Enrichment Camps

2023 Enrichment Camps

REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 11 at 10:00 a.m.

To register, please visit:
www.bluesombrero.com/mba
 
Bloxels Video Game Design
Session 1: July 10-14 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Session 2: July 17-21 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $200
For boys and girls in rising grades 2nd-5th
Limited to 18 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
Session 1: July 10-14 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Session 2: July 17-21 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $200
For boys and girls in rising grades 1-6
Minimum 10 campers - Maximum 18 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 low-temp hot glue guns during this camp.

LEGO® Building ,MINECRAFT®, LEGO® Robotics and More - Camp Brick/Jenny Thayer
All LEGO® based camps are $225 for each session, or $180 for a four day session. There will be four weeks of LEGO® 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 nine different types of LEGO® related camps. All campers will receive a special Camp Brick surprise to take home at the end of the week.

Camp Brick: On Your Mark...Get Set...Build 
Week 1: May 30-June 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon - 4 days, $180
Week 2: July 10-14 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Week 3: July 17-21 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Week 4: July 24-28 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $225
For boys and girls ages 6-14
Maximum 50 campers

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. 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!!

Camp Brick: Superhero Training Academy
Week 1: May 30-June 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon - 4 days, $180
Week 3: July 17-21 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $225
For boys and girls ages 4-6
Maximum 40 campers

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

Camp Brick: Young Jedi Training Camp
Week 2: July 10-14 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $225
For boys and girls ages 4-6
Maximum 40 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 lightsaber. 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 during camp and a certificate will be awarded to each child. May the force be with you and your young Jedi.

Camp Brick: Minecraft® Battle Strategies
Week 1: May 30-June 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon - 4 days, $180
Week 2: July 10-14 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Week 3: July 17-21 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Week 4: July 24-28 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $225
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 provided device. 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.
*This camp will also change from week to week so that kids may sign up for more than one camp.

Camp Brick: Bricks and Gadgets 
Week 2: July 10-14 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $225
For boys and girls ages 6-14 years old
Maximum 40 campers

This exciting STEM camp will allow your child to bring colorful LEGO® models to life. Discover how simple machines and gadgets we see and use in everyday life are made using gears, pulleys, levers, and other scientific principals. Campers will be separated into appropriate age groups and work on several individual and group projects throughout the camp. No technology will be used during this camp.

Camp Brick: Fun with Robotics
Week 3: July 17-21 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $225
For boys and girls ages 6-10
Maximum 30 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 models. Campers will work in pairs to understand basic knowledge of gears, motors, and pulleys. Campers will need to bring an iPad to this camp or a Kindle. Campers will need to download the free  LEGO BOOST® Application in either the iTunes Store or Amazon Store.

Camp Brick: Stop Motion Movie Camp 
Week 4: July 24-28 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $225
For boys and girls ages 7-14
Maximum 40 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®, The LEGO Movie® 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. 
*THE ACTUAL GAME OF MINECRAFT WILL NOT BE PLAYED DURING THIS CAMP*

Camp Brick: Battle Bots
Week 3: July 17-21 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $225
For boys and girls ages 10-14
Maximum 20 campers

Welcome to the exciting world of MINDSTORMS® NXT and TECHNIC® Robotics. 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 perform different tasks, battle, and compete.

Camp Brick: Simple Machines and LEGO® Gadgets
Week 4: July 24-28 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $225
For boys and girls ages 4-5
Maximum 25 Campers

Spend a week with Camp Brick as we introduce your preschooler to the exciting world of coding while exploring motors, color sensors, and the concept of critical thinking. There will be hands on building activities and lots of engaging fun as we explore how simple machines can be found in our everyday life. Some of the activities during this camp will require the use of Camp Brickprovided iPads.

Little Explorers - Camps for 4-6 year old boys and girls
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
June 5-9 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost $250 and includes a personalized take home kit
For boys and girls ages 4-6
Maximum 50 campers

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
June 12-16 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $250 and includes a personalized take home kit
For boys and girls ages 4-6
Maximum 50 campers

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 - Crazy Science
June 19-23 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $250 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. 

615Science ...by Jenny Thayer of Camp Brick.
With over 20 years of experience working with children and running Nashville’s premier LEGO® building camps, Jenny Thayer is launching several new and exciting science and STEM camps designed to inspire kids to explore ideas, create possibilities, get messy and have FUN. Join us this summer exclusively at MBA for the following line up of camps. 

Science: Pop...Fizz...Yummy! Edible Science (With 615Science)
Session 1: May 30-June 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (4 days), $180
Session 2: July 17-21 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., $225
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4

Mix it, melt it, make it wiggle! Come explore the secrets of science in the kitchen. Campers will use edible ingredients to make yummy creations such as gummy worms, edible slime, rock candy, solar stove s’mores and more.  No major allergens are included in this delicious week of camp.

Science-Kid Dectectives (With 615Science)
Session 1: July 10-14 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Session 2: July 24-28 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $225
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4
 
Our Daring Detective Campers will learn how to find evidence, uncover clues and follow their hunches during this mystery-filled week of camp. Through hands-on science projects like deciphering codes, making invisible ink, scavenger hunts, and "interrogating" the witnesses, your super sleuth will use their science smarts to solve some silly crimes and figure out “who done it?” 

Science-Superhero Science (With 615Science)
July 10-14 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $225
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4

Ever dream of being an actual Superhero? Well join us for a “Marvel®-ous week of Superhero Science. Campers will explore the powers and the science associated with their favorite Superheroes. Shoot a web like Spiderman and test magnetic force like Iron Man. Campers are encouraged to dress up like their favorite Superhero throughout the week. 

Science-Out of this World Science (With 615Science)
July 17-21 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $225
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4
 
To Boldly go where no campers have gone before… a week of outer space fun. Explore the science of the universe with take home constellations and planets, build flying rockets, moon rocks, and more.  Learn the science behind the current moon exploration and think like a NASA scientist. Come as a camper and leave as a Space Ranger!

Science-Week of Water (With 615Science)
July 24-28 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $225
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4
 
Sink or Float? Solid to liquid? Can you make snow in the summer? Explore all the fun you can have with a week of water science and experimentation. Wade right in, testing the waters while having lots of fun.
 * Weather pending, we will end our camp on Friday with a wet and wild water party including a bounce house and slip and slide fun. *

Summer Science Experience
July 10-21 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon (no weekends)
Cost: $550
Open to boys and girls in rising grades 5-8.

ABC’s of Science Fun: MBA Summer Science Experience is a summer staple since 1999. The camp has generated numerous feeder camps on campus in the past decade! MBA Summer Science 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 Robotic Arm builds and, camper favorite, CO2 Car Design, Build and Race. NEW THIS YEAR: Drone Construction and flight! 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:

Laura Rouse
615.369.5380

For Registration Questions Contact:

Summer Programs Coordinator
Mike Martin ('98)
615.369.5368

Montgomery Bell Academy

4001 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 298-5514