Summer at Pine Crest

Counting down the days until summer camp?

Pine Crest Day Camps will run from Monday, June 10 to Friday, August 9, 2019.

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 our secure Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale campuses.



Why do choose Pine Crest Summer Camps?

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 Summer Programs

Pine Crest sports camps offer campers entering grades kindergarten through 12 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 d
evelop a personalized, developmentally-appropriate training regimen. 


Academic Summer Programs

Explore engineering, programming, robotics, and science, closing with a mini-Maker Faire to showcase projects. Learn and grow your knowledge this summer with Pine Crest faculty members. 

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.


Signature Programs

Signature programs 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.




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.
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 and staff are laser-focused on each camper having an entertaining summer experience complete with making new friends and trying new activities.




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.