Make Your Summer Matter!

Join us in July for the most summer fun! Our July summer programs offer opportunities for students of all ages and interests. Register for multiple weeks of camp to make the most of your time here. See the full list of July summer programs below.


Dialogue and Democracy Summer Institute

Dates: July 21-26

Want to make the world a better place? This six-day residential summer program is designed for girls who want to learn how to speak up and be heard. Here, participants will learn the building blocks for constructive dialogue by practicing how to listen to and respect those with different views.

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Embody Theology Summer Institute

Dates: July 21-26

The Embody Theology Summer Institute offers high school girls a six-day stay on the beautiful Saint Mary’s campus, the first institution to grant women advanced degrees in theology. In the tradition of empowering women’s leadership, participants will meet people from across the country, learn about themselves, develop valuable pre-college academic skills, and discover what it means to think “theologically.” 

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Fine Arts Campfine arts camp

Dates: Week 1 | July 15-19 (Day)

Dates: Week 2 | July 21-26 (Overnight)

 Professionally-trained instructors guide campers in art exploration, storytelling, dance, music, and theatre. Fine Arts Camp focuses on educating young girls and developing their communication, critical, and analytical thinking skills. At the end of the week, campers present their work in a Performing Arts Forum on the Saint Mary’s College stage.

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Forensic Science Summer Instituteforensic science camp

Dates: Week 1 | July 14-19

Dates: Week 2 | July 21-26

On the first day, participants arrive at a staged murder scene. Teams of investigators will gather physical evidence, such as fingerprints, fiber, and hair samples, in their quest to find the murderer. The teams solve the mystery by interviewing culprits, applying biology, chemistry, mathematics, and deductive reasoning.  

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Healthcare Summer Institutehealthcare camp

Dates: Week 1 | July 14-19

Dates: Week 2 | July 21-26

This six-day residential summer program is designed for girls interested in understanding what it means to have a career in the health sciences. Saint Mary’s College faculty will lead participants in our newly renovated Center for Integrated Healthcare Education, providing a best-in-class, high-tech atmosphere for learning and engagement in many heathcare disciplines.

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Intermediate/Advanced Tennis Camptennis camp

Dates: July 14-17

Tennis participants will focus on fine-tuning and improving groundstrokes, serves, returns, volleys, and other specialty shots. Instruction on advanced shots as well as strategy and tactics used in both doubles and singles will be taught through competitive situations and point play.

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Intermediate/Advanced Volleyball Campvolleyball

Dates: July 14-17

Volleyball participants will focus on fine-tuning their serving, passing, setting, and attacking skills. Participants will be appropriately challenged and receive instruction on defensive and offensive systems of play while learning strategy and tactics taught through competitive situations and scrimmages.

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Spark Business Marketing Summer Institutecampers

Dates: July 14-19

 Spark your marketing mind and earn college credit! This week-long residential summer program will help students understand the latest marketing tools and techniques. Students will learn important concepts for building a marketing plan in a digital universe, creating a brand, and developing engaging content from Saint Mary's College faculty. 

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Songwriting Summer Campcomposing class

Dates: July 8-12

A camp for future composers! Immerse yourself in the art of songwriting and discover effective melody, rhythm, harmony, and lyrical techniques. Collaborate with other aspiring writers and perform your work in front of an audience at the end of camp! 

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Sustainable Living Summer Institute

sustainable farm

Dates: July 21-26

Change the world! This new summer program provides hands-on experience at the Saint Mary’s College Sustainable Farm on campus. Participants will learn about the environment and real-world applications of sustainable practices.  Imagine the next generation knowing the next steps towards a greener future before us. Saint Mary's environmental studies professors are masters in botany, biology, and bees and will guide participants through the week! 

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