Summer

Programs

 

2017 Summer Programs
All Camps are for rising 5th-12th grade

Program Dates

Session 1: June 12th - June 16th
Session 2: June 19th - June 23rd
Session 3: June 26th - June 30th
Session 4: July 17th - July 21st
Session 5: July 31st - August 4th
 
 

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Athletic Camps

    Tennis
    June 19th - June 23rd
    Grades Rising 5-8
    $200.00

    Tennis Advantage of Miami will be running our Tennis program. Former professional player Niurka Sodupe will lead our youth camp under USTA age appropriate criteria. Niurka will introduce and develop campers fundamental skills through the use of kid-sized racquets, slower, lower-bouncing balls. With tennis sized right for kids, there is more success and fun for the beginner.


    Softball
    June 12th - June 16th
    Rising Grades 5-8 Girls
    $200.00

    Softball camp will focus on the fundamentals skills necessary to progress in the game of softball. Palmer Trinity head softball coach will be running this camp for the beginner to experienced player. Groups will be based on skill level for skill and gameplay.


    Middle School Volleyball
    June 12th - June 16th
    Rising Grades 5-8
    $200.00

    This camp will continue to focus on individual skill development while introducing team concepts both offensively and defensively. Game tactics will be introduced through modified games, wash drills and 6-vs-6. Players will be divided based on skill level for match play.


    Upper School Volleyball
    June 12th - June 16th
    Rising Grades 9-12
    $200.00

    This camp will continue to focus on individual skill development while introducing team concepts both offensively and defensively. Game tactics will be introduced through modified games, wash drills and 6-vs-6. Players will be divided based on skill level for match play.


    Middle School Soccer - Boys
    June 12th - June 16th
    Rising Grades 5-8
    $200.00

    Soccer 1 will cover fundamental skills, including first touch, dribbling, and passing. This camp will offer advanced dribbling moves, offensive and defensive systems in game-related instruction. Campers will also cover shooting, creating and converting goal scoring chances through set attacking drills. Defenders will learn how to control and stop attacks through live game situations.


    Upper School Soccer - Boys
    June 12th - June 16th
    Rising Grades 9-12
    $200.00

    Soccer 1 will cover fundamental skills, including first touch, dribbling, and passing. This camp will offer advanced dribbling moves, offensive and defensive systems in game-related instruction. Campers will also cover shooting, creating and converting goal scoring chances through set attacking drills. Defenders will learn how to control and stop attacks through live game situations.


    Basketball 1 - Boys
    June 12th - June 16th
    June 19th - June 23rd
    Rising Grades 5-8
    $200.00

    This camp will emphasize fundamentals of basketball. Instruction in developing offensive moves and proper mechanics of shooting, shooting off the dribble, shooting off the pass, using a screen to get open, open court moves, use of a shot fake, and game application.


    Basketball 2 - Boys
    June 12th - June 16th
    June 19th - June 23rd

    Rising Grades 9-12
    $200.00

    This camp is geared to the high school level player looking to improve fundamental skills as well as develop a more advanced knowledge of team tactics and execution. This is a great opportunity to work with the PTS Varsity staff.


    Football 
    June 26th - June 30th
    Rising Grades 5-8
    $200.00

    Football camp for our middle school boys will be led by Palmer Trinity’s Head Football coach. Boys will have the experience of improving fundamental skills while advancing their game knowledge and team concepts. This is ideal for any middle school student wishing to advance their game and prepare for fall tryout season.
     

    Upper School Football
    June 26th - June 30th
    Rising Grades 9-12
    $200.00

    Upper school football camp is for the high school athlete that is interested in trying out for football in the fall. Palmer Trinity Head Football Coach Mark Reese will be directing the camp with his staff. Players will have the opportunity to train individual positions with coaches as well as develop strength, speed, and agility in the weight room. This camp is highly recommended for current players in preparation for the upcoming season.


    Baseball Camp
    June 12th - June 16th (FULL)
    July 31st - August 4th (FULL)
    Grades 5-8
    $200.00

    Baseball camp will be taught by former pros and current PTS baseball staff member Syvel Lowery. Camp will reinforce fundamentals of the game that include both individual and team skills. Coaches will have sessions on game strategy that include the mental preparedness required for playing baseball at the next level.


    Lacrosse - Boys
    June 19th - June 23rd
    Grades 5-8
    $200.00

    Lacrosse camp for boys will be directed by Palmer Trinity Lacrosse coaches. Camp is designed to develop fundamental skills for beginners and fine-tune existing skills for returning players. The week-long camp will accommodate all levels while teaching game tactics as well as positional training.


    Lacrosse - Girls
    July 31st - August 4th
    Grades 5-12
    $200.00

    Are you interested in learning how to play girls' lacrosse? Have you been playing for years and want to improve your skills? Join Coach Sparkes, Palmer Trinity's Varsity Head Coach, for a week-long afternoon lacrosse camp. Beginners will learn the basics. More advanced players will develop and fine-tune existing skills. All players will have fun!  Open to all levels of players in grades 6-12.


    Fast and Furious
    June 12th - June 16th 
    Grades 5-8
    $200.00

    Fast and Furious will be run by a certified strength and conditioning specialist at Palmer Trinity. Training will provide for the speed, agility, and strength is needed in all sports to become a better athlete, as well as for injury prevention. Come enjoy a new method of training that will guarantee results in your individual and team sports. Time will be spent both in the PTS Falcon Fitness Center and on the athletic fields.


  • Academics Camps

    S.E.A. Camp @ Palmer Trinity
    Shore Ecology and Awareness
    June 26th - June 30th
    Rising Grades 5-8
    $375.00

    This camp is an all day camp from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Palmer Trinity partnered with Deering Estate providing this unique opportunity to our community. S.E.A. Camp will consist of THREE MODULES:

    Learning the Basics (Techniques and Equipment)

    Knowing the Bay Environment

    Exploring Biscayne Bay

    This program takes place on land and sea: canoe, kayak, paddle board, hike, orienteer, and learn nautical skills all while having fun outside!

    Share with friends nature-based recreational sports and rediscover the outdoors while gaining experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.) careers.


    Programming - Alice
    July 31st - August 4th
    Rising Grades 5-8

    $200.00

    Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Students learn to create fun and interesting scenarios using 3D models and event-driven programming concepts. The programming language uses graphical components that connect together to create complex movements, events, animations and more. Students are introduced to important computer programming concepts such as conditional statements, iteration, animation and more while learning Alice. Unlike more traditional programming languages, Alice and the programs created with it allow students to see the results of their actions easily which helps to connect programming statements to the behavior of the objects they create. No previous programming experience is necessary.


    Math Fluency
    June 12th - June 16th
    July 31st - August 4th

    Rising Grades 6-7
    $200.00

    Summer is the best time to reinforce basic math skills as well as prepare for the upcoming year. We will focus on decimals, fractions, percents, strengthening our competence in number operations, and tackling tactics to better solve and understand word problems. Join a comfortable and supportive environment to gain confidence for your upcoming math tests and classes.


    Algebra I Prep
    July 31st - August 4th
    Rising grades 8-9
    $200.00

    This course is a review of the main topics in pre-algebra and an introduction to beginning algebra concepts. It is intended to prepare students entering an algebra 1 type course. It will cover a range of topics including operations with integers, fractions, decimals, solving basic algebraic equations, simplifying algebraic expressions, graphing simple linear functions, basic descriptive statistics, and general problem solving.  You will gain confidence in these skills as you prepare for the new school year.


    Algebra I Recap
    July 31st - August 4th
    Rising grades 9-11
    $200.00

    This course is a review of the main topics in algebra, primarily intended for rising Geometry or Algebra II students, but appropriate for anyone who needs a brush-up. It will cover a range of topics including equation and inequality solving, graphing, linear functions, systems of equations, exponents, and polynomials, radical expressions, and general problem-solving. You will gain confidence in these skills as you prepare for the new school year.


    Academic English - Middle School
    June 12th - June 16th
    July 31st - August 4th
    Rising Grades 6-8
    $200.00

    (Five days) Three-hour sessions, modular lesson plans. Incoming 6th-grade students will review the fundamentals of grammar, mechanics, and usage through a varied, dynamic set of exercises and activities. With an eye toward supporting reading comprehension, this course will also emphasize active reading and a range of vocabulary-building techniques. In terms of writing, mastery of composition on the level of the sentence will be our focus, as well as the development of different methods for building paragraphs. Palmer Trinity's summer reading assignments will be touched on, briefly. Students should expect to work in groups and one-on-one with an experienced Palmer Trinity Middle School English teacher.


  • Arts Camps

    Fun With Phone Photography
    June 12th - June 16th
    Rising Grades 5-8
    $225.00 (Supply fee of $25.00 included in price)

    Learn to take fantastic pictures with your smartphone and learn about basic photo concepts including exposure, color, contrast, sharpness, point of view and composition. Additionally, campers will be able to explore a variety of creative applications combining art and photography, including: photo weavings, photo transfers, printmaking and more! Each day, campers will be exposed to new concepts to stimulate their creativity through different art and photo activities. Your child will be stimulated, challenged and have a lot of fun exploring photography and art!


    DSLR Photography Class
    July 31st - August 4th
    Rising Grades 5-12
    $225.00 (Supply fee of $25.00 included in price)

    This is a class for students interested learning how to use their digital single reflex camera or a camera with interchangeable lenses. In the class, you will learn how to get out of auto mode and control the different aspects to create the image you want. We will take photos of a variety of subjects. Then print our images for a final showing!


    Art 1
    June 12th - June 16th
    Rising Grades 5-12
    $225.00 (Supply fee of $25.00 included in price)

    Art 1 is the first in a series of courses that will be offered at PTS this summer. All classes will be instructed by Carlos Sanjurjo. Art 1 schedule will include an introduction to 90/189 degree artwork, with focuses on obtuse/acute pop-ups, designing storyboards and illustrations, medieval graphics, and story writing.




    Art 2 - Strandbeest
    June 19th - June 23rd
    Rising Grades 5-12
    $250.00 (cost includes materials)

    Combining science, technology and art, come and build your own strandbeest. Class begins with the introduction, logic and structural assemblage. The week will be spent not only creating and assembling your own design, but also drawing and illustrating strandbeest rhinoceros models. Come be a part of this innovative program offered at Palmer Trinity.




    Art 4 - Printmaking
    July 31st - August 4th
    Rising Grades 5-12
    $270.00

    Printmaking design will be taught by using linoleum as a medium. Instruction will include safety of equipment, carving skills, drawing, and design. Take this opportunity to expose yourself to a creative and fun project based class.


    Intro to Orchestra
    July 31st - August 4th
    Rising Grades 5-8
    $200.00
     
    This course is designed for the middle school age student interested in the performing arts. This will provide the opportunity for young musicians to hone their skills and prepare to perform as a school orchestra. This class is strongly recommended for the new student to Palmer Trinity School looking to join the Orchestra in the fall.


  • Enrichment Camps

    Method to our Madness
    July 31st - August 4th
    Rising Grades 5-8
    $200.00

    What kind of organizational strengths and weakness do you possess? Students will learn executive functioning skills that strengthen organizational skills and strategies based upon his/her profile. Strategies for each profile will be discussed as well as organizers for binders, lockers, folders and notebooks.


    Effective High School Study Habits
    June 12th - June 16th
    Rising Grades 9-11
    $200.00

    This course is designed to help students transition to the academic rigors and pace of life that come with being an Upper School student. The course will help students understand the way that the brain learns, and what they can do in terms of daily habits, organizational strategies, and self-advocacy in order to maximize their cognitive functioning. Additionally, the course will help students improve academically through non-cognitive factors such as mindset, goal setting and stress and testing anxiety. The course is designed to help prepare all students for long-term success in the Upper School, regardless of their current academic standing.


    College Essay Workshop
    Rising Grade 12
    June 19th - June 23rd
    $200.00

    With the college admissions applicants in the tens of thousands at some colleges, the college essay has become one of the best tools to help students set themselves apart in the admissions process. This course offers an opportunity to work in a small group setting to write and polish essays for college admission. Students should expect to leave the course with up to three essays ready for tailoring to specific schools.


    Drivers Education
    June 12th - June 30th
    $540.00
    Driver's permit required

    Metro Driving school will be providing all training at Palmer Trinity School. Students will engage in both classroom lessons as well as on road driving. Driver Education is a full program running 3 weeks. Students receive 30 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours behind the wheel, plus 6 hours observation. The classroom sessions will take place weekdays beginning June 13th from 9:00-11:00 a.m., and run for three weeks. Two-hour driving blocks will take place from 11:30 - 5:30 pm with two students in each car. Students will be driving for one hour, observing for one hour.


    Junior Engineers
    June 12th - June 16th
    Rising Grades 5-8
    $250.00 (50.00 fee for materials used in the course)

    The Jr. Engineers Course consists of fun engineering challenges that allow students to apply science knowledge in meaningful ways. Students will follow a series of steps called the Engineering Design Process to solve problems. The process has five steps and uses terms students can understand: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve. The engaging activities will be based on real-world technologies and problems. Examples include building earthquake-resistant buildings, and racing green vehicles.


    Robotics by Bricks 4 Kidz
    June 26th - June 30th
    July 31st - August 4th
    Rising Grades 5-8
    $225.00

    Experience cutting edge technology with the introduction of LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 Robotics. Students will be captivated as they incorporate the newest generation of motors, sensors, and software by programming their commands directly into the intelligent brick. Students will test their capabilities by moving an object with a robotic claw, building a robot that draws, and creating a mouse trap. Our endless list of builds is sure to provide the complete fundamental components of robotics at its best!


    Dance Company
    June 12th - June 16th
    June 26th - June 30th
    Rising Grades 5-8
    $200.00

    This is a Performing Arts Summer course designed to expose students to a variety of dance forms, teach proper skills and instill an appreciation for performance and choreography aesthetics. The objective of the week long course is to introduce, discuss, demonstrate and review general dance vocabulary and movements for Classical Ballet, Modern/Contemporary & Technique (Tricks, Conditioning, and Flexibility), Jazz, Tap, Choreography & Hip Hop. Students will practice and perform curriculum from all genres throughout the week and will learn correct body alignment, strength, flexibility, coordination and technique.


8001 SW 184 Street, Miami, FL 33157
Tel: 305.251.2230 | Fax: 305.251.2917
An independent, college preparatory, co-ed, Episcopal day school serving a community of students grades 6-12.