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Summer Programs

Summer Scholars Presents
Hogwarts School of Magical Inquiry
July 19 - August 1, 2020
Join Summer Scholars for Hogwarts-themed coursework, athletics, and outdoor activities!
This camp welcomes muggles in rising 5th through 8th grades.

Sample Schedule


8:30am Breakfast and drop off

9:00am Morning assembly

9:30am Potions Class

10:30am Cookie Break

10:45am Spells Trivia Competition

11:30am Free period

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Care of Magical Creatures

2:00pm Ground Quidditch practice

3:00pm Afternoon Break

4:00pm Art - Quill Calligraphy

5:00pm Day camper pick up

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm Free time options - board games, movie, or basketball in the gym

8:30 Campfire snack and scary stories from the wizarding world

9:30 In-dorm time 

Sample Menu

Breakfast
blueberry pancakes
honey glazed ham
hash browns
 
Cookie Break
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies
 
Lunch
crab Rangoon
veggie eggroll
edamame
 
Dinner
spaghetti in olive oil
marinara
meatballs
veggies
garlic bread
 
Campfire snacks
S’mores

St. Louis Area Field Trips

City Gardens
St. Louis Arch Grounds and Downtown
The Magic House
The St. Louis Zoo
Wild Bird Sanctuary

Athletics and Outdoor Programming

Ground Quidditch
High Ropes Course
Capture the Cloak
Hiking
Tennis
Tri-wizard Tournament Relays

Tuition

Sleep-away: $2,200
Day Student (9am to 5pm): $900
Limited Scholarships Available

 

Additional opportunities/enrichment:
Cardinals Game
City Museum
American Ninja Warrior
Tree Climb

Day Student Weekend: $150

 

Admissions Requirements

Teacher Recommendation
Short Student Essay
Parent Form

Email summerscholars@tjs.org for the application form.

 

Testimonials

“I don't know any other teachers who have taught me so much in so little time.”
-2019 Camper

“We have enjoyed (and been intrigued) hearing our daughter summarize her learnings. We also find it a smart way to introduce students to good study habits at TJ. Thank you for leading the course.”
-Parent of 2019 camper

“My daughter loved camp last week. She came home happy and energized every day. It's hard to put into words what made camp so good, it's the overall classroom dynamic, this delicate intellectual dance between two sides who feel equal and in control of the direction of learning. It takes a very big person to allow kids to feel that they are an intellectual equal and they, too, are important contributors to the discussion. All the same stuff that makes TJ the place it is, but for littler people. Thank you for your time, effort and energy to make camp so ridiculously fun that kids look forward to studying during the summer. Bravo!”
-Parent of 2019 camper

Questions?

Email summerscholars@tjs.org for more information.

SUMMER SCHOLARS

Writing Research Test Prep

July 19 - August 1, 2020

Join summer scholars for test prep and college level research and writing.

This camp is for rising 9th through 11th graders.

Objective

In addition to test preparation, students will acquire college-level research and writing skills, especially in source literacy and academic citation. Each student will create a capstone project in either creative writing or history/political science. Together with an expert research and writing advisor, each camper will identify an outside conference or publication whose scope matches their project and submit the final project to it. Camp will culminate in the Summer Scholars colloquium.

Sample Schedule

8:30am Breakfast and drop off
9:00am Morning assembly
9:30am ACT/SAT Math
10:30am Cookie Break
10:45am ACT/SAT Reading
11:30am Free period
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Meeting with research advisor
1:30pm Athletics
3:00pm Afternoon Break
4:00pm Seminar on citations
5:00pm Day camper pick up
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Free time options - board games, movie, or basketball in the gym
8:30 Campfire snack and scary stories 
9:30 In-dorm time

Sample Menu

Breakfast
blueberry pancakes
honey glazed ham
hash browns
 
Cookie Break
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies
 
Lunch
crab Rangoon
veggie eggroll
edamame
 
Dinner
spaghetti in olive oil
marinara
meatballs
veggies
garlic bread
 
Campfire snacks
S’mores

St. Louis Area Field Trips

City Gardens
St. Louis Arch Grounds 
Missouri History Museum

St. Louis Art Museum
Washington University in St. Louis

Saint Louis University

Athletics and Outdoor Programming

High Ropes Course
Capture the Flag
Hiking
Tennis
Basketball
Water Relay

Tuition and Fees

Tuition
Sleep-away: $2,700
Day Student (9am to 5pm): $1,200
Morning Test Prep: $700
Afternoon research: $700
Limited Scholarships Available
 

Additional opportunities/enrichment:
Cardinals Game
City Museum
American Ninja Warrior
Tree Climb

Day Student Weekend: $150

Admission Requirements

Teacher Recommendation
Short Student Essay
Parent Form

Email summerscholars@tjs.org for the application form.

Testimonials

“I don't know any other teachers who have taught me so much in so little time.”
-2019 Camper
 
“We have enjoyed (and been intrigued) hearing our daughter summarize her learnings. We also find it a smart way to introduce students to good study habits at TJ. Thank you for leading the course.”
-Parent of 2019 camper
 
“My daughter loved camp last week. She came home happy and energized every day. It's hard to put into words what made camp so good, it's the overall classroom dynamic, this delicate intellectual dance between two sides who feel equal and in control of the direction of learning.”
-Parent of 2019 camper

Questions?

Email summerscholars@tjs.org for more information.