Summer Camps

Academic Summer Camps

List of 4 items.

  • Skills for Success Camp

    Skills for Success is designed for all grade levels and is taught by three experienced classroom teachers. Students will receive instruction from teachers certified in Social Studies, Math, and English, and all have experience teaching freshmen and upperclassmen.  The small classroom size helps students discover their learning styles, strengths, and weaknesses, which will help improve their academic performance. 
     
    Curriculum Includes:
    • Making the transition from Middle School to High School
    • How to become a Successful Student!
    • Time Management
    • Organization
    • Study Habits, Attitudes & Motivation
    • Digital Calendar & Task Management
    • Introduction to ASHS Digital Suite
    • Note-Taking Apps & Tools
    • Listening and Note-Taking 
    • Test Taking Strategies
    • Math Strategies
    • Research and Writing Strategies

    Camp Dates:
    July 22-25
    July 29-August 1
    August 5-8
    August 12-15


    Price: 
    $300


    Camp Registration Link 
  • Theatre Camp

    Date: July 15th-19th
    Time: 9:00 - 3:00 am
    Age: 7th - 9th graders 
    Cost: $300


    Spalding Theatre's first ever summer camp will focus on all aspects of theatre, including performance, auditioning, directing, technical theatre and more! Participants will be able to work with the Spalding Theatre directors to help bring their own production to life on the stage!


    Lauren Schene has been directing at Spalding since 2015 and is a graduate of Spalding where she was involved in the theatre and music programs. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from The Catholic University of America and after graduation, worked in the happiest place on earth, Disney World, in Entertainment. She was the director of the 2019 Cappie Award Winning production of The Drowsy Chaperone, and Spalding Theatre was nominated for 11 total categories that season. Most recently, she completed the Broadway Teachers Workshop where she attended educational sessions from notable artists such as Josh Groban, Alan Menken, and Andrea Martin.  

    Camp Registration Link 
  • SAT/ACT Camp

    Dates: June 10th - 21st

    The Summer 2024 SAT/ACT Bootcamp is designed to prepare students for testing dates in the 2024-2025 summer & school year. 

    The Program: 
    • Consists of 10 sessions designed to increase each student's aptitude, comfort, and knowledge of the College Board SAT and ACT exams. Each session is capped at 25 students, which ensures individualized instruction and attention.
    • In the first session, students will take a diagnostic test to ascertain their base-level score. The following eight sessions will individually address each student's strengths and weaknesses. Classes will devote time to the math, verbal, grammar, and writing skills that students need to utilize on the test.
    • The tenth session will consist of a final diagnostic exam to ascertain the progress and accomplishments of each student.
    • Lastly, after the final session, an email will be sent out to each student outlining their growth from the course and giving them a continued plan of study.

    Sessions: (ALL CLASSES WILL TAKE PLACE IN ROOM 212)
    • June 10  |  Practice Test 1 – Diagnostic 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
    • June 11  |  Introduction/English I 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM 
    • June 12  |  English  II 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM 
    • June 13  |  English III 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM 
    • June 14  |  English IV 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM 
    • June 17  |  Math I 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM 
    • June 18  |  Math II 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM 
    • June 19  |  Math III 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    • June 20 |  Math IV 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM 
    • June 21  |  Practice Test 2 -  Diagnostic 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • post June 21  |  Emailed Evaluations
    ***As part of the paid tuition for the course, students may attend any future Spalding SAT/ACT Prep session free of charge. For instance, if your student should take the course in the spring of his or her junior year and plan to take the test again during his or her senior year, they may drop in any course the following year.  We offer courses in the fall, spring, and summer every year.

    Staff:
    Ms. Katherine Mach - Course Coordinator and Mathematics 
    Katherine Mach has been teaching mathematics at Spalding for fourteen years. She has been involved in the SAT/ACT program for the past twelve of those years. She has experience teaching honors, intermediate, and college preparatory levels of mathematics.  Her current and previous courses include Algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, and calculus.  Ms. Mach has a BS in Mathematics and a BA in Latin from Mount Saint Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, MD, and a Master’s degree from the University of Maryland.  Ms. Mach is excited to help the students learn how to better their skills so that they can excel on the SATs and the ACTs. 


    Mrs. Angela Bentzley - English Instructor
    Angela Bentzley has been teaching English at Spalding for eighteen years.  She has experience teaching all levels of English including Honors World Literature, Honors Sophomore English, IB Junior English Literature, IB Senior English Literature, and Major British Writers.  Currently, she serves as the coordinator of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and nearly 100% of all students who have taken IB English Literature for the last 10 years have passed the exams.  Mrs. Bentzley holds a BA from Loyola University Chicago and a Master’s degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University.  With skill-building as her specialty, Mrs. Bentzley will help students identify their strengths and opportunities for growth on the SATs and ACTs.

    Details: 
    • The course is open to Spalding students in their sophomore and junior years.  The sessions will be held on the campus of Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, MD.
    • Due to our small size, we offer one of the best student-to-teacher ratios of any preparation session in the area.  The small class size ensures individualized attention and instruction at all times.
    • Students should come to sessions dressed comfortably and bring with them a pen or pencil, calculator, and notebook.  A short break will be offered during each session and students are welcome to bring a drink and/or a snack with them to class.  Vending machines are also available in the school.
    • Each student will receive a textbook as part of the course. These comprehensive test materials provide the basis for instruction for the class as well as the materials for the student’s continued independent study.
    • Every student, upon completion of the program, will receive an individualized assessment of his or her progress and a comprehensive evaluation. 

    Please contact Kate Mach for more information: machk@spaldinghs.org.

    Camp Registration Link | Camp Brochure

  • Art Camp

    Students will use multiple arts and crafts media to create many 2D and 3D visual artworks. Exploration of media such as oil pastels, watercolor, and acrylic paints, plaster cast mask-making, printmaking, and process journaling. Students will learn about the elements and principles of design anchored in color theory. Some artworks students will create include mask-making, mandalas, portrait print-making, and process journaling. All tools and supplies are included in the camp tuition. 

    Camp Date/Time: 
    July 15 - 18 & July 22 - 25  | 9 am - 3 pm 

    Ages/grades of students who can attend:
    Ages 10 -14 (rising 6th to 9th grade) 

    Price: 
    $350 - this includes funds to buy supplies
    Students will get the following supplies to take home along with their completed art projects: 
    (sketchbook, colored pencils, oil pastels, watercolor paint set, drawing pencils, erasers, markers, and a supplies case) 


    Weekly Schedule: 
    • All students should pack a lunch 
    • All Mornings will begin with sketching and completing design challenges in each student's sketchbook. 
    • Mon- Plaster Mask-Making 
    • Tues- Plaster Mask-Making 
    • Wed- Acrylic Mandala making 
    • Thurs- Portrait Printmaking 

    Please contact Bill Ford for more information: fordw@spaldinghs.org.

    Camp Registration Link

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Archbishop Spalding High School

8080 New Cut Road
Severn, MD 21144
410-969-9105