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Summer Camps

With over 40 different types of camps, Assumption High School is offering a variety of stimulating enrichment and athletic sessions, including 22 new options. Camps are open to girls and boys in grades K-11. Space is limited, register today!

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ATHLETIC CAMPS

Archery

We are excited to announce that we will once again be offering two coed options for archery camp this summer. The morning session is for beginner archers who have little to no experience shooting a bow and would like to learn more about the proper archery fundamentals and techniques. The afternoon session is for intermediate/advanced archers who have a basic level or higher of archery experience and would like to learn additional techniques and fundamentals.  This year, we will have 3D targets to practice on, in addition to more games and drawings to give away prizes including two bows.

Contact: archery@ahsrockets.org

Beginner: Grades 4 – 8 (girls and boys) | June 22 – 24, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. | $75 | American Legion

Intermediate/Advanced: Grades 4 – 8 (girls and boys) | June 22 – 24, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. | $75 | American Legion

Basketball 

The Assumption Rockets will be offering a high-level skills clinic led by Head Coach Stacy Pendleton, and his rocket varsity basketball players. Coach Pendleton has won nearly 400 games, a state championship, and numerous coach of the year awards. In addition, he has sent over 30 players on to play college basketball. Come learn from the best and interact with rocket varsity players while focusing on all the fundamentals, and competing in three on three, five on five, and Rocket Rodeo competitions. Camp store will be available for snacks.

Grades 2 – 5 (Girls) | June 8 – 11, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | $120 | Assumption Gym

Grades 6 – 9 (Girls) | June 8 – 11, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. | $120 | Assumption Gym

Cheerleading 

Come join the Assumption cheerleaders for two days of fun-filled cheerleading! You will learn proper technique and fundamentals of high school cheerleading from the AHS varsity cheerleaders and coaching staff. The two days will be broken down into blocks of cheer, dance, jumps, and stunts! On the last day family and friends are invited to watch a performance at 11:45 a.m.

Grades 1 – 8 (Girls) | June 12 – 13, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $85 | Assumption Gym

Cross Country 

Assumption cross country has a tradition of excellence, including six state championships and three Nike Cross Country National Championship berths! The camp is led by Head Coach Barry Haworth and is a great way to prepare for the upcoming cross-country season. Campers will do daily runs, and Coach Haworth will help the girls learn effective injury prevention, stretching routines, and most importantly, how to make running fun!

Grades 5 – 9 (Girls) | July 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., July 11, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., July 12 – 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | $40 | E.P. Tom Sawyer, picnic area

Field Hockey 

This camp will offer an enjoyable experience for all players.  We will teach basic field hockey stick skills along with general team concepts.  Campers will be grouped based on ability and age.  We will have introductory icebreaker-type games, and both small and large game situations. Camp will end with lively competition! For questions, please email jody.schaefer@ahsrockets.org.  

Grades 1 – 4 (Girls) | June 8-10, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. | $110 | Assumption Green

Grades 5 – 8 (Girls) | June 8-10, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. | $110 | Assumption Green

Grades 1 – 4 (Girls) | June 11 – 12, 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. | $110 | Assumption Green

Grades 5 – 8 (Girls) | June 11 – 12, 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. | $110 | Assumption Green

Field Hockey Skills and Drills/Tryout Prep (formerly elite camp) 

This camp is a pre-try out skills camp for the more experienced player.  We will focus on skills through small group instruction with elite college and high school players and will then apply those skills in both small game situations and full field experiences.  Advanced stick skills (chips, lifts, sweeps, 3D skills) will be taught along with basic skill polishing.  This camp is great prep for ANY high school tryout or preseason training, no matter the player’s high school choice. For questions, please email jody.schaefer@ahsrockets.org.  

Grades 4 – 9 (Girls) | July 12, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. and July 13, 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.  | $110 | Assumption Green

Lacrosse 

Assumption’s lacrosse camp is designed to teach and develop the fundamental skills of the game: throwing, catching, cradling, shooting, feeding, ground balls, and offensive and defensive skills while focusing on improving participants’ level of confidence. Our camp offers players the opportunity to improve their stick skills and conceptual understanding of the game through challenging drills, skill building activities, and full-field scrimmages. The camp staff includes the AHS coaching staff, along with varsity and rising JV players.

Grade 5 – 9 (Girls) | June 8 – 11, 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. | $100 | Assumption Green

Soccer 

The Assumption High School soccer camp is designed for young players looking to develop their fundamental skills and grow their love for the game. Our goal is to instill the joy of the game in each camper by focusing on sound technical development in a fun and inclusive environment.

Grade K – 4 (Girls) | June 15 – 17, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. | $100 | Assumption Green

Elite Soccer 

The Assumption High School advanced soccer camp is designed to further player development and introduce campers to higher levels of technical and tactical training. Our goal is to prepare campers to play at the high school level, by focusing on team concepts.

Grade 5 – 9 (Girls) | June 15 – 17, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. | $100 | Assumption Green

Softball 

We invite you to learn to play softball the Rocket way! Players will be taught by the Assumption coaching staff as well as current and former players. Our camp counselors will also include current college softball players. Campers will be challenged through competitive games, and fundamentals will be taught to build confidence! Start your summer with us, and have fun being active while learning new skills. Email Coach Pinkston for questions at lisa.pinkston@ahsrockets.org.

Grades 1 – 4 (Girls) | June 9 – 11, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $120 | Assumption Green

Grades 5 – 9 (Girls) | June 9 – 11, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. | $120 | Assumption Green

NEW! Strength and Conditioning

This camp, led by 21-time state champion Coach Ron Kordes, will offer instruction in basic and intermediate skills of volleyball. Campers will be grouped per ability to maximize their individual learning experience. Attention will be directed to playing strategies, physical and jump training, teamwork, leadership, and having fun! 

This summer, Assumption’s strength and conditioning program, Edge Sports Performance is offering a camp for all incoming freshman and future rockets going into the 8th grade. The camp will focus on teaching the foundational movement patterns of speed, agility, change of direction, deceleration, and strength. This is the perfect time to start learning the concepts and tools students will need for training once they begin their athletic career at Assumption. Each day of camp will have a strong focus on teaching the basics of strength and conditioning.

Grades 8 – 9 (Girls) | Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 2 – June 25, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. (June 23 will be held from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.) | $120 | Highland Hall

Volleyball

This camp, led by 22-time state champion Coach Ron Kordes and staff, will offer instruction in basic and intermediate skills of volleyball. Campers will be grouped per ability to maximize their individual learning experience. Attention will be directed to playing strategies, physical and jump training, teamwork, leadership, and having fun!

Grades K – 4 (Girls) | July 7 – 9, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | $80 | Assumption Gym

Grades K – 4 (Girls) | July 7 – 9, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.| $80 | Assumption Gym

Grades 7 – 9 (Girls) | July 13 – 16, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | $100 | Assumption Gym

Grades 5 – 6 (Girls) | July 13 – 16, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.| $100 | Assumption Gym

ENRICHMENT CAMPS

NEW SESSION! Affective Skills – Building a Positive Self-image for Girls 

Girls will have the opportunity to spend time with their peers doing activities, making crafts, role-playing, singing, dancing, and learning one of the most important life lessons: that she is a valuable person, she has dignity and worth, and what she does makes a difference. We will focus on building self-esteem and helping young girls create and maintain a positive body image! Come join us as we learn a little more about ourselves and each other. Bonus: each camper will receive a patch which can be placed on the back of their sash or tunic if they are a member of Daisy Scouts, Brownies, or Girl Scouts. However, you are NOT required to be a member of a Girl Scout organization to attend. *Special note: If your daughter attended this camp in the past, it will not be the exact same lessons, instruction or activities, but many of the same concepts will be covered. 

We will provide a snack for the K-2 grade age groups for both morning and afternoon sessions.

Campers in the 3-5 grade and 6-8 grade age groups should bring a sack lunch with a drink.

Grades K – 2 (Girls) | June 15 – 16, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | $70 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

Grades K – 2 (Girls) | June 15 – 16, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. | $70 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

Grades 3 – 5 (Girls) | June 17, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | $70 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

Grades 6 – 8 (Girls) | June 18, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | $70 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

AHS: Ancient Heroic Stories 

This camp is not to be myth-ed! Students spend a week exploring and interacting with the gods and goddesses of Greek mythology. All are welcome—beginning heroes and Percy Jackson fans alike! By the end of camp, students will increase their understanding of classical mythology and its echoes today. The camp culminates in a symposium that highlights students’ interpretations of myth through visual and performing arts.

Ages 10 – 14 (Girls and boys) | June 8 – 11, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. | $80 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

Alexander Campilton

Do not throw away your “shot”! Students take a deep dive into Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton, drawing on English and Social Studies to explore what makes the script a smash hit. From poetic devices to primary sources, students will interact with language and harness their own creative voice as they learn how history translates from page to stage. Ready your quills, powder your wigs, brush up your lip-syncing skills, and buckle up: this camp is “Non-Stop.”

Ages 10 – 14 (Girls and boys) | June 22 – 25, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | $80 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby 

Art Lab 

This hands-on camp will explore each of the main visual arts: painting, ceramics, drawing and sculpture. Campers will complete at least one project in each discipline to take home. *Clay pieces may take slightly longer to process and will be available for pick up the following Thursday 6/18) Campers will get messy so please dress accordingly! Cover ups are available, or campers may bring their own.

Grades 3 – 5 (Girls and boys) | June 1 – 4, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. | $100 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

Grades 6 – 8 (Girls and boys) | June 1 – 4, 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. | $100 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

Bard Wars: Shakespeare through Star Wars

How do Luke and Rey mirror Henry V? Does Kylo Ren’s plight echo the drama of Hamlet? Could Han and Leia star in Much Ado About Nothing? Come explore the connections between the Star Wars saga and the plays of William Shakespeare. Students will discover how classic drama influences modern cinema, read and perform Shakespearean texts, and develop their knowledge of both Elizabethan England and a galaxy far, far away to understand how the Bard will be with us always. Prior experience with Star Wars and Shakespeare is encouraged but not required.

Ages 11 – 14 (Girls and boys) | June 15 – 18, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. | $80 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

NEW! Chainmaille Jewelry Workshop

Chainmaille is the looping of small metal rings in a pattern to make everything from earrings to armor fit for a knight. Campers won’t be visiting King Arthur’s court, but they will be using techniques dating back to the Vikings to learn how to make chainmaille jewelry. Each camper will make their own bracelet to take home and receive the necessary supplies to make more jewelry in the future.

Grades 5 – 8 (Girls) | June 10, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | $50 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

NEW! Children’s Choir

If your child loves to sing, then Assumption’s children’s choir is the camp to attend this summer! Campers will learn basic music reading skills, how to match pitch patterns and sing in unison with partner songs. Those who have a stronger foundation in music may even be given an instrument to accompany the song. The only requirement is a love of singing.  A short concert will be held for family and friends on the last day of camp.  

Grades 4 – 8 (Girls and boys) | June 15 – 18, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. | $100 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

NEW! Color Your World

This fun-filled camp provides the child that has had some interest in art to continue to explore painting, drawing, sculpture and printing. Each day campers will make a project with one of the mediums. Come have some fun!

Grades 3 – 6 (Girls and boys) | July 13 – 16, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | $150 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobbyC

Creating Calligraphy

Spend a week learning the ins and outs of hand lettering! Campers will learn techniques and use calligraphy markers to learn how to make their handwriting stand out. Each camper will receive a calligraphy pen of their choice as well as a notebook which they will decorate, practice their handwriting, and take home at the end of camp.

Grades 5 – 8 (Girls) | June 15 – 18, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | $150 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

NEW! Creative Crafts

This camp will give kids the opportunity to show off their creative side by making projects such as paper bead jewelry, hand-made cards, weaving dream catchers and much more! Each day will be filled with a new and exciting craft that campers will love. All ages and skill levels are welcome!

Grades 2 – 9 (Girls and boys) | July 13 – 15, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | $80 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

Digital Photography Camp

Campers will learn how to use their digital cameras while exploring action, nature, portrait, and still life photography. Each camper will need to have a digital camera and an SD card to participate.

Grades 5 – 8 (Girls and boys) | July 6 – 9, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $100 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobbyD

Drama

This fun and fast paced camp introduces young actors to the wide-open world of drama.  Instructors will lead students in warm-ups, creative drama activities, and basic acting exercises that will help students to feel confident using their voices, bodies, and imaginations as instruments for creative expression. This camp will end with a culminating showcase.

Ages 6 – 8 (Girls and boys) | June 8 – 11, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | $120 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby
Ages 9 – 11 (Girls and boys) | June 15 – 18, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | $120 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby
Ages 12 – 14 (Girls and boys) | June 22 – 25, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. | $120 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

NEW! Fine Dining

Grab your apron and join us for a more gastronomically progressive camp. This course raises the bar on recipes that campers will prepare by honing their culinary skills and allowing them to really dig into a higher class of ingredients in some very famous dishes. Campers will work together on a detailed menu consisting of a variety of cured meats, shellfish, steak and vegetables to prepare delicious five-star cuisines. This will be a true adventure for their taste buds!

Grades 5 – 9 (Girls and boys) | June 8 – 11, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $200 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

NEW! Fun with Fondant

Campers will prepare and bake cakes and cupcakes from scratch. They will then make their own buttercream frosting and learn simple piping techniques to decorate their delicious confections. will learn how to prepare and decorate with fondant. To complete their dessert, campers will learn how to mold, shape and cut fondant to showcase their own creativity. Featured sweets will include fancy floral cupcakes and adorable character cakes. This camp will be taught by Assumption’s lead baker who has over 20 years of experience and trained at Sullivan University.

Grades 3 – 5 (Girls and boys) | June 22 – 25, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. | $125 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

New! Junior Art Lab

This fun filled art camp provides children with a wonderful introduction to several forms of visual art. Each day brings a new project that may include drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Come have some fun!

Grades K – 2 (Girls and boys) | July 20 – 23, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. | $150 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

New! Level up! Building Video Games and Controller

This camp will introduce graphical coding skills through SCRATCH programming, along with some basic electronics ideas, including digital, and analog input/output devices like switches, buzzers and LEDs. Campers will learn to code their own games and animated stories, and then create customized controllers out of real-world objects. Campers will be given a BBC Microbit programmable micro-computer which will be theirs to take keep at the end of camp!

Grades 5 – 8 (Girls and boys) | July 13 – 16, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | $150 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

*Experienced coders entering 3rd or 4th grade may be considered on a case by case basis.s

Musical Theatre 

This summer camp offers young singers and actors the chance to polish their musical theatre skills. Students will learn the ins and outs of choosing the right music, auditioning skills, beginning vocal technique, exploring choreography, and “selling” the song. The class will be taught by Jan Tedesco, musical director for Assumption’s fall Broadway productions.

Grades 8 – 11 (Girls and boys) | June 22 – 25, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | $110 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

NEW! Never Speechless

Through short skits, improvisational pieces and impromptu speeches on familiar topics, campers will practice thinking on their feet to prepare and share their passions and opinions with confidence.  On the last day campers will perform in a mini-showcase for friends and family.

Grades 6 – 9 (Girls and boys) | June 22 – 25, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | $75 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

NEW! Rocket Scientists

Join us in the lab as we explore the areas of biology, chemistry and ecology/geology. Each day campers will engage in exciting activities and experiments to learn more about these areas of science. Grab your lab coat and come join the fun! For safety purposes, all campers must wear closed toe shoes in the laboratory.

Grades 4 – 6 (Girls) | June 1 – 3, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. | $125 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

Sensational Scrapbooking 

You’re invited to come learn some creative ideas for scrapbooking memories! Discover techniques to create interesting page layout designs and learn some fun photography tips too. Campers will create four (4) different scrapbook projects including a traditional scrapbook. Each camper will be given a personal supply box to take home at the end of the week. All supplies will be provided but participants will need to bring their own pictures for projects each day. No scrapbooking experience necessary.

Grades 2 – 9 (Girls and boys) | June 22 – 25, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | $95 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

NEW! Sing and ‘Rock-et’!

Girls and boys who love to belt out tunes are invited to learn new songs to sing and play together. They will learn basic rhythm and pitch patterns to make music together. A short concert will be held for family and friends on the last day of camp.

Grades 1 – 3 (Girls and boys) | June 15 – 18, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. | $80 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

NEW! Stand Up for Compassion: What’s Your Green Dot?

Nearly three out of four young people say they have seen bullying in their schools.Did you ever wonder if there was something YOU could do to make the world a better, nicer place through your actions? When bystanders intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time. You’re invited to come learn about a program called Green Dot that teaches easy techniques for creating a culture of kindness in your community. You will spend the day learning how to make a difference through hands-on activities, games, and small group discussions. Meet some of our Assumption students who have gone through bystander empowerment training at AHS. Snacks and Green Dot swag will be provided. *Statistics taken from stopbullying.gov

Grades 6 – 8 (Girls and boys) | June 8, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. | $50 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

NEW! STEAM Camp

Campers will experience some of the coolest science, technology, engineering, art and math projects. These projects will help feed the senses while kids play and learn. Get ready to have some fun!

Grades K – 2 (Girls and boys) | July 20 – 23, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | $125 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

Grades 3 – 6 (Girls and boys) | July 13 – 16, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. | $125 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

Stress Relief Workshop

The middle school years can be fun and exciting, but they can also cause a lot of stress!In this workshop campers will learn what causes stress and various strategies for dealing with it. We’ll discuss major sources of stress like procrastination; dealing with change, conflict, anger, and regret; thinking traps, relationship challenges, and decision-making dilemmas. Strategies related to mindfulness, movement, healthy communication, goal-setting, and problem-solving will also be learned. To develop new skills, campers will watch two movies, do a few crafts, and even create their own “Stress Relief Survival Kit” to take home!

Grades 5 – 9 (Girls) | June 1 – 4, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | $90 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

NEW! Study Smarter, Not Harder

This camp will be an overview and practice of skills that will benefit students in middle school, high school and beyond. Learn tools for effective study and academic performance including active listening, organization, goal setting, time management and good study habits. Campers will be shown strategies to help them complete assignments and tests successfully while engaging in practice and interactive tasks.

Grades 7 – 8 (Girls and boys) | July 20 – 23, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | $100 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

NEW! Taste the World

This camp will feature a selection of tasty desserts from around the globe, giving campers the opportunity to travel the world by taste! Each day will take their taste buds on a journey as they experience flavors from various countries. Campers will enjoy making cakes from Spain, Baklava from the Middle East, French macarons, Italian Panna Cotta and more! This camp will be taught by Assumption’s lead baker who has over 20 years of experience and trained at Sullivan University.

Grades 6 – 8 (Girls and boys) | July 6 – 9, 11:30 – 3:00 p.m. | $150 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

NEW! Test Kitchen

Baking is a science! Campers will learn basic techniques to apply to a variety of baked goods. They will also learn baking terminology, and the science behind “why it works” by conducting various baking experiments. The goal is to understand the importance of following directions, and the purpose of weighing and measuring ingredients. Campers will learn how to make muffins, cookies, bread, cupcakes and more! This camp will be taught by Assumption’s lead baker who has over 20 years of experience and trained at Sullivan University.

Grades 3 – 5 (Girls and boys) | July 13 – 16, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. | $125 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

NEW! That’s Debatable

Learn the essentials of building and defending a strong case with the award-winning debate team at AHS. Campers will explore the parts of an academic debate round, develop a strong claim, find solid evidence to support it, and explain their case with clear reasoning. On the last day campers will participate in a Public Forum style debate.

Grades 6 – 9 (Girls and boys) | June 22 – 25, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | $75 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

NEW! Trendy Cream Tarts

Cream tarts are a beautiful and unique twist on traditional cakes. This camp involves learning various baking and decorating techniques to create stunning, giant layered cookies. Campers will learn how to mix, roll, cut and bake the cookies. They will prepare various custards, fillings, and frostings that will be used for layering the tart. The importance of color and tones will be discussed as well. Piping skills will be learned as campers make French macarons, meringue cookies, and buttercream flowers for garnish. The result is sure to be tasty and gorgeous! This camp will be taught by Assumption’s lead baker who has over 20 years of experience and trained at Sullivan University.

Grades 6 – 8 (Girls and boys) | July 20 – 23, 11:30 – 3:00 p.m. | $150 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby

NEW! World Cuisines

Grab your passport and take a tour of the world’s cuisine! Campers will make their way across the globe beginning in Mexico where they will learn to cook authentic meats and sauces. Italy is next on the itinerary where campers will discover how to make Italian staples. They will then fly over the Mediterranean to Greece for a lesson in lighter fares full of hummus, pita, and fresh ingredients. The final stop will be China where campers will make the foods everyone knows and loves. This camp will teach kitchen safety and delicious recipes for family dinner.

Grades 5 – 9 (Girls and boys) | June 1 – 4, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $150 | Drop-off at AHS in CAC lobby