- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Day, Residential
- Provided By: Private School
- Session Start: June, July
- Session Length: Five Weeks
- Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Boys Only
- Category: Academic
- Selective: No
- Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: Free
- Accreditation: American Camp Association
- Call: 860-823-3861
The Summer Academic Camp at St. Thomas More School combines academics with summer recreational activities. Our five week summer program is offered to both boarding and day students ranging from 7th through 12th grade.
The Summer Academic Camp at St. Thomas More School
Course Offerings: English, history, math, science, Spanish, computers, ESL, SAT Prep, Learn to Learn Program, English Language Institute
The summer program has the use of all facilities of St. Thomas More School. Classes are held in the three classroom buildings that include science laboratories, a language laboratory, a computer room and library. Three modern dormitories provide housing and all students share double rooms. Teachers live in the dorms to provide supervision.
The school's 100 acre campus enjoys 4,000 feet of waterfront on Gardner Lake. The boathouse holds kayaks, canoes, sailboats and rowboats for recreational use. Many campers enjoy the high-quality fishing in the lake that is stocked annually. Recreational facilities include a gymnasium with a basketball court and a twenty-station weight room equipped with Nautilus machines and free weights. The gym also provides a student lounge with ping-pong and pool tables and two TVs with video games. Other outdoor facilities include a track, two soccer fields, two baseball diamonds, a lacrosse field, four outdoor tennis courts and six outdoor basketball courts.
Field Trips and Off-Campus Activities:
Ten field trips are taken during the five weeks. Every Wednesday after lunch campers go by bus to one of the nearby attractions. In the past, these field trips have included Ocean Beach, go-carting, bowling, laser tag, ice skating, local museums, and the Mystic Aquarium. On Sundays there are full-day trips to a range of events and activities including Six Flags New England, Water Country USA, Boston, Lake Compounce Amusement Park, whale watching, New England Revolution soccer games and Ocean Beach Park. Saturday evenings always include a trip to the movies.