Summer Camps

Bishop Chatard Summer Camps

Bishop Chatard High School is very happy to once again welcome grade and middle school students to the BCHS campus to experience a number of exciting yet diverse summer camps. Our athletic and enrichment camps focus on a variety of activities and interests and are designed to appeal to a range of ages.

All online registration is closed EXCEPT the July Football Position Camp.

Updated May 24, 2021
Bishop Chatard Summer Camps will follow the COVID-19 guidelines provided by the Marion County Public Health Dept., as follows. Please Note: Camp protocols are subject to change. An email will be sent to parents of campers if changes occur.

  1. ALL campers are required to wear a mask while in the Athletic Entrance lobby (Door #10), hallway and cafeteria during check-in.
  2. Participants in an Enrichment Camp are required to wear masks during the camp.
  3. Sports Camp participants will be allowed to remove masks while participating in athletic activities.

If your child is not feeling well or is experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, please do not send them to camp.

  • New, uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/ asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
  • Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, abdominal pain
  • Onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
  • Loss of taste or smell

If your child or anyone in your household has a pending COVID-19 test or tests positive for COVID-19, or has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please report this immediately to

Close contact is defined as being within 3 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more. This could be a single encounter of more than 15 minutes or multiple encounters within a single day that add up to more than 15 minutes.

When emailing, please include:

  • Child’s name
  • Camp he/she is enrolled in
  • Days he/she attended camp that week
  • Who in the household was close-contact exposed, is awaiting a test result or has tested positive
  • Parent’s name and contact information

Thank you for helping the BC Summer Camp staff to run a safe and enjoyable 2021 Summer Camp Program!

Check in for all BC Summer Camps will take place in the Athletic Entrance (Door #10) lobby. This area is located at the north end of the BCHS parking lot. You are welcome to park and walk your child in, but if you prefer to drop him/her off at Door 10, please remind him/her to stop at the registration table to check in each day. Campers will be sent to their camp’s assigned gathering area to await pick-up by the camp director or coach.

Pick up for all Enrichment Camps will be held in the BCHS cafeteria. To reach the cafeteria, enter Door 10 and go down the stairs.
Pick up for Athletic camps will be held in the gym or field where the camp occurs. Information will be provided at check-in the first Monday of camp concerning the specific gym/field pick-up location for your child.

Campers who are attending both a morning and afternoon camp are offered a supervised area to each lunch. This year, lunch will take place in our Stadium’s concession stand area. (In the case of inclement weather, we will move into the cafeteria.)

Plans are underway to open the concession stand during lunch to provide a Meal Deal option as well as extra drinks or snacks to campers who would like to purchase items. More information about Concession Stand offerings will be sent via email next week. Campers are also welcome to pack and bring a lunch from home. (Please note: Lunch is not provided as part of the camp package.)

Questions? Contact Maureen Malarney at

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2021 Summer Enrichment & Sports Camps

June 7 – 10, 2021

Morning Camps
9:00 a.m. to Noon

VexIQ Skills (4-8 Grade)
Boys Lacrosse (3-8 Grade)
Boys Volleyball (3-8 Grade)
Boys Basketball & Baseball Combo* (3-8 Grade)
*1/2 basketball, 1/2 baseball each day, campers divided by grade: 3-6, 7-8

Afternoon Camps
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Creative Writing (4-8 Grade)
Robotics “Trojan” Style: Introduction to Trobotics (5-8 Grade)
Girls Basketball (3-8 Grade)

June 14 – 17, 2021

Morning Camps
9:00 a.m. to Noon

VexIQ Skills (4-8 Grade)
Turn On That Spotlight! Trojan Theatre (4-8 Grade)
Plein Air Drawing and Painting (4-8 Grade)
Girls Soccer (3-8 Grade)
Boys Soccer (3-8 Grade)

Afternoon Camps
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Improv Comedy (5-8 Grade)
Advance Your Robotics Skills (6-9 Grade)
Wrestling (3-8 Grade)
Girls Volleyball (3-6 Grade – ends at 2 p.m. )
Girls Volleyball (7-8 Grade)

June 21 – 24, 2021

Morning Camps
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Printmaking (4-8 Grade)
Football (1-4 Grade: ends at 11 a.m. $50)
Cheerleading (3-8 Grade)
Girls Lacrosse (3-8 Grade)

Afternoon Camps
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Softball (3-8 Grade)
Football (5-8 Grade: Noon- 2:00 p.m. $50)

July 12 -14, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Football Position Camps: Your choice of Passing or Lineman Camp (5-8 Grade)

Join us for a dynamic football camp for quarterbacks, receivers, offensive linemen, defensive lineman, and defensive secondary. Our camp is designed to provide position-specific college-level instruction.
Note: This camp is a special camp, and not included in the multi-camp discount or the detailed instructions below.

Cost: $50

Campers will work with championship-level coaches on fundamentals and techniques. Campers will learn proper fundamentals, footwork drills, strategy, and techniques to carry them into the 2021 season and beyond. The camp will be run by Bishop Chatard coaches who have coached Bishop Chatard to back-to-back state championships. Our goal is to help train great players and great young men of character.

  • Campers should bring cleats, their own water bottle and wear appropriate workout clothes.
  • Please observe COVID protocols for attendance, including wearing a mask. We will adhere to all COVID protocols when not competing.

Over the past 4 years our players have accomplished a great many things. Last year we had 16 academic all-state players, 2nd only to 6A Center Grove, and we have had at least 11 players honored as academic all state each of the last 4 years. During this time our players earned 3 all-state QB selections, 4 all city selections, and 4 all conference selections. They have thrown for over 10,000 yards and over 100 touchdowns while completing almost 70% of their passes.

Our Offensive line has led us to over 2,000 yards rushing each of the last 4 years. During this time our receivers have earned 2 all state selections, 4 all city selections and 4 all conference selections. Our offensive linemen have earned 4 all state selections, 6 all city selections and 10 all conference selections. Our D-line has earned 4 all city selections, and 5 all conference selections, and our defensive secondary has produced 2 all state players, 3 all city players and 6 all conference selections.

At Bishop Chatard we strive for excellence in the classroom and on the field. Join us as we put our campers through the same instruction our Bishop Chatard players receive every day.

Register for Football Position Camp

Camp Details

  • GRADE LEVEL: Grade levels listed are grades the student will be entering in the Fall 2021.
  • TIMES: Each camp will run four days, Monday – Thursday. Unless otherwise noted, morning camps are 9:00 a.m. – noon; afternoon camps are 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Early or aftercare is not available.
  • COST:
    • The first camp is $95, unless otherwise noted.
    • Early Bird Discount: A $10 discount per camp will be given to registrations completed through April 30.
    • Multi-Camp Discount: This provides $10 off each additional camp per camper. All camps are eligible for this discount. It is applied by camper (not family) and applies to all camps after the initial camp registration. Note: if a person starts a new registration session, this process starts over.
    • Your spot in the camp is not held until payment is received.
  • REFUND POLICY: Refunds for camp cancellations will be given through May 1.
  • CHECK-IN: Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. for the morning session and noon for the afternoon session. Safety protocols will be followed. Details will be made available at a later date.
  • LUNCH: Campers are invited to bring a sack lunch and stay between camps if they are participating in both a morning and afternoon camp.  Supervision is provided.
  • Sports Camp Questions: Contact Anne Harless, 317-251-1451 ext. 2249, or
  • Enrichment Camp Questions: Contact Maureen Malarney at

Registration and Payment

Online registration and payment will open March 30.

  • Registration open March 30
  • All registration and payment is made online. A link to the form will be posted on this page.

General Camp Descriptions

Camp Intencity Campers

JUNIOR INTENCITY Service Camp (Full Day)

For students entering Grades 1-4

JUNIOR IntenCity Summer Service Camp is a service day-camp opportunity for students entering grades 1-4. This camp will run like a traditional summer day camp with a service element weaved into each day’s activities. While service will be the primary focus, campers will also play fun games, make crafts, and learn about the importance of having a strong faith rooted in service.

A limited number of field trip service experiences may be included.

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2020 INTENCITY Service Camp (Full Day)

IntenCity Summer Service Camp is a day-camp opportunity for students entering grades 5 – 8 to share their time and talents with those in need. This is a great way to serve the Indianapolis community, learn new ways to use your gifts/talents for the service of others, have fun and meet new friends, share some life-changing experiences, and proclaim the Gospel!

Campers will meet at the BCHS St. Benedict Center each day and go into the community in various areas of service.

Bishop Chatard’s Intencity Camp is intended for 5th through 8th grade students who are interested in attending BCHS. The service projects campers participate in will provide an introduction to school’s service program/requirements.

Registration for Intencity Camp (grades 5 – 8) will open at a later date. More information will be made available soon.

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Sports Camps

  • Various dates in June
  • Grade Level in the Fall 2021: varies from 1st to 8th

Learn new skills, polish your technique, exercise and work as a team! BCHS Athletic sports camps provide campers with a chance to try a new sport or advance skills in one they already play.
Camps are led by BCHS coaches with BCHS Trojan athletes often assisting.

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Printmaking Camp

  • June 21-24, 2021
  • Mornings; 9:00 a.m. – Noon
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 4th – 8th
  • Director: Lisa Johnson, BCHS Art Teacher

Campers will have a chance to work with a variety of printmaking methods including relief prints, Lino cuts, foam incising and monoprints. This camp is a great way to introduce the medium of printmaking to students. Campers will learn about contemporary and Modernist artists who have used printmaking as a medium.

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Plein Air Drawing and Painting Camp

  • June 14 – 17, 2021
  • Mornings, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 4th – 8th
  • This camp is full.
  • Director: Lisa Johnson, BCHS Art Teacher

Campers will get to be French impressionists as they draw and paint directly from nature. Campers will use both sketchbooks and paper to create lovely landscapes from direct observation of nature. This camp gives children a taste of working like a real landscape artist!

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Chart a New Course: Spanish Language Camp

  • June 7 -10, repeated June 21 – 24, 2021
  • Mornings, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 4th – 6th
  • Director: Judy Nichols, BCHS Spanish teacher

Conversational classes will be offered in Spanish to children in grades 4, 5 and 6. Arts and crafts will offer the opportunity to learn about the various cultures of Spanish-speaking countries.  Songs, stories and games will help the children practice their new skills and learn to communicate in Spanish through their play activities. The week will conclude with a fiesta and our own camp-made pinata.

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Creating with Clay Camp

This hands-on ceramics camp lets middle school students experience the diverse artistic opportunities that working with clay presents. During this unique two week session, campers will create unique pieces such as luminaries, necklace pendants and miniature sculptures, taking each piece from the design, sculpting and hand building stage to firing and glazing.
Please note: This camp runs 9 a.m. to noon for two weeks, Monday through Thursday, to allow time to complete the creative process required in Ceramics. Camp cost is $150 and is eligible for the early bird and multiple-camp discount.
Creative Writing Camp

Creative Writing Camp

  • June 7-10, 2021
  • Afternoons; 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 4th – 8th
  • Director: Maura Day, BCHS English Teacher

Students will get their creative juices flowing by participating in a variety of writing exercises, prompts and games. Students will explore various styles and genres, including fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Students will share and discuss their favorite books, stories and poems, and use prompts to create their own, both individually and in large and small groups. Students will be encouraged to write in the style and genre of their choice. The week will culminate in a celebration and reading of student work. Each camper will leave camp with a fully written & illustrated book.

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Everyone Can Code Camp

Everyone Can Code is a summer camp designed to give student campers the power to learn and write code. Campers will create their own apps or games on iPads provided by BCHS. Don’t just use apps, CREATE THEM!
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Improv Comedy Camp

  • June 14 – 17, 2021
  • Afternoons; 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 5th – 8th
  • Director: Joseph Knight, BCHS Comedy Improv Alumnus

Are you funny? Or do just appreciate comedy and want to try it yourself? Either way, this is the camp for you! Join us to learn the art form of Improv Comedy, featured on TV shows such as ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’. Through this camp, students will be instructed in the basic rules of improvisation that allow for growth in the areas of listening, agreeing, creativity and laughter. All campers will learn and participate in improv games designed to engage an audience and make them laugh. The camp will end with a showcase of new games and jokes.

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Robotics “Trojan” Style: Introduction to Trobotics Camp

  • June 7 – 10, 2021
  • Afternoons; 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 5th – 8th
  • Director: Students will be mentored by members of the Bishop Chatard Trobotics Team and BCHS Science Teacher Gary Pritts.

The introductory level of our Trobotics (Trojan Robotics) Camp is for all 5 – 8th graders who are interested in learning about robotics. Campers will work together to build and program a Clawbot. They will compete in a robot game and make modifications to their robots to maximize performance. This camp is designed for students who have no prior robotics experience.

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VexIQ Skills Camp

  • June 7-10; camp is repeated on June 14-17, 2021
  • Mornings; 9:00 a.m. – Noon
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 4th – 8th
  • Director: Gary Pritts, BCHS Science teacher

This camp uses the VexIQ platform to practice building common robot structures and programming standard functions. Campers will work in teams to learn the mechanics of lifts, claws, and drivetrains. Campers will use VexCode block coding to program their robots to run on controllers and autonomously completing simple tasks and playing games.

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Advance your Robotics Skills Camp

  • June 14 – 17, 2021
  • Afternoons, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 6th – 9th
  • Directors: Students will be mentored by members of the Bishop Chatard Trobotics Team and BCHS science teachers.

This camp is designed for students entering 6th – 9th grade who have some experience with robotics, such as VexIQ, Lego Mindstorm, Science Olympiad, etc. Students will work on four different robot building skills, coding, movement systems, lifting systems and intake systems.

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Turn On That Spotlight! Theatre Camp

  • June 14 – 17, 2021
  • Mornings; 9 a.m. – Noon
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 4th – 8th
  • This camp is full.
  • Camp Director: Holly Stults, BCHS Theatre Director, assisted by
    student thespians/camp interns.

This exciting theatre camp will immerse your Drama King or Drama Queen in a high-energy learning experience consisting of instruction in acting, singing and dancing. By focusing on process and technique-based curriculum, students will experience the collaborative nature of theatre and learn what it is to be a Triple Threat!  A culminating presentation of the material worked on will be presented on the final day for family members.

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Learn to Cook! Cooking I Camp

Calling all foodies! Do you like to cook? Do you like to eat? Do you watch too much of the Food Network? Students who sign up for this camp will experience a unique hands-on cooking extravaganza. They will learn basic cooking skills and recipes that will propel them into future culinary endeavors. This camp is perfect for students interested in learning more about cooking and for those who just like to eat!
Note: Various types of foods will be used throughout this camp. If your camper has food allergies, please note this on your camp registration form and our camp director will contact you prior to camp.

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Kitchen Creations! Cooking II Camp

Back to the kitchen! Whether you have been a former camper in Learn to Cook! Cooking Level I or you’re just a food nut who spends too much time in the kitchen and watching recipe videos on Instagram, Kitchen Creations! Cooking II is a chance to upgrade your kitchen skills even more. Campers will learn advanced kitchen skills and begin looking at food as a chance to experience other cultures.
Note: Cooking I is not required to sign up for this camp. Various types of foods will be used throughout this camp. If your camper has food allergies, please note this on your camp registration form and our camp director will contact you prior to camp.

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Kick-off for the Fri., Sept. 24, BCHS football game at Guerin Catholic is 7:30 p.m. Visitor seating at the game will be limited. A comfortable option is bringing a folding chair and sitting on the berms that surround the field.

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