Summer Camps and Courses

 

St. Teresa's Academy is proud to partner with the Children's Mercy Kansas City Center for Sports Medicine. They provide athletic training services for student-athletes across the area. All camp registrations will close the Saturday prior to the start of camp.

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Basketball Camp - $110/session
STA basketball camp focuses on fundamental skills such as ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, defense and team play.

Session 1 (STA Team Camp): July 12-15, Mon.-Thurs.
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 10-12

Session 2 (STA Freshman Team Camp): July 12-15, Mon.-Thurs.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Girls entering grades 9

Session 3: July 12-15, Mon.-Thurs.
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Girls entering grades 1-4

Session 4: July 12-15, Mon.-Thurs.
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Grades 5-8

Basketball Position Camp (Guards): July 5-6, Mon.-Tues
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Grades 7-12

Basketball Position Camp (Posts): July 5-6, Mon.-Tues.
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Grades 7-12

Basketball Shooting Camp: July 7, Wed.
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Grades 7-12
 

Cross Country Camp - $110
STA cross country/distance camp will provide instruction on the biomechanics of distance running, conditioning, core strength, plyometrics, nutrition, hydration, and running safety.  Daily activities will include a 3-4 mile run, based on runners’ age and experience level.

Session 1:June 7-10, Mon.-Thurs.
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 6-9
 

Dance Camp - $110
The STA Stars Dance Team will be hosting a clinic for aspiring dancers!  Join us June 21st-24th from 11am-1pm and learn basic pom and dance technique, work on your flexibility, and learn some fun choreography.  Whether you are brand new to dance or been dancing for years this clinic is for you. Dancers ranging from 1st-8th grade are welcome to join.  Get the Stars Dance Team experience

Session 1:June 21-24, Mon.-Thurs.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 1-8
 

Golf Camp - $125
STA golf camp will provide instruction in each of the following areas: short game, long game, driving, and putting. Importance will be placed on proper fundamentals (grip, alignment, posture, tempo). Girls will need to bring their own set of golf clubs and water bottle. Camp will be held at Heart of America Golf Course, 7500 Blue River Rd., Kansas City, MO.

Session 1 (STA Team Camp):June 7-10, Mon.-Thurs.
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Girls entering grades 10-12

Session 2: June 7-9, Mon.-Wed.
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 7-9
 

Lacrosse Camp - $110
STA lacrosse camp is coached by the current Varsity and JV coaches at STA. It is for youth players and incoming freshmen. Participants will be divided by age and/or experience. Camp emphasis will be on fundamental skill development and increasing current player’s skills. Players will learn new skills, drills, and tips for working to get better in the off season. Controlled scrimmage situations will provide an opportunity to apply learned skills and techniques. A limited number of sticks/goggles will be available for beginners.

Session 1: June 7-10, Mon.-Thurs.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 7-9

Session 2: July 5-8, Mon.-Thurs.
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Girls entering grades 3-6

Soccer Camp - $110/session
St. Teresa’s soccer camp will focus on fitness, team tactics and individual and team skills including dribbling, passing, kicking, ball control and heading.

Session 1: June 14-17, Mon.-Thurs.
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Girls entering grades 5-8

Session 2 (STA Team Camp): June 21-24, Mon.-Thurs.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 9-12
 

Softball Camp - $110/session
STA softball camp focuses on fundamentals of hitting and fielding: emphasis in fundamentals, stance, posture, swing and follow-through. Best suited for young athletes wanting to learn the fundamentals of the game.

Session 1: June 21-24, Mon.-Thurs.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 3-8

Session 2 (STA Team Camp): July 5-8, Mon.-Thurs.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 9-12
 

Tennis Camp - $110
STA tennis camp focuses on stroke work/instruction, match play, point strategy, shot consistency, and game management. Activities will meet the needs of beginning, intermediate, and advanced players. Girls should come with racquet, water bottle, and tennis shoes.

Session 1 (Intermediate-Advanced): June 7-10, Mon.-Thurs.
8:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 5-9

Session 2 (Beginner): June 7-10, Mon.-Thurs.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 5-9
 

Track & Field Camp - $110
STA track & field camp will provide instruction on the biomechanics of running, conditioning, core strength, plyometrics, nutrition, hydration and proper jumping, throwing and vaulting techniques. Daily activities will include demonstrations of the variety of events in track and field. All levels of experience welcome.

Session 1: June 21-24, Mon.-Thurs.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Girls entering grades 5-9
 

Volleyball Camp - $110/session
STA volleyball camp will focus on improving individual skills (passing/setting/hitting/serving/blocking/digging) through the use of skill specific training, while incorporating games and competitive play.

Session 1 (STA Team Camp I): June 7-10, Mon.-Thurs.
8:00 a.m -10:00 a.m.
Grades 10-12

Session 2 (STA Freshman Team Camp I): June 7-10, Mon.-Thurs.
10:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
Grade 9

Session 3: June 7-10, Mon.-Thurs.
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Grade 7-8

Session 4: June 7-10, Mon.-Thurs.
2:45-4:45 p.m.
Grades 3-6

Session 5: June 21-24, Mon.-Thurs.
3:30-5:30p.m.
Grades 7-8

Session 6: June 21-24, Mon.-Thurs.
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Grades 3-6

Volleyball Position Camp (Liberos): July 19-20, Mon.-Tues.
7:00-8:30 a.m.
Grades 8-12
*$55 - space is limited

Volleyball Position Camp (Setters): July 19-20, Mon.-Tues.
8:45-10:15 a.m.
Grades 8-12
*$55 - space is limited

Volleyball Position Camp (Hitters):July 19-20, Mon.-Tues.
10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Grades 8-12
*$55 - space is limited

Session 7 (STA Team Camp II): July 26-29, Mon.-Thurs.
8:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m.
Grades 10-12

Session 8 (STA Freshman Team Camp II): July 26-29, Mon.-Thurs.
10:30-12:30 p.m.
Grade 9
 

Sports Performance Training - $150/session
This program is suited for anyone looking for overall and sport-specific training. The program is designed to enhance speed, agility, flexibility, explosiveness, strength, and athleticism. Participants are asked to attend the designated time slot which fits the first sport season they will participate in.

Session 1: May 31- August 5, Tues.-Thurs.
6:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m
Girls entering grades 7-12
Instructors: STA Coaching Staff

Session Times/Groups:
6-7:30 a.m. (Volleyball) - Grades 9-12
7:30-9 a.m. (Basketball/Soccer) - Grades 9-12
9-10 a.m. (Cross Country) - Grades 9-12
10-11:30 a.m. (Misc) - Grades 7-12

 

COVID-19 Disclaimer (Indoor Athletic Camps)

St. Teresa’s Academy will abide by all CDC recommendations regarding social distancing during camp sessions. STA requests guardians follow CDC guidelines and refrain from sending their athlete to camp if the individual is symptomatic. Camp tuition will be refunded for any days missed. Prior to the beginning of camp, athletes will wait by the Quad doors (south) outside of Goppert until a coach allows campers to enter. All campers will enter and exit through the Quad doors. Once admitted, campers will move directly to restroom facilities to wash their hands. Please be cognizant of arrival time as camps will begin as scheduled. Sanitizer will be utilized throughout camp sessions for individual and equipment use. Depending on CDC regulations, camps may be split into two, one hour sessions per day. Coaches will contact campers the week prior of camp starting with schedule details. 
 

COVID-19 Disclaimer (Outdoor Athletic Camps)

St. Teresa’s Academy will abide by all CDC recommendations regarding social distancing during camp sessions. STA requests guardians follow CDC guidelines and refrain from sending their athlete to camp if the individual is symptomatic. Camp tuition will be refunded for any days missed. Prior to the beginning of camp, athletes will wait by the Kevin Gray Field gate until a coach allows campers to enter. Once admitted, campers will move directly to restroom facilities to wash their hands. Please be cognizant of arrival time as camps will begin as scheduled. Sanitizer will be utilized throughout camp sessions for individual and equipment use.  Depending on CDC regulations, camps may be split into two, one hour sessions per day. Coaches will contact campers the week prior of camp starting with schedule details.

 

STEAM Camps

*Registration for all STEAM Camps will close June 1, 2021

Art Workshop Camp - $150/session (one-week session, half days)
In Art Workshop, girls will use a variety of materials and techniques to explore their creative sides. Students will complete projects in clay, silk painting, and fabric dyeing. The workshop will take place in the Donnelly building room D010.

Session 1: June 7-11, Mon.-Fri.
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 6-9

Clay Camp - $250 (two-week session, half days)
Clay Camp will be an action packed two weeks of working with clay! Campers will learn several hand-building methods. For example, coiling, slab building and pinching will be taught.  The basics of throwing on the potter’s wheel will also be experienced. Students will learn how to center, open up the clay, pull up the walls and trim their pots. Decoration with glazes and underglazes will be used before the pieces are fired and ready to take home to impress your family and friends!

Session 1: June 14-25
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Girls entering grades 6-9

How to be an Environmentalist: Going Green - $140 (one week)
This camp will explore the impact people have on the environment and consider practical ways each person can do their part to protect our local ecosystem and global biosphere.  Following the examples of the Sisters of St. Joseph, this camp will “admit the reality that Earth is dying, consider our oneness with Earth and to take steps now to strengthen, heal and renew the face of Earth.”  (taken from the Guiding Principles of the Sisters of St. Joseph).

Session 1: July 5-9
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Girls and boys entering grades 3-5

Session 2: July 19-23
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 6-8

The Science of Toys and Games - $140 (one week)
Wondering why certain toys work the way they do?  Wishing you could predict the outcome of your favorite card game?  Come to camp to learn the physics behind tops, gliders, marble runs and more.  Construct your own toys (using design thinking).  Learn about the probability of card games and board games.  You might even design a brand new kind of toy of your own!

Session 1: July 5-9
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Girls and boys entering grades 3-5

Session 2: July 19-23
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 6-8

Mythbusters! - $140 (one week)
Are you naturally skeptical?  Do you believe everything you hear?  Satisfy your curiosity during this camp!  Learn a systematic approach to testing ideas--and test a few!  Scientific reasoning will be our guide!

Session 1: July 12-16
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Girls and boys entering grades 3-5

Session 2: July 26-30
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 6-8

Boats, Planes, Rockets and More! - $140 (one week)
Come to camp to explore why boats float, planes fly and rockets can break through the atmosphere to outer space.  Learn through hands-on activities and building models that float, soar and zoom!

Session 1: July 12-16
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Girls and boys entering grades 3-5

Session 2: July 12-16
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 6-8

Coding/Programming - $120 (one week)
Together we will explore the world of coding and programming. We will code robots, make a virtual game, and much more!

Session 1: July 12-15
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Girls and boys entering grades 3-5

Session 2: July 12-15
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 6-8

Engineering & Construction Camp - $120 (one week)
Channel your inner engineer this week while we construct games, mazes, or even pinball machines. You’ll have the opportunity to sketch your designs, build using a variety of materials, and test your games. If you love building and creating, this camp is for you!

Session 1: July 19-22
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Girls and boys entering grades 3-5

Session 2: July 19-22
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 6-8

Sport Science - $120 (one week)
Homerun! Touchdown! Goal! If you have a love for sports, this is the camp for you. We will learn about speed, velocity, force, motion, area, perimeter, and much more, all while having fun and playing sports.

Session 1: July 26-29
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Girls and boys entering grades 3-5

Session 2: July 26-29
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Girls entering grades 6-8

 Courses for Credit

Online Personal Finance (Online Course) - $375 - Instructor: Kayla Leatherman
This required course reviews key financial aspects, such as taxes, credit, and insurance, to help students gain financial independence as they go into college and beyond.  This is an accelerated version of the semester-long course and will demand a substantial amount of time every week. Attendance is required for the final exam: 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

June 1-30, Mon.-Fri. (Online)
Final Exam: Wednesday, June 30, 9:00 am on campus
Girls entering grades 11-12
One-half credit

Ecology - $375 - Instructor: Renee Blake
A study of ecology is important to understand in today's world. Ecology is the study of the relationships between living organisms, including humans, and their physical environment; specifically, ecology identifies and explains the holism, or critical connections, between plants and animals and the world around them and how those relationships affect the planet. Through this understanding, ecology provides information about how to use Earth's resources responsibly in order to leave a healthy environment for future generations.

The course is designed where students will complete the video lectures, readings, homework (including case studies) and testing online.  Students will be REQUIRED to attend ONE of the Fridays (June 4th, 11th, or 18th) to complete the unit labs.  There will not be a comprehensive final exam, instead students will research an environmental issue and create a short video via PPT & voice over software. 

Topics to be covered include: basic principles of ecology, biological communities, energy flow through the biosphere, population dynamics, biogeochemical cycles and the exploration of various biomes.

Click here to learn more.

Note: This course does not replace the required biology, chemistry or physics courses required for graduation.  It is one-half science credit elective that will count toward your 3 science credits for graduation.

June 1-30, Mon.-Fri.
Blended course: Online content and labs on campus
Online Course: June 1-30, 2021
Science Labs, 1 required Friday: June 4th, 11th, or 18th, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on campus 
Girls entering grades 9-12
One-half science elective credit

Botany- $375 - Instructor: Renee Blake
Botany is the scientific study of plants and their relationship to the environment.  Botany covers a wide range of scientific disciplines that study the growth, reproduction, anatomy, morphology, physiology, biochemistry and ecology of plants.

The course is designed where students will complete at home video lectures, readings, homework, online quizzes and online exams.  Students will be REQUIRED to attend ONE of the Fridays (June 4th, 11th, or 18th) to complete the labs.  There will not be a comprehensive final exam, instead students will research plant adaptations in extreme conditions on Earth compared to Extraterrestrial environments such as the Moon or Mars.  Students will create a PowerPoint and voice over video for their presentation.

Topics to be covered include: Plant Classification / Diversity / Adaptations, Structure & Function, Growth, Reproduction, Response (hormones) and Medicinal Plants.

Click here to learn more.

Note: This course does not replace the required biology, chemistry or physics courses required for graduation.  It is one-half science credit elective that will count toward your 3 science credits for graduation.

June 1-30, Mon.-Fri.
Blended course: Online content and labs on campus
Online Course: June 1-30, 2021
Science Labs, 1 required Friday: June 4th, 11th, or 18th, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. on campus 
Girls entering grades 9-12
One-half science elective credit

BioMedical Science I - $375 - Instructor: Vickie Albritton
The study of biomedical science includes disciplines of science as they apply to the biology of human health, the interventions and technology used in healthcare, and public health.  

The Biomedical Science I course will consist of independent work through video lectures, online reading, homework, and online quizzes and tests.  Students will be required to attend a lab session each week--Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  A comprehensive final exam will be online when students complete the coursework--at the latest on Wednesday, June 30th.  

Topics included (but not limited to) viral infection, control of epidemics, public health, cardiac health,  genetic testing for inherited disorders, hormone regulation, privacy regulations, bioinformatics, diagnostic testing, interventions to restore health, and preventative measures.  

Careers associated with each field of medicine studied will be explored.

Note: This course does not replace the required biology, chemistry or physics courses required for graduation.  It is one-half science credit elective that will count toward your 3 science credits for graduation.

June 1-30, Mon.-Fri.
Blended course: Online content and labs on campus
Online Course: June 1-30, 2021
Required Lab Attendance: Tuesday and Thursday mornings each week, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on campus (students with pre-arranged absences can schedule make-up lab time) 
Girls entering grades 9-12
One-half science elective credit

Computer Programming I - $375 - Instructor: Alexa Varady

In Computer Programming I, students will learn to write, develop, and process programs using the Python programming language, which is used for many applications such as Raspberry Pi programming and data processing. Topics for the course include basic programming skills, conditionals, loops, functions, and drawing output to the screen.

Students will be required to watch Edpuzzle videos and turn in programming assignments online. This is an accelerated version of the semester-long course and will demand a substantial amount of time every week.

June 1-30, Mon.-Fri.
Online Course: June 1-30, 2021
Girls entering grades 10-12
One-half elective credit

Computer Networks & Security - $375 - Instructor: Alexa Varady

Computer networks connect all of our devices, and we use them every day, but how do they really work? How is our information kept secure through online interactions, and how does malicious code threaten that? This course will look at the principles of networks, protocols, and computer security. Topics include Internet layers, routing, cryptography and encryption, various types of malicious code, and how to protect information online.

Students will be required to watch Edpuzzle videos and turn in assignments online. This is an accelerated version of the semester-long course and will demand a substantial amount of time every week.

June 1-30, Mon.-Fri.
Online Course: June 1-30, 2021
Girls entering grades 10-12
One-half elective credit

Drawing I - $375 - Instructor: Jazzmin Earl

This accelerated drawing course will introduce artists to the elements of art and principles of design through the development of the student’s powers of observation. Artistic abilities will grow as we study contour lines, linear perspective, composition, and techniques of shading with lead and charcoal pencil, ink, conté and pastels. We will create 1 project a week and have daily sketches due.  The course is designed for students to learn drawing skills in person, then take time off campus to finish projects and/or sketches.   We will meet June 1 on campus in the art room. We will meet at the Nelson Atkins Sculpture park Museum June 2-4.  Students will be REQUIRED to attend on campus classes June  7,8,14,15,21,22,28, & 29. The other three days of the week will be used to complete projects and sketch assignments(about 2-2.5 hours daily).  Please make sure to bring a snack and water bottle.
Note: This course is a prerequisite for Drawing 2,  Painting 1, and Graphic Design 1.

June 1-30, Mon.-Fri.
Blended Course: June 1-30, 2021
On campus Dates: June 1, 7,8,14,15,21,22,28, & 29, Time: 9AM-12PM
Nelson Atkins Sculpture Park Dates: June 2,3,4, Time: 9AM-12PM
Off Campus Dates: June 9,10,11,16,17,18,23,24,25,30
Girls entering grades 9-12
One-half fine arts elective credit

Women's Studies - $375 - Instructor: Samantha Kilgore

This class will examine four to five female American Authors and Activists and the impact that they had on U.S. History through their written word. Each author brought attention to a social issue by use of Literature.  We will discuss the historical context of their time, read sections of their work, and then evaluate how they impacted the world around them for the better.  We will begin in the 1900’s and end with 2021 and the amazing poem by Amanda Gorman.  Each week we will learn about a certain time period and the role of women at that time.

June 1-30, Mon.-Fri.
Blended Course: June 1-30, 2021
On campus Dates: We will meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (June 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, and 30) in person and Tuesday and Thursday online.
Time: 9AM-12PM
Girls entering grades 10-12
One-half history elective credit

STArt Week

STArt Week 
Available to the incoming STA Freshmen -- Class of 2025.
Get a head STArt on learning about all things STA! During STArt Week, you will:

Learn about STA's rich history with the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ)
Explore various disciplines and skills in Science, English, Math, Art and Technology  
Students who attend will also receive their school issued laptop
Meet STA faculty and classmates through fun and games
Create lasting memories to kick off your high school experience.

Duration: 1 week (4 days, Monday - Thursday), 3 hours per day
Where: STA campus in accordance with our Campus Reopening Plan's Safety guidelines
Capacity: 40 students per week
Cost: $150 per week (full session)
*If the STArt Week fee is a hindrance to your family, please contact Kelly McKee to request a fee waiver: (816) 501-0035 or kmckee@stteresasacademy.org.
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Week of 6/7 - 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Week of 6/14 - 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Week of 6/21 - 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Week of 6/28 - 8:30-11:30 a.m.

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