Due to the uncertainty which continues to surround the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions currently in place, we will not be able to offer our Sizzling Summer camp program this year. While we are saddened that we will not be able to spend time with our campers this summer, we are already working on new opportunities for the 2020-2021 school year. Please be on the lookout for information about exciting Sizzling Holiday Camps.

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*NEW* All STEM Leads to Rome!

Become an engineer of antiquity and learn the science behind some of Rome’s greatest feats like arches, paved roads and catapults. We will create our own versions the same way the ancients did then compete to see which teams can withstand different tests of strength! How much weight can your concrete support? Whose catapult can launch the farthest?

*NEW* Babysitting 101

Want to start babysitting this summer? Need the skills a parent or daycare would be looking for in a reliable babysitter/counselor? You’ve come to the right place! In this camp, you will learn (AND BECOME CERTIFIED IN) Basic Life Support, CPR, Heimlich maneuver and first aid skills. It’s easy to become distracted while babysitting in the digital age. We will also teach you the tips and tricks needed to keep both you and the children engaged and safe.

*NEW* Forensics Camp

Looking for a fun STEM camp? Ever watch crime television shows? Ever wonder how they figure out who did it? Join us for a week of fun while learning the details of and performing forensic techniques used in real crime labs! We will explore techniques such as DNA extraction and gel electrophoresis.  

*NEW* Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Join us for an afternoon of fun and bonding through games, crafts, music, mindfulness and meditations. Have summer fun while connecting with others and learning strategies to decrease stress while boosting self-esteem. Girls will enjoy crafts such as tie dye t-shirts, friendship bracelets, potting flowers and more. Meditations and mindfulness activities will be woven throughout the week. 

*NEW* Knit Wits Camp: Beginner

Unravel the secrets of knitting! You will get your own needles and yarn and learn basic stitches to construct some simple projects including a headband, trivet and dish towel.

*NEW* Knit Wits Camp: Intermediate

Get into the knitty gritty of knitting and purling! You will get a set of round needles and yarn to construct more complicated patterns like hats, scarves and blankets. Campers will get to choose their own patterns for this session and work independently with the guidance of the instructor or on pace with other campers.

*NEW* Scrapbooking with the Stickers

Join us as we learn basic scrapbooking techniques including thematic and chronological design, mixed media, tool use and other methods that enable students to have a completed scrapbook at the end of the week. All basic supplies will be provided, but students will need to bring their own photographs, event tickets and other mementos to be used in their scrapbook.

*NEW* SJA Red Steppers Summer Dance Camp

This dance camp will be led by Red Steppers Coach Jade McCune and the 2020-2021 Red Steppers dance team. Campers will be introduced to three styles of dance: Jazz, Pom and Hip Hop. Campers will be divided into two groups: 4th to 6th grade and 7th to 9th grade. The camp will be held in the dance room in the beautiful Academy Arts Center and in the new Academy Student Center.

• Minimum of 10 dancers per level

 

Category:Dance
*NEW* Stickers Spa Camp

Come relax with the Redstickers at SJA! This camp will teach you some great at-home spa treatments and personal care tips. Each day will start with a relaxing stretch, then move to a spa treatment, spa snack and a DIY spa activity. Spend each day focusing on a different spa experience: relaxation, feet, nails and skin. Treat yourself at the SJA Spa!

*NEW* Volleyball Week 1, Level II Extended Day Stay and Play

Campers will be divided into random teams for one hour of volleyball game play.

Stay and Play is Tuesday and Thursday and only open to campers who are enrolled in Level II Volleyball Camp.

Category:Volleyball
*NEW* Volleyball Week 2, Level II Extended Day Stay and Play

Campers will be divided into random teams for one hour of volleyball game play.

Stay and Play is Tuesday and Thursday and only open to campers who are enrolled in Level II Volleyball Camp.

Category:Volleyball
3D Printing & Laser Cutting - Session 1

SJA has a handle on this exciting technology and a small herd of printers and laser cutters, to boot. We will discuss this technology and the many places it is being applied. Participants will learn basic 3D modeling, learn how 3D printing works, 2D design, and get a chance to print their creations. They will also can see how 3D scanning works and engage directly with the printers. The camp will be held in the Andrea Clesi McMakin ’74 STEM Lab. This camp is open to girls and boys.

3D Printing & Laser Cutting - Session 1

SJA has a handle on this exciting technology and a small herd of printers and laser cutters, to boot. We will discuss this technology and the many places it is being applied. Participants will learn basic 3D modeling, learn how 3D printing works, 2D design, and get a chance to print their creations. They will also can see how 3D scanning works and engage directly with the printers. The camp will be held in the Andrea Clesi McMakin ’74 STEM Lab. This camp is open to girls and boys.

3D Printing & Laser Cutting - Session 2

SJA has a handle on this exciting technology and a small herd of printers and laser cutters, to boot. We will discuss this technology and the many places it is being applied. Participants will learn basic 3D modeling, learn how 3D printing works, 2D design, and get a chance to print their creations. They will also can see how 3D scanning works and engage directly with the printers. The camp will be held in the Andrea Clesi McMakin ’74 STEM Lab. This camp is open to girls and boys.

3D Printing & Laser Cutting - Session 2

SJA has a handle on this exciting technology and a small herd of printers and laser cutters, to boot. We will discuss this technology and the many places it is being applied. Participants will learn basic 3D modeling, learn how 3D printing works, 2D design, and get a chance to print their creations. They will also can see how 3D scanning works and engage directly with the printers. The camp will be held in the Andrea Clesi McMakin ’74 STEM Lab. This camp is open to girls and boys.

Algebra I Prep

This camp is offered to girls who will be enrolled in Algebra I during the 2020-2021 school year. This camp will focus on enhancing Pre-Algebra skills and introducing Algebra I concepts while integrating games, activities and technology.

Category:Algebra I Prep
Algebra II Prep

This camp is offered to girls who will be enrolled in Algebra II during the 2020-2021 school year. This camp will focus on re-introducing and strengthening the Algebra I skills and concepts that will be most utilized in Algebra II and presenting Algebra II content and vocabulary. Emphasis will be on fraction operations, law of exponents, factoring polynomials, solving multi-step equations and inequalities and graphing.

Category:Algebra II Prep
Ancient Greece and Rome T-O-G-A!

Study the ancient secrets of the Romans and Greeks! Become an Olympic athlete as you reenact the ancient games and be crowned with laurel wreaths. Dress in your best toga for a fashion show in the styles of the Olympian gods and goddesses. Explore the mysteries of the lost city of Pompeii, and create a fresco mural and mosaic. Follow the exploits of heroes like Hercules and Perseus and the horrifying beasts they slay, then create your own mythical monster! Funded in whole or in part by a grant from the CAMWS Committee for the Promotion of Latin (camws.org).

Art - Session 1 (Half-day)

Let’s discover the amazing world of art. Whether you have already found art as a passion or simply want to satisfy a new curiosity, this is the camp for you.  We offer half-day and whole-day camps. You will learn fundamental art skills while developing your artistic expression, style and art vocabulary. Campers will have a better understanding of art and will be very proud to show off their completed art pieces to their family and friends.

Category:Art
Art - Session 2 (Half-day)

Let’s discover the amazing world of art. Whether you have already found art as a passion or simply want to satisfy a new curiosity, this is the camp for you.  We offer half-day and whole-day camps. You will learn fundamental art skills while developing your artistic expression, style and art vocabulary. Campers will have a better understanding of art and will be very proud to show off their completed art pieces to their family and friends.

Category:Art