It's a chance for your kids to not only have a great time with new friends this summer, but also learn something new that they will carry with them for seasons to come!
Veritas summer camps offer a range of experiences that allow children to develop their creativity, hone new skills, get active, and expand their horizons. Our summer camp instructors are trained professionals from within our community who desire to share their passion for their respective camp themes!
2019 Summer Camps
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String Explorers Camp - NOW CLOSED
Dates/Times: June 3-7, 9 AM - 12 PM
Cost: $140 (includes stringed instrument rental for the week)*
Grades: (rising) 4th - 6th graders who want to explore a stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello, or bass)
Teacher: Jennifer Petry
This camp is intended to teach a student enough in one week to help them decide if they would like to continue learning a stringed instrument. Each day students will have three sessions: a group class with other beginners, a masterclass lesson (a semi-private lesson in a small group with learners of the same level), and guided practice time to develop what they have just learned. Students will be expected to practice half an hour each day at home to prepare for the next day’s musical activities. The final day of camp includes a small concert at 11:30 to show off what we have accomplished. Students who wish to continue learning their instrument throughout the rest of the summer will have help making arrangements to find a private teacher and renting an instrument. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Petry, orchestra director at Veritas Academy, at email@example.com.
*Campers must pay Mrs. Jennifer Petry directly (online payment not available for music camps).
Dates/Times: June 10-14, 9 AM – 12 PM
Grades: (rising) 5th-9th graders
Teacher: Graham Dennis
Graham Dennis has seven years of coaching experience at the high school level, including as an assistant on a state championship team in Massachusetts. Campers will be focusing upon the following: Day 1: Rules, strategy, positions, and working on basic skills (passing, dribbling, throw in, head ball).
Day 2: Small sided drills (tight space passing and ball handling); receiving the ball on the ground and in the air; ball striking to score
Day 3: Cone work; half field drills; defense; specialty positions (goalkeeper, sweeper, center mid, center striker)
Day 4: Scrimmaging and more cone work
Day 5: Field day—fun and prizes.
Dates/Times (Two sessions to choose from):
June 10-14, 9 AM – 10 AM
July 10- 19, 10 AM - 11 AM
Grades: For girls grades 9-12 and older
Teacher: Tracy Leaman
The best offense is a good defense. And that holds true with self-defense. In this summer camp, girls grades 9-12 will learn how to avoid dangerous situations, how to be more aware, and how to get out of situations if needed. This camp will involve education as well as practical hands-on experience. We will be discussing real situations, so parents please be aware that some adult level role playing scenarios are involved. Moms and older sisters are also invited to participate. Registration fee includes the use of targets during class, boards for breaking, as well as handout materials.
Chamber Music Camp-NOW CLOSED)
Dates: June 10-14 from 9 AM - 3 PM (9-noon for less experienced players, times may change)
Concert: 1 PM on Friday, June 14
Cost:* $130 for beginner students; $160 intermediate & advanced students
Age levels: For students in grades (rising) K-12
Our purpose is to train young Christian musicians to play skillfully for the glory of God. Students of any age and ability are welcome, but must have at least one school year of playing experience and be able to read notes. The daily schedule includes orchestra rehearsals, chamber coaching, musicianship and technique classes, and special workshops. More advanced students will also participate in conducting and chamber rehearsal leadership and may be eligible to participate in the mentor program. Our focus this year is on rhythm. For more information on chamber music & this camp, click here.
Application deadline: camp applications are due by April 12 (no late applications accepted this year). *Please note that Chamber Music Camp requires a separate application filled out specifically for this camp. Please email Jennifer Petry for this application.
* Chamber Music Campers must pay Mrs. Jennifer Petry directly. Online payment not available for music camps.
Cooking Around the World: FULL!
Interested campers can be placed on a waiting list for this camp. Email director Katie Zappitella if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.
Dates/Times: June 24-28, 9 AM – 12 PM
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church
Cost: $115 per camper
Grades: (rising) 3rd-7th Grades
Teacher: Katie Zappitella
Come on a culinary adventure around the world! Experiment with new recipes and flavors, fall in love with foods you never expected, enjoy savory and sweet foods, and brush up on your geography at the same time! Each day of camp will focus on a different country. In addition, students will learn basic cooking skills, improve in their ability to read and follow recipes, and have a fabulous time. Various crafts and activities are included throughout the week. Come hungry!
Stitching Time Beginners Sewing Camp
Dates/Times: June 24-28, 9 AM – 12 PM
Cost: $100 + materials
Grades: For girls in (rising) grades 6-12
Teacher: Chris Hash
If you want to learn to turn flat fabric into wearable clothing or costumes, this camp is for you. New seamstresses will learn the basics of machine sewing and pattern reading while assembling a simple pair of pajama pants. Students should have their own portable machines, although a few loaners are available. Call Mrs. Hash with questions: 717-627-2821
Harry Potter Camp
Dates/Times: July 8-12, 12:30 - 3:30 PM
Grades: (rising) 3-6
Teacher: Amanda Crooks
Dive into the world of Harry Potter by spending a week at Hogwarts Veritas! Campers will be sorted into houses, have fun with Quidditch (and other games), concoct potions (science experiments), enjoy Butterbeer (Harry Potter themed snacks!), care for magical creatures (arts and crafts), and engage in many other magical activities. Camp is open to Harry Potter enthusiasts and budding fans.
(Note to parents: Our goal is to help engage kids imaginations and love of Harry Potter and reading while approaching activities through a Biblical worldview.)
Red Cross Babysitting
Dates/Times: July 9-10, 10 AM – 2:30 PM
Cost: $80 per camper
Grades: (rising) 5th-10th Grades
Teacher: Hannah Barry
This two-day course serves to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid.
Sew Your Own Colonial Gown
Dates/Times: July 29-August 2, 9 AM – 1 PM
Cost: $125 + materials (Adult assistants attend free)
Grades: For girls in grades 7-12 with sewing experience
Teacher: Chris Hash
Want to feel like Cinderella? Experienced seamstresses will construct a ball gown in this intensive week of sewing camp. Basic sewing skills and equipment are required. This is a wonderful experience for mothers (or grandmothers) to join their daughters to learn or refresh their own sewing skills. Will require a guided shopping trip prior to camp and extended class time on Friday. Call Mrs. Hash with questions: 717-627-2821.
Veritas Summer Camp General Info
Camp Director: Mrs. Katie Zappitella
Camp Location (except for cooking camp): Veritas Academy at 26 Hillcrest Ave. Leola, PA 17540
Camp Contact Information: Call 717-556-0690 (school office); or, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Who Can Come: Camps are open to the public! We welcome Veritas Academy students and all new friends to join us!