2024 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.

Taylor Swift: Eras Camp JUNE

Instructor:  Natalie Cromer

Grades:  Rising 1st grade and UP

Dates:  June 11-14 (Click here to register)

Times:  9:00am – 12:00pm

Cost:  $195 (includes Swiftie Bag)

Location:  HA Campus (Room 322)

Class Size:  

Special Instructions:  Feel free to come each day wearing your favorite Taylor costumes! The last day come extra glitzy and glamourous for the performance!

Brief Description:  Calling all Swifties! Are you ready for it? Dive into the music with karaoke, master the moves with choreography from Taylor’s music videos, create friendship bracelets and other Swiftie Swag, test your knowledge with trivia, write your own lyrics to a Taylor song , bake some of Taylor’s favorite goodies, and much more. The last day will be a special showing of The Eras Tour movie along with a performance for parents of what you’ve learned!

Taylor Swift: Eras Camp JULY

Instructor:  Natalie Cromer

Grades:  Rising 1st grade and UP

Dates:  July 23-26 (Click here to register)

Times:  1:00pm – 4:00pm

Cost:  $195 (includes Swiftie Bag)

Location:  HA Campus (Room 322)

Class Size:  

Special Instructions:  Feel free to come each day wearing your favorite Taylor costumes! The last day come extra glitzy and glamourous for the performance!

Brief Description:  Calling all Swifties! Are you ready for it? Dive into the music with karaoke, master the moves with choreography from Taylor’s music videos, create friendship bracelets and other Swiftie Swag, test your knowledge with trivia, write your own lyrics to a Taylor song , bake some of Taylor’s favorite goodies, and much more. The last day will be a special showing of The Eras Tour movie along with a performance for parents of what you’ve learned!

Getting Techy with it: Learning Google and Apps that come with it - AM

Instructor:  Holly Braswell

Grades:  Rising 5th & 6th graders

Dates:  July 23-25 (Click here to register)

Times:  8:30am – 11:00am

Cost:  $95.00 per child

Location:  HA Campus (Middle School Science Lab)

Class Size:  30

Special Instructions:  Bring your laptop charged every day.

Brief Description:  We will get very comfortable using and navigating all of the new programs and apps you will need to start your year successfully!

Getting Techy with it: Learning Google and Apps that come with it - PM

Instructor:  Holly Braswell

Grades:  Rising 5th & 6th graders

Dates:  July 23-25 (Click here to register)

Times:  11:45am – 2:15pm

Cost:  $95.00 per child

Location:  HA Campus (Middle School Science Lab)

Class Size:  30

Special Instructions:  Bring your laptop charged every day.

Brief Description:  We will get very comfortable using and navigating all of the new programs and apps you will need to start your year successfully!

Study Skills Week 1 (Emphasis on Chemistry)

Instructor:  Caleb Woodock

Grades:  Rising 10th graders

Dates:  July 22-25 (Click here to register)

Times:  8:00am – 10:00am

Cost:  $115

Location:  HA Campus

Class Size:  

Special Instructions:

Brief Description:  For any rising 10th grader, this camp will help prepare them for the upcoming year, emphasizing study skills and the beginning foundations of chemistry

Study Skills Week 2 (Emphasis on Chemistry)

Instructor:  Caleb Woodock

Grades:  Rising 10th graders

Dates:  July 29 – Aug 1 (Click here to register)

Times:  8:00am – 10:00am

Cost:  $115

Location:  HA Campus

Class Size:  

Special Instructions:

Brief Description:  For any rising 10th grader, this camp will help prepare them for the upcoming year, emphasizing study skills and the beginning foundations of chemistry

Summer Chess Camp (Boys and Girls)

Instructor:  Brian McDonald

Grades:  Rising 6th-12th graders

Dates:  June 17-19 (Click here to register)

Times:  1:00pm – 3:00pm

Cost:  $75.00 per child

Location:  HA Campus (Room 503)

Class Size:  20

Special Instructions:  Bring a water bottle.

Brief Description:  Students will be divided into beginner and intermediate groups. We will cover openings, defense vs offense, middle-game strategies, quick-play, and much more. Tournament held on the final day!

Rising 2nd Grade Boot Camp Math/Reading

Instructor:  Segrid White/Sophie Gilmore

Grades:  Rising 2nd

Dates:  June 25-26 (Click here to register)

Times:  9:00am – 11:30am

Cost:  $115

Location:  Room 207 at HA

Class Size:  24

Special Instructions:  Snack Included

Brief Description:  Help your kiddos stay on top of their reading and math game by reviewing concepts and skills learned throughout the year. We will work for 1 hour on math, then another hour on reading. We will work in small groups, as a whole group, in centers and play skill-based games. Get comfortable with your future teacher and classmates and let’s get 2nd-grade ready!

Rising 3rd Grade Boot Camp Math/Reading

Instructor:  Segrid White/Sophie Gilmore

Grades:  Rising 3rd

Dates:  June 18-19 (Click here to register)

Times:  9:00am – 11:30am

Cost:  $115

Location:  Room 207 at HA

Class Size:  24

Special Instructions:  Snack Included

Brief Description:  Help your kiddos stay on top of their reading and math game by reviewing concepts and skills learned throughout the year. We will work for 1 hour on math, then another hour on reading. We will work in small groups, as a whole group, in centers and play skill-based games. Get comfortable with your future teacher and classmates and let’s get 3rd-grade ready!

Algebra 2 Boot Camp

Instructor:  Jack Whigham

Grades:  Students entering Grade 10 or new Students to Algebra 2

Dates:  July 16-18 (Click here to register)

Times:  1:00pm – 2:30pm

Cost:  $115

Location:  HA Campus (HH Room 407)

Class Size:  20

Special Instructions:  

Brief Description:  Pre-Requisite Material for Alg 2 and also material that will be useful in the 10th grade Chemistry course (Data Analysis)

Geometry Boot Camp (Session A)

Instructor:  Jack Whigham

Grades:  Students entering Grade 9

Dates:  June 25-27 (Click here to register)

Times:  1:00pm – 2:30pm

Cost:  $115

Location:  HA Campus (HH Room 407)

Class Size:  20

Special Instructions:  Session B in July will be the same material, just different days for those that can’t do session A

Brief Description:  To introduce basic geometric concepts and prepare for the upcoming course.

Geometry Boot Camp (Session B)

Instructor:  Jack Whigham

Grades:  Students entering Grade 9

Dates:  July 9-11 (Click here to register)

Times:  1:00pm – 2:30pm

Cost:  $115

Location:  HA Campus (HH Room 407)

Class Size:  20

Special Instructions:  Session A in June is the same material, but just different days for those that can’t do Session B

Brief Description:  To introduce basic geometric concepts and prepare for the upcoming course.

French Camp (Cooking, Language, Culture)

Instructor:  Ginger Wilder

Grades:  Rising 1st-3rd Graders 9am-11am AND Rising 4th-7th Graders 1pm-3pm

Dates:  July 9 (Click here to register)

Times:  Rising 1st-3rd Graders 9am-11am AND Rising 4th-7th Graders 1pm-3pm

Cost:  $90

Location:  HA Campus Room 318

Class Size:  12

Special Instructions:  

Brief Description:  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, French bread, and omelets. Snacks and supplies included. Ooh la la!

Screen Free Summer Camp

Instructor:  Sara David and Brian David (HA Faculty members)

Grades:  Rising 5K – 3rd Grades

Dates:  June 17-20 (Click here to register)

Times:  8am – 11am

Cost:  $120

Location:  HA Campus Lower School Commons

Class Size:  25

Special Instructions:  Bring a water bottle and a snack.

Brief Description:  Children will engage in daily themed crafts, scavenger hunts, story time, and recess with a variety of fun games. We will beat the heat with a cool treat each day before dismissal. Thursday will feature water play!

Ultimate Ukulele Camp

Instructor:  Joey Keener

Grades:  Rising 5K – 4th Grades

Dates:  June 11-13 (Click here to register)

Times:  10am – 12pm

Cost:  $100

Location:  HA Campus EDC 603

Class Size:  18

Special Instructions:  Snacks will be provided!

Brief Description:  If you have never 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!

Bucket Drumming Camp

Instructor:  Joey Keener

Grades:  Rising 5K – 4th Grades

Dates:  June 11-13 (Click here to register)

Times:  8am – 10am

Cost:  $100

Location:  HA Campus EDC 603

Class Size:  18

Special Instructions:  Snacks will be provided!

Brief Description:  If you have never played the Bucket Drum before and are wanting to learn, this is the camp for you! Join Mr. Keener as we explore the wonder of Bucket Drumming! We will learn the basics of Bucket Drumming!

Oceans Alive!

Instructor:  Natalie Cromer

Grades:  Rising 5K – 5th Grades

Dates:  July 23-25 (Click here to register)

Times:  9am – 11am

Cost:  $120

Location:  HA Campus Room 322

Class Size:  20

Special Instructions:  Please bring a water bottle!!

Brief Description:  Dive in as we explore the ocean with hands-on science lessons, experiments, and crafts all relating to the ocean and its inhabitants

Bricks and Beads AM

Instructor:  Alana Gray

Grades:  Rising 1st – 4th Grades

Dates:  June 25-27 (Click here to register)

Times:  9am – 11am

Cost:  $120

Location:  HA Campus Room 203

Class Size:  12

Special Instructions:  Snack and all materials will be included

Brief Description:  Students will be provided instruction and guidance on building Lego structures and creating beaded masterpieces including keychains and bracelets.

Bricks and Beads PM

Instructor:  Alana Gray

Grades:  Rising 1st – 4th Grades

Dates:  June 25-27 (Click here to register)

Times:  1pm – 3pm

Cost:  $120

Location:  HA Campus Room 203

Class Size:  12

Special Instructions:  Snack and all materials will be included

Brief Description:  Students will be provided instruction and guidance on building Lego structures and creating beaded masterpieces including keychains and bracelets.

Fractured Fairytales Reader's Theater

Instructor:  Angie Sieving

Grades:  Rising 3rd-6th Grades

Dates:  June 4-6 (Click here to register)

Times:  9am – 12pm

Cost:  $120

Location:  HA Campus Room 321

Class Size:  12

Special Instructions:  Snack will be provided daily.

Brief Description:  This class offers learning with a twist as you act out classic fairytales. Focus is on comprehension skills and text structure as well as voice inflection when speaking. .

Greek Mythology Stories

Instructor:  Angie Sieving

Grades:  Rising 3rd – 6th Grades

Dates:  June 11-13 (Click here to register)

Times:  9am – 12pm

Cost:  $120

Location:  HA Campus Room 321

Class Size:  12

Special Instructions:  Snack will be provided daily.

Brief Description:  This course includes an introduction to classic Greek Mythology stories Integrating with ELA skills of story elements and allusion.

Let's Go Camping!

Instructor:  Angie Sieving

Grades:  Rising 3rd – 6th Grades

Dates:  June 18-20 (Click here to register)

Times:  9am-12pm

Cost:  $120

Location:  HA Campus Room 321

Class Size:  12

Special Instructions:  Snack will be provided daily.

Brief Description:  This class covers different ways of turning the classroom into a campground through science, reading, and math.

MATH - Number Crunchers JUNE session

Instructor:  Sara Clardy

Grades:  Rising 4th Grades

Dates:  June 19-20 (Click here to register)

Times:  9am-11:30am

Cost:  $115

Location:  HA Campus Room 211

Class Size:  12

Special Instructions:  Please bring a water bottle! Snacks will be provided!

Brief Description:  Students will use 3rd grade math standards to improve/review their prior knowledge, and be introduced to 4th grade math practices!

MATH - Number Crunchers JULY session

Instructor:  Sara Clardy

Grades:  Rising 4th Grades

Dates:  July 22-23 (Click here to register)

Times:  9am-11:30am

Cost:  $115

Location:  HA Campus Room 211

Class Size:  12

Special Instructions:  Please bring a water bottle! Snacks will be provided!

Brief Description:  Students will use 3rd grade math standards to improve/review their prior knowledge, and be introduced to 4th grade math practices!