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

Programs

Summer Programs

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. 

Adventure Camps (ages 10 to 14)
Arts Camps (ages 3 to 14)
Basketball Camps (ages 8 to 18)
STEM Camps (ages 8 to 15)
Young Saints Day Camp (ages 5 to 10)

Summer Health and Safety
Summer Camp Policies

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    Matthew Peal 

    Director of Auxiliary Programs
ADVENTURE CAMPS

Adventure Camp
Ages 10-15
July 12-16; July 26-30; August 9-13
9am-3pm
Cost: $375/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 zone, 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.  
 
Lifelong Adventure Camp
Ages 10-15
July 19-23; August 2-August 6
9am-3pm
Cost: $375/week
Over the course of this week, campers will be exposed to a variety of adventure activities in which a person can engage 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 will hopefully leave with the desire to pursue these activities in the future. 




ARTS CAMPS

Note: Each week of our visual arts camps culminates in an art show on Friday for the last half hour of camp. Families and friends are invited to come view and celebrate their child’s artwork on display in the Griffiths Art Gallery at St. Andrew’s before taking it home.

Photography
Ages 8-15
July 12-16

9 am - 3 pm
Cost $300/week
Young photographers will build on their technical and creative photography skills in this fun and exciting week on campus. Campers will learn about and apply the foundations of photography, learn about the different functions of their cameras, and experiment with different types of photography including still life, portrait, and landscape. 

Requirements for campers: Campers are responsible for bringing their own digital cameras and SD cards - at least 8GB. Cameras do not need to be DSLR - point and shoots are fine. Always bring a camera charger and extra battery if available. Also, if possible, bring a small notebook/sketchbook for ideas/pasting in photos.

Building Character with Clay
Ages 8-15
July 19-23 
9 am - 3 pm
$350/week
 Campers will get a dive into the world of clay. From learning the basics of handbuilding pots to detail sculpting and glazing a character. Half of this camp will be sculpting with ceramics and the other half will be collaging with mixed media. There will be a perfect balance of developing skills in 3D and 2D artwork. 
 
Color is my Middle Name
Ages 8-15
July 26-30
9 am - 3 pm
$350/week
Campers will get to explore the messy fun of painting and the rewarding end result of collages. They will learn the simple tricks of how to design works of art using contrast with their colors and compositions so their artworks stand out. We will be making our own dramatic color paintings, then cutting them up and reassembling them to create self-portraits and landscapes; we will sculpt and paint a mask like the Carnival of Venice, and dive into collage techniques with mixed media. 

Princess Ballerina Camp
Ages 3-7
July 26-30
9 am - 12 pm
$200/week
Dancers will learn the basics of ballet, tap, and creative movement. They will create a princess wand and tiara along with other princess crafts and have fun with music at the same time!

Adventures in Painting and Sculpture!
Ages 8-12
August 2-6

9 am-3 pm
$350/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. 

Mixed Media and Clay
Ages 8-12
August 9-13
9 am-3 pm
$350/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. 




BASKETBALL CAMPS
 
Hoops with Hart
Ages 8-18
July 12-16; August 9-13
9am-3pm (Ends at noon on Friday)
Cost: $275/week
Join St. Andrew’s coaches Michael Hart and John O’Shea for the 26th 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 upon completion of the week.



STEM CAMPS
 
Introduction to Robotics
Ages 8-15
July 26-30
9am-3pm
Cost: $375/week
Students are taught engineering basics with an emphasis on exploration and trial-and-error field testing. They are introduced to STEM principles that lay the foundation for exciting careers in computer science, engineering, and math.

Intermediate/Advanced Robotics
Ages 8-15
August 2-6
9am-3pm
Cost: $375/week
This camp is the next step in the progression of robotics education. If you have a mechanical mind, or like to build things, this camp is sure to challenge you. Campers work in teams to build and program more advanced and intelligent robots. Campers will use the Arduino programming language and robots. 

3D Design, Printing, and Engineering
Ages 8-15
August 9-13
9am-3pm
Cost: $375/week
Campers will have fun learning how to design and make models of different building structures. The campers will be introduced to advanced engineering tools like computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D scanning and printing.


YOUNG SAINTS CAMP


Our Young Saints Camp is geared towards students ages 5-10. With weekly field trips, a variety of projects, and ample amounts of playtime, our Young Saints Camp enables campers to make new friends, develop new skills, and create lasting memories. Each week has a different theme and includes a trip to the beach. Campers can come for one week or multiple weeks.

Cost: $250 per session 
              
Session I: Animals by Sea and by Land
June 28 - July 2
Campers will enjoy a week-long journey into the world of marine and land animals through art, storytelling and music. To cap off the week, we will dive into a fun field trip to the Nature Center and Aquarium at the Audubon Society.

Session II: Wizardry Week
July 5 - July 9 
This week will be M-A-G-I-C! Campers will be able to try their hand at some simple magic tricks, and Marvelous Marvin will come visit us with his show, “The Magic of Science.” 

Session III: Let’s Move It!
July 12 - July 16

This week campers will spend time learning the rules and techniques for some summertime sports and fitness activities and will also have the chance to create their own. Campers will also enjoy a trip to a local bowling alley.
 
Session IV: Green Thumbs 
July 19 - July 23
Campers will spend this week cultivating their green thumbs. We’ll also head over to the Barrington Farm School and meet with Bee Keeper Dane for a honey of an adventure.

Session V: In the Kitchen
July 26 - July 30 
This week is designed to whet the taste buds of our young chefs. Working closely with camp staff, campers will make delicious snacks to enjoy with their new friends. We’ll also head over to Hope & Main for a fun cooking workshop with “Made by Me.”  

Session VI: Treasure Island
August 2 - August 6 
Ahoy, matey! This week’s theme is pirate adventure. Stories, music, and map-making fill this week, which includes a trip for some outdoor paradise mini-golf!

Session VII: Lego Mania
August 9 -13
Campers will give their 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  visit from Snapology. Oh, snap!


SUMMER HEALTH AND SAFETY
Since the beginning of the school year, St. Andrew’s School has successfully run our in-person academic programs, after-school activities, and residential programs. We will apply the same safety protocols we use daily to ensure a safe environment for our campers and will adhere to all government (local, state, and federal) guidelines on the operation of summer camps, including sanitation protocols, masking and social distancing, and group gathering limits.

ST. ANDREW'S SUMMER CAMPS POLICIES

Cancellations:
Camp cancellations may be made by emailing mpeal@standrews-ri.org.
 
A 75% refund will be given for cancellations made one month prior to the camp reservation. A 50% refund will be given to cancellations made between one month and two weeks prior to the camp reservation. There will be no refunds issued within the two-week window of the camp starting.

Camp Reservation Changes:
 
If you wish to change to a different camp, you must first email mpeal@standews-ri.org. Once your prior registration is canceled, you may return to the registration portal to register for a new camp. If the new camp you'd like to register for does not appear in the registration portal, the deadline to register has passed, and registration for that camp is closed.