DeLaSalle’s summer youth camps give children of all ages an opportunity to explore and develop new skills in a variety of sports and activities. This summer, students can choose from camps in nine different activities – from learning how to create an app to developing their theatre stage persona to building their skills on the athletic court or field. Camp instructors, moderators, and coaches are current DeLaSalle staff members, alumni, and friends.

Annually, hundreds of students have attended the DeLaSalle summer camps, in part because DeLaSalle is centrally located, being the closest high school to downtown Minneapolis and to the University of Minnesota.

Each camp offers great fun, outstanding coaching and directing, with an emphasis on fundamental skill development for participants. Students may sign up for a single camp or multiple camps.

Moderator: Megan Longman

Date: Wednesday, August 4, 12:00-3:00pm

Grade Level: 9th

Cost: $25 (includes sketchpad and pencil)

Students interested in practicing and improving their art skills will do using the natural beauty of the DeLaSalle campus and surrounding Nicollet Island. DeLaSalle art teacher Megan Longman will lead students on an afternoon of observation and drawing. (Maximum: 10 students)

Moderators: Farrah and James Buffington

Voice and Dance Masterclasses: June 9, 23; July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11 (4:00-6:00pm) [$45 per student per session]
Open to students going into 9th – 12th grade. Students work one on one in a small group environment with some of Minneapolis top musical Theatre performers and DeLaSalle Alumni.

Newsies Performance Camp: June 14-18, 21-25 (10:00am-12:00pm) [$150]
Newsies Technical Camp: June 21-25 (12:30-2:00pm) [$100]
Open to students going into 6th – 9th grade. Part of the Broadway Workshop Series. Each session offers a unique theme and is designed for a particular age group.Students will learn foundational practices for all three aspects of Musical theatre: singing, acting, and dance. Each session culminates with a showcase presentation June 25 at 6:00pm where each student has the opportunity to perform. Enrollment in each session is limited to guarantee the best experience for all.

Disney Performance Camp: July 12-16, 19-23 (12:30-2:00pm) [$150]
Disney Technical Camp: July 19-23 (2:30-4:00pm) [$100]
Open to students going into 4th – 7th grade. Part of the Broadway Workshop Series. Each session offers a unique theme and is designed for a particular age group.Students will learn foundational practices for all three aspects of Musical theatre: singing, acting, and dance. Each session culminates with a showcase presentation July 23 at 6:00pm where each student has the opportunity to perform. Enrollment in each session is limited to guarantee the best experience for all.

Mamma Mia Performance Camp: August 2-6, 9-13 (12:00-2:00pm) [$150]
Mamma Mia Technical Camp: August 9-13 (2:00-4:00pm) [$100]
Open to students going into 9th – 12th grade. Part of the Broadway Workshop Series. Each session offers a unique theme and is designed for a particular age group.Students will learn foundational practices for all three aspects of Musical theatre: singing, acting, and dance. Each session culminates with a showcase presentation August 19 at 6:00pm where each student has the opportunity to perform. Enrollment in each session is limited to guarantee the best experience for all.

Costume Design Camp: July 26-30 (12:00-2:30pm) [$100]
Open to students going into 6th – 9th grade. sLearn about what goes into making, and designing costuming in a show, Camp will include, Hat making, beginning Sewing, Pattern cutting and Newspaper design,

Improv Camp (Gr. 6-9): June 14-18 (12:00-2:30pm) [$100]
Improv Camp (Gr. 4-7): July 12-16 (12:00-2:30pm) [$100]
Improv Camp (Gr. 9-12): August 9-13 (2:00-4:00pm) [$100]
Study the fundamentals of improvisation through exercises that help develop strong ensemble and character work. Develop stage presence as well as patience, self confidence, good communication skills, and a respect for other performers and their creativity.

Coach: Chelsea Hoops

Dates: See below

Grade Level: 4th-9th and 9th-12th (Elite High School Camp only)

Cost: $50 ($150 for elite high school camp)

DeLaSalle Volleyball Camps will be set up by position and all skills clinics to put those skills to work. Feel free to sign up for multiple camps. You will receive a one time free t-shirt for registering for camp which will get you into all home DeLaSalle volleyball games this fall. These camps are great for you to get to know future Islanders, learn more about volleyball, and have fun with members of our program.

Setters camp: July 12-14 (5:00-7:00pm)
Focus on the basics of setting form including footwork, hands, and knowledge of the position. Will cross over at times with the Hitters camp for reps with actual hitters.

Hitters camp: July 12-14 (5:00-7:00pm)
Focus on arm swing technique, footwork, blocking, and knowledge of the position and rotations. Will cross over at times with the Setters camp for reps with actual setters.

All Skills camp: July 12-15 (7:30-9:00pm)
Focus is to cover all volleyball skills including passing, setting, hitting, and serving. This camp will also incorporate rotations and volleyball IQ.

Defensive Specialist camp: July 19-22 (5:00-6:30pm)
Focus on platforms, angles, footwork to the ball, and playing defense out of the back row.

Elite High School camp: July 19-21 (7:00-9:00pm) and July 26-28 (5:00-7:00pm)
Focus is to prepare for the upcoming season. You will gain a heads up on the skills being taught in the Islanders program including passing, setting, hitting, and serving. We will also teach our rotations, mental toughness, and volleyball IQ. This is a great way to get more comfortable with future teammates and become more comfortable before tryouts.