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Each week, our Rising Eagles will have "Traveling Tuesday," where we visit a local attraction related to the week's theme. We also feature daily specialty classes connected to the weekly theme!


Week 1: Inventors Workshop

June 4 - 8

Sarah Brooks, Kelly Phillips, Tia Rogers

Challenge your brain and dust off your tinkering skills to create something the world has never seen! Use your imaginations to create, fail, collaborate, and try again. Then see what kind of amazing ideas come from the process!

Specialty Class - Soi Powell

Week 2: Chef's Academy

June 11-15

Megan Collins, Kelly Phillips, Tia Rogers

Calling all foodies! Let’s talk about food and explore healthy options. Discuss where in the world our food comes from, learn about our local food market, and try your hand at growing your own healthy food items. Learn what a balanced diet looks like and practice making (and eating!) healthy snacks and meals!

Specialty Class - Ashely Swinford

Week 3: Robotics & Coding - FULL

June 18-22

Megan Collins, Sarah Mota, Eric Sogard

It’s never too early to start learning the fundamentals of robotics and coding! Participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering, & math) activities and build a foundation for learning how to code. Explore with NASA and SpaceX to see how far robotics can take us. Research the uses and benefits of robots, then create maze challenges, and try your hand at the controls of real robots!

Specialty class - Tia Rogers

Week 4: Superhero Training Camp

June 25-29

Megan Collins, Kelly Phillips, Tia Rogers

Calling all superhero enthusiasts! Spend a week learning about and meeting real, local superheroes. Take what you learned about real life superheroes and share it with your Summer Academy friends. On Friday, come dressed your favorite superhero!

Specialty class - Amber Ferguson

Week 5: Adventureland

July 2-6*

Karen Meacham, Jennifer Stevens, Ashely Swinford

Are you the next American Ninja Warrior? Have you ever dreamt of creating your own amusement park? Here’s your opportunity to design roller coasters and other attractions and create games for your peers. Join us for this action-packed week of adventureland fun!

Specialty Class - Rockin' Roller Coasters with Megan Collins

*No Summer Academy on Wednesday, July 4.


Week 6: Mission Control - FULL

July 9-13

Karen Meacham, Sarah Mota, Ashely Swinford

Ever wonder what is in outer space and want to find out more of the mysteries of the Universe? Want to see what it’s like living the life of an astronaut aboard the ISS? The Force WILL be with you at Summer Academy. Join us for an adventure that’s out of this world!

Specialty Class - Jedi Academy with Troy Vaupel

Week 7: Magical Muggles

July 16-20

Karen Meacham, Sarah Mota, Ashely Swinford

Grab your wands and meet us on Platform 9 ¾! Practice the art of making potions, test your athletic abilities in the Triwizard tournament, learn about Herbology, and discover what house the sorting hat will choose for you. You will have a wizarding time, but remember... never to mention He Who Must Not Be Named!

Specialty Class - Jennifer Stevens

Week 8: Game On

July 23-27

Karen Meacham, Sarah Mota, Ashely Swinford

It’s time to put on your game face! Play some of the classics and even create your own games during this popular Summer Academy week. Test your skills and compete in Minute-To-Win-It, relay races, brainteasers, and board games - if it’s a game, it’s ON!

Specialty Class - Eric Sogard