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Summer Camps 2021

Old St. Mary’s School is excited to offer a wide variety of in-person summer camps throughout the month of July for new and current OSM Families. With weekly activities, academic and creative workshops, and sports camps, the options are endless to have a great summer! Please see below for a list of camps, their descriptions, and when they are being offered.

Camps are available for Rising PK 4 - 8th Grade Students. Rising PK 3 Students may participate in summer camps as long as they have an older sibling enrolled at OSM. 

 

For any questions, email Bill Riddle at briddle@osmschool.com. For questions about sports camps, please email Andrew Ramker at aramker@osmschool.com.

Camp Details

  • Camps are held in-person at Old St. Mary's School.

  • Camp sessions are four days a week, Monday - Thursday. The camps for the week of July 6th are held Tuesday - Friday.

  • Camp sessions are broken up into two sessions with a 1 hour break for lunch in between. The Morning Session is from 8:30am - 11:30am and the Afternoon Session is from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm.

  • Students may stay for both sessions (Morning and Afternoon) or participate in just one (Morning or Afternoon). 

  • Weekly session costs are $300 if staying for both sessions and $150 if participating in one session.

  • Students should bring a water bottle with them every day and a lunch if participating in both sessions. 

  • All students will be dropped off and picked up at the main entrance of the school.

  • Hats and sunscreen are also recommended for recess time.

  • Information about Extended Day will be provided at a later time.

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Weekly Summer Camps

For Rising PK4 - 5th Grade Students
(Rising PK3 Students may attend if they have an older sibling enrolled at OSM)
 

Campers will be immersed in a day of fun through crafts, activities, and academic lessons. Campers will be broken up into groups based on their grade levels with a well-balanced and engaging curriculum each week. Each week will offer new adventures and summer activities. Campers may register for a morning session, afternoon session, or both sessions for a full day of fun. 

Camp Dates

Session 1: Tuesday, July 6th - Friday, July 9th 

(Morning and Afternoon Sessions Offered)

Session 2: Monday, July 12th - Thursday, July 15th 

(Morning and Afternoon Sessions Offered)

Session 3: Monday, July 19th - Thursday, July 22nd

(Morning and Afternoon Sessions Offered)

Session 4: Monday, July 26th - Thursday, July 29th

(Morning and Afternoon Sessions Offered)

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Summer Workshops

Creative Writing  

How can we express our thoughts and emotions effectively in creative writing? How can we write from the perspective of different people and characters? How can we create memorable storylines that are inspired by our own lives, our surroundings, or our imaginations? In this two-week course, we will try our hand at a variety of short fiction and nonfiction creative writing styles. We will write poetry, personal narratives, and short stories. We will also use a workshop model to give feedback on each others’ work. Culminating in a portfolio and publication party, this course will use a variety of source texts and be student-driven.

Grade(s): 4th - 8th

Workshop Dates: Tuesday, July 6th - Thursday, July 15th

Session: Morning, 8:30am - 11:30am

Capacity: 20 Students

Cost: $300 for entire two-week session

Instructor: Liam Greenwell

Movie Making & Video Production 

In this two-week course, we will use our school’s new Mac lab to write, shoot, and edit short films in small groups. We will begin with an overview of effective storytelling in film and write our short screenplays. Then, we will shoot footage in school and on short field-trips outside. Finally, we will learn basic video editing software to put together a final product. Students will work in three to four person groups and be assigned the role of director, director of cinematography, or sound director, while all group members will collaborate on writing, acting, and editing.

Grade(s): 6th - 8th

Workshop Dates: Tuesday, July 6th - Thursday, July 15th

Session: Afternoon, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Class Capacity: 12 Students

Cost: $300 for entire two-week session

Instructor: Liam Greenwell

Art & Architecture in the City 

We will take a look at our beautiful city of Chicago to discover it through an artist's eyes. This class will explore (digitally) some unique structures in Chicago, and allow students the opportunity to create city artwork of their own. We will use both 1 and 2 point perspectives in our drawing, and also take a look at how shape and colors are used in design. 

Grade(s): 3rd - 5th

Workshop Dates: Monday, July 19th - Thursday, July 29th

Session: Morning, 8:30am - 11:30am

No Class: Friday, July 23rd

Capacity: 20 Students

Cost: $300 for entire two-week session

Instructor: Andrea Duncan

Reader's Theater Club 

Students will actively be reading from grade-level scripts with the focus of having fun acting out their part while enhancing their reading skills and confidence. The Reader's Theater scripts are primarily stories from fables, legends and folktales.

Grade(s): 3rd - 5th

Workshop Dates: Monday, July 19th - Thursday, July 29th

Session: Afternoon, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

No Class: Friday, July 23rd

Capacity: 10 Students

Cost: $300 for entire two-week session

Instructor: Andrea Duncan

STEM Challenges

This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) class will provide opportunities for students to participate in different experiences and activities that will help them connect the dots within important elementary concepts. These activities will explore a variety of resources from arts & crafts to computer programs! We will use activities from teachengineering.com and other STEM resources.

Grade(s): 3rd - 5th

Workshop Dates: Monday, July 19th - Thursday, July 29th

Session: Afternoon, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

No Class: Friday, July 23rd

Capacity: 20 Students

Cost: $300 for entire two-week session

Instructor: Kacey Russell

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Summer Sports

PK - 1st Grade Sports Camp

Dates: Tuesday, July 6th - Friday, July 9th

Session: Morning, 8:30am - 11:30am

Capacity: 20 Students

Cost: $150

2nd - 3rd Grade Sports Camp

Dates: Tuesday, July 6th - Friday, July 9th 

Session: Afternoon, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Capacity: 20 Students

Cost: $150

6th - 8th Grade Boys Basketball

Dates: Monday, July 12th - Thursday, July 15th

Session: Morning, 8:30am - 11:30am

Capacity: 20 Students

Cost: $150

4th - 5th Grade Boys Basketball

Dates: Monday, July 12th - Thursday, July 15th

Session: Afternoon, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Cost: $150

6th - 8th Grade Girls Basketball

Dates: Monday, July 19th - Thursday, July 22nd

Session: Morning, 8:30am - 11:30am

Capacity: 20 Students

Cost: $150

4th - 5th Grade Girls Basketball

Dates: Monday, July 19th - Thursday, July 22nd 

Session: Afternoon, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Capacity: 20 Students

Cost: $150

4th - 5th Grade Girls Volleyball

Dates: Monday, July 26th - Thursday, July 29th 

Session: Morning, 8:30am - 11:30am

Cost: $150

6th - 8th Grade Girls Volleyball

Dates: Monday, July 26th - Thursday, July 29th 

Session: Afternoon, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Capacity: 20 Students

Cost: $150