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Sports and Specialty Camps

Summers begin and end with our specialty camps, designed specifically for children in JK (age 4) through grade 3 (age 8). During specialty weeks, campers can come for one class or stay all day. The day is spent rotating through a variety of classes that help campers build and reinforce academic skills in addition to classes focusing on nature, music, athletics, arts and crafts, and more. Click on a camp week below to see all program offerings. Register your child today!

Program Offerings: Junior Kindergarten–3rd Grade

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Sports and Specialty Camp Week 1: June 10-14

    TimeJK and K (ages 4-5)Grade 1-3 (ages 6-8)
    9 to 10:15 a.m.Outdoor Adventures, Jr.
    Explore the wonders of the woods and fields on USM's campus and learn more about the plants and animals who call our campus home.
    Fee: $68, $60 by May 10
    Soccer for Kids 1
    Through games and drills, improve your soccer skills. Learn a new trick or improve your game, all while having fun!
    Fee: $68, $60 by May 10
    10:25 to 11:40 a.m.Soccer for Kids, Jr.
    Through games and drills, improve your soccer skills. Learn a new trick or improve your game, all while having fun!
    Fee: $68, $60 by May 10
    Outdoor Adventures 1
    Explore the wonders of the woods and fields on USM's campus and learn more about the plants and animals who call our campus home.
    Fee: $68, $60 by May 10
    11:45 a.m.Lunch (if staying for PM)Lunch (if staying for PM)
    12:20 to 1:25 p.m.World Art, Jr.
    Travel the world and learn about the art and culture from places near and far. Try your hand at a variety of art projects inspired by the places you will go.
    Fee: $73, $65 by May 10
    Theater Games 1
    Stretch your imagination, build your confidence, let your creativity flow when you have fun playing drama games.
    Fee: $68, $60 by May 10
    1:30 to 2:35 p.m.Theater Games, Jr.
    Stretch your imagination, build your confidence, let your creativity flow when you have fun playing drama games.
    Fee: $68, $60 by May 10
    World Arts Jr.
    Travel the world and learn about the art and culture from places near and far. Try your hand at a variety of art projects inspired by the places you will go.
    Fee: $73, $65 by May 10
    2:45 to 3:30 p.m.Games Around the World
    Visit countries around the world and experience games from other cultures.
    Fee: $53, $45 by May 10
    Games Around the World
    Visit countries around the world and experience games from other cultures.
    Fee: $53, $45 by May 10

    Additional Program Options


    7:30 to 9 a.m.Extended Time Care AM (PK-Grade 7)
    Drop off your camper for some well-supervised free-play time before the day begins. Advanced registration is required.
    Fee (per week): $15
    *Week 3: $9 (no camp July 4-5)
    3:30 to 5:30 p.m.Extended Time Care PM (PK-Grade 7)
    Extend the day for your camper with well-supervised free-play time at the end of the day. Advanced registration is required.
    Fee (per week): $20
    *Week 3: $12 (no camp July 4-5)
  • Sports and Specialty Camp Week 2: July 29-Aug. 2

    TimeJK and K (ages 4-5)Grade 1-3 (ages 6-8)
    9 to 10:15 a.m.Animals and Plants... Working Together, Jr.
    with David Stokes
    Naturalist David Stokes will help us learn how animals and plants work together in our community through songs, stories, and or course, animal friends!
    Fee: $109, $99 by May 10
    Dance Around the World
    Have fun moving to the music when we explore the world through dance including the customs and costumes that brings each dance to life.
    Fee: $68, $60 by May 10
    10:25 to 11:40 a.m.Dance Around the World
    Have fun moving to the music when we explore the world through dance including the customs and costumes that brings each dance to life.
    Fee: $68, $60 by May 10
    Animals and Plants... Working Together 1
    with David Stokes
    Naturalist David Stokes will help us learn how animals and plants work together in our community through songs, stories, and or course, animal friends!
    Fee: $109, $99 by May 10
    11:45 a.m.Lunch (if staying for PM)Lunch (if staying for PM)
    12:20 to 1:35 p.m.Storybook Arts and Crafts
    Explore the works of some favorite children's book authors and illustrators and use your imagination as you create artwork inspired by the themes, illustrations, or art techniques.
    Fee: $70, $65 by May 10
    Crazy Chemworks, Jr.
    with Mad Science
    Become a Mad Scientist as you spend the week conducting your own experiments. Make your own atomic coins, learn about acids and bases, make these glow and more!
    Fee: $105, $95 by May 10
    1:40 to 2:55 p.m.Crazy Chemworks 1
    with Mad Science
    Become a Mad Scientist as you spend the week conducting your own experiments. Make your own atomic coins, learn about acids and bases, make these glow and more!
    Fee: $105, $95 by May 10
    Arts from Many Lands
    Learn about famous artists and artisans from around the world and use their works to inspire your own masterpieces.
    Fee: $70, $65 by May 10
    3 to 3:30 p.m.Playground Time
    Enjoy playground time on the preschool playground.
    Fee: $8, $5 by May 10
    Playground Time
    Enjoy playground time on the preschool playground.
    Fee: $8, $5 by May 10

    Additional Program Options


    7:30 to 9 a.m.July 29-Aug. 2Extended Time Care AM (PK-Grade 7)
    Drop off your camper for some well-supervised free-play time before the day begins. Advanced registration is required.
    Fee (per week): $15
    *Week 3: $9 (no camp July 4-5)
    9 a.m. to 1 p.m.July 29-August 2Wildcat Basketball Camp for Boys (grades 3—8)
    Join Coach Cutler and a staff of current USM players in a camp devoted to improving participants' shooting skills through helpful drills and fun play.
    Fee: $130, $120 by May 10
    12:30 to 3 p.m.July 29-Aug. 9Show-in-Two-Weeks, Jr.: Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS (ages 7 and 8)
    Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventure in the jungle. Students must be in both sessions (July 29 to Aug. 9, show is 2 p.m. on Aug. 9)
    Fee: $346, $336 by May 10
    3:30 to 5:30 p.m.June 17-July 26Extended Time Care PM (PK-Grade 7)
    Extend the day for your camper with well-supervised free-play time at the end of the day. Advanced registration is required.
    Fee (per week): $20
    *Week 3: $12 (no camp July 4-5)
  • Sports and Specialty Camp Week 3: Aug. 5-9

    TimeJK and K (ages 4-5)Grade 1-3 (ages 6-8)
    9 to 10:15 a.m.Basketball, Jr.
    Play age-appropriate games and relays to learn how to dribble, pass, and shoot!
    Fee: $68, $60 by May 10
    Pets
    with Young Rembrandts
    Get up close and personal with everyone's favorite family members, your pet! A bird, a horse, and a detailed cat drawing are just some of the art our students will create.
    Fee: $70, $65 by July 1
    10:25 to 11:40 a.m.Under the Sea
    with Young Rembrandts
    Students will explore visual wonders from under the sea. Arts skills will be developed and enhanced when brightly colored seahorses, a playful walrus, and other colorful sea creatures come to life.
    Fee: $70, $65 by July 1
    Basketball 1
    Play age-appropriate games and relays to learn how to dribble, pass, and shoot!
    Fee: $68, $60 by July 1
    11:45 a.m.Lunch (if staying for PM)Lunch (if staying for PM)
    12:20 to 1:35 p.m.Books and Build
    with Bricks 4 Kidz
    Start with a story and then make the characters come to life as you build with DUPLO bricks. Have fun building while learning about colors, patterns, and counting.
    Fee: $109, $99 by July 1
    Spy Academy 1
    with Mad Science
    From edible messages to decoding clues, our young secret agents spend the week using their observation and detective skills as they solve mysteries and become super sleuths!
    Fee: $109, $99 by July 1
    1:40 to 2:55 p.m.Spy Academy, Jr.
    with Mad Science
    From edible messages to decoding clues, our young secret agents spend the week using their observation and detective skills as they solve mysteries and become super sleuths!
    Fee: $109, $99 by July 1
    Games Galore
    with Bricks 4 Kidz
    Bring virtual images to life by building 3D models from your favorite video games. Use motorized models, figure builds and mosaic pictures to create your builds using Minecraft, Mario, Pokemon, and more as your inspiration
    Fee: $109, $99 by July 1
    3 to 3:30 p.m.Playground Time
    Enjoy playground time on the preschool playground
    Fee: $8, $5 by May 10
    Playground Time
    Enjoy playground time on the Lower School playground
    Fee: $8, $5 by May 10

    Additional Program Options - Aug. 5-9


    7:30 to 9 a.m.PK-Grade 7Extended Time Care AM (PK-Grade 7)
    Drop off your camper for some well-supervised free-play time before the day begins. Advanced registration is required.
    Fee (per week): $15
    *Week 3: $9 (no camp July 4-5)
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.Ages 8-11Fishing Camp
    Have fun learning how to bait and cast while also learning to identify local fish species at area ponds and lakes. Bring your own fishing pole, hooks, and bobbers.
    Fee (per week): $214, $204 by July 1
    11:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.Ages 4-7Hockey Tots 1
    Prerequisite: backward skating ability
    Skaters concentrate on stick handling, fundamental hockey moves, backward skating skills, speed, form, and endurance through creative games and activities.
    Fee: $309, $299 by July 1
    12:30 to 3:30 p.m.Ages 7-8Show-in-Two-Weeks, Jr.: Disney's Jungle Book KIDS
    Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie, and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures in the jungle.Students must be in both sessions (July 29–Aug. 9, show at 2 p.m. on Aug. 9)
    Fee: $346, $336 by July 1
    2:45 to 5:45 p.m.Ages 4-14Learn to Skate/Bridge 1
    Skaters will learn how to increase their speed, endurance, and agility through games and relays. Students progress through skill-specific levels throughout the week and older students learn the basic principles of choreography. Skaters perform in a recital on Friday.
    Fee: $309, $299 by July 1
    3:30 to 5:30 p.m.PK-Grade 7Extended Time Care PM
    Extend the day for your camper with well-supervised free-play time at the end of the day. Advanced registration is required.
    Fee (per week): $20
    *Week 3: $12 (no camp July 4-5)
  • Sports and Specialty Camp Week 4: Aug. 12-16

    9 to 11:30 a.m.K-Grade 3Ready! Set! Go! (USM students only)
    Students work on literacy, math, and social skills and get a preview of the year ahead in Ready! Set! Go!
    Fee: $190, $180 by July 1
    11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Ages 4-7Hockey Tots 2
    Prerequisite: backward skating ability
    Skaters concentrate on stick handling, fundamental hockey moves, backward skating skills, speed, form, and endurance through creative games and activities.
    Fee: $309, $299 by July 1
    2:45 to 5:45 p.m.Ages 4-14Learn to Skate/Bridge 2
    Skaters will learn how to increase speed, endurance, and agility through games and relays. Students progress through skill-specific levels throughout the week and older students learn the basic principles of choreography. Skaters perform in a recital on Friday
    Fee: $309, $299 by July 1

    Hockey Power Skating - Aug. 19-23


    9 to 10 a.m.Atoms (ages 4-6)Power Hockey
    Skaters will work on increasing power, quickness, edge control, and extension by reinforcing proper technique and using repetition to improve upon edge work.
    Fee: $250 by Aug. 15, $200 by July 1
    *on site registration $270
    10:15 to 11:15 a.m.Mites (Ages 7-9)Power Hockey
    Skaters will work on increasing power, quickness, edge control, and extension by reinforcing proper technique and using repetition to improve upon edge work.
    Fee: $250 by Aug. 15, $200 by July 1
    *on site registration $270

Program Offerings: Grades 4-12

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Sports and Specialty Camp Week 1: June 10-14

    June 12-13
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Grades 7-10Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR
    with LifeSaver CPR & First Aid
    Earn your Red Cross certification as you learn about and practice basic first aid and other medical emergencies.
    Fee: $155, $145 by May 10
    June 10-14
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Grades 4-7Art Camp
    Join professional artist Sally Dubek and try your hand at a variety of mediums and projects during art camp. Plan with your teacher to select your focus throughout the week.
    Fee: $185, $175 by May 10
    June 10-11
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Grades 6-8Babysitting Certification
    with LifeSaver CPR & First Aid
    Prepare yourself to recognize and respond to dangerous situations when caring for young children during the Red Cross babysitting certification course.
    Fee: $152, $142 by May 10
    June 10-13
    9 to 11 a.m.
    Grades 5-12Basketball Shooting and Skills Camp for Girls
    with USM basketball coaches
    Develop your shooting, ball-handling, and finishing moves through exciting competitive drills taught by our USM Middle School and Upper School coaches. Plan to work hard, compete, and improve your game.
    Fee: $125, $115 by May 10
    June 10-14
    9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Grades 4-10Minecraft: Adventure Design
    with Fleming Camps
    Use Minecraft to learn about adventure game design and focus on making your own game levels. You'll use your creativity and fine-tune your problem-solving skills, as you navigate the various construction challenges working with Minecraft EDU. Work individually and in groups to maximize collaboration and decision-making as you face design challenges and build your very own Minecraft world. All Minecraft skill levels are welcome.
    Fee: $460, $450 by May 10
    June 10-14
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Grades 7-10Open Art Studio
    Draw, paint, or sculpt. Select your medium and immerse yourself in your art. Take advantage of a little guidance from veteran instructor Barb Balistreri who will be there to support your exploration and creativity. Choose your focus: multi-media or drawing.
    Fee: $185, $175 by May 10
    June 10-28
    12:45 to 2:45 p.m.
    Grades 9-12Driver's Education
    with Just Drive Glendale
    Just Drive provides the state-required 30-hours of classroom instruction and 12-hours of behind-the-wheel driving and observation experience. (Student must by 15 1/2 to arrange the road experience)
    Fee: $450, $440 by May 10
  • Sports and Specialty Camp Week 2: July 29-Aug. 2

    July 29-Aug. 2
    9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Grades 4-103D Game Design Featuring Portal 2
    with Fleming Camps
    Use 3D game engine software and Portal 2 to create an adventure that features intricate labyrinths, puzzles, and traps. Portal 2 is a first-person, puzzle-platform style video game that challenges you to use your wits to solve complete problems All skill levels are welcome.
    Fee: $460, $450 by May 10
    July 29-Aug. 2
    9 to 11 a.m.
    Grades 3-8Wildcat Basketball Camp for Boys
    with Coach Culter
    Develop your shooting, ball-handling, and finishing moves through exciting competitive drills taught by experienced USM coaches. This camp is designed for the athlete who wants to become a more complete basketball player. Plan to work hard, compete, and improve your game!
    Fee: $130, $120 by May 10
    July 29-Aug. 9
    12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
    Grades 2-5Show-in-Two-Weeks, Jr.: Disney's Jungle Book KIDS
    Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie, and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures in the jungle. Students must participate in both weeks (July 29-Aug. 9, preformance at 2 p.m. on Aug. 9)
    Fee: $346, $336 by May 10
  • Sports and Specialty Camp Week 3: Aug. 5-9

    Aug. 5-9
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Grades 3-6Fishing Camp
    Enjoy this intro to fishing. Learn how to identify species of fish, cast, apply bait, and more! Take daily trips to favorite fishing holes. Bring your fishing pole, hooks, bobbers, and sunscreen.
    Fee: $204, $214 by July 1
    Aug. 5-9
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Grades 5-10Lego Movie Making
    with Bricks 4 Kidz
    Use Lego bricks to tell your story, complete with music, special effects, and all of your favorite Lego mini-figure characters. You will plan, script, stage, shoot, and produce your own mini-movie using Stop Motion Animation and movie-making software. Working in teams, you'll build the set and props and use a camera to make your movie.
    Fee: $185, $175 by July 1
    Aug. 5-9
    9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Grades 4-10Digital Photography and Graphic Design
    with Fleming Camps
    See the world through a new lens as you learn how to take photographs and edit them like a pro! Explore photography techniques, learn about digital camera functionality, gain hands-on experience taking photographs and discover how to digitally enhance your images using graphic design software on a computer. No prior experience with digital cameras or graphic design is necessary. All skill levels are welcome.
    Fee: $410, $400 by July 1
  • Sports and Specialty Camp Week 4: Aug. 12-16

    Aug. 12-16
    9 to 11:30 a.m.
    Grades 4-8Ready! Set! Go! For USM students
    Students in grades 4-8 brush up on reading, writing, and math skills before the school year begins.
    Fee: $190, $180 by July 1
    Aug. 12-16
    9 to 10:15 a.m.
    Grades 9-10Upper School Prep Workshop: Algebra 2 and 2 Honors for USM students
    Review important concepts and get a preview of course content for a successful year in your Algebra 2 or 2 Honors course.
    Fee: $118, $108 by July 1
    Aug. 12-16
    9 to 10:15 a.m.
    Grade 9Upper School Prep Workshop: English 9 for USM students
    Review important literary concepts while learning about the expectations for student engagement and writing in your English 9 class.
    Fee: $118, $108 by July 1
    Aug. 12-16
    9 to 10:15 a.m.
    Grades 9-12Volleyball: Upper School
    Get ready for volleyball with a one week pre-season camp. Focus on skill building and offensive and defensive strategies. Start the school year ready to take your team to a winning season.
    Fee: $158, $148 by July 1
    Aug. 12-16
    10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
    Grades 9-10Upper School Prep Workshop: Study Skills for USM students
    Get acquainted with the Upper School while learning important study skills for a successful transition to high school
    Fee: $118, $108 by July 1
    Aug. 16
    12 to 1:30 p.m.
    Grades 5-6 and 7-8Getting to Know USM's Middle School for USM students
    Feel comfortable entering Middle School on the first day. Tour the school and discover places and spaces. Review important policies and get to know your locker and schedule. Learn about the culture and history of the school and have all of your questions answered.
    Fee: $45, $35 by July 1
    Aug. 12-16
    12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
    Grades 5-8Volleyball: Middle School
    Get ready for volleyball with a one week pre-season camp. Focus on skill building and offensive and defensive strategies. Start the school year ready to take your team to a winning season.
    Fee: $108, $98 by July 1
    Aug. 12-16
    2:45 to 5:45 p.m.
    Grades 4-9Learn to Skate/Bridge 2
    Skaters will learn how to increase their speed, endurance, and agility through games and relays. Student's progress through skill-specific levels throughout the week and older students learn the basic principles of choreography. Skaters perform in a recital on Friday
    Fee: $309, $299 by July 1
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