By RON KUZLIK     6/18/2024

IF CAMP IS on your list of things to-do this summer, there are many options for those wanting to go to a summer camp within the Diocese of Orange. Orange County Catholic is highlighting some of those options:

On the campus of Holy Family Catholic School in Orange. Runs through July 19 (days/times are flexible) and is for boys and girls grades TK to 8.

Variety of fun activities including swimming, art, cooking, jewelry making and Friday field trips.

“We have kids in kindergarten through eighth grade,” said Laura Evans, an extended care provider at the school. “It’s great to see the older kids and the younger kids get along so well. It’s a really wholesome environment.”

For more information, contact Emily Barreto at (714) 538-6012 Ext. 308 or via email [email protected]

Located minutes from the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano. Summer sports camps are for elementary, middle school and junior high school students.

Several sessions are offered, usually a week at-a-time in the following sports:

■ Boys Basketball Camps (grades 1-8)
■ Boys Lacrosse Camps (grades 3-8)
■ Boys Soccer Camps (grades 7-8)
■ Boys Volleyball Camps (grades 5-8)
■ Boys Football Camps (grades 6-8)
■ Girls Lacrosse and Flag Football Camps (grades 3-8)
■ Girls Basketball Camps (grades 5-8)
■ Girls Soccer Camps (grades 5-8)
■ Girls Volleyball Camps (grades 4-8)
■ Rugby Camps (grades 6-8)
■ Softball Camps (grades 3-8)
■ Tennis Camps (grades 3-8)

For more information, go to: https://www.jserraathletics.org/information/camps

On the campus of Servite High School in Anaheim, offering four weeks of a unique Robotics Camp and seven sports camps including baseball, basketball, football, soccer, track & field, volleyball and wrestling for campers in grades 1 through 8.

The goal is to foster a supportive environment where campers can develop leadership skills and build lasting friendships.

For more information go to: https://www.servitehs.org/about/servite-events/servite-summer-camps

Rosary Academy welcomes campers to explore fun and learning at one of its various summer camps. Camp themes include STEM, Dance, Slime Time, Kids in the Kitchen and Creative Writing. Camps run Monday through Thursday through the week of July 22. Camps open to rising fifth through eighth graders; Girls Lead camp open to rising third through eighth graders.

For more information contact Mr. Brian Clough at [email protected] or visit https://www.rosaryacademy.org/academics/summer-camps

Located in Silverado, Calif., in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains, Santiago Retreat Center offers five different options:
■ Vacation Bible Camp – (June 24-28) For Pre-K, K-6 and Grades 7-8. Designed to celebrate the richness
of the Catholic faith through fun and engaging learning stations. Daily Mass and Eucharistic Adoration is offered in conjunction with games, song, crafts, skits and interactive faith lessons.
■ Quo Vadis the Catholic Camp for Boys (July 7-12) For 8-13 years. Offers a rigorous yet joyful journey through manhood while engaging in intellectual, moral, and physical virtues while playing games, making friends, hiking while praying, attending Mass and meditating.

■ Blossom the Catholic Camp for Girls (July 14-19) For 8-13 years. Celebrates the dignity of each girl while hiking, swimming, low ropes challenge, playing games and singing campfire songs. Girls will meet and interact with religious sisters from several different orders making this a unique one-of-a-kind experience.
■ Camp El Camino (July 21-24) For rising sixth through eighth grade students. An exciting Christian pilgrimage where campers will make friends while having fun and growing in faith and holiness during their encounter with Christ.
■ Catholic Family Camp (July 25-28) A combination of fun, prayer, the sacraments and focusing on the things that matter most. Includes lodging for three nights, nine meals, and use of facilities including pool, hiking trails, low ropes and more.

For more information go to: https://www.santiagoretreatcenter.org/camps

At St. Joseph Catholic School in Santa Ana, offering an Academic Summer School Program for grades TK- 8th and a Summer Enrichment Program for ages 4-13.

The Summer School program focuses only on Language Arts, S.E.L. (Social Emotional Learning) and Math and is open to any student and the five-week session runs daily through July 19. Fun Fridays offer a break from the regular regimen including arts and crafts and movies.

The Summer Enrichment program consists of STEM, Arts, Music and Sports. It runs through July 19, Monday through Friday from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Financial Aid is available to families for both programs.

For more information, go to: https://stjoesa.org/admissions/summer-school/