Grades 4–6

Boys & girls age rising grades 4-6
Special Interest Camps cover everything under the summer sun. Take a deep dive into a topic you are really into and maximize your skills. Increase your STEAM expertise from App and Game Design to Drone Building. Get a step up in academics from “Kick Start to Fourth Grade” to “Writing the College Application Essay.” Pump up your sports skills in the top-notch St. Catherine’s facilities or along the James River for outdoor action. Master practical skills with courses like “Babysitter Certification,” “Drivers Ed,” and a variety of culinary courses.

All one-week sessions
Half-day and full-day options*
Extended day camp care available (see Information page)

*Half day Special Interest Camps can be combined with Design Your Day Camps in the afternoon to create a full-day experience (lunch included).

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Special Interest Camps: Grades 4-6

List of 18 items.

  • Babysitter Certification

    Become a certified babysitter while learning how to care for infants and children, create a safe environment, make good decisions, solve problems and handle emergencies.
    Grades: Rising 6-8
    Dates: July 27-29 (M-W), 2020; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Class Fee: $160
    Instructor: Tara DiGiacomo
     
     
  • Brilliant Summer Detective Agency

    Calling all amateur detectives!  Come develop new crime investigation skills and learn forensic science techniques like ink chromatography, shoe prints, trace evidence identification, and more.  Extract DNA and identify the crook based on DNA fingerprints. Fine-tune your problem-solving and critical thinking ability as you decipher clues and process crime scene evidence.  Put your sleuthing expertise to the test to solve mock crimes around campus.
    Grades: Rising grades 4 - 6
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020; 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee  $250
    Instructor: Jennifer Harper
     
  • Code It!

    If you love everything games, computers and the web, Code It! is the program for you! Learn programming terms, wireframing, HTML, CSS and JS basics. Then, put your knowledge to use as you build your own personal website! Plus, we’ll provide follow-up instructions for the students (and parents) so they can continue learning and improving their website at home.
    Grades: 4-6
    Dates: June 22 - 26, 2020; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $200
    Instructors: Code Emoji
     
  • Ed Sherod Co-ed Basketball Camp

    Come work with Coach Sherod in a fun camp environment to improve your overall basketball skills while having fun with an amazing coaching staff!
    Lead Instructor: Ed Sherod
    Dates: August 3 -7, 2020
    Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. -- Kenny Center
    Fee: $250
    Register online under "2020 Sports Camps"
     
  • Ed Sherod's Co-ed Basketball Camp - Early Summer

    Work with Coach Sherod on all aspects of the game: shooting, ball handling, passing, rebounding and defense. You will improve as a player and have fun!!
    Lead Instructor: Ed Sherod
    Dates: June 8-12, 2020
    Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. - Kenny Center
    Fee: $175
    Register online under "2020 Sports Camps"
     
  • Entrepreneurship

    Entrepreneurship is designed for kids who dream of starting a business, now or in the future.  Students will learn essential skills for owning and operating a successful business, turning learning into earning!
    Dates:  July 13 - 17, 2020; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Cost: $250
    Instructor: Rachel Smalley
     
  • Fishing Camps (ages 9-14)

    St. Catherine’s and Virginia Outside have teamed up to offer one-week, all-day fishing camps. Students meet in the Maple Avenue parking lot and are transported to various locations in the James River Park System and surrounding wild spaces.
    Ages: 9-14
    Week One: July 27-31, 2020; 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Week Two: Aug. 3-7, 2020; 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Week Three: Aug, 10-14, 2020; 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Week Four: Aug, 17-21, 2020; 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Instructors: Virginia Outside Staff
     
     
  • Joni Jam Dance Camp

    Discover the art of dance! This unique program is taught by St. Catherine's Dance Instructors 
    Grades 2 -6  
    Half day: June 8-12, 2020; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $250
    Full day: June 8-12, 2020; 8:45 a.m - 3:45 p.m. (please pack a lunch)
    Class Fee: $400
     
  • LEGO Robotics Camp

    Build and design Robots using the LEGO EV3 system. Learn basic robotic engineering, programming principles and the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robotics Invention system. Work together in small groups to design, build and program robots to complete missions.
    Grades: 4-6
    Dates: July 27-31, 2020; 8:45-11:45 a.m.
     
    Cost: $195
    Instructor: Susan Steenrod
     
  • Magical & Mysterious Food

    Love to cook? Need help with math and scientific concepts? Then have we got the camp for you! Science has never been this tasty. Campers will learn all about the science behind why foods work with other foods they way they do. Sample Menu: Yeast Pretzels, Eggs Benedict, and Chocolate Mousse.
    Dates: June 22-26, 2020; 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructors: Edible Education
  • Mountain Biking Camps (Ages 8-13)

    St. Catherine’s and Virginia Outside have teamed up to offer one-week, all-day mountain biking camps. Students meet in the Maple Avenue parking lot and are transported to various locations in the James River Park System and surrounding wild spaces.
    Ages: 8-13
    Week One: July 27-31, 2020; 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Week Two: Aug. 3-7, 2020; 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Week Three: Aug, 17-21, 2020; 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $550
    Instructors: Virginia Outside Staff
     
  • Order in the Court

    Oh, no! There are cases against the Big Bad Wolf, Maleficent, and even Jack after growing his beanstalk. Through a series of persuasive writing workshops and mock court trials, we will expand our critical thinking and consider diverse perspectives to debate these fairy tale happenings.
    Dates: July 13-17, 2020; 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $200
    Instructors: Brightling Academy
     
  • Outside Adventure Camp

    From fishing, to mountain biking, to tubing, to kayaking, to just looking under rocks in the river, we explore the natural environment of the James River Park System and other area parks. We create a safe time for the kids to be kids and enjoy time outside. Having fun, learning for themselves and seeing a progression of skill development are just some of the things students will acquire in the wonderful outdoor playground  that is the James River Park System. So put on your outdoor clothes, tie your shoes tight and prepare for some adventure and excitement.
    Grades: 4-8
    Dates: Aug. 10-14, 2019; 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Cost: $475
    Instructors: Virginia Outside Staff
  • Saints Girls Volleyball Camp

    The Saints volleyball staff will teach you skill progressions and tactical strategies for all offensive and defensive positions on the court.
    Lead Instructor: Skip Weston
    Grades: Rising grades 5-6, 7-9
    Dates: June 8-12, 2020
    Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Kenny Center Gym
    Fee: $175
    Register online under "2020 Sports Camps"
  • Science Lab

    Junior scientists get ready: we will explore the wonderful world of Chemistry and Physics! You will learn some essential lab safety and use real lab equipment. Button up your lab coats and tighten your goggles as we recreate our very own laboratory and carry out some exciting experiments! 
    Dates: July 6-10, 2020; 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $200
    Instructors: Brightling Academy
     
  • Singapore Math

    This class is designed to provide the foundation to Singapore Math through hands on activities and application of skills to problem solving. Only for students new to St. Catherine’s Lower School.
    Grades: Only New students to St. Catherine’s in rising grades 1-4
    Dates: July 27-31, 2020; 12:45-3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructor: Katherine Applewhite
     
     
  • Study Skills

    Study Skills helps students become more effective and efficient learners. Daily activities focus on academic strategies related to goal setting, organization, time management, mental processing and retention, and assessment preparation. Students will build confidence and success while having fun.
    Grades: 4-6
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020; 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $220
    Instructor: Rachel Smalley
     
  • Top Dog Field Hockey Camp

    The session will provide instruction in skills needed to be successful at all levels. Athletes will have the opportunity to put those skills into action in game situations.
    Lead instructor: Don Warner
    Grades: Rising grades 4-6, 7-9
    Dates: June 8-11 (M-Th), 2020  
    Time: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. - St. Catherine’s Fields in Goochland
    Fee: $175
    Register online under "2020 Sports Camps"

Design Your Day Camp

Design Your Day Camp - Rising Grades 4-6

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  • A Mermaid’s Life for Me

    Someone once said: “Always be yourself… unless you can be a mermaid- then always be a mermaid!”  There’s a reason we feel more at home by the sea. Let’s pretend to have fins and live at the beach creating designs inspired by the mythical daughters of the ocean.  Make a hand-made mermaid tail, crown, jewelry, watercolor & acrylic paintings, and other mermazing art. 
    Instructor: Ashley Cogbill 
     
  • All Dolled Up (Session One)

    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
     
  • 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
     
  • 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.
     
     
  • 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: Catherine Pelletier
     
  • Ceramics

    Students will have the opportunity to understand form and function as they produce multiple usable pieces. They will work with three important hand-building technique: slab, drape, and applique.
    Instructors: Joel Moses and Steven Cogbill
     
  • 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
     
  • 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
     
  • 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 
     
     
  • 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
     
  • 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
     
  • 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
     
  • Dollhouse Decorators

    Join us as we learn to create everything from flowers to food to furniture in miniature. Create a mini model of your dream room or a flower garden. Everything's cuter in miniature!
    Instructor: Gina Wojtysiak
     
  • 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
     
  • Embroidery & Cross-stitch

    Learn different stitches and techniques for creating designs in hand embroidery and cross stitch. Create a sampler, then use stitches to embellish room decor and wearable art!
    Instructor: Gina Wojtysiak
     
  • 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 
     
  • Felting Frenzy

    Use felting needles 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
     
  • 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!
     
     
  • 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
     
  • Fun with Chinese (Session Two)

    Do you want to know your Chinese name? Do you know your Chinese zodiac animal? Do you want to prepare yourself for an awesome trip to the Terracotta Warriors and Great Wall? We are going to learn A TON of fun facts about this ancient culture and practice our Chinese through hands-on activities, even cooking!
    Instructor: Kefu Dorion
     
  • Go Figure (Session One)

    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.
    Session One
    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 One)

    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.
    Session One
    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
     
  • Jewelry Design

     
    Using techniques real jewelers use, we’ll make jewelry using wire, beads, chain, cord and findings. Be inspired by jewelry throughout the ages to make wearable art that sparkles! (Caution: your Mom will want to borrow your jewelry.)
    Instructor: Gina Wojtysiak
     
  • 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
     
  • Medieval Art

    Go back in time to the middle ages and create authentic art of the time, such as a portrait depicting yourself as a king or queen. Look into your family history and design your family crest, create crowns, shields, goblets, castles, and dragons.
    Instructor: Jeremy Terner
     
     
  • 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: Olivia Penn
     
     
  • 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
     
  • Narrative Art

    What do picture books, comics, graphic novels and animation have in common? They all use art to tell the story. In this class we’ll create a story from storyboarding through final art.
    Instructor: 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
     
  • Owl Art - What a Hoot!

    It’s easy to be owlsome when you love hoo you are!  Let’s explore the mysterious wise owl and capture the beauty & intrigue of this winged nocturnal creature.  Projects include a fanciful owl mask, cute owl collage, various owl paintings using watercolors on paper and acrylics on canvas or RVA rocks, recycled cardboard owl sculpture, and more.  It’ll be a hoot!
    Instructor: Ashley Cogbill 
     
  • Paint Like The Impressionists

    “En plein air” is a French expression for painting out in the open and a popular method with the Impressionists. In this class, paint “en plein air” while learning about how the Impressionists used color to depict light, shadow and mood.
    Instructor: Gina Wojtysiak
     
  • 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
     
  • Painting Party

    Do you love to paint and get messy? Painting party might be perfect for you. Come join us as we paint different types of artwork from abstract to realistic. Learn tips and tricks for color mixing, sketching your design, and adding all the little details to make some of your best art yet!
    Instructor: Olivia Penn
     
  • 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 (Session Two)

    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.
    Session Two
    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
     
  • 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
  • Pusheen’s Playful Summer

    Spend your summer with everyone’s favorite gray cat, Pusheen! Hang out with Pusheen and friends as you play Pusheen themed games and activities. Grab your favorite stuffed friend as we learn more about Pusheen and her siblings, Stormy and Pip, as well as their other furry friends. It’s sure to be a playful summer!
    Instructor: Catherine Pelletier
     
  • 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

    En Gard!  In Stage Combat, students will learn principles of safe stage combat.  Learn both unarmed combat as well working with foam swords to create a safe and realistic fight scene.
    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: 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: 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: 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
     
  • 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

    Ready Player?  In Video Game Theatre we will write, create, and act an original production with themes and characters from a video game.  This class is for anyone interested in performing, creating, or interacting with Video Games and Theatre
    Instructor: Aaron Willoughby
  • 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: Staff
     
  • Watercolor Techniques (Session Two)

    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.
    Session Two
    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!
    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
     
  • Youth Yoga (Session Two)

    Through distinct and therapeutic sequence of postures, we organize our alignment principles and help us build a solid foundation of breath control and body stability and balance. 
    Instructor: Kefu Dorion