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FAU Offers a Variety of Youth Summer Camp Options

BOCA RATON, FL (May 2, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University will offer a variety of youth summer camp options for students from kindergarten through 12th grade.  Areas of focus include arts and enrichment, athletics, engineering, environment and science.

 



Architecture camps include:

 

School of Architecture Summer Institute
Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 27 , for rising high school juniors and
seniors, recent high school graduates and students in the first two years of
college, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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 this 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 954-762-5164 or mcfarlan@fau.edu, or visit http://www.idac.fau.edu/design/HSSI.html.

 


 
Arts and enrichment camps include:


Teaching Outstanding Performers (TOPS)
Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15 and Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22, for grades 6 through 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29; Monday, July 2 through Friday, July 6; Monday, July 9 through Friday, July13; and Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20, for grades kindergarten through 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

At FAU Teaching Outstanding Performers (TOPS) summer piano and creative writing camps, students will have exposure to world-class teaching and performing and will gain an appreciation for the world of classical music and art forms. Daily activities include private and group lessons, technique classes, supervised practice, presentations and performance, entertainment and recreation. Each camp is open to all students, whether experienced or not. There is an audition for piano camp for placement purposes.  Tuition is $275 per week, and there is an application fee of $10. Some scholarships are available. There will be an audition for scholarships on Sunday, May 13. For more information or to register for an audition or camp, call 561-297-3803, email topspianocamp@gmail.com or visit www.fau.edu/tops.



'Expedition Florida' Henderson Enrichment Program
Monday, June 18 through Friday, July 13, for grades kindergarten through 4, from 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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 2012-13 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 $370 for the Morning Enrichment Program; $370 for the Afternoon Arts/Recreation Program; or $700 for both.  The single-week rate is $220 with limited availability.  For more information or to register, contact Gina Sands at 561-297-3970 or rsands@fau.edu.

 



2012 Summer Art Series at the FAU Pine Jog Environmental Center
Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20; Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27; and Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 3, for students ages 5 to 12, from 9 a.m. to noon or 9 a.m. to 3 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 $120 each week for a half day or $160 each week for a full day.  For more information or to register, contact 561-746-4576 or info@kidsneedmoreart.com, or visit www.kidsneedmoreart.com.



Athletics camps include:

Mike Jarvis Team Basketball Camp
Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10 for basketball teams in grades 9 through 12
FAU Arena, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

Junior varsity and varsity basketball teams will have an opportunity to compete against elite-level competition, including a six-game guarantee and a single elimination tournament on Sunday.  All games will be officiated by high school and college officials.  Fees are $450 for the first team and $400 for each additional team.  A $100 deposit is required with the application. For more information or to register, contact Peter Gash at 561-558-7518 or pgash@fau.edu or Jorge Sanz at 561-859-3701 or jsanzgui@fau.edu, or visit www.fausports.com/camps/fau-camps.html.



West Boca Basketball Summer Academy
Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15 and Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22, for students ages 7 to 18, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
FAU Gymnasium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

Students will spend most of the day in the gymnasium participating in basketball skills training, games and other activities.  Campers must be at least 7 years old by June 1 to participate.  The camp costs $225 each week or $400 for both weeks.  Fees include lunch, basketball activities, prizes and any other special activities that occur during the week.  For more information or to register, contact 561-297-0097 or visit www.fausports.com/camps/fau-camps.html.



FAU Owl Baseball Academy Camps
Monday, June 11 through Friday, August 10, for students ages 6 to 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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.  These all-around skills camps range from youth instructional camps to specialty clinics and high school select camps.  The cost is $240 per week, which includes lunch and a camp T-shirt.  Boca Raton Little League members will save $45, and those who register for multiple weeks of camp will save $30.  For more information or to register, visit www.fausports.com/camps/fau-camps.html.



FAU Run Fast Camps
Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22; Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20; and Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 10, for students in grades 8 through college-level, from 7 to 11:30 a.m.
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

Each day will include a 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, which includes a Coolmax team top and T-shirt, breakfast and a personalized schedule for summer.  For more information or to register, visit www.runfastcamps.com.



FAU Owl Football School
Saturday, June 9 through Monday, June 11 for grades 9 to 12; Tuesday, June 12 through Thursday, June 14 for grades 4 to 8; and Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17 and Monday, June 18 through Tuesday, June 19 for grades 9 to 12
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

FAU football will offer three camps for students in grades 9 to 12 — High School Football Camp, Team Camp, and Linebacker School — and a Youth Football Camp for students in grades 4 to 8.  The purpose of the Owl Football Camps is to teach every camper the fundamental and advanced skills necessary to make him a better football player and to help him develop future athletic ideals in sportsmanship, leadership and citizenship.  The cost for the High School Football Camp is $285 for overnight teams and $185 for commuting teams.  There is a 30 player minimum per team, and teams may include up to four coaches at no cost. The Youth Football Camp costs $275 for residents and $185 for commuters; and the Linebacker School costs $150 for residents and $100 for commuters.  For more information or to register, contact 561-654-4974 or dewittj@fau.edu, or visit www.fausports.com/camps/fau-camps.html.



Goal 2 Goal Soccer Academy Summer Soccer Day Camp
Monday, June 11 through Friday, August 10, for boys ages 5 to 14, from 9 a.m. to noon or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

This camp is designed to teach a sound foundation for beginning players and to refine and implement the skills of the competitive/travel team player more directly into the game.  Specifically designed for the soccer enthusiast who likes 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, students will play more competitive games in a tournament format.  Cost per week is $125 for a half day and $225 for a full day.  To register, visit www.fausports.com/camps/fau-camps.html.  For more information, contact 561-297-3711 or donev@fau.edu.



Goal 2 Goal Soccer Academy Summer 2012 Training Series
Monday, June 11 through Friday, August 10 for boys ages 15 to 18, from 9 a.m. to noon
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

Coached by the FAU soccer staff, this is a summer training program for players who are interested in continuing their soccer training throughout the summer and who are dedicated to improving their overall aspect of the game.  The training series will be geared toward improving a player's techniques, skills and effective/efficient movement and positioning when receiving a pass with and without pressure, and movement with and without the ball.  Players for the Training Series are expected to be ready for intense trainings each day.  Two out of five days will be dedicated to speed and agility with and without the ball.  Cost is $150 per week, including lunch, with an option to stay until 3 p.m. to assist day camp coaches for community service hours.  To register, visit www.fausports.com/camps/fau-camps.html.  For more information, contact 561-297-3711 or donev@fau.edu.



Goal 2 Goal Soccer Academy Residential/Commuter Advanced Training Camp
Sunday, June 24 through Thursday, June 28 and Sunday, July 22 through Thursday, July 26 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, both individuals and teams, who have the inspiration to play at the higher level. This 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.fausports.com/camps/fau-camps.html.  For more information, contact 561-297-3711 or donev@fau.edu.



FAU Elite Soccer Training Day and Residential Camps
Monday, June 11 through Friday, July 20, for girls ages 6 to 14, from 9 a.m. to noon or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, July 22 through Thursday, July 26 for girls ages 9 to 17
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

FAU Elite Soccer Training Camps are for recreational and travel soccer players. The weekly cost for day camp is $225 for a full day and $125 for a half day, which includes lunch at a T-shirt.  The cost for the Summer Residential/Commuter week is $495 for residential and $395 for commuter.  Residential players will stay in air-conditioned dorms within a short walk to the practice fields. The Residential program includes a morning of beach training and beach soccer and a Futsal tournament.  For more information or to register, visit www.e-soccercamps.com.



FAU Volleyball All Skills Camp
Tuesday, June 26 to Thursday, June 28; Tuesday, July 10 through Thursday, July 12; and Tuesday, July 24 through Thursday, July 26, for girls in grades 4 to 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FAU Volleyball Academy
Tuesday, July 10 through Thursday, July 26, for girls in grades 7 to 12, from 6 to 9 p.m.
FAU Arena, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

The FAU Volleyball All Skills Camp is designed to improve fundamental skills of volleyball – serving, passing, setting, attacking, blocking and individual defense — and technical skill development.  These camps will focus 75 percent on individual skill development and 25 percent on team systems.  The cost for the All Skills Camp is $175 for three days.  The Volleyball Academy is a three-week intense volleyball-specific training camp.  Designed to offer NCAA Division I College training experience for the future superstars in Florida volleyball, FAU volleyball offers elite-level experience and a state-of-the-art training facility.  The FAU Volleyball Academy will create a challenging, dynamic training environment to develop the skills of its athletes.   FAU volleyball will inspire learning through the perfect blend of innovative, fun and challenging training techniques to allow each athlete to perform at her best.  The cost for the FAU Volleyball Academy is $350, which may be prorated per week.  For more information or to register, email bsheu@fau.edu or visit www.fauvolleyballcamps.com.



Engineering camps include:

FAU Summer Engineering Technology Program
Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15 and Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22, for students entering grades 8 or 9, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays
FAU 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 in Broward and Palm Beach counties who are entering eighth or ninth grade in fall 2012.  Students will learn how to think critically in a fun and academically stimulating environment.  Two classes will be offered.  Video Gaming Design and Animation will take place from Monday, June 11 to Friday, June 15, and Fundamentals of Engineering will take place from Monday June 18 through Friday, June 22.  A minimum grade point average of 3.0 and a letter of recommendation from student's school guidance counselor are required.  The cost is $200 per week, which includes a T-shirt.  Space is limited, and registration is required.  For more information or to register, contact 561-297-2780 or dess@fau.edu, or visit www.eng.fau.edu/set.



Environment camps include:

Everglades Youth Conservation Camp
Sunday, July 1 through Friday, August 10, for students ages 8 to 14 and 15 to 17
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 for six, one-week sessions.  The residential summer camp is for campers 8 to 14 years old, and a junior counselor program is available for youth ages 15 to 17 years old.  The camp is accredited by the American Camping Association.  Cost is $360 per camper per 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 11 through Friday, August 10, for students ages 5 to 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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 $30 per child.  The camp fee is $140 each week, or $405 if paid before April 17.  After April 17, the camp fee is $160 each week, or $465 for each session.  For more information or to register, contact 561-656-5430, lgomez27@fau.edu, or visit www.pinejog.fau.edu.



Science camps include:

Camp Invention
Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 27, for students entering grades 1 to 6, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
A.D. Henderson University School
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

Camp Invention is a weeklong summer enrichment program for children entering grades 1 through 6.  Students will be immersed in an adventure of creative problem solving.  During the first week, the "Envision" program enables students to pretend to set sail from the magnificent island of "Magnetropolis™" and explore the power of magnetism.  The second week's "Innovative" program, "Power'd™," teaches students how to bring a motorized creature to life in a "secret lab."  Availability is limited.  Cost is $230, which includes a T-shirt and a $50 nonrefundable deposit. For more information or to register, contact 800-968-4332 or visit www.campinvention.org.



Summer Science Institute
Tuesday, June 19 through Thursday, August 9, for ages 11 to 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Charles E. Schmidt Biomedical Science building, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus

The "Summer Science Institute" for youth ages 11 through 17 will be offered in two, four-week sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 19 through July 12 and July 17 through August 9 on FAU's Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.   The 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. Class sizes are small, and students will participate in hands-on research projects and will have exposure to laboratories and expert scientists. Cost for the "Summer Science Institute" is $800 per session, which includes lunch and a T-shirt, plus a $50 application fee. The selection process for the "Summer Science Institute" is competitive, and space is limited.  Upon registration for the "Summer Science Institute," students ages 14 through 17 will have an option to register for afternoon courses as well. For more information or to register, call the College of Science department of continuing education at 561-297-3700 or visit www.science.fau.edu/oce.  

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