It's a chance for your kids to not only have a great time with new friends this summer, but also learn or create something new that they will carry with them for seasons to come!
Veritas summer camps offer 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!
2022 Summer Camps
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This list may be updated with a few more offerings in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
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Intro to Programming
Days: June 20 - 24
Times: 10 am - 2 pm
Ages: 8th grade and above (must have completed Algebra)
Instructor: Pasan Perera
An introduction to software development principles, design patterns, and tools. The goal is to expose students to careers and opportunities relating to the field of software.
Cooking Camp Days
Days: Several choices, see below. Register separately for each camp day.
Times: 9 am - 12 pm
Cost: $40 per camp day
Location: .5-7 year old camps and Ireland camp held at Zappitella home in Manheim Township. All others held at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
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 Years Old
- Thursday, June 23: Pasta Dinner
- Thursday, July 14: Death by Chocolate!
8 years old and up
- Monday, June 13: Yeast Breads
- Tuesday, June 21: Cooking Around the World: India
- Monday, June 27: Cakes!
- Wednesday, June 29: Cooking Around the World: Ireland
- Monday, July 11: Death by Chocolate!
- Tuesday, July 19: Boards and Platters (like charcuterie!)
Backyard Drama Club Camps
Dates/Times/Ages/Location: See options below
Cost: $60 per camp program | $30 per Teen Troupe program
Instructor: Jaime Hilton, Veritas Academy Theater Director
Backyard Drama is a low-key, high-energy introduction to theatre. We use songs, dancing, costumes, and sets to tell delightful stories while learning how to be actors who reflect the glory of Jesus.
The Teen Troupe takes their gifts a step further by serving as counselors and producers. Teens sign on to be part of the production team: designing the costumes, props, sets, dances, music, and blocking of the youth show, Much Ado About a High School Musical. Once campers have gone home for the day, teens stay and rehearse their own production to present Saturday afternoon for family and friends.
Choose from the following camp productions:
You Are Special - WAIT LIST ONLY
June 27 - July 2 at Lancaster Alliance Church
Backyard Drama Camp (Grades 1 - 5): 10 am - 2 pm
Teen Troupe (Grades 9 - 12): 9 am - 5 pm
July 2 Performances: Backyard Drama 1 pm | Teen Troupe 3 pm
You Are Special (an adaptation of the story by Max Lucado) tells the story of Punchinello the Weemick. All Weemicks have unique skills, but Punchinello is not special or beautiful. With help from a smattering of songs (including one from Encanto!) Punchinello learns that gray dots and gold stars don’t matter so much when you spend time with Eli, the One who made all the Weemicks. This little parable is a sweet reminder of where we find our identity.
This Backyard Drama Camp is now full. Interested students can sign up for the waiting list and we will notify you if a spot comes available.
Much Ado About a High School Musical
August 8 - 13 at Veritas Academy
Backyard Drama Camp (Grades 3 - 7) 10 am - 2 pm
Teen Troupe (Grades 9 - 12): 9 am - 5 pm
August 13 Performances: Backyard Drama 1 pm | Teen Troupe 3 pm
It's a Shakespeare/Musical Mash-up! We're taking Shakespeare's classic play, Much Ado About Nothing, and mixing it with songs and dances from the hit franchise, High School Musical. Let the fun and hilarity ensue!
Chamber Music Camp
Dates: July 18-22. Times vary depending on age/skill level. See forthcoming application for times.
Concert: 1 PM on Friday, July 22
Age levels: For students in grades (rising) K-12
Cost:* TBA Coming Soon
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. You can also email Jennifer Petry directly with questions regarding Chamber Music Camp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for an application.* Chamber Music Campers must pay Mrs. Jennifer Petry directly. Online payment is NOT available for this camp.
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 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!