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 Fun Things to do!
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Bellevue Dance Center adds new summer options
  Summer Camps, Programs and Activities

                                          This year the Bellevue Dance
                                       Center has more exciting dance
                                       camps than ever before. Whether
                                       your child loves the cool moves of
                                       the hip-hop style or the classics
                                       of musical theater and ballet,
                                       Bellevue Dance has something
                                       for everyone.
                                          New this year are the Fancy
                                       Nancy and Pinkalicious Camps.
                                       Appropriate for ages 4-6, dancers
                                       will love spending the week
                                       learning ballet, tap and jazz-style
                                       routines, hearing stories, mak-
                                       ing arts and crafts and having an
                                       end-of-the-week tea party with
                                       their favorite guest.
                                          Back by popular demand, the
                                       American Girl Doll camp is great
                                       for dancers ages 7-10 who love
                                       everything American Girl. They
                                       will work on ballet, tap and jazz
                                       dance styles, watch the American
                                       Girl Doll movies, have a special
                                       beauty-shop day with their dolls
                                       and end the week with a special
                                       tea party.
                                          For the dancers who love the
                                       hip-hop style, they can join the
                                       Dance Crew Hip-Hop camp. This         of the week they will showcase        week will conclude with a per-
                                       is great for boys and girls alike     their newly-learned moves and         formance showcase.
                                       ages 8 and up. The dancers will       have a pizza "hip hop" party .            For more information or to
                                       be separated into two dance              For the child who loves to sing    sign up for one of these camps,
                                       crews and learn some of the           and act, as well as dance, there is   visit      the Web site at
                                       hottest moves around. At the end      the Broadway Beginner camp. 
                                                                             Great for ages 4-6, these young       A 25 percent early enrollment
                                                                             performers will spend the week        discount is offered before March
                                                                             learning song and dance num-          31.
                                                                             bers from some of the center’s            Bellevue Dance is located at
                                                                             favorite Broadway shows. The          7097 J Old Harding Pike.

                                                                             Allegro School of Music offers
                                                                             more than summer schedule
                                                                                Allegro School of Music Allegro School of Music pro-
                                                                             offers private lessons as             vides classes and private

                                                                             well as classes by qual-                  music instruction for

                                                                                                    School of Music Music fundamen-
                                                                             ified teachers, giv-                         children and adults.

                                                                             ing children a cre-
                                                                             ative outlet option                            tal classes (for

                                                                                                   private lessons in
                                                                             during        what                              preschool      and

                                                                                                  harp, voice, piano, private lessons
                                                                             some eventually                                  young children),

                                                                                                      organ, string
                                                                             consider a bor-
                                                                             ing      summer                                  in harp, voice,

                                                                                                    instruments and
                                                                             break.                                           piano, organ, all

                                                                                If a child hap-                              string      instru-

                                                                                                      instruments. cello), brass and
                                                                             pens to take an                                ments (including
                                                                             interest in his or                            guitar,       violin,
                                                                             her summer lessons,
                                                                             instructors         are                   woodwind          instru-
                                                                             equipped and eager to                 ments are available.
                                                                             expand individual lessons to a      Allegro School of Music stu-
                                                                             year-round affair.               dents are encouraged to partici-
                                                                                Most of the teachers at pate in the annual Allegro
                                                                             Allegro School of Music hold at recital.
                                                                             least a bachelor’s degree in        Allegro School of Music is at
                                                                             music and have several years of Inglewood Baptist Church, 3901
                                                                             teaching experience. Classes Gallatin Pike.
                                                                             are held at Inglewood Baptist       Call 228-6602 for lesson sched-
                                                                             Church, which provides a safe uling or ensemble auditions
                                                                             and friendly environment.        information or visit the Web site
                                                                                Throughout       the    year, at
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                                                                   Summer Camps, Programs and Activities
Experience a summer in the Smokies at Tremont
                                                                           Teens aged 13 to 17 have sev-    allows campers to experience         Financial aid is available to
                                                                        eral options available to them at   the wilder section of the park.   campers who qualify based on
                                                                        Tremont:                            The program blends the science    need.
                                                                        • Wilderness Adventure Trek:        of the Field Ecology Adventure       Financial-aid applications
                                                                        This offers teens a chance to be    with the thrill of Teen High      are due by March 25.
                                                                        “a lot more involved out in the     Adventure. The program runs       For more details, call (865) 448-
                                                                        wilderness and the high coun-       from June 27-July 2 and costs     6709 or visit
                                                                        try,” said Byrd, as campers         $529.
                                                                        backpack through the Smokies
                                                                        for four days and three nights.
                                                                        Two Wilderness Adventure
                                                                        Trek sessions are offered this
                                                                        summer: June 13-18; and June
                                                                        27 – July 2. Cost is $529.
                                                                        • Field Ecology Adventure:
                                                                        This immerses participants
                                                                        into the world of a field scien-
                                                                        tist involved in hand-on studies
                                                                        within the national park. Past
   Kids age 9 to 17, who love the   Smoky Mountain National             campers have conducted stud-
outdoors, can spend five or 10      Park.                               ies of salamanders, insects,
days this summer in the Great          “We like to say that we have     birds, and plants. The program
Smoky Mountains.                    a 522,000-acre outdoor class-       runs from July 18-28 and costs
   Great Smoky Mountains            room,” Byrd added.                  $995.
Institute at Tremont offers a          First-time and younger           • Or maybe the Teen High
variety of overnight programs       campers are a perfect fit for the   Adventure – a longer (seven day,
“geared towards our mission, of     Discovery      Camp,        which   six night) backpacking excur-
connecting people and nature,”      involves a lot of searching for     sion that culminates with a
said Sandi Byrd of the              salamanders, collecting insects,    whitewater-rafting trip – has
Institute’s public affairs divi-    swimming, hiking and explor-        your child’s name on it? It will
sion.                               ing along trails. This camp is      be held July 18-28 and costs
   The institute rests just out-    open to kids age 9 to 12 and will   $995.
side of Townsend, Tenn., with-      be held June 13-18, June 27-July    • Backcountry             Ecology
in the boundaries of Great          2, and July 18-23; cost is $498.    Expedition: This expedition
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Staff members at Ensworth School share expertise
  Summer Camps, Programs and Activities

                                                                                          Red Gables Camps at                   enjoy swimming, tumbling,          expanded with the addition of
                                                                                       Ensworth provide a range of              arts and crafts and playtime       Driver Education Training on
                                                                                       fun-learning programs built on           activities. Snacks and lunch       EHS campus.
                                                                                       the talents of the faculty.              will be provided.                     Additional      Enrichment
                                                                                          This year, Ensworth teach-               Red Gables’ Adventure           courses include: ACT/SAT
                                                                                       ers will teach several lifelong          Camp is another all-day camp       Prep, Be The Change: Service
                                                                                       enrichment skills in a variety           offering rising second- and        In Nashville Area, Vocabulary
                                                                                       of    camps. For instance,               third-graders opportunities to     Enrichment, Basic Grammar
                                                                                       Ensworth English teachers,               enjoy water-fun activities,        and Mechanics for Writers,
                                                                                       who are also members of the              experiments, arts and crafts       College Laboratory Prepar-
                                                                                       American Library Association,            and hear guest speakers. For       ation Workshop and Intro to
                                                                                       will instruct a young writers            science-minded kids, a robotics    EHS MacBook.
                                                                                       camp. Sewing, knitting and               camp provides challenges and          Ensworth High School sum-
                                                                                       dance camps are also available.          promotes creative thinking.        mer review courses are for stu-
                                                                                          Red Gables will also offer               At Ensworth High School,        dents from any school who
                                                                                       arts and crafts, music key-              summer programs, including         have completed a full year of
                                                                                       boarding, drama camps and a              credit, enrichment and review      study in the subject and wish to
                                                                                       Think Fun game camp. In a                courses, are open for all high     strengthen their skills in that
                                                                                       dulcimer music camp, campers             school students. Credit courses    area.
                                                                                       build their own dulcimer and             for all academic disciplines are      Online registration is cur-
                                                                                       then learn how to play it.               offered, including:         The    rently          open          at
                                                                                          All of the above camps are            Subjective in Spanish, History          under
                                                                                       half-day camps offered in one-           of    Philosophy, Topics in        Summer.
                                                                                       week sessions. Campers can               Modern        World     History       For Red Gables camps,
                                                                                       mix and match various camps,             Revolutionaries or Terrorists:     choose “Camps & Leagues”; for
                                                                                       attending a morning and after-           Where Does One Begin and           Ensworth High School courses,
                                                                                       noon session.                            End, History of Holocaust,         choose “Summer Courses and
                                                                                          Red Gables Camps are                  Agriculture,           Literary    Trips”. Registration will close
                                                                                       offered in June and are open to          Adaptation in Film, Geometry,      on June 1.
                                                                                       all children in elementary               Intro to Calculus, Drawing 1          For more information, con-
                                                                                       grades.                                  and Public Speaking.               tact Chelsy Hooper at 615-301-
                                                                                          Red Gables’ Junior Camp is               The Ensworth High School        5353 or
                                                                                       a full-day camp specifically for         summer enrichment courses          For more information about
                                                                                       rising kindergartners and first-         are designed for students of all   Ensworth High School summer
                                                                                       graders where campers can                abilities to enrich and enhance    courses, contact Roc Batten at
                                                                                                                                their educational experience.      615-301-5407       or       bat-
                                                                                                                                This summer, the program has

                                                                                                                                Vesper Point provides spiritual option
                                                                                                                                    Traveling into the pictur-     summer. Cost for the first camp
                                                                                                                                esque landscape surrounding        session is $220. All other camps
                                                                                                                                Soddy        Daisy’s       Lake    are $475 and are held as follows.
                                                                                                                                Chickamauga, staff members            • Session 1 - June 9-11 for
                                                                                                                                at Camp Vesper hope the east-      campers age 7 - rising third
                                                                                                                                bound route is eventually one      graders.
                                                                                                                                that leads campers closer to          • Session 2 - June 13-18 for
                                                                                                                                God.                               rising sixth - 10th graders.
                                                                                                                                    For more than 50 years,           • Session 3 - June 20-25 for
                                                                                                                                Camp Vesper Point, a ministry      rising third - seventh graders.
                                                                                                                                of the First Presbyterian             • Session 4 - June 27-July 2
                                                                                                                                Church of Chattanooga, has         for rising sixth - 10th graders.
                                                                                                                                presented the teachings of            • Session 5 - July 4-9 for ris-
                                                                                                                                Christ to young people in a        ing third - seventh graders.
                                                                                                                                Christian camping environ-            • Session 6 - July 11-16 for ris-
                                                                                                                                ment.                              ing sixth - 10th graders.
                                                                                                                                    Camp Vesper Point offers a        • Session 7 - July 18-23 for ris-
                                                                                                                                week packed with fun, excite-      ing third - seventh graders.
                                                                                                                                ment and the opportunity to           The camp director personal-
                                                                                                                                experience life changes. Kids      ly selects the first-rate staff, a
                                                                                                                                refer to their camp experience     dedicated team recruited pri-
                                                                                                                                as “the best summer of my          marily from college campus
                                                                                                                                life,” “home away from home”       ministries. They are mostly
                                                                                                                                and “my favorite place to be.”     young men and women from all
                                                                                                                                    Camp Vesper Point is fortu-    across the United States, who
 Summer Overnight Camping for Boys & Girls                                                                                      nate each year to have a high      come to invest their summers
 Staff to camper ratio - 1:4 • ESTABLISHED 1923
                                                                                                                                rate of returning campers.         in the lives of the campers.

 Residential Camp - A g e s 7 - 1 5 • Adventure Camp Series - Ages 13-17
                                                                                                                                Many attend four to six consec-

 • mountain biking • canoe & kayak • climbing • white water rafting & backpacking • Horseback Riding
                                                                                                                         ®      utive summers and literally           For more information or to
                                                                                                                  YMCA          “grow up” in camp.                 register,          go          to
                                                                                                                                    The camp provides fun and Questions
 301 West 6th St, Chattanooga TN 37402                                                                 423-265-0455             engaging activities tailored for   can be answered by calling the
 LOCATED ON OCOEE LAKE IN THE CHEROKEE NATIONAL FOREST                          • Christian Atmosphere   different ages throughout the      main office at (423) 648-7936.
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  Summer Camps, Programs and Activities
USN invites community to share summer experience
   Widening your circle of          schedule, will keep the bore-        ration courses, Yoga Camp for      a.m. - 11:30 a.m., followed by         All-day camps encompassing
friends is just what Camp           dom at bay with its alternating      those who literally want to        afternoon sessions from 12:30 - 4   a morning and afternoon ses-
Director John Kleiner hoped to      weekly themes.                       stretch their limits and Digital   p.m.                                sion, include a supervised
facilitate for University School        Kleiner said the Cub Club        Photography Camp.                     Cost begins at $110, with        lunch.
of Nashville campers when he        Camp offers diverse program-            Sports options including        most camps falling in the $110         For more information, visit
took over the growing program       ming, giving kids a taste of a       camps focusing on baseball,        to $200 range. Cost, however, or con-
last year.                          more typical summer camp             soccer, volleyball, track and      may exceed $200 depending on        tact John Kleiner at jklein-
   “These camps are not             regime.                              field, basketball, golf and ten-   the chosen camp.           or (615) 566-7046.
restricted to just the USN com-         “In many cases, the camps        nis, as well as the newly intro-
munity,” Kleiner said.              for younger kids are not as          duced All Sports of
   With a 1,300 percent increase    specified,” Kleiner          said.   All Sorts camp for
in non-USN affiliated campers       “They’ll do things like sketches     rising         third-
last year, Kleiner expects this     one day, watercolor the next,        through       eighth-
year’s long list of camp options    paper mache, rubbings, mobile        grade students are
to keep that percentage on the      making; all sorts of things.”        available. Several
rise.                                    “Our art programs for mid-      sports camps give
   Filled with sport, art and       dle schoolers are done in the        attendees a chance
academic-based options, USN         Tibbott Art Center,” Kleiner         to experience USN’s
summer camps will give this         said. “In terms of facilities        River Campus.
year’s attendees a chance to        alone, it rivals what you might         While most USN
string beads and charms in jew-     find on most college campuses.       camps are half-day
elry making courses, spin clay      It is an 18,000 square foot build-   sessions, full-day
concoctions on the potter’s         ing offering 7 studios focused       sessions are also
wheel in ceramics class or          on everything from drawing           available.
bring life to the pages of a book   and painting to ceramics to dig-        An      after-care
in an author/illustrator class.     ital photography and graphics.       hour from 4 - 5 p.m.
   Options for young campers        It’s an impressive statement         is available for $50
include Animals in Art,             about our school’s dedication to     per week.
Spanish Camp, All About             the arts.”                              Camps at USN
Dance Camp, Lego Camp and               While most camps are             run from the week
one of this year’s additions –      geared toward lower and mid-         of June 6 through
Cub Club, an all-day offering       dle-school-aged children, USN        the week of July 18.
for 5 to 7 year olds during the     also provides options for upper-        Morning        ses-
first four weeks of the camp’s      level campers like ACT prepa-        sions run from 8
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                                                                    Summer Camps, Programs and Activities
iD Tech Camps offers summer fun at Vanderbilt University
   Experience the world’s No. 1       Kit.     The     2-week,
summer technology program             overnight program is
where students ages 7-17 learn        held at Emory, Stanford,
to create video games, iPhone         Harvard and more.
and iPad apps, Web sites with            • iD Programming
Flash, C++ /Java programs, 3D         Academy:        Students
models and animations, robots         engage in programming
and more.                             through intensive cours-
   Enroll in these fun and chal-      es including iPhone and
lenging, weeklong, day and res-       iPad App Development,
idential summer camps, locat-         Google Android App
ed at 60 universities nationwide      Development, C++ and
including Vanderbilt, Emory,          Robotics Engineering and Java        Production–Extreme      Sports
UNC-Chapel Hill, Stanford,            Programming for the AP Exam.         and Professional Photography   .
Princeton, Harvard, NYU and           The 2-week, overnight program        The 2-week, overnight program
others.                               is held at Stanford, MIT,            held at Stanford and Vassar col-
   Additional Teen programs           American and UW.                     leges.
for ages 13-18 include:                  • iD Visual Arts Academy :           Space is limited. Free year-
   • iD Gaming Academy: Teens         Teens engage in photography          round learning with iD 365!
immerse in video game devel-          and filmmaking using indus-             Register       now        at
opment – Program for Xbox,            try-standard products. Courses        or
Model 3D w/Maya, Level                include Film Production–Final        phone 1-888-709-TECH (8324).
Design w/ Unreal Development          Cut        Studio,       Film        Save with code TN24.

Have ʻbig time funʼ at Tap Root Farm
   Tap Root Farm has one thing           “On Friday night after learn-     and August 1. Registration is
in mind when it delves into its       ing farm-related skills, we cap      first-come, first-serve.
summer camp schedule – fun.           the week off with a bonfire
   Director of Fun at Tap Root        cookout, night hike-snipe hunt,         For details or to sign up, go to
Farm’s Summer Camps, Susan            fireside stories about growing or call 615.594-
Ingraham, said. “It’s a huge          up on the farm and a barn            3210.
memory maker ... and it’s all         camp-out. It’s really a blast,”
about expanding (the camper’s)        Ingraham said, “It’s big-time
horizons. Children who attend         fun for the whole family…what
the day camp develop the skills       a memory-maker. Family mem-
of a self-sufficient farmer.”         bers can join their camper for
   A camp favorite is learning        this event if they choose.
about horse care and daily            Parents even campout with
horseback riding, set within          their camper sometimes —
Tap Root Farm’s 350 acres,            who’s really the kid? We aren’t
which is just three miles from I-     sure sometimes!”
65S and Cool Springs Blvd.               This year, the farm will host
   One of the camp’s unique           ranch rodeos on the second
qualities is its focus on food cul-   Saturday of each month from
tivation,     preparation      and    April through October; giving
preservation. Imitating real          four-member                  cow-
farmers, campers will learn           boy/cowgirl/youth teams a
about horses, gardening, blue-        place to showcase their expert-
berry picking, honey bees and         ise in four different skills cate-
raising cattle – unfamiliar top-      gories, including wild cow
ics to today’s generation.            milking, sorting, branding
   “Most young people think           (with baby powder) and trailer
their milk comes from a jug in        loading. Children of all ages,
the grocery store,” Ingraham          including the public, can par-
said. “We’re just showing them        ticipate in the greased pig chas-
the reality of farming.”              es, calf chase, mechanical bull
   Campers also wade through          rides, sack races, wheelbarrow
Tap Root Farm’s creeks, have          races and horseback rides.
tug-of-wars and participate in           Tap Root Farm’s Ranch
sports tournaments in basket-         Rodeos are a family entertain-
ball, ping-pong, sack races,          ment alternative for the public
foosball, corn hole, wheelbar-        to have a hands-on experience
row races and air hockey On  .        in real ranch life.
Friday, campers prepare their            A wooded paintball course
own lunch feast filled with food      will be open later this spring
they’ve helped till and pick. The     and will be available for the
meal is paired with Tap Root’s        public, birthday parties and
all-natural beef burgers.             corporate or private events.
   “Campers get a lot of satis-          The      camp,     at     4104
faction from preparing and eat-       Clovercroft Rd. in Franklin,
ing the fruits of their labor,”       offers three, one-week sessions
Ingraham said.                        the weeks of June 13, July 18
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  Summer Camps, Programs and Activities
Letting talent shine is staffʼs main goal
Rocketown pairs skateboarding, creative arts
   Letting talent shine is the      carts and cars that are fully       Devore said. ... “We pull out all    for more information.               6 p.m. each night. The camps
main goal for this year’s sum-      expected to hold their own on       the stops with the (stage) lights       The     seven-week     camps     are open to children age 9 - 18.
mer camp staff at Rocketown         the asphalt by week’s end.          and sounds, so everybody gets        schedule begins the week of
Youth Center.                          With a new indoor, air condi-    that perfect experience.”            June 13 and runs through the
   Serving area teens year          tioned skateboard facility,            Camps at Rocketown are $195       week of Aug. 1.                        Rocketown is located at 601
round, the venue houses two         camps are divided into three        a week. A limited number of             Camps run from 9 a.m. - 3        4th Ave. S. Call 615-843-4001 for
separate facilities – one           different      skill     levels.    scholarships will be allocated       p.m. Pre-care, however, is avail-   more information.
equipped for skateboarding and      Skateboarding groups are            for summer sessions. Visit the       able for one hour each morning
the other for music and media-      small, pairing five skateboard-     Web site,,         and post-care is offered from 3 -
related endeavors.                  ers with one instructor, giving
   This summer, the popular         each class a one-on-one atmos-
downtown venue is expecting to      phere.
attract creative-minded kids           On the other end of the spec-
from all across the mid-state.      trum – and housed in the site’s
   “We’re excited to watch          music venue – creative arts
these kids grow and go home         camps include photography,
with some awesome products,”        graphic design, video editing,
Second-Year Camp Director           hip-hop dance, fashion design,
Rod Devore said. “Kids improve      guitar and a rhyme lab camp
every year with what they’re        where students write, record
doing with these classes. We        and produce their own music.
want to give them a place to cel-      Whether it’s a completed CD,
ebrate their work.”                 a PhotoShop masterpiece, or a
   Weekly camps sessions are        vintage-inspired          outfit,
divided into two categories at      campers are expected to show
Rocketown; one that encom-          off their authentic products at
passes creative arts; and, the      the end of the week.
other to satisfy skateboard            “The camps are geared
enthusiasts.     However,      a    toward students creating their
mechanical twist comes into         own products,” Devore said.
play when campers are given         The performances each week
the opportunity to build go-        have gotten better and better,”

                                                                                                        SUMMER COURSE
                                                                                                               BLAIR SCHOOL OF MUSIC

                                           BLAIR SCHOOL OF MUSIC
                                                                                                                        For Children newborn to age 6

                                          VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                            June-July (5 weeks)

                                         2400 Blakemore Avenue
                                                                                                                          An array of classes offered

                                         Nashville, TN
                                                                                                                           AMY ALLEY, Instructor


                                                                                                                MUSIC THEORY WITHOUT FEAR
                                                                                                                Perfect for college prep, singers, songwriters
                                                                                                                           and all who love music!
                                                                                                            For Pre-College Students age 12 and up – and adults
                                                                                                                                   June 6-10
                                                                                                                                 10 am – 1 pm

                                                                                                                  LESSONS AND ENSEMBLES
                                                                                                                 New students welcome for private lessons
                                                                                                                        and Youth Strings program
                                                                                                                               June – July

                                                                                                  For more information on the Blair Pre-College and Adult program,
                                                                                                              call 322-7659 or visit the Blair Website at
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  Summer Camps, Programs and Activities
Deer Run Christian Camps offer choices for summer fun
   Deer Run Christian Camps, a       Deer Run is the fastest grow-   campers love about Deer Run
non-denominational       camp,    ing camp in the Franklin area      Camps is the summer staff, who
offers both day and residential   and provides exciting, engag-      invest their lives in the children
camps on 100 wooded acres, 30     ing, and age-appropriate camp      each day of camp! These are
minutes south of Nashville and    and recreational activities.       college-age young adults chosen
10 miles from downtown               One of the most-talked-about    for their maturity, love for chil-
Franklin.                         things that parents and            dren, and desire to build mean-

                                                                                                          ingful    relationships       with    the family day for $5 each.
                                                                                                          campers which help them to               Residential             Camps:
                                                                                                          grow into mature, responsible         Preteens who have completed
                                                                                                          young adults with a strong            grades 3-5 can choose one or
                                                                                                          sense of character and integri-       two weeks of overnight camp.
                                                                                                          ty.                                   And there is a one-week camp,
                                                                                                              Day Camps: There are five         July 10-15, for middle school or
                                                                                                          weeks of day camps to choose          high school campers who have
                                                                                                          from for children who have            completed grades 6-12. These
                                                                                                          completed grades K-5, and, new        camps operate separately with
                                                                                                          this year, four of those weeks        age-appropriate programming.
                                                                                                          also offer adventure day camp         All campers come together in
                                                                                                          for those who have completed          the evening for the nightly wor-
                                                                                                          grades 6-8. All day camps             ship and speaker.
                                                                                                          include fun songs, skits, inter-         Activities include wild water
                                                                                                          active Bible study, lake activi-      games, lake activities (swim-
                                                                                                          ties (swimming, aqua park,            ming, aqua park, water football,
                                                                                                          canoes, kayaks and zip line),         canoes, kayaks and zipline),
                                                                                                          hiking, crazy games, wiffle ball,     small group Bible studies, wor-
                                                                                                          kick ball, BB guns, archery,          ship, skits, night hikes, hay
                                                                                                          climbing tower, wild water            rides, campfires, crazy games,
                                                                                                          games and creek wading.               wiffle ball, low and high chal-
                                                                                                              In addition to those activi-      lenge ropes courses including
                                                                                                          ties, adventure day camps             the Leap of Faith, climbing
                                                                                                          include 3-D archery, tree climb-      tower and bouldering cave, BB
                                                                                                          ing with ropes and harnesses,         guns and archery   .
                                                                                                          leap of faith, paintball, and out-       Deer Run Christian Camps
                                                                                                          door education and survival           are affordably priced at only
                                                                                                          skills.                               $239 for a week of day camp and
                                                                                                              Camper transportation is          only $369 for a week of residen-
                                                                                                          available       from       several    tial camp! All campers receive a
                                                                                                          Brentwood, Franklin, Cool             camp T-shirt and DVD of their
                                                                                                          Springs,     and      Thompson’s      camp week. Discounts are avail-
                                                                                                          Station pick-up and drop-off          able for early registration
                                                                                                          locations. Plus, extended care,       before March 15. There are also
                                                                                                          before and after camp hours, is       discounts for siblings, church
                                                                                                          available to help make parents’       groups, and when registering
                                                                                                          schedules easier. On Fridays,         for multiple camp weeks.
                                                                                                          parents, siblings, and grandpar-         Camper spaces fill up quickly,
                                                                                                          ents may join their day camper        so register soon to assure camper
                                                                                                          for fun activities, a closing cere-   space.
                                                                                                          mony, and lunch on the                     Register online by visiting
                                                                                                          grounds. With registration, a         the        Web        site     at
                                                                                                          sack lunch is included for the or
                                                                                                          camper and can be provided for        call 615-794-2918 for more infor-
                                                                                                          all family members attending          mation.
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   A new breed of summer camp at Barefoot Republic
                                                                   Summer Camps, Programs and Activities
    Barefoot Republic Camp,         arts, music, extreme                                                           faith    for   the     kids.   every child should have the
located on more than 100 acres      sports and traditional ath-                                                    Campers participate in         opportunity,”          explained
on Barren River Lake in             letics. The camp also pro-                                                     praise and worship daily       Rhodes.
Fountain Run, Ky is a multi-        vides several team-build-                                                      and learn about the               Barefoot raises scholarships
cultural camp that unites youth     ing activities and has a                                                       gospel from that week's        through its several annual fund
through the gospel of Jesus         number       of    free-time                                                   camp pastor.                   raisers as well as its “Counting
Christ. For six weeks in the        options, such as canoeing,                                                        Barefoot’s model of         the Kids Campaign” fund every
summer, youth ranging from          fishing, paintball, a giant                                                    breaking down walls and        spring. Cost to provide one full
grades 3-12 and from all differ-    slip 'n slide and wiffle ball                                                  building     relationships     camp scholarship is only $350,
ent racial, cultural and socio-     on the newly completed                                                         between people who don't       but any amount helps. The
economic backgrounds, come          replica of Fenway Park.                                                        normally come together         camp also uses its facility as a
together to share with one             “There's something for                                                      has impacted not only the      retreat center as a way to bring
another and celebrate the           everyone,”        described                                                    campers and staff them-        in additional revenue for opera-
things that make them each          Peter Carlson, director of                                                     selves, but also those they    tions and scholarships.
unique as well as the things        youth ministries at The                                                        interact with when they           Camp is only six weeks out
they have in common.                Village Chapel. “Because                                                       return home.                   of the year. When Barefoot is
   Although many of the stu-        the kids come from such                                                           “What's encouraging,”       not in session, they rent the
dents that come to Barefoot are     different backgrounds, whether      all our meals in a family-style      added Rhodes, “is seeing these       facility to a number of different
from Middle Tennessee, the          it is from different schools,       setting. For many of our             kids take this back to their com-    groups for retreats, including
camp has housed youth from as       churches or cultures, there's so    campers, because of our cul-         munities, schools and neigh-         churches, corporations and
far away as Europe and              much diversity that there really    ture today, this is the only time    borhoods, and how these kids         universities.
Ecuador.                            is a place for everyone.”           they've ever sat down to a meal      can be positive role models for         Rhodes said Barefoot is
   “This environment is one            Barefoot focuses on breaking     in this way  .”                      their peers as well as their par-    being recognized in the commu-
where there are no misfits,”        down the walls created by socie-        “I think it's really important   ents. We've just seen incredible     nity and beyond as a gospel-cen-
explained camp founder and          ty and creating a unified family.   that youth be given the opportu-     change and affirmation over          tered model for reconciliation
Executive Director Tommy            Each cabin, called a “Republic,”    nity to step out of their comfort    the past nine years of hosting       that can be duplicated in other
Rhodes. “Barefoot is not only       is treated like a family unit.      zones and their comfortable          camp and we're so excited about      parts of the world. In fact, the
unique in the make-up of its        Group        competitions     pit   life-style, no matter where they     seeing God multiply this             first international Barefoot
campers and staff, but it is also   Republic against Republic,          live. Barefoot provides that         vision.”                             Camp in Kenya is currently
unique because of the activities    allowing students to come           opportunity,”        said     Tess      Due to the economic diversi-      being planned.
that are available here.”           together to achieve a goal.         Frohock of Preston Taylor            ty, Barefoot tries to achieve,          For more information about
   Campers sleep in tree houses        “Each Republic has a daily       Ministries, an inner-city min-       about 75 percent of the campers      Barefoot Republic Camp or to
and their program caters to         family devotional time,” said       istry in West Nashville.             receive financial assistance in      see photos and video from this
both the athlete and artist,        Rhodes. “We want to stress to           In addition to Barefoot's        the form of partial or full schol-   summer's        camps,      visit:
offering instruction in a variety   these kids the importance of        focus on unity, the camp strives     arships. “When it comes to        or
of specialty classes including                        .
                                    unity and family We also serve      to create a strong foundation of     summer camp, we think that           call 615-599-9683.
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 Summer Camps, Programs and Activities
                                       Sports, music, theatre –
                                       all Currey Ingram options
                                           From sports to music camps       12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (theatre
                                       – and everything in between –        camp); weeks of June 20 and 27
                                       Currey Ingram camps won’t            can also include a 9 a.m. to 12
                                       leave attendees lacking in           p.m. rock-and-roll camp (or
                                       options.                             campers may register for rock-
                                           Basketball Skills Camp for       and-roll only and have a choice
                                       rising 1st - rising 8th graders is   of 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.).
                                       a coed camp that offers opportu-        Rock-and-roll campers will
                                       nities for strengthening offen-      be asked to audition in May to
                                       sive and defensive skills.           give camp directors an idea
                                           This camp is appropriate for     about skill level. The audition
                                       novice and experienced players       will not affect camp admission.
                                       as instruction and activities           Currey Ingram’s coed Soccer
                                       will vary Camp directors have        Skills Camp, for rising first
                                       significant experience working       through eighth graders, offers
                                       with players at all levels.          opportunities to strengthen soc-
                                           Basketball Skills Camp runs      cer skills and is appropriate for
                                       the week of July 18, Monday          novice and experienced players.
                                       through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon       Soccer Skills Camp runs the
                                       for rising first- through fourth-    week of July 25, Monday
                                       graders, and 1-4 p.m. for rising     through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
                                       fifth- through eighth-graders.       This camp can be combined
                                       This camp can be combined            with Beech Creek Adventure
                                       with Beech Creek Adventure           Camp for a full-day camping
                                       Camp for a full-day camping          experience.
                                       experience ending at 3 p.m.             The Beech Creek Adventure
                                           The Greater Nashville Rock-      Camp, for rising first through
                                       and-Roll Theatre Camp, for ris-      eighth graders, is a day camp
                                       ing third through 12th graders,      close to town in Brentwood's
                                       offers hands-on instruction in       Beech Creek Valley on 83 acres
                                       theatre and professional music.      complete with a creek, playing
                                           Students may attend the          fields, hiking trail, disc golf
                                       four-week theatre camp or the        course and state-of-the-art facil-
                                       two-week rock-and-roll camp or       ities. Beech Creek Adventure
                                       both. Both camps make the            Camp runs the weeks of July
                                       most of state-of-the-art equip-      18, 25, and Aug. 1 from 9 a.m.-3
                                       ment and facilities, including a     p.m. Before and aftercare is
                                       professional recording studio,       available as well.
                                       outdoor and indoor stage facili-        Beech Creek campers can
                                       ties, stage lighting and sound       enjoy activities such as creek
                                       production equipment. This           exploration, hiking, outdoor
                                       year, the camp will culminate        games, sports, arts and crafts,
                                       with the students presenting a       dance, music, theatre, science,
                                       public performance Friday, July      and wet ‘n’ wild water play .
                                       1.                                      New this year is Tennis
                                           The staff of the GNRRTC          Camp for rising first through
                                       has more than 50 years of com-       rising 8th graders the week of
                                       bined experience in profession-      Aug. 8 (same hours/age groups
                                       al music and theatre.                that week as the other sports
                                           The camp, led by Currey          camps).
                                       Ingram Academy staff, includes
                                       Grammy-nominated veterans               For more information, con-
                                       and published songwriters.           tact    Bev      Fulkerson at
                                           The GNRRTC runs the weeks        Bev.Fulkerson@curreyingram.o
                                       of June 6, 13, 20 and 27, from       rg or call 507-3242.
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                                                                          Summer Camps, Programs and Activities
Whippoorwill celebrates 40th season                                                                                   July 4 celebration puts Red, White
                                     ities, including tree climbing,
                                     rappelling, swimming, kayak-
                                                                                   emphasis      on     leadership,
                                                                                   responsibility, team building,
                                                                                                                      Bluegrass campers on main stage
                                     ing, archery, arts and crafts,                decision-making skills and            Now in its eighth year, the and bass.
                                     horseback riding and much                     having fun. This program is        Bluegrass Camp for Kids in                     Three days of fine tuning
                                     more. The camp, located on a                  held July 11-22, weekdays only.    Morganton, N.C. offers youths will be put to the test on the
                                     50-acre farm, celebrates its 40th                 A low camper/counselor         interested     in    traditional camp’s closing evening, just
                                     season of fun, adventures at                  ratio means every child can        Bluegrass instrumental music before the July 4 celebration.
                                     every turn, with plenty of hills              have a quality experience at       an opportuni-                                                 “All      the
                                     and a creek to explore.                       camp. There are nine one-week      ty to learn Th e M o r g a n t o n eve n t i s campers                 will
                                     Campers are encouraged to                     sessions beginning May 31          from profes-        p r o b a b l y t h e w o rl d ’ s     perform       on
                                     experience the wonders of                     through Aug. 5. Spots are fill-    sionals,     as       l a r g e s t t r a d it i o n a l   stage at the fes-
                                     nature and to discover individ-               ing quickly .                      well as per-          B l u e g r a s s f e s t i va l .   tival on the
                                     ual differences.                                  An open house is set for       form at the                                                night of the
                                        Whippoorwill offers five                   Saturday, May 7 from 1-4 p.m.,     annual Red White and 3rd,” Leonhardt said.
                                     camps with special activities                 rain or shine. Explore the         Bluegrass Festival.                            Last year’s festival drew
                                     for each group.                               camp, its farm animals and            The camp will run for 30,000 people from several
                                        B e a r C u b s: children 6 years          take in the scenic beauty This
                                                                                                             .        three of the four days of the states; the 30 campers came
                                     old or entering first grade                   summer marks Whippoorwill’s        festival on July 1, 2 and 3.              from Tennessee, Virginia,
                                     enjoy exploring the farm, play-               40th birthday and the camp            Camp       Director        Gary North Carolina and other
                                     ing in the creek, archery, crafts             will celebrate with a party for    Leonhardt said there is no spe- states.
                                     and more!                                     campers (both young and old)       cific age limit to attend. Most                Leonhardt       said     the
                                        L o g C a b in : children 7 and 8          and their families. Check the      campers, however, are on a Morganton event is probably
                                     years old, who are second- and                Web site for more details about    beginner or intermediate level the world’s largest traditional
                                     third-grade students, can make                this family fun day.               and range from 6 to 12 years of Bluegrass festival.
                                     four choices daily to create                      Whippoorwill Farm Day          age.                                           Cost for the day camp is $75
                                     their special day    .                        Camp, accredited by the               Chris Jones, a Nashville- for the three days with
                                        Te e p e e a n d Te e p e e E l d e r s:   American Camp Association,         based artist and member of instruction from 10 a.m. to 4
   Imagine the perfect summer        children 9-13 years old can                   is located in Fairview and pro-    the Night Drivers bluegrass p.m. The camp will be held at
day! Well, at Whippoorwill           climb trees, rappel down the                  vides free bus transportation      group, will serve as the camp the Collett Street Recreation
Farm Day camp, you will expe-        new 40-foot wall and swing                    from Nashville, Brentwood and      instructor.                               Center         in      downtown
rience perfect summer days           above the creek on the ever-                  Franklin.                             Along with sessions cover- Morganton.
unlike any other.                    popular Flying Squirrel.                          For more information, call     ing stage presence, playing as                 More information and
   Campers between the ages             Le a d e r shi p C h al l e n g e: a       the camp office at 799-9925 or     a band and singing, Jones will applications can be found at
of 6 and 15 choose what they         two-week program for students                 visit the camp’s Web site at       also offer guidance playing the www.redwhiteandbluegrass
will do from a long list of activ-   in 9th and 10th grades with an                    fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo
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School of Nashville Ballet
Offering summer dance camps for all ages and experience levels
   At School of Nashville Ballet                                                    create their own dances in cho-
Summer Dance Camps, girls                                                           reography workshops while
and boys ages 4 through 13 can                                                      learning about movement and
have fun and meet new friends                                                       music through ballet, jazz and
while learning about dance and                                                      character classes.
theater production from experi-                                                        Full-day students explore the
enced    staff    and   faculty.                                                    behind-the-scenes components
Summer Dance Camps are                                                              of dance production by learn-
available at both School of                                                         ing about stagecraft, theatrical
Nashville Ballet campuses—in                                                        make-up and costume design.
Nashville and Brentwood.                                                            Full-day students also receive a
   All students display what                                                        back stage pass to meet
they have learned during dance                                                      Nashville Ballet company
camp for parents and guests at                                                      members during their fall per-
the end of each week.                                                               formance in October.
   For all camps, a deposit and                                                     L ev e l s 3 & 4 : A g e s 1 0 a n d
$10    registration   fee   are                                                     U p H o n e S k il l s in J u n io r
required by May 1. If a class is                                                    I n t e n s i ve
canceled, only the deposit will                                                        Dancers ages 10 and up take
be refunded.                                                                        their dance skills to the next
                                                                                    step in Level 3 and 4 sessions.
L ev e l 1 : A g e s 4 - 6 B e c o m e                                              Students explore new ways to
Fa i r i e s a n d P r in c e s                                                     move and dance through ballet,
Children ages 4 through 6 bring                                                     jazz and character classes.
fairies and princes to life in
summer dance camp Level 1                                                           Leve l 3 : Dance students ages 10
sessions. Half-day dance camps                                                      and up participate in full-day or
are available in one, two or                                                        half-day sessions for one week
three weeks time periods. Each                                                      at either School of Nashville
                                         week has a different theme, so             Ballet location:
                                         students can learn about three                   June 6 – 10 in Nashville
                                         different ballets:                               July 11 - 15 in Brentwood
                                                June 6 – 10: Cinderella in
                                             Nashville                              L ev e l 3 f e e s a r e :
                                                June 13 – 17: Sleeping              Half day: $250 ($100 deposit)
                                             Beauty in Nashville                    Full day: $425 ($200 deposit)
                                                June 20 – 24: Cinderella in             Half and full-day students
                                             Brentwood                              develop their dance and cre-
                                                June 27 – July 1: Coppelia          ative skills during ballet, jazz
                                             in Brentwood                           and character workshops.
                                                July 11 – 15: Cinderella in             Full-day students continue
                                             Brentwood                              their theatrical experience by
                                                July 18 – 22: Sleeping              learning more advanced ele-
                                             Beauty in Brentwood                    ments of costume design and
                                         L eve l 1 f e e s a r e :                  creation, and back-stage pro-
                                         One week: $250 ($100 deposit)              duction. Full-day students also
                                         Two weeks: $350 ($200 deposit)             receive a back stage pass to
                                         Three weeks: $450 ($200 deposit)           meet Nashville Ballet company
                                            Young dancers have fun                  members during their fall per-
                                         learning about the relationship            formance in October.
                                         between          movement     and          L e ve l 4 : This “ballet boot
                                         rhythm, while they gain confi-             camp” provides world-class
                                         dence and begin to appreciate              instruction in ballet, pre-
                                         new forms of art. Students                 pointe, pointe and character for
                                         explore their creative sides by            students ages 10 and up with
                                         making props and costume ele-              previous dance experience.
                                         ments that they will incorpo-              Students learn choreography,
                                         rate into their performance at             stagecraft, production skills,
                                         the end of the week.                       acting, costume design and the-
                                                                                    atrical make-up design through
                                         L ev e l 2 : A g e s 7 - 9 E x p l o r e   professional workshops from
                                         B e h in d t h e S c e n e s               experienced instructors.
                                         Children ages 7 through 9 par-             Level 4 students can attend a
                                         ticipate in Level 2 activities in          full day of summer dance camp
                                         full-day and half-day sessions             for one or two weeks at a time:
                                         for one week at either School of                   June 6 – 10 in Nashville
                                         Nashville Ballet location:                         June 13 – 17 in Nashville
                                                June 6 – 10 in Nashville            L ev e l 4 f e e s a r e :
                                                June 20 – 24 in Brentwood           One week: $425 ($200 deposit)
                                         L eve l 2 f e e s a r e :                  Two weeks: $700 ($350 deposit)
                                         Half day: $250 ($100 deposit)

  Photos by Tim Broekema
                                         Full day: $425 ($200 deposit)              For more information,
                                                                                    call 297-2966 or go to
                                            Half and full-day students              www.nashvilleballet. com
                                                                                                          February 24, 2011, The News- Page 35

                                                                  Summer Camps, Programs and Activities
Have a ball with Nashville Soccer Unitedʼs youth programs
   Kids in Nashville who want
to get out and kick around a
soccer ball this year have a new
way to get experience on the
pitch through Nashville Soccer
United’s youth programs.
   From the Cubs program to
travel teams, NSU has a level
for every player, whether they
want to enjoy a day of neigh-
borhood soccer or take on the
challenge of a weekend tourna-
   Smaller groups make up the
Cubs program for 4-6 year olds.
Players will have a chance to
develop their ball-control skills
as three-on-three and four-on-
four play allows them to have
more time learning with the
   The academy program for 7-
8 year olds incorporates foot-      a 30-45 minute drive from          May Dees Park from 10 a.m. -
work skills while players take      Nashville.                         noon.
part in various learning-type          Players play back-to-back          Every Saturday, kids are
games to increase the skill set.    games in Travel Lite, as well as   invited to Eakin Soccer Field
   Players nine and older have      the occasional tournament.         from 10 - 11:30 a.m. for 90 min-
two options to choose from:            NSU tailors the experience      utes of fun and friendship on
   Rec-level soccer allows play-    to each child’s skill level,       the soccer field.
ers to play every week in a         ensuring the maximum enjoy-            For more information on
more relaxed program, with          ment for every player.             Nashville Soccer United’s pro-
one game per week and one              As part of NSU’s initiative     grams, visit the Web site at
practice session each week.         to provide an in-town option
   Those who want more com-         for young soccer players, the      or call Ned Horton at 615-292-
petition can choose the Travel      organization will resume its       8642.
Lite program, with two prac-        Free Soccer Saturdays this
tices per week and games every      year. A registration day will be
other weekend, usually within       held this Saturday at Fannie

 Camp U-Grow teaches value
 of character to children 5-12
    What’s in a name?               The first camp starts June
    At camp U-Grow, every- 6. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to
 thing is. Located five miles 3:45 p.m. each camp is limited
 southwest of Franklin, Tenn., to 50 campers per session.

 Camp U-grow offers day camp          Transportation is avail-
 for upcoming kinder-                   able but on a limited

 garten through sixth-                      basis. Campers can

                         focuses on
 graders.                                    be picked up and

    The camp focus-                           dropped off at
 es on character                               Harpeth Valley

                        education and
 education       and                           School        (off

                         teaches the
 teaches the impor-                            Highway 100 in

                        importance of ableA non-refund-
 tance of values                              Bellevue).
 such as kindness,

 respect, trust and                               deposit of $75
 responsibility.                          is required for each
    All camp activities               session.
 place an emphasis on these         Founded in 1997 by Chad
 qualities.                      Mullin, Franklin-based U-
    Activities include horse- Grow Adventures Inc. runs
 back riding, nature arts and Camp U-Grow.
 crafts, archery, BB guns, 24-      Mullin said he works to
 foot climbing wall, farm ani- help “develop caring and
 mals, dunking booth, 12-foot responsible children.”
 waterslide, wagon rides, fish-
 ing, pedal boats, team-build-      For more information con-
 ing games, and creek play.      tact Judy Mullin at 415-1024
    Day camp has six one-week (evenings) or visit the Web site,
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Blair School of Music gears up for summer sessions
                                                                                                           • Private lessons are avail-         For more information, call
                                                                                                         able in violin, cello, double       Trisha Johns at 322-7659 or visit
                                                                                                         bass, clarinet, dulcimer, fiddle,   the    Blair    Web      site  at
                                                                                                         oboe, piano, trumpet, tuba, jazz, PCA
                                                                                                         guitar, voice and jazz voice.       Program, CURRENT OFFER-

   Blair School of Music offers     Fear, taught by Paul Deakin,           • Youth String Orchestras,
a variety of classes, lessons and   will teach students age 12 –        Beginning Reading Orchestra,
ensembles during the summer.        adult how to read, write and        and Reading Orchestra are led
Children from birth through         more easily understand music.       by Celeste Tuten in June and
age six may enroll in               A lively, interactive class, this       .
                                                                        July As part of the Nashville
Kindermusik classes taught by       option is an excellent college      Youth Orchestra Program,
Amy Alley Tuition for these 5-      preparatory course for high         these ensembles are open by
week class sessions in June and     school students. The course is      audition to string players.
July is $175, which includes a      offered from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.,      Contact                 Tuten
$40 registration fee.               June 6-10 for $180, including       (
   • Music Theory Without           registration fees.                  regarding placement.
                                                                                                                                      February 24, 2011, The News- Page 37

                                                                    Summer Camps, Programs and Activities
Middle schoolers have a new camp at Oak Hill Day Camp
                                                                          dren who are 3 years old by      family for an afternoon picnic,        A limited number of special
                                                                          Dec. 1, 2010 through rising      swimming and lots of fun!           needs children are accepted on
                                                                          kindergarten students and           All camps are held at First      a first-come, first-served basis.
                                                                          runs from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.    Presbyterian Church, 4815
                                                                          The Little Camp day is very      Franklin Road in Oak Hill.             For more information, con-
                                                                          similar to the OHDC day with        Financial assistance is avail-   tact Letitia Green at 615-298-9529
                                                                          the exception of archery Each    able; applications must be          or visit the Web site at
                                                                          session will end with a Family   turned in by April 15 and can and click
                                                                          Fun Friday. Bring the whole      be picked up at the church.         on Oak Hill Day Camp.

   Middle school children feel       school camp will take an off-
too old for Oak Hill Day Camp        campus trip. Planned trips
but their parents may feel they      include hiking at Radnor Lake
are too young to stay home all       and visiting the Nature Center,
summer. At the same time             canoeing on the Harpeth River,
those same middle school chil-       going to Mammoth Cave, and
dren have been coming to             spending our final Fun Friday
OHDC for years and may not           at Nashville Shores!
want to let it go quite yet. So we      Day Camp is for rising first-
have created a program that          through sixth-graders and runs
offers the best of all worlds!       from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Early and
   Middle School Camp will be        extended care are available.
a two-week camp including            Oak Hill Day Campers will
both on-site activities and off-     experience swimming, horse-
site trips. The first day of each    back riding, archery, arts and
session will be spent on the         crafts, theatre, slip ‘n slide and
OHDC campus doing regular            much more! The last Thursday
programming such as getting          of each session, parents are
to know the counselors and the       welcome to attend a potluck
group, swimming, riding hors-        dinner and enjoy live entertain-
es and team building.                ment provided by the campers.
   Every other day, the middle          The Little Camp is for chil-
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YMCA Overnight Camp promotes spirit, mind and body
                                                                                                        experts in preparing nutri-

                                                                                                                                              The staff undergoes
                                                                                                        tious meals for campers and

                                                                                                                                                extensive training,
                                                                                                        staff. We eat family style sit-
                                                                                                        ting together with the cabin

                                                                                                                                               emphasizing safety,
                                                                                                        group at tables. Meals are

                                                                                                                                                 child growth and
                                                                                                        health conscious and kid

                                                                                                        friendly .
                                                                                                            The campers travel to the

                                                                                                                                                teaching methods,
                                                                                                        water activities with their

                                                                                                                                              and group dynamics.
                                                                                                        cabin groups. They will spend
                                                                                                        half the day on the water every
                                                                                                        day through the session. The
                                                                                                        activities they will rotate
                                                                                                        through are: skiing, sailing,
                                                                                                                                             through are: sailing (rising 5th
                                                                                                        beach swim, the Blob, the Wet
                                                                                                                                             grade and up), beach swim, the
                                                                                                        Willy Water Slide, canoeing,
                                                                                                                                             Blob, the Wet Willy Water
                                                                                                        kayaking, Banana Boat rides,
                                                                                                                                             Slide, canoeing, kayaking,
                                                                                                        pontoon ride and slide and
                                                                                                                                             Banana Boat rides, pontoon
                                                                                                        recreational swimming in our
                                                                                                                                             ride and slide and recreational
                                                                                                        pool. Everyday the campers
                                                                                                        will swim in the
                                                                                                        pool for one
YMCA Camp Widjiwagan is located on 320 acres adjacent to J. Percy Priest Lake at the Joe C. Davis
                                                                                                            Do you have a
YMCA Outdoor Center.
                                                                                                        brother, sister, a
                                                                                                        family friend, or
                                                                                                        a best friend who
   Chosen Nashville’s Best        ences.                                Camp Widjiwagan’s three         is planning to
Day Camp since 1998, YMCA            Each day, counselors create    main goals for each camper          attend       Camp
Camp Widjiwagan is set to         a memorable day and pass          are: strengthen confidence,         Widjiwa g an
begin year four of          its   along lessons and principles      forge friendships and sharpen       Overnight Camp
Overnight Camp program,           that will remain with the         character.                          this     summer?
which was voted number one        camper for a lifetime.                Campers spend half the day      You will receive
overnight camp by readers of         Located on 320 acres adja-     on land activities and half the     your buddy dis-
Nashville Parent Magazine in      cent to J. Percy Priest Lake at   day on water activities, and will   count for each
its first three years.            the Joe C. Davis YMCA             travel as a tribe through the       friend you bring
   The      Overnight   Camp      Outdoor       Center,    Camp     water activities on a set sched-    to camp. Your
encourages campers to grow in     Widjiwagan is designed to         ule.                                friends will also
spirit, mind and body by offer-   build self-esteem, confidence         With     land      activities   receive a dis-
ing exciting adventures and       and independence in a fun,        campers choose which ones to        count up to $75
character-building     experi-    safe atmosphere.                                         .
                                                                    specialize in each day All camp     by saying you
                                                                      activities are designed to        referred them.
                                                                      teach new skills, citizenship,    Have them write
                                                                      goal setting, cooperation and     your full name
                                                                      much more.                        as the referral
                                                                         The cabins are equipped        source so we can
                                                                      with central heat and air,        apply the dis-
                                                                      bath facilities, and carpet       count to your
                                                                      throughout. Each cabin hous-      account.
                                                                      es 14 campers and three               The        Day
                                                                      staffers.                         Camp Program
                                                                         The staffer to camper ratio    serves       rising
                                                                      at Widjiwagan is 1-to-5, and      first-graders
                                                                      its counselors are chosen for     through rising
                                                                      their     maturity,     skills,   eighth-graders.
                                                                      patience, enthusiasm and          It is available for
                                                                      desire to be good role models.                                         swimming in our pool. Every
                                                                                                        five two-week sessions. The
                                                                      The staff undergoes exten-                                             day the campers will swim in
                                                                                                        sessions begin on May 31 and
                                                                      sive training, emphasizing                                             the pool for one hour.
                                                                                                        run through August 5.
                                                                      safety, child growth and                                                  Bus transportation is avail-
                                                                                                            Day Campers rising 5th
                                                                      development, teaching meth-                                            able between the camp and 9
                                                                                                        grade and up have the opportu-
                                                                      ods, and group dynamics.                                               other sites around town. Camp
                                                                                                        nity to select the land activities
                                                                         All Widjiwagan staffers                                             scholarships are available for
                                                                                                        of their choice and may spend
                                                                      are trained in first aid and                                           both programs.
                                                                                                        a large portion of their day
                                                                      CPR and focus on accident                                                 Thanks to generous donors,
                                                                                                        pursuing a special interest.
                                                                      prevention. A Health Lodge is                                          the YMCA is able to offer schol-
                                                                                                        Day Campers rising 1st grade
                                                                      staffed with registered nurses                                         arships on a first-come basis to
                                                                                                        through 4th grade travel as a
                                                                      24 hours a day .                                                       anyone who would like to go to
                                                                                                        tribe      through     all    the
                                                                         The Overnight Camp pro-                                             camp. For more information
                                                                                                        Widjiwagan activities.
                                                                      gram serves rising third-                                              please     visit   our    Camp
                                                                                                            The campers travel to the
                                                                      graders through rising ninth-                                          Scholarship page.
                                                                                                        water activities with their
                                                                      graders and offers two one-                                               For more information, call
                                                                                                        tribe (group). They will spend
                                                                      week sessions and four two-                                            360-CAMP or go to ymcacamp-
                                                                                                        ½ the day on the water every
                                                                      week sessions throughout the                                  Online regis-
                                                                                                        day through the session. The
                                                                      summer.                                                                tration is available.
                                                                                                        activities they will rotate
                                                                         Our kitchen staff is
                                                                                                                                    February 24, 2011, The News- Page 39

                                                                Summer Camps, Programs and Activities
Choose outdoors, academics or sports at MBAʼs summer camps
   For more than 25 years,                                                                                                                es such as Algebra, digital
Montgomery Bell Academy                                                                                                                   photo production, digital video
has been hosting campers                                                                                                                  production, reading compre-
enticed by the venue’s slew of                                                                                                            hension, short story writing
summer offerings.                                                                                                                         and many more.
   “The neat thing to see is                                                                                                                 PSAT/SAT Verbal and
how many returning campers                                                                                                                Writing Prep and PSAT/SAT
you get,” Camp Director Mike                                                                                                              Math Prep camps join camps
Martin said. “We see entire                                                                                                               that enhance study skills and
families go through. ... And                                                                                                              help students prepare for high
then you see people walking                                                                                                               school or college.
around with your T-shirts on                                                                                                                 MBA also offers a driver’s
throughout the year.”                                                                                                                     education class through the
   At MBA, summer campers                                                                                                                 Brentwood Driver Training
have a selection of outdoor                                                                                                               course.
adventure camps, sports and                                                                                                                  Campers can once again
academic camps, all ranging                                                                                                               join the popular Mr. Bond this
                                  are divided into three week-      9:30 a.m. and after-camp ses-      Chris Sanders.
between week-long camps to                                                                                                                year for the Science-Crazy
                                  long sessions beginning in        sions from 3 - 5 p.m. can also        Other      sport     options
overnight camps to fishing                                                                                                                Chemistry      Camp.      Other
                                  mid-June.                         be paired with the All-Sports      include tennis, golf, basket-
day trips.                                                                                                                                enrichment camps include
                                     The camp is staffed with       camp.                              ball, dodgeball, soccer and
   MBA hosts between 3,000 -                                                                                                              music, cooking and theatre
                                  MBA teachers and coaches as          “If parents are looking to      rifle.
4,000 campers through its                                                                                                                 options.
                                  well as academy students.         drop their kids off all day           For the nature enthusiasts,
selection of more than 100                                                                                                                   New science camp for
                                     “We have any sport you can     long, we can handle that for       MBA      summer       programs
camps ranging from academ-                                                                                                                grades K-8 enables campers to
                                  imagine, even dodgeball,”         those three weeks,” Martin         include Fishing Camp, which
ics to sports to leadership                                                                                                               do anything from build rock-
                                  Martin said.                      said.                              teaches the basics of casting,
skills selections. Full-day and                                                                                                           ets, construct robotics or solve
                                     This year, rowing will            MBA also offers spring          knot-tying and area fly pat-
half-day options are available,                                                                                                           a crime in the CSI Nashville
                                  make its debut as part of the     one-day camps including a          terns. The High Adventure
depending on the chosen                                                                                                                   camp.
                                  popular sports circuit.           Lacrosse Spring Clinic and a       Camp travels to the Cherokee
camp.                                                                                                                                        All camps are fully staffed
                                     The All-Sports Camp is         Baseball Hitting Camp.             National Forest where boys
   The All-Sports Camp is                                                                                                                 depending on registration.
                                  available in three sessions          Later in the summer, the        will fish for trout, raft white-
perhaps the most popular
                                  including week 1 from June 13     Speed and Explosiveness            water, bike mountain trails,
among MBA summer guests.                                                                                                                     For more information visit
                                  to 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; week 2   Camp is offered to rising fifth-   climb Southeastern bluffs and
The all-day camp — open to                                                                                                       and click
                                  from June 20 - 24, 9 a.m. to 3    through 12th-grade boys and        camp outdoors for four
rising first- through seventh-                                                                                                            on the “Summer Programs”
                                  p.m.; and week 3 from June 27     girls. The camp, which runs        nights.
graders — lets campers play                                                                                                               button at the bottom left. Or
                                  to July 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.       from noon to 1:30 p.m. July 18        MBA offers various coed
all sports. All-Sports camps                                                                                                              call 615-369-5368.
                                     Pre-camp session from 8 -      - 22, is led by former Titan       academic prep camps in cours-
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 Summer Camps, Programs and Activities
Ocoee campers enjoy summer fun and adventure in East Tennessee
                                           In the span of its 87 years,                                         ing the summer and ranges in
                                       the YMCA’s Camp Ocoee has                                                price from       $615 to $1,200
                                       become one of the most popu-                                             depending on the activity cho-
                                       lar camps in the nation, serv-                                           sen.
                                       ing more than 800 campers                                                    The Teen        Leadership
                                       each summer and more than                                                Academy trains teens who are
                                       8,000 throughout the course of                                           hoping to be a part of the
                                       the year.                                                                future camp staff. The three-
                                           The tradition that began in                                          level      Teen      Leadership
                                       1923 continues this summer, as                                           Academy helps teens begin to
                                       Camp Ocoee is offering plenty                                            develop the skills needed to be
                                       of options for children ages 7 to                                        a Camp Ocoee staff member in
                                       17.                                                                      the future. Camp Ocoee offers
                                           Each of the camps below is                                           two different camps within this
                                       one week long, and sessions                                              session:          Counselors-In-
                                       run from June 5 - Aug. 6.                                                Training (CITs) for 11th-
                                           Weekly fees begin at $565.                                           graders who want to train as
                                           The Ranger Camp is for                                               counselors and develop their
                                       campers ages 7 to 15 who love                                            leadership skills, and Ocoee
                                       doing it all. Campers will indi-                                         Ambassadors        in    Review
                                                                           rappelling, archery and Bible
                                       vidually choose three morning                                            (OARs) for 12th graders who
                                                                           study — just to name a few.
                                       activities in which to special-                                          spend two weeks of volunteer
                                                                           Campers also have the opportu-
                                       ize. Afternoons are set aside for                                        service, assisting in cabins and
                                                                           nity to go on a river raft trip.
                                       cabin activities in which the                                            teaching program activities.
                                                                              The Adventure           Camp
                                       cabin group participates in                                                  Visit the Web site for the
                                                                           Series allows camp-goers to
                                       group activities, often with                                             specific dates and prices.
                                                                           choose from various camp
                                       other cabins. Evening pro-                                                   Special Electives including
                                                                           options that focus on a specific
                                       grams are camp-wide and                                                  water skiing, river raft trips
                                                                           activity or adventure. The
                                       range from campfires to a                                                down either the Ocoee or
                                                                           series includes the Eastern
                                       camp dance to skit nights.                                               Hiwassee rivers, paintball,
                                                                           Tennessee              Mountain
                                           Available skill activities                                           horseback riding, caving and
                                                                           Adventure        Camp,         the
                                       include: swimming, mountain                                              stay-over weekends are also
                                                                           Whitewater Kayak Camp, the
                                       biking, water skiing, fishing,                                           available for additional expens-
                                                                           Ocoee      East    Camp,       the
                                       nature studies, arts and crafts,                                         es.
                                                                           Wakeboard Camp and the
                                       ceramics, high ropes, camping,
                                                                           Whitewater Rafting Camp —               For more information and to
                                                                           all of which are oepen to                    ,
                                                                                                                register which includes a $150
                                                                           campers ages 13 to 17.               deposit fee, visit:
                                                                              The Adventure Camp Series or call 423-
                                                                           is offered at various times dur-     338–5588.

                                                                           David Lipscomb has wide variety
                                                                              Summer Day Camp at                chance to learn cheers, chants,
                                                                           David Lipscomb Elementary            routines and more during the
                                                                           School provides fun-filled days      week of June 20-24.
                                                                           for boys and girls ages 5-11.           Kids will have a variety of
                                                                           This program is designed to          sports to play June 13-17 with
                                                                           combine traditional summer           the Sports Sampler. A week of
                                                                           fun and play with hands-on           basketball, soccer, football,
                                                                           enrichment opportunities.            kickball, Frisbee and more,
                                                                              Kids will experience enrich-      with instruction and games
                                                                           ment activities with no tests,       each day.
                                                                           grades or homework – only               Mad Scientist camp gives
                                                                           fun-filled learning experi-          potential tinkerers the chance
                                                                           ences. Each week features            to learn about science with
                                                                           classes encouraging personal,        hands-on experiments during
                                                                           physical and spiritual growth,       the week of June 27 - July 1.
                                                                           focusing on computers, arts             Sophisticated tykes can
                                                                           and crafts, games, chapel, lan-      take their manners to the next
                                                                           guage arts and math.                 level by taking part in White
                                                                              Six sessions are available        Gloves and Party Manners
                                                                           starting the week of June 6-10       camp, running July 11-15.
                                                                           and continuing through the           Learn the proper etiquette of
                                                                           week of July 11-15. One-time         introducing someone, greeting
                                                                           registration fees are $25 before     people and setting a table.
                                                                           May 1 and $30 after that date.          Each enrichment camp is
                                                                           Each weekly session is $130          $85 plus a one-time registra-
                                                                           plus the registration fee.           tion fee of $10 if paid before
                                                                              Also available are three          May 1, $15 after that date.
                                                                           weeks of Enrichment Camps,
                                                                           which are Sports/Cheer Camp,            For more information on
                                                                           Fine Arts and Mad Scientist.         David Lipscomb’s camps, call
                                                                              Cheer Camp gives girls the        the school at 615-966-1783.
                                                                                                                                       February 24, 2011, The News- Page 41

Doe River Gorge Camp encourages faith, adventure
                                                                  Summer Camps, Programs and Activities

   “The blob” is just one thing                                                                                                                 and tubing around Watauga
Doe River Gorge staff members                                                                                                                   Lake. Visit www.doerivergorge.
hope entices campers to com-                                                                                                                    com for details.
mit to investigating the myster-                                                                                                                   Other events at Doe River
ies of the serene camp nestled                                                                                                                  Gorge include train rides
in the mountains of East                                                                                                                        through the mountains, as well
Tennessee.                                                                                                                                      as weekend retreat options for
   While it doesn’t take long for                                                                                                               families looking to take advan-
campers to get acquainted with                                                                                                                  tage of the natural jewel known
the blob – an oversized inflat-                                                                                                                 as The Gorge.
able suspended in the lake and                                                                                                                     This year’s 10-week camp
popularly used to catapult kids                                                                                                                 schedule begins the week of
of all ages into the waters                                                                                                                     May 29 and runs through the
below       –    Director      of                                                                                                               week of July 31.
Communications              Josh                                                                                                                   While most programs are
Mancuso said the real investi-                                                                                                                  scheduled to run for six days,
gating is anticipated to come                                                                                                                   campers can elect to take
from within at this Christian-                                                                                                                  advantage of the organization’s
based camp.                                                                                                                                     Link option, which gives atten-
   “A lot of kids have their                                                                                                                    dees the opportunity to extend
lives changed while they’re                                                                                                                     their visit through the weekend
here,” Mancuso said. “We want                                                                                                                   and into the following week of
                                        The camp’s flagship pro-        ter tubing, tree climbing, horse-    programs include the equestri-
to see kids impacted by the mes-                                                                                                                camp, making their Doe River
                                    grams, Adventure Quest and          back riding and more. A wilder-      an-based Manes N’ Tails, a pro-
sage of Jesus Christ, and we                                                                                                                    Gorge experience even longer.
                                    Junior Adventure Quest, give        ness excursion program called        gram for girls that combines
use thrilling outdoor activities                                                                                                                   Registration is now open and
                                    attendees six days to explore       Expedition, can also lead to cliff   exciting high adventure activi-
as a vehicle to do that. When                                                                                                                   will be available for a discount-
                                    the beautiful mountain terrain      diving and spelunking.               ties from the Adventure Quest
kids come to Doe River Gorge                                                                                                                    ed price through March 1.
                                    and gorge area by day and enjoy        The property is equipped          program with concentrated
they will experience fun, adven-                                                                                                                Another price option will be
                                    cozy cabin life by night.           with three 700-foot zip lines        horseback riding and equestri-
ture, acceptance and love.”                                                                                                                     available through May 1. Full
                                        The junior portion is open to   with line routes that send           an skill development.
   While biblical teachings and                                                                                                                 price registration will be
                                    rising 3rd – 7th grade students,    campers splashing through the           Bull’s Eye is a popular new
worship music is part of the                                                                                                                    offered beyond the May dead-
                                    while the upper-level camp is       camp’s       man-made       lake.    program for boys that includes
nightly routine, the atmosphere                                                                                                                 line.
                                    open to rising 7th – 12th           Another zipline sends campers        riflery, archery and paintball,
in the daytime is a rowdy mix of                                                                                                                   For a full list of camps and
                                    graders. Both programs are          on a gorgeous ride through the       and Splash is an exciting water-
events encompassing every                                                                                                                       prices visit www.doerivergorge.
                                    filled with activities like rock    woods and over the Doe River.        sports camp that consists of
aspect of mountainous adven-                                                                                                                    com, or call 423.725.4010.
                                    climbing, rappelling, whitewa-         Additional Doe River Gorge        water-skiing, wakeboarding,

 St. Bernard Academy invites
 area students to themed camps
     With a location situated       attention.
 near the heart Hillsboro              “We want this to be a safe
 Village and the Vanderbilt         and      comfortable      place,”
 Campus,         St.    Bernard     Southworth said.
 Academy’s summer camps are            Fees include lunch each day,
 hoping to attract a diverse        field trips, art and crafts sup-
 group of attendees.                plies, special event fees and a
     “We’re trying to get the       summer camp T-shirt.
 word out that this camp is            Each week of camp will rep-
 open to students at any of the     resent a different theme,
 local schools,” Camp Director      including Animal Antics,
 Suzanne Southworth said.           Hawaiin             Hullabaloo,
     The St. Bernard day camp       Mysteries, Maps and Riddles,
 will begin the week of May 31      Exploring Cultures, Sports
 and will run until the week of     Extravaganza, Going Green
 Aug. 5, giving campers 10          and Star and Stripes to cele-
 weeks to enjoy the ammenities      brate the July 4 holiday .
 of the campus, including the          Southworth said other
 always popular swimming            options like golf camp are
 pool.                              available during the day for an
     “The kids will get to swim     additional fee.
 for an hour in the morning            Registration for St. Bernard
 and an hour every afternoon,”      summer camp is now open.
 Southworth said.                   Registration forms can be
     The camp runs from 8 a.m. -    downloaded from the Web site
 6 p.m. Monday through Friday       at www.stbernardacademy     .org.
 and is open to children ages 6 -      St. Bernard Academy is
 13.                                located at 2020 24th Ave. S.
     Cost is $150 a week, and no
 more than 100 campers will be         Call 615-298-1298 or email
 accepted into the program to
 create more individualized         for more information.
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  Summer Camps, Programs and Activities
                                       Campers combine art and nature
                                       at Cheekwood Botanical Garden
                                          Give your camper the expe-     create,” and enjoy indoor and       August 5. Three hour classes
                                       rience of a lifetime at           outdoor snack time with fellow      are $150 for members and $200
                                       Cheekwood’s Museum of Art,        campers. Many camps also            for non-members. All materi-
                                       Botanical Garden, and Art         include story times, gallery        als and one t-shirt are included
                                       Studios.                          visits, outdoor art projects,       in the camp cost.
                                          With a wide variety of         garden scavenger hunts and             For a full list of class offer-
                                       Summer Camp offerings, like       nature hikes. Dress for mess        ings, visit www.cheekwood.
                                       Gardening 101, Clay Creations,    and get ready to have some fun!     org/Education.
                                       and Paint BIG, Cheekwood is       Enjoy a half-day camp or create
                                       the place to be for budding       an all-day experience in one-          Call 615-356-8000 for more
                                       artists and outdoor enthusi-      week increments, June 6-            information.
                                       asts! Make unique and creative
                                       artwork or get your hands
                                       dirty gardening and discover-
                                       ing Cheekwood’s grounds.
                                       This year, campers can also
                                       enjoy TRAINS-inspired camps
                                       and    visit   the    TRAINS:
                                       Tennessee in ‘G’ exhibition in
                                       the     Botanical      Garden.
                                       Cheekwood’s staff provides
                                       interactive projects, quality
                                       materials and spectacular stu-
                                       dios and gardens for your
                                       camper to explore, learn and
                                       have fun!
                                          On a typical day campers
                                       will participate in structured
                                       art and/or gardening activities
                                       based on camp themes, “free

                                                                         Oak Hill Theatre Camp producing
                                                                         Disneyʼs “Alice in Wonderland”
                                                                            There’s no business like         registration. Additional costs
                                                                         show business and for the third     apply for early or late care.
                                                                         year, Oak Hill’s Theatre Camp          Local actress and director
                                                                         is out to prove it.                 Deborah Hunter is the camp’s
                                                                            This year’s camp, running        director.
                                                                         July 4-15, will feature the pro-       Theater Camp at Oak Hill
                                                                         duction of Disney’s “Alice in       provides a rare opportunity for
                                                                         Wonderland.” This specialty         young ones to grow as perform-
                                                                         camp is open to all children        ers and still have time for a
                                                                         entering     second      through    campfire and swimming.
                                                                         eighth grades in the fall of           Campers will learn all
                                                                         2011.                               aspects of the stage and build-
                                                                            A     new     state-of-the-art   ing of a show from auditions to
                                                                         Enrichment Center is being          the    performance        of    a
                                                                         put to good use as it will host     Broadway musical the final
                                                                         the Theatre Campers for this        night of camp.
                                                                         production.                            Campers       will     receive
                                                                            The Theatre Camp is not          instruction in audition tech-
                                                                         just for performers. Children       niques, creative movement,
                                                                         who are interested in learning      voice, acting, set and costume
                                                                         the technical aspects of theater    design through the production
                                                                         can participate by assisting        of the musical, as well as build-
                                                                         with all the behind-the-scenes      ing skills that will benefit them
                                                                         activities.                         on and off the stage.
                                                                            Campers won’t miss out on           Other special activities
                                                                         all the outdoor fun, as they will   include roasting marshmal-
                                                                         be able to participate in swim-     lows and pool time at the end
                                                                         ming each day, along with           each day .
                                                                         other camp activities while            For more information, con-
                                                                         preparing a full production of      tact Letitia Green at 615-298-
                                                                         the musical.                        9529 or visit the Web site at
                                                                            Cost is $425, with a $100 and click
                                                                         deposit required at the time of     on Oak Hill Day Camp.
                                                                                                                                    February 24, 2011, The News- Page 43

                                                              Summer Camps, Programs and Activities
Explore the universe at Dyer Observatory Space Science Camp
                                                                                                         and rocketry.                       and social skills.
                                                                                                            The Dyer Observers Space            Camps are held at Vanderbilt
                                                                                                         Science Camp supports stu-          Dyer Observatory, 1000 Oman
                                                                                                         dents who are serious about sci-    Drive in Brentwood. Cost is
                                                                                                         ence in the exploration of the      $285 per camper per week.
                                                                                                         worlds of science, math, engi-      Camp for rising 5th/6th graders
                                                                                                         neering and technology, and         will be held June 20 – 24 and
                                                                                                         opens up their minds to future      July 25 – 29 for rising 7th/8th
                                                                                                         career possibilities in these       graders.
                                                                                                            Campers     interact     with       For more information or to
                                                                                                         astronomers who are respected       apply, visit the Web site at
                                                                                                         researchers    and     seasoned,   or
                                                                                                         instructors. Participating in       email Lynn McDonald at
                                                                                                         group activities builds self-con-   lynn.d.mcdonald@vanderbilt.ed
                                                                                                         fidence, problem solving skills     u.

   Build and launch a bottle      astronomy professors, space       black holes and the birth of
rocket, discover how telescopes   scientists, Vanderbilt graduate   stars to the latest exoplanet dis-
work, and navigate the stars at   students and area science         coveries.
the Dyer Observers Space          teachers.                            Campers will remotely con-
Science Camp.                        Campers learn about the        trol robotic telescopes in the
   The focus of the camps, held   nature of light, why seasons      New Mexico desert. Experience
at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory,   change, create sundials, build    an evening of celestial viewing
is on astronomy and space sci-    and launch rockets and create a   through Dyer’s large Seyfert
ence. The curriculum is a mix     "comet."            Vanderbilt    Telescope. Advanced campers
of presentations and hands-on     astronomers will talk about       participate in experiments with
activities by an expert team of   their fields of research from     cryogenics, electromagnetism
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Covenant School expanding camps for 10th anniversary
 Summer Camps, Programs and Activities

                                                                    Kids, you’ll be eager for       just Covenant kids ... Most          but children in need. Campers
                                                                 school to be out for the sum-      mornings will start with a 10-       will bake treats and make
                                                                 mer so you can head for            minute outdoor gathering of          happy cards to be delivered to
                                                                 Covenant Camps and do all          all the campers on historic          Ronald McDonald House.
                                                                 kinds of cool stuff, while mak-    Redbud Hill with the Nashville         Sports of All Sorts features
                                                                 ing new friends! Mom and
                                                                 Dad, they don’t need to know
                                                                 they’re learning while choos-
                                                                 ing from 10 new fun and
                                                                 instructional camps that will
                                                                 delight pre-kindergarteners to
                                                                 rising seventh graders.
                                                                    The Covenant School’s
               Summer Lessons                                    camp lineup includes Drama
                                                                 Camp, Sports Camp, four
              May through August                                 Tiffany Dupree Art Camps and
    Classes and Private Lessons Available Year Round             Chess Camp, among others.
                                                                 The four sessions are sched-
                                                                 uled to run June 13-17, June 20-
        Private Lessons                                          24, July 11-15 and July 18-22.
   in voice, piano, organ, harp,                                    Counselors are mostly
                                       Private lessons will be   Covenant School teachers
    woodwinds, strings, brass,
                                            scheduled at         excited about new ways to
   percussion, guitar, mandolin         pre-arranged times       develop campers’ hearts and
      and other instruments.           between student and       minds while encouraging
     Classes are available for            the instructor in      friendships and having fun.        skyline in the distance to sing      coaches running specialty
       music fundamentals              cooperation with the         “This summer as a way to        songs, give thanks and talk          clinics. Former Wake Forest
           for children.                   school director       celebrate      The    Covenant     about events or happenings of        basketball     player     Alan
                                                                 School’s 10th anniversary, we      interest to the children before      Williams will lead a one-day
                         Located at                              are expanding our summer           heading off to the various           clinic.
                                                                 camps program and offering         camps. We dare say it will be a         All campers will receive a T-
  Inglewood Baptist Church • 3901 Gallatin Road                  new camps,” Camps Director         challenge for kids to decide         shirt included in the registra-
                       228-6602                                  Matthew Sullivan said. “Our        which camp to attend.”               tion fee.
                                                                 camps are for everyone, not           Cooking Camp lets kids
                                                                                                    bake and decorate treats each           For more information, visit
                                                                                                    day such as cookies, cupcakes,       the   TCS     Web    site  at
                                                                                                    breads and pizza, and paint or
                                                                                                    jazz up a personalized apron.        and click on the red Covenant
                                                                                                    They will learn manners and          Camps logo or e-mail Pastor
                                                                                                    table setting, and about serv-       Matthew Sullivan at msulli-
                                                                                                    ing others, not just at the table,

                                                                                                    All Fired Up gives creative kids
                                                                                                    more than 400 ceramic options
                                                                                                       While kids wait all year for      and camp registration are
                                                                                                    summer to roll around, the           offered for special projects.
                                                                                                    usual three-month break can             Each painter pays $6 plus
                                                                                                    quickly cause an onset of bore-      the price of the pieces painted.
                                                                                                    dom.                                            These      range    in
                                                                                                       Of course, kids                              prices from $4 to $40.
                                                                                                    may look forward                                    All that work can
                                                                                                    to that family                                  make       a    young
                                                                                                    vacation or sum-                                Picasso thirsty or
                                                                                                    mer camp, but                                   hungry. Food and
                                                                                                    what about those                                drinks are allowed at
                                                                                                    days in between                                 All Fired Up.
                                                                                                    with “nothing to                                    For those who
                                                                                                    do.”                                            need some help, cer-
                                                                                                       All Fired Up                                 tified instructions
                                                                                                    has the answer.                                 and trained staff
                                                                                                    With more than 400 different         offer as much assistance as is
                                                                                                    ceramics to choose from,             needed. A private room is
                                                                                                    including mugs, plates, fig-         available for all parties.
                                                                                                    urines, vases, frames, boxes,           “Our goal is to help people
                                                                                                    etc., kids of all ages can put       have fun and relax. Painting
                                                                                                    their creativity to the test.        keeps your hands and your
                                                                                                       “In addition to painting          mind busy,” owner Larry
                                                                                                    ceramics, we now offer glass,        Nelson said. “It’s fun to see
                                                                                                    mosaics and clay classes and         people realize that they can do
                                                                                                    projects for kids 5 and up,”         this.”
                                                                                                    said Manager Lise Brown.                All Fired Up is at 1807-A 21st
                                                                                                       Painters usually just drop        Ave. S. For more information,
                                                                                                    in, but personal appointments        call 463-8887.
                                                                                                                                      February 24, 2011, The News- Page 45

Art enthusiasts find niche at Watkins College
                                                                  Summer Camps, Programs and Activities

                                                                       Community Education. “Our           are encouraged to focus on the      June 27- July 1; and Aug. 1-5
Youth and Teens nurture creativity                                     Young Artists Program is            artistic process of creating art       The Pre-College Program
with a broad palette of courses                                        unique in that it offers students
                                                                       the ability to pursue artistic
                                                                                                           as well as the final master-
                                                                                                           piece(s). Classes are age appro-
                                                                                                                                               dates are: July 11-29.
                                                                                                                                                  For more information or to
   If your child has an artistic      For the teen who is consider-    endeavors in a studio-setting at    priate and small, allowing the      enroll in summer programs, call
flair, Watkins College of Art,     ing pursuing art in college or as   an actual art college.”             instructors to give each student    383-4848,       visit      www.
Design & Film’s summer pro-        a profession, Watkins’ Pre-            Watkins’ courses focus is        one-on-one attention.      or send
grams have quite a palette to      College Program is an intensive     more on art education and tech-        The Summer of the Arts           an     e-mail    to    communi-
choose from.                       three-week intensive summer         nical skill than craft. Students    dates are: June 6-10; June 20-24;
   Watkins’ “Summer of the         program for highly-motivated
Arts” program is open to stu-      high school students to experi-
dents ages 4 through 18. This      ence the life and culture of an
summer camp offers four week-      art college.
long courses in subjects such as      This program challenges
painting,    drawing,     mixed    teens to broaden their artistic
media, printmaking, filmmak-       potential as they learn new
ing, cartooning, photography       techniques and media, discover
and more. Courses will meet at     potential career tracks and
Watkins for week-long morning      enhance their college portfolio.
and afternoon sessions.            Students may choose between
   Campers can take one course     concentrations       in     Film
in the morning and a different     Production, Film Editing,
one in the afternoon in the        Drawing/Painting,       Graphic
same week or take different        Design, Interior Design, and
courses during different weeks,    Photography  .
if they wish. For a weeklong          Upon successful completion
half-day session, the camp costs   of the program participants
$170, which includes supplies in   earn 3 hours of college credit
most cases.                        and a $4,000 scholarship to
   Additional discounts are        attend Watkins College.
offered for multi-session or          “Youth who are engaged in
multi-sibling       enrollment.    the arts are more likely to do
Scholarships are also available    better in school and have high-
based on merit and financial       er self-esteem,” said Rebecca
need.                              Berrios, Watkins’ director of
Page 46- The News, February 24, 2011

     Travellers Rest offers summer adventure, mystery and fun
  Summer Camps, Programs and Activities

                                                                       museum work, historic inter-        your own adventure!           Free      Each year Travellers Rest
                                                                       pretation, preservation and         attendance to the Annual Civil       tries to bring something new to
                                                                       leadership while also fostering     War Encampment is included.          the summer camp line-up, and
                                                                       a commitment to community              Fans of Davy Crockett and         2011 is no exception. The latest
                                                                       service. Camp includes a sec-       Daniel Boone will want to            addition to the lineup is
                                                                       ond week of leadership train-       attend Frontier Adventures           Stitching History (June 27-30),
                                                                       ing, plus 50 percent off of other   in History Camp (August 1-5).        which explores the fashions of
                                                                       Travellers Rest summer camps.       Travel back in time to when          the past while learning the
                                                                          For children with a creative     Nashville marked the western         timeless art of hand-sewing,
                                                                       edge, Travellers Rest offers a      frontier and the bear and buffa-     drafting patterns, measuring
                                                                       Creative Arts Camp (July 25-                               .
                                                                                                           lo still roamed freely Follow in     and even creating your own his-
                                                                       29). This week-long day camp is     the footsteps of famous frontier     torical fashion piece.
                                                                       for ages 9 to 14 and is designed    heroes        and      experience       Tennessee        Tales      &
                                                                       to encourage creativity through     Tennessee frontier life with         Legends Camp (May 31 - June
                                                                       a variety of art forms with his-    such things as lessons in our        3), for campers aged 9 to 14,
                                                                       torical roots such as woodblock     one-room schoolhouse, militia        brings the foothills and moun-
                                                                       printing, candle dipping, sil-      drills, fire-pit cooking, toy-mak-   tains of Tennessee to life with
                                                                       houettes and paper making.          ing and a visit from the             the lore of frontier heroes,
   Travellers Rest’s award-win-     Campers ages 7 to 14 will
                                                                       Camp includes an afternoon          Colonial Doctor.                     creepy critters and spine-tin-
ning summer camps have long         embark on a journey through
                                                                       Art Showing where students’            For the mystery-minded,           gling stories. Challenge your
been a hidden treasure, provid-     time, exploring 1,000 years of
                                                                       work will be on display for the     Travellers Rest offers the           imagination with the historical
ing a summer of adventure,          Tennessee history from the
                                                                       public. Each student will have      unique History’s Mysteries           happenings of the mysterious,
mystery, creativity and fun.        ancient Mississippian Indians
                                                                       the opportunity to donate a         Summer Camp (June 20-24 or           the curious, the fantastical and
With a focus on history, these      to early frontier history and
                                                                       piece of their work to be added     July 11-15) for ages 7 to 14.        the just plain weird. Hear tall
summer camps keep campers           from the Overton family to the
                                                                       to a fund-raising auction for       Every museum harbors a mys-          tales, seek hidden treasure, go
returning year after year.          Civil War.
                                                                       Travellers Rest.                    tery … an unexpected artifact, a     on a superstitious scavenger
   Loving history is a plus for        The     Junior       Docent
                                                                          Civil     War     Adventure      haunting tale or perhaps some-       hunt, learn the mysterious art
any of the Travellers Rest          Training & Leadership Camp
                                                                       Camp (June 13-17 or July 18-22)     thing far stranger. Travel on an     of invisible ink and along the
camps but not a pre-requisite       (June 6-10) is a great summer
                                                                       tells the story of the Battle of    adventurous journey through          way write your own legendary
and parents will be pleased to      camp for kids ages 9 to 14 to go
                                                                       Nashville in the setting of         some of Nashville’s most inter-      tale.
find there is a camp suitable for   behind     the     scenes     of
                                                                       General Hood’s headquarters.        esting museums and gather               For more information about
just about any child.               Nashville’s oldest historic                                                                                 camp discounts and before and
                                                                       Become a soldier and learn          clues to solve the mystery.
   A great introductory camp        house museum and experience                                                                                 after care information, a camp
                                                                       what life was like on and off the   History is full of mysteries
to Travellers Rest is the Hands-    history from the inside out.                                                                                brochure may be downloaded at
                                                                       battlefield; from military drills   waiting for you … become your
On History Camp (June 6-10).        Junior Docents learn about                                                                        
                                                                       to field surgery, experience        own history detective!
                                                                                                                                      February 24, 2011, The News- Page 47

Peachtree Farms puts
                                                                   Summer Camps, Programs and Activities

                                                                         Harpeth Hall School expands summer
kids on horseback                                                        campʼs art, music and athletic offerings
                                                                                                                                                  Harpeth Hall is the school
                                                                                                                                               where girls in grades 5
    Whether you’re a novice and     camps, Peachtree offers a begin-
                                                                                                                                               through 12 learn to think criti-
have never had the opportunity      ner camp each week and special-
                                                                                                                                               cally, lead confidently and live
to learn about horses or you’re     ty camps throughout the sum-
                                                                                                                                               honorably  .
ready to ride the trails and par-   mer, such as jumping, dressage
ticipate      in    competition,    and western camps where kids
Peachtree Farm Horsemanship         learn to do barrel and poles and                                                                              For more information or to
Camp offers horse lovers a fun-     sometimes even roping.                                                                                     register, visit Harpeth Hall’s
filled summer packed with mem-         Camp begins each day at 8                                                                               Web site
ories.                              a.m. with the children bringing
    Safety, skills and personal     their lunches for a fun-filled day
development are Peachtree’s         of grooming and riding. The
goals for every participant.        indoor arena and rings allow
Under the direction of a profes-    many groups at different levels
sional staff, campers learn to be   to work at one time. T-shirts,
responsible for a horse or pony,    books and all “horsey” craft
no matter the size. By working      materials are included with the
with the horses, each person is     fee.
given the chance to develop self-      Spring break camps are
esteem and confidence.              offered the week of March 14, 21

                                                                            Julia Child. Jane Goodall.          For the 2011 summer camp
                                                                         Jackie Joyner-Kersee. No mat-       season, we have expanded our
                                                                         ter who your hero is, come fol-     art, music and athletic offer-
                                                                         low in her footsteps at Harpeth     ings.
                                                                         Hall this summer.                      Additionally, Harpeth Hall
                                                                            Girls of all ages can spend      offers day camps for girls as
                                                                         one or two weeks exploring sci-     young as age 4 and studio art
                                                                         ence in-depth, perfecting ath-      camps for high school girls.
                                                                         letic skills, uncovering artistic      There is something for
                                                                         talents and just plain having       every girl at Harpeth Hall this
                                                                         fun.                                summer.

   Peachtree Farm is a CHA          and 28, followed by summer
approved facility In addition to    camps beginning June 6 and run-
proper riding skills, campers       ning through the first week of
build a sense of horse ownership    August.
by learning about stable manage-       Peachtree Farm is proud to be
ment, caring for his or her own     a United States Pony Club Riding
horse, training and showing         Center (
   Each Monday through Friday          For more information call 419-
session of the 10-week summer,      1089, or visit the Web site at
spring and winter holiday 
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 Summer Camps, Programs and Activities
If you can imagine it, FRA has a summer camp for it
                                                                    camp, singers and instrumen-       individual and highlighted         case for parents and friends.
                                                                    talists will learn praise songs,   scenes.                               Getting Ready for Middle
                                                                    experience daily worship and           Kids’ Kitchen - Do you like    School - This camp will focus
                                                                    take part in fun games. A          stories and eating fun treats?     on common transitional “road-
                                                                    praise concert will be held at     Well, come join the kitchen in     blocks” students face in the 5th
                                                                    the end of the week.               making fun snacks that are         grade. These include manage-
                                                                       Technology Camp/Movie           inspired by the books campers      ment of materials/lockers,
                                                                    Making - Campers will work         share.                             class changes, technology, effi-
                                                                    in groups to write skits, inter-       Still Life Painting -                  cient use of study hall,
                                                                    views and mini documen-            This camp is for stu-                        the layout of the mid-
                                                                    taries. At the end of the week,    dents who would                                 dle school building
                                                                    each child will take home a        like to learn how to                            and much more.
                                                                    DVD of their creations.            draw/paint more                                    Ladies Summer
                                                                       Down on the Farm -                           .
                                                                                                       realistically A still                           Boot         Camp
                                                                    Calling all country kids and       life will be set up in                          (Adults) - Ladies
                                                                    city slickers! Come get down       the center of the                               are you ready to
                                                                    on the farm as campers learn       room so all campers                            change! This camp
                                                                    about horses, cows, chickens,      paint the same sub-                          is for women who
                                                                    ducks and all kinds of farm        ject. Campers will                            have a strong desire
                                                                    animals. They will visit a real    learn how to draw                             to elicit substantial
   Finding the right balance      an excellent balance for chil-    working farm and learn how         and paint the objects                        mental and physical
for your child’s summer means     dren of all ages, as well as      these animals spend their          in front of them by                        changes within them-
a wide variety of offerings in    adults who are looking to         days. Campers will also visit a    learning proper drawing                  selves. Ladies will be
sports camps, the arts, aca-      enrich their summer.              veterinarian to see how they       and painting skills.               required to attend bi-weekly
demics and just plain fun!           Choose from all-day or half-   care for farm animals.                 Vocal Performance - Do         strength                  train-
   Come join the fun at           day Specialty Camps (includes        The Play's the Thing -          you love to sing? Do you dream     ing/conditioning       and     a
Franklin Road Academy this        swim day/field trip), half-day    Celebrate the joy, humor,          of being a star? Come learn        Saturday morning condition-
summer for an experience          Arts & Enrichment Camps,          tragedy and drama of the           how at Vocal Performance           ing session.
your child will treasure.         half-day Sports Camps, or any     greatest writer of all time –      Camp! Campers will learn
   Camps are offered for          combination to make a full day.   William           Shakespeare!     proper      vocal    production,      For more information or to
grades Pre-K through 8, as well      Some of FRA’s new enrich-      Costuming will be provided         microphone technique and           register for the various camps,
as several camps for adults.      ments for summer 2011             and invented as campers            stage presence. Participants       please visit our Web site at
   Camps offer flexibility and    include:                          tromp through the play, and        will create press kits and con-
numerous choices that provide        Praise Band Camp - In this     performance will be based on       clude the week with a show-        m.

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                                                                                                                                    February 24, 2011, The News- Page 49

 Summer Camps, Programs and Activities
Learning Labʼs summer lineup keeps academics in focus
                                                                                                         arts are also included, with con-   this adventure: June 17-19 and
                                                                                                         centration in songwriting, gui-     June 24-26. The price for the
                                                                                                         tar, photography, scrapbooking,     Cedars of Lebanon trip is $130
                                                                                                         painting/drawing, tie-dying, as     and applicants must participate
                                                                                                         well as fitness elements.           in an interview.
                                                                                                            The learning centers in             Rising high school-age stu-
                                                                                                         Brentwood, celebrating 25           dents will get the opportunity
                                                                                                         years, and Green Hills are com-     to visit the Windy City, as
                                                                                                         mitted to helping all learners      Chicago is the destination for
                                                                                                         succeed and realize their poten-    the older group. The itinerary
                                                                                                         tial.                               includes Shedd Aquarium, a
                                                                                                            The summer programs are          Cubs game, the Museum of
                                                                                                         open to students K-12, but mid-     Science and Industry and the
                                                                                                         dle and high school students        John Hancock Observatory.
                                                                                                         also have another option.           This trip will be personalized
                                                                                                            This year the Adventure          based on participants’ inter-
                                                                                                         Series     Learning      Infused    ests.
                                                                                                         Excursions give students the           Dates for the Chicago excur-
                                                                                                         opportunity to take learning to     sion are May 31 - June 2 and
                                                                                                         another level.                      July 29 - 31. The trip will cost
                                                                                                            For middle-school age stu-       $788 plus the cost of airfare.
                                                                                                         dents, this year’s excursion        Applicants will need to partici-
                                                                                                         includes local camping at           pate in an interview.
                                                                                                         Cedars of Lebanon State Park.
   The summer months can            students K-12.                      writing, math instruction and    For three days in June, campers        For more information about
take a toll on a child’s academic      Summer      programs      are    practical applications, hands-   will engage in tent camping,        Learning Lab summer pro-
progress. There is, however, a      offered in either half-day or       on science experiments and       horseback riding, disc golf and     grams, or services during the
way for kids to keep the            full-day sessions, with instruc-    Nashville history, with bi-      swimming in a life-guarded          school        year,        visit
momentum going and have fun         tion in language arts, math, sci-   monthly     local   excursions   pool, while experienced chaper-, call the
at the same time.                   ence, foreign languages and         scheduled. Technology applica-   ones will model and teach           Brentwood center at 615-277-
   Learning Lab offers one-on-      ACT/SAT preparation.                tions will also be practiced,    camping skills and Tennessee        2929, the Green Hills center at
one, personalized instruction          The individualized, small-       along with cultural exchanges    history.                            615-321-7271,     or     email
and small group classes             group instruction will engage       using Skype.                        There are two opportunities
throughout June and July for        students in reading, creative          Programs in music and the     for campers to participate in

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