Our Odyssey Series offers CTY students in grades 7-10 the chance to explore the liberal arts and expression through art, literature, history, philosophy, and political science.
The typical Odyssey program runs from approximately 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The series includes overnight and extended programs.
Living Classrooms Foundation – Baltimore, Maryland
Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4, 2017
Riding aboard Living Classrooms Foundation’s historic skipjack Sigsbee, families will learn about the Chesapeake Bay watershed, its geography, and topics that contribute to its health and water quality, including blue crabs, oysters, and urban vs. agricultural runoff. Participants will learn from working scientists and watermen, and share the responsibilities of setting up and striking camp, cooking, cleaning, and maintaining the ship. Evening activities may include night hikes, games, and campfires. No previous sailing experience is necessary, but this is a physically demanding course that requires a certain level of fitness. This program begins around noon on Monday and ends around 4 p.m. on Friday. All the meals, including vegetarian options, are provided for the length of the program. Bring sleeping bags, mats, and pillows, as participants will be sleeping in tents at campsites. Please note that some campsites may not have showers. Fresh water will be available for cooking, cleaning, drinking, and personal hygiene. More specific information about check-in location, campsites and activities will be provided.
Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, Maryland
Saturday, October 7 - Sunday, October 8, 2017
Join CTY for a weekend of interactive writing workshops, classes, and activities to explore how history, perspective, fact, and fiction intertwine to tell a new story. The program includes break-out sessions, a keynote address from a published author, and in-depth classes on the craft of writing led by full-time CTY staff. Families learn about elements of writing; draft new creative works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry; engage in workshops as a writer’s community; and share revised works at a closing session. Corresponding workshops build foundational skills for newer writers and develop the advanced skills of more experienced participants. At the end of the weekend, participants leave with portfolios they can add to for years to come. The program begins around 10 a.m. and ends around 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Lunch and snacks are included.
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