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MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Metcalf
561-297-3022, lmetcalf@fau.edu

FAU to Offer a Variety of Youth Summer Camp Options

BOCA RATON, Fla. (May 29, 2014) – Florida Atlantic University will offer a variety of youth summer camp options for students in kindergarten through 12th grade this summer. Areas of focus include arts and enrichment, athletics, engineering, environment and science. The camps will take place at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road, unless otherwise noted.

          

Architecture camps include:

School of Architecture Summer Institute
Monday, June 16 through Friday, July 27; or Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 18, 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

Students will 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’s 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 www.idac.fau.edu/design/HSSI.html

 

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Arts and enrichment campus include:

Teaching Outstanding Performers (TOPS) Piano and Creative Writing
Monday, June 23 through Friday, June 27; Monday, June 30 through Friday, July 4; Monday, July 7 from Friday, July 11; Monday, July 14 through Friday, July 18; Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25 (tentative), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For kindergarten through fifth grade. Monday, June 9 through Friday, June 13; Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for grades 6 through 12

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, whether experienced or not; however, auditions are required for piano camp for placement purposes. Tuition for the campus is $275 per week plus an application fee of $10. Limited scholarships are available. For more information or to schedule an appointment for placement or audition, call 561-297-3803, email topspianocamp@gmail.com or visit www.fau.edu/tops.

Henderson Enrichment Program: ‘Seasonal Changes’
Monday, June 9 through Thursday, July 3, excluding Friday, 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
 
A.D. Henderson University School will offer morning and/or afternoon programs for children entering kindergarten through fourth grade in the 2014-15 school year. The 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 programs. The single-week all day rate is $240 with limited availability. For more information or to register, contact Gina Sands at 561-297-3970 or
rsands@fau.edu .

Pine Jog Summer Day Camp
Monday, June 9 through Friday, Aug. 8, 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 $40 per child. 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 .

Summer Art Series at the FAU Pine Jog Environmental Center
Monday, June 16 to Friday, July 25,
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 $175 each week for a full day or $195 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 .

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Athletic camps include:

FAU Soccer Academy Day Camp
Monday, June 9 through Friday, July 25
From 9 a.m. to noon;and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For girls ages 5 to 14

This camp offers the opportunity to increase technical ability in a fun and challenging environment with FAU’s women’s soccer staff. The camp will focus on teaching campers 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 $260 per week for full day or $160 per week for half days. For more information or to register, visit www.fausocceracademy.com/

Goal to Goal (G2G) Soccer Academy Summer Day Camps
Monday, June 9 through Aug. 8
From 9 a.m. to noon; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For boys ages 5 to 14


This camp is designed to teach a sound foundation for beginning players, as well as to refine and implement the skills of the competitive/travel team player more directly into the game. Camp is specifically designed for the soccer enthusiast who likes to participate in soccer training. The morning session consists of techniques and skills along with small side games. After lunch and pool-time the campers will play more competitive games in a tournament format. Cost is $250 per week for full and $150 per week for half days. To register, visit abcsportscamps.com/faus. For more information, contact Coach Donev at 561-297-3711 or donev@fau.edu.

FAU Owl Baseball Academy Youth Instructional Camp
Monday, June 9 through Aug. 8
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For boys ages 6 to 13

This All-Around Skills camp will cover every aspect of the game of baseball and will be conducted by the FAU coaching staff and players. Fundaments including hitting, throwing, catching and fielding, will be covered. Players will receive five days of professional instruction and an opportunity to meet and learn from current FAU coaches. The cost is $235 per week. To register, visit collegebaseballcamps.com/owls. For more information, contact jmccorma@fau.edu or call 561-297-1055.

Coach Jay Team Camp
Saturday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This camp offers the opportunity to work with FAU women’s basketball’s coaching staff. The $375 price includes a fee for 10 players (max) per team and camp T-shirt. Up to five additional players may be added to the roster for $30 per player. For more information or to register, visit grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/fau/sports/w-baskbl/auto_pdf/2013-14/misc_non_event/coach-jay-team-camp.pdf

Partridge Football Camps
Monday, June 9:
High School Individual Camp
Tuesday, June 10: Youth Camp
Monday, June 16: High School Individual Camps
Friday, June 20: Satellite Camp -Tallahassee, Fla.
Saturday, July 21: High School Individual Camps
Sunday, July 22: High School Individual Camps
Tuesday, July 24 : High School Specialist Camp (Kickers, Punters, Long Snappers)

Partridge Football Camps at FAU’s Boca Raton campus offers an opportunity for players to receive valuable instruction on the fundamental skills of football. Campers will be made aware of the characteristics that define successful football players. The staff is present for all camps and takes great pride in the quality of instruction. All camps are high energy with great attention to detail and safety. This is a football opportunity that will exceed expectations. For more information or to register, visit
http://abcsportscamps.com/faufootball.

-FAU-

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Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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