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Rhode Island’s perspective and possibility widening boarding and day school, grades 6-12 and postgraduate.

Programs

Summer Programs

We are very excited to confirm that St. Andrew’s Summer Camps are on! Now, perhaps more than ever, our kids need a space where they can explore their passions, be creative, and get lost in the slowness of summertime. Here at St. Andrew’s, we pride ourselves on offering a safe and fun experience, and while we will be closely following the State of Rhode Island’s new COVID-19 mandates and procedures, we are confident that our campers will have a wonderful time!

Like our school, St. Andrew's summer programs are intentionally small. This enables us to provide a thoughtful, tailored, and joyful experience for every child. The majority of our summer staff are part of the St. Andrew's community — from the program directors who are also full time school faculty to the program assistants who are either students or young alumni. Together they inject our summer programs with the same spirit of uncommon kindness, friendship, and fun that characterizes our school.

If you have any questions about our summer offerings or registration, please do not hesitate to contact Matt Peal, director of summer programs, at mpeal@standrews-ri.org or 401.246.1230 ext 3298. 


Please note that our June 22-26 camps have been canceled and we 
will be unable to offer our early drop-off and extended day options this summer.

Adventure Camps
Arts Camps
Athletics Camps
Science Camps
Young Saints Weekly Day Camp
Summer Health and Safety
COVID-19 Refund Policy

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    Matthew Peal 

    Director of Student Life and Summer Programs
ADVENTURE CAMPS

Ropes Course Adventure Camp
Ages 10-15
July 6-10; July 20-24
9am-3pm
Cost: $350/week
This camp will push participants to challenge themselves mentally and physically on our new and improved Adventure Ropes Course. Teamwork skills will be stressed throughout the week, as campers will be required to work together to conquer both low and high ropes challenges. All campers must be ready to place their trust in others, to face personal fears, to try new things and expand the boundaries of their known comfort zones, and to laugh and have fun with others. The week will also include exposure to other adventure activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, and paddleboarding.

Low Ropes Elements include: The Mohawk Walk, Wild Woozy, Nitro Crossing, Electric Fence, Spiders Web, and more.

High Ropes Elements include: Zip Line, Pirates Crossing, Lily Pads (New), Multi Vine, Pamper Pole, Vertical Playground, and more.
 
Lifelong Adventure Camp
Ages 10-15
July 13-17; August 3-August 7
9am-3pm
Cost: $350/week
Over the course of this week, campers will be exposed to a variety of adventure activities that a person can engage in for a lifetime.  We will spend all of our days outdoors exploring Rhode Island and enjoying the challenges and thrills each activity offers.  We will start the week with an introduction to the sport of rock climbing, both indoor and outdoor, and then move to the water for a day of kayaking and a day of paddleboarding. To finish the week, we will spend a day in the woods hiking. Campers will have a lot of fun and leave with the desire to continue the pursuit of these activities in the future.

Leadership Adventure Camp
Ages 10-15
August 10-14
9am-3pm
Cost: $350/week
During this camp, we will follow the basic structure of the Ropes Course Adventure Camp, with some elements of the Lifelong Adventure Camp added in, but our focus will be on developing leadership skills, and those will be stressed through the completion of all elements/activities. There will also be minor “class time” elements (journaling and discussions) mixed in to stress certain points of leadership. This camp will include one or two overnight stays (at the end of the week) that will allow all participants to practice the skills they have picked up over the course of the week and build additional skills. These stays will be optional for those that want an extra challenge, with a location to be determined. This camp has been designed for middle school students who wish to explore their leadership potential and has been intentionally scheduled for the end of summer to aid with, or enhance, the transition back into school.
 

ARTS CAMPS

Visual Arts: Adventures in Painting and Sculpture!
Ages 8-12
July 13-17 and August 3-7
9 am-3 pm
$300/week
Young artists will stretch their imaginations and build their skills in this action-packed week of painting and sculpting in the beautiful St. Andrew’s Art Studios. Artists will learn to create giant sculptures from recycled materials in the style of Pop Artists, paint with vivid color like the Fauves (aka the “Wild Beasts”), experiment with clay as they learn the basics of handbuilding, and try their hand at the ancient Japanese art of Origami.  Artists will leave this week with a mountain of exciting and colorful artwork to be proud of and a taste of the St. Andrew’s visual arts experience. The week culminates in an art show on Friday for the last half hour of camp.  Families and friends are invited to come celebrate their child’s artwork on display in the Griffiths Art Gallery at St. Andrew’s before taking it home.

Visual Arts: Mixed Media and Clay
Ages 8-12
July 20-24; August 10-14
9 am-3 pm
$300/week
The studio will be buzzing with activity as artists learn to create artworks combining painting, collage, printmaking, paper mache, and more! Young artists explore color, line, shape, and form as they create under the guidance of St. Andrew’s visual arts faculty. The mornings are spent with clay as we get creatively messy building clay sculptures in the ceramics studio. Projects are designed to boost confidence in a supportive environment where artists can hone skills and experiment with new materials. The week culminates in an art show on Friday for the last half hour of camp. Families and friends are invited to come celebrate their child’s artwork on display in the Griffiths Art Gallery at St. Andrew’s before taking it home.


ATHLETICS CAMPS
 
Hoops with Hart
Ages 8-18
July 13-17; August 10-14
9am-3pm (Ends at noon on Friday)
Cost: $275/week
St. Andrew’s coaches Michael Hart and John O’Shea will once again lead the 25th annual “Hoops with Hart” Basketball Camp. Campers will learn about the game of basketball, gain valuable life skills, make new friends, have fun, and receive awards and prizes on completion.
 

SCIENCE CAMPS
 
Introduction to Robotics
Ages 8-15
July 27-31
9am-3pm
Cost: $375/week
Campers are taught engineering basics with an emphasis on exploration and trial and error field testing. They will be introduced to STEM principles that lay the foundation for exciting careers in computer science, engineering, and math.

Intermediate/Advanced Robotics
Ages 8-15
August 3-7
9am-3pm
Cost: $375/week
This camp is the next step in the progression of robotics education. Campers work in teams to build and program more advanced and intelligent robots. They will use the Arduino system, and work through C++ programming, as well as design their own project.

3D Design, Printing, and Engineering Camp
Ages 8-15
August 10-14
9am-3pm
Cost: $375/week
Campers will have fun learning how to design and make models of different building structures. They will be introduced to advanced engineering tools like computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D scanning and printing. 


YOUNG SAINTS PROGRAM


Our Young Saints camp is geared towards students ages 5-10 and has a different theme each week. You can sign up for one week or multiple weeks.

Cost: $250 per session 
              
Session I: Green Thumbs
July 6 - July 10
Campers will spend this week helping our neighbors at the Barrington Farm School! There they will learn what it takes to grow fruits, vegetables, and flowers. This is a real, hands-on type of experience so be prepared to get dirty!

Session II: Lego Mania
July 13 - July 17
Give your imagination a boost with the endless possibilities of LEGOs! Each day will have a focus and challenge that encourages campers to problem solve and collaborate while building various LEGO models.  Of course, LEGO week is not complete without a trip to Snapology where campers can bring their creations to life!

Session III: In the Kitchen
July 20 - July 24
This week is designed to introduce basic culinary concepts to young chefs. Working closely with camp staff, campers will make delicious snacks to enjoy with their new friends.
 
Session IV: Sports Extravaganza
July 27 - July 31
This week campers will spend time learning the rules and techniques required to play some of St. Andrew’s traditional sports, as well as have the chance to create their own! To wrap up the week, campers will enjoy a trip to a local bowling alley.

Session V: Science Exploration
August 3 - August 7
Science exploration week offers a daily combination of in-class discovery in our science labs and outdoor games and physical activities. Campers will be able to see, hear, smell, touch, and taste what science is really all about!  

Session VI: Animal Safari
August 10 - August 14
Campers will enjoy a week-long journey into the world of domestic and exotic animals through stories, music, and various art projects. They’ll have fun while learning about these animals and the importance of preserving their habitats through hands-on activities and an exciting end-of-summer trip to Roger Williams Park Zoo.

SUMMER HEALTH AND SAFETY

This year, we will be opening with some very important changes to protect your children’s health and safety. 
  • All of our STEM, Adventure, and Visual Arts Camps will be limited to 14 total campers (plus the instructor) in order to comply with RIDOH regulations that campers must remain in stable groups (same group of children all week) of no more than 15 people.
  • Our Hoops with Hart camps will be larger given our ability to utilize various spaces in Jones and Sage gyms; however, the camp will be broken into smaller groups that will remain stable for the week and adhere to RI DOH guidelines.
  • Because we are required to keep campers in stable groups, we will not be able to offer early drop-off or late pick-up options this summer. We understand this may create hardships for families, and we are deeply sorry for that. If you have already signed up for those options, you will be refunded your payment. In addition, if this change means you will not be able to send your child to camp this summer, we will issue you a full refund.
  • We will follow the RIDOH requirements with regard to masks. As the language states, campers will not be required to wear masks, but our adults who are in contact with other adults throughout the day will wear them. In addition, all campers are asked to wear masks during the arrival and departure process and to have them available throughout the day should they wish to or should it be necessary for them to wear them.
  • A daily health screening/form will be required of all campers and staff. More information about this will be sent out in the days leading up to camp.
SUMMER CAMPS REFUND POLICY
We hope your family is safe and healthy during these uncertain and challenging times. While St. Andrew's is currently closed and following all recommendations and practices set forth by the CDC and local and state governments, we continue to receive summer registrations and are looking forward to seeing everyone in a few short months. Should health and safety issues related to COVID-19 warrant the cancellation of any program, your payment will be fully refunded. If you have any questions regarding our policies or the steps we are taking to ensure a safe and fun summer, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We can't wait to be together again soon!