We are pleased to offer the great summer camp options below for Summer 2018. All classes will be held on our CHA campus in Northfield and are taught by qualified Christian teachers.

Ages and grades of campers for all programs as listed below are as of Fall of 2018.

For any questions regarding CHA Summer Camps, please contact Sheri Scalero.

ATHLETICS

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Co-ed Strength & Conditioning
Registration Deadline: June 1
Grades 6-8

W-F, June 6-8
9:00-10:30 AM
No Min/Max
Fee:  $125
Join TC Boost’s Tommy Christian, one of the top sports performance coaches in the nation, for this 90-minute per day Strength & Conditioning camp. Tommy started his sports performance career at Northwestern University as the Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning. Over the past 15 years Tommy has trained more than 600 Division 1 athletes, 150 players for the NFL Draft and 4 NFL Pro-Bowl players. Learn proper speed and agility mechanics in a way that will transfer to your sport. Emphasis is placed on injury prevention and education in proper training techniques and progression. Jump training and strength training will also be addressed as well as effective warm-up and mobility exercises.

Co-ed Strength & Conditioning
Registration Deadline: June 1
Grades 9-12
W-F, June 6-8
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
No Min/Max
Fee:  $125
Join TC Boost’s Tommy Christian, one of the top sports performance coaches in the nation, for this 90-minute per day Strength & Conditioning camp. Tommy started his sports performance career at Northwestern University as the Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning. Over the past 15 years Tommy has trained more than 600 Division 1 athletes, 150 players for the NFL Draft and 4 NFL Pro-Bowl players. Learn proper speed and agility mechanics in a way that will transfer to your sport. Emphasis is placed on injury prevention and education in proper training techniques and progression. Jump training and strength training will also be addressed as well as effective warm-up and mobility exercises.

 

VOLLEYBALL

Co-Ed Volleyball
Registration Deadline: June 1
Grades 3-5

W-F, June 6-8
2:00-4:00 PM
Min: 6 / Max: 24
Fee:  $100
Join Beth Peterson, Varsity Girls Volleyball Head Coach of Highland Park High School, for a volleyball camp focused on overall skill development. Beth is a former collegiate volleyball player and has been coaching volleyball for the past 20 years. She has had numerous players go on to play in college, including at the NCAA Division 1 level. Beth’s teams are known for their competitiveness on the court and their attention to fundamentals and sportsmanship.  

Girls’ Volleyball
Registration Deadline: June 1
Grad
es 6-8
M-F, June 11-15
1:30-3:30 PM
Min: 6 / Max: 24
Fee:  $175
Join Beth Peterson, Varsity Girls Volleyball Head Coach of Highland Park High School, for a volleyball camp focused on overall skill development. Beth is a former collegiate volleyball player and has been coaching volleyball for the past 20 years. She has had numerous players go on to play in college including at the NCAA Division 1 level. Beth’s teams are known for their competitiveness on the court and their attention to fundamentals and sportsmanship.  

Boys’ Volleyball
Registration Deadline: June 1
Grades 6-8

M-F, June 11-15
10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Min: 6 / Max: 24
Fee:  $175
Join Do Kim, CHA’s Middle School Boys’ Volleyball Coach and Upper School Assistant Coach, for  focused, overall skill development.

 

BASKETBALL

Boys’ Basketball
REGISTER Registration is through Ignite Hoops website.
Extended Registration Deadline: August 3
Grades 3-5
M-F, August 13-17
9:00-11:30 AM
Min: 10 / Max: 30
Fee: $240
Join Jana Balis, owner of Ignite Hoops, for a 2-1/2-hour, week-long basketball camp. Ignite Hoops is an organization with a vision to train the “entire athlete” through high-intensity training, camps, and teams. Camps focus to improve the athlete in three areas including technical skills, physical skills and mental skills. Camps stress not only the fundamentals of basketball, but the importance of teamwork, humility and integrity. Previous to Ignite, Jana was an assistant women’s basketball coach for the DePaul Blue Demons and head coach of the Fenwick High School Friars, taking them to an IHSA Championship, and an all-conference, all-area, MVP of her high school team. 

Boys’ Basketball
REGISTER Registration is through Ignite Hoops website.
Extended Registration Deadline: August 3
Grades 6-9
M-F, August 13-17
12:30-3:00 PM
Min: 10 / Max: 30
Fee: $240
Join Jana Balis, owner of Ignite Hoops, for a 2-1/2-hour, week-long basketball camp.  Ignite Hoops is an organization with a vision to train the “entire athlete” through high intensity-training, camps, and teams. Camps focus to improve the athlete in three areas including technical skills, physical skills and mental skills. Camps stress not only the fundamentals of basketball, but the importance of teamwork, humility and integrity. Previous to Ignite, Jana was an assistant women’s basketball coach for the DePaul Blue Demons and head coach of the Fenwick High School Friars, taking them to an IHSA Championship, and an all-conference, all-area, MVP of her high school team. 

Girls’ Basketball
REGISTER Extended Registration Deadline: August 6
Grades 3-5
M-F, August 20-24
9:00-11:30 AM
Min: 10 / Max: 30
Fee: $240
Join Steve Pratt, owner of Full Package Athletics, for a 2-1/2-hour, week-long basketball camp. Full Package takes great pride in dedicating their lives to developing players on and off the court. Camps include not only skill development but also attitude and character development.  Steve has trained thousands of athletes, including professional athletes Elton Brand, Brad Miller, Thabo Sefolosha, Brian Cook, Duje Dukan, among many others. Steve has prepared college players for the NBA Draft for over a decade and has prepared numerous high school players for college, including NCAA Division I schools.  Steve also trains other coaches in coaching and program development for schools, clubs and individual teams.

Girls’ Basketball
REGISTER Extended Registration Deadline: August 6
Grades 6-9

M-F, August 20-24
12:30-3:00 PM
Min: 10 / Max: 30
Fee: $240
Join Steve Pratt, owner of Full Package Athletics, for a 2-1/2-hour, week-long basketball camp.  Full Package takes great pride in dedicating their lives to developing players on and off the court. Camps include not only skill development but also attitude and character development.  Steve has trained thousands of athletes, including professional athletes Elton Brand, Brad Miller, Thabo Sefolosha, Brian Cook, Duje Dukan, and many others. Steve has prepared college players for the NBA Draft for over a decade and has prepared numerous high school players for college, including NCAA Division I schools.  Steve also trains other coaches in coaching and program development for schools, clubs and individual teams. 

Girls’ Basketball, Additional Shot Training
REGISTER  – Extended Registration Deadline: August 6
Grades 3-9

M-F, August 20-24
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Fee: $75
Join Coach Pratt for an additional coached hour of shooting practice between camp sessions. Training will focus on improving overall shot development and form. 

 

DRAMA

Creative Drama
Grades 4-5
Registration Deadline: June 11
M-F, June 18-22
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Min: 8 / Max: 15
Fee:  $200
Creative Drama Camp, taught by Susan Baliles, CHA Upper School teacher, is a collaborative process that develops imaginative thought and creative expression in children. Students will have fun while playing improvisational games, exploring the elements of clowning and story, and experimenting with movement and sound in the creation of character. The camp will be structured in a way that teaches students how to encourage others, assists them in controlling their stage fright and shyness, and moves them along in the process of becoming self-assured individuals. They will soak up important life skills, such as stage presence, voice projection, body control, social awareness, problem-solving, teamwork, and connection to their audience. The goal of this camp is to guide a child to grow in self-awareness through the medium of theatre techniques. The workshop atmosphere is a safe place to practice collaboration, risk vulnerability, and learn how to communicate effectively!

SPEECH & DEBATE

SPEECH & DEBATE, AM & PM CLASSES
REGISTER ONLINE
Grade 6-12
M-F, July 23-27
Learn the basics of speech and debate by signing up for a full-day Speech & Debate Summer Camp. Students will learn basic skills from friendly instructors in a hands-on, practical and energetic environment. Mornings will be focused on the various types of speeches while afternoons will be focused on learning a fun and widely applicable form of debate. See below for additional information.

Interactive Speech Camp: Entertain & Persuade
Extended Registration Deadline: July 23
Grades 6-12 (New– now open to 6th Grade, as well as 7th-12th)
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Min: 8/Max: 30
Fee:  $180
Learn to communicate confidently, persuasively and passionately at this week-long speech camp covering platform, dramatic, humorous and impromptu speeches. Learn how to bring characters to life, engage your audience, express your point of view and put your heart into your speaking, while having fun in a fast-paced, energetic, collaborative coaching environment. Students will participate in numerous fun and engaging activities throughout the week and prepare their own speeches for a mini-speech tournament at the end of the week. Students are encouraged to enroll in the afternoon debate camp as a complement to this program.

Parliamentary Debate Camp: Debate with Style & Substance
Extended Registration Deadline: July 23
Grades 6-12
1:00-4:00 PM
Min: 8/ Max: 30
$180
If you want an opportunity to learn how to think on your feet and speak confidently about a wide range of topics, parliamentary debate may be for you! This camp will teach you one of the most popular forms of debate and equip you with both the theory and skills to participate in nearly any other form of debate. Students will learn to research a topic, build logical arguments and respond quickly to an opposing position with sound logic and confidence. Get up to speed quickly with practical exercises, fun activities and helpful and experienced instructors. Students will be able to participate in several debate rounds towards the end of the week. Students are encouraged to enroll in the morning speech camp as a complement to this program.

OTHER CAMP PROGRAMS

Candy Chemistry
Registration Deadline: June 15
Grades 7-8
M-F, June 25-29
1:00-4:00 PM
Min: 10 / Max: 16
Fee:  $250
Come explore the sweeter side of chemistry with CHA Upper School teacher, Wendy Skotnikov, as campers learn about candy-making and the chemistry involved as well as a little Chicago candy history. Students will create, taste and take several different types of candy and investigate the processes that make the texture, taste, and sweetness of candy.  “
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.” Proverbs 16:24

Culture & Music
Registration Deadline: June 15
Grades K-3
M-F, July 23-27
1:00-4:00 PM
Min: 10 / Max: 16
Fee:  $250

The goal of this camp with CHA Kindergarten teacher, Ennie Oh, is to encourage each child to experience the sense of belonging to not only his/her heritage but most of all to the Kingdom of God. The children will engage in hands on activities to encounter different cultures focused on the arts, including reading, writing, singing, and playing games from around the world.

Mandarin Chinese Immersion
Registration Deadline: June 21
Grades 4-8
M-F, June 25-July 13
8:00 AM-12:15 PM
Min: 7/Max: 22
Fee:  $100
Overseen by CHA parent, Grace Tsai, this program offers students the opportunity to be immersed in the Mandarin language and the Chinese culture for 14 days. Supported by funding from the Federal Government, this Startalk program seeks to expand the teaching and learning of strategically important world languages that are not widely taught in the US. Through this engaging summer experience, taught by native Chinese-speaking Christian teachers, students will learn to speak and understand the Chinese language and enjoy cultural activities, such as art, dance, and calligraphy. The curriculum is designed for beginning learners, best fit for less than 3 years of Mandarin learning experience. Registered students are expected to fully commit attending the program.

Mrs. Magary’s Art Camp 
FULL – Registration is closed. If you wish to be placed on a wait-list, please contact Mrs. Magary.
Grades K-8
M-F, June 11-15
1:00-4:00 PM
Fee:  $220
What artistic creations will your child accomplish during three uninterrupted hours a day, for five consecutive days in a convenient camp located in the art room of CHA. Summer Creative Art Camp provides your child with a fun opportunity to grow and learn with Mrs. Magary. The Summer Creative Art Program will allow students the time to create projects to expand their visual thinking skills while drawing, painting and sculpting what interests them. Return the art registration form to Mrs. Town at the front office with payment in full to secure a spot in the class.

STEAM CAMP
Weekly sessions: June 6-Aug 3
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Click to for details and to Register. 
Questions? Contact Kathy Severson

What is STEAM? Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math. It’s full ‘STEAM’ ahead! Sign your child up for this fun summer camp at CHA, designed specifically for children entering PK4-Grade 3 (Ages 4-8, CHA students and non-CHA students welcome!). Each week has a different focus with creative STEAM-based activities integrated throughout, and each day will begin with a time to praise and worship our Creator!

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