From technology to global citizenship to sports and more sports, once again it is a busy summer on the St. Mark's campus.
Through all of July and into August, St. Mark's is hosting an iD Tech camp for both day students and boarders. Kids participating learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, model 3D characters, build websites, print 3D models, and more, with tech-savvy instructors teaching small groups of students.
From July 8 through July 14, St. Mark's will present the 5th annual Global Citizenship Institute (GCI). An innovative collaboration between the School and the renowned Salzburg Global Seminar program in Austria, the GCI is structured to help educate and support faculty and high school students from both U.S. and international schools as they learn ways to become engaged global citizens actively working to solve problems of both global and local significance. Participants attend workshops and lectures throughout the week and also enjoy afternoon and evening social activities with their peers.
The St. Mark's campus will also feature a broad range of athletic opportunities. Top Gun Boys' Lacrosse, the NIKE/Bill Pilat lacrosse goalie camp, ASA Hoops/NIKE basketball, soccer instruction from the Boston Bolts through the FC Bolts program, and a variety of other lacrosse and soccer camps are being offered. Significantly, St. Mark's football coaches, led by SM head coach Chris Young, will once again be offering the SM Football Camp, July 23-26. This is an instructional clinic aimed at teaching fundamental techniques to players entering 7th–9th grade. Participants will receive individualized skill instruction and will also have opportunities to drill full speed game scenarios and build conditioning for their upcoming season.
Finally, in August, the National SEED Project New Leaders Week, a program for adults, engages teachers, parents, community leaders and other professionals to create gender fair, multiculturally equitable, socio-economically aware, and globally informed education, communities and workplaces. The New Leaders Week is a peer-led, residential workshop for approximately 50 - 60 adults.
Lori Karlsson, St. Mark's Director of Auxiliary Programs, manages this summer schedule, ably abetted by her Assistant Director, SM alumna Emily Michaelson '13.