2017 Saint Thomas Academy
Summer Camps & Courses

We offer a variety of fun experiences to fit your family’s schedule and budget.

Saint Thomas Academy Students' Summer Classes

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Register online at Visitation.net/Summer - begin by selecting the grade range

 

Questions?

Contact Julia Dale at 651-683-1751 or jdale@vischool.org

STA Camps by Date

2017 Summer Programs Brochure


STA is performing parking lot maintenance June 21-29. See the photo below for the two entrances to drop your camper off at Flynn Hall. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Athletics

Cadet Basketball Camp
Age Group: Boys entering grades 4-8
Date: Grades 7-8, July 10-13
Time: 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Description: This four-day camp offers the opportunity to embrace their strengths while improving weaknesses.  Campers will have the opportunity to learn how to compete as we incorporate drills that will improve ball handling, passing, shooting, defense, and decision-making.  The camp emphasizes both offense and defense to produce a complete basketball player.
Fee: $200
Instructors: STA Head Coach Jason Birr and STA coach Zora Quoie, and players Sam Vascellaro '18 & George Stewart '18
Register online at Visitation.net/Summer

Cadet Lacrosse Camp
Age Group:
Boys entering grades 5-9
Dates and Times:
Grades 5-6, July 24-27, 1:00-2:15 p.m.; Grades 7-9, July 24-27, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Description:
For those interested in learning the game of lacrosse.  We will work on the concepts of the game in small, understandable pieces and participate in fun and engaging skill-building activities.  The skills students learn will be practice by participating in scrimmages.  Students must have their own equipment.
Fee:
$150
Instructors:
STA Head Coach John Barnes, Ryan Barnes ’15 and other STA coaches and players
Register online at Visitation.net/Summer

Cadet Soccer Camp
Age Group: Boys entering grades 4-12
Date and Time: Grades 9-12, July 24-27, 9:00 a.m.-noon
Description: This four-day camp works with players on the fundamentals, skills, and tactics of the game.
Fees: $120 for grades 4-8, and $150 for grades 9-12
Instructors: STA Head Coach Noel Quinn and his coaching team from Blaine Soccer Club
Register online at Visitation.net/Summer

Cadet/Blazer Swim Camp
Age Group: Boys & girls age 12 and older
Swimmers must be able to swim 100 yard IM
Dates: Four-Week Training Camp (Monday-Friday, weeks of June 26, July 10, 17)
Times: 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Description: This camp is for swimmers who do not swim on a club but want to maintain conditioning over the summer.  Swimmers will focus on age-specific techniques and endurance while performing all four strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly).
Fee: $300 for the four-week camp or $125 for one week
Instructors: STA Head Coach John Barnes and Visitation's Meghan Weiss '09 plus other STA and Vis swimmers
Register online at Visitation.net/Summer

Cadet/Blazer Swim School
Age Group: Boys & girls ages 5-12
Dates and Times: Eight-day, 30-minute sessions beginning at various times
Session 1:
Monday-Thursday June 26-29, 10:30 a.m.
Session 2:
Monday-Thursday June 26-29, 11:05 a.m.
Session 3:
Monday-Thursday June 26-29, 11:40 a.m.
Session 4:
Monday-Thursday July 10-13 and July 17-20, 10:30 a.m.
Session 5:
Monday-Thursday July 10-13 and July 17-20, 11:05 a.m.
Session 6:
Monday-Thursday July 10-13 and July 17-20, 11:40 a.m.
Description:
Nationally certified by the American Swimming Coaches Association, STA varsity head coach John Barnes offers a ten-level program in an organized and fun atmosphere.  When your swimmer completes Cadet/Blazer Swim School, they will be on their way to a lifetime of strong swimming skills!
Fee: $70 for eight group lessons, $90 for eight semi-private lessons, $200 for eight private lessons
Instructors: STA Head Coach John Barnes and Visitation's Meghan Weiss '09 plus other STA and Vis swimmers
Register online at Visitation.net/Summer

Quickstart Tennis for the Beginner
Age Groups:
Boys & girls entering grades K-4
Dates:
July 31-August 4
Time:
Grades K-2, 9:00-10:00 a.m.; Grades 3-4 (canceled) 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Description: We use oversize tennis balls and indoor court to teach the game to young beginners.  Quickstart involves improving reflexes, hand/eye coordination, and basic stroke form as well as introducing basics such as footwork and scoring.  Tennis will be taught in a fun way involving lots of games and positive coaching.  The instructor will have a few racquets but participants are encouraged bring their own.  The camp is held in the Holtz Gym at STA.
Fee:
$50
Instructor:
Mr. Cormac Dolezal
Register online at Visitation.net/Summer

Wrestling Camp
Age Group: Boys entering grades 5-12
Dates: July 10-13
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Description: St. Olaf College Coach Sean Ahrar joins STA Coach McCarthy for this four-day camp offering wrestling fundamentals, technique, conditioning, and live wrestling.  As a beginner or a seasoned veteran, this camp will provide an opportunity for you to learn more about being successful on the mat.
Fee: $60, including camp t-shirt
Instructors: Head Coach Nick McCarthy and St. Olaf Head Coach Sean Ahrar (guest technician)
Register online at Visitation.net/Summer

Academics, Activities, and Arts

Competitive Speech for the Beginner
Age Group:
Boys & girls entering grades 5-8
Dates and Times:
Grades 5-8, July 24-28, 9:00-10:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.-noon session CANCELED
Description:
This unique, interactive class eases students out of their comfort zone exposing them to a variety of speech genres.  Through exciting and enjoyable exercises and practices, students discover their unique strengths and develop confidence to convey their ideas effectively. The camp will culminate with a mini competition where students apply what they have learned in a fun and supportive environment.
Fee:
$75
Instructor:
Mr. Cormac Dolezal
Register online at Visitation.net/Summer

Introduction to Filmmaking
Age Group:
Boys & girls entering grades 3-12
Dates and Times:
Grades 3-6, July 10-14, 9:00 a.m.-noon; Grades 7-12, July 10-14, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Description:
Do you love making movies or want to learn how?  This class will be a hands-on experience in developing a creative idea and turning it into a film.  Each session will produce an original work.  Filmmaking equipment is provided by the instructor.
Fee:
$200
Instructor:
Mr. Cormac Dolezal
Register online at Visitation.net/Summer

LEGO Robotics - SOLD OUT
Age Group:
Boys & girls entering grades 4-8
Dates: July 17-21 (Advanced) SOLD OUT
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Description: In this engaging, hands-on class, students will exercise their creativity by building and programming an autonomous LEGO Mindstorms™ robot.  They will work in teams of two (friends are encouraged to sign up together to create teams) to design and program their robot to complete challenges from FIRST LEGO League competitions.  The last day of each session will feature a mini competition – family and friends are welcome and prizes awarded.  Additional opportunities for team building, coding, and developing presentation skills will be explored.  Students will not keep their robots after the class.
Fee: $225, Maximum of 12 per session
Instructor: Mrs. Kim Wald