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2022 Camps

See below for a list of camps we are offering this summer for grades 3–8.

  • Amazing Anatomy*

    Grades 6–8 (Boys & Girls)
    June 13–17, 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 fifth 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!

  • Art: Clay Critters

    Grades 3–8 (Boys & Girls)
    June 6–10, 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 Megan McKelvey.

  • Art Studio*

    Grades 3–8 (Boys & Girls)
    June 6–10, afternoon
    June 13–17, afternoon

    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!

  • Baseball

    Grades 3–8 (Boys)
    Grades 3-4: June 6-10, morning
    Grades 5-6: June 6-10, afternoon
    Grades 7–8: June 27–July 1, 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 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 3–5: June 20–24, morning
    Grades 6–7: June 20–24, afternoon
    Grades 5–7: June 27–July 1, 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 hopes you’re ready for a great week!

  • Basketball (Girls)

    Grades 3–8 (Girls)
    June 6–10, morning

    Spend your mornings 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.

    Coach Martin 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 3–5 and 6–8 (Girls)
    June 6–10, morning
    June 20–24, 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. Camp will be led by the Westminster cheerleading coaching staff.

  • Color Chemistry

    Grades 3–5 (Boys & Girls)
    June 6–10, morning
    June 13–17, morning

    Love science and colors? In this camp, you will learn all the colorful creations that can be made through Chemistry! Led by Westminster middle school science teacher Karen Thompson.

    Mrs. Thompson 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!

  • Crafting*

    Grades 3–8 (Boys & Girls)
    June 13–17, afternoon

    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 Laura Christine.
    *Additional materials fee of $20.

  • Crochet & Macrame

    Grades 3–8 (Boys & Girls)
    June 13–17, 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. 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.

  • Dance

    Grades 3-5 (Girls)
    June 13-17, 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. Led by Grace Linton, Westminster alumna, and former Westminster varsity dance team captain.

    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!

  • Down to a Science!

    Grades 6–8 (Boys & Girls)
    June 6–10, afternoon

    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 middle school science teacher Karen Thompson.

    Mrs. Thompson 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 5-8 (Girls)
    June 6-10, 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.

  • Football

    Grades 5–8 (Boys)
    June 27–July 1, 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 Westminster varsity football coaches.

  • Games Galore

    Grades 4–7 (Boys & Girls)
    June 6–10, morning

    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!

  • Great Westminster Bake Off (Cake and Cookie Decorating)*

    Grades 3–6 (Boys & Girls)
    June 20–24, morning and afternoon

    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 TV shows to decorate tasty treats using royal icing, fondant, and chocolate. Then you’ll see if you are the Star Baker by creating a one-of-a-kind Showstopper. You’ll get to bring some of your masterpieces home to share with family and friends.
    *Additional materials fee of $20.

    Mrs. Gorline currently teaches upper school math and science 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 loves summer camp 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 27–July 1, 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 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 6–8 (Boys & Girls)
    June 27–July 1, 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 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*

    Grades 3–6 (Boys & Girls)
    June 20–24, morning

    Join us on the green! Campers 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 14 years of experience as a varsity golf coach, in addition to playing golf in high school and college. 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 6–10, 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.

  • Lacrosse

    Grades 3–8 (Girls)
    June 13–17, 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!

  • Musical Theatre

    Grades 3–7 (Boys & Girls)
    June 13–17, 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 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

    Grades 6–8 (Boys & Girls)
    June 20–24, ALL DAY

    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 Outdoor Adventure this summer! Led by Westminster middle school teacher Karen Thompson.

    Mrs. Thompson 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!

  • Outdoor Adventure Jr.

    Grades 3-5 (Boys & Girls)
    June 27-July 1, ALL DAY

    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 middle school teacher Karen Thompson.

    Mrs. Thompson 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!

  • Passport to Ancient Greece/Rome

    Grades 3–6 (Boys & Girls)
    June 6–10, afternoon
    June 20–24, afternoon

    Grab your passport and pack your suitcase because we’re going 5,000 miles east and several thousand years back in time to Ancient Greece and Rome! We’ll learn about the people, culture, language, and customs of these great civilizations. We’ll do some fantastic arts and crafts, play games, and put on a few skits along the way. Led by Nate Whitfield.

    Mr. Whitfield has been working at Camp Westminster for a number of years and is a current seminary student at Covenant Theological Seminary. 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 their walk with Him!

  • Passport to Jerusalem

    Grades 3–6 (Boys & Girls)
    June 13–17, afternoon
    June 27–July 1, afternoon

    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 so 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 has been working at Camp Westminster for a number of years and is a current seminary student at Covenant Theological Seminary. 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 their walk with Him!

  • Pool Party

    Grades 4–7 (Boys & Girls)
    June 6–10, afternoon

    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 techniques. Campers will also play a variety of fun water games to improve their 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 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!

  • Soccer

    Grades 3–8 (Boys & Girls)
    June 13–17
    Grades 3–4: morning
    Grades 5–8: 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 3–8 (Girls)
    June 27–July 1, 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. Westminster varsity softball coach Dan Petke will bring campers an instructional yet competitive summer camp experience.

    Coach Petke 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!

  • Stoked for Science

    Grades 6–8 (Boys & Girls)
    June 20–24, 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.

    Mrs. Butterfield teaches upper school biology at Westminster and previously taught 8th grade science. She 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!

  • Tennis

    Grades 3–8 (Boys & Girls)
    Beginner Session 1: June 6–10, morning
    Beginner Session 2: June 13–17, morning
    Beginner Session 3: June 20–24, morning
    Intermediate/Advanced Session 1: June 6–10, afternoon
    Intermediate/Advanced Session 2: June 27–July 1, 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

    Grades 3–8 (Boys & Girls)
    June 20-24: Grades 6-8, afternoon
    June 27-July 1: Grades 3-5, 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 5–6 (Boys & Girls)
    June 6–10, 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)
    June 20–24
    Grades 3–6 (Beginner): morning
    Grades 6–8 (Advanced): afternoon

    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.

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