Virginia Teen academic Camps and Programs

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540-636-5484Randolph-Macon Academy Summer Programs Front Royal, VA U.S.A.

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Randolph-Macon Academy offers residential and day camps for students in grades six through twelve.

The Academy is located on 135 acres with mountain views to the east and west. The Shenandoah River and the famous Skyline Drive are nearby. The overnight facilities include air- conditioned dorm rooms, with two campers sharing a room.

Middle School Academic Camp

This camp is for rising sixth through eighth grade students for overnight campers, and rising fifth through eighth graders for day campers. Students take up to three classes in the morning, choosing from Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, Study Skills, Digital Media, Music Technology, The Experimental Explorer, Journeying Journalists, and Legends and Lore of Virginia.

The theme of Colonial America will be woven into the curriculum of the latter three classes. During the afternoons, evenings and weekends, students may participate in on-campus activities such as arts and crafts, dodge ball, basketball, soccer, or swimming, or go off-campus for laser tag, rafting, bowling, movies, or amusement park trips. This camp is offered as a two week session July 3-15 and July 17-29, and as a four-week session July 3-29. Staying on campus during the weekends is optional.

Upper School Summer School

The summer school program, for students in grades 9-12, lasts four weeks (July 3-29) and provides students with one full high school credit in either a core course or two electives (each elective is one-half credit). Students may earn one full credit by taking one of the following full-day: English 10, English 11, Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, Chemistry, Spanish I, Spanish II, French I, French II, World History II, U.S. History, and Comparative Religions. Students who would like to take elective courses may enjoy taking two of the following courses, which are worth a half-credit each: Filmmaking, Creative Writing Workshop, Financial Success & Future Planning, Public Speaking, Design Concepts for Engineering, Computer Literacy, SAT Prep, Computer Programming in Visual Basic, and Study Skills.

Students who need to improve a grade or strengthen their skills may take two of the following half-day courses as repeat classes: English 9, English 10, English 11, Spanish I, Spanish II, World History I, U.S. History, World History II, U.S. Government, Biology, Chemistry, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus. English 8 and Pre- Algebra are also available, but do not provide high school credit.

Classes are held from 8:00 am to approximately 3:45 p.m. After a study hall time and dinner, students enjoy various evening activities, such as bowling, movies, swimming, and on- campus sports. English as a Second Language English as a Second Language is available to residential students entering grades six through twelve in the fall. After an intense day of studying and classwork, students have time to interact with English-speaking students during meals and activities. They also go on local field trips and learn about American culture.

Students stay in age-appropriate dorms and attend the weekend trips. This full immersion course runs July 3-29.

Flight Camp

The Flight Camp is a four-week program that includes dual-flight time in a Cessna 172 with an on-staff flight instructor and a ground school that is intended for students who have not yet flown their first solo. This camp runs July 3-29.

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