Academy Camps

Overview

Academy Camps
Boys and Girls, entering grades 2-8—week-long summer camps

Registration for Summer 2023 will open in mid February.

Have fun this summer at Jesuit Sacramento! In-person camps for girls and boys entering 2nd through 8th grades explore technology, novels, science, digital arts, and media. 

Art academy camps have includes drama, design, literature, and photography.

STEM academy camps - including Robotics Engineering, Website Coding & Analysis, Microbiology & Public Health, Life on Planet Earth

 

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Life on Planet Earth
Build a miniature terrarium, and learn about weather, ecosystems, and pollution

Schedule

Grades 6-8 Co-ed (In-Person)

July 5 – July 8, 2022

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Time Updated 3/15/22)

$180

Description

In Life on Planet Earth!, get ready to learn about ecology: the science of how all organisms on Earth interact with each other and the environment! Because ecology requires an understanding of multiple fields, students will first learn about how geology and the astronomy of the solar system leads to weather patterns on Earth. Then, we will explore how these weather patterns affect the occurrence of biomes and the biodiversity of living creatures. Students will practice population ecology through calculations and data analysis. Then students will examine communities and ecosystems as they research and create presentations about ecosystems and build their own miniature terrariums! The course will conclude by exploring and debating possible solutions to global warming, pollution, and deforestation, all of which are continually changing the face of the Earth.

This STEM Academy-Interactive experience is led by top notch Jesuit High School and St. Francis students (with full adult supervision.)

Instructor: Charles Sander

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Microbiology and Public Health
Dissect a frog and learn the major systems of the body

Schedule

Grades 6-8 Co-ed (In-Person)

June 27 – July 1, 2022

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

$180

Description

Ends with a frog dissection! By the end of the course, students will be able to identify major systems, organs, and explain many physiological functions as well as have had a ton of fun learning about the human body.

Microbiology and Public Health is a very unique multidisciplinary course that explores microbiology and applies it to the field of public health, an important subject during the current pandemic. First, students will gain an intricate understanding of cell biology and the evolution of the three domains of life on a cellular level. Students will have the opportunity to grow their own bacterial cultures on petri dishes and develop yeast cultures to further explore the function of different types of cells found on Earth. Then, the course will pivot as students apply their understanding of microbiology to various diseases, both communicable and noncommunicable. Using various public health models and epidemiological calculations, students will act as public health officials as they examine case studies, from the most recent Ebola epidemic to heart disease. Echelon Catapult instructors will then guide students through public health policy debates as they develop their own solutions to real-world problems, homeostasis, cellular variation and specialization. Then, students will gain a systemic understanding of the 10 major systems in the human body as well as how these systems interact with each other. Students will get to participate in hands-on labs and activities throughout the course including observing dissections. On the final day of the course, students will utilize the knowledge they learned throughout the week by dissecting their own frog.

This STEM Academy-Interactive experience is led by top-notch Jesuit High School and St. Francis students (with full adult supervision.)

Instructor: Charles Sander

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Digital Design

Schedule

Grades 5-8 Co-ed Digital Design (4 day, In-Person)

July 5 – July 8, 2022

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

$135

Description

Digital Design for Everyday Stuff – Have a cell phone? Love posting on social? Then you can design! This camp will share tips, tricks and fun hacks to use digital design tools. Want to learn how to make an animated gif? Or, create cool stories on IG with overlays and filters? What about designing a flyer for your school club, report cover or campaign? You can build a brand and template using Canva and other apps too. Learn how to use several common graphics design and publication tools on your computer, tablet or phone plus some of the basic art concepts behind them to have fun and be creative both with your friends and at school.

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Robotics Engineering

Schedule

FULL – Grades 6-9 Co-ed Robotics Engineering (In-Person)

June 27th – July 8th (Updated 3/15/22)

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

$390

Description

(This camp is full.) In Robotics Engineering, you will develop the knowledge and skills to build a rotating servo robotic arm by the end of the course! You do not need any prior experience of robotics or engineering to participate! From engaging lectures to hands-on build activities, students will dive into the three interdisciplinary fields of robotics: mechanical, electrical, and programming. Students will learn about mechanical builds, 3D CAD (computer-aided design) modeling, and physics techniques. Next, they will use electrical engineering principles to explore circuits, soldering, electrical boards, pins, and wirings. Lastly, students will learn programming in C++ through the Arduino IDE by examining input, output, functions, loops, and flowcharts. This course will be taught by members from the nationally ranked St. Francis & Jesuit Robotics teams (with full adult supervision.)

 

Instructors: Lauren Jones, Norah Zhou

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Book Club
CANCELED

Schedule

Grades 5-8 Co-ed Book Club (In-Person)

July 11-July 15, 2022

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

$150

Description

During this week, students will be reading an exciting, engaging book to be announced. This camp will celebrate the best parts of reading: the story and discussing the story! The camp will consist of class reading, independent reading, discussions, games, videos, and other types of activities. Come join us to read together!

 

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Website Coding and Analysis

Schedule

 FULL – Grades 6-8 Co-ed (In-Person)

June 21-June 24, 2022 (4 Days)

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

$150

Description

(This camp is full and no longer taking a wait list.) In Website Coding and Analysis, you will explore the world of websites through HTML as you become an ethical, white-hat hacker! White-hat hackers use legal processes to perform penetration testing, test different security systems, and perform vulnerability assessments. Students will learn all about the information that a website can hold in its code, like hidden messages and cookies. Students will begin with learning the basics of HyperText Markup Language (HTML) through numerous programming activities and fun website challenges. Then, students will explore more advanced measures of website security and perform penetration testing on numerous challenges. On the last days of this course, students will use all of the information that they have learned to create their own website that fellow classmates will test and try to crack! This STEM Academy-Interactive experience is led by top notch Jesuit High School and St. Francis students (with full adult supervision.)

Instructor: Divya

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Digital Photography

Schedule + Description

Grades 2-4, Co-ed Digital Photography (In-Person)

June 27- July 1, 2022

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

$150

Description

Start taking the best possible photos on your mobile devices by learning how to see the world around you as a photographer does. You will learn how to search out the best lighting and subjects for your photos and create narratives within your frame. This digital course will cover the rules of composition, mobile editing, and how to best showcase your finished product. This course will prove that photography is not always about having the fanciest equipment, but about having the best technique.

Tech requirements for photos: mobile device or tablet that can take photos and also download the free Adobe Lightroom app.

Instructor: Dr. Katie Madden

Grades 5-8 Co-ed Digital Photography (In-Person)

June 27- July 1, 2022

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

$150

Description

Start taking the best possible photos on your mobile devices by learning how to see the world around you as a photographer does. You will learn how to search out the best lighting and subjects for your photos and create narratives within your frame. This digital course will cover the rules of composition, mobile editing, and how to best showcase your finished product. This course will prove that photography is not always about having the fanciest equipment, but about having the best technique. Tech requirements for photos: mobile device or tablet that can take photos and also download the free Adobe Lightroom app.

Tech requirements for photos: mobile device or tablet that can take photos and also download the free Adobe Lightroom app.

Instructor: Dr. Katie Madden

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Instructor: Dr. Katie Madden

Rocklin native Katherine Madden holds a Ph.D. in Critical Studies from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. She also holds an M.A. in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Film and Media Studies with a minor in Education from the University of California at Irvine.

Dr. Madden joined the Jesuit High School faculty in 2016 and teaches Digital Photography, Digital Filmmaking, and Art of Film. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, photography, and most of all, spending time with her husband, son, parents, and her three older brothers and their families.

 

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Academy Camps and Sports Camp FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions

What virus mitigation protocols will be in place to keep my student safe? 

Jesuit has been a leader in the safe return to school since fall 2020. Following an approved Safe Return Plan, under the guidelines set forth by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and County of Sacramento, Jesuit currently has no restrictions in the classroom. We are continuing to monitor cases and adjust as needed. We will continue these practices through the summer as long as conditions  are both safe for students, as well as faculty and staff.  The goal for summer programs is to continue our safety protocols while achieving as much normalcy as possible. Jesuit will continue to be nimble and flexible, responding to any and all modifications in order to adhere to COVID guidelines. Jesuit will also maintain fluid communication with participants to keep everyone updated on adjustments and modifications. 

We’re excited about having our son/daughter participate in a camp on campus! What happens if Sacramento County is placed in a “Stay at Home Order”?

If a camp or class cannot be transitioned to an online format, the camp or class will be cancelled. In this scenario, families will be contacted via email. Students who are registered for a camp or class that has not begun will be offered a full refund. Students who are registered for a camp or class that is in-progress will be offered a pro-rated refund. The refund would be calculated based on the number of days of participation prior to the start of the “Stay at Home Order.” 

Are parents allowed to stay and watch a sports camp?

No. Currently Jesuit High School is trying to minimize exposures. As we get closer to the start of camp, if we are able to modify this arrangement, families will be updated. 

My student needs to miss one day of camp—can my camp fee be pro-rated?

No. Camp fees cannot be pro-rated. Please let the coach or camp leader know about the absence on the first day of camp.

What is the cancellation policy?

Prior to June 1st – 100% refundable

June 1st to the first day of camp – a $50 late cancelation fee will be deducted from the refund

After camp begins – refunds are given at the discretion of the Director of Summer Programs.

Please send us an email at summerschool@jesuithighschool.org if there are unusual circumstances to be considered. We’re happy to help.

How do I register for camp?

Please visit our Summer registration portal

How do I know if there is still room in a camp?

Please visit our registration site at www.summeratjesuit.com. If a camp appears as an option for registration, then there is still room available. If a camp shows that it is closed and taking a waiting list, then the camp has reached capacity. Sports Camps and Academy Camps have a one-time fee which should be paid by credit card at the time of registration.

What if I purchased a certificate at my elementary school’s auction? How do I use the certificate?

There was a letter attached to the certificate that includes a coupon code. Visit our registration site and when prompted on the payment page and enter the coupon code. If you have an older certificate, please contact us via email at summerschool@jesuithighschool.org for information. 

What if I have already registered and I want to make changes to the camps that my student is registered for? Can I make changes online?

No. If you need to change or cancel a camp, please send us an email at summerschool@jesuithighschool.org. We’ll contact you.

Is financial aid available?

Unfortunately, financial aid is not available for Sports Camps and Academy Camps. Financial aid is available for Academics Plus. Please complete the application online on our registration portal. 

My student is participating in a camp in the morning and a camp in the afternoon. Can they stay on campus between camps? Is there adult supervision?

The student is welcome to stay on campus but there is no adult supervision between camps. Students will need to make their own way to the next activity. 

Is the library open over the summer? Can my student stay after class to study or wait for a ride?

The library is not open over the summer. Students are welcome to stay on campus but there is no indoor area open and no adult supervision. The campus is open and students are welcome to take advantage of our beautiful campus including picnic tables and outdoor benches.

Do I need to buy new equipment for my student to participate in a sports camp?

There are a few items that will be required for particular camps for safety and good hygiene (ie, shin guards for soccer camp, knee pads for volleyball camps, mouth guards for rugby and lacrosse camps, comfortable athletic shoes for track camp – for example.) Otherwise, if your son or daughter has equipment already for a particular sport or could borrow equipment from a friend, that would be great. Please do not feel obligated to purchase expensive new items. We will have a LIMITED number of items available at each camp whenever possible for student use. 

How will I know where to drop-off and pick-up  my student for camp? 

Two weeks prior to the start of each Sports Camp or Academy Camp, you will receive an email with helpful information regarding drop-off, pick-up, what to bring, what not to bring and any updates.  If your student is registered for multiple camps, you’ll receive multiple messages since each camp has slightly different information required. 

I have questions that are not answered here. I would prefer to speak to someone over the phone.

For the fastest response, please send us an email.  Phone inquiries/messages can be left at (916) 482-6060, option 3, option 2. You will receive a return call within 24-48 hours. Calls are routinely returned after school lets out in the afternoon. Thank you for your patience with us.