Summer Programs

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John Paul is hosting a number of summer sports and enrichment camps during June and July.

Depending on interest, some camps may be cancelled. For the most up-to-date list of camp offerings, please email camps@jpthegreat.org.

For all questions, please email camps@jpthegreat.org or call 703.445.0300.

June 19 – 23, 2017

  • Boys Basketball with Coach Hunt:  The Boys Basketball Camp will involve basic basketball instruction to start and slowly advance the training as the week progresses depending on the skill level.  Basic skill development drills include: defense, dribbling, shooting and rebounding. Advanced skill development includes combination dribble moves, crafty finishing moves, and defensive concepts. Campers will be divided into teams and will compete for rankings in drills and full court games.  Best and most improved campers will be recognized at the end of the week. Open to rising 6-9th graders.

June 26 – 30, 2017

  • Creative Writing with Miss Anderson: The focus of the workshop will be to help students learn how to effectively use parts of speech (nouns, adjectives, verbs, etc…) to convey a story in a meaningful way.  Students will practice being in tune with their senses, writing vibrant descriptions, breaking through writer’s block, creating characters and storylines, as well as discover many other aspects of the creative writing world which contribute to writing fictional stories.  Extra activities will include creative writing games, some of which will involve the music/art/film clips, nature walks, outdoor games, and more.  Open to rising 6-9th graders.
  • Football with Coach Sarchet: The John Paul coaching staff will offer a non-contact instructional camp for students rising into grades 6 – 9. Attendees will be instructed in all areas of football, but stressing the fundamentals of the game.  Focus areas include position specific fundamentals of blocking, tackling, running, and catching. Blocking and tackling are conducted in a non-contact fashion with blocking shields used in lieu of human contact.

July 10 – 14, 2017

  • Inspector Gadget Engineering with Time For Stem: Have you ever wondered how investigations work? We will dive into the world of the “Inspector Gadget” to learn how you can use robots, computers, encryption, decryption, and analysis to find answers. Investigators camp is more than just a dusting for fingerprints you will use a variety of already accessible gadgets to learn the art of analysis. Students will not only use a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robot to gather data, but also to see it transform into a system that can talk to other remote devices such as an app, or even a television. There are circuits that can link to other devices to make things happen!! There will be a little bit of programming both in LabView and with Python, but don’t worry there are pre-built applications so programming won’t slow you down! This camp is best suited for kids from 11+ (or grades 5th – 9th). There will be some beginner Python programming, and all kids will have their own Raspberry pi device to take home after the camp is finished.
  • Internet of Things Engineering with Time For Stem: All about communicating with your home … students spend one week learning how to turn a Raspberry Pi into a home automation system. We may eat some raspberry pi too! Students will work with the light weight sensor protocol called MQTT to learn how to control devices in your home, such as a light, a toaster, or even your fridge. Students will use beginner python code along with a wifi network to learn how the sensors communicate with each other. It is the basis for the Internet of Things and communications through engineering. This camp is best suited for kids from 11+ (or grades 5th- 9th). There will be some beginner Python programming, and all kids will have their own Raspberry pi device to take home after the camp is finished.

July 24 – 28, 2017

  • 3v3 Soccer Tournament:  July 22 with Coach Beacher and Coach Malebranche. Boys and girls, rising 6th through 9th grade are invited to participate in the JP 3v3 Soccer Summer Tournament!  This is a great opportunity for soccer players of all levels to come sharpen their skills in a competitive environment before the fall season begins.  Create your own team of 3-6 players. Teams may be all girls, all boys, or co-ed (co-ed will play in the boys bracket).  The team’s age division will be determined by the oldest player on the team. Each team is guaranteed at least three 20 minute games.  Games will be played on small-sided fields with Pugg goals and no goalie.
  • Girls Basketball with Coach Grandberry:  The JP Girls Basketball coaching staff will host a basketball camp for rising 5th – 12th This five-day camp will provide instruction on the fundamentals of basketball and include on-court drills, video instruction, daily progress updates to campers, competitive games and team and individual awards.

July 31 – August 3, 2017

  • Girls Field Hockey with Coach Herold: Led by two NCAA All-American Division 1 collegiate coaches, this camp will focus on hockey instruction, strategy, skill development and teamwork for girls ages 12 to 18.  Through this intensive four-day, five-hour day camp, expect your athlete’s skills to soar in a fun, learning environment.  Whether a beginner or an expert, prepare to elevate your game with us, as you strive for greatness!