Summer Camp

2017 Guide to Westminster Summer Camps

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Find out more about camps being offered, payment, and enrollment below!

A note from the director

Westminster Academy is pleased to announce the following camps for this coming summer. There are a wide range of camps offered for Lower and Upper School students. So, decide what kind of fun your child would like to have and sign up!

Let’s get ready for summer!

Anne Leigh Garrett, Summer Camp Director

Who can attend?

Anyone! We have camps for rising K-12th graders.

How do I enroll my child?

Turn in your camper’s completed sign up form, liability waiver form and non-refundable $50.00 deposit to secure a spot for each camp. Deposits will go towards paying the full camp fee and should be turned in, with camper forms, to the main school office labled attn: Summer Camp.

How do I pay?

Payments can be made by check or FACTS payment. If paying by check, write separate checks for each camp with the camper’s name and camp name in the “memo” section. If paying by FACTS, choose the FACTS payment choice on the camper’s sign up form. Turn in all completed forms and checks to Kathryn Walker in the WA office. 

What should I expect the week of camp?

All campers will need to bring their own water bottle and be dressed in comfortable play clothes. Please avoid short shorts, mid-rise shirts, and inappropriate graphics on T-shirts. Items brought to camp should be clearly labeled with the camper’s name.

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Co-ed Basketball Camp
Ages: 7-10 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. & 10-13 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
When:Every Tuesday and Thursday the month of June
Cost: $80.00
Coaches: Jeremy Martin & Randy Chapman
Westminster Athletics, partnered with Ridgeway Baptist Church, is offering basketball camps to teach/improve the fundamental movements of basketball. Through drills and competitive games, campers learn the individual skills of dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, defensive and offense moves. All campers receive a camp t-shirt.

Art Scouts Camp
Ages: Rising 2nd-6th graders
When: M-F, June 5-9, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Cost: $150.00 (Supplies provided)
Teachers: Mrs. Tirzah Rhodes, Grammar School Art Teacher
Come earn your Earth, Wind, and Fire badges! The goal of the week is to have fun and reinforce skills learned in the classroom. “Art Scouts” will build their artistic skills using new media and techniques in a week-long project and short, daily activities.

EEK!  Meet Me at the Mouse House
Ages: Rising 1st-3rd graders
When: M-F, June 12-16th, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Cost: $150.00 (Supplies provided)
Teacher: Anne Leigh Garrett, WA Second Grade Teacher & Camp Director
After reading stories about our favorite mice in books including Weekend with Wendell and Owen by Kevin Henkes, and many more, we write and illustrate our own books about mice, as well as other art projects. We also enjoy daily cheese tastings where we compare, record, and graph each kind!  EEK!

POP!
Ages: Rising 1st-4th graders
When: M-F, June 12-16, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $150.00 (Supplies provided)
Teacher: Anne Leigh Garrett, WA Second Grade Teacher & Camp Director
Ever wonder how many different things you can do with bubbles?  In this camp, we will find out!  We’ll read lots of books, make art using real bubbles, and discover how to make our own bubbles to blow each day!  Come join the fun — it’ll make you just POP!

Bumbletees Summer Craft Camp
Ages: Rising 2nd-6th graders
When: Tuesday-Friday, June 20-23, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Cost: $200 (Supplies provided with all new projects)
Teachers:  Andrea Baker and Jan Hayes, Bumbletees owners &      Westminster Academy parents
Bumbletees Summer Craft Camp for Kids is the perfect place for your budding designer or avid little crafter to have tons of fun at Westminster Academy this summer.  Each day, kids learn the fundamentals of a different crafting technique to make a wide variety of handmade projects.

Musical Theatre Camp
Ages: Rising 4th-8th graders
When: M-F, June 19-23, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Cost: $150.00 (Includes music & t-shirt)
Teacher: Mrs. Christy Young, Westminster Academy Choir Director
This fun-filled camp includes drama, singing, and dancing.  Campers will present a musical performance on Friday morning that all parents are invited to attend.  Learning how to use the gifts and talents God has given us to help spread His love is the main focus of the week!

I Love My Mummy Camp
Ages: Rising 1st-3rd graders.
When: M-F, June 26-30, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $150.00 (Supplies provided)
Teacher: Anne Leigh Garrett, WA Second Grade Teacher & Camp Director
From fascinating pharaohs, mysteries of the Nile, and everything in between, join Ms. Garrett (aka the crazy camel lady) as she reads, crafts, eats, and navigates her way through Egypt. Who knows, you and your mummy may even be able to walk like an Egyptian!

Art Meets Science in Leonardo Da Vinci Camp
Ages: Rising 2nd -6th graders
When:  M-F, June 26-30, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Cost: $185.00 (Supplies & snack provided with all new projects)
Teachers:  Jocelyn Collins, Upper School Art Teacher & Mary Read, Upper School Science
We will look at sketchbooks by Leonardo da Vinci and learn the importance of creativity in science, math, and art. Using several mediums to illustrate in our own sketchbooks, we will make observations of the world around us through experiments and through other fun activities.

Zumba and Prepare a Healthy Snack
Ages: 2nd-6th grade girls
When:  M-F, July 10-14, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Cost: $150.00 (Supplies provided)
Teachers:  Mary Read, MA, RD, LDN
Come dance with us! We will break routines down step by step and prepare a healthy snack together while talking about nutrition.  On Friday, the campers will perform their four routines for their families and bring home their recipes and nutrition information.

Ezra Jack Keats
Ages: Rising 2nd-4th graders
When: M-F, July 10-14th, 1:00p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $150.00 (Supplies provided)
Teacher: Anne Leigh Garrett, WA Second Grade Teacher & Camp Director
Ezra Jack Keats, author of Peter’s Chair, Snowy Day and A Letter to Amy, is considered one of the most important children’s authors and illustrators in America. Join Ms. Garrett to read, explore through art, and create a take home masterpiece!

Lego Camp
Ages: Rising K-3rd graders
When: M-F, July 17-21, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Cost: $150.00 (Supplies provided)
Teacher: Mrs. Mandy Cantrell, Grammar School Athletics
Does your child love to play with Legos? Lego camp will teach campers about creative expression, working together, and problem solving, all in a fun environment! Access to thousands of Legos will allow campers to illustrate a story they write (with help), with time to free build while learning about our God and the importance of building on His firm foundation.

Co-ed Basketball Camp
Ages: 10-13
When: Every Tuesday and Thursday the month of June from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $80.00
Coaches: Jeremy Martin & Randy Chapman
Westminster Athletics, partnered with Ridgeway Baptist Church, is offering basketball camps to teach/improve the fundamental movements of basketball. Through drills and competitive games, campers learn the individual skills of dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding, defensive and offense moves. All campers receive a camp t-shirt.

ACT Camp
Ages: Rising juniors and seniors
When: M-F, June 5-9, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $150 (Includes materials & daily snack)
Teachers: Mary Read, Science; Jannica Gregory, English  and Reading; &  Maylon Jones, Math
Join us for an ACT prep class.  This class will include a notebook full of materials and practice tests.  Each day students will spend time working on strategies for one section of the test.  On Friday, students will take a full timed practice test in preperation for the official ACT on June 10th.

Strength &  Speed summer workout camp
Ages: Co-ed rising 7th-12th graders
When: MWF- 9:00-11:00 a.m.        Session 1- June 5 – June 30     Session 2- July 10 – Aug 4
Cost: Individual session: $100, Both Sessions-$150
Coach: Jeremy Martin, Westminster Academy Director of Athletics
The athletic department will be conducting summer strength and speed camps during two month-long morning sessions aimed at increasing strength, speed, agility, quickness, and flexibility.

Consilience, the Unity of Art and Science
Ages: Rising juniors and seniors
When: M-F June 26-30, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $200 (Supplies & snack provided with all new projects)
Teachers: Jocelyn Collins, Upper School Art Teacher & Mary Read, Upper School Science Teacher
We will spend the week exploring the fusion between art and science just as the renaissance men like Leonardo da Vinci did.  Taking our cues from his journals and studies of form, we will look at the proportions in human anatomy, architecture, and the natural world while discussing beauty and if it can be measured. Using various mediums, campers will end the week with several completed projects.  A snack will be provided each day.

Bumbletees Upper School Craft Camp
Ages: Rising 7th-12th
When: MW, July 24 & 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost: $60.00 (Supplies included)
Teachers: Andrea Baker and Jan Hayes, owners of Bumbletees & Westminster Academy parents
Bumbletees Upper School Craft Camp is the perfect place for budding designers or avid crafters.  Each day, campers learn the fundamentals of a different crafting technique to make a wide variety of handmade projects.

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