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The Summer Aquinas Academy is open to students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grades who are looking for unique enrichment opportunities in their specific areas of interest. The weeklong summer camps will teach students new skills and are all led by STA teachers with the help of STA students.

The only cost is a $200 non-refundable registration fee ($150 for Religion). Please make checks payable to “St. Thomas Aquinas High School.”

Camp dates: Monday, June 20 to Friday, June 24 (except Religion)

Camp hours: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Camp Location: St. Thomas Aquinas High School

Please note: Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from St. Thomas Aquinas High School.

To reserve a seat, fill out and return the application below with payment as soon as possible! Your registration will be confirmed by phone or mail; we reserve the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient response. Class sizes are limited so we encourage you to register as soon as possible.

Click the button below to register for this exciting week at St. Thomas Aquinas High School!

 

Religion Camp

In this Cathedral-building Minecraft summer workshop, you will have a chance to learn about the rich tradition of Church architecture. Everyone will research real cathedrals and build their own model on the computer using Minecraft.  After building your own cathedral, you will have the opportunity to visit the St. Francis Cathedral in Metuchen or/and Sacred Heart Cathedral in Newark. Join us on this fun and faith filled adventure.

Theater Extravaganza

Experience all areas of the theater, including acting, singing, dancing, stage fighting, and technical elements. Emphasis is on the development of communication skills. Learn practical techniques in acting, basic movement and voice, as well as how to choose the right performance material and how to audition.


Forensics

The basics of every crime scene will be covered as they are used in everyday police and investigative work. From identifying fingerprints to forensic search patterns to handwriting analysis, all techniques will be examined in order to answer the classic question: Who did it? 

STEM

Come for an exciting week of exploration, skill building, and engineering design. It’s a hands-on learning experience where we introduce engineering concepts, 3D printing, and laser printing in our state-of-the-art STEM learning lab. We will be learning different skills throughout the week that will contribute to our design project, which students will compete in on the last day!

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Below you can find the downloadable registration forms for each of our annual summer camps. For the summer of 2022, we will be offering the following camps: 

Boys Baseball Camp | Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22
Under the direction of STA Baseball coaches, athletes will experience indoor and outdoor hitting and pitching instruction, mental preparation, and contest and awards throughout the week.

Boys & Girls Basketball Camp | Weeks of June 27, July 11, and July 18
Under the supervision of STA Basketball coaches, athletes will receive instruction covering all aspects of the game and will participate in contests by age and ability.
If you are interested in boys or girls basketball camps, please contact Coach Turco at [email protected] or 732 443 7476.

Wrestling Camp | Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 17
Under the direction of STA Wrestling coaches and guest instructors, athletes will learn and practice the fundamentals of wrestling and will participate in open wrestling by age and weight.
 
Softball Camp | Tuesday, July 19 to Thursday, July 21
Under the direction of STA Softball coaches, athletes will practice the fundamentals of base running, sliding, bunting, swinging, throwing, fielding, game rules, and game strategy.

Girls Volleyball Camp | Tuesday, July 5 to Friday, July 8
Under the direction of STA Girls Volleyball coaches, athletes will receive individual and group instruction on passing, setting, serving, spiking, and blocking and will compete in scrimmages througout the week.