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

If you are interested in any of our 2022 Summer Programs, please complete this 2022 Summer Program Interest Form. 

T.R.E.C.C.K. 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.

July 5-8th, 2022,  Ages 6-11-  T.R.E.C.C.K.:  Free An Expanded Core Curriculum day camp at MSB with fun experiences centered around exploring animals, their habitats, and their habits!

July 18-22nd, 2022, Ages 12-17- T.R.E.C.C.K.:  Free.  An Expanded Core Curriculum day camp at MSB with fun (more advanced) experiences around animals and exploring careers!


Mastering Independence Skills Through Living Experiences (MISLE) is a work-based, residential (M-F) program for students with visual impairments ages 16-21 years of age, explicitly designed to provide intensive instruction in the areas of the organization work experience, social skills, mobility and more. This program runs for four 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 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 a strong relationships with peers that will last a lifetime.

July 11-15th,  2022 Ages 12-17-  CAMP ABILITIES: An Overnight Sports Camp at MSB with fun experiences including Goalball, Judo, Beep Baseball, Track and Field, and much more! $200 (scholarships available)

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 low vision held at Lions Camp Merrick on the beautiful Potomac River in Nanjemoy, MD.

July 24-28th,  2022, Ages 9-17- CAMP MERRICK: An Overnight “real camping” adventure in Southern Maryland hosted by the Lions Club with MSB Staff Support! $TBD  (scholarships available)

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