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

Science Camps

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:
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July 20-July 24, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 5th-12th

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:

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June 22– June 26, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 4th-8th

Exploring Aerospace Engineering

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $185

Discover the exciting world of aerospace engineering! Design parachutes, launch water bottle rockets, and learn about Newton and his laws of motion. Explore the forces of lift, weight, thrust, and drag. Learn how airplanes work and design your very own kite. If you like activities that zoom and fly, this class is for you!

Sessions:
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July 20– July 24, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 2nd-4th

 

Exploring Chemistry

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $185

Discover the exciting world of chemistry and chemical engineering! Experiment with acids and bases and learn how to make a pH indicator out of household ingredients. Make invisible ink, create bubbles, and explore the amazing properties of polymers. Learn how to identify chemicals and use the power of science to investigate a crime scene and find the culprit. If you like things that fizz and mixing up colorful concoctions, this class is for you!

Sessions:
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July 20-July 24, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 2nd-4th

Exploring Civil Engineering

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $185

Discover the exciting world of civil engineering! Design and construct towers, bridges, and cantilevers. Explore the forces of tension, compression, torsion, bending, and shear. Learn which shapes are the strongest and how to survive an earthquake. If you like to build, this class is for you!

Sessions:
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July 13– July 17, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 2nd-4th

Exploring Electrical Engineering

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $185

Discover the exciting world of electrical engineering! Experiment with static electricity, create electromagnets, and build your own batteries. Explore insulators and conductors, learn how electric motors work, and design a burglar alarm circuit to keep out intruders. If you like activities that light up and buzz, this class is for you!

Sessions:
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June 15– June 19, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 2nd-4th

Exploring Mechanical Engineering

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $185

Discover the exciting world of mechanical engineering! Design roller coasters, build catapults, and experiment with sound waves. Explore gravity, buoyancy, energy, work, and friction. Learn about the different types of simple machines and create a vehicle that can protect a passenger during a crash. If you like things that move and hurling projectiles, this class is for you!

Sessions:
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Dates: June 15– June 19, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 2nd-4th

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Dates: July 13- July 17, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 2nd-4th

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:
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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:
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June 15– June 19, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 5th-12th

Little Medical School- Discovering the Human Body & More!

Instructor: Little Medical School (https://www.littlemedicalschool.com/raleigh/about-us/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/12
Price: $200

At Little Medical School, we understand kids love to dress up and play doctor. That’s why we’ve created a fun and exciting program to help elementary school aged students explore the world of medicine. Through interactive learning, kids will discover how the body and organs work, how to use medical instruments, administer first aid and even tie knots like a real surgeon. Each child will receive a working stethoscope to take home and a diploma as a graduate of the Little Medical School® after completion of the course.

Sessions:
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July 13-July 17, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: K-4th

Little Veterinarian School-All About Canines

Instructor: Little Medical School (https://www.littlemedicalschool.com/raleigh/about-us/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/12
Price: $200

Adopt a pet and start your training as a veterinarian!  Explore the principles of animal care to keep your dog healthy and strong.  Suture a laceration, calculate hydration needs, and learn how to give medications all while keeping a journal of your findings along the way.  All graduates of Little Veterinarian School will receive a stuffed dog, dog bowl, recipe for dog treats, and much more.

Sessions:
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June 15- June 19, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: K-4th

Messy Science

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

If you think dirt and all the creepy crawlies that live in it are awesome, this camp is for you! Gain an understanding of our environment, become an expert on soil, rocks and bugs, and give your creativity a workout all while getting messy. Put everything you learn to good use by imagining and then creating your own unique ecosystem or “world.”

Sessions:
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July 20- July 24, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 1st-3rd

Smash It, Sink It, Crash It

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

In this highenergy camp, campers will have fun seeing things come apart! They will use everyday objects to create and build rockets, submarines, kites and more. At the end of each day, they will get to test and destroy their creations. Campers will leave each day with something they created along with directions on how to replicate that same creation at home using items found in your drawers and cupboards.

Sessions:

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June 15– June 19, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: K-2nd

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:
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July 20-July 24, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 5th-12th

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Please complete the entire Registration Form individually for each child.

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