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Baseball Camp

  • Dates: June 17-21
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Ages: 8-12yrs.
  • Cost: $175

Baseball is the game of summer. Come spend a week of your summer learning this great game in a structured and fun environment. We will focus on the fundamentals of throwing, catching, and hitting each day through drills and games. The camp will be led by the Athletics Director at St. James Academy, Tim Deyesu. He is a former college All-Conference player, High School head coach, and General Manager at Ripken Baseball.

Mast Tennis Camp

  • Dates: June 10-August 30 (none July 4th)
  • Time: Full day and half day + extended care
  • Ages: 4-16yrs
  • Costs:
    • Full day 9-3pm $345 per week
    • Half day 9-12pm $215 per week
    • Extended day am 8-9am $30 per child per week
    • Extended day pm 3-4pm $30 per child per week
    • Both 8-9am and 3-4pm – $60 per child per week

Tennis for beginners to advanced. Campers are grouped by ability and age.

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Faith and Film

  • Dates: June 17-21
  • Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Grades: Middle School (limit 15)
  • Cost: $175

Calling students entering grades 6-8! Join us for a Faith and Film camp. Each day we will watch a different film and then meet to discuss the themes of faith as presented in the film. There will be a short writing component each day to help campers follow along.

Office Skills Program

  • Dates: June 17-21
  • Time: 12pm-3pm
  • Grades: 5-8
  • Cost: $175

Students will be introduced to the necessary skills needed to be proficient in today’s world. Students will learn the basics of formatting documents, create publications such as brochures, organize data with spreadsheets, develop graphs and create slides to do a presentation. We will also practice our typing skills through fun activities and games. This camp is a must for anyone joining SJA this year as well as students looking to become more proficient in the classroom.

Adult Music-Making Program

  • Dates: June 17-21
  • Time: 7:30am – 9:00am
  • Age: Adults
  • Cost: $90

As everyone knows, St. James hosts a vibrant children’s artistic community; perhaps it’s time that the adults set aside a little time to do the same for themselves!

We are offer an adult music-making class that will be grounded in holistic goals:

  1. Having fun and playing
  2. Exploring Self-Expression and Opening up to willing curiosity
  3. Building Community
  4. Encouraging Energetic output
  5. Using music as a tool for meditation and presence

This week long course will include drumming, yoga, sound bowls, movement, reflection, and breathing techniques.

CSI Crime Scene Investigation Camp Across the Curriculum (reading, writing, science)

  • Dates: June 17-20
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Grades: 3-5, (limit 10-12 children)
  • Cost: $215

Children will use deductive reasoning, critical thinking skills, reading, and writing skills to solve mysteries. They will examine evidence and learn how science skills help solve mysteries. They will read and write mystery stories.  Activities include: 1. CSI – event: 2. solve a “crime” 3.  fingerprinting activity 4.  hair and fiber analysis 5. handwriting analysis 6. chromatology butterfly activity 7. read mini-mysteries 8. research historic crime fighters 9. write a mystery.

Vocal Workshop

  • Dates: June 17-21
  • Times: 9:30am-2:30pm with final presentation: Friday 6:30-8pm
  • Ages: 11-14yrs, (limit 8-12 children)
  • Cost: $300 (includes accompanist)

Courses of Study will include: Solo Singing, Posture Clinic, How to Manage Voice Changes, Music Literacy for Singers, Sight Reading, Harmonic Singing, and Improvisation, Managing Nerves/Self-Doubt. Students will learn physical and mental warm up techniques and gain practical application of vocal crossing training (head and chest voice). Over the course of the week, students will sing both group and solo repertoire, with the end goal of preparing a solo piece. Students will need to bring a yoga mat, yoga block, notebook, and binder. Parents will be sent music files via email that students will have to listen to ahead of time.

Cooking Camp

  • Dates: July 8-12
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Ages: 8-12yrs
  • Cost: $175

Learn to make yummy desserts from candy to pies and treats in between! 
We will explore with chocolate, fruit, pastry, wax, peanut butter, and more. Come prepared to have fun while learning some basic techniques of dessert making.

Dare to Dance Camp

  • Dates: June 17-21
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Ages: 6-8yrs
  • Cost: $175

This Camp is designed for movers/ dancers ages 6- 8 years old that are interested in learning more about the dance world. Campers will be introduced to ballet, jazz/ musical theater and tap concepts, as well as yoga and relaxation techniques. Campers will learn skills that they can apply to their continuing education of dance or to their everyday lives.

***Needs: Tennis Shoes, Socks, and athletic clothing that covers the mid-drift. Campers may wear athletic shorts or leggings. If campers have ballet or jazz shoes, they may wear them. NO DANCE SHOES REQUIRED  

Take Flight! All About Birds!

  • Dates: July 8-12
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Grades: 3-5
  • Cost: $210

Take Flight! Come take flight with our cross curriculum nature camp! Children will be able to bird watch, study flight and identify birds native to our region. We will research, creative write, create and build projects to support our birds of Northern Baltimore County.

Activities include:  birdwatching,  researching birds,  descriptive and poetry writing about birds, drawing birds, making origami birds, building bird feeders and houses, learn how to discriminate birds and bird calls.

Bible Camp

  • Dates: July 8-12
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Grades: Rising 1st-5th grade (limit 20 students)
  • Cost: $50

Rising 1st through 5th graders are invited to join Mrs. Gathman and Mrs. Mayo for Summer Bible Camp at St. James. Through music, story, games, and crafts, students will learn about the Bible, the world, and the God who takes care of us all. This 5-day camp will meet 9am-12pm, Monday through Thursday at St. James, and on Friday at First Fruits Farm for a service opportunity. Students must have their own transportation to the farm on Friday. Middle school students can earn service hours for volunteering anytime throughout the week. Camp space is limited so register today. Please ask Mrs. Gathman or Mrs. Mayo if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

Novels in Nature

  • Dates: July 8-12
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Ages: 8-10yrs
  • Cost: $175

Enjoy the beautiful St. James campus with bird watching, tree identification, and hiking around the beautiful campus. Take turns bringing in your favorite trail mix and don’t forget your water bottle. “Novels in Nature,” will be a combination of creative writing, poetry writing, reading, and crafting our own novella – all in just one week! Take time to reflect within the beautiful Monkton setting and travel to new places in your own writing and reading. The morning will begin with a poetry reading. Afterward, we will hike until snack time and 

bird-watching. We will track any animals around the campus via footprints and engage in novel reading. We will have a quiet time of reading, reflection, and sharing in a miniature book club. We will write and craft our novel ideas before taking time to identify trees. We will peer edit and spend time in writing workshops every day! Hone in on all of your skills as both novelists and arborists; join us at “Novels in Nature!”

Tiny Toes Camp

  • Dates: July 8-12
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Ages: 4-5
  • Cost: $175

During this camp, students will work on musical and kinesthetic skills designed specifically for their age group. Campers will be introduced to concepts found in ballet, jazz and tap dance forms, along with concepts from yoga. Campers will participate in practice with musicality, movement patterns, and story play. Even at a young age, these campers will be able to take away skills that may stay with them throughout their lives strengthening their mind-body connection.

 

***Needs: Tennis Shoes, Socks, and athletic clothing that covers the mid-drift. Campers may wear athletic shorts or leggings. If campers have ballet or jazz shoes they may wear them. NO DANCE SHOES REQUIRED  

Running Camp

  • Dates: July 8-12
  • Time: 9am – 12pm
  • Grades: 5-8
  • Cost: $175

This camp  will offer a week centered around all things “running”. Campers will learn about stretching, different techniques, and how to build endurance. This camp will offer more than just an opportunity to run. Campers will hear from high school cross country and track runners, try out different running products, and even watch an inspiring running-themed movie. This is a great way to prepare for fall running and to condition for other sports. All participants must have shoes that they are able to run in, a large water bottle, and sunscreen.

Camp Invention

  • Dates: July 15-18
  • Time: 8am-4pm
  • Grades: K-6
  • Cost: $230

At Camp Invention, children rotate through four fun modules each day where they work in diverse teams to engage in investigations, experiments, and engineering challenges. This offers your child hands-on activities that make learning fun. Created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

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So You Think You Can Dance Camp

  • Dates: July 8-12
  • Time: 1pm-5pm
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Cost: $185

This Camp is designed for movers/ dancers grades 6-8 that are interested in learning more about the dance world. Campers will be introduced to ballet, jazz/ musical theater and tap concepts, as well as yoga and relaxation techniques. Campers will learn skills that they can apply to their continuing education of dance or to their everyday lives.

 

***Needs: Tennis Shoes, Socks, and athletic clothing that covers the mid-drift. Campers may wear athletic shorts or leggings. If campers have ballet or jazz shoes they may wear them. NO DANCE SHOES REQUIRED

Art Camp

  • Dates: July 29-Aug. 2
  • Time: 9am-3pm
  • Grades: 2-5 (Limit 12)
  • Cost: $250

Experience fun and an enriching summer art camp on the lovely St. James Academy campus. Children will be surrounded by nature, and each day will include sketching from nature and hikes to gather nature-inspired materials for sketches or sculptures. Many techniques and materials will be used to let the children create their own masterpieces and have no limits on their imagination. Learn the power of creativity from nature!

Furniture Painting

  • Dates: August 19-23
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Grades: Middle school (limit 10)
  • Cost: $175

Express your creativity in Furniture Painting. Give an old piece (that is collecting dust in your basement or attic) new life and interest or paint a piece of unfinished furniture such as a stool, chair, or small bookcase to brighten your room or give as a gift. It is important that you come with your piece of furniture on the first day in order to begin promptly.

Youth Musical Theatre Camp

  • Dates: August 19-23
  • Time: 9am-12pm with a final performance 7pm on 8/23
  • Ages: 8-11yrs.
  • Cost: $225

Skill building will focus on singing and dancing for the Musical Theatre Stage! Students will learn physical and mental warm up techniques and gain practical warm-up application of vocal crossing training and theatrical dance. Over the course of the week the group will put together two Musical Theatre pieces that will be presented Friday evening.

Intermediate Musical Theatre Camp

  • Dates: August 19-23
  • Time: 1pm-5pm with a final performance 7pm on 8/23
  • Ages: 12-14yrs
  • Cost: $300 (includes accompanist)

Students will explore physical and mental warm-up techniques and gain practical application of vocal crossing training and theatrical dance. Over the course of the week, students will put together two Musical theatre numbers as a group. They will also have the opportunity to explore solo repertoire, with the end goal of preparing a 16-24 bar audition piece (will not be songs related to upcoming SJA musical). There will be a final presentation on Friday evening.

Journaling for Health and Well-Being with Dr. Pentz

  • Dates: August 19-23
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Age: Adults
  • Cost: $175

Did you know that your physical and mental well-being is only paper and pen away? Come and explore the power of expressive writing. Journaling for Health and Well-being is a 3-session experiential workshop in which you will learn about the physical, mental and social benefits of journaling, as well as, having the opportunity to experiment with several journaling styles. Ultimately, journaling facilitates the process of you becoming your best self. This workshop is open only to adults.

Summer with My Doll

  • Dates: June 17-21
  • Time: 9am – 12pm
  • Grades: PreK-2
  • Cost: $245 (includes $20 materials)

Spend the week with your favorite American Girl™ Doll. Enjoy a day at a Sleepover, a Holiday Tea, a Summer Picnic, or a Hawaiian Luau.

Top of the Bay Combination Camp

  • Dates: June 24-26
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Ages: 5-15yrs
  • Costs:
    • 9:00am to 10:30am – Lacrosse / 10:30am to 12:00pm – Soccer – $175 per athlete
    •  Lacrosse only (9:00am to 10:30am) and soccer only (10:30am to 12:00pm) options are available – $100 per athlete

The Top of the Bay Combination Camp will give athletes training in 2 sports in one camp!

Training sessions for both sports will focus on:

  • building individual skills and understanding
  • building team concepts and comprehension
  • competitions, fun while working hard in a positive learning environment
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UK Elite

  • Dates: July 8-12
  • Time: 9am-12pm (ages 5-14) &  9am-3pm (ages 7-14)
  • Ages: 5-14yrs
  • Costs: $175 & $260

U.K. Elite Soccer half day and full day camps return to The St James Academy in 2019. UK Elite Soccer’s educated and enthusiastic coaches will motivate all players, regardless of age and ability in a fun, positive and sport-specific environment. Every camp is action-packed including world cup style tournaments & skills challenges to bring out the best in each player.

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Soccer Source 360

  • Dates: August 12-16
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Ages: 5-10yrs
  • Cost: $160 – $10 early bird registration discount before March 1

Own Your Fun Camps Soccer Source 360’s Own Your Fun programs are designed for boys and girls age 5-10. We believe the curriculum for players in their initial stages of the game needs to be delivered in an enthusiastic manner. This allows players to maximize fun while developing skills for lasting soccer enjoyment. Therefore, we will use play-practice-play progression each day. Each day will start with players playing in a small-sided game. Coaches will focus the information delivered to the players to the topic of the day during this portion of the camp session. Our goal will be to find more positive moments to highlight then corrections throughout the play portions or the day. The coach will then practice the part of the game the players need for development. This practice time will incorporate rapid training techniques, the use of opposition, and fun challenges for the players. We will then end each day with another age-appropriate game.  Our Own Your Fun Camp will give your players a reason to: Look forward to going to soccer, invest themselves with enthusiasm when playing soccer, play soccer on their own, and challenge themselves to be their best.

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