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New SAS Summer Programs, Registration Open

Registration is open for SAS Summer 2020, including two new overnight camps, on the St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School campus. Each summer the school welcomes close to 200 children and adults to campus for a variety of programs.

In addition to several sports, arts, and outdoors day camps, this year, SAS is offering Youth Folk Camp from July 6-11. Students in grades 6-12 will spend a week on the SAS campus exploring folk music, art, farming, and more. Master classes for banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, painting, and farming are offered along with numerous related activities such as concocting salves, lotions, and balms, square/contra dancing, cast iron cooking, jam sessions, hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing, tennis, fishing, and bonfires.  Instructors include Ben Ayers, guitar; Bailey Hill, mandolin; Charlie Hunter-Cook, fiddle; Elizabeth Koella, farming; Joyce Morgan, painting; and Evan Kinney, banjo. Camp tuition of $600 includes expert instruction, a five-night dorm stay, all meals, and activities.

A second overnight camp, Intermediate Rock Climbing Camp, will be held June 1-5. Children ages 12 - 16 who are belay-certified will hone their skills and experience a week of the climbing lifestyle. The group will camp each night, cook their own meals, meet other climbers, and enjoy evening campfires. The destinations are two of the most well-known climbing areas in the southeast: the Obed in Tennessee and the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. The focus for the week will be on top-rope and lead climbing. The camp is directed by Michael Short, SAS Outdoor Education Coordinator, 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. The program, which costs $500, including gear rental, is limited to 8 participants and is already close to full.

Athletics day camps this year include Basketball, Soccer, and All-Sports Camps. Camp SAS returns with three sessions of traditional summer day camp offerings such as crafts and games. Sign-up early to secure a spot.

Basketball Camp May 26-29, 9 a.m.-Noon, Grades 1-8, $100
Intermediate Rock Climbing Camp, June 1-5, Ages 12-16, $500
Soccer Camp June 8-12, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Grades 3-8, $200
Waterfalls and Swimming Holes June 15-19 FULL
Camp SAS I June 15-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Grades 3-6, $225
Camp SAS II June 22-26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Grades 3-6, $225
All-Sports Camp June 29-July 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Grades 1-6, $200
SAS Youth Folk Camp July 6-11, $600, Grades 6-12, $600
Camp SAS III July 13-17 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Grades 1-6, $225

SAS Summer isn’t just for children. Adults enjoy Shakerag Workshops, three residential programs held in June that welcome instructors and participants from across the country and around the world.