WELCOME TO PALMER TRINITY SCHOOL 2020 VIRTUAL FALCON SUMMER CAMP

Palmer Trinity School invites boys and girls in Kindergarten and up in the greater Miami community to experience arts, academics, enrichment, and sports at our 2020 VirtualFalcon Summer Camp. Join our world-class faculty, staff, and summer camp specialists for a fun-filled and activity-based program for all ages.

Our 8-week Virtual Falcon Summer Camp will be held Monday - Friday beginning June 8, 2020. English and Math Conditional Registration for new incoming students opens December 2, 2019. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For registration questions, contact Mrs. Rodriguez, Director of Auxiliary Programs and Performing Arts Coordinator, at krrodriguez@palmertrinity.org.

We look forward to seeing you Virtually this Summer!
 
 

Virtual Program Dates

Week 1 (June 8 - 12, 2020)
Week 2 (June 15 - 19, 2020)
Week 3 (June 22 - 26, 2020)
*Week 4 (June 29 - July 3, 2020)
Week 5 (July 6 - 10, 2020)
Week 6 (July 13 - 17, 2020)
Week 7 (July 20 - 24, 2020)
Week 8 (July 27 - 31, 2020)
**Week 9 (August 3 - 7, 2020)
*dates TBD
**English and Math courses only

Virtual Specialty Summer Camps
Virtual Specialty Summer Camp hours vary from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Participant age groups and camp fees vary by Individual camp.
 

Virtual Summer Camps

List of 15 items.

  • Acting: Perfecting your Audition

    Falcon Summer Camp playing chess
     
    Cost - $20
    Location: Online Course
    Dates - Week 3 (June 22 - 26) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.;
    Week 7 (July 20 - 24) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Ages: 6th grade and up
    Required MaterialsComputer/Laptop for Zoom, notebook and pen/pencil
     
    Join Mr. Michael Stoddard, Director of Theater at Palmer Trinity School, for a week-long virtual acting course specializing in the preparation and performance of the perfect audition song or monologue. Over the course of the week each student will learn how to dissect, prepare, and then perform their very own monologue or solo song performance. Students in the class will interact with other students through specialized online warm-up and acting exercises. Each student will improve by receiving personal direction and instruction from Mr. Stoddard and grow further through self and group evaluation of their online performances. This course is beneficial for beginners or experienced performers. 
     
  • The Art and Science of Baking

     
    Cost - $20
    Location: Online Course
    Dates - Week 7 (July 20 - 24) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Ages: 6th grade and up
    Required 
    Facilities The class is designed around a standard home kitchen equipped with a stove, oven, sink, and refrigerator/freezer. Home adult supervision is recommended during class.
    Required Materials: Computer/Laptop for Zoom, notebook and pen/pencil, baking materials
     
    This Baking class runs five consecutive days. Each day is designed around a specific baking genre, with day one as an introduction, to specific skills and kitchen safety. Students will bake, taste, and prepare creations in class and provide professional-looking finished products to share with their families at home. The week will culminate with a capstone project incorporating multiple skills learned during the week.
    • Day 1: Introduction, kitchen basics, and cookies (Chocolate chip cookies, Sugar cookies, and cookie art). Introduction to piping skills. Introduction to frosting.
    • Day 2: Pan bars (Traditional chocolate brownies, Apple caramel chewy bars)
    • Day 3: Pies and decorative pie crusts (Traditional fruit pie and intro to decorative crust cutting and assembly, White chocolate raspberry cheesecake)
    • Day 4: Cupcakes, filling, and decorative frosting skills (Devil’s food cupcakes with whipped cream cookies and cream filling, and vanilla whipped cream, buttercream frosting, French vanilla cake with vanilla pudding whipped cream filling, and chocolate whipped cream frosting)
    • Day 5: Capstone project. 5-layer filled cake with decorative frosting skills. (6-inch width, 12-inch tall) 5-layer strawberry cake filled with vanilla pudding whipped cream filling pureed and chopped strawberries, and topped with vanilla buttercream whipped cream decorative piped frosting, topped with fresh strawberries.)
     
  • Chess!

    Falcon Summer Camp playing chess
     
    Cost - $150 
    Location: Online Course
    Dates - Week 1 (June 8 - 12) 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.;
    Week 2 (June 15 - 19) 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.;
    Week 3 (June 22 - 26) 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.;
    Week 5 (July 6 - 10) 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.;
    Week 6 (July 13 - 17) 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.;
    Week 7 (July 20 - 24) 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.;
    Week 8 (July 27 - 31) 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    Ages: All ages welcome
    Required MaterialsComputer/Laptop for Zoom, notebook and pen/pencil, a Chesskid account, and a Lichess account
     
    Join Dr. Harvin for our PTS Falcon Chess! program. Enjoy playing and learning about the profound and beautiful game of chess. Playing chess develops thought-habits such as inquiry, strategic planning, pattern recognition, rule-based thinking, problem-solving, visualization, creativity, and competition.  

    Each session will include learning and playing using tactics, strategy, and winning combinations. Students will create a chesskid.com account and a lichess.org account to play games and drills online. Zoom meetings for each session. Given enrollment of 5 or more, the final sessions will culminate in a tournament with first, second, and third place trophies awarded.
     
  • Coding Games in SCRATCH

    Cost - $200.00
    Location: Online Course
    Dates - Week 5 (July 6 - 10) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.;
    Week 6 (July 13 - 17) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.;
    Week 7 (July 20 - 24) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.;
    Week 8 (July 27 - 31) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.;

    Ages: 6th grade and up
    Required Materials
    Computer/Laptop for Zoom, notebook and pen/pencil
     
    Ever wondered what makes a good game? This course will lead you through the game design process, where you will explore the different types of games and the recipe to make them. Students in this course will write interactive stories and develop games using the graphical language of SCRATCH. No previous coding experience is required as students will learn fundamental programming principles and techniques. Students will work through several examples while they pick up the essential skills needed to design and build their very own game. Instead of being just a player, they will become a game maker too.
     
  • Creative Writing

    Falcon Summer Camp participants working at their desks
    Cost - $200.00
    Location: Online Course
    Dates - Week 3 (June 22 - 26) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.;
    Week 5 (July 6 - 10) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.;
    Ages: 6th grade and up
    Required Materials: Computer/Laptop for Zoom, notebook and pen/pencil
      
    This course will focus on expressive writing in a variety of forms. Students will explore the following writing styles- slam poetry & prose, genre fiction, & nonfiction. Students will study writing samples from professional writers, as well as have student writers guide student progress in mini-workshops.
     
  • Deering Estate: S.E.A. Camp (Shore, Ecology, and Awareness)

    Solar power circuit
    Cost - $75.00
    Location: Online Course
    Dates - Week 3 (June 22 - 26) CANCELED
    Ages: 4th grade - 9th grade
    Required Materials:  
    Materials pickup date and location - June 18 - 19, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Deering Estates Visitor Center 16701 SW 72 AVE Palmetto Bay, 33157)
     
    Palmer Trinity School has partnered with Deering Estate to provide this unique all day Virtual Camp to our community. Learn about South Florida’s rich cultural and natural resources. This program takes place virtually where participants will gain experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.) careers, all while having fun. This virtual camp will conduct the following activities:
    • Day 1: 9:30am-11:30am Scientific method experiment (Rocket Launch) & 1:00pm-3:00pm Virtual Natural Areas Hike with Rangel
    • Day 2: 9:30am-11:30am Virtual Animal Encounter & 1:00pm-3:00pm Owl Pellet Dissection and Wing Design Challenge
    • Day 3: 9:30am-11:30am Terrariums & 1:00pm-3:00pm Ethnobotany Guides
    • Day 4: 9:30am-11:30am Oil Spill Experiment & 1:00pm-3:00pm Plankton Experiment
    • Day 5: 9:30am-11:30am Water Filtration Experiment & 1:00pm-3:00pm Build a Shark Experiment
    THE DEERING ESTATE is a cultural and educational facility that features classes and programs for children and adults, teacher training, and research opportunities. With Charles Deering’s rich naval record and history of boating in Miami Dade County, the Estate’s proximity to shallow bay waters, and with 444-acres that makes up the eastern portion of the estate, the Deering Estate at Cutler is an ideal location for this program. 

    *Please Note: Materials will need to be picked up between June 18 - 19, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Deering Estates Visitor Center 16701 SW 72 AVE Palmetto Bay, 33157)
     
  • English and Math

    Given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Palmer Trinity School will remain a closed campus this summer. We have made adjustments to all summer programs, including canceling our academic summer courses. The Math Department recommends Khan Academy for summer Math skills and the English Department has created a helpful listing of guides for review this summer. 
  • Girltalk Summer Workshops - Friendship 101

    Cost - $200 (two-week course)
    Location: Online Course
    Dates - Week 5 (July 6 - 10) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.;
    Week 6 (July 13 - 17) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Ages: 6th-grade - 9th-grade girls
    Required MaterialsComputer/Laptop for Zoom, notebook and pen/pencil, markers and crayons
      
    Moving on up to Middle School, social relationships and friendships may get a little more complicated. Come participate in a best practice, evidence-based two-week workshop focused on friendship, conflict resolution, being included/left out, communication and skill-building activities that build on resilience and protective factors that help to strengthen relationships in a fun way. This course will be taught by Mrs. Susana R. Cetta, LMHC Facilitator.
     
  • Girltalk Summer Workshops - Empowerment and Identity On Social Media

    Cost - $200 (two-week course)
    Location: Online Course
    Dates - Week 7 (July 20 - 24) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.;
    Week 8 (July 27 - 31) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.;
    Ages: 6th grade - 9th grade girls
    Required MaterialsComputer/Laptop for Zoom, notebook and pen/pencil, markers and crayons 

    Empowerment and Identity on Social Media is a two-week evidence-based best practice workshop with essential tools and resources to promote healthy development for youth growing up in today’s digital world. Providing skills development for media literacy, digital citizenship, and more accurate information on how to use social media safely and in more of an emotionally healthy manner, this curriculum harnesses the relational strengths of youth to effectively explore the complex intersecting topics of technology, body image, cyberbullying, exploitation, and relationships. This course will be taught by Mrs. Susana R. Cetta, LMHC Facilitator. 
     
  • Mixed Media: Storytelling

    Participants in the Falcon Summer Camp Mixed Media Camp working on their Mixed Media projects

    Cost - $200.00

    Location: Online Course
    Dates - Week 7 (July 20 - 24) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Ages: 6th grade and up 
    Required MaterialsComputer/Laptop for Zoom and a Smartphone
     
    Have you ever read a book, seen a movie, watched a television show, or played a game that centered around different aspects of a larger story or universe? During this week-long course, you will design a strategy for developing and telling your own mixed media story. Mixed media storytelling is the practice of designing, sharing, and participating in a cohesive story experience across multiple traditional and digital delivery platforms - for entertainment, advertising, and marketing, or social change. You will learn about what it takes to:
    • Shape your ideas into compelling and well-structured narratives in complex story worlds
    • Identify, understand, and engage different audiences in your stories
    • Use existing and emerging technologies to share your story with the world and help your audience participate in the larger "story-world" that you create. 
    No prior experience needed.
      
  • Rock Guitar!

    Cost - $150.00
    Location: Online Course
    Dates - Week 1 (June 8 - 12) 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.;
    Week 2 (June 15 - 19) 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.;
    Week 3 (June 22 - 26) 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.;
    Week 5 (July 6 - 10) 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.;
    Week 6 (July 13 - 17) CANCELED
    Week 7 (July 20 - 24) 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.;
    Week 8 (July 27 - 31) 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.;

    Ages: Students must have playing experience - All ages welcome
    Required MaterialsComputer/Laptop for Zoom and Electric guitar with an amplifier
     
    Do you play guitar? Join Dr. Harvin for Rock Guitar! Enjoy playing and learning about different Rock guitar techniques like power chords, hammer-ons, pull-offs, picking mechanics, tapping arpeggios, scales/modes, and everything you need to create or learn a scorching hot, Rock song! Each session will focus on a specific goal and use it in a song. Students will need to practice outside of the course to achieve maximum benefit. Zoom meetings for each session.
     
  • Songwriting

    Cost - $200.00
    Location: Online Course
    Dates - Week 2 (June 15 - 19) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.;
    Ages: 6th grade -12th grade
    Required MaterialsComputer/Laptop for Zoom, notebook and pen/pencil
      
    Both new and budding songwriters will enjoy this week of learning about key songwriting techniques, applying these to their own original music, and collaborating with others to make our work even better. The week will end with a mini-showcase of our work. All ages and levels are welcome.
     
  • Speech and Debate

    Cost - $200.00
    Location: Online Course
    Dates - Week 2 (June 15 - 19) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.;
    Week 3 (June 22 - 26) CANCELED
    Ages: 6th grade - 12th grade 
    Required MaterialsComputer/Laptop for Zoom, notebook and pen/pencil
      
    Ever wanted to influence people to action when you speak? Or have you just wanted to speak in public without looking nervous? Well, this camp is for you! Our goal is to understand the art of public speaking and improve our use of rhetorical techniques so that we can be influential speakers. Each day we will explore a few techniques and then hone that skill through challenges focused on current hot topics. The week will end with our very own mini-TEDTalk!
     
  • Stagecraft - Theatre Makeup

    Cost - $275.00
    Location: Online Course
    Dates - Week 3 (June 22 - 26) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.;
    Week 5 (July 6 - 10) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.;
    Ages: 4th grade and up
    Required MaterialsComputer/Laptop for Zoom, mirror, notebook and pencil,  Mehron Makeup Paradise AQ Face & Body Paint 8 Color Palette (Basic) and Mehron Mini-Pro Student Makeup Kit (in your skin tone)

    Stagecraft, the technical aspects of theatrical production, include scenic design, stage machinery, lighting, sound, costume design, and makeup. This class is perfect for anyone interested in understanding what goes behind the scenes of any performance, particularly in the areas of stage makeup design and creation. Students will acquaint themselves with basic skills and learn the history of theatrical makeup.
     
  • Tennis Conditioning Clinic

    Falcon Summer Camp participant playing swing a tennis racket on the tennis court.
    Cost - $200.00
    Location: Online Course
    Dates - Week 3 (June 22 - 26) CANCELED 
    Week 5 (July 6 - 10) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.;
    Week 6 (July 13 - 17) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.;
    Week 7 (July 20 - 24) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.;

    Week 8 (July 27- 31) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Ages: Participants will be placed in 2 groups (4th grade - 7th grade; 8th grade and up)
    Required Materials Computer/Laptop for Zoom, Tennis racquet, tennis balls, cones, sports ladder
     
    This Tennis Camp will be tailored to help players improve their skills, strategy, and fitness playing tennis on the Palmer courts.  Players will be grouped in similar skill levels in order to develop each player to their best potential while enjoying the great game of tennis. Players will focus on forehand, backhand, overhead, and serving, along with strategies for playing singles and doubles tennis.
    *Attending this Conditioning Clinic does not guarantee participants additional game playing time, team positions, stats, etc. This program is open to the public and is designed for the participant to improve skills, develop as an athlete and love the sport.
     

General Information

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Payment

    Payment is due in full at the time of registration and prior to the student participating in the course or camp. Payment can be made conveniently online by debit and credit card. 
     
     
  • Daily Login

    The participants will gather daily online via a computer or mobile phone with video capabilities. Your login information will be sent to you via email prior to the camp or course.
     
  • Cancellations and Refunds

    A refund will be granted for cancellations made via email 14 days prior to the first day of the start date ONLY. Tuition payments will be refunded on a prorated basis only if a course or camp is canceled by Palmer Trinity and an alternate offering is not available.
  • Communication

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Kristine Rodriguez, Director of Auxiliary Programs at krrodriguez@palmertrinity.org.  
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