Cruisin' with Camp Crusader 2018

Cruisin' with Camp Crusader welcomes PK3 - 5th grade students to summer camp. We also offer limited options for 6th - 8th grade students. Both Holy Comforter and non-Holy Comforter students are welcome. All registration is being conducted online (see the registration link in the sidebar). Registration for HCES families begins Wednesday, February 21st, and registration for non-HCES families begins Sunday, March 4th. If you have questions, please contact our Summer Camp Directors, Michele Proctor and Ryan Snowden, at

Children must be 3 by September 1st and be fully potty-trained in order to attend camp. We know young children have accidents occasionally, but cotton underwear must be worn while at camp instead of pull-ups or diapers.  

Camp Crusader Day Camp

Each week Camp Crusader will have a theme to provide a unique experience for our rising K-5th grade campers. Please see below for more information about our weekly themes.

Camp Crusader Weekly Themes (PK3-5th grade)

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  • Week 1 (June 4-8): "Island Getaway"

    Island Getaway - Aloha and welcome to HCES’ own tropical paradise. This week we will learn all about the beach and sea life, enjoy a luau and make a big splash!
  • Week 1 (June 4-7): "Creative Writing Half-Day Camp" with HCES Teacher Susan Koehler (5th-8th Grade)

    Our creative writing camp is designed for students in grades 5-8 who have a passion for writing. Each day, young authors will review and practice writing craft skills, learn to “think like a writer," and will work on developing characters, settings, and plots in original fictional narratives. On our final day, we will have a Young Authors Conference with local authors so that students can receive substantive feedback on their work. This class is taught by Susan Koehler, a published author and a member of the Holy Comforter Episcopal School faculty.
    This is a half-day camp, Monday - Thursday from 8:30am - 11:30am.
  • Week 2 (June 11-15): "Say Yes to the Mess"

    Say Yes to the Mess - a hodgepodge of activities and mediums that include crayons, pottery, cloth, clay, duct tape… the sky's the limit. We will enjoy using a variety of artistic methods to create our own unique art inspired projects!
  • Week 3 (June 18-22): "EATZ"

    EATZ - Do you love Good Eats, Cupcake Wars, or Iron Chef? This week we will blissfully bake, cheerfully chop, playfully pour and, wistfully whip our way through a combination of ingredients to delight even the most discriminating palate.
  • Week 4 (June 25-29): "Ultimate Team Building Experience"

    Ultimate Team Building Experience - STEAM activities will abound this week as we use a variety of materials to complete different challenges. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math skills will be brought to life as we plan, build, experiment and execute our activities.
  • Week 5 (July 2,3,5,6): "All American Heroes"

    Camp Crusader will be closed Wednesday, July 4th

    All American Heroes - From everything red, white and blue to celebrating with superheroes. This week we will celebrate our country as we all become superheroes of the USA!
  • Week 6 (July 9-13): "Treasure Island"

    Treasure Island - Arrr Mateys! Join us on a pirate adventure as we decode pirate’s maps, go on a scavenger hunt for buried treasure, and design pirate costumes, complete with hats, spy glasses, eye patches and parrots!
  • Week 7 (July 16-20): "Go Green!"

    Go Green! This week we will focus on using recycled materials to make some fabulous creations, brainstorm ways that we can help keep the Earth green and engage in fun activities that promote wellness and health. This eco-friendly week is sure to be a fun way to teach sustainability and using our resources wisely!
  • Week 8 (July 23-27): "Endless Summer"

    Week 8: Endless Summer - If only summer would never end! Say goodbye to summer and hello to the school year as we wrap up summer camp with some of our favorite activities! We will culminate the week with a summer camp cookout!

Camp Crusader Half Day Camps

Holy Comforter is hosting Sports Clinics.  These camps are for rising 3rd through 8th grade students. Each clinic is $100.00 per week. Afternoon Care is available for 3rd-5th grade students. 

Pick up time is within 10 minutes of the clinic ending at 11:30am.

Camp Crusader FAQs

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  • Is Camp Crusader just for Holy Comforter students?

    No, all children are welcome to join us at Camp Crusader for a wonderful summer!
  • What does my child need to bring to camp?

    • Kindergarteners (and PK3/PK4 Campers staying until 3:00pm or 6:00pm) must bring a mat for nap/rest time labeled with name.  Please send standard school size mats (no sleeping bags). Campers may also bring a beach towel or small blanket (no full size blankets), a small stuffed animal, if your child will be more comfortable at rest time.
    • PK3/PK4 & Kindergarteners must also bring a complete change of clothes in a zip-lock bag labeled with their name. (Bring on the 1st day of camp.) These items will remain in their backpacks.
    • A labeled water bottle, sunscreen and hats are highly recommended as the children will be outside each day. 
    • A lunch (no lunch for half day campers)
    • Please discuss any and all medication(s) with one of the Camp Directors, Michele Proctor or Ryan Snowden . There is a special form that will need completion if your child carries an inhaler. 
  • What should my child NOT bring?

    Please do not allow your child to bring any toys, games, electronic devices, phones, etc.  These items are not allowed at camp, as they could be lost or broken. We will have everything they need. 
  • What should my child wear?

    Campers should wear regular summer clothes. T-shirts, shorts, and tennis shoes are recommended. Keep in mind that all campers will play on our mulch playgrounds and in the sports field each day, sandals and flip flops are not recommended. Please make sure to label all towels, water bottles, sunscreen and swimsuits.
  • Does my child need to wear or bring anything special for any of the weeks?

    Please view the descriptions for the half-day specialty camps for information about what to wear or bring.
    Hats and sunscreen are highly recommended.

    Please also send a water bottle labeled with name.
  • Where does my child go on the first day of camp?

    The “home base” for Summer Camp is Building 8 (the PK & Kindergarten Building during the regular school year). For drop-off and pick-up, please use the paved road (to your immediate right after you enter campus) that goes along the playgrounds and leads to the back of campus. Proceed down the paved road to the white awning, which will bring you to the Summer Camp Office. All campers must enter & exit via the Summer Camp Office. You may either drop-off your child at the white awning (7:30am—8:30am) or park and walk him/her inside. Camp starts at 8:30am, you may drop off as early as 8:10am without being charged the AM Extended Charge. The Half Day Specialty Camps will follow the same procedure.
    A camp counselor will only be stationed at the end of the white awning during drop-off hours (7:30 -8:30AM) and pick-up hours (3:00 – 6:00 PM) to check in/out campers. If the camp counselor is not at the awning, please escort your child inside.  Once inside, your child will be escorted to his/her appropriate group. Children are divided into the following groups: rising PK3 & PK4; rising Kindergarten; rising 1st grade; rising 2nd grade; rising 3rd grade; rising 4th & 5th grade. Rising PK3 children must be 3 by September 1, 2018 and potty trained.
  • Is lunch provided for my camper?

    All campers need to bring a lunch & drink (no soda; water is preferred) everyday. PK and Kindergarten children should place their lunches on the designated lunch cart in the classroom. Mid-morning snacks will be provided to all campers and a 3:15pm snack will be given to those who stay for extended PM care. If your child has any food allergies, please list them on the Medical Form and please provide a snack from home.

Contact Us

Michele Proctor and Ryan Snowden, Summer Camp Directors
Camp Office: 205-3743 (7:30am-6:00pm, beginning June 1, 2018)
Call 383-1007, before June 1


Rising PK3 & PK4 Camp Crusader Fees
PK3 & PK4 Camp Crusader (8:30am-11:30am): $120.00/week
AM Extended Day (7:30-7:50am): $10.00/week
PM Extended Day (11:30am-3:00pm): $25.00/week
PM Extended Day (11:30am-6:00pm): $50.00/week

Rising Kindergarten - 5th Grade Camp Crusader Fees
Camp Crusader (8:30am-3:00pm) $150.00/week
AM Extended Day (7:30-7:50am): $10.00/week
PM Extended Day (3:00-6:00pm): $25.00/week

Rising 3rd - 8th Grade Sports Clinic Fees
Rising 3rd-8th Grade (8:30-11:30am) $100.00/week
AM Extended Day* (7:30-7:50am): $10.00/week
PM Extended Day* (11:30am-3:00pm): $25.00/week
PM Extended Day* (11:30am-6:00pm): $50.00/week
*Rising 3rd-5th Grade ONLY

Rising 5th - 8th Grade Creative Writing Camp Fees
Monday-Thursday (No Writing Camp on Friday)
Rising 5th-8th Grade (8:30-11:30am) $100.00/week
AM Extended Day* (7:30-7:50am): $10.00/week
PM Extended Day* (11:30am-3:00pm) $25.00/week
PM Extended Day* (11:30am-6:00pm) $50.00/week
*Rising 5th Grade ONLY

A non-refundable $25 deposit per child, per week of camp is included in your balance. This non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. Camp weeks must be paid in full by May 31, 2018.
Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Cancellations more than 14 days in advance will receive a full refund minus the deposit. Cancellations less than 14 days will receive a 50% refund minus the deposit. No refunds will be given for week-of cancellations.

General Information

Drop-off and Pick up
Drop-off and pick-up are located at the back of the school. Please use the paved road (to your immediate right after you enter campus) that goes along the playgrounds and leads to the back of campus. Proceed down the paved road to the white awning, which will bring you to the Summer Camp Office.
All campers must enter & exit via the Summer Camp Office. You may either drop-off your child at the white awning or park and walk him/her inside. All camps begin promptly at 8:30am. Students may be dropped off between 7:50-8:30am. Any student dropped off between 7:30-7:50am will be charged for Morning Extended day care ($10/week or $2/day). If you arrive after 8:30am and a counselor is not at the awning, you will need to walk your child into the Summer Camp Office.
Pick Up Procedure:
Your child’s safety is our top priority. Therefore, all families are required to complete the “Pick-up Authorization.” At pick-up, a counselor will check the driver’s ID to ensure he/she is authorized to pick-up your child. Please note that only the individuals listed on the authorization form will be allowed to pick-up your child. In order to add an individual to the list, a request must be submitted in writing to the Camp Director.
If you are picking-up your child at 11:30am (half-day option for PK3/PK4 and Specialty Classes), please come into the Summer Camp Office to checkout your child. 
Counselors will not be able to fasten or unfasten car seats. Once your child has been loaded into your car, please pull forward to fasten their car seats.
Discipline policy
We follow the disciplinary policies and procedures listed in the Lower School Handbook found on the Holy Comforter website.
Click here to view the Lower School handbook. You can find the handbooks at the bottom right side of the screen.
Required Forms: Medical Form, General Release and Authorized Pick Up. All three forms must be on file before your child attends camp. All forms can be completed during online registration.
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