Bolles Flips for Summer Camps 2013
In an effort to meet the increasing needs of local families, The Bolles School has launched plans for the largest summer camp program in its history. This summer, Bolles will offer 53 different camps on all four Bolles campuses – including 23 new camp opportunities that hold high promise for area children.
A complete listing of summer camp experiences and a portal through which parents can easily register their campers can be found on the Bolles website’s Summer Camp 2013 section
The Bolles Day Camp, which typically draws hundreds of kids each summer, is being offered again this year, as are Bolles Teen Camp, Basketball Camp, Baseball Camp, Adventure Camp and the Read, Read, Read Program. The Bolles Day Camp has long been one of the most distinctive and comprehensive programs Bolles offers to the community each summer. Unlike any other local camp experience near downtown Jacksonville, children have the opportunity to boat, swim and tube on the St. Johns River and access the world-class swimming facilities on the Bolles Upper School San Jose and Whitehurst Campuses. Children also participate in stage performances and try a wide variety of sports, activities, arts and skills.
This summer mainstay is one of the many opportunities available for campers during summer 2013 at Bolles.
“We have kept our ears tuned in to the summer scheduling needs of many families, and have listened closely to what they would like to see offered in terms of a full, rewarding summer experience for their children,” said Ryan Trevett
, Director of Auxiliary Programs for The Bolles School. “At the same time, we are also savvy at discerning some of the pursuits and trends we see percolating through the school year, and have assembled a slate of summer offerings that reflects this special perspective.”
The bow and arrow, for example, have been growing in popularity recently with the release of The Hunger Games trilogy – reviving the age-old camp tradition of archery. As such, Bolles will both host new archery camps this summer. The science of crime-solving and science-related fun also has grown in esteem during the past few years. As a draw for fledgling scientists, The Bolles School plans to offer CSI Science Camp, Magnetic Levitation Cars Science Camp, and Fun with Science Camp as new summer offerings on the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach and Bolles Middle School Bartram Campuses.
Other camps new to the summer lineup include Character Development Camp, Spanish Immersion Camp, a Read Write & Paint Creation Camp, and a Cooks and Books Camp. New creative camps include Photography & Painting Camp, Clay Creations Art Camp, and Nature Crafts Art Camp.
Several new sports camps have been added to the Bolles summer camp offerings. One exciting addition is a new wrestling camp led by former Bolles three-time state champion wrestler and South Dakota State University Head Coach, Chris Bono ‘92
. Called Bono-fide Wrestling Camp, the opportunity includes technical and skills training and drills for all levels of wrestling. Other new sports-related camps this summer include Girls Lacrosse Camp, Dance Camp, Flag Football Camp and a Youth Competitive Rowing Camp.
With so many exceptional summer camp offerings on all four Bolles campuses this summer, organizers have assembled convenient transportation from the Bolles Upper School San Jose and Lower School Whitehurst Campus to the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Campus and back for only $35 per week.
The new camps add to an already full slate of offerings that have sold out in years prior due to their popularity. Some of the most sought-after experiences have been the Dream Makers Drama Day & Overnight Camp, Culinary Camp, and Middle school Study Skills Camp. A LEGO Robotics Camp also has historically been a sell-out experience.
“With more than 50 different options this year, we are pleased to provide a wide range of choices for children of all ages, interests and skill level,” Trevett said. “Bolles Summer camps are all about fun and new experiences, and we are thrilled with the response we are getting from local parents.”
Families already have begun registering children for the 2013 Bolles Summer camp programs. Camp organizers said interest has been strong as parents begin planning for the fast-approaching summer break.
For more information on summer programs available at The Bolles School, visit the Bolles Summer Camp section
on the Bolles website or call Ryan Trevett, (904) 256-5071 with questions.