Baylor offered a variety of camps this summer, each designed to accommodate several different age groups, including sports camps, enrichment camps, Walkabout camps, and Raider Day camps.
Baylor’s sports programs organized several workshops designed for multiple ages and skill levels in activities such as soccer, softball, golf, lacrosse, basketball, football, baseball, rowing, wrestling, volleyball, cheerleading, track, and cross country.
Campers also had the option to sign up for Camp Walkabout, where they could spend their days outside learning and playing in the nature surrounding Baylor’s campus and the greater Chattanooga community. The activities for the Discoverers (ages 8-11) consisted of exploring caves, climbing, hiking, and spending time out on the water. The Adventurers (ages 12-13) got to go backpacking overnight, climbing, hiking, kayaking, caving, and whitewater paddling. The Expeditioners (ages 14-16), the oldest group, spent two weeks backpacking through the night, learning how to roll a kayak, climbing, hiking, caving, rafting, and whitewater paddling.
Many kids also participated in all sorts of enrichment camps ranging from introductory to advanced in areas such as art, theater, space and rocket engineering, coding, science, robotics, Minecraft, dance, design lab, creative writing, and school prep for Baylor students enrolled for the upcoming school year.
Lastly, Baylor offered their Raider Day camps. A typical day for the Adventurers (ages 8-11) and Red Raiders campers (ages 7-8) was spent swimming in the newly finished outdoor aquatics center (often more than once a day), playing gaga ball in the student center, grabbing a snack from Ms. Kitty and Mr. Ricky at the snack shack, hanging out at Walkabout, and spending some time with Hannah Winchester ‘23 in arts and crafts. The Junior Raiders’ (ages 5-6) camps operated on a similar schedule, just on a lower scale to better suit the kids’ ages and needs, and the campers seemed to have an absolute blast with their counselors and each other overall. Summer 2021’s camps were definitely a success, and everyone is certainly looking forward to what next summer will hold.