Summer Camp at The Woods

April 13th, 2015 | SMWC

Participants of the 2014 TWIST – STEMsational Camp at The Woods learned chemistry of making ice cream through a hands-on learning experience that resulted in a sweet treat.

Curious minds and a desire to learn more about the world around them while developing the potential within them – that is what girls and boys will need to bring to summer camp at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC). Through eight different summer camps, tailored to various fields of study and age groups, SMWC is committed to empowering campers as they explore their interests, ignite their passions, learn leadership skills, make new friends and build self-esteem in a beautiful environment.

SMWC Summer Camps provide fun, hands-on learning experiences that foster curiosity and passion. Exploring a natural habitat, discovering the world of technology, riding horses, developing creativity through art and photography, learning about bikes, test driving a career in the health field – what will your child choose to pursue?

Camps for Girls

TWIST – STEMsational Camp, June 22-26

Day camp for girls entering grades 6-8

Explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through hands-on activities, investigate a natural habitat and some of the native residents who share our big backyard, uncover boundless possibilities of the digital world and learn about STEM careers from experts in the field. Powered by Duke Energy Foundation.

The Oakley Academy – Environmental Science Camp, June 22-26

Overnight camp for girls entering grades 6-9

Discover the world of ecology and the natural environment. Identify common local species and explore the campus at twilight in search for nocturnal species, learn how to test soil and water quality and enjoy hands-on restoration and outdoor fieldwork.

Participants of the 2014 Oakley Academy – Environmental Science Camp explore the natural habitat of Le Fer Lake.

Coed Camps

Nursing Camp, June 22-26

Day camp for boys and girls entering grades 9-12

Experience hands-on activities including a trip to a simulation center, ambulance simulation, mini-medical lectures, nutritional lectures and a focus on professional careers in the health field.

Photography Camp, June 22-26

Day camp for boys and girls entering grades 6-8

Learn photography techniques, tips and tricks. Benefit from the beautiful SMWC campus and natural environment to capture some amazing photographs.

Equestrian Camp for Beginners, June 22-26

Day camp for boys and girls entering grades 2-10

Learn all about horses including safe practices when handling horses as well as how to bridle and halter correctly, lead, ride, groom and care for a horse. Horses are provided for this beginner equestrian camp.

Equestrian Camp for Advanced Riders, June 29-July 3

Day camp for boys and girls entering grades 3-12

Receive one-on-one instruction in specific areas of interest, trouble shoot areas for improvement, get ready for show season, learn a number of different aspects of the equine industry and learn the importance of form to function for horse owners. Campers must bring their own horse for this advanced rider camp.

Art Camp, June 22-26 or June 29-July 3

Day camp for boys and girls grades 6-8 (June 22-26) and grades 9-12 (June 29-July 3)

Enjoy learning how to create art using a variety of techniques and objects while expressing creativity with sculptures, still life, media art or a more personalized project of creating a self-portrait.

Bike Camp, June 22-26

Day camp for boys and girls entering grades 4-6

Learn the rules of the road, maintenance, and bike assembly and enjoy bike riding with friends around campus. Campers must bring their own bike and helmet.

All camps begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Before- and after-camp care, lunch and snacks are provided. Enrollment is limited. Register today at For more information, contact Jenn Kersey at (812) 535-5142 or jkersey2(at)

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