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Summer eXperience

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Registration is now open for the St. Pius X Summer eXperience. The camp runs from June 3rd through July 12th, and is intended for students entering kinder through 4th grades. Campers will experience a comprehensive and fun summer program on the beautiful 58 acre St. Pius X campus, overlooking the Rio Grande. Parents are assured their children will be in a safe, caring, and faith-based environment, where they will get the same balanced learning experience SPX High School offers during the school year. The expectations of our staff and campers are guided by Catholic principles. We expect campers to live by the “Golden Rule,” to treat others as they would like to be treated.

The total cost of the 6 week camp is $1,200, plus a $75 registration fee. The $1,200 camp fee is due by Friday, May 24, 2019, the registration fee of $75 is due at time of form submission. If you received a Summer eXperience postcard, hold onto the card while registering to receive a discount. Aftercare will be provided as an optional service from 3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for $10 per day. Aftercare fees will be billed at the end of each week at a rate of $10 per day or $240 for 6 weeks. If a camper is not signed up for aftercare and is not picked up by 3:15 p.m., the camper will be taken to aftercare at the rate of $10 per day. After 5:30 p.m. a rate of $1.00 per minute will be billed.

Our schedule begins Monday, June 3, 2019 and ends on Friday, July 12, 2019. The camp will be closed for the July 4th holiday. The day is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Drop off begins at 7:30 a.m. Aftercare is available from 3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an additional charge.

Daily Activities
Each day will start with a energetic and inspiring faith time, as everything “Starts with God” in our world! Each week will have a specific learning theme that will take our campers to all academic worlds on campus. Fun learning activities will be incorporated into each week’s theme with the goal of working out a camper’s mind through the summer. Our hope is that campers encounter what we like to call “accidental learning” along the way.

Fitness is a key factor in our lives, and our campers will not only learn skills from our various sports teams and their coaches, but also experience general fitness instruction and fun. The sports journeys will take place during the cooler morning hours each day. The afternoon activities take our campers to the arts.

The final part of each regular day will be dedicated to reading, where some will curl up with a good book, or read along with each other. Should a camper be a bit sleepy from such a busy day, there is no harm in a little nap until 3:00 p.m. Aftercare will be provided until 5:30 p.m. for an extra $10 per day. Appropriate movies and learning videos will be shown in our theater during that time.

The St. Pius X Summer eXperience staff will include elementary teachers from local area Catholic schools, faculty from each of the St. Pius X academic disciplines, and coaches from many of our campus sports teams. Some SPX students will serve as camp assistants, and many more students will assist with the sports and arts activities. All teachers and coaches are certified, and all leaders and students will complete the required ASF programs to work with youth.

Lunch time will be a time to make new friends while eating their parent’s homemade sack lunch! We ask that parents prepare a lunch that includes a nice message from home, as each camper will share those happy thoughts. After lunch will be the daily walk-about that will explore the many landmarks of the St. Pius X campus. Afternoon snacks will be provided.

Each camper will receive two camp shirts which are worn as their daily uniform. Wednesdays are school pride days when campers may wear their own school’s t-shirt. Campers may wear shorts, pants or sweats that allow for activity. Tennis shoes are required.

Email Mr. Rodriguez, Assistant Principal, if you have any questions or reach him at (505) 831-8439. If you need help with the registration form, email Matthew Lopez, Webmaster, or call him, (505) 831-8436.