Incoming Spartan Camps

 

 

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Summer. Starts. Here.

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

Hockey Registration 

Questions, email desmethockeyclub@gmail.com

Spartan Summer Camps for the Class of 2026

Baseball Camp

Baseball Camp for members of the De Smet Jesuit Class of 2026

Coach: Tim Canavan, De Smet Jesuit Varsity Baseball Coach

Dates: June 27 - July 1

Time: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Fee: $125

Contact: tcanavan@desmet.org 

The coaching staff at De Smet Jesuit invites you to our annual incoming freshman baseball camp. Participants will learn new skills and become acclimated to the De Smet baseball “way of life.” Meet our coaching staff, learn our baseball philosophies, and end the week with a better understanding of your future program.

Required for camp: glove, bat, cup, catcher's gear if appropriate, and water bottle. 

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Slam Dunk

Basketball Camp for members of the De Smet Jesuit Class of 2026

Coach: Kent Williams, De Smet Jesuit Varsity Basketball Coach

Date: June 7 - 9

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Fee: $100

Contact: kwilliams@desmet.org

Freshman Basketball Camp will introduce our program to newly enrolled students who wish to try out for the team their freshman year. The camp provides a first-hand experience of De Smet Jesuit’s basketball program by engaging in drills and individual workouts, as well as a basic introduction to strength and conditioning training.

Please wear basketball shoes, basketball shorts, and t-shirt. 

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Conditioning Camp for members of the De Smet Jesuit Class of 2026

Coach: Bryan Traughber ‘97, De Smet Jesuit Varsity Cross Country Coach

Dates:

Beginning week of June 6

We will meet each week (Monday, Wednesday, & Friday) from 7:15 – 9 a.m. in front of the Lacrosse Wall on the North grass field. 

Athletes from all sports backgrounds are welcome – we have an “endurance group” for athletes involved in sports such as cross country and soccer as well as a “speed group” for sports like football, lacrosse, hockey etc.  We also complete a general “body weight” strength training exercise routine each day.  This camp will surely benefit all types of athletes.  We hope you can join us!

Freshman are welcome to attend as often as possible.  

Cost: $75.00 for any or all of the weeks. (This is a one-time fee regardless of the number of weeks you plan to attend)

Camp fee includes camp t-shirts, nutritional snacks, and drinks each day.

Contact: btraughber@desmet.org

This camp is for any student who will be a freshman at De Smet Jesuit and who would like to improve his overall fitness level to prepare for the upcoming fall sports season.  While those who plan to run cross country are strongly encouraged to attend this camp, it is not limited to cross country runners and requires no prior running experience.  The cross country staff at De Smet Jesuit High School plans to help our athletes develop endurance, strength, flexibility, and a strong work ethic that will help them improve as an athlete.  Camp participants will learn a proper warm-up and stretching routine, complete a running workout, be introduced to a strength and core training routine, and will end each day with a cool-down followed by a nutritious snack and refreshments.  On the last day of camp all athletes will be given a summer training plan to encourage them to use the information and techniques discussed at the camp.  

Please wear running shoes and comfortable clothing. Bring a water bottle for breaks. 

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Football Camp

Football Camp for members of the De Smet Jesuit Class of 2025

Coach: De Smet Jesuit Coaching Staff

Date: June 13 - 16

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Fee: TBA

Contact: Coach John Merritt (johnmerritt.jbs@gmail.com)

Designed to meet the needs of players who want to learn about the sport of football, whether or not they have played before. Each day of camp will focus on different football and athletic skills. As the week progresses, campers will be introduced to different positions and techniques to become a successful athlete and football player at De Smet Jesuit. Campers will be coached by members of the De Smet Jesuit coaching staff, along with college and NFL level guest coaches. This camp is the first opportunity for incoming Spartans to build the brotherhood and familiarity with the system that makes our football program and athletes successful in the athletic arena!

Please wear t-shirt, athletic shorts and shoes (both cleats and regular athletic shoes), and bring a water bottle for breaks. All football equipment will be provided.

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Hockey

Hockey Camp for members of the De Smet Jesuit Class of 2025

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

Dates: July 18 - 22

Time: 3:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Fee: TBA (REGISTRATION LINK COMING SOON)

Contact: dursock@gmail.com

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

This high-level hockey camp focuses on skill development, systems, and conditioning. Instruction will be provided by varsity head coach Chris Durso and the De Smet Jesuit coaching staff, current players, and alumni. Players will be provided a t-shirt and a jersey. Be part of De Smet Jesuit’s junior varsity development program starting this summer – and consider playing for De Smet’s JV-D team in the fall!

Full hockey gear required. Snacks and drinks provided. 

 

Lacrosse

Lacrosse Camp for members of the De Smet Jesuit Class of 2026

Coach: Joe Douglas ’03, De Smet Jesuit Varsity Lacrosse Coach

Dates: June 20 - 24

Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Fee: $125

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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Soccer Camp

Soccer Camp for members of the De Smet Jesuit Class of 2025

Coach: Josh Klein ‘97, Varsity Spartan Soccer Coach

Date: July 11 - 14

Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Fee: $100

Contact: jklein@desmet.org

The soccer coaching staff at De Smet Jesuit invites you to be part of our Annual Incoming Freshman Soccer Camp. This camp affords freshmen the chance to meet the entire coaching staff as well as many of our varsity players. See how we run our program and learn the expectations of De Smet Jesuit varsity soccer.

This is not a tryout camp; no freshmen will be helped or hindered by attending. It is okay if you cannot make every session – just be there when you can. Please register no later than June 29.

The soccer staff looks forward to seeing you this summer!

Cleats and shin guards required. Camp meets rain or shine. 

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Ultimate

Ultimate Camp for members of the De Smet Jesuit Class of 2025

Coach: Peter Lenzini, De Smet Jesuit Ultimate Frisbee Coach

Dates: June 13 - 17

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

Fee: $100

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 10-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

Volleyball Camp for members of the De Smet Jesuit Class of 2026

Coach: Tim Haffner, Spartan Varsity Volleyball Coach

Dates: June 13 - 16

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Fee: $100

Contact: thaffn@yahoo.com

The freshman volleyball camp is designed to meet the needs of players from beginner to advanced. Each day of camp will focus on a different skill, starting with passing, and moving into serving, hitting, and blocking. The camp will also involve a tournament aimed at testing and working on skills discussed each day.

Please wear t-shirt, shorts, volleyball or other athletic shoes. Bring drink for water breaks. Volleyballs will be provided. 

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Weightlifting

Weight Lifting Camp for members of the De Smet Jesuit Class of 2025

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

Date:

WEEK 1 - June 6 - 10

WEEK 2 - June 20 - 24

Time 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $100

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, athletic shoes. Bring a water bottle for breaks. 

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