#FutureBlazers Summer Experiences

Trinity Gambit Chess Workshops
Photography Workshop
#FutureBlazer Experiences offer a variety of activities for rising 6th though 8th grade girls to experience the empowerment of Trinity High School.  Please note the ages for each workshop and experience.
Have an awesome summer at Trinity!

Workshops and experiences for rising 6th - 8th grade girls.
Blazer Movies on the Lawn
Multiple Dates
All grades and families are welcome!
Time: Half hour before sunset until the end of the movie
Location: East lawn outside the SMG Athletic Facility.

Join Trinity for a series of empowering and entertaining movies on Trinity’s Campus! Bring a blanket and a friend! 
Wednesday June 9 - Coco
Wednesday June 30 - Aladdin (2019)
Wednesday July 21 - movie coming soon
Wednesday August 11 - movie coming soon
Cost: Free -  Concessions will be available for purchase.
Yoga and Mindfulness Workshop
Multiple Dates
1PM - 3PM
Grades rising 6th - 12th

Join Trinity's yoga and dance instructor, Ms. Renfroe and ignite your yoga practice and learn how to be more mindful.
Monday June 14
Monday June 21
Monday June 28
Monday July 19
Cost: $15 per session
Sewing Essentials
Thursday, July 8
1PM - 3PM
Grades rising 7th - 12th
In this workshop you will learn basic hand sewing techniques.  Use these skills to make pillows, alter or mend your own clothes (eco-friendly option!), and create a foundation for further sewing and tailoring skills!
Cost: $25
Trinity Gambit Introductory and Beginner Workshops
Monday, July 12 and/or Tuesday, July 13
1PM - 3PM
Grades rising 7th - 12th
These workshops are designed for girls interested in learning how to play chess and improve their skills! Join Trinity's science teacher and chess fanatic Elliot Mertz for two workshops designed for students who are beginning their chess journey. 

Monday, July 12: Intro level is for students who have never played chess.
Tuesday, July 13: Beginner level is for students who have a basic understanding of the rules.
Monday's workshop will give the introduction needed for the Tuesday workshop for beginner chess players.  

Students will receive their own chess board to take home and continue to improve their skills.
Cost: $30 for each workshop or $50 for both
Photography Workshop
Thursday, July 15
5PM - 6:30PM
Grades rising 7-8

Join Trinity Alumna Que’Shawn Hinton (Chicago branding & visual content photographer) for a workshop that will explore a variety of photography techniques.  Students must provide their own cell phone camera or a digital camera.

Cost: $25
#FutureBlazer Math Workshop
Wednesday, July 21
2PM - 3:30PM
Grades rising 7th - 8th
Join Trinity's mathematics teacher and department chair, Katie Iammartino, for an afternoon of fun + challenging math activities, games, and puzzles.
Cost: $25
Trinity's Pickleball 3 Day Workshop
Tuesday, June 22, Wednesday, June 23, and Thursday, June 24
2PM - 3:30PM
Grades rising 6th - 8th

Have you wondered what the Pickleball craze is all about?  It’s one of the fastest growing sports in the USA!  Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball (similar to a Wiffle Ball) over a net.  Join Trinity's workshop to learn more or improve your skills this summer!  All equipment will be provided by Trinity.

Cost $55
Trinity’s Super Sitter Workshop
Friday, June 25 SOLD OUT
8AM - 4PM
Grades rising 6th - 9th

In this Trinity workshop, you will learn how to be a reliable, safe, fun and knowledgeable Super Sitter.  You will also be trained and CPR certified by our very own River Forest Fire Department.  Topics include: basic childcare (feeding, changing, activities, bedtime), handling emergencies, leadership/professionalism, activity ideas, safety/first aid training and
CPR certification. Lunch is included.
Cost: $80 
Junior Blazers Camp Questions? Contact Susie Bedell at sbedell@trinityhs.org.

Senior Blazers Camp or #FutureBlazer Experiences Questions? 
Please contact Katie Wendling at 708.453.8305 or kwendling@trinityhs.org.
Athletic Camp Questions? Please contact Ken Trendel, Athletic Director at 708-453-8394 or ktrendel@trinityhs.org.
All schedules are Subject to Change based on health and safety updates from the CDC and IDPH

Camp Refunds
No camp refunds are issued after May 15th, 2021.
Canceled Camps and Workshops
If a camp is canceled for any reason, a full refund will be applied.
Health and Safety Information 
Trinity High School has delivered in person instruction throughout the 20-21 school year following the safety measures for re-opening schools issued jointly by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education in June of 2020.  You can reference those best practices which will be followed throughout the duration of the Trinity Summer Experiences here.  In the event that COVID-19 transmission levels or community thresholds prohibit camp from running safely, families will be notified as soon as possible and issued full tuition refunds.  Additionally, campers who cannot report to camp during a scheduled session due to the positive or presumed positive diagnosis of COVID-19 will be issued refunds.  
Full health and safety information will be shared with registered families in May but here are some changes to our programming to expect in the summer of 2021:
  • All campers, staff and families will be required to wear masks throughout the duration of the camp day
  • The Summer of 2021 will not feature any activities involving food preparation, i.e. pizza making, baking, etc
  • Snacks will still be provided in individually wrapped packages to campers, snack time will happen in small groups OUTSIDE.  In the event of inclement weather, small groups will be provided with snacks in indoor spaces that accommodate camper spacing of a minimum of 6 feet apart
  • Parents/Caretakers will not be permitted access to any of the buildings on our campus 
  • Touchless thermal scanners will be set up at the entrance to camp, each camper will have her temperature screened upon arrival.  Any camper/staff member with a temperature reading above 100.4 will not be permitted on campus
  • Trinity’s campus and supplies will be cleaned and sanitized regularly with a priority placed on high touch areas
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available for camper use.  Campers must “pump in and pump out” when entering and exiting new locations 
  • Should a camper develop COVID like symptoms, she will be supervised in a quarantine room on campus until a caretaker can pick her up  
  • As many camp activities as possible will take place on the outdoor grounds of our campus.  Campers are advised to wear sunscreen.  This year, we will not be providing an option for staff to re-apply camper sunscreen during the day 
  • FOR JUNIOR BLAZER CAMP: We will not be able to gather in the Auditorium at the end of the camp season for our annual Junior Blazers Variety Show nor can we host the Parking Lot Cookout this year due to restrictions on gathering numbers.  We will, however, still produce a montage video of this summer’s fun to be shared with families via a password protected platform