Grades 4–6

Boys & girls age rising grades 4-6
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: Grades 4-6

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  • ¡Viva México!

    Discover our neighbor, Mexico and learn about its language, history, culture, people, food and more. Great for students new to the Spanish language and those that want to practice over the summer.
    Grades: Rising 4-6
    Dates: July 23 - 27, 8:45-11:45 a.m
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructor: Susan Steenrod  
  • Art Factory

    Our D-I-Y camp is for all your artsy-crafty kids who love to express yourselves with one-of-a-kind masterpieces like canvas art, bead making and watercolors. Find your inner artist and keep your creativity sharp this summer as we design many treasured mementos.
    Grades: Rising 4-6
    Dates: July 2-6, (no camp on July 4), 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $220
    Instructors: Little Scholars
     
  • Babysitter Certification

    Become a certified babysitter while learning how to care for infants and children, create a safe environment, make good decisions, solve problems and handle emergencies.
    Grades: Rising 6-8
    Dates: Aug. 6-8, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Class Fee: $160
    Instructor: Tara DiGiacomo
     
  • Brilliant Summer Detective Agency

    Calling all amateur detectives! Come develop crime investigation skills and learn forensic science techniques like fingerprinting, footprint casting, evidence identification, and more. Fine-tune your problem-solving and critical thinking ability as you decipher clues and process crime scene evidence. Put your sleuthing expertise to the test to solve mock crimes around campus.
    Grades: Rising 4-6
    Dates: June 25-29, 8:45-11:45 a.m
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructor: Jennifer Harper
  • Brilliant Summer Detective Agency

    Calling all amateur detectives! Come develop crime investigation skills and learn forensic science techniques like fingerprinting, footprint casting, evidence identification, and more. Fine-tune your problem-solving and critical thinking ability as you decipher clues and process crime scene evidence.  Put your sleuthing expertise to the test to solve mock crimes around campus.  
    Grades: Rising 4-6
    Dates: July 9-13, 8:45-11:45 a.m
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructor: Jennifer Harper
  • Creative Writing

    Come discover the lifelong joys of creative writing – and get to know yourself better in the process. We will do creative writing exercises and also enjoy some selected writing examples from wonderful writers, both old and new. You will learn important writing and creative skills that will help make you the best writer you can be.
    Grades: Rising 5-6
    Dates:  July 16-20, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Cost: $250
    Instructor: Taryn Chesshire
     
  • 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
    Register online under "2018 Sports Camps"
     
  • Fishing Camp - Session 1: July30 - Aug. 3

    (Grades 4-6, 7-9)
    Session One: July 30 - Aug. 3
    8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Cost: $550 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 2: Aug. 6 - 10

    (Grades 4-6, 7-9)
    Session Two: Aug. 6 - 10
    8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Cost: $550 per week
     
  • Fishing Camp - Session 3: Aug. 13 - 17

    Fishing Camps (ages 9–14)
    (Grades 4-6, 7-9)
    Session Three: Aug. 13 - 17
    8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Cost: $550 per week
     
  • Fishing Camp - Session 4: Aug. 20 - 24

    (Grades 4-6, 7-9)
    Session Four: Aug. 20 - 24
    8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Cost: $550 per week
     
  • Future-Preneurs

    Are you a natural born leader? Do you want to experience the thrills of creating a “company?” Don’t miss out on this camp where you will create and sell handmade products at the Sale-A-Thon. This camp will dabble in the world of stocks and current events as it relates to businesses.
    Dates: July 16-20, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Grades: Rising 4-6
    Class Fee: $220
    Instructors: Little Scholars
     
  • Girls Lacrosse Camp

    Come work with the Saints coaches to improve your shooting, defensive, stick skill and overall team strategy.
    Grades: Rising 4-8
    Dates: June 18-21, 4-7 p.m.
    Camp Fee: $155
    Instructor: Alexa Anderson
  • Invention Convention: Hands-On Design & Engineering

    We’ll have tons of fun as we explore basic engineering principles. Tinker, design, build, test and refine your very own inventions using littlebits Electronics (easy-to-use electronic building blocks), Makey-makeys (simple invention kits that turn everyday into a keyboard controller) and a 3D Printer. Perhaps you will build a top-secret safe that responds to movement or noise, construct a trash-ketball game that keeps score, or design a one-of-a-kind interactive keychain for your backpack. What will you create?
    Grades: Rising 4-6
    Dates: June 25-29, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructor: Jennifer Vermillion
  • Kick Start to Fourth Grade

    Fun-filled activities to help practice and review math, reading and study skills in preparation for the upcoming school year. You do not have to be a St. Catherine’s student to take this class.
    Grade: Rising grade 4
    Dates: July 30-Aug. 3, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructor: Sloan Hiscock
     
  • Kick Start to Middle School

    For students new to St. Catherine’s Middle School. Get your motor running! Come experience fun-filled activities to help you get acquainted to St. Catherine’s Middle School while learning new skills in math, reading and studying.
    Grades: Rising 5-6 new to St. Catherine’s School
    Dates: July 30-Aug. 3, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructor: Rachel Stoller
     
  • 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
    Half day: June 11-15, 9 a.m.-noon
    Class Fee: $250
    Full day: June 11-15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Class Fee: $350
  • Let's Open a Bakery

    Do you dream of cookies, cakes and pies? In this fun baking class, you will practice math, science and more. A sampling of items on the menu: Fruit pies, quick breads, cookies and muffins, just to name a few. Your family will love the results! Parent’s/family members are welcome to stop out on the last day to sample the confections made in camp
    Grades: Rising 4-6
    Dates: July 16-20, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $280
    Instructors: Edible Education
     
  • 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
     
  • Saints Basketball Camp

    Work with Coach Sherod on all aspects of the game: shooting, ball handling, passing, rebounding and defense. You will improve as a player and have fun!!
    Lead Instructor: Ed Sherod
    Grades: Rising 5-6, 7-8
    Dates: June 11-15, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. - Kenny Center
    Fee: $175
    Register online under "2018 Sports Camps"
     
  • Saints Girls Lacrosse Camp

    Come work with the Saints coaches to improve your shooting, defensive, stick skill and overall team strategy.
    Lead Instructor: Alexa Anderson
    Rising grades  4-6, 7-8
    Dates: June 18-21, 2018
    Time: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. - St. Catherine’s Fields in Goochland
    Fee: $175
    Register under 2018 Sports Camps
  • Saints Volleyball Camp

    The Saints volleyball staff will teach you skill progressions and tactical strategies for all offensive and defensive positions on the court.
    Lead Instructor: Skip Weston
    Grades: Rising grades 5-6, 7-9
    Dates: June 11-14, 2018
    Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Kenny Center Gym
    Fee: $175
    Register online under "2018 Sports Camps"
  • Science Exploratorium

    Come discover, experiment, and create as we learn about the colliding worlds of art and science in this STEAM-based camp. We will create biomes from around the world, stargaze at constellations, master meteorology, investigate how things work and dabble in chemistry and physics.  Put on your learning cap and grab the art supplies because this STEAM camp will rock your world.
    Grades: Rising 4-6
    Dates: July 9-13, 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $220
    Instructors: Little Scholars
     
  • 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
     
  • Top Dog Field Hockey Camp

    The session will provide instruction in skills needed to be successful at all levels. Athletes will have the opportunity to put those skills into action in game situations.
    Lead instructor: Don Warner
    Grades: Rising grades 4-6, 7-9
    Dates: June 11-14, 2018  
    Time: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. - St. Catherine’s Fields in Goochland
    Fee: $175
    Register online under "2018 Sports Camps"
  • Whiz Kids

    Join us on a science discovery mission! We will explore the world of science through everyday objects and encounters. This camp will enhance the STEM education philosophies with a big punch of fun. Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Astronomy and Zoology will all be covered in the camp.
    Grades: Rising 4-6
    Dates: July 23-27, 8:45-11:45 a.m
    Class Fee: $220
    Instructors: Little Scholars
     
  • Wonders of Ancient Art

    Take a journey back in time to the mysterious world of Egyptian Pyramids, Greek Gods, and the Roman Empire.  The wonders of this class will lead you on an exploration of hieroglyphics, ornate masks, and mosaics, all while competing in the ancient Olympic Games.
    Grades: Rising 4-6
    Dates: July 30-Aug. 3, 8:45-11:45 a.m
    Class Fee: $220
    Instructors: Little Scholars

Design Your Day Camp

Design Your Day Camp - Rising Grades 4-6

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  • Acting Academy

    Grades 4-6 and 7-10  New!
    Are you made for the stage? Are you the next big movie star? This class will help you learn new skills as an actor as well as polish the ones you didn't know you already had!
    Jane Mattingly
     
  • American Sign Language

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    Say something without ever speaking a word. Learn American Sign Language and investigate the culture that surrounds this language and the people who speak it.
    Rebecca Sopher
     
  • Animal Houses

    Grades 4-6
    Create miniature animals with Sculpey polymer clay and then create a house for them. Don’t forget to include furniture, furnishings and maybe even food!
    Brigette Newberry
     
  • Asian Art Adventures

    Grades 4 -6, 7- 10
    Learn about China’s 5,000 years of technical and artistic achievements and create Chinese- inspired arts and crafts. Make lanterns, kites, dragons, masks and more.
    Ming-hua Chang
     
  • 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
     
  • Band Works

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    Let’s jam! Haven’t you always wanted to join
a band? Learn basic skills for a variety of individual instruments — and you choose the instruments. Experiment with the saxophone, trumpet, flute, clarinet, trombone or drums. No experience necessary. Class fee: $25
    Susan Davis
     
  • Basketball

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    Here’s a chance to improve your basketball skills to enjoy the game more. Work on dribbling, passing, shooting, layups and ball handling, while improving motor skills, eye-hand coordination and team play. Both boys and girls are invited.
    Leslie O’Neal
     
  • Brilliant Summer Live!

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    Do you love the sound of laughter and the exhilaration of applause? Then join the festivities with other campers who like to write and perform scripts — and who won’t be shy about showing what they can do!
    Session One: Grades 4-6 Session Two: Grades 7-10
    Robbie Kinter
     
  • Candle Making: Beginner

    Grades 4-6
    Candle making is an ancient art. Learn all the steps in this informative class, from melting, molding, rolling, dripping and dipping to painting, sticking, building and carving. Create candles of all shapes, sizes and scents.
    Brigette Newberry
     
  • 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
     
  • Chess Blitz

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    Engage in the basic tactics and strategies of chess. Learn about the game of kings and queens as you improve your chess playing through daily games and strategy sessions.
    Championship Chess
  • Chinese Language and Culture

    Grades 4-6
    Experience a hands-on approach to the art, language and culture of ancient and modern China. Learn how to speak and write in Mandarin Chinese and use bamboo brushes to paint Chinese calligraphy. Also learn to count in Chinese and how to use a Chinese calculator called an “abacus.”
    Ming-hua Chang
     
  • 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
     
  • Claymation

    Grades 4-6 and 7-10   New!
    Create your own movie using clay and photography! Learn how to sculpt small characters, write movie scripts, make sets and arrange photographs in video editing software to create a claymation.
    Mae Berglas
     
  • 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
     
  • Comedy Hour

    Grades 4-6, 7-10  New! 
    How many times have friends and family told you that you are so funny you should be on stage? It’s not as easy as it looks, but in this class get the support and inspiration needed to give it a try. Learn to synthesize improvisation, storytelling, and acting to write and perform your own stand-up comedy routine or sketch show.
    Jane Mattingly
     
  • 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
     
  • Crazy About Crochet

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    Design and make a crocheted necklace and bracelet using silk cording and a variety of beads. Many colors will be available to spark your creativity.
    Sarah Abernathie
     
  • Creative Bloggers

    Grades 4-6
    Explore the digital side of writing through creative blogging. Join the blogging community on a secure, kid-friendly site where you and your peers can collaborate on and experiment with different types of writing.
    Kimberlee Letourneau
     
  • 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

    Grades 4-6
    Learn the basics of holding the camera and selecting the proper modes. Experiment with framing, close-ups, composition and manual settings. All you need is a digital camera and the desire to take regular picture taking to the next level.
    Keith Browne
     
  • Dollhouse Decorators

    Grades 4-6, 7-10   New!
    Join us as we learn to create everything from flowers to furniture in miniature. Let your imagination be your guide. Create a mini model of your dream room or a flower garden. Everything's cuter in miniature!
    Gina Wojtysiak
     
  • 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
     
  • Embroidery & Cross Stitch

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    Learn different stitches and techniques for creating designs in hand embroidery and cross stitch. Create a sampler  sachet and embellish keepsakes and make wearable art.
    Gina Wojtysiak
     
  • Engineering Physics

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    Physics is the study of forces and motion. Learn about gravity, friction, centrifugal force and rotational pull through hands-on experiences. Build bridges and test the load capacity. Engineer launchers and water rockets for flights up to 400 feet! You’ll soon see why physics is fun. Science Through the Eyes of a Child Class fee: $50
    David Polak
     
  • Fabric and Yarn Creations

    Grades 4-6, 7-10 New!
    Use printed and solid fabric to create paintings, pillows and placemats. Create your own combinations of color and print using iron-on fusible materials. Some basic sewing will be taught as well.
    Brigette Newberry
  • 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
     
  • Fashion Apprentice - Circle Skirts and Capes

    Grades 4-6 New!
    Who’s going to be the next fantastic fashion designer this summer? Get inspired at Brilliant Summer Fashion Institute Apprentice program where you will create a one of a kind garment with personalized textile design. The goal of this class is to develop visual design, construction, and stitching skills. You will have the choice to make a circle skirt or cape in this workshop.
    Mo Regulinski
     
  • Felting Frenzy

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    Transform soft, colorful wool into beautiful sculptures, bags, phone cases and wall art. We'll use wet and needle felting techniques to make these bright textile artworks.
    Mae Berglas
     
  • Field Games

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    Come play Ultimate Frisbee, Ultimate Football and capture the flag. Practice throwing and catching skills with the Frisbee and football, as well as learn offensive and defensive strategies. These fun, fast-paced games provide plenty of exercise.
    Meagan Edwards
     
  • 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
     
  • Guitar: Intermediate

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    Build on your previous guitar experience by learning new chords and songs. Examine the guitar’s role in popular music by listening and playing. 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
     
  • 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
     
  • Jammin’ on the James (3 Periods)

    Grades 4-6
    Climb, fish, float, hike, hammer, paddle, paint, snorkel and swim as you explore the James River and James River parks, guided by a naturalist, a historian and a wildlife photographer. Investigate plants, mammals, birds, bugs, fish and reptiles and learn about the river and how to enjoy it safely and with respect. Class Fee: $65
    Lisa Foster
     
  • Jewelry Design

    Grades 4-6, 7-10 New!
    Using techniques real jewelers use, we’ll make jewelry using wire, beads, chain, cord and findings. Make wearable art that sparkles! (Caution: your Mom will want to borrow your jewelry.)
    Gina Wojtysiak
     
  • 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
     
  • Knitting: Beginner

    Grades 4-6
    Learn the lifelong skill and pleasure of knitting with master knitter Betsy Manson. Create a sweater for a favorite stuffed animal or a scarf for yourself. Basic techniques you will learn are cast-on and purl.
    Class fee: $25
    Betsy Manson
     
  • Knitting: Intermediate

    Grades 5 – 10
    Master the basics of knitting, purling and putting together a finished product. Learn how to make a colorful sock monkey.
    Class fee: $25
    Betsy Manson
     
  • Lyrical Dance

    Grades 4-8
    Let the song’s lyrics inspire personal artistry and creativity. Dancers learn to tell the story of the music through their movements in this fusion of ballet and jazz.
    Victoria Seymour
     
  • 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
     
  • Mash-up Book

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    Part journal, part scrapbook- a mash-up book is all about you! Write, doodle, draw, design, color, and paste on the pages of your smash book. Get inspired with tons of examples or think of your own ideas—it's up to you! You don't need to be an artist or an author to enjoy making a mash-up book.
    Kimberlee Letourneau
     
  • 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
     
  • Mountain Biking (3 Periods)

    Grades 4-6, 7-8
    Richmond has some of the best urban mountain biking trails around. Develop beginner and intermediate mountain biking skills including steering, shifting, hill climbing and descending, log hopping, dodging obstacles, etiquette, maintenance, safety and more. Bikes provided.
    Class Fee: $50
    Virginia Outside.
     
  • Ms. Mo’s Cooking Show

    Grades 4-6 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): omelets, biscuits, pesto and skillet chicken & rice.
    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
     
  • Nature Journaling

    Grades4-10 New!
    Sketch and explore the marvels of nature. Using nature journals and botanical illustration as references, we’ll spend the class drawing and writing outdoors. Learn to identify different plants and animals.
    Gina Wojtysiak
     
  • Origami for Everybody

    Grades 4-6
    Welcome beginners and returning friends. The Asian art of paper folding is an ancient art form, but it’s as fun today as ever. Fold flat squares of paper into incredible three-dimensional shapes!
    Ming-hua Chang
     
  • Paint Like the Impressionists

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    “En plein air” is a French expression for painting out in the open and a popular method with the Impressionists. In this class, paint “en plein air” while learning about how the Impressionists used color to depict light, shadow and mood.
    Gina Wojtysiak
     
  • Paint Your Pet

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    Bring a photo of your favorite pet and learn how to paint a colorful, lively acrylic portrait. Explore the process of gridding a photo and canvas, creating a composition and applying paint to produce a finished pet portrait.
    Dana Morris
     
  • Papermaking and Bookbinding

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    Learn to make your own paper and use decorating techniques to design beautiful cards and silhouettes. We'll then practice a variety of styles for making books and fill them with unique art and stories.
    Mae Berglas
     
  • 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
     
  • Photography I

    Grades 4-6
    Take snapshots with a prototype pinhole camera, as well as use any type of point-and- shoot camera to take pictures all around the St. Catherine’s campus. Learn how to artfully hand- color photographs. Class Fee: $15
    Keith Browne
     
  • Photojournalism

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    Photograph, write, collect, edit and publish pictures and stories to report on Brilliant Summer’s news and events.
    Kimberlee Letourneau
     
  • Piano: Beginner

    Grades 2-3, 4-6
    Come and learn the fundamentals of playing the piano. Begin with pre-reading activities and move to a 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
     
  • Power Jump Rope

    Grades 5-6, 7-10
    Take a jump rope class that challenges your athletic ability. Focus on single-rope skills, double dutch, rapid fire games, partner tricks and gymnastics moves to develop intermediate and advanced jump rope skills. Previous jump rope experience recommended.
     
  • 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
     
  • So You Think You Can Dance?

    Grades 4-6
    So you want to make up your own dances? Now’s your chance. Work individually as well as collaboratively to choreograph dances that will be shared at the end of the session.
    Victoria Seymour
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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
     
  • Strings Rock

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    Think only guitarists can rock? Think again! Strings students will learn rock and popular songs. Open to students with at least one year of experience on their instrument: violin, viola, cello or bass.
    Sharla Gordon
     
  • Swimming: Advanced

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    Want to become a competitive swimmer? Master the four competitive strokes and develop swimming endurance. Participate in a variety of relays and games and dive into the knowledge needed to be a junior lifeguard.
    Kemper Gibson and Madalyn Nuckols
     
  • 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
     
  • Team Challenges

    Grades 4-6
    Test yourself and match wits with others as you take part in team challenges, stunts, tumbling and rope activities. Strengthen both mind and body, and learn the importance of working with others to reach a common goal.
    Leslie O’Neal
     
  • 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
  • Volleyball

    Grades 4-6, 7-10
    Learn the rules and strategies of this popular sport. Through drills and games, learn to serve, pass, volley and block and set and smash the ball.
    Leslie O’Neal
     
  • 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: Intermediate

    Grades 4-6 and 7-10
    Come "warp" and "weft" again! If you already know a little about the weaving process let's continue with new projects, new ways to weave and additional weaving materials.
    Kitty Lane