Randolph-Macon Academy Summer Programs

Randolph-Macon Academy Summer Programs

Front Royal, Virginia, United States

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Camp Category: Academics, Aviation, Biology, College Prep, English 2nd Language, Languages, Life Skills, Math, Other Academics, Pre-College, Science, STEM, Arts, Music, Day Camps, Residential, Technology, and Robotics

Randolph-Macon Academy offers an enrichment camp for grades 6-8, summer school classes for grades 9-12, a flight camp for ages 16 and up, and English as a Second Language for grades 6-12. In R-MA’s Middle School Enrichment Camp, students participate in to four morning sessions, then participate fun activities the rest of the week. Students in grades 9-12 may take new or repeat courses for high school credit. Course options include most core courses as well as two electives: Innovation 101 and College and Career Summer Seminar. All students in grades 6-12 may attend trips to amusement parks, movies, paintball trips, laser tag, bowling, swimming, etc.

Middle School Summer Camp: The Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School Summer Camp is an overnight academic camp for rising 6th-8th grade students and a day camp for rising 5th-8th grade students. Campers spend the morning in a relaxed classroom environment that is focused on exploring the subject, engaging the camper, and encouraging creative and innovative thinking. The theme for 2019 is Space Exploration & Investigation. In the afternoons, campers enjoy air-conditioned basketball facilities, an indoor pool, and the 135-acre campus with seven athletic fields and two outdoor basketball courts. They also participate in off-campus trips to the local 4-H pool, bowling alley, movie theater, laser tag, hiking, canoeing, and other local attractions. Campers may sign up for a two-week camp session or all four weeks.

Upper School Summer School: For rising freshmen through seniors, summer school classes provide the opportunity to get ahead, explore a subject, or improve grades. Students may earn a full credit in a new subject, while students who need to bring up a grade may take two half-day courses. A full list of courses is available on the Academy’s website at rma.edu/summer. Students may also take one enrichment class and one repeat class. Evenings and weekends provide the downtime for the summer school program, with swimming, bowling, sports, trips to amusement parks, town trips, and more.

Flight Camp: Randolph-Macon Academy hosts a flight camp for high school students. Students in this camp take lessons in a Cessna 172, attend ground school, fly drones, and attend field trips to air fields, corporations, and museums to learn about careers in aviation.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Camp: Randolph-Macon Academy’s Summer Programs also provides an ESL Camp for rising 6th-12th grade students. Students stay in age-appropriate dorms. They participate in a full-immersion ESL course during the day, which often includes cultural trips to the local area or to Washington, D.C. In the evenings and on weekends, they participate in the same fun activities as their peers.