Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart Summerspace 2018

Mon Jun 25th, 2018 9 am to Fri Jul 27th, 2018 3 pm
At Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart
Summer camps for middle school girls

SUMMERSPACE 2018
at Sacred Heart Academy

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

**Summerspace offers both morning and afternoon weeklong 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.

*Girls staying for both morning and afternoon camps should bring a lunch and drink. Snacks are included each day. 

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

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

 

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 and a practice exam on the final day. (This course will also be offered October 13 - November 3.)

June 25-June 29, AM camp, girls entering grade 8 only

Instructors: Tom Naber, 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't own one.) Team play will be highlighted as well as individual play. 

June 25 - June 29, AM camp

Instructor: Kristina Geschwender, SHA Varsity Lacrosse coach

Musical Theatre FULL

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 25 - June 29, AM camp

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

Cooking Camp: The Basics - Camp is Full

Indulge your culinary curiosity! This hands-on experience will take place in the loft kitchen at Aritsan Kitchen and Bath (transportation to and from SHA will be provided). Chef Krista Van Wagner will introduce basic cooking techniques including knife skills, equipment use, meal preparation (mise en place), sauteing, deglazing and baking. Every day you will be working around a cooking theme ranging from making homemade soups and salads to healthy breakfast ideas. $25 consumable fee.

June 25 - June 29, PM camp

Coding Camp 

Learn the basics of computer programming that power not only your phones, iPads and TVs but also the movies, shows and music videos you watch. Bring your creativity as we learn how to program through Scratch, an online block-based coding program. We will create animations similar to the Google homepage logo animations as well as mini-movie animations. You will leave with skills you can use to continue creating at home! An e-mail address is required to use the online platform. 

June 25 - June 29, PM camp

Instructor: Jessica Geraci, SHA Math teacher

Leadership Academy

This program encourages young women to explore and practice skills in the 5 B'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 $150 tuition credit to Sacred Heart Academy upon registration for the 2019-2020 school year. For girls entering grade 8 only. 

July 2 - July 6 (no camp on July 4), 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (FULL DAY)

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

Science Camp

Interested in all kinds of science? This camp will explore different science concepts within the lab in a fun and exciting way. Labs will include testing common foods for the presence of protein, fat and sugar; edible chemistry experiments; learning how to extract DNA from strawberries; learning how proteins are made; and investigating how biodiversity can improve our lives. 

July 2 - July 6, AM camp (no camp on July 4)

Instructor: Melanie Whitney '96, SHA Science Teacher

Introduction to Ukulele

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!

July 2 - July 6 (no camp on July 4), 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. 

July 2 - July 6 (no camp on July 4), PM camp

Instructor: Melanie Whitney '96, SHA science teacher

Forensics

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 dunits" 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. It is really fun!
 
July 2 - July 6 (no camp July 4), PM camp
 
Instructor: Sister Mara Walton, OSF '59, SHA Staff

Brain Games - Camp is Full

Spend a week exercising your brain! This camp will include a variety of problem-solving activities including an escape room, a scavenger hunt, geocaching, a mystery party, fun puzzles and brainteasers. 

July 6 - July 2 (no camp July 4), PM camp

Instructor: Ruth Donner, SHA Faculty and Owner, Enigma Escape Rooms

Sewing Camp: Fashion! 

If you have ever wondered about how to turn your fashion ideas into a reality, this is the camp for you! Explore your creativity and define your own unique style. In this camp you will learn how to read patterns and sew, and gain an understanding of textiles, color and trend spotting. The end result will be a stylish article of clothing of your own. No sewing experience necessary!

July 9 - July 13, AM camp

Instructor: Arlene Kay, Owner, Fashion Lab NY

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 do not own one.) Team play will be highlighted as well as individual play. 

July 9 - July 12, AM camp

Instructor: Kristina Geschwender, SHA Varsity field hockey coach

Cooking Camp #2: Flavors of the Caribbean

Indulge your culinary curiosity! This hands-on experience will take place in the loft kitchen at Artisan Kitchen and bath (transportation to and from SHA will be provided). Chef Krista Van Wagner will incorporate a basic skills class while preparing exotic dishes from the Caribbean. Menu items will include making conch fritters, black bean soup, jerk chicken, coconut rice and beans, meat patties, and peanut butter and key lime pies. $25 consumable fee. 

July 9 - July 13, AM camp

Instructor: Krista Van Wagner, Professional chef & educator

Sewing Camp: Extreme Bedroom Makeover

Are you ready for a bedroom makeover? Or just need some updates? In  just one week this camp will transform your room into your creation. From creating an inspiration board with all your favorite colors and designs to selecting fabric for your projects, this unique expeirience will be entirely yours. No sewing experience necessary!

July 9-13, PM camp

Instructor: Arlene Kaye, Owner, Fashion Lab NY

Drawing Camp

Learn to draw realistically with charcoal and pastels. In this camp you will learn about perspective, drawing from still objects and how to make your imaginative ideas come to life. We will also do some urban sketching so you can capture beauty wherever you go. This camp is for the beginning as well as the budding artist. 

July 9 - July 13, PM camp

Instructor: Talia Ryan '14, Masters in Art Education, Nazareth College '19

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. This camp is for the beginning as well as the experienced player.

July 16 - July 20, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Full day)

Coach: Carrie Owens, SHA Varsity basketball coach

Service Camp - Camp is Full

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 ann 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. Camp is open to girls entering grades 6-8.

July 16 - July 20, AM camp

Instructor: Maria Clare, SHA campus minister

Printmaking Camp

Before photos, inkjet printers, and Instagram, there was Printmaking! In this camp you will learn a variety of relief printmaking techniques, make decorative, detailed beautiful prints, learn how to carve your own stamps and make prints using special inks, as well as learning some art history along the way. You will have lots of creative freedom as you experiment with this easy to use medium. 

July 16 - July 20, AM camp

Instructor: Talia Ryan '14, Masters in Art Education, Nazareth College '19

Money Skills

A camp designed to introduce you to financial literacy and money management skills. During a week of interactive activities you will learn about everything from budgeting and saving, to investing and risk management. The end-goal is for you to walk away with a heightened curiosity and a feeling of urgency to make smart life and financial decisions. 

July 16 - July 20, PM camp

Instructor: Barbara Blood, SHA Economics teacher

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 bussed to Villa Maria College each day. Materials fee: $50.

July 16 - July 20, PM camp

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

Cooking Camp: The basics - Camp is Full

Indulge your culinary curiosity! This hands-on experience will take place in the loft kitchen at Artisan Kitchen and Bath (transportation to and from SHA will be provided). Chef Krista Van Wagner will introduce basic cooking techniques including knife skills, equipment use, meal preparation (mise en place), sauteing, deglazing, and baking. Every day you will be working around a cooking theme ranging from making homemade soups and salads to healthy breakfast ideas. $25 consumable fee. Please note: This camp is a repeat of Cooking Camp Week #1.

July 23 - July 27, AM camp

Instructor: Krista Van Wagner, Professional chef & culinary instructor

Around the World in 5 Days

Spend a week "traveling" to France, England, Spain, Italy and Greece! Each day you will travel to a different country and learn about customs, culture, music, food, language and more. Activities are included each day - passports NOT required!

July 23- July 27, AM camp

Instructor: Lindsay Bonn, Teacher in Madrid, Spain

Service Camp - Camp is Full

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. Maximum enrollment is 13 girls. Camp is open to girls entering grades 6-8.

July 23 - July 27, AM camp

Instructor: Maria Clare, SHA Campus minister

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 adn defensive tactics through drills and scrimmages. 

July 23 - July 27, PM camp

Coach: Ron Stepien, SHA Volleyball coach & Science teacher

Introduction to Digital Photography - Portraits of Self and Psyche - Camp is Full

In this week-long workshop we will explore what it means to make a portrait, of the self and others. Camera and lighting techniques will be reviewed before you begin to make your own portraits. The class will culminate with each student producing portraits of herself, traditional and/or abstract, and making them into an accordion book. 

July 23 - July 27, PM camp

Instructor: Nancy J. Parisi, Freelance photographer & journalist

 

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