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Summer fun: Camp Valor at BU has something for all ages and interests


After last year’s unusual summer of largely virtual offerings, Camp Valor is back in-person on Bellarmine’s campus.

Camp Valor kicks off next week with 70 camp sections ranging in subjects from test preparation to CSI: Bigfoot!

Camps are offered June 7 through July 30 for everyone from Mini Knights (Pre-K through second grade) to Squires (high school).

Categories include Test Prep & Study Skills, Tech, Creative Arts & Humanities, Science & Math, Recreation & Leisure and High School Career Exploration. New offerings this summer include Mini Knights program for Pre-K through 2nd grade – Mastering Reading Skills, Exploring Drama, Small Fry Horse Lovers Camp and Project Pet.

The Bellarmine Knights are also offering a host of summer camps for youth to sharpen athletic skills. Camps include Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Field Hockey, Lacrosse and Basketball. Click here for athletic camp details. 

“Kids have missed out on so much over the past year that we are thrilled to be able to offer Camp Valor this summer to give them a summer experience that their parents can feel comfortable with,” said Abigail Walsh, camp director.

All camps will have COVID-19 precautions such as daily health screens, temperature checks and mask and social distancing requirements within the classroom.

“We have plans in place to ensure that our campers can have the hands-on camp experience they are used to, while still following our COVID guidelines,” Walsh said. “We are more than ready to get campers out of their houses, where they have spent so much of the last year and back on Bellarmine’s campus.”

There are virtual camp options available as well for those who’d prefer to enjoy learning from home.

Camp tuition covers all materials as well as Camp Valor swag: T-shirt, water bottle and bracelet. There are also lunch options at the University Dining Hall (UDH) for campers staying for a morning and afternoon camp.

“I am so excited to be back on campus this summer,” said longtime instructor Tom Wolken, who is teaching three new in-person camps that cover everything from coding and movie making to analyzing crime scene evidence.

“Camp Valor has something for every interest, and I love to be a part of it,” he said.

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