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YOU HAVE TO EXPERIENCE IT TO BELIEVE IT! We are thrilled to offer a variety of camps and classes that will provide a workout for your camper’s heart, mind, and body during the summer of 2017. Please use the removable calendar to view the camp schedule by week. Whether you’re looking for sports, academic enrichment, innovation, or good old arts and crafts, we have a camp to suit your needs.

ACADEMIC CAMPS

ARTS CAMPS

GAME AND TECHNOLOGY CAMPS

INNOVATION CAMPS

TRADITIONAL AND EXTENDED DAY CAMPS

Join us for a new and exciting SUMMER EXPERIENCE! JK-K..............................................................................4 Grades 1-5..................................................................8 Grades 6-8...............................................................20 Grades 9-12.............................................................30

SPORTS CAMPS

Partner Camps........................................................36 Policies..................................................................... 40 Directions.................................................................42

*Grades in 2017-2018

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Grades JK-K

in 2017-2018

Summer is all about fun for our youngest campers, so our camps are designed with learning while playing in mind. We’ve added more variety for this age group in 2017.

ACADEMIC Kindergarten Discovery Camp Little Bookworms Scribbles and Wiggles

ARTS Let’s Put on a Show! Young Rembrandts: Under the Sea Fun Young Rembrandts: Animal Art Adventures GAME *Chess Camp

SPORTS Tennis TRADITIONAL AND EXTENDED DAY Afternoon Adventures Let’s Do Lunch SpartaCare: Afternoons

INNOVATION Grow It, Cook It Intro to STEM with LEGO®

Learn about our camp staff and register today!

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*See pages 36-39 for information about Chess Camp; registration does not take place through The Steward School.


Afternoon Adventures Afternoon Adventures is the perfect way to extend your camp day. Every Monday afternoon is spent at Steward with a variety of entertaining visitors, and field trips are taken to local places every Tuesday through Friday. This camp can be done separately or as part of an entire Summer Experience day. Field trips and guest entertainers in recent years have included: • Go-kart racing • Laser tag • Movies at the IMAX theatre

• • • •

Jumpology Color Me Mine Miniature golf Jonathan Austin

• Ironbridge Sports Park • Bowling

Instructor: Summer Experience staff Grades: K-7 Dates: June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4 Cost/Time: $175, 12-4 p.m.

(when combined with morning camp, includes Let’s Do Lunch)

$200, 1-4 p.m. (camp only)

Campers who are at Steward for a full day should bring a bagged lunch daily. For extended day needs from 4-5:30 p.m., please see SpartaCare: Afternoons.

Edible Education: Cruise at Sea NEW! Hola, bonjour, ciao, aloha, and hello! Campers will create recipes that are indigenous to far-flung ports of call such as France, Mexico, Italy, China, and Hawaii. Where will our culinary ship disembark? A sampling of items on the menu will include crepes, pasta (linguine, ravioli), tamales, ahi poke, chicken long rice soup, haupia, and potstickers. Edible Education is a local food education company, and this camp will take place in the Bryan Innovation Lab.

Instructor: Edible Education staff Grades: K-5 Date/Time: July 17-21; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $250

Grow It, Cook It NEW! Welcome to the garden! Taught by the owner of Hummingbird Gardens, this new camp will be equal parts gardening, cooking, and eating. Each morning will start with gardening tasks, and the corresponding lessons will be geared toward plant parts (stems, roots, leaves, petals, seeds). The plant part of the day guides the gardening activities and will become the focus of each day’s cooking project. Cooking activities will be recipes that can be made at home under the child’s leadership (recipes will be sent home daily). Camp will take place in the Bryan Innovation Lab. Instructor: Amanda Montgomery Grades: K-3 Date/Time: July 10-14; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

Intro to STEM with LEGO® NEW! Tap into your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® bricks! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, snowmobiles, catapults, and merry-go-rounds, then add special pieces to create your own unique designs. Established in 1997, Play-Well is a national organization that uses LEGO® bricks to teach the fundamental principles of engineering, architecture, and physics in fun activities for young children. Instructor: Play-Well staff Grades: K-1 Date/Time: July 10-14; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

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Kindergarten Discovery Camp Here’s a fun way for children entering Steward’s kindergarten class to learn about school in a play-oriented environment. The activities will help students feel comfortable in a new setting while being introduced to the routines of kindergarten. Children will explore campus, meet new classmates, and interact with faculty. This camp serves as a great way to welcome your child into The Steward School community. Instructors: Kindergarten teaching staff Grades: The Steward School Class of 2030 Date/Time: July 24-28; 9-11:30 a.m. Cost: $195

Let’s Do Lunch Lunch supervision is provided between 12-1 p.m. in the Dining Commons for campers who would like to extend a morning camp or join us before an afternoon camp. Students should bring bagged lunches every day, and they will be escorted to and from their camps and lunch. Instructor: Summer Experience staff Grades: K-10 Date/Time: June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4; 12-1 p.m. Cost: $15 per week

Little Bookworms Ready to read? The focus of this camp will be on learning language arts skills specifically related to the process of reading—concepts of print, vocabulary, and writing; associating letters with sounds; and blending letter sounds to

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form words and sentences. Campers will explore rich literature and writing through centers, individual and small group instruction, exploration of books, and play to help with reading readiness. Instructor: Jenny Haar and Kris Marchant Grades: JK-K Date/Time: June 19-23; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $205

Scribbles and Wiggles This camp will focus on strengthening the rising junior kindergartner’s fine and gross motor skills, incorporating music, movement, and multisensory activities using a variety of materials. This is a process-oriented class that will promote essential school readiness skills including cutting, gluing, tracing shapes, and much more. This camp is limited to eight campers. Kris Marchant Instructor: Grades: JK Date/Time: June 26-30; 9-11:30 a.m. Cost: $205

SpartaCare: Afternoons Do you need childcare in the late afternoons? The SpartaCare program is available for campers who participate in a Steward camp that lasts until 4 p.m. each day. During the weeks campers are registered for SpartaCare, supervision will be provided until 5:30 p.m. Steward staff members will pick up campers from classes and escort them to SpartaCare.


SpartaCare: Afternoons (cont.) Instructor: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

Summer Experience staff K-10 June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4; 4-5:30 p.m. $50 per week

Tennis Join Steward’s tennis coach for this great sport for both one-week and threeday camps. New players, regardless of age, will be given beginning instruction, while experienced campers will be grouped with others who are striving to be competitive. The “Junior Spartans” level is open to our youngest campers. Level: Junior Spartans This camp is designed for children who are being introduced to tennis or still need a little more time working on stroke development. Coach: Grades:

Kurt Hammerschmidt K-5

ONE-WEEK TENNIS CAMP Date/Time: Cost:

June 26-30; 9-10:30 a.m. $135 (includes t-shirt)

MINI-TENNIS CAMP Date/Time: Cost:

June 12-14, July 10-12, July 24-26; 9-10:30 a.m. $75

Young Rembrandts: Under the Sea Fun for Young Artists NEW! If you love the beach, the sand, and everything wet, then this is the workshop for you! This camp is full of awesome art inspired by all things found under water: mermaids, shipwrecks, fish, and more will come to life. Lessons are fun, age-appropriate, and focused on both art and academic skills. These classes will help children with fine-motor skills, focus, attention to detail, following directions, and problem solving. Class size is limited to 10. Instructor: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

Young Rembrandts staff JK-K June 12-16; 9:30-11:30 a.m. $125

Young Rembrandts: Animal Art Adventures for Young Artists NEW! Kids love animals, and kids love art! Your young artist will learn to draw animals, both wild and domestic. We will study where our animal friends live, what they eat, how they feel to the touch, and what they look like. Lessons are fun, age-appropriate, and focused on both art and academic skills. These classes will help children with fine-motor skills, focus, attention to detail, following directions, and problem solving. Class size is limited to 10. Instructor: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

Young Rembrandts staff JK-K July 31-Aug. 4; 9:30-11:30 a.m. $125

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Grades 1-5

in 2017-2018

What better way is there for elementary-aged kids to explore new worlds, try unique activities, and make friends than attending an awesome summer camp? All of our academic and sports camps are taught by Steward faculty members and coaches. We host guest instructors for several arts and innovation camps, including Virginia Fishing Adventures, Young Rembrandts, Bricks 4 Kidz, Hummingbird Gardens, and Play-Well. ACADEMIC Math Brains at Work Math/Science Bridge Step Up to Success Summer Reading and Writing Club Wonderful Words ARTS Arts and Crafts Jewelry Let’s Put on a Show! Young Rembrandts: African Safari— A Visual Art Journey Young Rembrandts: Animal Drawing Young Rembrandts: Beginner to Intermediate Drawing Young Rembrandts: Cool Crazy Cartoon Fun Young Rembrandts: Mastering the Art of Pastels Young Rembrandts: Under the Sea Art Adventure

GAME *Chess Camp *Kodu Video Game Creation— Adventure *Kodu Video Game Creation— Go-Kart Style *Modding, Networking, and Hosting with Minecraft *Video Game Creation—Arcade Style *Video Game Creation—Platform Style INNOVATION Bricks 4 Kidz: A Pirate’s Quest Bricks 4 Kidz: Bat League—Heroes and Villains Bricks 4 Kidz: Brick City Engineers Edible Education: Cruise at Sea EV3 Robotics Grow It, Cook It Intro to Robotics Intro to STEM with LEGO®

Learn about our camp staff and register today!

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Making and Programming with MaKey MaKey Programming Computer Games with Scratch STEM Challenge with LEGO® Urban Homesteading SPORTS All Sports All Sports K&L Baseball *Bob Foley Basketball Boys Lacrosse Cheerleading Field Hockey Girls Lacrosse *Redskins Flag Football Soccer Tennis

Virginia Fishing Adventures for Older Campers Virginia Fishing Adventures for Younger Campers Volleyball TRADITIONAL AND EXTENDED DAY Afternoon Adventures Kids Night Out Let’s Do Lunch SpartaCare: Afternoons

Looking for a full day of camp? Morning camp + Let’s Do Lunch + Afternoon camp + SpartaCare = 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Choose individual camps during the registration process.

*See pages 36-39 for information about chess and video game camps, Bob Foley Next Level Basketball, and Redskins Flag Football. Registration for these camps does not take place through The Steward School.


Afternoon Adventures Afternoon Adventures is the perfect way to extend your camp day. Every Monday afternoon is spent at Steward with a variety of entertaining visitors, and field trips are taken to local places every Tuesday through Friday. This camp can be done separately or as part of an entire Summer Experience day. Field trips and guest entertainers in recent years have included: • Go-kart racing • Laser tag • Movies at the IMAX theatre

• • • •

Jumpology Color Me Mine Miniature golf Jonathan Austin

• Ironbridge Sports Park • Bowling

Instructor: Summer Experience staff Grades: K-7 Dates: June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4 Cost/Time: $175, 12-4 p.m. (when combined with morning camp, includes

Let’s Do Lunch)

$200, 1-4 p.m. (camp only)

Campers who are at Steward for a full day should bring a bagged lunch daily. For extended day needs from 4-5:30 p.m., please see SpartaCare: Afternoons.

All Sports Does your young athlete love sports—any and all sports? In the on-campus morning program, campers will enjoy an action-packed week of touch football, soccer, street hockey, dodgeball, and other favorites. Each day will have sessions in two or more different sports with an emphasis on sportsmanship and teamwork. Fundamentals will be reviewed and reinforced each day during game time, followed by prizes, popsicles, and the popular downhill water slide on the hottest days! Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day.

Coaches: EJ Watkins and Patrick Tucker Grades: 2-8 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: June 12-16, July 10-14; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

All Sports K&L This full-day sports camp will take place at K&L Sports in nearby Montpelier with transportation provided to and from Steward each day. K&L Sports promotes sportsmanship and camaraderie while increasing athletic skill level, using a 6-to-1 student-to-pro ratio. Each week, the activities include tennis, basketball, baseball, beach volleyball, horseshoes, swimming, football, soccer, wiffle ball, dodgeball, kickball, frisbee, hiking, and other games. This full-day camp includes a K&L Sports t-shirt, Friday pizza party, and lots of daily prizes. Coach: Kurt Hammerschmidt Grades: 3-8 Date/Time: June 19-23, July 17-21; 8:20 a.m.-4:20 p.m. Cost: $340 (includes transportation) $280 (without transportation)* *If you live near Montpelier and would prefer to drop off on site, please contact Coach Hammerschmidt for details at (804) 883-6552 before registering through the Steward website.

Arts & Crafts Summertime means summer crafts! Campers will create several projects, including gifts and decorations with summer themes—the perfect activities to do inside on hot days. Projects in previous years have included sand art, tiedyed t-shirts, and decorated flip-flops. Campers will also have opportunities to express themselves by creating their own projects from the “crafty” table. The camp will culminate on Friday with an art display and reception for parents. All supplies are included in cost of the camp.

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Arts & Crafts (cont.) Instructor: Kathy Karmolinski Grades: 1-6 Date/Time: June 26-30; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $250

Baseball Steward’s baseball camp is focused on fundamentals and skill development with an exciting game each day. Coach Bruce Secrest and his varsity players will give each camper individualized attention and drills for continued improvement at home. The daily routine will include work on throwing, fielding, and hitting skills, followed by the opportunity to apply new and improved skills in the daily game. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coach: Bruce Secrest Grades: 1-7 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: June 19-23; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

Boys Lacrosse The boys varsity lacrosse coach and his players will teach a range of fundamental skills in a fun, competitive atmosphere with daily games and contests on the field. This popular camp differentiates itself by providing a low player-to-coach ratio in order to dedicate greater attention to every child. Points of emphasis will include correct techniques for ground balls, throwing, catching, shooting, fast breaks, unsettled offense/defense, transition, and face-offs. Campers should bring their own equipment, including stick, helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, elbow pads, cleats, and mouth guard. Contact Coach Tyler at Jim.Tyler@stewardschool.org with any equipment

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questions or to borrow (limited supply available). Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coach: Jim Tyler Grades: 2-9 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: June 19-23; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

Bricks 4 Kidz: Bat League—Heroes and Villains Enter the dark city where a dangerous jokester and other evil villains wreak havoc. The good guys will ride into action as campers build motorized LEGO® models of the bat hero’s speedy vehicle and the bat girl’s sleek motorcycle. Keep the bat light searching for the evil jokester’s motorized LEGO® lowrider vehicle cruising through the city streets as well. The bat hero can swing on his grappling hook (LEGO® Technic model) from one skyscraper to the next as he fights crime with his trusty super sidekick. Campers will use their imaginations, building skills, and crime-fighting passion in this thrilling camp of bat heroes and villains! Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz staff Grades: 1-5 Date/Time: June 19-23; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $175

Bricks 4 Kidz: A Pirate’s Quest Shiver me timbers as we explore the popular culture behind the life of a pirate. Build a motorized LEGO® pirate ship, a helm, and an anchor, as we batten down the hatches and prepare for mutiny—we’ll protect the deck by launching a LEGO® catapult! Beware, me mateys, if it’s too late, you must abandon ship and build a LEGO® rowboat to escape. Watch out for crocodiles! Anchors aweigh!


Bricks 4 Kidz: A Pirate’s Quest (cont.)

Edible Education: Cruise at Sea

Instructor: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

NEW! Hola, bonjour, ciao, aloha, and hello! Campers will create recipes that are indigenous to far-flung ports of call such as France, Mexico, Italy, China, and Hawaii. Where will our culinary ship disembark? A sampling of items on the menu will include crepes, pasta (linguine, ravioli), tamales, ahi poke, chicken long rice soup, haupia, and potstickers. Edible Education is a local food education company, and this camp will take place in the Bryan Innovation Lab.

Bricks 4 Kidz staff 1-5 June 26-30; 9 a.m.-12 p.m $175

Bricks 4 Kidz: Brick City Engineers Explore the structures and landscapes of a city. Campers will work in teams to design and build the city of their dreams using LEGO® bricks. The architects may plan a road, propose a monument, or imagine a skyscraper. Builders will put on their safety hats and assemble motorized LEGO® models of construction vehicles and equipment. Learn what it takes to become a LEGO® city planner!  Instructor: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

Bricks 4 Kidz staff 1-5 June 26-30; 1-4 p.m. $175

Cheerleading Do you have spirit? Let’s hear it! Catch the spirit of cheerleading as you join The Steward School cheerleaders and coaches for a week of fun. Campers will not only learn cheers and dances, but will also work on the fundamentals of cheerleading, including basic motions, jumps, and stunts with an emphasis on safety. Campers will showcase what they learn when they perform a miniroutine for parents and guests at week’s end. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coach: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

Kari Davis 2-7 June 19-23; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $185

Instructor: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

Edible Education staff K-5 July 17-21; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $250

EV3 Robotics NEW! Students will explore the world of robotics through the use of LEGO® EV3 robots. The robots can navigate mazes, pick up and carry payloads, sense colors and objects in their path, and adjust their course accordingly. Campers will deepen their understanding of robotics by programming robots to accomplish a variety of challenges and using a variety of sensors to collect data and affect robot behavior to work through increasingly complex challenges. Instructor: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

Robin Ricketts 4-6 August 7-11; 1-4 p.m. $185

Field Hockey Beginners and experienced players alike are welcome at this camp where the Steward field hockey coaches will help with the fundamentals, including stick work, rules, and basic knowledge of the game. The camp will emphasize

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Field Hockey (cont.)

Grow It, Cook It

individual skills, as well as team performance. Campers should bring their own equipment, including a stick, goggles, mouth guard, shin guards, and cleats. Contact Coach Farmer at Beth.Farmer@stewardschool.org if you have any questions, need to borrow equipment, or need recommendations on equipment purchases. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day.

NEW! Welcome to the garden! Taught by the owner of Hummingbird Gardens, this new camp will be equal parts gardening, cooking, and eating. Each morning will start with gardening tasks, and the corresponding lessons will be geared toward plant parts (stems, roots, leaves, petals, seeds). The plant part of the day guides the gardening activities and will become the focus of each day’s cooking project. Cooking activities will be recipes that can be made at home under the child’s leadership (recipes will be sent home daily). Camp will take place in the Bryan Innovation Lab.

Beth Farmer and Annie MacKimmie Coaches: Grades: 1-8 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: July 17-21; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

Girls Lacrosse This exciting camp is designed to enhance skills and reinforce the concepts of lacrosse. The lessons will target the fundamentals and challenge players in the areas of stick work, dodging, shooting, defensive positioning, and draw controls. The coaching staff includes Steward’s Middle School girls lacrosse coach and current varsity players. Campers should bring their own equipment: stick, goggles, cleats, and mouth guard. Contact Coach MacKimmie at Annie. MacKimmie@StewardSchool.org if you have any questions, need to borrow equipment (supplies are limited), or need recommendations on equipment purchases. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Annie MacKimmie Coach: Grades: 2-10 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: July 24-28; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

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Instructor: Amanda Montgomery Grades: K-3 Date/Time: July 10-14; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

Intro to Robotics NEW! Students will explore robotics through the use of Robotic Mice, KIBO robots, and LEGO® WeDos. They will deepen their understanding of robotics and computer programming by exploring robots that use onboard programming, barcode commands, and a graphical programming language. Campers will program the robots to accomplish a variety of challenges using sensors to collect data and affect robot behavior. Instructor: Robin Ricketts Grades: 2-3 Date/Time: August 7-11; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

Intro to STEM with LEGO® NEW! Tap into your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® bricks! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, snowmobiles, catapults, and merry-go-rounds, then add special pieces to create your own unique designs.


Intro to STEM with LEGO® (cont.) Established in 1997, Play-Well is a national organization that uses LEGO® bricks to teach the fundamental principles of engineering, architecture, and physics in fun activities for young children. Instructor: Play-Well staff Grades: K-1 Date/Time: July 10-14; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

Jewelry During this camp, students will learn how to create beautiful, handmade jewelry. In this intensive beading class, campers will learn jewelry-making techniques and complete several projects, including earrings, bracelets, and necklaces using pearls, crystals, and glass beads. After the camp ends, students will have supplies to continue making jewelry. Campers must be able to tie knots in thread to participate. Previous students are welcome—they can always learn something new! Instructor: Kathy Karmolinski Grades: 3-8 Date/Time: July 17-21; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $275 (includes supplies)

Kids Night Out Drop the kids off for a night of fun! We’ll have pizza at school, where the campers will play games with our own varsity Spartan athletes and coaches. At 6:30 p.m., we’ll board the Steward bus to attend a Richmond Squirrels game. Campers will be escorted by Steward staff the entire evening, and seats will be together at the stadium. The night includes a t-shirt, dinner, and a ticket to the game. Parents should pick up campers on the Steward campus between 9:15-9:30 p.m.

Instructor: EJ Watkins and Patrick Tucker Grades: 1-8 Date/Time: June 23, August 11; 5:30-9:30 p.m. Cost: $40 per night

Let’s Put on a Show! This camp explores acting and creative dramatics and culminates in a live theatre presentation. Creative dramatics integrates storytelling, presentation, and character creation as a platform for learning. Campers will experience the entire process of production while developing skills in movement, creating characters, learning the vocabulary of theatre, exploring vocal production, articulation, accents and dialects, performing pantomimes, and exploring the theatre facility itself. Instructor: Monica Moehring Grades: 1-5 Date/Time: June 12-16; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $205

Making and Programming with MaKey MaKey NEW! Have some fun with computers, computer programming, and the creative things you can do with them. Use a MaKey MaKey to turn your computer programs into tools and toys you can really use. Make a giant joystick to control video games, a shoebox piano, and an interactive game board. Use Scratch 2.0, a graphical programming language from MIT, to program these and more digital oddities. Instructor: Robin Ricketts Grades: 4-6 Date/Time: July 31-Aug. 4; 1-4 p.m. Cost: $185

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Math Brains at Work

Programming Computer Games with Scratch

This camp is filled with games and activities that will engage every rising second grader’s math brain! Whether your child struggles or soars with math, this camp is differentiated for various levels. The best way to learn and practice math is by using concrete materials, manipulatives, and real-life situations, and a fun, effective way to do this is through playing math games. At the end of the week, each camper will take home a folder full of learning games and manipulatives to continue building math confidence.

NEW! Games, games, games, designed and created by you!!! Learn to write the code for several different video game formats using Scratch 2.0. Students will create their own animation, game levels, and awards using a variety of game formats to create web-based video games they can share with friends and family.  

Instructor: Mary Ann Taylor Grades: 2 Date/Time: July 24-28; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $225

Math/Science Bridge Summer is not a time for your child to forget everything learned during the school year! Let him or her have fun and bridge the summer gap between May and September. During this full-day camp, students will review, refresh, and enrich math skills by emphasizing basic operations, decimal/fraction relationships, and word problems. Science activities will focus on the five steps of the scientific method in solving problems and conducting experiments. Students will also engage in hands-on activities that combine science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) principles in exciting experiments. They will use basic, everyday materials to design solutions for challenges and will have opportunities to visit the Bryan Innovation Lab. Students should bring a packed lunch each day. Instructor: Ron Coles Grades: 5-6 Date/Time: July 17-21; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $425

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Instructor: Robin Ricketts Grades: 4-6 Date/Time: July 31-Aug. 4; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

Soccer Boys and girls will score a great summer experience by attending the popular Steward Soccer Camp! They will learn all the important skills of the game such as passing, shooting, trapping, and possession play. Steward’s varsity soccer coach, EJ Watkins, a former college player who has coached all ages and skill levels, leads this camp. Camp will begin each day with a skill of the day, followed by technical training (fundamentals or skill games), and finally team play. Coaches: EJ Watkins and Patrick Tucker Grades: 2-9 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: June 26-30, July 17-21; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

SpartaCare: Afternoons Do you need childcare in the late afternoons? The SpartaCare program is available for campers who participate in a Steward camp that lasts until 4 p.m. each day. During the weeks campers are registered for SpartaCare,


SpartaCare: Afternoons (cont.) supervision will be provided until 5:30 p.m. Steward staff members will pick up campers from classes and escort them to SpartaCare.

context of children’s engineering, cooking, and science experiments. Reading comprehension skills will be introduced through nonfiction topics and awardwinning literature. Proofreading and editing will be practiced in conjunction with writing activities. Students should bring a packed lunch each day.

Instructor: Summer Experience staff Grades: K-10 Date/Time: June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4; 4-5:30 p.m. Cost: $50 per week

Instructors: Nancy Loyd and Jane Whitely Grades: 3-4 Date/Time: July 17-21; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $425

STEM Challenge with LEGO®

Summer Reading and Writing Club

NEW! Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® bricks! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as catapults, pneumatic cranes, arch bridges, and battletracks. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. Play-Well is a national organization that helps build the foundation for robotics by enhancing problem solving and critical thinking skills. Instructor: Play-Well staff Grades: 2-6 Date/Time: July 10-14; 1-4 p.m. Cost: $185

Step Up to Success

This “book club” was so successful in 2016 that it has been expanded for this year and will be offered to older readers and writers as well. A regular weekly “book club” time for Lower School students will promote a love of reading and help with summer assignments. Instruction will include reading strategies, independent and small group reading with teacher coaching, writing workshop, and literature studies. Students who are entering grades 2 and 3 will meet with Mrs. Lunsford, and those entering grades 4 and 5 will meet with Mrs. Groves. Instructors: Lyn Lunsford and Becky Groves Grades: 2-5 Date/Time: Wednesdays, July 12-August 9; 1-4 p.m. Cost: $195

This full-day math and language camp will help ease your child’s transition from second to third or third to fourth grade. The camp will present students with the math and language arts concepts that will help them become better readers, writers, and mathematical thinkers for the new school year. The curriculum includes the investigation of math concepts through games, manipulatives, and critical thinking. Problem solving will be explored in the

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Tennis

ONE-WEEK TENNIS CAMP

Join Steward’s tennis coach for this great sport whether you are new to the game or have been playing for years. Both one-week and three-day camps are offered. New players, regardless of age, will be given beginning instruction, while experienced campers will be grouped with others who are striving to be competitive. Sessions are based on experience and age ranges.

Date/Time: Cost: MINI-TENNIS CAMP Date/Time: Cost:

June 12-14, July 10-12, July 24-26; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $125

Level: Junior Spartans This camp is designed for children who are being introduced to tennis or still need a little more time working on stroke development.

*Students in grades 4 and 5 who are actively playing tennis are encouraged to register for Spartan Future Stars.

Coach: Kurt Hammerschmidt Grades: K-5*

Urban Homesteading Camp

ONE-WEEK TENNIS CAMP Date/Time: Cost:

June 26-30; 9-10:30 a.m. $135 (includes t-shirt)

MINI-TENNIS CAMP Date/Time: Cost:

June 12-14, July 10-12, July 24-26; 9-10:30 a.m. $75

Level: Spartan Future Stars This camp is for players who are experienced and have the desire to start playing in tournaments. Campers should already have a strong understanding of strokes and be looking to compete. These players will have the opportunity to participate in an upcoming summer tournament. Coach: Kurt Hammerschmidt Grades: 4*-12

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June 26-30; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $240 (includes t-shirt and Friday pizza party)

Step into a time machine and visit an era that will introduce you to old world skills and new experiences. At Urban Homesteading Camp, students will be immersed in the basics: gardening, baking, working with wool and fiber, candle and soap making, learning about healing plants and honeybees, natural skin care, and much more. In addition to learning about homesteading skills of yesteryear, they will also take home handmade items, including an original fiber arts creation. Campers will learn about conservation and gain a new appreciation for natural sustainable techniques to promote healthier living and a healthier planet. Instructor: Lindsey Koerner Grades: 4-8 Date/Time: June 19-23; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $220


Virginia Fishing Adventures for Young Fishermen A week with Virginia Fishing Adventures offers campers the opportunity to learn beginner and intermediate tactics for freshwater fishing in nearby private ponds and rivers. Virginia Fishing has access to some excellent private waters where campers are assured success. For this age group, the camperto-counselor ratio is 4:1 to allow for personal instructional time each day. Campers may also earn their fishing merit badges through this program. Safety is the number one priority, so campers will wear lifejackets when in the water or on boats. Virginia Fishing Adventures provides all bait and tackle, rods and reels, lifejackets, and good times. No experience necessary. Please visit www.virginiaoutside.com to view photos from past sessions and for a detailed description of weekly activities; contact instructor Tee Clarkson at (804) 272-6362 or tsclarkson@virginiaoutside.com with any questions. Instructor: Tee Clarkson Grades: 1-3 Date/Time: June 19-23; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $395

Virginia Fishing Adventures for Older Campers This camp with Virginia Fishing Adventures offers budding fishermen the opportunity to learn the basics of freshwater fishing. Virginia Fishing Adventures staff will drive campers to private freshwater ponds and nearby rivers where campers will fish for bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish from jon boats and rafts. Safety is the number one priority, so all campers will wear life jackets when in the water or on a boat, and the staff maintains a 1:5 counselor-to-camper ratio. Virginia Fishing Adventures provides all bait and tackle, rods and reels, and life jackets. Campers should wear shoes and clothes that they don’t mind getting wet and dirty. No experience necessary.

Please visit www.virginiaoutside.com to view photos from past sessions and for a detailed description of weekly activities; contact instructor Tee Clarkson at (804) 272-6362 or tsclarkson@virginiaoutside.com with any questions. Instructor: Tee Clarkson Grades: 4-9 Date/Time: June 26-30; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $550

Volleyball Open to all experience levels, this camp will focus on the basics of volleyball, including passing, setting, hitting, and serving. The camp is led by Steward’s varsity volleyball coach, who has more than ten years of experience and is a USA Volleyball CAP certified coach. Instruction will include basic fundamental techniques and team building, and game play at the end of each day will give players a chance to put their new skills to use. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coach: Greg Young Grades: 4-9 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: July 17-21; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

Wonderful Words This exciting program is designed to immerse children in focused reading and writing activities. This full-day camp addresses the literacy needs of children at all levels of ability. Highlights of the camp will include opportunities to read books, recipes, craft directions, and poems; reading instruction designed to

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Wonderful Words (cont.)

Young Rembrandts: Mastering the Art of Pastels

build decoding skills, fluency, comprehension, and an understanding of how to choose appropriate reading material; writing instruction focused on the quality of storytelling and the mechanics of writing; and daily word work to build skills in phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, and handwriting. This camp specializes in individual, small-group, and whole-group instruction with a low teacher-to-child ratio. Students should bring a packed lunch each day.

NEW! This amazing workshop is for any young artist who is not afraid to get messy! During this exciting week, we will study a variety of famous artists, their impacts on the art world, and their unique styles of art. You will learn to become your own master artist by using similar styles, techniques, and designs as you create large, ready-to-frame posters. Campers will learn to layer, blend, and shade using chalk pastels. Don’t be shy, roll up your sleeves, and dive in to this amazing week of art!

Instructors: Mary Ann Taylor and Sabra Willhite Grades: 1-2 Date/Time: July 17-21; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $425

Instructor: Young Rembrandts staff Grades: 1-5 Date/Time: June 19-23; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $175

Young Rembrandts: African Safari—A Visual Art Journey NEW! Set out on your own safari! Animals of Africa will inspire us this week as we explore the exciting land and habitats of the continent. You will learn techniques to draw amazing landscapes of the African jungle, and we’ll even create some cartoon characters. We will challenge our artistic talents by creating a large poster in a graphic style, filled with a variety of jungle friends. Our exploration through Africa allows for a bounty of adventure and creativity. Instructor: Young Rembrandts staff Grades: 1-5 Date/Time: June 12-16; 1-4 p.m. Cost: $150

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Young Rembrandts: Beginner to Intermediate Drawing NEW! For young artists who love to draw and would like to improve, this workshop is the one. Our week will be packed with awesome, ageappropriate, and educational lessons that will include portraits, animals, still life, and even some art history. Students will learn about and implement fundamental drawing skills like line, shape, form, value, and pattern. Artists will study the color wheel and use color to bring each creation to life. Instructor: Young Rembrandts staff Grades: 1-5 Date/Time: June 26-30; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $150


Young Rembrandts: Cool Crazy Cartoon Fun

Young Rembrandts: Under the Sea Art Adventure

NEW! This is the perfect camp for kids who love to laugh, giggle, and create super funny pictures. Learning to create original cartoon characters with unique backgrounds and interesting scenes is just plain FUN! Combine that task with adding crazy expressions, bizarre movements, and wacky colors, and your cartoons will be over the top. We will also learn to create cartoon sequences that tell funny stories through pictures. From animals and objects to humans and more, you will have plenty of time to let your creative juices flow!

NEW! Pack your bags and grab your sunscreen! This super fun cartoon camp will provide each artist with an opportunity to draw original fish and underwater characters. Our friends will consist of sharks, jellyfish, an octopus, and others. We will give our fish characters expressions and place them in fun action scenes. On the final day of camp, we will draw a large scene of the coral reef environment using the tips, techniques, and tools that we studied throughout the week.

Instructor: Young Rembrandts staff Grades: 1-5 Date/Time: July 10-14; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $150

Instructor: Young Rembrandts staff Grades: 1-5 Date/Time: July 31-Aug. 4; 1-4 p.m. Cost: $150

Young Rembrandts: Animal Drawing NEW! An exciting workshop for artists that love animals and art! This animal adventure will take us to different continents and habitats all over the globe. Using various drawing tools, artists will learn tips and techniques to bring each creature to life. We will even spend time learning to create animals using cartoon skills. From fur and scales to feathers and more, this workshop is sure to excite the animal enthusiast! Instructor: Young Rembrandts staff Grades: 1-5 Date/Time: July 24-28; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $150

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Grades 6-8

in 2017-2018

The tween and early teen years offer great opportunities for independence in the summer, as well as chances to learn new skills before high school begins. Most camps are all taught by Steward faculty members and coaches, and accomplished guest instructors lead several sports and innovation camps. ACADEMIC Advanced Middle School Reading and Writing Intro to Middle School Reading and Writing Math/Science Bridge Middle School Math and Spanish ARTS Arts and Crafts Jewelry Watercolor Painting GAME *Chess Camp *Kodu Video Game Creation— Adventure *Kodu Video Game Creation— Go-Kart Style

*Modding, Networking, and Hosting with Minecraft *Video Game Creation— Arcade Style *Video Game Creation— Platform Style INNOVATION Architecture 101 Catapults, Castles, and Programming—Oh My! Culinary Camp EV3 Robotics Making and Programming with MaKey MaKey Programming Computer Games with Scratch STEM Challenge with LEGO® Think It, Make It, Sell It Urban Homesteading

Learn about our camp staff and register today!

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SPORTS All Sports All Sports K&L Baseball *Bob Foley Basketball Boys Lacrosse Cheerleading Field Hockey Girls Lacrosse *Redskins Flag Football Soccer Tennis Virginia Fishing Adventures for Older Campers VCU Volleyball Volleyball

TRADITIONAL AND EXTENDED DAY Afternoon Adventures Community Service Sampler Kids Night Out Let’s Do Lunch SpartaCare: Afternoons Spartan Counselor Apprentices

Looking for a full day of camp? Morning camp + Let’s Do Lunch + Afternoon camp + SpartaCare = 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Choose individual camps during the registration process.

*See pages 36-39 for information about chess and video game camps, Bob Foley Next Level Basketball, and Redskins Flag Football. Registration for these camps does not take place through The Steward School.


Advanced Middle School Reading and Writing Students who have adjusted to managing a middle school schedule but who need to step up their language arts skills will benefit from this camp. Upon entering high school, students need to know how to write well and read efficiently. To help them prepare, this camp will focus on two areas: writing and reading. The written work will include grammar instruction, such as a brief review of parts of speech, an in-depth look at clauses, and lessons in mechanics; and a five-paragraph essay, developing ideas with solid supporting evidence, focusing on composing a thesis statement, and organizing a paper appropriately. The reading instruction will focus on strategies and how to apply them to both fiction and non-fiction texts, especially when studying classic literature, which is often more demanding as students get older. Each day, time will be set aside to allow students to cross off some summer reading from their “to-do” lists. Instructor: Elizabeth Gibson Grades: 7-8 Date/Time: July 31-Aug. 4; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday Cost: $375

• Go-kart racing • Laser tag • Movies at the IMAX theatre

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Jumpology Color Me Mine Miniature golf Jonathan Austin

• Ironbridge Sports Park • Bowling

Instructor: Summer Experience staff Grades: K-7 Dates: June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4 Cost/Time: $175, 12-4 p.m. (when combined with morning camp, includes

Let’s Do Lunch)

$200, 1-4 p.m. (camp only)

Campers who are at Steward for a full day should bring a bagged lunch daily. For extended day needs from 4-5:30 p.m., please see SpartaCare: Afternoons.

All Sports

Afternoon Adventures

Does your young athlete love sports—any and all sports? In the on-campus morning program, campers will enjoy an action-packed week of touch football, soccer, street hockey, dodgeball, and other favorites. Each day will have sessions in two or more different sports with an emphasis on sportsmanship and teamwork. Fundamentals will be reviewed and reinforced each day during game time, followed by prizes, popsicles, and the popular downhill water slide on the hottest days! Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day.

Afternoon Adventures is the perfect way to extend your camp day. Every Monday afternoon is spent at Steward with a variety of entertaining visitors, and field trips are taken to local places every Tuesday through Friday. This camp can be done separately or as part of an entire Summer Experience day. Field trips and guest entertainers in recent years have included:

Coaches: EJ Watkins and Patrick Tucker Grades: 2-8 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: June 12-16, July 10-14; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

Rising sixth-grade students are encouraged to register for Introduction to Middle School Reading and Writing; see page 25.

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All Sports K&L This full-day sports camp will take place at K&L Sports in nearby Montpelier with transportation provided to and from Steward each day. K&L Sports promotes sportsmanship and camaraderie while increasing athletic skill level, using a 6-to-1 student-to-pro ratio. Each week, the activities include tennis, basketball, baseball, beach volleyball, horseshoes, swimming, football, soccer, wiffle ball, dodgeball, kickball, frisbee, hiking, and other field and team games. The full-day camp includes a K&L Sports t-shirt, Friday pizza party, and lots of daily prizes. Kurt Hammerschmidt Coach: Grades: 3-8 Date/Time: June 19-23, July 17-21; 8:20 a.m.-4:20 p.m. Cost: $340 (includes transportation) $280 (without transportation)*

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Maria McCarthy students. Instructor: Grades: 7-12 Date/Time: June 26-30, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $205

Arts & Crafts Summertime means summer crafts! Campers will create several projects, including gifts and decorations with summer themes—the perfect activities to do inside on hot days. Projects in previous years have included sand art, tiedyed t-shirts, and decorated flip-flops. Campers will also have opportunities to express themselves by creating their own projects from the “crafty” table. The camp will culminate on Friday with an art display and reception for parents.

*If you live near Montpelier and would prefer to drop off on site, please contact Coach Hammerschmidt for details at (804) 883-6552 before registering through the Steward website.

Instructor: Kathy Karmolinski Grades: 1-6 Date/Time: June 26-30; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $250

Architecture 101

Baseball

NEW! Middle School teacher Maria McCarthy was an architect who ran her own firm in Arizona for 16 years before moving to Virginia and becoming a teacher. She will combine her architectural expertise and her love of teaching for this exciting camp in the Bryan Innovation Lab. Students will learn about proportion, scale, measurement, and craftsmanship to create and design a building that will fit in a selected site plan. They will utilize creativity to recreate a familiar location, such as Downtown Richmond or Short Pump Mall, to “build” their favorite restaurant or landmark and to imagine a dream house. Using professional-grade resources and recycled materials, campers will bring home the miniature architectural models they create during camp. Because of the use of knives and blades, this camp is geared toward older

Coach: Bruce Secrest Grades: 1-7 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: June 19-23; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

Steward’s baseball camp is focused on fundamentals and skill development with an exciting game each day. Coach Bruce Secrest and his varsity players will give each camper individualized attention and drills for continued improvement at home. The daily routine will include work on throwing, fielding, and hitting skills, and a daily game. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day.


Boys Lacrosse The boys varsity lacrosse coach and his players will teach a range of fundamental skills in a fun, competitive atmosphere with daily games and contests on the field. This popular camp differentiates itself by providing a low player-to-coach ratio in order to dedicate greater attention to every child. Points of emphasis will include correct techniques for ground balls, throwing, catching, shooting, fast breaks, unsettled offense/defense, transition, and face-offs. Campers should bring their own equipment, including stick, helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, elbow pads, cleats, and mouth guard. Contact Coach Tyler at Jim.Tyler@stewardschool.org with any equipment questions or to borrow (limited supply available). Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coach: Jim Tyler Grades: 2-9 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: June 19-23; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

Instructor: Shane Diller Grades: 6-12 Date/Time: July 17-21; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $350

Cheerleading Do you have spirit? Let’s hear it! Catch the spirit of cheerleading as you join The Steward School cheerleaders and coaches for a week of fun. Campers will not only learn cheers and dances, but will also work on the fundamentals of cheerleading, including basic motions, jumps, and stunts with an emphasis on safety. Campers will showcase what they learn when they perform a miniroutine for parents and guests at week’s end. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coach: Kari Davis Grades: 2-7 Date/Time: June 19-23; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $185

Catapults, Castles, and Programming - Oh My!

Community Service Sampler

NEW! What do the Middle Ages and programming have to do with each other? Come find out in this action-packed STEM camp! Campers will apply small-scale prototyping and collect scientific data for proof of concept with catapults and castles. All assembly required. They will also learn how to predict and track the projectile motion of catapults using algebra and trigonometry concepts. Teamwork, ingenuity, and a little bit of magic will create some truly amazing siege engines of fun. The afternoons will consist of programming tower defenses using Arduino microcontrollers. Arduino is a fun first step to becoming anything from a computer engineer to a web designer, and it is used throughout Steward’s coding curriculum. We will use Arduino to cover the basics of logical comparisons and controlling the physical world. Be warned: your children will exhibit a high level of creativity during this camp, and their critical thinking skills will skyrocket. Limited to 15 students.

Part of being a good steward in the community is contributing to projects that help others. This week of service will include time spent with multiple organizations that make a significant impact on many lives. Each morning, the Steward bus will depart campus with a team of young volunteers and Steward faculty who will spend the day putting themselves to work in a meaningful way. Campers should bring bagged lunches from home, but snacks will be provided each day. Hours can be applied to school-required community service credit. Instructor: Wallace Inge Grades: 7-10 Date/Time: June 26-30; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $255

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Culinary Camp It’s never too early to learn to cook, and Chef Anton makes time in the kitchen so much fun. Join him to broaden your camper’s food horizons—from nutritional knowledge and various ways to use ingredients to techniques such as sautéing, braising, roasting, and cooking on the grill, this camp introduces students to new cuisine and reinvigorates favorite recipes. New for 2017, each week of camp will feature a different menu, so campers will learn new recipes in both weeks. No doubt campers will enjoy showing off their new culinary skills at home! Instructor: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

Anton Gaston 6-10 July 31-Aug. 4, Aug. 7-11; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $385

NEW! Students will explore the world of robotics through the use of LEGO® EV3 robots. The robots can navigate mazes, pick up and carry payloads, sense colors and objects in their path, and adjust their course accordingly. Campers will deepen their understanding of robotics by programming robots to accomplish a variety of challenges and using a variety of sensors to collect data and affect robot behavior to work through increasingly complex challenges. Robin Ricketts 4-6 August 7-11; 1-4 p.m. $185

Field Hockey Beginners and experienced players alike are welcome at this camp where the Steward field hockey coaches will help with the fundamentals, including

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Coaches: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

Beth Farmer and Annie MacKimmie 1-8 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) July 17-21; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $185

Girls Lacrosse

EV3 Robotics

Instructor: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

stick work, rules, and basic knowledge of the game. The camp will emphasize individual skills, as well as team performance. Campers should bring their own equipment, including a stick, goggles, mouth guard, shin guards, and cleats. Contact Coach Farmer at Beth.Farmer@stewardschool.org if you have any questions, need to borrow equipment, or need recommendations on equipment purchases. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. challenges.

This exciting camp is designed to enhance skills and reinforce the concepts of lacrosse. The lessons will target the fundamentals and challenge players in the areas of stick work, dodging, shooting, defensive positioning, and draw controls. The coaching staff includes Steward’s Middle School girls lacrosse coach and current varsity players. Campers should bring their own equipment: stick, goggles, cleats, and mouth guard. Contact Coach MacKimmie at Annie. MacKimmie@StewardSchool.org if you have any questions, need to borrow equipment (supplies are limited), or need recommendations on equipment purchases. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coach: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

Annie MacKimmie 2-10 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) July 24-28; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $185


Introduction to Middle School Reading and Writing NEW! Sixth grade is the first big step on the path toward being prepared for high school and college level reading and writing. Because the demands are different in middle school than in previous years, this camp will provide instruction to help students develop a solid foundation in the language arts. The writing portion of camp will focus on grammar instruction, including parts of speech, clauses, and mechanics. Over the course of the week, each camper will write a three-paragraph paper and learn about the components that make a strong essay: developing ideas, composing a thesis statement, and organizing the paper appropriately. The reading instruction will focus on reading strategies and applying them to both fiction and non-fiction texts— time will be dedicated each day to accomplishing summer reading! In addition to the focus on reading and writing, there will be instruction about developing good organizational habits, including working in Google Classroom, efficient management of individual classes, and communication techniques. Instructor: Elizabeth Gibson Grade: 6 Date/Time: July 24-28; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday Cost: $375 *Rising seventh- and eighth-grade students are encouraged to register for Advanced Middle School Reading and Writing; see page 21.

Jewelry During this camp, students will learn how to create beautiful, handmade jewelry. In this intensive beading class, campers will learn jewelry-making techniques and complete several projects, including earrings, bracelets, and necklaces using pearls, crystals, and glass beads. After the camp ends, students will have supplies to continue making jewelry. Campers must be able to tie knots in thread to participate. Previous students are welcome—they can always learn something new!

Instructor: Kathy Karmolinski Grades: 3-8 Date/Time: July 17-21; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $275 (includes supplies)

Kids Night Out Drop the kids off for a night of fun! We’ll have pizza at school, where the campers will play games with our own varsity Spartan athletes and coaches. At 6:30 p.m., we’ll board the Steward bus to attend a Richmond Squirrels game. Campers will be escorted by Steward staff the entire evening, and seats will be together at the stadium. The night includes a t-shirt, dinner, and a ticket to the game. Parents should pick up campers on the Steward campus between 9:15-9:30 p.m. Instructors: EJ Watkins and Patrick Tucker Grades: 1-8 Date/Time: June 23, August 11; 5:30-9:30 p.m. Cost: $40 per night

Making and Programming with MaKey MaKey NEW! Have some fun with computers, computer programming, and the creative things you can do with them. Use a MaKey MaKey to turn your computer programs into tools and toys you can really use. Make a giant joystick to control video games, a shoebox piano, and an interactive game board. Use Scratch 2.0, a graphical programming language from MIT, to program these and more digital oddities. Instructor: Robin Ricketts Grades: 4-6 Date/Time: July 31-Aug. 4; 1-4 p.m. Cost: $185

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Math/Science Bridge Summer is not a time for your child to forget everything learned during the school year! Let him or her have fun and bridge the summer gap between May and September. During this full-day camp, students will review, refresh, and enrich math skills by emphasizing basic operations, decimal/fraction relationships, and word problems. Science activities will focus on the five steps of the scientific method in solving problems and conducting experiments. Students will also engage in hands-on activities that combine science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) principles in exciting experiments. They will use basic, everyday materials to design solutions for challenges and will have opportunities to visit the Bryan Innovation Lab. Students should bring a packed lunch each day. Instructor: Ron Coles Grades: 5-6 Date/Time: July 17-21; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $425

Middle School Math and Spanish Take advantage of this week to freshen up your student’s math and/or Spanish skills before the school year begins. These classes can be taken separately or combined for a full day. Math Regardless of what level math class your child is entering, we have a math camp that will suit his or her needs—one class will focus on general math, and another will be geared toward students who are entering Pre-Algebra and Algebra I. This morning camp will also allow Steward students to cross several of the math requirements off their summer to-do lists. Rising eighth-grade students who will be taking Algebra II in the fall might also benefit from the Algebra Refresher class on page 31.

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Spanish Spanish will be offered in the afternoons to help students who want to brush up on their language skills in order to feel more comfortable before school starts. The lessons will be appropriate for all levels of introductory Spanish and will incorporate games, food, and fun cultural activities. Instructors: Diane Maiese and Maria McCarthy Grades: 6-8 Date/Time: August 7-11 Math, 9-12 a.m.; Spanish, 1-4 p.m. Cost: Morning OR Afternoon, $205; Full Day, $375 (Lunch supervision will be provided with registration for the full day camp.)

Programming Computer Games with Scratch NEW! Games, games, games, designed and created by you!!! Learn to write the code for several different video game formats using Scratch 2.0. Students will create their own animation, game levels, and awards using a variety of game formats to create web-based video games they can share with friends and family.   Instructor: Robin Ricketts Grades: 4-6 Date/Time: July 31-Aug. 4; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

Soccer Boys and girls will score a great summer experience by attending the popular Steward Soccer Camp! They will learn all the important skills of the game such as passing, shooting, trapping, and possession play.


Soccer (cont.) Steward’s varsity soccer coach, EJ Watkins, a former college player who has coached all ages and skill levels, leads this camp. Camp will begin each day with a skill of the day, followed by technical training (fundamentals or skill games), and finally team play. Coaches: EJ Watkins and Patrick Tucker Grades: 2-9 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: June 26-30, July 17-21; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

SpartaCare: Afternoons Do you need childcare in the late afternoons? The SpartaCare program is available for campers who participate in a Steward camp that lasts until 4 p.m. each day. During the weeks campers are registered for SpartaCare, supervision will be provided until 5:30 p.m. Steward staff members will pick up campers from classes and escort them to SpartaCare. Summer Experience staff Instructor: Grades: K-10 Date/Time: June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4; 4-5:30 p.m. Cost: $50 per week

Spartan Counselor Apprentices Current Steward students are invited to apply for the Spartan Counselor Apprentice (SCA) program. Learning to be helpful stewards is an important component of the early teen years, and this program is a fantastic way for students in rising grades 8-10 to take leadership roles during the summer. They will work with a variety of teachers and students each week, leading younger groups around campus and assisting instructors with lessons. Every

afternoon, the apprentices will escort the younger campers on field trips to local entertainment spots such as the bowling alley, laser tag, and Jumpology (venues are subject to change). Through this program, the young counselors will be helpful to our talented teachers with an opportunity to serve as volunteers in a low-key setting. Interested students should submit applications and will take part in short interviews as part of the selection process. The application includes a place for parents to mark the weeks their students are available during the summer. This camp includes a minimal cost since students will take part in afternoon field trips. Students who need to submit volunteer hours for school can apply their working time from this experience. Applications can be found on the Steward website and are due by April 1, 2017. Applicants will be notified by April 30, 2017. Due to the success of this program in 2016 and our need to make sure the SCAs enjoy rewarding experiences, limited spaces are available each week. Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

7-9 at the time of application June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $175

STEM Challenge with LEGO® NEW! Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® bricks! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as catapults, pneumatic cranes, arch bridges, and battletracks. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. Play-Well is a national organization that helps build the foundation for robotics by enhancing problem solving and critical thinking skills.

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STEM Challenge with LEGO® (cont.)

Think it, Make it, Sell it!

Instructor: Play-Well staff Grades: 2-6 Date/Time: July 10-14; 1-4 p.m. Cost: $185

NEW! Do your kids constantly ask you for money? Don’t you wish they could support themselves already!? While that may be a long way off, this camp can give them the tools to start their own small businesses! Shane Diller will lead students in an innovative, creative, and exciting workshop that explores the entrepreneurial side of STEM education. (Think “Shark Tank” without the sharks.) Students will use design thinking to develop great ideas, make and test prototypes, build business plans and even learn how to pitch their ideas successfully. This class will enhance growth mindsets, critical thinking skills, and the basics of innovation and design for young entrepreneurs. Limited to 15 students.

Tennis Join Steward’s tennis coach for this great sport whether you are new to the game or have been playing for years. Both one-week and three-day camps are offered. New players, regardless of age, will be given beginning instruction, while experienced campers will be grouped with others who are striving to be competitive. The “Spartan Future Stars” level is open to middle school students. Level: Spartan Future Stars This camp is for players who are experienced and have the desire to start playing in tournaments. Campers should already have a strong understanding of strokes and be looking to compete. These players will have the opportunity to participate in an upcoming summer tournament. Coach: Kurt Hammerschmidt Grades: 4*-12 ONE-WEEK TENNIS CAMP Date/Time: June 26-30; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $240 (includes t-shirt and Friday pizza party) MINI-TENNIS CAMP Date/Time: June 12-14, July 10-12, July 24-26; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $125 *See page 16 for tennis information about students in grades 4-5

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Instructor: Shane Diller Grades: 6-12 Date/Time: July 24-28; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $350

Urban Homesteading Camp Step into a time machine and visit an era that will introduce you to old world skills and new experiences. Students will be immersed in the basics: gardening, baking, working with wool and fiber, candle and soap making, learning about healing plants and honeybees, natural skin care, and much more. In addition to learning about homesteading skills of yesteryear, they will also take home handmade items, including an original fiber arts creation. Campers will learn about conservation and gain a new appreciation for natural sustainable techniques to promote healthier living and a healthier planet. Instructor: Lindsey Koerner Grades: 4-8 Date/Time: June 19-23; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $220


VCU Volleyball

Volleyball

Volleyball players who have at least a season under their belts will gain a tremendous amount of experience from this three-day workshop under the leadership of the VCU women’s volleyball coaching staff. Camp director Jody Rogers has had more than 400 victories in 16 seasons, and she brings her talents to Steward with a focus on improving specific skills, developing techniques, and advancing play for higher-level competition. Please contact Greg.Young@stewardschool.org with any questions prior to the camp. Beginning players are encouraged to register for the Steward Volleyball Camp; the prerequisite for VCU Volleyball is at least one season of play. Students should bring a packed lunch each day. 

Open to all experience levels, this camp will focus on the basics of volleyball, including passing, setting, hitting, and serving. The camp is led by Steward’s varsity volleyball coach, who has over ten years of experience and is a USA Volleyball CAP certified coach. Instruction will include basic fundamental techniques and team building, and game play at the end of each day will give players a chance to put their new skills to use. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day.

VCU women’s volleyball coaching staff Coaches: Grades: 7-12 Date/Time: June 12-14; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $210

Coach: Greg Young Grades: 4-9 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: July 17-21; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

Virginia Fishing Adventures for Older Campers

Watercolor Painting

Virginia Fishing Adventures offers campers the opportunity to learn the basics of freshwater fishing. Staff will drive campers to private freshwater ponds and rivers where they will fish from jon boats and rafts. Safety is the number one priority, so all campers will wear life jackets when in the water or on a boat, and they maintain a 1:5 counselor-to-camper ratio. All bait and tackle, rods and reels, and life jackets are provided. Campers should wear shoes and clothes that they don’t mind getting wet. No experience necessary. Please visit www.virginiaoutside.com to view photos from past sessions and for a detailed description of activities; contact Tee Clarkson at (804) 272-6362 or tsclarkson@virginiaoutside.com with any questions.

NEW! This exciting class is designed for artists who have a basic working knowledge of the watercolor medium. Students will learn to use a variety of tools, techniques, and skills necessary to paint with success in this class taught by an award-winning watercolor artist. Whether you’re a novice or an intermediate painter, this class will assist you with choosing color, how to mix without making “mud,” and how to utilize value and design to make an impact. Ignite your inner artist—these classes will build fundamental skills, working knowledge, and self-confidence!

Instructor: Tee Clarkson Grades: 4-9 Date/Time: June 26-30; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $550

Instructor: Doug Mock (Young Rembrandts) Grades: 6-12 Date/Time: June 19-23; 1-4 p.m. Cost: $200

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Grades 9-12

in 2017-2018

For high school students, summer is a mixture of being productive and having fun. For those who want to brush up on academics, there are sessions with Steward faculty in math, English, and SAT Prep. For those who want to try something new, there are programs in community service, driver’s education, architecture, and art. And, for those who want sports, we’ve got plenty of active camps with Steward coaches. ACADEMIC Algebra Refresher Preparing for High School Reading and Writing SAT Prep ARTS Watercolor Painting

*Kodu Video Game Creation— Go-Kart Style *Modding, Networking, and Hosting with Minecraft *Video Game Creation— Arcade Style *Video Game Creation— Platform Style

GAME *Chess Camp *Kodu Video Game Creation— Adventure

INNOVATION Architecture 101 Catapults, Castles, and Programming—Oh My!

Learn about our camp staff and register today!

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Culinary Camp Think It, Make It, Sell It Urban Homesteading SPORTS Boys Lacrosse Fishing Camps with Virginia Fishing Adventures Girls Lacrosse Soccer Tennis VCU Volleyball Volleyball

TRADITIONAL AND EXTENDED DAY Afternoon Adventures Community Service Sampler Driver’s Education Let’s Do Lunch SpartaCare: Afternoons Spartan Counselor Apprentices

*See pages 36-39 for information about chess and video game camps. Registration for partner camps does not take place through The Steward School.


Algebra Refresher Students who could use an algebra refresher are invited to take part in this non-credit class that will incorporate games and fun into studying math during the summer. Camp hours can count toward tutoring requirements; please coordinate with the Center for the Advancement of Learning. Instructor: Karen Hudson Grades: 8-12 Date/Time: August 7-10; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $195

Architecture 101 NEW! Middle School teacher Maria McCarthy was an architect who ran her own firm in Arizona for 16 years before moving to Virginia and becoming a teacher. She will combine her architectural expertise and her love of teaching for this exciting camp in the Bryan Innovation Lab. Students will learn about proportion, scale, measurement, and craftsmanship to create and design a building that will fit in a selected site plan. They will utilize creativity to recreate a familiar location, to “build” their favorite restaurant or landmark and to imagine a dream house. Using professional-grade resources and recycled materials, campers will bring home the miniature architectural models they create during camp. Because of the use of knives and blades, this camp is geared toward older students. Instructor: Maria McCarthy Grades: 7-12 Date/Time: June 26-30, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $205

Boys Lacrosse The boys varsity lacrosse coach and his players will teach a range of fundamental skills in a fun, competitive atmosphere with daily games and contests on the field. This popular camp differentiates itself by providing

a low player-to-coach ratio in order to dedicate greater attention to every child. Points of emphasis will include correct techniques for ground balls, throwing, catching, shooting, fast breaks, unsettled offense/defense, transition, and face-offs. Campers should bring their own equipment, including stick, helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, elbow pads, cleats, and mouth guard. Contact Coach Tyler at Jim.Tyler@stewardschool.org with any equipment questions or to borrow (limited supply available). Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coach: Jim Tyler Grades: 2-9 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: June 19-23; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

Catapults, Castles, and Programming - Oh My! NEW! What do the Middle Ages and programming have to do with each other? Come find out in this action-packed STEM camp! Campers will apply small-scale prototyping and collect scientific data for proof of concept with catapults and castles. All assembly required. They will also learn how to predict and track the projectile motion of catapults using algebra and trigonometry concepts. Teamwork, ingenuity, and a little bit of magic will create some truly amazing siege engines of fun. The afternoons will consist of programming tower defenses using Arduino microcontrollers. Arduino is a fun first step to becoming anything from a computer engineer to a web designer, and it is used throughout Steward’s coding curriculum. Be warned: your children will exhibit a high level of creativity during this camp, and their critical thinking skills will skyrocket. Limited to 15 students. Instructor: Shane Diller Grades: 6-12 Date/Time: July 17-21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $350

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Community Service Sampler Part of being a good steward in the community is contributing to projects that help others. This week of service will include time spent with multiple organizations that make a significant impact on many lives. Each morning, the Steward bus will depart campus with a team of young volunteers and Steward faculty who will spend the day working in a meaningful way. Campers should bring bagged lunches from home, but snacks will be provided daily. Hours can be applied to school-required community service credit. Instructor: Wallace Inge Grades: 7-10 Date/Time: June 26-30 ; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $225

Culinary Camp It’s never too early to learn to cook, and Chef Anton makes time in the kitchen so much fun. Join him to broaden your camper’s food horizons—from nutritional knowledge and various ways to use ingredients to techniques such as sautéing, braising, roasting, and cooking on the grill, this camp introduces students to new cuisine and reinvigorates favorite recipes. Each week of camp will feature a different menu, so campers will learn new recipes in both weeks. Campers will enjoy showing off their new culinary skills at home! Instructor: Anton Gaston Grades: 6-10 Date/Time: July 31-Aug. 4, Aug. 7-11; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $385

Driver’s Education Always First Driving Academy instructors will guide soon-to-be drivers through the classroom portion of driver’s education for nine days in June. Students may choose to register for the classroom session only or classroom plus behind-the-wheel instruction. Behind-the-wheel lessons (14 hours are required) can be coordinated directly through Always First any time after

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completion of the class once the student has obtained a learner’s permit. Drop-off and pick-up will be at The Steward School for students who take behind-the-wheel lessons with this schedule in June. Instructor: Always First Driving Academy staff Ages: 15-18 Date/Time: Classroom session June 6-9 and 12-16; 8:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Behind-the-Wheel June 19-23 and 26-27; 8:30-10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1-3 p.m., or 3-5 p.m. Cost: Classroom only—$180 Classroom + Behind-the-Wheel—$390 If these dates are not convenient, please contact Always First at (804) 515-0070 to devise a schedule.

Girls Lacrosse This exciting camp is designed to enhance skills and reinforce the concepts of lacrosse. The lessons will target the fundamentals and challenge players in the areas of stick work, dodging, shooting, defensive positioning, and draw controls. The coaching staff includes Steward’s Middle School girls lacrosse coach and current varsity players. Campers should bring their own equipment: stick, goggles, cleats, and mouth guard. Contact Coach MacKimmie at Annie. MacKimmie@StewardSchool.org if you have any questions, need to borrow equipment (supplies are limited), or need recommendations on equipment purchases. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Annie MacKimmie Coach: Grades: 2-10 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: July 24-28; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185


Preparing for High School Writing and Reading

Soccer

During this class, students will focus on academic writing. In addition to completing several five-paragraph essays, they will explore the writing process, complete multiple drafts of their writing, and learn the skills of editing and revising. Basic mechanical, grammatical, and usage rules will be reviewed. This class is intended for beginning writing students, those who need extra help with writing, or those new to the Upper School. Students will also have the opportunity to work on summer reading and will be given strategies to become better active readers.

Boys and girls will score a great summer experience by attending the popular Steward Soccer Camp! They will learn all the important skills of the game such as passing, shooting, trapping, and possession play. Steward’s varsity soccer coach, EJ Watkins, a former college player who has coached all ages and skill levels, leads this camp. Camp will begin each day with a skill of the day, followed by technical training (fundamentals or skill games), and finally team play.

Instructor: Terri Shelton Grades: 9-12 Date/Time: July 17-21; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday Cost: $375

SAT Prep Take advantage of the summer to brush up on your test-taking skills before the SAT. The SAT Strategies Program is designed to improve scores, increase confidence, and reduce testing stress. All areas of the new version of the test are covered in this four-day morning class. Verbal instruction will focus on techniques for achievement in both the Language and Critical Reading test sections, while also strengthening writing and editing skills. Math instruction will review mathematical skills including number sense, algebra, geometry, probability, and statistics, while learning how to approach multi-layer questions. Both sessions will focus on testing strategies unique to the SAT, such as pacing goals and elimination strategies. Instructors: Jennifer Maitland and Peter Hurley Grades: 10-12 Date/Time: August 7-10; 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Cost: $300

Coaches: EJ Watkins and Patrick Tucker Grades: 2-9 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: June 26-30, July 17-21; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

SpartaCare: Afternoons Do you need childcare in the late afternoons? The SpartaCare program is available for campers who participate in a Steward camp that lasts until 4 p.m. each day. During the weeks campers are registered for SpartaCare, supervision will be provided until 5:30 p.m. Summer Experience staff Instructor: Grades: K-10 Date/Time: June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4; 4-5:30 p.m. Cost: $50 per week

Spartan Counselor Apprentices Current Steward students are invited to apply for the Spartan Counselor Apprentice (SCA) program. Learning to be helpful stewards is an important component of the early teen years, and this program is a fantastic way for

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Spartan Counselor Apprentices (cont.) students in rising grades 8-10 to take leadership roles during the summer. They will work with a variety of teachers and students each week, leading younger groups around campus and assisting instructors with lessons. Every afternoon, the apprentices will escort the younger campers on field trips to local entertainment spots such as the bowling alley, laser tag, and Jumpology (venues are subject to change). Through this program, the young counselors will be helpful to our talented teachers with an opportunity to serve as volunteers in a low-key setting. Interested students should submit applications and will take part in short interviews as part of the selection process. The application includes a place for parents to mark the weeks their students are available during the summer. This camp includes a minimal cost since students will take part in afternoon field trips. Students who need to submit volunteer hours for school can apply their working time from this experience. Applications can be found on the Steward website and are due by April 1, 2017. Applicants will be notified by April 30, 2017. Due to the success of this program in 2016 and our need to make sure the SCAs enjoy rewarding experiences, limited spaces are available each week. 7-9 at the time of application Grades: Date/Time: June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $175

Tennis Join Steward’s tennis coach whether you are new to the game or have been playing for years. Both one-week and three-day camps are offered. New players will be given beginning instruction, while experienced campers will be grouped with others who are striving to be competitive.

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Level: Spartan Future Stars This camp is for players who are experienced and have the desire to start playing in tournaments. Campers should already have a strong understanding of strokes and be looking to compete. These players will have the opportunity to participate in an upcoming summer tournament. Coach: Kurt Hammerschmidt Grades: 4*-12 ONE-WEEK TENNIS CAMP Date/Time: June 26-30; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $240 (includes t-shirt and Friday pizza party) MINI-TENNIS CAMP Date/Time: June 12-14, July 10-12, July 24-26; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $125 *See page 16 for tennis information about students in grades 4-5

Think it, Make it, Sell it! NEW! Do your kids constantly ask you for money? This camp can give them the tools to start their own small businesses! They will explore the world around them using empathy and active listening skills. Shane Diller will lead students in an innovative workshop that explores the entrepreneurial side of STEM education. (Think “Shark Tank” without the sharks.) Students will use design thinking to develop great ideas, make and test prototypes, build business plans and even learn how to pitch their ideas successfully. This class will enhance growth mindsets, critical thinking skills, and the basics of innovation and design for young entrepreneurs. Limited to 15 students. Instructor: Shane Diller Grades: 6-12 Date/Time: July 24-28; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $350


VCU Volleyball Volleyball players who have at least a season under their belts will gain a tremendous amount of experience from this three-day workshop under the leadership of the VCU women’s volleyball coaching staff. Camp director Jody Rogers has had more than 400 victories in 16 seasons, and she brings her talents to Steward with a focus on improving specific skills, developing techniques, and advancing play for higher-level competition. Please contact Greg.Young@stewardschool.org with any questions prior to the camp. Beginning players are encouraged to register for the Steward Volleyball Camp; the prerequisite for VCU Volleyball is at least one season of play. Students should bring a packed lunch each day.  VCU women’s volleyball coaching staff Coaches: Grades: 7-12 Date/Time: June 12-14; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $210

Virginia Fishing Adventures for Older Campers Virginia Fishing Adventures offers campers the opportunity to learn the basics of freshwater fishing. Staff will drive campers to private freshwater ponds and rivers where they will fish from jon boats and rafts. Safety is the number one priority, so all campers will wear life jackets when in the water or on a boat, and they maintain a 1:5 counselor-to-camper ratio. All bait and tackle, rods and reels, and life jackets are provided. Campers should wear shoes and clothes that they don’t mind getting wet. No experience necessary. Please visit www.virginiaoutside.com to view photos from past sessions and for a detailed description of activities; contact Tee Clarkson at (804) 272-6362 or tsclarkson@virginiaoutside.com with any questions. Instructor: Tee Clarkson Grades: 4-9 Date/Time: June 26-30; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $550

Volleyball Open to all experience levels, this camp will focus on the basics of volleyball, including passing, setting, hitting, and serving. The camp is led by Steward’s varsity volleyball coach, who has over ten years of experience and is a USA Volleyball CAP certified coach. Instruction will include basic fundamental techniques and team building, and game play at the end of each day will give players a chance to put their new skills to use. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coach: Greg Young Grades: 4-9 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: July 17-21; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $185

Watercolor Painting NEW! This exciting class is designed for artists who have a basic working knowledge of the watercolor medium. Students will learn to use a variety of tools, techniques, and skills necessary to paint with success in this class taught by an award-winning watercolor artist. Whether you’re a novice or an intermediate painter, this class will assist you with choosing color, how to mix without making “mud,” and how to utilize value and design to make an impact. Ignite your inner artist—these classes will build fundamental skills, working knowledge, and self-confidence! Instructor: Doug Mock (Young Rembrandts) Grades: 6-12 Date/Time: June 19-23; 1-4 p.m. Cost: $200

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Partner Camps

The Steward School is proud to host several outside organizations for camps each summer. For the camps on these pages, registration takes place with each organization, NOT through the Summer Experience. Active Learning Services offers chess and video game programming camps to build critical thinking skills and creativity. Bob Foley Next Level Basketball and Redskins Kids Camps provide training for boys and girls as complements to Steward’s sports camps.

GAME Chess Camp Kodu Video Game Creation—Adventure Kodu Video Game Creation—Go-Kart Style Modding, Networking, and Hosting with Minecraft Video Game Creation—Arcade Style Video Game Creation—Platform Style

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SPORTS Bob Foley Next Level Basketball Redskins Kids Camps—Flag Football


Bob Foley Next Level Basketball Next Level Basketball camp is designed to teach all aspects of the game. Your athlete will work with Coach Foley on the basic fundamentals of shooting, ball handling, and passing and will play in 1-on-1, 3-on-3, and 5-on-5 tournaments. There will also be other games and contests with chances to win great prizes. Coach Foley’s camps are known for bringing fun and excitement to basketball. Bob Foley and staff Coaches: Grades: 1-8 Date/Time: June 26-30, July 24-28, July 31-Aug. 4; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $250 To register and for more information, go to www.bobfoleybasketball.net, or contact Bob Foley at (804) 387-9493 or Bob@BobFoleyBasketball.net. Registration must take place directly with Bob Foley Next Level Basketball and not through The Steward School.

Chess Camp USA Chess is offering a fun and entertaining chess camp at The Steward School. USA Chess is the largest and premier chess camp organizer for children in the United States. Their staff is composed of the finest children’s chess instructors in North America. Registration options include mornings, afternoons, and all-day sessions. Campers experience instruction and play in a fun environment designed to improve skills, whether they are interested in casual or competitive chess. Tuition includes a trophy, chess set, and more. Instructor: Grades: Date:

Active Learning Services staff K-10, introductory-advanced levels July 10-14; Aug. 7-11

Half-day: Full-day:

9 a.m.-12 p.m. OR 1-4 p.m.; $275 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Chess Camp only, $445; OR half-day Chess Camp and half-day any computer camp, $485

For more information please visit www.activelearningcamps.com or call (888) 652-4377. Registration must take place directly with Active Learning Services and not through The Steward School.

Kodu Video Game Creation—Adventure Campers will have the opportunity to learn how to program using a Microsoft Xbox controller. They will create their own cool custom worlds and navigate through them. Within these worlds, they will create tasks that need to be completed in order to progress to the next level. Some of those tasks include escaping a sewer maze, survival mode, outwitting rivals, creating decoys, and collecting bonus items. Xbox controller is optional and must be supplied by the student. Instructor: Ages: Date: Half-day: Full-day:

Active Learning Services staff 7-16, introductory to intermediate July 10-14 9 a.m.-12 p.m. OR 1-4 p.m.; $315 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; half-day Chess Camp and half-day any computer camp, $485; OR any two half-day computer camps, $510

For more information please visit www.activelearningcamps.com or call (888) 652-4377. Registration must take place directly with Active Learning Services and not through The Steward School.

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Kodu Video Game Creation—Go-Kart Style Campers will create something similar to a Mario Kart-style game, beginning with a design of their own world, including mountains, valleys, lakes, and hills. They will place characters in the world and program them to move, talk, interact with other characters, and use scripts. Campers can program characters to pick up objects, engage opponents, and overcome villains. Whether it is collecting diamonds before time expires, navigating through an obstacle course, or racing against a friend, campers are sure to have fun! Instructor: Ages: Date: Half-day: Full-day:

Active Learning Services staff 7-16, introductory to intermediate Aug. 7-11 9 a.m.-12 p.m. OR 1-4 p.m.; $315 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; half-day Chess Camp and half-day any computer camp, $485; OR any two half-day computer camps, $510

For more information please visit www.activelearningcamps.com or call (888) 652-4377. Registration must take place directly with Active Learning Services and not through The Steward School.

Modding, Networking, and Hosting with Minecraft Updated for 2017! Minecraft™ is hugely popular because it’s collaborative, open-ended, and moddable. Our program preserves those qualities and adds a large dose of fun! The week begins with learning the game, controls, recipes, and a bit about hosting and networking. Campers will be connected to different worlds hosted on our secure server and able to experiment with character skins, mods, and custom maps. By the third day, the kids are building in the Active Learning world that grows over time. Whether adding a room, building a moat, or creating a chessboard, the possibilities are endless.

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Instructor: Active Learning Services staff Ages: 8-16 Date: July 10-14; Aug. 7-11 Half-day: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. OR 1-4 p.m.; $315 Full-day: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; half-day Chess Camp and half-day any computer camp, $485; OR any two half-day computer camps, $510 For more information please visit www.activelearningcamps.com or call (888) 652-4377. Registration must take place directly with Active Learning Services and not through The Steward School.

Redskins Kids Camps—Flag Football The Washington Redskins offer one of the best flag football summer camp experiences around. The focus is on football education, participation, sportsmanship, and FUN! Flag Football camp is open to both boys and girls. It is a non-contact sport. No experience is necessary, and everyone plays! Each participant will receive: • two tickets to one TBD Washington Redskins pre-season game at FedExField • invitation for the camper and a guest to attend one TBD Washington Redskins training camp practice at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond • Washington Redskins Kids Camp t-shirt


Redskins Kids Camps—Flag Football (cont.)

Video Game Creation—Platform Style

Coach: Redskins Kids Camps staff Ages: 6-13 Date/Time: July 31-Aug. 4, Aug. 7-11; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $175 before March 1, $250 after March 1

Campers will create platform-style games that are similar to Mario or Sonic. They will create characters that do the impossible, overcome obstacles and opponents, and conquer the “big boss.” The character progresses on a long path (like a journey) with the background scrolling behind it, and adversaries, prizes, and obstacles are encountered along the way. Lessons on the basics will be similar to our arcade camp in the beginning, but the class diverges and different programming techniques are taught in order to complete the platform game.

To register and for more information, go to www.RedskinsKidsCamps.com. Registration must take place directly with Redskins Kids Camps and not through The Steward School.

Video Game Creation—Arcade Style In this camp, kids will create games that have action for each level all on one screen, similar to classic games like Centipede, Asteroids, or Pac Man. The main character (created by the camper) can be anything, and other characters (opponents) peruse the main character from off-screen or move about the screen. The created character dodges the opponents while scoring points for picking up objects and destroying the enemy’s objects. Campers will have endless options to create level after level for a full week of fun! Instructor: Ages: Date: Half-day: Full-day:

Active Learning Services staff 8-16, introductory-intermediate levels Aug. 7-11 9 a.m.-12 p.m. OR 1-4 p.m.; $315 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; half-day Chess Camp and half-day any computer camp, $485; OR any two half-day computer camps, $510

Instructor: Ages: Date: Half-day: Full-day:

Active Learning Services staff 8-16, introductory-intermediate levels July 10-14 9 a.m.-12 p.m. OR 1-4 p.m.; $315 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; half-day Chess Camp and half-day any computer camp, $485; OR any two half-day computer camps, $510

For more information please visit www.activelearningcamps.com or call (888) 652-4377. Registration must take place directly with Active Learning Services and not through The Steward School.

For more information please visit www.activelearningcamps.com or call (888) 652-4377. Registration must take place directly with Active Learning Services and not through The Steward School.

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Policies Registration and Confirmation To participate in a Summer Experience camp or class, please visit www.stewardschool.org/summer to register and complete all necessary forms, including medical information. Registration for the Summer Experience begins on February 1, 2017. Registrations will not be processed without payment. A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of registration. An informational letter including drop-off and pick-up locations, supply lists (if necessary), and other pertinent information will be sent to campers as the camp approaches. Please keep your receipt. For additional or specific information, please contact the Summer Experience director listed on the next page.

Cancellation of Classes There are minimum class sizes for all camps and programs. The Steward School reserves the right to cancel any course, program, or activity as necessary. In such cases, a full refund will be made. Tuition is refundable only if The Steward School cancels a course or program. No refunds will be given for individuals who are asked to leave a camp or program because of behavior. No refunds are given for academic camps for any reason other than cancellation by The Steward School. In the event of

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extreme weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone any part of camp for the safety of the campers and cannot provide a refund for any cancellation or postponement that is weather-related.

Insurance Information Parents must agree to provide health and accident insurance for the student and to indemnify the school and its personnel against any liability for student accident or health problems.

Payment A $50 non-refundable deposit is required for all Summer Experience programs. Remaining balances must be paid in advance of the start date for the camp. Monthly payment options are available during the registration process, with a final payment date of June 1, 2017.

Camp Staff Want to learn more about the coaches and instructors who will be leading Summer Experience camps? To find out more about our resident experts and to get their contact information, visit www.stewardschool.org/ summer.


Lunch Supervision

Questions

If your camper participates in a morning camp and wants to stay until 1 p.m. or for an afternoon camp, supervision is required. Campers should bring bagged lunches every day, and they will eat in the Dining Commons under the supervision of Steward camp staff. You will be prompted to sign up for lunch supervision during the online registration process. See “Let’s Do Lunch” descriptions in each section of this brochure for additional information.

If you have any questions about our camps, please send an email to Camps@stewardschool.org. One of our friendly camp administrators will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Photography and Videography Unless we receive a written letter to the contrary, The Steward School exercises the right to use any photographs and/or video taken of individuals participating in the Summer Experience in its promotional publications and online.

Allergies and Medications Important notice to parents of campers with allergies: The Steward School camps are NOT peanut, wheat, dairy, or allergen free. We make every reasonable accommodation for campers with allergies. If your child is allergic to certain foods, we ask that you provide a snack each day. If your child is in a camp where cooking or food preparation is part of the curriculum, please discuss your child’s dietary needs with the teacher. Children who require the use of epinephrine for life-threatening emergencies will be asked to keep their devices with them at all times (a small backpack works well). Our license from the Department of Social Services does not permit us to distribute medication of any kind. However, most camp counselors and coaches are trained in CPR and first aid.

SUMMER EXPERIENCE DIRECTOR Kourtney Boughey ’03 Kourtney.Boughey@stewardschool.org 740-3394, ext. 6529 ASSOCIATE HEAD OF SCHOOL Lisa Dwelle Lisa.Dwelle@stewardschool.org 740-3394, ext. 2307 SPORTS CAMP EQUIPMENT INFORMATION Boys Lacrosse—Jim.Tyler@stewardschool.org Field Hockey—Beth.Farmer@stewardschool.org Girls Lacrosse—Annie.MacKimmie@stewardschool.org

11600 Gayton Road Richmond, Virginia 23238 Summer Experience: 804-740-3394, ext. 6529 www.stewardschool.org/summer

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Directions FROM RICHMOND: Take I-64 West to Gaskins Road South exit. Follow Gaskins Road to Quioccasin Road and make a right at Gayton Crossing. Continue on road about two miles. The Steward School will be located on your right. FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE: Take I-64 East to Gaskins Road South exit. Follow Gaskins Road to Quioccasin Road and make a right at Gayton Crossing. Continue on road about two miles. The Steward School will be located on your right. FROM WASHINGTON: Take I-95 South to I-64 West to Gaskins Road South exit. Follow Gaskins Road to Quioccasin Road and make a right at Gayton Crossing. Continue on road about two miles. The Steward School will be located on your right.

11600 Gayton Road

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Richmond, Virginia 23238

FROM I-288 NORTH (FROM SOUTHSIDE): Take Patterson Avenue/Route 6 East exit. Follow Patterson Avenue for about two miles. At third stoplight, turn left onto Pump Road. At next stoplight, turn left onto Gayton Road. In one mile, and The Steward School will be on the right.


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11600 Gayton Road

Richmond, Virginia 23238

Summer Experience: 804-740-3394, ext. 6529 Main: 804-740-3394

Fax: 804-740-1464

www.stewardschool.org/summer


Summer Experience 2017 Booklet