2024 Summer Programs

St. Thomas High School • Enrichment • Academics • Athletics

St. Thomas High School
Enrichment • Academics • Athletics

St. Thomas High School
Enrichment • Academics • Athletics

Explore the dropdowns below to view 2024 dates for all grade levels.

Original Credit
Session 1: Tuesday, June 11 – Tuesday, July 2 (No class on Wednesday, June 19)

  • Geometry: 7:30am-11:30am (Price $1700 total, both sessions required)
  • Computer Applications: 12:00pm-4:00pm (Price: $850)

Session 2: Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 26

  • Geometry: 7:30am-11:30am (Price $1700 total, both sessions required)
  • Computer Applications: 8:00am-12:00pm (Price: $850)

Credit Recovery
Session 1: Wednesday, June 12 – Wednesday, July 3 (No class on Wednesday, June 19)
Price: $600 per class

  • Math: 8:00am-11:00am
  • Spanish: 8:00am-11:00am
  • English: 8:00am-11:00am
  • Social Studies: 8:00am-11:00am
  • Theology: 12:00pm-3:00pm
  • Science: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Session 2: Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 26
Price: $600 per class

  • Math: 8:00am-11:00am
  • English: 8:00am-11:00am
  • Social Studies: 8:00am-11:00am
  • Science: 12:00pm-3:00pm

STH Band Camp
Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2
8:00am-12:00pm
Available to rising 9th-12th grade STH and IWA students registered for STH Band.
Price: $165

Freshman Summer Baseball Games
June 5, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
6:00pm-8:00pm
Incoming STH Freshmen (with baseball experience)
Price: $200

Baseball Iron Eagle Session 1
June 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 27
10:00am-11:30am
Incoming Freshmen, Returning STH Baseball Players
Price: $175

Baseball Iron Eagle Session 2
July 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 11, 15, 16, 18
10:00am-11:30am
Incoming Freshmen, Returning STH Baseball Players
Price: $175

Freshman Football Iron Eagle
June 10th-July 25th (M-Th; off the week of July 1st-4th)
5:00pm-6:30pm
Incoming Freshmen
Price: $350

10th-12th Football Iron Eagle
June 10th-July 25th (M-Th; off the week of July 1st-4th)
6:30pm-8:00pm
Returning STH Football Players
Price: $350

Soccer Iron Eagle
June 10th-July 25th (M-Th; off the week of July 1st-4th)
4:00pm-6:00pm
Incoming Freshmen, Returning STH Soccer Players
Price: $350

Cross Country Iron Eagle
June 10th-July 26th (M-Th; off the week of July 1st-4th)
6:00am-8:00am
Open to rising 9th-12th grade St. Thomas students.
Price: $350

Strength and Conditioning 1
Monday, June 10-Thursday, June 27 (M-Th)
1:00pm-3:00pm
Rising 6th-8th boys
Price: $300

St. Thomas Youth Strength & Conditioning Camp seeks to teach young athletes the proper form and method for exercises within their age range. Our intent is to properly teach each athlete how to perform the movements safely and effectively, thus giving them a solid foundation that will carry forward with them to their next season/sport. Athletes of all physical abilities are welcome, and exercises will be modified to ensure safety is maintained based on skill sets. All sessions will all be held at St Thomas High School in our weight room and practice fields, Monday through Thursday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Each camp will run for three weeks in total. Session 1 will be from June 10th through June 27th. Session 2 will be from July 8th through July 25th.

Basketball 1
Monday, June 10-Thursday, June 13
9:00am-12:00pm
Rising 6th-8th boys
Price: $300

St. Thomas Youth Basketball Camp is open to rising 6th-8th graders. Campers will learn to become self-disciplined and gain self-confidence that will be used not only in basketball games but also in their daily life. Campers will be challenged in a competitive environment to develop the mental and physical skills necessary to compete. All ability levels welcome!

Baseball
Monday, June 17-Thursday, June 20
9:00am-12:00pm
Rising 6th-8th boys
Price: $300

Designed to provide a fun, low pressure atmosphere where players can receive individual instruction to improve their fundamentals while developing a love for the game. Players will learn fielding, throwing, base-running, sliding and pitching fundamentals, all within the confines of our new Fr. Wilson Field, home to 24-time state champion Eagle Baseball.

All campers should come equipped with everything they would take to a baseball game: baseball pants or athletic shorts, bat, batting gloves, batting helmet if available, fielding glove, cap, cleats or athletic shoes. Camp t-shirt included. Camp is open to rising 6th-8th grade boys with some baseball experience. This camp is not recommended for first time/beginner baseball players.

Track and Field
Monday, June 24-Thursday, June 27
8:30am-11:30am
Rising 6th-8th boys and girls
Price: $300

Designed by Eagle state championship coach and former University of Houston track and field performer Nathan Labus to teach, instruct, and guide campers with the most cutting-edge techniques for the respective individual events. This camp will offer instruction in shot, discus, hurdles, long jump, triple jump, high jump, blocks/form running. Training sessions are designed in small groups so coaches and counselors have more opportunity for one-on-one instruction. Campers should be equipped with running apparel, running shoes, running watch, towel, and water bottle. Camp t-shirt included. Camp is coed and open to rising 6th-8th graders of all ability levels.

Strength and Conditioning 2
Monday, July 8-Thursday, July 25 (M-Th)
1:00pm-3:00 pm
Rising 6th-8th boys
Price: $300

St. Thomas Youth Strength & Conditioning Camp seeks to teach young athletes the proper form and method for exercises within their age range. Our intent is to properly teach each athlete how to perform the movements safely and effectively, thus giving them a solid foundation that will carry forward with them to their next season/sport. Athletes of all physical abilities are welcome, and exercises will be modified to ensure safety is maintained based on skill sets. All sessions will all be held at St Thomas High School in our weight room and practice fields, Monday through Thursday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Each camp will run for three weeks in total. Session 1 will be from June 10th through June 27th. Session 2 will be from July 8th through July 25th.

Basketball 2
Monday, July 8-Thursday, July 11
9:00am-12:00pm
Rising 6th-8th boys
Price: $300

St. Thomas Youth Basketball Camp is open to rising 6th-8th graders. Campers will learn to become self-disciplined and gain self-confidence that will be used not only in basketball games but also in their daily life. Campers will be challenged in a competitive environment to develop the mental and physical skills necessary to compete. All ability levels welcome!

Football
Monday, July 22-Thursday, July 25
9:00am-12:00pm
Rising 3rd-8th boys and girls
Price: $300

We are looking to provide the best experience possible across all skill levels and for all interested in football. Our goal is to teach all three phases of football across the course of four days. This group will rotate through individual and group training, which will focus on progressively building on what they’ve learned the previous day. Your student-athlete will be taught the importance of teamwork, consideration of others, self-discipline, and how sports will be a factor in their journey for years to come. All staff will be in school compliance to ensure all necessary safety procedures are followed. We want all players to leave at the end of the week with a positive experience with football and an excitement to go into the next season as a better version of themselves.

Aquinas Academy – Co-ed Enrichment Camps for 3rd-8th Graders
Week 1: June 17 – 21 (No class on Wednesday, June 19)
Week 2: June 24 – 27
Week 3: July 8 – 11
Week 4: July 15 – 18

Pricing
Full Day (9:00am-3:00pm): $400
Half Day (9:00am-12:00pm): $250
Early Drop-off (8:00am-8:45am): $40 per week
Extended Day (3:00pm-4:00pm): $40 per week
Lunch Option (for full day students only): $40 per week (Each day will be a different lunch, including box lunches from Chick-fil-A, Mytiburger, Subway, and pizza.)

See schedule below for course descriptions and more information on what is offered each week.

  Aquinas Academy Co-ed Enrichment Camps Schedule

View the weekly schedules below for our co-ed enrichment camps designed for 3rd-8th graders.

No class on Wednesday, June 19

MORNING CLASSES

PE Favorites
Come join us while we enjoy doing all of your PE favorite games.

Brain Games
Your child will be challenged to think outside the box with fun and exciting Brain Games! Take challenges to the next level with engaging activities such as brain teasers, tongue twisters, word puzzles, math games, logic puzzles, unsolved mysteries and more!

Study Skills
In this class, we will learn skills not directly taught in your regular school classes. As students transition into higher grades with more rigorous academic demands, the need for strong skills in organization, time management, research, and note-taking become even more important. Establishing strong study habits now will help you learn more effectively, decrease stress, and increase self-confidence throughout your academic years. Learn various techniques to gain more control of your studies by signing up for the Summer@STH study skills class.

Storybook Theater

Safer Building Design
Many parts of the world are prone to earthquakes. Some of these technologies apply to hurricane damage, as well. Understanding the relationship between design and building safety is a matter of life and death. The effects of earthquakes will be simulated in class. Students will design and build structures to counter the effects of the movement. Students will also learn how to analyze video data to quantitate the properties of the structural response.

Introduction to Game Lab
Students will program animations, interactive art, and games in Game Lab. They will start off with simple shapes and build up to more sophisticated sprite-based animations and games, using the same programming concepts and the design process computer scientists use daily. In a final project, students will develop a personalized, interactive program.

Hands On Drum Class
Explore the world of music through hands on performance. The student will learn how to perform as a group and as a soloist using hand drums, hand percussion instruments and “found” non-traditional instruments.

Art: Shade Like a Renaissance Artist
Students will have the opportunity to gain experience about the Italian Renaissance artists and their contributions to the art world, along with creating a pencil/colored pencil value scale with forms, then apply their direct observation and shading skills to develop a beautiful still life drawing.

Creative Writing

AFTERNOON CLASSES

Dodgeball
There is more than one way to play the game of Dodgeball. This game is a great way to better your agility, reaction time, teamwork skills, and an amazingly fun way to have some summer time fun! Come join us and learn all the different was to duck, dive, and dodge to be the ultimate winner.

Breaking News!
Students will report on news around the world by researching current events and formatting information to present like they are news reporters or sports broadcasters!

Mandala Magic
During our course, students will explore the circle by creating structured mandalas. Mandalas contribute to a healthy state of mindfulness by improving one’s concentration, alleviating discomfort, encouraging creativity, and providing one with a sense of calmness, peace, and tranquility. Students will synthesize the history and cultural background of mandalas, look for inspiration in geometry and nature to journal and explore what they mean, and apply knowledge of polygons, symmetry, and color schemes to design their own mandala creations.

Game On!
Board games are intellectually stimulating and fun to play! Through participation in this class, students will master new skills and concepts in an enjoyable way. This class values relationship building, teamwork, friendly competition, and a willingness to try new things. The goal is to unite those who are passionate about board games to provide new, different, and interesting games for students to play, and to create an enjoyable gaming environment. Some board games such as Parcheesi, Chess, and even Mancala have been around for centuries. So come on, unplug from the digital world for a little while, and challenge your mind in the Summer@STH board games class!

Lip Sync Camp

3D Printing

How A.I. Works
Lessons focus on creating an exciting first experience for students, where students engage in an activity or simulation and then reflect on the experience as a way to build understanding around AI and build empathy with those impacted by it. Some lessons focus more on the technology behind AI, while other lessons focus on the societal impacts and ethical considerations of AI.

Art: Clay Mask Making
Students will have fun creating their own unique and diverse culturally inspired clay mask utilizing various clay tools and techniques.

Creative Writing

Sew Much Fun!
5th-8th graders, come experience the soul-satisfying, meditative magic of sewing. Each day, students will choose between two potential projects. There will be projects available that suit the interests of both boys and girls. In addition to practicing creativity and self-expression, students will have the opportunity to learn basic hand-stitching techniques including embroidery and applique. While the majority of class time will be spent hand-sewing, students will also have the opportunity to practice stitching lines on a sewing machine. This hands-on class is sure to be memorable as students build confidence, make new friends, and learn a lifelong skill. NOTE: “Sew Much Fun” is a a two hour class. If you choose this class for Period 4, you must also choose it for Period 5.

MORNING CLASSES

Fitness and More
Come move your body to build up fitness and strength.

Brain Games
Your child will be challenged to think outside the box with fun and exciting Brain Games! Take challenges to the next level with engaging activities such as brain teasers, tongue twisters, word puzzles, math games, logic puzzles, unsolved mysteries and more!

Bio Week
Biology is the study of life, and it is one of the most amazing subject to study! We are lucky to be situated near the banks of Buffalo Bayou, which offers a wide array of flora and fauna for us to examine and discover. We will also talk about planting seeds, and observe the effects of water and light on a growing plant. We will learn to identify some common plants, and we will observe all types of microscopic organisms with a microscope. We will learn about DNA, and will even extract it from our own cells in order to see our own DNA!

Study Skills
In this class, we will learn skills not directly taught in your regular school classes. As students transition into higher grades with more rigorous academic demands, the need for strong skills in organization, time management, research, and note-taking become even more important. Establishing strong study habits now will help you learn more effectively, decrease stress, and increase self-confidence throughout your academic years. Learn various techniques to gain more control of your studies by signing up for the Summer@STH study skills class.

Puppetry

Safer Building Design
Many parts of the world are prone to earthquakes. Some of these technologies apply to hurricane damage, as well. Understanding the relationship between design and building safety is a matter of life and death. The effects of earthquakes will be simulated in class. Students will design and build structures to counter the effects of the movement. Students will also learn how to analyze video data to quantitate the properties of the structural response.

Introduction to Game Lab
Students will program animations, interactive art, and games in Game Lab. They will start off with simple shapes and build up to more sophisticated sprite-based animations and games, using the same programming concepts and the design process computer scientists use daily. In a final project, students will develop a personalized, interactive program.

Hands On Drum Class
Explore the world of music through hands on performance. The student will learn how to perform as a group and as a soloist using hand drums, hand percussion instruments and “found” non-traditional instruments.

Art: Impressionism to Post Impressionism
Students will learn how to use oil pastels to develop and create their own Impressionistic or Post Impressionistic oil pastel landscape drawing.

Creative Writing

AFTERNOON CLASSES

Lawn Games
Get ready to dominate family vacations, beach parties, and at recess. Players will get the chance to play badminton, bocce ball, corn hole, 4 square, and horse shoes. Learn the rules so you can help your friends and have fun for many years to come.

Breaking News
Students will report on news around the world by researching current events and formatting information to present like you are a news reporter.

Elective 2: Chemistry in Action
In this elective class, we will study and learn about the scientific process, from beginning to end. We will discuss and create experiments to analyze certain Chemistry concepts. Join us as we use chemicals to dissolve and iron nail. We will learn about 6 types of chemical reactions, and will make calculations to make sense of the data we collect.

Mandala Magic
During our course, students will explore the circle by creating structured mandalas. Mandalas contribute to a healthy state of mindfulness by improving one’s concentration, alleviating discomfort, encouraging creativity, and providing one with a sense of calmness, peace, and tranquility. Students will synthesize the history and cultural background of mandalas, look for inspiration in geometry and nature to journal and explore what they mean, and apply knowledge of polygons, symmetry, and color schemes to design their own mandala creations.

Game On!
Board games are intellectually stimulating and fun to play! Through participation in this class, students will master new skills and concepts in an enjoyable way. This class values relationship building, teamwork, friendly competition, and a willingness to try new things. The goal is to unite those who are passionate about board games to provide new, different, and interesting games for students to play, and to create an enjoyable gaming environment. Some board games such as Parcheesi, Chess, and even Mancala have been around for centuries. So come on, unplug from the digital world for a little while, and challenge your mind in the Summer@STH board games class!

Lip Sync Camp

3D Printing

How AI Works
Lessons focus on creating an exciting first experience for students, where students engage in an activity or simulation and then reflect on the experience as a way to build understanding around AI and build empathy with those impacted by it. Some lessons focus more on the technology behind AI, while other lessons focus on the societal impacts and ethical considerations of AI.

Art: Van Gogh Inspired Sunflower Clay Sculpture
Students will learn about 3-dimensional form, various clay techniques, bisque ware to glaze firing differences, and how to effectively use clay tools to create a bright and vividly colored Van Gogh inspired sunflower clay sculpture.

Creative Writing

Sew Much Fun!
5th-8th graders, come experience the soul-satisfying, meditative magic of sewing. Each day, students will choose between two potential projects. There will be projects available that suit the interests of both boys and girls. In addition to practicing creativity and self-expression, students will have the opportunity to learn basic hand-stitching techniques including embroidery and applique. While the majority of class time will be spent hand-sewing, students will also have the opportunity to practice stitching lines on a sewing machine. This hands-on class is sure to be memorable as students build confidence, make new friends, and learn a lifelong skill. NOTE: “Sew Much Fun” is a a two hour class. If you choose this class for Period 4, you must also choose it for Period 5.

MORNING CLASSES

PE Favorites
Come join us while we enjoy doing all of your PE favorite games.

Brain Games
Your child will be challenged to think outside the box with fun and exciting Brain Games! Take challenges to the next level with engaging activities such as brain teasers, tongue twisters, word puzzles, math games, logic puzzles, unsolved mysteries and more!

Chem Week
Learning chemistry can be fun! In this weeklong exploration of the world of chemical reactions, we will delve into the mysteries and miracles of Chemistry. We will discuss and create exothermic reactions, such as making elephant toothpaste. We will look at the effects of pressure and temperature on solids and gases. We will learn about the different wavelengths of light, and learn about electricity and circuits.

Study Skills
In this class, we will learn skills not directly taught in your regular school classes. As students transition into higher grades with more rigorous academic demands, the need for strong skills in organization, time management, research, and note-taking become even more important. Establishing strong study habits now will help you learn more effectively, decrease stress, and increase self-confidence throughout your academic years. Learn various techniques to gain more control of your studies by signing up for the Summer@STH study skills class.

Art: What is Cubism?
Students will create a Picasso-inspired colored pencil drawing based on a musical theme and warm/ cool color scheme, along with learning about Cubism.

AFTERNOON CLASSES

Kickball
Come out and play one of the best playground games you can play both in and outside of school. We will learn all there is about the traditional game, one base kickball, six base kickball, ball tag, and many more! Players will spend the week playing and having a blast.

Breaking News
Students will report on news around the world by researching current events and formatting information to present like you are a news reporter.

Crime Scene Investigation
One of the summer camp teachers has stolen all of the chocolate chip cookies!! This means that there are no more cookies for all of the members of Aquinas Academy!! Luckily for us, this unscrupulous culprit left behind some evidence without even knowing it; we discovered one fingerprint and a piece of hair. Join us as we learn some basic forensic techniques, such as fingerprint dusting and collecting, fingerprint analysis and PCR and gel electrophoresis DNA analysis. Come and help us determine who is responsible for the greatest heist in St. Thomas history!

Mandala Magic
During our course, students will explore the circle by creating structured mandalas. Mandalas contribute to a healthy state of mindfulness by improving one’s concentration, alleviating discomfort, encouraging creativity, and providing one with a sense of calmness, peace, and tranquility. Students will synthesize the history and cultural background of mandalas, look for inspiration in geometry and nature to journal and explore what they mean, and apply knowledge of polygons, symmetry, and color schemes to design their own mandala creations.

Game On!
Board games are intellectually stimulating and fun to play! Through participation in this class, students will master new skills and concepts in an enjoyable way. This class values relationship building, teamwork, friendly competition, and a willingness to try new things. The goal is to unite those who are passionate about board games to provide new, different, and interesting games for students to play, and to create an enjoyable gaming environment. Some board games such as Parcheesi, Chess, and even Mancala have been around for centuries. So come on, unplug from the digital world for a little while, and challenge your mind in the Summer@STH board games class!

Art: Cubism
Students will construct a music or portrait inspired Cubist 3-d sculpture with cardboard, mat board, glue and colored pencils in neutral color tones.

Sew Much Fun!
5th-8th graders, come experience the soul-satisfying, meditative magic of sewing. Each day, students will choose between two potential projects. There will be projects available that suit the interests of both boys and girls. In addition to practicing creativity and self-expression, students will have the opportunity to learn basic hand-stitching techniques including embroidery and applique. While the majority of class time will be spent hand-sewing, students will also have the opportunity to practice stitching lines on a sewing machine. This hands-on class is sure to be memorable as students build confidence, make new friends, and learn a lifelong skill. NOTE: “Sew Much Fun” is a a two hour class. If you choose this class for Period 4, you must also choose it for Period 5.

MORNING CLASSES

Fitness and More
Come move your body to build up fitness and strength.

Brain Games
Your child will be challenged to think outside the box with fun and exciting Brain Games! Take challenges to the next level with engaging activities such as brain teasers, tongue twisters, word puzzles, math games, logic puzzles, unsolved mysteries and more!

Rocketry Week
Ready to launch your own rocket into outer space using STH as a base camp?! Join us on a week long exploration of model rocketry. We will build and design our own Rockets from scratch. On the last day of class, we all take turns launching our rockets into the air. This is a great exploration of the forces of physics, the reactions of chemistry and the problem solving of engineering.

Study Skills
In this class, we will learn skills not directly taught in your regular school classes. As students transition into higher grades with more rigorous academic demands, the need for strong skills in organization, time management, research, and note-taking become even more important. Establishing strong study habits now will help you learn more effectively, decrease stress, and increase self-confidence throughout your academic years. Learn various techniques to gain more control of your studies by signing up for the Summer@STH study skills class.

Art: Warhol to Lichtenstein
Students will use various color sharpies on plastic to create a Lichtenstein comic book inspired artwork.

AFTERNOON CLASSES

Sports of All Sorts
There are over 50+ sport games in the world. This class will explore and play a variety of games like pickle ball, gaga ball, ping pong, and many more! Come ready to learn a new and unique set of sport games this summer.

Breaking News
Students will report on news around the world by researching current events and formatting information to present like you are a news reporter.

Biology in Action
In this elective class, we will learn about Biology and some of it’s branches. We will collect plant specimens from around campus and learn how to identify them. We will learn the proper use of microscopes and use them to observe live microorganisms. We will discuss the different ecosystems that are present around the world, and will talk about DNA and it’s importance to all living things.

Mandala Magic
During our course, students will explore the circle by creating structured mandalas. Mandalas contribute to a healthy state of mindfulness by improving one’s concentration, alleviating discomfort, encouraging creativity, and providing one with a sense of calmness, peace, and tranquility. Students will synthesize the history and cultural background of mandalas, look for inspiration in geometry and nature to journal and explore what they mean, and apply knowledge of polygons, symmetry, and color schemes to design their own mandala creations.

Game On!
Board games are intellectually stimulating and fun to play! Through participation in this class, students will master new skills and concepts in an enjoyable way. This class values relationship building, teamwork, friendly competition, and a willingness to try new things. The goal is to unite those who are passionate about board games to provide new, different, and interesting games for students to play, and to create an enjoyable gaming environment. Some board games such as Parcheesi, Chess, and even Mancala have been around for centuries. So come on, unplug from the digital world for a little while, and challenge your mind in the Summer@STH board games class!

Art: Relief Printmaking
Students will have fun creating their own colorful Pop Art relief print(s) of everyday objects while learning about the historical significance and process of printmaking.

Sew Much Fun!
5th-8th graders, come experience the soul-satisfying, meditative magic of sewing. Each day, students will choose between two potential projects. There will be projects available that suit the interests of both boys and girls. In addition to practicing creativity and self-expression, students will have the opportunity to learn basic hand-stitching techniques including embroidery and applique. While the majority of class time will be spent hand-sewing, students will also have the opportunity to practice stitching lines on a sewing machine. This hands-on class is sure to be memorable as students build confidence, make new friends, and learn a lifelong skill. NOTE: “Sew Much Fun” is a a two hour class. If you choose this class for Period 4, you must also choose it for Period 5.