Grades 2–3

Boys & girls age rising grades 2-3
Special Interest Camps cover everything under the summer sun. Take a deep dive into a topic you are really into and maximize your skills. Increase your STEAM expertise from App and Game Design to Drone Building. Get a step up in academics from “Kick Start to Fourth Grade” to “Writing the College Application Essay.” Pump up your sports skills in the top-notch St. Catherine’s facilities or along the James River for outdoor action. Master practical skills with courses like “Babysitter Certification,” “Drivers Ed,” and a variety of culinary courses.

All one-week sessions
Half-day and full-day options*
Extended day camp care available (see Information page)

*Half day Special Interest Camps can be combined with Design Your Day Camps in the afternoon to create a full-day experience (lunch included).

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Special Interest Camps for Rising Grades 2 – 3

List of 29 items.

  • ¡Hola, Mis Amigos!

    Join us on an exciting journey as we explore the Spanish-speaking world! We will learn the basics of the Spanish language while enjoying the thrill, movement and color of this diverse culture. We will sing, dance, create Spanish inspired artwork and even sample some yummy traditional Hispanic food, such as burritos and tacos. ¡Vamos!
    Grades: Rising 2-3
    Dates:
    Session A: June 18-22, 8:45-11:45 a.m.;
    Session B: June 25 -29, 8:45-11:45 a.m.;
    Session C: July 2-6  (no camp July 4), 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructor: Anamaria Scozzaro
  • 21 Century Readers and Writers

    Increase reading fluency and comprehension while enjoying various digital texts. Use fun iPad apps to improve reading, vocabulary and writing skills.
    Grades: Rising 2-3
    Dates: July 23-27, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructor: Caroline Van Ness
     
  • American Girl Doll Camp

    Join us for an all American adventure as we learn about the crafts, recipes and fashions that the American Girl Dolls and their friends experienced during their historical eras. Participants should plan to bring a doll each day. There will be time to create jewelry for each doll and, of course, the dolls will want to participate in the tea party that will take place on Friday. Learn, play, fashion and socialize with friends and their American Girl Dolls!
    Grades: Rising  2-3
    Dates: June 25-29, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructor: Sarabeth Kawugule
     
  • Art, Garden and Mindfulness

    This class is designed to teach students about basic mindfulness practices and techniques while exploring how nature has the potential to inspire.
    Grades: Rising 2-3
    Dates: July 30-Aug. 3, 12:45-3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructor: Jacque Minarik
     
  • Author Study

    Delve deeply into the lives and works of various authors such as: Laura Numeroff, Theodor Geisel, Eric Carle, Jan Brett and Kevin Henkes. Make connections and critically evaluate an author's writing style. Then, use mentor texts to craft your own pieces of writing!
    Grades:  Rising 2-3
    Dates: July 2-6, 8:45-11:45 a.m. (no camp July 4)
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructor: Caroline Van Ness
     
  • Builders

    Calling all inventors, creators, builders and designers!  Come build some awesome creations with us! We will create our own designs and make structures using recyclable materials, Legos and many other interesting items.  Skills necessary: none and skills gained: communication, problem solving, creativity and teamwork.
    Grades: Rising 2-3
    Dates: July 23-27, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $220
    Instructors: Little Scholars
     
  • Cruise at Sea Cooking Class

    Kon’nichiwa, Chairete, Ciao, Marhabaan, Aloha, Hello! Campers will create recipes that are enjoyed in ports of call: Egypt, Italy, Hawaii, Japan and Greece. A sampling of items on the menu: flatbreads, pasta, sushi, hummus and pineapple smoothies.
    Grades: Rising 2-3
    Dates: June 18-22 , 8:45-11:45 a.m
    Cost: $280
    Instructors: Edible Education
     
  • Design the Runway

    Design your very own fashion line with us! Budding designers will create a fashion portfolio, create a one of a kind piece with recyclable goods and end the week with a Runway Show! Fashionistas will participate in several design challenges too. Come design your own runway with us!
    Grades: Rising 2-3
    Dates: June 25 -29, 8:45 -11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructors: Little Scholars
     
  • Ed Sherod Basketball Camp for Boys & Girls

    Come work with Coach Sherod in a fun camp environment to improve your overall basketball skills while having fun with an amazing coaching staff!
    Lead Instructor: Ed Sherod
    Grades: Rising grades 3,4-6, 7-9
    Dates: July 30-Aug. 3, 2018
    Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. -- Kenny Center
    Fee: $250
     
     
  • Fairy Tale STEAM

    Target your 21st-century skills through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Enjoy your favorite, classic fairy tales then use critical thinking skills to plan, construct, and test corresponding challenges.
    Grades: Rising 2-3
    Dates: Session A: June 18-22, 8:45-11:45 a.m.; Session B: July 16-20, 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructor: Caroline Van Ness
     
  • Fishing Camp - Session 2: Aug. 6 - 10

    (Grades 2-3)
    Session Two: Aug. 6 - 10
    9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
    Cost: $395 per week
     

    St. Catherine’s and Virginia Outside have teamed up to offer one-week, all-day fishing or all-day mountain biking camps. Students meet in the Maple Avenue parking lot and are transported to various locations in the James River Park System and surrounding wild spaces.
     
  • Fishing Camp - Session 3: Aug. 13 - 17

    (Grades 2-3)
    Session Three: Aug. 13 - 17
    9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
    Cost: $395 per week
     
  • Fishing Camp - Session 4: Aug. 20 - 24

    (Grades 2-3)
    Session Four: Aug. 20 - 24
    9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
    Cost: $395 per week
     
  • Food for Fitness

    Campers will learn to prepare recipesthat are super healthy andsuper flavorful. Emphasis is placed on local, in-season foods at the peak of vitality and freshness. A sampling of items on the menu are fruit leather, orange power bars, green-machine smoothies and chocolate quinoa cupcakes.
    Grades: Rising 2-3
    Dates: July 2-6, 8:45-11:45 a.m.  (no camp July 4)
    Class Fee: $280
    Instructors: Edible Education
     
  • Foods of the USA

    Who needs to cruise anywhere when the good old USA has such awesome food! Campers will learn about food indigenous to a variety of different regions in the USA. A few recipes on the menu are: Apple Fritters, Cheesy Grits, Potato Corn Chowder and Better Burgers.
    Grades: Rising 2 -3
    Dates: July 16-20, 8:45 -11:45 a.m
    Class Fee: $280
    Instructors: Edible Education
     
  • Green Thumb Club

    Catch a ladybug, chase a firefly and grow a garden … all while learning about nature and the world around us through stories, songs, art, exploration and imaginary play. The Green Thumb Club will ignite your passion for nature, recycling and learning about the earth through tactile activities and developmentally appropriate science investigations. It’s time to join the Green Thumb Club!
    Grades: Rising 2-3
    Dates: July 16-20,  8:45–11:45 a.m.
    Cost: $250
    Instructors: Little Scholars
     
  • Kick Start to Second Grade

    Fun-filled activities to help practice and review math, reading and study skills in preparation for the upcoming school year.
    Grade: Rising 2
    Dates: July 30-Aug. 3, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructor: Katie Crook
     
  • Kick Start to Third Grade

    Fun-led activities to help practice and review math, reading and study skills in preparation for the upcoming school year.
    Grade: Rising 3
    Dates: July 30-Aug. 3, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructor: Mayan Cavallo
     
  • Latin Ballet of Virginia Day Camp

    Discover dance while connecting various dance forms to Latin language and culture. Each camp includes classes in Latin dance, ballet, modern and hip-hop. Dance history, drums and percussion, arts, crafts and much more will also be explored. This unique program is taught by professional dancers and musicians who have years of performance and teaching experience to share with students. Each session culminates with a final student performance, based on international legends and myths.
    Ages: 5-14
    Dates: June 11 - 15
    Half day: 9 a.m.-noon, Cost: $250
    Full day: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cost: $350
     
  • Mountain Biking Camp - Session 1: July 30 - Aug. 3

    (Grades 2-3, 4-6, 7-8)
    Session One: July 30 - Aug. 3
    8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $450 per week
     

    St. Catherine’s and Virginia Outside have teamed up to offer one-week, all-day fishing or all-day mountain biking camps. Students meet in the Maple Avenue parking lot and are transported to various locations in the James River Park System and surrounding wild spaces.
     
  • Mountain Biking Camp - Session 2: Aug. 6 - 10

    (Grades 2-3, 4-6, 7-8)
    Session Two: Aug. 6 - 10
    8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $450 per week
     
  • Mountain Biking Camp - Session 3: Aug. 13 - 17

    (Grades 2-3, 4-6, 7-8)
    Session Three: Aug. 13 - 17
    8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $450 per week
     
  • Mountain Biking Camp - Session 4: Aug. 20 - 24

    (Grades 2-3, 4-6, 7-8)
    Session Four: Aug. 20 - 24
    8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $450 per week
     
  • National Treasure Hunt

    Feeling patriotic? Celebrate our nation with the ultimate treasure hunt. Unravel mysteries, crack clues and decode cyphers to unlock the secrets to our nation’s history. Learn to solve a variety of complex coded puzzles as you delve deep into the symbols of our past. Who will be the first to claim the treasure?
    Grades: Rising 2 - 3
    Dates: July 2-6, 8:45-11:45 a.m. (no camp July 4)
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructors: Little Scholars
     
  • Number Crunchers

    Have you ever been in a mental math game? Do you like to roll the dice? Do you have the edge to tackle mathematical concepts? Join us as we explore math in an all-new way! We will enrich your math skills through math fact games, problem-solving competitions, logical reasoning and spatial math concept tournaments. Who knew math could be so much fun!
    Grades: Rising 2-3
    Dates: July 30-Aug. 3, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $220
    Instructors: Little Scholars
  • Out of this World

    5, 4, 3, 2, 1 …BLAST OFF to a galaxy far, far away to learn about earth and the amazing solar system. Discover all things galactic such as comets, planets, shooting stars, rockets and more. Learn about flight, the adventures of space travel and participate in a rocket launch!
    Grades: Rising 2-3
    Dates: July 9-13, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $220
    Instructors: Little Scholars
     
  • Science of Cooking

    Measurements can be a fun way to brush up on math skills. Edible Education chefs will help you discover the reactions between foods, the how of heat and the why of working with unique ingredients to prepare delicious foods.
    Grades: Rising 2-3
    Dates: July 9-13, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $280
    Instructors: Edible Education
     
  • Singapore Math

    This class is designed to provide the foundation to Singapore Math through hands on activities and application of skills to problem solving. Designed for students new to St. Catherine’s Lower School.
    Grades: New students to St. Catherine’s in rising grades 1-4
    Dates: July 30-Aug. 3, 12:45-3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructors: Dr. Annie Kapetanis and Katherine Applewhite
     
  • World of Wizards

    Calling all wizard fans! This is like no other camp you have experienced. We will take a magical journey into the world of wizards. We will design wands, make magic potions, go on a magical creature hunt, play Quidditch, and participate in activities that will astound all Muggles.
    Grades: Rising 2-3
    Dates: June 18-22, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $220
    Instructors: Little Scholars
     

Design Your Day Camp

Design Your Day Camp - Rising Grades 2-3

List of 44 items.

  • Backyard Zoology

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    The most amazing science begins in the backyard! Start by identifying and observing some of the simplest organisms and ending with the most advanced. Through discussions and observations, learn about habitats, life cycles and predator-prey relationships. Science Through the Eyes of a Child Class fee: $50
    David Polak
     
  • Ball Games

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    The ball’s in your court as you learn basic skills for a wide variety of games with balls. Play classic games and games you’ve never played. Fun drills will improve ball-handling skills.
    Meagan Edwards, Leslie O’Neal
     
  • Center Stage Singers

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Start your summer of dancing and singing with your friends! Have a blast learning popular music and dance moves. Learn to read notated music, while practicing healthy vocal techniques, musical accuracy, expression and ensemble skills.
    Emma-Claire Polich
     
  • Ceramics

    Grades 2-3, 4-6, 7-10
    Explore the wonders of clay and learn traditional hand-building methods of clay construction. Using coil, slab and sculptural techniques, learn to texture, weave, carve and layer hand-built creations.
    Joel Moses
     
  • Christmas in July

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Experience the joy of giving handmade gifts all year round. We’ll create a variety of gifts perfect for sharing and then print our own wrapping paper, cards and gift tags…and it's okay if you keep something for yourself.
    Mary Beth Conley
     
  • Collage Creations

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Using decorated sheets of paper, newspaper, fabric, photos and found materials you’ll discover ways to cut, tear, arrange and adhere materials to create amazing pictures and three-dimensional assemblages.
    Kitty Lane
     
  • Cool Chemistry

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Make things bubble, fizz, splatter and ooze. Learn about solids, liquids and gases and conduct experiments to grow crystals and produce slime. Science Through the Eyes of a Child Class fee: $50
    David Polak
     
  • D.I.Y. Spa!

    Grades 2-3, 4-6, 7-10
    Step into an aromatherapy oasis!  Learn how to use organic materials and natural ingredients like essential oils to create your own health, beauty, & spa products.  Make cool products like relaxing bath fizzies & bath salts, calming lavender sachets, cleansing face masks, moisturizing lip balms & body scrubs, decorative hand soaps, and more!
    materials fee: $15
    Ashley Cogbill
     
  • Digital Photography: Beginner

    Grades 2-3
    Starting with the basics, learn how to hold the camera and how to frame an image. Experiment with close-ups and shots taken from different angles, perspectives and distances. Learn how to upload images and prepare for printing.
    Keith Browne
     
  • Drumming

    Grades 2-3, 4-6, 7-10
    Create soundscapes of musical fun. Follow behind Robbie as he leads you to success in rhythm. Discover polyrhythms and syncopated beats and learn the skills and basic techniques of drumming and percussive music.
    Robbie Kinter
     
  • Fabulous Flowers

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Do you love flowers? From ancient times to today, flowers have inspired famous artists all over the world. Create representations of flowers using a variety of media including printmaking, watercolors and sculptural paper techniques.
    Mary Beth Conley
     
  • Flute: Beginner

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Learn to play the flute, a well-beloved and beautiful instrument through the Suzuki method and the teacher’s own instructional style. Class fee: $25
    Susan Davis
     
  • For the Love of Animals

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    In this fun exploration of animals, we’ll learn interesting and fun facts about animals around the world. From the colorful frogs in the rainforest, to the barn owl in your backyard we will use animals as inspiration as we draw, bake, sew print, paint, and  collage our own animal creations.
    Kitty Lane
     
  • Gone Fishin’ (3 Periods)

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Explore the ecosystems of local freshwater ponds and the James River while fishing for bass, catfish, crappie and sunfish. Learn to tie knots, bait hooks and take fish o of hooks to release back into the water. Virginia Outside. Class Fee: $50
    Virginia Outside
     
  • Guitar: Beginner

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Guitar is one of the most popular instruments
to play. Start with the fundamentals and then learn to read tablature, play chords and soon be playing songs. No experience required. Class fee: $25
    Rusty Farmer
     
  • Gymnastics

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Few sports develop strength, flexibility and coordination the way gymnastics does. Work on tumbling skills and floor exercises, vaulting, rope climbing and balance beam.
    Gail Kingrey
     
  • Hippety Hop

    Grades 2-3
    This exciting, high-energy class will introduce campers to hip hop, beginning break dancing and movement games to get everyone dancing and moving to the beat. Hippety Hop dancers will develop and improve musicality, coordination and confidence while having fun.
    Victoria Seymour
     
  • Improv

    Grades 2-3, 4-6, 7-10
    Spend this summer laughing while learning to think on your feet and say "Yes, And." We’ll work in an ensemble creating comic characters and stories on the fly, participating in well-known improv games like, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”
    Jane Mattingly
     
  • Just Jump!

    Grades 3, 4-6
    Jump into this fun, challenging, heart-healthy class and learn single rope skills, double dutch, partner tricks and long rope games. Jumpers will learn to jump double unders, criss cross, rope releases and so much more! No experience necessary.
    Gail Kingrey
     
  • Karate

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Be part of a fast-paced modern martial arts curriculum led by masters from The Budo Center. Learn basic punches, blocks and combination moves that help build coordination, strength and flexibility. Practice self-control and gain confidence while displaying a positive attitude about yourself and others.
    The Budo Center
     
  • Magic Prints

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Experiment with a variety of printmaking techniques including rubbings, stamps, stencils and monotypes. Create prints with vibrant textures and bold colors appearing magically before your eyes!
    Dana Morris
     
  • Mosaic Madness

    Grades 2-3, 4-6, 7-10
    Flowerpots, frames, birdhouses and more! An exciting class full of broken bits, glue, grout and gook.
    Sarah Abernathie
     
  • Ms. Mo’s Cooking Show

    Grades 2-3 New!
    Cooking is art you can eat! Learn basic recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and then watch yourself on the “Brilliant Summer Food Network”. We will learn basic cooking, baking, and food preparation skills while archiving class videos to share. Recipes will include (but not limited to): waffles, pudding, meatballs and potato salad.
    Mo Regulinski
     
  • Musical Theatre

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Experience the world of musical theatre by working on the three areas of musical theatre: acting, singing & dance. We will also learn focus, concentration & collaboration as an ensemble.
    Emma-Claire Polich
     
  • Mythical Creatures' Habitats

    Grades: 2-3, 4-6  New!
    Ever wanted to attract mythical creatures like garden fairies, gnomes, trolls, princesses, unicorns, mermaids, pirates, or dragons?  Now you can!  Build them a house or habitat using recycled cardboard, hot glue, and tons of natural materials & craft supplies.
    Class Fee: $15
    Ashley Cogbill
     
  • Origami: Beginner

    Grades 2-3
    The Asian art of paper folding is an ancient art form, but it’s as fun today as ever. Learn to fold flat squares of paper into incredible three-dimensional shapes.
    Ming-hua Chang
     
  • Papier-Mâché Works

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Paper and glue...who knew? Get a little messy with papier-mâché. Come create a menagerie of amazing three-dimensional sculptures. You’ve never had so much fun with old newspaper.
    Laura van Bylandt
     
  • Piano: Beginner

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Come and learn the fundamentals of playing the piano. Begin with pre-reading activities and move to more complicated material as music reading ability develops. No experience required. Class Fee $10
    Gloria Ramirez
     
  • Piano: Intermediate

    Grades 2-3,4-6
    Students must have completed Piano: Beginner or have taken piano instruction for one school year to select this class. Learn scales, triads and key signatures to move towards more advanced music. No advanced students please. Class Fee $10
    Gloria Ramirez
  • Pillow Pals

    Grades 2-3 New!
    Create a loveable, huggable soft sculpture while learning basic sewing stitches, color theory, and artistic craftsmanship.
    Mo Regulinski
     
  • Rockets, Robots & Crazy Chemistry

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Step into the dynamic world of STEM with Mad Science! Explore space technology and build your own rocket with NASA. Learn about robots while you build your very own awesome Komodo Dragon Robot that you get to take home. Finally, explore the crazy world of Chemistry while making slime and more!
    Lab Fee: $60
    Mad Science
     
  • Soccer

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Improve passing, trapping and shooting in this basic skills class. Learn offensive and defensive positioning, plus the strategies that make soccer fun. Develop speed, skill, technique and form.
     
  • Story Art

    Grades 2-3
    Every story is a new adventure.  Choose your favorite story and combine imagination and creativity to make an exciting piece of story art. Experiment with a variety of art materials to bring a storybook world to life.
    Kitty Lane
     
  • Street Jazz

    Grades 2-3, 4-6, 7-10
    It’s a little bit of jazz, a little bit of hip-hop and a whole lotta fun! Come move, groove, shake and bounce in this high-energy dance class.
    Victoria Seymour
     
  • Swimming: Beginner

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Learn basic strokes and how to float. Dive and participate in a variety of water games and contests. Of course water safety and pool rules are taught and always emphasized.
    Kemper Gibson and Madalyn Nuckols
  • Swimming: Intermediate

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    If you can keep yourself afloat and feel comfortable in the water then this is the class for you. Work on stroke technique and participate in a variety of games. Water safety rules will be emphasized.
    Kemper Gibson and Madalyn Nuckols
     
  • Travel Trinkets

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Let’s explore some of America’s greatest cities! On our imaginary vacation we’ll learn fun facts about some of America’s best places to visit and we will create souvenirs from our travels including postcards, picture frames, snow globes, magnets and key chains.
    Mary Beth Conley
     
  • Ukulele

    Grades 2-3, 4-6, 7-10
    Aloha! The ukulele is becoming one of today’s most popular instruments for all ages. It’s easy to carry and play. Learn to read tablature, chords and songs. No experience required. Class fee: $25
    Rusty Farmer
     
  • Violin 1

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Learn the basics of playing the violin in a fun group setting. This class is for beginners only. Performance is optional. Class fee: $25
    Sharla Gordon
     
  • Violin 2

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Did you take Violin 1 last year or did you play the violin a few years ago and need a refresher class? Violin 2 is for you! Brush up on the basics of playing the violin and expand on your skills. There is an optional performance at the end of each session. Class fee: $25
    Sharla Gordon
     
  • Voice Lessons

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Whether you want to sing for enjoyment, school plays, chorus or auditions, this class will help you reach your full potential. Learn proper breathing, posture, tone production, intonation, diction, phrasing and ear training and you will gain confidence and consistency in your singing.
    Emma-Claire Polich
  • Watercolor Techniques

    Grade 2-3, 4-6
    Dive into watercolor to explore wet on wet, dry brushing, resist and mixed media techniques. Learn traditional and experimental watercolor techniques in this exciting class.
    Laura van Bylandt
     
  • Weaving: Beginner

    Grades 2-3
    Weaving has taken many forms from ancient times to today. Learn the difference between the “warp” and the “weft” and rediscover the ancient art of weaving. Use a simple loom and explore a variety of “over and under” techniques to create woven masterpieces. It’s easy and fun and the results are amazing.
    Kitty Lane
     
  • World Mask Making

    Grades 2-3
    Design wearable artwork while exploring mask-making traditions used by cultures throughout the world. We will learn the stories behind the masks as we create Mexican Tona Animal masks, Italian Carnival masks, Mardi Gras masks and African ceremonial masks.
    Dana Morris