Enrichment and Sports Programs

These programs are structured to hone academic and critical thinking skills, develop self-confidence and foster motivation. These are week-long sessions for students grades K – 12. Camps include programs such as arts, music, drama, and more! All camps are $200 (except Underwater Robotics – $275) plus a $35 registration fee.

Week 1: June 18th- June 22nd

Extended Day Care ($100/week)
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. and 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Morning Camps: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Little DONS
K – 3rd grade (30 students max)
Kids will have an opportunity to explore various activities that will spark their interest. The camp days will be filled with various activities including science exploration, sports, and water play.

Experiential Leadership
6 – 8th grade (20 students max)
This experiential leadership course will use hands-on activities and projects to develop participant’s understanding of their personal leadership and communication styles. Activities will include a fun and interactive array of leadership assessments, team building activities, communication tools and more!

Dons Youth Baseball
3 – 8th grade
Camp participants will work on the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, and game strategy in an engaging and positive environment. Baseball camp is designed to benefit players of all levels.

Harry Potter Camp
4 – 7th grade (30 students max)
Calling all young witches and wizards! Do you want to spend the summer perfecting your Patronus Charms and Polyjuice potions? Are you interested in playing Quidditch, searching for magical creatures, or participating in a Wizard Duel? This summer, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has chosen Cathedral Catholic High School as the site for their American summer program! Students will be fully immersed in magic and academics as we get an introduction to all things fantastical. In addition to some movie viewing and reading, students will also have a chance to develop their writing skills and participate in fun science-based activities. Teamwork and leadership skills will be encouraged through the House Cup competition, Wizard Duels, and Quidditch championship. So, grab your wands, don your cloaks, and get ready for a magical week!

Introduction to Ceramics
1 – 5th grade (24 students max)
In this introductory level ceramics camp, elementary students will learn how to pinch, pull, slip, and score clay. Students will create a pinch pot bowl and an animal of their choice that will be fired and glazed. Beginners welcome, no clay experience needed!

Beginning Musical Theater
5 – 8th Grade

This class combines the three elements of musical theatre: voice, dance and acting. Be a part of the wonderful world of musical theatre by exploring storytelling choreography, vocal interpretations and how to create a character. Class will include warm-ups, group activities, dance routines, theatre games and performance. Skills to be covered include: basic vocal/physical warm-up techniques, creating stage pictures with dance and song, group activities and exercises that incorporate the body and voice, basic dance steps often incorporated into musical theatre choreography, telling a story through facial expressions, voice and dance, performing a musical show tune with a group or ensemble musical theatre number from start to finish while beginning to show signs of confidence, focus, energy, and stage presence.

Afternoon Camps: Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Little DONS
K – 3rd grade (30 students max)
Kids will have an opportunity to explore various activities that will spark their interest. The camp days will be filled with various activities including science exploration, sports, and water play.

Next Great Bakers
3 – 8th grade (18 students max)
Next Great Bakers is an opportunity for kids to learn the skills and delights of baking from scratch. Kids will have their creativity challenged and encouraged in the kitchen. Each day will come with new adventures in baking: cakes and cupcakes, breakfast items, baking with alternative ingredients (gluten free, dairy free, vegan), pies and cookies, and an area of choice. In addition, students will use their new abilities to produce an original creation which will be documented in an episode our very own Next Great Bakers “cooking show.” This camp will be a very interactive and fun-filled week, leaving kids with a new confidence in baking.

Introduction to Photoshop
4 – 8th grade (30 students max)
We are pleased to offer classes in our state of the art digital lab. Running Photoshop CS6, this class will cover all of the basics in beginning Photoshop. Whether you are simply interested in learning the fundamentals of editing your digital images or acquiring the necessary entry level job skills, this class offers you a solid foundation. Areas covered include the use of the special effect filters, type and font design, compilation and manipulating of scanned images, working in multiple layers, retouching damaged images and much more. The class is set up to facilitate multiple learning styles and levels. This is a great foundation class for all!

Introduction to Augmented Reality (VR)
4 -6th grade

This activity-filled student centered camp is ideal for those interested in exploring the digital world. Students will have opportunities to enter into the virtual world using VR goggles and participate in virtual experiences and field trips.  Blurring the lines between what’s real and what’s computer generated, students will build creations with Legos and using an augmented reality app bring it to life. Students will also have opportunities to interact with several augmented reality apps, both as games and experiencing overlaying virtual information on their surroundings. Students should bring their own device to camp.

Race Training for Swimmers
3 – 9th grade (49 athletes max)
Learn all you can about the finer points of swimming. From beginner to advanced, a swimmer should never stop learning. We will give you examples on everything from pre-race rituals and warm ups, dryland exercises, techniques for speed and power in the water, to recovery habits. Each day of the camp will consist of a different theme to help you grow as an athlete.

Introduction to Ceramics
6 – 9th grade (24 students max)
In this introductory level ceramics camp, middle and high school students will learn basic ceramic techniques to create a tile, pinch pot and a coil pot. Projects will be fired and glazed. Beginners welcome, no clay experience needed!


Week 2: June 25th – June 29th

Extended Day Care ($100/week)
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Morning Camps: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Dons Youth Football Camp
3 – 6th grade only (No max)
Learn every aspect of football from top high school coaches and players in San Diego County. This camp is meant for all levels of play. Come on the beautiful campus of Cathedral Catholic High School and learn football from State Championship coaches.

Dons Youth Football Camp
7 – 8th grade only (No max)
Learn every aspect of football from top high school coaches and players in San Diego County. This camp is meant for all levels of play. Come on the beautiful campus of Cathedral Catholic High School and learn football from State Championship coaches.

DONS Coed Youth Basketball Camp
3 – 6th grade (50 athletes max)
This camp is run by our highly experience coaching staff and focuses on the importance of fundamentals, developing individual skills, and promoting a positive team atmosphere. Athletes will take part in a variety of competitions and fundamental drill work based on individual skill levels. All ability levels welcomed.

Little DONS
K – 3rd grade (30 students max)
Kids will have an opportunity to explore various activities that will spark their interest. The camp days will be filled with various activities including Science exploration, sports, and water play.

Harry Potter Camp
4 – 7th grade (30 students max)
Calling all young witches and wizards! Do you want to spend the summer perfecting your Patronus Charms and Polyjuice potions? Are you interested in playing Quidditch, searching for magical creatures, or participating in a Wizard Duel? This summer, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has chosen Cathedral Catholic High School as the site for their American summer program! Students will be fully immersed in magic and academics as we get an introduction to all things fantastical. In addition to some movie viewing and reading, students will also have a chance to develop their writing skills and participate in fun science-based activities. Teamwork and leadership skills will be encouraged through the House Cup competition, Wizard Duels, and Quidditch championship. So, grab your wands, don your cloaks, and get ready for a magical week!

College Audition Preparation
10 – 12th Grade

Students will receive individualized and group instruction in musical and theatrical audition techniques and material selection, all in preparation for the collegiate performing arts audition process. We will also review basic dance call procedure and content, resume and headshot preparation, and college program selection. Students will leave the class with an updated audition packet, basic audition reel for submissions, and an updated audition portfolio.

Introduction to Ceramics
1 – 5th grade (24 students max)
In this introductory level ceramics camp, elementary students will learn how to pinch, pull, slip, and score clay. Students will create a pinch pot bowl and an animal of their choice that will be fired and glazed. Beginners welcome, no clay experience needed!

Afternoon Camps: noon – 3:00 p.m.

Dons COED Basketball Camp
7th, 8th, and incoming 9th graders (No max)
The perfect experience for the beginning, intermediate, or advanced basketball player. It is designed to teach young players the basic fundamentals in a FUN environment. Campers will be coached by members of the Dons  coaching staff and available players on the basketball team. Camp will focus on team concepts, fundamentals, game execution, and the footwork needed for each participant to become the best player possible.

Little DONS
K – 3rd grade (30 students max)
Kids will have an opportunity to explore various activities that will spark their interest. The camp days will be filled with various activities including Science exploration, sports, and water play.

Kids Art: 2D and 3D
1 – 3rd grade (30 students max)
This camp will cover 2-D and 3-D projects, including drawing, painting, mixed media and 3D sculpture. Camp projects are based on a theme: Ocean Animals, Travel Around the World, Famous Artists and Super Heroes, Creatures both Imagined and Real.


Week 3: July 30th – August 3rd

NO Extended Day Care

Boys’ & Girls’ Tennis Camp (2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
3 – 8th grade (40 students max)
Campers will learn the fundamental skills of tennis – groundstrokes, volleys, serve & footwork. Campers will be able to rally and play points by the end of camp. Camps will consist of drills, strategy talks and progressive technical instruction. Camps will be broken up into skill levels – beginner/novice and intermediate/advanced.

Next Great Bakers (noon-3:00 p.m.)
3 – 8th grade (18 students max)
Next Great Bakers is an opportunity for kids to learn the skills and delights of baking from scratch. Kids will have their creativity challenged and encouraged in the kitchen. Each day will come with new adventures in baking: cakes and cupcakes, breakfast items, baking with alternative ingredients (gluten free, dairy free, vegan), pies and cookies, and an area of choice. In addition, students will use their new abilities to produce an original creation which will be documented in an episode our very own Next Great Bakers “cooking show.” This camp will be a very interactive and fun- filled week, leaving kids with a new confidence in baking.

Advanced Musical Theater—The New Classics (8:30 am. – 11:30 a.m.)
8 – 12th Grade

This workshop will equip you to create a full, well-rounded musical theater character, utilizing score study, dramaturgy, and dance while studying full scenes from the new modern musicals such as NEWSIES, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, HAMILTON, and WAITRESS. Student must have prior intermediate to advanced dance experience and learn music quickly.


Week 4: August 6th – August 10th

Extended Day Care ($100/week)
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Morning Camps: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

DONS Camp
Incoming 9th graders (30 students max)
Dons Camp provides incoming 9th graders with the opportunity to learn more about what it means to be a Don before the school year begins! You will have a chance to connect with other incoming students and learn about various ways to make the most out of your time as a Cathedral Catholic student. We will do various team-bonding activities and discuss some practical tips about how to best transition into high school.

Little DONS
K – 3rd grade (30 students max)
Kids will have an opportunity to explore various activities that will spark their interest. The camp days will be filled with various activities including, Science exploration, sports, and water play.

Got Music?
1 – 6th grade (15 students max)
Perfect for students from any background or interest level in music. Each day will include a variety of activities and seminar related to music creation. Students will work on skills in rhythm reading, compositing/songwriting, and performance. From the basics to creating original songs – Don’t miss out on this great music-making opportunity!

Experiential Leadership
6 – 8th grade (20 students max)
This experiential leadership course will use hands-on activities and projects to develop participant’s understanding of their personal leadership and communication styles. Activities will include a fun and interactive array of leadership assessments, team building activities, communication tools and more!

Beginning Musical Theater: A Salute to Disney
3 – 6th Grade

You’ll make friends with the happy, upbeat music in this delightful mini-medley of Disney favorites. Includes: Friend Like Me(“Aladdin”); I Wan’na Be Like You (“The Jungle Book”); If I Didn’t Have You (“Monsters, Inc.”); That’s What Friends Are For (“The Jungle Book”) and You’ve Got A Friend in Me (“Toy Story”). In this class, we will explore vocal production, character voices, and beginning music reading while learning fun songs that will reinforce basic singing skills. Other skills covered will include developing stage presence and confidence, and how to interpret a song’s lyrics and purpose as we learn to sing with style and character!

Introduction to Rowing Camp
Ages 14 – 18 (24 students max)

(Geared towards Middle school students attending Cathedral Catholic in Fall of 2018 as well as first time rowers)

Date: August 6-10th (Team BBQ on the 10th)
Time: 7:00-12:00PM
Capacity: 24 total
Cost: $250

Drop-off Location: Youth Aquatic Center/Cathedral Catholic Boathouse on Fiesta Island (please note that the Boy scout summer camps will also be ongoing at this location during the summer)

Pick-up Location: Cathedral Catholic High School

We will dedicate the morning portions of the camp at the rowing base to teach newcomers everything there is to know regarding;

  • Equipment and boats used
  • Safety protocols
  • The rowing stroke
  • Rowing in an eight
  • Training on the water

The second portion of the camp will be focused on campus regarding the following;

  • Training with an Ergometer
  • Basic land conditioning
  • Basic weight lifting for the sport of Rowing
  • History of rowing

Afternoon Camps: noon – 3:00 p.m.

DONS Camp
Incoming 9th graders (30 students max)
Dons Camp provides incoming 9th graders with the opportunity to learn more about what it means to be a Don before the school year begins! You will have a chance to connect with other incoming students and learn about various ways to make the most out of your time as a Cathedral Catholic student. We will do various team-bonding activities and discuss some practical tips about how to best transition into high school.

COED Youth Soccer Camp
3 – 6th grade (30 athletes max)
The camp is designed for players of all levels who want to learn and improve their soccer fundamentals in a fun and encouraging environment. Camp includes a variety of activities to promote correct soccer technique including footwork skills, shooting drills, space awareness, and side games to encourage personal involvement and enhance the understanding of team concepts.

Little DONS
K – 3rd grade (30 students max)
Kids will have an opportunity to explore various activities that will spark their interest. The camp days will be filled with various activities including, Science exploration, sports, and water play.

Race Training for Swimmers
3 – 9th grade (49 athletes max)
Learn all you can about the finer points of swimming. From beginner to advanced, a swimmer should never stop learning. We will give you examples on everything from pre-race rituals and warm ups, dryland exercises, techniques for speed and power in the water, to recovery habits. Each day of the camp will consist of a different theme to help you grow as an athlete.

Photography Book Workshop
4 – 8th grade (30 students max)
Examine the power of photography to tell stories by creating a fun book with your classmates. Using digital or traditional photography, use your imagination to capture the world around you and create a unique series of images around a theme that interests and inspires you. Projects include cyanotypes and digital art. Each student will create their own Shutterfly photo book that can be included in their art portfolio. Students learn fundamentals of photo to create an art portfolio for college review.

Solos and Duets: Building your Performance Portfolio
8 – 12th Grade

Can you duet? Don’t worry! This class will teach you the core elements of vocal technique as well as how to harmonize and sing with others on stage. In this class students will not only get the chance to sing famous Music Theater duets, they’ll learn about vocal technique, music theory, and how to become a better performer! In Solos and Duets, you discover what you and your voice can really do on its own or in a small group! Discover your own voice capabilities, range, and learn how to “bridge the gap” between the upper and lower range of the voice (commonly called the “head voice” and “chest voice”). Or, come learn to harmonize together! Learn blending, listening skills, lead vocals and creating basic chords within a duet. Review of voice techniques, proper posture, breathing, articulation.

Week 5: August 13th – August 17th

Extended Day Care ($100/week)

Morning Camps

High Performance Rowing Camp
Ages 15 – 18 (24 students max)

(Experienced rowers and coxswains only. You must have rowed one full winter/spring season at the junior level to participate in this camp)

Date: August 13-17th (Team BBQ on the 17th)
Time: 6:00-11:30AM
Capacity: 24 total
Cost: $250

Drop-off Location: Youth Aquatic Center/Cathedral Catholic Boathouse on Fiesta Island (please note that the Boy scout summer camps will also be ongoing at this location during the summer)

Pick-up Location: Cathedral Catholic High School

Topics covered during this camp:

  • We will dedicate the morning portions of the camp at the rowing base to teach advanced rowing/training techniques for all boat configurations including 8+, 4+, 4x, 2-,2x, and 1x
  • We will focus on technique, body mechanics, and the subtle aspects of the rowing stroke for each boat configuration
  • Coxswains will have the opportunity to practice reviewing race plans and strategies around successfully coxing practices and races

The second portion of the camp will be focused on campus regarding the following:

  • Advanced training with a Ergometer including baseline work, how to improve your 2K/6K times, and review of workouts/output
  •  Reviewing land conditioning and how to track progress
  • Targeted weight lifting sessions around rowing focused lifts
  • Discussion around dieting and hydration

Alternative Camp Dates

Monday, July 9th – Friday July 13th

Incoming 9th grade Girls Volleyball (3:00 p.m. – 6:00pa.m.)
9th grade (50 athletes max)
A perfect opportunity for entering high school athletes to improve your Volleyball IQ, skills, and fitness while having fun in a positive environment under expert coachingGirls

Youth Volleyball Camp (8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
3 – 8th grade (50 athletes max)
A perfect opportunity to improve your Volleyball IQ, skills, and fitness while having fun in a positive environment under expert coaching

 Monday, July 16th – Friday, July 20th

Elite Volleyball Camp (8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
10 – 12th grade (50 athletes max)
A perfect opportunity for returning high school athletes to improve your Volleyball IQ, skills, and fitness while having fun in a positive environment under expert coaching.

Monday, July 16th – Thursday, July 19th

Field Hockey Camp (9:00 a.m. – noon)
Grades 3-13
This camp is designed for players of all levels who want to learn and improve their field hockey skills. We will cover fundamentals, specialty skills and team strategies.  

Monday, July 23rd – Thursday July 26th

Strive Sports Leadership Camp (noon – 3:00 p.m.)
7 – 9th grade (50 students max)
Strive Sports Leadership Camp will introduce various leadership activities to student-athletes that will enhance and encourage character driven leadership traits such as; collaboration, self-efficacy, grit, ethics and values. In addition, student-athletes will learn about resilience in sport, risk-taking, self control, responsive leadership and channeled passion strategies, i.e. “flow” and “the zone”.

Student-athletes will participate in a number of leadership activities in the classroom and on the fields and courts. All activities are supported by years of research based curriculum centered around leadership and Instructional themes vary, from conflict resolution to follower-ship and risk, public speaking and communication skills.

E2 Young Engineers and Robotics Camps

Bricks Challenge A, B and C, $395 (8:30AM – 3:30PM)
1-4th Grade (30 students max)
E2 Young Engineers camp will teach your kids topics in Physics and basic mechanical engineering principles. By using motorized Lego models, the STEM-related topics will be reinforced. Our goal is to get your kids interested in Science and Engineering and have fun doing it. The campers will be engaged in learning about STEM using Lego models and Science experiments. Bricks Challenge A, B and C will have different topics and models. Bonus: CCHS Engineering lab tour, Guest Engineer Speakers.

July 2-6: Bricks Challenge A ($335 because there is no camp July 4th)
July 9-13: Bricks Challenge B
July 16-20: Bricks Challenge C
July 23-27: Bricks Challenge A
July 30- Aug. 3: Bricks Challenge B
Aug. 6-10: Bricks Challenge C

Mastering Lego Robotics with Lego Mindstorms EV3, $430 (8:30AM – 3:30PM)
5th -7th Grade (30 students max)
Discover engineering problem solving and programming through robotics. Get hands-on day one with the  LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Robotics Systems and build a robot with your team. Work together with other students to master fundamental skills utilizing various sensors and building elements. Daily challenges will reinforce essential concepts and provide a fun measure of success while working to develop robotics expertise.  4th Graders who took Bricks Challenge will be considered. After taking this camp, the campers will be ready for FLL competitions. Bonus: CCHS Engineering lab tour, Guest Engineer Speakers.

July 9-13: Mastering Lego Robotics with EV3

Robot Olympic Challenge with Lego Mindstorms EV3, $430 (8:30AM – 3:30PM)
5th -7th Grade (30 students max)
Experienced students of all levels will put their skills to the test in a week of challenges that will exercise all aspects of their robotics skill set. Designing the right robot for the task will be key to success. Teams will compete in a final challenge to demonstrate their solutions to the week’s challenges.  .  4th Graders who took Bricks Challenge will be considered. After taking this camp, the campers will be ready for FLL competitions. Bonus: CCHS Engineering lab tour, Guest Engineer Speakers.

July 16-20: Robot Olympic Challenge with EV3

Mastering VEX Robotics, $430 (8:30AM – 3:30PM)
5th -7th Grade (30 students max)
Discover engineering problem solving and programming through robotics. Get hands-on day one with the  VEX Robotics Systems and build a robot with your team. Work together with other students to master fundamental skills utilizing various sensors and building elements. Daily challenges will reinforce essential concepts and provide a fun measure of success while working to develop robotics expertise.  4th Graders who took Bricks Challenge will be considered. After taking this camp, the campers will be ready for FLL competitions. Bonus: CCHS Engineering lab tour, Guest Engineer Speakers.

July 23-27: Mastering VEX Robotics

Robot Olympic Challenge with VEX Robotics, $430 (8:30AM – 3:30PM)
5th -7th Grade (30 students max)
Experienced students of all levels will put their skills to the test in a week of challenges that will exercise all aspects of their robotics skill set. Designing the right robot for the task will be key to success. Teams will compete in a final challenge to demonstrate their solutions to the week’s challenges.  .  4th Graders who took Bricks Challenge will be considered. After taking this camp, the campers will be ready for FLL competitions. Bonus: CCHS Engineering lab tour, Guest Engineer Speakers.

July 30- Aug. 3: Robot Olympic Challenge with VEX Robotics

Aug. 6-10: Sumo Bot/Battle Bots, $480 (8:30AM – 3:30PM)
5th -7th Grade (30 students max)
It’s robot vs robot in this week long exercise that begins with a review of the fundamental skills required to build a successful sumo bot. Students will team up to put heads together and solve the many physics and programming challenges found in developing the ideal sumo bot competitor. The week of learning culminates in final double elimination tournament to find the champion bot.

June 25-29: Underwater Robotics
4 – 8th grade (20 students max)
During their time at camp, students will use provided resources to build and operate an underwater remotely operated vehicle. While creating their robots, students will be introduced to, and gain understanding in, concepts in science and engineering. Combining problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications students will have fun both indoors and outdoors as they get to test their robots in CCHS’s own swimming pool.

 

8:30AM – 11:30AM: Underwater Robotics (Morning)
noon – 3:00pm: Underwater Robotics (Afternoon)

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