February 24, 2011, The News- Page 21 2011 Events & Fun Things to do! Page 22- The News, February 24, 2011 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. www.bellevuedancecenter.com. 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 Allegro well as classes by qual- music instruction for School of Music Music fundamen- ified teachers, giv- children and adults. offers 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 woodwind 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 www.allegromusictn.org. February 24, 2011, The News- Page 23 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 www.gsmit.org. 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 Page 24- The News, February 24, 2011 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 www.ensworth.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 www.vesperpoint.org. 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 campocoee.com • Christian Atmosphere different ages throughout the main office at (423) 648-7936. February 24, 2011, The News- Page 25 Page 26- The News, February 24, 2011 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, www.usn.org/summer 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 February 24, 2011, The News- Page 27 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 www.internalDrive.com 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 taprootfarm.com 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 Page 28- The News, February 24, 2011 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, www.rocketown.com, 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 OPPORTUNITIES BLAIR SCHOOL OF MUSIC KINDERMUSIK 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 615-322-7651 $175 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 $180 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 http://blair.vanderbilt.edu February 24, 2011, The News- Page 29 Page 30- The News, February 24, 2011 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 Camps.DeerRunRetreat.org or camper and can be provided for call 615-794-2918 for more infor- all family members attending mation. February 24, 2011, The News- Page 31 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 www.barefootrepublic.org 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. Page 32- The News, February 24, 2011 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. February 24, 2011, The News- Page 33 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 www.whippoorwill.com. fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo grassfestival.com Page 34- The News, February 24, 2011 Summer Camps, Programs and Activities 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- ment. 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 ball. 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 www.nashvillesoccerunited.com 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 Camp U-grow offers day camp Transportation is avail- for upcoming kinder- able but on a limited U-Grow garten through sixth- basis. Campers can focuses on graders. be picked up and character 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, values. 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, sessions. www.u-growadventures.org. Page 36- The News, February 24, 2011 Summer Camps, Programs and Activities 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 http://blair.vanderbilt.edu, PCA guitar, voice and jazz voice. Program, CURRENT OFFER- INGS. 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 (email@example.com) • 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 www.fpcnashville.com 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- Page 38- The News, February 24, 2011 Summer Camps, Programs and Activities 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 development, 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 hour. 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 widjiwagan.org. 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 montgomerybell.edu 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- Page 40- The News, February 24, 2011 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 www.campocoee.com 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, ture. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org create more individualized for more information. Page 42- The News, February 24, 2011 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 www.fpcnashville.com 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. fields. Campers interact with For more information or to astronomers who are respected apply, visit the Web site at researchers and seasoned www.dyer.vanderbilt.edu, or instructors. Participating in email Lynn McDonald at group activities builds self-con- email@example.com 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 Page 44- The News, February 24, 2011 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 www.TheCovenantSchool.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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. watkins.edu/community 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; email@example.com. 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 www.travellersrestplantation.org. 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 www.harpethhall.org. 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 (www.ponyclub.org). techniques. 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 www.peachtreefarms.com. Page 48- The News, February 24, 2011 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- www.franklinroadacademy.co numerous choices that provide Praise Band Camp - In this performance will be based on clude the week with a show- m. ’s Voted Nashville #1 Camp! Ask About R etreat P a ck a ge s Go Barefoot this Summer! Join the Fun at Barefoot Rebublic Camp & Retreat Center www.barefootrepublic.org 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- www.mylearnlab.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. throughout June and July for students in reading, creative Programs in music and the for campers to participate in OUR MISSION: Safe. Fun. Learn. Ask about our Summer Soccer Camps!
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