Children’s Summer Camps

June 1, 2021

All Day

There Are Lots Of Great Options To Give Your Kids A Summer Full Of Fun

Broadway Palm Summer Theater Camps

Our Musical Theatre Intensive camp is geared toward students with multiple levels of dance, voice and theatre experience. This popular week-long camp is taught and led by Broadway Palm Director and Choreographer Amy McCleary, local performer Kiersten Benzing and features special guests – actors and actresses straight from the Broadway Palm stage.

Each session offers specialized courses in auditioning, vocal techniques, improv, scene study and dance. The week culminates with a performance at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre facilities, which provides plenty of space for responsible distancing. Step on stage and shine with the excitement and magic of live musical theatre!

For grades: 7 – 12

Learn more or sign up here.

Please note: this camp is kept at a low-capacity to keep students responsibly distanced. Campers, camp instructors, camp volunteers and Broadway Palm staff are required to wear face masks at all times when inside the building and when social distancing is not possible. For more information about our Covid-19 protocols, click here.

Eco-arts Camp At Lovers Key State Park

Friends of Lovers Key is pleased to announce a new summer day camp for children ages 6-17. Give your child a summer experience like no other–an opportunity to learn about Florida’s coastal ecology through the beautiful natural setting of Lovers Key State Park. Our experienced and talented instructors have developed programs that will expand campers’ intellectual and artistic horizons while enjoying the trails, mangroves and beaches of the park’s four coastal islands. Our camp will give your child a chance to discover the real Florida.

Schedule Overview:

June 14 – June 18 Painting in Nature
Ages 7-13
10 am -noon
$100 one week, 1 session offered.

Children will enjoy painting and drawing while learning about the coastal plants, animals and habitats of our beautiful park.  Participants will create eco-art through a variety of media with the 2021 Lovers Key Artist-in-Residence, Jenny Licht.

June 21 – June 25 and June 28 – July 2:  Beach Exploration and Discovery
Ages 6-12
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
$300, one week each, two sessions offered.

Children will explore Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico from top to bottom using microscopes, seine nets, plankton trawls, and fishing poles. Learn about the shores and aquatic life of beautiful Lovers Key State Park through hands on experiments and creative expression with Susie Hassett, M.A., Science Education, Resource Teacher, Environmental Education, Lee County Public Schools.

July 5 –July 9 and July 12 – July 16: Marine Science
Ages 13-17
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
$300 one week each, 2 sessions offered.

Teens will experience what it’s like to be marine biologist. Participants will learn about aquatic and shore life through scientific research featuring oceanography, conservation, and estuarine ecology with Gary Rullo, International Baccalaureate Biology Teacher, Dunbar High School. Nature journaling and photography will be featured. Topics featured include Barrier Islands, Coastal Ecosystems, Marine Invertebrates, plants, Fish, Reptiles & Birds, and Mammals.

July 19 – July 23 and July 26 – July 30; Eco-Arts
Ages 7-8
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
$200, one week each, 2 sessions offered. 

Children will enjoy learning about coastal ecology through a variety of creative activities and field trips in the park.  Painting, drawing, crafts, and story-telling will develop participants’ appreciation for nature and artistic expression. Daily talks by experts as well as filming of explorations to be re-visited after art projects are finished. The week will culminate in a sharing of discoveries with family members, an awards ceremony,  and pizza party. Taught by Deborah Kay Dunlap, M.S. Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development Facilitator.

For Registration and inquires, contact Louise Kowitch, Education Coordinator, Friends of Lovers Key[email protected]

Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Summer Camp: Kitchen Chemistry (Grades 1-6)
June 21 – 25
Fast-paced chemistry experiments that fizz, bang, and pop will inspire curiosity in young scientists.

Summer Camp: Code Camp (Grades 4-6)
June 28 – July 2
Explore the world of code and computer science., coding Minecraft on the Raspberry Pi, making video games on Scratch, and coding a LEGO robot.

Summer Camp: Mini Makers (Grades 1-3)
June 28 – July 2
Design, build, improve, and repeat! Walk in the footsteps of Edison and Ford along the path of innovation. Members: $200 • non-members: $230

Summer Camp: Eager Engineers (Grades 1-6)
July 6 – 9
Tackle daily engineering design challenges in this fast-paced camp exploring simple machines and physics.

Summer Camp: Movie Making (Grades 1-3)
July 12 – 16
Lights! Camera! Action! Every camper participates in learning the secrets and process to making movie magic.

Summer Camp: Movie Making (Grades 4-6)
July 12 – 16 and 19 – 23
Lights! Camera! Action! Join the wild wizard and learn the secrets and process to making movie magic. Each camper participates in all aspects of movie production from story boarding, directing, acting, working with camera’s, lights, and sound. Campers go behind the scenes as they make the next big hit!

Summer Camp: Radical Robots (Grades 1-6)
July 26 – 30
Robots big and small are examined this high-tech camp– including a functional LEGO Mindstorm robot.

Summer Camp: Art Smarts (Grades 1-6)
August 2 – 6
Campers fuse imagination with science and design as they expand their tool-belt of creative expression.


Mound House

Featuring fun themes each week for children ages 6 to 10, camp will be operated starting June 14 and ending July 30 by Super Science and Amazing Art from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Three camp days each week will be at Mound House and two camp days will be at Newton Beach Park. Precautions to prevent the spread of COVID will be followed according to CDC standards.

Visit the Mound House website to register.

Ostego Bay Marine Science Center

2021 Summer Camp Schedule
June 28 – July 2nd Tiger Sharks
July 12-16 Sea Stars & Loggerheads
July 19-23 Loggerheads
July 26-30 Sea Stars & Loggerheads

For further information contact Cherie our camp director at (239) 225-5154. Click HERE for the Summer Camp application.

Sun Splash Family Waterpark

SPLASH CAMP (8-12 yrs of age) – This is a water-based day camp for boys and girls. Campers will enjoy the waterpark, water games, crafts, and lunch. Bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, tennis shoes and socks. Lunch is included in the program cost. Your child will return home Safe, Happy and Tired! (Min-4/Max-12)

JUNIOR LIFEGUARD CAMP (10-13 yrs of age) – This program is designed to enlighten participants to what being a lifeguard is all about.  Participants will learn about CPR, Basic First Aid, lifeguard rescue techniques and proper swimming techniques.  Uniforms and daily lunch is included with program cost. (Min-4/Max-12)


Wonder Gardens

Summer is just around the corner and what better place for your children to spend the day than at the Wonder Gardens! Sign up today to continue learning and having fun after the school year comes to an end. Learn more here or visit our website.

This event runs from June 1, 2021 to August 6, 2021.

Upcoming Dates:
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