Summer Camps and Courses

 

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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.

Basketball | Cross Country | Lacrosse | Soccer | Softball | Tennis
Volleyball | Sports PerformanceSTEAM | Courses for Credit | FROSH Start

Basketball Camp - $105/session
Fundamental skills will be stressed in ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, defense and team play.

Session I: June 3, Sunday
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 3-8
*Shooting Clinic - $35

Session II: June 4-7, Mon.-Thurs.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Grades 9-12

Session III: July 9-12, Mon.-Thurs.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 1-5

Session IV: July 9-12, Mon.-Thurs.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 6-8

Cross Country Camp - $105
The 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.

Session I:June 11-14, Mon.-Thurs.
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 6-9

Lacrosse Camp - $105
This lacrosse camp is coached by the current Varsity and JV coaches at STA. It is for youth players and incoming Freshman. 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.

Session I: June 4-7, Mon.-Thurs.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 3-9

Soccer Camp - $105/session
St. Teresa’s soccer camp will focus on fitness, team tactics and individual and team skills including dribbling, passing, kicking, ball control and heading.

Session I: June 4-7, Mon.-Thur.
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 3-8

Session II: July 9-12, Mon.-Thur.
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
STA Freshman Team Camp

Softball Camp - $105/session
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.

Session I: June 11-June 14, Mon.-Thur.
8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Girls entering grades 4-8

Session II: June 18-June 21, Mon.-Thurs.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 9-12

Tennis Camp - $105
(at STA) All parts of the tennis game will be reviewed, from 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 and tennis shoes.

Session I: June 11-June 14, Mon.-Thur.
8:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 5-9

Volleyball Camp - $105/session *STA Athletes only sign up/pay for one team camp
The group camps 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.

Session I: June 4-7, Mon. – Thurs.
8:00-10:00 a.m.
Grades 10-12

Session II: June 4-7, Mon. – Thurs.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Grade 9

Session III: June 4-7, Mon. – Thurs.
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Grades 3-6

Session IV: June 4-7, Mon. – Thurs.
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Grades 7-8

Session V: July 18-19, Wed. – Thurs.
7:30-9:00 a.m.
Elite Position Libero Camp
*$50 - space is limited

Session VI: July 18-19, Wed. – Thurs.
9:15-10:45 a.m.
Elite Position Setter Camp
​*$50 - space is limited

Session VII: July 18-19, Wed. – Thurs.
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Elite Position Hitter Camp
​*$50 - space is limited

Session VIII: July 23-26, Mon. – Thurs.
8:00-10:00 a.m.
Grades 10-12

Session IX: July 23-26, Mon. – Thurs.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Grade 9

Session X: July 23-26, Mon. – Thurs.
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Grades 7-8

Session XI: July 23-26, Mon. – Thurs.
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Grades 3-5

Sports Performance Training - $125/session

Session I: June 5-July 26, Tues. & Thurs.
This program is suited for all athletes looking for overall and sport-specific training. The program is designed to enhance speed, agility, flexibility, explosiveness, strength and overall athleticism.
7:00 a.m. -8:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 7-12
Instructors: STA Coaching Staff

STEAM Camps

Art Workshop Camp - $125/session (one-week session)
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.

Session I: June 11-15, Mon.-Fri.
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 6-9

Clay Camp - $225 (two-week session)
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!

Session I: June 18-29
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 6-9

Girls Coding - $225
This camp will use Scratch, a drag-and-drop programming environment designed by MIT, to develop students' programming skills. It eliminates the need for typing skills and allows young coders to focus on coding and creating. Students will also be exposed to Alice, another programming language that allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games.

Session I: June 4-8, Mon.-Fri.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Girls entering grade 7-9

App Development - $225 CLOSED
This camp will follow the Apps For Good course to teach students how to create their very own Android apps and games from start to finish. Students will first learn brainstorming and design techniques before using a drag-and-drop programming tool to let them jump right into programming. They will also look at various business models and marketing techniques for digital products.

Session I: June 11-15, Mon.-Fri.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Girls entering grade 7-9

Game Development - $225 CLOSED
This camp will use the GameMaker software, which has been used to create popular computer games such as Undertale and Spelunky. Students will learn the basics of graphics, game logic, animation, events, and interaction in order to create playable 2D games.

Session I: June 18-22, Mon.-Fri.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Girls entering grade 7-9

Cryptography and Computer Security - $225 CLOSED
The Internet connects all our devices, and we use it every day without thinking about how our information is being used. How is data kept secure through online interactions, and how does malicious code threaten that? Topics include cryptography and encryption, various types of malicious code, and how to protect information online.

Session I: June 25-29, Mon.-Fri.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Girls entering grade 7-9

Robotics: Mission to Mars - $225 CLOSED
Learn how to build and program a robot to act as a Mars rover! Students will be able to program their rover to navigate over a simulated Mars terrain. Various sensors and modules will be added to help the robot gather data, navigate, and explore potential Mars landing sites.

Session I: June 25-29, Mon.-Fri.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Girls entering grade 7-9

Theatre Camp - $150
Students will work together to put on a production at the end of the week. Students can choose to perform in the show or work on one of the backstage elements such as lighting, sound, set or costume design or stage management. All students will participate in some aspect of theatre production. Families are invited to attend the final performance on Friday.

Session I: June 5-9, Mon.-Fri.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Girls entering grade 7-9

Courses for Credit

Online Personal Finance (Online Course) - $375 - Instructor: Kayla Leatherman
This 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 summer course is an accelerated version of the semester-long course and will require a dedicated amount of time every week.  Attending summer camps or vacations is not recommended.  Attendance is required for the final exam: 9 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018.

June 4-29, Mon.-Fri. (Online)
Final Exam: Friday, June 29, 9:00 am on campus
Girls entering grades 11-12
One-half credit

Speech I - $375 - Instructor: Dianne Hirner
This course will develop different aspects of oral communication skills essential for success in our society. Topics discussed will include interpersonal communication, group discussions and persuasive, informative, and impromptu speeches. We will explore the ethical responsibility that speech givers hold and the skills required to become a better listener. We will touch on all four types of speech delivery and learn the technical aspects of researching and writing speeches given in class. This course will teach you to present yourself in a positive and professional manner so that you can begin to communicate effectively in all aspects of your life.

June 4-29, Mon.-Fri.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 10-12
One-half credit

Ecology - $375 - Instructor: Renee Blake
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 15th, 22nd, or 29th) to complete the unit labs. There will not be a comprehensive final exam, instead students will research and create an environmental issue Photostory.

June 4-29, Mon.-Fri.
Blended course: Online content and labs on campus
Science Labs, 1 required Friday: June 15th, 22nd, or 29th, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OR 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on campus
Girls entering grades 9-12
One-half science elective credit

London and Paris: "A Tale of Two Cities" Study Abroad- $200 (plus travel expenses) - Instructor: Stephen Himes
The "A Tale of Two Cities Study Abroad" course is an actual study abroad: Ten days in London and Paris, engaging in learning activities at places like the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British Library, the Charles Dickens Museum, and Shakespeare's Globe.  We will learn from these scholars to create primary research, which the student will turn into multimedia presentations for course credit. The only additional class time will be at the Microsoft store in Oak Park Mall, where the education trainers will help the students learn how to do Sways for their multimedia projects.

June 9-22, 2018
Girls entering grades 10-11 (must have completed 9th grade)
One-quarter elective credit

FROSH Start

Frosh Start English - $250
This freshman level English course is an opportunity for selected students to engage in analyzing texts, collaborating with peers,  and developing communication  skills.  Students will read a variety of literature and practice their reading, writing, comprehension and oratory skills.  Additionally, students will receive support for their assigned summer English  reading novel and assignment. Students must purchase the summer reading novel for class. Textbooks and technology are included.Due to the pace of this course, it is imperative that students attend the entire session. Absences are highly discouraged and must be pre-approved by Administration. Frosh Start also provides students with a chance to navigate around campus and meet new classmates before the year begins.

June 4-28, 2018, Mon.-Thurs.
10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Only for selected students entering 9th grade at STA
 

Frosh Start Math - $250
The Frosh Start Math course allows students to begin the Algebra 1 curriculum in a more individualized setting with adjusted pacing. It will introduce students to critical topics that will be essential to learning Algebra I throughout the years at STA. This course helps students identify and address skill gaps while building essential study skills to support success in Algebra and beyond. Due to the pace of the course, it is imperative that students attend the entire session. Absences are highly discouraged and must be pre-approved by Administration. Frosh Start also provides students with a chance to navigate around campus and meet new classmates before the year begins.

June 4-28, 2018, Mon.-Thurs.
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Only for selected students entering 9th grade at STA
 

Frosh Start English & Math - $450
The Frosh Start Math course allows students to begin the Algebra 1 curriculum in a more individualized setting with adjusted pacing. It will introduce students to critical topics that will be essential to learning Algebra I throughout the years at STA. This course helps students identify and address skill gaps while building essential study skills to support success in Algebra and beyond.
The Frosh Start English course is an opportunity for selected students to engage in analyzing texts, collaborating with peers,  and developing communication  skills.  Students will read a variety of literature and practice their reading, writing, comprehension and oratory skills.  Additionally, students will receive support for their assigned summer English  reading novel and assignment. Students must purchase the summer reading novel for class. Textbooks and technology are included.

June 4-28, 2018, Mon.-Thurs.
8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Only for selected students entering 9th grade at STA
 

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