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Summer Programs

Summer at RE: Fun, exploration and learning

Camp by the Bay at Ransom Everglades, Miami's best summer camp is back! Open to the community, Summer at RE offers opportunities for summer fun, exploration and learning for children entering kindergarten through 5th grades; creative arts, sports, and specialty camps for those in middle school; and leadership development and academic enrichment opportunities for high schoolers.

RE also offers a Summer Institute for Teachers; learn more by going here.

Explore our programs below and learn all that Summer at RE has to offer in the historic neighborhood of Coconut Grove, Miami. Find the registration links below, and email us with any questions.

Summer Day Camps

Rising K-5 Grades

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  • Camp by the Bay [waitlist available]

    The most popular summer camp in Miami is back!

    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, cruising, paddle sports, swim classes, free swimming, arts and crafts, dance, drama, karate, archery, robotics, sports, games and more. Children have access to the Olympic-sized pool at RE's aquatic center, boat dock, gymnasium, fields, classrooms, art studios and auditorium.

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


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Rising Grades 6, 9 and 10

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    For Sixth-Grade Only (FSGO)

    FSGO offers a special combination of academic preparation and enrichment, study and organization skills, and social interaction for rising-sixth graders (entering any school, not only RE) as students attend class in the morning and then can join an arts, sports or specialty camp for the afternoon.
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  • Leaders In Training (LIT)

    The LIT program is for students entering 9th and 10th grades, as they transition from day campers into future counselors. LITs receive training and instruction as well as hands-on shadowing and engagement opportunities with campers and staff. The goal for LITs is to develop independence, leadership, and a sense of responsibility, while still enjoying the social aspect and activities of camp. Applications are now open.
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Arts, Sports and Specialty Camps

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  • All Things Pokemon [grades 5-8]

    Schedule: Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m.
    Session 1: June 17-28 (no camp on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth)
    Session 2: July 1-12 (no camp on Thursday and Friday, July 4-5, in observance of Independence Day)
    Session 3: July 15-26
    Grade Level: rising 5-8
    Tuition: $750-950
    Lunch is provided (if students arrive by 12 p.m.) by SAGE Dining and it is 100% nut and seed free.

    Are you interested in all things Pokemon? Do you want to learn how to play the TCG? Do you want to learn how to build an exceptional and valuable Pokemon card collection? Are you interested in Japanese anime? Then this camp is for you! Learn about the extensive history of Pokemon including the video games, the TCG game, card collecting, and the anime. Campers will learn how to play the TCG game both using physical cards and the online version. Engage your curiosity and pique your interest in all things Pokemon! Gotta catch'em all!
  • Art Cortex [grades 3-5]

    Schedule: June 17 - 28, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (No camp on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth)
    Grade Level: rising 3-5
    Tuition: $850
    Lunch is provided by SAGE Dining and it is 100% nut and seed free.

    We are thrilled to bring Art Cortex Summer Camp to Ransom Everglades School. Bringing all our favorite programs in a jam-packed two weeks full of activities for aspiring creatives. Highlights include DJ & Music Production, Photography, Live Instrument Instruction, Mixed Media, Virtual Reality, Team Building and so much more!
  • Baseball [grades 6-9]

    Schedule: June 17-28, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
    (No camp on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth)
    Grade Level: rising 6-9
    Tuition: $750
    Lunch is not provided.
     
    Ransom Everglades Baseball Camp provides challenging and exciting baseball 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 skill-based curriculum, while also competing in a variety of live game action including scrimmaging and tournament play.
  • Basketball [grades 3-8]

    Schedule: June 17 - 26, 1 - 4 p.m.
    (No camp on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth)
    Grade Level: rising 3-8
    Tuition: $800
    Lunch is provided by SAGE Dining and it is 100% nut and seed free.

    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 skill-based curriculum, while also competing in a variety of live game action including scrimmaging and tournament play.
  • Basketball, Junior Hoops [grades K-2]

    Schedule: June 10-14, 12-2:30 p.m.
    Grade Level: rising K-2
    Tuition: $450
    Lunch is not provided; students may bring their own 100% nut- and seed-free lunch to eat before camp begins.

    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 skill-based curriculum, while also competing in a variety of live game action including scrimmaging and tournament play.
  • Chess Camp [grades K-2]

    Schedule: June 10 - 14, 8:30-11 a.m., Monday through Friday
    Grade Level: rising K-2
    Tuition: $450
    Lunch is not provided; students may bring their own 100% nut- and seed-free snack or lunch to eat after camp ends.

    Campers will dive into the foundational gameplay of the beautiful game of chess. Campers will have the opportunity to learn the rules and strategy of the game in a relaxed environment, while encouraging them to foster a competitive spirit and find joy in what the game has to offer. Whether a brand new player or one with experience, this program has something to offer campers of all levels.
  • Creative Arts for Kids [grades K-2]

    Schedule: June 10-14, 8:30-11 a.m.
    Grade Level: rising K-2
    Tuition: $450
    Lunch is not provided; students may bring their own 100% nut- and seed-free snack or lunch to eat after camp ends.

    Campers will enjoy half a day of art projects, outdoor drawing and activities, and snack breaks. The day will start with introducing a specific material used for our art project for the day and an artist who inspires the activity. Campers will learn about the material and its origins, and about an artist that uses the material or process in their work. Materials will include wool for felting, wood for building, tempera for painting, clay for sculpting, and graphite for outdoor drawing in their sketchbook throughout the week.
  • Computer Programming [grades 5-8]

    Schedule: June 17 - 28, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. (No camp June 19 in observance of Juneteenth)
    Grade Level: rising 5-8
    Tuition: $850
    Lunch is provided by SAGE Dining and it is 100% nut and seed free.

    Students will explore some of the foundations of computer science in an engaging and creative environment. Welcoming students of various experience levels, this program will give exposure to the Python programming language, and how it can be applied creatively to game design, storytelling, mathematics, digital art, and more. By the end of the program, students will have the opportunity to showcase their portfolio of projects to their peers and extended community.
  • Debate & Model UN [grades 6-8]

    Schedule: Monday - Friday, 1 - 4 p.m.
    Session 1: June 17 - 28 (no camp on June 19 in observance of Juneteenth)
    Session 2: July 15 - 26
    Grade Level: rising 6-8
    Tuition: $850-950
    Lunch is provided by SAGE Dining and it is 100% nut and seed free.

    Experience an academic simulation of the United Nations where students play the role of delegates from different countries and attempt to solve real world issues with the policies and perspectives of their assigned country. For example, a student may be assigned to the United Kingdom and will have to solve global topics such as climate change from the policies and perspectives of the United Kingdom. Students will learn critical thinking skills, communication skills, as well as take part in team building activities; which will ultimately build their self-confidence in fun and interactive ways.
  • Digital Storytelling Lab [grades 6-8]

    Schedule: July 1 - 12, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. OR 1 - 4 p.m.
    (No camp on July 4 and 5, in observance of Independence Day)
    Grade Level: rising 6-8
    Tuition: $800
    Lunch is provided by SAGE Dining and it is 100% nut and seed free.

    Game designers craft experiences by leveraging art, simulation, narrative and rules. Digital Storytelling camp provides a project-based, open lab for children entering 6th through 8th grade. Students will explore the fundamentals of game design and programming, with a focus on games as a storytelling medium. Members will (1) scope, pitch and implement short games and interactive prototypes, (2) author 3D and 2D digital art, (3) design experiences for augmented and virtual reality, and (4) experiment with digital music creation.
  • Drama [grades 5-8]

    Schedule: Monday through Friday, 1 - 4 p.m.
    Session 1: June 17 - 28 (No camp on June 19 in observance of Juneteenth)
    Session 2: July 1 - 12 (No camp on July 4 and 5 in observance of Independence Day)
    Session 3: July 15 - 26
    Grade Level: rising 6-9
    Tuition: $750-950
    Lunch is provided (if students arrive by 12 p.m.) by SAGE Dining and it is 100% nut and seed free.

    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.
  • Drones [grades 5-8]

    Schedule: Monday through Thursday, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Session 1: June 17 - 28 (No camp on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth)
    Session 2: July 1 - 12 (No camp July 4 and 5 in observance of Independence Day)
    Session 3: July 15 - 26 
    Grade Level: rising 5-8
    Tuition: $900 - $1,125
    Lunch is not provided, unless they are participating in a morning program.

    Important note about location: This is one of two programs located at the Middle School campus. (For the other Middle School campus program, which is taking place in the morning, see Makerspace.)

    Explore real-world coding and robotics through the aerial technology that is shaping the future of problem-solving in medical, commercial and space applications. The fully programmable drones will teach students coding in Python and C/C++.
  • Fun Fitness [grades 6-8]

    Schedule: Monday through Friday, 1 - 4 p.m.
    Session 1: June 17 - 28 (no camp on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth)
    Session 2: July 1 - 12 (no camp on Thursday and Friday, July 4-5, in observance of Independence Day)
    Session 3: July 15 - 26
    Grade Level: rising 6-8
    Tuition: $750 - 950
    Lunch is provided (if students arrive by 12 p.m.) by SAGE Dining and it is 100% nut and seed free.

    Achieve your fitness goals this summer through this fun, high-energy group class.  Campers will build strength and endurance through circuit training, cardiovascular exercises, agility drills, core training, stretching, and most importantly fun games.  This class is for children of all levels. Participants will be encouraged to set and achieve personal fitness goals in an encouraging and supportive atmosphere.
  • Intro to Rowing [grades 8-10]

    Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 - 11:30 a.m.
    Session 1: June 24 - 28
    Session 2: July 8 - 12
    Session 3: July 15 - 19
    Session 4: July 22 - 26
    Grade Level: rising 8-10
    Tuition: $600
    Lunch is provided by SAGE Dining and it is 100% nut and seed free.
     
    Join RE Crew’s Coach Fredericks for a 5-day summer camp where we introduce you to the world of rowing! Perfect for beginners with no prior experience, our camp utilizes coastal single boats and ergs to teach you the fundamentals of rowing (sculling) in a safe and enjoyable environment. This camp will be led by a staff of experienced coaches and athletes ready to get you rowing by the end of the week!
  • Makerspace [grades 5-8]

    Schedule: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Session 1: June 17 - 28 (No camp on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth)
    Session 2: July 1 - 12 (No camp on July 4 and 5 in observance of Independence Day)
    Session 3: July 15 - 26 
    Grade Level: rising 5-8
    Tuition: $900 - $1,125
    Lunch is not provided, unless they are participating in an afternoon program. 
     
    Important note about location: This is one of two programs located at the Middle School campus. (For the other Middle School campus program, which is taking place in the afternoon, see Drones.)

    Are you a maker? Inventor? Tinkerer? Want to know how things work? This half-day 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.
  • Capture & Create: Mobile Photography Workshop [grades 5-8]

    Schedule: Monday through Friday (No camp on Wednesday, June 19, and July 4 - 5 in observance of Juneteenth and Independence Day)
    Session 1 - Morning: June 17 - 28, 9 - 11:30 a.m.  
    Session 1 - Afternoon: June 17 - 28, 1 - 3:30 p.m.
    Session 2 - Morning: July 1 - 12, 9 - 11:30 a.m. 
    Session 2 - Afternoon: July 1 - 12, 1 - 3:30 p.m.
    Session 3 - Morning:  July 15 - 26, 9 - 11:30 a.m.
    Session 3 - Afternoon: July 15 - 26, 1 - 3:30 p.m.
    Grade Level: rising 5-8
    Tuition: $750 - 950
    Lunch is provided (if students arrive by 12 p.m.) by SAGE Dining and it is 100% nut and seed free.

    Join us for a dynamic two-week workshop where students will explore photography fundamentals, mastering light, composition, and storytelling with their mobile devices. Through practical activities and expert instruction, they'll elevate their photography skills to professional levels, ready to stand out in the digital age.
  • Photography: An Introduction to Photography [grades 9-12]

    Schedule: June 10 - 14, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Grade level: rising 9-12
    Tuition: $600
    Lunch is not provided; students may bring their own 100% nut- and seed-free snack or lunch to eat after camp ends. They will not be permitted to leave campus to get lunch in Coconut Grove. 
     
    This course is designed for any student who has always wanted to learn more about photography but has not had the opportunity to take a formal class. In a weeklong exciting dive into everything photographic you will learn how to create and capture images with a digital SLR camera, how to use studio lighting, and how to take those photographs and edit them using the latest Adobe photographic software. Class time is designed to give students hands-on experience with professional-level equipment and techniques. At the end of the course, students will take home photographic prints of their favorite images created during the course and learn how to edit and curate a portfolio of their own work.
  • Photo Alchemy: Crafting Imagery through Experimental Techniques [grades 9-12]

    Schedule: June 17 - 21, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (no camp on June 19 in observance of Juneteenth)
    Grade level: rising 9-12
    Tuition: $600
    Lunch is provided by SAGE Dining and it is 100% nut and seed free.
     
    This course is tailored for photographers with an adventurous spirit. Our time together will be a dynamic mix of hands-on learning and engaging demonstrations, introducing you to exciting new photographic processes. You'll also have dedicated time to create and refine your images, producing artistic prints using these innovative methods. Throughout this weeklong exploration, we'll delve into alternative photographic processes that seamlessly blend traditional darkroom techniques with the possibilities of digital photography. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting out, this experience will empower you to use diverse methods to showcase and elevate your artistic expression. No prior darkroom experience is required, making this a welcoming opportunity for students at all levels!
  • Photography: Advanced Photographic Techniques Unleashed [grades 9-12]

    Schedule: August 5 - 9, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Grade level: rising 9-12
    Tuition: $600
    Lunch is not provided; students may bring their own 100% nut- and seed-free snack or lunch to eat after camp ends. They will not be permitted to leave campus to get lunch in Coconut Grove. 

    This course is designed for students who are comfortable with the basics of digital photography and are looking to push themselves toward new creative heights. Using Adobe Photoshop and integrating a combination of in-camera and digital methods, participants will delve into advanced photographic editing and post-production techniques. The curriculum encompasses the application of studio lighting, artificial intelligence (AI), and digital composite editing to unlock the next level of creative expression. Students will learn advanced studio lighting techniques and photographic methods during this course which will give them a foundation of skills to allow them to create anything they can dream of! As a tangible outcome, each student will take home printed versions of their favorite images created during this course.
  • SCUBA [ages 10-adult]

    Interested in a certification course or dive? Dates and prices will be listed here soon. Contact Dr. Kelly Jackson for information on scheduling and availability and check out the RE SCUBA Instagram page.

    PADI Bubble Maker
    • Ages: 8-10
    • Bubblemaker is as fun as it sounds - a chance for kids to blow bubbles by scuba diving. Children who are at least 8 years old can use scuba gear to breathe underwater and swim around in shallow water. 
    • See course overview here

    PADI Seal Team
    • Ages: 8-10
    • The PADI Seal Team is for young scuba divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by completing 5 exciting AquaMissions. Have you ever wondered what it's like to dive with flashlights or float effortlessly like an astronaut? Beyond learning basic scuba skills, there are specialty AquaMissions, such as navigation, buoyancy, environmental awareness and more. PADI Seal Team includes doing some cool stuff in the pool, meeting friends and sharing in the adventure of the underwater world.
    • See course overview here

    PADI Master Seal Team
    • Ages: 8-10
    • The PADI Master Seal Team is a continuation of the PADI Seal Team program. Students will complete an additional 5 AquaMission adventures like creature identification, search and recovery diving, and skin diving. After completing a total of 10 AquaMissions, students will become a PADI Master Seal Team Member - joining an elite group of young scuba divers.
    • See course overview here

    PADI Discover Scuba Diving
    • Ages: 10-Adult
    • Want to find out what scuba diving is like before deciding to get your PADI Open Water Diver scuba diving certification? During a Discover Scuba® Diving experience, you can try scuba diving for the first time in the RE pool. A highly-trained PADI® Professional will provide scuba gear, explain basic scuba diving skills and answer any questions you may have.
    • See course overview here

    PADI Junior Open Water Diver Certification
    • Ages: 10-14
    • Registration deposit: $300
    • PADI Junior Open Water Diver is the first scuba certification level. A highly-trained PADI Instructor will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment. By the end of the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to dive at home or abroad and be an ambassador for the underwater world. Make-up dives are $100 including gear and gratuity for boat captain/crew.
    • Watch the Video: Learn to Dive

    PADI Open Water Diver Certification
    • Ages: 15-adult
    • Registration Deposit: $300
    • PADI Open Water Diver is the first scuba certification level. A highly-trained PADI Instructor will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment. By the end of the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to dive at home or abroad and be an ambassador for the underwater world. Make-up dives are $100 including gear and gratuity for boat captain/crew.
    • Watch the Video: Learn to Dive

    Additional PADI Certifications Offered Upon Request
    • PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
    • PADI Rescue Diver
    • PADI Divemaster
    • PADI Enriched Air (NITROX) Diver
  • Soccer [grades K-8]

    Schedule: June 17 - 28, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    (No camp on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth)
    Grade Level: rising K-8
    Tuition: $750  
    Lunch is provided by SAGE Dining and it is 100% nut and seed free.

    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 skill-based curriculum, while also competing in a variety of live game action including scrimmaging and tournament play.
  • Soccer, Junior Strikers [grades K-5]

    Schedule: June 10-14, 9-11:30 a.m.
    Grade Level: rising K-5
    Tuition: $475
    Lunch is not provided; students may bring their own 100% nut- and seed-free snack or lunch to eat after camp ends.

    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 skill-based curriculum, while also competing in a variety of live game action including scrimmaging and tournament play. 
  • Speech & Debate [grades 6-8]

    Schedule: Monday through Friday, July 1 - 12 (No camp on Thursday and Friday, July 4-5, in observance of Independence Day)
    Session 1: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. (morning only)
    Session 2: 1 - 4 p.m. (afternoon only)
    Grade Level: rising 6-8
    Tuition: $800
    Lunch is provided by SAGE Dining and it is 100% nut and seed free.

    The Middle School Summer Speech and Debate Program aims to equip students with the tools to communicate effectively, introducing them to the foundations of argument, helping them identify and overcome barriers to communication, and fostering teamwork skills. This program also opens students to events happening in their neighborhoods and around the world, reducing stage fright and the fear of embarrassment, thereby preparing them for confident and informed participation in the real world.
  • Speech & Debate Pre-season [grade 9]

    Schedule: August 5-9, 1-4 p.m.
    Grade Level: Incoming RE 9th-grade students only
    Tuition: $500
    Lunch is not provided; students may bring their own 100% nut- and seed-free lunch to eat before the program begins.

Academic Programs

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  • ALEKS Math Review [grades 6-9]

    Schedule: June 10-August 9, flexible times. This course is offered via remote learning only.
    (No summer program on June 19, July 4 and 5, in observance of Juneteenth and Independence Day)
    Grade Level: rising 6-9
    Tuition: $500
    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.
  • Pre-Algebra Essentials [grades 6-7]

    Schedule: June 17 - 28, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (No summer program on June 19 in observance of Juneteenth)
    Grade Level: rising 6-7
    Tuition: $1,250
    Prerequisite: none
    Credit: This course is not for credit.


  • Algebra 1 Essentials [grades 7-9]

    Schedule: June 17 - 28, Monday through Friday from 1 - 3:30 p.m.
    (no summer program on June 19 in observance of Juneteenth)
    Grade Level: rising 7-9
    Tuition: $1,300
    Prerequisite: none
    Credit: This course is not for credit.
    Lunch is included (if students arrive by 12 p.m.) by SAGE Dining and it is 100% nut and seed free.


  • Algebra 2 [grades 9-11]

    Schedule: June 10 - July 19, Monday - Thursday, plus Friday, July 12, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Please bring your own lunch and/or snack. 
    (No summer program on June 19, July 4 and 5, in observance of Juneteenth and Independence Day)
    Grade Level: rising 9-11
    Tuition: $4,750
    Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and department approval*
    Approval for RE students: Before registering, please speak with Ms. Bose 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.
  • Geometry [grades 7-9]

    Schedule: June 10-July 19, Monday - Thursday, plus Friday, July 12, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Please bring your own lunch and/or snack. 
    (No summer program on June 19, July 4 and 5, in observance of Juneteenth and Independence Day).
    Grade Level: rising 7-9
    Tuition: $4,750
    Prerequisites: Algebra 1, plus department approval
    Approval for RE students: Before registering, please speak with Ms. Merrick and your current math teacher. Then submit this form. The Assistant Head of the Middle School 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.
  • NoRedInk English Review [grades 6-9]

    Schedule: June 10-August 9, flexible times. This course is offered via remote learning only. (No summer program on June 19, July 4 and 5, in observance of Juneteenth and Independence Day)
    Grade Level: rising 6-9
    Tuition: $500
    Prerequisite: none
    Credit: This course is not for credit

    Preparing for middle school English courses will be completed on the NoRedInk computer program with the support of a Ransom Everglades Middle School English teacher. There will be optional weekly check-ins via Google Meet or Zoom, and the course should take about ten hours to complete. The summer review includes an introduction/review of grammar concepts as well as usage and mechanics. There are opportunities for writing as well. This program will enhance student performance in all middle grade English classes.

    For rising sixth graders, the topics include sentence fragments and run-ons, punctuation, capitalization, and some parts of speech (Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs).

    The following writing areas will be addressed:
    Paragraph: Topic sentence, supporting details, concluding sentence
    Journal writing

    For rising seventh graders, the topics include apostrophes in contractions and possessive pronouns, sentence fragments and run-ons, punctuation, capitalization, and the eight parts of speech (Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections), and direct and indirect objects.

    The following writing areas will be addressed:
    Paragraph: Topic sentence, supporting details, concluding sentence
    Essay: Thesis statement, in-text support, conclusion
    Journal writing

    For rising eighth graders, the topics include sentence fragments and run-ons, types of clauses, simple, compound, and complex sentences, punctuation, capitalization, subject-verb agreement, and direct and indirect objects.

    The following writing areas will be addressed:
    Paragraph: Topic sentence, supporting details, concluding sentence
    Essay: Thesis statement, in-text support (MLA citations), conclusion
    Integrating in-text support
    Creative Writing: voice, word choice, creativity, descriptive language
    Journal writing

    For rising ninth graders, the topics include areas in which further review is recommended.

    Through grammar practice, scaffolded writing activities, and assessments (diagnostics and quizzes), students should expect to realize gains in their mastery of English concepts.
  • Creative Writing [grades 7-9]

    Schedule: June 10 - 14, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Grade Level: rising 7-9
    Tuition: $500
    Prerequisite: none
    Credit: This course is not for credit.
    Lunch is not included.

    In this introductory Creative Writing class, students will learn about the elements of fiction, including character, voice, dialogue, description, and setting. They will be able to share their work and practice revision strategies based on classmates’ feedback. In a fun and supportive environment, students will refine their reading skills by examining short narratives, while their writing abilities are further developed by creating their original fiction. Technical skills to be emphasized are sentence structure, paragraph cohesion, clarity of phrasing, and fundamentals of grammar. In terms of fiction writing, students will be guided to discover their distinct voices.
  • Screenwriting [grades 8-12]

    Schedule: June 17 - 28, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., with office hours on Friday (No summer program on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth)
    Grade Level: rising 8-12
    Tuition: $1,150
    Prerequisite: none
    Credit: This course is not for credit.
    Lunch is not included.

    In Screenwriting you will learn how to storyboard, format a screenplay, and think like a director. You will gain experience by working with well-known, beloved stories and movies, such as Star Wars, Toy Story, and The Princess Bride. Fun activities include watching the first motion picture with a story, outlining and writing the script for a silent movie, and playing the role of an old timey film editor, cutting and organizing film strips into a coherent story.
  • Writing and Grammar Essentials [grades 7-9]

    Schedule: June 17-28, Monday - Friday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    (No summer program on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth)
    Grade Level: rising 7-9
    Tuition: $900
    Prerequisite: none
    Credit: This course is not for credit

    This course is intended for rising seventh- through 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 seventh, eighth or ninth grade.  

    This course is for enrichment and skill-building; completion of this course will not confer RE credit.
  • Writing Miami: Creative, Place-Based Writing in Multiple Modalities [grades 8-12]

    Schedule: June 17-28, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Office hours on Fridays)
    (No summer program on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth)
    Grade Level: rising 8-12
    Tuition: $1,150
    Prerequisite: none
    Credit: This course is not for credit

    By the end of this two-week in person course, students would have written, revised, and workshopped three finished works, which could be submitted to writing competitions such as the Gingko Prize for Ecopoetry, the Nan Shepherd Prize, PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature, or the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest. 
    This short course is a study of writing as a spatial practice. We will examine our shared home informed by postmodern theory, cultural geography, and eco-composition. By writing focused in our unique cultural and geographic location, students can explore the where of writing—not just the places where our lives occur, but the sense of place and space that writers bring with them to their creating, remembering, and composing the stories of their lives in this particular space. This class will teach students various modes of writing including personal narrative, poetry, and flash fiction, and we will incorporate walking field trips to important sites in Miami’s oldest neighborhood, Coconut Grove.
  • Writing the College Essay [grades 11-12]

    Session 1: June 25 - July 11; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, plus Monday, July 1; 9-11 a.m. This course is offered via remote learning only.
    (Meets July 1 instead of July 4, when there is no class in observance of Independence Day)
    Session 2: July 16 - August 1; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 9-11 a.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, composition, and creative nonfiction, this three-week writing workshop gives upper-level students both the skills and the space they need to write a compelling personal essay that they can use for college applications. Since the audience for any college essay is an adult with good taste, the course begins by exploring a single question: "What makes a personal essay good?" Through detailed dissections of essays and features by some of the best writers of the last 50 years, students will develop an ear for vivid prose and learn structural and stylistic techniques that they can use to express themselves on the page. From there, they will work to develop their own essays in a dedicated workshop environment, moving from the brainstorming stage to the polishing stage through two complete drafts. At each stage they will receive rigorous, constructive feedback from the instructor and from one another in a collaborative setting that promotes accountability, growth, and the cultivation of their individual voices. 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.
  • Data Science Academy [grades 10-12]

    Schedule: June 24 - August 2, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. This course is offered via remote learning only.
    (No summer program on July 4 and 5, in observance of Independence Day)
    Grade Level: rising 10-12
    Tuition: $3,600
    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.
  • Social Psychology: HSS311 [grades 11-12]

    Schedule: June 24 - August 2, meeting one time per week from 6 - 8 p.m. This course is offered via remote learning only. (No summer program on Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5, in observance of Independence Day)
    Grade Level: rising 11-12
    Tuition: $3,750
    Prerequisite: Before registering, please speak with Ms. Carson and your advisor. Then submit this form. The Assistant Head of the Upper School will notify you if you are approved to register.
    Credit: This course is for ½ credit.

    Do you ever wonder why normally outgoing people suddenly become shy or quiet during class discussion? Or maybe why it seems like everyone in your social group agrees on everything, so then why are there such great divisions in this country or across the globe? This six-week course offers a captivating exploration  of social psychology, designed for rising 11th- and 12th-grade students eager to learn more about the complexities of human behavior within social contexts. 

    Meeting once a week virtually for two hours, the course employs a discussion-based inquiry approach, fostering critical thinking and open dialogue. Each week, you will be challenged to take on social psychology in action through asynchronous discovery. Covering foundational theories, students will explore topics such as the social self, attitudes and persuasion, social influence, group processes, prosocial versus antisocial behaviors and intimate relationships and how they are applied in real world situations. Students will be assessed through discussion participation, asynchronous assignments and a final presentation.
  • Spanish: Readiness [grades 7-10]

    Schedule: June 17-28, Monday - Friday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (no class on June 19 in observance of Juneteenth)
    Grade Level: rising 7-10
    Tuition: $1,150
    Prerequisite: none
    Credit: This course is not for credit.

    In a conversation-based setting that includes daily homework, the course focuses on skills of the Novice High/ Intermediate Low 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.
  • Spanish: Advancement [grades 7-12]

    Schedule: June 17 - 28, Monday - Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (no class on June 19 in observance of Juneteenth)
    Grade Level: rising 7-12
    Tuition: $1,150
    Prerequisite: none
    Credit: This course is not for credit.

    This course is designed to support and prepare students who want to advance into Middle School Spanish D or E or Upper School Spanish 4 , 5, or AP Spanish Language, or for students who want a thorough grammar review to start their next level of the Spanish curriculum comfortably. The instructor will also work with students who have an application approved by the Assistant Head of the Upper School 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). Furthermore, this course would also serve as part of a study plan for any student who plans to take AP Spanish Language next year and who has identified additional summer coursework (as discussed and approved by the World Languages Department, ultimate placement in AP Spanish Language will depend on 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.
  • Young REsearchers Program (YREP): LASERS [grades 9-12]

    Schedule: June 17 - July 25, Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    (No summer program on June 19 and July 4, in observance of Juneteenth and Independence Day)
    Grade Level: rising 9-12
    Tuition: $4,200
    Prerequisite: none
    Credit: This course is not for credit

    YREP: Lasers is an excellent introduction to students interested in physics and biophysics research. A curiosity and willingness to learn are all that is required. Students will get an enriching, authentic science research experience in which they will learn various methods of conducting biophysical research, focusing on optical tweezing and spectroscopy. Students will spend most of the day involved in original research related to the visible light optical tweezing system and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) through a laser formerly housed at the Frost Science Museum. Students would have the opportunity to continue their research throughout the year, which could result in a professional conference presentation.
  • Young REsearchers Program (YREP): SHARKS [grades 9-12]

    Schedule: June 10-21, Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m.
    (No summer program on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth.)
    Grade Level: rising 9-12
    Tuition: $2,200
    Prerequisite: none
    Credit: This course is not for credit

    Get ready for an action-packed marine adventure! Jump in with “YREP: Sharks” this summer at Ransom Everglades. Picture this: you, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Biscayne Bay, the ocean as your classroom, and sharks as your study buddies. Two of RE's very own shark expert faculty members will guide you through the thrilling world of shark science. Imagine yourself on the front lines of marine exploration, conducting research that will make your heart race. This session is a hands-on journey into the depths of marine science, environmental studies, and the life of a true field scientist. Feel the rush as you learn about local shark species and master the art of tag-and-release research. This field-intensive program will have you out on boats and under the sun. If you're passionate about marine science, fascinated by environmental studies, into fishing, or just curious about our salty backyard, this session is for you! Don't miss out on the chance to be part of an extraordinary experience that will redefine your understanding of sharks, field research, and the wild world beyond the classroom. Join us, and let the adventure begin!
 
There are no summer camps or classes on Wednesday, June 19, and Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5, in observance of Juneteenth and Independence Day.

Join our Summer Team!

Our summer job application is now open and applications are due by Friday, March 15, 2024.
Apply Here
 
Summer at RE has several job openings at Camp by the Bay. We are looking for the following:

  • Senior Counselors (full-time teachers and current college students)
  • Junior Counselors (high school students entering 11th grade or older)
  • Instructors and coaches with experience in athletics, swim instruction, performing and visual arts, and STEAM
  • Waterfront Staff, including licensed boat drivers and experienced sailors
  • Aquatic Center Staff, including Head Lifeguards, Lifeguards, and Swim Instructors
  • Leaders in Training (volunteer counselors, rising 9th- & 10th-grade students)

All summer camp staff must be available for mandatory paid training from June 12-14, plus two full sessions of Camp by the Bay.

Questions? Contact Us

Summer Programs
305 460 8874
summer@ransomeverglades.org

Laura Fields
Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs
There are no summer camps or classes on Wednesday, June 19, and Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5, in observance of Juneteenth and Independence Day.
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.