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6th - 8th Grade Camps

Boys Lacrosse Camp (K-9)

Session Dates:

Session #1: June 26-30, 2017

Session #2: July 24- July 28, 2017

Time: 5:30-8:00 pm

Age: Rising Kindergarten-9th Grade

Gender: Male

Location: Baseball Field

Cost: $185

Program Description: Coach Kapatos, who lead his team to the 2016 NCISAA Div. 1 State Champioship, and his staff create an environment where campers will associate fun and enjoyment with the game of lacrosse. Instruction will focus on core fundamental skills and a progression of learning. Individual and team concepts will be emphasized through drill and adapted game situations.

What to Bring: Full lacrosse equipment (helmet, shoulder pads, arm pads, gloves and stick) is required for this camp and campers should bring a water bottle. All campers will receive a reversible jersey.

Instructor: Sandy Kapatos joined Ravenscroft in 2008 after spending 16 years at Adelphi University on Long Island. Recently inducted into the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Coach "Kap" had guided his program to Four NCAA Division II National Championships. He is the Head Coach of the Ravenscroft Boys Lacrosse program, the Raleigh site Director for Rival Lacrosse and the Director of Auxiliary Services at Ravenscroft.

Hill Center - Lower School Program (K-6)

Dates: June 26-July 28, 2017

Time: 8:30-11:30 am

Ages/Gender: Kindergarten- Rising 6th Grade, Coed

Location: Ravenscroft Lower School

Cost: $2825

Program Description:

The Lower School Program provides five weeks of daily instruction in the areas of reading, written language, and math.

Modeled after the flagship Hill School Year curriculum, this academic summer program uses research-based methodologies and individualized multisensory instruction, delivered in a 4:1 student-teacher ratio by caring, expert educators.

Students are assessed at the start of the program, and throughout, to ensure we are meeting the child where they are.

Program features include meet and greet with Faculty, open house, written progress reports, and parent conferences.

*Students do not need a formal LD/ADHD diagnosis to attend any of our Summer Offerings.

Hill Center Summer Offerings do reach capacity. The recommended application due date is March 1, although applications are considered after this date.

For more information, please contact the Hill Center's Director of Admissions, Wendy Speir, at admisssions@hillcenter.org or by phone at (919) 719-7545.

Instructor:

The Hill Center was established in 1977 in Durham, North Carolina as the Hill Learning Development Center, with a mission to provide an intensive remediation program for students with specific learning disabilities or attention deficit disorders. Originally established as an adjunct program of nearby Durham Academy, in 1980 the Center was dedicated to founder George Watts Hill (pictured on right with his wife Anne Hill) and renamed The Hill Center. In 1998, The Hill Center became a separate 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with its own Board of Directors. Today, Hill operates as an affiliate of Durham Academy and serves a range of public and private school students, teachers, schools, and school districts.

To Register for this program, you must proceed to the Hill Center Website: www.hillcenter.org

Ravens Summer Swim Lessons (K-12)

Days: Monday-Thursday

Times: See Below for Complete Summer Schedule

Age: Rising Kindergarten-12th Grade

Gender: Coed

Location: A. E. Finley Center, Pool

Cost: $75

Program Description: Each swim session will be a general lesson based on individual needs. The class will focus on improving stroke technique. All strokes will be covered throughout the four day session, however, the sessions will be broken down by individual needs. It's a private lesson within a group class. There will be some group activities, but the main focus for each week will be on individual improvement.

Instructor: Greg Warren has been the Aquatics Director and Head Coach of the boys and girls swim team since 2005. In that time, Coach Warren has been apart of 6 State Championship winning teams and currently his girls' team are the 4 time defending NCISAA State Champions ('13, '14 , '15 & '16) at the 3A level. Coach Warren also teaches physical education for the lower, middle and upper schools. Before coming to Ravenscroft, he swam for UNC-Wilmington and was a nationally ranked age group swimmer while in High School. He has over 25 years experience teaching swimming skills in both the private and group settings. He is an instructor for the American Red Cross and certifies the Ravenscroft Facility, Staff and Coaches along with students in Upper School PE in CPR and AED. Coach Warren also teaches an after school swim program to lower school students looking to improve their swimming skills.

*RavensNest campers who wish to register concurrently for Ravens Summer Swim Lessons MUST register for one of the "A" sessions (9:30-10:00 am)*

*All B Sessions have been cancelled for the summer*

SessionTimeBegin DateEnd Date
Session 1-A*9:30 am - 10:00 amJune 19June 22
Session 1-B
(Cancelled)
10:15am - 10:45 amJune 19June 22
Session 2-A*9:30 am - 10:00 amJune 26June 29
Session 2-B
(Cancelled)
10:15 am - 10:45 amJune 26June 29
Session 3-A*9:30 am - 10:00 amJuly 10July 13
Session 3-B
(Cancelled)
10:15 am - 10:45 amJuly 10July 13
Session 4-A*9:30 am - 10:00 amJuly 17July 20


Baseball Skills Camp (1-6)

Dates: June 12-16, 2017

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Age: Rising 1st-6th Grade

Gender: Male

Location: Baseball Field

Cost: $185

Program Description: For many years the Ravenscroft baseball camp has helped aspiring ballplayers learn and develop the fundamentals of the game. Utilizing two fields, a batting cage and hitting circuit, the camp offers individualized instruction in hitting, bunting, fielding, throwing, base running and positional play.

What to Bring: Glove, hat and sneakers, all marked with campers name. Baseball shoes and personal bats are optional. Please note that cleats may not be worn indoors, so if you bring cleats, bring sneakers too. In the event of bad weather the camp will proceed indoors.

Instructor: Greg Long played baseball at UNC Greensboro. He has been a Physical Education teacher at Ravenscroft for 25 years and coaches both the JV Football and JV Baseball teams.

Cheerleading Camp (1-10)

Dates: July 17-21, 2017

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Age: Rising 1st-10th Grade

Gender: Female

Location: A. E. Finley Center, Main Arena & Auxiliary Gym

Cost: $185

Program Description: This camp is designed for the aspiring young athlete who wants to develop cheer skills in an exciting, creative and fun atmosphere. We are fortunate to have a dynamic staff of area collegiate cheerleaders and members of our own Ravenscroft cheer squad. Campers will learn individual cheer skills, basic tumbling, partner stunts, spirit dance and, most importantly, teamwork.

Instructor: Denise Simpson has many years of experience coaching cheerleading at the Middle School, JV and Varsity levels. She has the ability and knowledge to work with talents of all levels and blends her experience with a deep enthusiasm to see that each camper has a fun and fulfilling experience.

Future Stars (1-6)

Session Dates:

Session #1: June 12-16, 2017

Session #2: June 19-23, 2017

Session #3: June 26-30, 2017- CANCELLED

Session #4: July 10-14, 2017*

Session #5: July 17-21, 2017- CANCELLED

Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Age: Rising 1st-6th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: A. E. Finley Center, Main Arena and Auxiliary Gym

*Session #4 will be located in Cox Court (Middle School Gym), all other sessions will be held in the A.E. Finley Center.

Cost: $185

Description: These afternoon recreation sessions feature games, sports, and activities of all sorts. If you like PE, if you like sports, if you like to be physically active with a group of young people of a similar age and energy level, you will love Future Stars!

What to Bring: Wear normal indoor athletic attire (sneakers). If swimming is scheduled, the camper will be advised to bring swimsuits and towels marked with the camper's name.

Instructors: Kevin Billerman is a two-time captain of the Duke Blue Devils Basketball program and a former Division I Head Coach. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Ravenscroft Upper School and Head Coach of the Ravenscroft Varsity Boys Basketball team. He has run the Future Stars program for a number of years with his outstanding staff of current and former Ravenscroft athletes.

Jim Gibbons joined Ravenscroft in 2008 as an Assistant Athletic Director-Technical Services. He is the head coach of the varsity baseball team, and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the varsity football team. His physical education responsibilities include teaching an Upper School Fitness Education class, and administering Lower School Presidential Fitness testing for the fifth grade. Prior to coming to Ravenscroft, Coach Gibbons spent five years teaching and coaching at the Westminster Schools (Atlanta, Ga.) and 13 years as a college football coach at various levels. In 2012, Coach Gibbons completed the process to claim the title of "Certified Athletic Administrator" from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association.

S.T.E.A.M. Camp - Design, Build and Create! (1-6)

Dates: July 24-28, 2017

Time: 1:00-4:00 pm

Ages: Rising 1st-6th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: Middle School, Room 7F

Cost: $195

Program Description: S.T.E.M. meets Art in our exciting Design, Build, Create: S.T.E.A.M. Camp. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math all come together to create a fun and fascinating week in this new camp!Does your child love to build, design and fix things? Put on your engineer's hat for this exciting week, where campers will assemble and work with a variety of simple machines, structures and more! Become a true Mad Scientistas you learn about chemical reactions, and young astronaut while exploring the mysteries of the solar system. Your child will also learn different ways to send secret messages, how to make a kaleidoscope and camera obscura, and launch a water bottle rocket in this week filled with wonder!

Instructor: The Mission of Mad Science of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill is to spark the imagination and curiosity of children through fun, hands-on science programs that instill a clear understanding of what science is really about and how it affects the world around them.

Mad Science makes learning fun! Children will learn how to explore, question and test their theories. Through unique experiments and dazzling demonstrations we hope to inspire young people to explore the world around them, and possibly pursue careers in technology, science or engineering.

Archery 101 (2-12)

Session Dates:

Session #1: July 10-14, 2017- CANCELLED

Session #2: July 17-21, 2017

Session #3: July 24-28, 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Ages: Rising 2nd - 12th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location:

First Flight Archery Center

6718 Old Wake Forest Rd.

Raleigh, NC 27616

Please Note: Participants will meet daily for a prompt 8:00 a.m. departure from the Gonet Gateway. Transportation to the NC Archery Center will be provided in a Ravenscroft School Bus. Pick up will occur in the same location back on Ravenscroft Campus between 11:00-11:15 a.m.

Cost: $245

Program Description: This exciting program, which is now in its' fourth summer as a part Ravenscroft's Summer Programs, is a one week introduction to the sport of archery! Participants will have opportunity to explore the benefits of archery and build their skills under the supervision of a staff of archery professionals. Come achieve fantastic results all while having fun!

What to Bring: All archery equipment is provided, but participants should refrain from wearing loose fitting clothes and dresses for safety. A daily snack is recommended.

Instructor: First Flight Archery Center offers archery lessons, private coaching and retail sales in Raleigh, NC. Owner of First Flight Archery, John Winker, will conduct the camp program.

Brix-O-Logy (2-6)

Dates: July 17-21, 2017

Time: 1:00-4:00 pm

Ages: Rising 2nd-6th Grade

Gender: Coed

Location: Middle School, Room 7F

Cost: $195

Program Description: Build! Learn! Take Home! This program, which is being offered at Ravenscroft for the first time in 2017, allows campers to step into the shoes of an engineer! Using LEGO Bricks each camper will build different engineering-themed projects throughout the week. They'll use critical-thinking, cooperation and creative problem solving skills to test and improve their projects. The program also includes extended learning with educational toys and take-home projects to reinforce the concepts presented.

Instructor: The Mission of Mad Science of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill is to spark the imagination and curiosity of children through fun, hands-on science programs that instill a clear understanding of what science is really about and how it affects the world around them.

Mad Science makes learning fun! Children will learn how to explore, question and test their theories. Through unique experiments and dazzling demonstrations we hope to inspire young people to explore the world around them, and possibly pursue careers in technology, science or engineering.

Blast Off to Space (2-6)

Dates: July 10-14, 2017

Time: 1:00-4:00 pm

Ages: Rising 2nd-6th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: Middle School, Room 7F

Cost: $195

Description: Take a week-long trip deep into the galaxy! In this program, campers will learn about the history of space travel and how some space vehicles work. They will use stomp rockets, water rockets and engine powered rockets to explore the physics of flight. The goal of the camp is to introduce children to and show them how amazing our Milky Way is. Campers will build their own sextent to help navigate the skies and a model of Saturn to take home. In addition, each camper will leave camp with their own rocket!

Instructor: The Mission of Mad Science of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill is to spark the imagination and curiosity of children through fun, hands-on science programs that instill a clear understanding of what science is really about and how it affects the world around them.

Mad Science makes learning fun! Children will learn how to explore, question and test their theories. Through unique experiments and dazzling demonstrations we hope to inspire young people to explore the world around them, and possibly pursue careers in technology, science or engineering.

Chess Camp (2-12)

Dates: July 10-14, 2017

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Age: Rising 2nd-12th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: Middle School, Room 7F

Cost: $199

Description: Learn to play chess or improve your game. Introductory to intermediate instruction is provided by two nationally rated chess players/coaches. This program will be tailored to the individual camper's playing level and will include fun activities such as solving chess puzzles, tournament play, and prizes. Each participant will receive a prize and certificate upon camp completion. This camp is now entering its' eighth year after seven previous successful summers at Ravenscroft.

Instructors: Triangle Chess is introducing chess to youth; we help kids achieve more through chess. Chess gives kids confidence that carries over to many other pursuits. Reading and math skills of children who play chess consistently soar. Their social skills increase substantially with respect to playing fairly, courage facing difficult situations or opponents, and the patience needed for exceptional timing. Troubled youth benefit from chess with increased interest in learning and a reduction of performance distracting outbursts.

Ravenscroft Rockhounds (2-5)

Dates: June 19-23, 2017

Times: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Age: Rising 2nd-5th Grades

Cost: $255

Gender: Coed

Location: Holding Hall Lower School, Science Lab (Modular)

Description: Come and join the fun and get your hands dirty while digging for rocks in the soils of North Carolina. We might dig along the shore of Falls Lake, and in nearby roadcuts. This camp will help you become more familiar with what's under our feet in our beautiful state and how it got there. There will be 2-3 days of local field study with lab experiments and interpretations. Start, or add to, your own rock collection. Mr. Knox and a parent-geologist, Mrs. Dana Wolff, will lead this exciting new program.

What to Bring: Water bottle, snack, hat and sunscreen, backpack

Instructor: Patrick Knox grew up building things, taking things apart and putting them back together again. Early on he developed the reputation for being able to fix other people's broken stuff. The chemistry set he received while in sixth grade set the stage for much experimentation and ultimately degrees in chemistry and education from NCSU. During his years at State, he built his own house, created a spaceship/sound shuttle for a high-end car stero store, and collected animal pets from his land in northern Wake County. He's rebuilt automobile engines, worked as a precision model-maker, chemist, and museum educator (NC Museum of Life and Science). At the age of 35 he finally found his true calling and became a science teacher. He founded the Ravenscroft Lower School Science Lab in 1990, subsequently taught high school science and was a middle school classroom teacher at Duke School in Durham. He is pleased to be back at Ravenscroft, again in the Lower School Science Lab.

Stained Glass ""Project A Day" Camp (2-6)

Dates: June 26-30, 2017

Time: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Age: Rising 2nd-6th Grade

Gender: Coed

Location: Fine Arts Center, Middle School Art Room

Cost: $235

Program Description: Participants in this camp will have fun working on glass-related projects with a completed project each day. They will be making kaleidoscopes, mosaics, fused glass jewelry and ornaments, picture frames, ceramic plate painting, and more. The kids will have fun while creating treasures enjoyed forever.

Instructor: Rosalind Cooper holds a Masters Degree in Art Education, with major areas of concentration in ceramics and textile design. She has taught art for over 25 years. Her summer classes are known for their rich variety of "project" choices. The broad array of media used includes ceramics, paints, silk screening, mosaic, stained glass and more. Mrs. Cooper will be joined by local artist, Dan Hohl, who has assisted with this program for the past 7 years.

Triangle Rock Club- Rock Climbing Camp (2-8)

Dates: July 31-August 4, 2017

Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Age: Rising 2nd-8th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: Triangle Rock Club (Raleigh, NC). Participants will meet daily for a prompt 9:00 a.m. departure from the Gonet Gateway. Transportation to Triangle Rock Club will be provided in a Ravenscroft School Bus. Afternoon pick up will occur in the same location at approximately 4:00 p.m.


Triangle Rock Club Address:

6022 Duraleigh Road

Raleigh, NC 27612

Cost: $365

Description: TRC's Climbing Camp is a week-long, full day camp for ages 6-12. No prior experience and/or equipment is necessary. The knowledgeable staff facilitates climbing and games, while teaching basic climbing skills. Climbing camps provide an adventure for that's perfect for kids because once they complete one course there is always another challenge on the next wall. Climbing build more than physical fitness; problem-solving on their walls instills character lessons, courage and confidence. At the same time, partnerships with fellow participants will help to encourage teamwork and sportsmanship.

Ravenscroft is proud to have partnered with with TRC for the past four years to provide this unique and dynamic program.

What to Bring: Participants should wear comfortable athletic clothing, sturdy shoes, and a bagged lunch with additional snacks.

Instructors: All TRC staff members are dedicated to providing the best instruction, programs and terrain to everyone, from beginners to world-class climbers. They do so in a safe, professional, and fun environment at the largest indoor climbing facility in North Carolina.

Beginners Tennis (3-12)

Dates: July 10-14, 2017

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Age: Rising 3rd-12th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: Tennis Courts

Cost: $170

Program Description: This camp is geared towards girls and boys between the ages of 8 and 17 who have played little or no tennis. Campers will be introduced to the basic strokes and rules and etiquette of tennis. Each day will include a fun warm-up activity, stretching, and instruction and/or review of different tennis strokes. Drills and small and large group games will allow students to learn and practice their new skills in a fun and challenging way. On rainy days, the camp goes inside the gym and various indoor games/activities take place that allow students to develop racket-handling and footwork skills.

What to Bring: Campers will need to bring a tennis racket, water, small towel, and a light snack.

Instructor: Debbie Peek is a certified professional tennis instructor who has been teaching private and group tennis lessons in the Triangle area for many years. She is currently the Head Coach of the Varsity Tennis teams at Ravenscroft. Her background includes developing and running tennis camps for all ages and levels with emphasis on the fundamentals of tennis. Her professional tennis certification was achieved through the Professional Tennis Registry, the worlds largest international tennis teaching organization. She has also successfully completed training through the USTA that focuses on new and innovative teaching techniques for children and adults at the beginning and intermediate levels.

Field Hockey Skills Camp (3-8)

Dates: July 31-August 4, 2017

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Age: Rising 3rd-8th Grade

Gender: Female

Location: Baseball Field

Cost: $185

Program Descriptions: This camp is designed to prepare the player for play at all levels. Individual skills and basic offensive and defensive strategies will be taught and practiced through drill work, small games, and adapted play. For the more advanced campers, skills will be learned through game play and competitive drills.

What to Bring: Campers need to provide all equipment (stick, mouth guard, cleats/sneakers) They should also bring a water bottle and snack. Participants will receive a practice jersey.

Instructor: Kerry Norman is the Varsity Field Hockey and Varsity Girls Lacrosse Head Coach at Ravenscroft, and an instructor in the Health and P.E. Department. Coach Norman has over nine years of field hockey playing experience. She played college field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse at St. Lawrence University in upstate New York. Prior to coaching at Ravenscroft, she coached at several northeast boarding schools. Coach Norman is also a former NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey coach (Concordia College - Moorhead, Minn.)

Football Skills Camp (3-10)

Dates: July 17-21, 2017

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Age: Rising 3rd-10th Grades

Gender: Male

Location: Football Practice Field

Cost: $185

Program Description: One of our longest running and most popular programs. Coach Gonet and his talented staff of coaches, high school and collegiate players focus on proper football fundamentals and techniques. Individual coaching is provided for all offensive and defensive positions, as well as the kicking game. Proper conditioning, nutrition, and weight lifting techniques are also introduced to participants.

Instructor: Ned Gonet is the Athletic Director and Head Football coach at Ravenscroft. He has led his programs to four State Championships in football and three State Championships in girls basketball. He played football and baseball at Duke University.

Glass Fusing Camp (3-8)

Dates: June 19-23, 2017

Time: 1:00-3:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 3rd-8th Grades, Coed

Location: Fine Arts Center, Middle School Art Room

Cost: $235

Program Description: In this new, exciting art offering participants will have the opportunity to experience the magic of glass fusion. They will select multiple pieces of glass and with the aid of a kiln create a new piece of glass. Once they have mastered this technique, several projects will follow; including a 5" plate, a night light, assorted jewelry pieces, holiday ornaments, and a 4x6 glass picture. Glass fusion is currently very popular in the art world, and along with their new knowledge of this technique, campers will finish several projects that they will be proud to share and display.

Instructors: Rosalind Cooper holds a Masters Degree in Art Education, with major areas of concentration in ceramics and textile design. She has taught art for over 25 years. Her summer classes are known for their rich variety of "project" choices. The broad array of media used includes ceramics, paints, silk screening, mosaic, stained glass and more. Mrs. Cooper will be joined by Dan Hohl, a local artist, who has assisted her with a wide variety of summer art programs for the past 7 years.

Girls Basketball Skills Camp (3-9)

Dates: July 17-21, 2017

Time: 1:00- 4:00 pm

Age: Rising 3rd-9th grades

Gender: Female

Location: A. E. Finley Center, Main Arena

Cost: $185

Program Description: This basketball camp is designed for girls only. The camp will focus on the fundamentals of basketball for all levels of experience. Emphasis will be placed on dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense. In addition, the girls will have opportunities to compete in a variety of ways, play games, and have a great time.

Instructors: Payton Hobbs is the Coach of the Varsity Girls Basketball team. She originally came to Ravenscroft as a second grade teacher in 2008. Payton served as a second grade teacher and Assistant Head of Lower School before taking on her current position as Head of Lower School. Mrs. Hobbs earned her B.A. in Biology from Duke University where she also played basketball and lacrosse for the Blue Devils. She then went on to play basketball professionally in Germany before returning to North Carolina to earn her Masters in Education from North Carolina Central University.

Alfie Hobbs is a Coach of the Varsity Girls Basketball team and he also coaches the JV Boys Soccer Team in the fall season. He joined the Upper School faculty as the Computer Science instructor. For the past three years, he has been a project manager at BB&T and before that he was an IT Specialist and Project Manager at IBM for fourteen years. Alfie earned his B.S. in Computer Science from Hampton University, his M.B.A. from North Carolina Central University and his Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Educational Technology from the University of Florida.

Girls Lacrosse Skills Camp (3-8)

Dates: June 19-23, 2017

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Age: Rising 3rd-8th Grades

Gender: Female

Location: Neuse Field

Cost: $185

Program Description: The skills and strategies camp is designed to help young lacrosse players learn and develop the lacrosse skills necessary to play the game. In addition, game strategies will be emphasized and practiced in scrimmage play.

What to Bring: Campers need to provide all equipment (stick, mouth guard, eye gear). As well as, cleats or sneakers, a water bottle, and a snack.

Instructor: Dave Myers joined the Ravenscroft Physical Education Department in 2005, with teaching duties in the Lower School. He was named Lower School PE Department Chair in 2006. David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from West Virginia University, and has 16 years teaching experience in North Carolina and Connecticut. He has coached numerous sports at Ravenscroft, including Middle School Girls’ Basketball, Middle School Girls' Lacrosse, JV Boys’ Soccer, JV Track, JV Girls’ Tennis, and Varsity Girls’ Golf. In 2011, Coach Myers was the recipient of the O’Herron Distinguished Faculty Award.

Introduction into Video Editing (3-6)

Dates: July 31- August 4, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ages: Rising 3rd-6th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: Middle School, Room 6B (Digital Media Lab)

Cost: $245

Program Description: This beginning level course is for all the budding Steven Spielbergs and Kathryn Bigelows out there. In this course, campers will developan understanding of digital storytelling. During the camp week they'll use the tools in the Digital Media Lab (e.g. green screen, tripod, digital cameras, iMacs) to create a short film. No prior experience is required.

Instructors:

Emily Roach came to Ravenscroft for the 2016-17 school year. taking on the position of Middle School Computer Science and Digital Communications teacher. She earned her B.A. in Computer Science and Psychology from Williams College. She is very excited to lead this program for the first time and share her expertise to help students learn to tell their own stories through the medium of digital film.

Wes Brown joined the Ravenscroft community in 2011 as a member of the history & social studies department. In addition to his role in the classroom, Wes also serves as the middle school instructional technology specialist, working with teachers and students to incorporate technology and digital literacy throughout the curriculum. In 2015, Wes was the recipient of Ravenscroft's Parents Association Distinguished Faculty Award. Wes earned his B.S. in Middle Grades Education and M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from N.C. State University.

Outdoor Adventure Camp (3-6)

Session Dates: July 24-28, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Age: Rising 3rd-6th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: Ravenscroft Cross Country Trail/Outdoor Classroom

Cost: $135

Program Description: Come discover the outdoors! In this new program for summer 2017, campers will have fun hiking, orienteering and exploring the nature around us. Along the way, we will build leadership traits, positive character and confidence through team building games and cooperative challenges. What is a better way to enjoy summer than to be outdoors? Let's go on an adventure!

What to Bring: Campers should bring a water bottle and wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothes that they can move around in.

Program Instructor: Jennifer Weider joined Ravenscroft for the 2016-17 school year as a physical education instructor. In addtion to her teaching responsibilities, she coaches the JV Girls Cross Country team and the M/S Girls Track team. Jennifer is passionate about the outdoors and wants to share her love for hiking and the environment with young people.

Pottery, Paint, Glass and Fun (3-8)

Session Dates:

Session #1: June 19-23, 2017

Session #2: June 26-30, 2017

Session #3: July 10-14, 2017

Time:

10:00 am-12:00 pm (Sessions 1 & 3)

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Session 2)

Age: Rising 3rd-8th Grade

Gender: Coed

Location: Fine Arts Center, Middle School Art Room

Cost: $235

Program Description: Please join Ravenscroft's middle school art teacher, Roz Cooper, and stained glass artist in residence Dan Hohl in this weeklong camp. Students will make multiple projects in different art mediums. They will complete a ceramic plate or mug and fire it in the kiln with a lovely glaze. They will be able to paint with acrylic on canvas and paint on silk with silk painting dyes. In the glass medium we will be making fused jewelry and ornaments as well as a glass stepping stone.

Instructor: Rosalind Cooper holds a Masters Degree in Art Education, with major areas of concentration in ceramics and textile design. She has taught art for over 25 years. Her summer classes are known for their rich variety of "project" choices. The broad array of media used includes ceramics, paints, silk screening, mosaic, stained glass and more.

Mrs. Cooper will be joined by Dan Hohl, a local artist, who has assisted her with a wide variety of summer art programs for the past 7 years.

Ravens Strings Summer Camp (3-7)

Dates: June 26-30, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Age: Rising 3rd-7th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: Ravenscroft Fine Arts Center

Cost: $170

Program Description: This program is designed for campers to receive instruction in the techniques of orchestral and small ensemble playing. Rehersals focus on developing technique, rhythm, pitch, phrasing and leadership. The camp is project-driven, and student work culminates with an informal recital at the conclusion of the week. Time will be scheduled for snack outside (Weather permitting). All instructors are experienced strings teachers, as well as, professional performers.

*Please Note: Participants are required to have at least one full year of string instrument study through string class, private lessons or orchestra. The camp is open to all children, not just current Ravenscroft students.

What to Bring: Campers are required to bring their own instrument and should bring a snack daily.

Program Instructors:

Amber Hitchcock told her mother she was going to be a music teacher when she started taking private violin lessons at the age of six. She studied violin, viola, flute, and piano as a child and went on to graduate summa cum laude from DePauw University with a Bachelor of Music Education Degree. In November 2007, she received her Master of Music at Concordia University, Wisconsin. Ms. Hitchcock has been teaching private violin and viola since 1988 and has taught at Ravenscroft School since 1995. Currently, she teaches all of the Lower School Group Strings, is the Conductor of the Lower School Orchestra and teaches in the private lessons program at Ravenscroft. She has played with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and is principal 2nd violinist with the Tar River Symphony. She also sings soprano in many area choirs.

Anne Leyland, a native of Pensacola, Florida, began her violin studies at the age of six with Anna Tringas, a former pupil of the late Ivan Galamian. She continued her studies at the Meadowmount School of Music, Louisiana State University, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Carnegie - Mellon University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Music degree with honors. Among her teachers was the late Fritz Siegal, former Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Leyland has performed as soloist with the Pensacola Symphony, Ft. Myers Symphony, Congress of Strings Orchestra, and the Louisiana State University Orchestra. She has performed as first violinist in numerous orchestras, including the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and the Charleston Symphony. As a free-lance performer, she was first violinist with the Pittsburgh based Mezzanine String Quartet. Ms. Leyland currently is a violinist with the North Carolina Opera, is the Concertmaster of both the Durham and Tar River Symphonies, and Principal Second violin of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. Among her faculty appointments have been positions with Chatham College and Arts in the Parks in Pittsburgh. She is the Instructor of Violin at Saint Mary’s School, where she also directs the String Ensemble, and at Ravenscroft she is an Artist in Residence and teaches in the private lessons program. In addition to enjoying performing with her husband, Nathan, she has an active family life with their two boys, Sean and Max, and six cats.

Pamela Kelly received her Bachelor of Music Degree with Honors in Violin Performance in 1981, as a Morehead Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her Master’s Degree in Violin Performance from UNC-CH in 1983, during which time she was a Graduate Assistant in Violin. Her teachers include David Cerone, Aaron Rosand, Elaine Richey (assistant to Ivan Galamian), Richard Luby, and her mother, Joanne Bath. Currently employed by Ravenscroft School (Raleigh,NC), Mrs. Kelly works as both the Director/Conductor of String Ensembles for Middle and Upper School, as well as a Strings Instructor in the Ravenscroft Private Lessons Program. With experience in teaching violin, viola, cello, and bass, to pre-schoolers through college students, Mrs. Kelly has taught now for over four decades. Between 1983 and 2011, she developed the Suzuki Program at Meredith College (Raleigh, NC), was Director of Strings at Campbell University, and founded the Cape Fear Valley School of Violin (Dunn, NC) in 1983, which just celebrated its 33rd annual recital under her continued direction. An active clinician and adjudicator at regional and national workshops, competitions, camps, and institutes, Mrs. Kelly has been a faculty member at the NC Suzuki Institute since 1983, the North Carolina Chamber Music Institute since 2014.and the Lamar Stringfield Music Camp at Meredith College since 2015. As a violinist, Mrs. Kelly has extensive freelance experience, performing with Carolina Ballet, North Carolina Opera, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, and over 30 years with the North Carolina Symphony. Mrs. Kelly is former concertmaster of North Carolina Theatre, Raleigh Symphony, and Durham Symphony, and is presently concertmaster for the Sandhills Sinfonietta. A resident of Dunn, Mrs. Kelly is married and has three grown children.

Techspolorers - Youth Engineering Camp

Ravenscroft is very proud to continue its' partnership with Techsplorers for a 7th year in 2017! The Techsplorers' curriculum offers a variety of "hands on" programs designed to pique children's interest in engineering, technology and the mechanical world around them.

For Additional Information about Techsplorers & To Register for Programs at Ravenscroft Please Visit Their Website:

www.techsplorers.com

Techsplorers Contact Info:

Wendy Candler, Techsplorers Program Director

Email: wcandler@techsplorers.com

Programs Offered at Ravenscroft for 2017:

ProgramDatesTime
Taking Flight into Aerospace EngineeringJuly 31- August 49:00 am-12:00 pm
Arduino Line-Following RobotsJuly 31-August 41:00 pm-4:00 pm

All Techsplorers Camps at Ravenscroft are located in the Middle School, Rooms S1-S2

Volleyball Skills Camp

Dates: July 24-28, 2017

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Age: Rising 3rd-9th Grades

Gender: Female

Location: A. E. Finley Center, Auxiliary Gym

Cost: $185

Program Description: Serving the beginner to intermediate, the Volleyball Skills camp will focus on the basic techniques of passing, setting, serving and attacking. Volleyball rules and strategy will be taught in a fun, positive environment.

Instructor: Elizabeth Ledford joined Ravenscroft as the Head Coach of the Varsity Volleyball team in the fall of 2012, having previously served as Head Volleyball Coach at St. David's School. Prior to that, she was a Head Volleyball Coach for NC Elite Volleyball Club and Emory and Henry College in Emory, Va. Coach Ledford received her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., where she served as a Varsity Volleyball captain. Additionally, she is very active in the community, participating in church groups and directing volleyball camps.

Youth Digital Camps (3-10)

About Youth Digital: Despite children's innate love of technology, they have been offered few ways to explore that passion in a productive way. Youth Digital's programs aim to transform consumers into creators of technology. Their goal is to prepare students to succeed in their new digital world. Youth Digital is based out of the Research Triangle in North Carolina. In addition to providing online classes for students around the world, they teach courses out of their studio in Durham, NC. Ravenscroft is excited to partner with this dynamic organization to offer a unique set of technology based programs, for a fourth year, as part of Summer Programs 2017.

Youth Digital 2017 Programs:

Camp ProgramDates
App Design Camp- Session 1June 19-23
Server Design CampJune 26-30
Mod Design CampJuly 10-14
App Design Camp- Session 2July 17-21
Video Game Development CampJuly 24-28


App Design Camp

Session Dates:

Session #1- June 19-23, 2017

Session #2- July 17-21, 2017

Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Gender/Age: Coed, Rising 3rd-10th Grade

Location: Murphy Hall Upper School, Rooms 134 & 139

Cost: $450

*The cost for all Youth Digital programs includes Lunch*

Program Description:

Kids build their own mobile app!

In this camp from Youth Digital, kids learn foundational mobile app development skills as they design and program their own mobile game.

During camp, kids will complete a mobile game from start to finish, including choosing characters, level design, and programming the app’s functionality! Kids learn the same App Design concepts the pros use, including if-then statements, variables, debugging and troubleshooting to make their own mobile app! They learn industry standard skills including level design to make it look great, and the importance of user experience to make sure their game is playable, and gameplay mechanics to make their game is exciting and challenging.

At the end of camp, kids will be able to download and play their finished app on their Android or iOS device! They’ll also be able to access the online version of the course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges so they can keep using their new skills!

CAMP VIDEO: https://player.vimeo.com/video/121460963

Mod Design Camp

Dates: July 10-14, 2017

Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Gender/Age: Coed, Rising 3rd-10th Grade

Location: Murphy Hall Upper School, Rooms 134 & 139

Cost: $450

*The cost for all Youth Digital programs includes Lunch*

Program Description:

Create Your Own Minecraft® mod!

In this camp from Youth Digital, kids learn real Java™ programming as they design and code their own Minecraft mod from start to finish. Kids can use all their craziest ideas to create their own blocks, items, mobs, and more to add whatever they can think of into Minecraft! A sword made out of Pizza? How about a mob of marshmallow minions? Make it all happen in Mod Design Camp.

Kids learn the foundations of Java™ to create their own totally custom mod! Java™is one of the most widely-used programming language in the world and kids will use pro development software Eclipse learn all the fundamentals of coding including instantiation, methods, parameters, loops and more to create their own mod.

At the end of camp, kids will walk away with an awesome Minecraft mod that they can download and share with friends! They’ll also be able to access the online version of the course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges so they can keep using their new skills!

CAMP VIDEO: https://player.vimeo.com/video/121460962

Server Design Camp

Dates: June 26-30, 2017

Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Gender/Age: Coed, Rising 3rd-10th Grade

Location: Murphy Hall Upper School, Rooms 134 & 139

Cost: $450

*The cost for all Youth Digital programs includes Lunch*

Program Description:

Kids create their own Minecraft® server!

In this camp from Youth Digital, kids learn professional Java™ programming as they design and build their own customized Minecraft® server that they can share and play with friends after camp!

Kids will write the code to create whatever type of custom server they want! Maybe a custom Capture the Flag server? Or Mini Game? Or an all out Team Survival server? Kids design their map, design the levels and arena, and code their own custom rules and gameplay mechanics to make the ultimate multiplayer server! When camp is over, they can play at home on their server live with friends!

Kids learn to code in Java™, the most widely-used programming language in the world, including programming methods, parameters, if-then statements, booleans, instantiation and arrays to customize their server. After camp, kids will also be able to access the online version of the course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges so they can keep using their new skills!

*For this camp, every student must have a copy of Minecraft for PC or Mac (not Pocket Edition) and bring their login credentials to camp.

CAMP VIDEO: https://player.vimeo.com/video/151906940


Video Game Development Camp

Dates: July 24-28, 2017

Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Gender/Age: Coed, Rising 3rd-10th Grade

Location: Murphy Hall Upper School, Rooms 134 & 139

Cost: $450

*The cost for all Youth Digital programs includes Lunch*

Program Description:

Kids design and program their own 3D Video Game!

In this camp from Youth Digital, kids will create a video game just like they do in real Game Design studios. They will use Unity®, an industry-standard Game Design software, and C#, a professional programming language, to build and code their game from scratch. At the end of camp, kids will have a complete, fully functional game that they can play and share with friends. They will also be able to access the online version of the course after camp, including video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and new challenges.

As kids code new features in their game, they will learn the most important concepts in programming, including if-then and conditional statements, logical operators, variables, methods, parameters, object types, and loops. They will also learn the fundamental techniques of Game Design, such as navigating and operating within a three-dimensional environment, utilizing prefabs generating custom particles, simulating artificial intelligence, and more. Not only are the kids using professional tools, but the game they make will look professional too, so they will be excited throughout the week as they create just like the pros!

CAMP VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/user7581677/review/198101604/4f0...


Girls Soccer Skills Camp (5-9)

Dates: July 25-29, 2016

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Age: Rising 5th-9th Grade

Gender: Female

Location: Neuse Field

Cost: $190

Program Description: This camp, offered for girls only, is designed to create a challenging environment in which each participant will be aided in their quest to improve their individual skill level. Instructional emphasis will be placed on developing both technical skills and tactical field awareness in every player.

What to Bring: Soccer shoes, shinguards, soccer ball, water bottle, sunblock and a light snack.

Instructor: Dave Myers joined the Ravenscroft Physical Education Department in 2005, with teaching duties in the Lower School. He was named Lower School PE Department Chair in 2006. David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from West Virginia University, and has 16 years teaching experience in North Carolina and Connecticut. He has coached numerous sports at Ravenscroft, including Middle School Girls’ Basketball, Middle School Girls' Lacrosse, JV Boys’ Soccer, JV Track, JV Girls’ Tennis, and Varsity Girls’ Golf. In 2011, Coach Myers was the recipient of the O’Herron Distinguished Faculty Award.

Studio Art (4-8)

Dates: June 12-16, 2017

Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Age: Rising 4th-8th Grade

Gender: Coed

Location: Fine Arts Center, Middle School Art Room

Cost: $235

Description: This course provides an opportunity for students who enjoy art to explore different media in a relaxed atmosphere. Mrs. Rosalind Cooper leads students though projects involving color mixing, painting with tempera, watercolors and acrylics, crayon etching, scratchboard, linoleum block printing, and more.

What to Bring: Please bring an old shirt or smock to cover clothing.

Instructor: Rosalind Cooper holds a Masters Degree in Art Education, with major areas of concentration in ceramics and textile design. She has taught art for over 25 years. Her summer classes are known for their rich variety of "project" choices. The broad array of media used includes ceramics, paints, silk screening, mosaic, stained glass and more.

Triathlon Camp (4-8)

Dates: July 10-14, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ages: Rising 4th-8th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: A.E. Finley Center, Pool

Cost: $185

Description: A new camp for 2017. This program will give campers the chance to train throughout the week in all three sports that make up the Triathlon (Swim, Bike, Run), as well as participating in games and other fun activities, like a trip to the Raleigh Greenway Trail along the Neuse River for a bike ride.

During the camp week campers will train and develop skills in simple workouts for all three sports and combine two sports into one, also known as "brick". Skill development will include: freestyle swimming for triathlon, bike handling skills and gearing, basic running techniques and pacing, and understanding the two transitions in a triathlon.

**PLEASE NOTE: All campers must be able to swim 50 yards without stopping, ride a bike and be able to run a half mile in order to participate in this camp.**

What to Bring: Swim suit, goggles, towel(s), bike, helmet, water bottle or sports drink and a snack. The bike should be an off road bike such as: Mountain, hybrid or BMX.

While Biking on campus campers will be off road for safety.

Instructor:

Greg Warren has been the Aquatics Director and Head Coach of the boys and girls swim team since 2005. In that time, Coach Warren has been apart of 6 State Championship winning teams and currently his girls' team are the 4 time defending NCISAA State Champions ('13, '14 '15 & '16) at the 3A level. Coach Warren also teaches physical education for the lower, middle and upper schools. Before coming to Ravenscroft, he swam for UNC-Wilmington and has been doing triathlons for the past several years. He is an instructor for the American Red Cross and certifies the Ravenscroft Facility, Staff and Coaches along with students in Upper School PE in CPR and AED.

Woodworking One-Oh-One! (4-6)

Dates: June 19-23, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age: Rising 4th-6th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: Holding Hall Lower School, Science Lab (Modular)

Cost: $255

Program Description: Build a bat house, a bird house, a model boat or a plane. Small individual projects are possible. We'll cut curves with a coping saw, drill holes with a hand drill, hammer, screw, and glue things together. We'll sand and finish our projects. Make a present for someone! Wood is provided.

What to Bring: A daily snack.

Instructor: Patrick Knox grew up building things, taking things apart and putting them back together again. Early on he developed the reputation for being able to fix other people's broken stuff. The chemistry set he received while in sixth grade set the stage for much experimentation and ultimately degrees in chemistry and education from NCSU. During his years at State, he built his own house, created a spaceship/sound shuttle for a high-end car stero store, and collected animal pets from his land in northern Wake County. He's rebuilt automobile engines, worked as a precision model-maker, chemist, and museum educator (NC Museum of Life and Science). At the age of 35 he finally found his true calling and became a science teacher. He founded the Ravenscroft Lower School Science Lab in 1990, subsequently taught high school science and was a middle school classroom teacher at Duke School in Durham. He is pleased to be back at Ravenscroft, again in the Lower School Science Lab.

Boys Lacrosse Shooting Skills Clinic (5-10)

Program Dates: June 20-22, 2017

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 5th-10th Grades, Boys

Location: Baseball Field

Cost: $175

Program Description: This specialized program is for the player looking to take their game to the next level and score from anywhere around the goal. Instruction will focus on employing progressive core shooting principles. Participants will improve their shooting technique, mechanics and accuracy. Each and every session will be designed to players taking hundreds of shots, using both their right and left hands. Not only will players benefit from the individual instruction in these sessions, they will learn how to use the core shooting principles as a routine for personal improvement year round.


Instructor: Dan Ressner is the Asst. Coach for Ravenscroft Varsity Boys Lacrosse, helping to lead the team to the 2016 NCISAA Div. 1 State Championship. He has extensive experience coaching at all levels of lacrosse and the shooting skills and techniques that this program focuses on.

Broadway Junior! (5-11)

Dates: June 12 - June 23, 2017
(Two Week Camp)

Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 5th-11th Grade, Coed

Location: Fine Arts Center, Young Peoples' Theatre/Jones Theatre

Cost: $515

Program Description: In this 2 week musical theater program, campers will experience all the magic of putting together and performing in a Broadway musical. Every camper will have the opportunity to perform and all experience levels are welcome! For the future "techie", some technical theater opportunities (lights, sound, stage management) will be provided as well.

The program will conclude with two performances of the musical on Thursday, June 22, in Jones Theatre at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. These performances are open to families of the performers and other campers (as space allows).

This summer's show will be: SHREK JR.

What to Bring: Participants need to bring their lunch daily and a water bottle is recommended.

Program Instructors:

Jason Sharp- Mr. Sharp currently serves as the Middle and Upper School Drama instructor at Ravenscroft and Technical Director for Vance Granville Community College. He holds a BFA in Music Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory and numerous professional acting credits. Locally he has worked with Theatre Raleigh, Theatre in the Park, Theatre of the American South, Justice Theatre, Stage Struck, and Bare Theatre. Mr. Sharp has taught the arts in NC since 2003 and is thrilled to have this opportunity!

Cameron Bolin- Mrs. Bolin is a trained pianist, vocalist, conductor and educator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance, as well as a Master’s of Arts in Music Education, K-12 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mrs. Bolin joined the Lower School and Fine Arts Departments in 2011 as the General Music instructor for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3 and Choral Director for 3rd-6th. In 2015, she moved into the role of Middle-Upper School Choral Director and Coordinator of the Private Lessons program. Prior to her teaching at Ravenscroft, Mrs. Bolin was the Upper School Choral and Musical Theatre Director at Trinity Academy of Raleigh and also taught at Marymount International School in Rome, Italy during a summer abroad. She has taught a private piano studio for 10 years and has performed as a pianist throughout the Triangle with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, Chapel-Hill Carrboro and Orange County Schools, NC State Theatre and the Raleigh Little Theatre. Mrs. Bolin also sings alto in the North Carolina Master Chorale, and is a member of MTNA, NCMEA and RPTA. She was the recipient of the Qubain Award for Teaching Excellence from Ravenscroft in 2013.

Russell Vacanti- Mr. Vacanti is the Stagecraft Instructor & Theatre Manager. He came to North Carolina in 1991 from New York. He has served as Technical Director for Stage Struck Theater in Goldsboro, N.C., and Theatre Lighting Technician for the City of Goldsboro. He taught history at Mount Olive College, Wayne and James Sprunt Community Colleges and Wake Technical Community College. He holds a B.A. in Performing Arts and an M.A. in History from State University College of New York at Buffalo. Mr. Vacanti has worked with many area theatre companies including Durham Academy and Burning Coal. He continues to be an active director and board member of StageStruck; The Young People's Own Theatre, based in Goldsboro, NC.

Baseball: Hitting Camp (5-12)

Dates: June 19-21, 2017

Time: 1:00-3:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 5th-12th Grades, Boys

Location: Baseball Field (Field #6)

Cost: $125

Program Description: This is a 3 day intensive camp with instruction focused on the skills of hitting. There will be a focus on the foundation of a player's stance and swing. Additionally, drills to teach proper technique, how to hit a breaking ball, situational hitting and the mental approach to the game will be a prominent part of the curriculum. Video analysis will be used daily to give feedback to the hitter.

What to Bring: Baseball Bat, Spikes, Sneakers, Water Bottle and comfortable workout clothing marked with the camper's name.

Instructor: Jim Gibbons joined Ravenscroft in 2008 as an Assistant Athletic Director-Technical Services. He is the head coach of the varsity baseball team, and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the varsity football team. His physical education responsibilities include teaching an Upper School Fitness Education class, and administering Lower School Presidential Fitness testing for the fifth grade. Prior to coming to Ravenscroft, Coach Gibbons spent five years teaching and coaching at the Westminster Schools (Atlanta, Ga.) and 13 years as a college football coach at various levels. In 2012, Coach Gibbons completed the process to claim the title of "Certified Athletic Administrator" from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association.

Music Video Production (5-8)

Dates: June 19-23, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age: Rising 5th-8th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: Middle School, Room 6B (Digital Media Lab)

Cost: $245

Program Description: Campers will work in groups to produce their own original music videos. Depending on individual interests, campers will have the opportunity to use video editing techniques, computer animation through coding, original music design, and/or dance to create the videos. Throught the course of the program, campers will gain exposure to valuable digital media skills and explore different modes of self-expression. At the end of the camp week, campers will celebrate what they have created in a VMA-style showcase.

Program Instructor: Emily Roach came to Ravenscroft for the 2016-17 school year, as she took on the position of Middle School Computer Science and Digital Communications teacher. She earned her B.A. in Computer Science and Psychology from Williams College.

Baseball: Pitching Camp (5-12)

Date: June 19-21, 2017

Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 5th-12th Grades, Boys

Location: Baseball Field (Field #6)

Cost: $125

Program Description: This is a 3 day intensive camp with instruction focused on the skills of pitching. There will be a focus on the foundation of a pitcher's delivery from both the stretch and wind up positions. Additionally, drills to teach proper technique; especially footwork, grips and adjustments, fielding the position and the mental approach to the game will be a prominent part of the curriculum. Video analysis will be used daily to give feedback to the pitcher.

What to Bring: Baseball Glove, Spikes, Sneakers, Water Bottle, and comfortable workout clothes marked with the camper's name.

Instructor: Jim Gibbons joined Ravenscroft in 2008 as an Assistant Athletic Director-Technical Services. His duties include: head coach of the varsity baseball team, and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the varsity football team. His physical education responsibilities include teaching an Upper School Fitness Education class, and administering Lower School Presidential Fitness testing for the fifth grade. Prior to coming to Ravenscroft, Coach Gibbons spent five years teaching and coaching at the Westminster Schools (Atlanta, Ga.) and 13 years as a college football coach at various levels. In 2012, Coach Gibbons completed the process to claim the title of "Certified Athletic Administrator" from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association.

Plane Crazy - Building Plastic Model Airplanes (5-12)

Dates: June 19-23, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Age: Rising 5th Grade- Adult

Gender: Coed

Location: Middle School, Learning Center

Cost: $185

Program Description: Would you like to learn to build a better plastic Model Airplane? Whether you are a beginner or experienced plastic model builder, you will learn new techniques and tips to help you improve your model building skills and build a better model. While beginners are welcome, this camp is designed for modelers with some experience of plastic modeling techniques who are wishing to improve and refine skills.

Program Instructor: Greg Long is a model plane enthusiast. He has been a Physical Education teacher at Ravenscroft for 25 years and has coached both the JV Football and Varsity Baseball teams.