summer knights 2017

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The Summer Knights Program is designed to enrich, educate and activate your elementary, middle and high schooler! From rigorous and dynamic academic programs, such as Great Start Study Skills, to camps that engage your child's imagination, Summer Knights programs offer a variety of camps to take your child to the next level! Spend the summer sharpening your child's current skills or learn a brand new one! Summer Knights has something for everyone! Spend your summer with us and experience the Summer Knights difference!

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Athletics

Game on!

Enrichment

Arts, Writing and Multimedia

Academic

Prepare and get a Jump Start!

ACADEMIC, ENRICHMENT AND ATHLETIC CAMPS FOR STUDENTS IN 3rd-12th GRADES

2017 Schedule

June 17

Football One Day Clinic

June 19-23

Boys Basketball
Beginning Sailing
Comprehensive Strength and Conditioning Camp*
Boys Soccer
Oil Painting
Basic Cooking Class
Creative Writing
Tennis

June 26-30

Boys Lacrosse
Comprehensive Strength and Conditioning Camp*
Digital Knights
Girls Basketball
Volleyball
Mixed Media
SAT Prep
ACT Prep
PSAT Prep
JumpStart Geomertry
JumpStart Algebra II

July 10-14

Beginning Sailing
Boys Basketball
Comprehensive Strength and Conditioning Camp*
Field Hockey
Football

July 17-21

Band
Boys Basketball
Boys Soccer
Comprehensive Strength and Conditioning Camp*
Intermediate Sailing

Coming Soon!

CSI Ryken
Girls Lacrosse
Photography
Dates will be posted soon.

FAQs

Summer Knights is celebrating its 6th summer season of providing athletic, academic and enrichment camps for students in grades 3-12. Learn more! Click on a topic below.

All of our camp staff, coaches and teachers are professionals in their fields. Summer Knights employs several college coaches and instructors, St. Mary’s Ryken staff members and leaders in the community to teach and manage our programs.
Camp Size: Academic classes have an average of 12:1 student to teacher ratio.
Lunch is available during select weeks for an additional fee. Lunch must be purchased at the time of registration. Lunch is provided by SAGE Dining Services.
Students are welcome to register for two camps during the same week if one is offered in the morning and the other in the afternoon (or vice versa). A 30-minute lunch break will be provided in-between the camps.

Athletic Camps

Game on! Summer Knights Athletic camps are coached by the best coaches and are sure to increase your young athlete’s skills and love of the game! Experience the Summer Knights difference though a number of different athletic camps. Hone your child’s current skill or try a new sport and discover passion for a new activity.

Coming Soon

  • Girls Lacrosse

Football One Day Clinic

  • June 17. 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. 3rd-9th grades. Fee: $50.
  • Join us to learn football fundamentals and techniques. Learn from St Mary Ryken Varsity staff, including former college/pro coaches and NFL players. This is a non-contact camp.

Football Clinic

  • July 10-13. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. 3rd-8th grades. Fee: $200.
  • Join us to learn football fundamentals and techniques. Improve tackling, blocking, stances and all around knowledge of the game. Learn from St Mary Ryken Varsity staff, including former college/pro coaches and NFL players. Guest speakers during the week will share life lessons and assist in teaching football skills. Daily competitions will encourage the spirit of the sport! Players must bring non-perishable lunch. Teams looking for transportation should contact Coach Brady directly at aaron.brady@smrhs.org. This is a non-contact camp. Participants will be grouped by age and playing ability. Experienced and beginner players welcome to attend! You should bring cleats, sneakers, extra t-shirt, water bottle, snack, and your own lunch.

Boys Basketball

  • June 19-23, July 10-13 and July 17-20. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 5-9th grades. Discount! Sign up for two weeks for $190 each week, three weeks for $180 each week, or $200 per week.
  • Join us on the courts for one or two weeks of basketball with instruction provided from St. Mary’s Ryken Head Boys Basketball Coach, Patrick Behan. This boy’s basketball camp will cover the basic fundamentals of basketball, including offensive play with and without the ball and on-ball and off-ball defense. Campers will have the opportunity to enhance their individual skills through specialized instruction. Campers will compete in various camp shooting and skills competitions. There will also be 1 on 1, 3 on 3, and 5 on 5 play. Campers should expect to leave this camp with an improved skill set, and enjoy a week of fun.

Sailing Camp

  • Beginning Sailing: June 19-23 and July 10-14. Intermediate Sailing: July 17-21. Ages 11-15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $225.
  • These sailing camps are unlike any other camp! Spend part of your summer on the water, learn to sail and make new friends. This camp is led by St. Mary’s Ryken Sailing Coach, Joe Vavrus. Whether you’re a beginning sailor or an expert, this camp is for you. Campers will learn terminology, safety and basic sailing techniques. Intermediate campers will continue to build on sailing skills. Experienced sailors and those who completed beginning sailing are encouraged to sign up for intermediate sailing. Spend a week of your summer enjoying the beauty of the water. Space is limited.

Comprehensive Strength and Conditioning Camp

  • Mon-Thur, each week, for Ages 12-17. 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Discount! Sign up for all 4 weeks for a total of $350 or $100 per week
  • This camp is a comprehensive strength and conditioning program for athletes of any sport and at any level of competitions. Athletes will learn many areas of training from the basics to the expert level and cover subjects including nutrition and injury prevention. Some of the training will include; proper running form, core training, agility, speed, maximal strength, explosive power and overall conditioning. With all training there will be an emphasis on proper body movement and body positioning. Parents can expect their young athlete to work hard and be challenged in a positive uplifting environment. Athletes may sign up for a single week or the entire summer.

Boys Soccer Camp

  • June 19-23 and July 17-21. 8:30 -11:30 a.m. 4-12th grade. $150.
  • Coached by St. Mary’s Ryken Head Boys Soccer Coach JJ Raley, this boy’s soccer camp will be skills based and emphasize specific soccer techniques each day. Dribbling, passing, shooting and defending and will be demonstrated, taught and practiced using skill specific drills. Small sided and large games will be played each day to apply these skills in a competitive atmosphere.

Boys Lacrosse Camp

  • June 26-29. 5-9th grades. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. $150.
  • Join St. Mary’s Ryken Head Boys Lacrosse Coach, Mr. Chris Perkinson for a week of intense lacrosse! Campers should bring their own gear including a lacrosse stick, pads, gloves, helmet and mouthguard.

Field Hockey Camp

  • July 10-12. 8:00a.m.- 11:00 a.m. 7th-12th grade. $135.
  • Are you ready to take your game to the next level? Come learn from our collegiate coaching staff at the Gold Standard Field Hockey camp at St. Mary's Ryken. You can expect to learn more about the game you love with a fun and creative curriculum designed by Coach Katie Fost. Fost is currently the assistant coach at Bates College in the elite NESCAC conference. Fost will be joined by Jessica Seay, the head field hockey coach at St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Field Hockey Summer Skills

  • Dates & Times TBD. 7-12th grades. Fee: $75.
  • Join St. Mary’s Ryken Field Hockey Coach Tara Everly and spend the summer improving (or learning) your field hockey skills! Whether you’re new or a veteran to the game, join us twice a week for skills training and scrimmages.

Girls Basketball

  • June 26-30. 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. 5-9th grades. Fee: $120.
  • Taught by St. Mary’s Ryken Head Girls Basketball Coach, Mike Gray, this girls basketball camp will introduce the game of basketball to young players. We will provide campers with the opportunity to develop their basketball skills while offering an atmosphere that fosters cooperative learning and enthusiasm. Campers will participate in teaching stations as well as play games and utilize learned skills.

Tennis

  • June 19-23. 8:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. 5-9th grades. Fee: $120.
  • Run by SMR Coach Joe Walker, tennis camp will focus on teaching basic and fundamental skills, techniques, and knowledge of tennis to beginners and enhance match skills/strategies and mental skills for more advanced players in a rigorous, education-based environment. Campers should bring their own racquet. Space is limited.

Volleyball

  • June 26-29. 1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. 4-9th grades. Fee: $150.
  • Bump! Set! Spike! Lead by St. Mary’s Ryken Head Volleyball Coach Delwin Harris , this beginning volleyball camp emphasizes learning the basic skills of volleyball and aims for beginner athletes to gain confidence while developing passing, setting, hitting and serving skills. Come learn new skills, improve your current game and make new friends!

Enrichment Camps

The Summer Knights Enrichment Programs are designed to enrich, educate and activate the imaginations of your elementary, middle and high schooler! Spend your summer with us and experience the Summer Knights difference!

Coming Soon

  • CSI Ryken
  • Digital Knights
  • Photography

Band Camp

  • July 17-21. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 5 – 9th grades. $100
  • This is a one-week band camp for students ranging from 5th to 8th grades. At least one year of band experience is required.
    The purpose of this camp is to give students an opportunity to continue their instrumental learning throughout the summer and bring together students with different levels of band experience.
    The camp will run Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21, 2017. Each day will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m. Students are to bring a bagged lunch each day. There will be a short concert at 1:00 p.m. on Friday.

Digital Knights

  • June 26-30. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 6 – 9th grades. $100
  • Learn to use the fundamental components of programming, including variables, repetition and conditions, in the student-friendly language “Scratch.” Scratch was designed at MIT to introduce elementary and junior high students to programming without the complexity in traditional programming languages. Learning these components now will help students focus on more challenging aspects of programming, such as syntax and organization, when they study programming in high school and college.

Oil Painting

  • June 19-23. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 6 – 12th grades. $100 plus $10 materials fee.
  • All experience levels are welcome. This camp offers students a chance to explore a media that is not often worked with until the college level. We will explore a new subject in oil painting everyday! We will be working on color theory projects, learning about oil painting through art history, and briefly covering how to paint figures and portraits. In addition to working in the studio, we will also be creating landscape paintings outside to capture the beautiful scenery surrounding the St. Mary’s Ryken campus. At the end of the week, family and friends are encouraged to join us for a fun exhibition highlighting the students artwork created throughout the week. The overall goal of this camp will be to have a great time and strengthen the student’s art skills and appreciation of artwork.

Basic Cooking Class

  • June 19-23. 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. 6 –12th grades. Fee: $100.00 plus $25 materials fee.
  • Learn how to make dinner for your family, a friend or yourself! Using the professional kitchen at St. Mary’s Ryken, learn how to chop, whisk, peel and roast. We will make mashed potatoes, mac ’n cheese, homemade salad dressing, eggs and omelettes, pasta, a birthday cake and chocolate chip cookies.

Creative Writing

  • June 19-23. 12:30-3:30 p.m. 6-9th grade. $100.
  • This week long session will venture into all aspects of the creative writing process: brainstorming, outlining, drafting, and editing. Campers will explore all genres of writing from one’s imagination: short fiction, poetry, and drama. Participants may include those who already write creatively or those who have never attempted it. The session will be fun, informative and memorable.

Mixed Media

  • June 26-30. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 6-10th grade. $100 plus $10 materials fee.
  • In this camp, students will create works of art by layering different mediums. While making images of their choice, students will develop artistic skill while also learning mixed media techniques. Students will collage as well as overlap paint, charcoal and pencil.

Academic Camps

The Summer Knights Academic Programs are designed with your child’s academic needs in mind! Give your child a jump-start this summer with several of our summer programs designed to boost your child’s confidence and skill level in and out of the classroom.

SAT Prep

  • June 26-29. 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $295. Cost includes textbook and materials.
  • This class prepares students to be successful on the SAT exam. There will be special attention to test taking strategies and content-specific skills. Students will:
    • Review key skills and concepts in the content area
    • Learn tried and true test taking strategies. These will be enforced in every session
    • Learn proven techniques and tips to help them manage their test day experience
    • Be assigned practice tests after each class to be completed independently at home
    • Need to bring an SAT/ACT approved calculator and note-taking materials.

ACT Prep

  • June 30. 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $100. Cost includes textbook and materials.
  • This add-on class prepares students to be successful on the ACT. Students enrolled in the SAT prep class and who are also planning on taking the ACT, should take this ACT specific prep course.

PSAT Prep

  • June 26-30. 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. Fee: $100.
  • In this PSAT prep class, students will learn skills necessary to be successful on the PSAT. Students will learn content-specific skills in addition to learning special test taking strategies. Students may take this course in combination with JumpStart Geometry or JumpStart Algebra II for a total fee of $150.

JumpStart Geometry

  • June 26-30. 8:30 - 10 a.m. Fee: $100.
  • This highly interactive class teaches students the basic concepts and skills needed to be successful in Geometry. Students taking this course are also encouraged to consider adding on the PSAT prep course.

JumpStart Algebra II

  • June 26-30. 8:30 - 10 a.m. Fee: $100.
  • This highly interactive class teaches students the basic concepts and skills needed to be successful in Algebra. Students taking this course are also encouraged to consider adding on the PSAT prep course.

Registration Information

Registration Information

Space is limited!

Unless a specific camp is full, registration for camps will close one week prior to the start of the camp. Pre-registration is required for most camps.

For parents who choose to register using our hard copy form, please contact the Summer Knights office at 301-475-7678 or skdirector@smrhs.org before registering to make sure the camp is still open.

Payment options

Option 1: Payment by check. Requires a 20% deposit upon registration. You will be billed for the balance of your program fees. All accounts must be paid in full by May 30, 2017 to hold your child’s place.

Option 2: Register online and pay the full amount with a credit card. No deposit required.

Multi-camp/multi-student discounts are available. Please contact the Director of Summer Programs for more information: 301-475-7678 or skdirector@smrhs.org.

Refund policy:

The last day to withdraw from any programs is May 30, 2017. After this date, refunds will not be issued. A $75.00 withdrawal fee will be deducted from all refunds requested prior to May 30, 2017. If Summer Knights cancels a program due to low enrollment, a full refund will be issued. Refund requests must be submitted in writing or via email to: skdirector@smrhs.org. No exceptions will be made to this policy.

Registration Information

Registration Information

Space is limited!

Unless a specific camp is full, registration for camps will close one week prior to the start of the camp. Pre-registration is required for most camps.

For parents who choose to register using our hard copy form, please contact the Summer Knights office at 301-475-7678 or skdirector@smrhs.org before registering to make sure the camp is still open.

Payment options

Option 1: Payment by check. Requires a 20% deposit upon registration. You will be billed for the balance of your program fees. All accounts must be paid in full by May 30, 2017 to hold your child’s place.

Option 2: Register online and pay the full amount with a credit card. No deposit required.

Multi-camp/multi-student discounts are available. Please contact the Director of Summer Programs for more information: 301-475-7678 or skdirector@smrhs.org.

Refund policy:

The last day to withdraw from any programs is May 30, 2017. After this date, refunds will not be issued. A $75.00 withdrawal fee will be deducted from all refunds requested prior to May 30, 2017. If Summer Knights cancels a program due to low enrollment, a full refund will be issued. Refund requests must be submitted in writing or via email to: skdirector@smrhs.org. No exceptions will be made to this policy.

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