The school year is winding down and summer looms on the horizon. From art to sailing to sports, activities are bountiful through August. Here is information to help parents and kids come up with a summer plan.


June 3-July 26 at Founders Park for ages 6-12 only. $95 per week, $75 per sibling and $35 per day. Activities include games, arts & crafts, sports, movies, board games, swimming at pool & beach.

June 10-14, June 17-21, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 29-August 2; Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.; half day: 9 noon or 1 p.m. to 3.p.m. Ages 6 and up. Full Day Camp: $195/week or $40/day, Half Day Camp: $100/week or $25/day. Tennis instruction, swimming, Olympics, pickleball, games and other activities. Free Pizza Fridays! Adult Camps also available. For details contact Pros: Susie Jannach 954-290-7502 or Greg Pearson 517-285-5693.

Group lessons from June 17-27; Monday to Thursday from 1-3 p.m. at Founders Park. Pre-register $80 per two-week session. Private lessons available by appointment, $25 per half-hour lesson. Red Cross water safety instructor, Colleen Hammon 305-393-2513.

June 3-7, June 10-14, July 22-26; Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at Founders Park. Ages 6 & up. $150 per session. $45 per day. Stroke technique, starts, turns, racing, water games & dry land activities. Pizza party Fridays! Coach Jon Olsen call 305-393-5855 for details.

Session 1: June 24-28, session 2: July 8-12, session 3: July 22-26. Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Founders Park. Ages 6-14. $150 per session or $100 per session if enrolled in half day Recreation Camp. Introductory synchronized swimming techniques and challenging water games. Pre-registration and swimming assessment required: Contact Isla Crawford 856-473-4752 for scheduling and more info.

June 3-7 for kids ages 8-12 (session 1); June 10-14 for teens age 13 to 18 (session 2); June 17-21 for all ages, 8-18 (session 3). This five-day camp from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. includes healthy lunches and snacks for $295. Children will paddle in a different area and park each day. Campers learn about Keys history and local flora and fauna as they become junior master naturalists. Call 305-451-3018 or stop by the Florida Bay Outfitters shop at MM 104, bayside.

Swimming is just one of the many activities offered at the Jacobs Aquatic Center summer camp, which runs from June 3 to August 2. Contributed

June 3 through August 2 (ages 5+). Camp hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Camp activities include supervised swimming, organized games and activities, daily movies and arts and crafts. Campers should bring towels, a swimsuit, sunscreen, gym shoes, flip-flops, a hat, and a bagged lunch Monday through Friday. Water is available to campers at all times. An afternoon snack will be provided. $115/week or $40/day. or 305-453-7946.

June 24-28 for children ages 8-13 (This camp session is now full, please email [email protected] to join the waitlist); July 15-19 (ages 8-13); July 29-Aug. 2 (ages 8-13). Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. REEF Ocean Explorers Camp will immerse children into an ocean of learning and fun. Explorers will be exposed to the underwater world, all of its amazing creatures, and a week filled with creative activities and adventures. Four days of each session are hosted at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and one day is hosted at Island Dolphin Care. Camp tuition is $400 a week. or 305-852-0030.

Dolphins Plus campers learn about all sorts of subjects, from the local ecosystem ecology. Contributed

July 8-12; July 22-26; and July 29-August 2; for ages 6-10; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Campers learn about all sorts of subjects, from the local ecosystem ecology to dolphin communication and behavior. Best of all, dolphin camp makes learning fun through hands-on science activities, marine mammal lessons and shows, behind the scenes tours and coastal exploration. Bring a towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bathing suit, water shoes and mosquito repellent. $300 per student/week., 866-860-7946 or email [email protected].

June 10-21; June 24-July 5; July 8-July 19; July 22-August 2. Ages 5-16 looking for a fun and nature-filled outdoor summer experience. For kids ages 5-7, the “Largo Conchs” program gets kids comfortable on the water and hooked on sailing. Kids will learn about boating safety, basic seamanship, proper sailing terminology, basic rigging and tying knots while exploring Buttonwood Sound. $300 a session.

For kids 8-13, “Learn to Sail” campers will sail on a variety of sailboat dinghies among other boats. In addition to fun on the water, the focus of the two-week program is on learning the fundamentals of sailing, boating safety, rigging and how to skipper boats upwind and downwind and all around the bay. $450 per child per two-week session for local Florida Keys and Homestead children.

For kids 12-16, “Introduction to C420 Sailing” is the perfect sport to pick up as a teenager. Hop aboard a two-person boat with a friend and fellow camper. No sailing experience, no problem! The two-week course will teach sailors boat-handling skills by controlling the trim of the main sail, job, and spinnaker sails together. Class size limited to eight sailors per session. Session 1 is June 17-29 and session 2 is July 8-19. $575 per child per two-week session.

All campers must bring their own reusable water bottle. More info,, [email protected] or call 305-747-2600.

Skateboarders at the oTHErside Adventure Camp. Contributed


June 10 (session 1); June 24 (session 2); July 8 (session 3); July 22 (session 4). Ages 8-12. Five days of adventure. Day 1, kiteboarding and sailing. A quick lesson in wind theory, sailing basics and boating etiquette before teams of three to four. Day 2, Wakeboarding. Our cable park on Grassy Key is the easiest way to learn to wakeboard. Day 3, indoor rock climbing. Climb to new heights in the 14,000-square-foot indoor rock-climbing gym. Day 4, personal craft. Children will work together to navigate a treasure map. Camp runs from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring reusable water bottle, packed lunch, life jacket, sunscreen, long sleeve rash guard, and hat. $389 per session. More info at

June 3-7; June 10-14; June 17-21; July 8-12; July 15-19 from 9 a.m. to noon at Our Place in Paradise Gallery and Studio. Ages 7-10. Space limited to 10 students. Supplies are included. This program will help develop children’s motor skills, concentration, self esteem and creativity. Instructed by Vernoica Gutierrez, kids will enjoy drawing, painting and mixed media. $180/week per student. For more information, contact Our Place in Paradise at 305-916-5828. “Summer is right around the corner and here is a great summer camp for your little artist to participate, learn, and have fun!” Gutierrez said. “With more than 10 years of experience offering art summer camp in the Upper Keys, I always enjoy to motivate the creativity of the kids and witness their artistic progress.”


The sailing camp has instruction for all levels of experience and culminates in a regatta in late July. CONTRIBUTED

Six sailing sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced sailors in Marathon. June 10-21, July 15- 26, and July 29-August 9 for beginners and early intermediate sailors. Each session will be split into two groups by age, mornings ages 6-8 (9 -11:30 a.m.) and afternoons ages 9-18 (2-5 p.m.). On Fridays, all students in the session are invited for the full days to explore new opportunities (snorkeling, sailing and science); June 25-29 for intermediate sailors, ages 8-17 in two groups at 9 a.m. to noon or 2 to 5 p.m. Fridays devoted to racing, and learning rules, weather, etc.; July 8-12 and July 15-19 advanced sailing for ages 8-17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A regatta is scheduled for July 20. The two-week beginner sessions are $100 per week; and the intermediate and advanced one-week sessions are $100 per week. Multi-week discounts, sibling discounts and financial scholarships available. For more details or to register, email [email protected].

One-week sessions starting June 3 • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Ages 5-13 • $80/week, sibling discounts available • Tuesday/Thursday field trip only days $25 per camper • Camp headquarters will be the Marathon Community Park’s main pavilion and activities include fun and games, plus out-of-town field trips • Campers need two snacks, lunch, water bottle and sunscreen and must wear closed-toe shoes • Call 305-743-6598 or email [email protected]. Applications available at city website.

Weeklong art camps • Art camp is 9 a.m. to noon • July 8-12 for ages 5-7, July 15-19 for ages 8 & up. Campers will explore glass fusing, clay building, papier maché, tie dye, painting, jewelry making & more • Daily snack is provided • Art Camp $185 per week. Call 305-289-9013

There’s plenty of time for play — like jumping off the dock — in between serious science learning at the Pigeon Key summer camp. CONTRIBUTED

Marine Science Summer Camp; July 8 through 12 (day camp), July 15 through 19 (day and overnight camp), July 22 through 26 (overnight camp), and July 29 through August 2 (day camp) • Day Camp runs Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., costs $350, and is open to anyone between the ages of 8-16 years old • Overnight camp runs 9 a.m. Monday to 5 p.m. Friday, costs $950, and is open to campers 10-16 years old • Campers will learn reef fish identification, invertebrate collection, snorkel at Sombrero Reef, compete in underwater obstacle course, dissections, fishing, and enjoy their own private island • Junior counselor positions are available for individuals age 17 and older • More information and registration forms at email [email protected].

Diver Certification Summer Camp • All summer for three consecutive days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • NAUI Junior Open Water Certification for ages 10-14 • NAUI Open Water Certification for ages 15-18 • $700 • Includes water skills, lunches, reef fish identification, shark encounter, open water tank dives, and stingray encounters. • Requires 2 participants per camp session, maximum 6 • Call 305-407-3262, ext. 2 or email [email protected] for information and availablility.

June 3 through July 19 • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Ages 7-13 • $65/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.

Dolphin Camps are seven-day overnight programs that introduce children to world of dolphins. The week includes a blend of hands-on activities, observation time, classroom discussions, and games. In addition to experiencing the DRC dolphin family, campers learn about dolphin biology, training, conservation, coral reefs and more. Campers stay in DRC’s dormitory, supervised by the DRC Dolphin Camp chaperone. Class sizes average 12 to 14 students to ensure individualized instruction. There are still spots available for the June 8-14 class for ages 10-12 and the June 29-July 5 for ages 13-14. Dates, costs, and more details are available at or email [email protected].

There are still spots open for the Dolphin Day Camp, as well, that runs July 22-July 26 for ages 7-10 • Cost $200 for Monroe County residents. Campers met the DRC dolphin family and have hands-on experiences as well as learning about being a trainer.

Ria Rodriguez played the dragon in last year’s production of “Shrek Jr., the musical.” CONTRIBUTED

Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 3-July 13 • Final performances on July 12-13 at 7 p.m. • Ages 6-18 • $30 •  Participants will learn all aspects of community theatre including acting, directing, producing, lighting, sound, props, costumes, stage management, set construction and choreography • For info email: [email protected] • 305-743-0994.•

Free • June 3 -7 from 9 a.m. to noon for vacation bible school • July 8-19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. just for fun camp • July 22-26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for music and drama camp • Ages 5 and up • Register by calling 305-743-6412 or find the forms at

July 8-12 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for “Minis,” ages 3 to 5 • July 15-19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for “Juniors,” ages 6-9 • July 22-26 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for “Seniors,” ages 10 and up. • Camp activities include dancing, tumbling, crafts and games; participants should bring a snack every day, and seniors campers should also bring lunch • Price is $125 for current students and $150 for new students. • To reserve a spot, email [email protected] or call 305-735-6956.

Body Language is accepting 25 campers for the summer-long program that includes dance and fun activities. CONTRIBUTED

June 3-August 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., ages 5 and up • Camp activities include gym and dance lessons, crafts, and weekly field trip • $85 week/$30 day • Space limited to 25 campers • Call 305-942-3107 or email [email protected].



At a previous year’s ArtCamp! Wreckers Camp, student Sage Lever-Russell (far left), uses a boathook to retrieve a ‘sunken’ ship recovered with a salvage rig operated by fellow students (second from left to right) Anthony Korzen, Jackson Santelli and Nya Lever-Russell, with the assistance of ArtCamp! instructor Kevin Lisinski. CAROL TEDESCO/Contributed

One-week camps through Key West Art and Historical Society.

All camps ages 6-12, running June 3-Aug 9. Different themed camps; each week will have auxiliary activities and excursions pertaining to the specific sessions, including field trips to local museums, nearby beaches and gardens. $200 members/week, $225 non-members/week includes lunch.

  • Archeology Camp: The Curse of the Mummy, June 3-7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students will learn about ancient cultures as they are sent out as agents of history to find the missing components from our museum displays. Each assignment will be run in an “Indiana Jones” style with tricks, traps, riddles and unexpected adversaries.

  • Claymation Camp,June 10-14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
From left, Vance Bursa and Kai Woods hold clay figures representing the year 2017 — a swan, a life-ring, a snake and a hibiscus — while Jordan Starling shows a fanciful purple seahorse during a previous year’s Key West Art & Historical Society ArtCamp! “Claymation” workshop. CAROL TEDESCO/Contributed

In this camp, the participants will learn the art of clay molding, wire figures, set design, and how to compose 24 frames per minute using stop-motion photography to create an animated movie.

  • Fossil Camp, June 17-21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Children will learn about geological epochs and the associated dinosaur species that dominated at the time. Each day will feature a different period (Triassic, Jurassic, etc.) and include crafts and activities highlighting the day’s lesson.
  • Cinema Camp, June 24-28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Join Ms. Crystal for a week of engaging activities designed to channel the genius behind the camera. Children will develop a script, cast roles, design costumes and direct a movie.
  • Art & Design Camp, July 1-5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Students will create art using various media and take a field trip to explore the Custom House art exhibitions. Students will also tour the lighthouse in preparation to design a way to drop a Key lime pie safely from the top.
  • Pirate Camp, July 8-12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    The children will make pirate pouches to collect treasure on a nature walk, make personalized pirate flags, learn authentic pirate knots and lashings, participate in a treasure hunt with puzzles and riddles and compete in a day-long water battle for “the booty.”
  • Sci-Fi Camp, July 15-19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Campers will use black light painting techniques to learn about the solar system. They will design UFOs and apply their knowledge of the planets and constellations to determine how best to travel through space and time.
  • Wrecker’s Camp, July 22-26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Children will learn about the apparatus used in wreck and salvage operations. Peering through traditional sight glasses, they will locate the submerged bounty and then build tripods, swing arms, and sling carts to retrieve the materials.
  • Mario Sanchez Camp, July 29-Aug. 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    This camp is for students interested in making art in the storytelling style of Mario Sanchez. Students will be inspired after a field trip to the Custom House to view his artwork. Students will learn about the elaborate brown paper bag sketches that Mario Sanchez drew before beginning his intaglios and have the opportunity to depict their Key West memories on brown paper bags.
  • Adventure Camp, Aug. 5-9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Students will play the part of the hero as well as the antagonist in a fantasy-themed week of action. The students will work together to solve a variety of different puzzles while designing their own modules along the way.

Key West and Big Pine Key

One-week camps from June 3 through Aug. 14, (closed on July 4) 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, ages 5 and older. Activities include sports, swimming, movies, pool, beaches, bowling, dance, theater, art and music. $95/week (siblings are half price), children 13 and over are free. Fee includes breakfast, snack, lunch and field trips, including a Marlins game in Miami. For registration, go to 1416 Reynolds Street, call 305-296-2258 or register online at

The campers at last year’s Camp Bravo perform “Seussical, Jr.” LARRY BLACKBURN/Contributed

June 10-29, week days from 12 to 5 p.m. Ages 6 & up. Keys Community School of the Arts presents its 12th season of Camp Bravo Summer Musical Theatre Camp for kids at the Historic Waterfront Playhouse! Time to sing, dance and perfect your drama skills this summer. This year, campers will present two performances of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” on Saturday, June 29. Create sets, wonderful friendships and lasting memories under the direction of Robin Kaplan, Lauren Thompson, Penny Leto and Michael Boyer. Limited spots available. $975.00. Camp Bravo offers partial scholarships to families with limited resources. Go to to register or call 305-296-9982/email [email protected] for more info.

An inspiring summer camp experience for the budding dancer with weekly themed morning camps at The Annex Studio, taught by instructors Kara Querio and Marissa Ajamian. Themes include: Princess Dance Camp for campers 3-5 years old, June 10-14 from 9 a.m.-11a.m.; Disney Dance Camp for campers 6-8 years old, June 17-21 from 9 a.m.-noon; Fairy Dance Camp for 3-5 years old, July 8-12 from 9 -11 a.m., and Rock Star Dance Camp, for campers 6-8 years old, July 15-19 from 9 a.m.- noon. Each week of camp will consist of ballet, jazz, hip-hop, acro, creative movement, crafts, and snack, and a performance of the week’s learned choreography for parents, family and friends.

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Costs and dates for each camp vary. For more info, or 305-296-9081.

  • School’s Out! $175. Ages 7-11, June 3-7, June 10 – 14, June 24-28, July 1-5, July 15-19, July 29-Aug 2, Aug 5-9. Get ready for a week of non-stop action and fun at FKCC! Campers will participate in a variety of activities including swimming, snorkeling, field day games, and arts and crafts! Local field trips round out this adventure.
  • Future Heroes. $175. Ages 7-11, June 3-7 and July 15-19. Explore a variety of public safety careers like EMT, firefighter, nurse, and police officer. Campers will participate in a simulated investigation, learn CPR and take tours and organizations that serve and protect us.
  • Art Camp: Teen Studio. $175. Ages 12-17. June 10-14. Put your artistic abilities to the test and perfect your drawing and painting skills. Campers will learn about scale, perspective, and more by using a variety of media.
  • Junior Tropical Fish Hobbyist. Campers will learn about raising marine ornamental fish. They will investigate live feeds, water quality, and basic tank maintenance. Campers will get to build and take home their own aquarium. $225, Ages 7-11, June 10-14; and ages 12-17, June 17-21.
  • Cooking and Creating. $225, Ages 7-11, June 17-21, July 8-12, July 22-26; and ages 12-17, June 3-7. Discover your creative and culinary sides while making “green” crafts and simple, yummy recipes. Campers will also learn about dining etiquette, hospitality and healthy nutrition. A tour on the trolley rounds out this hands-on experience.
  • Eco Adventures. $199, Ages 7-11, June 17-21, July 8-12, and July 22-26; and ages 12-17, June 3-7. Campers will learn about conservation, sustainability and restoration through hands-on interactions with the environment. Campers will try scuba diving, go snorkeling and kayaking and learn how to catch and identify common fish of the Florida Keys.
  • Young Writers Institute. $175. Ages 12-17, June 24-28. Put your mind and imagination to work. Campers will learn the craft of writing fiction, poetry, drama and short stories.
  • Code Breakers. $225. Ages 7-11, June 24-28; Ages 12-17, July 8-12. Discover the basics of computer programming, coding, and design using a Raspberry Pi2. Campers will build and take home their own tiny computer capable of internet surfing, playing games and more.
  • Boating Safety. $200. Ages 12-17. July 1-5. Campers will learn the basics of boating safety in addition to basic engine maintenance in this camp. Geared toward teens, this camp will cover knot tying, safety equipment, navigation, and charting in the classroom and during excursions.
  • Scuba Adventures. $450. Ages 12-17, July 2-6. Safely study the techniques of scuba diving under the guidance of professional dive instructors. Campers may earn PADI scuba certification.
  • Art Camp: Stories of the Reef. $175. Ages 7-11. July 15-19. Discover your artistic capabilities while creating paintings, stories, and sculptures! Campers will also learn about the local coral reef and the sea creatures that call it home.
  • Junior Lifeguard. $199. Ages 12-17, July 15-19. Learn water safety and gain practical swimming, water rescue, and lifesaving skills. Future lifeguards will learn first aid, how to use an AED, and prepare for American Red Cross CPR certification. This program does not lead to a lifeguard certification.
  • Advanced Scuba Adventures. $450. Ages 12-17, July 29-Aug. 2. Safely study the techniques of advanced scuba diving under the guidance of professional dive instructors. Campers may earn PADI Junior Adventure Diver certification.
  • More than Money. $175. Ages 7-11, Aug. 5-9. Campers will use their imagination to explore possible business ventures and identify personal skills and interests to help them become the business leaders of tomorrow.


  • Hip Hop/Jazz Combo Class. June 12-July 31, Ages 10+, 1.5-hour classes. $120 for an 8-week session. [email protected] or 305-509-3115.
  • Dancapalooza Camp. June 17-21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 5-13. Relive the End of Year Showcase while exploring various styles of dance & musical theater. There will also be a fun craft each day. The week will end with a grand finale performance. No dance experience needed. $175 for a 2 p.m. pickup, $225 for a 4 p.m. pickup.
  • My Dance Debut Camp. June 25-27, July 16-18, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.. Explore the basics of hip hop, tumbling and musical theater for 2.5 to 4 years. $40 a session.
  • Broadway Bound Camp. July 22-26 from 9 a.m. for 4 p.m. for ages 5-13. Dancing, singing and acting are what it takes to be a Broadway bound performer. Campers will participate in daily musical theater classes and work on songs and scenes from Broadway musicals such as “Aladdin,” “Matilda” and more. A special Encore Performance will be featured at the end of camp for friends and family. $175 for a 2 p.m. pickup, $225 for a 4 p.m. pickup.

An intensive one-week camp, June 24-28, for currently enrolled high school students of all writing levels. Students will spend five full days exploring Key West and learning about great American authors who have lived and worked here, including Ernest Hemingway, Elizabeth Bishop, Wallace Stevens and James Merrill. The program emphasizes journaling, close observation and site-specific writing exercises, together with constructive feedback and group critique. To apply, visit

KWCSC instructor Heidi Ruse takes Key West Youth Sailing Team to Upper Keys Sailing Club (Key Largo) to participate in the Regatta. Participation in the Key West Youth Sailing Team is open to all youth ages 8 to 17 from the Lower Keys. RUSS VICKERS/Contributed

Ten one-week camps June 3 through Aug. 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for ages 5-17. 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. $250/week. Register at or call Heidi Ruse, KWCSC Instructors. 804-832-4731 for more information.

Ten one-week camps June 3-Aug. 14 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ages 5-14, ranging from $215 to $330 per week. Weekly themes with obstacle courses, games, arts and crafts and more. Themes vary from ninja camp, “Frozen” dance camp, “Moana” camp, princess camp, rock and roll summer camp, and more. Prices vary. Half-day camps also available for morning and afternoon sessions. For more information, visit or call 305-896-2458.

Two groups, June 3-7 Group 1 ages 6-10, 8:30 -9:30 a.m.; Group 2 ages 11-15, 10 to 11 a.m. Kids learn golf swings and putting on a real course, and clubs are included if needed. $70/single/$120 family of 2/$155 family of 3, includes membership after completing the course. Sign up at Key West Golf Club Pro Shop or call 305-294-5232.

Nine one-week camps, June 3 through Aug. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, ages 6-12. Activities include science and art projects in addition to field trips around Key West. Campers also experience four days of snorkeling: one day practicing their snorkeling skills at the beach, one day in the seagrass beds and sponge gardens, and two days snorkeling at the reef. $225 per week or $200 per week for multiple weeks or registering with siblings; limited scholarships available. Call Reef Relief at 305-294-3100 or email [email protected]. See feature on Reef Relief Big Kid’s Camp.

Seacamp is offering Day Camp Monday through Friday for ages 10-13, 18 Day sessions in June and July for ages 12-17 and one-week sessions in August for ages 10-17. Campers work in teams, learning the ecological principles that are pertinent to both the study of marine science and to the future of our natural resources. Activities include field and laboratory work, SCUBA, snorkeling, windsurfing and kayaking. Request an application at or call us at 305-872-2331.

Eight one-week camps, June 6 through Aug. 2, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, ages PK3-grade 6. Activities include weekly themes, field trips, activities. $30/per day includes lunch, shirts, field trips. They will also hold WITTS baseball training academy and other athletic camps; dates will be posted on website:

No time to take a cross-country road trip? Six one-week creative sessions include June 17-21 (Creative Kids with Sandy West), June 24-28 (TBA), July 8-12 (Mixed Media Experimentation with Tara Popick), July 15-19 (Art School with Katie Holtkamp), July 22-26 (Nature Explorers with Dee Dee Green), July 30-Aug 2 (Pirate Adventures with Mathias Maloff). Mon-Fri 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., ages 8-13. Enthusiastic teachers and fun experiences make for a fantastic hands-on week of learning. $265/week, $240/week for mbrs. (discounts for multiple weeks & siblings). Contact

This program is a four-week musical theater workshop that runs July 8 through August 3 and culminates in 3 performances, Aug. 2-3 of “Shrek the Musical Jr.” Week one of the program (July 8-12) is from 4 to 7 p.m. and the remaining weeks (July 15-August 3) are from 2 to 5 p.m. Workshop cost is $200 per week or $750 for all 4 weeks. Taught by managing artistic director Tom Thayer and choreographer Penny Leto. Call the Waterfront Playhouse at 305-294-5015 to register or for more information. Spots are limited.

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