Ursuline Academy Summer Camps  |  2023

Join us on Ursuline Academy's campus for summer 2023! Our programs include various athletic camps and partnerships with YMCA, COCA, Saint Louis Chess Club, and Mad Science.  Available for Pre-K through 12th grade, enjoy and participate in multiple camps!

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.

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

Available Summer Camps

Starting May 29, 2023

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 nine different choices, we hope that athletes take advantage of the wide variety of athletic opportunities and register for multiple sports. This type of cross-training not only helps to develop overall athleticism; it keeps sports fresh and exciting. Every camp 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.

Mon. June 5 - Tue. June 6, 2023

Ursuline's Global Explorer Camp

Did you know Ursuline Academy has a network of schools all over the world? This affiliation creates numerous opportunities for our students to prepare for their future as true global citizens.

Now you can experience it too! Your passport awaits you for two amazing days! 

  • Monday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 6, 2023 
  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • The $50 cost will be paid when you register and covers all supplies, materials and food for both days. Campers will go home with many memories and souvenirs to remember these two special days!
  •  If you are a frequent flyer and attended the camp last year, do not worry; this trip experience will top last year, for sure! Add to your passport and join us for our next exciting adventure! 

Grades 7th and 8th (as of Fall 2023)

May 30 - Aug. 18, 2023

Summer Day Camps | YMCA Kirkwood

We offer 11 weeks of camp from May 30 to August 18 for ages 5 - 15. Camp hours are 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Camps are held or based at the Kirkwood Family YMCA, Ursuline Academy, or Kirkwood Park.

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 7:00 a.m. and/or stay as late as 6:00 p.m. Fun Club is available for campers ages 5 -15.

June 26-30 & July 24-28, 2023

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

Ages: 6-14  |  Both full day and half day camps available!

June 19-30, 2023 

COCA Summer Camps

June 19-23  |  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  // Artist Studio (ages 8 -12)  

June 19-23  |  1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.  //  Artist Studio (ages 13-15)

June 19-23  |  1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.  //  Fashion Design (ages 8-12)

June 19-23  |  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  //  Dance Exploration (ages 8-12)

June 26-30  |  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  //  Best of Broadway  (ages 8-12)

Full-Day Camps!

Mad Science Camps

Secret Agent Lab
Ever dream of becoming a secret agent? We'll start with the basics: From decoding messages to metal detector and night vision, campers have the opportunity to check out spy tech equipment and take home lots of gadgets like spy glasses! Step into the shoes of a detective as you uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis! Figure out the science of forensics in a hands-on look at crime scenes! Become a super spy and learn clever ways of performing tasks as we take a hands-on investigation of the science that spies use!

  • Date: June 26, 2023- June 30, 2023
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Cost: 240.00
    Ages K- Grade 5

Mad Inventors Camp! - Full-Day
Creative Contraption Warning! This is a camp designed by you--the Inventor! Each day you'll be given a series of challenges which must be overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from the world of famous inventors, and the most important thing of all--your mind. With a little bit of ingenuity, you'll construct catapults and forts and then lay siege, construct a mini boat, and assemble a working light saber to take home. While Thomas Edison said invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration, this camp is 100% fun!

  • Date: July 10, 2023 - July 14, 2023
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Cost: $240.00
    Ages: Grade 2 - Gr 5