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Fax: (954) 262-3224
Mail: ATTN: Lara Bezianis
NSU University School, Lower School
3375 SW 75 Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33314

For questions about NSU University School's Camp Nova, please call Lara Bezianis at (954) 262-4528 or email

Camp Nova

We look forward to welcoming you at Camp Nova! Our camp is uniquely designed so that campers can explore a specialty elective each session (or stick with their favorite) to build skills and pursue interests. All campers take swimming lessons in NSU's Olympic size pool. We also pack the days with different group and camp-wide activities, Friday showcases and more. Once a week (except during post-camp when there's a field trip every day!) our campers enjoy exciting off-campus excursions, or participate in special in-house activities. Camp Nova provides a great place for campers to enjoy a safe and diverse summer of fun!

Camp Nova takes pride in the warm and inclusive atmosphere fostered by our staff and perpetuated by our campers. Most counselors are certified teachers who have numerous years of experience working with children. Our camp size ratio is approximately ten campers to one counselor, ensuring a safe and secure atmosphere where counselors know their campers.

If you have been searching for an interesting, stimulating, safe, caring and productive summer program -- complete with lots of summer fun -- Camp Nova is the answer. Camp is open to both public and private school students in grades K-11.

Shark Electives

Electives allow campers to tailor their summer camp experience by choosing to spend additional time in their favorite activity during the camp day. Campers can select one elective per session from the following:

Grades 2-8
Learn how to use a bow and arrow like a pro. This beginner class will introduce children to the fun- filled world of archery. Campers will gradually improve their skills as the focus will be on accuracy and strength building. Camp Nova will provide a fun and safe way to learn the basics of archery.
Art Technique
Art Technique at Camp Nova This elective will allow campers to learn and express their artistic ability in a relaxed atmosphere. Campers will learn about color theory, painting techniques, sculpture, drawing, pastels, oils, watercolors, collage, printmaking and more. This elective will be educational but mostly, lots of fun!
This elective is designed specifically to promote self-esteem, pride, commitment, and discipline among young women. With an experienced Cheerleading instructor, campers will learn basic cheerleading techniques, organized routines, stunts, and much more. At the end of the 2 week session, these young campers will put on a performance for all of Camp Nova to show off their newly acquired cheerleading skills!

CURTANNA™ is the first tech based educational platform inspired by the sport of fencing. Your child will participate in a fun, safe & interactive class that covers: Deep Concentration and Focus, Problem-Solving, Agility & Coordination, Responsibility, Independent & Team Work.

* Visit for demonstrations and more information.
Grades 2-8
This activity instructs campers in a variety of dance forms, from classical ballet to contemporary jazz and hip-hop. Training by an experienced professional teacher allows campers to learn various dance techniques and have lots of fun. Demonstration performances will be held on the last Friday of Sessions 2 and 4. No previous training is required.
* In order to learn a full dance routine and participate in the summer showcase, campers must register for at least two consecutive sessions.
Engineering for Kids
Instructed by professionals from Broward Engineering for Kids, this elective will offer exciting programs for children who love Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Programs emphasize hands-on learning and engineering challenges that inspire children to build on their natural curiosity.
General Sports
Combining fitness and fun, general sports is one of the more popular electives. Some of the main sports that will be covered are basketball, flag football, volleyball, and other camper favorites. In addition to team sports, campers also enjoy many fun game activities such as knockout, dodgeball, kickball, relay races and more!
Kid Coding
This brand new elective will introduce campers to the broad field of computer science. Campers will be taught the basic concepts of programming such as algorithms, variables, functions and loops. This will be a great introductory elective to allow campers with or without experience to have fun learning and to be able to problem solve and express themselves creatively!
Martial Arts
Photo: Martial ArtsOur goal for the Martial Arts elective is to provide excellent training for the children in a safe environment utilizing appropriate Martial Arts activities to meet individual needs. Master Gil is a certified Martial Arts trainer. With his expertise, Camp Nova will help participants with fitness and coordination, self-discipline, team work, high morality and gain confidence and respect for themselves and others.

Additional Activities

Cake Decorating Cake Decorating
Color Wars Color Wars
Computer Games Computer Games
Field Trips Field Trips
Halloween in July Halloween in July
In-House Entertainment In-House Entertainment
Scavenger Hunts Scavenger Hunts
Swimming Swimming
Video Production Video Production

Camp Nova reserves the right to cancel any elective that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements.