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Middle School

As a transitional period between elementary and secondary school, middle school offers students an opportunity to combine the joy of structured and unstructed play with the rigor of academic study. 

Our classes for middle school students combine the fun of elementary programs with the structure and academic focus of our secondary programs. Offer your middle school student the advantages of etiquette and babysitter training. Help your child become a more organized student as the complexities of school, work and home schedules increase. Or provide skills for improving homework skills.

Secondary School

High school offers both the foundation for future academic and athletic excellence and the pathway toward higher education. Give your high school teen the skills needed to succeed in high school and in preparing for college.

Teens can choose from SAT and ACT preparation programs, homework and organization skill improvement classes, or summer adventure day-camps for teens. All classes are held on the University of Richmond campus and capitalize on the rich liberal arts heritage and resources of the school.

Course and Registration Information

Select the title below for course schedules and online registration.

Middle and Secondary Classes
Middle School
adventURes In Recreation and Wellness
Course Offerings (1)
July 17, 2017 through July 21, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Staff
CRN: OAR317.02
Fee: $575
Description
adventURes: Summer Adventures in Recreation & Wellness is a fun-filled, on-the-go day camp where students can experience with peers a different off-site trip each day. Campers will participate in several outdoor activities through our partners and engage in experiential learning to develop knowledge, leadership, and a sense of community. adventURes introduces campers to healthy behaviors that can lay the foundation for lifetime activities that will promote an active lifestyle. Each day will originate at the UR Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness, with excursions to off-campus venues. For ages 12-16; students must be at least 12 and under 17 by the first day of camp. NOTE: Students may register for only one week of adventURes.

Babysitter Training Basics & First Aid/CPR
Course Offerings (1)
July 31, 2017 through August 3, 2017
Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Carolyn Wallace
CRN: YTH317.50
Fee: $275
Description
Our summer course will help you learn the babysitting basics; how to interview for a babysitting job, choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games, understand diapering and feeding techniques, and handle bedtime issues. Also included is First Aid and CPR for Children and Infants; learn how to make educated decisions while caring for young children in your neighbors' homes and in community settings. Course fee includes: the American Red Cross (ARC) Babysitter's Training Handbook, ARC First Aid and CPR handbook, supplies and materials for performing first aid, as well as additional course handouts. Students must complete a pre-test and pass a written examination in order to receive their Certificates, as well as complete specific reading (which will be provided to each student before the course.) This course satisfies requirements for the Girl Scout badge. Note: Please bring lunch MON through WED; lunch will be provided in UR dining center on THURS. (Minimum age 11 by first class)

Future-Preneurs
Course Offerings (1)
July 24, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Little Scholars
CRN: YTH317.42
Fee: $550
Description
Are you a natural born leader? Do you want to experience the thrills of creating a 'company'? Don't miss out on this course where you will create and sell handmade products at the Sale-A-Thon. This course will dabble in the world of stocks and current events as it relates to business as well. (Middle school)

Instructional Chess for Kids
Course Offerings (1)
July 24, 2017 through July 28, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Championship Chess
CRN: YTH317.10
Fee: $230
Description
In this course, students will be presented with a systematic and fun way to build chess skills during chess instruction and through friendly competition. Playing chess can help kids think more clearly, as well as add to improvement of math and reading skills. Class sessions include instruction, playing time, and instructional booklet. (Rising 2-6 grades)

Masters Golf Camp (full-day)
Course Offerings (1)
August 21, 2017 through August 25, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Windy Hill Professional Coaching Staff
CRN: GOLF317.12
Fee: $595
Lunch will be provided each day at Windy Hill! Please send a snack/drink of choice for the afternoon hours.
Description
This program is designed for ages 7-17 and will accommodate golfers with varying skill levels. Camp runs for five days from 9 am - 4 pm with the right mix of instruction on the range, putting green, and on course time. The morning sessions will emphasize skill building for full swing, short game, and putting. After lunch, campers will experience extensive training on both Par 3 and the Lake Course. This experience will prepare students to broaden their horizons for future play on an array of local golf courses. Lunch will be provided daily; please bring snack for afternoon break.

Mini-Masters Golf Camp (half-day)
Course Offerings (1)
August 21, 2017 through August 25, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Windy Hill Professional Coaching Staff
CRN: GOLF317.14
Fee: $325
Please send a snack/drink of choice each day with your student. On FRIDAY, lunch provided for this course's half-day campers, along with the full-day campers.
Description
This course is for junior golfers of varying abilities ages 7-17. Taught by Windy Hill's Director of Junior instruction and staff in an exciting and game-oriented atmosphere, juniors will set the foundation for a lifetime of fun on the golf course. Skills covered include full swing, chipping, pitching, putting, and the sand game. Morning sessions will emphasize fundamentals in all aspects of the game. Students will receive a gift bag with passes to Windy Hill, ice cream treats, and lunch on Friday.

Public Speaking
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through August 11, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Little Scholars
CRN: YTH317.44
Fee: $550
Description
Develop the confidence to master the important life skill of public speaking! With a focus on critical thinking and concise communication, we will lay the groundwork towards becoming a confident public speaker. Learn tips, best practices and debating strategies of successful public speakers and practice speaking in front of teachers and peers. (Middle school)

Ultimate Sports / Writers Mashup
Course Offerings (1)
July 31, 2017 through August 4, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Little Scholars
CRN: YTH317.43
Fee: $550
2-class combination.
Description
In this combo course students will dive into games such as ultimate Frisbee, land polo, and spike ball. Experience new sports, learn a new trick, and how to teach your friends a cool new game! In Writers Mashup, conquer the writing world as we dive into linguistic games, get your creative writing juices flowing, and entertain your fellow authors with comic writing, magna comics, and skit writing. Authors will build a portfolio of work as well as design a book. (Middle school)

Watercolor Painting for Middle/High
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through August 11, 2017
Weekdays: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Doug Mock
CRN: ART317.02
Fee: $275
Description
REPRISED. If you have the desire to paint in watercolor but don't know where to start, then this is your chance! Students will learn about gathering basic supplies, beginning techniques, choosing subject matter, and achieving results that are sure to please. Doug provides a super fun, educational, and energizing workshop. Open your mind, prepare to learn, have some fun, and enjoy the beauty of all that watercolor has to offer! Students may enroll in either or both workshops; content will be different each week. (Rising 6-12 grades)

Secondary School
Academic Excellence
Course Offerings (1)
August 20, 2017 through August 27, 2017
Sundays: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Roger Mancastroppa
CRN: ACEX317.01
Fee: $65
Description
In today's era of high-stakes testing, memorizing for tests has become the norm. This class will guide students in developing lifelong skills that will serve them through high school, college and beyond. Learn how to begin to think critically, process information far more effectively in class, take effective notes, manage papers and projects effectively and efficiently, as well as develop other key skills. This course offers students the opportunity to rediscover the joy of learning by understanding how the mind works, their own learning styles, and by teaching them to manage themselves. Course is designed for rising 9th-12th grade students, with all materials included.

adventURes In Recreation and Wellness
Course Offerings (1)
July 17, 2017 through July 21, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Staff
CRN: OAR317.02
Fee: $575
Description
adventURes: Summer Adventures in Recreation & Wellness is a fun-filled, on-the-go day camp where students can experience with peers a different off-site trip each day. Campers will participate in several outdoor activities through our partners and engage in experiential learning to develop knowledge, leadership, and a sense of community. adventURes introduces campers to healthy behaviors that can lay the foundation for lifetime activities that will promote an active lifestyle. Each day will originate at the UR Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness, with excursions to off-campus venues. For ages 12-16; students must be at least 12 and under 17 by the first day of camp. NOTE: Students may register for only one week of adventURes.

Babysitter Training Basics & First Aid/CPR
Course Offerings (1)
July 31, 2017 through August 3, 2017
Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Carolyn Wallace
CRN: YTH317.50
Fee: $275
Description
Our summer course will help you learn the babysitting basics; how to interview for a babysitting job, choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games, understand diapering and feeding techniques, and handle bedtime issues. Also included is First Aid and CPR for Children and Infants; learn how to make educated decisions while caring for young children in your neighbors' homes and in community settings. Course fee includes: the American Red Cross (ARC) Babysitter's Training Handbook, ARC First Aid and CPR handbook, supplies and materials for performing first aid, as well as additional course handouts. Students must complete a pre-test and pass a written examination in order to receive their Certificates, as well as complete specific reading (which will be provided to each student before the course.) This course satisfies requirements for the Girl Scout badge. Note: Please bring lunch MON through WED; lunch will be provided in UR dining center on THURS. (Minimum age 11 by first class)

Choosing a Career Path
Course Offerings (1)
Sunday, July 30, 2017; 
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Tonya Osmond
CRN: CCP317.01
Fee: $35
Assessment may be purchased during your online registration check-out as a non-refundable 'materials' fee.
Description
NEW! What do you want to do when you finish high school? Identifying a career path is the first step in deciding what occupation(s) and college major(s) might be right for you. Learn how your interests fit into career families, and then identify what possible occupations are related. This interactive workshop requires you to complete an online assessment prior to the workshop. Upon confirmation of your registration, log-in information for the assessment will be provided. Assessment results will be handed out and interpreted during the workshop. This course is designed for rising 9-12 grade students. (Please see Notes for information regarding Assessment.)

Choosing a College
Course Offerings (1)
Sunday, August 6, 2017; 
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Tonya Osmond
CRN: CHC317.01
Fee: $35
Description
NEW! Choosing the right college can feel overwhelming when deciding between options and trying to understand the requirements needed to get in. However, it really can be a fun and exciting experience if you have the tools and knowledge needed to help you make a decision. Join us in this interactive workshop where you will learn how to identify colleges that offer majors that align with your career interests. We will also discuss other aspects of college that may be important to you in narrowing down your options. This course is designed for rising 9-12 grade students.

Masters Golf Camp (full-day)
Course Offerings (1)
August 21, 2017 through August 25, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Windy Hill Professional Coaching Staff
CRN: GOLF317.12
Fee: $595
Lunch will be provided each day at Windy Hill! Please send a snack/drink of choice for the afternoon hours.
Description
This program is designed for ages 7-17 and will accommodate golfers with varying skill levels. Camp runs for five days from 9 am - 4 pm with the right mix of instruction on the range, putting green, and on course time. The morning sessions will emphasize skill building for full swing, short game, and putting. After lunch, campers will experience extensive training on both Par 3 and the Lake Course. This experience will prepare students to broaden their horizons for future play on an array of local golf courses. Lunch will be provided daily; please bring snack for afternoon break.

Mini-Masters Golf Camp (half-day)
Course Offerings (1)
August 21, 2017 through August 25, 2017
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Windy Hill Professional Coaching Staff
CRN: GOLF317.14
Fee: $325
Please send a snack/drink of choice each day with your student. On FRIDAY, lunch provided for this course's half-day campers, along with the full-day campers.
Description
This course is for junior golfers of varying abilities ages 7-17. Taught by Windy Hill's Director of Junior instruction and staff in an exciting and game-oriented atmosphere, juniors will set the foundation for a lifetime of fun on the golf course. Skills covered include full swing, chipping, pitching, putting, and the sand game. Morning sessions will emphasize fundamentals in all aspects of the game. Students will receive a gift bag with passes to Windy Hill, ice cream treats, and lunch on Friday.

SAT Prep Focus Sessions: MATH
Course Offerings (1)
July 17, 2017 through July 20, 2017
Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Instructor: S.T.E.P.S. To Success Staff
CRN: STEPS317.04
Fee: $185
Description
Take your math testing skills to the next level! Our specially-designed focus sessions provide intensive practice and review of the math areas featured on the test. Learn helpful tips and techniques for working through these sections. Included in course fee: eight hours of in-class instruction, book, materials, and a Sunday Refresher Session in the fall.

SAT Prep Focus Sessions: READ/WRITING
Course Offerings (2)
July 31, 2017 through August 3, 2017
Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: S.T.E.P.S. To Success Staff
CRN: STEPS317.05
Fee: $185
August 7, 2017 through August 10, 2017
Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: S.T.E.P.S. To Success Staff
CRN: STEPS317.06
Fee: $185
Description
Get ready for concentrated practice in grammar, reading comprehension, writing and language! In these focus sessions, develop strategies for tackling these questions of the test. Attention will also be given to process of elimination techniques, timing strategies, as well as an introduction to essay development. Included in the course fee: eight hours of in-class instruction, book, materials, and a Sunday Refresher Session in the fall.

SAT Prep Workshop: MATH/READ/WRITE
Course Offerings (1)
July 17, 2017 through July 20, 2017
Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Instructor: S.T.E.P.S. To Success Staff
CRN: STEPS317.02
Fee: $385
Description
Our popular four-day course covers both the Math and Writing/Reading subject areas. Learn the essential tools for being best prepared for each of the major categories of the SAT. Included in course fee: 16 hours of in-class instruction, book, materials, daily lunch in UR's Heilman Dining Center, and a Sunday Refresher Session in the fall.

Watercolor Painting for Middle/High
Course Offerings (1)
August 7, 2017 through August 11, 2017
Weekdays: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Doug Mock
CRN: ART317.02
Fee: $275
Description
REPRISED. If you have the desire to paint in watercolor but don't know where to start, then this is your chance! Students will learn about gathering basic supplies, beginning techniques, choosing subject matter, and achieving results that are sure to please. Doug provides a super fun, educational, and energizing workshop. Open your mind, prepare to learn, have some fun, and enjoy the beauty of all that watercolor has to offer! Students may enroll in either or both workshops; content will be different each week. (Rising 6-12 grades)

Contact Us

Mary C. Raymond, Manager
Enrichment & Youth
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138
mraymond@richmond.edu