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Enrichment Camps

2016 Enrichment Camps

To register, please visit:
www.bluesombrero.com/mba

Camps are open to students from MBA and area schools.
 
Camp Brain
July 25-29 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $280
For boys and girls ages 8-14

Brain Camp creates an engaging environment in which your child can discover tools for thriving in school and life! Each day campers, ages 8-14, will be challenged with a variety of fun activities that promote problem-solving, teach memory strategies, and exercise core brain skills. During the week, campers will learn to set S.M.A.R.T goals; compete in fun brain games for prizes and awards; discover life changing principles regarding attitudes, work ethic and motivation; and participate in fast-paced games designed to exercise important cognitive skills including memory, visual processing, and logic & reasoning. Open to boys and girls with a maximum capacity of 18 campers. The camp meets daily from 8:30 am to noon.

Kids Create - Maker Invention Studio
Session 1: July 11-15 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Session 2: July 25-29 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $225
For boys and girls ages 9-12

Join the Maker Movement and tinker, build, test and experiment while making chain reaction objects, cardboard automata, LED and mechanical art, and whatever else that comes out of your brain! Makers have an inventors' mind and do it yourself attitudes!

LEGOS, Minecraft, LEGOS Robotics and More - Camp Brick/Jenny Thayer
All LEGOS-based camps are $210 for each session, or $170 for a four day session. There will be six weeks of LEGOS-based camps with sessions in the morning and afternoon. Campers staying all day can bring a lunch for in between camps. Please check descriptions below along with dates and times. We will be offering eight different types of LEGOS related camps. All campers will receive a Camp Brick t-shirt.

LEGOS: On Your Mark...Get Set...Build
Week 1: May 31-June 3 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - 4 days, $170
Week 2: June 27-July 1 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Week 3: July 5-8 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - 4 days, $170
Week 5: July 18-22 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Week 6: July 25-29 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $210
For boys and girls ages 6-14

This camp is designed for the child who is already building LEGO® sets with instructions independently. Campers will chose from hundreds of themed sets from which to build. Themes such as Star Wars®, Ninjago®, CITY®, CHIMA®, Atlantis ®,Agents®, LEGO® Movie and more. Campers will be seated by age group and will be encouraged to build independently as well as in small groups on larger projects such as the Death Star and The Taj Mahal. The Camp Brick staff will assist your child if needed and offer helpful building tips as your child builds and displays their creations. A few times during the week campers may enjoy some social games and contests for prizes. At the end of the day campers will display their creations for parents to view. Bring a camera!!

LEGOS: Pre Building Blocks:
Week 1: May 31-June 3 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - 4 days, $170
Week 2: June 27-July 1 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Week 3: July 5-8 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - 4 days, $170
Week 4: July 11-15 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Week 5: July 18-22 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Week 6: July 25-29 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $210
For boys and girls ages 4-5

Designed for the younger age child (not yet building sets with instructions), this camp will target everything developing minds and bodies need to thrive. Through the use of LEGO® bricks and other materials, children will engage in activities such as obstacle courses, construction centers, group games, circle time, and more! These diverse activities will help children become more able builders. Activities will increase spatial awareness, hand eye coordination and hand strength. The curriculum for this program was developed by a licensed Occupational Therapist. Your child is sure to have an exciting, creative, and fun-filled week! While it is recommended for ages and 4 and 5 years please call if you think an younger or slightly older child would most enjoy this instructional and play based environment.

LEGOS: Minecraft Adventure Camp - REGULAR
Week 1: May 31-June 3 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - 4 days, $170
Week 2: June 27-July 1 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Week 2: June 27-July 1 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Week 3: July 5-8 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - 4 days, $170
Week 3: July 5-8 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - 4 days, $170
Week 4: July 11-15 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Week 5: July 18-22 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Week 6: July 25-29 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $210
For boys and girls ages 7-14
Maximum 20 campers

Welcome to the world of Mining and Crafting. At this exciting camp your child will craft and create on their own lap top computer. Throughout the week, your child will be given exciting building challenges in BOTH the creative and survival mode of MINECRAFT ®  BEWARE OF CREEPERS!! Camp Brick has hired some mining experts to help your child learn secrets and short cuts that can be taken home for use on their own MINECRAFT® games. A secure server will be provided for their use during this camp. Maximum 20 campers so SPACE IS LIMITED!
*This camp will also change from week to week so that kids may sign up for more than one camp.

LEGOS: Minecraft Adventure Camp - ADVANCED
Week 4: July 11-15 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Week 5: July 18-22 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Week 6: July 25-29 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $210
For boys and girls ages 7-14
Maximum 20 campers

Test your knowledge and skill at MINECRAFT with our Camp Brick Minecraft EXPERTS. In this class we will focus on several advanced crafting skills such as red-stone wiring, advanced survival tactics and advanced gardening.  Your child will learn to build advanced structures using uncommon building techniques focusing on color schemes roof designs and interior builds.
* Prior MINECRAFT experience is a MUST.

LEGOS - MINDSTORMS Advanced Robotics
Week 2: June 27-July 1 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $210
For boys and girls ages 9-14
Maximum 15 Campers

Welcome to the exciting world of MINDSTORMS® NXT. Building and Programing is the main content of this camp. While working with a certified LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Instructor, your child will build sophisticated moving robots that can preform different tasks, battle, and compete. Maximum 15 campers so SPACES ARE LIMITED.

LEGOS - Fun with Robotics - Intro Class
Week 3: July 5-8 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $170
For boys and girls ages 6-8

Get ready to explore the exciting world of robotics. During this camp your child will be introduced to programming and building simple models with LEGO® bricks in the WeDo ® robotics program.These creations move and make sound. This class combines education with fun and excitement. Basic knowledge of gears, motors, and pulleys will be introduced. *This camp is limited to 15 campers so register now!

LEGOS: Minecraft Stop Motion Camp
Week 4: July 11-15 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $210
For boys and girls ages 8-14
Maximum 20 campers

Lights ..Camera..Action! Welcome to the exciting world of Stop Motion Movies. This camp will focus on teaching the basics of Stop Motion Movie creation using the exciting worlds of Minecraft and its characters. Each child will learn to write a script, build a set, direct and edit their own Stop Motion movies. Individual as well as group projects will be encouraged. 
Each child should bring their own IPod, IPad, or laptop with camera to class. A free editing software will also need to be downloaded for the week. 
At the end of the week a special You Tube channel will be created so that the kids may share their creations with family and friends. This camp is limited to 20 kids so register now to reserve a space.
*THE ACTUAL GAME OF MINECRAFT WILL NOT BE PLAYED DURING THIS CAMP
 
LEGOS - Mindstorms Battle Bots Camp
Week 6: July 25-29 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $210 
For boys and girls ages 9-14

In this exciting week long camp your child will experience the thrill of designing, building, and programming their very own Battle Robot. This robot will compete with others in several competitions. The week will end with an exciting championship full of thrills and spills. 
Prior knowledge of building and programming MINDSTORMS NXT is required.

MBA LEAD Program (Leadership Excellence Academics Dedication)
For rising 3rd & 4th grade boys and girls: June 27-July 1 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
For rising 5th & 6th grade boys and girls: June 27-July 1 from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $325

The MBA LEAD Program (Leadership Excellence Academics Dedication) is a fun-filled leadership camp. Every young person is a potential leader. The MBA LEAD faculty will help campers develop skills for future leadership roles including tools for teamwork, building self-confidence, effective communication skills (oral and written), problem-solving techniques, and efficient use of technology. Campers will have leadership training activities with built-in academic review in Math, Science, English, and Computer.

MBA LEAD emphasizes hands-on learning through role-playing activities, multi-media presentations, and various projects. Topics include:
Planning and Organizing: (Let’s plan a trip to Disney World.)
Teamwork (We are all pieces of the puzzle.)
Self-confidence: (I knew that I could do it!)
Learning to Value Others
Strengthened Academic Foundation: Math, Science, English, and Computer
Day-to-Day Utilization of Technology: Implementation of state-of-the-art presentation tools, and various software applications for activities and projects

Music Camp - Littlestone Summer Music Festival (Signup info for LISMF below)
July 11-22 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $325
For boys and girls in rising grades 6-12

Join us this summer as Littlestone Summer Music Festival pays tribute to the 1960s from July 11-22, 2016! Musicians in grades 6-12 will have the opportunity to study and perform Jazz, Chamber Music, Musical Theater, Instrumental Techniques, Choir, Band, Pop, Music Theory, Composition, Songwriting, A Cappella and more, under the direction of incredible professional musicians from around the country. Our talented faculty come from Cincinnati Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, Vanderbilt University, University of Florida, Belmont University, Lipscomb University, and Crane School of Music. Tuition and fees for our Summer 2016 program are $325 for the full two week session. 
 
To register, schedule an audition, or learn more about the festival, please visit LiSMF.org.
Registration is not available on BlueSombrero.com.

Mr. Bond & The Science Guys
Mr. Bond has won numerous awards for education programs, camp programs and library events, including the Best of Nashville Award from The Scene and several others from Parent Magazine. He has provided science programs to thousands of children in public and private schools throughout Middle Tennessee over a ten year period. He has also taught a broad range of science topics including chemistry, physics, engineering and biology to children aged 5-18 years. Mr. Bond is an experienced public speaker who has the ability to makes science exciting and relatable to children. Mr. Bond will be present but may not be at camp everyday. Professor Graybeard and others will also be in attendance.

Science-CSI Nashville (With Mr. Bond and The Science Guys)
May 31 - June 3rd from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $175
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4

This is the most fun you can have at a crime scene! Kids collect clues, identify suspects and solve crimes. Tons of cool science experiments with DNA, finger printing, fiber analysis, anatomy and much more.  Kids will get their own CSI equipment to keep. Totally hands-on and age appropriate.

Science-Crazy Chemistry (With Mr. Bond and the Science Guys)
July 18-22 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $175 or $300 if combined with Environmental Camp for a full day.
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4

Explosions, bubbling potions, chemical reactions! Kids will make elephant toothpaste, freeze fruit with liquid nitrogen, create 30 foot geysers with cool chemicals and learn about the elements on our huge periodic table. Totally hands-on and age appropriate.

Science-Environmental Camp (With Mr. Bond and The Science Guys)
July 18-22 from 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $175 or $300 if combined with Crazy Chemistry for a full day.
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4

Kids will pan for gold, pollute a lake, create a filter, dig for dinosaurs and make their own T-Rex tooth! Tons of fun hands-on experiments allow the kids to explore the geology of the world around them. A day on the Geo-Blast! map will introduce different climates, world water distribution and human populations.

Science-Space Camp (With Mr. Bond and The Science Guys)
July 25-29 from 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $175
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-5

SPACE camp has the kids launching rockets, building eggstronaut reentry craft and learning about life on a spaceship. We will investigate planetary orbits, gravity and interstellar bodies and make a comet.
 
Summer Science Experience
July 5 - July 15 (Monday - Friday) from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $530
Open to boys and girls in rising grades 5-8.

ABC’s of Science Fun: MBA Summer Science Experience is a summer science camp for rising 5th through 8th graders. First on campus and now in its’ 15th year, the two week camp is hands-on science for fun and a purpose. Oft copied, never equaled, the camp has generated numerous feeder camps on campus in the past decade and was STEM before it became a buzzword! We ARE model building, hands on, problem-solving and team building science basics which produce and foster a life-long love of science, exposing the architects of the future to systems that work. We combine all of this with cutting-edge fun!
NEW this year are Earth’s Magnetosphere investigation and Pond Scum, to accompany Straw Rocket golf, Water and Solid Fuel Rockets, Alternative Energy Systems, Filtration and Solar Stills, culminating with our RoboticArm builds and, camper favorite, CO2 Car Design, Build and Race. We’ll also be outside with the school garden (hot peppers?), insect studies and some geocaching to learn coordinates systems. Open to boys and girls, the camp meets from 8 am to noon, daily. Selected MBA science student aides ensure an instructor to camper ratio of 1 to 6. Snacks are provided. Camp limited to 18 students.
 

To register, please visit: www.bluesombrero.com/mba

Contacts

For Sports Camp Questions Contact:

Summer/Winter Programs Coordinator
Mike Martin ('98)
615.369.5368

All-Sports Camps Director
Michael Anderson ('93)

For Academic Prep and
Review Questions Contact:

Jennifer Haendel
615.369.5380


For Summer Lacrosse Questions Contact:

Chris Smith
615.369.5365

For Registration Questions Contact:

Summer Programs Coordinator
Mike Martin ('98)
615.369.5368

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