Youth Summer Camps

2019 St. James Academy Youth Summer Camps

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.  

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

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

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Creative Writing Camp – Alli Jordan
Grade Level: Incoming 7-10th graders

June 10-14     1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Come write poetry, short stories and really anything that your heart desires! This camp will give you an opportunity to write and receive feedback. On the last day of the camp, there will be an open mic “coffee house” performance of our writing! This class will be taught by Alli Jordan who is an English teacher, poet, and playwright who loves teaching and helping other students find their talents.  Join us for friendship, writing strategies, fun, and snacks!
*Minimum 15   Maximum 30

Strength in Sisterhood – Kirsten Miller  
Grade Level: Incoming 8-10th graders

June 17-20     9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Rooms 2113/2114
The Strength in Sisterhood camp stems from the Genius of Women class offered to upperclassmen girls at St. James Academy. Focused on becoming authentic Catholic women of integrity, the girls will participate in a book study involving guided discussion, reflective prayer time, crafting and practical ways to live out the Feminine Genius. Each participant will receive her own copy of the book Go Bravely: Becoming the Woman You Were Created to Be by Emily Wilson Hussem.
*Maximum 40

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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 28-30
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 28-30
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 3-5
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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Boys Basketball Fundamentals
Coach Stan Dohm
June 17-20
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 3- June 26 (M/W)
Grades 7-8: 6:00-7:00 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.

June 24 – 27
Grades 5-8
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
$50
*6 minimum, 30 maximum

Basketball League Camp
Coach Stan Dohm
July 15-18
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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Girls Basketball Camp
Coach Samantha O’Malley
June 3-7
Grades 2-5: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Grades 6-8: 1:00 – 3:00 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 4 – June 27 (T/Th)
Grades 4-6: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Grades 7-8: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

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Cheer Camp
Coach Linda Hadel
July 23-25
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 27-August 16 (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
All band students are encouraged to participate.
No previous percussion experience necessary. We’ll cover the basics of rhythm reading, learn drumline cadences, and have fun jamming out together! 
July 29 – August 1*
Grades 4-8
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
*Final Performance for friends and family: August 1 from 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
SJA Band Room
8 Minimum, 25 Maximum

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Football Camp
Coach Tom Radke
May 28 – 31
Grades 2-8: 
12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

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Golf Camp (Coed) Coach Mike Consiglio May 28 – 31 Grades 2-8: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Meet at St. James and take the Thunder Bus to our course. We will plan on playing 9 holes each day at different courses in the area. *$110

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Orchestra Workshop
Coach Helen Harrelson
August 1 & 2
Grades 6-12
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
$30.00

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Scholars Bowl Camp
Coach Joe Walberg
June 10 – 13
Grades 7-8
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
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 among the winningest programs in Kansas. In the the 2018-2019 season, our teams won nearly 75% of the matches they played. In his sixth year with the program, Head Coach Joe Walberg has coached in the State Championship tournament four times, and has amassed a 70% winning percentage in almost 1,300 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.

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Soccer Camp
Coaches Rick Enna and Mark Twellman
June 24-27
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
Coach Amy Fangman
June 10 – 13th
Grades 6-8: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

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Boys Volleyball Camp
Coach Nancy Dorsey
June 24-27
Grades 4-6: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Skills Camps*
Coach Nancy Dorsey
May 28-30
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 10-13
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 22-24
Grades 5-8: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
* On Wednesday, July 24th, 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 4 – June 27 (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 3 – June 28 (M,W,F)
Grades 7-8
Weights: 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Speed/Agility: 10:45-11:30 a.m.

Speed and Agility Boot Camp
Coaches: Matt Joshi Football/Track
July 29 – August 1 (M,T,W,Th)
Grades 3-8
10:00 – 11:30 p.m.

2019 High School Summer Camps

 

St. James Academy 2019 High School Summer Camps

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.

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

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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, 2019 grade in which the student is entering.  Register online at www.sjakeepingfaith.org . Please contact Anna Bomhoff with any questions at abomhoff@sjakeepingfaith.org

 

Annotation Workshop – Colleen Kolich
July 22-25, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
2019 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 15-18     1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Session 2: July 22-25  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
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. On Friday, July 19th, the students will have the option of getting individual help. For session 2, the students can get individual help on Friday, July 26.
*Minimum 15  Maximum 30 for each session.

Creative Writing Camp – Alli Jordan
Grade Level: Incoming 7-10th graders

June 10-14  |  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Come write poetry, short stories and really anything that your heart desires! This camp will give you an opportunity to write and receive feedback. On the last day of the camp, there will be an open mic “coffee house” performance of our writing! This class will be taught by Alli Jordan who is an English teacher, poet, and playwright who loves teaching and helping other students find their talents.  Join us for friendship, writing strategies, fun, and snacks!
*Minimum 15   Maximum 30

Strength in Sisterhood – Kirsten Miller
Grade Level: Incoming 8-10th graders

June 17-20   |  9:30 – 11:30 a.m.    |    Rooms 2113/2114
The Strength in Sisterhood camp stems from the Genius of Women class offered to upperclassmen girls at St. James Academy. Focused on becoming authentic Catholic women of integrity, the girls will participate in a book study involving guided discussion, reflective prayer time, crafting and practical ways to live out the Feminine Genius. Each participant will receive her own copy of the book Go Bravely: Becoming the Woman You Were Created to Be by Emily Wilson Hussem.
*Maximum 40

 

Back to the Basics Writing Camp – Kirsten Miller
Grade Level: incoming 10-12 graders
June 17-20   Session 1: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  
Session 2: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Session 3: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  
Session 4: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Room 2112
Every time an essay is assigned, do you start sweating? Do you feel like you never fully mastered the basics of writing a paper? In order to build students’ confidence in their writing skills, this camp will focus on going “back to the basics” of essay composition. Activities will focus on formulating a thesis statement and topic sentence claims, basic essay structure, selecting and incorporating evidence, and providing clear and thoughtful analysis. To allow for individualized attention, these mini-camp sessions are limited to 6 participants. Participants must bring a charged laptop to each session.
*Minimum 2   Maximum 6 for each session*$50

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Band Camp (Coed)
Band Director Helen Harrelson
For all band students.  Students get to work with top Kansas City musicians and educators on instrument specific fundamentals such as tone, technique, range, dynamics, and tuning as well as learn music for school and athletic events.  Marching basics and practical theory will also be covered. The camp is a great chance to meet incoming freshman and develop sectional teamwork.
May 15 -17  
Grades 9-12  5:30 – 8:00 p.m. ($25)

Drum Line (Coed)
Band Director Helen Harrelson
For students that play percussion or that are interested in learning.  Students must have basic music reading skills.
July 29  – 31st
Grades 9-12   10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    ($50)

Jazz Band Camp (Coed)
Band Director Helen Harrelson
July 29 – 31st  
Grades 9-12  2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Free)

Orchestra Workshop (Coed)
Band Director Helen Harrelson
August 1st and 2nd 
Grades 9-12  5:30 – 7:30 p.m. ($30)

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High School Drum Line Camp
Coach Anna Kinkade & Helen Harrelson
For students that play percussion or that are interested in learning. Students must have basic music reading skills.
July 29 – 31st
Grades 9-12 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ($50)

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Baseball Camp
Coach Brian Bucklin
June 3 – 6th
9th Grade   9:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm.
Mid-America Sports Complex

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Boys Basketball Camp
Coach Stan Dohm
May 28th  – 31st  
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 3 – 26th   (M,W)
9th Grade: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball Camp
Coach Samantha O’Malley
June 3 – 7th
Grades 9-12: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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Cross Country Camp (Coed)
Coach Rob Harber
May 28th – August 16th (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.

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Football Camp
Coach Tom Radke
May 28th – May 31st
Grades 9-12: 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.

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Soccer Camp (Coed)
Coaches Rick Enna and Mark Twellman
July 8th -11th
Grades 9-12: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Overland Park Soccer Complex

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Tennis Camp (Coed)
Coach Amy Fangman
June 10 – 13th
Grades 9-10: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Grades 11-12: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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Volleyball Camp
Coach Nancy Dorsey
May 28th – May 30th  
9th Grade: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
10-12th Grade: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
May 31st – June 1st   
9th Grade: 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
10-12th Grade: 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

2018 Summer Conditioning

2019 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 Monday, June 3rd  and run through Friday, August 2ndt, 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 3rd  – August 2nd  (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

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Session 2: High School Girl’s Advanced Weights and Speed/Agility (Grades 9-12)

June 3rd  – August 2nd  (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

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Session 3: Freshman Boys Weights and Speed/Agility (Grade 9)

June 3rd  – August 2nd  (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

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Session 4: High School Boys Varsity Strength, Speed and Agility (Grades 10-12)

June 4th – August 1st (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

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Session 5: High School Girls Strength, Speed and Agility (Grades 9-12)

June 3rd  – August 2nd  (M,T,Th,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

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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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