Academic Camps

Camp Kick Start

Dates and Times: MONDAY-THURSDAY
July 22-25 (9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)  OR  (12:30 p.m. - 3:30p.m.)

July 29-August 1 (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)  OR ( 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Attendees: Rising 6th grade at Pace Academy (max class size:10-20)
Cost: $375
Sponsor: Liz Mason, Director of Middle School Academic Resource Center

A great way to jump start 6th grade!

For many students the first weeks of Middle School are as exciting as going to a theme park. They enter a whole new world filled with opportunities and independence. A successful adventure into this new world requires personal management and organization. Setting up systems and learning how to navigate multiple classes, teachers, and schedules can be quite a challenge. Camp Kick Start provides the “behind the scenes tour” to help students prepare for their adventure.

Students will be guided through setting up notebooks and developing routines. All activities will be focused on boosting campers personal tool kits to assist with the transition to middle school. Emphasis will be placed on communicating with teachers in verbal and written formats. Understanding teacher postings, acquiring study strategies, practicing note taking, setting up time management plans, and nurturing personal organization will all be presented and incorporated into daily activities throughout Camp Kick Start. This small group setting is a great opportunity for students to ease into the world of Middle School while becoming comfortable with the many opportunities and supports available to each student. Campers will be encouraged to stop by the Academic Resource Center to showcase or refuel their new skills throughout the year.

Campers should bring their binders and dividers to the first day of camp.

Castle Camp

Date: July 29 - August 2
Time: 9 a.m-12 p.m.
Attendees: PACE rising pre-first
Cost: $375
Sponsor: Deb Cook

Rising Pre-First Readiness Camp for Young Knight!
Skills Covered:

Speaking & Listening
Language Acquisition
Math Objectives
Personal & Social Behavior

Whale Of Tale Writing Camp

Date: July 22 - July 26

Time: 9 a.m. -12 p.m.

Cost: $400

Attendees: Rising 2nd-5th

Sponsor: Deb Cook & Lisa Richardson

Whale of Tale Writing Camp offers an opportunity for students to hone their writing skills while focusing on various genres & varied audiences. Young authors will learn strategies and techniques through writing about their personal writing experiences, research, and responses to readings. Then use of graphic organizers and technology will be used to help writers organize their thoughts and get their ideas on paper. Campers will discover the power and excitement of writing through interactive games & activities.

The week will culminate with a writer's celebration for parents and friends.

Campers should plan to bring a snack & a drink.

Camp Re-Start

Dates: July 29 & 30

Time: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location: Pace Academy Middle School

Attendees: Pace Rising 7th grade students

Sponsor: Lisa Dubovy

Cost: $225

Over the summer, we fill our days with sunshine and Netflix. Re-entry can be difficult! Camp Re-Start will ease the transition and help students get their minds back in school mode. Consider this the "pre-season" for 7th grade.

We will build on existing study skills as we prepare for the upcoming school year. Using current events, pop culture references and games, we will practice active reading, expository writing and organized note taking strategies.

Please bring binders & dividers, a nut free snack & water.

Writing & Sensory Skills

Date: June 3 - June 6

Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location: Pace Academy

Sponsor: Children's Special Services

Attendees: Ages 4-13 (groups are divided by age levels and skill levels)

Cost: $575.00

An Occupational Therapy Based Sensory And Motor Skills Camp For Handwriting Skills and Sensory Regulation Social Social Skills.  This camp combines our nationally acclaimed WIN -Write Incredibly Now program and our Social Sensory Skills Teaching Handwriting (with 4 sensory shapes NOT letter by letter) and Social Sensory Regulation Techniques into 5 Fun Packed, Activity Based Mornings.  We will utilize Yoga, Music, Art, and Occupational Therapy Approaches.  

Camp Jump Start


Session 1: July 22 - 24 (rising PACE 4th grade students only)

Session 2: July 31 - August 1 (rising PACE 5th grade students only)

Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: $225

Sponsor: Deb Cook

Summers are a time to rest, relax, and read, but August brings thoughts of school and required summer reading. Re-entry can be tough!

In Camp Jump Start, 4th and 5th graders will get a jump on the school year by strengthening their reading comprehension using their required summer reading, building study strategies, getting organized, and acclimating to their new grade. Camp Jump Start will build confidence and help students "get their heads back in the game" before the first day of school. 

Campers should bring their required summer reading book, agenda and accordion the first day of camp. Attendees also need to bring a nut-free snack and water with them. 

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