Summer 2019 Academic Camps

Class sizes are limited. Please do not delay registering as camps fill up quickly.

Middle School Math Camp (rising 6th through 8th graders)

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.

Date: July 15 – July 26 with a Wrap-Up Session on Monday, August 12
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Instructor: SJCS Math Department Chair George Carr
Cost: $250.00  –  REGISTER HERE

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

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. 

Date: August 5 – August 9
Time: 9:00 AM – 12 Noon
Instructor: SJCS English Teacher Phyllis Stanton/SJCS Aquinas Director Carolyn Johnsen
Cost: $175.00 –  REGISTER HERE

Middle School Language Arts Camp (rising 6th and 7th graders)

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.

Date: August 5 – August 9
Time: 10:00 AM – 12 Noon
Instructor: SJCS English Teacher Kenneth Covington
Cost: $150.00  –  REGISTER HERE

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

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.

Date: August 5 – August 9
Time: 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Instructor: SJCS English Teacher Jay Tierney
Cost: $150.00  –  REGISTER HERE

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

This camp will provide instruction in the organizational skills, time management, and self-discipline necessary for academic success. Instruction includes techniques for efficient and effective reading, note-taking, studying, test preparation, and more.

Date: August 5 – August 9
Time: 8:00 – 9:50 AM
Instructor: SJCS English Teacher Kenneth Covington
Cost: $150.00  –  REGISTER HERE

Questions? Contact Jennifer DeForest in the Admissions Office at jdeforest@sjcatholicschool.org

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.