Reed Travel Features
PALM BEACH -- The Breakers this summer is offering educational
camps for children and teens.
Cooking and money management are among the scheduled themes of
Although the camp fees are not commissionable, the hotel stays
during the June, July and August dates involved are
Instruction is given and seminars are held in the morning, with
the afternoon free for golf, tennis, excursions or relaxation.
Lunch and snack breaks are included in the fees as are the
graduation reception and formal dinner, if they are part of the
Room rates during the summer are at their lowest: $130 per night
for superior units and $160 for deluxe.
The aim of the camps, according to David Burke, The Breakers'
vice president of sales and marketing, is "to create unique
getaways that produce more for our guests than great memories
Highlights of the camp programs and related fees follow:
* Coconut Crew Summer Camp, June 9 to Aug. 22, for visitors ages
6 to 8 and 9 to 12.
There are weekly themes, such as the environment, snorkeling and
water safety, with most of the time spent on recreational
The price is $200, Monday through Friday.
The hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with an extension to 5 p.m.
optional for $10 a day.
* Culinary Camp, June 22 to 28, for guests ages 12 to 18.
Matthias Radits, The Breakers' executive chef, is the
The preparation of hors d'oeuvres, salads, appetizers, pastas,
seafood, dessert and healthy cooking and food presentation skills
The cost is $775.
* Etiquette Camp, July 20 to 26, for ages 8 to 18. Dorothea
Johnson, director of the Protocol School of Washington, is the
Telephone techniques, table manners, grooming, invitations,
introductions and proper speech are among the skills taught. The
price is $775.
* The Money Management Camp, Aug. 3 to 9, for ages 12 to 18.
This program focuses on investments, the stock market and the value
of savings; videotapes, computer games and tournaments are
The cost is $775 and Susan Bradley, a certified financial
planner, is the instructor.
For adults, The Breakers will operate the following program:
* A Business Protocol seminar, July 20 to 26. It will cover
investment advice for meeting current and long-term goals,
including tax angles, college funding, retirement, estate planning,
charitable donations, cash flow and financial planning.
The cost is $1,400, and Susan Bradley is the instructor.
There is a reduction in camp fees for two or more enrolled
children and parents in these cases qualify for adult
The camp, seminars and rooms can be booked through the
special-events coordinator at (561) 655-6611 or by calling (888)