Join in the fun this summer to exercise your body and mind, try something every week at summer camp, and make new friends.
Join us for one week or the entire summer. Select one program for the summer or try something new each week.
All programs are led by Pine Crest faculty and staff on Pine Crest’s secure Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale campuses.
Choose Your Summer Camp Programs
Pine Crest Summer allow families the flexibility to fit camp into their summer plans, join us for one week or the entire summer. All summer program offerings are subject to availability and sufficient enrollment.
For 61 years, campers have made memories and friends at Pine Crest Summer. Campers can customize each week of their summer and try one-of-a-kind programs designed by Pine Crest School faculty and staff.
For 61 fantastic summers, campers and counselors have joined together in a fun and supportive spirit, making summer memories worth reminiscing for years to come. As a traditional summer day camp with activities inside and outside, campers enjoy the campus and the original signature camp at Pine Crest School.
Our Panther Campers 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 Campers or for a half-day of Elevate in the morning and Panther Campers in the afternoon.
Through games, art, and hands-on activities, students will learn how specific animals get their food, how they protect themselves from predators, how they interact with their environment, and how humans can help conserve them. Campers will learn about insects, reptiles, mammals, birds, and amphibians though fun and surprising facts about specific animals. Included in this program will be a wildlife center field trip depending on the weekly animal focus.
Create exciting and extravagant desserts while learning the chemistry behind their creations! Can you make the perfect crème brȗlée, chocolate mousse, chocolate truffles, custard spherical, mango and blueberry caviar, or the perfect macaron? This course seeks to investigate the physical and chemical transformations of ingredients that occur in cooking.
Are you the type of the person that enjoys watching medical shows such as House, The Good Doctor, or Grey’s Anatomy? Has to learn how the human works always intrigued you? Do you wonder what it takes to start your path down the medical road and act out your favorite medical shows? This Summer, Pine Crest has the class for you.
In the EveryBODY STAT Summer program, students will learn hands-on experience of actual procedures and methods doctors use in the medical profession. Students will learn how to dissect and suture up in real life just like their favorite shows. Mock scenarios will be part of the curriculum where students will be given real-life medical dilemmas and must solve the problem using everything at their disposal. DNA isolation, biopsy simulation, and blood typing will also be learned using the best equipment available. So if you are interested in expanding your medical knowledge, consider joining the program.
Can you make a glove that plays music? A hat that lights up? Are you interested in shoes that track your steps? During this camp, students will be challenged to design wearable technologies and textiles to solve a problem and create a preliminary marketing plan. Swimming and camp activities will be included.
Through hands-on, experiential learning, participants will investigate topics such as crime scene investigation, evidence recovery and handling, and analysis of fingerprints, forensic DNA, bloodstain patterns, trace evidence, and footwear impressions. Through these investigations, students will use critical thinking skills, advanced technology, and data analysis to examine and interpret the evidence from a mock crime scene.
Become a DNA scientist! Discover the unique structure and function of DNA and investigate how to understand its universal role as a genetic blueprint using the very tools scientists use to manipulate DNA. Campers will gain knowledge and practice of DNA biotechnology by introducing a fluorescent “green gene” normally found in the jellyfish Aequoria victoria into bacterium. Each day’s activities are designed as an entry point for the next day’s lab work; proficiency in learning and applying laboratory techniques are an essential component of the toolbox that will make you a DNA scientist.
Pine Crest School offers 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.
Students will brush off summer cobwebs and review essential strategies that lead to success! Topics covered include such Middle School executive skill expectations as time management, organizational skills, study aids and strategies, planner usage, how to navigate eLearning and Backpack, and goal setting. Additionally, students will apply critical thinking, close reading, and annotation skills to short stories, review their summer math packets, and practice document-based analysis in preparation for the upcoming school year. Begin the school year READY!
Are you interested in growing your skills in LEGO Robotics? Then our intensive robotics camp is the program for you! This camp will focus on LEGO EV3 building and programming using past First Lego League challenge seasons. Participation in this camp will prepare students for competitive robotics teams!
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) Camp is the perfect setting for your camper who loves to design, code, build, and create. Campers will have the opportunity to make, tinker, innovate, and solve real-world problems in our state-of-the-art iLabs.
Summer Arts Programs
Art camps combine age-appropriate activities in art, band, dance, music technology, strings, and voice. Explore and enhance your talents in an experiential learning environment with Pine Crest faculty and staff.
Campers also have the opportunity to add private music lessons.
Whether you are just starting or have been playing an instrument for years, Pine Crest Band Camp is tailored to your 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!
Taught and choreographed by experienced Pine Crest dance faculty, dancers have fun improving their dance skills. Various dance styles will be included with Sports Performance to maintain proper conditioning on the Fort Lauderdale campus.
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, high-definition (HD) video editing software.
Ready Set Action! Digital Media and Filmmaking Camp will involve creating a weekly broadcast that showcases camp programs and activities, along with a 60-second Instagram version of the broadcast. An introduction to filmmaking will be included. Learn what it takes to be a producer!
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!
Become a music producer with new, state-of-the-art sound equipment! Learn electronic music techniques, such as producing a record, writing a hit song, creating music for a video, or producing a soundtrack. You will even learn how to DJ your next party!
Pine Crest sports camps offer campers entering grades kindergarten through twelve opportunities to learn or improve in a specific sport, participate in general sports, or train for advanced competition.
Pine Crest athletic trainers will offer sports performance camp to develop a personalized, developmentally-appropriate training regimen.
Sports Camp applies long-term athletic development (LTAD) principles as its guide. Research, science, and experience all agree that kids will get active, stay active, and accomplish greater sports achievement through LTAD. This program may be combined with a morning of Elevate.
Using Pine Crest School’s batting cages and fields, baseball players will have opportunities to work on arm strength, pitching, field position development, and hitting mechanics to help improve their swing. Swimming and Sports Performance will be included.
Basketball players in grades four through nine will receive coaching on foundational skills including defense, dribbling and handling, footwork, layup shots, and shooting form. Players will refine basketball skills on the same courts as Pine Crest alumnus Brandon Knight ‘10 during scrimmages and three on three, full court, half court, and knock out games.
Fort Lauderdale: Dates: June 25-29 Grades: 4-9 (Fort Lauderdale)
Lacrosse campers will receive personalized instruction on fundamental stick skills including catching, cradling, scooping, shooting and throwing while participating in drills and scrimmages. Swimming and Sports Performance will be included.
Summer is a great opportunity to try rowing for the first time in a no-pressure, fun, and safe space. 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 who are interested in joining crew in the fall to attend camp to prepare for the upcoming season. The Pine Crest coaching staff will train the student-athletes on boat handling skills, the basic rowing stroke, and teamwork. Swimming and Sports Performance will be included.
Pine Crest soccer campers will work on tactics and fundamentals, including dribbling, passing, receiving, and shots on goal. Warm-ups, drills, and half-field games will be included in soccer camp. Pool and Sports Performance will be included.
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 swim and dive sessions, games, and activities in and out of the pool.
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 a race strategy, nutrition, and mental preparation. All campers will be filmed underwater and analyzed to improve their technique. A typical day includes two swim sessions, one dryland 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.
K-4 Tennis Mornings paired with Traditional Day Camp or Swim Camp
5-8 Tennis Mornings paired with Traditional Day Camp or Sports Performance
Week(s): 1-6 1-8 Tennis is a full day program or it can be paired with Elevate mornings.
Tennis Camp emphasizes learning the sport of tennis in a fun, engaging manner with a focus on gameplay mixed with instruction and tennis fundamentals. Our tennis program is led by Pine Crest's United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Certified Tennis Professionals. With a focus on gameplay mixed with instruction, campers learn tennis fundamentals, including conditioning, footwork, physical fitness, and strokes.
Volleyball camp introduces campers to the basic skills, proper mechanics, and fundamentals of volleyball. Skills such as passing, setting, serving, hitting, and defense will be taught through drills, exercises, and scrimmages. Emphasis is placed on building a strong foundation to improve overall skill level and performance while having summer fun. Pool and Sports Performance will be included.
Extend Your Day
Flexible Morning and Late Afternoon Options
Add bus transportation or an extended day program to help Pine Crest Summer fit your schedule. 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.
Extended Day helps parents who need to drop off early or pick up late. Our Extended Day is staffed by trained counselors and is a safe, fun environment where your child will enjoy time rotating between our arcade, playground, and creative play spaces.
Morning hours are 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and afternoon hours are 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Time: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; includes Extended Day for the week
The English as a Second Language (ESOL) is an after-camp program designed to give international campers the opportunity to enrich their understanding of the English language in phonics, spelling, vocabulary, and comprehension. Pine Crest Learning Specialists conduct a diagnostic assessment and instruct an engaging, personalized, and 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.
Work out in the Brandon Knight Sports Performance Center! Students in grades four through nine will work with Pine Crest trainers to develop a personalized training regimen. Campers will learn to use various age-appropriate equipment and develop techniques needed to keep safe, healthy, and ready for athletics. To maximize your results, take advantage of this opportunity by signing up for multiple weeks! Morning hours are 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and afternoon hours are 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.