2019 Summer Camp Directory

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

 

Questions? Call or email the contact listed for each camp. If you have questions about applying for a scholarship, please contact Holy Family Catholic Schools at (563) 582-5456, Ext. 289, or admissions@holyfamilydbq.org.

Camp full? If a camp you are interested in is full, please contact admissions@holyfamilydbq.org to be placed on a waiting list.

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Return hard copy registrations with payment to any Holy Family site.

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Camps by Category

Camps by Date

To ensure an optimal experience for our campers, each camp has a minimum enrollment that must be reached by June 5. 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.

Arts & Culinary Arts Camps (listed alphabetically)

Brush Lettering Basics

Have you ever seen neat lettering videos online and wanted to learn? Sign up for this beginner’s lettering class where you will learn all the basics of brush pen lettering. 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 faux calligraphy as well! We will practice common words with various types of brush pens and how to achieve the perfect faux calligraphy look with paint pens for larger scale pieces. Throughout the class, you will move on to create your own hand-lettered pieces with the skills that you learn!

Camp Director/Contact: Ana Walker | awalker@holyfamilydbq.org

Dates: Monday–Thursday, June 17–20
Cost: $100
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School

SESSION ONE:

Open to: Incoming grades 6–8
Time: 9–11 a.m.

SESSION TWO:

Open to: Incoming grades 9–12
Time: 1–3 p.m.

Culinary Arts Camp

While your child can probably make a peanut butter sandwich, have you dreamed of them making you a warm breakfast one morning? Campers in Culinary Arts Camp will learn to make hash brown egg baskets for an easy breakfast, dips for their next play date and finish on Friday with cupcake decorating. Your camper will learn about cooking safety while developing independence in the kitchen.

Camp Director/Contact: Allison Pusateri | (563) 583-9771 | apusateri@holyfamilydbq.org

SESSION ONE
Open to: Incoming grades 4–5
Dates: Monday–Friday, July 8–12
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $85

SESSION TWO
Open to: Incoming grades 6–8
Dates: Monday–Friday, July 15–19
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $85

SESSION THREE THIS SESSION IS FULL
Open to: Incoming grades 4–5
Dates: Monday–Friday, July 22–26
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $85

SESSION FOUR THIS SESSION IS FULL

Open to: Incoming grades 1–3
Dates: Monday–Friday, July 29–Aug. 2
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $85

SESSION FIVE NEW SESSION ADDED!

Open to: Incoming grades 1–3
Dates: Monday–Friday, Aug. 5–9
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $85

Show Choir Camp

No experience is necessary to be part of our week-long Show Choir Camp. Bring your voice and wild dancing moves to be part of something fun. At the end of the week, this ensemble will perform a musical number. For students interested in music, theater and/or dancing, Show Choir is a great way to make friends and work on the talent that is inside each one of us.

Camp Director/Contact: Aaron Behnke | (563) 582-1198 | abehnke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 5–9
Dates: Monday–Friday, Aug. 12–16
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Location: Kehl Family Commons, Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $75

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 and 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: Wednesday–Friday, June 12–14 and Monday, June 17
Times:

  • Completed grades 3–5: 9:00–10:30 a.m.
  • Completed grades 6–8: 10:30 a.m. to noon

Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Total Cost: $130 (includes camp and league)

BOYS BASKETBALL LEAGUE:
Open to: Completed grades 3–8
Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, June 19–July 10 (excludes July 3)
Times:

  • Completed grades 3–4: 9–10 a.m.
  • Completed grades 5–6: 10–11 a.m.
  • Completed grades 7–8: 11 a.m. to noon

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 and offense and defense.

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

GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP (FUNDAMENTALS):
Open to: Incoming grades 3–8
Dates: Monday–Thursday, June 10–13
Time: 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $50

GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP (SKILLS)
Open to: Incoming grades 3–8
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 18–July 11 (Wednesday, July 3 instead of Thursday, July 4)
Times:

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

Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $50

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. There will also be fun games.

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

Open to: Incoming Grades K–8
Dates: Monday–Thursday, June 17–20
Time: 1–3 p.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $50

Cross Country Camp

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

Camp Directors/Contacts: Tim Berning | tberning@holyfamilydbq.org; Chuck Tigges | ctigges@holyfamilydbq.org; Cynthia Wagner | (563) 583-9771, Ext. 266 | cwagner@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 5–8
Dates: Tuesday–Thursday, Aug. 6–8
Time: 6:30–7:45 p.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School (meet in the lobby)
Cost: $20

Flag Football Tournament

The flag football tournament is a non-contact, 7 on 7 event open to boys and girls. Cost is $10 per child. If your child attends the Youth Football Camp on July 23-25, the tournament is free. No team registrations allowed as we will form teams based upon grade level. There will be three divisions (1st & 2nd grade / 3rd & 4th grade / 5th & 6th grade). Each team is guaranteed two games.

Camp Director/Contact: Sean Campbell | scampbell@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 1–6
Date: Saturday, July 27
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School Football Field
Cost: $10 (If your child attends the Youth Football Camp on July 23-25, the tournament is free)

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: Incoming grades 1–6
Dates: Tuesday–Thursday, July 23–25
Time: 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School Football Field
Cost: $25

SESSION TWO:
Open to: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School students only, incoming grades 7–8
Dates: Monday–Thursday, Aug. 5–8
Time: 6–8 p.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School Football Practice Field
Cost: $25

Golf Camp

Golf camp will take place on the driving range, putting green, chipping green and par 3 course daily. Each day will include practice time (drills, games, instruction) and time playing the par 3 course - ideally nine holes each day. Range ball fees and green fees are included in the camp cost. Camp cost also includes a t-shirt, bottles of water and occasional snacks. Significant walking will be required; please keep golf bags as light as possible. There will be both male and female leaders/coaches, and as such, boys and girls are encouraged and welcome to participate. Emphasis will be on fun and skill development, not competition, but there will be a few competitive contests included. All players should have their own clubs, bag, and tees. Campers can use own golf balls or golf balls will be available for free if preferred. Each player should ideally have at least a wood, an iron and a putter. There will be a four to one player to leader/coach ratio.

Rain Policy: 2 days rained out= 50 percent refund and 3+ days rained out =75 percent refund.

Camp Contact: Dan Mulligan

Open to: Incoming grades 2–5
Dates: Monday–Thursday, July 15-18
Time: 9:00 a.m. to noon
Location: Lacoma Golf Course, East Dubuque, Ill.
Cost: $100

Soccer Camp

The Wahlert Catholic boys and girls soccer teams and coaches, in cooperation with Dan Rothert, head soccer coach at Loras College (and Holy Family parent), 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: Dan Rothert | (563) 588-4936 | Daniel.Rothert@loras.edu

Open to: Incoming grades K–8
Dates: Monday–Thursday, June 17–20
Time: 1:00–3:30 p.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School Soccer Field (behind Wahlert Catholic High School)
Cost: $55

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 three-week camp.

Note: Enrollment in this camp will be capped at 20 athletes.

Camp Director/Contact: Clay Finley | cfinley@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 8–9
Location: Wahlert Catholic Weight Room

SESSION ONE:

Dates: June 13, 25, 27
Time: 9:00–10:30 a.m.
Cost: $45

SESSION TWO:

Dates: July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
Time: 9–10 a.m.
Cost: $60

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: $50 per session

TENNIS CAMP LITTLE EAGLES/FUNDAMENTALS:
Open to: Incoming grades K–4 (Boys & Girls)
Session Options:

  1. Monday–Friday, June 10–14
  2. Monday–Friday, June 17–21
  3. Monday–Friday, June 24–28
  4. Monday–Friday, July 8–12

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 10–14
  2. Monday–Friday, June 17–21
  3. Monday–Friday, June 24–28
  4. Monday–Friday, July 8–12

Time: 10:45–12:15 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. By registering for this camp, campers will be invited to participate in a community track and field meet hosted by MERGE Performance T&F Club.

Camp Directors: Tim Berning, Chuck Tigges, Joel Janecek and Jan Thyne
Camp Contact: Tim Berning | tberning@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 1–8
Dates: Wednesday–Friday, June 12–14
Time: 1:30–3:00 p.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School (meet in lobby)
Cost: $40

Volleyball Camp

The Wahlert Catholic Golden Eagles Volleyball Team were winners of the 2018 Iowa Class 4A State Championship. Come and join the 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: Lindsey (Kane) Beaves | lkane@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 24–27
Times:

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

Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $55

Language, Literacy & Leadership Camps (listed alphabetically)

Critical Thinking Through Board Games

Recently, there has been a shift from adolescents playing electronic games for enjoyment and stimulation to the classic board games. Since there has been a demand for more board games and challenge, a variety of brand new board games involving multi-faceted strategy have been produced. In this camp, students will learn how to strategize and develop critical thinking skills required for math through stimulating board games such as Settlers of Catan, Clank, Monopoly, Coup, Code Names and more.

Camp Director/Contact: Kyle Leeson | kleeson@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming Grades 6–8
Dates: Monday–Friday, July 22–26
Time: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $75

Harry Potter Camp  

NEW SESSION ADDED!

SESSION THREE:
Open to: Incoming grades 2–3 (No muggles, please!)
Dates: Monday–Friday, July 15–19
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $50

Calling all budding Harry Potter fans! This entry level camp will give your child a chance to explore the wizarding world of Harry Potter through hands-on activities. Your student will feel like a young witch or wizard at Hogwarts, practicing potions (i.e., fun science experiments) and playing quidditch. We will also enjoy Harry Potter-themed snacks. The goal of this camp is to introduce young students to 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! This year we are also happy to announce that we are hosting a movie day at the end of the week! This will take place from 3:00-5:45 on the last day of camp, directly following the older children’s session. Snacks will be provided!

NEW SESSION ADDED!

SESSION FOUR:
Open to: Incoming grades 4–6 (No muggles, please!)
Dates: Monday–Friday, July 15–19
Time: 1–3 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $50

Calling all avid 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! This year we are also happy to announce that we are hosting a movie day at the end of the week! This will take place directly after this session on the last day of camp. Campers will be picked up at 5:45 that day. Snacks will be provided!

THIS SESSION IS FULL

SESSION ONE:
Open to: Incoming grades 2–3 (No muggles, please!)
Dates: Monday–Friday, July 22–26
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $50

THIS SESSION IS FULL

SESSION TWO:
Open to: Incoming grades 4–6 (No muggles, please!)
Dates: Monday–Friday, July 22–26
Time: 1–3 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $50

Camp Directors: Ava Hoelscher, Jill Hohmann and Jamie Vondra
Camp Contact: Jill Hohmann | jhohmann@holyfamilydbq.org

New! Optional Movie Showing: Both Session 1 and Session 2 Harry Potter campers are invited to a special movie showing of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (Rated PG) on Friday, July 26, from 3 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School Commons. The movie showing is optional for campers and is included in the camp registration fee.

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: Lori Apel | (563) 556-4194 | lapel@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades K–6
Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, June 17 through July 17
Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon
Location: St. Anthony Elementary School
Cost: $145

Magic Treehouse: Afternoon on the Amazon THIS CAMP IS FULL

This camp invites you to go on an adventure to the Amazon rainforest with Jack and Annie from the Magic Tree House series. You will create your own animal that lives in a rainforest, graph your favorite tropical fruit, and learn about animal adaptations!

Camp Director/Contact: Christa Feuerhelm | cfeuerhelm@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 2-3
Dates: Monday–Friday, July 8-12
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $60

Magic Treehouse: Dinosaurs Before Dark THIS CAMP IS FULL

This camp invites you to come on some adventures with Jack and Annie from the Magic Treehouse series! You will go back to pre-historic times to observe fossils, create your own fossil, and learn lots of facts about dinosaurs!

Camp Director/Contact: Christa Feuerhelm | cfeuerhelm@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 2-3
Dates: Monday–Friday, June 24-28
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $60

Mock Trial (Introduction and Advanced)

If it pleases the court, Mock Trial Academy will now be in session. In mock trial, students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses as they prepare and present both sides of a hypothetical legal problem. In this summer camp, students will develop important critical thinking skills and understand how research improves a case and presentation skills. From opening statements to closing arguments and everything in between, campers will learn about direct and cross-examination, objections and Rules of Evidence, and the roles of witnesses and attorneys. Through small group breakout sessions, students will practice their new skills as they prepare to argue one side of a fictional criminal case in an end-of-camp scrimmage. Advanced Mock Trial Academy will focus more on the drama of objections and on details of evidence and also end with an end-of-camp scrimmage.

Camp Director/Contact: Deone Merkel | deone.merkel@loras.edu

INTRODUCTION TO MOCK TRIAL
Open to: Incoming grades 5–9
Dates: Monday–Friday, June 17–21
Time: 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $100

ADVANCED MOCK TRIAL
Open to: Incoming grades 5–9
Dates: Monday–Friday, July 8 - 12
Time: 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $100

On My Own and OK

Are you ready to stay home alone?  Join us to strengthen your skills to take care of yourself and/or siblings. The activities will include family rules, safety, and emergencies. In addition, we will engage in activities to avoid boredom and learn how to create healthy snacks. Note: Campers are expected to bring their own lunch and drink. Snacks will be provided.

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

Open to: Ages 10–12
Dates: Tuesday, June 18
Time: 9:30–3:30 p.m.
Location: Resurrection Elementary School
Cost: $45

Social Emotional Learning – A Parent(s) with Child(ren) Workshop

This interactive workshop for children ages 6-12 years and at least one adult is designed to develop skills in social-emotional learning (SEL) which includes understanding and managing emotions, setting and achieving positive goals, and establishing and maintaining healthy relationships. This workshop will include interactive experiential activities and requires adult participation and provides the opportunity for you and your child(ren) to have valuable conversations in order to successfully develop a plan to continue to grow socially and emotionally as a team.

Camp Director/Contact: Joel Janecek | jjanecek@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Ages 6-12 with parent participant
Dates: Tuesday–Thursday, Aug. 6–8
Time: 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Location: St. Columbkille
Cost: $75

Preschool/Pre-K Camp Descriptions (listed alphabetically)

Animal Adventures

What kinds of animals live where?  We will explore land and sea to discover more about the animals that live in different habitats. Join us on a jungle safari, Arctic trek, deep sea voyage and other exciting adventures during our camp.

Camp Director: Marcy Weidenbacher | mweidenbacher@holyfamilydbq.org

THIS SESSION IS FULL

Open to: Ages 3–5
Dates: Monday–Thursday, July 15–18
Time: 9:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: St. Columbkille
Cost: $60

SESSION TWO
NEW SESSION ADDED!

Open to: Ages 3–5
Dates: Monday–Thursday, July 15–18
Time: 12:30–3:00 p.m.
Location: St. Columbkille
Cost: $60

Bible Camp

Explore God’s Love during our Summer Bible Camp! Children will discover God’s love through songs, crafts, cooking, 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/Contact: Tina Pothoff | (563) 556-2820 | tpothoff@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Ages 3–5
Dates: Monday–Thursday, July 8–11
Time: 9:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: St. Anthony and Our Lady of Guadalupe Early Childhood
Cost: $60

Dinosaur Discovery

Step back in time to when the land was filled with dinosaurs. We will be traveling back millions of years to learn all about our prehistoric friends through art, science, games, music and lots of hands-on activities!

Camp Director: Marcy Weidenbacher | mweidenbacher@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Ages 3–5
Dates: Monday–Thursday, June 24–27
Time: 9:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: St. Columbkille
Cost: $60

THIS SESSION IS FULL

Open to: Ages 3–5
Dates: Monday–Thursday, June 24–27
Time: 9:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: St. Columbkille
Cost: $60

SESSION TWO
NEW SESSION ADDED!

Open to: Ages 3–5
Dates: Monday–Thursday, June 24–27
Time: 12:30–3:00 p.m.
Location: St. Columbkille
Cost: $60

If You Give a Chef a Story... THIS CAMP IS FULL

If You Give a Chef a Story invites your child to use math, science, literacy, and collaboration skills to create a recipe from a daily story. Cost of the camp includes recipe ingredients. Note: If your child has a food allergy, please contact the camp instructor before signing up.

Camp Directors/Contact: Tina Pothoff | (563) 566-2820 | tpothoff@holyfamilydbq.org 

Open to: Incoming Pre–K through grade 1
Dates: Monday–Thursday, June 17–20
Time: 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Location: St. Anthony/Our Lady of Guadalupe Early Childhood Center
Cost: $65

LEGO Extravaganza THIS CAMP IS FULL

This is the perfect experience for younger campers who love building LEGO®  creations. Throughout the week, campers design and build a variety of unique structures to solve challenges, create cities together, and simply have fun engaging in open-ended creative play! Campers learn about principals of architecture and engineering, storytelling, teamwork, and have opportunities to build positive social skills.

Camp Director: This camp is offered through a partnership with Creative Adventure Lab.
Camp Contact: Rebecca Mueller | rmueller@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming pre–K and Kindergarten
Dates: Monday–Friday, June 17–21
Time: 9:00–11:00 a.m.
Location: Holy Ghost
Cost: $50

Mad Scientist Camp 

This camp invites you to discover a week of all things science! Campers will roll up their sleeves in the Mad Science chemistry lab to mix, mash and make cool concoctions. It’s a week packed with non-stop science fun!

Camp Directors: Mandy Brosius and Tina Pothoff
Camp Contact: Tina Pothoff | (563) 556-2820 | tpothoff@holyfamilydbq.org

THIS SESSION IS FULL

Open to: Ages 3–6
Dates: Monday–Thursday, July 22–25
Time: 9:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: St. Anthony and Our Lady of Guadalupe Early Childhood
Cost: $60

SESSION TWO
NEW SESSION ADDED!

Open to: Ages 3–6
Dates: Monday–Thursday, July 22–25
Time: 12:30–3:00 p.m.
Location: St. Anthony and Our Lady of Guadalupe Early Childhood
Cost: $60

STEM Camps (listed alphabetically)

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 JavaScript. Students will learn about mouse and keyboard interaction, animation and building a video game.

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

Open to: Incoming grades 4–6
Dates: Monday–Friday, June 17–28
Time: 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $100

 

Code Camp for the Young Learner THIS CAMP IS FULL

Code Camp for the Young Learner offers an introduction to computer science for young students. Students will learn basic computer science vocabulary along with engaging, hands-on activities. Robots such as Bee Bots, Blue Bots, ROAMER and Dash will be used to teach computer science concepts.

Camp Directors: Jenni Malcom and Shelly Theisen
Camp Contact: Shelly Theisen | (563) 556-4194 | stheisen@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 1–2
Dates: Monday–Thursday, Aug. 5–8
Time: 9:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: St. Anthony Elementary School
Cost: $75

Crime and Spy Science

Discover how detectives use science to uncover the mysteries of a crime. You will solve the case of “The Murder of Professor Half Track” using clues and experiments. You will also learn the essentials of being a spy. Note: Campers are expected to bring their own lunch and drink. Snacks will be provided.

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

Open to: Ages 8-10
Dates: Thursday, June 20
Time: 9:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Resurrection Elementary School
Cost: $45

Environmental Science for the Young Learner

Your child can be a biologist for a week! Students will complete hands-on activities that will teach environmental science concepts. Topics will include water filtration, recycling, plants and gardening, animals and water conservation. An emphasis on conservation and environmental stewardship will be enforced.

Camp Director/Contact: Eve Dietrich | edietrich@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 1-3
Dates: Monday–Friday, July 22–26
Time: 9:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: St. Columbkille
Cost: $75

Mathletes

Have you ever noticed the best athletes are usually those who enjoy the game and practice? Playing basketball in the front yard isn’t about a score or competition, but it will probably make your jump shot better. Mathletes is a fun, no pressure way to work your brain as a muscle and improve your math skills. If you enjoy math or want to make it more like a sport, Mathletes is for you. No tests and no drilling. This camp will show you ways to practice math with games, puzzles and critical thinking. There may be a friendly competition, but it’s not about who wins, it’s how you play the game.

Camp Director/Contact: Kyle Leeson | kleeson@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 5–8
Dates: Monday–Friday, July 22–26
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $90

Math Review: Algebra I

This session is for any student taking Algebra 2 in the fall.  The students have not had a lot of Algebra 1 for a year, so this review is to bring students back up to speed with their Algebra 1 skills.  This review will help make the transition into Algebra 2 easier.  The session will review vocabulary, solving multistep equations, lines, quadratics, radicals, and real-life problems.

Camp Director/Contact: Emily Schmidt | eschmidt@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Students who have completed Algebra I or Algebra IB
Dates: Monday–Friday, July 29–Aug. 2
Time: 9:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $40

Math Review: Algebra II

This session is for any student taking Pre-Calculus or Calculus in the fall.  The session will cover systems, rational exponents, quadratics, logarithms, rational equations, trigonometry and polynomials.

Camp Director/Contact: Emily Schmidt | eschmidt@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Students who have completed Algebra II
Dates: Monday–Friday, Aug. 5–9
Time: 9:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $40

Robotics Programming Camp

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

SESSION ONE:
Open to: Incoming grades 7–8
Dates: Monday–Friday, June 17–21
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $80

SESSION TWO:
Open to: Incoming grades 5–6
Dates: Monday–Friday, June 24–28
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $80

Water Rocks!

Water is one of the most important things to have for all living creatures to survive! Even though it's so important, there's a lot of problems surrounding water. Come learn about watersheds, biodiversity around and in water, water quality, water scarcity, and other things related to water! While learning about this, learn about what YOU can do to help with these problems.

Camp Director/Contact: Eve Dietrich | edietrich@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Incoming grades 3–5
Dates: Monday–Friday, July 8–12
Time: 9:00–11:30 a.m.
Location: St. Columbkille
Cost: $75

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.

 

Lindsey (Kane) Beaves is entering her seventh year as head volleyball coach for Wahlert Catholic. She played volleyball at Wahlert Catholic and the College of Charleston.

 

Aaron Behnke leads the Wahlert Catholic Show Choirs Impulse and Impact, which have both recently earned numerous awards and accolades including best male soloists, best vocals, best choreography, and grand champions. They were undefeated among 3A competition and recently finished as one of the top 10 groups in Iowa.

 

Tim Berning is the Chemistry teacher and co-head coach of the varsity boys cross country team. In three years of coaching with Chuck Tigges, they have qualified a team for state each year and finished 7th. Mr. Berning is also head varsity track and field coach at Wahlert Catholic High School. Over the past nine 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.

 

Mandy Brosius is the dual language Pre–K teacher for St. Anthony and Our Lady of Guadalupe Early Childhood.

 

Sean Campbell has been teaching physical education at Wahlert Catholic for the past five years. He also coaches football, basketball, and baseball.

 

Creative Adventure Lab is a non-profit organization located in Dubuque that’s moving the world forward by helping people of all ages discover, strengthen and apply creative thinking and innovation skills.

 

Eve Dietrich is a second term Sustainable Schools AmeriCorps member serving Holy Family and Dubuque Community K-12 schools. She carries out environmental lessons and encourages sustainability practices with schools. She has formal education and experience as a wildlife biologist and educator and loves creating stewards of the Earth - starting at any age!

 

Tom English is the Wahlert Catholic High School varsity boys basketball coach and athletic director. He has been coaching basketball at Wahlert Catholic for 24 years, the past 15 as head coach. 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.

 

Christa Feuerhelm is a second-grade teacher at Resurrection Elementary School. Throughout her teaching career, she has been a reading, kindergarten, first grade, and special education teacher. She currently lives in Dubuque with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, exercising, reading, and spending time with family that lives in the area. Her goal during the Magic Treehouse camp is to have your child participate in hands-on learning experiences, develop a love for reading, and form lasting friendships.

 

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 five years. He has coached at Pella High, Waukee High and Simpson College.

 

Jim Fuerstenberg was the former boys' tennis coach at Wahlert Catholic High School for 15 years. 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!

 

Jose Garcia has been teaching at Our Lady of Guadalupe for eight years and has been coaching the Our Lady of Guadalupe LEGO® League team for four years. 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.

 

Jill Hohmann is a Slytherin and has been a teacher in the Holy Family Catholic School system for over twenty years. She has taught a range of grades from preschool to eighth grade at the Middle school. Her endorsements are in Reading and English/Language Arts. She is excited to join two of her former students in this endeavor.

 

Ava Hoelscher is a Gryffindor and incoming sophomore at Wahlert Catholic High School. She is an avid reader and enjoys writing stories and acting. Ava is thrilled to share her love for Harry Potter with your campers.

 

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.

 

Joel Janecek is the Youth Sports Coordinator for Holy Family Catholic Schools, cross country coach at Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School, assistant track and field coach at Wahlert Catholic High School, adjunct instructor at the University of Dubuque (Personal Empowerment) and co-owner of MERGE Performance Institute.

 

Liza Johnson is the Director of Personal Empowerment at the University of Dubuque.

 

Kyle Leeson is a math teacher at Wahlert Catholic High School, currently teaching Honors Geometry and Algebra 1 & 2. He is a graduate of Loras College (‘16) with a B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Irish Studies. Before teaching at Wahlert, Kyle taught and tutored College Algebra and Calculus to college and high school students. He is currently pursuing his masters in Educational Leadership at Clarke University and incorporates student-centered project-based learning in his everyday classroom.

 

Jenni Malcom has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Malcom has been coaching students and teachers in the use of technology for 12 years with Holy Family and is currently a Technology Integration Coach for St. Columbkille and Holy Ghost elementary schools.

 

Jamie Marshall has returned to his alma mater to serve as the head football coach for the Wahlert Catholic Golden Eagles. Coach Marshall most recently served as Lindenwood College's defensive coordinator, coaching the defensive line before that.  He also coached at FCS Montana State from 2007 to 2015 and Drake University from 1999 to 2006. Coach Marshall played football for Wahlert Catholic High School and Drake University.

 

Deone Merkel earned her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2004 and has practiced law in Minnesota, Indiana and Iowa. She is currently at Loras College where she teaches public speaking and undergraduate law. Professor Merkel has also spent several summers teaching similar high school mock trial academies at Stanford, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, and DePaul Universities.

 

Dan Mulligan is a Wahlert Catholic alumnus and golf team member. He played college golf and is an alumnus of the University of Northern Iowa. Dan has worked at Bunker Hill Golf Course, Galena Golf Club, Lacoma Golf Course, The Meadows Golf Club and Thunder Hills Country Club in various roles over the years including multiple hosting multiple junior golf clinics and camps. Dan has had more than 20 years experience as head golf coach of the Wahlert boy's golf team, the Loras College men's golf team and is current co-coach of the Wahlert Girls Golf Team. Dan currently works full-time at Loras

 

Deidre Navarro

 

Tina Pothoff is the early childhood director for St. Anthony and Our Lady of Guadalupe Early Childhood.

 

Allison Pusateri has been living in the Dubuque area for four years. She has her A.S. and B.S. in culinary arts and food service management from Johnson and Wales University in 2005. She has been a part of the Wahlert Catholic School since January of 2017 cooking for students in the Wahlert cafeteria and teaching Culinary Arts.

 

Dan Rothert is the men’s soccer coach at Loras College. He has built the Loras College program into one of the elite college soccer programs in the country. This past year, the men’s team advanced to the NCAA tournament for the 12th time. His teams have advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2014, and the Final Four in 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2015.

 

Emily Schmidt is a math teacher at Mazzuchelli. She graduated from Clarke in 2009 with a B.A. in Mathematics and Secondary Education and completed a master's degree from Walden University in 2014. Emily has been with Holy Family since 2009 and has taught math classes ranging from Pre-Algebra to Algebra 2.

 

Kris Spiegler has been the Wahlert Catholic girls basketball coach for 13 years, serving as assistant coach for six years before that. Her team was MVC champs in 2009 and 2012, and she has taken her team to state three 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.

 

Shelly Theisen has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Unified Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Theisen currently serves as a Technology Integration Coach for St. Anthony, Our Lady of Guadalupe and Resurrection elementary schools. Mrs. Malcom and Mrs. Theisen also serve as LEGO® League coaches.

 

Chuck Tigges is the physical education instructor for St. Anthony Elementary and Our Lady of Guadalupe and co-head coach of the varsity boys cross country team. In three years of coaching with Tim Berning, they have qualified a team for state each year and finished 7th, He is also a Wahlert Catholic varsity girls track and field coach. Over the past nine 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.

 

Jan Thyne is a varsity girls track and field coach at Wahlert Catholic High School. Over the past nine 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.

 

Jamie Vondra is a Hufflepuff and incoming sophomore at Wahlert Catholic High School. She loves to craft and spends her time playing volleyball, running track and reading. Jamie is delighted to work with your children and spend time with others who love Harry Potter.

 

Cynthia Wagner is Assistant Principal at Wahlert Catholic High School and the head coach for the varsity girls cross country team. Coach Wagner has led her team to 21 city championships, seven MVC championships and six state championships with 30 state championship appearances. She was awarded the NHSACA National Coach of the Year in 2015.

 

Marcy Weidenbacher has her degree in Early Childhood Education and has been working in the early childhood field for 30 years. She is the St. Columbkille Early Childhood Center director and has been working at St. Columbkille for 13 years.

 

Ana Walkergraduated from Wahlert Catholic in 2014 and is a seventh-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.

 

Contact Us

Holy Family Catholic Schools
2005 Kane St., Dubuque IA 52001
(563) 582-5456
holy_family@holyfamilydbq.org