Holy Cross High School is proud to offer a variety of activities available to boys and girls during the summer. Our combination of Academic, Athletic, and Arts programs provides the opportunity to continue to develop the hearts and minds of young people over summer break.

Athletic Camps

Boys & Girls Basketball

The goal of the Holy Cross Basketball Camp is to develop a complete basketball player. This is achieved by teaching proper fundamentals of the game in a positive, encouraging environment. Sportsmanship, teamwork, confidence and individual drive are the keys to enjoying success both on and off the basketball court. These qualities will be emphasized in safe, supervised and enjoyable surroundings by our Holy Cross Coaches and alumni college athletes. Campers will be placed in groups based upon age and ability to ensure fair competition. All campers receive a personalized skills evaluation from their coach at the end of the week and parents are invited on the last day of each session for the Parent’s Free Throw Contest, camp playoffs, and awards ceremony.

*All campers should bring a towel, combination lock, and wear proper basketball attire.

Boys Basketball Camp Session Schedule
Session 1 | June 24th – June 28th
Session 2 | July 1st – July 3rd (No Camp on 7/4 and 7/5)
Session 3 | July 8th – July 12th
Session 4 | July 15th – July 19th

Girls Basketball Schedule
July 22nd – July 26th
9:00AM – 3:00PM

Cheerleading Camp

Holy Cross High School Cheerleading Camp is designed to develop confidence, skills, and teamwork for girls entering 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade. Our mission is to inspire leadership on and off the field through spirit building activities to physical training. Cheerleading Camp is a fun filled program where our girls will learn the basics of Traditional Cheerleading. They will learn a variety of dance routines, pom-pom routines, motions, jumps, kicks, cheers and chants that our cheerleaders will be using during the 2019-2020 Football and Basketball season. No experience is necessary.

*All campers should bring a towel and wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

Summer STREAM Program

Our Summer STREAM Program (Science, Theology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) introduces young students to great teachers and coaches, facilities, and courses offered at Holy Cross High School and provides them with individual attention to help them develop key skills.

The Summer STREAM Program provides an opportunity for boys and girls entering 6th,7th, 8th, or 9th grade this fall to spend the summer exploring what they are interested in the most!

For children in grades K-2, our Noah’s Ark and Crafts Program combines lessons from the Bible with fun and daily activities to keep campers entertained!

Similar to how our current students pursue their academic interests throughout the year, the Summer STREAM Program allows individuals to select from a variety of courses that excite and inspire them, rather than limit students to a one-size-fits-all program.

Regardless of a student’s interests, the program provides an incredibly flexible, customizable, and meaningful learning experience for all. The program also allows students to meet future Knight teammates and friends, all while having FUN!

Families need to register for the Summer STREAM Program by June 30th. Classes are first come, first served. Please call Mr. Robert Botero ‘00 at (718) 886-7250 ext 558 with any questions.


(Boys and girls entering 5th-9th grade)

Students will learn the concepts of coding that allow people to build and share their ideas. This course focuses on mathematical principles, logic, and correct programming syntax through easy to follow projects using a variety of programming languages. Students will apply what they learn by making games, animations and websites. No experience is necessary.

Science of Cooking

(Boys and girls entering 5th-9th grade)

Explore recipes, activities and fun easy to perform cooking creations that will enhance your understanding of the science and math behind food and cooking. Learn about nutrition, ingredients and other kitchen sciences. Students enrolled in this course have full access to our 4th floor dining hall and kitchen. Discover how a pinch of curiosity can help develop the chef in you. Everyone is sure to love this class!

Artist’s Studio

(Boys and girls entering 5th-9th grade)

Spark imagination and creativity while making friends in our Artist’s Studio. Our experienced and talented educators will help to nurture the artist in you. Students will learn and enhance traditional skills such as drawing and painting in an environment that promotes creativity and artistic experimentation. It is our goal to inspire and encourage authentic self-expression while creating artwork. The Artist’s Studio program is accepting of all levels of talent and ability, from beginner to experienced.

Advanced Art Explorations

(Boys and girls entering 5th-9th grade)

Designed as a continuation of skills explored in Artist’s Studio, and the proficient artist alike, students will further develop their artistic abilities. Young artists will explore portraiture, advanced color theory, and mixed media in a variety of fun and challenging projects. While honing technical skills, students will further develop an artist’s vocabulary and eye by participating in art critiques. Students will be guided through the process of creating a developed body of work and an art portfolio.

Perspectives in Painting

(Boys and girls entering 5th-9th grade)

Young artists will create a variety of works while learning about techniques and styles throughout art history. Painters will explore advanced color theory through acrylic, gouache, and watercolor paint. Students will create paintings in a variety of subject matter, including landscapes, still-lifes, and abstraction in a fun setting that promotes their creativity!

TV Production

(Boys and girls entering 5th-9th grade)

This program provides students the opportunity to better understand the television production process while exploring the journalistic challenges of news reporting in today’s world. Over the course of the class, students will be able to better understand the importance of accurate and ethical news reporting as well as the role of television in sharing information. While developing teamwork and leadership skills, students will gain real world experience in our state of the art TV Studio while researching current events and creating their own news scripts and graphics. The course culminates in a student produced news broadcast, while building teamwork and leadership skills.


The Art of Animation

(Boys and girls entering 5th-9th grade)

Explore the magic of bringing still images to life in our Art of Animation class! Have fun while creating your own animated projects. Learn the basics of animation by calculating the necessary frames per second needed to bring your creations to life and how animators have incorporated technology into this fun and exciting process. From flipbooks to their own stop-motion animations, students will love seeing their projects come to life!

Music Lab

(Boys and girls entering 5th-9th grade)

Students will learn about the convergence of music and technology in this exciting course. Through a combination of traditional and digital methods, students will create their own music tracks while learning about sampling, crafting beats, recording live instruments, and manipulating loops to create a work of music that is truly their own!

Noah’s Ark and Crafts (Grades K-2)

(Boys and girls entering grades K-2)

Campers will participate in fun activities and projects while learning about Catholic values based on stories from the Bible. The combination of faith and fun is a great way for young children to spend part of the summer!

Forensic Fundamentals

(Boys and girls entering 5th-9th grade)

Explore the use of science in criminal investigations! Students will learn the techniques and processes used everyday by law enforcement, and how forensic science is used to solve crime.

Note: Program runs from 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Actor’s Stage

(Boys and girls entering 5th-9th grade)

Enhance your performance skills in our Actor’s Stage class! Students will learn the techniques and skills used by actors through a variety of rehearsed short scenes.

Note: Program runs from 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Robert Botero '00
Director of Admissions

Holy Cross High School
26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11358
Office: (718) 886-7250 ext 558
Mobile: (718) 309-0589
Fax: (718) 886-7257

Email: rbotero@myhchs.org