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Summer 2020 Specialty Camps

Tags:  jcaballero@heathwood.org

 Camps are Listed in Alphabetical Order

 

 

Action, Cheer & Tumble (“A.C.T.”) Camp

Grades Kindergarten to 8                                                                                                          $170

Week 1 (Monday through Thursday, Only)*                                                           9AM – 12PM

This popular camp will focus on the tumbling aspect of cheer-leading in a fun, safe environment. Whether you are getting ready to try out for cheer -leading or simply want to master a certain skill, this camp is right for you! All levels, from beginners to the more advanced tumbler, are encouraged to attend. Campers will be divided according to their skill level in order to ensure maximum learning opportunities.

*OPTION for a ONE DAY CAMP Friday will be offered, details forthcoming.

 

All Things American Girl, Jr.

Grades Kindergarten to 3                                                                                                          $185

Week 1                                                                                                                         9AM – 12PM

Pack your favorite doll and join us for a week of American Girl fun! From crafts to games and plenty of stories- we will spend the week exploring the world of American Girl Dolls and using our imaginations. This camp is specifically designed for students Kindergarten through Third Grade. Instructor: Mira Howard

 

Art Around the World

Grades Kindergarten to 3                                                                                                          $150

Week 2                                                                                                                         9AM – 12PM

Week 3                                                                                                                            1PM – 4PM

Join Carla Moore, a Montessori teacher from Brockman Elementary School, for a look through the eyes of an artist! Campers will experience a true global celebration and learn about famous artists and styles of art that are unique to countries on each continent. Test out different techniques, and build a world-class portfolio of original masterpieces! Supplies will be provided

 

Around the World in 5 Days

Grades 2-4                                                                                                                                 $175

Week 3                                                                                                                         9AM – 12PM

Ever wonder what life is like for children in other parts of the world? What games do they play? How do they celebrate holidays? What types of snacks do they  eat? We will explore cultures from Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. A great way to expand your child’s global perspective!   Instructor: Mira Howard

 

Art History Detectives

Grades 2 to 4                                                                                                                               $180

Week 5                                                                                                                         9AM – 12PM​

Grab your paint brush and put on your detective’s hat... we’re going back in time to learn about great artists and important periods of Art History. After we’ve uncovered clues about how and why artists created their masterpieces, we’ll create our own art in their style!  Instructor: Mira Howard

 

Baseball Camp

Grades 2 to 7                                                                                                                              $200

Week 1                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Enjoy a fun filled week of baseball instruction with Brian Buscher, Joey Pancake and other former college baseball players. Each camper (girl or boy) will get individual and group instruction daily through drills and games. Each player will be taught the fundamentals of throwing, catching, fielding, hitting and base-running! Camper will also be given a Camp t-shirt. ***Please come dressed in baseball practice attire. Cleats, bats, gloves and helmets. Friday will include a sliding session in bathing suits .***

 

Beltline Bookworms

Grades 5 to 8                                                                                                                              $150

Week 4                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Books make summer better! This camp is all about allowing students a few hours each day for reading, writing and reflection. Students will have the chance to knock out some of their summer reading requirements while discussing and analyzing the works with their peers. Conversations about their novels will help with recall and building their literary community while creating and presenting book critiques will help students practice sharing and thinking critically about fictional plots. Additionally, students will also enjoy exploring short stories and graphic novels as well as listening to appropriate middle school read alouds.   Instructor: Lynn Cooper

 

Boys and Books

Grades 2 to 4                                                                                                                              $150 Week 4                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Monsters, dinosaurs, trucks, trains, and animals—what does your little guy like to read about? The best way to get better at reading is to practice, so each day, we’ll read and talk about lots of books! We will also do a little writing and art and have plenty of playtime to burn off extra energy! Emily Hodges is a Heathwood middle school English teacher and mother of two boys. During this camp, she will get to know your budding reader and select books that are interesting and appropriate for them.

 

Boys Basketball

Grades 3 to 8                                                                                                                              $150

Week 2                                                                                                                         9AM – 12PM​

Do you want to improve your basketball fundamentals? Defense, rebounding, ball-handling, passing and shooting will all be covered during this camp. Heathwood basketball coach and Athletic Director Jeff Whalen will expand your understanding of the game via half-court and full-court situations.

 

Boys Lacrosse

Grades 5 to 10                                                                                                                           $200

Week 1                                                                                                                         9AM – 12PM​

Heathwood Lacrosse Coach Landon Nott will be hosting the 2019 Summer Lacrosse camp with the help of Penn State attackman Joe White, Washington and Lee midfielder and face off specialist Jed Londrey, and South Carolina Club Lacrosse defender Andrew Cooke. Youth and High school players will learn and improve fundamentals, skills, strategies and techniques. All experience levels are welcome. Players will be grouped according to age, size and playing experience. Our curriculum will be carefully crafted to challenge players of all levels. Full gear required: helmet, stick, arm & shoulder pads, cleats, gloves and mouth guard.

Joe White, Penn State, Attackman: A five-year member of the Collegiate School lacrosse team finishing as the all-time leader in goals (244), assists (181) and points (425) and sits atop each category in Virginia state history. All-State every year and was named All-Metro Player of the Year in 2017 and 2018, VISAA All-State, First Team All-Prep, Prep League Player of the Year, First Team All-America.

Jed Londrey, Washington and Lee, Midfield: Played three years of varsity lacrosse at the Collegiate School, served as a captain as a senior. 3 Year the all-prep, All-State as a junior and senior, and All-Metro and Academic All-American as a senior. Broke the program's season and career records for ground balls.

Andrew Cooke, University of South Carolina, Defense: Played three years of varsity lacrosse at the Collegiate School, named second team All-Metro and second team All-State and All-Prep senior year for lacrosse.

 

Co-Ed Basketball

Grades 2 to 7                                                                                                                              $150

Week 6                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

 

Under the leadership of Heathwood's Varsity Girls' Basketball Head Coach Rich Edwards and some of his varsity players, the campers will have lots of fun improving their fundamental skills such as shooting, passing, dribbling, and defense while learning valuable lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship.  Using many different types of games and contests, campers will test their skills each day.

 

CODE IT (More than Coding)
Grades 3 to 5                                                                                                                              $200

Weeks 4 & 5                                                                                                               9AM – 12PM

Does your student love navigating how things work on a computer? CODEMOJI's computer science programs is for 3rd-5th graders and our mission is simple: teach students to enjoy all things related to coding and the web while building problem solving and creative thinking skills. Our staff of educators deliver clear, entertaining instruction to ensure students have fun while learning complex coding skills using popularized emojis that represent HTML text, which lowers the barriers to new coders and increases their excitement and understanding of computer science. Students build animations, websites, and video games; explore multiple coding languages; program robots; create STEM-based projects both on and off line; and are encouraged to share their projects when they get home. Students also work with interactive circuit boards to understand the basics of currents and work with their teacher to build a handful of fun hands on projects. Instructor: Livio Bolzon

 

Crazy for Cookies

Grades Kindergarten to 4                                                                                                          $150

Week 2                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

Do you love cookies?  Come and make some fun and yummy cookies.  Each day we will make a new type of cookie and at the end of the week, you will make your own specialty cookie.  Instructor:  Michelle Kunz

 

Critter Camp

Grades Kindergarten to 4                                                                                                          $150

Week 3                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

Critters, critters everywhere: in the air, on the land, in the water, and underground! Come ready to learn about the different critters that live all around us in the hands-on week of adventurous learning. Master Naturalist and Lower School science teacher Natalie Ashenfelter, her therapy dog, Lacey, and third grade teacher Kim Bain will be your guides in searching high and low for critters during camp. We'll examine what we find and learn more about the habits, habitats and care of the critters around us. Students will expand knowledge about critters: insects, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and birds through activities, speakers, animal shows, and crafts.

 

Dino Discovery

Grades EC3 to Kindergarten                                                                                                      $150

Week 7                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

Do you know which dinosaur was nicknamed "long neck?" Do you know which dinosaur had the biggest head? Join us for a colossal journey into the world of dinosaurs. Build a dinosaur replica and have an archaeological dig just like a real paleontologist. In Dino Discovery, you will have a swamp stomping good time! Brought to you by nationally-acclaimed learning organization, Little Scholars.

 

Dinosaur Camp

Grades Kindergarten to 2                                                                                                          $150

Week 1                                                                                                                          9AM - 12PM​

Dig for dinosaur bones, learn how to spot a dinosaur, find out where the dinosaurs live, follow dinosaur footprints, play games, and do art projects.  Dinosaur camp is the place to be for young paleontologists.  Instructor:  Natalie Ashenfelter & her therapy dog, Lacey

 

The Escape Classroom

Grades 5 to 8                                                                                                                              $175

Week 3                                                                                                                            1PM – 4PM

Can you escape from Mr. Spires' classroom? Using various clues, technology, and old fashioned gut instincts, students will be challenged to escape classroom 363. Each day will present new puzzles and challenges for the group to solve. New themes and different formats will test even the best groups. This is a fun way to help build critical thinking, team work, and time management skills.

 

Fairytale Frenzy

Grades Kindergarten to 3                                                                                                         $150

Week 4                                                                                                                         9AM - 12PM​

Come join us for a summer full of fun with fairytales! We will read several fairytales, role-play, make crafts, and have a ball! Using the story Cinderella, campers can go on a glass slipper hunt, learn to ballroom dance, and make small pumpkins into carriages. Campers can follow the footsteps of Hansel and Gretel by following breadcrumbs to a shack. With Jack in the Beanstalk, campers can go for a variety of hunts to look for magic beans, gold coins, and more. It will be truly magical!   Instructor:  Brooke Whiteman

 

Field, Streams & Forest Friends

Grades EC3 to Kindergarten                                                                                                     $150

Week 3                                                                                                                         9AM - 12PM​

Is your child fascinated by animals that burrow in the dirt, live in the pond, or hide in the forest? Early Childhood teacher Molly Roddey will lead young campers in exploring Heathwood's many habitats. Children will learn the body parts of bugs and how insects are different from spiders. They will decorate a critter cage for insects that live on the land such as beetles, caterpillars, and grasshoppers, and create an ant farm to observe these special creatures. Campers will have the opportunity to experience our very own Observational Beehive and view these important pollinators hard at work! 

 

Finding the Balance of Middle School

Grades 5 to 8                                                                                                                              $185

Week 7                                                                                                                             1PM - 4PM

Life is all about balance.  You love to play Fortnite or Roblox.  You can’t get enough of Snapchat or Instagram.  Your parents however are always hounding you about your grades.  What is a student to do?  If this sounds familiar, this camp is for you.  We will work on finding the balance in middle school.  We will spend much of the day learning study and organizational skills, as well as working on your Math and English summer work.  The rest of the day will then be spent enjoying a plugged-in paradise, with the screen activity of your choice.  We will learn that working hard deserves a reward.  It’s all about balance! If you want to get a jump start on your summer work, learn to study more efficiently, and have some fun, please join us.  This camp will hopefully result in an easier school year next fall, allowing you to have more free time to do the things you love.  All study materials will be provided, but bring your iPad for plugged in time.  Instructor:  Michelle Dillman

 

Five-Paragraph Essay Writing

Grades 8 to 12                                                                                                                           $165

Week 4                                                                                                                            1PM – 4PM

In this course, students will learn how to improve their writing skills for the essential form of writing in high school and college, the five-paragraph essay. When it comes to writing essays in high school and college, we all need a place to start. Think of the five-paragraph essay as just that. Some students may find this to be a simple process, while others may spend a greater amount of time understanding this fundamental building block of high school and college writing. The core elements of the essay, the thesis, the body, and the conclusion, will all be at the center of this camp. Students will learn the best strategies and skills essential to becoming successful essay writer and how to adapt the five-paragraph essay in longer, more in-depth, papers and essays. Students will learn the ins and outs of the basic form of essays in high school and college, the five-paragraph essay. Students will learn the best strategies and skills in essay writing. Students will also learn how to approach the core elements of an essay, the thesis, the body, and the conclusion.  Instructor:  Brice Spires

 

Flag Football Camp                                                                                                             

Grades 2 to 7                                                                                                                              $150

Week 5                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

Have fun learning the fundamentals of the great game of football with Heathwood Head Football Coach, Danny Lewis!  Flag football is a great co-ed, team sport option. The camp offers both boys and girls the opportunity to play, work and have fun with a group, and teaches them healthy competition and sportsmanship.  Teamwork is a big aspect of flag football as players learn how important it is to collaborate with their teammates and work towards a common goal.  Camp attire:  Campers should wear a t-shirt, athletic shorts, closed toe shoes & socks, and apply sunscreen before camp each day. Hat & extra sunscreen are recommended. 

 

Flow into Fifth

Grades 5                                                                                                                                     $175

Week 6                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

Flow from fourth… right into fifth! Rising 5th graders from Heathwood will be introduced to the 5th grade area in the middle school building, learn about expectations and procedures, and get a sneak-peek at grade level and school-wide activities for the coming year. Attention to writing and reading will be a key feature of this class to equip students with all the tools they need to be successful in Middle School. Students may also focus on summer reading responses.  Instructor:  Lynn Cooper, 5th grade English teacher and team leader.

 

Foundations for Freshman Year

Grades 9                                                                                                                                     $250

Weeks 5 and 6                                                                                                             9AM – 12PM​

The freshman year is a challenging one for many students, and those who begin ninth-grade English with a strong foundation are much more likely to succeed.  This course is designed to strengthen the skills and study strategies necessary to succeed in 9th-grade Composition and Literature and should be especially helpful for students who have experienced difficulty with reading or writing assignments in the past and for those who are reluctant to read or who feel intimidated by their summer reading assignment.  We will spend about half of our class time reading and will try to finish reading and discussing at least one of the two assigned summer reading books. We will devote the rest of our time to developing skills and strategies for reading, writing, vocabulary study, and organization.  (Note: This course is designed to last two weeks, but it is possible to sign up for only one of the two weeks.) Instructor: James Hane

 

Future Master Chess Camp

Grades 1 to 10                                                                                                                            $200

Weeks 1, 5 & 7                                                                                                             9AM - 12PM​

Chess is the ideal game for the young mind! First and foremost, chess is fun! Secondly, chess helps improve critical thinking, perseverance, concentration, and increases self-confidence. Campers will receive personalized feedback and instruction suited to their level. Some highlights of this camp will be group problem solving, playing “guess the move”, and competing in a camp tournament.  Instructor: Sam Copeland

 

Future-Preneurs

Grades 5 to 8                                                                                                                              $150

Week 6                                                                                                                            1PM – 4PM

Are you a natural born leader? Do you want to experience the thrills of creating a 'company'? Don't miss out on this camp where you will create and sell handmade products at the Sale-A-Thon. This camp will dabble in the world of stocks and current events as they relate to businesses. Brought to you by nationally-acclaimed learning organization, Little Scholars.

 

Game Time

Grades Kindergarten to 2                                                                                                          $150

Week 3                                                                                                                         9AM – 12PM​

Does your child love to play games? Join us for a week full of fun while brushing up on math skills, problem solving, and team building. We plan on playing indoor and outdoor games. We will try to introduce new games while playing some of our old favorites.  Instructor: Anna Schafer

 

Geography of the Bible (Course Credit)

Grades 9 to 12                                                                                                                            $400

Week 1                                                                                                                            1PM – 4PM

In this course, students will go in-depth on the geographic locations mentioned in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. This course will look into the known historical events in and around those locations at the time and how they correlate with the events detailed in the Bible. This will include political, social, and military conflicts in these areas around the given times of the Biblical events. Students will be given historical points of reference to such events as the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt, Kings David and Solomon, and the various locations mentioned during the life of Christ. This course will serve as a religion or social studies credit for Heathwood students. Required Text:  Holman Bible Atlas, Thomas V. Brisco. ISBN: 978-0805497601.  Instructor: Brice Spires.

 

Girls’ & Boys’ Volleyball Skills Camp

Grades 5 to 8                                                                                                                              $150

Week 1                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

Come enjoy a fun week of volleyball with Coach Stefani Koelbel and the Highlander Volleyball Team. Campers will review the fundamentals of volleyball along with learning how to play the game, through fun games and skill training.           

 

Girls’ Basketball

Grades 3 to 7                                                                                                                              $150

Week 5                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

Under the guidance of Heathwood's Varsity Girls' Basketball Head Coach, Rich Edwards, and some of the varsity players, the girls will have lots of fun improving their fundamental skills such as shooting, passing, dribbling, and defense while learning valuable lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship.  Using many different types of games and contests, campers will test their skills each day in order to be more empowered and confident. 

 

Grammar Gurus

Grades 6 to 9                                                                                                                              $150

Week 7                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Students will spend the week learning and practicing proper punctuation, and they will explore the power of word groups in writing. Students can expect to explore their own writing styles. How can my writing become less redundant? What tools do authors use to bring their imagery to life for readers? How can a few words, like an absolute phrase, add to the tone of a writing piece? Students will learn, drill, and create through the week. We will also revise any summer reading reflection pieces students have drafted before arriving, taking that task off of the family to-do-list!

 

Greatest Conspiracies of History

Grades 5 to 10                                                                                                                            $150

Week 4                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

What really happened to Elvis? How many shooters were on the grassy knoll? What really is in Area 51? Come join Mr. Spires on a quest to find the answers to these burning questions, among many others. Students will hone their critical thinking and research skills during this camp, all while staying out of the heat!

 

Heart & Sole

Grades 5 to 12                                                                                                                            $100

Week 2                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

Heart & Sole running camp for girls will provide an opportunity for girls of all abilities to learn the components of effective running (sprints, middle distance, and long distance). The camp will focus on the physical, mental, and social aspects of running and will cater to both beginners  as well as competitive high school runners.

 

How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

Grades 5 to 8                                                                                                                              $175

Week 2                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

Join Mr. Spires for the week to learn the skills you need to survive the zombie apocalypse! Learn how to identify safe things to eat, how to build a shelter, how to recognize dangerous plants and animals, and how those pesky zombies. Students will learn all the survival skills they need from an urban setting to the deep woods.

 

Introduction to Twos

Grade EC2                                                                                                                                 $300

Weeks 6 & 7                                                                                                                  9AM – 4PM

Come have a sneak peek into the terrific time the 2s have at Heathwood! Enjoy centers, storytelling,snack,outdoor time and more. We will support a positive potty-training process to get ready for the new school year. Instructor: Molly Roddey

 

Inventor’s Camp

Grades 1 to 4                                                                                                                              $400

Week 2                                                                                                                           9AM – 4PM

Have fun using your imagination and engineering skills!  Campers will be designing, testing and building using creative problem solving & STEM applications.  This camp will build their confidence as they use innovation skills to create their inventions! Instructor: Natalie Ashenfelter

                      

The Keys to Meaning: Using Mythology and Psychology to “Read” Movies

Grades 9 to 12                                                                                                                            $215

Week 6                                                                                                                            1PM – 4PM

A quality movie can offer the moviegoer many layers of meaning to dig into. In this course, we will use Karl Jung’s “individuation process” and Joseph Campbell’s cycle of the hero’s adventure as keys to unlocking the meaning of a few good movies.  We will watch and discuss Spirited Away; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; one of the Harry Potter movies, and selections from The Matrix (with scenes of violence omitted).  Instructor: James Hane

 

Kid Coding

Grades 1 to 2                                                                                                                              $200

Week 5                                                                                                                            1PM – 4PM

Your rising first or second grader will learn the basics of coding and computer science as they are immersed in STEM activities. Students will collaborate to program robots to complete tasks, work with emojis as they dive into the Codemoji platform, and participate in offline unplugged coding activities and games. Throughout the program students will design a website and learn to utilize their newly acquired coding skills to advance through interactive lessons. The Codemoji Coder program will challenge your student as they advance through HTML, CS, and JS coding basics and will promote the desire to continue their coding learning outside of the classroom.

 

Kindergarten Sneak Peek

Grade Kindergarten                                                                                                                    $150

Week 6                                                                                                                         9AM – 12PM

Come have some fun with Mrs. Schafer and Mrs. Stevenson! Campers will get a special peek into all the fun that happens when you become a kindergartner. We’ll play games, act out stories, make play-doh, tinker, experiment, and explore our classroom centers. Also, students will help to make the August calendar for all of their incoming classmates, and will become familiar with the some of the routines of our day - including math and reading games!

 

Ladies and Literature

Grades 2 to 4                                                                                                                              $150 Week 2                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Does your daughter love to read? Does your daughter fight reading? This camp is for everyone! Each day, we’ll read and talk about lots of books! We will also do a little cooking, writing, art, and maybe even some dress up!  Emily Hodges is a Heathwood middle school English teacher and mother of two boys. During this camp, she will get to know your budding reader and select books that are interesting and appropriate for them.

 

Learn. Code. Build.

Grades 6 to 8                                                                                                                              $200 Week 4                                                                                                                            1PM – 4PM

If your older student loves all things related to games, computers, and the web LEARN. CODE. BUILD! is the program for them! Students will learn how to build a open-ended projects during this coding program for created for 6th-8th graders. Covered first in this class are programming terms, wireframing, HTML, CSS, JavaScript basics. During the latter part of the program students' knowledge is put to the test as they each build a project! Plus, we'll provide follow-up instructions for participants (and parents) so they can continue learning and improving their website, and apps at home. Students will also learn how to program robots and more this is more than just a coding camp on computers. Instructor: Livio Bolzon

 

Magnificent World of Mo Willems

Grades 1 to 4                                                                                                                              $150

Week 3                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

This camp will focus on all the well-loved Mo Willems characters: Elephant, Piggy, Pigeon, etc. We will read books, draw, play games, write our own stories and create plays. Our daily special snacks will be based on the beloved author of "Knuffle Bunny", "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" and "I Love My New Toy".

 

Master Chess Camp

Grades 4 to 8                                                                                                                              $200

Weeks 1, 5 & 7                                                                                                               1PM – 4PM

Students will learn advanced chess problem-solving skills and strategies and will receive personalized instruction to help them reach the next level. The advanced chess camp is an intensive (and fun!) opportunity for the top young chess players in S.C. to hone their growing skills as top SC players. For the advanced camp, students should have prior tournament experience. If you aren’t sure if the advanced camp is right for your child, please contact Instructor: Sam Copeland (strategerycg@gmail.com)

 

Mateys and Mermaids

Grades EC4 to Kindergarten                                                                                                      $150

Week 4                                                                                                                            1PM – 4PM

Ahoy there! The ocean is calling your name! Dive in with us as we sneak a peek into the world below. We will discover the hidden treasures of the sea through enchanting hands on activities, music, arts, and social skills. Don't be shark bait and miss the adventure! Brought to you by nationally-acclaimed learning organization, Little Scholars.

 

Mindful Fitness Club

Grades 1 to 4                                                                                                                               $150

Week 7                                                                                                                         9AM – 12PM

Need a little mindful exercise in our life? Get moving as fast as you can for a camp full of fitness, fun, and mindfulness! We will play games, have spirited team challenges and participate in activities to create a mindful state. Participants will receive daily mindfulness badges. Brought to you by nationally-acclaimed learning organization, Little Scholars.

 

Money Matters

Grades 6 to 12                                                                                                                             $175

Week 3                                                                                                                            1PM – 4PM

How much should I save? How much should I spend? How can I earn money?  Answer these questions and more in this camp focusing on smart money management.  We will explore the cost of modern living, learn about wages for different careers, discuss money goals, and even work on a resume!  Whether you are earning your own money already or just planning what to do with your allowance, you will be better prepared to make smart money choices after taking this camp!  Instructor:  Jennifer Falvey

 

Mrs. Frannie’s Art from the Heart

Grades EC3 to Kindergarten                                                                                                      $150

Week 5                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Art from the Heart is a wonderful introduction to many different mediums of art for children.  Join Mrs. Frannie Chamblin for a fun week of arts & crafts as well as special snacks that they will make each day to go with the theme.  Your child will create keepsakes that will be treasured forever!

 

Multi-Sports Camp

Grades 1 to 6                                                                                                                              $200

Week 6                                                                                                                            1PM – 4PM

Our Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes (girls and boys) to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 3 -4 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (3 or 4) sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self- discipline. Campers will be provided all necessary equipment and are asked to come in tennis shoes.

 

Music Makers

Grades EC4 to 3                                                                                                                        $150

Week 6                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Join Michelle Kunz, a current Heathwood teacher, as we make instruments and sing fun songs. We'll explore different styles of music and go home with our own instruments! Music is a great way to learn and have fun!

 

Mystical Creature Adventures

Grades 3 to 6                                                                                                                              $150

Week 5                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

Lochness Monster, Big Foot, Greek Gods, and mystical creatures...did we get your attention? We are going to fill your days with discoveries about these legendary creatures. Not only will you have fun, but you will broaden your creative mind and gain critical reasoning skills. This is one adventure you will not want to miss!  Brought to you by nationally-acclaimed learning organization, Little Scholars.

 

Painting with Pizazz

Grades Kindergarten to 4                                                                                                          $150

Week 6                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Come and make beautiful works of art with a variety of paints.  Explore the fun and creativity of painting. Instructor: Michelle Kunz

 

Peace Baby

Grades K-2nd                                                                                                                             $150

Week 2                                                                                                                            1PM – 4PM

Week 3                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Montessori teacher Carla Moore will guide students through the path to becoming a peacemaker using hands-on and engaging activities. Campers will learn about peacekeepers around the globe, explore feelings and conflict resolution skills using read aloud books, songs, yoga, art, role playing, and structured play. Students will make and take home projects each day. Supplies included.

 

Philosophy – Online Credit Course

Grades 11-12                                                                                                                             $400 June 8 to July 31                                                                                                                     Online

          This course begins with a look at Socrates and asks similar questions of 6 famous philosophers who thought that philosophy was for everyone, and not just university professors and students.  We will ask Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche a series of questions, beginning with "is there really such a thing as happiness, and if so how do we acquire it?"  We will also take a look at what it might mean to be "good" and delve into how one might weather the headwinds of life.   The course's work will consist of readings from three books, a number of videos, and occasional group discussions via the world wide web.  There will be 8 assigned essays that will be used as assessments.  Thoughtful and thorough are your bywords to success.

  • Simon Blackburn, "Being Good" Oxford Press, 0-19-285377-5
  • Alain de Botton, The Consolations of Philosophy, 9780679779179
  • Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 9781503280465
  • Any edition, e-book, etc will suffice.

Course instructor Bill Russell worked in four independent schools for 25 years and also taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  This is his 11th year offering online classes.

 

PlayPower Explorers Camp: Gym Explorers

EC2 to EC4                                                                                                                                $169

Week 6                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Are you looking for a camp that offers a little bit of everything for your little one? You've found it! In Gym Explorers Camp, we'll have fun with motor development, music, sports, art, science fun and more!  Each day will be a different adventure! Come Explore! Led by Melanie Slattery and team.

 

PlayPower Explorers Camp: Melody Makers

EC2 to EC4                                                                                                                                $169

Week 5                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Join us this week for a magical musical adventure!  We’ll become rock stars singing into our monster microphones, playing our dinosaur stomping drums, zaney xylophones, groovy guiros and more!  Musical stylings from Reggae to Rhythm & Blues will have your little ones Rocking Out all week long! Led by Melanie Slattery and team.

 

PlayPower Explorers Camp: Playful Picasso Part 1

Grades EC2 to EC4                                                                                                                   $179

Week 2                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

This week join us for an Art Adventure!  We’ll explore our inner Monet as we introduce different Art Mediums such as Oil Pastels (aka “creamy crayons”), Collage Art, Sharpie Fun, and more. Each day’s Art will be based upon our imaginative theme of the day! For example, on Under the Sea Day, we will create an underwater seascape!  Time to get messy and discover our Playful Picasso! Led by Melanie Slattery and team.

 

PlayPower Explorers Camp: Playful Picasso Part 2

Grades EC2 to EC4                                                                                                                   $179

Week 7                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

Join us this week for an art adventure! This week in Playful Picasso Camp, we will explore the Art Masters and our art work will be inspired by the greats: Kandinsky's Circles, Klee's Cat, VanGogh's Starry Night, Jackson Pollock's Mural and more! Come paint, draw, sculpt and create with us!

 

PlayPower Explorers Camp: Super Sports

Grades EC2 to EC4                                                                                                                   $169

Week 3                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

In PlayPower Sports Skills, we will learn about different sports using our favorite fun themes! Sharks & Minnows Football, Pirate Soccer, Bug Catcher Lacrosse and Beach Fun Volleyball are just a few of the Sports Adventures that we will go on!  Learning sports skills through imaginary play is the perfect way to introduce your little one to the wide world of sports!  Led by Melanie Slattery and team.

 

PlayPower Explorers Camp: Tumbling Tots

Grades EC2 to EC4                                                                                                                  $169

Week 1                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

Join us this week for a Tumbling Tots adventure that incorporates tumbling skills with our favorite imaginative play themes! We will Tumble with Trolls, Flip with our friends from Frozen, Jump in the Jungle, do Spider-Man Handstands, Walk the Plank with Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and more!  Come tumble and play the PlayPower way! Led by Melanie Slattery and team.

 

Poets with Painters

Grades 5 to 8                                                                                                                             $150

Week 3                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

During this camp, students will read and write various forms of poetry. Each day, students will be introduced to famous poets, such as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, and Mary Oliver, just to name a few.  Students will also learn about celebrated painters and their masterpieces though mini-lessons, finding inspiration for their own original poems through fun exposure to the works of artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo, and Georgia O'Keefe. What might a painting say to your young poet? Let's find out! Instructor: Lynn Cooper

 

Prepping for Algebra

Grades 7 to 9                                                                                                                              $150

Week 7                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

Do you have a child who is getting ready to take Algebra for the first time? Summer is the time to enhance their math skills. Prepping for Algebra is the perfect camp to review all pre-algebra skills, as well as computational skills. Middle School teacher, Liza Johnson, will help your child build the foundation they need to be "prepped" for Algebra.         

 

Prepping for Middle School Math

Grades 5 & 6                                                                                                                              $150

Week 6                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Fractions, decimals, and computation, OH MY! Summer is the perfect time to review the math skills needed to be successful in Middle School. Heathwood Middle School teacher, Liza Johnson, will help your child build the foundation needed to be ready for math during the middle years. All campers need to bring is a sharpened pencil and a good attitude. Ms. Johnson will take care of the rest!

 

Princess Camp

Grades EC4 to 2                                                                                                                        $300

Week 3                                                                                                                           9AM – 4PM

Would you love to be a princess? Come and join us! We will have princess songs, stories, crafts and treats each day.  On Friday, we will have a party fit for a princess! Instructor: Michelle Kunz

 

Public Speaking

Grades 5 to 8                                                                                                                              $155

Week 1                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

Public speaking can be an exhilarating, confidence-building experience that can help you in the classroom, at work, and in daily life! In this collaborative camp, participants will not only study the qualities of gifted orators throughout history, but they will also work together in a positive environment to give and receive constructive feedback to sharpen one another for a variety of settings. Students will be pushed to remain poised when under pressure, learn stress-relieving techniques, and even play devil's advocate. Students will develop the communication skills necessary to be more successful in the classroom, the office, and in daily life. The goals for this camp involve better one to one communication, without a screen in between, and a better understanding of how to communicate and present to a group. Instructor: Brice Spiers

 

Run the Hall- Elite Running Camp

Grades 7 to 12                                                                                                                            $120

Week 3                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Spend a week this summer with expert coaches sharing training advice individualized to each athlete. Participate in workouts, learning new techniques and training options to improve endurance and strength to get to the next level! Camp begins each day with a specialized workout designed to help runners get the most out of each workout, followed by Guest speakers, intensive sessions on injury prevention, strength training and sports psychology and college recruiting 101! Instructor: Cindy Scannella

 

SAT Prep Course

Grades 9 to 12                                                                                                                            $575

Week 4                                                                                                                  9AM – 11:30AM

Heathwood Hall is offering a summer test-prep course designed to prepare juniors and seniors for the upcoming SAT.  The program will be taught by Mr. Rip Blackstone and Dr. Elisha Sircy, using the successful Applerouth Prep system.  This course, priced at $575.00 includes the materials fee, is significantly less expensive than many other test-prep programs, and offers the added benefits of venue (right here at Heathwood), dynamic instructors, and free, on-line prep help for students to practice between sessions and after the class is over.

 

Science Palooza

Grades 3 to 6                                                                                                                              $150

Week 7                                                                                                                         9AM – 12PM​

Come discover, experiment, and create as we learn about the colliding worlds of art and science in this STEAM-based camp. We will create biomes from around the world, star gaze at constellations, master meteorology, investigate how things work and dabble in chemistry and physics/ Put on your learning can and grab the art supplies because this STEAM camp will rock your world!

 

Seeds and Sprouts

Grades EC3 to Kindergarten                                                                                                      $150

Week 2                                                                                                                         9AM – 12PM

Come explore the many gardens on our campus to actively investigate the beauty in our natural world! Early Childhood teacher Molly Roddey has planned a fun week of planting, harvesting, and fun explorations of the gardens and habitats on Heathwood's campus. Campers will participate in making their own healthy snacks, mini-herb gardens and terrariums. This will be a creative and hands-on week for children both inside and outside of the classroom.

Instructor: Molly Roddey

 

Senior Exhibition Kickstart

Grade Rising Seniors from HHES                                                                                            $250

Week 5                                                                                                                          9AM - 12PM

Students will get a head-start on their capstone project: The Senior Exhibition.  This hands-on, intensive summer camp led by Upper School English Teacher Elise Hagstette is meant to give students a chance to begin the year-long process of developing a research topic, preparing their method of study, and gaining important tips on the final presentation or product. 

*** Students will need to bring their own laptop computers.***

Sliding into 2nd

Grades 2                                                                                                                                     $150

Week 7                                                                                                                          9AM - 12PM

Review of 1st grade and preview of 2nd grade skills.  Instructor:  Brooke Whiteman

 

Snack Attack

Grades Kindergarten to 4                                                                                                          $150

Week 2                                                                                                                            1PM – 4PM

Come and make some fun and delicious snacks.  Learn how to use a knife as well as some nutrition.  Each day we will make and eat a yummy treat. Instructor:  Michelle Kunz

 

Soccer Camp with Coaches Player & Richardson

Grades 1 to 7                                                                                                                              $150

Week 3                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Coaches Curtis Player & Andrew Richardson will lead campers through a week of fun soccer activities! Designed for all skill-levels, campers will work in small groups and participate in drills and lots of soccer-related games. Campers will gain confidence in ball handling and learn different offensive and defensive strategies. Come have fun and practice with champions! Please bring soccer ball, water bottle, cleats, tennis shoes, and a snack.                     

 

Soccer Shots Summer Camp

Grades EC4 to 2                                                                                                                        $150

Weeks 2 & 4                                                                                                               9AM – 12PM

4 TO 5 YEAR OLDS (PRE-K): 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.

5 TO 8 YEAR OLDS (K-2ND): Soccer Shots Premier focuses on individual skill, fitness and sportsmanship, providing an opportunity for children to be challenged through fun games and team interaction. Children will also be introduced to competition in a developmentally appropriate manner.

 

Star Wars: A Myth for Our Time

Grades 7 to 12                                                                                                                            $215

Week 5                                                                                                                            1PM – 4PM

In his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell outlines the cycle of the hero’s adventure, a pattern present to some degree in all hero myths. George Lucas, who considered Campbell a mentor, used this cycle as the pattern for the Star Wars saga, and Campbell called Star Wars “a myth for our time.” In this course, we will watch the first three Star Wars movies (Episodes IV, V, and VI) and analyze them for elements of Campbell’s Hero’s Adventure cycle. It is my hope that our discussions will empower the students to “read” the mythological cues in movies.

 

Storybook Creations

Grades 2 to 5                                                                                                                              $150

Week 1                                                                                                                            1PM – 4PM

Get ready to create some storybook fun as we explore favorite picture books and create our own stories!  Each day campers will focus on a different popular story book character through reading stories, drawing, and acting out story lines. Afterwards, they will create their own new adventures for their favorite character in a book of their very own! Instructor: Jennifer Falvey

 

Strength, Conditioning & Nutrition Camp

Grades 5 to 8                                                                                                                              $125

Week 2 (Monday through Thursday, Only)*                                                                 1PM – 4PM

Coach Jay Spearman's focus is to build all students from the ground up by using sound exercise physiology principles based on scientific knowledge and practical experiences. On the first day of camp, participants will begin by completing a brief functional movement screening to determine their current trunk stabilization quality. Each camp session will start with age appropriate education centered around: the guidelines of proper nutrition and hydration, as well as the goal for the day relative to the strength and conditioning components. Following the educational session, each individual will take part in the developmental movement sessions where they will be taught the appropriate functional strength movements such as squats, hip hinge, upper body pushing, upper body pulling, as well as other exercises beneficial for their level of development. In addition to the strength movements, the students will learn proper sprint mechanics leading into fun games that allows them to use the skills in which they have learned. To conclude each day, the students will be provided with a wrap-up educational session in order for them to ask questions and receive feedback for future development. Instructor: Jay Spearman

*OPTION for a ONE DAY CAMP Friday will be offered, details forthcoming.

 

Stretch & Grow: All Star Cheer Camp

Grades EC3 to Kindergarten                                                                                                      $150

Week 3                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Fun Cheer Camp with cheers, chants, jumps, tumbles, pep rally and more!  Free Pom Poms!

 

Stretch & Grow: All Star Gymnastics and Fitness

Grades EC3 to Kindergarten                                                                                                      $150

Week 6                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Intro to Gymnastics!  Tumble, beam, fitness and FUN!  Games and crafts!

 

Stretch & Grow: All Star Sports

Grades EC3 to Kindergarten                                                                                                      $150

Week 5                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

Explore two different sports/day!!  Introduction to all our favorite sports!  Games, skills, crafts!

 

Stretch & Grow: Kids Dance Party

Grades EC3 to Kindergarten                                                                                                      $150

Week 2                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Popular songs and choreography!  Fun for boys and girls!  Bubble Dance Party, Glow Party, and more!! 

 

Stretch & Grow: Olympic Games Camp

Grades EC3 to Kindergarten                                                                                                      $150

Week 7                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Explore all the Olympic Games in ONE CAMP!! Games, skills, crafts!

 

Stretch & Grow: Princess Dance Camp

Grades EC3 to Kindergarten                                                                                                      $150

Week 1                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

Creative Movement and Ballet camp!  Each day we dance and explore with different princess songs! Princess Crafts! 

 

Stretch & Grow: Wonderful World of Dance

Grades EC3 to Kindergarten                                                                                                      $150

Week 4                                                                                                                         9AM – 12PM

Creative Movement and Ballet camp!  Each day we dance and explore with different Disney Songs! Disney Crafts!

 

Summer Sisterhood

Grades 3 to 5                                                                                                                              $150

Week 7                                                                                                                            1PM – 4PM

This camp will provide a safe space for girls to learn and participate in dialog with other girls their age. Join this camp to learn about compassion, empowerment, self-care & more! We will focus on challenges girls face and ways to manage them. We will use a variety of strategies such as mindfulness, role play, yoga, journaling, fitness, and more. We will have strong females from our own community to speak and share their wisdom with us during the week. Instructor: Catherine Barnhill

 

Super Sleuths

Grades 3 to 6                                                                                                                              $150

Week 6                                                                                                                            1PM – 4PM

Get out your magnifying glasses and detective hat as we have clues to decipher and crimes to solve! We'll put our critical thinking skills and STEM knowledge to the test and get to the bottom of the mysteries by learning the tricks real investigators use to solve cases. While experimenting with simple detection techniques, your reasoning skills will grow and your problem-solving skills will become better than CSI agents! Brought to you by nationally-acclaimed learning organization, Little Scholars.

 

Tennis

Grades 2 to 6                                                                                                                              $150

Week 2                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Students will learn the fundamentals of tennis with Heathwood Director of Tennis, Coach Nick Gaffos! Each day, students will practice a variety of skills, techniques, and drills, and have the chance to sharpen skills in matches with other participants.  Students should bring their own tennis racket, a water bottle, and wear closed-toe athletic shoes for each session.

 

Tennis, Jr.

Grades EC4 to 1                                                                                                                        $150

Week 1                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Students will learn the fundamentals of tennis with Heathwood Director of Tennis, Coach Nick Gaffos! Each day, students will practice a variety of skills, techniques, and drills, and have the chance to sharpen skills in matches with other participants.  Students should bring their own tennis racket, a water bottle, and wear closed-toe athletic shoes for each session.

 

Theater Clown Camp

Grades 5 to 12                                                                                                                             $150

Week 3                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM​

Discover your inner clown during this silly week of physical comedy, improvisation and red noses. Afraid of clowns? No worries! Theatre clowns don’t wear face paint and they definitely don’t like scaring people. This camp is especially enjoyable for people who don’t think they are funny.  Seriously. Instructor: Jonathon Monk

           

This Book is Better… But…

Grades 5 to 8                                                                                                                              $150

Week 4                                                                                                                            1PM – 4PM

This camp is designed to be relaxing, fun, and air conditioned! Beat the heat and enjoy a nice film. This camp is also designed to be paired well with the morning camp Beltline Bookworms because the authors of these stories are discussed in the morning camp. Sign up for one or both! Films to enjoy and discuss include: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe; Christopher Robin; Charlotte’s Web; James and The Giant Peach; and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Instructor: Lynn Cooper

 

Unlimited Hands-On Science: Elements of Art

Grades Kindergarten to 6                                                                 Half day: $175, Full day: $250

Weeks 1, 2 & 3                                                                                          9AM-12PM, 9 AM-4PM

Science and Art naturally overlap. Both are means of investigation. Both involve ideas, theories and hypotheses that are tested in places where mind and hand come together; the lab and the studio. Artists, just like scientists study many different things such as, materials, people, culture and history and then learn to transform this information into something else. Did you know in ancient Greece, the word for art was techne, from which technique and technology are derived; these terms are applied to both scientific and artistic practices. In this camp, we will explore these practices.

 

Unlimited Hands-On Science: Nature Camp

Grades Kindergarten to 6                                                                 Half day: $225, Full day: $300

Weeks 6 & 7                                                                                              9AM-12PM, 9 AM-4PM

Whether your child wants to become a biologist, physicist, entomologist, herpetologist, geologist or botanist, this is definitely the class for them. In UHS nature camp, we will take a quick look at nature from all perspectives. Get ready to get a little dirty as we dig deep into nature. Join us as we venture out and hunt for bugs to preserve.

 

Unlimited Hands-On Science: World of Robotics

Grades Kindergarten to 6                                                                 Half day: $225, Full day: $300

Weeks 4 & 5                                                                                              9AM-12PM, 9 AM-4PM

Science and Technology go hand in hand. This program will allow students to explore the basic and complex technology that is used to design and build robots. They will discover the world of robotics and when asked they will be able to describe the differences between humans and their robotic counterparts. Do you think you have what it takes to build and power your own robot? Are you ready to become a junior engineer and an electrician? Come explore the world of robotics and become a “robo-scientist” today!

 

Walk on the Wild Side

Grades Kindergarten to 4th                                                                                                       $165

Week 7                                                                                                                        9AM – 12PM

Come spend a week exploring nature in all its glory.  We will meet animals, experience various environments around the Heathwood campus, and spend time outdoors.  We will also create nature crafts and do some adventurous activities like shelter building, and blind hiking.  Bring your bold spirit and let’s have some fun walking on the wild side! Instructor: Michelle Dillman

 

Words, Words, Words!

Grades 5 to 8                                                                                                                              $150

Week 3                                                                                                                            1PM – 4PM

This camp is all about learning new vocabulary words for academic success! Students will explore new word lists each day, master Latin and Greek roots by the dozen, and play fun word games, such as Scrabble, crossword puzzles, and word searches!

 

World Mythology – Online 1/2 Credit Course

Grades 10 to 12                                                                                                                          $400

June 8 to July 31                                                                                                                     Online

Our mythology class examines the classic themes common to most systems - e.g., the hero's quest, the creation and destruction of the world - while we read stories from cultures throughout the world, seeking to understand both commonalities and differences amongst and between disparate cultures. Our goal is to come to a better understanding of the reasons that cultures that seem, on the surface, to be quite different tend to ask – and try to answer – the same questions about life.  

The primary text is by Donna Rosenberg.  The title is "World Mythology: An Anthology of the Great Myths and Epics (Second Edition/Edition 2"  There are free sources on-line, but the text sells new for $16.22 or used for $13.32 from Barnes and Noble.   We will also be reading "Grendel" by John Gardner.  Prices vary widely, but the book is available used for less than $3.

All other reading sources will be available on-line.   Instructor is Bill Russell who worked in four independent schools for 25 years and who also taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  This is his 11th year offering on-line classes.

 

World of Wizards

Grades 1 to 4                                                                                                                              $150

Week 7                                                                                                                            1PM – 4PM

Calling all wizard fans! this is like no other camp you have experienced. We will take a magical journey into the world of wizards. We will design wands, make magic potions, go on a magical creature hunt, play Quidditch, and participate in activities that will astound all Muggles. Brought to you by nationally-acclaimed learning organization, Little Scholars.