Full day and half day camps for age 4 - grade 12 in St. Petersburg
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Summer Programs At a Glance

  • June 1 - July 3 virtual camps, online at home
    • Specialized week-long programs in art, magic, writing, coding, sportscasting, theatre, history fair prep and more
    • See what's available here.
  • July 6 - August 7 camps intended to be on campus 
    • Specialized week-long programs in art, writing, coding, sports, STEAM, musical theatre, test prep and much more (age 4 - grade 12.)
    • Traditional Day Camp with a weekly theme, field trips, art lessons, games and a giant water slide! (Age 4 - grade 6.)
  • Jump Start Camps
    • We are excited to offer Shorecrest families a growing list of academic Jump Start camps for students entering grades alpha - 12.
    • Help ease the transition from distance learning back to school and into the next grade level
    • Help prevent summer slide!
    • See what's available here
  • Full day & Half day camps. (Half day is 4 hours, morning & afternoon.)
  • You don't have to be a Shorecrest student, open to the public, age 4 - grade 12
Now more, new camp partners such as:
  • St. Pete MAD (Music, Acting, and Dance) - formerly PLAY Performing Arts
  • Drobots
  • Artist Sara Norine
  • Little Scholars
  • Codemoji
More camps than ever before for JK and Middle School campers!
Summer Program Hours
Full day camps: 9am - 4pm
Half day camps: 9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm
(Supervised lunch from 12-1pm)
 
Extended Care
Before Care from 7:30 – 9am
After Care from 4 – 5pm

Examples of programs for little ones

Jr. Coding / Kitty Coding

Grades: 1-2

Learn the basics of coding and computer science while immersed in STEM activities. Students will collaborate to program robots to complete tasks, work with emojis as they dive into the Codemoji platform, and participate in offline unplugged coding activities and games. Throughout the program, students will design a website and learn to utilize their newly acquired coding skills to advance through interactive lessons.

Sample programs for middle schoolers

Online Camp:

Acting and Improvisation Workshop

Grades: 5-8
With Bill Leavengood '78!
 
Experience a number of acting and improvisation projects and exercises online. We will try a variety of Theatre activities throughout the afternoon including group improvisations, found-object mask-making, story-telling and monologue writing and performing, and filming stage scenes at home in which they play all of the roles! Friday at 3pm we will invite parents to Zoom with us to share some highlights of what we learned during the week.

Back on Campus:

LEGO Robotics

Grades: 4-8

Work in a team to build and program a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot. During this camp you will build a LEGO robot from scratch, learn how to program it to travel around a field, follow a line, and pick up objects. Get a taste of what it is like to be a member of a FIRST LEGO League team. Advanced campers will have the opportunity for more advanced building and programming.

Old Florida Summer Fun

Grades: 6-9

We’ll get around! Hillsborough River Park to canoe, Aqua Park to bounce, Weedon Island to kayak, Egmont Key to explore, and Buccaneer Bay to play.

STEMQuest: Star Wars Empire vs. Rebellion

Grades: 4-8

Bring the galaxy from far far away, much much closer to camp. Using custom built podracers, foam ball blasters, and rolling droid drones, campers will split into two separate groups and participate either as a member of the controlling Empire or of the elite Rebellion strike force. Teams work together in hands-on building activities to prepare for the multiple battles that occur throughout the week - all in a friendly competitive environment. The ultimate daily and weekly goal is for campers to use both their minds and their hands to eliminate the opposing team’s holdout positions through strategy and collaborative planning.

Harry Potter: Villains Unite

Grades: 3-8

St. Pete Music, Acting, and Dance brings you Villains Unite! The dark arts await. Learn the secret knowledge of the most villainous residents of the wizarding world. Who knows what terrible magic you can create when you unite. Students will transform into Villain-inspired characters to craft and present an original (and evil!) story on our last day.

Camp Director

Terry Kessel
Director of Auxiliary Programs
727-409-1668

Contact the Camp Director

FAQs

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Are Summer Programs Open to the Community?

    Yes, we welcome all children to attend any of our camps during the summer, regardless of whether they attend Shorecrest for school.
  • Q. How do I view details for each camp offered?

    View our online camp catalogue for July camps, which we hope to hold on campus. Virtual camp details for June 1-July 3 are coming soon!
  • Q. What are the camp fees?

    There is a one time, $10 registration fee per child per summer charged at the time of enrollment. 
    Specific camp prices vary and can be seen in our online catalogue.
  • Q. What does my child eat at camp?

    Daily snack is provided to all on-campus campers in the morning and afternoon. Campers may bring lunch and a water bottle from home each day.
  • Q. How do camps communicate with parents?

    Email is the primary source of communication during the summer. Please insure that your email address is up to date at time of registration, and that you check your email account while camp is in session.
  • Q. How is medical insurance taken care of at camp?

    All parents/guardians are responsible for the camper's medical insurance and medical bills.
  • Q. What happens with camp during bad weather?

    In the event of typical summer rain/lightning storms – all outdoor, on-campus camps will be moved indoors. In the event of hurricanes or tropical storms that close our campus, you will be notified of camp closure via email and text. No refunds or make-up days are provided due to natural disasters.
  • Q. What is the Shorecrest Summer Program Refund Policy?

    Refunds will only be given if:
    1) A child’s enrollment is canceled at least two weeks prior to the camp start date.  For example; if camp begins Monday, June 8, notification must be received prior to Monday, May 25. 
    2) A camp is canceled due to minimum enrollment not being met.
     
    *Camps/classes are not prorated based on child’s attendance.  

Sample programs for high schoolers

Online Camp

The Five Day New Play

With Bill Leavengood '78!
For students in grades 9-12 AND adult community members
Maximum of 10 participants

After a Monday Zoom masterclass in playwriting structure and technique and the nuts and bolts of “How to Write a Short Play,” students will begin writing their own 10-minute plays. On Tuesday and Wednesday, after one-hour group Zoom playwriting instruction, students will have individual 20-30 minute one-on-one sessions with the instructor to discuss and get guidance on their works-in-progress. On Thursday, each class member will have a scheduled Zoom reading with the instructor and their cast (composed of fellow participants and volunteer members of the Shorecrest Theatre program, as needed) to read through their scripts and get feedback. The playwright will then have until 1pm on Friday to do revisions, at which time we will all reconvene on Zoom to hear readings of each participant’s Five Day New Play. Participants will also be guided toward 10-minute play contests to which they can consider submitting their work.

Back on Campus

Fiber Art Studio

Grades:  6-12

Use yarn and other textiles to explore traditional and innovative techniques. Knit, weave, stitch, ply, braid, and felt as we create pieces that can be functional or purely creative. Students will explore processes while creating their own unique projects.

Acting and Improvisation Workshop

Grades: 5-8
With Bill Leavengood '78!
 
Experience a number of acting and improvisation projects and exercises online. We will try a variety of Theatre activities throughout the afternoon including group improvisations, found-object mask-making, story-telling and monologue writing and performing, and filming stage scenes at home in which they play all of the roles! Friday at 3pm we will invite parents to Zoom with us to share some highlights of what we learned during the week.


SAT/ACT Test Prep

Grades: 10-12

The ACT and SAT are NOT difficult tests - they merely seem that way because they are shrouded in mystery for students. Qualified instructor Joe Mirabelle utilizes a diverse set of skills that includes academic mentoring, behavioral psychology, and years of precise, data-driven ACT/SAT tutoring methods. Joe has spent countless hours breaking apart the tests into their component skills and topics. Let Joe help your student demystify the tests and foster the confidence necessary to achieve their Dream Score! The resulting increases on ACT/SAT scores speak for themselves… Ask around, chances are we have helped the child of someone you know!

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St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191
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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.