Summer Camps

Welcome to the 2024 Bishop Chatard Summer Camps!

Bishop Chatard High School welcomes grade and middle school students to the BCHS campus to experience a number of exciting and 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.

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Half-day athletic or enrichment camps are $95 for the week. Shortened athletic camps are $50. Campers who sign up for more than one camp will receive a $5 multi-camp discount, so sign up for multiple camps and sign up early because spaces are limited!

Camps will be held on the following weeks:

  • June 10 – 13
  • June 17 – 20
  • June 24 – 27

Questions? Contact Sarah Bustamante at summercamp@bishopchatard.org.

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2024 Summer Enrichment & Sports Camps

One Day Class: SafeSitter® Class

  • Dates coming soon!
  • 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 10 – 13, 2024

Morning Camps
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Robotics VexIQ Skills (grades 4 – 8)
Trojan Service (grades 6 – 8)
Great Outdoors Adventure (grades 5 – 8)
Cheerleading (grades 3 – 8)
Boys Soccer (grades 3 – 8)
Boys Volleyball (grades 5 – 8)
Boys Lacrosse (grades 5 – 8)

Afternoon Camps
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Introduction to Trobotics (grades 6 – 9)
Turn on that Spotlight! Musical Theatre (grades 4 – 8)
Girls Basketball (grades 3 – 8)

June 17 – 20, 2024

Morning Camps
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Plein Air Painting & Drawing (grades 4 – 8)
Basic Coding and Animation (grades 3 – 6)
Girls Soccer (grades 3 – 8)

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Boys Basketball (grades 1 – 4)
Baseball (grades 5 – 8)
Speed & Agility Session 1 (grades 1 – 4)
Speed & Agility Session 2 (grades 5 – 8)

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Boys Basketball (grades 5 – 8)
Baseball (grades 1 – 4)
Speed & Agility Session 3 (grades 1 – 4)
Speed & Agility Session 4 (grades 5 – 8)

Afternoon Camps
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Printmaking (grades 4 – 8)
Acting and Improvisational Theatre (grades 5 – 8)
Creative Writing (grades 5 – 8)

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Girls Volleyball (grades 6 – 8)
Softball (grades 3 – 5)
Speed & Agility Session 5 (grades 3 – 5)
Speed & Agility Session 6 (grades 6 – 8)

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Girls Volleyball (grades 3 – 5)
Softball (grades 6 – 8)
Speed & Agility Session 7 (grades 3 – 5)
Speed & Agility Session 8 (grades 6 – 8)

June 24 – 27, 2024

Morning Camps
9:00 a.m. to Noon
STEM Camp (grades 5 – 7)

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Football (grades 1 – 4)
Boys Wrestling (grades 5 – 8)
Girls Lacrosse (grades 6 – 8)
Speed & Agility Session 9 (grades 1 – 4)
Speed & Agility Session 10 (grades 5 – 8)

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Football (grades 5 – 8)
Boys Wrestling (grades 1 – 4)
Girls Lacrosse (grades 3 – 5)
Speed & Agility Session 11 (grades 1 – 4)
Speed & Agility Session 12 (grades 5 – 8)

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Camp Details

  • GRADE LEVEL: Grade levels listed are grades the student will be entering in the Fall 2024.
  • LENGTH OF CAMPS: Each camp will run four days, Monday through Thursday, unless otherwise noted. (SafeSitter Classes are one day). Early or aftercare is not available. All enrichment camps are either 9 a.m. – noon or 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Athletic camp timeframes vary by sport.
  • COST:
    • Regular 1/2 day camps are $95; shortened sport camps are $50. SafeSitter Class is $75.
    • Multi-Camp Discount: This provides $5 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.
  • All campers receive a t-shirt.
  • REFUND POLICY: Refunds for camp cancellations will be given through May 1, 2024 only.
  • CHECK-IN: Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. for the morning session and noon for the afternoon session. Details will be made available at a later date.
  • LUNCH: Campers are invited to bring a sack lunch and stay between camps ONLY if they are participating in both a morning and afternoon camp. Supervision is provided.
  • Attending Multiple Camps: If campers register for multiple camps in a week that are back-to-back, Bishop Chatard camp staff and volunteers will ensure that campers get from one camp to another.
  • Camp Questions: Contact Sarah Bustamante at 317-251-1451 ext. 2268 or summercamp@bishopchatard.org.

Registration and Payment

All registration and payment must be made online.
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Summer 2024 Camp Descriptions


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Sports Camps

  • Various dates in June
  • Grade Level in the Fall: varies from 1st – 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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Speed and Agility Camp

  • Weeks 2 & 3: June 17-20 and June 24-27
  • Offered in 12 different sessions by grade level
  • All camps are 1.5 hours and co-ed
  • Each session offers the same age-appropriate content
  • Director: Trainers from D1 Training

These speed and agility camp sessions, run by trainers from the D1 athletic facility, will give students in first through eighth grades age-appropriate drills, exercises and games to help improve their overall speed and agility and provide them with the opportunity to have fun and be active. Multiple sessions of this camp are offered as a way to extend the camp day for those participating in a shortened athletic camp.

Camps sessions are separated into age groups to enable the D1 trainers to better plan training sessions for each individual group. Each age-group session will have the same content.


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Robotics Vex IQ Skills Camp

  • Week 1: June 10 – 13
  • 9:00 a.m. – Noon
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 4th – 8th
  • Director: Gary Pritts, BCHS Science Teacher & Trobotics Coach

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 complete simple tasks and play games.


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Trojan Service Camp - NEW for 2024!

  • Week 1: June 10 – 13
  • 9 a.m. – Noon
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 6th – 8th
  • Director: Matt Hilton, BCHS Director of Faith Formation and Theology Teacher

Give your children an opportunity to experience the value of serving others in our newly revamped Trojan Service Camp. This camp will feature a service activity each day of camp, along with a daily reflection about the day of service. Campers will leave the Bishop Chatard campus every day and travel via Bishop Chatard minibus to organizations throughout the city of Indianapolis in order to serve communities in need. In addition to the service element, campers will also play games and have time for fun.


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Great Outdoor Adventure Camp - NEW for 2024!

  • Week 1: June 10 – 13
  • 9 a.m. – Noon
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 5th – 8th
  • Director: Tristan Zavaleta, BCHS Theatre Arts Teacher and Comedy Improv Team Coach

Indianapolis is full of places to explore the Great Outdoors and this camp will give students the opportunity to get outside and learn how to appreciate nature! Campers will travel to various parks around the city for hiking adventures and learn about hiking basics, outdoor safety and first aid, how to “leave no trace” while in the outdoors, and how to appreciate the natural world while being active. Campers will ride on a Bishop Chatard bus to locations like Holliday Park, Marott Park, Broad Ripple Park and more for a week full of adventures!


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Robotics “Trojan” Style: Introduction to Trobotics Camp

  • Week 1: June 10 – 13
  • 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 6th – 9th
  • 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 6th – 9th graders who are interested in learning about robotics. Campers will work together to build and program a Clabot. 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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Turn On That Spotlight! Musical Theatre Camp

  • Week 1: June 10 – 13
  • 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • 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 materials worked on will be presented on the final day for family members.


Plein Painting Camp

Plein Air Painting and Drawing Camp - NEW for 2024!

  • Week 2: June 17-20
  • 9:00 a.m. – Noon
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 4th – 8th
  • Camp Director: Bishop Chatard Art Teacher Lisa Johnson

In this art camp, participants will leave the art studio and take their creativity into the great outdoors, painting and creating their own masterpieces outside. “Plein Air” painting, made popular by French Impressionists, is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. “Plein Air” is French for “in the open air,” and during this week campers will head outside and let their artistic expression fly! 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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Basic Coding and Animation - NEW for 2024!

  • Week 2: June 17 – 20
  • 9 a.m. – Noon
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 3rd – 6th
  • Director: Daniel Skora, Christ the King Catholic School STEM Teacher

Calling all future video game designers! In this new camp, students will learn and practice basic concepts of coding and animation such as loops and conditionals using drag and drop coding. They will use resources such as Code.org, Scratch, and CSFirst to complete challenges and create projects.


Printmaking Camp

Printmaking Camp - NEW for 2024!

  • Week 2: June 17 – 20
  • 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 4th – 8th
  • Director: Lisa Johnson, Bishop Chatard Art Teacher

Printmaking is an artistic process based on the principle of transferring images from one surface onto another surface, most often paper or fabric. In this camp, students will have an opportunity to explore various printing techniques to create colorful prints. Campers will leave with a sound knowledge of the printmaking process.


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Acting and Improvisational Theatre - NEW for 2024!

  • Week 2: June 17 – 20
  • 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 5th – 8th
  • Camp Director: Tristan Zavaleta, BCHS Theatre Arts Teacher and Comedy Improv Team Coach

In this newly-designed theatre experience, campers will learn about different performance styles, from drama to improv comedy. Campers will learn how to engage with an audience through various theatre exercises, how to build characters, and will do a mix of scripted and improvised performing. The camp will include games throughout the week designed to help participants engage an audience and feel comfortable on the stage. The camp will end with a showcase performance on the last day.


Creative Writing Camp

Creative Writing Camp

  • Week 2: June 17 – 20
  • 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 5th – 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 of writing 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 and illustrated book.


STEM Camp

  • Week 3: June 24 – 27
  • 9:00 a.m. – Noon.
  • Grade Level in the Fall: 5th – 7th
  • Director: Daniel Skora, Christ the King School STEM Teacher

Summer is the perfect time to dig into STEM! Campers will complete hand-on STEM activities every day and learn through experiences such as computer programming, engineering challenges, and experiments. They will get to see science happening right in front of their eyes with explanations that they can understand. Campers will have the opportunity to work with Bishop Chatard high school students while having fun in a camp environment!




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