Camp Francis

The Camp Francis summer program is meant to support the mission of the Catholic Community of Saint Francis of Assisi and the Community Life ministries within our parish community.  We promise to inspire growth opportunities, offer support, encourage participation, and safeguard the environment as we build our summer family.  We enable our community to renew the spirit within, maintain the physical body, and grow the mind as we enjoy the quality recreational, educational and spiritual activities within our exceptional facilities and grounds. We welcome with joy all those young people who come to us and invite them into the life of our summer community. 

With Peace and Love,
Ashley Watson
Coordinator of Community Programs

3rd Grade Camps

Before Care

Instructor: Camp Francis Explorers Staff/Camp Francis Staff
Price: $25

Early Child Care for Camp Francis Explorers as well as all other Camp Francis campers before Morning Camp Session.  Campers will be dropped to the Gym for Before Care by their parents and then Camp Francis staff will get them to their morning camp.

Sessions:  

BCC 060801                                         
Dates: June 8-June 12, 2020
Hours: 8am-9am 

BCC 061502                                         
Dates: June 15- June 19, 2020
Hours: 8am-9am 

BCC 062203                                         
Dates: June 22-June 26, 2020
Hours: 8am-9am 

BCC 070604                                         
Dates: July 6-July 10, 2020
Hours: 8am-9am 

BCC 071305                                         
Dates: July 13-July 17, 2020
Hours: 8am-9am 

BCC 072006                                         
Dates: July 20-July 24, 2020
Hours: 8am-9am 

After Care

Instructor: Camp Francis Explorers Staff/Camp Francis Staff
Price: $25

Late Child Care for Camp Francis Explorers as well as all other Camp Francis campers after Afternoon Camp Session.  Campers will be picked up by Camp Francis Staff and brought to the Gym to be picked up by their parents by 5pm.

Sessions:  

ACC 060801                                         
Dates: June 8-June 12, 2020
Hours: 4pm-5pm 

ACC 061502                                         
Dates: June 15- June 19, 2020
Hours: 4pm-5pm

ACC 062203                                         
Dates: June 22-June 26, 2020
Hours: 4pm-5pm

ACC 070604                                         
Dates: July 6-July 10, 2020
Hours: 4pm-5pm

ACC 071305                                         
Dates: July 13-July 17, 2020
Hours: 4pm-5pm

ACC 072006                                         
Dates: July 20-July 24, 2020
Hours: 4pm-5pm

Camp Francis Explorers

Instructor: Camp Francis Explorers Staff/Camp Francis Staff
Min/Max Enrollment: 9/42
Price
: $140

Campers will have the opportunity in this play based camp to dabble in different activities including: LEGO, Arts and Crafts,  Sports, Recreational & Board Games and many other fun opportunities around campus. Campers will have the opportunities for both indoor and outdoor activities over the course of the week.  All campers will be provided both a morning and an afternoon snack daily, but should bring their own lunch each day.

Sessions: 
EXP
 060801F                                         
Dates: June 8-June 12, 2020
Hours: 9am-4pm 
Grades- 1st-5th

EXP 061502F                                         
Dates: June 15- June 19, 2020
Hours: 9am-4pm
Grades- 1st-5th

EXP 062203F                                         
Dates: June 22-June 26, 2020
Hours: 9am-4pm
Grades- 1st-5th 

EXP 070604F                                         
Dates: July 6-July 10, 2020
Hours: 9am-4pm
Grades- 1st-5th

EXP 071305F                                          
Dates: July 13-July 17, 2020
Hours: 9am-4pm
Grades- 1st-5th

EXP 072006F                                          
Dates: July 20-July 24, 2020
Hours: 9am-4pm
Grades- 1st-5th

Amazing Athletes

Instructor: Caroline Jerger, Amazing Athletes (https://amazingathletes.com/raleigh/programs/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 5/14
Price: $130

Amazing Athletes is an action packed educational sports program that teaches 10 different sports, the importance of nutrition, as well as an introduction to the muscles that help us move!  Your child will learn the basics of volleyball, basketball, tennis, soccer, hockey, football, baseball, golf, lacrosse, and track and field.   We’ll also practice motor and life skills all while learning teamwork and sportsmanship.

Sessions:

ATH 071303A
July 13-July 17, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: K-3rd

 

American Girl

Instructor: Maureen Cesari, TFS Art Teacher & Art Instructor (http://www.carpetbagart.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 10/20
Price: $170

Join us for a week of adventures for you and your favorite doll!  Visit our coffee house and learn how to make pint sized drinks and confections for your dolls and yourselves.  Set up a tea party complete with fine china and lace tablecloths.  Spend the afternoon under the stars in our indoor camp-out, creating a sleeping bag for your doll and teaching her how to make s’mores! Create crafts, construction confections and learn valuable lessons about friendship and girl power.

Sessions:
ENR 062209P

June 22-June 26, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 1st-5th

Basketball (1-3)

Instructor: Triple Threat Basketball
Min/Max Enrollment: 20/100
Price: $130

New drills and games that will help make you the best player you can be! Learn how to become a better passer, dribbler and shooter. In addition we will be playing 1v.1 and 5v.5 games. Camp favorites such as Hot Shot, Knock Out, Sideline Basketball and the Camper vs. Counselor Game

Sessions:

ATH 062202P
June 22-June 26, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 1st-3rd

ATH 072004A
July 20-July 24, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 1st-3rd 

Camp Chill: Mindfulness Matters

Instructor: Jessica Kelly, Signs of Learning & Mindfulness Instructor (http://www.signsoflearning.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 5/10
Price: $140

Participants will be introduced to mindfulness in an uplifting, positive and calming atmosphere and will learn how to be in the present moment and get the most out of life!  We will practice yoga, read books, and play games to help teach concepts and keep the experience fun and engaging. There will be short times of stillness and silence to give them the opportunity to check in with their bodies, engage their senses, and notice what’s happening around them.  We will talk about the brain in an age-appropriate way so they can have a better understanding of what’s going on in their bodies, promoting a richer awareness. Topics will include mindful bodies/body awareness, mindful listening, mindful breathing, mindful movement, mindful eating, kindness, and gratitude.  Handouts will be sent home.

Sessions:

ENR 061502A
June 15– June 19, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 3rd-5th 

Candy Chemistry (1-3)

Instructor: Raleigh Tutoring (http://raleightutoring.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $195

Candy rocks! In this fun and educational camp, children will make candy to learn skills such as mixing, measuring, and sharing. They’ll use their language, art and design skills to come up with creative names for these candies as well as illustrated “stories” to go along with them. On the last day of camp, parents will be invited to a “tea party” featuring a candy-based menu dreamed up—and drawn—by campers. Everyone will leave with their own candy concoctions as well as a sampler featuring the candies of other campers.

Sessions:
ENR 062204A

June 22-June 26, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 1st-3rd

Chess

Instructor: Triangle Chess (http://trianglechess.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $200

Students will learn chess fundamentals and strategies that enhance learning skills and critical thinking.  We will build confidence and have a tournament at the end of the week.  Novice students and experienced players are encouraged to sign up as we will have two levels.

Sessions:
ENR 072020A
July 20– July 24, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 2nd-8th 

Exploring Aerospace Engineering

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $185

Discover the exciting world of aerospace engineering! Design parachutes, launch water bottle rockets, and learn about Newton and his laws of motion. Explore the forces of lift, weight, thrust, and drag. Learn how airplanes work and design your very own kite. If you like activities that zoom and fly, this class is for you!

Sessions:
SCI 072011A
July 20– July 24, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 2nd-4th

 

Exploring Chemistry

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $185

Discover the exciting world of chemistry and chemical engineering! Experiment with acids and bases and learn how to make a pH indicator out of household ingredients. Make invisible ink, create bubbles, and explore the amazing properties of polymers. Learn how to identify chemicals and use the power of science to investigate a crime scene and find the culprit. If you like things that fizz and mixing up colorful concoctions, this class is for you!

Sessions:
SCI 072014P
July 20-July 24, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 2nd-4th

Exploring Civil Engineering

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $185

Discover the exciting world of civil engineering! Design and construct towers, bridges, and cantilevers. Explore the forces of tension, compression, torsion, bending, and shear. Learn which shapes are the strongest and how to survive an earthquake. If you like to build, this class is for you!

Sessions:
SCI 071308A
July 13– July 17, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 2nd-4th

Exploring Electrical Engineering

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $185

Discover the exciting world of electrical engineering! Experiment with static electricity, create electromagnets, and build your own batteries. Explore insulators and conductors, learn how electric motors work, and design a burglar alarm circuit to keep out intruders. If you like activities that light up and buzz, this class is for you!

Sessions:
SCI 061504P
June 15– June 19, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 2nd-4th

Exploring Mechanical Engineering

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $185

Discover the exciting world of mechanical engineering! Design roller coasters, build catapults, and experiment with sound waves. Explore gravity, buoyancy, energy, work, and friction. Learn about the different types of simple machines and create a vehicle that can protect a passenger during a crash. If you like things that move and hurling projectiles, this class is for you!

Sessions:
SCI 061501A
Dates: June 15– June 19, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 2nd-4th

SCI 071309P
Dates: July 13- July 17, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 2nd-4th

Fairy Garden

Instructor: Maureen Cesari, TFS Art Teacher & Art Instructor (http://www.carpetbagart.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $170

Pack your creativity and unleash your imagination, wish on some fairy dust and make lots of fairy friends! What enchanting creatures live in the woods waiting to be discovered? Who will we find hidden under the brush? Where exactly do the Fairies live? Campers will create their own Fairy Garden, complete with tiny fairy house and beautiful succulent plants in this journey into the magical world of Fairies.

ENR 071303A
July 13-July 17, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 1st-3rd

Frozen

Instructor: Raleigh Tutoring (http://raleightutoring.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $195

Come celebrate Olaf’s favorite season at Frozen summer camp. Enjoy a week full of Frozen-themed crafts, games and lots of other Frozen Fun.

Sessions:

ENR 071316P
July 13-July 17, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: K-3rd

Irish Dance Drama Camp

Instructor: Inis Cairde (http://inisciarde.com)
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/12
Price: $190

An entire week of beginning Irish dancing and culture through story! Combining basic Irish dancing, theater, and the fantastic world of Irish storytelling, this unusual camp will not only introduce campers to Irish dance and music, but will bring a specifically Irish story to life, piece by piece. Known in Irish dancing circles as a “Dance Drama,” our camp will culminate in a costumed pantomime play for family, siblings and friends at the end of the week. Join us for a summer experience your budding Thespian won’t forget!

Sessions:

ENR 061501A
June 15– June 19, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 1st-4th 

LEGO: Brick City Engineers

Instructor:  Gear Shifters STEM Explorers (http://www.bricks4kidz.com/northcarolina-raleigh-wakeforest/)
Min/Max Enrollment:6/20
Price: $200

Let’s Build a CITY!  There are many different types of engineering jobs, and building is one of the most fun!  What would a city be without the architects and engineers who come up with the ideas, plans and building skills to make it all come together?  Campers will put their engineering and architectural skills to work as they build city-themed models using LEGO® Bricks and Technic® elements.  The sky’s the limit when campers are challenged to use their own ideas and skills to build a skyscraper taller than their heads!  They’ll have a blast building working draw and truss bridges and using custom-built cars to move the people of the city all around town – brick by brick!  Campers will also get to construct famous landmarks such as the Liberty Bell, the torch from the Statute of Liberty and others!  All campers take home a custom mini-figure at the end of the week!  What an accomplishment to be able to proudly exclaim ‘We built the BRICK City!” Games and crafts will also be part of the camper’s daily experience.

Sessions:
ENR 072022P
July 20– July 24, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: K-3rd

LEGO: Brick Explorer's Quest with Gear Shifters

Instructor:  Gear Shifters STEM Explorers (http://www.bricks4kidz.com/northcarolina-raleigh-wakeforest/)
Min/Max Enrollment:6/20
Price: $200

Get ready for a building quest that will take you on exciting missions around the globe and explore both Worlds of Fantasy and Warriors of Long Ago!  Encounter worst case scenario survival brick challenges in the snowy Norwegian forest aboard Sven’s sleigh.  Venture to Queen Elsa’s secluded brick ice castle.  Explore far away kingdoms as your favorite brick knight for resources needed to construct a base camp to complete your quest.  Build a lava launcher to defeat the evil jester.  Gather your barbarians and archers and battle with ancient mechanical weapons that you construct with Technic® elements!  All campers take home a custom mini-figure at the end of the week!  Do you have what it takes to go on an extreme explorer quest? 

Sessions:
ENR 061501A
June 15– June 19, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: K-3rd

LEGO: Building is Awesome

Instructor:  Gear Shifters STEM Explorers (http://www.bricks4kidz.com/northcarolina-raleigh-wakeforest/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/20
Price: $200

Do you think building is awesome?  How about building with Emmet and Lucy?  The you won’t want to miss the Bricks 4 Kidz Building is Awesome camp!  Join Emmet, Lucy, Uni Kitty and Benny on a journey to stop Bad Cop and Lord Business from “krageling” the world.  Campers will put their engineering skills to work as they build motorized and 3D figure models.  They’ll love playing fun games and doing cool crafts based on The LEGO® Movie and its sequel.  Whether you take an imaginary ride on Metal Beard’s ship or Emmet’s double-decker couch, be sure to get on over to Gear Shifters where building is awesome!

Sessions:
ENR 071315P
July 13– July 17, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: K-3rd

 

 

 

LEGO Imagineering: Exploring the World of Fantasy

Instructor:  Gear Shifters STEM Explorers (http://www.bricks4kidz.com/northcarolina-raleigh-wakeforest/)
Min/Max Enrollment:6/20
Price: $200

Join Gear Shifters in a LEGO® Imagineering adventure by building mechanized versions of your favorite characters from land of fantasy!  From the World of Harry Potter®, build a Snitch and Quidditch Match; from the mystical land of Frozen® build a motorized Sleigh and Running Reindeer and from the underwater world of Finding Dory® build a working model of Mr. Ray!  Even the Minions® come alive when you construct a Dunk Tank and Dancing Stuart model!  Ever wonder what your pets do while you are at school?  Build Max the dog and Snowball the rabbit and find out!  All campers take home a custom mini-figure at the end of the week! 

Sessions:
ENR 062205A
June 22– June 26, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: K-3rd

LEGO: Mining & Crafting

Instructor:  Gear Shifters STEM Explorers (http://www.bricks4kidz.com/northcarolina-raleigh-wakeforest/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/20
Price: $200

Campers will explore the world of Minecraft® in our Mining & Crafting I Camp by bringing it into their world through the use of LEGO® Bricks and Technic® elements. Participants will build and interact with characters and elements from the popular game including Steve, Creeper, Chicken, Pig, Pickaxe and Minecart.  Learn engineering skills through the construction of motorized and articulated elements from the video game. In addition, campers will build their favorite characters through the use of various art projects. Each camper gets to build a mini Creeper or Steve figure to take home at the end of camp! Students will face new challenges each day, building models and crafting key elements by using your imagination. Video game play is not part of this camp’s curriculum.

Sessions:
ENR 071313A
July 13-July 17, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 2nd-5th

LEGO: Pocket Brick Monsters

Instructor:  Gear Shifters STEM Explorers (http://www.bricks4kidz.com/northcarolina-raleigh-wakeforest/)
Min/Max Enrollment:6/20
Price: $200

Embark on a journey where you not only train Pokemon® but build wild Pokemon® creatures with LEGO® Bricks and Technic® elements in your quest to become a Pokemon® Master! Build Dratini, Pikachu, Poke Balls and more as well as cool crafts where you can build Pokemon® to take home!  Creating, capturing and battling are the order of the day!  You can bring your own Pokemon® trading cards for play and trade at the end of each day.  Test your knowledge of Pokemon® in our head-to-head battles.

Sessions:
ENR 072018A
July 20– July 25, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 2nd-5th

Little Medical School- Discovering the Human Body & More!

Instructor: Little Medical School (https://www.littlemedicalschool.com/raleigh/about-us/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/12
Price: $200

At Little Medical School, we understand kids love to dress up and play doctor. That’s why we’ve created a fun and exciting program to help elementary school aged students explore the world of medicine. Through interactive learning, kids will discover how the body and organs work, how to use medical instruments, administer first aid and even tie knots like a real surgeon. Each child will receive a working stethoscope to take home and a diploma as a graduate of the Little Medical School® after completion of the course.

Sessions:
SCI 07131oP
July 13-July 17, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: K-4th

Little Veterinarian School-All About Canines

Instructor: Little Medical School (https://www.littlemedicalschool.com/raleigh/about-us/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/12
Price: $200

Adopt a pet and start your training as a veterinarian!  Explore the principles of animal care to keep your dog healthy and strong.  Suture a laceration, calculate hydration needs, and learn how to give medications all while keeping a journal of your findings along the way.  All graduates of Little Veterinarian School will receive a stuffed dog, dog bowl, recipe for dog treats, and much more.

Sessions:
SCI 061506P
June 15- June 19, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: K-4th

Messy Science

Instructor: Raleigh Tutoring (http://raleightutoring.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $195

If you think dirt and all the creepy crawlies that live in it are awesome, this camp is for you! Gain an understanding of our environment, become an expert on soil, rocks and bugs, and give your creativity a workout all while getting messy. Put everything you learn to good use by imagining and then creating your own unique ecosystem or “world.”

Sessions:
SCI 072213P
July 20- July 24, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 1st-3rd

NASA Meets Star Wars LEGO Space Adventures Camp

Instructor:  Gear Shifters STEM Explorers (http://www.bricks4kidz.com/northcarolina-raleigh-wakeforest/)
Min/Max Enrollment:6/20
Price: $200

Inspired by NASA and Star Wars®, our Space Adventures Camp is packed full of models that will make your imagination blast off! Each day, campers will learn about real-life space exploration and build models related to the NASA space program. Campers will also be building their favorite Rebel and Imperial spacecraft such as X-Wing and Tie Fighters.  In addition, the day includes group games, challenges and more.  Gear Shifter’s Space Adventure camp provides the spark for imagination and creativity to take off on an adventure that’s out of this world! All participants take home a custom mini figure at the end of the week!

Sessions:
ENR 062210P
June 22– June 26, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: K-3rd

Paint Party

Instructor: Maureen Cesari, TFS Art Teacher & Art Instructor (http://www.carpetbagart.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $175

Learn techniques and tricks to creating beautiful paintings on canvas. Each day we will strive to create a new acrylic painting on canvas. Artists should be prepared to work, follow instruction and take chances in this painting adventure! If campers partcipated in last summer’s paint party, get ready for a whole new set of paintings this summer.

Sessions:
ART 071304P

July 13-July 17, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 3rd-6th

Rainbow Art

Instructor: Maureen Cesari, TFS Art Teacher & Art Instructor (http://www.carpetbagart.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $170 

Some where over the rainbow is where you’ll find us during this bright and colorful art camp. Come along for an adventure in color and light and rainbows! Campers will create all things rainbow, paintings, drawings, fiber arts and clay. Come dressed to work and get messy!

ENR 072006P
July 20-July 24, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 1st-3rd

Spies & Espionage

Instructor: Raleigh Tutoring (http://raleightutoring.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $195

Children are invited to unleash their inner spy while learning! As an Agent, you will learn the art of espionage, develop a disguise for cover, make and break codes, create and use spy gadgets, use spy tools to practice investigative techniques, and take part in many more fun activities. We will also invite local law enforcement officers to our campus to learn about a career as an investigator, analyze fingerprints (may even get fingerprinted, too!) and research former professional spies!

Sessions:
ENR 062207A
June 22- June 26, 2020
Time: 9:0am-12:00pm
Grades: 2nd-4th

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