Summer Camps 2020

ATHLETIC CAMPS

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Boys/Girls Football Camp CANCELLED
Date: June 8 – 11 (Monday to Thursday)
Time: 9:00 AM-Noon
Age: Rising 1st – 8th Grade
Coach: Jon Wheeler
Cost: $125.00

Boys/ Girls Basketball Camp CANCELLED
Date: June 8 – 11 (Monday to Thursday)
Time: 1:00 -4:00 PM
Age: Rising 4th – 9th Grade
Coach: Paul Assinesi
Cost: $125.00

Baseball Camp
Date: June 15 – 18 (Monday to Thursday)
Time: 9:00 AM-Noon
Age: Rising 2nd – 8th Grade (expanded)
Coach: George Turmon
Cost: $125.00

Softball Camp
Date: June 15 – 18 (Monday to Thursday)
Time: 4:00 -6:00 PM
Age: Rising 3rd – 12th Grade (expanded)
Coach: David Dickson
Cost: $125.00

Girls/Boys Speed and Agility
Date: June 22 – 26
Time: 11:00 AM-Noon
Age: Rising 6th – 12th
Coach: Josh Reynolds
Cost: $125.00

Girls/Boys Soccer Camp
Date: July 6 – 9
Time: 9:00 AM-Noon
Age: Rising 3rd – 12th
Coaches: Frank Kucinic and Rick Morris
Cost: $125.00

Girls/Boys Speed and Agility
Date: July 13 – 17
Time: 11:00 AM-Noon
Age: Rising 6th – 12th
Coach: Josh Reynolds
Cost: $125.00

Girls Volleyball
Date: August 3rd – 7th
Time: 9:00 AM-Noon
Age: Rising 3rd – 9th; Open to All Experience Levels
Coach: Jan Carino
Cost: $125.00

Cheer Camp
Date: August 3rd – 7th
Time: 9:00 AM-Noon
Age: Rising 2nd – 5th
Coach: Jessica Reynolds
Cost: $125.00

Questions? Contact Becky Van Evera

ACADEMIC CAMPS

Class size is limited. Please do not delay, as camps fill up quickly.

Middle School Math Camp (for rising 6th through 8th graders)
Date: August 3 – 14
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Instructors: SJCS Math Department Chair George Carr
Cost: $250.00
Fundamental math skills will be reviewed to prepare students for our middle school math program.  In addition, related work will be given out for the remaining summer weeks.

Middle School Reading Bootcamp (for rising 6th through 8th graders)
Date: July 20 – 24
Time: 9:00 AM – 12 Noon
Instructors: SJCS English Teacher Phyllis Stanton and SJCS Aquinas Director Carolyn Johnsen
Cost: $175.00
Reading is the basis for all learning, and this camp will introduce proven, research-based strategies to improve reading comprehension in all subject areas. Through guided lessons and hands-on practice, students will develop specific approaches for making reading both more productive and more enjoyable.

Middle School Language Arts Camp (for rising 6th and 7th graders)
Date: July 27 – July 31
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 AM
Instructor: SJCS English Teacher Kenneth Covington
Cost: $150.00
This camp will review the fundamentals of grammar and punctuation, including capitalization, the comma, the apostrophe, pronoun use and agreement, the adjective, the adverb, and word order. At the end of the camp, students should be better able to identify and explain the elements of proper writing.

Lost Tools of Writing Introductory Camp (for new/returning 8th and 9th graders)
Date: July 20 – July 24
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Instructor: SJCS English Teacher Jay Tierney
Cost: $150.00
The Lost Tools of Writing methodology has been adopted by SJCS in order to give students a systematic approach to writing persuasive essays. This program is introduced in sixth grade and continued extensively in seventh grade. By the time students reach eighth grade, they are expected to know how to generate ideas, structure a clearly organized and highly persuasive essay, and write with style and creativity. This camp will review the terminology and outlines that rising 8th and 9th grade students should be familiar with as well as serve as a helpful refresher to anyone who would like to brush up on his/her writing skills.

High School Study Skills Camp (for rising 9th and 10th graders)
Date: July 20 – July 24
Time: 8:00 – 10:00AM
Instructor: SJCS English Teacher Kenneth Covington
Cost: $150.00
This camp will provide instruction in the organizational skills, time management, and self-discipline necessary for academic success. Instruction includes techniques for efficient and effective reading, note-taking, studying, test preparation, and more.

Questions? Contact Jennifer DeForest

Camp registration and payment are due one week prior to the start of camp.
Cancellation policy: half payment is refunded prior to the start of camp.

FINE ARTS CAMPS

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“Rising Stars” Theatre Camp (for Rising 3rd-8th graders)
Date: June 8-12
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Instructor: Ms. Teresa McGrath (+HS volunteers)
Cost: $130.00
Get ready for your moment to shine in the spotlight! During this week-long camp, we will prepare a short play to be performed on the last day and all campers will have a performance role! The first day begins with auditions, casting, and a read-thru. On each day following, the students will work together step-by-step to prepare for the final event, performing for their families and friends.

High School Improvisation (for Rising 8th-12th graders)
Date: June 8-11 (Monday-Thursday)
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Instructor: Ms. Teresa McGrath
Cost: $80.00
This camp is open to beginners and experienced Improvisers! The goal of the camp is to focus intensively on learning to work as an ensemble and hone the quick-thinking skills needed for Improvisation, along with the basic skills of storytelling. Through their work, each individual student will gain more confidence and performance experience as they interact in play with a new group of performers exploring this dimension of theatre work.

Questions? Contact Teresa McGrath

DAY CAMPS

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Rising 3rd-5th Grade

Kitchen Chemistry (max of 15 people)
Date: July 13 – 17
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan (7th Grade Science Teacher)
Cost: $150.00
Calling all mini chemists! Mix, measure, and explore various household ingredients to create something truly out of the ordinary. During this camp, you will be combining everyday ingredients and learning how they interact with one another. The best part – you get to eat many of your yummy experiments!

Day Tripper
Date: June 22 – 26
Time: 9:00 AM-Noon
Instructor: Mrs. Greshan Charlton (Dean of Student Support)
Cost: $300.00 (Price includes entrance to all activities)
Go on a different field trip every day! Explore all the fun activities Greenville has to offer while making new friends. We will be going to places like Big Air, Greenville Zoo, and the Children’s Museum. This is a bunch of summer fun you don’t want to miss!

Cooking for Beginners (Limited to 8 campers)
Date: July 6 – 10
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Chef Shawn (Director of FLIK Dining Services at SJCS)
Cost: $175.00
Come learn your way around a kitchen! During this yummy camp, you will learn the basics of cooking and make something delicious every day. Because this camp is limited to 8 campers, you will have a lot of individualized attention to learn how to become a master chef!

Ultimate Mash-Up
Date: July 27 – 31
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz Please check out their website!
Cost: $135.00
Bricks 4 Kidz Mash-Up camp combines all the most popular themes into one week! Every day kids will explore a different theme from Superhero, Star Wars, Disney®, Minecraft, and more! Kids will get to create 3D models, motorized technic builds, and LEGO® art mosaics all week long! For kids that love multiple themes, this is the perfect camp experience.

Animal Adventure
Date: July 6 – 10
Time: 9:00 AM-Noon
Instructor: Mrs. Greshan Charlton (Dean of Student Support)
Cost: $250.00 (Price includes entrance to all activities)
Calling all animal enthusiasts! This wildly inspired week will consist of hands-on interactions and the exploration of both wildlife and domestic animals. Campers will take day trips to the Greenville Humane Society and Greenville Zoo. We will finish out the week with a service learning project.

Harry Potter World
Date: June 22 – 26
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Ms. Emily Brace (Special Education Teacher at Hardy Elementary)
Cost: $175. 00
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted into the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Come explore the magical world of Harry Potter with us. This is a week filled with fun, joy, and a little competition. Get to know your fellow housemates as you build your wand, compete for the Tri-Wizard Cup, or challenge the Slytherins to a quidditch match! I can’t wait to see what you stir up in Potions class! Don’t forget to bring your courage and bravery as we go on a quest for the Sorcerer’s Stone! I can’t wait to see you at the castle!

 

Keitt Brace
Student Activities Director

Summer Fun
Date: June 15 – 20
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Mrs. Keitt Brace (Student Activities Director)
Cost: $150.00
Let’s celebrate the best of summer! Get ready for 5 jam packed days of all things warm and wet! We will be playing outside, making a sweet treat every afternoon (get ready for some homemade ice-cream), making crafts and of course, playing with water balloons. Let’s soak up all summer fun!

Rising 6th – 8th Grade

Woodworking
Date: July 6th – 10th
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Mr. Frank Kucinic (Physical and Health Education Teacher)
Cost: $200. 00
St. Joseph taught Jesus the skills of carpentry. If this form of art and creation interests you, sign up for this hands on class that will explore the basic skills of woodworking and carpentry. Students will walk away from the class having completed a woodworking creation!

Day Trippers (max of 14 people)
Date: June 22 – 26
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan (7th Grade Science Teacher)
Cost: $300. 00 (Price includes entrance to all activities)
Go on a different field trip every day! Explore all the fun activities Greenville has to offer while making new friends. We will be going to places like Paris Mountain, Big Air, and Roper Mountain Science Center. This is a bunch of summer fun you don’t want to miss!

School of Rock
Date: June 22 – 26
Time: 9:00 AM-Noon
Instructor: Mr. Jacob Kiser (SJCS Alumni)
Cost: $150. 00
Come join this opportunity for students to experience creating music with others in a contemporary setting, whether you have been playing the guitar for 3 years, or have never touched an instrument, all are welcome!

Cooking Fundamentals (Limited to 8 campers)
Date: July 13 – 17
Time: 1:00  – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Chef Shawn (Director of FLIK Dining Services at SJCS)
Cost: $175. 00
Come learn your way around a kitchen! During this yummy camp, you will learn the basics of cooking and make something delicious every day. Because this camp is limited to 8 campers, you will have a lot of individualized attention to learn how to become a master chef!

Challenge Island
Date: July 13 -17
Time: 9:00 AM-Noon
Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz (Please check out their website!)
Cost: $135.00
Calling all innovative and inventive kids to an adventure in STEAM and entrepreneurship! You and your tribe will learn the ins and outs of launching your own successful business as you build, design, and create brand new stores and associated product lines all week long: From PIZZApreneur Day to SWEETrepreneur Day to HAUNTrepreneur Day to PETrepreneur Day. Can you convince the city planners that your tribe’s business belongs in the new Challenge
Island Mal? Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind entrepreneurial experience?

Summer Service
Date: June 15 – 19
Time: 9:00 AM-Noon
Instructor: Mr. Gabe Lewis (SJCS Campus Minister)
Cost: $150. 00
The meaning of life is a gift. To give to others, to love others, is one of the only ways to find meaning and grow as a person. The St. Joseph’s Service Learning Camp will be a week of experiences of giving of ourselves and our time to those in need. Life is about responding, and this week we will respond to our own community. We will verify together whether life truly does grow and become more interesting by being given away.

High School

Summer Service
Date: June 22 – 26
Time: 9:00 AM-Noon
Instructor: Mr. Gabe Lewis (SJCS Campus Minister)
Cost: $175. 00
The meaning of life is a gift. To give to others, to love others, is one of the only ways to find meaning and grow as a person. The St. Joseph’s Service Learning Camp will be a week of experiences of giving of ourselves and our time to those in need. Life is about responding, and this week we will respond to our own community. We will verify together whether life truly does grow and become more interesting by being given away. This can count towards your service hours for the upcoming school year.

Questions? Contact Keitt Brace

COLLEGE COUNSELING CAMPS

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College Application Workshop
Date: August 5th – 6th
Time: August 5th (1:00 – 3:00 PM), August 6th (10 AM-Noon)
Instructors: Mrs. Butler and Ms. Najmabadi
Cost: FREE
This workshop is open to SJCS rising seniors. Students will have the opportunity to work on applications (Common App and others) and have a college counselor on hand to answer questions both days. Please bring your laptop or electronic device that has internet capability as we will be accessing and completing the actual college application forms during the workshop.

College Essay Workshop
Date: June 22 – 25 (Monday to Thursday)
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Instructors: Various college admission representatives along with Mrs. Butler and Ms. Najmabadi
Cost: $200 for SJCS students and $250 for all other students
This workshop is open to rising seniors (SJCS and other local schools). College admissions representatives from Furman, Wofford, and PC will present and work with small groups of students on all phases of the college application essay from brainstorming ideas through finalization.

Questions? Contact Heather Najmabadi

 

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