Summer boarding camp at Farragut bids adieu to 2016; sets sight on an even better experience in 2017


The summer boarding camp at Admiral Farragut Academy called “Summer@Farragut” continues to grow into a summer experience like no other and the 2016 edition proved to be no different. With a total of 77 campers attending from 10 different states and 11 other countries, the summer-long boarding program brought together students from around the world to the campus in St. Petersburg for education and fun.

“The summer boarding camp has evolved into an incredible opportunity for kids to interact with amazing people from all over the world,” said Erika Rothkegel, who is in her second year as the director of summer camps at Farragut. “It also gives Farragut a chance to showcase our campus and our outstanding teachers.”


The teachers who participated as instructors included Sari Deitche, Eleni Stone, Stephen Mikell, Dustin Barnes, Rob Milliner, Mark Panuthos, Brittany Joseph, Rebecca Hofmeister, and Jessica Kolodetsky.

“Having our teachers participate goes a long way in making this a great experience for the kids who visit to not only have fun but to learn what it’s like to study away from home,” Rothkegel said.



“Sandra would benefit from the structured and caring environment at Farragut. She enjoyed the summer program very much.”

“Cole attended Summer@Farragut and absolutely loved it! He wants to continue his experience there.”

“Besmir and I wanted to thank you all for taking such awesome care of Atticus.  He enjoyed himself; he said he met a lot of interesting children from other countries, and had great teachers. He also enjoyed the trips.”


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Summer@Farragut By the Numbers:


  • Russia = 4:  Moscow (2), St. Petersburg (2)
  • China = 5:  Shanghai (2), Shenzhen, Beijing, Yantai
  • Spain = 6: Madrid, Estepona, Alcante, Asturias, Barcelona, Valencia
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2)
  • Toyko, Japan
  • Bogota, Columbia
  • Offenbach, Germany
  • Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Panama City, Panama
  • Grand Cayman, Cayman Island
  • U.S. States:
    • Florida = 15:  Oviedo, Fernandina Beach, Tampa, St. Petersburg (2), St. Pete Beach, Port St. Lucie, Pembroke Pines, Tampa, Ocala, Orlando, Sunny Isles Beach, North Bay Village, Golden Beach, Ft. Lauderdale
    • Ohio = 2: Cincinnati, Shaker Heights
    • E. Bridgewater, MA
    • Flying H, NM
    • Berkeley, CA
    • Arlington, VA
    • New York, NY
    • Yardley, PA
    • Brookwood, AL


Weekly Excursions:

  • Clearwater Threshers Baseball Game
  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Waterpark
  • Ellenton Premium Outlets
  • Universal Studios Islands of Adventures
  • TreeUmph! Zipline Adventures
  • Disney’s Epcot Theme Park
  • Adventure Island Waterpark
  • Island Pearl Excursions
  • Busch Gardens
  • Universal Studios
  • Disney Magic Kingdom


Local Daily Trips:

  • Treasure Island Fun Center
  • Astro Skate
  • Sea Screamer – Clearwater Beach
  • Movies, Bowling, Mall Trips
  • Practically Pikasso
  • Splash Harbour
  • AirHeads Trampoline Arena
  • Xtreme Fun Center
  • Vertical Ventures

For more information about Summer@Farragut and the rest of Farragut’s summer camps, visit: