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.
M.I.S.L.E. SUMMER INSTITUTE
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.
MSB Camp Abilities
An overnight sports summer camp 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.
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.