Summer is right around the corner and it’s not too early to look for camping options for the kids. Don’t choose randomly - think about your children’s interests. Do they want a variety of activities? Are they interested primarily in art or outdoor activities? Choose one based on your child’s current interest or an area they’d like to explore.
Check with the facility to find out available hours, whether lunch or snacks are provided and if camp is offered for one week or as a multi-weeks. We searched the area to find a variety of fun summer camps. Here are Patch's five picks for kids' summer camps.
– geared toward kids six to 12-years-old. Campers will enjoy free martial arts, field trips, arts and crafts, games, swimming and more. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Camp starts June 13 to August 19, 2011. Parents need to provide lunch and two snacks. Camp fee is $119.00 if you register before March 31,2011. Price is based on a minimum of six weeks of camp. Authentic Martial Arts is located at 780 N. Missouri Avenue, Largo, FL. 33770. For more information, call 727-585-8988.
– offers a variety of options for preschool and kindergarten kids, as well as camps for first-through-eighth grades. Campers can enjoy some of their themed camps, which focus on computer, art, equestrian, cooking, drama, science and sports. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with before and after care available. Country Day School is located at 11499 131st Street North, Largo, Florida 33774. For more information, call 727-596-1902.
Fashion Summer Camp – girls will have fun at fashion camp, learning modeling, makeup, hair care, etiquette and other fun activities. Only half day, afternoon camps are available. Programs will be geared toward kids, ages five to 10 and ages 11 through 15 years old. Hazely Academy of Refinement & Modeling is located at 6399 142nd Avenue North, Suite 103, Clearwater, FL. 33760. For more information on dates and fees, call 727-519-8727.
– geared toward three to five-year-olds, as first time campers. The camp will help kids with school readiness by developing social and creative skills. My First Camp is one of the 60 full and part time summer camps hosted by the. Resident and nonresident registration begins March 5 and March 19, respectively. Some camps have mandatory parent orientation meetings. Camp dates run from June 13 through August 19, 2011. Southwest Recreation Center is located at 13120 Vonn Road, Largo, FL. 33774. For more information, call 727-518-3125.
– campers will have fun with daily field trips, unlimited laser tag, baseball sports instruction, daily batting practice, arts and crafts, outdoor play and an afternoon snack. Limited to 30 kids. Registration fee $40.00 and $119.00 camp fee per week, which includes field trips. Xtreme Fun Center is located at 13211 93rd Street North, Largo, FL. 33773. For more information, call 727-584-9876.