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The Summer Experience at Gibbons
Rachelle Garbarine

Ah, summer camp… From academics and athletics to the performing arts, Cardinal Gibbons Summer Programs 2018 has something to offer every camper.

Registration is now open for all the camps, which provide a stimulating and invigorating environment for children and teenagers who want to maximize their summer experience. Camp participants will become part of a summer tradition that thousands of campers have participated in over the years, underscoring Gibbons’ role as a community resource to the local community.

“Gibbons camps are distinct because of the relationships that form between our students and staff and the campers,” said Science Educator Sarah Kuszaj ’95, who is also the Summer Programs Coordinator. “Campers experience what it is like to be a part of Gibbons and get to see the leadership of our students during their time at camp.” And campers choose from a diverse selection of summer offerings. They range from traditional favorites like drama camps, which Kuszaj said “fill up quickly,” and the ever-popular sports camps to robotics camp, which has been drawing increasing interest, she noted. 

There are also some new offerings for 2018. Among them are French, Coding, and Media camps, all for middle school students, and College Essay Writing Boot Camp for rising senior students.

So, what are the most common reasons parents say they choose Gibbons camps for their children? “Parents, for the most part, say that they know their children not only will have fun and learn some new skills, but that they also will be nurtured and cared for by our students and staff," said Kuszaj. "Many campers return year after year to the same camps because of how much they enjoy their time every summer."

That has been the case for Gibbons freshman Ashley Robeson ’21, who has attended band camp for the last two years. Ashley, who plays the clarinet, said what she liked most about the camp was that it not only offered “a community feel,” but it also provided “a challenge that helped her grow and improve. “I also met a lot of people in the camp, and seeing familiar faces helped when coming to Gibbons as a student,” she said.

All the camps take place at our Edwards Mill Road campus. To register, please visit www.cghsnc.org/summerprograms.

 

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