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


D’Arcy Hughes Natural Science
2019 Dates:
June 17 – 21, Rising 3rd – 6th
Time: 9-12 noon; swimming until 12:30
Cost: $200

(Add lunch and Day Camp or lunch and Tennis to make into full day camp)

For both Science Camps:
Drop-off Location: In front of the McCallie Gameroom. Follow signs to Day Camp; a staff member will be waiting in front of the Gameroom.

Pick-up Location: In front of McCallie Gameroom (3:30 PM) OR McCallie Lake (4:15 PM) OR McCallie Gameroom (4:20 PM – 5:00 PM)

Camp Location: will be held in the McCallie Science Building – Walker Hall

Lunch is provided and Early Drop Off (8AM) is available.

Optional After-Camp Activities
Free Swim: 3:40 PM – 4:15 PM
After 4:15 pm, late pick up at McCallie Gameroom.  After 5:00 PM late fees apply, $25 per day. After 5:00 an additional $25 per day

There are 2 Science Camps being offered this year!
Nancy Olenchek: End World Hunger!
D’Arcy Hughes: Natural History Science Camp


Nancy Olenchek – Science Camp CANCELED
2019 Dates: June 3 – 7
Rising 5th – 8th grades, boys and girls
Time: 9-12 noon; swimming until 12:30
Cost: $200

(Add lunch and Day Camp or lunch and Tennis to make into full day camp)

Nancy Olenchek Bio: BS West Point & Eastern Michigan University: Polymer Chemistry; MS University of Tennessee Chattanooga. I have taught at McCallie for six years.  I  currently teach Independent Research, Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry. I have four children, Noah (McCallie ’11-Boarder; Boston College ’15 Math, BS Economics, BS), Elliot (McCallie ’12-Boarder; Marquette Univeristy ’16, Biological Sciences, BS; Currently a third year med student, Temple University), Sofia (Notre Dame High School, ’16, Current Junior- University of the South), Jack (McCallie ’19-Day Student/Lives on Campus), and one dog, Freddie (Our yellow lab–she’s a girl with a boys name). I am from Michigan and go back to visit any chance I get.  I love the Great Lakes.

D’Arcy Hughes – Natural History Science Camp

Investigating and Journaling about Nature
Activities may include:
Creating a Tree Journal- collecting, identifying, making leaf prints
Rocks and Minerals- Identification and formation
Pollinators and Native Plants
Cooking from Nature

D’Arcy Hughes Bio:
Covenant College- Major in Elementary Ed., Minor in Sociology. I’ve gone to Sapelo Island at least 8 times to study the island history and ecology with a group of teachers. I’ve ridden around the island on dirt roads in an opened back truck, watched a sea turtle lay her eggs, and caught a baby shark in a net. 21 years full time, 18 of those with Hamilton County, 13 of which were in the Lookout Mountain Elementary science lab teaching K-5th grades. My husband is a Marine, banker, and avid sailor; all of my children love reading and the outdoors (though to differing degrees); we began camping and hiking with them in baby packs when they were infants! I love long walks in the woods, watching birds, and plants- in and out of my garden.

Nancy Olenchek Scientific Experiments Camp


Spend a week learning, doing, and innovating new scientific experiments that analyze a developing country’s food and water resources. Learn to test soil and water quality.  Learn to differentiate plastics.  Propose a solution to a problem in the chosen developing country.  Create a presentation document to support your data and display your results.  Analyze air quality and ocean data using real-time, actual NOAA and NASA data.  Do science just like a scientist!

This camp will involve learning to do active, daily, computer research in conjunction with preparing chemical solutions to complete daily laboratory methods. The camper will generate data to determine if results will support projected sustainability initiatives outlined by the camper for their chosen developing country.  Campers will learn to identify and confidently use digital analysis equipment, such as instruments found in a college chemistry lab, as well as actual laboratory glassware.   A formal science publication will be created.

Laboratory activity is closely supervised. Students can expect to do a minimum of 5 experiments during the week.  The opportunity to complete a maximum of 15 experiments during the camp week is available.

Please let us know if your plans change and your child will not be attending camp so we can give the spot to another child.

Please pay by credit card or check before camp begins. A non-refundable $25 registration fee is included in the deposit. (This registration fee applies to the camp fee.) The remaining balance is due and will be charged to your method of payment 10 days before the session begins.