Academy Camps

Overview

Academy Camps
Boys and Girls, entering grades 4-8—week-long summer camps

 

Have fun this summer at Jesuit Sacramento! In-person camps for girls and boys entering 4th through 8th grades explore technology, novels, sports statistics, digital arts, and media. 

Art academy camps include drama, journalism, literature, media, and photography.

STEM academy camps - including Robotics Engineering, Anatomy & Physiology, and Cybersecurity. These camps will be led through an exciting new partnership with Echelon Catapult. Learn more about this next-generation technology and project-based educational team here.

 

All 2020 Summer at Jesuit certificates will be honored in 2021.

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Digital Design

Schedule

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

July 6 through July 9, 2021

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

$125

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

July 12 through July 16, 2021

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

$150

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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Anatomy / Physiology

Schedule

Grades 5-8 Co-ed Anatomy/Physiology Session 1 (In-Person)

June 14 through June 18, 2021

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

$180

Grades 5-8 Co-ed Anatomy/Physiology Session 2 (In-Person)

June 21 through June 25, 2021

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

$180

Description

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

In Anatomy and Physiology, students will first explore major concepts in physiology, like biological hierarchy, biochemistry, fluid compartments, 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. 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.

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Robotics Engineering

Schedule

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

June 21 through July 2, 2021

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

$390

Description

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

In Robotics Engineering, students will dive into the fundamentals of robotics principles and design techniques. From engaging lectures to hands-on build activities, students will develop a complex robot with advanced mobility and movement by the end of the course. Students will dive into the three main sections of robotics: mechanics, programming, and electronics. Students will learn programming in C++ through the Arduino IDE by creating flowcharts, examining pre-written mobility code, and then developing new solutions to design new and improved code. Students will learn mechanical build and physics techniques to construct the robot. Lastly, they will use electrical engineering principles to explore circuits, soldering, electrical boards, pins, and wirings.

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Closeup of child reading a book

Book Club

Schedule

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

July 12 through July 16, 2021

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

$150

Description

(Updated 5/9/21) During this week, students will be reading an exciting, engaging book called “Superman Smashes the Klan” based on the 1940s Superman radio serial “Clan of the Fiery Cross.” Author Gene Luen Yang and artists Gurihiru retell the story of Superman and the Lee family teaming up to smash the Klan! This personal story of immigration, battling adversity, and finding home remind us that all of us, no matter our differences, are bound together by our shared future. 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! 

Please plan to purchase this book from the bookstore or online vendor of your choice in time for your student to have it for the first day of camp. Please plan to search for this book by the ISBN number listed below. Copy and paste it into your internet browser or ask for assistance at your local bookstore or vendor to be sure to purchase the correct title. 

Title: Superman Smashes the Klan

Author/Artist:  Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru 

ISBN: 978-1779504210 

 

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Cybersecurity 101

Schedule

Grades 5-9 Co-ed Cybersecurity 101 (In-Person)

June 28 through July 2, 2021

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

$150

Description

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

In Cybersecurity 101, you are a cybersecurity detective! Using open-source intelligence techniques, students will find personal and private information unintentionally leaked on the Internet, and learn how to protect their own. Navigating different social media sites, they will explore authentication, encryption, PPI (Personal Private Information), and malware. Students will then use these offensive techniques and dive headfirst into defensive measures of security: ciphers and cryptography, password cracking, and digital forensics. The final day of the workshop will be a competitive and engaging scavenger hunt, requiring a fun application of the skills learned in the course.

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Digital Photography

Schedule + Description

Grades 4-6 Co-ed Digital Photography 1 (In-Person)

June 21 through June 25, 2021

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

Instructor: Debbie Case

Grades 5-8 Co-ed Digital Photography 1 (In-Person)

June 14 through June 18, 2021

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OR 12:30 p.m.-3:30 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.

Instructor: Dr. Katie Madden

Grades 6-8 Co-ed Digital Photography 2 (In-Person)

June 14 through June 18, 2021

12:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

$150

Description

Come join this advanced section of Digital Photography camp! This camp is designed for graduates of Camp 1 or campers with some skill with digital photography and the Adobe Suite. Students in this camp should be entering grades 6, 7 or 8. Tech requirements for photos: mobile device or tablet that can take photos and also download the free Adobe Lightroom app.

Instructor: Dr. Katie Madden

Not sure this course is for you? Email Katherine Madden at katherine.madden@jesuithighschool.org for more information.

Instructors

Instructors: Dr. Katie Madden, Debbie Case

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.

Debbie Case’s love of photography is contagious to our campers. Not only has she taught for several years at our Summer Photography Camp, was a moderator for the Jesuit Photography Club for 4 years, but she also has plenty of experience connecting with our young Marauders in her Admissions work. She can’t wait to show your camper the art of photography—it’s more than “point and click”!

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Journey into Journalism

Are you the next Clark Kent? How about Ophrah? Want to do a vlog? or a blog? How about be a reporter for your school newspaper? Then come Journey into Journalism with us!

Schedule

Grades 5-8 Co-ed, Session 1 (In-Person) 

June 28 through July 2, 2021

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

$150

Grades 5-8 Co-ed, Session 2 (In-Person)

Session 2 has been canceled. 

Instructor

Sarah Colwell