Design Your Day Camp

Get into what really interests you with a Design Your Day Camp. In addition to summer fun on
the brilliant St. Catherine’s campus, you choose three to six special topics to create your own camp experience. Choices include every kind of creative arts you can think of, from Paint Your Pet to Digital Arts. There are also many sports and activities to choose from, including fun on the James River. And that doesn’t even touch on the unique choices like Hogwarts Adventure, Graphic Novel Know-how, Green Screen Movie Machine, Video Game Theatre and Digital Music Creations - just to name a few.

• Boys & girls rising grades 2-10
• One-week and three-week sessions
• Half-day and full-day options
• Lunch included with full-day camp
• Design Your Day Camp can be combined with half-day Special Interest Camps to provide a full-day experience
• Extended day care available

Design Your Day Camp Session Dates

Three-Week Sessions

Session 1: June 17-July 5 (closed July 4)
Session 2: July 8-25 (closed July 26)

One-Week Session

Session 3 (Mini Camp): July 29-August 2, 2019 

Special Events for Design Your Day Three-Week Camps

Design Your Day Friday Frolics
For Design Your Day campers, every Friday ends with special outdoor activities. The carnival-like atmosphere includes water battles, competitions, crafts and concerts. And you may just get a chance to sink your favorite teacher in a dunk tank!

Design Your Day Family Festival
St. Catherine’s Brilliant Summer Program holds an evening Family Festival for parents and visitors on July 2 for Session One participants and July 25 for Session Two participants. The festivals are a culmination of the campers’ efforts and provide an opportunity for children to display their artwork and perform music, dance and theatre productions.

Pricing*

Three Weeks Half-Day (AM or PM) $445
Three Weeks Full-Day (AM and PM) $880 Lunch included

One Week Half-Day (AM or PM) $150
One Week Full-Day (AM and PM) $300 Please pack a lunch

*Some Design Your Day camp classes have additional fees

Rising Grades 2-3

Design Your Day Camp - Rising Grades 2-3

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  • Accessories!

    Learn how to make a wide variety of different accessories from headbands and hair barrettes to necklaces out of fabric! We will be using fabric, wire, beads and more!
    Instructor: Caroline Seaman
     
  • All Dolled Up

    Fads and trends come and go, but dolls remain one of the oldest and most loved toys for kids of all ages. Together we'll learn about different styles and types of dolls, from paper to potato to rag dolls, and craft a set of our own.
    Instructor: Rachel Rohr
     
  • Backyard Zoology

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    The most amazing science begins in the backyard! Start by identifying and observing some of the simplest organisms and ending with the most advanced. Through discussions and observations, learn about habitats, life cycles and predator-prey relationships.
    Class fee: $50
    Instructor: David Polak, Science Through the Eyes of a Child 
     
  • Ball Games

    The ball’s in your court as you learn basic skills for a wide variety of games with balls. Play classic games and games you’ve never played. Fun drills will improve ball-handling skills.
    Instructors: Leslie O’Neal and Rebecca Sopher
     
  • Center Stage Singers

    Start your summer of dancing and singing with your friends! Have a blast learning popular music and dance moves. Learn to read notated music, while practicing healthy vocal techniques, musical accuracy, expression and ensemble skills.
     
     
  • Ceramic Bowls

    Who doesn't want to create their own cereal bowl, candy bowl or 'objet' to be treasured? Use the hand-building techniques: slab, drape and applique and create your own usable art.
    Instructor: Joel Moses
     
  • Ceramic Vases

    Learn the basic hand-building processes as you coil, join, finish and finally glaze your own unique vases.
    Instructor: Joel Moses
     
     
  • Christmas in July (Session One)

    Experience the joy of giving handmade gifts all year round. We’ll create a variety of gifts perfect for sharing and then print our own wrapping paper, cards and gift tags…and it's okay if you keep something for yourself.
    Instructor: Kitty Lane
     
  • Cool Chemistry

    Make things bubble, fizz, splatter and ooze. Learn about solids, liquids and gases and conduct experiments to grow crystals and produce slime.
    Class fee: $50
    Instructor: David Polak, Science Through the Eyes of a Child 
     
  • D.I.Y. Spa!

    Step into an aromatherapyhaven. Learn homemade recipes using essential oils and other natural ingredients commonly found in your garden or kitchen to create your own health, beauty & spa products. Make cool products such as relaxing bath salts, cleansing face masks, moisturizing lip balms, decorative hand soaps and more!
    Material fee: $15
    Instructor: Ashley Cogbill
     
     
  • Digital Photography: Beginner

    Grades 2-3
    Starting with the basics, learn how to hold the camera and how to frame an image. Experiment with close-ups and shots taken from different angles, perspectives and distances. Learn how to upload images and prepare for printing.
    Keith Browne
     
  • Drumming

    Create soundscapes of musical fun. Follow behind Robbie as he leads you to success in rhythm. Discover polyrhythms and syncopated beats and learn the skills and basic techniques of drumming and percussive music.
    Iinstructor: Robbie Kinter
     
  • Field Games & Ball Games

    Love sports but can’t decide which to take? This class will allow you to play many different sports you already like and maybe you’ll learn some new ones too!
    Instructor: Rebecca Sopher
     
  • Flute: Beginner

    Learn to play the flute, a well-beloved and beautiful instrument through the Suzuki method and the teacher’s own instructional style. Class fee: $25
    Inbstructor: Susan Davis
     
  • For the Love of Animals (Session One)

    In this fun exploration of animals, we’ll learn interesting and fun facts about animals around the world. From the colorful frogs in the rainforest, to the barn owl in your backyard we will use animals as inspiration as we draw, bake, sew print, paint and collage our own animal creations.
    Instructor: Kitty Lane
     
  • Go Figure (Session Two)

    Do you think you can't draw people? This class will silence that doubt as you build skills and gain confidence. We'll learn several ways to draw people and create a 3-D sculpture too.
    Instructor: Rachel Rohr
     
  • Green Screen Movie Machine

    Put yourself in the movies! Using a green-screen and iMovie, we’ll build and inhabit our own creative video worlds. Paint scenery, design foreground and background imagery and tell stories starring yourself and fellow campers in whatever wild world you can imagine.
    Instructor: Caroline Seaman
     
  • Guitar: Beginner

    Guitar is one of the most popular instruments to play. Start with the fundamentals and then learn to read tablature, play chords and soon be playing songs.
    No experience required.
    Class fee: $25
    Instructor: Rusty Farmer
     
  • Gymnastics

    Few sports develop strength, flexibility and coordination the way gymnastics does. Work on tumbling skills and floor exercises, vaulting, rope climbing and balance beam.
    Instructor: Gail Kingrey
     
  • Hippety Hop

    Grades 2-3
    This exciting, high-energy class will introduce campers to hip hop, beginning break dancing and movement games to get everyone dancing and moving to the beat. Hippety Hop dancers will develop and improve musicality, coordination and confidence while having fun.
    Instructor: Ashley Wyatt 
  • Improv

    Grades 2-3, 4-6, 7-10
    Spend this summer laughing while learning to think on your feet and say "Yes, And." We’ll work in an ensemble creating comic characters and stories on the fly, participating in well-known improv games like, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”
    Jane Mattingly
     
  • Just Jump!

    Grades 3-6
    Jump into this fun, challenging, heart-healthy class and learn single rope skills, double dutch, partner tricks and long rope games. Jumpers will learn to jump double unders, criss cross, rope releases and so much more! No experience necessary.
    Instructor: Gail Kingrey
     
  • Karate

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Be part of a fast-paced modern martial arts curriculum led by masters from The Budo Center. Learn basic punches, blocks and combination moves that help build coordination, strength and flexibility. Practice self-control and gain confidence while displaying a positive attitude about yourself and others.
    Instructor: Pamela Justice, The Budo Center
     
  • Magic Prints (Session Two)

    Experiment with a variety of printmaking techniques including rubbings, stamps, stencils and monotypes. Create prints with vibrant textures and bold colors appearing magically before your eyes!
    Instructor: Dana Morris
     
  • Mosaic Madness

    An exciting class full of broken bits, glue, grout and gook! We will mosaic like mad as we decorate clocks, mirrors, flower pots, frames and more.
    Instructor: Sarah Abernathie
     
  • Ms. Mo’s Cooking Show

    Cooking is art you can eat! Learn basic recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and then watch yourself on the “Brilliant Summer Food Network”. We will learn basic cooking, baking, and food preparation skills while archiving class videos to share. Recipes will include (but not limited to): waffles, pudding, meatballs and potato salad.
    Instructor: Maureen "Mo" Regulinski
     
  • Musical Theatre

    Experience the world of musical theatre by working on the three areas of musical theatre: acting, singing & dance. We will also learn focus, concentration & collaboration as an ensemble.
    Instructor: Staff
  • Origami: Beginner

    The Asian art of paper folding is an ancient art form, but it’s as fun today as ever. Learn to fold flat squares of paper into incredible three-dimensional shapes.
    Instructor: Ming-hua Chang
     
  • Papier-Mâché Works

    Paper and glue...who knew? Get a little messy with papier-mâché. Come create a menagerie of amazing three-dimensional sculptures. You’ve never had so much fun with old newspaper.
    Instructor: Laura van Bylandt
     
  • Piano: Beginner

    Come and learn the fundamentals of playing the piano. Begin with pre-reading activities and move to more complicated material as music reading ability develops.
    No experience required.
    Class Fee $10
    Instructor: Susan Davis
     
  • Pillow Pals

    Create a loveable, huggable soft sculpture while learning basic sewing stitches, color theory and artistic craftsmanship.
    Instructor: Maureen "Mo" Regulinski
     
  • Poetry & Puzzles

    Do you like puzzles or patterns? Harness the power of rhyme by playing with puzzles! Explore wordplay with puns, palindromes, spoonerisms, and learn other fun tongue twisting tools.
    Instructor: Meg Strickland
     
  • Poetry Pixies

    Do faeries flutter around your ears? Learn about the history of faeries and their friends in poetry, then write your own faerie stories. Authors include Lewis Carroll, W. B. Yeats, Louisa May Alcott, William Shakespeare and Edmund Spenser.
    Instructor: Meg Strickland  
     
     
  • Story Art

    Grades 2-3
    Every story is a new adventure.  Choose your favorite story and combine imagination and creativity to make an exciting piece of story art. Experiment with a variety of art materials to bring a storybook world to life.
    Kitty Lane
     
  • Street Jazz

    It’s a little bit of jazz, a little bit of hip-hop and a whole lotta fun! Come move, groove, shake and bounce in this high-energy dance class.
    Instructor: Ashley Wyatt
     
  • Summer Science and STEM

    Use concepts from areas of science, technology, engineering, art and math to solve everyday problems!  We'll practice our STEAM skills by designing and testing tall towers, strong bridges, egg-drop safety devices and more.
    Instructor: Joyce Tzavellas
     
  • Swimming: Beginner

    Learn basic strokes and how to float. Dive and participate in a variety of water games and contests. Of course water safety and pool rules are taught and always emphasized.
    Instructors: Kemper Gibson and Madalyn Nuckols
  • Swimming: Intermediate

    If you can keep yourself afloat and feel comfortable in the water then this is the class for you. Work on stroke technique and participate in a variety of games. Water safety rules will be emphasized.
    Instructors: Kemper Gibson and Madalyn Nuckols
     
  • To Dye For: Beginner

    Brighten up your wardrobe this summer!  Learn the basic techniques of tie-dyeing and create colorful clothing that you'll want to wear year-round.  Make a fashion statement with groovy, one-of-a-kind designs.
    Instructor: Ashley Cogbill
     
  • Ukulele

    Aloha! The ukulele is becoming one of today’s most popular instruments for all ages. It’s easy to carry and play. Learn to read tablature, chords and songs.
    No experience required.
    Class fee: $25
    Instructor: Rusty Farmer
     
  • Violin 1

    Learn the basics of playing the violin in a fun group setting. This class is for beginners only. Performance is optional. Class fee: $25
    INstructor: Sharla Gordon
     
  • Violin 2

    Did you take Violin 1 last year or did you play the violin a few years ago and need a refresher class? Violin 2 is for you! Brush up on the basics of playing the violin and expand on your skills. There is an optional performance at the end of each session.
    Class fee: $25
    Instructor: Sharla Gordon
     
  • Voice Lessons

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Whether you want to sing for enjoyment, school plays, chorus or auditions, this class will help you reach your full potential. Learn proper breathing, posture, tone production, intonation, diction, phrasing and ear training and you will gain confidence and consistency in your singing.
    Emma-Claire Polich
  • Watercolor Techniques

    Dive into watercolor to explore wet on wet, dry brushing, resist and mixed media techniques. Learn traditional and experimental watercolor techniques in this exciting class.
    Instructor: Laura van Bylandt
     
  • Weaving: Beginner (Session One)

    Weaving has taken many forms from ancient times to today. Learn the difference between the “warp” and the “weft” and rediscover the ancient art of weaving. Use a simple loom and explore a variety of “over and under” techniques to create woven masterpieces. It’s easy and fun and the results are amazing.
    Instructor: Kitty Lane
     
  • Whimsical Fairy Cottages

    Ever wanted to attract a magical fairy to your backyard or garden? Now you can! Build them a whimsical cottage using recycled cardboard, hot glue and tons of natural floral materials and beautiful craft supplies. How enchanting!
    Instructor: Ashley Cogbill
     
  • World Mask Making (Session Two)

    Design wearable artwork while exploring mask-making traditions used by cultures throughout the world. We will learn the stories behind the masks as we create Mexican Tona Animal masks, Italian Carnival masks, Mardi Gras masks and African ceremonial masks.
    Instructor: Dana Morris
     

Rising Grades 4-6

Design Your Day Camp - Rising Grades 4-6

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  • Acting Academy

    Do you enjoy playing different characters and performing for others? Whether you have never acted on stage before, or have lots of experience, this class will help you learn new skills as an actor as well as polish the ones you didn't know you already had!
    Instructor: Jane Mattingly
     
  • All Dolled Up (Session Two)

    Fads and trends come and go, but dolls remain one of the oldest and most loved toys for kids of all ages. Together we'll learn about different styles and types of dolls, from paper to potato to rag dolls, and craft a set of our own.
    Instructor: Rachel Rohr
     
  • American Sign Language

    Say something without ever speaking a word. Learn American Sign Language and investigate the culture that surrounds this language and the people who speak it.
    Instructor: Rebecca Sopher
     
  • Animal Houses

    Create miniature animals with Sculpey polymer clay and then create a house for them. Don’t forget to include furniture, furnishings and maybe even food!
    Instructor: Brigette Newberry
     
  • Artist Book

    Design and create your own artist book! Present a collection of your poems or short stories alongside your prints, paintings, photographs and collages.  Learn how to curate your work and bind it all together in a unique form. Techniques include paper folding, hand sewing, pamphlets, and more!
    Instructor: Meg Strickland
     
  • Asian Art Adventures

    Learn about China’s 5,000 years of technical and artistic achievements and create Chinese- inspired arts and crafts. Make lanterns, kites, dragons, masks and more.
    Instructor: Ming-hua Chang
     
  • Backyard Zoology

    The most amazing science begins in the backyard! Start by identifying and observing some of the simplest organisms and ending with the most advanced. Through discussions and observations, learn about habitats, life cycles and predator-prey relationships. 
    Class fee: $50
    Instructor: David Polak, Science Through the Eyes of a Child 
     
  • Ball Games

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    The ball’s in your court as you learn basic skills for a wide variety of games with balls. Play classic games and games you’ve never played. Fun drills will improve ball-handling skills.
    Meagan Edwards, Leslie O’Neal
     
  • Band Works

    Let’s jam! Haven’t you always wanted to join? a band? Learn basic skills for a variety of individual instruments — and you choose the instruments. Experiment with the saxophone, trumpet, flute, clarinet, trombone or drums.
    No experience necessary
    Class fee: $25
    Instructor: Susan Davis
     
  • Basketball

    Here’s a chance to improve your basketball skills to enjoy the game more. Work on dribbling, passing, shooting, layups and ball handling, while improving motor skills, eye-hand coordination and team play. Girls and boys are both invited.
    Instructor: Leslie O’Neal
     
  • Brilliant Summer Live! (Session One)

    Do you love the sound of laughter and the exhilaration of applause? Then join the festivities with other campers who like to write and perform scripts — and who won’t be shy about showing what they can do!
    Instructor: Robbie Kinter
     
  • Candle Making: Beginner

    Candle making is an ancient art. Learn all the steps in this informative class, from melting, molding, rolling, dripping and dipping to painting, sticking, building and carving. Create candles of all shapes, sizes and scents.
    Instructor: Brigette Newberry
     
  • Center Stage Singers

    Start your summer of dancing and singing with your friends! Have a blast learning popular music and dance moves. Learn to read notated music, while practicing healthy vocal techniques, musical accuracy, expression and ensemble skills.
    Instructor: Staff
     
  • Ceramic Bowls

    Who doesn't want to create their own cereal bowl, candy bowl, or 'objet' to be treasured? Use the hand-building techniques: slab, drape and applique and create your own usable art.
    Instructor: Joel Moses
     
  • Ceramic Treasure Boxes

    Using the techniques of slab and applique, create a your own unique box with special designs on the surface. Then create a lid that fits this box. Finish with glazes that allow you to explore a range of colors and soon your masterpiece will be a treasure for all to see.
    Instructor: Joel Moses
     
  • Ceramic Vases

    Learn the basic hand-building processes as you coil, join, finish and finally glaze your own unique vases.
    Instructor: Joel Moses
     
  • Chess Blitz

    Engage in the basic tactics and strategies of chess. Learn about the game of kings and queens as you improve your chess playing through daily games and strategy sessions.
    Instructor: Championship Chess Staff
  • Chinese Language and Culture

    Experience a hands-on approach to the art, language and culture of ancient and modern China. Learn how to speak and write in Mandarin Chinese and use bamboo brushes to paint Chinese calligraphy. Also learn to count in Chinese and how to use a Chinese calculator called an “abacus.”
    Instructor: Ming-hua Chang
     
  • Christmas in July (Session One)

    Experience the joy of giving handmade gifts all year round. We’ll create a variety of gifts perfect for sharing and then print our own wrapping paper, cards and gift tags…and it's okay if you keep something for yourself.
    INstructor: Kitty Lane
     
  • Claymation

    Create your own movie using clay and photography. Learn how to sculpt small characters, write movie scripts, make sets and arrange photographs in video editing software to create a claymation.
    Instructor: Mae Berglas
     
  • Comedy Hour

    How many times have friends and family told you that you are so funny you should be on stage? It’s not as easy as it looks, but in this class get the support and inspiration needed to give it a try. Learn to synthesize improvisation, storytelling and acting to write and perform your own stand-up comedy routine or sketch show.
    Instructor: Jane Mattingly
     
  • Cool Chemistry

    Make things bubble, fizz, splatter and ooze. Learn about solids, liquids and gases and conduct experiments to grow crystals and produce slime.
    Class fee: $50
    Instructor: David Polak, Science Through the Eyes of a Child 
     
     
  • Crazy About Crochet

    Design and make many crocheted necklaces, earrings and friendship bracelets using silk cording and a variety of beads. Many colors will be available to spark your creativity.
    Instructor: Sarah Abernathie
     

  • Creative Bloggers

    Explore the digital side of writing through creative blogging. Join the blogging community on a secure, kid-friendly site where you and your peers can collaborate on and experiment with different types of writing.
    Instructor: Kimberlee Letourneau
     
  • D.I.Y. Spa!

    Step into a spa haven. Learn homemade recipes using essential oils and other natural ingredients commonly found in your garden or kitchen to create your own health, beauty & spa products. Make aromatherapy products such as relaxing bath salts & fizzies, cleansing face masks, moisturizing lip balms & hair masks, decorative hand soaps, therapeutic rice sacks and more!
    Materials fee: $15
    Instructor: Ashley Cogbill
     
     
  • Design-a-Bag

    Whether it is a tote bag, handbag, beach bag, or purse, bags are popular and essential to our everyday living.  Design and create your own one-of-a-kind bag out of fabric or recyclable objects using various crafting, sewing, or weaving techniques.
    Instructor: Caroline Seaman
     
  • Devised Theatre

    Based on work by the Dah Theatre Company from Serbia, the instructor will lead students on creating a new piece of Devised Theatre. Students will use activities, writing skills, and performance techniques to create a unique and different piece of devised theatre.
    Instructor: AaronWilloughby
     
  • Digital Photography

    Grades 4-6
    Learn the basics of holding the camera and selecting the proper modes. Experiment with framing, close-ups, composition and manual settings. All you need is a digital camera and the desire to take regular picture taking to the next level.
    Keith Browne
     
  • Drumming

    Create soundscapes of musical fun. Follow behind Robbie as he leads you to success in rhythm. Discover polyrhythms and syncopated beats and learn the skills and basic techniques of drumming and percussive music.
    Instructor: Robbie Kinter
     
  • Engineering Physics

    Physics is the study of forces and motion. Learn about gravity, friction, centrifugal force and rotational pull through hands-on experiences. Build bridges and test the load capacity. Engineer launchers and water rockets for flights up to 400 feet! You’ll soon see why physics is fun.
    Class fee: $50
    Instructor: David Polak, Science Through the Eyes of a Child 
     
  • Fabulous Flowers

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Do you love flowers? From ancient times to today, flowers have inspired famous artists all over the world. Create representations of flowers using a variety of media including printmaking, watercolors and sculptural paper techniques.
    Mary Beth Conley
     
  • Fashion Apprentice - Circle Skirts and Capes

    Who’s going to be the next fantastic fashion designer this summer? Get inspired at Brilliant Summer Fashion Institute Apprentice program where you will create a one of a kind garment with personalized textile design. The goal of this class is to develop visual design, construction and stitching skills. You will have the choice to make a circle skirt or cape in this workshop.
    Instructor: Maureen "Mo" Regulinski
     
  • Field Games

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    Come play Ultimate Frisbee, Ultimate Football and capture the flag. Practice throwing and catching skills with the Frisbee and football, as well as learn offensive and defensive strategies. These fun, fast-paced games provide plenty of exercise.
    Meagan Edwards
     
  • Field Games and Ball Games

    Love sports but can’t decide which to take? This class will allow you to play many different sports you already like and maybe you’ll learn some new ones too!
    Instructor: Rebecca Sopher
     
  • Flute: Beginner

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Learn to play the flute, a well-beloved and beautiful instrument through the Suzuki method and the teacher’s own instructional style. Class fee: $25
    Susan Davis
     
  • For the Love of Animals (Session One)

    In this fun exploration of animals, we’ll learn interesting and fun facts about animals around the world. From the colorful frogs in the rainforest, to the barn owl in your backyard we will use animals as inspiration as we draw, bake, sew print, paint and collage our own animal creations.
    Instructor: Kitty Lane
     
  • Fun with Felt!

    Use new tools to turn colorful wool into a variety of soft and fuzzy artworks! Poke and prod your way to creating unique 2D and 3D artworks as you learn a new art style!
    Instructor: Mae Berglas
     
  • Go Figure (Session Two)

    Do you think you can't draw people? This class will silence that doubt as you build skills and gain confidence. We'll learn several ways to draw people and create a 3-D sculpture too.
    Instructor: Rachel Rohr
     
  • Graphic Novel Know-How

    Do you love to draw? Do you love to write? If you answered yes to both questions, then you'll love making your own graphic novel. Graphic novels blend text and art to create a story line. In this class, you'll have access to a variety of graphic novels to spark your creativity. You'll learn about different drawing techniques and layouts as well as how to add text to your graphic novel. Join us and see where your imagination can take you!
    Instructor: Kimberlee Letourneau
     
  • Green Screen Movie Machine

    Put yourself in the movies! Using a green-screen and iMovie, we’ll build and inhabit our own creative video worlds. Paint scenery, design foreground and background imagery and tell stories starring yourself and fellow campers in whatever wild world you can imagine.
    Instructor: Caroline Seaman
     
  • Guitar: Beginner

    Guitar is one of the most popular instruments to play. Start with the fundamentals and then learn to read tablature, play chords and soon be playing songs. 
    No experience required.
    Class fee: $25
    Instructor: Rusty Farmer
     
  • Guitar: Intermediate

    Grades 6-10
    Build on your previous guitar experience by learning new chords and songs. Examine the guitar’s role in popular music by listening and playing. Class fee: $25
    Instructor: Rusty Farmer
     
  • Gymnastics

    Few sports develop strength, flexibility and coordination the way gymnastics does. Work on tumbling skills and floor exercises, vaulting, rope climbing and balance beam.
    Instructor: Gail Kingrey
     
  • Hogwarts Adventure

    Take a ride on the Hogwarts Express for three weeks during day camp. Get sorted into a house, complete with Harry Potter crafts and activities and compete for the Hogwarts House Cup.
    Instructor: Joyce Tzavellas
     
  • In Bloom (Session Two)

    Calling all flower lovers! Over the course of our 3 week session, you will craft your choice of a wreath or mobile using handmade paper flowers and foliage. We'll learn a variety of techniques and construction methods to create a stunning floral masterpiece that will remain in bloom for years to come.
    Instructor: Rachel Rohr
     
     
  • Jammin’ on the James (3 Periods)

    Climb, fish, float, hike, hammer, paddle, paint, snorkel and swim as you explore the James River and James River parks, guided by a naturalist, a historian and a wildlife photographer. Investigate plants, mammals, birds, bugs, fish and reptiles and learn about the river and how to enjoy it safely and with respect.
    Class Fee: $65
    Instructor: Staff
     
  • Just Jump!

    Grades 3, 4-6
    Jump into this fun, challenging, heart-healthy class and learn single rope skills, double dutch, partner tricks and long rope games. Jumpers will learn to jump double unders, criss cross, rope releases and so much more! No experience necessary.
    Gail Kingrey
     
  • Karate

    Be part of a fast-paced modern martial arts curriculum led by masters from The Budo Center. Learn basic punches, blocks and combination moves that help build coordination, strength and flexibility. Practice self-control and gain confidence while displaying a positive attitude about yourself and others.
    Instructor: Pamela Justice, The Budo Center
     
  • Knitting for Beginners

    Learn the lifelong skill and pleasure of knitting with master knitter Betsy Manson. Create a sweater for a favorite stuffed animal or a scarf for yourself. Basic techniques you will learn are cast-on and purl.
    Class fee: $25
    Instructor: Betsy Manson
     
  • Knitting: Intermediate

    Master the basics of knitting, purling and putting together a finished product. Learn how to make a colorful sock monkey.
    Class fee: $25
    Instructor: Betsy Manson
     
  • Knitting: Intermediate - Advanced

    If you already know how to cast-on, knit and purl, then apply your skills to create a finished product. Learn to use double-pointed needles and knit socks in the round.  
    Class fee: $25
    Instructor: Betsy Manson
     
  • Lyrical Dance

    Let the song’s lyrics inspire personal artistry and creativity. Dancers learn to tell the story of the music through their movements in this fusion of ballet and jazz.
    Instructor: Ashley Wyatt
     
  • Magic Prints (Session Two)

    Experiment with a variety of printmaking techniques including rubbings, stamps, stencils and monotypes. Create prints with vibrant textures and bold colors appearing magically before your eyes!
    Instructor: Dana Morris
     
  • Mash-up Book

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    Part journal, part scrapbook- a mash-up book is all about you! Write, doodle, draw, design, color, and paste on the pages of your smash book. Get inspired with tons of examples or think of your own ideas—it's up to you! You don't need to be an artist or an author to enjoy making a mash-up book.
    Kimberlee Letourneau
     
  • Mosaic Madness

    An exciting class full of broken bits, glue, grout and gook. We will mosaic like mad as we decorate clocks, mirrors, flower pots, frames and more!
    Instructor: Sarah Abernathie
     
     
  • Ms. Mo’s Cooking Show

    Cooking is art you can eat! Learn basic recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and then watch yourself on the “Brilliant Summer Food Network”. We will learn basic cooking, baking, and food preparation skills while archiving class videos to share. Recipes will include (but not limited to): omelets, biscuits, pesto and skillet chicken & rice.
    Instructor: Maureen "Mo" Regulinski
     
  • Musical Theatre

    Experience the world of musical theatre by working on the three areas of musical theatre: acting, singing & dance. We will also learn focus, concentration & collaboration as an ensemble.
    Instructor: Staff
     
  • Nature Journaling

    Grades4-10 New!
    Sketch and explore the marvels of nature. Using nature journals and botanical illustration as references, we’ll spend the class drawing and writing outdoors. Learn to identify different plants and animals.
    Gina Wojtysiak
     
  • Origami for Everybody

    Welcome beginners and returning friends. The Asian art of paper folding is an ancient art form, but it’s as fun today as ever. Fold flat squares of paper into incredible three-dimensional shapes!
    Instructor: Ming-hua Chang
     
  • Paint Your Pet (Session Two)

    Bring a photo of your favorite pet and learn how to paint a colorful, lively acrylic portrait. Explore the process of gridding a photo and canvas, creating a composition and applying paint to produce a finished pet portrait.
    Instructor: Dana Morris
     
  • Papermaking and Bookbinding

    Books come in a many unique shapes an sizes! Learn to fold and sew different styles of books. We'll fill them with unique art, stories and paper that you'll learn to make yourself!
    Instructor: Mae Berglas
     
     
  • Papier-Mâché Works

    Paper and glue...who knew? Get a little messy with papier-mâché. Come create a menagerie of amazing three-dimensional sculptures. You’ve never had so much fun with old newspaper.
    Instructor: Laura van Bylandt
     
  • Photography I

    Take snapshots with a prototype pinhole camera, as well as use any type of point-and- shoot camera to take pictures all around the St. Catherine’s campus. Learn how to artfully hand- color photographs. Class Fee: $15
    Instructor: Keith Browne
     
  • Photojournalism

    Photograph, write, collect, edit and publish pictures and stories to report on Brilliant Summer’s news and events.
    Instructor: Kimberlee Letourneau
     
  • Piano: Beginner

    Come and learn the fundamentals of playing the piano. Begin with pre-reading activities and move to a more complicated material as music reading ability develops.
    No experience required.
    Class Fee $10
    Instructor: Susan Davis
     
  • Playwriting

    Calling all creative writers, or those with big imaginations. Do you picture interesting characters and situations in your mind, that you would love to see leap right off the page? Learn to write your own scripts for the stage, and maybe even see them come to life in a camp performance!
    Instructor: Jane Mattingly
     
     
  • Poetry & Puzzles

    Do you like puzzles or patterns? Harness the power of rhyme by playing with puzzles! Explore wordplay with puns, palindromes, spoonerisms, and learn other fun tongue twisting tools.
    Instructor: Meg Strickland
     
  • Pom-Pom Construction

    Love to make pom poms? In this class we will make pom poms and then many, many things with pom poms including: rugs, animals, purses, key chains and more!
    Instructor: Brigette Newberry
     
  • Power Jump Rope

    Take a jump rope class that challenges your athletic ability. Focus on single-rope skills, double dutch, rapid fire games, partner tricks and gymnastics moves to develop intermediate and advanced jump rope skills. Previous jump rope experience recommended.
    Instructor: Gail Kingrey
  • Printer's Paradise

    Roll up your sleeves and let's start printing!  We’ll begin with the basics, and then explore all the surprising and expressive possibilities found in the art of printmaking. We’ll have opportunities to try a variety of printmaking methods including: resist printing, monoprint, collography, linoleum printing, marbling, stamp and sponge printing.
    Instructor: Kitty Lane
     
  • So You Think You Can Dance?

    So you want to make up your own dances? Now’s your chance. Work individually as well as collaboratively to choreograph dances that will be shared at the end of the session.
    Instructor: Ashley Wyatt
     
  • Stage Combat Basics

    Learn safety skills, warm-up techniques, terminology, and basic skills in regards to stage combat.  Explore unarmed combat, principles of stage combat, and important safety rules to follow when performing stage violence.
    Instructor: Aaron Willoughby
     
  • Street Jazz

    It’s a little bit of jazz, a little bit of hip-hop and a whole lotta fun! Come move, groove, shake and bounce in this high-energy dance class.
    Instructor: Ashley Wyatt
     
  • Strings Rock!

    Think only guitarists can rock? Think again! Strings students will learn rock and popular songs. Open to students with at least one year of experience on their instrument: violin, viola, cello or bass.
    Instructor: Sharla Gordon
     
  • Summer Science and STEM

    Use concepts from areas of science, technology, engineering, art and math to solve everyday problems!  We'll practice our STEAM skills by designing and testing tall towers, strong bridges, egg-drop safety devices and more.
    Instructor: Joyce Tzavellas
     
  • Swimming: Advanced

    Want to become a competitive swimmer? Master the four competitive strokes and develop swimming endurance. Participate in a variety of relays and games and dive into the knowledge needed to be a junior lifeguard.
    Instructors: Kemper Gibson and Madalyn Nuckols
     
  • Swimming: Beginner

    Learn basic strokes and how to float. Dive and participate in a variety of water games and contests. Of course water safety and pool rules are taught and always emphasized.
    Instructors: Kemper Gibson and Madalyn Nuckols
     
  • Swimming: Intermediate

    If you can keep yourself afloat and feel comfortable in the water then this is the class for you. Work on stroke technique and participate in a variety of games. Water safety rules will be emphasized.
    Instructor: Kemper Gibson and Madalyn Nuckols
     
  • Team Challenges

    Test yourself and match wits with others as you take part in team challenges, stunts, tumbling and rope activities. Strengthen both mind and body, and learn the importance of working with others to reach a common goal.
    Instructor: Leslie O’Neal
     
  • To Dye For

    Release your inner hippie!  Create groovy clothing using advanced tie-dye techniques and methods. In addition, explore other dyeing art forms (no pun intended!) including silk painting.
    Instructor: Ashley Cogbill
     
  • Ukulele

    Aloha! The ukulele is becoming one of today’s most popular instruments for all ages. It’s easy to carry and play. Learn to read tablature, chords and songs.
    No experience required.
    Class fee: $25
    Instructor: Rusty Farmer
     
  • Video Game Theatre

    Video Game Theatre is a hands-on and fun approach to bridge theatre techniques with stories and characters found in video games.  Students will use theatre games and activities along with Devised Theatre skills in creating a new work of theatre and video games.
    Instructor: AaronWilloughby
  • Violin 1

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Learn the basics of playing the violin in a fun group setting. This class is for beginners only. Performance is optional. Class fee: $25
    Sharla Gordon
     
  • Violin 2

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Did you take Violin 1 last year or did you play the violin a few years ago and need a refresher class? Violin 2 is for you! Brush up on the basics of playing the violin and expand on your skills. There is an optional performance at the end of each session. Class fee: $25
    Sharla Gordon
     
  • Voice Lessons

    Whether you want to sing for enjoyment, school plays, chorus or auditions, this class will help you reach your full potential. Learn proper breathing, posture, tone production, intonation, diction, phrasing and ear training and you will gain confidence and consistency in your singing.
    Instructor: Staff
  • Volleyball

    Learn the rules and strategies of this popular sport. Through drills and games, learn to serve, pass, volley and block and set and smash the ball.
    Instructor: Leslie O’Neal
     
  • Watercolor Techniques

    Dive into watercolor to explore wet on wet, dry brushing, resist and mixed media techniques. Learn traditional and experimental watercolor techniques in this exciting class.
    Instructor: Laura van Bylandt
     
  • Weaving: Intermediate

    Grades 4-6 and 7-10
    Come "warp" and "weft" again! If you already know a little about the weaving process let's continue with new projects, new ways to weave and additional weaving materials.
    Kitty Lane
     
  • Whimsical Fairy Cottages

    Enter the magical realm of garden fairies. Design and build a whimsical cottage using recycled cardboard, hot glue, and tons of natural floral materials and beautiful craft supplies.  Decorate the home inside and out including the yard and landscape. Be enchanted by the natural world!
    Class Fee: $15
    Instructor: Ashley Cogbill
     

  • Who Dunnit?

    Become a junior forensic scientist and learn how to solve a crime. Make observations, dust for fingerprints and analyze crime scene data to find out who dunnit? Try to stump your classmates by creating your own crime scenario.
    Instructor: Joyce Tzavellas
     

Rising Grades 7-10

Design Your Day Camp - Rising Grades 7-10

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  • Acting Academy

    Do you enjoy playing different characters and performing for others? Whether you have never acted on stage before, or have lots of experience, this class will help you learn new skills as an actor as well as polish the ones you didn't know you already had!
    Instructor: Jane Mattingly
     
  • American Sign Language

    Grades 4-10
    Say something without ever speaking a word. Learn American Sign Language and investigate the culture that surrounds this language and the people who speak it.
    Instructor: Rebecca Sopher
     
  • Artist Books

    Design and create your own artist book! Present a collection of your poems or short stories alongside your prints, paintings, photographs and collages.  Learn how to curate your work and bind it all together in a unique form. Techniques include paper folding, hand sewing, pamphlets and more!
    Instructor: Meg Strickland
     
     
  • Asian Art Adventures

    Learn about China’s 5,000 years of technical and artistic achievements and create Chinese- inspired arts and crafts. Make lanterns, kites, dragons, masks and more.
    Instructor: Ming-hua Chang
     
  • Band Works

    Let’s jam! Haven’t you always wanted to join a band? Learn basic skills for a variety of individual instruments — and you choose the instruments. Experiment with the saxophone, trumpet, flute, clarinet, trombone or drums.
    No experience necessary
    Class fee: $25
    Instructor: Susan Davis
     
  • Basketball

    Here’s a chance to improve your basketball skills to enjoy the game more. Work on dribbling, passing, shooting, layups and ball handling, while improving motor skills, eye-hand coordination and team play. Girls and boys are both invited.
    Instructor: Leslie O’Neal
  • Brilliant Bloggers

    Grades 7-10
    Do you have experiences, ideas, opinions, observations, or a story inside that you'd like to share with other like-minded people? If you do, then Brilliant Bloggers is for you!  Create and customize your own blog, choose your own topics, and blog away!
    Kimberlee Letourneau
     
  • Brilliant Summer Live! (Session Two)

    Do you love the sound of laughter and the exhilaration of applause? Then join the festivities with other campers who like to write and perform scripts — and who won’t be shy about showing what they can do!
    Iinstructor: Robbie Kinter
     
  • Candle Making: Advanced

    Learn advanced candle making techniques and build upon established skills. Experiment with creative design methods by pouring wax into molds and glass containers, making candles from flat wax and even candles made with balloons.
    Instructor: Brigette Newberry
     
  • Ceramic Treasure Boxes

    Using the techniques of slab and applique, create a your own unique box with special designs on the surface. Then create a lid that fits this box. Finish with glazes that allow you to explore a range of colors and soon your masterpiece will be a treasure for all to see.
    Instructor: Joel Moses
     
     
  • Chess Blitz

    Engage in the basic tactics and strategies of chess. Learn about the game of kings and queens as you improve your chess playing through daily games and strategy sessions.
    Instructor: Championship Chess Staff
     
  • Claymation

    Create your own movie using clay and photography! Learn how to sculpt small characters, write movie scripts, make sets and arrange photographs in video editing software to create a claymation.
    Instructor: Mae Berglas
     
  • Comedy Hour

    How many times have friends and family told you that you are so funny you should be on stage? It’s not as easy as it looks, but in this class get the support and inspiration needed to give it a try. Learn to synthesize improvisation, storytelling, and acting to write and perform your own stand-up comedy routine or sketch show.
    Instructor: Jane Mattingly
     
  • Crazy About Crochet

    Design and make many crocheted necklaces, earrings and friendship bracelets using silk cording and a variety of beads. Many colors will be available to spark your creativity.
    Instructor: Sarah Abernathie
     
  • D.I.Y. Spa!

    Step into a spa haven. Learn homemade recipes using essential oils and other natural ingredients commonly found in your garden or kitchen to create your own health, beauty, & spa products. Make aromatherapy products such as relaxing bath salts & fizzies, cleansing face masks, moisturizing lip balms & hair masks, decorative hand soaps, therapeutic rice sacks, and more!
    Materials fee: $15
    Instructor: Ashley Cogbill
     
  • Design-a-Bag

    Whether it is a tote bag, handbag, beach bag, or purse, bags are popular and essential to our everyday living.  Design and create your own one-of-a-kind bag out of fabric or recyclable objects using various crafting, sewing, or weaving techniques.
    Instructor: Caroline Seaman
     
  • Devised Theatre

    Based on work by the Dah Theatre Company from Serbia, the instructor will lead students on creating a new piece of Devised Theatre. Students will use activities, writing skills, and performance techniques to create a unique and different piece of devised theatre.
    Instructor: Aaron Willoughby
     
  • Digital Music Creations

    Create an environment of sound using a computer-based editing system. Learn to transfer analogue recordings to computer hard disk, then trim, layer and mix the results. By the end of this class you’ll have the information and the skills needed to start editing your own world of sounds.
    Instructor: Robbie Kinter
     
  • Digital Photo Adventure (3 periods)

    Grades 7-10
    Take an adventure around The city of Richmond with your digital camera. Students will be able to travel twice a week to a new location in the city and return to campus and edit their photography in the computer lab. Digital camera required, comfortable clothing, footwear, and a water bottle.
    Keith Browne
     
  • Drumming (Session One)

    Create soundscapes of musical fun. Follow behind Robbie as he leads you to success in rhythm. Discover polyrhythms and syncopated beats and learn the skills and basic techniques of drumming and percussive music.
    Instructor: Robbie Kinter
     
  • Drumming: Advanced (Session Two)

    Grades 7-10
    Are you a serious drum student? If you have taken drumming classes for at least two summers, then this class of more advanced and challenging drum techniques and methods can help make you a more accomplished drummer.
    Robbie Kinter
     
  • Engineering Physics

    Physics is the study of forces and motion. Learn about gravity, friction, centrifugal force and rotational pull through hands-on experiences. Build bridges and test the load capacity. Engineer launchers and water rockets for flights up to 400 feet! You’ll soon see why physics is fun.
    Class fee: $50
    Instructor: David Polak, Science Through the Eyes of a Child 
     
     
  • Experiencing the Woodpecker

    Expand your creativity through an in-depth investigation on a unique theme - the woodpecker. The sky’s the limit as you explore endless variations on a theme through a variety of media including drawing, mask making, nature observation and even drama,  How many ways can you "play" woodpecker?
    Instructor: Maureen "Mo" Regulinski
     
  • Field Games & Ball Games

    Love sports but can’t decide which to take? This class will allow you to play many different sports you already like and maybe you’ll learn some new ones too!
    Instructor: Rebecca Sopher
     
  • Fun with Felt!

    Use new tools to turn colorful wool into a variety of soft and fuzzy artworks! Poke and prod your way to creating unique 2D and 3D artworks as you learn a new art style!
    Instructor: Mae Berglas
     
  • Graphic Novel Know-How

    Do you love to draw? Do you love to write? If you answered yes to both questions, then you'll love making your own graphic novel. Graphic novels blend text and art to create a story line. In this class, you'll have access to a variety of graphic novels to spark your creativity. You'll learn about different drawing techniques and layouts as well as how to add text to your graphic novel. Join us and see where your imagination can take you!
    Instructor: Kimberlee Letourneau
     
  • Green Screen Movie Machine

    Put yourself in the movies! Using a green-screen and iMovie, we’ll build and inhabit our own creative video worlds. Paint scenery, design foreground and background imagery and tell stories starring yourself and fellow campers in whatever wild world you can imagine.
    Instructor: Caroline Seaman
     
  • Guitar: Intermediate

    Grades 6-10
    Build on your previous guitar experience by learning new chords and songs. Examine the guitar’s role in popular music by listening and playing. Class fee: $25
    Instructor: Rusty Farmer
     
  • In Bloom (Session Two)

    Calling all flower lovers! Over the course of our 3 week session, you will craft your choice of a wreath or mobile using handmade paper flowers and foliage. We'll learn a variety of techniques and construction methods to create a stunning floral masterpiece that will remain in bloom for years to come.
    Instructor: Rachel Rohr
     
     
  • Knitting: Intermediate

    Grades 5 – 10
    Master the basics of knitting, purling and putting together a finished product. Learn how to make a colorful sock monkey.
    Class fee: $25
    Betsy Manson
     
  • Knitting: Intermediate-Advanced

    If you already know how to cast-on, knit and purl, then apply your skills to create a finished product. Learn to use double-pointed needles and knit socks in the round.  
    Class fee: $25
    Instructor: Betsy Manson
  • Lyrical Dance

    Grades 4-8
    Let the song’s lyrics inspire personal artistry and creativity. Dancers learn to tell the story of the music through their movements in this fusion of ballet and jazz.
    INstructor: Ashley Wyatt
     
  • Mash-up Book

    Part journal, part scrapbook- a mash-up book is all about you! Write, doodle, draw, design, color, and paste on the pages of your smash book. Get inspired with tons of examples or think of your own ideas—it's up to you! You don't need to be an artist or an author to enjoy making a mash-up book.
    Instructor: Kimberlee Letourneau
     
  • More Magic Prints (Session Two)

    Create amazing prints using different types of printmaking techniques. This class will refresh and build upon all styrofoam relief printing, marker mono prints and collographs. You will learn how to create beautiful two and three color prints and will also be introduced to linoleum relief printing.  We will explore how to print on top of various types of media include watercolor and cyanotypes! By the end of the session you will have a unique series of printed and mixed media artwork. It is preferred that you have completed Magic Prints, but it is not required.
    Instructor: Dana Morris
     
  • Mosaic Madness

    An exciting class full of broken bits, glue, grout and gook. We will mosaic like mad as we decorate clocks, mirrors, flower pots, frames and more!
    Instructor: Sarah Abernathie
     
     
  • Ms. Mo’s Cooking Show

    Brilliant Meals - Learn to prepare and present an entire four-course meal one day at a time. Starters to dessert, budding chefs will prepare one course of a four-course meal each day. At the end of the week the class will upload their dynamic cooking creations to the Brilliant Summer Food Network. Experience Healthy Italian, American, and Tex-Mex cuisine.
    Instructor: Maureen "Mo" Regulinski
     
  • Paint Your Pet (Session Two)

    Bring a photo of your favorite pet and learn how to paint a colorful, lively acrylic portrait. Explore the process of gridding a photo and canvas, creating a composition and applying paint to produce a finished pet portrait.
    Instructor: Dana Morris
     
  • Papermaking and Bookbinding

    Books come in a many unique shapes an sizes. Learn to fold and sew different styles of books. We'll fill them with unique art, stories and paper that you'll learn to make yourself.
    Instructor: Mae Berglas
     
     
  • Photography II (2 Periods)

    During this introduction to basic photography techniques, learn about 35mm controls, darkroom setup and how to print negatives onto black and white photographic paper. Experiment with toning images and other alternative printing processes.
    A 35mm camera is required.
    Class Fee: $15
    Instructor: Keith Browne
     
  • Photojournalism

    Photograph, write, collect, edit and publish pictures and stories to report on Brilliant Summer’s news and events.
    Instructor: Kimberlee Letourneau
  • Playwriting

    Calling all creative writers, or those with big imaginations. Do you picture interesting characters and situations in your mind, that you would love to see leap right off the page? Learn to write your own scripts for the stage, and maybe even see them come to life in a camp performance!
    Instructor: Jane Mattingly
     
  • Pom-Pom Construction

    Love to make pom poms? In this class we will make pom poms and then many many things with pom poms including: rugs, animals, purses, key chains and more!!
    Instructor: Brigette Newberry
  • Power Jump Rope

    Grades 5-10
    Take a jump rope class that challenges your athletic ability. Focus on single-rope skills, double dutch, rapid fire games, partner tricks and gymnastics moves to develop intermediate and advanced jump rope skills. Previous jump rope experience recommended.
    Instructor: Gail Kingrey
     
  • River Rats (3 Periods)

    Explore the James River Park System through?a variety of activities including climbing trees, fishing for giant catfish, swimming through rapids, paddling kayaks, rock climbing, hiking trails, snorkeling, tubing down the river and participate in a volunteer project. Learn to appreciate and enjoy the river safely. Class Fee: $65
    Instructor: Staff
     
  • Self Defense

    Learn the foundations of personal awareness and self-defense training to give you the skills to navigate complicated situations while keeping yourself safe and calm.  This class will make you more aware, prepared, and ready for any situation.
    Instructor: Pamela Justice, The Budo Center
     
  • So You Think You Can Dance?

    So you want to make up your own dances? Now’s your chance. Work individually as well as collaboratively to choreograph dances that will be shared at the end of the session.
    Instructor: Ashley Wyatt
  • Stage Combat Basics

    Learn safety skills, warm-up techniques, terminology, and basic skills in regards to stage combat.  Explore unarmed combat, principles of stage combat, and important safety rules to follow when performing stage violence.
    Instructor: AaronWilloughby
     
  • Street Jazz

    It’s a little bit of jazz, a little bit of hip-hop and a whole lotta fun! Come move, groove, shake and bounce in this high-energy dance class.
    Instructor: Ashley Wyatt
     
  • Strings Rock!

    Think only guitarists can rock? Think again! Strings students will learn rock and popular songs. Open to students with at least one year of experience on their instrument: violin, viola, cello or bass.
    Instructor: Sharla Gordon
     
  • Swimming: Advanced

    Grades 4-10
    Want to become a competitive swimmer? Master the four competitive strokes and develop swimming endurance. Participate in a variety of relays and games and dive into the knowledge needed to be a junior lifeguard.
    Instructors: Kemper Gibson and Madalyn Nuckols
     
  • To Dye For

    Release your inner hippie! Create groovy clothing using advanced tie-dye techniques and methods. In addition, explore other dyeing art forms (no pun intended!) including silk painting.
    Instructor: Ashley Cogbill
     
  • Ukulele

    Aloha! The ukulele is becoming one of today’s most popular instruments for all ages. It’s easy to carry and play. Learn to read tablature, chords and songs.
    No experience required.
    Class fee: $25
    Instructor: Rusty Farmer
     
  • Video Game Theatre

    Video Game Theatre is a hands-on and fun approach to bridge theatre techniques with stories and characters found in video games.  Students will use theatre games and activities along with Devised Theatre skills in creating a new work of theatre and video games.
    Instructor: Aaron Willoughby
  • Voice Lessons

    Whether you want to sing for enjoyment, school plays, chorus or auditions, this class will help you reach your full potential. Learn proper breathing, posture, tone production, intonation, diction, phrasing and ear training and you will gain confidence and consistency in your singing.
    Instructor: Staff 
  • Volleyball

    Learn the rules and strategies of this popular sport. Through drills and games, learn to serve, pass, volley and block and set and smash the ball.
    Instructor: Leslie O’Neal
     
  • Watercolor Techniques: Advanced

    Learn traditional and experimental techniques and even a few “secret” techniques in this innovative class. You’ll soon be painting like a pro.
    Instructor: Laura van Bylandt
  • Whimsical Fairy Cottages

    Enter the magical realm of garden fairies. Design and build a whimsical cottage using recycled cardboard, hot glue, and tons of natural floral materials and beautiful craft supplies.  Decorate the home inside and out including the yard and landscape. Be enchanted by the natural world!
    Instructor: Ashley Cogbill