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The Grammar School Summer Camp 2017!
The Grammar School will have three weeks of camp this summer! Each of the three one-week sessions will have camps for preschool, rising kindergarten through eighth graders, and mountain biking. The dates for the camps are as follows:
Session 1, June 26-30;
Session 2, July 3-7 (there will be no camp on July 4th);
Session 3, July 10-14.
The three weekly themes for the preschool camp are Enchanted Worlds, Exploring the Natural World, and Colorful Creations. The preschool camp will cost $195 for Session 1 or Session 3, $165 for Session 2, and $510 for Sessions 1, 2, and 3–a $45 discount! This camp runs from 9:00-1:30.
The K-8 camp will feature the themes of Back to Nature, Traditions, and Myths & Magic. The prices for the K-8 camp are $250 for Session 1 or Session 3 ($235 without swimming); $200 for Session 2 ($190 without swimming); and $650 for Sessions 1, 2, and 3–a $50 discount!–($610 without swimming). This camp runs from 9:00-1:30; those who want to swim will be at camp from 9:00-3:30.
The TGS Mountain Bike Camp will meet at the Upper School. Session 1 will run for half day (8:45-1:00). This session will introduce the camper to riding technique and mechanics, and will offer shorter, more moderate rides. Session 2 and Session 3 will be full day (8:45-4:00). These are for experienced riders seeking longer, more challenging rides on single track.
Tuition for the TGS Mountain Bike Camp will be $250 for Session 1 ($260 with swimming), $240 for Session 2 (no camp will be held on July 4th), $300 for Session 3, and $740 for Sessions 1, 2, and 3–a $50 discount!
We hope to see you at TGS this summer!
Mountain Bike Camp
Half Day (8-13 yrs)
This is a bike camp 101. Riders will work on bike handling, pedaling, braking, and shifting techniques. Campers will also ride, build trails, explore, and have fun on the obstacle course.
Full Day Camp (11-15 yrs)
This camp is for experienced riders who want longer more strenuous rides, and have the skills to maneuver on ungroomed trails and the willingness to tackle more technical terrain. Some days will feature nice long exploratory rides with lunch out on the trail. Other days will be divided into two rides. The focus will be on improving technical skills, mechanical prowess, and emerging as a stronger person.
New riders to this camp have participated in the half day camp or be approved by Daq.
Your bike should have three front gear rings to allow for varied terrain. Before camp, make sure your bike gets a thorough tune-up.
All riders should have a helmet, small backpack and eye protection.
Youth ages 14 to 16 are invited to apply for our Counselor-in-Training program. Counselors-in-Training attend camp at a greatly reduced cost, assist with classes, and have the opportunity to take part in activities for youth as well as afternoon swim time at the Putney Central pool. To learn more about becoming a CIT, please drop us a line.