Enrichment Camps

2021 Enrichment Camps

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 20 at 10:00 a.m.

To register, please visit:
www.bluesombrero.com/mba
 
Bloxels Video Game Design
Session 1: July 12-16 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon - SOLD OUT
Session 2: July 19-23 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $200
For boys and girls in rising grades 2nd-5th
Limited to 22 Campers

Love playing video games?  Would you love it even more if you could make your own?  Learn how to build your own characters, enemies and worlds with an awesome Bloxels EDU. Create waterfalls, lava pits and enemies that fly.  You’ll have a blast working individually and in groups to create an ultimate video game. Students must bring their own iPad or tablet from home with Bloxels EDU before arriving at camp.

Cardboard Land - BOTH SESSIONS SOLD OUT
Session 1: July 12-16 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Session 2: July 19-23 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $200
For boys and girls in rising grades 1-6
Minimum 14 campers - Maximum 24 campers

Get your creative juices flowing.  Cut, bend, saw and create with cardboard all week long!  In addition to building a small city out of cardboard, students will also work on their own personal projects like a small house, sword, shield, clock, marble run, helmet, labyrinth, an arcade game or whatever their minds can imagine. You’ll plan, design and create whatever you want.  We will be using cardboard saws and hot glue guns during this camp.

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 four 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: June 1-4 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - 4 days, $170 - SOLD OUT
Week 2: July 12-16 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Week 3: July 19-23 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Week 4: July 26-30 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: Super Hero Training Academy - SOLD OUT
Week 2: July 12-16 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $210
For boys and girls ages 4-6

Calling all Superheroes and Guardians of the Galaxy! Join us for an action packed week of fun as we create Super Heroes costumes, play games, build LEGO Marvel sets, and battle the bad guys! Be a different Super Hero daily and don’t miss the fun. All boy and girl Super Heroes are welcome. 

LEGOS: Young Jedi Brick Master Training Camp
Week 1: June 1-4 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - 4 days $170
Week 3: July 19-23 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $210
For boys and girls ages 4-6 (Limit 15 Campers)

The force is strong this summer at Camp Brick. During this exciting week at camp your child will create their very own Jedi costume including cloak and light saber. As a young Jedi part of their training each day will include LEGO building activities as well as Star Wars themed games. Your child will create their very own battle station, build a Jedi fighter, learn about and visit many different galaxies or simply enjoy building one of the hundreds of LEGO Star Wars sets in the Camp Brick library. On Friday a very special Jedi Knight graduation ceremony will take place and a certificate will be awarded to each child. May the force be with you and your young Jedi.

LEGOS: Minecraft Battle Strategies - ALL SESSIONS SOLD OUT
Week 1: June 1-4 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - 4 days, $170
Week 2: July 12-16 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Week 3: July 19-23 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Week 4: July 26-30 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $210
For boys and girls ages 7-14
Maximum 14 campers

Welcome to the world of Mining and Crafting. At this exciting camp your child will craft and create on their own assigned desk 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 - Fun with Robotics
Week 2: July 12-16 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Week 4: July 26-30 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - SOLD OUT
Cost: $210
For boys and girls ages 6-14
Maximum 16 Campers

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 and LEGO BOOST family . This class combines education with fun and excitement making moving talking lego models. Campers will work in pairs to understand basic knowledge of gears, motors, and pulleys. Maximum 16 campers. Campers will need to bring an iPad to this camp or a Kindle if the user uses the App store instead of Amazon. Campers will download the Free Lego Boost App.

LEGOS: Stop Motion Movie Camp
Week 3: July 19-23 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $210
For boys and girls ages 7-14
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: Battle Bots
Week 4: July 26-30 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 MINDSTORMS® Instructor, your child will build sophisticated moving robots that can preform different tasks, battle, and compete. This camp is limited to 15 campers so don’t delay…register now!

LEGOS: Simple Machines and LEGO Gadgets - SOLD OUT
Week 4: July 26-30 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $210
For boys and girls ages 4-6
Maximum 20 Campers

Spend a week with Camp Brick putting together LEGO bricks to create fun and exciting simple and compound machines used in everyday life. Your child will learn basic scientific principals using gears, axles, levers and pulleys while using their creative imagination to build their own designs as well as designs from instructions. This camp will be separated by age groups so that kids may enjoy social interactions in an age appropriate environment.

Little Explorers - Camps for 4-6 year old boys and girls
New to the MBA Summer curriculum, we have added three new camps under the Little Explorers theme. These three camps are for boys and girls in PreK thru Kindergarten (ages 4-6), and are designed by Jenny Thayer of Camp Brick. All Campers in the Little Explorers program must be potty trained. Check out this year's selection of Little Explorers camps below.

Little Explorers - Big Builders - SOLD OUT
June 7-11 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost $225 and includes a personalized take home kit
For boys and girls ages 4-6

The excitement is building! Young learners will explore engineering concepts through creative play as we use a wide variety of building materials to complete daily building challenges. LEGO bricks, cardboard, Playdough and more will be used to promote creativity and imagination. Campers will each receive their own Personalized Explorers Builders Kit to keep at the end of the week.

Little Explorers - Rock and Roll Camp - EMAIL ABOUT OPENINGS
June 14-18 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $225 and includes a personalized take home kit
For boys and girls ages 4-6

Let’s Rock…this creative camp will combine Art and Music for a fun week of movement and song. Jam out as we create lots of homemade musical instruments, Develop your own dance routine or just have fun expressing yourself with rhythm and creative play. We will end the week with a fantastic video to showcase the week's accomplishments in art, music, and dance. Campers will each receive their own Personalized Explorers Music and ART Kit to keep at the end of the week.

Little Explorers - Weird Science - EMAIL ABOUT OPENINGS
June 21-25 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $225 and includes a personalized take home kit
For boys and girls ages 4-6

Explode, Explore, and discover “FIZZ”-ical and chemical reactions. Little learners will love this hands on week of scientific discovery. Get messy and make whacky discoveries as we explore what it takes to make scientific discoveries. Campers will each receive their own Personalized Explorers Science Kit to keep at the end of the week.
 
Mr. Bond's Science Guys - ALL Mr. BOND CAMPS SOLD OUT
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. Camps will either feature Mr. Bond or any of his Science Guys including Professor Greybeard and Dr. E, Sili-Con Shawn, and Phenomenon.

Science-Funky Physics (With Mr. Bond's Science Guys)
June 1-4 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (4 days)
Cost: $180
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4

Our Physics Camp is focused on the FUNdamentals. Kids learn the forces of nature and the science of motion. We explore magnetism,
centripetal force, inertia, momentum, gravity, air pressure, electricity,
and explosions! Sir Newton would be proud!

Science-Crime Scene Investigation (With Mr. Bond's Science Guys)
July 12-16 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $200 or $345 if combined with Space & Rocketry for a full day.
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4

CSI camp is a favorite. Kids conduct cool science experiments using
DNA, fingerprinting, fibre analysis, and anatomy. They collect clues,
identify suspects, and solve crimes using their crime-fighting tool
kits. At the end of the week, our budding detectives will work
together and use their new skills to solve a mystery and save the
Science Guys!

Science-Space & Rocketry (With Mr. Bond's Science Guys)
July 12-16 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $200 or $345 if combined with Crime Scene Investigation for a full day.
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4

Space camp is all about life in outer space! From Earth to the outer
planets, we explore the physics of space, how astronauts live in the
ISS, and launch 6 different kinds of rockets! Kids will bring home
their real rocket at the end of the week!

Science-Crazy Chemistry (With Mr. Bond's Science Guys)
July 19-23 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $200 or $345 if combined with Earth, Wind, and Fire for a full day.
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4

Budding chemists conduct hands-on experiments connecting
real-world materials with scientific principles. Students will learn
about the elements on our interactive Periodic Table, make their
own slime recipes, mix eruptions, explosions, and even make
elephant toothpaste! 


Science-Earth, Wind, and Fire Camp (With Mr. Bond's Science Guys)
July 19-23 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $200 or $345 if combined with Crazy Chemistry for a full day.
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4

This camp is everything environmental! We make a copy of a
dinosaur tooth, dig for gems and geodes, and learn about the
awesome benefits of LIVE worms! We'll talk about the water and air
cycles, make our own fossils, look through our collection of real bugs,
and explore elements of nature that are all around us!

Science-Engineering Earth Camp (With Mr. Bond's Science Guys)
July 26-30 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $200 or $345 if combined with Kitchen Chemistry Camp for a full day.
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4

Campers learn how to utilize the Engineering Design Process to
solve problems and complete challenges, such as building bridges,
skyscrapers, and spheres! We do tons of creative free building, so
students are challenged to work together and use their engineering
skills.


Science-Kitchen Chemistry Camp (With Mr. Bond's Science Guys)
July 26-30 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $200 or $345 of combined with Engineering Earth Camp for a full day.
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4

Each experiment in this camp is either edible or uses edible
ingredients! We will explore the hidden secrets of the kitchen, make
edible slime, make our own gummy worms, and create edible
eruptions! While we are mainly using edible ingredients, we won't
eat the results of every experiment. No major allergens are included
in this camp!

Science - Kid Med
June 1-4 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $180

Kid Med is a new themed camp from Mr. Bond the Science Guy.
Theme "KidMed - Young Doctors: Mighty Muscles/ Brave Bones: Experiments that really make you move; Dazzling DNA; Explore the science of genetics; That’s Gross: The icky, sticky, messy side of biology!
 
Summer Science Experience
July 12 - July 23 (Monday - Friday) from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
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 Registration Questions Contact:

Summer Programs Coordinator
Mike Martin ('98)
615.369.5368

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