By Anna Skinner
Cathedral High School’s director of summer programs Anthony Ernst boasts that the school will offer over 90 different camps for grades K-8 this summer.
Approximately 50 will be enrichment camps, and the remaining 40 will be camps that cover all sports offered at Cathedral.
Enrichment camp offerings include STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) camps such as 3D design camp and robotics camp. Ernst said that some of the most accessible camps at Cathedral are the ones revolving around hobbies, such as creative writing, museum camps, adventure camps and many others. Ernst said that the sports camps are also very popular, as Cathedral has several state champion programs.
“We have probably one of the lightest draws throughout the city of students, but we are probably one of the largest as far as participation camps,” he said. “Nobody else offers as many as we do, so we average somewhere in the smaller numbers for our camps, so when kids participate they don’t get lost in the shuffle.”
Registration opened Jan. 1, and continues up until 11:59 p.m. the night preceding the camp, although slots fill quickly and Ernst encourages early registration.
Camps vary in age and prices, and the morning camp sessions are 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. with the afternoon sessions lasting from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. A supervised lunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. if parents wish to sign the kids up for a full day with two separate camps. Kids must bring their own lunches.
“We want people to be involved in our community, so we created the camps program to bring people to Cathedral and experience our community and know what our mission is as a school,” Ernst said.
Camps last five days and are available June 6 through July 29. Registration and information on all camps can be found at campcathedral.com.