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Camp RISE

Rising 1st – 8th Graders

WCCS is pleased to host Camp RISE for rising 1st – 8th graders! With a wide variety of options, parents can register their child into a weekly session focused on a particular sport like soccer, cheer, basketball, or flag football. We also have many other great sessions such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math), Robotics, Drama, Art, Cheer, even Ninja Warrior!

We take our responsibility seriously (but with crazy fun!).  Our desire is to see each camper develop their skills as athletes, artists, and scientists.  More importantly, we hope to help them love and follow Jesus more deeply.  So, we brought top-notched specialty coaches to train and inspire your kids to strive for the best they can be and to honor God while doing it. Every one of our counselors has a deep commitment to God and a passion to help kids find and follow Christ.

Families are welcome to choose any (or all) sessions during the summer.  

Sports and Ninja Camps: Led by seasoned coaches and counselors, campers will learn the basic skills of their chosen sports in a fun, group format. Through fun drills and small games campers will be challenged and encouraged to step out, try new things, fail a little and hopefully grow a lot. As their skills progress the week culminates with Friday Fun Competition.

Cheer Camp: Camp RISE Cheer Specialty camp teaches young athletes important skills to lead fans and give support the home team! Cheer camp will ensure that each camper will learn cheers, proper hand and body movements, as well as jumping techniques. There is no stunting, just a big focus on fun while each cheerleader learns important life skills such as team building and leadership. The week concludes with performing cheers at one of the other Camp RISE specialties such as Flag Football, Soccer or Basketball.

STEM Camp: Your child will dive into the mind-stretching, creative world of STEM. The campers get many hands-on opportunities that will challenge their mind and skills.

Robotics Camp: Camp RISE Robotics specialty camp contains some of the qualities of STEM but with focus on robotics.  Each camper will build their own robot which is theirs to keep.  After learning about its abilities and functions, the kids will build obstacle courses to challenge themselves and their remote control robots. This specialty camp promises to challenge their mind’s creativity and problem solving.

Art Camp: Being creative is a skill needed in virtually every career or life work.  Art is one of those ways to learn creativity and self- expression.  More than simply arts and crafts –  your child will practice skills to help them develop creativity, confidence and hopefully awaken the artist within.

D4C (Disciples for Christ) Program is Now RISE412: This is the RISE counselor apprentice program. 412 refers to 1 Timothy 4:12 which says, “Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.”  The program is an opportunity for kids to take their first step towards Camp RISE counselor leadership but still have a great time participating in specialties.  Under the experienced leadership of Caleb & Carol Menges, they will have opportunities to learn how to be leaders and put their service into practice.  RISE412 will also have a special time of discipleship and discussion on things that deeply affect the lives of middle schoolers and will help them live a more Christlike life. 

Middle School Sports Clinics: Students in rising 6th-12th grade have the opportunity to participate in sport specific camps and clinics. The Athletic Department will communicate on our website any sports specific camps as they are available. 

Times & Location

Each session of Camp RISE runs Monday through Friday. Morning drop-off is between 7:30 – 8:00 AM.  Dismissal each day occurs at 1:25 PM

All activities take place at the Upper Campus of Westminster Catawba Christian School, located at 2650 India Hook Road in Rock Hill. Parents are asked to follow the directional signs at the Upper Campus for drop-off and pick-up. Lunch is offered for an additional fee.

Sessions & Cost

STEM and Robotics camps are $175 per weekly session. All others are $160 per weekly session. Lunch may be provided for campers at an additional cost of $35 per week.

Week One (June 5-9)

  • Art Camp – Rising 1st – 3rd
  • Soccer Camp – Rising 1st – 3rd
  • STEM Camp – Rising 4th – 6th
  • RISE412 – Rising 7th – 8th

Week Two (June 12 – 16)

  • Cheer Camp – Rising 1st – 3rd
  • Ninja Warrior Camp – Rising 1st – 3rd
  • Soccer Camp – Rising 4th – 6th
  • Art Camp – Rising 4th – 6th
  • RISE412 – Rising 7th – 8th

Week Three (June 19 – 23rd)

  • Basketball Camp – Rising 1st – 3rd
  • STEM Camp – Rising 1st – 3rd
  • Cheer Camp – Rising 4th – 6th
  • Flag Football Camp – Rising 4th – 6th
  • RISE412 – Rising 7th – 8th

Week Four (June 26 – 30)

  • Art Camp – Rising 1st – 3rd 
  • Flag Football Camp – Rising 1st – 3rd
  • Drama Camp – Rising 4th – 6th
  • Ultimate Frisbee Camp – Rising 4th – 6th
  • RISE412 – Rising 7th – 8th

Week Five (July 10 – 14)

  • Drama Camp – Rising 1st – 3rd
  • Soccer Camp – Rising 1st – 3rd
  • Ninja Warrior Camp – Rising 4th – 6th
  • Robotics Camp – Rising 4th – 6th
  • RISE412 – Rising 7th – 8th

Week Six (July 17 – 21)

  • Flag Football – Rising 1st – 3rd
  • STEM Camp – Rising 1st – 3rd
  • Basketball Camp – Rising 4th – 6th
  • Art Camp – Rising 4th – 6th
  • RISE412 – Rising 7th – 8th
Camp RISE

Apply to be a Counselor-in-Training!

Are you a rising 9th & 10th grader and love working with kids?  Do you love telling kids about God and what He has done for them?  Then you are the kind of person we’re looking for in a volunteer CIT (Counselor-in-Training)!  CITs serve alongside our trained counselors (rising 11th grade and above) as their apprentices.  CITs will have opportunities to lead Bible Huddle Time and prayer time.  They work with the campers during Specialty Time.  CITs fully participate in Counselor Games and help Alpha vs. Omega Games.  

Interested? Email Jeff VeStrand at jvestrand@wccs.org to get a volunteer application and get the ball rolling on a summer you will never forget!

For Additional Information

For any questions, please don’t hesitate to Jeff VeStrand at jvestrand@wccs.org.  Also be sure to check out Camp SonShine, our summer camp for infants through rising kindergartners!

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