Fun, educational summer activities abound in Diocese

July 29, 2019 at 12:37 p.m.


St. Mary Elementary School, Middletown:

June 20-July 22 – Amazing Adventures Camp, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Open to children ages 4-7, this camp presents challenging and enriching activities, including water games, reading, building friendships, daily prayer, arts and crafts and field trips. Contact Andrea McCue, 732-671-9198, [email protected].

June 27-July 1 – Taste of the Arts, 9 a.m. – noon • Open to children in PreK – third grade, providing an introduction to art, music and theatre. Students will contribute artwork to the summer musical production, and class includes an invitation to the show and VIP backstage tour.

Beginning June 20 – Fine and Performing Arts Camps, 9 a.m. – noon • Campers currently in grades four through eight can participate in multiple camps, which include: Act & Sing, and Music camps, June 20-24 and June 27-July 1; and Fine Arts, June 27-July 1. All art skills will be focused toward team-oriented summer musical production: “Not Your Average Joe: the Story of Joseph with a 50s Twist.”

To register or for more information on arts camps, contact director Mike Kabash, Soundwaves, at [email protected]. St. Mary School is located at 538 Church St., Middletown.

Our Lady of Sorrows School, Hamilton:

June 20-24, June 27-July 1 – Summer Day Camp – 8:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. • Intended for children grades one through eight, activities are held in air conditioned rooms and include Curious George day, pirate day, a Mexican fiesta, super heroes, sea day, Fourth of July kitchen projects, a magic carpet ride, a Home Depot workshop, dinosaur land, crafts, movies and more. Friday is pizza day.

Cost: $250 per session.

To register, contact Kim Bowers at [email protected], or 609-587-4140. Our Lady of Sorrows School is located at 3800 E. State Street Ext., Hamilton.

St. James School, Red Bank:

June 20-23, June 27-30 – Preschool Summer Camp – 9 a.m. – 12 noon • Mini camps will build gross motor skills through creative movement, songs, scooters, parachute fun and gym games, and will include songs, finger plays and iPad fun. Session I explores “The Sensational World of Dr. Seuss” by entering the rhyming world of Seussville for fun crafts, games and activities galore. Session II’s theme is “Down on the Farm,” and campers will learn about the many different animals and activities one would see on a farm. Please send in two snacks and drinks daily for the snack breaks.

Cost: $175 per session.

June 20-23, June 27-30 – Summer Camp – 9 a.m. – 12 noon • Session I offers such activities as “Mad Crazy Science” (K-1), art class (gr. 4-8) or Mad-Libs / lights… camera…action (gr. 3-5).  Session II choices are “Commotion in the Ocean (K-gr. 2) and an art class (gr. 2-4). Each day includes 45 minutes of gym time with an incorporation of Spanish vocabulary skills as well as social and team building activities including an obstacle course and scooters games. “Water Day” will be held, complete with water races, water sports and games for all ages.   Cost: $175 per session.

To register for either St. James School camp, contact Marian Cavanaugh at 732-741-3363 or [email protected]. St. James School is located at 30 Peters Place, Red Bank.

Holy Cross School, Rumson:

Beginning June 21 - Aug. 4 – Summer Camps • Holy Cross School offers a wide variety of sports camps and enrichment classes that are held four mornings per week. Programs are open to students in any area school who are in the appropriate grade levels for next September, and include the following sports/subjects: reading and writing, 3D printing, country-themed camps, basketball clinic, brainteasers, cooking, dinosaurs, field hockey, language camps, gardening, Legos, science, musical theater and more.

To register or for more information, visit www.HolyCrossRumson.org and click on Beyond the Classroom >> Summer Camps.  Holy Cross School is located at 40 Rumson Road, Rumson.

St. Aloysius School, Jackson:

July 5-15 – Musical Theater Camp, 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. • A fun summer experience for boys and girls ages seven to 15. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Musicals Based on Books.” Cost: $175 (includes T-shirt and DVD of final showcase performance).

For more information and to register, contact Cindy Dwyer, 732-547-8968, or visit sites.google.com/site/stalsmusicaltheatercamp. St. Aloysius School is located at 935 Bennetts Mills Rd., Jackson.

St. Benedict School, Holmdel:

July 25-29 – Lego Camp, 9 - 11:30 a.m. • Students build machines, vehicles, buildings, scenes and settings as they play games and create stop-animated films. Discover the “Life of George” as you go against the clock to build, scan and score different Lego creations. Race vehicles, and be the director of your own Lego animated film. Students choose from many available sets or design their own Lego creation, where “everything is awesome!” Cost: $160.

Aug. 1-5 – Design U, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. or 9:30 - 3 p.m. • Choose either half day or full day design camp option. Students will create projects that fit their own personal style. Sewing projects, graphic designs, clever crafts and much more. Cost: $195 half day, $250 full day.

Aug. 8-12 – 3, 2, 1 Art Is Fun!, 9 - 11:30 a.m. • Join old friends as well as new for a week-long art camp. Camp T-shirt included. Cost: $160

To register for camps, call St. Benedict Parish, 732-264-4712; or school, 732-264-5578. St. Benedict School is located at 165 Bethany Road, Holmdel.

St. Paul School, Burlington:

Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12 - Basketball Camp - 9 a.m. – 12 noon  • Designed for students entering grades three through eight, students will learn individual basketball skills including passing, ball handling, shooting and rebounding and be introduced to team play. Weekly contests and competitions will take place. Camp director is St. Paul teacher William Fee.

Cost: one week of camp $125, two weeks $225, which includes AAU registration and insurance.

For further information, email [email protected]. St. Paul School is located at 250 James St., Burlington.

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St. Mary Elementary School, Middletown:

June 20-July 22 – Amazing Adventures Camp, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Open to children ages 4-7, this camp presents challenging and enriching activities, including water games, reading, building friendships, daily prayer, arts and crafts and field trips. Contact Andrea McCue, 732-671-9198, [email protected].

June 27-July 1 – Taste of the Arts, 9 a.m. – noon • Open to children in PreK – third grade, providing an introduction to art, music and theatre. Students will contribute artwork to the summer musical production, and class includes an invitation to the show and VIP backstage tour.

Beginning June 20 – Fine and Performing Arts Camps, 9 a.m. – noon • Campers currently in grades four through eight can participate in multiple camps, which include: Act & Sing, and Music camps, June 20-24 and June 27-July 1; and Fine Arts, June 27-July 1. All art skills will be focused toward team-oriented summer musical production: “Not Your Average Joe: the Story of Joseph with a 50s Twist.”

To register or for more information on arts camps, contact director Mike Kabash, Soundwaves, at [email protected]. St. Mary School is located at 538 Church St., Middletown.

Our Lady of Sorrows School, Hamilton:

June 20-24, June 27-July 1 – Summer Day Camp – 8:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. • Intended for children grades one through eight, activities are held in air conditioned rooms and include Curious George day, pirate day, a Mexican fiesta, super heroes, sea day, Fourth of July kitchen projects, a magic carpet ride, a Home Depot workshop, dinosaur land, crafts, movies and more. Friday is pizza day.

Cost: $250 per session.

To register, contact Kim Bowers at [email protected], or 609-587-4140. Our Lady of Sorrows School is located at 3800 E. State Street Ext., Hamilton.

St. James School, Red Bank:

June 20-23, June 27-30 – Preschool Summer Camp – 9 a.m. – 12 noon • Mini camps will build gross motor skills through creative movement, songs, scooters, parachute fun and gym games, and will include songs, finger plays and iPad fun. Session I explores “The Sensational World of Dr. Seuss” by entering the rhyming world of Seussville for fun crafts, games and activities galore. Session II’s theme is “Down on the Farm,” and campers will learn about the many different animals and activities one would see on a farm. Please send in two snacks and drinks daily for the snack breaks.

Cost: $175 per session.

June 20-23, June 27-30 – Summer Camp – 9 a.m. – 12 noon • Session I offers such activities as “Mad Crazy Science” (K-1), art class (gr. 4-8) or Mad-Libs / lights… camera…action (gr. 3-5).  Session II choices are “Commotion in the Ocean (K-gr. 2) and an art class (gr. 2-4). Each day includes 45 minutes of gym time with an incorporation of Spanish vocabulary skills as well as social and team building activities including an obstacle course and scooters games. “Water Day” will be held, complete with water races, water sports and games for all ages.   Cost: $175 per session.

To register for either St. James School camp, contact Marian Cavanaugh at 732-741-3363 or [email protected]. St. James School is located at 30 Peters Place, Red Bank.

Holy Cross School, Rumson:

Beginning June 21 - Aug. 4 – Summer Camps • Holy Cross School offers a wide variety of sports camps and enrichment classes that are held four mornings per week. Programs are open to students in any area school who are in the appropriate grade levels for next September, and include the following sports/subjects: reading and writing, 3D printing, country-themed camps, basketball clinic, brainteasers, cooking, dinosaurs, field hockey, language camps, gardening, Legos, science, musical theater and more.

To register or for more information, visit www.HolyCrossRumson.org and click on Beyond the Classroom >> Summer Camps.  Holy Cross School is located at 40 Rumson Road, Rumson.

St. Aloysius School, Jackson:

July 5-15 – Musical Theater Camp, 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. • A fun summer experience for boys and girls ages seven to 15. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Musicals Based on Books.” Cost: $175 (includes T-shirt and DVD of final showcase performance).

For more information and to register, contact Cindy Dwyer, 732-547-8968, or visit sites.google.com/site/stalsmusicaltheatercamp. St. Aloysius School is located at 935 Bennetts Mills Rd., Jackson.

St. Benedict School, Holmdel:

July 25-29 – Lego Camp, 9 - 11:30 a.m. • Students build machines, vehicles, buildings, scenes and settings as they play games and create stop-animated films. Discover the “Life of George” as you go against the clock to build, scan and score different Lego creations. Race vehicles, and be the director of your own Lego animated film. Students choose from many available sets or design their own Lego creation, where “everything is awesome!” Cost: $160.

Aug. 1-5 – Design U, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. or 9:30 - 3 p.m. • Choose either half day or full day design camp option. Students will create projects that fit their own personal style. Sewing projects, graphic designs, clever crafts and much more. Cost: $195 half day, $250 full day.

Aug. 8-12 – 3, 2, 1 Art Is Fun!, 9 - 11:30 a.m. • Join old friends as well as new for a week-long art camp. Camp T-shirt included. Cost: $160

To register for camps, call St. Benedict Parish, 732-264-4712; or school, 732-264-5578. St. Benedict School is located at 165 Bethany Road, Holmdel.

St. Paul School, Burlington:

Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12 - Basketball Camp - 9 a.m. – 12 noon  • Designed for students entering grades three through eight, students will learn individual basketball skills including passing, ball handling, shooting and rebounding and be introduced to team play. Weekly contests and competitions will take place. Camp director is St. Paul teacher William Fee.

Cost: one week of camp $125, two weeks $225, which includes AAU registration and insurance.

For further information, email [email protected]. St. Paul School is located at 250 James St., Burlington.

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