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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

9th-12th 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

ACT: English, Reading, Writing

Instructor: Raleigh Tutoring (http://raleightutoring.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 7/20
Price: $280

Get set for ACT Success! Learn the form and style of the test as well as the essential content and strategies for approaching each question type on the English, Reading and Writing sections of the ACT. Review standard grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation issues that are commonly tested on the English section and practice the four types of reading passages. As time allows, examine the potential writing topics, analyze sample essays, and practice writing the essay. Leave with the confidence that comes from being prepared.

Sessions:  
ENR 070810P
July 8-July 12, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm  

ACT: Math and Science

Instructor: Raleigh Tutoring (http://raleightutoring.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 7/20
Price: $280

Up your chances of achieving a high score on the Math and Science sections of the ACT. Learn essential concepts and test-taking strategies for acing every question type. Review essential skills and concepts from your math classes and master the types of data and graphical analysis questions featured in the science section. Participants must have completed the ninth grade. Completion of Algebra 2 or Common Core Math 2 is strongly recommended. Participants must bring a calculator.

Sessions:  
ENR 070808A
July 8-July 12, 2019
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

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

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                 

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

SAT: Math

Instructor: Raleigh Tutoring (http://raleightutoring.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $280

Gain a competitive edge in the college admissions process by discovering how to ace the math section of the new SAT, which debuted in March 2016. Learn strategies for addressing math questions that will not only help you move through the test more efficiently, but will also help you improve your accuracy. Review the essential skills and concepts you need to know from pre-algebra, Algebra 1 and 2, and Geometry. Emerge with the confidence to successfully take the test for the first time or improve on your previous score(s). Completion of Algebra 2 or Common Core Math 2 is strongly recommended. An SAT book will be provided.  Participants should bring a calculator and should be planning to take the SAT or PSAT in the 2019-2020 school year.

Sessions:  
ENR 072224P

Dates: July 22– July 26 , 2019
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

SAT: Read Write

Instructor: Raleigh Tutoring (http://raleightutoring.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $280

Prepare for SAT success! Learn the form and style of the test (redesigned as of March 2016) as well as the essential content and strategies for approaching each question on the Critical Reading and Writing portions of the SAT. Learn how to recognize the types of questions asked on the reading passages, become a more critical reader and identify the evidence on which your answers are based. Review the most commonly tested grammar rules and skills, and practice what it takes to write an outstanding essay. Leave this program with the confidence and skills to achieve your best score yet! An SAT book will be provided for participants. Participants should be planning to take the SAT or PSAT in the 2019-2020 school year.

Sessions:  
ENR 072220A

July 22– July 26, 2019
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm      

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

 

 

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