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      Summer camps designed with girls in mind! Whether your daughter wants her summer filled with art, theatre, fitness, science, or leadership, we provide camp options to pique every girl’s interest.

      Before and after care will be available for every camp from 8:00 am – 9:00 am and from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Please note that after care is not available on July 26th after the Center Stage Summer Variety Show.





      Girls Leadership Co-Lab





      June 17-21

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      What does it mean to lead like a girl? This camp explores the art of leadership through fun, experiential learning. Girls gain positive decision-making skills, collaborate as team players, and tap into their personal power. High school mentors facilitate empowering and confidence-building experiences that allow girls to explore their unique gifts free from judgment. Campers will participate in a downtown scavenger hunt, self-defense class and more! Girls leave this transformative camp a step ahead, with greater self-awareness and new leadership skills to embrace the coming school year!


      6th - 8th Grade

      June 17-21, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

      $300

      Camp Director | Michele Taylor, St. Mary's Academy Dean of Student Leadership & Activities



      Superwoman Camp





      July 15-19

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      Discover your inner superhero at St. Mary’s Academy! This high-energy camp engages girls in a variety of fun, physical activities in downtown Portland. Campers will improve their teamwork skills, fitness and mental acuity. Whether playing Ultimate Frisbee or racing through a ninja warrior obstacle course, each activity emphasizes communication, collaboration and community building through play. To round out the physical activities, high school mentors will guide campers through mindfulness exercises to develop full body awareness. Even superheroes need help achieving a balanced life!


      5th - 8th Grade

      July 15-19, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

      $300

      Camp Director: Niki Brooks, St. Mary’s Academy Health & Physical Education Teacher



      Center Stage at SMA






      July 22-25

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      Build confidence and prepare for a future in the spotlight! Campers will gain valuable theatre skills through exercises and games facilitated by St. Mary’s Academy high school mentors. Take advantage of unique adventures in downtown Portland including lunch on the waterfront and backstage tours of the Newmark & Winningstad theatres and the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. This week concludes with a Summer Variety Show, featuring performances chosen and developed by campers: improv, monologue, scene, song or tech. Don’t miss out on the chance to take center stage at St. Mary’s Academy!


      5th - 8th Grade

      July 22-25, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

      Performance: July 26, 9:00 am-12:30 pm

      $300

      Camp Director | Jordan Beck, St. Mary's Academy Theatre Teacher



      Simply Science






      July 29-August 2

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      Girls take a fun, hands-on approach to science at St. Mary’s Academy! A variety of activities will engage campers in the basics of physics and chemistry such as analyzing polymers like the ever-popular slime. High school students work with campers individually and in teams, encouraging girls to explore their potential as future scientists. Grab your goggles, don your lab coat, and spend a week exploring the science labs of St. Mary’s Academy.


      6th - 8th Grade

      July 29-August 2, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

      $300

      Camp Director | Barbara Bannister, Simply Science LLC

      www.simplyscience.com



      Lead Like a Girl




      July 29-August 2

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      What does it mean to lead like a girl? This camp explores the topic of leadership through fun, experiential learning. Campers will engage in service opportunities, explore downtown Portland, and begin to learn crucial “real world” skills like collaboration and positive decision-making. In this camp, St. Mary’s Academy students serve as role models for campers, facilitating games and analyzing the unique theme of young women as leaders. This empowering program gives girls a leg up as they progress into middle school!


      4th - 5th Grade

      July 29-August 2, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

      $300

      Camp Director | Caitlin Whitty '08, St. Mary’s Academy Service Coordinator



      SMArts Camp



      August 5-9

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      Discover your creativity alongside the brightest female minds in art! Spend a week exploring materials and techniques of art making at St. Mary’s Academy. Girls will dive into drawing, digital photography, watercolor painting, textiles, jewelry-making, ceramic sculpture and more. Adventure into the downtown Portland art scene where campers will peruse the Portland Art Museum collection, field trip into nature to create paintings en plein aire, and gain inspiration by the works of current and historical female artists. Join us for indoor and outdoor art fun!


      5th - 8th Grade

      August 5-9, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

      $300

      Camp Directors | Sarah Brown and Molly Kaplan, St. Mary’s Academy Art Teachers


      Stay tuned for more information about our Summer 2019 Athletics Camps.

      Discover more all-girls camps with our partners at Saturday Academy by clicking here.


      Current students, visit our 2019 Summer Classes webpage for more information.



      Questions?


      Contact Kelsey Hui '10

      Summer Program Coordinator
      503.721.7728
      summerprogram@smapdx.org