SUMMER CAMPS

 

2018 Youth Summer Camps

*Enrichment camps differ from sport summer camps. Please see the Enrichment tab for more information.

Summer sports camps are exciting opportunities for youth to interact with high school coaches and players.  Learn about the St. James community and experience our team spirit while participating in activities during the break from school.  Each camp fee is $80 unless otherwise specified.  All camps will be held at St. James unless otherwise noted.  Each camp has a minimum number of participants required so we reserve the right to cancel a camp if there are an inadequate number of registrants.  See the event ticket for details.  Register online at www.sjakeepingfaith.org. Please contact Anna Bomhoff at 913-254-4240 or  abomhoff@sjakeepingfaith.org or Tom Radke at tradke@sjakeepingfaith.org with questions.

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*If you have a camp certificate from a parish auction, please contact our Athletics Department for directions on how to sign up.

 

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Scholars Bowl Camp:   Joe Walberg   June 11 – 14   9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Grades 7-8
Scholars Bowl is a game of brains and speed, where teams compete to answer questions on scholarly material– World Languages, Social Studies, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Health, Fine Arts, and the Year-in-Review. Versions of our game are played in middle school, high school, college, and beyond!  Learn how to play the St. James Academy way: finding your specialty, building depth, working as a team, and having fun as a having fun at a great game. It feels like being on a game show!   St. James Academy Scholars Bowl is one of the winningest programs in the area. In the the 2017-2018 season, our teams won over 75% of the matches they played. In his fifth year with the program, Head Coach Joe Walberg has coached in the State Championship tournament three times, and has a 70% winning percentage in almost 700 rounds of play. He was the 2015 winner of the Washburn University Coaches Challenge, and a 2017 recipient of the Teacher of Excellence award at St. James Academy.

*Minimum 6

Game Coding Camp:  Robert Ochs    8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.    Target Ages 7-17
Session 1:  June 18          Session 2: July 9

Learn the basics of computer coding and game creation. We teach you how to make your very first computer game and in just one day you will be able to put together a few different games using graphics and basic coding to make it interactive. You can take your games home and continue to develop them. Game Coding Camps are for beginners and intermediate coders alike, with content suitable for attendees to learn the foundations and design different games.

*Minimum 4, Maximum 16
**$100

Website Design Camp:  Robert Ochs   8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.   Target Ages 7-17
Session 1: June 19         Session 2: July 10

Imagine being able to design, create and customize your very own website using this excellent introductory day camp. Learn the basics of website design, a widely sought after skill in today’s tech age! We teach you how to design a website from scratch utilizing one of today’s most engaging and popular design systems. You will be able to make your very own custom website and you will be able to load it in a browser. Design your own colors, images and menus whilst being introduced to the basics of website development. After just one day, your website can be fully functional. You can take your website home and continue to develop it.

*Minimum 4, Maximum 16
**$100

Intro to Robotics with LEGO WeDO:  Robert Ochs    8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Target Ages 7-12
Session 1: June 20        Session 2: July 11

 Learn the concepts of simple machines and how to use them as you develop your own Rube Goldberg machine. This camp provides an introduction to programming using drag-and-drop blocks as well as robotics using the LEGO WeDo kits with various simple machines, motors and sensors. You will choose your own problem to solve using a Rube Goldberg machine and design, build and program it using skills developed throughout the camp.

*Minimum 4, Maximum 12
**$125

Space Rover with LEGO Mindstorms:  Robert Ochs    8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Target  Ages 12-17
Session 1:  June 21      Session 2: July 12

Learn more advanced robotics programming concepts and sensor implementation using the LEGO Mindstorms kit to overcome the Space Challenge! Using the same type of problems facing the space rover, you will develop your own solutions to complete the mission. All levels of LEGO Mindstorms experience are welcome.

*Minimum 4, Maximum 12
**$125

 

Youth Hitting Camp
Coach Brian Bucklin
Hitting fundamentals and workouts will be discussed. We will be explaining and executing our St. James Academy “Road to Wichita” hitting philosophy.

May 29-31
Grades 3-8
9:00-10:20 a.m.
$32

Youth Fielding and Throwing
Coach Brian Bucklin
We will explain the St. James Academy “Throwing program and will focus on individual infield and outfield defensive play.

May 29-31
Grades 3-8
10:30-11:50 a.m.
$32

Youth Pitching/Catching
Coach Brian Bucklin
Campers will learn skills and drills that will help improve pitching and catching skills. Bullpen sessions will be thrown each day so arms need to be ready. Catchers need to bring their own catching gear.

June 4-6
Grades 3-8
9:00-10:20 a.m.
$32

*All Baseball camps will be held at Mid-America Sports Complex 

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Girls Basketball Camp
Coach Samantha O’Malley
June 4-8
Grades 2-8: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball Summer League
Coach Samantha O’Malley
This summer St. James Academy will be hosting summer basketball leagues for all girls entering 4th-8th grades next Fall.  
June 5- June 28 (T,Th)
Grades 4-6: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Grades 7-8: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
*$80

Boys Basketball Fundamentals
Coach Stan Dohm
June 18-21
Grades K-4: 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Grades 5-8: 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Boys Basketball Summer League
Coach Stan Dohm
June 4 – June 27 (M/W)

Grades 5-6: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Grades 7-8: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
*16 minimum, 60 maximum per session

Elite Shooting Camp
Coach Stan Dohm
Advanced shooting techniques and drills designed to challenge the advanced player getting ready for high school basketball. Camp will be a high intense skill workout for players in 5th – 8th grade.

July 2-3, 5-6
Grades 5-8
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$50
*6 minimum, 30 maximum

3 on 3 Youth Summer League
Coach Stan Dohm
July 2-3, 5-6
Grades 3-6 (Two divisions: 3/4th, 5/6th)
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
$50

Basketball League Camp
Coach Stan Dohm
July 16-19
Grades 3-8: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Fundamentals/Skill Work
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch and Video
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.: League Play (1 v 1, 3 v 3, 5 v 5)
$120

 

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Cheer and Dance
Coaches Erin Earhart and Katie Lyons
July 24-26
Grades K-5: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Grades 6-8: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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Cross Country Camp
Coach Rob Harber
May 28-August 10 (M,T,W,Th,F)
Grades 5-12
Two session per day: Athletes may attend any session on any day.
Morning Sessions: 7:00-8:30 a.m. M,T,Th,F at St. James Academy; Wed. at Lake Lenexa Blackhoof Park at the Oak Shelter.
Evening Sessions: 6:30-8:00 p.m. M,T,Th,F at Shawnee Mission Park in the parking lot behind the large flagpole at the main entrance; Wed. at Lake Lenexa Blackhoof Park at the Oak Shelter. 

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Drumline Camp
Coach Anna Kinkade
July 23-26
1pm – 3pm
* July 26 parent performance 3:00 – 3:30 pm
SJA Band Room
8 Minimum, 20 Maximum

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Football Camp
Coach Tom Radke
May 29 – June 1
Grades 2-8: 
12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

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Golf Camp (Coed)
Coach Mike Consiglio
May 29 – June 1
Grades 2-8
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tues/Wed/Thurs @ Shawnee Country Club; Friday @ Smiley’s
*$110 per golfer – includes all balls and a round of golf on Friday

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Soccer Camp (Coed)
Coaches Rick Enna and Mark Twellman
June 25-28
Grades 3-6: 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Grades 7-8: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
*Overland Park Soccer Complex

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Tennis Camp (Coed)
Coach Amy Fangman
June 4-8
Grades 6-8
1:00-3:00 p.m.
*Camp will be held at the Mill Valley High School Tennis Courts

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Skills Camps*
Coach Nancy Dorsey
May 29-31
Grades 5-8
Passing: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Setting: 9:30 -10:30 a.m.
Hitting: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
*$40 per camp

Volleyball Camp
Coach Nancy Dorsey
June 11-14
Grades K-3: 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Grades 4-6: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m
Grades 7-8: 12:30-3:00 p.m.

 

Tryout Readiness Camp
Coach Nancy Dorsey
This camp will be a mixture of speed, agility, and volleyball skill development to prepare girls for their upcoming season.

July 23-25
Grades 5-8: 8:30-11:00 a.m.
* On Wednesday, July 25th, the camp will run from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and will include a pizza party with the Thunder Volleyball players

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Youth Speed and Agility (Coed)
Coaches: Matt Joshi, Football/Track, Sam Bruning, PE Teacher
This camp focuses on the development of speed, agility, jumping and general core strength.
June 5 – July 12 (T/Th)
Grades 3-6: 10:00–11:00 a.m.

Weights/Speed and Agility (Coed)
Coaches: Matt Joshi Football/Track, Cole Orrick, Strength Coach, Sam Bruning, PE Teacher
June 6 – July 13 (M,W,F)
Grades 7-8
Weights: 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Speed/Agility: 10:45-11:30 a.m.

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2018 High School Summer Camps

*Enrichment camps differ from sport summer camps. Please see the Enrichment tab for more information.

The following camps are offered to incoming 9-12th graders who will attend St. James Academy in the Fall.  These camps are not required for participation in the upcoming school year.  All camps are $80 unless noted.  Camps will take place on the St. James Academy campus unless noted.  No phone registrations accepted.  Please email the coach with any questions.

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*Enrichment camps differ from sport summer camps. Please see the Enrichment tab for more information.

 

 

2018 St. James Academy Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Enrichment opportunities at St. James Academy are a great diversion from busy summer schedules. Students appreciate these alternate programs. Who knows? They just might learn something while having fun!  All camps are $80 and will be held at St. James Academy unless noted otherwise. Age requirements are for the Fall, 2018 grade in which the student is entering.  Register online at www.sjakeepingfaith.org . Please contact Anna Bomhoff with any questions at abomhoff@sjakeepingfaith.org

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Annotation Workshop – Colleen Kolich      
July 23-26, 9:00-11:30 a.m.   2018 Pre-AP Honors English I and English I Students All Students will read 
A Separate Peace by John Knowles

This camp will give students a jump-start on their summer reading annotations; focusing on the purpose for annotating a text and the various types of annotations.  There will also be activities to help students understand character analysis, plot and theme development, and literary elements.  Enjoy the experience of reading with a group of your classmates, participating in activities and discussion while getting to know each other.  Students will need to purchase and bring their summer reading book on the first day of camp. Students need to read the first two chapters before the first session of camp. Questions: ckolich@sjakeepingfaith.org.

*Limit 60 students

College Essay Camp: Alli Jordan        Grade Level – Incoming Seniors
Session 1: July 16-20.     1:00 – 3:00 p.m.    Session 2: July 23-27  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand: Knock one thing off your busy senior year by mastering the college application & scholarship essay this summer. By the end of the week-long class taught by Ms. Jordan, students will have two essays ready for college application season! Every student will get feedback and editing by Ms. Jordan.  The class will require some outside work during the week from the students.  Taking this class also guarantees editing from Ms. Jordan on any college or scholarship application essays during the school year. Students who took this class last year had such good essays, they received comments on their essays in their acceptance letters from universities resulting in thousands of dollars in scholarships.

*Minimum 15  Maximum 30 for each session.

Introduction to Spanish: Sonia Toledo and Wendy Leon-Ryan July 16-20 01:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Grade Level – Incoming Freshman

This camp is designed for students with little or no previous study of Spanish. It will help your students feel comfortable and be more successful in the high school foreign language classroom. Your student will encounter a new language and have fun with different activities, songs, and games. Our main goal is to make the learning process both fun and effective. Our focus is on teaching kids to understand spoken Spanish and giving them confidence to speak short phrases. This is done by immersing the children in Spanish. The primary building block for language acquisition is vocabulary. Next, the vocabulary is placed within the context of short phrases. By the end of the week students will be comfortable speaking and listening to basic phrases in Spanish.

*Minimum 15

Conversational Spanish: Sonia Toledo and Wendy Leon-Ryan July 16 -20 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Grade Level – Incoming Seniors

This camp is designed to prepare and aid students succeed in AP Spanish Language and Culture. Improve your language skills and expand your knowledge of Spanish and built on previously learned material while refining your interpersonal skills. The camp is taught 100% in Spanish, so that, you learn to THINK in Spanish. If you really want to learn to speak a language, this is the only tried and true way to learn! From the first day of camp, you are applying what you’re learning through fun and engaging activities.

*Minimum 15

Game Coding Camp:  Robert Ochs    8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.    Target Ages 7-17
Session 1:  June 18          Session 2: July 9

Learn the basics of computer coding and game creation. We teach you how to make your very first computer game and in just one day you will be able to put together a few different games using graphics and basic coding to make it interactive. You can take your games home and continue to develop them. Game Coding Camps are for beginners and intermediate coders alike, with content suitable for attendees to learn the foundations and design different games.

*Minimum 4, Maximum 16
**$100

Website Design Camp:  Robert Ochs   8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.   Target Ages 7-17
Session 1: June 19         Session 2: July 10

Imagine being able to design, create and customize your very own website using this excellent introductory day camp. Learn the basics of website design, a widely sought after skill in today’s tech age! We teach you how to design a website from scratch utilizing one of today’s most engaging and popular design systems. You will be able to make your very own custom website and you will be able to load it in a browser. Design your own colors, images and menus whilst being introduced to the basics of website development. After just one day, your website can be fully functional. You can take your website home and continue to develop it.

*Minimum 4, Maximum 16
**$100

Intro to Robotics with LEGO WeDO:  Robert Ochs    8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Target Ages 7-12
Session 1: June 20        Session 2: July 11

 Learn the concepts of simple machines and how to use them as you develop your own Rube Goldberg machine. This camp provides an introduction to programming using drag-and-drop blocks as well as robotics using the LEGO WeDo kits with various simple machines, motors and sensors. You will choose your own problem to solve using a Rube Goldberg machine and design, build and program it using skills developed throughout the camp.

*Minimum 4, Maximum 12
**$125

Space Rover with LEGO Mindstorms:  Robert Ochs    8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Target  Ages 12-17
Session 1:  June 21      Session 2: July 12

Learn more advanced robotics programming concepts and sensor implementation using the LEGO Mindstorms kit to overcome the Space Challenge! Using the same type of problems facing the space rover, you will develop your own solutions to complete the mission. All levels of LEGO Mindstorms experience are welcome.

*Minimum 4, Maximum 12
**$125

Jump Start Into Intermediate Spanish
July 16-20 11:05 – 1:05
Grade Level – Incoming Juniors

The goal of this camp is to achieve a higher level of comprehension as well as to advance oral and written expression. The camp is fully in Spanish and the language is actively used in communicative and creative activities. Students will also give oral presentations, and review grammatical structures as needed. They will discuss their favorite activities, invent stories, retell story books, and interact using TPRS (Total Physical Response Storytelling).

*Minimum 15

 

High School Band Camp 
Coach Helen Harrelson & Anna Kinkade
Jul 30 – Aug 1 
9pm – 12:30pm ($30)
 
High School Jazz Band Camp
Coach Helen Harrelson
Jul 30 – Aug 1 
1:30pm – 3:00pm
 ($30. FREE to students enrolled in any other SJA summer band or drum line camp)

 

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High School Drum Line Camp
Coach Anna Kinkade & Helen Harrelson
July 23-26
5pm – 8pm ($50)

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Baseball Camp
Coach Brian Bucklin
June 4 – 7th
9th Grade   9:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm.
Mid-America Sports Complex

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Boys Basketball Camp
Coach Stan Dohm
May 29th – June 1st  
9th Grade: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
10-12th: Grade: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Boys Basketball Summer League
Coach Stan Dohm
June 4 – 27th   (M,W)
9th Grade: 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball Camp
Coach Samantha O’Malley
June 4 – 8th
Grades 9-12: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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Cross Country Camp (Coed)
Coach Rob Harber
May 28th – August 10th (M,T,W,TH, F)
Grades 9-12
Two Sessions Daily: Athletes may attend any session on any day.
Morning Sessions: 7:00 -8:30 a.m. M,T,TH,F at St. James Academy; Wed. at  Lake Lenexa Blackhoof Park at the Oak Shelter.
Evening Sessions: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. M,T,TH,F at Shawnee Mission Park in the parking lot behind the large flagpole at the main entrance; Wed. at Lake Lenexa Blackhoof Park at the Oak Shelter.

Registration Form

 

Football Camp
Coach Tom Radke
May 29th – June 1st
Grades 9-12: 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Registration Form

 

Soccer Camp (Coed)
Coaches Rick Enna and Mark Twellman
July 9th -12th
Grades 9-12: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Overland Park Soccer Complex

Registration Form

 

JV/V Tennis Camp (Coed)
June 4 – July 11

Mondays 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. OR Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
These 2 class options are for incoming Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. Players will be divided up by skill level within each camp session.  A varsity level with Coach Fangman and JV levels and beginner level with Coach Bomhoff, Coach Dow, and assistants.
You can sign up for both classes if you want more tennis each week.  The cost would be $160 and you will have to register for both classes.

High School Match Play (Ladder will be used) (No JTL this year)

June 7 – July 12 (Thursdays only)
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. girls ladder matches
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. boys ladder matches

Improve your match play! The only way to do this is to play matches!

Registration Form

 

Volleyball Camp
Coach Nancy Dorsey
May 29th – May 31st
9th Grade: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
10-12th Grade: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
June 1st – 2nd  
9th Grade: 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
10-12th Grade: 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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2018 Summer Conditioning

Weight Room & Speed/Agility Camps – Tuesday, June 5th – Tuesday, July 311st

The cost for the entire summer program is $80. Summer Weights and speed/agility workouts for all incoming Freshmen and current students begin Tuesday, June 5th and run through Tuesday, July 31st, 2018, any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday unless noted otherwise. The focus of the workouts includes strength, speed, agility, and flexibility.  Workouts are held at the school and are organized and supervised by St. James Academy faculty and coaches. The summer conditioning programs do not fulfill the physical education course requirement.  

Register for a camp at www.sjakeepingfaith.org.  No phone registrations accepted.  Contact Anna Bomhoff at 913-254-4240 or abomhoff@sjakeepingfaith.org or Tom Radke at tradke@sjakeepingfaith.org with questions.

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Session 1: High School Boys Advanced Weights and Speed/Agility (Grades 10-12)
June 5th – July 31st (M,T,Th,F)
6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m: Weight Room
7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Speed/Agility
Cole Orrick – Strength Coach
Tom Radke – Head Football Coach
Matt Joshi – Football/Track Coach
Sam Bruning – PE Teacher

Session 2: High School Girl’s Advanced Weights and Speed/Agility (Grades 9-12)
June 5th – July  31st (M,T,Th,F)
7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Speed/Agility
7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Weight Room
Cole Orrick – Strength Coach
Nancy Dorsey – Head Volleyball Coach
Matt Joshi – Football/Track Coach
Sam Bruning – PE Teacher

Session 3: Freshman Boys Weights and Speed/Agility (Grade 9)
June 5th – July 31st (M,T,Th,F)
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Speed/Agility
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Weight Room
Cole Orrick – Strength Coach
Tom Radke – Head Football Coach
Matt Joshi – Football/Track
Sam Bruning – PE Teacher

Session 4: High School Boys Varsity Strength and Speed/Agility (Grades 10-12)
June 5th – July 31st (T,Th)
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Weights
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Speed/Agility
Cole Orrick – Strength Coach
Tom Radke – Head Football Coach
Matt Joshi – Football/Track
Sam Bruning – PE Teacher

Session 5: High School Girls Strength and Speed/Agility (Grades 9-12)
June 5th – July 31st (M,W,F)
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Weights
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Speed/Agility
Cole Orrick – Strength Coach
Tom Radke – Head Football Coach
Matt Joshi – Football/Track
Sam Bruning – PE Teacher

FALL SPORTS

Boys Soccer schedule
Cross Country schedule
Football schedule
Girls Tennis schedule
Cheer schedule
Volleyball schedule
Girls Golf schedule

SPRING SPORTS

Baseball schedule
Boys Golf schedule
Boys Tennis schedule
Girls Soccer schedule
Girls Swimming & Diving schedule
Softball schedule
Track & Field schedule

WINTER SPORTS

Bowling schedule
Boys Basketball schedule
Girls Basketball schedule
Wrestling schedule
Boys Swiming & Diving schedule

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