Summer Camps

Bishop Chatard Summer Camps

Bishop Chatard High School welcomes 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.

Registration is now open. A $10 per camp Early Bird discount will be offered for each camp registration completed through March 31. A multi-camp discount is also applied when campers sign up for more than one camp experience, making summers at BCHS fun and affordable!

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 summercamp@bishopchatard.org.


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 summercamp@bishopchatard.org, 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 summercamp@bishopchatard.org

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2022 Summer Enrichment & Sports Camps

One-Day Class: SafeSitter® Class

  • Monday, June 13, 2022; repeated on Monday, June 20, 2022
  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 6th – 9th
  • Conducted by Health Ed Pros
  • Camp Fee: $75

This one-day class being offered during Bishop Chatard’s summer camp program is designed to prepare students in grades 6 and up to be safe when they are home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. The instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises.
Class includes:

  • Safety Skills: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.
  • First Aid & Rescue Skills: Learning skills such as choking rescue are often the students’ favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.
  • Child Care Skills: Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.
  • Life & Business Skills: The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.

Students will receive the SafeSitter® book at the class and a certificate of completion. Class will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a 30-minute break for lunch. (Students are asked to bring their own lunch.) Cost for the class is $75.

June 13 – 16, 2022

Morning Camps
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Robotics Vex IQ Skills (4-8 Grade)
Boys Lacrosse (5-8 Grade)
Boys Volleyball (5-8 Grade)

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Boys Baseball (1-4 Grade): 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 – Noon
Boys Baseball (5-8 Grade):

Afternoon Camps
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Gingerbread Bakineering (3-5 Grade)
Robotics “Trojan” Style: Intro to Trobotics (5-8 Grade)
Girls Basketball (3-8 Grade)

June 20 – 23, 2022

Morning Camps
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Turn On The Spotlight! Trojan Theatre (4-8 Grade)
Intro to American Sign Language (6-8 Grade)
Girls Soccer (3-8 Grade)
Boys Soccer (3-8 Grade)

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Boys Basketball (1-4 Grade)

10:30 – Noon
Boys Basketball (5-8 Grade)

Afternoon Camps
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Improv Comedy (5-8 Grade)
Creative Writing (4-8 Grade)
Girls Volleyball (7-8 Grade)

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Girls Volleyball (3-6 Grade)

June 27 – 30, 2022

Morning Camps
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Cheerleading (3-8 Grade)
Girls Lacrosse (3-8 Grade)

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Football (1-4 Grade)
Wrestling (5-8 Grade)

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Football (5-8 Grade)
Wrestling (1-4 Grade)

Afternoon Camps
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Gingerbread Bakineering (6-8 Grade)
Softball (3-8 Grade)

Camp Details

  • GRADE LEVEL: Grade levels listed are grades the student will be entering in the Fall 2022.
  • TIMES: Each camp will run four days, Monday – Thursday, unless otherwise noted. Early or aftercare is not available.
  • COST:
    • Regular 1/2 day camps are $95; shortened sport camps are $50. SafeSitter Class is $75.
    • Early Bird Discount: A $10 discount per camp will be given to registrations completed through March 31.
    • 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. Covid-19 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 aharless@bishopchatard.org
  • Enrichment Camp Questions: Contact Maureen Malarney at summercamp@bishopchatard.org

Registration and Payment

All registration and payment is made online.

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Summer 2022 Camp Descriptions

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Sports Camps

  • Various dates in June
  • Grade Level in the Fall 2022: 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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Plein Air Drawing and Painting Camp

  • June 14 – 17, 2021
  • Mornings, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 4th – 8th
  • 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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Creating with Clay Camp

  • Part I: June 8-11; Part II: June 15-18, 2020
  • Mornings; 9 a.m. – Noon
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 6th – 8th
  • $150 for the 2 week session

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 20 – 23, 2022
  • 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 20 – 23, 2022
  • Afternoons; 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 5th – 8th
  • Director: Tristan Zavaleta, BCHS Comedy Improv Team Coach

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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Introduction to American Sign Language

  • June 20 – 23, 2022
  • Mornings, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 6th – 8th
  • Director: Sara Berscheit

Learn American Sign Language in a fun interactive class this summer! ASL is the fastest-growing world language class in America. Students will learn basic conversation skills, work on expressive and receptive skills, and learn about Deaf culture, all while playing games and learning about others. The class is an immersive experience that helps students truly feel empathetic to the Deaf community.


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Robotics “Trojan” Style: Introduction to Trobotics Camp

  • June 13 – 16, 2022
  • 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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Robotics Vex IQ Skills Camp

  • June 13 – 16, 2022
  • 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 20 – 23, 2022
  • Mornings; 9 a.m. – Noon
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 4th – 8th
  • 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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Bakineering with Gingerbread

  • Grade Level in the Fall 3 – 5: June 13 – 16, 2022
  • Grades Level in the Fall 6 – 8: June 27 – 30, 2022
  • Afternoons: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Camp Director: MJ Barnes

Christmas in June? Learn the art of gingerbread house construction in this new Trojan summer camp. Combine the creativity of baking with math and science of engineering to make BAKINEERING! Campers will discover how principles of chemistry, geometry and even physics can be used in baking to create unique gingerbread structures that can withstand stress tests. Eat, learn, and be merry this summer!


SafeSitter® Class

  • One Day Camp: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • June 13 or June 20, 2022
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 6th – 9th
  • Camp Fee: $75
  • Conducted by Health Ed Pros

This one-day class being offered during Bishop Chatard’s summer camp program is designed to prepare students in grades 6 and up to be safe when they are home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. The instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises.
Class includes:

  • Safety Skills: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.
  • First Aid & Rescue Skills: Learning skills such as choking rescue are often the students’ favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.
  • Child Care Skills: Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.
  • Life & Business Skills: The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.

Students will receive the SafeSitter® book at the class and a certificate of completion. Class will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a 30-minute break for lunch. (Students are asked to bring their own lunch.) Cost for the class is $75.

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