“Camp Curious” at St. Francis School

Welcome to Summer Camp 2022! 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 on our Goshen Campus during our Preschool half-day camps! Children must be two by June 1, 2022 in order to participate. Drop-off begins no earlier than 8:45 a.m.

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

Session 1 – Hello, Summer! ($250)

2-year-old registration AVAILABLE, 3-, 4-, and 5- year-old registration FULL
June 6 – June 10
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
We’re kicking off summer by building forts, making tie-dye t-shirts, playing parachute games, and spending time outdoors soaking up the sunshine. We’ll complete the week with a nature hike to the heart rock, a beautiful heart-shaped boulder in the center of the forest behind our School, to celebrate the start of summer! Note: All campers will need to provide a t-shirt to tie-dye on the first day of this session.

Session 2 – Treasure Hunters! ($250)

2-year-old registration AVAILABLE, 3-, 4-, and 5- year-old registration FULL
June 13 – June 17
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
A SFS Preschool favorite! Get ready for adventure! Dino digs, pirates on the Ohio River, and scavenger hunts are on the horizon for this session. We will excavate for dinosaur fossils, rescue animals missing from the Preschool, and look for a hidden treasure. Note: This camp fills up quickly, so secure a spot sooner rather than later for this one-of-a-kind experience!

Session 3 – Let’s Explore! ($200)

2-year-old registration AVAILABLE, 3-, 4-, and 5- year-old registration FULL
June 21 – June 24
(No camp on Monday, June 20 in observance of Juneteenth.)
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
We believe that allowing students to explore, investigate, and create is the perfect medium for motivating learning! This session will be chock-full of hands-on learning through experimenting (science), exploring light and shadows (technology), helping bears cross a river (engineering), creating a rainbow volcano (art), and making instruments from found objects (music). There’s so much to learn in this week of discovery and creative tinkering!

Session 4 – Preschool Jamboree ($250)

2-year-old registration AVAILABLE, 3-, 4-, and 5- year-old registration FULL
June 27 – July 1
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join us as we create a carnival of fun and spend our days playing games! This week includes rubber ducky races (where everyone’s a winner), masterpieces made of “cotton candy” puffy paint, homemade snow cones, and so much more. Campers are invited to wear their favorite costumes for a parade on the last day of this session. Just like a carnival, this week is full of play — and just the way summer should be!

Splash Days

What would summer be without splashing in a little bit of water? On Wednesday of each week, campers will enjoy sprinklers, splash pads, and water tables, and we will experiment with different types of water play throughout the day. Please send your child to camp in water play clothes/swimsuits. Campers should also bring a towel and a change of clothes.

2-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 Dorian Holmes, Director of Summer Camps, at 502.795.3860.

Session 1 – Summer Kickoff! ($220)

FULL
May 31 – June 3 (No camp on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.)

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
School is out! Let’s play! This week will be devoted to what campers love best about summer – the great outdoors! Campers will explore our 64 acres where there will be limitless opportunities for adventure and activities. We will enjoy a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a whole lot of fun designed to kick start summer! Hello, summer!

Session 2 – Fort Building ($275)

FULL
June 6 – June 10

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fort building is a time-honored tradition and a favorite at St. Francis School! Innovation and problem-solving are crucial this week 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 we 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 forts will be so much fun – and so will be destroying them!

Session 3 – Full STEAM Ahead ($275)

FULL
June 13 – June 17

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
During a week of STEAM camp, we don’t just learn science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. We make it. We create it. We 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 4 – Let’s Get Creative! ($220)

FULL
June 21 – June 24
(No camp on Monday, June 20 in observance of Juneteenth.)
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Budding artists will need to dig deep as we explore creative outlets and sharpen our skills this week. Campers will spend time using watercolors to create a portrait of water we see while catching a morning breeze. We will find inspiration from Andy Warhol and Vincent van Gogh as we use oil pastels and chalk to create self portraits. We will create handmade instruments using what we find to make music. Last but not least, we will work as a group to create acrostic poems and a short play. Creativity abounds in this week of art exploration! 

Session 5 – I Spy With My Little Eyes ($275)

4 Spots Left!
June 27 – July 1

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Get ready for a fun and meaningful experience where campers show the world through their lens. We will try our hand at self-portrait photography, landscape and architectural photography, creating backdrops for portrait photography, and videography. We will focus on building teamwork and comradery by choosing and working on specific projects together. This is a wonderful project-based learning opportunity!

Session 6 – I Win, You Win, We Win ($220)

6 Spots Left!
July 5 – July 8
(No camp on Monday, July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July.)
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 7 – H2-Oh My! ($275)

FULL
July 11 – July 15

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 2022 with fun activities that will make everlasting memories. This week is sure to be a splash!

Session 8 – Into The Metaverse ($275)

FULL
July 18 – July 22

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The metaverse is essentially a merging of virtual, augmented, and physical reality, and blurs the line between interactions online and real life. Campers will put their creativity to the test when they build, assess, and play in each other’s own Roblox metaverse, see how far they can make it in a Minecraft Survival Camp, or just simply work together to engineer a flawlessly smooth running game within the Roblox Creator Studio. Into The Metaverse will have an emphasis on digital citizenship, ownership of creations, and teamwork!

Session 9 – Summer Jamboree ($275)

July 25 – July 29
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
It’s our last week of “Camp Curious” for summer 2022! In this session, we’ll do a little bit of this and a little bit of that, taking our favorite activities throughout the summer and reliving those enjoyable moments. Squeeze in some last-minute fun before coming back to school in August!

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5th – 12th Specialty Camps

We are offering two SFS favorites this summer – Dungeons & Dragons and Musical Theater Camp, featuring Matilda JR. Plus, we have just added an exciting art offering with Ms. Riendeau!

For more information or questions, please contact Dorian Holmes, Director of Summer Camps, at 502.795.3860.

Challenge the Known to Unleash the Unknown ($200)

Rising 5th – 8th Grade
June 13 – June 17

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Let’s explore media in unconventional ways to unlock our inner creativity and engage in the process of discovery in this week-long art camp! Whoever thought of creating a 2D landscape, self-portrait, or still life from a 3D egg carton? Let’s try it by stretching our imagination and looking at the works of Enno de Kroon and others. Weaving painted paper on a diagonal, who does that? Well, it’s fun and it gets your brain thinking in new ways. We’ll look at weaving as not only an art form but also a metaphor for finding one’s purpose in life. Warp and weft threads are interdependent and cannot function without the other. We will experiment with previously painted cardboard mats and create multi-media self-portraits with free association words to express oneself like Latino/black pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Using DaVinci’s rule of thirds, we’ll create a self-portrait that captures proportion and shading. Blue and pink pears? We’ll experiment with color in unconventional ways. We’ll look at the techniques of Marla Bagetta to inform our opinion of color. Let’s challenge the ordinary to unleash the possible and consider the “What if?” 

Musical Theater Camp ($600 – $300/week)

Rising 5th – 9th Grade
June 27 – July 8 (No camp on Monday, July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July.)

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ideal for campers with a passion for theater, this two-week program encompasses everything necessary to produce a musical. Campers have the option to perform or work on the crew. This year’s production is Matilda JR. and culminates in a performance for family and friends.

Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson. Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence…and special powers! She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace! Matilda JR. is packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs that are sure to give your camper a wonderful stage experience this summer!

Middle School Dungeons & Dragons ($210)

Rising 5th – 8th Grade
June 13, June 15, June 17 (MWF) and June 21, June 22, June 24 (TWF)
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 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!

High School Dungeons & Dragons ($210)

Rising 9th – 12th Grade
June 13, June 15, June 17 (MWF) and June 21, June 22, June 24 (TWF)
1:00 p.m. – 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!

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Academic Camps

Our academic camps are offered through The Learning Center (TLC) at St. Francis School. Students who benefit from intensive academic review before heading back to school can participate in small groups to learn and have fun! The Math Camp and Reading Rocks Camps meet in small groups of no fewer than three and no more than six students and will meet on the Downtown Campus the week of July 18 – 22. The same camp options will be offered on the Goshen Campus the week of July 25 – 29, Monday through Friday.

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

Academic Support ($60/hour)

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 Mrs. Mundt directly for scheduling at AMundt@StFrancisSchool.org.

Reading Rocks ($200)

Downtown Campus: July 18 – July 22
Goshen Campus: July 25 – July 29
1st & 2nd Grade 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
3rd & 4th Grade: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Reading Rocks is for Lower School students who would benefit from enrichment in 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.

Lower School Math Camp ($200)

Downtown Campus: July 18 – July 22
Goshen Campus: July 25 – July 29
1st & 2nd Grade: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m
3rd & 4th Grade: 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Lower School students will work to solidify their foundational math skills by strengthening 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.

Middle School Math Camp ($200)

Downtown Campus: July 18 – July 22
Goshen Campus: July 25 – July 29
5th & 6th Grade: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.
7th & 8th Grade: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Middle School students will work to solidify their foundational math skills by focusing on multiplication and division concepts and procedures, fraction-decimal-percent relationships, concepts, and operations.

Middle School Literacy Camp ($200)

Downtown Campus: July 18 – July 22
Goshen Campus: July 25 – July 29
5th & 6th Grade: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
7th & 8th Grade: 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.
Middle School students will work to solidify their foundational literacy skills by focusing on close reading, writing organization and structure, and idea development.

Prepare to Launch! ($100)

Goshen Campus
5th – 8th Grade
Dates/Times: TBA
Middle School students who want to ensure they are organized and ready for the first day of school can get an early start. Students will have the opportunity to have all the necessary supplies labeled, set up their lockers and cubbies, 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)

Downtown Campus
9th Grade
July 25 – July 29
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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 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. Prep 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). Prep for Success offers instruction in:

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

High School Summer Reading Roundtable ($75)

Downtown Campus
10th – 12th Grade
Dates/Times: TBA
Knock out your summer reading in one week! High School students will participate in a lively, Socratic discussion on the all-school summer reading book. 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.

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Athletic Camps

Open to 1st – 12th grade students, our half-day, weeklong athletic camps provide a fun way to develop fundamental skills in various sports. This summer we will be offering boys basketball, girls basketball, field hockey, soccer, and volleyball camps.

For more information or questions, please contact Olivia Netzler-Gray, High School Athletic Director, at 502.795.3920.

Field Hockey Camp ($225)

1st – 12th Grade
June 6 – June 10
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Field hockey is an eleven aside game played on a pitch 100 yards by 60 yards with a ball that has a 23cm circumference. Each player has a stick with a rounded head to play the ball with and the objective is to score goals by putting the ball in the opposing team’s goal. In this week of camp, campers will gain a general idea of how field hockey is played along with building their fundamentals for field hockey to become well-rounded players.

Soccer Camp ($225)

1st – 12th Grade
June 6 – June 10
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Football, also called association football or soccer, is a game involving two teams of 11 players who try to maneuver the ball into the other team’s goal without using their hands or arms. The team that scores more goals wins. Football (soccer in the USA) is the world’s most popular ball game in number of participants and spectators. In this session, campers will gain a general idea of how soccer is played along with building their fundamentals for soccer to become well-rounded players.

Volleyball Camp ($225)

1st – 12th Grade
June 6 – June 10
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Volleyball is a game played by two teams of six players in which an inflated ball is volleyed over a high net. Each team tries to make the ball touch the court within the opposing side’s playing areas before it can be returned. A team is allowed to touch the ball three times before returning it. In this week of camp, campers will gain a general idea of how volleyball is played along with building their fundamentals for volleyball to become well-rounded players.

Basketball Camp ($100)

2nd – 8th Grade
June 13 – June 17
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Open to boys and girls in rising 2nd – 8th grade,  this basketball camp will focus on teaching the basic fundamentals such as dribbling, passing, shooting, and team play. The camp will emphasize building these basic skills and promoting fun and a love for the game. All campers will be able to showcase their skills in individual contests and competitions as well as team play from “2 on 2” on up to competitive “5 on 5.”  Campers will be grouped by age, grade, and ability level. Questions? Please contact Shavar Cowherd.

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