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

Enrichment Camps

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

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 72216A

July 22-July 26, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm                              
Grades: 1st-5th

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: 1:00pm-4:00pm                              
Grades: 4th-8th

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 

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   

Interior Design

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

Do you love decorating your room or other spaces in your house? Then this is the camp for you! You’ll learn the skills and concepts real designers use, such as space planning, architectural drawing, color theory, style and textile trends and more, and then have the opportunity to apply them to create the interior design of your dreams. We will use technology to bring your designs to life.  Campers will need to bring a tablet or computer with them.

Sessions: 
ENR 072222P         
July 22– July 26, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm                          
Grades: 4th-6th   

LEGO: Building is Awesome

Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz (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 Bricks 4 Kidz where building is awesome!

Sessions: 
ENR 061701A     
June 17– June 21, 2019                        
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm  
Grades: K-5th

 

 

 

LEGO: Galaxy Far Away Space Adventures

Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz (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. Bricks 4 Kidz® 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 072217A     
July 22– July 26, 2019                        
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm  
Grades: K-5th    

LEGO: Movie Mash Up

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

Join us on a movie mash-up adventure!  This camp is filled with a variety of awesome model builds from your favorite movies.  LEGO® enthusiasts will build to infinity and beyond with Buzz, Woody and Jessie.  Their pig, dinosaur and potato head friends are sure to be part of the fun as well.  Prepare to enter the enchanting, imaginary world of wizards and dragons.  Campers will love building their favorite wizard and his magical snowy owl.  They will even build a motorized model to make him fly on his broomstick!  Watch out for dragons in the sky as well!  Luckily Toothless and his fellow good dragons aren’t looking to hurt anyone, they just need some training!  You won’t want to miss this magical experience, packed with building and imagination!  Each day will offer something new including characters from the original movies and the sequels!  Campers will explore concepts of engineering and architecture through building specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz motorized models and 3D figures.

Sessions: 
ENR 061703P
Dates: June 17-June 21, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm    
Grades: K-5th

LEGO: Engineering for Girls with Bricks 4 Kidz

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

Engineering is not just for boys –
Immerse yourself in the world of LEGO® Friends as you make new friends while exploring the world around you by engineering your way through challenging themes through the use of LEGO® Bricks and Technic® elements!  Not only will you build amazing motorized LEGO® models as well as LEGO® Friends communities but create a different take-home project each day using LEGO® Bricks.  Join us as guest speakers discuss the various careers open to girls in an ever-changing world and the importance of positive self-image.  You even get to take home a custom mini figure at the end of the week.

Sessions: 
ENR 72223P
July 22-July 26, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm    
Grades: K-5th   

LEGO: Mining & Crafting

Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz (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 070806A     
July 8-July 12, 2019
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm  
Grades: 1st-5th 

LEGO: Pocket Brick Monsters

Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz (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 071515P     
July 15– July 19, 2019                        
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm    
Grades: K-5th    

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  

LEGO: Video Game Design

Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz (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 070809P     
July 8-July 12, 2018                  
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm    
Grades: 3rd-6th

Math Magicians

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

Abracadabra! Get ready to amaze your friends, family and teachers with your math knowledge and cool math tricks! Learn to think of math as entertaining as you brush up on subjects you have already studied such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and geometry while you prepare for math next year. Challenge yourself and your teammates to solve puzzles using your math skills. As you play fun interactive games and learn cool math tricks, you will hardly realize you are doing math.

Sessions: 
ENR 061702A
         
June 17– June 21, 2019            
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm                       
Grades: 3rd-5th

Numerical Fluency

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

The fun-filled week of camp is designed to help students develop “fluency” with basic number facts through hands-on-games, activities, and use of the Mathnasium Method to make them more successful with more advanced computations. This camp is for students who are currently counting on their fingers!

Sessions: 
ENR 072218A         
July 22– July 26, 2019
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 1st-3rd    

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      

Silly Strings

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

This is a craft camp that focuses all the crafty things that can be done with yarn and string. Crafts will include friendship bracelets, pom rugs and arm knitting to name a few. By the end of the camp, students will have several handmade items to take home and enjoy, as well as the know how to make more on their own!

Sessions: 
ENR 072221P                
July 22-July 26, 2019           
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm                                                       
Grades: 2nd-5th    

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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