Elementary & MS

Camps are for all Elementary and Middle School students unless stated otherwise. That includes Rising 1st years through Middle School.

Early Bird (8am – 9am) – $40 After Camp Cool Down (4pm – 5:30pm) – $60

Week 1: June 11-15

CANCELED Amazing Athletes Training Academy (9am – 1pm)
The Training Academy is a non-competitive sports-based cross training program designed to keep older children active and engaged through advanced physical fitness challenges and interactive sports skills lessons. Individual physical abilities can vary significantly within this age group, so we are careful to make sure each class is still taught with progression. Each Training Academy class integrates strength training, speed & conditioning, advanced partner-based motor-skill training activities and team-based endurance challenges.
Caroline Jerger ($180)

Scrapbooking (All day, 9am – 4pm)
Here is a chance to get all of your pictures together and put them in your own scrapbook. We will be creating a book of memories to last a lifetime. Bring in your pictures of past vacations, family holidays, even the family pet, and we can create a place to keep them in a personalized book. We will be taking a field trip to a local store one day to get inspiration, ideas and materials if needed. You are welcome to bring a camera and we’ll make new memories of our week together.
Cathy Adams ($330)

Community Service (All Day, 9am – 4pm)
Join Mr. Tosco for a week of important and gratifying work. MSR embodies the value of community service and this camp is a great way for you to be a part of something special. Learn how community service can change the world and leave your legacy while having a great time. Campers will have the opportunity to make a difference on campus and off as they take daily field trips into their community. Students will be able to track their time and receive community service credits.
Justin Tosco ($330)

Science Palooza! (All Day, 9am – 4pm)
Join us for an exciting, project-based exploration of all things science! We will spend our mornings learning about the exciting worlds of chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, and meteorology. In the afternoons, we will roll up our sleeves and feed your scientific curiosity with hands-on projects and experiments.
Kimm Horvath ($330)

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Week 2: June 18-22

Card Making (All day, 9am – 4pm)
Students will be able to make their own “all occasion card” collection that will be used all year round. A variety of techniques and materials will be used as well as learning how to use the Cricut machine, giving your cards a professional look.
Cathy Adams ($330)

Kids Just Want to Have Fun (All Day, 9am – 4pm)
This camp is for all those kids who love the snack bar, playing arcade games and winning cheap plastic prizes and for the parents that don’t really want to take them there. Bring some pocket money, get on the bus and have some FUN! We will travel to places like Chuck E. Cheese’s, Adventure Landing, Monkey Joe’s, the movie theater, bowling and Emerald Point or King’s Dominion. Be warned! There will be sugary snacks and cheap plastic chotchkies!
Laura Morrison and Chris Keown ($400)

Ball is Life (All Day, 9am – 4pm)
Campers of all skill levels are welcome in this full day basketball camp. The camp is designed for the young athletes who want to learn and grow in the game of basketball. Coach Justin Tosco will provide instruction as well as fun games that the athletes are sure to love! Campers will have the chance to improve their fundamentals, scrimmage, and take field trips to learn more about the sport.
Justin Tosco ($330)

Outdoor Adventures with Greg Dahlin (2-Week Camp) (All day, 9am – 4pm)(June 18-22 & 25-29)
Come along on a dynamic experience that will inspire and challenge the adventurer in you. Greg is an experienced outdoorsman, naturalist, and a trained wilderness first-responder with a passion for connecting young people to the wonders of the natural world. During this 2-week program, participants will engage in backcountry and primitive skill work and will plan a 3 or 4 day wilderness adventure to apply and extend their learning in our own North Carolina mountains. The length and details of the trek will be determined by the goals, experience levels, and abilities of the group. Teambuilding and outdoor leadership work, as well as vital skill work and planning, take place during both weeks. Students will have an opportunity to learn about essential backpacking gear and equipment, Leave No Trace ethics, shelter, fire building, backcountry cooking, wilderness first aid, hiking and orienteering, natural history and mountain ecology, and they will experience first-hand the natural wonders of our home state. All interested participants must therefore attend both weeks before heading out on our mountain adventure. This program is open to students ages 10 and up. Space is limited, so please sign up early.
Greg Dahlin ($700) (2-week camp)(June 18-22 & 25-29)

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Week 3: June 25-29

Exploring Mechanical Engineering (9am – 1pm)(Rising 2nd – 5th grade)
Discover firsthand the exciting world of mechanical engineering! Learn about simple machines,
experiment with sound waves, and explore gravity, buoyancy, energy, work, and friction. Design roller
coasters, build catapults, and construct a crash-test vehicle. If you like things that move, hurling ping
pong balls, and crashing into walls, this class is for you! Plus, Techsplorers’ 7-to-1 student-teacher ratio ensures personalized instruction and plenty of one-on-one time for your child.
Techsplorers ($180)

CANCELED Intro to Piano (9am – 1pm)
Are you interested in learning to play piano? Students will learn to play several famous folk songs. We will explore the basic elements of playing piano through learning proper hand and posture technique, playing rhythm games and reading music. This camp is designed for beginners with no experience needed.
Craig Hanemann ($180)

Exploring Electrical Engineering (1pm – 4pm)(Rising 2nd – 5th grade)
Discover firsthand the exciting world of electrical engineering! Learn how DC motors work, explore
insulators and conductors, and investigate static electricity. Create electromagnets, build potato
batteries, and design circuits. If you like activities that light up and buzz, this class is for you! Plus, Techsplorers’ 7-to-1 student-teacher ratio ensures personalized instruction and plenty of one-on-one
time for your child.
Techsplorers ($150)

Lower Elementary Theater (1pm – 4pm)(Rising 1st through 3rd grade ONLY)
Join us for fairy tales, folktales, and fun in the Theater Suite! There will be dress up, art, and face painting! You will experience the full production of a play and perform on the last day of camp.
Jill Stafford ($150)

Community Service (All Day, 9am – 4pm)
Join Mr. Tosco for a week of important and gratifying work. MSR embodies the value of community service and this camp is a great way for you to be a part of something special. Learn how community service can change the world and leave your legacy while having a great time. Campers will have the opportunity to make a difference on campus and off as they take daily field trips into their community. Students will be able to track their time and receive community service credits.
Justin Tosco ($330)

Kids Just Want to Have Fun (All Day, 9am – 4pm)
This camp is for all those kids who love the snack bar, playing arcade games and winning cheap plastic prizes and for the parents that don’t really want to take them there. Bring some pocket money, get on the bus and have some FUN! We will travel to places like Chuck E. Cheese’s, Adventure Landing, Monkey Joe’s, the movie theater, bowling and Emerald Point or King’s Dominion. Be warned! There will be sugary snacks and cheap plastic chotchkies!
Laura Morrison and Chris Keown ($400)

Week 4: July 9-13

TGA Tennis camp (9am – 1pm)
Each day will include station-based instruction on different types of shots, fundamental drills, play-based formats, rules & etiquette, as well as games, prizes and lots of fun! Students do not need to have their own racquet. TGA provides all equipment, including kids-sized racquets!
TGA Staff ($180)

STEM Challenge with LEGO® Materials (1 – 4pm)
Gear up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: forklifts, houseboats, mini golf courses, and the London Tower Bridge. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.
PlayWell ($150)

CANCELED Upper Elementary Musical Theater (9am – 4pm)(Rising 4th through 6th ONLY)
Who likes to sing? Who likes to dance? Who likes to just have some good theater fun? We will choose, produce, and perform a short musical. Musicals have something for everyone!
Jill Stafford ($330)

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Week 5: July 16-20

Exploring Civil Engineering (9am – 1pm)(Rising 2nd – 5th grade)
Discover firsthand the exciting world of civil engineering! Learn which shapes are the strongest and
how to survive an earthquake. Design and construct towers, bridges, and cantilevers, and explore the
forces of tension, compression, torsion, bending, and shear. If you like to build, this class is for you!
Plus, Techsplorers’ 7-to-1 student-teacher ratio ensures personalized instruction and plenty of one-on-one time for your child.
Techsplorers ($180)

CANCELED Intro to Piano (9am – 1pm)
Are you interested in learning to play piano? Students will learn to play several famous folk songs. We will explore the basic elements of playing piano through learning proper hand and posture technique, playing rhythm games and reading music. This camp is designed for beginners with no experience needed.
Craig Hanemann ($180)

Exploring Aerospace Engineering (1pm – 4pm)(Rising 2nd – 5th grade)
Discover firsthand the exciting world of aerospace engineering! Learn about Newton and his laws of
motion, investigate how airplanes fly, and explore the forces of lift, weight, thrust, and drag. Design
parachutes, build hot air balloons, and launch bottle rockets. If you like activities that zoom and fly, this class is for you! Plus, Techsplorers’ 7-to-1 student-teacher ratio ensures personalized instruction and plenty of one-on-one time for your child.
Techsplorers ($150)

Lower Elementary Musical Theater (All Day, 9am – 4pm)(Rising 1st through 3rd grade ONLY)
Who likes to sing? Who likes to dance? Who likes to just have some good theater fun? We will choose, produce, and perform a short musical. Musicals have something for everyone!
Jill Stafford ($330)

Ride and Write (All Day, 9am – 4pm)
Campers will get on the bus in the morning and head out for fun and adventure. These mini trips might include a hike around a lake, a tour of the museum or even a visit to the bowling alley. After lunch, students will learn writing skills by writing about their morning adventures. It’s a great way to have a ton of fun and sharpen your writing skills.
Justin Tosco ($400)

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Week 6: July 23-27

Face Painting (9am – 1pm)
Campers will practice creating characters with stage makeup. They will create a portfolio of works for future reference.
Jill Stafford ($180)

TGA Tennis camp (9am – 1pm)
Each day will include station-based instruction on different types of shots, fundamental drills, play-based formats, rules & etiquette, as well as games, prizes and lots of fun! Students do not need to have their own racquet. TGA provides all equipment, including kids-sized racquets!
TGA Staff ($180)

Theater (1pm – 4pm)(ALL Elementary ages welcome)
Join us for fairy tales, folktales, and fun in the Theater Suite! There will be dress up, art, and face painting! You will experience the full production of a play and perform on the last day of camp.
Jill Stafford ($150)

Ball is Life (All Day, 9am – 4pm)
Campers of all skill levels are welcome in this full day basketball camp. The camp is designed for the young athletes who want to learn and grow in the game of basketball. Coach Justin Tosco will provide instruction as well as fun games that the athletes are sure to love! Campers will have the chance to improve their fundamentals, scrimmage, and take field trips to learn more about the sport.
Justin Tosco ($330)

Moving On Up! (All Day, 9am – 4pm) (Rising 1st graders)
This camp is designed for Children’s House students moving up to Lower Elementary. Children will be exposed to an Elementary classroom and how it runs. They will have a week to learn the rules, explore the materials, have fun learning about community building and become comfortable with their surroundings. The first day of actual school will be a breeze!
Mary-Anna Arnold ($330)

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Week 7: July 30-August 3

Exploring Aerospace Engineering (9am – 1pm)(Rising 2nd – 5th grade)
Discover firsthand the exciting world of aerospace engineering! Learn about Newton and his laws of
motion, investigate how airplanes fly, and explore the forces of lift, weight, thrust, and drag. Design
parachutes, build hot air balloons, and launch bottle rockets. If you like activities that zoom and fly, this class is for you! Plus, Techsplorers’ 7-to-1 student-teacher ratio ensures personalized instruction and plenty of one-on-one time for your child.
Techsplorers ($180)

CHANGED Ultimate Football Experience (9am – 1pm)
The Ultimate Football Experience will be an all-encompassing interactive camp where participants will take part in football-related experiences in order to promote the game of football by featuring educational and recreational activities in a safe and fun environment. This experience will be enriched with going-out experiences, and fantasy-related online games. The camp will NOT go to the NFL training camp. Friday will be a regular 9am to 1pm day.
Justin Tosco ($180)

Exploring Chemistry (1pm – 4pm)(Rising 2nd – 5th grade)
Discover firsthand the exciting world of chemistry and chemical engineering! Experiment with acids and
bases and learn how to make a pH indicator out of simple household ingredients. Make invisible ink,
create bubbles, explore the amazing properties of polymers, learn how to identify chemicals, and use
the power of science to investigate a crime scene and find the culprit. If you like things that fizz and
mixing up colorful concoctions, this class is for you! Plus, Techsplorers’ 7-to-1 student-teacher ratio
ensures personalized instruction and plenty of one-on-one time for your child.
Techsplorers ($150)

Stage Makeup (9am – 4pm)
Students will explore techniques such as aging, period styles, and special effects. Students will create a portfolio of their work.
Jill Stafford ($330)

CANCELED Community Service (All Day, 9am – 4pm) (Rising 7th grade and up)
Join Mr. Tosco for a week of important and gratifying work. MSR embodies the value of community service and this camp is a great way for you to be a part of something special. Learn how community service can change the world and leave your legacy while having a great time. Campers will have the opportunity to make a difference on campus and off as they take daily field trips into their community. Students will be able to track their time and receive community service credits.
Justin Tosco ($330)

Middle School Survival Camp (All Day, 9am – 4pm) (Rising Seventh Graders and NEW students)
This summer camp offers a taste of what our Middle School program is all about. If your child is a little anxious about moving up and out to the “other” campus, this camp will ease the transition and help him/her feel comfortable and right-at-home in their new learning environment! We will have a week-long middle school simulation experience. Your child will learn valuable study skills such as how to use a planner effectively, helpful homework tips, and note-taking techniques. Mini lessons will be taught in all of the middle school subject areas: English, Humanities, Spanish, Math and Science. We will delve into the mysterious world of advisors, and intersessions and occupations…oh my! Afternoons will be filled with art, music, drama, and cooking opportunities.
Mary Marino ($330)

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