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Summer Experience | 2019 FUEL THE MIND | STIR THE IMAGINATION | UNLEASH THE POSSIBILITIES

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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 2019. 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. Join us for a new and exciting SUMMER EXPERIENCE! Sign up for the full summer (June 17 – August 16) and save!! Grade levels are based on the grade your child will be entering in fall of 2019.

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ACADEMIC CAMPS

ARTS CAMPS

INNOVATION CAMPS

SPORTS CAMPS

TRADITIONAL CAMPS

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Grades JK-K FUEL THE MIND | STIR THE IMAGINATION | UNLEASH THE POSSIBILITIES

Summer is all about fun for our youngest campers, so our camps are designed with learning while playing in mind. We’ve added even more variety for this age group in 2019. The minimum age for these camps is four. Most of our camps for our littlest campers are taught by Steward faculty

ACADEMIC

Junior All Sports

Little Bookworms

Tennis

Scribbles and Wiggles Little Scholars: Dino Discovery

Afternoon Adventures

Little Scholars: Mini Med School

Best Week of Summer

Little Scholars: Scientist in Training

ARTS Young Rembrandts: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

including Bricks 4 Kidz, Little Scholars, and

Young Rembrandts: Culinary Mischief

INNOVATION Bricks 4 Kidz: Junior Engineers

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TRADITIONAL

Little Scholars: Infinity and Beyond

and staff but we do host guest instructors, Young Rembrandts.

SPORTS

Kindergarten Discovery Camp


Academic Camps KINDERGARTEN DISCOVERY CAMP Here’s a fun way for children entering kindergarten 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 the classroom, meet new classmates, and interact with faculty. Instructor: Lyn Lunsford, Steward faculty Grade: Kindergarten Date/Time: August 5 – 9; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $225

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. Instructor: Ashley Lenhart, Steward faculty Grade: JK Date/Time: June 10 - 14; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $225

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 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: Ashley Lenhart, Steward faculty Grades: JK – K Date/Time: June 17 - 21; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $225

LITTLE SCHOLARS: DINO DISCOVERY Do you know which dinosaur was nicknamed “long neck?” Do you know which dinosaur had the biggest head? Join us for a colossal journey into the world of dinosaurs. Build a dinosaur replica and have an archeological dig just like a real paleontologist. In Dino Discovery, you will have a swamp-stomping good time! Instructors: Little Scholars staff Grades: JK – K Date/Time: June 10 – 14; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $205

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LITTLE SCHOLARS: INFINITY AND BEYOND

LITTLE SCHOLARS: SCIENTIST IN TRAINING

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, blast off! Your camper will be headed to a galaxy far, far away to learn about earth and the amazing solar system. Discover all things galactic such as comets, planets, shooting stars, rockets, and more. Learn about flight, the adventures of space travel, and participate in a rocket launch!

Take a dash of engineering and a sprinkle of earth science, toss it together with some fun and games, and you have a STEAM-based camp. Our future scientists will explore the different worlds of science through take-home creations. Join us for this exciting journey into the world of science.

Instructor: Little Scholars staff Grades: JK – K Date/Time: July 8 – 12 and July 22 – 26; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $205

Instructor: Little Scholars staff Grades: JK – K Date/Time: August 5 – 9; 9 a.m – 12 p.m. Cost: $205

LITTLE SCHOLARS: MINI MED SCHOOL Is there a doctor in the house? Join us this summer as we bring Mini Med School to camp! Our little doctors will use stuffed animal patients to take blood pressure readings, give “stiches,” put on a cast, and make their own first aid kits, all while learning about what doctors, dentists, EMTs, and other medical professionals do on a daily basis. Instructor: Little Scholars staff Grades: JK – K Date/Time: July 29 – August 2; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $205

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Arts Camps YOUNG REMBRANDTS: IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE

Innovation Camps BRICKS 4 KIDZ: JUNIOR ENGINEERS WITH LEGO BRICKS

Young children will explore the world of author Laura Numeroff in this fiveday workshop full of art and reading. Each day the class will read a different Laura Numeroff book, and afterwards, students will work on a drawing that incorporates one feature of the book they’ve enjoyed reading together. Campers will create wonderful drawings and bring their favorite stories to life by combining creativity and imagination!

Our camp day will be filled with our LEGO® model plans designed by engineers and architects. Our LEGO® project kits motivate children by reinforcing STEMbased principles while enhancing self-esteem, improving fine motor skills, and teaching important classroom lessons such as organization and following directions. Our LEGO® models are either kid-powered or fully motorized. We will build vehicles, contraptions, inventions, animals, and much more.

Instructor: Young Rembrandts staff Grades: JK – K Date/Time: June 24 – 28; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $180

Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz staff Grades: JK – K Date/Time: June 17 – 21; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $200

YOUNG REMBRANDTS: CULINARY MISCHIEF Our domestic critters are up to no good in this five-day multimedia workshop! We’ll warm up with cartoon drawings and then use pastels to create amazing “can’t-believe-I-drew-this” masterpieces. A mouse making soup, a dog eyeing the spaghetti, and silly birds on cakes are some of the mischievously delicious drawings students will create every day. You won’t believe the results from this fun-for-all, skill-enhancing workshop. Please wear an old shirt or smock to class each day. Instructor: Young Rembrandts staff Grades: K–5 Date/Time: July 22 – 26; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $180

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Sports Camps JUNIOR ALL SPORTS

TENNIS: JUNIOR SPARTANS

Does your young athlete love sports, any and all sports? In this sports camp specially designed for our littlest campers, athletes will enjoy an action-packed week of soccer, kickball, 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, followed by prizes and popsicles. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day.

Join Steward’s tennis coach for this great sport. 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 and is designed for children who are being introduced to tennis or still need a little more time working on stroke development.

Coaches: Patrick Tucker and EJ Watkins, Steward faculty Grades: JK – 1 Date/Time: July 15 – 19; 9 a.m – 12 p.m. Cost: $185

Coach: Kurt Hammerschmidt Grades: K – 5 ONE-WEEK TENNIS CAMP Date/Time: June 24-28; 9 – 10:30 a.m. Cost: $150 MINI-TENNIS CAMP (Three Day Camp) Date/Time: Cost:

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June 10 – 12, July 8 – 10, July 22 – 24; 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. $90


Traditional Camps AFTERNOON ADVENTURES

BEST WEEK OF SUMMER

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. Campers should bring a bagged lunch daily. Field trips and guest entertainers in recent years have included: • Go-kart racing • Laser tag • Movies at the Science Museum

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Jumpology All Fired Up Miniature golf Reptile Adventure

• Ironbridge Sports Park • Bowling

Instructor: Summer Experience staff Grades: JK – 8 Dates/Time: June 10 – 14, June 17 – 21, June 24 – 28, July 8 – 12, July 15 – 19, July 22 – 26, July 29 – August 2, August 5 – 9; 12-4 p.m. Cost: $200

We save the best for last! Join us for a week-long extravaganza of oncampus activities and off-campus field trips. Students will meet at Steward each morning and head off for full- and half-day adventures. Examples of activities include arts and crafts, picnicking in Deep Run Park, a day at Maymont, children’s theatre productions, and other exciting opportunities in and around the Richmond area. We guarantee a great time! Campers should bring a bagged lunch daily. Instructor: Summer Experience staff Grades: JK – 8 Date/Time: August 12 – 16; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $400

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Grades 1-5 FUEL THE MIND | STIR THE IMAGINATION | UNLEASH THE POSSIBILITIES

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 camps are taught by Steward faculty members and coaches. We host guest instructors for several arts, sports, and innovation camps, including Virginia Fishing Adventures, Bricks 4 Kidz, and Drobots. Looking for a full day of camp? Morning camp + Afternoon Camp = 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Choose individual camps during the registration process.

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ACADEMIC Math Brains at Work Math Mania Summer Book Club Wonderful Words

ARTS Glass and Pottery Greater Richmond School of Music: Choral Odyssey Greater Richmond School of Music: Guitar FUN-damentals Greater Richmond School of Music: Instrumental Sampler Greater Richmond School of Music: Piano Adventure Camp Little Scholars: World of Wizards Printmakers’ Delight Young Rembrandts: Cartoon Character Creation Young Rembrandts: Culinary Mischief Young Rembrandts: Elementary

Splashin’ Summer Sampler Young Rembrandts: Fantasy Forest Young Rembrandts: Portraits and Caricatures

INNOVATION Bricks 4 Kidz: Bricks 4 Girlz Bricks 4 Kidz: Brickapalooza Bricks 4 Kidz: Jurassic Brick Land Bricks 4 Kidz: May the Brick Force Be with You Bricks 4 Kidz: Mining and Crafting Drobots: Aliens vs. Wizards Drobots: Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge Edible Education: Edible Essentials Edible Education: Food for Fitness Edible Education: Open a Bakery Urban Homesteading

SPORTS All Sports

All Sports K&L Boys Baseball Boys Lacrosse Boys Soccer Cheerleading Girls Soccer Junior All Sports Tennis Virginia Fishing Adventures for Older Campers Virginia Fishing Adventures for Younger Campers Virginia Outside Mountain Biking Volleyball

TRADITIONAL Afternoon Adventures Best Week of Summer Little Scholars: Community and Leadership Summer Stewards Virginia Outside “Outside Camp”


Academic Camps MATH BRAINS AT WORK This camp is filled with games and activities that will engage every rising second grader’s math brain! The best way to learn and practice math is by using concrete materials, manipulatives, and real-life situations; 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. To enroll in this camp, students must have successfully completed a first grade level math class. Instructor: Mary Ann Taylor, Steward faculty Grade: 2 Date/Time: July 29 – August 2; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $225

MATH MANIA Who knew math could be so fun? Join Steward teachers Mrs. Oliff and Mrs. Pruitt for a week of hands-on math, guaranteed to get your student ready for the coming year. Through engaging games, classroom transformations, and mysteries, we will review and extend all math units including place value, operations, math facts, geometry, graphing, patterns, and fractions. Get a head start on math confidence and fact fluency through this interactive camp! Instructors: Emily Oliff and Laura Pruitt, Steward faculty Grades: 4–5 Date/Time: August 5 – 9; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $225

SUMMER BOOK CLUB Children are invited to join us for a fun one-week book club. Club members will be supported in a positive and relaxing community of readers. Activities will include reading for a purpose (recipes and craft directions), instruction in reading strategies, independent and small group reading with teacher coaching, and writing about reading. This will be a perfect opportunity for club members to reengage as readers and review literacy skills before third grade begins. Instructor: Lyn Lunsford, Steward faculty Grade: 3 Date/Time: July 22 – 26; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $225

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. Reading instruction is designed to build decoding skills, fluency, comprehension, and an understanding of how to choose appropriate reading material. Writing instruction is focused on the quality of storytelling and the mechanics of writing. Daily word work builds skills in phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, and handwriting. This camp specializes in individual, small-group, and whole-group instruction with a low teacher-tochild ratio. Students should bring a packed lunch each day. Instructors: Mary Ann Taylor and Sabra Willhite, Steward faculty Grades: 1 – 2 Date/Time: July 15 – 19; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $425

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Arts Camps GLASS AND POTTERY Mrs. Grissom and Mrs. Zinder, current Steward art teachers, have many years of experience teaching a combination clay and glass class. Join them again this summer for a two-week exploration into these wonderful art forms. The first week will focus on several different hand-building techniques in clay. As we wait for projects to dry, students will learn how to cut glass and create glass pieces that will be fused together in our kiln. We will also combine the two materials to create a wonderful masterpiece. Students must be present for both weeks to complete all projects. Instructors: Lynn Zinder and Cindy Grissom, Steward faculty Grades: 3–8 Date/Time: TWO WEEK CAMP July 15 – 19 and July 22 – 26, M – F, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $385 (includes supplies)

GREATER RICHMOND SCHOOL OF MUSIC: CHORAL ODYSSEY

GREATER RICHMOND SCHOOL OF MUSIC: GUITAR FUN-DAMENTALS Get started with the fundamentals of guitar, music, and rhythm in one week! This camp features fun activities, group practice, and other introductory lessons in guitar. Participants will learn to play together, performing songs as an ensemble. Other topics covered include music appreciation, rhythm essentials, and music theory. Level: Beginner to Intermediate Instructor: Greater Richmond School of Music staff Grades: 2–5 Date/Time: June 10 – 14; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $210 (guitar rental for the week is an additional $20 – please contact info@grsm.org for more details)

GREATER RICHMOND SCHOOL OF MUSIC: INSTRUMENTAL SAMPLER

In this melodic camp, boys and girls will learn basic music theory and ear training as it relates to singing, work as a group on warm-ups and sightreading, learn songs across a variety of genres, and provide a group choral performance on the final day.

Find your new passion in this week-long adventure through the world of music. Designed for those who are new to music, students will experiment with various instruments and experience a variety of music styles. In-class use of piano, guitar, ukulele, and percussion is included in this camp. Learn basic music theory, ear training, and rhythm while finding your musical voice!

Level: Mixed Ability Instructor: Greater Richmond School of Music staff Grades: 2–6 Date/Time: July 15 – 19; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $210

Level: Beginner Instructor: Greater Richmond School of Music staff Grades: 1–5 Date/Time: July 22 – 26; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $210

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GREATER RICHMOND SCHOOL OF MUSIC: PIANO ADVENTURE CAMP In addition to receiving a block of individual coaching each day, campers will do theory activities such as learning and writing notes and basic music symbols, building skills in note and rhythm reading, and ear-training exercises. There will be an informal recital on the last day of camp. Level: Beginner Instructor: Greater Richmond School of Music staff Grades: 1–5 Date/Time: August 5 – 9; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $210

LITTLE SCHOLARS: WORLD OF WIZARDS Calling all wizard fans! This is like no other camp you have experienced. We will take a magical journey into the world of wizardry. We will design wands, make magic potions, go on a magical creature hunt, play Quidditch, and participate in activities that will astound all Muggles. Instructor: Little Scholars staff Grades: 1–2 Date/Time: June 17 – 21; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $205

PRINTMAKERS’ DELIGHT In this class, students will join Steward visual arts teacher Sejal Vaywala to explore the exciting art of printmaking. They will focus on processes such as monotypes, screen-printing, linoleum carving, gelli printing, etching and collagraphs to print in multiples to complete several unique projects. At the end, students will leave the camp with various masterpieces on paper, fabrics, wood, and plexiglass, and a whole new set of skills in this wonderful art form. Instructor: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

Sejal Vaywala, Steward faculty 4–9 July 29 – August 2; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $250 (includes supplies)

YOUNG REMBRANDTS: CARTOON CHARACTER CREATION Learn the basics of cartooning and create your own characters! Each day students will learn techniques used in cartooning. Subjects like characteristics, features, exaggeration, action, and personification will contribute to your child’s artistic advancement! Young Rembrandts students will immediately apply their new skills in every class to create their own original cartoon characters. Instructor: Young Rembrandts staff Grades: 1–5 Date/Time: June 17 – 21; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $180

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YOUNG REMBRANDTS: CULINARY MISCHIEF Our domestic critters are up to no good in this five-day multimedia workshop! We’ll warm up with cartoon drawings and then use pastels to create amazing, “can’t-believe-I-drew-this” masterpieces. A mouse making soup, a dog eyeing the spaghetti, and silly birds on cakes are some of the mischievously delicious drawings students will create every day. You won’t believe the results from this fun-for-all, skill-enhancing workshop. Please wear an old shirt or smock to class each day. Instructor: Young Rembrandts staff Grades: K–5 Date/Time: July 22 – 26; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $180

YOUNG REMBRANDTS: ELEMENTARY SPLASHIN’ SUMMER SAMPLER Calling all creative kids! Young Rembrandts drawing classes are a great way to beat the heat. This camp will be filled with a variety of summer-themed drawings. We will do cartoons, graphic drawings, a poster, and more. We’ve got it all this summer. Instructor: Young Rembrandts staff Grades: 1–5 Date/Time: June 10 - 14; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $180

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YOUNG REMBRANDTS: FANTASY FOREST Magical, mythical, marvelous art is coming your way in this new drawing workshop! Join us for five days filled with fun and creative thought as we explore deep in the Fantasy Forest. Students will tap into their imaginations while learning to draw otherworldly creatures like fairies, trolls, and a forest queen. Your child’s talent will truly enchant you as they create beautiful scenery and new masterpieces. Instructor: Young Rembrandts staff Grades: 1–5 Date/Time: July 8 – 12; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $180

YOUNG REMBRANDTS: PORTRAITS AND CARICATURES Learn the key skills of portraiture while having fun! Each day we will practice facial proportions and techniques used in creating portrait masterpieces and caricatures. We will draw faces of all types including realistic, stylized, and cartoon, all while learning about various historical figures and artists. Instructor: Young Rembrandts staff Grades: 1–5 Date/Time: July 15 – 19; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $180


Innovation Camps BRICKS 4 KIDZ: BRICKS 4 GIRLZ Grab your friends and come hang out with us for a girls-only week of crafting and creating with LEGO® bricks. Introduce your friends to our “friends” as we get to know LEGO® brand’s newest line of girl-themed models. We’ll do lots of unique things with bricks, from jewelry making to brick art, and we’ll even create art with our spin art LEGO® device. Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz staff Grades: 1 – 5 Date/Time: July 8 – 12; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $200

BRICKS 4 KIDZ: BRICKAPALOOZA If you like all things LEGO®, this is the camp for you! Five days of STEM fun are waiting as we create a variety of LEGO® builds. We’ll learn, build, and play using our most popular themes: superheroes, dinosaurs, pirates, and more. Kids will use their imaginations to create LEGO®-themed crafts and interact with all sorts of LEGO® contraptions. It’s a bit of LEGO® overload, but that’s a good thing! As always, we will have unique LEGO®-themed games and activities. Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz staff Grades: 1–5 Date/Time: August 5 – 9; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $200

BRICKS 4 KIDZ: JURASSIC BRICK LAND – DINOSAURS ON THE LOOSE! Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Put on your hiking boots and camouflage...you’re about to enter Jurassic Brick Land LEGO® brick style! Campers will build a world that comes to life with gentle Brontosaurus, ferocious Velociraptor, terrifying T.Rex, and more. We’ll learn about amazing dinosaurs that lived during the Jurassic period, and other extinct, prehistoric animals that roamed the earth and swam the seas during that era and millions of years later. Show us your building skills using our specialized project kits using LEGO® bricks! Come learn, build, and play at Jurassic Brick Land camp! Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz staff Grades: 1–5 Date/Time: June 24 – 28; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $200

BRICKS 4 KIDZ: MAY THE BRICK FORCE BE WITH YOU Join us as we travel to a galaxy far, far away! The force awakens in this LEGO® camp based on the super-popular Star Wars movies. Campers will build many of their favorite designs, including a tie fighter, star fighter, speeder bike and more. We’ll even have fun with jedi masters, wookies, and other characters. Most importantly, kids will connect real science concepts with science fiction! As always, we will have unique LEGO®-themed games and activities. Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz staff Grades: 1–5 Date/Time: July 15 – 19; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $200

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BRICKS 4 KIDZ: MINING AND CRAFTING LEGO® BRICK STYLE Experience the world of Minecraft with LEGO® bricks in this fun STEM camp. “Steve” is jumping for joy as he introduces members of his Minecraft world. Kids will start by crafting their shelters, mobs, critters, and tools and then face new challenges each day. They will use LEGO® bricks to build motorized Bricks 4 Kidz models, LEGO® mosaics, and 3D LEGO® builds to create key elements from Minecraft. Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz staff Grades: 1–5 Date/Time: July 29 – August 2; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $200

DROBOTS: STEMQUEST ALIENS VS. WIZARDS StemQuest unplugs campers from the computer screen in this action-packed, story-based program. Throughout the week, campers will be constantly on the move as they experiment and play. StemQuest has intentionally extracted the wide array of exhilarating challenges and mysteries from popular gaming apps and turned them into a live adventure. Campers will use ageappropriate rovers, bots, drones, and autonomous creative technology to jump over walls, push down obstacles, lift boulders, and navigate galaxies. Teams of campers work together in indoor, outdoor, and open-spaced “worlds” during the week. In doing so, campers utilize life skills such as collaborative problem solving, design, and curiosity to outwit, out-build, and out-smart the program instructor, The Wizard. This camp is separated into two sessions to accommodate younger and older campers.

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Drobots staff

Grades: 1–2 Date/Time: August 5 – 9; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $305 Grades: 3–4 Date/Time: August 5 – 9; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m Cost: $305

DROBOTS: ULTIMATE DRONE OBSTACLE CHALLENGE This program is specifically designed for both novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. This week is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, drone obstacle racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Campers will use iPads and remote controls to navigate the drone through short and long obstacle courses. Participants will also help design and build the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activity and competition. Instructor: Drobots staff Grades: 3–5 Date/Time: July 29 – August 2; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $305


EDIBLE EDUCATION: EDIBLE ESSENTIALS

EDIBLE EDUCATION: OPEN A BAKERY

If you are a beginner chef, this is the camp for you! The Edible Education chefs will take you through the basics of cooking starting with the number one chef item: eggs. Campers will then have the ability to test their new skills each day with more challenging dishes throughout the week. Sample menu: omelets, flatbread pizzas, and better burgers.

This is a very popular camp – it fills up fast! Do you dream of cookies, cakes, and pies? In this fun baking class, you will practice math, science, and more. The menu will include fruit pies, quick breads, cookies, and muffins, just to name a few items. Your family will love the results! Parents and family members are welcome to stop by on the last day to sample the confections made in camp.

Instructor: Edible Education staff Grades: 1–5 Date/Time: June 10 – 14; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $250

Instructor: Edible Education staff Grades: 4–8 Date/Time: August 5 – 9; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $250

EDIBLE EDUCATION: FOOD FOR FITNESS In this session, campers will learn to prepare recipes that are super healthy and flavorful. Emphasis is placed on local, in-season foods at the peak of vitality and freshness. A sampling of the items on the menu includes homemade fruit leather, orange power bars, green-machine smoothies and chocolate quinoa cupcakes. Instructor: Edible Education staff Grades: 1–5 Date/Time: July 15 – 19; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $250

URBAN HOMESTEADING 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 wood 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, owner of Little Cottage Industry Grades: 4–8 Date/Time: June 24 - 28; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $220

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Sports Camps ALL SPORTS Does your young athlete love sports, any and all sports? In this 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: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

Patrick Tucker and E.J. Watkins, Steward faculty 2 – 8 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) June 10 – 14, July 8 – 12; 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 field and team games. This full-day camp includes a K&L Sports t-shirt, Friday pizza party, and lots of daily prizes. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. *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.

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Coach: Kurt Hammerschmidt Grades: 3 – 8 Date/Time: June 17 – 21, July 15 – 19; 8:20 a.m. – 4:20 p.m. Cost: $340 (includes transportation) $280 (without transportation)*

BOYS 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, 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, Steward athletic director and varsity baseball coach Grades: 1 – 7 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: June 24 – 28; 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 faceoffs. 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: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

Jim Tyler, Steward varsity lacrosse coach 2 – 9 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) June 10 –14; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $200 (includes reversible pinnie)

BOYS SOCCER Athletes 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. Camp will begin with a skill of the day, followed by technical training (fundamentals or skill games), and finally team play. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coach: Steward soccer coaches Grades: 2 – 9 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: June 17 – 21, July 29 – August 2; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $185

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 learned when they perform a miniroutine for parents and guests at week’s end. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coach: Lucy Lloyd, Steward cheerleading coach Grades: 2–7 Date/Time: June 17 – 21; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $185

GIRLS SOCCER Athletes 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. Camp will begin each day with a skill of the day, followed by technical training (fundamentals or skill games), and finally team play. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coach: Steward soccer coaches Grades: 2 – 9 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: June 17 – 21, July 29 – August 2; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $185

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JUNIOR ALL SPORTS Does your young athlete love sports, any and all sports? In this sports camp specially designed for our littlest campers, athletes will enjoy an action-packed week of soccer, kickball, 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, followed by prizes and popsicles. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coaches: Patrick Tucker and EJ Watkins, Steward faculty Grades: JK – 1 Date/Time: July 15 – 19; 9 a.m – 12 p.m. Cost: $185

TENNIS: JUNIOR SPARTANS AND FUTURE STARS Join Steward’s tennis coach for this great sport. 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. This camp is designed for children who are being introduced to tennis or still need a little more time working on stroke development. The “Spartan Future Stars” level is designed for players who are experienced and have the desire to start playing in tournaments. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coach: Kurt Hammerschmidt Grades: K – 5 ONE-WEEK TENNIS CAMP: JUNIOR SPARTANS Date/Time: June 24 – 28; 9 – 10:30 a.m. Cost: $150

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SPARTAN FUTURE STARS Date/Time: June 24 – 28; 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cost: $240 MINI CAMP (THREE DAY CAMP) JUNIOR SPARTANS Date/Time: June 10 – 12, July 8 – 10, July 22 - 24; 9 – 10:30 a.m. Cost: $90 SPARTAN FUTURE STARS Date/Time: June 10 – 12, July 8 – 10, July 22 – 24; 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cost: $150


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 lifejackets 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 lifejackets. 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 the weekly activities; contact instructor Tee Clarkson at (804) 2726362 or tsclarkson@virginiaoutside.com with any questions. Instructor: Tee Clarkson, Virginia Outside Grades: 4 – 9 Date/Time: June 24 – 28; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $560

VIRGINIA FISHING ADVENTURES FOR YOUNGER CAMPERS 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, and lifejackets. No experience necessary.

Please visit www.virginiaoutside.com to view photos from past sessions and for a detailed description of the weekly activities; contact instructor Tee Clarkson at (804) 272-6362 or tsclarkson@virginiaoutside.com with any questions. Instructor: Tee Clarkson, Virginia Outside Grades: 1 – 3 Date/Time: July 8 – 12; 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost: $525

VIRGINIA OUTSIDE MOUNTAIN BIKING Richmond has some of the best urban mountain biking trails around. Join our staff of experienced riders for a week on the trails this summer. Campers will develop beginner and intermediate mountain biking skills including: steering, shifting, hill climbing and descending, log hopping, dodging obstacles, etiquette, maintenance, safety, and more. Campers ride in the morning, have a midday activity like tubing or snorkeling on the James River, then get back on the bikes in the afternoon. Campers are placed in groups from beginner to advanced intermediate, so they are riding with campers of the same ability. Virginia Outside provides bikes and helmets, but campers are welcome to bring their own. Instructor: Virginia Outside Staff Grades: 3–7 Date/Time: August 12 – 16; 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost: $575

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VOLLEYBALL Open to all experience levels, this camp will focus on the basics of volleyball, including passing, setting, hitting, and serving. 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, Steward varsity volleyball coach Grades: 4 – 9 (players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: July 8 – 12; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $185

Traditional Camps 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. Campers should bring a bagged lunch daily. Field trips and guest entertainers in recent years have included: • Go-kart racing • Laser tag • Movies at the Science Museum Instructor: Grades: Dates/Time: Cost:

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Jumpology All Fired Up Miniature golf Reptile Adventure

• Ironbridge Sports Park • Bowling

Summer Experience staff JK – 8 June 10 – 14, June 17 – 21, June 24 – 28, July 8 – 12, July 15 – 19, July 22 – 26, July 29 – August 2, August 5 – 9; 12-4 p.m. $200


BEST WEEK OF SUMMER We save the best for last! Join us for a week-long extravaganza of on-campus activities and off-campus field trips. Students will meet at Steward each morning and head off for full- and half-day adventures. Examples of activities include arts and crafts, picnicking in Deep Run Park, a day at Maymont, children’s theatre productions, and other exciting opportunities in and around the Richmond area. We guarantee a great time! Campers should bring a bagged lunch daily. Instructor: Summer Experience staff Grades: JK – 8 Date/Time: August 12 – 16; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $400

SUMMER STEWARDS Calling all creative minds for a hands-on community service camp focused on making a difference through the arts! Participants will be heavily engaged with hands-on activities, creative thinking and exploration around RVA learning from experts in the arts and in community service. The week will include service learning opportunities that involve making a difference for members of our community through artistic activities. Fee includes artistic materials and trip fees. Instructors: Wallace Inge and Cary Jamieson, Steward faculty Grades: 4–6 Date/Time: June 24 – 28; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m Cost: $200

LITTLE SCHOLARS: COMMUNITY AND LEADERSHIP The community and leadership workshop is a unique opportunity for students to learn how to develop their business skills while impacting the world around them. Our future leaders will learn about entrepreneurship, public speaking, civic involvement, and community outreach opportunities with an engaging curriculum to channel their desire to have a positive impact on the world around them. Instructor: Little Scholars staff Grades: 2–3 Date/Time: June 17 – 21; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $205

VIRGINIA OUTSIDE “OUTSIDE CAMP” “Outside Camp” will appeal to any kid who likes to be outdoors exploring nature and wild places. The name speaks for itself, as we spend an entire week exploring the outdoors. Each day we will enjoy a different activity including fishing, tubing, hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking! We transport campers to rivers, ponds, and trails, and provide all equipment. Campers need only bring their sense of adventure. Instructor: Virginia Outside staff Grades: 4–8 Date/Time: July 22 – 26; 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost: $525

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Grades 6-8 FUEL THE MIND | STIR THE IMAGINATION | UNLEASH THE POSSIBILITIES

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 taught by Steward faculty members and coaches, and several accomplished guest instructors lead arts and innovation camps. Looking for a full day of camp? Morning camp + Afternoon Camp = 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Choose individual camps during the registration process.

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ACADEMIC Preparing for Middle School Reading and Writing Middle School Reading and Writing 201 Middle School Math Middle School Math Packet Lunch Hour

ARTS Glass and Pottery Abrakadoodle: Anime Abrakadoodle: World Travel 3D Art Camp Abrakadoodle: Space Art Adventure STEAM Camp Abrakadoodle: Mad About Movies! Greater Richmond School of Music: Choral Odyssey Greater Richmond School of Music: Guitar Pro Greater Richmond School of Music: Summer String Thing Printmakers’ Delight

INNOVATION Architecture 101 Architecture 201 Culinary Camp Drobots: Drone Racing and Obstacle Course Challenge Edible Education: Open a Bakery Little Scholars: Design the Runway Pastry Camp with Chef Rowland

STEM Sports Urban Homesteading

SPORTS All Sports All Sports K&L Boys Baseball Boys Lacrosse Boys Soccer Cheerleading Girls Soccer Tennis Virginia Fishing Adventures for Older Campers Virginia Outside Mountain Biking Volleyball

TRADITIONAL Afternoon Adventures Best Week of Summer Community Service Sampler Summer Stewards Spartan Counselor Apprentices Virginia Outside “Outside Camp”


Academic Camps PREPARING FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL READING AND WRITING Sixth grade is the first big step on the path toward being prepared for Upper 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, Steward faculty Grade: 6 Date/Time: July 8 – 12; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $375

MIDDLE SCHOOL READING AND WRITING 201 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 Upper 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, 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, Steward faculty Grades: 7–8 Date/Time: July 15 – 19; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $375 Rising sixth-grade students are encouraged to register for Preparing for Middle School Reading and Writing.

Rising seventh- and eighth-grade students are encouraged to register for Middle School Reading and Writing 201.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL 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 is a fun way to retain and build upon what your student has learned. Instructors: Diane Maiese and Betsy Orgain, Steward faculty Grades: 6–8 Date/Time: August 5 – 9; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $205

MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH PACKET LUNCH HOUR (STEWARD STUDENTS ONLY) A new addition this year is an opportunity for your Steward Middle School student to work on their summer math packets with Mrs. Betsy Orgain and Ms. Diane Maiese. Students should bring a lunch and the teachers will use the time to work on individual questions that your middle school student may have. This is an addition or stand-alone option for all Steward School Middle School students. Instructors: Diane Maiese and Betsy Orgain, Steward faculty Grades: 6–8 Date/Time: August 5 – 9; 12 – 1 p.m. Cost: $25

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Arts Camps GLASS AND POTTERY Mrs. Grissom and Mrs. Zinder, current Steward art teachers, have many years of experience teaching a combination clay and glass class. Join them again this summer for a two-week exploration into these wonderful art forms. The first week will focus on several different hand-building techniques in clay. As we wait for projects to dry, students will learn how to cut glass and create glass pieces that will be fused together in our kiln. We will also combine the two materials to create a wonderful masterpiece. Students must be present for both weeks to complete all projects. Instructors: Lynn Zinder and Cindy Grissom, Steward faculty Grades: 3–8 Date/Time: TWO WEEK CAMP July 15 – 19 and July 22 – 26, M – F, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $385 (includes supplies)


ABRAKADOODLE: ANIME Join Abrakadoodle for an anime workshop to learn the Japanese art of animation. The camp will include instruction about the basics of head and facial features, plus body shapes, hands and feet, animal anime and more. Use Abrakadoodle’s anime guidebook to help you create your own characters. We will also learn Japanese games and listen to Japanese folktales. At the end of the session take home your Abrakadoodle: Anime guidebook and your kit materials to further explore this unique art form. Instructor: Abrakadoodle staff Grades: 6–8 Date/Time: June 17 – 21; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $200

ABRAKADOODLE: WORLD TRAVEL 3D ART CAMP

ABRAKADOODLE: SPACE ART ADVENTURE STEAM CAMP Join us for an outer space adventure! Learn about the solar system, meteoroids, meteors and meteorites, constellations, and more. Find out why astronauts wear spacesuits and why telescopes are important tools. Create art that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math concepts. Explore fun art techniques, play games, and make friends that are “out of this world” – all while we reach for the stars! Instructor: Abrakadoodle staff Grades: 6–8 Date/Time: July 8 – 12; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $200

ABRAKADOODLE: MAD ABOUT MOVIES!

Travel with us on this creative journey and change the way you see the world. Create 3D masterpieces inspired by world cultures. Learn about Chinese ceramics, Croatian “licitar” hearts, Maori design carvings from New Zealand, “nicho” boxes from Mexico and much more. Create art using a variety of materials, play games, and gain an understanding that through art we can connect with people from all over the world.

You will LOVE this camp if you love movies and the kooky characters, animations, and illustrations in them from minions to dinosaurs to out-of-thisworld environments! Marvelous movies and art together make for some movie madness. Campers learn how movies are made, tell movie stories, and recreate movie characters. Explore animation, storyboards, movie music, games, and more while making new friends and exploring creative abilities.

Instructor: Abrakadoodle staff Grades: 6–8 Date/Time: June 24 – 28; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $200

Instructor: Abrakadoodle staff Grades: 6–8 Date/Time: August 5 – 9; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $200

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GREATER RICHMOND SCHOOL OF MUSIC: CHORAL ODYSSEY In this melodic camp, boys and girls will learn basic music theory and ear training as it relates to singing, work as a group on warm-ups and sight-reading, learn songs across a variety of genres, and provide a group choral performance on the final day. Level: Mixed Ability Instructor: Greater Richmond School of Music staff Grades: 2–6 Date/Time: July 15 – 19; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $210

GREATER RICHMOND SCHOOL OF MUSIC: GUITAR PRO Play like a pro with your peers and become a guitar champ! Campers will learn key concepts of the fundamentals of music, rhythm, and performance. Students will also be able to experiment with different types of guitars, electric guitar effects, and other gear that is key to live performance. Other topics covered include listening, accompaniment, music theory, and improvisation. Level: Intermediate to Advanced Instructor: Greater Richmond School of Music staff Grades: 6 – 12 Date/Time: July 8 – July 12; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $210

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GREATER RICHMOND SCHOOL OF MUSIC: SUMMER STRING THING Learn to perform better with a full ensemble and in small groups – classical, rock, and pop music. Work on music theory, the history of rock and roll, keyboard, sight-reading, scales for auditions, improvisation, and sectionals. There will be a performance on the final day. This session is for students with at least one year of experience on violin, viola, cello, or upright bass. Students will need to bring their own instruments. Level: Intermediate to Advanced Instructor: Greater Richmond School of Music staff Grades: 6 – 12 Date/Time: June 24 – 28; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $210

PRINTMAKERS’ DELIGHT In this class, students will join Steward visual arts teacher Sejal Vaywala to explore the exciting art of printmaking. They will focus on processes such as monotypes, screen-printing, linoleum carving, gelli printing, etching and collagraphs to print in multiples to complete several unique projects. At the end, students will leave the camp with various masterpieces on paper, fabrics, wood, and plexiglass, and a whole new set of skills in this wonderful art form. Instructor: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

Sejal Vaywala, Steward faculty 4–9 July 29 – August 2; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $250 (includes supplies)


Innovation Camps ARCHITECTURE 101 Steward 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. Students will learn about proportion, scale, measurement, and craftsmanship to create and design a building that will fit in a selected site plan. They also will design spaces of buildings throughout the week. They will utilize creativity to recreate a familiar location, like 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. Instructor: Maria McCarthy, Steward faculty Grades: 7 – 12 Date/Time: July 22 – 26, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $250

ARCHITECTURE 201

Instructor: Maria McCarthy, Steward faculty Grades: 7 – 12 Date/Time: July 29 – August 2; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $250

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. No doubt campers will enjoy showing off their new culinary skills at home! Instructor: Anton Gaston, Steward head chef Grades: 6 – 10 Date/Time: July 15 – 19, July 22 – 26; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost: $385

To participate in this session, campers will need to have taken Architecture 101 summer camp either the week before or in previous summers. This camp will extend all the aspects of design and construction that were learned in Architecture 101. Campers will be building scaled models made from scaled wood materials, and they will design or replicate a building of their choice. The completed project will focus on accuracy, neatness, and aesthetics. Campers will take home a finished architectural model. Campers will need to bring the architectural scale, metal ruler, T-square and x-acto knife received in the previous camp.

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DROBOTS: DRONE RACING AND OBSTACLE COURSE CHALLENGE This program is filled with pure action as students learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. Campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Flight squads post up against one another in friendly competition when they race themselves and the clock. Students will first maneuver the drone through creative obstacle courses before taking on the challenge of flying for speed. Participants contribute fully in this program as they design and help build the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activities and competition. Instructor: Drobots staff Grades: 6–8 Date/Time: July 29 – August 2; 1 – 4 p.m. Cost: $305

EDIBLE EDUCATION: OPEN A BAKERY This is a very popular camp – it fills up fast! Do you dream of cookies, cakes, and pies? In this fun baking class, you will practice math, science, and more. The menu will include fruit pies, quick breads, cookies, and muffins, just to name a few items. Your family will love the results! Parents and family members are welcome to stop by on the last day to sample the confections made in camp. Instructor: Edible Education staff Grades: 4–8 Date/Time: August 5 – 9; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $250

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LITTLE SCHOLARS: DESIGN THE RUNWAY Design your very own fashion line! Each budding designer will spend the week creating a fashion portfolio, including a one-of-a-kind piece with recyclable goods, and then end the week with a runway show. Fashionistas will participate in several design challenges as well. Instructor: Little Scholars staff Grades: 6–8 Date/Time: June 10 – 14; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $230

PASTRY CAMP WITH CHEF ROWLAND If you are a beginner chef with a passion for baking, this is just the camp for you. Chef Virginia Rowland, owner of renowned restaurant Rowland in Richmond’s Fan district, will introduce campers to the fundamentals of baking — from reading and following recipes to the importance of kitchen safety. Budding chefs will enjoy generous samples of each tasty treat and take a packet of recipes home. Sample menu: empanadas, pot pie, breads, cakes, cookies and a surprise specialty dessert. Instructor: Virginia Rowland Grades: 6–8 Date/Time: July 29 – August 2; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $280


STEM SPORTS The STEM Sports science camp allows students to learn about the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) principles involved in sports. Campers will learn how Newton’s Three Laws impact soccer, baseball, basketball, golf, and other sports. They will also participate in interactive athletic activities, culminating in the STEM Sports Science Olympics. Kids receive prizes and actively participate in STEM Sports Science activities. Instructor: Michael Edwards, STEM Sports Science director Grades: 6–8 Date/Time: June 10 – 14; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $105

URBAN HOMESTEADING 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 wood 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, owner of Little Cottage Industry Grades: 4–8 Date/Time: June 24 - 28; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $220

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Sports Camps ALL SPORTS Does your young athlete love sports, any and all sports? In this 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: Patrick Tucker and E.J. Watkins, Steward faculty Grades: 2 – 8 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: June 10 – 14, July 8 – 12; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: 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 six-to-one student-to-pro ratio. Each week the activities include tennis, basketball, baseball, beach volleyball, horseshoes, swimming, football, soccer, whiffle ball, dodgeball, kickball, Frisbee, hiking, and other field and team games. This full-day camp includes a K&L Sports t-shirt, Friday pizza party, and lots of daily prizes. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day.

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Coach: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

Kurt Hammerschmidt 3–8 June 17 – 21, July 15 – 19; 8:20 a.m. – 4:20 p.m. $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.

BOYS 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, 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, Steward athletic director and varsity baseball coach Grades: 1 – 7 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: June 24 – 28; 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 faceoffs. 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: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

Jim Tyler, Steward varsity lacrosse coach 2 – 9 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) June 10 –14; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $200 (includes reversible pinnie)

BOYS SOCCER Athletes 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. Camp will begin with a skill of the day, followed by technical training (fundamentals or skill games), and finally team play. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coach: Steward soccer coaches Grades: 2 – 9 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: June 17 – 21, July 29 – August 2; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $185

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 learned when they perform a miniroutine for parents and guests at week’s end. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coach: Lucy Lloyd, Steward cheerleading coach Grades: 2–7 Date/Time: June 17 – 21; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $185

GIRLS SOCCER Athletes 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. Camp will begin each day with a skill of the day, followed by technical training (fundamentals or skill games), and finally team play. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coach: Steward soccer coaches Grades: 2 – 9 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: June 17 – 21, July 29 – August 2; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $185

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TENNIS: SPARTAN FUTURE STARS Join Steward’s tennis coach for this great sport. 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. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coach: Kurt Hammerschmidt Grades: 4 – 12 ONE-WEEK TENNIS CAMP: SPARTAN FUTURE STARS Date/Time: June 24 – 28; 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cost: $240 MINI CAMP (THREE DAY CAMP) SPARTAN FUTURE STARS Date/Time: June 10 – 12, July 8 – 10, July 22 – 24; 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cost: $150

VIRGINIA FISHING ADVENTURES FOR OLDER CAMPERS This camp with Virginia Fishing Adventures offers campers 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. All campers will wear lifejackets 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

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tackle, rods and reels, and lifejackets. 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 the weekly activities; contact instructor Tee Clarkson at (804) 2726362 or tsclarkson@virginiaoutside.com with any questions. Instructor: Tee Clarkson Grades: 4 – 9 Date/Time: June 24 – 28; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $560

VIRGINIA OUTSIDE MOUNTAIN BIKING Richmond has some of the best urban mountain biking trails around. Join our staff of experienced riders for a week on the trails this summer. Campers will develop beginner and intermediate mountain biking skills including: steering, shifting, hill climbing and descending, log hopping, dodging obstacles, etiquette, maintenance, safety, and more. Campers ride in the morning, have a midday activity like tubing or snorkeling on the James River, then get back on the bikes in the afternoon. Campers are placed in groups from beginner to advanced intermediate, so they are riding with campers of the same ability. Virginia Outside provides bikes and helmets, but campers are welcome to bring their own. Instructor: Virginia Outside Staff Grades: 3–7 Date/Time: August 12 – 16; 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost: $575


VOLLEYBALL Open to all experience levels, this camp will focus on the basics of volleyball, including passing, setting, hitting, and serving. 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, Steward varsity volleyball coach Grades: 4 – 9 (players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: July 8 – 12; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $185

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Traditional Camps 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. Campers should bring a bagged lunch daily. Field trips and guest entertainers in recent years have included: • Go-kart racing • Laser tag • Movies at the Science Museum Instructor: Grades: Dates/Time: Cost:

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Jumpology All Fired Up Miniature golf Reptile Adventure

• Ironbridge Sports Park • Bowling

Summer Experience staff JK – 8 June 10 – 14, June 17 – 21, June 24 – 28, July 8 – 12, July 15 – 19, July 22 – 26, July 29 – August 2, August 5 – 9; 12-4 p.m. $200

BEST WEEK OF SUMMER We save the best for last! Join us for a week-long extravaganza of on-campus activities and off-campus field trips. Students will meet at Steward each morning and head off for full- and half-day adventures. Examples of activities include arts and crafts, picnicking in Deep Run Park, a day at Maymont,

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children’s theatre productions, and other exciting opportunities in and around the Richmond area. We guarantee a great time! Campers should bring a bagged lunch daily. Instructor: Summer Experience staff Grades: JK – 8 Date/Time: August 12 – 16; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $400

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 putting themselves to work in a meaningful way. Hours can be applied to school-required community service credit. Campers should bring bagged lunches from home, but snacks will be provided each day. Instructor: Wallace Inge, Steward faculty Grades: 8 – 11 Date/Time: July 29 – August 2; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost: $400


SUMMER STEWARDS Calling all creative minds for a hands-on community service camp focused on making a difference through the arts! Participants will be heavily engaged with hands-on activities, creative thinking and exploration around RVA learning from experts in the arts and in community service. The week will include service learning opportunities that involve making a difference for members of our community through artistic activities. Fee includes artistic materials and trip fees. Instructor: Wallace Inge and Cary Jamieson, Steward faculty Grades: 4–6 Date/Time: June 24 – 28; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m Cost: $200

Applications can be found on the Steward website and are due by April 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified by April 30, 2019. Due to the success of this program in 2018 and our need to make sure the SCAs enjoy rewarding experiences, limited spaces are available each week. Applicants must be available for training June 5 – 7 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

7 – 9 at the time of application June 5 – 7 (required training), June 10 – 14, June 17 – 21, June 24 – 28, July 8 – 12, July 15 – 19, July 22 – 26, July 29 – August 2, August 5 – 9, August 12 – 16; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. There is no cost associated with this program for accepted applicants.

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. 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. Students who need to submit volunteer hours for school can apply their working time from this experience.

VIRGINIA OUTSIDE “OUTSIDE CAMP” “Outside Camp” will appeal to any kid who likes to be outdoors exploring nature and wild places. The name speaks for itself, as we spend an entire week exploring the outdoors. Each day we will enjoy a different activity including fishing, tubing, hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking! We transport campers to rivers, ponds, and trails, and provide all equipment. Campers need only bring their sense of adventure. Instructor: Virginia Outside staff Grades: 4–8 Date/Time: July 22 – 26; 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost: $525

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Grades 9-12 FUEL THE MIND | STIR THE IMAGINATION | UNLEASH THE POSSIBILITIES

For Upper 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

SPORTS

Algebra Refresher

Boys Lacrosse

Preparing for High School Writing and Reading

Boys Soccer

SAT Prep

Girls Soccer Tennis

ARTS Greater Richmond School of Music: Guitar Pro Greater Richmond School of Music: Summer String Thing Printmakers’ Delight

Architecture 101 Culinary Camp

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Volleyball

TRADITIONAL Community Service Sampler

INNOVATION Architecture 201

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Virginia Fishing Adventures: Fishing for Older Campers

Driver’s Education Spartan Counselor Apprentices


Academic Camps ALGEBRA REFRESHER Students who could use an Algebra 1 refresher are invited to take part in this non-credit class. Topics will switch each day and may include but are not limited to solving equations, linear functions, factoring, inequalities, and radicals. Prior exposure to these topics in an Algebra 1 class is required. The class will be formatted to include direct instruction, practice, and activities that support the day’s focus. Steward students interested in knowing how camp hours can count toward tutoring requirements, please coordinate with the Center for the Advancement of Learning.

Instructor: Kathleen Mearns, Steward faculty Grades: 9 – 12 Date/Time: August 12 - 16; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $375

Instructor: Karen Hudson, Steward faculty Grades: 8 – 12 Date/Time: August 5 – 9; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $225

PREPARING FOR HIGH SCHOOL WRITING AND READING 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 Steward Upper School. Students will also be given strategies to become better active readers.

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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 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 skills including number sense, algebra, geometry, probability, and statistics, while also learning how to approach multi-layer questions. Both sessions will focus on standardized testing strategies applicable to both the SAT and ACT, such as pacing goals and elimination strategies. Instructors: Peter Hurley and Jennifer Maitland, Steward faculty Grades: 10 – 12 Date/Time: August 5 – 9; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $300

Arts Camps GREATER RICHMOND SCHOOL OF MUSIC: GUITAR PRO Play like a pro with your peers and become a guitar champ! Campers will learn key concepts of the fundamentals of music, rhythm, and performance. Students will also be able to experiment with different types of guitars, electric guitar effects, and other gear that is key to live performance. Other topics covered include listening, accompaniment, music theory, and improvisation. Level: Intermediate to Advanced Instructor: Greater Richmond School of Music staff Grades: 6 – 12 Date/Time: July 8 – July 12; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $210

GREATER RICHMOND SCHOOL OF MUSIC: SUMMER STRING THING Learn to perform better with a full ensemble and in small groups – classical, rock, and pop music. Work on music theory, the history of rock and roll, keyboard, sight-reading, scales for auditions, improvisation, and sectionals. There will be a performance on the final day. This session is for students with at least one year of experience on violin, viola, cello, or upright bass. Students will need to bring their own instruments. Level: Intermediate to Advanced Instructor: Greater Richmond School of Music staff Grades: 6 – 12 Date/Time: June 24 – 28; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $210

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PRINTMAKERS’ DELIGHT In this class, students will join Steward visual arts teacher Sejal Vaywala to explore the exciting art of printmaking. They will focus on processes such as monotypes, screen-printing, linoleum carving, gelli printing, etching and collagraphs to print in multiples to complete several unique projects. At the end, students will leave the camp with various masterpieces on paper, fabrics, wood, and plexiglass, and a whole new set of skills in this wonderful art form. Instructor: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

Sejal Vaywala, Steward faculty 4–9 July 29 – August 2; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $250 (includes supplies)

Innovation Camps ARCHITECTURE 101 Steward 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. 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, like 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. Instructor: Maria McCarthy, Steward faculty Grades: 7 – 12 Date/Time: July 22 – 26, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $250

ARCHITECTURE 201 To participate in this session, campers will need to have taken Architecture 101 summer camp either the week before or in previous summers. This camp will extend all the aspects of design and construction that were learned in Architecture 101. Campers will be building scaled models made from scaled wood materials, and they will design or replicate a building of their choice. Campers will take home a finished architectural model. Campers will need to bring the architectural scale, metal ruler, T-square and x-acto knife received in the previous camp. Instructor: Maria McCarthy, Steward faculty Grades: 7 – 12 Date/Time: July 29 – August 2; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $250

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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. 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: Anton Gaston, Steward head chef Grades: 6 – 10 Date/Time: July 15 – 19, July 22 – 26; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost: $385

Sports Camps 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. 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: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

Jim Tyler, Steward varsity lacrosse coach 2 – 9 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) June 10 –14; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $200 (includes reversible pinnie)

BOYS SOCCER Athletes 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. Camp will begin with a skill of the day, followed by technical training (fundamentals or skill games), and finally team play. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coach: Steward soccer coaches Grades: 2 – 9 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: June 17 – 21, July 29 – August 2; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $185

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GIRLS SOCCER Athletes 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. Camp will begin each day with a skill of the day, followed by technical training (fundamentals or skill games), and finally team play. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coach: Steward soccer coaches Grades: 2 – 9 (Players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: June 17 – 21, July 29 – August 2; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $185

TENNIS: SPARTAN FUTURE STARS Join Steward’s tennis coach for this great sport. 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. Please bring a healthy snack and water bottle each day. Coach: Kurt Hammerschmidt Grades: 4 – 12

ONE-WEEK TENNIS CAMP: SPARTAN FUTURE STARS Date/Time: June 24 – 28; 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cost: $240 MINI CAMP (THREE DAY CAMP) SPARTAN FUTURE STARS Date/Time: June 10 – 12, July 8 – 10, July 22 – 24; 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cost: $150

VIRGINIA FISHING ADVENTURES FOR OLDER CAMPERS This camp with Virginia Fishing Adventures offers campers 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 lifejackets 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 lifejackets. 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 the 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 24 – 28; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost: $560

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VOLLEYBALL Open to all experience levels, this camp will focus on the basics of volleyball, including passing, setting, hitting, and serving. 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, Steward varsity volleyball coach Grades: 4 – 9 (players will be grouped according to age, size, and ability.) Date/Time: July 8 – 12; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $185

Traditional Camps 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 putting themselves to work in a meaningful way. Hours can be applied to school-required community service credit. Campers should bring bagged lunches from home, but snacks will be provided each day. Instructor: Wallace Inge, Steward faculty Grades: 8 – 11 Date/Time: July 29 – August 2; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost: $400

DRIVER’S EDUCATION RVA 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 and/or behind-the-wheel instruction. The classroom curriculum will include the Virginia Department of Education certified 10-module Drivers Education curriculum. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. The seven required behind-the-wheel sessions will be scheduled once classes begin.

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Instructor: Ages: Date/Time: Cost:

RVA Driving Academy staff 15 – 18 Classroom session – June 4 – 7 and 10 – 14; 8:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Classroom $215 Behind the Wheel $260

Applications can be found on the Steward website and are due by April 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified by April 30, 2019. Due to the success of this program in 2018 and our need to make sure the SCAs enjoy rewarding experiences, limited spaces are available each week. Applicants must be available for training June 5 – 7 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Grades:

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.

Date/Time: Cost:

7 – 9 at the time of application June 5 – 7 (required training), June 10 – 14, June 17 – 21, June 24 – 28, July 8 – 12, July 15 – 19, July 22 – 26, July 29 – August 2, August 5 – 9, August 12 – 16; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. There is no cost associated with this program for accepted applicants.

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. Students who need to submit volunteer hours for school can apply their working time from this experience.

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Partner Camps 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. Coaches: Bob Foley and staff Grades: 1–8 Date/Time: June 24 – 28, July 22 – 26, August 5 – 9; 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.

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OVERTIME ATHLETICS Overtime Athletics offers classic games like basketball and flag football, which include skill development, contests, game situational strategy, and, most importantly, tournament-style play! Games, games, and more games is a center piece of our philosophy on how players can improve and increase their love of the sport at the same time. Our expert team understands how to keep camp fresh and fun. Our proven curriculum and programming formula allows us to roll through the day weaving high-intensity and low-impact activities together so that every camper has their moment to shine. Coach: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

Overtime Athletics staff 1–8 Basketball Camp July 15 – 19; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Flag Football Camp August 5 – 9; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $150

For more information, contact Adam Desgain at desgain@otathletics.com. To register, visit https://ota-richmond.jumbula.com/view#/camps. Registration must take place directly with Overtime Athletics and not through The Steward School.


SPARC: BROADWAY BLAST Join us for an amazing trip through the last two decades of the Great White Way (otherwise known as Broadway!). In this camp, we will explore AND perform songs from shows like Hamilton, Matilda, SpongeBob Squarepants the Musical, Wicked, and so many more! Campers will be delighted to share their musical theatre skills with friends and family in a final performance on the last day of camp. No audition necessary to be a Broadway star this summer. For 37 years, SPARC programs have provided transformative performing arts education to over 3,000 students each year. Through Creative Youth Development initiatives, SPARC’s highly skilled teaching artists intentionally integrate the arts with youth development principles. Students discover their creativity and build critical learning and life skills that carry into adulthood. Instructor: Grades: Date/Time: Cost:

SPARC staff 4–7 TWO-WEEK CAMP — July 16 – 26; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $580

For more information, contact Liz Earnest at learnest@sparcrichmond.org, and to register, visit www.sparcrichmond.org. Registration must take place directly with SPARC and not through The Steward School.

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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, 2019. 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 two weeks before camp begins. Please keep your receipt. For additional or specific information, please contact the Summer Experience director listed on the next page.

Behavior Policy We expect all campers to abide by Steward values while on our campus. Campers will act with respect for themselves, their peers, their leaders, and their surroundings. Should the summer staff have concerns about camper behavior, parents will be informed, and campers may be asked to leave. No refunds will be given for individuals who are asked to leave a camp or program because of behavior.

Cancellation of Classes There are minimum class sizes for all camps and programs. The Steward

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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 after June 1 only if The Steward School cancels a course or program. In the event of 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, 2019.

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Early Drop-off/Late Pick-Up Students may be dropped off for camp no more than half an hour before the start of camp and picked up no later than half an hour after the end of camp. Please contact Camp Director Mary Hopkins (mary.hopkins@stewardschool. org) if further care is needed.

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.

Camp Staff

Questions

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.

you as quickly as possible.

Lunch Supervision If your camper participates in a morning camp and wants to stay 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.

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.

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

SUMMER EXPERIENCE DIRECTOR Mary Hopkins Mary.Hopkins@stewardschool.org 740-3394, ext. 6529 ASSOCIATE HEAD OF SCHOOL Lisa Dwelle Lisa.Dwelle@stewardschool.org 740-3394, ext. 2307

Allergies and Medications

11600 Gayton Road

IImportant 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

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

Richmond, Virginia 23238

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FROM RICHMOND: 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.

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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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FUEL THE MIND | STIR THE IMAGINATION | UNLEASH THE POSSIBILITIES

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

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SUMMER EXPERIENCE 2019 WEEKLY CALENDAR GRADE LEVEL IN 2018-19

JUNE 3-7

JUNE 10-14 Little Scholars: Dino Discovery Mini Tennis Scribbles and Wiggles

JK-K

JUNE 17-21 Bricks 4 Kidz: Junior Engineers Little Bookworms

JUNE 24-28 Young Rembrandts: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Tennis

NO CAMPS

JULY 2-6

JULY 8-12 Little Scholars: Infinity and Beyond Mini Tennis

JULY 15-19 Junior All Sports

NO CAMPS

JULY 22-26 Little Scholars: Infinity and Beyond Young Rembrandts: Culinary Mischief Mini Tennis

JULY 29- AUG 2 Little Scholars: Mini Med School

AUG. 5-9

AUG. 12-16

Little Scholars: Scientist in Training Kindergarten Discovery Camp

Best Week of Summer Afternoon Adventures

GRADES 1-5

NO CAMPS

All Sports GR School of Music: Guitar FUN-damentals Boys Lacrosse Edible Education: Edible Essentials Young Rembrandts: Elementary Splashin’ Summer Sampler Mini Tennis

Afternoon Adventures Little Scholars: World of Wizards Little Scholars: Community and Leadership Young Rembrandts: Cartoon Character Creation Girls Soccer Boys Soccer Cheerleading K&L All Sports

Afternoon Adventures

All Sports Boys Lacrosse Mini Tennis Little Scholars: Design the Runway STEM Sports

GRADES 6-8

Afternoon Adventures

Virginia Fishing for Older Campers

Girls Soccer Boys Soccer Cheerleading Abrakadoodle Anime

Boys Baseball Tennis Urban Homesteading Summer Stewards Abrakadoodle World Travel 3D Art GR School of Music: Summer String Thing

Afternoon Adventures

All Sports Mini Tennis Bricks 4 Kidz: Bricks 4 Girlz Young Rembrandts: Fantasy Forest Volleyball NO CAMPS

Afternoon Adventures

K&L All Sports Spartan Counselor Apprentices

Afternoon Adventures

Boys Baseball Bricks 4 Kidz: Jurrasic Brick Land Tennis Urban Homesteading Summer Stewards

Afternoon Adventures

NO CAMPS Spartan Counselor Apprentices

Afternoon Adventures

Virginia Fishing for Older Campers Spartan Counselor Apprentices

Virginia Fishing for Younger Campers

Afternoon Adventures

All Sports Mini Tennis Volleyball Abrakadoodle Space Art Adventure STEAM Camp GR School of Music: Guitar Pro NO CAMPS

Afternoon Adventures

Preparing for MS Reading and Writing Spartan Counselor Apprentices

Afternoon Adventures

Afternoon Adventures

Afternoon Adventures

Afternoon Adventures

Afternoon Adventures

Bricks 4 Kidz: May the Brick Force Be With You Edible Education: Food for Fitness Young Rembrandts: Portraits and Caricatures Junior All Sports GR School of Music: Choral Odyssey Glass and Pottery (two week camp)

Summer Book Club Glass and Pottery (two week camp) GR School of Music: Instrumental Sampler Young Rembrandts: Culinary Mischief Mini Tennis

Math Brains Bricks 4 Kidz: Mining and Crafting Drobots: Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge Girls Soccer Boys Soccer Printmakers’ Delight

Bricks 4 Kidz: Brickapalooza Drobots: Aliens vs. Wizards Edible Education: Open a Bakery GR School of Music: Piano Adventure Camp Math Mania

K&L All Sports Wonderful Words

Afternoon Adventures

Culinary Camp GR School of Music: Choral Odyssey Glass and Pottery (two week camp)

K&L All Sports Middle School Reading and Writing 201 Spartan Counselor Apprentices Afternoon Adventures

Best Week of Summer

Virginia Outside “Outside” Camp

Afternoon Adventures

Mini Tennis Glass and Pottery (two week camp) Architecture 101 Culinary Camp

Spartan Counselor Apprentices Virginia Outside “Outside” Camp

Afternoon Adventures

Virginia Outside Mountain Biking

Afternoon Adventures

Girls Soccer Boys Soccer Printmakers’ Delight Architecture 201 Pastry Camp

Spartan Counselor Apprentices Community Service

Afternoon Adventures Drobots: Aliens vs. Wizards Middle School Math Abrakadoodle: Mad About Movies Edible Education: Open a Bakery Summer Math Packet Lunch Hour Spartan Counselor Apprentices

Spartan Counselor Apprentices Best Week of Summer Virginia Outside Mountain Biking

Afternoon Adventures Drobots: Drone Racing and Ultimate Obstacle

GRADES 9-12

Driver’s Education Spartan Counselor Apprentices Training

Driver’s Education Mini Tennis Boys Lacrosse

Spartan Counselor Apprentices

Girls Soccer Boys Soccer Cheerleading

Spartan Counselor Apprentices

Tennis GR School of Music: Summer String Thing

Virginia Fishing for Older Campers Spartan Counselor Apprentices

Volleyball Mini Tennis GR School of Music: Guitar Pro NO CAMPS

Spartan Counselor Apprentices

PLEASE NOTE: Camps highlighted in blue are all-day camps; morning camps appear above and afternoon camps appear below the blue bar in each section.

Culinary Camp

Spartan Counselor Apprentices

Mini Tennis Architecture 101 Culinary Camp

Spartan Counselor Apprentices

Girls Soccer Boys Soccer Printmakers’ Delight Architecture 201 Spartan Counselor Apprentices Community Service

Algebra I Review SAT Prep

Spartan Counselor Apprentices

Spartan Counselor Apprentices Preparing for HS Reading and Writing

Profile for The Steward School

The Steward School Summer Experience 2019 Brochure  

Summer camps at The Steward School in Richmond, Virginia. Camps for kids in junior kindergarten through 12th grade.

The Steward School Summer Experience 2019 Brochure  

Summer camps at The Steward School in Richmond, Virginia. Camps for kids in junior kindergarten through 12th grade.