Vacation club is a summer camp for school age children offering fun filled age appropriate activities.
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 field trips.
Week #1 (June 20 – June 24)
“Takin’ it to the Beach” This week, campers will celebrate everyone’s favorite summer activity — going to the beach!
Additional activities will include picnics, scavenger hunts, volleyball, shell projects, sea-life exploration, and more!
Week #2 (June 27 – July 1)
“Aloha Summer” Join us as we heat things up, Hawaiian-style! Campers will sail away into activity after activity to embrace the tropical theme. Pineapple relays, hula dancing, limbo contests and more. Don’t miss out when we get a visit from professional Polynesian Dancers and put on a spectacular show for us!
Week #3 (July 4 – July 8)
“Farm to Table” Come experience the true meaning of “Farm to Table”. This will be an exciting week of farm themed activities including growing our own vegetables, games, crafts, creating snacks and more. Learn about farm animals first-hand on our field trip to Fulper Farm, campers will get a tour of the farm’s maternity barn, milking parlor, calf barn and have a chance to make their own ice cream! Campers will love the up close and cuddle time with their baby calves, while seeing how the real 5th generation dairy farm works! Life on the farm has never been this much fun!
Week #4 (July 11 – July 15)
“Wild, Wild West” It is Western Week so strap on your boots, dust off your cowboy hat and saddle up wearing the best of the Wild, Wild West! Cowboys, Ranches, Horses, Cows, Trails, and good old ‘Grub’ is what we think of when planning a ‘Wild West’ Theme! Make sure you sign up for the field trip when we visit Wild West City!
Week #5 (July 18 – July 22)
“Holiday Hullabaloo” We love holidays, why not celebrate them twice? Campers will enjoy everything from an Easter
Egg Hunt to Trick-or-Treating to a Thanksgiving dinner! We can’t wait for this week of holiday hoopla! Join us on our trip to Fun Plex to celebrate this week full of holidays with some FUN!
Week #6 (July 25 – July 29)
“Let’s ROCK and Roll” Campers will see the rocks under their feet in a whole new light when they engage in this week’s activities that focus on geology. They will be engaged with activities that are fun and educational such as, searching for “gold” to spotlight the gold rush, breaking open geodes, hunting for polished rocks and even have the chance to make their own rocks! Join us when we take a trip to The Sterling Mining Museum where campers will have even more fun with rock discovery.
Week #7 (August 1 – August 5)
“Space Invaders” Campers will launch into a spectacular world of discovery about outer space. Explore the stars, our sun, galaxies and beyond. Whether it’s making our own spaceships or finding out what our weight is on another planet, you’re not going to want to miss out! Make sure to sign up for our trip this week where the planetarium comes to us!
Week #8 (August 8 – August 12)
“World Travelers” Pack your bags and grab your passports! We’re off on new adventures learning about different cultures and countries through games, music, foods and crafts. Each day will highlight a new culture including Italy, Mexico, and Australia. Make sure you join us as we explore Japan when we take a field trip to Makoto Japanese Hibachi Restaurant.
Week #9 (August 15 – August 19)
“Art Extravaganza” Let your creative side soar this week and think “outside the box” with fun and outrageous art projects. From wearable art like tie-dye, to more traditional art forms such as painting and watercolor, campers will be immersed in art projects that reflect their own creative talents. A professional Caricaturist will give us a visit this week and each camper who signed up for this trip will go home with their very own 9×12 self-portraits! You don’t want to miss out! Our young artists will be introduced to different styles of art and famous artists. Make sure you check out our mini art gallery at the end of this week that will be located in the gym for friends and families to enjoy!
Week #10 (August 22 – August 26)
“Reactions in Action” Junior Mad Scientists dive into the realms of the Chemical and Physical world in this crazy week of non-stop action – and Reaction! Campers will perform spectacular hands on experiments that are sure to capture their attention and make them say WOW! A visit from “Mad Science” will wrap up this week, don’t miss out!
Week #11 (August 29 – September 2)
“Water Wipe-out” Summer just wouldn’t be complete without our most traditional and ever so popular weekly theme – Water Wipe-out! So, add some extra sunscreen, gather the squirters, fill the water balloons and crank up the swimming pools because this week promises to be packed with wet and wild FUN. You will feel the excitement all the way from your head to your wrinkled toes.
Field Trips Prices
Week 1 – No trip (Beach trips)
Week 2 – Wednesday, 6/29 – Hawaiian Entertainment – Trip on premises ———- $15
Week 3 – Thursday, 7/7 – Fulper Family Farm – Lambertville, NJ ———- $27
Week 4 – Wednesday, 7/13 – Wild West City – Stanhope, NJ ———- $31
Week 5 – Wednesday, 7/20 – Fun Plex – Mount Laurel, NJ ———- $31
Week 6 – Wednesday, 7/27 – Sterling Hill Mining Museum – Ogdensburg, NJ —– $28
Week 7 – Wednesday, 8/3 – Sky dome Planetarium – Trip on premises ———- $14
Week 8 – Wednesday, 8/10 – Makoto Japanese Restaurant – Manahawkin, NJ —- $19
Week 9 – Wednesday, 8/17 – Party Caricatures – Trip on premises ———- $8
Week 10 – Wednesday 8/24 – Mad Science – Trip on premises ———- $7
Week 11 – No Trip
Dates of Program
June 20 through September 1, 2016 Ages: 5 to 13 (must have completed Kindergarten)
Registration & Orientation
Saturday, May 7th at 8:00 AM
Registration thereafter according to availability!
All information must be provided at the time of registration. 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.
• 5 and 6 year old children must have proof of their grade level. Please bring in most recent report card.
• 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.
There is an annual $40 Registration Fee. There are no refunds.
Full Day – Monday-Friday: 9 AM – 4 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 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.
For information about childcare services contact Katie Opauski at ext. 114. For information on subsidized slots for all programs are available on a first-come first-serve basis. For more information on subsidized slots contact Amy Marks at (609) 494-8861.