Bear Camp

Enrich your child's summer with Bear Camp skills-based camps! Week-long athletic, academic, technology, art camps and more are available to rising PreK4 - 12th grade in the Nashville and surrounding communities. See detailed camp descriptions below and register online. 

Athletic Camps

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  • MAY 30-JUNE 2 Boys Football Camp

    • Time: (Tues - Fri), 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 3rd - 8th
    • Instructor: Jonathan Quinn, HS Football Coach
    • Cost: $150 
    Head Coach: Johnathan Quinn
    Coach Quinn has served as Davidson Academy’s Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator for the past 9 seasons. During his tenure, DA has compiled a record of 75-23; winning state championships in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Coach Quinn played quarterback at MTSU from 1995-1997 and was drafted in 1998 by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He went on to play 8 seasons in the NFL as a member of the Jaguars, Chiefs, and Bears. He was also named the MVP of NFL Europe’s World Bowl in 2001. Coach Quinn began his coaching career at Mid-America Nazarene University as the offensive coordinator from 2007-2008 and as the head coach from 2009-2014.

    Defensive Coordinator: Thomas Porter
    Coach Porter has served as Davidson Academy's Defensive Coordinator for one season. Before arriving at DA Coach Porter was the Head Football Coach at Stratford STEM High School in Nashville TN for 6 Seasons. During his tenure at Stratford Coach Porter led the Spartans to the playoffs each of the 6 years and made it to the TSSAA Semi-Finals in 2018. Coach Porter helped coach Stratford High Schools 1st and only TSSAA Mr. Football Winner (James Moore) in 2019. Porter has also Coached at Ezell-Harding Christian School as Defensive Coordinator between2013-2016 and at Tennessee State University as a Graduate Assistant between 2011-2013. Coach Porter played Running Back at Ferrum College in Ferrum VA, 2006-2011, earning all-conference honors and earning the honor as Team Captain his senior year.

    In this Non-Contact camp, each camper will work with the Varsity football coaches on fundamentals of the game. There will be many stations set up that focus on running, catching, throwing and agility work. They will learn many aspects of the game and be able to set their foundation as well as sharpen what they already know. We ultimately have two goals for our football camp: learn how to play safely and have fun.
  • JUNE 5-9 Soccer Shots Classic

    • Time: 10 - 10:30 a.m., (Mon - Fri)
    • Grades: Rising PreK4 - Kindergarten
    • Instructors: Soccer Shots
    • Cost: $95
    Soccer Shots Classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork and appreciation.
  • JUNE 5-8 Co-ed Elem Soccer Camp

    • Time: (Mon - Thur), 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising Kindergarten - 3rd
    • Instructors: Neill Unland, Soccer Coach/Faculty & Aubrey Lamb, Soccer Coach/Faculty
    • Cost: $150
    Come learn basic soccer skills with Coach Unland & Coach Lamb! We will practice passing, dribbling, shooting, running to increase speed and have tons of fun doing it! By the end of camp, you just might want to join our middle school soccer team. Coach Unland and Coach Lamb have taught MS soccer together for the past 3 years winning District Championship twice! They both have a passion for soccer and having fun.
  • JUNE 5-8 Co-ed MS Soccer Camp

    • Time: (Mon - Thur), 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 4th - 8th
    • Instructors: Neill Unland, Soccer Coach/Faculty & Aubrey Lamb, Soccer Coach/Faculty
    • Cost: $150 
    Come learn basic soccer skills with Coach Unland & Coach Lamb! We will practice passing, dribbling, shooting, running to increase speed and have tons of fun doing it! By the end of camp, you just might want to join our middle school soccer team. Coach Unland and Coach Lamb have taught MS soccer together for the past 3 years winning District Championship twice! They both have a passion for soccer and having fun.
  • JUNE 5-9 All Sports Gym/Playground Sports & Games

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m., (Mon - Fri)
    • Grades: Rising Kindergarten - 7th
    • Instructors: Joshua Leeke, DA Faculty
    • Cost: $150
    Campers will enjoy playing a variety of sports and games in the gym and outdoors. This camp is all about high energy, athletic fun!
  • JUNE 12-16 Soccer Shots Classic

    • Time: 10 - 10:30 a.m., (Mon - Fri)
    • Grades: Rising PreK4 - Kindergarten
    • Instructors: Soccer Shot
    • Cost: $95
    Soccer Shots Classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork and appreciation.
  • JUNE 12-15 Co-ed All Soccer Camp

    • Time: (Mon - Thur), 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising Kindergarten - 8th
    • Instructor: Daniel Gordon
    • Cost: $150
    LS/MS Soccer Camp Description: Our soccer camp will feature various skill development and a magnificent camp experience. We are not just an ordinary camp.  We believe children should have the best fun filled week.  Our activities will include and not limited to; foot skills, passing, receiving, shooting, dribbling, and various small games throughout the week in order to reinforce various skills taught. Campers should wear, if possible, their soccer cleats, shin-guards, high knee length socks, and bring with them a sports drink and their water bottles. Any allergies or medications that we need to be aware of, please let us know. On our final day of camp, we will have a parent vs. camper game! Come on out for our BEAR Camp soccer experience.
  • JUNE 12-15 Lacrosse

    • Time: (Mon - Thurs),1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 4th - 8th
    • Instructors: Rachel Grisard
    • Cost: $150
    More detail to come.
  • JUNE 12-15 Cheer Camp

    • Time: (Mon - Thur), 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising Kindergarten - 8th
    • Instructor: Brandy Horton, DA Faculty
    • Cost: $150 
    Coach Brandy Horton has coached youth cheerleading for the last 5 years.  The last two of those years, here at DA, serving as the middle school assistant coach last year and moving to head coach, this year.  She led the team to the 2023 UCA Nationals this year.  

    Camp Description: At our DA Summer Cheer Camp, the campers will learn the basics of cheerleading, such as dance, cheers, jumps, and basic stunt skills.  Our campers will work with some of our DA cheerleaders to improve their skills and learn from a very talented group of cheerleaders.  We will conclude our camp with a special performance for parents.  
  • JUNE 19-22 Elem Baseball Camp

    • Time: (Mon - Thur), 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 1st - 4th
    • Instructor: Cody Church, DA Varsity Head Baseball Coach
    • Cost: $150
    Head Coach: Cody Church: Coach Church is in his first season as the Head Baseball Coach at Davidson Academy. Coach Church began his coaching career as an assistant at NCAA Division I Presbyterian College. Following Presbyterian, he went on to spend two years in the same capacity at Tennessee Tech University - where their teams led the country in runs, homeruns, and hits. After winning an OVC Title, he went on to become the Head Coach at Maryville College, where their teams had a 122-79 record and were ranked top-25 nationally in multiple seasons.
     
    Campers will learn basic fundamentals and techniques of hitting, fielding, base running, and throwing. In addition, there will be competitive games to promote team building, communication skills, and most importantly keep each child engaged and having fun playing the sport. The final day will conclude with “sliding practice” using a slip and slide.
  • JUNE 19-22 Co-ed Elem Volleyball Camp

    • Time: (Mon - Thur), 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising Kindergarten - 4th
    • Instructor: Connie Caldwell-Rogan HS Volleyball Coach
    • Cost: $150 
    Elem Volleyball Camp is designed to introduce the extreme basic skills of the sport while having fun! This is a high energy, well planned and coordinated camp that encourages each child to try their hardest and be their best! 
    Connie Caldwell-Rogan can be called the first great Austin Peay volleyball player, a two-time first-team All-OVC honoree who earned league Player of the Year honors in 1987. She also was the first player in program history to earn All-Tournament honors after being named to the 1986 squad. https://letsgopeay.com/news/2020/5/31/womens-volleyball-volleyball-greatest-govs-tough-cuts-honorable-mentions-and-more

    "I am currently in my 4th season as Head Coach at Davidson Academy. I have coached and trained volleyball players for over 20 years throughout area high schools, club volleyball organizations, and private lessons. I absolutely love coaching while imparting life lessons to help athletes maximize all of their abilities and faith to be the best they can be as well as to glorify God in the process! "
                        - Connie Caldwell-Rogan
  • JUNE 19-22 Co-ed MS Volleyball Camp

    • Time: (Mon - Thur), 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 5th - 8th
    • Instructor: Connie Caldwell-Rogan, HS Volleyball Coach
    • Cost: $150 
    The MS Volleyball Camp is designed to build the athlete's skills and knowledge of the game. The camp focus is on fundamental drills of setting, passing, attacking, serving, blocking, base and transitioning. It will also include themes on team defense and offense, conditioning, positions accountability, out of system play, serve receive patterns and competition.

    Connie Caldwell-Rogan can be called the first great Austin Peay volleyball player, a two-time first-team All-OVC honoree who earned league Player of the Year honors in 1987. She also was the first player in program history to earn All-Tournament honors after being named to the 1986 squad. https://letsgopeay.com/news/2020/5/31/womens-volleyball-volleyball-greatest-govs-tough-cuts-honorable-mentions-and-more
    "I am currently in my 4th season as Head Coach at Davidson Academy. I have coached and trained volleyball players for over 20 years throughout area high schools, club volleyball organizations, and private lessons. I absolutely love coaching while imparting life lessons to help athletes maximize all of their abilities and faith to be the best they can be as well as to glorify God in the process! "                 - Connie Caldwell-Rogan
  • JULY 17-20 Co-ed Elem Basketball Camp

    • Time: (Mon - Thur), 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising Kindergarten - 4th
    • Instructors: Kevin Harper, Director of Athletics & Kelsey Gregory, HS Basketball Coach
    • Cost: $150
    Basketball Camp creates a positive experience for kids in learning the fundamentals of the game. Davidson Academy coaches and players will be on hand to create a fun environment while young players learn about ball handling, shooting, passing, rebounding and defense. All campers will receive a t-shirt with a chance to win other prizes.
  • JULY 17-20 Co-ed MS Basketball Camp

    • Time: (Mon - Thur), 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 5th - 8th Grade 
    • Instructors: Kevin Harper, Director of Athletics & Kelsey Gregory, HS Basketball Coach
    • Cost: $150
    Basketball Camp creates a positive experience for kids in learning the fundamentals of the game. Davidson Academy coaches and players will be on hand to create a fun environment while young players learn about ball handling, shooting, passing, rebounding and defense. All campers will receive a t-shirt with a chance to win other prizes.
  • JULY 24-27 MS Baseball Camp

    • Time: (Mon - Thur), 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 5th - 8th
    • Instructor: Cody Church, DA Varsity Head Baseball Coach
    • Cost: $150
    Head Coach: Cody Church
    Coach Church is in his first season as the Head Baseball Coach at Davidson Academy. Coach Church began his coaching career as an assistant at NCAA Division I Presbyterian College. Following Presbyterian, he went on to spend two years in the same capacity at Tennessee Tech University - where their teams led the country in runs, homeruns, and hits. After winning an OVC Title, he went on to become the Head Coach at Maryville College, where their teams had a 122-79 record and were ranked top-25 nationally in multiple seasons.
     
    In this more advanced camp, campers will continue to build on basic fundamentals depending on their existing skill level. Our staff will teach each aspect of hitting, fielding, pitching, base running and more. We will also have a competition day and promote game-like activities throughout the week. Regardless of skill level and experience in the sport, this camp will be a great week of learning the sport with the DA Staff.  

NIKE Basketball Camps

Does your student love basketball! We are hosting NIKE Basketball Camps right here at DA! Visit their site to sign up.

Music, Dance & Theater Camps

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  • JUNE 5-JULY 21 Private Music Lessons

    Private Music Lessons
    6 weekly half hour private lessons
    $180 ($30/lesson)
    Day & Time TBD
    • Piano 
    • Voice 
    • Flute 
    • Trumpet 
    • Saxophone 
    • Clarinet
    Instructor: Laura Stewart, DA Private Music Teacher - BS Music Education & BS Physical Education
  • JUNE 5-9 Sing! Dance! Act! - Musical Theater

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grade: Rising 1st - 6th
    • Instructor: Carla Burleson, DA Music & Theatre Faculty
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    Singing, Dancing & Acting, also known as Musical Theater! In this high energy class, your student will learn to be a triple threat as they call it in the theater world! Your child will learn the proper techniques of singing on Broadway, learning the proper use of the microphone, basic dance steps and routines, and learn how to cold read a script and much more! High energy fun! 
     
    Campers will perform 101 Dalmatians. Scripts will be emailed to campers the week before camp begins. On Friday, the children will perform for the parents. After the performance campers will enjoy the water slide on Friday!
  • JUNE 5-9 DA Dance Company: Sugar Plum Fairy Camp

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grade: Rising K4 - 1st Grade
    • Instructor: Laura Pyatt, DA Dance Company, Dance Teacher
    • Cost: Early Bird price, $100 (After May 31st $125) 
    • Costume fee: $10
    Tutus, sweet treats, mice, and nutcrackers! Dancers will spend the week learning about the classic ballet “The Nutcracker.” Each day will include a ballet class, fun crafts, and watching this holiday classic.
  • JUNE 5-9 DA Dance Company: Descendants

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grade: Rising 2nd - 5th
    • Instructor: Laura Pyatt, DA Dance Company, Dance Teacher
    • Cost: Early Bird price, $100 (After May 31st $125)
    • Costume fee: $10
    With music from the hit series, campers will spend the week dancing their way through Auradon and the Isle of the Lost. Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!
  • JUNE 19-23 Make a Joyful Noise: Sing & Praise Camp

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 1st - 7th
    • Instructor: Haley Foreman, DA Staff
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $10
    Make a Joyful Noise and Praise our Lord and Savior! Campers will enjoy singing praise tunes and vintage VBS songs with motions and dances. If your child loves to sing, this camp is perfect for them! Crafts, games, and a water slide on Friday!
  • JULY 10-14 Action! Drama Camp

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grade: Rising 4th-7th
    • Instructor: Jeremy Rose, DA Staff & Class of 2021
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    Action! Drama & Acting Camp is a fun and exciting way to learn more about the art of theater. Campers will enjoy games, costumes, and perform skits. Campers will perform scenes at the end of the week and have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!
  • JULY 10-14 Songwriting 101

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grade: Rising 2nd-5th
    • Instructor:  Morgann David, professional songwriter
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    Have you ever wanted to write a song, but don't know where to start? Or, if you've written some songs before, do you want to learn how to get better? If you've answered "yes" to either one of these questions, then this is the class for you! In the 'real world', most of the top songs are collaborative efforts. Together, we will take a look at what makes up a great song...then create one ourselves! This is a great opportunity for students to develop teamwork skills with others while building their own sense of creative self-confidence. This is a class for beginner/intermediate songwriters. Prior experience is not necessary to enroll.
     
    Morgann David is a musician/songwriter from Nashville, TN with over 15 years of professional experience. She has nearly 10 years of experience working as a teacher / youth creative mentor and loves helping children to become enriched through music and the arts. She is excited to teach your future rock star(s)!
  • JULY 17-21 Sing, Dance, Act - Musical Theater

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grade: Rising 1st - 6th
    • Instructors: Carla Burleson, DA Music & Theatre Faculty
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    Singing, Dancing & Acting, also known as Musical Theater! In this high energy class, your student will learn to be a triple threat as they call it in the theater world! Your child will learn the proper techniques of singing on Broadway, learning the proper use of the microphone, basic dance steps and routines, and learn how to cold read a script and much more! High energy fun!
    Campers will perform 101 Dalmatians. Scripts will be emailed to campers the week before camp begins. On Friday, the children will perform for the parents. After the performance campers will enjoy the water slide on Friday! 
  • JULY 17-21 Theater Camp

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grade Levels: Rising 4th-7th
    • Instructor: Jeremy Rose, DA Staff & Class of 2021
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31st $125)
    Campers will learn the choreography to songs from musicals and enjoy a variety of upbeat, high energy theater games! Campers will perform scenes at the end of the week and have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!
  • JULY 17-21 School of Rock

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grade: Rising 2nd-5th
    • Instructor:  Morgann David, professional songwriter
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials Fee: $10
    Come one, Come all! This is a chance for your child to build and show off his or her talents! If they have a budding creative interest, this is the class to celebrate it! During this semester, each child will have an opportunity to ‘take the stage’ and express their creativity in a positive, supportive environment. In the process they will build self-confidence, learn presentation skills and practice empathy and encouragement by cheering on their peers.
     
    Students are encouraged to present piece(s) to the class for constructive feedback and group educational purposes. We will learn and hone performing basics such as eye contact, proper microphone technique, the technical skills of movement, how to be a confident, compelling performer, and more. We will also have the opportunity to collaborate together in a collective environment.
     
    Morgann David is a musician/songwriter from Nashville, TN with over 15 years of professional experience. She has nearly 10 years' experience working as a teacher / youth creative mentor and loves helping children to become enriched through music and the arts. She is excited to teach your talented children!
     

Discovery & STEAM Camps

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  • JUNE 5-9 Camp Brick - LEGO Robotics

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 1st - 4th
    • Instructor: Camp Brick
    • Cost: $225
    Get ready to explore the exciting world of robotics. During this camp your child will be introduced to programming and building simple models with LEGO® bricks in the WeDo Family and LEGO BOOST programs that move and make sound. This class combines education with fun and excitement. Basic knowledge of gears, motors, and pulleys will be introduced. 
  • JUNE 5-9 Adventures in Art

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 3rd - 4th
    • Instructor: Lily Wilkerson, DA Staff and Class of 2021
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $10
    Adventures in Art Camp will explore a variety of art mediums and techniques. Campers will make their very own impressionist painting inspired by the prayer garden landscape. They will make creations from recycled materials. Little hands will be busy at the maker station where creative juices can flow during free-to-create time. Crafts, games, and water slide on Friday! 
  • JUNE 5-9 Camp Brick - Little Explorers Rock-n-Roll

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising Kindergarten
    • Instructor: Camp Brick
    • Cost: $225 
    • Materials fee: $25 (for a kit taken home at the end of the week.)
    Let’s Rock…this creative camp will combine Art and Music for a fun week of movement and song. Jam out as we create lots of homemade musical instruments, develop your own dance routine or just have fun expressing yourself with rhythm and creative play. We will end the week with a fantastic video to showcase the week’s accomplishments in art, music, and dance. Campers will each receive their own Personalized Explorers Music and Art kit to keep at the end of the week.
  • JUNE 5-9 Camp Brick - LEGO: On Your Mark, Set, Build

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 1st - 4th 
    • Instructor: Camp Brick
    • Cost: $225
    This camp is designed for the child who is already building LEGO® sets with instructions independently. Campers will choose from hundreds of themed sets from which to build. Themes such as Star Wars ™, CITY ™, Ninjago ™, CHIMA ™, Atlantis ™, Agents ™ and more. Campers will be seated by age group and will be encouraged to build independently as well as in small groups on larger projects such as the Death Star and The Taj Mahal. The Camp Brick staff will assist your child if needed and offer helpful building tips as your child builds and displays their creations. A few times during the week campers may enjoy some social games and contests for prizes.
  • JUNE 5-9 NatureTREK

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising Kindergarten - 2nd
    • Instructor: Whitley Edwards, Kindergarten Education Assistant, BS Fitness & Sports Studies
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $10
    Children enjoy hands-on projects in the prayer garden and on the campus hiking trail. We will learn about animal tracks, trees, flowers and more! Bring swimsuit, water shoes, sunscreen and a towel each day. Campers will enjoy cooling off in the garden mist/hose and a turn on the water slide on Friday!
  • JUNE 12-16 Storybook STEM

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising Kindergarten - 1st
    • Instructor: Alanna Chapman, DA Faculty
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Material Fee: $10
    Ever wonder how Max built his boat in Where the Wild Things Are, or how to build the best castle When a Dragon Moves in? Spend the week in five fan favorite books as we practice reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, math, science, and engineering.
  • JUNE 12-16 Let's Go Camping

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 1st - 4th
    • Instructor: Whitley Edwards, Kindergarten Education Assistant, BS Fitness & Sports Studies
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $10
    Children enjoy hands-on projects in the prayer garden and on the campus hiking trail. We will learn to pitch a tent and set up a camp site. We will make s'mores on the campfire and learn to tie knots. Campers will enjoy camping crafts. Bring swimsuit, water shoes, sunscreen and a towel each day. Campers will enjoy cooling off in the garden mist/hose and a turn on the water slide on Friday!
  • JUNE 12-16 Camp Brick - Stop Motion Animation

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 1st - 4th 
    • Instructor: Camp Brick 
    • Cost: $225
    Lights..Camera..Action! Welcome to the exciting world of Stop Motion Movies. This camp will focus on teaching the basics of Stop Motion Movie creation with MINECRAFT® and other LEGO® figures. Each child will learn to write a script, build a set, direct and edit their own Stop Motion movie. Individual as well as group projects will be encouraged.
  • JUNE 12-16 RC Car Race Camp

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 3rd - 7th
    • Instructor: Alice Vestal DA Staff & Aaron Vestal
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $200 (After May 31 $225)
    • Materials fee: $20
    Beginner and intermediate RC car enthusiasts will enjoy circuit and drag racing the Traxxas 1/16th Slash radio controlled car. Campers will learn the fundamentals of racing and speed secrets, tips and tricks to increase your race time.  Campers will participate in track design collaboration, racing challenges, and racing prep. New track designs each day and winners take home a trophy. Campers will play on the water slide after the final race on Friday!
    Please note our cars are not for bashing, running into walls or other cars and remain the property of the camp. 
  • JUNE 12-16 Camp Brick - LEGO: Little Explorers Mad Science

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising Kindergarten
    • Instructor: Camp Brick
    • Cost: $225
    • Materials fee: $25 (for a kit taken home at the end of the week.)
    Explode, Explore, and discover “FIZZ”-ical and chemical reactions. Little learners will love this hands-on week of scientific discovery. Get messy and make whacky discoveries as we explore what it takes to make scientific discoveries. Campers will each receive their own Personalized Explorers Science Kit to keep at the end of the week. (Max 20 campers)
  • JUNE 12-16 Crafty Critters

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising Kindergarten - 1st
    • Instructor: Michelle Carney, DA & Sage Dining Staff
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $10
    Campers will love making animal themed crafts and snacks, frame-worthy art, and more! A variety of materials will be made available at the free build table for student directed creations. They will enjoy recess and water play in the prayer garden. This camp promises to be full of creative, wholesome fun! Crafts, games, and water slide on Friday!
  • JUNE 12-16 Camp Brick - LEGO: On Your Mark, Set, Build

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 1st - 4th
    • Instructor: Camp Brick
    • Cost: $225
    This camp is designed for the child who is already building LEGO® sets with instructions independently. Campers will choose from hundreds of themed sets from which to build. Themes such as Star Wars ™, CITY ™, Ninjago ™, CHIMA ™, Atlantis ™, Agents ™ and more. Campers will be seated by age group and will be encouraged to build independently as well as in small groups on larger projects such as the Death Star and The Taj Mahal. The Camp Brick staff will assist your child if needed and offer helpful building tips as your child builds and displays their creations. A few times during the week campers may enjoy some social games and contests for prizes.
  • JUNE 12-16 Food Science Camp

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 3rd - 7th
    • Instructor: Jennifer Smith, DA Faculty
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $125 (After May 31 $150)
    • Materials fee: $10
    Campers will enjoy creating edible science experiments such as rock candy, sourdough bread and butter, mini pizzas and more! Campers will love to mix, roll, bake. They will enjoy wholesome summer games and recess time while their baked goods are in the oven!  Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday! 
    *Our apologies but we can't make accommodations for dietary restrictions or allergies in this camp. Eggs, nuts and other allergens could be used in the recipes. If your child has a known food allergy this camp is not recommended. 
  • JUNE 12-16 Disney Camp

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 1st - 3rd 
    • Instructors: Stephanie Berry, DA Faculty
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125) 
    • Materials fee: $25
    **Campers will visit a different theme park each day and take a virtual field trip which includes the history of the park, virtual rides, snacks, and firework shows. Each student will create their own Magic Band for park entry. Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday! The daily park themes are:
     
    Day 1- Animal Kingdom
    Day 2- Epcot (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow)
    Day 3- Hollywood Studios
    Day 4- Magic Kingdom
    Day 5- Blizzard Beach/Typhoon Lagoo

    Please see registration page for more details.
  • JUNE 19-23 Camping & the Great Outdoors

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 1st & 2nd
    • Instructor: Jodi Stewart, DA Faculty
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $10
    Students will enjoy learning while exploring the theme of camping. Students will design and construct boats, tents, flashlights, and solar ovens. These challenges will engage students as they design, engineer, and test their creations. Students will go through the Engineering Process as they build and test their creations using various materials to construct it. Students will also get to sing songs and tell stories by a campfire, read in tents/ hammocks, and a variety of other camping related games, crafts, and activities. Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!
  • JUNE 19-23 Elementary Scrapbooking Camp

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 2nd - 4th
    • Instructor: Jaime Sanderson, DA Faculty
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $25
    Scrapbooking is an innovative and creative way to preserve cherished memories.  In this week-long camp, students can look forward to:
    • Learning to use various crafting tools.
    • Creating layouts that will highlight their pictures and tell a story. 
    • Training in the art of cropping photos, designing page layouts, using the Cricut machine...
    • Understanding how to pique interest and stir creativity by using embellishments, stickers, washi tape and more.  
    • Discovering the art of digital scrapbooking.
    • Scrapbooking Camp Projects include making: a mini photo album, 2 page layouts, a shadow box and a digital scrapbook slideshow. 
  • JUNE 19-23 MS Clay Camp

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 5th - 8th
    • Instructor: Julie Lee, DA Art Teacher
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $175 (After May 31 $200)
    • Materials fee: $15
    Middle School Clay Camp will focus on the hand building process, giving students the opportunity to use clay techniques to build a variety of pieces. Campers will explore pinch pot, coil, slab building and create a collective clay installation project to place in the prayer garden. Clay items created at camp will be available two weeks later due to the drying and firing processes. Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!
     
  • JUNE 19-23 Baker Bear

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 3rd - 8th
    • Instructor: Michelle Carney, DA Staff
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $15
    Campers will love to mix, roll, bake and decorate at the Baker Bear Camp! They will enjoy wholesome summer games and recess time while their baked goods are in the oven! Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!
    *Our apologies but we can't make accommodations for dietary restrictions or allergies in this camp. Eggs, nuts and other allergens could be used in the recipes. If your child has a known food allergy this camp is not recommended.
  • JUNE 19-23 Elementary Clay Camp

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 1st - 4th
    • Instructor: Julie Lee, DA Art Teacher
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $175 (After May 31 $200)
    • Materials fee: $25
    Elementary Clay Camp will focus on the hand building process, giving students the opportunity to use clay techniques to build a variety of pieces. Campers will explore pinch pot, coil, slab building and create a collective clay installation project to place in the prayer garden. Clay items created at camp will be available two weeks later due to the drying and firing processes. Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!  
     
  • JUNE 19-23 Cardboard Construction & Engineering

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 3rd - 7th 
    • Instructors: Haley Foreman, DA Staff 
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $10
    Children will enjoy this creative maker space by utilizing a variety of cardboard materials, colorful tape, and embellishments such as glitter, googly eyes and paint. We will connect the cardboard pieces with low-temp hot glue guns, tape and hinge techniques. Engineering challenges will be introduced each day such as bridges, towers, and tunnels.  Crafts, games, and a water slide on Friday!
  • JUNE 19-23 Imagination Science Station STEAM Camp

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 1st & 2nd 
    • Instructors: Jodi Stewart, DA Faculty 
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $10
    Soda bottle rockets, lemon volcanoes, flip bottle challenges are just a few of the ways that students will design, create, build, and play using everyday household items that will get students thinking, creating, and engineering all summer long! During this camp, students will do all the fun, messy projects they love, while still keeping your kitchens clean! Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday! 
  • JUNE 19-23 MS Scrapbooking Camp

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 5th - 8th
    • Instructor: Jaime Sanderson
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $25
    Scrapbooking is an innovative and creative way to preserve cherished memories.  In this week-long camp, students can look forward to:
    • Learning to use various crafting tools.
    • Creating layouts that will highlight their pictures and tell a story. 
    • Training in the art of cropping photos, designing page layouts, using the Cricut machine...
    • Understanding how to pique interest and stir creativity by using embellishments, stickers, washi tape and more.  
    • Discovering the art of digital scrapbooking.
    • Scrapbooking Camp Projects include making: a mini photo album, 2 page layouts, a shadow box and a digital scrapbook slideshow. 
  • JUNE 26-30 Messy Science

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 1st & 2nd
    • Instructor: Haley Foreman, DA Staff
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $10
    Come have a Ka-Booming time with Messy Science Camp. Campers will participate in lots of experiments that fly and are ooey-gooey such as elephant toothpaste, small rockets & safe chemical reactions. Campers will enjoy a variety of rain or shine hands-on activities, science crafts, goodies, and a water slide on Friday!
  • JUNE 26-30 Intro to Microsoft Office

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 6th - 12th
    • Instructor: Steve Cartier, DA Staff - IT
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    This camp is comprised of beginner level instruction for Microsoft Word and Excel.  
    MS Word topics will include the differences between MS Word versions, entering and formatting text, fonts, fonts colors, background colors, adding pictures and other objects, page layout, paragraph formatting, creating lists printing.
    MS Excel Instruction will include creating a worksheet, entering data, formatting cells, sorting data, numeric calculations, printing and more. 
  • JUNE 26-30 Strategy Gamer - Table & Board Games

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 2nd - 7th
    • Instructor: Joshua Leeke, DA Faculty
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    Show off your strategic thinking or come learn some new moves while playing a mixture of classic and new board games! Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!
  • JUNE 26-30 Elem STEAM Challenges Camp

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 3rd - 5th
    • Instructor: Traci Weaver, DA Faculty, Technology & STEAM
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $10
    Does your Elementary Student enjoy LEGOS? Want them to start thinking like an engineer? Then Elementary STEAM is for them. Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!
  • JUNE 26-30 MS STEAM Challenges Camp

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 5th - 7th
    • Instructor: Traci Weaver, DA Faculty Technology & STEAM
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $10
    Wiggle Bots, Electricity, Balloon Powered Cars, Oh My! Come join in the fun as we explore electricity, Art in Science, and race cars. Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!
  • JUNE 26-30 Coding Camp

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 2nd - 7th
    • Instructor: Joshua Leeke, DA Faculty
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    Come learn basic coding principles using coding activities from Code.org while growing your creativity and problem-solving skills. All materials needed will be provided by DA. Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!   
  • JUNE 26-30 Intro to Microsoft Windows 10 & 11

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 6th - 12th
    • Instructor: Steve Cartier, DA Staff - IT
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    Campers will be taught basic functions for version 10 & 11 of Windows as well as tips and techniques that will make doing their homework easier and more efficient.  They'll learn to navigate desktop functionality, locating and working with a variety of file types, adjusting settings and more.
  • JUNE 26-30 LEGO Builders STEAM Challenges

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising Kindergarten & 1st
    • Instructor: Lily Wilkerson, DA Staff & Class of 2021
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    Unwind with summertime Lego Builders, DA's LEGO enthusiast club.  A wide variety of LEGO kits are made available, or campers can choose to free build at the LEGOS-on-the-Loose table. Student and teacher-led STEAM engineering challenges start each day. Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!
  • JUNE 26-30 Adventures in Art

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising Kindergarten - 1st
    • Instructor: Michelle Carney, DA & Sage Dining Staff
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $10
    Adventures in Art Camp will explore a variety of art mediums and techniques. Campers will make their very own impressionist painting inspired by the prayer garden landscape. They will make creations from recycled materials. Little hands will be busy at the maker station where creative juices can flow during free-to-create time. Crafts, games, and water slide on Friday!
  • JUNE 26-30 Strategy - Board & Table Games

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 2nd - 5th
    • Instructor: Whitley Edwards, DA Staff
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $10
    Show off your strategic thinking or come learn some new moves while playing a mixture of classic and new board games! Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!
  • JULY 10-14 Zany Brainy Science STEAM Kids

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 1st - 3rd
    • Instructor: Tara Rust, DA Faculty Retired
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $125 (After May 31 $150)
    • Material Fee: $25
    Some of the coolest science and engineering projects you’ll ever do—including Fizz Bang Science, Rocket Engineering and STEAM snacks. Plus, each student receives a lab coat, safety glasses and a goodie bag of STEAM toys and activities. Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!
  • JULY 10-14 Junior Veterinary Camp

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 2nd - 6th
    • Instructor: Dr. Alice Emberton: Veterinarian and owner of Emberton House Call Veterinary Clinic has been serving the greater Nashville area with her mobile vet clinic for almost thirty years.
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $175 (After May 31 $200)
    • Materials Fee: $10
    We are proud to offer our amazing kid’s junior veterinary camp, designed for students who love their pet, or love animals, or may even want to consider a veterinary career someday. In this veterinary school camp, students will learn what it is like to be a veterinarian and all the many job options there are as a vet. The will role play being a doctor in a real veterinary clinic, and perform a nose to tail exam, learning what tools to use. They will learn the importance of X-rays, and play “Guess the x-ray.” Through hands on opportunities, they’ll learn basic skills in working with animals like animal husbandry, handline, and basic medical care. They’ll learn about dog and cat body language and how to safely approach them, with live animal experience. They will create a cat toy, and graduate camp with a t-shirt and a Junior Veterinary School diploma. Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!
    Note: If your child is allergic to cats and dogs then this camp is unfortunately not "fur" them. 

  • JULY 10-14 Computer Hardware Camp

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 6th - 12th
    • Instructor: Steve Cartier, DA Staff - IT
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials Fee: $10
    If your child asks, “How do computers work?” they will enjoy this camp.  It will include a short history of computers, an overview of computer processes, how to install Windows on a computer as well as hands-on time working inside a desktop computer.
  • JULY 10-14 Paint By Numbers Camp

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 1st - 3rd
    • Instructor: Whitley Edwards, DA Staff
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $10
    Paint by Number will explore a variety of abstract art mediums and techniques guided by numerical clues in the classroom and in the garden! Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!
     
  • JULY 10-14 Winnie the Pooh STEM Camp

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising Kindergarten - 1st
    • Instructor: Haley Foreman, DA Staff
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $10
    Come explore the One Hundred Acre woods and meet Pooh and all of his friends. We will focus on math and reading. Math & counting honey jars with honey snacks. Storytime and reading comprehension. Outdoor games with a water slide on Friday!
  • JULY 10-14 Zany Brainy STEAM Kids

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 4th - 7th
    • Instructor: Tara Rust, DA Faculty Retired
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $25
    Some of the coolest science and engineering projects you’ll ever do—including Fizz Bang Science, Rocket Engineering and STEAM snacks. Plus, each student receives a lab coat, safety glasses and a goodie bag of STEAM toys and activities. Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!
  • JULY 10-14 Mighty Builders

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising Kindergarten - 1st
    • Instructor: Michelle Carney, DA & Sage Dining Staff
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $10
    Does your child love to build? Mighty Builders Camp provides an age-appropriate student-directed makerspace for little hands and minds to build to their heart's content! Teacher-directed activities provide a structured time to learn basic STEM ideas. Crafts, games, and water slide on Friday!
  • JULY 10-14 Photography Camp

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 6th - 12th
    • Instructor: Steve Cartier, DA IT Staff
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Material Fee: $10
    Level 1 Photography Camp will learn the basics of how light works, framing, layout, cropping, and color adjustments. Design and build photo shoots for life events such as new baby, graduation, product sales and still life.  We will walk through a beginner cell phone course, perfect for the novice that does not yet have expensive, pro gear. Students need to bring their personal cell phones to camp. 
  • JULY 17-21 Ancient Civilization STEM Challenges

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 3rd - 6th
    • Instructor: Alanna Chapman, DA Faculty
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Material Fee: $10
    Go back in time to build a pyramid like the Egyptians, design a chariot like the Greeks, create an aqueduct like the Romans, and engineer ziplines on your own model of the Great Wall of China! Students will practice science, engineering, and measurement skills. Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday! 
     
  • JULY 17-21 Cubing: The Art & Science of Rubik's Cube

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 3rd - 8th
    • Instructor: Lily Wilkerson, DA Staff & Class of 2021
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $20
    All levels are invited to learn notation and algorithms to solve the infamous colorful cube. Speed mats and timers will be used for advanced players for friendly competitions. Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!
  • JULY 17-21 Paint by Numbers Camp

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising Kindergarten - 2nd
    • Instructor: Whitley Edwards, DA Staff
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $10
    Paint by Number will explore a variety of abstract art mediums and techniques guided by numerical clues in the classroom and in the garden! Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!
  • JULY 17-21 Baker Bear Camp

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising Kindergarten - 2nd
    • Instructor: Michelle Carney, DA & Sage Dining Staff
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $15
    Campers will love to mix, roll, bake and decorate at the Baker Bear Camp! They will enjoy wholesome summer games and recess time while their baked goods are in the oven! Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!   
    *Our apologies but we can't make accommodations for dietary restrictions or allergies in this camp. Eggs, nuts and other allergens could be used in the recipes. If your child has a known food allergy this camp is not recommended.
  • JULY 17-21 RC Car Camp

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 3rd - 7th
    • Instructor: Alice Vestal DA Staff & Aaron Vestal
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $200 (After May 31 $225)
    • Materials fee: $20
    Beginner and intermediate RC car enthusiasts will enjoy circuit and drag racing the Traxxas 1/16th Slash radio controlled car. Campers will learn the fundamentals of racing and speed secrets, tips and tricks to increase your race time.  Campers will participate in track design collaboration, racing challenges, and racing prep. New track designs each day and winners take home a trophy. Campers will play on the water slide after the final race on Friday!
    Please note our cars are not for bashing, running into walls or other cars and remain the property of the camp. 
  • JULY 17-21 Starbucks Barista

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 2nd - 4th
    • Instructor: Haley Foreman, DA Staff
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $20
    Campers will role play restaurant positions that help them learn life skills, measuring, counting, and customer service. The barista role will learn how to use measuring cups and spoons while making their own specialty drinks. The cashier role will take customer orders at the cash register and practice counting cash and change. Crafts, games, and water slide on Friday!
  • JULY 17-21 Adventures in Art

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 3rd - 4th
    • Instructor: TBD
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Materials fee: $10
    Adventures in Art Camp will explore a variety of art mediums and techniques. Campers will make their very own impressionist painting inspired by the prayer garden landscape. They will make creations from recycled materials. Little hands will be busy at the maker station where creative juices can flow during free-to-create time. Crafts, games, and water slide on Friday! 

Academic Readiness

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  • JUNE 5-JULY 21 Kindergarten Academic Readiness Camp

    • Mon - Fri.  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
      • Week 1 June 5-9
      • Week 2 June 12-16
      • Week 3 June 19-23
      • Week 4 June 26-30
      • Week 5 July 10-14
      • Week 6 July 17-21
    • Grades: Rising Kindergarten
    • Instructor: Brenda Hartman, DA Staff
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $120/week (After May 31 $145/week)
    • Material Fee: $10
    New content each week! Our weekly Kindergarten Readiness Camp is a 5-day "fun-filled adventure" where campers will learn the following essential Kindergarten skills:
    • Letter & Sound Recognition
    • Phonics Skills (rhyming, clapping out syllables, tapping out sounds in words, etc.)
    • Letter Formation
    • Story Time
    • Number Recognition
    • Number Sense & Counting Skills
    • Following Directions & Classroom Routines
    In addition to academic preparations, rising kindergarteners will enjoy crafts, recess, and water play in the prayer garden! Children will have a great time in a structured daily schedule while gaining valuable academic skills. 
     
  • JUNE 19-23 Storytime - The Love of Reading

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising Kindergarten
    • Instructor: Judy Wilson, DA Staff
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Material Fee: $10
    We want your child to love to read! Good reading skills are so important for success in school, from elementary through college. Students will participate in enrichment activities that will be beneficial as well as enjoyable and enjoy the water slide on Friday!
     
  • JUNE 19-23 Adventures in Children's Literature

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 1st - 3rd
    • Instructor: Whitley Edwards, DA Staff
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $100 (After May 31 $125)
    • Material Fee: $10
    We want your child to love to read! Good reading skills are so important for success in school, from elementary through college. Students will participate in enrichment activities that will be beneficial as well as enjoyable and enjoy the water slide on Friday!
  • JUNE 26-30 1st Grade Academic Readiness Camp

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 1st
    • Instructors: Sandy Brown, DA Faculty - B.S. Lipscomb University & Master's Vanderbilt University
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $175 (After May 31 $200)
    • Material Fee: $10
    Campers will "scoop up" the following summer readiness skills that will prepare them for their upcoming school year:
    • Phonics Skills (blending & segmenting words, syllabicating target words, long vowel spelling patterns)
    • Reading Groups (teacher-led small group & skill specific reading center activities)
    • Letter Formation & Writing Skills
    • Grade Level Math Skills (math facts, addition, subtraction, even/odd, ><=, time & money, word problems.)
    Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday! 
  • JUNE 26-30 2nd Grade Academic Readiness Camp

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 2nd
    • Instructor: Sandy Brown, DA Faculty 
      B.S. Lipscomb University & Master's Vanderbilt University
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $175 (After May 31 $200)
    • Material Fee: $10
    Campers will "scoop up" the following summer readiness skills that will prepare them for their upcoming school year:
    • Phonics Skills (blending & segmenting words, syllabicating target words, long vowel spelling patterns)
    • Reading Groups (teacher-led small group & skill specific reading center activities)
    • Letter Formation & Writing Skills
    • Grade Level Math Skills (math facts, addition, subtraction, even/odd, ><=, time & money, word problems.)
    Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!
  • JULY 10-14 1st Grade Academic Readiness Camp

    • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 1st
    • Instructor: Sandy Brown, DA Faculty 
      B.S. Lipscomb University & Master's Vanderbilt University
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $175 (After May 31 $200)
    • Material Fee: $10
    Campers will "dive deep" into the following summer readiness skills that will prepare them for their upcoming school year:
    • Reading Comprehension Skills (visualizing, inferencing, main idea, key details, cause/effect)
    • Reading Fluency (teacher-led small group & word work centers)
    • Grammar Skills
    • Spelling
    • Writing
    • Grade Level Math Skills (multiplication facts, place value, rounding, estimation, fractions, word problems)
    Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!
  • JULY 10-14 2nd Grade Academic Readiness Camp

    • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Grades: Rising 2nd
    • Instructor: Sandy Brown, DA Faculty 
      B.S. Lipscomb University & Master's Vanderbilt University
    • Cost: Early Bird Price $175 (After May 31 $200)
    • Material Fee: $10
    Campers will "dive deep" into the following summer readiness skills that will prepare them for their upcoming school year:
    • Reading Comprehension Skills (visualizing, inferencing, main idea, key details, cause/effect)
    • Reading Fluency (teacher-led small group & word work centers)
    • Grammar Skills
    • Spelling
    • Writing
    • Grade Level Math Skills (multiplication facts, place value, rounding, estimation, fractions, word problems)
    Campers will have the option to enjoy the water slide on Friday!

Pre-K4 DAy Camp

  • Grades: Rising PreK4 (Must be fully potty-trained) 12 seats available
  • Instructors: Susan Ziegler/Penny Moro/Alisa Edwards
  • Cost: Early Bird Price $200/week (After May 31 $225/week)
  • Material Fee: $20/week
  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Dates & Weekly Themes:
June 5-9 (Where the Wild Things Are)
June 12-16 (Read with Me)
June 19-23 (Zoo Animals)
June 26-June 30 (Lost in Space)
July 10-14 (Hawaiian Hullabaloo Beach)
July 17-21 (Jurassic Park)
Rising PreK4 Day Camp provides a safe, structured environment for our youngest campers. Campers will enjoy arts, academics, water play and wholesome summer fun, all centered around weekly themes. 

*Before and aftercare are available for an additional fee.