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					                                    ACA Alive
                         Summer 2009
                Camps for High School Students
Week of June 15                                       Week of July 13
Driver’s Education                                    Design (Cars, Airplanes and Rockets)
Students must have turned 14 by Dec. 15, 2008         Grades 7-9 (2009-10 Grades)
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.                 Monday-Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
$35/student                                           Instructor: Terry Brown
This course covers all classroom requirements for     $100/student, $15 additional supply cost
Driver’s Education. Driving instruction is included   Students will learn the fundamental principles
and begins once classroom instruction is complete.    of aerodynamics as they relate to automotive and
Oldest students will have scheduling priority for     aviation design and engineering. They will con-
the driving portion of the course. Bring a lunch,     sider the effects of forces such as weight and wind
notebook and pen. The cost for the course will        resistance upon objects as they move through the
increase if less than 30 students are registered.     atmosphere. These principles will be taken into
However, this class fills quickly so register today.   consideration as each student designs and builds a
                                                      CO2 car from a 12 inch block of basswood. Model
                                                      rocketry will also be included as part of the course.
Week of June 22
Sew Much Fun
Grades 6-12 (2009-10 Grades)                          Week of July 20
Monday-Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.                Drama Camp
Instructor: Jeri Watson                               Grades 7-12 (2009-10 Grades)
$100, $15 additional supply cost                      Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
From needles and thread to buttons and bags, we’ll    Instructor: John Fohner
explore the creative and colorful world of sewing.    $175/student
Join us in learning the basics of hand and machine    Through the use of games, skits, and larger writ-
sewing as well as discovering the fun of making it    ten scripts, students will learn the basics of acting
yourself! By the end of the week, we’ll have mas      and stage productions. Genre’s including comedy,
tered many skills, enjoyed a sewing challenge scav-   drama, and satire will be studied. A performance
enger hunt and have several projects to take home!    will follow at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24.


Individual Vocal Lessons                              Intensive Introduction to Conversational
Available to students grades 4-12 by individual       Mandarin Chinese
appointment. Please call 581-2200 to schedule         (2 week course, July 20-31)
lessons with instructor John Fohner.                  Grades 9-12 (2009-10 Grades)
$35/hour                                              Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Students will study individually or in small groups   Instructor: Karen Fuller
from the beginning to classical voice literature.     $200/student; $25 additional book cost
Emphasis will be placed upon good breath support,     Would you like to learn how to speak one of the five
phonation, audiation, and intonation.                 official languages of the United Nations? Study-
                                                      ing a unique language like Chinese takes a special
                                                      approach. Through this interactive course you will
Week of July 6                                        learn things such as: greetings, places, time, travel,
Cross Country                                         weather, food, and money. Come learn the fascinat-
Grades 7-12 (2009-10 Grades)                          ing language of Mandarin Chinese.
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to noon (at the Black
Mountain Campus of Montreat College)
Please visit www.cavalierdistancecamp.com for ad-
ditional information and to register.

Asheville Christian Academy, 74 Riverwood Road, Swannanoa, NC, 581-2200, www.ACAcademy.org
Week of July 20 (Cont.)                                        of aerodynamics as they relate to automotive and
Cake Decorating                                                aviation design and engineering. Students will
Grades 9-12 (2009-10 Grades)                                   consider the effects of forces such as weight and
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.                         wind resistance upon objects as they move through
Instructor: Laura Benzing                                      the atmosphere. These principles will be taken into
$100/student                                                   consideration as each student designs and builds a
In this class we will cover basic cake decoration.             CO2 car from a 12 inch block of basswood. Model
Students will bring in three plain cakes to deco-              rocketry will also be included as part of the course.
rate and then take them home to enjoy. Instruc-
tion includes how to make a variety of icings, how             Intensive Introduction to Conversational
to perform several decorating techniques and how               Mandarin Chinese
to construct tiered and stacked cakes. This is not             (2 week course, July 20-31)
a Wilton certified course but the Wilton Student                Grades 9-12 (2009-10 Grades)
Course 1 Kit includes everything you will need for             Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
the class. In addition to the kit, students will need          Instructor: Karen Fuller
to bring in the cakes to decorate. The kit is avail-           $200/student; $25 additional book cost
able at Michael’s craft store for approximately $25.           Would you like to learn how to speak one of the five
Day 1 – Frostings, the how and whys                            official languages of the United Nations? Study-
Day 2 – Decorating techniques                                  ing a unique language like Chinese takes a special
Day 3 – Cookies and cookie cakes *                             approach. Through this interactive course you will
Day 4 – Novelty cakes *                                        learn things such as: greetings, places, time, travel,
Day 5 – Birthday and formal cakes *                            weather, food and money. Come learn the fascinat-
*Days that students will need to bring in items to decorate.   ing language of Mandarin Chinese.

Nature Study I                                                 SAT Prep Course
Grades 7-9 (2009-10 Grades)                                    Grades 9-11 (2009-10 Grades)
Monday-Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.                         Monday-Friday, noon to 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Roy McGinnis                                       Instructors: James Foust and Linda Richardson
$100/student                                                   $100/student
The Nature Study camp will take place on the ACA               This SAT overview is an introductory course de-
campus and will focus on water systems includ-                 signed to expose students to the SAT test under the
ing learning how to take water samples, as well                guidance of qualified instructors in both timed and
as doing insect studies in the Swannanoa River,                untimed classroom sessions. It will focus on help-
studying the wetlands located on campus, study-                ing students identify the different math and verbal
ing various species of freshwater fish, and learning            sections of the test, while also providing practice on
about general hydrology. Information will also be              each section inside and outside of class. Students
provided that informs students about the growing               will be given tips on when to register and take the
interest and careers in water studies.                         test, as well as how the test is scored. Students will
                                                               need a #2 pencil, highlighter, pen, and notebook.
Week of July 27
Design and Engineering Intensive                               Nature Study II
Grades 7-9 (2009-10 Grades)                                    Grades 7-9 (2009-10 Grades)
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.                          Monday-Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Terry Brown                                        Instructor: Roy McGinnis
$175/student; $20 additional supply cost                       $100/student
Students will learn the fundamental principles                 This Nature Study will bring the outdoors into the
of bridge and tower design. Included will be the               lab. We will study plants and animals on a mi-
factors that affect the function and stability of all          croscopic level as well as learning about plant and
structures and the engineering principles that are             animal classifications.
used to offset such forces. This will include testing
the structural strength of bridge and tower models
built by each student.
Students will also learn the fundamental principles
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Instructor Bios                                        tion and Special Education from the University
Laura Benzing has been decorating cakes for hire       of Minnesota. She also earned an MA degree in
for more than ten years. Laura mainly decorates        Education from Western Carolina University. Mrs.
cakes as a hobby yet has been Wilton trained. One      Richardson has taught the critical reading and
of Mrs. Benzing’s favorite methods of cake decorat-    writing sections of the SAT Prep class for sev-
ing is to use fresh flowers. Unfortunately for Mrs.     eral years. She is currently an academic support
Benzing, her four sons prefer cars and trucks on       teacher at Asheville Christian Academy and tutors
their cakes instead of flowers.                         privately in her home.

Terry Brown is a veteran teacher with more than        Jeri Watson, a graduate of Millersville Univer-
twenty years of experience in both public and pri-     sity, holds a BS in Elementary Education and has
vate schools. He has a BS degree in Industrial Arts    taught preschool, 1st and 2nd grades. Her hus-
Education from Millersville University. Currently,     band, four grown children and three grandchildren
Mr. Brown teaches Technology Education and             have given her many opportunities to sew, mend
coaches football at Erwin Middle School.               and fix things throughout the years! Mrs. Watson’s
                                                       sewing talents began at age eight and continue to
John Fohner has been teaching music to chil-           this day with a special love for quilting and all
dren ages 8 to 80 for 24 years. He has worked in       things involving a needle and thread!
churches and both Christian and public schools.
His choirs have consistently received superior and
excellent ratings in state competitions. Mr. Fohner
                                                       Registration
                                                       A registration form can be downloaded from
attended Malone University, in Canton, Ohio and
                                                       www.ACAcademy.org. Please mail or hand deliver
has also studied at Kent State University and the
                                                       registration form with check to Asheville Christian
University of Akron. He currently resides in Mills
                                                       Academy, PO Box 1089, Swannanoa, NC 28778.
River with his wife of 23 years, Mary Jo, their four
children, three cats, one dog, and a goldfish.          All camps will take place on ACA’s campus at 74
                                                       Riverwood Road unless otherwise noted.
James Foust has a BA degree in Math Education
from Messiah College. He has more than a decade
                                                       Policies
of classroom teaching and tutoring experience.
                                                       Lunch: There will be a free supervised lunch time
Mr. Foust has also taught the math section SAT
                                                       available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for stu-
Prep class for several years. Currently, he is a
                                                       dents who will be staying all day. Lunch will not
math teacher at Asheville Christian Academy and
                                                       be provided but drink machines are available.
the owner of Convenient Tutor, a tutoring service
                                                       Refund Policy: A 90% refund can be returned
which offers individual and group instruction.
                                                       with two weeks or more notice prior to the camp
                                                       start date. Please fax (581-2218) or mail request
Karen Fuller graduated from Cedarville Univer-
                                                       for refund, including name of student, camp name
sity, with a degree in Elementary Education. Kar-
                                                       and date of camp.
en has taught in both public and private schools.
She now enjoys teaching conversational Chinese to
                                                       Insurance: Each camper must be covered by a
homeschool students and tutoring. She has three
                                                       parent or guardian’s insurance before particpating.
children, Natalie, Alexis and Josiah.
                                                       Expenses resulting from an injury or illness are
                                                       the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
Roy McGinnis has taught English for over twenty
years on both the college and high school level. He
has also taught biology, history and geography.
Mr. McGinnis has degrees from Mars Hill college
and Western Carolina University. He has been
teaching upper school English and Bible at ACA
for the past three years. He lives in Mars Hill with
his wife, a nurse, and six children.

Linda Richardson is an experienced teacher and
tutor. She has a BS degree in Elementary Educa-
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