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Description of Grammar Camps

Discover Summer by the Week provides 13 weeks of day camp options for students who have completed grades K-6. Each week is composed of themed activities, art and/or music, grammar book club (when scheduled), and lots of outdoor exploration and play time. Campers will tend a garden and make scientific observations in the school’s pond area.

The camp is staffed with two of our college-aged alumni, Claire Mackes and Sophie Schulze, and some of our fabulous teachers. Campers will bring their own lunches. The camp day is from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday to Friday. An extended camp day is available from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

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Half-day Options

Half-day camp options are available, most often for the morning sessions. Afternoon sessions are offered for soccer, Olympics, and basketball sports camps with Mrs. Kaiss. Half-day camp options run from 10 AM to 12:30 PM (with optional extended camp hours from 7:30 to 10:00 AM) or from 1:00 to 3:30 PM (with optional extended camp hours from 3:30 to 5:30 PM).

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i9 Sports Camp

For three weeks during the summer (weeks 6, 9, and 12), i9’s Sports camps will be held at Rockbridge Academy’s Evergreen Campus from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The Discover Summer extended camp day program will still be available from 7:30 to 9:00 AM and 3:00 to 5:30 PM. Our counselors will also be on campus during the i9 Sports camp day to assist with any needs our campers may have.

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Weeks 1-3 have been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Themes have been adjusted (see below).

Week 4 — Going to Seed (AM) & Olympics (PM)

Instructors: Mrs. Elizabeth Mackes & Mrs. Melanie Kaiss


Monday–Friday, June 15-19 @ 10 AM-3:30 PM (no Extended Day) or 7:30 AM-5:30 PM (with Extended Day)
Available as half-day option from 10 AM-12:30 PM (Going to Seed) and/or Olympics from 1:00-3:30 PM

We will explore God’s creation of the third day, plants! We will start a garden, explore place value, and learn some botany as we explore the most important piece of every good chain.

Olympics! Shot put, discus, broad jump, long lump, and track events! Can’t make it to Sochi? Come compete in Crownsville!

Week 5 — Creatures of the Air & Sea (AM) & Soccer (PM)

Instructor: Mrs. Elizabeth Mackes & Mrs. Melanie Kaiss


Monday–Friday, June 22-26 @ 10 AM-3:30 PM (no Extended Day) or 7:30 AM-5:30 PM (with Extended Day)
Available as half-day option from 10 AM-12:30 PM (Creatures of the Air & Sea) and/or Soccer from 1:00-3:30 PM

On the fifth day, some cool creatures were created. Let’s look underwater at the creatures of the sea, exploring them inside and out. Then, we will set our sights on the sky as we look at everything feathered.

Come learn soccer basics in a fun and encouraging atmosphere designed to develop beginners and delight veterans.

Week 6 — i9 Sports Camp

Monday-Thursday, June 29-July 2 (no camp on Friday, July 3) @ 9 AM-3 PM

Register directly with i9 Sports to participate in their camp on the Evergreen Campus. The cost is $215 for the week if registered before April 30. The camp runs from 9 AM to 3 PM. An Extended Day option is available by registering at the Discover Summer website for $120/wk with advanced registration or $8/hr for walk-ins.

Click here to register for an Extended Day Add-on to this week.

Week 7 — Measuring Up

Instructor: Mrs. Jennifer Carroll


Monday–Friday, July 6-10 @ 10 AM-3:30 PM (no Extended Day) or 7:30 AM-5:30 PM (with Extended Day)
Available as half-day option from 10 AM-12:30 PM

Math is all around us! Discover the beauty and order of creation as we explore mathematical relationships in the physical world through hands-on activities. Who knew math could be so fun?

Week 8 — Storms, Quakes, and Space

Instructor: Mrs. Nancy Salada


Monday–Friday, July 13-17 @ 10 AM-3:30 PM (no Extended Day) or 7:30 AM-5:30 PM (with Extended Day)
Available as half-day option from 10 AM-12:30 PM

Get ready to delve deep into the earth and to blast off into space as we marvel at the vastness of God’s creation!

Week 9 — i9 Sports Camp

Monday-Friday, July 20-24 @ 9 AM-3 PM

Register directly with i9 Sports to participate in their camp on the Evergreen Campus. The cost is $225 for the week if registered before April 30. The camp runs from 9 AM to 3 PM. An Extended Day option is available by registering at the Discover Summer website for $120/wk with advanced registration or $8/hr for walk-ins.

Click here to register for an Extended Day Add-on to this week.

Week 10 — Furry Friends

Instructor: Mrs. Barbara Duvall


Monday–Friday, July 27-31 @ 10 AM-3:30 PM (no Extended Day) or 7:30 AM-5:30 PM (with Extended Day)
Available as half-day option from 10 AM-12:30 PM

Explore furry animals that live in our backyards. Test techniques to track and trap zig-zaggers, waddlers, hoppers, and bounders. Sketch the animals and their habitats. Unlock the secrets of camouflage. Be amazed at God’s creativity.

Week 11 — Ancient Greece and Rome

Instructor: Mrs. Jacque Touhey


Monday–Friday, August 3-7 @ 10 AM-3:30 PM (no Extended Day) or 7:30 AM-5:30 PM (with Extended Day)
Available as half-day option from 10 AM-12:30 PM

Travel back to Ancient Greece and Rome as we explore art, history, and culture together!

Week 12 — i9 Sports Camp

Monday-Friday, August 10-14 @ 9 AM-3 PM

Register directly with i9 Sports to participate in their camp on the Evergreen Campus. The cost is $225 for the week if registered before April 30. The camp runs from 9 AM to 3 PM. An Extended Day option is available by registering at the Discover Summer website for $120/wk with advanced registration or $8/hr for walk-ins.

Click here to register for an Extended Day Add-on to this week.

Week 13 — Structures for grades K-3 (AM) OR Lego Robotics for grades 4-8 (AM) & Basketball (PM)

Instructors: Mrs. Gretchen Geverdt, Ms. Becca Knoll, & Mrs. Melanie Kaiss


Monday–Friday, August 17-21 @ 10 AM-3:30 PM (no Extended Day) or 7:30 AM-5:30 PM (with Extended Day)
Available as half-day option from 10 AM-12:30 PM (Structures or Lego Robotics) and/or Basketball from 1:00-3:30 PM

Build ramps, towers, and bridges! Investigate concepts like the live load, dead load, energy and momentum. Come build with us!

We all enjoy Legos and Lego robots are even better! Come build your own Lego robot with us!

Dribble, shoot, and scoot through the week of drills and game-like activities designed for newbies and veterans alike!