Specialty Camps

Marine Science Camp

Join us for this one-of-a-kind Marine Science camp (open to students in grades 4-8), featuring 2 weeks of exploration and excitement at Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center. In the morning, campers go on field trips such as paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing, ocean tours, and more. Afternoons consist of more educational-based activities including shark tracking and shark DNA forensics along with their movement and patterns, stingray conservation and ecology research, ocean giant behavior and video documentation, water quality sampling, plant and animal identification, and environmental awareness.

DATESTIMESCOST
June 11-22, 20188:00am - 4:00pm$1,000
  • Cost includes lunch each day and all field trips.
  • Drop off and pick up will take place at the NSU Oceanographic Center (8000 North Ocean Drive, Dania Beach, FL 33004)
  • There is no before or after care available with this camp.

Chess Camp

Chess Camp is open to campers in grades 2-8. Chess is known as a tool to improve your child’s self-confidence, imagination, concentration and intuition, logical and critical thinking, and reasoning skills. Instructors will go through the book together with the students. Activities include wall board and playing on giant chess boards where they get to become the knight, queen, or king! At the end of this 4-week camp, students will be able to play strategically.

*Students will be grouped into different skill levels, (beginners, intermediate and advanced)

SESSION LENGTHDATESTIMESCOST
4 WeeksJuly 9, 2018 - August 3, 20189:00am - 11:45am$1,000
  • Lunch and afternoon activities are available through Camp Nova's Shark Camp for an additional fee.

Magic Camp

Get ready for Jozeph ~ The Magic Master. He’s not your “Average Joe”! Yes, get ready for a ton of super-sonic fun surprises! Students will learn how to perform some really cool, incredible, mind-blowing magical feats! Benefits to learning magic: confidence, focus, public speaking, fine motor skills (dexterity), memorization, appearance, interacting with people, creative skills, math, science, rhythm, timing, showmanship, and the most important part of all - it’s just a lot of FUN!

SESSION LENGTHDATESTIMESCOST
4 WeeksJuly 9, 2018 - August 3, 20189:00am - 11:45am$1,000
  • Lunch and afternoon activities are available through Camp Nova's Shark Camp for an additional fee.

Drobot Camp

Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge (Grades 3-5)

Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. This session is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Campers will use iPads and remote controls to navigate the drone through short and long obstacle courses. Participants will also create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the last days final activity and competition. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program.

Drone Racing & Obstacle Course Challenge (Grades 6-8)

This program is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Flight squads post up against one another in friendly competition when they race themselves and the clock. Students first maneuver the drone through creative obstacle courses before taking on the challenge of flying for speed. Participants contribute fully in this program as they create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the last days final activities and competition.. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and social responsibilities of flying are included in this program.

SESSION LENGTHDATESTIMESCOST
2 WeeksJune 11 - June 22, 20189:00am - 3:30pm$750
  • Camp cost includes lunch and a morning snack.

Counselor in Training

Counselor's in Training (C.I.T.'s) must have completed ninth grade and are mentored by our camp directors and work with senior counselors daily. While helping lead the daily activities offered at Camp Nova, C.I.T.'s gain hands-on experience working with children in an exciting fast-paced environment and learn how to handle increased responsibilities. They attend meetings and staff training every camp session alongside Senior and Junior Counselors.

Camp Nova is looking for C.I.T.'s that are dedicated, accountable, and exhibit a willingness to learn and help out where needed. The C.I.T. program is limited to a select number of participants. Once an applicant submits his/her applicant, they will be contacted by the Director of Summer and Extended programs so that a formal interview can be scheduled. To apply for this opportunity, please click here.

SESSION LENGTHDATESTIMESCOST
4 WeeksJune 11 - July 6, 2018 OR
July 9 - August 3, 2018
9:00am - 3:30pm$400 per 4 weeks
8 WeeksJune 11 - August 3, 20189:00am - 3:30pm$750

  • C.I.T.'s must be available to work the whole summer, the first four weeks, or the last four weeks consecutively.
  • There will be no camp on July 4, 2018.
  • Camp cost includes lunch and a morning snack.

Overnight Camp

For 2 weeks this summer, students in grades 2-5 have the traditional sleepaway camp experience right here on the Nova Southeastern University campus. Campers participate in day time activities and field trips through Camp Nova's Shark Camp until approximately 5:30pm each day. They eat dinner on the NSU campus and then head to the NSU suite-style dorm rooms for evening activities, team building games, and social events until lights out at 9:00pm.

Our Overnight Camp enables children to grow and form strong bonds that last a lifetime, while helping build confidence and self-esteem. Counselors live in the dorms with the students and along with an NSU Resident Assistant, provide 24-hour supervision.

SESSION LENGTHDATESTIMESCOST
1 WeekJune 17-22, 2018

Drop-off on June 17 at 5:00pm
Pick-up on June 22 by 5:45pm
$1,000
1 WeekJune 24-29, 2018Drop-off on June 24 at 5:00pm

Pick-up on June 29 by 5:45pm

$1,000
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all field trips are included in the cost of this camp.

Junior Lifeguard

Junior Lifeguard Camp, open to students ages 11-14, focuses on water safety awareness and physical skill development activities that enrich the future of each camper, all while having fun! This camp's focus includes training in CPR, First Aid, lifeguarding skills, and conditions that affect lifeguards on a daily basis. For an extra bonus, we take our future lifeguards on a fun day field trip to Rapids water park on the last Friday of the session.

Please be advised, however, that this is an introductory camp and its intent is not training for the actual lifeguard certification. Participants receive a certificate of completion on the last day of camp.

SESSION LENGTHDATESCOSTBEFORE CAREAFTER CAREBEFORE AND AFTER CARE
2 WeeksJune 25 - July 6, 2018$600$62.50$65$125
  • Camp cost includes lunch and a morning snack.
  • There will be no camp on July 4, 2018.
  • Camp Hours - 9:00am - 3:30pm
  • Before Care - 7:30 - 8:45am
  • After Care - 3:30 - 5:45pm

Teen Camp

Teen Camp is designed for young teens in grades 8-11 who enjoy socializing, making new friends, and attending lots of amazing field trips. Campers attend field trips every day and participate in team sports, teen oriented projects, and team building games. Teens are supervised by an experienced certified teacher and an aide (ratio 1:10) to ensure the safety of each camper. Space is limited!

Field trips include kayaking, shallow water snorkeling, boogie boarding, skating, swimming, Dave & Busters, Rockwall climbing, laser tag, Marlins games, and more!


SESSION LENGTHDATESCOSTBEFORE CAREAFTER CAREBEFORE AND AFTER CARE
2 WeeksJune 11-22, 2018$650$62.50$65$125
4 WeeksJune 25 - July 6, 2018$1,250$125$130$250
6 WeeksJuly 9-20, 2018$1,800$187.50$195$375
8 WeeksJuly 23 - August 3, 2018$2,400$250$260$500
  • You may choose to attend 2, 4, 6, or 8 weeks of camp.
  • There will be no camp on July 4, 2018.
  • Camp Hours - 9:00am - 3:30pm
  • Before Care - 7:30 - 8:45am
  • After Care - 3:30 - 5:45pm

Register Now

Click here to download the 2018 Camp Nova registration form.

Click here to download the Counselor in Training registration form.

Please email completed forms to lb1039@nova.edu.

Call 954-262-4528 to learn more about Camp Nova's Specialty Camps!

Deposits & Discounts

There is a $100 per session, non-refundable deposit that is due when registering for this camp. This deposit will be deducted from the total cost of tuition.

NSU University School families who pay in full by February 23, 2018 will receive 15% off camp tuition.

Families who pay in full by April 13, 2018 will receive 10% off camp tuition.

Each additional sibling within a family will receive 10% off camp tuition.

Full time NSU faculty will receive 35% off camp tuition and free before and after care.