**There are no camp details for Summer 2024 yet, but see the list below for the types of camps typically offered at BFA during the summer. Camps will be announced in the Principal Newsletter and listed on this webpage each spring.*

Summer Camps, 2023

Note: If you’re looking for information about the full-day Lightning Bolt Summer Camp, go to this page.

Boys and Girls Basketball Camps

Girls of all abilities are encouraged to attend the Girls Summer Basketball Camp from 8 – 11 a.m., July 10-13 at BFA. Incoming fifth through eighth grade girls will work on furthering the development of dribbling, shooting, offensive, and defensive skills through drills, game situations, and fun activities! See the flier for more details and complete the registration form.

Boys of all abilities are encouraged to attend the Boys Summer Basketball Camp from 9 – noon, July 31 – Aug. 3 at BFA. Incoming fifth through eighth grade girls will work on furthering the development of dribbling, shooting, offensive, and defensive skills through drills, game situations, and fun activities! See the flier for more details and complete the registration form.

Biology Camp for Your Curious Student!

Join us for a fun and exciting Biology Camp from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. June 12-15 at BFA. We will learn interesting facts and then dissect various organisms, while we look at characteristics of life around our school, rivers, and oceans. The camp is hosted by Ms. Svensen and is open to all incoming 5th-8th graders.

Cheer Camp

We are so excited for our summer cheer camp for students in grades 3-8. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. until noon, June 26 – 30. Please email Ms. Whelan at kwhelan@bfacademy.org or Mrs. Harms at nharms@bfacademy.org with any questions. The cost is $100 and includes poms and a t-shirt. 

For more information, see the summercheerflier.

Chemistry Camp for Future Entrepreneurs – TIME CHANGE!

Incoming students in grades 5-8 interested in learning how to make lotions, bath bombs, soaps, and other fun products, please join us for a 3-day Chemistry Camp 4 Future Entrepreneurs!  The camp is from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 19 – 21** at Ben Franklin Academy.

Ms. Svensen and Mrs. Paulson will teach you how you can make your own great products and learn from an industry professional while investigating how daily hygiene products are made. Click on this link for more information and to sign up.

**Please note the new dates and shorter camp (due to schedule conflict, we reduce the camp dates and cost.) Sign up by May 15, and get the camp for ONLY $200. The price goes up May 16.

Chemistry Camp for those who Love things that Fizz, Bubble or Explode!

Join us for a fun and exciting Chemistry Camp from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. July 10-13 at BFA. Each day will have a different theme around chemistry. If you love anything that fizz, bubbles or explodes, this is the camp for you! The camp is hosted by Ms. Svensen and is open to all incoming 4th-8th graders.

Crochet Camp

Ever Wanted to learn how to make Amigurumi Dolls? Or just learn how to crochet? This three-day camp hosted by Mrs. Paulson and Mrs. Jones will get you started for only $100. This camp is for incoming 4th Graders to outgoing 8th graders, and runs from noon to 3:30 p.m. June 12 – 14 at BFA.

During this camp, students will learn the basics of crocheting, while making cute worry worms, an Amigurumi Chick, and one additional animal that students will select at camp.

Space is limited to 25. The early bird discount is $75 and runs through May 15. Click here to register.

Kindergarten Boot Camp with Miss. McGinty

If you have an incoming kindergartener, Miss. McGinty will be hosting two sessions of Kindergarten Boot Camp this summer. This is a great way for your new kindie to see the school, get a glimpse of what some of the lessons will be like, and meet some of their classmates. This can make the transition in the fall much smoother. 

The sessions are four days each, Monday through Thursday, and run from 10 a.m. until noon each day. Session 1 is June 5 – 8, and Session 2 is June 12-15. Cost is $85 per child. Please sign up here.

Science Camps – Sign up for National Parks, Chemistry, Ocean and Forensics Weeks!

Come join Mrs. Flint at Science Camp this summer! Incoming second through sixth graders are welcome to participate in one or more sessions. There are four different camp themes—National Parks, Chemistry, Ocean and Forensics—and each camp includes lots of terrific activities so kids will have fun and learn a little science along the way! Choose from several different weeks and two different times. Spots are limited so see the flier, and click on this form to sign up today!

Soccer Camp

2023 BFA Summer Soccer Camp run by Ms. Svensen is open to any incoming student in grades 5 – 8 for 2023-2024 school year. Soccer camp will focus on mastering soccer’s essential skills, and using individual ability in 1v1, 1v2, 2v2, 2v3 small group settings essential for the building blocks of the full field game, both indoor and outdoor. The camp is scheduled July 17-20 from 8:30-11 a.m. on the BFA turf and large gym. Whether you want to play for BFA or want to try something new, it’s a great opportunity to play some soccer with other middle schoolers this summer. 

Soccer Kick-Around Camp

Any incoming middle schooler interested in playing soccer this summer, can sign up for the Soccer Kick-Arounds and join us every Tuesday morning for some friendly soccer games. Games will be from 8:30-10 a. m. on Tuesdays, May 30 – August 8. Click on the Kick Arounds link for more information and to register. 

Summer Bootcamp

Help prevent some of the inevitable Summer Slide by joining Sarah Harrell, and Ellen Cain, for their 5th annual Summer Bootcamp at BFA! They will be hosting BFA Bootcamp sessions in BFA’s Outdoor Classroom for incoming Kindies as well as first, second and third graders. Incoming Kindies will meet for 1.5 hours per day, and all other students will meet 2 hours a day. The June and July Bootcamps will meet over 3 consecutive days.

Space is limited, so please see their sign up for additional information and to get registered.

Superhero STEAM Camp

Mrs. Tickle is offering a SUPERHERO STEAM CAMP this summer from 9-11:30 a.m., June 12-16. The STEAM Camp is for students CURRENTLY in grades 2-4.

To find out more information, see the flier. Space is limited, so be sure to register today! 

Photography Camp

Ms. Konesky is offering a Photography Camp this summer to help students ages 9+ learn about shutter speed, ISO, aperture, composition and more! It’s going to be a blast with walking photography trips to Flyin’ B park, along the canal trail, and in the surrounding neighborhoods. The camp is from 9 – 11:30 a.m., June 5-9, at BFA. See the flier for all the details, and click here to register.

Volleyball Camp

All incoming 2023 BFA 5th-8th grade BOYS and GIRLS are welcome to register for the co-ed volleyball camp held at BFA! The day camp will be from July 24-28, with a morning session for beginners and an afternoon session for experienced players. The cost is $250 for the week. In addition, there are evening clinics on July 24, 25, and 26 for those who want to focus on specific skills. The evening clinics run from 5:30 – 7 p.m. and are $50 per session or $125 for all three clinics.

To register, please complete this form which includes payment information.

AM session – 9:00 am – noon – $250 per student
PM session – 1:00 – 4:00 – $250 per student
Serving clinics July 24, 25 and 26, 5:30 – 7:00 – $50 each (can attend all for $125)