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 the summer recess.

Athletic Camps

Boys & Girls Basketball

Boys entering 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th-grade, Girls entering 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th

The goal of the Holy Cross Basketball Camp is to develop a complete basketball player. This is achieved by teaching the 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 on age and ability to ensure fair competition. All campers receive a personalized skills evaluation from their coach at the end of the week.

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

*Space is limited. Registration is first-come, first-served. No late registrations or walk-ins will be accommodated.

Please call Mr. Terry Tarpey ’83 at (718) 886-7250 ext 519 with any questions about the Basketball Camp.

Boys Basketball Camp Session Schedule
9:00AM – 12:00PM
Session 1 | June 27th – July 1st
Session 2 | July 5th – July 8th
Session 3 | July 11th – July 15th
Session 4 | July 18th – July 22nd

Girls Basketball Camp Session Schedule
9:00AM – 12:00PM
Session 1 | August 1st – August 5th

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 and 9th grade this fall to spend the summer exploring what they are interested in the most!

Similar to how our current students pursue their academic interests throughout the year, the HCHS 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!


Space is limited. Registration is first-come, first-served. No late registrations or walk-ins will be accommodated.

Registration Deadline: June 30th.

Please call Mr. Robert Botero ’00 at (718) 886-7250 ext 558 with any questions about the Summer STREAM Program.

Coding

July 18th – July 22nd
Session 1: 9:00AM – 11:30AM
Session 2: 12:00PM – 2:30PM
(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.

Artist’s Studio

July 18th – July 22nd
9:00AM – 11:30AM
(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

July 18th – July 22nd
12:00PM – 2:30PM
(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.

Fashion and Design Studio

July 18th – July 22nd
9:00AM – 11:30AM
(Boys and girls entering 5th-9th grade)

Students can explore their creative side while expressing their unique fashion style. Learn more about the newest fashion trends and the elements of creative design. Teacher-led projects include tie-die, sneaker design, and more!

Robotics 101

July 18th – July 22nd
9:00AM – 11:30AM
(Boys and girls entering 5th-9th grade)

Students will learn the fundamental principles of robotics by constructing a basic, remote-controlled robotic chassis. Then, via guided design and construction of additions to the base robot, students will test out their designs by attempting to complete various challenges. In so doing, students will be exposed to basic mechanical engineering and design concepts and new ways of thinking and of directing and implementing their creativity. No previous robotics experience is necessary.

Astronomy 101

July 18th – July 22nd
12:00PM – 2:30PM
(Boys and girls entering 5th-9th grade)

Students will learn about the fundamental astronomical properties of the Earth, the Moon, the Solar System, and the rest of the stars and how these properties work together to give us the night sky we see, including solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers, and the phases of the moon, among other wonderful astronomical phenomena. We will also learn about how to identify and track objects in the sky and how to properly calibrate and use a telescope to observe those objects. We will use a telescope and a solar filter to observe the Sun and its sunspots and weather permitting, the class will culminate with a late-night viewing session whereat students, parents, and guardians will get to use a telescope to view Jupiter, Saturn, and the Moon. No previous astronomy or telescope experience is required.

TV Production

July 18th – July 22nd
Session 1: 9:00AM – 11:30AM
Session 2: 12:00PM – 2:30PM
(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.

Lights…Camera…Action!

Science of Cooking

July 18th – July 22nd
Session 1: 9:00AM – 11:30AM
Session 2: 12:00PM – 2:30PM
(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!

Admissions Department

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: admissions@myhchs.org