Colonel's Cadence Blog

Join us For The 2023 Summer STAR Program!

Over the Summer, many parents choose summer camp for their child to stay active and productive during their break from school. Compared to other Summer camps, Massanutten’s Summer STAR programs are one-of-a-kind! Our Summer STAR Programs  allow students to reach for the stars, while having fun.
At Massanutten Military Academy, we provide young people enjoyable, fun summer experiences, as well as valuable lessons in leadership, history, and character development. We offer several programs to meet your student’s needs:
        • Colonels Camp (5th-8th grade)
        • JROTC (9th-12th grade)
        • Summer School (7th-12th grade)
The programs are all-inclusive and include boarding. While our summer programs help to ensure cadets learn and achieve their potential!

Colonels Camp (5th-8th grade)

Colonels Camp is designed to be educational yet FUN for our middle school campers! Each week will have a theme to include Liberal Arts, STEM, Outdoor Adventures, Military History, and Aerospace while learning leadership, citizenship, life skills, discipline and respect. Each week there will be 2 field trips related to each week’s theme and a swim day. Students can choose from 2- 5 week options.

JROTC (9th-12th grade)

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or JROTC, is a high school elective program whose mission is to teach students citizenship, leadership, character, and community service. The core values are at the heart of JROTC, whose creed emphasizes working to better the cadet’s family, school, and country.This leadership training program is a 5 week session open to grades 9 through 12. Participants will earn one transferrable high school credit. Students must attend all 5 weeks.
Program activities include:
  • Small Boat Operations
  • Rappelling
  • Learn & Practice Communication Skills & Active Listening
  • Rope Bridge
  • Land Navigation (day and night) and Bivouac
  • Learn and Apply Conflict Resolution Techniques
  • Learn Importance of Drill and Military Discipline

Summer School (7th-12th grade)

We are offering a 5 week summer school program available to grades 7-12. Students can take two repeat courses or one repeat course and study skills or SAT prep course*. High school credit is awarded for the high school repeat courses completed.

Massanutten Military Academy: Prestigious Military School

Summer learning has proven to be incredibly beneficial for students in their next school year, with their minds rested, but set to easily transition back into their studies. Massanutten Military Academy is Virginia’s premier military academy. Therefore, for your child’s summer break, consider enrolling them in Massanutten’s STAR summer programs, which includes specialized programs for JROTC cadets, middle school students, as well as students who seek to further their studies in a structured environment, along with enjoying several fun and engaging activities.
Massanutten Military Academy’s mission is to prepare students for lives of meaning, purpose, service and leadership, within a supportive and structured community in which all members of a diverse student body feel a true sense of belonging.
Check out our Facebook page which features great photos of our cadets daily lives at MMA.  If your student is interested in continuing their education at an institution focused on hand-on, experiential learning with small classes, please call our Admissions Department at 540-459-2167.
You know your child can do more but isn't getting the attention needed in their current environment to reach their full potential. We know that choosing the right school for your child can be difficult because each child is so unique. We believe students should experience school as it should be, a place where children are educated in an environment that leads them to thrive and encourages their maximum potential.
Massanutten Military Academy is a co-educational, non-profit military boarding and day school in Virginia for middle and high school students with post graduate studies. We welcome all faiths and live by our motto: Non Nobis Solum (Not For Ourselves Alone).

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