Summer at Gwynedd
Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School will offer many different camps during Summer 2017 for students entering grades 3-12 as of Fall 2017. These programs include an SAT prep course, College Application Camp, Basketball, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Tennis, Band, Strings, Drawing and Painting, and Camp Ophelia, a leadership camp for young girls. Private music lessons are also available throughout the summer. Select camps are available for boys and girls, as noted in the individual camp descriptions.
All camps are held at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School.
Click below to learn more about each camp and register today! Please only submit one form per camper. All payments are to be completed online. There will be no option for paying at the door.
- Drawing and Painting
- Summer Band Program
- Summer Strings
- Private Music Lessons
- College Application Camp
- Camp Ophelia
- Summer SAT/ACT Prep
Please note: GMAHS will only be offering one session of Basketball Camp this summer.
Dates: Session I June 19-22
Time: 9:00 - 3:00 (Thurs 9-12)
Grade: 5th - 9th (as of September 2107)
The concentration of this all-girls camp is on basketball fundamentals, drills, competitive games, team and individual events, and more. Learn even more from our guest speakers. Daily and overall camp awards.
Equipment required: water bottle, packed lunch. Basketball provided.
Any question, please email Coach Tom Lonergan at email@example.com
Dates: June 26 - 30
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm (Friday 9:00 - 12:00pm)
Age: Grades 3 - 9 (as of September 2017)
Camp fee: $175 per player, 10% sibling discount
At our Lacrosse camp, each player is evaluated; instruction is then designed to teach and challenge the player to move to the next level. The all-girls camp is filled with skill development, strategy, game play and fun. The instruction is provided by the GMAHS coaching staff and players. During the course of the camp, door prizes and other prizes are awarded.
Session 1: June 26 - 30
Session 2: July 10 - 14
Session 3: July 17 - 21
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Age: Grades 4-12 (as of September 2016)
Tennis camp offers a fun instructional program to girls of varying ages and abilities. The camp will focus on teaching tennis techniques and strategies, building strength and endurance, improving agility, and enhancing players' coordination and speed.
Instruction is provided by the Gwynedd Tennis coaching staff. All levels are welcome.
Players will need racket, water bottle, snack, hat, and sunscreen daily.
Date: June 19-22
Age: Grade 7-9 ( as of September 2017)
Volleyball camp will focus on skill development. Basic technique will be taught and drilled. Instruction is provided by Gwynedd Volleyball coaching staff. This all-girls camp is open to all levels of play.
Date: June 19th - 23rd
Time: 9:00 - 3:00
Grade: 7th and 8th (as of September 2017)
Fee: $650.00 (includes art supplies and snacks)
Spend one week improving your drawing skills and becoming a better painter. Taught by certified teachers and local professional artists, this class is for boys and girls who want to build an art portfolio or for anyone who just loves art! Join us for this 30 hour instructional summer course in our state-of-the-art studio.
Date: June 19-23 and June 26-30, 2017
Grades: 5-8 (as of September 2017)
Times: Morning session for students entering grades 5-6 from 9am to 12pm
Afternoon session for students entering grades 7-8 from 1-4pm
Fee: $225.00 per week/per session
Camp Director: Trish Giangiulio, GMAHS Orchestra Director
Keep your musical progress going through the summer with this fun-filled Gwynedd Mercy Academy Summer Band Program! This new program is open to boys and girls entering grades 5-8 who have previous experience playing either through school or private lessons. Students will have band, sectionals and an introduction to music skills each day. At the end of camp, students will perform a final concert for family and friends!
Dates: June 26-30
*Times: Morning 9:00 - 12:00 (for those students with 1-2 years' experience playing)
Afternoon 1:00 - 4:00 (for those students with 3-5 years' experience playing)
Age: Entering grades 3-8 as of September 2017
Please note -
This camp is for string players with a minimum of 1 year playing. You must be able to read music.
Camp Director: Deirdre Edgell, GMAHS Strings Teacher
String players can advance their skills with this fantastic Summer Strings Camp! Join us for an engaging string camp that reveals the tricks to mastering advanced string-specific techniques, coupled with teaching the craft of small ensemble performance skills. Chamber Orchestra and small Chamber Ensembles will meet daily, both preparing pieces for the Friday camp concert at noon (Friday is a shorter day, allowing for holiday weekend travel). This program is open to boys and girls entering with 1-5 years’ experience playing violin, viola, cello or bass.
This is always a summer favorite! Join us for music lessons taught by instructors from our prestigious Performing Arts program at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School. Lessons are offered to current students, as well as interested students, both boys and girls, in grades 5 through 8 (as of September 2017) who wish to begin or continue vocal or instrumental study over the summer months. This is an excellent opportunity to work with one of our instructors if you are an incoming 8th grader, to continue the progress you have made in the course of the school year, to prepare for college auditions, or simply to sharpen your theory and musicianship skills.
Lessons will be offered in: Voice, Guitar, Violin, Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Drums/Percussion, and Music Theory
Lessons will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning the week of June 19th and concluding the week of August 4th.
Fees: Six 1-hour lessons $360.00
Three 1-hour lessons $180.00
Dates: July 31 - August 3, 2017
Times: Session I 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session II 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This summer, rising seniors will be offered the opportunity to get ahead in the college application process by attending a four-day College Application Camp. Two sessions will be offered to accommodate students’ schedules; each day, the same session will run from 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-4:00pm. By the end of the week, students will complete the Common Application, build an Activities Resume and draft a college essay that will be reviewed by an actual admissions representative. Students will leave the camp feeling accomplished and ready to take on senior year.
Date: June 19th - 23rd
Time: 9:00 - 12:30
Age: Grades 6 - 8 (as of September 2017)
Camp fee: Free
Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, in cooperation with Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, is providing this free camp for middle school girls enrolled in an eligible Montgomery County nonpublic school. Camp Ophelia, founded by Dr. Cheryl Dellasega of Penn State University, teaches girls to learn positive relational skills.
Camp Ophelia offers a safe place for girls to gather and connect in positive ways. Mentors from Gwynedd help to educate girls about relational aggression: what it is, who is involved, and why it might happen. Participants are empowered to build healthy, positive relationships with each other through sound decision making, conflict resolution, communication and other key life skills.
For more information, and to register, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: Tuesdays in late June and July + 1 Sunday for a practice SAT/ACT (see below for tentative schedule)
Age: For rising Juniors and Seniors
Fee: $650, includes textbooks (Contingent upon registration of at least 12 students.)
Tentative Class Schedule
All classes 9:00 am– 12:30 pm
Tuesdays, June 13, 20 and 27 2017; Thursday, July 6, 2017; Tuesdays, July 11 and 18, 2017
SAT or ACT Practice Test: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9:00 am
PSAT Practice Test: Saturday late September /early October (actual date – TBA), 9:00am
The SAT/ACT Math Course will review topics of Arithmetic, Algebra, Probability, Statistics, Data Analysis, Geometry and Trigonometry, as they are usually presented on standardized tests. The SAT/ACT Verbal Course, which also includes essay writing, will focus on test-taking strategies for the reading and grammar sections of standardized tests. As often as possible, students practice on old standardized test questions to familiarize themselves with what might appear on the actual tests.
An information session about this summer SAT course will be offered for interested parents after Easter break.
A Fall Saturday session will also be held, during which a practice PSAT for rising Juniors or SAT/ACT for rising Seniors will be administered. The Fall Saturday session will run from 9am until afternoon, so that the tests can be administered, scored, and reviewed in a single session.