Camps for 2017

Grades indicated are for the 2017-18 school year.

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Club Wildcat
Grades 5-9 (Boys and Girls)
Club Wildcat is the place to be for hours of fun! Campers experience interactive, age-appropriate activities that correspond with each week’s theme. They’ll take part in exciting outdoor and indoor activities such as games, arts and crafts, and movie making. 
 Plus, they’ll love anticipating what activities they’ll find at the “mystery station” throughout the week!
Week 1 – Outer Space
Week 2 – Holidays
Week 3 – Time Travelers
Week 4 – Disney/Zootopia

June 5-30, morning and afternoon

Wee Wildcat Camp
Grades K-4 (Boys and Girls)
Your little Wildcats won’t want to miss Wee Wildcat Camp this summer! Campers are grouped in such a way that counselors can plan age-appropriate activities that correspond with each week’s theme. Wee Wildcats will play outside and inside and participate in super fun activities, from games to crafts and even interactive storytime! Each day, kids will also love the surprises that await them at the “mystery station!”
Week 1 – Outer Space
Week 2 – Holidays
Week 3 – Time Travelers
Week 4 – Disney/Zootopia

June 5-30, morning and afternoon

Amazing Anatomy*
Grades 6-8 (Boys and Girls)
Have you ever wondered what the inside of an earthworm, frog, or pig looks like? Wonder no longer! Grab your scalpel as we explore the amazing anatomy of these creatures and many more. Led by Westminster middle school science teacher Karen Thompson.
June 12-16, afternoon
*Additional materials fee of $15.

Art Exploration I
Grades 2-3 (Boys and Girls)
Put your artistic abilities to use this summer! Campers will explore different art mediums to create a fun masterpiece of our space theme! You won’t want to miss a day of this unique art experience. On the last day of camp, parents, grandparents, and friends are invited to a special art show featuring campers’ creations. Led by Central Christian School teacher Laura Drake.
June 5-9, afternoon

Art Exploration II
Grades 4-6 (Boys and Girls)
Everyone is an artist at heart! Campers of all different skill levels are encouraged to come and explore art-making methods that range from traditional to modern. Campers will use mixed media to create a variety of pieces of a space-themed project! Led by Central Christian School teacher Laura Drake.
June 5-9, morning

Art Studio Camp*
Grades 6-9 (Boys and Girls)
Come with your creative juices flowing, and get ready to try your hand at drawing, painting, thinking, building, pretending, molding, and more!  We will use a wide variety of media to create special projects for campers to take home and enjoy. Led by Westminster art teacher Emily Dierking.
June 19-23, morning
*Additional materials fee of $15.

Baseball
Grades 5-7 and 8-9 (Boys)
Heeeyyyyyy, batter, batter! Come learn and execute the fundamentals of the baseball program that led Westminster’s team to its four consecutive state championship victories in recent years! Wildcat coach Dan Petke will bring campers an instructional yet competitive summer camp experience.
Grades 5-7: June 5-9, morning (Session 1)
Grades 8-9: June 5-9, afternoon (Session 2)

Basketball
Grades 4-9 (Girls)
Hoop it up at an exciting basketball camp this summer! Campers will focus on skill development (dribbling, shooting, passing, rebounding, and proper defensive play) and enjoy a little fun and competitive scrimmaging. Through daily devotions, campers will learn how to live with a spiritual perspective on sports and learn what it means to show good sportsmanship and school spirit. Led by Shannon Lawrence, Westminster girls varsity basketball coach.
June 12-16, morning

Basketball
Grades 2-8 (Boys)
Come learn basketball skills and fundamentals from the Westminster basketball players and coaching staff. Develop key skills and compete in 3-on-3, 5-on-5, and a range of individual competitions, while learning how to glorify God through our gifts and abilities.  Each player will need to bring his own basketball marked with his name. Led by Dale Ribble, Westminster boys varsity basketball coach.
June 26-30, all day

Basketball: Skill Development
Grades K-4 and 5-8 (Boys)
Dribble, pass, shoot! This camp is designed for boys who want to develop key basketball skills. With age-appropriate goals and drills, each camper will learn to improve shooting, ball handling, passing, one-on-one moves, and other individual skills to lay a strong foundation for future skill development. Each player will need to bring his own basketball marked with his name. Led by Dale Ribble, Westminster boys varsity basketball coach.
Grades K-4: June 19-23, morning (Session 1)
Grades 5-9: June 19-23, afternoon (Session 2)

Books and Cooks Waitlist
Grades K-2 and 3-5 (Boys and Girls)
Enjoy specially selected read-aloud storybooks, and then make different foods that correspond to the books’ themes! Campers will participate in hands-on activities and use real cooking utensils in a supervised, guided setting. By the end of the week, campers will have created a cookbook of their own with copies of their new recipes to take home and make with their families. Led by Central Christian School teacher London DeMare.
Grades K-2: June 19-23, afternoon (Session 2)
Grades 3-5: June 12-16, afternoon (Session 1)

Cheer
Grades K-5 and 6-8 (Girls)
Gooooooo WILDCATS! Campers will have fun learning cheers, chants, jumps, and a brief dance while building confidence, using proper technique, and learning to be part of a team. The girls will present their skills in a performance for family and friends on Friday, June 23. Led by Westminster varsity cheer coach Kristin Keller.
Elementary (K-5) June 19-23, afternoon
Middle School (6-8) June 19-23, afternoon

Chess for Beginners
Grades K-2 (Boys and Girls)
Myth debunked: chess isn’t just for “older kids” and intellectual giants! Through unique, story-based curriculum, campers will be drawn into the game of chess through a series of fun characters and intriguing stories. Campers will sharpen their critical thinking, gain problem solving skills, and learn all about chess while having a blast! Led by Westminster middle school teacher Mike Berttucci.
June 12-16, afternoon

Creative Genius Camp
Grades 4-6 (Boys and Girls)
Use your imagination! In this camp, we will learn that creativity is much more than artistic ability. It is an essential skill that leads to the innovations of the future! Explore the ins and outs of creative thinking and put your learning to the test through a variety of hands-on/minds-on challenges and activities. Who knows, one day you might develop something that changes the world! Led by Central Christian School gifted and talented teacher, Victoria Hauser.
June 19-23, morning

Dance
Grades K-5 and 6-8 (Girls)
Budding dancers will learn techniques through dance-related games, as well as leadership and teamwork skills that they will benefit from in all areas of life. Dancers will learn an age-appropriate dance routine and will perform for family and friends. The Elementary session will be led by Westminster varsity dance coach Brittany Hartloge. The Middle School session will be led by Westminster JV dance coach Olivia Pierson.
Elementary Session (K-5), June 5-9, morning
Middle School Session (6-8), June 5-9, morning

Field Hockey
Grades 5-9 (Girls)
Whether you have some experience on the field or have never picked up a stick, campers will have a great time and learn new skills. Sticks will be provided, and each camper will get a ball she can keep! Mouth guards and shin guards are required; eye guards are optional. Led by Westminster field hockey coach Nancy Schmer.
June 5-9, morning

Flag Football
Grades 3-4 (Boys and Girls)
Grab the ball and run! Boys and girls will have the opportunity to learn basic catching, running, and passing skills while enjoying the game of flag football. Campers of various athletic abilities are welcome to participate in this team-building game. Led by Westminster parent Jason Thompson.
June 5-9, afternoon

Football
Grades 5-7 (Boys)
Campers will learn basic football techniques such as throwing, catching, blocking, and tackling, along with a variety of drills in this full-contact camp. Each player will be issued equipment which will be collected at the conclusion of camp. A full-contact camp will allow us to teach proper tackling technique and football safety, and it will allow campers to have full-contact scrimmages. Campers will learn offensive and defensive positions, as well as some of the formations and plays run by the Westminster football team. Led by Mike Berttucci, Westminster teacher and football coach.
June 12-16, morning

Games Galore
Grades 2-5 (Boys and Girls)
Love games and enjoy learning? Then you’re in for a winning combination. Come join us as we explore strategy, critical thinking, and creative problem solving through a multitude of games. What better way to learn than while you’re having fun? Led by Central Christian School gifted and talented teacher, Victoria Hauser.
June 12-16, morning

Homemade Spa Week*
Grades 5-8 (Girls)
Get your girlie-girl on! Learn to make lotions and potions straight from the pantry, while pampering yourself as you relax this summer at camp. Enjoy special themes throughout the week, including, “Friends with Face-masks,” “Fancy Fingernail Art,” and “Glitter-Glam”! In this hands-on camp, girls will be working with a variety of oils and scents. (Please consider whether your camper may have any allergies or skin conditions. We want her to fully enjoy this camp!) Led by Central Christian School teacher London DeMare.
June 12-16, morning
*Additional materials fee of $15.

Imagine a Story
Grades 3-6 (Boys and Girls)
Do you love stories? If you love hearing them or reading them, chances are you also enjoy writing them! In this new elementary level camp, beginner story-writing instruction will be provided. In innovative and hands-on ways, campers will learn the basics of what makes a story engaging. They will create characters and storylines that captivate their audience. The week will conclude with a finished story and reading celebration for parents, grandparents, and friends. Led by Westminster middle school English teacher Hannah Corwin.
June 19-23, afternoon

Improv I
Grades 5-8 (Boys and Girls)
Rattle those funny bones and get ready for some improv! Students will learn the art of improvisation for the theatre through games, games, and more games! This high-energy camp will have campers on stage from the first moment they walk through the door and will culminate in a performance for family and friends on Friday. Led by Westminster teacher Kelly Gilbert.
June 19-23, morning

Improv II
Grades 6-9 (Boys and Girls)
This advanced camp is available for campers who have participated in improv in previous years. The camp will start with a review of the games and concepts learned in Improv I and will include more challenging games and concepts! This high-energy camp will have campers on stage from the first minutes of camp, and it will culminate in a performance for friends and family on Friday. Led by Westminster teacher Kelly Gilbert.
June 19-23, afternoon

Junior Golf
Grades 3-6 (Boys and Girls)
Join us on the green! Campers of all skill levels will learn the fundamentals of golf with specific instruction on how to execute a full swing and properly chip, pitch, and putt. They will take the bus to Creve Coeur golf course Monday through Thursday, and a competition with prizes will be held on Friday. Led by Westminster golf coach Brian Burkey and assisted by current Westminster high school golfers.
June 19-23, morning

Knitting
Grades 3-8 (Boys and Girls)
Knit one, purl two! Campers will learn all essential knitting techniques through a variety of small projects. Led by Adriane Muehleisen, curator and creator of Etsy shop Naptime Knittery.
June 12-16, afternoon

Lacrosse
Grades 6-9 (Girls)
All players from beginners to advanced are welcome to come learn more about the great sport of lacrosse! Instruction will be individualized to appropriately challenge each player. No prior lacrosse experience is required! We will introduce and work toward the mastery of fundamental skills, including cradling, passing, catching, and shooting. Players will also experience game situations as we work on offensive and defensive strategies. Led by Westminster lacrosse coach Lindsay Carlile and P.E. teacher Allison Pautler.
June 5-9, afternoon

Let’s Have a Ball!
Grades 2-6 (Boys and Girls)
Campers will engage in various fun activities involving a ball while learning the value of sportsmanship, teamwork, and exercise. This camp will provide opportunities for campers of all athletic abilities to have fun in a nonjudgmental environment. Games will include kickball, beachball volleyball, dodgeball, tennis ball softball, water bottle bowling ball, and more! Led by Westminster parent Jason Thompson and middle school teacher Karen Thompson.
June 26-30, afternoon

Music Makers
Grades K-2 (Boys and Girls)
Do you love moving to music and singing? This camp, geared for campers in kindergarten through 2nd grade, will teach musical concepts through play. We will dance, sing, and play percussion instruments while working on our spatial awareness, fine and gross motor coordination skills, and listening skills. At the end of the week, we will share our favorite activities and songs with parents. Led by Kathy Eichelberger, Westminster Fine Arts Director.
June 19-23, morning

Musical Theatre Waitlist
Grades 3-7 (Boys and Girls)
Sing and dance the day away! Due to popular demand, we have extended our Musical Theatre camp to an all-day session! Campers will learn a number of songs and dances throughout the week, which will culminate with a short performance on the last day of camp. Each day’s focus will be on singing technique, dance technique, stage presence, and performance skills – plus an opportunity to take the spotlight for those interested in performing solos. Led by Kathy Eichelberger, Westminster Fine Arts Director.
June 26-30, all day

Outdoor Adventure Camp
Grades 4-8 (Boys and Girls)
Calling all video-game-loving city dwellers! If you think it would be cool to learn about camping, fishing, hunting, survival, and photography, we’ve got the camp for you! Hear from guest speakers, watch videos, listen to stories, and enjoy fun outdoor experiences. Discover animal tracks and other signs of wildlife in the woods and take some cool pictures! Led by Westminster middle school teacher Tim Muehleisen.
June 12-16, morning

Ozobots Waitlist
Grades 3-5 (Boys and Girls)
Imagine a robot no bigger than a golf ball – that’s the size of an Ozobot! These tiny circular robots are programmed through color and light. Using kid-friendly software, campers will learn to create sequences of code to program their bot to complete various challenges. Program your bot to race other bots, run a maze, go bowling, or complete a dance off! The Ozobot provides many levels of programming fun, we promise! Campers will love exploring their robot’s different capabilities. Led by Central Christian School gifted and talented teacher, Victoria Hauser.
June 5-9, afternoon

Pinterest Play
Grades 2-7 (Girls)
Who makes the time to try out all the projects they discover on Pinterest? We will! Experience the best, messy, over-the-top-cool, creative fun straight from the boards of Pinterest. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in experiential activities, as well as make-and-take projects home. You won’t want to miss all the super summer fun we’ve got planned! Led by Central Christian School teacher London DeMare.
June 26-30, afternoon

Pool Party
Grades 4-7 (Boys and Girls)
Join us for a week of fun in the pool as we work on our swimming skills and play in the water! Campers will learn the basics of swimming, including stroke and breathing technique. They will also play a variety of fun water games to improve swimming skills.  Basic swimming knowledge is recommended. Led by Westminster teacher and certified swim instructor Allison Pautler.
June 5-9, morning

Puppet Palooza
Grades K-2 (Boys and Girls)
This camp will help campers tap into their inner puppeteer! It will allow them to use their God-given talents to design and perform with different types of puppets throughout the week. Campers will learn the art of puppet- and prop-making, basic and advanced puppetry skills, and the various steps needed to create a memorable puppet show. All of these skills will be combined to create a puppet production to be performed on the last day of camp. Led by Westminster parent Jason Thompson.
June 5-9, morning

Reader’s Workshop: For the Love of Stories
Grades 4-8 (Boys and Girls)
Using the Internet, libraries, and bookstores, campers will learn to discover good books that they’ll love. They will be given opportunities to read the book(s) of their choice in a variety of casual settings. Throughout the week, they will learn how to read with greater comprehension and will discuss their thoughts and opinions with their peers and teacher in a friendly atmosphere. A fun game of kickball just might break out now and then as a way to energize the brain! Led by Westminster teacher Andy Kerckhoff.
June 26-30, morning

Soccer
Grades K-4 and 5-8 (Boys and Girls)
Gooooaaalllll! Campers will learn proper techniques and basic tactics through group instruction and competitive play. Older players will also develop skills to deal with advanced tactics and techniques, both in attacking and defending. Each camper should bring a soccer ball with his or her name on it, shin guards, cleats, tennis shoes (if he/she needs to go inside), and a water bottle. Led by USSF and NSCAA nationally licensed Westminster varsity soccer coach Dan Legters.
Grades K-4, June 12-16, morning (Session 1)
Grades 5-8: June 12-16, afternoon (Session 2)

Softball
Grades 2-5 and 6-9 (Girls)
Proud of the way you hit like a girl? Then this camp is for you! Calling softball players of all levels! Campers will benefit from specific instruction on softball positions, skills, and game strategy. Wildcat varsity softball coach Dan Petke will bring campers an instructional yet competitive summer camp experience.
Grades 2-5, June 19-23, morning
Grades 6-9: June 19-23, morning

Spin, Splatter, Squirt
Grades K-2 (Boys and Girls)
Calling all budding artists! This painting class for young creatives will keep little hands busy – brushing, stamping, drawing, and more! Each day, campers will work on a new piece of art including, a dalmatian collage, a fireworks painting, a tie-dye craft, and a fish print. Using a variety of “tools” like pipe cleaners and bubble wrap, campers will create their very own masterpieces to take home and display. Led by Patti Frentzel (mom to Westminster’s own upper school art teacher Emily Dierking)
June 26-30, morning

STEM Camp*
Grades 6-9 (Boys and Girls)
Interested in science and math? Want to learn how engineers solve problems? STEM Camp is for you! Campers will use the design process to solve real-world problems and have fun designing and building great projects, as well as learn technical drawing and sketching in this hands-on engineering experience. Led by Westminster science teacher Jonathan Powers.
June 19-23, afternoon
*Additional materials fee of $15.

Stoked for Science
Grades 6-9 (Boys and Girls)
Calling all budding scientists! Do you love science experiments and labs? Why not spend a week as a scientist wearing a lab coat and goggles while creating all sorts of chemical reactions? Join us for hands-on science experiments, and stretch your curiosity as you learn about the science behind every reaction you observe! Led by Westminster science teacher Gina Butterfield.
June 5-9, afternoon

Summer in France
Grades 3-8 (Boys and Girls)
Bienvenue! Come explore the French language and culture through games, songs, crafts, stories, and food. Campers will not only learn simple conversational skills in French but will also discover French customs, holidays, and music in a fun and interactive setting.  Led by Westminster French teacher Sarah DeVries.
June 26-30, afternoon

Sun ‘n’ Science
Grades 3-6 (Boys and Girls)
Pull out your sunglasses! In this camp, we will learn all about the sun! Each day, campers will discover the capabilities of light through hands-on experiments. They will learn about different intensities of light, how the sun helps plants grow through photosynthesis, and the ways that sunlight can provide solar energy and heat. Campers will even have the opportunity to design a solar-powered car! Led by middle school science teacher Karen Thompson.
June 26-30, morning

Tennis
Grades 3-8 (Boys and Girls)
Warm up your forehand and backhand! The Beginner session will focus on the most basic tennis skills and is for players who are unable to sustain a rally by hitting the ball back and forth. The Intermediate/Advanced sessions are for players who would like to fine-tune groundstrokes, serves, volleys, and singles and doubles strategies and/or compete in organized competitive matchplay. Each participant should bring his or her own racket, tennis shoes, and water bottle. Led by Westminster varsity tennis coach Nick Gray and members of the varsity team.
Beginner Session 1: June 5-9, morning Waitlist
Beginner Session 2: June 12-16, afternoon
Beginner Session 3: June 19-23, morning
Intermediate/Advanced Session 1: June 5-9, afternoon
Intermediate/Advanced Session 2: June 26-30, morning

Volleyball
Grades 3-6 (Boys and Girls) and 6-8 (Girls)
Pass, set, spike! Whether campers are just getting started or are veterans on the court, this camp will improve their skills while stressing the fundamentals of great teamwork. In the elementary camp, participants will practice basic skills; the middle school camps will focus on skills such as passing, hitting, serving, and setting. Led by Heather Cumbee, Westminster girls varsity volleyball coach.
Grades 3-6 : June 12-16, morning (Beginner Session)
Grades 6-8 : June 12-16, afternoon (Advanced Session)

Wrestling Camp
Grades 1-6 (Boys)
Hit the mats and learn the essential techniques of wrestling! Campers will learn daily skill development, gain individual instruction, and practice during drill time and daily games. Led by members of the Westminster coaching staff.
June 19-23, afternoon