2014 summer camp options available at FIU

IMG_4180By Joel Delgado ’12 MS ’17

With summer right around the corner, there are plenty of summer camp options located at FIU to help children stay active and learn in a fun environment.

Whether it’s learning to play the guitar, working with coaches from the FIU baseball program, or going kayaking on Biscayne Bay, there is something for everyone to enjoy this summer on campus!

Here are some of the summer camp opportunities available:

The Art of Summer at FIU Youth Camp 2014 Program

The Art of Summer at FIU Youth Camp 2014 Program will be offering four- and eight-week summer camp programs at FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus that give youth ages six to 14 the opportunity to experience instruction from distinguished FIU adjunct faculty in two summer concentration areas.

The concentration areas that participants can choose from include art, dance, music and sports.

The eight-week program runs from June 16 to Aug. 8 while the two four-week programs will be held from June 16 to July 11 and July 14 to Aug. 8.

For more information, visit their website, send an email to summercamp@fiu.edu.

FIU EcoAcademy Summer Camp

Hosted by the School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS), the camp features marine science activities, swimming, kayaking, and arts and crafts. This summer will mark the camp’s sixth year, and in that time EcoAcademy has expanded to include two additional weeks of marine science exploration and fun.

Held on Biscayne Bay Campus in North Miami, each week of the camp is thematically driven to include a range of activities.

The camp runs from July 7 to Aug. 1 and is for youth ages six to 14.

For more information, visit this site or contact Nicholas Ogle at (305) 919-5568 or nogle@fiu.edu.

Miami PREP Summer STEM Program

The Miami Pre-College Enrichment and Preparation (PREP) Summer Program is a six-week summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program to serve the elementary, middle and high school students of South Florida.

Integrating academic, physical and social activities into every aspect of the program, Miami PREP is designed for students currently in the 3rd – 11th grades (rising 4th – 12th graders). Talented and motivated students will find this a one-of-a-kind experience that is challenging, fun and rewarding. Students are encouraged to have fun while learning.

For more information, visit their website, call 305-348-3690 or email mprep@fiu.edu.

Discover Design in South Beach

Discover Design in South Beach is a two-week summer program that provides an intense and enjoyable introduction to architecture and the related disciplines of landscape and interior architecture. The program takes advantage of the rich cultural context of our studios on Miami Beach’s famous Lincoln Road by using the city as a laboratory in which to study the relationships between design and the built environment.

Participants spend a considerable portion of each day working on design projects, and engage in group discussions with faculty from FIU’s Department of Architecture. Guest lectures by prominent local practitioners and visits to offices enhance the learning experience, and guided tours of significant local architecture and urban design projects demonstrate the impact of design on our world.

The program runs from June 9th through 20th. For more information, visit their website or contact Kelly Meyer at 305-348-6481 and krmeyer@fiu.edu.

Summer Treatment Program
Center for Children and Families

If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD or has a learning or behavior problem, The Center for Children and Families at FIU is hosting a nationally recognized Summer Treatment Program. The 8-week intensive and therapeutic program has helped children and families cope with ADHD for more than 25 years. The program starts June 16 and scholarships are offered. For interested families, this year’s program is conducting a medication study to determine whether children ages 5 to 12 develop tolerance to ADHD medication in combination with behavioral intervention. Enrollment for this study is currently under way. Information about the summer program and/or the medication study is available by calling the FIU Center for Children and Families at 305-348-0477 or by completing this form.

Culinary Arts Academy: High School

Beginning July 9, this program is designed for high school students interested in entering the hospitality industry where basic foundation skills are needed. Each session will focus the student’s attention to the basic ingredients and methods of preparation for a variety of cooking techniques. The core program may include knife skills, vegetable cuts, stock making, soups, sauces, butchery, and plate design, sanitation standards, and more.

Upon successful completion, students will earn an FIU Culinary Arts Summer Fundamentals Boot Camp Certificate of Completion and ServSafe Food Handler Certificate. This industry-recognized credential will position you to gain entry-level advantage in hospitality and culinary venues.

To apply or find out more information, visit the camp’s website.

FIU Sports Camps

Learn from FIU’s coaching staffs and student-athletes in a variety of sports-specific camps:


FIU Head Football Coach Ron Turner will be hosting seven different high school skills camps this summer. Five camps will be held at FIU stadium and one each in Tampa at the Buccaneers’ practice facility and in Jacksonville at the Jaguars’ facility. Ron Turner’s Football Camps will give athletes the opportunity to improve their fundamental skills in a competitive half-day camp.

The sessions are open to anyone entering grades 9-12 in the fall. The dates for the sessions at FIU Stadium include June 7, 10, 12, 19 & July 26.

For more information, go to their website.

Men’s Basketball 

Head Coach Anthony Evans will hold team and individual basketball camps at FIU Arena on the campus of FIU, beginning June 14.

The team camp will run June 14-16 and will include: high-level competition, teams from the State of Florida and certified officials. All contests will follow Florida High School Rules. The cost of the team camp is $500 per squad. Individual camps will run June 17-19. The camps are open to any and all 4th-12th graders and are $100 per camper. The individual camps run 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with check-in beginning at 8:00 a.m.

To apply or find out more information, go FIU’s men’s basketball website.

Sand & Indoor Volleyball

For young volleyball players, Assistant Athletic Director/Sand Volleyball Head Coach Rita Buck-Crockett  Buck-Crockett will hold numerous camps and clinics for both indoor and beach players this coming June, July and beginning of August.

For more information the camps and clinics or to register, contact Coach Buck-Crockett at (305) 348-4716 or rbuckcro@fiu.edu with any questions regarding camps and clinics or visit FIU Sports.com.


FIU Baseball Head Coach Turtle Thomas will be hosting weeklong youth baseball camps throughout the summer beginning June 10 and ending Aug. 15. These camps provide baseball players below the ninth grade the opportunity to receive valuable instruction on the fundamental skills of baseball from FIU baseball’s coaching staff along with current players and some of the top high school, and college coaches in the area.

For more information, visit their website.


The Jake Schumann Junior Panther Camp is designed for young softball players in mind. With multiple activities including swimming, movies, outdoor games and, of course, softball, players will receive instruction from Schumann, FIU Softball’s head coach. There will be two sessions, June 9-15 and August 11-15, open for players from kindergarten up until the eighth grade.

For more information, visit their website.

Women’s Soccer

The Golden Panther Girls Residential Soccer ID Camp offers an opportunity for players to receive valuable instruction on the fundamental skills of soccer. Campers will be made aware of the characteristics that define successful soccer players and organized games between campers will provide a competitive outlet after specific drills have been practiced. Hosted by FIU Women’s Soccer Head Coach Thomas Chestnutt, the camp is open to all high-school aged athletes and will be held June 20-22 at the FIU Soccer Stadium.

For more information, go to their website, email kschroed@fiu.edu or call 305-348-2923.