2018 Summer Camps

Welcome to Grace Summer Camps

Grace Athletic Summer Camps

BASEBALL – High School Team

Entering:  9th – 12th Grades
July 16 – July 17 from 9:00 – 11:30 am
Cost:  $25

Baseball camp designed for high school players looking to sharpen their skills, meet our new Coach (Sam Blackmon), and begin learning his system/philosophy of playing the game. This short camp will be invaluable to launching a successful season of Grace Baseball!

Director: Sam Blackmon

Mini Cheer Camp

Entering: 1st – 5th Grades
July 17 – 19 from 9 am – Noon
Cost:  $85

Do you want to be a future GCS Cheerleader? Sign up for Mini 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.

Our camp will meet in the High School gym each day. A light snack will be provided, but please bring your own water bottle and additional snacks if necessary. We will also end each day with a special treat to eat!

Mini Cheerleaders will receive a 2018 Mini Cheer Camp t-shirt to wear on Thursday, the last day of camp. Parents are invited to come at 11:30 am on Thursday for a showoff and awards! Space is limited to 50.

Camp Director: Tara Hargrove

Football – Jr High Team

Entering:  6th – 8th Grades
July 23 – 25 from 8 am – 11 am
Cost:  $100

This camp is for all Grace Junior High 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 – Strikers & Goalies

Entering: 6 – 12th Grades
July 23 – 24 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost:  $65

Scoring goals and making saves. Two of the most important skills in the game of soccer. Yet, there are not a lot of camps that focus on these skills. If you fancy yourself a goalie or a striker, and are looking to improve your skills in these areas, this camp is for you!

Campers will be split into their respective groups to focus on different skills, and then come together at the end to compete against each other. Strikers will be taught basics of shooting, as well as other types of finishing (headers, volleys and trick shots). Goalies will be taught the main skills required for their position: shot stopping techniques (blocking & catching), as well as body positioning and agility.

Campers should bring shin guards and cleats. Goalies should also bring their own gloves. Each camper will receive a special Grace Soccer t-shirt.

Camp Director: Chris Hemphill

SOCCER – All Day Soccer Camp Session 2

For boys and girls age 7 – 16
July 9- 12

Beginners: from 9:00 am – Noon, cost $90
Intermediate/Advanced: from 9am – 4:45 pm, cost $150

All Day Soccer Camps (@Grace Community School) is one of the NEW camps available in the Tyler area. Established since 2008 in Mississippi, this camp will concentrate on the technical and tactical aspects of the small-sided games and challenge each camper throughout the week to improve from their individual soccer level. From a Christian environment, we also provide group devotionals for each theme of the day. The coaching staff’s dedication and professionalism will help all campers develop their game in the best of settings. The camp will focus on technical ball skills and small-sided games as well as emphasizing the finishing factor of scoring goals. There is no finer place than All Day Soccer Camps to get the best in basic and elite soccer education right near you!

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! Full-day and half-day options available.

Camp Director: Josue Sabillon

SWIM – Pre Competitive Session 3

Ages: 6+
July 9 – 19  from 1 pm – 1:50 pm
Cost:  $115

This class is for students who have the basics of free style and back stroke and want to work on the development of all four strokes. This class is a non-competing class that will help prepare students to join their respective school swim teams or just enhance their love of the sport. Camp t-shirt provided!

Camp Director: Jason Montier

SWIM – Lessons Session 7

Ages 4+
July 9 – 19th from 11 am – 11:45 am
Cost  $100

Students with limited or no swim experience will be taught basic swim skill s up to early stroke development. This is a non-competitive learn to swim program.

Camp Director: Jason Montier

SWIM – Lessons Session 8

Ages 4+
July 9 – 19th from 12 pm – 12:45 pm
Cost  $100

Students with limited or no swim experience will be taught basic swim skill s up to early stroke development. This is a non-competitive learn to swim program.

Camp Director: Jason Montier

SWIM – Lessons Session 9

Ages 4+
July 9 – 19th from 2 pm – 2:45 pm
Cost:  $100

Students with limited or no swim experience will be taught basic swim skill s up to early stroke development. This is a non-competitive learn to swim program.

Camp Director: Jason Montier

Grace Academic Summer Camps

Kickstart Kindergarten!

Entering K5
July 23 – 25 from 8:30 – 11 am
Cost:  $120

Take the mystery out of kindergarten. Early math and literacy concepts become real and meaningful as children make the connection to their everyday world. Multisensory strategies make lessons memorable and provide real-life context so children learn easily. Skills are presented explicitly from the easiest to the most challenging. Includes letter and word concepts, rich vocabulary, concepts about print, six core language and literacy domains. Lessons address general readiness, alphabet knowledge, letter/number recognition and formation, counting, drawing, shapes, and colors. Your child will get a boost for kindergarten in this course! Snack provided.

Camp director: Sarah Hecht


Executive Functioning

Entering Grades 6 – 10
July 23 – 24 from 6 – 9 pm
Cost:  $120

Is your child chronically late turning in papers? Does she show up for soccer practice without her soccer bag? Say things without thinking? Read something and forget what he read? Wait until the last minute and then get caught short on time to complete tasks? We can assist students through instruction, practice, and strategies. Our course will teach strategies that turn positive thinking into action, increase attention and enhance memory, successfully organize and plan, as well as manage emotions and build self-awareness. Optional follow-up opportunities will be presented at class for after school resumes.

Camp director: Sarah Hecht


Grace Art, Crafts, and Adventure Summer Camps


Entering 1st – 5th Grades
July 16 – 19 from 9 am – Noon
Cost:  $125

Based on the best-selling book “The Dangerous Book for Boys”, this camp will have your son doing things that boys love to do. No video games or TV here!! Some of the activities might be just a little bit dangerous – like learning to build a fire! (Have no fear – all activities are well supervised and mom approved!) Some get you dirty – like water cannon fights on the dirt hill! And some are just plain awesome – like building and launching rockets over the baseball field! Come experience the most exciting camp for boys this summer, but hurry because space fills up fast! ***We will mix in some NEW activities this year!!!***

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

Camp Director: Ryan Hinch


Entering 3rd – 7th Grades
July 9 – 12 from 12:00 pm – 4 pm
Cost $135

Join us for lots of fun this year as we learn to make…

A unique  “Necklace and Bracelet” of your choice…
An awesome “Canvas and Watercolor” craft……….
A special “Tye dye Shirt”……
Learn the skill of “Cake Decorating”. And take home to enjoy. Yummy!!!
And “other fun crafts!!! “
Everyone bring a white shirt for tye dye.
A Snack daily at break time!
We will also learn the art of Nail and String Art. Lots of fun!!!!!!!

Director: Janice Powell


Entering 1st – 6th Grades
July 23 – 26 from 9:00 am – Noon
Cost $135

Come join us for some baking FUN at Camp Sugar and Spice! It is a fun and crazy time making all the yummy things you love to eat! You will be amazed at what you are able to make and show off to your family and friends!

~bake a yummy treat each day to eat and take home
~decorate a cookie a day (it’s like a little piece of art!)
~playing food games
~making a kitchen craft
~learning measurements, baking tips, and how to set a table
~all supplies are provided

Director: Beth Moore