School Life
Summer Programs

Lower School

List of 18 items.

  • Adventure Camp for Children Entering Grades K-2

    Students Entering Grades:  K - 2

    Session I: 
    Monday-Friday - June 12-16
    Session II: Monday-Friday - June 19-23
    Session III: Monday-Friday - June 26-30
    Session IV: Monday-Friday - July 3-7 (No camp on July 4)
    Session V: Monday-Friday - July 10-14

    Time:
    9 am - 3 pm
    Drop off begins at 8:45 am.
    Dismissal begins at 2:45 pm. 
     
    Location:
    Lower/Middle School Campus
    Drop off and pick up is at Green Dot, off McLaren Road.

    Fee:  
    $225 per week
    $1000 for 5 weeks
    $1250 for 5 weeks with After-Care

    Themes:

    Week 1 - Winter Wonderland
    Week 2 - Star Wars
    Week 3 - Wide World of Sports
    Week 4 - Red White and Blue
    Week 5 - Fairy Tales

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    After-Care is offered in addition to the Adventure Camp from 3:00-5:30.  After-care is only offered the same weeks as the Adventure Camp for grades K-2.

    Camp Philosophy
    : The Adventure Camp is designed to provide young people with enjoyable enrichment activities. Creative thinking, positive socialization skills, and good sportsmanship are emphasized.

    Facilities
    : Located at the Lower/Middle School Campus in North Palm Beach, facilities for the camp include air-conditioned classrooms, an air-conditioned gymnasium, two athletic fields, and three outdoor basketball/tennis courts, allowing for a balance of indoor and outdoor activities.

    Staff
    : A highly qualified and mature staff, consisting of talented Benjamin School teachers and coaches, provides campers with leadership and guidance in a variety of well-supervised activities. Lunches and Snacks: Lunches for the week may be ordered the first day of camp. Campers not ordering lunch need to bring their own food each day. All campers should bring a morning snack.

    Camp Activities
    : Each week, campers experience theme-based activities including arts and crafts, music, dance, gymnastics, and computer. All activities are on campus with each week concluding with Friday "Water Day".

    Daily Schedule:
    9:00 Drop-Off
    9:15 Language Arts / Arts & Crafts / Lego’s
    10:30 Wood Fun / PE / Jewelry Making / Golf
    11:30 Lunch
    12:00 Computer / High Touch-Hi Tech / Game Time / On campus "Water Day"
    1:00 Music / Cooking / On campus "Water Day"
    2:00 Ventriloquist Show / Hip Hop Dance / Movie / On campus "Water Day"
    3:00 Dismissal 
  • Basketball Camp for Children Entering Grades K-9

    Boys & Girls Entering Grades:  K - 4
    Date:
      Tuesday-Friday, May 30 - June 2
    Time:  9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $210

    Boys & Girls Entering Grades:  K - 6
    Date:
      Monday-Friday, August 7-11
    Time:  12 pm - 3 pm
    Location: Lower School Campus
    Fee:  $150

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

    Boys & Girls Entering Grades:  5 - 9 
    Date:  Monday-Friday
    Time:  9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $210
    Session I: June 12-16
    Session II: June 19-23

    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
  • Cheerleading Camp for Children Entering Grades K-3

     

    Session I:  Students Entering Grades: 
     K -3                          
    Date:   Tuesday-Friday, May 30 - June 2                                  
    Time:  9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Lower/Middle School Campus
    Fee:  $210

    Session II:  Students Entering Grades:  K -3
    Date:   Monday-Friday, June 5-9
    Time:  9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Lower/Middle School Campus 
    Fee:  $210

    Description
    This camp is for children new to cheerleading who are interested in fun through physical activity. Children will learn new cheers as well as develop their own, choreograph them, and perform them. Children will play games throughout the day for the purpose of cultivating school spirit – everyone’s school – through fun, creative, and physical expression.
  • Discovery Camp for Children Entering Pre-K

    Students Entering Grades:  Pre-K4

    Days:  
    Monday-Friday  

    Session I: June 5-9
    Session II:
    June 12-16
    Session III:
    June 19-23
    Session IV:
    June 26-30

    Time:
      9 am - 2:30 pm

    Location:  Lower/Middle School Campus

    Fee:  $250

    Description
    This camp led by Benjamin faculty and staff will provide an excellent summer opportunity for children entering Pre-K4 to "Learn by Playing". Children will participate in teacher guided crafts, experiments, , creative movement, and group games. Let the friendships and fun begin!  Please include a snack, lunch, sheet, and water bottle for your child. A "rest" mat will be provided. 

    Themes:
    Week 1:  Happy Campers
    Week 2:  Pirates & Princesses
    Week 3:  Ocean in Motion
    Week 4:  Outer Space is the Place

    Aftercare is offered in addition to the Discover Camp from 2:30-5:30 for only $50 more per week.

    Camp Philosophy: The Discovery Camp is designed to provide young people with enjoyable enrichment activities. Creative thinking, positive socialization skills, and good sportsmanship are emphasized. Campers will form new friendships and develop confidence through discovery play. 

    Facilities: Located at the Lower/Middle School Campus in North Palm Beach, facilities for the camp include air-conditioned classrooms, an air-conditioned gymnasium, two athletic fields, and three outdoor basketball/tennis courts, allowing for a balance of indoor and outdoor activities.

    Staff: A highly qualified staff, consisting of talented Benjamin School teachers and coaches, provides campers with leadership and guidance in a variety of well-supervised activities. Campers need to bring their own lunch and snack each day.

    Camp Activities: Each week, campers experience theme-based activities including arts and crafts, music, games, movement, science, sing-alongs, dance, educational games, and legos. All activities are on campus with each week concluding with Friday water day.

    Daily Schedule:
    9:00:  Check-in
    9:15:  Discovery Centers
    9:30:  Arts & Crafts / Friday Water Day (on campus)
    10:30: Snack / Break
    11:00: High Touch-Hi Tech / Educational Games
    12:00: Lunch
    12:30: Rest
    1:30:  Blocks & legos / Puzzles / Hip Hop Dance / Music / Drums
    2:30:  Dismissal
  • Explorer Camp for Children Entering Grades 3-6

    Students Entering Grades:  3 - 6

    Session I:
         Monday-Friday, June 12-16
    Session II:    Monday-Friday, June 19-23
    Session III:   Monday-Friday, June 26-30

    Time:  9 am - 3 pm

    Location:
      Lower/Middle School Campus

    Fee:
    $275 per week
    $800 for 3 weeks
    $875 for 3 weeks with After-Care

    After-Care
     is offered in addition to the Explorer Camp from 3:00-5:30 and 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
     
    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 for Children Entering Grades 1-6

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

    Date:   
    Monday-Friday, June 5-9
    Time:  9:00 - 12:00 pm
    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 for Children Entering Grades 2-6

    Students Entering Grades:  2 - 6

    Session I: Monday-Friday, June 5-9 - Lower School Gym
    Time:  noon - 3 pm    
         
    Session II:   
    Monday-Friday, July 31 - August 4 - Lower School Gym
    Time:  9 am - noon

    Session III: Monday-Friday, August 7-11 - Lower School Gym
    Time:  9:00am - noon

    Location: 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 for Children Entering Grades 3-7

    Students Entering Grades:  3 - 7

    Date: Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4
    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.
  • Legos Robotics Camp for Children Entering Grades 3-6

    Students Entering Grades:  3 - 6

    Date: Monday-Friday, July 10-14
    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 for Girls Entering Grades 5-9

    Girls Entering Grades:  5 - 9

    Date: Monday-Friday, July 17-21
    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.
  • Performing Arts Camp for Children Entering Grades 2-6

    Students Entering Grades:  2 - 6

    Date:  Monday-Friday, TBD
    Time:  9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Lower/Middle School Campus
    Fee:  $250

    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.
  • SOAR AHEAD for Children Entering Grades K - 5

    Students Entering Grades:  K - 5

    Session I:
        
    Monday-Thursday, June 5-8
    Session II:    Monday-Thursday, June 12-15
    Session III:   Monday-Thursday, June 19-22
    Session IV:   
    Monday-Thursday, July 26-29
    Session V:
        Monday-Thursday, July 10-13
    Session VI:
       Monday-Thursday, July 31-August 3
    Session VII:  Monday-Thursday, August 7-10 

    Time:  9 am - 11 am
    Location:  Lower/Middle School Campus
    Fee:  $275/week

    Description
    SOAR is an academic readiness program for all students. Students may sign up for one of four options: Math Enrichment, Language Arts Enrichment, Math & Language Arts combo, or Summer Packet work.  Whether for enrichment, remediation, maintenance, or help with summer reading and/or packets, this is an opportunity to prevent the “summer slide”.  Along with teacher instruction in reading, writing, and math, all students will rotate through the School’s Learning Lab for brain training and computer assisted instruction. Students are placed in small learning groups with a student to teacher ratio of 5:1 or less.
  • Soccer Camp for Children Entering Grades 1-12

    Students Entering Grades:  1 - 12

    Session I:
       
    Monday-Friday, June 12-16
    Session II:  
    Monday-Friday, June 19-24

    Time:
      9 am - noon
    Location:  Lower/Middle School Campus
    Fee:  $175/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.
  • Sports Camp for Children Entering Grades K-5

    Students Entering Grades:  K - 5

    Date:  Monday-Friday, July 17-21
    Time:  9 am - 3 pm
    Location:  Lower/Middle School Campus
    Fee:  $210

    Description
    The Benjamin Sports Camp is led by Benjamin coaches and faculty and is designed to provide a fundamental skill set for each of the major sports as well as some lifetime activities.  Sports include: baseball, basketball, football, tennis, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, and additional fitness and agility training. In addition to practicing the skills and drills of each sport, campers will participate in daily contests and games to test their mastery and improvement in each sport in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.   Campers are required to bring sneakers, snack, and a lunch. Cleats are optional for outdoor sports.

    Daily Schedule
    :
    9:00-9:15 Drop-off
    9:15-10:15 Soccer / Hockey/ Flag Football
    10:15-10:30 Snack & Break
    10:30 Obstacle Course 
    11:30 Lunch
    12:00 Agilities / Volleyball
    1:30 Dodgeball
    2:00 Basketball
    3:00 Dismissal 
  • Tennis Camp for Children Entering Grades 1-12

    Students Entering Grades:  1 - 12

    Session I:   Tuesday-Friday, May 30 - June 2
    Session II:  
    Monday-Friday, June 5-9

    Time:  9 am - noon
    Location:  Upper School Campus
    Fee:  $175/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.”
  • Think Tank for Children Entering Grades 3-5

    Students Entering Grades:  3 - 5

    Session I: Monday-Thursday, June 5-8
    Session II: 
    Monday-Thursday, August 7-10

    Time:
      9 am - 11 am
    Location:  Lower/Middle School Campus
    Fee:  $275/week

    Description:
    Think Tank is an enrichment opportunity to present logic and problem-solving opportunities to children through games and brain-based activities. Think Tank teaches students how to think rather than what to think by using real life challenges and other problem solving methods.
  • TV and Film Production for Children Entering Grades 5-9

    Students Entering Grades:  5 - 9

    Session I:
        Monday-Friday, June 19-23
    Session II:     Monday-Friday, June 26-30
    Fee:  $250

    Both Sessions:  Monday-Friday, June 19-30
    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 Adobe Premier 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 for Children Entering Grades 4-10

    Students Entering Grades:  4 - 10

    Date:  
    Monday-Friday, July 31 - August 4
    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!
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