Ursuline Academy 2019 Summer Camps


2019 Ursuline Athletics Camps

Ursuline Academy offers a variety of summer athletics camps. These camps are for girls only and are under the direction of our Coaching Staff. All camps emphasize technical and tactical skills, as well as fun games and activities.

Camps are offered for:

  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Strength and Conditioning

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2019 High School Placement Test Prep Course

If you are considering taking the HSPT this fall, let us help! This class is designed to increase your confidence, let you familiarize yourself with the test content, and to teach you test-taking strategies for any incoming 8th grade girl. The course will conclude with each student taking a practice HSPT.

Details and Registration

Dates: Tuesday, July 30 - Thursday, August 1

Time: Tuesday & Wednesday: 1:30 - 3:30, Thursday: 1 - 4

Location: Ursuline Academy

*An additional HSPT prep course will be offered at Ursuline in the fall leading up to the High School Placement Test.


Ursuline 2019 Special Interest Summer Camps

This summer Ursuline is excited to offer a variety of summer camp opportunities for girls entering 1st through 8th grade. Spend your summer having fun and learning new things with UA teachers and student counselors!

Register today for summer fun!

Check out our Special Interest Summer Camp offerings:

    Camps for Girls Entering Grades 1 - 5:

    Future Lions Camp for Rising 1st through 5th Grade Girls

    Celebrate all things Ursuline with a week of fun and engaging programming! Join your Ursuline student counselor for T-shirt tie dying, field day, art projects, science experiments, community service activities and more!

    Date: June 3 - 7

    Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Campers should bring a packed lunch)

    Cost: $130

    This camp is open to girls entering 1st - 5th grade.

    Instructor: Ms. Kara Sheldon


    Ms. Sheldon has been an art teacher at Ursuline for the last five years and LOVES to see what the students create. She also enjoys a variety of activities including cooking, creating ceramic art pieces, taking fun pictures, sledding and hanging out with loved ones. She volunteers in the toddler room at church and has fun getting to know the different kids as they grow in their personalities. Her current favorite food is chicken tikka masala and her favorite animal is her nephew Teddy (especially when he pretends to be a sloth). She looks forward to meeting some new young people during Future Lions Camp this summer.


    Camps for Girls Entering Grades 5 - 8:

    Camp Exploration: Summer Science Camp (June 17 - 21)

    Do you think you want to be a scientist? Maybe you just want to know what causes your sunburn this summer or why you look more like your dad than your mom? What’s so serious about an oil spill and how do we clean one up? Come explore these questions and more with Ursuline science teachers this summer! In this hands-on interactive camp, we will have lots of fun conducting experiments with genetics, plants, the environment, and even a little kitchen chemistry. Don’t miss out on this great chance to learn more about the world around us!

    Date: June 17 -21

    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Cost: $100

    Open to girls entering grades 5 - 8.

    Instructors: Ms. Susan Keller Barhorst '91 and Ms. Hayden Emery Mericle '98


    Susan Barhorst has been a life science teacher at Ursuline for 21 years and is an alum of the Ursuline class of 1991. She currently teaches both Honors Biology and Biology at the freshman level. She loves watching Xavier basketball because she went to Xavier for her Bachelor and Masters degrees. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her son Joey, husband Tom and two dogs, Lucy and Baxter.


    Hayden Mericle has been a life science teacher at Ursuline for six years and is an alum of the Ursuline class of 1998. She currently teaches Anatomy and Physiology classes to Juniors and Seniors. Before Ursuline, she was an environmental scientist who studied stream pollution and endangered bats! She lives on a small farm with her husband and son and loves hiking, traveling and showing her two-year-old the wonders of nature.

    Step into STEM Camp (July 15 - 19)

    What does an engineer REALLY do? How easy is it to solve a crime as a forensic scientist? What makes a bridge strong? All of these questions and more are ones that can be answered by coming to the Step Into STEM camp! This camp will discuss 5 different areas of the STEM field and you'll get to do projects as if you had a career in that specialty of STEM each day. You won't want to miss out on this week full of fun, exploration, and (of course) STEM!

    Date: July 15 - 19

    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Cost: $100

    Open to girls entering grades 5 - 8.

    Instructor: Ms. Olivia Core '19


    Olivia Core is a member of Ursuline's Class of 2019 and is beyond excited to be helping out at UA in this way. She is a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient where she created a camp similar to the one being offered this summer. In addition to Girl Scouts, Olivia leads Harmony (a diversity and inclusion student initiative), is an active Exec. board member of the teen chapter of Jack and Jill’s Cincinnati chapter, volunteers for Big Sisters, and is a homeroom representative in student council. Olivia is still undecided about where she will be attending college in the fall, but she is leaning toward either Vanderbilt University or The Ohio State University. She is planning on majoring in biomedical engineering on a pre-med track.

    Camps for Girls Entering Grades 6 - 8:

    Taste of France: French Cooking and Language Camp (June 3 - 7) - THIS WEEK FULL - SECOND WEEK ADDED!


    The Taste of France Camp for the week of June 3-7 has reached its maximum capacity. A second week has been added the week of June 24-28.

    If your daughter would like to be added to a waiting list for the June 3-7 camp in case one of the registered campers has a change of plans or in case the instructor is able to offer another week of the camp, please contact Ashley Higgins at ahiggins@ursulineacademy.org. Names will be added to the waitlist on a first come, first served basis. Merci!


    Come explore some of the most famous dishes from France! Each day, campers will make one traditional French dish based on Madame Tardivon’s own family recipes: Madeleines, quiche, mousse, crêpes, and more. Campers will make the recipe alongside Madame Tardivon and then taste their culinary creation. Campers will learn a little bit about the traditions and history behind each dish. Campers will also be introduced to cooking terms and ingredients in French, as well as some basic French phrases. At the end of each day, campers will go home with a copy of Madame Tardivon’s family recipe to make at home.

    Date: June 3 - 7

    Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

    Cost: $100

    This camp is open to girls entering grades 6 - 8.

    Students enrolled in the Taste of France camp who also plan to enroll in the Experimenting with Paint camp June 3 - 7 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat in Ursuline's cafeteria between the two camps.

    Instructor: Madame Sarah Tardivon


    Sarah Tardivon is a French teacher at Ursuline Academy and is the coordinator for Ursuline’s French Exchange Program with a school in Reims, France. Sarah lived in Strasbourg, France, for two years with her husband and fell in love with open-air markets and French cooking. One of the first gifts from her French in-laws was a cookbook! Sarah and her husband love to include their four children in the kitchen and share with them the wonderful world of French cooking.

    Experimenting with Paint Art Camp (June 3-7) - CAMP FULL

    Whether it’s poured, sprayed, splattered, printed, or applied with a brush, campers will get the opportunity to explore the many ways an artist uses paint within their art! We’ll use acrylics, watercolors, and other mixed media to experience a variety of techniques. Each camper will create multiple finished pieces of art before the end of the week. If you like to get messy and try new things in art, this camp is for you!

    Date: June 3 - 7

    Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Cost: $100

    This camp is open to girls entering grades 6 - 8.

    Students enrolled in the Experimenting with Paint camp who also plan to enroll in the Taste of France camp June 3 - 7 from 9:30 - 11:30am are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat in Ursuline's cafeteria between the two camps.

    Instructor: Ms. Jeanine Boutiere '01


    Jeanine Boutiere graduated from Ursuline in 2001 and has taught art there for 11 years. She was a printmaking and graphic design major in college and loves to share the magic of multiples that the discipline of printmaking allows. She has also served as an adjunct professor of Secondary Art Education at Xavier University and loves to travel. She looks forward to sharing her passion for printing with you!

    Creative Writing Camp (June 10 - 14)

    Do you like to write? Do you like to have fun? This camp will combine both. Campers will write, share, and sometimes perform stories, poems, memories, speeches, and even a play.

    Date: June 10 - 14

    Time: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Cost: $100

    This camp is open to girls entering grades 6 - 8.

    Students enrolled in the Creative Writing camp who also plan to enroll in the Theatre camp June 10 - 14 from 12:30 - 3:00 pm are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat in Ursuline's cafeteria between the two camps.


    Instructor: Dr. Ann Hinkle


    Annie Hinkle is an English teacher at Ursuline and the author of Composition Studies, a chapbook of poems. Why did she grow up to be a poet? She wrote a haiku about daisies in 4th grade, a poem about blueberries in 5th grade, and a story about a train in 6th grade! She had so much fun that she just had to keep writing.

    Theatre Camp (June 10 - 14)

    Come and experience theatre at Ursuline! Ursuline’s theatre camp will focus on acting, movement, improvisation and literary adaptation. Campers will work to develop these skills while rehearsing and presenting a public performance at the end of the session.

    This camp is open to girls entering grades 6 - 8.

    Date: June 10 - 14

    Time: 12:30 - 3:00 pm

    Cost: $100

    Students enrolled in the Theatre camp who also plan to enroll in the Creative Writing camp June 10 - 14 from 9:00 - 11:30 am are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat in Ursuline's cafeteria between the two camps.

    Instructor: Ms. Alecia Kellet Lewkowich '97

    Ms. Lewkowich has a B.A in Theatre from the University of Dayton and a M.A in Theatre Directing from Roosevelt University. She has been directing for 16 years, is the program director for Cappies of Greater Cincinnati, and is a member of the science faculty and theatre director at Ursuline.


    Taste of France: French Cooking and Language (June 24-28)

    This second week of the Taste of France camp has recently been added due to popular demand! This will be the same curriculum as the first week of the camp offered June 3-7.

    Come explore some of the most famous dishes from France! Each day, campers will make one traditional French dish based on Madame Tardivon’s own family recipes: Madeleines, quiche, mousse, crêpes, and more. Campers will make the recipe alongside Madame Tardivon and then taste their culinary creation. Campers will learn a little bit about the traditions and history behind each dish. Campers will also be introduced to cooking terms and ingredients in French, as well as some basic French phrases. At the end of each day, campers will go home with a copy of Madame Tardivon’s family recipe to make at home.

    Date: June 24-28

    Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

    Cost: $100

    This camp is open to girls entering grades 6 - 8.

    Students enrolled in the Taste of France camp who also plan to enroll in the Experimenting with Paint camp June 3 - 7 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat in Ursuline's cafeteria between the two camps.

    Instructor: Madame Sarah Tardivon


    Sarah Tardivon is a French teacher at Ursuline Academy and is the coordinator for Ursuline’s French Exchange Program with a school in Reims, France. Sarah lived in Strasbourg, France, for two years with her husband and fell in love with open-air markets and French cooking. One of the first gifts from her French in-laws was a cookbook! Sarah and her husband love to include their four children in the kitchen and share with them the wonderful world of French cooking.

    If you have any questions about summer at Ursuline, please contact Ashley Enyeart Higgins '09, Director of Admissions, at ahiggins@ursulineacademy.org