Academic Summer Camps

American Sign Language (ASL) Camp: Beginners (Media Center)

American Sign Language Camp will introduce ASL through interactive games and lessons. Come learn a new language!

Instructor: Joanne Soller (Beech Grove and Decatur teacher)

  • Dates: June 4-6
  • Grades*: 1st-8th (Attendance Max: 30 students)
  • Time: 12:00-1:30 PM
  • Cost: $50/camper

American Sign Language (ASL) Camp: Intermediate (Media Center)

Intermediate American Sign Language Camp will allow more advanced students the opportunity to expand on their ASL knowledge!

Instructor: Joanne Soller (Beech Grove and Decatur teacher)

  • Dates: June 4-6
  • Grades*: 1st-8th (Attendance Max: 30 students)
  • Time: 1:30-3:00 PM
  • Cost: $50/camper

Young Authors Camp (Media Center)

Middle school campers will compose, revise, and share original writing. The week will focus on generating stories, developing characters, improving writing skills, giving and getting feedback, and publishing campers’ very own masterpieces. Each day will feature different writing games, topics, and strategies. (Attended last year? Don't fret! This summer's activities will be different -- and even more fun!)

Instructor: Denise Louthain (Current RHS English teacher)

  • Dates: June 17-June 21
  • Grades*: 5th-8th (Attendance Max: 30 students)
  • Time: 9:00-11:00 AM
  • Cost: $50/camper

Robotics (Roncalli Cafeteria)

Roncalli will be offering a one week Robotics Camp for the VEX IQ and VEX VRC categories of competition robots hosted by Mr. Ben Grimes, and several other volunteers, as a way to give grade school and high school students an opportunity to design, build, practice with and program robots to compete in the 2019-20 program! This is a great way to learn the basics of the engineering process which goes into developing a successful robot and get ahead of the game preparing for the early competitions of the new season.

Each grade school sending participants will need to also send their school's robot or robots with the participants to be worked on during the camp. Roncalli will not be providing robots for the participants, but the robots may be stored safely at Roncalli for the duration of the camp.

Camp participants will spend Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday designing and building their robots with competition fields available to practice their driving skills once they have a working design. Thursday will be focused on programming skills, where participants will learn the basics of coding their robot to perform the tasks necessary for the 2019-20 game. Friday will wrap up with completing their robots and perhaps even a mini practice competition among the robots which are ready to go.

Instructor: Ben Grimes (Current RHS Physics teacher)

  • Dates: June 17-June 21
  • Grades* and Times: 9:00 AM- Noon (Grades 3-8) , 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM (Grades 9-12) (Attendance Max: 30 students per camp)
  • Cost: $50/camper

Young Math “Artists” (Media Center)

Calling all Math Artists! We will BRUSH up on our skills of fractions, decimals and whole numbers by using all kinds of math manipulatives. We will BRUSH up on our problem solving skills/strategy skills by playing board games such as Blokus, Connect Four, Sleeping Queens, Racko and others.

Instructor: Debbie Boles (St. Jude math teacher for 34 years)

  • Dates: June 24-27
  • Grades*: 3rd-5th (Attendance Max: 16 students)
  • Time: 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
  • Cost: $50/camper

Math Gaming (Media Center)

Students will strengthen their problem solving skills by participating in strategy games like Sequence, Five Straight, Mancala, and others.

Instructor: Debbie Boles (St. Jude math teacher for 34 years)

  • Dates: June 24-27
  • Grades*: 6th-8th (Attendance Max: 16 students)
  • Time: 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
  • Cost: $50/camper

*Grades indicate the grade that the student will be in for the 2019-2020 school year.

Registration for all camps will close on Friday, May 31, 2019. Please contact Allie Ross to get your students registered for any camps.