2020 Camps

  • Amazing Anatomy*

    Grades 6–8 (Boys and Girls)
    June 15–19, 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 doing it at her camps this year! She looks forward to meeting you!

  • Art: Clay Critters Sculpture

    Grades 1–3 (Boys and Girls)
    June 8–12, morning
    What do you know about the Amazon rainforest? Have you ever seen a toucan or a red-eyed tree frog? How about a gecko or an anaconda? We will learn about a variety of your favorite rainforest creatures, build them out of polymer clay, and design and build a habitat for them out of a shoebox. We will have a lot of fun creating our art! Led by Kathleen Freese, physical education and Little Pelicans teacher at Covenant Christian School.

    This is Mrs. Freese’s first year with Camp Westminster! She is the physical education and 3/4 year old teacher at Covenant Christian School. She loves sports and doing crafts, and hopes her campers have fun while reaching outside their comfort zone and learning something new. She can’t wait to meet you at camp!

  • Art Exploration

    Grades 4–6 (Boys and Girls)
    June 8–12, afternoon
    What do you think it would be like to live in a jungle? What kind of animals are hiding up a tree or slithering in the river? Let’s find out together as we make friends and explore the jungle and the animals that live in it through the world of art. During our time together we will use different mediums to create imaginary jungle animals. For returning students, there will be all new and different projects this year. Led by Nancy Bollinger, art teacher at Cornerstone Academy.

    Ms. Bollinger is excited for her second summer at Camp Westminster! She has more than 13 years of experience as an art teacher, as well as experience teaching digital art, computer science, and drama. Ms. Bollinger’s greatest desire for campers is that they would have fun, make lasting friendships, and build up their confidence in their artistic abilities. She can’t wait for this summer and all of the different mediums and projects she has planned!

  • Art: Imitate & Illustrate

    Grades K–2 (Boys and Girls)
    June 15–19, 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. We’ll use little dots of color to paint a picture like Georges Seurat, and we’ll rip pieces of paper to make mice like Leo Lionni. Each day of camp will feature a different well-known artist. Led by Janna Hickel, Above and Beyond class teacher at Covenant Christian School.

    Ms. Hickel is a Westminster parent and currently in her fourth year teaching in the Above & Beyond academic enrichment program at Covenant Christian School. This is her second year as a camp counselor at Camp Westminster. She’s excited to guide each camper in creating his or her own masterpiece to share with family and friends in Art: Imitate & Illustrate. She can’t wait to meet you!

  • Art Studio Camp*

    Grades 5–9 (Boys and Girls)
    June 15–19, morning
    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.
    *Additional materials fee of $20.

  • Art with an Author

    Grades K–2 (Boys and Girls)
    June 1–5, morning
    June 22–26, 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. A 2009 Westminster graduate and kindergarten teacher at South City Community School, she’s 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!

  • Baseball

    Grades 2–7 (Boys)
    June 1–5
    Morning (Session 1): Grades 5–7
    Afternoon (Session 2): Grades 2–4
    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.

    Coach Petke has been a camp leader at Camp Westminster for eight years. He has coached baseball at Westminster for seven years and also has experience as a softball coach—serving as head softball coach at Westminster for multiple seasons. He currently teaches ninth-grade history at WCA. 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 (Girls)

    Grades 3-9
    June 8–12, 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 sport 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!

  • Basketball (Boys)

    Grades 2–8
    June 22–26, 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 coached 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)
    June 15–19

    Morning (Session 1): Grades K–4
    Afternoon (Session 2): Grades 5–8
    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 coached 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!

  • Books and Cooks

    Grades K–2 (Boys and Girls)
    June 8–12, afternoon
    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. All recipes are nut-free. Some contain gluten and dairy. Led by Kathleen Freese the Little Pelicans and physical education teacher at Covenant Christian School.

    This is Mrs. Freese’s first year with Camp Westminster! She is the physical education and 3/4 year old teacher at Covenant Christian School. She loves sports and doing crafts, and hopes her campers have fun while reaching outside their comfort zone and learning something new. She can’t wait to meet you at camp!

  • Cheer

    Grades K–5 and 6–8 (Girls)
    June 1–5
    Afternoon: Elementary (K–5)
    Afternoon: Middle School (6–8)
    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. The elementary camp will be led by Twin Oaks teacher Ashley Prosser and the middle school camp will be led by Westminster varsity cheer coach Allison Overfelt.

    Mrs. Prosser started cheering in middle school and continued cheering through high school at Parkway West. She is the kindergarten teacher and cheerleading coach at Twin Oaks Christian School. Her goal for each camper is to help them become confident in the skills they learn at camp. Mrs. Prosser is excited to get to know these cheerleaders and help them expand on their God-given talents. She thinks the best part of camp will be seeing the girls get excited to share what they have learned on the last day!

    This is Coach Overfelt first year at Camp Westminster. She currently works in the Westminster athletic department and serves as the assistant varsity cheer coach. Coach Overfelt coached at Huntington University before coming to Westminster. She hopes that each camper will learn something new about themselves and will leave camp a better cheerleader than when they arrived.

  • Cinema Critic

    Grades 4–7 (Boys and Girls)
    June 15–19, afternoon
    In Cinema Critic, we will learn how to turn movie time into inspired project time! After watching some adventurous classics, like “Swiss Family Robinson”, campers will have several project options—ranging from arts and crafts projects to STEM challenges—that connect to the theme of the movie. This is a perfect camp to empower kids to make their own fun during summer break and dodge the “I’m bored” syndrome! Led by Central Christian School gifted and talented teacher, Victoria Hauser.

    This is Ms. Hauser’s fifth summer with Camp Westminster. She serves as the gifted education coordinator at Central Christian School. At Camp Westminster this summer, she’s excited to have a fully engaging time with campers. She hopes every camper who walks into her classroom feels the freedom to learn for fun. It’s her desire that each camper walks away from camp with new skills, confidence, and positive memories. She looks forwarding to meeting you soon!

  • Club Wildcat

    Grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8 (Boys and Girls)
    June 1–5, 8–12, 15–19, 22–26
    Morning, afternoon, or all-day
    Campers will participate in age-appropriate “pure camp” activities all week long. Campers will play outside and inside and participate in varied activities, from games to crafts and interactive storytime!

  • Cricket

    Grades 4–8 (Boys and Girls)
    June 15–19, morning
    Dibbly dobbly, wicket, yonker, jaffa…what do all these terms mean? They are all terms used in the sport of cricket. Cricket has similarities to baseball and softball in that it is played with a ball and a bat, but that is where the similarities end! Come learn the basics of one of the most popular sports in the world. You will learn how in the game of cricket you bowl, bat, field, and more playing various games and activities culminating in a “T-20 match” at the end of the week.

    This is Coach Harris’s first year with Camp Westminster and she is excited to introduce the sport of cricket. A certified cricket coach involved with the sport for more than seven years, she has introduced cricket to schools all over the metro St. Louis area, coached camps, and is one of the founders of American Cricket Academy. Coach Harris is the testing center coordinator at Westminster, the assistant varsity swim coach, and also coaches volleyball. She hopes each camper learns something new while having fun, making friends, and maybe finding their new passion!

  • Crochet, Macrame, and Plastic Lace

    Grades 3–8 (Boys and Girls)
    June 8–12, 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 the 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. And 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 8 years old. She hopes to encouarge 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!

  • Dance

    Grades K–5 and 6–8 (Girls)
    June 8–12
    Morning: Elementary Session (K-5)
    Morning: Middle School Session (6-8)
    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 camp will be led by Grace Linton, Westminster alumnae and varsity dance team head 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!

    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!

  • Dash Robot Driving School*

    Grades 3–5 (Boys and Girls)
    June 1–5, afternoon
    June 15–19, morning
    Campers will learn how to program and operate the Dash robot. We will end the week by programming Dash to navigate a challenging maze. Led by Central Christian School gifted and talented teacher, Victoria Hauser.
    *Students will need to bring a device that can work with the free apps required.

    This is Ms. Hauser’s fifth summer with Camp Westminster. She serves as the gifted education coordinator at Central Christian School. At Camp Westminster this summer, she’s excited to have a fully engaging time with campers. She hopes every camper who walks into her classroom feels the freedom to learn for fun, and it’s her desire that each camper walks away from camp with new skills, confidence, and positive memories. She looks forwarding to meeting you soon!

  • Field Hockey

    Grades 5-9 (Girls)
    June 1–5, 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 coach as well as Westminster JV field hockey. She is currently a teacher at Promise Christian Academy—a post she’s held 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 8–12, 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 technique and football safety and 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 Westminster varsity football coaches.

  • Imagine a Story

    Grades 3–6 (Boys and Girls)
    June 22–26, morning
    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. Campers will work on completing a short story throughout the week and will conclude with an optional reading to their peers. Led by Michelle Cox.

    Ms. Cox has been a professional writer her entire adult life, first as a print journalist and now as a freelance writer and fiction author. She’s also led children and adults through activities, workshops, and camps that help them access their creative side and express their creativity in the form of a story. In Imagine-a-Story, campers will learn they can find the spark of an idea for a story anywhere and have the ability to turn that spark into an interesting, creative story that will bring them joy in the writing and sharing of it! She hopes campers who sign up for her camp will gain confidence in their story writing abilities and make new friends who have similar interests!

  • Improv I

    Grades 5–8 (Boys and Girls)
    June 15–19, 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. Led by Westminster improv alum 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 and Girls)
    June 15–19, 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. Led by Westminster improv alum 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!

  • Jewelry Creation*

    Grades 5–9 (Boys and Girls)
    June 22–26, morning
    Let’s get creative with what we wear! Learn fun jewelry-making techniques, like how to weave, beading, metal stamping, and more. We’ll make a variety of cute new pieces to spice up any outfit! Led by Kathleen Freese, physical education and Little Pelicans teacher at Covenant Christian School.
    *Additional materials fee of $20.

    This is Mrs. Freese’s first year with Camp Westminster! She is the physical education and 3/4 year old teacher at Covenant Christian School. She loves sports and doing crafts, and hopes her campers have fun while reaching outside their comfort zone and learning something new. She can’t wait to meet you at camp!

  • Junior Golf*

    Grades 3–6 (Boys and Girls)
    June 15–19, 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. They will take the bus to Golf Port of Maryland Heights 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.
    *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 and Advanced

    Grades 3–8 (Boys and Girls)
    June 15–19, morning
    Knit one, purl two! Campers will learn all essential knitting techniques through a variety of small projects. 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, 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. 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.

    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 8 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 22–26, 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!

    Grades 2–6 (Boys and Girls)
    June 22–26, 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.

  • Musical Theatre

    Grades 3–7 (Boys and Girls)
    June 22–26, ALL DAY
    Calling all 3–7 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. One teacher and several high school musical theater students will lead the camp. If your child loves the performing arts then this is the camp for them.

    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 during their week together that campers will learn how to produce something bigger than themselves. She’s excited to meet new students and inspire them to be their best!

  • Nailed It: Westminster Style (Cake and Cookie Decorating)

    Grades 3–6 (Boys and Girls)
    June 15–19, morning and afternoon sessions
    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 Netflix 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!

  • Outdoor Adventure

    Grades 3–8 (Boys and Girls)
    June 1–5, 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 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.

    Grades K–2 (Boys and Girls)
    June 1–5, 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!

  • Pool Party

    Grades 4–7 (Boys and Girls)
    June 1–5, morning and afternoon sessions
    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. Campers 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.

    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 seventh-grade math and eighth-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!

  • Puppet Palooza

    Grades K–2 (Boys and Girls)
    June 22–26, afternoon
    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.

    This is Mrs. Freese’s first year with Camp Westminster! She is the physical education and 3/4 year old teacher at Covenant Christian School. She loves sports and doing crafts, and hopes her campers have fun while reaching outside their comfort zone and learning something new. She can’t wait to meet you at camp!

  • Soccer

    Grades K–4 and 5–8 (Boys and Girls)
    June 1–5
    Morning (Session 1): Grades K–4
    Afternoon (Session 2): Grades 5–8
    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 varsity boys soccer head coach and varsity girls soccer assistant coach. He has more than 20 years of coaching experience at WCA. He is excited for campers to learn something new about soccer and improve their skill and understanding of the game—all while having fun doing it.

  • Softball

    Grades 2–5 and 6–9 (Girls)
    June 22–26

    Morning: Grades 2–5
    Morning: Grades 6–9
    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.

    Coach Petke has been a camp leader at Camp Westminster for eight years. He has coached baseball at Westminster for seven years and also has experience as a softball coach (serving as head softball coach at Westminster for multiple seasons). He currently teaches ninth-grade history at WCA. 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!

  • Steam-A-Story

    Grades 2–5 (Boys and Girls)
    June 1–5, morning
    June 8–12, afternoon
    Students will enjoy a read-aloud story and then a design thinking/problem-solving activity related to the book’s theme.

    This is Ms. Hauser’s fifth summer with Camp Westminster. She serves as the gifted education coordinator at Central Christian School. At Camp Westminster this summer, she’s excited to have a fully engaging time with campers. She hopes every camper who walks into her classroom feels the freedom to learn for fun, and it’s her desire that each camper walks away from camp with new skills, confidence, and positive memories. She looks forward to meeting you soon!

  • STEM Camp*

    Grades 6–9 (Boys and Girls)
    June 15–19, 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 and have fun designing and building great projects, as well as 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 and Girls)
    June 8–12, 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 eighth-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 and Girls)
    June 8–12, morning
    With the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics opening mere weeks after Camp Westminster, it’s time to catch Olympic fever! Join Janna Hickel, Above & Beyond teacher at Covenant Christian School, for a week full of the history, pageantry, and excitement for the Olympic Games. Campers will learn about the ancient Olympics, the host city and country for this summer’s Olympic games, as well as the different sporting events that make up this summer’s games—we might even try our hands at a few of them!

    Ms. Hickel is a Westminster parent and currently in her fourth year teaching in the Above & Beyond academic enrichment program at Covenant Christian School. This is her second year as a camp counselor at Camp Westminster, and she’s excited to explore and celebrate the summer Olympics with her campers. She can’t wait to meet you!

  • Tabletop Gaming

    Grades 5–9 (Boys and Girls)
    June 22–26, 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. One of his most favorite hobbies, he 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 and Girls)
    Beginner Session 1: June 1–5, morning
    Beginner Session 2: June 8–12, afternoon
    Beginner Session 3: June 15–19, morning
    Intermediate/Advanced Session 1: June 1–5, afternoon
    Intermediate/Advanced Session 2: June 22–26, 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 Covenant teacher Karen Kittelson.

    Mrs. Kittelson is excited to be a part of Camp Westminster this upcoming summer. She has been playing tennis with family and friends since she was 8 years old and played for 3 years in college. Mrs. Kittelson currently teaches third grade at Covenant Christian School. She has twelve years experience coaching youth spors and served as the Athletic Director, basketball and volleyball coach at Twin Oaks Christian Academy. Her goals for each camper are to learn or improve their tennis skills, make new friends, and most importantly have fun.

  • Theatre Skills

    Grades 3–8 (Boys and Girls)
    June 8–12, afternoon
    More information to come. Led by Westminster drama teacher Jim Butz.

    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 would expand their vision for what is possible as they grow more confident, make new friends, and have fun.

  • Volleyball

    Grades 3–6 (Boys and Girls) and 6–8 (Girls)
    June 8–12
    Morning (Beginner Session): Grades 3–6
    Afternoon (Advanced Session): Grades 6–8
    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 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.

  • Wrestling

    Grades 1–6 (Boys)
    June 1–5, afternoon
    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.

    Coach Thobaben serves as a wrestling coach at Westminster and has coached boys in the sport at beginner, high school, and college levels. He has also served as a counselor at an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) wrestling camp. This is Coach Thobaben’s second year at Camp Westminster, and his hope is that all campers will recognize their growth over the course of the week and be excited to continue training! His goal is to help campers learn two to three useful techniques in wrestling and be able to execute those skills on the mat. He looks forward to seeing you this summer!

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