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Know Before You Go

2 Terrific Summer Programs for Teens

  • Do you find it difficult to teach your teen new things because they don't want to listen to Mom and Dad?
  • Does your teen need to earn community service hours for school and/or scholarships but you don't know where to send them?
  • Let us do the hard work for you and provide a fun atmosphere where they can learn all kinds of new skills, make new friends and leave with memories to last a lifetime!

NEW! Know Before You Go

Ages 14-17 (as of the first day of each weekly program)

This program is based on readiness for an independent life after high school graduation.  Each day will be filled with knowledge-based, hands-on learning skills to make their transition into adulthood smoother, as well as empower individuals to take care of themselves with confidence. Topics will include basic cooking, doing laundry, basic sewing, personal finance such as check writing and balancing checking accounts, credit card safety, internet safety, self-defense, basic car care, CPR, first aid and much, much more!  Trips to tour local colleges and visits from local professionals are also included.   

  • Dates: Monday-Friday, June 10-14, June 24-28, July 8-12 and July 22-26
  • Times: 7:30am-6pm (organized activities take place 8:30am-5pm)
  • Location: Meet at Burns Road Community Center
  • Resident/Non-Resident Fees: $190/$238 per week
  • Activity #: 221506

Gardens Gives Back Community Service Experience
Ages 14-17 (as of the first day of each weekly program)

This award-winning program gives teens the opportunity to build job skills and character attributes through community service projects involving local non-profit agencies. The Palm Beach County Food Bank, Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County, Quantum House, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and Grassy Waters Preserve are just a few of the agencies we will be helping. Spend one week with this program and earn up to 30 community service hours, gain self-esteem, self-confidence, friendship and overall SUCCESS!  NOTE: Court-ordered community service is not eligible for this program. 

  • Dates: Monday-Friday,  June 3-7, June 17-21, July 1-5 (no camp Thursday, July 4), July 15-19 and July 29-August 2. 
  • Times: 7:30am-6pm (organized activities take place 8:30am-4:30pm)
  • Location: Meet at Burns Road Community Center
  • Resident/Non-Resident Fees: $190/$238 per week ($152/$190 July 1-5)
  • Activity #: 221505
Register online or in person.

For more information, please go to and click on Teen Programs or contact Louise Jordan at 561.630.1147 or

For general questions, please call 561.630.1100 or email
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