Pine Crest Summer

Make happy memories this summer at Pine Crest Summer! Join us at Pine Crest Summer through Friday, August 2, 2019. Register for one week or the entire 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.

Flexible.

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

Safe.

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.


Download the summer program brochure to start customizing your summer by campus, grade, and week.

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Summer Signature Programs

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.
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  • PCDC (Traditional Day Camp) | Grades: K-7

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grades: K - 7
    Weeks: 1-8
    Dates: June 10 - August 2

    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.
  • Creature Feature | Grades: 2-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 2-5 and 6-8
    Weeks: 7-8
    Dates: July 22 - August 2
     
    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.
     
  • Dessert Science | Grades: 2-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 2-5 and 6-8
    Weeks: 7-8
    Dates: July 22 - August 2
     
    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.
     
  • EveryBODY STAT: Real-life Medical Experience | Grades: 6-8

    Grade(s): 6-8
    Dates: July 8 - July 19

    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.

    Campers will learn using Pine Crest School's new Anatomage Table.
     
    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.
  • Fashion Tech/Wearables Design Camp | Grades: 4-8

    Grade(s): 4-5 and 6-8
    Week: 7
    Dates: July 22-26
     
    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.
  • Fast and Furious Race Cars | Grades: 2-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 2-5 and 6-8
    Weeks: 2 and 6
    Dates: June-17-21 and July 15-19

    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): 2-5 and 6-8
    Weeks: 3 and 5
    Dates: June 24-28 and July 8-12
     
    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: Crime Scene Investigation | Grades: 6-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 6-8
    Weeks: 7-8
    Dates: July 22 - August 2 (a two-week adventure)

    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): 6-8
    Week(s): 1-4
    Dates: June 10 - July 5
     
    Pine Crest Investigative Services (PCIS) 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.

    Campers will learn using Pine Crest School's new Anatomage Table.
     
  • Get your Cook On! | Grades: 2-8

    Boca Raton: 
    Grades: 2-8
    Weeks: 2 and 6
    Dates: June 17-21 and July 15-19

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grades: 2-8
    Week: 3
    Dates: June 24-28
    Campers will learn basic food skills in a fun and safe environment under the instruction of Chef Nick in Boca Raton and Chef Andy in Fort Lauderdale! Campers will work together measuring, chopping, and stirring to create delicious and healthy recipes. The week will culminate with a catered luncheon for parents created by the campers. Afternoons will include pool and other cooking activities.
  • Panther Campers | Grades: PK-K

    Boca Raton:
    Grades: PK-K
    Weeks: 1-8
    Dates: June 10-August 2

    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. 
  • Spirit Camp: Cheer and Perform | Grades: 2-6

    Grade(s): 2-6
    Week(s): 4 and 8
    Dates: July 1-5 and July 29-August 2

    We’ve got spirit, yes we do! We’ve got spirit, now you will too! Campers will learn cheers, chants, and a routine which they’ll perform at the end of the week. Campers will also create cool crafts to show their support of others. 


Summer Academic Programs

Continue building academic skills throughout the summer in an immersive learning environment. Learn and grow your knowledge this summer with Pine Crest faculty members.

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

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

    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.
     

    PINE CREST UPPER SCHOOL SUMMER COURSES
  • Middle School Ready | Pine Crest Students, Grades: 6-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 6 - 8
    Dates: August 5-9 from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

    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!
  • Elevate | Grades: PK-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): K - 5
    Week(s): 1 - 5
    Dates: June 10-July 12

    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): PK - 8
    Week(s): 1 - 6
    Dates: June 10-July 19
     
    Elevate your academics with theme-based learning. This serves as both a review and extension of grade-level skills based on the needs of the students.

    In Fort Lauderdale, this program operates in the morning and is combined with an afternoon selection Traditional Day Camp or Swim Camp.

    In Boca Raton, this program operates in the morning and is combined with an afternoon selection Tennis Camp, Sports Camp, Panther Campers, or Swim Camp.
  • STEM Camp: Innovate and Solve Real-World Problems | Grades: K-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): K-8
    Week(s): 1-6
    Dates: June 10 - July 19

    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): 1-8
    Week(s): 1-6
    Dates: June 10 - July 19
     
    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.

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  • Digital Media Camp: Create Music Videos, Short Films, and News Stories | Grades: 4-8

    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): 4 - 8
    Week(s): 1 - 4
    Dates: June 10 - July 5
     
    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.
  • Fine Arts Camp: Sing, Dance, Act, and Set Design | Grades: K-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): K - 8
    Week(s): 1 - 3
    Dates: June 10 - June 28
    Show Performance: Week 3, June 27, 2:00 p.m.
    Director: Gretchen Fasulo
    Ms. Hinton is writing an original musical and traditionally the show is revealed on the first day of camp.

    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): K - 8
    Week(s): 1 - 8
    Show Performance: Week 3 and 8
    Director: Debra Blakely
    Frozen Jr. Week 3 - June 27, 1:30 p.m.
    Annie Jr. Week 8 - August 1, 1:30 p.m.
     
    It's time to put on a musical like a Broadway cast. 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! Join Pine Crest Fine Arts teachers as we put on a show! 
  • Musical Production Camp | Grades: 2-8

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 2-5 and 6-8
    Week(s): 4-5
    Dates: July 1 - July 12
     
    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!
  • Private and Group Music Lessons | Grades: PK-12


    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): K-12
    Week(s): 1-3
    Dates: June 10 - June 28

    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): PK-8
    Week(s): 1-8
    Dates: June 10 - August 2

    Private and group music lessons are available to enhance campers vocal and instrument skills. Lessons may be scheduled before, during, or after camp and are available to all campers.

    Schedule lessons by contacting Larry Mellone, Director of Fine Arts at larry.mellone@pinecrest.edu or 561-852-2851.

Summer Sports Programs

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 have incorporated strength and conditioning to d
evelop a personalized, developmentally-appropriate training regimen for every sport and age group. 


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  • Sports Camp | Grades: 1-8

    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): 1 - 8
    Week(s): 1 - 8
    Dates: June 10 - August 2
     
    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
    Dates: July 15 - July 26
     
    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.
     
  • Girls' Lacrosse Camp | Grades: 4-9

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grades: 4-9 (Fort Lauderdale)
    Week: 3
    Dates: June 24-28

    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. 
     
  • Rowing Camp | Grades: 5-9

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 5-9
    Week(s): 1-4
    Dates: June 10 - July 5
     
    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.
     
  • Soccer Camp | Grades: 4-9

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 4-9
    Week: 5
    Dates: July 8-12
     
    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.
     
  • Swim Camp | Grades: K-8

    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): K-8
    Week(s): 1-8
    Dates: June 10 - August 2
     
    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:
    Grades: K-
    Week(s): 1-8
    Dates: June 10 - August 2

    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.
  • Competitive Swim Camp | Grades: 3-10

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grades: 3-10 (Ages: 8-16)
    Week(s): 1-8
    Dates: June 10 - August 2

    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. 

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

     
    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): 1-8
    Week(s): 1-6
    Dates: June 10 - July 19
    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.

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. 
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  • Extended Day | Grades: PK - 8

    Boca Raton
    Grade(s): PK - 8
    Week(s): 1 - 8
    Dates: June 10 - August 2
     

    Fort Lauderdale
    Grade(s): K-8
    Week(s): 1-8
    Dates: June 10 - August 2


    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.
  • ESOL Camp | Grades: K-7

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): K - 7
    Week(s): 1-3, 6-8
    Dates: June 10 - June 28 and June 15 - August 2
    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.
  • Music Lessons | Grades: K-12

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): K-12
    Week(s): 1-3
    Dates: June 10 - June 28

    Boca Raton:
    Grade(s): PK-8
    Week(s): 1-8
    Dates: June 10 - August 2

    Private and group music lessons are available to enhance campers vocal and instrument skills. Lessons may be scheduled before, during, or after camp and are available to all campers.

    Schedule lessons by contacting Larry Mellone, Director of Fine Arts at larry.mellone@pinecrest.edu or 561-852-2851.
  • Sports Performance | Grades: 4-9

    Fort Lauderdale:
    Grade(s): 4-9
    Week(s): 1-6
    Dates: June 10 - July 19

    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.
  • Swim Lessons | Grades: K-8

    Call or email to book your swim lesson.

    Boca Raton:

    Fort Lauderdale:
    954-492-4173 
    swimming@pinecrest.edu

  • Bus Transportation to the Fort Lauderdale Campus

    Pine Crest Fort Lauderdale campus offers optional bus service throughout most of Broward County, select stops in North Miami/Aventura, and South Boca Raton. 

    Transportation Fees:
    • Weekly One-way Rides: $75/week
    • Weekly Round-trip Rides: $150/week
    • Daily One-time Ride: $25/way

    Note: Children must be five years old to ride the bus.


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  • Health Information

    The Health Office at Pine Crest School is staffed all summer with registered nurses. 

    Please contact the Health Office with additional health questions:
    Boca Raton Health Office: 561-852-2835
    Fort Lauderdale Health Office: 954-492-4131

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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
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