Academics & Programs

Summer Programs

Summer Saber Camps

Don’t find yourself counting the days until school starts again.  
Don’t let your kids say, “Mom, I’m bored...”  
Sign up for Summer Saber Camps!

We’re offering a variety of camps all summer for all ages with both morning and afternoon options.  Plus, all children attending both morning and afternoon sessions can join our lunch bunch in the Commons.  The cafeteria will not be open during the summer, so bring a sack lunch.  We will provide a nut-free table.

Summer Day Camps

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  • Go Exploring! Junior Saber Camp

    3–6-year-olds (must turn 3 by Sept. 1, 2017)
    May 30–August 11 (no camp May 29 or July 3–7)
    Pre-K 3 through Kindergarten
    Half Day 9:00am – 12:00pm $225/week
    Full Day 9:00am–4:00pm $400/week


    Whether you are a current Saber, a future Saber, or a friend of a Saber, four–six-year-olds are welcome to join the fun at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School Junior Saber Summer Camp.  Campers will experience a fun-filled day by discovering thematic lessons, making new friends, and exploring the SGCS campus and all that it has to offer.
     
  • Stay Strong! Athletics Conditioning Camp

    Incoming 5th–8th Graders
    May 30–August 11 (no camp May 29 or July 3–7)
    Monday–Fridays, 8:00am–9:00am

    Stay in shape all summer long by attending our strength and conditioning camp. Participants will strive and sweat to complete the “Workout of the Day” in a safe, encouraging, and age-appropriate setting.  Sessions will be led by our Saber coaching staff.  

    Registration is not required, and each session costs $10.
     
  • Saber Spike! Volleyball Camp

    3rd–4th Grade: June 5–9, 9:00am–12:00pm
    5th–6th Grade: June 5–9, 1:00pm–4:00pm
    7th–8th Grade: August 7–11, 1:00pm–4:00pm
    $225
    Led by Taylor Wittmer

    3rd–4th Grades
    The fun-filled and engaging Future Saber Volleyball Player Camp is designed to help campers of all levels improve their skills and overall understanding of the game. The camp will focus on all volleyball-related skills, including attacking, blocking, setting, serving, passing, and game-like play. The focal point of this camp is fun and enjoyment while developing basic volleyball skills, hand-eye coordination, and ball-control work. 

    5th–6th Grades
    The Saber Volleyball Camp is designed to help athletes improve their skills and overall understanding of the game. The camp will focus on all volleyball-related skills, as well as game-play scenarios. During this camp, student-athletes will learn to love the game of volleyball while having fun, being challenged, and growing as a person and an athlete. The camp will prepare student-athletes for their upcoming competitive volleyball season.  

    7th–8th Grades
    The Saber Volleyball Camp is designed to help athletes improve their skills and overall understanding of the game. The camp will focus on all volleyball-related skills, as well as game-play scenarios. During this camp, student-athletes will learn to love the game of volleyball while having fun, being challenged, and growing as a person and an athlete. The camp will prepare student-athletes for their upcoming competitive volleyball season.
  • Saber Blitz! Football Camp

    August 7–11
    5th–8th Grade
    9:00am–12:00pm
    $225

    Led by our Saber Football Coaching Staff, this camp is intended to prepare student-athletes for flag and tackle football by focusing on the fundamentals of the game, speed, quickness, focus, and teamwork.  By engaging in drills, games, and activities, campers will excel in competition, grow as an athlete and person, and have a great time.  
     
  • Alley-oop! Basketball Camp

    May 30–June 2 and July 24–28
    2nd–4th Grade: 9:00am–12:00pm each week
    5th–8th Grade: 1:00–4:00pm each week
    $225
    Led by Freestyle Sports (Jasper and Ayla Eden)

    St. Gabriel's Catholic School invites you to learn, improve and play your basketball game! Coach Ayla (7 year pro in Europe, 2x National Champion) and Coach Jasper (two-time Dutch National Champion Freestyle Basketball, licensed USA Basketball coach) will provide a fun-filled five-day Saber camp for you and your friends!These professional coaches pride themselves in providing fundamentally sound instruction with lots of personal attention, focused on fun and creativity! Boys and girls of all levels welcome.
     
  • Game, Set, Match! Tennis Camp

    June 5–9; June 12–16, June 19–23, June 26–30
    Kindergarten–4th Grade: 9:00am–12:00pm each week
    5th–8th Grade: 1:00–4:00pm each week
    $225
    Led by Sarah Pernell

    Whether you just bought your first racket or you’re a regular on the circuit, join Sarah Pernell, of the Central Texas Tennis Association, in perfecting your game.  Campers will receive quality instruction that will challenge and improve skills while developing a passion for the sport.
  • Get Active! Sports Plus Camp

    June 12–16 and July 17–21
    Kindergarten–2nd Grade: 1:00–4:00pm June 12–16; 9:00am–12:00pm July 17–21
    3th–4th Grade: 9:00am–12:00pm June 12–16; 1:00–4:00pm July 17–21
    Led by our own Coach K!

    $225
     
    Unleash the athlete inside you!  This camp offers participants a fun, safe, and friendly environment for competition and physical activities.  Campers will play new and exciting games while developing life-long skills such as teamwork, communication, and leadership.  Athletic ability and skills are not required; only a good attitude and energy to burn.
  • 2-4-6-8! Cheerleading Camp

    July 31–August 4
    3rd–5th Grade, 9:00am–12:00pm
    6th–8th Grade, 1:00–4:00pm
    $225
    Led by Brenda Wilson

    In the cheer camp, students will be working on all skills related to cheerleading. There will be daily time devoted to motions, jumps, cheers, dances, stunts and tumbling.  No experience is required, we'll build skills based on whatever level they are coming in with.  On the last day in the last half hour of their camp, parents, family and friends are invited to come to see a skill showoff of what we've worked on all week at camp.
     
  • Let’s Move! Dance Camp

    June 26–30 and July 10–14
    Kindergarten–2nd Grade: 9:00am–12:00pm each week
    3rd–5th Grade: 1:00–4:00pm each week
    $225
    Led by Lauren Parra

    Broadway Dance Camp (June 26–30)
    An exciting week discovering the many aspects of musical theater dancing. Children will learn kid-friendly choreography to their favorite songs from well-known Broadway musicals such as Annie, Hairspray, Seussical and more!
    Every day they will learn about new dance styles ranging from ballet to jazz to hip hop. Children will spend their mornings learning a handful of dance routines, playing games, and discovering fun facts about some of their favorite characters. The last day of camp will include a small performance to showcase the routines that they have worked on.

    Disney Dance Camp (July 10–14)
    Come spend a week learning how to dance like your favorite Disney character! Children will learn kid-friendly choreography to their favorite songs from their favorite Disney movies such as Frozen, Zootopia, Finding Dory and more.

    Children will come to camp and learn a handful of dance routines set to songs from their favorite Disney movies. Throughout the day, they will learn these routines, play fun games, practice dance technique, and reenact Disney movie scenes through movement. At the end of the week, the students will put on a short performance for parents to see what they have been working on.
     
  • Unleash Your Creativity! Art Camp

    2nd–8th Grade: June 26–30, 1:00–4:00pm
    4th–8th Grade: June 19–23, 1:00–4:00pm
    Kinder–8th Grade: July 10–14, 1:00–4:00pm
    $245 (materials included)
    Led by Lindsay Raspi

    Poetry and Abstract Expressionism (June 19–23)
    Students will read a selection of (appropriate) poems from the New York School of Poetry and the Imagist School of Poetry (ie William Carlos Williams) and view examples of Abstract Expressionist paintings. Both styles evolved in New York in the middle of the 20th Century, where artists and poets often created communities together. We will spend one day reading poems, one on art history, two painting, and one doing presentations. Students will chose a poem to "illustrate" abstractly, using acrylic paint and heavy paper or canvas board. Students will have a poetry reading where they read the poem selected and present their painting to the group, discussing how their work suits the mood of the poem.

    Southwest Pottery and Mexican Clay (June 26–30)
    Students will study Southwest pottery and sculpting styles, from functional vessels to Abobe houses to Zuni animal forms, and create their own series of work in one of these styles. We will have one day of research and two days of sculpting. We will use Mexican pottery clay, which is similar to terra cotta, self-hardening, and does not require kiln firing. On the last two days students will "glaze" their sculptures with acrylic paint and clear coat, which add color and strengthen the work without requiring a kiln firing. Students will create 2-4 small sculptures, either functional or decorative. We will work mostly on pinch pots and animal shapes.

    Self Portrait Collage Triptychs (July 10–14)
    Students will create three works of art, all related and/or chronological, that tell their life story. Students will view examples of artist collages for style and technique. We will spend the first day going through books and magazines for students to find images that suit them. These images will then be collaged using scissors and glue onto heavy board. Students can collage their interests in sports, nature, family, school, religion, whatever they like. We will focus on the idea of cohesion and producing three works that look like they fit together and tell a story, with images coming from various sources.
     
  • The World is Your Stage! Mythology Theater Camp

    July 10–14 and July 24–28
    5th–8th Grade
    July 10–14: 9:00am–12:00pm
    July 24–28: 1:00–4:00pm
    $225
    Led by Erin Niedringhaus

    Students will uncover the fascinating world of Greek gods and heroes by reading a series of humorous plays. Toward the end of the week we will write our own play to dramatize our favorite mythological moment!
     
  • Babysitting 101

    May 30–June 2 and July 31–August 4
    5th–8th Grade
    9:00am–12:00pm
    $245 (materials included)
    Week 1 Camp is led by Catherine Linehan and Molly Melone

    Hands-on training! Join us for a fun way to learn everything that’s covered in the Red Cross curriculum and get the first aid and CPR training that shows you’re serious about sitting. The experts will teach you the tricks of the trade, reveal their “sitter survival” secrets, and share tips about getting a job where you live. This fast-paced class is even more fun if you bring a friend.
     
  • Saber STEAM Camp

    June 5–9, 12–16, 19–23
    2nd–5th Grade
    9:00am-12:00pm
    $300 (materials included)
    Led by Stefanie Nguyen

    All 2nd–5th Graders are invited to St. Gabriel's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Camp where they can participate in hands-on collaborative learning including circuitry, coding, and making. Students will use low-tech and high-tech materials, such as DC motors, scroll saws, Hour of Code, Ozobots, Little Bits, and more.

    Camps are limited to 10 students per week.

    Design and Engineering (June 5–9) 
    Full! Email rlitherland@sgs-austin.org for Waitlist!
    Students will learn to design and test prototypes and use a Dremel scroll saw, Little Bits and DC motors to design cardboard games such as pinball and art robots (spin art machine, scribble bot machine, etc.).

    Circuits
    (June 12–16)
    Only 1 Spots Remaining!
    Students will create and design paper circuits (cards, signs, etc.) that light up using cardstock, copper tape, and LEDs. They will also design and sew a pillow that lights up.

    Coding (June 19–23)
    Full! Email rlitherland@sgs-austin.org for Waitlist!
    Students will code using Hour of Code and Ozobots, and VR Google Expedition
     
  • Saber Maker! Adventures in D&D Camp

    June 12–15 (only 2 spots remaining), 19–22 (Mon–Thurs)
    5th–8th Grade
    9:00am–12:00pm
    $300 (materials included)
    Led by Patrick Benfield

    Students will have an opportunity to play the legendary role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, where they will step into the shoes of mighty adventurers and create their own stories. Along the way, they'll use various tools and equipment in d.lab for Making to recreate maps, machines, and other artifacts from the game world.

    Camps are limited to 5 students per week.  
  • Check Mate! Chess Camps

    May 30–June 2 and July 10–14
    Kindergarten–8th Grade
    Beginner Chess: 9:00am–12:00pm
    Intermediate/Advanced Chess: 1:00–4:00pm
    $225
    Led by Julia Hall

    Beginner’s Chess
    Beginner’s chess is a great place to start learning the basics.  Julie Hall, a chess master and Saber Chess Club Instructor, teaches rules, openings and endings, and tactics in a fun and contagious manner.  Every student will receive a customized ChessKid account for additional play and training.  At the end of the week, students will be able to test their skills in a chess tournament.  

    Intermediate/Advanced Chess
    For those players with a bit more experience and knowledge, Intermediate/Advanced Chess will provide challenging instruction in complex tactics, openings and endings, and puzzles.  The camp is led by chess master and Saber Chess Club Instruction, Julie Hall.  Every student will receive a customized ChessKid account for additional play and training.  At the end of the week, students will be able to test their skills in a chess tournament.  
     
  • Huzzah! Lore Adventures Camp

    June 5–9, 12–16, 19–23
    3rd–6th Grade
    9:00am–12:00pm
    $225
    Led by Russ Glenn

    Lore Adventures offers camps and programs in Adventure Quest™, an active, outdoor, Renaissance-themed theater game, designed to develop imagination, interpersonal skills, team-building, and creative problem-solving skills. It is also really, really FUN!

    The children are the heroes of an incredibly fun and dynamic quest, working together in a mythical and magical world to overcome interesting challenges, solve mystifying riddles, brainstorm unique solutions to puzzling dilemmas, and swashbuckle with foes. The campers experience the excitement and confidence that comes from banding together to defend their village, solve a perplexing mystery, or negotiate a peace treaty.

    Adventure Quest makes use of safe foam Swashers in an environment that teaches good sportsmanship, fair play, and respect for others.
     
    Follow the link to learn more Lore Adventures.


  • Eureka! Saber Science Camp

    June 12–16
    Pre-K 4–2nd Grade
    9:00am–12:00pm
    $245 (materials included)
    Led by Kristina Grant

    Only 2 Spots Remaining!
    From crickets to crystals and rocks to rockets, budding scientists will learn about the world around them.  Bring your curiosity and a sense of wonder for a morning of exploration and creativity.  Kristina Grant (10 year first grade teacher from St. Gabriel's Catholic School) and Jennifer Neuse (a state recognized 5th grade science teacher from Lake Travis ISD) can’t wait to discover new things with you! Please bring a water bottle, a snack, as well as wear tennis shoes and sunscreen.  
     
  • Just Imagine! Theater Camp

    June 5–9
    Pre-K 4–1st Grade: 9:00am–12:00pm
    2nd–4th Grade: 1:00–4:00pm
    $225

    Pre-K 4–1st Grade
    We go wherever our imagination will take us!  In this energetic and fun-filled program, children dress up in whimsical costumes and become the stars of their favorite stories!  Students use fun scenery, props, and costumes to travel to the moon and to the ocean floor – and everywhere in between!  Star in your very own play! Anchor the fairytale news! Use your magic to solve big mysteries! The fun is waiting for you! Great for shy and not-so-shy kids!

    2nd–4th Grade
    In the mood to act up? Fast-paced and extremely fun, this program will focus on all aspects of acting, from live theater performance to television and film acting. Students will work with creative costumes and hilarious props to learn improvisation, characterization, and scene creation all while creating and performing outrageous skits and comical scenes for performance!

    Don’t miss the fun!
     

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Phone 512-327-7755 
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St. Gabriel's Catholic School is an Independent Catholic school in Austin TX, educating children in preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school.