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Description of Full-Day Camps

Discover Summer Full-Day Camps by the Week provides 8 weeks of full day camp options for students who have completed grades K-8. Each week is composed of themed activities and lots of outdoor exploration and play time. Camps are staffed by some of our fabulous teachers as well as alumni.  New this year are camps presented by StoryTellers Theater Arts Academy and i9 Sports.  Campers who sign up for the entire day should bring their lunch.  The camp day is from 9 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday to Friday. 

Scroll down to see each week's description and information.  Please note the appropriate grades and times listed as they vary from week to week.  Camp will be closed the week of June 21-25.

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Weekly Camp Descriptions

Week 1:  Monday - Friday, June 7-11

COST:  $250

 

Going to seed (completed grades k-6)

Instructor: Mrs. Elizabeth Mackes

9 AM-12:00 PM
 

Mrs. Mackes is planting a garden!  Join her to dig in the earth, learn some botany, and celebrate God's great gifts of plants and flowers.

soccer camp (completed grades k-6)
Instructor: alex lawing

12:30 PM-3:30 PM
 

Alumnus Alex Lawing returns to coach young soccer players in the fundamentals of the game.  Work on strengthening fundamentals and learning to love the sport.

Week 2:  Monday - Friday, June 14-18

COST:  $250

discover science: rockets (completed grades k-6)
Instructor: Mrs. barbara duvall

9 AM-12:00 PM
 

Mrs. Duvall shares her love of science -- explore the science of flight with gliders and rockets!

basketball camp (completed grades k-6)
Instructor: alex lawing

12:30 PM-3:30 PM
 

Alumnus Alex Lawing returns to coach basketball.  Work on strengthening fundamentals and learning to love the sport.

Week 3:  Monday - Friday, June 28-July 2

COST:  $300

sTORYTELLERS THEATER CAMP (COMPLETED grades 3-8)
9 AM-3:00 PM


Learn beginning acting technique, stage terms and directions, movement, improvisation, singing technique, and take part in a scene from a play or a musical. These techniques and skills will be learned primarily through theater games and group interactions. At the end of the day on Friday, the short scene will be shared with parents and/or grandparents. StoryTellers is a local theater arts academy operated by Mrs. Terry Bouma, a former Rockbridge Academy parent and the fabulous director of Rockbridge Academy's productions of The Little Mermaid, Pirates of Penzance, and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, among others. Alyssa Neely and Alex Foley, both Rockbridge Academy graduates, also work with StoryTellers. StoryTellers will be in residence at Rockbridge Academy Evergreen Campus this summer with outdoor productions of A Comedy of Errors and Hamlet. For more information about StoryTellers Theater Arts, visit www.storytellerstheaterarts.com.

Week 4:  Tuesday - Friday, July 6-9

COST:  $200

movement and dance (completed grades k-3)
Instructor: olivia reardon
9am-12:00pm

Explore jazz and ballet with Olivia Reardon, Rockbridge Senior and Dance Instructor.  We will have a blast moving our bodies while learning basic dance skills through fun songs, games, and activities!  Campers should wear socks and sneakers (socks for ballet, sneakers on top for jazz) and clothes they can move in (i.e. NOT jeans).

drawing and painting, en plein air (completed grades 3-8)
Instructor:  mrs. therese cooley
9am-12:00pm


Join Mrs. Cooley for a week of en plein air drawing and watercolor painting.

basketball camp (completed grades k-8)
Instructor: alex lawing

12:30 PM-3:30 PM
 

Alumnus Alex Lawing returns to coach basketball.  Work on strengthening fundamentals and learning to love the sport.

Week 5:  Monday - Friday, July 12-16

COST:  $250 (except for strings summer serenade)

step in time! (completed grades k-3)
Instructor: Mrs. adriana schueckler
9am-12:00pm

Singing, movement and rhythm.  Join Mrs. Schueckler for a week of music, singing and rhythm.  Students will participate in the Summer Strings Serenade concert on Friday evening.

introduction to coding:  lego robotics (completed grades 3-6)
Instructor: Mr. curtis bates
9am-12:00pm


Do you love building with Legos?  Would you like to learn more about coding for robotics?  Are you looking for a challenge beyond the basics? Rockbridge parent, Mr. Curtis Bates, will help students design, build, program and test robots that can complete complex tasks, record live data, respond to environmental changes and more.  Hands-on, project-based STEM learning!

What to bring:  Students are encouraged to bring with them a laptop computer so that they can experience software construction on their own - even taking the software with them.  Bring a snack, water bottle, pencil and a notebook.  There will be plenty to write down!

Computer hardware requirements:  Standard Windows or Mac with USB computers needed, 1 per robot (5 max).  Bluetooth is a plus.  Robot will plug into USB or connect via bluetooth for programming. 

Computer Software requirements:  Lego Mindstorm EV3 Programming Software for Windows or Mindstorms Pre-Release  for MacOS
https://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms/downloads.  Please install either package.  If your student cannot bring a laptop, don't panic!  There will be plenty to share.

STRINGS SUMMER SERENADE (STRING PLAYERS IN SUZUKI BOOK 2 AND ABOVE OR COMPARABLE)
INSTRUCTOR: MRS. IRMA CRIPE
8:45AM-12:00PM

FINAL CONCERT:  FRIDAY, JULY 16TH AT 7:30 PM
COST:  $200


"I Got Rhythm!"
This camp has its own registration form.
To register click here.

Ears that hear and eyes that see—the LORD has made them both.  Proverbs 20:12

"...more than anything else rhythm and harmony find their way into the secret places of the soul and take strongest hold upon it."  Plato

Yes! You say, "I Got Rhythm!" because we all are able to feel rhythm: it permeates every melody and every harmony we hear. It is also present everywhere in God's amazing creation from multiplication tables to the sounds of the waves at the beach. Yet finding the exact words to describe it is difficult.  This summer, we will not try to define rhythm, but we will certainly help you feel it! Come join us and experience a wide variety of tempos, ranging from long, slow, peaceful pulsing, all the way to fast, exciting, and exotic rhythms.  This summer, it's all about the beat!

The camp consists of two separate orchestras divided by playing level, plus a cello ensemble for all levels.  Each group will perform both individually and together at the final concert. The repertoire will challenge and stimulate every student according to his skill level while providing a fun and enriching summer experience. All music will be mailed two weeks before camp begins, and students are strongly encouraged to practice the music ahead of time to maximize their enjoyment.

No auditions necessary; the minimum entry level required is Suzuki Book 2 or comparable.

soccer camp (completed grades k-8)

instructor:  alex lawing

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Alumnus Alex Lawing returns to coach young soccer players in the fundamentals of the game.  Work on strengthening fundamentals and learning to love the sport.

Week 6:  Monday-Friday, July 19-23 (Completed K-6)

cost:  $225

i9 sports camp (completed grades k-6)
M-Th 9am-3:00pm; fri 9am-12pm
 

i9 Sports Summer Camp is a multi-sport program designed to keep your child active and give parents a break from planning! Campers will get loads of instruction and game-play. Sports will take place both indoors and outdoors (no weather cancellations!), and include i9 core sports FLAG FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, SOCCER, BASEBALL and LACROSSE as well as many other fun games.  Each day will include instruction on the core sports as well as game situations. Other traditional camp games will also be part of the daily routine. The camp will focus on the i9 Sports core values of kids playing sports and having FUN. I9’s professional staff come from sports backgrounds and emphasize sportsmanship and fun.  Parents will be responsible for providing a packed lunch each day! Water will be provided.

This is a recreational camp with the focus on kids playing and trying different sports.  This is not for advanced players looking to focus on one sport.  The projected camper to counselor ratio is 10:1.   

The camp will run from 9 AM to 3 PM Monday through Thursday and 9 AM to 12PM on Friday. 

Week 7: Monday-Friday, July 26-30


i9 sports camp (completed grades k-6)
M-th 9am-3:00pm; fri 9am-12pm
cost $225


i9 Sports Summer Camp is a multi-sport program designed to keep your child active and give parents a break from planning! Campers will get loads of instruction and game-play. Sports will take place both indoors and outdoors (no weather cancellations!), and include i9 core sports FLAG FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, SOCCER, BASEBALL and LACROSSE as well as many other fun games.  Each day will include instruction on the core sports as well as game situations. Other traditional camp games will also be part of the daily routine. The camp will focus on the i9 Sports core values of kids playing sports and having FUN. I9’s professional staff come from sports backgrounds and emphasize sportsmanship and fun.  Parents will be responsible for providing a packed lunch each day! Water will be provided.

This is a recreational camp with the focus on kids playing and trying different sports.  This is not for advanced players looking to focus on one sport.  The projected camper to counselor ratio is 10:1.   

The camp will run from 9 AM to 3 PM Monday through Thursday and 9 AM to 12PM on Friday. 

Week 8:  Monday-Friday, August 2-6

 

storytellers theater camp (completed grades 3-8)
9am-3:30pm
cost:  $300


Learn beginning acting technique, stage terms and directions, movement, improvisation, singing technique, and take part in a scene from a play or a musical.  These techniques and skills will be learned primarily through theater games and group interactions. On Friday, at the end of the day the short scene will be shared with parents and/or grandparents.