Summer Camps

Summer Camp Offerings

Find the perfect Summer Encounter for your student. View offerings by rising grade, week, or encounter type.

Offerings by (rising) grade level

List of 14 items.

  • Pre K

    Career Crazy
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $145
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Everyone loves to dress-up and pretend! In this imaginative week, campers will dress up each day and explore what it’s like to be a grown-up! Campers will spend a day on each career where they dress like that profession, learn about that profession, and play at that profession. Careers that keep people safe— like a firefighter or police person, careers that keep people healthy— like a doctor or dentist, careers that nurture— like a teacher, or mommy, or daddy, careers that have action— like a race car driver or athlete, and careers that are just for fun— like a princess or super hero, will all be explored!

    Messy Art
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $160
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves to get down and dirty creating art. Campers will paint with sponges, rolling marbles, and their feet! They will create raised salt paintings, make bubble art, blend marbled shaving cream pictures, and have lots more crazy, messy art fun! This camp focuses on the experience of creating art, rather than the final product and encourages children to think outside the box. Nurture the seeds of creativity in your budding young artist!

    My First Tutu
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $160
    Coaches: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    Calling all aspiring and budding ballerinas! Throughout the week, campers will learn the basics of ballet, dance their way through some story time ballets, and make their own tutus. On Friday,​ ​parents are invited to an informal performance that highlights skills learned this week. Participants need ballet slippers and should wear comfortable clothes that move easily. Leotards may be worn but are not required.

    Paw Patrol
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $160
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    All paws on deck! Come join the crew and learn about safety and the roles that firefighters and police officers (among others) play in our community. A guest police officer will stop by for a visit, and firefighters will come with a fire truck to explore! There will be lots of fun games and Paw-Patrol-inspired crafts.
     
    Playdough
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $160
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves and join the fun of using playdough! This camp is packed with excitement as campers create their own playdough to explore science and art, and develop fine motor skills through sensory learning. There will be color mixing, creating glow-in-the-dark playdough, making a playdough volcano, and much more!

    Tumbling
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $160
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    Learn the basics and foundation of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers.
  • Kindergarten

    Acting 101
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $145
    Instructor: Anne Tromsness, Warehouse Theatre Director of Education
    This exciting camp explores everything acting! Through silly games and pretending, campers learn to express themselves. Campers learn how to speak clearly with a stage voice and how to show emotions through expressions and body language. They even explore some behind-the-scenes aspects of acting, such as how stage makeup works, how the lighting works on stage, and how to perform on stage. Don’t miss this incredible week of acting activities!

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you! Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!

    Animals Around the World
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Laura Huguley, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Let’s travel around the world and visit different animals! Campers will discover animals, their habitats and their behaviors. They will complete crafts, such as animal sculptures, and activities, such as fossil digs, and have adventures with a trip to the Greenville Zoo on Thursday. Animals from the Arctic, reptiles from the desert, aquatic animals, prehistoric animals, and traditional pets will all be explored.

    Animal Art
    June 25– 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Marian Pouch, Local Artist
    Come explore animals through art! This is a great camp for girls and boys who are interested in animals and art. Campers will draw, paint, and model animals using a variety of techniques and materials. From papier-mâché elephant masks to watercolor seascapes, campers will create so many different animals throughout the week. Artists will have a blast and have many wall-worthy keepsakes from this week.

    Basketball Mini-Cavs
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Participants will play games that teach basic basketball skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, and positions. Players will work on fundamentals while improving skills they already possess. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary.

    Book Art
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Illustrations in books are created using many different artistic techniques. Come explore how illustrations are made in this exciting week! Campers will read the book, learn about the process, and then create beautiful works in that style. Some artists and books studied will be Eric Carle, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and Pete the Cat.

    Boot Camp Fun
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, CCES Middle School Christian Education Teacher
    Join the excitement of being a soldier! This week campers move through the ranks as they engage in fun boot‑camp‑style activities! Learn how to march, stand at attention, and dress like a solider. Campers will compete in games and exercises to build teamwork and solve physical challenges. Mini-soldiers enjoy learning how to camouflage with face paint and use Nerf guns to battle.

    Breakfast for Dinner!
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Everyone loves breakfast for dinner! Come learn these simple, hearty meals that bring warmth to any table. Campers learn how to make omelets, pancakes, muffins, biscuits, scrambled eggs, toast, and even homemade butter! This fun week focuses on safety in the kitchen as participants do use the stove and oven. Plus, they learn basic kitchen techniques like measuring, mixing, and timing in food prep.
     
    Career Crazy
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $145
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Everyone loves to dress-up and pretend! In this imaginative week, campers will dress up each day and explore what it’s like to be a grown-up! Campers will spend a day on each career where they dress like that profession, learn about that profession, and play at that profession. Careers that keep people safe— like a firefighter or police person, careers that keep people healthy— like a doctor or dentist, careers that nurture— like a teacher, or mommy, or daddy, careers that have action— like a race car driver or athlete, and careers that are just for fun— like a princess or super hero, will all be explored!

    Ceramics
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up at a later date after the final firing.

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $145
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $145
    Coaches: Nichole Daniels, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach, and Laura Harling, CCES Assistant Varsity Cheerleading Coach
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!

    Christmas in July
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then join us! Spend the week making different Christmas crafts, from gingerbread houses to ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be traditional crafts mixed in with silly fun like Christmas themed Minute to Win it games and, of course, hot chocolate! The week ends with a Christmas PJ party and some caroling. Campers should bring a sweater to decorate. All other supplies are provided.

    Clay Sculptures
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Katie Jones, Elementary School Art Teacher
    It’s moldable, mashable, clay pet week! Campers spend the week creating pets of all sorts out of clay. Hand-building techniques like pinch pot, slab, and coil creation are explored, and participants use these skills to create creatures. Artists may paint their treasures, if they choose, and then take them home at the end of the week.
     
    Construction Kids
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Building abounds in this engineering week! Campers will love to create structures with blocks, Legos, boxes, and PE equipment. They will have competitions and challenges to build the biggest structure, the strongest, the tallest, etc. So, grab your hard-hat and creative ideas for the building bonanza!

    Day Trippers I
    June 4 – 8 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $275
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Don’t want to be stuck indoors all summer? You don’t have to!
    Join the fun and go somewhere different every day! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, enjoy trampolines and obstacle courses at Big Air, hike at Lake Conestee Nature Park, climb to their heart’s content at Frankie’s Fun Park’s Fun House, and explore Roper Mountain Science Center!

    Day Trippers II
    August 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $275
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting
    week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzlin’ summer fun!

    Digging for Dinosaurs
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Roam with us as we uncover the mystery of ages past. Become a paleontologist by digging for dinosaur bones, studying fossils, and considering how dinosaurs became extinct. During this fun-filled week, campers will play games, make their own fossils, and create a dinosaur model to take home. If you “dig” this, then come and join us on an expedition through time!

    Edible Science
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Campers will love this experimental camp! Using only “chemicals” that can be eaten, campers will learn about science concepts using experimentation. Have you ever seen elephant toothpaste? Or turned beets into acid/base indicators? How about learned the states of matter using ice cream and lip balm? After this week, you can say you have!

    How to Cook a Good Book
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Watch out for milkshakes and corn muffins! Fun will definitely be in the air as campers read a variety of children’s literature, such as The Cajun Cornbread Boy and Rodeo Ron and His Milkshake Cows. They then make the delectable treats right from the pages of each book. Campers become active chefs as they measure, chop, bake, and stir their creations. With a small class size and lots of hands-on fun, this cooking class is a yummy treat for all!

    Jump Start Kindergarten
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $165
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Primer Teacher
    Campers will love exploring in this K5 readiness camp! Letters, shapes, numbers, counting, and phonics will surround campers as they delve into centers. In addition to traditional academic skills, campers will spark their curiosity with problem-solving centers using blocks, sorting elements, and light tables. There will also be practice with fine motor skills work, such as pencil holding, cutting, and tracing.

    Little Kids Tennis
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    July 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Coach: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher and tennis player
    Using proven methods to teach tennis to our youngest players, basic tennis skills are taught in this fun, skill-driven camp. The equipment used caters to younger players, with balls designed for slower speeds and rackets made for smaller hands. Camp is mostly indoors, and the environment is adapted for campers’ size. Through fun games and technique lessons, participants will develop a love for the game! All equipment is provided.

    Martial Arts
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.

    Messy Art
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $160
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves to get down and dirty creating art. Campers will paint with sponges, rolling marbles, and their feet! They will create raised salt paintings, make bubble art, blend marbled shaving cream pictures, and have lots more crazy, messy art fun! This camp focuses on the experience of creating art, rather than the final product and encourages children to think outside the box. Nurture the seeds of creativity in your budding young artist!

    Move, Play, Sing
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Movement and music go hand in hand. In this camp, participants will find the connections between music, movement, and play. Campers will sing songs, play games, learn rhymes, and play percussion instruments. Creative movement can be based on stories, sounds, poems, and musical inspiration. Campers will have time to explore and develop their own creativity, to work with others, and to share with the group!

    My First Tutu
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $160
    Coaches: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    Calling all aspiring and budding ballerinas! Throughout the week, campers will learn the basics of ballet, dance their way through some story time ballets, and make their own tutus. On ​​Friday,​ ​parents are invited to an informal performance that highlights skills learned this week. Participants need ballet slippers and should wear comfortable clothes that move easily. Leotards may be worn but are not required.

    My Little Pony
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    “My little pony, my little pony, I used to wonder what friendship could be until you all shared its magic with me…” Get ready for a fun filled week of exploring the magical world of My Little Pony. Bring all your ponies for us to play with and learn about all the different friends, old and new. There will be games, crafts and end the week with watching the My Little Pony movie. It will be a week filled with friendship, magic and play.

    Ninja Turtles
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Coach: Tippi Saddler, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Calling all heroes in a half shell! Join this exciting week of Ninja Turtle games and crafts. Complete the ninja training course, make nunchakus, and hone your pizza-throwing skills. It wouldn’t be complete without a mask and Ninja Turtle name and power for each camper.

    Outer Space
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Ali Raffensperger, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Learn all about space in this super-galactic adventure. Campers will learn about the stars and planets and specifically those in our solar system. They will learn how our moon affects our oceans and why it looks so different throughout the month. Budding astronauts will build a spaceship and space helmet. Through interactive play and crafts, campers will be excited about the science concepts explored!
     
    Paul T. Riddle’s Drums:
    Beginner only
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.

    Paw Patrol
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $160
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    All paws on deck! Come join the crew and learn about safety and the roles that firefighters and police officers (among others) play in our community. A guest police officer will stop by for a visit, and firefighters will come with a fire truck to explore! There will be lots of fun games and Paw-Patrol-inspired crafts.

    Percussion
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Come use all the instruments you beg to play in music class! Drums, xylophones, tambourines, and wood blocks will all be explored this week! Participants will learn about special African drums along with classroom instruments and experience beat, rhythm, and musical patterns. Campers will create their own music and discover sounds that go with stories and songs. Campers will love the individual exploration and the group drumming.

    Pet Care
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $160
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.

    Playdough
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $160
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves and join the fun of using playdough! This camp is packed with excitement as campers create their own playdough to explore science and art, and develop fine motor skills through sensory learning. There will be color mixing, creating glow-in-the-dark playdough, making a playdough volcano, and much more!

    Princess Art
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Marian Pouch, Local Artist
    Calling all princesses! Come sparkle and shine during a fabulous week of creating royal pieces just for you! Artists can paint, draw, and create to their hearts’ content, crafting beautiful items like crowns and castles. Princesses also need jewelry and trinket storage which we will make this week. We will have a fancy time including a dress up day Friday when we will wear our princess art creations!

    Princess Tea Party
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Here ye Here ye…By order of the Queen all little maidens are invited to a princess tea party. Come each day and discover the world of a proper English Tea. Campers will learn about different kinds of teas, proper tea etiquette, how to make yummy, traditional, tea-time snacks, and create several crafts to decorate the tea experience throughout the week. On Friday, come dressed as your favorite princess for a royal tea experience.

    Primer Prep
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $165
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $165
    Instructor: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher
    This class is open only to CCES Primer Students/Applicants.
    Come experience a typical Primer day at CCES! Your child will enjoy exciting writing, math, reading, and morning meeting activities. Your Primer-to-be will also explore our campus and future classrooms to learn where important spots used throughout the school year are located, such as the lunchroom, library, art room, playground, and restrooms. Campers will start building friendships that will last a lifetime! Parents are invited to join their Primers on Friday, so they may introduce you to their new friends and show you all the exciting things they have been exploring. Ease the anxiety of the first day of school and car line by joining Primer Prep.

    Raceway
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Ashley Waters, CCES Lower School Assitant Teacher
    Rev your engines as this camp brings all the fun of racing cars! Avid toy car drivers will speed, slide, and spin through race tracks and obstacles. Campers will design garages to refuel and have friendly competitions. It can be a messy job and cars will enjoy some car washing and detailing, too. Let’s put the fun in overdrive!

    Roller Time Skating
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.

    Science Explorers
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join in the hands-on science fun! Campers interested in the sun, wind, electricity, insects, plants, or water should come and experiment as camp explores a smorgasbord of science fun. Every day will be filled with age-appropriate experiments and activities to create take-home items! Handouts for each science skill will be sent home daily for sharing with family and friends, and projects created will go home to be enjoyed by all.

    Shark Week
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love sharks? Then join this exciting week of shark exploration! Campers will learn about shark anatomy, diet, and movement. They will make exciting ocean crafts and shark tooth jewelry. They will play games and use kinesthetic activities to simulate shark movements in the water. The week would not be complete without painting shark models! Don’t miss this awesome week of shark adventure!

    Soccer Mini-Cavs
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Coaches: James Greco, CCES Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, and Sean Vick, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach
    Mini-Cavs Camp is coed and designed for recreational players. The focus will be on basic skills in ball handling, passing, shooting, and positions. Camp will incorporate many games and contests to allow campers to practice skills in a fun environment. Each day will end with small-sided matches.

    Sports Around the World
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Coach: Ashley Runge, CCES Lower School Primer Assistant Teacher
    Join this sports and crafts exploration camp! Each day will bring discovery of a different sport played around the world. In addition to learning about the sport, campers will practice skills and have a match. Then, they will create fun crafts to celebrate the sport. So, come learn about soccer and create a colorful pinata! Learn about volleyball and create a Brazilian carnival mask! Learn about basketball, field hockey and more, mixed in with lots of great crafts!

    Star Wars
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Explore Star Wars characters, aliens, weapons, and spacecrafts with active play and crafts. Learn lightsaber choreography from the movies and battle friends. Then, use the green-screen to act out Star Wars scenes dressed-up as your favorite character.

    Summer Fun Sampler
    July 2 – 6 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $185 (no Wednesday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!

    Super Heroes
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a week of super‑hero fun! This camp gets off the ground as campers create their own super-hero character with super powers and a cool super costume! Campers will discuss fictional super heroes, discover why they love them, and then become super heroes to our community. Through writing get-well notes to children in the hospital, making special treats for our friends in a nursing home, designing cards for troops overseas, and much more, campers will learn how they can be true super heroes to those around them. Campers will also deliver Meals on Wheels one morning and get to share a special prayer with those clients they visit. In addition, local super heroes (such as a police officer) will come visit camp during the week. Don’t miss this week of heartfelt activities your child will never forget!
     
    The Best of Summer
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $235
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Summer is almost over, but it won’t feel like it this week! The entire week will be spent doing the things campers love best about summer — such as water games, outdoor fun, and crafts. There will be some summer cooking as campers make ice cream and have a traditional cookout. Campers can suggest and vote on activities to fill out the week and truly spend time doing their favorite summer activities (capture the flag anyone?). Campers will also venture off campus to bowl, to decorate cupcakes, and to jump at Pump It Up.

    The Great Playground Hunt
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $235
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!

    Tumbling
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 1 • $160
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $160
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    Learn the basics and foundation of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers.

    Under the Sea
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Jennifer Eley, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Join us as we set sail for a magical week of adventure under the sea. Campers will have oceans of fun through crafts, a special movie, games, breaking a piñata, and more. Little explorers will make their own ocean in a bottle, play with bubbles, make sea creatures, and learn about ocean animals!
     
    Wrestling
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!

    Yoga
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $145
    Coach: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
  • 1st Grade

    Acting 101
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $145
    Instructor: Anne Tromsness, Warehouse Theatre Director of Education
    This exciting camp explores everything acting! Through silly games and pretending, campers learn to express themselves. Campers learn how to speak clearly with a stage voice and how to show emotions through expressions and body language. They even explore some behind-the-scenes aspects of acting, such as how stage makeup works, how the lighting works on stage, and how to perform on stage. Don’t miss this incredible week of acting activities!

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you! Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!

    Animals Around the World
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Laura Huguley, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Let’s travel around the world and visit different animals! Campers will discover animals, their habitats and their behaviors. They will complete crafts, such as animal sculptures, and activities, such as fossil digs, and have adventures with a trip to the Greenville Zoo on Thursday. Animals from the Arctic, reptiles from the desert, aquatic animals, prehistoric animals, and traditional pets will all be explored.

    Animal Art
    June 25– 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Marian Pouch, Local Artist
    Come explore animals through art! This is a great camp for girls and boys who are interested in animals and art. Campers will draw, paint, and model animals using a variety of techniques and materials. From papier-mâché elephant masks to watercolor seascapes, campers will create so many different animals throughout the week. Artists will have a blast and have many wall-worthy keepsakes from this week.
     
    Art Adventures
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art, and make some of your own! Students will visit an artist’s studio, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.

    Art Graffiti
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Learn how to draw graffiti-style letters, shapes, and figures! Participants will create word art, a chalk painting, a life-size self-portrait, and leave their marks around campus too while having lots of fun!

    Art in the Great Outdoors
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be inspired by the beauty of nature! Campers will travel with sketchbooks in hand, using an artist’s eye on field trips to Lake Conestee Nature Park and look carefully at the beauty around us! Wonderful parts of nature including weather, plants, and animals, up close or from a distance, will be the subjects for expressing observations and impressions through drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography.

    Art Magic
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer.

    Basketball Mini-Cavs
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Participants will play games that teach basic basketball skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, and positions. Players will work on fundamentals while improving skills they already possess. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary.
     
    Beach Art
    July 23– 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle and bowl, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!

    Beach Dance Party
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    A week long session of dancing to your favorite beach music. This camp is perfect for those that just need to move! Moana, The Little Mermaid, and Teen Beach Movie will all make their way into our week. Each day will be accompanied by a craft to use in the dances. An informal showcase is held at the end of the week for all parents to view what the campers learned.

    Bee-Bots I
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Bee-Bots are robots that can be programmed with 40 commands for directional movement. These little guys are great fun to play with and teach many concepts along with basic programming. Campers will learn how to program the Bee-Bots, then they will complete challenges with them and let their Bee-Bots compete! Math computation practice is hidden in programming, so learning is fun!

    Bee-Bots II
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Bee-Bots are robots that can be programmed with 40 commands for directional movement. These little guys are great fun to play with! This camp is for those who completed Bee-Bots I or have experience programming the robots. In this course advanced challenges will be completed. Critical thinking skills development and computation practice are hidden in these challenges.

    Book Art
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Illustrations in books are created using many different artistic techniques. Come explore how illustrations are made in this exciting week! Campers will read the book, learn about the process, and then create beautiful works in that style. Some artists and books studied will be Eric Carle, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and Pete the Cat.
     
    Boot Camp Fun
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, CCES Middle School Christian Education Teacher
    Join the excitement of being a soldier! This week campers move through the ranks as they engage in fun boot‑camp‑style activities! Learn how to march, stand at attention, and dress like a solider. Campers will compete in games and exercises to build teamwork and solve physical challenges. Mini-soldiers enjoy learning how to camouflage with face paint and use Nerf guns to battle.

    Breakfast for Dinner!
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Everyone loves breakfast for dinner! Come learn these simple, hearty meals that bring warmth to any table. Campers learn how to make omelets, pancakes, muffins, biscuits, scrambled eggs, toast, and even homemade butter! This fun week focuses on safety in the kitchen as participants do use the stove and oven. Plus, they learn basic kitchen techniques like measuring, mixing, and timing in food prep.

    Career Crazy
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $145
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Everyone loves to dress-up and pretend! In this imaginative week, campers will dress up each day and explore what it’s like to be a grown-up! Campers will spend a day on each career where they dress like that profession, learn about that profession, and play at that profession. Careers that keep people safe— like a firefighter or police person, careers that keep people healthy— like a doctor or dentist, careers that nurture— like a teacher, or mommy, or daddy, careers that have action— like a race car driver or athlete, and careers that are just for fun— like a princess or super hero, will all be explored!

    Ceramics
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up at a later date after the final firing.
     
    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $145
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $145
    Coaches: Nichole Daniels, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach, and Laura Harling, CCES Assistant Varsity Cheerleading Coach
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!

    Chinese Culture Arts
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come explore Chinese culture through art. Learn about traditions, ceremonies, simple terms, and create lovely pieces at the same time! Campers create cut works of art, such as lanterns and characters. They learn how to paint traditional calligraphy and animals. Artists also learn special folding techniques to make origami and kites. Participants even play traditional children’s games, such as Chinese chess, Chinese checkers, Feather Kick Shuttlecock, and more. Don’t miss this beautiful week of culture study!

    Christmas in July
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then join us! Spend the week making different Christmas crafts, from gingerbread houses to ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be traditional crafts mixed in with silly fun like Christmas themed Minute to Win it games and, of course, hot chocolate! The week ends with a Christmas PJ party and some caroling. Campers should bring a sweater to decorate. All other supplies are provided.

    Clay Sculptures
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Katie Jones, Elementary School Art Teacher
    It’s moldable, mashable, clay pet week! Campers spend the week creating pets of all sorts out of clay. Hand-building techniques like pinch pot, slab, and coil creation are explored, and participants use these skills to create creatures. Artists may paint their treasures, if they choose, and then take them home at the end of the week.

    Construction Kids
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Building abounds in this engineering week! Campers will love to create structures with blocks, Legos, boxes, and PE equipment. They will have competitions and challenges to build the biggest structure, the strongest, the tallest, etc. So, grab your hard-hat and creative ideas for the building bonanza!

    Day Trippers I
    June 4 – 8 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $275
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Don’t want to be stuck indoors all summer? You don’t have to! Join the fun and go somewhere different every day! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, enjoy trampolines and obstacle courses at Big Air, hike at Lake Conestee Nature Park, climb to their heart’s content at Frankie’s Fun Park’s Fun House, and explore Roper Mountain Science Center!

    Day Trippers II
    August 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $275
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzlin’ summer fun!

    Digging for Dinosaurs
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Roam with us as we uncover the mystery of ages past. Become a paleontologist by digging for dinosaur bones, studying fossils, and considering how dinosaurs became extinct. During this fun-filled week, campers will play games, make their own fossils, and create a dinosaur model to take home. If you “dig” this, then come and join us on an expedition through time!

    Edible Science
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Campers will love this experimental camp! Using only “chemicals” that can be eaten, campers will learn about science concepts using experimentation. Have you ever seen elephant toothpaste? Or turned beets into acid/base indicators? How about learned the states of matter using ice cream and lip balm? After this week, you can say you have!

    FUNdamentals of Art
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Techniques will be a focus of this camp, so come enjoy getting back to basics.

    Garden Art
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Display your art outside! Participants will create lots of amazing work the whole family can enjoy, including a mosaic stepping stone and planter, wind chime, fairy garden sculpture, bird feeder, and more! Don’t miss the fun of creating beautiful art for your garden!

    Girly Book Club
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $145
    Instructor: Paige Armstrong, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Don’t miss this week’s adventures through popular girl book series! Join Pinkalicious, Fancy Nancy, Olivia the Pig, Amelia Bedelia, and Eloise in exciting activities inspired by their stories. Each day will explore a different character with themed crafts, action, and, of course, read-alouds of their books!

    How to Cook a Good Book
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Watch out for milkshakes and corn muffins! Fun will definitely be in the air as campers read a variety of children’s literature, such as The Cajun Cornbread Boy and Rodeo Ron and His Milkshake Cows. They then make the delectable treats right from the pages of each book. Campers become active chefs as they measure, chop, bake, and stir their creations. With a small class size and lots of hands-on fun, this cooking class is a yummy treat for all!

    Jump Start 1st Grade
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 • $165
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 • $165
    Instructor: Paige Armstrong, CCES First Grade Teacher
    Make a smooth transition into first grade with a week of fun activities designed to get the brain moving again. A review of phonetic skills, reading strategies, and writing techniques will be coupled with math concepts and games. Campers will gain confidence and maturity while having fun with academic games, individual work, and group work. Campers will fly into first grade with a positive attitude after this exciting summer review!

    Lacrosse Coed
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $145
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $145
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $145
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.
     
    LEGOmaniacs!
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $160
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    LEGOs, LEGOs, everywhere! Join us for a week of LEGO fun! Every day campers will explore building with LEGOs. We will build from kits and from our imaginations. Campers will be challenged with daily contests to work on as a team or individually, where they learn engineering skills to build structures taller, span greater spaces, or move objects. There will also be free build time for campers to create amazing, unique pieces that they can share with the group. The week will end with a special challenge and a LEGO kit to take home.

    Little Kids Tennis
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    July 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Coach: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher and tennis player
    Using proven methods to teach tennis to our youngest players, basic tennis skills are taught in this fun, skill-driven camp. The equipment used caters to younger players, with balls designed for slower speeds and rackets made for smaller hands. Camp is mostly indoors, and the environment is adapted for campers’ size. Through fun games and technique lessons, participants will develop a love for the game! All equipment is provided.

    Magic Tree House
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $145
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Jack and Annie love to explore and go on adventures. Come join them as we travel to a different place each day. We will travel to Australia to learn how life is there and have a chance to see a real boomerang and a didgeridoo. While in Hawaii, we will have a Luau party. Then, it’s off to China to learn about Pandas and celebrate a Chinese New Year. The Rainforest is full of animals to learn about while visiting the Amazon. The week will end as we become Pirates searching for a treasure.

    Martial Arts
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     
    Messy Art
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $160
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves to get down and dirty creating art. Campers will paint with sponges, rolling marbles, and their feet! They will create raised salt paintings, make bubble art, blend marbled shaving cream pictures, and have lots more crazy, messy art fun! This camp focuses on the experience of creating art, rather than the final product and encourages children to think outside the box. Nurture the seeds of creativity in your budding young artist!

    Move, Play, Sing
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Movement and music go hand in hand. In this camp, participants will find the connections between music, movement, and play. Campers will sing songs, play games, learn rhymes, and play percussion instruments. Creative movement can be based on stories, sounds, poems, and musical inspiration. Campers will have time to explore and develop their own creativity, to work with others, and to share with the group!

    My First Tutu
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $160
    Coaches: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    Calling all aspiring and budding ballerinas! Throughout the week, campers will learn the basics of ballet, dance their way through some story time ballets, and make their own tutus. On Friday,​ ​parents are invited to an informal performance that highlights skills learned this week. Participants need ballet slippers and should wear comfortable clothes that move easily. Leotards may be worn but are not required.

    My Little Pony
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    “My little pony, my little pony, I used to wonder what friendship could be until you all shared its magic with me…” Get ready for a fun filled week of exploring the magical world of My Little Pony. Bring all your ponies for us to play with and learn about all the different friends, old and new. There will be games, crafts and end the week with watching the My Little Pony movie. It will be a week filled with friendship, magic and play.
     
    Nature & Namaste
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $160
    Coach: Kathy Hinrichsen, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher, and Nick Hinrichsen, CCES Middle School Director
    Spend five days enjoying a blend of yoga and hiking local trails. Two of the days, campers will stay at school and experience the benefits of yoga by gaining greater flexibility and strength, while having fun. They will also learn healthy and creative ways to make fruit bowls, smoothies, ice cream, and crafts for boys and girls. The other three days, campers will enjoy the best that nature can “serve up” when we travel by CCES mini-bus to take beautiful, short day-hikes. Various hiking locations will include Lake Conestee, Paris Mountain, and Cedar Falls Park. Campers need to bring a yoga mat, wear comfortable clothing and shoes for hiking, and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

    Ninja Turtles
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Coach: Tippi Saddler, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Calling all heroes in a half shell! Join this exciting week of Ninja Turtle games and crafts. Complete the ninja training course, make nunchakus, and hone your pizza-throwing skills. It wouldn’t be complete without a mask and Ninja Turtle name and power for each camper.

    Outer Space
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Ali Raffensperger, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Learn all about space in this super-galactic adventure. Campers will learn about the stars and planets and specifically those in our solar system. They will learn how our moon affects our oceans and why it looks so different throughout the month. Budding astronauts will build a spaceship and space helmet. Through interactive play and crafts, campers will be excited about the science concepts explored!

    Paul T. Riddle’s Drums:
    Beginner only
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     
    Paw Patrol
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $160
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    All paws on deck! Come join the crew and learn about safety and the roles that firefighters and police officers (among others) play in our community. A guest police officer will stop by for a visit, and firefighters will come with a fire truck to explore! There will be lots of fun games and Paw-Patrol-inspired crafts.

    Percussion
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Come use all the instruments you beg to play in music class! Drums, xylophones, tambourines, and wood blocks will all be explored this week! Participants will learn about special African drums along with classroom instruments and experience beat, rhythm, and musical patterns. Campers will create their own music and discover sounds that go with stories and songs. Campers will love the individual exploration and the group drumming.

    Pet Care
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $160
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     
    Pokémon Fun
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $160
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join Pikachu and his friends in a week of fun! Learn the basics of battling with the trading cards and compete throughout the week to earn some free packs of your own. Campers will also spend the week designing their own cards to use in battle, writing their own Pokémon adventure, and other Pokémon-related activities and games. Participants should bring their trading cards from home each day (some will be provided).

    Princess Art
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Marian Pouch, Local Artist
    Calling all princesses! Come sparkle and shine during a fabulous week of creating royal pieces just for you! Artists can paint, draw, and create to their hearts’ content, crafting beautiful items like crowns and castles. Princesses also need jewelry and trinket storage which we will make this week. We will have a fancy time including a dress up day Friday when we will wear our princess art creations!

    Princess Tea Party
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Here ye Here ye…By order of the Queen all little maidens are invited to a princess tea party. Come each day and discover the world of a proper English Tea. Campers will learn about different kinds of teas, proper tea etiquette, how to make yummy, traditional, tea-time snacks, and create several crafts to decorate the tea experience throughout the week. On Friday, come dressed as your favorite princess for a royal tea experience.

    Raceway
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Ashley Waters, CCES Lower School Assitant Teacher
    Rev your engines as this camp brings all the fun of racing cars! Avid toy car drivers will speed, slide, and spin through race tracks and obstacles. Campers will design garages to refuel and have friendly competitions. It can be a messy job and cars will enjoy some car washing and detailing, too. Let’s put the fun in overdrive!

    Ratatouille Little Chefs
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $160 Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Calling all future great cooks! Tie on your aprons and join us in the kitchen for real kid-safe cooking. If you love to help in the kitchen, you’ll enjoy learning to follow a recipe, measure, mix, and sample new ingredients. Warning: tasting and spoon licking is required!

    Roller Time Skating
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.

    Science Explorers
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join in the hands-on science fun! Campers interested in the sun, wind, electricity, insects, plants, or water should come and experiment as camp explores a smorgasbord of science fun. Every day will be filled with age-appropriate experiments and activities to create take-home items! Handouts for each science skill will be sent home daily for sharing with family and friends, and projects created will go home to be enjoyed by all.
     
    Shark Week
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love sharks? Then join this exciting week of shark exploration! Campers will learn about shark anatomy, diet, and movement. They will make exciting ocean crafts and shark tooth jewelry. They will play games and use kinesthetic activities to simulate shark movements in the water. The week would not be complete without painting shark models! Don’t miss this awesome week of shark adventure!

    Soccer Mini-Cavs
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Coaches: James Greco, CCES Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, and Sean Vick, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach
    Mini-Cavs Camp is coed and designed for recreational players. The focus will be on basic skills in ball handling, passing, shooting, and positions. Camp will incorporate many games and contests to allow campers to practice skills in a fun environment. Each day will end with small-sided matches.

    Sports Around the World
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Coach: Ashley Runge, CCES Lower School Primer Assistant Teacher
    Join this sports and crafts exploration camp! Each day will bring discovery of a different sport played around the world. In addition to learning about the sport, campers will practice skills and have a match. Then, they will create fun crafts to celebrate the sport. So, come learn about soccer and create a colorful pinata! Learn about volleyball and create a Brazilian carnival mask! Learn about basketball, field hockey and more, mixed in with lots of great crafts!

    Sports Sampler
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Love to play games and sports? Then join this exciting sports camp that lets campers participate in a variety of sports and games all week! Soccer, basketball, flag football, tennis, Frisbee golf, lacrosse (non-contact), and gym games are just a few of the fun sports explored. Each day consists of multiple activities. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment and balls if they would like. A daily schedule of sports covered will be emailed the week before camp, so participants know what days to bring what equipment (optional to bring equipment).

    Star Wars
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Explore Star Wars characters, aliens, weapons, and spacecrafts with active play and crafts. Learn lightsaber choreography from the movies and battle friends. Then, use the green-screen to act out Star Wars scenes dressed-up as your favorite character.
     
    STEAM Art
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Full STEAM Ahead— through activities like fantasy structures, art bot drawing machines, op art paintings, and a Fibonacci collage, campers will learn how art, science, engineering, math, and technology are intertwined! Come join us and discover the art connections!

    Summer Fun Sampler
    July 2 – 6 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $185 (no Wednesday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!

    Super Heroes
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a week of super‑hero fun! This camp gets off the ground as campers create their own super-hero character with super powers and a cool super costume! Campers will discuss fictional super heroes, discover why they love them, and then become super heroes to our community. Through writing get-well notes to children in the hospital, making special treats for our friends in a nursing home, designing cards for troops overseas, and much more, campers will learn how they can be true super heroes to those around them. Campers will also deliver Meals on Wheels one morning and get to share a special prayer with those clients they visit. In addition, local super heroes (such as a police officer) will come visit camp during the week. Don’t miss this week of heartfelt activities your child will never forget!

    Tents, Teepees, & Other Indoor Hideouts
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $160 Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    A secret hideout, a special hidey-hole, a private place for a sleepover, or a comfy reading nook is what campers will learn to create this week. Using simple materials and “tricks of the trade,” kids will have fun imagining their own get-away spot to create in their home without taking up an entire room. Bring a flashlight if you can, and adults are not allowed in this camp!

    The Best of Summer
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $235
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Summer is almost over, but it won’t feel like it this week! The entire week will be spent doing the things campers love best about summer — such as water games, outdoor fun, and crafts. There will be some summer cooking as campers make ice cream and have a traditional cookout. Campers can suggest and vote on activities to fill out the week and truly spend time doing their favorite summer activities (capture the flag anyone?). Campers will also venture off campus to bowl, to decorate cupcakes, and to jump at Pump It Up.

    The Great Playground Hunt
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $235
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!

    Tumbling
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $160
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 1 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    Learn the basics and foundation of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers.

    Under the Sea
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Jennifer Eley, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Join us as we set sail for a magical week of adventure under the sea. Campers will have oceans of fun through crafts, a special movie, games, breaking a piñata, and more. Little explorers will make their own ocean in a bottle, play with bubbles, make sea creatures, and learn about ocean animals!
     
    Wrestling
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!

    Yoga
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $145
    Coach: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
  • 2nd grade

    Acting 101
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $145
    Instructor: Anne Tromsness, Warehouse Theatre Director of Education
    This exciting camp explores everything acting! Through silly games and pretending, campers learn to express themselves. Campers learn how to speak clearly with a stage voice and how to show emotions through expressions and body language. They even explore some behind-the-scenes aspects of acting, such as how stage makeup works, how the lighting works on stage, and how to perform on stage. Don’t miss this incredible week of acting activities!

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you! Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!

    Animals Around the World
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Laura Huguley, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Let’s travel around the world and visit different animals! Campers will discover animals, their habitats and their behaviors. They will complete crafts, such as animal sculptures, and activities, such as fossil digs, and have adventures with a trip to the Greenville Zoo on Thursday. Animals from the Arctic, reptiles from the desert, aquatic animals, prehistoric animals, and traditional pets will all be explored.

    Animal Art
    June 25– 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Marian Pouch, Local Artist
    Come explore animals through art! This is a great camp for girls and boys who are interested in animals and art. Campers will draw, paint, and model animals using a variety of techniques and materials. From papier-mâché elephant masks to watercolor seascapes, campers will create so many different animals throughout the week. Artists will have a blast and have many wall-worthy keepsakes from this week.
     
    Art Adventures
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art, and make some of your own! Students will visit an artist’s studio, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.

    Art Graffiti
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Learn how to draw graffiti-style letters, shapes, and figures! Participants will create word art, a chalk painting, a life-size self-portrait, and leave their marks around campus too while having lots of fun!

    Art in the Great Outdoors
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be inspired by the beauty of nature! Campers will travel with sketchbooks in hand, using an artist’s eye on field trips to Lake Conestee Nature Park and look carefully at the beauty around us! Wonderful parts of nature including weather, plants, and animals, up close or from a distance, will be the subjects for expressing observations and impressions through drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography.

    Art Magic
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer.

    Basketball Mini-Cavs
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Participants will play games that teach basic basketball skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, and positions. Players will work on fundamentals while improving skills they already possess. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary.
     
    Beach Art
    July 23– 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle and bowl, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!

    Beach Dance Party
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    A week long session of dancing to your favorite beach music. This camp is perfect for those that just need to move! Moana, The Little Mermaid, and Teen Beach Movie will all make their way into our week. Each day will be accompanied by a craft to use in the dances. An informal showcase is held at the end of the week for all parents to view what the campers learned.

    Bee-Bots I
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Bee-Bots are robots that can be programmed with 40 commands for directional movement. These little guys are great fun to play with and teach many concepts along with basic programming. Campers will learn how to program the Bee-Bots, then they will complete challenges with them and let their Bee-Bots compete! Math computation practice is hidden in programming, so learning is fun!

    Bee-Bots II
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Bee-Bots are robots that can be programmed with 40 commands for directional movement. These little guys are great fun to play with! This camp is for those who completed Bee-Bots I or have experience programming the robots. In this course advanced challenges will be completed. Critical thinking skills development and computation practice are hidden in these challenges.

    Book Art
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Illustrations in books are created using many different artistic techniques. Come explore how illustrations are made in this exciting week! Campers will read the book, learn about the process, and then create beautiful works in that style. Some artists and books studied will be Eric Carle, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and Pete the Cat.
     
    Boot Camp Fun
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, CCES Middle School Christian Education Teacher
    Join the excitement of being a soldier! This week campers move through the ranks as they engage in fun boot‑camp‑style activities! Learn how to march, stand at attention, and dress like a solider. Campers will compete in games and exercises to build teamwork and solve physical challenges. Mini-soldiers enjoy learning how to camouflage with face paint and use Nerf guns to battle.

    Breakfast for Dinner!
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Everyone loves breakfast for dinner! Come learn these simple, hearty meals that bring warmth to any table. Campers learn how to make omelets, pancakes, muffins, biscuits, scrambled eggs, toast, and even homemade butter! This fun week focuses on safety in the kitchen as participants do use the stove and oven. Plus, they learn basic kitchen techniques like measuring, mixing, and timing in food prep.

    Career Crazy
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $145
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Everyone loves to dress-up and pretend! In this imaginative week, campers will dress up each day and explore what it’s like to be a grown-up! Campers will spend a day on each career where they dress like that profession, learn about that profession, and play at that profession. Careers that keep people safe— like a firefighter or police person, careers that keep people healthy— like a doctor or dentist, careers that nurture— like a teacher, or mommy, or daddy, careers that have action— like a race car driver or athlete, and careers that are just for fun— like a princess or super hero, will all be explored!

    Ceramics
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up at a later date after the final firing.
     
    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $145
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $145
    Coaches: Nichole Daniels, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach, and Laura Harling, CCES Assistant Varsity Cheerleading Coach
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!

    Chinese Culture Arts
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come explore Chinese culture through art. Learn about traditions, ceremonies, simple terms, and create lovely pieces at the same time! Campers create cut works of art, such as lanterns and characters. They learn how to paint traditional calligraphy and animals. Artists also learn special folding techniques to make origami and kites. Participants even play traditional children’s games, such as Chinese chess, Chinese checkers, Feather Kick Shuttlecock, and more. Don’t miss this beautiful week of culture study!

    Christmas in July
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then join us! Spend the week making different Christmas crafts, from gingerbread houses to ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be traditional crafts mixed in with silly fun like Christmas themed Minute to Win it games and, of course, hot chocolate! The week ends with a Christmas PJ party and some caroling. Campers should bring a sweater to decorate. All other supplies are provided.

    Clay Sculptures
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Katie Jones, Elementary School Art Teacher
    It’s moldable, mashable, clay pet week! Campers spend the week creating pets of all sorts out of clay. Hand-building techniques like pinch pot, slab, and coil creation are explored, and participants use these skills to create creatures. Artists may paint their treasures, if they choose, and then take them home at the end of the week.

    Construction Kids
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Building abounds in this engineering week! Campers will love to create structures with blocks, Legos, boxes, and PE equipment. They will have competitions and challenges to build the biggest structure, the strongest, the tallest, etc. So, grab your hard-hat and creative ideas for the building bonanza!

    Day Trippers I
    June 4 – 8 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $275
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Don’t want to be stuck indoors all summer? You don’t have to! Join the fun and go somewhere different every day! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, enjoy trampolines and obstacle courses at Big Air, hike at Lake Conestee Nature Park, climb to their heart’s content at Frankie’s Fun Park’s Fun House, and explore Roper Mountain Science Center!

    Day Trippers II
    August 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $275
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting
    week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzlin’ summer fun!

    Digging for Dinosaurs
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Roam with us as we uncover the mystery of ages past. Become a paleontologist by digging for dinosaur bones, studying fossils, and considering how dinosaurs became extinct. During this fun-filled week, campers will play games, make their own fossils, and create a dinosaur model to take home. If you “dig” this, then come and join us on an expedition through time!

    Edible Science
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Campers will love this experimental camp! Using only “chemicals” that can be eaten, campers will learn about science concepts using experimentation. Have you ever seen elephant toothpaste? Or turned beets into acid/base indicators? How about learned the states of matter using ice cream and lip balm? After this week, you can say you have!

    FUNdamentals of Art
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Techniques will be a focus of this camp, so come enjoy getting back to basics.

    Garden Art
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Display your art outside! Participants will create lots of amazing work the whole family can enjoy, including a mosaic stepping stone and planter, wind chime, fairy garden sculpture, bird feeder, and more! Don’t miss the fun of creating beautiful art for your garden!

    Girly Book Club
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $145
    Instructor: Paige Armstrong, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Don’t miss this week’s adventures through popular girl book series! Join Pinkalicious, Fancy Nancy, Olivia the Pig, Amelia Bedelia, and Eloise in exciting activities inspired by their stories. Each day will explore a different character with themed crafts, action, and, of course, read-alouds of their books!

    How to Cook a Good Book
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Watch out for milkshakes and corn muffins! Fun will definitely be in the air as campers read a variety of children’s literature, such as The Cajun Cornbread Boy and Rodeo Ron and His Milkshake Cows. They then make the delectable treats right from the pages of each book. Campers become active chefs as they measure, chop, bake, and stir their creations. With a small class size and lots of hands-on fun, this cooking class is a yummy treat for all!

    Jump Start 1st Grade
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 • $165
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 • $165
    Instructor: Paige Armstrong, CCES First Grade Teacher
    Make a smooth transition into first grade with a week of fun activities designed to get the brain moving again. A review of phonetic skills, reading strategies, and writing techniques will be coupled with math concepts and games. Campers will gain confidence and maturity while having fun with academic games, individual work, and group work. Campers will fly into first grade with a positive attitude after this exciting summer review!

    Lacrosse Coed
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $145
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $145
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $145
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.

    LEGOmaniacs!
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $160
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    LEGOs, LEGOs, everywhere! Join us for a week of LEGO fun! Every day campers will explore building with LEGOs. We will build from kits and from our imaginations. Campers will be challenged with daily contests to work on as a team or individually, where they learn engineering skills to build structures taller, span greater spaces, or move objects. There will also be free build time for campers to create amazing, unique pieces that they can share with the group. The week will end with a special challenge and a LEGO kit to take home.

    Little Kids Tennis
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    July 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Coach: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher and tennis player
    Using proven methods to teach tennis to our youngest players, basic tennis skills are taught in this fun, skill-driven camp. The equipment used caters to younger players, with balls designed for slower speeds and rackets made for smaller hands. Camp is mostly indoors, and the environment is adapted for campers’ size. Through fun games and technique lessons, participants will develop a love for the game! All equipment is provided.

    Magic Tree House
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $145
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Jack and Annie love to explore and go on adventures. Come join them as we travel to a different place each day. We will travel to Australia to learn how life is there and have a chance to see a real boomerang and a didgeridoo. While in Hawaii, we will have a Luau party. Then, it’s off to China to learn about Pandas and celebrate a Chinese New Year. The Rainforest is full of animals to learn about while visiting the Amazon. The week will end as we become Pirates searching for a treasure.

    Martial Arts
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     
    Messy Art
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $160
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves to get down and dirty creating art. Campers will paint with sponges, rolling marbles, and their feet! They will create raised salt paintings, make bubble art, blend marbled shaving cream pictures, and have lots more crazy, messy art fun! This camp focuses on the experience of creating art, rather than the final product and encourages children to think outside the box. Nurture the seeds of creativity in your budding young artist!

    Move, Play, Sing
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Movement and music go hand in hand. In this camp, participants will find the connections between music, movement, and play. Campers will sing songs, play games, learn rhymes, and play percussion instruments. Creative movement can be based on stories, sounds, poems, and musical inspiration. Campers will have time to explore and develop their own creativity, to work with others, and to share with the group!

    My First Tutu
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $160
    Coaches: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    Calling all aspiring and budding ballerinas! Throughout the week, campers will learn the basics of ballet, dance their way through some story time ballets, and make their own tutus. On Friday,​ ​parents are invited to an informal performance that highlights skills learned this week. Participants need ballet slippers and should wear comfortable clothes that move easily. Leotards may be worn but are not required.

    My Little Pony
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    “My little pony, my little pony, I used to wonder what friendship could be until you all shared its magic with me…” Get ready for a fun filled week of exploring the magical world of My Little Pony. Bring all your ponies for us to play with and learn about all the different friends, old and new. There will be games, crafts and end the week with watching the My Little Pony movie. It will be a week filled with friendship, magic and play.
     
    Nature & Namaste
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $160
    Coach: Kathy Hinrichsen, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher, and Nick Hinrichsen, CCES Middle School Director
    Spend five days enjoying a blend of yoga and hiking local trails. Two of the days, campers will stay at school and experience the benefits of yoga by gaining greater flexibility and strength, while having fun. They will also learn healthy and creative ways to make fruit bowls, smoothies, ice cream, and crafts for boys and girls. The other three days, campers will enjoy the best that nature can “serve up” when we travel by CCES mini-bus to take beautiful, short day-hikes. Various hiking locations will include Lake Conestee, Paris Mountain, and Cedar Falls Park. Campers need to bring a yoga mat, wear comfortable clothing and shoes for hiking, and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

    Ninja Turtles
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Coach: Tippi Saddler, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Calling all heroes in a half shell! Join this exciting week of Ninja Turtle games and crafts. Complete the ninja training course, make nunchakus, and hone your pizza-throwing skills. It wouldn’t be complete without a mask and Ninja Turtle name and power for each camper.

    Outer Space
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Ali Raffensperger, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Learn all about space in this super-galactic adventure. Campers will learn about the stars and planets and specifically those in our solar system. They will learn how our moon affects our oceans and why it looks so different throughout the month. Budding astronauts will build a spaceship and space helmet. Through interactive play and crafts, campers will be excited about the science concepts explored!

    Paul T. Riddle’s Drums:
    Beginner only
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     
    Paw Patrol
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $160
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    All paws on deck! Come join the crew and learn about safety and the roles that firefighters and police officers (among others) play in our community. A guest police officer will stop by for a visit, and firefighters will come with a fire truck to explore! There will be lots of fun games and Paw-Patrol-inspired crafts.

    Percussion
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Come use all the instruments you beg to play in music class! Drums, xylophones, tambourines, and wood blocks will all be explored this week! Participants will learn about special African drums along with classroom instruments and experience beat, rhythm, and musical patterns. Campers will create their own music and discover sounds that go with stories and songs. Campers will love the individual exploration and the group drumming.

    Pet Care
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $160
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     
    Pokémon Fun
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $160
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join Pikachu and his friends in a week of fun! Learn the basics of battling with the trading cards and compete throughout the week to earn some free packs of your own. Campers will also spend the week designing their own cards to use in battle, writing their own Pokémon adventure, and other Pokémon-related activities and games. Participants should bring their trading cards from home each day (some will be provided).

    Princess Art
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Marian Pouch, Local Artist
    Calling all princesses! Come sparkle and shine during a fabulous week of creating royal pieces just for you! Artists can paint, draw, and create to their hearts’ content, crafting beautiful items like crowns and castles. Princesses also need jewelry and trinket storage which we will make this week. We will have a fancy time including a dress up day Friday when we will wear our princess art creations!

    Princess Tea Party
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Here ye Here ye…By order of the Queen all little maidens are invited to a princess tea party. Come each day and discover the world of a proper English Tea. Campers will learn about different kinds of teas, proper tea etiquette, how to make yummy, traditional, tea-time snacks, and create several crafts to decorate the tea experience throughout the week. On Friday, come dressed as your favorite princess for a royal tea experience.

    Raceway
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Ashley Waters, CCES Lower School Assitant Teacher
    Rev your engines as this camp brings all the fun of racing cars! Avid toy car drivers will speed, slide, and spin through race tracks and obstacles. Campers will design garages to refuel and have friendly competitions. It can be a messy job and cars will enjoy some car washing and detailing, too. Let’s put the fun in overdrive!

    Ratatouille Little Chefs
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $160 Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Calling all future great cooks! Tie on your aprons and join us in the kitchen for real kid-safe cooking. If you love to help in the kitchen, you’ll enjoy learning to follow a recipe, measure, mix, and sample new ingredients. Warning: tasting and spoon licking is required!

    Roller Time Skating
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.

    Science Explorers
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join in the hands-on science fun! Campers interested in the sun, wind, electricity, insects, plants, or water should come and experiment as camp explores a smorgasbord of science fun. Every day will be filled with age-appropriate experiments and activities to create take-home items! Handouts for each science skill will be sent home daily for sharing with family and friends, and projects created will go home to be enjoyed by all.
     
    Shark Week
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love sharks? Then join this exciting week of shark exploration! Campers will learn about shark anatomy, diet, and movement. They will make exciting ocean crafts and shark tooth jewelry. They will play games and use kinesthetic activities to simulate shark movements in the water. The week would not be complete without painting shark models! Don’t miss this awesome week of shark adventure!

    Soccer Mini-Cavs
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Coaches: James Greco, CCES Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, and Sean Vick, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach
    Mini-Cavs Camp is coed and designed for recreational players. The focus will be on basic skills in ball handling, passing, shooting, and positions. Camp will incorporate many games and contests to allow campers to practice skills in a fun environment. Each day will end with small-sided matches.

    Sports Around the World
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Coach: Ashley Runge, CCES Lower School Primer Assistant Teacher
    Join this sports and crafts exploration camp! Each day will bring discovery of a different sport played around the world. In addition to learning about the sport, campers will practice skills and have a match. Then, they will create fun crafts to celebrate the sport. So, come learn about soccer and create a colorful pinata! Learn about volleyball and create a Brazilian carnival mask! Learn about basketball, field hockey and more, mixed in with lots of great crafts!

    Sports Sampler
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Love to play games and sports? Then join this exciting sports camp that lets campers participate in a variety of sports and games all week! Soccer, basketball, flag football, tennis, Frisbee golf, lacrosse (non-contact), and gym games are just a few of the fun sports explored. Each day consists of multiple activities. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment and balls if they would like. A daily schedule of sports covered will be emailed the week before camp, so participants know what days to bring what equipment (optional to bring equipment).

    Star Wars
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Explore Star Wars characters, aliens, weapons, and spacecrafts with active play and crafts. Learn lightsaber choreography from the movies and battle friends. Then, use the green-screen to act out Star Wars scenes dressed-up as your favorite character.
     
    STEAM Art
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Full STEAM Ahead— through activities like fantasy structures, art bot drawing machines, op art paintings, and a Fibonacci collage, campers will learn how art, science, engineering, math, and technology are intertwined! Come join us and discover the art connections!

    Summer Fun Sampler
    July 2 – 6 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $185 (no Wednesday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!

    Super Heroes
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a week of super‑hero fun! This camp gets off the ground as campers create their own super-hero character with super powers and a cool super costume! Campers will discuss fictional super heroes, discover why they love them, and then become super heroes to our community. Through writing get-well notes to children in the hospital, making special treats for our friends in a nursing home, designing cards for troops overseas, and much more, campers will learn how they can be true super heroes to those around them. Campers will also deliver Meals on Wheels one morning and get to share a special prayer with those clients they visit. In addition, local super heroes (such as a police officer) will come visit camp during the week. Don’t miss this week of heartfelt activities your child will never forget!

    Tents, Teepees, & Other Indoor Hideouts
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $160 Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    A secret hideout, a special hidey-hole, a private place for a sleepover, or a comfy reading nook is what campers will learn to create this week. Using simple materials and “tricks of the trade,” kids will have fun imagining their own get-away spot to create in their home without taking up an entire room. Bring a flashlight if you can, and adults are not allowed in this camp!

    The Best of Summer
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $235
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Summer is almost over, but it won’t feel like it this week! The entire week will be spent doing the things campers love best about summer — such as water games, outdoor fun, and crafts. There will be some summer cooking as campers make ice cream and have a traditional cookout. Campers can suggest and vote on activities to fill out the week and truly spend time doing their favorite summer activities (capture the flag anyone?). Campers will also venture off campus to bowl, to decorate cupcakes, and to jump at Pump It Up.

    The Great Playground Hunt
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $235
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!

    Tumbling
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $160
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 1 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    Learn the basics and foundation of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers.

    Under the Sea
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Jennifer Eley, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Join us as we set sail for a magical week of adventure under the sea. Campers will have oceans of fun through crafts, a special movie, games, breaking a piñata, and more. Little explorers will make their own ocean in a bottle, play with bubbles, make sea creatures, and learn about ocean animals!
     
    Wrestling
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!

    Yoga
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $145
    Coach: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
  • 3rd Grade

    A Canvas a Day
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Join this lighthearted class where artists get to paint a masterpiece daily! Exploring a different theme each day allows participants to learn about multiple artists and analyze their painting styles. Every day a new canvas will be painted. The sizes will be 8x10s, 11x14s, and even a 16x20! Campers will be guided step-by-step through the process of creating their replica paintings and will take their canvases home at the end of the week. This year there are all new paintings, so please join us even if you attended before!

    Acting 101
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $145
    Instructor: Anne Tromsness, Warehouse Theatre Director of Education
    This exciting camp explores everything acting! Through silly games and pretending, campers learn to express themselves. Campers learn how to speak clearly with a stage voice and how to show emotions through expressions and body language. They even explore some behind-the-scenes aspects of acting, such as how stage makeup works, how the lighting works on stage, and how to perform on stage. Don’t miss this incredible week of acting activities!

    Advanced Coding
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $145
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This camp is for those with some coding experience. Computer programmers will build on their knowledge to create more complex projects. Tynker and Scratch will be used along with other products, so that campers can build games they can play with outside of camp. Cool challenges and designs will be completed, along with learning techniques that can be used with school work in the future. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will have access to their online coding account from home after our week ends.

    American Girl Doll: A Stroll Thru Time
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $145
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    American Girl Dolls bring history to life, and this week is a fantastic trip through the lives and times of the American Girls. Campers bring their dolls each day and experience what life was like in colonial times, the Civil War era, and the roaring twenties. They will enjoy authentic foods, discuss clothing, create crafts, and compare the lifestyles experienced by the girls today. On Friday, there is an old-fashioned picnic where campers dress up as their favorite doll!

    Art Adventures
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art, and make some of your own! Students will visit an artist’s studio, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.

    Art Graffiti
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Learn how to draw graffiti-style letters, shapes, and figures! Participants will create word art, a chalk painting, a life-size self-portrait, and leave their marks around campus too while having lots of fun!

    Art in the Great Outdoors
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be inspired by the beauty of nature! Campers will travel with sketchbooks in hand, using an artist’s eye on field trips to Lake Conestee Nature Park and look carefully at the beauty around us! Wonderful parts of nature including weather, plants, and animals, up close or from a distance, will be the subjects for expressing observations and impressions through drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography.

    Art Magic
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer.

    Basketball Intermediate
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Kimberly Morgan, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    This camp is for beginners or those with some experience. Basic basketball skills are developed, including passing, dribbling, shooting, and team-building plays. Participants work on individual skills and team skills through a variety of drills, small games, and competitions. Campers are divided by skill level as needed.
     
    Beach Art
    July 23– 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle and bowl, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!

    Beach Dance Party
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    A week long session of dancing to your favorite beach music. This camp is perfect for those that just need to move! Moana, The Little Mermaid, and Teen Beach Movie will all make their way into our week. Each day will be accompanied by a craft to use in the dances. An informal showcase is held at the end of the week for all parents to view what the campers learned.

    Beginner Coding
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $145
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy, new concept is fun and practical. Using applications such as Tynker, Scratch, and more, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.

    Cake Decorating Advanced
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $170 Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This camp is for those chefs who have completed Cake Decorating Beginner or for chefs with some baking/decorating experience. The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them using more advanced piping techniques. Campers learn how to create lovely icing shapes and figures to decorate cakes. They also learn how to display their creations on a beautiful tablescape. Each day, sweets are sampled in camp and taken home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.

    Cake Decorating Beginner
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $160
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and come cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Come create treats fit for any party! Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.

    Cake Pops & Popsicles
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    It’s the summer of Pop! In the mood for something cute and sweet? Then join us to make fun summer treats that help beat the heat! Campers create and enjoy several different types of refreshing popsicles as well as bake and decorate lots of adorable cake pops. Throughout the week chefs learn how to mix, measure, chop, melt, decorate, and much more. Roll up your sleeves and come pop ‘til you drop!

    Candy Making
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service and Experiential Learning, and Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Come live out Willy Wonka candy-creating fantasies! Campers learn how to cook with sugar and create kid-friendly, mouth-watering candies each day. Participants make colorful hard candies, chocolate creations, snack bars and more. All chefs sample their creations in class and take some home to share in adorable containers they craft. A recipe book is created, so campers can recreate their confections again and again.

    Cartooning
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Love to doodle and create characters? Then join this creative camp where participants learn different cartooning styles. Campers will have all the supplies they need to make flip books, draw super heroes, Pokémon and retro characters. Using different cartoon artist’s styles, they will learn simple ways to create background, speech bubbles and a finished cartoon panel.

    Ceramics
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up at a later date after the final firing.

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $145
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $145
    Coaches: Nichole Daniels, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach, and Laura Harling, CCES Assistant Varsity Cheerleading Coach
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!

    Chinese Culture Arts
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come explore Chinese culture through art. Learn about traditions, ceremonies, simple terms, and create lovely pieces at the same time! Campers create cut works of art, such as lanterns and characters. They learn how to paint traditional calligraphy and animals. Artists also learn special folding techniques to make origami and kites. Participants even play traditional children’s games, such as Chinese chess, Chinese checkers, Feather Kick Shuttlecock, and more. Don’t miss this beautiful week of culture study!

    Christmas in July
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then join us! Spend the week making different Christmas crafts, from gingerbread houses to ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be traditional crafts mixed in with silly fun like Christmas themed Minute to Win it games and, of course, hot chocolate! The week ends with a Christmas PJ party and some caroling. Campers should bring a sweater to decorate. All other supplies are provided.

    Circuit Inventions
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $200
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Join us to create simple circuits and experiment with electricity! This camp focuses on exploration, creativity, problem solving, and hands-on learning. Learn about electricity through the use of LEDs, copper tape, copper wire, and batteries to create fully functional circuits. Campers will build fun experiments, like a light powered by lemons, a circuit bug, and will even be able to build a circuit to light up their own creative design. Campers will also get to use Snap Circuits boards to learn more about creating various types of circuits. Come join us for an electrifying experience!

    Clay Sculptures
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Katie Jones, Elementary School Art Teacher
    It’s moldable, mashable, clay pet week! Campers spend the week creating pets of all sorts out of clay. Hand-building techniques like pinch pot, slab, and coil creation are explored, and participants use these skills to create creatures. Artists may paint their treasures, if they choose, and then take them home at the end of the week.

    Dance Fusion
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    Come dance to fun pop music in a dance sampler course. Campers will develop skills in 3 styles of dance: Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz. Dancers will learn a dance in each style and create their own routines, while building confidence and passion for dance. On Friday there will be an informal showcase for parents to see the campers’ talents!

    Day Trippers I
    June 4 – 8 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $275
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Don’t want to be stuck indoors all summer? You don’t have to! Join the fun and go somewhere different every day! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, enjoy trampolines and obstacle courses at Big Air, hike at Lake Conestee Nature Park, climb to their heart’s content at Frankie’s Fun Park’s Fun House, and explore Roper Mountain Science Center!

    Day Trippers II
    August 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $275
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting
    week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzlin’ summer fun!

    Dodgeball
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball‑style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.

    Edible Science
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Campers will love this experimental camp! Using only “chemicals” that can be eaten, campers will learn about science concepts using experimentation. Have you ever seen elephant toothpaste? Or turned beets into acid/base indicators? How about learned the states of matter using ice cream and lip balm? After this week, you can say you have!

    Emoji Mania
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Calling all emoji lovers! Get in on the emoji madness and bring to life all of your favorite emojis! In this fun week, phones will not be used, but we will still play exciting emoji games, solve unusual emoji puzzles, and make awesome emoji crafts! Use creativity to express yourself with those cute little emojis, and make your own personalized emoji décor and accessories to enjoy at home. Get your emoji mojo flowing!

    Etiquette Basics
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Good manners matter because manners show you care. This camp teaches how to have proper table manners, how to set a nice tablescape, and how to organize a party. Campers will also learn how to respond to invitations, generate their own invitations, and write thank-you notes. They will learn how to greet adults, greet their peers, and how to give a proper handshake. The last day will end with a mock dinner party, in conjunction with the Fresh Express cooking camp, so campers can practice what they learned.

    Fencing Beginner
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $160
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $160
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.

    Fencing Intermediate
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $200
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress to electronic scoring bouts throughout the week. An advanced sword, an electric foil, is used to improve techniques, tactics, postures, and proper thrusts. We will use the techniques covered in beginner and intermediate fencing together to fence Olympic style matches.

    Flag Football
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coaches: Eric Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher, and Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher and former JV football coach
    Join the huddle and have a blast as we play flag football! Campers will learn skills, positions, tactics, and strategies while having fun in this safe, no-tackle, low-contact football camp. Daily activities include skill games, where everyone practices with a ball, and head-to-head team games in a season-like format. Come join the camp where everyone gets a chance to be the quarterback in every game.

    Football
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Tommy Bobo, CCES Assistant Varsity Football Coach, and CCES Varsity Football Players
    Come get your game on! Players will complete age-appropriate exercises, activities, and competitive games designed to improve their agility, ball handling, throwing, and catching skills. Coaches will work individually and in group settings to increase campers’ confidence and knowledge of the game in a fun, active learning environment. Campers will compete against one another in drills and games, but will be divided by age, size, and experience as needed. Camp includes an exciting football skills combine competition to see who is the most accurate passer, has the strongest arm, and is the fastest 40-yard dasher. Camp will be low contact with flag or tag football only, so pads and helmets are not needed. The last day will feature a fun scrimmage for parents to come watch, and the cheerleading camp will join to practice their skills, too.

    Fort Building
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This week of fort construction is nothing but summer fun! Campers will use a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, makedo parts, creative embellishments, and a smorgasbord of craft materials. Campers will make life-size forts and model forts to accomplish daily challenges.

    Fresh Express
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Angie Wilson, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Styled after companies that deliver fresh ingredients to your home, pre-measured for you to cook, this camp strives to make meal time easier using fresh ingredients. Campers learn about cooking and create the parts of a meal. Many items come home to share with families. Cooks develop skills like chopping, measuring, and learn tricks for success (what really is the best way to chop an onion?) all while having fun! On Friday, Fresh Express camp teams up with Etiquette Basics camp to host a dinner party amongst the two groups.

    FUNdamentals of Art
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Techniques will be a focus of this camp, so come enjoy getting back to basics.

    Garden Art
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Display your art outside! Participants will create lots of amazing work the whole family can enjoy, including a mosaic stepping stone and planter, wind chime, fairy garden sculpture, bird feeder, and more! Don’t miss the fun of creating beautiful art for your garden!

    Giant Games
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160 Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Family game night will never be the same after this camp experience! This week campers will help create, then play with giant classic games. Games like Giant Jenga, extra large Yahtzee, and an enormous Ker-plunk, just to name a few. Bring a friend to join this crazy camp that will make you feel like you might be shrinking!

    Girly Book Club
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $145
    Instructor: Paige Armstrong, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Don’t miss this week’s adventures through popular girl book series! Join Pinkalicious, Fancy Nancy, Olivia the Pig, Amelia Bedelia, and Eloise in exciting activities inspired by their stories. Each day will explore a different character with themed crafts, action, and, of course, read-alouds of their books!

    Green Screen Adventures
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Students in this camp will get to star in their very own short films, using green screen technology to provide the setting! This camp will utilize the facilities in the Upper School that are used for Graphic Design and Filmmaking. Campers will create their own stories, put together their own costumes, and perform with their friends. Students will not be asked to edit the videos — they will be provided by the instructor at the end of the camp.

    Green Thumb Gardening
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you have a green thumb or simply enjoy going outdoors and gardening? Then this is a week for you! We will plant several different flowers to beautify our CCES garden, make stepping stones, create a variety of household items that can be made from plants and so much more. Come join a fun-filled week developing your Green Thumb.

    Hollywood
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Colleen Cassidy, CCES Lower School Late Stay Instructor
    Come walk the red carpet in this fun filled week! Campers will love exploring the lure of Hollywood with activities, games, and crafts glamour style! Future stars will dress up as movie stars, and walk to the Oscars as paparazzi abound (and they will take turns being the star and the photographer!). They will make their own star to take home, have fun writing and auditioning for commercials, and love baking Hollywood inspired treats. The week will round out with movie trivia and more fun glitzy crafts!
     
    Intro to Cooking
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Stacie Baulo, Professional Chef and Director of Flik Food Services at CCES
    Come learn the basics of cooking in a fun atmosphere! Someday, every child will have to prepare meals, and this camp prepares him/her for a lifetime of cooking! Campers learn how to read a recipe, how to measure properly, how to use common kitchen appliances, and how to understand cooking terms (what does mirepoix mean?). While practicing these new skills, they whip up delicious foods and learn about meal planning. There is also instruction about healthy eating and simple nutrition. This is a don’t miss camp for all kids!

    Jump Start 3rd Grade English
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 • $165
    Instructor: Ashleigh Hambright, CCES Third Grade Teacher
    Give your child the opportunity to strengthen reading and writing skills before third grade begins! Campers will review vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills while exploring the characterization and story elements of a short novel that they will get to keep at the end of the week. Word games, reader’s theater, and technology-based projects will be used during this week of learning and fun!

    Jump Start 3rd Grade Math
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 • $165
    Instructor: Ashleigh Hambright, CCES Third Grade Teacher
    Be a “Digit Detective!” Campers will investigate connections with numbers as they build mathematical self-confidence through games and activities. They will review the many basic skills needed for third grade as they use problem solving to connect mathematical ideas. Concepts reinforced will include: math facts mastery, number sense, place value to the thousands, multiplication, geometry, and fractions. CCES uses the Math in Focus curriculum, an American version of the renowned Singapore Math Program.

    Kitchen Chemistry
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    The kitchen is an awesome place to have fun with science experiments. Campers will use simple, safe household ingredients to explore engaging science concepts. Campers will make, bake, cook, experiment, and participate in multiple sensory activities. The colorful, messy, and sometimes gooey results will spark interest and challenge their thinking. The best part is campers will have a blast while learning!

    Lacrosse Coed
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $145
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $145
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $145
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.

    Lego Ninjago
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Ashley Waters, CCES Lower School Assistant Teacher
    Calling all ninjas in training! Come battle in a week of Ninjago adventure! Garmadon attacks Ninjago regularly and his brick-smashing rampages are so frequent that we need to create mechs and weapons to save the city from evil destruction. Become a master brick-builder and build Lego cities where the battles will rage. Bring your imagination and warrior spirit to find your inner “piece.”

    LEGO Wedo Robotics
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers. Using the Wedo system, campers will build multiple machines and then program them to move. Each day will bring a new challenge with building fun and computer programing. At the end of the week, campers can free play with kits and build with their imaginations and new skills! All kits and laptops are provided.

    LEGO Wedo Robotics 2.0
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers and uses different kits from the other Lego Wedo Robotics camp earlier in the summer. Using the Wedo systems, campers will build a machine, then program the machine to move using coding techniques. Needed iPads are provided. Campers will love the building and programming challenges each day and can even invent their own designs.
     
    Logic Puzzles & Other Mysteries
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Give your brain a workout this week! Explore the covert side of math with games, riddles, and puzzles designed to tickle the imagination and challenge the brain. Solve challenges like “volume—it’s not always what it seems, polyhedra—how did the Egyptians build those pyramids, and mobius strips—making paper do mysterious things,”. Solve crazy mazes, decipher a rebus, build a secret code, and unravel logic riddles.

    Magic Tree House
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $145
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Jack and Annie love to explore and go on adventures. Come join them as we travel to a different place each day. We will travel to Australia to learn how life is there and have a chance to see a real boomerang and a didgeridoo. While in Hawaii, we will have a Luau party. Then, it’s off to China to learn about Pandas and celebrate a Chinese New Year. The Rainforest is full of animals to learn about while visiting the Amazon. The week will end as we become Pirates searching for a treasure.

    Making Magic!
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Ladies and Gentlemen, join The Great Mrs. Burger in a week of magic adventures! Campers will learn numerous tricks to excite their audience and explore props to help the tricks work. They will also learn how to have pizzazz when completing a trick to make the showmanship more exciting. There will also be a guest magician and balloon twister extraordinaire joining the fun!

    Marian Pouch Painting
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Marian Pouch, Local Artist
    Marian Pouch is a local artist who uses bold colors and mixed media to create fun florals, animal paintings, and landscapes. She will teach campers her style of painting, and participants will have beautiful pieces to take home! Campers will even create their own paper this year to incorporate in their original artworks! To see Marian Pouch’s art, visit www.marianpouchart.com.

    Martial Arts
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.

    Minecraft P.E.
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Come join the Minecraft adventure! This interactive camp allows campers to build their own world, visit others’ worlds, and battle other campers on iPads in Minecraft Pocket Edition. Beyond building on the iPad, campers will create cool 3-D crafts and weaponry in the Minecraft style. iPads with Minecraft Pocket Edition will be provided; campers may bring their own iPads with the Minecraft Pocket Edition app already installed.

    Minute to Win It!
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love game competition? This camp is five days of fast moving games for kids only! No rough-housing here. These games require some skill, lots of patience, teamwork, and enthusiasm. By the way, how many paper airplanes can you fly through a hula hoop in one minute? Did I mention the blindfold?

    Nature & Namaste
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $160
    Coach: Kathy Hinrichsen, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher, and Nick Hinrichsen, CCES Middle School Director
    Spend five days enjoying a blend of yoga and hiking local trails. Two of the days, campers will stay at school and experience the benefits of yoga by gaining greater flexibility and strength, while having fun. They will also learn healthy and creative ways to make fruit bowls, smoothies, ice cream, and crafts for boys and girls. The other three days, campers will enjoy the best that nature can “serve up” when we travel by CCES mini-bus to take beautiful, short day-hikes. Various hiking locations will include Lake Conestee, Paris Mountain, and Cedar Falls Park. Campers need to bring a yoga mat, wear comfortable clothing and shoes for hiking, and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

    Nerf Battles
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     
    Open Hearts: Service Learning
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $130
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $130
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for one of our summer favorites as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers come back year after year to learn about different service opportunities in Greenville. Participants will discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will be serving. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.

    Paint Your Pet
    July 16– 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Marian Pouch, Local Artist
    Create a priceless portrait of your pet! Before camp begins, parents should email the instructor an image of their pet, and students should also bring a printed out image of their pet. Throughout the week campers will learn how to draw and paint animal features. First will be a gray scale study, along with an investigation of how illustrators paint animals in different styles. Then, each camper will create a canvas pet portrait. Very good quality pictures of the face of pet are best for this camp.

    Paul T. Riddle’s Drums:
    Beginner only
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.

    PE Sports and Games
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $145
    Coaches: Eric Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher, and Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Calling all those who love PE class! Join this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love, like floor scooters! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE games. Don’t miss out on Jollyball, Bomb the Pins, Sink the Ship, scooters, parachute games, Fire Engine, Asteroids, and much more! Whether they play inside or outside, participants will work up a sweat while having a blast.

    Percussion
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $145
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Come use all the instruments you beg to play in music class! Drums, xylophones, tambourines, and wood blocks will all be explored this week! Participants will learn about special African drums along with classroom instruments and experience beat, rhythm, and musical patterns. Campers will create their own music and discover sounds that go with stories and songs. Campers will love the individual exploration and the group drumming.

    Pet Care
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $160
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.

    Physics Phun
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Coach: Vaughn Vick, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Take a crash course in physics fun! Learn about physics and engineering design principles by building your own rollercoaster, catapults, paper airplanes and more. Each day will consist of a brief explanation of the principle of the day followed by construction time. Compete to see who’s design is the best while learning why your creations actually work.

    Playwright: Page to Stage
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $145
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    This camp is for those who want to write plays and stories. Learn how to develop the parts of a play: the plot, the dialogue, the exposition, the conflict, the complications, and the climax. Campers are welcome to bring a piece of work to tweak or create a new concept this week. The overall goal of this camp is the creative process of developing a play and going from a thought in your head to words on the page.

    Pokémon Fun
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $160
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join Pikachu and his friends in a week of fun! Learn the basics of battling with the trading cards and compete throughout the week to earn some free packs of your own. Campers will also spend the week designing their own cards to use in battle, writing their own Pokémon adventure, and other Pokémon-related activities and games. Participants should bring their trading cards from home each day (some will be provided).

    Pokémon Strategies
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Pikachu calls you to come battle with him! Participants will learn and share advanced strategy for playing the game with trading cards and the new 3DS games. Campers will build their own gym and include it in a new region: what new Pokémon will the region contain? What new adventures await? After the week of competitive trading card game play, we will end with a tournament with prizes for the top performers. Campers should bring their cards from home each day (some will be provided).

    Professor Crazy’s Weird Science & College of Immaturity
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Mark Levin, Retired CCES Science Teacher
    Professor Crazy has spent an entire year in his lab (okay, maybe it’s a barn) putting together a combination of activities surely to cause a little mischief. You can be sure you’ll never know what to expect when you step foot into Professor Crazy’s Laboratory of Weird Science. Kid scientists will spend the week experimenting, creating, and learning with some off-the-wall science activities and experiments. We’ll do some creepy things like making “Frankenstein’s hand” and “Ben Franklin’s lightning mouth.” We’ll build a sandwich bag bomb (don’t worry mom). We’ll explore Einstein’s magical atom with a nifty top-secret experiment that will leave you wondering how it works? We might build, test, and improve racing spools, fly paper helicopters, learn about gravity. Each day we’ll try two or three experiments and will explore the science behind the activities helping to demystify our findings. And, just when you think you can’t handle any more fun, the professor will reach into his bag of tricks and jokes and send you home with some gags to try out on your parents and siblings. You’ll be wondering how you ever got along without this stuff!

    Ratatouille Little Chefs
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $160 Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Calling all future great cooks! Tie on your aprons and join us in the kitchen for real kid-safe cooking. If you love to help in the kitchen, you’ll enjoy learning to follow a recipe, measure, mix, and sample new ingredients. Warning: tasting and spoon licking is required!

    Roller Time Skating
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.

    Roller Time Skating Advanced
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Calling all skaters! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches advanced techniques and is only for those with skating experience. Skaters will learn how to do a spiral, shoot the duck backwards, complete multiple jumps using only one foot to land, execute various spins, and learn several footwork combination moves. On Friday, parents may attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.

    Running
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Eric Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher and former CCES Varsity Track Coach
    Calling all runners! Participants will complete running exercises each day through activities and games designed to improve endurance and make running fun. Some activities include Conestee Park trail runs, track relays, and running games like Capture the Flag. Goal setting and positive self-esteem will also be incorporated. No runner is left behind!

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Advanced
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Sewers with some experience, through a past class or personal instruction, will love learning more advanced techniques. Campers learn how to read a pattern, how to add a zipper, and how to use a variety of stitches on the machine. Participants make a skirt with a waistband and zipper, along with a surprise to go with the skirt. Past participants may complete a different pattern/project. Please bring 2 yards of woven fabric (not stretch knit) and a matching 7-inch zipper. Bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper, and needles, so you are familiar with all your tools. All other supplies are provided. Sewing machines are provided, or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $200
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. They will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a fun throw pillow, a pretty drawstring bag, and a pair of pajama bottoms. All campers need to bring is 1.5 yards of fabric for pajama bottoms ... we’ll provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided, or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!

    Slime Squad
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Obssesed with slime? Join the Slime Squad as we create our own batches of unusual gooey, slippery, and slimy fun! Become a chemist and concoct glow-in-the-dark slime, color changing slime, shimmery slime, and more! Not only will we be elbow deep in goop all week long, but we will learn about what slime is, learn about slime molds, and explore where slime occurs naturally in nature. Don’t miss this opportunity to create, squish, and squeeze slime to your hearts delight!

    So Dramatic!
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $150
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This camp is an exciting introduction to acting. Campers will learn techniques needed to perform in a production, such as voice, projection, and stage presence. Actors will study costume design, stage make-up, and set creation. They will learn how to audition for parts, rehearse songs, practice lines and blocking, and how to get rid of the jitters! All are welcome, regardless of prior theater experience.

    Soccer Intermediate
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Brent Roberts, CCES JV Boys Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for beginner and experienced field players. The focus is on strengthening ball-handling skills, passing, set plays, and shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement on the ball and a soccer mindset. Each day includes small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills.

    Softball
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Join this great camp to improve your game or just have fun! Through games, drills, and technique sessions, participants will improve their hitting skills, catching skills, and strategy skills. Players will also learn the basic rules of softball, along with positions and position specific skills. Participants should bring a glove, but other equipment is provided.

    Spa Science
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     
    Sports Sampler
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Love to play games and sports? Then join this exciting sports camp that lets campers participate in a variety of sports and games all week! Soccer, basketball, flag football, tennis, Frisbee golf, lacrosse (non-contact), and gym games are just a few of the fun sports explored. Each day consists of multiple activities. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment and balls if they would like. A daily schedule of sports covered will be emailed the week before camp, so participants know what days to bring what equipment (optional to bring equipment).

    Spy Kids
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Create a fake ID and join us on a week of sleuthing. We will be learning detective skills as we make an undercover book to hide our secrets, dust for fingerprints, navigate through an obstacle course, send messages in invisible ink, and much more. If you like gathering clues and solving mysteries, this is the camp for you!

    Star Wars
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $145
    Instructor: Kristi Byers, CCES Middle School Drama Teacher
    The Force is alive in this amazing week full of galactic adventures! Explore the characters, aliens, weapons, and spacecrafts of all the Star Wars films. Aspiring Jedi will make crafts, have lightsaber battles, and compete in Star Wars trivia.

    STEAM Art
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Full STEAM Ahead— through activities like fantasy structures, art bot drawing machines, op art paintings, and a Fibonacci collage, campers will learn how art, science, engineering, math, and technology are intertwined! Come join us and discover the art connections!

    Stop Motion Animation
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants create stop-motion videos individually and in group projects. All equipment is provided, such as iPads and laptops.
     
    Summer Fun Sampler
    July 2 – 6 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $185 (no Wednesday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!

    T-shirt Quilt
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $200
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers create a one-of-a-kind T-shirt quilt. Please bring in 20 of your favorite, old shirts, each able to yield a 12 x 12, cut square. And bring a twin flat sheet for the back of the quilt. Campers then learn how to make squares and sew all together. By the end of the week you’ll have a keepsake quilt! Beginner sewers are welcome. All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machines, if they prefer.

    Tea Time
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you enjoy hot tea or are simply interested in how to create a unique traditional tea experience? Then come and explore a week filled with all things Tea Time. Campers study and make different types of teas, learn how to set a traditional tea table, explore and make many different types of goodies to serve, and learn the etiquette of how to pour and serve delicious tea and treats. By the end of the week you will be able to decorate, set and serve a traditional and memorable High Tea for your friends and family.

    Tennis
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $145
    Coach: Megan Taylor, CCES Third Grade Assistant Teacher and former tennis coach
    This camp is great for beginners and lower intermediates who want to learn the basics of tennis. Campers will learn skills such as the forehand, backhand, volley, and serve. The fundamentals of scoring and match play will be taught. Skills and footwork will improve through fun games and activities using special beginner balls. There may even be some water games!

    Tents, Teepees, & Other Indoor Hideouts
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    A secret hideout, a special hidey-hole, a private place for a sleepover, or a comfy reading nook is what campers will learn to create this week. Using simple materials and “tricks of the trade,” kids will have fun imagining their own get-away spot to create in their home without taking up an entire room. Bring a flashlight if you can, and adults are not allowed in this camp!

    The Best of Summer
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $235
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Summer is almost over, but it won’t feel like it this week! The entire week will be spent doing the things campers love best about summer — such as water games, outdoor fun, and crafts. There will be some summer cooking as campers make ice cream and have a traditional cookout. Campers can suggest and vote on activities to fill out the week and truly spend time doing their favorite summer activities (capture the flag anyone?). Campers will also venture off campus to bowl, to decorate cupcakes, and to jump at Pump It Up.

    The Great Playground Hunt
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $235
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!

    Tie Dye Creations
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This classic summer project allows participants to have fun while safely experimenting with dye on different materials. Campers create something new each day using different tie dye techniques. They finish the week with wearable items and unique creations and even a couple of edible surprises!

    Tinkering
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Taking machines apart and discovering how they work is exciting investigation! This week focuses on taking apart old appliances and machines such as VCRs, toasters, radios, etc., and seeing how the parts interconnect to make a working machine. Time will also be spent on tinkering or design challenges that allow campers to create something new with found parts! Campers are encouraged to bring in some old devices themselves, so a list of approved items will be sent home a few weeks before camp.

    Track and Field
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Ali Raffensperger, CCES Second Grade Teacher and former college track competitor
    Calling all those interested in the unique offerings of track and field! In this sampler course, campers will explore and practice a different event each day. There will be running events, such as sprints, hurdles, and relays. There will be throwing events, such as discus and shot put. There will be jumping events, such as long jump, high jump, and triple jump. Athletes will sample each event and learn about the techniques to succeed at each.

    Tumbling
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    Learn the basics and foundation of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers.

    Ultimate Sleepover
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Teacher
    What’s better than a sleepover? NOTHING! Wear your pajamas EVERYDAY, bring your sleeping bag and pillow to use for the week, and join us for a one-of-a-kind camp that you won’t forget! Through crafts, like making pillowcases and friendship bracelets, activities like doing make-up and painting nails, and silliness like singing karaoke and dancing the morning away, this camp is one you won’t want to miss! Girls only.

    Up, Up & Away: Exploring Flight
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Coach: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Want to fly a drone? Well you’ll get to as you encounter the world of things that fly. From seeing how design affects paper airplane flight, to launching model rockets, to flying kites, if it flies, we’ll be taking a look at it. Other items we’ll be using include frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets and learning how to play with a Fox Tail. Don’t miss out on this hands-on, interactive camp where the sky is the limit!

    Volleyball
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Katie Harrell, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week. To add to the fun, participants will form “teams” at the beginning of the week and earn points for their team based on effort and skill. Teams can dress alike and will compete for points throughout the week.

    Wrestling
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!

    Yoga
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $145
    Coach: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
  • 4th Grade

    A Canvas a Day
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Join this lighthearted class where artists get to paint a masterpiece daily! Exploring a different theme each day allows participants to learn about multiple artists and analyze their painting styles. Every day a new canvas will be painted. The sizes will be 8x10s, 11x14s, and even a 16x20! Campers will be guided step-by-step through the process of creating their replica paintings and will take their canvases home at the end of the week. This year there are all new paintings, so please join us even if you attended before!

    Advanced Coding
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $145
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This camp is for those with some coding experience. Computer programmers will build on their knowledge to create more complex projects. Tynker and Scratch will be used along with other products, so that campers can build games they can play with outside of camp. Cool challenges and designs will be completed, along with learning techniques that can be used with school work in the future. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will have access to their online coding account from home after our week ends.

    American Girl Doll: A Stroll Thru Time
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $145
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    American Girl Dolls bring history to life, and this week is a fantastic trip through the lives and times of the American Girls. Campers bring their dolls each day and experience what life was like in colonial times, the Civil War era, and the roaring twenties. They will enjoy authentic foods, discuss clothing, create crafts, and compare the lifestyles experienced by the girls today. On Friday, there is an old-fashioned picnic where campers dress up as their favorite doll!

    Archery
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.

    Art Adventures
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art, and make some of your own! Students will visit an artist’s studio, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.

    Art Graffiti
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Learn how to draw graffiti-style letters, shapes, and figures! Participants will create word art, a chalk painting, a life-size self-portrait, and leave their marks around campus too while having lots of fun!

    Art in the Great Outdoors
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be inspired by the beauty of nature! Campers will travel with sketchbooks in hand, using an artist’s eye on field trips to Lake Conestee Nature Park and look carefully at the beauty around us! Wonderful parts of nature including weather, plants, and animals, up close or from a distance, will be the subjects for expressing observations and impressions through drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography.

    Art Magic
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer.

    Basketball Intermediate
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Kimberly Morgan, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    This camp is for beginners or those with some experience. Basic basketball skills are developed, including passing, dribbling, shooting, and team-building plays. Participants work on individual skills and team skills through a variety of drills, small games, and competitions. Campers are divided by skill level as needed.

    Beach Art
    July 23– 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle and bowl, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!

    Beach Dance Party
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    A week long session of dancing to your favorite beach music. This camp is perfect for those that just need to move! Moana, The Little Mermaid, and Teen Beach Movie will all make their way into our week. Each day will be accompanied by a craft to use in the dances. An informal showcase is held at the end of the week for all parents to view what the campers learned.

    Beginner Coding
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $145
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy, new concept is fun and practical. Using applications such as Tynker, Scratch, and more, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.

    Biking
    July 2 – 6 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 9 • $145
    Coach: Sally Pielou, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    Come join this fabulous biking adventure! On Monday, camp will stay on campus and learn safety, proper gear shifting, and general bike care. Each day for the rest of the week, campers will ride a different section of the Swamp Rabbit Trail to include sections at Furman, Travelers Rest, Greenville, and Lake Conestee. Participants should bring their own bikes and helmets.

    Cake Decorating Advanced
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $170 Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This camp is for those chefs who have completed Cake Decorating Beginner or for chefs with some baking/decorating experience. The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them using more advanced piping techniques. Campers learn how to create lovely icing shapes and figures to decorate cakes. They also learn how to display their creations on a beautiful tablescape. Each day, sweets are sampled in camp and taken home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.

    Cake Decorating Beginner
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $160
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and come cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Come create treats fit for any party! Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.

    Cake Pops & Popsicles
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    It’s the summer of Pop! In the mood for something cute and sweet? Then join us to make fun summer treats that help beat the heat! Campers create and enjoy several different types of refreshing popsicles as well as bake and decorate lots of adorable cake pops. Throughout the week chefs learn how to mix, measure, chop, melt, decorate, and much more. Roll up your sleeves and come pop ‘til you drop!

    Camp Comedy
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $145
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Do you love to deliver a good punch line? Love to create giggles? Then join this camp designed to develop comedic prowess. Using improv, performance, and writing exercises, campers will learn how to create comedy that highlights their personality and imagination. Campers will create original comedy individually and as a group in variety of forms for a full week of learning and laughs.

    Candy Making
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service and Experiential Learning, and Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Come live out Willy Wonka candy-creating fantasies! Campers learn how to cook with sugar and create kid-friendly, mouth-watering candies each day. Participants make colorful hard candies, chocolate creations, snack bars and more. All chefs sample their creations in class and take some home to share in adorable containers they craft. A recipe book is created, so campers can recreate their confections again and again.

    Cartooning
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Love to doodle and create characters? Then join this creative camp where participants learn different cartooning styles. Campers will have all the supplies they need to make flip books, draw super heroes, Pokémon and retro characters. Using different cartoon artist’s styles, they will learn simple ways to create background, speech bubbles and a finished cartoon panel.

    Ceramics
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up at a later date after the final firing.

    Cheerleading Intermediate
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Nichole Daniels, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach
    This camp is for beginners and for those with some experience. Campers will learn all the popular CCES cheers along with dance routines and stunts. Working with Varsity cheerleaders, athletes will improve technique and voice to help lead the crowd! On Friday, participants will cheer at the football camp end-of-week game at Carson Stadium and perform at half-time. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!

    Chinese Culture Arts
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come explore Chinese culture through art. Learn about traditions, ceremonies, simple terms, and create lovely pieces at the same time! Campers create cut works of art, such as lanterns and characters. They learn how to paint traditional calligraphy and animals. Artists also learn special folding techniques to make origami and kites. Participants even play traditional children’s games, such as Chinese chess, Chinese checkers, Feather Kick Shuttlecock, and more. Don’t miss this beautiful week of culture study!

    Christmas in July
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then join us! Spend the week making different Christmas crafts, from gingerbread houses to ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be traditional crafts mixed in with silly fun like Christmas themed Minute to Win it games and, of course, hot chocolate! The week ends with a Christmas PJ party and some caroling. Campers should bring a sweater to decorate. All other supplies are provided.

    Circuit Inventions
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $200
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Join us to create simple circuits and experiment with electricity! This camp focuses on exploration, creativity, problem solving, and hands-on learning. Learn about electricity through the use of LEDs, copper tape, copper wire, and batteries to create fully functional circuits. Campers will build fun experiments, like a light powered by lemons, a circuit bug, and will even be able to build a circuit to light up their own creative design. Campers will also get to use Snap Circuits boards to learn more about creating various types of circuits. Come join us for an electrifying experience!

    Clay Sculptures
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Katie Jones, Elementary School Art Teacher
    It’s moldable, mashable, clay pet week! Campers spend the week creating pets of all sorts out of clay. Hand-building techniques like pinch pot, slab, and coil creation are explored, and participants use these skills to create creatures. Artists may paint their treasures, if they choose, and then take them home at the end of the week.

    Dance Fusion
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    Come dance to fun pop music in a dance sampler course. Campers will develop skills in 3 styles of dance: Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz. Dancers will learn a dance in each style and create their own routines, while building confidence and passion for dance. On Friday there will be an informal showcase for parents to see the campers’ talents!

    Day Trippers I
    June 4 – 8 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $275
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Don’t want to be stuck indoors all summer? You don’t have to! Join the fun and go somewhere different every day! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, enjoy trampolines and obstacle courses at Big Air, hike at Lake Conestee Nature Park, climb to their heart’s content at Frankie’s Fun Park’s Fun House, and explore Roper Mountain Science Center!

    Day Trippers II
    August 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $275
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzlin’ summer fun!

    Digital Photography
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Delve into photography and its composition this week! Campers will use provided digital cameras to take photos. Some styles explored will be serious, such as stills, landscapes, and portraits. We will also explore capturing silly moments with photo booths and various photo props. Pictures are then edited using simple software and prints will be taken home. Campers will also create frames and embellishments for their photos. Tamra Turner from Photography by Tamra will visit our class to provide us with tips from a pro.

    Dodgeball
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball‑style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.

    Edible Science
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Campers will love this experimental camp! Using only “chemicals” that can be eaten, campers will learn about science concepts using experimentation. Have you ever seen elephant toothpaste? Or turned beets into acid/base indicators? How about learned the states of matter using ice cream and lip balm? After this week, you can say you have!

    Emoji Mania
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Calling all emoji lovers! Get in on the emoji madness and bring to life all of your favorite emojis! In this fun week, phones will not be used, but we will still play exciting emoji games, solve unusual emoji puzzles, and make awesome emoji crafts! Use creativity to express yourself with those cute little emojis, and make your own personalized emoji décor and accessories to enjoy at home. Get your emoji mojo flowing!

    Etiquette Basics
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Good manners matter because manners show you care. This camp teaches how to have proper table manners, how to set a nice tablescape, and how to organize a party. Campers will also learn how to respond to invitations, generate their own invitations, and write thank-you notes. They will learn how to greet adults, greet their peers, and how to give a proper handshake. The last day will end with a mock dinner party, in conjunction with the Fresh Express cooking camp, so campers can practice what they learned.

    Everyday Cooking
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Stacie Baulo, Professional Chef and Director of Flik Food Services at CCES
    This course is for chefs with some experience. Budding chefs learn techniques to create full meals. This hands-on course uses common kitchen tools, such as knives, ovens, burners, and specialized dishes. Participants learn how to create parts of a meal (appetizers, entrees, desserts) and how to serve them. Chefs also learn hygienic techniques and rules about cleanliness in the kitchen.

    Fencing Beginner
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $160
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $160
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.

    Fencing Intermediate
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $200
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress to electronic scoring bouts throughout the week. An advanced sword, an electric foil, is used to improve techniques, tactics, postures, and proper thrusts. We will use the techniques covered in beginner and intermediate fencing together to fence Olympic style matches.

    Flag Football
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coaches: Eric Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher, and Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher and former JV football coach
    Join the huddle and have a blast as we play flag football! Campers will learn skills, positions, tactics, and strategies while having fun in this safe, no-tackle, low-contact football camp. Daily activities include skill games, where everyone practices with a ball, and head-to-head team games in a season-like format. Come join the camp where everyone gets a chance to be the quarterback in every game.

    Football
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Tommy Bobo, CCES Assistant Varsity Football Coach, and CCES Varsity Football Players
    Come get your game on! Players will complete age-appropriate exercises, activities, and competitive games designed to improve their agility, ball handling, throwing, and catching skills. Coaches will work individually and in group settings to increase campers’ confidence and knowledge of the game in a fun, active learning environment. Campers will compete against one another in drills and games, but will be divided by age, size, and experience as needed. Camp includes an exciting football skills combine competition to see who is the most accurate passer, has the strongest arm, and is the fastest 40-yard dasher. Camp will be low contact with flag or tag football only, so pads and helmets are not needed. The last day will feature a fun scrimmage for parents to come watch, and the cheerleading camp will join to practice their skills, too.

    Fort Building
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This week of fort construction is nothing but summer fun! Campers will use a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, makedo parts, creative embellishments, and a smorgasbord of craft materials. Campers will make life-size forts and model forts to accomplish daily challenges.

    Fresh Express
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Angie Wilson, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Styled after companies that deliver fresh ingredients to your home, pre-measured for you to cook, this camp strives to make meal time easier using fresh ingredients. Campers learn about cooking and create the parts of a meal. Many items come home to share with families. Cooks develop skills like chopping, measuring, and learn tricks for success (what really is the best way to chop an onion?) all while having fun! On Friday, Fresh Express camp teams up with Etiquette Basics camp to host a dinner party amongst the two groups.

    FUNdamentals of Art
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Techniques will be a focus of this camp, so come enjoy getting back to basics.

    Giant Games
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160 Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Family game night will never be the same after this camp experience! This week campers will help create, then play with giant classic games. Games like Giant Jenga, extra large Yahtzee, and an enormous Ker-plunk, just to name a few. Bring a friend to join this crazy camp that will make you feel like you might be shrinking!

    Garden Art
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Display your art outside! Participants will create lots of amazing work the whole family can enjoy, including a mosaic stepping stone and planter, wind chime, fairy garden sculpture, bird feeder, and more! Don’t miss the fun of creating beautiful art for your garden!

    Green Screen Adventures
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Students in this camp will get to star in their very own short films, using green screen technology to provide the setting! This camp will utilize the facilities in the Upper School that are used for Graphic Design and Filmmaking. Campers will create their own stories, put together their own costumes, and perform with their friends. Students will not be asked to edit the videos — they will be provided by the instructor at the end of the camp.

    Green Thumb Gardening
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you have a green thumb or simply enjoy going outdoors and gardening? Then this is a week for you! We will plant several different flowers to beautify our CCES garden, make stepping stones, create a variety of household items that can be made from plants and so much more. Come join a fun-filled week developing your Green Thumb.

    Guitar
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $210
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up the guitar and let the good times roll. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a guitar or use the guitars provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from a variety of their favorite bands, such as The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas, Imagine Dragons, and more. With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read guitar music, and play together as an ensemble. Just remember: “Add six strings to the summer sun, and you will have twice the fun!”

    Harry Potter
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make their own wands, study weird plants in herbology, make edible potions and spells, play Quidditch, make parchment and quills, and compete for their house. There is also endless trivia and study of magical creatures! Those who love Harry Potter don’t want to miss this week of Hogwarts fun. We will be waiting at platform 93/4.

    Hollywood
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Colleen Cassidy, CCES Lower School Late Stay Instructor
    Come walk the red carpet in this fun filled week! Campers will love exploring the lure of Hollywood with activities, games, and crafts glamour style! Future stars will dress up as movie stars, and walk to the Oscars as paparazzi abound (and they will take turns being the star and the photographer!). They will make their own star to take home, have fun writing and auditioning for commercials, and love baking Hollywood inspired treats. The week will round out with movie trivia and more fun glitzy crafts!

    Imagine It! Halloween
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This amazing camp is all about Halloween costumes, props, and haunted houses! Mrs. Burger has extensive costume making experience and shares her expertise on materials/techniques to build realistic, unique costumes using durable materials. In addition, campers will learn how to create the best haunted house on the block filled with the coolest Halloween props. Don’t miss this spooktacular camp!

    Intro to Cooking
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Stacie Baulo, Professional Chef and Director of Flik Food Services at CCES
    Come learn the basics of cooking in a fun atmosphere! Someday, every child will have to prepare meals, and this camp prepares him/her for a lifetime of cooking! Campers learn how to read a recipe, how to measure properly, how to use common kitchen appliances, and how to understand cooking terms (what does mirepoix mean?). While practicing these new skills, they whip up delicious foods and learn about meal planning. There is also instruction about healthy eating and simple nutrition. This is a don’t miss camp for all kids!

    Jump Start 4th Grade English
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 • $165
    Instructor: Scottie Waddell, CCES Fourth Grade Teacher
    Comprehension skills and writing skills are some of the most important tools your child needs for success in fourth grade and beyond. This camp will help campers develop those abilities and learn how fun reading and writing can be! Campers will explore context clues, prediction skills, dictionary proficiency, and writing skills using a variety of activities and games. The writing process will be employed along with exercises to strengthen vocabulary and a review of grammatical structure to help participants create their own expressive writings. These will be compiled into collections, shared with the class, then taken home for parents to enjoy!

    Jump Start 4th Grade Math
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 • $165
    Instructor: Scottie Waddell, CCES Fourth Grade Teacher
    Campers will investigate connections with numbers as they build mathematical self-confidence through games and activities. They will review the many basic skills needed for fourth grade as they use problem solving to connect mathematical ideas. Concepts reinforced will include: multiplication and division facts mastery, number sense, place value, multiplication, geometry, fractions, and algebraic reasoning. CCES uses the Math in Focus curriculum, an American version of the renowned Singapore Math Program.

    Kitchen Chemistry
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    The kitchen is an awesome place to have fun with science experiments. Campers will use simple, safe household ingredients to explore engaging science concepts. Campers will make, bake, cook, experiment, and participate in multiple sensory activities. The colorful, messy, and sometimes gooey results will spark interest and challenge their thinking. The best part is campers will have a blast while learning!

    Lacrosse Coed
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $145
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys. Through fun games and technique lessons, participants will develop a love for the game! All equipment is provided.

    Lego Ninjago
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Ashley Waters, CCES Lower School Assistant Teacher
    Calling all ninjas in training! Come battle in a week of Ninjago adventure! Garmadon attacks Ninjago regularly and his brick-smashing rampages are so frequent that we need to create mechs and weapons to save the city from evil destruction. Become a master brick-builder and build Lego cities where the battles will rage. Bring your imagination and warrior spirit to find your inner “piece.”

    LEGO Wedo Robotics
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers. Using the Wedo system, campers will build multiple machines and then program them to move. Each day will bring a new challenge with building fun and computer programing. At the end of the week, campers can free play with kits and build with their imaginations and new skills! All kits and laptops are provided.

    LEGO Wedo Robotics 2.0
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers and uses different kits from the other Lego Wedo Robotics camp earlier in the summer. Using the Wedo systems, campers will build a machine, then program the machine to move using coding techniques. Needed iPads are provided. Campers will love the building and programming challenges each day and can even invent their own designs.

    Logic Puzzles & Other Mysteries
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Give your brain a workout this week! Explore the covert side of math with games, riddles, and puzzles designed to tickle the imagination and challenge the brain. Solve challenges like “volume—it’s not always what it seems, polyhedra—how did the Egyptians build those pyramids, and mobius strips—making paper do mysterious things,”. Solve crazy mazes, decipher a rebus, build a secret code, and unravel logic riddles.

    Making Magic!
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Ladies and Gentlemen, join The Great Mrs. Burger in a week of magic adventures! Campers will learn numerous tricks to excite their audience and explore props to help the tricks work. They will also learn how to have pizzazz when completing a trick to make the showmanship more exciting. There will also be a guest magician and balloon twister extraordinaire joining the fun!

    Marian Pouch Painting
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Marian Pouch, Local Artist
    Marian Pouch is a local artist who uses bold colors and mixed media to create fun florals, animal paintings, and landscapes. She will teach campers her style of painting, and participants will have beautiful pieces to take home! Campers will even create their own paper this year to incorporate in their original artworks! To see Marian Pouch’s art, visit www.marianpouchart.com.

    Martial Arts
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.

    Minecraft Builders PC Edition
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This advanced Minecraft camp will use the PC Edition to share worlds and build interactive landscapes. Daily creative challenges will guide campers through historical, architectural, and fantasy landscapes. We will explore competitive environments in various survival challenges, as well as go over the best tips and strategies to stay competitive. In order to attend, campers must already have a Minecraft PC Edition registered account and bring their username and password to the camp each day.

    Minecraft P.E.
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Come join the Minecraft adventure! This interactive camp allows campers to build their own world, visit others’ worlds, and battle other campers on iPads in Minecraft Pocket Edition. Beyond building on the iPad, campers will create cool 3-D crafts and weaponry in the Minecraft style. iPads with Minecraft Pocket Edition will be provided; campers may bring their own iPads with the Minecraft Pocket Edition app already installed.

    Minute to Win It!
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love game competition? This camp is five days of fast moving games for kids only! No rough-housing here. These games require some skill, lots of patience, teamwork, and enthusiasm. By the way, how many paper airplanes can you fly through a hula hoop in one minute? Did I mention the blindfold?

    Music and Technology
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $145
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Using provided iPads and a variety of apps, campers will blend technology and music to create fun sounds, manipulate rhythm, and experiment with instruments. Participants will explore pitch, tone, and patterns in music. They can write and record their own music and experiment with different types of notation and visualization. This exciting blend of technology with music provides the chance to explore sound in unique ways.

    Nature & Namaste
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $160
    Coach: Kathy Hinrichsen, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher, and Nick Hinrichsen, CCES Middle School Director
    Spend five days enjoying a blend of yoga and hiking local trails. Two of the days, campers will stay at school and experience the benefits of yoga by gaining greater flexibility and strength, while having fun. They will also learn healthy and creative ways to make fruit bowls, smoothies, ice cream, and crafts for boys and girls. The other three days, campers will enjoy the best that nature can “serve up” when we travel by CCES mini-bus to take beautiful, short day-hikes. Various hiking locations will include Lake Conestee, Paris Mountain, and Cedar Falls Park. Campers need to bring a yoga mat, wear comfortable clothing and shoes for hiking, and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

    Nerf Battles
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.

    Open Hearts: Service Learning
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $130
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $130
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for one of our summer favorites as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers come back year after year to learn about different service opportunities in Greenville. Participants will discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will be serving. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.

    Paint Your Pet
    July 16– 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Marian Pouch, Local Artist
    Create a priceless portrait of your pet! Before camp begins, parents should email the instructor an image of their pet, and students should also bring a printed out image of their pet. Throughout the week campers will learn how to draw and paint animal features. First will be a gray scale study, along with an investigation of how illustrators paint animals in different styles. Then, each camper will create a canvas pet portrait. Very good quality pictures of the face of pet are best for this camp.

    Paul T. Riddle’s Drums:
    Beginner only
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.

    PE Sports and Games
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $145
    Coaches: Eric Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher, and Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Calling all those who love PE class! Join this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love, like floor scooters! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE games. Don’t miss out on Jollyball, Bomb the Pins, Sink the Ship, scooters, parachute games, Fire Engine, Asteroids, and much more! Whether they play inside or outside, participants will work up a sweat while having a blast.

    Percussion
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $145
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Come use all the instruments you beg to play in music class! Drums, xylophones, tambourines, and wood blocks will all be explored this week! Participants will learn about special African drums along with classroom instruments and experience beat, rhythm, and musical patterns. Campers will create their own music and discover sounds that go with stories and songs. Campers will love the individual exploration and the group drumming.

    Pet Care
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $160
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.

    Physics Phun
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Coach: Vaughn Vick, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Take a crash course in physics fun! Learn about physics and engineering design principles by building your own rollercoaster, catapults, paper airplanes and more. Each day will consist of a brief explanation of the principle of the day followed by construction time. Compete to see who’s design is the best while learning why your creations actually work.

    Playwright: Page to Stage
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $145
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    This camp is for those who want to write plays and stories. Learn how to develop the parts of a play: the plot, the dialogue, the exposition, the conflict, the complications, and the climax. Campers are welcome to bring a piece of work to tweak or create a new concept this week. The overall goal of this camp is the creative process of developing a play and going from a thought in your head to words on the page.

    Pokémon Strategies
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Pikachu calls you to come battle with him! Participants will learn and share advanced strategy for playing the game with trading cards and the new 3DS games. Campers will build their own gym and include it in a new region: what new Pokémon will the region contain? What new adventures await? After the week of competitive trading card game play, we will end with a tournament with prizes for the top performers. Campers should bring their cards from home each day (some will be provided).

    Professor Crazy’s Weird Science & College of Immaturity
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Mark Levin, Retired CCES Science Teacher
    Professor Crazy has spent an entire year in his lab (okay, maybe it’s a barn) putting together a combination of activities surely to cause a little mischief. You can be sure you’ll never know what to expect when you step foot into Professor Crazy’s Laboratory of Weird Science. Kid scientists will spend the week experimenting, creating, and learning with some off-the-wall science activities and experiments. We’ll do some creepy things like making “Frankenstein’s hand” and “Ben Franklin’s lightning mouth.” We’ll build a sandwich bag bomb (don’t worry mom). We’ll explore Einstein’s magical atom with a nifty top-secret experiment that will leave you wondering how it works? We might build, test, and improve racing spools, fly paper helicopters, learn about gravity. Each day we’ll try two or three experiments and will explore the science behind the activities helping to demystify our findings. And, just when you think you can’t handle any more fun, the professor will reach into his bag of tricks and jokes and send you home with some gags to try out on your parents and siblings. You’ll be wondering how you ever got along without this stuff!

    Props Fabrication
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Creativity abounds as we learn about what happens behind the scenes in theatre. Participants will study the play, Charlotte’s Web, to learn how to create costumes, props, and set pieces for this classic story. Everyone will design and work together to find inventive ways to craft and build with provided materials for the selected scenes. All the skills learned can also easily be used on projects outside dramatic endeavors. This is the perfect blend of creativity and craftsmanship for anyone willing to use their imagination and get their hands a little dirty.

    Ratatouille Little Chefs
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $160 Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Calling all future great cooks! Tie on your aprons and join us in the kitchen for real kid-safe cooking. If you love to help in the kitchen, you’ll enjoy learning to follow a recipe, measure, mix, and sample new ingredients. Warning: tasting and spoon licking is required!

    Relief Printmaking
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $200
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Come explore your creative potential with this hands-on relief printing camp. Campers will study the traditional art form of relief printing through past and contemporary artists, and then find inspiration for their own designs. Artists will also strengthen drawing and composition skills through learning printing techniques. Campers first learn relief printing on foam and then gradually build skills to carve designs on rubber blocks. They will also explore printmaking utilizing gelatin plates. Once the print is designed and created, campers will ink their designs to stamp and create matted wall art, cards, and even canvas bags. So, put on your painting clothes and come experience the magic of creating an original print!

    Roller Time Skating
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.

    Roller Time Skating Advanced
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Calling all skaters! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches advanced techniques and is only for those with skating experience. Skaters will learn how to do a spiral, shoot the duck backwards, complete multiple jumps using only one foot to land, execute various spins, and learn several footwork combination moves. On Friday, parents may attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.

    Running
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Eric Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher and former CCES Varsity Track Coach
    Calling all runners! Participants will complete running exercises each day through activities and games designed to improve endurance and make running fun. Some activities include Conestee Park trail runs, track relays, and running games like Capture the Flag. Goal setting and positive self-esteem will also be incorporated. No runner is left behind!

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Advanced
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Sewers with some experience, through a past class or personal instruction, will love learning more advanced techniques. Campers learn how to read a pattern, how to add a zipper, and how to use a variety of stitches on the machine. Participants make a skirt with a waistband and zipper, along with a surprise to go with the skirt. Past participants may complete a different pattern/project. Please bring 2 yards of woven fabric (not stretch knit) and a matching 7-inch zipper. Bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper, and needles, so you are familiar with all your tools. All other supplies are provided. Sewing machines are provided, or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $200
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. They will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a fun throw pillow, a pretty drawstring bag, and a pair of pajama bottoms. All campers need to bring is 1.5 yards of fabric for pajama bottoms ... we’ll provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided, or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!

    Sew for Your Pet
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $200
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you love animals and know how to sew? Then join us to create special items for your pets! Learn how to make a pet bed and a special food placemat. Entertain and accessorize your furry friends with sewn stuffed toys and scarves! Prior sewing experience is needed for success with the items being sewn. Please bring one yard of fleece for the pet bed. All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machines from home, if they prefer.

    Slime Squad
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Obssesed with slime? Join the Slime Squad as we create our own batches of unusual gooey, slippery, and slimy fun! Become a chemist and concoct glow-in-the-dark slime, color changing slime, shimmery slime, and more! Not only will we be elbow deep in goop all week long, but we will learn about what slime is, learn about slime molds, and explore where slime occurs naturally in nature. Don’t miss this opportunity to create, squish, and squeeze slime to your hearts delight!

    So Dramatic!
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $150
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This camp is an exciting introduction to acting. Campers will learn techniques needed to perform in a production, such as voice, projection, and stage presence. Actors will study costume design, stage make-up, and set creation. They will learn how to audition for parts, rehearse songs, practice lines and blocking, and how to get rid of the jitters! All are welcome, regardless of prior theater experience.

    Soccer Intermediate
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Brent Roberts, CCES JV Boys Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for beginner and experienced field players. The focus is on strengthening ball-handling skills, passing, set plays, and shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement on the ball and a soccer mindset. Each day includes small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills.

    Softball
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Join this great camp to improve your game or just have fun! Through games, drills, and technique sessions, participants will improve their hitting skills, catching skills, and strategy skills. Players will also learn the basic rules of softball, along with positions and position specific skills. Participants should bring a glove, but other equipment is provided.

    Spa Science
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!

    Sports Sampler
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Love to play games and sports? Then join this exciting sports camp that lets campers participate in a variety of sports and games all week! Soccer, basketball, flag football, tennis, Frisbee golf, lacrosse (non-contact), and gym games are just a few of the fun sports explored. Each day consists of multiple activities. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment and balls if they would like. A daily schedule of sports covered will be emailed the week before camp, so participants know what days to bring what equipment (optional to bring equipment).

    Spy Kids
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Create a fake ID and join us on a week of sleuthing. We will be learning detective skills as we make an undercover book to hide our secrets, dust for fingerprints, navigate through an obstacle course, send messages in invisible ink, and much more. If you like gathering clues and solving mysteries, this is the camp for you!

    Star Wars
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $145
    Instructor: Kristi Byers, CCES Middle School Drama Teacher
    The Force is alive in this amazing week full of galactic adventures! Explore the characters, aliens, weapons, and spacecrafts of all the Star Wars films. Aspiring Jedi will make crafts, have lightsaber battles, and compete in Star Wars trivia.

    STEAM Art
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Full STEAM Ahead— through activities like fantasy structures, art bot drawing machines, op art paintings, and a Fibonacci collage, campers will learn how art, science, engineering, math, and technology are intertwined! Come join us and discover the art connections!

    Stop Motion Animation
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants create stop-motion videos individually and in group projects. All equipment is provided, such as iPads and laptops.

    Summer Fun Sampler
    July 2 – 6 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $185 (no Wednesday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!

    Super Challenge
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $145
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This week is all about obstacles and how you demolish them! Campers will design and create unique athletic obstacle challenges and courses and then compete for supremacy! Athletes will work in groups and individually to develop problem-solving skills. There will also be challenges of the mind with interesting conundrum to solve. So grab your best bud and see if you two are up for the SUPER CHALLENGE!

    T-shirt Quilt
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $200
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers create a one-of-a-kind T-shirt quilt. Please bring in 20 of your favorite, old shirts, each able to yield a 12 x 12, cut square. And bring a twin flat sheet for the back of the quilt. Campers then learn how to make squares and sew all together. By the end of the week you’ll have a keepsake quilt! Beginner sewers are welcome. All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machines, if they prefer.

    Tea Time
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you enjoy hot tea or are simply interested in how to create a unique traditional tea experience? Then come and explore a week filled with all things Tea Time. Campers study and make different types of teas, learn how to set a traditional tea table, explore and make many different types of goodies to serve, and learn the etiquette of how to pour and serve delicious tea and treats. By the end of the week you will be able to decorate, set and serve a traditional and memorable High Tea for your friends and family.

    Tennis
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $145
    Coach: Megan Taylor, CCES Third Grade Assistant Teacher and former tennis coach
    This camp is great for beginners and lower intermediates who want to learn the basics of tennis. Campers will learn skills such as the forehand, backhand, volley, and serve. The fundamentals of scoring and match play will be taught. Skills and footwork will improve through fun games and activities using special beginner balls. There may even be some water games!

    The Best of Summer
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $235
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Summer is almost over, but it won’t feel like it this week! The entire week will be spent doing the things campers love best about summer — such as water games, outdoor fun, and crafts. There will be some summer cooking as campers make ice cream and have a traditional cookout. Campers can suggest and vote on activities to fill out the week and truly spend time doing their favorite summer activities (capture the flag anyone?). Campers will also venture off campus to bowl, to decorate cupcakes, and to jump at Pump It Up.

    The Great Playground Hunt
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $235
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!

    Tie Dye Creations
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This classic summer project allows participants to have fun while safely experimenting with dye on different materials. Campers create something new each day using different tie dye techniques. They finish the week with wearable items and unique creations and even a couple of edible surprises!

    Tinkering
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Taking machines apart and discovering how they work is exciting investigation! This week focuses on taking apart old appliances and machines such as VCRs, toasters, radios, etc., and seeing how the parts interconnect to make a working machine. Time will also be spent on tinkering or design challenges that allow campers to create something new with found parts! Campers are encouraged to bring in some old devices themselves, so a list of approved items will be sent home a few weeks before camp.

    Track and Field
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Ali Raffensperger, CCES Second Grade Teacher and former college track competitor
    Calling all those interested in the unique offerings of track and field! In this sampler course, campers will explore and practice a different event each day. There will be running events, such as sprints, hurdles, and relays. There will be throwing events, such as discus and shot put. There will be jumping events, such as long jump, high jump, and triple jump. Athletes will sample each event and learn about the techniques to succeed at each.

    Tumbling
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    Learn the basics and foundation of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers.

    Ultimate Sleepover
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Teacher
    What’s better than a sleepover? NOTHING! Wear your pajamas EVERYDAY, bring your sleeping bag and pillow to use for the week, and join us for a one-of-a-kind camp that you won’t forget! Through crafts, like making pillowcases and friendship bracelets, activities like doing make-up and painting nails, and silliness like singing karaoke and dancing the morning away, this camp is one you won’t want to miss! Girls only.

    Up, Up & Away: Exploring Flight
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Coach: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Want to fly a drone? Well you’ll get to as you encounter the world of things that fly. From seeing how design affects paper airplane flight, to launching model rockets, to flying kites, if it flies, we’ll be taking a look at it. Other items we’ll be using include frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets and learning how to play with a Fox Tail. Don’t miss out on this hands-on, interactive camp where the sky is the limit!

    Volleyball
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Katie Harrell, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week. To add to the fun, participants will form “teams” at the beginning of the week and earn points for their team based on effort and skill. Teams can dress alike and will compete for points throughout the week.

    Wet & Wild
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $200
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher, and Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you love water parks? Then come join us for a week of exploring great water parks in Greenville! We will visit a different water park each day, Monday through Thursday, and spend Friday with a water day at CCES. We will enjoy a relaxing day in the water at the Kroc Center, boogie board at Discovery Island, try the 32ft tower drop at Otter Creek, get dizzy in the funnel slide at 7th Inning, and enjoy inflatable water slides on campus.

    Woodworking
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $200
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Come work in a live shop to build with wood! Participants use basic wood-working tools to include power items such as a drill press, Skilsaw, and belt sander. Manual tools, such as hammers, nails, clamps, and sanders are also used. A wooden board game, birdhouse, and model car are built by hand! Because safety is the utmost priority in the camp, proper safety wear and precautions are mandatory each day.

    Wrestling
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!

    Yoga
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $145
    Coach: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
  • 5th Grade

    A Canvas a Day
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Join this lighthearted class where artists get to paint a masterpiece daily! Exploring a different theme each day allows participants to learn about multiple artists and analyze their painting styles. Every day a new canvas will be painted. The sizes will be 8x10s, 11x14s, and even a 16x20! Campers will be guided step-by-step through the process of creating their replica paintings and will take their canvases home at the end of the week. This year there are all new paintings, so please join us even if you attended before!

    Advanced Coding
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $145
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This camp is for those with some coding experience. Computer programmers will build on their knowledge to create more complex projects. Tynker and Scratch will be used along with other products, so that campers can build games they can play with outside of camp. Cool challenges and designs will be completed, along with learning techniques that can be used with school work in the future. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will have access to their online coding account from home after our week ends.

    American Girl Doll: A Stroll Thru Time
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $145
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    American Girl Dolls bring history to life, and this week is a fantastic trip through the lives and times of the American Girls. Campers bring their dolls each day and experience what life was like in colonial times, the Civil War era, and the roaring twenties. They will enjoy authentic foods, discuss clothing, create crafts, and compare the lifestyles experienced by the girls today. On Friday, there is an old-fashioned picnic where campers dress up as their favorite doll!

    Archery
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.

    Art Adventures
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art, and make some of your own! Students will visit an artist’s studio, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.

    Art Graffiti
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Learn how to draw graffiti-style letters, shapes, and figures! Participants will create word art, a chalk painting, a life-size self-portrait, and leave their marks around campus too while having lots of fun!

    Art in the Great Outdoors
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be inspired by the beauty of nature! Campers will travel with sketchbooks in hand, using an artist’s eye on field trips to Lake Conestee Nature Park and look carefully at the beauty around us! Wonderful parts of nature including weather, plants, and animals, up close or from a distance, will be the subjects for expressing observations and impressions through drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography.

    Art Magic
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer.

    Basketball Intermediate
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Kimberly Morgan, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    This camp is for beginners or those with some experience. Basic basketball skills are developed, including passing, dribbling, shooting, and team-building plays. Participants work on individual skills and team skills through a variety of drills, small games, and competitions. Campers are divided by skill level as needed.

    Beach Art
    July 23– 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle and bowl, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!

    Beach Dance Party
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    A week long session of dancing to your favorite beach music. This camp is perfect for those that just need to move! Moana, The Little Mermaid, and Teen Beach Movie will all make their way into our week. Each day will be accompanied by a craft to use in the dances. An informal showcase is held at the end of the week for all parents to view what the campers learned.

    Behind the Scenes
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $150
    Instructor: Kristi Byers, CCES Middle School Drama Teacher
    Always wanted to join the action of a stage production but too nervous for performing? Then join this engaging course all about the behind-the-scenes important roles that keep a performance alive. Discover how to control the lighting and sound booth, how to create and display set designs, how to create costumes, and how to be a stage manager and keep the performers where they need to be on time for their scenes. Campers will use the Christ Church state-of-the-art, 600‑seat Performing Arts Center.

    Biking
    July 2 – 6 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 9 • $145
    Coach: Sally Pielou, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    Come join this fabulous biking adventure! On Monday, camp will stay on campus and learn safety, proper gear shifting, and general bike care. Each day for the rest of the week, campers will ride a different section of the Swamp Rabbit Trail to include sections at Furman, Travelers Rest, Greenville, and Lake Conestee. Participants should bring their own bikes and helmets.

    Cake Decorating Advanced
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $170 Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This camp is for those chefs who have completed Cake Decorating Beginner or for chefs with some baking/decorating experience. The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them using more advanced piping techniques. Campers learn how to create lovely icing shapes and figures to decorate cakes. They also learn how to display their creations on a beautiful tablescape. Each day, sweets are sampled in camp and taken home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.

    Cake Decorating Beginner
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $160
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and come cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Come create treats fit for any party! Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.

    Cake Pops & Popsicles
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    It’s the summer of Pop! In the mood for something cute and sweet? Then join us to make fun summer treats that help beat the heat! Campers create and enjoy several different types of refreshing popsicles as well as bake and decorate lots of adorable cake pops. Throughout the week chefs learn how to mix, measure, chop, melt, decorate, and much more. Roll up your sleeves and come pop ‘til you drop!

    Camp Comedy
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $145
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Do you love to deliver a good punch line? Love to create giggles? Then join this camp designed to develop comedic prowess. Using improv, performance, and writing exercises, campers will learn how to create comedy that highlights their personality and imagination. Campers will create original comedy individually and as a group in variety of forms for a full week of learning and laughs.

    Candy Making
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service and Experiential Learning, and Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Come live out Willy Wonka candy-creating fantasies! Campers learn how to cook with sugar and create kid-friendly, mouth-watering candies each day. Participants make colorful hard candies, chocolate creations, snack bars and more. All chefs sample their creations in class and take some home to share in adorable containers they craft. A recipe book is created, so campers can recreate their confections again and again.

    Cartooning
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Love to doodle and create characters? Then join this creative camp where participants learn different cartooning styles. Campers will have all the supplies they need to make flip books, draw super heroes, Pokémon and retro characters. Using different cartoon artist’s styles, they will learn simple ways to create background, speech bubbles and a finished cartoon panel.

    Ceramics
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up at a later date after the final firing.

    Cheerleading Intermediate
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Nichole Daniels, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach
    This camp is for beginners and for those with some experience. Campers will learn all the popular CCES cheers along with dance routines and stunts. Working with Varsity cheerleaders, athletes will improve technique and voice to help lead the crowd! On Friday, participants will cheer at the football camp end-of-week game at Carson Stadium and perform at half-time. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!

    Circuit Inventions
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $200
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Join us to create simple circuits and experiment with electricity! This camp focuses on exploration, creativity, problem solving, and hands-on learning. Learn about electricity through the use of LEDs, copper tape, copper wire, and batteries to create fully functional circuits. Campers will build fun experiments, like a light powered by lemons, a circuit bug, and will even be able to build a circuit to light up their own creative design. Campers will also get to use Snap Circuits boards to learn more about creating various types of circuits. Come join us for an electrifying experience!

    Clay Sculptures
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Katie Jones, Elementary School Art Teacher
    It’s moldable, mashable, clay pet week! Campers spend the week creating pets of all sorts out of clay. Hand-building techniques like pinch pot, slab, and coil creation are explored, and participants use these skills to create creatures. Artists may paint their treasures, if they choose, and then take them home at the end of the week.

    Competitive Play Pokémon
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $175
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This week is all about the battles! Participants with Pokémon experience should join and will use their gym to spend the week battling other campers. If they don’t have a gym, one will be created the first day. It is tournaments all week long! Campers should bring their own cards, and some new ones will be provided.

    Dance Fusion
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    Come dance to fun pop music in a dance sampler course. Campers will develop skills in 3 styles of dance: Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz. Dancers will learn a dance in each style and create their own routines, while building confidence and passion for dance. On Friday there will be an informal showcase for parents to see the campers’ talents!

    Day Trippers I
    June 4 – 8 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $275
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Don’t want to be stuck indoors all summer? You don’t have to!
    Join the fun and go somewhere different every day! Campers
    will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, enjoy trampolines and obstacle courses at Big Air, hike at Lake Conestee Nature Park, climb to their heart’s content at Frankie’s Fun Park’s Fun House, and explore Roper Mountain Science Center!

    Day Trippers II
    August 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $275
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting
    week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzlin’ summer fun!

    Digital Photography
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Delve into photography and its composition this week! Campers will use provided digital cameras to take photos. Some styles explored will be serious, such as stills, landscapes, and portraits. We will also explore capturing silly moments with photo booths and various photo props. Pictures are then edited using simple software and prints will be taken home. Campers will also create frames and embellishments for their photos. Tamra Turner from Photography by Tamra will visit our class to provide us with tips from a pro.

    DJ Camp
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Come be a sound mixologist! Learn how to blend songs and create your own tracks. This camp will explore music mixing and beats. Campers will create multiple pieces of music using old and new music and add their own “spin.” Laptops and iPads needed for mixing will be provided. Campers will take home copies of their jams or create a YouTube channel.

    Dodgeball
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball‑style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.

    Edible Science
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Campers will love this experimental camp! Using only “chemicals” that can be eaten, campers will learn about science concepts using experimentation. Have you ever seen elephant toothpaste? Or turned beets into acid/base indicators? How about learned the states of matter using ice cream and lip balm? After this week, you can say you have!

    Emoji Mania
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Calling all emoji lovers! Get in on the emoji madness and bring to life all of your favorite emojis! In this fun week, phones will not be used, but we will still play exciting emoji games, solve unusual emoji puzzles, and make awesome emoji crafts! Use creativity to express yourself with those cute little emojis, and make your own personalized emoji décor and accessories to enjoy at home. Get your emoji mojo flowing!

    Encaustic Art
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $210
    Instructor: Carey Hudson, Local Artist
    Learn the ancient art of painting with melted pigmented wax (encaustic painting). Painting with colored wax on a board offers many opportunities for creativity including embedding treasures, such as game or concert tickets, music scores, drawings, pictures, etc., into the layers of wax. Artists will learn color theory and composition, as well as the technique of painting in encaustic. A fun, tactile experience!

    Etiquette Basics
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Good manners matter because manners show you care. This camp teaches how to have proper table manners, how to set a nice tablescape, and how to organize a party. Campers will also learn how to respond to invitations, generate their own invitations, and write thank-you notes. They will learn how to greet adults, greet their peers, and how to give a proper handshake. The last day will end with a mock dinner party, in conjunction with the Fresh Express cooking camp, so campers can practice what they learned.

    Everyday Cooking
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Stacie Baulo, Professional Chef and Director of Flik Food Services at CCES
    This course is for chefs with some experience. Budding chefs learn techniques to create full meals. This hands-on course uses common kitchen tools, such as knives, ovens, burners, and specialized dishes. Participants learn how to create parts of a meal (appetizers, entrees, desserts) and how to serve them. Chefs also learn hygienic techniques and rules about cleanliness in the kitchen.

    Explore Greenville
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: James Greco, CCES Middle School Dean of Students
    This exciting week is all about the lore of Greenville! Join us as we discover the secret histories behind this city we call home. Not only do participants learn about the event but they get to explore it in person as we take a field trip each day to a new hot spot in Greenville. Discover the Mice on Main and their connection to CCES. Learn about Shoeless Joe Jackson and why he lost his shoes. What is a Swamp Rabbit and where did he come from? What made this city the perfect place to get revved up about BMW and the automotive industry? Explore Lake Conestee and the history behind the mill. Don’t miss this exciting week all about Greenville!

    Fencing Beginner
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $160
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $160
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.

    Fencing Intermediate
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $200
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress to electronic scoring bouts throughout the week. An advanced sword, an electric foil, is used to improve techniques, tactics, postures, and proper thrusts. We will use the techniques covered in beginner and intermediate fencing together to fence Olympic style matches.

    Field Hockey
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Sara Hellman, CCES Varsity Field Hockey Coach
    Want to play a sport that is a combination of soccer and lacrosse? This sport is played with a stick and ball like lacrosse and with positioning similar to soccer. This camp is designed for beginners and teaches basic skills like passing, receiving, shooting, defending, and positioning. Games are played in a fun atmosphere. Sticks and balls are provided. Shin guards are recommended. Come learn and love this Northern sport that is gaining popularity in the South!

    Flag Football
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coaches: Eric Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher, and Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher and former JV football coach
    Join the huddle and have a blast as we play flag football! Campers will learn skills, positions, tactics, and strategies while having fun in this safe, no-tackle, low-contact football camp. Daily activities include skill games, where everyone practices with a ball, and head-to-head team games in a season-like format. Come join the camp where everyone gets a chance to be the quarterback in every game.

    Football
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Tommy Bobo, CCES Assistant Varsity Football Coach, and CCES Varsity Football Players
    Come get your game on! Players will complete age-appropriate exercises, activities, and competitive games designed to improve their agility, ball handling, throwing, and catching skills. Coaches will work individually and in group settings to increase campers’ confidence and knowledge of the game in a fun, active learning environment. Campers will compete against one another in drills and games, but will be divided by age, size, and experience as needed. Camp includes an exciting football skills combine competition to see who is the most accurate passer, has the strongest arm, and is the fastest 40-yard dasher. Camp will be low contact with flag or tag football only, so pads and helmets are not needed. The last day will feature a fun scrimmage for parents to come watch, and the cheerleading camp will join to practice their skills, too.

    Fresh Express
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Angie Wilson, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Styled after companies that deliver fresh ingredients to your home, pre-measured for you to cook, this camp strives to make meal time easier using fresh ingredients. Campers learn about cooking and create the parts of a meal. Many items come home to share with families. Cooks develop skills like chopping, measuring, and learn tricks for success (what really is the best way to chop an onion?) all while having fun! On Friday, Fresh Express camp teams up with Etiquette Basics camp to host a dinner party amongst the two groups.

    FUNdamentals of Art
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Techniques will be a focus of this camp, so come enjoy getting back to basics.

    Garden Art
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Display your art outside! Participants will create lots of amazing work the whole family can enjoy, including a mosaic stepping stone and planter, wind chime, fairy garden sculpture, bird feeder, and more! Don’t miss the fun of creating beautiful art for your garden!

    Giant Games
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160 Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Family game night will never be the same after this camp experience! This week campers will help create, then play with giant classic games. Games like Giant Jenga, extra large Yahtzee, and an enormous Ker-plunk, just to name a few. Bring a friend to join this crazy camp that will make you feel like you might be shrinking!

    Guitar
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $210
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up the guitar and let the good times roll. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a guitar or use the guitars provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from a variety of their favorite bands, such as The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas, Imagine Dragons, and more. With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read guitar music, and play together as an ensemble. Just remember: “Add six strings to the summer sun, and you will have twice the fun!”

    Harry Potter
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make their own wands, study weird plants in herbology, make edible potions and spells, play Quidditch, make parchment and quills, and compete for their house. There is also endless trivia and study of magical creatures! Those who love Harry Potter don’t want to miss this week of Hogwarts fun. We will be waiting at platform 93/4.

    Hollywood
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Colleen Cassidy, CCES Lower School Late Stay Instructor
    Come walk the red carpet in this fun filled week! Campers will love exploring the lure of Hollywood with activities, games, and crafts glamour style! Future stars will dress up as movie stars, and walk to the Oscars as paparazzi abound (and they will take turns being the star and the photographer!). They will make their own star to take home, have fun writing and auditioning for commercials, and love baking Hollywood inspired treats. The week will round out with movie trivia and more fun glitzy crafts!

    Imagine It! Halloween
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This amazing camp is all about Halloween costumes, props, and haunted houses! Mrs. Burger has extensive costume making experience and shares her expertise on materials/techniques to build realistic, unique costumes using durable materials. In addition, campers will learn how to create the best haunted house on the block filled with the coolest Halloween props. Don’t miss this spooktacular camp!

    Intro to Cooking
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Stacie Baulo, Professional Chef and Director of Flik Food Services at CCES
    Come learn the basics of cooking in a fun atmosphere! Someday, every child will have to prepare meals, and this camp prepares him/her for a lifetime of cooking! Campers learn how to read a recipe, how to measure properly, how to use common kitchen appliances, and how to understand cooking terms (what does mirepoix mean?). While practicing these new skills, they whip up delicious foods and learn about meal planning. There is also instruction about healthy eating and simple nutrition. This is a don’t miss camp for all kids!

    Jump Start 5th Grade
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 • $175
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Join this excellent opportunity to brush up on math and English skills. Review key math skills needed for fifth grade: problem solving, algebraic reasoning, decimals, fractions, fast facts, and percentages. Campers may also work on summer math packets. The English portion of the program will review parts of speech, mechanics, reading comprehension, and decoding and encoding skills. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, campers will refresh their language skills and confidence. Campers will address their required reading lists, where needed.

    Jump Start USA
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 9 • $185
    Instructor: Benjamin Francis, CCES ESOL Instructional Specialist
    Open to English Language Learners (ELL) throughout the Greenville community, Jump Start USA is designed as a
    fun-filled week that is an introduction to all things “American”. Taught by an experienced English Language instructor, campers will experience life as an American student, including foods, games, language practice, and local tradition. Returning students can brush up on their English skills for the new school year, and new students can jump start their understanding of English in a fun environment.

    Keyboarding
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher‑ and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.

    Kitchen Chemistry
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    The kitchen is an awesome place to have fun with science experiments. Campers will use simple, safe household ingredients to explore engaging science concepts. Campers will make, bake, cook, experiment, and participate in multiple sensory activities. The colorful, messy, and sometimes gooey results will spark interest and challenge their thinking. The best part is campers will have a blast while learning!

    Lacrosse Coed
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $145
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys

    Lego Ninjago
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Ashley Waters, CCES Lower School Assistant Teacher
    Calling all ninjas in training! Come battle in a week of Ninjago adventure! Garmadon attacks Ninjago regularly and his brick-smashing rampages are so frequent that we need to create mechs and weapons to save the city from evil destruction. Become a master brick-builder and build Lego cities where the battles will rage. Bring your imagination and warrior spirit to find your inner “piece.”

    LEGO Robotics
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    This camp is designed as a fun introduction to robotics and programming. Students will use LEGO Mindstorm NXT robots to complete interesting challenges. Every student will have his/her own robot to use. Activities will involve building a robot and then programming it to complete various challenges. The week ends with a robotic sumo wrestling match where campers design a robot that can push other robots off a playing field. Will your robot be the victor? Students will not take robots home, but family is invited to watch the showdown. This camp is a great combination of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and FUN!

    Logic Puzzles & Other Mysteries
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Give your brain a workout this week! Explore the covert side of math with games, riddles, and puzzles designed to tickle the imagination and challenge the brain. Solve challenges like “volume—it’s not always what it seems, polyhedra—how did the Egyptians build those pyramids, and mobius strips—making paper do mysterious things,”. Solve crazy mazes, decipher a rebus, build a secret code, and unravel logic riddles.

    Making Magic!
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Ladies and Gentlemen, join The Great Mrs. Burger in a week of magic adventures! Campers will learn numerous tricks to excite their audience and explore props to help the tricks work. They will also learn how to have pizzazz when completing a trick to make the showmanship more exciting. There will also be a guest magician and balloon twister extraordinaire joining the fun!

    Marian Pouch Painting
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Marian Pouch, Local Artist
    Marian Pouch is a local artist who uses bold colors and mixed media to create fun florals, animal paintings, and landscapes. She will teach campers her style of painting, and participants will have beautiful pieces to take home! Campers will even create their own paper this year to incorporate in their original artworks! To see Marian Pouch’s art, visit www.marianpouchart.com.

    Martial Arts
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.

    Media Makers
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $175
    Instructor: Jamie Bryant, CCES Director of Marketing & Public Relations
    In this dynamic course, students will learn how to connect with the media. They can practice writing a short piece for a radio recording​​ ​or ​preparing for a television appearance. We will visit multiple, local media outlets where participants can see the behind-the scenes action in studios and meet local media experts. Throughout the week, students will report on local activities via our Summer Encounters online news station (which will be a Podcast or a YouTube channel). Students will learn how to collaborate with others to create and safely share a variety of content.

    Middle School Coding
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy new concept is fun and practical. Using applications such as Tynker, Scratch, and more, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.

    Minecraft Builders PC Edition
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This advanced Minecraft camp will use the PC Edition to share worlds and build interactive landscapes. Daily creative challenges will guide campers through historical, architectural, and fantasy landscapes. We will explore competitive environments in various survival challenges, as well as go over the best tips and strategies to stay competitive. In order to attend, campers must already have a Minecraft PC Edition registered account and bring their username and password to the camp each day.

    Minute to Win It!
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love game competition? This camp is five days of fast moving games for kids only! No rough-housing here. These games require some skill, lots of patience, teamwork, and enthusiasm. By the way, how many paper airplanes can you fly through a hula hoop in one minute? Did I mention the blindfold?

    Music and Technology
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $145
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Using provided iPads and a variety of apps, campers will blend technology and music to create fun sounds, manipulate rhythm, and experiment with instruments. Participants will explore pitch, tone, and patterns in music. They can write and record their own music and experiment with different types of notation and visualization. This exciting blend of technology with music provides the chance to explore sound in unique ways.

    Nerf Battles
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.

    Open Hearts: Service Learning
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $130
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $130
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for one of our summer favorites as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers come back year after year to learn about different service opportunities in Greenville. Participants will discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will be serving. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.

    Paint Your Pet
    July 16– 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Marian Pouch, Local Artist
    Create a priceless portrait of your pet! Before camp begins, parents should email the instructor an image of their pet, and students should also bring a printed out image of their pet. Throughout the week campers will learn how to draw and paint animal features. First will be a gray scale study, along with an investigation of how illustrators paint animals in different styles. Then, each camper will create a canvas pet portrait. Very good quality pictures of the face of pet are best for this camp.

    Paul T. Riddle’s Drums:
    Beginner only
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.

    PE Sports and Games
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $145
    Coaches: Eric Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher, and Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Calling all those who love PE class! Join this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love, like floor scooters! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE games. Don’t miss out on Jollyball, Bomb the Pins, Sink the Ship, scooters, parachute games, Fire Engine, Asteroids, and much more! Whether they play inside or outside, participants will work up a sweat while having a blast.

    Percussion
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $145
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Come use all the instruments you beg to play in music class! Drums, xylophones, tambourines, and wood blocks will all be explored this week! Participants will learn about special African drums along with classroom instruments and experience beat, rhythm, and musical patterns. Campers will create their own music and discover sounds that go with stories and songs. Campers will love the individual exploration and the group drumming.

    Pet Care
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $160
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.

    Physics Phun
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Coach: Vaughn Vick, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Take a crash course in physics fun! Learn about physics and engineering design principles by building your own rollercoaster, catapults, paper airplanes and more. Each day will consist of a brief explanation of the principle of the day followed by construction time. Compete to see who’s design is the best while learning why your creations actually work.

    Playwright: Page to Stage
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $145
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    This camp is for those who want to write plays and stories. Learn how to develop the parts of a play: the plot, the dialogue, the exposition, the conflict, the complications, and the climax. Campers are welcome to bring a piece of work to tweak or create a new concept this week. The overall goal of this camp is the creative process of developing a play and going from a thought in your head to words on the page.

    Pokémon Go
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    “Gotta catch’em all”. Do you love catching Pokémon and battling? Then join this camp! Campers will travel to different spots around Greenville to different Pokémon stops, collect Pokémon and, of course, visit the different Pokémon gyms to battle. We will travel by CCES mini-bus and the places we will visit are: Main Street in Greenville, Cleveland Park, Heritage Park, downtown Simpsonville and the Swamp Rabbit trail.

    Pokémon Strategies
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Pikachu calls you to come battle with him! Participants will learn and share advanced strategy for playing the game with trading cards and the new 3DS games. Campers will build their own gym and include it in a new region: what new Pokémon will the region contain? What new adventures await? After the week of competitive trading card game play, we will end with a tournament with prizes for the top performers. Campers should bring their cards from home each day (some will be provided).

    Professor Crazy’s Weird Science & College of Immaturity
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Mark Levin, Retired CCES Science Teacher
    Professor Crazy has spent an entire year in his lab (okay, maybe it’s a barn) putting together a combination of activities surely to cause a little mischief. You can be sure you’ll never know what to expect when you step foot into Professor Crazy’s Laboratory of Weird Science. Kid scientists will spend the week experimenting, creating, and learning with some off-the-wall science activities and experiments. We’ll do some creepy things like making “Frankenstein’s hand” and “Ben Franklin’s lightning mouth.” We’ll build a sandwich bag bomb (don’t worry mom). We’ll explore Einstein’s magical atom with a nifty top-secret experiment that will leave you wondering how it works? We might build, test, and improve racing spools, fly paper helicopters, learn about gravity. Each day we’ll try two or three experiments and will explore the science behind the activities helping to demystify our findings. And, just when you think you can’t handle any more fun, the professor will reach into his bag of tricks and jokes and send you home with some gags to try out on your parents and siblings. You’ll be wondering how you ever got along without this stuff!

    Props Fabrication
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Creativity abounds as we learn about what happens behind the scenes in theatre. Participants will study the play, Charlotte’s Web, to learn how to create costumes, props, and set pieces for this classic story. Everyone will design and work together to find inventive ways to craft and build with provided materials for the selected scenes. All the skills learned can also easily be used on projects outside dramatic endeavors. This is the perfect blend of creativity and craftsmanship for anyone willing to use their imagination and get their hands a little dirty.

    Relief Printmaking
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $200
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Come explore your creative potential with this hands-on relief printing camp. Campers will study the traditional art form of relief printing through past and contemporary artists, and then find inspiration for their own designs. Artists will also strengthen drawing and composition skills through learning printing techniques. Campers first learn relief printing on foam and then gradually build skills to carve designs on rubber blocks. They will also explore printmaking utilizing gelatin plates. Once the print is designed and created, campers will ink their designs to stamp and create matted wall art, cards, and even canvas bags. So, put on your painting clothes and come experience the magic of creating an original print!

    Roller Time Skating
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.

    Roller Time Skating Advanced
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Calling all skaters! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches advanced techniques and is only for those with skating experience. Skaters will learn how to do a spiral, shoot the duck backwards, complete multiple jumps using only one foot to land, execute various spins, and learn several footwork combination moves. On Friday, parents may attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.

    Rube Goldberg Engineering Experience
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Science Teacher
    Rube Goldberg is a famous inventor and cartoonist known for making simple tasks ridiculously complex. Each year teams from all over the world compete to create a Rube Goldberg Machine which “is an overly complex contraption, designed with humor and a narrative, to accomplish a simple task.”1 The machine typically involves a chain reaction of events to produce the final simple step. In his honor, campers will enjoy the challenge to turn a simple task, like flipping a light switch on with the flick of a finger, into an incredible maze of steps of reactions to finally end with task completion, like the light switch being flipped on. Campers can choose from a variety of tasks such as flipping on a light, pulling a tissue out of a box, squirting a bit of hand sanitizer, popping open a bag, or creating their own simple end product. Assorted items from home may be needed depending on the crazy steps a student takes to the finish, but most materials can be found within Summer Encounters’ huge supply. Campers will not participate in the official contest held in California, but will enjoy the machine creation all the same.
    1 Visit www.rubegoldberg.com/ for more information and examples.

    Running
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Eric Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher and former CCES Varsity Track Coach
    Calling all runners! Participants will complete running exercises each day through activities and games designed to improve endurance and make running fun. Some activities include Conestee Park trail runs, track relays, and running games like Capture the Flag. Goal setting and positive self-esteem will also be incorporated. No runner is left behind!

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Advanced
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Sewers with some experience, through a past class or personal instruction, will love learning more advanced techniques. Campers learn how to read a pattern, how to add a zipper, and how to use a variety of stitches on the machine. Participants make a skirt with a waistband and zipper, along with a surprise to go with the skirt. Past participants may complete a different pattern/project. Please bring 2 yards of woven fabric (not stretch knit) and a matching 7-inch zipper. Bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper, and needles, so you are familiar with all your tools. All other supplies are provided. Sewing machines are provided, or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $200
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. They will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a fun throw pillow, a pretty drawstring bag, and a pair of pajama bottoms. All campers need to bring is 1.5 yards of fabric for pajama bottoms ... we’ll provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided, or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!

    Sew for Your Pet
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $200
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you love animals and know how to sew? Then join us to create special items for your pets! Learn how to make a pet bed and a special food placemat. Entertain and accessorize your furry friends with sewn stuffed toys and scarves! Prior sewing experience is needed for success with the items being sewn. Please bring one yard of fleece for the pet bed. All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machines from home, if they prefer.

    Slime Squad
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Obssesed with slime? Join the Slime Squad as we create our own batches of unusual gooey, slippery, and slimy fun! Become a chemist and concoct glow-in-the-dark slime, color changing slime, shimmery slime, and more! Not only will we be elbow deep in goop all week long, but we will learn about what slime is, learn about slime molds, and explore where slime occurs naturally in nature. Don’t miss this opportunity to create, squish, and squeeze slime to your hearts delight!

    So Dramatic!
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $150
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This camp is an exciting introduction to acting. Campers will learn techniques needed to perform in a production, such as voice, projection, and stage presence. Actors will study costume design, stage make-up, and set creation. They will learn how to audition for parts, rehearse songs, practice lines and blocking, and how to get rid of the jitters! All are welcome, regardless of prior theater experience.

    Soccer Intermediate
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Brent Roberts, CCES JV Boys Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for beginner and experienced field players. The focus is on strengthening ball-handling skills, passing, set plays, and shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement on the ball and a soccer mindset. Each day includes small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills.

    Soccer Premier
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Corey Sinclair, CCES JV Girls Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for experienced field players. Players will strengthen ball-handling skills with a variety of drills to focus on touch. Campers will improve set play skills, along with shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement on the ball and a soccer mindset. Each day includes small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills.

    Softball
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Join this great camp to improve your game or just have fun! Through games, drills, and technique sessions, participants will improve their hitting skills, catching skills, and strategy skills. Players will also learn the basic rules of softball, along with positions and position specific skills. Participants should bring a glove, but other equipment is provided.

    Spa Science
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!

    Sports Sampler
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Love to play games and sports? Then join this exciting sports camp that lets campers participate in a variety of sports and games all week! Soccer, basketball, flag football, tennis, Frisbee golf, lacrosse (non-contact), and gym games are just a few of the fun sports explored. Each day consists of multiple activities. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment and balls if they would like. A daily schedule of sports covered will be emailed the week before camp, so participants know what days to bring what equipment (optional to bring equipment).

    Star Wars
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $145
    Instructor: Kristi Byers, CCES Middle School Drama Teacher
    The Force is alive in this amazing week full of galactic adventures! Explore the characters, aliens, weapons, and spacecrafts of all the Star Wars films. Aspiring Jedi will make crafts, have lightsaber battles, and compete in Star Wars trivia.

    STEAM Art
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Full STEAM Ahead— through activities like fantasy structures, art bot drawing machines, op art paintings, and a Fibonacci collage, campers will learn how art, science, engineering, math, and technology are intertwined! Come join us and discover the art connections!

    Stop Motion Animation
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants create stop-motion videos individually and in group projects. All equipment is provided, such as iPads and laptops.

    Summer Fun Sampler
    July 2 – 6 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $185 (no Wednesday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!

    Super Challenge
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $145
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This week is all about obstacles and how you demolish them! Campers will design and create unique athletic obstacle challenges and courses and then compete for supremacy! Athletes will work in groups and individually to develop problem-solving skills. There will also be challenges of the mind with interesting conundrum to solve. So grab your best bud and see if you two are up for the SUPER CHALLENGE!

    T-shirt Quilt
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $200
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers create a one-of-a-kind T-shirt quilt. Please bring in 20 of your favorite, old shirts, each able to yield a 12 x 12, cut square. And bring a twin flat sheet for the back of the quilt. Campers then learn how to make squares and sew all together. By the end of the week you’ll have a keepsake quilt! Beginner sewers are welcome. All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machines, if they prefer.

    Tea Time
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you enjoy hot tea or are simply interested in how to create a unique traditional tea experience? Then come and explore a week filled with all things Tea Time. Campers study and make different types of teas, learn how to set a traditional tea table, explore and make many different types of goodies to serve, and learn the etiquette of how to pour and serve delicious tea and treats. By the end of the week you will be able to decorate, set and serve a traditional and memorable High Tea for your friends and family.

    The Best of Summer
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $235
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Summer is almost over, but it won’t feel like it this week! The entire week will be spent doing the things campers love best about summer — such as water games, outdoor fun, and crafts. There will be some summer cooking as campers make ice cream and have a traditional cookout. Campers can suggest and vote on activities to fill out the week and truly spend time doing their favorite summer activities (capture the flag anyone?). Campers will also venture off campus to bowl, to decorate cupcakes, and to jump at Pump It Up.

    The Great Playground Hunt
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $235
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!

    Thrill Seekers
    June 26 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $250*
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is for middle schoolers only! Campers will go off campus each day for incredible field‑trip fun. This week, campers will visit the White Water Training Center in Charlotte, go out to lunch, and volunteer at a local charity. They will also visit other places, such as Frankie’s Fun Park, an ice-skating rink, a cupcake‑decorating shop, Gravitopia, Discovery Island Waterpark, or the movies. Final schedules will be posted in March. All fees associated with the field trips are included in the camp fee, but campers can bring small amounts of cash for various, optional, concessions. Don’t miss this awesome week of visiting cool places with your buddies!
    *Please note: Camp meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.

    Tie Dye Creations
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This classic summer project allows participants to have fun while safely experimenting with dye on different materials. Campers create something new each day using different tie dye techniques. They finish the week with wearable items and unique creations and even a couple of edible surprises!

    Tinkering
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Taking machines apart and discovering how they work is exciting investigation! This week focuses on taking apart old appliances and machines such as VCRs, toasters, radios, etc., and seeing how the parts interconnect to make a working machine. Time will also be spent on tinkering or design challenges that allow campers to create something new with found parts! Campers are encouraged to bring in some old devices themselves, so a list of approved items will be sent home a few weeks before camp.

    Track and Field
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Ali Raffensperger, CCES Second Grade Teacher and former college track competitor
    Calling all those interested in the unique offerings of track and field! In this sampler course, campers will explore and practice a different event each day. There will be running events, such as sprints, hurdles, and relays. There will be throwing events, such as discus and shot put. There will be jumping events, such as long jump, high jump, and triple jump. Athletes will sample each event and learn about the techniques to succeed at each.

    Ultimate Sleepover
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Teacher
    What’s better than a sleepover? NOTHING! Wear your pajamas EVERYDAY, bring your sleeping bag and pillow to use for the week, and join us for a one-of-a-kind camp that you won’t forget! Through crafts, like making pillowcases and friendship bracelets, activities like doing make-up and painting nails, and silliness like singing karaoke and dancing the morning away, this camp is one you won’t want to miss! Girls only.

    Up, Up & Away: Exploring Flight
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Coach: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Want to fly a drone? Well you’ll get to as you encounter the world of things that fly. From seeing how design affects paper airplane flight, to launching model rockets, to flying kites, if it flies, we’ll be taking a look at it. Other items we’ll be using include frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets and learning how to play with a Fox Tail. Don’t miss out on this hands-on, interactive camp where the sky is the limit!

    Volleyball
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Katie Harrell, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week. To add to the fun, participants will form “teams” at the beginning of the week and earn points for their team based on effort and skill. Teams can dress alike and will compete for points throughout the week.

    Wet & Wild
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $200
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher, and Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you love water parks? Then come join us for a week of exploring great water parks in Greenville! We will visit a different water park each day, Monday through Thursday, and spend Friday with a water day at CCES. We will enjoy a relaxing day in the water at the Kroc Center, boogie board at Discovery Island, try the 32ft tower drop at Otter Creek, get dizzy in the funnel slide at 7th Inning, and enjoy inflatable water slides on campus.

    Woodworking
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $200
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Come work in a live shop to build with wood! Participants use basic wood-working tools to include power items such as a drill press, Skilsaw, and belt sander. Manual tools, such as hammers, nails, clamps, and sanders are also used. A wooden board game, birdhouse, and model car are built by hand! Because safety is the utmost priority in the camp, proper safety wear and precautions are mandatory each day.

    Wrestling
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!

    Writing Expressions
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on developing emerging writers in both creative and academic forms. Students will explore mentor texts from a variety of literary genres and be introduced to key elements that constitute strong writing, such as structure, logic, flow, style, and voice. They will create a developmental portfolio of multiple writing pieces, ranging from creative narratives to informative exposition. With a piece of their choosing, students will be guided through the writing process, and at the end of the week, they may share their work in a collaborative and encouraging setting. Writing mechanics and fundamentals at the middle‑school level will be reinforced to include sentence structure, paragraph design, essay organization, and appropriate punctuation and formatting. Students may bring their required summer writing assignments to practice and improve the writing skills introduced throughout the week.

    Yoga
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
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    Acting Up
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $150
    Instructor: Kristi Byers, CCES Middle School Drama Teacher
    This fun, improv experience will have campers excited about acting! Through thrilling games and exercises to find voice, campers learn about and practice how to show emotion through actions. They will develop projection skills along with confidence in displaying a range of feelings to an audience.

    Advanced Coding
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $145
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This camp is for those with some coding experience. Computer programmers will build on their knowledge to create more complex projects. Tynker and Scratch will be used along with other products, so that campers can build games they can play with outside of camp. Cool challenges and designs will be completed, along with learning techniques that can be used with school work in the future. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will have access to their online coding account from home after our week ends.

    App Design
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    Want to learn to program an app for your cell phone or tablet? App Inventor is an application from MIT designed to teach students how to create simple apps that can be downloaded to Android devices. (Apple version coming soon!) Camp provides cell phones, so bringing your own is optional. After learning the basics of App Inventor, students will work individually or in pairs to develop their own apps. App Inventor is free, so students can continue improving their apps and creating others on their own computers after camp is over. This camp is a great introduction to programming concepts and a stepping stone toward application design for all devices. Check out appinventor.mit.edu for more information. This requires logical thinking, similar to math classes, so students (especially younger ones) need to feel comfortable with mathematical concepts to enjoy this camp to the fullest.

    Archery
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.

    Basketball Academy
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $275
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
    This camp is for players of all experience levels, as players are divided into small groups for skills practice. Specific areas of concentration are ball handling, shooting, one-on-one skills, perimeter player moves, man-to-man defense, transition offense, and transition defense. Campers will improve individual technique through drills and team concepts during game play. All participants receive a free basketball.

    Basketball Elite Skills
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $145
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Boys Varsity Basketball Coach
    For serious players looking for the competitive edge, this camp helps players take their play to the next level. Using drills, speed work, agility workouts, along with lots of game play, camp will focus on speed of play, transitions between offense and defense, set plays, along with general skill sharpening in dribbling, passing, zone and man-to-man defense structures, and shooting. Each camper will receive an in-depth critique on shooting form and ample practice to make adjustments throughout camp.

    Basketball Intermediate
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Kimberly Morgan, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    This camp is for beginners or those with some experience. Basic basketball skills are developed, including passing, dribbling, shooting, and team-building plays. Participants work on individual skills and team skills through a variety of drills, small games, and competitions. Campers are divided by skill level as needed.

    Behind the Scenes
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $150
    Instructor: Kristi Byers, CCES Middle School Drama Teacher
    Always wanted to join the action of a stage production but too nervous for performing? Then join this engaging course all about the behind-the-scenes important roles that keep a performance alive. Discover how to control the lighting and sound booth, how to create and display set designs, how to create costumes, and how to be a stage manager and keep the performers where they need to be on time for their scenes. Campers will use the Christ Church state-of-the-art, 600‑seat Performing Arts Center.

    Biking
    July 2 – 6 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 9 • $145
    Coach: Sally Pielou, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    Come join this fabulous biking adventure! On Monday, camp will stay on campus and learn safety, proper gear shifting, and general bike care. Each day for the rest of the week, campers will ride a different section of the Swamp Rabbit Trail to include sections at Furman, Travelers Rest, Greenville, and Lake Conestee. Participants should bring their own bikes and helmets.

    Cake Decorating Advanced
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $170 Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This camp is for those chefs who have completed Cake Decorating Beginner or for chefs with some baking/decorating experience. The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them using more advanced piping techniques. Campers learn how to create lovely icing shapes and figures to decorate cakes. They also learn how to display their creations on a beautiful tablescape. Each day, sweets are sampled in camp and taken home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.

    Cake Decorating Beginner
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $160
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and come cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Come create treats fit for any party! Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.

    Camp Comedy
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $145
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Do you love to deliver a good punch line? Love to create giggles? Then join this camp designed to develop comedic prowess. Using improv, performance, and writing exercises, campers will learn how to create comedy that highlights their personality and imagination. Campers will create original comedy individually and as a group in variety of forms for a full week of learning and laughs.

    Candy Making
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service and Experiential Learning, and Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Come live out Willy Wonka candy-creating fantasies! Campers learn how to cook with sugar and create kid-friendly, mouth-watering candies each day. Participants make colorful hard candies, chocolate creations, snack bars and more. All chefs sample their creations in class and take some home to share in adorable containers they craft. A recipe book is created, so campers can recreate their confections again and again.

    Cheerleading Intermediate
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Nichole Daniels, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach
    This camp is for beginners and for those with some experience. Campers will learn all the popular CCES cheers along with dance routines and stunts. Working with Varsity cheerleaders, athletes will improve technique and voice to help lead the crowd! On Friday, participants will cheer at the football camp end-of-week game at Carson Stadium and perform at half-time. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!

    Competitive Play Pokémon
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $175
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This week is all about the battles! Participants with Pokémon experience should join and will use their gym to spend the week battling other campers. If they don’t have a gym, one will be created the first day. It is tournaments all week long! Campers should bring their own cards, and some new ones will be provided.

    Dance Fusion
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    Come dance to fun pop music in a dance sampler course. Campers will develop skills in 3 styles of dance: Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz. Dancers will learn a dance in each style and create their own routines, while building confidence and passion for dance. On Friday there will be an informal showcase for parents to see the campers’ talents!

    Digital Animation
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers will use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants will create stop-motion videos, computer-based characters, and collaborate on a group project. iPads and laptops are provided.

    Digital Photography
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Delve into photography and its composition this week! Campers will use provided digital cameras to take photos. Some styles explored will be serious, such as stills, landscapes, and portraits. We will also explore capturing silly moments with photo booths and various photo props. Pictures are then edited using simple software and prints will be taken home. Campers will also create frames and embellishments for their photos. Tamra Turner from Photography by Tamra will visit our class to provide us with tips from a pro.

    DJ Camp
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Come be a sound mixologist! Learn how to blend songs and create your own tracks. This camp will explore music mixing and beats. Campers will create multiple pieces of music using old and new music and add their own “spin.” Laptops and iPads needed for mixing will be provided. Campers will take home copies of their jams or create a YouTube channel.

    Dodgeball
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball‑style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.

    Encaustic Art
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $210
    Instructor: Carey Hudson, Local Artist
    Learn the ancient art of painting with melted pigmented wax (encaustic painting). Painting with colored wax on a board offers many opportunities for creativity including embedding treasures, such as game or concert tickets, music scores, drawings, pictures, etc., into the layers of wax. Artists will learn color theory and composition, as well as the technique of painting in encaustic. A fun, tactile experience!

    Everyday Cooking
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Stacie Baulo, Professional Chef and Director of Flik Food Services at CCES
    This course is for chefs with some experience. Budding chefs learn techniques to create full meals. This hands-on course uses common kitchen tools, such as knives, ovens, burners, and specialized dishes. Participants learn how to create parts of a meal (appetizers, entrees, desserts) and how to serve them. Chefs also learn hygienic techniques and rules about cleanliness in the kitchen.

    Explore Greenville
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: James Greco, CCES Middle School Dean of Students
    This exciting week is all about the lore of Greenville! Join us as we discover the secret histories behind this city we call home. Not only do participants learn about the event but they get to explore it in person as we take a field trip each day to a new hot spot in Greenville. Discover the Mice on Main and their connection to CCES. Learn about Shoeless Joe Jackson and why he lost his shoes. What is a Swamp Rabbit and where did he come from? What made this city the perfect place to get revved up about BMW and the automotive industry? Explore Lake Conestee and the history behind the mill. Don’t miss this exciting week all about Greenville!

    Fencing Beginner
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $160
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $160
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.

    Fencing Intermediate
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $200
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress to electronic scoring bouts throughout the week. An advanced sword, an electric foil, is used to improve techniques, tactics, postures, and proper thrusts. We will use the techniques covered in beginner and intermediate fencing together to fence Olympic style matches.

    Field Hockey
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Sara Hellman, CCES Varsity Field Hockey Coach
    Want to play a sport that is a combination of soccer and lacrosse? This sport is played with a stick and ball like lacrosse and with positioning similar to soccer. This camp is designed for beginners and teaches basic skills like passing, receiving, shooting, defending, and positioning. Games are played in a fun atmosphere. Sticks and balls are provided. Shin guards are recommended. Come learn and love this Northern sport that is gaining popularity in the South!

    Film Appreciation
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $145
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    This camp will look at scenes from various films from the beginning of Cinema to modern-day works, focusing on understanding the visual language of film. Rather than being a movie-making camp, Film Appreciation will focus on looking at film from a critical/audience perspective. We will learn how to view composition and narrative styles throughout Film history. Below is a list of films from which we will watch selections and behind-the-scenes features to generate discussion. No films are viewed in their entirety. Selections from the Silent Films of Buster Keaton and George Melies; The Wizard of Oz - Victor Fleming; Ben Hur - William Wyler; Strangers on a Train & North by Northwest- Alfred Hitchcock; Singin’ in the Rain - Stanley Donen; Raiders of the Lost Ark - Steven Spielberg; The Lion King - Roger Allers; The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson; Wallace and Gromit - Nick Park; Avatar - James Cameron
     
    Flag Football
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coaches: Eric Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher, and Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher and former JV football coach
    Join the huddle and have a blast as we play flag football! Campers will learn skills, positions, tactics, and strategies while having fun in this safe, no-tackle, low-contact football camp. Daily activities include skill games, where everyone practices with a ball, and head-to-head team games in a season-like format. Come join the camp where everyone gets a chance to be the quarterback in every game.

    Football
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Tommy Bobo, CCES Assistant Varsity Football Coach, and CCES Varsity Football Players
    Come get your game on! Players will complete age-appropriate exercises, activities, and competitive games designed to improve their agility, ball handling, throwing, and catching skills. Coaches will work individually and in group settings to increase campers’ confidence and knowledge of the game in a fun, active learning environment. Campers will compete against one another in drills and games, but will be divided by age, size, and experience as needed. Camp includes an exciting football skills combine competition to see who is the most accurate passer, has the strongest arm, and is the fastest 40-yard dasher. Camp will be low contact with flag or tag football only, so pads and helmets are not needed. The last day will feature a fun scrimmage for parents to come watch, and the cheerleading camp will join to practice their skills, too.

    Guitar
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $210
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up the guitar and let the good times roll. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a guitar or use the guitars provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from a variety of their favorite bands, such as The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas, Imagine Dragons, and more. With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read guitar music, and play together as an ensemble. Just remember: “Add six strings to the summer sun, and you will have twice the fun!”

    Harry Potter
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make their own wands, study weird plants in herbology, make edible potions and spells, play Quidditch, make parchment and quills, and compete for their house. There is also endless trivia and study of magical creatures! Those who love Harry Potter don’t want to miss this week of Hogwarts fun. We will be waiting at platform 93/4.

    Imagine It! Halloween
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This amazing camp is all about Halloween costumes, props, and haunted houses! Mrs. Burger has extensive costume making experience and shares her expertise on materials/techniques to build realistic, unique costumes using durable materials. In addition, campers will learn how to create the best haunted house on the block filled with the coolest Halloween props. Don’t miss this spooktacular camp!

    Intro to Electronics Through Arduino
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $250
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    How are electronic gadgets so smart? In this camp we will learn the basics of electrical circuits that use sensors, lights, and motors. Participants will learn how to program sensors to allow them to sense motion, light up, and move! Arduino is an electronics platform that is easy to use and program. Each student will receive an Arduino Starter Kit that he or she can keep after the camp. Using the kits, we will complete simple projects. Campers will also experiment with electricity and learn how to solder electrical components using a real soldering iron.

    Jump Start 6th Grade
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 • $175
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Don’t miss the chance to brush up on math and English skills. Mr. Silleman uses a hands-on approach to review key math skills: problem solving, algebraic reasoning, decimals, fractions, simple geometry skills, and percentages. Campers may also work on summer math packets if needed. The English portion of the program will review parts of speech, writing mechanics, reading comprehension, and decoding and encoding skills. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, campers will refresh their language skills and confidence. Participants may address their required reading lists, where needed.

    Jump Start USA
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 9 • $185
    Instructor: Benjamin Francis, CCES ESOL Instructional Specialist
    Open to English Language Learners (ELL) throughout the Greenville community, Jump Start USA is designed as a fun-filled week that is an introduction to all things “American”. Taught by an experienced English Language instructor, campers will experience life as an American student, including foods, games, language practice, and local tradition. Returning students can brush up on their English skills for the new school year, and new students can jump start their understanding of English in a fun environment.

    Keyboarding
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $175
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $175
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher‑ and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.

    Lacrosse Coed
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $145
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.

    LEGO Robotics
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    This camp is designed as a fun introduction to robotics and programming. Students will use LEGO Mindstorm NXT robots to complete interesting challenges. Every student will have his/her own robot to use. Activities will involve building a robot and then programming it to complete various challenges. The week ends with a robotic sumo wrestling match where campers design a robot that can push other robots off a playing field. Will your robot be the victor? Students will not take robots home, but family is invited to watch the showdown. This camp is a great combination of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and FUN!

    Logic Puzzles & Other Mysteries
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Give your brain a workout this week! Explore the covert side of math with games, riddles, and puzzles designed to tickle the imagination and challenge the brain. Solve challenges like “volume—it’s not always what it seems, polyhedra—how did the Egyptians build those pyramids, and mobius strips—making paper do mysterious things,”. Solve crazy mazes, decipher a rebus, build a secret code, and unravel logic riddles.

    Make‑a‑bot: Design & Program Robots
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    Participants will custom design and build robots from craft materials, such as card stock, foam sheets, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, etc., and then program them to move. The possibilities are endless for robot shape (dog, roller coaster, cheerleader) and for how it can move (wag tail, spin around, throw up arms, or whatever you can imagine). Sound effects will be added to make it even more realistic. Various sensors, such as distance, sound, or light levels, can be used to start movements. Visit tinyurl.com/lpzg7bo to view examples. Camp will use Hummingbird Robotics kits and Scratch programming language. Students may work individually or in pairs. Robots will not go home, but parents are invited to see the completed product. Programming the robots requires logical thinking, similar to math classes, so students (especially younger ones) need to feel comfortable with mathematical concepts to enjoy this camp to the fullest.

    Making Magic!
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Ladies and Gentlemen, join The Great Mrs. Burger in a week of magic adventures! Campers will learn numerous tricks to excite their audience and explore props to help the tricks work. They will also learn how to have pizzazz when completing a trick to make the showmanship more exciting. There will also be a guest magician and balloon twister extraordinaire joining the fun!

    Marian Pouch Painting
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Marian Pouch, Local Artist
    Marian Pouch is a local artist who uses bold colors and mixed media to create fun florals, animal paintings, and landscapes. She will teach campers her style of painting, and participants will have beautiful pieces to take home! Campers will even create their own paper this year to incorporate in their original artworks! To see Marian Pouch’s art, visit www.marianpouchart.com.

    Media Makers
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $175
    Instructor: Jamie Bryant, CCES Director of Marketing & Public Relations
    In this dynamic course, students will learn how to connect with the media. They can practice writing a short piece for a radio recording​​ ​or ​preparing for a television appearance. We will visit multiple, local media outlets where participants can see the behind-the scenes action in studios and meet local media experts. Throughout the week, students will report on local activities via our Summer Encounters online news station (which will be a Podcast or a YouTube channel). Students will learn how to collaborate with others to create and safely share a variety of content.

    Middle School Coding
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy new concept is fun and practical. Using applications such as Tynker, Scratch, and more, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.

    Minecraft Builders PC Edition
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This advanced Minecraft camp will use the PC Edition to share worlds and build interactive landscapes. Daily creative challenges will guide campers through historical, architectural, and fantasy landscapes. We will explore competitive environments in various survival challenges, as well as go over the best tips and strategies to stay competitive. In order to attend, campers must already have a Minecraft PC Edition registered account and bring their username and password to the camp each day.

    Music and Technology
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $145
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Using provided iPads and a variety of apps, campers will blend technology and music to create fun sounds, manipulate rhythm, and experiment with instruments. Participants will explore pitch, tone, and patterns in music. They can write and record their own music and experiment with different types of notation and visualization. This exciting blend of technology with music provides the chance to explore sound in unique ways.

    Nerf Battles
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.

    Open Hearts: Service Learning
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $130
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $130
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for one of our summer favorites as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers come back year after year to learn about different service opportunities in Greenville. Participants will discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will be serving. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.

    Paint Your Pet
    July 16– 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Marian Pouch, Local Artist
    Create a priceless portrait of your pet! Before camp begins, parents should email the instructor an image of their pet, and students should also bring a printed out image of their pet. Throughout the week campers will learn how to draw and paint animal features. First will be a gray scale study, along with an investigation of how illustrators paint animals in different styles. Then, each camper will create a canvas pet portrait. Very good quality pictures of the face of pet are best for this camp.

    Paul T. Riddle’s Drums:
    Beginner only
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Middle & Upper School only
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.

    Physics Phun
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Coach: Vaughn Vick, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Take a crash course in physics fun! Learn about physics and engineering design principles by building your own rollercoaster, catapults, paper airplanes and more. Each day will consist of a brief explanation of the principle of the day followed by construction time. Compete to see who’s design is the best while learning why your creations actually work.

    Playwright: Page to Stage
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $145
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    This camp is for those who want to write plays and stories. Learn how to develop the parts of a play: the plot, the dialogue, the exposition, the conflict, the complications, and the climax. Campers are welcome to bring a piece of work to tweak or create a new concept this week. The overall goal of this camp is the creative process of developing a play and going from a thought in your head to words on the page.

    Pokémon Go
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    “Gotta catch’em all”. Do you love catching Pokémon and battling? Then join this camp! Campers will travel to different spots around Greenville to different Pokémon stops, collect Pokémon and, of course, visit the different Pokémon gyms to battle. We will travel by CCES mini-bus and the places we will visit are: Main Street in Greenville, Cleveland Park, Heritage Park, downtown Simpsonville and the Swamp Rabbit trail.

    Pokémon Strategies
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Pikachu calls you to come battle with him! Participants will learn and share advanced strategy for playing the game with trading cards and the new 3DS games. Campers will build their own gym and include it in a new region: what new Pokémon will the region contain? What new adventures await? After the week of competitive trading card game play, we will end with a tournament with prizes for the top performers. Campers should bring their cards from home each day (some will be provided).

    Professor Crazy’s Weird Science & College of Immaturity
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Mark Levin, Retired CCES Science Teacher
    Professor Crazy has spent an entire year in his lab (okay, maybe it’s a barn) putting together a combination of activities surely to cause a little mischief. You can be sure you’ll never know what to expect when you step foot into Professor Crazy’s Laboratory of Weird Science. Kid scientists will spend the week experimenting, creating, and learning with some off-the-wall science activities and experiments. We’ll do some creepy things like making “Frankenstein’s hand” and “Ben Franklin’s lightning mouth.” We’ll build a sandwich bag bomb (don’t worry mom). We’ll explore Einstein’s magical atom with a nifty top-secret experiment that will leave you wondering how it works? We might build, test, and improve racing spools, fly paper helicopters, learn about gravity. Each day we’ll try two or three experiments and will explore the science behind the activities helping to demystify our findings. And, just when you think you can’t handle any more fun, the professor will reach into his bag of tricks and jokes and send you home with some gags to try out on your parents and siblings. You’ll be wondering how you ever got along without this stuff!

    Props Fabrication
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Creativity abounds as we learn about what happens behind the scenes in theatre. Participants will study the play, Charlotte’s Web, to learn how to create costumes, props, and set pieces for this classic story. Everyone will design and work together to find inventive ways to craft and build with provided materials for the selected scenes. All the skills learned can also easily be used on projects outside dramatic endeavors. This is the perfect blend of creativity and craftsmanship for anyone willing to use their imagination and get their hands a little dirty.

    Relief Printmaking
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $200
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Come explore your creative potential with this hands-on relief printing camp. Campers will study the traditional art form of relief printing through past and contemporary artists, and then find inspiration for their own designs. Artists will also strengthen drawing and composition skills through learning printing techniques. Campers first learn relief printing on foam and then gradually build skills to carve designs on rubber blocks. They will also explore printmaking utilizing gelatin plates. Once the print is designed and created, campers will ink their designs to stamp and create matted wall art, cards, and even canvas bags. So, put on your painting clothes and come experience the magic of creating an original print!

    Roller Time Skating Advanced
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Calling all skaters! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches advanced techniques and is only for those with skating experience. Skaters will learn how to do a spiral, shoot the duck backwards, complete multiple jumps using only one foot to land, execute various spins, and learn several footwork combination moves. On Friday, parents may attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.

    Rube Goldberg Engineering Experience
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Science Teacher
    Rube Goldberg is a famous inventor and cartoonist known for making simple tasks ridiculously complex. Each year teams from all over the world compete to create a Rube Goldberg Machine which “is an overly complex contraption, designed with humor and a narrative, to accomplish a simple task.”1 The machine typically involves a chain reaction of events to produce the final simple step. In his honor, campers will enjoy the challenge to turn a simple task, like flipping a light switch on with the flick of a finger, into an incredible maze of steps of reactions to finally end with task completion, like the light switch being flipped on. Campers can choose from a variety of tasks such as flipping on a light, pulling a tissue out of a box, squirting a bit of hand sanitizer, popping open a bag, or creating their own simple end product. Assorted items from home may be needed depending on the crazy steps a student takes to the finish, but most materials can be found within Summer Encounters’ huge supply. Campers will not participate in the official contest held in California, but will enjoy the machine creation all the same.
    1 Visit www.rubegoldberg.com/ for more information and examples.

    Running
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Eric Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher and former CCES Varsity Track Coach
    Calling all runners! Participants will complete running exercises each day through activities and games designed to improve endurance and make running fun. Some activities include Conestee Park trail runs, track relays, and running games like Capture the Flag. Goal setting and positive self-esteem will also be incorporated. No runner is left behind!

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Advanced
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Sewers with some experience, through a past class or personal instruction, will love learning more advanced techniques. Campers learn how to read a pattern, how to add a zipper, and how to use a variety of stitches on the machine. Participants make a skirt with a waistband and zipper, along with a surprise to go with the skirt. Past participants may complete a different pattern/project. Please bring 2 yards of woven fabric (not stretch knit) and a matching 7-inch zipper. Bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper, and needles, so you are familiar with all your tools. All other supplies are provided. Sewing machines are provided, or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $200
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. They will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a fun throw pillow, a pretty drawstring bag, and a pair of pajama bottoms. All campers need to bring is 1.5 yards of fabric for pajama bottoms ... we’ll provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided, or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!

    Sew for Your Pet
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $200
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you love animals and know how to sew? Then join us to create special items for your pets! Learn how to make a pet bed and a special food placemat. Entertain and accessorize your furry friends with sewn stuffed toys and scarves! Prior sewing experience is needed for success with the items being sewn. Please bring one yard of fleece for the pet bed. All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machines from home, if they prefer.

    So Dramatic!
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $150
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This camp is an exciting introduction to acting. Campers will learn techniques needed to perform in a production, such as voice, projection, and stage presence. Actors will study costume design, stage make-up, and set creation. They will learn how to audition for parts, rehearse songs, practice lines and blocking, and how to get rid of the jitters! All are welcome, regardless of prior theater experience.

    Soccer Premier
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Corey Sinclair, CCES JV Girls Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for experienced field players. Players will strengthen ball-handling skills with a variety of drills to focus on touch. Campers will improve set play skills, along with shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement on the ball and a soccer mindset. Each day includes small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills.

    Softball
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Join this great camp to improve your game or just have fun! Through games, drills, and technique sessions, participants will improve their hitting skills, catching skills, and strategy skills. Players will also learn the basic rules of softball, along with positions and position specific skills. Participants should bring a glove, but other equipment is provided.

    Spa Science
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!

    Star Wars
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $145
    Instructor: Kristi Byers, CCES Middle School Drama Teacher
    The Force is alive in this amazing week full of galactic adventures! Explore the characters, aliens, weapons, and spacecrafts of all the Star Wars films. Aspiring Jedi will make crafts, have lightsaber battles, and compete in Star Wars trivia.

    Super Challenge
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $145
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This week is all about obstacles and how you demolish them! Campers will design and create unique athletic obstacle challenges and courses and then compete for supremacy! Athletes will work in groups and individually to develop problem-solving skills. There will also be challenges of the mind with interesting conundrum to solve. So grab your best bud and see if you two are up for the SUPER CHALLENGE!

    T-shirt Quilt
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $200
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers create a one-of-a-kind T-shirt quilt. Please bring in 20 of your favorite, old shirts, each able to yield a 12 x 12, cut square. And bring a twin flat sheet for the back of the quilt. Campers then learn how to make squares and sew all together. By the end of the week you’ll have a keepsake quilt! Beginner sewers are welcome. All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machines, if they prefer.

    Tea Time
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you enjoy hot tea or are simply interested in how to create a unique traditional tea experience? Then come and explore a week filled with all things Tea Time. Campers study and make different types of teas, learn how to set a traditional tea table, explore and make many different types of goodies to serve, and learn the etiquette of how to pour and serve delicious tea and treats. By the end of the week you will be able to decorate, set and serve a traditional and memorable High Tea for your friends and family.

    Thrill Seekers
    June 26 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $250*
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is for middle schoolers only! Campers will go off campus each day for incredible field‑trip fun. This week, campers will visit the White Water Training Center in Charlotte, go out to lunch, and volunteer at a local charity. They will also visit other places, such as Frankie’s Fun Park, an ice-skating rink, a cupcake‑decorating shop, Gravitopia, Discovery Island Waterpark, or the movies. Final schedules will be posted in March. All fees associated with the field trips are included in the camp fee, but campers can bring small amounts of cash for various, optional, concessions. Don’t miss this awesome week of visiting cool places with your buddies!
    *Please note: Camp meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.

    Tinkering
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Taking machines apart and discovering how they work is exciting investigation! This week focuses on taking apart old appliances and machines such as VCRs, toasters, radios, etc., and seeing how the parts interconnect to make a working machine. Time will also be spent on tinkering or design challenges that allow campers to create something new with found parts! Campers are encouraged to bring in some old devices themselves, so a list of approved items will be sent home a few weeks before camp.

    Track and Field
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Ali Raffensperger, CCES Second Grade Teacher and former college track competitor
    Calling all those interested in the unique offerings of track and field! In this sampler course, campers will explore and practice a different event each day. There will be running events, such as sprints, hurdles, and relays. There will be throwing events, such as discus and shot put. There will be jumping events, such as long jump, high jump, and triple jump. Athletes will sample each event and learn about the techniques to succeed at each.

    Up, Up & Away: Exploring Flight
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Coach: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Want to fly a drone? Well you’ll get to as you encounter the world of things that fly. From seeing how design affects paper airplane flight, to launching model rockets, to flying kites, if it flies, we’ll be taking a look at it. Other items we’ll be using include frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets and learning how to play with a Fox Tail. Don’t miss out on this hands-on, interactive camp where the sky is the limit!

    Volleyball
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Katie Harrell, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week. To add to the fun, participants will form “teams” at the beginning of the week and earn points for their team based on effort and skill. Teams can dress alike and will compete for points throughout the week.

    Wet & Wild
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $200
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher, and Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you love water parks? Then come join us for a week of exploring great water parks in Greenville! We will visit a different water park each day, Monday through Thursday, and spend Friday with a water day at CCES. We will enjoy a relaxing day in the water at the Kroc Center, boogie board at Discovery Island, try the 32ft tower drop at Otter Creek, get dizzy in the funnel slide at 7th Inning, and enjoy inflatable water slides on campus.

    Woodworking
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $200
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Come work in a live shop to build with wood! Participants use basic wood-working tools to include power items such as a drill press, Skilsaw, and belt sander. Manual tools, such as hammers, nails, clamps, and sanders are also used. A wooden board game, birdhouse, and model car are built by hand! Because safety is the utmost priority in the camp, proper safety wear and precautions are mandatory each day.

    Wrestling
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $145
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!

    Writing Expressions
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on developing emerging writers in both creative and academic forms. Students will explore mentor texts from a variety of literary genres and be introduced to key elements that constitute strong writing, such as structure, logic, flow, style, and voice. They will create a developmental portfolio of multiple writing pieces, ranging from creative narratives to informative exposition. With a piece of their choosing, students will be guided through the writing process, and at the end of the week, they may share their work in a collaborative and encouraging setting. Writing mechanics and fundamentals at the middle‑school level will be reinforced to include sentence structure, paragraph design, essay organization, and appropriate punctuation and formatting. Students may bring their required summer writing assignments to practice and improve the writing skills introduced throughout the week.

    Yoga
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
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    Acting Up
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $150
    Instructor: Kristi Byers, CCES Middle School Drama Teacher
    This fun, improv experience will have campers excited about acting! Through thrilling games and exercises to find voice, campers learn about and practice how to show emotion through actions. They will develop projection skills along with confidence in displaying a range of feelings to an audience.

    App Design
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    Want to learn to program an app for your cell phone or tablet? App Inventor is an application from MIT designed to teach students how to create simple apps that can be downloaded to Android devices. (Apple version coming soon!) Camp provides cell phones, so bringing your own is optional. After learning the basics of App Inventor, students will work individually or in pairs to develop their own apps. App Inventor is free, so students can continue improving their apps and creating others on their own computers after camp is over. This camp is a great introduction to programming concepts and a stepping stone toward application design for all devices. Check out appinventor.mit.edu for more information. This requires logical thinking, similar to math classes, so students (especially younger ones) need to feel comfortable with mathematical concepts to enjoy this camp to the fullest.

    Archery
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.

    Basketball Academy
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $275
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
    This camp is for players of all experience levels, as players are divided into small groups for skills practice. Specific areas of concentration are ball handling, shooting, one-on-one skills, perimeter player moves, man-to-man defense, transition offense, and transition defense. Campers will improve individual technique through drills and team concepts during game play. All participants receive a free basketball.

    Basketball Elite Skills
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $145
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Boys Varsity Basketball Coach
    For serious players looking for the competitive edge, this camp helps players take their play to the next level. Using drills, speed work, agility workouts, along with lots of game play, camp will focus on speed of play, transitions between offense and defense, set plays, along with general skill sharpening in dribbling, passing, zone and man-to-man defense structures, and shooting. Each camper will receive an in-depth critique on shooting form and ample practice to make adjustments throughout camp.

    Behind the Scenes
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $150
    Instructor: Kristi Byers, CCES Middle School Drama Teacher
    Always wanted to join the action of a stage production but too nervous for performing? Then join this engaging course all about the behind-the-scenes important roles that keep a performance alive. Discover how to control the lighting and sound booth, how to create and display set designs, how to create costumes, and how to be a stage manager and keep the performers where they need to be on time for their scenes. Campers will use the Christ Church state-of-the-art, 600‑seat Performing Arts Center.

    Biking
    July 2 – 6 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 9 • $145
    Coach: Sally Pielou, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    Come join this fabulous biking adventure! On Monday, camp will stay on campus and learn safety, proper gear shifting, and general bike care. Each day for the rest of the week, campers will ride a different section of the Swamp Rabbit Trail to include sections at Furman, Travelers Rest, Greenville, and Lake Conestee. Participants should bring their own bikes and helmets.

    Cake Decorating Advanced
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $170 Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This camp is for those chefs who have completed Cake Decorating Beginner or for chefs with some baking/decorating experience. The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them using more advanced piping techniques. Campers learn how to create lovely icing shapes and figures to decorate cakes. They also learn how to display their creations on a beautiful tablescape. Each day, sweets are sampled in camp and taken home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.

    Camp Comedy
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $145
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Do you love to deliver a good punch line? Love to create giggles? Then join this camp designed to develop comedic prowess. Using improv, performance, and writing exercises, campers will learn how to create comedy that highlights their personality and imagination. Campers will create original comedy individually and as a group in variety of forms for a full week of learning and laughs.

    Cheerleading Intermediate
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Nichole Daniels, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach
    This camp is for beginners and for those with some experience. Campers will learn all the popular CCES cheers along with dance routines and stunts. Working with Varsity cheerleaders, athletes will improve technique and voice to help lead the crowd! On Friday, participants will cheer at the football camp end-of-week game at Carson Stadium and perform at half-time. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!

    Competitive Play Pokémon
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $175
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This week is all about the battles! Participants with Pokémon experience should join and will use their gym to spend the week battling other campers. If they don’t have a gym, one will be created the first day. It is tournaments all week long! Campers should bring their own cards, and some new ones will be provided.

    Digital Animation
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers will use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants will create stop-motion videos, computer-based characters, and collaborate on a group project. iPads and laptops are provided.

    Digital Photography
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Delve into photography and its composition this week! Campers will use provided digital cameras to take photos. Some styles explored will be serious, such as stills, landscapes, and portraits. We will also explore capturing silly moments with photo booths and various photo props. Pictures are then edited using simple software and prints will be taken home. Campers will also create frames and embellishments for their photos. Tamra Turner from Photography by Tamra will visit our class to provide us with tips from a pro.

    DJ Camp
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Come be a sound mixologist! Learn how to blend songs and create your own tracks. This camp will explore music mixing and beats. Campers will create multiple pieces of music using old and new music and add their own “spin.” Laptops and iPads needed for mixing will be provided. Campers will take home copies of their jams or create a YouTube channel.

    Encaustic Art
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $210
    Instructor: Carey Hudson, Local Artist
    Learn the ancient art of painting with melted pigmented wax (encaustic painting). Painting with colored wax on a board offers many opportunities for creativity including embedding treasures, such as game or concert tickets, music scores, drawings, pictures, etc., into the layers of wax. Artists will learn color theory and composition, as well as the technique of painting in encaustic. A fun, tactile experience!

    Everyday Cooking
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Stacie Baulo, Professional Chef and Director of Flik Food Services at CCES
    This course is for chefs with some experience. Budding chefs learn techniques to create full meals. This hands-on course uses common kitchen tools, such as knives, ovens, burners, and specialized dishes. Participants learn how to create parts of a meal (appetizers, entrees, desserts) and how to serve them. Chefs also learn hygienic techniques and rules about cleanliness in the kitchen.

    Explore Greenville
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: James Greco, CCES Middle School Dean of Students
    This exciting week is all about the lore of Greenville! Join us as we discover the secret histories behind this city we call home. Not only do participants learn about the event but they get to explore it in person as we take a field trip each day to a new hot spot in Greenville. Discover the Mice on Main and their connection to CCES. Learn about Shoeless Joe Jackson and why he lost his shoes. What is a Swamp Rabbit and where did he come from? What made this city the perfect place to get revved up about BMW and the automotive industry? Explore Lake Conestee and the history behind the mill. Don’t miss this exciting week all about Greenville!

    Fencing Beginner
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $160
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $160
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.

    Fencing Intermediate
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $200
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress to electronic scoring bouts throughout the week. An advanced sword, an electric foil, is used to improve techniques, tactics, postures, and proper thrusts. We will use the techniques covered in beginner and intermediate fencing together to fence Olympic style matches.

    Field Hockey
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Sara Hellman, CCES Varsity Field Hockey Coach
    Want to play a sport that is a combination of soccer and lacrosse? This sport is played with a stick and ball like lacrosse and with positioning similar to soccer. This camp is designed for beginners and teaches basic skills like passing, receiving, shooting, defending, and positioning. Games are played in a fun atmosphere. Sticks and balls are provided. Shin guards are recommended. Come learn and love this Northern sport that is gaining popularity in the South!

    Film Appreciation
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $145
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    This camp will look at scenes from various films from the beginning of Cinema to modern-day works, focusing on understanding the visual language of film. Rather than being a movie-making camp, Film Appreciation will focus on looking at film from a critical/audience perspective. We will learn how to view composition and narrative styles throughout Film history. Below is a list of films from which we will watch selections and behind-the-scenes features to generate discussion. No films are viewed in their entirety.
    Selections from the Silent Films of Buster Keaton and George Melies; The Wizard of Oz - Victor Fleming; Ben Hur - William Wyler; Strangers on a Train & North by Northwest- Alfred Hitchcock; Singin’ in the Rain - Stanley Donen; Raiders of the Lost Ark - Steven Spielberg; The Lion King - Roger Allers; The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson; Wallace and Gromit - Nick Park; Avatar - James Cameron

    Football
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Tommy Bobo, CCES Assistant Varsity Football Coach, and CCES Varsity Football Players
    Come get your game on! Players will complete age-appropriate exercises, activities, and competitive games designed to improve their agility, ball handling, throwing, and catching skills. Coaches will work individually and in group settings to increase campers’ confidence and knowledge of the game in a fun, active learning environment. Campers will compete against one another in drills and games, but will be divided by age, size, and experience as needed. Camp includes an exciting football skills combine competition to see who is the most accurate passer, has the strongest arm, and is the fastest 40-yard dasher. Camp will be low contact with flag or tag football only, so pads and helmets are not needed. The last day will feature a fun scrimmage for parents to come watch, and the cheerleading camp will join to practice their skills, too.

    Guitar
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $210
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up the guitar and let the good times roll. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a guitar or use the guitars provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from a variety of their favorite bands, such as The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas, Imagine Dragons, and more. With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read guitar music, and play together as an ensemble. Just remember: “Add six strings to the summer sun, and you will have twice the fun!”

    Harry Potter
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make their own wands, study weird plants in herbology, make edible potions and spells, play Quidditch, make parchment and quills, and compete for their house. There is also endless trivia and study of magical creatures! Those who love Harry Potter don’t want to miss this week of Hogwarts fun. We will be waiting at platform 93/4.

    Imagine It! Halloween
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This amazing camp is all about Halloween costumes, props, and haunted houses! Mrs. Burger has extensive costume making experience and shares her expertise on materials/techniques to build realistic, unique costumes using durable materials. In addition, campers will learn how to create the best haunted house on the block filled with the coolest Halloween props. Don’t miss this spooktacular camp!

    Intro to Electronics Through Arduino
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $250
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    How are electronic gadgets so smart? In this camp we will learn the basics of electrical circuits that use sensors, lights, and motors. Participants will learn how to program sensors to allow them to sense motion, light up, and move! Arduino is an electronics platform that is easy to use and program. Each student will receive an Arduino Starter Kit that he or she can keep after the camp. Using the kits, we will complete simple projects. Campers will also experiment with electricity and learn how to solder electrical components using a real soldering iron.

    Jump Start 7th Grade
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 • $175
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    This program is an excellent opportunity to refresh math and English skills. The math review is a hands-on approach to review problem solving, decimals, fractions, percentages, basic calculator skills, and algebraic reasoning skills. Campers may work on summer math packets, if needed. The English review focuses on writing and reading comprehension. The writing portion will review parts of speech, mechanics, how to organize essays, and the writing process. The reading comprehension review helps students analyze their novels to find themes, main ideas, and literary concepts. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, students will refresh their language skills and confidence. Participants may address their required reading lists, where needed.

    Jump Start Algebra I
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 9 • $185
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra I class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra I during the 2017-18 school year, students will review algebra reasoning skills, integers, fractions, decimals, order of operations, basic graphing skills, and how to manipulate various parts of an equation. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.

    Jump Start USA
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 9 • $185
    Instructor: Benjamin Francis, CCES ESOL Instructional Specialist
    Open to English Language Learners (ELL) throughout the Greenville community, Jump Start USA is designed as a fun-filled week that is an introduction to all things “American”. Taught by an experienced English Language instructor, campers will experience life as an American student, including foods, games, language practice, and local tradition. Returning students can brush up on their English skills for the new school year, and new students can jump start their understanding of English in a fun environment.

    Keyboarding
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $175
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher‑ and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.

    Lacrosse Coed
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $145
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.

    LEGO Robotics
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    This camp is designed as a fun introduction to robotics and programming. Students will use LEGO Mindstorm NXT robots to complete interesting challenges. Every student will have his/her own robot to use. Activities will involve building a robot and then programming it to complete various challenges. The week ends with a robotic sumo wrestling match where campers design a robot that can push other robots off a playing field. Will your robot be the victor? Students will not take robots home, but family is invited to watch the showdown. This camp is a great combination of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and FUN!

    Make‑a‑bot: Design & Program Robots
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    Participants will custom design and build robots from craft materials, such as card stock, foam sheets, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, etc., and then program them to move. The possibilities are endless for robot shape (dog, roller coaster, cheerleader) and for how it can move (wag tail, spin around, throw up arms, or whatever you can imagine). Sound effects will be added to make it even more realistic. Various sensors, such as distance, sound, or light levels, can be used to start movements. Visit tinyurl.com/lpzg7bo to view examples. Camp will use Hummingbird Robotics kits and Scratch programming language. Students may work individually or in pairs. Robots will not go home, but parents are invited to see the completed product. Programming the robots requires logical thinking, similar to math classes, so students (especially younger ones) need to feel comfortable with mathematical concepts to enjoy this camp to the fullest.

    Media Makers
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $175
    Instructor: Jamie Bryant, CCES Director of Marketing & Public Relations
    In this dynamic course, students will learn how to connect with the media. They can practice writing a short piece for a radio recording​​ ​or ​preparing for a television appearance. We will visit multiple, local media outlets where participants can see the behind-the scenes action in studios and meet local media experts. Throughout the week, students will report on local activities via our Summer Encounters online news station (which will be a Podcast or a YouTube channel). Students will learn how to collaborate with others to create and safely share a variety of content.

    Middle School Coding
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy new concept is fun and practical. Using applications such as Tynker, Scratch, and more, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.

    Open Hearts: Service Learning
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $130
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $130
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for one of our summer favorites as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers come back year after year to learn about different service opportunities in Greenville. Participants will discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will be serving. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.

    Paul T. Riddle’s Drums:
    Beginner only
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Middle & Upper School only
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.

    Playwright: Page to Stage
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $145
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    This camp is for those who want to write plays and stories. Learn how to develop the parts of a play: the plot, the dialogue, the exposition, the conflict, the complications, and the climax. Campers are welcome to bring a piece of work to tweak or create a new concept this week. The overall goal of this camp is the creative process of developing a play and going from a thought in your head to words on the page.

    Pokémon Go
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    “Gotta catch’em all”. Do you love catching Pokémon and battling? Then join this camp! Campers will travel to different spots around Greenville to different Pokémon stops, collect Pokémon and, of course, visit the different Pokémon gyms to battle. We will travel by CCES mini-bus and the places we will visit are: Main Street in Greenville, Cleveland Park, Heritage Park, downtown Simpsonville and the Swamp Rabbit trail.

    Props Fabrication
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Creativity abounds as we learn about what happens behind the scenes in theatre. Participants will study the play, Charlotte’s Web, to learn how to create costumes, props, and set pieces for this classic story. Everyone will design and work together to find inventive ways to craft and build with provided materials for the selected scenes. All the skills learned can also easily be used on projects outside dramatic endeavors. This is the perfect blend of creativity and craftsmanship for anyone willing to use their imagination and get their hands a little dirty.

    Rube Goldberg Engineering Experience
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Science Teacher
    Rube Goldberg is a famous inventor and cartoonist known for making simple tasks ridiculously complex. Each year teams from all over the world compete to create a Rube Goldberg Machine which “is an overly complex contraption, designed with humor and a narrative, to accomplish a simple task.”1 The machine typically involves a chain reaction of events to produce the final simple step. In his honor, campers will enjoy the challenge to turn a simple task, like flipping a light switch on with the flick of a finger, into an incredible maze of steps of reactions to finally end with task completion, like the light switch being flipped on. Campers can choose from a variety of tasks such as flipping on a light, pulling a tissue out of a box, squirting a bit of hand sanitizer, popping open a bag, or creating their own simple end product. Assorted items from home may be needed depending on the crazy steps a student takes to the finish, but most materials can be found within Summer Encounters’ huge supply. Campers will not participate in the official contest held in California, but will enjoy the machine creation all the same.
    1 Visit www.rubegoldberg.com/ for more information and examples.

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Advanced
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Sewers with some experience, through a past class or personal instruction, will love learning more advanced techniques. Campers learn how to read a pattern, how to add a zipper, and how to use a variety of stitches on the machine. Participants make a skirt with a waistband and zipper, along with a surprise to go with the skirt. Past participants may complete a different pattern/project. Please bring 2 yards of woven fabric (not stretch knit) and a matching 7-inch zipper. Bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper, and needles, so you are familiar with all your tools. All other supplies are provided. Sewing machines are provided, or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $200
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. They will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a fun throw pillow, a pretty drawstring bag, and a pair of pajama bottoms. All campers need to bring is 1.5 yards of fabric for pajama bottoms ... we’ll provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided, or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!

    Sew for Your Pet
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $200
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you love animals and know how to sew? Then join us to create special items for your pets! Learn how to make a pet bed and a special food placemat. Entertain and accessorize your furry friends with sewn stuffed toys and scarves! Prior sewing experience is needed for success with the items being sewn. Please bring one yard of fleece for the pet bed. All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machines from home, if they prefer.

    Soccer Premier
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Corey Sinclair, CCES JV Girls Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for experienced field players. Players will strengthen ball-handling skills with a variety of drills to focus on touch. Campers will improve set play skills, along with shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement on the ball and a soccer mindset. Each day includes small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills.

    Softball
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Join this great camp to improve your game or just have fun! Through games, drills, and technique sessions, participants will improve their hitting skills, catching skills, and strategy skills. Players will also learn the basic rules of softball, along with positions and position specific skills. Participants should bring a glove, but other equipment is provided.

    Study Smart Study Skills
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $175
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Designed specifically for 7th and 8th grade, this class concentrates on the skills necessary to be successful in school. The topics covered include active listening and classroom learning, organization, time management, active reading and note taking, test taking, and exam preparation. Students learn strategies to help them minimize classroom distractions, improve their listening skills, and study efficiently. In addition, they are shown how the iPad or other device can assist them with their studies and organization. Each day students will engage in fun and varied activities to help them practice and master a variety of study skills.

    Thrill Seekers
    June 26 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $250*
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is for middle schoolers only! Campers will go off campus each day for incredible field‑trip fun. This week, campers will visit the White Water Training Center in Charlotte, go out to lunch, and volunteer at a local charity. They will also visit other places, such as Frankie’s Fun Park, an ice-skating rink, a cupcake‑decorating shop, Gravitopia, Discovery Island Waterpark, or the movies. Final schedules will be posted in March. All fees associated with the field trips are included in the camp fee, but campers can bring small amounts of cash for various, optional, concessions. Don’t miss this awesome week of visiting cool places with your buddies!
    *Please note: Camp meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.

    Volleyball
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Katie Harrell, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week. To add to the fun, participants will form “teams” at the beginning of the week and earn points for their team based on effort and skill. Teams can dress alike and will compete for points throughout the week.

    Woodworking
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $200
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Come work in a live shop to build with wood! Participants use basic wood-working tools to include power items such as a drill press, Skilsaw, and belt sander. Manual tools, such as hammers, nails, clamps, and sanders are also used. A wooden board game, birdhouse, and model car are built by hand! Because safety is the utmost priority in the camp, proper safety wear and precautions are mandatory each day.

    Wrestling
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $145
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!

    Writer’s Workshop
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $175
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on reinforcing writing fundamentals at an advanced middle‑school level. In a productive and encouraging environment, students will explore and practice key elements of academic writing, such as crafting a thesis statement, organizing an essay, structuring sentences and paragraphs, punctuating appropriately, employing the writing process, and formatting. Students are encouraged to bring their required summer writing assignments as a starting point for practicing and applying the techniques introduced in this course.

    Yoga
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
  • 8th Grade

    Acting Up
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $150
    Instructor: Kristi Byers, CCES Middle School Drama Teacher
    This fun, improv experience will have campers excited about acting! Through thrilling games and exercises to find voice, campers learn about and practice how to show emotion through actions. They will develop projection skills along with confidence in displaying a range of feelings to an audience.

    App Design
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    Want to learn to program an app for your cell phone or tablet? App Inventor is an application from MIT designed to teach students how to create simple apps that can be downloaded to Android devices. (Apple version coming soon!) Camp provides cell phones, so bringing your own is optional. After learning the basics of App Inventor, students will work individually or in pairs to develop their own apps. App Inventor is free, so students can continue improving their apps and creating others on their own computers after camp is over. This camp is a great introduction to programming concepts and a stepping stone toward application design for all devices. Check out appinventor.mit.edu for more information. This requires logical thinking, similar to math classes, so students (especially younger ones) need to feel comfortable with mathematical concepts to enjoy this camp to the fullest.

    Archery
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.

    Basketball Academy
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $275
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
    This camp is for players of all experience levels, as players are divided into small groups for skills practice. Specific areas of concentration are ball handling, shooting, one-on-one skills, perimeter player moves, man-to-man defense, transition offense, and transition defense. Campers will improve individual technique through drills and team concepts during game play. All participants receive a free basketball.

    Basketball Elite Skills
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $145
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Boys Varsity Basketball Coach
    For serious players looking for the competitive edge, this camp helps players take their play to the next level. Using drills, speed work, agility workouts, along with lots of game play, camp will focus on speed of play, transitions between offense and defense, set plays, along with general skill sharpening in dribbling, passing, zone and man-to-man defense structures, and shooting. Each camper will receive an in-depth critique on shooting form and ample practice to make adjustments throughout camp.

    Behind the Scenes
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $150
    Instructor: Kristi Byers, CCES Middle School Drama Teacher
    Always wanted to join the action of a stage production but too nervous for performing? Then join this engaging course all about the behind-the-scenes important roles that keep a performance alive. Discover how to control the lighting and sound booth, how to create and display set designs, how to create costumes, and how to be a stage manager and keep the performers where they need to be on time for their scenes. Campers will use the Christ Church state-of-the-art, 600‑seat Performing Arts Center.

    Biking
    July 2 – 6 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 9 • $145
    Coach: Sally Pielou, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    Come join this fabulous biking adventure! On Monday, camp will stay on campus and learn safety, proper gear shifting, and general bike care. Each day for the rest of the week, campers will ride a different section of the Swamp Rabbit Trail to include sections at Furman, Travelers Rest, Greenville, and Lake Conestee. Participants should bring their own bikes and helmets.

    Camp Comedy
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $145
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Do you love to deliver a good punch line? Love to create giggles? Then join this camp designed to develop comedic prowess. Using improv, performance, and writing exercises, campers will learn how to create comedy that highlights their personality and imagination. Campers will create original comedy individually and as a group in variety of forms for a full week of learning and laughs.

    Cheerleading Intermediate
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Nichole Daniels, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach
    This camp is for beginners and for those with some experience. Campers will learn all the popular CCES cheers along with dance routines and stunts. Working with Varsity cheerleaders, athletes will improve technique and voice to help lead the crowd! On Friday, participants will cheer at the football camp end-of-week game at Carson Stadium and perform at half-time. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!

    Competitive Play Pokémon
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $175
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This week is all about the battles! Participants with Pokémon experience should join and will use their gym to spend the week battling other campers. If they don’t have a gym, one will be created the first day. It is tournaments all week long! Campers should bring their own cards, and some new ones will be provided.

    Digital Animation
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers will use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants will create stop-motion videos, computer-based characters, and collaborate on a group project. iPads and laptops are provided.

    DJ Camp
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Come be a sound mixologist! Learn how to blend songs and create your own tracks. This camp will explore music mixing and beats. Campers will create multiple pieces of music using old and new music and add their own “spin.” Laptops and iPads needed for mixing will be provided. Campers will take home copies of their jams or create a YouTube channel.

    Encaustic Art
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $210
    Instructor: Carey Hudson, Local Artist
    Learn the ancient art of painting with melted pigmented wax (encaustic painting). Painting with colored wax on a board offers many opportunities for creativity including embedding treasures, such as game or concert tickets, music scores, drawings, pictures, etc., into the layers of wax. Artists will learn color theory and composition, as well as the technique of painting in encaustic. A fun, tactile experience!

    Explore Greenville
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: James Greco, CCES Middle School Dean of Students
    This exciting week is all about the lore of Greenville! Join us as we discover the secret histories behind this city we call home. Not only do participants learn about the event but they get to explore it in person as we take a field trip each day to a new hot spot in Greenville. Discover the Mice on Main and their connection to CCES. Learn about Shoeless Joe Jackson and why he lost his shoes. What is a Swamp Rabbit and where did he come from? What made this city the perfect place to get revved up about BMW and the automotive industry? Explore Lake Conestee and the history behind the mill. Don’t miss this exciting week all about Greenville!

    Fencing Beginner
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $160
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $160
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.

    Fencing Intermediate
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $200
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress to electronic scoring bouts throughout the week. An advanced sword, an electric foil, is used to improve techniques, tactics, postures, and proper thrusts. We will use the techniques covered in beginner and intermediate fencing together to fence Olympic style matches.

    Field Hockey
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Sara Hellman, CCES Varsity Field Hockey Coach
    Want to play a sport that is a combination of soccer and lacrosse? This sport is played with a stick and ball like lacrosse and with positioning similar to soccer. This camp is designed for beginners and teaches basic skills like passing, receiving, shooting, defending, and positioning. Games are played in a fun atmosphere. Sticks and balls are provided. Shin guards are recommended. Come learn and love this Northern sport that is gaining popularity in the South!

    Film Appreciation
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $145
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    This camp will look at scenes from various films from the beginning of Cinema to modern-day works, focusing on understanding the visual language of film. Rather than being a movie-making camp, Film Appreciation will focus on looking at film from a critical/audience perspective. We will learn how to view composition and narrative styles throughout Film history. Below is a list of films from which we will watch selections and behind-the-scenes features to generate discussion. No films are viewed in their entirety. Selections from the Silent Films of Buster Keaton and George Melies; The Wizard of Oz - Victor Fleming; Ben Hur - William Wyler; Strangers on a Train & North by Northwest- Alfred Hitchcock; Singin’ in the Rain - Stanley Donen; Raiders of the Lost Ark - Steven Spielberg; The Lion King - Roger Allers; The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson; Wallace and Gromit - Nick Park; Avatar - James Cameron

    Football
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Tommy Bobo, CCES Assistant Varsity Football Coach, and CCES Varsity Football Players
    Come get your game on! Players will complete age-appropriate exercises, activities, and competitive games designed to improve their agility, ball handling, throwing, and catching skills. Coaches will work individually and in group settings to increase campers’ confidence and knowledge of the game in a fun, active learning environment. Campers will compete against one another in drills and games, but will be divided by age, size, and experience as needed. Camp includes an exciting football skills combine competition to see who is the most accurate passer, has the strongest arm, and is the fastest 40-yard dasher. Camp will be low contact with flag or tag football only, so pads and helmets are not needed. The last day will feature a fun scrimmage for parents to come watch, and the cheerleading camp will join to practice their skills, too.

    Guitar
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $210
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up the guitar and let the good times roll. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a guitar or use the guitars provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from a variety of their favorite bands, such as The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas, Imagine Dragons, and more. With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read guitar music, and play together as an ensemble. Just remember: “Add six strings to the summer sun, and you will have twice the fun!”

    Intro to Electronics Through Arduino
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $250
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    How are electronic gadgets so smart? In this camp we will learn the basics of electrical circuits that use sensors, lights, and motors. Participants will learn how to program sensors to allow them to sense motion, light up, and move! Arduino is an electronics platform that is easy to use and program. Each student will receive an Arduino Starter Kit that he or she can keep after the camp. Using the kits, we will complete simple projects. Campers will also experiment with electricity and learn how to solder electrical components using a real soldering iron.

    Jump Start 8th Grade
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 8 • $175
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Get ready for eighth grade with a review of key math and English skills. The math portion is designed for students going into pre-algebra in the fall (not Algebra I) and covers problem solving, decimals, fractions, percentages, basic calculator skills, and algebraic reasoning skills. Campers may work on summer math packets if needed. English review focuses on writing and reading comprehension. The writing portion will review parts of speech, mechanics, how to organize essays, and the writing process. The reading comprehension review helps students analyze their novels to find themes, main ideas, and literary concepts. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, students will refresh their language skills and confidence. Emphasis is placed on independent reading to help participants find books they’ll enjoy and address their required reading lists, where needed.

    Jump Start Algebra I
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 9 • $185
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra I class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra I during the 2017-18 school year, students will review algebra reasoning skills, integers, fractions, decimals, order of operations, basic graphing skills, and how to manipulate various parts of an equation. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.

    Jump Start Geometry
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10 • $185
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in a Geometry class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Geometry during the 2018-19 school year, students will review basic shapes, lines, angles, surface area, volume, and types of solids. Students will complete problem sets individually and in groups. There will be exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will also be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.

    Jump Start USA
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 9 • $185
    Instructor: Benjamin Francis, CCES ESOL Instructional Specialist
    Open to English Language Learners (ELL) throughout the Greenville community, Jump Start USA is designed as a fun-filled week that is an introduction to all things “American”. Taught by an experienced English Language instructor, campers will experience life as an American student, including foods, games, language practice, and local tradition. Returning students can brush up on their English skills for the new school year, and new students can jump start their understanding of English in a fun environment.

    Keyboarding
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $175
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher‑ and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.

    Lacrosse Coed
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $145
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.

    LEGO Robotics
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    This camp is designed as a fun introduction to robotics and programming. Students will use LEGO Mindstorm NXT robots to complete interesting challenges. Every student will have his/her own robot to use. Activities will involve building a robot and then programming it to complete various challenges. The week ends with a robotic sumo wrestling match where campers design a robot that can push other robots off a playing field. Will your robot be the victor? Students will not take robots home, but family is invited to watch the showdown. This camp is a great combination of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and FUN!

    Make‑a‑bot: Design & Program Robots
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    Participants will custom design and build robots from craft materials, such as card stock, foam sheets, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, etc., and then program them to move. The possibilities are endless for robot shape (dog, roller coaster, cheerleader) and for how it can move (wag tail, spin around, throw up arms, or whatever you can imagine). Sound effects will be added to make it even more realistic. Various sensors, such as distance, sound, or light levels, can be used to start movements. Visit tinyurl.com/lpzg7bo to view examples. Camp will use Hummingbird Robotics kits and Scratch programming language. Students may work individually or in pairs. Robots will not go home, but parents are invited to see the completed product. Programming the robots requires logical thinking, similar to math classes, so students (especially younger ones) need to feel comfortable with mathematical concepts to enjoy this camp to the fullest.

    Media Makers
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $175
    Instructor: Jamie Bryant, CCES Director of Marketing & Public Relations
    In this dynamic course, students will learn how to connect with the media. They can practice writing a short piece for a radio recording​​ ​or ​preparing for a television appearance. We will visit multiple, local media outlets where participants can see the behind-the scenes action in studios and meet local media experts. Throughout the week, students will report on local activities via our Summer Encounters online news station (which will be a Podcast or a YouTube channel). Students will learn how to collaborate with others to create and safely share a variety of content.

    Middle School Coding
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy new concept is fun and practical. Using applications such as Tynker, Scratch, and more, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.

    Open Hearts: Service Learning
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $130
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $130
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for one of our summer favorites as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers come back year after year to learn about different service opportunities in Greenville. Participants will discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will be serving. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.

    Paul T. Riddle’s Drums:
    Beginner only
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Middle & Upper School only
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.

    Pokémon Go
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    “Gotta catch’em all”. Do you love catching Pokémon and battling? Then join this camp! Campers will travel to different spots around Greenville to different Pokémon stops, collect Pokémon and, of course, visit the different Pokémon gyms to battle. We will travel by CCES mini-bus and the places we will visit are: Main Street in Greenville, Cleveland Park, Heritage Park, downtown Simpsonville and the Swamp Rabbit trail.

    Props Fabrication
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Creativity abounds as we learn about what happens behind the scenes in theatre. Participants will study the play, Charlotte’s Web, to learn how to create costumes, props, and set pieces for this classic story. Everyone will design and work together to find inventive ways to craft and build with provided materials for the selected scenes. All the skills learned can also easily be used on projects outside dramatic endeavors. This is the perfect blend of creativity and craftsmanship for anyone willing to use their imagination and get their hands a little dirty.

    Rube Goldberg Engineering Experience
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Science Teacher
    Rube Goldberg is a famous inventor and cartoonist known for making simple tasks ridiculously complex. Each year teams from all over the world compete to create a Rube Goldberg Machine which “is an overly complex contraption, designed with humor and a narrative, to accomplish a simple task.”1 The machine typically involves a chain reaction of events to produce the final simple step. In his honor, campers will enjoy the challenge to turn a simple task, like flipping a light switch on with the flick of a finger, into an incredible maze of steps of reactions to finally end with task completion, like the light switch being flipped on. Campers can choose from a variety of tasks such as flipping on a light, pulling a tissue out of a box, squirting a bit of hand sanitizer, popping open a bag, or creating their own simple end product. Assorted items from home may be needed depending on the crazy steps a student takes to the finish, but most materials can be found within Summer Encounters’ huge supply. Campers will not participate in the official contest held in California, but will enjoy the machine creation all the same.
    1 Visit www.rubegoldberg.com/ for more information and examples.

    Soccer Premier
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Corey Sinclair, CCES JV Girls Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for experienced field players. Players will strengthen ball-handling skills with a variety of drills to focus on touch. Campers will improve set play skills, along with shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement on the ball and a soccer mindset. Each day includes small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills.

    Softball
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Join this great camp to improve your game or just have fun! Through games, drills, and technique sessions, participants will improve their hitting skills, catching skills, and strategy skills. Players will also learn the basic rules of softball, along with positions and position specific skills. Participants should bring a glove, but other equipment is provided.

    Study Smart Study Skills
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $175
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Designed specifically for 7th and 8th grade, this class concentrates on the skills necessary to be successful in school. The topics covered include active listening and classroom learning, organization, time management, active reading and note taking, test taking, and exam preparation. Students learn strategies to help them minimize classroom distractions, improve their listening skills, and study efficiently. In addition, they are shown how the iPad or other device can assist them with their studies and organization. Each day students will engage in fun and varied activities to help them practice and master a variety of study skills.

    Thrill Seekers
    June 26 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $250*
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is for middle schoolers only! Campers will go off campus each day for incredible field‑trip fun. This week, campers will visit the White Water Training Center in Charlotte, go out to lunch, and volunteer at a local charity. They will also visit other places, such as Frankie’s Fun Park, an ice-skating rink, a cupcake‑decorating shop, Gravitopia, Discovery Island Waterpark, or the movies. Final schedules will be posted in March. All fees associated with the field trips are included in the camp fee, but campers can bring small amounts of cash for various, optional, concessions. Don’t miss this awesome week of visiting cool places with your buddies!
    *Please note: Camp meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.

    Volleyball
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Katie Harrell, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week. To add to the fun, participants will form “teams” at the beginning of the week and earn points for their team based on effort and skill. Teams can dress alike and will compete for points throughout the week.

    Woodworking
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $200
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Come work in a live shop to build with wood! Participants use basic wood-working tools to include power items such as a drill press, Skilsaw, and belt sander. Manual tools, such as hammers, nails, clamps, and sanders are also used. A wooden board game, birdhouse, and model car are built by hand! Because safety is the utmost priority in the camp, proper safety wear and precautions are mandatory each day.

    Wrestling
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $145
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!

    Writer’s Workshop
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $175
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on reinforcing writing fundamentals at an advanced middle‑school level. In a productive and encouraging environment, students will explore and practice key elements of academic writing, such as crafting a thesis statement, organizing an essay, structuring sentences and paragraphs, punctuating appropriately, employing the writing process, and formatting. Students are encouraged to bring their required summer writing assignments as a starting point for practicing and applying the techniques introduced in this course.

    Yoga
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
  • 9th Grade

    Algebra Review
    Online all summer with optional weekly meetings
    Rising 9 – 12 • $300
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must have already taken Algebra I; must also be enrolled in Algebra II, Algebra II Advanced, Algebra II Honors, or Geometry in the fall.
    This course offers a comprehensive review of algebra concepts to prepare students for either Geometry or Algebra II during the 2018-19 school year. Topics will include solving linear equations, graphing in the coordinate plane, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and equations, inequalities, irrational numbers and quadratic equations. A strong emphasis is placed on problem solving and topics covered in the second semester of Algebra I. Open to students from all schools; may be required for CCES students who need extra preparation for Algebra II. Course is completely online through Schoology and Mrs. Kilian will be in her office once per week for a few hours to assist students in person with dates TBD once summer begins.

    Basketball Academy
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $275
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
    This camp is for players of all experience levels, as players are divided into small groups for skills practice. Specific areas of concentration are ball handling, shooting, one-on-one skills, perimeter player moves, man-to-man defense, transition offense, and transition defense. Campers will improve individual technique through drills and team concepts during game play. All participants receive a free basketball.

    Biblical Studies for credit
    July 23 – August 3
    12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Rising 9 – 10 • $750
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    John Mark Elliott, Upper School Religion & Ethics Teacher
    This one-semester required study of the Old & New Testaments focuses on the historical context and theological themes of the Bible. This establishes a connection between the Hebrew people and the Christian Church, thereby creating an archetypal synthesis that ultimately points to the message of the Gospels: Jesus’ birth, baptism, ministry of teaching and healing, death, and resurrection. The connection also establishes a contemporary and eternal relevance to life in the world today. At the end of class, students will complete an approved independent study project. They will choose a time to present it to Mr. Elliott at the start of the school year. Students who plan to fill their school‑year schedules with other electives are permitted to take this course.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit.

    Biking
    July 2 – 6 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 9 • $145
    Coach: Sally Pielou, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    Come join this fabulous biking adventure! On Monday, camp will stay on campus and learn safety, proper gear shifting, and general bike care. Each day for the rest of the week, campers will ride a different section of the Swamp Rabbit Trail to include sections at Furman, Travelers Rest, Greenville, and Lake Conestee. Participants should bring their own bikes and helmets.

    Jump Start Algebra II
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 11 • $185
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra II class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra II during the 2018-19 school year, students will review algebraic reasoning skills, writing equations, solving equations, graphing equations, exponents and monomials, systems of equations, inequalities, quadratic equations, functions, and polynomials. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.

    Jump Start Geometry
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10 • $185
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in a Geometry class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Geometry during the 2018-19 school year, students will review basic shapes, lines, angles, surface area, volume, and types of solids. Students will complete problem sets individually and in groups. There will be exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will also be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.

    Paul T. Riddle’s Drums:
    Beginner only
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Middle & Upper School only
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.

    Physical Education I for credit
    All‑Summer Independent Study and In Class
    August 6 – 9 • 9 a.m – 12 p.m. (Mon – Thurs)
    August 6 – 9 • 1 p.m – 4 p.m. (Mon – Thurs)
    Rising 9 – 11 • $470
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Sally Pielou, Middle School PE Teacher
    This physical education course is an all‑summer, independent‑study class, with a mandatory in-person health component on August 6–9. Beginning June 4, students are required to keep a weekly activity journal, set a physical fitness/health goal, and report on one fitness/health/nutrition current event per week. The course includes worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All materials are posted, submitted, and graded through Schoology each week. During the August 6-9 health portion, students are required to choose a morning or afternoon session. The health class includes guest speakers, certification in Adult CPR, and a final exam. Two informational meetings will be scheduled in May 2018, prior to the start of the class, where participant expectations are laid out. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory.
    No class meetings during the August week may be missed in order to receive credit.

    Study Skills
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $185
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, Upper School Teacher
    Great study habits and success skills are now essential for today’s students. The focus for this program is how to have a successful high school year with great study skills and a positive attitude while setting meaningful goals to maximize academic achievement. Particular attention is paid to essential study skills like taking notes (using the Cornell method), organization strategies and time management. In addition, this course will focus on fundamental skills high school students need like the writing process, active reading strategies (annotating texts), and reducing test anxiety.

    Surviving Without Mom:
    Cooking for Teens
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $175
    Instructor: Stacie Baulo, Professional Chef and Director of Flik Food Services at CCES
    This unique camp is designed to teach teenagers basic skills for survival— cooking and budgeting skills. Participants learn many cooking techniques and terminology, along with how to read a recipe. They also practice preparing simple, filling, nutritious meals that they taste and tweak to their liking. Learning how to create a grocery list on a budget is very important for college students and young adults. Campers practice this by going on a field trip to BiLo with a $50 budget and plan for how to buy the week’s groceries. They will have planned how to use food items for multiple meals, and how to shop the sales to ensure they have enough for the week. This important camp helps teenagers prepare for college and life beyond by giving them a cooking foundation and grocery budgeting practice.

    Upper School Writing
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $185
    Instructor: Matt Jacobssen, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course focuses on reinforcing academic writing fundamentals at the high school level, including writing a coherent thesis statement, organizing a five‑paragraph essay, effective transitions, and creative word choice. This course will also teach self-editing strategies. Emphasis will be placed on writing annotations, annotated bibliographies and using MLA citations and format correctly to best prepare for the academic writing needed for high school and college. Students are welcome to bring any summer work writing assignment to class and edit their work throughout the week.

    Wrestling
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $145
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!
  • 10th Grade

    Algebra Review
    Online all summer with optional weekly meetings
    Rising 9 – 12 • $300
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must have already taken Algebra I; must also be enrolled in Algebra II, Algebra II Advanced, Algebra II Honors, or Geometry in the fall.
    This course offers a comprehensive review of algebra concepts to prepare students for either Geometry or Algebra II during the 2018-19 school year. Topics will include solving linear equations, graphing in the coordinate plane, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and equations, inequalities, irrational numbers and quadratic equations. A strong emphasis is placed on problem solving and topics covered in the second semester of Algebra I. Open to students from all schools; may be required for CCES students who need extra preparation for Algebra II. Course is completely online through Schoology and Mrs. Kilian will be in her office once per week for a few hours to assist students in person with dates TBD once summer begins.

    Biblical Studies for credit
    July 23 – August 3
    12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Rising 9 – 10 • $750
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    John Mark Elliott, Upper School Religion & Ethics Teacher
    This one-semester required study of the Old & New Testaments focuses on the historical context and theological themes of the Bible. This establishes a connection between the Hebrew people and the Christian Church, thereby creating an archetypal synthesis that ultimately points to the message of the Gospels: Jesus’ birth, baptism, ministry of teaching and healing, death, and resurrection. The connection also establishes a contemporary and eternal relevance to life in the world today. At the end of class, students will complete an approved independent study project. They will choose a time to present it to Mr. Elliott at the start of the school year. Students who plan to fill their school‑year schedules with other electives are permitted to take this course.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit.

    Jump Start Algebra II
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 11 • $185
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra II class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra II during the 2018-19 school year, students will review algebraic reasoning skills, writing equations, solving equations, graphing equations, exponents and monomials, systems of equations, inequalities, quadratic equations, functions, and polynomials. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.

    Jump Start Geometry
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10 • $185
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in a Geometry class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Geometry during the 2018-19 school year, students will review basic shapes, lines, angles, surface area, volume, and types of solids. Students will complete problem sets individually and in groups. There will be exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will also be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.

    Paul T. Riddle’s Drums:
    Beginner only
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Middle & Upper School only
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.

    Physical Education I for credit
    All‑Summer Independent Study and In Class
    August 6 – 9 • 9 a.m – 12 p.m. (Mon – Thurs)
    August 6 – 9 • 1 p.m – 4 p.m. (Mon – Thurs)
    Rising 9 – 11 • $470
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Sally Pielou, Middle School PE Teacher
    This physical education course is an all‑summer, independent‑study class, with a mandatory in-person health component on August 6–9. Beginning June 4, students are required to keep a weekly activity journal, set a physical fitness/health goal, and report on one fitness/health/nutrition current event per week. The course includes worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All materials are posted, submitted, and graded through Schoology each week. During the August 6-9 health portion, students are required to choose a morning or afternoon session. The health class includes guest speakers, certification in Adult CPR, and a final exam. Two informational meetings will be scheduled in May 2018, prior to the start of the class, where participant expectations are laid out. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory.
    No class meetings during the August week may be missed in order to receive credit.

    SAT Preparation Course
    July 16 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Rising 10 – 12 • $350/2 weeks
    Instructors: Barbara Carter, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Sally Henley, Former CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    This course not only prepares students for the NEW SAT but will also strengthen their overall academic performance. The study skills and analytic approaches covered can be employed daily in all academic disciplines. Attendance at each session and a good work ethic are requirements for success. During this course, students will engage in practice exercises and review to improve their SAT performance. These sessions are equally divided between reviewing verbal and math skills. Instruction will also emphasize strengthening skills already taught in the classroom environment. The verbal sessions will concentrate on skills relating to grammar and structure and reading comprehension, which are the sections on which the NEW SAT is based. We will also look at how the writing portion has changed, even though it is now optional. The math sessions will review topics in algebra and geometry covered on the SAT. There will be extensive practice with the format of the test. Practice is also given in gridding and in free response answers in math, and emphasis is placed on calculator usage.

    Study Skills
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $185
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, Upper School Teacher
    Great study habits and success skills are now essential for today’s students. The focus for this program is how to have a successful high school year with great study skills and a positive attitude while setting meaningful goals to maximize academic achievement. Particular attention is paid to essential study skills like taking notes (using the Cornell method), organization strategies and time management. In addition, this course will focus on fundamental skills high school students need like the writing process, active reading strategies (annotating texts), and reducing test anxiety.

    Surviving Without Mom: Cooking for Teens
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $175
    Instructor: Stacie Baulo, Professional Chef and Director of Flik Food Services at CCES
    This unique camp is designed to teach teenagers basic skills for survival— cooking and budgeting skills. Participants learn many cooking techniques and terminology, along with how to read a recipe. They also practice preparing simple, filling, nutritious meals that they taste and tweak to their liking. Learning how to create a grocery list on a budget is very important for college students and young adults. Campers practice this by going on a field trip to BiLo with a $50 budget and plan for how to buy the week’s groceries. They will have planned how to use food items for multiple meals, and how to shop the sales to ensure they have enough for the week. This important camp helps teenagers prepare for college and life beyond by giving them a cooking foundation and grocery budgeting practice.

    Upper School Writing
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $185
    Instructor: Matt Jacobssen, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course focuses on reinforcing academic writing fundamentals at the high school level, including writing a coherent thesis statement, organizing a five‑paragraph essay, effective transitions, and creative word choice. This course will also teach self-editing strategies. Emphasis will be placed on writing annotations, annotated bibliographies and using MLA citations and format correctly to best prepare for the academic writing needed for high school and college. Students are welcome to bring any summer work writing assignment to class and edit their work throughout the week.

    Wrestling
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $145
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!
  • 11th Grade

    Algebra Review
    Online all summer with optional weekly meetings
    Rising 9 – 12 • $300
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must have already taken Algebra I; must also be enrolled in Algebra II, Algebra II Advanced, Algebra II Honors, or Geometry in the fall.
    This course offers a comprehensive review of algebra concepts to prepare students for either Geometry or Algebra II during the 2018-19 school year. Topics will include solving linear equations, graphing in the coordinate plane, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and equations, inequalities, irrational numbers and quadratic equations. A strong emphasis is placed on problem solving and topics covered in the second semester of Algebra I. Open to students from all schools; may be required for CCES students who need extra preparation for Algebra II. Course is completely online through Schoology and Mrs. Kilian will be in her office once per week for a few hours to assist students in person with dates TBD once summer begins.

    Jump Start Algebra II
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 11 • $185
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra II class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra II during the 2018-19 school year, students will review algebraic reasoning skills, writing equations, solving equations, graphing equations, exponents and monomials, systems of equations, inequalities, quadratic equations, functions, and polynomials. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.

    Paul T. Riddle’s Drums:
    Beginner only
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Middle & Upper School only
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.

    SAT Preparation Course
    July 16 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Rising 10 – 12 • $350/2 weeks
    Instructors: Barbara Carter, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Sally Henley, Former CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    This course not only prepares students for the NEW SAT but will also strengthen their overall academic performance. The study skills and analytic approaches covered can be employed daily in all academic disciplines. Attendance at each session and a good work ethic are requirements for success. During this course, students will engage in practice exercises and review to improve their SAT performance. These sessions are equally divided between reviewing verbal and math skills. Instruction will also emphasize strengthening skills already taught in the classroom environment. The verbal sessions will concentrate on skills relating to grammar and structure and reading comprehension, which are the sections on which the NEW SAT is based. We will also look at how the writing portion has changed, even though it is now optional. The math sessions will review topics in algebra and geometry covered on the SAT. There will be extensive practice with the format of the test. Practice is also given in gridding and in free response answers in math, and emphasis is placed on calculator usage.

    Study Skills
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $185
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, Upper School Teacher
    Great study habits and success skills are now essential for today’s students. The focus for this program is how to have a successful high school year with great study skills and a positive attitude while setting meaningful goals to maximize academic achievement. Particular attention is paid to essential study skills like taking notes (using the Cornell method), organization strategies and time management. In addition, this course will focus on fundamental skills high school students need like the writing process, active reading strategies (annotating texts), and reducing test anxiety.

    Surviving Without Mom: Cooking for Teens
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $175
    Instructor: Stacie Baulo, Professional Chef and Director of Flik Food Services at CCES
    This unique camp is designed to teach teenagers basic skills for survival— cooking and budgeting skills. Participants learn many cooking techniques and terminology, along with how to read a recipe. They also practice preparing simple, filling, nutritious meals that they taste and tweak to their liking. Learning how to create a grocery list on a budget is very important for college students and young adults. Campers practice this by going on a field trip to BiLo with a $50 budget and plan for how to buy the week’s groceries. They will have planned how to use food items for multiple meals, and how to shop the sales to ensure they have enough for the week. This important camp helps teenagers prepare for college and life beyond by giving them a cooking foundation and grocery budgeting practice.

    Upper School Writing
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $185
    Instructor: Matt Jacobssen, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course focuses on reinforcing academic writing fundamentals at the high school level, including writing a coherent thesis statement, organizing a five‑paragraph essay, effective transitions, and creative word choice. This course will also teach self-editing strategies. Emphasis will be placed on writing annotations, annotated bibliographies and using MLA citations and format correctly to best prepare for the academic writing needed for high school and college. Students are welcome to bring any summer work writing assignment to class and edit their work throughout the week.

    World Spirituality & Ethics for credit
    July 30 – August 10
    12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Rising 11 – 12 • $750
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Valerie Riddle, Lower School Chaplain
    What is the nature of religion, why has it been important to our world, and what is its impact on our lives today and across cultures? We will look at the conditions of what makes “religion,” the history and development of each of the major world’s religions, the common and unique elements of each faith tradition, and the influence of each on our wider society. The faith traditions we will explore will include, but are not limited to: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism, Confucianism, Primal localized religions, and Americanized faiths such as Mormonism, Native American and Hawaiian spiritualities, and Caribbean syncretized beliefs. This summer course explores different spiritual practices associated with religions. Each day presents situations and methods which require ethical decision-making skills.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit.

    Wrestling
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $145
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!
  • 12th Grade

    Algebra Review
    Online all summer with optional weekly meetings
    Rising 9 – 12 • $300
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must have already taken Algebra I; must also be enrolled in Algebra II, Algebra II Advanced, Algebra II Honors, or Geometry in the fall.
    This course offers a comprehensive review of algebra concepts to prepare students for either Geometry or Algebra II during the 2018-19 school year. Topics will include solving linear equations, graphing in the coordinate plane, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and equations, inequalities, irrational numbers and quadratic equations. A strong emphasis is placed on problem solving and topics covered in the second semester of Algebra I. Open to students from all schools; may be required for CCES students who need extra preparation for Algebra II. Course is completely online through Schoology and Mrs. Kilian will be in her office once per week for a few hours to assist students in person with dates TBD once summer begins.

    Paul T. Riddle’s Drums:
    Beginner only
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Middle & Upper School only
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.

    SAT Preparation Course
    July 16 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Rising 10 – 12 • $350/2 weeks
    Instructors: Barbara Carter, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Sally Henley, Former CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    This course not only prepares students for the NEW SAT but will also strengthen their overall academic performance. The study skills and analytic approaches covered can be employed daily in all academic disciplines. Attendance at each session and a good work ethic are requirements for success. During this course, students will engage in practice exercises and review to improve their SAT performance. These sessions are equally divided between reviewing verbal and math skills. Instruction will also emphasize strengthening skills already taught in the classroom environment. The verbal sessions will concentrate on skills relating to grammar and structure and reading comprehension, which are the sections on which the NEW SAT is based. We will also look at how the writing portion has changed, even though it is now optional. The math sessions will review topics in algebra and geometry covered on the SAT. There will be extensive practice with the format of the test. Practice is also given in gridding and in free response answers in math, and emphasis is placed on calculator usage.

    Study Skills
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $185
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, Upper School Teacher
    Great study habits and success skills are now essential for today’s students. The focus for this program is how to have a successful high school year with great study skills and a positive attitude while setting meaningful goals to maximize academic achievement. Particular attention is paid to essential study skills like taking notes (using the Cornell method), organization strategies and time management. In addition, this course will focus on fundamental skills high school students need like the writing process, active reading strategies (annotating texts), and reducing test anxiety.

    Surviving Without Mom: Cooking for Teens
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $175
    Instructor: Stacie Baulo, Professional Chef and Director of Flik Food Services at CCES
    This unique camp is designed to teach teenagers basic skills for survival— cooking and budgeting skills. Participants learn many cooking techniques and terminology, along with how to read a recipe. They also practice preparing simple, filling, nutritious meals that they taste and tweak to their liking. Learning how to create a grocery list on a budget is very important for college students and young adults. Campers practice this by going on a field trip to BiLo with a $50 budget and plan for how to buy the week’s groceries. They will have planned how to use food items for multiple meals, and how to shop the sales to ensure they have enough for the week. This important camp helps teenagers prepare for college and life beyond by giving them a cooking foundation and grocery budgeting practice.

    Upper School Writing
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $185
    Instructor: Matt Jacobssen, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course focuses on reinforcing academic writing fundamentals at the high school level, including writing a coherent thesis statement, organizing a five‑paragraph essay, effective transitions, and creative word choice. This course will also teach self-editing strategies. Emphasis will be placed on writing annotations, annotated bibliographies and using MLA citations and format correctly to best prepare for the academic writing needed for high school and college. Students are welcome to bring any summer work writing assignment to class and edit their work throughout the week.

    World Spirituality & Ethics for credit
    July 30 – August 10
    12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Rising 11 – 12 • $750
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Valerie Riddle, Lower School Chaplain
    What is the nature of religion, why has it been important to our world, and what is its impact on our lives today and across cultures? We will look at the conditions of what makes “religion,” the history and development of each of the major world’s religions, the common and unique elements of each faith tradition, and the influence of each on our wider society. The faith traditions we will explore will include, but are not limited to: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism, Confucianism, Primal localized religions, and Americanized faiths such as Mormonism, Native American and Hawaiian spiritualities, and Caribbean syncretized beliefs. This summer course explores different spiritual practices associated with religions. Each day presents situations and methods which require ethical decision-making skills.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit.

    Wrestling
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $145
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!

Offerings by Week

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  • June 4th-8th

    Algebra Review
    Online all summer with optional weekly meetings
    Rising 9 – 12 • $300
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must have already taken Algebra I; must also be enrolled in Algebra II, Algebra II Advanced, Algebra II Honors, or Geometry in the fall.
    This course offers a comprehensive review of algebra concepts to prepare students for either Geometry or Algebra II
    during the 2018-19 school year. Topics will include solving linear equations, graphing in the coordinate plane, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and equations, inequalities, irrational numbers and quadratic equations. A strong emphasis is placed on problem solving and topics covered in the second semester of Algebra I. Open to students from all schools; may be required for CCES students who need extra preparation for Algebra II. Course is completely online through Schoology and Mrs. Kilian will be in her office once per week for a few hours to assist students in person with dates TBD once summer begins.

    Day Trippers I
    June 4 – 8 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $275
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Don’t want to be stuck indoors all summer? You don’t have to!
    Join the fun and go somewhere different every day! Campers
    will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, enjoy trampolines and obstacle courses at Big Air, hike at Lake Conestee Nature Park, climb to their heart’s content at Frankie’s Fun Park’s Fun House, and explore Roper Mountain Science Center!
  • June 11th-15th

    Acting Up
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $150
    Instructor: Kristi Byers, CCES Middle School Drama Teacher
    This fun, improv experience will have campers excited about acting! Through thrilling games and exercises to find voice, campers learn about and practice how to show emotion through actions. They will develop projection skills along with confidence in displaying a range of feelings to an audience.

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you! Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!

    Art Adventures
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art, and make some of your own! Students will visit an artist’s studio, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.

    Art in the Great Outdoors
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be inspired by the beauty of nature! Campers will travel with sketchbooks in hand, using an artist’s eye on field trips to
    Lake Conestee Nature Park and look carefully at the beauty around us! Wonderful parts of nature including weather, plants, and animals, up close or from a distance, will be the subjects for expressing observations and impressions through drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography.

    Basketball Academy
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $275
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
    This camp is for players of all experience levels, as players are divided into small groups for skills practice. Specific areas of concentration are ball handling, shooting, one-on-one skills, perimeter player moves, man-to-man defense, transition offense, and transition defense. Campers will improve individual technique through drills and team concepts during game play. All participants receive a free basketball.

    Beginner Coding
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $145
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy, new concept is fun and practical. Using applications such as Tynker, Scratch, and more, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.

    Behind the Scenes
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $150
    Instructor: Kristi Byers, CCES Middle School Drama Teacher
    Always wanted to join the action of a stage production but too nervous for performing? Then join this engaging course all about the behind-the-scenes important roles that keep a performance alive. Discover how to control the lighting and sound booth, how to create and display set designs, how to create costumes, and how to be a stage manager and keep the performers where they need to be on time for their scenes. Campers will use the Christ Church state-of-the-art, 600‑seat Performing Arts Center.

    Digging for Dinosaurs
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Roam with us as we uncover the mystery of ages past. Become a paleontologist by digging for dinosaur bones, studying fossils, and considering how dinosaurs became extinct. During this fun-filled week, campers will play games, make their own fossils, and create a dinosaur model to take home. If you “dig” this, then come and join us on an expedition through time!

    Explore Greenville
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: James Greco, CCES Middle School Dean of Students
    This exciting week is all about the lore of Greenville! Join us as we discover the secret histories behind this city we call home. Not only do participants learn about the event but they get to explore it in person as we take a field trip each day to a new hot spot in Greenville. Discover the Mice on Main and their connection to CCES. Learn about Shoeless Joe Jackson and why he lost his shoes. What is a Swamp Rabbit and where did he come from? What made this city the perfect place to get revved up about BMW and the automotive industry? Explore Lake Conestee and the history behind the mill. Don’t miss this exciting week all about Greenville!

    Fencing Beginner
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $160
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.

    Intro to Cooking
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Stacie Baulo, Professional Chef and Director of Flik Food Services at CCES
    Come learn the basics of cooking in a fun atmosphere! Someday, every child will have to prepare meals, and this camp prepares him/her for a lifetime of cooking! Campers learn how to read a recipe, how to measure properly, how to use common kitchen appliances, and how to understand cooking terms (what does mirepoix mean?). While practicing these new skills, they whip up delicious foods and learn about meal planning. There is also instruction about healthy eating and simple nutrition. This is a don’t miss camp for all kids!

    Kitchen Chemistry
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    The kitchen is an awesome place to have fun with science experiments. Campers will use simple, safe household ingredients to explore engaging science concepts. Campers will make, bake, cook, experiment, and participate in multiple sensory activities. The colorful, messy, and sometimes gooey results will spark interest and challenge their thinking. The best part is campers will have a blast while learning!

    Messy Art
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $160
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves to get down and dirty creating art. Campers will paint with sponges, rolling marbles, and their feet! They will create raised salt paintings, make bubble art, blend marbled shaving cream pictures, and have lots more crazy, messy art fun! This camp focuses on the experience of creating art, rather than the final product and encourages children to think outside the box. Nurture the seeds of creativity in your budding young artist!

    Minute to Win It!
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love game competition? This camp is five days of fast moving games for kids only! No rough-housing here. These games require some skill, lots of patience, teamwork, and enthusiasm. By the way, how many paper airplanes can you fly through a hula hoop in one minute? Did I mention the blindfold?
     
    PE Sports and Games
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $145
    Coaches: Eric Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher, and Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Calling all those who love PE class! Join this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love, like floor scooters! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE games. Don’t miss out on Jollyball, Bomb the Pins, Sink the Ship, scooters, parachute games, Fire Engine, Asteroids, and much more! Whether they play inside or outside, participants will work up a sweat while having a blast.

    Outer Space
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Ali Raffensperger, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Learn all about space in this super-galactic adventure. Campers will learn about the stars and planets and specifically those in our solar system. They will learn how our moon affects our oceans and why it looks so different throughout the month. Budding astronauts will build a spaceship and space helmet. Through interactive play and crafts, campers will be excited about the science concepts explored!

    Pet Care
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.

    Princess Tea Party
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Here ye Here ye…By order of the Queen all little maidens are invited to a princess tea party. Come each day and discover the world of a proper English Tea. Campers will learn about different kinds of teas, proper tea etiquette, how to make yummy, traditional, tea-time snacks, and create several crafts to decorate the tea experience throughout the week. On Friday, come dressed as your favorite princess for a royal tea experience.

    Relief Printmaking
    June 11 – 15 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $200
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Come explore your creative potential with this hands-on relief printing camp. Campers will study the traditional art form of relief printing through past and contemporary artists, and then find inspiration for their own designs. Artists will also strengthen drawing and composition skills through learning printing techniques. Campers first learn relief printing on foam and then gradually build skills to carve designs on rubber blocks. They will also explore printmaking utilizing gelatin plates. Once the print is designed and created, campers will ink their designs to stamp and create matted wall art, cards, and even canvas bags. So, put on your painting clothes and come experience the magic of creating an original print!

    Sports Sampler
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Love to play games and sports? Then join this exciting sports camp that lets campers participate in a variety of sports and games all week! Soccer, basketball, flag football, tennis, Frisbee golf, lacrosse (non-contact), and gym games are just a few of the fun sports explored. Each day consists of multiple activities. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment and balls if they would like. A daily schedule of sports covered will be emailed the week before camp, so participants know what days to bring what equipment (optional to bring equipment).

    Tea Time
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you enjoy hot tea or are simply interested in how to create a unique traditional tea experience? Then come and explore a week filled with all things Tea Time. Campers study and make different types of teas, learn how to set a traditional tea table, explore and make many different types of goodies to serve, and learn the etiquette of how to pour and serve delicious tea and treats. By the end of the week you will be able to decorate, set and serve a traditional and memorable High Tea for your friends and family.

    Tennis
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $145
    Coach: Megan Taylor, CCES Third Grade Assistant Teacher and former tennis coach
    This camp is great for beginners and lower intermediates who want to learn the basics of tennis. Campers will learn skills such as the forehand, backhand, volley, and serve. The fundamentals of scoring and match play will be taught. Skills and footwork will improve through fun games and activities using special beginner balls. There may even be some water games!

    Track and Field
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Ali Raffensperger, CCES Second Grade Teacher and former college track competitor
    Calling all those interested in the unique offerings of track and field! In this sampler course, campers will explore and practice a different event each day. There will be running events, such as sprints, hurdles, and relays. There will be throwing events, such as discus and shot put. There will be jumping events, such as long jump, high jump, and triple jump. Athletes will sample each event and learn about the techniques to succeed at each.

    Tumbling
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    Learn the basics and foundation of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers.

    Woodworking
    June 11 – 15 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $200
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Come work in a live shop to build with wood! Participants use basic wood-working tools to include power items such as a drill press, Skilsaw, and belt sander. Manual tools, such as hammers, nails, clamps, and sanders are also used. A wooden board game, birdhouse, and model car are built by hand! Because safety is the utmost priority in the camp, proper safety wear and precautions are mandatory each day.
  • June 18th-22nd

    American Girl Doll: A Stroll Thru Time
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $145
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    American Girl Dolls bring history to life, and this week is a fantastic trip through the lives and times of the American Girls.
    Campers bring their dolls each day and experience what life was like in colonial times, the Civil War era, and the roaring twenties. They will enjoy authentic foods, discuss clothing, create crafts, and compare the lifestyles experienced by the girls today. On Friday, there is an old-fashioned picnic where campers dress up as their favorite doll!

    Animals Around the World
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Laura Huguley, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Let’s travel around the world and visit different animals! Campers will discover animals, their habitats and their behaviors. They will complete crafts, such as animal sculptures, and activities, such as fossil digs, and have adventures with a trip to the Greenville Zoo on Thursday. Animals from the Arctic, reptiles from the desert, aquatic animals, prehistoric animals, and traditional pets will all be explored.

    Basketball Intermediate
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Kimberly Morgan, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    This camp is for beginners or those with some experience. Basic basketball skills are developed, including passing, dribbling, shooting, and team-building plays. Participants work on individual skills and team skills through a variety of drills, small games, and competitions. Campers are divided by skill level as needed.

    Cartooning
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Love to doodle and create characters? Then join this creative camp where participants learn different cartooning styles. Campers will have all the supplies they need to make flip books, draw super heroes, Pokémon and retro characters. Using different cartoon artist’s styles, they will learn simple ways to create background, speech bubbles and a finished cartoon panel.
     
    Cheerleading Intermediate
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Nichole Daniels, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach
    This camp is for beginners and for those with some experience. Campers will learn all the popular CCES cheers along with dance routines and stunts. Working with Varsity cheerleaders, athletes will improve technique and voice to help lead the crowd! On Friday, participants will cheer at the football camp end-of-week game at Carson Stadium and perform at half-time. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!

    DJ Camp
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Come be a sound mixologist! Learn how to blend songs and create your own tracks. This camp will explore music mixing and beats. Campers will create multiple pieces of music using old and new music and add their own “spin.” Laptops and iPads needed for mixing will be provided. Campers will take home copies of their jams or create a YouTube channel.

    Edible Science
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Campers will love this experimental camp! Using only “chemicals” that can be eaten, campers will learn about science concepts using experimentation. Have you ever seen elephant toothpaste? Or turned beets into acid/base indicators? How about learned the states of matter using ice cream and lip balm? After this week, you can say you have!

    Everyday Cooking
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Stacie Baulo, Professional Chef and Director of Flik Food Services at CCES
    This course is for chefs with some experience. Budding chefs learn techniques to create full meals. This hands-on course uses common kitchen tools, such as knives, ovens, burners, and specialized dishes. Participants learn how to create parts of a meal (appetizers, entrees, desserts) and how to serve them. Chefs also learn hygienic techniques and rules about cleanliness in the kitchen.
     
    Fencing Beginner
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $160
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.

    Football
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $145
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Tommy Bobo, CCES Assistant Varsity Football Coach, and CCES Varsity Football Players
    Come get your game on! Players will complete age-appropriate exercises, activities, and competitive games designed to improve their agility, ball handling, throwing, and catching skills. Coaches will work individually and in group settings to increase campers’ confidence and knowledge of the game in a fun, active learning environment. Campers will compete against one another in drills and games, but will be divided by age, size, and experience as needed. Camp includes an exciting football skills combine competition to see who is the most accurate passer, has the strongest arm, and is the fastest 40-yard dasher. Camp will be low contact with flag or tag football only, so pads and helmets are not needed. The last day will feature a fun scrimmage for parents to come watch, and the cheerleading camp will join to practice their skills, too.

    Fort Building
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This week of fort construction is nothing but summer fun! Campers will use a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, makedo parts, creative embellishments, and a smorgasbord of craft materials. Campers will make life-size forts and model forts to accomplish daily challenges.
    Green Screen Adventures

    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Students in this camp will get to star in their very own short films, using green screen technology to provide the setting! This camp will utilize the facilities in the Upper School that are used for Graphic Design and Filmmaking. Campers will create their own stories, put together their own costumes, and perform with their friends. Students will not be asked to edit the videos — they will be provided by the instructor at the end of the camp.
     
    LEGOmaniacs!
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    LEGOs, LEGOs, everywhere! Join us for a week of LEGO fun! Every day campers will explore building with LEGOs. We will build from kits and from our imaginations. Campers will be challenged with daily contests to work on as a team or individually, where they learn engineering skills to build structures taller, span greater spaces, or move objects. There will also be free build time for campers to create amazing, unique pieces that they can share with the group. The week will end with a special challenge and a LEGO kit to take home.

    Lego Ninjago
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Ashley Waters, CCES Lower School Assistant Teacher
    Calling all ninjas in training! Come battle in a week of Ninjago adventure! Garmadon attacks Ninjago regularly and his brick-smashing rampages are so frequent that we need to create mechs and weapons to save the city from evil destruction. Become a master brick-builder and build Lego cities where the battles will rage. Bring your imagination and warrior spirit to find your inner “piece.”

    Logic Puzzles & Other Mysteries
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Give your brain a workout this week! Explore the covert side of math with games, riddles, and puzzles designed to tickle the imagination and challenge the brain. Solve challenges like “volume—it’s not always what it seems, polyhedra—how did the Egyptians build those pyramids, and mobius strips—making paper do mysterious things,”. Solve crazy mazes, decipher a rebus, build a secret code, and unravel logic riddles.

    Middle School Coding
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy new concept is fun and practical. Using applications such as Tynker, Scratch, and more, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.

    Nerf Battles
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.

    Open Hearts: Service Learning
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $130
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for one of our summer favorites as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers come back year after year to learn about different service opportunities in Greenville. Participants will discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will be serving. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.

    Paul T. Riddle’s Drums:
    Beginner only
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.

    Playdough
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $160
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves and join the fun of using playdough! This camp is packed with excitement as campers create their own playdough to explore science and art, and develop fine motor skills through sensory learning. There will be color mixing, creating glow-in-the-dark playdough, making a playdough volcano, and much more!

    Princess Art
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Marian Pouch, Local Artist
    Calling all princesses! Come sparkle and shine during a fabulous week of creating royal pieces just for you! Artists can paint, draw, and create to their hearts’ content, crafting beautiful items like crowns and castles. Princesses also need jewelry and trinket storage which we will make this week. We will have a fancy time including a dress up day Friday when we will wear our princess art creations!
     
    Roller Time Skating
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.

    Running
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Eric Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher and former CCES Varsity Track Coach
    Calling all runners! Participants will complete running exercises each day through activities and games designed to improve endurance and make running fun. Some activities include Conestee Park trail runs, track relays, and running games like Capture the Flag. Goal setting and positive self-esteem will also be incorporated. No runner is left behind!

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $200
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. They will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a fun throw pillow, a pretty drawstring bag, and a pair of pajama bottoms. All campers need to bring is 1.5 yards of fabric for pajama bottoms ... we’ll provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided, or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!

    Shark Week
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love sharks? Then join this exciting week of shark exploration! Campers will learn about shark anatomy, diet, and movement. They will make exciting ocean crafts and shark tooth jewelry. They will play games and use kinesthetic activities to simulate shark movements in the water. The week would not be complete without painting shark models! Don’t miss this awesome week of shark adventure!

    Slime Squad
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Obssesed with slime? Join the Slime Squad as we create our own batches of unusual gooey, slippery, and slimy fun! Become a chemist and concoct glow-in-the-dark slime, color changing slime, shimmery slime, and more! Not only will we be elbow deep in goop all week long, but we will learn about what slime is, learn about slime molds, and explore where slime occurs naturally in nature. Don’t miss this opportunity to create, squish, and squeeze slime to your hearts delight!

    Soccer Mini-Cavs
    June 18 – 22 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Coaches: James Greco, CCES Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, and Sean Vick, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach
    Mini-Cavs Camp is coed and designed for recreational players. The focus will be on basic skills in ball handling, passing, shooting, and positions. Camp will incorporate many games and contests to allow campers to practice skills in a fun environment. Each day will end with small-sided matches.

    Tumbling
    June 18 – 22 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 1 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    Learn the basics and foundation of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers.
  • June 25th-29th

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you! Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!

    Animal Art
    June 25– 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Marian Pouch, Local Artist
    Come explore animals through art! This is a great camp for girls and boys who are interested in animals and art. Campers will draw, paint, and model animals using a variety of techniques and materials. From papier-mâché elephant masks to watercolor seascapes, campers will create so many different animals throughout the week. Artists will have a blast and have many wall-worthy keepsakes from this week.

    Book Art
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Illustrations in books are created using many different artistic techniques. Come explore how illustrations are made in this exciting week! Campers will read the book, learn about the process, and then create beautiful works in that style. Some artists and books studied will be Eric Carle, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and Pete the Cat.

    Cake Decorating Beginner
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $160
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and come cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Come create treats fit for any party! Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.

    Camp Comedy
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $145
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Do you love to deliver a good punch line? Love to create giggles? Then join this camp designed to develop comedic prowess. Using improv, performance, and writing exercises, campers will learn how to create comedy that highlights their personality and imagination. Campers will create original comedy individually and as a group in variety of forms for a full week of learning and laughs.

    Digital Animation
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers will use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants will create stop-motion videos, computer-based characters, and collaborate on a group project. iPads and laptops are provided.

    Emoji Mania
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Calling all emoji lovers! Get in on the emoji madness and bring to life all of your favorite emojis! In this fun week, phones will not be used, but we will still play exciting emoji games, solve unusual emoji puzzles, and make awesome emoji crafts! Use creativity to express yourself with those cute little emojis, and make your own personalized emoji décor and accessories to enjoy at home. Get your emoji mojo flowing!

    Flag Football
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coaches: Eric Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher, and Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher and former JV football coach
    Join the huddle and have a blast as we play flag football!
    Campers will learn skills, positions, tactics, and strategies while having fun in this safe, no-tackle, low-contact football camp. Daily activities include skill games, where everyone practices with a ball, and head-to-head team games in a season-like format. Come join the camp where everyone gets a chance to be the quarterback in every game.

    LEGOmaniacs!
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    LEGOs, LEGOs, everywhere! Join us for a week of LEGO fun! Every day campers will explore building with LEGOs. We will build from kits and from our imaginations. Campers will be challenged with daily contests to work on as a team or individually, where they learn engineering skills to build structures taller, span greater spaces, or move objects. There will also be free build time for campers to create amazing, unique pieces that they can share with the group. The week will end with a special challenge and a LEGO kit to take home.

    LEGO Wedo Robotics
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers. Using the Wedo system, campers will build multiple machines and then program them to move. Each day will bring a new challenge with building fun and computer programing. At the end of the week, campers can free play with kits and build with their imaginations and new skills! All kits and laptops are provided.

    Little Kids Tennis
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    July 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Coach: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher and tennis player
    Using proven methods to teach tennis to our youngest players, basic tennis skills are taught in this fun, skill-driven camp. The equipment used caters to younger players, with balls designed for slower speeds and rackets made for smaller hands. Camp is mostly indoors, and the environment is adapted for campers’ size. Through fun games and technique lessons, participants will develop a love for the game! All equipment is provided.

    Music and Technology
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $145
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Using provided iPads and a variety of apps, campers will blend technology and music to create fun sounds, manipulate rhythm, and experiment with instruments. Participants will explore pitch, tone, and patterns in music. They can write and record their own music and experiment with different types of notation and visualization. This exciting blend of technology with music provides the chance to explore sound in unique ways.

    My Little Pony
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    “My little pony, my little pony, I used to wonder what friendship could be until you all shared its magic with me…” Get ready for a fun filled week of exploring the magical world of My Little Pony. Bring all your ponies for us to play with and learn about all the different friends, old and new. There will be games, crafts and end the week with watching the My Little Pony movie. It will be a week filled with friendship, magic and play.

    Nature & Namaste
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $160
    Coach: Kathy Hinrichsen, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher, and Nick Hinrichsen, CCES Middle School Director
    Spend five days enjoying a blend of yoga and hiking local trails. Two of the days, campers will stay at school and experience the benefits of yoga by gaining greater flexibility and strength, while having fun. They will also learn healthy and creative ways to make fruit bowls, smoothies, ice cream, and crafts for boys and girls. The other three days, campers will enjoy the best that nature can “serve up” when we travel by CCES mini-bus to take beautiful, short day-hikes. Various hiking locations will include Lake Conestee, Paris Mountain, and Cedar Falls Park. Campers need to bring a yoga mat, wear comfortable clothing and shoes for hiking, and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

    Paul T. Riddle’s Drums:
    Beginner only
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Middle & Upper School only
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.

    Paw Patrol
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $160
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    All paws on deck! Come join the crew and learn about safety and the roles that firefighters and police officers (among others) play in our community. A guest police officer will stop by for a visit, and firefighters will come with a fire truck to explore! There will be lots of fun games and Paw-Patrol-inspired crafts.

    Percussion
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Come use all the instruments you beg to play in music class! Drums, xylophones, tambourines, and wood blocks will all be explored this week! Participants will learn about special African drums along with classroom instruments and experience beat, rhythm, and musical patterns. Campers will create their own music and discover sounds that go with stories and songs. Campers will love the individual exploration and the group drumming.

    Ratatouille Little Chefs
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $160 Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Calling all future great cooks! Tie on your aprons and join us in the kitchen for real kid-safe cooking. If you love to help in the kitchen, you’ll enjoy learning to follow a recipe, measure, mix, and sample new ingredients. Warning: tasting and spoon licking is required!

    Rube Goldberg Engineering Experience
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Science Teacher
    Rube Goldberg is a famous inventor and cartoonist known for making simple tasks ridiculously complex. Each year teams from all over the world compete to create a Rube Goldberg Machine which “is an overly complex contraption, designed with humor and a narrative, to accomplish a simple task.”1 The machine typically involves a chain reaction of events to produce the final simple step. In his honor, campers will enjoy the challenge to turn a simple task, like flipping a light switch on with the flick of a finger, into an incredible maze of steps of reactions to finally end with task completion, like the light switch being flipped on. Campers can choose from a variety of tasks such as flipping on a light, pulling a tissue out of a box, squirting a bit of hand sanitizer, popping open a bag, or creating their own simple end product. Assorted items from home may be needed depending on the crazy steps a student takes to the finish, but most materials can be found within Summer Encounters’ huge supply. Campers will not participate in the official contest held in California, but will enjoy the machine creation all the same.
    1 Visit www.rubegoldberg.com/ for more information and examples.

    Soccer Premier
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Corey Sinclair, CCES JV Girls Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for experienced field players. Players will strengthen ball-handling skills with a variety of drills to focus on touch. Campers will improve set play skills, along with shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement on the ball and a soccer mindset. Each day includes small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills.

    Super Challenge
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $145
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This week is all about obstacles and how you demolish them! Campers will design and create unique athletic obstacle challenges and courses and then compete for supremacy! Athletes will work in groups and individually to develop problem-solving skills. There will also be challenges of the mind with interesting conundrum to solve. So grab your best bud and see if you two are up for the SUPER CHALLENGE!

    Surviving Without Mom:
    Cooking for Teens
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $175
    Instructor: Stacie Baulo, Professional Chef and Director of Flik Food Services at CCES
    This unique camp is designed to teach teenagers basic skills for survival— cooking and budgeting skills. Participants learn many cooking techniques and terminology, along with how to read a recipe. They also practice preparing simple, filling, nutritious meals that they taste and tweak to their liking. Learning how to create a grocery list on a budget is very important for college students and young adults. Campers practice this by going on a field trip to BiLo with a $50 budget and plan for how to buy the week’s groceries. They will have planned how to use food items for multiple meals, and how to shop the sales to ensure they have enough for the week. This important camp helps teenagers prepare for college and life beyond by giving them a cooking foundation and grocery budgeting practice.

    Thrill Seekers
    June 26 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $250*
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is for middle schoolers only! Campers will go off campus each day for incredible field‑trip fun. This week, campers will visit the White Water Training Center in Charlotte, go out to lunch, and volunteer at a local charity. They will also visit other places, such as Frankie’s Fun Park, an ice-skating rink, a cupcake‑decorating shop, Gravitopia, Discovery Island Waterpark, or the movies. Final schedules will be posted in March. All fees associated with the field trips are included in the camp fee, but campers can bring small amounts of cash for various, optional, concessions. Don’t miss this awesome week of visiting cool places with your buddies!
    *Please note: Camp meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.

    Tie Dye Creations
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This classic summer project allows participants to have fun while safely experimenting with dye on different materials. Campers create something new each day using different tie dye techniques. They finish the week with wearable items and unique creations and even a couple of edible surprises!

    Ultimate Sleepover
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Teacher
    What’s better than a sleepover? NOTHING! Wear your pajamas EVERYDAY, bring your sleeping bag and pillow to use for the week, and join us for a one-of-a-kind camp that you won’t forget! Through crafts, like making pillowcases and friendship bracelets, activities like doing make-up and painting nails, and silliness like singing karaoke and dancing the morning away, this camp is one you won’t want to miss! Girls only.

    Up, Up & Away: Exploring Flight
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Coach: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Want to fly a drone? Well you’ll get to as you encounter the world of things that fly. From seeing how design affects paper airplane flight, to launching model rockets, to flying kites, if it flies, we’ll be taking a look at it. Other items we’ll be using include frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets and learning how to play with a Fox Tail. Don’t miss out on this hands-on, interactive camp where the sky is the limit!

    Wrestling
    June 25 – 29 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    June 25 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $145
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!
  • July 2nd-6th

    CCES will not have camps on Wednesday, July 4th.

    Biking
    July 2 – 6 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 9 • $145
    Coach: Sally Pielou, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    Come join this fabulous biking adventure! On Monday, camp will stay on campus and learn safety, proper gear shifting, and general bike care. Each day for the rest of the week, campers will ride a different section of the Swamp Rabbit Trail to include sections at Furman, Travelers Rest, Greenville, and Lake Conestee. Participants should bring their own bikes and helmets.

    Summer Fun Sampler
    July 2 – 6 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $185 (no Wednesday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!
  • July 9th-13th

    Art Magic
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer.

    Basketball Elite Skills
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $145
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Boys Varsity Basketball Coach
    For serious players looking for the competitive edge, this camp helps players take their play to the next level. Using drills, speed work, agility workouts, along with lots of game play, camp will focus on speed of play, transitions between offense and defense, set plays, along with general skill sharpening in dribbling, passing, zone and man-to-man defense structures, and shooting. Each camper will receive an in-depth critique on shooting form and ample practice to make adjustments throughout camp.

    Basketball Mini-Cavs
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Participants will play games that teach basic basketball skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, and positions. Players will work on fundamentals while improving skills they already possess. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary.

    Beach Dance Party
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    A week long session of dancing to your favorite beach music. This camp is perfect for those that just need to move! Moana, The Little Mermaid, and Teen Beach Movie will all make their way into our week. Each day will be accompanied by a craft to use in the dances. An informal showcase is held at the end of the week for all parents to view what the campers learned.

    Cake Pops & Popsicles
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    It’s the summer of Pop! In the mood for something cute and sweet? Then join us to make fun summer treats that help beat the heat! Campers create and enjoy several different types of refreshing popsicles as well as bake and decorate lots of adorable cake pops. Throughout the week chefs learn how to mix, measure, chop, melt, decorate, and much more. Roll up your sleeves and come pop ‘til you drop!

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $145
    Coaches: Nichole Daniels, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach, and Laura Harling, CCES Assistant Varsity
    Cheerleading Coach
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!

    Circuit Inventions
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $200
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Join us to create simple circuits and experiment with electricity! This camp focuses on exploration, creativity, problem solving, and hands-on learning. Learn about electricity through the use of LEDs, copper tape, copper wire, and batteries to create fully functional circuits. Campers will build fun experiments, like a light powered by lemons, a circuit bug, and will even be able to build a circuit to light up their own creative design. Campers will also get to use Snap Circuits boards to learn more about creating various types of circuits. Come join us for an electrifying experience!

    Construction Kids
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Building abounds in this engineering week! Campers will love to create structures with blocks, Legos, boxes, and PE equipment. They will have competitions and challenges to build the biggest structure, the strongest, the tallest, etc. So, grab your hard-hat and creative ideas for the building bonanza!

    Film Appreciation
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $145
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    This camp will look at scenes from various films from the beginning of Cinema to modern-day works, focusing on understanding the visual language of film. Rather than being a movie-making camp, Film Appreciation will focus on looking at film from a critical/audience perspective. We will learn how to view composition and narrative styles throughout Film history. Below is a list of films from which we will watch selections and behind-the-scenes features to generate discussion. No films are viewed in their entirety.
    Selections from the Silent Films of Buster Keaton and George Melies; The Wizard of Oz - Victor Fleming; Ben Hur - William Wyler; Strangers on a Train & North by Northwest- Alfred Hitchcock; Singin’ in the Rain - Stanley Donen; Raiders of the Lost Ark - Steven Spielberg; The Lion King - Roger Allers; The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson; Wallace and Gromit - Nick Park; Avatar - James Cameron

    Garden Art
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $175
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Display your art outside! Participants will create lots of amazing work the whole family can enjoy, including a mosaic stepping stone and planter, wind chime, fairy garden sculpture, bird feeder, and more! Don’t miss the fun of creating beautiful art for your garden!

    Green Thumb Gardening
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you have a green thumb or simply enjoy going outdoors and gardening? Then this is a week for you! We will plant several different flowers to beautify our CCES garden, make stepping stones, create a variety of household items that can be made from plants and so much more. Come join a fun-filled week developing your Green Thumb.

    Guitar
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $210
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up the guitar and let the good times roll. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a guitar or use the guitars provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from a variety of their favorite bands, such as The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas, Imagine Dragons, and more. With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read guitar music, and play together as an ensemble. Just remember: “Add six strings to the summer sun, and you will have twice the fun!”

    Harry Potter
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make their own wands, study weird plants in herbology, make edible potions and spells, play Quidditch, make parchment and quills, and compete for their house. There is also endless trivia and study of magical creatures! Those who love Harry Potter don’t want to miss this week of Hogwarts fun. We will be waiting at platform 93/4.

    Imagine It! Halloween
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This amazing camp is all about Halloween costumes, props, and haunted houses! Mrs. Burger has extensive costume making experience and shares her expertise on materials/techniques to build realistic, unique costumes using durable materials. In addition, campers will learn how to create the best haunted house on the block filled with the coolest Halloween props. Don’t miss this spooktacular camp!

    Lacrosse Coed
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $145
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $145
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $145
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.

    Marian Pouch Painting
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Marian Pouch, Local Artist
    Marian Pouch is a local artist who uses bold colors and mixed media to create fun florals, animal paintings, and landscapes. She will teach campers her style of painting, and participants will have beautiful pieces to take home! Campers will even create their own paper this year to incorporate in their original artworks! To see Marian Pouch’s art, visit www.marianpouchart.com.

    Media Makers
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $175
    Instructor: Jamie Bryant, CCES Director of Marketing & Public Relations
    In this dynamic course, students will learn how to connect with the media. They can practice writing a short piece for a radio recording​​ ​or ​preparing for a television appearance. We will visit multiple, local media outlets where participants can see the behind-the scenes action in studios and meet local media experts. Throughout the week, students will report on local activities via our Summer Encounters online news station (which will be a Podcast or a YouTube channel). Students will learn how to collaborate with others to create and safely share a variety of content.

    Minecraft P.E.
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Come join the Minecraft adventure! This interactive camp allows campers to build their own world, visit others’ worlds, and battle other campers on iPads in Minecraft Pocket Edition. Beyond building on the iPad, campers will create cool 3-D crafts and weaponry in the Minecraft style. iPads with Minecraft Pocket Edition will be provided; campers may bring their own iPads with the Minecraft Pocket Edition app already installed.

    My First Tutu
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $160
    Coaches: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    Calling all aspiring and budding ballerinas! Throughout the week, campers will learn the basics of ballet, dance their way through some story time ballets, and make their own tutus. On ​​Friday,​ ​parents are invited to an informal performance that highlights skills learned this week. Participants need ballet slippers and should wear comfortable clothes that move easily. Leotards may be worn but are not required.

    Open Hearts: Service Learning
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $130
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for one of our summer favorites as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers come back year after year to learn about different service opportunities in Greenville. Participants will discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will be serving. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.

    Physics Phun
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Coach: Vaughn Vick, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Take a crash course in physics fun! Learn about physics and engineering design principles by building your own rollercoaster, catapults, paper airplanes and more. Each day will consist of a brief explanation of the principle of the day followed by construction time. Compete to see who’s design is the best while learning why your creations actually work.

    Pokémon Go
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    “Gotta catch’em all”. Do you love catching Pokémon and battling? Then join this camp! Campers will travel to different spots around Greenville to different Pokémon stops, collect Pokémon and, of course, visit the different Pokémon gyms to battle. We will travel by CCES mini-bus and the places we will visit are: Main Street in Greenville, Cleveland Park, Heritage Park, downtown Simpsonville and the Swamp Rabbit trail.

    Raceway
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Ashley Waters, CCES Lower School Assitant Teacher
    Rev your engines as this camp brings all the fun of racing cars! Avid toy car drivers will speed, slide, and spin through race tracks and obstacles. Campers will design garages to refuel and have friendly competitions. It can be a messy job and cars will enjoy some car washing and detailing, too. Let’s put the fun in overdrive!

    Roller Time Skating
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.

    Roller Time Skating Advanced
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Calling all skaters! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches advanced techniques and is only for those with skating experience. Skaters will learn how to do a spiral, shoot the duck backwards, complete multiple jumps using only one foot to land, execute various spins, and learn several footwork combination moves. On Friday, parents may attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.

    Star Wars
    July 9 – 13 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $145
    Instructor: Kristi Byers, CCES Middle School Drama Teacher
    The Force is alive in this amazing week full of galactic adventures! Explore the characters, aliens, weapons, and spacecrafts of all the Star Wars films. Aspiring Jedi will make crafts, have lightsaber battles, and compete in Star Wars trivia.

    Wet & Wild
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $200
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher, and Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you love water parks? Then come join us for a week of exploring great water parks in Greenville! We will visit a different water park each day, Monday through Thursday, and spend Friday with a water day at CCES. We will enjoy a relaxing day in the water at the Kroc Center, boogie board at Discovery Island, try the 32ft tower drop at Otter Creek, get dizzy in the funnel slide at 7th Inning, and enjoy inflatable water slides on campus.
  • July 16th-20th

    Acting 101
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $145
    Instructor: Anne Tromsness, Warehouse Theatre Director of Education
    This exciting camp explores everything acting! Through silly games and pretending, campers learn to express themselves. Campers learn how to speak clearly with a stage voice and how to show emotions through expressions and body language. They even explore some behind-the-scenes aspects of acting, such as how stage makeup works, how the lighting works on stage, and how to perform on stage. Don’t miss this incredible week of acting activities!

    Advanced Coding
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $145
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This camp is for those with some coding experience. Computer programmers will build on their knowledge to create more complex projects. Tynker and Scratch will be used along with other products, so that campers can build games they can play with outside of camp. Cool challenges and designs will be completed, along with learning techniques that can be used with school work in the future. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will have access to their online coding account from home after our week ends.

    Art Graffiti
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Learn how to draw graffiti-style letters, shapes, and figures! Participants will create word art, a chalk painting, a life-size self-portrait, and leave their marks around campus too while having lots of fun!

    Bee-Bots I
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Bee-Bots are robots that can be programmed with 40 commands for directional movement. These little guys are great fun to play with and teach many concepts along with basic programming. Campers will learn how to program the Bee-Bots, then they will complete challenges with them and let their Bee-Bots compete! Math computation practice is hidden in programming, so learning is fun!

    Boot Camp Fun
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, CCES Middle School Christian Education Teacher
    Join the excitement of being a soldier! This week campers move through the ranks as they engage in fun boot‑camp‑style activities! Learn how to march, stand at attention, and dress like a solider. Campers will compete in games and exercises to build teamwork and solve physical challenges. Mini-soldiers enjoy learning how to camouflage with face paint and use Nerf guns to battle.

    Cake Decorating Advanced
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $170 Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This camp is for those chefs who have completed Cake Decorating Beginner or for chefs with some baking/decorating experience. The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them using more advanced piping techniques. Campers learn how to create lovely icing shapes and figures to decorate cakes. They also learn how to display their creations on a beautiful tablescape. Each day, sweets are sampled in camp and taken home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.

    Dance Fusion
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    Come dance to fun pop music in a dance sampler course. Campers will develop skills in 3 styles of dance: Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz. Dancers will learn a dance in each style and create their own routines, while building confidence and passion for dance. On Friday there will be an informal showcase for parents to see the campers’ talents!

    Dodgeball
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball‑style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.

    Fencing Intermediate
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $200
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress to electronic scoring bouts throughout the week. An advanced sword, an electric foil, is used to improve techniques, tactics, postures, and proper thrusts. We will use the techniques covered in beginner and intermediate fencing together to fence Olympic style matches.

    FUNdamentals of Art
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Techniques will be a focus of this camp, so come enjoy getting back to basics.

    Guitar
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $210
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up the guitar and let the good times roll. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a guitar or use the guitars provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from a variety of their favorite bands, such as The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas, Imagine Dragons, and more. With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read guitar music, and play together as an ensemble. Just remember: “Add six strings to the summer sun, and you will have twice the fun!”

    How to Cook a Good Book
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Watch out for milkshakes and corn muffins! Fun will definitely be in the air as campers read a variety of children’s literature, such as The Cajun Cornbread Boy and Rodeo Ron and His Milkshake Cows. They then make the delectable treats right from the pages of each book. Campers become active chefs as they measure, chop, bake, and stir their creations. With a small class size and lots of hands-on fun, this cooking class is a yummy treat for all!

    LEGO Robotics
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    This camp is designed as a fun introduction to robotics and programming. Students will use LEGO Mindstorm NXT robots to complete interesting challenges. Every student will have his/her own robot to use. Activities will involve building a robot and then programming it to complete various challenges. The week ends with a robotic sumo wrestling match where campers design a robot that can push other robots off a playing field. Will your robot be the victor? Students will not take robots home, but family is invited to watch the showdown. This camp is a great combination of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and FUN!

    Magic Tree House
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $145
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Jack and Annie love to explore and go on adventures. Come join them as we travel to a different place each day. We will travel to Australia to learn how life is there and have a chance to see a real boomerang and a didgeridoo. While in Hawaii, we will have a Luau party. Then, it’s off to China to learn about Pandas and celebrate a Chinese New Year. The Rainforest is full of animals to learn about while visiting the Amazon. The week will end as we become Pirates searching for a treasure.

    Make‑a‑bot: Design & Program Robots
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    Participants will custom design and build robots from craft materials, such as card stock, foam sheets, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, etc., and then program them to move. The possibilities are endless for robot shape (dog, roller coaster, cheerleader) and for how it can move (wag tail, spin around, throw up arms, or whatever you can imagine). Sound effects will be added to make it even more realistic. Various sensors, such as distance, sound, or light levels, can be used to start movements. Visit tinyurl.com/lpzg7bo to view examples. Camp will use Hummingbird Robotics kits and Scratch programming language. Students may work individually or in pairs. Robots will not go home, but parents are invited to see the completed product. Programming the robots requires logical thinking, similar to math classes, so students (especially younger ones) need to feel comfortable with mathematical concepts to enjoy this camp to the fullest.

    Paint Your Pet
    July 16– 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Marian Pouch, Local Artist
    Create a priceless portrait of your pet! Before camp begins, parents should email the instructor an image of their pet, and students should also bring a printed out image of their pet. Throughout the week campers will learn how to draw and paint animal features. First will be a gray scale study, along with an investigation of how illustrators paint animals in different styles. Then, each camper will create a canvas pet portrait. Very good quality pictures of the face of pet are best for this camp.

    Pokémon Fun
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $160
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join Pikachu and his friends in a week of fun! Learn the basics of battling with the trading cards and compete throughout the week to earn some free packs of your own. Campers will also spend the week designing their own cards to use in battle, writing their own Pokémon adventure, and other Pokémon-related activities and games. Participants should bring their trading cards from home each day (some will be provided).

    Pokémon Strategies
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Pikachu calls you to come battle with him! Participants will learn and share advanced strategy for playing the game with trading cards and the new 3DS games. Campers will build their own gym and include it in a new region: what new Pokémon will the region contain? What new adventures await? After the week of competitive trading card game play, we will end with a tournament with prizes for the top performers. Campers should bring their cards from home each day (some will be provided).

    SAT Preparation Course
    July 16 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Rising 10 – 12 • $350/2 weeks
    Instructors: Barbara Carter, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Sally Henley, Former CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    This course not only prepares students for the NEW SAT but will also strengthen their overall academic performance. The study skills and analytic approaches covered can be employed daily in all academic disciplines. Attendance at each session and a good work ethic are requirements for success. During this course, students will engage in practice exercises and review to improve their SAT performance. These sessions are equally divided between reviewing verbal and math skills. Instruction will also emphasize strengthening skills already taught in the classroom environment. The verbal sessions will concentrate on skills relating to grammar and structure and reading comprehension, which are the sections on which the NEW SAT is based. We will also look at how the writing portion has changed, even though it is now optional. The math sessions will review topics in algebra and geometry covered on the SAT. There will be extensive practice with the format of the test. Practice is also given in gridding and in free response answers in math, and emphasis is placed on calculator usage.

    Soccer Intermediate
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Brent Roberts, CCES JV Boys Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for beginner and experienced field players. The focus is on strengthening ball-handling skills, passing, set plays, and shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement on the ball and a soccer mindset. Each day includes small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills.

    Softball
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Join this great camp to improve your game or just have fun! Through games, drills, and technique sessions, participants will improve their hitting skills, catching skills, and strategy skills. Players will also learn the basic rules of softball, along with positions and position specific skills. Participants should bring a glove, but other equipment is provided.

    Spa Science
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!

    Sports Around the World
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Coach: Ashley Runge, CCES Lower School Primer Assistant Teacher
    Join this sports and crafts exploration camp! Each day will bring discovery of a different sport played around the world. In addition to learning about the sport, campers will practice skills and have a match. Then, they will create fun crafts to celebrate the sport. So, come learn about soccer and create a colorful pinata! Learn about volleyball and create a Brazilian carnival mask! Learn about basketball, field hockey and more, mixed in with lots of great crafts!

    Star Wars
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Explore Star Wars characters, aliens, weapons, and spacecrafts with active play and crafts. Learn lightsaber choreography from the movies and battle friends. Then, use the green-screen to act out Star Wars scenes dressed-up as your favorite character.

    T-shirt Quilt
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $200
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers create a one-of-a-kind T-shirt quilt. Please bring in 20 of your favorite, old shirts, each able to yield a
    12 x 12, cut square. And bring a twin flat sheet for the back of the quilt. Campers then learn how to make squares and sew all together. By the end of the week you’ll have a keepsake quilt! Beginner sewers are welcome. All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machines, if they prefer.

    Tumbling
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $160
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    Learn the basics and foundation of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers.

    Under the Sea
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Jennifer Eley, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Join us as we set sail for a magical week of adventure under the sea. Campers will have oceans of fun through crafts, a special movie, games, breaking a piñata, and more. Little explorers will make their own ocean in a bottle, play with bubbles, make sea creatures, and learn about ocean animals!

    Volleyball
    July 16 – 20 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Katie Harrell, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week. To add to the fun, participants will form “teams” at the beginning of the week and earn points for their team based on effort and skill. Teams can dress alike and will compete for points throughout the week.

    Yoga
    July 16 – 20 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $145
    Coach: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
  • July 23rd-27th

    A Canvas a Day
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Join this lighthearted class where artists get to paint a masterpiece daily! Exploring a different theme each day allows participants to learn about multiple artists and analyze their painting styles. Every day a new canvas will be painted. The sizes will be 8x10s, 11x14s, and even a 16x20! Campers will be guided step-by-step through the process of creating their replica paintings and will take their canvases home at the end of the week. This year there are all new paintings, so please join us even if you attended before!

    App Design
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    Want to learn to program an app for your cell phone or tablet? App Inventor is an application from MIT designed to teach students how to create simple apps that can be downloaded to Android devices. (Apple version coming soon!) Camp provides cell phones, so bringing your own is optional. After learning the basics of App Inventor, students will work individually or in pairs to develop their own apps. App Inventor is free, so students can continue improving their apps and creating others on their own computers after camp is over. This camp is a great introduction to programming concepts and a stepping stone toward application design for all devices. Check out appinventor.mit.edu for more information. This requires logical thinking, similar to math classes, so students (especially younger ones) need to feel comfortable with mathematical concepts to enjoy this camp to the fullest.

    Archery
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.

    Beach Art
    July 23– 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle and bowl, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!

    Biblical Studies for credit
    July 23 – August 3
    12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Rising 9 – 10 • $750
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    John Mark Elliott, Upper School Religion & Ethics Teacher
    This one-semester required study of the Old & New Testaments focuses on the historical context and theological themes of the Bible. This establishes a connection between the Hebrew people and the Christian Church, thereby creating an archetypal synthesis that ultimately points to the message of the Gospels: Jesus’ birth, baptism, ministry of teaching and healing, death, and resurrection. The connection also establishes a contemporary and eternal relevance to life in the world today. At the end of class, students will complete an approved independent study project. They will choose a time to present it to Mr. Elliott at the start of the school year. Students who plan to fill their school‑year schedules with other electives are permitted to take this course.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit.

    Breakfast for Dinner!
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Everyone loves breakfast for dinner! Come learn these simple, hearty meals that bring warmth to any table. Campers learn how to make omelets, pancakes, muffins, biscuits, scrambled eggs, toast, and even homemade butter! This fun week focuses on safety in the kitchen as participants do use the stove and oven. Plus, they learn basic kitchen techniques like measuring, mixing, and timing in food prep.

    Career Crazy
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $145
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Everyone loves to dress-up and pretend! In this imaginative week, campers will dress up each day and explore what it’s like to be a grown-up! Campers will spend a day on each career where they dress like that profession, learn about that profession, and play at that profession. Careers that keep people safe— like a firefighter or police person, careers that keep people healthy— like a doctor or dentist, careers that nurture— like a teacher, or mommy, or daddy, careers that have action— like a race car driver or athlete, and careers that are just for fun— like a princess or super hero, will all be explored!

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $145
    Coaches: Nichole Daniels, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach, and Laura Harling, CCES Assistant Varsity Cheerleading Coach
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!

    Christmas in July
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then join us! Spend the week making different Christmas crafts, from gingerbread houses to ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be traditional crafts mixed in with silly fun like Christmas themed Minute to Win it games and, of course, hot chocolate! The week ends with a Christmas PJ party and some caroling. Campers should bring a sweater to decorate. All other supplies are provided.

    Competitive Play Pokémon
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $175
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This week is all about the battles! Participants with Pokémon experience should join and will use their gym to spend the week battling other campers. If they don’t have a gym, one will be created the first day. It is tournaments all week long! Campers should bring their own cards, and some new ones will be provided.

    Encaustic Art
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $210
    Instructor: Carey Hudson, Local Artist
    Learn the ancient art of painting with melted pigmented wax (encaustic painting). Painting with colored wax on a board offers many opportunities for creativity including embedding treasures, such as game or concert tickets, music scores, drawings, pictures, etc., into the layers of wax. Artists will learn color theory and composition, as well as the technique of painting in encaustic. A fun, tactile experience!

    Field Hockey
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $145
    Coach: Sara Hellman, CCES Varsity Field Hockey Coach
    Want to play a sport that is a combination of soccer and lacrosse? This sport is played with a stick and ball like lacrosse and with positioning similar to soccer. This camp is designed for beginners and teaches basic skills like passing, receiving, shooting, defending, and positioning. Games are played in a fun atmosphere. Sticks and balls are provided. Shin guards are recommended. Come learn and love this Northern sport that is gaining popularity in the South!

    Girly Book Club
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $145
    Instructor: Paige Armstrong, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Don’t miss this week’s adventures through popular girl book series! Join Pinkalicious, Fancy Nancy, Olivia the Pig, Amelia Bedelia, and Eloise in exciting activities inspired by their stories. Each day will explore a different character with themed crafts, action, and, of course, read-alouds of their books!

    Hollywood
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Colleen Cassidy, CCES Lower School Late Stay Instructor
    Come walk the red carpet in this fun filled week! Campers will love exploring the lure of Hollywood with activities, games, and crafts glamour style! Future stars will dress up as movie stars, and walk to the Oscars as paparazzi abound (and they will take turns being the star and the photographer!). They will make their own star to take home, have fun writing and auditioning for commercials, and love baking Hollywood inspired treats. The week will round out with movie trivia and more fun glitzy crafts!

    Intro to Electronics Through Arduino
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $250
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    How are electronic gadgets so smart? In this camp we will learn the basics of electrical circuits that use sensors, lights, and motors. Participants will learn how to program sensors to allow them to sense motion, light up, and move! Arduino is an electronics platform that is easy to use and program. Each student will receive an Arduino Starter Kit that he or she can keep after the camp. Using the kits, we will complete simple projects. Campers will also experiment with electricity and learn how to solder electrical components using a real soldering iron.

    Keyboarding
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $175
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $175
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher‑ and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.

    LEGO Wedo Robotics 2.0
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers and uses different kits from the other Lego Wedo Robotics camp earlier in the summer. Using the Wedo systems, campers will build a machine, then program the machine to move using coding techniques. Needed iPads are provided. Campers will love the building and programming challenges each day and can even invent their own designs.

    Martial Arts
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $145
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.

    Minecraft Builders PC Edition
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This advanced Minecraft camp will use the PC Edition to share worlds and build interactive landscapes. Daily creative challenges will guide campers through historical, architectural, and fantasy landscapes. We will explore competitive environments in various survival challenges, as well as go over the best tips and strategies to stay competitive. In order to attend, campers must already have a Minecraft PC Edition registered account and bring their username and password to the camp each day.

    Nerf Battles
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $145
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.

    Ninja Turtles
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Coach: Tippi Saddler, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Calling all heroes in a half shell! Join this exciting week of Ninja Turtle games and crafts. Complete the ninja training course, make nunchakus, and hone your pizza-throwing skills. It wouldn’t be complete without a mask and Ninja Turtle name and power for each camper.

    Paul T. Riddle’s Drums
    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.

    Playwright: Page to Stage
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $145
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    This camp is for those who want to write plays and stories. Learn how to develop the parts of a play: the plot, the dialogue, the exposition, the conflict, the complications, and the climax. Campers are welcome to bring a piece of work to tweak or create a new concept this week. The overall goal of this camp is the creative process of developing a play and going from a thought in your head to words on the page.

    Props Fabrication
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $160
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Creativity abounds as we learn about what happens behind the scenes in theatre. Participants will study the play, Charlotte’s Web, to learn how to create costumes, props, and set pieces for this classic story. Everyone will design and work together to find inventive ways to craft and build with provided materials for the selected scenes. All the skills learned can also easily be used on projects outside dramatic endeavors. This is the perfect blend of creativity and craftsmanship for anyone willing to use their imagination and get their hands a little dirty.

    Sew for Your Pet
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $200
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you love animals and know how to sew? Then join us to create special items for your pets! Learn how to make a pet bed and a special food placemat. Entertain and accessorize your furry friends with sewn stuffed toys and scarves! Prior sewing experience is needed for success with the items being sewn. Please bring one yard of fleece for the pet bed. All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machines from home, if they prefer.

    Spy Kids
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Create a fake ID and join us on a week of sleuthing. We will be learning detective skills as we make an undercover book to hide our secrets, dust for fingerprints, navigate through an obstacle course, send messages in invisible ink, and much more. If you like gathering clues and solving mysteries, this is the camp for you!

    Super Heroes
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a week of super‑hero fun! This camp gets off the ground as campers create their own super-hero character with super powers and a cool super costume! Campers will discuss fictional super heroes, discover why they love them, and then become super heroes to our community. Through writing get-well notes to children in the hospital, making special treats for our friends in a nursing home, designing cards for troops overseas, and much more, campers will learn how they can be true super heroes to those around them. Campers will also deliver Meals on Wheels one morning and get to share a special prayer with those clients they visit. In addition, local super heroes (such as a police officer) will come visit camp during the week. Don’t miss this week of heartfelt activities your child will never forget!

    Tinkering
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $160
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Taking machines apart and discovering how they work is exciting investigation! This week focuses on taking apart old appliances and machines such as VCRs, toasters, radios, etc., and seeing how the parts interconnect to make a working machine. Time will also be spent on tinkering or design challenges that allow campers to create something new with found parts! Campers are encouraged to bring in some old devices themselves, so a list of approved items will be sent home a few weeks before camp.
  • July 30th-August 3

    Bee-Bots II
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Bee-Bots are robots that can be programmed with 40 commands for directional movement. These little guys are great fun to play with! This camp is for those who completed Bee-Bots I or have experience programming the robots. In this course advanced challenges will be completed. Critical thinking skills development and computation practice are hidden in these challenges.

    Clay Sculptures
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Katie Jones, Elementary School Art Teacher
    It’s moldable, mashable, clay pet week! Campers spend the week creating pets of all sorts out of clay. Hand-building techniques like pinch pot, slab, and coil creation are explored, and participants use these skills to create creatures. Artists may paint their treasures, if they choose, and then take them home at the end of the week.

    Etiquette Basics
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Good manners matter because manners show you care. This camp teaches how to have proper table manners, how to set a nice tablescape, and how to organize a party. Campers will also learn how to respond to invitations, generate their own invitations, and write thank-you notes. They will learn how to greet adults, greet their peers, and how to give a proper handshake. The last day will end with a mock dinner party, in conjunction with the Fresh Express cooking camp, so campers can practice what they learned.

    Fresh Express
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Angie Wilson, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Styled after companies that deliver fresh ingredients to your home, pre-measured for you to cook, this camp strives to make meal time easier using fresh ingredients. Campers learn about cooking and create the parts of a meal. Many items come home to share with families. Cooks develop skills like chopping, measuring, and learn tricks for success (what really is the best way to chop an onion?) all while having fun! On Friday, Fresh Express camp teams up with Etiquette Basics camp to host a dinner party amongst the two groups.

    Jump Start 1st Grade
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 • $165
    Instructor: Paige Armstrong, CCES First Grade Teacher
    Make a smooth transition into first grade with a week of fun activities designed to get the brain moving again. A review of phonetic skills, reading strategies, and writing techniques will be coupled with math concepts and games. Campers will gain confidence and maturity while having fun with academic games, individual work, and group work. Campers will fly into first grade with a positive attitude after this exciting summer review!

    Jump Start 2nd Grade
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 • $165
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Get a head start on the school year with activities guaranteed to give your child the skills needed to jump into second grade with confidence! Math games that build number sense and knowledge of math facts will turn kids on to math and have them begging to play some more! Phonetic understanding will be enhanced with word games, while a love of reading will be nurtured through read-aloud books and shared reading. Get your child off to the right start and have him or her excited to jump back into the school year!

    Jump Start 3rd Grade English
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 • $165
    Instructor: Ashleigh Hambright, CCES Third Grade Teacher
    Give your child the opportunity to strengthen reading and writing skills before third grade begins! Campers will review vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills while exploring the characterization and story elements of a short novel that they will get to keep at the end of the week. Word games, reader’s theater, and technology-based projects will be used during this week of learning and fun!

    Jump Start 4th Grade English
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 • $165
    Instructor: Scottie Waddell, CCES Fourth Grade Teacher
    Comprehension skills and writing skills are some of the most important tools your child needs for success in fourth grade and beyond. This camp will help campers develop those abilities and learn how fun reading and writing can be! Campers will explore context clues, prediction skills, dictionary proficiency, and writing skills using a variety of activities and games. The writing process will be employed along with exercises to strengthen vocabulary and a review of grammatical structure to help participants create their own expressive writings. These will be compiled into collections, shared with the class, then taken home for parents to enjoy!

    Jump Start 7th Grade
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 • $175
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    This program is an excellent opportunity to refresh math and English skills. The math review is a hands-on approach to review problem solving, decimals, fractions, percentages, basic calculator skills, and algebraic reasoning skills. Campers may work on summer math packets, if needed. The English review focuses on writing and reading comprehension. The writing portion will review parts of speech, mechanics, how to organize essays, and the writing process. The reading comprehension review helps students analyze their novels to find themes, main ideas, and literary concepts. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, students will refresh their language skills and confidence. Participants may address their required reading lists, where needed.

    Jump Start 8th Grade
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 8 • $175
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Get ready for eighth grade with a review of key math and English skills. The math portion is designed for students going into pre-algebra in the fall (not Algebra I) and covers problem solving, decimals, fractions, percentages, basic calculator skills, and algebraic reasoning skills. Campers may work on summer math packets if needed. English review focuses on writing and reading comprehension. The writing portion will review parts of speech, mechanics, how to organize essays, and the writing process. The reading comprehension review helps students analyze their novels to find themes, main ideas, and literary concepts. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, students will refresh their language skills and confidence. Emphasis is placed on independent reading to help participants find books they’ll enjoy and address their required reading lists, where needed.

    Jump Start Algebra II
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 11 • $185
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra II class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra II during the 2018-19 school year, students will review algebraic reasoning skills, writing equations, solving equations, graphing equations, exponents and monomials, systems of equations, inequalities, quadratic equations, functions, and polynomials. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.

    Jump Start Kindergarten
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $165
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Primer Teacher
    Campers will love exploring in this K5 readiness camp! Letters, shapes, numbers, counting, and phonics will surround campers as they delve into centers. In addition to traditional academic skills, campers will spark their curiosity with problem-solving centers using blocks, sorting elements, and light tables. There will also be practice with fine motor skills work, such as pencil holding, cutting, and tracing.

    Making Magic!
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Ladies and Gentlemen, join The Great Mrs. Burger in a week of magic adventures! Campers will learn numerous tricks to excite their audience and explore props to help the tricks work. They will also learn how to have pizzazz when completing a trick to make the showmanship more exciting. There will also be a guest magician and balloon twister extraordinaire joining the fun!

    Paul T. Riddle’s Drums:
    Beginner & Intermediate
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Middle & Upper School only
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.

    Primer Prep
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $165
    Instructor: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher
    This class is open only to CCES Primer Students/Applicants.
    Come experience a typical Primer day at CCES! Your child will enjoy exciting writing, math, reading, and morning meeting activities. Your Primer-to-be will also explore our campus and future classrooms to learn where important spots used throughout the school year are located, such as the lunchroom, library, art room, playground, and restrooms. Campers will start building friendships that will last a lifetime! Parents are invited to join their Primers on Friday, so they may introduce you to their new friends and show you all the exciting things they have been exploring. Ease the anxiety of the first day of school and car line by joining Primer Prep.

    Professor Crazy’s Weird Science & College of Immaturity
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Mark Levin, Retired CCES Science Teacher
    Professor Crazy has spent an entire year in his lab (okay, maybe it’s a barn) putting together a combination of activities surely to cause a little mischief. You can be sure you’ll never know what to expect when you step foot into Professor Crazy’s Laboratory of Weird Science. Kid scientists will spend the week experimenting, creating, and learning with some off-the-wall science activities and experiments. We’ll do some creepy things like making “Frankenstein’s hand” and “Ben Franklin’s lightning mouth.” We’ll build a sandwich bag bomb (don’t worry mom). We’ll explore Einstein’s magical atom with a nifty top-secret experiment that will leave you wondering how it works? We might build, test, and improve racing spools, fly paper helicopters, learn about gravity. Each day we’ll try two or three experiments and will explore the science behind the activities helping to demystify our findings. And, just when you think you can’t handle any more fun, the professor will reach into his bag of tricks and jokes and send you home with some gags to try out on your parents and siblings. You’ll be wondering how you ever got along without this stuff!

    Science Explorers
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join in the hands-on science fun! Campers interested in the sun, wind, electricity, insects, plants, or water should come and experiment as camp explores a smorgasbord of science fun. Every day will be filled with age-appropriate experiments and activities to create take-home items! Handouts for each science skill will be sent home daily for sharing with family and friends, and projects created will go home to be enjoyed by all.

    So Dramatic!
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $150
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This camp is an exciting introduction to acting. Campers will learn techniques needed to perform in a production, such as voice, projection, and stage presence. Actors will study costume design, stage make-up, and set creation. They will learn how to audition for parts, rehearse songs, practice lines and blocking, and how to get rid of the jitters! All are welcome, regardless of prior theater experience.

    STEAM Art
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Full STEAM Ahead— through activities like fantasy structures, art bot drawing machines, op art paintings, and a Fibonacci collage, campers will learn how art, science, engineering, math, and technology are intertwined! Come join us and discover the art connections!

    Study Skills
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $185
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, Upper School Teacher
    Great study habits and success skills are now essential for today’s students. The focus for this program is how to have a successful high school year with great study skills and a positive attitude while setting meaningful goals to maximize academic achievement. Particular attention is paid to essential study skills like taking notes (using the Cornell method), organization strategies and time management. In addition, this course will focus on fundamental skills high school students need like the writing process, active reading strategies (annotating texts), and reducing test anxiety.

    Study Smart Study Skills
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $175
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Designed specifically for 7th and 8th grade, this class concentrates on the skills necessary to be successful in school. The topics covered include active listening and classroom learning, organization, time management, active reading and note taking, test taking, and exam preparation. Students learn strategies to help them minimize classroom distractions, improve their listening skills, and study efficiently. In addition, they are shown how the iPad or other device can assist them with their studies and organization. Each day students will engage in fun and varied activities to help them practice and master a variety of study skills.

    The Great Playground Hunt
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $235
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!

    Writing Expressions
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on developing emerging writers in both creative and academic forms. Students will explore mentor texts from a variety of literary genres and be introduced to key elements that constitute strong writing, such as structure, logic, flow, style, and voice. They will create a developmental portfolio of multiple writing pieces, ranging from creative narratives to informative exposition. With a piece of their choosing, students will be guided through the writing process, and at the end of the week, they may share their work in a collaborative and encouraging setting. Writing mechanics and fundamentals at the middle‑school level will be reinforced to include sentence structure, paragraph design, essay organization, and appropriate punctuation and formatting. Students may bring their required summer writing assignments to practice and improve the writing skills introduced throughout the week.

    World Spirituality & Ethics for credit
    July 30 – August 10
    12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Rising 11 – 12 • $750
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Valerie Riddle, Lower School Chaplain
    What is the nature of religion, why has it been important to our world, and what is its impact on our lives today and across cultures? We will look at the conditions of what makes “religion,” the history and development of each of the major world’s religions, the common and unique elements of each faith tradition, and the influence of each on our wider society. The faith traditions we will explore will include, but are not limited to: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism, Confucianism, Primal localized religions, and Americanized faiths such as Mormonism, Native American and Hawaiian spiritualities, and Caribbean syncretized beliefs. This summer course explores different spiritual practices associated with religions. Each day presents situations and methods which require ethical decision-making skills.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit.

    Yoga
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $145
    Coach: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
  • August 6th-10th

    Candy Making
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service and Experiential Learning, and Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Come live out Willy Wonka candy-creating fantasies! Campers learn how to cook with sugar and create kid-friendly, mouth-watering candies each day. Participants make colorful hard candies, chocolate creations, snack bars and more. All chefs sample their creations in class and take some home to share in adorable containers they craft. A recipe book is created, so campers can recreate their confections again and again.

    Ceramics
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $160
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up at a later date after the final firing.

    Chinese Culture Arts
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $160
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come explore Chinese culture through art. Learn about traditions, ceremonies, simple terms, and create lovely pieces at the same time! Campers create cut works of art, such as lanterns and characters. They learn how to paint traditional calligraphy and animals. Artists also learn special folding techniques to make origami and kites. Participants even play traditional children’s games, such as Chinese chess, Chinese checkers, Feather Kick Shuttlecock, and more. Don’t miss this beautiful week of culture study!

    Digital Photography
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Delve into photography and its composition this week! Campers will use provided digital cameras to take photos. Some styles explored will be serious, such as stills, landscapes, and portraits. We will also explore capturing silly moments with photo booths and various photo props. Pictures are then edited using simple software and prints will be taken home. Campers will also create frames and embellishments for their photos. Tamra Turner from Photography by Tamra will visit our class to provide us with tips from a pro.

    Giant Games
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $160 Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Family game night will never be the same after this camp experience! This week campers will help create, then play with giant classic games. Games like Giant Jenga, extra large Yahtzee, and an enormous Ker-plunk, just to name a few. Bring a friend to join this crazy camp that will make you feel like you might be shrinking!

    Harry Potter
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $160
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make their own wands, study weird plants in herbology, make edible potions and spells, play Quidditch, make parchment and quills, and compete for their house. There is also endless trivia and study of magical creatures! Those who love Harry Potter don’t want to miss this week of Hogwarts fun. We will be waiting at platform 93/4.

    Jump Start 1st Grade
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 • $165
    Instructor: Paige Armstrong, CCES First Grade Teacher
    Make a smooth transition into first grade with a week of fun activities designed to get the brain moving again. A review of phonetic skills, reading strategies, and writing techniques will be coupled with math concepts and games. Campers will gain confidence and maturity while having fun with academic games, individual work, and group work. Campers will fly into first grade with a positive attitude after this exciting summer review!

    Jump Start 2nd Grade
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 • $165
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Get a head start on the school year with activities guaranteed to give your child the skills needed to jump into second grade with confidence! Math games that build number sense and knowledge of math facts will turn kids on to math and have them begging to play some more! Phonetic understanding will be enhanced with word games, while a love of reading will be nurtured through read-aloud books and shared reading. Get your child off to the right start and have him or her excited to jump back into the school year!

    Jump Start 3rd Grade Math
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 • $165
    Instructor: Ashleigh Hambright, CCES Third Grade Teacher
    Be a “Digit Detective!” Campers will investigate connections with numbers as they build mathematical self-confidence through games and activities. They will review the many basic skills needed for third grade as they use problem solving to connect mathematical ideas. Concepts reinforced will include: math facts mastery, number sense, place value to the thousands, multiplication, geometry, and fractions. CCES uses the Math in Focus curriculum, an American version of the renowned Singapore Math Program.

    Jump Start 4th Grade Math
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 • $165
    Instructor: Scottie Waddell, CCES Fourth Grade Teacher
    Campers will investigate connections with numbers as they build mathematical self-confidence through games and activities. They will review the many basic skills needed for fourth grade as they use problem solving to connect mathematical ideas. Concepts reinforced will include: multiplication and division facts mastery, number sense, place value, multiplication, geometry, fractions, and algebraic reasoning. CCES uses the Math in Focus curriculum, an American version of the renowned Singapore Math Program.

    Jump Start 5th Grade
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 • $175
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Join this excellent opportunity to brush up on math and English skills. Review key math skills needed for fifth grade: problem solving, algebraic reasoning, decimals, fractions, fast facts, and percentages. Campers may also work on summer math packets. The English portion of the program will review parts of speech, mechanics, reading comprehension, and decoding and encoding skills. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, campers will refresh their language skills and confidence. Campers will address their required reading lists, where needed.

    Jump Start 6th Grade
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 • $175
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Don’t miss the chance to brush up on math and English skills. Mr. Silleman uses a hands-on approach to review key math skills: problem solving, algebraic reasoning, decimals, fractions, simple geometry skills, and percentages. Campers may also work on summer math packets if needed. The English portion of the program will review parts of speech, writing mechanics, reading comprehension, and decoding and encoding skills. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, campers will refresh their language skills and confidence. Participants may address their required reading lists, where needed.

    Jump Start Algebra I
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 9 • $185
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra I class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra I during the 2017-18 school year, students will review algebra reasoning skills, integers, fractions, decimals, order of operations, basic graphing skills, and how to manipulate various parts of an equation. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.

    Jump Start Geometry
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10 • $185
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in a Geometry class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Geometry during the 2018-19 school year, students will review basic shapes, lines, angles, surface area, volume, and types of solids. Students will complete problem sets individually and in groups. There will be exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will also be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.

    Jump Start USA
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 9 • $185
    Instructor: Benjamin Francis, CCES ESOL Instructional Specialist
    Open to English Language Learners (ELL) throughout the Greenville community, Jump Start USA is designed as a fun-filled week that is an introduction to all things “American”. Taught by an experienced English Language instructor, campers will experience life as an American student, including foods, games, language practice, and local tradition. Returning students can brush up on their English skills for the new school year, and new students can jump start their understanding of English in a fun environment.

    Move, Play, Sing
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $145
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Movement and music go hand in hand. In this camp, participants will find the connections between music, movement, and play. Campers will sing songs, play games, learn rhymes, and play percussion instruments. Creative movement can be based on stories, sounds, poems, and musical inspiration. Campers will have time to explore and develop their own creativity, to work with others, and to share with the group!

    Paul T. Riddle’s Drums:
    Beginner & Intermediate
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Middle & Upper School only
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.

    Percussion
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $145
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Come use all the instruments you beg to play in music class! Drums, xylophones, tambourines, and wood blocks will all be explored this week! Participants will learn about special African drums along with classroom instruments and experience beat, rhythm, and musical patterns. Campers will create their own music and discover sounds that go with stories and songs. Campers will love the individual exploration and the group drumming.

    Pet Care
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.

    Physical Education I for credit
    All‑Summer Independent Study and In Class
    August 6 – 9 • 9 a.m – 12 p.m. (Mon – Thurs)
    August 6 – 9 • 1 p.m – 4 p.m. (Mon – Thurs)
    Rising 9 – 11 • $470
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Sally Pielou, Middle School PE Teacher
    This physical education course is an all‑summer, independent‑study class, with a mandatory in-person health component on August 6–9. Beginning June 4, students are required to keep a weekly activity journal, set a physical fitness/health goal, and report on one fitness/health/nutrition current event per week. The course includes worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All materials are posted, submitted, and graded through Schoology each week. During the August 6-9 health portion, students are required to choose a morning or afternoon session. The health class includes guest speakers, certification in Adult CPR, and a final exam. Two informational meetings will be scheduled in May 2018, prior to the start of the class, where participant expectations are laid out. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory. No class meetings during the August week may be missed in order to receive credit.

    Primer Prep
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $165
    Instructor: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher
    This class is open only to CCES Primer Students/Applicants.
    Come experience a typical Primer day at CCES! Your child will enjoy exciting writing, math, reading, and morning meeting activities. Your Primer-to-be will also explore our campus and future classrooms to learn where important spots used throughout the school year are located, such as the lunchroom, library, art room, playground, and restrooms. Campers will start building friendships that will last a lifetime! Parents are invited to join their Primers on Friday, so they may introduce you to their new friends and show you all the exciting things they have been exploring. Ease the anxiety of the first day of school and car line by joining Primer Prep.

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Advanced
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Sewers with some experience, through a past class or personal instruction, will love learning more advanced techniques. Campers learn how to read a pattern, how to add a zipper, and how to use a variety of stitches on the machine. Participants make a skirt with a waistband and zipper, along with a surprise to go with the skirt. Past participants may complete a different pattern/project. Please bring 2 yards of woven fabric (not stretch knit) and a matching 7-inch zipper. Bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper, and needles, so you are familiar with all your tools. All other supplies are provided. Sewing machines are provided, or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!

    Stop Motion Animation
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $160
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants create stop-motion videos individually and in group projects. All equipment is provided, such as iPads and laptops.

    The Best of Summer
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $235
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Summer is almost over, but it won’t feel like it this week! The entire week will be spent doing the things campers love best about summer — such as water games, outdoor fun, and crafts. There will be some summer cooking as campers make ice cream and have a traditional cookout. Campers can suggest and vote on activities to fill out the week and truly spend time doing their favorite summer activities (capture the flag anyone?). Campers will also venture off campus to bowl, to decorate cupcakes, and to jump at Pump It Up.

    Tents, Teepees, & Other Indoor Hideouts
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $160 Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    A secret hideout, a special hidey-hole, a private place for a sleepover, or a comfy reading nook is what campers will learn to create this week. Using simple materials and “tricks of the trade,” kids will have fun imagining their own get-away spot to create in their home without taking up an entire room. Bring a flashlight if you can, and adults are not allowed in this camp!

    Tumbling
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $160
    Coach: Carolina Dance Collaborative Professional Dancer
    Learn the basics and foundation of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers.

    Upper School Writing
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $185
    Instructor: Matt Jacobssen, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course focuses on reinforcing academic writing fundamentals at the high school level, including writing a coherent thesis statement, organizing a five‑paragraph essay, effective transitions, and creative word choice. This course will also teach self-editing strategies. Emphasis will be placed on writing annotations, annotated bibliographies and using MLA citations and format correctly to best prepare for the academic writing needed for high school and college. Students are welcome to bring any summer work writing assignment to class and edit their work throughout the week.

    Writer’s Workshop
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $175
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on reinforcing writing fundamentals at an advanced middle‑school level. In a productive and encouraging environment, students will explore and practice key elements of academic writing, such as crafting a thesis statement, organizing an essay, structuring sentences and paragraphs, punctuating appropriately, employing the writing process, and formatting. Students are encouraged to bring their required summer writing assignments as a starting point for practicing and applying the techniques introduced in this course.
  • August 13th-17th

    Day Trippers II
    August 13 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $275
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting
    week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzlin’ summer fun!

Offerings by Encounter Type

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  • Academic Camps

    Jump Start 1st Grade
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 • $165
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 • $165
    Instructor: Paige Armstrong, CCES First Grade Teacher
    Make a smooth transition into first grade with a week of fun activities designed to get the brain moving again. A review of phonetic skills, reading strategies, and writing techniques will be coupled with math concepts and games. Campers will gain confidence and maturity while having fun with academic games, individual work, and group work. Campers will fly into first grade with a positive attitude after this exciting summer review!

    Jump Start 2nd Grade
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 • $165
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 • $165
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Get a head start on the school year with activities guaranteed to give your child the skills needed to jump into second grade with confidence! Math games that build number sense and knowledge of math facts will turn kids on to math and have them begging to play some more! Phonetic understanding will be enhanced with word games, while a love of reading will be nurtured through read-aloud books and shared reading. Get your child off to the right start and have him or her excited to jump back into the school year!

    Jump Start 3rd Grade English
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 • $165
    Instructor: Ashleigh Hambright, CCES Third Grade Teacher
    Give your child the opportunity to strengthen reading and writing skills before third grade begins! Campers will review vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills while exploring the characterization and story elements of a short novel that they will get to keep at the end of the week. Word games, reader’s theater, and technology-based projects will be used during this week of learning and fun!

    Jump Start 3rd Grade Math
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 • $165
    Instructor: Ashleigh Hambright, CCES Third Grade Teacher
    Be a “Digit Detective!” Campers will investigate connections with numbers as they build mathematical self-confidence through games and activities. They will review the many basic skills needed for third grade as they use problem solving to connect mathematical ideas. Concepts reinforced will include: math facts mastery, number sense, place value to the thousands, multiplication, geometry, and fractions. CCES uses the Math in Focus curriculum, an American version of the renowned Singapore Math Program.

    Jump Start 4th Grade English
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 • $165
    Instructor: Scottie Waddell, CCES Fourth Grade Teacher
    Comprehension skills and writing skills are some of the most important tools your child needs for success in fourth grade and beyond. This camp will help campers develop those abilities and learn how fun reading and writing can be! Campers will explore context clues, prediction skills, dictionary proficiency, and writing skills using a variety of activities and games. The writing process will be employed along with exercises to strengthen vocabulary and a review of grammatical structure to help participants create their own expressive writings. These will be compiled into collections, shared with the class, then taken home for parents to enjoy!

    Jump Start 4th Grade Math
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 • $165
    Instructor: Scottie Waddell, CCES Fourth Grade Teacher
    Campers will investigate connections with numbers as they build mathematical self-confidence through games and activities. They will review the many basic skills needed for fourth grade as they use problem solving to connect mathematical ideas. Concepts reinforced will include: multiplication and division facts mastery, number sense, place value, multiplication, geometry, fractions, and algebraic reasoning. CCES uses the Math in Focus curriculum, an American version of the renowned Singapore Math Program.

    Jump Start Kindergarten
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $165
    Instructor: Elizabeth Williams, CCES Primer Teacher
    Campers will love exploring in this K5 readiness camp! Letters, shapes, numbers, counting, and phonics will surround campers as they delve into centers. In addition to traditional academic skills, campers will spark their curiosity with problem-solving centers using blocks, sorting elements, and light tables. There will also be practice with fine motor skills work, such as pencil holding, cutting, and tracing.

    Primer Prep
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $165
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $165
    Instructor: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher
    This class is open only to CCES Primer Students/Applicants.
    Come experience a typical Primer day at CCES! Your child will enjoy exciting writing, math, reading, and morning meeting activities. Your Primer-to-be will also explore our campus and future classrooms to learn where important spots used throughout the school year are located, such as the lunchroom, library, art room, playground, and restrooms. Campers will start building friendships that will last a lifetime! Parents are invited to join their Primers on Friday, so they may introduce you to their new friends and show you all the exciting things they have been exploring. Ease the anxiety of the first day of school and car line by joining Primer Prep.

    Jump Start 5th Grade
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 • $175
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Join this excellent opportunity to brush up on math and English skills. Review key math skills needed for fifth grade: problem solving, algebraic reasoning, decimals, fractions, fast facts, and percentages. Campers may also work on summer math packets. The English portion of the program will review parts of speech, mechanics, reading comprehension, and decoding and encoding skills. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, campers will refresh their language skills and confidence. Campers will address their required reading lists, where needed.

    Jump Start 6th Grade
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 • $175
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Don’t miss the chance to brush up on math and English skills. Mr. Silleman uses a hands-on approach to review key math skills: problem solving, algebraic reasoning, decimals, fractions, simple geometry skills, and percentages. Campers may also work on summer math packets if needed. The English portion of the program will review parts of speech, writing mechanics, reading comprehension, and decoding and encoding skills. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, campers will refresh their language skills and confidence. Participants may address their required reading lists, where needed.

    Jump Start 7th Grade
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 • $175
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    This program is an excellent opportunity to refresh math and English skills. The math review is a hands-on approach to review problem solving, decimals, fractions, percentages, basic calculator skills, and algebraic reasoning skills. Campers may work on summer math packets, if needed. The English review focuses on writing and reading comprehension. The writing portion will review parts of speech, mechanics, how to organize essays, and the writing process. The reading comprehension review helps students analyze their novels to find themes, main ideas, and literary concepts. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, students will refresh their language skills and confidence. Participants may address their required reading lists, where needed.

    Jump Start 8th Grade
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 8 • $175
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Get ready for eighth grade with a review of key math and English skills. The math portion is designed for students going into pre-algebra in the fall (not Algebra I) and covers problem solving, decimals, fractions, percentages, basic calculator skills, and algebraic reasoning skills. Campers may work on summer math packets if needed. English review focuses on writing and reading comprehension. The writing portion will review parts of speech, mechanics, how to organize essays, and the writing process. The reading comprehension review helps students analyze their novels to find themes, main ideas, and literary concepts. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, students will refresh their language skills and confidence. Emphasis is placed on independent reading to help participants find books they’ll enjoy and address their required reading lists, where needed.

    Jump Start Algebra I
    August 6 – 10 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 9 • $185
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra I class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra I during the 2017-18 school year, students will review algebra reasoning skills, integers, fractions, decimals, order of operations, basic graphing skills, and how to manipulate various parts of an equation. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.

    Jump Start USA
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 9 • $185
    Instructor: Benjamin Francis, CCES ESOL Instructional Specialist
    Open to English Language Learners (ELL) throughout the Greenville community, Jump Start USA is designed as a fun-filled week that is an introduction to all things “American”. Taught by an experienced English Language instructor, campers will experience life as an American student, including foods, games, language practice, and local tradition. Returning students can brush up on their English skills for the new school year, and new students can jump start their understanding of English in a fun environment.

    Keyboarding
    July 23 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $175
    July 23 – 27 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $175
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher‑ and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.

    Media Makers
    July 9 – 13 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $175
    Instructor: Jamie Bryant, CCES Director of Marketing & Public Relations
    In this dynamic course, students will learn how to connect with the media. They can practice writing a short piece for a radio recording​​ ​or ​preparing for a television appearance. We will visit multiple, local media outlets where participants can see the behind-the scenes action in studios and meet local media experts. Throughout the week, students will report on local activities via our Summer Encounters online news station (which will be a Podcast or a YouTube channel). Students will learn how to collaborate with others to create and safely share a variety of content.

    Study Smart Study Skills
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $175
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Designed specifically for 7th and 8th grade, this class concentrates on the skills necessary to be successful in school. The topics covered include active listening and classroom learning, organization, time management, active reading and note taking, test taking, and exam preparation. Students learn strategies to help them minimize classroom distractions, improve their listening skills, and study efficiently. In addition, they are shown how the iPad or other device can assist them with their studies and organization. Each day students will engage in fun and varied activities to help them practice and master a variety of study skills.

    Writing Expressions
    July 30 – August 3 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 6 • $175
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on developing emerging writers in both creative and academic forms. Students will explore mentor texts from a variety of literary genres and be introduced to key elements that constitute strong writing, such as structure, logic, flow, style, and voice. They will create a developmental portfolio of multiple writing pieces, ranging from creative narratives to informative exposition. With a piece of their choosing, students will be guided through the writing process, and at the end of the week, they may share their work in a collaborative and encouraging setting. Writing mechanics and fundamentals at the middle‑school level will be reinforced to include sentence structure, paragraph design, essay organization, and appropriate punctuation and formatting. Students may bring their required summer writing assignments to practice and improve the writing skills introduced throughout the week.

    Writer’s Workshop
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $175
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on reinforcing writing fundamentals at an advanced middle‑school level. In a productive and encouraging environment, students will explore and practice key elements of academic writing, such as crafting a thesis statement, organizing an essay, structuring sentences and paragraphs, punctuating appropriately, employing the writing process, and formatting. Students are encouraged to bring their required summer writing assignments as a starting point for practicing and applying the techniques introduced in this course.

    Algebra Review
    Online all summer with optional weekly meetings
    Rising 9 – 12 • $300
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must have already taken Algebra I; must also be enrolled in Algebra II, Algebra II Advanced, Algebra II Honors, or Geometry in the fall.
    This course offers a comprehensive review of algebra concepts to prepare students for either Geometry or Algebra II during the 2018-19 school year. Topics will include solving linear equations, graphing in the coordinate plane, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and equations, inequalities, irrational numbers and quadratic equations. A strong emphasis is placed on problem solving and topics covered in the second semester of Algebra I. Open to students from all schools; may be required for CCES students who need extra preparation for Algebra II. Course is completely online through Schoology and Mrs. Kilian will be in her office once per week for a few hours to assist students in person with dates TBD once summer begins.

    Jump Start Algebra II
    July 30 – August 3 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 11 • $185
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra II class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra II during the 2018-19 school year, students will review algebraic reasoning skills, writing equations, solving equations, graphing equations, exponents and monomials, systems of equations, inequalities, quadratic equations, functions, and polynomials. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.

    Jump Start Geometry
    August 6 – 10 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10 • $185
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in a Geometry class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Geometry during the 2018-19 school year, students will review basic shapes, lines, angles, surface area, volume, and types of solids. Students will complete problem sets individually and in groups. There will be exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will also be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     
    SAT Preparation Course
    July 16 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Rising 10 – 12 • $350/2 weeks
    Instructors: Barbara Carter, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Sally Henley, Former CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    This course not only prepares students for the NEW SAT but will also strengthen their overall academic performance. The study skills and analytic approaches covered can be employed daily in all academic disciplines. Attendance at each session and a good work ethic are requirements for success. During this course, students will engage in practice exercises and review to improve their SAT performance. These sessions are equally divided betw