School Life
Summer Programs

Middle School

List of 14 items.

  • Basketball Camp

    Boys & Girls Entering Grades:  K - 4
    Date:
      Monday-Friday, June 1-5
    Time:  9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $210

    Boys & Girls Entering Grades:  K - 6
    Date:
      Monday-Friday, August 3-7
    Time:  12 pm - 3 pm
    Location: Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $150

    Boys Entering Grades:  5 - 9
    Date:  Monday-Friday, June 8-12
    Time:  9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $210

    Girls Entering Grades:  4 - 9 
    Date:  Monday-Friday, June 22-26
    Time:  9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $210

    Description
    Player Topics: One-on-one moves, ball handling, feeding the post, shooting techniques, setting and using screens, how to practice, and defensive positioning.

    Special Features: Station work focusing on player fundamentals, individual attention from our top-rated staff, recognition awards, and player evaluations.
    • Workshops with Benjamin varsity coaches and staff
    • One-on-one training with coaches
    • Daily “championship league play”
    • Staff-to-camper ratio of 1:8
    • Tournament awards
    • Fundamental playing strategies
  • Counselor-in-Training (CIT)

    Students Entering Grades:  7 - 10

    Session I:
        Monday-Friday, June 15-19
    Session II:    Monday-Friday, June 22-26
    Session III:   NO CIT CAMP JUNE 29 - JULY 3
    Session IV:   Monday-Friday, July 6-10
    Session V:    Monday-Friday, July 13-17

    Time:  9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Lower/Middle School Campus
    Fee:  $210 per week or $400 for two weeks

    Description
    Don’t watch TV all summer! This leadership based curriculum will allow students to earn community service hours and develop practical life skills. CIT's will become CPR certified, participate in community service projects, engage in team building activities, and work closely with our campers in the Adventure Camp and the Explorer Camp. We want you to play an integral role in the TBS Summer Program as a Counselor-In-Training, working alongside our camp counselors and experienced faculty.  Participation in our CIT Program is required to be eligible for a leadership role in our Adventure Camp, Explorer Camp, or Summer Institute.
  • Explorer Camp for Children Entering Grades 3-6

    Students Entering Grades:  3 - 6

    Session I:
         Monday-Friday, June 15-19
    Session II:    Monday-Friday, June 22-26
    Session III:   Monday-Friday, June 29- July 2 (No camp July 3)
    Session IV:   Monday-Friday, July 6-10
    Session V:    Monday-Friday, July 13-17

    Time:  9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Lower/Middle School Campus
    Fee:
    $250 per week
    $1100 for 5 weeks
    $1200 for 5 weeks with After-Care

    After-Care is offered in addition to the Explorer Camp from 3:00-5:30 for only $25 more per week, or $275 total per week.  After-care is only offered the same weeks as the Explorer Camp for grades 3-6.

    Explore South Florida while having fun and keeping cool! Campers will experience several field trips in addition to weekly activities including gymnastics, art, computer, a variety of team sports, swimming, and recreational games.

    Note:  All campers will be transported on Benjamin School buses and by certified school bus drivers.
     
    Daily Schedule:

    Monday:
    Peanut Island Snorkel Trip 

    Tuesday:
    Week 1 – Lion Country Safari
    Week 2 – Museum of Science & Discovery
    Week 3 – Off the Wall Bounce House & Arcade
    Week 4 – Jungle Queen River Cruise
    Week 5 - Ice Skating
     
    Wednesday:
    Morning – On Campus Activities
    Afternoon – North Palm Beach Pool

    Thursday
    :
    Rapids Water Park

    Friday:
    Morning – Jupiter Bowling Lanes
    Afternoon - North Palm Beach Pool
  • Football Camp

    Students (Boys & Girls) Entering Grades:  1-6

    Date:   
    Monday-Friday, June 8-12
    Time:  8:30-11:30 am
    Location:  Lower School Campus - Kennerly Field
    Fee:  $150/week
     
    Description
    Come test your skills in a fun enviroment! The Benjamin School Football Camp is designed for campers to have an enjoyable, positive experience in football, either as newcomers to the game or experienced Super Bowl veterans! Join Coach Peterson and the rest of the Benjamin coaching staff as they lead campers in daily flag football competitions. While competing for a “championship,” campers learn football terminology, hear from guest speakers, and receive specific medals for individual achievement!
  • Fun and Games Camp

    Students Entering Grades:  2 - 6

    Session I:
    Monday-Friday, June 8-12  
    Time:  noon - 3 pm          

    Session II:
    Monday-Friday, August 3-7 
    Time:  9 am - noon

    Session III:
    Monday-Friday, August 10-14 - Lower School Gym
    Time:  1 - 4 pm

    Location:  Aug. 10-14 - Lower School Gym    
    Fee:  $150/week

    Description
    JOIN COACH CHEATHAM FOR A CAMP LOADED WITH FUN! Sideline Dodgeball, Medic, Capture the Flag, Wall Ball, and much more! Bring a snack, running shoes, good sportsmanship, and a great attitude!

    Don’t miss out on your favorite game!
  • Home Economics/Life Skills Camp

    Students Entering Grades:  3 - 7

    Date: Monday-Friday, July 20-24
    Time:  9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $250

    Description
    This camp will introduce a variety of basic life skills including cooking, dinner etiquette, laundry, sewing and fabrics, budgets, cleaning, nutrition, and recipes. Campers knowledge will be put to the test at the end of the week with an afternoon tea party for their chosen guest. For the final tea party, campers will need to set the table, fold the napkin, sew their own trinket gift, prepare and serve a nutritional meal, and clean up after their guests. This course is a great opportunity to prepare any young student for the challenges of an independent life.
  • Lego Robotics Camp

    Students Entering Grades:  3 - 6

    Date: Monday-Friday, August 3-7
    Time:  9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $250

    Description
    The Lego Robotics camp will be using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Base Set and Software. Students will be exploring the world of robotics through this powerful and versatile brick building system. Students will be combining the versatility of the LEGO® building system, a powerful microcomputer, and an intuitive drag-and-drop programming software to create robots on their first day.
  • Makers Camp

    Girls Entering Grades:  5 - 9

    Date: Monday-Friday, July 13-17
    Time:  9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $250

    Description
    The all girls maker camp is a camp designed to develop your student's imagination, problem-solving, design-thinking and team-work skills. Girls will be working both individually and in teams designing, creating, and making various projects that will incorporate both engineering and art. Girls will be using various tools such as hand and power tools as well as 3-D printers. Student's will be bringing home projects that hopefully will continue to inspire and stimulate their desire to more fully explore all the STEM disciplines.
  • Musical Theatre Camp

    Students Entering Grades:  6-10

    Date: Monday-Friday, July 13-17
    Time:  9 am - 1 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $250

    Description
    The Benjamin School Summer Musical Theatre camp is for students ready to develop or increase skills in all areas of musical theatre. Camp activities include learning music, staging, choreography, and rehearsal terminology. Camp is themed around specific Broadway show styles and feature student collaboration in developing a musical showcase of material that is performed in a Musical Theatre Review for family and friends at the end of camp.

    Classes and sessions include:
    • Classes in acting, choreography and voice
    • Ensemble vocal rehearsals, individual coaching
    • Blocking rehearsals
    • Audition preparation
    Campers should bring the following to camp:
    • 2 contrasting songs: one a ballad and one up beat.  Make sure the songs are for actors your age and that you can relate to the emotions of the song.
    • 1 one-minute monologue from a published play (preferably not a musical).  Choose a monologue from one of the American classics!
  • Performing Arts Camp

    Students Entering Grades:  2 - 6

    Date:  Monday-Friday, June 1-5
    Time:  9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Lower/Middle School Campus
    Fee:  $210

    Description
    Under the guidance of Benjamin teaching artists, four areas of exploration will be focused upon: creative dramatics, movement, technical theatre and vocal music. For young people with a keen interest in the performing arts, this curriculum provides an opportunity to expand their abilities and learn new technical skills and performance methods in Theater, Dance, and Communication. Camp will conclude with a short performance on Friday.
  • Soccer Game

    Students Entering Grades:  1 - 12

    Session I:
       
    Monday-Friday, June 15-19
    Session II:  
    Monday-Friday, June 22-26

    Time:  9 am - noon
    Location:  Lower/Middle School Campus
    Fee:  $150/week

    Description
    This multi-week soccer camp is offered by the Palm Beach Soccer Academy. It is taught by Gary Walker who is licensed and certified by the United States Soccer Federation and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. In addition to Coach Walker, campers will be led by former professional  soccer players. All participants must wear soccer attire, soccer shoes, and shin guards. Campers should bring a daily snack, sunscreen, water bottle, and a soccer ball. 
  • Tennis Camp

    Students Entering Grades:  1 - 12

    Session I:
       
    Monday-Friday, June 1-5
    Session II:  
    Monday-Friday, June 8-12

    Time:  9 am - noon
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $150/week

    Description
    This weeklong tennis clinic is taught by a licensed and certified coach, and experienced staff. Students learn everything from strategy and footwork to nutrition and conditioning. Camp is open to players of all abilities including beginner, intermediate, and advanced. All participants must wear tennis attire, tennis shoes, and have the proper equipment. Campers should bring a daily snack, tennis racquet, and water bottle.
     
    Also offered on a separate court – Tennis Camp for High-Performing Players: Conducted by ex-world ranked ATP player, Marcel Agnolin (1979-1983), four years on the tour in the United States, Asia, South America, and Europe, also playing the interclub circuit in Spain and France, and touring professional at the “Club International de Madrid.”
  • TV and Film Production

    Students Entering Grades:  5 - 9

    Session I:
        Monday-Friday, June 22-26
    Fee:  $250

    Session II:
         Monday-Friday, June 29-July 2
    Fee:  $250 (No Camp July 3)

    Both Sessions:  Monday-Friday, June 22 - July 2
    Fee:  $475

    Time:  9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus

    Description
    Lights, camera, action!  Students in grades 5-9 who attend this camp will get hands-on experience in TV & Film from actual industry professionals!  Led by Mr. Archer and Mr. Crisafi, participants will learn how to shoot video on high-definition cameras, storyboard, write screenplays, and edit using Final Cut Pro software.  They will also produce, direct, star in and edit their own short film using The Benjamin School’s HD video production facility.  Using state-of-the-art, cutting-edge technology, campers will learn 21st-century skills while loving every minute of their experience!  Each student will receive a DVD of his/her completed project to keep when the camp is over.  “That’s a wrap!”
  • Volleyball Camp

    Students Entering Grades:  4 - 10

    Date:  
    Monday-Friday, August 3-7
    Time:  9 am - noon
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $150

    Description
    Join the Benjamin School’s varsity coaches for a week of volleyball skills and fundamentals. Campers will focus on serving, passing, communicating and building proper technique for newcomers to the game of volleyball.  The campers will learn the very basics of the game and will have fun while doing so.  A new skill will be introduced each day and the last day of camp will allow the campers to put all of their new skills together and compete in a fun and friendly environment!

Summer of Academic Readiness (SOAR)

List of 6 items.

  • General Math/Pre-Algebra

    Students Entering Grades:  6-8

    Session I:
       Monday-Friday, June 8-12 
    Session II:   Monday-Friday, June 15-19
    Session III:  Monday - Friday, August 10-14

    Time:
      11 am - noon
    Location:  LS/MS Campus
    Fee:  $125/week

    Description
    Have you completed your math summer packet yet? Would you like to review before school begins? We will be covering such exciting topics as the fundamental operations of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent's, word problems, and algebraic operations. We will also be completing the "Summer Enrichment Packet" and help you prepare for the new school year.

    Please contact Cathy Hansen, Middle School Math Department Chair, with any questions at cathryn.hansen@thebenjaminschool.org or 561.472.5998 x3310.
  • Algebra I Prep and Review

    Students Entering Grades:  8-11

    Session I:
       Monday-Friday, June 8-12
    Time:  noon - 1 pm
    Lower/Middle School Campus

    Session II:
       Monday-Friday, June 15-19
    Time:  noon - 1 pm
    Lower/Middle School Campus
     
    Session III:
      Monday-Friday, August 3-7
    Time:  11 am - noon
    Upper School Campus

    Session IV:  Monday-Friday, August 10-14
    Time:  11 am - noon
    Upper School Campus

    Session V:   Monday-Friday, August 10-14
    Time:  noon - 1 pm
    Lower School Campus
     
    Fee:  $125/week

    Description
    This course is designed to help students who are entering Algebra I or have completed Algebra I and simply want to strengthen their skills before entering Geometry or Algebra II.
  • Reading for Understanding

    Students Entering Grades:  6-8
    Location:  Lower/Middle School Campus

    Students Entering Grades:  9-12
    Location:  Upper School Campus

    Session I:  Monday-Friday, June 8-12
    Session II:  Monday-Friday, June 15-19

    Time:
      9 am - 11 am

    Fee:
      $275/week
    $500/both weeks

    Description
    Students will understand the techniques for analyzing literature, the elements of fiction, how to annotate the reading, vocabulary, and expression. A syllabus will be provided to each student for the two week class. All students are responsible to start the summer reading prior to the beginning of class. If a student can only attend the second week, they are responsible for acquiring a syllabus and completing the first week's reading assignments. Non-Benjamin students should provide their own summer reading list to the teacher prior to the start of class. This class offers a great opportunity to "chip away" at the summer reading requirements for each grade level.
  • Writing by Design

    Students Entering Grades:  6-8
    Location:  Lower/Middle School Campus

    Students Entering Grades:  9-12
    Location:  Upper School Campus

    Session I:   Monday-Friday, August 3-7
    Session II:  Monday-Friday, August 10-14 

    Time:  9 am - 11 am
     
    Fee:  $275/week
    $500/two weeks

    Description
    Students are expected to have completed the required reading book for their grade level and may be required to keep a journal. The first week, students will review the text while focusing on writing basics including; vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure. Students will also discuss essential pre-writing steps (ideas, brainstorms, outlines and maps), while also establishing what it takes for quality writing. Students will complete a series of small writing assignments for practice and finish the second week with a five paragraph essay regarding the summer reading book.
  • SAT Reading and Writing Prep

    Students Entering Grades:  8 - 12

    Session I:
       Monday-Friday, August 3-7
    Session II:   Monday-Friday, August 10-14

    Time:  11:00-12:00
    Location: Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $225 / Both Weeks
    $125/week

    Description
    The SAT Prep course is a two week curriculum designed to help students on the reading and writings sections of the achievement test.  Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading Comprehension tips, Essay Writing techniques and Test-taking strategies will be discussed and learned to achieve a better score on the exam.  There will be practice in answering the passage-based reading section, sentence completion questions, improving sentences section, identifying sentence errors and writing paragraphs and essays required for the exam.
  • Spanish Prep & Review

    Students Entering Grades:  6-9

    Session I:  Monday-Friday, August 3-7
    Session II:  Monday-Friday, August 10-14

    Time: 11 am - 12:30 pm
    Location:  Lower/Middle School Campus
    Fee:  $125/week

    Description
    The Benjamin Middle School Spanish program is exciting, engaging, and rigorous. Students who regularly practice their vocabulary words and grammatical concepts do well in the program. This class has mulitple levels and is open to Middle and Upper School students.
    • Spanish A - This course will prepare students for the middle school Spanish program. Through interactive lessons, students will be introduced to the vocabulary and grammar needed to be successful in Spanish A, and they will gain a deeper understanding of the middle school Spanish program.
    • Spanish B - This course will hone the skills students learned in Spanish A. Conjugating verbs and creating sentences will be reviewed, as well as new language components that will be introduced in Spanish B. Students will be well-prepared for Spanish B after completing this course.
    • Spanish C - This course will review material from Spanish B and introduce students to important concepts for Spanish C. Through dialogues in Spanish and other presentational activities, students will develop their ability to create and present in Spanish. Equivalent of Upper School Spanish I class.
    • Spanish D - This course will prepare students for Spanish D through reviewing concepts taught in previous years. Additionally, students will develop a tool to use throughout the school year when learning difficult Spanish concepts. Students will leave this course with a better understanding of Spanish D and what will be expected of them. Equivalent of Upper School Spanish II class.
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