This is a hands-on, experiential learning fun camp.

Camp Information

Camp DescriptionTornado Term is one of the highlights of the school year for boys in the McCallie Upper School and is now a summer camp as well! T-Term is about hands-on, experiential learning. Each day of the camp will be a different activity. One day might be spent hiking to a beautiful waterfall while the next might be spent learning how to cook an omelette. We might design and fire rockets into the air, learn the basics of the sport of curling, or visit a local museum. Who knows what we will experience together?

There is a non-refundable $25 deposit to register for all Day Camps.

Summer Experiential Learning

Dates: June 24-28 and/or July 1-5 (No camp on July 4)
Grades: Rising 4th – Rising 8th graders
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM; Boys and girls
Fee: $250 one session/$400 for both weeks

  • Drop-off Location: Davenport Gym Steps
  • Pick-up Location: Davenport (3:30) OR McCallie Lake (4:20 PM) OR McCallie Gameroom (4:25 PM)

Optional After-Camp Activities

  • Free Swim: 3:45 PM-4:20 PM. Pick up at McCallie Lake.
  • After 4:20 PM, pick-up at McCallie Gameroom. After 5:00 PM. $25 per day fees apply.

Director: Chris Carpenter ’96 is the Director of Academics for McCallie’s Upper School as well as the Coordinator for Tornado Term. He played an integral role in the design and implementation of the initial Tornado Term in 2016 and has led the program since. For more information, check out highlights from the 2017 T-Term.  Master’s from University of Memphis, BS from UTC.  Taught for 18 years, still teaching at McCallie for 11 years.  His T-Term partner is his wife Martha; they live on campus with 2 daughters at GPS.