Where Will Your Child Be This Summer?

Where Will Your Child Be This Summer?

Children  participating in summer learning programs

Summer Programs at American Heritage Schools

Key takeaways:

  • In-person Summer Camp for children ages 3-14 (entering PK-3 – 8th grade)
  • Specialty Summer Camps for Musical Theatre, Art, Robotics, and Science
  • In-person Summer Institute classes for Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, and High School
  • Online classes for Elementary, Middle, and High School
  • STEM-focused classes, Pre-Med, Business/Entrepreneurship, Speech & Debate, History & Computer Science
  • College prep classes including SAT prep, resume writing, and college interview skills
  • ESOL classes for non-native speakers

Summer is a time for fun, relaxation, and vacations. Now that many pandemic restrictions have been lifted, we are all eager to rejoin the world. Still, you need to keep your children occupied, lest you hear the dreaded “I’m bored!” two hours into the summer break.

There are quite a few options, but while you may want your child to have fun, summer is also a good time to learn more about the world or improve skills in preparation for next year. After this turbulent year, your child may need extra help in certain areas.

American Heritage Schools is offering great options this summer: Summer Camp and the Summer Institute. We review both programs so you can decide which is the right fit for your child.

Summer camp

American Heritage Schools is offering in-person summer camps for children ages 3 – 14. Camp for younger children focuses on exploration and fun activities, while older students can focus on specialized programs in areas such as science, the arts, and robotics.

Here is a brief overview of our Summer Camp options. Keep in mind that not all programs are offered at both campuses.

Junior Camp - Preschool through Kindergarten

The PK-3 and PK-4 coed programs allow campers to experience a wide variety of activities, fun-filled theme weeks, pop-up events, and shows. Each camper gets a healthy lunch, morning and afternoon snack, and a popsicle to cool off on those hot summer days. 

Each group will be led by 4-5 counselors who are supervised by certified pre-school teachers. Each member of our staff is carefully selected based on their character, experience, and leadership skills.  

Senior Camp – Elementary School and Middle School

This program is geared toward campers who will be going into 1st – 5th grades and 6th-8th grades Students are separated by ages into girls’ and boys’ cabins. Like the Junior Camp, elementary-aged campers can participate in a wide variety of activities. Each camper will also receive lunch and morning/afternoon snacks as part of the program.

Activities for Junior Camp and Senior Camp include:

  • Art
  • Computers
  • Dance
  • Martial Arts
  • Sports
  • Swimming (daily)

Robotics Camp - Grades 2-5 and 6-9

Robotics Camp at American Heritage Schools is one of the premier scientific camps in Broward County. This specialized coed program allows campers to dive into the many aspects of computer programming and technology, including Java and CAM (computer-aided machining) programs. Campers are placed into smaller groups and have their robots compete against the other groups. Robotics Camp is led by technology experts and innovators in the field.

Musical Theatre Camp – Grades K-5 and 6-9

For children who love to be on stage, the Musical Theatre Camp at American Heritage Schools is one of a kind. This intensive, coed program features professional teachers with classes in voice, dance, acting, set design, and make-up. Along with auditions, rehearsals, and performances, campers will also take part in fun activities like skits and theater games.

Science Adventure Camp – Grades 2-5 and 6-9

The Science Adventure Camp at American Heritage Schools gives your science-loving child a chance to explore everything from chemistry and environmental science to marine biology. Campers will also be able to take part in hands-on experiments in the field. There will also be other fun activities and field trips, including snorkeling, swimming, archery, slime making, Martial Arts, and sports. 

Art Camp – Grades K-4 and 5-9

The Art Camp at American Heritage Schools is designed for creatively inclined children. Young artists will explore different art mediums, including painting, drawing, pottery-making, mosaics, weaving, jewelry making, and multicultural projects. Each week will feature different themes and projects to explore.  American Heritage Schools also offers before and after camp care, as well as free central bus service for 4-year-olds and up.

Summer Institute at American Heritage Schools

The Summer Institute at American Heritage Schools offers in-person and online summer classes. We have programs for Elementary, Middle, and High School.

Elementary Summer Camps

Elementary School Summer Classes

We have Summer Classes for Lower School students, from Pre-K3 through 5th grade. These programs are designed to help students retain and maintain academic gains to avoid the summer slide. We also help students who might need a little help catching up before starting a new grade in the fall.

  • Early Elementary Reinforcement Pre-K3 or Pre-K4
  • Early Elementary Enrichment Pre-K3 or Pre-K4
  • Reinforcement Skills for Kindergarten
  • Early Enrichment Prepping for Kindergarten
  • Reinforcement Skills for First Grade
  • Flourishing in First Grade
  • Reinforcement Skills for Second Grade
  • Soaring into Second Grade
  • Reinforcement Skills for Third Grade
  • Thriving in Third Grade
  • Reinforcement Skills for Fourth Grade
  • Flourishing in Fourth Grade
  • Reinforcement Skills for Fifth Grade
  • Flying into Fifth Grade

We also offer specialized classes in math, reading and writing, and other subjects, as well as courses for international students:

  • Elementary ESOL (Grades 3-5) – English as a Second Language for non-native speakers
  • Math Squared (Grades 3-5)
  • Reading & Writing Workshop (Grades 3-5)
  • Elementary Speech & Debate (Grades 4-5)
  • Piano
  • Chess by the National Scholastic Chess Foundation

Middle School Summer Classes

Our Middle School Summer Classes feature specialized education for students going into 6th-8th grades. The goal is to help your child maintain academic achievement, learn new skills, and prepare for the next grade level.

  • Classes include:
  • Geometry
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra 1
  • Math Enrichment (grades 6th – 8th)
  • Speech & Debate
  • Introduction to Speech & Debate Competition
  • English Enrichment (grades 6th – 8th)
  • Reinforcement Skills (grades 6th – 8th)
  • Prep for Success Science Fair
  • Prep for Success NHD (National History Day)
  • Piano
  • Chess by the National Scholastic Chess Foundation
  • Middle School ESOL
  • Leadership & Community Service
  • One-on-One Tutoring
  • Video Production

High School Programs

Our High School Summer Classes are designed for students going into 9th – 12th grades. These classes prepare students not only for the coming school year but also for college and beyond. We offer specialized programs in a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, as well as Pre-Business, Pre-Med, and SAT prep. 

Summer classes include:

  • Business Essentials
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovations
  • Introduction to Speech & Debate
  • SAT Essentials
  • Pre-Med Medical Terminology
  • Embryology
  • Algebra 2
  • Geometry
  • Physical Education
  • Computer Science Essentials
  • Prep for Success Science Fair

The Summer Institute Online Classes are designed for high-achieving students of all ages who want to dive deeper into a specific subject. High School classes consist of courses that will help teenagers prepare for college and beyond. 

Online high school classes include:

  • One-on-One Tutoring
  • Your Time to Shine: Resume Writing & College Interview Skills
  • Pre-Calculus 
  • Calculus 
  • Biology 
  • AP Biology Essay Writing
  • Psychology 
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • English 1-4 
  • Shakespeare
  • Creative Writing
  • Spanish 1-4
  • World Geography 
  • American History
  • World History
  • American Government
  • Introduction to Drama
  • ESOL to English
  • ESOL 1-3
  • Leadership Program by Dale Carnegie

Let us help your child learn, grow, and thrive this summer

Do you know where your child will be this summer? Make sure your family’s plans include Summer Camp or our specialized Summer Institute classes. We are dedicated to helping each student reach his or her potential. Contact us to find out more about our summer offerings. 

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