Camp Irish

Imagine summer experiences where your child grows in mind, body and spirit – join the summer fun at Knoxville Catholic High School! Camp Irish 2019 is open to everyone and provides a safe place to explore new interests and improve skills.

Band Camp

June 10–14, 2019
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.
Registration coming soon.

Summer Math Camp

July 8–12, 2019
Six 90-minute sessions 5th 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. Registration coming soon.

Contact: Jennifer Parris


June 3–6, 2019

Parent Showcase Thursday at 1 p.m. on June 6
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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 6th 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. Registration coming soon.

Contact: Douglas Parris

Writing Workshop – The Essay: Step by Step

July 22–26, 2019
9 a.m. to Noon
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. Registration coming soon.

Contact: Nikki Mynatt.

Writing Workshop – Writing about Literature/Using Sources

July 22–26, 2019
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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. Registration coming soon.

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

All Sports Camp

Dates TBA
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (drop-off as early as 8:00 am; $5 charge per day for 4:30 pm pick-up)
Rising K through 8th Grades
$195 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. Registration coming soon.

Contact: Howie Sompayrac

Baseball Camp

Dates TBA
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. Registration coming soon.

Contact: Coach Caleb Moore

Basketball – Boys

Dates TBA
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 our 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. Registration coming soon.

Contact: Coach Mike Hutchens

Basketball – Girls

Dates TBA
Ages 8 to 10: 9:00 to 11:00 am
Ages 11 to Rising 8th Grade: 12:00 to 2:00 pm
$125 per camper (family pricing available)

Spend three days learning how to think and play the game at a high level. Campers will gain the basic knowledge that helps aid great players advance within the game of basketball. Key components of camp will include skill fundamental training, agility, shooting technique and form, in-game situational development as well as strength and conditioning. Coach Freeman Pinkney has a long list of accolades and playing experience, including playing professional basketball. The camp will be assisted by Lady Irish players, KCHS staff, and knowledgeable volunteers. Registration coming soon.

Contact: Coach Freeman Pinkney

Smith & Smith Catholic Football Camp

July 11–12, 2019
8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (7:30 to 8:00 am registration on July 11)

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 (Oakland Raiders), 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.  A $20 non-refundable registration fee reserves your child’s place at the camp. Registration coming soon.

Contact: Coach Steve Matthews

Click here to learn more about Catholic Youth Football (ages 8 through 8th grades).

Knox Area Girls Lacrosse Camp

Dates TBA
High School (and advanced 8th graders)
$120 per camper ($15 discount per additional sibling)

Dates TBA
Rising 3rd through 8th grade
$85 per camper ($15 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. Registration coming soon.

Contact: Coach Anna Turner

Irish Soccer Camp

Dates TBA
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.  Registration coming soon.

Contact: Coach Vahan Janoyan

Volleyball Camp I

July 8–12, 2019
Rising 3rd through 6th grade: 9:00 to 12:00 noon
Rising 7th through 9th grade: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
$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.  All volleyball camps are for girls. Click here to register for Volleyball Camp.

Contact: Coach Brent Carter

Volleyball Camp: Setters & Hitters

July 11–12, 2019
9 a.m. to Noon

$75 per camper

An intense 2-day training session focusing on drills and skills specific to hitting and passing.  Players should bring knee pads. Registration coming soon.

Contact: Coach Brent Carter

Volleyball Camp: Passing & Defense

July 11_12, 2019
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

$75 per camper

An intense 2-day training session focusing on drills and skills specific to advanced passing and defense.  Players should bring knee pads. Registration coming soon.

Contact: Coach Brent Carter

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