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6th - 8th Grade Camps

Boys Lacrosse Camp (K-9)

2018 Session Dates:

Session #1: July 9-13, 2018

Session #2: July 30-August 3, 2018

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.

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Camp Ravens Nest (K-6)

Daily Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Ages: Rising Kindergarten - 6th Grade (Split into 3 Groups)

Group A: Rising K - 1st Grade

Group B: Rising 2nd - 3rd Grades

Group C: Rising 4th - 6th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: Richards Hall, Annex

Cost: $225/week

*Camp Fee includes lunch in the dining hall, two snacks daily and all other incidental costs (materials for art projects, field trips, etc.)

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*PLEASE NOTE: Online Registration for Camp Ravens Nest closes on the Friday preceeding the camp week. For example, online registration for week one (June 11-15), will close on Friday, June 8.

Concurrent Discounts: Camp Ravens Nest enrollees receive a $50 discount off of the $225 Ravens Nest tuition when the camper is concurrently enrolled in another Ravenscroft Summer Program (excluding Ravens Summer Swim Lessons and other programs). Your child will be escorted to and from these programs by Camp Ravens Nest staff. The discount will be reflected in your cart at checkout. However, if you sign up your child for Camp Ravens Nest and then add another camp during that same week at another time, the system will not process the discount. If this is the case, please contact the Summer Programs office and we can process the discount manually.

Camp Ravens Nest DOES NOT permit single day "drop-in" or partial week enrollment

What to bring to Camp Ravens Nest: All campers should bring a bathing suit and towel for use during the daily swim time. A change of clothes should be also be brought on Monday of each week; this will be stored in each campers' locker in case of their clothes getting spilled on or dirty during activities. Optional Items for campers include a water bottle, water shoes or sandals for the pool/pool deck, and for the Rising K-1st Grade group a pillow and/or blanket can be sent for the daily rest period.

FACILITIES:

Camp Ravens Nest is located in both Richards Hall. Campers will be divided into 3 groups; rising Kindergarten - first grades (Group A), rising second - third grades (Group B), and rising fourth - sixth grades (Group C).

Most campers arrive between 7:00 and 8:00 am and will meet in a common area, with groups separating after 8:00 am. Parents are to sign-in upon arrival, sign-out upon departure and touch base with a staff member on a daily basis. The groups combine for swimming in the on campus A. E. Finley Athletic Center pool and for lunch in the Dining Hall. Camp Ravens Nest will also use the Lower School computers, playgrounds and gymnasium.

SUPERVISION:

The Camp Ravens Nest director Leana Stewart has extensive experience working with children in a variety of environments and she is a long-time Ravenscroft Lower School Language Instructor.

The camp provides a minimum of one qualified staff member for every 12 children and supervision of groups will be by at least two qualified staff members at all times. The staff includes certified teachers, teacher assistants and student volunteers. All staff members are hired based on their strong desire to make a difference in each child's summer experience. In addition, Mr. Sandy Kapatos, Summer Programs Director, provides general program oversight.

PLEASE NOTE: The School requires that students be dropped off at Camp RavensNest no earlier than 7:00 am and picked up no later than 6:00 pm. A late fee of $1.00 per minute will be assessed for any child picked up after 6:00 pm.

Hill Center - Lower School Program (K-6)

Dates: June 20-July 27, 2018

Time: 8:15-11:30 am

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

Location: Ravenscroft Lower School, Rooms 112-120

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.

Registration:

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

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

For more information, please contact the Hill Center's Director of Admissions, Wendy Speir, at admissions@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.

Ravens Summer Swim Lessons (K-6)

Days: Monday-Thursday

Times: See Below for Complete Summer Schedule

Age: Rising Kindergarten-6th 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 his girls' team are the 4 time 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.

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SessionTimeBegin DateEnd Date
Session 19:30 am - 10:00 amJune 18June 21
Session 29:30 am - 10:00 amJune 25June 28
Session 39:30 am - 10:00 amJuly 16July 19

Baseball Skills Camp (1-6)

Dates: June 11-15, 2018

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.

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Cheerleading Camp (1-10)

Dates: July 16-20, 2018

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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Code Rev: Coding & Tech Camps (1-9)

Camp Partner: Code Rev

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Minecraft Level Design & Engineering

Description: Campers learn the ins and outs of level design and game design while learning to engineer eye-popping creations in Minecraft by using Red Stone and its unique electrical engineering framework. Campers even learn basic code commands as they master the power of command blocks too! This class offers thrills AND education alike as students explore their inner Da Vinci in a STEM format perfect for Minecraft lovers.

Dates: June 11-15, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 1st-6th Grades, Coed

Cost: $415 (Cost of lunch is included)

Location: Lower School, 5th Grade Center


Modding in Minecraft

Description: Campers will create powerful teleporting swords, humorous blocks, amazing mobs, bows that shoot arrows that summon ender dragons, entire worlds, and other insane items, all through the power of Java programming! Perfect for both the beginning coder and the advanced Java modding aficionado, Modding is a must for Minecraft lovers who want to take their coding skills to the next level!

Dates: June 18-22, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

Cost: $415 (Cost of lunch is included)

Location: Lower School, 5th Grade Center


Virtual Reality & 3D Game Design

Description: Campers build amazing Virtual Reality 3D video games using the Unity 3D platform, a widely used pro game making tool, as they learn to code their games using real code. Then their games turn to life, as campers dive inside Virtual Reality to explore their games first hand in a virtual environment that they created themselves! Let your imaginations soar as you build your game from the ground up and experience Virtual Reality!!

Dates: June 25-29, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Age/Gender:

Session 1: Rising 2nd - 4th Grades, Coed

Session 2: Rising 5th - 9th Grades, Coed

Cost: $425 (Cost of lunch is included)

Locations:

Session 1: Lower School, 5th Grade Center

Session 2: Middle School, Room 7E


MathCraft

Description: Can you say win-win?! MathCraft is the unique camp experience where both kids and parents truly win as parents get to see their kids ecstatic about doing math, and kids get to see their parents excited to support their time creating in Minecraft! Campers solve grade level appropriate challenges involving arithmetic, pre algebra, algebra, and basic geometry, all through the block based structure of Minecraft. Our students build amazing structures and then derive the math used to create these block based architectural marvels. Check out mathcraftteachers.com to learn more about MathCraft and how it's changing the way math is being taught and learned in schools across the country!

Dates: July 9-13, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 1st - 6th Grades, Coed

Cost: $400 (Cost of lunch is included)

Location: Lower School, 5th Grade Center


REV Robots & Engineers

Description: Students enter into the world of engineering and robotics with Arduinos as they wire, build, and code their custom bots called Creator Bots! This class is great for the hands-on tinkerers and engineers of tomorrow who love to figure out how things work and put robots and circuits together. We also focus on the code - as students code their Creator Bots to conquer fun challenges and then learn to code their Arduinos to integrate motors, lights, sounds, sensors, claws, and more!

Dates: July 16-20, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Age/Gender:

Session 1: Rising 2nd - 4th Grades, Coed

Session 2: Rising 5th - 9th Grades, Coed

Cost: $425 (Cost of lunch is included)

Locations:

Session 1: Lower School, 5th Grade Center

Session 2: Middle School, Room 7E

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Drobots: Drone STEM Camps (1-8)

Camp Partner: Drobots

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Intro to Drone Flying Missions

Description: This program is specifically designed for campers with little to no experience flying drones or coding. Campers will learn the basic principles of how to code drones to fly. To compliment the coding aspect of the program, we teach the campers how to use utilize basic flight terminology to conquer fun and interactive flight challenges. Campers will learn to pitch, yaw and roll through self-created obstacle courses and then utilize iPads to code the drones through the obstacle course. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program.

Dates: June 11-15, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 1st-2nd Grades, Coed

Cost: $450 (Cost of lunch is included)

Location: Lower School, Room #107


Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge

Description: This program is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. This is a week filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world's fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle Racing. Campers will learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with drone's speed and agility. Campers will use iPads and remote controls to navigate the drone through short and long obstacle courses. Participants will also create the design and help build the obstacle course in preparation for the last day's final activity and competition. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program.

Dates: June 11-15, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 3rd-5th Grades, Coed

Cost: $450 (Cost of lunch is included)

Location: Middle School, Rooms S1 & S2


Intro to Drone Coding Games

Description: This program is specifically designed for campers with little to no experience flying drones. We use the safest and most reliable drone products on the market, including the Parrot drones for enhanced safety and most of all, fun! Campers will learn basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air. Through the use of iPad flight simulators and clear instructions on basic flying maneuvers, young Drobots' pilots will experience a program filled with excitement, games, challenges, and learning. Campers work all week long to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the week: the Ultimate Drone Games that include events such as: Tic-Tac-Drone, Drone Darts, Duck-Duck-Drone, and more. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program.

Dates: June 18-22, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 1st - 2nd Grades, Coed

Cost: $450 (Cost of lunch is included)

Location: Lower School, Room #107


Drone Racing & Obstacle Course Challenge

Description: This program is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world's fastest growing sports, Drone Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone's agility and speed. Flight squads post up against one another in friendly competition when they race themselves and the clock. Students first maneuver the drone through the creative obstacle courses before taking on the challenge of flying for speed. Participants contribute fully in this program as teh create the design and help build the obstacle course in preparation for the last day's final activities and competition. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program.

Dates: June 18-22, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 6th- 8th Grades, Coed

Cost: $450 (Cost of lunch is included)

Location: Middle School, Rooms S1-S2


Drone Superhero Missions

Description: This program is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. Our instructors will open the creative minds of participants as campers attack and defend against Super Heroes and Villains. Students will begin the week learning basic maneuvers before using their "Spidey-Sense" to conquer missions such as: Batman's Dronemobile Escape, The Breakout of Iron Man, and more. Participants will storyboard their own escape missions while other students attempt to outsmart them using the drone to locate and capture. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program.

Dates: June 25-29, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 3rd- 5th Grades, Coed

Cost: $450 (Cost of lunch is included)

Location: Middle School, Room 7F


Drone Mission Mania

Description: Our instructors will open the creative minds of participants as campers support and defend against Superheroes and Villains. Campers will begin the week learning basic maneuvers before using their "Spidey-Sense" to conquer missions such as: Key to Millions, Connect 4, King Kong, ISS Drone Docking; and more. Participants will storyboard their own escape missions while others attempt to outsmart them using the drone to locate and capture. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program.

Dates: June 25-29, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 6th- 8th Grades, Coed

Cost: $450 (Cost of lunch is included)

Location: Middle School, Rooms S1-S2

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Future Stars (1-6)

Session Dates:

Session #1: June 11-15, 2018

Session #2: June 25-29, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Age: Rising 1st-6th Grades

Gender: Coed

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

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.

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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Girls Lacrosse Skills Camp (1-8)

Dates: June 18-22, 2018

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Age: Rising 1st-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.

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Ravens Piano Camp (1-12)

Dates: July 30 - August 3, 2018

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: New for 2018, 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 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 16th (two weeks prior 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 or mmking@samford.edu.

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.


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Shooters Basketball (1-9)

Dates: June 18-22, 2018

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

Session #3: July 30-August 3, 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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Blast Off to Space (2-6)

Camp Partner: Mad Science

Dates: July 23-27, 2018

Time: 1:00-4:00 pm

Ages: Rising 2nd-6th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: Middle School, Room 7E

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.

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Chess Camp (2-12)

Camp Partner: Triangle Chess

Dates: July 23-27, 2018

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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Ravenscroft Rockhounds (2-5)

Dates: June 18-22, 2018

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 stereo 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.

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

Dates: June 25-29, 2018

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.

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S.T.E.A.M. Camp - Design, Build and Create! (2-6)

Camp Partner: Mad Science

Dates: July 23-27, 2018

Time: 1:00-4:00 pm

Ages: Rising 2nd-6th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: Middle School, Room 7E

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.

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Basketball Skills Camp (3-12)

Dates: July 9-13, 2018

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

Camp Partner: Triangle Rock Club

Dates: July 23-27, 2018

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.

Cost: $365

Triangle Rock Club Address:

6022 Duraleigh Road

Raleigh, NC 27612


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.

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Beginner Tennis (3-12)

Dates: July 23-27, 2018

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 (3-8)

Dates: July 30-August 3, 2018

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.)

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Football Skills Camp (3-10)

Dates: July 16-20, 2018

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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Glass Fusing Camp (3-8)

Dates: June 18-22, 2018

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.

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Girls Basketball Skills Camp (3-9)

Dates: July 16-20, 2018

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

Session Dates:

Session #1: June 18-22, 2018

Session #2: June 25-29, 2018

Time:

10:00 am-12:00 pm (Session 1)

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.

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Ravens Strings Summer Camp (3-8)

Dates: June 25-29, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age: Rising 3rd-8th 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.

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

Program Instructors:

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.

Red Hot Robots (3-7)

Camp Partner: Mad Science

Dates: July 30-August 3, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 3rd-7th Grade, Coed

Location: Middle School, Room 7E

Cost: $225

Program Description: Join us for a week of fun with amazing robots! Learn about the uses of robots in our world and spend time experimenting with super cool, red-hot robots. Discover the science of circuits and how robots use sensors to explore things around them. Use your skills to build your very own working robot to take home to “live” with you.

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.

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Volleyball Skills Camp (3-9)

Dates: July 23-27, 2018

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.

Instructors: Elizabeth Ledford is the former Ravenscroft Head Coach of the Varsity Volleyball team at Ravenscroft. She came to the school in the fall of 2012, having previously served as Head Volleyball Coach at St. David's School, and left after the 2016 season. 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.

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 enjoys spending time with her family.

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Adventure Fishing Camp (4-9)

Camp Partner: NC Outside

Dates: July 9-13, 2018

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 bussed 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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Lego Exploration- Simple Machines (4-6)

Camp Partner: Raleigh Tutoring

Dates: June 18-22, 2018

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 4th-6th Grade, Coed

Location: Middle School, Room 7E

Cost: $425 (Lunch is included in the cost of this program)

Program Description: Grind your gears and spin your wheels! Your brain will be busy in this hands-on camp that uses Lego (R) to understand concepts in science, technology, engineering, and math. Campers will explore and investigate simple machines including gear, wheels, axles, levers, and pulleys. Identify an engineering problem and try to solve it using your own Lego (R) machine.

What to Bring: A daily snack

Instructor: Somer Alford

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Math Puzzle Fun (4-8)

Dates: June 11-15, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Age: Rising 4th-8th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: Middle School, Room 7E

Cost: $235

Program Description: Join us in this camp if you love challenging yourself with math puzzles and brain teasers! You'll also learn strategies for tackling puzzles and tough word problems. Each day, we will play math games, solve logic puzzles, explore patterns, practice the problems seen in math contests, discuss our strategies and record our victories in our own math journals. Campers will leave this program with strengthened math skills and more confidence to take on tough problems and brain teasers in the future!

What to Bring: A daily snack.

Instructor: Shayla Thomas 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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Pottery Camp (4-8)

Dates: June 11-15, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Age: Rising 4th-8th Grade

Gender: Coed

Location: Fine Arts Center, Middle School Art Room

Cost: $235

Description: Students will create sculpture and hand-built pottery using pinch, coil, slab, and drape mold construction techniques. Students will also have experience on the potter's wheel. Each piece will be finished with glazes, stains, or acrylic paints. The camp fee covers all supplies.

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.

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Studio Art (4-8)

Dates: June 11-15, 2018

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.

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

Dates: June 18-22, 2018

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 stereo 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.

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Boys Lacrosse Shooting Skills Clinic (5-10)

Program Dates: June 19-21, 2018

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.

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Broadway Junior! (5-11)

Dates: June 11 - June 22, 2018 (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 21, 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 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.

Baseball: Hitting Camp (5-12)

Dates: June 18-20, 2018 (Three Day Camp)

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 18-20, 2018 (Three Day Camp)

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

Dates: June 18-22, 2018

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.

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Ravens Soccer Skills Camp (5-12)

Dates: July 9-13, 2018

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

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

Location: Neuse Field

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, shinguards, 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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Becoming a Better Writer (6-9)

Camp Partner: Raleigh Tutoring

Dates: July 9-13, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Location: Library/Technology Center, Computer Lab

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: Notebook and pencil/pen

Instructor: Maggie Kelly

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Michelle in the Middle- Athena's Path (6-8)

Camp Partner: Michelle in the Middle

Dates: July 30- August 3, 2018

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Ages: Rising 6th-8th Grades

Gender: Female

Location: Middle School, Room 7F

Cost: $360

Program Description: Want to give your child a truly unique experience they will love this summer? At Athena’s Path summer camps for rising 6th – 8th graders, your child will make friends, learn to lead, laugh, and figure out how to not just survive but thrive in middle school!

Kids come back over and over to Athena’s Path Summer Camps because they love the friendships they make and the lessons they learn. Your child will have fun, while learning valuable leadership, problem solving and social skills. Through games, activities and lessons the program's goal is to provide these teens the leadership skills to navigate the middle school social scene and beyond.

Instructor: Megan Chambers holds a BA in Psychology from Meredith College and a MA in Psychological Counseling/Student Development from Appalachian State University. She has extensive experience working with children and young adults. She lives in Raleigh with two sons and recently completed Yoga Teacher training, with a focus on Middle School girls in her teaching practice. She loves the idea of working to help empower young women to succeed in creating the life they desire and deserve.

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Middle School Math Magic (6-8)

Camp Partner: Raleigh Tutoring

Dates: July 30-August 3, 2018

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 6th-8th Grade, Coed

Location: Middle School, Room 7E

Cost: $205

Program Description: Compete in Olympic-style math competitions while building your confidence and passion for math. Learn and review the essentials of middle school math such as pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, arithmetic, logic and reasoning, and problem-solving strategies. Group learning exercises such as games and puzzles will make learning more interactive and challenging. As a result, campers will strengthen their math skills and prepare for higher level mathematics.

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.

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Algebra Prep (7-9)

Camp Partner: Raleigh Tutoring

Dates: July 30-August 3, 2018

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 7th-9th Grade, Coed

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

Location: Upper School, Room 141

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.

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Football Flight Camp (7-12)

Dates: July 17-19, 2018 (Three Day Camp)

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 Division 1 players, especially at the Quarterback position.

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Summer Stage Band Camp (7-9)

Dates: June 11-15, 2018

Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Age/Gender: Rising 7th-9th Grades, Coed

Location: Fine Arts Center, Band Room

Cost: $275

Program Description: Campers will spend the week learning a wide variety of band music in pop, rock and roll, and jazz styles, and then present a concert on the last day of camp. Students with experience playing piano, drum set, string bass and guitar and who can read/perform music written specifically for these instruments will be welcomed!

Summer Stage Band camp is open to all 7th-9th students who have at least one year of experience in a Middle School aged band program. Rising 6th graders may be considered, but will need prior approval from the instructor. You can contact Mr. Pendergrass, by emailing him at: bpendergrass@ravenscroft.org.

What to Bring: Campers will need to provide their own instruments, a lunch and snack, and a water bottle.

Instructor: Bill Pendergrass
holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Virginia Wesleyan College, a Master of Divinity in Church Music from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is certified in Music Education through Campbell University. He has over 30 years of experience as a consultant, instructor and arranger for a variety of high school wind ensembles, marching bands, percussion ensembles and hand bell choirs throughout the Southeast. Mr. Pendergrass has been employed at Ravenscroft School since 1994. He has received the Helton Award (1999) and the O’Herron Distinguished Faculty Award (2005). He has also been included in Who’s Who Among American Teachers in 1998, 1999 and 2004. In 2011 he was inducted into the American School Band Directors Association. In 2013 he was presented with the Award of Excellence from the North Carolina Bandmasters Association and the Central District Bandmasters Association. During his tenure at Ravenscroft, the band program has earned numerous awards and recognitions for its performing excellence. Mr. Pendergrass is the retired webmaster for the North Carolina Bandmasters Association and the Central District Bandmasters Association and is an endorser for MakeMusic, Inc. Mr. Pendergrass is also proud to be a charter member of the North Carolina Barbecue Society where he is able to pursue his favorite hobby: sampling barbecue from across the state.

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