Summer Camps & Courses

Make the most of your summer. 
 
Pursue your passion. Prepare for your future. 
 
Whether it is during the school year or sometime in July or August, we're committed to helping young man develop into leaders as they chase their goals. 
 

All camps are open to young men who are entering grades six through nine in the fall of 2021. Look below for more information on each camp! 

 

Please join us for one of our many summertime opportunities at Xavier. 

 
Each one of our athletic camps is designed to not only help the individual camper develop their skills in their respective sport, but to help them grow as a young men. Our coaches are committed to helping campers take the next step in all areas. 
 
Baseball (July 19-23, 9 a.m.-noon) 
Cost: $175
This camp is designed for players who would like to improve their skills in all the fundamental areas of baseball. Instruction on hitting, fielding and throwing will be emphasized. 
 
Fundamental Football (July 26-29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.) 
Cost: $325 
This camp is designed to improve the basic skills and fundamental techniques of football and teach the fundamentals of the game. Each camp member will have the opportunity to learn how to play the different positions in the game of football.
 
Rowing (July 19-23, 9 a.m.-noon)  
Cost: $175
This camp is intended to introduce and strengthen the rowing skills of athletes of all abilities. The first two days will focus on the fundamentals of technique as well as strength and conditioning indoors on the ergometers, while the remainder of the camp will be spent outdoors on the Connecticut River. Eight-person boats will be stacked based on ability for part of the camp, but mixed to allow for close racing towards the end of camp. 
 
Soccer (July 12-16, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.) 
Cost: $175
This camp is designed to develop the tactical and technical abilities of each player, taking into consideration their individual skill levels. The camp is open to student athletes of all abilities and is a great opportunity to further develop fundamentals and advanced skills. 
 
Strength and Conditioning (July 26-30, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.) 
Cost: $175
This camp is designed to learn weight lifting exercises and how to setup your own work out program as well as improve speed, agility, balance, coordination, and flexibility. Human anatomy and nutrition will also be discussed. 
 
Volleyball (July 12-16, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.) 
Cost: $175 
This camp is designed to teach and improve upon the fundamentals and basic skills of volleyball. Players at all skill levels (including beginners) are welcome. The camp will include time working on individual skills, including passing, setting, serving and attacking, as well as small group and 6-on-6 team play. 
 
Want a taste of everything you can find at Xavier?
This is the camp for you. 
Our unique Expedition: Xavier camp offers a wide variety of programs. In past years, we've focused on robotics, archeology, photography, debate and so much more. Sign-up early! Space is limited and this camp fills up quickly!
The camp costs $300.   
 
Over the last decade, our Robotics team has emerged as one of the best in the state. Want to know why? 
Give our Robotics Camp a try! 
At our camp, you will learn about robotics design and programming. Space is limited. 
The camp costs $300. 
 
Incoming Freshman Courses 
June 28-July 16 (July 5th, no classes) 
Cost: $250 
 
Reading Skills (required for some; see acceptance letter) 
This course is designed to introduce incoming freshman to study skills that will help them succeed at Xavier. After discussing organizational skills, time management, and test-taking strategies, students will then use their summer reading text as as a vehicle for sharpening reading and note-taking skills.The skills introduced over this summer course will be reinforced throughout the school. Time: Period 1, 8:15 a.m.-10 a.m.; Period 2, 10:15 a.m.-noon 
 
Math Skills (required for some; see acceptance letter) 
This course is designed to review topics, including operations with fractions, order of operations, variables and algebraic expressions, and solving equations. At the end of the course, students will take an assessment test which aid in recommending final placement for the freshman year. Time: Period 1, 8:15 a.m.-10 a.m.; Period 2, 10:15 a.m.-noon
 
English Grammar (open enrollment) 
English Grammar provides a review of the parts of speech, the parts of the sentence, and phrases and clauses. It will also touch upon those grammatical errors that are most commonly found on the PSAT and SAT tests. Time: 10:15 a.m.-noon 
 
Topics in Algebra (open enrollment) 
This course will introduce students to the material covered in their freshman algebra course. T he topics introduced include simplifying expressions, solving several types of equations, multiplying polynomials, applying exponent rules, simplifying radicals, and solving word problems. Students will also be introduced to features of the TI-83 and graphing calculator. 
Time: 8:15 a.m.-10 a.m. 
 

Honors Algebra I Review (required for some; see below) 

Students who currently are enrolled in a rigorous full-year Algebra course and wish to place out of Algebra I must take the Algebra I placement exam (administered on June 5, 2021) to earn acceptance into this class. Based on the results of the placement exam this course may be required for students in order to take Geometry in the freshman year.

Students will review the following topics: order of operations, operations on polynomials, factoring, radicals, rational expression, linear equations, systems of equations, and word problems. This course concludes with an Algebra I final exam, which determines placement in math for the student’s freshman year.

Time: 8:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. 

 

Language Review 

Students currently enrolled in a rigorous, full-year foreign language course who wish to place out of the first year of that language must take the French I, Latin I or Spanish I placement exam (administered on June 5, 2021) in order to be placed into the second year of the language. Based on results of the placement exam, students may be required to take a review of the class in order to begin the second year of a language in their freshman year. 

 

Honors French I Review 

This intensive program is designed for incoming freshmen who have taken the French Placement Exam with the intention of beginning in French II in the fall. Students will be led through a thorough review of the fundamentals from French I, including regular and irregular verbs in the present tense, the passe compose, relexive verbs, the imperative and the use of adjectives and articles. Speaking and listening proficiency will also be encourage and emphasized to prepare students for an increased level of target language instruction. 

Time: 8:15 a.m.-10 a.m. 

 

Honors Latin I Review 

This program is designed for incoming freshmen who will have taken the Latin Placement Exam with the intention of advancing to Latin II in the fall. Students will review the fundamentals of Latin as covered in Latin I: forms, grammar, vocabulary and translation. This course will conclude with an exam to ensure proper placement. 

Time: 8:15 a.m.-10 a.m. 

 

Honors Spanish I Review 

This intensive program is designed for incoming freshman who have taken the Spanish Placement Exam with the intention of beginning in Spanish II in the fall. Students will be led through a thorough review of the fundamentals from Spanish I, including regular and irregular verbs in the present tense, the differences between ser and estar, object pronouns, stem-changing verbs, the preterit tense, and the use of adjectives and articles. Speaking and listening proficiency will also be encouraged and emphasized to prepare students for an increased level of target language instruction. 

Time: 8:15 a.m.-10 a.m. 

 
 
Incoming Freshman Courses 
August 16-August 20 
Cost: $125 
 
Introduction to Spanish I (open enrollment)

This course is designed to introduce, review, and reinforce the grammatical concepts that form the foundation for successful study of Spanish. These topics include the use of subject pronouns, the conjugation of regular and high frequency irregular verbs in the present tense, and noun/adjective agreement. Students will be presented with vocabulary words and expressions with a proficiency-oriented approach that focuses on communication and comprehension. 

Time: 8:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. 

 

Introduction to Honors Physics (open to those accepted into the Honors Program for Science) 

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of physics with a focus on motion, metric measurements, their dimensional units, scientific notation, and the equations of motion as developed by Galileo. Concurrent with the theory will be lab demonstrations and experiments to illustrate the use of the equations and to compare theory with observation. Newton’s three laws of motion also will be explored and used to illustrate the cause and effect of motion.

Time: 8:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.