Enrichment Day Camps
Our popular enrichment camps provide kids the opportunity to try cool new experiences on our amazing campus. Our camper to staff ratio also ensures that every child will have the opportunity to make the most out of summer.
Looking for other choices? Check our new electives in our Raider Days offerings here, including Science & Technology, Theater & Improv. (June sessions only) , Arts & Crafts, Cooking , and Outdoor Adventure (July sessions only)
Our 2017 enrichment programs include:
- Sun, Moon, and Stars Art Camp!
- Dance Camp
- Everyday Etiquette
- Intro to Digital Photography
- Theater Camp
- Day Walkabout Camp
SUN, MOON, AND STARS CAMP!
Join us as we reinvent these heavenly bodies through art! We’ll learn fun science facts while exploring both our outer and inner universes. Express your point of view using the sun, moon, and stars as inspiration. Through pottery, printmaking, drawing, and painting, you’ll be an art star as you bring home a new masterpiece every day.
DATES: July 24 - 28
TIMES: 9 am - noon
AGES: Boys and Girls rising 3rd - rising 5th grade
COST: $175 (+ materials fee of $20)
Baylor Summer Woodworking campers are excited to use equipment and tools in our well-equipped woodshop. They create their own projects from raw materials. They’ll learn how to use hand tools and some power tools. Campers build skills, such as how to safely use tools, learn how to get precise lines using squares, clamp their wood for cutting with hand saws, and learn the importance of measuring twice before you make a cut. Projects may include birdhouses, cutting boards, coasters, bookends and boxes.
Working in a fun and supportive atmosphere, students also practice problem-solving mistakes so they can successfully complete their projects.
Dates: July 17 – 21
Times: 9 am – 3 pm (lunch is included)
Ages: Rising 5th – rising 8th grade
Price: $275 (+ $25 materials fee)
Join us for a fun-filled dance camp and get a taste of all that Baylor Dance has to offer! Led by Baylor dance instructor, Elizabeth Cox Roemer , students will study a variety of techniques including ballet, modern and jazz/hip-hop. Campers will also have opportunities to create their own movement studies. Dancers will love learning many different styles in a positive, enriching atmosphere. So kick up your heels and get ready to have a great time! A special friends and family showcase will take place on the final Friday of camp
What to bring:
Comfortable clothes to dance in:
Dance pants or shorts
Leotard and tights
Everyday Etiquette | July 17 - 21
Camp learning includes:
Where to go for drop off and pick up
June 6-9 | 9 am - 11:30 am
ages rising 5th - rising 8th grades
Students in this class will produce a themed, composite (made of multiple images) self-portrait while learning both basic photography and lighting skills, as well as Photoshop™ techniques for selection, masking, and adding visual elements.
June 19 - 23 | Ages: 8 - 13, boys and girls, weight limit 120 lbs.
Camp Times: 9 a.m - 4 p.m.
Travel Times 8:30 – 9 a.m.; 4 pm - 4:30 pm
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE!This exciting introduction to sailing takes place at the Privateer Yacht Club on Lake Chickamauga and is designed for beginners who want to learn the fundamentals of sailing and those who have had some sailing experience and want to improve their technique. Each session will include land-based classroom learning (such as knots, the parts of a sailboat, steering into the wind and away from it, and how to rig the boat), as well as on the water instruction (including safety procedures, righting a swamped boat, sailing between points no matter what the wind direction, and refining individual techniques.) By the end of the week, you will have the knowledge and skill to guide your own boat around a marked course across the lake.
We will provide lunch each day.
Each camper who attends our sailing camp must know how to swim and be comfortable in the water. Part of the sailing experience is being able to “right” one’s overturned boat. Windy conditions make for powerful forces on a small boat, and this can be a fearful experience as one learns to control an Optimist sailboat. It is not a camp for those who aren’t already swimmers.
More information on our instructors:
Privateer Yacht Club will have two instructors who are US Sailing Certified Level One.
Steve George (McCallie School, ret.) is US Sailing Certified and has supervised the McCallie Sailing Program for many years. Steve is very interested in teaching the fundamentals of sailing to lots of kids and has signed on to assist with the Baylor program this year.
Lucas Kindervater will also work as coach and will be US Sailing Certified before our sessions begin. Lucas is presently a student at UT. He grew up in The Virgin Islands and actively raced in Opti Prams.
WHAT TO BRING:
Each camper must bring their own life jacket (Type 3 is preferable: three straps across the front). The life jacket should fit snugly and not be oversized. Vests must be worn while sailing, swimming, and walking the docks.
Each camper must have appropriate footwear. Aquasocks or other shoes than can easily get wet are highly recommended for sailing camp. (NO SANDALS PLEASE – ALL SHOES MUST HAVE A CLOSED TOE!)
Wear a swim suit along with shorts and a t-shirt
Sunscreen (remember to apply before camp)
Aquasocks or shoe that can get wet. (NO SANDALS PLEASE – ALL SHOES MUST HAVE A CLOSED TOE!)
Water bottle that can be carries on the boat
Camp will meet each day, Monday through Friday, rain, shine or no wind.
Note: it might be a good idea to check for chiggers or ticks at the end of each day, for we will be in an outdoor environment.
WHERE TO GO:
Starting at 8 a.m., please bring your camper to WEEKS Hall, Classroom 101. The bus will depart EXACTLY at 8:30 am.
The bus will arrive back on Baylor’s Campus between 4 - 4:15 p.m. Please meet (and sign your child out) in the same location as morning drop off.
Each camper will receive a Baylor Sailing Camp t-shirt.
RULES AND REGULATIONS:
Because safety is the foundation of our whole camp, it is imperative that each camper follows our guidelines to the letter. Should we have a problem in this area or another, we will phone the parent and ask that the child be picked up at the Privateer Yacht Club by noon. A continuing problem could mean dismissal from the sailing camp.
Baylor's Sailing Camp will take place at Privateer Yacht Club on Lake Chickamauga. Click here for directions to Privateer Yacht club.
rising 3-8th grade | 9 am - 3 pm | $285
June 12 - 16
Wrangle up your talent and rassle up some bad guys during this hilarious week of spoofing The Old West! This one-week, full-day camp provides a fun and unique theatre experience for rising 3rd-7th grade students. Campers rotate through acting, music, and movement daily. Our week concludes with a final camp day performance for family and friends.
Where to go:
Week 1: June 26 - 30 | rising 3rd - 6th grade
Week 2: July 24 - 28 | rising 5th - 8th grade
$285 / week
Monday and Friday: 9 am - noon
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Comfortable clothes that can get wet
a change of dry clothes
shoes to stay dry (sneakers or lightweight hiking shoes)
shoes to get wet
EXAMPLE: Chacos, Teva, Water Socs, Old Sneakers etc...(required for swimming; will be used each day)
(Optional): Sunglasses with leash
Where to go:
Pick up: At 4 p.m. (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) and at noon (Monday and Friday), please pick up and sign out your child at the same location as morning drop off.
- GRAMMAR CAMP FOR CURRENT BAYLOR STUDENTS | Rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grades
- MATH FOR CURRENT BAYLOR STUDENTS | Rising 6th grade
- ART FOR CURRENT BAYLOR STUDENTS | Rising 6th, 7th and 8th grades
Baylor Grammar Camp 2017
These are short summer classes for Baylor upper school students (new or returning). The purpose of the classes is to provide a concentrated focus on grammatical structures as a way to help students write correctly and perform effectively both in class and on college entrance tests. Students will work with a variety of apps on their iPads to reinforce their own understanding of concepts as well as the understanding of other students. Classes will last from 10:00 a.m. – noon (with a break and snacks halfway through). There will be no homework.
Week #1. Grammar, Usage, and Standardized Tests (for students entering 10th and 11th grades). The class will focus on such concepts as subject-verb and noun-pronoun agreement, parallelism, correct use of apostrophes and commas, errors involving pronouns and modifiers, sentence errors, and other concepts tested on the English section of the ACT and the Writing Skills sections of the PSAT and SAT. Monday-Friday, July 24 - 28
Week #2: Essentials of Grammar and Punctuation (for students entering 9th, 10th, and 11th grades). The class will focus on subjects, verbs, complements, phrases, clauses, sentences, comma rules, and rules involving other punctuation. Monday-Friday, June 31 – Aug 4
Registration is required in advance; the course is limited to 30 students per week. To register, click here (select the Current Baylor Students heading to register)
Cost: $100 per week.
Students may join the sessions online. Cost: $25 per week. To register for the online session, click here (select the Current Baylor Students heading to register)
August 1 - 4
9 am - 11:30 am
Get ready for the upcoming year by attending this review session. Through engaging games and activities, participants will strengthen their basic math skills and knowledge of operations with fractions and decimals. Participants will gain confidence while having lots of fun!
POP and POUR Art
First, we’ll find inspiration in the artworks of Andy Warhol to create prints of your favorite luminaries or celebrities.
We’ll also create 3-D pour paintings inspired by Holton Rower. You’ll learn some basic woodworking techniques to create your own tower. Then, you’ll have a blast pouring, pooling and mixing long rivers of paint to create your own 3-D painting. This delightful and sensual one of a kind experience is not to be missed!
DATES: July 31 - August 4
TIMES: 9 am - 3 pm
AGES: boys and girls rising 6th - rising 8th grade
Cost: $275 (+ $25 materials fee)