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

Week 2: June 15-19, 2020

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

Camp Francis Explorers

Instructor: Camp Francis Explorers Staff/Camp Francis Staff
Min/Max Enrollment: 9/42
Price
: $140

Campers will have the opportunity in this play based camp to dabble in different activities including: LEGO, Arts and Crafts,  Sports, Recreational & Board Games and many other fun opportunities around campus. Campers will have the opportunities for both indoor and outdoor activities over the course of the week.  All campers will be provided both a morning and an afternoon snack daily, but should bring their own lunch each day.

Sessions: 
EXP
 060801F                                         
Dates: June 8-June 12, 2020
Hours: 9am-4pm 
Grades- 1st-5th

EXP 061502F                                         
Dates: June 15- June 19, 2020
Hours: 9am-4pm
Grades- 1st-5th

EXP 062203F                                         
Dates: June 22-June 26, 2020
Hours: 9am-4pm
Grades- 1st-5th 

EXP 070604F                                         
Dates: July 6-July 10, 2020
Hours: 9am-4pm
Grades- 1st-5th

EXP 071305F                                          
Dates: July 13-July 17, 2020
Hours: 9am-4pm
Grades- 1st-5th

EXP 072006F                                          
Dates: July 20-July 24, 2020
Hours: 9am-4pm
Grades- 1st-5th

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 

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:
SCI 061504P
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:
SCI 061501A
Dates: June 15– June 19, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 2nd-4th

SCI 071309P
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:
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

Irish Dance Drama Camp

Instructor: Inis Cairde (http://inisciarde.com)
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/12
Price: $190

An entire week of beginning Irish dancing and culture through story! Combining basic Irish dancing, theater, and the fantastic world of Irish storytelling, this unusual camp will not only introduce campers to Irish dance and music, but will bring a specifically Irish story to life, piece by piece. Known in Irish dancing circles as a “Dance Drama,” our camp will culminate in a costumed pantomime play for family, siblings and friends at the end of the week. Join us for a summer experience your budding Thespian won’t forget!

Sessions:

ENR 061501A
June 15– June 19, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 1st-4th 

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 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

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:
SCI 061506P
June 15- June 19, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: K-4th

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:

SCI 061503P
June 15– June 19, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: K-2nd

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