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9th - 12th 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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Girls Basketball Skills Camp (3-12)

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.

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 (3-9)

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.

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.

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.

Algebra Prep (6-9)

Dates: July 31-August 4, 2017

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 6th-9th Grade, Coed

*Students should have completed a Pre-Algebra course before taking this program

Location: Middle School, Room 7E

Cost: $205

Program Description: This course will help you start the year off right, refreshed and ready to face you Algebra I course! We'll review critical pre-algebra concepts and learn foundational algebra concepts that will put you ahead of the game this school year. Creative, hands-on activities, including games, will make the learning interactive and fun. Topics covered will include fractions, decimals, percentages, proportions, integers, absolute value, exponents, algebraic equations, and graph/lines. Students will work individually and in groups, they will also use computers to review learned skills. A pre-test and post-test will be given to gauge progress through the week. At the end of the week, you'll be able to approach Algebra I with confidence this fall.

What to Bring: Pencils, Scratch Paper, Notebook, and Calculator

Instructor: Ben Gabin earned his BA in International relations from Tufts University. He has worked for four years as a tutor and now owns his own tutoring company, Circles Tutoring, where he specializes in SAT and ACT prep, math for all ages, study success skills, and Spanish. He has also previously worked as a math and Spanish teacher and strives to make learning interactive and fun to engage his students.

A Brief History of Music

Dates: July 31-August 4, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age: Rising 9th-12th Grade

Gender: Coed

Location: Middle School, Room 7G

Cost: $205

Program Description: Tune in to the evolution of music. From classical to rap and all of the major genres in between. Learn basic principles of music including time signatures, beat, melody, motif, and song structure. Do research and then create a CD/playlist of your favortire composers, songwriters, bands or movements. Share your work with the group and listen the selections of others, all the while gaining an appreciation of the diversity and dynamism of music.

Instructor: Howard Hyde in addition to his passion for music, Mr. Hyde has over fifteen years of experience both in the classroom as a teacher and as a SAT and ACT tutor at various locations, including the Princeton Review. He received a B.A. in philosophy from Tulane University and a Master of Arts in Teaching in secondary school from the Citadel.

Beginner 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.

Football Flight Camp (7-12)

Dates: July 18-20, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Age: Rising 7th-12th Grades

Gender: Male

Location: Football Practice Field

Cost: $195

Program Description: Legendary Ravenscroft Head Football Coach, Ned Gonet and Bill Renner, former Coach at East Chapel Hill HS will blend their over 60 years of combined coaching experience and success to provide a camp designed to focus on the development of Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers. Coach Gonet, Coach Renner and their staff of local college and high school players will stress proper fundamentals and build skills specific to each position by breaking them down for individual improvement and enhancement for every camper. Examples of topics covered are mechanics, stance, footwork, pre-snap reads, play-action fakes, rollouts and many others for Quarterbacks. Wide Receivers will be tutored in their stance and takeoff, release off the line, blocking schemes, reading defenses, passing trees, combo routes, and speed.

WHAT WE WILL TEACH YOUR ASPIRING YOUNG QUARTERBACKS:

*The proper grip of the football (often overlooked)

*The proper "slot" for the arm to release the football

*The proper alignment of the hip and shoulder to the target

*Programmed escape strategies for middle or edge protection breakdowns

*How to "pull" through the pocket

*How to create throwing lanes

*The secret to the 1 inch throw

*Learning the red-light, yellow-light, green-light strategies for the red zone

*Learning how and when to throw a ball away

*How to make a "top shelf" throw to the back of the end zone

*3 step, 5 step drops

*Shotgun snap drills to coordinate footwork with receiver route depth

*Learning and experiencing the difference between soft focus and fine focus

*All play action and bootleg fundamentals for moving the pocket

WHAT WE WILL TEACH YOUR ASPIRING YOUNG RECEIVERS:

*How to secure an efficient release from the line of scrimmage vs press

*How to "stem" an off man defender to help you get open

*How to "stack" a defender that is trailing you in man under

*How to run "step" routes vs soft zone coverages

*Learning how to "sit in zones" and "run away from man" coverages

*Understanding when to adjust your routes vs various zone coverages

*How and when to signal the QB when you are in an "uncovered" situation

*Drill to help you secure the football in a "bang/bang" catch situation

Instructors:

Ned Gonet played football and baseball at Duke University and has been the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Ravenscroft for over 30 years. His teams have produced numerous Conference, State Championships, college and professional players. His Ravens won the 2015 NCISAA Division II State Title this fall.

Bill Renner is presently a highly sought after Football coaching consultant and clinician. He also has over 30 years of coaching experience in Virginia, Washington D.C. and North Carolina, winning numerous conference and regional titles. He is an architect of several successful program turnarounds and focuses his coaching philosophy on high octane, spread offense. He has coached and tutored a large number of Divsion 1 players, especially at the Quarterback position.