Summer Camps and Courses

 

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 | GolfLacrosse | Soccer | Softball | Tennis | Track & Field
Volleyball | Sports PerformanceSTEAM | Courses for Credit | FROSH Start

Basketball Camp - $105/session
STA basketball camp focuses on fundamental skills such as ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, defense and team play.

Session I: June 23, Sunday
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 3-8
*Shooting Clinic - $35

Session II: June 24-27, Mon.-Thurs.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Grades 9-12

Session III: July 8-11, Mon.-Thurs.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 1-4

Session IV: July 8-11, Mon.-Thurs.
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 5-8

Cross Country Camp - $105
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.

Session I:June 10-13, Mon.-Thurs.
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 6-9

Golf Camp - $125
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.

Session I:June 10-13, Mon.-Thurs.
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
High School Team Camp

Session II: June 10-13, Mon.-Thurs.
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 7-9

Lacrosse Camp - $105
STA lacrosse camp is coached by the current 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.

Session I: June 10-13, 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 3-6, Mon.-Thur.
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 3-8

Session II: June 3-6, Mon.-Thur.
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
STA Freshman Team Camp

Softball Camp - $105/session
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.

Session I: June 10-June 13, Mon.-Thur.
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 4-8

Session II: June 17-June 20, Mon.-Thurs.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 9-12

Tennis Camp - $105
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.

Session I (Intermediate-Advanced): June 10-June 13, Mon.-Thur.
8:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 5-9

Session II (Beginner): June 10-June 13, Mon.-Thurs.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 5-9

Track & Field Camp - $105
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.

Session I: June 24-27, Mon.-Thurs.
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
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.

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

Session II: June 10-13, Mon. – Thurs.
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Grade 10-12

Session III: June 10-13, Mon. – Thurs.
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Grade 9

Session IV: June 10-13, Mon. – Thurs.
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Grades 7-8

Session V: July 23-24, Tues. - Wed.
7:30-9:00 a.m.
Elite Position Setter Camp
Grades 8-12
*$50 - space is limited

Session VI: July 23-24, Tues.-Wed.
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Elite Position Hitter Camp
Grades 8-12
*$50 - space is limited

Session VII: July 23-24, Wed.-Thurs.
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Elite Position Libero Camp
​*$50 - space is limited

Session VIII: July 29-Aug. 1, Mon.-Thurs.
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Grades 10-12

Session IX: July 29-Aug. 1, Mon.-Thurs.
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Grade 9

Session X: July 29-Aug. 1, Mon.-Thurs.
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Grades 3-6

Session XI: July 29-Aug. 1, Mon.-Thurs.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Grades 7-8

Sports Performance Training - $150/session

Session I: June 3-August 1, Mon.-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. Participants are able to choose one of the three sessions throughout the day.
6:00-7:30 a.m.
7:30-9:00 a.m.
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 7-12
Instructors: STA Coaching Staff

STEAM Camps

Art Workshop Camp - $125/session (one-week session, half days)
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 10-14, Mon.-Fri.
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 6-9

Clay Camp - $225 (two-week session, half days)
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 17-28
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 6-9

Marshall Music Camp: $275 (two-week session, full days)
Marshall Music Camp will be an engaging and educational “All-Girls” Fine Arts Camp. The focus will be on orchestral strings and modern dance studies for beginners and/or intermediate students. All participants will have the opportunity to explore in a creative space that encourages self- expression. All campers will gain the foundational strings skills needed to play simple folk songs and fun melodies on the violin or viola. During dance training, students will learn original choreography to exciting routines in the styles of hip-hop, modern, and ballet. In addition, students will participate in girls’ empowerment workshops. Stringed instruments will be provided. Participants will need to bring a sack lunch.

Session I: June 3-14
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 6-9

Session II: June 17-28
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 6-9

Courses for Credit

Online Personal Finance (Online Course) - $375 - Instructor: Kayla Leatherman
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. Attending summer camps or vacations is not recommended.  Attendance is required for the final exam: 9 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019.

June 3-28, Mon.-Fri. (Online)
Final Exam: Friday, June 28, 9:00 am on campus
Girls entering grades 11-12
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 14th, 21st or 28th) to complete the unit labs.  There will not be a comprehensive final exam, instead students will research and create a Spark presentation over an environmental issue.

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.

Note: 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 3-29, Mon.-Fri.
Blended course: Online content and labs on campus
Online Course: June 3-28, 2019
Science Labs, 1 required Friday: June14th, 21st, or 28th, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 
Girls entering grades 10-12
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.

June 8-21, 2019
Girls entering grades 11-12 
One-quarter elective credit

Database Systems with Microsoft Certification (Online Course) - $375 - Instructor: Alexa Varady
Databases are used in practically every application in the real world. This course will introduce students to concepts of relational databases and SQL queries in the context of Microsoft SQL Server. By the end of the course, students will be prepared to take the Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals certification exam (98-364) if they choose to do so. (The exam fee is $127, separate from the course fee.)

This is a full semester course being offered over four weeks, so students should expect to spend a substantial amount of time each week watching lecture videos and completing assignments. There will not be a final exam - instead, students will create a database-backed application as a final project.

June 3-28, 2019, Mon.-Fri. (Online)
Girls entering grades 11-12 
One-half computer science credit

FROSH Start

Frosh Start English - $250
This freshman level English course is an opportunity for selected students to engage in analyzing a variety of texts, practicing writing skills, collaborating with peers,  and developing communication 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 3-27, 2019, Mon.-Thurs.
10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Only for selected students entering 9th grade at STA
 

Frosh Start Math - $250
Algebra 1 is the foundation for all high school math courses.  The Frosh Start Math course allows students to begin the Algebra 1 curriculum in a more individualized setting with adjusted pacing. This course will introduce the student to fundamental topics in the curriculum and help them to identify and address skill gaps while building essential study skills to support success in Algebra. 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 3-27, 2019, 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
Algebra 1 is the foundation for all high school math courses.  The Frosh Start Math course allows students to begin the Algebra 1 curriculum in a more individualized setting with adjusted pacing. This course will introduce the student to fundamental topics in the curriculum and help them to identify and address skill gaps while building essential study skills to support success in Algebra. 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.

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 3-27, 2019, Mon.-Thurs.
8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Only for selected students entering 9th grade at STA
 

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