Saint Ignatius High School

Arrupe Summer Program

The Arrupe Summer Program is one of Cleveland's largest summer camps, providing academic and recreational enrichment for local youth. High school students serve as counselors and mentors for the five-week program, held at Urban Community School.

As a role model through the Arrupe Summer Camp, I was able to show my campers how to be good friends to each other despite their different personalities.

Declan Boldy '19
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For more than 20 years, Arrupe has hosted one of the largest summer enrichment programs for children in the City of Cleveland. Nearly 200 3rd-8th grade neighborhood kids register annually for the Arrupe Summer Program, held at nearby Urban Community School. During this five-week experience, each participant is matched up with a high school counselor who acts as a mentor and friend.

Attendees participate in daily classes covering math, language arts, science and healthy habits; receive breakfast and lunch daily; play sports and try out arts activities; and attend as many as four field trips to unique and interesting locations.

Junior high students participate in the Arrupe Explorers program, with activities and programs geared toward preparation for high school and career opportunities.

The 2018 Arrupe Summer Program took place from June 13 - July 12, 2018, at Urban Community School.

To learn more about ASP, please contact Mr. Pat Valletta ‘05 or visit the Arrupe Summer Program website.

  • Arrupe Neighborhood Partnership

    The community outreach arm of Saint Ignatius, Arrupe is the home to several after-school programs for neighborhood children and one of the city’s largest summer camps.

  • Arrupe After-school Programs

    Arrupe welcomes neighborhood kids for after-school programming Monday through Thursday. Sports, music, tutoring, robotics, life skills and career exploration highlight the offerings for students in grades 3-8.

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ASP Links

Use the following links to visit external sources of information about the Arrupe Neighborhood Partnership.