The fun doesn’t stop during the summer at Father Ryan! Our courts, fields, stages, and classrooms are alive with fun in our highly sought-after summer camps. From baseball and dance to calligraphy and lacrosse, we have something for all interests, abilities, and age levels.
Registration is simple! You can register one child or multiple children for as many camps as you want, all at once. You can also add more camps at a later date and check the schedules without having to reenter your contact information.
Scroll below for descriptions of our many camp offerings.
Summer Camp Leaders
List of 3 members.
Ann Mullins 03
Director of Athletics | Head Volleyball Coach
Assistant Director of Athletics | Girls Lacrosse Coach | Trinity House
Mrs. Ellis earned a Bachelor in Sociology from The College of New Jersey, where she played lacrosse, twice earning All-American honors. Coach Ellis was formerly the associate head woman’s lacrosse coach at Vanderbilt, a program that amassed more than 125 wins, made six Division I NCAA Championship appearances, including a 2004 Final Four appearance, and claimed two American Lacrosse Conference championships. She was named the 2009 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association’s Division I Assistant Coach of the Year. She serves as head coach of the Girls Lacrosse Team and Assistant to the Director of Athletics.
Associate Director of Athletics | Girls Basketball Head Coach | MCSU Moderator | Emerald House
This camp will be headed by volleyball and basketball coach Alex Manes '11. In small groups, campers will participate in baseball, soccer, football, kickball, basketball, dodgeball, track, slip 'n slide, wiffle ball, tag, and relays.
The camp is led by the two-time State Championship Coach Doug Bontrager '81, the Father Ryan coaching staff, and present and former Irish players. The mission of the camp is to help young players learn the skills to take their game and life to the next level. Each day the campers will be introduced to the fundamentals of the game with an emphasis on: shooting, ball handling, defense, rebounding, and team play. Campers will also get the opportunity to improve their skills during the course of the day by participating in both individual and team games. Besides developing basketball skills, the camp staff is committed to working with your son to improve himself as a person. Daily talks will include topics on character traits such as leadership, hard work, commitment, discipline, and being a good teammate. Come dressed and prepared in basketball attire and ready to have fun!
Come see why lacrosse is the fastest growing team sport in the country. In this camp, players will learn (or enhance) the skills required to be the best lacrosse players they can be. The skills covered will be:
Do you enjoy making and creating? Then this camp is for you! Join us to learn how to craft fun and simple projects that you can keep or gift to friends. From hand lettering to painting, we’ll be dabbling with all sorts of creative ventures.
Instruction includes basic cheer techniques, jumps, a spirit dance, and a variety of cheers, chants, and stunts. Cheerleaders will be divided into age-appropriate groups. Daily snacks and drinks will be provided. (Please let us know if your child has a food allergy.) Campers, led by the Father Ryan Cheerleaders, will perform at the end of the week.
Come join us this summer at our FRHS Summer Dance Camp!
Each day your dancers will explore the styles of Ballet, Jazz and Musical Theater dance using some of their favorite music from pop stars to favorite movie show tunes. We will start each morning with a fun warmup and learn proper technique as we learn energetic routines to perform for our end of the week showcase.
Your dancers will love learning along some of our very own FRHS dance company members who will be assisting each day to ensure your child has the best, most safe experience throughout the week.
The Father Ryan Girls Basketball Camp concentrates on teaching players the fundamentals of the game. Ball handling, passing, shooting, and footwork will all be taught, along with offensive moves and defensive positioning and techniques. In addition to skill work, players' mental approach to the game will be addressed and the importance of teamwork will be discussed. All girls will need to bring a basketball to camp each day.
Father Ryan Girls Lacrosse Coach Susan Ellis will guide campers through the techniques needed to develop their lacrosse skills.
Come see why lacrosse is the fastest growing team sport in the country. In this camp, campers will learn (or enhance) the skills required to be the best lacrosse players they can be. The skills covered will be:
During this fun and interactive session, campers will learn how to make a variety of confections. If you love to bake or want to learn how, this camp is for you! Recipes will include cupcakes, cookies, truffles, and more. Campers will build a recipe collection throughout the session and will hold a baking showcase at the end of the week.
Father Ryan's Baseball Camp is a good opportunity for players to fine tune their skills. Campers will be instructed on defense, hitting, base running and pitching. The skills will be enforced through drill work, individual work, and also group work.
The Senior Elite Camp is designed to grow rising 9th-12th grade athletes knowledge in the fundamentals of passing, setting, attacking, serving, blocking, and defense. The camp focus also include themes such as serve receive patterns, team defense and offense, Out of System, and competition. If a player does not have club experience, they will at least need two years of experience in middle school level volleyball to be prepared for camp.
Join us for performing arts camp where each camper will shine like a star! At Shining Stars camp, campers will have fun learning songs, scenes and movement as they prepare for the closing performance at the end of the week. Each camper gets to perform and has their moment to shine! The camp is under the direction of Julie Cox, a professional performer and teaching artist with extensive performing experience in musical theater, opera and concert. Campers will have vocal coaching and direction and will engage in fun activities such as drama games and improvisations. This camp is open to boys and girls, grades 5-8. No prior performing experience necessary. Come shine with us!
The Father Ryan Soccer Camp is a coed camp geared towards the players who wants to push themselves for success at a higher level. The training sessions involve working on one’s technical ability (foot skills, etc.), tactical ability (understanding the game) through small sided and large sided matches, and having fun.
The Father Ryan softball camp provides quality softball instruction on softball fundamentals and improvement in all areas of the game. Emphasis will be on fielding, hitting, bunting, and baserunning. Each day, campers will have the opportunity to improve their skills and softball knowledge with the help of head coach Ashlee Doyle, and current and alumni Father Ryan Irish softball players.
Learn the fundamentals of one of Father Ryan's most storied sports from Coach Pat Simpson '74, the namesake of the Pat Simpson '74 Wrestling Center. 1st-8th graders are invited to get on the mat and find out if becoming an Irish grappler is something they can look forward to in high school.
$100 - Designed for K-8th Graders All Sessions; Afternoon Camp from 12:00 - 4:00pm
Camp Ryan is an afternoon camp offered during all sessions from 12:00-4:00pm. Campers will bring a lunch to eat during lunchtime from 12:00-1:00pm. From 1:00-4:00pm, campers can enjoy a variety of activities, including movies, dodgeball, slip n' slide, sand pit, and kickball!
If you are not attending a morning camp and only attending Camp Ryan, campers do not need to bring a lunch and can be dropped off at 12:45pm.
Campers can take part in general activities like sports, games and art before their camp session begins from 7:30-8:45am.
Before Care is offered every morning of camp and is open to all participants for $25 per week.
Meet Our Summer Camp Coaches
All children must be picked up no later than 30 minutes after their camp ends. If you are unable to do so, please contact Ann Mullins '03 at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 383-4200.
What to Bring? Some camps require participants to bring their own equipment, such as a ball or glove with the camper's name on it. Appropriate clothing for outdoor camps is also requested. Campers are welcome to bring a snack or drink. Contact email@example.com or (615) 383-4200 if your child has a food or other allergy. Read the full descriptions of each camp to determine specific requirements. We also suggest printing and bringing the receipt from your online registration to the first day of camp.
Camp Attire All buildings are air-conditioned. Please wear comfortable clothing. Sports campers should dress in t-shirt and shorts with appropriate shoes or as directed by the camp director. Remember to bring water and apply sunscreen for all outside camps. Each camper will receive a free Father Ryan t-shirt!
Transportation Camps will take place on the Father Ryan campus. Campers may be dropped off beginning at 8:45am, and Before Care is offered for those who need to drop campers off earlier. All campers must be picked up no later than 12:30pm unless campers are attending our afternoon Camp Ryan. If you are unable to do so, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refunds Please direct refund requests to Ann Mullins '03 at email@example.com or (615) 383-4200. Refund requests made after the camp date will be at the camp director's discretion.
Father Ryan High School and its staff are not responsible for student's valuables or other items.