Summer

All Summer Online Enrichment
Is Now Closed
 

SAS is blessed with the most amazing teachers, and several of our faculty members have stepped in to offer fun and instructional academic enrichment sessions in lieu of our on campus in-person camps this year.  

When registering, please note that you will need to register each student separately.  The form does allow for duplicate registrations so your information will be saved.  Click Here To Register

Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions - click here!  We look forward to having your student join us for any of our virtual camps!

Virtual Enrichment Summer Sessions - All Are Now Closed

COLLEGE ADMISSION AND APPLICATION BOOT CAMP:   July 27 - 31
Every Day:  9:00 a.m. - Noon CST

Instructor:  Dan Monahan
Grades:  11 - 12
$225
Many students have already found their plans upended due to the dramatic shift in the college admission process this year.  This course will take you through the necessary steps to explore college options, discuss what is important in your college search, write an essay and complete a Common Application.  Led by SAS Director of College Counseling, Dan Monahan, special guest lecturers including several college admission officers from across the country will join the week.
*  Computer with internet and writing materials are needed.

CREATIVE WRITING: EXPLORING THE EDGES OF GENRE:   June 22 - 26
Every Day:   1:00 - 4:00 CST

Instructor:  Malia Carlos
Grades: 9 - 12

THE MAN, THE MYTHS,  AND THE MUSICAL (HAMILTON):   July 7 - 30
Tuesdays /Thursdays:  10:00 a.m. - Noon  CST

Instructor:  Christine Monahan
Grades: 8 - 12
$125
The musical is amazing, but just how accurate is it?  Should Alexander Hamilton be on the center stage?  We will read THE Hamilton biography by Ron Chernow, view the musical together and do some Hamilton research to see if the hype is justified.  The dream workshop for any Hamilton fan!

ELECTORAL POLITICS - Is Democracy Open to Everyone?:   July 8 - 29
Wednesday Evenings:  7:00 - 9:00 P.M.  CST

Instructor:  Christine Monahan
Grades: 8 - 12
$100
This class focuses on electoral politics from America's founding to today, exploring the questions:  Is everyone's voice heard? Who is silenced? Is the electoral college still necessary?

BUILD YOUR WRITING SUPER POWER:   July 13 - 17
Every Day:   10:00 a.m. - Noon  CST

Instructor:  Tracy Randolph
Grades:  5 - 8
$125
This workshop is designed to help you identify and strengthen writing skills, whether you need help with organization, sentence writing, or punctuation and grammar.  Each day offers the chance to write in a variety of ways with the group helping one another to hunt down mistakes to create expressive and powerful writing.  Writing is everyone's superpower!

THE GREATER GRAMMAR GROUP:   July 13 - 23  -- NEW ADDITION!!
Monday / Wednesday / Thursdays:   2:00 - 4:00 p.m.  CST

Instructor:  John Wheeler
Grades:  9 - 12
$125
What is the difference between an independent and dependent clause? When do you use coordinating conjunctions?  How do you avoid comma splices and what is a gerund?  This workshop focuses on the mechanics of the English language and how to increase your ability to write well.  During the six sessions, the group will learn the necessary skills to avoid the many and commonplace grammatical mistakes made while writing so the next paper you turn in will receive your highest marks!

SAS SUMMER BOOK CLUB:  July 14 - 31
Tuesdays / Fridays:  2:00 - 4:00 p.m. CST

Instructors:  Kira Tharp and John Wheeler
Ages:  15 - 18
$125
Have you ever read a book or short story that you really wanted to talk to a friend about? This course offers ways to share your thoughts, opinions, and feelings about a story in meaningful and constructive ways.  Participants will read one novel (The Hobbit) and a variety of short stories on their own and come together in each session to have relaxing conversations and lively debates - a perfect mixture of academic routine and leisurely reading.

GRAPH IT UP!:   July 27 - 31
Every Day:  3:00 - 5:00 p.m.  CST

Instructor:  Dr. Peggy Ankney
Grade: Rising 9th
$125
Designed to prepare rising 9th graders for their high school science classes.  Science is data-driven and it is important that students know how to read data represented visually.  Students will complete project-based activities during which they will collect data using items found around their house or online, using simple graphing software (free online) to present and analyze their data.

2020 SAS Day Camps - Currently Unavailable

Day Camp Registration

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The decision was made to postpone our day camps scheduled for May and June.  We continue to monitor and track COVID-19 in order to make a decision regarding adjusted on-campus camps to possibly be held in July.   We appreciate your patience as we navigate these challenging times.  - Lizzie Duncan, Director of Auxiliary Programs

On the SAS Campus

The following camps, which are not run by SAS but are held on the SAS campus, have both been canceled due to COVID-19. 

LITTLE BELLAS MOUNTAIN BIKING CAMP -  Canceled.

SAS for Adults

Nurture your creative side with SHAKERAG WORKSHOPS, an arts opportunities for adults. Canceled - registration is open for 2021.

Shakerag participant hanging up blue cloth