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Description of Half-Day Camps

Discover Summer Half-Day Camps by the Week
Register for as many weeks as you choose.  If you want to participate in both the morning and afternoon camp in the same week, please sign up using the Full-Day Camp by the Week section of this page.

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 Half-Day Camp Descriptions

Week 1:  Monday - Friday, June 7-11

 

Going to seed (completed grades k-6)

Instructor: Mrs. Elizabeth Mackes

9 AM-12:00 PM
cost:  $135
 

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
cost:  $135
 

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


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

9 AM-12:00 PM
cost:  $135
 

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
cost:  $135
 

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

Week 3:  No Half-Day Camps

 

Week 4:  Monday - Friday, July 5-9


movement and dance (completed grades k-3)
Instructor: olivia reardon
9am-12:00pm
cost:  $110
 

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
cost:  $110


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
cost:  $110
 

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

Week 5:  Monday - Friday, July 12-16


step in time! (completed grades k-3)
Instructor: Mrs. adriana schueckler
9am-12:00pm
cost:  $135
 

Join Mrs. Schueckler for a week of music, singing and rhythm.  During the week, campers will explore a variety of activities geared towards honing their singing, rhythm, and movement. Campers will sing, dance, play percussion instruments and prepare a few musical numbers to perform for the parents at the end of camp on Friday morning. Campers will be divided into two groups (K-1 and 2-3) for some activities and also participate in whole group ensembles.  This camp happens the same week as the Summer Strings Serenade, which ends with a fabulous concert on Friday evening at 7:30pm.  This year, Step in Time! campers will have the opportunity to perform some numbers alongside the orchestras that evening.

introduction to coding:  lego robotics (completed grades 3-6)
Instructor: Mr. curtis bates
9am-12:00pm
cost:  $135


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
cost:  $135
 

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:  No Half-Day Camps

 

Week 7: Monday-Friday, July 26-30

 

coding beyond the basics:  python 3 (completed grades 5-8)
instructor:  mr. curtis bates
12:30pm-3:30pm
cost:  $135


Ready for some real hands-on coding?  We will be learning how to control our robots using the Python 3 language!  Learn to write basic Python using the Microsoft VSCode IDE while actually controlling our Lego robots!  Rockbridge parent, Mr. Curtis Bates, will introduce fundamentals to software design and Python grammar as we exercise the pyBricks library to deploy our code on to the Ev3Dev runtime environment on the Mindstorm Ev3 Lego robot compute platform. 

What to bring:  Bring a snack, water bottle, pencil and a notebook.  There will be plenty to write down! Please bring a standard Windows or MacOS laptop (extras will be available.)  We will be installing software (Python 3.x and Microsoft VSCode) in the class, so administrative permissions may be required.  The class will require access to the Internet for software installations.

Week 8:  No Half-Day Camps