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. Our enrichment programs include:

AVA Art

Camp Dates and Time:

AVA Art Camp | June 3 – July 26 | ages vary per camp

Drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and printmaking are just a few of the exciting art activities children will experience this summer.

AVA’s Art Camp offers week long in-depth classes led by professional artists that cover a range of topics in 2-D and 3-D art. A variety of age-appropriate classes with a different focus are offered throughout June and July.
 
Session 1 / June 9 -13
Creature Features/ Ages 8-9
Sarah Cardillo-Nichols/Doug Boals
Using paint, sculpture, and collage, students will use their imagination to create unique creatures and tell a story through art.


Session 2 / June 16 - 20
Picture This/Ages 6-7
Kimerlen Moore/Maria Cardillo
Using painting, collage, and printmaking techniques, children will explore the art of portraits as well as create stories through visual art.

Session 3 / June 23-27

Mini Masters/Ages 4-5
Kimerlen Moore
This session will introduce children to the fundamentals of the visual language, such as line, color and shape. Participants will get a chance to create their very own masterpieces.

Session 4 / July 7 - 11
Expressions and Impressions /Ages 10-11
Doug Boals/ Jake Kelley
Students will learn about the magic of color, collage, painting, and found object sculpture.

Session 5 / July 14-18
Don’t Fence Me In / Ages 8-9
Maria Cardillo/Jake Kelley
Utilizing drawing and painting techniques, participants will learn about color and composition by illustrating their imagination.

 

Session 6 / July 21-25

Wild Things / Ages 6-7
Sarah Cardillo Nichols/Doug Boals
Using cardboard boxes and brightly colored paint, children will create animal totems. Students will explore found sculpture, various painting experiments, and printmaking.

Cost:

Full Day Programs: $225 (non-AVA members) | $185 (AVA members) 
Half Day Programs (4&5 years): $125 (Non-AVA members) | $95 (AVA members)
For more information about AVA Arts, please visit www.avarts.org

Additional Information:
Where to go:
Drop Off: at 9 a.m., please follow the signs to the Ireland Arts Building.  
Pick up: For full day campers, please pick up and sign your child out at the same location as morning drop off between 3:45 and 4 pm
For half day campers (children 4 &5 years old), please pick up and sign your child out at the same location as morning drop off at noon.

Baylor Art

Week 1
Eco-Friendly Art Camp | July 14 - 18 | 7 - 12 years | Coed
9 a.m. - noon | $175
Art comes to life with a new twist! This camp will incorporate lessons focusing on a special awareness of using and re-using everyday materials, and creating eco-friendly “upcycling” art with a new purpose. Classes are led by Jan Cooper, artist and Baylor faculty member.
 
Week 2
ART-tivity Camp | July 21 - 25 | 7 - 12 years | Girls Only 
9 a.m. - noon | $175
Girls will bust the summer boredom streak in this ART-tivity Camp. Cool projects include jewelry design and greeting card creation, plus some sewing and creative painting techniques. Classes are led by Jan Cooper, artist and Baylor faculty member.
Additional Information:
 

Where to go: 

Drop Off: Starting at 9 a.m. each morning, please follow the signs to the Ireland Arts Building.  
Pick up:  Please meet (and sign your camper out) at the same location as morning drop off.

Chess

Baylor Chess Camp | June 16 - 20 | Ages 9-14 
9 a.m.-noon | $150

 

Join Baylor instructor and coach TJ Reap and members of the Baylor chess club to soak in strategic lectures, practice drills, and lots of play in several types of tournaments, including regular, blitz, and bughouse. Handouts for home study will be provided for the students.  Chess play will alternate with sessions outside, in the gym, and the pool.
What to bring: 
Snack
Swimsuit and towel (will not be used every day)
Where to go:
Drop off: At 9 a.m., please meet in the student center.
Pick up: at noon, please meet and sign your camper out at the same location as morning drop off.

CSI: Baylor

CSI: Baylor | July 21-25* | 9 a.m. – noon
10 – 14 years | $175

 **Please note the date change**

Like real-life forensic scientists, campers will observe carefully, organize, and record data, think critically, and conduct simple tests to solve crimes like theft, vandalism, water pollution and more!

Additional information:
Where to go:
Drop Off:  At 9 a.m., each morning, please follow the signs to Weeks Science building. Pick up:  Please meet (and sign your camper out) at the same location as morning drop off. 

Dance

July 7 - 11| 9 am - noon
7 - 12 years | $175
Dance camp provides a safe and fun environment for children to express their creativity. Through tools such as story play, creative movement, theater games, script work and improvisation campers will begin to build a foundation for dance and drama.

 

Additional Information:
What to Bring:
Dress in loose comfortable clothing – shorts and t-shirts
Sneakers with non-marking soles
A water bottle / sports drink
Where to go:
Drop Off:  At 9 a.m., please follow the signs to Roddy Theater and Performance Hall.  
Pick up:  Please meet (and sign your camper out) at the same location as morning drop off.

Everyday Etiquette

Everyday Etiquette | July 7 - 11
9 am – noon | 9 – 14 years | $175
 
EVERYDAY ETIQUETTE CAMP
Based on the popular Everyday Etiquette After School Program, Everyday Etiquette Camp is five days of confidence building social skill learning.  Hands on activities, games, role playing and excursions around Baylor’s beautiful campus make our time together fun and active. Emphasis is placed on laying a foundation of good manners and leadership skills. Campers will create a special keepsake during the week. Friday we will practice our week’s learning and celebrate our time together with a festive luncheon. 

Camp learning includes:
How to be a great host and guest (sleepovers, parties & other social occasions)
Table manners at home and out
Minding Your Digital Manners- cell phone, social media and email
Thank you notes and invitations
Being a good friend
Dealing with adults respectfully
Two fun line dances including dance etiquette
Out & About Manners 
Making introductions, conversation, first impressions
The importance of a confident speaking voice, eye contact and positive body language
Listening skills

 

Camp Parent comments:
“Thank you making our “diamond in the rough” a bit more polished! My friends actually noticed he is more polite after attending your camp. ”

 

“Your camp increased my daughter’s sense of self confidence and I love that you included posture and table manners. She actually told me that she would feel much more comfortable talking to teachers and parents now that she had taken your course. I greatly appreciate all you’ve done!” 
 

Additional Information:   

Where to go for drop off and pick up 

Drop off: At 9 a.m., follow the signs to Weeks Science Building.  Camp will meet in Weeks 100.  
Pick up: At noon, please pick up and sign out your camper at the same location as morning drop off. 

AVA Film Camps

AVA Summer Film Institute

Become a director, set designer, writer or videographer with these three exciting programs for summer 2013. Presented by the Association for Visual Arts (AVA) and Baylor School, these enrichment programs will introduce you to the art of filmmaking! These four, weeklong sessions will focus on short narrative video, creating a music video, cinematography and photography. These classes take place on Baylor’s campus with expert instruction by AVA artists.

Session 1/ June 9-13
Intro to Digital Photography/Ages 12-17
Instructor: Neely Hyde
Utilizing practical camera-based exercises, this course will provide beginning level digital SLR camera users with an understanding of exposure, depth of field, compositional theory and the use of light, color, pattern, and motion to create interesting photographs. Time will also be devoted to creative projects and class critiques.

 

Session 2/ June 16-20
Short Video 101 /Ages 12-17
Instructor: Jon-Michael Brown
“From Script to Screen: Making a Short Video” will focus on writing, directing and editing a video short. This class will introduce participants to the process of getting a short video made, from the idea phase, through production and editing, post-production and beyond.

 

Session 3/ June 23-27
Music Video 101 /Ages 12-17
Instructor: Jon-Michael Brown
Learn how to create a music video from start to finish. Lighting, sound, sets and videography are just a few of the areas students will explore in this one-week class.

 

Camp Dates and Time:
Dates (see above) | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 12 – 17 years
Cost:     $250 (non-AVA members) | $200 (AVA members)
For more information about AVA Arts, please visit www.avarts.org
Additional Information:
Where to go:
Drop Off: At 9 a.m., please follow the signs to the Roddy 203.  
Pick up: Please meet (and sign your camper out) at the same location as morning drop off between 3:45 and 4 pm

Sailing

June 16-20 | Ages: 8 - 13, boys and girls, weight limit 120 lbs.
Camp Times: 9 a.m - 3:30 p.m.
Travel Times 8:30 – 9 a.m.; 3:30 – 4 pm
Cost: $300


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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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!)

Additional Equipment:
Towel
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:
DROP OFF:
Starting at 8 a.m., please bring your camper to the Student Center. The bus will depart EXACTLY at 8:30 am.

PICK UP:
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.

Theater

Theater Camp
July 21-25 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  | $275
Ages: 9 - 14 years


Baylor drama teacher and local artist Beth Gumnick will lead campers in a week long adventure of playwriting, performance, and productions. Campers will have a chance to explore their own ideas on stage as well as perform other scripted work throughout the week.  Morning sessions will be filled with classes and improve work, while afternoons will be filled with rehearsals.  

A final production will conclude the week on Friday, July 25 at 4 p.m.  All full day campers will participate.

 

More Information
What to Bring
Please wear comfortable clothing (shorts and t-shirts)
Tennis or flat-bottomed shoes
Water bottle
Snack

Where to go:
Drop Off:  At 9 a.m., please follow the signs to Roddy Theater. 
Pick up: Pick up and sign out your child at the same location as morning drop off. 

Walkabout (Day)

Walkabout Day Camp  

July 21 - 25; July 28 - Aug 1 | Times vary
9 – 14 years | $250 / week

What is Walkabout?  It’s an outdoor program that inspires Baylor students to be adventurous and now you can be part of the fun!  
Walkabout instructor Bett Adams ’02 and Nancy Seiters along with student instructors will work with campers in all aspects of our famous outdoor program.  Hiking, spelunking climbing and paddling are among the many activities.

More Information
What to Bring
Please wear comfortable athletic clothing (shorts and t-shirts)
Tennis or flat-bottomed shoes
Water bottle
Afternoon snack
Where to go:
Drop Off:  At 9 a.m., please follow the signs to the athletic field house.
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.

 

Cooking

Cooking Camp| July 14 - 18 | 9 am - noon 

9 - 14 years | $200  

Get hands-on training in creating culinary delights that will be super-easy to recreate at home! You will also visit Baylor's organic garden and learn about the benefits of using organic and local foods in your cooking. This camp covers the basics of cooking, while also mixing in a little math (ratios and fractions), and spicing up your nutrition knowledge. Parents: Please let us know if your child has any food allergies.

Where to go:
Drop Off: At 9 a.m. each morning, please follow the signs to Student Center.
Pick up: Please meet (and sign your camper out) at the same location as morning drop off.

Robotics

Robotics Camp

July 7-11 | 9 am - noon | 9 - 13 years | $175 

This class is an introduction to building and programming robots using the LEGO® Robotics System.  Students will learn mechanical design, construction, programming and teamwork skills. In groups of small teams, using LEGO® blocks, motors and sensors, students explore gears and pulleys, build and control a line drawing golf playing robot, and finally build a robot that can find its own way and avoid obstacles. Each day will be run like an Olympic event, and they will earn points throughout the week for what place they come in during our daily events.  Then, we will crown an Olympic champion at the end.

More Information
Where to go:
Drop Off: At 9 a.m. each morning, please follow the signs to Weeks Science building. 
Pick up:  Please meet (and sign your camper out) at the same location as morning drop off. 

Naturalist Camp

Naturalist Camp / Ecology Adventures
Explore the natural world through science inquiry, experiments, environmental art and physical challenges. Campers will uncover the mysteries and wonders of what organisms live in local streams, discover the local geology while hiking, and experience climbing and canoeing the local trails, rocks, and waterways. The camp includes building shelters and one overnight camping trip. The experience begins and continues a life long love of the environment.  

Camp Dates and Times

June 9 - 13 | 9 am - noon

Cost
 
$175

Additional Information 
What to bring:
Water bottle
Notebook
Snack
Bag for all the gear
Please apply sunscreen before camp

Where to go:
Drop Off: At 9 am, please meet in Barks Hall, room 200.   
Pick Up: At  noon, please meet and sign your camper out at the same location as morning drop off. 

 

Creative Writing

Creative Writing Enrichment Camp
Aspiring writers will have the opportunity to choose topics of interest to them and compose several writing pieces in the genres of poetry, personal narrative, and short fiction. Suzanne Collins, a Baylor Middle School English teacher, will lead mini-lessons on the  writing process and will provide feedback on their work. Writers will also get to illustrate and create a collection of their pieces to take home at the end of camp. 

More Information
Camp Dates and Time:
July 21 - 25 | 9 a.m. - 11:30 am
Ages: boys and girls ages 9 – 14 years
Cost: $175
 
What to Bring
Notebook and pencils
Where to go:
Drop Off: At 9 a.m. each morning, please follow the signs to Barks Hall building. 
Pick up:  Please meet (and sign your camper out) at the same location as morning drop off. 

Sports Broadcasting

Sports Broadcasting
You’re LIVE in 3, 2, 1… Ever wondered what it’s like to be a TV Sportscaster? Here’s your chance. You’ll learn how to produce your own sportscast, how to present it on camera and have the chance to interview athletes and coaches.  This fun, hands-on camp is led by 2013 Tennessee AP Sportscaster of the Year, Paul Shaheen, from WRCB-TV.  He'll show you what it takes to be a sports anchor and reporter and just how fun it really can be!

Additional Information
DATES: TBD, 9 am - noon
AGES : 10 - 14 years
Cost : $175
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Enrichment Camps!

Select from the links to your left to find out more about each program. Thank you for joining us this summer!

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Mail completed application with payment to
Baylor Summer Programs
Attn: Carol Huckaby
171 Baylor School Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405

For More Information, call: 423-757-2616 or email us here