Typing for Beginners

Two three-week sessions
June 22–July 10, July 13–31
1:30–3:30 p.m.
Boys and girls, rising 4th through rising 6th graders

*This camp will take place online*

What to bring: Computer with keyboard, webcam and microphone capability, WiFi access, headphones, painter's/masking tape (to cover the keys as we learn them)

With an emphasis on fun and a track record of providing students with a foundational knowledge of touch-typing skills, this camp is a comfortable space in which to conquer the keys. A typical day finds students engaged in self-paced typing practice, relaxing breaks with popsicles, a change-up typing activity, and a final cool-down time with typing games. We utilize QwertyTown 2.0, winner of Ed Tech Digest’s prestigious Cool Tool Award for the second year in a row. Popular with kids and teachers alike, this program offers:

  • A customizable avatar to dress and accessorize, using Qwerty Coins earned by completing lessons and sections—highly motivating!
  • Adjustable accuracy and speed goals, providing a comfortable yet challenging learning zone.
  • An orderly way to learn finger/key combinations—home row, top row, bottom row, and reach keys. Some students even master the numbers row.
  • A chance to earn medals, play head-to-head typing challenges, and share notes through a class email.
  • A one-year subscription to QuertyTown to continue using at home.

Make this the summer to join the fun, make new friends, and learn to type!

General Daily Schedule:

1:30–2 p.m.    

Typing practice

2–2:20 p.m.       


2:20–2:45 p.m.    

Typing practice

2:45–3 p.m.       


3–3:10 p.m.       

Typing activity

3:10–3:25 p.m.    

Typing games

3:25–3:30 p.m.    

Shut down and dismissal

Also check out our Typing Club for advanced typists!

Teacher bio: Dartha Dragnich has served as Landon’s Upper School librarian for 15 years. This is her 14th year teaching typing at Landon Summer.

Fun fact: Dartha was in radio and TV advertisements as a child.

Learn to type!


Stay All Day!

Register for a morning AND afternoon camp/class and Halftime is included for free.


Landon Summer at Landon School inspires boys and girls to build their confidence and explore their passions in a vibrant, nurturing camp environment that emphasizes community, discovery, independence, and fun.
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Bethesda, MD 20817
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Established in 1935, Landon Summer at Landon School offers traditional day camps and specialized programs for boys and girls, ages 3 1/2 - 17.


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