If you're looking for some indication that life is returning to normal, look no further than the Summer Camps at Catholic Central, held from mid-June through the first week of August.
Catholic Central offers boys entering grades 4-8 the opportunity to try…well…just about anything. This summer, 13 different camps were offered, giving kids the opportunity to hone their skills, try new things, and just as important, get to know the Catholic Central campus.
More than 500 boys will participate in the summer camps, which include:
- Baseball (Grades 4-8)
- Basketball (Grades 4-8)
- Bowling (Grades 4-8)
- eSports (Grades 7-8)
- Rocket League
- Football (Grades 4-8)
- Hockey (Grades 7-8)
- Lacrosse (Grades 4-8)
- Quiz Bowl (Grades 5-9)
- Soccer (Grades 4-8)
- Speed Camp (Grades 4-8)
- Strength and Conditioning (Grades 4-8)
- Swimming (Grades 5-8)
- Tennis (Grades 4-8)
- Wrestling (Grades K-8)
“It feels great to see so much activity back on campus,” said Catholic Central Athletic Director Aaron Babicz. “Our summer camps have been a staple for helping young men learn and grow by improving skills and teamwork and trying new sports and activities.”
The camps go beyond traditional sports and include both eSports and Quiz Bowl. The eSports team is Catholic Central’s newest varsity sport. Quiz Bowl
is one of the school’s most successful competitive programs, with multiple state and national championships since its inception.
The depth and breadth of summer camp offerings underscores the school’s commitment to helping students find their niche. By providing exposure to a variety of sports and activities, Catholic Central provides kids the chance to see what they enjoy and find their passions.
“At Catholic Central, about 95% of our student body is involved in some sort of extra curricular activity,” Babicz said. “Our goal at CC is to help kids find their fit regardless of the activity or interest. The summer camps expose kids to our programs, current Shamrocks, and activities that will help them learn and grow.”
The exposure the boys receive to Catholic Central serves as an important recruiting tool for the school, as well. Prospective students get to see the facilities, the coaches and the opportunities available. It’s also a great way for parents to see if their sons like the Catholic Central environment and philosophy.
“For any student thinking about pursuing admission to Catholic Central, the summer camps provide a window into what it’s like here,” said Director of Admissions Jake Marmul. “They will learn some new skills, but also have the opportunity to make new friends, enjoy the campus, and meet some of our current students, teachers and coaches at an affordable camp rate. It’s a win/win for everyone.”