Summer At SLU – Week 1

Summer At SLU 2013 kicked-off on Sunday with the Men’s Elite Basketball Camp and continued this week with the start of the Campus Recreation Summer Youth Program and the Gardens to Tables Culinary Camp.

As campers began to fill the campus this week – new excitement could be felt! As such, the Summer At SLU team hit campus for photo and video opportunities in addition to taking time to get to know some of the campers and faculty and staff. Throughout the summer, videos and photos will be posted to our Facebook page, so even if you can’t make it to campus you can still experience Summer At SLU!

Looking ahead to the rest of this week, we will be following campers to the City Museum, watching them create a fashion show and helping Athletics launch the first of many volleyball camps throughout the summer. Summer At SLU has just begun and we can’t wait to share our best summer yet!


Gardens to Tables Culinary Camp

Share Your Summer At SLU!

We want to see the photos of your best summer yet!


1. Snap a photo of yourself or a friend having the best SUMMER AT SLU yet.

2. Share your picture with us:

Email your photo to
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Upload to Instagram, tag @SLU_Official and add the hashtag #summeratSLU
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Upload to the Summer At SLU Facebook page.

3. Check out all the fun Summer At SLU pics and see if yours is chosen to win!


We’ll pick one winner from each of these categories in June and July:

Conferences + Events

Winners will be awarded a $25 gift certificate to the Saint Louis University bookstore.

In August, we’ll choose the best photo of the summer and that winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to the SLU bookstore. Everyone who submits a photo will be eligible to win, including those who won in June and July.

Good luck and have a SLU kind of summer!


  • Contest begins June 2 and ends Aug. 16, 2013.
  • We must be able to see your Instagram photos (images from private accounts won’t be visible).


By entering this contest, you grant Saint Louis University a royalty-free worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, publish, display, distribute, reproduce, edit, adapt and create derivative works of the submitted photograph, in whole or in part, in any media now known or hereafter discovered, including use on websites, in publications and for promotional purposes, without compensation or prior notice to the participant, his or her successors or assigns, or any other entity. ENTERING A SUBMISSION IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES PARTICIPANT’S IRREVOCABLE ASSIGNMENT, CONVEYANCE, AND TRANSFERENCE TO SPONSOR OF THE FOREGOING RIGHTS.


More Programming on Tap for ‘Summer at SLU’

Summer at SLU, Saint Louis University’s new summertime community outreach initiative, continues to pack the summer months with plenty of camps and courses. The latest offering includes the Grand Arts Camp.

Craft Alliance and Saint Louis University are partnering to offer this camp to high school students from June 22 to Aug. 2. The full-day, two-week urban-themed visual arts camp will give students the opportunity to work in six different mediums (clay, metal, fiber, drawing, painting and printmaking) in both Craft Alliance Grand Center and SLU studios.

Enhanced by museum visits, an architectural tour and exposure to music and theater in the Grand Center Arts District, the experience will culminate with a student exhibition at Saint Louis University Museum of Art.

“This camp is a great opportunity for artistic students to immerse themselves in the art world,” said Troy Turnipseed, director of Summer at SLU. “SLU’s Midtown location and proximity to the Grand Arts District is perfect for this collaboration with Craft Alliance.”

Troy Turnipseed, Director, Summer at SLU

Summer at SLU also includes camps and programs that were held on SLU’s campus during previous summers, such as the Gardens to Tables Culinary Camp. This program offers eight sessions for students from kindergarten through high school throughout the summer. It engages students in gardening, cooking and hands-on nutritional activities, with a different type of cuisine featured each week. Campers prepare a variety of meals and work with the professional chefs, registered dietitians and master gardeners to learn principles of good nutrition, gardening and a healthy lifestyle.

In addition to the 40 camps being offered at SLU this summer, advanced high school students and college students from any university can choose from more than 600 college-credit courses, in both traditional and online formats.

Turnipseed added that SLU isn’t just a place for college students in the summer.

“By spending their summer at SLU through a camp or a course, students of all ages become engaged with Saint Louis University, the culture and the excitement of a college campus.”

Click here for more information on Summer at SLU’s camps, college-credit courses and conferences.

Have An Artistic Summer

Summer At SLU is just 61 days away, and the new Grand Arts Camp is just 124 days away!

Made possible by the partnership between Craft Alliance and Saint Louis University, this urban-themed visual arts camp will give high school students with a strong interest in the arts the opportunity to work in six different mediums (clay, metal, fiber, drawing, painting and printmaking) in both Craft Alliance Grand Center and Saint Louis University studios.

This full-day, two-week immersion program is enhanced by museum visits, an architectural tour and exposure to music and theater in the Grand Center Arts District. By experiencing the arts using all senses, students will be encouraged to create work in the studios that develops their art-making skills and explores the overall urban arts theme. Culminating with the students’ exhibition at Saint Louis University Museum of Art, students will learn what it takes to prepare for a gallery showing while having their best summer yet!

Registration is now open.

Have An Active Summer!

Looking to be ACTIVE this summer?! Check-out the following active summer opportunities for students entering grades 1-12:

Campus Recreation Summer Youth Program (Jun 3 – Aug 2)
Students Entering Grades 1-7
Men’s Basketball Camp (Jun 10-13 & Jun 24-27)
Students Entering Grades 1-12
Men’s Elite Basketball Camp (Jun 2)
Boys Entering Grades 9-12
Men’s Basketball Team Shootout (Jun 22 & 29)
Junior Varsity and Varsity Boys’ Teams
Billiken Soccer Day Camp (Jun 10-14)
Students Entering Grades 3-9
Billiken Elite Soccer Camp (Jun 15-18)
Boys Entering Grades 7-12
Billiken Team Soccer Camp (Jul 19-21)
Boys Entering Grades 9-12
Little Bills – Introduction to Volleyball (Jun 6-7)
Students Entering Grades 1-5
Volleyball Multiday Camp (Jul 11 & 17)
Students Entering Grades 4-12
Volleyball One-Day Camp (Jul 18)
Students Entering Grades 6-12

More information and programs can be found at Make your plans now – Summer At SLU is just 108 days away!

Summer At SLU Taking Over St. Louis!

Summer At SLU is all over town!

December 2012 marked the commencement of an integrated advertising and marketing campaign for Summer At SLU, including radio spots, print ads, direct mail pieces, outdoor billboards, bus wraps and social media. In addition, a comprehensive new website was built to be a home for information about on-campus summer programs, courses, conferences, and event space. It also features a guide to Midtown’s restaurants, theatres and some of St. Louis’s unique attractions. Since its launch, the site has been visited nearly 2,000 times.

Outlining all of the summer opportunities at SLU, a comprehensive Summer At SLU catalog will be distributed and housed on the website in March 2013. The catalog will detail all the initiatives mentioned above and include information about Saint Louis University, the city of St. Louis and student life at SLU.

If you’d like to be included on the mailing list for the catalog, please email

70 Degrees in January?!

It’s Monday, January 28 and it’s currently 64 degrees in St. Louis. That can mean only one thing – summer is just 126 days away!

Still not sure, which one of our camps you want to check out this summer? How about the Sports Business Summer Academy?

Saint Louis University’s Sports Business Summer Academy at the John Cook School of Business is a special program developed to introduce rising high school juniors and seniors to the business of sports. During the four day program, students are introduced to basic business concepts related to sports through presentations by faculty and industry professionals.

Engaging in this new material, students work in teams to develop solutions to real-life sports business scenarios inspired by the experiences of area industry professionals. On the final day of the Academy, teams compete for prizes and present their final projects to a panel of judges. Awards are then given to participants at the closing luncheon, to which families are encouraged to attend.

Check-out the new and improved site, and register today! The Academy runs July 16-20.

Welcome to Summer At SLU!

What kind of summer do you want to have? Have a SLU kind of summer!

Summer At SLU is just 138 days away.

We offer more than 30 programs for grade school students, more than 40 programs for high school students and nearly 150 college credit courses, in addition to hosting many conferences and events.

Not sure what you want to do with your summer? Check out our new Website to learn about all the options we offer. From testing your gourmet skills in Garden-to-Table Culinary Camp to learning about how to be ‘green’ through the Engineering and Aviation Summer Academy, there’s bound to be something that sparks your interest and leads to your best summer yet!

Also make sure you check out our Summer At SLU Facebook page for up-to-date information on fantastic summer programs and cool give-aways!

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