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).

Pricing by camp session

Deep dive into subjects of focused interest.

Special Interest Camps for Rising Grades 2 – 3

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  • 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 22 - 26, 2020 or July 6 -10, 2020; 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructor: Sarabeth Kawugule
  • Creative Coding

    The mission is simple – teach students to enjoy all things coding and web. Our staff of professional programmers and educators deliver clear, entertaining instruction to ensure students have fun while learning complex coding skills. Students learn to build basic web pages, animations and simple games – and are encouraged to share their experiences when they get home!
    Grades: 2-3
    Dates: June 15 - 19; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.  or July 6 - 10; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $200
    Instructors: Code Emoji
  • Ed Sherod's Co-ed Basketball Camp

    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 3-9
    Dates: Aug. 3 - 7, 2020
    Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. -- Kenny Center
    Fee: $250
  • Ed Sherod's Co-ed Basketball Camp - Early Summer

    Work with Coach Ed Sherod and other members of the Saints coaching staff to improve in all aspects of the game; shooting, ball handling, passing, rebounding, defense and offense. You will improve as a player and have fun! The camp will be held at St. Catherine's Kenny Center.
    Lead Instructor: Ed Sherod
     June 8 - 12, 2020
    Times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Class Fee: $175
  • Fishing Camps (ages 6-8)

    St. Catherine’s and Virginia Outside have teamed up to offer one-week, all-day fishing 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.
    Ages: 6-8
    Week One: July 13-17, 2020; 8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Week Two: July 27-31, 2020; 8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Week Three: Aug, 3-7, 2020; 8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Week Four: Aug.10-14, 2020; 8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Week Five: Aug.17-21, 2020; 8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Class Fee: $425
    Instructors: Virginia Outside Staff
  • Food Around the World

    All Aboard the SS Edible Education as we set sail on our culinary tour of the world! We will drop anchor in the ports of Jamaica, China, France, South Africa, and Mexico. Campers will get to prepare foods from these awesome cruise destinations and learn a little about the different cultures as well. Sample Menu: Spring Rolls, Pico de Gallo, Banana Bread, and Crepes.
    Dates: July 13-17, 2020; 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructors: Edible Education
  • Food of the USA

    Road Trip! Edible Education is taking a culinary tour of some of the best food stops in the USA. Our taste buds will be stopping in New England, New Orleans, San Francisco, Tennessee, and Texas, so don’t miss out on our grand food adventure! Sample Menu: Tennessee BBQ, Clam Chowder, and Baked Vegan Blueberry Doughnuts.
    Dates: June 29 - July 2, 2020; 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $200
    Instructors: Edible Education
  • Joni Jam Dance Camp

    Discover the art of dance! This unique program is taught by St. Catherine's Dance Instructors 
    Grades 2 -6  
    Half day: June 8-12, 2020; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $250
    Full day: June 8-12, 2020; 8:45 a.m - 3:45 p.m. (please pack a lunch)
    Class Fee: $400
  • 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 27-31, 2020; 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructor: Katie Crook
  • Mindful Fitness Club 

    Need a little mindful exercise in your life? Get moving as fast as you can for a camp full of fitness, fun and mindfulness! We will play games, have spirited team challenges and participate in activities to create a mindful state. Participants will receive daily mindfulness badges. 
    Grades: 2-3
    Dates: July 20 - 24, 2020; 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $220
    Instructors: Little Scholars
  • Mystical Creature Adventures 

    Lochness Monster, Big Foot, Greek Gods and mystical creatures…did we get your attention? We are going to fill your days with discoveries about these legendary creatures. Not only will you have fun, but you will broaden your creative mind and gain critical reasoning skills. This is one adventure you will not want to miss! 
    Grades: 2-3
    Dates: July 13 - 17, 2020; 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $220
    Instructors: Little Scholars
  • Ready, Set, Tinker!

    Research, explore, tinker, repeat! Whether it’s with recyclable materials or codable robots, we will design and create challenging builds. Your Tinkerer will use engineering, literature, and technology to problem solve and innovate. Let's get ready to tinker!
    Dates: June 22-26, 2020; 8:45-11:45 a.m.
    Class Fee: $200
    Instructors: Brightling Academy
  • Singapore Math

    This class is designed to provide the foundation to Singapore Math through hands on activities and application of skills to problem solving. Only for students new to St. Catherine’s Lower School.
    Grades: Only New students to St. Catherine’s in rising grades 1-4
    Dates: July 27 - 31, 2020; 12:45-3:45 p.m.
    Class Fee: $250
    Instructor: Katherine Applewhite

Design Your Day Camp

Design Your Day Camp - Rising Grades 2-3

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  • Accessories!

    Learn how to make a wide variety of different accessories from headbands and hair barrettes to necklaces out of fabric! We will be using fabric, wire, beads and more!
    Instructor: Caroline Seaman
  • All Dolled Up (Session One)

    Fads and trends come and go, but dolls remain one of the oldest and most loved toys for kids of all ages. Together we'll learn about different styles and types of dolls, from paper to potato to rag dolls, and craft a set of our own.
    Session One
    Instructor: Rachel Rohr
  • 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.
    Class fee: $50
    Instructor: David Polak, Science Through the Eyes of a Child 
  • Ball Games

    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.
    Instructors: Rebecca Sopher
  • Center Stage Singers

    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.
    Instructor: Catherine Pelletier
  • Ceramics

    Who doesn't want to create their own cereal bowl, candy bowl or 'objet' to be treasured? Use the hand-building techniques: slab, drape and applique and create your own usable art.
    Instructor: Joel Moses
  • Cool Chemistry

    Make things bubble, fizz, splatter and ooze. Learn about solids, liquids and gases and conduct experiments to grow crystals and produce slime.
    Class fee: $50
    Instructor: David Polak, Science Through the Eyes of a Child 
  • 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

    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.
    Iinstructor: Robbie Kinter
  • Field Games & Ball Games

    Love sports but can’t decide which to take? This class will allow you to play many different sports you already like and maybe you’ll learn some new ones too!
    Instructor: Rebecca Sopher
  • Flute: Beginner

    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
    Inbstructor: Susan Davis
  • Fun with Chinese (Session Two)

    Do you want to know your Chinese name? Do you know your Chinese zodiac animal? Do you want to prepare yourself for an awesome trip to the Terracotta Warriors and Great Wall? We are going to learn A TON of fun facts about this ancient culture and practice our Chinese through hands-on activities, even cooking!
    Instructor: Kefu Dorion
  • Go Figure (Session One)

    Do you think you can't draw people? This class will silence that doubt as you build skills and gain confidence. We'll learn several ways to draw people and create a 3-D sculpture too.
    Instructor: Rachel Rohr
  • Green Screen Movie Machine

    Put yourself in the movies! Using a green-screen and iMovie, we’ll build and inhabit our own creative video worlds. Paint scenery, design foreground and background imagery and tell stories starring yourself and fellow campers in whatever wild world you can imagine.
    Instructor: Caroline Seaman
  • Guitar: Beginner

    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
    Instructor: Rusty Farmer
  • Gymnastics

    Few sports develop strength, flexibility and coordination the way gymnastics does. Work on tumbling skills and floor exercises, vaulting, rope climbing and balance beam.
    Instructor: 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.
    Instructor: Ashley Wyatt 
  • Just Jump!

    Grades 3-6
    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.
    Instructor: Gail Kingrey
  • Karate

    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.
    Instructor: Pamela Justice, The Budo Center
  • Magic Prints (Session Two)

    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!
    Instructor: Dana Morris
  • Medieval Art

    Go back in time to the middle ages and create authentic art of the time, such as a portrait depicting yourself as a king or queen. Look into your family history and design your family crest, create crowns, shields, goblets, castles, and dragons.
    Instructor: Jeremy Terner
  • Mosaic Madness

    An exciting class full of broken bits, glue, grout and gook! We will mosaic like mad as we decorate clocks, mirrors, flower pots, frames and more.
    Instructor: Olivia Penn
  • Ms. Mo’s Cooking Show

    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.
    Instructor: Maureen "Mo" Regulinski
  • Musical Theatre

    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.
    Instructor: Catherine Pelletier
  • Origami: Beginner

    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.
    Instructor: Ming-hua Chang
  • Painting Party

    Do you love to paint and get messy? Painting party might be perfect for you. Come join us as we paint different types of artwork from abstract to realistic. Learn tips and tricks for color mixing, sketching your design, and adding all the little details to make some of your best art yet!
    Instructor: Olivia Penn
  • Papier-Mâché Works (Session Two)

    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.
    Session Two
    Instructor: Laura van Bylandt
  • Piano: Beginner

    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
    Instructor: Susan Davis
  • Pusheen’s Playful Summer

    Spend your summer with everyone’s favorite gray cat, Pusheen! Hang out with Pusheen and friends as you play Pusheen themed games and activities. Grab your favorite stuffed friend as we learn more about Pusheen and her siblings, Stormy and Pip, as well as their other furry friends. It’s sure to be a playful summer!
    Instructor: Catherine Pelletier
  • 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.
    Instructor: Jeremy Terner
  • Story Art

    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.
    Instructor: Jeremy Terner
  • Street Jazz

    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.
    Instructor: Staff
  • Summer Science and STEM

    Use concepts from areas of science, technology, engineering, art and math to solve everyday problems!  We'll practice our STEAM skills by designing and testing tall towers, strong bridges, egg-drop safety devices and more.
    Instructor: Joyce Tzavellas
  • Swimming: Beginner

    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.
    Instructors: Madalyn Nuckols
  • Swimming: Intermediate

    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.
    Instructors: Madalyn Nuckols
  • Ukulele

    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
    Instructor: Rusty Farmer
  • Violin 1

    Learn the basics of playing the violin in a fun group setting. This class is for beginners only. Performance is optional. Class fee: $25
    Instructor: Loretta McCray
  • Violin 2

    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
    Instructor: Loretta McCray
  • Watercolor Techniques (Session Two)

    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.
    Session Two
    Instructor: Laura van Bylandt
  • Whimsical Fairy Cottages

    Ever wanted to attract a magical fairy to your backyard or garden? Now you can! Build them a whimsical cottage using recycled cardboard, hot glue and tons of natural floral materials and beautiful craft supplies. How enchanting!
    Instructor: Ashley Cogbill
  • World Mask Making (Session Two)

    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.
    Session Two
    Instructor: Dana Morris
  • Yoga for Kids (Session Two)

    Through distinct and therapeutic sequence of postures, we organize our alignment principles and help us build a solid foundation of breath control and body stability and balance. 
    Instructor: Kefu Dorion