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2022 Summer Program

Thank you for your interest in The St. James Academy Summer Experience. Please check back for more offerings for all ages.

Please contact Camp Director, Tara Vierheller, with questions at tvierheller@saintjamesacademy.org.

Adventure Writers Workshop

Welcome new and returning campers to Adventure Writing Workshop hosted by Mrs. Holloway!  Mrs. Holloway, a Spanish teacher at SJA, has held Adventure Writers for budding authors since 2018.  Campers will create, type, and illustrate their own “Choose Your Own Adventure” book.  Some campers prefer to work on their own individual book, while others create a joint book with their friends.  Each book has multiple endings, and if you like to draw, you can include your own sketches in the book as well!  For those who don’t feel artistic, there are many images on the computer available for inclusion in your creative masterpiece!  Books will be bound and sent home with students on the last day of camp.

There are two sessions for Adventure Writing.  Campers may opt to join both weeks if they want to create a longer book, or they can sign up for just session 1 or session 2.

  • Instructor: Kellie Holloway
  • Grades / Ages: Rising 5th graders- 8th grade
  • Dates & Times: Session 1: August 1st – 5th | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm and Session 2: August 8th -12th | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Price: $325

Baseball Camp

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 is led by Tim Deyesu, Athletic Director at St. James Academy. He is a former college All-Conference player, High School head coach and worked for ten years as a Director and General Manager at Ripken Baseball.

  • Dates: June 27th – July 1
  • Times: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Grade: Ages 8-12
  • Cost: $195

Camp Invention

Camp Invention is a nationally acclaimed summer STEM program led by certified local educators and grouped by grade level to create effective, encouraging learning environments.

  • Instructor: Ashley Oleszczuk & Mary McLaughlin
  • Grades / Ages: Rising 2nd graders – 8th grade
  • Dates & Times: July 18th – 22nd 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Price: $245

Coerver United Soccer Camp

Coerver United Soccer Camp is Coerver® Coaching’s in-depth player development program. This level is for players aged 6-13 and is based on the five S’s of the Coerver® Code: Skill, Speed, Sense, Strength, & Spirit. The program is taught by experienced Coerver® staff coaches, who customize skill development to meet the needs of each individual player. The Performance Academy level will focus on the “Core” technical skills, meaning that each training day is focused around one of our 4 core Coerver® move sets. In addition to the move sets, each player will train in ball mastery, dribbling with control and speed, ball striking, finishing, passing, and receiving.

Technical Skills Covered: Ball Mastery – Dribbling – Coerver 4 Move Sets – Finishing – Passing – Receiving

  • Dates: July 11-15
  • Times: 9:00 am-12:00 pm 0r 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Cost: ½ day option: $ 225.00 | Full Day: $350.00
  • Ages: 6-10

Crafty Kids

Do you enjoy using your hands to be creative? Do you love color and design? During this camp, campers will explore different materials and resources to make pieces of art demonstrating the campers’ creativity and unique approach to the task at hand!

  • Price: $250
  • Facilitator: Amy Kaltenbach
  • Times: Monday – Friday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Weeks

  • Session 1: June 20th – June 24th : Ages 5 – 7 years
  • Session 2: June 27th – July 1st: Ages 8- 10 years

Doll and Me Camp! (Closed)

Bring your American Girl dolls, or other loved 18-inch dolls, to a week of fun at Doll and Me Camp! Each day will have a theme such as Spa Day, Tea Party Day, Camping Day, and Pajama Party Day. There will be crafts corresponding with each theme for campers to make items for their dolls, as well as a doll talent show, and fun activities to help learn more about time periods of the historical dolls. Campers will tie-dye matching doll and me shirts to prepare for an end-of-the-week fashion show.

Please email Tara Vierheller at tvierheller@saintjamesacademy.org to be included on a waitlist.

  • Instructor: Kelly Heil
  • Grades / Ages: Rising Kindergarten – 3rd graders
  • Dates & Times: August 1st – 5th 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Price: $210

 

Doll and Me Camp! (Closed)

Bring your American Girl dolls, or other loved 18-inch dolls, to a week of fun at Doll and Me Camp! Each day will have a theme such as Spa Day, Tea Party Day, Camping Day, and Pajama Party Day. There will be crafts corresponding with each theme for campers to make items for their dolls, as well as a doll talent show, and fun activities to help learn more about time periods of the historical dolls. Campers will tie-dye matching doll and me shirts to prepare for an end-of-the-week fashion show.

Please email Tara Vierheller at tvierheller@saintjamesacademy.org to be included on a waitlist.

  • Instructor: Kelly Heil
  • Grades / Ages: Rising Kindergarten – 3rd graders
  • Dates & Times: August 1st – 5th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Price: $210

Drive GoalKeeping Soccer Camp

Drive Goalkeeping camps are geared toward player development. Participants train in small training groups of no more than 8 players per coach. Repetition is game-like and prepares players to deal with the demands of the modern goalkeeper. The training focus will be on:

  • Footwork/ Handling
  • Shot Stopping and Angle Play
  • Reactions and 1v1s
  • Distribution
  • Cross Management
  • Dates: July 18-21
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 4 Days (Mon – Thurs)
  • Price: $200 ($175 before March 1st)

(We will train on Friday as a make-up day if needed.)

Doors open at 8:30 AM for drop-off.

Participants will receive a DriveGK shirt and pair of goalkeeper gloves!

Hogwarts at St. James Academy; A Harry Potter Experience (Closed)

Learn more about the magical world of Harry Potter as SJA transforms into Hogwarts this summer. After a warm welcome at Platform 9 and 3 /4, Witches and Wizards will experience being sorted into Houses, wand making, and lessons in Potions, Transformation, and Care of Magical Creatures! Campers will have Quidditch Practice, learn spells in the Dueling Club, and write for the Daily Prophet. On the last day, campers will enjoy the grand feast and compete to win the House Cup!

*Campers will need to bring their own plastic cauldron for potions class. They may bring a stuffed owl or purchase one in Diagon Alley for $5.00 on the first day of camp. Parents are reminded that first-year campers are NOT allowed their own broomstick!

  • Instructor: Kelly Heil
  • Grades / Ages: Rising 2nd – 4th graders
  • Session 1: June 20th -24th | 9:00 am -3: 00 pm
  • Session 2: July 25th- 29th | 9:00 am – 3:00pm
  • Price: $325

Mast Tennis Academy

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

  • Dates: June 13-August 26; no camp July 5- 9
  • Times: Half Day: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Full Day: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Grade: 4-5yr olds half-day only/ 6yr and older half and full-day
  • Cost: Half Day: $275 per week, Full Day: $385 per week

The Magical Woodland Workshop Part 1 (Session 2 is closed)

The Magical Woodland Workshop is a two-part camp. The morning and afternoon sessions complement each other but can be taken separately. Campers may also want to register for both weeks of the Magical Woodland Workshop as the crafts and experience will differ.

During the morning session, campers age 8 and up will create their very own Fairy Garden with Mrs. Holloway! Each day will feature a different fairy with a related craft project and games. Campers will write a story about their fairy and on the final day, they bound and take home their book.

Mrs. Holloway is a fairy garden collector and currently has 16 fairy gardens at her house. She is eager for you to join her in a fairy-fantastic camp this summer!

  • Instructor: Kellie Holloway
  • Grades / Ages: Age 8 and up
  • Dates & Times:
  • Session 1: June 27th – July 1st 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Session 2: July 11th – 15th 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (closed)
  • Price: $200

The Magical Woodland Workshop Part 2 (Session 2 is closed)

The Magical Woodland Workshop is a two-part camp. The morning and afternoon sessions complement each other but can be taken separately. Campers may also want to register for both weeks of the Magical Woodland Workshop as the crafts and experience will differ.

During the afternoon session, campers will learn wool felting techniques with Mrs. Hicks, creating the many forest friends that adorn the fairy’s magical world. Campers will create birds, flowers, mushrooms, and more.

Campers will learn about felt and its versatile medium that can be used to create 3D objects, as well as 2D, felt “painting”. Mrs. Hicks has been teaching art for 26 years and is excited for you to join her in creating and crafting this summer!

  • Instructor: Rog Hicks
  • Grades / Ages: Age 8 and up
  • Dates & Times:
  • Session 1: June 27th – July 1st 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Session 2: July 11th – 15th 1:00 – 3:00 pm (closed)
  • Price: $200

The Magical Woodland Workshop Parts 1 & 2

Register for both the morning and afternoon session of Magical Woodland Workshop. Campers will stay for lunch with chaperones.

  • Price: $360

Time for Games!

Campers will explore age appropriate games, encouraging them to use their problem – solving, listening, cooperative, and self -awareness skills. Campers will enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities.

  • Price: $170
  • Facilitator: Amy Kaltenbach
  • Times: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Weeks:

  • Session 1: June 20th – June 24th : Ages 5 – 7 years
  • Session 2: June 27th – July 1st: Ages 8- 10 years