Energy! Blue Room Summer Camp 2018


Welcome to the Blue Room Summer Camp at the Center for Young Children on the campus of the University of Maryland. The Blue Room is a group of 18 children, ages 6- 8, and one Guinea Pig named Oreo. The camp runs six weeks from the end of June to the beginning of August. In addition to swimming three times a week, having music class, and just plain camp fun, we focus, investigating in-depth, on one topic as a summer study utilizing Project Based Learning.

This summer, the class is studying "Energy." The idea is to find out more about the many types of energy around us. Please explore the phases of our study and see how we were able to incorporate some of the Maryland State Standards in science and other domains by integrating them within our project based study topic.

A sampling of the Maryland Early Learning Standards can be found on each page. Standards from all disciplines are met naturally by investigating a worthy topic in depth .

Meet the Teachers


Vera Wiest (left), Student aide Sydney Dazzo (middle) and Co-teacher -Timisa Johnson (right).

Building 381, 4028 Valley Drive College Park, Maryland 20742 * Vera Wiest 2018