Overview Mary Castellano

Camp Troubie
5th - 8th Grade Girls

June 8-July 2, 2020

Camp Troubie is a four-week summer program for 5th through 8th grade girls.  Morning classes focus more on academics for girls in 6th to 8th grade, and afternoon enrichment classes are for girls in 5th through 8th grade.

Students may join us for a half-day or full day program. Current St. Francis students act as Camp counselors and will greet students, assist with classes, and lead lunchtime activities for our all-day campers. SFHS Summer Camp Flyer

Morning classes: 

8:30 am to 12:00 pm 

(choose two 90 minute classes)


Afternoon classes:  12:45 pm to 3:30 pm 

(choose two 75 minute classes)


You can choose two sessions in the morning and two in the afternoon to completely customize your Camp Troubie experience!


This camp enriches campers’ understanding of math by exploring real-world applications of mathematical concepts, while focusing on growth mindset in mathematics. Are you eager to review last year’s math concepts and make sure you are ready to tackle new concepts next year? If so, this camp is for you! Through collaboration and project-based learning, you will develop your math confidence while reviewing and enriching the Common Core critical areas of study as outlined for 6th-8th grade Math and Algebra. Breakout sessions will group campers by grade and skill set for a customized Math experience.
Level:  6th through 8th grade

Do you love movies?  Do you like to talk about what makes a movie great?  In this class you have the chance to do just that. Each week we will watch a full length movie, a film short, and film clips to learn how filmmakers tell great stories in film. We will analyze how stories are told without words, how conflict drives plot, how theme and character are developed, and how setting impacts story. You will also learn about film techniques such as light and shadow, sound and music, camera angles and editing. You can look forward to sharing one of your favorite films and leading a discussion of its merits.
Level:  6th through 8th grade

This course offers an introduction to computer programming using the Processing language. Built for graphic design, this language gives students the chance to create drawings, animations, and interactive graphics. This class will be filled with hands-on coding activities. Students will be creating visuals from day one and will be exposed to the fundamental concepts of computer programming along the way. Level:  7th and 8th grade

This course explores the culture of the French-speaking world! Whether you are new to French language and culture or you have already learned about all things French, everyone is welcome to have fun in the Pot Pourri class!  Throughout the camp, students will learn basic French phrases and vocabulary through a variety of hands-on activities, games, songs, cuisine, and movies. Students will also learn about different regions of France (Normandie, Bretagne, Provence, Champagne, and more) and their various cultural traditions. Enjoy French cuisine, too!
Level:  6th through 8th grade

Immerse yourself in a world of creativity with our summer creative writing course. We will discuss point of view, tone, imagery, dialogue, and character development.  What makes a story or poem special? What makes it shine? What is it trying to tell us? In this course we will not only write, we’ll also work on oral presentations of our written work. By the end of this course, students will feel confident in their ability to express themselves verbally, while also having developed an engaging portfolio of short stories and poetry.
Level:  6th through 8th grade

Are you in love with the beauty of Italian art, food, and history? Are you interested in learning one of the most musical and romantic languages of the world? In this class, you will learn the basics of Italian conversation and vocabulary while exploring the wonders of the Italian culture through various hands-on activities, games, songs, and films. Topics include regional traditions, history, literature, art, cuisine, holidays, and fashion! This class provides an opportunity for students who are curious to explore their Italian heritage or just looking to dive into a whole new culture!


An exciting addition to Camp Troubie this summer is Improv and Sketch Comedy! In this fun and creative class, students will learn how to think on their feet, create their own sketches, and gain confidence working in front of an audience of their peers. Improv teaches us to accept mistakes as gifts and communicate thoughts and ideas more effectively. If you want to build public speaking skills, creativity and cooperation while having fun, Improv is for you! No experience necessary.

Do you like to express yourself through art? Are you interested in creating unique decor for your room? In this hands-on class you will work on creative crafts to wear and display. From paper mache and decoupage to photography, drawing and painting, you’ll have fun creating works of art that express your unique style.

Calling all dancers from beginning to advanced! Come learn dance fundamentals while developing technique, flexibility, and musicality. This class will explore Jazz, Musical Theater, and Contemporary styles along with exposure to various other styles. As the weeks progress we’ll start exploring group choreography as well! No prior experience with dance is needed.

Are you ready for some event planning fun? In this hands-on class, you will plan and throw three amazing parties. Learn everything from invitation etiquette to budget to menu planning and decorating strategies. Each week we will create a guest list, choose a theme and decor, plan a menu, prepare the party food, and learn how to pull off those special touches that make your friends glad they could attend your celebration!

Note:  While we can nearly always place students in their first choice classes, we cannot guarantee the order of the classes (which class will be first and which class will be second) in the morning or afternoon sessions.

We offer after-school care for Camp Troubie from June 10-July 5, 2019.  Hours: 3:30-5:00 pm. Please look at our online Registration for more details.