Academy Camps

Overview

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

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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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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

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Academy Camps, Sports Camp and Academics Plus 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 maintains stringent virus mitigation to return to the classroom in a manner that is 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. 

Jesuit will continue to follow virus mitigation and safety protocols throughout the summer. Measures that will be taken include: daily symptom checks, mandate masks be worn on campus, facilitate space to maintain six feet of physical distance, ensure ventilated classrooms, offer outdoor dining and non-class time space, as well as respond professionally and promptly to any cases that arise. Your student’s  safety is paramount to Jesuit faculty and staff and we will be working continuously to do what is necessary to keep everyone safe and healthy. Click here to review Jesuit High School’s Safe Return Plan.  

During the school year, Jesuit students were screened for COVID-19 at regular intervals in order to learn in-person on campus. Will Jesuit continue its rapid-antigen screening program for in-person activities during the summer? 

No. At this point we anticipate students being able to attend classes and summer programs on campus in a safe manner by implementing physical distancing, sanitation, mask-wearing and symptom checks. 

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.” 

With all of the “protocols” in place, is my son/daughter going to have any fun at camp?

Of Course! Protocols will need to be followed and check-in and out may be a bit more laborious than normal, but once the camp starts we plan to be as normal and fun as possible. Our camps are led by our highly qualified coaching staff and teachers, and assisted by our current athletes and students, who can make anything fun, as well as provide a strong example of what it means to be a Jesuit student. 

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. 

Are temperature screenings a mandatory requirement before entering camp?

UPDATED 5/5/21: No, temperature checks will not be required. Jesuit will continue to follow virus mitigation and safety protocols throughout the summer. Measures that will be taken include: daily symptom checks, mandate masks be worn on campus, facilitate space to maintain six feet of physical distance, ensure ventilated classrooms, offer outdoor dining and non-class time space, as well as respond professionally and promptly to any cases that arise. Your student’s  safety is paramount to Jesuit faculty and staff and we will be working continuously to do what is necessary to keep everyone safe and healthy. Click here to review Jesuit High School’s Safe Return Plan.  

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 the start of camp – 100% refundable

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.

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.

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.