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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 sixth 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 12:00pm for $2.00 per child per day for the Explorers camps for rising first through sixth grades. Please note that there is no camp on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. 

The Little Tikes program is for Infant through rising Kindergarteners. Our infant and toddler program is a predominantly extended day program. For our two-year-olds through rising kindergarteners we offer a choice of half, full or extend day options. Please speak with Caroline Marino, camp director, regarding these and other options.

Our Explorers Program, for rising first through rising sixth 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.

Drama Camp, for rising sixth through twelfth 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! Click here to sign up online. Also, please feel free to call us at 281-8182 extension 133 with any questions you may have about any of our programs.

Wishing you a safe and fun-filled summer!

Caroline Marino
Summer Programs Director


 Summer Rocks 2019 Brochure (pdf)

Summer Rocks 2019 CHANGE FORM (pdf)


NEW PRESCHOOL APPLICATION

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ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR EXPLORERS CAMPS

 

Current Students
New Families

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Registration will begin on April 8, 2019. 

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:

  • The balance of the Camp Fee is due one week prior to the beginning of the camp session. 

    Payments and registration can be completed online at:
    SummerRocks.org

  • 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 PAGE 4) to Caroline Marino (camp director) or Heather McCarthy (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. 

  • Refunds will be issued only in the case of camp cancellation.


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For Infants to rising Kindergarten

Nine 1-week sessions • June 10th - August 9th

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 17th!

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*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 10th - August 9th

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 - 12:00 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 afternoon, 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 2019

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Vacation Bible School
June 10th – June 14th

 

Cost: Free
Cost with extended care: $100.00

Start working on your ROAR! VBS for 2019 is a wild ride through the African Savannah to reveal God’s character of goodness. This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At ROAR, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.


camp explorationUltimate Frisbee
June 17th – June 21st

Cost: $95.00
Cost with ext. care: $195.00

Come learn how to throw the hammer, flick, and backhand with Jake Southern a Carolina Day school teacher. Athletes will learn how to play the fast-growing sport of Ultimate as well as offensive and defensive strategies. Other fun Frisbee games will be incorporated throughout the week such as disc golf and kan jam. Ultimate Frisbee is a self-officiated game so there will be a large emphasis of Spirit of the Game in which we work hard but treat everyone with mutual respect and dignity.

*Rising first through 6th grade

 

camp explorationCrafts Explosion!
June 17th – June 21st

Cost: $95.00
Cost with extended care: $195.00

ELS Teacher Cathy Whittemore 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!


camp explorationThe Broadway Experience!
June 24th - June 28th

Cost: $100.00
Cost with extended day: $195.00

Come and learn all aspects of theatre, including singing, acting, and dancing. Chris Martin and Allyson MacCauley take students through a week of scenes and songs from A Year with Frog and Toad Kids. Students will learn about character development, stage presence, movement on stage, and vocal skills. The final showcase for parents will be Friday June 28th and it will include the scenes, songs, and movement students have been working on all week.

*Rising K-5th grades

camp explorationFun With Forts
June 24th - June 28th

Cost: $95.00
Cost with extended care: $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.

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Wet and Wild
July 1st – July 5th

Cost: $95.00
Cost with extended care: $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.

Minute to Win It!camp exploration
July 1st – July 5th

Cost: $95.00
Cost with extended care: $195.00

This camp is based on the popular game show where campers attempt to complete various challenges using household materials and objects. Campers will have the opportunity to win camp tokens and trade them in for prizes at the end of each day. Jake Southern a Carolina Day teacher will lead this camp and challenge campers to WIN IT IN A MINUTE!

*Rising first through 8th grade

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Tae Kwon Do
July 8th – July 12th

Cost: $95.00
Cost with extended care: $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. 

camp explorationSculpture Camp
July 8th – July 12th

Cost: $95.00
Cost with extended care: $195.00

ELS art teacher Liz Dickinson will lead this camp, the children will be using air-dry clay to create pottery and sculptures. She will also teach the children to create unusual 3D art using different materials in an unexpected ways. If you like working with your hands to create works of art, come join the fun!


Lango's Puerto Rico Adventure!
camp explorationJuly 15th – July 19th

Cost: $125.00
Cost with extended care: $225.00

Let your child take a journey with us to discover the tropical island paradise of Puerto Rico. During this camp, we’ll be highlighting the island’s history, music, food, diverse wildlife, and colorful culture. We’ll play interactive games, make crafts inspired by the local culture, and use music to immerse campers in a culturally rich-environment. Our focus will be to enjoy ourselves while learning and to be inspired by the Spanish language! Register your child for Lango’s Spanish immersion summer camp and see for yourself how your child will leave this year’s camp full of culture, discovery, and fun!

Contractors 5% sibling discount on this camp

camp explorationHand's On Mesy Fun!
July 15th – July 19th

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!


High Touch High Tech
camp explorationJuly 22nd – July 26th

Cost: $95.00
Cost with extended care: $195.00

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 Science Circus, Mystery Science, Get Wired and much more! Come join us for all the science fun!

No sibling discount on this camp due to contractors’ restrictions

camp explorationFamous Artist Week
July 22nd – July 26th

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

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Camp Exploration!
July 29th – August 2nd

Cost: $100.00
Cost with extended care: $200.00

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

camp explorationEscape Room
July 29th – August 2nd

Cost: $95.00
Cost with extended care: $195.00

If you enjoy solving puzzles and love a good mystery then this is the camp for you! Nicole Loria, ELS teacher, has all kinds of clues to help you solve puzzles that will help you “escape” and solve the mystery. Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot, which is hidden within the room.

*Rising first through 6th grade


Soccer Shots
camp explorationAugust 5th - August 9th

Cost: $145.00
Cost with extended care: $145.00

Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Soccer Shots’ caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best in class coaching, communication and curriculum. Their 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* 

camp explorationBrick Builder Mania
August 5th - August 9th

Cost: $125.00
Cost with extended care: $225.00

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! ELS Teacher, Ms. Beth Brock, a brick builder maniac herself, is leading thisfun camp!

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Emmanuel Under The Lights Drama Camp

For Rising 6th thru 12th Grade

A Two-Week Session: July 22-August 2 

Camp only – No Extended Day Available; Lunch included

8:30am – 2:00pm
Cost: $330.00

Emmanuel Lutheran will produce our version of “Elf Jr.”

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based upon the New Line Cinema film written
by David Berenbaum
Originally produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures

Elf-The Musical Jr. is presented through special arrangement with MTI productions. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI 423 West 55 Street, N.Y, NY 10019 Ph. 212-541-4684
www.MTIShows.com 

This is the opportunity for your young actor or actress to star in a live performance! Director Chris Martin and Musical Director Allyson MacCauley 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 and, as well as musical productions at Asheville Community Theatre and Jones Elementary. Mrs. MacCauley has musically directed the last seven shows at ELS and is a music and drama teacher at ACS.

Auditions for this production will be May 28th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in our gymnasium.

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


NEW PRESCHOOL APPLICATION

Download PDF Application


ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR EXPLORERS CAMPS

Current Students
New Families