At Camp Webb there is a lesson to be learned around every corner – at the top of the climbing wall, on the archery range, walking along a wooded trail, on the basketball court. All of these lessons help prepare your children to make better life decisions while they’re having fun.
Camp Offerings Announcement
Registration for Camp Webb 2018 will open March 21st at 12:00 PM
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Specialty Camps 2018
If you’re looking for a camp featuring a specific interest, our Specialty Camps are for you. We are proud of our wide range of Specialty Camp offerings and are very excited about our new additions this summer. From rockets to cooking, campers will be led by our enthusiastic leaders and wrapped up in summer fun. Our very own Webb School teachers direct many of these programs. All Specialty Camps run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Campers who cannot be picked up by 2:15 p.m. may enroll in our fun Aftercare program or participate in one of our Mini Camps.
Once a camp’s enrollment has reached 10 spaces remaining, we will make a note of it here on this page next to the name of the camp. Therefore, if there is no comment concerning the number of spaces left, the camp has more than 10 spaces available.
Dates: July 23-27 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Girls entering grades 2-5 Director: Krista Lee, Webb Lower School teacher
Back by popular demand and celebrating the joys of being girls who love dolls! Ladies, get ready for a dynamic week of crafts, stories, games, and activities inspired by the American Girl dolls. We’ll have adventurous fun each day, focusing on a particular doll and all the action that surrounds each story. You and your new friends will participate in lessons ranging from creative thinking to science, friendship to leadership. Join us for a fun week of girl time! Note: Please do not bring your doll(s) with you to camp.
Dates: June 4-8 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 5-8 Director: Joe Letitia, Webb Upper School art teacher and professional artist
Space...the final frontier. Beam aboard for a unique week of creating outer space art. The range of media will encompass painting, paper-maché, printmaking, and ceramics. Create your own constellations, spaceships, alien stack dolls, and much more. Be prepared to bring outer space to life!
Dates:Session I: July 16-20; Session II: July 23-27 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Session I: Entering grades 1-3; Session II: Entering grades 2-4 Director: Sarah Lowe, University of Tennessee School of Art professor
Come build a fantastical world through a range of art techniques. Each day will be a new adventure in your created kingdom. From character to structure, we will explore paper, clay, fiber, and paint to tell your story. All that is needed is you and your imagination!
Dates: July 16-20 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering kindergarten - 2nd grade Director: Amy Marion, Webb Lower School teacher
Oink, Moo, Cock-a-Doodle-Doo! Barnyard Bonanza camp is just for you! If you like playing in the dirt, hitching up your wagon, or livin’ high on the hog, put on your work boots and join us for a week of fun! At our home on the range, campers will spend their days crafting, reading, playing games, and learning all about barnyard animals! If you join us, we’d be as happy as a pig in mud!
Dates: July 16-20 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Girls entering grades 5-7 Director: Denine Benedetto, Webb Middle School teacher
Summer reading can be a real treat…when done right. Moms often have book clubs and now it’s time for daughters to have their own as well. We will read some amazing stories together, have in-depth conversations, and make a craft inspired by each book. We’ll also learn from our favorite authors and give writing a try for ourselves. So, join us this summer and turn the pages of your imagination! Cost: $230
Dates: June 18-22 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 1-3 Director: Caroline Baker & Mary Conaty, Webb Lower School teachers
Does your child enjoy books and baking? Books by well-known authors are used to launch a variety of activities, such as baking, making books and other creative hands-on projects designed to stimulate reading and language skills. Your child is sure to enjoy this camp, cover to cover.
Dates: June 4-8 Times: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 4-6 Director: Kate Lewallen, Webb School Librarian
Can you escape a desert island, stop the zombie apocalypse, and solve history’s greatest mysteries, all in one week? Only at Breakout Camp! Like the increasingly popular escape rooms, campers will work together to solve puzzles and “breakout” of a variety of scenarios before the timer ends, all the while developing teamwork, critical thinking, and communication skills. At the end of the week, campers will work in groups to create and share their own breakout games.
Dates: Session I: July 9-13; Session II: July 23-27 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering kindergarten - 1st grade Director: Laney Haskell, local art student
Let’s get creating! Explore the amazing world of art as we go on color scavenger hunts, paint “rock stone monsters,” and make colorful, wacky hats. We will experiment transforming every-day objects into art. We will make our own tie-dye inspired color wheels, wacky faces like Pablo Picasso, and paint tasty desserts we can eat, just like Wayne Thiebaud. Secret messages, nature suncatchers, and creating masterpieces using only our fingerprints are just a few of the artsy adventures we’ll have!
Dates: July 23-27 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 3-5 Director: Christy Conley-Short, director of dance at Webb Dance Academy and former Webb Lower School teacher
Have you ever wondered about and/or practiced your own dance choreography? Do you love to dance and make new friends? During the week, we will study what makes us feel best about ourselves and how to bring our life experiences into dance performance pieces. You will share ideas in groups, and create a movie about how to write, draw, teach, and perform dance choreography with others.
Dates: Session I: June 11-15 (Fundamentals); Session II: July 9-13 (Intermediate/Advanced) Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 1-8
Director: Leonard Dickerson, Life Chess-Master and three-time Tennessee state champion
Do you love chess and want to improve your game? Then join Leonard Dickerson for a week strategic learning. The first week is mainly for helping chess players who may not have played much competitively. Campers work on piece mechanics, opening strategies, tactics, and general principles. The complexity of the material covered depends upon the skill level of the campers. The second week is for players who have ideally participated in tournaments or a previous camp, and would like to improve their tournament play. Those in the Intermediate/ Advanced Camp work on time management, point count chess, positional analysis, and team play. In both camps, there will be an ongoing tournament, and each camper will receive a personal evaluation, as well as a chess set (if needed) or a book at the camp’s completion.
Dates: Session I: July 9-13; Session II: July 16-20 Times: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 4-6 Directors: Beth Meyer, Webb Lower School teacher & Gina Grubb, local teacher
Don’t just play computer games...create them! Don’t just watch animations... program them! Give your child a jump-start on a 21st-century career. In Code Mania, participants will learn how to code (write a computer program) and develop problem-solving and logic skills by engaging in exciting, dynamic projects that they can share with family and friends. We will even code robots and drones to complete fun challenges designed by our campers. This camp is not only for summer fun, but also for those who want to get explore coding in the future. The future awaits you...the future needs YOU!
Dates: June 18-22 Times: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 2-4 Director: Louise Lindsay, Director of Innovation for Knoxville Jewish Day School
Become a Code Master! Code designs and powers our modern world - come learn and explore coding in a variety of ways. Program and race ‘bots, create and play computer games, and use code to make art. In this exciting week of camp, we will create codes for each other to follow through obstacle courses, as well as fun and funny challenges.
Dates: July 16-20 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 4-6 Director: Kate Lewellen, Webb School Librarian
Old favorites like Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes, superhero greats like Spiderman and Wonder Woman, great new graphic novels, and even Japanese manga – there’s something for everyone at Comic Book Camp! We’ll explore the wide world of comics through reading, games and crafts. Campers will also take what they learn to create their own comics!
Dates: June 4-8 Times: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 3-6 Director: Hemal Tailor, Webb School staff member and local chef
Bonjour, Hola, Ciao, Namaste, Howdy Campers...come fly away with us as we travel the world through international cuisines, cultures and costumes. Learn how to cook the different dishes of France, Mexico, Italy, India, and America, and experience those countries’ traditions and customs. This camp will inspire a love of food and cooking while exploring the globe without a passport or luggage!
Dates: June 4-8 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Boys entering grades 2-5
Director: Steve Owen, Webb Lower School P.E. teacher
If you want to design a bottle rocket ship and launch it into the air, and play a ton of fun games and sports, then Coach Owen’s Coolest Summer Hang-Out EVER! is the perfect camp for you. We’ll do a whole bunch of other activities, including: swimming, Top Trumps (themed card games from England), drawing, and play a variety of student favorite gym games such as Yoshi, Pirate’s Gold, and Star Wars Rebel Assault. On top of all that, we’ll play some Capture the Flag, kickball, and a variety of sports. We’ll end our day together cooling off with popsicles, magic tricks, and storytelling. Of course, no boy’s coolest week ever would be complete without shooting un-opened soda cans and balloons at our BB range (goggles, BB rifles, and detailed safety instruction will be supplied-I am ‘range certified’ through both the NAA and the BSA) Come join us for a fun packed week!
Dates: July 9-13 Times: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 3-5 Director: Lauren Leonard, Webb Lower School teacher and former Camp Webb assistant director
Delicious things can happen when creativity, ingenuity and a spark for tasty treats are mixed together. From developed cooks to novice pastry chefs, this camp promises something for everyone who enjoys eating their own kitchen concoctions. Following a recipe is where we will begin on our journey to a five-star-rated, kid-friendly dish that can be replicated without adult supervision. Our dishes will be bound together with crafts sure to elevate any chef’s culinary expertise. Grab your aprons and paint brush, dish towel and glitter, mixing bowl and scissors as we craft up a week of kitchen fun!
Dates: July 16-20 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Girls entering grades 2-4 Director: Donna Wineland, Webb Upper School teacher
Inspired by her own daughters, Mrs. Wineland will lead a camp to help develop strong, confident girls! Campers will take part in a variety of activities, including mindfulness and yoga, calligraphy, sign language, stamp making, and story writing. Then to shake things up a bit, participants will go on a treasure hunt (using a compass, map and instructions), and finally, receive some instruction on self defense and fencing! Girls, join the fun – we dare you!
Dates: June 11-16=5 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 1-4
Director: Lisa Haskell, local science teacher
This camp will develop your mind and body – half science and half games. Learn to think critically, solve science riddles, and have a blast while doing it! Make a balloon brain and protect it with a homemade helmet, then see who survives a “crash.” Create “foam-er-ators” and we’ll shoot them outside. We’ll also make leaf tokens, tornadoes and survival rafts, test groovy lava lamps, and learn lots of magic science tricks! For the other half of the day, play cooperative team-building games: Army Navy, American Gladiators, Scram Ball, Scatter Ball, Dodge Ball, Prison Dodge Ball, Mighty Mouse, Pac Man, Museum, and lots more!
Dates: Session I: June 4-8; Session II: June 25-29 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 3-7
Director: Rosina Guerra, Spotlights Performance Center’s award-winning director
Children have a natural inclination for acting and movement. Learn how acting and movement, mixed with a little creativity, can be transformed into performance skills. Campers will be responsible for memorizing their lines and incorporating these skills into an end-of-the-session presentation.
Dates: Session I: (Girls only) June 11-15; Session II: (Boys only) June 18-22; Session III: (Girls only) June 25-29 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 4-6 Director: Charlie Arp, Webb Lower School teacher
Game controllers, robots and rockets are all fun to use, but have you ever tried building them? Working in teams, campers will learn the steps of the engineering process in order to design and create exciting gadgets. Campers will then put their new knowledge to the test in various engineering challenges. Some of the activities may include building and racing cars made from recycled materials, creating game controllers that will hook up to a computer, and building a waterhydraulic-powered robot, tinkering with robots using toy motors and everyday objects.
Note: Buddy requests will not be honored in this camp - teams will be determined at random.
Dates: July 9-13 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering kindergarten-1st grade
Director: Denine Benedetto, Webb Middle School teacher
If you believe in fairies, don’t just clap your hands – join us for a “fairy-tastic” week of magical adventures! Fairies will twirl their way through a whole host of pixie-perfect activities: a fairy naming ceremony, earning their wings, listening to and telling fairy stories, making fairy crafts, water play, building fairy homes, fairy dances and tea parties, and “flying” with their very own fairy wings on nature walks. Experience the magic with us!
Date: June 18-22 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 3-5 Director: Matt Lauer, Webb Lower School teacher and aeronautical enthusiast
Are you fascinated by things that fly? Do you love airplanes and rockets? Then spend a week making your own flying contraptions! Campers will begin with paper airplanes, then move through balsa wood gliders and rubber-band-powered planes, and eventually build different types of rockets. It will be a blast!
Dates: July 23-27 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 5-8 Director: Melissa Schweitzer, Webb Middle School staff member
Do you know the location of Thalia’s Tree, have a ticket to Platform 9 . or understand Klingon? Have you ever built a model of the Death Star, drawn a map of the Upside Down, or dreamed of your own super power? Then this camp is for you! Come join us to celebrate our fandom geekiness. We will explore graphic novels, play games, learn how to build props, design costumes, and celebrate other geeky interests. Every fandom is welcome!
Dates: June 25-29 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 1-3
Directors: Dodie Montgomery, Webb Lower School P.E. teacher, and Ginger Miller, former Webb Lower School P.E. teacher
What could be better than spending the entire day playing games? Coaches Miller and Montgomery will lead your child on a thrill ride of some of our campers’ favorite games, plus some brand new activities. Expect the return of the scooter board games, parachute activities, games with the Kin-Ball, and water games. Activities will take place indoors and outdoors.
Date: June 4-8 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 4-6 Directors: Bob Grimac, local teacher & Marianne Gansley, local artisan
Each morning, we’ll learn to talk with our hands! Sign language instructor Bob Grimac will cover the basics, such as colors, animals, numbers, weather, foods, drinks, and verbs. Students will learn more than 200 signs and by week’s end, be able to answer simple questions in sign language. In the afternoon, campers will work with jeweler Marianne Gansley to make an attractive piece of jewelry, each day. They will learn a variety of techniques (including basic beading) and use various materials, including old objects. Participants will also make upcycled pieces, using a variety of LEGO bricks to create fun and colorful jewelry.
Dates: June 4-8 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Girls entering grades 2-5
Director: Jennifer Venable Austin, professional dancer and founder of Arts in Motion
Girlfriends are you ready to “get down with your bad self?” Learn Hip-Hop dance moves, including stomp dances, row dancing, jump and thump, and pop-and-lock skills. No prior dance training is required to learn street combinations with “kickin’” moves – just comfortable clothing and sneakers.
Dates: Session I: June 18-22; Session II: June 25-29 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 1-4
Director: Lisa Haskell, local science teacher
Kaboom! Through exciting experiments, campers will learn simple chemistry by creating erupting volcanoes, ocean waves, fireworks in a jar, and invisible ink. While learning about water, air, bugs, forces, and plants, they’ll construct rockets to launch, cargo boats, bug habitats, plant biodomes, and even marshmallow catapults! Once campers learn about frogs, they’ll take home an aquatic frog in his/her own personally-created habitat (optional).
Dates: Session I: June 4-8; Session II: June 11-15 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 3-6
Directors: JoAnn Guidry and Susie Skinner, Webb School technology coordinators
Will your robot complete the mission, run the race and battle to the end? Get ready to build a machine to drag-race, design “battlebots,” and explore the exciting world of LEGO® Robotics. Campers will be randomly placed in groups of three or four by the directors. With cooperative learning, campers rotate through the responsibilities of building robotic toys and programming them using computers. Don’t miss out on this fun and exciting camp. We are excited for this years’ addition of an all-girls week! No previous experience with robotics or computers is necessary.
Note: Buddy requests will not be honored in this camp.
Dates: July 23-27 Times: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 4-6 Director: Louise Lindsay, Director of Innovation for Knoxville Jewish Day School
Makers are inventors, designers and tinkerers. If your child is intrigued by creating new things, solving challenges, and having fun, they belong in Makerspace Camp. The makerspaces at Camp Webb will ignite campers’ imaginations by providing materials such as recyclables, LED lights, batteries, and basic circuits with which they will create. “Makers” will participate in daily challenges like the Power Tower Build and the Wacky Shoe Contest. There will be plenty of time for individual tinkering and designing objects that only our campers can envision.
Dates: Session I: June 16-20; Session II: July 23-27 Times: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 4-5 Director: Jenifer Lawrie, Webb Upper School teacher
What makes steel strong and Silly Putty stretchy? Find out in a week of experimental learning about matter! Some of the activities may include making paint from milk, making glass from sugar, and making slime and bouncy balls. Under the experienced supervision of Mrs. Lawrie, campers will even make fiber optic wires out of glass!
Dates: June 4-8 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 1-3 Director: Shaney Brown, Webb Middle School science teacher
Back again for its 12th year! Get ready for some “wild” fun at Nature Discovery Camp. Spend your days catching critters, investigating habitats and learning about the natural world. Campers will safely catch aquatic and terrestrial animal species, and map their distribution in the Camp Webb habitat. Campers will learn how to lessen their impact on the environment while having lots of fun with games, activities and crafts.
Dates: July 16-20 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 1-3 Director: Cindy Landon, Webb Lower School teaching assistant
Calling all Fashionistas! Have you ever dreamed of becoming a fashion designer or walking the New York runway? Then this is the camp for you. You will design your own fashion pieces without even sewing, design and create accessories, and learn how to model them for your friends. Every day is a fashion show!
Dates: June 4-8 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering Kindergarten-1st grade Directors: Laney Haskell, local art student, and Lisa Haskell, local science teacher
Campers will turn on their creativity as they paint with bubbles, objects found in nature, cookie cutters, shaving cream, and food! We will construct elf/fairy houses, edible animals, “firework art,” crystal paint, “spider web art,” and summer seed mosaics. Unique art techniques will be explored daily, including artistic adventures with homemade sidewalk chalk, clay and various other projects. The wide variety of techniques and media will inspire innovation and spontaneity! Look out – the art race is on!
Dates: Session I: June 4-8; Session II: June 25-29 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering kindergarten - 1st grade Director: Louise Lindsay, Director of Innovation for Knoxville Jewish Day School
Ahoy mateys! If you are an adventure-loving swashbuckler, come to pirate camp. You will spend a week sword fighting, knot tying, and treasure hunting. We will race boats, explode miniature treasure chests, learn pirate songs, and participate in STEM challenges like keeping your pirate ship afloat... even when it’s filled with treasure. Pirates will also make treasure maps and participate in team builders designed to strengthen the crew’s morale. And of course, we will play every pirate’s favorite game, Capture the Flag.
Dates: July 16-20 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 5-8
Director: Joe Letitia, Webb Upper School art teacher and professional artist
Learn a variety of printmaking techniques, including monoprint (paintings on plexiglass transferred with a printmaking press), linoleum cuts, woodcuts, and lithography. Experiment with the color and immediacy of monoprints. Campers can use portable painting easels to paint outside landscape pictures; then make a series of prints based on their paintings. Work from your imagination or do a large self-portrait. Also, help create a mega-woodcut print.
Dates: June 25-29 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 4-6 Director: Laurie Fisher, local artisan
Quilting is an incredibly fun type of sewing! You will be amazed at what you can make once you learn a few new skills. In this camp, you will learn basic quilting skills: how to choose and place fabrics, measure and cut fabric, piece fabrics together, make a quilt sandwich, attach a binding, and quilting techniques. You’ll also create a mug rug, a doll quilt, and a placemat. Sew Fun I and II or previous sewing experience are required for this camp, along with a sewing machine. All other materials are provided.
Dates: June 11-15 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 3-7 Director: Brandon Glasheen, local artist
Are you ready to jam? Come experience the thrills of starting a band – from the first steps of creating your band’s name and logo all the way to an end-of-camp rock performance alongside a real rock band! In this camp, you’ll learn about playing different instruments, simple song performance, music appreciation, and the joys of becoming a real rock and roll band. Any level of musical skill, whether you are an experienced rocker or a complete beginner, is welcomed. Instruments will be provided and fun will be had by all!
Dates: June 23-27 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering kindergarten-2nd grade
Director: Laura Barton, Webb Lower School teacher
From Mulberry Street to Whoville, come explore the world of Dr. Seuss! Make friends with Mayzie, Horton, the Lorax, Yertle the Turtle, and more. Who was Dr. Seuss? Learn his real name, what inspired him to write silly, rhyming stories and create funny characters, and more. Campers will become Dr. Seuss experts by designing truffula trees, eating Seussy snacks and crafting Seussical crafts.
Dates: June 11-15 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 4-6 Director: Laurie Fisher, local artisan
Sewing is not only a useful skill to have, it’s also a lot of fun! In this camp, you will learn to sew by hand, as well as on a sewing machine. You’ll make a large pillow, a pillowcase, a small hand-sewn stuffed animal, and an eye pillow. Basic sewing techniques, as well as how to use your machine, will be taught. No sewing experience is required. All materials are provided, but you must bring a sewing machine.
Dates: June 18-22 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 4-6 Director: Laurie Fisher, local artisan
Continue the fun that began in Sew Fun I! In this camp, you will learn more advanced sewing techniques. You’ll make a pillow in the shape of your initial, pajama pants, a laundry bag, and a tote. If you were not able to attend Sew Fun I, some sewing experience will be required. All materials will be supplied, but you must bring a sewing machine. You will be very proud of what you can make!
Dates: June 11-15 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 1-3 Director: Laura Barton, Webb Lower School teacher
Calling all brave Jedi Knights. Join Commander Barton in a galaxy far, far away for Star Wars Camp! Use the force and make light sabers, play Star Wars games, read books and battle the dark side. Jedi knights will create the Millennium Falcon, TIE fighter and X-wing Starfighter, as well as other crafts that are out-of-this-world. Join us…it is your destiny!
Dates: June 11-15 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 2-4
Director: Amy Marion, Webb Lower School teacher
Don’t get bored this summer doing the same old things! Come bust up your boredom at this camp full of indoor and outdoor games and crafts that might get a little messy. What’s the theme of this camp, you ask? FUN!
Dates: June 11-15 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering kindergarten-2nd grade
Director: Christy Conley-Short, Webb dance instructor and former kindergarten teacher
Are your dancing shoes moving all the time? Do you love sharing ideas and making new friends? Dance frees our inhibitions to be who we really are. We will study what makes us feel best about ourselves and then dance our hearts out! Our dances will be inspired by a mix of contemporary, ballet, jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop! Bring your creative ideas for making a movie about dance, performing and making new friends.
Dates: June 25-29 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 4-6
Director: Amanda Lee, Webb Middle School teacher
Chocoholics, party people, and candy lovers unite! Each day we’ll make delicious concoctions for you to munch and add to your baking repertoire. You’ll make your own “Sweet Treats” recipe book and other delectable crafts to complement your culinary creations. Come satisfy your sweet tooth as we dip, drizzle and dazzle with our confections!
Dates: June 18-22 Times: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering kindergarten-2nd grade Director: Lauren Leonard, Webb Lower School teacher and former Camp Webb assistant director
Do you enjoy the heights of a timeless tale or the peaks of a brand new read? Travel with me to the wild blue yonder, under the deep blue sea, and soar through a world of magic and mystery as we climb the ranks of famous children’s literature. Reading, singing and dancing, crafting, playing games and eating self-made snacks will take us through every turn of the page, revealing the excitement in all sides of the story. The Secret Life of Books is the perfect pick for all budding bookworms!
Dates: July 16-20 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 3-6
Directors: LeAnne Johnson and Jean Helbig, Webb Upper School choral teachers
The Voice: Singing Camp – where every camper is a star! Singers work in a fun, upbeat and supportive atmosphere while exploring and singing the music of Hollywood’s stage and screen legends, as well as today’s pop stars. This camp focuses on developing the young voice and will include basic choreography. The week culminates in a performance, celebrating the glitz and glamour of our Hollywood legends, past and present.
Dates: July 9-13 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 3-5 Directors: Instructors from Knoxville Children’s Theatre
There is a reason we call it a “play.” Acting is fun! Under the guidance and expertise of the instructors at the Knoxville Children’s Theatre, campers will exercise their imaginations and grow in wonderful and unexpected ways. They will work all week toward an exciting final performance. Campers will be responsible for memorizing their lines for the performance and a “let’s get this show on the road” attitude!
Dates: July 23-27 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 3-5 Directors: Instructors from Knoxville Children’s Theatre
Theater improv may look wild and crazy, but there’s a method behind the madness; it takes teamwork, confidence and some mad skills. Under the guidance and expertise of the instructors at the Knoxville Children’s Theatre, campers will learn valuable skills to help them create unique characters from head to toe that can go with the flow in any improv situation. And we’ll finish the week off with an exciting, made-from-scratch improv show.
Dates: SessionI: July 9-13; Session II: July 16-20 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 2-5
Director: Lisa Haskell, local science teacher
Create wacky, wild and creative things to play with and observe. These projects inspire fun and innovation. Just a few of the crazy concoctions include: treasure stone with treasure inside, crystal paint, crystal farms to take home, custom-made silly scents, edible bracelets, fruity chapstick and an Ultimate Kid Concoctions feast of homemade mini-foods such as dragonfly candy, ladybug candy (no real insects involved in either!), mini-cakes and pies!
Dates: July 23-27 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 3-5
Director: Lauren Leonard, Webb Lower School teacher and former Camp Webb assistant director
Whoa...now here’s a cool idea! Campers will test variations of different recipes each day. They’ll take part in exciting group “taste test” challenges to compare and contrast how the different ingredients/amounts affect each recipe. Campers will learn cooking and baking terminology, as well as techniques. They’ll also receive a cookbook containing all the recipes we tested throughout the week. This camp is a great combination of using everyday math and science skills in your kitchen.
Dates: June 18-22 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 1-3 Director: Kristi Wofford, Webb Lower School teacher
Wait a minute, did you say you’ve always wanted to be a detective? Well, here’s your chance! A week of super-sleuthing can be yours in Whodunnit Camp. You’ll become an expert at breaking secret codes and footprint identification, and come home each day covered in fingerprint dust. Enjoy the challenge of solving a mystery each day and earn your detective badge with all your new knowledge. So, collect your clues, round up your suspects, crack the case, and reveal Whodunnit!
Dates: Session I: June 18-22; Session II: June 25-29 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 5-8
Director: Joe Letitia, Webb Upper School art teacher and professional artist
There is nothing like the smell of sawdust in the morning! Campers will study woodworking materials, processes, and the safe use of tools. Roll up your sleeves and mesh your creativity with some basic woodworking skills to construct awesomely insane birdhouses, your own pinewood derby cars and more.
Dates: Session I: June 11-15; Session II: June 25-29 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 5-8
Director: Matt Lauer, Webb Lower School teacher
Amazed by Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings? Spellbound by Star Wars? Why not write your own fiction? Mr. Lauer will help you create fascinating characters and concoct exciting adventures. Nutty activities will help stimulate the creative process. Campers will also enjoy traditional summer fare like swimming and outdoor games.
Sports Camps 2018
Campers work hard, have fun, learn new skills, and perfect the old ones. Camp Webb’s coaching staff includes former professional-level players, local private coaches, current Webb School coaches, and other local high school coaches. All Sports Camps run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Campers who cannot be picked up by 2:15 p.m. may enroll in our fun Aftercare program or participate in one of our Mini Camps.
Once a camp’s enrollment has reached 20 spaces remaining, we will make a note of it here on this page, next to the name of the camp. Therefore, if there is no comment concerning the number of spaces left, the camp has more than 20 spaces available.
Date: July 23-27 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 1-4 Directors: Dodie Montgomery & Jeana Jarmon, Webb Lower School teachers
Are you game for an awesome week led by the dynamic duo of Coach Montgomery and Mrs. Jarmon? BOOM! It’s Game Time! Would you like to rule in “Ultimate Domination,” snatch some loot from the opponent’s treasure chest or block your opponent’s pinball shot on the scooter board? Join this high-energy, high action week that will be jam-packed with your favorite P.E. games.
Dates: June 11-15 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Boys entering grades 1-5
Director: Steve Owen, Webb soccer coach and Lower School P.E. teacher
Through a series of fun and interactive games and drills, campers will learn the fundamentals of soccer. Our young soccer enthusiasts will engage in age-appropriate activities designed to help them become better shooters and passers, and develop a well-rounded soccer mindset. We’ll also make time to stretch, swim in the pool, snack, and play an actual soccer game each day. This camp is great for players wanting to work on their skills and stay on the ball through the off-season. It’s also a super introduction to soccer for first-time players.
Dates: June 25-29 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Boys entering grades 5-8 Director: Rico Silvera, Webb head varsity boys lacrosse coach
Whether you’re just picking up a stick or you are already an impact player looking to take your skills to the next level, this week of lacrosse is exactly what you need to improve your game. The day will be packed with drills, scrimmages, and fun games, focusing on the basic skills or improving the fundamentals and specific skills required for a young player to excel at any level of competition. Coaching focus and drills will be specific to the individual positions in lacrosse, including attack, midfield, longstick defense, goalkeeper, and face-off specialist. Individual fundamental skills will be merged into advanced team concepts, including help defense, transition and settled offense. Through drills, we’ll build and create a fun, instructive and competitive atmosphere where players can progress to understanding and executing critical lacrosse team concepts. This camp combines both team concepts and individual skills in a fun but demanding environment.
Dates: June 4-8 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 2-5 Director: Kevin Julian, Webb assistant varsity football coach and local teacher
Crank your summer up a notch with Champs Camp! Flag football, basketball, whiffleball, soccer, dodgeball games, Olympics, and more will bring the sports fun your camper is looking for on the court and field this summer. Coach Kevin Julian will coach campers on the fundamentals of these sports, organizing plenty of games in addition to reinforcing good, competitive play. Sign your champ up now for a week of sports for champions!
Dates: June 18-22 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering kindergarten-4th grade
Director: Barbara Roark, local teacher and cheer instructor
Go Camp Webb! Campers will be trained in the fundamentals as they learn motions, cheers, chants, and stunts. Separated into groups according to age and ability, campers will work on individual skills and group dynamics. Coach Roark has a wealth of experience, including 17 years as a cheerleading coach, a Junior Olympics qualification, and multiple state championship appearances. She will be assisted by daughters and former Adventure Camp counselors Tascha Roark Fyke and Kelsye Roark Shell.Make sure to bring your spirit!
Dates: June 25-29 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 2-6
Director: Jay Moore, Webb Middle School P.E. teacher
Back by popular demand – a week of everyone’s favorite games. Campers will participate in Poison Ball tournaments inside and then head outdoors to play favorites such as Capture the Flag and flag football. Variations on Poison Ball will be played with Gator Skin balls (non-sting). Please make sure to wear sneakers and bring a water bottle.
Dates: July 9-13 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 4-8
Directors: David Meske, Webb athletic director and head varsity football coach, and Ricky Norris, Webb Upper School dean of students and head varsity boys basketball coach
Tired of just focusing on one sport? Want to be a well-rounded athlete? Join Coach David Meske and Coach Ricky Norris for a week of football and basketball improvement. We’ll concentrate on individual skill improvement and each camper’s ability to play within a team structure.
Dates: Session I: June 25-29; Session II: July 9-13 Ages: Entering kindergarten-4th grade Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Director: Barbara Roark, local teacher and cheer instructor
Do you love to do back walkovers and round-offs? Get ready for a week of the balance beam, rolls, handstands, and more! Coach Roark is certified to coach gymnastics and has instructed young gymnasts for more than 19 years. She will be assisted by daughters and former Adventure Camp counselors Tascha Roark Fyke and Kelsye Roark Shell. She will group campers by age and ability to teach the fundamentals. Join us for a week of fun and flexibility!
Dates: June 18-22 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 1-5
Director: David Meske, Webb athletic director and head football coach
It’s football time at Camp Webb! Coach Meske and his staff will guide campers through all the basics of beginning football while keeping in mind that each child is unique and develops at his/her own pace. This program stresses lessons of value that reach far beyond the playing field, such as: self-discipline, teamwork, concentration, friendship, and leadership. This camp is non-contact, but hard work. Campers will need to bring cleats.
Dates: July 16-20 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Boys entering grades 3-5 Director: Ricky Norris, Webb head varsity boys basketball coach and Upper School dean of students
The Nothin’ But Net basketball camp is designed specifically to teach younger players the basic fundamentals of basketball. Camp staff members will create a competitive basketball environment that is designed to allow each camper the opportunity to improve his skills during the week. Campers will also be taught the value of sportsmanship and how to accept winning and losing. Our hope is that each camper develops an excitement for sports and an appreciation for being part of a team.
Dates: July 9-13 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Girls entering grades 3-6
Director: Susie Norris, Webb varsity cheer and dance coach
Go, Green, Go! Get the full Spartan Spirit experience during this week of learning the basics of being on both a cheer squad and a dance team. Coach Norris has 20 years of coaching experience; she is an NCA instructor and has choreographed for school, Allstar and college programs. The camp day will be filled with cheers, stunts, dances, tumbling, technical class, hip-hop, jazz, pom, sign-making, and teamwork activities. The week will culminate with a pep rally for the rest of Camp Webb. This camp is great preparation for someone interested in cheering and dancing in middle school.
Dates: Session I: June 4-8; Session II: June 11-15; Session III: June 18-22; Session IV: June 25-29; Session V: July 9-13; Session VI: July 16-20; Session VII: July 23-27; Session VIII: July 30-August 3 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 1-7 Director: Jimmy Pitkanen, Webb head varsity tennis coach
Camp Webb Tennis Camp provides instruction for beginners through tournament-level players. Campers focus on individual skill instruction, point development and match play. Players are grouped according to skill level and age. Coach Pitkanen and his staff will lead campers through an exciting and rewarding week. Cost: $225
Dates: July 23-27 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Girls entering grades 5-8 Director: Deidre Keeble, local private coach
Campers are trained on the fundamentals of volleyball, including spiking, serving and passing. Team concepts will also be incorporated into individual skills training. Coach Keeble along with Webb’s State Championship coaches will teach campers to apply the skills acquired in games and competitions during all five days of this camp. This is a great opportunity to learn and to continue to develop the fundamentals of volleyball within a fun and encouraging atmosphere.
Dates: July 16-20 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Boys entering grades 6-8
Director: Ricky Norris, Webb Upper School dean of students and head varsity boys basketball coach
Webb Basketball Camp has been recognized as one of the best basketball fundamentals camps in the area. Camp enrollment is limited to achieve a 1:8 coach-to-player ratio. Players learn individual drills that will enhance performance. Campers of all skill levels are encouraged to attend; however, participants should have a serious desire to become better basketball players.
Dates: June 18-22 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 3-8
Directors: Shelley Collier, Webb head varsity girls basketball coach and Webb assistant athletic director, and the Lady Spartan coaching staff
Back again for another year, this popular camp features exciting guest appearances. Basic skills and fundamentals will be taught, including shooting technique, ball handling, passing and catching, footwork, and defense. Offensive skills for post and guard positions are emphasized as well. Lady Spartan players will assist; they’re great role models and will entertain the campers with skits as well. Mark your calendar for this week of basketball – “Where learning is fun and winning is in the details.”
Dates: June 11-15 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: Entering grades 2-6
Directors: Jay Moore, Webb Middle School P.E. teacher, and David Meske, Webb athletic director and head football coach
Do you love playing sports? How about a whole week of all sports, all day? More play, less talk! Sports will include football, basketball, battleball, soccer, badminton, and more! Campers will review fundamentals and then participate in tournament play. Staff will emphasize sportsmanship, teamwork and cooperation. Appropriate athletic clothes and footwear are required. Sports equipment will be provided.
Tired of getting up every morning and throwing together lunches in a lunch box? We provide lunch and it’s included in the cost of all camps! Campers and staff cool off together in the cafeteria and enjoy a nutritious, hot lunch. We also offer a salad bar, fresh fruit, and the trusty peanut butter and jelly sandwich. In addition, we are a “nut-aware” camp, and work with families when children have specific allergic conditions.
A nurse is on site and available every day of the Camp Webb season. Our nurse will call you if your camper comes to visit and requires more than minor medical attention. The nurse is here to dispense medication when required, provide first-level health care if needed, and TLC all the time! Our ultimate goal is to be proactive and to practice prevention by safeguarding against accidents and illness as much as possible.
Extended Camp Day Options - Aftercare:
Campers who cannot be picked up at the end of their camps may stay for extended supervision for an additional charge. Aftercare provides a variety of activities for campers during their afternoon time. Campers are put into groups according to grade and enjoy a rotation of varied activities including sports, arts & crafts, and more!