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Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning

For Kids

Girls Innovation Academy

Girls Innovation Academy @ SU is a strategic female-only initiative tailored to middle-school girls to enhance their competence and confidence in innovation and leadership. In a collaborative, supportive and creative environment, girls entering sixth, seventh and eighth grade explore science, technology, environment, civic engagement, communication and arts. We invite girls to uncover their potential, prepare for higher education and discover unexplored career paths. 

Both sessions are currently full. You can sign up for our wait list or sign up for our email newsletters to keep up-to-date for next year.

Session One on Science and the environment is scheduled for the weeks of June 18. July 16 and August 6Session 2 on Arts and the Humanities is schedule for week of June 25, July 23 and August 13

Cost is $200 per week for three weeks; total cost is $600.

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• Program meets Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
• Girls register for all three weeks.
• Cost includes all-you-care-to-eat lunch at the Commons dining hall. Box lunch is provided on day trips.
• Optional early drop-off begins at 7:30 a.m. and late pick-up is until 5:30 p.m. at the Center for Extended & Lifelong Learning.
• Both sessions focus on leadership, communication, technology and innovation.

Click the photo for more images from GIA@SU 2017!

Girls stand in front of a NASA aircraft at Wallops Island during GIA 2017

"GIA continues to be an amazing experience for my daughter.  We as parents are always seeking a safe place where children learn, grow, make friends and be themselves.  GIA is that place.  My daughter has made friends she keeps in touch with and is looking forward to upcoming summer program." 
- Sushma Agarwal, parent



• The three-week summer program is held at Salisbury University, an award-winning “green” campus.
• Both sessions focus on leadership, communication, technology and innovation.
• Each week, the group travels to off-campus sites to learn about technology in action – including NASA and high-tech businesses.
• Leadership training includes creating and presenting vision boards, social media identity and safety, bias and perceptions, nonverbal power, relational support and networks, media myths of women, conflict resolution, college readiness, cultural diversity, improvisation, and team building through outdoor leadership activities.
• Computer-lab training features stop-motion video, soundtrack recording, 3D printing, light-board video, web design, blogging, Slack, information literacy, online education and poster design.
• Campus tours involve IT, Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative, Perdue Hub Entrepreneurship Center, Henson Medical Simulation Center, sustainable buildings, beehives, neuroscience lab, BEACON, solar energy stations, TV and audio production studios, and art galleries.


Limited financial assistance is available. To apply for a Children's Home Foundation campership grant please download and mail in this form. Assistance through GIA can be requested when filling out the online registration.


Girls in front of a small commuter jet at Piedmont Airlines at Salisbury Regional Airport     
Click on the picture above to see video of our tour of Piedmont Airlines Headquarters
at Salisbury Regional Airport!


PRESTO (Performing Arts Education Outreach at Salisbury University)

PRESTO studentsDo you or your child want to learn how to play the piano or cello? Enhance singing skills? Become a better actor? Then PRESTO is for you! PRESTO is the performing arts education outreach program at Salisbury University. PRESTO offers quality instruction to students of all ages, levels and abilities in the Salisbury community and surrounding areas. It is housed in Fulton Hall, where participating students have the opportunity to access its facilities, faculty expertise and students. Individual lessons are offered for strings (violin, viola, cello and bass), piano, voice, guitar, most orchestral and band instruments, theatre, and musical theatre. PRESTO is perfect solution for those who, when asked if they play an instrument, say “No, but I always wanted to.” Now is the time to say instead, “Yes, I am learning.”

Classes begin the week of February 5. 12 week session, one lesson per week. Choose from professional or student teachers in piano, strings, voice, guitar, theatre and most band and orchestral instruments!

For more information contact Lacey Robinson in the PRESTO office at 410-548-2985, email

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PRESTO Plus - Adult Group Classes

PRESTO Plus are group classes designed for adults who want to learn to play for fun! No pressure to perform or excel, just learning piano for the joy of playing! You don't need a background in music or acting, these class starts from the very beginning!

Adult Group Piano Lessons: Dr. Nan Richerson, a Salisbury University piano faculty member, teaches group piano classes classes. She enjoys working with adults, and has developed Recreational Music Making (RMM) programs for adults in Louisiana, Kentucky, and Maryland.
Winter Session begins January 9. Beginner and continuing level classes available. Tuesday evening and Friday morning sessions.
Spring Sessions begin on February 26, offering three levels, beginner, continuing and advanced.

Group Piano Registration


Adult Group Guitar Lessons: Dr. Danielle Cummings, head of guitar studies at SU and internationally acclaimed classical guitarist, teaches this course designed for the beginner on acoustic guitar who has "always wanted to play" but is unsure where to start.

Group Guitar Registration


Adult Group Theatre Class: Keith Eagle, a professional actor and acting instructor who has taught at numerous arts and educational Institutions such as the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Professional Leadership Program and the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration leads this fun course. Explore the various tools in the Actor's Toolbox, including being in the moment, improving concentration, developing purpose and intention, listening, and developing creative solutions to everyday problems - all taught in a light and fun manner. Thursdays starting Feb. 8 from 6 - 8 pm for six weeks.

Group Theatre Registration


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Summer Camps

Salisbury University is host site to a variety of camps during the summer, including many camps offered by SU coaches. Subscribe to our newsletters to keep up to date on family events and news.

Click here to download the 2017 Summer Camp Flyer.

Many camps return to Salisbury year after year. A list of popular camps are:

  • All World Lacrosse Camp
  • Contact Football Camp
  • Dynamic Baseball Tournament
  • Eastern Shore Baseball
  • Gull Volleyball Camp
  • Nike Basketball Camp
  • Nike Basketball Shooting Camp
  • Nike Girls Lacrosse
  • Nike Softball
  • Nike Tennis I
  • Nike Tennis II
  • No. 1 Soccer Camp
  • Sea Gull Lacrosse Academy
  • Sea Gull Lacrosse Academy
  • Soccer Sessions I
  • Soccer Sessions II
  • SU Science Camp

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Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

Ward MuseumSalisbury University’s Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art features the world’s largest public collection of decorative wildfowl art and antique decoys. The museum is named in honor of famed Delmarva carvers Stephen and Lemuel Ward and strives to lead the way for advancing the understanding of wildfowl art and the interrelationships of art, nature and tradition.

Through educational programs, exhibits and events the museum builds upon the legacy of Steve and Lem Ward to bring young and old to a greater understanding of the human relationship to the natural world. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition for a museum.


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