Check out the awesome classes offered during the 2019 summer!
Air and Space Camp (NEW CLASS)
Let your imagination take flight as we join Sir Isaac Newton and prepare for aerospace adventures with his laws of motion. Follow the history of flight from early balloon flights through modern rocketry. Design, build and test fantastic flying creations including kites, gliders, planes, rockets, stomp rockets, drones and more. Experiment with the laws of physics, gravity and motion during this amazing week of hands on fun!
Come along for a week of American Girl (doll) themed activities, crafts and stories. Campers will learn about the time period and stories behind the classic dolls and engage in projects related to them. It is not necessary to have a "American Girl" doll to participate. Some dolls will be provided on hand and campers are encouraged to bring and share theirs with others.
Art comes alive in this hands-on exploration of creative art. Each day the campers will be encouraged to express themselves through the creation of art through varied medium.
Learn the fundamentals of baseball and softball. Emphasis will be placed on fielding, hitting, throwing, sliding and running techniques. Campers should bring their mitt and a water bottle daily.
Get ready for summer by having a fun week of basketball. This camp will balance teaching skills and fundamentals with games, contests and fun. The basic skills of ball handling, passing, shooting and defense will be taught throughout the week of camp. The camp is designed to help each camper improve as a player while providing a fun and encouraging environment.
Test your endurance in RCSP's most challenging and exhausting camp! Campers will pushed to the limit as instructors lead them through calisthenics, exercise and drills at an intense pace and level. Instructors will use shouting, sirens, and discipline to simulate stressful environments that require campers to work together in order to overcome obstacles. Campers will use NERF Rival pistols in team combative drills. You can only drop out of Boot Camp; you cannot transfer in!
Boys Being Men (Boys only)
Spend a week celebrating being a boy! Learn how to escape being tied up, write in invisible ink, palm a coin and more! Campers will learn basic etiquette, even how to tie a tie as well as about awesome male saints and role models and how to live as a real man. Boys only!
In this exciting class, campers learn how to camp and the basic camping skills you need in order to successfully camp. This includes building fires and pitching tents as well as experiencing classic camping activities such as singing campfire songs, playing camping charades and other camping games, a nature scavenger hunt, and telling scary stories. Campers will also learn how to make camping foods such as s’mores and trail mix, distinguish different animal tracks, and make lanterns and marshmallow shooters. Your kids will love camping at camp by the end of the week!
In this class you will learn basic candy making skills such as melting chocolate, making chewing gum, hard candy, pretzel sticks, and more. Campers will also learn how to make their own candy molds with FDA approved silicon molds. In each class you will enjoy a sampling of all candies demonstrated and take some home along with recipes! All tool and supplies provided. Candy is that much more delicious when you’ve made it yourself.
Capes & Comics
This super hero creative writing and arts camp is a must this summer for all campers who have ever wondered what super power you would possess if you were a super hero. Delving into the world of super heroes we will uncover what they all have in common and explore questions like “what makes a villain?” “can a hero be a hero without a nemesis?” “would you use your power for good?” Campers will create original super heroes and stories, learn how to story board, and begin drafting and illustrating their own comic book.
Dance the week away! Learn the basics or improve on your already developed skill in our dance camp. We will instruct in a variety of dance styles from contemporary to classical.
What happens when Legos go airborne? Find out in DIY Drone as you design, test and fly your own drones built from Flybrix Lego kits. Experiment with 4 rotors or 6, test weight limits and balance, connect two drones together and fly as a pair in this exciting week!
DIY Go-Kart (NEW CLASS)
Roll the dice with us on RCSP's newest and most daring camp yet, DIY Go-Kart!!! Learn basic mechanics and motor skills as we work to assemble and drive actual Go-Karts. Campers will work in small groups to design and build a functioning Go-Kart to compete against another group navigating a driving course.
Duct Tape Fabrication
Have you ever wanted to just get your hands on lots of colorful duct tape, some cardboard and other odds and ends and just create something? If so, this class is for you! Build free form or follow plans to build things like flip flops, a Captain America Shield, Thor’s hammer, a backpack, wallet and other cool things!
Spend a week competing in America’s favorite lawn and field games – Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Ladderball, Bag Toss, Washer Toss, Tug of War, Capture the Flag, Kick Ball and more!
Take a seat this summer in the director's chair and gain hands on experience with writing, shooting film/video, and post production at our film making camp. Get behind the lens of an iPad and learn proper operation and technique. Write, review, and edit a storyline and make a script come alive on film. Complete your film with iMovie, and export to keep!
Our flag football camp teaches the core skills of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning while delivering fun and exciting action. Each flag football camp is organized into training environments that are designed to prepare kids to be champions both on and off the field. Our camp will teach good sportsmanship, teamwork, and the importance of fair play, and our local coaches will give children who want to play football the opportunity to learn the game and improve their skills in a positive, secure environment.
Cupcake decorating, pancake art, candy mosaics and more! Campers can merge their artistic and culinary talents into something delicious.
Force Be With You
Join the Resistance! Begin your Jedi training and explore new galaxies as you fight for peace and justice. Learn the ways of the Force, build droids, go on Jedi missions, eat Star Wars food and play Jedi games. Jedis in training will make their own light sabers, Yoda ears and various Star Wars crafts. Compete in a Chewbacca roar contest and explore the customs, games, crafts and food of the different planets of the Star Wars Universe. From building Ewok catapults to making Hoth ice cream, each day holds a variety of unique activities. Are you ready to help Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia fight the forces of evil and defeat Kylo Ren and the First Order? Come and find out!
Girl Power! (girls only)
Whether you're a tomboy, a girly girl or a little bit of both, this is your invitation to summer adventure. A week of female heroes in history, science projects, friendship bracelets, double dutch, the perfect cartwheel and more! Practice secret note passing skills, basic self-defense and how to deal with bullies. Find out about cowgirls, famous girl saints, female Nobel Prize winners and more! There is strength in the feminine genius!
Science is fun! With lots of new experiments, we’re going to ponder, predict and play our way through slimy hands on experiments designed to encourage curiosity and wonder. We will guide campers through this week of discovery by using our senses to conduct experiments with intent to cultivate a lifelong interest in science and the world around us.
Do you wish your favorite holidays came around more than once a year? This camp makes your wish come true! Celebrate a holiday a day with Christmas, Easter, Halloween and 4th of July. Food, history and the fun traditions of the holidays all in one week!
Love superheroes but wish they were real? During this week, campers learn all about the Saints, real life superheroes of our faith! Hear about St. Cosmas and St. Damian's impenetrable skin, St. Joseph Cupertino's flying and even how St. Denis of Paris continued preaching with his head cut off! Campers will play fun games and make cool crafts all about the Saints!
Intro to Sports
Do you like sports? Then this is the camp for you! This camp will introduce you to different sports such as basketball, soccer, kickball, tee-ball, lacrosse, tag and playing catch with a lightweight ball. Everyone is a star as you learn how your favorite games are played, and then try them out for yourself.
Express your creativity, while designing and creating rings, pendants, earrings, pins, bracelets, necklaces and rosaries.
Not sure what you want to be when you grow up? Campers get to learn all about different jobs and cool things they can do when they get older. Guest visits by doctors, artists, fire fighters, police and more! Campers will play fun games and make awesome crafts as they learn about different jobs.
Discover how things move with science. Join a team of Jr. Engineers and build bridges, domes, cubes and pyramids. Assemble simple machines such as, levers, pulleys, catapults, balances, crank fans, and/or tops to investigate the laws of physics.
Come out for a week of discipline and strength training, taught by our own resident martial artist! Practice punches, kicks, blocks, self control and more as you learn the fundamentals of karate. Uniforms will be provided for all participants!
Kerbal Space Program
KSP is a game where the players create and manage their own space program. Build spacecraft, fly them, and try to help the Kerbals to fulfill their ultimate mission of conquering space. Campers will be introduced to the basics of physics, rocketry and more!
Kodu Game Lab
Step into the world of Kodu and design your own 3D world and video game. Using simple visual programming language, campers will express their own creativity, and tackle problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming.
Learn the fundamentals of individual, group and team lacrosse skills. The camp will teach players stick skills, position skills and basic offensive and defensive systems through fun lacrosse drills and games. Equipment will be provided for players who don’t have their own equipment.
You will build with some of the most fascinating Lego® components ever created, learning how to magnify, diminish, and redirect force to move objects at different speeds and directions. You will construct vehicles, machines, and other dynamic creations and come to understand the working principles of these inventions. You will also have opportunities to construct and play with your own inspired creations.
Join the Maker Space movement as campers learn how to repurpose old supplies, combine them together and make something cool! Collaborate with other campers as you design and tinker a way to build new things. Will it be a tin can lantern, a catapult, or something completely different? Campers will learn basic circuitry and how to use alligator clips to connect conductive materials to programs.
Love combining random objects into catapults, crossbows and other projectiles? Come learn the basics of medieval warfare through the use of normal household and office supplies. Campers will learn about militaries, and just vs. unjust aggression. Projects will include pen blowgun, a tiny trebuchet, slingshots, catapults, crossbows, paper throwing stars and more. Strict safety measures will be observed in the camp. Safe destruction is our motto!
If you like Legos, you’ll love Minecraft. In Minecraft you can freely interact with your randomly generated environment and gather resources needed to create tools, homes, boats, bridges and more. You'll primarily shape your block-like surroundings by digging, chopping and mining. As you progress, you'll encounter water, sand, stone, ore, trees, animals, rocks, lava and even monsters. Minecraft has been featured on the cover of PC magazine and is an extremely popular online strategic building game.
My 1st Lab
Engage your child in the wonders of science with age-appropriate, hands-on activities that will introduce them to exciting science concepts – the Mad Science way! Children will discover the power of air pressure, make sidewalk chalk, sculpt a model rocket, experiment with lab equipment, grow their own plant, and discover the science behind bubbles and homemade ice cream.
Neon Glow Art (NEW CLASS)
Let your creativity GLOW as hot neon colors and glow in the dark media come to life under black light! Fun and creativity flow as you paint in the dark and watch your fluorsecent creations pop with dimension. Projects include watercolor, fabric design, neon balloon animals and more!
Once Upon a Time
Make cool crafts, stretch your imagination and creativity, and play fun games as you journey with fellow campers through classic fairy tales! Dance with Cinderella or run around with the 3 Little Pigs as we rediscover these beautiful stories in all new ways.
Do you want to be the very best like no one ever was? Then Pokemon camp is for all you Pokemaniacs out there! Immerse yourself in the world of Pokemon as you trade, train and catch your favorites all weeklong at RCSP. Campers will be engaged through Pokemon themed crafts and games, including several of the original card/video games as well an end of the week Pokken Tournament battle on Wii U!
Sculpting (NEW CLASS)
Spend a week expanding your artistic talents! Campers will learn different forms of sculpture by seeing the work of great artists throughout history and try their hands at sculpting using a variety of materials such as clay, plaster, soap and other medium. If you like working with your hands, you will really dig this class!
Players will strengthen individual soccer skills and sportsmanship through training with direct coaching in small groups. Instruction will focus on getting open, anticipating opportunities, shooting, and creativity in the attacking third of play. Further emphasis will be placed on defensive coverage in a 1v1 situation.
Spa Science (Girls Only)
There’s no limit to what you can do with this “theme!” Mix it, measure it, make it, try it out and take it home! You will get busy making Fizzy Bath Bombs, Sweet Lip Smackers, Shake ‘Em Up Bath Salts, Yummy Face Masks and more. Become a clever spa scientist for the week as you learn about ingredients and how to combine them to make fun (and fabulous!) pampering goodies. You will also get busy playing around with packaging and naming your concoctions in this kitchen-chemistry extravaganza — the end of the week will be “Spa Day,” where everyone can dress in a robe and slippers and sample and share what’s been made! You will go home with new science know-how, spa goodies, and recipe cards detailing how to make what you created for the week. This hands-on class will make science “real” — and fun!
Campers take to the stars in this space themed camp. Learn all about other planets, space travel and exploration as you train to be an astronaut, drink Tang, and eat freeze dried space ice cream like a real astronaut! Fun crafts, games and songs will combine to make this camp out of this world.
Stuffed Animal Design
Have you ever wanted to create your own plush toy? If so, then you came to the right place! Campers will start the week by conceptualizing and designing their own creation, followed by actually creating it by sewing, stuffing and gluing. It’s a true combination of design and fine-motor-skill hand execution using a needle and thread and various soft materials --fabric, felt, fur, and more --and a few hard ones, too, to create one-of-a kind, soft, take-home toys. Fab, fresh and fun!
Are you the next Bear Grylls or Les Stroud? Spend a week learning elements of the five basic survival skills - fire, shelter, signaling, food/water and first aid. Join us for an exciting week learning many valuable skills, like tying important knots, starting a fire without matches or a lighter, building a sleeping shelter, making snares and developing directional skills among many other skills.
Allow us to introduce you to the game of tennis by using the QuickStart Tennis method, one of the most significant moves ever to introduce tennis to youth by utilizing equipment (21-25” racquets and foam and low compression balls), court dimensions, and scoring that is tailored to age and size. Utilizing indoor courts, players will learn ball and racquet control, sending and receiving skills, serving, and forehand and backhand strokes. You will engage in numerous drills and games that will help introduce you to the game of tennis!