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Summer Camps

Summer Camps

We are excited to offer half day summer camps open to the community!

Event: Weekly Summer Camps
Date: June 20 – July 22, 2016
Time: 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Location: Ad Fontes Academy Lower School Building (behind Centreville Presbyterian Church)
Address: 15452 Lee Hwy, Centreville, VA 20120
Cost: $125 per week (only $110 on July 5th week)

We invite you to join us for a summer of fun and discovery. All camps will be held at the Ad Fontes Lower School Building behind Centreville Presbyterian Church, 15452 Lee Highway in Centreville. As a Christian camp, our staff will incorporate prayer and biblical lessons within the camp.

To register, fill out a Summer Camp registration form and drop off or mail to the Lower School office. If you have questions regarding summer camp, please contact Caleb Sasser at csasser@adfontes.com.

Week 1: June 20 – 24

For students in rising 1st – 3rd grades: Art Camp
Description: By gaining simple artistic techniques step by step, camp participants will learn to create beautiful pictures of which they feel proud. By the end of the week, those children who have always been natural artists will be excited to have a new set of techniques to use, and those who have been more timid artists will have new tools to build up their confidence as artists.
Instructor: Alicia Taylor is an experienced and talented artist who loves to share her skill with her students through her classes in the Ad Fontes Lower School.

For students in rising 4th-6th grades: Drama Camp
Description: “The play’s the thing,” and play we will, as we learn about theatre. Through a myriad of activities and improv games, we’ll explore developing characters and telling stories. On our last day, we’ll perform some of our work in an open house-style finale.
Instructor: Jessica Johns is the drama teacher for Ad Fontes. She has wide experience in the world of theater as an actor, teacher, and director and loves to share her passion with her students.

For students in rising 4th-6th grades: Latin Camp
Description: In Latin camp, students will apply what they have learned in Latin class through learning prayers and songs in Latin, expanding vocabulary of everyday objects through nature walks and engaging games, and activities about Roman culture and history.
Instructor: Arthur Rogers, known as Grammaticus to his Latin students, teaches Latin and Literature in the Upper School at Ad Fontes.

Week 2: June 27 – July 1

For students in rising 1st-3rd grades: Music Camp
Description: This camp will be an introduction to music concepts for young students. Students will make some of their own instruments, learn about the structure of music, and learn to perform pieces.
Instructor: Janeen Stepler is an experienced early-childhood educator and serves as the AFA Kindergarten teacher. She and her family have a passion for music. She looks forward to combining her passions for children and music in this camp.

For students in rising 4th – 6rd grades: Science in Motion Camp
Description: This week we will look at motion up close. We will build a boat, balloon rockets, and cars from everyday materials. We will test out our vehicles in various competitions as we look at the three laws of motion.
Instructor: Deneen Popp is an experienced early elementary teacher. She taught second grade at Ad Fontes for two years as well as leading many well-received AFA after school classes.

Week 3: July 5 – 8

For students in rising 1st-3rd grades: Sports Camp
Instructor: This camp focuses on body-spatial awareness, playing within team dynamics, and simple problem solving. Students will practice principles of movement such as running, jumping, hopping, and skipping through interactive game play. They will learn cooperation in a team unit through fun games and exciting competition while learning new ways of discovering exercise and body control each day!
Instructor: Ryan Bettwy is an AFA Upper School teacher and coach. He was a K-8 athletic director for two years before coming to Ad Fontes.

For students in rising 4th-6th grades: Creative Writing Camp
Description: While writing their own adventure stories, campers will learn to write, edit, share, and read good stories. Students will learn about the art of storycraft and have many chances to practice it own their own.
Instructor: Caleb Sasser has been the fourth grade teacher at Ad Fontes for two years. He has always had a passion for the liberal arts and received the award for excellence in the liberal arts from Patrick Henry College in 2014.

Week 4: July 11 – 15

For students in rising 1st – 3rd grades: Sensory Science Camp
Description: This week we will have hands-on fun exploring our five senses! Each day will be devoted to one of our five senses. We will collect data, play games, and complete experiments while having fun!
Instructor: Deneen Popp is an experienced early elementary teacher. She taught second grade at Ad Fontes for two years as well as leading many well-received AFA after school classes.

For students in rising 4th-6th grades: Art Camp
Description: By gaining simple artistic techniques step by step, camp participants will learn to create beautiful pictures of which they feel proud. By the end of the week, those children who have always been natural artists will be excited to have a new set of techniques to use, and those who have been more timid artists will have new tools to build up their confidence as artists.
Instructor: Alicia Taylor is an experienced and talented artist who loves to share her skill with her students through her classes in the Ad Fontes Lower School.

Week 5: July 18 – 22

For students in rising 1st-6th grades: World Culture Camp
Description: Together we will experience a different world culture each day of the week. We will explore Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, and South Africa. Each day we will taste the food, see the art, think about the history, and try the games.
Instructor: Caleb Sasser has been the fourth grade teacher at Ad Fontes for two years. He has always had a passion for the liberal arts and received the award for excellence in the liberal arts from Patrick Henry College in 2014.

For students in rising 4th-6th grades: Sports Camp
Description: Welcome to the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics! This year’s sports camp focuses on specific sports’ movements and skills such as throwing, running, and kicking related to events from the 2016 Olympics. Students will compete and play in teams, learning to develop, employ, and change game strategies and work within a team. Students will also learn basic principles of exercise and dynamic movements through warm-ups, games, and game-play and learn to celebrate one another in their triumphs and growth throughout the week.
Instructor: Ryan Bettwy is an AFA Upper School teacher and coach. He was a K-8 athletic director for two years before coming to Ad Fontes.

Fill out your Summer Camp registration form and consent and waiver form today to secure a spot in our exciting summer camp programs!

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