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Summer at SHA

Get ready for a SHAmazing summer!

Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr (SHA) offers five summer camps with top instructors and stimulating curricula to engage and excite campers. With our beautiful campus on the hill in Bryn Mawr as a backdrop, campers will enjoy educational and athletic camps, make friends, and have fun! 

Campers who register for the morning and afternoon sessions in the same week are welcome to enjoy their lunches (brought from home) in our dining room, supervised by SHA staff.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!


FIRST Lego League Camp

Rising grades 4-8, Girls
Session I: June 12-16, 2023
9:00 a.m. - noon

Session II: June 12-16, 2023
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Instructors: Devin Kennedy '24 and Chris Kenney '24 (The Grayson School )
program fee: $325/session

The FIRST Lego League (FLL) Camp will teach the process of building a robot, programming the robot, making and executing a plan for taking on the challenges across the board, and creating a unique and interesting project. Campers will be well prepared to confidently compete against other schools at FLL competitions during the school year. 

Devin Kennedy is a rising senior at The Grayson School in Radnor and has competed in FIRST Lego League for four years. Devin has six years experience coding with Python, is a published Google Play developer, has completed the AP Computer Science course, and has experience coding in HTML, CSS, JS, Java, Kotlin, and C++. Devin is aspiring to study artificial intelligence and applied mathematics in college. 

Chris Kenney ‘24 is a rising senior at The Grayson School and has done Lego Mindstorms Programming at Grayson for six years and has four years of experience coding in Python, and two in HTML. Chris spends free time playing drums and ukulele, and making video games. Chris hopes to develop games professionally upon graduation.

Creative Writing Camp

June 12-16, 2023
9:00 a.m. - noon for Rising Grades 5 & 6, Co-ed

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. for Rising Grades 7-9, Co-ed

Instructor: Jake Noonan
program fee: $250/session

In Creative Writing, campers will embrace their personal writing styles in collaborative and independent settings. Campers will work on exploring the artistic elements of writing while exploring the realm in a personalized manner. The week will begin with a discussion to personalize the week for each camper. From here, campers will practice oral storytelling to recognize and reflect on their voice and style. As the week progresses, students will collaborate on storytelling techniques and offer constructive feedback as peers. By the end of the week, each camper will have fostered an appreciation for the art of writing that is showcased in a personalized story – shown in each camper’s chosen medium. 

Jake Noonan has been teaching in various schools in Pennsylvania as well as for a brief time in South Korea. Having earned a BA in Secondary English Education alongside an MFA in Humanities, Jake’s education centers on critical thinking and socio-cultural discourse. As a teacher, Jake is passionate about class collaboration and deep discussions. With experience designing and teaching various gifted curricula, Jake challenges each student to think critically and fosters a welcoming environment for students of all backgrounds and interests. 


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Field Hockey Camp

Rising grades 3-8, Girls
June 19-23, 2023
9:00 a.m. - noon

Coach: Emma Schwarz, Villanova University Field Hockey player
program fee: $200/session

Learn from current Villanova field hockey player Emma Schwarz '25 in this fast-paced week of skills, drills, and small-game play. The camp will focus on proper skill technique and developing game IQ. At the completion of camp, athletes will have a solid understanding of technique including backhand skills as well as elevated team concepts, preparing them for the fall season. Emma will be assisted by her mother, Chrissy Buckland Schwarz '86, former 90's SHA Field Hockey coach, and her sister, a player at Kennett High School. 

Emma was a starting midfielder/forward as a sophomore at Villanova last fall following a stellar freshman season. The team posted their best record (11-6) in four years including advancing to the second round of the NCAA DI Big East Conference tournament. Emma plays under Villanova University Head Coach Joanie Quinn Milhous, SHA Class of  1987. At Kennett High School, Emma was three-time All-Area First Team honoree. 

SHOOPS Basketball Camp

Rising Grades 6-8, Girls
June 19-23, 2023
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Coach: Zach Shuler, SHA Varsity Basketball Coach
program fee: $200/session

SHOOPS (SHA Hoops) summer camp is for girls entering Grades 6-8 looking improve their FUNdamentals and overall skills in the offseason. Ball handling, passing, shooting, defense, footwork, and game situations will be taught. Alongside Coach Zach Shuler, members of the SHA Varsity Basketball team will lead campers through fundamental drills. Campers will have the opportunity to play in tournament-style games. This perennial-favorite camp is designed for athletes to improve their skills for the next season and have fun playing basketball! 

Coach Shuler has been the SHA Varsity Basketball Coach for 17 years, guiding the Lions to eight district championships. The team advanced to the Elite 8 in the PIAA AA State Tournament in 2023. Coach Shuler has coached three 1000-point scorers and 16 All-Main Line First Team players in his tenure. He was named Main Line Coach of the Year in 2008 after guiding the team to a district title after one win the previous season. Under the guidance of Coach Shuler, the Lions have gone 43-2 in District 2A games over the last six seasons. His emphasis on fun and fundamentals have given his teams the confidence to be successful players on and off the court.

Volleyball Camp

Rising Grades 5-8, Girls
August 7-12
9:00 a.m. - noon

Coach: Holly Brady
program fee: $200/session

Campers of all levels, including beginners, will learn and refine volleyball skills including passing, serving, setting, spiking, blocking, and digging. Attacking skills and defensive strategies will be taught, helping all athletes prepare for the school season. Campers will learn all of the positions and will have countless repetitions to reinforce skills. The camp is designed to elevate players’ games in a fun, supportive environment.

Holly Brady is the SHA JV Volleyball coach and also coaches for the Liberty Belles club. She is an Elementary Special Education teacher in Chester, PA. Brady played volleyball at West Chester East High School prior to attending and playing for Rosemont College, were she graduated in 2021.