Fun. Fulfilling. Enriching.

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!

2021 Summer Camps

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cooking 2021Cooking Camp Days

Dates/Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, one camp day offered per week, June 14 through August 7 (except the week of July 26).

Register separately for each camp day. Exact day of each week will be determined by the instructor and participants once registrations are complete.

Cost: $25 per camp day

Location: TBD (either Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster or Instructor Katie Zapitella's home in Manheim Township).

Instructor: Katie Zappitella

Do you enjoy cooking? Do you enjoy eating even more? Expand your horizons this summer with a variety of tasty camps! Come hungry and leave full and happy.

5-7 Year Olds:

  • Week of June 21-26  |  Baking Camp FULL
  • Week of August 2-7  |  Breakfast Camp

8 years old and up

  • Week of June 14-18  |  Cooking around the World: Germany FULL
  • Week of June 28-July 2  |  Cooking around the World: Thailand FULL
  • Week of July 5-9  |  Appetizers
  • Week of July 12-16  |  Spaghetti Dinner
  • Week of July 19-23  |  Dessert Night


frozenFrozen Camp

Dates/Times: June 21-June 25, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ages: Kindergarten - 2nd Grade (minimum 10 participants, maximum 20)

Cost: $120

Instructors: Joanna and Christine Hertzog

This camp is filled with all things Anna, Elsa and of course Olaf! Fun crafts, exciting activities, and Frozen music are all to be expected during this week of camp. If you love Frozen, this camp is for you!



ceramicsCeramics Camp 

Date and times: June 21-25 from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ages: 3rd-6th Grades

Cost:  $75

Instructor: Stacy Eberly

Camp will include lessons in basic hand built pottery and sculpting technique.  (All pieces created in camp will be made with an air dry clay material.)  Have fun getting your hands dirty while creating some unique pieces to take home.



basketballBasketball Camp

Date and times: June 22-25 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ages: Boys and girls entering 5th - 8th Grades

Cost:  $95 (includes t-shirt. Please indicate size in registration form.)

Instructor: Brian Cunningham (Veritas boys middle school basketball coach)

This camp provides a fun learning environment where students will be instructed in basketball, giving them the opportunity to learn and/or improve basketball skills, compete in fun skills challenges, and bridge the connection between Christ and Sports.

Daily Schedule:

  • Station work: Shooting, Ball-handling, Rebounding, Passing/Catching, Cutting/Screening, Offensive Moves and Teaching Basketball I.Q. 
  • Bombs Away Shooting Challenge
  • 3 on 3 Competition and playoff games
  • Fun Camp games Daily

Meals: Players are encouraged to pack a lite lunch/snack and plenty of water! 

**Sanitation of the facility equipment as well as camp equipment will be strictly enforced. **



balletBallet Camp

Dates and Times: June 28 - July 2, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ages: 1st-3rd Grade (Minimum of 10 kids, Max of 20)

Cost: $120

Instructors: Joanna and Christine Hertzog

This beginner level Ballet Camp is intended to be fun, enjoyable and filled with dance! Our goal is to teach beginner ballet in a fun, encouraging way from a biblical perspective. There will be story time, arts and crafts and of course ballet! This is a great opportunity for your child to be introduced to ballet in an encouraging atmosphere!





Dates/Times: July 12-16, 10 AM - 11 AM

Ages: For girls grades 9-12 and women of all ages (adults)

Cost: $45 (includes board breaking, target kicking, and hands-on self-defense situations)
Instructor: 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.  Cost includes the use of targets during class, boards for breaking, as well as handout materials.



backyard dramaBackyard Drama Club Camps

Dates/Times: See options below

Ages: Program options for grades K-12

Cost: $60 per camp program

Instructor: Jaime Hilton, Veritas Academy Theater Director

Backyard Drama Club remembers the day when kids in the neighborhood got together to put on a show, just for the fun of it! Students come together to work through the basic process of a theatre production from auditions to an audience in a low-key, high-energy environment. 

Choose from the following camp productions:

  • Backyard Drama Club Presents "The Fairy Tail"
    • Dates and Times: July 12 - 17, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.
      • Performance for friends and family Saturday at 2:00 pm.
    • Ages: Rising 1st through 5th graders
  • Backyard Drama Club Presents "Shakespeare Under the Sea"
    • Dates and Times: August 2 - 7, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
      • Performance for friends and family Saturday at 3:00 pm
    • Ages: Rising 3rd through 6th graders
  • Backyard Drama Club Presents "The Tempest: A Musical Adventure"
    • Dates and Times: August 9-14, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
      • Performance for friends and family Saturday at 3:00 pm
    • Ages: Rising 7th through 12th graders


chamber-musicChamber Music Camp 
Dates: July 19-23. Times vary depending on age/skill level. See application for times.
Concert: 1 PM on Friday, July 23

Age levels: For students in grades (rising) K-12

Cost:* $160 for Intermediate & Advanced Programs; $130 for Beginning and Junior Programs

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, instrument choirs, instrumental improv, acting improv and special workshops and masterclasses. For more information on chamber music and this year's camp, click here. You can also email Jennifer Petry directly with questions regarding Chamber Music Camp at

Why Chamber Music?

‘Chamber music’ is music that is written for and performed by a small ensemble.  There are one to two players per part, so the student develops confidence as an individual, independent player.  Studying and playing chamber music gives the young musician an opportunity to develop his or her sense of rhythm, intonation, and tone in a setting where these elements are more apparent than in a large ensemble.  Since there is no conductor, students develop leadership skills and learn to listen more effectively.  Students improve their listening and performance skills, music reading ability, confidence as performers, and ability to work with others.

Application deadline: Camp applications are due by May 1. *Please note that Chamber Music Camp requires a separate application filled out specifically for this camp. Email for an application.* Chamber Music Campers must pay Mrs. Jennifer Petry directly. Online payment is NOT available for this camp.


harry-potterWizard Camp

Dates/Times: August 2-6, 9 AM - 12 PM

Ages: (rising) 3-6 graders

Cost: $95

Instructor: 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.

Veritas Summer Camp General Info

Camp Director: Mrs. Katie Zappitella

Camp Location (except for some cooking camps): Veritas Academy, 26 Hillcrest Ave. Leola, PA 17540

Camp Contact Information: Call 717-556-0690 (school office); or, email

Who Can Come: Camps are open to the public! We welcome Veritas Academy students and all new friends to join us!

Registration Now Closed

Thank you for your interest.