Holy Family Youth Programming

Holy Family Catholic Schools offers the area's premier selection of academic, athletic, and recreational programs during after-school hours.

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Questions? Call or email the program director/contact listed for each program. If you have additional questions, contact Owen Funke, Youth Programming Coordinator, at ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org.

Program full? If a program 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.

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To ensure an optimal experience for our participants, each program has a minimum enrollment that must be reached. If a program 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 program. All program registrations are 50 percent non-refundable. If a parent cancels at least 10 days prior to program starting, they will be refunded 50 percent of the program fee. If a cancellation occurs within 10 days of the program start date, the entire program fee will be forfeited.

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Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School

Holiday Painting and Crafts

Join Create It owner Sarah Barnes as she creates a painting and crafts fit for the holiday season! Perfect just in time for Christmas to show family and friends the masterpiece you create! 

Camp Contact: Sarah Barnes | sarah@createitpaint.com
Youth Programming Coordinator: 
Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Grades 6-8
Date: Monday, December 19
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $25

Mazzuchelli Art Club

Mercedes Pfab, owner of Captured on Canvas, will take students through a journey with paint as they use Acrylic Paints to create realistic paintings with the finest details. Students will get the opportunity to learn hands-on from a professional in the industry!

Camp Contact: Mercedes Pfab | mercedes@caponcanvas.com
Youth Programming Coordinator: 
Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Grades 6-8
Date: Thursdays, January 5, February 2, and March 2
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School
Cost: $60

Mazzuchelli Intramural Volleyball Tournament

Holy Family is hosting a intramural co-ed volleyball tournament! Join us for a fun day of volleyball that will be sure to be competitive and exciting. Hang out with your fellow classmates and see who can be crowned the volleyball champion! Register for this FREE event before spots fill up!

Camp Contact: Jan Thyne | dbq054ff@dbqarch.org
Youth Programming Coordinator: 
Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Grades 7-8
Date: Saturday, December 10th
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School | Theisen Gymnasium
Cost: FREE

6th Grade Cycling/Fitness Club

Need to be active during the cold winter months? This club is for you! We will be staying in shape utilizing the cycling room at Wahlert Catholic while completing other workouts each week! Great way to get prepared for spring sports or stay in shape over the winter. 

Youth Programming Coordinator: Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: 6th Grade
Date: January 9, 12, 19, 23, 26, 30; February 2, and 6
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School | Wahlert Cycling Room
Cost: $35

6th Grade Intramural Wrestling

Want to learn the fundamentals of wrestling while experiencing the atmosphere and culture of a State Championship Wrestling Program? Look no further than this program! Mazzuchelli Head Coach Lucas Sedlacek will be teaching the fundamentals and basic skills needed to be a champion wrestler. 

Program Contact: Lucas Sedlacek | lucassedlacek00@gmail.com
Youth Programming Coordinator: Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: 6th Grade
Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 29,
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School | Wahlert Wrestling Room
Cost: $35

3D Printing Workshop

Students will learn how to 3D model using Tinkercard modeling program. Day 1 they will learn basic modeling skills and create basic objects to be printed. Day 2 will include learning about more complex modeling skills and printing of a second object. Students are welcome to stay after-school in the Mazzuchelli/OLG commons until Coach Oberfoell picks them up for the program. Snack will be provided. 

Program Contact: Bob Oberfoell | boberfoell@holyfamilydbq.org
Youth Programming Coordinator: Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: 6th-8th Grade
Dates: Session 1: 12/12 & 12/14
Session 2: 12/19 & 12/21
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School | WCHS
Cost: $25

 

Rock the Rafters 2023

Do you love to dance and have fun? Then the 2023 Rock the Rafters Dance Camp and Showcase is the place to be! Our theme this year is “Welcome to the Jungle!"

Join the Wahlert Dance Team members for a day filled with fun and dance. Participants are invited to attend our dance camp on Sunday, January 22nd in the school gym from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At the camp, each participant will learn a dance taught by the members of the Wahlert Dance Team! Lunch will be provided and include pizza, chips, and juice/water.

Each age group will perform the dance they learned at camp at our Showcase that follows; doors open at 1:15 p.m. for spectators with the show starting at 2:00 p.m. Feel free to invite family and friends to come see your dancer perform the routine they learned at camp. Admission to the showcase is $5. The showcase will also have performances from a variety of local talent, including the Wahlert Dance Team’s state champion jazz and contemporary numbers they took to State in December! Wahlert Dance performance team will also be in attendance, as well as our award winning soloists, and so much more!

Program Directors/Contact: Jenna Freiburger | jennafreiburger@aol.com
Youth Programming Coordinator: 
Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Ages 4-12 (All levels of dance experience are welcome)
Dates: Sunday, January 22nd, 2023
Camper Arrival: 11:00 a.m.
Show Begins: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $38 (T-shirt and lunch included in total price)

St. Columbkille Elementary School

St. Columbkille Engineering Club

Engineering Club is a new, afterschool, 4-H club that will offer real-world engineering design challenges designed to promote collaboration and creativity. We will be using engineering, science, and mathematics concepts and skills as we engage in engineering activities and solve engineering design challenges. Through this camp we will learn that engineering is everywhere and every can be an engineer! We will make robotic hands, design bridges, build recycled racers and have lots of fun while doing it! 

Program Directors/Contact: Amy Decker | adecker1@iastate.edu
Youth Programming Coordinator: 
Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Grades 3-5
Dates: Tuesdays September 20, October 18, November 15, January 17, February 21, and March 21
Time: 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: St. Columbkille Elementary School | Presentation Hall
Cost: $60

Rock the Rafters 2023

Do you love to dance and have fun? Then the 2023 Rock the Rafters Dance Camp and Showcase is the place to be! Our theme this year is “Welcome to the Jungle!"

Join the Wahlert Dance Team members for a day filled with fun and dance. Participants are invited to attend our dance camp on Sunday, January 22nd in the school gym from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At the camp, each participant will learn a dance taught by the members of the Wahlert Dance Team! Lunch will be provided and include pizza, chips, and juice/water.

Each age group will perform the dance they learned at camp at our Showcase that follows; doors open at 1:15 p.m. for spectators with the show starting at 2:00 p.m. Feel free to invite family and friends to come see your dancer perform the routine they learned at camp. Admission to the showcase is $5. The showcase will also have performances from a variety of local talent, including the Wahlert Dance Team’s state champion jazz and contemporary numbers they took to State in December! Wahlert Dance performance team will also be in attendance, as well as our award winning soloists, and so much more!

Program Directors/Contact: Jenna Freiburger | jennafreiburger@aol.com
Youth Programming Coordinator: 
Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Ages 4-12 (All levels of dance experience are welcome)
Dates: Sunday, January 22nd, 2023
Camper Arrival: 11:00 a.m.
Show Begins: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $38 (T-shirt and lunch included in total price)

St. Columbkille Little Eagle Wrestling

Want to learn the fundamentals of wrestling while experiencing the atmosphere and culture of a State Championship Wrestling Program? Look no further than this program! Join this fun, inclusive, and fast-paced group that will give your children a great workout in the winter months.

Program Directors/Contact: Joel Allen | jallen@holyfamilydbq.org
Youth Programming Coordinator: 
Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Grades 1-5
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 29 - February 2
Time: Tuesday: 3:30-4:45 p.m. at St. Columbkille | Thursday: 6:00-7:15 p.m. at Wahlert Catholic Wrestling Room
Groups: Tuesday Grades 2-5, Thursday Grades 1-5
Location: St. Columbkille's Wrestling Room | Wahlert Catholic Wrestling Room
Cost: $65

Holiday Painting and Crafts

Join Create It owner Sarah Barnes as she creates a painting and crafts fit for the holiday season! Perfect just in time for Christmas to show family and friends the masterpiece you create! 

Program Contact: Sarah Barnes | sarah@createitpaint.com
Youth Programming Coordinator: 
Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Grades 1-3
Date: Wednesday, December 7
Time: 3:15 - 4:45 p.m.
Location: St. Columbkille Elementary School | Presentation Hall
Cost: $25

St. Columbkille Basketball Skills

Learn and practice the basics of the game of basketball. Program will place an emphasis on learning basketball fundamentals, team concepts, sportsmanship, participation, improved health/fitness, and fun! 

Program Contact: Donna Schmitt | dschmitt@yousq.net
Youth Programming Coordinator: 
Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Grades 3-5
Dates: December 12 & 13
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: St. Columbkille Elementary School Gym
Cost: $35

DBQ County Conservation Presents: Building Birdfeeders

Build birdfeeders out of materials not usually used to do so! Enjoy putting together your own birdfeeders that will help our the birds near your own house! 

Program Contact: Taylor Schaefers | Taylor.Schaefers@dubuquecountyiowa.gov
Youth Programming Coordinator: 
Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Grades K-3
Date: January 12
Time: 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Location: St. Columbkille Elementary School | Presentation Hall
Cost: $10

4th & 5th Grade Volleyball Fundamentals

This program places an emphasis on learning volleyball fundamentals and rules of the game. It will focus on team concepts, sportsmanship, participation, improve health/fitness, and fun! Canceled practices will not be rescheduled. 

Youth Programming Coordinator: Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Grades 4-5
Dates: January 23, 25, 30; February 1, 6, 8, 13, 15
Time: 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Location: St. Columbkille Elementary School Gymnasium
Cost: $35

Little Eagles Police Academy

The Community Oriented Policing Division presents information about their daily job and engages with the youth in a way to build positive relationships. Police Academy visits may or may not include a visit from the K-9 unit! 

Youth Programming Coordinator: Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Ages 4-11
Date: Thursday, February 2nd
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: St. Columbkille Elementary School
Cost: FREE

Our Lady of Guadalupe Spanish Immersion School

Rock the Rafters 2023

Do you love to dance and have fun? Then the 2023 Rock the Rafters Dance Camp and Showcase is the place to be! Our theme this year is “Welcome to the Jungle!"

Join the Wahlert Dance Team members for a day filled with fun and dance. Participants are invited to attend our dance camp on Sunday, January 22nd in the school gym from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At the camp, each participant will learn a dance taught by the members of the Wahlert Dance Team! Lunch will be provided and include pizza, chips, and juice/water.

Each age group will perform the dance they learned at camp at our Showcase that follows; doors open at 1:15 p.m. for spectators with the show starting at 2:00 p.m. Feel free to invite family and friends to come see your dancer perform the routine they learned at camp. Admission to the showcase is $5. The showcase will also have performances from a variety of local talent, including the Wahlert Dance Team’s state champion jazz and contemporary numbers they took to State in December! Wahlert Dance performance team will also be in attendance, as well as our award winning soloists, and so much more!

Program Directors/Contact: Jenna Freiburger | jennafreiburger@aol.com
Youth Programming Coordinator: 
Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Ages 4-12 (All levels of dance experience are welcome)
Dates: Sunday, January 22nd, 2023
Camper Arrival: 11:00 a.m.
Show Begins: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $38 (T-shirt and lunch included in total price)

Our Lady Engineering Club

Engineering Club is a new, afterschool, 4-H club that will offer real-world engineering design challenges designed to promote collaboration and creativity. We will be using engineering, science, and mathematics concepts and skills as we engage in engineering activities and solve engineering design challenges. Through this camp we will learn that engineering is everywhere and every can be an engineer! We will make robotic hands, design bridges, build recycled racers and have lots of fun while doing it! 

Program Directors/Contact: Amy Decker | adecker1@iastate.edu
Youth Programming Coordinator: 
Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Grades 3-5
Dates: Tuesdays September 6, October 4, November 1, January 3, February 7, and March 7
Time: 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Spanish Immersion School
Cost: $60

Our Lady of Guadalupe Little Eagle Wrestling

Want to learn the fundamentals of wrestling while experiencing the atmosphere and culture of a State Championship Wrestling Program? Look no further than this program! Join this fun, inclusive, and fast-paced group that will give your children a great workout in the winter months.

Program Directors/Contact: Joel Allen | jallen@holyfamilydbq.org
Youth Programming Coordinator: 
Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Grades 1-5
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 29 - February 2
Time: Tuesday: 3:30-4:45 p.m. at WCHS | Thursday: 6:00-7:15 p.m. at Wahlert Catholic Wrestling Room
Groups: Tuesday Grades 2-5, Thursday Grades 1-5
Location: Wahlert Catholic Wrestling Room
Cost: $65

DBQ County Conservation Presents: Building Birdfeeders

Build birdfeeders out of materials not usually used to do so! Enjoy putting together your own birdfeeders that will help our the birds near your own house! 

Program Contact: Taylor Schaefers | Taylor.Schaefers@dubuquecountyiowa.gov
Youth Programming Coordinator: 
Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Grades K-3
Date: January 26
Time: 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Spanish Immersion School
Cost: $10

Little Eagles Police Academy

The Community Oriented Policing Division presents information about their daily job and engages with the youth in a way to build positive relationships. Police Academy visits may or may not include a visit from the K-9 unit! 

Youth Programming Coordinator: Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Ages 4-11
Date: Wednesday, February 1st
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe
Cost: FREE

Resurrection Elementary School

Rock the Rafters 2023

Do you love to dance and have fun? Then the 2023 Rock the Rafters Dance Camp and Showcase is the place to be! Our theme this year is “Welcome to the Jungle!"

Join the Wahlert Dance Team members for a day filled with fun and dance. Participants are invited to attend our dance camp on Sunday, January 22nd in the school gym from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At the camp, each participant will learn a dance taught by the members of the Wahlert Dance Team! Lunch will be provided and include pizza, chips, and juice/water.

Each age group will perform the dance they learned at camp at our Showcase that follows; doors open at 1:15 p.m. for spectators with the show starting at 2:00 p.m. Feel free to invite family and friends to come see your dancer perform the routine they learned at camp. Admission to the showcase is $5. The showcase will also have performances from a variety of local talent, including the Wahlert Dance Team’s state champion jazz and contemporary numbers they took to State in December! Wahlert Dance performance team will also be in attendance, as well as our award winning soloists, and so much more!

Program Directors/Contact: Jenna Freiburger | jennafreiburger@aol.com
Youth Programming Coordinator: 
Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Ages 4-12 (All levels of dance experience are welcome)
Dates: Sunday, January 22nd, 2023
Camper Arrival: 11:00 a.m.
Show Begins: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School
Cost: $38 (T-shirt and lunch included in total price)

Resurrection Engineering Club

Engineering Club is a new, afterschool, 4-H club that will offer real-world engineering design challenges designed to promote collaboration and creativity. We will be using engineering, science, and mathematics concepts and skills as we engage in engineering activities and solve engineering design challenges. Through this camp we will learn that engineering is everywhere and every can be an engineer! We will make robotic hands, design bridges, build recycled racers and have lots of fun while doing it! 

Program Directors/Contact: Amy Decker | adecker1@iastate.edu
Youth Programming Coordinator: 
Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Grades 3-5
Dates: Tuesdays September 27, November 22, January 24, February 28, March 28, and April 4
Time: 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Resurrection Elementary School
Cost: $60

Holiday Painting and Crafts

Join Create It owner Sarah Barnes as she creates a painting and crafts fit for the holiday season! Perfect just in time for Christmas to show family and friends the masterpiece you create! 

Program Contact: Sarah Barnes | sarah@createitpaint.com
Youth Programming Coordinator: 
Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Grades 1-3
Date: Thursday, December 8
Time: 3:15 - 4:45 p.m.
Location: Resurrection Elementary School
Cost: $25

DBQ County Conservation Presents: Building Birdfeeders

Build birdfeeders out of materials not usually used to do so! Enjoy putting together your own birdfeeders that will help our the birds near your own house! 

Program Contact: Taylor Schaefers | Taylor.Schaefers@dubuquecountyiowa.gov
Youth Programming Coordinator: 
Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Grades K-3
Date: January 11
Time: 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Spanish Immersion School
Cost: $10

Resurrection Little Eagle Wrestling

Want to learn the fundamentals of wrestling while experiencing the atmosphere and culture of a State Championship Wrestling Program? Look no further than this program! Join this fun, inclusive, and fast-paced group that will give your children a great workout in the winter months. Members at Resurrection will be bussed over to WCHS to train with the OLG group. Parents can then pick up their children at OLG/Mazz front entrance at 4:45. Due to bussing limitations, there are limited spots available.

Program Directors/Contact: Joel Allen | jallen@holyfamilydbq.org
Youth Programming Coordinator: 
Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Grades 1-5
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 29 - February 2
Time: Tuesday: 3:30-4:45 p.m. at WCHS | Thursday: 6:00-7:15 p.m. at Wahlert Catholic Wrestling Room
Groups: Tuesday Grades 2-5, Thursday Grades 1-5
Location: Wahlert Catholic Wrestling Room
Cost: $65

4th & 5th Grade Volleyball Fundamentals

This program places an emphasis on learning volleyball fundamentals and rules of the game. It will focus on team concepts, sportsmanship, participation, improve health/fitness, and fun! Canceled practices will not be rescheduled. 

Youth Programming Coordinator: Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Grades 4-5
Dates: January 23, 25, 30; February 1, 6, 8, 13, 15
Time: 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Resurrection Elementary School Gymnasium
Cost: $35

Little Eagles Police Academy

The Community Oriented Policing Division presents information about their daily job and engages with the youth in a way to build positive relationships. Police Academy visits may or may not include a visit from the K-9 unit! 

Youth Programming Coordinator: Owen Funke | ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org

Open to: Ages 4-11
Date: Tuesday, January 31st
Time: 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Location: Resurrection
Cost: FREE

Questions? Contact Owen Funke, Youth Programming Coordinator, at ofunke@holyfamilydbq.org