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2nd Annual Annapolis Trust HBCU Summer Camp!

 

Our annual eight-week HBCU summer camps are designed to expose students from underserved communities to the rich history and culture of historically Black colleges and universities as we help them envision themselves as future college students. 

 

The 2nd annual HBCU Summer Camp will use themed lessons, activities, and field trips to help reinforce the idea that college is a place where students belong. This year’s group of campers will consist of 80 students ages 6-12 in the Annapolis Gardens community in Annapolis, Md. 

 

Students will benefit from:

  •  Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily

  • 1:1 laptop availability

  • Access to cultural enrichment activities

  • Campus tours of the four historically Black universities in Maryland (Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Morgan State University, and the University of Maryland at Eastern Shore

  • A diverse group of role models and guest speakers from a variety of industries

  • A camper t-shirt to commemorate their experience at the HBCU Summer Camp

 

Additionally, we are sponsoring stipends for seven HBCU College Interns to provide them with hands-on experience in youth development supporting educational programs.

 

Programs will include:

 

Inspiring Future Agriculture Professionals Through Gardening 

Many historically Black institutions were founded as training grounds for those who would go on to work in agricultural, mechanical, and technical fields. The Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Scholarship Trust wants to inspire children and youth to learn about the importance and benefits of these fields in our communities through gardening. Campers and their families will to engage with their environment as they learn about environmentally responsible gardening techniques. Campers will journal their gardening explorations and learn about careers in agriculture.

 

The Art of Storytelling:

 

Campers will celebrate the rich storytelling tradition of African-American culture while strengthening their literacy skills. We hope to inspire a love of reading and writing through activities that will encourage campers to develop and share their own stories with their families and the community. They will journal their experiences as they explore the world of words.

 

Tech Exploration:

 

Gaming and e-sports are the latest trends in technology – and several HBCUs are leading the way offering pathways to careers in these fields. Campers will explore ways to leverage their interests in gaming as a way to cultivate careers they love as they learn introductory coding skills and develop their ideas into real-life products. 

 

Additional Opportunities Include:

 

  • Weekly swim and play sessions - Guided play is essential for a child’s cognitive development. We incorporate this science into our swim and play program for kids to ensure that our campers receive the most exciting and beneficial learning experience. 

  • Move and groove activities - Our goal is to help our campers develop motor skills that will improve coordination, build endurance and strength, increase flexibility, relax, and have loads of fun. Students will learn eight different movement types to help them build healthy habits.

  • HBCU Summer Learning Lab - A diverse group of role models will speak to the campers about various subjects confronting them today in sessions that will build and strengthen community while helping students tackle real-life challenges.

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