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Paideia Conference & Camp

Paideia Conference & Camp


What you need to know for Paideia 2018...

When?      August 22-24, 2018
Where?     Veritas Academy NEW Campus - 13401 Escarpment Blvd, Austin, TX  78739
What?       New Family & Teacher Orientations, Paideia Conference & Kids' Camp
  • This year's theme is Faith+Technology+Teen Culture, featuring Keynote sessions by AXIS (Aug 23) plus great trainings & sessions presented by our Veritas faculty & parents.

  • Our new parent involvement initiative will be hosting a “Traditions Fair” to showcase the many ongoing opportunities for families to get involved and connected at Veritas Academy! 

  • Paideia Camp is an event for all Veritas students grades K-6th, with a special optional Primer Camp for our incoming PreSchool & PreK students!

  • Camp Training for 7-12th Grade Volunteers will take place on Wednesday, Aug 22 from 1:00-2:30 PM.

  • SR students will be on campus Wednesday, Aug 22 from 12:00-3:30 for their SR Campus Tour, Camp Training (if volunteering), and House Induction Ceremony.  Please note: all 9th Graders and NEW SR Students will attend Orientation from 8:00am-12:00PM in addition to their afternoon activities.

  • Defender Date Night Returns!  Join us for an evening of fun & fellowship at the new campus!  Friday, Aug 24 beginning at 7:00 PM. 

  • We need all attendees (Parents, Faculty & Staff)  to Register to help us prepare an accurate head count, order camp t-shirts, and make sure there's enough BBQ for Defender Date Night!

Paideia Family Registration


Pre-Conference Orientations - Aug 22 - 8AM-3:30PM

  • ALL New families (parents & students)

  • ALL New Faculty & Staff

  • ALL students entering grades K, 5 & 9 (Transitioning to a new school level)

  • While new parents & teachers attend orientations, students will attend their own orientations. Camp leader training, SR Campus Tours & the annual House Induction Ceremony will take place during the afternoon as well.  Attendance is required for parents, faculty & students.  A special orientation is available but optional for Primer Students (PreSchool & PreK).  Breakfast & lunch are provided for parents & teachers.  All students attending orientations will provide their own lunches & snacks.

Paideia Conference - August 23-24 - 8AM-3:30PM


The Paideia Conference is an annual training held each summer to further the classical education of Veritas Academy's teachers and parents. The Conference is FREE for parents of currently enrolled students at Veritas, and participation is required of families and teachers new to Veritas Academy. All returning parents are strongly encouraged to attend -- particularly the co-teaching parent of returning students.  Make new friends, connect with old!  Attend a wide variety of conference sessions to get re-energized and prepared for the upcoming school year!  A light breakfast will be provided each morning.  Attendees  may purchase lunch from one of our conference food trucks.  Additional items will be available at our concessions stand.

Paideia Session Schedule


Paideia Camp -  August 23-24 - 8AM-3:30PM


Paideia Camp is an event for all Veritas students. Students in grades PreSchool - 6th may enroll as "Campers" while 7th-12th grade students register as volunteers to assist with camp.  Camp occurs on the Veritas campus while parents are attending the Paideia Conference. Although Paideia Camp is FREE for all students, registration is necessary for an accurate headcount, t-shirt ordering and purchasing lunches (optional for K-6th). During Camp, K-6 students visit stations throughout the day with our 7-12 grade students leading them in activities. Primer campers will attend age appropriate camp activities. Not only are great friendships fostered, but so are relationships between the school levels: we're all Defenders!  Attendance is optional for Primer Students (PreSchool & PreK). 

Camp Lunches

All student campers & volunteers will need to bring their own water bottle & snacks (Reminder we are a nut free campus).
  • Primer Campers - Will provide their own lunch.
  • K-6 Campers - May purchase a boxed lunch from Jason's deli or bring a lunch. (Order during registration)
  • 7-12 Camp Volunteers  - May purchase lunch from one of our conference food trucks or bring a lunch.


Defender Date Night - August 24 - 7:00 -10:30PM

After a week of learning together, it's time to relax and have some fun! That's why we're so excited to bring you a second annual Defender Date Night this summer at the end of Paideia. As part of Veritas Traditions, DDN is a full night of food, fellowship, and fun -- this time on our new campus! Put it on your calendar and make plans to join us!  Tickets are $26 per person and include - dinner, drinks, dancing & games!  You don't want to miss it!  Purchase your tickets during registration!


Contact Information
Elizabeth Wood
Paideia Conference Coordinator

Bianca Vimont
Paideia Camp Coordinator

Sumner Pickering
Defender Date Night

Quick Links
Confirm your attendance for the week, let us know your students' t-shirt sizes, and purchase your Defender Date Night tickets!
All students entering grades 7-12 during the 2018-2019 school year are eligible to apply to be a camp volunteer! (All NEW upper school students need to complete the application to help us place you in a station you will enjoy.)

2018 Paideia Dates