Week 1 | May 30-June 2 | Tropical Beach Bash (4-day week)
Grab the lemonade, put on your sunglasses and don’t forget your swim suits as we launch into summer with Tate’s Tropical Beach Bash. Enjoy a beach party at one of our three refreshing swimming pools, whiz down the slip n’ slide and participate in daily beach games. Nothing says summer like heading to the beach so jump on your surfboard and join the fun.
Week 2 | June 5-9 | Weird Science
Welcome to the world of amazing experiments and cool activities that make you say WOW! We will join our make-believe, yet legendary, Professor Theodore Themopolis and Dr. Herbert Higginbottom IV for a journey into the realm of scientific discovery. With one part science and two parts imagination, combined with some systematic knowledge, the campus is our laboratory. White coats on - beakers in hand - here we go!
Week 3 | June 12-16 | Star Wars
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away . . . there was great unrest on the planet of Tate-tooine V, as young Jedi were training to defend the region from the dark powers of Ambassador Lester Zurk. Unite with the Alliance or choose to join the Empire as we travel to the outer edge. May the force be with us!
Week 4 | June 19-23 | Superheroes
“Faster than a speeding camper on the zipline. More powerful than a John Deere pulling a hay wagon. Able to leap tall insects in a single bound --- Look, up in the sky . . . It's a crow . . . It's a squirrel . . . It's Superhero week!” Join us as we celebrate the superheroes of today and yesterday. Discover your own superhero powers as we join forces to fend off the evil villains.
Week 5 | June 26-30 | Child vs. Wild
Based in part on the television show, Survivor, tribal alliances are formed and spirit fills the air as teams participate in competitions to gain points throughout the week. Some challenges involve skill and energy while others involve thought and problem solving. Group unity and participation are essential. All eyes are focused on Friday’s closing tribal council where one team will be the victor!
Week 6 | July 3-7 | Minion Mania (closed on July 4)
Suspicions are growing and things are not as they appear. A tire swing is missing from the playground; a half-eaten muffin is found in the camp store; strange little footprints mark the paths; and sounds of laughing chatter are coming from the woods. What’s going on? Yikes – a camper just spotted a yellow Twinkie with hands and feet headed to the pool. Join us and help solve these mysteries.
Week 7 | July 10-14 | Indiana Jones and the Legend of Taboo's Lost Treasure
It’s a race against the clock as all campers unite with Tennessee Jones (Indy’s brother) in the hunt for Taboo the Squirrel’s lost treasure. Doubt hangs in the air as the suspense builds. Was spunky the skunk involved? What about Fred Red Fox? Has anyone even seen Taboo this week? Together we will search for artifacts and hopefully discover the treasure before time runs out!
Week 8 | July 17-21 | Carnival
Fire up the cotton candy machine and crank up the music and games because it’s time for the Tate’s Carnival 2016. Step right up and try your hand at the ring toss, stop by the face painting stand, make a pitch at the dunking booth or maybe win a special prize at one of the game stations. These are just a few of the many activities awaiting you at the Tate’s Carnival.
Week 9 | July 24-28 | Harry Potter
Calling all young wizards! We're sending our imagination on vacation by spending the week honoring our good friend Harry Potter. Meet the magical sorting hat before venturing to the land of fiction where campers of all ages will enjoy dress up days, Hogwarts crafts, Quidditch and the Tate's Triwizard dodgeball tournament. We'll meet you at Platform 9 3/4 for an early departure. Don’t forget your wand and broom!
Week 10 | July 31-August 4 | Wild Water
Summer just wouldn't be complete without our most traditional and ever so popular weekly theme - Wild Water Week! So, add some extra sunscreen, gather the squirters, fill the water balloons and crank up the swimming pools because this week promises to be packed with wet and wild FUN. You will feel the excitement all the way from your head to your wrinkled toes.
Adventures in Robotics | entering grades 2nd-3rd | June 5-9 | $320
Adventures in Robotics | entering grades 4th-5th | June 12-16 | $320
Join Mrs. Anderson, Tate’s Technology Teacher, for an adventure you’ll never forget - Robotics! In individual and team environments, campers will follow the design process to build and program robots of different shapes and sizes. So what is the design process? It’s the process that engineers use all the time which includes a combination of defining a problem, researching information, brainstorming ideas, developing solutions, presenting your design and then improving your design! Campers will work toward developing problem-solving skills that involve math, engineering, physics and logic as they work toward their goals.
Participants will spend each day in the technology camp until 2:00 PM. The remainder of the camp day will include swimming and other camp activities.