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:

Academic Camps: For current Baylor students only

Baylor summer camp offers several brush up summer academic sessions for current students.  Please see below for more information.  


UPPER SCHOOL (rising 9 th – 11 th graders)

Baylor Grammar Camp 2015

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 well and perform effectively 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. (July 27 – 31) Grammar, Usage, and Standardized Tests (for students entering 10th and 11th grades only). 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 and Language sections of the redesigned PSAT and SAT. Monday-Friday, July 27-July 31.

Week #2: (August 3 – 7) 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, August 3-7.

Registration is required in advance; the course is limited to 25 students per week. To register, click on this link

Cost: $100 per week.

Students may join the sessions online. To register, click on this link

Cost: $25 per week.

Instructor: Jim Stover

Summer Jump Start (for new day 9th graders)

Your first year as a Baylor student will be exciting, stimulating, and at times, challenging. To help with the transition, all ninth grade students who are new to Baylor are required to enroll in our Summer Jump Start Program July 20-31, 2015. Led by Amy Cohen, Chair of the Baylor School English Department, Jump Start is a program designed to gather all new freshman day students in a low-key academic and social setting. You will get a taste of what to expect in math and English courses as well as a head start on some of the technology that you will use regularly at Baylor. You will meet key Baylor faculty and administrators while learning the ins and outs of the campus. In addition, you will get a chance to meet and interact with all of the other new day students. When school starts in August, you will already have two dozen new friends.

Summer Algebra Review for rising 9th or 10th graders

July 27 - 30

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Algebra review: This course is for students who have completed Algebra I and wish to strengthen their skills. A review of algebra concepts will be the emphasis and the graphing calculator will be utilized to strengthen calculator skills needed in Geometry and Algebra II. Click here to register

Cost: $100


MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle School Grammar & Writing Camp

July 27—31; 9:00—11:00

Carlene West--teacher

Open to current Baylor students entering 7th and 8th grades

Class provides focused review and practice of grammar and writing concepts necessary for success in middle school. No homework will be assigned. Bring your iPad, a single subject spiral notebook, and your sense of humor! Click here to register.

Cost is $100 for the week session

Baylor Middle School Math Camp

July 20 – 23

Session 1 | 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Get your 6th grader 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. Open to all rising 6th grade Red Raiders. Participants will gain confidence while having lots of fun!

Session 2 | 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Get your 7th grader 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, decimals, and integers. Open to all rising 7th grade Red Raiders. Participants will gain confidence while having lots of fun!

Cost for any one math session is $100.

To register for any of these middle school sessions, please click this link here

Baylor Art - July 13-17 | July 20-24 | 7 - 12 years

Week 1
Eco-Friendly Art Camp | July 13-17 | 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 20-24 | 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.

"Mini Raider Days" AFTER ART CAMP
Noon – 4 p.m. | $125 (includes lunch)

If you’ve finished your morning camp session and want to stay longer, consider signing up for an afternoon session for a full day of fun. Campers will be picked up in a group from camp at noon, have lunch, and a fun filled afternoon including activities such as arts and crafts, game room, swimming, and much more!

Baylor Chess Camp | June 15-19 | Ages 9-14

Baylor Chess Camp | June 15-19 | 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 WEEKS Hall, classroom 100
Pick up: at noon, please meet and sign your camper out at the same location as morning drop off.

"Mini Raider Days" AFTER CHESS CAMP
Noon – 4 p.m. | $125 (includes lunch)


If you’ve finished your morning camp session and want to stay longer, consider signing up for an afternoon session for a full day of fun. Campers will be picked up in a group from camp at noon, have lunch, and a fun filled afternoon including activities such as arts and crafts, game room, swimming, and much more!


Everyday Etiquette | July 13 - 17 | Ages 9 - 14

Everyday Etiquette | July 13-17
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. 

"Mini Raider Days" AFTER ETIQUETTE CAMP
Noon – 4 p.m. | $125 (includes lunch)


If you’ve finished your morning camp session and want to stay longer, consider signing up for an afternoon session for a full day of fun. Campers will be picked up in a group from camp at noon, have lunch, and a fun filled afternoon including activities such as arts and crafts, game room, swimming, and much more!

Sailing | June 15 - 19 | Ages 8 - 13

June 15-19 | 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


CAMP IS FULL.  Please check back for more updates as they become available

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 WEEKS Hall, Classroom 101. 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 | July 13 - 17 and July 20 - 24 | K - 8th grade

Theater Performance Camp: The Way Out There West
rising 4-8th grade | 9 am - 4 pm | $275
July 13 - 17 
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 4th-7th grade students. Campers rotate through acting, music, movement and art activities daily. Our week concludes with a final camp day performance for family and friends.

  

Theater Primary Camp: Dr. Seuss on the Loose
rising k-rising 3rd grade | 9 am - 4 pm | $275
July 20 - 24

This one-week, full-day camp for rising K-3rd graders provides a creative outlet for this energetic and imaginative young age group. Campers rotate through drama, music, dance, and art while they explore and develop the foundations of acting on stage. The week concludes with a final camp day performance for family and friends.

 

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) | July 20 - 24 (waitlist) and July 27 - 31 | Ages 9 - 14

Walkabout Day Camp  

Week 1: July 20 - 24 | CAMP IS FULL.  To be added to a waitlist, please send your name, your camper's name and daytime phone number to landerson@baylorschool.org

Week 2:   July 27 - 31 | CAMP IS FULL. To be added to a waitlist, please send your name, your camper's name and daytime phone number to landerson@baylorschool.org

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, paddle boarding, climbing and canoeing 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.

 

American Girl Doll Camp | June 15 - 19 | Ages 6 - 12 | Waitlist Only

American Girl Doll Camp  CAMP IS FULL.  

To be added to a waiting list, please send your name, your camper's name and a daytime phone to landerson@baylorschool.org

June 15 - 19 | 9 am - noon | Ages 6 - 12 years old
$175 

Bring your favorite doll to camp, and join us for an exciting week of adventure! We will step back in time and discover how American girls lived and played by creating crafts, making snacks, learning songs and games, and making friends. Each day we will focus on a specific doll and explore her time period and story while learning to hand-sew, making miniature doll furniture and food, singing and dancing, and having tea parties! Any and all dolls are welcome to attend camp with your camper!  

Space is limited -- sign up today!

Creative Discovery Museum Mobile Bus |July 13 - 17 | Ages K - 5th grade

Full Steam Ahead for Creative Discovery Museum’s STEAM Camp at Baylor School

Join Creative Discovery Museum at Baylor School for a morning full of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Campers will spend time each day immersed in a variety of museum activities that we will bring to you! Campers will engage in culinary activities such as learning about fractions while baking quiche and making a solar oven and cooking with it. Science activities include exploring the states of matter while making ice cream and engaging in a collaborative project with simple machines. Art activities will focus on clay sculptures, splatter paint, and water color paintings. Campers will also complete a Make It project each week.

DATES: July 13 – 17 and July 20 - 24

TIMES: 9 am - noon

AGES: Rising K – Rising 5th grade

COST: $215

Science Explorers (waitlist only) | June 22 - 26 | Ages 6 - 12

Science Explorers Camp CAMP IS FULL
To be added to a waiting list, please send your name, your camper's name and a daytime phone to landerson@baylorschool.org

June 22 - 26 | 9 am - noon | ages 6 - 12 years
$175 

Step into a real science lab and become a science explorer! Experiment with icky, sticky mixtures. Go undercover to create secret codes and learn to lift fingerprints. See which team can build the strongest toothpick structure and who can make a balloon float. Experiment with dry ice and build a volcano. Come explore science with us!

Naturalist Camp | June 8 - 12 | ages 9 - 14

Naturalist Camp 
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 experience begins and continues a life long love of the environment.  

Camp Dates and Times

June 8 - 12 | 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 WEEKS SCIENCE BUILDING room # 100   
Pick Up: At noon, please meet and sign your camper out at the same location as morning drop off. 

"Mini Raider Days" AFTER NATURALIST CAMP
Noon – 4 p.m. | $125 (includes lunch)


If you’ve finished your morning camp session and want to stay longer, consider signing up for an afternoon session for a full day of fun. Campers will be picked up in a group from camp at noon, have lunch, and a fun filled afternoon including activities such as arts and crafts, game room, swimming, and much more!

 

Maker Camp | July 27 -31 | Ages 11 - 15

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Introducing our cutting edge "Maker Camp" for the curious older kid. This will be a totally hands on camp that will incorporate woodworking, stapling, sewing, wiring, painting, experimental 3-D design, hand-eye skills, and much more. Get ready for full day of activities that will develop useful skills that can be applied in everyday life. Each camper will come home with at least 2 projects they  "make" to display and use with pride.

Dates: July 27 - 31

Times: 9 am - 3 pm
Ages: 11 - 15 years
Cost: $300 (plus a $50 materials fee)


Painting with Found Objects | July 6 - 10 | Grades 6th - 8th

Painting with Found Objects

July 6- 10

Open to all rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders

Come play with trash to make beautiful paintings! In this class, we will study the artwork of artist and social activist Vik Muniz to recreate art historical masterpieces using things that would usually be thrown away.  Recycling has never been so creative- or so much fun!

More Information

Camp Dates and Time:

July 6 - 10 | 10 a.m. - 4 pm (lunch is included)

Ages: rising 6th - rising 8th grade

Cost: $250 

 

Where to go:

Drop Off: At 10 a.m. each morning, please follow the signs to the Ireland Art building. 

Pick up:  Please meet (and sign your camper out) at the same location as morning drop off. 

Art: Create a Klimt! | July 13 - 17 | Grades 9th - 12th

Art: Create a Klimt!

July 13-17

Open to all high school students grade 9-12

Finding inspiration in the art of Gustave Klimt, we will use oil paint, gold leaf, and collage to create our own dazzling designs and patterned portraits. These scintillating artworks

More Information

Camp Dates and Time:

July 13 - 17 | 10 a.m. - 4 pm (lunch is included)

Ages: rising 9th - rising 12th grade

Cost: $250 

 

Where to go:

Drop Off: At 10 a.m. each morning, please follow the signs to the Ireland Art building. 

Pick up:  Please meet (and sign your camper out) at the same location as morning drop off. 

Digital Design: coding, app and web design | June 8 - 12 | Ages 10 - 14

Digital Design: Coding, Aps making and Web Design

Come learn to build your own app or website! Run by Digital Pathways on Baylor’s campus, our curriculum immerses students in an engaging, real-world environment in which they are challenged to create with code. By giving students the resources needed for success, we hope they will become leaders of the high-tech workforce. Our code camps teach the basics of programming through games and web application. Our camps go beyond the code by:

Creating a fun & engaging environment
Improving digital literacy
Instilling problem-solving & logical thinking
Encouraging creativity
Building collaboration skills

More Information:

DATES: Week 1: June 8 – 12 

Ages: boys and girls age 10 - 14 years

Time: 9 am - 4 pm

Price: $275

Creative Writing | July 13 - 17 | Ages 9 - 14

 

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 13 - 17 | 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 Weeks Hall, classroom # 305.
Pick up: Please meet (and sign your camper out) at the same location as morning drop off.

"Mini Raider Days" AFTER CREATIVE WRITING CAMP
Noon – 4 p.m. | $125 (includes lunch)


If you’ve finished your morning camp session and want to stay longer, consider signing up for an afternoon session for a full day of fun. Campers will be picked up in a group from camp at noon, have lunch, and a fun filled afternoon including activities such as arts and crafts, game room, swimming, and much more!

 

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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!