Summer Camps

St. Teresa’s Academy is proud to partner with the Children’s Mercy Kansas City Center for Sports Medicine. They provide athletic training services for student-athletes across the area. All camp registrations will close at 12 p.m. the Saturday prior to the start of camp. Registration deadlines are final.

COVID-19 Disclaimer (Athletic Camps)

St. Teresa’s Academy will abide by all CDC recommendations regarding social distancing during camp sessions. STA requests guardians follow CDC guidelines and refrain from sending their athlete to camp if the individual is symptomatic. Camp tuition will be refunded for any days missed. Athletes who are two weeks removed from full vaccination will not be required to wear masks. Those athletes who have not been vaccinated, or are not outside of the two week period will be required to wear masks and maintain the three feet social distancing guidelines. Coaches who are fully vaccinated and two weeks removed from their vaccination date will not be required to wear masks. Sanitizer will be utilized throughout camp sessions for individual and equipment use. Coaches will contact campers the week prior of camp starting with schedule details.

STA basketball camp focuses on fundamental skills such as ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, defense and team play.

$150/$75 per session

Session 1 (STA Team Camp): June 27-July 1
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 10-12

Session 2 (STA Freshman Team Camp): June 27-July 1
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Girls entering grades 9

Session 3: June 27-July 1
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Girls entering grades 1-4

Session 4: June 27-July 1
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Grades 5-8

Basketball Position Camp (Guards): July 18-19
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Grades 7-12

Basketball Position Camp (Posts): July 18-19
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Grades 7-12

Basketball Shooting Camp: July 20
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Grades 7-12

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STA cross country/distance camp will provide instruction on the biomechanics of distance running, conditioning, core strength, plyometrics, nutrition, hydration, and running safety. Daily activities will include a 3-4 mile run, based on runners’ age and experience level.

$150

Session 1: June 6-10
7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 6-9

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The STA Stars Dance Team will be hosting a clinic for aspiring dancers! Join us and learn basic pom and dance technique, work on your flexibility, and learn some fun choreography.  Whether you are brand new to dance or been dancing for years this clinic is for you. Dancers ranging from K-8th grade are welcome to join. Get the Stars Dance Team experience!

$150

Session 1 (STA Team Camp): July 15-16
*STA dance team members, grades 9-12
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Session 2: July 11-16
Girls entering grades 1-8
​11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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STA golf camp will provide instruction in each of the following areas: short game, long game, driving, and putting. Importance will be placed on proper fundamentals (grip, alignment, posture, tempo). Girls will need to bring their own set of golf clubs and water bottle. Camp will be held at Heart of America Golf Course, 7500 Blue River Rd., Kansas City, MO.

$170

Session 1 (STA Team Camp): July 11-15
7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 9-12

Session 2: July 11-15
9:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Girls entering grades 6-8

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Lacrosse camp is coached by Varsity and JV coaches at STA. It is for youth players and incoming freshmen. Participants will be divided by age and/or experience. Camp emphasis will be on fundamental skill development and increasing current player’s skills. Players will learn new skills, drills, and tips for working to get better in the off-season. Controlled scrimmage situations will provide an opportunity to apply learned skills and techniques. A limited number of sticks/goggles will be available for beginners.

$150

Session 1 (STA Team Camp): June 6-10
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 9-12

Session 2: June 6-10
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Girls entering grades 6-8

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St. Teresa’s soccer camp will focus on fitness, team tactics and individual and team skills including dribbling, passing, kicking, ball control and heading.

$150

Session 1: June 13-17 CLOSED
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Girls entering grades 5-8

Session 2 (STA Team Camp): June 20-24
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 9-12

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STA softball camp focuses on fundamentals of hitting and fielding: emphasis in fundamentals, stance, posture, swing and follow-through. Best suited for young athletes wanting to learn the fundamentals of the game.

$150

Session 1: June 20-24
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 3-8

Session 2 (STA Team Camp): June 27-July 1
7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 9-12

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STA tennis camp focuses on stroke work/instruction, match play, point strategy, shot consistency, and game management. Activities will meet the needs of beginning, intermediate, and advanced players. Girls should come with racquet, water bottle, and tennis shoes.

$150

Session 1: June 6-10 CLOSED
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 3-8

Session 2: (STA Freshman Team Camp) June 6-10 CLOSED
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Girls entering grade 9

Session 3: (STA Team Camp) June 6-10 CLOSED
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 10-12

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STA track & field camp will provide instruction on the biomechanics of running, conditioning, core strength, plyometrics, nutrition, hydration and proper jumping, throwing and vaulting techniques. Daily activities will include demonstrations of the variety of events in track and field. All levels of experience welcome.

$150

Session 1: June 20-24
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 5-9

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STA volleyball camp will focus on improving individual skills (passing/setting/hitting/serving/blocking/digging) through the use of skill specific training, while incorporating games and competitive play.

$150 unless otherwise noted

Session 1: June 6-9 CLOSED
8:00 a.m-9:15 a.m.
Grades 3-4
*$75

Session 2: June 6-9 CLOSED
9:15-11:45 a.m.
Grade 5-6

Session 3: June 6-9 CLOSED
12:00-2:30 p.m.
Grade 7-8

Session 4: June 6-9 CLOSED
2:30-5:00 p.m.
Grades 9

Session 5: (STA Freshman Team Camp) July 11-14
7:00-9:30 a.m.
Grade 9

Session 6: (STA Team Camp) July 11-14
5:00-7:30 p.m.
Grades 10-12

Volleyball Summer League: Session 1 June 20-22
June 20-21 4:00-6:00 p.m.
June 22 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Grades 10-12​
*$75- space is limited

Volleyball Position Summer League: Session 2 July 18-21
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Grades 9​
*$75- space is limited

Volleyball Summer League: Session 3 July 18-21
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Grades 10-12​
*$75- space is limited

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This program is suited for anyone looking for overall and sport-specific training. The program is designed to enhance speed, agility, flexibility, explosiveness, strength, and athleticism. Participants are asked to attend the designated time slot which fits the first sport season they will participate in.

$200

Session 1: May 31-Aug. 4
6:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m
Girls entering grades 7-12
Instructors: STA Coaching Staff

Session Times/Groups:
6:30-8:00 a.m. – Volleyball
8:00-9:30 a.m. – Soccer/Basketball
9:30-11:00 a.m. – All Sports/7th & 8th Graders

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In Art Workshop, girls will use a variety of materials and techniques to explore their creative sides. Students will complete projects in clay, silk painting, and fabric dyeing. The workshop will take place in the Donnelly building room D010. Instructor: Lisa Dibble

$150/session (one-week session, half days)

Session 1: June 6-10, Mon.-Fri.
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 6-9

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Clay Camp will be an action packed two weeks of working with clay! Campers will learn several hand-building methods. For example, coiling, slab building and pinching will be taught.  The basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel will also be experienced. Students will learn how to center, open up the clay, pull up the walls and trim their pots. Decoration with glazes and underglazes will be used before the pieces are fired and ready to take home to impress your family and friends! Instructor: Lisa Dibble

$250/session (two-week session, half days)

Session 1: June 13-24, Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 6-9

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Together we will explore the world of coding and programming. We will code robots, make a virtual game, and much more!

$125/session

Session 1: July 11-14
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Girls and boys entering grades 3-5

Session 2: July 11-14
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 6-8

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Channel your inner engineer this week while we construct games, mazes, or even pinball machines. You’ll have the opportunity to sketch your designs, build using a variety of materials, and test your games. If you love building and creating, this camp is for you!

$125/session

Session 1: July 5-8
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Girls and boys entering grades 6-8

Session 2: July 5-8
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 6-8

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If you could create a space that is all your own, what would you add? Think big and be bold! Together we will create sketches, digital designs, choose paint colors and fabrics for a vision board, and build a model of your dream space.

$125/session

Session 1: June 27-30
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Girls and boys entering grades 3-5

Session 2: June 27-30
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 3-5

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*Online Course*

This required course reviews key financial aspects, such as taxes, credit, and insurance, to help students gain financial independence as they go into college and beyond.  This is an accelerated version of the semester-long course and will demand a substantial amount of time every week. Students will learn through Edpuzzle lectures, independent reading, real-world projects, and one-on-one interviews. Attendance is required for the final exam: 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 30th, 2022. Enrollment will be maxed at 24 students and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

June 1-30, Mon.-Fri. (Online)
Final Exam: Thursday, June 30, 9:00 am on campus
Girls entering grades 11-12
Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 87%
One-half credit

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A study of ecology is important to understand in today’s world. Ecology is the study of the relationships between living organisms, including humans, and their physical environment; specifically, ecology identifies and explains the holism, or critical connections, between plants and animals and the world around them and how those relationships affect the planet. Through this understanding, ecology provides information about how to use Earth’s resources responsibly in order to leave a healthy environment for future generations.

The course is designed where students will complete the video lectures, readings, homework (including case studies) and testing online.  Students will be REQUIRED to attend ONE of the Fridays (June 3rd, 10th, or 17th) to complete the unit labs.  There will not be a comprehensive final exam, instead students will research an environmental issue and create a short video via PPT & voice over software.

Topics to be covered include: basic principles of ecology, biological communities, energy flow through the biosphere, population dynamics, biogeochemical cycles and the exploration of various biomes.

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This course does not replace the required biology, chemistry or physics courses required for graduation.  It is one-half science credit elective that will count toward your 3 science credits for graduation.

$375/session

June 1-30, Mon.-Fri.
Blended course: Online content and labs on campus
Online Course: June 1-30, 2021
Science Labs, 1 required Friday: June 3rd, 10th, or 17th, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on campus
Girls entering grades 9-12
One-half science elective credit

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Botany is the scientific study of plants and their relationship to the environment.  Botany covers a wide range of scientific disciplines that study the growth, reproduction, anatomy, morphology, physiology, biochemistry and ecology of plants.

The course is designed where students will complete at home video lectures, readings, homework, online quizzes and online exams.  Students will be REQUIRED to attend ONE of the Fridays (June 3rd, 10th, or 17th) to complete the labs.  There will not be a comprehensive final exam, instead students will research plant adaptations in extreme conditions on Earth compared to Extraterrestrial environments such as the Moon or Mars.  Students will create a PowerPoint and voice over video for their presentation.

Topics to be covered include: Plant Classification / Diversity / Adaptations, Structure & Function, Growth, Reproduction, Response (hormones) and Medicinal Plants.

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This course does not replace the required biology, chemistry or physics courses required for graduation.  It is one-half science credit elective that will count toward your 3 science credits for graduation.

June 1-30, Mon.-Fri.
Blended course: Online content and labs on campus
Online Course: June 1-30, 2021
Science Labs, 1 required Friday: June 3rd, 10th, or 17th, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. on campus
Girls entering grades 9-12
One-half science elective credit

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The study of biomedical science includes disciplines of science as they apply to the biology of human health, the interventions and technology used in healthcare, and public health.

The Biomedical Science II course will consist of independent work through video lectures, online reading, homework, online quizzes and tests along with on campus lab work and activities.  Students will be required to attend a lab session each week–Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  A comprehensive final exam will be online when students complete the coursework–at the latest on Wednesday, June 30th.

Topics included (but not limited to) viral infection, control of epidemics, procedures of clinical trials, public health, cardiac health,  genetic testing for inherited disorders, hormone regulation, privacy regulations, bioinformatics, diagnostic testing, interventions to restore health, and preventative measures.

Careers associated with each field of medicine studied will be explored.

This course does not replace the required biology, chemistry or physics courses required for graduation.  It is one-half science credit elective that will count toward your 3 science credits for graduation.

$375

June 1-30, Mon.-Fri.
Blended course: Online content and labs on campus
Online Course: June 1-30, 2021
Required Lab Attendance: Tuesday and Thursday mornings each week, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on campus (students with pre-arranged absences can schedule make-up lab time) 
Girls entering grades 9-12
One-half science elective credit

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*Online Course*

The Health and Wellness course focuses on the latest trends in health, nutrition and wellness. From stress management to what makes up the things we eat, we will explore a variety of health topics and create simple steps for a healthier lifestyle. Areas of study include: mindfulness techniques, stress management, depression and depressive disorders, developing healthy relationships, human reproduction, sexually transmitted infections, substance use and abuse, nutrition. This summer course will cover the same content as the semester course in an intimate classroom setting allowing students to get to know themselves and their peers a little better before starting their fall semester.

* Health & Wellness is included in the cumulative GPA. All other PE courses are excluded from the cumulative GPA.

$375

July 6-August 1, Mon.-Fri., 9:00 am- Noon daily
Face to Face Learning on Campus
Girls entering grade 9
One-half physical education credit

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This course is an introduction to the Koine dialect of ancient Greek that was used to write the New Testament. Emphasis will be placed on building not only Greek vocabulary but also an increased English vocabulary which derives from Greek. Students will gain experience translating verses from the New Testament with the ultimate goal of enabling them to read the New Testament in its original written language. This course is only offered during the summer.

$375

May 23 – June 28 (No Class 5/27, 5/30, or 6/3), 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, Mon.-Fri. CLOSED
On Campus Course (M309)
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: None
Credit: One-half language credit

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This course is a continuation of the study of Koine Greek that was used to write the New Testament. Emphasis will be placed on building not only Greek vocabulary but also an increased English vocabulary which derives from Greek. Students will gain experience translating verses from the New Testament with the ultimate goal of enabling them to read the New Testament in its original written language. This course is only offered during the summer.

$375

July 5 – July 29 CLOSED
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (on-campus: M309)
Tuesday / Friday – asynchronous instruction & exercises [exceptions: Tuesday, July 5 and Friday, July 29 will be in-person on-campus from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm in M309]; on Tuesdays when we are not scheduled to meet in-person, Dr. Banister and the classroom will be available from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm if students need help or access to classroom resources.
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: Biblical Greek I
Credit: One-half language credit

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In Computer Programming I, students will learn to write, develop, and process programs using the Python programming language, which is used for many applications such as Raspberry Pi programming and data processing. Topics for the course include basic programming skills, conditionals, loops, functions, and drawing output to the screen.

$375

June 1-30, Mon.-Fri.
Blended Course
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 87%
Credit: One-half credit

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