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2021 Camps

See below for a list of camps we're offering this summer!

  • Amazing Anatomy* — WAITLIST

    Grades 6–8 (Boys & Girls)
    June 21-25, afternoon 
    Have you ever wondered what the inside of an earthworm, cow’s eye, or pig’s heart 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.
    *Additional materials fee of $20.

    Mrs. Thompson is excited to be in her fourth year at Camp Westminster! She has more than 20 years of secondary education teaching experience, as well as experience leading youth groups at church. At Westminster, she teaches eighth grade science. She hopes campers will come excited to learn something new and have fun at her camps this year! She looks forward to meeting you!

  • Artful Antics

    Grades K–2 (Boys & Girls)
    June 14-18, morning 
    Let’s explore some unconventional methods for making art! Campers will have fun creating really colorful art projects, some silly art projects, and some gooey, slimy, messy art projects. We’ll use everything from paints to food to salt and lotion! Fun and excitement will be at the center of everything in this camp. Led by Brooke Lemp, Westminster alumna.

    Ms. Lemp is a Westminster alum and has worked in numerous Camp Westminster art camps. This is her 5th year at Camp Westminster and she loves the relationships she builds with campers. Ms. Lemp hopes that each camper has an experience at camp where they can laugh and smile while making memories that will last. She can’t wait to see you at camp!

  • Art: Clay Critters Sculpture

    Grades K–2 (Boys & Girls) 
    June 28-July 2, afternoon
    Love the ocean and all of the colorful creatures that live there? How about the seahorse and the octopus? Whether you love starfish or dolphins, we’ll create some of your favorite sea creatures out of polymer clay and design and build a habitat for them made out of sand, paint, papers, and a shoebox. It’s bound to be oceans of fun! We hope you’ll join us! Led by Kathleen Freese, Physical Education and Little Pelicans Teacher at Covenant Christian School.

    Mrs. Freese is the Physical Education and 3&4-year-old teacher at Covenant Christian School. She loves to help campers build friendships while also stepping out and trying something new. She loves arts and crafts and has led Girl Scouts, youth groups, and mission trips. She can’t wait to spend time with you at Camp Westminster!

  • Art: Imitate & Illustrate

    Grades K–2 (Boys & Girls)
    June 21-25, morning
    Create like the greats! We’ll learn about some of history’s most famous artists and imitate their simple styles in our own masterpieces. Each day of camp will feature a different well-known artist. Led by Brooke Lemp, Westminster alumna.

    Ms. Lemp is a Westminster alum and has worked in numerous Camp Westminster art camps. This is her 5th year at Camp Westminster and she loves the relationships she builds with campers. Ms. Lemp hopes that each camper has an experience at camp where they can laugh and smile while making memories that will last. She can’t wait to see you at camp!

  • Art Studio Camp* — WAITLIST

    Grades 3–9 (Boys & Girls)
    June 21-25, morning (Grades 5-9)
    June 28-July 2, afternoon (Grades 3-8)
    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 Central Christian School art teacher Sunny Delay.
    *Additional materials fee of $20.

    Mrs. Delay is the current art teacher at Central Christian School and previously taught art in the Webster School District. She has been an artist for as long as she can remember and has fond memories of doing arts and crafts at summer camp as a kid. She would love for her campers to fall in love with the artistic process and will encourage them to tap into their creativity and artistic expression. Mrs. Delay can’t wait to share new experiences with you at camp!

  • Art with an Author

    Grades K–2 (Boys & Girls)
    June 7-11, morning
    Dive into the work of author Leo Lionni. Meet his adorable characters and learn life lessons through each fable. Practice important reading strategies, create beautiful works of art, and put your theatre skills to use with some Reader’s Theatre. Discover the beauty of Leo Lionni’s beloved children’s tales such as Little Blue and Little Yellow, A Color of His Own, and Swimmy. Led by Abby Klosterhoff, kindergarten teacher at South City Community School.

    Ms. Klosterhoff is excited to be leading her second camp at Camp Westminster. She is a 2009 Westminster graduate and kindergarten teacher at South City Community School who has been teaching about Leo Lionni for three years. His stories are a wonderful opportunity to learn life lessons, explore language, and experience artwork. Ms. Klosterhoff hopes campers will develop a love for books and literature through her camp. She looks forward to spending this summer growing her campers’ knowledge of literacy, art, and fun!

  • Babysitting 101 — WAITLIST

    Grades 5–9 (Boys & Girls)
    June 21-25, afternoon
    Are you ready to start caring for children? This class will teach you the basics of care-giving and learning to deal with common problems babysitters face. You will learn how to be safe, professional and reliable. This course also includes a CPR and First Aid certification.

  • Baseball

    Grades 2–9 (Boys)
    Grades 2-4: June 28-July 2, morning
    Grades 5-7: June 28-July 2, afternoon
    Grades 8-9: June 21-25, afternoon

    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! Wildcats coach Dan Petke will bring campers an instructional yet competitive summer camp experience.

    Coach Petke has been a camp leader at Camp Westminster for eight years. He has coached baseball at Westminster for seven years and has been the head softball coach at Westminster for multiple seasons. He currently teaches 9th grade history at Westminster. His favorite part of camp is watching campers improve in their game and glorify God through competition. He hopes to see you on the field!

  • Basketball (Boys)

    Grades 2–8 (Boys)
    June 28-July 2, ALL DAY
    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 your 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.

    Coach Ribble has been coaching college basketball for more than 20 years and has been involved in leading basketball camps for more than 25 years. He also teaches P.E. and serves as head coach for the varsity boys basketball team at Westminster. He’s looking forward to his second summer at Camp Westminster! The basketball camps are designed to improve skill level and enhance campers’ performance while also having fun. The focus will be on individual fundamental skill development and team play, in addition to scrimmaging and playing other fun games and contests throughout the week. He hopes you’re ready for a great week!

  • Basketball: Skill Development (Boys)

    Grades K–4 and 5–8 (Boys)
    Grades K-4: June 21-25, morning — WAITLIST
    Grades 5-8: June 21-25, afternoon 
    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.

    Coach Ribble has been coaching college basketball for more than 20 years and has been involved in leading basketball camps for more than 25 years. He also teaches P.E. and serves as head coach for the varsity boys basketball team at Westminster. He’s looking forward to his second summer at Camp Westminster! The basketball camps are designed to improve skill level and enhance campers’ performance while also having fun. The focus will be on individual fundamental skill development and team play, in addition to scrimmaging and playing other fun games and contests throughout the week. He hopes you’re ready for a great week!

  • Basketball (Girls)

    Grades 3–9 (Girls)
    June 7-11, afternoon
    Spend your afternoons with the Wildcats basketball team. Campers will focus on individual and team skill development through various fun and competitive drills emphasizing dribbling, shooting, passing, and rebounding. Sessions will also include relays, scrimmages, and sports-related games. All campers will have an opportunity to work with current varsity Wildcats players. Led by Kat Martin, Westminster girls varsity basketball coach.

    This is Coach Martin’s first year joining the Camp Westminster team. At Westminster, she serves as the girl’s varsity basketball head coach and also works as the assistant director of institutional advancement. Prior to Westminster, Coach Martin coached at the collegiate level for more than 12 years at various Division 1 programs. She hopes that each camper falls in love with the game and reaches their goals and individual potential. Coach Martin looks forward to getting to know her campers and developing friendships with future teammates!

  • Cheer*

    Grades K–8 (Girls)
    Elementary (K–5): June 7–11, morning
    Middle School (6–8): June 7–11, morning
    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 11th. (Note: this performance may be virtual.) Camp will be led by the Westminster cheerleading coaching staff.
    *Additional materials fee of $10. Campers will receive blue and white poms.

  • Club Wildcat

    Grades K–2, 3–5 (Boys & Girls)
    June 7–11, morning, afternoon, or all day
    June 14–18, morning, afternoon, or all day
    June 21–25, morning, afternoon, or all day — AFTERNOON GRADES 3–5 FULL
    June 28–July 2, morning, afternoon, or all day
    Club Wildcat is everything that is exciting about camp, including Indoor and outdoor games, interactive storytime, crafts, water fun, and more. Campers will enjoy a variety of activities that will be sure to bust summer boredom.

  • Crafting

    Grades 3–7 (Boys & Girls)
    June 7-11, morning
    Let’s get creative! Campers will spend the week learning fun jewelry-making techniques, like weaving, beading, metal stamping, and more. They will also do a variety of other crafts with cool things to take home each day. Led by Kathleen Freese, Physical Education and Little Pelicans teacher at Covenant Christian School.
    *Additional materials fee of $20

    Mrs. Freese is the Physical Education and 3 & 4-year-old teacher at Covenant Christian School. She loves to help campers build friendships while also stepping out and trying something new. She loves arts and crafts and has led Girl Scouts, youth groups, and mission trips. She can’t wait to spend time with you at Camp Westminster!

  • Crochet, Macrame, and Plastic Lace

    Grades 3-8 (Boys & Girls)
    June 14-18, morning
    Hook one, pull through — before you know it, you’ll have a beautifully crocheted piece to enjoy! We hope you’ll grab a friend or two and join us as we learn essential crocheting techniques at this camp for all ability levels. Beginners to experienced crocheters are welcome! Can’t handle a hook? No problem. If you can tie your shoes, you are well on your way to creating marvelous macrame magic using paracord to make everything from stylish survivalist belts and armbands to lanyards and friendship bracelets. New this year, we are adding some plastic lace crafts which can be used to make lanyards and keychains. There is something for everyone and every ability. We’ll complete a variety of small projects in this camp. Led by Lisa Westrich, experienced crocheter, crafter, and Westminster community member. All necessary supplies are provided.

    Ms. Westrich is on staff at Westminster and is an alumni parent to two daughters, Katelyn ’09 and Bekah ’16. She has enjoyed crocheting and knitting since she was eight years old. She hopes to encourage beginning knitters and crocheters in their skills and pass on her love for these hobbies! She’s excited to guide campers in developing a life skill that can not only provide joy for themselves but also to others through the creation of gifts. She’s excited to spend the week with you!

  • Dance

    Grades K-8 (Girls)
    Elementary Session (K-5): June 14-18, morning
    Middle School Session (6-8): June 28–July 2, morning
    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. Elementary camp will be led by Grace Linton, Westminster alumna and varsity dance team coach. Middle school will be led by Kayla and Erica Suchland, Westminster middle school dance coaches.

    Coach Linton is thrilled to be returning to Camp Westminster to coach dance camp this summer! When she was a student at Westminster, she was a member of the varsity dance team for four years and also helped as a counselor-in-training at Camp Westminster’s dance camp each summer. In college, she danced at Furman University, and now she coaches the varsity dance team at Westminster and teaches fifth grade at Kirk Day School. Coach Linton believes dance is such an incredible sport and she looks forward to fostering each camper’s love and passion for it this summer!

    Coaches Erica and Kayla Suchland are excited to be a part of Camp Westminster this summer! Both Erica and Kayla were members of their high school’s varsity dance team for four years and helped lead dance camps each summer. They both continued dancing in college as members of the Fontbonne University dance team. They enjoy coaching the middle school dance team at Westminster and are teachers in the St. Louis area. Erica and Kayla believe dance fosters self-confidence and creativity in young people and are thrilled to share their love of dance with the campers this year!

  • Disney Showstoppers

    Grades 3-7 (Boys & Girls)
    June 7-11, morning
    Does your child love to sing, dance and act? Join us for a half-day camp where we work on scenes and songs from the Disney musicals Frozen, Alice in Wonderland, and The Little Mermaid. The camp will teach basic acting, singing, and dancing skills for musical theatre.  Please join us as we create some Disney magic. Led by Kirk Day School music teacher Betsy Smith.

    Mrs. Smith has been teaching elementary-aged children for 21 years and loves to teach music and drama in creative ways. Her greatest desire is that each camper will discover and understand music as a tool to worship God, whether that is through voice, instrument, or dance. This will be her first year at Camp Westminster and she can’t wait to meet you!

  • Down to a Science — WAITLIST

    Grades 3-6 (Boys & Girls)
    June 14-18, afternoon

    Have fun learning new things in the science lab! Slimers, nature lovers, exploders, and tricksters will love this hands-on class. Each day will feature new experiments and scientific wonders. Led by Westminster science teacher Karen Thompson.

    Mrs. Thompson is excited to be in her fourth year at Camp Westminster! She has more than 20 years of secondary education teaching experience, as well as experience leading youth groups at church. At Westminster, she teaches 8th grade science. She hopes campers will come excited to learn something new and have fun at her camps this year! She looks forward to meeting you!

  • Field Hockey

    Grades 5-9 (Girls)
    June 7-11, morning
    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. Mouth guards and shin guards are required; eye guards are optional. Led by Westminster assistant field hockey coaches Grace Adams and Jennifer Johnston.

    Coach Johnston coaches AIM field hockey as well as Westminster JV field hockey. She has been a teacher at Promise Christian Academy for the past ten years. Coach Johnston’s goal for each camper is that she would improve her current skill level and learn a few new skills. She loves coaching at Camp Westminster and this opportunity to watch her campers grow in skill and love for Christ.

  • Football

    Grades 5-7 (Boys)
    June 14-18, morning
    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 that will be collected at the conclusion of camp. A full-contact camp allows campers to learn proper tackling techniques and football safety and 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 Coach Butler B’ynote’, head football coach at Westminster.

    Coach B’ynote’ is looking forward to his first year at Camp Westminster. Coach B’ynote’ serves as the football coach at Westminster as well as the Assistant Dean of Students. He played college football at Ohio State University and professionally with the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers. He has a strong passion for growing and developing young men both in their football skills and faith and character. Coach is looking forward to meeting you!

  • Francais for Foodies — WAITLIST

    Grades 5-8 (Boys & Girls)
    June 21-25, morning
    Bienvenue! Come join us for a culinary tour of France. We’ll explore traditional dishes, restaurant etiquette, and learn what those Michelin Stars are all about. You’ll even get to pick up some handy French phrases and vocabulary along the way. If you dream of dining in France, this is the perfect camp for you. So bring your appetites as we explore French cuisine, one bite at a time! (Note: this class will include food consumption. Please make us aware of any food allergies upon registration).

    Madame Costello is a lifelong Francophile. She’s eaten her way through many regions of France and considers herself a professional judge of croissants. Since starting French classes in 7th grade, she hasn’t stopped learning the language. She is currently working in the Westminster Admissions Department and occasionally gets to sub for a French class. She is so excited to be doing camp for the first time and looks forward to seeing you over the summer!

  • Games Galore

    Grades 4-7 (Boys & Girls)
    June 7-11, morning and afternoon
    Join us for a week of fun as we play all sorts of games!! From board games to yard games to card games to ball games, we’ll be competing in a huge variety of activities! Try your hand at some classics like Pictionary, Kickball, and Capture the Flag, but come prepared to learn some new ones as well! So put your game face on and come ready for a week of competitive fun!

    Ms. Pautler has experience as a lifeguard, swim instructor, and as a high school and college lacrosse player. She has coached lacrosse at the middle school and high school levels. At Westminster, she teaches 7th grade math and 8th grade P.E. This is her seventh year at Camp Westminster. She’s excited to get to know new campers, learn new things together, and use the gifts God has given us — all while having a lot of fun!

  • Great Westminster Bake Off (Cake and Cookie Decorating)

    Grades 3-6 (Boys & Girls)
    June 14-18, morning 
    June 14-18, afternoon  — WAITLIST
    Do you think you’ve got what it takes to make delicious and amazing cookies, cakes, or cupcakes? In this class, you’ll learn some of the techniques you may have seen on the hit TV show to decorate tasty treats using royal icing, fondant, and chocolate. Then you’ll try to nail it by making something incredible to show off and share with your family and friends.

    Mrs. Gorline currently teaches upper school math at Westminster. Her personal motto is “Happiness is Homemade,” and in her free time she can usually be found doing something creative in the kitchen or at her sewing machine. She is relatively new to the St. Louis area, having lived in Texas before relocating here last year. She loves summer and hopes that her campers will have amazing and creative experiences that will spark new interests throughout the rest of the year!

  • Improv I

    Grades 5-8 (Boys & Girls)
    June 7-11, morning
    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. (Note: due to COVID, this performance may be virtual.) Led by Westminster improv alumna Mallory Alpert.

    A 2010 Westminster graduate, Ms. Alpert got her start in improv classes at Westminster. Throughout college, she performed with an improv troupe and later performed weekly at improv theatres in the Chicagoland area. Currently, Ms. Alpert performs with ComedySportz STL and works in student ministries at Greentree Community Church. She hopes her camp will be a place where campers can encounter the Lord through creativity, teamwork and the joy of improv and learn to say “yes” to the adventure of not knowing what comes next! She hopes you’ll join her in making new friends by laughing and learning together!

  • Improv II

    Grades 6-9 (Boys & Girls)
    June 7-11, afternoon
    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 will culminate in a performance for friends and family on Friday. (Note: due to COVID, this performance may be virtual.) Led by Westminster improv alumna Mallory Alpert.

    A 2010 Westminster graduate, Ms. Alpert got her start in improv classes at Westminster. Throughout college, she performed with an improv troupe and later performed weekly at improv theatres in the Chicagoland area. Currently, Ms. Alpert performs with ComedySportz STL and works in student ministries at Greentree Community Church. She hopes her camp will be a place where campers can encounter the Lord through creativity, teamwork and the joy of improv and learn to say “yes” to the adventure of not knowing what comes next! She hopes you’ll join her in making new friends by laughing and learning together!

  • Junior Golf* — WAITLIST

    Grades 3-6 (Boys & Girls)
    June 21-25, morning
    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. Led by Westminster golf coach Brian Burkey and assisted by current Westminster high school golfers.
    *Additional materials fee of $20.

    Coach Burkey has more than 13 years of experience as a varsity golf coach, in addition to playing golf in high school and college. He’s excited to be returning for his fourth year at Camp Westminster. During the school year, he teaches upper school Bible and coaches the varsity boys golf team. He hopes campers will grow in their ability and enjoyment of the game of golf while at camp. He looks forward to seeing you on the green!

  • Knitting — Beginner & Advanced

    Grades 3-8 (Boys & Girls)
    June 21-25, morning
    Knit one, purl two! Campers will learn all the essential knitting techniques through a variety of small projects. Our camp is led by Lisa Westrich, a Westminster community member. Lisa began knitting when she was eight years old. She loves encouraging others to discover and develop their own God-given abilities. Don’t think you can handle knitting needles? No problem. We’ll explore the new arm knitting/finger knitting craze where the only knitting needles you need are literally an arm’s length away! The advanced option is for those who have mastered the basic techniques in our beginner’s track and are proficient with the basic knit stitch and casting on and off. In the advanced class, the sky’s the limit as we explore the infinite variety of patterns and yarns to create personal favorites. All supplies are provided.

    Ms. Westrich is on staff at Westminster and is an alumni parent to two daughters, Katelyn ’09 and Bekah ’16. She has enjoyed crocheting and knitting since she was eight years old. She hopes to encourage beginner knitters and crocheters in their skills and pass on her love for these hobbies! She’s excited to guide campers in developing a life skill that can not only provide joy for themselves but also to others through the creation of gifts. She’s excited to spend the week with you!

  • Lacrosse

    Grades 5-8 (Girls)
    June 14-18, morning
    All players from beginners to advanced are welcome to join us as we 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 Jamie Kuhn.

    Coach Kuhn has run lacrosse camps every summer since 2012. She teaches middle school P.E. and health and is the head coach of Westminster’s varsity girls lacrosse team. In her camp, Coach Kuhn wants campers to gain knowledge about the sport of lacrosse and have fun!

  • Let’s Have a Ball! — WAITLIST

    Grades 2-6 (Boys & Girls)
    June 28-July 2, afternoon
    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, beach volleyball, dodgeball, tennis, softball, water bottle bowling, and more! Led by Twin Oaks P.E. teacher Kate McCann.

    This is Coach McCann’s third year at Camp Westminster. She works at Twin Oaks as a P.E. teacher and loves to encourage physical activity. Coach Kate’s goal for each camper is that they feel encouraged to work hard and learn the discipline of their sport. She hopes her campers have fun and apply what they learn in their future endeavors.

  • Music Makers

    Grades K-2 (Boys & Girls)
    June 21-25, afternoon
    Campers will learn musical concepts through play and having fun!  They will learn to make some simple instruments while singing and dancing! They will increase their knowledge of spatial awareness, improve their listening skills, and learn new songs. Led by Kirk Day School music teacher Betsy Smith.

    Mrs. Smith has been teaching elementary-aged children for 21 years and loves to teach music and drama in creative ways. Her greatest desire is that each camper will discover and understand music as a tool to worship God, whether that is through voice, instrument, or dance. This will be her first year at Camp Westminster and she can’t wait to meet you!

  • Musical Theatre — WAITLIST

    Grades 3-7 (Boys & Girls)
    June 28-July 2, All Day
    Calling all 3rd-7th graders who love musical theatre! Summer is a great time to learn acting, singing and dancing! During this camp, students will work on learning a 30-minute musical in one week! Students will audition prior to the camp to be assigned their roles. Students will be led by one teacher and several high school musical theater students. If your child loves the performing arts, this is the camp for them. Led by Kathy Eichelberger, Musical Theatre Director at Westminster.

    Ms. Eichelberger has directed more than 30 musicals at Westminster and has many years of experience teaching children ages 2-18. At Westminster, she serves as the coordinator of theatrical productions and teaches middle school choir and middle school performing arts. She is in her seventh year leading camps at Camp Westminster. She loves teaching music camps because the students who attend always have a great love for making music and performing. Their enthusiasm is contagious! She hopes that, during their week together, campers will learn how to produce something bigger than themselves. She’s excited to meet new students and inspire them to be their best!

  • Outdoor Adventure — WAITLIST

    Grades 3–8 (Boys & Girls)
    June 7-11, afternoon
    Are you a big fan of nature? Or are you jittery because you’re nature deprived? Yikes! Put down your smartphone and drop that video game controller! If you think it would be cool to learn about geocaching, hiking, camping, survival, wildlife (flora and fauna, what?!), and perhaps partake in some nature photography, we’ve got the camp for you! All of those fun things will be happening at our Outdoor Adventure Camp this summer! We’ll even take a trip to Queeny Park (COVID-dependent) for some serious geocaching competition! Led by Westminster upper school teacher Brian Maloy and his wife Clara, 4th grade teacher at Central Christian School.

    Mr. Maloy is a former Colorado backpacking guide, Eagle Scout, and lover of all things nature. He has hiked parts of the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and Ozark Trails. Mr. Maloy is also a former Kanakuk & K-Life staffer—working for K-Life in St. Louis and working for six summers at Kanakuk. Through his camps, he hopes campers grow in their love for God’s creation! He can’t wait to get outside, do stuff in nature, and help campers grow in their confidence and knowledge that they are loved! Attendees of his camp are guaranteed to experience something new, something challenging, and to see the world in a new bigger way!

  • Outdoor Adventure Jr. — WAITLIST

    Grades K–2 (Boys & Girls)
    June 7-11, morning
    When you hear the word “nature,” do you jump with joy? Or when you see a butterfly, do you scream in terror? Yikes. Put down your mom’s smartphone and drop your big brother’s video game controller! If you think it would be cool to learn about geocaching, hiking, camping, wildlife (flora and fauna, what?!), and perhaps partake in some nature photography, we’ve got the camp for you! All of those fun things will be happening at Outdoor Adventure Jr. this summer! Led by Westminster upper school teacher Brian Maloy and his wife Clara, 4th grade teacher at Central Christian School.

    Mr. Maloy is a former Colorado backpacking guide, Eagle Scout, and lover of all things nature. He has hiked parts of the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and Ozark Trails. Mr. Maloy is also a former Kanakuk & K-Life staffer—working for K-Life in St. Louis and working for six summers at Kanakuk. Through his camps, he hopes campers grow in their love for God’s creation! He can’t wait to get outside, do stuff in nature, and help campers grow in their confidence and knowledge that they are loved! Attendees of his camp are guaranteed to experience something new, something challenging, and to see the world in a new bigger way!

  • Passport to Jerusalem

    Grades 3–6 (Boys & Girls)
    June 28-July 2, morning
    Have you ever wanted to visit The Holy Lands?  Would you love to see the Bible come alive as you walk where Jesus walked and see what life was like for Him and His disciples? From Bethlehem to Jerusalem and many places in between, this camp will take you on a virtual tour and you can “see” and “walk” where Jesus lived and ministered. Campers will participate in fun hands-on activities that will bring them up close and personal to the foundations of the Christian faith. Led by Nate Whitfield.

    Mr. Whitfield is an MDiv student at Covenant Theological Seminary and also serves as a youth ministry intern at The Kirk of the Hills, PCA. He has enjoyed leading residential camp sessions at HoneyRock and is a graduate of Wheaton College. His desire is that each camper will have a ton of fun and grow closer to Jesus in thier walk with Him!

  • Puppet Palooza

    Grades K-2 (Boys & Girls)
    June 28-July 2, morning
    Get ready to tap into your inner puppeteer. Maybe you already know how to do different voices or how to write a story. At this camp, you will bring your puppets to life with stories you already know. You will create fun scripts with creative characters, fantastic puppets, and fabulous props. Led by Kathleen Freese, Physical Education and Little Pelicans teacher at Covenant Christian School.

    Mrs. Freese is the Physical Education and 3&4-year-old teacher at Covenant Christian School. She loves to help campers build friendships while also stepping out and trying something new. She loves arts and crafts and has led Girl Scouts, youth groups, and mission trips. She can’t wait to spend time with you at Camp Westminster!

  • Rainforest Expedition — WAITLIST

    Grades K–2 (Boys & Girls)
    June 7-11, afternoon
    Come and explore the rainforest. Have you ever seen a toucan or a red-eyed tree frog? How about a gecko or an anaconda? We will learn about the rainforest and a variety of your favorite rainforest creatures. We will have a lot of fun creating art, playing games, and learning about the rainforest! Led by Kathleen Freese, Physical Education and Little Pelicans Teacher at Covenant Christian School.

    Mrs. Freese is the Physical Education and 3&4-year-old teacher at Covenant Christian School. She loves to help campers build friendships while also stepping out and trying something new. She loves arts and crafts and has led Girl Scouts, youth groups, and mission trips. She can’t wait to spend time with you at Camp Westminster!

  • Robofun* — WAITLIST

    Grades 3-5 (Boys & Girls)
    June 7-11, afternoon — WAITLIST
    June 21-25, morning
    Curious campers will love this STEAM camp, where they can dive into the world of robotics by building their own creations and testing them out. This is an entry-level class and will teach your child new concepts about robotics and coding.
    *Class requires an additional $20 materials fee for rental of robotics equipment

  • Soccer

    Grades K-8 (Boys & Girls)
    Grades K-4: June 7-11, morning — WAITLIST
    Grades 5-8: June 7-11, afternoon 
    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.

    Coach Legters has been leading soccer camps at Westminster since 1997. He played soccer at Covenant College and has received his USSF National D license and NSCAA Advanced National certification. He teaches upper school Spanish at Westminster and serves as the varsity boys soccer head coach and the varsity girls soccer assistant coach. He has more than 20 years of coaching experience at Westminster. He is excited for campers to learn something new about soccer and improve their skill and understanding of the game—all while having fun.

  • Softball

    Grades 2-9 (Girls)
    Grades 2-5: June 21-25, morning
    Grades 6-9: June 21-25,  morning
    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. Wildcats varsity softball coach Dan Petke will bring campers an instructional yet competitive summer camp experience.

    Coach Petke has been a camp leader at Camp Westminster for eight years. He has coached baseball at Westminster for seven years and has been the head softball coach at Westminster for multiple seasons. He currently teaches ninth grade history at Westminster. His favorite part of camp is watching campers improve in their game and glorify God through competition. He hopes to see you on the field!

  • STEM Camp* — WAITLIST

    Grades 6-9 (Boys & Girls)
    June 28-July 2, morning
    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, have fun designing and building great projects, and learn technical drawing and sketching in this hands-on engineering experience.
    *Additional materials fee of $20.

    Westminster’s STEM director Coach Crutcher hopes to help campers make connections with other campers and learn to use the talents and gifts God has blessed them with to honor and glorify Him. He hopes each camper will leave the week feeling like an accomplished engineer/scientist and wanting to explore the world around them more.

  • Stoked for Science

    Grades 6-9 (Boys & Girls)
    June 7-11, afternoon
    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.

    Ms. Butterfield teaches upper school biology at Westminster and previously taught 8th grade science. She is in her seventh year as a camp instructor at Camp Westminster and is looking forward to a fun week meeting new campers and exploring God’s amazing creation. It is her hope that campers will learn new science skills and become even more passionate about science. What’s the best part of Stoked for Science? It’s definitely the opportunity to be hands-on in the lab, solving forensic crimes and extracting the fat from snack foods! She’s excited to meet you and enjoy the week together!

  • Summer Olympics

    Grades K-2 (Boys & Girls)
    June 14-18, afternoon
    This will be a timely, fun camp; teaching campers all about the Summer Olympics and what it means to bring home the gold. Campers will learn about other cultures and the various events that make up the Olympic games.

  • Tabletop Gaming

    Grades 5-9 (Boys & Girls)
    June 7-11, afternoon
    We’ll take our gaming skills beyond the family favorites like “Chutes and Ladders,” “Monopoly,” and “Uno!” Whether you like strategy games, social games, bluffing games, cooperative games, or silly games, this is the place for you. Campers can bring their favorite games with them, but a variety of games will also be provided and taught. We will practice decision-making, learn about cause and effect, practice fair play and good citizenship, and have fun! Led by Westminster fine arts teacher Allen Schwamb.

    Mr. Schwamb has been playing board games since he was a child. He considers this one of his favorite hobbies and loves advising the Westminster Gaming Club. This is Mr. Schwamb’s second year at Camp Westminster, and he hopes campers will have a good time and challenge themselves to think strategically as they engage in the friendly competition that is gaming.

  • Tennis

    Grades 3-8 (Boys & Girls)
    Beginner Session 1: June 14-18, morning — WAITLIST
    Beginner Session 2: June 21-25, morning
    Beginner Session 3: June 28- July 2, afternoon
    Intermediate/Advanced Session 1: June 14-18, afternoon
    Intermediate/Advanced Session 2: June 28- July 2, morning
    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 former Westminster varsity coach and current Kirk Day School teacher Debbie Legters.

    Mrs. Legters graduated from Calvin College, where she played tennis and was an all-conference player. She served as the varsity tennis coach at Westminster from 1996–2002 and began the Westminster tennis camp in 1997. She has been teaching tennis for many years at Woodsmill Racquet Club and wants to see each player improve their game and fuel a desire to play more tennis in the future.

  • Theatre Skills — WAITLIST

    Grades 3-8 (Boys & Girls)
    June 21-25, afternoon
    Campers will develop skills for performance through collaborative exercises, imaginative play, warm-ups, improvisation, and monologues, as well as learn basic theatrical terminology. This class will be fun and will find you on your feet moving around most of the time. Come improve your theatrical skills! Led by Jim Butz, Drama Teacher at Westminster.

    Mr. Butz has been a professional actor for more than 20 years and has taught speech and drama at Westminster for the past 10 years. He teaches all upper-level theatre and speech classes while also directing multiple theatrical productions each year. In Theatre Skills, Mr. Butz hopes campers will expand their vision for what is possible as they grow more confident, make new friends, and have fun.

  • Violin Blast-Off

    Grades 3-5 (Boys & Girls)
    June 14-18, ALL DAY
    Up like a rocket…Violin Blast-Off campers will learn the fundamental techniques of playing the violin. No experience is necessary. Our campers will explore beginning violin by learning some short tunes and share our favorites on the last day of camp in a recital. A $20 supplies fee will provide each camper with an instrument and bow to use while at camp. Students will be fitted for their rental instrument prior to camp.

    Mrs. Carrie Roberts is the orchestra director at Westminster, a veteran strings teacher, and is leading her first beginning violin camp this summer. Her goal is for each camper to discover how much fun violin playing can be as we Blast Off together!

  • Volleyball

    Grades 3-6 (Boys & Girls) and 6-8 (Girls)
    Grades 3-6: June 14-18, morning (Beginner Session) 
    Grades 6-8: June 14-18, afternoon (Advanced Session)
    Pass, set, spike! Whether campers are just getting started or are veterans on the court, this camp will improve their skills while emphasizing 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 Bryndyn Crutcher, Westminster girls varsity volleyball coach.

    Now in his 23rd year of coaching, Coach Crutcher has coached multiple sports teams at all levels—from youth to college. He coaches girls and boys volleyball at Westminster where he also serves as STEM director. At Camp Westminster, Coach Crutcher hopes to help campers make connections with other campers and learn to use the talents and gifts God has blessed them with to honor and glorify Him—while learning and growing in the sport of volleyball.

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