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Summer Camp Descriptions

Location: All camps take place at the Paideia Academy campus (10825 Yarnell Road, Knoxville 37932)

Battle Camp

June 4–8
Camp Leader: David Rowe
Time: 9:00 AM - noon (half day); 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (full day)
Cost: $125 (half day); $250 (full day)
Grade Range: Rising 4-8
Camp Limit: 25

 

Students will learn about 5 key battles by watching an excellent video series, which recreates famous battles of world history. Campers will construct swords and shields, then re-enact the battles. They will practice shooting with a safe accurate set of plastic bows and foam arrows, play simulation and strategy games, and take short daily quizzes. In the afternoons, we will play a constructible strategy game (Pirates of the Spanish Main) and learn more about the history and culture of pirates. All campers will take home a PVC/foam sword, wooden shield, foam bow and arrow set, and a marshmallow shooter. Full day campers will also receive a Pirates of the Spanish Main set and other pirate gear.

The Knightling Society

June 11-15
Camp Leader: Ashley Farrington
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $100
Grade Range: Rising 7-12
Camp Limit: 20

 

Hone your creative writing skills while simultaneously turning back the clock to post-WWII England and the age of C.S. Lewis. We will learn about Lewis’s creative process and the role his peers, through their literary society, The Inklings, played in it and will practice these techniques. Come drink a cup of tea, create and discuss with us!

Multi-Sports Camp

June 18-22
Camp Leaders: Bryson McClurkin & David Rowe
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $125
Grade Range: Rising K-7
Camp Limit: 40

 

Multi-Sports Camp is designed to teach basic skills that can be applied to various sports. The fundamentals of dribbling, throwing, kicking, balancing, and running will be explored. The campers will use these fundamentals as they participate in various sport/activities such as: basketball, frisbee, volleyball, track and field, T-ball/wiffleball, kickball, handball, and dodgeball. The camp will be an exciting and fun introduction to these various sports as well as traditional games.

Bake and Sew for Girls - Level 1

June 25-29
Camp Leader: Mary Chris Rowe
Time: 9:00 AM - noon
Cost: $125
Grade Range: Rising 2-4 Girls Only
Camp Limit: 10

 

Baking and sewing are such fun, especially with friends! Students will learn basic stitches like the satin stitch or back stitch. They will also bake yummy treats like cinnamon rolls and scones. Campers will bring home needle, thread, fabric, embroidery hoop, and delicious baked goods for sharing.

Bake and Sew for Girls - Level 2

June 25-29
Camp Leader: Mary Chris Rowe
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $125
Grade Range: Rising 4-6 Girls Only
Camp Limit: 10

 

Sure is fun to bake and sew with your friends! Students will learn basic stitches and cross-stitching. They can experiment with meringues, decorative pies, and fancy braids for breads. They will bring home needle, thread, fabric, and yummy treats for sharing.

Under the Big Top

July 9-13
Camp Leaders: Mary Chris Rowe & Janice Fancher
Time: 9:00 AM - noon
Cost: $125
Grade Range: Rising PreK-1
Camp Limit: 12

 

Join your friends to learn all about the circus! Enjoy related music, art, snack, and gross motor movement activities with Mrs. Rowe and Mrs. Fancher.

Drawing & Painting

July 9-13
Camp Leader: Janice Fancher
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $110
Grade Range: Rising 2-12
Camp Limit: 10

 

We will be drawing with charcoal, watercolor pencils, and conte' and color pastels and painting with gauche' and acrylic paints. We will explore new art medium and creating in different styles of art. (Folk, abstract, pop, Impressionism)

Latin Alive

July 16-20
Camp Leader: Pam DeLorenzo
Time: 9:00 AM - noon
Cost: $125
Grade Range: Rising 5-10 who would benefit from Level 1 Latin
Camp Limit: 20

 

Semper Fi, alma mater, vice versus and etc... all Latin words we use often in our day. Kids not only learn languages more easily, they actually enjoy singing and chanting and throwing the football as they conjugate a verb or decline a noun. This camp is an introduction to the basics of the Latin language. The students will learn useful vocabulary, foundational grammar and language forms, along with cool facts about gladiators, Roman culture, beliefs and lifestyle of the Roman Empire.

*Students who will be new to Paideia this fall and have not previously had Latin are encouraged to participate.

Ready & Set for Latin

July 23-27
Camp Leader: Pam DeLorenzo
Time: 9:00 AM - noon
Cost: $125
Grade Range: Rising 5-10 who would benefit from Level 2 Latin
Camp Limit: 20

 

This camp is for Latin students who need to prepare for the next level of Latin and practice Latin without the distractions of the school year. Camp will involve many elements to help the student become more confident in Latin grammar and function. Games, activities, competitions along with chants and songs will be used to practice the Latin concepts for a stronger, more confident school year.

Reading the Silver Screen

July 21-27
Camp Leader: Mark Baker
Time: M-F noon - 2:00 PM, plus 2 evenings (see below)
Cost: $125
Grade Range: Rising 8-12
Camp Limit: 20

 

Movies are great entertainment. But they are often more than that. We sometimes miss the deeper meaning of movies because we don't know how to "read the silver screen." This camp will be full of entertainment and fun, but we will also seek to go deeper in analyzing the rhetoric and the worldview of the films we watch. This camp will meet M-F July 23-27 from noon to 2:00 PM, plus two additional evenings, Sat July 21 and Tue July 22 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Two dinners and a book are included.

*Students who will be new to Paideia's upper school this fall are encouraged to participate as an introduction to Omnibus/Rhetoric discussions.

Really Great Reading

Summer Long Enrichment - May 28 - July 27
Camp Leaders: Kim Chandler, Katy McKinney, and Patti McConnell
Time: 9:00 AM - noon
Cost: $500 for Non-Paideia Students; $400 for Paideia Students
Grade Range: Rising 2-8
Camp Limit: 30

 

The goal of this camp is to provide significant growth in decoding, encoding (spelling) and reading fluency skills for participating students. Really Great Reading will begin Monday, May 28 and conclude on Friday, July 27. Teachers will utilize age/grade appropriate lesson plans and learning activities to foster student understanding, manipulation, and application of foundational reading principles. Students will learn these principles during on-campus sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays, and will practice them during at-home sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays via online activities. Registration includes workbook and materials.