Academic Summer Camps

All Summer 2018 Academic Camps will be held on the SJCS Campus.

Class size is limited. Please do not delay, as camps fill up quickly. Camp registration and payment is due one week prior to the start of camp. Cancellation policy: half payment is refunded prior to the start of camp.

To register, follow the link in the camp title bar.

Middle School Math Camp (for rising 6th through 8th graders)
Date:               June 19 – 29 with a Wrap-Up Session on Monday, August 13
Time:               9:00 – 11:30 AM (June 19 – 22) and 9:00 – 11:00 AM (June 25 – 29)
Instructor:        SJCS Math Department Chair George Carr
Cost:                $250.00
Fundamental math skills will be reviewed to prepare students for our middle school math program.  In addition, related work will be given out for the remaining summer weeks.

Middle School Reading Strategies Camp (for rising 6th through 8th graders)

Date:                July 30 – August 3
Time:               9:00 AM – 12 Noon
Instructor:        SJCS English Teacher Phyllis Stanton, Aquinas Director Carolyn Johnsen
Cost:                $175.00
Reading is the basis for all learning, and this camp will introduce proven, research-based strategies to improve reading comprehension in all subject areas. Through guided lessons and hands-on practice, students will develop specific approaches for making reading both more productive and more enjoyable. 

Middle School Grammar Camp (for rising 6th and 7th graders)

Date:                July 30 – August 3
Time:               8:00 – 9:50 AM
Instructor:        SJCS English Teacher Kenneth Covington
Cost:                $140.00
This camp will review the fundamentals of grammar and punctuation, including capitalization, the comma, the apostrophe, pronoun use and agreement, the adjective, the adverb, and word order.  At the end of the camp, students should be better able to identify and explain the elements of proper writing.

Lost Tools of Writing Introductory Camp (for new/returning 8th and 9th graders)

Date:                August 6 – 10
Time:               9:00 – 11:00 AM
Instructor:        SJCS English Teacher Jay Tierney
Cost:                $140.00
The Lost Tools of Writing methodology has been adopted by SJCS in order to give students a systematic approach to writing persuasive essays. This program is introduced in sixth grade and continued extensively in seventh grade. By the time students reach eighth grade, they are expected to know how to generate ideas, structure a clearly organized and highly persuasive essay, and write with style and creativity. This camp will review the terminology and outlines that rising 8th and 9th grade students should be familiar with as well as serve as a helpful refresher to anyone who would like to brush up on his/her writing skills.

High School Study Skills Camp (for rising 9th and 10th graders)

Date:                July 30 – August 3
Time:               10:00 AM – 12 Noon
Instructor:        SJCS English Teacher Kenneth Covington
Cost:                $140.00
This camp will provide instruction in the organizational skills, time management, and self-discipline necessary for academic success. Instruction will include techniques for efficient and effective reading, note-taking, studying, test preparation, and more.

High School Math/Science Camp (for rising 9th and 10th graders)

Date:                July 31 – August 10
Time:               12 Noon – 2:30 PM
Instructor:        SJCS Science Teacher Evan Ramey
Cost:                $300
This camp will focus on building your student’s ability to grasp and learn new material by giving them specific strategies and methods for approaching both science and math word problems. This ensures that completion of homework or “study-time” is highly productive, leading to a more confident student in class as well as fewer frustrated parents at home. The course aims to prepare both skilled and weaker math/science students to be highly efficient and deliberate in their quest to understand and apply new knowledge resulting in higher test scores and a better retention of information.