Camp Pride Program Descriptions

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Camp Pride Program Descriptions
Art Camp
Campers will use their knowledge of the elements of art and different artistic mediums to create artistic materpieces!  Campers will spend the week engaging in a variety of individual and collaborative art based activities, as well as larger projects.  Some of the activities and projects will include telephone pictionary, collages, melted crayon art, and tape art.  Campers will end there week not only with an increased knowledge of art and newfound skills, but also incredible pieces to display during our Camp Pride Showcase!                            cochran
Age: Rising 6th - 9th grade                                           
Instructor: Alyssa Cochran
Date offered: June 15 - June 19 & July 6 - 10
WRAPS (Writing, Reading and Public Speaking) Camp
Campers will increase their skills in reading, writing and public speaking through a variety of interactive and engaging activities.  Some activities will include creating blackout poetry, "round-robin" stories, and short skits.  By planning, writing, and sharing their own creative works, as well as by working collaboratively with peers, campers will become more confident in their own skills, as well as going into the upcoming school year more prepared!
Age: Rising 6th - 9th grade                                           
Instructor: Alyssa Cochran
Date offered: June 22 - June 26 
Digital Production/Camp Yearbook
Campers will use their knowledge of basic digital production/digital media skills in order to produce the Camp Yearbook.  Camper will participate in taking pictures of all the awesome activities done everyday at camp, photo editing, and creating the "yearbook' itself.  Not only will campers gain basic digital productions skills, but they will also play an important part in preserving the memories of all the campers at Camp Pride.
Age: Rising 6th - 9th grade                                        
Instructor: Alyssa Cochran
Date offered: July 13 - 17 & July 20 -24
SWA Onstage - Summer Theatre Camp
During this 5 day session, our campers will dive into the exciting world of Theatre through games and activities covering staging, technical theatre, acting, and improv.   Students will share a performance on the final day of the camp at to showcase their newfound confidence, dramatic skills, and teamwork.                                                                       ms kidd
Age: Rising 6th - 9th grade                                        
Instructor: Arlie Kidd
Date offered: July 13 - 17 
Campers will discover the exciting world of S.T.E.A.M in a fun and creative way.  The class will be filled with challenges and competitions and you may event get wet!  Bring your mind and get ready to grow in your knowledge of the world around you!                                      mr dayton
Age: Rising 6th - 9th grade                                        
Instructor: Shawn Dayton
Date offered: June 15 - 19, June 22 - 26 & July 6 - 10
This is a great chance for your aspiring photographer to gain some photographic knowledge and inspirational fuel, to wow their friends and their teachers with amazing photographs when school's back in.  Inside the classroom and out, the kids will learn how to operate their cameras, and how to use the camera to create the images they want.  The campers will also be introduced to aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and editing tools to enhance their photos.  Students will build a portfolio to display their photos over the course of camp to be showcased at our camp-wide celebration. 
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Age: Rising 6th - 9th grade                                        
Instructor: Taylor Sheppard
Date offered: July 20 - 24 
Soccer w/Coach Acosta
Come increase your speed, agility, and technical skills to become a better player.  We will improve your fitness and technical skills (ball control, passing, shooting) and play small sided and full field games.  Campers will be using the CEDA Academy fields in the morning and returning to campus for lunch and continuing their technical skills and fitness at Southern Wake Academy.  Camp will be led by Nick Acosta, current FVHS Women's Coach and NCFC youth coach.  Coach Acosta was a 3 time state champion at Swansboro High School as a player.  NCHSAA 2018 coach of the year while winning the 1st sate championship in school history for FVHS, CAA rookie of the year and Freshman All-American at UNCW.                                                      mr acosta
Age: Rising 5th - 10th grade  (co-ed, goalkeepers welcome)                               
Instructor: Nick Acosta
Date offered: July 6 -10
Game Fest
Game Fest will be about one thing... playing games!  There will be Dungeons and Dragons sessions (all levels welcome), board games, and card games.  There will be a game library to choose from or you can bring your own. 
Game library will include: King of Tokyo, The Resistance, Dragonwood, Fluxx, Ticket to Ride, Europe, Catan, Azul, Tsuro, Carcasone, Qwirkle, Splendor, Forbidden Island, Codenames, Blokus, Robo Rally, Yahtzee, Castle Panic, Phase 10, Roll for it, and more!  
Learn to play a new game, play your favorite game, socialize with friends, and make new friends.  
Age: Rising 6th - 9th grade                              
Instructor: Kevin Richmeier
Date offered: June 15 - 19
Camp Crafty
Crafting camp will highlight lost of fun and exciting crafts, while also learning about techniques for crafting.  You will leave camp with a pair of earrings, necklace, ring, wood sign, string art, and other fun crafts, all that YOU made!  We will also have lessons about hand lettering, simple jewelry repair, and painting and staining technique.                                  ms toms
Age: Rising 6th - 9th grade (co-ed)                            
Instructor: Laura Toms
Date offered: June 22 - 26
Technology Camp
Campers will be inspired inside and outside of our community to become future engineers and inventors!  You will be brought behind the scenes of Cyber Security, Web Design, Digital Arts, Computer Programming and more.  There will be daily guest speakers.  Lets explore the future and the endless possibilities you could have.                      ms sanders
Age: Rising 6th - 9th grade                            
Instructor: Janiece Sanders
Date offered: June 15 - 19
Cheer Camp
This camp focuses primarily on the fundamentals of Cheerleading: tumbling, stunting, cheers/chants, motions, dance, jumps, strength, and flexibility.  Athletes in this camp will learn a routine that will be performed on the last day of camp during our Basketball game for parents and spectators to showcase the skills the campers have learned throughout the week.  We have partnered with Rockstar Cheer in Holly Springs and will be holding the camp at their location to offer the best possible experience for our campers.  Drop off and pick up will take place at: 2161 E. Williams St. #115Coach Sheppard was a collegiate game day and competitive cheerleader for Limestone College (2014 - 2018), CCA Grand Champion, three time NCA Collegiate Camp Grand Champion and a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma National Student Athlete Honor Society.  
Age: Rising 3rd - 9th grade                            
Instructor: Taylor Sheppard & Laura Toms
Date offered: July 6 - 10 & July 13 - 17
Basketball Camp
Enhance your skill set with Crossover Training.  Speed, Agility, Ball handling, Passing, Shooting, Movement, Offensive skill set.  This camp will cover a wide range of both beginner and advanced skill development.  Campers will showcase their skills to parents and spectators at the camp-wide celebration on the last day of Camp Pride.  Coach Lamar Cross played at Apex HS and was 3 time All Conference, played at Cape Fear Community college and went on to play at UNC at Pembroke.  He has been working at SWA for 9 years and coaching at the Varsity level.      mr cross
Age: Rising 5th - 10th grade  (co-ed)                          
Instructor: Lamar Cross
Date offered: June 15 - 19, July 13 - 17 & July 20 - 24
Tweens/Teens Life Skills
Knowing how to obtain and cook food is one of the primary life skills for teenagers.  Our Life Skills camp will help campers learn how to: identify different ingredients and know where they are available, use cutlery properly, store fresh produce, meat and liquids, read food labels for nutrition and ingredient information and cook up some delicious healthy meals.   Other topics that will be discussed will include: nutrition, mindfulness and your overall well-being.   Ms. Jenkins is 'ServSafe' certified.   
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Age: Rising 6th - 9th grade                            
Instructor: Brittany Jenkins
Date offered: June 15 - 19 
MORE to Life Skills
This camp is a continuation of the Tweens/Teens Life Skills camp.  Campers will experience a week full of mind opening activities focused on their overall well being.  From knowing what food to eat to learning how to make your food fit your needs, we will cover it all.  Campers will also learn about money management, budgeting, personal development, cooking, filling out job applications, interviewing, organizational skills, etiquette and more.  Ms. Jenkins and Ms. Sanders are both 'ServSafe' certified.  
Age: Rising 6th - 9th grade                            
Instructor: Brittany Jenkins & Janiece Sanders
Date offered: June 22 - 26 
Soccer w/Coach Byrd
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Age: Rising 5th - 10th grade  (co-ed)                          
Instructor: Terry Byrd
Date offered: June 22 - 26