Ursuline Academy Summer Camps  |  2024

Join us on Ursuline Academy's campus for summer 2024! Whether you love to perform, create, run, build, dance, compete, or everything in-between, Ursuline Academy has a summer camp for you! We are proud to announce partnerships with YMCA, Saint Louis Chess Club, Mad Science, and Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy summer camps in addition to our UA Athletic camps & clinics. 

We always love having our campus filled with girls and boys throughout the summer enjoying our beautiful school grounds. Each camp is listed separately and designed to create an entire week of full-day fun.

Questions about camps? Please contact...

--- Ursuline Athletic Camps & Clinics: Gina Hartin, ghartin@ursulinestl.org

--- Ursuline Summer Camps: Heidi Krieger, hkrieger@ursulinestl.org

--- 3rd Party Summer Camps: Please contact the camp directly.

Available Summer Camps

Starting May 28, 2024

Ursuline Athletic Camps & Clinics

Ursuline Academy Athletic Camps and Clinics are designed to provide the female student-athletes in our community with a foundation of fundamental skills, knowledge, character and leadership development, plus a love for athletics. Recognizing that while skills and drills are critical to the improvement of an athlete, making the sport FUN is essential to developing the “passion for the game.” With several different choices, we hope that athletes take advantage of the wide variety of athletic opportunities and register for multiple camps/clinics. This type of cross-training not only helps to develop overall athleticism; it keeps sports fresh and exciting. Every camp/clinic at Ursuline Academy is directed by the head coach in that sport. In addition, the assistant coaches, along with current and former top performers from the program, work with the athletes to make sure they have the fundamentals, focus, and fun to improve their games.

Grades PreK-12

Age levels are based on grade levels for the UPCOMING school year.  Every sport has different age group offerings, so read the camp description carefully on the ticketing site.  Some camps have several age bracket sessions.

*Any incoming 9th grader must be registered to attend Ursuline Academy in the fall.

Starting May 28, 2024

Summer Day Camps  |  YMCA Kirkwood

Join us for 12 weeks of fun at the Kirkwood YMCA's Summer Day Camp, running from May 28 - August 16. Our age-specific adventures, for kids ages 5-17, include daily activities from 9 am-4 pm, Monday through Friday - swimming, games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, plus more! Add before and after camp care to extend your child's camp hours.

YMCA Kirkwood Summer Day Camps  |  Ages 5-13

Starting June 24, 2024

Chess Camp  |  Saint Louis Chess Club

Chess Summer Camps are the perfect way to introduce the game of chess to new students, deepen understanding of the game for established players, or offer intensive instruction for aspiring chess masters. Grandmaster instructors provide daily lessons, puzzles, and play to help guide students through each session.

Instruction offers a solid basic foundation, emphasizing the fundamental skills needed to begin a lifetime of learning in chess, including:

  • Proper piece and board set-up
  • Algebraic Notation (Chess Language)
  • Basic Principles of Play 

Grandmasters then provide expert instruction building on these skills and covering more advanced ideas, including:

  • Tactics
  • Strategy
  • Middlegame Planning
  • Endgame Technique

Each camp provides opportunities to practice these skills in a variety of activities and workshops with classmates under the observation of a Grandmaster and experienced Chess Instructors from the Chess Club.

Starting June 10, 2024

Mad Science Camps

The Nuts and Bolts of Robots

Embark on a week of exhilarating robot exploration made just for kids! Get ready to be awed as we delve into the fascinating world of robotics. Get hands-on as you make gears and set things into motion. Unite as a team to craft your very own circuits, unveiling the intricate web of connections that power robots. Delve into the mesmerizing world of sensors and witness how robots use them to navigate and interact with their surroundings. Discover the countless roles robots play in our daily lives. Experiment with sound-sensing marvels, master line-tracking wonders, and so much more! Throughout the week, you'll accumulate a wealth of knowledge and skills which you’ll use to create your own working robot to take home with you. It's a week filled with exploration, excitement, and the chance to become a budding robotics expert!

  • Dates: June 10 - June 14, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $265.00
  • Ages: Gr 2 - Gr 5

Earth and Space Investigators

Discover the world around you as you investigate everything from the earth below to the skies above. Explore nature around you and find out how science can help us to protect our planet. Contemplate communication as you converse in codes. Experience how Newton's laws are at work in your favorite sports and join the ranks of space scientists examining the mysteries of the solar system!
Formerly called: Space Alien Travelers

  • Dates: June 17 - June 21, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $265.00
  • Ages: K - Gr 5
Starting June 3, 2024

Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy

Crayola® Wild World

Are you ready for an art expedition? Let the wonder and beauty of the animal kingdom inspire your empathy, curiosity, and creativity. Learn about lions, elephants, sharks and more, and find out how wildlife conservationists are working to protect species around the globe. Experiment with a variety of art techniques, and use Crayola® products to create animal-inspired art projects, from frog paintings to polar bear sculptures! Let your creativity run wild, and bring your handiwork home to build a menagerie of animal-themed masterpieces.

  • Dates: June 3- June 7, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $265.00
  • Ages: K - Gr 5

Crayola® World of Design Camp

Take a journey to the farthest reaches of the imagination while learning about the ocean, the rainforest, Mars and a futuristic city, and more! Use the design thinking process to solve real-world problems in these different environments. Experiment with Crayola® products and many art techniques like sculpting, storyboarding, collage, and mixed media. Discover design careers like graphic design, universal design, urban design, and product design. All this, plus games, creative free play, and more!

  • Dates: June 24 - June 28, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $265.00
  • Ages: K - Gr 5