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

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

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

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 (1-3)

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

Candy rocks! In this fun and educational camp, children will make candy to learn skills such as mixing, measuring, and sharing. They’ll use their language, art and design skills to come up with creative names for these candies as well as illustrated “stories” to go along with them. On the last day of camp, parents will be invited to a “tea party” featuring a candy-based menu dreamed up—and drawn—by campers. Everyone will leave with their own candy concoctions as well as a sampler featuring the candies of other campers.

Sessions:
ENR 062204A

June 22-June 26, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 1st-3rd

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 

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

Frozen

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

Come celebrate Olaf’s favorite season at Frozen summer camp. Enjoy a week full of Frozen-themed crafts, games and lots of other Frozen Fun.

Sessions:

ENR 071316P
July 13-July 17, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: K-3rd

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

LEGO: Brick City Engineers

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

Let’s Build a CITY!  There are many different types of engineering jobs, and building is one of the most fun!  What would a city be without the architects and engineers who come up with the ideas, plans and building skills to make it all come together?  Campers will put their engineering and architectural skills to work as they build city-themed models using LEGO® Bricks and Technic® elements.  The sky’s the limit when campers are challenged to use their own ideas and skills to build a skyscraper taller than their heads!  They’ll have a blast building working draw and truss bridges and using custom-built cars to move the people of the city all around town – brick by brick!  Campers will also get to construct famous landmarks such as the Liberty Bell, the torch from the Statute of Liberty and others!  All campers take home a custom mini-figure at the end of the week!  What an accomplishment to be able to proudly exclaim ‘We built the BRICK City!” Games and crafts will also be part of the camper’s daily experience.

Sessions:
ENR 072022P
July 20– July 24, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: K-3rd

LEGO: Brick Explorer's Quest with Gear Shifters

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

Get ready for a building quest that will take you on exciting missions around the globe and explore both Worlds of Fantasy and Warriors of Long Ago!  Encounter worst case scenario survival brick challenges in the snowy Norwegian forest aboard Sven’s sleigh.  Venture to Queen Elsa’s secluded brick ice castle.  Explore far away kingdoms as your favorite brick knight for resources needed to construct a base camp to complete your quest.  Build a lava launcher to defeat the evil jester.  Gather your barbarians and archers and battle with ancient mechanical weapons that you construct with Technic® elements!  All campers take home a custom mini-figure at the end of the week!  Do you have what it takes to go on an extreme explorer quest? 

Sessions:
ENR 061501A
June 15– June 19, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: K-3rd

LEGO: Building is Awesome

Instructor:  Gear Shifters STEM Explorers (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 Gear Shifters where building is awesome!

Sessions:
ENR 071315P
July 13– July 17, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: K-3rd

 

 

 

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 Imagineering: Exploring the World of Fantasy

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

Join Gear Shifters in a LEGO® Imagineering adventure by building mechanized versions of your favorite characters from land of fantasy!  From the World of Harry Potter®, build a Snitch and Quidditch Match; from the mystical land of Frozen® build a motorized Sleigh and Running Reindeer and from the underwater world of Finding Dory® build a working model of Mr. Ray!  Even the Minions® come alive when you construct a Dunk Tank and Dancing Stuart model!  Ever wonder what your pets do while you are at school?  Build Max the dog and Snowball the rabbit and find out!  All campers take home a custom mini-figure at the end of the week! 

Sessions:
ENR 062205A
June 22– June 26, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: K-3rd

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

NASA Meets Star Wars LEGO Space Adventures Camp

Instructor:  Gear Shifters STEM Explorers (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.  Gear Shifter’s 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 062210P
June 22– June 26, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: K-3rd

Spies & Espionage

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

Children are invited to unleash their inner spy while learning! As an Agent, you will learn the art of espionage, develop a disguise for cover, make and break codes, create and use spy gadgets, use spy tools to practice investigative techniques, and take part in many more fun activities. We will also invite local law enforcement officers to our campus to learn about a career as an investigator, analyze fingerprints (may even get fingerprinted, too!) and research former professional spies!

Sessions:
ENR 062207A
June 22- June 26, 2020
Time: 9:0am-12:00pm
Grades: 2nd-4th

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

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

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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