RCS Summer Camp 2018 registration now open!

Let Roanoke Catholic School be your destination for a summer of enrichment and fun!

  In addition to our great teachers, we’ve partnered with Bricks 4 Kidz, Science Museum of Western Virginia, Virginia Outside and others to bring amazing experiences for all ages — science, sports, fishing, cooking, college prep, and everything in between.

Register at www.roanokecamps.com

Or download mail-in registration form here

Questions? Contact Michael Hemphill, mhemphill@roanokecatholic.com or 540.982.3532, ext. 2128.


June 18-22

Chef Radjou’s Cooking Camp
9 am – Noon | Grades 6-12
Rate: $145
For students – and their parents! – Chef Radjou’s Cooking Camp teaches the fundamentals of culinary arts including knife skills, importance of food hygiene, basic cooking methods, making sauce and emulsions, and the essentials of food safety. The camp is led by Peter Radjou, RCS chef & owner of Taaza Restaurant.

Bricks4Kidz STEM Camp
9 am – Noon | Grades K-6
Rate: $135
In this exciting Bricks 4 Kidz camp, we use LEGO® bricks and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) principles to build amazing worlds of fun in a variety of different themes each day. Sample themes include Mining & Crafting, Superheroes, Pokeman and Star Wars. Your child will enjoy building LEGO mosaics, 3D LEGO Builds and motorized LEGO projects. Each camper will build a custom mini-figure to take home at the end of the week, as well as receive a Bricks 4 Kidz Camp T-shirt. Each week of Bricks 4 Kidz camp is a new experience featuring all new builds from prior weeks’ camps.

Bricks4Kidz Robotics Camp
1-4 pm | Grades 4-10
Rate: $150
The Bricks 4 Kidz Robotics camp offers all the fun of building with LEGO® Bricks, plus the challenge of computer programming! How would you like to turn your next LEGO® creation into a robot, programmed to do exactly what you tell it to do? This fun, action-packed week combines real life skills with real kid fun, using the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Each camper will build a custom mini-figure to take home at the end of the week, as well as receive a Bricks 4 Kidz Camp T-shirt. Each week of Bricks 4 Kidz camp is a new experience featuring all new builds from prior weeks’ camps.


 July 9-13

Lacrosse Camp
9 am – Noon | Grades 3-8
Rate: $95
Designed for children entering Grades 3-8, this camp introduces the game of lacrosse, teaching rules, techniques, and offensive and defensive skills. Each day will include small sided games, and the week will conclude with a full team scrimmage. Campers should bring their own lacrosse stick, helmet and gloves.

Beginning Basketball Camp for Girls
9 am – Noon | Grades K-5
Rate: $95
Under the instruction of Damen Johnson, RCS varsity girls basketball coach and owner of BRHHM Sports, girls will learn the basketball basics. For more on “Coach BRHHM,” visit www.brhhmsports.com. This camp is designed for girls entering Kindergarten through Grade 5.

Advanced Basketball Camp for Girls
1-4 pm | Grades 6-9
Rate: $95
Elevate your game to the BRHHM level under the instruction of Damen Johnson, RCS varsity girls basketball coach and owner of BRHHM Sports. For more on “Coach BRHHM,” visit www.brhhmsports.com. This camp is designed for girls entering Grades 6-9.

Science Museum of Western Virginia’s Robotics I
9 am – 4 pm | Grades K-5
Rate: $200 SMWV members, $225 non-members 
Whether they are cleaning our houses, diving down to the bottom of the deepest oceans, or exploring far away planets, robots are everywhere. But who tells them what to do? Join us in this all-day camp as we do a hands-on exploration of robot programming and design. (Please send a lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle with your roboticist each day.)


July 23-27

Beginning Basketball Camp for Boys
9 am – Noon  | Grades K-5
Rate: $95
Under the instruction of Shawn Good, RCS varsity boys basketball coach and former Virginia Tech basketball star, boys will learn the basketball basics. This camp is designed for boys entering Kindergarten through Grade 5. A 1992 graduate of Fork Union Military Academy, Coach Good played basketball at Virginia Tech from 1992 to 1996, leading the Hokies to the NIT championship in 1995 and to the NCAA tournament in 1996. He was team captain in 1995 and 1996 and finished his Tech career as a 1,000-point scorer.

Advanced Basketball Camp for Boys
1-4 pm | Grades 6-9
Rate: $95
Elevate your game under the instruction of Shawn Good, RCS varsity boys basketball coach and former Virginia Tech basketball star, boys will learn the basketball basics. This camp is designed for boys entering Grades 6-9. A 1992 graduate of Fork Union Military Academy, Coach Good played basketball at Virginia Tech from 1992 to 1996, leading the Hokies to the NIT championship in 1995 and to the NCAA tournament in 1996. He was team captain in 1995 and 1996 and finished his Tech career as a 1,000-point scorer.

Bricks4Kidz Robotics Camp
9 am – Noon | Grades 4-10
Rate: $150
The Bricks 4 Kidz Robotics camp offers all the fun of building with LEGO® Bricks, plus the challenge of computer programming! How would you like to turn your next LEGO® creation into a robot, programmed to do exactly what you tell it to do? This fun, action-packed week combines real life skills with real kid fun, using the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Each camper will build a custom mini-figure to take home at the end of the week, as well as receive a Bricks 4 Kidz Camp T-shirt. Each week of Bricks 4 Kidz camp is a new experience featuring all new builds from prior weeks’ camps.

Bricks4Kidz STEM Camp
1-4 pm | Grades K-6
Rate: $135
In this exciting Bricks 4 Kidz camp, we use LEGO® bricks and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) principles to build amazing worlds of fun in a variety of different themes each day. Sample themes include Mining & Crafting, Superheroes, Pokeman and Star Wars. Your child will enjoy building LEGO mosaics, 3D LEGO Builds and motorized LEGO projects. Each camper will build a custom mini-figure to take home at the end of the week, as well as receive a Bricks 4 Kidz Camp T-shirt. Each week of Bricks 4 Kidz camp is a new experience featuring all new builds from prior weeks’ camps.

Virginia Outside Fishing Camp
8:30 am – 4:30 pm | Grades 4-9
Rate: $450
Join us for our Roanoke camp for ages 9-14 where we will introduce all of the basics of fishing to newcomers and help experienced anglers sharpen their skills.  We’ll explore the wide variety of freshwater fishing in both ponds and rivers around the Roanoke Valley. With Roanoke’s proximity to some great smallmouth bass fishing, we’ll spend plenty of time floating and wading area rivers including the Roanoke and the James in addition to targeting largemouth bass and other species in area ponds.  We look forward to seeing you out on the water with us! Scouts may also earn their fishing merit badge.

For over a decade, Virginia Outside has provided youth across the state with countless experiences on the water and fishing stories to last a lifetime! This week with Virginia Outside offers campers the opportunity to explore the wide variety of freshwater fishing in both ponds and rivers around the Roanoke Valley. Safety is our number one priority and all campers will always wear life jackets when in the water or on a boat. Additionally, we maintain a 1:4 counselor-to-camper ratio. This camp has limited spaces, so sign up early!

Virginia Outside provides all bait and tackle, rods and reels, and life jackets. The campers should bring their own sunscreen, and wear shoes and clothes that they don’t mind getting wet and dirty. Please visit www.virginiaoutside.com for pictures from past sessions and for a detailed description of our weekly activities. For more information, contact Ben Garden at ben@virginiaoutside.com or (540) 761-9847. You can also visit the Virginia Outside website at www.virginiaoutside.com.


July 30 – Aug. 3

OK! Get Ready for Kindergarten!
9 am – Noon | Grade K
Rate: $95
Through fun and games (it is still summer after all!), Roanoke Catholic teacher Joyelle Bailey will give your child the skills and confidence they need to start Kindergarten.

Science Museum of Western Virginia’s Robotics II
9 am – 4 pm | Grades K-5
Rate: $200 SMWV members, $225 non-members 
An all-day camp for children entering Grades 3-6. Advance to the next level with a NEW camp designed for campers who have completed Robotics I or have significant experience programming, coding or building robots. In Robotics II we will dive deeper into the world of robotics and challenge your skill in programming and design. (Please send a lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle with your roboticist each day.)

Creative Writing Camp
9 am – Noon | Grades 3-7
Rate: $95
Under the instruction of author and RCS reading specialist Dr. Cyndy Unwin, campers explore different ways to write creatively: journaling, poetry, story-writing, narrative non-fiction, song-writing. At week’s end, campers’ creative works will be published in a take-home magazine and uploaded to Roanoke Catholic’s website and social media.

Essay-Writing for the Common App and College Scholarships
1-4 pm | Grades 11-12
Rate: $95
Get an instructive head start on your college Common App and scholarship essays in this week-long camp tailored to helping you advance on your college journey. Author and RCS reading specialist Dr. Cyndy Unwin will use the questions for your college and scholarship essays as the foundation for this camp so that by the week’s end, you’re ready to cut and paste, or upload, to your application!


August 6 – 10

Bricks4Kidz STEM Camp
9 am – Noon | Grades K-5
Rate: $135
In this exciting Bricks 4 Kidz camp, we use LEGO® bricks and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) principles to build amazing worlds of fun in a variety of different themes each day. Sample themes include Mining & Crafting, Superheroes, Pokeman and Star Wars. Your child will enjoy building LEGO mosaics, 3D LEGO Builds and motorized LEGO projects. Each camper will build a custom mini-figure to take home at the end of the week, as well as receive a Bricks 4 Kidz Camp T-shirt. Each week of Bricks 4 Kidz camp is a new experience featuring all new builds from prior weeks’ camps.

Bricks4Kidz Stop Motion Camp
1-4 pm | Grades 4-10
Rate: $150
Light, cameras, LEGO action! Use LEGO bricks to tell YOUR story, complete with music, special effects and all your favorite mini- figure characters! In this unique and creative camp, students will plan, script, stage, shoot, and produce their own mini-movie using Stop Motion Animation. Working as a team, students will use LEGO components to build the set and props, then shoot their movie using a camera. Teams will use movie-making software to add special effects, titles, credits and more. Each camper will build a custom mini-figure to take home at the end of the week, as well as receive a Bricks 4 Kidz Camp T-shirt.

SAT Boot Camp
9 am – 4 pm | Grades 10-12
Rate: $240
This full-day course is designed to help students prepare for the SAT Test. It will include a review of math and English skills, test-taking strategies, and practice tests. Participants our camp see an average 80-point improvement on practice SATs from Day 1 to Day 5. Camp fee includes purchase of the Official SAT Study Guide (2018 Edition) (Paperback) by The College Board.