Summer Athletic Camps


The Saints Athletic Department offers a variety of athletic camps during the summer for kids of all ages.  These camps are open to  St. Peter students as well as their friends from the community. St. Peter's experienced group of coaches instruct and challenge children to take their skills to the next level.  They look forward to providing quality opportunities and experience for children to learn and improve in these different sports in a Christian setting.

Summer 2017 Camp Registration Form

It is well known that the summer offers one of the best times for individuals to improve their skills and prepare for the next level.  The goal of the St. Peter summer camps is to provide quality instruction and information that participants can take with them and continue to work out on their own.  Whether you are preparing for your next sports season at school, park district, or travel program, St. Peter athletic camps facilitate a great way to get ready.  Our camps are also a great way to stay active over the summer and meet some new people!

Along with providing opportunities for participants to enhance their physical skills, St. Peter athletic camps offer the chance to grow in fellowship and faith.   Our core athletic objectives are highlighted in our summer programming where sports are used as the platform to help participants relate to each other and grow in their relationship with their Savior.

To help student-athletes grow in their relationship with Christ while teaching them to accept responsibility, serve the need of the team, and demonstrate respect in a Christ-like manner. (Ephesians 3:17-19)

To allow student-athletes to use their physical gifts in sport to God’s glory while encouraging lifelong wellness and proper social interaction. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

Since 2013, over 550+ campers have enjoyed St. Peter Athletic Camps!

Our Instructors…

Basketball Camp will be led by the following head instructors accompanied by other fantastic members of our coaching staff and basketball alumni.  Zach Bickel (St. Peter Director of Athletics & Basketball Coach) / Corinne Ginder(St. Peter Alumna) – Current St. Peter Coach, IHSA Hall of Fame Inductee, Hersey High School & Illinois State standout / Matt Huonder is the current St. Peter Boys Varsity basketball coach and 3rd grade teacher.  He is a former Minnesota high school basketball coach and in his first two years at St. Peter has led his teams to LSA State and LBAA National Tournament qualifications. 

Volleyball Camp will be led by Mary Staehlin and Steven Kay.  Coach Staehlin is a preschool teacher at St. Peter and has coached Volleyball for many years in the Saints program. Currently she serves as our 6th grade co-ed coach and has also coached club volleyball.  Coach Kay is the current head 7/8 Boys coach at St. Peter and led the Saints to a LSA State Title in 2015 and runner-up finish in 2016!  He also has experience coaching club volleyball and doing individual training.  Various other members of our coaching staff will also help at camp. 

St. Peter Athletic Running Club(SPARC) will be led by St. Peter cross country coach and endurance athlete, Jeff Rodgers.  Coach Rodgers led the Saints to LSA State & Lutheran National Championships in 2013 and followed that up with a 2nd place finish at Nationals in 2014.  This past fall, Coach Rodgers led the girls team to the school’s first LSA state championship!

Cheerleading Camp  will be led by current Saints Varsity Cheerleading coach, Chelsea Masterson.  Chelsea is a St. Peter alumna and teacher.  She participated in cheer through high school and has experience coaching multiple levels including leading our Jr. Cheers Program during basketball season. 

Our Facilities…

St. Peter Lutheran Church and School is located at 111 W. Olive St. in Arlington Heights, IL.   We have two gymnasiums that are accessible at the southeast part of the building.  Our larger gym, the Martin Activity Center, is air conditioned and both gyms are used for basketball and volleyball.  NEW this year, we have two height adjustable basketball hoops to utilize when teaching our younger basketball participants.  SPARC will utilize the field on the south side of our property where we host cross country meets on our course in the fall.  Coach Rodgers will also train SPARC athletes at area parks and forest preserves. 

All participants will receive a camp t-shirt and the opportunity to receive group and individual training from our staff.  The camp registration deadline is Tuesday, May 30th.   

Summer 2018 Athletic Camp Dates

June 4-8
Grades 1-2 Basketball / 3:15 - 4:45
Grades 7-8 Basketball / 5:00 - 6:30

June 11-15
Grades 6-8 Basketball Shooting Camp / 10:00 - 11:00 am
Grades 3-4 Basketball / 3:15 - 4:45 
Grades 5-6 Basketball / 5:00 - 6:30

June 18-22
Grades 5-6 Volleyball /3:00 - 4:30
Grades 7-8 Volleyball / 4:45 - 6:15 

June 19 - August 9
SPARC Running Club
Every Tuesday and Thursday/ 7:00 - 8:00 PM

August 13 - August 17 (Tentative)
Grades 5-8 Cheerleading / 3:00 - 5:00