In Your Backyard!
That final school bell will soon be ringing and summer will be in full swing! So the time to start planning for your children’s summer camp adventures is now. We have put together a preview of local and out-of-state camps that may be of interest to your little fun seeker. This just scratches the surface of what is available for summer 2012 – for a complete and comprehensive list visit SpaceCoastLivingFAMILY.com. Information will be posted as it becomes available so check back frequently…and have a safe and happy summer.
The zoo offers summer camps for children entering 1st through 9th grade each week from June 4 to August 3. Campers explore the grounds of the zoo discovering animals and nature in a variety of ways, depending on the program. Meet the zoo’s veterinarian, go behind the scenes, and much more. For the older kids, camp opportunities exist off-site as well. Children interested in learning about animals through art, music, dance, and dramatic play can register for Art Camp August 6-10. Prices vary depending on the camp. To learn more, visit brevardzoo.org/education/camps
Brevard County Parks & Recreation
There are three area offices in Brevard County: North, Central and South. Each area will be providing fun and exciting summer camp activities for children. For information on locations and schedules in your area visit brevardparks.com
Brevard Symphony Orchestra Summer Strings
The event is open to young string players ages 5-14, of all abilities. bsyo.us
Camp Kennedy Space Center
Young people experience, imagine and interact through space shuttle mission simulations, tours of Kennedy Space Center and the
chance to witness firsthand the everyday challenges faced by astronauts. This program is designed for children entering 2nd – 9th grades (ages 8 – 14). kennedyspacecenter.com
Surf Guys Surf and Stand Up Paddle Boarding Summer Camps
Learn how to catch waves, use the paddle correctly, and add a new dimension to SUPing. (Limited enrollment, reservations required). firstname.lastname@example.org
Mimi’s Crafts’ Summer Camp
Mimi offers a great artistic summer program that includes learning different paint techniques, mosaics, jewelry, t-shirt making, and clay and glass work. Visit mimiscrafts.com for complete details on dates, times and pricing.
Circle F Dude Ranch, Lake Wales
This summer, ride one of 65 horses or choose from over 25 different activities including rock wall climbing, zip lining, paintball, sailing, kayaking, arts and crafts, dance, tumbling, cheerleading, football, soccer, volleyball, swimming and a whole lot more on their private 500+ acre property and 45 acre lake. circlefduderanchcamp.com
Camp Live Oak, Ft. Lauderdale and N. Miami Beach
In choosing Camp Live Oak, an American Camping Association Accredited Camp, you are selecting an outdoor, environmental, hands-on, daily experience for your child, unique to Florida’s history, culture and environment. campliveoakfl.com
SeaWorld Orlando Camp
At SeaWorld Camp, students go behind the scenes, interact with a variety of animals and work with animal experts. Whether touching a penguin or riding Manta, campers make friends and memories to last a lifetime. Resident camps are for 5-12th graders. Day camps are for preschool – 8th graders. seaworld.org/adventure-camps
iD Tech Summer Computer Camp, Winter Park, Rollins College
Does your child love gaming, programming, or filming? Take hobbies further and gain a competitive edge. Over 130,000 kids and teens ages 7-17 have created iPhone apps, programs and Java, video games, websites, movies, 3D models, robots, films and photos. internaldrive.com
NIKE Sports Camps, Various Cities
NIKE provides boys and girls camps for sports including, football, basketball, golf, lacrosse and tennis. For locations and dates visit ussportscamps.com
Stretch-N-Grow Summer Camps, Satellite Beach & Indialantic
Stretch-N-Grow offers a variance of Hip Hop Dancing, Sports, Jump Rote, and Cheerleading Camps to the ages of 5 to 12. The camps run from 9 am – 12 noon. Call 321-536-0636 for more information.
Tumbleweeds Gymnastics, Melbourne
Tumbleweeds offers classes for children starting at the age of 6 months old. They have beginners and advanced classes. www.tumbleweedsgym.net
Our Savior School Summer Camp, Cocoa Beach
Our Savior School runs weekly themes during there summer camp that range from Science and Animals to Sports and Music. Fridays are water slide fun days. The camp run from June 4 through July 29. The hours are 9am – 3pm daily with before and aftercare available. For more information, please call (321) 783-2330 or (321) 544-0547.
Turning Pointe’s For The Love of Dance, Melbourne
Turning Pointe is offering two camps. The first one runs from June 25-29 and the second is from July 16-20. There are also two different camp options. If your between the ages of 4-8, you can do the Princess Dance Class from 9am – 12pm. Ages 9 – up can participate in teh Full Day Camp from 9am – 3pm. They also offer will be offering a summer dance class. For more information on any of these, please visit www.turningpointeofmelbourne.com
Enterprise Elementary, Cocoa
Contact Mike Soares at 633-3448 for more information.
Lewis Carroll Elementary, Merritt Island
Contact Robin Hutchinson 454-1065 for more information.
Longleaf Elementary, Melbourne
Contact Kathryn Stewart at 242-4704 for more information.
Croton Elementary, Melbourne
Contact Amber Forschino at 253-5058 for more information.
Gemini Elementary, Melbourne Beach
Contact Liz Hazelgrove at 722-4717 for more information.
Ultimate Dance Summer Camp
Each week, campers experience a different theme and type of dance style. Some of the things we do at camp include ARTS & CRAFTS, SPECIALIZED DANCE STUDY, CHOREOGRAPHY, TUMBLING, GAMES, SIZZLIN’ SUMMER SHOW EVERY FRIDAY and… SO MUCH MORE!!!
Summer Sewing Workshops
Students of all ages will learn to sew and practice their skills in a variety of summer sewing workshops at Hancock Fabrics on Merritt Island, taught by Mary McCarthy and Linda Geiger.
- Serger I with Mary McCarthy • Sat, May 12 • 10 am – noon • $25
- Serger II with Mary McCarthy • Sat, May 19 • 10 am – noon • $25
- Learn to Sew for Adults & Teens with Linda Geiger • Sat, May 19 & 26 • 1 – 4 pm • $60
JUNE (beginner classes)
- Learn to Sew Level I for Kids grades 3 through 7 • June 4, 6, 8
- Learn to Sew Level II for Kids grades 3 through 7 • June 11, 13, 15
- Learn to Sew Level III for Kids grades 3 through 7 • June 18, 20, 22
- Learn to Sew for Teens grades 8 and up • June 25, 27, 29
JULY (intermediate classes)
- Plenty O’ Pillows for students grades 6 and up • July 9, 11, 13
- Terrific Totes for students grades 6 and up • July 16, 18, 20
- Dolly Designer for students grades 6 and up • July 23, 25, 27
For more information, please email email@example.com.
Experimental Art Camp at EGAD! Art Lab
- May 28-June 1: Get Art Smart…EXpress Yourself!
- June 18-22: Snap! The Art of Photography
- July 9-13: Think out of the Box! The Art of Architecture
- July 23-27: Blast Off! The Art of Science
- July 30-Aug 3: Nature Detectives: eXplore the Art Outside your Door!
For more detailed information on each session, visit www.egadartlab.com.
Country Day For Children Summer Camps
- Session 1: World of Air Exploration
- Session 2: Creepy Crawlies
- Session 3: Treasure Island-Underwater Fun
- Session 4: Walk Like an Egyptian
- Session 5: Around the World in 10 Days/ International Cuisine
For more information on these camps, please visit www.cdaymontessori.com.