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Summer Camp 2022 General Information

Camp Crusader 2022 will run for 8 weeks beginning June 6th through July 29 for PK3 - 5th grade. Athletic options and specialty clinics are available - see below for more information! 

We are very excited to welcome, Hannah DeMarra who will lead our Camp Crusader program. Hannah previously served as the Children's Director at Celebration Baptist Church for several years where she planned and led worship services and facilitated the children's ministry BLAST program and Upward Basketball and Cheer. She also served their preschool and afterschool program during her time at Celebration. Hannah enjoys using creativity in her work and loves to integrate fun into learning for children. She loves being outdoors and doing DIY projects in her free time. 

Welcome to Camp Crusader!

Our Summer Camp program carries on the mission of the school day in a more relaxed atmosphere. “Kids can be kids” and experience joy, playfulness and growth in a safe environment.

Our summer day camp for children in the community in PK3 – 8th grade. Each week campers experience a new theme and various interests to provide a unique, high quality experience. The themes include a wide range of activities. In addition to the daily themed activity, children also enjoy arts and crafts, outdoor games, playground time, cooking, and much more.

Scroll to see our many camp options including a traditional full day camp for PK3 - 5th grade and specialty camps taught by HCES teachers.
"This will be my son's fifth summer at Camp Crusader. I love the flexibility of scheduling camp by the week and the full-day option is perfect for working parents during the summer. My son really enjoys the different themes and options each week and has tons of fun learning new things and meeting new kids!"

Where kids can be kids...

Camp Crusader at Holy Comforter Episcopal School is once again offering a positive, safe, fun environment for your kids to experience some amazing programs and make some awesome memories! Camp Crusader is staffed with Role Models who are excited to bring you activities like capture the flag, arts & crafts, kickball, ping pong, team building, and many more.

Camp Crusader Day Camp (PK3 - 5th Grade)

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  • Ohana Camp Crusader 2022

    Come join us for an endless summer at Camp Crusader, open to rising PK3 - 5th graders from June 6 - July 29! Children will enjoy games, sports, crafts, enrichment classes, bouncy houses, and more! 2nd - 5th grade will enjoy a weekly field trip to places around Tallahassee. A nutritious lunch is included in the cost and will be made fresh daily by Chef Dan with our FLIK Dining Program. 

    Our PK3 and PK4 camp is ONLY open to current HCES students.

    You may sign up weekly or for the whole summer. The link to register is listed below!

Camp Crusader Athletic Camps (1st - 5th Grade)

Holy Comforter is hosting Sports Clinics. These camps are for rising 1st - 5th grade students (be sure to look at the age ranges next to each week). All camps run from 8:00am - 11:30am and there is a lunch and afternoon add-on option. You may drop-off as early as 7:30am.

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Camp Crusader Athletic Camps (6th - 8th Grade)

Holy Comforter is hosting Middle School Sports Clinics. These camps are for rising 6th - 8th grade students. All camps run from 8:00am - 11:30am, you may drop-off as early as 7:30am.

Camp Crusader Fees

Camp Crusader Day Camp Fees & Times
$205/week     7:30am - 4:00pm  (lunch provided)
$25/week       4:00pm - 6:00pm

Preschool Camp Fees & Times
$175/week     7:30am - 12:00pm   
$55/week       12:00pm - 4:00pm (lunch provided)
$25/week       4:00pm - 6:00pm
Specialty Camps and Sports Clinic Fees & Times
$205/week     7:30am - 11:30pm   
$55/week       11:30pm - 4:00pm (lunch provided)
$25/week       4:00pm - 6:00pm

Camp Crusader Specialty Camps (K - 8th Grade)

Holy Comforter Episcopal School offers a wide range of positive, fun, and active summer activities for kids to enjoy. Our teachers become our summer role models for our Specialty Camps.

This summer, students in K - 8th grade will enjoy hands-on, engaging half-day specialty camps taught by our own HCES teachers. (Be sure to look at the age ranges next to each week). All camps run from 8:00am - 11:30am and there is a lunch and afternoon add-on option. You may drop-off as early as 7:30am.

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  • Lego Mania (K - 2nd Grade) | June 6-10 and July 25-29 FULL

    Calling all Lego lovers!  Students will enjoy free play with Legos as well as playtime with Lego robots and Mrs. Wilckens! Students will also work on coding skills as they make their Lego robot move with the iPad! 
  • Summer Fun Arts Camp (1st-3rd grade) | July 11-15

    What do you think about when you think of summer? Tie Die? Icecream? Fireworks? Pink Lemonade? Nature? Kites? We will be making art based on summer fun with Mrs. Myrick!  
  • All about Weaving Arts Camp (3rd-6th grade) | July 5-8

    Create your own hanging wall art weaving by dying your own wool with kool-aid, creating your own homemade cardboard loom, and forging your own stick! We may also experiment with weaving friendship bracelets and dream catchers with Mrs. Myrick!
  • Art Camp (3rd - 5th Grade) | June 20 - 24

    Join Mrs. Carpenter for a week of “craftivities”! We will use recycled materials to create everyday items from ordinary materials such as cardboard, tissue paper, recycled glass and more. Each student will enjoy bringing home many usable creations!
  • Cheer Camp (K - 5th Grade) | June 13-17

    S-P-I-R-I-T, SPIRIT, let’s hear it!! Join us for a spirit-filled week of fun and cheer with Mrs. Cowart and Mrs. Hatchett!! We will have a blast while learning proper techniques for motions and jumps, learn cheers and chants, execute a few stunts, and even learn a short dance. We will be having fun all week long while helping you show your team spirit! There will even be a Pep Rally on Friday for friends and family to attend. Camp will be taught by a former FSU cheerleader/high school coach and a former UCA instructor and middle school cheer coach. 
  • Christmas in July (1st-3rd grade) | July 18-22

    Who doesn’t love Christmas?! Join Ms. Jewell for a week of Christmas games, crafts, and writing activities with a summer twist!
  • Creative Writing/Reader’s Theater Camp (2nd - 5th Grade) | July 18-22

    Come get your creative juices flowing at Mrs. Spicer's Creative Writing and Reader's Theater Camp. Your child will go through the writing process and come home with published writing pieces. Additionally, the second half of the camp will focus on reading fluency in a fun way by having your child step into a character's role that will culminate with a performance at the end of the week!
  • Crusaders in the Community (Rising 6th - 8th grade HCES students, only) | June 20-24 (7:30 - 11:30 AM)

    Join us for a hands-on, service-oriented camp geared specifically for middle school students.  We'll venture out to serve non-profit organizations throughout our community and gain insight into the impact these organizations have locally and beyond.  Components of leadership and teamwork will be entwined throughout the week.  The HCES bus will be used for all off-campus trips, and students will earn 15 service hours throughout the week. Lisa Butera and Lindsay Cheesborough will facilitate the camp.
  • Growing Gardeners (3rd - 6th Grade) | June 6-10 and June 13-17

    Enjoy working in the beautiful gardens around Holy Comforter. Our gardeners will take nature walks, work with plants and vegetables, and enjoy tending Mother Nature in all her summer glory!
  • June 13 – 17, 2022: MoLab at Holy Comforter | Hogwarts Academy for Grade 4-5

    Join MoLab for an exciting week exploring the art and science of a magical world. All wizards, squibs, and muggles enrolled in this summer session of Hogwarts Academy will participate in daily lessons to assist in the preparation of OWL Exams. Students will get hands-on with Herbology, Potions, Astronomy, Arithmancy, History of Magic, and the Care of Magical Creatures. Lessons in the Defense Against the Dark Arts will not be taught at this time.  
  • Mad Scientist Camp (4th - 6th Grade) | June 13th-17th

    Join Mrs. Wilckens for her mad scientist camp!  Students will learn about volcanoes, tectonic plates, earthquakes, chemical changes, and more. Students will enjoy learning about these fun and interesting concepts with a hands-on approach! 
  • MakerSpace/STEM Camp (2nd - 5th Grade) | June 6-10 and July 11-15

    Join Mrs. Knudsen for Camp Crusader's MakerSpace/STEM camp. Campers will dive into the design process and cultivate maker mindsets through engaging hands-on STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) and maker activities throughout the week. Projects include engineering challenges, coding with Scratch, exploring TinkerCAD 3D design, free builds and so much more!
  • MoLab at Holy Comforter | Wizard School for Grades 2-3 | June 27 – July 1, 2022

    Hey campers – it’s time to join MoLab and head to Diagon Alley and embark on a spellbinding journey exploring the world of magic. Using your math and science skills, you’ll learn to amaze friends and family with sleight of hand tricks, illusions, and potions – we’ll also study herbology and magical creatures.  
  • Movie Making! | June 6-10 (4th - 6th) and June 13-17 (3rd - 5th Grade)

    Lights, Camera, Action!!! Students along with Mrs. Perkins will learn the process of telling a visual story through the use of iMovie. They will plan their ideas using storyboards, shoot videos using iPads and edit and produce short videos in iMovie. We will end the week with a movie premiere party where students will share their blockbuster film.
  • Once Upon A Time (1st-3rd grade) | June 6-10

    Join Ms. Jewell for an imaginative and creative week digging deep into five different classic fairy tales. Each day we will focus on a different story by exploring funny variations of the story, STEM challenges, readers theater, and crafting.
  • Read, Write & Bloom Summer Camp (4th - 6th Grade) | June 6-10 and July 25-29

    Over the course of the week, we will read the novel Dahlia in Bloom with Mrs. Bonell. As we progress through the book, we will enjoy some fun book-related activities. We will make rag dolls, create our own quilt squares, plant dahlia seeds, watercolor bookmarks, and we’ll even do some writing of our own! The campers will each receive an autographed copy of the book, a writing/crafting journal, and a special visit from the author herself for a book talk! Take a trip back in time to 1933 and experience the simple pleasures of simpler times!
  • Reading Camp (1st and 2nd Grade) | June 20 - 24

    Join Mrs. Cowart as an incoming 1st or 2nd grader for some hands-on fun with reading and phonics skills! We will be brushing up on previously learned concepts and diving deep into reading/phonics foundations to enforce early reading concepts through fun and interactive activities. Students will leave camp feeling confident and equipped for their coming years at school!
  • Ready, Set, Run! (2nd - 5th Grade) | June 6-10, July 18-22 and July 25-29

    Runners of all levels experience a week of strength & skill-building along with friends on the HCES cross country course, track, and trails with Mrs. Cavanah. Pick one or multiple weeks. Each week we will have new and exciting activities, games, cross-training, and more! Our activities and training will improve you in running and teach you ways to excel in other sports. We’ll be working on performance, team building, and mostly having fun! 
  • Robotics Fun with Sphero | June 27 - July 1 (2nd - 3rd Grade) and June 20-24 (4th - 6th)

    Students will spend the week using Sphero products (Sphero Minis, Sphero Spark, Sphero Rover and Sphero Indi) to play STEAM-inspired games and learn beginning programming with block-based coding or Javascript. Students will build computational thinking and problem-solving skills as they create mazes, obstacles, art pieces and much more! Students will have the opportunity to showcase their learning with a Sphero developer at the end of the week.
  • Sketchbook Exploration Arts Camp (6th - 8th Grade) | June 6-10

    Learn how to stitch and bind your own sketchbook and how to explore the world around you and inside you through art-making explorations with Mrs. Myrick! You will learn how to use different summer prompts to visually journal utilizing a variety of fun materials! You will leave with a sketchbook you can use all summer!
  • Stay-Cation (1st-3rd grade) | June 13-17

    Join Ms. Jewell for a week of different summer-themed crafts, games, and reading/math activities all revolving around traditional summertime vacations.
  • Summer Fun Arts Camp (4th-5th grade) | June 13-17

    What do you think about when you think of summer? Tie Die? Icecream? Fireworks? Pink Lemonade? The Beach? We will be making art based on summer fun with Mrs. Myrick!