Summer Academy

About Summer Academy

Kent Place Summer Camp offers exciting summer “academies” which provide children the opportunity to focus on a specialized area of interest through dynamic week-long programs. These programs are overseen by outstanding Kent Place faculty and staffed by outside professionals as needed to best suit our campers. Campers will spend each week engaged in high-level instruction in their interest area. Summer Academy features unique programs in: Sports, Dramatic & Creative Arts and STEM!

Summer Academy full day sessions include a daily snack, a full lunch and a camp t-shirt. Session dates, hours and tuition are located in each program description.

2019 Summer Academy Session Offerings

List of 12 items.

  • NEW! Art in Nature

    Offered to students entering Grades K - 1
    July 8 - 12, 2019
    Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $385 per week
    Students will use the natural world to create beautiful artwork. Projects include painting, collages, watercolor, and sculpture. Activities include making natural paintbrushes, shell ornaments, rock creatures, beach collages and much more!
  • NEW! Beads, Gems, and Jewelry

    Offered to students entering Grades 1 -3
    July 1 - 3, 2019 (3 day week) ($240)
    Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    July 22 - 26, 2019
    Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $385 per week
    In this class, students will design and create unique jewelry pieces. A variety of materials will be used including beads, shells, string, ribbons and resin. Other activities include making ribbon hair bows, decorative bags and much more!
  • NEW! Engineering and Design

    Offered to students entering Grades 2 - 4
    July 15 - 19, 2019
    Offered to students entering Grades 5 - 6
    July 22 - Aug 26, 2019
    Hours: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $385 per week

    Children will sharpen up their engineering skills while they create many of the following in this one week Summer Academy Class: An army man parachute, catapults, projectile basketball shooters, marshmallow shooters, balloon cars, crash test dummy cars, roller coasters…just to name a few.
  • NEW! GUTs

    Offered to students entering Grades 3 - 6
    July 15 - 19, 2019
    Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $385 per week
    Children will spend their afternoons looking inside of anything and everything. They will see what is inside of an owl pellet, a baseball, and numerous types of fruit. They will dissect a cow's heart and a flower. They will take apart some electronics to see the inner workings, and even create their own pinata to then break apart.
  • NEW! I Challenge You!

    Offered to students entering Grades 1 -3
    July 22 - 26, 2019
    Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $385 per week
    In this class, students will learn about the design engineering process. They will implement this process by participating in exciting challenges. Some activities include balloon powered race cars, parachute challenge, marshmallow shooters, save the snowman and much more!!!
  • NEW! KP Design Workshop

    Offered to students entering Grades 2 - 4
    July 1- 3, 2019
    Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $240 per week (3 days)

    Offered to students entering Grades 5 - 6
    July 29 - Aug 2, 2019
    Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $350 per week

    Spend the afternoon creating in our own KP Design Workshop. Children will work with wood, vinyl, paint, plastic, and fabric. Campers will work from the beginning steps of making a wood sign to their final masterpiece. They will create vinyl decals and produce their own t-shirts and water bottles. They can even make personalized buckets and signs for their bedroom.

  • Chess Camp by Diplomat Chess

    Offered to students entering Grades 2-6
    June 24 - 28
    July 8 - 12
    July 22 - 26
    August 5 - 9
    Tuition: $715 (Full Day) or $385 (Half Day) per week

    Come to learn and play the game of kings with Diplomat Chess! We have helped develop state and national champions, but the majority of our students are beginners looking to learn and have fun.

    Activities and lessons will include learning the rules, endgames, tactics, openings, analysis of famous master games, and plenty of opportunities to challenge fellow students.

    All participants will receive a free "Gold" Account to ChessKid.com.

    All Full Day Campers will receive a free Diplomat Chess Set.
  • Broadway Bootcamp

    Offered to Students Ages 11 - 18
    Dates: June 10 - 21, 2019
    Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $1500

    Join us while we create a fully staged production (TBD) in this two week intensive camp for budding Broadway stars! Students will have the opportunity to work with professional musicians, acting coaches and choreographers as they learn about all aspects of creating a Broadway show. Expect to become experts in singing, dancing, acting, set design, costuming, lighting, prop building and more!

    We will showcase our hard work with a final performance on Friday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. Camp will be held Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. from June 10 - 21.

    This is an audition-based camp. All registrants will have a part in the show, but auditions will determine role placement. Audition date is Friday, May 17, 2019 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Audition materials and time slots will be determined after registration. All students should be prepared to sing, dance and act at their audition.
  • Fashion & Machine Sewing by The Handwork Studio

    Offered to students entering Grades 5 - 8
    July 8 - 12, 2019
    July 15 - 19, 2019
    Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $715 per week

    Whether you are an aspiring fashion designer or a creative camper looking for new skills, immerse yourself in the wonderful world of machine sewing! This program is all about choice and creative expression. Campers will be taught how to read and use a wide variety of patterns, to make their very own clothes, stuffies, bags, and much more! In addition to a catalog of over 20 patterns, campers get to choose from dozens and dozens of bolts of tempting fabrics to bring individual style and flair to every creation. There are more than enough options to keep you coming back week after week and year after year! All skill levels are welcome and all supplies and equipment are provided.
  • Fiber Arts Camp (Formerly Handwork Day Camp by The Handwork Studio)

    Offered to students entering Grades K-6
    July 8 - 12, 2019
    July 15 - 19, 2019
    Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $715 per week

    Picture your child in the care of energetic and imaginative counselors exploring the world of fiber arts. At Fiber Arts Camp, you’ll find campers sharing stories and laughs while working on a wide array of unique fiber arts-based projects. Our goal is to teach useful skills such as hand-sewing, embroidery, knitting, weaving, needle-felting and much more! Campers are always free to express themselves and are enveloped in creativity and fun. Whether refining skills or learning brand new ones, our camp is sure to delight. Join the fun with Summer 2019's brand new curriculum with a different set of projects every week!
  • Musical Theater

    Offered to students entering Grades 3 - 7
    June 24 - July 3, 2019
    Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Tuition: $1,350 per two-week (no camp Thursday or Friday)

    Campers will put on a complete musical. They will take part in acting, singing, dancing, set design, prop construction, lighting design and costume design. Parents will be invited to see the final production on the last day of camp.
  • TGA Golf Camp

    Offered to students entering Grades 2 - 6
    July 22 - July 26, 2019
    July 29 - August 2, 2019
    August 5 - 9, 2019
    Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Tuition: $715

    TGA of Union is partnering to offer boys and girls ages 6 - 11 the most exciting golf camp. Kent Place Golf Camp is tailored for ALL SKILL LEVELS; from the never played before to the more experienced player looking to advance their game. The camp will be staffed by certified TGA instructors who focus on improving all aspects of each camper's golf game through specifically-designed lesson plans. Classes are limited to 20 students per week and the student to instructor ratio will be a max 6:1 and 4:1 during on-course play. This ensures that each camper gets the individual attention and time necessary to achieve their goals.

    Campers practice all aspects of the game: swing fundamentals, chipping, putting, driving, golf rules and etiquette, course management and decision making (e.g., driver vs. iron off the tee) and practice techniques. Students learn these skills by participating in stations as they rotate through each one to practice these skills and keep the day fun and engaging! We also incorporate simulated course play, golf games, and skills challenges each week.

    In addition, students will be going on two field trips:
    1. The Golf-Cave: Campers take advantage of state-of-the-art simulators designed to break down every detail of a player's swing, providing the most realistic golf experience possible.
    2. Ash Brook Golf Course: Campers will play a 9-hole, Par 27 Pitch & Putt course, where campers will get on-course experience while accompanied by our TGA certified golf instructors.
    Students always look forward to Golf Olympics each week! Golf Camp is all about providing a fun atmosphere for children of all ages and skill levels to play golf. Campers will build friendships, gain self-confidence and create lifelong memories. Every student will receive a TGA Golf goody bag including hats, hat clips, tees, golf balls and more.
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Kent Place Summer Camp is a coeducational, state-licensed, day camp program for boys and girls, ages 3 through 15 years old, providing fun, enrichment and opportunities for physical and social development in a safe, non-competitive atmosphere.

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