Guerin Catholic camps offer variety


If kids are looking for some fun this summer, Guerin Catholic High School’s Camp Purple has something for youths of all ages.

Camps ranging from sports, baking and music are offered in June and July to children entering kindergarten through eighth grade.

“We are lucky to have both athletic and enrichment camps that cover a variety of interests. Some of our most popular athletic camps include boys and girls basketball, lacrosse and soccer,” said Colleen Ward, director of marketing and communications at Guerin Catholic. “If campers are looking for something different, we recommend checking out our popular STEM camps such as Summertime STEM, Mad Scientist Camp and our new Guerin Catholic Space Camp. These camps are fun ways to engage with important academic content while having a blast.”

Ward said what makes Camp Purple unique is access to Guerin Catholic’s community and staff.

“Camp Purple is more than just a place to spend summer break,” she said. “It’s an experience that becomes a tiny part of who each child is. Campers are encouraged to step out of their comfort zone, as they develop valuable skills and discover their God-given gifts in a safe and noncompetitive environment.”

Ward said camps are led by Guerin Catholic’s teachers, alumni and varsity-level coaching staff who are passionate about their programs and the outcome of each camper they serve. A new program, Camp Chaos, is being offered this year and should be a fun experience for campers in first- to third-grade, said Marcia Murphy, director of fine arts at Guerin Catholic.

“We’ll make messy foods, make slime, dig in the garden and do other messy activities,” Murphy said.

Murphy said what makes Guerin Catholic’s fine arts camps unique is the fact that leaders are trying to inspire students to be creators while recognizing and seeking beauty. She noted that Guerin Catholic’s promise statement, “Love the children first, then teach them,” applies to students who attend camps.

“I know that in the fine arts offerings, students are treated with great dignity,” Murphy said. “I think I most enjoy creating an environment where students don’t have to be perfect. I love creating safe spaces where students have the opportunity to learn from their mistakes.”

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