What are you doing this summer?

How will you answer this question? If you attend one (or more!) of Regina Dominican’s exciting and informative summer camps, you will be able to say you are going to make the most of your summer! Imagine programming your own app, solving a crime, journeying through a forest canopy, writing your own short story, or creating music through improvisation. You decide your summer. Make it an unforgettable summer at Regina Dominican.

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Programs Descriptions

Have you ever wanted to write from a narwhal’s point of view? Or, describe that perfect game you won? Then come join us for a week of story creation. This camp will provide a fun and creative environment where you can let your ideas fly! Set all those story ideas on paper with Regina Dominican faculty and students leading a variety of creative writing projects.

Grade: 5th-6th and 7th-8th (Two Cohorts)

Early Bird: $185 /Regular Price: $200

7/16-7/19  M-TH 12:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Stay the Day! Pair this camp with STEM/Math.

Explore the science behind a criminal investigation. Students will increase and strengthen their laboratory skills by analyzing the evidence: blood spatter, handwriting, hair and fibers, fingerprints and more. All activities are hands-on in the lab!

Grade: 6th-9th

Early Bird: $135 /Regular Price: $150

7/9-7/12  M-TH 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Stay the Day! Pair this camp with a volleyball (9th-grade students) or tennis camp.

This Regina Dominican fine arts camp allows you to truly explore all aspects of fine arts with individualized attention. The camp is composed of four concentrations:

Expression through Music– Students will explore their spontaneous expressiveness through rhythm. They will explore emotions, stories and even pictures through improvisation or rhythm instruments culminating in sharing their creation with others in the class.

Making Memories– Students will explore their artistic voice through dance technique and choreography. Working collaboratively with others, students will creatively and expressively generate choreography based on their favorite memories. At the end of the week, students will have choreographed their own dance based on their exploration.

The Art of Visual Journaling– Students will explore their artistic voice through daily themes as well as various media and techniques. They will examine their relationships with nature and our concept of beauty through painting, drawing, collage and mixed media. Students will have an opportunity to compile these with written components to create a journal which will be shown at the end of the workshop during the portfolio session.

The Actor’s Voice– Students will explore the use of their voice in acting. They will talk about support and breathing, diction, tone, pitch, accents and dialects. Students will take the skills used in this class to perform a short radio play at the end of the week, showcasing the vocal techniques they cultivated.

Grade: 5th-6th and 7th-8th (Two Cohorts)

Early Bird: $275 /Regular Price: $300

6/25-6/28  M-TH 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Stay the Day! Pair this camp with a soccer or softball camp.

Got an idea for an app? Learn how to make it happen at the Regina Dominican Coding Camp! In this camp, you’ll learn the basics of coding to help transform your idea into an app, using the same programming language that app store programmers use. The camp will get you started in programming, and you’ll get a behind the scenes look at actual apps in the app store. No experience required!

Grade: 6th-12th

Early Bird: $185 /Regular Price: $200

6/18-6/21  M-TH 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Stay the Day! Pair this camp with a softball camp.

This course is designed to help students examine healthy lifestyles, select goals and make plans to achieve and maintain optimal physical, mental, emotional and social health. Working closely with the student services department, lesson plans will guide the student to an understanding of the lifelong process of physical, intellectual, emotion and social growth. Human sexuality, with an emphasis on sexual abstinence until marriage, is explored. Cyber research, films, projects and class activities are used to foster student understanding. This course is a state requirement for graduation. iPads are required for this course.

Grade: 10th

Price: $550

6/18-7/19  M-TH 8 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

This required course integrates refinement of electronic research strategies, instruction in speech composition, development of effective Power Point programs and training in speech delivery. Successful completion of this course empowers the student to apply what she has learned to presentations that she will give throughout her academic and professional career. iPads are required for this course.

Grade: 9th-12th

Price: $550

6/18-7/19  M-TH 8 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Participants will complete hands-on activities within the STEM field: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Topics will include math/science boot camp, coding apps, and engineering projects. A demonstration of 3D printing will be included.

Grade: 6th-8th

Early Bird: $235 /Regular Price: $250

7/16-7/19  M-TH 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Stay the Day! Pair this camp with Creative Writing.

Students will develop academic strategies needed for successful completion of high school coursework, particularly in English. Instruction will emphasize motivation, responsibility, goal-setting, organization, time management, textbook annotation, test-taking skills, note taking and reading actively. A review of grammar and basic composition skills will also be emphasized. Various technologies will be utilized to enhance learning. Instruction will include assistance with the English department required summer reading. This is a .25 credit course and does not replace Literary Genres. iPads are required for this course.

Grade: 9th

Price: $400

6/18-7/19  M-TH 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

This course is designed to provide assistance for students who need further preparation in math prior to freshman year. Students will review arithmetic topics including fractions, decimals and other pre-algebra topics. Study skills for math success will be taught. This is a .25 credit course and does not replace Algebra I. iPads are required for this course.

Grade: 9th

Price: $400

Session I: 6/18-7/19  M-TH 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. (Reserved for students who are also taking Transition to High School English)

Session II: 6/18-7/19  M-TH 10:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m.

Need some excitement in your life? Want to develop your confidence and ability to take risks? This workshop is for you. This course involves taking an exhilarating two to three-hour journey through the forest canopy. Tackle dangling obstacles, explore trees from a new perspective and fly around on multiple zip lines from exciting heights. Guaranteed to deliver laughter, smiles and a sense of accomplishment, the purpose of the course is to develop your self-confidence and team-building skills. Lunch and transportation included. Team-building instruction is lead by Dr. Liang, Leadership Institute Director. RISE credit is given for the workshop.

There are height and weight restrictions, please contact us for more information. No refund available, if you cancel.

Grade: 9th-12th

Price: $125

7/26  T 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Important Information

Grade level refers to grade in the fall of 2018.

All camps are co-ed unless otherwise indicated.

Programs will not be held on July 4.

Early Bird pricing will close February 8.

Regular pricing will begin February 9.

Academic Credit Program Information


Summer school classes move at an accelerated pace. Regular attendance is important for success in class. One day of absence is equivalent to a week of absence during the regular school year. A student missing more than one class day will be dropped from the class and no course refund will be issued. Please plan vacations and other outside activities accordingly. Accumulated tardies of three hours will count as one day of absence.

Reporting Absences

An absence must be reported by a parent or guardian by 9 a.m. Please direct your call to Kelly Block at 847-256-7660 ext. 263. When returning to school, the student must present a signed note from the parent or guardian explaining the absence to the teacher.


On the first day of class, each teacher will inform students of necessary books and supplies that are needed for class. Some books will be available for purchase through the school.

For More Information

Contact Kelly Block at kblock@rdhs.org