NOTE: With so many Summer Camps offered in our area, we selected those located between the Boca Raton Inlet and the Port of Palm Beach. We kept our listing east of I-95. Not all Summer Camp schedules have been set. Please check back next month for additional information as it becomes available. If your organization offers a camp not listed, please send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Age 6-17. Soccer skills instruction for all ability levels. Day camp from 9 am-3 pm. Half-day camp from 9-11:45 am (Mon-Fri); June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26, and Aug. 3-7. $115 half day, $225 full day. Residential & commuter programs are offered June 13-17 (ages 13 and under) & June 27-July 1 (ages 14-18). 297-3743 or www.e-soccercamps.com.
Exploring the World Through Art:
Boca Raton Museum of Art School, 801 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. Ages 6-11. This camp is designed to develop students' appreciation and understanding of the visual arts. Classes are geared toward each student's individual level of achievement and offer three age-appropriate levels of learning. 9 am-4 pm, extended care available. Mon-Fri, June 8-July 31. $250/week, Individual and Dual Museum Members receive a 5% discount off tuition and Contributing Museum Members or higher receive a 10% discount off tuition. Discounts for multiple kids. 392-2503 or www.bocamuseum.org
FAU-Goal To Goal Soccer Camps:
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Soccer Program camp is designed to teach a sound foundation for the beginning players, as well as to refine and implement the skills of the competitive/travel team player. Specifically designed for the soccer enthusiast who would like to participate in soccer training for the entire camp. The morning session consists of techniques and skills along with small side games. After lunch and pool-time the campers will have a chance to play more competitive games in a tournament format. The 'Soccer Plus Program' includes soccer in the morning and teaches fundamental technique/skills and small side games, it also gives campers the opportunity to play Day Camp activities in the afternoon such as dodge ball, flag football, soccer tennis, kickball, capture the flag, relays, and pool-time. There will be a different activity each afternoon. Half day programs 9 am-Noon, full day 9 am-3 pm. Mon-Fri, June 8-Aug. 14. $115/week half-day, $225/week full-day (full day includes lunch & pool time), Also offered: Advanced Training Camps for age 10-14 and age 15-18. Call for details. 297-3711 or www.goaltogoalsoccercamps.com or email Coach Kos Donev: Donev@fau.edu.
FAU Summer Arts Camps:
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Camps offered are piano and creative writing camp; junior band camp; junior choral camp; ballet, tap and creative movement camp; acting camp; theatre performance workshop camp; and musical showcase camp. Each camp is divided by age. 9 am – 4 pm. June 15-July 31. $260 per week. Application fee of $10. 297-3820 or www.fau.edu/tops.
Performing Arts Summer Camp:
Sol Children's Theatre, 3333 N. Federal Highway, Suite 5, Boca Raton. Sol Children Theatre, is one of South Florida's most rapidly growing children's theatre companies. With instruction and guidance from locally and nationally recognized professionals from theater, film and television, campers will be trained in vocal music, acting and dance, as well as other aspects of theater. No previous theater experience necessary! Sol's Summer Camp fills quickly, so please register early. Lunch, snacks, show t-shirt & DVD are included in tuition:
Session 1: The Lilliputian Opera Company: A zany musical revue based on an actual touring company of midgets who performed hilarious scenes and musical numbers from classic operas such as Carmen, The Barber of Seville and Madame Butterfly. 9 am-3 pm. Mon-Fri, June 8-June 26. $725 (3 week session)
Session 2: For the five-week session, campers will perform a classic piece of musical theatre: Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland, the classic Disney film musical brought to life in a unique way. 9 am-3 pm. Mon-Fri, June 29-July 31. $1200 (5 week session) www.solchildrentheatretroupe.org
Saint Andrew's School Day and Sports Camps:
Saint Andrew's School, 3900 Jog Road, Boca Raton. Summer fun for ages 4-14. Four two-week sessions from June 8 - July 31. Weekdays 8:40 am - 3:10 pm, after camp care (by reservation) available 3:45-5:45 pm. Camps offered: Day Camp, Adventure Camp, Sports Camp and Sports Travel Camp. Prices $750-800 per session, depending on the program, and includes lunch. All program/registration fees must be paid in full by May 22. Call Camp Director Mike Jacobs: 210-2100 or www.saintandrewsschool.net.
Summer Youth College:
Palm Beach Community College, 3000 St. Lucie Ave., Boca Raton. A summer program for ages 8-14. Students pick their classes and enjoy a unique college experience that's full of fun and learning without the pressure of grades, homework or tests! Mon-Thur, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. $59 per class (each class is 2 hours per week for 6 weeks.) 862-4730 or www.pbcc.edu.
Peter Blum Family YMCA of Boca Raton, 6631 Palmetto Circle South, Boca Raton. Campers will enjoy field trips, entertainment, arts and crafts, swimming, sports, recreational games, fitness and friendships. Three different camps are offered: Explorer Camp is designed for children who have completed kindergarten through 2nd grade; Challenge Camp includes 3rd-5th grade; Teen Camp is for 6th-8th grade. Nine one-week sessions (June 8-Aug.12) and one half-week session (Aug.9-Aug.12). Explorer/Challenge fees: $225/session (member); $325/session (non-member). Sibling rate: $203/session (member), $293/session (non-member). Camp fees for teens: member $255/session (member), $355/session (non-member), sibling rate: $230/session (member), $320/session (non-member). $50 nonrefundable deposit required to hold a spot for each week and will be applied to one weekly fee. 395-9622 or www.ymcaspbc.org
American Heritage Summer Day Camp:
Summer fun for ages 3-13. American Heritage School, 6200 Linton Blvd., Delray Beach. Cabins for ages 3-5 are co-ed, while ages 6-13 have separate boys' and girls' cabins. Each age level enjoys age appropriate sports, arts, games and other activities. All cabins are air-conditioned. Four two-week sessions June 8 - July 31 and one one-week session Aug. 3-7. Weekdays 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, with a Junior Program (ages 3-4) from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm. Early dropoff is available at 8 am and extended day care is available until 5:30 pm. Prices are $840 per two-week session, $345 per one-week session, and $690 per session for the 1/2 day Junior Program. For more information, visit http://ahschool.com/BocaDelraynew/summercamp/summercamp.html or contact Sally Schleifer at 637-2440.
Boynton Beach Recreation & Parks Department Summer Camps:
Recreation department summer camps provide children with a safe place to play with plenty of playmates, new things to do every day and a place to cool off when summer sun gets too hot. Schedule for all recreation department camps. Hours: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday–Friday, June 15 ‐ Aug. 7:
* Gilligan’z Island Adventure Camp. Ages 9 – 12. Boat Club Park, 2010 N Federal highway. 736‐9372
* Happy Dayz Camp. Ages 6 – 11. Intracoastal Park Clubhouse, 2240 N Federal Highway. 742‐6650
* Care Bearz Kinder Camp. Age 5. Civic Center, 128 E Ocean Avenue. 742‐6240
* Bustin’ Looze. Ages 5 – 12. Ezell Hester Community Center, 1901 N. Seacrest Boulevard. 742‐6550
* Good Timez. Ages 5 – 12. Carolyn Sims Center, 225 NW 11 Avenue, 742‐6550
* In Living Colorz. Ages 6 – 12. Art Camp. Art Center, 125 SE 2nd Avenue. 742‐6221
Cost: $440 (residents), $550 (non-Residents), Art Camp: $550 (residents), $688 (non-residents). www.boynton-beach.org
Bucky Dent's Baseball School:
490 Dotterel Road, Delray Beach. Baseball Instructional Program (Ages 7 & up) 9 am-3:00pm, Mon.-Fri. Students will go through classes in: hitting, bunting, three days of defensive classes, infield and outfield training, pitching, catching and numerous special baseball drills. Special technique sessions are instructed on: sliding, baserunning, run-downs, and proper throwing mechanics. Students will play in games, take extra batting practice and pitchers will work off the mound. Students also go through proper stretching routines and arm exercises. It is a complete week of great baseball instruction! Weekly class sessions starting June 14, 2009. $275/week, discounts for additional weeks.
Rookie Camp (Ages 5-7) 9 am-12:30pm, Mon-Fri. A half day program for those who are new to the baseball world. A low student/instructor ratio assures extra attention for developing the skills taught. This program includes lunch. Enrollment is limited each week. Weekly camp sessions starting June 7, 2009. $175/week. 265-0280 or www.buckydentbaseballschool.com
JCC of the Palm Beaches, JCC Hockman Branch, 8500 Jog Rd., Boynton Beach. Camp Shalom offers a well rounded traditional day camping experience. In addition, Camp Shalom, Jr. is offered for preschool campers; a teen travel program with options for older campers, and Special Needs camps that are consistently regarded as the community’s archetype of inclusive and dynamic day camp programming. Camp dates June 15-Aug.7 (no camp July 3), Jr. Camp June 15-Aug.14), 9 am-4 pm. Pricing available online or calling branch: 740-9000 or www.campshalom.org
Delray Beach Summer Camp:
The Delray Beach Parks & Recreation Department is holding Summer Camp registration for Delray Beach Residents. Registration will be accepted for all three camp sites (Community Center, Pompey Park, and Pine Grove Elementary). Parents registering their child(ren) are required to bring: a completed Registration Application, a $25.00 one time registration fee, first payment of $110.00 made by cash, check, Master Card or Visa, a headshot photograph of the child(ren) & a copy of the child(ren)’s birth certificate. The City’s Summer Camp program will be held from June 15 - August 7. Cost for eight (8) week program is $465.00. Contact Tonya Smith at 243-7249 or email Tonya at email@example.com. www.mydelraybeach.com
Palm Beach Photographic Centre, 55 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach. If you are between the ages of 10 and 17, have an interest in photography and/or computers, are inquisitive and like adventure, then check out FOTOcamp. Here’s an opportunity to gain knowledge in all areas of photography, beginning with the basics of picture-taking using Canon SLR digital cameras and progressing to state-of-the-art digital imaging, at your own rate of speed. 9 am-3 pm. Mon-Fri. June 15-26, July 6-17 & July 20-31. Each two-week session is $595 (members) and $645 (non-members.) Fees include the use of cameras and lenses, some paper for digital printing, field-trip transportation and admissions. 276-9797 or www.workshop.org.
Gulf Stream School Summer Camp Programs:
Gulf Stream School, 3600 Gulf Stream Road, Gulf Stream. Gulf Stream School offers a variety of summer programs for children of different ages. Starting at the close of School in June, the school offers two one-week sports camps. One of the weeks is devoted to many different sports and the other focuses on basketball. During the summer, for Lower School students there is a camp which combines a variety of both on-campus and off-campus activities. A camp for Pre-Kindergarten students provides an opportunity for educational play in a safe environment. For further information: 276-5225 or www.gulfstreamschool.org.
Ocean Discovery Summer Day Camp:
Sandoway House Nature Center, 142 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. Ocean Discovery Summer Camp is a fun-filled week long adventure for ages 7-12. Children will enjoy sea kayaking and snorkeling to sunken ships and artificial reefs plus beach scavenger hunts, nature crafts and games as we explore nature together through Florida’s habitats and the center’s exhibits and aquariums. June 8-12 for ages 7-9. June 15-19 for ages 10-12. Monday - Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. (Limited to 15 children per week). Fee is $350 per child per week - includes snacks, beach rentals, field trips off-site plus a t-shirt. (561) 274-7263 or www.sandowayhouse.com
St. Joseph's Episcopal School Summer Camp:
Join us for a summer of Arts & Athletics for ages 5-12. St. Joseph's Episcopal School, 3300-B S. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach. Pre-registration prices through 4/15/09: $200 per week for SJES (St. Joseph's Episcopal School) Families; $225 per week all others; Prices after 4/15/09: $225 per week (SJES Families), $250 per week (all others). Aftercare: $10 per hour. Registration fee (waived for SJES Families) is $30 per family. Camp is June 22 - Aug. 14, 8 am - 4 pm with Aftercare from 4 - 6 pm. For more information: 732-2045 or www.sjsonline.org.
Summer Acting Camp:
Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW 9th Street, Delray Beach. Now in its sixth year, the Delray Beach Playhouse summer camp has built a superior reputation among parents and children for providing a safe, engaging and self-esteem building experience. The camp’s staff combines a blend of humor, music, and personal attention, creating a climate that motivates campers to better themselves as artists and individuals. June 8 - Aug. 14. $190/week (before May 1st), $210/week (after May 1st). 436-9554 or www.delraybeachplayhouse.com
Summer Vacation Bible Camp:
Church of The Palms, UCC Congregational, 1960 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. For children ages 6-12. Older children are welcome to volunteer to be team leaders. Kids will discover the untamable nature of God as they visit Discovery Sites throughout Wildwood Forest. 9 am - 3 pm. July 20-July 24. Cost per child is $55. Snacks will be provided but each child needs to bring their own lunch. To register, contact Violet Currie, Christian Education Coordinator: 276-6347 or 294-8143
DeVos-Blum Family YMCA of Boynton Beach: YMCA Summer camp is for children age Kindergarten through 5th grade. DeVos-Blum Family YMCA Boynton Beach, 9600 S. Military Trail, Boynton Beach. Weekdays 7:30 am - 6 pm. Campers should arrive by 9 am. To register, stop by the Member Services Desk or call (561) 738-9622. www.ymcaspbc.org/main_contact.html
The Breakers Jr. Golf & Tennis Camp:
1 South County Road, Palm Beach. Age 6-13. Camps feature morning golf instruction, focusing on essentials of the game, and afternoon tennis instruction and competition. All camp sessions include lunch at The Beach Club Restaurant or The Ocean Grill, a supervised swim, arcade games, arts & crafts, and other activities. 9 am-4 pm. Mon-Fri. June 8-Aug. 14. $495/week. $125 registration fee. Discounts for siblings and multiple weeks. 659-8474 or www.thebreakers.com.
Crime Investigation During the Gilded Age: Flagler Museum, One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Grades 6-8. Explore the forensic and investigative techniques used to solve crimes during the Gilded Age (1865 -1929). Collect physical evidence, test their observation skills, learn fingerprint analysis, blood-typing, footprint analysis, and hair and fiber examination, through hands-on exercises. 9 am-4 pm. Extended hours available until 5 pm., Mon-Fri., June 15-19. $200 (members), $225 (non-member). Bring lunch & snacks. After-care available. 655-2833 or www.flaglermuseum.us.
Inventions that Changed the World:
Flagler Museum, One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Grades 6-8. Campers will engage in hands-on learning about the inventions of the Gilded Age (1865 - 1929) that forever changed the world. Campers will discover the inventor within themselves by conducting experiments, building working models, making field trips, and learning about the inventors who shaped the modern world. July 6-10. $200 (members), $225 (nonmember). Bring lunch & snacks. After-care available. 655-2833 or www.flaglermuseum.us.
Lake Worth Playhouse Summer Performance Camp:
Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Summer Session 1: "Disney's Alladdin." This three-week half-day camp includes performance classes (singing/dancing/acting), cast rehearsals, and participation in a full-scale musical production on the Playhouse main stage. Age 5 and up. June 8-27, Mon-Fri. 1-5 pm. Performance dates ; June 23,24,26 & 27. $400.
Summer Session 2: "Enchanted Sleeping Beauty." Performance camp, Mon-Fri. 1-5 pm. July 20 - Aug. 13. Performances: Aug. 14 & 15 @ 1p.m. $450. Additional weekly classes are available. Voice Class: July 20-24. Movement for Stage: July 27-31. Costumes/Make-up: Aug. 3-7. Acting/Comedy: Aug 10-14. Classes may be taken separately for $125 each or for only $100 each if staying all day. All 4 weeks of classes and performance camp: $800. Supervised lunch will be from 12 noon – 1:00 pm for students continuing on from their weekly classes into the Camp.
Magicians and Magic in the Gilded Age:
Flagler Museum, One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Grades 6-8. Campers will explore the art and science behind some of the world's greatest magic tricks. They will learn about Gilded Age Magicians while interacting with modern performers. Campers will add new tricks to their repertoire everyday and boost their own performance skills by creating a personalized magic show to showcase their talents. 9 am-4 pm. Extended hours available until 5 pm, Mon-Fri., July 20-24. $200 (members), $225 (nonmember). Bring lunch & snacks. After-care available. 655-2833 or www.flaglermuseum.us.
The Scuba Club, Inc., 4708 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Minimum age is 12. Complete Open Water Scuba certification, including all equipment, and five open-water dives. 9 am-4 pm. Mon-Fri., June 15-19, June 22-26, July 6-10. July 20-24 and Aug. 3-7. $300. 844-2466 or www.TheScubaClub.com.
South Florida Science Museum Summer Camp:
4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach. Ages 6-11. Each week will offer hands-on exploration for young scientists aged 6–11 on specific topics in science. The days are packed with science lessons, laboratories, crafts, and outside activities led by our expert science educators. 9 am-4 pm. Mon-Fri. Extended hours of structured activities available from 7:30 am-5:30 pm. June 15-Aug. 14. $200/week (members), $225 (nonmembers). 370-7708 or www.sfsm.org.
Summer Sail Camp:
Palm Beach Sailing Club, 4600 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Age 7-15. Instructors will teach the basics of sailing. The emphasis will be on water safety, boat handling, capsize recovery, crisis management, team work, sportsmanship, and most importantly, FUN! Sailors will be classified by age, weight, and skill level. Class sizes are limited. Basic swimming skills are required, and each sailor will need to bring a life jacket. Camp is held rain or shine. In the event of bad weather, sailing related activities will be taught indoors. Half days 9 am-12 pm, or 1 pm-4 pm, or full day 9 am-4 pm. Mon-Fri., June 8-Aug. 14. Half Day camp $165 (members), $195 (nonmembers). Full Day camp $260 (members), $325 (nonmember). $20 registration fee, free registration before May 1. 881-0809 or www.pbsail.org
Summer Zoo Camp:
Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., in Dreher Park, West Palm Beach. Join us for a wild and memorable Summer Camp Safari experience. Every week has a unique wildlife theme and participants will experience zookeeping and educational zoo activities. Each day is filled with up-close animal encounters, animal exhibit visits, crafts, games, interactive fountain time, and much more! Zoo Camps for ages 5-10, June 8 - Aug. 7, $200/week (members), $225/week (non-members.) Jr. Zookeepers for ages 11-14, June 22–26, July 6–10, July 20–24, August 3–7. $250/week (members), $275/week (non-members). 533-0887, Ext. 229 or www.palmbeachzoo.org