SUMMER CAMPS

YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS

Summer sports camps are exciting opportunities for youth to interact with high school coaches and players.  Learn about the St. James community and experience our team spirit while participating in activities during the break from school.  Each camp fee is $100 unless otherwise specified.  All camps will be held at St. James unless otherwise noted.  Each camp has a minimum number of participants required so we reserve the right to cancel a camp if there are an inadequate number of registrants.  See the event ticket for details.  Register online at www.sjathunder.org/tickets. Please contact Anna Bomhoff at 913-254-4240 or  abomhoff@sjakeepingfaith.org or Tom Radke at tradke@sjakeepingfaith.org with questions.

*Age requirements are for the Fall, 2023 grade which the student is entering.

*If you have a camp certificate from a parish auction, please contact our Athletics Department for directions on how to sign up.

YOUTH ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Coed Speed and Agility
Coaches Christian Buckner and Tom Radke
June 5 – July 21 (M/W/F)
Grades 6-8
 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
*No training the week of July 3 – 7

Coed Fitness Camp
Coaches Christian Buckner and Tom Radke
June 6 – July 20 (T/Th)
Grades 2-5
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
*No training the week of July 3 – 7

BASEBALL

Baseball Skills Camp
June 5 – 8 | 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Grades 3-8

Coach Brian Bucklin
This camp will include hitting, pitching, catching, fielding, throwing, and base running. The camp will be held at The Mid-America Sports Complex youth fields. A camp t-shirt and daily prizes will be provided. Brian all necessary baseball equipment, including catcher’s gear. All campers should bring their water bottle.

BASKETBALL (BOYS)

Boys Basketball Fundamentals
Coach Stan Dohm
June 19-22
Grades K-2: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m **($60)
Grades 3-5: 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Grades 6-8: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Boys Basketball Skills Clinic
Coach Stan Dohm
During this hour-long session, players will be exposed to drills focusing on dribbling, passing, and shooting. All drills will emphasize game type situations. Players will also be playing in live game situations.
June 13- June 29 (T/Th)
Grades 6-8: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
*40 Maximum
$75

Elite Shooting Camp
Coach Stan Dohm
Advanced shooting techniques and drills designed to challenge the advanced player getting ready for high school basketball. Camp will be a high intense skill workout for players in 5th – 8th grade. 

June 26 – 29
Grades 5-8
Time 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
*$50
**6 minimum, 30 maximum

Basketball League Camp
Coach Stan Dohm
July 17-20
Grades 3-8: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Fundamentals/Skill Work
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch and Video (Lunch will be provided)
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.: League Play (1 v 1, 3 v 3, 5 v 5)
*$175

BASKETBALL (GIRLS)

Girls Basketball Camp
Coach Justin Snell
June 12-15
Grades 2-5  8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Grades 6-8: 10:00 a..m. – 12:00 p.m.

Girls Thunder Skills Academy
Coach Justin Snell
These weekly skills sessions will focus on ball handling, decision making, finishing around the basket and shot making. Players will work in small groups led by the SJA girl’s basketball coaching staff. Skill worked on will be skills that immediately translate to basketball games.
June 12 – 28 (M/W)
Grades 4-8: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

CHEER

Cheer Camp
Coach Maggie Petz
June 27. 28, 29
Grades K-8: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
This camp will focus on the fundamentals of cheerleading in a relaxed and fun environment. Campers will be split into groups according to grade level; material taught will be according to grade level.  Groups will perform cheers and a pom dance for parents on last day of camp. An informational email will be sent the week before camp.

DRAMA

Drama Camp

Coach Sarah Wright

This camp will focus on the fundamentals of performance through scene work and improv games. All levels of experience are encouraged and welcome to attend! There will be a final performance for parents and friends on Friday, June 9 . An informational email will be sent the week before camp.

June 5 – 9 

Grades 1 – 4: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Grades 5-8: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CROSS COUNTRY (COED)

Cross Country Camp
Coach Greg Bomhoff
June 12 – August 11
Grade 8
6:30-8:00 a.m. M,T,W, Th,F at St. James Academy.

FOOTBALL

Football Camp
Coach Tom Radke
May 30 – June 2
Grades 2-8: 
12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

8th Grade Elite Football Training – SJA Football Prep
Coaches Tom Radke and Matt Joshi
This will be an elite program offered to incoming 8th graders that are intending to participate in the SJA football program. Intense training will be focused on strength, conditioning and understanding the SJA football philosophy and fundamentals.
June 5th – July 21 (no training the week of July 3-7)
Grade 8: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (M,T,Th,F)
*250

GOLF (COED)

Golf (Coed)
Coach Michael Consiglio
May 30 – June 2
Grades 2-8
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
*110
Meet at St. James and take the Thunder Bus to our course. We will plan on playing 9 holes each day at different courses in the area.

June 5 – 8
Grades 2-8
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
*110
Meet at St. James and take the Thunder Bus to our course. We will plan on playing 9 holes each day at different courses in the area.

SOCCER (COED)

Soccer Camp
Coaches Rick Enna and Mark Twellman
June 19-22

Grades K-4: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 

Grades 5-8: 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
*SJA New Turf Field!!

SOFTBALL

Softball Camp
Coach Anne LeVar-Hash
May 30 – June 2
Grades K-4: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. ($80)
Grades 5-8: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

*SJA Softball Field

VOLLEYBALL (BOYS/GIRLS)

Volleyball Skills Camps*
Coach Nancy Dorsey
May 30-June 1
Grades 5-8
Passing: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Setting: 9:30 -10:30 a.m.
Hitting: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
*$50 per camp

Volleyball Camp
Coach Nancy Dorsey
June 5-8
Grades K-3: 8:00-10:00 a.m. (Coed)
Grades 4-6: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m
Grades 7-8: 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Boys Volleyball Camp
Coach Nancy Dorsey
July 24 – 27
Grades 4-8
June 24 – 26: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
June 27: 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Volleyball Tryout Readiness Camp
Coach Nancy Dorsey
This camp will be a mixture of speed, agility, and volleyball skill development to prepare girls for their upcoming season.
July 24-26
Grades 5-8: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CONDITIONING

Weight Room & Speed/Agility Camps
Monday, June 5th – Friday, July 28th

There will be no training from July 3 – 7

The cost for the entire summer program is $100. Summer Weights and speed/agility workouts for all incoming Freshmen and current students begin Monday, June 5th and run through Friday, July 28th, 2023, any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. The focus of the workouts includes strength, speed, agility, and flexibility. Workouts are held at the school and are organized and supervised by St. James Academy faculty and coaches. The summer conditioning programs do not fulfill the physical education course requirement.

Please Contact Anna Bomhoff at 913-254-4240 or abomhoff@sjakeepingfaith.org or Tom Radke at tradke@sjakeepingfaith.org with questions.

Session 1: High School Boys Advanced Weights and Speed/Agility (Grades 10-12)

June 5th – July 28th   (M,T,Th,F)

6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m: Weight Room

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Speed/Agility

Christian Buckner – Strength Coach

Tom Radke – Head Football Coach

Matt Joshi – Football/Track Coach

Session 2: High School Girls Advanced Weights and Speed/Agility (Grades 9-12)

June 5th – July 28th   (M,T,Th,F)

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Speed/Agility

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Weight Room

Taylor Welding – Volleyball Coach

Christian Buckner – Strength Coach

Session 3: Freshman Boys Weights and Speed/Agility (Grade 9)

June 5th – July 28th  (M,T,Th,F)

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Speed/Agility

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Weight Room

Christian Buckner – Strength Coach

Tom Radke – Head Football Coach

Matt Joshi – Football/Track

Sam Bruning – PE Teacher/Freshman Football Coach

Session 4: High School Coed Varsity Strength, Speed and Agility (Grades 9-12)

June 5th  – July 28th (M,T,Th, F)

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  Weights

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Speed/Agility

Christian Buckner – Strength Coach

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS

The following camps are offered to incoming 9-12th graders who will attend St. James Academy in the Fall. These camps are not required for participation in the upcoming school year. All camps are $100 unless noted. Camps will take place on the St. James Academy campus unless noted. No phone registrations accepted. Please email the coach with any questions.

BAND

TBD

BASEBALL

Baseball Camp

Coach Brian Bucklin – Venmo:  @brianbucklin-4

June 5, 7, 12, 14

Grade 9: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Mid-America Sports Complex

BASKETBALL (BOYS)

Boys Basketball Camp

Coach Stan Dohm – Venmo: @Stan-Dohm

June 5-8th  
Grade 9: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Grades 10-12: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

Boys Basketball Summer League

Coach Stan Dohm – Venmo: @Stan-Dohm

June 13 – 29 (T/Th)

Grade 9: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
**$75

BASKETBALL (GIRLS)

Girls Basketball Camp

Coach Justin Snell – Venmo: @CoachSnell99

June 26 – 29

Grade 9: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Grades 10-12: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

CROSS COUNTRY (COED)

Cross Country Camp (Coed)

Coach Greg Bomhoff –
June 12 – August 11th (M,T,W,TH, F)

Grades 9-12

6:30 -8:00 a.m. M,T,W,TH,F at St. James Academy

DRAMA

Drama Camp
Coach Sarah Wright – Venmo: @Sarah-Smeltzer-3

In this camp, we will learn and perform the one act, Louder I Can’t Hear You by William Gleason in one week’s time! Students will design or act in this production that will be fully realized by our show on Friday! An email with audition information will be sent during the summer prior to camp so that students have the opportunity to learn their lines before camp begins.

July 10 – 14

Grades 9-12: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on July 14)

Show will be on Friday, July 14 at 3:00 p.m.

FOOTBALL

Football Camp

Coach Tom Radke – Venmo: @Tom-Radke

May 30 – June 2

Grades 9-12: 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.

SOCCER (BOYS)

Boys Soccer Camp

Coach Rick Enna – Venmo: @Rick-Enna

July 10-13

Grades 9-12: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

SJA New Turf Field!!

SOCCER (GIRLS)

Girls Soccer Camp
Coach Mark Twellman – Venmo: @Mark-Twellman
July 10 – 13
Grades 9-12: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
SJA New Turf Field!!

SOFTBALL

Softball Camp
Coach Anne LeVar-Hash – Venmo: @AnneLeVarHash
May 30 – June 2
Grades 9-12: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

TENNIS (COED)

TBD

VOLLEYBALL (GIRLS)

Girls Volleyball Camp

Coach Nancy Dorsey – Venmo: @Nancy-Dorsey-2

May 30 – June 3

May 30, May 31, June 1

9th Grade: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

10-12th Grade: 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

June 2

9th Grade: 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

10-12th: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

June 3 

Grades 9-12: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

VOLLEYBALL (BOYS)

Boys Volleyball Camp
Coach Nancy Dorsey Venmo: @Nancy-Dorsey-2

May 30 – June 2

May 30, May 31, June 1

Grades 9-12: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

June 2 

Grade 9-12: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CAMPS

Enrichment opportunities at St. James Academy are a great diversion from busy summer schedules. Students appreciate these alternate programs. Who knows? They might learn something while having fun!  All camps are $100 and will be held at St. James Academy unless noted otherwise. Age requirements are for the Fall, 2023 grade in which the student is entering.  Register online at www.sjathunder.org. Please contact Anna Bomhoff with any questions at abomhoff@sjakeepingfaith.org

ANNOTATION WORKSHOP

Freshman Annotation Workshop – Colleen Kolich       2023 Pre-AP Honors English I and English I Students 

All Students will read A Separate Peace by John Knowles
July 17 – 20 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.   

This camp will give students a jump-start on their summer reading annotations; focusing on the purpose for annotating a text and the various types of annotations.  There will also be activities to help students understand character analysis, plot and theme development, and literary elements.  Enjoy the experience of reading with a group of your classmates, participating in activities and discussion while getting to know each other.  Students will need to purchase and bring their summer reading book on the first day of camp. Students need to read the first two chapters before the first session of camp. Questions: ckolich@sjakeepingfaith.org.

*Limit 60 students

COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP FOR INCOMING SENIORS

College Essay Writing Workshop for Incoming Seniors: You – Beyond Your GPA – Colleen Kolich
Workshop Dates and Time: July 24-27 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Summer is a great time for students to write their college application or scholarship essay (s). Students will meet for whole-class instruction with work time for three sessions and one session for individual conferences to address the individual needs of each student. In order to best facilitate the specific needs of the students, class size will be limited to a maximum of 20 students and a minimum of 10 students. Students will need to bring; laptop or pen and paper, a list of colleges and/or universities, scholarship prompts (if applicable), specific prompts that apply to other applications. Questions: ckolich@sjakeepingfaith.org.

*10 Minimum, 20 Maximum

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