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)
Coach: Travis Bledsoe
Dates: June 21-24, June 28-July 1, 1:00-4:00pm
Grade Level: 3rd-8th
Cost: $135 per camp (or $230 if registering for both)
Come join the 12-time Minnesota state champion DeLaSalle Islanders for two weeks of fun, competition and skill development at Camp Islander. This long-standing camp has been attended by many DeLaSalle standouts who have went on to play college basketball. Including Tyrell Terry (Stanford) Gabe Kalscheur (Minnesota), Sacar Anim (Marquette), Reid Travis (Kentucky) Geno Crandall (Gonzaga) and many more. You could be next!
Coach: James Fassett
Dates: July 12-15 (Gr. 5-8); August 2-5 (Gr. 7-8), 1:00-5:00pm
Campers will learn skills and drills they can take home and continue to develop on their own time in a camp focused on individual development. Coaches will teach and emphasize the fundamental skills and proper techniques around shooting, ball handling, passing, and scoring. The August 2-5 camp is designed for more advanced middle school players and will focus on team concepts as well as advanced skill building. Take home gifts will be included.
Moderators: Judith Roggow and David Pearson
Dates: July 19-23, 1:00-4:00pm
Grade Level: 6th-8th
Camp participants will develop essential STEM skills for our tech-driven world. They will watch their code come to life on tablets and with the drones. Students will develop an app to run on a tablet with block coding. Then they will code drones to run an obstacle course performing a series of stunts. Coding languages will include Thunkable, Blockly, and Python. (Maximum: 16 students)
Coach: Bryn Saunders
Dates: June 15, 17, 22, 24, 29; July 1, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, 4:00-5:00pm
Grade Level: 3rd-8th
Cost: $120 for June or July separately; $200 for both months
The DeLaSalle Cross Country team will host a summer running camp for anyone going into 3rd-8th grade (boys and girls). Anyone interested in running (i.e.cross country or track and field) or just staying active and in-shape is welcome and there is no experience or ability level required. Each session will consist of structured warm-ups, games, education, strength training, and a short workout which will incorporate a spectrum of exercises and drills. Emphases for workouts will range from sprints to endurance to cover a few areas of training. Each week participants will be encouraged to improve athleticism and have fun in an active environment.
Coach: Terrell McMoore
Dates: July 12-15, 1:00-3:00pm
Grade Level: 5th-8th
Campers will learn fundamentals of offense and defense with skill building, techniques, and two hand touch games at end of every day of camp.
Coach: Ryan Nichols
Dates: July 12-16, 9:00-11:30am
Grade Level: 6th-9th
Current DeLaSalle soccer players will help campers develop skills and each day will have a theme, including possession, dribbling, shooting, and defending. Each camp will include a half hour of small sided games.
Coach: Tim McDonald
Dates: June 14-18, 9:00-11:00am
Grade Level: 5th-8th
Your player will have fun while learning the following skills: Passing and receiving, Ball control skills, Shooting and finishing, Defensive techniques, Small-sides games Goals of this camp are to: Develop skilled, confident and creative players, Make soccer fun to practice and play, Teach good sportsmanship and respect, Introduce high school players as role-models for young soccer players
Coach: Paul Barry and Hung Phan
Dates: July 12-16, 1:00-2:30pm (grades 6-8); 2:30-4:00pm (grades 9-12)
Grade Level: 6th-12th
The camp will focus on all aspects of tennis including groundstrokes, volleys, serving,overheads as well as match strategy. There will be an equal focus on singles and double play. Beginners to experienced players are welcome. The camp for 9th-12th graders will be an excellent opportunity to get ready for the fall high school season if you plan on playing for your high school team.
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.