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 and staff from county vision programs around the state and other organizations that provide services to the blind and low vision population. Some of these programs may include a small charge. Short courses can be provided on the MSB campus or regionally.

Student Summer Programs


MSB Camp Abilities at Lions Camp Merrick

June 23-27. A five-day, overnight outdoor education camp located at Lions Camp Merrick on the beautiful Potomac River in Nanjemoy, MD. Includes canoeing, fishing, ropes courses, and more! For students 9-17 years old.

$550. Email for scholarship information.


TrECCk for Success Program

Summer courses focus on five ECC areas: technology skills, compensatory skills (braille and print literacy), independent living skills, recreation/leisure skills, and career education.

This year is Art Escapes themed!

Little TrECCk, for ages 6-10: July 8-9.

Big TrECCk, for ages 11-15: July 10-12


TrECCk at the bECCh, Salisbury, MD

July 22-24. In collaboration with Wicomico County and Salisbury University, MSB Outreach will bring adapted sports and games to blind and low-vision students on the Eastern Shore.


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 various sports, health-enhancing activities, and social opportunities that they can continue after their week of camp. We vigorously promote independence and self-advocacy throughout the week and encourage them to socialize and develop strong relationships with peers that will last a lifetime.

July 14-19. An overnight sports camp at the MSB campus featuring goalball, beep baseball, track and field and much, much more! For students 12-17 years old.

$200. Email for scholarship information.



July 8 – 31 2024. Mastering Independence Skills through Living Experiences (MISLE) is a work-based, residential (M-F) program on the MSB campus for students with visual impairments, designed to provide intensive instruction in the areas of organization, work experience, social skills, mobility and much more! For students 16-21 years old.

For more information on summer programs in general, contact Diane Colburn, Director of Statewide & Outreach Services at