2017 SUMMERTIME ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR KIDS
By Dan Mackey / June 1, 2017
This summer, get your children off the computer and get them out of the house this summer. They can learn to dance, equestrian care, athletic enhancement, basic farming, and more. Listed are a few local offerings for summer fun.
Parkland Parks and Recreation Department offers Summer Camps for both elementary and middle school children. Resident and non-resident registrations will remain open until camps begin in June or until full. The weekly camps begin June 12 or 19 depending on the camp and run through August 11.
Kids Camp - For kindergarten through fifth grade, Kids Camp offers a wide variety of age appropriate games and activities including field trips in the tri-county area.
Teen Camp - For sixth though eighth grade, Teen Camp also offers many games and fun activities with offsite visits to explore places in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
5678 Dance Camp - Performing Arts Camp offers instructional classes in jazz, ballet, tap, hip-hop, cheer, lyrical, and musical theater.
5678 Camp E.L.I.T.E. - "Exceptional Leaders In Training Everyday" prepares athletes age 7 to 14 to be exceptional on and off the field through unique performance enhancement techniques. Football, soccer, volleyball, and basketball in Pines Park are offered.
For information, call 954-757-4105 or visit cityofparkland.org/summertimcamp.
Coral Springs publishes The Summer Fun Guide with everything the city offers, including its popular Kamp Kool sessions, as well as camps at various locations for sports, dance, art, etiquette, and special needs.
Residents can get the guide and applications at the Coral Springs Gymnasium, City Hall in the Mall, Coral Square Mall, the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex and Tennis Center of Coral Springs, the Cypress Park Tennis Center, and City Hall on West Sample Road. To view and download the guide and application forms, visit www.CoralSprings.org/summerfun. Call 954-345-2200.
Summer Day Camp - Coconut Creek offers this camp weekdays, June 19 through August 11, from 7:30am until 6pm. To attend, children must be born on or between September 1, 2003 through September 1, 2011.
All activities are at the city Recreation Complex, call 954-956-1580, or at the Community Center, call 954-545-6670. To register online you must have a Wetrac account that can be set up by visiting either city complex.
Nature Detectives - For kids ages 8 to 11 at Fern Forest Nature Center. Weekly sessions starting June 19 through August 4, from 9am until noon. Daily topics include exploration and understanding of the different plant and wildlife communities in Fern Forest. Cost is $75 per child for the week. To register, call 954-357-5198 or register in person at the nature center.
Horse Camp - Located at Tradewinds Park Stables, equestrian camp is an opportunity for children ages 9 through 16 to get experience caring for horses on a daily basis. Also riding instruction, grooming, saddling, horse care/maintenance, tack and equipment, and more. Offered Mondays through Thursdays starting June 12 the fee is $75 per day. Call 954-357-8720 or 954-357-8870 or register online:
Junior Farmers Camp - Kids from 5 to 8 years old are given an introduction to basic farming techniques as well as contact with the park's barnyard animals. Half-day sessions are from 8:30am to noon and from 12:30 to 4pm. Children may participate in as many camps as desired. The cost is $40 per session. Offered Mondays to Thursdays, June 12-15, June 19-22, and June 26-29. Registration is required. Call 954-357-8870 or visit the Tradewinds Park office.
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