Youth Camps


INSTRUCTIONS: Click on the header of your desired camp to register!


Day of the Girl Camp

Have you heard about the “Day of the Girl?” From the Day of the Girl website: On October 11 of every year, dynamic groups across the world (led by girls, of course) act to highlight, discuss, celebrate and ultimately advance girls’ lives and opportunities across the globe. On this day, girls come together to talk about what really matters to them. October 11 is not just a day— it’s a movement— and USF is joining in one day early! At USF’s “Day of the Girl” camp, 5th-8th grade girls will work towards exploring new career options; discuss appealing careers and be guided to create a plan for reaching career goals; work on raising self-esteem and improving body image by critically analyzing media, including ads, commercials, television shows, etc. and discussing how to ignore the negative messages the media sometimes presents; discover where they fit in within their social groups, and learn the signs of bullying along with ways to stop it should it be encountered and receive tips and practice building confidence and assertiveness in their everyday lives.

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $55 per person

Boy Scouts Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics

Explore the world of robotics and use LEGO® elements that integrate key STEM concepts (science, technology, engineering and math) as you work as a team to create a robot and complete your Robotics Merit Badge in one day! Workshops cover all badge requirements and will be held at University of St. Francis, Donovan Hall, 500 Wilcox Street, Joliet. Scouts are asked to bring a snack and sack lunch. Workshop registration deadline is one week prior to start date. Instructor: James Derk, USF LEGO® Instructor.

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $60 per person