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  • UPDATE: Summer Camp 2020

    The health and safety of our camp community have always been of paramount importance, and remain our steadfast compass when making difficult decisions. 

    Therefore, we have made the painful decision to cancel the StM Summer Day, Cottage, Theater, and Athletic Camps. 

    There is nothing more important to us than our campers and their well-being. Given the current guidance from health officials and governmental leaders, it is not feasible to conduct StM summer camps as we have in the past. The high-quality, interactive camp experience that we are known for -- and that your camper deserves -- is not possible with social distancing. Given the substantial uncertainty about conditions and health protocols for summer camps, we have decided to cancel all StM summer camp programming.

    This decision is probably as disappointing for you as it is for us. Please know that this decision was only reached after careful consideration of the guidelines from health officials, government leaders, and the American Camp Association. We had hoped to reopen our campus in time to operate over the summer; however, we believe this course of action is in the best interest of the safety of StM summer campers and their families, as well as our staff.

    Camp tuition, minus the $25 application fee, will be refunded. We will automatically issue refunds, including the deposit, beginning June 1. You do not need to request your refund; however, please know that our current processing time for refunds is approximately four weeks. Questions about refunds can be emailed to cathy.lesher@stmsaints.com.

    We are going to stay in “virtual touch” during the summer through email and social media. It cannot replace the magic of our in-person camp community, but we will do our best. We are already making plans for Summer 2021 and can’t wait to see you back on campus! 

    Please stay safe and healthy, and reach out to us if you have any questions. 

    Sincerely,

    Christine Berry and Juan Lumas
    Directors, St. Martin's Summer Camp
    225 Green Acres
    Metairie, Louisiana 70003
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Softball Skills Camp

Open to: Girls, Rising Grades 3-8
Date: May 26-29, 2020
Time: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $125 per camper

This camp is open to any girl in rising grades 3-8 who desire to learn how to play the game of softball. Campers will learn how to throw, catch, run bases, and hit, as well as the rules and mechanics of how to play the game. While learning to throw, they will learn the correct technique, including how to hold a softball. For hitting, they will learn how to hold a bat and the correct way to swing it. With catching, we will focus on teaching them how to catch the ball inside the glove. Lastly, they will learn the correct way to run the bases. Campers will receive instruction in grounders, pop-ups, catching, throwing, hitting, and running. 

What to Bring: a glove, either tennis shoes or softball cleats, a softball hat or a visor, a ball, and a bat. (Campers must label their equipment with their name.) 
Location: St. Martin’s softball field and batting cages. (Rain location: St. Martin's Adkerson Gymnasium)
Camp Director: St. Martin's Varsity Softball Head Coach Tiffany Laird

Laird has 7 years of high school softball coaching experience and is currently in her third year as head coach at St. Martin’s. Members of the 2020 St. Martin’s softball team will be assisting with the camp.
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Baseball Skills Camp

Open to: Boys, Rising Grades 1 - 8
Date: May 26 - 29, 2020
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $125 per camper
 
This four-day camp is directed by St. Martin’s Baseball Program Director and Head Varsity Coach Brady Benoit. Players will receive individual and group instruction with an emphasis on Skill Development, essential Tactical (Decision Making) concepts, and Maximum Participation. Small sided and Conditional Game activities will allow players to develop their technique, confidence, and individual creativity in a fun and positive environment. Campers are grouped according to age and ability.   

What to Bring:  glove, bat, batting helmet, hat, cleats, tennis shoes, and water bottle
Location: St. Martin’s Practice Field and Batting Cages (Adkerson Gymnasium if inclement weather)
Camp Director: Brady Benoit, St. Martin’s Baseball Program Director and varsity baseball head coach

Benoit has 19 years of experience in coaching, including 12 years as a head coach. He was a four-year letterman at UNO (pitcher) and has coached at the high school, Division 1 (UNO), and Junior College (Delgado) levels.
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VOLLEYBALL SKILLS CAMP

Open to: Girls, Rising Grades 5-8
Date: May 26-29, 2020
Time: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $125 per camper

This camp is designed to teach volleyball skills and will put an emphasis on individual fundamentals while also presenting some small-sided play and team concepts. Previous volleyball experience is not required to participate and enjoy this camp. Campers will be divided based on age/skill level. The areas of instruction are: attacking, serving, serve reception passing, free ball passing, digging and setting. Campers should wear a multicourt shoe or a shoe with a non-marking sole, protective knee pads, and comfortable shorts. A refillable water bottle is recommended. 

Camp Director: Varsity Volleyball Head Coach Ray Scioneaux

Coach Scioneaux has been the head coach at St. Martin’s for the past seven years and also coaches for NOLA Volleyball Club; he has 15 years of volleyball coaching experience. This camp’s coaching staff will include current coaches and players of the St. Martin’s volleyball program.
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FOOTBALL SKILLS CAMP

Open to: Boys, Rising Grades 1-8
Date: May 26 - 29, 2020
Time: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $125 per camper
 
The camp is open to young players who want to learn about the game of football from the perspective of the positions listed below. A camper does not have to be a skilled position player to participate in and enjoy this camp.

The areas of instruction are:
  • Quarterbacks - grip, proper throwing motion, stance, exchange, drops, sprint-out, play action, screens, ball-handling, and option.
  • Wide Receivers/Tight Ends - stance, starts, release, route running, cuts, hand position and receiving. Running Backs - stance, starts, ball-handling, ball security, route running, play-action and screens.
  • Defensive Backs - stance, head-up tackling safety skills and pass coverage. Campers are grouped according to grade and ability.
What to Bring: Tennis shoes or cleats (preferred), a baseball hat and their own football (middle school size with their name on it). Camp time is divided between field drills and indoor activities.
Location: Tony Porter Field, St. Martin's Episcopal School
Camp Director: Frank Gendusa, St. Martin’s varsity football head coach
 
Coach Gendusa has 40-plus years of coaching experience at the high school level and a number of his former players, including Peyton and Eli Manning, have played in the NFL. The camp’s coaching staff includes experienced high school coaches and players in the St. Martin’s football program.
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Girls' Basketball Skills Camp

Open to: Girls, Rising Grades 5-8
Date: August 3 - 5, 2020
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $150 per camper
 
The camp is open to any young player who wants to learn about the game of basketball. Campers will learn the basic fundamentals of basketball and how to apply those skills to positions they are looking to play. This camp will feature skill-building in shooting, ball handling, passing, defensive techniques, and open court games.

What to Bring: All campers are required to have basketball shoes and a water bottle.
Location: Adkerson Gymnasium, St. Martin's Episcopal School
Camp Director: Courtney Ward, St. Martin's varsity girls' basketball head coach

Courtney Ward has 7 years of coaching experience, including three years of collegiate experience and four years of coaching at the high school level. Ward also played four years of collegiate basketball at Belhaven University. 

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BOYS' BASKETBALL Skills CAMP

Open to: Boys, Rising Grades 3-8
Date: August 3 - 7, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $150 per camper

This camp will focus on skill development and the fundamentals of shooting, passing, dribbling, and defense. Also, campers will be introduced to the concepts of team defense and offense that are the basics of our basketball program at St. Martin’s. 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 competition, as well as reinforce concepts in a fun and exciting atmosphere. The camp will take place in our two air-conditioned gyms.

What to Bring: Campers will need non-marking basketball court shoes, gym attire (shorts/t-shirt), and a water bottle. 
Location: Adkerson Gymnasium, St. Martin's Episcopal School
Camp Director: Michael Odom, St. Martin’s varsity boys' basketball head coach

Coach Odom has 19 years of coaching experience at St. Martin’s. The team has made the playoffs the past 14 consecutive seasons.
 

Soccer Skills Camp

Open to: Boys and Girls, Rising Grades 1-8
Dates and Times: 
Girls' Soccer Camp - August 3 - 7, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. 
Boys' Soccer Camp - August 3 - 7, from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $150 per camper
 
The camp is open to any players - either experienced or new to the game - who either want to become more familiar with the sport of soccer or who want to sharpen their current skill set. The camp curriculum will focus on the technical, tactical, and physical aspects of the game. 

Technical sessions will cover:
  • first touch
  • dribbling for speed
  • 1 v 1 scenarios (both offensively and defensively)
  • receiving balls and pivoting, 
  • passing and receiving with different parts of the foot 
  • passing with proper weight and accuracy, 
  • Crossing, shooting, and creating goal-scoring opportunities

Tactical sessions will focus on:
  • change of point of attack
  • possession/attack in each third of the field
  • creating and exploiting 1 v 1's 
  • creating and exploiting 2 v1's
  • exploiting numbers up

Physical aspects of the game will teach:
  • fitness
  • strength
  • flexibility
  • speed training
  • foot speed and quickness.
What to Bring: 
Location: Tony Porter Field, St. Martin's Episcopal School
Camp Director: Bobby Velasquez, St. Martin’s Director of Soccer and varsity girls' soccer head coach

Velasquez also serves as the Louisiana Fire Soccer Club Technical Director (while concurrently heading up the top U16 and U13 girls squads). He is an Olympic Development coach for the State of Louisiana as well as an Emerging Talent Program staff coach for the Chicago Futbol Club. As a coach, he won the soccer state championship title for Ben Franklin High School in 2016, and the Louisiana Fire U11/U12 boys state championship title for 2018 and 2019.  
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