Grace Christian Academy

Summer Camp 2021

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It's back again! Ready to bust a move? The second annual GCA K-8 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 and Mrs. Jennifer Feiden. 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!

Dates: June 1 - June 4

Times: 9:30-11:30

Location: MS Gym

Grades:  Rising Kindergarten - Rising 8th

Cost: $80

Instructor: Kelsey DesLauriers, US POM Coach ([email protected]) and Jennifer Feiden


Calling all students who would like to be Greek scholars! Dr. Zockoll will be teaching a crash course in Koine Greek to help you read the Bible and understand key words in the New Testament in the original language! We'll be studying important passages where the Greek text sheds light into deeper understanding. Notebooks are provided!

Dates: June 1 - June 4

Times: 9:00-12:00

Location: Room #129 in the Upper School

Grades: Rising 7th - Rising 12th

Cost: $100

Instructor: Brad Zockoll ([email protected])


Come out and e​njoy a fun week of all sports camp! We will be sharpening the skills of baseball, basketball, football, and soccer. GCA head coaches and players will be instructing the camp. We will also play other fun games in the afternoon to work on different skills. This will be a super fun week of camp that kids will enjoy and learn a ton!

All GCA faculty kids will only have to pay $100.00

Dates: June 7 - June 10

Times: 9:00-2:00

Location: Athletic Facilities

Grades: Rising Kindergarten - Rising 7th

Cost: $160

Instructor: Jonathan Byrd, US Baseball Coach ([email protected]), James Payne, US Boys' Basketball Coach ([email protected]), Justin Long, US Football Coach ([email protected], Isaac Brooks, US Soccer Coach ([email protected])


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 21 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 14 - June 17

Times: 1:00-4:00

Location: F-200 (LS/MS Art Room)

Grades: Rising 4th - Rising 6th

Cost: $120

Instructor: Teresa McNelly ([email protected])


Let's look at the final days in a deep study of the book of Revelation. Dr. Zockoll has been teaching this class for over 20 years and will provide you with insight on the prophecies and symbols of this apocalyptic writing. Complete with a notebook and intense Powerpoint presentation, the student will be introduced to key Greek words that help shed light on this most amazing book.

Dates: June 14 - June 17

Times: 9:00-12:00

Location: Room #129 in the Upper School

Grades: Rising 7th - Rising 12th

Cost: $100

Instructor: Brad Zockoll ([email protected])


Come learn how to play the amazing sport of volleyball while also learning about the love of Jesus! Camp will consist of training individual skills, team skills, and daily devotionals. This camp is perfect for anyone, from beginners to experienced players, all are welcome! We hope to see you there!

Dates: June 14 - June 17

Times: 9:00-12:00

Location: US Gym

Grades: Rising 4th - Rising 8th

Cost: $75

Instructor: Maddi Trent, US Volleyball Coach ([email protected])


Introducing our 2022 program, EXPLORE!

Give your young innovator an unforgettable adventure! All-new, hands-on activities will launch their imagination and get their confidence soaring as they explore STEM fun from the oceans to outer space. Read more about what your camper will do each day at camp:


Campers create a habitat for their own robotic fish — complete with a symbiotic friend — and prototype the next great aquatic innovation to lure in and hook investors at the fish market.


Inspired by real space exploration, children construct a Spacepack, engineer an Astro-Arm device, complete gravity-defying cooking challenges, mine asteroids and observe erupting ice volcanoes.  


Making exciting connections between science and art, campers build their own robotic artist to make awesome spin art and discover how inventions have changed the way people create.


Children experiment with the fun of physics and engineering when they build and test their own mega marble arcade, then take on collaborative challenges to level up their design thinking. 

To enroll in this camp please visit

Dates: June 13 - June 17

Times: 8:00-2:30

Location: US Cafeteria

Grades: Rising 1st - Rising 6th

Cost: $245

Instructor: Amy Henderson ([email protected])


Go Big Blue, Land of 1,000 Dances, and Chameleon are just a few of the songs you will learn during Pep Band Camp. Join us for a week of music and games designed to equip the band to serve our community. One year or more of band instrument experience is required. Registration closes Friday, may 14, 2021. A short supply list will go out after registration is closed. Email [email protected] if you have questions. 


Dates: June 21 - June 25

Times: 9:00-12:00

Location: Band Room/Gathering Room

Grades: Rising 7th - Rising 12th

Cost: $150

Instructor: Joe Perrock ([email protected])


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 of all kinds and do crafts! On the last day we will even make homemade ice cream to celebrate! Prepare to have some serious fun!

In the past activities have included:

one ball, four square, silent ball, tag, catch phrase, various board and card games, slime, friendship bracelets, canvas painting, water balloons, and so much more.

Hurry up and sign up soon, because this camp fills up FAST! Past participants love to come back each year!!

Dates: June 28 - July 1

Times: 9:00-12:00

Location: F-227 (Lower School Building)

Grades: Rising 3rd - Rising 6th

Cost: $120

Instructor: Amy McAfee ([email protected])


Come and learn how to draw cartoons from a former professional cartoonist: Dr. Zockoll. He'll show you the breakdown of comic strip creation as well as developing key characters and their unique cartoon looks! Drawing pads will be provided - come and develop your artistic talent in a new and fun way!

Dates: June 28 - July 1

Times: 9:00-12:00

Location: Room #129 in the Upper School

Grades: Rising 6th - Rising 12th

Cost: $100

Instructor: Brad Zockoll ([email protected])


Basketball Camp is designed for rising 3rd-8th graders. We will be doing drills to work on our basketball skill. Campers will get to play 3-on-3 and 5-on-5. There will also be shooting competitions where campers get to compete against their age level.

Each camper will receive a T-shirt. 

Dates: July 12 - July 15

Times: 9:00 - 12:00

Location: US Gym

Grades: Rising 3rd - Rising 8th

Cost: $100

Instructor: James Payne, US Boys' Basletball Coach ([email protected])


Learn how to be a broadcaster/announcer in Radio and TV! Dr. Zockoll's broadcasting background includes hosting radio talk shows, sports events and even game shows in stations in Ohio, Tennessee, Maryland and North Carolina. Learn how to read and write radio script. Important parts of the class include diction and pronunciation. Radio copy and scripts will be provided.

Dates: July 12 - July 15

Times: 9:00-12:00

Location: Room #129 in the Upper School

Grades: Rising 7th - Rising 12th

Cost: $100

Instructor: Brad Zockoll ([email protected])


Mrs. McReynolds is looking for students interested in competing with GCA1, a First Lego League Team for Middle School students, during the 2021-2022 season. This summer class will introduce and reinforce building and programming components using the EV3 LEGO Mindstorms. It will be full of fun challenges and friendly competitions.

Dates: July 19 - July 22

Times: 9:00-12:00

Location: F-0225 (LS Science Lab)

Grades: Rising 6th - Rising 8th

Cost: $100

Instructor: Trista McReynolds ([email protected])


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: July 19 - July 23

Times: 5:00-7:00 pm

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

Grades: Rising 5th - Rising 8th

Cost: $100

Instructor: Isaac Brooks, US Soccer Coach ([email protected])


This summer at cheer camp the Upper School Cheerleaders and coaches will work with your child on cheer motions, jumps, tumbling, stunts, voice, and spirit! We will also play games, have some fun, and provide them a snack each day. Every child will receive a t-shirt and we will have an end of the week performance for all parents on the last day at pick up. We can't wait for Summer Cheer Camp!

Dates: July 19 - July 22

Times: 9:30 - 11:30

Location: MS Gym

Grades: Rising Kindergarten - Rising 6th

Cost: $100

Instructor: Jennifer Mackey, US Cheerleading Coach ([email protected])


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, otherwise one will be provided.

Dates: July 30 - July 31

Times: 5:00 - 8:00 pm, July 30th

             1:00 - 4:00 pm, July 31st

Location: GCA Tennis Courts

Grades: Rising 5th - Rising 8th

Cost: $65

Instructor: Tracy Rodgers,US Tennis Coach ([email protected])