Week Two of the official St. Rita High School Summer Camp season is off to a great start. The 37-Acre Campus is filled with summer activity.
Soccer Camp for grammar school students and incoming freshman, led by Coaches Tim McCarthy '85 and Bob Kellam '92, is building on the program's recent momentum--including ongoing construction of a new locker room. Many young men are honing their soccer skills on Cronin Field at Doyle Stadium each morning.
As soon as Soccer Camp concludes each day, Head Football Coach Todd Kuska '90 and several talented young quarterbacks take to Doyle Stadium's state-of-the-art turf playing surface as Kuska helps them sharpen their QB aptitudes.
In the evenings, Head Basketball Coach Gary DeCesare and his staff gather athletes from grades five through eight on St. Rita Gymnasium's hardwood for drills to help them improve their dribbling, shooting, passing and defensive techniques.
Also this week, Coach Kuska and his coaching staff welcome incoming freshmen at Doyle Stadium each evening for Football Camp.
Several campers, of more than 150 grammar school students of all ages with sought-after spots in Coach Jay Standring's (HON) ever-popular Recreation Camp, are still talking about last week's special, behind-the-scenes tour of Notre Dame, including the stadium, locker room, ice rink, Basilica and bookstore. This week, the campers are headed to Haunted Trails Family Amusement Park in Burbank for some off-campus fun.
In more off-campus summer action, the St. Rita Cheerleaders, led by Coaches Kim Williams and Missy Smialek, are attending Cheer Camp in Aurora. Many Cheerleaders meet on campus each morning before joining the rest of the squad at camp.