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4thJul 2021

DECATS 2021: Week 3 at SJ

From the Director's Chair Greetings DECATS Families! On Thursday morning, over a year of planning, months of building courses, and hours of exploration and discovery culminated in our annual closing celebration day, which involved two separate super-assemblies this summer. What amazes me most about DECATS, beside the fascinating breakthroughs, remarkable insights, and moving acts of kindness is how quickly it all goes by. It seems [...]

4thJul 2021

DECATS 2021: Week 3 at SAT

From the Director's Chair Greetings DECATS Families! The last week of DECATS has been amazing as we have concluded our journey together of finding "The Strength Within." I have no doubt that our Scholars will continue to grow their inner strength, making a difference in the lives of others. The Scholars were very busy this week completing culminating activities in their courses. Scholars showcased their [...]

4thJul 2021

DECATS 2021: Week 3 at CCS

From the Director's Chair Greetings DECATS Families! The final week of our program is always filled with many special experiences, such as course presentations and the culmination of our service project. Our community came together to collect over 40 teddy bears and 319 canned goods! During Thursday's Closing Celebration, our Scholars put together a one-of-a kind performance that was a wonderful display of creativity and [...]

26thJun 2021

DECATS 2021: Week 2 at CCS

From the Director's Chair Greetings DECATS Families! It is with gratitude and joy that I share with you that the second week of DECATS has been amazing!  Our Scholars are working at learning while finding "The Strength Within" at DECATS! As the second week  comes to a close, it fills me with joy to give an account of the events that have transpired.  Our "Executive [...]

26thJun 2021

DECATS 2021: Week 2 at SJ

From the Director's Chair Greetings DECATS Families! The second week of the program has drawn to a close, our momentum and strength continue to grow, and they show no signs of slowing. The Scholars continually wow me with their discoveries, breakthroughs, and use of creative and critical thinking as they continue to exhibit the strength within themselves. Budding photographers have chronicled their vision via the [...]

26thJun 2021

DECATS 2021: Week 2 at SAT

From the Director's Chair Greetings DECATS Families! It has been another amazing week at DECATS. As the second week of our program comes to a close and we continue to embrace "The Strength Within," we are thrilled to share some highlights with you. Our "Executive Functioning" Scholars have explored and practiced ways to strengthen working memory, initiative, materials management, and social coordination. During "Wellness," Scholars [...]

19thJun 2021

DECATS 2021: Week 1 at SAT

From the Director's Chair Greetings DECATS Families! The first week of DECATS was a great success! We burst with joy and excitement to be back together, and we are so grateful you said 'Yes!' to DECATS this summer. During our opening week, the Scholars seamlessly adapted to our safety protocols. We started and ended each day in assembly with high energy singing, dancing and praising. [...]

19thJun 2021

DECATS 2021: Week 1 at SJ

From the Director's Chair Greetings DECATS Families! I am delighted to write with an update on all the great, strengthening happenings during the first week of DECATS at Strake Jesuit. Once the program kicked off, the Scholars quickly began to exemplify strengths never seen before at DECATS. From the first moment of Monday’s program the energy level was off the charts, having been apart for [...]

19thJun 2021

DECATS 2021: Week 1 at CCS

From the Director's Chair Greetings DECATS Families! The first week of DECATS was a great success! We burst with joy and excitement to be back together, and we are so grateful you said 'Yes!' to DECATS this summer. During this week, the Scholars seamlessly adapted to our safety protocols. We started and ended each day in assembly with high energy singing, dancing and praising. In [...]

31stMar 2021

Sign-up for DECATS 2021

Welcome back! We are so excited to share that current conditions indicate we will be able to safely resume DECATS this summer with reduced enrollment. While we continue to monitor the situation, we're ready to move forward with facilitating our sign-up processes. We are so grateful to our three host campuses for welcoming us back! This FAQ is designed to address the variety of questions about modifications [...]

22ndFeb 2021

Planning for DECATS 2021

We are making plans to safely relaunch DECATS this summer, recognizing that our ability to do so depends on how the pandemic evolves this spring. We continue to monitor the situation and collaborate with our host campuses so that we can make the right and safe decisions for the program and all involved. We will contact all registrants from 2020 when we are ready to move forward with enrollment [...]

2ndMay 2020

COVID-19 Response

Dear Families, We hope you have continued to be safe and well during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re writing to share with you our latest updates and decisions regarding this summer’s program. Program Status After considerable thought, discussion and prayer, we will not hold DECATS this summer. This was not an easy decision to reach, and we stand confident that our sadness for not conducting the program this year is temporary and [...]

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