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NEW in 2020: Summer Camp Programs!

Westminster Academy offers summer programs for rising JK-12th grade boys and girls from across Memphis. Our mission: to use the summer months to nurture the hearts, minds, and bodies of campers so that they would know the Lord Jesus Christ and worship him with all of their being! Every camp features a devotional time for campers to explore what God says about himself, our world, and how we fit in it. Campers will see God’s truth in action through all sorts of camps: sports, service and stewardship, the arts, and technology. Come join the fun!

Junior Art Factory: Extreme S.T.E.A.M. Fun:

Do you have a budding artist at home? Do you have a child that loves to draw and create? Well, grab your paintbrush and join us for the most creative art class in town. Junior Art Factory allows students to tap into their imagination each week to explore a variety of art mediums, art techniques, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) connections, as well as literature connections to art. Our art classes will help your child develop important skills for school success such as fine motor skills, cognitive skills, language, and following directions. Let us tap into your child’s creativity and let’s get artsy!

  • Computer Explorers
  • June 22-26, 9:00-12:00
  • Rising JK-1st graders
  • $225

Printmaking around the World:

Don’t have time to travel the world this summer? Join us as we explore printmaking, a foundational art technique used in many cultures. We’ll see how fishermen in Japan used gyotaku as part of their businesses. In sub-Saharan Africa, printmaking is used to create mosaic textiles. Dutch artists like Albrecht Durer and Rembrandt used etching as a tool of mass communication, especially to spread the gospel. Campers will explore various print techniques to create their own works of art to bring home. Devotions for the week will center on the printed images of the gospel from classic artists.

  • Tirzah Rhodes
  • June 22-26
  • Rising 2nd-5th: 9:00-12:00
  • Rising 6th and up: 1:00-4:00
  • $185

Self-Portrait: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made:

The psalmist declared, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). All creation was created “good,” according to Genesis 1, but the first “very good” creation was mankind, who was made in the very image of God. Campers will explore these texts and bring life to them through a series of self-portraits. A range of artistic techniques will be used, including papier-mâché, collage, drawing, and painting.

  • Ashley Anthony
  • July 6-10
  • Rising JK-1st: 9:00-12:00
  • Rising 2nd-5th: 1:00-4:00
  • $175

Set Design Camp:

Get out your safety goggles and construction hats! Come design, construct, and decorate the sets for the summer musical: Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr. Students will learn the basics of project management as they create a plan, purchase materials based on a budget, determine a realistic timeline, and work as a team to complete the design. Opportunities for servant leadership will abound as students see needs arise. As students work together to accomplish their goal, they will be embodying 1 Corinthians 12, which will form the basis of devotion for the week.

  • Jocelyn Collins
  • July 6-10, 9:00-4:00
  • Rising 6th grade and up
  • Cost: $295

 

Basketball Camp:

Campers will focus on the fundamentals of basketball skills (dribbling, passing, and shooting) and put those skills into practice by learning a variety of plays. Scrimmages during the week will give opportunity for the teams to work together. All Westminster Academy coaches are professing believers and are in training to be transformational coaches: who use their “coach-power” to nurture and transform players, who are “dedicated to self-understanding and empathy, viewing sports as a virtuous and virtue-giving discipline” (InSideOut Coaching). Daily devotions will focus on practicing and exercising faith, drawing from the many scriptures that make analogy to athletics.

  • June 22-26
  • Rising 5th-12th boys (9:00-12:00)
  • Rising 5th-12th girls (1:00-4:00)
  • $135

Fit Life Camp:

Students will learn the basics of nutrition and lifetime physical fitness. Come learn how muscle groups work together and how to design a good workout. Students will create their own personalized workout and nutrition program. 

  • Coach Dean Helton
  • July 27-31, 1:00-4:00
  • Rising 6th-12th graders

Girls Volleyball Camp:

Campers will strengthen the fundamentals of volleyball (bumping, setting, spiking, and serving) and put it into practice with scrimmages. Emphasis will be put on playing as a team and group communication.  All Westminster Academy coaches are professing believers and are in training to be transformational coaches: who use their “coach-power” to nurture and transform players, who are “dedicated to self-understanding and empathy, viewing sports as a virtuous and virtue-giving discipline” (InSideOut Coaching). Daily devotions will focus on practicing and exercising faith, drawing from the many scriptures that make analogy to athletics.

  • July 13-17
  • Rising 9th-12th (8:30-11:30)
  • Rising 5th-8th (12:00-3:00)
  • $135

Golf Camp:

Campers will hone the basics of their golf game (putting, chipping, golf etiquette). Campers will have the opportunity to not only meet our coaches and experience our rising golf program, they will also get to practice outside, off-site, and use the school’s new golf simulator, where campers can golf at the top courses in the world.  All Westminster Academy coaches are professing believers and are in training to be transformational coaches: who use their “coach-power” to nurture and transform players, who are “dedicated to self-understanding and empathy, viewing sports as a virtuous and virtue-giving discipline” (InSideOut Coaching). Daily devotions will focus on practicing and exercising faith, drawing from the many scriptures that make analogy to athletics.

  • June 22-26
  • Rising 3rd-5th (8:30-9:30), $40
  • Rising 6th-8th (10:00-12:30), $90
  • Rising 9th-12th (12:45-3:00), $90

HappyFeet Soccer:

HappyFeet uses nursery rhymes, songs, stories and fun games with a soccer ball to train motor skill development, dynamic dribbling, shooting skills and fitness. The HappyFeet curriculum is designed to gradually develop ever more advanced physical skills. To make sure every child has a positive experience, HappyFeet classes are non-competitive with each student playing with his/her own Bob the ball.

  • HappyFeet
  • July 20-24, 10:30-11:30
  • Rising JK-1st graders
  • $85

Little Dribblers: Basketball for TOTS:

Little Dribblers will have a blast experiencing the fun of basketball in a fun and nurturing environment. Our program works with the basics of basketball, including hand-eye coordination, ball handling, footwork, dribbling, shooting, and passing. We also include songs, drills, and games to incorporate numeracy and language skills each day. Most importantly, we keep it fun and exciting for the kids while promoting self-esteem, sports etiquette, and benefits of exercise. 

  • BeezyBodies
  • July 27-31, 9:00-12:00
  • Rising JK-1st graders
  • $225

Soccer Camp:

Campers will hone their soccer skills in an encouraging environment. All Westminster Academy coaches are professing believers and are in training to be transformational coaches: who use their “coach-power” to nurture and transform players, who are “dedicated to self-understanding and empathy, viewing sports as a virtuous and virtue-giving discipline” (InSideOut Coaching). Daily devotions will focus on practicing and exercising faith, drawing from the many scriptures that make analogy to athletics.

  • July 20-24
  • 6th-12th (8:30-11:30), $70
  • 2nd-5th (12:00-1:30), $135

Tennis Camp:

Campers will focus on the fundamentals of tennis skills (racquet-handling, forehand, backhand, serving) and will have opportunity to put those skills into practice with scrimmages. All Westminster Academy coaches are professing believers and are in training to be transformational coaches: who use their “coach-power” to nurture and transform players, who are “dedicated to self-understanding and empathy, viewing sports as a virtuous and virtue-giving discipline” (InSideOut Coaching). Daily devotions will focus on practicing and exercising faith, drawing from the many scriptures that make analogy to athletics.

  • June 8-12
  • Rising 3rd-5th (8:30-10:00)
  • Rising 6th-8th (10:30-12:00)
  • Rising 9th-12th (12:30-2:00)
  • $70

Ballet:

Come and learn the art of classical ballet technique in a Christian environment and from a Christian perspective. Anna Joy Powell, an instructor with IPC Ballet for the past two years, will teach a week of ballet classes that emphasize character, discipline, and creativity. Our good Creator has shaped us with hands and arms, feet and legs; dance allows us to offer our gratitude for these blessings in worship. The program will culminate with a short demonstration of lessons learned.

  • Anna Joy Powell
  • June 8-12, 9:00-12:00
  • Rising JK-1st graders
  • $225

 

Civil War Battlefield Tour:

As a port city and railroad hub, Memphis was an important target during the Civil War, and important battles were waged for her control. Join American history teacher Kenneth Read and Athletic Director Kenny Shackleford as we explore the battlefields of Shiloh, Ft. Henry, and Ft. Donelson. Campers will hike about 8 miles each day, and two nights will be spent camping near the battlefields. Parents are welcome to join us on this overnight adventure around West Tennessee.

As we explore the battlefields, we’ll also be exploring the men who fought there and the vibrant spiritual life that they had. When they were in the “valley of the shadow of death,” where did they find their comfort (Psalm 23)? When “mortal enemies surround me,” who was the constant source of hope (Psalm 17)? Daily devotionals will explore the heart and hope of the greatest biblical military man, King David.

  • Schedule for the week:
  • Monday, 9:00-12:00: In class lecture and discussion of pre-readings
  • Tuesday, 7:30 a.m.– Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.: overnight camping trip to the Land Between the Lakes (Ft. Henry and Ft. Donelson)
  • Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–Friday, 3:00 p.m.: overnight camping trip to Shiloh and Big Hill Pond
Field Trip Policy

Field trips provide an excellent learning opportunity to see real life applications. They are an integral part of many of Westminster Academy summer camps.

By registering for the camp, parents are giving permission for the child to ride in school-provided transportation. This also authorizes medical treatment to be given to the student in case of injury.

All students must comply with the July 1, 2004 Tennessee Child Restraint Law when attending a field trip. For all ages a seat belt is required for every passenger.

The behavioral standards that apply to campers on campus also apply to participants in field trips.

  • Kenneth Read & Kenny Shackleford
  • June 8-12
  • Rising 6th and up, parents welcome
  • $395

Outdoor Challenge 2020:

Come join us for an exciting adventure in East Tennessee where we will experience God’s creation up close. God’s word has a lot to say about His creation. As we engage in a variety of activities and challenges together, we will apply Scripture to what we learn about the outdoors and each other. Activities will include:

  • High ropes course
  • Caving in a wild cave
  • Rappelling
  • Paddling training/Zip line
  • Duckie trip down the Upper Hiwassee
  • Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River

We will camp at Camp Lookout in Lookout Mountain, TN, and Gee Creek Campground in Reliance, TN. Campers are responsible for bringing clothes, personal items, and sleeping bag. Campers need to pack a lunch for the first day, and need money for lunch on return trip.

  • Kenny Shackleford & Stephanie Chester
  • July 10-15, 8:00 a.m. Friday- 3:00 p.m. Wednesday
  • Rising 9th-12th
  • $595

Memphis Learn & Serve:

When God commanded Adam to subdue the earth in Genesis 1-2, he was giving mankind a mandate to steward all of creation. The first relationships established in the garden were between man and God, man and man, and man and creation. We have a responsibility to each and, in this camp, campers will use the lens of relationship and stewardship to view the needs of their city and their role in serving the city. Using Genesis 1-2 as a starting point, campers will read and study the needs of Memphis, discussing together what Scripture says should be the response of believers.  Campers will see in person how a variety of ministries serve Memphis, visiting ministries like the Humane Society and World Vision. Guest speakers will address campers and share their role in leading others to serve our city. Campers will have the opportunity to examine their own hearts and vocation, to begin asking what ministry role God has called them to. Campers will receive a copy of When Helping Hurts; lunches for the week are included.

Field Trip Policy

Field trips provide an excellent learning opportunity to see real life applications. They are an integral part of many of Westminster Academy summer camps.

By registering for the camp, parents are giving permission for the child to ride in school-provided transportation. This also authorizes medical treatment to be given to the student in case of injury.

All students must comply with the July 1, 2004 Tennessee Child Restraint Law when attending a field trip. For all ages a seat belt is required for every passenger.

The behavioral standards that apply to campers on campus also apply to participants in field trips.

  • Mary Hollidge
  • July 27-31, 9:00-3:00
  • Rising 6th and up
  • $295

Battlebots:

Let’s get ready to RUMBLE!!! Battebots camps will allow students the opportunity to design, build, program, and control their own battlebot and compete in head-to-head competitions. Students will work with multiple types of bots for their competitions and challenges each day of camp. Engineers will pound, smash, flip, rip, and destroy their opponents’ bot. Bring your game face … winner takes all!

  • Computer Explorers
  • June 8-12, 1:00-4:00
  • Rising 2nd-6th graders
  • $225

Lego Robotics Discovery Zone:

Make.Code.Invent.: Jump in and discover the amazing world of Lego robotics, where imagination and technology collide. Campers will build robots, write fundamental computer programs to set their robots in motion, and watch them communicate using Bluetooth technology. Each day will bring new and exciting themes for their robotic building challenges, crafts, games, and more. We will learn about sensors, motors, logic, flow control, and loops while coding the coolest creations in town. Now’s the time to give your child an EDGE in STEM!

  • Computer Explorers
  • June 15-19, 9:00-12:00
  • Rising 1st-5th graders
  • $225

CSI: Westminster Academy: 

A crime wave has hit Westminster Academy and it is up to the sleuths of CSI: Westminster to uncover whodunit! Each day of CSI Camp, students are faced with a challenge that must be solved using a variety of scientific inquiries, like fingerprinting, ink-identification, and so much more. Logic skills will also be front and center as students reason through the evidence to solve these mysteries. Our scriptural devotions will include a meditation on Psalm 139 and the God from whom no things are hidden, not even the secrets of our hearts. 

  • Julie Davis
  • June 22-26, 1:00-4:00
  • Rising 2nd-5th
  • $175

Lego Movie Magic:

Everything Is Awesome! Campers will learn to create their own awesome stop-motion animated movies with titles, credits, and sound effects. Campers may bring their own Lego pieces or other action figures to enhance their movies; Legos, tablets, and any other required supplies are provided by the camp. The movies will be sent out to each camper for in-home viewing following the camp.

  • Bits, Bytes, and Bots
  • July 6-10, 9:00-12:00
  • Rising 2nd-5th graders
  • $225

Discover the Force Within You:

Star Wars Robotic Lego Camp: Come join us as we re-create Anakin’s workshop! Campers will tinker away and use robotic LEGOS to build fantastic Star Wars creations. Soar through the galaxy with us as we build super spaceships and robots based on the Star Wars movies. Students will grow their knowledge of space, robotics, and coding.

  • Computer Explorers
  • July 27-31, 9:00-12:00
  • Rising 1st-5th graders
  • $225
 

The Stitch School: Boho Camp!

This introduction to sewing will explore basic techniques and equipment in creating a variety of boho-chic projects, including a giant floor pouf, indie elephant with saddle blanket, kimono, and scrunchies. No prior sewing experience needed. Every effort will be made to have camper complete all projects. However, since this will vary based on sewing efficiency and time management, we cannot guarantee that all the projects will be done within camp hours.

  • The Stitch School
  • June 8-12
  • Rising 2nd-5th, 9:00-12:00
  • Rising 6th and up, 1:00-4:00
  • $250

 

ACT Prep:

Westminster Academy students have the highest combined ACT scores of any co-ed school in the Memphis area. Part of that success is due to the ACT prep training of Maylon Jones (algebra and calculus teacher), Mary Read (life science and biology teacher), and Jannica Gregory (English teacher). This team of experts has mined the ACT for its secrets, patterns, and tricks; they are ready to help students discover the best strategies for tackling the test. On the last day of camp, students will take a full practice test and will receive it back graded with individualized materials for further study.

  • Maylon Jones, Mary Read, & Jannica Gregory
  • June 1-5, 1:00-4:00
  • Rising 9th and up
  • $225

Executive Skills Course:

Are you exhausted or frustrated because you don’t know when to quit working on a project? Do you try to please everyone and succeed at everything? Do you spend most of your time organizing and preparing? Do you forget assignments, lose papers, or miss instructions? Are your parents and teachers constantly asking you questions about your responsibilities, reminding you, or preparing everything for you? Do you feel frustrated, stressed, or out of control?

Wherever you are on the spectrum of life, you need executive function skills.

Executive function skills are the cognitive processes children should develop to self-regulate and become independent learners. Many students need coaching and training to build self-confidence and self-worth as they learn to multi-task, focus, sequence and organize, problem solve, increase processing speed, manage time, etc. MAZResources offers training in executive skills in a fun and active environment. Students will leave each session with concrete skills and resources to begin practicing the day’s topic. Each topic will incorporate listening skills and self-awareness, to meet the ultimate goal of self-reliance in learning.

The schedule:

  • Monday: Time Management: Today’s fun activities teach students how to predict length of time a task will take and create visuals for useful schedules and practical routines.
  • Tuesday: Focus: Today’s fun activities teach students how to sustain attention to lengthy or challenging tasks.
  • Wednesday: Working Memory: Today’s fun activities teach students how to process, store, and manage information through Focus Shifting.
  • Thursday: Flexible Thinking: Today’s fun activities teach students how to choose and use strategies for problem solving.
  • Friday: Project Management: Today’s fun activities teach students tools to initiate tasks and complete non-preferred tasks.
  • MAZResources
  • Rising 5th-7th, June 8th-12th
  • Rising 8th-12th, June 15th-19th
  • 9:00-11:00
  • $215

Set Design Camp:

Get out your safety goggles and construction hats! Come design, construct, and decorate the sets for the summer musical: Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr. Students will learn the basics of project management as they create a plan, purchase materials based on a budget, determine a realistic timeline, and work as a team to complete the design. Opportunities for servant leadership will abound as students see needs arise. As students work together to accomplish their goal, they will be embodying 1 Corinthians 12, which will form the basis of devotion for the week.

  • Jocelyn Collins
  • July 6-10, 9:00-4:00
  • Rising 6th grade and up
  • Cost: $295

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.:

Come and celebrate your un-birthday with the Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, and the rest of the insane and inane crew. This classic musical follows Alice as she falls down the rabbit hole and encounters all types of strange and fantastical creatures. Our two-week musical intensive will culminate in a show for family and friends. Join us on July 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

  • Lydia Tilson Hart, Christi Hall, Elaine Clowers
  • July 13-24, 9:00-4:00
  • Rising 1st-9th grade
  • $395

Stone Soup: The Musical:  

When a group of weary travelers creates a delicious meal from some unexpected ingredients, the gloomy citizens of Old Town ask, “Who ever heard of soup from a stone?” Campers will learn that “the greatest gift is to share” with this character-building mini-musical. Students will rehearse the fast-paced and engaging tale and perform it for family and friends at the close of the camp.

  • Elaine Clowers
  • June 15-19, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (performance 11:15 a.m. on June 19)
  • Rising 1st-5th grade
  • $175
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