4th-6th Grade Specialty Camps (Intermediate)

4th-6th Grade Specialty Camps (Intermediate)



Outdoor Explorers

Dates: June 12th-16th
Hours: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Drop off/Pick up in the MPR
Lead Instructor: Jacquie Berting, Outdoor Education Coordinator and 4th Grade Science Teacher
Offered to: Incoming 3rd-6th graders
Cost: $150

Experience the great outdoors right here on the Villa’s beautiful 22-acre campus. Hike the trails, play games, explore the environment, make nature crafts, discuss basic wilderness survival skills, and more!  Click here to register via the online store.

 

Code-Make-Tinker-Play! STEAM Camp

Dates: June 12th-16th 
Hours: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (pack a lunch)
Location: Drop off/Pick up in the MPR
Lead Instructor: Matt Cohen, P H. D.
Offered to: Incoming 3th-5th graders
Cost: $150

In this exciting STEAM-filled week, campers will explore computer programming using the web-based program, Scratch. After making several games, campers will use a MaKey MaKey to bring their games to life. No prior coding/making experience is needed. The goal of this camp is to bring coding and the maker movement to life for the campers in a fun way! Don't worry, they'll step out of the STEM lab daily for some group games and fresh air.  Click here to register via the online store.




Safe Sitter Babysitting Training Course

Dates: June 12th-15th (Monday-Thursday)
Hours: 9:00-noon session OR 12:30-3:30 pm session
Location: Drop off/Pick up in MPR
Lead Instructors: SUV Teachers Karen Shaffer and Sara Jeck
Offered to: Incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders (11-13 year olds)
Cost: $100

This intensive program teaches young teens the skills, knowledge, and attitudes, to be safe babysitters. Young teens need training in first aid, indoor and outdoor safety, and how to handle household emergencies before they are adequately prepared to stay home alone or watch younger siblings. Safe Sitter® graduates are prepared with the knowledge they need to prevent problems and handle unexpected emergencies. Students will have opportunities to interact with preschool-aged day campers during the session AND can even gain additional experience while earning summer volunteer hours before or after their session up at the Manor House! Click here to register via the online store.



Camp Invention

Dates: June 19th-23rd 
Hours: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Drop-off/Pick-up in MPR
Lead Instructors: Diana Horst, Niki Cutter, and Holly Jackson- SUV Teachers
Offered to: Incoming 1st-6th graders
Cost: $225 (pay electronically on Camp Invention website when registering)
$15 Discount if you register before May 1st- use promo code Discover15

This one-of-a-kind, nationally recognized program introduces critical STEM concepts through hands-on, creative problem-solving activities that encourage students to explore, analyze, and invent. The modules this summer include, Duct Tape Billionaire, Mission: Space Markers, Have a Blast, and Operation Keep Out.  To register for this camp, go to Camp Invention.

 

Volleyball Clinic

Dates: June 20th-22nd
Hours: 3rd-5th Graders 9-11:30 am and 6th- 8th Graders 12:30-3 pm
Location: Drop off/Pick up in the MPR
Lead Instructor: Philip White, UC Women’s Volleyball Associate Head Coach
Offered to:
Incoming 3rd-5th Graders and 6th-8th Graders
Cost: $75

Bump, set, spike.  Do you love volleyball?  If so, join UC’s volleyball coach and players to practice and improve those skills and emphasize the fundamentals of the game.  Player to coach ratios will be minimal to ensure a lot of individualized attention. Click here to register via the online store.


 

SMART (Strategic Memory and Recall Techniques) Camp

Dates: June 20-June 24
Hours: 9:00-10:30 am
Location: Drop off/Pick up in the MPR
Lead Instructor: Dr. Pam Dillion, Director of Student Services
Offered to: Incoming 4th-6th graders

Does your child study like crazy at home but then bombs the test? The memory demands on school age children are much greater than they are for adults. Adults have already acquired much of the knowledge and skills we need to function each day. Children are bombarded with brand new information that they are expected to both learn and demonstrate each day. Help your child to become a strategic learner. This class teaches memory improvement skills that include games and movement, memorization techniques, and healthy brain snacks. Click here to register via the online store.



 

STARS (Social-Empowerment Training and Responsibilities for Students) Camp

Dates: June 19th-23rd
Hours: 9:00-10:30 am
Location: Drop off/Pick up in the MPR
Lead Instructor: Dr. Pam Dillion, Director of Student Services
Offered to: Incoming 4th-6th Graders
Cost: $100

Do you want to give your child the skills to get along better with teachers and peers?
This fun 5 session camp will help your children to understand about the brain that is uniquely their own. They will take an assessment to let them know their learning style. Through role plays and interactive games they will learn the best ways to express feelings and how to feel empowered with teachers, parents, and friends. Click here to register via the online store.



Yoga

Dates: June 26th-30th 
Hours: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Location: Drop off/Pick up in the MPR
Lead Instructors: Maggie Rosch, Certified Yoga Instructor and Charlotte Loflin, SUV Teacher
Offered to: Incoming 4th-8th graders
Cost: $100

Sign up for a week of relaxation, overall wellness, and girl bonding.  In addition to practicing yoga and meditation, the girls will make crafts, sing, journalize and enjoy learning about healthy snack options.  Throw in some spa elements and this is a perfect way for your daughter(s) to rejuvenate and center themselves over summer break. Click here to register via the online store.




Ceramics, Pottery, Wheel Throwing

Dates:  June 26th-30th 
Hours: 9:00 am – 12 noon
Location: Main School Art Room
Lead Instructor: Mike Magoto, SUV Art Teacher
Offered to: Incoming 4th – 8th graders
Cost: $100


Artists will focus on the ideas and methods of working with clay to build tile, sculptural and vessel forms. They will develop hand-building techniques that will include carving, modeling, wheel throwing in addition to exploring techniques to create expressive surface designs. Click here to register via the online store.




Oil Painting

Dates: June 26th-30th
Hours: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Main School Art Room
Lead Instructor: Mike Magoto, SUV Art Teacher
Offered to: Incoming 4th – 8th graders
Cost: $100


Artists will explore color mixing, methods of paint application, and important safety procedures when using oil paints. Students will use oil paints to create paintings using a variety of reference materials including both still life and photographs while exploring shape, form, color, and placement of lights and darks. All supplies included.  
* Consider signing up for both the morning Ceramics, Pottery, Wheel Throwing and afternoon Oil Painting sessions- just pack a lunch and eat with Mr. Magoto between camps  Click here to register via the online store.

 

Ultimate Frisbee

Dates: Fridays in July and August (7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18)
Hours: 10:00 am - noon
Location: Soccer Field (or Gym if the weather is poor)
Lead Instructor: Tim Rogers, SUV teacher
Offered to: Incoming 4th-8th Graders
Cost: $30

Ready for some fast-paced FUN this summer?  Check out Ultimate Frisbee Fridays.  What is Ultimate Frisbee, exactly?  USAUltimate.com describes it as, “Combining the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, a game of ultimate is played by two teams with a flying disc on a field with end zones, similar to football. The object of the game is to score by catching a pass in the opponent’s end zone. A player must stop running while in possession of the disc, but may pivot and pass to any of the other receivers on the field.  Ultimate is a transition game in which players move quickly from offense to defense on turnovers that occur with a dropped pass, an interception, a pass out of bounds, or when a player is caught holding the disc for more than ten seconds. Ultimate is governed by Spirit of the Game™, a tradition of sportsmanship that places the responsibility for fair play on the players rather than referees.” Click here to register via the online store.




SMART (Strategic Memory and Recall Techniques) Camp

Dates: July 10th-14th
Hours: 9:00-10:30 am
Location: Drop off/Pick up in the MPR
Lead Instructor: Dr. Pam Dillion, Director of Student Services
Offered to: Incoming 4th-6th graders

Does your child study like crazy at home but then bombs the test? The memory demands on school age children are much greater than they are for adults. Adults have already acquired much of the knowledge and skills we need to function each day. Children are bombarded with brand new information that they are expected to both learn and demonstrate each day. Help your child to become a strategic learner. This class teaches memory improvement skills that include games and movement, memorization techniques, and healthy brain snacks. Click here to register via the online store.

 

Laffalot Summer Camp

Dates: July 10th-14th 
Hours: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (pack a lunch)
Location: Drop off/Pick up in MPR
Lead Instructor: Pat Numberg, Director of Laffalot Summer Camp
Offered to: Incoming 1st – 6th graders
Cost: $115 (pay electronically on Laffalot website when registering)


Laffalot Summer Camp offers kids a week of fun-filled activities that will leave them smiling, exhausted and ecstatic. Led by well-trained counselors, your child will spend the day playing high-energy sports and games that help them develop teamwork, build whole-body coordination, improve interpersonal skills, learn sportsmanship, and enjoy friendly competition. To register for this camp, go to Laffalot Summer Camp and select St. Ursula Villa as the location.

 

STEM Programming and Electrical Engineering

Dates: July 17-21
Hours: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (pack a lunch)
Location: Drop off/Pick up in the MPR
Lead Instructor: Matt Cohen, P H. D.
Offered to: Incoming 4th-6th graders
Cost: $150

Students will program and engineer electrical circuits using components from Adafruit.  Spaces will be limited and campers will meet as a group before school is out to nail down what project(s) will be completed in camp, so sign up as soon as possible.  Click here to register via the online store.



Science Sampler

Dates: July 17th-21st 
Hours: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (pack a lunch)
Location: Drop off/Pick up in the MPR
Lead Instructor: Jacquie Berting, Outdoor Education Coordinator and 4th Grade Science Teacher
Offered to: Incoming 3rd-6th graders
Cost: $150
 
Scientific method, inquiry-based exploration, and hands-on experiments…oh my! Young scientists will be all about this interactive week of exploring the different areas of science including biology, chemistry, physics, and geology!  Click here to register via the online store.



Move it! Camp

Dates: July 24th-28th 
Hours: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (pack a lunch)
Location: Drop off/Pick up in the MPR
Lead Instructors: Jessica Harding and Jacquie Berting, SUV teachers
Offered to: Incoming 4th-8th graders
Cost: $150

Let’s get going and Move it!mid-summer for a week of super fun indoor/outdoor activities to get the heart pumping!  Activities will include some fun running/jogging/walking relay exercises as well as team games all while fostering healthy mindsets and building confidence.  We’ll also be sure to have fun with color as we prepare for the super fun COLOR FUN FEST 5K (optional). Click here to register via the online store.

Join fellow SUV students, staff, and parents for the Color Fun Fest 5K on Saturday (optional) as a culmination of the week. Runners will receive a white SUV shirt to wear as they get showered with over 10,000 pounds of color as they navigate the 1.8 mile course (can run the course more than once).  Kids 12 & Under run for free! and teenagers/adults run for $24.99! An added bonus, the festival area features carnival attractions and all proceeds benefit the organization Just Care More.  Parents, siblings…let us know if you want a shirt too J  Register at http://colorfunfest5k.com/cincinnati/

 

Film Photography Camp

 Dates: July 31st-August 4th
Hours: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Drop off/Pick up in the MPR
Lead Instructor: Drew Williams, SUV Spanish Teacher
Offered to: Incoming 4th-8th graders
Cost: $150

Senor Williams would love to share his passion for film photography with our Villa community!  Explore the basics of shooting and appreciating 35mm and/or 120mm format photography as well as the basics of using manual-film cameras.  Photography campers will discover exposure techniques as well as basic composition methods when taking a photo.  Each day campers will be introduced to a particular skill or technique.  They will then practice learned techniques while getting amazing shots from around our beautiful 22-acre campus adhering to daily themes.  Please provide your own film camera (email if you need help finding an inexpensive camera) and we will provide the film.  Optional: students may also bring a digital camera to practice with as well. Click here to register via the online store.

 

Reading/Writing Workshop

 Dates: July 31st-August 4th  
Hours: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (pack a lunch)
Location: Drop off/Pick up in the MPR
Lead Instructor: Jessica Harding, SUV teachers
Offered to: Incoming 6th-8th graders
Cost: $150

 

Students will work on reading comprehension strategies and writing skills through different genres.  This group will explore different writing styles and delve into the writing process.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to work on their Summer Solutions workbooks and their grade-level  summer reading assignments with support from peers and Ms. Harding.  Click here to register via the online store.

 

Jewelry Making Camp

Dates: July 31st - August 4th
Hours: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (pack a lunch)
Location: Drop off/Pick up in the MPR
Lead Instructor: Casey Gries, Visionaries + Voices Teaching Artist
Offered to: Incoming 4rd-8th graders

Girls will work alongside a Visionaries + Voices Teaching Artist and staff member to create a variety of one-of-a-kind beads and pendants using clay & glaze. The fired beads will then be assembled into a beautiful bracelet, necklace and hair-accessory set. A variety of surface techniques will be incorporated into the making of the beads, allowing all students to develop a firm understanding of not only ceramics and jewelry making, but also overall aesthetics. Click here to register via the online store.



 

 Bicycling Camp

Dates: August 7th-11th 
Hours: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Lunken/Armleder
Lead Instructor: Mike Magoto, SUV Art Teacher and Avid Bicyclist
Offered to: Incoming 4th – 8th graders
Cost: $150


 This camp focuses on developing safe riding techniques, mechanical skills, and road knowledge through hands-on experience. At Bike Camp, kids will have a blast spending quality time outdoors with new friends. Campers should meet and get picked up at the main shelter house at Otto Armleder Memorial Park.Please note- students will only be riding on trails and will be under the supervision of two or more adults, depending on numbers. Click here to register via the online store.

All riders must have:
•A properly functioning bicycle
•An up-to-date helmet
•A backpack to carry water, snacks and lunch
•Comfortable attire (no bike-specific clothing necessary for any of the camps)
•Closed-toed shoes – no flip-flops or other sandals

 

Soccer Camp

Dates: August 14th-18th 
Hours: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Location: Villa Soccer Field
Lead Instructor: Jack Hermans, Director of OSYSA Summer Programs
Offered to: Incoming K-6th graders (players will be put in skill/age-appropriate groupings)
Cost: $100


Coach Hermans is a former professional soccer player and former head coach of the Xavier University men's soccer team. He brings with him many talented coaches to help young athletes learn and practice soccer drills, the rules of the game, and teamwork in a fun atmosphere. Don't forget a water bottle and soccer ball.  
Click here to register via the online store.