Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart

2017 Summerspace Camps

Mon Jul 31st, 2017 12 am to Tue Aug 1st, 2017 12 am

SUMMERSPACE '17
AT SACRED HEART ACADEMY

*Summerspace is open to girls entering grades 5-8, except where noted.

*Summerspace offers both morning and afternoon week-long camps. Girls can pick a morning camp (9 a.m. - 12 noon), an afternoon camp (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) or both. There are many campers who stay for a full day. All camps take place at Sacred Heart Academy, except where noted.

*All camps are taught by Sacred Heart faculty & staff members, except where noted.

*Sacred Heart reserves the right to cancel courses for which there is not sufficient enrollment.

*If you are using a gift certificate, please download the paper application. 

*If you are registering one or more girls in your family, we will credit you $25/camp.

Service Camp

Spend a week sharing your time and talents by volunteering at a variety of agencies throughout Western New York. Each day we will volunteer at a different service site and learn about each organization. This is a great opportunity to explore our gifts and talents and to give back and make a difference in the community. Some possible service sites include: Buffalo Zoo, Rainbow K School, Journey's End and Weinberg Campus. Maximum enrollment is 13 girls. Camp is open to girls entering grades 6-8.

June 26 - June 30, AM Camp

Instructor: Maria Clare, SHA Campus Minister

Catholic High School Entrance Examination Prep Course

Prepare yourself for the Catholic High School Entrance Exam in November. Learn strategies for test taking along with review in each section. Girls will take a practice exam on the final day. (This course will also be offered October 14 - November 4.) Camp is open to girls entering grade 8 only.

June 26 - June 30, AM camp

Instructors: Tina Gilbert, SHA Math teacher and Eileen Maloney, SHA English teacher

Introduction to Lacrosse

This camp will focus on the fundamentals of the game, emphasizing basic skills, techniques and concepts. You will learn and practice basic to intermediate stick skills including cradling, passing, catching and shooting drills. In addition, you will learn offensive and defensive techniques and engage in daily scrimmages. Equipment needed: Mouth guard, lacrosse goggles, and stick (SHA has a limited amount of sticks for those who don'town one). Team play will be highlighted as well as individual play.

June 26 - June 30, AM Camp

Instructor: Kristina Hartman, SHA Varsity Lacrosse coach

Introduction to Ceramics/Pottery

Learn about the basics of ceramics as you explore a variety of building techniques. Experiment with the various qualities of clay, and create both functional and sculptural work. You will have a chance to throw on the wheel and create a bowl or plate. You will be able to take home all your projects, and will learn about glazing. No experience necessary. 

June 26 - June 30, PM Camp

Instructor: Tina Vu, Ceramic Artist

Musical Theater

Spend a week learning about live theatre and how to become a part of it. You will learn many different aspects of theatre, including movement, dance, voice and acting, as well as other technical and creative components such as costumes, set design and make-up. Each day you will participate in a series of activities which will prepare you for a performance piece to be presented on the final day of the program.

June 26-30, PM Camp

Instructor: Terri Filips, SHA Musical Director & Associate Theatre Professor, Niagara University

Service Camp

Spend a week sharing your time and talents by volunteering at a variety of agencies throughout Western New York. Each day we will volunteer at a different service site and learn about each organization. this is a great opportunity to explore our gifts and talents and to give back and make a difference in the community. this week will include volunteering at Viva La Casa, Friends of the Night People, Fallon Health Weinberg Campus, and Cornerstone Manor (subject to change). Maximum enrollment is 13 girls. Camp is open to girls entering grades 7-8.

July 3 - 7, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Instructor: Kathy Carlson, SHA Parent

Mixed Media Art Camp

This camp focuses on using numerous materials and techniques to create art. Think collage, drawing, and painting all in one project. You will make a number of personal and unique works throughout the week. We will also take inspiration from current art trends as well as contemporary artists. There will be acrylic painting, printmaking, mixed media and more. 

July 3-7, AM Camp (no camp 7/4)

Instructor: Jennifer Smycznski, Art Education Major, Daemen College

Science Camp

Interested in all kinds of science? This camp will explore different science concepts within the lab, in a fun and exciting way. Activities to include making soap (and the science behind it), edible chemistry experiments, and other sustainable projects to learn about recycling and reusing every day materials. 

July 3 - 7, AM Camp (no camp 7/4)

Instructor: Melanie Whitney '96, SHA Science Teacher

All things Animals

Do you love animals? Maybe you dream about becoming a veterinarian? Spend a week learning all about your favorite animals. this week will feature field trips as well as hands-on learning.

July 3 - 7, PM Camp (no camp on 7/4)

Instructor: Melanie Whitney '96, SHA Science Teacher and Certified Veterinary Technician

CSI at SHA

Do you like solving problems? This camp will introduce you to the world of forensic science and will take a behind-the-scenes look at crime investigations and uncover a series of "who dunnits" using current forensic techniques. During the week you will examine fingerprints and hair and other evidence such as DNA to identify the criminal. You will be presented with a mock crime scene and use your newly acquired forensic skills to solve the case and write up your story of what happened.

July 3 - 7, PM Camp (no camp on 7/4)

Instructor: Sr. Mara Walton, OSF '59, SHA Science Teacher (retired)

Leadership Academy

This program encourages young women to explore and practice skills in the 5B's of Leadership: Becoming a young adult leader, Belonging to a community called school, Believing in God and one's own self, Building relationships and Bettering our world. If you would like to be considered for admission to this program please attach a letter of interest and/or a recommendation from a teacher or principal with the application. Each participant is eligible for a $200 tuition credit to Sacred Heart Academy upon registration at Sacred Heart for the 2018-2019 school year. Camp is open to girls entering grade 8 only.

July 10 - 14, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Instructor: Maria Clare '95, SHA Religion Teacher and Campus Minister

Service Camp

Spend a week sharing your time and talents by volunteering at a variety of agencies throughout Western New Yor. Each day we will volunteer at a different service site and learn about each organization. This is a great opportunity to explore our gifts and talents and to give back and make a difference in the community. This week will include volunteering at Canopy of Neighbors, St. Luke's Mission of Mercy, Buffalo Riverkeepers, Fallon Health and Reinstein Woods (subject to change). Maximum enrollment is 13 girls. Camp is open to girls entering grades 7-8.

July 10 - 14, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Instructor: Kathy Carlson, SHA Parent

Basketball Camp

This camp will help you develop your skills and improve your abilities with emphasis on fundamentals. You will be involved in games, drills and various skill contests throughout the week, according to your age and ability. 

July 10 - 14, AM Camp

Coach: Sarah Pawlak '11, Assistant SHA Varsity Basketball Coach

Introduction to Podcasting

Calling all storytellers, writers, technology-inclined visionaries, future historians, journalists and media personalities! During this camp you will explore the many genres of podcasts, learn what makes a great podcast, and then write, star in and edit a podcast of your very own using a variety of digital tools. No experience necessary.

July 10 - 14, AM Camp

Instructors: Averill Earls & Sarah Handley-Cousins, The History Buffs Podcast (historybuffs.org)

Stained Glass Fusion

Have fun making art by fusing glass using glass kilns. Make jewelry, frit cast ornaments, glass paintings and so much more! This class for beginners is totally hands on and very creative. You will take home everything you make at the end of the week. Students will be bused to Villa Maria College each day. Materials fee: $50.

July 10 - 14, PM Camp

Instructor: Sister Ann Therese Kelly, Villa Maria College Professor, SHA faculty member, and the Roycroft Artisans

Service Camp

Spend a week sharing your time and talents by volunteering at a variety of agencies throughout Western New York. Each day we will volunteer at a different service site and learn about each organization. This is a great opportunity to explore our gifts and talents and to give back and make a difference in the community. This week will include volunteering at Canopy of Neighbors, The Burrito Project, Friends of the Night People, Common Roots Urban Farm and Cornerstone Manor (subject to change). Maximum enrollment is 13 girls. Camp is open to girls entering grades 7-8. 

July 10 - 14, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Instructor: Kathy Carlson, SHA Parent

Cooking Camp #1

Have you always wanted to learn how to cook and make meals for your family? Learn how with Chef Jill Forster of Lait Cru Brasserie and Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile. This unique, hands-on experience will take place at Artisan Kitchens and Baths (on Amherst Street in Buffalo, transportation provided to and from Sacred Heart), with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. You will learn the basics of cooking and spend one day creating desserts. Space is limited! 

July 17 - 21, AM Camp

Instructor: Jill Forster, Owner/Cheesemonger

Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile | Lait Cru Brasserie

Introduction to Field Hockey

This camp will focus on the fundamentals of the game, emphasizing basic skills, techniques, and concepts. You will learn and practice basic to intermediate stick skills including dribbling, passing, receiving, and shooting drills. In addition, you will learn offensive and defensive techniques and engage in daily scrimmages. Equipment needed: mouth guard, goggles, shin guards and stick (SHA has a limited amount of sticks for those who don't own one). Team play will be highlighted as well as individual play.

July 17 - 21, AM Camp

Instructor: Linda Mroz, SHA Varsity Field Hockey Coach

S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) Academy

Explore the fields of science, technology, engineering art and math. Each day will revolve around one of these topics and include a fun activity. This camp will challenge your mind and highlight the power of female ingenuity!

July 17 - 21, AM Camp

Instructors: TBD

Cheerleading Camp

If you are interested in cheerleading, or have ever been a part of a cheer team, then this is the perfect camp for you. We will practice basic skills and beginners level stunting techniques that will prepare you to be a strong member of a team. By the end of the week you will have participated in the creation of a full cheerleading routine. No experience necessary!

July 17 - 21, PM Camp

Coach: Rachele Traina, SHA Varsity Cheerleading Coach

Escape Room Camp

Do you enjoy mental challenges? Escape Rooms are fun, challenging, and require the participants to use their brains. Escape games are a type of physical adventure in which you are "locked" in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues and escape the room within a set time limit. We will start theweek going to an escape room where we will work as a team to try to escape. Then we will plan and create our own escape room experience. We will come up with challenging puzzles and clues and stage our own room. On Friday, family and friends will be invited to come by and escape our room!

July 17 - 21, PM Camp

Instructor: Ruth Donner, SHA faculty member & Owner, Enigma Escape Rooms

Volleyball

This camp is designed to meet the needs of both beginning and intermediate players. As a beginning player, you will learn the basics of volleyball including passing, setting, hitting and serving, while receiving an introduction to team play. If you have experience you will further develop your team skills with a volleyball player who has already mastered the basics. In addition, we will teach offensive and defensive tactics through drills and scrimmages.

July 24 - 28, PM Camp

Coach; Ron Stepien, SHA volleyball coach & Science Teacher

Cooking Camp #2   THIS CAMP IS CURRENTLY FULL

Have you always wanted to learn how to cook and make meals for your family? Learn how with Chef Jill Forster of Nickel City cheese & Mercantile and Lait Cru Brasserie. this unique, hands-on learning experience will take place at Artisan Kitchens & Baths (on Amherst Street in Buffalo, transportation provided to and from Sacred Heart), with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. You will learn the basics of cooking and spend one day creating desserts. Space is limited! Please note: this camp will be different from Cooking Camp #1. $25 materials fee.

July 24 - 28, AM Camp

Instructor: Jill Forster, Owner/Cheesemonger

Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile | Lait Cru Brasserie

Dance Camp

So you think you can dance? Or would you like to learn? we will explore tap, jazz, ballet, modern and lyrical styles of dance. Increase your technical skills and also explore your creativity through improvisation and the creation of your own choreography. This is a great opportunity to explore different styles of dance. 

July 24 - 28, AM Camp

Instructor: Terri Filips, SHA Musical Director & Associate Professor of Theatre and Fine Arts, Niagara University

Introduction to Ukelele

Have you always wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument? The ukulele is fun and easy to learn! Over the course of this camp you will learn everything from string names to tablature to strumming as well as the history and culture of Hawaiian music. No experience necessary. We will provide the ukuleles which will be available for purchase after the camp. 

July 24 - 28, AM Camp

Instructor: Riley Stepnick, SHA music teacher

Do It!

Join us as we head out for a week of doing new and different things at some of Western New York's most popular and unique destinations. Maximum enrollment is 13 girls. 

July 24 - 28, PM Camp

Instructor: Melanie Whitney '96, SHA Science Teacher

Arts & Crafts Camp

Do you enjoy making things and DIY projects? All week we will create different arts and crafts, utilizing a variety of techniques and resources. 

July 24 - 28, PM Camp

Instructor: Riley Stepnick, SHA Music teacher

 

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