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Welcome to Summer Rocks at Emmanuel Lutheran School! This year we will be offering camps for students in Preschool through rising 6th grade. In our program your child can explore a wide variety of areas. Please read the program listings carefully to find out more about each camp. 

All programs are held Monday through Friday. A snack is served each day, and a hot lunch is offered for children attending after 12:00 for $2.00 per child per day for the Explorers camps. Please note that there is no camp on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

The Little Tikes program is for Infant thru rising Kindergartners. Our infant and toddler program is a predominantly extend day program. For our two-year-olds through rising kindergartners we offer a choice of half, full or extend day options. Please speak with the Director regarding these and other options. Our Explorers Program, for rising 1st thru rising 6th grade students, offers a choice of half day or full day, with lots of flexible options. Arts and crafts, swimming, and other fun activities round out the afternoon for our full-day campers. Emmanuel under the Lights, for rising 2nd thru 8th grade, is a partial-day camp. Please read carefully to determine camp hours. It all culminates with two fantastic drama camp performances.

Space is limited, so don’t delay! Please note that a non-refundable $50.00 registration fee and four signatures are required for the application to be complete and to reserve your child’s spot. This fee is applied to the cost of the camps. Also, please feel free to call us at 281-8182 with any questions you may have about any of our programs.

Wishing you a safe and fun-filled summer!

Caroline Marino
Summer Programs Director  

Downloads

 

Summer Rocks 2018 Brochure (pdf)

Summer Rocks 2018 Application (pdf)

Summer Rocks 2018 CHANGE FORM (pdf)


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Registration will begin on April 9, 2018. 

A copy of the applicant’s most recent immunization records must accompany applications for new students. Additional paperwork is required for our Little Tikes program, please see Camp Director. 

  • Please read all registration information carefully before completing the Summer Programs Application.
  • One application must be completed for each participant

Financial Obligations:

  • A non-refundable $50.00 registration fee and four signatures are required for the application to be complete. This fee is subsequently applied to the cost of the camps. The balance of the Camp Fee is due one week prior to the beginning of the camp session. 
  • Payment must be made in the form of cash or check.
  • Current Tuition Express families need to contact the main office (281-8182) if you want to continue with TE for the summer.
  • A 10% discount is extended to the camp fees of siblings. Inquire about details and limitations.
  • No sibling discount on camps noted in brochure due to contractors’ restrictions. 
  • No tuition-free days are allowed (i.e. sick days, vacation days, etc.). 
  • If a camp is cancelled due to low interest, a refund will be issued.
  • Once you sign up for a camp and you want to drop or switch to another camp, you must present a written request (SEE FORM BELOW) to the camp director or front desk two weeks in advance. Failure to provide written request at least two weeks in advance will result in required payment due for the full amount.
  • Field Trips subject to change based on availability.
  • For all field trip camps, it is required that each child bring a snack, lunch, and drink since the schedules will vary.
  • Please check with the camp counselors the morning of each field trip for an estimated time of arrival back at ELS. 

 


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For Infants to rising Kindergarten

Nine 1-week sessions • June 11th - August 10th

Little Tikes are placed in classes that are age-appropriate and fun, but most importantly, comfortable for the young child. Our experienced, Early Childhood educators really love children. Each day offers arts, crafts, songs and movement, story time, and loads of fun. Special instructors will bring even more excitement and learning to a terrific summer. As this program is nearly always at capacity, be sure to check for availability as early as possible.

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Arts and crafts, singing, dancing, drama, and special dress-up days are just a few of the fun activities we have planned for your preschooler this summer! Below are the themes we have planned for loads of summer fun! Every other Friday is water day, so don’t forget to pack a swimsuit and towel starting the week of June 18th!

shipwrecked 2018 easy vbs logoJune 11th – 15th   V.B.S.

Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. Each day at Shipwrecked VBS, kids travel through field-tested rotations that reinforce relevant Bible Points and immerse kids in new adventures. At Shipwrecked, one memorable Bible Point is reinforced throughout each station, each day — making it easy to apply long after VBS is over.

June 18th -22nd   A Camping We Will Go!

Get ready to pitch a tent and make s’mores! We will explore and learn about nature and all the wonderful gifts God has given us! Friday water day!!

 

June 25th –June 29th   Under the Sea 

Let’s take a trip to the beach and dive into the ocean! We’ll explore who lives under the sea and have a fun beach luau!   

July 2nd – July 6th    Stars and Stripes

Oh say can you see…. All the fun this week will bring us as we celebrate the great red, white, and blue!  Friday water day!! 

July 9th – July 13th   Safari

We’re on the lookout for the furry, the feathered, and the fantastic this week as we explore the world in search of animals of all kinds. 

July 16th –July 20th     Dinosaurs!

We will be exploring the dinosaur kingdom and learn how Herbivores ate plants, Carnivores ate meat, and how some were small and some were big.  Friday water day!! 

July 23rd- July 27th   Explore Nature

Get ready for adventures out in nature. We’re going to explore the great outdoors with funtastic activities! 

July 30th – August 3rd   Community Helpers

This week we will learn about all about police officers, firefighters, doctors, nurses and postal workers. All the people that help keep us safe, healthy, and help our community run smoothly! Friday water day!! 

Aug. 6th – Aug. 10th   Just Imagine

This week we will learn about fairy tales that include Princesses, Kings, Queens, and giants. Always a preschool favorite! 

*Two through five-year-olds will have a music and drama class every week. 

 


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The Explorers
For rising 1st Graders to 6th Graders

Nine 1-week sessions June 11th - August 10th

We offer two camp choices each week.  You can also choose to attend for half day only, or stay all day.  Because you only pay for the weeks you attend, this setup is very parent-friendly.  

If you choose to attend Camp only, the hours are 9:00-noon unless otherwise stated. For those needing to drop off their children earlier, we offer care from 7:30-5:30; snacks are included. In the afternoons, the children will have fun with arts, crafts, games, and extended learning activities. On Fridays the children will enjoy water day fun on campus, and on the last Friday of each month the children will be bussed to a local pool. 


SUMMER ROCKS 2018

Vacation Bible School
June 11th – June 15th

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Cost: Free
Cost with extended care: $100.00

Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. Each day at Shipwrecked VBS, kids travel through field-tested rotations that reinforce relevant Bible Points and immerse kids in new adventures. At Shipwrecked, one memorable Bible Point is reinforced throughout each station, each day — making it easy to apply long after VBS is over.


The Broadway Experience!
June 18th – June 22nd

Cost: $100.00
Cost with ext. care: $200.00

Come and learn all aspects of theatre, including singing, acting, and dancing. Participants will learn audition techniques and how to get a resume and headshot ready to audition. We will do scenes, songs, and dances from popular Broadway shows for kids. These shows include Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan; You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Oliver, and more. The last day of camp will end in a Broadway Showcase for family and friends. Chris Martin will be leading the camp; he has directed musicals for over 10 years for Emmanuel Lutheran School. 

wackygamesWacky Games
June 18th - June 22nd

Cost: $95.00
Cost with extended care: $195.00

Tired of the same old games? How about a game of cabbage kickball? Or potato hockey or a team sport like aluminum softball! ELS teacher Cathy Whittemore has a variety of wacky games planned, come join the fun! 

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Tae Kwon Do
June 25th - June 29th

Cost: $95.00
Cost with extended day: $195.00

Asheville Sun Soo Traditional Tae Kwon Do Instructor Tony Morris, a 7th degree black belt for more than 20 years, heads up this exciting camp. Campers will learn an array of skills with a special emphasis placed on the core values of respect, integrity, and self-control.  

fortsFun With Forts               CLOSED - CAMP FULL - CLOSED
June 25th - June 29th

Cost: $95.00
Cost with extended day: $195.00

We will spend the week outdoors constructing various types of forts. Have you ever wondered how to construct a teepee or how to make a lean-to? Explore different ways to make shelters out of the ordinary things that are all around us! The more creative the better! Jake Southern (Carolina Day P.E. teacher) will lead this camp.


artistsFamous Artist Week
July 2nd – July 6th

Cost: $95.00
Cost with extended care: $195.00

Instructor Nicole Loria (ELS Teacher and Art Major) will present a different famous artist each day. Campers will learn about the artist’s life, work and artistic style, and will get hands-on experience creating art projects that emulate the artist’s style!  *Rising first through 6th grade  

gamesaroundworldGames From Around The World
July 2nd – July 6th

Cost: $95.00
Cost with extended care: $195.00

This camp will focus on multiple countries each day. Some games will be Olympic type sports while others are just fun children’s games using very little equipment. Your child might not be able to find Pakistan on a map, but teaching her/him about all kinds of cultures is no more complicated than playing a game. There will also be opportunities for the children to come up with games of their own that the group can play! Jake Southern (Carolina Day P.E. teacher) will lead this camp.


craftsCrafts Explosion!              CLOSED - CAMP FULL - CLOSED
July 9th – July 13th

Cost: $95.00
Cost with extended day: $195.00

ELS Teacher Kim Noel will keep your child busy this week! Campers will have the opportunity to enhance their creativity with a variety of mediums.  You will take home a special creation every day, so come and discover the artist within you! 

legoBrick Builder Mania!           CLOSED - CAMP FULL - CLOSED
July 9th – July 13th

Cost $95.00
Cost with extended care: $195.00

Get ready for some LEGO® fun with this brick building camp. The good times will roll with a vehicle obstacle course and derby race. The sky’s the limit when we build a skyscraper and put it to the earthquake table challenge! This week will include brick building team challenges that all brick builders will enjoy! Ms. Beth Brock, a brick builder maniac herself, is leading this fun camp!


poolWet and Wild                       CLOSED - CAMP FULL - CLOSED
July 16th – July 20th

Cost: $95.00
Cost with extended day: $195.00

Get ready to get wet and have fun. This week Cathy Whittemore (ELS Teacher) has a wild week of water games planned. The campers will be playing water balloon volleyball, water limbo, slip and slide tag, water races, and so much more. This Wet and Wild week will end with the campers visiting Waynesville Recreational Center for swimming.  

tentCamp Exploration!
July 16th – July 20th

Cost: $95.00
Cost with extended care: $195.00

During Camp Exploration, we will explore the creeks and playgrounds around the Asheville area. Come ready to get wet! In fact, better bring a change of clothes, and a net to catch some critters! Will you be able to catch a salamander?!? Places we will explore this week: Hominy Creek, Azalea Park, Jones Park, Fletcher Park, and Splashville Downtown. Mark Strazzer a Rainbow Community school teacher will conduct this camp. 

*Rising first through 6th grade


 

sportsSports of All Sorts
July 23rd - July 27th

Cost: $95.00
Cost with extended care: $195.00

Do you love sports of all kinds? Then this is the camp for you! Every day the children will sharpen their skills in a different sport. Mark Strazzer will lead this camp in flag football, softball, hockey, and many more. Come join us for this sports-packed week!

chefsCooking With Kids               CLOSED - CAMP FULL - CLOSED
July 23rd - July 27th

Cost: $95.00
Cost with extended day: $195.00

Your young chef will enjoy learning all about good nutrition in this cooking class. Students will compile a recipe book with instructor Chris Smith, an ELS teacher, and spend each day creating a delicious culinary dish. The week will end with a visit to Cici’s Pizza so the campers can create their ultimate pizza. 


hitouchHigh Touch High Tech
July 30th - August 3rd

Cost: $100.00
Cost with extended care: $200.00

A High Touch scientist will engage the children in fun, non-stop, hands-on-learning. Some of the programs that the camp will cover are: Bubble-ology, Nutty Newton, Rock & Roll and much more! Come join us for all the science fun! *No sibling discount on this camp due to contractors’ restrictions*

handsonmessyfunHands On Messy Fun
July 30th - August 3rd

Cost: $95.00
Cost with extended care: $195.00

Get ready to have some messy, slimy, gummy fun! This hands on camp will include crafts, games and food! Some fun activities Mrs. Beth, our Pre-K teacher, has planned is shaving cream Twister, pudding Pictionary and a spaghetti relay race! If you like to get messy and have fun then this is the camp for you!


soccer shotsSoccer Shots
August 6th – August 10th

Cost: $145.00
Cost with extended care: $245.00

Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. Our coaches are the best-trained in the business. They focus on individual skill, fitness and sportsmanship. This provides an opportunity for children to be challenged through fun games and team interaction. Children will be introduced to competition in an appropriate manner. *No sibling discount on this camp due to contractors’ restrictions*

Lango Asheville Adventures to Ecuadormountains
August 6th – August 10th

Cost: $125.00
Cost with extended care: $225.00

Lango Asheville’s Ecuador Adventure - Let your child take a journey with us to discover Ecuador’s Galapagos Island. During this camp your child will learn Spanish while also exploring the Ecuadorian culture and Galapagos wildlife through hearing, speaking, creating, drawing, acting and dancing. We’ll play interactive games, make crafts inspired by the local culture, and use music to immerse campers in a culturally rich-environment. Lots of fun for our young “Exploradores”! *Contractors 5% sibling discount on this camp *


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Emmanuel Under The Lights Drama Camp

For Rising 2nd thru 8th Grade

A Two-Week Session: July 23-August 3 

Camp only – No Extended Day Available; Lunch included

8:30am – 2:00pm
Cost: $330.00

Emmanuel Lutheran will produce our version of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.”

Book by and additional lyrics by David Simpatico Music adapted and arranged and additional music and lyrics by Bryan Louiselle

Based on the 1951 Disney film

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

www.MTIShows.com

This is the opportunity for your young actor or actress to star in a live performance! Director Chris Martin will take the students from auditions all the way through the actual performance. Singing, dancing, acting, and stage development are skills that will be developed over this intense, but fun-filled, two-week camp. Each camper will receive a drama camp T-shirt, which is included in the camp price. 

Mr. Martin has directed the last eleven shows for ELS including: “High School Musical,” “Willy Wonka,” “Dear Edwina,” “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” “Wizard of Oz,” “Aladdin,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Annie,” “Into The Woods” and, "Peter Pan." as well as musical productions at Asheville Community Theatre and Jones Elementary.

Auditions for this production will be May 29th and 30th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in our gymnasium

*Performances will take place Friday, August 3rd at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 4th at 2:00 p.m. Please call 281-8182 extension 133 for more information. 


Downloads

Summer Rocks 2018 Brochure (pdf)

Summer Rocks 2018 Application (pdf)

Summer Rocks 2018 CHANGE FORM (pdf)