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RCS Summer Programming

At Rochester Catholic Schools, we strive to enrich the minds, hearts, and spirits of our students throughout the summer as well as throughout the school year.

We offer kindergarten through grade 12 enrichment as part of our Summer Academy. Our high school students have the choice to participate in J-Term, and our K-8 students have several clubs and camps to attend. Explore the options for summer enrichment below!

All K-8 Summer Academy camps and clubs are open to non-RCS students. All courses are listed as "rising grade." Therefore, if it says first grade, that means for students entering first grade in the fall of 2018.

Classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis. In the event a class is filled, a waiting list will be created.

For questions please email cgregory@rcsmn.org

RCS Summer Camps

Theater Camp (Grades K-12)

The Seventh Annual Theatre Camp at RCS! This camp encourages participation and enthusiasm in the RCS theatre programs through a positive and enriching experience. We will expand understanding, appreciation, and enthusiasm of theatre through games, improvisation, storytelling (with classic tales and Bible stories), movement, and song. There will be a final performances that is an original collaborative production created by the staff and the students.

Dates/Times
Session 1: June 18 - 29
Session 2: July 9 - 20
9am - 3:30 p.m.

Location
Lourdes High School

Camp Leader
Mary Pyfferoen
mpyfferoen@rcsmn.org

Camp Fee
$150/child

Register

Coding Camp (Grades 2-5)

Creative Computer Coding! In this coding camp, children will complete activities with and without technology that will help them to better understand the process of computer coding. Topics to be covered include binary code, algorithms, computational thinking, and basic coding applications. This camp is designed for students entering grades 2-5, and will use hands on lesson activities to demonstrate the basics of coding. This coding knowledge will be utilized to complete various computer coding applications using technology. So register now to get coding this summer!

Dates/Times
June 18th-22nd (M-F)
1 pm - 3 p.m.

Location
Lourdes High School

Camp Leader
Laurie Keller
lkeller@rcsmn.org

Camp Fee
$75/child

Register

Theater Tech Camp (Grades 8-12)

Lourdes High School is offering a Summer Tech Camp for students who have interest in learning more about what goes on behind the scenes to set-up for a show, event or convocation. It is highly urged that if students want to be part of the tech crew during convocation and other events in the 2018-2019 school year that they attend this FREE camp. It is open to all incoming 8th - 12th grade students.

Dates/Times (3 day camp)
Day 1 - August 7, 2018
Day 2 - August 8, 2018
Day 3 - August 9, 2018
12:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Camp Location
Lourdes High School

Camp Leader
Patty Arndt
parndt@rcsmn.org

Camp Registration Fee
FREE

Day 1: Students will take a tour of the backstage of the auditorium, makeup/dressing rooms, black box, catwalk and the scene shop. The students will learn about paid rental contract opportunities, backstage dress code, terminology, basic convocation setup, basic rigging and curtains, shells, hearing assistance devices, intercom system, backstage and lobby monitors, presentations and projection options.

Day 2: Students will spend the day learning about the lighting including the types of light fixtures, how to change the lamps, lighting zones, refocusing, how to operate and program the light board, the preset panel , and the LED lighting.

Day 3: The students will learn about the intercom system for backstage and dressing room during shows, types of microphones and how to set them up, how to use the snake, what is gain and phantom power, how to avoid feedback and how to run and program the sound board.

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Art Camp (Grades K-8)

Come and learn about some of the most talented and amazing artists the earth has to offer! We will explore the lives and works of Georgia O'Keefe, Andy Warhol, Walt Disney, Frida Kahlo and Faith Ringgold. Not only will we learn about the lives and times of these famous artists, we will also emulate some of their famous pieces. Class will be structured as follows:

  • A program about the artist and pictures of their works.
  • Fun exercises about the artist, word searches, crossword puzzles, and other "brain games"
  • Snack and water break-please send your artist with a snack and water bottle
  • Read a short book about the artist.
  • Start the project emulating the works of our famous artist.
  • Clean up and have a short Q & A about the artist.
  • By the end of the week, your artist will have five more favorite artists!

Dates/Times
June 11-15 (Monday - Friday)
Session 1: 9-11 a.m. Grades K-5
Session 2: 12-2 p.m. Grades 6-8

Location
Lourdes High School

Camp Leader
Tonya Miller
tmiller@rcsmn.org

Camp Fee
$125 /child

Register

Intro to First Aid (Grades 5-8)

This class will be an introduction to the basic skills used in first aid and CPR. We will be following the American Red Cross guidelines and skills. During class students will be able to get hands on practice in a safe and secure environment.

Dates/Times
July 9 - 13
Monday - Friday
1pm - 3pm

Location
Lourdes High School

Camp Leaders
Ryan Freidhoff
rfreidhoff@rcsmn.org

Camp Fee
$75/child

Register

Lit Camp! (Grades 1-5)



Don’t miss out! It is time to register for Lit Camp! Prevent summer slide by enrolling your child in Lit Camp! Lit Camp is a three week, half day experience for students entering grades 1-5. Campers will be immersed in reading and writing in a fun camp-like setting! The Lit Camp model is based on literacy skills, social-emotional development, and engagement. The curriculum is based around the seven strengths of belonging, friendship, kindness, curiosity, courage, and hope. Great stories will be shared, comprehension skills practiced, independent reading time given, and time for writing and reflection. Of course, no camping experience would be complete without games, songs, and snacks! This fun summer experience is limited to 15 “campers” in each bunk group. Bunk groups will be divided by age and will be determined following registration. Campers may miss days if they are involved in other summer activities or on vacation. They will still gain much from this experience. Campers returning for a second year of Lit Camp can be assured of a brand new experience this summer.

Dates/Times
July 9, 2018 – July 27, 2018 (M-F)
Time: 9:00 – 11:30 AM

Location
Lourdes High School

Camp Leaders
Robin Erickson
erickson@rcsmn.org

Margi Newkirk
mnewkirk@rcsmn.org

Camp Fee
$150/child until April 1st
$165/child starting April 2nd

Register

Spanish Camp (Grades 1-5)

Experience fun and play the Spanish way! A week long language camp focused on learning the Spanish language and regional cultural activities through games, art and song. The program is taught in the immersion learning style. The teacher will speak only in Spanish to participants and invite them to practice their speaking skills. Participants will come home with fun flashcards to build their Spanish vocabulary. All language levels are welcomed! Participants should plan to bring a water bottle, daily snack and lots of energy!

Dates/Times
Week 1: June 11-15 students entering 1st-3rd grade
Week 2: June 18-22 students entering 4th-5th grade
Week 3: June 25-29 students entering 1st-3rd grade
9am-11:30am

Location
Lourdes High School

Camp Leader
Laura Nunez
lnunez@rcsmn.org

Camp Fee
$75/ per child per week

Register

Writing Class (Grades 3-6)

Students have the opportunity to work on the five step writing process. Students will be working on their own creative writing skills and create pieces they will contribute to a a group book.

Dates/Times
June 19 & 26,
July 10, 17, 24

Location
Lourdes High School

Camp Leader
Patty Ward-Montoya

pward-montoya@rcsmn.org

Camp Fee

$50/per child

Register

Camp Invention (K-6)

Camp Invention is back!

Dates/Times
July 30th - August 3rd
Monday - Friday
9am - 3:30pm

Location
Lourdes High School

Instructor
Ryan Freidhoff

Course Fee
$210/student (Use Code: IDEAS15)

Register

J-Term Courses at Lourdes High School

ACT Test Preparation Course (Grades 10-12)

Provide an economical opportunity for Lourdes students to increase their ACT and PSAT scores, increasing the most recent average Lourdes ACT composite score from 25.9 to 27.5.

Dates/Times
June 11-14 and 25-28
Monday-Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Location
Lourdes High School

Instructor
Dave Blissenbach
dave@sylvanrochester.com

Course Fee
$440/student (minimum 15)

Register

Sociology (Grades 11-12)

Sociology: A New Perspective is a discussion based class, make sure you come ready to talk and discuss your thoughts and opinions on a variety of current day issues and topics. This class does require a device and will use Google Classroom for all assignments, notes, and study guides. Sociology: A New Perspective will have a variety of texts that we will read, and some of those will be at a college level. This course will cover a variety of issues, that can be seen as controversial, all students are required to be respectful of their peer's opinions and thoughts and should be ready to share their opinions on the topics.

Dates/Times
June 18-29
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 12 pm

Location
Lourdes High School

Instructor
Riley Sinn
rsinn@rcsmn.org

Course Fee
$300/ per student

Register

Advanced Reading Course (Grades 8-11)

Provide an economical opportunity for Lourdes students to increase their Reading Speed and Comprehension, better equipping them for the rigors of high school courses, standardized testing, and college courses. With the successful completion of this course, Sylvan typically sees student reading speeds double while maintaining high comprehension.

Dates/Times
July 9 - 13
12pm - 2pm

Location
Lourdes High School

Camp Leader
Dave Blissenbach
dave@sylvanrochester.com

Course Fee
$220/student

Register