Weaving a Webb of fun at summer camp

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
AJ Swafford helps students prepare for the zip line during a previous Summer Day Camp at The Webb School
thewebbschool.com website photo

Summer time can be fun time -- and educational, too -- at a local school's summer camp.

The Webb School will host its fifth annual Summer Day Camp for three weeks on June 12-16, 19-23 and 26-30. The camp is for rising 4th-8th graders. Sessions are in one-week increments, meaning a student can attend one week or up to three weeks, said director A.J. Swafford.

Zip lines to math

Activities include pottery, outdoor adventure (ropes, zip line), LEGO robotics, exploratory math and engineering challenges, he said. Classes will take a break at times by walking to downtown Bell Buckle to buy some ice cream.

Parents should contact the school for more details.

"We're trying to offer things students don't usually have access to," Swafford said. "Kids always want to do the outdoor stuff over and over again."

Times are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. Bus service is available to and from Murfreesboro and Tullahoma. Campers will receive a couple of T-shirts, Swafford said.

Experiencing Webb

The camp allows students who may not have considered attending Webb a chance to learn more about what the school is about, Swafford said.

Slots fill up fast. For more information, visit thewebbschool.com/academics/summer-program, call 931-389-6003 or email admissions@webbschool.com.

Webb also offers a basketball skills camp for rising 4th-12th graders from June 5-7, 9 a.m.-noon, according to its website. Varsity boys' basketball coach Jeff Mitchell will focus on offensive skill development. There will be competitive games, drills and activities. Campers receive a T-shirt, certificate and lunch the last day.

And, Webb will offer an English language learner program from July 9-August 4 for ages 10-17. More information on the basketball and ELL program is online at the Summer Program portion of the school's website, thewebbschool.com.

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