Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958

Summer 2019

Camps & Enrichment Programs

Christopher Columbus High School offers a wide array of summer programs for students ranging in age from third grade through current Explorers. From athletics to academics and the arts, the Explorers Summer experience is a wonderful way to introduce your children to the finest all-boy Catholic high school in Miami-Dade County.

For information on a particular camp, click the ‘+’ next to the item and the section will expand to showcase more instruction.

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  • 45th Annual Columbus Basketball/Summer Camp

    The Columbus Basketball Camp is for boys and girls of all abilities who want to improve their basketball skills.
    June 10- July 19
    Half Day - Basketball Only
    8 am – 12 noon
    Full Day - Basketball & Other Activities
    8 am - 4 pm
    Week of July 8 & July 15
    14th Year of Rookie Camp
    for incoming 9th and 10th graders
    8 am – 12 noon
    Basketball only (half-day camp) $150
    8 am – 12 noon
    Full-day Basketball Camp $200
    8 am - 4 pm
    *Lunch is included. Activities: basketball, other sports, field trips (minimal additional fee).
    Our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for your children. We strive to continue the Columbus tradition of excellence by offering one of the best basketball programs in a state-of-the-art, air-conditioned facility. We offer extended hours for full day campers to enjoy different recreational activities daily until 4:00pm. Lunch is included in our full-day camp fee.
    The Columbus Basketball Camp Features:
    • Outstanding staff
    • Camp t-shirt for all campers
    • Excellent personal instruction for the beginner, rising star or high school player
    • Individual instruction
    • Shooting and dribbling, passing contests
    • 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 competitions
    • Final shooting competition
    • Highlight and actual game film of campers
    • Weekly evaluation of campers
    • Guest speakers: college players and coaches
    • Pee-Wee League - ages 8 and under
    The Columbus Basketball Camp activities are supervised by an adult staff. We offer a variety of recreational and educational activities for our campers. Field trips* will include movies, bowling, museum visits, swimming and our famous annual “Talent Show.”
    Other Sports:
    Full-day campers enjoy their afternoons playing a variety of sports including: softball, football, soccer, kickball, volleyball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee football and Dr. Burrus’ famous Arm Wrestling Event. They will also have fun playing board games such as: checkers, chess, Sorry, Monopoly, card games, knock hockey, Battleship and others.
    Coaching Staff
    DIRECTOR - BUTCH STAIANO: During his tenure as Columbus’ Head Basketball Coach for 21 years and a Columbus coach for 28 years, Coach Staiano has won 360 games. Although he no longer coaches the team, Coach Staiano continues to run the Columbus Basketball Camp, placing emphasis on the offensive and defensive fundamentals.

    NATALIE GONZALEZ: Head Counselor and in charge of registration and field-trips
  • CCNN Live Summer Institute

    Dates: June 10-14 and June 17-21
    $150 (1 week) $250 (for both weeks)

    Would you like a CCNN Live shirt? Send an email request to with your size. Shirts are $20.
    Information: At the CCNN Live summer institute, students from grades 6-9 learn journalism and video production skills from experts and students alike. Students will learn to write a fair and balanced story, shoot, edit and create visual effects for their pieces. Principles of journalism will be discussed and Will Manso (Local 10) and Marybel Rodriguez (CBS 4)) will give students their personal perspective on the media.
    The camp will culminate with students pairing up and showcasing their newly learned skills. Student work will be critiqued and revised by teachers as well as industry professionals. This will provide students the entry level skill-set needed to further their abilities as emerging young journalists.
    Contact: Omar Delgado & Christina Insua | CCNN Live Moderators
                     (305) 223-5650
  • Press On Running Club

    This program will focus on the conditioning of runners of all levels--modifying workouts to fit their needs. It will focus on the building of a base mileage and the introduction of workouts that range from fartleks, tempos/thresholds, and hills - once each runner's fitness level calls for it. Focus will be given to body strengthening through calisthenics and stretching to ensure a perfectly developed runner and help them stay injury free.


    Note: We cannot guarantee camp shirt availability and/or sizes for registrations after June 22nd, 2019. 

    Is this for boys or girls and what ages?
    The camp continues to be open to both boys and girls of all fitness levels, in grades 4th - 12th for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Where exactly do you meet and how long is practice?
    We meet at Shelter #10 by the hill in Tropical Park every Monday-Thursday at 6pm and Fridays at 7am.. Practices are from 6pm-7:30pm Monday-Thursday & 7:00am-8:30am on Fridays.

    What is included in the registration fee?
    Each registered runner will receive:
    • Free registration into open time trial July 18th @ Tropical
    • Drifit T-Shirt (we cannot guarantee shirt availability or sizes for registrations after June 22nd, 2019.)
    • Leadership and coaching from experienced, veteran coaches
    • Clinics designed to teach young runners the importance of proper nutrition, running form, stretching, and running attire & shoes
    • Motivational speakers to inspire kids on topics such as teamwork, setting & achieving goals, and personal self-esteem 
    Do you have social media?
    Yes, you can find more information about our camp on:
    What should I bring to practice?
    A basic running watch (GPS not needed) and water bottle (a cooler will be available to refill). Make sure to dress in running attire and sneakers. We will be having an informational meeting the first week about proper running shoes, so don't buy new ones just yet!

    What happens if it rains?
    We use the app Remind to keep you up to date on weather updates. We meet at the park even if it is raining and try to wait it out (unless otherwise stated on the Remind and social media). Parents and campers can get the update by simply texting "@PressOn" to the phone number 81010. Missed days due to rain are not made up. We encourage the kids to run on thier own if safe on days we get rained out.

    Do you offer a sibling discount?
    Yes. We offer a $10 (per week) sibling discount for each sibling after the first runner has paid regular price. Please select the appropriate ticket type and quantity when registering.

    If you have any additional question not answered in the FAQs, please reach out to us at To learn more, visit 
  • Web Ball Summer Baseball Camp

    4-Week Instructional Camp
     Days: Monday - Friday
    Times: 5:00 - 7:30 pm

    Week 1: June 17 - 21
    Week 2: June 24 - July 5
    Week 3: July 8 - 12
    Week 4: July 15 - 19
    Cost: $550
    Information: Web Ball Summer Baseball Camp covers all facets of the game including hitting, fielding, pitching, base running and team play. Campers will be coached by various members of the Christopher Columbus Baseball Staff, including Head Coach Joe Weber.
    Contact: Joe Weber | Head Coach, Baseball
Summer athletic team workouts are only for current students of Christopher Columbus High School!

Registration Links:


Athletic Team Workouts

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  • Baseball

    Web Ball 4-Week Instructional Camp covers all facets of the game including hitting, fielding, pitching, base running and team play. Campers (age 11-13) will be coached by various members of the Christopher Columbus Baseball Staff. Cost is $550 and starts the week of June 17th. Contact Coach Joe Weber at 786-258-1368 with any questions.
  • Basketball “Rookie Camp”

    For incoming 9th and 10th graders of all abilities who want to improve their basketball skills. Week of July 8th & July 15th. Contact Butch Staiano at or ext. 2254. 
  • Bowling

    Students interested in bowling this fall should e-mail Coach Adam Scholer at 
  • Cross Country Camp/Training

    Students interested in running Cross Country this summer should e-mail Coach Eric Pino at or register for the Press On Running Camp. 
  • Football Summer Schedule (Varsity, JV & Freshman)

    Varsity Football: 
    Summer Workouts: Monday, June 10- Friday, July 26, 2019
    Days: Monday-Friday 
    Times: 8:45 am - 11 am
    1st Non-Contact Practice: Monday, July 29
    1st Contact Practice: Saturday, Aug. 3
    JV Football: 
    Summer Workouts: Monday, June 10  
    Days: Monday-Friday 
    Times: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Tentative)
    Freshman Football:
    Summer A Practice Days/Times

    Summer practice will begin on Monday, June 10th. We will practice on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:30 pm - 8 pm through July 1st

    Summer B Practice Days/Times
    Starting on Monday, July 8th, we will begin practicing Monday through Friday from 5:30 pm - 8 pm. Summer B session ends August 12th.

    *All Incoming freshmen football players must have a current physical to participte in fall sports. Once completed, physicals are to be submitted to Brother Herb Baker in the training room facility.

    Summer Days Off
    There will be no practice July 3th through 5th in observance of Independence Day.
  • Golf

    Experienced players interested in playing golf this fall should e-mail Coach Mike Marinelli at 
  • Lacrosse

  • Soccer

    Experienced players interested in the soccer program should e-mail Coach Mike Stewart at
  • Swimming

    Students interested in swimming and diving this fall should e-mail Coach Mike Dukes at 
  • Volleyball

    Experienced players interested in the volleyball program should e-mail Coach Johnathan Bluhm at
  • Wrestling

    Explorer Wrestling Club will work out on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 pm starting June 11th. Cost is $100 for the summer session. We highly encourage any 8th graders interested in wrestling to come and get a head start on practice with the club and not wait till school starts. Contact Coach Jim Husk at or Coach Jacob Grant at with any questions. 

    Off Weeks:
    Disney Duals (June 20th-24th)
    Appalachian State Camp (July 9th-15th)

Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by AdvancEd and a member of the National Catholic Educational Association.