Specialty Camps

Danger Camp

In this age of computers and video games, kids still need time for play, imagination, and epic adventures! At Danger Camp, we believe in hands-on games and activities that encourage curiosity, problem-solving, and confidence. And sometimes, we allow kids to flirt with danger in a safe and controlled environment.

Sound dangerous? A little.

Sound different? A lot.

Sound fun? Absolutely!

At Danger Camp, it’s really about making your own fun!

Join Scott Sargent & Patrick Campbell for Danger Camp!

Session 1: June 3 - June 14
Session 2: June 17 - June 28    
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Open To: Age 9 – Rising 6th grades
Cost: $795 for two week session (One week: $450)
Fee includes all supplies, field trips and lunches.

Debate Camp

Date: June 3 -7

Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Ages: Rising 5th - 8th grades

Cost: $375

Sponsor: Shunta Jordan and Ed Williams

The Pace Academy Middle School Debate Camp prepares middle school students for competitive speech and debate in local leagues and for competitive high school debate in the years to come. The skills sharpened during the camp aid students in their academic classwork as they prepare for a rigorous pre-college academic track in high school. Speech and debate help develop many of the most important skills needed for a successful professional career in the contemporary world: public speaking, research skills, thinking under pressure, and applying analytical approaches to complex problems. 

Chess Camp

Date: June 10 - June 14  OR  July 8 - July 12

Location: Pace Academy
Time: Full Day 9:00am-3:30pm  OR half day 9:00am-12pm, 12:30pm-3:30pm
Attendees: Rising 1st-6th grade
Cost: $375(full day)  $225 (half day)
Sponsor: Passport Chess

Art Exploration

Date: June 10 - June 14

Location: Pace Academy

Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. for Rising K-2nd grades

          1 p.m. - 4 p.m. for Rising 3rd-5th grades

Attendees: Rising K-5th

Cost: $400

Sponsor: Art At Home 

Campers will be introduced to a variety of fun and interesting art projects taught by several artists during the course of the week.  The week includes Marbling, Printing, Shibori (a Japanese method of folding and clamping to make beautiful patterns in silk dyed items), Printing/Sewing and Wet Felting! 

Play-Well LEGO Engineering Camp (Rising K-3rd graders)

Date: June 17 - June 21

Location: Pace Academy
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Attendees: Rising K - 3rd grades
Cost: $375

Sponsor: Play-Well TEKnologies

Prepare for a full day LEGO camp packed with hands-on and minds-on STEM fun!  Build projects inspired by cool machines close to home, such as Helicopters, TreeHouses and Beam Bridges.  Then build a Portal to the Nether, Creepers and Minecarts from the Minecraft universe!  Engineer and craft innovative solutions in this new full-day themed engineering camp for LEGO fanatics!

Play-Well LEGO Engineering Camp (rising 2nd-5th)

Date: July 8 - July 12

Location: Pace Academy
Time: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Attendees: Rising 2nd - 5th grades
Cost: $375

Sponsor: Play-Well TEKnologies

Gear up for a full-day LEGO camp packed with hands-on and minds-on STEM fun! In this challenge based program, build projects inspired by cool machines close to home, such as Gear Cars, Gondolas, Merry-Go-Rounds, and Scissor Lifts. Then build Motorized Minecarts, Ghasts, and Creepers from the Minecraft universe! Engineer and Craft innovative solutions in this new full-day themed engineering camp for LEGO fanatics!

Smith's Sports Academy

Date: June 24 - June 28

Location: Pace Academy
Time: 9 a.m-3 p.m.
Attendees: Rising 1st - 8th grades
Cost: $325

Sponsor: Coach Demetrius Smith

The Multi-Sport Camp will give campers the opportunity to experience a variety of sports over the 5 days.

Campers will practice great sportsmanship & learn how to be a great teammate and team player.

Each morning, we will focus on learning the basics of each sport and developing skills for each sport. Our afternoons will be spent on organized game play in a tournament setting! 

Into The Spotlight Theatre Camp, JR

Date: July 8 - July 19  (one week sessions are available)

Location: Pace Academy Fine Arts Building (FAC)
Time: 9am-3pm
Attendees: Rising 3rd - 7th grades
Cost: $750 for 2 weeks/$400 for 1 week

Sponsor: Sean & Genevieve Bryan

Do you have a kid who loves to sing, act or dance?  Are they constantly performing around the house?  Do you know all the words from every Disney Musical because of your aspiring performer?  If the answer is YES, Then In THE SPOTLIGHT, JR is here to help!  In The Spotlight, Jr is a beginning musical theatre camp that encourages third to fifth grade kids to discover their artistic voice through creative play, while developing their confidence, character and presentation skills through ensemble performance.  This summer camp offers an all-encompassing look at what goes into staging a Musical Theatre showcase in an experienced, safe and nurturing atmosphere.  Students will participate in improvisation, theatre games, workshop songs, vocal technique and learn choreography of beloved and age-appropriate shows.  The camp culminates in a musical revue, BITS OF BROADWAY performed on the F.A.C. stage.

 

Into The Spotlight

Date: July 8 - July 19 (one week sessions available)

Location: Pace Academy Fine Arts Center (FAC)
Time: 9am-3pm
Attendees: Rising 6th - 12th grades
Cost: $750 for 2 weeks/$400 for 1 week

Sponsor: Sean & Genevieve Bryan

Into The Spotlight is a musical theatre camp designed for Middle School and High School students who are interested in trying musical theatre for the first time to the more experienced performer.  Students will study voice, acting and dance in a small group setting where they will develop their fundamental performance skills and explore their creativity.  Classes will include theatre games, improvisation, vocal technique, song/sing interpretation and choreography.  This program is great place to take the next steps in your training.  The camp will culminate in a Musical Theatre Revue on the FAC Stage!

Bookbinding Art - NEW!!

Date: June 24 - June 28

Location: Pace Academy
Time: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Attendees: Rising 6th - 12th grades
Cost: $450

Sponsor: Art At Home

We will begin the week with a simple pamphlet book: then make a coptic bound book with collage covers that you design.  Your third book will have a wrap around cover of either recycled leather or fabric (vegan) bound with longstitch.  You will also learn how to tear paper to make folios and signatures (the guts of a book), how to create clasps, and how to add decorative end papers to the signatures.  You will be able to choose your longstitch.  cover from a variety that the instructor will provide.  Your collage covers will be of your own design (done in class).  Please bring a sack lunch, snack & drink each day.

Painting & Cartooning!

Date: July 8 - July 12

Location: Pace Academy
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Rising K-2nd)    1 p.m.- 4 p.m. (Rising 3rd-5th)
Attendees:  Rising K-5th (see times above)
Cost: $400

Sponsor: Art At Home

This week will be led by a professional comic book artist from Spain!  We will learn about Painting, Collage, Cartoon Character Development, Clay Modeling, Painting to Music and Splatter Painting!

Abrakadoodle Art

Date: July 15 -  July 19

Location: Pace Academy
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Attendees:  Rising K - 5th grades
Cost: $425

Sponsor: Abrakadoodle Art

Abrakadoodle: Space Art Adventure STEAM Camp
Join us and blast off to an outer space adventure! Learn about the solar system, meteoroids, meteors and meteorites, constellations and much more. Create art that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math concepts. Explore fun art techniques, play games and make friends that are “out of this world”! All while we reach for the stars!

Junior Drone Pilots

Date: July 8th-12th

Location: Pace Academy

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Attendee's: Rising 1st & 2nd

Cost: $425

Sponsor: Drobots Company

Drone pilots is specifically designed for campers with little to no experience flying drones.  We use the safest & most reliable Drone products on the market including the Parrot drones for enhanced safety and most of all, fun.  Campers will learn the basics of Drone technology and safety before taking to the air.  Through the use of ipad flight simulators and clear instructions on basic flying maneuvers, Young Drobot Pilots will experience a program filled with excitement, games, challenges and learning.  Campers work all week long to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the week: The Ultimate Drone games that include events such as: Tic-Tac Drone, Drone Darts, Duck, Duck Drone and more.  All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer.  Drone safety & the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program.   

Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge

Date: July 15th-19th

Location: Pace Academy

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Attendees: Rising 3rd-5th grades

Cost: $425

Sponsor: Drobots Company

Ultimate Drone Obstacle is specifically designed for both the novice and the experienced Drone enthusiasts.  This week is filled with pure action as campers enjoy one of the world's fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle Racing!  Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport.  From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone's speed and agility.  Campers will use I-Pads and remote controls to navigate the drone through short & long obstacle courses.  Participants will also create the design and help build the obstacle course!  Campers will go home with a workbook and plenty of Drobot Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer.  Drone safety & the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program. 

Public Speaking Camp

Date: June 3 - 7

Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Ages: Rising 5th - 8th grades

Cost: $250

Sponsor: Shunta Jordan and Ed Williams

The Pace Academy Public Speaking camp is perfect for students looking to learn and practice logical thinking, confidence when speaking in front of others, and quick thinking in a supportive, noncompetitive environment. Public speaking is a critically important skill for almost every profession in today's world, yet many people harbor a fear of speaking in front of others. Speaking in front of others is often ranked near the top of many people's lists of most feared activities. 

Public speaking doesn't have to be scary or intimidating, and like the common saying goes, practice does absolutely make perfect! Pace's Public Speaking Camp is designed to break down the barriers to speaking in front of others through a variety of structured activities that build baseline fundamental logical and rhetorical skills in addition to practicing speaking in a public setting. 

Geek Week

Date: July 8 -12

Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Ages: Rising 3rd - 8th grades

Cost: $350

Sponsors: Katy Cowles and Scott Sargent

Let your inner geek loose! Geek Week features five days of movie-themed fun. Crafts, games, and snacks all revolve around a popular movie and at the end of the day, we'll enjoy popcorn and a screening. Lunch, snacks, and supplies are all included.

Kid's TV

Kid' TV

Date: July 15-19

Time: 9am-3pm

Grades: Rising 4th-9th

Cost: $375

Camper's in our Kid's TV Film Camp will work in teams to learn camera basics, lighting, producing, and set management,  The campers will rotate through various crew positions as they work as a professional film crew to produce their own video project (i.e. music, video, movie etc.....)

Come Join The Fun!!