2022 CLS Summer Camps & Extracurricular Opportunities

We are excited to announce that throughout this entire summer we will partner with MindFrame, an innovative public K-12 summer camp, to provide on-site camps related to STEM, Communications, Digital Arts, Robotics, Game Design, and Coding. Voted “Best Summer Camp” by Northern Virginia Magazine in 2020 and 2021, we look forward to this summer enhancement.

Additionally, registration is available for on-site summer camps including History, Chess, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, FCA camp, and more! See below for dates and times. See below for Extracurricular Opportunities as well.

Camp is for Rising 1st-8th Graders and ALL skill levels (“Never Played” all the way to “Advanced”.)  Camp includes five half-days (your choice between morning or afternoon Monday – Friday,  9am – 12pm OR 12:30 – 3:30pm) of instruction, practice, fun, snack/break, more instruction, more practice and more FUN!  Plus, students will play in a no-stress, class tournament on “Fun Friday”.  All students will receive a YBC t-shirt and participation medal.  In addition, First, Second and Third Place trophies will be awarded to the winners of the “Fun Friday” class tournament.  Parents are all invited to the latter portion of Fun Friday for our personal medal & student recognition ceremony.

  • June 13-17; 9-12pm OR 12:30pm-3:30pm
  • Cost: $180
  • Rising 1st-8th Graders
  • Facilitated by Your Best Chess

Mindframe Onsite Camps (full and half-day options available):

  • June 27 – July 1: All Things Science / Creative Writing: Storybook Creation
  • July 5 – 8 (4 days): Inventors and Engineers + Digital Arts & Stop Motion Animation
  • July 11 – 15: Journey Into Space / LEGO Engineering
  • July 18 – 22: Jr. Coding & Robotics / Animal Kingdom
  • July 25 – 29: Jr. Game Design & Coding / Ocean Explorers
  • August 1 – 5: All Things Science / Artists Workshop
  • August 8 – 12: Inventors and Engineers / Character Creation and Illustration

For full descriptions, and registration, see Mindframe’s registration page.


Mindframe Onsite Camps (full and half-day options):

  • June 27 – July 1: Creative Writing / Debate
  • July 5 – 8 (4 days): Character Design & Animation
  • July 11 – 15: Minecraft Modding & Coding
  • July 18 – 22: YouTube Video Making
  • July 25 – 29: YouTube Video Making
  • August 1 – 5: Roblox Game Design
  • August 8 – 12: Python Programming

For full descriptions, and registration, see Mindframe’s registration page.

Mindframe Onsite Camps (full and half-day options):

  • June 27 – July 1: JAVA Programming
  • July 5 – 8 (4 days): Graphic Design & Illustration
  • July 11 – 15: YouTube Video Making
  • July 18 – 22: Character Design and Animation
  • July 25 – 29: Python Programming
  • August 1 – 5: 3D Game Design & Development
  • August 8 – 12: Machine Learning and Cryptography

For full descriptions, and registration, see Mindframe’s registration page.

Fun and memorable sports camp offering coaching in Girls Volleyball, Girls Field Hockey, Girls Cheerleading, Co-ed Sports Media, Boys and Girls Soccer, Co-ed Basketball, Boys Football, Boys Baseball

This camp provides players a rounded soccer experience covering a broad range of soccer techniques, skills, and tactics. Players will be challenged at an appropriate level while receiving instruction in a fun, positive environment. The experience campers will get is based on the premise that every soccer player needs to focus on both technical and tactical training. This camp is open to girls of all playing levels.

  • Led by CLS Middle School Soccer Coach Taylor Leach
  • June 27 – July 1; 9am-2pm
  • Rising 6th – 12th grade girls 
  • Campers are asked to bring their own lunch and water bottle.
  • Early Registration: $250; Regular: $275

Chelsea, Manchester City, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, Harry Kane…clubs and players known to millions of soccer fans! The CLS Summer Soccer Camp invites boys and girls from grades 3 through 8 to learn and enjoy the world’s most popular sport, the “Beautiful Game” of soccer. Campers will be instructed on individual ball skills as well as whole-team strategy. They will participate in small-sided scrimmages and full-field games. Each day will begin with a Bible Devotion, end with an encouragement session and include biblical character formation throughout the day. Come out and join us!

  • Led by CLS Varsity Soccer Coach John Bronson
  • July 11-15; 9am-1pm
  • Rising 3rd – 8th grade boys and girls 
  • Campers are asked to bring their own lunch and water bottle.
  • Early Registration: $225; Regular: $275

Fun and memorable sports camp offering coaching in Girls Volleyball, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Girls Field Hockey, Girls Cheerleading, Co-Ed Sports Media, Co-ed Soccer, Co-ed Basketball, Boys Baseball

The 2022 CLS History Camp brings boys grades 3 through 8 back to the mid 19th century America by way of an exciting Civil War living history experience! This includes spending the entire week in period uniform, being amidst an actual military encampment, participating in march and drill, skirmishes and battles. Other activities include sword fighting (with padded swords),”Frontier Wrestling”, tomahawk throwing and an Army Ranger survival course. The week also includes field trips to the beautiful Agricultural History Farm Park and Gettysburg Battlefield as well as a Family Program that showcases what the boys have learned throughout the week. Each day begins with a Bible Devotion, includes studies of key battles in a Daily Military Briefing and features biblical instruction and character formation throughout the day. Don’t miss this year’s History Camp!

Work with former college and high school stand-outs to grow in the skills to make you a competitive volleyball player. We will work on footwork, passing, setting, hitting, blocking, and serving. All in a fun and energetic environment. All levels welcome.

  • Coached by Varsity Volleyball Coach, Jen Batty and Jessica Marcantonio
  • For rising 6th-12th grade girls
  • July 25-29, 9am-2pm
  • Please bring your own water bottle and lunch.
  • Early Registration: $250; Regular: $275

This is a camp that focuses on developing the complete player. You will develop shooting, ball handling, passing, footwork, defense, rebounding, athleticism, character development, and other essential skills to become a great basketball player. You also get to take the skills you practiced and apply them in a controlled game setting. It is both fun and intense.

  • Coached by Varsity Head Coach, Graeme Huggins. Coach Huggins has 24 years of coaching and camp director experience.
  • For rising 6th-12th grade
  • Aug 1-5, 9am-3pm
  • Please bring your own water bottle and lunch.
  • Early Registration: $250; Regular: $275

2022 Recommended Summer Opportunities – Non-CLS

Select from the below options for recommended off-site summer extracurricular offerings for 2021. Summer classes, internships, camps, etc. provide students with rich, new experiences in different fields such as engineering, writing, STEM, art, community service and so much more. We do encourage you as a student to make the most of your free time in the summer by considering new and different learning experiences.  These activities are highlights to be added to the resume of activities you use when you apply to colleges. Please note CLS is not sponsoring or endorsing these opportunities.  We are providing them to you for your own interests.

Innovative experiences for teenagers in community service, language, and leadership for the past 37 years. There are 22 programs in six continents around the world with both service and travel programs. Visit http://www.adventurescrosscountry.com/ or call 800-767-2722.

2022 Dates 06/19/2022 to 06/25/2022 at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. The American Legion is sponsoring their annual summer residential program for current H.S. junior boys, called Boys State. The program emphasizes the necessity of participation as a citizen in the government process to ensure continuing freedoms and rights. It is a week of learning & group participation where students are required to work as a team under close supervision. http://mdlegion.org/boysstate/

2022 Dates 06/19/2022 to 06/24/2022 at Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. Girls State is a residential training program for high school classes ‘23 and ‘22 and is operated annually by the American Legion. Every American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program operates with the same patriotic values through a nonpartisan curriculum where students assume the roles of government leaders, campaigning in mock parties (often called “Federalists” and “Nationalists”) to become mayors and county and state officials of their ALA Girls State.


Global Scholars have the option to join an all-virtual program, or a blended virtual-in person program. The programs will run July 5-July 16 or July 18-July 30. You can shift your registration between the two experiences at any time this spring, too. Global Scholar equips youth leaders to be bold and visionary change makers around urgent global challenges. Participants learn about global issues from experts, build tools for transformative action, and launch careers in international affairs. Global Scholars learn with and from some of the brightest young minds working on these issues today. There are sessions for grades 9-12. Find out more at https://ampglobalyouth.org/global-scholar/

Program Dates: Multiple 2-6 week courses, June 19-August 5. Sessions in over 200 courses for talented high school students who want to prepare for college success and experience life as a student on an Ivy League campus. Students can shadow a physician, hone writing skills, map the stars, seek answers to human behavior, examine international affairs, or analyze their own DNA. A limited number of Dean’s Scholarships are awarded to Pre-College students who demonstrate financial need and academic merit. For more information and to apply visit www.brown.edu/summer

Regular admissions deadline: Friday, May 20, 2022

An intensive 6 week summer experience in creative mathematical exploration. Financial aid is available. Applications are available at www.promys.org. PROMYS 2022 will run in person from July 3 – August 13.

Pre-College program will be offered in-person for Summer 2022. Offers ten distinct pre-college programs to rising juniors and seniors. Take architecture, art, computational biology, design, drama, music, game academy, math and science, summer session, or writing courses. Call 412-268-5914 or visit https://www.cmu.edu/pre-college/

The Pre-College Program offers two summer opportunities: College Intensive and Summer Immersion.
The College Intensive program offers rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit
through undergraduate level courses, access university resources, and preview an authentic college
experience. The Summer Immersion is a program offers rising sophomores, juniors and seniors the
opportunity to expand and deepen their knowledge of a topic through rigorous noncredit sessions that
connect academic experience with real-world activities. www.summer.gwu.edu/pre-college-2022

Offers an engaging hands-on experience and an opportunity to earn college credit. https://summer.georgetown.edu/all-programs

The Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program will be running virtually in 2022.Choose from a 2-week immersion program or a 6-week self-paced experience that will allow you to meet other students and learn in the style that works best for you! All high school students who identify as girls can apply, and no prior computer science experience is required. https://girlswhocode.com/programs/summer-immersion-program

Offers fun educational summer camps at local universities. Learn how to create your own websites using the best industry software. Register at https://www.idtech.com/on-campus or call 888-709-TECH

At MLW’s week-long residential leadership workshops, students experience creative and interactive
workshops, hands-on leadership opportunities, and personal coaching; immersing themselves in all
aspects of leadership. http://mlw.org/summer-programs/

This 2 to 5-week program for rising juniors and seniors is an intensive college-level experience that offers
opportunities to build a professional portfolio of work. https://www.mica.edu/non-degree-learning-opportunities/programs-for-youth/programs-for-teens/summer-pre-college-program/

The Therapeutic Recreation program offers a variety of volunteer options for students ages 14 and older
to assist people with disabilities in summer day camps and programs. https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec/activitiesandprograms/therapeuticrec/volunteers.html

For low income sophomores or juniors with at least a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) who have an interest in journalism. The cost is free, including travel costs to and from Princeton! Apply now! Go to www.princeton.edu/sjp Application is due February 28.

St. John’s Summer Academy is a college summer program for high school students (ages 15 to 18), modeled after St. John’s discussion-based, interdisciplinary method of teaching the great books. A hands-on introduction to college life, our Great Books Summer Reading Program helps students hone their reading, critical thinking, and discussion skills. With engaging workshops and awesome off-campus excursions. The goal with the Summer Academy is to introduce high school students to the world of critical thinking and discussion while reading great books in subjects like philosophy, literature, psychology, history, religion, economics, science, astronomy, language, and more. Week-long programs are offered on SJC campuses in Annapolis, Maryland and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and online programs from your own home. More information here: https://www.sjc.edu/summer-academy

For rising high school juniors and seniors. This program offers both a 3-week and a 6-week online options designed to help students explore their talents and interests before graduating from high school. www.precollege.syr.edu

Application Deadline: May 1, 2022

Targets college-bound seniors, juniors and sophomores who have a strong academic record and a desire to excel to experience college life while earning three academic credits. Explore academic interests, investigate career opportunities, and explore campus life. An array of rigorous courses are offered for three weeks and are taught by the same award-winning faculty who teach UMD students.

Online July 11-29, 2022. Visit https://oes.umd.edu/pre-college-programs/terp-young-scholars-online

Various camps for students offered during the summer. Previous camps have included Cyber Defense Training Camp, Make Your Own Wearables, Introduction to Computing 101 and more.

Go to https://inclusion.cs.umd.edu/outreach for details.

Smith’s summer business programs are living-learning, immersive experiences aimed to enhance students’ understanding of business, create global awareness on pertinent topics and develop leadership skills.

To learn more and enroll, go to http://go.umd.edu/smithsummerprograms

C-Tech² offers an opportunity to learn about college life–from residence halls to classrooms and everything in-between. It provides access to information and technology necessary to best prepare you for your future. The C-Tech² program targets rising junior and senior high school girls.

The C-Tech² camp will be held Sunday, June 26 – Saturday, July 9, 2022.


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