Summer Programs

Student Short Courses

MSB offers short course programs to students (1st-12th grade) during the summer to promote skill development in the nine areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum. During the summer, we provide 1-4 week intensive programs in specific academic and ECC skill areas. Our short courses are taught by highly trained and highly qualified MSB staff as well as staff from county vision programs around the state and other organizations that provide services to the visually impaired population. Some of these programs may include a small charge. Short courses can be provided on the MSB campus or regionally.

Check our calendar in …. for course offerings held during the summer.

Student Summer Programs

TRECCK for Success Program

Summer courses that focus on 5 areas of the ECC: technology skills, compensatory skills (braille and print literacy), independent living skills, recreation/leisure skills and career education. Courses are offered every day so students can sign up for as many classes as they are interested in.

TRECCK FOR SUCCESSIn Person Program (no cost): Parents must provide transportation to and from MSB. Courses will include coding, physical education, ECC instruction, social skills and more. This is a four week program for students in 1st-12th grades and will be held daily from 9 am – 3 pm.  10 students max will be accepted 

July 6-9:  Elementary- beginner coding skills 

July 12-16: Middle/high School – intermediate/advanced coding skills 

July 19-23: Middle/High School – Expanded Core Curriculum Skills 

July 16-30: MIddle/High School – beginner coding skills 

For more information and registration, click on this link:

TRECCK for Success Virtual Programs (no cost):

Astronomy and Space

Middle school and High School: July 6, 13, 20, 27

Elementary: July 8, 15, 22 and 29

Lego Braille Bricks Fun (English and Spanish) Course time: 11 am Tuesdays in English: July 6, 13, 20, and 27 Wednesdays in Spanish: July 7, 14, 21, and 28

Journalism for Blind and Low Vision Students For middle and high school students July 7 & 9, July 14 & 16, July 21 & 23, July 28 & 30 Course time: 1 pm

For more information and registration, click this link: MSB 2021 Summer Programs 


Mastering Independence Skills Through Living Experiences (MISLE) is a worked based, residential (M-F) program for students with visual impairments ages 16-21 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.

2021 MISLE program will be held from July 6 – July 30 and will be limited to 7 students due to COVID19 restrictions. Registration is now open.  To register complete the 2021 MISLE Registration Form

Contact Dareen Barrios for more information

MSB Camp Abilities

The Maryland School for the Blind will be offering Camp Abilities in-person this summer from June 21-25, 2021. The camp will be overnight for students ages 12-16 who are blind or low vision. Due to COVID precautions, the camp will be limited to 15 students.

Our mission at MSB Camp Abilities is to provide students from across the state (and neighboring states) with an authentic and educational opportunity to participate in a variety of sports, health-enhancing activities, and social opportunities that they can continue after their week of camp. We strongly promote independence and self-advocacy throughout the week and encourage them to socialize and develop strong relationship with peers that will last a lifetime.

Camp Abilities Registration is now open 

2021 Camp Dates: June 21-25
Cost: $200
Due Dates for Registration and Payment: May 28, 2021

For more information, contact Tim Taylor at

MSB Camp Abilities at Lions Camp Merrick

A five-day overnight outdoor education camp held annually in July for youth ages 9-17 who are blind or visually impaired held at Lions Camp Merrick on the beautiful Potomac River in Nanjemoy, MD.

Camp Abilities at Lions Camp Merrick will NOT be held in 2021.