SUMMER CAMPS

2018

/2018 Summer Camp Offerings

We realize as parents ourselves, and as educators, how much learning continues even when school’s not in session. So to help your kids–and ours–grow in new ways and try unprecedented adventures, we are offering all different kinds of camps this summer, not just athletic camps. We’ve got everything from “Intro to Acting” and “Survivorish” to the more traditional “Volleyball” and other sports camps, almost all of which are taught by our experienced HC staff, also eager to try something novel. Each camp is offered for a standard 3-hour morning or afternoon session, though you can combine them to make a full day of camps.

A couple of details to help you create your kids’ sweet summer day camp experience:

  • Camp grades are for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • All camps are 3 hours long Monday-Friday, and cost $100, unless otherwise noted. You can extend the camp experience to a full day by choosing both am and pm sessions, then selecting a supervised lunch with or without supplied lunch on the registration form.
  • We offer these class offerings with one disclaimer in this, our first year of organizing this kind of camp schedule: We need to reserve the right to cancel any classes as needed, depending on registration numbers. (So please help us spread the word to friends, so we can keep all classes–especially the ones you’re interested in!)
  • All camps are located at Holland Christian High School; we will bus them as needed to other locations.

/Schedule by Week

(Scroll down for detailed descriptions.)

Date AM Classes: 8:30-11:30 PM Classes: 12:30-3:30
June 11-15 Volleyball (3-5)
Intro to Acting: Tales with a Twist (4-6)
Football: Future State Champs Camp (6-8)
Whole and Free (Girls in grades 6-9)
Football: Future State Champs Camp (3-5)
SURVIVOR(ish) (6-8)
Volleyball (6-8)
June 18-22 Girls Basketball/Sports Extravaganza (K-2)
Coed Tennis (1-4)
Little Maroons Girls Basketball (3-5)
Girls Basketball (6-8)
June 25-29 Boys Basketball/Lego/Football (K-2)
Little Maroons Boys Basketball Camp (3-5)
Coed Tennis (5-8)

Boys Basketball (6-8)

July 9-13 Creative Drama: Animal Antics (1-3)
Summer Algebra Institute (3-4) ($150*)
Outdoor Adventure/Survival (3-8)
Beach Volleyball (7-9)

Beach Volleyball (10-12)

July 16-20 Summer Algebra Institute (5-7) ($150*)

Beach Games (3-8)
Lacrosse Camp (4-8)

July 23-27 Boys Soccer (3-5)
Girls Soccer (3-5)
Clay Camp (5th-9th) ($120*)

Boys Soccer (6-8)
Girls Soccer (6-8)

July 30-Aug. 3 Fairy Tale Fun (K-3) Improv and Performance (6-9)
August 6-10 Acting Essentials (6-9)

/Camp Descriptions by Week

Football: Future State Champs Camp (3-5)
Instructor: Chris Kuipers, HCHS Head Coach and teacher
Description: Football Camp provides opportunities for students of all athletic ability to improve their skills, knowledge, and fitness specific to the game of football.  The camp will feature instruction from current high school coaches and players. Future State Champs Camp is designed to benefit both the beginning football player as well as the player who has a lot of football playing experience.  Camp is structured in a way that fosters a love for the game through competition and teamwork. Weekly and daily themes use the context of football to nurture and develop the mind, heart, and spirit; teaching them to strive for excellence and glorify God in all aspects of life.

Volleyball (3-5)
Instructor: Laura Bindon, HCHS Head Coach, and Gerrit VanKlaveren, Assistant Coach and Elementary PE Teacher
Description: Third through fifth-grade boys and girls of all levels can join us for an exciting week of passing, setting, hitting, and serving. Coaching geared to specific skill levels, emphasis on motor skills, volleyball-related conditioning, contests, challenges, and games will get you fired up for volleyball! Bring your brothers, sisters, friends and neighbors for quality instruction from qualified HC coaches!

Intro to Acting: Tales with a Twist (4-6)
Instructor: Faith Hinken has many years of experience developing and directing drama and music camps and productions for faith-based organizations.  Faith most recently directed Living Books Summer Arts Camps.
Description: Introduce your child to the wonderful world of theater with this fun and exciting “no-pressure” class. We will have a blast exploring some of the basics of acting such as voice, movement, and character development through a variety of fun creative drama activities. Students will also discover hidden talents in mime and enjoy hilarious improv games together. By the end of the week, students will have applied these new skills in creating their own improvised or “twisted” version of a classic tale or fable– complete with student made costumes, props and set. On the last day of camp, kids will give a “shareformance” for family and friends.

Football: Future State Champs Camp (6-8)
Instructor: Chris Kuipers, HCHS Head Coach and Teacher
Description: Football Camp provides opportunities for students of all athletic ability to improve their skills, knowledge, and fitness specific to the game of football.  The camp will feature instruction from current high school coaches and players. Future State Champs Camp is designed to benefit both the beginning football player as well as the player who has a lot of football playing experience. Camp is structured in a way that fosters a love for the game through competition and teamwork. Weekly and daily themes use the context of football to nurture and develop the mind, heart, and spirit; teaching them to strive for excellence and glorify God in all aspects of life.

Whole and Free (Girls in grades 6-9)
Instructor: Nicole Orr, Revelation Wellness Certified Instructor
Description: Revelation Wellness Whole and Free Camp, building unstoppable beauty from the inside out! Drumstick workouts, life changing activities, prayer hiking, journaling, preparing snacks, and of course some nail polish, facials, and plenty of SURPRISES! We will learn to avoid the pitfalls of the beauty trap and discover our identity in Christ in a fun way. This week will impact your life forever!

SURVIVOR(ish) (6-8)
Instructor: Sheila, 1st grade teacher at Rose Park, and her husband, Todd Doktor, science teacher at Calvin Christian Middle School
Description: Have you seen Survivor? Watched the Amazing Race? This experience will blend challenges similar to those on these shows giving middle school aged kids an opportunity to hone and practice their twenty first century skills of collaboration in a fun and competitive manner. We will travel Holland, heading off campus daily to actively engage in contests utilizing the wonderful and beautiful resources of this community.

Participants will be randomly assigned to teams for each challenge, winning points based on how well their team does in that event. Individual scores will be kept to see who is the overall SURVIVORish winner. The challenges will test your mental, physical, and strategic skills as well as your problem solving and luck. To wet your appetite, a few of the contests kids may be participating in are a What Sup Relay, a Cardboard Boat Regatta, and some Holland 500 SPHERO racing!

This engaging opportunity is designed to build community and honor God with play. Are you ready to collaborate and compete? Let the games begin!

Volleyball (6-8)
Instructor: Laura Bindon, HCHS Head Coach, and Gerrit VanKlaveren, Assistant Coach and Elementary PE Teacher
Description: Sixth through eighth-grade boys and girls of all levels can join us for an exciting week of passing, setting, hitting, and serving. Coaching geared to specific skill levels, introduction to positions and strategy, volleyball-related conditioning, contests, challenges, and games will get you fired up for volleyball! Bring your brothers, sisters, friends and neighbors for quality instruction from qualified HC coaches!

Girls Basketball/Sports Extravaganza (K-2)
Instructor: Heather Swierenga, HCHS Girls Basketball Head Coach and PE Teacher and Joel Leegwater, HCMS PE Teacher and Athletic Director
Description: This camp is aimed at girls who are interested in getting better at basketball.  The first hour and a half will be instruction, games, and skill development led by varsity girl basketball players. The second hour and a half will be led by our middle school physical education teacher. During this session, girls will participate in different physical activities and games.

Coed Tennis (1-4)
Instructor: Tim Haig, HCMS Tennis Coach and Teacher
Description: This camp will introduce the game of tennis to younger kids through games, movement, balance, and hand-eye coordination activities. Campers will learn sportsmanship and fair play as well as the basics of tennis movement and stroke development. Low-bounce balls and smaller courts will be utilized to maximize the success of younger players.

Little Maroons Girls Basketball (3-5)
Instructor: Heather Swierenga, HCHS Girls Basketball Head Coach and PE Teacher
Description: Holland Christian Girls Basketball camp provides an opportunity to get better in the game of basketball. The camp focuses on basketball skills but includes elements of competition and game play.

Girls Basketball (6-8)
Instructor: Heather Swierenga, HC Girls Basketball Coach and PE Teacher
Description: Holland Christian Girls Basketball Camp provides an opportunity to get better in the game of basketball. The camp focuses on basketball skill but includes elements of competition and game play.

Boys Basketball/Lego/Football (K-2)
Instructor: David Kool, HCHS Boys Basketball Coach, Sam Sportel, HCHS Science Teacher, and Chris Kuipers, HCHS Football Coach
Description: This camp is designed to give boys an exciting morning of fun-filled activities that develop and nurture the mind, body, heart, and spirit. The boys will start the morning with an hour of basketball in the gym with Coach Kool and some of the HS basketball players. Next, the boys will engage in an hour of lego fun and creativity with Mr. Sportel. Finally, they will head out to the football field for an hour of football fun with Coach Kuipers and a group of HS football players. Sign up today and invite your friends–this is a camp you won’t want to miss!

Little Maroons Boys Basketball Camp (3-5)
Instructor: David Kool, HCHS Boys Basketball Coach and PE Teacher
Description: The Little Maroons Boys Basketball camp will enhance skill development by focusing on the fundamentals of the game of basketball. We will focus on ball handling, passing, catching, shooting, and spacing on the floor. The most important thing this camp will focus on, however, is kids having fun! We believe that basketball needs to be fun and it will be our goal to ensure that happens in a Christ-centered way. We look forward to seeing your son soon!

Boys Basketball (6-8)
Instructor: David Kool, HCHS Boys Basketball Coach and PE Teacher
Description: Boys Basketball camp will enhance skill development by focusing on the fundamentals of the game of basketball. We will focus on ball handling, passing, catching, shooting, and spacing on the floor. The most important thing this camp will focus on, however, is kids having fun! We believe that basketball needs to be fun and it will be our goal to ensure that happens in a Christ-centered way. We look forward to seeing your son soon!

Coed Tennis (5-8)
Instructor: Tim Haig, HCMS Tennis Coach and Teacher
Description: This camp will introduce tennis to kids ready to learn how to play matches on a full size court. The emphasis will still be on movement and skill development and will progress to match play in both singles and doubles. This is a great camp to get ready for middle school tennis.

Creative Drama: Animal Antics (1-3)
Instructor: Faith Hinken has many years of experience developing and directing drama and music camps and productions for faith-based organizations. Faith most recently directed Living Books Summer Arts Camps.
Description: Do your kids enjoy pretending? Being expressive? Hamming it up? Do they enjoy silly and clever animal stories? Do you want your child to further develop his/her social, verbal, and creative problem-solving skills? Then consider this fun and relaxed introduction to the dramatic arts which gives children many opportunities to act out and express themselves in a variety of creative ways. Each day we will enjoy and discuss a different animal themed story. Then we will have fun reenacting it through creative drama games and story dramatizations. The use of simple props and costumes will add to the excitement. In addition, we will further explore with puppets, crafts, and music. On the last day of camp, we will have a special “shareformance” for family and friends.

Summer Algebra Institute (3-4) ($150*)
Instructor: Bob Hazen created and developed Summer Algebra Institute (SAI) and taught mathematics in Minnesota for 27 years. Bob has been a substitute teacher at all levels of Holland Christian Schools during the past 3 years.
Description: SAI is an elite, nationally known math enrichment camp that uses a hands-on approach to algebra to turn young kids on to math. Since 1995, almost 4000 students of all different abilities have benefitted from instruction that uses color, shape, size, texture, music, manipulatives, and games to deeply embed foundational algebra concepts such as variables, polynomials, and factoring into young minds, while also teaching specific, practical principles connecting algebra to all of math in ways that make more sense out of the arithmetic that kids already know. SAI isn’t just for gifted and talented students; students with a wide range of academic abilities have benefitted from this unique math enrichment experience. (*Higher fee)

Outdoor Adventure/Survival (3-8)
Instructor: Miska Rynsburger, South Side Principal, and her husband TJ Rynsburger, teacher at Hopkins Middle School
Description: Learn to start a fire, pitch a tent, and identify basic plants and animal life! Spend the morning experimenting with various survival techniques while having fun with new friends. We’ll go on plant identification hikes (although we’ll eat snacks provided by the teachers rather than found under rocks!), animal footprint tracking, and shelter constructing. Join us for some summertime outdoor fun! Rain or shine!

Beach Volleyball (7-9)
Instructor: Gerrit VanKlaveren, HCS Volleyball Assistant Coach and Elementary PE Teacher
Description: This is a way for students to get outside and play the amazing sport of volleyball. Lots of time we get stuck inside playing volleyball, but we live in an area with amazing opportunities to play volleyball outside on the beach! This camp will help boys and girls to practice their skills, as well as stay active playing cooperative and competitive games of beach volleyball.

Beach Volleyball (10-12)
Instructor: Gerrit VanKlaveren, HCS Volleyball Assistant Coach and PE Teacher
Description: This is a way for students to get outside and play the amazing sport of volleyball. Lots of time we get stuck inside playing volleyball, but we live in an area with amazing opportunities to play volleyball outside on the beach! This camp will help boys and girls to practice their skills, as well as stay active playing cooperative and competitive games of beach volleyball.

Beach Games (3-8)
Instructor: Brandon Riemersma is working towards a degree in Special Education at Trinity Christian College. He is a Holland Christian graduate, and a member of Trinity’s baseball team.
Description: Variety of games that can be enjoyed by everyone at the beach!

Lacrosse Camp (3-8)
Instructor: Cody Zoerhof, HCHS Boys Lacrosse Head Coach, and Chris Pifer, HCHS Assistant Coach and teacher at Creekside Middle School
Description: This is a camp that helps boys and girls improve their passing, shooting and stick work through fun drills and competitive games. Lacrosse Camp is for players of all skill levels.

Summer Algebra Institute (5-7) ($150*)
Instructor: Bob Hazen created and developed Summer Algebra Institute (SAI) and taught mathematics in Minnesota for 27 years. Bob has been a substitute teacher at all levels of Holland Christian Schools during the past 3 years.
Description: SAI is an elite, nationally known math enrichment camp that uses a hands-on approach to algebra to turn young kids on to math. Since 1995, almost 4000 students of all different abilities have benefitted from instruction that uses color, shape, size, texture, music, manipulatives, and games to deeply embed foundational algebra concepts such as variables, polynomials, and factoring into young minds, while also teaching specific, practical principles connecting algebra to all of math in ways that make more sense out of the arithmetic that kids already know. SAI isn’t just for gifted and talented students; students with a wide range of academic abilities have benefitted from this unique math enrichment experience. (*Higher fee)

Boys Soccer (3-5)
Instructor: Dave DeBoer, HCHS Boys Soccer Coach, PE Teacher and Dean of Students
Description: This camp is for boys seeking the necessary skills to develop as a better soccer player. The proper techniques and skills will be displayed and taught all throughout the camp. In addition to the teaching of skills, game experience will be offered in controlled scrimmages.

Girls Soccer (3-5)
Instructor: Elliot Slenk, HCHS Girls Soccer Coach and Teacher
Description: This camp is for girls seeking the necessary skills to develop as a better soccer player. The proper techniques and skills will be displayed and taught all throughout the camp. In addition to the teaching of skills, game experience will be offered in controlled scrimmages.

Clay Camp (5th-9th) ($120*)
Instructor: Jenny Geuder, HCMS Art Teacher
Description: Spend some time learning how to use clay in new ways! Try sculpture, new glaze techniques, slab construction, and a spin at the wheel. *There is a higher fee to cover supplies.

Boys Soccer (6-8)
Instructor: Dave DeBoer, HCHS Boys Soccer Coach, PE Teacher and Dean of Students
Description: This camp is for boys seeking the necessary skills to develop as a better soccer player. The proper techniques and skills will be displayed and taught all throughout the camp. In addition to the teaching of skills, game experience will be offered in controlled scrimmages.

Girls Soccer (6-8)
Instructor: Elliot Slenk, HCHS Girls Soccer Coach and Teacher
Description: This camp is for girls seeking the necessary skills to develop as a better soccer player. The proper techniques and skills will be displayed and taught all throughout the camp. In addition to the teaching of skills, game experience will be offered in controlled scrimmages.

Fairy Tale Fun (K-3)
Instructor: Rita Bos, Rose Park Kindergarten Teacher
Description: Join Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and other popular fairy tale characters for an incredible time of “all things fairy tales”. Crafts, STEM, and movement activities are just a few of the fun, engaging experiences that we will be exploring during our week together! You are not going to want to miss out!

Improv and Performance (6-9)
Instructor: Faith Hinken has many years of experience developing and directing drama and music camps and productions for faith-based organizations.  Faith most recently directed Living Books Summer Arts Camps.
Description: For the experienced or beginning acting student looking for an opportunity to gain acting skills in voice, stage movement and character development as well as learn the “rules” of and enjoy the art of improvisational acting. The end goal of this class is to apply these skills and create an adaption or spoof of the children’s classic tale The Emperor’s New Clothes–turning it into The Mayor’s New Clothes instead! A “wild west” theme will be added to bring lots of comedic relief. Mime, music and choreography will also be incorporated by the students to create a truly unique and entertaining production. Stage make-up, western wear, simple props and set pieces will enhance the production. So, grab your cowboy boots, saddle up yer horses, and brush up on yer southern accents ‘cause we are in for one wild and zany ride! We will take our show out on the happy trail to perform in our community at the end of the week.

Acting Essentials (6-9)
Instructor: Elle Nieuwsma, HCHS Theatre Director and English and Drama Teacher
Description: This camp encourages students to grow in their theatrical ability using the acting trio of tools: the voice, body, and mind. We will practice warm-ups, play theatre games, and work toward a short final performance for our family and friends the last day of camp. Students of all abilities and experience-levels are welcome!

/High School Athletic Camps

(More details coming soon!)

Dates Team Times Cost
June 11-15 Volleyball (9-12) Mon & Wed: 7-9:30 pm
Tues & Thurs: 6:30-9 pm
$70
June 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22 Girls 4v4 Soccer (9-12) 6-7:30 pm $70
June 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22 Boys 4v4 Soccer (9-12) 7:30-9 pm $70
June 18-21 Girls Basketball (9-12) 4-6 pm $55
July 16-19 Boys Soccer (9-12) 6-8:30 pm $70
July 23-26  Girls Soccer (9-12) 6-8:30 pm $70