Summer Workshops and Athletic Camps

Brebeuf has always been recognized as a leader in Central Indiana secondary education for its rigor, athletic excellence, and its ability to make learning a meaningful and life-long experience. Now that joy and purpose can be experienced by a younger middle school crowd through Prep. We are excited for another year and recognize we are only able to grow with your support and the participation of our phenomenal faculty and staff.

If you have any questions, please contact us at prep@brebeuf.org.

Register for Prep@Brebeuf Summer Workshops and Athletic Camps

ACADEMIC WORKSHOPS


High School Placement Test (HSPT) Preparation

June 10-14, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
June 17-21, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This test prep workshop is for current 7th seventh grade students, who will be 8th grade students in the fall of 2019.  Campers will work on test-taking strategies and review the five sections on the High School Placement Test (HSPT). On day one, students will take a practice assessment modeled after the HSPT to highlight specific areas that the student needs to work on. During the remainder of the workshop, students will review all of the sections of the HSPT test – Verbal Skills, Math, Reading, Language, and Quantitative Skills. Some of the areas that will be emphasized during the course are time management, problem solving strategies, and content learning.

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) can be a daunting challenge to middle school students and a stressful part of the application process to an independent school. Let us take away some of the intimidation by preparing your child to do his or her best work on this important exam.

All students who register for either of the HSPT prep camps, will automatically be registered for the official HSPT and take the test on Friday (the last day of the week of camp).


Crime Scene Investigation

June 10-14, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Investigate a mock-murder scene by collecting and analyzing evidence. Students in this workshop will solve a murder by analyzing hair, fiber, ballistic, fingerprint, and blood evidence. They’ll even prepare and run a real DNA fingerprint to help figure out “who done it”! Students will use equipment such as microscopes, calipers, and gel electrophoresis chambers.


Escape Room

June 10-14, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
June 17-21, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

If you enjoy scavenger hunts, cracking codes, and working with others to solve puzzles against a clock, then you might have what it takes to Escape The Room! Escape Room is an exciting live-action game where participants use critical thinking, communication, and creativity as they work together to “escape” a themed room before the allotted time expires. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience an escape room, learn about different kinds of puzzles and code-cracking, then use their new-found knowledge to plan, design, and implement an escape room for fellow PREP@Brebeuf attendees and parents.


Biotechnology

June 17-21, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

During this lab-intensive, exciting experience, students will isolate their DNA and wear it in a necklace, make bacteria glow, and run a DNA fingerprint to determine the identity of a criminal. Students will be introduced to biotechniques used in the study of genetics and biochemistry such as PCR, ELISA, vertical and horizontal gel electrophoresis, and column chromatography. This is a rare experience for middle school students – don’t miss this opportunity!


ATHLETIC CAMPS


Track & Field / Cross Country

June 3-7, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Grades: K-8th

Prep runners will enhance their running and speed development at Brebeuf Jesuit’s Track and St. Vincent Health Field, and also on one of the few, true Cross Country courses in the state. The running workshop is designed to help ALL athletes in ALL sports improve their speed, agility, and coordination by doing plyometric drills, speed chutes, bungee, and drills designed to increase propulsion, responses, and rate of stride. Prep runners will conclude their week with a track meet, where all families are invited and encouraged to attend.

Head Cross Country/Track Coach Karl Knerr ’74, has 27 years of experience in Cross Country and over 30 years in Track & Field. He led the Braves to 4 consecutive State Finals in cross country and led the Girls Cross Country Team to a 4th place finish in the State Championships last year. He just finished his 7th year as head track & field coach, and was named back-to-back-to-back IATCCC Coach of the Year as well as NFHS Boys Track & Field Coach of Year in 2014.


Boys Basketball

June 10-14, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Grades: 1st-9th

Prep players will gain court-confidence from an intensive physical study of the fundamentals of the game of basketball under the guidance of Boys Head Coach Todd Howard and his staff. Prep players will bring their game to a new level: from drills in dribbling to shooting, to games and strategy exercises, players will gain the keys to success on the court.


Girls Basketball

June 17-21, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Grades: 1st-8th

Head Girls Basketball Coach Erin Miller has just completed her first season as the Head Coach and sixth with the program. Before coming to Brebeuf, Coach MIller was an Assistant for the Girls Basketball team at Brownsburg High School. Coach Miller was a three-sport student-athlete at Greencastle High School and played Women’s Basketball at DePauw University.


Boys & Girls Soccer

July 8-12, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Grades: 1st-9th

Prep soccer players will not only develop and refine their soccer skills of dribbling, passing and shooting, but are sure to also have a great time becoming immersed into the Brebeuf Jesuit Soccer culture under the guidance of Boys Head Coach Carlos Zavaleta and Girls Head Coach Angela Berry White.

The Prep soccer camp will focus on individual skill-building activities as well as team-oriented strategies.

Coach Zavaleta has guided the Braves to two Marion County Championships, four Sectional Championships, one Regional Championship, one Semi-State Championship, as well as an IHSAA State Tournament Runner-Up in 2014. Coach Zavaleta is also the Director of the Indiana Soccer Academy, and has decades of collegiate, professional playing and coaching experience.

Coach Berry White has guided the Braves to multiple Conference, Marion County and Sectional, Regional, and Semi-State Championships, as well as a State and National Championship. A native of Indianapolis, Coach Berry White was a prep superstar and Marion County Athlete-of-the-Year before an All-American playing career at George Mason and playing on the U.S. National Team. Coach Berry White was the first female player named to the Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame. She has coaching experience at Indiana University, Butler University and Carmel United.


Girls Volleyball

July 15-19, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Grades: 7th-9th

Prep volleyball players will learn player positional skill sets and game strategies as they build in-game intelligence needed to gain an edge in any game. Prep players will also have the opportunity to work on individual drills and practice those skills in challenging scrimmages.

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PREP@BREBEUF DETAILS

Weather-Related/Emergency Cancellations

If for any reason PREP at Brebeuf needs to be cancelled, parents will be notified via the registrant email on file. If time does not permit this to happen, the staff will attempt to contact you by phone or advise you of the situation as you arrive for drop-off.

Refund Policy

Academic Workshops

If a workshop is cancelled, we will personally contact you and attempt to schedule your child for another workshop, if applicable. We will alert you to any cancellations by Friday, May 31, 2019. You will receive a full workshop price refund (though, regrettably, we cannot refund the credit-card processing fee). If your child withdrawals from the program before Friday, May 31, 2019, a refund will be granted (minus the credit-card processing fee). If your child withdrawals from the program after Friday, May 31, 2019, no refund will be granted.

Athletic Camps

If you withdrawal from an athletic camp with less than two weeks’ notice from the camp’s starting date, no refund will be granted. A refund will be granted for any withdrawals given with two weeks or more notice, though, regrettably, we cannot refund the credit-card processing fee.

Drop-off/Pick-up Procedures

Please access Brebeuf through the gym lobby entrance.  We ask that you sign your child in on the first Monday morning with our faculty members in the gym lobby.