Summer at Pine Crest

Why do South Florida parents choose Pine Crest Summer Programs and Pine Crest Day Camp (PCDC) for their children? FUN! FLEXIBILITY! SAFETY!

Pine Crest offers a variety of day camps. Join us for one week or the entire summer. Choose one type of camp for the summer or register for something different each week. All programs are led by Pine Crest faculty and staff on Pine Crest’s secure Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale campuses.

Pine Crest Summer Programs will run from Monday, June 11 to Friday, August 10, 2018. 

New Programs Summer 2018!

 

Summer Employment

Join the Pine Crest Summer Programs or Pine Crest Day Camp (PCDC) staff this summer! Click here to learn more about our summer employment and volunteer options at Pine Crest.




Why do parents choose Summer at Pine Crest?

Fun

Exercise your body and mind.
Try something every week at summer camp.
Make new friends.

Flexibility

Join us for one week or the entire summer. Select one program for the summer or try something new each week.

Customize your summer program schedule.

Safety

All programs are led by Pine Crest faculty and staff on Pine Crest’s secure Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale campuses.

Learn about Pine Crest's faculty and staff.




Step 1
Choose Your Programs

Download the 2018 Summer Programs Brochure for up-to-date programs, dates, pricing, and campus information.

All summer program offerings are subject to availability and sufficient enrollment. (Camp will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. Tuition will be reduced for this week.)

Athletics

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Academics

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Arts

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PCDC

Pine Crest Day Camp Activities

Athletics Summer Programs

Pine Crest athletic camps offer campers in grades kindergarten through 12 opportunities to learn or improve in a specific sport, participate in general sports, or train for advanced competition.

New for summer 2018, Pine Crest athletic trainers will offer Sports Performance camp to develop a personalized, developmentally-appropriate training regimen. 


List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • Baseball Camp | Grades: 4-9

    Dates: July 16-20
    Grades: 4-9 (Fort Lauderdale)

    Baseball summer campers will have opportunities to work on arm strength, pitching, hitting, and field position development, using Pine Crest School’s batting cages and fields. Baseball players will work with personalized swing coaches to help improve their swing technique and mechanics.
  • Basketball Camp | Grades: 4-9

    Dates: June 11-June 22
    Grades: 4-9 (Fort Lauderdale)

    At Pine Crest’s most popular summer sports camp, basketball campers in grades four through nine receive coaching on foundational skills including:
    • Defense
    • Dribbling and handling
    • Footwork
    • Layups
    • Shooting form
    Campers will refine their basketball skills during scrimmages and three on three, full court, half court, and knock out games.
     
  • Lacrosse Camp | Grades: 4-9

    Dates: June 25-29
    Grades: 4-9 (Fort Lauderdale)

    Lacrosse summer campers will receive personalized instruction from Pine Crest varsity coaches on fundamental stick skills including:
    • Catching
    • Cradling
    • Scooping
    • Shooting
    • Throwing
    Campers will participate in drills and seven-on-seven scrimmages throughout the week to practice newly formed skills and prepare for the summer and fall lacrosse seasons.
     
  • Rowing Camp | Grades: 6-9

    Dates: June 11-July 6
    Grades: 6-9 (Fort Lauderdale)

    Rowing camp is a great time for beginners to try rowing for the first time. For the more seasoned rower, summer is a great time to gain more practical training and technique in preparation for the upcoming fall season. We encourage rising freshmen interested in joining crew in the fall to attend camp to prepare for the upcoming season. The Pine Crest Rowing coaching staff, as well as collegiate rowers, will train campers on boat handling skills, the basic rowing stroke, and teamwork. Activities will also include instructional work on the indoor rowing machines as well as some fun outside on stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes. 
     
  • Soccer Camp | Grades: 4-9

    Dates: July 9-13
    Grades: 4-9 (Fort Lauderdale)

    Soccer summer campers will work with varsity coaches on soccer tactics and fundamentals, including:
    • Dribbling
    • Passing
    • Receiving
    • Shots on goal
    Summer soccer camp is a high intensity camp that promotes conditioning for the soccer field. Players in grades four through nine should expect plenty of running during warm-ups, drills, and half-field games.
     
  • Sports Camp: FUNdamental Movement Skills | Grades: 1-3

    Dates: June 11-August 3
    Grades: 1-3 (Boca Raton)

    Summer campers develop basic movement skills through structured and unstructured play. The focus is on fun, inclusive, and developmentally appropriate sport and physical activities, which are needed to provide the foundation for successful sports participation.

    Led by Pine Crest physical education faculty and coaching staff, summer Sports Camp applies long-term athletic development (LTAD) principles as its guide. Research, science, and experience all agree that children will get active, stay active, and accomplish greater sports achievement through LTAD.  
  • Sports Camp: Sports and Performance Skills | Grades: 4-8 | Boca Raton

    Dates: June 11-August 3
    Grades: 4-8 (Boca Raton)

    Building on the basic movement skills, summer campers will progress to refining sport-specific skills, tactics, strategies and rules in multiple sports. In addition, fun and developmentally appropriate activities to improve strength, speed, agility, power, and coordination are introduced to improve sports performance.
     
    Led by Pine Crest physical education faculty and coaching staff, summer Sports Camp applies long-term athletic development (LTAD) principles as its guide. Research, science, and experience all agree that children will get active, stay active, and accomplish greater sports achievement through LTAD. 
  • Sports Performance | Grades: 4-9 | Fort Lauderdale

    Dates: June 11-July 27
    Grades: 4-9 (Fort Lauderdale)
     
    Work out in the Pine Crest Panthers’ weight room! In Pine Crest’s Sports Performance camp, students in grades four through eight will work with Pine Crest trainers to develop a personalized training regimen. Campers will learn about and use various age-appropriate equipment and develop the techniques needed to keep themselves safe, healthy, and ready for athletics. To maximize your results, take advantage of this opportunity by signing up for multiple weeks!
     
  • Swim Camp | Grades: K-6

    Dates: June 11-August 3
    Grades: K-6 (Boca Raton Campus)
     
    Pine Crest's Rising Star Lessons Summer Swim Camp is dedicated to teaching campers the basics of all four strokes, survival techniques, and water safety. This program is open to all swimmers who are five years and older. The camp day includes three to four 45-minute swim sessions, games and activities, snacks, and lunch.
     
  • Rising Stars Swim & Dive Camp | Grades: K-5

    Dates: June 11-August 3
    Grades: K-5 (Fort Lauderdale)

    Pine Crest’s Rising Stars summer swim camp is dedicated to teaching campers the basics of all four strokes, survival techniques, and water safety. The camp day includes two, 45-minute swim sessions, games and activities, snacks, and lunch. Instructional time is split between swimming instruction and diving instruction.
  • Competitive Swim Camp | Grades: 6-12

    Dates: June 11-August 11
    Grades: 6-12 (Fort Lauderdale)
     
    Swimmers will be instructed in all aspects of competitive swimming with a focus on technique in all four strokes, dives, turns, and underwaters as well as race strategy, nutrition, and mental preparation. All campers will be filmed underwater and analyzed to improve their technique. 
     
    Each day there will be two swim sessions, one dry land session, and one classroom session

    Led by two-time Olympian and Pine Crest Director of Aquatics Mariusz Podkoscielny, Pine Crest’s Competitive Swim Summer Camp is Fort Lauderdale’s premiere summer swim camp program. 

    Note: This is no longer an overnight camp.
  • Tennis Camp | Grades: 1-8

    Dates: June 11-July 20
    Grades: 1-8 (Boca Raton)

    Summer Tennis Camp emphasizes learning the sport of tennis in a fun and engaging manner. Our tennis program is led by Pine Crest's resident USPTA Certified Tennis Professionals assisted by accomplished college and high school athletes who are employed by Pine Crest School for the summer. With a focus on gameplay mixed with instruction, campers learn tennis fundamentals, including:
    • Conditioning
    • Footwork
    • Physical fitness
    • Strokes
    In addition to personalized tennis lessons, the tennis camp day includes snacks, lunch, swimming, and day camp activities such as arcade games and an inflatable obstacle course.

Academic Summer Programs

Pine Crest’s summer Elevate program returns this year, offering campers an opportunity to review and extend grade-level skills. For the full summer camp experience, combine a morning Elevate session with a sport or day camp activity.

New for 2018, Pine Crest Innovation and Computer Science Specialists will offer more options for campers to explore engineering, programming, robotics, and science, closing with a mini-Maker Faire to showcase projects.

Pine Crest faculty will host the Middle School Enrichment program offering opportunities for academically motivated students to design their own day from science to creative writing and forensics. There is something for everyone! Campers can experience a new activity every week.


List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Upper School Academic Summer Courses | Pine Crest Students Grades: 9-12

    Pine Crest School summer courses offer currently enrolled students an opportunity to complete required courses, study a new topic, or enrich knowledge in a particular subject in advance of the next academic year. All courses are taught by Pine Crest School faculty and take place in the Upper School on the Fort Lauderdale campus.
     
    Download the Pine Crest Upper School academic summer course catalog.
  • Elevate | Grades: PK-8

    Dates: June 11-July 20
    Grades: PK-8 (Boca Raton)

    Dates: June 11 to July 13
    Grades: K-5 (Fort Lauderdale)

    Have fun while learning at Pine Crest School’s summer Elevate program! State-certified Pine Crest teachers use a variety of instructional strategies to lead students through a fun summer study experience aimed at fostering self-esteem and an enthusiasm for learning. Engaging Pine Crest classrooms offer a flexible learning environment filled with hands-on reading, writing, and math activities. Pine Crest offers small student/teacher ratios.

    Campers on the Boca Raton campus may combine Elevate with Panther Kampers, Sports, STEM, Swim, or Tennis, depending on age and grade requirements.

    Campers on the Fort Lauderdale campus may combine Elevate session with an afternoon program.
  • Middle School Enrichment | Grades: 6-8

    Dates: June 11-August 10

    The Middle School Enrichment program offers opportunities for academically motivated students to design their own day from science to creative writing and forensics. There is something for everyone! Campers can experience a new activity every week.

     
    Darkroom Photography. Picture this! Take a break from the fast-paced world around you and focus on taking the perfect photograph. Using real film cameras, students will learn to compose a shot, properly expose and focus an image, and then develop that image in a darkroom. Students will also learn the proper handling, storage, and use of the film chemicals and the various pieces of equipment that help bring their creativity to life. All students will leave with an 8x10 photo that they shot and developed.

    Digital Media. Come investigate the art of digital media production! Join us as we explore the process of production and learn how to use video editing software like Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. Students will use state-of-the-art HD video cameras to create their own music videos, short films, and new stories.

    Drones. Come fly with us! Multirotor aircraft, known commonly as drones, are a hit worldwide. With some as big as tables and others smaller than a book, drones have quickly claimed the hearts of enthusiasts of all ages! In this class, students will explore the fascinating world of drones including flight controls, area of operations, and safety guidelines. 

     
    No Escape. You have one hour to free yourself from a locked room. All you have are your wits and the help of your teammates to guide you. The room holds the key, but can you find it in time? Join us as we explore a variety of puzzles and mind games while learning what it means to collaborate well. Put your strengths to the ultimate test in this unique Escape Room experience.

    STEM - Coding, Engineering, Science, Maker Faire and more. See STEM Camp below for more program details.
    Pine Crest’s STEM Camp is the perfect setting for your camper who loves to design, program, build, and create. Guided by Pine Crest School innovation, computer science, technology, and science specialists, campers participate in a variety of activities that may include building with circuits, coding, and building and programming robots. Younger campers explore these concepts using littleBits and LEGO robotics while more advanced students will take a deeper dive using Raspberry Pi technology. Days may include Tinker Time where campers learn how to take apart old electronics, engineering challenges, construction, LEGOⓇ challenges, LED Bots, and 3D creations.

    STEM Summer Camp activities, equipment, and programming languages may include:
    • 3D creations
    • Building and programming robots
    • Circuits
    • Coding in Blockly
    • LED Bots
    • LEGO robotics kits
    • LEGO challenges
    • LittleBits
    • Raspberry Pi technology

     
  • Panthers Kampers | Grades: PK-K

    Dates: June 11-August 3
    Grades: PK-K (Boca Raton)

    Our Panthers Kampers program offers students in pre-kindergarten (campers must be four years old by their first day of camp) and kindergarten opportunities to explore and learn a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Campers will participate in physical education activities, including soccer, t-ball, basketball, and movement. Teachers incorporate arts and crafts, puppetry, interactive storytelling, treasure hunts, game room, and more. 

    Campers have an option of enrolling for a full day of Panther Kampers or for a half-day of Elevate in the morning and Panther Kampers in the afternoon. Campers may also choose to enroll in Panther Kampers for morning only (lunch is not included).
  • STEM Camp | Grades: K-8

    Dates: June 11-July 20
    Grades: 1-8 (Boca Raton)
    Grades: K-8 (Fort Lauderdale)

    Pine Crest’s STEM Camp is the perfect setting for your camper who loves to design, program, build, and create. Guided by Pine Crest School innovation, computer science, technology, and science specialists, campers participate in a variety of activities that may include building with circuits, coding, and building and programming robots. Younger campers explore these concepts using littleBits and LEGO robotics while more advanced students will take a deeper dive using Raspberry Pi technology. Days may include Tinker Time where campers learn how to take apart old electronics, engineering challenges, construction, LEGOⓇ challenges, LED Bots, and 3D creations.

    STEM Summer Camp activities, equipment, and programming languages may include:
    • 3D creations
    • Building and programming robots
    • Circuits
    • Coding in Blockly
    • LED Bots
    • LEGO robotics kits
    • LEGO challenges
    • LittleBits
    • Raspberry Pi technology

    With STEM programming varying week to week, campers may:
    • design, build and program robots through challenging mazes
    • gain hands-on experience with electronics and electrical engineering
    • host a *mini-Maker Faire to showcase inventions, creations, creativity, and innovative solutions to real-world problems
    • use specimen (frogs, earthworms, grasshoppers, starfish, and perch) observation and dissection skills to learn anatomy and gain a better understanding of life science  

    Summer STEM program highlights include:

    Chemistry
    • Explosions, bubbling potions and chemical reactions! Through hands-on experiments and project-based learning, campers will explore chemistry in Pine Crest School advanced science labs.
    Computer Science and Engineering
    • Bring on the scientists and engineers! Campers looking to explore computer science and engineering in a state of the art learning environment equipped with high tech, advanced technologies including 26 3D printers, 3 laser cutters, Chromebooks, iPads, VR equipment, Lego and Vex Robotics, to name a few.
    Programming Robots
    • Using a singular computer software campers will create animations while learning programming concepts. Using LEGO Mindstorms sets, and an exceptional curriculum especially designed for our campers, they will learn how to build and program robots in a collaborative, team-oriented environment. Through this program, campers will explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) topics according to their age and level, make friends who share their passion, and create robots from day one. Our program facilitates the development of higher cognitive skills through "hands-on" robot assembly, computer programming (coding), and teamwork. Your child will explore, discover, and be amazed while learning the basics of coding, robotics and engineering.

    Maker Faire

    Every three weeks, students who are enrolled in STEM camp will have the opportunity to showcase their creations at a Maker Faire. In celebration of making, tinkering, innovation, and real-world problem solving the Maker Faire will showcase robots, coding programs, and science experiments that were created during STEM camp! The 
    Maker Faire will take place at the end of week three, June 25 to 29, and the end of week six, July 16-20; the Faires will be on Friday, June 29 and Friday, July 20.

Arts Summer Programs

Arts camps combine age-appropriate activities in art, dance, drama, and music. Campers participate in a workshop-based program and prepare for an end-of-camp show for their families.

New for 2018, expanded Pine Crest Performing Arts Intensives offer ​students in grade four and older (depending on the program and campus) opportunities to learn and build upon skills in art, band, dance, music technology, strings, and voice.


List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Art Intensive | Grades: 4-8

    Dates: July 2-August 3
    Grades: 4-8 (Fort Lauderdale)

    Campers will explore a variety of 2D and 3D art media and will be able to pursue their studio art passions through a large block of instructed studio time. Pine Crest fine arts faculty will help campers:
    • Learn about important artists and their works while developing fundamental art skills and vocabulary aligning with both the elements of art and principles of design
    • Build on and develop an understanding of the elements of art and principles of design introduced in previous grades
    • Explore sequentially the realm of art history, time periods, movements, and artists, starting with prehistoric art and ending with modern art
    • Apply and develop concepts they have learned in art history class
    • Explore a variety of art media, and technical applications of such media within the studio art course
  • Band Intensive | Grades: 4-12

    Dates: June 11-June 29
    Grades: 4-8 (Boca Raton)
    Grades 4-12 (Fort Lauderdale)

    Campers will learn how to play and improve their chosen band instrument. Campers will perform at events, play games and more! Whether a camper is just starting or has been playing for years, the Pine Crest Band Intensive is tailored to your camper's interests and needs.

    Explore jazz improvisation, work on All-State material, prepare a solo or an ensemble, record yourself using our state-of-the-art recording equipment or simply enjoy the excitement of becoming an outstanding musician!
     
  • Dance Intensive | Grades: 4-12

    Dates: June 11-June 29
    Grades 4-8 (Boca Raton)
     
    Taught and choreographed by experienced Pine Crest dance faulty, our Summer Dance Intensive gives campers an opportunity to have fun and improve their dance skills. Campers will practice skills in various dance styles including:
    • Ballet
    • Contemporary
    • Musical theater
    • Tap
    • Pointe
    • Variations
    • Pilates
  • Digital Media Camp | Grades: 4-8

    Dates: June 11-July 6
    Grades: 4-8 (Boca Raton)
    Grades: 6-8 (Fort Lauderdale) *See Middle School Enrichment.

    Campers explore the pre-production, production, and post-production phases of digital media. Students create music videos, short films, and news stories with state-of-the-art HD video cameras and video editing software. Campers can also work together to record Fine Arts Camp stage productions. Beginners and advanced hobbyists alike work at their own pace to develop and enhance their audio/visual knowledge and creativity.

    Campers will learn skills in:
    • Pre-Production: storyboarding, scriptwriting, studio setup
    • Production: camera and tripod use, video, directing, on-camera performance, audio & sound
    • Post-Production: video editing (Final Cut X, Adobe Premiere Pro), soundtracks/sound effects (Megatrax).
  • Fine Arts Camp | Grades: K-8

    Dates: June 11 to August 3
    Grades: K to 8 (Boca Raton)

    Dates: June 11 to June 29
    Grades: K to 8 (Fort Lauderdale)


    Ready for an exciting time performing on the stage? Join Pine Crest Fine Arts teachers as we put on a show! Each week at Fine Arts Camp, we will explore art projects, set development, movement, choreography, music making, stage direction, singing, acting and so much more! 
  • Private Music Lessons | Grades: PK-8

    Dates: June 11 to August 3
    Grades: PK to 8 (Boca Raton)

    Private lessons are available for piano, voice, strings and band instruments. Lessons may be scheduled before, during or after camp and are available to all campers.

    Please call Larry Mellone, Director of Fine Arts at 561-852-2851 for lesson details.
  • Rock, Pop, and Music Technology Intensive | Grades: 4-8

    Dates: July 2-August 3
    Grades: 4-8 (Fort Lauderdale)

    Spend the summer learning electronic music techniques. Pine Crest summer Rock, Pop, and Music Technology campers will explore the production of music through computer and electronic production techniques.

    Create songs and beats using state-of-the-art pro-audio equipment and software (Pro-Tools, Logic Pro X, etc.) combined with other digital media. Final productions will be mastered to CD and other shareable formats. Students will learn audio pre-production, music composition, microphone and mixing-board techniques. Learn how to be an audio engineer and producer.

Activities at Pine Crest Day Camp

Pine Crest Day Camp (PCDC), Fort Lauderdale Campus is South Florida’s longest running day camp! For 60 years, campers and counselors have joined together in a fun and supportive environment to create summer memories that last a lifetime. A traditional summer day camp, PCDC counselors, and staff are laser-focused on each camper having an entertaining summer experience complete with making new friends and trying new activities.

Click here to download the early bird pricing calendar.


List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Day Camp Activities

    • Arts & Crafts
    • Bingo
    • Beading
    • Cartooning 
    • Cheerleading 
    • Basketball 
    • Dance 
    • Softball 
    • Shrinky Dinks
    • Monster Golf
    • Speed Stacking
    • Spy School
    • Video Games
    • Lagoon
    • Magic
    • Kayaks 
    • Paddle Boats
    • McSports
    • Lacrosse
    • Karaoke
    • Soccer
    • Football
    • Volleyball
    • Water Bikes
    • Swimming & Diving
    • Cookie Crafts
    • Drama
    • Campfire
  • Campers | Ages: 5-12

    Ages: 5-12 (Fort Lauderdale)

    Our youngest campers must be a full 5-years-old when they begin camp at PCDC, and must submit a copy of their birth certificate or passport when enrolling. PCDC accepts campers up to and including 12-year-olds. Children may not be older than twelve at the time they begin camp.
  • Camper-In-Service | Age: 13

    Age:13 (Fort Lauderdale)

    Our Camper-In-Service (CIS) program is a half-camper and half pre-counselor program that has been designed exclusively for thirteen-year-olds. Throughout the summer, Campers-In-Service have the opportunity to gain a little camp-counseling experience but still have the opportunity to enjoy some of the benefits of being an older camper. Members of this small group spend most of their time helping to supervise campers in their daily activities, dispensing our morning and afternoon snacks, and delivering messages.

    CISs are volunteers who participate in exciting activities at PCDC. Once a week our CIS group enjoys an off-campus field trip to various destinations, such as laser tag, Boomers, Rapids Waterpark, and the movies. To be part of this program, campers must be 13 years-old by June 11, 2018. This program requires an application and interview process. We accept approximately 15 people to join this program each summer. The cost of the program ranges from $1714 to $2,286 depending on the number of weeks committed. If you'd like more information about this program, please call our camp office.
  • Assemblies and Special Events

    Every Friday is special at PCDC. We end our week with a BANG, a Chipwich, and a full-blown stage production featuring either professional entertainment or shows presented by our very own staff.

    Whether it is our own camp version of "Grease" or a silly version of a popular TV game show, we can't seem to get enough of those fabulous Friday shows!

    In addition to Friday assemblies, campers will find some special events on their schedule as well. Some of our various special events might include Boys Iron Man Competition, Girls Annual Song Contest, cabin contests, group championships, Water Carnivals, and various sports competitions.
  • English Second Language (ESL)

    Monday-Thursday (Fort Lauderdale)
    3:30-5:00 p.m.
    Ages 5-12
    Full week $260

    The English as a Second Language (ESL) program gives campers the opportunity to enrich their understanding of the English language in phonics, spelling, vocabulary, and comprehension.

    Our Learning Specialists conduct a diagnostic assessment and instruct an engaging, personalized, digital program for each camper. Part of each class will be online instruction and the second part will be educational games and other activities encouraging language immersion.

    Campers will be picked up and dropped off from the extended day room by their ESL teacher. Parents are required to pick up their child at 5:00 p.m. unless they are signed up for the regular extended day hours.

    To register, please visit our main registration page and click the section for English Lessons to choose the weeks you would like to enroll.

    If you have any questions about the specifics of this program, please contact Dr. Aimee Dispoto, Director of Learning Network at 954-492-4174 or aimee.dispoto@pinecrest.edu.
  • Swimming Safety

    Safety is our number one priority in the pool. Children will be tested on their first day by our Red Cross certified lifeguards for safety purposes. If a swimmer is not comfortable in the deep end of the pool, an instructor will help campers improve their skills including floating, treading water and swimming.

    Goggles are suggested for kids with chlorine-sensitive eyes.
  • Typical Day Camp Schedule

    Most of our programs follow a 30-45 minute activity schedule each day: one period in the morning, followed by a morning snack and, another one or two periods, followed by lunch. Afternoons follow a similar schedule with two to three periods, an afternoon snack, and additional activity times.
  • Wear and Bring

    Wear
    • Sneakers
    • Shorts
    • T-shirts
    Bring
    • Bathing suit
    • Towel
    Optional Items to Bring
    • Sweatshirt
    • Water bottle
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Swim googles
    Our staff is not responsible for any lost or broken items.




Step 2
Customize Your Schedule

Add bus transportation or extended day to help Pine Crest Summer Programs fit your schedule.

Before and After Camp

Flexible Morning and Late Afternoon Options

Campers may be dropped off early and picked up late with Pine Crest summer staff supervision. A snack will be provided at afternoon extended day.

Click here to download bus transportation schedule.

List of 2 frequently asked questions.

  • Bus Transportation

    Bus Transportation:
    Yes, Pine Crest offers optional bus service throughout most of Broward County, select stops in North Miami/Aventura, and South Boca Raton. 

    Click here to download bus transportation schedule.

    Campus-to-Campus Bus Transportation:

    Are you interested in a program offered at one campus but live or work closer to the other? To expand options for families, Pine Crest will offer a campus-to-campus school bus service in the mornings and afternoons. Bus service fees start at $63/week for one-way rides or $126/week for round-trip rides. 

    Transportation Fees:
    Bus service fees start at $63/week for one-way rides or $126/week for round-trip rides. 

    Contact Transportation:
    For additional information, call Pine Crest School’s Transportation Office at 954-492-4150.

    Note: Children must be five-years-old to ride the bus.
  • Extended Day

    Boca Raton
    Grades: 
    PK-8
    Early Drop-off Session
    : 7:45-9:15 a.m.
    Late Pickup Session: 3:15-5:30 p.m.

    Fort Lauderdale
    Grades: K-8
    Early Drop-off Session: 7:30-9:00 a.m.
    Late Pickup Session: 3:15-5:30 p.m.

    Campers will be involved with age-appropriate activities during these hours. The Pine Crest camp staff supervises campers, and a snack will be provided.




Step 3
Register Today

Sign up for Pine Crest Summer Programs or Pine Crest Day Camp.

Register Today

  1. Choose the campus where the programs you selected are located.
  2. Login or create an account.
  3. Fill out your child's profile.
  4. Select program(s) you would like to attend.
  5. Select bus transportation (optional)
  6. Extend your day (optional)
  7. Receive a confirmation email with additional information from Summer at Pine Crest.
Note: Fort Lauderdale campers must be at least five years of age. Boca Raton campers must be at least four years of age.

Pine Crest Summer Employment

The staff at Pine Crest School Summer Programs and Day Camp are dedicated to helping campers develop their skills in their chosen area. All of our program directors are full time staff members or teachers at Pine Crest School with extensive backgrounds in their area of expertise. Many of our additional counselors are certified coaches or professionals as well as previous students or campers themselves.

Pool Staff
Our pool staff consists of lifeguards with full CPR, First Aid, AED, and Lifeguarding certifications.

Medical Staff
We also have a full time registered nurse on campus during the day to handle everything from minor cuts and scrapes to medical emergencies.

The fully fenced property where Pine Crest Summer Programs take place is constantly monitored 24/7 by our on-site security team who are quick to respond to any situation, big or small.
 

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Summer Jobs for Teachers

    Pine Crest Day Camp Specialists who create the camp activities. These staff members are experts in their activity, such as, Arts & Crafts, or Spy School, or Cheerleading. The Specialist is "in charge" of the proper running of his or her area, budget, inventory, and purchase of supplies. Some Specialists are members of a group or team, as in the case of the Pool Staff, or the Lakefront Staff. A larger staff usually has one person in charge, with others assisting in the proper running of that area.
  • Summer Jobs for Coaches

    Specialists

    Specialists are college students or recent college graduates who actually operate the camp activities. These staff members "specialize" in the running of certain activities based on their expertise. In some cases an activity is run by one Specialist, as in the case of Arts & Crafts, or Spy School, or Cheerleading. The Specialist is "in charge" of the proper running of his or her area, budget, inventory, and purchase of supplies. Some Specialists are members of a group or team, as in the case of the Pool Staff, or the Lakefront Staff. A larger staff usually has one person in charge, with others assisting in the proper running of that area.
  • Summer Job for Life Guard

    Our pool staff consists of lifeguards with full CPR, First Aid, AED, and Lifeguarding certifications.
  • Summer Jobs for College Students

    Senior Counselors

    SCs are the young adults who are "in charge" of the various cabin/age groups. Each and every one has completed at least a full year of college although most have gone well beyond that. In fact, the vast majority of our SCs have grown up at PCDC, attended as campers, and have moved up through the various phases of our staff groups. Each is committed to working with children, are fun-loving by nature, and are the impressive role models you would want your child to spend their days at camp with.

    Specialists

    Specialists are college students or recent college graduates who actually operate the camp activities. These staff members "specialize" in the running of certain activities based on their expertise. In some cases an activity is run by one Specialist, as in the case of Arts & Crafts, or Spy School, or Cheerleading. The Specialist is "in charge" of the proper running of his or her area, budget, inventory, and purchase of supplies. Some Specialists are members of a group or team, as in the case of the Pool Staff, or the Lakefront Staff. A larger staff usually has one person in charge, with others assisting in the proper running of that area.
  • Summer Jobs for High School Students

    Junior Counselors | Age: 16-18

    JCs are 16- to 18-years-old, are experts on camp policy, and know where everything is located on the campus as if it were their own backyard. The JC is "second in command" in all cabin groups. The JC is a vital member of the cabin staff. Most of our junior counselors come to us through our CIT program.  It is those vital years that we get to meet and learn about our future staff.


  • Summer Volunteer Programs for High School Students

     
    Counselor Aides | Age: 14

    Counselor Aides are 14-years-olds in the PCDC counselor training program. They are volunteer helpers, assisting in cabins and specialty areas with the guidance of CITs and staff members. Our Counselor Aid campers learn the safety and policies to become a CIT next summer and a future staff member.

    Counselors-In-Training | Ages: 15-16

    CITs are 15 and 16-years-olds who have completed at least one year of high school. These teens are participating in our one or two season learning program. They are volunteer helpers, assisting in cabin and specialty areas, where older and seasoned staff guide them through the many policies that make PCDC the happy and safe place it is.
     
    CAMPER-IN-SERVICE

    The members of the relatively small CIS staff come to us as half-campers and half pre-counselors and each is exclusively thirteen-years-old. They are seen around campus dispensing our morning and afternoon snacks, helping out in some specialty areas, assisting in cabins, delivering messages, and maybe give a camp tour or two (when they are totally knowledgeable about PCDC). When CISs are not "working", they are participating in some of the exciting activities that are usually enjoyed by our oldest campers.

FAQ

Questions?

If you have a question about a summer program or how to register, please contact us.

Boca Raton Summer Programs:
 
Fort Lauderdale Summer Programs:
954-492-4124
summer.ftl@pinecrest.edu

Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest Day Camp (PCDC):
954-492-4137

Transportation Office:

954-492-4150

ESOL Questions:
Dr. Aimee Dispoto, Director of the Learning Network
954-492-4174
aimee.dispoto@pinecrest.edu

List of 15 frequently asked questions.

  • Why do parents choose Pine Crest Summer Programs and Pine Crest Day Camp (PCDC) for their children?

    FUN!

    Campers exercise their bodies and minds, and try new things.

    FLEXIBILITY!

    Join us for one week or the entire summer.
    Choose one type of camp or try something different each week.
    New this year, Pine Crest will offer a shuttle bus between campuses, expanding options.

    SAFETY!

    Held on Pine Crest’s secure campuses.
    All programs are led by Pine Crest faculty and staff.
    Registered nurses on campus.
  • What should my child bring to camp?

    Campers should have a bathing suit and towel every day. 
    We recommend campers also bring:
    • sunscreen
    • hat/visor
    • change of clothes
    • water bottle
    • plastic bag for wet clothes
    We ask that campers leave the following items at home:
    • music players
    • tablets/e-readers
    • personal game systems
    • headphones
    • toys, balls or stuffed animals
    • chewing gum, candy
  • What should I do if I need to pick up my camper early?

    Please call the Summer Camp Office in advance.

    Boca Raton Summer Programs:
     
    Fort Lauderdale Summer Programs:
    954-492-4124

    Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest Day Camp (PCDC):
    954-492-4137
  • Do you accept campers who are not Pine Crest students?

    Yes! We invite campers from all over to join Pine Crest Summer Programs and Day Camp.
  • Is there a camp uniform?

    No, there is no uniform. We recommend campers wear loose, comfortable clothing, shorts, t-shirts, sneakers or closed-toe shoes.
  • What is new this summer?

    • Shuttle bus between campuses
    • Middle School build-your-own schedule, including dark room photography, drone piloting, Maker Faire, and more
    • Specialized Fine Arts intensives
    • Weight room strength training
     
  • When is Summer at Pine Crest?

    June 11 to August 10, 2018.*
    All programs operate, Monday through Friday.

    *Programs, ages, grade levels, and dates may vary by campus.

    Boca Raton
    Camp begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. You may begin drop off at 9:15 a.m. and pick up as late as 3:30 p.m. Extended Day is available before and after regular camp hours for an additional fee. All programs operate daily, Monday through Friday.


    Fort Lauderdale

    Camp begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m.
  • What grade levels can attend Summer at Pine Crest?

    Camps are open to the public for grades:
    • Boca Raton Campus: Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth
    • Fort Lauderdale Campus: Kindergarten through Twelve
  • How can my child travel between the Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton campuses to attend a specific summer program?

    New this year, Pine Crest will offer a school bus service between campuses.
  • Can I drop off my child early? Or pick-up late?

    Yes! Campers who are dropped off early and/or stay late will be involved with age-appropriate activities during those hours. The Pine Crest camp staff supervises campers, and a snack will be provided.

    Boca Raton

    • Grades: PK-8 
    • Early Drop-off Session: 7:45-9:15 a.m.
      Late Pickup Session: 3:15-5:30 p.m.
    Fort Lauderdale
    • Grades: PK-8
    • Early Drop-off Session: 7:30-9:00 a.m.
    • Late Pickup Session: 3:15-5:30 p.m.
  • How do I register for Summer at Pine Crest?

    Summer camp online registration.
    1. Create a user account on CampBrain
    2. Select your student(s) grade level
    3. Register for available camp program(s)
    4. Submit payment
    5. Receive email confirmation
    6. Fill out medical forms. Medical forms must be completed and returned to the Summer before your child begins camp

    Click here to view detailed online registration instructions.
  • How can my child take medication during the day?

    If your child needs to take medication during camp hours, please ensure this is indicated on the Health Form. Campers must have a Florida Physician/Practitioner order (prescription) for all medications needed to be taken during camp. If the medication is listed on the form, then the signed form is sufficient. 

    All campers must submit a completed Health Form.

    Download Health Form.

    Pine Crest School students enrolled during the 2017-18 school year, do not need to submit a second Health Form for Summer.

    Please contact the Health Office with any questions:
    Boca Raton: 561-852-2828
    Fort Lauderdale: 954-492-4170
  • What are the lunch and snack options?

    A variety of lunch choices including a hot meal, salad bar, deli bar, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are provided daily.

    All campers receive a morning and an afternoon snack each day.

    We realize that campers have varying diets, preferences, and requirements. While we offer a diverse menu, Pine Crest does not accommodate special diets related to allergies.
  • What are the transportation service options?

    Bus Transportation:
    Yes, Pine Crest Day Camp provides optional bus service throughout most of Broward County, select stops in North Miami/Aventura, and South Boca Raton.

    Transportation Fees:
    Bus service fees start at $63/week for A.M. or P.M., or $110/week for A.M. and P.M. 

    Shuttle Between Our Campuses:
    New this year, Pine Crest will offer shuttle bus service between campuses in the morning and afternoon to expand campers’ options.

    Contact Transportation:
    For additional information, call Pine Crest School’s Transportation Office at 954-492-4150.