Current Events

The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) provides year-round opportunities for students, families, staff and volunteers. Regularly visit this section for calendar updates and upcoming events and activities for the current school year.

Click on the highlighted links for current information

School Calendars 

Outreach Events

2018-19 Student Activities Calendar

MSB Community Partnership Events


Many on-campus events are live-streamed and recorded for future viewing. 

Summer Programs

MSB Camp Abilities

MSB Camp Abilities is an overnight sports camp held annually in the summer for youth ages 9-17 who are blind or visually impaired.  The camp is held on the campus of MSB every summer, usually in the month of July. Activities include Swimming, Beep Baseball, Goalball, Beep Kickball, Soccer, Fitness Activities, Camp Fires, Field Trips and Social Time.

The cost of the 5 day camp is $175.00.  MSB Camp Abilities will be held from July 15 – 19, 2019Registration is now open!  See MSB Camp Abilities Flyer 2019 or MSB Camp Abilities Spanish Flyer 2019 for more details and register at 2019 CA Registration

MSB Camp Abilities at Lions Camp Merrick is a 5 day overnight outdoor education camp for youth ages 9-17 who are blind or visually impaired held at Lions Camp Merrick on the beautiful Potomac River in Nanjemoy, MD. The cost of the camp is $550.00 and will be held from July 28 – August 1, 2019Registration is now open!  See MSB CA Lions Camp Merrick Flyer 2019 or CA Lions Camp Merrick Spanish Flyer 2019 for more details and register at 2019 CA LCM Registration

The following forms must be completed in order to attend MSB Camp Abilities or Camp Abilities at Lions Camp Merrick; if your child is attending both camps, only ONE set of forms is needed.

2018-19 Emergency 911 Transportation Consent Form
2018-19 Maryland State Medication Authorization Form
2018-19 Part I Health Assessment Form
2018-19 Part II Health Assessment Form
2018-19 Over the Counter Meds Permission Form
2019 Parent Authorization Form Outreach Summer Programs

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Mastering Independence Skills Through Living Experiences (MISLE) is a worked based, residential (M-F) program for students with visual impairments ages 14-21 years of age, designed specifically to provide intensive instruction in the areas of organization, work experience, social skills, mobility and more. This program runs for 4 weeks each summer.

MISLE will be held from July 8 – August 2, 2019.  Registration is OPEN!  See MISLE 2019 Flyer for more information and register at 2019 MISLE Registration


Because it’s never too soon to teach students skills they need to be prepared for life, MSB’s TRECCK FOR SUCCESS is a free one week program that provides instruction in the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) through fun themed classes and activities.  See 2019 TRECCK for Success Flyer for more information

July 8 – 12, 2019 – Elementary Week (students entering 1st – 5th grades). Register now at TRECCK Elementary Registration

July 22 – 26, 2019 – Middle/High Week (students entering 6th – 10th grades). Register now at TRECCK Middle/High Registration