Meet the Camp

Education. Enrichment. Experience.

The Mount Saint Mary Summer Academy Enrichment and Sport Programs are more than just traditional summer camp activities, says Director Joanne Cadigan-Peters.

“We pride ourselves on making sure that every camper leaves the program feeling good about herself,” she adds. “Our camp gives middle school girls an opportunity to work with our teachers and/or varsity coaches and become familiar with our campus…our program empowers girls to try new things and learn new skills in a safe and fun learning environment.”

The two-week program, which offers two sessions, is a day camp that was founded last year, although Mount Saint Mary Academy has held various summer camps over the years. The Academy was founded in 1908 by the Sisters of Mercy, who still own the 84-acre hilltop campus in Somerset County. The school setting is more akin to a Catholic college campus, with young women strolling between buildings for classes and 40-some extra-curricular clubs, sports and academic activities.

And the summer camp isn’t far behind. From Monday to Thursday, enrichment classes are 65 minutes long with the option of taking up to four for the week. Some of the choices include forensics, engineering, chemistry, art, digital media and math concepts. Sports camps, which run for about two-and-a-half hours, include tennis, soccer, volleyball and basketball. When it rains, the air-conditioned gymnasium plays the hosting role often held by Angels of Victory Field.

“Each of the opportunities offered at Mount Saint Mary’s Summer Academy will fulfill your daughter’s creative, athletic and academic curiosities,” Cadigan-Peters says, “while broadening her talents and skills.”

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