2022 Academic / Enrichment / Arts Camps

Houston Academy will host several academic / enrichment camps and programs this summer that are OPEN to the Wiregrass. Check out the list below and sign up soon! If you have any inquiries, email Mr. James Holmes at holmesj@houstonacademy.com.

Robotics Camp (Rising 2nd)

Instructor:  Leisha Hayes

Grades:  Rising 2nd

Dates:  June 21-23 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  10am – 12pm

Cost:  $130.00 per child

Location:  Room 204 – LS STEAM Lab

Class Size:  15

Special Instructions:  Light snack will be provided.

Brief Description:  Fun with Dot and Dash / Coding / Build your own Robot!

Robotics Camp (Rising 3rd)

Instructor:  Leisha Hayes

Grades:  Rising 3rd

Dates:  June 21-23 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  1pm – 3pm

Cost:  $130.00 per child

Location:  Room 204 – LS STEAM Lab

Class Size:  15

Special Instructions:  Light snack will be provided.

Brief Description:  Fun with Dot and Dash / Coding / Build your own Robot!

Building Number Sense One game at a time! (Rising 3rd)

Instructor:  Segrid White

Grades:  Rising 3rd

Dates:  Aug 2-4 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  10am – 12pm

Cost:  $125.00 per child

Location:  Room 206

Class Size:  10

Special Instructions:  Light snack will be provided.

Brief Description:  Come join Ms. White for a few days of math practice, review and fun before moving up to 3rd grade. Snack will be provided and space is limited.

Math in Real Life (Rising 4th)

Instructor:  Sara Purvis

Grades:  Rising 4th

Dates:  June 14-16 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  10am – 12pm

Cost:  $125.00 per child

Location:  Room 211

Class Size:  16

Special Instructions:  Please bring a drink/a light snack will be provided

Brief Description:  Come join Sara Purvis and see how math is used in real life! Space is limited.

"Needing a 5th Grade Math-a-Maddox Review?"

Instructor:  Angie Maddox

Grades:  Rising 6th graders

Dates:  July 26-28 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  9:30am – 11:00am

Location: Room 202

Cost:  $150

Special Instructions:  TBD

Class Size:  TBD

Brief Description:  Review of 5th Grade Math Skills with focus on skills using fractions and decimals.

"Needing a 6th Grade Math-a-Maddox Review?"

Instructor:  Angie Maddox

Grades:  Rising 7th graders

Dates:  July 26-28 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  1:00pm – 2:30pm

Location: Room 202 – HA Campus

Cost:  $150

Special Instructions:

Class Size: 

Brief Description:  Review of 6th grade skills with focus on skills using equations, integers and inequalities.

Exploring Art with Clay! Make a phone speaker! (June)

Instructor:  Brian Gates

Grades:  Rising 6th – 8th

Dates:  June 15-17 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  10am – 12pm

Cost:  $175.00 includes supplies

Location:  HA campus (Brian Gates Villa)

Class Size:  12

Special Instructions:  Deadline for registration is May 31st.

Brief Description:  Clay hand-building: hand-building methods, slab building and coil building.

Exploring Art with Clay! Make a phone speaker! (July)

Instructor:  Brian Gates

Grades:  Rising 6th – 8th

Dates:  July 5-7 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  10am – 12pm

Cost:  $175.00 includes supplies

Location:  HA campus (Brian Gates Villa)

Class Size:  12

Special Instructions:  Deadline for registration is June 28th.

Brief Description:  Clay hand-building: hand-building methods, slab building and coil building.

Painting..Painting..Painting! (June A)

Instructor:  Brian Gates

Grades:  Rising 6th – 8th

Dates:  June 20-22 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  10am – 12pm

Cost:  $175.00 includes supplies

Location: HA campus (Brian Gates Villa)

Class Size:  12

Special Instructions:  Deadline for registration is May 31st.

Brief Description:  One on one lessons. Subject matter: Flowers, landscapes, etc. Advanced techniques with acrylic painting.

Painting..Painting..Painting! (June B)

Instructor:  Brian Gates

Grades:  Rising 6th – 8th

Dates:  June 27-29 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  10am – 12pm

Cost:  $175.00 includes supplies

Location:  HA campus (Brian Gates Villa)

Class Size:  12

Special Instructions:  Deadline for registration is June 13th.

Brief Description:  Clay hand-building: hand-building methods, slab building and coil building.

Engineering: Flying Toy Adventure (Rising 4th)

Instructor:  Leisha Hayes

Grades:  Rising 4th

Dates:  June 28-30 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  10am – 12pm

Cost:  $130.00 per child

Location:  Room 204 – LS STEAM Lab

Class Size:  12

Special Instructions:  Bring a drink – light snack provided.

Brief Description:  Students will build / test their very own flying toy.

Engineering: Flying Toy Adventure (Rising 3rd)

Instructor:  Leisha Hayes

Grades:  Rising 3rd

Dates:  June 28-30 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  1pm – 3pm

Cost:  $130.00 per child

Location:  Room 204 – LS STEAM Lab

Class Size:  12

Special Instructions:  Bring a drink – light snack provided.

Brief Description:  Students will build / test their very own flying toy.

French Camp

Instructor:  Ginger Wilder

Grades:  Group 1 (Rising 1st – 3rd) | Group 2 (Rising 4th – 6th)

Dates:  July 18-19 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  Group 1:  9am – 11am | Group 2:  1-3pm

Cost:  $90.00 per child

Location:  HA Campus (Ginger Wilder)

Class Size:  12

Special Instructions:

Brief Description:  What will we do? We will learn basic conversation phrases, colors, the alphabet, numbers, French songs, play French games, look at French art and learn about famous Paris landmarks. We will also learn how to make crepes and omelettes. Snacks and supplies included. Ooh la la!

Intro to Algebra 1 Boot Camp

Instructor:  Jack Whigham

Grades:  Rising 8th

Dates:  June 27-30, Refresher Aug 3-4 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  2pm – 3:15pm

Location: Coach Whigham’s Villa

Cost:  $170

Special Instructions:  Email Coach Whigham with any questions whighamj@houstonacademy.com

Class Size:  22

Brief Description:  Students will learn and review the prerequisites of Alg. 1 and get a head start on the Alg. 1 course. Students will need a notebook and writing instrument. Other materials will be provided. Aug dates are to refresh material learned in June.

Intro to Geometry Boot Camp

Instructor:  Jack Whigham

Grades:  Rising 9th

Dates:  July 11-14 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  2pm – 3:15pm

Location: Coach Whigham’s Villa

Cost:  $150

Special Instructions:  Email Coach Whigham with any questions whighamj@houstonacademy.com

Class Size:  22

Brief Description: Students will review the algebra skills needed to succeed in Geometry and will get a head start on the Geometry course. Students will need a notebook and writing instrument. Other materials will be provided.

Intro to Algebra 2 Boot Camp

Instructor:  Jack Whigham

Grades:  Rising 10th

Dates:  July 25-28 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  2pm – 3:15pm

Location: Coach Whigham’s Villa

Cost:  $150

Special Instructions:  Email Coach Whigham with any questions whighamj@houstonacademy.com

Class Size:  22

Brief Description:  Students will review the algebra skills needed to succeed in Alg. 2 (after being in Geometry a year) and will get a head start on the Alg. 2 course. Students will also be instructed on conversions WHICH IS VITAL FOR THE 10TH GRADE CHEMISTRY COURSE. Students will need a notebook and writing instrument. Other materials will be provided.

Ultimate Ukulele (Beginners)

Instructor:  Joey Keener

Grades:  Rising 1st – 4th

Dates:  June 13-15 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  8am – 10am

Location: Room 603 (Elizabeth Dove Cook Grand Hall)

Cost:  $125

Special Instructions:  Snacks will be provided.

Class Size:  12

Brief Description:If you have new played the Ukulele before and are wanting to learn, this is the camp for you! Join Mr. Keener as we explore the wonder of Ukulele! We will learn the basics of tunning, strumming, and learning cords!

Ultimate Ukulele (Advanced)

Instructor:  Joey Keener

Grades:  Rising 4th – 12th

Dates:  June 13-15 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  10:30am – 12:30pm

Location: Room 603 (Elizabeth Dove Cook Grand Hall)

Cost:  $125

Special Instructions:  Snacks will be provided.

Class Size:  12

Brief Description:This camp will be for those who completed Ultimate Ukulele last summer with Mr. Keener OR if you are a current 5th grader who played Ukulele last year in Mr. Keener’s 4th Grade class. We will look at more advanced chord structures, 2 part songs, and more!

iPhone Photography & Cinematography 101

Instructor:  Joey Keener

Grades:  Rising 5h – 12th

Dates:  June 13-15 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  1pm – 3pm

Location: Room 603 (Elizabeth Dove Cook Grand Hall)

Cost:  $100

Special Instructions:

Class Size:  15

Brief Description: HAVE AN IPHONE AND WANT TO TAKE EPIC PHOTOS AND VIDEOS? COME FIND OUT HOW TO COMPOSE, TAKE AND EDIT PICTURES AND VIDEOS LIKE A PRO!

Wiregrass + ACT Preparation Classes

Instructor:  Starla Lewis, Wanda Emblom, Cindy Huff

Grades:  Rising 11th and 12th

Dates:  July 5-14 (see info below) (Click Here to Register)

Times:  5:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Room 401 or 411

Cost:  $175

Special Instructions: 12 total hours (spread over six classes) of time-tested instruction and support on each of the five ACT tests. Our goal is to teach students strategies and techniques, as well as provide practice to enhance student performance on the ACT Tests. The classes consist of four hours of instruction for the Science Reasoning test and the Math test. Two hours are devoted to the English test, and two hours are split between the Reading test and the Writing test.

Class Size:  Minimum 10 and Maximum 30

Brief Description:  Classes will be held on July 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, and 14. Students will need to bring a pencil or pen and a calculator to class. All other materials will be provided.

Math ROCKS - Review (Rising 4th)

Instructor:  Sara Purvis

Grades:  Rising 4th Graders

Dates:  July 26-28 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Room 206

Cost:  $125

Special Instructions: n/a

Class Size:  10

Brief Description:  Bring water or drink/snack provided.

Math ROCKS - Review (Rising 2nd)

Instructor:  Segrid White

Grades:  Rising 2nd Graders

Dates:  July 19-21 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Room 206

Cost:  $125

Special Instructions: n/a

Class Size:  10

Brief Description:  Bring water or drink/snack provided.

Building Number Sense - Rising 3rd

Instructor:  Segrid White

Grades:  Rising 3rd Graders

Dates:  July 26-28 (Click Here to Register)

Times:  10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Room 206

Cost:  $125

Special Instructions: n/a

Class Size:  10

Brief Description:  Bring water or drink/snack provided.