The Grace Museum is offering a variety of summer camps to help kids discover and develop their artistic skills. We find out what they have to offer for summer 2021.

World Traveler Camp
June 21-25
9 am – 12 pm
Entering 4th-6th grades
Cost: $105 ($85 for Grace Members)

Students will explore and create art inspired from art around the world. Each day students will get to “travel” to a new location to explore rich history and cultures. Projects will include stories and traditions from each location. Art projects will include drawing, painting, sculpting, and assemblage.


Pen and Paper Camp
July 12-16
9 am – 12 pm
Entering 4th-6th grades
Cost: $105 ($85 for Grace Members)

Do you like to draw and doodle? If so, you will love this camp! Campers will experience several different art media while improving their drawing skills and learning techniques to take their drawings to a new level.


Art Academy
July 12-16
1 pm – 4 pm
Entering 7th-12th grades
Cost: $105 ($85 for Grace Members)

Art Academy is a camp designed with teens in mind. Students will use a variety of media such as charcoal, pastels, paint, clay, and paper mache. Each day campers will have the opportunity to express themselves while they create hands-on art in a positive and encouraging environment.


Sculpt It! Camp
July 26-30
9 am – 12 pm
Entering 4th-6th grades
Cost: $105 ($85 for Grace Members)

Campers will enjoy all things 3-D! There will be sculpting with clay, paper, and more! Students will also explore 2-D as they work through the steps of creating sculptures. This camp is wonderful for those who like to build and create things with their hands.


Paint Palooza
August 2-6
9 am – 12 pm
Entering 4th-6th grades
Cost: $105 ($85 for Grace Members)

Are you partial to painting? If so, this camp is for you! Campers will learn how to mix paint colors and how to paint skillfully using various wet mediums.


Kindercamp B
August 11-12
9 am – 12 pm
Entering Kindergarten
Cost: $70 ($50 for Grace Members)

Kindercamp is a two-day camp that will help spark the creativity and individual expression in your budding artists. Students will learn the basics of art while creating a few projects to take home.

Register at thegracemuseum.org/grace-academy
*Camp fees include all supplies, apron, t-shirt, and snacks.
Contact: Kathryn Mitchell, Director of Education at (325) 673-4587 or [email protected]

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Grace Baptist Academy was majorly impacted by the tornado that ripped through the Chattanooga region one year ago, which resulted in damage to 15 of their buildings.

Today they are hosting a prayer walk as they remember the deadly event.

For the last year, Morris Hill Baptist Church has been the home of Grace Academy students and teachers alike, but today headmaster Matt Pollock says that they plan on at least a partial reopening of the school by this time next year as the rebuilding process trudges on.

As far as today’s prayer walk, Pollock says that it offers the community time to reflect on the tragedy that occurred a year ago today.

“Well this is one of the most staggering events in most of our lives to this point and so a year later to be able to come back around to this area and just walk, reflect, pray, thank God for his provision and his protection, it’s really a big deal for us,” says Pollock.

Worship leader Fred Holcombe expressed similar optimism, saying that he was excited for what the future had in store despite such a major tragedy.

“In times of distress and disappointment and heartache that we saw a year ago, we still have hope. We know that God is in control, and He loves us, He loves this community of East Brainerd and Hamilton County. We’re just excited about the future about what God’s going to do here on this corner of Shallowford and Jenkins as well as our East Brainerd community,” says Holcombe.

Replacing the 15 buildings will be five interconnected ones where students and staff will not have to go outside to travel from one building to another.

The $40 million project will centralize the campus, as opposed to the school’s original layout and growth when it was first built in 1985.