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. All camp registrations will close the Saturday prior to the start of camp.

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

Basketball Camp - $110/session
STA basketball camp focuses on fundamental skills such as ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, defense and team play.

Session I: Nov. 7, Sat.
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 1-4

Session II: Nov. 7, Sat.
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Grades 5-8

Session III (STA Freshman Team Camp): July 27-30, Mon.-Thurs.
12:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Girls entering grades 9

Session IV (STA Team Camp): July 27-30, Mon.-Thurs.
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Girls entering grades 10-12

Cross Country Camp - $110
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 15-18, 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 (STA Team Camp):June 15-18, Mon.-Thurs.
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Girls entering grades 10-12

Session II: June 15-18, Mon.-Wed.
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thurs. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 7-9

Lacrosse Camp - $110
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 15-18, Mon.-Thurs.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 3-9

Soccer Camp - $110/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: July 6-9, Mon.-Thurs. - CANCELLED
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Girls entering grades 5-8

Session II (STA Team Camp): June 22-25, Mon.-Thurs.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 9-12

Softball Camp - $110/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 22-25, Mon.-Thurs.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 4-8

Session II (STA Team Camp): July 20-23, Mon.-Thurs.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 9-12

Tennis Camp - $110
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 15-18, Mon.-Thurs.
8:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 5-9

Session II (Beginner): June 15-18, Mon.-Thurs.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 5-9

Track & Field Camp - $110
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 22-25, Mon.-Thurs.
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 5-9

Volleyball Camp - $110/session
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 (STA Team Camp): July 20-24, Mon.-Thurs.
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Grades 10-12

Session II (STA Freshman Team Camp): July 20-24, Mon.-Thurs.
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Grade 9

Session III: June 15-18, Mon.-Thurs.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Grade 7-8

Session IV: June 15-18, Mon.-Thurs.
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Grades 3-6

Session V: June 22-25, Mon.-Thurs.
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Grades 7-8

Session VI: June 22-25, Mon.-Thurs.
2:30-4:00 p.m.
Grades 3-6

Volleyball Position Camp (Liberos): July 20-21, Mon.-Tues.
7:00-8:30 a.m.
Grades 8-12
*$55 - space is limited

Volleyball Position Camp (Setters): July 20-21, Mon.-Tues.
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Grades 8-12

Volleyball Position Camp (Hitters):July 20-21, Mon.-Tues.
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Grades 8-12
*$55 - space is limited

Session VIII (STA Team Camp): July 27-July 30, Mon.-Thurs.
7:00-9:00 a.m.
Grades 10-12

Session IX (STA Freshman Team Camp): July 27-July 30, Mon.-Thurs.
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Grade 9

 

Sports Performance Training - $150/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. Participants are able to choose one of the three sessions throughout the day.

Session I: June 1-July 30, Tues.-Thurs.
*All sessions hosted Online
Girls entering grades 7-12
Instructors: STA Coaching Staff

*Participants will be provided at-home workouts communicated via email until June 12. On-campus sessions will re-open June 15.

 

COVID-19 Disclaimer (Indoor 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. Prior to the beginning of camp, athletes will wait by the Quad doors (south) outside of Goppert until a coach allows campers to enter. All campers will enter and exit through the Quad doors. Once admitted, campers will move directly to restroom facilities to wash their hands. Please be cognizant of arrival time as camps will begin as scheduled. Sanitizer will be utilized throughout camp sessions for individual and equipment use. Depending on CDC regulations, camps may be split into two, one hour sessions per day. Coaches will contact campers the week prior of camp starting with schedule details. 
 

COVID-19 Disclaimer (Outdoor 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. Prior to the beginning of camp, athletes will wait by the Kevin Gray Field gate until a coach allows campers to enter. Once admitted, campers will move directly to restroom facilities to wash their hands. Please be cognizant of arrival time as camps will begin as scheduled. Sanitizer will be utilized throughout camp sessions for individual and equipment use.  Depending on CDC regulations, camps may be split into two, one hour sessions per day. Coaches will contact campers the week prior of camp starting with schedule details.

 

 

 

STEAM Camps

Art Workshop Camp - $150/session (one-week session, half days) CANCELLED
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 8-12, Mon.-Fri.
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 6-9

Clay Camp - $250 (two-week session, half days) CANCELLED
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 15-26
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 6-9

Invention Project III Camp: $185 (one-week session, half days) CANCELLED
Invention Project, associated with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, enables students to explore the edges of innovation through dreaming, designing, engineering and creating. Teams will create designs in response to challenges and prompts generated by today’s citizen consumers.

This summer, teams will design and build their own prototype research vehicles, research production for aquariums, decipher codes to grow sustainable food and recover wreckage materials for building survival inventions. They will participate in rapid prototyping of sports products, perform lab analysis to save a pet, explore patents, trademarks, copyrights, and more.

While the invention itself is part one, introducing and integrating an invention into the world is part two. Innovators are challenged to consider principles of business such as rapid prototyping and revision, market research, advertisement, distribution, and profit. Throughout the process, campers will have the opportunity to sketch, incubate, prototype, test, reflect, and refine ideas within mentored peer groups.

Participants will enjoy the small group leadership of STA students during this summer collaboration. After this experience in idea generation and creation, campers will develop an understanding of the value of intellectual property and their responsibility as both consumers and inventors.

Session I: June 8-12
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.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. Attendance is required for the final exam: 9 a.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020. Enrollment will be maxed at 24 students and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

June 1-26, Mon.-Fri. (Online)
Final Exam: Friday, June 26, 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 12th, 19th OR 26th) 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.

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 1-30, Mon.-Fri.
Blended course: Online content and labs on campus
Online Course: June 1-30, 2020
Science Labs, 1 required Friday: June12th, 19th, or 26th, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on campus 
Girls entering grades 10-12
One-half science elective credit

Botany- $375 - Instructor: Renee Blake
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 12th, 19tht, or 26th) 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.

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 1-30, Mon.-Fri.
Blended course: Online content and labs on campus
Online Course: June 1-30, 2020
Science Labs, 1 required Friday: June12th, 19th, or 26th, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. on campus 
Girls entering grades 10-12
One-half science elective 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 15-July 9, 2020, 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 15-July 9, 2020, 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 15-July 9, 2020, Mon.-Thurs.
8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Only for selected students entering 9th grade at STA
 

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