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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

7th 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 061701                                         
Dates: June 17-June 21, 2019
Hours: 8am-9am 

BCC 070802                                         
Dates: July 8- July 12, 2019
Hours: 8am-9am 

BCC 071603                                         
Dates: July 15-July 19, 2019
Hours: 8am-9am 

BCC 072204                                         
Dates: July 22-July 26, 2019
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 061701                                         
Dates: June 17-June 21, 2019
Hours: 4pm-5pm 

ACC 070802                                         
Dates: July 8- July 12, 2019
Hours: 4pm-5pm

ACC 071603                                         
Dates: July 15-July 19, 2019
Hours: 4pm-5pm

ACC 072204                                         
Dates: July 22-July 26, 2019
Hours: 4pm-5pm

Arduino Line Following Robots

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

Learn how to program a robot to follow a track all by itself! While the original Line-Following Robot class is strictly about hardware design, the addition of the Arduino microprocessor introduces completely different challenges and allows for all kinds of enhancements from advanced speed controls to turn memory. And with Arduino, unlike the basic drag-and-drop programming taught in other robotics camps, students will 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.  

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 070808P                  
July 8-July 12, 2019            
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm        
Grades: 5th-12th  

Arduino Metal Detector

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

Design and build a metal detector from scratch! Wind the search coil using magnet wire, construct a Colpitts oscillator, interface it to the Arduino, and then learn how to code it. The closer the metal object gets to the coil the higher the pitch of the tone emitted from the speaker so you have an idea of how deeply buried the object is! And with Arduino, unlike the basic drag-and-drop programming taught in other robotics camps, students will learn a real programming language used in industry by real engineers. No programming or Arduino experience is necessary.

Note: Techsplorers highly recommends students bring their own laptop for use in class. For laptop setup instructions and requirements, please visit www.techsplorers.com/arduino before arriving on the first day. Students who do not have a suitable laptop to bring will borrow a Techsplorers laptop. Metal detector built during class sold separately.

Sessions:  
SCI  072220P
July 22-July 26, 2019
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 061701A                                                              
June 17-June 21, 2019                                                                 
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm                                                                      
Grades: 4th-8th                                                                          

ATH 071505P
July 15-July 19, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 4th-8th 

Building A Dream Home

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

Design and build your idea of a perfect home from blueprint to designing the interior. Discover the skills and concepts important to architecture such as planning, problem solving, and thinking three-dimensionally. Be inspired by a selection of homes on display as you design your house, build it using a variety of materials, and add the perfect finishing touches. At the end of the week, you get to bring home a brand-new addition to your room!

Sessions:  
ENR 061704P

June 17-June 21, 2019
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm                              
Grades: 4th-8th

Cartoon Workshop

Instructor: Young Rembrandts
Min/Max Enrollment: 5/12
Price: $170

Learn the basics of cartooning and create our own characters! Each day students will learn techniques used in cartooning. Subjects like characteristics, features, exaggeration, action and personification will contribute to your child’s artistic advancement! Young Rembrandts students will immediately apply their new skills in every class to create their own original cartoon characters.

Sessions:  

ART 061702A
June 17-June 21, 2019
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm                              
Grades: 4th-7th

Chess

Instructor: Triangle Chess (http://trianglechess.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/25
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 071511A         
July 15– July 19, 2019
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 2nd-8th 

Colorful Critters

Instructor: Young Rembrandts
Min/Max Enrollment: 5/12
Price: $170

Animal lovers rejoice; an all new – all pastel workshop is here! Students will learn pastel drawing and texturing techniques to illustrate whimsical bees, a fanciful army of frogs, a striking owl and more artistic critters filled with detail. Challenge your creative kids by introducing them to the world of pastels, a guaranteed favorite summer tradition for every Young Rembrandts artist.

Sessions:  
ART 072215A                                    
July 22– July 26, 2019      
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm                              
Grades: 4th-8th 

Entrepreneurial

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

Whether it’s pet-sitting or dog walking; selling art, jewelry, products, or baked goods; or performing as a juggler, magician, or balloon aritist, young entrepreneurs will learn how to start their very own business! They’ll establish an idea and create marketing materials such as a logo, flyer, ad, and maybe even their own website.  At the end of the week, the young entrepreneurs will present their business plans to classmates and parents in a small business fair. 

Sessions: 
ENR 071513A         
July 15– July 19, 2018
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 072219A

July 22-July 26, 2019
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm                              
Grades: 4th-8th

Get Published

Instructor: Raleigh Tutoring (http://raleightutoring.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $225

In this half-day camp, students will write and illustrate their very own short story (fiction) or magazine article (non-fiction). The end result: A professionally printed booklet with a magazine-thickness cover! Students will be taken through the process all authors use, from coming up with a book idea, writing a first draft, getting input from fellow “authors,” and editing and revising. They’ll learn techniques to illustrate their book, including line drawings, color art, and digital photography. On the final day, the class will include a book-launch type event allowing each student to make a brief presentation of their work in draft form, complete with refreshments! Their final works will be available the week following camp. The instructor for this camp is a writing teacher, published writer, and mom of two budding writers.

Sessions: 
ENR 061705P         
June 17– June 21, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm                          
Grades: 3rd-7th   

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 070807A    
     
July 8– July 12, 2019
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 071515P         
July 15– July 19, 2019                
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 lightemitting 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 ww.techsplorers.com for details).

Sessions:  
SCI 071511A        
July 15– July 19, 2019                
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm                                 
Grades: 5th-12th                 

Intro to Mechanical Engineering

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

Discover the incredible world of mechanisms and motion. Learn about levers, gear trains, flywheels, linkages, robotics, and more. Investigate the torque-speed trade-off in gears and use your knowledge to design a Lego transmission system. Create a hydraulic-powered robotic arm and hurl projectiles with your custom-built catapult! Each day offers exciting challenges and intriguing problems to solve. You do not have to be a Boy Scout to participate but current Scouts can obtain their Engineering 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 061704P         
June 17– June 21, 2019                
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm                                 
Grades: 5th-12th                 

LEGO: Stop Motion Animation

Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz (http://www.bricks4kidz.com/northcarolina-raleigh-wakeforest/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/20
Price: $200

“Everything is Awesome!” when you are the director and producer of your own Lego® Movie adventure in which you script, stage, produce and shoot your own mini-movie using stop action animation techniques and LEGO® Bricks.  Working as a team, you will use LEGO® components to build the set and props, then shoot your movie using laptops and web cams as well as adding special effects, titles, credits and more.  Join us for a week of film making adventure!  A screening party will be held on the last day of camp for your family and friends.  A DVD of all the movies created by the class will be mailed to you.  At the end of the week, you will also get to take home a custom mini figure!

Sessions: 
ENR 071512A     
July 15– July 19, 2019     
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm  
Grades: 4th-8th  

Line Following Robots

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

Design and build a robot from scratch that can navigate a track by itself… with no programming or software! Even if you’ve seen a linefollowing robot before, you haven’t seen one like this. Get ready to discover the power of electronic hardware design. Learn about voltage comparators, optical sensors, transistors, pulse-width modulation, and more. Then compete against your peers to see whose robot can get the fastest lap time. Robot built during class sold separately.

Sessions:  
SCI 072218A        
July 22– July 26, 2019                
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm                                 
Grades: 5th-12th

Paint Spirits Bright

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

Do you love painting and creating gifts, works of art, or decor for your room?  If so, this is the perfect camp for you! Learn new techniques, use different mediums, and paint on a variety of surfaces such as ceramics, fabric, and canvas. We will explore techniques of famous artists as we create masterpiece.

Sessions:  
ART 070810P
          
July 8-July 12, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm                     
Grades: 4th-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 engineering 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 Aerospace students at NC State. By the end of the week, you’ll feel like a real rocket scientist with creations of your very own to take home.

Sessions:  
SCI 070806A                   
July 8-July 12, 2019
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm            
Grades: 5th-12th            

Ultrasonic Maze-Solving Robot

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

Imagine building an autonomous vehicle that uses sound waves to avoid collisions and find its way out of a maze all by itself! Learn how sound can be used to measure distance, add ultrasonic sensors to the robot, and program it to detect and avoid obstacles in its path. But avoiding obstacles is just the first step — the real challenge is figuring out how to navigate and solve a maze! And with Arduino, unlike the basic drag-anddrop programming taught in other robotics camps, students will learn a real programming language used in industry by real engineers. No programming or Arduino experience is necessary.

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 061702A       
June 17-June 21, 2019
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm            
Grades: 5th-12th            

Vacation Bible School Teen Helper

Instructor: St. Francis Formation Team
Max Enrollment: 50 participants
Price: $55
Dates: June 24-June 28, 2019
Hours: 9am-12:30pm

Each day at ROAR, kids will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. They will bring the Bible to life with Wild Bible Adventures, experience jaw-dropping discoveries at Imagination Station and venture into this epic African adventure that engages the whole herd. This summer, watch as ROAR transforms St. Francis into a place buzzing with excitement and teaches children that God accompanies us along life’s greatest adventures. The daily schedule will include: prayer, Scripture, snack, science, games, movies, and music. There are many opportunities to lead and assist as grade level counselors, music station leaders, science station leaders, craft station leaders, snack station leaders, and outdoor games station leaders. Lunch will NOT be served.

Teen volunteers must be able to attend an all day Saturday Teen Helper Boot Camp on June 23, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:30pm and all 5 days of VBS.

Questions? Contact Formation.Summer.Camp@stfrancisraleigh.org.

VBS TH-  VBS Teen Helper

 

 

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 want to experience a feeling of confidence and pride when you turn an essay into your teacher? If the answer to those questions is yes, then this is the camp for you! In this program, we will begin the week with creative writing exercises. Then, we will move into the realm of writing academic papers. Participants in this camp will learn about thesis statements, essay structure, correct grammar, works cited pages, and much, much more. This is the perfect camp to help prepare you for the essays you will have to write in your future high school and college classes.

Sessions: 
ENR 071514P     
July 15-July 19, 2019            
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm                                                       
Grades: 5th-8th     

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