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Civil War Battlefield Tour: Cancelled

As a port city and railroad hub, Memphis was an important target during the Civil War, and important battles were waged for her control. Join American history teacher Kenneth Read and Athletic Director Kenny Shackleford as we explore the battlefields of Shiloh, Ft. Henry, and Ft. Donelson. Campers will hike about 8 miles each day, and two nights will be spent camping near the battlefields. Parents are welcome to join us on this overnight adventure around West Tennessee.

As we explore the battlefields, we’ll also be exploring the men who fought there and the vibrant spiritual life that they had. When they were in the “valley of the shadow of death,” where did they find their comfort (Psalm 23)? When “mortal enemies surround me,” who was the constant source of hope (Psalm 17)? Daily devotionals will explore the heart and hope of the greatest biblical military man, King David.

  • Schedule for the week:
  • Monday, 9:00-12:00: In class lecture and discussion of pre-readings
  • Tuesday, 7:30 a.m.– Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.: overnight camping trip to the Land Between the Lakes (Ft. Henry and Ft. Donelson)
  • Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–Friday, 3:00 p.m.: overnight camping trip to Shiloh and Big Hill Pond
Field Trip Policy

Field trips provide an excellent learning opportunity to see real life applications. They are an integral part of many of Westminster Academy summer camps.

By registering for the camp, parents are giving permission for the child to ride in school-provided transportation. This also authorizes medical treatment to be given to the student in case of injury.

All students must comply with the July 1, 2004 Tennessee Child Restraint Law when attending a field trip. For all ages a seat belt is required for every passenger.

The behavioral standards that apply to campers on campus also apply to participants in field trips.

  • Kenneth Read & Kenny Shackleford
  • June 8-12
  • Rising 6th and up, parents welcome
  • $395

 

Outdoor Challenge 2020: Cancelled 

Come join us for an exciting adventure in East Tennessee where we will experience God’s creation up close. God’s word has a lot to say about His creation. As we engage in a variety of activities and challenges together, we will apply Scripture to what we learn about the outdoors and each other. 

  • Activities will include:
  • High ropes course
  • Caving in a wild cave
  • Rappelling
  • Paddling training/Zip line
  • Duckie trip down the Upper Hiwassee
  • Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River

We will camp at Camp Lookout in Lookout Mountain, TN, and Gee Creek Campground in Reliance, TN.Campers are responsible for bringing clothes, personal items, and sleeping bag. Campers need to pack a lunch for the first day, and need money for lunch on return trip.

Field Trip Policy

Field trips provide an excellent learning opportunity to see real life applications. They are an integral part of many of Westminster Academy summer camps.

By registering for the camp, parents are giving permission for the child to ride in school-provided transportation. This also authorizes medical treatment to be given to the student in case of injury.

All students must comply with the July 1, 2004 Tennessee Child Restraint Law when attending a field trip. For all ages a seat belt is required for every passenger.

The behavioral standards that apply to campers on campus also apply to participants in field trips.

  • Kenny Shackleford & Stephanie Chester
  • July 10-15, 8:00 a.m. Friday- 3:00 p.m. Wednesday
  • Rising 9th-12th
  • $595