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

8th 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

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 

Cake Boss

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

Do you want to be a Cake Boss like Buddy and his team?  Have you ever wondered how they make those amazing designs on cakes?  Whether you want to learn how to make crazy confections or traditional layer cakes, this camp is the one for you.  Come learn how to build an awesome cake by spending a week with a hobby cake instructor. Students will learn how to plan and decorate their own cakes.  All materials (including 5” cakes each day) will be provided.

ENR 072021P
July 20-July 24, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 6th-8th

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

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

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