Camps & Clinics

Join the summer fun at Knoxville Catholic High School!  Our summer camps are open to the community and provide a safe place  to explore new interests and improve skills. Contact us at for general inquiries.

Band Camp

June 19 – June 23
Morning Session: 9:00 to 11:30 am / Afternoon Session: 12:30 to 3:00 pm 
Rising 5th grade (beginners): 9:00 to 11:30 am – $100
Rising 6th through 8th grades (leadership camp): 9:00 to 11:30 am – $50
Rising 6th through 8th grades (current band students): 12:30 to 3:00 pm – $100 

Morning sessions introduce the fundamentals for how to successfully play a band instrument. This session will also serve as a leadership camp for current middle school band students. Afternoon sessions are designed for current band students moving into grades 6 through 8. There will be a concert on the last day of camp. Middle school students who plan to attend the leadership camp in the morning and the afternoon session should bring a sack lunch. pdf Band Camp Flyer
Click here to register for Band Camp.

Contact: Janet Harrigan

Math Refresher

July 17 – July 21
Six 90-minute sessions 6th grade through Calculus
$200 per student 

This week long camp is for students who wish to clean out the summertime cobwebs before school starts.  We offer individual classes ranging from 6th grade through Calculus, including multiple levels of Algebra and Geometry.  Each class is 90 minutes per day and has a limit of 18 students. pdf Math Camp 2017 Information
Click here to register for Math Refresher Camp.

Contact: Jennifer Parris

Robotics: Lego Mindstorm

June 5 – June 8
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Rising 5th through 9th grades
$250 per student 

Campers will work in small teams (based on experience level) to design, build, program, and test autonomous robots using the LEGO Mindstorm Invention System. Under the supervision of FIRST Robotics Competition volunteers, your child will develop STEM skills.  This 4th annual camp is under the direction of Mr. Douglas Parris, mentor to the KCHS Robotichauns – one of the southeast’s leading robotics program.  The program is tiered to meet the needs of novices and returning campers. Click here to register for Robotics Camp.

Contact: Douglas Parris

Writing Workshop – The Essay: Step by Step

Session 1: July 17 – July 21 (9:00 am to 12:00 noon)
Session 2: July 24 – July 28 (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm)
Rising 9th through 12th grades
$200 per student (includes materials)

This workshop is recommended for those students who struggle with transcribing their ideas into a coherent, cohesive essay which communicates those ideas clearly to the reader. This workshop is also a perfect preparation for rising freshman or sophomore English students as they encounter the challenge of high school writing. Choose the session that works best with your summer schedule. pdf Writing Workshop 2017 Information
Click here to register for the Writing Workshop.

For more information about the writing workshops, contact: Nikki Mynatt

Writing Workshop – Writing about Literature/Using Sources

Session 1: July 17 – July 21 (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm)
Session 2: July 24 – July 28 (9:00 am to 12:00 noon)
Rising 9th through 12th grades
$200 per student 

This camp is ideal for students who struggle to articulate and organize their thoughts when writing about literature. The camp will also offer instructions and practice in MLA formatting and citations. And finally the camp would be ideal for those students who wish to discuss and write about summer reading prior to the beginning of school. pdf Writing Workshop 2017 Information
Click here to register for the Writing Workshop.

For more information about the writing workshops, contact: Nikki Mynatt

All Sports Camp

June 19 – June 23
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (drop-off as early as 8:00 am; $5 charge per day for 4:30 pm pick-up)
Rising K through 8th Grades
$175 per camper (family pricing available)

KCHS is excited to offer this very popular camp for a second year in a row. This camp focuses on introducing a variety of sports to kids in a safe environment.  This camp uses a proven formula that combines working on fundamentals and skills training with an equal amount of time playing a variety of fun and competitive games (to apply these skills). Besides skill development in multiple sports, there will also be a consistent focus on sportsmanship and fun. In today’s culture, kids are often pressured to concentrate on one sport. The All Sports Camp provides an opportunity to experience new sports and explore other interests. Learning from some of the Southeast’s top coaches, along with talented high school athletes, is the perfect recipe to build confidence in any young athlete. Click here to register for All Sports Camp.

Contact: Howie Sompayrac

Baseball Camp 

June 12 – June 14, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon (8:30 am registration on June 12)
Rising 3rd through Rising 8th Grade
$100 per camper
Learn the fundamentals of baseball – or fine tune skills – with KCHS Head Coach Caleb Moore, his staff, and players. Click here to register for Baseball Camp.

Contact: Coach Caleb Moore

Basketball – Boys

May 31 – June 2
Ages 8 to 10: 9:00 to 11:30 am
Ages 11 to Rising 8th Grade: 12:30 to 3:00 pm
$100 per camper (family pricing available)

Learn the fundamentals of basketball from KCHS Head Coach Mike Hutchens, his staff, and players during the 28th Annual Basketball Camp. Boys will learn the following skills: defensive footwork, team rotation, box-out techniques, shooting, passing, catching, dribbling, moving without the ball, and attitude. Click here to register for the Boys Basketball Camp.

Contact: Coach Mike Hutchens

Basketball – Girls

May 31 – June 2 (6:00 to 9:00 pm)
Ages 8 to 16
$100 per camper (family pricing available)

Learn the fundamentals of basketball from KCHS Head Coach Alex Bowers, his staff, and players. Whether you are a newcomer to the sport or a varsity level player, the Lady Irish Basketball Camp will help players of all ages develop and improve their skills. Click here to register for Girls Basketball Camp.

Contact: Coach Alex Bowers

Smith & Smith Catholic Football Camp

July 6 and 7, 9:00 to 12:00 noon (8:30 to 9:00 am registration on July 6)
Rising K through 8th grade – Boys and Girls Welcome 
$20 non-refundable registration fee

Campers will receive direct instruction from Harrison Smith (Minnesota Vikings) and Lee Smith (Buffalo Bills), and other NFL players! KCHS Head Football Coach Steve Matthews, his staff, and players are opening the gates to Blaine Stadium for your child to learn more about the game from pro athletes. Participants will learn basic fundamentals of football, along with speed and agility drills, and all aspects of being successful on the field. Click here to register and pay for Football Camp A $20 non-refundable registration fee reserves your child’s place at the camp.  Thank you for your interest.

Contact: Coach Steve Matthews

Knox Area Girls Lacrosse Camp

June 5 – June 8, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Rising 9th through 12th grade
$100 per camper ($25 discount per additional sibling)

June 6 – June 8, 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Rising 3rd through 8th grade
$75 per camper ($25 discount per additional sibling)

Campers will be group by age and ability.  High school and advanced 8th grade players (coach recommendation required) will be coached by area college coaches and players.  Younger players will be coached by area high school coaches and college players.  Campers will receive instruction on fundamentals, playing positions, setting up plays, and ball movement.  Following registration, you will be contacted by the camp director to establish placement and equipment needs.  This camp is for beginners and seasoned lacrosse players.  Water bottle and t-shirt included in camp fee.  Click here to register for Lacrosse Camp.

Contact: Coach Anna Turner

Irish Soccer Camp

June 12 – June 15, 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Rising 5th through 8th grade (boys and girls)
$100 per camper ($25 discount for additional siblings)
Soccer specific training and FUN for boys and girls, directed by KCHS Head Coach Vahan Janoyan, assisted by the Lady Irish Soccer Team.  The camp provides players with a total soccer experience as well as an effective training environment to further their technical and tactical abilities.  Bring water, shin guards, and your soccer ball.  T-shirt and water bottle included with fee.  Click here to register for Soccer Camp.

Contact: Coach Vahan Janoyan

Lady Irish Fastpitch Softball Camp

June 5 – June 7, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
7 years old through rising 8th grade
$100 per camper ($125 for day of registration) 

Join the Lady Irish Softball players and staff this summer for a 3-day instructional camp!  Under the direction of KCHS Head Coach Sarah Bailey, a former Lady Vol and NCAA 2-time First Team All American, campers will develop skills that will enable them to improve immediately as a fastpitch softball player.  Participants will build their game knowledge in small group settings, playing skill-specific games to maximize fun and development.  Each day will end with everyone’s favorite…Crazy Olympics! Register online for the Lady Irish Fastpitch Softball Camp.

Contact: Coach Sarah Bailey

Volleyball Camp – Girls

July 10 – July 12, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Rising 3rd through 8th grades
$125 per camper

This camp will emphasize fundamental skills: passing, setting, hitting, individual defense, and serving.  Campers will work in groups based on skill level.  Players should bring knee pads. Click here to register for Volleyball Camp.

Contact: Coach Brent Carter