AC Summer Programs

Enjoy all that AC has to offer this summer with AC Day Camp on our 33-acre campus or mix-and-match Day Camp with special, weekly programs delivered by AC teachers! Open to the public and AC community members!

“I loved how organized everything seemed. My child came home excited, happy and tired, which I also loved.”

-Parent of a 2018 AC summer camper

 

Nursery & Pre-K Summer Program

Looking for our Nursery & Pre-K Summer Program? Register for the full-day or half-day program below.

 

AC Day Camp

AC Day Camp is our all-day, all-summer option for kids who want to have FUN! With weekly themes and field trips built right in, your child will get to check all the boxes on their summer list.

AC Day Camp provides access to:
  • Experienced Camp Directors
  • A full-team of AC Teachers and Camp Counselors
  • Sports Equipment and Art Supplies
  • Weekly Field Trips and Trip Transportation
  • 33-Acre Campus
  • Nature Trail
  • Soccer Fields and Tennis Courts
  • Two Playgrounds
  • Technology
  • On-site Nurse
  • Consistent Communications with Camp Directors
  • Bag Lunch (water, apple, chips/pretzels and choice of turkey sandwich, SunButter and jelly sandwich, or bagel with cream cheese. Cost $5 per day.)
AC Day Camp is flexible to meet your needs:
  • All-Summer Pass or Weekly Options from July 6th – August 14th
  • 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Camp with before and after care available (additional charge)

 

AC Weekly Programs

Want to mix and match your summer fun? Pick from our additional week-by-week summer programs all taught by AC teachers! Yes, you can combine weeks of AC Day Camp with the weekly programs below, too!

All About Nature Camp
June 15th – June 19th

This week-long camp is entirely focused on nature! Campers will spend half their day creating nature-inspired art and the other half of their day learning about nature and the animals that call the AC campus home. Campers should bring: a long pair of pants, tall socks, long-sleeve shirt, rain boots/closed toed water shoes, sunscreen, and a hat. If the weather is rainy, we still may go outside. Get ready to get dirty, muddy, and wet!

$350
Grades: K-5th (Fall 2020)
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Directors: Donna Chaback, Shari Ellmaker

 

Space Camp
June 22nd – June 26th

Campers will actively learn all about space in this week-long camp. Participants will build and program a LEGO EV3 robot to complete challenges on the Mission to Mars mat, learn about the solar system, do experiments, and show off their driving skills by flying a drone through various obstacle courses throughout the week!

$350
Grades: 3rd-6th (Fall 2020)
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Director: Donna Chaback

 

Ladybug Girl: Awesome Sight Words
June 22nd – June 26th

Campers will use strategies to read and learn sight words through games, manipulatives, books and technology.

$150
Ages: 4-7
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Director: Amy Mealey

 

Spy Academy 7.0
June 29th – July 2nd

Back by popular demand! During this highly interactive camp, participants will be assigned top-secret missions from Spy Headquarters,  and we will need to use our newly acquired spy skills like substance analysis, chromatography, and evidence investigation to crack the case! Our secret agents will do sneaky science experiments, intriguing history activities, create useful spy gadgets as well as many outdoor games and hikes.

$250
Grades: Pre-K-5th (Fall 2020)
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Director: Annie King

Go! Stop! (Motion) Animation
June 29th – July 2nd

In this full-day art program, campers will develop, build, and animate stop-motion movies. Participants will use materials like paper, legos, Polymer clay, along with drawing, painting and illustration to learn the fundamental techniques of stop-motion animation. Students will receive digital copies of their final projects to take home at the end of the week. All equipment and materials will be provided.

$285
Ages: 8-14
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Director: Lori Kimbrough Wun

 

Ukuleles, Records, and Voices Camp: Young Performers Edition
June 29th – July 2nd

Announcing a new version of the beloved “Ukuleles, Recorders, and Voices” camp- this time for young- er performers! This camp features the same fun, collaborative musical experiences as the original: singing, movement/dance, instrument skills, and group performance, but it is designed to be more appropriate for beginners.

$200
Grades: 1st – 4th (Fall 2020)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Director: Lynn Grossman

 

ADIOS Music Theatre: Willy Wonka Kids
July 6th – July 10th

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on
his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse, there are many roles available for both boys and girls. Campers will present a performance for parents at the end of the week.

$325
Ages: 5-15
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Directors: Lisa Barnes, Tammy Crowe

 

ADIOS Music Theatre: Frozen Kids
July 13th – July 17th

Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven, and all of your favorite characters as they embark on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery, camaraderie, and the real meaning of true love. Campers will present a performance for parents at the end of the week.

$325
Ages: 5-15
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Directors: Lisa Barnes, Tammy Crowe

 

Nancy Drew Mystery Book Club
July 13th – July 17th

Campers will read Nancy Drew’s Secret of the Old Cook and solve a mystery over the course of the week. Campers will need a copy of the Secret of the Old Cook and should bring a nut-free snack and water bottle each day.

$150
Ages: 7-10
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Directors: Amy Mealey

 

ADIOS Music Theatre: 101 Dalmatians Kids
July 20th – July 24th

Students will bring to life the classic story of the quiet life of Pongo and Perdita as they raise their Dalmatian puppies in a quiet London home– that is until the monstrous Cruella De Vil plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat and a daring rescue ensues! Campers will present a performance for parents at the end of the week.

$325
Ages: 5-15
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Directors: Lisa Barnes, Tammy Crowe

All Things Photography
July 20th – July 24th

Students will explore the art of photography using Nikon DSLR cameras, editing and scanning, Polaroid film, and alternative processes. Students will create individual projects in AC’s Digital Art Lab that utilizes Apple and Adobe technology and they will use our darkroom facility. Campers will take photography field trips to Lollypop Farm and Highland Park, and each participant will receive digital copies of their work, along with a printed portfolio at the end of the week.

$415 (field trip & material costs included)
Ages: 10-16
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Director: Lori Kimbrough Wun

 

Fairies and Pixie Dust
July 27th – July 31st

Come and explore the enchanting and magical land of fairies. This week will be filled with music, dance, art projects, dress-up and pixie dust. We will make our own fairy houses, fairy wands, and various other magical creations as we have fun trying to uncover the mystical world of fairies. Our final class will lead us to an exciting Fairy Scavenger Hunt Adventure! Fairy wings are welcome!

$155
Ages: 4-8
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Director: Tammy Crowe

 

Sherlock Holmes Mystery Book Club
July 27th – July 31st

Campers will read Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars #1: The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas and solve a mystery over the course of the week. Campers will need a copy of the Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars #1: The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas  and should bring a nut-free snack and water bottle each day.

$150
Ages: 7-10
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Director: Amy Mealey

 

Ukuleles, Recorders, and Voices
August 3rd – August 7th

In this camp campers will learn songs, dances, and musical games while building musicianship skills, like reading and creating music. This year’s program will explore music from around the world, and we will examine how to collaborate together to perform multi-part arrangements of our songs.

$250
Grades: 3rd-6th (Fall 2020)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Director: Lynn Grossman

Ladybug Girl: Awesome Sight Words
August 3rd – August 7th

Campers will use strategies to read and learn sight words through games, manipulatives, books and technology.

$150
Ages: 4-7
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Director: Amy Mealey

Harry Potter Camp
August 10th – August 14th

This camp is for all young witches and wizards who have enjoyed the Harry Potter series and want to experience it for themselves. Witches and wizards will spend the week in classes such as Charms, Transfiguration and Potions, and they will learn skills such as potion making, casting spells, and “dueling”. Witches and wizards will make their own wands, go on magical adventures, enjoy themed snacks from The Leaky Cauldron and learn to cast spells.

$300
Ages: 7-12
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Directors: Rachael Sanguinetti Hayes, Amanda Meldrum-Stevenson

 

Camp Cobblestone
August 17th – August 21st (Week I)
August 24th – August 28th (Week II)

Two weeks of fun-filled, kid-favorite themed days! Campers will become actors with music and movements, get scientific with STEM projects, get messy becoming artists, and get physical with wet and wild indoor and outdoor games. Sign up for one week or two- it’s up to you!

$325/week, $80/day, $45/half-day
Ages: 4-12
AM: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
PM: 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Full Day: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Director: Barbie King

 

Camp Cobblestone – Week II
August 24th – August 28th

Two weeks of fun-filled, kid-favorite themed days! Campers will become actors with music and movements, get scientific with STEM projects, get messy becoming artists, and get physical with wet and wild indoor and outdoor games. Sign up for one week or two- it’s up to you!

$325/week, $80/day, $45/half-day
Ages: 4-12
AM: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
PM: 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Full Day: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Director: Barbie King

 

Harry Potter Camp – Middle School
August 24th – August 28th

This camp is for all witches and wizards who have enjoyed the Harry Potter series and want to experi-ence it for themselves. We will play quidditch, visit the planetarium, meet some owls, analyze the books that started it all, and do team building activities centered around art and drama.

$350
Ages: 12 and up
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Directors: Rachael Sanguinetti Hayes, Amanda Meldrum-Stevenson