A unique day camp in Bethesda, MD for boys and girls (ages 4-16).

June 18-July 27 



 SUMMER STUDIES -

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND TUITION 

REGISTRATION OPENS TUESDAY, MARCH 6 AT 9:30Am

 

  • Questions about the registration process?  Contact the Camp Office 301-657-4322 x380 
  • General questions about the courses? Contact Upper School Office 301-657-4322 x385
  • Daily attendance is expected and any missed work must be made up.
  • Information about books and materials for the courses will be sent by the teachers after registration.
  • For any student who does not attend Stone Ridge during the school year, permission and a letter of recommendation to attend these classes must be obtained from the student's academic dean for courses receiving full or half-credit.

 

  FULL CREDIT COURSES                                                                                                            

 

CHEMISTRY (GRADES 10-12)

     Date: June 18 - July 27

     Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

     Teacher: Mr. Will Robertson

     Prerequisite: 9th Grade Science

     Tuition: $1300

This course provides students with a solid introduction to chemistry, its vocabulary and its application to natural events. Major topics covered include atomic structure, chemical bonding and molecular structures, chemical reactions, chemical nomenclature, stoichiometry, physical  behavior of gases, liquids and solids, gas laws, solutions, equilibrium and acids and bases. Emphasis is on measurement, problem-solving and the practical application of chemical ideas.   Students are expected to carry out lab work.

 

U.S. HISTORY (GRADES 11-12)

      Date: June 18 - July 27

      Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

      Prerequisite:  Grade 10 History

      Tuition: $1200

      Teacher: Dr. Michael Cavey

This course serves as a basic and comprehensive study of American history, focusing on major political, economic and social developments from the age of European discovery to the end of the Cold War.  In addition to mastering the basic facts, concepts, and themes of US History, students engage in abstract reasoning, critical reading of major historians and primary sources, analytical and research writing, debate and oral presentation, current events analysis and historical research using the internet.  Students will be well prepared to take the SAT U.S. History Subject Test in the fall.

 

  HALF-CREDIT COURSES                                                                                                          

 

ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD STUDIES (GRADES 10-12)

      Date: June 18 - July 6

      Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm *times may vary given the nature of the day's fieldwork

      Teacher: Ms. Heidi Johnson

      Prerequisite: Grade 9 Science

      Tuition: $650

Calling all nature lovers! Are you ready to spend your summer mornings outside? Are you excited to catch critters, get dirty, and maybe fall into a stream? If your answer is yes, then Environmental Field Studies is the course for you! In this lab and field studies based course, students will conduct hands-on activities to mimic and sometimes inform the real-life work of environmental scientists. By conducting studies to look at species populations, stream water quality, soil analysis, and more, students will learn how humans interact with their environment both positively and negatively. No previous biology or environmental science experience required; just an enthusiasm for life and an appreciation of the natural world. Bring some water shoes, insect repellent and sunscreen.  (Note: For Stone Ridge students interested in completing the STEM Certificate Program, this course counts toward STEM CP requirement #4 - Refer to Inside SR/Upper School/Student Activities Page/STEM Certificate Program) 

 

U.S. FOREIGN POLICY: FOCUS ON The Korean Peninsula (GRADES 10-12)

      Date: July 2-20

      Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Georgetown Prepatory School (in the George Center)

      Teacher: Mr. Steve Maczynski

      Prerequisite: Grade 9 History

      Tuition: $1100              

Note: There is also a $650 one-week enrichment option (non-credit) July 16-20.

  • To register for one-week class, please contact Rosita Whitman at Georgetown Prep at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 301-214-1250.
  • Registration for non-credit option will NOT be handled through the camp website. 
With the opening of diplomatic relations between the two sides- Moon Jae-In and Kim Jung Un- in the wake of the 2018 Winter Olympics following a summer of vitriolic language that included threats of “fire and fury” and the “size of nuclear buttons”, the entire stability of this region of the world is continually called into question. 
 
After several failed attempts by world leaders to collectively keep Korea nuclear-free, the North continues to pursue a ballistic missile program. Intelligence communities had largely underestimated in scope of the initiative, particularly the range and altitude that destructive bombs could reach a major city in the United States. While a return to a diplomatic solution has emerged following the sanctions passed by the United Nations Security Council, the chances for human error and misunderstanding make this region a top priority. It is imperative to engage collaboration of major nations such as the People’s Republic of China to work with the
United States in seeking solutions that stop the momentum on the slippery slope to war. This summer offering will successfully integrate current events with historical underpinnings so that
the participants can understand the evolution toward the current impasse that threatens global security. Supplementing the lectures and readings are experiential field trips to embassies and
international organizations located in Washington DC. Experts in the field of nuclear deterrence and arms negotiations will shed light on the past and present.
 
**Note: Class is held at Georgetown Prep
 
 

ENRICHMENT CLASSES                                                                  

ALGEBRA I REVIEW AND ENRICHMENT (GRADE 9)

      Date: June 18 - July 20

      Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

      Tuition: $900

      Prerequisite: Completed 8th Grade

      Teacher: Ms. Vaswati Hasson

This course will review the fundamentals of Algebra. Topics will include solving linear equations and inequalities, linear and quadratic functions, operations on rational expressions, polynomials and radicals, and graphing linear and quadratic functions. The students will develop the ability to explore and solve real world application problems, demonstrate the use of the graphing calculator, and communicate mathematical ideas clearly. This course is intended for students who have completed Algebra I and would benefit from additional support and review before taking their next math course (either Geometry or Algebra II), and students who would like a jumpstart to their study of Algebra I in Grade 9. 

READING & WRITING WORKSHOP FOR RISING NINTH-GRADERS  (GRADE 9)

    Date: June 18 - July 6

    Time: 1:00 pm- 3:30 pm

    Tuition: $500

    Prerequisite: Completed 8th Grade

    Teacher: Ms. Holly Zindulis 

Are you looking to keep your reading and writing skills sharp over the summer? Are you anticipating the new challenges of high school humanities classes?  In Grade 9, students can look forward to rigorous reading lists along with writing on a more analytical level.  This workshop helps usher students onto this new scene by breaking the reading and writing processes down into manageable steps and useful skills. Students will practice writing several types of essays, learn targeted writing-based grammar, get a head start on their summer reading and generally build confidence in themselves as high school students!

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (the Stone Ridge 9th grade summer reading books) are required texts for this workshop

 

WRITING WORKSHOP  (GRADEs 10-12)

    Date: June 18 - July 6

    Time: 1:00 pm- 3:30 pm

    Tuition: $600

    Prerequisite: Grade 9 English

    Teacher: Ms. Erin DeSimone 

This three-week writing course offers students structured time to write academically in the summer. Rising 10th , 11th , and 12th graders will have the opportunity to practice writing analytically and to hone essential writing skills, like writing thesis statements, topic sentences, and introductions. Students will read and discuss strong academic pieces, of varying styles, as a way to further develop their own writing voices. This course will provide an encouraging environment to learn new writing techniques and refine academic writing that will prepare them for future classes in the Humanities.   Students will also have opportunity to work on their summer reading essays for the upcoming school year.  Rising 12th graders will be able to brainstorm, outline and draft their college essays after hearing from the college counseling office about the college essay process during this course.


 

9101 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
301.657.4322