Summer at Severn

Teel Camps

Summer at Severn Teel Camps are designed for campers entering grades 6-9 who are ready to ignite their passions and soar to new heights.

Find Your Summer Spark

Led by enthusiastic (and super cool!) Severn School teachers, these immersive week-long experiences are sure to spark the innovator, creator, and fun-seeker within! From designing graphic novels and mastering photography to throwing clay on the pottery wheel, if you dig it, we’ve got a camp for it.

Teel Specialty Camps

Teel Specialty Camps are offered as full-day or half-day sessions (morning or afternoon). All camps run Monday through Friday. Please see camp descriptions for specific age ranges, times and cost. A supervised lunch and break time will be provided for campers attending both morning and afternoon sessions.

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  • Week 1: Art Camp

    Dates: June 26-30, 2023
    Time: 9:00am- 3:00pm
    Ages: Rising Grade 6 - Grade 8
    Instructor: Ms. Schoberlein

    Drawing is its own category of Art, but it is also the foundation for all others! In this hands-on Drawing Camp, we will use a variety of techniques and media. We will learn and review the basics of how to create a successful drawing, such as the Elements of Art. Then, we will practice creating full-fledged drawings with these techniques using the great outdoors, our pets, found objects, and more for inspiration. Finally, in an open-studio style drawing environment, the instructor will guide students as they create artwork based on their own inspirations.

    Cap at 14 students. 
  • Week 1: Survivor

    Dates: June 26-June 30, 2023
    Time: 9:00am- 3:00pm
    Ages: Rising Grade 6- Grade 8
    Instructors: Ms. Josey and Ms. Wesley

    Have your camper tap into their survival skills this week where they will need to work with tribemates to make sure they can get through mental and physical challenges. Campers will utilize the entire Teel campus for scavenger hunts and challenges throughout the week. Sign up for a week of adventure now!

    Cap at 18 students. 
  • Week 2: Camp Flix (Filmmaking)

    Dates: July 3-7, 2023
    Time: 9:00am- 3:00pm
    Ages: Rising Grade 6 - Grade 8
    Instructor: Ms. Peacock

    During this week campers will explore elements of filmmaking. This includes a chance to develop skills on writing scripts, filming, editing, and film history and techniques. At the end of the week, students will present their work in a short film fest for family and friends. 

    Cap at 15 students. 

    ( Camp will not be held on July 4 in observance of the holiday* )
  • Week 3: Yoga

    Dates: July 10-14, 2023
    Time: 9:00am- 3:00pm
    Ages: Rising Grade 5 - Grade 8
    Instructor: Ms. Schoberlein

    Yoga is an ancient practice known for improving flexibility, but did you know Yoga can also improve cardio health, agility, and strength? (You may even see professional athletes practicing Yoga before a big game!) Yoga is so much more than just physical, though - we will also learn techniques to reduce stress and engage in mindfulness. Students will be able to apply what they learn to help them at home, school, and with friends! You will need comfortable workout clothes, a water bottle, a positive attitude, and an open mind.

    Cap at 14 students. 
  • Week 4: Graphic Novel Camp

    Dates: July 17-21, 2023
    Time: 9:00am- 3:00pm
    Ages: Rising Grade 6 - Grade 9
    Instructor: Ms. Johnson and Ms. Ford

    In our graphic novel book club, mornings will be devoted to reading different types of graphic novels (manga, superheroes, adaptations, memoirs, etc.) and discussing writing and illustration styles. Students will then write, illustrate, and craft their own graphic novels in the afternoons. We will brainstorm fun characters, write their dialogues, and send them on an adventure! Budding authors and artists should come with an open mind and a desire to try out different techniques such as pen and ink, colored pencil, tracing, and collage. 

    Cap at 18 students. 
  • Week 5: Photography Camp

    Dates: July 24-28, 2023
    Time: 9:00am- 3:00pm
    Ages: Rising Grade 6 - Grade 9
    Instructor: Ms. Johnson 

    Students will learn how to use DSLR cameras to capture the world around them and how they perceive their surroundings. They will explore the basics of Adobe Photoshop to edit the images that they take. Through this, they will learn how to take better photos with the use of composition and lighting, as well as how to improve those photos through digital editing. (Cameras will be provided, but students are more than welcome to use their own camera if you have one)

    Cap at 10 students. 

Middle School Jumpstart Academic Camps

Ready to get a jump on learning and fun? Check out our Jumpstart Academic Camps for Middle School! These are half-day sessions (morning or afternoon). Please see camp descriptions for specific age ranges, times and cost.

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  • Week 5: Jumpstart 6th Grade Math

    Dates: July 24-28, 2023, 9:00am-12:00pm
    Ages: Rising Grade 6
    Instructor: Mrs. McMahon

    Campers will review and preview key concepts in the sixth-grade math classes through fun hands-on games and activities.

    Cap at 14 students. 

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