“Camp Curious” at St. Francis

Welcome to Summer Camp 2021! Come and experience 64 acres of summer fun in Goshen during St. Francis School’s “Camp Curious” full and half-day camps. We welcome all students in the Louisville area ages Preschool through 8th grade. Campers will explore, learn, and develop through small camp sizes and expert teachers, all in a nurturing and exciting environment! We also have a few options for 9th – 12th graders, too!

Thinking about making the switch to St. Francis School? “Camp Curious” at St. Francis is a wonderful way to experience our School and see if St. Francis is right for you and your child!

Preschool Camps

We welcome all students in the Louisville area ages two through rising kindergarten to join us in person on our Goshen Campus during our Preschool half-day camps! Children must be two by the first day of camp in order to participate.

For more information or questions, please contact Renee Hennessy, Preschool Director, at 502.694.9369 or RHennessy@StFrancisSchool.org.

Session 1 – Sunny Days ($200)

(Tuesday) June 1st – 4th
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This week will be spent outdoors (weather permitting) as we soak up the sunshine and enjoy playing outside. This week is short on days, but BIG on fun as we play games, go for nature walks, look for bugs, and paint with nature.

Session 2 – Hands-On Science ($250)

June 7th – 11th
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Did you know that raisins could dance? How’d they do that? What happens when you mix flour, milk, and a few other ingredients? We’ll learn how cooking is a form of change. The outcome is good enough to eat! Changes will happen right before our very eyes as we learn how things come together to make the world we live in a fun place to be!

Session 3 – Treasure Hunters ($250)

June 14th – 18th
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

An SFS Preschool favorite! Calling all explorers! Dino digs, pirates on the Ohio River, and scavenger hunts are on the horizon for this session. Explorers will search for dinosaur fossils, rescue animals missing from the Preschool, and look for a hidden treasure. This camp fills up quickly, so secure a spot sooner rather than later for this adventure!

Session 4 – Animal Adventures ($250)

June 21st – 25th
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Our favorite animal books will come alive as this literacy-focused week takes us on adventure after adventure. We plan to go on a bear hunt, eat blueberries with a friend named Sal, and listen to Ferdinand’s story beside the cork tree. We will expand on all of our books with activities relating to the animals and stories.

Note: All camps cancelled due to low enrollment or Covid-19 will be fully refunded.

2-Year-Old Registration
3-, 4-, and 5-Year-Old Registration

K – 8th Full-Day Camps

Our Goshen Campus is the perfect spot for our “Camp Curious” K – 8th full-day camps! Campers will experience 64 acres of summer fun through outdoor activities and field games, stimulating science and creative art activities, engineering and team-building challenges, music, theater, and more!

For more information or questions, please contact Kelli Carter, Director of Summer Camps, at 502.795.3860.

Session 1 – Summer Kickoff! ($200)

K – 8th Grade
(Tuesday) June 1st – 4th
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

School is out! Let’s play! The entire week will be devoted to what campers love best about summer! Campers will enjoy a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a whole lot of fun designed to kick start their summer!

Session 2 – Full STEAM Ahead ($250)

K – 8th Grade
June 7th – 11th
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

During a week of STEAM camp, you don’t just learn science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. You make it. You create it. You build it. Campers will participate in a variety of activities, including science experiments, engineering challenges, and math-inspired artwork. We will use problem-solving and creativity to feed our senses, develop critical thinking skills, and most of all, have fun!

Session 3 – Games, Games, Games! ($250)

K – 8th Grade
June 14th – 18th
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

3-2-1-GO! In this camp, the more, the merrier, as we play as many games as we can! In teams or solo, campers will enjoy playing board games, card games, and outdoor games including classics like capture the flag, all forms of tag, water balloon challenges, and hide and seek. With an emphasis on strategy and teamwork, this week is going to be a blast with everyone going home a champion!

Session 4 – Fort Building ($250)

K – 8th Grade
June 21st – 25th
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Creativity and problem-solving are crucial in this week of fort building as campers learn building techniques and primitive skills to survive the environment of the day. Campers will have the opportunity to explore our 64 acres as they search for the best places to build forts, both indoors and outdoors! These amazingly cool forts, shelters, lean-tos, and other hideouts will be built using natural materials campers find while hiking, plus boxes, blankets, and more. Building the forts will be great fun, and so will be destroying them!

Session 5 – The Great Outdoors ($250)

K – 8th Grade
June 28th – July 2nd
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Calling all nature lovers! Join us in exploring our beautiful 64-acre campus and the many plants and animals that call it home! On our hunts for different habitats, we’ll go on adventures in the wetlands, hikes in the woods, and visits to the flower and vegetable gardens. We’ll learn how to make the campus – and our own backyards – more hospitable to wildlife by planting a butterfly garden or making our own bird feeders. Over the week, we’ll observe, identity, and learn about the birds that visit. We’ll also go on fossil hunts and then learn about our finds. These scavenger hunts will challenge us to look more closely at our surroundings to find and gather leaf, flower, and feather specimens, which we’ll add to our field journals and use for art projects. We’ll create faces on trees using clay, and integrate natural materials we collect on our hunts, like leaves, pinecones, pebbles, and flowers as hair, mustaches, eyes, noses, and more!

Session 6 – Mystery Week ($200)

K – 8th Grade
(Tuesday) July 6th – 9th
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Everyone loves a good mystery! Every day at camp is a mystery, and this week, anything can happen! Intrigue and investigation are necessities for any mystery. Who? What? Where? When? Why? Campers will hone their observation and detection skills when they are placed in unique situations where they must solve the mystery with their fellow campers. Through hands-on projects, campers will find evidence, uncover clues, conquer challenges, and follow their hunches – all while working collaboratively and having a blast with their fellow detectives!

Session 7 – The Best of Summer: H2-Oh My! ($250)

K – 8th Grade
July 12th – 16th
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Water, water, everywhere! Get ready for a week filled with tons of water. The entire week will be spent doing the things campers love best about summer. While the focus for campers will be playing water games in order to beat the heat, we will end Summer 2021 with fun activities that will make lasting memories. This week is sure to be a splash!

Note: All camps cancelled due to low enrollment or Covid-19 will be fully refunded.

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5th – 12th Speciality Camps

For more information or questions, please contact Kelli Carter, Director of Summer Camps, at 502.795.3860.

Dungeons & Dragons ($210)

June 21st, 23rd, 25th, 28th, 30th, and July 2nd
5th – 8th Grade | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
9th – 12th Grade | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Dungeons & Dragons is a tabletop game of teamwork, creativity, imagination, and overcoming adversity. It can be adapted and tailored to a variety of players, interests, and skill levels with simple concepts that can span increasing complex rules as players grow more familiar with the system and game play. We will build our own characters and set off on an adventure for fame and glory! From novice to master, all are welcome!

Musical Theater Camp ($500)

5th – Rising 10th Grade
June 7th – 18th
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Ideal for campers with a passion for theater, this two-week program encompasses everything necessary to produce the musical. Campers have the option to perform or work on the crew. This year’s production is High School Musical, Junior. You don’t want to miss Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical coming to life on our stage!

Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians, and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations, and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock Troy discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical that is being led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

Note: All camps cancelled due to low enrollment or Covid-19 will be fully refunded.

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Academic Camps

Our academic camps are offered through The Learning Center, a partnership of St. Francis School and the Langsford Learning Acceleration Centers. Students who benefit from intensive academic review before heading back to school can participate in small groups to learn and have fun! The Math and Reading Camps meet in small groups of no fewer than three and no more than six students.

For more information or questions, please contact Claudia McCrocklin, Director of The Learning Center, at 502.795.3604.

High School Summer Reading Roundtable ($75)

July 19th, 21st, & 23rd | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
10th – 12th Grade
Downtown Campus

Knock out your summer reading in one week! Students will participate in a lively, Socratic discussion on the all-school summer reading book, Interior Chinatown (2020), by Charles Wu. Each day will include an engaging activity designed to deepen students’ understanding of the text and prepare them to complete their essay assignment. Students will be provided with reading and writing resources and will leave with a thesis statement and well-developed outline for one of their summer reading essays.

Academic Support ($60/hr)

One-to-one sessions are available with Ann Mundt for reading, writing, and math support. Sessions will be scheduled on an individual basis. Please contact Ann Mundt directly for scheduling. 

Reading Rocks ($200)

July 26th – 30th
1st & 2nd Grade | 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
3rd & 4th Grade | 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Reading Rocks is for Lower School students who would benefit from enriching and developing their reading skills. Rising 1st and 2nd graders will focus on ensuring their knowledge of all letters and sounds, further developing their phonemic awareness, and learning strategies for decoding unknown words. Rising 3rd and 4th graders will focus on strategies to read and spell complex multisyllable words and strengthen their reading fluency.

Math Camp ($200)

July 26th – 30th
1st & 2nd Grade | 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
3rd & 4th Grade | 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
5th & 6th Grade | 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.
7th & 8th Grade | 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Math Camp is an opportunity for campers to solidify foundational math skills. With Lower School students, we will work to strengthen the basics of number sense, place value, and addition and subtraction facts. This camp will help students move beyond memorization and focus on understanding the basic concepts of mathematics. With Middle School students, we will focus on multiplication and division concepts and procedures, fraction-decimal-percent relationships, concepts, and operations.

Prepare to Launch! ($100)

Dates TBD
5th – 8th Grade

Middle School students who want to ensure they are organized and ready for the first day of school can get an early start. They will have the opportunity to have all the necessary supplies labeled, set up their lockers (7th & 8th) or cubbies (5th & 6th), and discuss general study skills for a strong start to the school year. Two hour-long sessions will be scheduled at the beginning of August.

9th Grade Prep for Success ($350)

July 26th – 30th
9th Grade
Downtown Campus

We encourage all students entering 9th grade who wish to sharpen their academic, organizational, and study skills to attend this course. It is designed for capable students who would benefit from extra development of basic academic skills – and/or a refresher before high school starts – to prepare for the demands of their high school courses. Preparation for Success features intensive, structured, and individualized small group instruction in skills essential for success at St. Francis School.

Students will prepare for the demands of their academic year and meet their fellow students prior to the start of the year. There may be a small amount of homework (limited to one hour per night maximum).

Preparation for Success offers instruction in:

  • Organizational skills
  • Effective study habits
  • Reading comprehension
  • Basic math concepts/strategies
  • Note-taking
  • Essay writing
  • Summer Reading
  • Research skills

Note: All camps cancelled due to low enrollment or Covid-19 will be fully refunded.

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