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:

Re: START - Academic Sessions for Baylor Students only (current or new to Baylor) | July 25 - Aug 5 | Rising 6th - Rising 11th grade

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 2016

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 25-29) 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 25-July 29.

Week #2: (August 1-5) 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 1-5.

Registration is required in advance; the course is limited to 25 students per week. 

Cost: $100 per week.

Students may join the sessions online for $25 / 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 18-29, 2016. 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 at Baylor

July 25 - 29 

1:00 pm - 3:00 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

Cost: $115

Instructor: Patty Watson 


MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle School Grammar & Writing Camp

August 1 - 5; 9:00 am —11:00 am

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! 

Cost is $115 for the week session

Baylor Middle School Math Camp

August 1 - 5

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!

Instructor: Patty Watson 

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!

Instructor: Patty Watson 

Cost for any one math session is $115.


New! Sculpture | June 20 - 24 & Aug 1 - 5 | 9 am - noon | 5th - 9th grade

SESSION 1 • June 20-24 • Studio Sampler •

9 am - noon • Rising 5th - 9th grade • $175 (+$20 material fee)

Our new Studio Sampler Camp is the way to start the summer off right. This camp will give you a chance to try out several different mediums to see what you like. We will be working in Baylor's state of the art pottery room and creating unique pieces to send home at the end of the week!

 

SESSION 2  • August 1 - 5 • Public Art • 
9 am - 3 pm • Rising 5th - 9th grade • $250 (+$20 material fee)

Come learn about public art and work together to make some to share! Students will explore the sculptures in and around Chattanooga, learn to think through ideas in drawings and models and collaborate to construct a full-scale public sculpture.  

Instructor for both sessions: Mary Lynn Portera 

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.


Baylor Chess Camp | June 13 - 17 | 9 - 14 years

Baylor Chess Camp | June 13-17 | 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!


New! Graphic Novel Creators | July 18 - 22 | Rising 4th - 8th grade

Graphic Novel Creators

July 18-22 | 12:30 - 3:30 pm | $175
Ages: rising 5th through 10th grades

Do you enjoy drawing and writing? Graphic novels are a great way to combine the two, telling stories with pictures and words at the same time. Join us for a fun week of creating stories, illustrating, and telling tales. We’ll publish each graphic novel digitally at the end of the week!


Dance Camp | July 11 - 15 | 7 - 12 years

July 11 - 15 | 9 am - noon
7 - 12 years | $175

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 Friday, July 15th.

What to bring:

Comfortable clothes to dance in:

Tank top/t-shirt

Dance pants or shorts

Leotard and tights

Water bottle

Healthy snack

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.

"Mini Raider Days" AFTER DANCE 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 18 - 22 | 9 - 14 years

Everyday Etiquette | July 18  - 22
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!

New! iPad Movie Makers | July 18 - 22 | rising 4th - 8th

iPad MovieMakers
July 18 - 22 | 9 am - 11:30 am | $175
rising 4th - 8th grade 
 

Join us in Baylor library’s new aniMAKE digital storytelling studio for a week of movie making. We’ll learn to storyboard a movie, create stop motion action, draw frame-by-frame animation, use a teleprompter, and design fantastic effects using a green screen. All you need is an iPad! We will have a digital gallery of movies to share at the end of the week.

Sailing | June 20 - 24 | 8 - 13 years

DATES TBD | 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: $310


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 18 - 29 | K - 8th grade

Theater Performance Camp
rising 4-8th grade | 9 am - 4 pm | $275
July 18 - 22
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
rising k-rising 3rd grade | 9 am - 4 pm | $275
July 25 - 29

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 18 - Aug 5 | 9 - 14 years

Walkabout Day Camp  

Week 1: July 18 - 22

Week 2:   July 25 - 29

NEW! Week 3: August 1 - 5 

9 – 14 years | $250 / week

Monday and Friday: 9 am - noon
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

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 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 20 - 24 | 6 - 12 years

June 20-24 | 9 am - noon | Ages 6 - 12 years old

$180

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!

New! Geometry Gone Wild | July 11 - 15 | rising 6th - 8th grade

Geometry Gone Wild!  
July 11 – 15 | 9 am – 11:30 am | Rising 6th – 8th grade

Understanding geometry basics is essential for all math students.  Students will explore the world of geometry through hands on projects such as Tetrahedron kites, origami, and string art, just to name a few.   Activities will help develop an understanding of angles, lines, perimeter, circumference, area, surface area and will give students authentic practice with measurement

July 11 – 15 | 9 am – 11:30 am

Rising 6th – 8th grade

$175 (all materials are included)

New! Digital Photography | June 6 - 10 | rising 5th - 9th grade

Digital Photography

June 6-10 | 9 am - 11:30 am
ages rising 5th - rising 9th grades

$175 

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.

Ecology Camp | June 13 - 17 | 9 - 14 years

Ecology 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, conduct their own experiments, and have a chance to explore Baylor on a whole new level! The experience begins and continues a life long love of the environment.  

Camp Dates and Times

June 13 - 17  | 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 Ecology 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!

 

New! S.T.E.A.M Camp | June 6 - 10 | rising 4th - 8th grades

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S.T.E.A.M. Camp | June 6 - 10 | 9 am - noon | rising 4th - 8th grade

$175 (+$20 materials fee)

Science is beautiful. Learn the science behind colorful art pieces that we create, popsicle crossbows that we engineer, and sugar propelled rockets that we make to calculate distance, speed, and acceleration. Students will create and explore daily, bringing home science in action and science in art every day. 

 Instructor: Middle school science teacher Trey Joyner 

 

New! Art: Otherwordly sparkling portrait paintings | July 11 - 15 | 12 - 16 years

  Otherwordly sparkling portrait paintings    

July 11 - 15 | 9 am - 3:00 pm 
Ages 12 - 16 years | $250

 

Calling all lovers of glam: come create your own Gustave Klimt inspired mixed media painting! We will use stencils, spray paint, collage, found objects, and gold leaf to make a scintillating portrait. You will learn the secret of transfering imagery, create your own stencil on the computer, and learn traditional methods of applying real gold leaf! You will leave this camp with a masterpiece like nothing you’ve ever made in school! This camp will be from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., July 11-15. Open to all campers aged 12-16. The cost is $250 for the week.  A deposit of $75 is due by June first. All supplies and materials are included. For more information, please email art instructor Laura Willett- lwillett@baylor school.org

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New! Art: Razz ma-tazz Jazz Electric Landscapes | June 27 - July 1 | 12 - 16 years

Razz ma-tazz Jazz Electric Landscapes

June 27 – July 1 | 9 am – 3:00 pm
Ages 12 – 16 years | $250

Inspired by the breathtaking views of the Tennessee River from the Baylor Art Studios, you will create a landscape painting unlike anything you’ve seen before. Using photography and Photoshop to create a prototype, you will then paint landscapes that buzz with brilliant colors and lines that dance to a rythm all of their own. Borrowing the spontaneous and frenetic colors and lines of Wassily Kandinsky’s jazz paintings while invoking the spiritual rythms of nature from Charles Burchfield, you will invent a world that lives only in your imagination! Come explore landscape painting in an entirely new and different way- super charged and electric! This camp will be from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., June 27- July 1. Open to all campers aged 12-16. The cost is $250 for the week.  A deposit of $75 is due by June first. All supplies and materials are included. For more information, please email art instructor Laura Willett- lwillett@baylor school.org


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New! Sprouts Cooking | June 27 - July 1 | rising 3rd - rising 6th grade

 

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 Sprouts Cooking is coming to Baylor Summer Camps!!

 

These deliciously FUN cooking camps offer young chefs opportunities to expand their palates, reinforce academic and social skills, and learn about food safety, knife skills, and experimenting with natural flavors and ingredients. They're packed with “cool”inary excitement and tasty adventures!

 

Sprouts Cooking’s fun, hands-on, and sophisticated recipes are designed for young foodies, curious cooks, and kitchen newcomers! We’ll cook up new and different recipes each camp day (always a savory and a sweet), allowing students to have a hands-on cooking experience, which develops practical life skills and a passion for whole, nutritious food.  

 

 

More Details

June 27 - July 1

Time:  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Ages: rising 3rd grade - rising 6th grade

cost: $175

Academic Writing Camp | July 25 - 29 | rising 7th - 9th grade

Academic Writing Camp | rising 7th - 9th grades
July 25 - 29 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm | $175
 

This camp is designed to help students grow as academic writers. Campers will be taught how to utilize brainstorming and pre-writing and strategies, to create thesis statements, to include evidence from a text in their writing, and to revise and edit. Throughout the week, campers will compose pieces in the genres of expository writing, literary analysis, and persuasive writing. This camp will help all levels of writers to improve skills that are essential in English and humanities classes. 

 

Creative Writing | July 25 - 29 | 9 - 14 years

 Creative Writing Enrichment Camp

July 25 - 29 | 9 a.m. - 11:30 am
Ages: boys and girls ages 9 – 14 years
Cost: $175

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.

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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!