SAS Summer 2017
Make new friends, learn new skills, and discover new interests at SAS Summer.
Summer is a great time to enjoy all that SAS has to offer. All camps are run by St. Andrew's-Sewanee faculty members.
The coaches and assistants were SUPER warm and welcoming. My son loved the engaging teen helpers and kind spirited coaches. ~ Julie Jones
In addition to the programs listed here, SAS will offer an English Language Summer Immersion (ELSI) program, August 4-18, 2017. This program is primarily intended for new and returning SAS students. For more information contact ELL Instructor Heather Cooper.
May 30–June 2, 2017
T-F 9 a.m.–Noon
Gain a solid foundation of the fundamentals of basketball while learning to be a team player. Players work on fundamentals, participate in dribbling and shooting contests, and play full court games. The camp is directed by SAS Athletic Director and Varsity Coach Rob Zeitler and is assisted by Head Girls' Varsity Basketball Coach Osei Hill.
June 5–9, 2017
M-F 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Peewee (rising 3rd graders), Junior (rising 4th-5th graders) and Youth (rising 6th-8th graders) Soccer Camps offer players instruction and drills to promote better ball handling skills and game strategy. Soccer camp meets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include opportunities to swim at the DuBose Conference Center pool in the afternoons. The camp fee is $200 and includes a camp T-shirt. Campers are expected to bring their own ball.
Coach Burns reserves the right to place children in camp divisions by skill level rather than strictly by grade level.
Campers should bring an extra pair of socks, gym shoes and cleats, lunch, shin pads, soccer ball, sunscreen, a water bottle, a swim suit, and a towel. All campers should be dropped off and picked up at the SAS gymnasium.
The camp is directed by SAS Middle School Soccer Coach Margot Burns with assistance from Varsity Soccer Coach Harrison Camp. Both coaches formerly coached for The University of the South.
Camp Daily Schedule
|9:15-1015||Foot skill / Technical training|
|10:30-11:45||Games / Training session that develop skills and tactical understanding|
|12:30-2:15||Swimming / Outdoor activity|
|2:15-3||Short sided games|
June 19-23, 2017
M-F 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Choir camp under the direction of SAS music teacher Katherine Anderson is for children in grades 1-7.
The best vocal experience for young children is singing in ensemble! We will learn a variety of songs which will be performed for family and friends the final afternoon of camp at 3:30 PM. The children will meet each morning at the SAS music room. The performance will take place in our lovely McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts.
As well as singing, singing, and singing a bit more, we will play musical games and swim daily at the Fowler Center. Life guards will be on duty and each child will be given a swim test to show his or her proficiency in the water. Two snacks are provided daily. Campers should bring the following: swim suit, towel, water bottle, sun screen, and a sack lunch.
High Adventure Camp
June 26-30, 2017
M 9 a.m. - F 3 p.m. (overnight)
This is an overnight camp for teens who have some basic outdoor experience and would like to learn more technical skills such as rock climbing, bouldering, and rappelling. Nights will be spent at base camp on SAS's 550-acre campus. Students will help cook meals, build fires, and clean up each night.
The camp is directed by Michael Short, director of the SAS afternoon adventure program, coach of the school's climbing team, and middle school teacher. Michael is a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and a lifeguard. He is an Eagle Scout and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker.
NOTE: This program is limited to 12 participants. Register early to secure your space.
July 3 and July 5-7, 2017
M-F 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
All-Sports Camp is a general sports and activity camp. Campers will enjoy a variety of sports including soccer, kickball, dodge ball, basketball, tee ball, and swimming. This camp is a great way for kids to make new friends in Sewanee and enjoy active days outdoors.
Camp Director Harrison Camp is SAS varsity girls' and boys' soccer coach and strength and conditioning coordinator. He is former assistant coach of the University of the South women's soccer and track and field teams. Coach Camp holds a B.S. in Education and Sports Studies from the University of Georgia.
Creative Writing Camp
July 10-14, 2017
M-F 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Open to aspiring writers entering grades 4 to 9, this camp offers creative writing activities. Campers will create, collaborate, and publish their works and will learn to address audience, voice, setting, word choice, characterization, and point-of-view. Projects will include journaling, blogging, performing, and publishing in the genres of short story, creative non-fiction, drama, and poetry. Most importantly, this camp is designed to be fun, engaging, motivating, and inspiring.
Students will be grouped by grades (4-6) and (7-9).
Special features of the camp include Skype interviews with children’s authors, daily sessions when students are encouraged to share their work, and daily Blog publishing (using kid-safe and friendly technology).
Additionally, the SAS campus offers abundant opportunity for the exploration of writing from environment, and the camp will take advantage of this idyllic setting to draw inspiration, including daily hikes and journal writing.
Camp directors are SAS English faculty members and practiced creative writers Natasha Brunton (B.A. English, M.Ed. Secondary Education) and Malia Carlos (B.A. English, M.Ed. English Education, M.F.A. Poetry, training with Amherst Writers and Artists). With over 30 years of combined teaching experience and a multitude of extracurricular and camp counseling experiences, Natasha and Malia are excited by the opportunity to foster a young writing community on the SAS campus.