Many parents are grappling with students not being able to go to school full time due to Covid 19. Pillsbury College Prep is a private boarding school with a great academic program. Students can take Pillsbury’s Academic Program or can continue with their own school’s on-line academic program at Pillsbury.
Our winter and spring camp and boarding school program will allow students to complete their academics with camp activities after school. The aim is to provide a fun, educational, social and emotional learning experience. We believe that camp and school at Pillsbury provides a unique opportunity to allow kids to both grow academically and enjoy themselves as we continue to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic in a safe way.
Dates: Winter/Spring: Monday, January 19 – Friday, May 21
Ages: 10 – 18 years old. If a student has to leave early, a pro-rated refund will be granted.
Tentative Schedule: May change if needed
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM Pillsbury Academics and Remote Learning: breaks for snacks and lunch as school schedule allows, and optional activities for students as they complete their school work.
3:30 – 6 PM Swim, Boat, Beach, Activities
6:00 – 6:45 PM Dinner
6:45 – 9 PM PM Free Time, Read, TV, Movies, Computer Time, Games
We opened as an overnight camp July 12 and followed the CDC guidelines. We had a fun, safe, Covid free summer. Seeing how beneficial camp was for 100 campers this past summer we believe that a camp program along with boarding school allows kids to excel. Students will have social interaction, physical activity, and fun learning activities to facilitate their academic growth and development.
Students will attend their full day of classes and must complete school work before participating in activities. Staff will ensure that students attend class, and complete assignments before they can participate in recreational activities.
Students will need to bring their own laptop computer and/or tablet to do their schoolwork on.
Level of Support
Our staff will be providing social and emotional support, helping ensure the students are fulfilling their academic commitments, but leaving the teaching to the school teachers if remote learning. We do have a teacher and tutors on site who will help when needed. Students enrolled in Pillsbury College Prep have a dynamic academic program for each grade level with a full time teacher. With Pillsbury’s academic program students receive a lot of one on one attention and help to understand what they are learning.
Parents will need to submit a school schedule or synchronous learning schedule for their camper if doing virtual school. Staff will ensure that they know their schedule, attend their classes, take quizzes and tests, participate in group projects, etc.
Afternoons and evenings would offer the camper opportunities to participate in fun Florida activities. We will offer group games, organized free time to ensure that the students are living active, engaged, healthy lifestyles. On weekends, we will do day trips, museums, field trips, and fun activities in a safe way.
Counselors will be looking to provide a safe, fun, and educational experiences for all kids. No more than 4 students to a bedroom. We anticipate having 1 counselor per every 8 students minimally for supervision purposes.
Food & Snacks
Breakfast will consist of cereal, fruit, bagels, yogurt, toast, and more. Lunches will be soups, sandwiches, chips, fruit, cookies. Three hot meals will be provided on weekends.. Dinners will be family style. All meals will be provided daily. We will take reasonable food requests to have wanted food and snacks on hand.
We will allow the campers to use their cell phones to call home every day, but we would keep the streaming and gaming to a minimum, and ensure that the campers are living active, engaged, healthy lifestyles. That said, to ensure every camper gets a sufficient night’s sleep for school, campers will not be allowed to use their phones and computers after lights out.
In addition to our normal camp packing list we recommend the following:
We will follow Covid safety precautions such as wearing masks when on trips, and stay 6 feet away from others outside our group. Sanitizing and cleaning protocols will be frequently utilized. We will do everything in our power to stay Covid free during the school year and take precautions as needed if somebody gets sick.
We will have a team member to distribute daily pill medications, just as we do during the summer. We are 5 minutes from a walk in clinic and hospital for emergencies or a Covid test.
Registration and Fees
Please complete the application a student Pillsburyprep.com so we have needed information, immunizations and transcript. The cost is $16,000 for the 20 weeks if paid upfront. Three separate installments are available at $5,500. The price includes all park tickets, activities, trips, meals, boarding, and transportation during the 20 week period.
To reserve your spot:
Please complete the regisitration form. To complete this form CLICK HERE
Weekend Adventures Await
Please call Vonda White, Owner at 727-415-4631 with questions.