RCPS Summer Camps, Classes and Programs 2017

Rockdale Magnet School 2017 Summer Science STEAM Camp

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June 5-9; rising 5th-8th graders; Two sessions each day: 9 a.m - noon and 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Classes and content will be split by grade level. Weekly Registration Fee $100 per student for half day or $200 per student for 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Explorations include: Chemistry of Tie Dye, Invention Challenge, Edible Engineering, Forensic Science, Water & Energy.

Registration deadline May 11, registration form at (PDF) (Accessible RTF) or For more information, 770-483-8737.

Rockdale Virtual Campus summer courses

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June 5-July 21; rising 6th-12th graders; registration deadline May 19. $75 per half unit-course.

Courses include:
Current Issues,
Digital Photography,
Environmental Science,
Introduction to Digital Media,
Peer Facilitation*
(Counselor Recommendation/Application), 
Personal Fitness,
Foreign Language Spanish Level 1-4

Online class links and registration links at . For more information, 770-388-5677 ext. 31177 or 

RCPS Summer Enrichment Camp Elementary Grades

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June 12-15; rising grades 2nd-5th; registration due May 26 at 1143 West Avenue to Holly Franklin. $50 per student per course.

STEAM Morning Session (7:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.)

Grade 2 - Snap n' Scrap: This class is for students with a desire to express their creativity through TECHNOLOGY and the ARTS! Activities include utilizing digital photography, designing artwork layouts, and creating a vision board. Students will incorporate real time images along with printed media to create a visual collage of their interests and goals. Students will engage in empowerment speaking and share their creations via spoken word, instrument, or song.

Grade 3 - Dogs 101: Love dogs or not, you will love the fun we will have learning all about them! Learn about the anatomy, history and care of dogs. Meet and greet for a variety of breeds!

Grade 4 - Stop Motion Video: Are you a fan of stop motion animation? Have you ever wanted to create your own stop motion video? Join us for an exciting week of investigation, storytelling, set design, photography, and cinematography to show off your stop motion skills. No previous stop motion experience required to attend!

Grade 5- Making Connections Through Theatre:
Have you ever wondered how your classroom subjects like Math, Reading, History, or Science can combine with the hobbies you love, like acting, dance, and singing? Join us for a STEAM driven week of theatre through the core subjects. We will crossover topics such as puppetry and science, skit reenactments and literature, and storytelling and geography! Make connections you never thought possible.

FINE ARTS Afternoon Session (12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)

Grade 2 - WWW.ART:
Wacky, Whimsical, & Wondrous Artwork for the young at heart. Second grade students will learn about some of the most unique, silly, playful, child-like artists that have ever been. Students will get art history lessons about Walt Disney, Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss), Friedensreich Hundertwasser (the Dr. Seuss of architecture), and Wayne Thiebaud (master of painting cake, ice cream, etc). Then students will make their own cartoons, comics, poetry, and masterpieces inspired by these imaginative artists.

Grade 3 - Accept the Challenge! Makers 101: This will be a week full of challenges. Any future architects? Will your structure meet the standards and hold more weight than anyone else’s? How are you at designing commands for a robot? And for you speedsters--will yours be the fastest vehicle? If you’re ready to accept the challenges, we’ll see you at Enrichment Camp!

Grade 4 - Rock ‘n Roll to the White House: Students will explore the role of music and the arts in American Presidential politics. Explore the concept of parody and how it’s demonstrated in political campaign songs and recognize how these parodies communicate a point of view about the political candidate. You will each create your own parody songs and perform them for the class.

Grade 5 - The Lion King Experience: The Lion King Experience is an immersive, project-based exploration of theater-making. Each sessions launches with a video introducing the day's theme, followed by a full group activity. Next, students work in groups - called Prides - to solve a creative challenge. The Prides share their work, reflect as a group, and learn from one another. The sessions will explore activities in acting, design, music, choreography, playwriting, and more! Hakuna Matata!

Camp held at Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers. For more information, 770-761-1446,

RCPS Summer Enrichment Camp Middle Grades

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June 12-15; rising grades 6th-8th; registration due May 26 at 1143 West Avenue to Holly Franklin. $50 per student per course.

Morning Session (7:46 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.): The Great Outdoors.
 Trails, tents, and treats. Explore and learn how to set up camp, practice basic outdoor skills, and even cook summertime treats. 

Afternoon Session (12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.): The Art of Stained Glass.
Students use tools of the trade to create a sun catcher panel and learn the process of laying out the pattern, cutting and grinding glass, wraping, soldering, cleaning, and framing a stained glass panel.

Camps held at Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers. For more information, 770-761-1446,

Rockdale Youth Wrestling Camp  

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May 30-June 1; rising grades 2nd-9th; registration and payment due May 26. Walk-in registration accepted on space-available basis. $40 per participant, $20 for each additional sibling.

Held at Rockdale County High School, 1174 Bulldog Circle NE, Conyers; Instructed by RCHS wrestling coaches and wrestlers.

For more information, Coach Dave Baros 678-945-4701,

HHS Coach Johnson's 2nd Annual Football Camp

May 31-June 1, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.; age 3 - rising 9th grade; Registration fee $50, PayPal accepted

Held at Heritage High School, Evans Stadium, 2400 Granade Road, Conyers.

For more information, contact Charlotte Coulston, 678-215-5367 or

Middle School Orientation and Enrichment Camps

Edwards Middle School 6th-8th Grade, June 5-15
Memorial Middle School 6th Grade, July 17-20
Davis Middle School 6th Grade, July 18
Conyers Middle School 6th Grade, July 20

Summer Camps in the Community

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RCPS Summer Reading Lists 2017

Click here for the RCPS Summer Reading page with reading lists, assignment guidelines, rubrics and more.

Summer Feeding

Click here for the free summer meals program for children and teens called "Be Bright, Eat Right Rockdale".  RCPS, Rockdale Emergency Relief, and BOLD Ministries partner to deliver free meals for students at neighborhood locations Monday to Friday during the summer.

RCPS Summer School (Credit Recovery)

Click here for more on 2017 Summer School for credit recovery for high school and intensive programs for students in grades 3, 5, 8.