Summer Camps

BSM Summer Camps for 2018

General Information and Directions:

  • Please arrive the first day of camp about 15 minutes early to check in. Our coaches will be at the camp location at least 10 minutes before the camp begins and will remain at the location for approximately 15 minutes after camp ends. Please be sure the camper is picked up right after camp each day.

  • We suggest each camper bring their own water bottle (clearly marked) and any necessary equipment to participate in the camp.

  • All camps will be held at Benilde-St. Margaret's School (2501 South Highway 100, St. Louis Park) EXCEPT for the following:

    • Boys Hockey Camps which are held at St. Louis Park Rec Center (3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park)

    • Girls Hockey Camps which are held at St. Louis Park Rec Center (3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park) and First Athlete (7101 Amundson Avenue, Edina)

    • Sailing Camp which is at Lake Harriet (4135 West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis). Meet at boat launch @ Sailing School hut.

    • Tennis Camp which is held at Aquila Park Tennis Courts (3110 Xylon Avenue S, St. Louis Park)

For more information on camps, contact Athletic/Activities Director Jerry Pettinger at (952) 915-4346.


Camp Information and Descriptions:

Activities Camps

Drama - COMPLETED

Ages: Students entering grades 3-7

Dates: June 18 - 22, Mon - Fri

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Noon)

Cost: 

Description: Explore your inner actor! Students attending BSM’s Drama Camp will explore a variety of theater-related activities including pantomime, vocal performance, auditioning skills and movement/choreography. All participants will receive a T-shirt and instruction from current theater department staff as well as recent theater department graduates. A performance showcasing skills learned will be held on the final day of camp.

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French Camp - COMPLETED

Ages: Students entering grades 4-7

Dates: June 11 - 14, Mon - Thurs

Time: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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Description: This camp serves as an introduction to French through conversation, culture, songs and games. No previous exposure to French is necessary. Topics include: greetings, numbers, colors, clothing, parts of the body, Café vocabulary, the French-speaking world, Paris Monuments and French trivia. We will sample les crêpes, la baguette et le fromage, les croissants, et les macarons! Bon Appétit et Bon Voyage!

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Chamber Music Camp - no longer accepting registrations

Ages: Students entering grades 6-12

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Description: Explore the world of string chamber music in small ensembles of duos, trios, quartets, quintets, sextets and octets. Music from Bach to Bartok, we will explore different periods, nationalities, styles and genres. Prerequisite: Intermediate to advanced players who have played for a minimum of a year of orchestra. Playing, performing and a bit of music history and listening thrown in!

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Alternative String Camp - no longer accepting registrations

Ages: Students entering grades 6-12

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Description: Are you a classically trained string player but have always been curious about crossing into the world of Rock, Jazz, Country and Alternative styles? This is your camp!  We will also explore the world of electrified strings and have an opportunity to use pick-ups and pedals and plug into an amp! Prerequisite: Intermediate to advanced players who have played for a minimum of a year of orchestra.  Playing, performing and a bit of music history and listening thrown in!

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Science Camp (CSI) - COMPLETED

Ages: Students entering grades 4-7

Dates: July 16 - 19, Mon - Thurs   (DATE & TIME CORRECTION)

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   (DATE & TIME CORRECTION)

Cost:

Description: BSM needs a crime scene investigator - become a forensic scientist!  Help BSM solve crimes daily. We will dust and lift fingerprints, analyze footprints, hair and glass at a crime scene.  Each day we will learn different techniques to solve the "crime of the day."

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Engineering Camps

Computer Based Classes

 

3-D Printing:  Minecraft Creations

Ages: Students entering grades 3-7

Dates: July 30 - August 2, Mon - Thurs

Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost:  $140

Description: 3-D printing and Minecraft both represent boundless opportunity for creating even our wildest of ideas! In 3-D Printing: Minecraft Creations, students will explore the basic concepts of 3-D printing and
computer-aided design, or CAD, to bring their most awesome Minecraft creations to life! Students will take their Minecraft design out of the world of Minecraft and learn how to extrude it into a 3-D model that can be printed in 3-D. Students will come home with creations using a 3-D pen and working files that can be uploaded to a 3rd party 3-D Printing website at the end of the program.

*3D pen nibs can reach very high temperatures. Care and control must be exercised by each student to avoid injury. Parent waivers needed for use of 3D pens & online software - waivers available at check in.

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Sports Camps

Baseball - COMPLETED

Ages: Students entering grades 6-8

Dates: June 18 - 21, Mon - Thurs

Time: 1 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: 

Description: The BSM’s varsity coaching staff provides camp instruction. Daily contests and daily. Will focus on fielding, throwing, hitting and base running. Campers will receive a T-shirt.

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Boys’ Basketball (Note: two different age groups) - COMPLETED

Ages: Students entering grades 3-6

Dates: June 11 - 22, Mon - Fri

Time: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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Ages: Students entering grades 7-8

Dates: June 11 - 22, Mon - Fri

Time: 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Cost:  

Description:  All campers receive a basketball, individual evaluations, and T-shirts. (For those registering before May 19, your T-shirt will include your last name.) Head coach John Moore and the BSM coaching staff will conduct camp with assistance from college players and current/former varsity players. The first week of camp will emphasize individual skill development through station work. Week two will consist of individual and team competition.

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Boys’ Basketball VBAP - COMPLETED

Ages: Students entering grades 7-12

Dates: June 12 – 14, 19 – 21, Tues, Wed, Thurs

Time: 1 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Dates: June 26 – 28, Tues, Wed, Thurs

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dates: July 10 - 12, 17 - 19, Tues, Wed, Thurs

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Noon)

Cost: 

Description: Turn your weaknesses into strengths. Focus on increasing athleticism, strength, agility, shooting, and ball handling. Since this camp is geared toward grades 9-12, interested students in grades 7 and 8 please contact Coach Moore before registering. Space is limited to the first 45 to register. All sessions are conducted by BSM boys’ basketball coaches.

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Girls' Basketball Camp - COMPLETED

Ages: Students entering grades 5-8

Dates: June 25 - 28, Mon - Thurs

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Noon)

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Description: All campers receive a T-shirt and a basketball. Daily games and contests focus on offensive and defensive fundamentals. Head Coach Bob Lyons and the BSM coaching staff will run the camp with assistance from varsity players.

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Girls’ Basketball Offensive Skills - COMPLETED

Ages: Students entering grades 7–12

Dates: June 12 – 14, 19 – 21, Tues, Wed, Thurs

Time: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Dates: June 26 – 28, Tues, Wed, Thurs

Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dates: July 10 - 12, 17 - 29, Tues, Wed, Thurs

Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Cost: 

Description: The BSM Girls’ Basketball Programs Offensive Skills camp is for players who are serious about improving their game. The focus will be on shooting, footwork, ball handling, passing and offensive movement as well as attention to increasing athleticism and conditioning. All sessions are conducted by the BSM coaching staff. Questions should go to Varsity Head Coach Bob Lyons.

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Football Camp (Note: two different age groups) - COMPLETED

Ages: Students entering grades 7-9

Dates: June 11 - 15, Mon - Fri

Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.  (TIME CORRECTION)

Cost:

Description: The BSM football camp will provide a non-contact learning environment focusing on skills, techniques and teamwork. The emphasis will be on fundamentals. All campers will receive a T-shirt, and awards are given daily.

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Ages: Students entering grades 10-12 (*see note below*)

Dates: June 11 - 15, Mon - Fri

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Noon)

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Description: BSM high school students who plan on participating in the football program will learn the fundamentals of the game while learning the basic concepts of the Red Knights offense and defense.  Equipment will be given out and there will be limited contact at this camp. We will be following the Minnesota State High School League rules for camp regarding contact -  two days of camp with helmets and mouth guards followed by two days of camp with shoulder pads, helmets and mouth guards, followed by one day of camp in full gear.

*NOTE:  Players planning to attend the Duluth Football Camp -- MUST attend this camp in order to be in compliance with MSHSL summer football practice guidelines.*

UMD Football Camp -- June 18-20 - register here (outside link)

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Football FAST Program

Ages: Students entering grades 9-12

Dates: June 11 – August 10, Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri (Off 7/2-7/6)

Time: 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Cost: $115 (covers all sessions)

Description: Football Agility Strength and Speed Training (FAST) is a comprehensive regimen specifically designed to develop football players. Our program is based on the University of Wisconsin’s strength and agility program and our results have proven that it works. It is highly physically demanding and is recommended for sophomores, juniors and seniors. Freshmen are welcome to participate.

FAST incorporates speed work, agility drills to improve foot speed, and rigorous weight lifting to develop strength, power, and explosiveness. Since we started using this program in 2008, those players who have committed themselves to the program have had tremendous success. They have become stronger, faster and more complete football players who are prepared to start the season. We meet Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7-9 am on the football field and in the weight room throughout the summer.

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Boys’ Hockey - COMPLETED

2019 BSM Fortis 7th/8th Grade Summer Camp - register here (outside link)

Dates: June 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27;  July 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24

Time: Mondays & Wednesdays

  • 8 a.m.- 9:15 a.m. - skill on-ice sessions
  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - dryland and classroom

           Thursdays (plus Tuesday, 7/23) 

  • 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - scrimmages (no dryland following scrimmages)

Cost:  $560.00

Location: St. Louis Park Recreation Center (3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park)

Description: Camp is open to players entering grades 7 and 8. All BSM and non-BSM students are welcome. 
For additional information, please contact head varsity coach Ken Pauly or 763-529-9308.

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2018 STP High School Camp (Grades 9-12)

Dates: June 11 - 14, 18 - 21, 25 – 28; July 9 – 12, 16 – 19, 23 – 25

Time Schedule: Mon/Wed (staggered group sessions 10:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.) are dedicated to on-ice skill training, concepts asd small area games, followed by dryland training and classroom. Tues/Thurs are scrimmage days with two groups (10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. for grades 9-10 and 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. for grades 11 - 12).

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Location: St. Louis Park Recreation Center (3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park)

Description: Camp instructors will be Head Coach Ken Pauly and members of BSM’s coaching staff. Former Red Knight and collegiate players will serve as on and off ice assistants. Confirmation of your group will be mailed to you by Coach Pauly after registration closes. For additional information, please contact head varsity coach Ken Pauly or (763) 529-9308.

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Girls’ Hockey - COMPLETED

Ages: Students entering grades 7–12

Dates: June 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, Mon & Wed @ St. Louis Park Rec Center (both on and off ice activities)

 Time: 1:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (updated 3/29/18)

Dates:  June 14, 21, July 12, 19 @ St. Louis Park Rec Center (dryland activities)  

Time: 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (updated 3/29/18)

Dates:  June 28, July 26  Scrimmages - Location & Time TBA

Cost:

Location: St. Louis Park Recreation Center (3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park)

Description: BSM Coaching staff led by Head Coach Shjon Podein will direct on-ice training to work on individual skill development (skating, passing, shooting and system play). Coach Mellang will be directing goaltending skill development at all sessions.  The camp will continue to reinforce team building and culture of the BSM Women's Ice Hockey program.  This opportunity to get to know teammates and welcome new members to the program.  Questions - please contact Coach Nick Sperides.

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Boys’ Lacrosse - CANCELED

Ages: Students entering grades 5-8

Dates:

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Noon)

Cost:

Description: The BSM varsity coaching staff as well as the former and current varsity players will instruct campers on the finer points of the game of lacrosse. Daily instruction will focus on fundamentals, individual skills and team play. All campers will receive a T-shirt and participate in daily games.

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Girls’ Lacrosse Camp - CANCELED

Ages: Students entering grades 5-9

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Description: BSM varsity coaches as well as former and current varsity players will instruct campers on the finer points of the game of lacrosse. Daily instruction will focus on fundamentals, individual skills, and team play. All campers receive a T-shirt and participate in daily games.

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Girls’ Lacrosse Training - COMPLETED

Ages: Students entering grades 7-12

Dates: June 11, 13, 20, 25, 27, July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25; Mon & Wed

Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Noon)

Cost: 

Description: Hey Red Knights (Current and New) and Girls Lax players who want to improve their game -- join us for ten sessions of intensive lacrosse training this summer with BSM varsity coaches. We will have conditioning, individual skill training and team concepts. Players will have fun and work hard, helping the girls to grow individually and as teammates.

Samples of activities include: Attacking - dodges and fakes, 1v1s to goal, eluding a double team. Midfield - taking the draw, attacking ground balls and midfield defense. Defense - 1v1s, slides and clears. Extensive stick work drills necessary for the game! Work on small-sided games and larger 7v7 scrimmages.

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Sailing Camp - FULL

Ages: Students entering grades 5-9

Session 1   
Session 2  

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Location: Lake Harriet (4135 West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis - by boat launch & Sailing School hut)

Description: Have fun learning the basics of sailing including tacking, gybing, wind, knots, docking and boat rigging. Everyone gets to skipper the boat and trim the sails of a Lido 14 foot sailboat equipped with both a main and headsail on Lake Harriet. Each sailboat will have one coach and up to three students. Learn to sail on one of Minneapolis' most beautiful and historical treasures. For more information, please contact aquatics@minneapolisparks.org

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Boys' Soccer Camp - COMPLETED

Ages: Students entering grades 6-9

Dates: June 25 - 28, Mon - Thurs

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Description: Head Coach Dave Platt and the BSM coaching staff will run the camp with the assistance of several varsity players. Campers will receive instruction in individual skill development, offensive/defensive tactics, large- and small-game strategies, as well as individual training for goalkeepers. All campers will receive a T-shirt, and prizes will be awarded for individual and team competitions. Visit the BSM boys’ soccer website. For more information, contact Head Coch Dave Platt
*Please arrive on the first day at 8:30 a.m. for check-in.

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Girls’ Soccer Camp - COMPLETED

Ages: Students entering grades 6-8

Dates: June 19 - 21, Tues - Thurs

Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Noon)

Cost: 

Description: Head Coach Scott Helling-Christy and the BSM coaching staff will run the camp with the assistance of several varsity players. Campers will receive instruction in individual skill development, offensive/defensive tactics, large- and small-game strategies, as well as individual training for goalkeepers. All campers will receive camp gear and prizes will be awarded for individual and team competitions. Individual, specific goalkeeper training will also be provided.

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Girls’ Soccer Mini Camp - COMPLETED

Ages: Students entering grades 9-12

Dates: July 17 - 19,  Tues - Thurs

Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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Description: This mini-camp is conducted by Varsity Head Coach Scott Helling-Christy and assistant Anne Erickson. This camp is open to ALL high school students and is structured like the training sessions players will experience during tryouts and the season. This is a great opportunity to meet other players and work with the BSM coaching staff.

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Softball Camp - COMPLETED

Ages: Students entering grades 5-9

Dates: June 11 - 14,  Mon - Thurs

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Noon)

Cost: 

Description: The BSM coaching staff and current and former varsity players will instruct campers on the finer points of fast-pitch softball, including catching, throwing, bunting, hitting, base running, pitching, positioning, fielding responsibilities and the overall sport dynamics. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt.

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Tennis Camp - Boys & Girls - COMPLETED

Ages: Students entering grades 7-12

Sessions: (Mon-Thurs) 
Session 1 - June 18 - 21 - COMPLETED
Session 2 - June 25 - 28 - COMPLETED
Session 3 - July 9 - 12- COMPLETED
Session 4 - July 16 - 19 - COMPLETED

Time:  Beginners - 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. OR Advanced 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location: Aquila Park Tennis Courts (3110 Xylon Avenue S, St. Louis Park)

Cost: 

Description: Learn to play tennis or work on specific areas. BSM Varsity coaching staff will share their expertise on all areas of the game including hitting, footwork, serving etc. Beginners is for students in grade 7-11 with no Varsity/JV match experience. Advanced is for students in grades 7-12 with previous Varsity/JV match experience. Questions, please contact Girls' Head Coach Katie Wessman

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Junior Red Knights Volleyball Camp - COMPLETED

Ages: Students entering grades 3-6

Dates:  July 9– 12,  (Mon - Thurs)

Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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Description: This introductory camp is designed for the young aspiring spikers between 3rd through 6th grade. Emphasis will be placed on the FUNdamentals of the game in a fast-moving pace with a focus on getting many reps for every camper. Participants will learn the basic skills necessary for passing, setting, serving and attacking the ball. Campers will also be taught some of the basic rules of the game and rotation. This is a great first camp or a good recap for those athletes wanting to advance their skills to the next level. BSM varsity coaches and athletes will lead a fun-filled week of games, instruction and contests. T-shirts will be awarded to all participants.

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Volleyball - Diggin' in the Haben (Note: two different age groups  - COMPLETED

Ages: Students entering grades 7-8

Dates:  June 19, 21, 26, 28, July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26  Tues & Thurs   

Time: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $145 (covers all sessions)

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Ages: Students entering grades 9-12

Dates: June 19 - 21, 26 - 28; July 10 - 12, 17 - 19, 24 - 26  Tues, Wed, Thurs

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Cost: $175 (covers all sessions)

Description: Do you want to get ready for the upcoming volleyball season? Join your teammates at these drop-in sessions where we will work on your passing, setting, and hitting skills. Volleyball experience is not required. We will run a variety of drills and scrimmages so that you can get plenty of touches on the ball. Take advantage of this great opportunity to get into "volleyball shape," work on your skills, and showcase your talents to the BSM coaches who will run each session. Come ready to work hard and have fun. See you on the court!

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Private Volleyball Lessons Also Available

Is there a specific area of your game that you want to work on or would like more individualized development? BSM varsity coaches Ashley Wittman Bushman, Molly Hurrle, Mackenzie Piechowski and Michael Becker can help with this. You pick the skills you want to work on and they'll help you take your game to a higher level! The one-hour lesson at BSM can be one-on-one or with another player and arranged at the mutually available time. 

Contact Head Coach Luong if interested and he will get you in touch with one of these coaches to set up your lesson.

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Wrestling - Excalibur Club

Ages: Students entering grades Kindergarden thru 12

Dates:  June 18, 19, 25, 26, July 30, 31 (Mon & Tues)

             July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25   (Mon & Wed)

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location:  BSM Wrestling Room

Cost: $150 (covers all sessions)

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