Pique her Curiosity

Designed to introduce your girl to a world of new discoveries, our academic and enrichment camps will pique her curiosity and quench her thirst for knowledge. Our Bricks 4 Kidz Camp is open to boys, too, so she can work side by side with her peers, creating an amusement park that moves!

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  • Brand U(niversity) | New for 2018!

    Brand U(niversity)
    Grades: 10–12 (only for GPS students or the daughters/granddaughters of GPS alumnae)
    Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Dates: June 11–15
    Cost: $300
    Instructors: GPS Head of School Dr. Autumn A. Graves and Director of Auxiliary Programs Kim Leffew

    Through assessments such as Myers-Briggs and field trips in Chattanooga and beyond, identify your interests and talents and consider how you can leverage your newfound self-awareness to make decisions about your future goals and aspirations. As you consider the college process, internships, and life beyond your bachelor’s degree, you should have some direction before beginning this exciting journey. Learn how to create an age-appropriate professional wardrobe, design a resume, harness the power of social media for good, and make a great first impression—either in a restaurant or at an interview. Get comfortable writing proper thank-you notes and practicing table manners. Of course, we will have fun along the way. Space is limited to 12 girls, so register soon.
  • Bricks 4 Kidz: World of Amusement

    Bricks 4 Kidz: World of Amusement
    Grades: 1–5
    Time: 9 a.m.–noon
    Dates: June 18–22
    Cost: $195

    At Bricks 4 Kidz, learn, build, and play with Lego bricks! Use Lego products for a fun, hands-on learning and building experience focused on STEM concepts, while improving your critical thinking, creativity, and organizational and problem-solving skills with teamwork. Grab your friends (or make new ones) and design and build a Lego amusement park complete with ticket booths, concession stands, and motorized rides. Learn to program the rides using Lego WeDo software. Don’t miss out on this week of building and programming as you make a Lego amusement park come to life.
  • STEM Camp | New for 2018!

    STEM Camp
    Grades: 4–7
    Time: 9 a.m.–noon
    Dates: June 25–29
    Cost: $195
    Instructor: Tracie Durham ’80, GPS Head of Science Department

    Do you like to discover how things work? Are you always inventing and building new things? Are chemical reactions your absolute favorite? If you love learning how and why (or why not), then STEM Camp is the place for you! Spend a week investigating multiple areas in science, technology, engineering, and math using the many tools of the trade available at GPS—3-D printers, computers, Legos, Little Bits, and more.
  • We R CPR Safe Sitters Camp

    We R CPR Safe Sitters Camp
    Grades: 610
    Time: 9 a.m.noon
    Dates: June 48
    Cost: $200
    Instructor: We R CPR Instructors

    The Safe Sitter program teaches you everything you need to know to be safe when you are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting for hire. Learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who is choking as well as helpful information including what to do during severe weather. These babysitting lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Learn first aid and even use CPR manikins to practice CPR or choking rescue.
  • World Language Camp | New for 2018!

    World Language Camp
    Grades: 4–7
    Time: 9 a.m.–noon
    Dates: June 11–15, July 16–20
    Cost: $185
    Instructors: Dr. Cindy Lepore and Erin Bas, GPS World Language Teachers

    Explore the wonder of language through the lenses of the rich Spanish- and French-speaking cultures around the world with art, music, dance, story, and food. Each day of camp celebrates a different part of the world influenced by customs and traditions in North America, Europe, Africa, the Caribbean Sea, and the Pacific Ocean. All the while, campers learn beginning language of both Spanish and French. There may even be some tasty treats and off-campus excursions!

Summer Courses

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  • Middle School Sneak Peek for Incoming Sixth-Graders

    Middle School Sneak Peek
    Grade: 6 *for incoming GPS sixth-graders only
    Time: 9-11 a.m.
    Dates: June 18–22, July 16–20
    Cost: $150
    Instructor: Suzy McKenna, GPS English Teacher

    Why wait until the first days of sixth grade at GPS to find out what to expect? Learn about daily life in the Middle School—schedules, routines, and expectations. Through games, campus scavenger hunts, multimedia presentations, science experiments, and more, you will become familiar with the campus and buildings, faculty and staff, advisory system, planners, homework expectations and management, schedules, and so much more! Sneak Peek helps calm those anticipatory jitters and boost your comfort and confidence for the start of school. Stay the whole day by adding afternoon activities with Bruiser Camp.
  • World Religions Course| For Credit

    World Religions Course | For Credit
    Grade: 10–12 *for GPS students only
    Time: 8 a.m.–noon, daily
    Dates: June 4–22
    Cost: $400
    Instructor: Jordan McCarter, GPS History Teacher

    This course seeks to examine how five of the world’s major religious traditions approach the fact of Eternal Truth in an attempt to reconcile themselves with it. By studying major themes in the philosophy of religion and seminal texts from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism and Islam, students will come to understand both a life that is lived from each of these various perspectives as well as the goals towards which each perspective strives. This course satisfies the religion requirement. ½ credit (1 semester). Grades 10-12.

    Click here to register.

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