Ursuline Academy Summer Camps  |  2021

Welcome to Summer Camp 2021! Ursuline is proud to announce a partnership with YMCA, COCA, Saint Louis Chess Club and Bricks 4 Kidz summer camps! 

Camps will be available for children and teens in grades Pre-K through 12th grade with the option to participate in multiple camps. All camps take place on Ursuline Academy's campus in Kirkwood, Missouri. We always love having our campus filled with girls and boys throughout the summer enjoying our beautiful campus. Each camp is listed separately and designed to create an entire week of full-day fun.

For the safety of all involved, we will be following the most updated guidelines regarding health screening, proper cleaning protocol, and social distancing toward ensuring the safety of each participant. 

If you have any questions please contact Meghan Ploesser, Director of Admissions 314-984-2818 or  mploesser@ursulinestl.org.

Available Summer Camps

May 31, -  July 30, 2021

Ursuline Athletic Camps

Ursuline Academy Summer Sports Camps are designed to provide the 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 eleven different choices, we hope that athletes take advantage of the wide variety of athletic opportunities and register for multiple sports.

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.

June 1 - Aug. 13, 2021

Summer Day Camps | YMCA Kirkwood

We offer 11 weeks of camp from June 1 to  August 13 for ages 5 - 15. Camp hours are 9 am - 4 pm. Camps are held or based at the Kirkwood Family YMCA.

In addition, we offer Fun Club, the Y's Before & After Camp Care, which is available as an add-on to all camps at an additional fee. Fun Club allows campers to arrive as early as 7 am and/or stay as late as 6 pm. Fun Club is available for campers ages 5 -15.

Ages 5 - 15

June 21 - June 25, 2021

Chess Camp | Saint Louis Chess Club

It is the mission of the Saint Louis Chess Club, an educational organization, to maintain a formal program of instruction to teach the game of chess and to promote and support its educational program through community outreach and local and national partnerships to increase the awareness of the educational value of chess.

Ages: 6-14

The Chess Club will provide light snacks (including beverage) during scheduled snack times. Students should bring their own sack lunch. 

2 Camps Available!

COCA Summer Camps

July 12-16  9:00 am - 11:45 am Artist Studio 

Campers draw, paint, and sculpt in this camp designed to expose campers to a wide range of art materials. Although the emphasis is on enjoying the creative process, the basics of art instruction, such as line, shape, value, texture, pattern, space, and color, are emphasized across mediums. Young artists are encouraged to experiment, adding imagination and a ton of creativity as we make our own personal masterpieces.

July 12-16 12:15- 3:00pm  Rock the House

If you “love rock & roll,” work with teaching artists in this camp on a variety of group songs and solo features from artists like Journey, The Beatles, and Queen. Practice vocal technique and performance strategies, including breath control, posture, and vocal expression. Create a classic T-shirt and share your work with family and friends on the final day of camp. Let there be rock! 

Ages: 8-10

June 1 - July 23, 2021

Bricks 4 Kids Summer Camps

Minecraft Gaming
This is a week of all Minecraft play on laptop computers. We will start with Creative and Survival Modes – beginners will learn how to play and advanced players will work on challenges. Then we will learn about redstone and traps, The End and The Nether.. You are always welcome to bring your tablet if you would like to stick with tablet play.

Video Game Design
The ability to code is a key component of technology education today. Our coding program will teach students important strategies to enhance their logic and problem-solving skills, as well as help them work toward becoming technological innovators of tomorrow. Our program offers a skill level progression of coding concepts. Students will be introduced to basic coding with a fun, user-friendly coding software.

Movie Making
Lights, camera, LEGO® action! Use LEGO® bricks to tell YOUR story, complete with music, special effects and all your favorite LEGO® mini-figure characters! In this unique and creative camp, students will plan, script, stage, shoot, and produce their own mini-movie using Stop Motion Animation. Working as a team, students will use LEGO® components to build the set and props, then shoot their movie using webcams/digital cameras. Teams will use movie-making software to add special effects, titles, credits and more. Don't miss your chance to be a movie producer!

LEGO® Mindstorms® Robotics
Ignite student engagement and energize learning through real-life problem solving. Boost learning curves with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 hands-on, minds-on approach! Students work in pairs and start by building a rover bot. Then they add sensors and learn how to program the robots using LEGO Mindstorms software.  Advanced students may use the LEGO Mindstorms Robotics to create their own creation.

Grades 4-8

Starting Monday, March 1, Ursuline Academy will return to a five-day in-person learning schedule for our student population for the second semester. Please check your email for the most up-to-date schedule and communications.
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