R-MA Summer Camp Invites Rising
Fifth Grade Students to Have Fun!
Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal has offered a middle school summer camp for nearly two decades. This day and overnight camp, which provides a combination of fun and academics, has been primarily for students entering grades sixth through eight in the fall. In the last few years, however, rising fifth graders from the local area have expressed interest in attending the program as day campers. This was allowed on a case-by-case basis, and due to the success of these students, Randolph-Macon Academy has officially expanded the day camp to include rising fifth grade students.
The theme for this year’s summer camp is “Aviation in America.” Students will experience this theme through courses such as Science Explorer, where they will build kites, hot-air balloons, and model rockets, and History in Action, where they will delve into the life and times of aviators such as the Wright brothers and Amelia Earhart. The Reading and Writing course will also incorporate the aviation theme with activities such as creating a play about the Wright Brothers. Additional classes, which will be offered independent of the theme, include Digital Media, Music Technology, Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, and Study Skills.
After spending approximately three hours in classes in the morning, students will spend their afternoons enjoying sports, swimming, laser tag, arts and crafts, and other activities. Some classes may take field trips to places such as the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum. Weekend trips are available for overnight campers who choose to remain on campus; day campers are also invited to return to campus on the weekends to attend these trips, which include activities such as canoeing/rafting, trips to major theme parks, and camping.
The day program runs from 8:20 a.m. to approximately 4:20 pm (time varies depending upon the day’s activities). Early drop-off and late pick-up are allowed, although an added meal fee will be charged if a day student eats breakfast or lunch on campus.
For more information visit the Summer Camp section on our website.