2020 Summer Camps

Welcome to Grace Summer Camps

Grace Athletic Summer Camps

Questions? Email joseph.walker@gracetyler.org.

BASEBALL – Elementary

Entering:  3rd – 6th Grades

June 15 – 18, 9:00am – 11:00am

Cost:  $125

Site:  Grace Baseball Field

This camp will feature top coaching and quality instruction to develop your hitting, throwing, pitching, baserunning and defensive skills.

Campers should bring a baseball glove, bat, helmet and water bottle. Baseball cleats recommended but not required. Bring tennis shoes to wear in the gym in case of rain.

Director:  Grace Head Baseball Coach, Kyle Hope

 

 

BASEBALL – Middle School

Entering:  7th – 8th Grades

June 15 – 18, 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Cost:  $100

Site:  Grace Baseball Field

This camp will feature top coaching and quality instruction to develop your hitting, throwing, pitching, baserunning and defensive skills.

Campers should bring a baseball glove, bat, helmet and water bottle. Baseball cleats recommended but not required. Bring tennis shoes to wear in the gym in case of rain.

Director:  Grace Head Baseball Coach, Kyle Hope

 

 

BASEBALL – High School

Entering:  9th – 12th Grades

June 15 – 18, 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Cost:  $100

Site:  Grace Baseball Field

This camp will feature top coaching and quality instruction to develop your hitting, throwing, pitching, baserunning and defensive skills.

Campers should bring a baseball glove, bat, helmet and water bottle. Baseball cleats recommended but not required. Bring tennis shoes to wear in the gym in case of rain.

Director:  Grace Head Baseball Coach, Kyle Hope

 

 

Basketball – Boys Elementary

Entering:  3rd – 4th Grades
June 22 – 25, 9 – 10:30am
Cost:  $100

Basketball – Boys Middle School

Entering:  5th – 8th Grades
June 22 – 25, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Cost:  $100

Camp Director: David Robinson, Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

Site:  Grace HS Taylor Gym

I believe that strong offensive skills can be the greatest confidence builder in players while lack of offensive skills can be the greatest confidence killer. After all, who does not want to put the ball in the basket? All players want to be better offensively but most just do not know how to go about doing it. We are here to change that! Our camp is geared toward players who are serious about basketball and have a desire to maximize their skill set.

Here is what to expect: games based approach to skill development, shooting mechanics and best practices, finishing around the basket and scoring moves, ball handling and passing, offensive team concepts, games and competitions.

Campers should wear gym appropriate shoes and bring a water bottle. Campers will receive a t-shirt!

Basketball – Girls Beginners

Entering:  2nd – 6th Grades
June 29 – July 2, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Cost:  $100

Basketball – Girls Advanced

Entering:  6th – 12th Grades
June 29 – July 2, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost:  $100

Site:  Grace HS Taylor Gym

Beginner camps will focus on basic fundamental basketball skills including ball handling, footwork, and shooting. This camp will also introduce basic team scoring strategies. The advanced camp will review fundamental skills, and emphasize advanced offensive scoring techniques and team strategies.

Here is what to expect: games based approach to skill development, shooting mechanics and best practices, finishing around the basket and scoring moves, ball handling and passing, offensive team concepts, games and competitions.

Please wear gym appropriate shoes and bring a water bottle. Campers will receive a t-shirt!

Camp Director: Head Varsity Girls Coach Devan Loftis

Camp of Champs – Girls

Girls entering 7th – 12th grades
June 1 – July 17, 9:30am – 11:00am
Cost:  $275

Camp of Champs – Middle School Boys

Boys entering 7th – 8th grades
June 1 – July 17, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Cost:  $275

Camp of Champs – High School Boys

Boys entering 9th – 12th grades
June 1 – July 17, 8:00am – 9:30am
Cost:  $275

The goal of this camp is to prepare Grace athletes for their upcoming sports. Our focus will be strength development, explosion, speed improvement and agility. We will teach proper weight lifting techniques, safety in the weight room, and provide both group and individual coaching. We will spend about an hour in the weight room and thirty minutes outside doing agility and speed development. A strong, explosive athlete is a healthy athlete. A weak athlete is a candidate for injury. This camp will improve athleticism, overall strength and speed, and will prepare Grace athletes for competition. Come join us and prepare to WIN!!

Camp Director: Steve Parsons

Site:  Grace HS Weight Room

Cheer Camp – Elementary

Entering: 1st – 5th Grades

June 10 – 12, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Cost:  $100

Site: Grace University Gym

 

Do you want to be a future GCS Cheerleader? Sign up for Cheer Camp and learn a routine with stunts, jumps, tumbling and dancing! Mini cheerleaders will become buddies with the GCS Varsity Cheerleaders and will have a photo taken with Champ!

Please wear t-shirts, shorts, tennis shoes, and hair in a ponytail each day to camp.  Please bring your own water bottle.  Mini Cheerleaders will receive a t-shirt. Parents are invited to come at 11:30 am on Friday for a showoff and awards! Space is limited to 50.

Camp Director: Varsity Cheer Coach Maggie Koehn

Dance Camp – Beginners

Entering: 3rd – 6th Grades

June 22 – 23, 9:00am – 11:00am

Cost:  $50

Site: Grace University Gym

Do you want to be a future GCS Cougarette? Sign up for Dance Camp and learn a routines and dancing! Dancers will become buddies with the GCS Cougarettes and learn what it’s like to be a Cougarette!

Please wear t-shirts, shorts, tennis shoes, and hair in a ponytail each day to camp.  Please bring your own water bottle.  Space is limited to 50.

Camp Director: Cougarettes Director Renee Allen

Dance Camp – Advanced

Entering: 7th – 12th Grades

June 22 – 23, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Cost:  $50

Site: Grace University Gym

Do you want to be a future GCS Cougarette? Or be a better Cougarette? Sign up for Advanced Dance Camp and learn advanced techniques! Dancers will learn advanced skills and original routines.

Please wear t-shirts, shorts, tennis shoes, and hair in a ponytail each day to camp.  Please bring your own water bottle.  Space is limited to 50.

Camp Director: Cougarettes Director Renee Allen

Football – Jr High QB & WR

Entering:  6th – 8th Grades
June 22 – 24, 8:00am  – 11:00am
Cost:  $100

Site: Clyde-Perkins Stadium

This camp is for all Grace Middle School Boys who are interested in developing their quarterback or wide receiver skills. Campers will be taught various techniques and tactics for these positions, as well as being introduced to the specific terminology and philosophy of the Grace Football Program.

Camp Director: Chris Hemphill

Football – Jr High Team

Entering:  6th – 8th Grades
July 27- 29, 8:00am – 11:00am
Cost:  $100

Site: Clyde-Perkins Stadium

This camp is for all Grace Middle School Boys who are interested in playing football for the Cougars. Players will be introduced to the fundamentals of all offensive and defensive positions. They will also begin learning the terminology and philosophy of the Grace Football Program.

Camp Director: Chris Hemphill

SOCCER – Elementary Camp

Boys and Girls Entering: 2nd – 6th Grades 
June 1 – 4, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Cost $55

SOCCER – Middle School & High School Camp

Boys and Girls Entering: 5th -10th Grades
June 8 – 11, 9:00am – 4:30pm

Cost $150  

SOCCER – Middle School & High School Camp

Boys and Girls Entering: 5th -10th Grades
June 15 – 18, 9:00am – 4:30pm

Cost $150 

Site: Grace HS Campus Stadium, Gym, & Classrooms

The elementary soccer camp at Grace is designed for any player interested in learning the soccer basics of dribbling, passing, controlling, and shooting. It also challenges any player who wants to sharpen those same skills in a fun environment. Players need to bring a great attitude and their soccer ball, shin guards, water bottle, snacks, sunscreen, towel/blanket (if we go inside in the a/c due to weather).  

The morning and afternoon camps are designed for the intermediate and advance soccer player. The soccer basics of dribbling, passing, controlling, and shooting are covered during the morning training. After lunch, educational soccer videos and games are watched and analyzed at the start of the afternoon time. Afterwards, players are challenged with small sided tactical games that help them apply the technical training from that morning into their individual and group situations.

Please wear cleats, shin guards, and bring your soccer ball if you have one. Campers should also bring indoor/tennis shoes, towel, and an extra set of clothes. All campers will receive a All Day Soccer Camp t-shirt!

Camp Director: Varsity Boys Head Coach Josue Sabillon

Elementary SOFTBALL

Entering  1st – 5th Grades
June 22 – 24, 8:30am – 10:30am
Cost:  $75

JH/HS SOFTBALL

Entering  6th – 12th Grades
June 22 – 24, 11:30pm – 2:00pm
Cost:  $95

These will be fun camps designed to focus on fine tuning for advanced players & to develop the basic fundamentals of the game for beginner players. These camps will focus on infield, outfield, pitching, catching & offense w/ base running. Participants need to bring a glove, bat, helmet & water bottle. Softball cleats are recommend but not required. Please bring tennis shoes in case it rains.

Camp Director: Mickey Akin

Site: Grace HS Softball Field

 

Swim – Summer Competition League

Entering Grades 6th – 12th
June 1 – July 11, Times TBD
Cost:  $210

Site: East Texas Aquatics Pool

Requirement: Be able to swim, unassisted, the length of the pool using any stroke.

Students will develop all four swim strokes over the course of the summer. There will be a few fun Saturday swim meets here in East Texas for the students to have a chance to put their developing skills to the test.

Camp t-shirt provided!

Camp Director: Jason Montier

 

Swim – Summer Competition League

Entering Grades K – 5th
June 1 – July 11, Times TBD
Cost:  $150

Site: East Texas Aquatics Pool

Requirement: Be able to swim, unassisted, the length of the pool using any stroke.

Students will develop all four swim strokes over the course of the summer. There will be a few fun Saturday swim meets here in East Texas for the students to have a chance to put their developing skills to the test.

Camp t-shirt provided!

Camp Director: Jason Montier

 

Swim – HS Off-Season Swim

Entering Grades 9th – 12th
June 1 – August 14, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Cost:  $280

Site: East Texas Aquatics Pool

Requirement: Be able to swim, unassisted, the length of the pool using any stroke.

Students will develop all four swim strokes over the course of the summer. There will be a few fun Saturday swim meets here in East Texas for the students to have a chance to put their developing skills to the test.

Camp t-shirt provided!

Camp Director: Jason Montier

 

SWIM – Lessons Session

Entering Grades 1st – 5th
June 1 – 11, M-Th, 11/12/1/2/6, 1 hour duration

June 15 – 25, M-Th, 11/12/1/2/6, 1 hour duration

June 6 – 16, M-Th, 11/12/1/2/6, 1 hour duration
Cost:  $100

A class for true swim beginners, no more than four swimmers to a coach. Students with limited or no swim experience will be taught basic swim skills up to early stroke development. This is a non-competitive learn to swim program.

Site: East Texas Aquatics Pool

Camp Director: Jason Montier

 

 

VOLLEYBALL – High School Team

Entering 9th – 12th Grades
June 8 – 11, 8:00am -10:00am & 11:30am – 1:30pm

Cost: $150                                                          Site: Grace HS Taylor Gym

This camp is for Grace students entering 9th-12th grade. All High School players planning on trying out for volleyball in the fall need to attend camp.

Camp times will be 8am til 10:00, break for lunch, then resume at 11:30am til 1:30pm.

Camp Director: Head Varsity Volleyball Coach Leo Scott

VOLLEYBALL – Jr High Team

Entering 7th – 8th Grades
July 14 – 16, 9:00am – 11:00am
Cost:  $80                                                           Site: Grace HS Taylor Gym

This camp is for Grace Jr High students entering 7th-8th grades. If you are interested in trying out for the Middle School teams in August, you should attend this camp. We will work on passing, setting, hitting, and blocking. We will also work on team dynamics, such as team offense and defense. Campers will receive a camp t-shirt.

Camp Director: Head Varsity Volleyball Coach Leo Scott

 

VOLLEYBALL – Middle School Skills

Entering  6th – 8th Grades
July 14 – 16, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Cost:  $50                                                           Site: Grace HS Taylor Gym

This camp is for any girls entering 6th-8th grades. We will focus on the individual skills and fundamentals of volleyball by teaching how to pass, set, hit & block a ball. Campers will receive a camp t-shirt.

Camp Director: Head Varsity Volleyball Coach Leo Scott

Grace Arts-Adventure-Academic-Technology Summer Camps

 

Nature Arts and Crafts

Entering 1st – 5th Grades
June 8 – 12, 9:00am – 11:30am
Cost: $135                                                          

Nature Arts and Crafts

Entering 1st – 5th Grades
July 6 – 10, 9:00am – 11:30am
Cost: $135                                                          

 

Come join Ms. Gourlay for a week spent making arts and crafts inspired by God’s marvelous creation! We will be using rocks, sticks, leaves, and many other natural elements to create fun projects!

Camp Director:  Julie Gourlay

 

 Site: Grace Elementary Campus,

JH GSM Room (June Session)

Art Room (July Session)

 

Camp Spotlight – Summer Musical Theater

Entering 2nd – 9th Grades
June 8 – 26, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Cost: $355
(Additional siblings only cost $85!  If you are registering one or more additional siblings, please register your first child at the full price and then email Monica Bozeman at monica.bozeman@gracetyler.org for the code to register additional siblings. Thanks!)

Site:  HS Auditorium

CAMP SPOTLIGHT is a musical theatre summer camp for incoming grades 2-9! We audition and cast the show on the first day and use the rest of camp to learn choreography, music, lines, blocking, and develop characters. We work Monday through Friday from 9am to Noon.

There will be two performances on June 26, the first at 10:30am and the second at 6pm. These performances will open to the public and tickets will be sold at the door!

Audition information will be available the first week of May. Email Katie Ritcheson for more information.  

 DANGEROUS BOYS CAMP – Session 1

Entering 2nd – 5th Grades
June 8 – 11,  9:00am – 12:00pm
Cost:  $125

DANGEROUS BOYS CAMP – Session 2

Entering 2nd – 5th Grades
June 15 – 18,  9:00am – 12:00pm
Cost:  $125

Site:  Grace Upper Campus–Meet each day in the foyer in the back of the HS building, by the auditorium.

Based on the best-selling book “The Dangerous Book for Boys”, this camp will have your son doing things that boys will love. No video games or TV here!! Our goal is for boys to learn new skills and have fun with games and activities that are a little messy and sometimes a little dangerous. (Have no fear, though – all activities are well-supervised and mom approved!) So come experience the most exciting camp for boys this summer, but hurry because space fills up fast! 

Campers are asked to bring a snack, refillable water bottle, and sunscreen or bug spray if needed.

Camp Director:  Joshua Webb

Mad Science

 

Entering 4th – 6th Grades
June 8 – 12, 9:00am – 11:00am
Cost: $150

Site: Grace Elementary Campus Art Room

 

 

Mad Science gives kids the opportunity to learn about science through interactive and hands-on science activities. Discover science working in nature through storms – Earth Science and Weather. Students will explore science in their hands as they manipulate magnetic and electrical forces and science in their mouths putting matter to the test – the Taste Test. The students will investigate the anatomy of a Sea Star and other Echinoderms. Chemistry, Properties of Air, Things that Fizzle, Slime, States of Matter and Forces of Motion are just some of the fields we’ll explore in this fun-filled, action packed week.

Camp Director:  Sherry Craig

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