Pine Crest Summer

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  • Join us at Pine Crest Summer from Monday, June 10 to Friday, August 9, 2019.
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  • Registration Opens January 25, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.


Make happy memories and have fun this summer at Pine Crest Summer.


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Why do parents choose Pine Crest Summer?

Fun

Join in the fun this summer to exercise your body and mind, try something every week at summer camp, and 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.

Safety

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



Summer Camp Programs

All summer program offerings are subject to availability and sufficient enrollment.
Choose one type of camp for the summer or register for something different each week.
(Camp will be closed on Wednesday, July 4. Tuition will be reduced for this week.)

Summer Signature Programs

For 60 years, campers and counselors have joined together in a fun and supportive environment to create summer memories that last a lifetime. Our signature programs are each unique to Pine Crest Summer Camp. Designed and taught by Pine Crest School faculty. Our original traditional summer day camp is laser-focused on each camper having an entertaining summer experience complete with making new friends and trying new activities.

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • Traditional Day Camp | Grades: K-7

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): K - 7
    Week(s): 1 - 8

    For more than 60 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.
  • Aviation Young Flyers | Grades: 6-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 6-8
    Week(s): Weeks 1, 2, and 3
     
    Calling all Middle School students who are interested in flying! Calling Middle School aviation enthusiasts! Learn what it takes to be a pilot:
    • The basic fundamentals of flight with a ground school component
    • How air traffic control towers work
    • General aviation airports and the different types of airspaces
    • Airplanes, simulator, and more
  • Creature Feature | Grades: 2-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 2-5 and 6-8
    Week(s): TBA
     
    Through games, art and hands-on activities students will learn about how specific animals get their food, how they protect themselves from predators, their role in the environment, and how humans can help conserve them. Camper 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 experience depending on the weekly animal focus.
     
  • Dessert Science | Grades: 2-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 2-5 and 6-8
    Week(s): Weeks 7 and 8
     
    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.
     
  • Fantastic Fiber Arts | Grades: 6-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s):6-8
    Week(s): Week 1
     
    Learn how to paint, print, dye, embellish, and sew. Possibilities are endless when working with fabric. Just bring your creativity!
  • Fast & Furious Race Cars | Grades: 2-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 2-5 and 6-8
    Week(s): Weeks 2 and 6
     
    Race to win! Design your own race car to compete on a track. Engage in woodworking skills to create the fastest car. The strategy is a must if you want to make the fastest car.
     
  • Forensics Pine Crest Investigative Services (PCIS) | Grades: 6-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 6-8
    Week(s): Weeks 7 and 8 (a two-week adventure)
     
    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.
     
  • Panther Campers | Grades: PK-K

    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): PK - K (Children must be four years old to begin camp.)
    Week(s): 1 - 8
     
    Our Panthers Campers program offers campers opportunities to explore and learn a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. This program may be combined with a morning of Elevate.
  • Ready Set Action! (Digital Media and Filmmaking) | Grades: 5-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 5-8
    Week(s): Weeks 1 and 2
     
    Ready Set Action! 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!
  • STEM Camp | Grades: K-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): K - 8
    Week(s): 1 - 6

    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): 1 - 8
    Week(s): 1 - 6
     
    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 Academic 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. 

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

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

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 9 - 12
    Week(s): 1 - 8

    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

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): K - 5
    Week(s): 1 - 5

    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): PK - 8 (Children must be four years old to begin camp.)
    Week(s): 1 - 6
     
    Elevate serves as both a review and extension of grade-level skills based on the needs of the students. This programs operate in the morning and is combined with an afternoon selection Day Camp or Swim Camp.
     
  • ESOL Camp | Grades: K-7

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): K - 7
    Week(s): 6, 7, and 8
    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.
     
  • Panthers Campers | Grades: PK-K

    Boca Raton:
    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 the morning only (lunch is not included).

Summer Arts 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 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Band Camp | Grades: 1-12

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 4 - 12
    Week(s): 1 - 3

    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): 4 - 8
    Week(s): 1 - 3
     
    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!
     
  • Digital Media Camp | Grades: 4-8

    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): 4 - 8
    Week(s): 1 - 4
     
    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.
  • Dance Camp | Grades: 4-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 4 - 8
    Week(s): 1 - 3

    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): 4 - 8
    Week(s): 1 - 2
     
    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.
  • Fine Arts Camp | Grades: K-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): K - 8
    Week(s): 1 - 3

    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): K - 8
    Week(s): 1 - 8
     
    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! Come to be a part of the fun! The show production will be in Week 3.
  • Musical Production Camp | Grades: 2-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 2-5 and 6-8
    Week(s): 4 and 5
     
    Become a music producer with new, state-of-the-art sound equipment! This camp is for you if you have ever wanted to produce a record, write a hit song, create music for a video, or produce a soundtrack. You will even learn how to DJ your next party! Spend the summer learning electronic music techniques. Campers will explore the production of music through computer and electronic production techniques. 
  • Private Music Lessons | Grades: PK-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): K - 8
    Week(s): 1 - 3

    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): PK - 8
    Week(s): 1 - 8

    Vocal, strings, and/or band lessons may be arranged before camp from 8:15 a.m. to  9:30 a.m. 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.

Summer Sports 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. 


List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • Sports Camp | Grades: 1-8

    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): 1 - 8
    Week(s): 1 - 8
     
    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.
  • Baseball Camp | Grades: 4-9

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 4 - 9
    Week(s): 6 and 7
     
    Using Pine Crest School’s batting cages and fields, baseball and softball players will have opportunities to work on arm strength, pitching, field position development, and hitting mechanics to help improve their swing. Pool and Sports Performance will be included.
     
  • Basketball Camp | Grades: 4-9

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 4 - 9
    Week(s): 1 - 2
     
    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.
     
  • Lacrosse Camp | Grades: 4-9

    Fort Lauderdale:
    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 and throwing. Lacrosse players will participate in drills and scrimmages throughout the week to practice newly formed skills and prepare for lacrosse seasons. Pool and Sports Performance will be included. 
     
  • Rowing Camp | Grades: 6-9

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 6 - 9
    Week(s): 1 - 4
     
    Summer is a great opportunity for beginners 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 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. Pool and Sports Performance will be included.
     
  • Soccer Camp | Grades: 4-9

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 4 - 9
    Week(s): 5
     
    Pine Crest soccer campers will work on tactics and fundamentals, including dribbling, passing, receiving, and shots on goal. Summer soccer camp is the most aerobic of all Pine Crest summer sports camps, so players in grades four through nine should expect plenty of running during warm-ups, drills, and half-field games! Pool and Sports Performance will be included.
     
  • Swim Camp | Grades: K-6

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Dates: June 11-August 3
    Grades: K-6 (Boca Raton Campus)
     
    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): 2 - 6
    Week(s): 1 - 8
     
    Pine Crest's Summer Swim Camp is dedicated to teaching campers the basics of all four strokes, survival techniques, and water safety. This program may be combined with a morning of Elevate.
     
  • Rising Stars Swim & Dive Camp | Grades: K-5

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

    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

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grades: 6-12
    Week(s): 1 - 8

    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. Each day there will be 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. 

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

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): K - 8
    Week(s): 1 - 3

    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): 1 - 8
    Week(s): 1 - 6

    K-4 Tennis Mornings paired with Day Camp or Swim Camp
    5-8 Tennis Mornings paired with Day Camp or Sports Performance
     
    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. This program is combined with an afternoon of either Day Camp or Swim Camp. With a focus on gameplay mixed with instruction, campers learn tennis fundamentals, including conditioning, footwork, physical fitness, and strokes.
     
  • Volleyball Camp | Grades: 4-9

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 4 - 9
    Week(s): 1 and 3
     
    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 at Summer Camp

Choose one week or join us all summer, Pine Crest Day Camps allows families the flexibility to fit camp into their summer plans. Add bus transportation or extended day to help Pine Crest Day Camps fit your schedule.



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.

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Extended Day | Grades: PK - 8

    Boca Raton
    Grade(s): PK - 8
    Week(s): 1 - 8
    Early Drop-off: 7:45-9:30 a.m.
    Late Pickup: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

    Fort Lauderdale
    Grade(s): K-8
    Week(s): 1 - 8
    Early Drop-off: 7:30-9:30 a.m.
    Late Pickup: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

    Should you need to drop your child off early, we have got you covered! Our Extended Day is staffed by trained counselors and is a safe, fun environment where your child will enjoy time rotating between our arcade room, playground, and creative play space. Morning hours are 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. and afternoon hours are 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Morning Art Lessons | Grades: 4-9

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Week(s): 1-3
    Grades: 4-9 

    Boca Raton:

    Week(s): 1-8

    Grades: PK-8 

    Vocal, strings, and/or band lessons may be arranged before camp from 8:15 a.m. to  9:30 a.m. 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.
  • ESOL Camp | Grades: K-7

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): K - 7
    Week(s): 6, 7, and 8
    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.
     
  • Sports Performance Extended Day | Grades: 4-9

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 4 - 9
    Week(s): 1 - 6

    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 - 9:30 am and afternoon hours are 3:30-5:30 pm.
  • 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 view the Summer 2018 bus schedule, subject to change in Summer 2019.


    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.



Coming Soon!

Save the Dates!

Create your account, now open!
Registration opens January 25, 2019

Registration Steps:

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

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May we help you?

Questions?

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

Pine Crest Summer at Boca Raton:
 
Pine Crest Summer at Fort Lauderdale:
954-492-4137
summer.ftl@pinecrest.edu

Transportation Office:

954-492-4150

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