Which Exciting Camp Will Your Child Love?

Whether your children enjoy exploration, art, sports or serving others, FCDS Summer Camps have plenty of activities to let them discover new passions, build skills, create masterpieces, make friends and take learning to the next level.

Our experienced instructors and beautiful campus will ensure a memorable summer experience for your child. FCDS Summer Camps offer more than 150 different camps as well as academic programs through the Johnson Academic Center for grades K-12.

Here are 10 exciting camps for your child to discover:

  1. Ceramics – Grades 3-12

Ever wanted to make your own mug, bowl, jar, vase or teapot? This camp covers various hand-building techniques, such as hard- and soft-slab construction and sculpture, as well as an investigation of decoration techniques. Campers will also be exposed to wheel-throwing techniques and practices. It’ll be a messy and action-packed week of clay, and by the end, you’ll head home with some lovely handmade pottery.

  1. Sports Camps – Grades K-12

Summer is a great time to be active and learn or strengthen your athletic skills. Our coaches and camp leaders teach fundamental skills at both the team and individual levels. This summer, we are excited to offer basketball (men’s state champs), soccer (women’s back-to-back state champs), baseball, cheerleading, speed and agility, field hockey, tennis and volleyball!

  1. Photography – Grades 6-10

Join FCDS Teacher John Kildahl for a week of photography exploration. Learn the fundamentals of how a camera works by building a pinhole camera, making photograms in the darkroom to learn how to use the enlargers and also shoot, process and print on 35mm film. Campers will learn how to take photographs with digital cameras, import them with Lightroom and make edits using Photoshop. Campers may bring their own camera, but it is not required.

  1. Junior Enrichment – Grades K-2

Young learners, get ready! At FCDS Summer Camps, you can enjoy Time Travelers, Under the Sea, Storybook STEM, Literature Meets LEGO, Forces in Motion and Passport Around the World! Campers will create cool art projects, play games, read stories, participate in hands-on activities and have fun while exploring their camp’s theme.

  1. Fishing for Fun – Grades 5-12

Grab a fishing pole and head to the water hole! Fun fishing adventures await. Campers along with their counselors and leaders will fish at our on-campus pond as well as travel off-campus to various local fishing holes in hopes of catching a whopper! Campers are welcome to bring their own gear, but poles and tackle will be available for students to borrow.

  1. Sew Many Adventures – Grades 3-8

In this beginning sewing camp, campers will learn the basics of hand sewing and machine sewing. They will select their own fabrics to make hair accessories, pillowcases, felt animals, bookmarks and more! Campers will leave with a new skill and some fun, handmade items. 

  1. Animal Care – Grades 3-8

Do you love animals? Pooches Russell the Wonder Pup and Olive the Beagle will assist in teaching you advanced care for your pup or future pet! This fun camp includes interaction with real animals, so it’s not recommended for children with pet allergies. Come ready to learn how to care for pets!

  1. Rocket League + Fortnite – Grades 5-8

Experience being on a real E-Sports team and create memorable face-to-face interactions. Campers will play Rocket League and Fortnite with a focus on team competition. Campers will need login information for Xbox, PlayStation or Steam. Get ready to compete together and have fun. 

  1. Young Leaders – Grades 6-10

Build leadership skills by learning, studying and applying The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey, a classic bestseller on leadership. Campers will complete the study guide and apply leadership principles to both personal and professional situations to help them prepare for future leadership roles at school, work and home. Young Leaders will also have the opportunity to spend part of their day as a counselor in training at FCDS Summer Camps.

  1. Grossology – Grades 3-8

Ick! Yuck! Ew! If it’s gross, it’s Grossology, where science meets the icky, sticky and downright bizarre! This unique camp is perfect for young scientists with a passion for all things gross and fascinating. Campers will embark on a thrilling journey through the weird and wonderful world of biology, chemistry and anatomy in an engaging hands-on environment.

We hope your child will join us for FCDS Summer Camps! Half-day and full-day options are available. Lunch is included in the cost of full-day and morning camp sessions. If you need early drop-off or late pick-up, before- and after-care options are also offered. Everyone is welcome! Learn more and register at fcds.org/summer today. Space is filling up quickly!

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