Welcome to the 2020 Summer Camp Season!

Welcome to the 2020 Summer Camp Season!

Special COVID-19 Update: MHA's Summer Camp program will follow the guidelines set forth by the state regarding Day Camps. This includes limiting the number of attendees within the most current guidelines available at the time of camp. MHA will not require face coverings of campers, but temperatures will be checked daily. Campers must be without a fever (100 degrees or higher) for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication. Campers will follow proper hygiene protocols, including hand washing upon arrival, at breaks, returning from outside, before and after eating, and before dismissal. Camp leaders may send additional information regarding their specific camps directly. For questions regarding specific camps, please contact the camp leaders.

 

As a practical application of our mission to assist parents in the covenantal training of their children, we are pleased to offer a variety of summer camp activities to enrich students' and parents' experiences and foster a sense of wonder.

Our leaders invest their time and energy in these camps out of a genuine interest in the activities offered and a desire to share their passion with others. All camps are staff sponsored and are the private endeavor of the camp leader. Camps are open to non-MHA individuals unless noted in the camp description. Mars Hill Academy assumes no responsibility for the content or practical arrangements made between parents and camp leaders. Mars Hill Academy reserves the right to use your child's image for online and print publications (such as next year's camp brochure) unless you request otherwise.

We hope you have a wonderful summer full of times of leisure, pursuit of hobbies, family fun, and perhaps some travel. Most of all, we hope you can get outside and enjoy God's beautiful creation!

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Youth Camp Descriptions


Pre-K Camp: "My Heart Leaps Up: Instilling a Sense of Wonder"

Monday-Friday, July 6-10
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Ages: 4 - 5 (by May 31, 2020)

Bring your four- and five-year-olds to a special camp just for them! Your Pre-Kindergarten students will enjoy an exciting and enriching week as we explore the world around us. Children will have fun learning about the heavens, plants, animals, and the wonder of creation through crafts, play time, stories, singing, outdoor exploration, and more. Along the way, we will take time to appreciate, praise, and thank God for uniquely creating each one of us.

Camp Leader: Mrs. Claudia Smith
Location: Mars Hill Academy, Pre-Kindergarten room 301
Cost: $75/week, to MHA by check or online Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
Special note: Camp may be cancelled if fewer than five children enroll.
For more information, contact: Mrs. Patsy Hall at patsy.hall@marshill.edu or 513-770-3223.


Basketball Shooting: Boys & Girls

Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Ages: Entering grades 2 – 12

Become a better shooter by attending this four-day camp at MHA.  This camp focuses on specialized training in all aspects of shooting, including form drills, footwork, individual moves, shooting off screens, low post moves, and shooting workouts.  Camp is for boys and girls entering grades 2-12 and is 100% shooting.  This camp run by Cincinnati HS Hall of Fame Coaches Jake Grunkemeyer and Dale Haarman is sure to be a popular option, so register early!

Camp Leaders:  Coaches Jake Grunkemeyer and Dale Haarman
Location:  Mars Hill Academy, gym
Cost: $100, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at:  www.marshill.edu/camps
For more information, contact:  Coach Grunkemeyer at 513-470-3724.


Basketball Skills:  Boys

Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Ages: Entering grades 2-8

Camp will consist of offensive fundamentals, including shooting, dribbling and ball handling, and some great 30-second drills for the driveway, as well as shooting games. Campers will be divided by grade level and each camper will receive a camp T-shirt, camp basketball, and a drill packet to take home. The camp will be run by Cincinnati HS Hall of Fame Coaches Jake Grunkemeyer and Dale Haarman.

Camp Leaders: Coaches Jake Grunkemeyer and Dale Haarman
Location: Mars Hill Academy, gym
Cost: $100, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
For more information, contact:
Coach Grunkemeyer at 513-470-3724.


Bike Camp: Century Ride

Friday, June 26
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ages: Parental discretion

We'll take a challenging, moderately-paced (12-15 mph), 100-mile ride from the Foster Road Parking to Xenia, OH and back. We'll enjoy trekking along the Little Miami River with stops for snacks at Morgan's Canoe, Spring Valley and Morrow. We will lunch at the Xenia Station Picnic site with pizza from Donato's. Parents are welcome to join, or Mr. Waldy will chaperone for the day. The $20 fee covers food.

What to bring: multi-gear bicycle, helmet, water bottle, spare tube that fits your wheel size.

Camp Leader: Mr. James Waldy
Location: Little Miami Scenic Trail
Cost: $20, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
For information, contact: Mr. James Waldy at james.waldy@marshill.edu or call 513-770-3223.


Bike Camp: Nifty Fifty Ride

Friday, June 12
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Ages: Parental discretion

We will take a family-friendly, gently-paced (10 mph), 50-mile ride from Loveland to Corwin on the Little Miami Trail. We'll enjoy trekking along the Little Miami River with stops at Morgan's Canoe and Morrow and lunch at Corwin. Parents are welcome to join, or Mr. Waldy will be happy to chaperone for the day. The $15 fee includes food at our stops.

What to bring: multi-gear bicycle, helmet, water bottle, spare tube that fits your wheel size.

Camp Leader: Mr. James Waldy
Location: Little Miami Scenic Trail
Cost: $15, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
For information, contact: Mr. James Waldy at james.waldy@marshill.edu or call 513-770-3223.


Ceramics: Pottery Camp

Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24
9:00 a.m. – Noon (2:00 p.m. on Thursday)
Ages: 10 and up

Learn to "throw" pottery on the wheel and handcraft ceramic works. Each participant will be able to produce two finished pieces that will be glazed, fired and ready for practical use! Thursday will include a field trip to Queen City Ceramics and Rookwood Pottery to see a working studio, kiln and plant.

Camp Leader: Mr. James Waldy
Location: Mars Hill Academy, Rhetoric Art Room
Cost: $30, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
For information, contact: Mr. James Waldy at james.waldy@marshill.edu or call 513-770-3223.


Composition Workshop

Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7
2:30-4:00 p.m.
Ages: Entering grades 6 - 9

Refresh and sharpen your writing skills in preparation for the upcoming school year. Whether writing is your most favorite or least favorite thing to do, you will benefit from guided practice in the following areas: sentence structure, paragraph structure, proper grammar, effective word choice, and creative writing. The program is designed to reinforce basic skills needed for progress in the MHA composition curriculum.

Camp Leader: Mr. Andrew Stapleton
Location: Mars Hill Academy, room 210
Cost: $75, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
For more information, contact:
Mr. Andrew Stapleton at andrew.stapleton@marshill.edu.


Drama Intensive

Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 12
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(Performance: Friday, at the end of camp)
Ages: Entering grades 7 - 12

Drama Intensive is a brief and vigorous study of the elements of acting and stagecraft. Campers will learn by doing acting games, performing monologues, acting scenes from classic plays (including Shakespeare), and performing before an audience the last day of camp. No prior experience is required, but each student will be challenged to reach maximum potential.

Camp Leader: Mr. Lyn Cunningham
Location: Mars Hill Academy, King Alfred Hall
Cost: $115, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
For more information, contact:
Mrs. Lisa Cunningham at lisa.cunningham@marshill.edu.


 
Grammar: Summer Preparation

Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Ages: MHA students entering grades 3 - 6

This camp will provide a fast-paced, rigorous introduction to grammar to help new MHA students succeed in their new grammar lessons. Existing students can benefit from this refresher course as well. This camp includes required homework.

Camp Leader: Mrs. Traci DeBra
Location: Mars Hill Academy, room 110
Cost: $150, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
For more information, contact:
Mrs. Traci DeBra at traci.debra@marshill.edu.


 
Latin: Summer Preparation

Mondays – Fridays, June 22 – July 3
9:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Ages: MHA students entering grades 5 - 8

This is a fast-paced, rigorous introduction to Latin to help new MHA students succeed in their new Latin class. Existing students can benefit from this refresher course as well. This camp includes required homework. Campers will receive a vocabulary list prior to camp, so please contact Mrs. Cunningham at the time of registration.

Camp Leader: Mrs. Lisa Cunningham
Location: Mars Hill Academy, room 109
Cost: $325, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
For more information, contact:
Mrs. Lisa Cunningham at lisa.cunningham@marshill.edu.


 
Musical Theatre

Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 3
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
(Performance: Friday, 4 p.m.)
Ages: Entering grades 4 - 8

Join us for a fun-filled week of musical theatre camp. We will sing, dance and act. Campers will experience the audition process, rehearsals and a performance as we culminate our week with a mini musical performance, Friday, July 3 at 4:00 p.m. This camp is perfect for beginners and experienced performers.

Camp Leader: Mrs. Lisa Cunningham
Location: Mars Hill Academy, King Alfred Hall
Cost: $95, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
For more information, contact:
Mrs. Lisa Cunningham at lisa.cunningham@marshill.edu.


S'mores and Stars

Saturday, July 18
7:00 p.m. to Midnight
Ages: All

Join Mr. Waldy for an evening with the Stonelick Stargazers Club. The evening will start with a campfire, marshmallow roast and yard games, while we wait for dusk to arrive. We will then join multiple telescope-wielding members of the Stonelick Stargazers Club who will offer spectacular views of double stars, planets, nebulae, and gas clouds. Your family will be awed by this closer look at the heavens which "declare the glory of God." Perhaps you've heard of this activity and always hesitated because you thought you wouldn't know anyone else. Here's your chance to go with friends and have a great time!

Camp Leader: Mr. James Waldy
Location: Stonelick State Park and Lake Beach Area
Cost: Free, but must register
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
For information, contact: Mr. James Waldy at james.waldy@marshill.edu or call 513-770-3223.


Script Writing Workshop: Grades 4-6

Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
(Performance Noon Friday)
Ages: Entering grades 4-6

Come and hone your writing skills in this drama workshop. See your work on stage! Campers will work on projects such as retelling fairytales, fables, classic children's stories, and original stories. Learn how to develop dialogue, plot and characterization, all while mastering the art of turning stories into drama. Friday, campers will see their work performed on stage for a live audience!
Camp Leader: Mr. Lyn Cunningham
Location: Mars Hill Academy, room 211
Cost: $45, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
For more information, contact:
Mrs. Lisa Cunningham at lisa.cunningham@marshill.edu.


Script Writing Workshop: Grades 7-12

Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(Performance Noon Friday)
Ages: Entering grades 7 - 12

Come and hone your writing skills in this drama workshop. See your work on stage! Campers will work on projects such as retelling fairytales, fables, classic children's stories, and original stories. Learn how to develop dialogue, plot and characterization, all while mastering the art of turning stories into drama. Friday, campers will see their work performed on stage for a live audience!

Camp Leader: Mr. Lyn Cunningham
Location: Mars Hill Academy, room 211
Cost: $60, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
For more information, contact:
Mrs. Lisa Cunningham at lisa.cunningham@marshill.edu.


Sew Fun!

Monday, July 6 - Wednesday, July 8
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Ages: Entering grades 2 - 6

Come to SEW FUN! camp and learn how to use a needle and thread to make exciting projects. This camp is perfect for beginners as well as experienced sewers. We will learn how to sew a running stitch and a whipstitch and how to sew on a button. We will put together a sewing kit as well as make a needle book and pin cushion. We'll also try projects like small pillows, crazy pins, "stuffies," felt wallets, stuffed animals, and embroidered book markers. Each project will be unique. Because students choose the fabrics, buttons, and design, previous campers are welcome to make new projects!

Camp Leader: Mrs. Lisa Cunningham
Location: Mars Hill Academy, Grammar Art room 302
Cost: $65, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
For more information, contact:
Mrs. Lisa Cunningham at lisa.cunningham@marshill.edu.


'Son'sational Science

Monday, June 29 - Thursday, July 2
9:30 a.m. - Noon
Ages: Entering grades 5 - 8

Grab your safety glasses and beat the heat with a science camp that is sure to capture your curiosity! Campers will work in teams to answer questions such as "Which recipe makes the best slime?" and "Can I inflate a balloon with a banana?" Camp will also include science demonstrations by Mrs. Lucas that illustrate the truth of the Gospel. All campers will receive their very own pair of safety glasses and a personalized journal for recording their unique discoveries during the week. Bring a friend and come to the lab!

Camp Leader: Mrs. Laura Lucas
Location: Mars Hill Academy, Science Lab room 304
Cost: $120, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
For more information, contact:
Mrs. Laura Lucas at laura.lucas@marshill.edu.


Stage One Drama Camp

Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
(Performance: Friday, 3:00 p.m.)
Ages: Entering grades 1 - 3

Every child loves to play, and acting is playing in front of others. This camp provides instruction in the rudiments of drama and public presentation, in the context of a child-friendly and high-energy camp that teaches by doing. We will explore storytelling, do acting games, and act with scene partners both in class and in front of an audience. Let your child learn firsthand the delight of playacting!

Camp Leader: Mrs. Lisa Cunningham
Location: Mars Hill Academy, King Alfred Hall
Cost: $65, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
For more information, contact:
Mrs. Lisa Cunningham at lisa.cunningham@marshill.edu.


T - Camp: All Things T-Shirts

Monday, July 6 – Wednesday, July 8
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Ages: Entering grades 3 - 8

Join the fun at T-Camp! We'll up-cycle T-shirts into projects you will love. We'll learn how to make things like T-yarn, T-bags, T-pouches, T-headbands, T-coasters, T-skirts, and T-stuffies. We'll even T-dye. It's going to be T-rrific fun!
Bring to camp: all the T-shirts you can, scissors designated for sewing only and a sewing box (or shoe box).

Camp Leader: Mrs. Lisa Cunningham
Location: Mars Hill Academy, Grammar Art room 302
Cost: $65, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
For more information, contact:
Mrs. Lisa Cunningham at lisa.cunningham@marshill.edu.


Typing for Beginners

Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Ages: Entering grades 6 – 12

Is typing a slow, tedious and mistake-filled experience for you? Do you want to master this useful skill? This keyboarding course could be your first step on the path to efficient, accurate typing. The camp goal is introducing campers to the basics of typing, emphasizing both technique and practice. Campers will need to bring their own computer keyboards equipped with wireless internet (such as a laptop computer). Campers will be introduced to resources they can use to continue maturing in their typing skills as they practice diligently on their own.

Camp Leader: Mr. Andrew Stapleton
Location: Mars Hill Academy, Science Lab, Room 304
Cost: $75, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
For more information, contact:
Mr. Andrew Stapleton at andrew.stapleton@marshill.edu.


Volleyball: The Basics, Grades 3 & 4

Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 12
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Ages: Girls entering grades 3 - 4

This camp provides an introduction to volleyball for all incoming 3rd-4th grade girls. Encouraging a team environment, girls will learn basic, fundamental skills while spending time with each other in a God-centered climate. Campers will participate in a "tournament" at the end of the week! No experience needed.

Camp Leader: Miss Holly Edwards
Location: Mars Hill Academy, gym
Cost: $60, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
Campers who register by June 2 receive a T-shirt!
For information, contact: Miss Holly Edwards at hollyedwards@isoc.net or call 513-808-7626.


Volleyball: Skills, Grades 5 & 6

Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 12
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ages: Girls entering grades 5 - 6

This camp is open to all incoming 5th - 6th grade girls. While bonding as future teammates, girls can develop new skills or refine existing ones in a fun, God-centered environment. We will run fun drills and games throughout the week and end with a "tournament" to show off the players' new skills. No prior training necessary.

Camp Leader: Miss Holly Edwards
Location: Mars Hill Academy, gym
Cost: $75, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
Campers who register by June 2 receive a T-shirt!
For information, contact: Miss Holly Edwards at hollyedwards@isoc.net or call 513-808-7626.


Weapons and Warfare

Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31
9:00 a.m. to noon (2:00 p.m. on Wed. and Fri.)
Ages: Young men entering grades 4 and up

Each day will be devoted to introduction to a different weapon used in the history of hunting and warfare. Along the way, we will learn the history of the weapon and get acquainted with proper technique and safety for its use (our hands included). Campers may enroll for individual days ($10 each day) or the entire week ($50). Monday-Archery; Tuesday-Foil fencing; Wednesday-Sword play (with a field trip to Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil); Thursday-Martial Arts; Friday-Shotguns and safety (with a field trip to the Premier Shooting and Training Center).

Camp Leader: Mr. James Waldy
Location: Mars Hill Academy, gym
Cost: $50, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
For information, contact: Mr. James Waldy at james.waldy@marshill.edu or call 513-770-3223.


Adult Camp Descriptions

My Bible or Your Bible?

Saturday, August 1
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Ages: Adult

NIV, CLT, ESV, NKJV – every few years a new English translation appears on the market. Is each really superior to those that come before? Is there a best translation? If so, which one is it? Are there Bible translations that should be avoided? With so many choices, how can we be sure that the Bible we use is really the real word of God? Join this interactive class to learn why English Bibles differ, how to navigate the differences when reading the Bible, and how to choose a Bible for personal use.

Camp Leader: Dr. Christopher Jero
Location: Mars Hill Academy, room 207
Cost: $40, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
For more information, contact: Dr. Christopher Jero at christopher.jero@marshill.edu or call 513-467-1147.


When Black is White: A Study of Judges

Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Ages: Adult

The Bible says that there is nothing new under the sun. The present era of moral relativism finds an eerie parallel in the time of Judges, a book laden with interpretive difficulties. Yet against a bleak backdrop, the book of Judges points us to a God who works through and directs the apparent chaos of human lives in order to bring forth salvation and hope. In this interactive study participants will discover how the book of Judges grounds the reader on the objective reality of God's eternal truth and offers encouragement in a generation that is floundering morally.

Camp Leader: Dr. Christopher Jero
Location: Mars Hill Academy, room 207
Cost: $60, payable to Mars Hill Academy by check or online
Register online at: www.marshill.edu/camps
For more information, contact: Dr. Christopher Jero at christopher.jero@marshill.edu or call 513-467-1147.