Grace Christian Academy

Summer Camp 2020

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CHOCOLATE CANDY CREATIONS (JUNE)

Introduces campers to the fun of creative candy making. We will create at least two different candies each day. Campers will experience the joy and immediate gratification of their very own creations! Some of the techniques they will learn are: melting, molding, tempering, brushing and dusting, just to name a few. You’ll have dessert each night as your child explains their candy and how it was made.

Dates: June 1 - June 4

Times: 9:00-12:00

Location: US Cafeteria

Grades:  Rising 4th - Rising 8th

Cost: $125

Instructor: Vickie Andrist ([email protected] or [email protected])


SOCCER ACADEMY

GCA Soccer Academy is open to the public and is designed to give younger players a fun opportunity to learn new skills and techniques. Games and drills will focus on dribbling, passing, finishing, and defending while incorporating character building Pep Talks. 

All players will need to bring age appropriate ball, shin guards, cleats, gym shoes, small snack, and water.

Dates: June 1 - June 4

Times: 8:30-10:30

Location: Football Field (US Gym if weather is bad)

Grades: 4 years old - Rising 4th

Cost: $100

Instructor: Isaac Brooks ([email protected]) and Shawn Mehegan ([email protected])


SOCCER ACADEMY : ADVANCED SKILLS

GCA Soccer Academy: Advanced Skills is open to the public and is designed for older or more advanced players looking for a challenging but fun environment to learn Advanced Skills and techniques. Players will be able to hone their basic dribbling, passing, finishing, and defending while incorporating higher level tips, tricks, and tactics. Character building will be discussed daily during our Pep Talks. 

All players will need to bring age appropriate ball, shin guards, cleats, gym shoes, small snack, and water.

Dates: June 1 - June 4

Times: 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Football Field (US Gym if weather is bad)

Grades: Rising 5th - Rising 8th

Cost: $100

Instructor: Isaac Brooks ([email protected]) and Shawn Mehegan ([email protected])


DOG DAYS OF SUMMER CAMP

Do you love animals? How about books and reading too? Join us for a fun week of reading, crafts, activities and more involving different pets! A special guest pet will be an exciting addition to our reading each day! All snacks and materials provided!

Dates: June 8 - June 11

Times: 9:00-12:00

Location: F-029 (Lower School Building)

Grades: Rising 2nd - Rising 4th

Cost: $125

Instructor: Niki Kurusu ([email protected])


CAMP INVENTION

Camp Invention is a high-energy, hands-on STEM camp. Your child will love what’s in store for this year:

CREATE

Become a confident entrepreneur as you sketch, prototype, protect and pitch the next great invention!

COLLABORATE

Team up to play hybrid hover ball games, trade inventor playing cards and design the ultimate sports complex.

PROBLEM SOLVE

Tackle environmental challenges while you compete in zipline races and build parachutes to airdrop animals!

To enroll in this camp please visit campinvention.org

Dates: June 15 - June 19

Times: 8:00-2:30

Location: US Cafeteria

Grades: Rising 1st - Rising 6th

Cost: $235

Instructor: Amy Henderson ([email protected])


GCA YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP

The GCA Football coaching staff and players along with a few guest coaches will be holding a two day free football camp for ages K thru 8 on June 15 and 16 from 6:30pm until 8:30pm each night. It will cover the basic fundamentals of football including agilitiy, tackling, and offensive/defensive position specific skill work.

To enroll in this camp please visit Grace Youth Sports

Dates: June 15-16

Times: 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: GCA Football Field

Grades: Rising Kindergarten - Rising 8th

Cost: Free

Instructor: Rusty Bradley, GCA Upper School Football Coach ([email protected])


YOUTH SUMMER VOLLEYBALL CLINIC

Please join us for an elementary skills volleyball clinic for all rising 1st -5th graders. The GCA High school coaches will lead this camp focusing on body movement and skill development. It is imperative to create good habits on movement at an early age for the sport of volleyball.

Dates: June 16

Times: 3:00-5:00

Location: US Gym

Grades: Rising 1st - Rising 5th

Cost: $25

Instructor: Melanie Morris, US Volleyball Coach ([email protected])


YOUTH SUMMER VOLLEYBALL CLINIC

Please join us for an elementary skills volleyball clinic for all rising 1st -5th graders. The GCA High school coaches will lead this camp focusing on body movement and skill development. It is imperative to create good habits on movement at an early age for the sport of volleyball.

Dates: June 18

Times: 3:00-5:00

Location: US Gym

Grades: Rising 1st - Rising 5th

Cost: $25

Instructor: Melanie Morris, US Volleyball Coach ([email protected])


CAMP UNPLUGGED

Summer Camp UNPLUGGED is all about unplugging from our tablets, game systems, and phones and making the most out of our summer days together. Memories will be made while we play indoor and outdoor games, complete a scavenger hunt, solve riddles and puzzles, perform skits, and do crafts! On the last day we will even make homemade ice cream to celebrate! Prepare to have some serious fun!

Dates: July 6 - July 9

Times: 9:00-12:00

Location: F-227 (Lower School Building)

Grades: Rising 3rd - Rising 5th

Cost: $110

Instructor: Amy McAfee ([email protected])


CHOCOLATE CANDY CREATIONS (JULY)

Introduces campers to the fun of creative candy making. We will create at least two different candies each day. Campers will experience the joy and immediate gratification of their very own creations! Some of the techniques they will learn are: melting, molding, tempering, brushing and dusting, just to name a few. You’ll have dessert each night as your child explains their candy and how it was made. 

Dates: July 6 - July 9

Times: 9:00-12:00

Location: US Cafeteria

Grades:  Rising 4th - Rising 8th

Cost: $125

Instructor: Vickie Andrist ([email protected] or [email protected])

GCA HOOPS CAMP

This camp will focus on skill development and learning to play as part of a team. There will be competitions as well.

Dates: July 13 - July 16

Times: 9:00 - 12:00

Location: US Gym

Grades: Rising 3rd - Rising 8th

Cost: $100

Instructor: Mark White - Upper School Basletball Coach ([email protected])


GCA POM CLINIC

The first ever GCA Pom Clinic will include the opportunity for your daughter to learn Pom skills and Pom dance routines. All skills will be taught by the US GCA Pom team under the direction of Mrs. Kelsey DesLauriers. Campers will receive a snack each day and a t-shirt to wear on the last day of camp. Spectators are invited to attend a performance on the last day to see what your child has learned. Campers do not have to be GCA students! Invite your friends! Please come out to support the GCA US POM team’s first fundraiser!

Dates: July 15 - July 17

Times: 9:30 - 11:30

Location: Chapel

Grades: Rising Kindergarten - Rising 8th

Cost: $80

Instructor: Kelsey DesLauriers - Upper School Pom Coach ([email protected])


SUMMER ELEMENTARY CHEER CAMP

Come join us for this summer’s cheer camp led by the Upper School Cheerleaders! Your child will spend cheer camp days learning basic motions, jumps, chants, cheers, some motions to music, and stunting. We will also make some time for a few cheer games and a snack each day! On our final day, we will have a special performance for all parents to enjoy. Each camper will receive a t-shirt that matches the Upper School Cheerleaders. Space is limited so sign up soon! You do not have to attend GCA to come to cheer camp. Tell all your friends to sign up as well! See you at cheer camp!

Dates: July 21 - July 24

Times: 9:30 - 11:30

Location: MS Gym

Grades: Rising Kindergarten - Rising 6th

Cost: $100

Instructor: Jennifer Mackey - Upper School Cheerleading Coach ([email protected])


GCA TENNIS CAMP (K-4th)

Beginner tennis camp is to inspire young people to love the game of tennis in a safe and fun setting. Learn technique and rallying: coordination; movement; throwing and catching; basic strokes; position; and rules of play. Wear tennis shoes, sunscreen and bring a water bottle and tennis racquet, if you have one.

Dates: July 24 - July 25

Times: 1:00 - 4:00 pm, July 24th

             9:00 - 12:00, July 25th

Location: GCA Tennis Courts

Grades: Rising Kindergarten - Rising 4th

Cost: $60

Instructor: Tracy Rodgers - Upper School Tennis Coach ([email protected])


GCA TENNIS CAMP (5th-8th)

New to the game? - learn basic strokes, footwork, ball tracking, general court positioning and scoring. Already playing middle school tennis or interested in playing on a team? - we have a spot for you. This camp will give you a jump start for the kick off of Fall middle school tennis. Wear tennis shoes, sunscreen and bring a water bottle and tennis racquet, if you have one.

Dates: July 24 - July 25

Times: 5:00 - 8:00 pm, July 24th

             1:00 - 4:00 pm, July 25th

Location: GCA Tennis Courts

Grades: Rising 5th - Rising 8th

Cost: $60

Instructor: Tracy Rodgers - Upper School Tennis Coach ([email protected])


GCA TENNIS CAMP (K-4th)

Beginner tennis camp is to inspire young people to love the game of tennis in a safe and fun setting. Learn technique and rallying: coordination; movement; throwing and catching; basic strokes; position; and rules of play. Wear tennis shoes, sunscreen and bring a water bottle and tennis racquet, if you have one.

Dates: July 31 - August 1

Times: 1:00 - 4:00 pm, July 31st

             9:00 - 12:00, August 1

Location: GCA Tennis Courts

Grades: Rising Kindergarten - Rising 4th

Cost: $60

Instructor: Tracy Rodgers - Upper School Tennis Coach ([email protected])


GCA TENNIS CAMP (5th-8th)

New to the game? - learn basic strokes, footwork, ball tracking, general court positioning and scoring. Already playing middle school tennis or interested in playing on a team? - we have a spot for you. This camp will give you a jump start for the kick off of Fall middle school tennis. Wear tennis shoes, sunscreen and bring a water bottle and tennis racquet, if you have one.

Dates: July 31 - August 1

Times: 5:00 - 8:00 pm, July 31st

             1:00 - 4:00 pm, August 1st

Location: GCA Tennis Courts

Grades: Rising 5th - Rising 8th

Cost: $60

Instructor: Tracy Rodgers - Upper School Tennis Coach ([email protected])