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

5th 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

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

Arduino Line Following Robots

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/24
Price: $205

Learn how to build a robot from scratch and program it to follow a track all by itself! And unlike the basic drag-and-drop programming taught in LEGO and other robotics camps, with the Arduino microcontroller students learn a real programming language used in industry by real engineers. This class is great for both programming beginners and Arduino enthusiasts and no previous Line-Following Robot experience is necessary. Plus, Techsplorers’ 5-to-1 student-teacher ratio ensures personalized attention and plenty of one-on-one time with their expert instructors.

Note: Laptops will be available to borrow during class, however, Techsplorers encourages students to bring their own laptop from home with the free Arduino software already installed (see www.techsplorers.com/arduino for setup instructions). Robot built during class sold separately.

Sessions:
SCI 072015P
July 20-July 24, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 5th-12th

Basketball (4-8)

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 062201A
June 22-June 26, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 4th-8th

ATH 072005P
July 20-July 24, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 4th-8th 

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 (4-6)

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

Sweet! Candy is fun AND smart. Campers will perform sweet science experiments and learn concepts such as why sugar crystallizes to make rock candy, the chemistry behind gummy bears, how molding chocolate candies demonstrates the phases of matter, and much more. We’ll also go on a special field trip for inspiration prior to designing and making our own candy. On the last day of camp, children will present their unique candy creations, “market” them to fellow campers, and get to take home not only their own candy but a bag filled with treats made by others!

Sessions:
ENR 062208P

June 22-June 26, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 4th-6th

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 

Clay Creations

Instructor: Rachel Cappo, TFS Art Teacher
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/16
Price: $170

Clay, clay, and more clay! This camp will allow students to use coil pots and clay slabs to create 3D figures. Campers will also learn different
glazing techniques so each clay project they bring home is covered in bright beautiful colors. This camp is designed to be packed full of letting campers learn, experiment, and playing with clay all week long!

ENR 072007P
July 20-July 24, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 4th-8th

CSI: Raleigh with Gear Shifters STEM Explorers

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

Whodunit! Come solve a mystery with Gear Shifters! Investigators will learn how to solve a crime by using forensic methods like finger print and  blood analysis, deductive reasoning and powers of observation to solve the mystery. Investigators will learn the terminology and use scientific methods to solve the crime of the century! If you like the game CLUE® then you will love learning the various methods of criminal investigations to solve the famous question – Whodunit!

Session:

SCI 062207P
June 22– June 26, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 4th-8th

Cupcake Cuties

Instructor: Michelle Malach, High School Teacher & Hoppy Cake Instructor
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/18
Price: $160

Love all those cute pinterest cupcake designs?  Want to try them out? If you want to learn how to design and make awesome cupcake confections, this camp is the one for you.  Come learn techniques for creating cool cupcakes by spending a week with a hobby cake instructor. Students will learn how to plan and decorate their own cupcakes.  All materials (including cupcakes each day) will be provided.

ENR 072017A
July 20-July 24, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 4th-8th

Game Design

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

This camp is for anyone who has always wanted to design, build and play their own video games!  The class will start off by learning the design process and move into game creation without the need for coding.  Then we will move into the next level, learning the basic coding skills need to build a game from SCRATCH.  So much fun.  Students should bring a laptop or tablet. 

Sessions:
ENR 071314P

July 13-July 17, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 4th-8th

Harry Potter

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

Celebrate your love of all things Potter while making new like-minded friends! Increase your knowledge of the series and enhance your wizarding skills while creating Hogwarts-themed snacks like Polyjuice Potion punch and butter beer. Learn and play Quidditch, write Harry Potter fan fiction, hunt for Horcruxes, make potions, and feel closer to Harry and his friends by joining one of the four houses. Leave with memories and memorabilia you have created during the week.

Sessions:
ENR 071311A

July 13– July 17, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 4th-8th

Internal Combustion Engines

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/24
Price: $205

Have you ever wondered how an engine works? In this class you will completely take apart a lawn mower engine and put it back together again – the right way. Learn everything from how to use mechanics tools like ratchets and wrenches to the engineering theory behind carburetors, magnetos, spark plugs, and compression ratios. By the end of the week you’ll know why octane ratings matter and how to calculate the displacement of any engine.

Sessions:
SCI 061505P
June 15– June 19, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 5th-12th

Intro to Electrical Engineering

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/24
Price: $205

Start your journey into the exciting world of Electrical Engineering and electronics hobbying! Design and build an electronic musical instrument that can be played with just a wave of your hand. Learn how to use light-emitting diodes, resistors, capacitors, and integrated circuit chips, then solder the entire circuit together permanently just like a real electrical engineer and take it home. Not only will you build it from scratch, we’ll teach you exactly how it works. You do not have to be a Boy Scout to participate but current Scouts can obtain their Electronics Merit Badge by participating in this camp and completing some at-home projects and a short write-up (see www.techsplorers.com for details).

Sessions:
SCI 061502A
June 15– June 19, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 5th-12th

LEGO Coding: Video Game Design

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

Students will develop a range of coding and problem-solving skills as they create fun video games. Game designers will think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively to create various video games. Each Game Design unit includes a themed mini-model built with LEGO® Bricks that will be the main character of all of the games. Each game progressively teaches more advanced capabilities within the video game design software. Students will be proud and excited to actually play their very own completed video games.

Sessions:
ENR 061503P
June 15-June 19, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 4th-8th

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

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

Study Skills

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

Set yourself up for success in school by determining what strategies and methods will help you to get and stay organized, pay more attention in class, and maintain your focus and motivation. Explore time management processes and boost your reading and critical-thinking skills. Participants will practice mindfulness and learn how to settle a busy mind, direct and sustain attention, and investigate emotions. At the end of the week, take home a personalized folder full of materials that will prove useful for next year and beyond!  

Sessions:
ENR 071312A

July 13-July 17, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 5th-8th

Taking Flight into Aerospace

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/24
Price: $205

Watch as your rockets blast off hundreds of feet into the air! Learn the fundamentals of aerospace and use your newfound knowledge to design, build, and launch your own water bottle and model rockets. However, the real challenge comes when you design and construct your own balsa wood gliders from scratch, just like the engineering students at NC State. By the end of the week, you’ll feel like a real Aerospace Engineer with creations of your very own to take home.

Sessions:
SCI 072012A
July 20-July 24, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 5th-12th

Unplugged

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

Are your children always attached to their phones, tablets, and screens? Campers will detach themselves from their electronic devices and learn to play outdoor, board, and card games

Sessions:

ENR 072019A
July 20-July 24, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 3rd-6th

Wild Watercolor

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

Learn the tricks and techniques to create wild watercolor paintings. Subject matters will range from plants and animals to gems and outer space! Learn how to create layered color, texture and form in your watercolor paintings. This is a camp for those who love art and are ready to take theirs to the
next level. Individual instruction and critique will be given.

ENR 072005A
July 20-July 24, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 4th-7th

Writers Workshop

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

Do you want to become a better writer? Do you enjoy putting your thoughts onto paper? If so, then this camp is the one for you! This camp will focus on the strategies for improving campers’ creative writing, poetry writing, and academic writing. At the end of the week, students will have a writing
portfolio to bring home to share and keep for years to come.

Sessions:
ENR 062206A
June 22-June 26, 2020
Time: 9:0am-12:00pm
Grades: 4th-6th

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