Holy Family Summer Camps 

Holy Family Catholic Schools offers the area's premier selection of academic and athletic camps to keep your child(ren) active and engaged in the summer.

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Questions? Call or email the camp director/contact listed for each camp. If you have additional questions, contact Owen Funke, youth programming coordinator, at ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org.

Camp full? If a camp you are interested in is full, please register for the waitlist and if spots become available, you will be contacted to register.

Scholarships Families may qualify for discounted rates or scholarships based on free/reduced lunch and income guidelines. Contact Rebecca Mueller, director of enrollment, at rmueller@holyfamilydbq.org for availability.

 

Looking for a camp-style childcare option with weekly themes? Check out our new Eagles Day Camp opportunities for children age 3 through grade 5.

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To ensure an optimal experience for our campers, each camp has a minimum enrollment that must be reached by June 6. If a camp has not reached its target enrollment, you will be notified by Holy Family, and your fee will be refunded or may be applied to another camp. All camp registrations are 50 percent non-refundable. If a parent cancels at least 10 days prior to camp starting, they will be refunded 50 percent of the camp fee. If a cancellation occurs within 10 days of the camp start date, the entire camp fee will be forfeited.

 

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Art and Culinary Art Camps (listed alphabetically)

Calligraphy and Crafts

Have you ever seen neat calligraphy videos online and wanted to learn? Or have you ever wondered how to use a Cricut to make cool crafts? Sign up for this beginner lettering class where you will not only learn all the basics of brush pen lettering but you will also learn how to use the Cricut Explore to make cards, bags, bottles and more! You will learn the a, b, c’s (literally) of calligraphy as we discuss how to hold your pen, correct technique, practice on provided alphabet pages, and develop skills that will help you with all kinds of creative lettering. Throughout the class, you will move on to create many of your own hand-lettered crafts on the Cricut with the skills that you learn!

Projects we will create: canvas bag, t-shirt, water bottle, cards, gift bags, stickers, canvas, bullet journal.

Camp Director/Contact:  Ana Schmitt | anaschmitt@holyfamilydbq.org

SESSION ONE:
Open to: Incoming grades 6–9
Dates: Monday–Wednesday, June 6-8
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $85

SESSION TWO:
Open to: Incoming grades 6–9
Dates: Monday–Wednesday, June 6-8
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $85

SESSION THREE:
Open to: Incoming grades 6–9
Dates: Monday–Wednesday, June 6-8
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $85

Children's Acting Camp

 

Does your child love playing pretend? Do they spend the day acting like an animal, a favorite person, or pretending to do a special job? Is their favorite center the dramatic play area? Enjoy the love of the stage and pretend to play at our theater summer camp. Kids will explore and express different emotions, characters, actions, and make-believe. They will also put on a short play, practice teamwork skills, sing, dance, and have fun! 

Camp Director/Contact: Tianna Baird l tbaird@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 2-3
Date: Monday - Thursday, June 20-23
Time: 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: St. Columbkille
Cost: $75

Kids Cookoff

Are you destined to be a chef? Come explore cooking using local foods and fresh produce. End the day with a surprised ingredient cookoff! Come hungry! 

Camp Director/Contact: Leah Imoehl l lechtenb@iastate.edu

Open to: Incoming grades 3-5
Date: Friday, July 15
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $55

Athletic Camps (listed alphabetically)

Boys Basketball Camp/League

The Golden Eagles Boys Basketball Camp will reinforce proper fundamentals essential to the complete basketball player. Individual instruction is given to each player in the areas of shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding, offense, and defense. The league portion of the program will consist of 5 on 5 games.

Camp Director/Contact: Tom English | (563) 583-9771, Ext. 268 | tenglish@holyfamilydbq.org

Current Wahlert Catholic High School Basketball team members and coaches will also assist with the camp and league.

BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP:
Open to: Completed grades 3-8
Dates: Monday–Thursday, June 6–9
Times:

  • Completed grades 3-5: 9:00–10:30 a.m.
  • Completed grades 6-8: 10:30–12:00 p.m.

Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Total Cost: $135 (includes camp and league)

BOYS BASKETBALL LEAGUE:
Open to: Completed grades 3-8
Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June 13–July 1
Times:

  • Completed grades 3-4: 9–10 a.m.
  • Completed grades 5-6: 10–11 a.m.
  • Completed grades 7-8: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Location: Wahlert Catholic High School

Girls Basketball Camp

The Golden Eagles Girls Basketball Camp will reinforce proper fundamentals essential to the complete basketball player. Individual instruction is given to each player in the areas of shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding, offense and defense.

Camp Director/Contact: Kris Spiegler | kspiegler@dbqschools.org

GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP (FUNDAMENTALS):
Open to: Incoming grades 3–8
Dates: Tuesday–Friday, June 7-10
Time:

  • Incoming grades 3-5: 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Incoming grades 6-8: 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $60

GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP (SKILLS)
Open to: Incoming grades 3–8
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 14-July 14
Times:

  • Incoming grades 3–5: 9:00–10:15 a.m.
  • Incoming grades 6–8: 10:15–11:30 a.m.

Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $70

Cheerleading Camp

Kids in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to attend the Golden Eagles Cheerleading Camp, where campers will learn cheers, jumps, tumbling, and stunts, and play fun games.

Camp Directors/Contact: Deidre Lattner | navarrodeidre19@gmail.com

Open to: Incoming grades K–8
Dates: Monday–Thursday, June 13-16
Time: 1–3 p.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $60

Cross Country Camp

The Golden Eagle Cross Country team provides campers with the opportunity to increase their knowledge of running. jumping, throwing and relays. Campers will participate in activities that teach body control, teamwork and the fun of a run.

Camp Directors/Contact: Tim Berning | tberning@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 4-8
Dates: Monday - Wednesday, August 15-17
Time: 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School Lobby
Cost: $40

Dance Camp

The Wahlert Catholic Dance Camp will provide incoming middle schoolers the opportunity to work on their technique and improve upon various skills. This camp will be guided by the Wahlert Dance Head Coach, with assistance from members of the Wahlert Dance Team. The camp's curriculum will focus on preparing dancers for dance team tryouts in the future - particularly future tryouts for the Wahlert Dance Team.

Camp Directors/Contact: Jenna Freiburger | jennafreiburger@aol.com

Open to: Incoming 7-8
Dates: Thursday- Friday, Aug. 4–5
Time: 12–2 p.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $35

Football Camp

The Golden Eagles Youth Football Camp will introduce and reinforce the technique and fundamental skills for all football position groups. All participants will receive individual instruction in offense, defense, and special team skills.

Camp Director/Contact: Jamie Marshall | jmarshall@holyfamilydbq.org
Current Wahlert Catholic High School Football team members and assistant coaches will also assist with the camp.

SESSION ONE
Open to: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School students only, incoming grades 7–8
Dates: Tuesday - Thursday, Aug. 2–4
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School football practice field (behind Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School)
Cost: $40

SESSION TWO
Open to: Incoming grades 1–6
Dates: Tuesday - Thursday, Aug. 2–4
Time: 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Location: Steele Field (behind Wahlert Catholic High School)
Cost: $40

Soccer Camp

The Wahlert Catholic boys and girls soccer teams and coaches will be offering a week of soccer instruction. The camp will focus on fundamentals and learning through soccer activities/play. Campers will be divided into age and skill-appropriate groups to ensure the optimal balance of fun, challenge and skill development.

Camp Contact: Savannah Johnson | savannah.johnson@loras.edu

Open to: Incoming grades K–8
Dates: Monday–Thursday, June 6-9
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Location: Steele Field (behind Wahlert Catholic High School)
Cost: $65

Strength and Conditioning Camp

The Wahlert Strength Camp will prepare eighth- and ninth-graders on proper form and movements. This camp is the first phase of the strength program at Wahlert Catholic and will provide athletes with the lifting skills to be safe and maximize their athletic potential. Individual instruction will be given to each athlete throughout the four-day camp. Note: Enrollment in this camp will be capped at 15 athletes.

Camp Contact: Clay Finley | cfinley@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 8–9
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School Weight Room
Cost: $60

SESSION ONE:
Dates: Monday–Thursday, June 6–9
Time: 10–11 a.m.

SESSION TWO:
Dates: Monday–Thursday, June 13–16
Time: 10–11 a.m.

Tennis Camp

The Golden Eagles Tennis Camp will provide young athletes of all levels an opportunity to learn tennis fundamentals, refine technique and hone strategies for successful doubles and singles play. Emphasis will be on improving the quality of match play, improving strokes and building confidence.

Camp Director/Contact: Jim Fuerstenberg | (563) 581-4644 | fuersty777@gmail.com

Former Wahlert Catholic High School Tennis team members will also assist with the camp.

Location: Bernie O’Connor Tennis Facility (Wahlert Catholic High School campus)
Cost: $60 per session

TENNIS CAMP ONE
LITTLE EAGLES/FUNDAMENTALS:
Open to: Incoming grades K–4 (boys and girls)
Session Options:

  1. Monday–Friday, June 6-10
  2. Monday–Friday, June 20-24
  3. Monday–Friday, July 11-15

Time: 9:00–10:30 a.m.

TENNIS CAMP TWO
EAGLES/REFINE TECHNIQUE:

Open to: Incoming grades 5–8 (boys and girls)
Session Options:

  1. Monday–Friday, June 13-17
  2. Monday–Friday, June 27-July 1
  3. Monday–Friday, July 18-22

Time: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Track and Field Camp

The Golden Eagles Track and Field team provide campers with the opportunity to increase their knowledge of running, jumping, throwing and relays. Campers will participate in activities that teach body control, teamwork and the fun of a run.

Camp Director/Contact: Tim Berning | tberning@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 1–8
Dates: Wednesday–Friday, June 8-10
Time: 1:30–3:00 p.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School track
Cost: $60

Volleyball Camp

Come and join the Wahlert Catholic Golden Eagles Volleyball team for a summer of volleyball fun! The Golden Eagles Volleyball Camp will teach and reinforce the essential skills and fundamentals of volleyball. Individual and group instruction will be given to campers in the areas of passing, setting, serving, attacking, blocking, offense and defense. The Golden Eagles Volleyball League will not only reinforce volleyball fundamentals but will also give participants the opportunity to play in competitive games and matches.

Camp Director/Contact: Tom English | tenglish@holyfamilydbq.org

Current and former Wahlert Catholic High School Volleyball team members and coaches will also assist with the camp.

Open to: Incoming grades 3–8
Dates: Monday–Thursday, June 20–23
Times:

  • Grades 3–5: 1:00–2:30 p.m.
  • Grades 6–8: 2:30–4:00 p.m.

Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $60

Faith Camps (listed alphabetically)

What's So Cool About Being Catholic Anyway?

Have you ever wondered why you are Catholic? Or maybe even what is so great about being Catholic? In this camp, we will talk about those questions by doing creative projects, engaging in community building, watching videos, and other fun activities. We will dive into the lives of the saints, Eucharistic miracles, prayer, feast days, celebrations, the Mass, sacraments, and more! As we learn, we will apply it to our lives and reflect. This is open to all!

Camp Director: Abby Moore |  amoore@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 4–6
Dates: Monday - Friday, June 20-24
Time: 9:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $80

Language, Literacy & Leadership Camps (listed alphabetically)

Harry Potter Camp

Calling all Harry Potter fans! This immersive camp will give your child a chance to dive into the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Your student will feel like a young witch or wizard at Hogwarts, practicing potions (i.e., fun science experiments), playing quidditch, and participating in creative writing activities. We will also enjoy Harry Potter-themed snacks. The goal of this camp is to allow students to deepen their knowledge of the magical world of Harry Potter. Will we have a sorting hat? Of course. Will we have butterbeer? Oh yeah! Do you have what it takes to be a wizard? Come and find out!

Camp Director: Mia McDermott, Lucy Klavitter, Ava Kramer, and Callie Owens
Camp Contact: Callie Owens | cowens@holyfamilydbq.org

Session One:

Open to: Incoming grades 2-4
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 18-22
Time: 9:00–11:00 a.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $75

Session Two:

Open to: Incoming grades 4-6
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 18-22
Time: 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $75

Literacy Camp with Clarke University

Designed to build fluency and comprehension, this summer camp is full of reading fun and adventure. Under the instruction of the Education Department at Clarke University, this camp will help all students maintain reading skills over the summer. Clarke Education students and instructors will take the literacy needs of all students into consideration. Whether you’re looking for skills-based strategies for a reluctant or emerging reader or a new, fun way to stretch the imagination of your enthusiastic reader, this camp is a good fit.

Camp Director: Clarke University Education Department
Camp Contact: Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 1–6
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 21 - July 22
Time: 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $200

Literacy Skills Refresh and Reboot

This camp will focus on refreshing early literacy skills, from phonological skills like rhyming and manipulating letter sounds, to early phonics and even some advanced phonics skills. Students will engage with literacy in a structured language approach. Through read alouds, creative projects, and multisensory games and activities, students will refresh and reboot their literacy knowledge just in time for school to start back up!

Camp Contact/Director: Abby Moore |  amoore@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 1–3
Dates: Monday - Friday, July 25-29
Time: 9:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $80

Shhh, It's a Secret: Tricky Letters

Did you ever notice those tricky letters that are naughty and sometimes forget to follow the rules? Come and learn about “cracking the code” - the secrets hidden in the words that we read and write! Students will have a blast using multi-sensory learning - including acting out funny stories (complete with crazy costumes), playing various games, and putting on their detective hats to closely examine the Secret Stories. Secret Stories are tools that kids can use to read and write words when letters don’t make the sounds they are supposed to. Help yourself become a better reader and writer with stories like the letters in love (au and aw), the crazy drivers (ir, er, ur), the superhero vowels (A,E,I,O,U), and naughty letters like t and h who should NEVER be together but OFTEN are, and many more! Come laugh, learn, and have fun!

Camp Director/Contact: Dawn Brosius l dbrosius@holyfamilydbq.org

SESSION ONE:
Open to:
Incoming grades K-3
Dates: Monday–Friday, July 18–22
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $75

SESSION TWO:
Open to: Incoming grades K-3
Dates: Monday–Friday, July 25-29
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $75

Preschool/Pre-K Camp Descriptions (listed alphabetically)

Bible Camp: Sharing God’s Love

Explore God’s Love during our Summer Bible Camp! Children will discover God’s love through songs, crafts, science, outdoor games, and more. We will be acting out Bible stories and engaging in fun hands-on learning activities where the children will explore, create and grow in their faith. Come and enjoy the journey as we participate in many different ways to follow Jesus and explore God’s love.

Camp Director: Tina Pothoff | tpothoff@holyfamilydbq.org

SESSION ONE:
Open to:
Ages 3–5
Dates:
Monday–Thursday, June 13-16
Time:
9:00–11:30 a.m.
Location:
Our Lady of Guadalupe Early Childhood Center
Cost:
$75

SESSION TWO:
Open to:
Ages 3–5
Dates:
Monday–Thursday, June 13-16
Time:
12:30-3:00 p.m.
Location:
Our Lady of Guadalupe Early Childhood Center
Cost:
$75

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Do you like to explore the outdoors? Well, me too! Come join me in an outdoor scavenger hunt where we will be looking for things that fly, have different colors, have legs, soft/hard, and so many other characteristics! After going on the hunt we will talk about the different items we all saw and look at how they are the same and different! We will even bring some items in to practice our five senses!

Camp Director: Tiana Baird | tbaird@holyfamilydbq.org

SESSION ONE
Open to:
Incoming pre-K and K (Ages 4-5)
Dates: Monday–Thursday, June 13-16
Time: 9:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: St. Columbkille Early Childhood Center
Cost: $75

 

SESSION TWO
Open to:
Incoming pre-K and K (Ages 4-5)
Dates: Monday–Thursday, June 13-16
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: St. Columbkille Early Childhood Center
Cost: $75

 

STEM Camps (listed alphabetically)

3D Printing Workshop

Do you have an interest in 3D printing? Would you like to design and learn to print 3D objects? Campers will receive instruction on how to 3D model and how to 3D print small objects using Tinkercad website. Campers will need email access. Campers will create a Tinkercad account (free). On Monday, students will learn how to 3D model and create a simple object to print. On Wednesday, students will create a more complex object to print. On Friday, there will be an open house showcase of the printed items. (The days between camp dates are to allow for 3D printing of objects.)

Camp Director/Contact: Bob Oberfoell | (563) 543-0548 | boberfoell@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 4–8
Dates: Monday and Wednesday, August 8 and August 10, 1–4 p.m.; Friday, August 12, 1–2 p.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $60

Bubbles Galore

You will be bubbling with excitement in this camp! Build your own bubble wands and actually go inside a giant bubble. Enjoy bubble crafts and experiments that will help you discover the fun and science of bubbles!  Bring a sack lunch and drink.

Camp Director: This camp is hosted through a partnership with Iowa State University Extension.
Camp Contact: Leah Imoehl | lechtenb@iastate.edu

Open to: Incoming grades 1-3
Dates: Monday, July 11
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $55

Building Blocks of Engineering

Explore with our LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robots! In this beginner coding camp, youth will be introduced to basic coding concepts through block-based coding programs. This camp builds problem-solving and creativity skills while having a blast with LEGOS! (12 lego kits available, students will share) Bring a sack lunch and drink.

Camp Director: This camp is hosted through a partnership with Iowa State University Extension.
Camp Contact: Leah Imoehl | lechtenb@iastate.edu

Open to: Incoming grades 4-6
Dates: Wednesday, June 22
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $55

Code Camp – JavaScript

Do you want your child to be introduced to a new language this summer? Like learning all language skills, practice is how fluency is learned. Languages are the way that we communicate our ideas and programming gives students the ability to create technology to impact the world around them. In our camp, your child will see what it means to program using the JavaScript language. Students will learn about mouse and keyboard interaction, animation, and building a video game.

Camp Director: Jose Garcia | jgarcia@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 4–6
Dates: Monday–Friday, June 6-10
Time: 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $100

Cooking Up Science

This day involves exploring basic biology, chemistry, and physics using common items from the kitchen. We’ll make plastic milk, mix up some cornstarch goo, and extract DNA from strawberries! Bring a sack lunch and drink.

Camp Director: This camp is hosted through a partnership with Iowa State University Extension.
Camp Contact: Leah Imoehl | lechtenb@iastate.edu

SESSION ONE
Open to:
Incoming grades 4-6
Date: Wednesday, June 29
Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $55

Dig Those Dinos

Explore the mighty dinosaurs that roamed the earth millions of years ago. Discover how these creatures lived and how big they were! Become a paleontologist as you dig for fossils and go on an adventure looking for dinosaur eggs! Bring a sack lunch and drink.

Camp Director: This camp is hosted through a partnership with Iowa State University Extension.
Camp Contact: Leah Imoehl | lechtenb@iastate.edu

Open to: Incoming grades 1-3
Date: Monday, June 20
Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $55

Fun with Flight

Experiment with boomerangs, paper helicopters, ring wing gliders, rockets, and more. Learn how to make the best paper airplanes and see who can fly theirs the furthest! Bring a sack lunch and drink.

Camp Director: This camp is hosted through a partnership with Iowa State University Extension.
Camp Contact: Leah Imoehl | lechtenb@iastate.edu

Open to: Incoming grades 4-6
Date: Wednesday, July 6
Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $55

Insect Zoo

Join this creepy-crawly adventure where campers will dive deep into the world of arthropods! Campers will get hands-on experience with the knowledgeable Insect Zoo staff. The staff will talk about the animals on display and help campers handle millipedes, beetles, walking sticks, and more! Campers will also create insect-inspired art!  Bring a sack lunch and drink.

Camp Director: This camp is hosted through a partnership with Iowa State University Extension.
Camp Contact: Leah Imoehl | lechtenb@iastate.edu

Open to: Incoming grades 1-3
Date: Monday, June 13
Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $55

Robotics Programming Camp – Basic

Students will work in pairs designing and programming robots using LEGO® Mindstorms™ robotics kits. Each pair will design and program solutions to problems presented on the FIRST® LEGO® League’s Senior solution field table. The students will look at the field table, which is a type of obstacle course, determine the best robot design, build the root, program the robot to complete various missions and then using the scientific method, adjust the robot design and programming until they are able to complete as many missions as possible in 2.5 minutes.

Camp Director/Contact: Jose Garcia | jgarcia@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 4–6
Dates: Monday–Friday, June 6-10
Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location:  Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $100

Robotics Programming Camp – FTC

Wahlert Catholic High School Robotics teams host this FIRST TECH® Challenge Robotics Camp. Campers will learn to program, build and drive a robot through an obstacle course. This camp would be ideal for those with experience in First LEGO® League or an interest in robots. FIRST TECH® Challenge is the next or high school level of LEGO® League. Campers are divided into teams led by a high school robotics team mentor. Teams will use a robot kit to complete an autonomous (programmed Java-based) period, a free-drive period obstacle course, and finish with the final challenge task. A match lasts 3 minutes. The final session day will be the robotic competition with friends and families invited to watch.

Camp Director/Contact: Bob Oberfoell | boberfoell@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 5–8
Dates: Monday–Friday, August 1-5
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location:
Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $125

Scribbler Bot Workshop

Students will learn the basics of block programming using a Scribbler Bot. On day one, students will program Scribbler to move, make music, and basic shapes: circle, square, and triangle. On day two, students will program Scribbler to write their initials. On day three, students will program Scribbler to run “sprints” and follow an obstacle course. The Wahlert FTC Robotics team will assist with instruction

Camp Director/Contact: Bob Oberfoell  l  (563) 543-0548 | boberfoell@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 4–8
Dates: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; August 8, 10, 12
Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $75 

Slimey Gooey Gross

Do you enjoy the slimey and yucky side of science? Become an expert and take home your own worm bin. Discover what snot is made of and make fake blood and wounds. Bring a sack lunch and drink.

Camp Directors: Leah Imohel | lechtenb@iastate.edu

Open to: Incoming grades 1-3
Dates: Monday, June 27
Time:  9:00 a.m. –3 :00 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $55

Soil and Smiles

Want to cultivate an interest in gardening? Grow your student’s green thumb? Introduce your child to dirt therapy during this four-day camp. A food garden is not only a great way to incorporate healthy living but a chance to immerse yourself in nature. During Camp Soil and Smiles, learn a variety of methods to garden, a few best gardening practices, start plants from both seeds and cuttings, and make flower presses. And did we mention Aquaponics? Learn about that here! Gardening is kind of a big DILL, so we hope you join us to celery–brate it!

Camp Directors: Codi Sharkey | csharkey@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 4–5
Dates: Monday–Thursday, July 11-14
Time:  9:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School/Wahlert Courtyard
Cost: $55

Who Stole Mr. Bear? Crime and Spy Camp

Investigate the scene, make detailed observations, and test the evidence left behind at our crime lab. Follow the clues to find out who stole Mr. Bear!  Bring a sack lunch and drink.

Camp Director: This camp is hosted through a partnership with Iowa State University Extension.
Camp Contact: Leah Imoehl | lechtenb@iastate.edu

Open to: Incoming grades 1–3
Date: Thursday, July 7
Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle school
Cost: $55

Camp Director/Partner Bios (listed alphabetically)

Clarke University Education Department includes Clarke Education Department professors and Clarke students who are working toward a reading endorsement or a Master’s Degree in reading.

 

Tianna Baird is a first-grade teacher at St. Columbkille. She has her Elementary Education degree from Loras College. She loves to dance, go on hikes, and is involved with community theatre.

 

Tim Berning is the chemistry teacher and co-head coach of the varsity boys cross country team. Mr. Berning is also head varsity track and field coach at Wahlert Catholic High School. Over the past 10 years, 28 different individuals and 14 relays have become state champions, they have also earned two team state championships, two runner-ups, and a third-place finish at the Iowa state track and field meet.

 

Dawn Brosius loves serving as the reading and math support teacher at Resurrection.  She has her Master's degree in Special Education, and has been teaching a variety of grade levels for more than 30 years.  Dawn loves singing and acting, reading, and enjoying nature

 

Tom English is the Wahlert Catholic High School varsity boys basketball coach and athletic director. He has been coaching basketball at Wahlert Catholic for more than 25 years. The Golden Eagles have reached the state tournament six times in his tenure, including state championships in 2008, 2014, and 2015 and state runner-up in 2016.

 

Clay Finley is the current strength and conditioning coach at Wahlert Catholic High School. He has been coaching strength at the high school and college level for the past seven years. He has coached at Pella High, Waukee High, and Simpson College.

 

Jenna Freiburger is the dance team coach at Wahlert High School. She was once on the Wahlert dance team herself, and had many accomplishments while on the team. She is very excited to bring her love for dance back to Wahlert! She led her team to two state championships last season.

 

Jim Fuerstenberg was the former boys' tennis coach at Wahlert Catholic High School for 15 years. He is presently the girls tennis coach at Wahlert Catholic High School. Jim has been playing tennis for more than 40 years. He enjoys working with youth and wants them to learn the basics of the game and also have fun!

 

Owen Funke is the Youth Program Coordinator at Holy Family Catholic Schools. He will graduate from Loras College this upcoming spring after graduating from Wahlert Catholic in 2018. He is also the assistant varsity baseball coach at Wahlert Catholic. He enjoys taking sports photographs in his spare time of the Duhawks and Golden Eagles in action and spending time with his nephew and two nieces.

 

Jose Garcia has been teaching at Our Lady of Guadalupe for more than10 years and has coached the Our Lady of Guadalupe LEGO® League team. Jose graduated from the University of Granada with his teaching degree and for the next two years, he studied computer engineering before becoming a teacher.

 

Leah Imoehl is the K-12 Education Coordinator for Iowa State Extension & Outreach, Dubuque County. Leah provides educational programs and experiences for youth in the following priority areas: STEM, Leadership, Healthy Living, and Communication & the Arts.

 

Savannah Johnson is the Wahlert Catholic High School varsity head coach for girls soccer. She was the assistant coach for the 2021 State tournament qualifying season. She is a current member of the Four Final placing soccer team at Loras College.

 

Lucy Klavitter is a Gryffindor and an incoming freshman at Wahlert Catholic High School. She loves to play volleyball, read, bake, and spend time outside. She is so excited to help lead the Harry Potter Camp!

 

Ava Kramer is a Hufflepuff and an incoming freshman at Wahlert Catholic High School. Ava is a big animal lover, and loves to draw. She can't wait to help out the Harry Potter Camp this year!

 

Deidre Lattner is the head cheerleading coach at Wahlert Catholic High School. She will be going into her fourth year coaching and has led the girls to place in the top 5 at the cheerleading state championships.

 

Jamie Marshall is entering his fourth year as the head football coach at Wahlert Catholic. He spent the previous 18 years coaching college football at Drake University, Montana State University, and Lindenwood University. He also teaches eighth-grade math at Jefferson Middle school and coaches seventh-grade basketball at Mazzucchelli. Coach Marshall is a 1995 graduate of Wahlert Catholic High School.

 

Mia McDermott is a Slytherin and incoming freshman at Wahlert Catholic High School. Mia loves to act, play sports, and ready in her free time. She can't wait to share her love of Harry Potter with the campers!

 

Rebecca Mueller is the Holy Family Catholic Schools Director of Enrollment. She loves to see children develop a love of learning and coordinates the schedule for all Holy Family summer camps. She has helped in the classroom as a substitute teacher and has taught Junior Achievement lessons to Holy Family students in the past. When not at school, she can be found with her two young children exploring the outdoors and having fun while learning new things!

 

Abby Moore is a fifth grade teacher at Saint Columbkille. Ms. Moore graduated from Loras College where she was very involved in the Spiritual Life community where she was the community life coordinator. In her spare time, she loves to spend quality time with friends and family, watch movies, bake, hike, travel, and do anything else outdoors!

 

Bob Oberfoell currently teaches a variety of science classes at Wahlert Catholic High School. Mr. Oberfoell coached this year's Wahlert Catholic state qualifying FTC Robotics team "Shmizmin." The team placed in the Top 12 making it to the semifinal alliance match at the State competition this year AND were named in the Top 5 (taking second place of 48 teams!) for Robot Design.

 

Callie Owens is the 8th grade religion teacher at Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School. She loves to be outside exploring nature or reading awesome books. She loves to learn new things and as a million questions, it's no surprise she is a proud member of Ravenclaw house! Even though she isn't a Gryffindor, she hopes to be half as cool as Professor McGonnagall one day!

 

Tina Pothoff is the director at Our Lady of Guadalupe Early Childhood Center. She has been in the childcare field for more than 30 years and has been with Our Lady for 14 of those years. She realizes we can never stop learning how awesome God is and how much he wants us to share his love with others.

 

Ana Schmitt graduated from Wahlert Catholic in 2014 and is a sixth-grade science teacher at Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School. She also owns Lovely Little Light Signs and Designs, a creative business specializing in hand-lettered creations.

 

Codi Sharkey is a Sustainable Schools Green Iowa AmeriCorps member helping Holy Family schools and Dubuque Community Schools. She is a graduate of Clarke University with a degree in biology. In school, she teaches environmental lessons and encourages sustainable practices in schools. She loves the joys of nature and hopes to inspire that in all ages.

 

Kris Spiegler has been the Wahlert Catholic girls basketball coach for 15 years, serving as an assistant coach for six years before that. Her team was MVC champs in 2009 and 2012, and she has taken her team to state four years. Coach Spiegler and her staff also earned MVC coach of the year honors for the Mississippi Division in 2009 and 2012. Current team members and various members of the coaching staff will also assist with the camp.