News Release, College of Southern Maryland

CSM’s New Summer Flight Academy Encourages Students to Soar

Kids’ and Teen College at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) continues with its tradition of offering comprehensive, summer enrichment programs for children ages 6 to 17 years old. CSM’s half-day or full-day programs allow kids and teens to design a summer experience specific to their interests, while assuring parents that their children are receiving memorable lessons with trusted instructors.

“Children and teens can explore cooking, coding and art, or choose to STEM forward with our virtual reality activities,” explained CSM Youth Program Coordinator Anthony Warrick. “This year we are thrilled to be introducing our CSM Flight Academy.”

The CSM’s new2019 Summer Flight Academyoffers a fun week of aviation classroom experiences (ACE) at its Leonardtown Campus with flight skills development, confidence building and teamwork in a flight simulation setting. The flight simulator flying will include ground operations, takeoff and basics of flight, approaching an airport and landing, navigation and finding your way, loading and flying local area navigation missions, executing Inspired to Soar and Guardians of the Game missions, and Free Play in aircraft of your choice. Special reduced pricing is being made available to students thanks to grant funding fromThe Patuxent Partnership.

Some of the many new programs being offered this summer are Harry Potter: Hogwarts Express; Live to Dance; Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnight Style Video Game; and the ABCs of Ethical Hacking. Also new this summer and offered at the La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick campuses is the Taste of Mexico – a cooking class for ages 10-13 that explores the traditions and culture of a fiesta-worthy menu of Mexican dishes and the techniques on how to prepare them.

Registration for CSM Kids’ and Teen College classes and programs can occur up until the week before the start of each program, however parents are encouraged to register children and teenagers as early as possible to guarantee a slot in the class. Before and after care is available.

For information about all available courses and to register for CSM’s Kids’ and Teen College,

To view a week-to-week schedule by campus, visit online at

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