Again this summer, The Gunston School’s 32-acre waterfront campus will come alive with unparalleled camps, programs and activities for children and teens ages 6-18. Led by Gunston’s Summer Programs Director Amy Gross-Kehoe, weekly camps kick off June 18 and conclude on August 17. Programs are both full and half days, and pre/post-camp care is offered. Popular programs will return, including “Summer Fun & Sports,” “Water, Wonder & Wetlands” and Gunston’s unique “Pulling Together Rowing Camp.” “We are the only program in the area that puts kids in actual rowing equipment and teaches them the basics of this growing sport. Our rowing campers leave with an incredible sense of accomplishment,” says Gross-Kehoe. Gunston also holds honors level academic classes for students in Algebra and Geometry.
New this year, Gunston welcomes “Be a Better Athlete” for 14-18 year olds, led by certified trainer Jessica Milligan. “’Be a Better Athlete’ is geared toward student athletes returning to fall season sports,” says Gross-Kehoe. “Jessica is a gifted trainer, and we are lucky to have her as a part of our team. Her session includes exercise physiology and nutrition evaluation that can be tailored to the student athlete.”
For younger campers, the new “Messy Masterpieces Art & Exploration” camp will expose children 6-12 to the works of art’s greatest masters, introduced with the twist of creating their own art in the style of those masters, yet utilizing unique and recycled mediums. Led by local artist Susan Mayberry, campers will have a chance to get creative and messy as they explore new mediums found in nature and the recycle bin. “Our campus is filled with opportunity for art in different forms,” explains Gross-Kehoe. “Susan saw the potential and designed a fabulous program.”
For more information and to register, visit www.gunston.org/summerprograms. You may also call 410.758.0620 x202 or e-mail email@example.com. A catalog detailing the 2012 summer programs is available upon request. The Gunston School is located at 911 Gunston Road in Centreville, MD.
In photo above: Brittany Jeffers, Merrick Kehoe, Paige Vilnit, Nasser Ross
In photo: (Kids with rowing shell -group) Abby Bonuccelli, Kristen Woodworth, Drew Davis, Tim Davis, Brennan Dolan, Counselors Andrew Newell, Katherine Gross, Kylie Miller and camper Hannah Gonzalez
In photo: (Kids with rowing shell) Abby Bonnucelli, Kristen Woodworth, Counselor Katherine Gross
In photo: (Kids with hula hoops) Merrick Kehoe, Nasser Ross, Counselor Justin Lewis, Paige Vilnit