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Bishop McNamara


The goal of the Bishop McNamara Catholic School Summer Enrichment Program is to motivate and challenge all students to pursue learning opportunities that address and meet their educational needs. At Bishop McNamara we encourage children to make deeper connections to learning while challenging each to strive for personal growth, and a better understanding of self in the world around them. We recognize that there is a shared responsibility for enrichment: students, administrators, teachers and parents. Summer Enrichment Programs will enhance your students' education and lead to positive learning outcomes.



June 10th -27th, 2019

Monday - Thursday

8: 00 am - 12: 00 noon


BIshop McNamara Catholic School (Kankakee Site)

550 W. Brookmont Boulevard

Kankakee, IL 60901


Students entering 6th, 7th, 8th grade who are interested in enriching their education. 


Fees are covered by an educational grant. Registration is limited to first come, first serve basis. 




Registration and Permission Slip


Program Highlights


Digital Photography

Drawing & Painting

Fitness & Fun

Camp Olympic Day

Flag Football

Learning Better English

Communication Skills


Math Camp Challenge


Effective Reading


Stem Learning

Fun With Physics

Public Speaking & Debate

Social Learning

Frequently Asked Questions

What can you expect to gain?

The core of our BMCS school enrichment program will be differentiated instruction with the incorporation of thinking processes/ habits of mind and problem solving integrated into rich, fine quality content, relevant connections, and skill development in all content areas.  We will create a culture of learners that have fun learning, follow their curiosity, pose questions, reflect on learning, and set goals to challenge. 

What should I bring?

Students can bring water bottles and a snack (allergen-free). There will be some outdoor activities, sunscreen and a hat are recommended.

What should I wear?

Comfortable clothing. A t-shirt will be given to each student attending that will be worn on the field trips.

Is transportation included?

Parents are responsible for getting their students to and from the program on time. The program begins promptly at 8: 00 am and students will be dismissed promptly at 12 noon.

Field Trip transportation will be provided to and from. Parents must have included their permission (by checking the appropriate boxes) on the registration for their student to attend the field trips. Students who do not have permission will not be permitted to attend. There is not an on-site alternative for these days.

Do I have to be enrolled at BMCS to attend?

You do not have to be a student enrolled at BMCS to attend the Summer Enrichment Program.

What documents do I have to bring?

There are no required identification documents needed.

If your student has an allergy or will be needing to take medications while at the summer enrichment program, you will need to send a note explaining their medical circumstances.

Are walk-in registrations welcome?

Registration prior to attending the Summer Enrichment Program is needed to attend.

Field Trip Information

University of Illinois, Chicago

June 13, 2019

Leaving BMCS at 8:10 am to travel to  UIC.

While at UIC, students will have an opportunity to meet with Mr. Kyle Decker (BMCS Alumnus, Class of 2004). Mr. Decker will provide a campus tour, athletic facilities tour and classroom observance.

Students will be returning to BMCS at 12 noon for pickup.

Illinois Institute of Technology

June 20, 2019

Leaving BMCS at 8:10 am to travel to IIT.

While at ITT, students will have an opportunity to tour the ITT campus, sit in on a STEM Lab classroom and talk with professors.

Students will be returning to BMCS at 12 noon for pickup

Olivet Nazarene College

June 27, 2019

Leaving BMCS at 8:10 to travel to ONU.

While at ONU, students will be attending an astronomy presentation at the Olivet Strickler Planetarium, campus and athletic facility tours.

Students will be returning to BMCS at 12 noon for pickup.


Mr. Curtis Crossley, Dean of Students

(815) 932.7413