Summer Camp

WELCOME TO SUMMER AT ST. THOMAS!

One of Yelp's Best 10 Summer Camps in the Clear Lake Houston Bay Area

Registration is now available for STAES Summer Camps 2020.

For pricing and camp descriptions, we invite you click through the tabs below. You will need to register for Camp Invention via CampInvention.org.

Due to campus closure, we are only able to process registrations online at this time.

Payments & Cancellations

During the pandemic we are following CDC guidelines regarding opening for camp, and will only open after there has been a decline in novel coronavirus cases for 2 weeks in our region (SE Harris and Galveston counties). Registering for a camp will hold your child’s spot for that week. Two weeks prior to the camp, we will email you either a cancellation notice or a link where you can submit payment online. All payments must be received by the first day of camp attendance.

If you have any questions, please email us at: enrichment@stesnb.org

Registration

Registration fees are a ONE TIME payment for each student registered and includes a STAES Summer Camp Shirt – meaning if you register for 3 camps, you only pay $20 total.

Completing the form linked below begins the registration process. Your registration is not complete until payment is received.

*NOTE* While our campus is closed, our office staff continues to work remotely. There may be longer wait time for us to respond to your request, and we thank you for your patience. 

Please complete a separate registration form for each child you are registering for camp.

St. Thomas Camps COVID-19 considerations

Are camps still happening?

While we look forward to a fun summer, the safety of all children and staff is our top priority. During these uncertain times, all camp dates are subject to cancellation. We will make these decisions as reasonably far in advance as we can, and you will be notified of any changes to the schedule as they occur. 

What new safety protocols will be in place?

We are currently finalizing our campus safety plan for summer camps, and will publish that information later this month. This plan includes guidance from health care professionals in the St. Thomas community, and adheres to standards from the CDC.  New procedures will include:

  • masks for all instructors & staff
  • limit of 10 students per instructor, per classroom
  • multiple entry points for drop-off & pick-up to lower density of students
  • temperature checks for all humans entering the building, and at midday
  • individual camper kits instead of communal materials

Will I get a refund if I register for a camp that is cancelled?

Absolutely. If we cancel a camp or class you will have the option of applying your registration to a future camp later this summer, or getting a refund for the cancelled week. 

2020 SUMMER CAMPS & Partners

EVERY WEEK IS FUN & UNIQUE FOR KIDS AGES 3-12

Play-Well TEKnologies

Knight School of Chess

Soccer Shots

Click through the tabs to read about classes available each week!

Half Day Camps 

St. Thomas has amazing partners to provide fun, and enriching half-day experiences for kids throughout the summer. These organizations will provide their own uniquely trained instructors and curriculum. Please note the following details about each partnership camp.

  • Play-Well TEKnologies: campers are divided by age group with the 5-7 year old camps in the morning, and the 8-12 year old camps in the afternoons.
  • Knight School of Chess camps are held in the mornings only.
  • Soccer Shots camp is available for 4-7 year olds, in the mornings only
  • Camp Invention is a full day camp  and is not available in half-day
  • Fencing with John Trojanowski is available to kids 8-years-old and up, morning and afternoon classes vary by week.
  • Archery and Skating with Suellen Purdum are afternoon classes on select weeks.

Full Day Camps

There are 2 options available most weeks for Full Day camp.

Option 1: One class, $250

When you register for a full day of St. Thomas Summer Camp, your child will participate in a half day class with our partnership program (i.e. Play-Well, Knight School, Fencing, etc…), and the other half of their day with our experienced and dedicated staff in STAES Summer Fun Camp. Each week has a variety of indoor and outdoor activities scheduled such as: arts & crafts, water play, movies, games, and more.

Option 2: Two classes, $300

Registering for two classes means you child will participate in 2, half-day classes with our partner programs available that week. Read through the tabs to see which classes are available each week.

Please note classes may have age restrictions.

Class offerings are subject to change due to enrollment. Children will be divided into 2 age groups: 5-7, and 8-12.

Preschool camp is also available for half and full days for 3-4 year olds.

Ages 5-12, 9am – 12pm

The one-week Knight School Summer Chess Camp is the perfect way to spend a thrilling week with other cool, smart kids who love to battle and compete! Activities change constantly in a dizzying flurry of fun that kids find compelling and thrilling.

Chess Camp has a fun and friendly spirit and is a great way to keep the brain sharp during the summer while having a real blast! Chess Camp is a super-fun, high-energy chess experience in which kids ages 5-12 celebrate a new chess tactic each day with silly videos, music-driven puzzlers for prizes, colorful silicone Tactixbands, funny movies, and chess clock tourneys in which the winner gets the loser’s Mardi-Gras beads! Laughter, fast-clocks, and compelling teaching approaches make this camp the summer’s highlight for the current hundreds of kids who make up the awesome network of The Knight School’s 75 school chess teams.

1/2 day Knight School of Chess only, (9-12) $175

1/2 day Fencing or Archery only, $150

Full Day 1 class (9-4) $250

Full Day 2 classes (9-4) $300

(Ages 5-7) Play-Well TEKnologies Magical Engineering 9 am – 12 pm

Explore the magic of Harry Potter using LEGO®! Find platform 3/4, travel to school on the Hogwarts Express, and challenge the Hungarian Horntail Dragon. Travel to a world of wizardry and hone your magical skills while learning about STEM concepts.

(Ages 8-12) Play-Well TEKnologies Master Engineering 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Master the magic of Harry Potter using LEGO®! Visit Diagon Alley, play a game of Quidditch, and uel the evil Lord Voldemort. Hone your magical skills while learning about advanced STEM concepts.

Students have access to approximately 100,000 pieces of LEGO® materials to explore the magical world of Harry Potter.

1/2 day, Play-Well only  $175

1/2 day, Fencing only $150 (9-12)

Full Day 1 class, (9 am – 4 pm) $250

Full Day Play-Well + Fencing, (9-4) $300

Ages 5-12, 9am – 12pm

The one-week Knight School Summer Chess Camp is the perfect way to spend a thrilling week with other cool, smart kids who love to battle and compete! Activities change constantly in a dizzying flurry of fun that kids find compelling and thrilling.

Chess Camp has a fun and friendly spirit and is a great way to keep the brain sharp during the summer while having a real blast! Chess Camp is a super-fun, high-energy chess experience in which kids ages 5-12 celebrate a new chess tactic each day with silly videos, music-driven puzzlers for prizes, colorful silicone Tactixbands, funny movies, and chess clock tourneys in which the winner gets the loser’s Mardi-Gras beads! Laughter, fast-clocks, and compelling teaching approaches make this camp the summer’s highlight for the current hundreds of kids who make up the awesome network of The Knight School’s 75 school chess teams.

$175 half day (9-12)

$250 full day (9-4)

Ages 5-7 Play-Well TEKnologies Animal Architects 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of  LEGO parts as we design and build leaping dolphins, buzzing beehives, and towering giraffes. Play, create, and learn in a world inspired by the animal kingdom.

Ages 8-12 Play-Well TEKnologies Animal Master Architects 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Be inspired by the natural innovation and engineering of the animal world and tens of thousands of  LEGO parts. Design and build fluttering butterflies, stomping elephants, and fierce Tasmanian devils. Apply real-world mechanical engineering concepts as you design, build, and explore your craziest ideas.

1/2 day Play-Well only $175

1/2 day Fencing or Archery only, $150

Full day 1 class (9 am – 4 pm), $250

Full day 2 classes (9 – 4), $300

Our 2020 program, Elevate, gives students the opportunity to develop their identities as creators and innovators through hands-on activities. Students will build confidence, persistence and creative problem-solving skills as they use their imaginations, find inspiration from game-changing inventors, explore the world’s ecosystems and bring their biggest ideas to life.

Ages 5-7 Jedi Engineering (9 am – 12 pm)

The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles with LEGO materials as we construct the Ewok Village on Endor, fly through space on our X-Wings, and defend the Echo Base on Hoth. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!

Ages 8-12 Jedi Master Engineering (1 pm – 4 pm)

The Force is strong in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Use the force of tens of thousands of LEGO® Materials to raise your X-Wing from the Dagobah swamp, challenge the AT-AT walkers on Hoth, and fly the Millenium Falcon through the Kessel Run. Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while you explore a galaxy, far, far away.

Students have access to approximately 100,000 pieces of LEGO® materials to use in creating their projects.

1/2 day (9 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 4pm) $175 Play-Well only

1/2 day (9 am – 12 pm) $150 Archery only

Full Day (9 am – 4 pm) $250

Ages 4-7
Join us on Soccer Island this summer for our 2020 “Carry the Torch” Summer Camp. Campers will develop their soccer skills, their character, and their creativity while having fun and being active.

Soccer Shots Camps include soccer games as well as a variety of other age appropriate activities such as crafts, team building exercises, snack time, and even literature. Children will be encouraged to participate in daily themes, and each camp will conclude with a celebration of the children’s hard work.

Summer Camp Features:

  • The best coaches in the business
  • 1:10 player to coach ratio
  • Individual soccer skill development
  • Daily World Cup tournament
  • Character lesson-of-the-day

1/2 day Soccer Shots only, (9am -12pm) $194

Full day  (9am-4pm) $250

Ages 5-7 Play-Well TEKnologies Minecraft Engineering (9 am – 12 pm)

Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as a Creeper, a Lava Trap, and a Minecart. Create your favorite Minecraft mobs, tools, and objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.

Ages 8-12 Play-Well TEKnologies Minecraft Master Engineering (1 pm – 4 pm)

Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build an Iron Golem, the Nether Portal, and the Ender Dragon. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects.

Students have access to approximately 100,000 pieces of LEGO® materials to explore the world of Minecraft.

1/2 day Play-Well only, $175

1/2 day Fencing only, (9 am – 12 pm) $150

Full Day 1 class (9 am – 4 pm) $250

Full day 2 classes (9 am – 4pm) $300

A NOTE ON CHILDREN AGES 3-4

Younger children must be toilet trained. To be considered trained, your child must consistently recognize when they need to use the restroom, go to the restroom independently without assistance to undo clothing or wipe clean, and be able to independently wash and dry their hands.

In order to participate in our summer camp activities, your child must 3 years old by May 31st, 2020. We strongly advise only registering young children who have already experienced a preschool or day care environment.