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Summer Camps

Whether you're looking for athletic camps, academic enrichment for your son or simply a place where he can go to have fun, explore interests and make new friends, Saint Thomas Academy has a number of unique summer programs designed to fit nearly any need.

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Cadet Summer Program Descriptions

Cadet Experience

Through the Cadet Summer Experience male students entering grades 3 through 8 will be introduced to the foundational elements that make us uniquely Saint Thomas Academy.

Campers will take part in a diverse number of activities that help them learn the foundational skills of Saint Thomas Academy Cadets. From athletic team sessions to STEM activities, public speaking to survival skills, these campers will experience a small part of the many different activities made available to Academy students.

They will be a part of a program that challenges them to utilize their talents and gifts to find innovative solutions to problems, lead a group of their peers in the realization of a collective goal, compete with others in order to be the best version of themselves, and work hard in the service of others.

Grades 3-5 - July 22-26

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Activities

Cooking Show "Mash Up"

For boys entering grades 4-7
July 15-18 from 9 a.m. to Noon

A camp featuring elements from popular cooking shows like Chopped, Top Chef and Iron Chef, you will work with the Executive Chef from SAGE to learn essential cooking skills and ideas.  You'll cook in teams with vegetables, starches, proteins and desserts before a final "competition" cook with a "Black Box Mystery Item" that must be used in the meal.  Each day will feature guest judges to judge food in taste, appearance and use.

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Introduction to Canoeing

For boys entering grades 6-12
June 24-27 from 1-3 p.m.

This course is designed as a class emphasizing the entry-level paddling skills for individuals desiring an introduction to the skill of canoeing.  Students will learn the art of paddling a canoe in a variety of conditions.  This is a great first step to learning about canoeing.  Students will learn about carrying canoes, launching and getting out of our canoes, basic paddling strokes and maneuvering your craft.

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Introduction to Firearm Safety

Boys entering grades 6-12
July 8-11 or July 22-25 from 9 a.m. to Noon

Get ready for clay targets!  Pull!  This NRA Basic Shotgun course teaches basic knowledge, skills and attitude for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target.  This course includes classroom and range time.  Students learn NRA's rules for safe handling, shotgun parts and operation, shell components, shell malfunctions, shooting fundamentals, range rules, techniques at straight away and angled targets, cleaning and continued opportunities for skill development.  Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Shotgun Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate.

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Introduction to FPV Drone Racing

Boys entering grades 6-8
July 15-17 from 9 a.m. to Noon

This class will teach you how to fly tiny whoop class quad-rotor drones using state of the art technology including first-person view (FPV) goggles.  Day 1 will be basic training, Day 2 will be training on how to fly with FPV goggles and Day 3 will involve racing against each other!  No previous drone flight experience is required.

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LEGO Robotics

Boys and girls entering grades 4-8
July 8-12 (beginner) or July 15-19 (advanced)

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 are awarded.  Additional opportunities for team building, coding and developing presentation skills will be explored.  Students will not keep their robots after the class.

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Wilderness Survival

Boys entering grades 6-10
June 24-27 or July 15-18 from 9 a.m. to Noon

This course is about wilderness survival - taking care of ourselves in ways that allow us to come home safely - what we do whenever we are in the outdoors.  When something unexpected happens; we wander off a trail and lose our way or someone becomes injured; a storm catches us by surprise, or a boat capsizes.  When things go wrong, the skills of wilderness survival can help make everything right again.  Thinking through the challenges that face us and coming up with good solutions are vital to taking care of ourselves in the outdoors.  It means working with nature rather than against it.  It means always have a positive attitude - the one essential that can't be carried in a pack or pocket.

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Arts

A Digital Generation

For boys & girls entering grades 5-8
July 8-11 from 9 a.m. to Noon

Participants will learn the basics of Video Editing.  They will be given the opportunity to use digital SLR cameras, green screens, lighting and more!  Then we will have them edit within iMovie to reach their desired effect.  Each student will be going home with a new understanding of videography as well as files of their work.

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Athletics

Cadet Baseball

Boys in grades 4-8
July 22-26 from 9-10:30 (grades 4-6) or 10:30-Noon (grades 7-8)

This camp offers baseball fundamentals, game knowledge and individual skill development.  Instructors will help you further your current skills and introduce you to concepts and techniques that will help you advance as a baseball player.  As a beginner or seasoned veteran, this camp will provide you an opportunity for you to learn while having some fun doing it.

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Cadet Football - Middle School

Boys entering grades 6-8
August 6-8 from 6 to 8 p.m.

This camp will focus on skill development for all offensive, defensive and special team positions.  This will be a non-contact camp coached by Saint Thomas Academy Varsity and Middle School coaching staffs, with the goal of improving basic fundamental for kids at all skill levels.

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Cadet Football - Youth

Boys entering grades 2-5
June 26-28 from 9 a.m. to Noon

This three-day camp offers football fundamentals, game knowledge and individual skill development.  Instructors will help you further develop your current skills and introduce you to concepts and techniques that will help you advance as a football player.  As a beginner or a seasoned veteran, this camp will provide an opportunity for you to learn while having some fun doing it!

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Speed & Strength

Boys entering grades 5-10
July 8-11 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. (grades 5-7) or 11:30-1 p.m. (grades 8-10)

The focus of this camp is to develop and hone the necessary skills to unlock and unleash ballistic movements.  This will be done with enhanced form, hip mobility and reaction drills.

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