Incoming Freshmen Class of 2021 Your Summer Starts Here!
Launch your path to success and accelerate your transition for the fall. Come join us at Summer@STH and make new friends before freshman year begins!
“Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge“
Camp GDK is a dynamic leadership experience designed exclusively for STH incoming freshmen. This two-day leadership and character development camp is rooted in the Basilian motto ... Teach Me Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge ... which has served as the foundation of the school’s sacred mission for 115 years.
Led by acclaimed STH staff, coaches, alumni and featuring inspirational thought-provoking speakers, Camp GDK will provide a compass for the core values a young man of St. Thomas is expected to embrace ... and then be positioned to share, teach and role model for others.
Incoming freshmen are strongly encouraged to discover why for generations the Eagle brotherhood is truly unlike any other ... while gaining an authentic understanding that a leader’s greatness is found in bringing out greatness in others.
Through energizing presentations, interactive discussions and team-building activities, Camp GDK will be a game-changer for all incoming freshmen facing the demands of an ever-changing social landscape. Start becoming a champion for life!
Cost is $110 per camper. Lunch and camp T-shirt included. STH incoming freshmen only.
Choose from two sessions
Session 1: June 20 - 21, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Session 2: July 18 - 19, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
STUDY SMARTER, NOT HARDER!
St. Thomas is utilizing the most well-researched study skills curriculum available, the SMARTS Executive Function Program, developed by Dr. Lynn Meltzer of the Research Institute for Learning and Development and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
SMARTS ... Strategies, Motivation, Awareness, Resilience, Talents, Success. This amazing resource is designed for all ability levels and identifies Executive Functioning strengths and challenges along with individual strategies for learning, as well as the why, where, when and how to use them.
Six major units of instruction are emphasized...including goal setting, flexible problem solving, organizing time and materials, accessing working memory, and self-monitoring.
NOW is the time to seize the skills and strategies that will remove unnecessary stress from school work in high school and beyond. Discover and develop tools for time management, efficient note taking, textbook reading and tips for enhancing memory....along with streamlining your study habits to better complete assignments and improving your aptitude for recalling facts during exams. Give yourself an edge!
Cost is $210 per student. Coed.
Choose from seven sessions -
Session 1: June 19 - 23, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Session 2: June 26 - 30, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Session 3: July 10 - 14, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session 4: July 10 - 14, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Session 5: July 17 - 21, 1:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Session 6: July 24 - 28, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session 7: July 24 - 28, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
STH Faculty: Rod Takacs, Dean of Students, Legal Studies
Regardless of their current reading and writing proficiency, the goal is for students to better analyze and expose simple academic texts, advance their writing capabilities and refine both their style and technique in preparation for the high school classroom and beyond.
Students are immersed in critical grammar, punctuation and mechanics rules ... MLA formatting for writing in high school and college ... brainstorming and diagramming of ideas before writing ... culminating with a final-day comprehensive adventure utilizing all of these skills to solve a mystery.
Cost is $21O per student. Coed.
STH Faculty:Jennifer McDonald , English Department
Participants will further develop their problem solving and analytical skills while fostering a passion for math while solving real-world problems and refining problem solving strategies.
Students expand their knowledge, develop reasoning and problem solving skills, and apply existing knowledge in situations that are both new and enjoyable.
Important applications are introduced and emphasized as students engage in operations with fractions, factoring, graphing and probability, as well as exploring word problems, all designed to make them stronger academically and better equipped to enter high school.
Take advantage of these logic and reasoning challenges which will provide fun opportunities for teamwork and confidence building activities.
Cost is $21O per student. Coed.
STH Faculty: Mary Cassaro, Math Department
This rewarding one-week camp with a focus on Public Forum Debate is designed by acclaimed college preparatory faculty members to give beginners entering grades 6 - 12 an introduction to basic oratory skills such as pacing, articulation and body language, all fundamental elements to deliver speeches and debate clearly, concisely and persuasively.
All students are instructed with effective debate strategies rooted in logic and critical thinking, research and analysis, leadership and teamwork, rebuttals and summary.
The goal is for all campers take ownership of their intellectual development, learn to read an audience and use creativity to persuade, as well as better express thoughts in academic work and college applications.
St. Thomas in collaborating with St. Agnes Academy have assembled a team of renown instructors with deep expertise who have mentored award-winning results from the National Forensics League, Texas Forensics Association, National Speech and Debate Association, Tournament of Champions and Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.
There’s no debate - gaining a greater command as a public speaker and the power of debate are increasingly valuable strengths for life-long success. Let’s get started!
Cost is $235 per camper, camp t-shirt included. Co-ed.
Students may bring their own lunch or prepay $50 for a prepared lunch for the week at time of online registration
STH Faculty: Darrell Yarbrough, English Department, Speech & Forensics Team Director
St. Agnes Faculty: Kate Wright, Communications Chair, Speech & Forensics Sponsor
Lights, camera, action ... and you! Creative? Ambitious? Curious to try something exciting? Discover a hidden talent at the STH Film Camp while taking part in the creative process and appreciating the collaborative nature of the film medium.
Our film camp is designed for people with little or no experience in making films. The programs focus on the fundamental elements of visual storytelling that enable the participants to direct their own projects and gain a valuable thorough understanding of all aspects of filmmaking.
Participants are grouped and divided into crews in this week-long workshop and learn to write, shoot, light and edit an original masterpiece. Each student is provided the opportunity to play a valuable role in the production of a film while receiving the hands-on instruction needed to perfect their craft ... all culminating with a film festival that recognizes your accomplishments.
Cost is $210 per student. Camp is for students entering 9th-12th grades. Coed.
STH Faculty: Dan Green, English Department, Drama Director
Do you have a flair for the dramatic? Have a sense of humor, like to make others laugh or cry? Do you have what it takes to command the stage or become the next big star?
Our Theater Performance Camp can help aspiring young actors and musical theater performers spark a curiosity or reach their dreams. Students entering grades 6-12 will collaborate with STH Theater Director Dan Green who owns more than twenty years experience leading acclaimed STH productions, including recent performances of West Side Story, Oklahoma!, Macbeth, Treasure Island, Fiddle on the Roof, Beauty and the Beast, The Mouse That Roared and George Washington Slept Here. The nine-day highly orchestrated workshop focuses on having fun while stretching the performing talents of artists of all levels culminating in an exciting summer showcase. Limited spaces are available so register early!
Cost is $360 per camper. Camp T-shirt included. Coed.
STH Faculty: Dan Green, English Department, Drama Director
Courses: Pre-Algebra, Reading, Language Arts
Cost: $325 per course. STH freshmen only, if required.
June 5- 23, Monday - Friday
Classes are at 8 a.m.-10 a.m., 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Students register for the course/s required. Class times will be assigned based on availability. Students required to take two courses will have classes at two of those times. Students required to take three courses will have classes at all three times.
Students must plan on being available for any of these class times so please do not schedule any other activities for your student during these times. You will be sent a confirmation email of your class schedule by May 22.
The STH Learning Enrichment Center (LEC) is offering Parent Boot Camp, an innovative program designed exclusively for parents of incoming freshmen to alleviate much of the stress and potential misconceptions which can be associated with the transition to high school. Join us for this exciting, informative, and hands-on Boot Camp presentation and leave motivated and fully equipped knowing how to help navigate through the first semester and provide JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT of support to create a dynamic blueprint to aid in your son’s academic success.
STH Faculty: Dr. Teresa Shaffer, Ph.D, LEC Director
Cost: $75 per person
Choose from 6 sessions -
Session 1: May 11, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Session 2: May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Session 3: July 27, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Session 4: July 27, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Session 5: August 3, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Session 6: August 3, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
DATES: July 17 – 19 / Monday – Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Prospective incoming STH freshmen baseball players - come join the acclaimed STH baseball coaching staff and your future classmates on historic Fr. Wilson Field for an intensive 3 - day camp emphasizing the fundamentals of baseball with a controlled scrimmage the last day. Each player must bring his own water bottle and baseball equipment including glove, bat, cleats/spikes, running shoes or turf shoes, hat, baseball pants, belt and any other equipment they feel necessary to compete. Catchers must bring their own gear.
Cost is $160 per athlete
Band Camp for STH incoming freshmen is for students with prior musical experience who are registered for Band during the upcoming school year. The week of preparation will lay the groundwork of expectations for performing at the high school level. Activities will include preparation of music, fundamental music drills as well as time to meet and engage with other incoming freshmen and returning Band members.
Cost: $160 per student. STH students only. IWA students in the STH Band may also participate.
STH Faculty: Donald Thoede, Fine Arts Department, Band Director