Grade School Camps

  

 

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Spartan Summer at De Smet Jesuit offers exciting and challenging camp programs for middle school boys at our private Catholic school campus in Creve Coeur.

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Hockey Camp

7th - 9th Grade Boys

Monday 7/18 - Friday 7/22

3:00 - 5:15 pm

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Questions, email desmethockeyclub@gmail.com

Spartan Summer Camps for Grade School Boys

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Baseball Camp

Baseball Camp for boys in grades 5-8

Instructor: Mr. Tim Canavan, De Smet Jesuit Head Baseball Coach

Dates:

Baseball All Skills Camp - June 6 - 10 (9:00 - 11:30 am) - $130

Hitting & Offensive Skills Camp - June 13 - 17 (9:00 - 10:30 am) - $100

Grades: Entering 5th - 8th

Contact: tcanavan@desmet.org

Designed to improve campers’ baseball knowledge and skills. Participants will receive instruction in hitting, pitching, catching mechanics, base running, and fielding. The camp is structured to help both the casual player and the advanced player. Participants will be grouped according to ability.

Campers should wear pants, belt, turf shoes, cleats, cap. Also required: glove, bat, cup, catchers gear for catchers, and water bottle.

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Basketball Camps

Basketball Camps for boys grades 1-8

Fundamentals of Basketball Camp

Instructor: Kent Williams, De Smet Jesuit Varsity Basketball Coach and Physical Education Teacher

Contact: kwilliams@desmet.org

Dates:

De Smet Basketball Camp I - June 6 - 10

De Smet Basketball Camp II - June 20 - 24

Offensive Skills - June 27 - July 1

Shooting Camp - July 11 - 15

Time - 9:00 am - 3:00 p.m.

Grades: Entering 4th-8th

Fee: $250

 

Little Shooters Camp

Dates

Week 1 - June 13 - 17

Week 2 - July 18 - 22

Time - 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Grades - 1st - 3rd

Fee: $125

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Challenge Chess

Chess camp for boys grades 5 - 8

Instructor: Nick Dressler '02, De Smet Jesuit English Teacher

Dates: June 20 - 24

Time: 9:00 - 11:30 am

Grades: Entering 5th-8th

Fee: $130

Contact: ndressler@desmet.org

The game of chess helps build skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and sportsmanship – and it’s fun! Beginners will learn the basics and intermediate level players will discover new strategies in this session.

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Cooking for Spartans

Cooking Camp for boys grades 5 - 8

Instructor: Chef D. Scott Phillips '88, Executive Chef of the Inns at St. Albans & De Smet Jesuit High School

Dates: June 13 - 17

Time: 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Grades: Entering 5th - 8th

Fee: $130

Contact: sphillips@desmet.org

Executive Chef Scott Phillips '88 teaches all the basics of cooking and guides campers in the preparation of appetizers, salad, an entrée, and dessert. At the end of the week, campers will prepare a four-course meal to serve to their parents. Bon appetit!

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Football Camps

Full Day Football Camps for boys grades 4-8

Instructor: De Smet Jesuit Football Coaching Staff

Time: 9:00 - 11:30 am

Dates: 

WEEK 1 - June 6 - 10

WEEK 2 - July 25 - 28

Grades: Entering 5th- 8th

Fee: $130

Contact: Coach John Merritt (desmetfootballcoach@gmail.com)

Join coaches for a week of expert introduction to important techniques and skills for the gridiron. Athletes of all levels will be exposed to offensive and defensive fundamentals of speed and agility circuit training, age-appropriate weight lifting introduction, proper tackling techniques that increase player safety, next-level knowledge, and position-specific skills that will give campers an advantage going into the next season.

Please wear t-shirt, athletic shorts and shoes, and bring a water bottle. 

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Hockey Prospect Camp

Ice Hockey Camp for boys grades 7-9

Instructor: Chris Durso, De Smet Jesuit Varsity Ice Hockey Coach

Dates: July 18 - 22

Time: 3:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Fee: CLICK HERE for more details & registration

Grades: Entering 7th-9th

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Location of camp: Creve Coeur Ice Arena, 11400 Olde Cabin Road, St. Louis, MO, 63141

The De Smet Hockey Club prospect camp is open to players of all levels who are looking for skill development, tactical coaching and a high level camp experience.  It will be run by the De Smet Jesuit Varsity coaching staff and alumni.  Current players will serve as camp counselors.  Players will receive high-level coaching, 10-hours of ice, a jersey, t-shirt and drinks/snacks throughout the week. Questions? Please contact desmethockeyclub@gmail.com

Full hockey gear required. Snacks and drinks provided.

 

Lacrosse Camp

Beginning & Intermediate Lacrosse Camps for boys grades 6-8

Instructor: Joseph Douglas '03, Spartan Varsity Lacrosse Coach

Dates: June 20 - 24

Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Grades: Entering 2nd - 8th

Fee: $130 

     additional fees for equipment if necessary

Contact: joseph.douglas33@gmail.com

Players will be introduced to one of the country’s fastest growing sports -- lacrosse! Varsity coach Joe Douglas, along with De Smet Jesuit alumni NCAA lacrosse players, will teach game positions and fundamentals including stick work, shooting, big-picture game concepts, along with ground balls and unsettled/transition concepts.

Beginner: stick required.

Intermediate: stick, helmet, gloves required. 

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Playing the Blues Instrumental Camp

Playing the Blues Instrumental Camp for boys grades 5 - 9

Instructor: Nick Moramarco, De Smet Jesuit Band Director

Dates: June 6 - 10

Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Grades: Entering 5th - 9th

Fee: $130

Contact: nmoramarco@desmet.org

This engaging week of instrumental music is open to any incoming 6th-9th grader who has an instrument and knows how to play it, even if it's only a LITTLE bit. We'll focus on The Blues as a style of music, and learn some tips for how to play The Blues together. While playing and learning some tunes, we'll also listen to some of the great Blues masters of the early 20th century. Finally, we will spend some time experimenting with Blues solos and improv! Hope to see you this summer and hear you Playing the Blues!

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Robotics

Robotics camp for boys grades 5 - 8

Instructor: Dr. Rob Behm, De Smet Jesuit Physics Teacher & Robotics Director

Dates: June 20 - 24

Time: 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Grades: Entering 5th-8th

Fee: $130

Contact: rbehm@desmet.org

This hands-on robotics camp is designed as an introduction to engineering, providing opportunities to design, build, and program robots using both the LEGO Mindstorms and TETRIX Prime platforms. Students will compete in several intermediate design challenges that will culminate in a final competition at the end of the week. All levels of experience are welcome! 

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Soccer Camp

Soccer Camp for boys grades 5-8

Instructor: Josh Klein ‘97, De Smet Jesuit Varsity Soccer Coach and Psychology Teacher

Dates: July 11 - 15

Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Grades: Entering 5th-8th

Fee: $130

Contact: jklein@desmet.org

Campers learn shooting, heading, receiving, passing, and ball control techniques. Instruction is designed to meet the needs of players from beginner to advanced, and participants are grouped according to skill. This camp offers dynamic individual training techniques as well as small group and team tactics, plus daily contests in which campers can win prizes! Youth athletes learn from the expertise of the De Smet Jesuit coaching staff, as well as many of our varsity players. Campers will observe and understand expectations of a high school soccer program.

Any appropriate apparel is acceptable; soccer cleats and shin guards are required. Camp meets rain or shine. 

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Spartan Scholars Camp

Spartan Scholars Academic Camp for boys grades 5 - 8

Instructor: Rob Hutchison

Dates: 

Week 1 - June 6 - 10 (12:30 - 3:00 pm)

Week 3 - June 20 - 24 (12:30 - 3:00 pm)

Time: 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Grades: Entering 5th - 8th

Fee: $130

Contact: rhutchison@desmet.org

This camp offers review and one-on-one mentoring in English, math, and science for boys entering grades 5 through 8. Note: this camp covers the same material each week.

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Ultimate Frisbee Camp

Ultimate Camp for boys grades 5-8

Instructor: Peter Lenzini, De Smet Jesuit Ultimate Frisbee Coach and Dean of Students

Dates: June 13 - 17

Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Grades: Entering 5th-8th

Fee: $130 

Contact: plenzini@desmet.org

Ultimate Frisbee is a 7-on-7 field sport that combines elements of football, soccer, and basketball. Join De Smet Jesuit’s 11-time consecutive state championship coaching staff, along with current and alumni players, to learn more about this burgeoning sport in high school athletics! This camp will introduce participants to the rules, basic strategies, and essential skills of the game. Campers will receive a De Smet Jesuit disc and a practice jersey.

Please bring cleats and a water bottle. 

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Volleyball Camp

Volleyball Camp for boys grades 5-8

Instructor: Tim Haffner, De Smet Jesuit Varsity Volleyball Coach

Dates: June 13 - 17

Time: 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Grades: Entering 5th-8th

Fee: $130

Contact: thaffn@yahoo.com

Volleyball camp is designed to meet the needs of players from beginner to advanced levels. Each day will focus on a different skill, starting with passing, and moving into serving, hitting, and blocking. Campers will participate in tournaments to test and work on skills practiced each day.

Please wear appropriate gym shoes. Campers should bring a water bottle and knee pads are optional. 

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Weightlifting Camp

Weightlifting Camp for boys grades 7-9

Instructor: Alex Hall - Cross Country Coach, Track & Field Strength & Conditioning Coach, State Champion Power Lifter

Dates:

June 6 - 10 - WEEK 1

June 20 - 24 - WEEK 2

Time: 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Grades: Entering 7th-9th

Fee: $130

Contact: ahall2@desmet.org

Meet us in the weight room to build up and lift up! Campers will learn proper techniques for ground-based lifts and spotting, as they develop a working knowledge of which exercises develop specific body parts. General weight room safety will be reviewed as well as proper stretching and warm-up exercises and plyometric training for the development of quick-twitch muscle fibers. Lifts will also be conducted through competitive weight room games and competitions designed to build physical strength and mental endurance.

Please wear t-shirt, athletic shorts and shoes, and bring a water bottle. 

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World of Chemistry

Chemistry camp for boys grades 5 - 8

Instructor: Jim Walsh '76, De Smet Jesuit Science Teacher

Dates: June 6 - 10

Time: 9:00 - 11:30 am

Grades: 5th - 8th 

Fee: $130

Contact: jwalsh@desmet.org 

If you are a bit of a mad scientist, then this is the course for you! Spend a week exploring the wonders and magic of laboratory chemistry, getting your "hands dirty" performing real chemical experiments. Chemistry is all around and it's exciting to see -- expecially when it involves color changes, lighting things on fire and (small) explosions! Students will learn how to conduct experiments safely, use lab equipment, learn different experimental procedures and gain an understanding of chemical concepts. Experimental topics include the chemistry of fireworks, formulas for hydrated compounds, energy changes in chemical reactions, precipitation reactions, and acid-base investigations.

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Young Entrepreneur camp for boys grades 5 - 8

Instructor: Jarrod Powell, De Smet Jesuit Business & Economics Teacher

Date: June 20 - 24

Time: 9:00 - 11:30 am

Grades: Entering 5th - 8th

Fee: $130

Contact: jpowell@desmet.org

Aspiring young entrepreneurs, this is the camp for you! We'll offer an introduction to the business world, with group and independent projects that explore enterpreneurship, management, human resources, finance, marketing, and operations. The goal is to get students interested in the business world by exposing them to the various fields they could choose to focus on in high school and college.

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