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Summer Programs

Summer at RE: Fun, exploration and learning

We are pleased to announce the return of our highly regarded Camp by the Bay for children entering kindergarten through 5th grades as well as a host of other opportunities for summer fun, exploration and learning for younger children and those in middle and high school. Find the registration links below, and email us with any questions.

Summer Day Camps

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  • Camp by the Bay


    Find out what makes a Summer at RE so special: Ransom Everglades has brought back the most popular summer camp in Miami!

    Camp by the Bay is a full-day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) camp for children entering kindergarten through 5th grade that offers sailing, kayaking, paddle sports, swimming, arts and crafts, music, games, sports and more. Children have access to the Olympic-sized pool at RE's aquatic center, boat dock, gymnasium, fields, classrooms, labs, art studios and auditorium.

    Every day brings adventure, exploration, new friendships and memories that last a lifetime! Register here.


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  • Pine Knot Scholars Program

    This four-week, full-day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) experiential learning academy provides children entering 5th through 8th grades an immersion in bay studies and marine exploration along with more traditional instruction in math, English and world languages and co-curricular opportunities. Register here.
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  • Makerspace Camp

    Are you a maker? Inventor? Tinkerer? Want to know how things work? This half-day (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) hands-on project-based class for children entering 5th through 8th grades offers an introduction to the skills and technologies used in designing and making gadgets and devices. Register here.
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Arts and Sports Camps

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  • Baseball

    Schedule: June 12-23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    (No camp on Monday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth)
    Grade Level: rising 6-8
    Tuition: $875
     
    Ransom Everglades Baseball Camp provides challenging and exciting basketball instruction to develop the skills of youth baseball players in our community. Open to girls and boys, we focus on teaching the fundamentals of the game in a fun and exciting atmosphere, or for those with more experience, fine tuning their game. Campers will learn the importance of work ethic, competitiveness, teamwork, and having fun through our skills based curriculum, while also competing in a variety of live game action including scrimmaging and tournament play.
  • Basketball

    Schedule: June 20-30, 1-4 p.m.
    (No camp on Monday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth)
    Grade Level: rising K-5
    Tuition: $900

    Ransom Everglades Basketball Camp provides challenging and exciting basketball instruction to develop the skills of youth basketball players in our community. Open to girls and boys, we focus on teaching the fundamentals of the game in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Campers will learn the importance of work ethic, competitiveness, teamwork, and having fun through our skills based curriculum, while also competing in a variety of live game action including scrimmaging and tournament play.

    Lunch is provided.
  • Beginning Band Bootcamp

    Schedule: Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Grade Level: rising 6th- through 8th-grade students enrolled in beginning band for Fall, 2023
    Tuition: $75

    Beginning Band Bootcamp is a one-day event for RE students who have undergone the instrument-fitting process and selected or rented their instruments for the fall. They start together with the basics of rhythm/note reading and then separate into nine rooms by instrument. They learn how to put the instrument together, hold it, make their first sounds and care for the instrument. This is excellent preparation for band in the fall.
  • Costume and Fashion Design

    Schedule: July 24-28, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Grade Level: rising 9-12
    Tuition: $500

    In this introductory course, students will in explore the methodologies surrounding costume and fashion design; students will consider conceptual ideas, trends, narrative and plot, subtext, and character while learning to sketch and render for costume / fashion design.
  • Dance

    Session I: June 20-23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    (No camp on Monday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth)
    Session II: June 26-30, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Grade Level: rising 6-8
    Tuition: $500 per session

    Dance Camp students learn how to dance and explore their creativity and individualism by using movement as a form of personal expression for language and emotion. Students will embrace the fundamentals of dance by focusing on the basic technique and terminology, strength training and flexibility conditioning, as well as the development and performance strategies of choreography utilizing the forms of jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary dance aesthetics and skills.
  • Drama

    Schedule: June 12-23, 1-4 p.m.
    (No camp on Monday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth)
    Grade Level: rising 6-9
    Tuition: $900

    Suitable for all experience levels, the RE Drama Camp will focus on developing performance skills and increasing self confidence in a supportive and encouraging environment. Students will engage in activities geared towards improving vocal technique, enhancing physical expression and fostering quick creative thinking skills. Activities will include improvisation, pantomime, scripted scene study and theater games.

    Lunch is provided.
  • SCUBA

    Scuba certification courses (all levels) and fun dives for certified divers.

    Discover Scuba Diving
    Ages 10 and older and adults
    $150

    PADI Bubblemaker
    Ages 8-10
    $100

    PADI Seal Team
    Ages 8-12
    $150

    PADI Master Seal Team
    Ages 8-12
    $100

    PADI Junior Open Water Diver
    Ages 10-14
    $800

    PADI Open Water Diver
    Ages 15 and older and adults
    $800

    PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
    Ages 15 and older and adults
    $700

    PADI Rescue Diver
    Ages 15 and older and adults
    $600

    PADI ReActivate
    (refresher course)
    Ages 10 and older and adults
    Must be scuba certified. This is a refresher course for divers who have not been diving in the past 2 years.
    $250

    Coral Reef Restoration
    1-day program
    Ages 10 and older and adults
    Must be scuba certified. Must have transportation to Key Largo.
    $200

    Digital Underwater Photography
    Ages 12 and older and adults
    $340

    Enriched Air (NITROX) Diver
    Ages 12 and older and adults
    $175

    Divers Alert Network Basic Life Support First Aid CPR
    Ages 12 and older and adults
    $150

    Divers Alert Network Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving
    Ages 12 and older and adults
    $100

    These courses are not for credit. Course descriptions and SCUBA calendar
  • Soccer

    Session I: June 20-30, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Before-care is available for an additional fee; early drop-off is at 8 a.m.)
    (No camp on Monday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth)
    Session II: July 10-21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Before-care is available for an additional fee; early drop-off is at 8 a.m.)
    Session III: July 31 - August 4, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Grade Level: rising K-5
    Tuition: $875 for sessions I or II, $450 for session III 

    Ransom Everglades Soccer Camp provides challenging and exciting soccer instruction to develop the skills of youth soccer players in our community. Open to girls and boys, we focus on teaching the fundamentals of the game in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Campers will learn the importance of work ethic, competitiveness, teamwork, and having fun through our skills based curriculum, while also competing in a variety of live game action including scrimmaging and tournament play.
  • Summer School Rocks

    Schedule: June 20 - 30, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    (No camp on Monday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth)
    Grade Level: rising 7-10
    Tuition: $875
    Prerequisite: Two years of instrumental or vocal training in or outside of school.

    A fun and engaging camp that will have your child learning important fundamentals of music, while having an absolute blast! We will form bands and learn popular songs from the Rock, R+B, Pop, and Jazz genres, while also digging deep into singing, song writing, rhythm, harmony, ear training and improvisation.

Academic Programs

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  • ALEKS Math Review

    Schedule: June 12 - August 12, flexible times. This course is offered via remote learning only.
    (No summer program on Monday, June 19, and Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Juneteenth and Independence Day)
    Grade Level: rising 6-9
    Tuition: $800
    Prerequisite: none
    Credit: This course is not for credit.

    Preparing for Math Foundations will be completed on the ALEKS computer system with the support of a Ransom Everglades Middle School math teacher. There will be optional weekly check-ins via Google Meet or Zoom, and the course should take about seven hours to complete. The summer review includes a review of the fundamentals of the student’s current grade math, covering topics that utilize the mechanics of mathematics in order to develop and hone problem-solving skills. Real-life applications are stressed whenever possible. These problem-solving skills play a vital role in future math courses and in all subject areas.

    For rising sixth graders, the topics include place value, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing with whole numbers, fractions and decimals, and word-problem applications.

    For rising seventh graders, the topics include ordering and estimating real numbers, exponents, introduction to one-step equations, operations with complex fractions, and word-problem applications.

    For rising eighth graders, the topics include arithmetic readiness, linear equations, inequalities, functions, and word-problem applications.

    For rising ninth graders, the topics include radicals, Pythagorean Theorem, linear equations, inequalities, polynomials, factoring, and word-problem applications.

    All students practice solving different mathematics problems and hone the skills needed for success in future math courses.
  • Algebra 1 Essentials

    Schedule: TBD
    Grade Level: rising 8-9
    Tuition: $1,150
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1
    Credit: This course is not for credit.

    Algebra 1 Essentials includes a review of the fundamentals of algebra, covering topics that utilize the mechanics of algebra in order to develop and hone problem-solving skills. Real-life applications are stressed whenever possible. These problem-solving skills play a vital role not only in future math courses, but also in all subject areas. The topics include solving equations and inequalities, word-problem applications, polynomials, factoring, functions and graphs, linear systems, quadratics, radicals, and rational expressions. Students practice solving different types of mathematics problems and hone the skills needed for success in future math courses.
  • Algebra 2

    Schedule: June 12 - July 20, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. This course is offered via remote learning only.
    (No summer program on Monday, June 19, and Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Juneteenth and Independence Day)
    Grade Level: rising 9-11
    Tuition: $4,600
    Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and department approval*
    Approval for RE students: Before registering, please speak with Ms. Bose, Ms. Merrick and/or your current math teacher. Then submit this form. The Dean of Studies will notify you if you are approved to register.
    Credit: This course will earn 1 math credit (the equivalent of a full-year course) for Ransom Everglades students. The final grade in the course will appear on the Ransom Everglades transcript and will be included in the calculation of GPA.

    Algebra 2 provides a continuation of algebra for students who have completed Algebra 1. The topics covered in Algebra 2 include properties of real numbers, simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities, absolute value, systems of linear equations, linear functions and their graphs, linear programming, polynomials, rational expressions, number systems (irrational and complex), solving quadratic equations and inequalities, quadratic functions and their graphs, variation, solving polynomial equations, analytic geometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, conics, matrices and determinants. The goals of the course include applying the skills learned in Algebra 1, improving students’ written communication skills in mathematics and using the graphing calculator as a learning tool and problem solver.

    This course is for advancement. Because of the speed and rigor at which this course is taught, it is only open to our strongest students; departmental approval is required for enrollment.

    *Upon enrollment, students will be placed on a list until department approval is acquired.
  • Chemistry Accelerator

    Schedule: June 26 - July 20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday - Thursday, except for week 2, when it meets Monday - Friday with no class on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. This course is offered via remote learning only.
    Grade Level: rising 10
    Tuition: $2,300
    Prerequisites: Rising sophomores with an A- or higher in biology and an A or higher in algebra-based geometry or B or higher in either analytic precalculus, precalculus, or proof-based geometry and department approval*
    Approval for RE students: Before registering, please speak with Mr. Salon and/or your current science teacher. Then submit this form. The Dean of Studies will notify you if you are approved to register.
    Credit: This course is not for credit.

    For highly motivated rising sophomores who meet the eligibility requirements, successful completion of Chemistry Accelerator and recommendation by the department provides an opportunity to take Advanced Chemistry as a sophomore.

    The course will start with a review of chemical concepts introduced in biology, including valence electrons and covalent bonding. It will then cover essential concepts needed for success in Advanced Chemistry, including chemical bonding, nomenclature, stoichiometry, reaction types, solutions, states of matter, phase changes and basic thermodynamics. 

    *Upon enrollment, students will be put on a list until department approval is met.
  • Data Science Academy

    Schedule: June 20 - July 28, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. This course is offered via remote learning only.
    (No summer program on Monday, June 19, and Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Juneteenth and Independence Day)
    Grade Level: rising 10-12
    Tuition: $3,450
    Prerequisite: none
    Credit: This course is not for credit.
    Technical Requirement: Google Colab. A secondary monitor for viewing lectures while coding is strongly recommended.

    RE Data Science Academy provides an introduction to data analytics, data visualization, and machine learning for students with or without prior coding experience. Students will learn how to import, manipulate, clean and analyze data to produce reports that can be used for data-driven decision making. During this virtual course, we will work with real-world data, learn how to do data scraping and data extraction, and process the data into clean, structured, and workable datasets for analysis or machine-learning applications. This course will be an excellent foundation for future endeavors in the data science world. It could be a perfect first step before taking the Applied Data Science class or a requirement before taking the Advanced Machine Learning class. Students will apply their skills to interpret real-world datasets in the final capstone project and make appropriate analyses and recommendations from their findings.
  • Young REsearchers Program (YREP)

    Schedule: June 20-23, Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Grade Level: rising 9-12
    Tuition: $575
    Prerequisite: none
    Credit: This course is not for credit.

    In this mini-session open to both newcomers and those already in the Young REsearchers Program (YREP), students develop projects and conduct research in fields of study including chemistry, biology, and engineering. Students learn the scientific process of sample preparation and data collection in a laboratory, as well as continue to work on projects involving laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) through the use of a laser formerly housed at the Frost Science Museum. Curiosity and a willingness to learn are all you need!
  • Readiness Spanish

    Schedule: July 3 - July 27, 12:30-2 p.m., Monday - Thursday, except for week 1, when it meets Monday - Friday with no class on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. 
    Grade Level: rising 9-10
    Tuition: $1,150
    Prerequisite: department approval*
    Approval for RE students: Before registering, please speak with Mrs. Fama, Dr. Monk and/or your current Spanish teacher. Then submit this form. The Dean of Studies will notify you if you are approved to register.
    Credit: This course is not for credit.

    This course is designed to support and prepare students to be ready to start their Upper School Spanish 2 comfortably.

    In a conversation-based setting that includes daily homework, the course focuses on skills of the Novice High level of proficiency such as: requesting and providing information on familiar everyday topics by using a variety of simple and correct sentences in the present tense; expressing and reacting briefly to preferences, feelings, or opinions on familiar topics; presenting information about home and school life; and identifying main ideas and key facts in short informational texts and conversations. Especially important for this level is the desire and ability to make oneself understood in Spanish to a sympathetic listener, without defaulting consistently to English.

    This course is for enrichment and skill-building; completion of this course will not confer RE credit.

    *Upon enrollment, students will be placed on a list until department approval is acquired.
  • Advancement Spanish

    Schedule: July 3 - July 27, 2:30-4 p.m., Monday - Thursday, except for week 1, when it meets Monday - Friday with no class on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
    Grade Level: rising 9-12
    Tuition: $1,150
    Prerequisite: department approval*
    Approval for RE students: Before registering, speak with Mrs. Fama, Dr. Monk and/or your current Spanish teacher. Then submit this form. The Dean of Studies will notify you if you are approved to register.
    Credit: This course is not for credit.

    This course is designed to support and prepare current eighth graders in Spanish D and E, and upper school students in Spanish 4 and 5, to be ready to start their next level of the upper school Spanish curriculum comfortably. The instructor will also work with students who have an application approved by the Upper School Dean of Studies to do summer work and skip a level of the curriculum with the goal of taking the AP Spanish Language and Culture course (pending a final placement test).

    In a conversation-based setting that includes daily homework, the course focuses on skills of the Intermediate High level of proficiency such as: using oral and written paragraphs with logical
    organization and some elaboration to provide narrations, detailed descriptions, and explanations; communicating on topics beyond personal interest, including news stories and cultural issues; expressing oneself with some confidence across all major time frames (present, past, future); and communicating about hypothetical situations. Especially important for this level is the desire and ability to make oneself understood in Spanish even in unfamiliar situations, by developing strategies to keep the communication going in Spanish.

    This course is for enrichment and skill-building; completion of this course will not confer RE credit.

    *Upon enrollment, students will be placed on a list until department approval is acquired.
  • Writing and Grammar Skills

    Schedule: June 20-30, Monday - Friday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    (No summer program on Monday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth)
    Grade Level: rising 8-9
    Tuition: $865
    Prerequisite: none
    Credit: This course is not for credit.

    This course is intended for rising eighth- and ninth-grade students who need to develop and polish their writing skills. Students will learn the finer points of grammar, sentence construction, organizing ideas, drafting and publishing. The class will be conducted as a workshop so that students are able to practice their writing skills and receive feedback during the class sessions. By the end of the workshop, students will be better prepared for eighth or ninth grade.  

    This course is for enrichment and skill-building; completion of this course will not confer RE credit.
  • Writing the College Essay

    Session I: June 21 - July 7, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. This course is offered via remote learning only.
    (No workshop on Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day)
    Session II: July 10-27, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. This course is offered via remote learning only. 
    Grade Level: rising 11-12
    Tuition: $1,150 per session
    Prerequisite: none
    Credit: This course is not for credit.

    Drawing insights from the worlds of journalism, college composition, and creative nonfiction, this three-week writing workshop gives upper-level students the skills they need to write compelling and lively essays – with a special focus on the college essay. Since the audience for any college essay is an adult with good taste, the course begins by exploring a single question: "What makes good prose?" Through detailed dissections of essays and features by some of the best writers of the last 50 years, students will develop an ear for style and learn different ways to tell a story with personality and verve. From there, they will work to develop their own essays, moving from the brainstorming stage to the polishing stage through several drafts. They will receive rigorous, constructive feedback, both from the instructor and from one another, in a collaborative workshop setting and in concert with each student's assigned college counselor. Though the course is designed around the college essay, it is also designed to help students hone skills that transcend the college process. Students are encouraged to work on any piece of writing that truly matters to them.

    This course is for enrichment and skill-building; completion of this course will not confer RE credit.
 

Professional Development

Information coming soon.

Are You Looking For Professional Teaching Experience or a Summer Job?

Summer at RE has several positions open throughout our summer program offerings.

Non-RE students and employees: Please complete this application and email it to Summer at RE.

Current RE students: Please complete this application

Contact summer@ransomeverglades.org for more information.
Please note there are no summer camps or classes on Monday, June 19 and Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Juneteenth and Independence Day.

Questions? Contact Us

Summer Programs
305 460 8874
summer@ransomeverglades.org

Laura Fields
Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs


Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.