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Academic Camps

St. Andrew’s offers a wide range of Academic camps to help keep your kid’s mind sharp over the summer months. Our Gear Up camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. 

St. Andrew's students have early/priority registration for all academic and therapy camps. Dyslexia and Math Therapy Camps are by referral only. Please reach out to Ashley Runnels for more information: runnelsas@gosaints.org

Registration for all Summer Academic offerings (except Dyslexia and Math Therapy camps) will open to the public on Monday, April 8, 2024.

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  • Summer Dyslexia Therapy: Multiple Sessions - June and July

    Summer Dyslexia Therapy
    For rising first through sixth grades

    We are very happy to offer Summer Dyslexia Therapy for students who are already enrolled in therapy at St. Andrew’s or have been recently diagnosed with dyslexia and are eligible to begin therapy this summer. Students can sign up for three to six weeks of therapy (three sessions per week). Sessions are 55 minutes long. Therapists will arrange times with parents based on beneficial groupings for students. Six weeks of summer therapy is encouraged in order to provide adequate repetition and review opportunities. A minimum of a three week commitment is required in order to enroll. Please contact Ashley Runnels at runnelsas@gosaints.org with any questions.

    Faculty: Caroline Barr, Lenither Williams, Kari East, & Ashley Runnels
    Cost: Based on the number of weeks enrolled. A six-week enrollment is encouraged.
    6 weeks = $1,200
    5 weeks = $1,100
    4 weeks = $1,000
    3 weeks = $ 800
    Dates: Six sessions to choose from.
    Sessions are Tuesday – Thursday unless specified otherwise by your therapist during scheduling.
    Session 1: Tuesday, June 4 – Thursday, June 6
    Session 2: Tuesday, June 11 – Thursday, June 13
    Session 3: Tuesday, June 18 – Thursday, June 20
    Session 4: Tuesday, July 9 – Thursday, July 11
    Session 5: Tuesday, July 16 – Thursday, July 18
    Session 6: Tuesday, July 23 – Thursday, July 25
    Times: 55 minute sessions plus 5 minutes for transition/pickup, times TBD
    Location: South Campus or North Campus, depending on grade/age.

    Pre-approval is required for admission to our Therapy Camps. Please contact your child’s teacher, or Ashley Runnels at runnelsas@gosaints.org for more information.

    Complete their weeks! You can add a week of day camp for your rising 1st – 6th grade camper for an additional charge per week. Drop them in morning carpool and we'll get them to and from their therapy session. The rest of their day they'll be with their friends in Discovery or Adventure Camp on the South Campus or in Explorer Camp on the North Campus! After Care is available until 5:45pm for an additional charge.
  • Summer Multisensory Math Therapy: Multiple Sessions - June and July

    Summer Multisensory Math Therapy
    For rising first through fifth grades

    We are very happy to offer Summer Multisensory Math Therapy for students who need intensive instruction of basic math skills on which to build. Multisensory math therapy applies strategies from evidence-based reading instruction to conceptually-based mathematics instruction. It is Orton-Gillingham based. Students can sign up for three to six weeks of Multisensory Math, with three sessions per week. Sessions are 55 minutes long. The therapist will arrange times with parents based on beneficial groupings for students. Six weeks of summer therapy is encouraged in order to provide adequate repetition and review opportunities. A minimum of a three week commitment is required in order to enroll. Please contact Kari East at eastke@gosaints.org with any questions.

    Faculty: Kari East
    Cost: Based on the number of weeks enrolled. A six-week enrollment is encouraged.
    6 weeks = $1,200
    5 weeks = $1,100
    4 weeks = $1,000
    3 weeks = $ 800
    Dates: Six sessions to choose from.
    Sessions are Tuesday – Thursday unless specified otherwise by your therapist during scheduling.
    Session 1: Tuesday, June 4 – Thursday, June 6
    Session 2: Tuesday, June 11 – Thursday, June 13
    Session 3: Tuesday, June 18 – Thursday, June 20
    Session 4: Tuesday, July 9 – Thursday, July 11
    Session 5: Tuesday, July 16 – Thursday, July 18
    Session 6: Tuesday, July 23 – Thursday, July 25
    Times: 55 minute sessions plus 5 minutes for transition/pickup, times TBD
    Location: South Campus or North Campus, depending on grade/age.

    Pre-approval is required for admission to our Therapy Camps. Please contact your child’s teacher, or Kari East at eastka@gosaints.org for more information.

    Complete their weeks! You can add a week of day camp for your rising 1st – 5th grade camper for an additional charge per week. Drop them in morning carpool and we'll get them to and from their therapy session. The rest of their day they'll be with their friends in Discovery or Adventure Camp on the South Campus or in Explorer Camp on the North Campus! After Care is available until 5:45pm for an additional charge.
  • Skills That Build - A Handwriting Workshop: June 10 - 13 OR July 15 - 18, 2024

    Skills that Build- A Handwriting Workshop uses evidence-based practices focusing on strengthening motor and vision skills necessary to build a confident hand writer. The best part is these skills get strengthened during directed play activities created by two Occupational Therapists specializing in school-based therapy and are both trained in the Handwriting Without Tears program. The camper will have a great time through targeted activities incorporating gross motor, fine motor, and visual motor play and won't even realize they are doing "work"!

    Dates: Monday, June 10 - Thursday, June 13, OR Monday, July 15 - Thursday, July 18, 2024
    Times: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Eligible Grades: rising 1st and 2nd 
    Location:
    Lower School, South Campus
    Tuition: $300
    Faculty: Jessica Singleton and Claire Bowman
    Faculty Bios:
    Jessica Singleton is a school-based Occupational Therapist with 9 years of experience. She is co-owner of Education Therapy Services, Inc., which provides contract therapy services to rural school districts in Mississippi. Jessica specializes in providing school-based therapy to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in the classroom.  

    Claire Bowman is a school-based Occupational Therapy Assistant with 9 years of experience, first in a clinic specializing in upper extremities and hand, then as a school-based therapist. Claire offers unparalleled planning and organizational skills in creating activities to target skill improvement. 

    Complete their week! You can add a week of day camp for your rising 1st or 2nd grade camper for an additional charge per week. Drop them in morning carpool and we'll get them to and from their therapy session. The rest of their day they'll be with their friends in Discovery or Adventure Camp! After Care is available until 5:45pm for an additional charge.
  • First Grade Gear Up Camps for Math and Language Arts: July 29 – Aug 2, 2024

    Dates: Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 2, 2024
    Times: Math: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; Language Arts: 10:00 a.m. – noon
    Where: South Campus
    Eligible Grade: rising 1st
    Teachers: Judy Menist and Pat Sudduth
    Tuition: $200 per camp

    Our Lower School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. 

    Please contact your child's teacher for more information. 

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps for rising first grade students each summer:

    First Grade Gear Up for Math:
    Give your rising first grader a head start on math skills and concepts. Students will have fun with lots of hands–on activities and games while sprucing up their skills in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. Taught by veteran teachers Judy Menist and Pat Sudduth, this camp is sure to put your student on the right track for first grade math!

    First Grade Gear Up for Language Arts:
    This fun and helpful camp is a great way to get your rising first grader ready for first grade reading. Students will get a jump on skills that will be covered during the first months of first grade. Taught by veteran teachers Judy Menist and Pat Sudduth, this camp session is sure to build skills and confidence in your child.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided.



  • Second Grade Gear Up Camps for Math and Language Arts: July 29 – Aug 2, 2024

    Dates: Monday, July 29 through Friday August 2, 2024
    Times: Math: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; Language Arts: 10:00 a.m. – noon
    Where: South Campus
    Eligible Grade: rising 2nd
    Teachers: Carla Kelly (Language Arts) and Rachel Newman (Math)
    Tuition: $200 per camp

    Our Lower School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. 

    Please contact your child's teacher for more information. 

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps for rising second grade students each summer:

    Second Grade Gear Up for Math:
    Get your rising 2nd grader ready for math with a review/preview in math. Using manipulatives and various activities, we will work to solve problems and build understanding of early 2nd grade math concepts.

    Second Grade Gear Up for Language Arts:
    Get your rising 2nd grader ready for reading with a review/preview week in reading and language. Children’s literature will be our focus as we cover skills in a fun learning environment.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided. 


  • Third Grade Gear Up Camps for Math and Language Arts: July 29 – Aug 2, 2024

    Dates: Monday, July 29 through Friday August 2, 2024
    Times: Math: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; Language Arts: 10:00 a.m. – noon
    Where: South Campus
    Eligible Grades: rising 3rd
    Teachers: Dalton Howard (Math) and Beth Peterson (Language Arts)
    Tuition: $200 per camp

    Our Lower School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. 

    Please contact your child's teacher for more information. 

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps for rising third grade students each summer:

    Third Grade Gear Up for Math:
    Get your rising third grader ready for Math with this fun and exciting gear-up camp. Campers will work on their Math skills in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

    Third Grade Gear Up for Language Arts:
    Get your rising third grader ready for Language Arts with this fun and exciting gear-up camp. Campers will work on their Language Arts skills in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided. 
  • Fourth Grade Gear Up Camps for Math and Language Arts: July 29 – Aug 2, 2024

    Dates: Monday, July 29 through Friday August 2, 2024
    Times: Math: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; Language Arts: 10:00 a.m. – noon
    Where: South Campus
    Eligible Grades: rising 4th
    Teacher: Kerri Black (Language Arts) and April Cosgrave (Math)
    Tuition: $200 per camp

    Our Lower School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. 

    Please contact your child's teacher for more information. 

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps for rising fourth grade students each summer:

    Fourth Grade Gear Up for Math:
    Rising fourth graders will use hands-on materials and activities to refresh skills, develop conceptual understanding, and gain confidence for success in fourth grade math. Problem solving will be a prime focus, but also included will be mental math strategies, model drawing, and number sense.

    Fourth Grade Gear Up for Language Arts:
    Rising fourth graders will use hands-on materials and activities to refresh skills, develop conceptual understanding, and gain confidence for success in fourth grade Language Arts. We will review summer reading options and use the writing process to reflect on what we’ve read.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided.
  • Fifth Grade Gear Up Camps for Math and Language Arts: July 29 – Aug 2, 2024 (NORTH CAMPUS)

    Dates: Monday, July 29 through Friday August 2, 2024
    Times: Math: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.; Language Arts: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: rising 5th
    Teachers: Toby Lowe (Math) and Hannah King (Language Arts)
    Tuition: $200 per camp

    Our Middle School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students. 

    Please contact your child's advisor for more information. 

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps especially for rising fifth grade students each summer:

    Fifth Grade Gear Up for Math
    Rising fifth graders will review key concepts of fractions, decimals, data and geometry. Expect hands–on activities, math games, collaborative problem solving and a chance to get acquainted with the Middle School. Bring a water bottle and snack. Notebooks and pencils will be provided!

    Fifth Grade Gear Up for Language Arts
    Students will review parts of speech, elements of literature, and writing concepts. Rising fifth graders will practice writing expository and narrative pieces with strong topic sentences and descriptive details. This course will give rising fifth graders confidence as they leap into Middle School.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided. 

  • Sixth Grade Gear Up Camps for Math and Language Arts: July 29 – Aug 2, 2024 (NORTH CAMPUS)

    Dates: Monday, July 29 through Friday August 2, 2024
    Times: Language Arts: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.; Math: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: rising 6th
    Teachers: Hannah King (Language Arts) and Val Prado (Math)
    Tuition: $200 per camp

    Our Middle School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students. 

    Please contact your child's advisor for more information. 

    We offer two individual Gear Up Camps especially for rising sixth grade students each summer:

    Sixth Grade Gear Up for Language Arts
    During the week, rising sixth graders will review essential grammar and writing skills. Sixth graders will practice writing expository pieces, a creative piece, and a variety of poems. The parts of speech, capitalization and punctuation, sentence fragments, run–on sentences, contractions, possessives, subject/verb agreement and complements will also be covered.

    Sixth Grade Gear Up for Math
    Rising sixth graders will review key concepts of fractions, decimals, percent, geometry and algebraic expressions through hands-on activities, math games and collaborative problem solving. Bring a water bottle and snack. Notebooks and pencils will be provided!

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided. 


  • Get a Grip on Grammar: July 29 - Aug 2, 2024 (NORTH CAMPUS)

    Dates: Monday, July 29 through Friday August 2, 2024
    Times: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: rising 6th – 8th
    Teacher: Susan Pace
    Tuition: $200 

    Our Middle School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students. 

    Please contact your child's advisor for more information. 

    Basic English grammar including parts of speech, active and passive verbs, phrases, conjugations, and indirect and direct objects will be covered. Pencil and paper not needed.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided. 

  • Gear Up for Pre-algebra: July 29 – Aug 2, 2024 (NORTH CAMPUS)

    Dates: Monday, July 29 through Friday August 2, 2023
    Times: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    Where: North Campus
    Eligible Grades: rising 7th/8th
    Teacher: Austin Killebrew
    Tuition: $200

    Our Middle School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students. 

    Please contact your child's advisor for more information. 

    Rising seventh and eighth grade students will review the skills and concepts covered in sixth grade math with particular emphasis on pre-algebra skills, vocabulary, math test preparation and test-taking strategies. Common math error prevention and correction will be the focus as students gain self-confidence to “hit the ground running” the very first week of school.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided. 

  • Gear Up for Algebra I: July 29 – Aug 2, 2024 (NORTH CAMPUS)

    Dates: Monday, July 29 through Friday August 2, 2024
    Times: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Where: North Campus 
    Eligible Grades: rising 8th - 9th 
    Teacher: Austin Killebrew
    Tuition: $200

    Our Middle and Upper School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students. 

    Please contact your child's advisor for more information. 

    Students will review the skills and concepts covered in seventh grade math with particular emphasis on pre-algebra skills, vocabulary, math test preparation and test-taking strategies. Common math error prevention and correction will be the focus as students gain self-confidence to hit the ground running the very first week of school.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided.
  • Gear Up for Algebra II: July 29 - Aug 2, 2024 (NORTH CAMPUS)

    Dates: Monday, July 29 through Friday August 2, 2024
    Times: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Where: North Campus 
    Eligible Grades: rising 9th - 10th 
    Teacher: Mary Margaret Boudreaux
    Tuition: $200

    Our Middle and Upper School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students. 

    Please contact your child's advisor for more information. 

    Upcoming Algebra II students will review concepts from Algebra I including solving linear and quadratic equations, graphing linear and quadratic functions, solving systems of equations, and factoring, using activities and games.  We'll also review and learn helpful calculator skills as well as preview important strategies for success in math classes in the upper school.  Students should bring a TI-84 calculator and a pencil each day, but all other materials will be provided.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided.
  • Successful Saints: Learning Strategies and Writing Skills for Middle School: July 29 - Aug 1, 2024 (NORTH CAMPUS)

    Successful Saints: Learning Strategies and Writing Skills - A dynamic class designed to empower middle school students with essential learning strategies and writing proficiency. In this gear-up, students embark on an exciting journey to enhance their academic prowess and articulate their thoughts effectively through writing. Students will work on proven learning strategies with engaging writing exercises to foster critical thinking, creativity, and effective communication. Through a blend of interactive lectures, group discussions, and hands-on activities, students will explore various writing genres, such as narratives, essays, and persuasive pieces, while developing a deeper understanding of writing mechanics, organization, and style.


    When: Monday, July 29 - Thursday, Aug 1, 2024
    Time: 1:00-3:00pm
    Where: North Campus, Learning Center
    Eligible Grades: 5th-8th
    Cost: $245
    Instructor: Kari East

     
  • Writing Reminder Workshop: July 29 – Aug 2, 2024 (NORTH CAMPUS)

    Dates: Monday, July 29 through Friday August 2, 2024
    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Where: North Campus 
    Eligible Grades: rising 9th – 12th
    Teacher: Marty Kelly
    Tuition: $200

    Our Middle and Upper School Gear Up Camps are open to all students who want to get a jump start on the new school year. They’re especially beneficial for new students, and those who have been referred by their teachers. Class size is limited to sixteen students. 

    Please contact your child's advisor for more information. 

    Need a little help dusting off the cobwebs from your writing? Come jump start your writing skills with this refresher workshop, offered in three sessions, on everything from MLA format and formal standard English rules to organizing a paragraph and a five paragraph essay. Let’s sweep those writing dust bunnies away and have our English teachers yelling “Hooray!” 
    This class is required for all new St. Andrew’s Students.

    Campers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a snack for each camp and a labeled water bottle. All classroom materials will be provided.