Ages 5 to 13 (must have completed Kindergarten)
June 17 through August 29, 2013
Orientation & Registration: Sat., May 4 – 8:00 AM
Registration thereafter according to availability!
There is an annual $40 Registration Fee. There are no refunds.
Full Day – Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Member $160.00 per week/$1,600.00 per season; Non-Member $188.00 per week
Extended Day – Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Member $190.00 per week/$1,900 per season; Non-Member $223.00 per week
At time of registration all 5 and 6 year old children must have proof of their grade
level. Please bring in most recent report card.
Also at time of registration, please bring your child’s most recent/updated
immunization records. Your child will no longer be able to begin Vacation Club
without these records on file. St. Francis does not retain these records year to year.
Vacation club is a summer camp for school age children offering fun filled age
The primary goal of Vacation Club is to provide a secure environment (to
supplement and complement home care) for school-aged children, five years of age and
older, who are in need of supervised care, while offering enjoyable and positive social
experiences that support and develop recreational interests.
The program offers a variety of activities designed to promote the physical, social,
emotional and cognitive development of children, while allowing them to grow in
confidence and self-esteem. It provides a comprehensive array of activities in arts and
crafts, cooking, sports, daily swimming and weekly fieldtrips.
Week 1 “Start the Party” (June 17th-21st)
Kick off the summer right at St. Francis Vacation Club! Tons of sports and games will get your camper ready for a fabulous summer. Every camper has a creative streak and this week is dedicated to expressing theirs! We will create group art projects, paintings, and by the end of the week your camper’s classroom will be a gallery! A visit from The Reptile Guys is also on the agenda.
Week 2 “Kids in Motion” (June 24th -28th)
Let’s get moving! We are extra healthy and active this week with visits from our local personal trainers from Transform Fitness Studio. Everything from Boot Camp to Zumba to Yoga will be included as well as sports conditioning. We will learn about healthy food choices and make our own smoothies.
Week3 “Splash Bash” (July 1st -5th)
This week is wet and wild. We will rock out with water balloon fun, field events, and water relay races. A trip to the Camden Adventure Aquarium is in store and a visit from the local Ship Bottom Fire Department will certainly get us fired up.
Week 4 “Hands On” (July 8th- 12th)
We will explore, test, investigate, and discover. Lots of crazy experiments will be packed into this week and we will let our creativity run wild during LEG-O-RAMA. A special trip to Liberty Science Center will challenge our imagination.
Week 5 “Pirates” ( July 15th – 19th)
Arrrrrre you ready for a pirate adventure? This week we will sail across the pool in our homemade cardboard pirate ships, “scuba dive” or “snorkel” as we hunt sunken treasure and take a field trip to Black Beard’s Cave. Can you talk like a pirate? Learn how with us, but watch out matey or you may have to walk the plank.
Week 6 “Sports Extravaganza” (July 22nd-26th)
This week is even more jam packed with sports than usual. Each day we will learn and play different sports including basketball, baseball, football, soccer, volleyball, tennis, and water polo. Come dressed in your favorite team jersey. Don’t forget your baseball cap and shades when we take a trip to Thunderbird Lanes to show off our bowling skills because the sun never sets on a sports pro.
Week 7 “Holiday Hoopla” (July 29th – August 2nd )
Merry-New-Trick-or-Treat-Giving! Every day is a Holiday. Join us this week in rewinding the year to celebrate our favorite holidays and events. A mind challenging trip to Atlantic City’s ‘Ripley’s Believe It or Not’ will certainly be an event to remember for this Holiday week.
Week 8 “Dairy Days” (August 5th – 9th)
Here is a week of St Francis Vacation Club camper’s favorite To Do List. In addition to our favorite camp games and sports, we spend our days making homemade ice cream, slurping milkshakes, devouring Rita’s Italian Ice changeover tubs, and of course making friends with the cows at Bobolink Dairy Farm & Bakehouse.
Week 9 “Dino-rific” (August 12th -16th)
This week we will visit the world’s most unique zoo and go on an scientific expedition. Coming face to face with dinosaurs while laughing and learning we will travel through time to Field Station Dinosaurs. When we return to camp we will discuss discoveries about the history of planet earth and become scientists creating our own volcanos.
Week 10 “Spirit Week” (August 19th- 23rd )
We’ve got spirit yes we do!! We’ve got spirit, how about you? Get ready for an explosion of St. Francis Vacation Club spirit as we head to Show Place to show off our singing skills. With a new theme each day of the week such as, “totally tie dye”, and “pajama party”, and “Disney day” – campers will be able to be as creative and silly as possible!
Week 11 “Last Week – Color Wars” (August 26th –August 29th)
Color Wars is a new game played here at St. Francis Vacation Club in which the players are divided into teams, each of which is represented by a specific color. The teams compete against each other throughout the week in a variety of games, tasks and challenges. To close out the summer with the fun and challenging activity will be the cherry on your camper’s sundae.
Week 1 (June 20th) – “The Reptile Guys”- On premises activity
Week 2 (June 26th) – “Transform Studio”- On premises activity
Week 3 (July 3rd) – Adventure Aquarium- Camden, NJ
Week 4 (July 10th) – Liberty Science Center- Jersey City, NJ
Week 5 (July 17th) – Black Beard’s Cave- Bayville, NJ
Week 6 (July 23rd) – Thunderbird Lanes – Manahawkin, NJ
Week 7 (July 31st) – Ripley’s Believe It or Not- Atlantic City, NJ
Week 8 (August 7th) – Bobolink Dairy Farm & Bakehouse-Milford, NJ
Week 9 (August 14th)- Field Station Dinosaur- Secaucus, NJ
Week 10 (August 21st)- Show Place- Beach Haven, NJ
An additional fee is required for all field trips.