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561-297-3020, flemingm@fau.edu

FAU Offers a Variety of Youth Summer Camp Options

BOCA RATON, Fla. (April 29, 2013) – Florida Atlantic University will offer a variety of youth summer camp options for students from kindergarten through 12th grade this summer. Areas of focus include arts and enrichment, athletics, engineering, environment and science.

 



Architecture camps include:

 
School of Architecture Summer Institute
Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For rising sophomores, juniors or seniors in high school; recent high school graduates; and students in their first two years of college.
FAU Social Science Building
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

 
Start thinking, creating and exploring the world of architecture at FAU’s Architecture Summer Institute. Participants will have the opportunity to create models and drawings, attend topical lectures, visit local architecture firms and experience life in the architecture studio. The program will be facilitated by FAU School of Architecture professors and student teaching assistants. The cost of the two-week course is $800, which includes all supplies necessary for the projects. All students with or without design background are welcome. This program is not for college credit, but students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program. Throughout the program, students will produce a variety of work that can be used as part of a portfolio when applying to colleges. Students will have the opportunity to display and participate in a final critique of their work. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. For more information or to register, contact Leigh McFarland at 866-518-5780 or mcfarlan@fau.edu, or visit http://www.idac.fau.edu/design/HSSI.html.

 



Arts and enrichment camps include:

 
Teaching Outstanding Performers (TOPS) Piano Camp
Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28; Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 5; Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12; and Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For kindergarten through fifth grade.
Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14 and Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For grades 6 through 12.
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

 
Participating students will gain exposure to world-class teaching and performing, as well as appreciation for the world of classical music and art forms. Daily activities will include private and group lessons, technique classes, supervised practice, presentations and performance, entertainment and recreation. Each camp is open to all students, with our without music experience; however, auditions are required for piano camp for placement purposes. Tuition for the camps is $275 per week plus an application fee of $10. Limited scholarships are available. Auditions for scholarships will take place on Sunday, May 12. For more information or to schedule an audition, call 561-297-3803, email topspianocamp@gmail.com or visit www.fau.edu/tops.



Henderson Enrichment Program: ‘HEP Celebrating 25 Years’
Monday, June 10 through Friday, July 5, excluding Thursday, July 4, from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. For kindergarten through fourth grade.
A.D. Henderson University School
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

 
A.D. Henderson University School will offer morning and/or afternoon programs for children entering kindergarten through fourth grade in the 2013-14 school year. A morning enrichment program includes academic concepts presented by certified educators in a unique format that utilizes hands-on activities and technology. Students will have fun reinforcing skills in core subjects: language arts, reading, social studies/science and math. Activities also include physical education, swimming and a weekly field trip. In the afternoons, children will have an opportunity to be creative and physically active while developing new friendships in a safe, structured program with certified teachers. Swimming, physical education, computer games, drama/theater, and creative arts and crafts ensure fun-filled afternoons. Cost is $380 for the Morning Enrichment Program; $380 for the Afternoon Arts/Recreation Program; or $725 for both. The single-week rate is $240 with limited availability. For more information or to register, contact Gina Sands at 561-297-3970 or rsands@fau.edu.

 



Summer Art Series at the FAU Pine Jog Environmental Center
Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21; Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28; Monday, July 31 through Friday, July 5, excluding Thursday, July 4; Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12; Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19; Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26, for students ages 5 to 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
6301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach

 
The 150-acre preserve at FAU's Pine Jog Environmental Education Center offers amazing opportunities to explore nature at the peak of its season. Young eco-artists will be encouraged to explore the wonders of nature and then bring the outdoors to life in the comfort of the studio through nature-inspired art. The camp fee is $165 each week for a full day or $185 each week for an extended day. For more information or to register, call 561-746-4576, email info@kidsneedmoreart.com, or visit www.kidsneedmoreart.com.

 



Athletic camps include:

 
Mike Jarvis Basketball Academy Camps
Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14 and Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For ages 7 to 18.
FAU Arena
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

 
Mike Jarvis Basketball Academy Camps will be in cooperation with West Boca Basketball. Activities will include drills, games and week-long contests – all conducted by Jarvis, the FAU coaching staff and members of the FAU basketball team. Campers can choose one or both week-long sessions. The cost is $225 for one session or $425 for both sessions. For more information, contact Jorge Sanz at 561-297-0097 or jsanzgui@fau.edu.

 



FAU Owl Baseball Academy Youth Instructional Camps
Monday, June 10 through Friday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For ages 6 to 13.
FAU Baseball Facilities
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

 
Conducted by FAU coaching staff and players, the objective of FAU Owl Baseball Academy Camps is to create an environment for students to develop baseball skills and fundamentals —including hitting, throwing, catching and fielding — while providing an opportunity to showcase players’ talents in a competitive environment. The cost is $235 per week. For more information or to register, visit www.collegebaseballcamps.com/owls

 



FAU Owl Baseball Academy High School Prospect Baseball Summer Select Camp
Friday, Aug. 2, from 2 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For grades 9 to 12.
FAU Baseball Facilities
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

 
This camp is for any high school player wanting to take their game to the next level. Coaches from FAU and other colleges will be on hand to not only evaluate skills abilities, but to instruct and provide a valuable opportunity to further develop players as potential prospects. All offensive and defensive aspects of the game will be covered. The coaching staff combines experience, dedication and passion for the game to help young players develop their skills on the field while building character off the field. The cost is $250. For more information or to register, visit www.collegebaseballcamps.com/owls.

 



FAU Distance Running Camp
Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14; Monday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 9, from 7 to 11:30 a.m. For grades 8 through college-level.
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

 
FAU Distance Running Camps will include a daily morning run based on pace and distance abilities, followed by stretching, breakfast and clinics. Camps are led by USATF-certified, experienced and supportive coaches. Topics covered include training philosophy and schedules; biomechanics and footwear; nutrition; psychology; cross-training injuries; racing tips; and strategies for mile-marathon distance. Students will play running games and swim on different days. The cost is $199 each session. For more information or to register, visit www.runfastcamps.com.

 



FAU Football Camps
Saturday, June 8 through Monday, June 10; Friday, June 14 through Saturday, June 16; Tuesday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 19;
and Monday, July 22. For grades 9 through 12.
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

 
FAU is offering athletes a chance to join a variety of high-exposure football camps: One Day Camp, Team Camp, or Linebacker School. The different style camps allow athletes to develop skills individually, by position, or as a team. To widen the scope of exposure, all of the respective camps will be led by the FAU coaching staff in conjunction with other collegiate-level coaches. Cost for One Day Camp is $35 for a full-day of individual, group and one-on-one drills. Dates for this camp are Saturday, June 8 through Monday, June 10 and Monday, July 22. Cost for Team Camp starts at $245 and will take place from Friday, June 14 through Saturday, June 16, with the option for an overnight stay. Athletes can expect to participate in fast-paced drills and receive helpful feedback from the coaching staff. Cost for Linebacker School is $150 and will take place on Tuesday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 19. The FAU coaching staff and other collegiate coaches will share their experience with linebackers through film, drills, and coaching feedback focused toward this pivotal position. For more information or to register, call 561-221-2754.

 



Goal to Goal (G2G) Soccer Academy Summer Day Camps
Monday, June 10 through Friday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For boys ages 5 to 14.
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

 
Goal to Goal (G2G) Soccer Academy Summer Day Camps is designed to teach a sound foundation for beginners, and to refine and implement the skills of the competitive/travel team player more directly into the game. The entire camp is specifically designed for male soccer enthusiasts who likes to participate in soccer training, while the morning session consists of techniques and skills along with small side games. After lunch and pool time, students will play more competitive games in a tournament format. Cost per week is $150 for a half day and $250 for a full day. To register, visit www.abcsportscamps.com/faus. For more information, contact 561-297-3711 or donev@fau.edu.

 



Goal to Goal (G2G) Soccer Academy Residential/Commuter Advanced Training Camp
Saturday, June 29 through Wednesday, July 3 and Saturday, July 27 through Wednesday, July 31. For boys ages 10 to 14 and 15 to 19.
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

 
The Advanced Boy’s Training Camp is designed for those players who have the inspiration to play at the higher level. This training camp session is for both individuals and teams. The ultimate goal of this program is tailored to challenge every aspect of the game. It is an intense week-long soccer training camp for those who want to learn and improve their game. It is designed to cover the player’s skill development, including technique, tactical awareness, speed/agility and the psychological dimension. Each player will be challenged to achieve a higher level of play. The cost for field players is $495 each week for residential and $420 each week for commuters. The cost for goal keepers is $525 each week for residential and $450 each week for commuters. To register, visit www.abcsportscamps.com/faus. For more information, contact 561-297-3711 or donev@fau.edu.

 



FAU Soccer Academy College ID Camp
Saturday, May 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For girls grades 8 to 12.
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

 
Patrick Baker, FAU head coach for women’s soccer, and his staff will instruct this specialized one-day College ID camp. The camp is open to girls who are looking to elevate their game to the next level. Particular emphasis will be given to providing participants with elite training sessions seen at the highest collegiate levels. Additionally, Baker will lead an interactive classroom session on the collegiate recruiting process. Cost is $125. For more information or to register, visit www.fausocceracademy.com

 



FAU Soccer Academy Day Camp
Monday, June 10 through Friday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For girls ages 5 to 14.
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

 
This camp offers the opportunity to develop soccer skills while getting to know the FAU women’s soccer team through increasing technical ability in a fun and challenging environment with the coaches and players. The camp will focus on teaching fundamental skills such as dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting and heading. Campers will be grouped by age and skill level. Campers are challenged to work on their individual skills as well as the tactical aspect of their game. This is a fun-filled week of learning, competing, and enjoying the game of soccer with some of the best role models around. Cost is $250 per week for full days or $150 per week for half days. For more information or to register, visit www.fausocceracademy.com.

 



FAU Soccer Academy Residential Camps: Premier/Junior ID Camps and College Prep Camp
Sunday, June 23 through Wednesday, June 26; Sunday, July 28 through Wednesday, July 31. For girls ages 13 to 17.
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

 
FAU Soccer Academies are designed for advanced-level individual players and teams.  A rigorous training regime is designed to identify, evaluate, and prepare players seeking to compete at the elite level in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. Technical development with the ball is a major focus of the camp to ensure all of the players leave at the end of the week as a more refined and developed player. Team tactics will be emphasized throughout the week and during evening games. Full evaluations will be provided to help each player as she moves forward with her soccer career. The entire FAU women’s soccer staff will be on-site to help develop players and the FAU women’s soccer team players will assist in coaching while playing a strong role in mentoring campers. All meals are provided for residential campers, and lunch and dinner is provided for commuters. Cost is $495 for resident campers and $395 for commuters. For more information or to register, visit www.fausocceracademy.com.

 



FAU Soccer Academy Goalkeeper/Striker Camp
Saturday, June 29 through Sunday, June 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For girls ages 8 to 18. 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

 
The Goalkeeper/Striker Camp is designed to incorporate both female goalkeepers and strikers to create an elite and progressive training atmosphere. Both positions will focus on the individual development of their position and will join both groups together to create “game-like” training atmospheres. Cost is $185. For more information or to register, visit www.fausocceracademy.com.

 



Engineering camps include:

 
FAU Summer Engineering Technology Program
Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14; Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21; and Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28. From 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays. For students entering grades 7, 8 or 9.
FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science
Engineering East Lobby, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

 
FAU’s Summer Engineering Technology Program is open to high-achieving students who are entering seventh through ninth grade as of fall 2013. Students will learn how to think critically in a fun and academically stimulating environment during six classes that will be offered. Video Gaming Design and Animation will take place from Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14. Fundamentals of Engineering will take place from Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14 and Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21. Car to Car Communication will take place Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21. Lego Robot will take place Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28. Explore GIS and Traffic Simulation will take place Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 and a recommendation from the student's school guidance counselor is required. The cost is $210 per week. FAU employees receive a 20 percent discount when registering their child. Space is limited, and registration is required. For more information or to register, contact 561-297-2049 or dess@fau.edu, or visit www.eng.fau.edu/set.

 



Environment camps include:

 
Everglades Youth Conservation Camp
Sunday, June 30 through Friday, Aug. 9. For ages 8 to 9; 10 to 11; 11 to 12; 12 to 14; and 13 to 14.
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area
12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, West Palm Beach

 
The Everglades Youth Conservation Camp (EYCC) was created by individuals who care deeply about conservation, protecting wilderness areas and the animals in natural habitats, and preserving a way of life. EYCC’s summer programs feature a unique environmental education theme with outdoor adventure activities in the Florida Everglades, recreational opportunities and time to relax, have fun and make new friends. Activities include archery, canoeing, swimming, fishing, hiking, bird watching, outdoor skills and campfires. The camp facility is managed by FAU’s Pine Jog Environmental Education Center and is offered in six, one-week sessions. The camp is accredited by the American Camping Association. Cost is $360 per camper per week session. For general information, registration or to receive an application package through the mail, contact 561-686-6600 or visit www.pinejog.fau.edu.

 



Pine Jog Summer Day Camp
Monday, June 10 through Friday, Aug. 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For ages 5 to 12.
Pine Jog Environmental Education Center
6301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach

 
FAU’s Pine Jog Summer Day Camp will offer campers a balance of environmental education, arts, culture, sports and outdoor fun offered by the week or in three-week sessions. Students may attend weekly or in three-week sessions. Each week will focus on a different environmental theme, and activities will include field trips, nature study, guest speakers, art, recreation, gardening, cooking and more. The registration fee is $40 per child. The camp fee is $160 each week, or $465 by session. For more information or to register, call 561-656-5430, email lgomez27@fau.edu, or visit www.pinejog.fau.edu.

 



Science camps include:

 
Summer Science Institute
Monday, June 17 through Friday, July 12; Monday, July 15 through Friday, Aug. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For ages 11 to 13 or 14 to 17.
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

 
The Summer Science Institute is a non-credit academic program specifically designed to meet the intellectual and cognitive needs of high-performing middle and high school students interested in discovering the world of science. The program uses a problem-based learning model to develop students’ critical thinking skills and draws from a broad range of disciplines within the sciences to maximize the potential of interdisciplinary science studies. With small class sizes, students will participate in hands-on research projects as well as gain exposure to laboratories and expert scientists. Cost is $875 per session plus a $50 application fee. The selection process is competitive, and space is limited. For more information or to register, call the College of Science Department of Continuing Education at 561-297-6702 or visit www.science.fau.edu/oce

-FAU-

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