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 | TennisTrack & Field
Volleyball | Sports PerformanceSTEAM | College PlanningCourses for Credit | Campus Ministry

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

Session I: June 19-22, Mon.-Thurs.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 1-8

Session II: June 19-22, Mon.-Thurs.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Freshman Team Camp

Shooting Clinic: June 10 - $50
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Grades 3-12
*Bring lunch for break from 11:30-12:30

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 12-15, 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 19-22, 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 5-8, Mon.-Thur.
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 3-8

Session II: June 5-8, Mon.-Thur.
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.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 5-June 8, Mon.-Thur.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 9-12
STA Team Camp

Session II: June 12-June 15, Mon.-Thurs.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 4-8

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 12-June 15, Mon.-Thur.
8:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 5-9

Track & Field Camp - $105
Camp emphasis will be on fundamental skill development and technique. Campers will be introduced to a variety of track and field events.

Session I: June 5-June 8, 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:May 30-June 2, Tue. – Fri.
8:00-10:00 a.m.
STA Freshman Team Camp I

Session II: May 30-June 2, Tue. – Fri.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
STA Team Camp I, Grades 10-12

Session III: June 12-15, Mon. – Thurs.
8:00-10:00 a.m.
Grades 6-8

Session IV: June 12-15, Mon. – Thurs.
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Grades 3-5

Session V: July 10-13, Mon. – Thurs.
8:00-10:00 a.m.
STA Freshman Team Camp 2

Session VI: July 10-13, Mon. – Thurs.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
STA Team Camp 2, Grades 10-12

Session VII: July 17-20, Mon. – Thurs.
8:00-10:00 a.m.
Grades 6-8

Session VIII: July 17-20, Mon. – Thurs.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Grades 3-5

Elite Position Camps - $50/Each - Grades 7-12, Limited enrollment

Setter Camp: June 6, 8:00 am-10:30 a.m.
For players who have identified themselves as setters and are looking to improve handwork and footwork.

Hitter Camp: June 7, 8:00 am-10:30 a.m.
For players who have identified themselves as a middle hitter, outside hitter or right side hitter and are looking to improve the following skills: attack footwork, arm-swing, transition, out of system hitting and developing specific attack shots

Libero Camp June 8, 8:00 am-10:30 a.m.
For players looking to advance their skills in serve receive & back row defense

Sports Performance Training - $125/session
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.

Session I: June 6-July 20, Tues. & Thurs.
7:00 a.m. -8:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 7-12
Instructors: JC Ramatowski and 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 12-16, Mon.-Fri.
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 6-9

Clay Camp - $205 (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 19-30
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 6-9

App Design - $225
This camp will teach students how to create their very own Android apps and games. Students will use the App Inventor software, a drag-and-drop programming tool by MIT, to let them jump right into designing. If they bring an Android device, they can load their creation onto it and use it just like any other app! Topics include camera and image manipulation, text-to-speech, and mobile games.

Session I: June 11-16, Mon.-Fri.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Girls entering grade 7-9

Game Design - $225
This camp will use the GameMaker software, which has been used to create popular computer games like Undertale and Spelunky. Students will learn the basics of graphics, game logic, events, and interaction in order to create playable 2D games. All building blocks will be provided, so the complexity of the final product is limited only by the student’s imagination!

Session I: June 19-23, Mon.-Fri.
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Girls entering grade 7-9

Robotics - Mission to Mars - $225
Learn how to build and program a LEGO robot to act as a Mars rover! Students will be able to drive their rover using live video feed from a remote location on 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 26-30, 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

College Planning

College Application and Essay Workshop - $250
This mini course is for rising St. Teresa’s Academy seniors who want to get a head start on the college application process and the creation of their college admission essays. The course is designed for students who plan to apply to colleges that use a holistic admission review – for example, those schools using the Common application (www.commonapp.org) and/or considered to be highly selective to moderately selective (5% - 70% admission acceptance rate). The goal of the course is to complete a quality essay, begin the Common Application, design their individual academic/activities resume, and have a game plan for applying to colleges. The course will include homework and continued follow-up and evaluation by instructors after the course. In addition, the following aspects of the college application process will be covered: video essays, interviews, and mock reviews of admission files.  A draft of the essay will be completed by the end of the course week. The course will be led by STA’s College Counseling department, an AP level English teacher, and college admission personnel from a variety of colleges/universities nationwide. Contacts – Debi Hudson dhudson@stteresasacademy.org) & Liz Majors (lmajors@stteresasacademy.org)

Session I: June 4-7, Sun.-Wed.
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Girls entering grade 12, STA students only (space is limited)

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 required 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 30, 2017.

June 5-30, Mon.-Fri.
Final Exam, Friday, June 30, 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 5-30, 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 the 2nd and 4th Fridays to complete the unit labs.  There will not be a comprehensive final exam, instead students will research and create an environmental issue Photostory.

June 5-30, Mon.-Fri.
Blended course: Online content and labs on campus
Science Labs, 2 required Fridays: June 9th or 16th AND June 23rd or June 30th, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on campus
Girls entering grades 9-12
One-half science elective credit

Campus Ministry

Jerusalem Farm Mission Trip 2017 - $375 - Chaperones: Meredith Snyder, Andrew Boland, Shana Prentiss
Don't let the name fool you - it's not in Jerusalem and it's not a farm! This trip, July 23-29, will be an opportunity to enter into an intentional living community with people who seek to live their values radically through the four cornerstones of prayer, community, simple living, and service to the neighbor. We will be participating in sustainability efforts and home repair projects around Kansas City as a way of demonstrating what it means to be a good neighbor. There will be opportunities for reflection as a group in the evenings. Open to students of all faiths! 

July 23-29
Girls entering grades 9-12
 

 

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