Enrichment Camps

2020 Enrichment Camps

UPDATE: JULY 10
MBA is cancelling all Sports and Enrichment Camps with a July 20 start date or later. MBA will still host camps the week of July 13-17. Refunds will be issued for the cancelled camps.

To register, please visit:
www.bluesombrero.com/mba
 
As ofJuly 1, here is a current list of cancelled Enrichment Camps.
Bloxels Session 1
Brain Camp
Legos Battle Bots
Legos More Fun with Legos
Summer Science Experience for 5th-8th grade

Bloxels Video Game Design
Session 1: July 6-10 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon - SESSION 1 CANCELLED
Session 2: July 13-17 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.

Brain Camp by LearningRx
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON THE VIRTUAL BRAIN CAMP SESSIONS
The in-person BRAIN Camp has been cancelled this year due to scheduling changes.

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.

Cardboard Land
Session 1: July 6-10 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Session 2: July 13-17 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 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 Date Change
Week 1: July 27-30 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - 4 days, $170
Week 2: June 22-26 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Week 3: June 29- July 3 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Week 4: July 6-10 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Week 5: July 13-17 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Week 6: July 20-24 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: July 27-30 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - 4 days $170
Week 2: No Pre-Builders Camp
Week 3: No Pre-Builders Camp
Week 4: No Pre-Builders Camp
Week 5: July 13-17 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Week 6: No Pre-Builders Camp
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: Super Hero Academy
Week 2: June 22-26 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Week 4: July 6-10 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $210
For boys and girls ages 4-5

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: No Jedi Camp
Week 2: No Jedi Camp
Week 3: June 29 - July 3 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Week 4: No Jedi Camp
Week 5: No Jedi Camp
Week 6: July 20-24 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $210
For boys and girls ages 4-5 (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 Adventure Camp
Week 1: July 27-30 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - 4 days, $170
Week 2: June 22-26 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Week 3: June 29-July 3 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Week 4: July 6-10 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Week 5: July 13-17 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Week 6: July 20-24 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $210
For boys and girls ages 7-14
Maximum 25 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 3: June 29 - July 3 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $210
For boys and girls ages 6-10
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 2: June 22-26 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 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: Battle Bots - CANCELLED
Week 4: July 6-10 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: Master Builder Academy
Week 6: July 20-24 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $210
For boys and girls ages 9-14

Imagine all of the largest LEGO sets ever made in one room ready to be built! Join Camp Brick for a week of Master Building fun with just our challenging collection of sets over 500 pieces. Work independently or in groups as we construct the Taj Mahal, Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer, The Black Pearl, CITY Passenger Train, The Grand Emporium and more! Serious Builders Only!

LEGOS: More Fun with LEGOS - CANCELLED
Week 6: July 20-24 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $210
For boys and girls ages 6-14


LEGOS: Simple Machines and LEGO Gadgets
Week 5: July 13-17 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $210
For boys and girls ages 5-10
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 Scholars - Camps for PreK-K aged boys and girls - NEW DATES
New to the MBA Summer curriculum, we have added three new camps led by Little Scholars. These three camps are for boys and girls in PreK thru Kindergarten (ages 4-6). All Campers in the Little Scholars program must be potty trained. Check out this year's selection of Little Scholars camps below.

Little Scholars - Builders in Training
June 22-26 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost $200
For boys and girls in rising PreK-K (ages 4-6)

Calling all inventors, builders, and designers; come and build some awesome creations with us! We will create our own designs and make structures using building blocks, recyclable materials, and many other interesting items. Skills necessary: none! Skills gained: communication, problem solving, reasoning, developing creativity, and team work.

Little Scholars - Art Safari
June 29-July 3 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $200
For boys and girls in rising PreK-K (ages 4-6)

Grab your binoculars because we are going to take a safari around the world! We will visit different countries each day and learn about native animals through literature, games and art. Discover the thrill of the hunt without leaving camp!

Little Scholars - Princesses & Superheroes
July 20-24 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $200
For boys and girls in rising PreK-K (ages 4-6)

Do you have what it takes to save the world? Do you have the sparkle to rule the world? Train to be the superhero or princess you were meant to be! Save the world from evil-doers everywhere in this interactive and high energy camp. The training combines cooperative games, team building activities, literature, educational enrichment activities, and craft projects to ensure your powers will be supreme.
 
Mr. Bond's 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. Camps will either feature Mr. Bond or any of his Science Guys including Professor Greybeard and Dr. E, Sili-Con Shawn, and Phenomenon.

Science-Superhero Camp (With Mr. Bond's Science Guys) - DATE CHANGE
July 27-30 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (4 days)
Cost: $175
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4

The Science Guys will explore the science of Super-Heroes with experiments about more than a dozen superheroes as well as some villains! Such as amazing magnetic powers, web throwing, laser eyes, and ice powers! What's the science behind it all? Can you become a hero with any of these powers? Feel free to dress up and get ready to save the world with science!

Science-Crazy Chemistry (With Mr. Bond's Science Guys)
July 6-10 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $180 or $300 if combined with Engineering for a full day.
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4

Crazy Chemistry features explosions, bubbling potions, and chemical reactions! Kids make elephant toothpaste, freeze fruit with liquids nitrogen, create 20 foot geysers with cool chemicals and learn about the elements on our huge periodic table. This camp is hands-on and age appropriate.

Science-Engineering Camp (With Mr. Bond's Science Guys)
July 6-10 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $180 or $300 if combined with Crazy Chemistry for a full day.
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4

Be an engineer and learn how engineering is involved in everything we do! This camp features hands on learning where kids design bridges, create robots, and test out circuitry with DIY circuits.

Science-Cirque Du Science (With Mr. Bond's Science Guys)
July 13-17 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $180 or $300 if combined with Space Camp for a full day.
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4

Come one! Come all! Step right up to Cirque du Science where The Science Guys will reveal secrets of the Greatest Show on Earth! We will explore many feats of the Circus, explain the science behind it, and help each kid perform these feats on their own! The activities will include juggling, plate spinning, balance and discover that magic is just science without an explanation! No prior skill required -- just an eagerness to learn! Each kid will make their own juggling balls so that they can practice what they've learned off-stage. 

Science-Space Camp (With Mr. Bond's Science Guys)
July 13-17 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $180 or $300 if combined with Cirque Du Science for a full day.
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4

At Space Camp, kids launch rockets, build egg-stronaut re-entry craft and learn about rovers! We investigate how to survive the long journey, how to get to Mars and what it will take to survive IN SPACE!

Science-CSI Nashville Camp (With Mr. Bond's Science Guys)
July 20-24 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $180 or $300 if combined with STEAM Camp for a full day.
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, fingerprinting, fiber analysis, anatomy and much more. Kids will get their own CSI equipment to keep. This camp is hands-on and age-appropriate.

Science-STEAM Camp (With Mr. Bond's Science Guys)
July 20-24 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $180 or $300 of combined with CSI Nashville Camp for a full day.
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-4

Science, technology, engineering, arts and math all together in each activity to make learning challenging and fun! Kids will make chemical reactions, play brain games, and more! Each day they will create and observe how all of the STEAM components work together.
 
Summer Science Experience - CANCELLED
July 6 - July 17 (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.

Stem Heroes - Presented by teachers from the Adventure Science Center
July 20-24 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $165
For boys and girls in rising grades PreK - 1st Grade
 
Do you have what it takes to be a the newest member of the Paw Patrol? Inspired by the hit show, campers join the team on epic missions protecting Adventure Bay by finding STEM based solutions to help the community.  Campers will experiment with the physics of flight and will use science to help the team save the day. 


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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