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9th - 12th Grade Camps

Boys Lacrosse Camp (K-9)

Session Dates:

Session #1: June 24-28, 2019

Session #2: July 15-19, 2019

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 Championship, 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.

Instructors: Sandy Kapatos, since his first game as Ravenscroft head coach in 2008, Kapatos has gone 100-64 in his 10 years at Ravenscroft and twice was named the U.S. Lacrosse Boys Coach of the Year for North Carolina private schools (2012, 2016). During this time, Kapatos has coached numerous All-Conference players, five Conference Players of the Year and 11 NCISAA All-State honorees. Kapatos coached the Ravens to five consecutive TISAC titles, as well as seven consecutive NCISAA State Tournament appearances, three appearances in the championship game and one NCISAA Division I state championship in 2016. Before coaching at Ravenscroft, Kapatos was the head coach of men's lacrosse at Adelphi University, a Division II private institution in Garden City, New York, accumulating a record of 115-58 in his 13 years as head coach of the Panthers. While at Adelphi, Kapatos guided the Panthers to four national championships in six appearances in 1995, 1998, 1999 and 2001. In 2001, Kapatos was named the NCAA Division II Coach of the Year, and was named NYCAC (now ECC) Coach of the Year in 1997, 1999 and 2001. In 2008, Kapatos was named to the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the Adelphi University Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2014. Kapatos was an All-American goalkeeper for Levittown Division High School and was a two-time All-American at Nassau Community College. Kapatos also played goalkeeper at the University of Maryland, where he won an ACC title and backstopped the Terrapins to a semifinal appearance in the 1977 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship. During the day, Sandy serves the Ravenscroft community as The Director of Auxiliary Programs, he provides general strategic and management oversight in areas such as summer programs, facilities utilization, and for services such as Extended Day and the School Bookstore.

Dan Ressner is a 1999 graduate of Ravenscroft. He returned to the school in the fall of 2005 as a coach for boys soccer and lacrosse, and has served at the Middle School, JV and Varsity levels for both sports. Since 2010, he has also held the position of Auxiliary Services and Summer Programs Coordinator at Ravenscroft. He is currently the Head Coach of the JV Boys Soccer team and an Assistant Coach for both the Varsity Boys Soccer and Lacrosse teams. Since his return, the lacrosse program has experienced a new and sustained level of success. Dan coached the 2016 NCISAA Div. 1 State Championship team, as well as, two NCISAA finalists in 2012 and 2015. The Ravens have also won 6 consecutive TISAC Boys Lacrosse Championships (2012-17), had five TISAC Players of the Year and 11 NCISAA All-State Honorees. On the soccer field, the Ravens have won multiple TISAC titles, and the Ravenscroft Invitational three times (2013, 2015, 2018) during his tenure. Dan earned his B.A Government/Public Policy from Franklin & Marshall College (2003), where he played for the men’s soccer team for two seasons. He completed his M.A. in International Studies at N.C. State University with a focus in International Politics (2010). Prior to his return to Ravenscroft, he was employed by the International Affairs Council of North Carolina. In addition to his work with the Varsity program at Ravenscroft, Coach Ressner has extensive experience teaching the sport of lacrosse to all ages.

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Cheerleading Camp (1-10)

Dates: July 15-19, 2019

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.

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Ravens Piano Camp (1-12)

Dates: July 29-August 2, 2019

Time: 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 1st-12th Grades, Coed

Location: Fine Arts Center & Lower School Practice Rooms

Cost: $260

Program Description: Returning for a second year in 2019, Ravens Piano Camp enriches piano students' skills in rhythm, note reading, music theory, music history, and performing through rotational daily classes and master class performances. Campers will be grouped by age and skill level for classes, and master classes will be attended by all.

Hands on instruction is provided by highly-qualified and experienced music instructors. The week will end with a solo and duet recital highlighting campers' work through the week.

**Please Note: Attending campers need to have at least 3 months of prior piano instruction. Solo pieces are required to be memorized and ready to perform before the camp begins. Duet music will be learned during the camp week. The deadline for online registration will be Monday, July 15th (two weeks prior to the start of the camp program). If you have questions about these requirements please contact the camp instructor, Melodie Bobbitt, at melodie.bobbitt@ravenscroft.org.

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What to Bring: Pianos and smart boards are provided. Campers will need to bring their lunch, piano books, pencil and paper daily.

Instructors: Dr. Melodie King Bobbitt began teaching piano through Ravenscroft School in 2015, but her teaching years began in 1994. She served as a private, group, and camp music lessons instructor through the Samford University Academy of the Arts from 1996-2015, and she was the Assistant Director of the Samford University Academy of the Arts from 2004-2015. Currently, she is a Distance Learning Piano Instructor though the Academy of the Arts. On the collegiate level, Dr. Bobbitt has taught Piano Pedagogy and Class Piano courses through the University of Montevallo and Class Piano courses through Samford University. Dr. Bobbitt is a 1999 Magna Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Samford University, she is a 2001 graduate from the University of Alabama with a Masters of Music Degree in piano performance, and she is a 2008 graduate from The University of Alabama with a Doctorate of Musical Arts in piano performance. In the musical community, Dr. Bobbitt is a member of the following music teacher organizations: N.C.M.T.A, R.P.T.A., B.M.T.A. (past President, Vice-President, and Chair of Piano Solo Festival and current Gold Cup Chair), M.T.N.A. and A.M.T.A. (past State Auditions Coordinator, Secretary, and Judges’ Clinician).

Mrs. Claudia Hinson has been a member of the Ravenscroft team since 2008, and has over 30 years of pedagogical and performance experience. She is an active, collaborative pianist in the Triangle area and beyond, working with vocalists, instrumentalists, and ensembles in both classical and theatrical genres. She currently serves as Interim Pianist at North Raleigh United Methodist Church. She has served as Staff Accompanist at Meredith College for many years. Other performing experience includes Raleigh Little Theatre and North Carolina Theatre productions. She has played for camps, classes, and productions with the North Carolina Theatre's Conservatory, as well as their Summer Theatre Arts School. As a Magna Cum Laude graduate of East Carolina University, she earned her Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Pedagogy and Music Business, with two years concentration in Performance and Music Therapy. Further education includes Summa Cum Laude honors from The University of Georgia, where she completed her Master of Education in 1994. As teacher, church musician, professional accompanist, and adjudicator, she has had the privilege of working with many professionals and students all over the state. Professional memberships include RPTA, NCMTA, as well as MTNA, where she has served and co-chaired on many committees.

A trained vocalist, pianist, and music educator, Rebecca Ledford holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Campbell University. She holds a North Carolina K-12 Teachers License and maintains an active membership with National Association of Music Educators, where she served as president of Campbell University's chapter for 3 years. She has performed abroad in Ireland, Austria, and Czech Republic. Rebecca is excited to be part of the Ravenscroft faculty this year, having preciously been a music educator in Harnett County Schools. When she is not teaching at Ravenscroft, Rebecca also teaches private lessons at Cary School of Music and serves as a featured soloist and guest conductor for First Presbyterian Church of Sanford.

Mrs. Katie O'Neill joined the Lower School and Fine Arts Departments in 2015 as the General Music instructor for Pre-Kindergarten through grade 3. A trained vocalist, conductor and educator, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education with a concentration in voice from Meredith College, as well as a Master of Music in Music Education, K-12 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Katie teaches private piano at Ravenscroft and has been for 3 years.

 

Shooters Basketball (1-9)

Dates: June 24-28, 2019

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Age: Rising 1st-9th Grades

Gender: Coed

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

Cost: $185

Description: This basketball camp is designed for the young player, from beginner to advanced. Campers will be divided by age and skill levels, and will receive instruction in game fundamentals (such as dribbling, passing, shooting and defense) as it pertains to their abilities. A well-organized combination of instruction, skill drills, and team play provides an effective and enjoyable program for our campers.

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

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Archery 101 (2-12)

Camp Partner: First Flight Archery Center

Session Dates:

Session #1: July 16-20, 2018

Session #2: July 23-27, 2018

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.

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Chess Camp (2-12)

Camp Partner: Triangle Chess

Dates: July 29-August 2, 2019

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.

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Basketball Skills Camp (3-12)

Dates: July 8-12, 2019

Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Age: Rising 3rd-12th Grades

Gender: Coed

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

Cost: $255 (Lunch is included in the cost of this program)

Program Description: One of the longest running and most popular of the Ravenscroft Summer Programs, this comprehensive one-week camp places an emphasis on participation and skill building. Each camper will receive instruction on passing, rebounding, individual and teamwork, videos, lectures, and special guest instructors. Lunch is included.

Instructors:

Kevin Billerman was 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.

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

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Beginner Tennis (3-12)

Dates: July 22-26, 2019

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.

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Field Hockey Skills Camp (3-9)

Dates: July 29-August 2, 2019

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Age: Rising 3rd-9th Grade

Gender: Female

Location: Baseball Field (Field #6)

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.)

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Football Skills Camp (3-10)

Dates: July 15-19, 2019

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.

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Girls Basketball Skills Camp (3-9)

Dates: June 17-21, 2019

Time: 1:00- 4:00 pm

Age: Rising 3rd-9th grades

Gender: Female

Location: A. E. Finley Center, Auxiliary Gym

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:

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 has 20 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, JV Girls' Field Hockey and Varsity Girls’ Golf. In 2011, Coach Myers was the recipient of the O’Herron Distinguished Faculty Award.

Roxane Roberts is a Ravenscroft Physical Education Instructor, primarily working with Lower School students. In addition to her teaching responsibilities she has coached soccer, girls lacrosse and field hockey during her time at Ravenscroft. She is currently the Head Coach of the JV Girls Basketball team.

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Volleyball Skills Camp (3-9)

Dates: July 29-August 2, 2019

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: Ashley Shade was elevated to position of Varsity Volleyball Coach at Ravenscroft in 2017. She has six years of coaching experience and ten years of playing experience. Ashley graduated from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a concentration in Exercise and Sports Science with honors. In her collegiate career as a Division I athlete, she was named to the All Rookie Team. Ashley helped lead her team to earn back to back Conference Championships as a setter/right side and is second in the record book for all-time assists. She works as a Personal Trainer at O2 Fitness Seaboard. In the off-season she coaches at Chapel Hill Area Volleyball Club and enjoy spending time with her family.

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Adventure Fishing Camp (4-9)

Camp Partner: NC Outside

Dates: July 15-19, 2019

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Age: Rising 4th-9th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: Gonet Gateway (For Drop Off and Pick Up daily, campers will then be bused to that day's fishing location)

Cost: $550

Program Description: Join NC Outside for a week of fishing adventure. Campers will learn the entire process of fishing; from rigging rods, to tying knots, and baiting hooks, all while exploring the great wealth of fishing opportunities the area has to offer.

Each day campers will head to a different location, ranging from private ponds, local reservoirs, and to area rivers like the Neuse and the Eno. Campers will have the opportunity to fish from inflatable kayaks on several of the days.

Safety is our number one priority! All campers will wear life jackets when in the water or on a boat. We maintain a 1-to-5 counselor to camper ratio to ensure that every camper gets some one-on-one time each day to advance his/her skills.

What to Bring: A lunch/snack(s). NC Outside will provide all bait and tackle, rods and reels, and life jackets.

Instructor: Tee Clarkson has been running fishing camps and youth outdoor programs for thirteen summers as the owner and director of Virginia Outside and Paddle Fish. After teaching High School English for more than a decade, Clarkson left the classroom several years ago to pursue his passion for running youth outdoor programs, as well as, working in land conservation and outdoor writing. Running programs in North Carolina was the next logical step, Clarkson and his staff are excited to launch their new sister outdoor adventure outfit, NC Outside in the summer of 2018.

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Baseball: Hitting Camp (5-12)

Dates: June 24-26, 2019

 

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.

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Baseball: Pitching Camp (5-12)

Date: June 24-26, 2019
 

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.

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Broadway Junior! (5-11)

Dates: June 17-June 28, 2019 (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 27, 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 is: TBD
 
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.
 

Ravens Soccer Skills Camp (5-12)

Dates: July 15-19, 2019

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 5th-12th Grade, Coed

Location: Neuse Field (Field #3)

Cost: $185

Program Description: This camp's primary objective will be to improve player's individual skills. It will focus on passing, receiving, trapping, dribbling, shooting, finishing, heading, etc… and will be tailored to age-specific activities. The camp will also focus on bringing success and enjoyment to each camper by utilizing small-sided games as a teaching medium.

What to Bring: Campers should bring water, a light snack, sunscreen, shin guards, sneakers (in case weather forces indoor play), and cleats. A personal ball is optional.

Instructor: Alix Charles is the Head Coach of the Varsity Boys Soccer team at Ravenscroft. He is a long-time United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Nationally licensed coach and was a NJCAA All-American in college. He was an assistant coach for the Girl's and Boy's teams at Wake Forest Rolesville high School and was involved with many classic teams in Florida and North Carolina. He recently retired from CASL after coaching for many years with that organization. Coach Charles played semi professionally with Olympiacos Soccer club of New York and played for the junior National team of Haiti.

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The Art of Stage Makeup- Blood & Guts! (5-12)

Dates: July 15-19, 2019

Time: 9:00-11:45 am

Age/Gender: Rising 5th-12th Grade, Coed

Location: Fine Arts Center, Young People's Theater

Cost: $240

Program Description: Returning for summer 2019 and always a favorite among students, "Blood & Guts!" explores the gruesome fun of creating realistic bruises, cuts, scrapes, gashes, burns and other wounds. Campers will learn new techniques each day using a variety of mediums and even build their own their very own scar to take home at the end of the week!  No prior experience is needed and anyone who enjoys Halloween will LOVE this opportunity! All materials included.

Instructor: Jason 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 the opportunity to share his love of the stage and all things drama with campers!

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The Art of Stage Makeup- Fantasy (5-12)

Dates: July 15-19, 2019

Time: 12:45-3:30 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 5th-12th Grade, Coed

Location: Fine Arts Center, Young People's Theater

Cost: $240

Program Description: A new camp for 2019, this program allows campers to take inspiration from nature, fairy tales, visual art, and their own imaginations to transform themselves each day and leave with a digital portfolio of makeup designs. We will explore the uses of latex, mortician's wax, and found objects, in our journey of bringing to life original designs each day. No prior experience is necessary to enjoy this exciting new camp program. All materials included.

Instructor: Jason 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 the opportunity to share his love of the stage and all things drama with campers!

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

Dates: June 24-28, 2019

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.This camp is open for registration to adults, so that they can share their love of models with a child or grandchild!

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.

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Becoming a Better Writer (6-9)

Camp Partner: Raleigh Tutoring

Dates: July 15-19, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Location: Upper School, Room #165

Cost: $205

Program Description: Do you want to become a better writer? Do you want to experience a feeling of confidence and pride when you turn an essay in to your teacher? If the answer to those questions is yes, then this is the camp for you! In this program, we will begin the week with creative writing exercises. Then, we will move into the realm of writing academic papers. Participants in this camp will learn about thesis statements, essay structure, correct grammar, works cited pages, and much, much more. This is the perfect camp to help prepare you for the essays you will have to write in your future high school and college classes.

What to Bring: Laptop computer or tablet, a notebook and pencil/pen

Instructor: Maggie Kelly

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Football Flight Camp (7-12)

Dates: July 16-18, 2019

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 Steve Logan, former Head Coach at East Carolina University 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 Logan 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.

**If you choose to register for this program, please send an email to the camp instructor, Ned Gonet, with the position (QB or WR) that your child plays.** 

His email is: ngonet@ravenscroft.org

 

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.

Steve Logan is the former Head Coach at East Carolina University. In addition to his time at ECU, which included 5 bowl game appearances and a 69-58 record, he has also coached in the NFL and at Boston College, Tulsa, Mississippi, and Colorado. He most recently worked in 2015 with the San Francisco 49ers as their Quarterbacks Coach.

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Algebra Prep (8-10)

Dates: August 5-9, 2019

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 8th-10th Grade, Coed

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

Location: Middle School, Room 7E

Cost: $195

Program Description: This course will help students enter their Algebra I course with more confidence! We will review important foundational concepts and explore the first few concepts of the Algebra I curriculum to give students a head start. Topics covered include: fractions, decimals and percents, solving equations, exponents and word problems. Students can expect an interactive and focused experience each day. This course is also a good fit for students who have a already completed Algebra I and want a refresher before they move on to higher levels of math.

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

Instructor: Shayla Coleman is a member of the Middle School Math faculty. She earned her BA in Mathematics from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA and her PhD in Educational Research and Policy Analysis from North Carolina State University. She has worked for 9 years as a math teacher and for almost 20 years as a tutor for middle and high school students. She enjoys helping students who find math challenging, and she loves to help students with strategies for solving puzzles, brain teasers, and word problems. She strives to create an environment where all students feel like they can be successful!

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Dale Carnegie- Skills for Achievement Program (9-12)

Program Partner: Dale Carnegie

Dates: August 5-9, 2019

*Parents and guests are invited to attend the final session.

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Age: Rising 10th-12th Grades & Rising College Freshmen

Gender: Coed

Location: Keim Center, Computer Science Classroom

Cost: $1,295

Program Description: Ravenscroft is honored to partner with Dale Carnegie to offer an exclusive training program for Upper School students!  The Dale Carnegie Skills for Achievement program provides human relations skills to thrive in any setting. With increased confidence and competence in interacting with others, students will put themselves in position to reach new heights in school and beyond. This program is designed to instill attitudes, behaviors and habits that improve performance and effectiveness. In the five half-day sessions, students will learn and practice ways to manage stress and minimize worry, encourage positive thinking, influence others and commit to continuous improvement. They will gain strategies for projecting an enthusiastic attitude, communicate logically, clearly and concisely; and energize and engage listeners.

Instructor: Doug Stewart has over six years of Dale Carnegie instructional experience. In addition, he is a TEDx presenter and keynote speaker. He holds a BS degree from Liberty University. Doug has extensive training experience with many Research Triangle clients, including SAS, Met Life, Thyssen Krupp, Verdesian Life Sciences and Coastal Federal Credit Union. His certified areas of specialization include human relations, conflict management, leadership, presentation skills, communications, change management, engagement, stress management and time management. He has relevant "real world" insights from a number businesses: life sciences, engineering, technology, military, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, real estate management and sales.

Dale Carnegie is regarded by many as the global leader in the development of human relations, leadership and communication skills. There are more than eight million graduates worldwide. In 2013, Dale Carnegie Training was ranked in the top-20 category for large consulting groups in Leadership Excellence's Leadership 500 list. Dale Carnegie's book How to Win Friends and Influence People has been named by the Library of Congress as one of the "Books that Shaped America." Dale Carnegie trainers undergo a rigorous certification process and must be recertified on a regular basis. 

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SAT Prep (10-12)

SAT Math Prep

Dates: August 5-9, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age: Rising 10th-12th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: Murphy Hall Upper School, Room 140

Cost: $350 ($315 if combined with the SAT Reading & Writing course)

Program Description: This class is designed to prepare students for the math section of the SAT. In addition to reviewing topics from pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry, students will become familiar with the format of the test and learn strategies. This course will also include a discussion of the effective use of a graphing calculator. Much time will be devoted to practice problems similar to those on the SAT.

What to Bring: A graphing calculator.

Instructor: Mike Erikson, Upper School Mathematics Instructor and Department Chair, holds degrees in both mathematics and physics. He has taught all levels of mathematics from Algebra I through Multivariable Calculus. He also serves as an AP Reader for the College Board. Mr. Erikson has prepared students on the math and science sections for a variety of standardized tests.

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SAT Reading & Writing Prep

Dates: August 5-9, 2019

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Age: Rising 10th-12th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: Murphy Hall Upper School, Room 141

Cost: $350 ($315 if combined with the SAT Math Prep course)

Program Description: Designed to prepare students for the new SAT, this class will teach students the format of the test and provide both strategies and practice for questions on critical reading, sentence completion, grammar, usage, and writing. 

Instructor: Marcia Jones, recently retired from Ravenscroft. She is a former English Department Chair, taught Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition and served as an AP Reader for the College Board. Ms. Jones, who is also Nationally Board Certified, has taught SAT Verbal Prep courses for many years.

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