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When the school year ends at Assumption School in O’Fallon, summer vacation and summer camps begin! A variety of two-day and weeklong adventures await those who are pre-registered for these fun and educational experiences during the months of June and July.

Taught by certified teachers, these unique camps cost a nominal fee, and offer children ages 6-14 the opportunity to discover something exciting and new! Morning and afternoon camp sessions are being held on the campus of Assumption School, located at 203 West Third Street, and include:

 Cheer Camp: 8-11 a.m., June 6-10
With St. Dominic High School cheerleaders as mentors, this high-energy cheer clinic headed by Mrs. Stacy Chassaniol offers coaching on cheer jumps, cheers, and chants. Cheerleaders in grades first through eighth also learn a dance routine and so much more during the two-day camp.

 CSI Camp: 12-3 p.m., June 6-10
Modeled after the game CLUE, campers will be invited to attend a murder mystery party
during this two-day camp. The party-goers in grades fifth through eighth will need to find clues to figure out who did it, with what, and where. Along the way, campers will learn the basics of forensic science and crime scene investigation with Mrs. Stacy Chassaniol.

 Server Camp: 4-6 p.m., June 7-8 Led by Msgr. William McCumber of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, this two-day camp for young Catholics in fourth through eighth grades includes fun hands-on activities and games geared towards assisting campers with learning the ins and outs of serving during Mass and the history behind it. In addition, campers and their parents will enjoy a BBQ on the last day of camp. Cost of Server Camp is $5; pre-registration required. To register your child, contact Assumption School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday-Friday, at 636-240-4474 or email Ann Marie Quann, Director of Religious Education, at aquan@abvmtech.org.

 Vacation Bible School (VBS): 9 a.m.-12 p.m., June 13-17 Parishioners and children in pre-K through fifth grade who are from the area are invited to experience community and faith at this exciting, fun-packed, half-day camp that explores God’s word through music, crafts and activities. The cost of this monumental-themed adventure is $60 and includes a T-shirt and memories of a lifetime. Adults, middle and high school students seeking to volunteer throughout the event are always welcome to assist. There will be an adult training session from 5-7:30 p.m., Monday, June 5. Registration for VBS is available! To volunteer or to pre-register your child for VBS, contact Assumption School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday-Friday, at 636-240-4474 or email Ann Marie Quann, Director of Religious Education, at aquan@abvmtech.org.

 Art Mediums Camp: 8-11 a.m., June 20-24 Experience art-making by experimenting with a variety of mediums including, paint, charcoal, water color, clay, beads, paper crafts, and more! Artists in grades first through fourth will be guided by Mr. Jonathan Gonzalez in proper use of the medium through structured and independent projects.

 PE Camp: 8-11 a.m., June 27-July 1
Enjoy your favorite PE games at the 9th annual Assumption PE Camp! Campers in first through eighth grade participate in age-appropriate team sports, while focusing on individual skills and games, team building activities, lots of movement, friends, FUN, and the newly added Water Activity Day (weather permitting). Camp is run by Ms. Teresa Carter and Mr. Jonathan Gonzalez and will definitely be a highlight of your summer!

 Mazes, Games and Coding Camp: 8-11 a.m., July 11-15
Have you ever wondered how your computer works? This techy camp explores computer coding with Mrs. Teresa Bowman. Children in first through fourth grades will explore coding concepts through games, mazes, and using an interactive coding mouse. After mastering those skills, participants use a program called Scratch and Kodable to create activities with the coding skills they learned.

 Archery Camp: 12-3 p.m., July 11-15 Participants learn about archery equipment and care, range safety, and the fundamental skills of archery, including shooting technique, and scoring with Mr. Jonathan Gonzalez. After learning the ins and outs of your bow and arrow, archers will participate in a variety of archery games.

For more information about Assumption School summer camps, call the school at 636-240-4474.