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Summer Camps

Mercy Academy is proud to offer over 40 athletic and academic camps this summer.

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Algebra 1 Readiness Camp

Sharpen your math skills to get a head start for high school Algebra 1. Join us for fun and engaging math activities in a supportive and caring environment. You will learn the math skills necessary for success and receive tips and tricks on how to stay organized when preparing for math tests. (Maximum 40)

$50
Grades 8-9
July 21-22 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Audrey Hehman at ahehman@mercyjaguars.com

Algebra 2 Readiness Camp

Sharpen your math skills to ensure success in Algebra 2. This camp reviews Algebra 1 and Geometry concepts needed for success in Algebra 2. You will also receive tips and tricks on how to stay organized in upper-level math courses. (Maximum 20)

$50
*Must have completed Algebra 1 & Geometry
July 21-22 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Janine Volk at jvolk@mercyjaguars.com

All Things STEM

Experience the broad range of STEM-related experiences available at Mercy. Most of each day will be hands-on and include a variety of projects from 3-D printing to electronic music to computational thinking to food chemistry. Students will see, feel, hear and even taste the science!

$125
Grades 6-9
June 8-11 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Eric Wong at ewong@mercyjaguars.com

Animal Adventure

Come explore pets and other animals through games, art, activities and special visitors. Then, make a difference in the lives of your own pets and animals in your community with a service project to help out a local animal shelter. You will learn proper pet care, and animal safety, and then enjoy special visits from animal shelters and their furry friends!

$110
Grades 5-9
July 13-16 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Andrea Peavler at apeavler@mercyjaguars.com

Archery

Beginner and intermediate archers are welcome! As a beginner, learn the fundamentals of shooting the bow and how to maintain proper form and technique. As an intermediate archer, review the proper execution of the shot and enjoy using our 3-D targets. Scoring and tournament regulations are covered, along with additional shooting aids that are tournament legal.

$50
Grades 5-9
June 1-3 / 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Questions? Contact Laura Parrish at lparrish@mercyjaguars.com

Aviation

Discover the aerodynamic principles that allow airplanes to fly, and learn how pilots master them. Plan and complete a flight on a flight simulator, take a behind-the-scenes look at airport operations, and learn about the many exciting careers in aviation. Cap off your week with a flight around the Louisville area with a FAA certified pilot!

$100
Grades 7-9
July 20-23 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Karen Alpiger at kalpiger@mercyjaguars.com

Basketball

Improve your individual basketball skills in all areas of the game from Mercy coaches and current players. Work on ball handling, shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding and defense as well as the importance of being a team player.

$50
Grades K-3
June 11-12 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$75
Grades 4-9
June 8-10 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Keith Baisch at kbaisch@mercyjaguars.com

Ceramics I

Dive into the world of clay, in this introduction to ceramics camp (no previous experience is necessary). Design and build your very own piece using traditional pinch pot, coil and slab techniques and glazing. Suitable for beginners and experienced students alike.

$110
Grades 5-9
June 15-18 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Michael Braaksma at mbraaksma@mercyjaguars.com

Ceramics II

Take this camp in conjunction with Ceramics I, or join for a more advanced ceramic camp. You will continue to build upon the skills acquired in Ceramics I, including construction techniques and glazing methods.

$110
Grades 5-9
June 22-25 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Michael Braaksma at mbraaksma@mercyjaguars.com

Cheerleading

Cheer, chant and learn stunts to lead the crowd and support your team! Our current Mercy cheerleaders and coaches teach you the basics of cheerleading. From motions, stunts, jumps and tumbling to sideline and age appropriate short dances, learn what it takes to lead your team to victory.

$50
Grades PreK-8
August 3-5 / 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Deidre Mackin at dmackin@mercyjaguars.com

Cooking for Beginners

Discover how to cook healthy and delicious after-school snacks. Also, learn how to cook creative appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. Don’t worry; we won’t make you taste anything you don’t like!

$110
Grades 5-9
June 15-18 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Melissa Schoenbachler at mschoenbachler@mercyjaguars.com

Cross-Stitching

Looking for a new craft to be able to hang in your room, turn into a pillow, or give as a gift to family members? This camp explores the art of needlepoint, with a special emphasis on cross-stitching. This age old trend has come back again, and you will learn how to create your own designs. At the end of the camp you'll have a piece to take home with you, as well as a new hobby!

$110
Grades 5-9
July 13-16 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Abby Kremer at akremer@mercyjaguars.com

CSI: Mercy

Learn the advanced forensic science techniques that are critical in a real-life crime scene investigation, as well as the basic psychology that leads someone down a criminal path. You will examine your own fingerprints and analyze them for their unique characteristics, perform an “autopsy” on a specimen to determine cause of death, compare DNA profiles of various suspects, and test for blood and other trace evidence at a staged crime scene. By the end of the week, you will be prepared to collect evidence and use your new skills to solve a crime – and have lots of fun in the process!

$125
Grades 7-9
July 20-23 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Eric Wong at ewong@mercyjaguars.com

Discovering STEM

Explore the various STEM disciplines through hands-on activities with each day dedicated to a single discipline (Monday - Science, Tuesday - Technology, Wednesday - Engineering, Thursday - Math).

$110
Grades 1-3
June 15-18 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
or
July 20-23 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

$110
Grades 4-5
June 15-18 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.
or
July 20-23 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Laura Swessel at swessel1@hotmail.com

Empowering Girls as Leaders

Gain the tools you need to live boldly at school and in the community. Define your own beauty and self-worth by navigating healthy boundaries with friends, social media and yourself. This camp includes a series of fun, engaging and interactive activities both on and off campus.

$110
Grades 6-9
June 3-5 / 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Lisa Hague at lhague@mercyjaguars.com

Field Hockey

Train, get better and have fun! Improve your individual skills in all fundamental areas of the game. Mercy coaches and current players teach you hitting, passing, shooting, defending and ball control. You will also learn good sportsmanship and how to play as a team.

$50
Grades 2-8
June 16-17 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Brittany Johnson at bjohnson@mercyjaguars.com

Geometry Readiness Camp

Sharpen your math skills in a fun and supportive environment. This camp reviews important Algebra 1 concepts needed to help you prepare for high school Geometry. You will also receive tips and tricks on staying organized when preparing for upper-level math courses. (Maximum 20)

$50
*Must have completed Algebra 1
July 21-22 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Amy Wheatley at awheatley@mercyjaguars.com

Hand Lettering 101: The Art of Creative Lettering

Learn the step-by-step instructions for creative letter formations, connecting letters and writing phrases! Practice with various lettering pens to achieve the artistic font styles you see on Pinterest and Instagram. After mastering the lettering skills, you will create hand lettering crafts to show off your new skills.

$50
Grades 6-9
July 27 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Kristen Marry at kmarry@mercyjaguars.com

Harry Potter

Escape into the wizarding world of Harry Potter and learn about spells, potions, flying and magical beasts! First be sorted by the infamous sorting hat to find your house. Then, make potions, play a few games of quidditch, compete in the TriWizard tournament and more. Join us for a camp that will make you a true wizard.

$110
Grades 2-5
July 13-16 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Amanda Simmons at asimmons@mercyjaguars.com

High School Dissection Series

Join us for an opportunity to learn more about the animal kingdom by dissecting a number of specimens that are not generally offered in high school science courses. Dissections include (but are not limited to) mammals, reptiles, amphibians, aquatic organisms, birds and large mammalian organs. At the end of the week, take home a personal set of dissecting tools.

$150
Grades 9-12
July 13-16 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Pat Burton at pburton@mercyjaguars.com

Into the Puppet Verse

Create your own puppets in various styles such as sock puppets, hand and rod puppets and shadow puppets. Spend the week learning to papier-mâché, glue, and paint your puppets to their perfect characters. (Maximum 14)

$110
Grades 5-9
June 22-25 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Michael Braaksma at mbraaksma@mercyjaguars.com

Lacrosse

Practice offense, defense, throwing, cradle passing, catching, shooting and more. Learn and improve your lacrosse skills alongside current Mercy players and coaches to become a better player and teammate. No experience necessary.

$50
Grades 4-9
July 13-14 / 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Mary Alice Pierce at mpierce@mercyjaguars.com

Let's Get Crafty

Explore your creative side through crafts. Find creative ways to use household items such as duct tape and mason jars. Also learn how to make homemade scented candles, lip balm and bath bombs!

$125
Grades 4-8
June 8-11 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Melissa Schoenbachler at mschoenbachler@mercyjaguars.com

Living Body: An Adventure in Dissection and Medicine

Dive into blood and guts as you perform an in-depth dissection of an animal specimen. You will learn about the medical school process and different options in the medical field, including general practice, surgery, radiology and more, and will have the opportunity to interact with medical professionals in the classroom and potentially in the field. Guests include practicing physicians, dentists, physical therapists, nurse practitioners and medical students. Plus, you get to keep your own set of dissecting tools!

Warning: This course involves in-depth dissection and is guaranteed to get messy.

$125
Grades 7-9
July 13-16 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Pat Burton at pburton@mercyjaguars.com

Mercy's Summer Sing Off

Love to sing? Waiting for your voice to be discovered? Join Mercy's singers for a four-day choir experience. You will learn about vocal technique, reading music and what it means to sing in a choir and by yourself. At the end of the week, you'll get to perform the pieces you learned on the stage to your family and friends! (Minimum 10)

$125
Grades 5-9
June 15-18 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Lindsay McKenzie at lmckenzie@mercyjaguars.com

Mock Trial

Learn about the American judicial system and the work of trial attorneys by actively experiencing a legal case. Play the roles of attorneys and witnesses, work in teams to study the case and examine legal issues, and prepare strategies and arguments for trial. On the final day, participate in a full mock trial. You will also learn about the law school process and various areas of legal practice. See you in court!

$75
Grades 6-9
July 13-16 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Erin Glaser at eglaser@mercyjaguars.com

On the Stage

Come explore Musical Theatre - Bring a Friend! Make a Friend! "You ain't never had a camp like this!" You will dance, sing in new styles, and develop your character through song and words from some of Broadway's top musicals such as, Anything Goes, Charlie Brown, Dear Evan Hansen and many more! This camp is designed for you to take risks, be silly, learn new things, and grow as a performer. At the end of camp, you will perform in an open classroom with an invited audience.

$100
Grades 2-5
June 1-5/ 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$175
Grades 6-9
June 1-5/ 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Amanda Simmons at asimmons@mercyjaguars.com

Personal Finance - Jags Just Wanna Have Funds

Come be introduced to personal finance concepts including earning income/taxes, banking/saving/compound interest, credit/debit/budgeting and investing. Through a variety of hands-on activities, you will gain the tools needed to build a solid foundation for a successful financial future.

$100
Grades 6-9
June 15-18 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Lorraine Carner at lcarner@mercyjaguars.com

Photography

Capture the world around you through the lens of a camera during this overview of photography basics camp! You will learn editing and creative design with images, as well. You will need your own camera: Phone, iPad or digital camera are acceptable. (Maximum 15)

$60
Grades 6-9
July 28-29 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Kristen Marry at kmarry@mercyjaguars.com

Picture Perfect Polaroid

Bring your own polaroid camera and learn more about using high-end accessories, including color lenses and monochrome film. You will learn calligraphy and make a collage board to hang in your room. This camp is for those with some polaroid camera experience and looking to go into more advanced projects.

$150
Grades 5-9
June 22-25 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Andrea Mattingly at amattingly@mercyjaguars.com

Pie? Oh, My!

This advanced baking camp is for those who have already had some experience in the kitchen. You will learn to make your own crust from scratch and bake a total of four different pies over the course of the week. At the end of the week, you get to keep your rolling pin so you can continue baking at home. (Maximum 10)

$125
Grades 7-9
June 8-11 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Laurel Wyatt at lwyatt@mercyjaguars.com

Signing at Mercy

Come discover the basics of Signing Exact English (SEE). Learn the alphabet, numbers, colors and more! We cover the basics as well as some fun summer signs.

$40
Grades 5-9
July 20-23 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Heather Blazis at hblazis@mercyjaguars.com

Soccer

Enjoy a three-day camp with a strong focus on individual skills to advanced team tactics. Your sessions start with training in techniques such as finishing, passing, dribbling and ball control. Then, you will progress to team drills and concentrate on tactical development.

$75
Grades 3-5
June 9-11 / 5:00-6:30 p.m.

$75
Grades 6-9
June 9-11 / 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Lora Gralheer at lgralheer@mercyjaguars.com

Softball

Learn softball skills from current Mercy softball players and coaches. Work on hitting, base running, fielding and positioning. Practice drills and games that build your skills. There is also a camp specifically for pitchers and campers to learn proper technique.

$60
Grades 2-9
July 25-26 / 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact James Brentlinger at jbrentlinger@mercyjaguars.com

Softball Pitching & Catching

Learn the mechanics of pitching from Jessica Wireman, a past collegiate softball player from Eastern Illinois. Catchers will advance their skills in receiving, blocking, throwing and fielding from Rick Phillips, a past collegiate player from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

$40
Grades 4-9
August 22-23 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Jessica Wireman at jwireman@mercyjaguars.com

Start with Art

Come explore a variety of drawing and painting mediums in this introductory art camp. All skill levels welcome!

$110
Grades 5-9
June 15-18 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Michael Braaksma at mbraaksma@mercyjaguars.com

Take the Cake

Learn to make cupcakes and icing from scratch, as well as how to combine them into beautiful, tasty works of art. On the final day, create cupcakes that use a secret ingredient. You will leave camp with decorating tools and at least a dozen cupcakes to share with your family and friends. (Maximum 16)

$110
Grades 4-9
June 1-4 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Laurel Wyatt at lwyatt@mercyjaguars.com

Thyme to Cook

It’s thyme to get involved with the cooking in your home. Learn how to make quick-fix and tasty meals your family will love and ways to add a little pizzazz to boring meals. Cook entrees, sides, appetizers and desserts. On the final day, show off your talent in our annual cook-off. This camp is for those with a little cooking experience.
*Cooking for Beginners is not required to take prior to this camp.

$110
Grades 5-9
June 15-18 / 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Melissa Schoenbachler at mschoenbachler@mercyjaguars.com

Volleyball

Improve your volleyball skills with Mercy coaches and current players. Work on passing, setting, hitting, blocking, serving and defense. Then, mix into teams and play six-on-six games.

$50
Grades K-2
June 8-9 / 12:30-2:30 p.m.

$50
Grades 3-4
June 8-9 / 3:00-5:00 p.m.

$85
Grades 5-6
June 10-12 / 12:30-2:30 p.m.

$85
Grades 7-9
June 10-12 / 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Matt Thomerson at mthomerson@mercyjaguars.com

World of Cyber

Learn the basic concepts of cybersecurity so you can help combat criminal hackers and security breaches of massive computer systems. This camp delves into how to secure personal information when online, how to minimize exposure to attacks, and how to recognize attempted cyber-break-ins. You will also study your adversaries - what are some common ways to attack a person, or a company, or even a country through the internet, and what can a middle or high school student do to help make the cyber world safer?

$120
Grades 6-9
June 22-25 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Eric Wong at ewong@mercyjaguars.com

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