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. This is a four week program for students in 1st-12th grades. 



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.

Contact Dareen Barrios for more information

MSB Camp Abilities

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.

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.