Welcome to summer camp at Cathedral of St. John Berchmans Catholic School!
SJB is excited to announce that this summer, we will be hosting full-day summer camp for students entering pre K3-8th grades. We are offering an eight week summer camp beginning June 6 and lasting until July 29. Drop-off begins as early as 7:30 and pickup ends at 5:30. Snacks are included, but campers will need to bring their own lunch. You can register by the week, month, or entire 8-week program.
We plan to offer a variety of activities involving sports, art, and educational exercises. Each day will be structured so that your camper will enjoy his/her summer experience in a safe environment hosted by many of our awesome SJB faculty members.
During Week 1 of summer camp, our campers in K3 and up will attend Vacation Bible School led by the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans.
Weeks 2-8 will be themed. On Mondays, our staff will introduce the week's theme and “Saint of the Week” to our campers. On most Tuesdays our campers will enjoy team sports with various sports teams from Loyola College Prep. Wednesdays will be water days (think sprinklers, slip n slide, etc)- don’t forget your towel, sunscreen and dry clothes. Thursdays are reserved for active recovery and more on-theme fun. Fridays are extra “fun days” and we will encourage our students to dress up with the theme and we will do extra fun on-themed activities.
The themes for weeks 2 through 8 are as follows:
Week 2 (6/13-6/17) Farm to Table
This week our campers will learn about St. Isidore the farmer and plant a garden which they will cultivate for the duration of the 8-week summer program. The LCP Baseball team will join us this week on Tuesday from 9-11. We will have garden themed art projects and Friday our campers can wear their favorite farm attire (think John Deere vs Kabota and overalls).
Week 3 (6/20-6/24) Princess & Superheroes
During week 3 our campers will learn about St. Adelaide of Italy (patron saint of princesses) and St. George (patron saint of knights). The LCP Cheerleaders will join us during Week 3 on Wednesday from 2-4. On Friday our campers will be encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero or princess.
Week 4 (6/27-7/1) Under the Big Top - The Circus Life
St. Julian the Hospitaller, patron saint of clowns and circus workers, is the saint of the week for week 4. The LCP Softball team will join us this week on Tuesday from 9-11. Friday we will host a circus/carnival themed games in the Multi-Room. Feel free to wear your favorite circus attire.
Week 5 (7/5-7/8) 5-4-3-2-1 BLAST OFF
Join us for an “ Out of this World” experience as we study outer space and St. Joseph of Cupertino (the patron saint of astronauts). As always, wear your coolest space tshirt or dress as an astronaut on Friday. LCP will not be able to join us this week, but don't worry, we will be sure to have some team sport activities planned for our campers.
Week 6 (7/11-7/15) Sports Week
This week will be loaded with all the sporty things. LCP will be on campus to train our campers in the following sports:
Monday - Track & Field, Lacrosse, and both girls and boys Basketball
Tuesday - Track & Field, Lacrosse, and both girls and boys Basketball
Wednesday - Football, Soccer and Volleyball
Thursday - Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball
Friday - Football, Baseball, and girls and boys Basketball
We will also have esports for our older campers. Our saint of the week is St. Sebastian (patron saint of athletes and fortitude). Wear your favorite team jersey on Friday.
Week 7 (7/18-7/22) Treasure Island
This week will be a week of adventure and treasure maps. Our saint of the week is St. Nicholas the patron saint of sailors and repentant thieves. On Friday dress up as a pirate or mermaid. LCP will not be able to join us this week, but don't worry, we will be sure to have some team sport activities planned for our campers.
Week 8 (7/25-7/29) Underwater
This week we will learn about St. Brendan of Clonfert (the patron saint of Marine biologists). The LCP Softball team will join us this week on Tuesday from 9-11. Dress up with us on Friday as your favorite underwater creature, grab your shark fins and fish faces… or just wear a fishing shirt. Either way you are sure to make a splash.
Upon registering, you will be added to our summer camp email list and receive additional information about attending camp.
If you have questions, contact us at summercamp@sjbcathedralschool. org