Grace Christian Academy

Summer Camp 2020

Select the camps you want your child to attend, note the Camp Title, click the Register Now button to register and pay. Payment is due at time of registration. (See Refund policy under the Camp Information tab.)

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FOOTBALL - QB/WR and OL/DL CAMP (NO COST)

The Grace Christian Academy QB/WR and OL/DL Football Camp is a position specific camp that focuses on the fundamental development of the overall athlete. Coached by the GCA Football Staff and numerous GCA alumni. Camp instruction will include position specific fundamentals, drills, film study and competitions all using the Athletic Facilities of Grace Christian Academy.

Please print, complete, and bring the Sports Waiver Form to camp

Dates: May 29, June 12, June 19

Times: 9:00 - 10:30 (June 12 time will be 10:30 - 12:oo)

Location: GCA Football Field

Grades: Rising 5th - Rising 8th

Cost: $25

Instructor: Rusty Bradley, GCA Coaches and potential collegiate athletes ([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])


BASEBALL CAMP

Come enjoy a fun week of baseball camp! We will teach all the fundamentals of baseball and play live games. The GCA baseball staff and players will be giving one on one instruction to every player. We will be teaching, hitting, throwing, catching, infield, outfield, base running, and bunting.

Players should bring a baseball bat, glove, cleats, tennis shoes, and water.

Dates: June 8 - 11

Times: 9:00 - 12:00

Location: Baseball Field

Grades: Rising Kindergarten - Rising 6th

Cost: $100

Instructor: Jonathan Byrd ([email protected]) and Colton Sweet ([email protected])


CAMP CREATIVITY (4th - 6th)

In this camp, we will explore creating with clay, drawing, and painting. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 24 students per camp (minimum of 5 students). Camp fee of $120.00 includes a sketchbook and all art materials. Students will need to bring a drink and a snack every day. If you have any questions, please contact Teresa McNelly at (865) 659-5186 or [email protected]

Dates: June 8 - June 11

Times: 1:00-4:00 pm

Location: GCA LS/MS Art Room

Grades: Rising 4th - Rising 6th

Cost: $120

Instructor: Teresa McNelly ([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])


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])


SUMMER ELEMENTARY CHEER CAMP 2020

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 20 - July 23

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 (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 (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])


Select the camps you want your child to attend, note the Camp Title, click the Register Now button to register and pay. Payment is due at time of registration. (See Refund policy under the Camp Information tab.)

Register Now

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 : 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])


BASEBALL CAMP

Come enjoy a fun week of baseball camp! We will teach all the fundamentals of baseball and play live games. The GCA baseball staff and players will be giving one on one instruction to every player. We will be teaching, hitting, throwing, catching, infield, outfield, base running, and bunting.

Players should bring a baseball bat, glove, cleats, tennis shoes, and water.

Dates: June 8 - 11

Times: 9:00 - 12:00

Location: Baseball Field

Grades: Rising Kindergarten - Rising 6th

Cost: $100

Instructor: Jonathan Byrd ([email protected]) and Colton Sweet ([email protected])


CAMP CREATIVITY (4th - 6th)

In this camp, we will explore creating with clay, drawing, and painting. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 24 students per camp (minimum of 5 students). Camp fee of $120.00 includes a sketchbook and all art materials. Students will need to bring a drink and a snack every day. If you have any questions, please contact Teresa McNelly at (865) 659-5186 or [email protected]

Dates: June 8 - June 11

Times: 1:00-4:00 pm

Location: GCA LS/MS Art Room

Grades: Rising 4th - Rising 6th

Cost: $120

Instructor: Teresa McNelly ([email protected])


FIRST ANNUAL GCA BASKETBALL TEAM CAMP

This camp is for both boys and girls middle school and high school teams

Dates: June 8

Times: 9:00 am-8:00 pm

Location: US Gym

Grades: Rising 7th - Rising 12th

Cost: $75

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


HEARTSAVER CPR/AED CERTIFICATION K-12 SCHOOLS (MS)

This course is designed to prepare students to perform CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) on Adults and children. Students will also be taught how to help adult and child choking victims. After successful completion of the course, the student will obtain certification in American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver K-12 Schools. This certification is exclusive to students and faculty in the school setting. Students will receive a workbook the day of class. Wear comfortable clothes, you will be in the floor at times and bring a snack and water bottle.

Must have completed 6th grade.

Dates: June 9

Times: 9:00-12:00

Location: TBD

Grades: Completed 6th-8th

Cost: $65

Instructor: Amy Smith - GCA School Nurse ([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])


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])


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 Basketball 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: GSM

Grades: Rising Kindergarten - Rising 8th

Cost: $80

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


SUMMER ELEMENTARY CHEER CAMP 2020

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 (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 (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])