Student Life
Summer Camps

Art, Dance, Music & Theatre

Summer Fun Starts Here.

From dance to movie making to theatre and photography, young artists will find a camp they love at CCS. Our Theatre Camps are increasingly popular with both our CCS students and kids from the broader community.

June 7 - 11

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  • Fun with Clay | 3rd-5th grade | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Come spend some time getting your hands dirty with clay. Spend the week making creatures, food and other exciting things! This camp will be led by CCS Ceramics teacher Ms. Mia Baker. The cost of this camp is $175.
  • Intro to Performing Arts | 3rd-6th grade | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Do you enjoy the performing arts? Come spend a week learning about all the aspects of performing. Campers will be writing songs, dancing, turning stories into plays, and more. This camp will be led by Ms. Robin Hyland. The cost of this camp is $175.

June 14 - 18

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  • Art | 5th-8th grade | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Come enjoy a week of making art. This camp is the perfect chance to get introduced to many different medias of art. Campers will get to paint, sculpt, and more! This camp will be led by Ms. Mia Baker. The cost of this camp is $175. 
  • Ukulele Build & Play | 4th-8th grade | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Find out why the ukulele is one of the easiest and most fun instruments to play. Campers will learn the history and design of the instrument as well as how to play chords and melodies. Students will build their own ukulele as well as learn about the instruments that make up popular Hawaiian music. Mr. Kirk Ward is the Instrumental Music Program Director for CCS Upper School. He has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance from UTK and has been a professional guitar player and instructor for over sixteen years. The cost of this camp is $175. 
  • Videography | 5th-12th grade | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Learn advanced videography and editing skills as you create an original short film. Students who would like to learn more about acting for the screen are also welcome! The camp will be led by CCS Videographer, Heath Austin, along with guest industry professionals. The cost of this camp is $175.
  • Woodworking | 4th-5th grade | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Come experience what it is like to work in the CCS Woodshop. You will have a great time learning how to safely build a project that you will be able to take home at the end of the week. Let's build something together! This camp will be led by CCS Woodshop paraprofessional, Mr. Austin Nicely. The cost of this camp is $175.

June 14 - 25

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  • Musical Theatre | K-8th grade | Times Vary

    Become a part of a Chattanooga Christian School summer tradition as you experience our fabulous Musical Theatre Camp! Rising K-8th grade campers will learn all that goes into putting on a musical theatre show. Campers work on performance skills (singing, dancing, and acting), stagecraft skills (creating costumes, props, and sets), and how to pull a show together through teamwork! Every child will be a part of our dazzling final production on Friday, June 25 at either 11:00 AM or 3:00 PM.

    Camp Options: Two-week participation is required. You have the choice between morning, afternoon, or full-day camp. The times and costs of this camp vary:
    • Musical Theatre Performance Camp: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or 1:00 PM-4:00 PM - $325
    • Stage Design Art*: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or 1:00 PM-4:00 PM - $325
    • Full-Day Musical Theatre Camp (Performance and Stage Design): 9:00 AM-4:00 PM - $475
    *Stage Design Art dives even further into the skills needed to create the visual effects of the show. Students become the set creators, prop makers, and costume designers for their show.

June 21 - 25

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  • Drums & Percussion Build & Play | K-2nd grade | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    This camp will give kids a chance to learn the basics of percussion. Campers will also learn how to build percussion instruments out of everyday items. This camp will be led by Mr. Kirk Ward, Instrumental Music Program Director for CCS Upper School. The cost of this camp is $175.
  • Fun with Clay | 1st-2nd grade | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Come spend some time in our pottery studio! This camp will be an introduction into the incredibly versatile material of clay. Through many techniques campers will learn how to create different forms out of clay. This camp will be led by Ms. Mia Baker, the Ceramics teacher at CCS. The cost of this camp is $175.
  • Lights, Camera, Action! | 4th-8th grade | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Experience digital filmmaking or learn basic photography and photoshop techniques with hands-on instruction. Explore the art of digital filmmaking by shooting and editing your own unique video. Learn to write a script, operate a camera using manual functions, and make edits! Are you ready to create a movie? This camp will be led by Mr. Cortez Stokes. The cost of this camp is $150. 
  • Woodworking | 6th-8th grade | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Come experience what it is like to work in the CCS Woodshop. You will have a great time learning how to safely build a project that you will be able to take home at the end of the week. Let's build something together! This camp will be led by CCS Woodshop teacher, Mr. David MacCallister. The cost of this camp is $175.

July 5 - 9

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  • American Girl Doll | PreSchool-2nd grade | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Campers will make handcrafted, customized accessories for their American Girl Dolls. All materials will be provided. Don’t have an American Girl Doll? No problem! Bring one of your favorite dolls with you to this fun and crafty camp. This camp will be led by Ms. Lauren Hilkert. The cost of this camp is $175.
  • Needlepoint | 3rd-8th grade | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Have you ever wanted to learn the art of needlepoint? Now is your chance. This week of camp will focus on the techniques of needlepoint and other string arts and crafts. Come join Ms. Anna Yonkofski for a week of creativity. The cost of this camp is $175.

July 12 - 16

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  • Creative Movement | PreSchool-2nd grade | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    In this introductory dance class students will explore movement in a structured learning environment. Young dancers will have fun while learning the basic concepts of stretching, coordination, locomotor skills, and ballet! This camp will be led by Ms. Emma Pannkuk. The cost of this camp is $150.
  • Messy Adventures | PreSchool-2nd grade | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Come join us for a week of messy games, crafts, and adventures. Campers will be guaranteed to get messy with shaving cream, paint, and many other creative activities. This camp will be led by Ms. Paige Turner. The cost of this camp is $175.
  • Creative Art | K-2nd grade | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Painting, sculpture, design and most of all fun! Come enjoy a variety of art projects designed for our littlest artists. This camp will be led by CCS Ceramics teacher Ms. Mia Baker. The cost of this camp is $175.
  • Beginning Hip Hop & Jazz | 3rd-8th grade | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Want to learn the basics of Hip Hop and Jazz? This camp is designed for those looking to learn new steps. This camp will be led by CCS Dance Teacher Ms. Emma Pannkuk. The cost of this camp is $150.
  • Nailed It! | 4th-8th grade | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Have you ever looked at a craft and thought, "I can make that?" It's time to put your skills to the test. Campers will be given a craft and the supplies to replicate the design. This is a chance to figure out how crafting works. This camp will be led by Ms. Lauren Hilkert. The cost of this camp is $175.

July 12 - 23

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  • Advanced Musical Theatre | 7th-12th grade | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    This Workshop is an advanced, audition-based Musical Theatre Intensive! Campers will explore more advanced levels of singing, dancing, and acting in musicals to prepare them for higher levels of musical theatre performance. Prerequisites: If you have performed in 2+ High School musicals at CCS or 2+ Middle School musicals at CCS, consider this Workshop. Contact the Theatre Director Mary Catherine Schimpf with prerequisite questions. We are happy to help place you in the best camp for you to grow, lead, and thrive! The cost of this camp is $375. 

    *Middle & High School Musical Theatre Workshop Intensive campers must audition in the spring to receive roles (audition date TBD). Campers may arrange an audition directly with the Theatre Director. If a camper lives out of town, he or she may make arrangements to send in a video.

July 19 - 23

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  • Fun with Clay | PreSchool-K | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Come spend some time getting your hands dirty with clay. Spend the week making creatures, food and other exciting things! This camp will be led by CCS Ceramics teacher Ms. Mia Baker. The cost of this camp is $175.

July 26 - 30

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  • Photography | 4th-8th grade | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Come spend some time behind the camera. Campers will spend the week photographing different subjects like people, nature, and things in motion. Campers will also work on the art of editing pictures. No camera is required. This camp will be led by Ms. Anna Yonkofski. The cost of this camp is $175.
  • Fun with Clay | 6th-8th grade | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Come spend some time in our pottery studio! This camp will be an introduction into the incredibly versatile material of clay. Through many techniques campers will learn how to create different forms out of clay. This camp will be led by Ms. Mia Baker, the Ceramics teacher at CCS. The cost of this camp is $175.