Camps in the Keys

Camps in the Keys

KEY WEST

Pottery and Painting Camp

July 6-10; July 20-24; Aug. 3-7; Aug. 17-21• 9 a.m. to noon • Ages 7-11• Activities include making pottery, painting and drawing. • $300/session • www.potterybygrace.com

FKCC Fit Camp

Seven one week camps, Monday, June 8 through Friday, Aug. 7 • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Ages 7-11 • Activities include swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, arts and crafts, fitness activities and games. • $160/week, $300 for two children and $420 for three children. • [email protected] or 305-809-3562

COAST Camp

Nine one-week camps, Monday, June 8 through Friday, Aug. 14• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Ages 6-12 • COAST Camp will introduce the kids to timeless skills and lessons that will prove priceless as they grow up “along the COAST.” Each day, campers will focus on a different, but integral theme that can be used at home, on the beach, or out at sea. The lessons are completely hands-on, are rooted in traditional techniques and are sure to keep them involved and engaged throughout. •$325/week • www.coastprojects.com

Just4Kids Art camp

Twelve one week camps Monday, June 8 through Friday, August 23 • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. •With various themes, Just4Kids will take kids on a journey to the far corners of the world with classes, lessons and foods from different countries • $195/ week • 305-432-7402

Key West Community Sailing Camp

Ten two-week camps: June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26,June 29- July 3, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, Jul 27-31, August 3-7,Aug. 10-14. • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for 8-17 year olds • All different skill levels learn sailing and racing on a variety of boats including Opti prams, Hobie Waves, Sunfish, Lasers and 420s depending on age group. • $300/week • [email protected] or 305-304-3758.

Key West Boys and Girls Club

Ten one-week camps, Monday, June 8 through Friday, Aug. 14 • 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Ages 5-18 • Activities include sports, swimming, movies, miniature golf, Camp Sawyer, bowling, dance, theater and music. • $90/week. Nonrefundable deposit for first and last weeks of $180 plus $10 membership fee. Multi-sibling discount. • 305-296-2258.

Paradise Tennis Summer Camp

Nine one-week camps, Monday, June 8 through Friday, July 31 • 8-8:45 a.m. for 3-5 year olds, MWF; 9-10 a.m. for kindergarteners, MWF; 10-11 a.m. for 3rd-7th graders, MWF • Basic instruction including tennis drills, play and sportsmanship. • $67.50 for tots and $90 for older children. • [email protected] or 305-395-1035.

Reef Relief’s Coral Camp

Nine one-week camps, Monday, June 8 through Friday, Aug. 14 • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.• Ages 6-12 • Activities include science and art projects, field trips to Fort Zachary, snorkeling, shoreline walks and museum tours. • $215 per week or $185 per week for multiple weeks. • [email protected] or 305-294-3100.

Artcamp! 2015

Nine one-week camps, Monday, June 8 through Friday, Aug. 14 • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Early morning drop off will be available from 7:45 a.m. for an extra $25 per week • Ages 5-12 • The weekly sessions run the creative gamut to touch upon a variety of art, culture and the humanities to get children thinking, moving and making. Different classes are Exploring Key West’s Sweet Sounds; Let’s Explore Pinhole Photography; Journey through the Mediums: Batik Prints and Mixed Media; Environmental Education Through Art; From Cuba to Cayo Hueso; Islands of Song: The Bahamas; The Kid Stays in the Picture: Key West’s Wild Picture Show; Key West Flora and Fauna Through an Artist’s Eyes; and Music and Dance from the Isle of Key West.

Campers will also have the experience of exploring Fort East Martello (South Roosevelt Boulevard). Each week will have auxiliary activities and excursions pertaining to the specific sessions, including field trips to local museums, nearby beaches and gardens – all highlighting the abundant history and cultural assets of our islands.• $185 members/week • $200 non-members/week • www.kwahs.org

FKCC Jr. Lifeguard Camp

June 22-26 • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Ages 11-14 • Campers learn American Red Cross Jr. Lifeguard Program including swimming, rescue skills, CPR/AED certification, first aid certification and snorkeling skills (limit 10 campers). • $125 per session. • [email protected] or 305-809-3562

Robin Kaplan’s Camp Bravo

Four one-week classes, Monday, June 8 through Friday, July 3 • noon to 5 p.m. • Ages 6-14 • Activities include stagecraft, theater skills, drama and singing. The program will culminate in a live performance July 2. • Cost $595 for three weeks or half-day program for $225. • Scholarships available • [email protected] or 305-294-7382.

Gymnastics Fun Camp

June 8-12; June 15-19; June 22-26; July 20-24; July 27-31; Aug. 3-7; Aug. 10-14; and Aug. 11-15 • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended care available for fee. • Ages 5-14 • Activities include gymnastics, obstacle courses, sports games and more. • $230/week. Multi-week and member discounts. • 305-896-2458.

MIDDLE KEYS

Dolphin Research Center overnight camps

Overnight Dolphin Camp June 6-12 (ages 10-12), June 27-July 3 (age 13-14), $1,500. Overnight Basic Dolphin Lab (ages 15-17) on July 4-10, July 11-17, and July 18-24. Intermediate Dolphin Lab (ages 15-17), $1,500. Activities include classes, observation and hands-on activities. Students stay in dormitory with full-time chaperones. Class sizes average 12-14 students to ensure individualized instruction. For more information, visit www.dolphins.org/individual_programs.

Marathon Rec Heart of the Florida Keys

Monday, June 8 through July 24, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., ages 8 to 13. $60 per week. Kids bring their own lunch and snacks and participate in arts and crafts, different projects, sports activities, hiking and two field trips per week (usually one water related and the other out-of-town). [email protected] or 305-743-4164.

Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters

Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 9 to Aug. 18., 8 a.m. to noon, third to eighth graders • Barracuda campers (Tuesday) snorkel the lagoon and observe species. $75 per day. • Eagle Ray Campers (Thursday) snorkel in the Coral Reef Tank, feed and interact with fish and feed predators. $150 per day. Campers must be comfortable in the water and cost includes gear, materials, staffing, snacks, drinks and lunch. Call 305-407-3262 or email [email protected]

Summer Soccer at Marathon Community Park

Tuesday and Thursday nights from Tuesday, June 16 through Thursday, Aug. 6 • Ages 4-10 • (Advanced registration on Thursday, May 29). Soccer league practice and play from 6 to 7 p.m. • $40 • http://ci.marathon.fl.us/forms (and click on “soccer” under parks heading) or call 305-743-6598.

Big Pine Key Boys and Girls Club

Monday, June 8 through Friday, Aug. 21 • Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Ages 5-17 • Activities include sports, swimming, movies, miniature golf, Camp Sawyer, bowling, dance, theater and music. • $90 per week. Nonrefundable deposit for first and last weeks of $180 plus $10 membership fee. Multi-sibling discount. • 305-872-2400.

Marathon Community Theater Summer Stage

Tuesday, June 9 through Saturday, July 16 • Tuesday and Thursday evenings • Ages 6-18, limited to 35 students • Activities include instruction on acting, stage direction, auditioning, production and more. Program culminates in live performance on Friday and Saturday, July 17-18 at Marathon Community Theater. • $35 includes theater membership. • [email protected] or 305-743-0994.

St. Peter Church Bible School

Early August, exact date TBA • 9 a.m. to noon • Ages 4 and up • Everest Vacation Bible School is a vacation bible school that instructs and entertains with song, arts and crafts and more. • [email protected] or 305-872-2537.

City of Marathon Parks and Recreation Summer Camp

Monday, June 8 through Friday, Aug. 21 • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (early drop off at 7:30 a.m. for a fee) • Ages 5-13 • Activities include sports, games, arts and crafts, fishing, picnics, cookouts and more. Two-per-week field trips include Jacobs Aquatic in Key Largo and other kid-friendly locales. • $80 per week. Multi-sibling discounts. • http://www.ci.marathon.fl.us/summer-camp-2015 (and click on Camp under Parks heading) or call 305-743-6598.

St. Columba Summer Camp

Four weeks: June 29-July 3 vacation bible school; July 6-17 just for fun camp; and July 20-24 music camp. • 9 a.m. to noon for vacation bible school and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for other camps. • Ages 5 and up • St. Columba is offering three camps this summer. The first is vacation bible school from 9 a.m. to noon. Just for fun camp includes arts and crafts, games and field trips and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Music camp will culminate in a special performance on July 25 and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Free • 305-743-6412.

Pigeon Key Marine Science Camp

Day camp June 29-July 3, July 6-10 and Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., ages 8-16; $350 per week • Overnight camp July 6-10, July 27-31; ages 10-16; $950 per week. • Activities include snorkeling, reef trip, underwater obstacle course, fish identification, dissections, fishing and optional scuba certification. Lunch is included for daycampers and all meals provided for overnight campers. Additional cost for scuba certification. • [email protected] or 305-743-5999.

Seacamp Big Pine Key

Day camp June 29-Aug. 21, Five-day session from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ages 10-13; $275 per week. Some transportation options available to and from Big Pine Key from Marathon and Key West at additional $100 per week. • Residential co-ed 7-day camp (August 3-9, August 10-16) $1,600, 18-day camp (June 24-July 11, July 14-July 31) $4,100, ages 12-17, all meals provided. Seven-day SCUBA class available for $450 extra (restrictions apply). • Campers learn about the ocean through activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, arts and crafts, marine research and more. www.seacamp.org or 305-872-2331.

Art Studio Camp

July 14-17 (ages 5-7 years old), July 28-31 (ages 8-11). 8:30 a.m. to noon (arrive early to set up project). Sessions teach children paper maché, hot balloon construction, painting, windsock making, tie dye, bead stringing, basket weaving, portraits, jewelry making and more. The cost is $165 per session. Daily snacks are included. Keysartstudio.com or 305-289-9013.

Martin Luther Chapel vacation Bible school

June 8-12, 5:30 to 8:15 p.m., ages 3-12, free. Activities include crafts, music and Bible stories. Campers will be served a light dinner. For more information, call 305-743-4408.

School of Rock at MCUC

June 22-26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., school-age children, free. Music instruction on various instruments culminates with Saturday, June 27 performance. For more information, call 305-394-3119.

UPPER KEYS

Otherside Adventure Camp

June 15-19, July 20-24 • 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Ages 8-12. $280 week (sibling discount). Five epic days, five epic adventures: Wakeboarding at Keys Cable, rock climbing in Miami, paddleboard and snorkeling in the Upper Keys, sailing and kiteboarding at the sandbar, and skateboarding at Marathon Skate Park. Pick-up and drop off at MM 82.7. othersideboardsports.com or 305-853-9728.

Founders Park’s Summer Recreation Camp

June 8–July 31 • 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Ages 6-12 • Activities include games, arts and crafts, sports, movies, board games, swimming and beach. • $85 per week/residents; $110 per week/non-residents. Half-day and per day rates also available, sibling discounts. • Islamorada.fl.us or 305-853-1685.

Florida Bay Outfitters Summer Paddle Camp

Kids camp on June 8-12 (ages 8-12), June 15-19 (ages 13-18), July 6-10 (ages 13-18), July 13-17 (ages 8-12) • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Activities include introduction to paddling and paddle skills on SUP and kayak, snorkeling, Keys history and environment education plus games and National Park field trips. Lunch and snack provided. • $295/week • Sign up by June 10 • [email protected] or 305-451-3018.

Jacobs Aquatic Center

June 8-Aug. 20 • 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Ages 5-12 • Activities include swimming, games, arts and crafts and more. • Bring sack lunch M-Th, Pizza Party Fridays • $110 per week or $35 per day • www.jacobsaquaticcenter.org or 305-453-7946.

Swim & Dive Combo Camp

June 8-12 and July 6-10 • 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Ages 6 and up • Clinic includes stroke, starts and turn techniques, front water entry, back water entry and a variety of dives under instruction of dive coaches Jon Olsen and Jim Kelly. • $200 per session, $45 per day. • www.islamorada.fl.us or 781-264-3212.

Summer Swim Camp

June 15-19, June 22-26, July 13-17, July 27-31 • 9 a.m. to noon • Ages 6 and up • Clinic includes stroke, starts and turn techniques, by Coach Jon Olsen. • $150 per session, $45 per day. Pizza Party Fridays • www.islamorada.fl.us or 305-393-5855.

Dive Clinics

June 15-19, June 22-26, July 13-17, July 20-24 • 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Clinic includes front and back water entry and a variety of dives. • $125 per session, $68 for two days by Coach Jim Kelly. • www.islamorada.fl.us or 781-264-3212.

Islamorada Tennis Camp

June 8-12; June 15-19; June 22-26; July 13-17; July 20-24; Aug. 3-7 and Aug. 10-14 • half day (9 a.m. to noon) or full day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) • Ages 6 and older, adult camps available also. Beach tennis and volleyball, swimming, games and pizza party on Fridays. • Full day camp $250/week or $60/day. Half-day camp $130 week or $40/day. www.islamorada.fl.us or 954-290-7501 or Greg Pearson 517-285-5693.

Synchronized Swimming

Three-two week sessions: June 15-19 and June 22-26; July 6-10 and July 13-17; and July 27-31 and Aug. 3-7 • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Ages 7-14 • Introductory synchronized swimming techniques and challenging water games. Pre-registration and swimming assessment required on Mondays through June 1 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. or Saturdays through May 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. • $380/two weeks session, $200/per week, or $45/day. www.islamorada.fl.us or call Isla Turner at 856-473-4752.

REEF Ocean Explorers Day Camp

June 15-19, July 13-17, and August 10-14 • 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. • Ages 8–14 • $275/week (sibling discount available) • Cost includes park entry fees, activity expenses, equipment rentals, and souvenir REEF gear including a T-shirt and water bottle • Camp includes snorkel trips to state parks, kayak and stand-up paddleboard excursions, glass bottom boat trip, marine science lessons, experiments, and crafts. • www.REEF.org or 305-852-0030.

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