Something for Everyone!
The fun doesn’t stop during the summer at Father Ryan! Our courts, fields, stages, and classrooms are alive with pulse-pounding action in our highly sought-after summer camps. From baseball to dance to calligraphy to 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

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  • Photo of Ann Mullins

    Ann Mullins 03

    Director of Athletics | Head Volleyball Coach
  • Photo of Susan Ellis

    Susan Ellis 

    Assistant Athletic Director | Girls Lacrosse Coach | Trinity House
    Bio
  • Photo of Tony McLeod

    Tony McLeod 

    Associate Director of Athletics | Girls Basketball Head Coach | MCSU Moderator | Emerald House

Questions?

With any questions, please email Ann Mullins '03 at mullinsa@fatherryan.org
Summer Camps

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  • All-Sports Camp

    Designed for Rising 1st-8th Graders
    All sessions 

    $155 - 9:00am -12:00pm

    Coach: Joe Coode '79
    coodej@fatherryan.org

    This camp will be headed by baseball and football coach Joe Coode '79. In small groups, campers will participate in baseball, soccer, football, kickball, lacrosse, archery, wrestling, basketball, dodgeball and track.
  • Boys Basketball Camp

    $155 - Designed for Rising 3rd-8th Graders
    Session 1: June 1-4, 9:00am -12:00pm

    Coach: Doug Bontrager '81
    bontragerd@fatherryan.org

    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!
  • Boys Lacrosse Camp

    $155 - Designed for Rising 1st-8th Graders
    Session 5: July 12-16, 9:00am -12:00pm
    Coach: Matt Puryear
    puryearm@fatherryan.org

    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:
    • Shooting
    • Dodging
    • Stick Skills
    • Fast Breaks
    • Offense - team and individual
    • Defense - team and individual
    • Clears
    • Fun, competitive games
  • Calligraphy Camp

    $155 - Designed for Rising 5th-8th Graders
    Session 1: June 1-4, 9:00am -12:00pm

    Coach: Jennifer Allen
    allenj@fatherryan.org

    From fancy handwriting to formal calligraphy scripts, this camp is a
    great choice for those who love to letter and want an overview of several different styles. We’ll go from drawing letters with pencils to
    using markers to old-fashioned nibs and ink. Campers will be introduced to a variety of calligraphy hands and will even take a shot at creating their own. Projects will include envelope design, signature creation, and quote or lyric layouts, and campers will leave with a few supplies to continue their lettering journeys well after the session concludes.
  • Cheerleading Camp

    $155 - Designed for Rising K-8th Graders
    Session 2: June 7-11, 9:00am -12:00pm

    Coaches: Markeisha Hawkins-Rucker, Katie Long, and Kelley Carr
    hawkinsm@fatherryan.org

    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.
  • Dance Camp

    $155 - Designed for Rising K-4th Graders
    Session 3: June 14-18, 9:00am -12:00pm

    Come join us this summer at our FRHS Summer Dance Camp "Pop Princesses."

    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.

    Coach: Lauri Dismuke
    dismukel@fatherryan.org
  • Girls Basketball Camp

    $155 - Designed for Rising 3rd-8th Graders
    Session 3: June 14-18, 9:00am - 12:00pm 

    Coach: Tony McLeod
    mcleodt@fatherryan.org

    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.
  • Girls Lacrosse Camp

    $155 - Designed for Rising 5th-8th Graders
    Session 2: June 7-11, 9:00am -12:00pm

    Coach: Susan Ellis
    elliss@fatherryan.org

    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:
    • Shooting
    • Dodging
    • Stick Skills
    • Fast Breaks
    • Offense - team and individual
    • Defense - team and individual
    • Clears
    • Fun, competitive games

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  • Irish Baking Camp

    $155 - Designed for Rising 5th-8th Graders
    Session 2: June 7-11, 9:00am -12:00pm

    Coach: Jennifer Allen
    allenj@fatherryan.org

    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.
  • Junior Baseball Camp

    $155 - Designed for Rising 1st-4th Graders
    Session 1: June 1-4, 9:00am-12:00pm

    Coach: Michael Mascari '96
    mascarim@fatherryan.org

    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.

    Campers will be responsible for bringing the following:
    • Baseball hat
    • Baseball pants
    • Cleats
    • Tennis shoes
    • Bat
    • Glove
  • Junior Volleyball Camp

    $155 - Designed for Rising 5th-8th Graders
    Session 5: July 12-15, 9:00am-12:00pm

    Coach: Ann Mullins '03
    mullinsa@fatherryan.org

    Junior volleyball Camp is designed to grow rising 5th-8th 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.
  • Rugby Camp

    $155 - Designed for Rising 5th-8th Graders
    Session 2: June 7-11, 9:00am-12:00pm
    Session 3: June 14-18, 9:00am-12:00pm

    Coaches: Tommy Ragsdale and Ben Hobbs

    In this camp, players will learn (or enhance) the skills required to be the best rugby player they can be. The skills covered will be:

    Individual skills: handling, running, kicking, and contact skills. 

    Unit skills: scrums, line-outs, attack, and defense. 

    Mini-unit skills: support play, second-phase play, and kick starts.
  • Senior Volleyball Camp

    $155 - Designed for Rising 9th-12th Graders
    Session 6: July 19-23, 9:00am-12:00pm

    Coach: Ann Mullins '03
    mullinsa@fatherryan.org

    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.
  • Senior Baseball Camp

    $155 - Designed for Rising 5th-8th Graders
    Session 2: June 7-11, 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Coach: Michael Mascari '96
    mascarim@fatherryan.org

    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.

    Campers will be responsible for the following:
    • Baseball hat
    • Baseball pants
    • Cleats
    • Tennis shoes
    • Bat
    • Glove
    • Catching gear (if you are a catcher)
  • Soccer Camp

    $155 - Designed for Rising 1st-8th Graders, Boys & Girls
    Session 3: June 14-18, 9:00am-12:00pm
    Session 5: July 12-16, 9:00am-12:00pm

    Coach: Robin Dieterich '73
    dieterichr@fatherryan.org

    The Father Ryan Soccer Camp, taught by Father Ryan Head Coach Robin Dieterich '73, 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.
  • Softball Camp

    $155 - Designed for Rising 3rd-8th Graders
    Session 1: June 1-4, 9:00am -12:00pm

    Coach: Ashlee Doyle
    doylea@fatherryan.org

    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.

    Please bring:
    • Glove
    • Cleats and Tennis Shoes
    • Bat (if you have one)
    • Helmet (if you have one)
  • Wrestling Camp

    $155 - Designed for Rising 1st-8th Graders
    Session 1: June 1-4, 9:00am -12:00pm

    Coach: Pat Simpson '74
    simpsonp@fatherryan.org

    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. 

Before Care

Campers can take part in general activities like sports, games and art before their camp session ends.

Before Care is offered every morning of camp and is open to all participants for $15 a day or $75 per week. There is no After-Care offered this year.

Meet Our Summer Camp Coaches

FAQs

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 mullinsa@fatherryan.org or (615) 383-4200.

Camp Fees
All camps begin at 9:00am and end at 12:00pm and cost $155.

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 mullinsa@fatherryan.org 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. If you are unable to do so, please contact mullinsa@fatherryan.org.

Refunds
Please direct refund requests to Ann Mullins '03 at mullinsa@fatherryan.org 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.