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Summer Programs

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We are excited to kick-off another fun filled summer!!

   

making summer memories at heathwood hall!

Our goal is to provide a superior summer camp experience for your child while providing flexible and affordable childcare options for you. Join us for just one week, or for the entire summer! Here are the top three reasons to spend a summer at Heathwood:

  • Our Variety. Heathwood Summer Programs have been thoughtfully crafted to be developmentally appropriate for all students from age two through grade twelve. While students are engaged with STEM, sports, arts & crafts, academic enrichment, and adventure, we are mindful to support their physical, social, and emotional growth. The best part is that you can pair any morning and afternoon camps to appeal to your child’s diverse interests.
  • Our Campus. Located just minutes from downtown Columbia with easy access to I-77 and I-26, Heathwood’s buildings sprawl across 122 acres of wooded wetlands. It is a hidden environmental oasis that is truly one of the best-kept secrets in the southeast. Gardens, playgrounds, athletic fields, a ropes course, art studios, and innovative classrooms are waiting for you to explore!
  • Our Employees. Our summer instructors are the most highly-skilled, enthusiastic, and dynamic teachers in their fields. Specialty camps are led either by caring Heathwood faculty, local experts, or nationally renowned vendors that have all been carefully selected to provide the top-tier of excellence in teaching and learning. Counselors build a safe, nurturing classroom community where campers share their talents, make new friends, and create lasting memories.

Questions? Contact Allison Rashley or Dillon Ulmer: camps@heathwood.org (link sends e-mail) or (803) 231-7799. ​​​​​​​

 

Summer Safety Guidelines

Heathwood Hall is committed to a summer experience that's as safe as it is sensational. The careful and thorough safety protocols that have allowed us to offer in-person learning this year have also guided our approach to summer programs.

For Summer 2022, we will observe the following safety protocols:

  • All instructors and camp employees will wear face masks. Students in rising kindergarten and above will be required to wear face masks while inside, as well.
  • To reduce the traffic in buildings, we ask that parents drop off and pick up in the designated locations and refrain from entering the buildings. Should you need to contact someone at camp, you can use the Summer Programs cell phone: 803-553-4501.
  • Classrooms and high-traffic areas of the buildings used will be disinfected during camps, during the 12:00 lunch period, and while students are off campus.
  • If a child has a fever of 100 degrees F or higher, or shows symptoms of COVID-19, he or she will be sent home. The child will be unable to return to camp until he or she is asymptomatic and fever free (without the use of medication) for 72 hours.
  • In the event of an instructor's illness or a confirmed case of COVID-19 within a particular camp, that camp will be cancelled and a prorated refund will be issued. 

 

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# of Specialty Camps

130

 

Non-Heathwood Campers

42%

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Hot Lunches Served

500+

 

Snow Cones

750+

Online /Remote Camps and Courses

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We are excited to offer a number of remote learning options this summer, some for Upper School credit and some for general knowledge, review, skills development, or fun! 

 

Click on the title of each course to learn more or to register.

CREDIT COURSES:

Geometry Online - FULL Credit Course 

Geography of the Bible Online - ½ Credit Course - SECTION ONE

Geography of the Bible Online - ½ Credit Course - SECTION TWO

Graphic Arts Online - ½ Credit Course

Introduction to Economics Online - ½ Credit Course

Philosophy Online - ½ Credit Course

Probability and Statistics - ½ Credit Course

Science Research Online - ½ Credit Course

World Mythology Online - ½ Credit Course 

Video Production  Online - ½ Credit Course

 

NON-CREDIT ONLINE CAMPS and COURSES

 

Foundations for Freshman Year PART 1

Foundations for Freshman Year - PART 2 - (Part 1 is not required to take Part 2)  

Algebra Review Online Camp 

Prepping for Algebra

Future Master Chess - July 27-31

Master Chess (Advanced) - July 27-31

Future Preneurs 

Dino Discovery

Science Palooza

 


 

Summer Courses for High School Credit

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Geography of the Bible* 1/2 Course Credit: Religion or Social Studies

Grades 9 to 12       $400

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.   Instructor: Brice Spires

This course has teo sections to choose from, please see the schedule below.   Subsequent classes will be scheduled flexibly throughout the summer. There will be a final exam before school resumes in August.

This course will serve as a religion or social studies 1/2 credit for Heathwood students.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.   Required Text:  Holman Bible Atlas, Thomas V. Brisco. ISBN: 978-0805497601

Section 1:

Introduction: Tuesday, June 9th, 10:30-11:30 am

Monday- Thursday, June 15th - June 18th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Lectures/Synchronous Instruction)

Monday- Thursday, June 22nd - June 25th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Lectures/Synchronous Instruction)

Section 2:

Introduction: Tuesday, June 9th, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Monday- Thursday, June 15th - June 18th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Lectures/Synchronous Instruction)

Monday- Thursday, June 22nd - June 25th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Lectures/Synchronous 

 

Geometry Online- FULL Credit Course

Grades 8 to 10                                                                                                                    $980

Weeks 1-4                                                                                                                       9AM - 12PM                

STUDENTS MUST HAVE COMPLETED ALGEBRA I and needs the approval of both his or her current math teacher and the course instructor in order to take this course.

This class will encompass the study of points, segments, triangles, polygons, circles, solid figures, and their relationships to other mathematical systems.  Emphasis is placed on the description and use of inductive, deductive, and intuitive reasoning skills. A TI-84 calculator is required.   Students do not have to purchase a textbook - They will be given online access to a Geometry ebook and IXL account.      Instructor:  Andrea Mundo

Class will meet daily for synchronous learning for 90 minutes for a total of 30 hours.  Students will be expected to complete 60 hours of asynchronous learning. Course is four weeks with a final exam and/or project the following week.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.


 

Graphic Arts Online - 1/2 Credit Course

Grades 9 to 12                                                                                                                       $400

Week 3                                                                                                                    9AM – 12PM​

This course is designed to teach students the basic principles of sound graphic design as well as the tools and technical skills to make their design ideas a reality. 

Principles covered will include layout, composition, symmetry, asymmetry, golden ration,  color theory, and typography. Students will be taught to apply these principles to create designs using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

This course will be made up of 15 synchronous hours and 30 asynchronous hours. The synchronous hours will be spent mostly on covering Graphic Design principles and learning Photoshop and Illustrator skills. Students will spend 30 hours of asynchronous time working on assigned projects with video tutorials as reference.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

There will not be a final assessment for the Graphic Arts Online course, however students will be required to submit acceptable work for all of their projects in order to pass the class.      Instructor: Rodrigo Acosta

 

Introduction to Economics Online- ½ Credit Course

Grades 10-12                                                                                                                    $400

Week 6                                                                                                                9AM – 12PM

Introduction to Economics is designed to familiarize students with basic economic concepts, major economic theories, as well as helping them to understand sound personal financial practices. This is a hybrid course that will have weekly online assignments, as well as a synchronous  week at the end of the course to complete a personal finance project and sit for the final exam. (15 synchronous hours and 30 asynchronous hours)  The  required textbook is: O’Sullivan and Sheffrin. Economics. Pearson Publishers. 2016  (please make sure you do NOT purchase the “Texas Edition.”     

Instructor: John Adams

This class satisfies the 1/2 credit of Economics required of Heathwood students for graduation.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

 

Philosophy – Online 1/2 Credit Course

Grades 11-12                                                                                                                        $400

June 8 to July 31                                                                                                       

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.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

 

Probability and Statistics - ½ Credit Course

Grades 9 to 12                                                                                                                       $400

Week 2 & 3                                                                                                                    9AM – 12PM

Probability and Statistics provides an introduction to probability and statistics with applications. Topics include descriptive statistics, basic probability models, random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions, statistical estimation, confidence intervals, and an introduction to linear regression.   Students must have completed Algebra 1. 

Class will meet daily for synchronous learning for 90 minutes for a total of 15 hours. Students will be expected to complete 30 hours of asynchronous learning.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

Course is two weeks with a final exam and/or project the following week.   

Instructor: Jenny Nelson

A TI-84 calculator is required.  Students do not have to purchase a textbook; students will be provided access to an online textbook

 

Science Research Online 1/2 Credit Course

Grades 9 to 11                                                                                                                  $400

Week 1                                                                                                                         1PM - 4PM

Looking to complete your Honors Science Research project over the summer to open up space in your schedule?  Interested in exploring a scientific question at a more leisurely pace? This is a one semester (1/2 credit) course that introduces and reinforces the basic principles of scientific research and strives to develop the skills associated with performing and presenting authentic scientific research. What better way to spend your summer?    

The course will  have 15 synchronous hours and 30 asynchronous hours.  A grade and credit will be awarded once a final research paper and  presentation are completed.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

Instructor:  Lisa Norman

 

Video Production Online - 1/2 Credit Course

Grades 9 to 12                                                                                                               $400

Week 2                                                                                                                            9AM – 12PM

This course is designed to teach students the process of planning, recording and post producing engaging video content. 

Students will learn crucial elements of pre-production such as story boarding, writing and production scheduling. They will also learn technical aspects of recording such as image composition, audio recording, codecs and frame rates. Finally, students will be taught how to put all of this together in post-production using Premiere Pro editing software.

This course will be made up of 15 synchronous hours and 30 asynchronous hours. The synchronous hours will be spent mostly on covering Graphic Design principles and learning Photoshop and Illustrator skills. Students will spend 30 hours of asynchronous time working on assigned projects with video tutorials as reference.   Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

 

There will not be a final assessment for the Video Production Online course, however students will be required to submit acceptable work for all of their projects in order to pass the class.        Instructor: Rodrigo Acosta

 

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.

Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

PEAK Camps

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Climbing Day Camp - ON CAMPUS

Grades 3 to 6               $225

July 6-10              9AM – 12PM      

Stan Wood and the PEAK staff will guide campers as they learn climbing skills on Heathwood's 50-foot Alpine Tower and Odyssey ropes courses, and the bouldering wall. Climbing is a great workout, building strength and endurance. Climbing also offers healthy risk-taking, which helps build self-confidence and fosters persistence. All technical climbing gear is provided. Throughout the week, campers are encouraged to climb higher and take on more challenges to take advantage of all the opportunities this camp has to offer!

 

Kayaking Day Camp - ON CAMPUS

Grades 5 to 8            $275

July 6-10              1PM - 4PM

Outdoor adventure at its finest! Campers will join Stan Wood and PEAK staff members for a week of whitewater kayaking! Learn paddle strokes and rescue techniques on the Heathwood pond, then move to the gentle waters of the Congaree for a river expedition. As skills and confidence improve, campers progress to Class I and II whitewater on the Saluda River.  All paddle gear and transportation to the riverside classrooms is provided. The river venues in Columbia offer great opportunities for viewing wildlife, such as bald eagles, otters, cormorants, kingfishers, and a variety of aquatic animals. Throughout the week, campers are encouraged to move beyond circles of comfort in order to take advantage of all the opportunities this camp has to offer.

 

Adventure Day Camp - ON CAMPUS

Grade 3 to 6               $225

July 13-17              9AM – 12PM

Bike rugged trails, paddle whitewater rapids, climb high on ropes courses, and fill up the ten-ring on an archery target. This camp is jam-packed with pure adventure! Campers will spend the week on the bike, in the boat, on the ropes and on the range learning skills and safely pushing limits. Biking and paddling adventures begin on the trails and waterways on Heathwood's campus. As campers become proficient in basic skills, they'll move to local venues on the Congaree and Saluda Rivers and Harbison State Forest. Climbing adventures take place on the Alpine Tower and Odyssey high ropes courses, and archery happens on the Olympic archery range- both housed at Adventure Base Camp at Heathwood. Campers should bring their own mountain bikes and helmets. All other adventure gear is provided, including kayaks, PFDs, paddles, harnesses, climbing helmets, and state-of-the-art archery equipment, as well as transportation to off-campus biking and paddling venues.


Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Camp

Grades 5 to 8              $250

July 13-17             1PM – 4PM

Outdoor adventure at its finest! Paddlers join Stan Wood, Kelly Turbeville, and PEAK staff members for a week of stand up paddle boarding (SUP)! Paddlers become comfortable with general paddle strokes and SUP techniques on the Heathwood pond, then move to the gentle river venues in the Columbia area, paddling stretches of the Congaree and Saluda Rivers. All paddle gear and transportation to riverside classrooms is provided. The river venues in Columbia offer great opportunities for viewing wildlife like bald eagles, otters, cormorants, kingfishers, and a variety of aquatic animals. Throughout the week, campers are encouraged to move beyond circles of comfort on the board to take advantage of all the opportunities this camp has to offer!       

 

 

Summer 2020 Specialty Camps

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 Camps are Listed in Alphabetical Order

Week 1: June 8-12     Week 2: June 15-19         Week 3: June 22-26       Week 4: July 6-10       Week 5: July 13-17         Week 6: July 20-24         Week 7: July 27-31

 

Algebra Review Camp Online

Grades 8 to 10        $175

Weeks 6 & 7      1PM - 4PM

Students will review Algebra skills to prepare them for Geometry or Algebra 2.  

The camp will meet for two weeks (Monday - Thursday: July 20 - 23 AND July 27 - 30).  

Students will be expected to watch prerecorded videos, participate in live Google Meets, work independently for 45 - 60 minutes each day, email regularly with the instructor to submit work and ask questions.  

An iPad with the Notability app would be very helpful for doing assignments and submitting work; however, another option would be the use of a printer to print each assignment and then submit pictures of the work.      Instructor:  Liza Johnson

 

Beginner Horse Back Riding Camp

Grades 2 to 6        $550

Week 4            8AM - 4PM

This camp is for riders who would like to learn the basics in horse safety, horse care, and riding. Each rider's competence and confidence level will determine how much they learn during camp. Our goal is for all riders to learn how to trot by the end of the week, though some may go on to canter. 

Drop off and pick up for the riding camp will take place under the Campus Center. A small school bus will transport the children to and from the farm. 

Please send lunch and a water bottle with your child each day. Extra drinks, snacks, and sunscreen will be provided at camp. Please let us know if your child has any allergies. We have many different sized helmets on hand for campers to use, but if your child has his or her own helmet please send it. We have found that children are most comfortable in their own gear. 

Boots with a heel are necessary for safety when riding, and long pants. If you have questions about what is appropriate please call before camp. If there are advanced riders interested in camp, please let us know and accommodations can be made. 

Instructor:   Elizabeth Grove (803-261-9053) If you have questions

 

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

 

Cooking with the Counselor Online: Fun in the Kitchen

Grades 5 to 8           $75

Week 2           9AM - 12PM

Let's cook together while learning the value of creativity in the kitchen. This virtual camp will feature instructional videos outlining basic kitchen techniques and recipes, followed by Google Meets where all campers can gather on screen to ask questions and practice together. 

Campers will then spend time in their home kitchens practicing what they have learned. Each day will focus on one or two specific techniques such as chopping or dicing, foundations of sauces, or baking basics. 

On the final camp day, campers will be given a list of ingredients and tasked with creating their own 2-course meal using those ingredients and the techniques they have learned throughout the week. 

Note to parents: A list of necessary ingredients will be sent the week before camp.  Aside from general staples, the estimated price for ingredients is $25. Equipment needed: cutting boards, knives, pots and pans, etc. should be those found in most home kitchens. No special equipment will be necessary.       Instructor Stacy Gross 

 

Dino Discovery: Now Remote!

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.

Morning Virtual Camp Schedule:

9:00-9:40- Lesson 1

9:40-10:00- Break 1

10:00-10:40- Lesson 2

10:40-11:00- Break 2

11:00-11:40- Lesson 3

Class materials for this camp will be available to pick up on campus the week before camps begin. (More information on pick up dates and times, coming soon.)


 

 

Flow into 5th

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 - ONLINE

Grades 9           $250

Weeks 5       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 - Online

Grades 1 to 10         $200

Weeks 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: Now Remote!

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.

Afternoon Virtual Camp Schedule:

1:00-1:40- Lesson 1 via Zoom

1:40-2:00- Break 1

2:00-2:40- Lesson 2 via Zoom

2:40-3:00- Break 2

3:00-3:40- Lesson 3 via Zoom

Class materials for this camp will be available to pick up on campus the week before camps begin. (More information on pick up dates and times, coming soon.)

 

Geography of the Bible* 1/2 Course Credit: Religion or Social Studies

Grades 9 to 12       $400

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.   Instructor: Brice Spires

This course has teo sections to choose from, please see the schedule below.   Subsequent classes will be scheduled flexibly throughout the summer. There will be a final exam before school resumes in August.

This course will serve as a religion or social studies 1/2 credit for Heathwood students.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.   Required Text:  Holman Bible Atlas, Thomas V. Brisco. ISBN: 978-0805497601

Section 1:

Introduction: Tuesday, June 9th, 10:30-11:30 am

Monday- Thursday, June 15th - June 18th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Lectures/Synchronous Instruction)

Monday- Thursday, June 22nd - June 25th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Lectures/Synchronous Instruction)

Section 2:

Introduction: Tuesday, June 9th, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Monday- Thursday, June 15th - June 18th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Lectures/Synchronous Instruction)

Monday- Thursday, June 22nd - June 25th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Lectures/Synchronous 

 

 

Geometry Online FULL Credit Course: Math

Grades 8 to 10              $980         

STUDENTS MUST HAVE COMPLETED ALGEBRA I and needs the approval of both his or her current math teacher and the course instructor in order to take this course.   Instructor:  Andrea Mundo

This class will encompass the study of points, segments, triangles, polygons, circles, solid figures, and their relationships to other mathematical systems.  Emphasis is placed on the description and use of inductive, deductive, and intuitive reasoning skills. A TI-84 calculator is required.   Students do not have to purchase a textbook - They will be given online access to a Geometry ebook and IXL account.

Class will meet daily for synchronous learning for 120 minutes for a total of 30 hours.  Students will be expected to complete 60 hours of asynchronous learning. Course is four weeks with a final exam and/or project the following week.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

30 hours of synchronous learning in Google Meet format  Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 11:00 am - 120 min per day - total of 15 class sessions

Google Meets will be recorded and posted for students to view if they are unable to attend a class meet session, but students are highly encouraged to attend live sessions to ask questions during the online lessons.

Week 1: June 8 to June 11 

Week 2: June 15 to June 18 

Week 3: June 22 to June 25 

Week 4: June 29 to July 1 (* note this is a 3 day week)  

Week 5: July 6 to July 9 (Independent Project time - no google meets) - Project due July 9 

60 hours of asynchronous learning - approximately 10 - 15 hours per week of independent work (depends on student's individual needs and pacing)

Students will have independent assignments and may pace themselves.  Assignments will be posted in advance.  All assignments for the week are due on Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm.  If a student contacts the instructor in advance about needing an extension deadline due to prior commitments, then deadline extensions can be given when appropriate.

 

 

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!         Instructor: Lynn Cooper

 

Graphic Arts Online 1/2 Credit Course: Technology or Fine Arts

Grades 9 to 12         $400

Week 3           9AM – 12PM​

This course is designed to teach students the basic principles of sound graphic design as well as the tools and technical skills to make their design ideas a reality. 

Principles covered will include layout, composition, symmetry, asymmetry, golden ration, color theory, and typography. Students will be taught to apply these principles to create designs using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

This course will meet via Google Meet each day from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM the week of July 6 and the week of July 13. Roughly 30 hours of additional  asynchronous time working on assigned projects with video tutorials as reference should be expected outside of these class times.

There will not be a final assessment for the Graphic Arts Online course, however students will be required to submit acceptable work for all of their projects in order to pass the class.    Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

Instructor: Rodrigo Acosta

 

 

Hero's Adventures: Elements of  Mythology and Modern Movies  -  ONLINE

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

 

Introduction to Economics Online 1/2 Credit Course: Social Studies

Grades 10-12             $400

Week 6               9AM – 12PM

Introduction to Economics is designed to familiarize students with basic economic concepts, major economic theories, as well as helping them to understand sound personal financial practices.    Instructor: John Adams

This is a hybrid course that will have weekly online assignments, as well as a synchronous  week at the end of the course to complete a personal finance project and sit for the final exam (a total of 15 synchronous hours and 30 asynchronous hours). There will also be a required textbook (see below).  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

Students should plan on meeting via Google Meet on Monday, June 8: 9:00 to 10:00 am; as well as the week of  July 20 (Monday through Friday), from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

This class satisfies the 1/2 credit of Economics required of Heathwood students for graduation.  

TEXT: O’Sullivan and Sheffrin. Economics. Pearson Publishers. 2016  (please make sure you do NOT purchase the “Texas Edition.”

 

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

                     

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!

 

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

 

Master Chess Camp On-line

Grades 4 to 8              $200

Weeks 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: Now Remote!

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.

Afternoon Virtual Camp Schedule:

1:00-1:40- Lesson 1 via Zoom

1:40-2:00- Break 1

2:00-2:40- Lesson 2 via Zoom

2:40-3:00- Break 2

3:00-3:40- Lesson 3 via Zoom

Class materials for this camp will be available to pick up on campus the week before camps begin. (More information on pick up dates and times, coming soon.)

 

Mindful Fitness Club: Now Remote!

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.

Morning Virtual Camp Schedule:

9:00-9:40- Lesson 1

9:40-10:00- Break 1

10:00-10:40- Lesson 2

10:40-11:00- Break 2

11:00-11:40- Lesson 3

Class materials for this camp will be available to pick up on campus the week before camps begin. (More information on pick up dates and times, coming soon.)

 

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: Now Remote!

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.

Afternoon Virtual Camp Schedule:

1:00-1:40- Lesson 1 via Zoom

1:40-2:00- Break 1

2:00-2:40- Lesson 2 via Zoom

2:40-3:00- Break 2

3:00-3:40- Lesson 3 via Zoom

Class materials for this camp will be available to pick up on campus the week before camps begin. (More information on pick up dates and times, coming soon.)

 

Painting with Pizazz

Grades Kindergarten to 4         $150

Week 6         1PM - 4PM

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

Instructor: Michelle Kunz

 

 

Philosophy – Online 1/2 Credit Course: Religion or Social Studies

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.  The instructor is available for 1 on 1 consultations anytime and also via Skype and DUO all summer. 

  • 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.   Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

 

PlayPower Explorers Camp: Melody Makers - ON CAMPUS

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!   Instructor: Melanie Slattery

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 803-446-1257 or email playpowerllc@gmail.com anytime!

 

 

PlayPower Explorers Camp: Gym Explorers - ON CAMPUS

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! Instructor: Melanie Slattery

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 803-446-1257 or email us playpowerllc@gmail.com anytime!

 

Prepping for Algebra - Online 

Grades 7 to 9           $175

Week 6 & 7            9AM – 12PM​

Students will review pre-algebra skills to prepare them for Algebra 1.  

The camp will meet for two weeks (Monday - Thursday: July 20 - 23 AND July 27 - 30).  

Students will be expected to watch prerecorded videos, participate in live Google Meets, work independently for 45 - 60 minutes each day, email regularly with the instructor to submit work and ask questions.  

An iPad with the Notability app would be very helpful for doing assignments and submitting work; however, another option would be the use of a printer to print each assignment and then submit pictures of the work.  

Prerequisite:  Students must have completed Pre-Algebra.

Instructor: Liza Johnson

 

 

Probability and Statistics Online 1/2 Credit Course: Math

Grades 9 to 12        $400

Week 2 & 3       9AM – 12PM

Probability and Statistics provides an introduction to probability and statistics with applications. Topics include descriptive statistics, basic probability models, random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions, statistical estimation, confidence intervals, and an introduction to linear regression.

A TI-84 calculator is required. Students must have completed Algebra 1. 

This class will meet via Google Meet the weeks of June 14 and 21: Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Roughly 30 hours of asynchronous work to follow the last live session. All work for this course and the completion of a final exam will be due by July 31, 2020.   This course will by graded by letter grade.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

Instructor: Jenny Nelson

Students do not have to purchase a textbook; students will be provided access to an online textbook. 

 

 

SAT Prep Course - ON CAMPUS

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: Now Remote!

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!

Morning Virtual Camp Schedule:

9:00-9:40- Lesson 1

9:40-10:00- Break 1

10:00-10:40- Lesson 2

10:40-11:00- Break 2

11:00-11:40- Lesson 3

Class materials for this camp will be available to pick up on campus the week before camps begin. (More information on pick up dates and times, coming soon.)

 

 

Science Research Online 1/2 Credit Course: Science

Grades 9 to 11        $400

Week 1         1PM - 4PM

Looking to complete your Honors Science Research project over the summer to open up space in your schedule?  Interested in exploring a scientific question at a more leisurely pace? This is a one semester (1/2 credit) course that introduces and reinforces the basic principles of scientific research and strives to develop the skills associated with performing and presenting authentic scientific research. What better way to spend your summer?    

This course entails 15 synchronous hours and 30 asynchronous hours. The synchronous hours will be scheduled flexibly by appointment. A grade  and credit will be awarded once a final research paper and  presentation are completed.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

Instructor:  Lisa Norman

 

Senior Exhibition Kickstart  - ONLINE

Grade Rising Seniors from HHES        $250

Week 5        9AM - 12PM

Students will get a head-start on their capstone project: The Senior Exhibition. This course taught by 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 forming a committee.  This will be a remote class with opportunities for lecture, independent work, small group discussion, and one-on-one feedback via Google Meet. 

 

 

Super Sleuths: Now Remote!

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.

Afternoon Virtual Camp Schedule:

1:00-1:40- Lesson 1 via Zoom

1:40-2:00- Break 1

2:00-2:40- Lesson 2 via Zoom

2:40-3:00- Break 2

3:00-3:40- Lesson 3 via Zoom

Class materials for this camp will be available to pick up on campus the week before camps begin. (More information on pick up dates and times, coming soon.)

 

           

Video Production Online 1/2 Credit Course: Technology or Fine Arts

Grades 9 to 12               $400

Weeks 1 & 2*               11AM – 1PM

Video Production Course Description: This course is designed to teach students the process of planning, recording and post producing engaging video content.   Instructor: Rodrigo Acosta

Students will learn crucial elements of pre-production such as story boarding, writing and production scheduling. They will also learn technical aspects of recording such as image composition, audio recording, codecs and frame rates. Finally, students will be taught how to put all of this together in post-production using Premiere Pro editing software.

This class will meet via Google Meet the weeks of June 8 and 15: Monday through Friday, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Roughly 30 hours of synchronous work to follow the last live session.  Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

There will not be a final assessment for the Video Production Online course, however students will be required to submit acceptable work for all of their projects by July 31, 2020* in order to pass the class. 

 

 

Wacky World of FUN - ON CAMPUS

Grades EC3 to EC4       $150

Week 4        9AM – 12PM

Each day of this camp is custom-designed for fun! Early Childhood Teacher Leyden Hane, has designed a different theme for each day. Whether it's blasting off to outer space, digging for buried treasure or a visit from the fire truck, children will be exposed to creative literature, exciting art activities and friendship-building skills to make this camp a week to remember!

 

World Mythology Online 1/2 Credit Course: Religion

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 instructor is available for 1 on 1 consultations anytime and also via Skype and DUO all summer. 

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.   Post course completion, transcript will be available for non-Heathwood students.

 

World of Wizards: Now Remote!

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.

Afternoon Virtual Camp Schedule:

1:00-1:40- Lesson 1 via Zoom

1:40-2:00- Break 1

2:00-2:40- Lesson 2 via Zoom

2:40-3:00- Break 2

3:00-3:40- Lesson 3 via Zoom

Class materials for this camp will be available to pick up on campus the week before camps begin. (More information on pick up dates and times, coming soon.)

Summer Programs 2020 Camp and Course Listings

Tags:  arashley@heathwood.org

Welcome to Summer Programs 2020 at Heathwood Hall  

I hope you and your family continue to be safe and healthy during this difficult time.

We are delighted to announce that we plan to hold a select number of our summer programs on campus this July.  We are still offering many remote camps as well.

Based on the guidance of health experts and medical professionals, a number of variables were factored into the decisions of which camps to open and how. We are implementing social distancing between and within each camp, prioritizing hygiene and sanitization practices, encouraging the use of outdoor space when possible, and implementing a number of protocols (outlined below) to decrease the possible spread of COVID-19 through our community. 

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. We appreciate your interest in Heathwood Summer Programs and hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,

Allison Rashley

Director of Summer Programs

arashley@heathwood.org

(803) 231-7799

 

Click on the links below to explore all the camps and courses we have to offer!

 

Camps Approved to Open on Campus
 

Week 4: July 6-10
Wacky World of Fun
Beginner Horseback Riding Camp
CODE IT (More Than Coding)
PEAK: Climbing Day Camp
PEAK: Kayaking Day Camp
LEARN. CODE. BUILD.
SAT Prep
 
Week 5: July 13-17
PlayPower Melody Makers
Inventor's Camp
Kid Coding
CODE IT (More Than Coding)
PEAK: Adventure Day Camp
PEAK: Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Camp

 
Week 6: July 20-24
PlayPower Gym Explorers
Music Makers
Painting with Pizazz
Kindergarten Sneak Peek
Flow Into 5th
 

Week 7: July 27-31
Closed for Deep Cleaning

 

Summer 2020 Specialty Camps

 

Online & Remote Camps/COURSES

 

PEAK Camps

 

Summer Courses For High School Credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Teachers

Tags:  arashley@heathwood.org

HEATHWOOD PLUS Teachers

 

Morgan Arnette | morganarnette9@gmail.com

Morgan is an Early Childhood Education major at the University of South Carolina.  Her favorite thing about Heathwood is the caring supportive community.  In her spare time she loves to read, paint, hangout with friends and play with her new puppy.

 

Lydia Padgett Bailey,  | lpadgett@heathwood.org

Is a parent of two Highlanders (Bailey, '24 and Liam, '30) and a regular substitute to the Lower School, Lydia knows the Heathwood community well. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Extended Learning team. Lydia is a Licensed Professional Coordinator and serves as a professor at Midlands Technical College. Lydia holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Clemson University and a Master's of Arts in Psychology from Winthrop University. Lydia has a clear love for Heathwood and we are delighted to have her join our team!

 

Taylor Barber | taybarber20@gmail.com

Taylor is a senior at USC studying Early Childhood Education. She grew up in Blythwood, SC. Taylor has played three years of collegiate soccer at UNC-Ashville.  She is the oldest of five siblings and can't imagine life without them! When Taylor is not at Heathwood or with her family, she could probably be found shopping. 

 

Grace Bruffey | gbruffey@email.sc.edu

Grace is a sophomore at the University of South Carolina studying Criminology and Spanish. She grew up in both Cincinnati, OH and Charlotte, NC, and has spent the last 7 years working in childcare. Grace loves working in AE because she absolutely adores kids. When she’s not at Heathwood, she’s probably studying or running.

 

Emma Chandler | emmajeanchandler@gmail.com

Emma is a sophomore at the University of South Carolina. She is studying Public Health currently, but in the process of changing my major to Nursing. She loves the environment at Heathwood and being able to be a part of the children's life. I love all the smiling faces and the love the children have for school and their friends.

 

Patti Daley | Patti_daley@yahoo.com

Patti is a Senior at AC Flora High School, where she is an Honor student and plays on their Volleyball team. She loves all the kids at Heathwood and playing various games with them. This past summer she was a Lead Counselor in Heathwood's Highlander Summer Camps. She loves how kind the parents and kids are. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family and friends. 
 

Mallory Durig | mdurig@heathwood.org

Mallory is a junior at the University of South Carolina where she studies social work. She is originally from Blythewood, SC. When Malory is not at Heathwood, she enjoys spending time with friends and shopping. Mallory loves working in AE at Heathwood because she loves all the kids and their families.

 

Rilee Driggers |rilleblakee@gmail.com

 

Rivers McElveen | riversmcelveen@icould.com

Rivers is a senior at A.C. Flora High School - you will find him helping out in Thought Studio Monday - Friday afternoons. This past summer, he was a Jr. Counselor at Camp Gravatt. He likes playing and watching sports with his friends. This is River's first year working at Heathwood, but he is excited for what’s to come!

 

Lucy Morris | 24morris@heathwood.org

 

Kendall Nye | Knye@email.sc.edu

Kendall is a junior at USC studying chemical engineering. She is from Charlotte, NC. When I'm not doing schoolwork, I love to spend time with friends and family. (Her sister Elizabeth worked with us for 3 years, while at USC). Working at Heathwood has been the best experience, the kids always brighten my day!

 

Brooke Owensby | brooke_owensby@yahoo.com

 

Anne Plowden | anneplowden@gmail.com

Anne is a ballet dancer and takes classes online with the University of South Carolina as a Fashion Merchandising major. Anne grew up at Heathwood and went to AE herself every day, so she is very excited to actively be a part of the Heathwood community again.

 

Summers Poteat summerspoteat@gmail.com

Summers is a senior at AC Flora High School. She loves spending time and playing with all the kids at Heathwood. She worked this past summer as one of our Highlander Camp Counselors in the EC2 room. In her spare time, she enjoys with her friends and family while also playing Lacrosse for the Flora team.

 

Meredith Rashley meredithcrashley@gmail.com

Meredith is a Senior at AC Flora High School, where she is in the Teacher Cadet Program and a honor student. She said working at Heathwood brings her so much joy everyday.  "Watching the kids grow, helping them with homework and bringing them a little bit of happiness each day is the most rewarding part of this job." This past summer she worked as a Counselor at Camp Gravatt as well as Heathwood Summer Programs. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family and friends, working out and babysitting!

 

Geena Rocanella | geenaroc@gmail.com

 

Payne Rutherford | PAYNEBR@email.sc.edu

Payne is in the Palmetto Teaching Fellows program at USC. In high school he worked with a program called "Real Men Read", mentoring troubled middle school students the importance of reading. He is helping in our Thought Studio with Rivers McElveen, Monday - Friday. In his spare time he likes to play golf and was named the Post & Courier High School Golfer of the Year, 2020.

 

Anna Shainwald |akshainwald@gmail.com

Anna is a Senior at Heathwood. She loves working in Afternoon Express because all of the kids bring joy into my life. She also enjoyed working this summer helping with the camps. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her friends and family.

 

Rachel Ulmer |rkulmer@email.sc.edu

 

Marietta Wickham | mwickham@heathwood.org

Marietta is a sophomore at USC studying retail with a minor in Spanish. She is from Richmond, Virginia. When Marietta is not at Heathwood or doing work for school, she enjoys hanging out with friends, playing tennis, and playing with her kitten. Marietta loves AE because she enjoys getting to play with the super sweet and cute kids! 

 

Heathwood Plus Leadership

 

Allison Rashley, Director of Extended Learning & Assistant of Director of Summer Programs | arashley@heathwood.org

Allison has a wealth of experience in supporting and leading schools in the Columbia area. She served as Assistant Director at Eastminster Day School where she led the afterschool program and coordinated enrichment activities. Allison's enthusiasm for developing engaging programs and fostering relationships with families will be a valuable asset to our team!  

Allison has spent most her life in Columbia, where she has been raising her four children: Andrew (29), Virginia (19), Meredith (17), and Adrian (15). Allison and her husband, Neil, are actively involved with St. Martin’s in the Fields Episcopal Church. Additionally, Allison enjoys participating in the Kanuga Board of Visitors and is the newly elected President the Coralbell Garden Club.

 

Rachel Shelley | rshelley@heathwood.org

Rachel Shelley is a 2016 graduate of Heathwood and the sister of two other Highlanders, Riana and Ryan ('20, '22). Rachel graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2020 with a Bachelors in Economics. During her time in college, she was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, where she served as Risk Management Chairwoman. Rachel began working in Afternoon Express in 2017, but upon graduation from South Carolina, took a break to work at a Big 4 Firm in Financial Crimes Investigations. She came back to Heathwood just before this summer and is excited to be involved again in the Heathwood community as the Interim Assistant Director of Extended Learning. In her free time, you can find her watching football and baseball, fishing with her family, or hanging out with friends.

 

Dillon Ulmer | dulmer@heathwood.org

Dillon is a senior at the University of South Carolina pursuing a degree in Business. He comes to us from the Calhoun Academy in St. Matthew’s, SC where he was the recipient of the senior class citizenship award and an Eagle Scout. In addition to teaching in Afternoon Express, Dillon has worked as a substitute teacher at Heathwood as well as served as a lead counselor in Heathwood's summer camps.  He is serving as our Interim Summer Director.

 

Enrichment Activities

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Enrichment Activities provide a variety of exciting options for your child without ever leaving campus. These programs are offered in the fall and spring semesters and typically meet once a week for 30-60 minutes for roughly 10-13 weeks. Some examples of Enrichment Activities include Tennis, Chess, Minecraft, Dance, Running, Sports Skills, Yoga and more. Registration for these fee-based programs is run through UltraCamp.

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