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2023 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 Summer Program Director Tara Vierheller with questions.

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: June 26th – 20th | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Price: $245

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

Year 2 of Harry Potter Camp! This year our activities will be based on the 2nd book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. We will have campers returning as second year Hogwart students, and will welcome and sort first year students. The camp will once again include classes such as Potions, Dueling, Care of Magical Creatures, Divination, Quill Writing, and of course, Quidditch! *Campers will need to bring their own plastic cauldron for Potions class. Campers may bring a stuffed owl or purchase one in Diagon Alley for $5.00 on the first day of camp. 

  • Instructor: Kelly Heil
  • Grades / Ages: Rising 2nd – 5th graders
  • Dates and Times:
    Session 1: July 10th -14th | 9:00 am -3:00 pm (Closed)
    Session 2: July 17th- 21st | 9:00 am – 3:00pm (Closed)
    Session 3: July 24th-28th | 9:00 am – 3:00pm (Closed)
  • Price: $375

Mast Tennis Academy

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

  • Dates: June 12-August 25; no camp July 3- 7
  • 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: $289 per week | Full Day: $399 per week

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 10th – 14th
  • Times: 9:00 am-12:00 pm or 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Cost: ½ day option: $ 225.00 | Full Day: $350.00
  • Ages: 6-10

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 individual book, while others create a joint book with their friends. Each book has multiple endings, and campers will be encouraged to create sketches and drawings or use digital images as illustrations! 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: July 17th- 21st | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Session 2: July 24th-28th | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Price: $350

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 17th – 20th
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 4 Days (Mon – Thurs)
  • Price: $200

(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!

Fairy Camp

Welcome to Fairy Camp with Mrs. Holloway and Ms. Hicks! Campers will create their own Fairy Garden, and each day will feature a different Fairy related craft. Campers will write a story about their Fairy, and play Fairy themed games. On the final day of camp, the Fairy Gardens will be assembled and ready to be taken home, along with the camper’s bound book! This is a fairy-fantastic camp and we look forward to creating with you!

*Campers will need to bring a plain white or light-colored t-shirt to use for one of the crafts during camp. 

  • Instructor: Mrs. Kellie Holloway and Mrs. Rog Hicks
  • Grades / Ages: Age 8 and up
  • Dates & Times:
    Session 1: July 31st – August 4th | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Session 2: August 7th – 11th | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Price: $365

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, Luau Day, and Pajama Party Day. There will be crafts corresponding with each theme for campers to make for their dolls and fun activities. Campers will make a matching doll and me shirt to wear at the end of the week talent show.

  • Instructor: Kelly Heil
  • Grades / Ages: Rising 1st – 3rd graders
  • Dates & Times: August 7th– 11th | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Price: $250