Summer Camp

We are pleased to announce that our 2023 Summer Camp will begin on June 27, 2023!

This summer, St. Ferdinand Campers will investigate the five senses.  They will investigate how animals and people use their senses.  By using language arts, math, science, social studies, drawing, singing, pretend play, athletics, and field trips, students will be engaged and busy as they discover new things and make new friends.

St. Ferdinand School plans on hosting an exciting summer camp program for PK students turning 4 before 9/1/23 through students entering fifth grade. This will be a full day program with learning and fun rolled into one. Half days will be available for incoming PK4s.  Mornings will have an academic focus with reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies activities aimed at highlighting different genres of books. Afternoons will be filled with fine arts, physical wellness, summer games, athletics and horsing around.  Our one-of-a-kind curriculum will be child-centered, engaging, and critical thinking minded. Consideration of iReady domains will also be considered in planning lessons. There will be time to work, play and make friends.

Certified elementary school teachers with classroom and summer camp experience will create the curriculum and largely teach the classes keeping the needs, wants and safety of your children in mind.  Teacher aides and Junior Counselors will provide assistance.  Guest instructors will visit for enrichment and walking excursions to the library and other places will be planned.

Camp hours will be 9 am till 3 pm.  Extended Care will be open from 7:30am till 9 am and 3 pm till 5:30pm ($7 per hour).

To secure one of the limited spots, a non-refundable Registration Fee of $30 per child will be due along with a $200 camp  tuition deposit by April 20, 2023 to the school office.  Checks should be made out to St. Ferdinand School.  Included in the registration cost is  a camp t-shirt. Registration will be open to school families, parish families and neighboring families, but school families and returning families will have priority until April 5th.

Registration may be completed via a Google Form at:

If registering more than one child in a family, please complete a separate form for each child.

Note that tuition for Camp A or B will be due 6/1.  Camp C will need the A portion paid by 6/1 and the B portion paid by 7/1 or they may lose their spot for the B portion of Camp.

Billings for camp: Other than registration and tuition, weekly bills for Extended Care will be given out on Mondays of each week with payment expected on the Wednesdays of each week.  Late payments may incur late fees. Due to budgeting, we cannot prorate for missed days or weeks. We are looking to offer free lunch service, but this is currently in the planning session.  Payments  for PK4 half day students include one full day per week for field trips which your child will be attending.

In providing a quality summer experience for each child, Archdiocesan and CDC COVID guidelines will apply.

“No idea is conceived in our mind independent of our five senses.” Einstein     

St. Ferdinand School: Faith and Excellence in Education
Chicago, IL