Cruisin' with Camp Crusader 2017

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 Tuesday, February 28th, and registration for non-HCES families begins Wednesday, March 8th. If you have questions, please contact our Summer Camp Director, Bertie Culbreath, at

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 (K-5th grade)

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Camp Crusader Preschool Camp

Camp Crusader Preschool Camp is designed specifically for rising PK3 and PK4 children and is led by Michele Proctor (Director of Preschool at HCES). 

This camp is open to children entering PK3 & PK4. 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 should be worn while at camp instead of pull-ups or diapers.  

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  • Week 1 (June 5-9): "Ocean Commotion"

    Join us on an underwater adventure as we explore the sea and many different animals that live in the sea!  We will have fun reading lots of stories, singing songs and making fun sea life crafts!
  • Week 2 (June 12-16): "Yummy in My Tummy!"

    Roll up your sleeves and get ready to slice and dice at camp this week!  During this hands-on camp we will be preparing and sampling kid friendly recipes using fresh and healthy foods with a few sweet treats thrown in as well!
  • Week 3 (June 19-23): "Eric Carle Adventure"

    We will spend the week exploring many of Eric Carle’s wonderful stories.  This week will be filled with fun arts and crafts activities utilizing a wide variety of different art mediums.
  • Week 4 (June 26-30): "Ooey, Gooey, Sticky Fun!"

    This week will be filled with messy fun!  We will use a variety of ingredients to make our own creative concoctions such as Gak, Moon Sand, Cloud Dough as well as and many more!
  • Week 5 (July 5-7): "Red, White and Blue"

    Camp Crusader will be closed on Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th.
  • Week 6 (July 10-14): "Read It, Make It!"

    Here’s a week of recipes that are sure to please! We will explore many fun stories and then the children will cook up recipes that go along with each story.  They will try new foods and get creative in the kitchen. Recipes will be sent home so they can be tried all over again.
  • Week 7 (July 17-21): "Under the Big Top"

    Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!  We will have an adventure under the big top as we create our own circus animals, clown hats, cotton candy and snow cones.  It is sure to be the Greatest Show on Earth!
  • Week 8 (July 24-28): "Bugs"

    Lets get Buggy!  This week will be an exploration into a variety of insects and bugs as we learn about these fascinating critters.  We will have fun reading lots of greats stories, singing songs and making our own creepy, crawly critters!

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 and After Care for 3rd-5th graders are now full. 

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.
    • Water Day- if a Water Day is scheduled for a certain week, it will be announced on Mondays of that week, with a note sent home with their child. PK3/PK4 will only have Water Day during Weeks 5 and 8.
    • 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 the Camp Director, Bertie Culbreath. 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, 2015 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

Bertie Culbreath, Summer Camp Director
Camp Office: 205-3743 (7:30am-6:00pm, beginning June 1, 2017)
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)- FULL
PM Extended Day* (11:30am-6:00pm)- FULL
*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

Registration information:
A non-refundable $25 deposit will be applied to your balance and must be paid for each camp for which you are registered. This non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. Camp weeks must be paid in full by May 31, 2017.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
The $25.00 registration deposit is non-refundable. 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.  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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