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COMPLIMENTARY

Summer Camp Directory

Is Overnight Camp Right for Your Kids? Kids Eat Free MOMentum Mom Natalie Ashby Visit Tampa

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URGENT CARE When kids need immediate care for minor emergencies, we are here for you in Collier County.

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Minor cuts, scrapes and burns Fractures Flu Infections Colds and fever Upset stomach Sunburn

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Pediatric specialists Pediatric pharmacy Pediatric lab Pediatric rehabilitation

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SUNDAY, APRIL 8

FROM 11AM TO 2PM

Your one-stop shop to 20+ summer camps and programs! Banish boredom and enrich your child’s summer. Art | Dance | Martial Arts | Lego | Aquatic | Nature | Music | Theatre | & MORE Come check out the free Kid Zone with bounce house, lawn games, face painting, balloon artistry, & giveaways LOCATION The lawn across from Silverspot Cinema

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April 2018 TABLE OF CONTENTS

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FROM THE PUBLISHER

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REEL LIFE WITH JANE

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COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT UPDATE

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CITY CONNECTION

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THE OUTNUMBERED MOTHER

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FAMILY LAW

on the cover…

17 What to Donate? Find out what local thrift stores really want you to drop off. by Rebecca Barton 18 Kids Eat Free. Find free and discounted meals for your children in SWFL. 19 A School’s Garden. Shadowlawn Elementary students are discovering knowledge, fun, and food in their school garden. 20 Destination: Tampa. Close enough for a day trip, Tampa has everything you need for a fun family day out. by Karen T. Bartlett 22 MOMentum Moms. Corporal Natalie Ashby models kindness, strength and bravery to both her daughter and the community she serves and protects.

The Giraldo sisters: Ashley (right) is 12 years old and is in 6th grade. She attends Pine Ridge Middle School and loves playing volleyball. Allison is 10 years old (left) and is in 5th grade. She attends Pelican Marsh Elementary School and also loves to play volleyball. Victoria is 5 years old and is in kindergarten at Pelican Marsh Elementary School. She loves to play soccer. Thank you to the Naples Botanical Garden for hosting April’s cover shoot! Cover photo by Peggy Farren of Avant Garde Photography • 239-263-7001

24 Overnight Camp? Read about local families’ experiences with sleepaway camps, and decide if it’s right for your child. And learn why even a camp director’s kid needs camp. by Anna Snyder 38 Summer Camp Directory. There is something for everyone in our 2018 guide to summer camps. Find a camp that your kids will love.

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IS YOUR CHILD MISSING OUT ON LIFE?

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Withdrawn… isolated… resistant to social settings. If this sounds like your child, rest assured there is hope. The expert staff at David Lawrence Center offers leading-edge strategies to improve kids’ mental wellness and help them develop the coping skills they need to plug in and live a fulfilling life.

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The Only 24 Hour Pediatric Emergency Department in Collier County Always Open, Close To Home

Robert, Mariann & Megan MacDonald

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North Naples Hospital

•Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year •Safe and secure with designated entrance •Child-sized advanced medical technology •Waiting room serves only pediatric emergencies •Streamlined process for moving children through triage quickly and efficiently

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from the publisher… the parenting magazine devoted to collier county

P.O. Box 110656 Naples, FL 34108 info@neafamily.com

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Co-Publisher Leigh Ann Newman lanewman@neafamily.com 239-272-0529

Feature Writer Anna Snyder Cover Photographer Peggy Farren www.naplesportraits.com Field Photographer Lisette Morales lisettemoralesart@gmail.com Copy Editor Rebecca Barton Editorial submissions are welcome. We reserve the right to edit, reject, or comment editorially on all material contributed. We cannot be responsible for return of any unsolicited materials. Articles and advertisements in Neapolitan Family do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the publisher nor does the publisher assume responsibility for statements made by our advertisers or editorial contributors. Acceptance of advertising by Neapolitan Family does not constitute an endorsement of the products, services, or information. We do not knowingly present any product or service which is fraudulent or misleading in nature. Neapolitan Family is available free of charge at more than 200 distribution points throughout Collier County as well as digitally at neafamily.com. Neapolitan Family is ©2018 by Neapolitan Family Publishing LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission is strictly prohibited. NEAPOLITANfamily • April 2018

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THIS MONTH: Summer Camp

Co-Publisher Stacy Nicolau snicolau@neafamily.com 239-370-5333 Travel Editor Karen T. Bartlett mostlykidsguides@gmail.com 239-595-9026

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I start planning for the summer right after Christmas. That may sound ridiculous to some of you, but others may wonder why I start so late. I look forward to the end of school as much as my daughter does. I’m very much aware that my daughter’s summers at home are numbered, so I want to make the most of our time. For our family, summer has always meant camp. Fortunately for us here in Naples, we have a wealth of options from which to choose: camps that focus on the arts, sports, nature, academics, and more. We have gathered together a directory of the best summer camps in Southwest Florida, starting on page 38, to aid you in your decision-making process. If you would like to talk to area camp directors in person, join us at Mercato’s Summer Camp Fair on April 8, starting at 11 a.m. And if you are wondering whether this is the year for your child to try an overnight camp, check out Anna Snyder’s article on page 24. It’s time for me to brag a little (and you may have been wondering about those medals at the top of the page). Neapolitan Family Magazine has been recognized by the Parenting Media Association with Gold, Silver, and Bronze Editorial & Design Awards for 2018. Our Family Law column on page 16, authored by Reuben Doupé and Dale Klaus, captured gold, while field photographer Lisette Morales’ pictures in the October 2017 issue that captured life in SWFL after Hurricane Irma took home the silver, and our monthly calendar won the bronze award. My co-publisher Stacy Nicolau and I want to thank you, our readers and advertisers, for your support of Neapolitan Family. Happy Easter, Happy Passover, and Happy Earth Day!

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REEL LIFE WITH JANE

By Jane Louise Boursaw

Family Movie Previews for April

Movies for kids and teens in April feature adorable pandas, curious dolphins, determined volleyball players, avenging superheroes, and more. Let’s take a closer look.

DUCK DUCK GOOSE Rated PG for rude humor and mild action/peril In Theaters 4/20 Ok for kids 6+ Reel Preview: 3.5 of 5 Reels This animated family movie centers on a high-flying bachelor goose named Peng (voiced by Jim Gaffigan) who is injured in flight and finds himself saddled with two adorably hilarious and demanding ducklings (voiced by Zendaya and Lance Lim). On their long journey south, the scrappy threesome just might turn into a family. Directed by Christopher Jenkins, this movie also features the voice talent of Carl Reiner, Stephen Fry, Jennifer Grey, and Molly Shannon. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Not yet rated; likely PG-13 In theaters 4/27 • Ok for kids 13+ Reel Preview: 4.5 of 5 Reels This third installment of the Avengers franchise follows the Superhero allies after 8

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they’ve triumphed over Loki. Now they must decide whether to sacrifice everything as they attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, this movie stars Robert Downey, Jr., as Iron Man, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. PANDAS Rated G • In theaters 4/6 Ok for kids 6+ Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels This documentary from Warner Bros. takes place at Chengdu Panda Base in China, where scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult giant pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild. The film follows one such researcher whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire. What starts as a cross-culture collaboration

becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity. Directed by David Douglas and Drew Fellman, this film is narrated by Kristen Bell. SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO Rated PG for war action and some thematic elements In theaters 4/13 Ok for kids 7+ Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels This animated family movie chronicles the true story of a stray bull terrier mutt and the lasting bond he forged with the doughboys of the 26th “Yankee” Division at the onset of America’s entry into World War I. For his valorous actions, Stubby was the first dog promoted to the rank of sergeant in U.S. Army history. Featuring the voice talent of Gerard Depardieu and Helena Bonham Carter, this movie has been selected as an official project of the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission. NEAPOLITANfamily • April 2018


THE MIRACLE SEASON

ANIMAL CRACKERS

Rated PG for thematic elements In theaters 4/6 • Ok for kids 8+ Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels

Not yet rated; likely PG In theaters 4/27 • Ok for kids 7+ Reel Preview: 3.5 of 5 Reels.

Based on the inspiring true story of West High School’s volleyball team, this movie is directed by Sean McNamara and stars Helen Hunt, William Hurt, Danika Yarosh, and Erin Moriarty. After the tragic death of the school’s star player, the remaining team members must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship.

This animated family movie centers on a workaholic dad who finds himself stuck in a nowhere job and inheriting a rundown circus from a distant relative he hardly knew. On the brink of losing his job, his house, and his sanity, he uncovers a magical box of animal crackers that gives him the uncanny ability to become any animal from the box. Directed by Tony Bancroft and Scott Christian Sava, this movie features the voice talent of Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Danny DeVito, and Sylvester Stallone.

DOLPHINS Rated G In theaters 4/20 Ok for kids 6+ Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels This 12th film in DisneyNature’s documentary series centers on a dolphin named Echo, a youngster who can’t quite decide if it’s time to grow up and take on new responsibilities, or give in to his silly side and just have fun. Dolphin society is tricky, and the coral reef that Echo and his family call

home depends on all of its inhabitants to keep it healthy. But Echo has a tough time resisting the many adventures the ocean has to offer. Narrated by Owen Wilson, this movie is directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey.

JANE’S REEL RATING SYSTEM 1 Reel–Even the Force can’t save it. 2 Reels–Coulda been a contender. 3 Reels–Something to talk about. 4 Reels–You want the truth? Great flick! 5 Reels–Wow! The stuff dreams are made of. JANE LOUISE BOURSAW is the editor of ReelLifeWithJane.com and OldMission.net.

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This summer we will offer weekly thematic five day dance camps for children Ages 3-8. Our structured, fun-filled camps will include multiple styles of dance, arts & crafts and other fun dance activities that will keep your dancer focused and leave them with happy memories and a wonderful summer experience. Crafts and a camp T-shirt are included. Each week will conclude with an In-Studio demonstration, so plan to bring your cameras!

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juniors and seniors in Guadalupe Center’s Tutor Corps program enjoyed a picnic on the beach with their mentors. The Buddy Day program pairs students from Pinecrest, Lake Trafford, Highlands, and Village Oaks elementary schools with adult volunteers. Together, they rotated through fun, educational tudents of all ages from the Guadalupe Center recently visited stations including beach exploration, a birding program, games, Hideaway Beach. More than 100 second-graders from four Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. and crafts. Immokalee elementary schools learned about Southwest School Readiness & VPK 2335 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 504, Naples, FL 34103 Scholarships Available! Nearly 200 volunteers, along Vouchers with generous business partners, Florida’s coastal wildlife and habitat at Guadalupe Center’s 26th Accepted! 239.643.3908 www.CollierChildCare.org helped make Buddy Day a success. annual Buddy Day. Two weeks later, Immokalee High School

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“Buddy Day is a fantastic opportunity to reward students in our after-school program for working so hard to improve their reading, math and English skills,” said Dawn Montecalvo, president of Guadalupe Center. “Creating hands-on learning experiences like these and developing stronger academic backgrounds for the children of Immokalee will ultimately help us accomplish our mission of breaking the cycle of poverty through education.” The Mentor/Mentee Beach Picnic for Immokalee High School juniors and seniors in the Tutor Corps program at Hideaway Beach Club included kayaking to Tigertail Beach, volleyball games, a cookout, and informal conversation. Tutor Corps is a college preparatory program that matches teenagers with mentors who offer advice about college, careers, and life in general. This year, 45 Tutor Corps students and 67 mentors participated in the picnic. “Tutor Corps mentors develop a strong bond with their mentees, and it’s important for students to build relationships with their mentors outside of formal settings,” said Montecalvo. “The support and encouragement that our mentors provide is outstanding. While a lifelong commitment isn’t necessary to become a Tutor Corps mentor, we know many of their relationships will last well into college and beyond.” For more information, visit www.guadalupecenter.org.

Free Classes Offered on Parenting Exceptional Children

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olisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is offering free parenting classes starting in April to help teach parents how to focus on their strengths, use effective discipline strategies, and set appropriate expectations for their children. The Lee Health Healthy Life Centers are hosting the eight-week workshops focused on parenting the exceptional child. Exceptional children have special needs, including developmental disabilities, special health care needs, or emotional disturbances. The workshops meet for eight Sundays starting April 8 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Healthy Life Center at the Wellness Center - Cape Coral, 609 S.E. 13th Court, Cape Coral. There also will be workshops held for eight Tuesdays beginning April 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Healthy Life Center - Coconut Point, 23190 Fashion Dr., Suite 105, Estero. The Partners in Parenting workshops feature lessons focused on positive discipline from the Nurturing Parenting Program, authored by Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D. The workshops help parents: • manage their child’s behavior without spanking or shouting; • learn effective communication skills; • establish nurturing routines for meal times, bath times, bedtimes, chores and homework; • understand the exceptional child’s effect on typical siblings; • gain a sense of personal power and feel good about themselves; and • enjoy their families and have fun together. Free child care is available during the workshops. To register, call 239-343-6468 or email Richard.Keelan@LeeHealth.org.

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will feature a pregame happy hour, in-game entertainment by the ZOOperstars characters, and postgame fireworks. Postgame fireworks shows will follow Friday night home games, as well as Opening Night (April 5) and July 4th. Among the many promotions offered this season are: five bobblehead nights, Sway’s Birthday Party (free ice cream for kids on April 29), Princesses and Pirates Day (May 6), a School’s Out Celebration (June 8), and Daddy-Daughter Date Night (June 18). Call 239-768-4210 or visit MiracleBaseball.com.

Holocaust Memorial Features Local Students and Holocaust Survivors Fireworks, Family-Friendly Events at Miracle Baseball Games

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ort Myers Miracle have released the team’s 2018 promotions calendar, which includes fireworks displays, giveaways, and family-friendly events. The season’s first promotion is already underway. Baseball fans can pick up vouchers at participating Wendy’s locations across SWFL for the first Friday game of the season on April 6, which

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om HaShoah is a day of remembrance of the six million Jewish men, women, and children that perished during the Holocaust. The Jewish Federation of Greater Naples, Temple Shalom, GenShoah, and The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida invite the community to a free special program and refreshments. Temple Shalom sixth graders have been working with local Holocaust survivors by interviewing them and hearing their testimony in order to preserve their history. As part of their experience, they will be creating a presentation for the community commemoration to share the stories of a few local survivors. The program will be held at Temple Shalom, 4630 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, on April 8 at 10:00 am. .

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COLLIER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

By Amanda Jackson, Communications & Community Engagement

IHS Receives $20k to Help Athletic Department Hit Hard by Irma

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he impact of Hurricane Irma is still being felt through Collier County. In the weeks following the hurricane, football games at Immokalee High School (IHS) were canceled due to the storm and damages. According to IHS Principal Clara Calderon, the football program funds 90% of the entire school’s athletic program. This was cause for concern for the remainder of the school year and beyond. That’s where the Dream Builders Foundation and United Healthcare came in. The organizations recently donated $20,000 to the IHS athletic program in a surprise presentation at the school. “With this help, we’re going to be able to fund a lot of our programs,” Calderon explained. She said the money is going to go toward more than 25 different areas of the program, including equipment, camps, uniforms, senior night events, awards, costs for officials and referees, and more. “Friday night, everyone is at Immokalee High School for the football games. This is a football community,” Calderon said. “This is a community that travels with the Immokalee Indians. When we played in Fort Lauderdale this year, everyone came with us across the

state. When there’s loss at football, there’s loss in other programs.” IHS was not able to play two of its biggest games of the year – Gulf Coast High School and Naples High School – due to the storm and the damage it inflicted. “I am very grateful that our community partners are looking out for Immokalee High School. We are so thankful,” Calderon said. New York Giants football player Dominique RodgersCromartie traveled to Immokalee for the presentation. “I knew the hurricane was going to be tough to overcome. Anytime I’m able to help, I do,” said Rodgers-Cromartie. “The spirit and energy here are so great. These kids have great spirit. I think they’re appreciative and they love their sports. They were cheering every time someone new came on stage.” Immokalee native and former NFL player Edgerrin James was in attendance as well. “Immokalee is built around athletics,” James explained. “Football is supporting a lot of what’s going on in other programs. Whenever everyone is here supporting athletics, other students achieve their dreams as well.”

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CITY CONNECTION PARKS DEPT.

By Laura Tichy-Smith

Active April in Naples April is a great time to enjoy our city parks at these programs and events offered by the City of Naples Community Services Department. Free Florida Gopher Tortoise Day Celebration

Parents’ Night Out Hosted by Miss Cricket

Bring your children to the Naples Preserve to learn about this amazing and threatened species. The Florida gopher tortoise is a “keystone” animal, so critical to the health of Florida upland scrub eco-systems that more than 360 other animal species rely upon it. Events include boardwalk tours to see and learn about the preserve’s gopher tortoises, exploring a human-sized replica of a gopher tortoise burrow, meeting Trouper the Blind Raccoon and the rabbits of the Southwest Florida House Rabbit Rescue Society, learning about The Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the Naples Zoo, and crafts and games. The HUGS (Happy Ukulele Group) will perform from 10-11 a.m., and the first 100 children will be treated to a free cup of Rita’s Italian ice. Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m.-noon. Call 239-261-4290. (1690 Tamiami Tr. N., corner of US 41 & Fleischmann Blvd.)

Want a Friday night out? Miss Cricket, the gymnastics and afterschool instructor at Fleischmann Park, has got you covered. Dinner, games, and a big screen movie equal a tired kid to pick up. Call for this month’s date; $22. Pre-registration is required. Call 239-213-3020. (1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples) Free Tuesday Morning Nature Talk Series Bring your children and learn together how nature can flourish in urban and suburban areas, with the proper care. The Naples Preserve continues its free nature talk series featuring guest speakers from natural areas around Southwest Florida. The presentations will inform and entertain both adults and children over the age of 7. All talks are at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. The schedule is: April 3 – Native Plants You Can Eat; April 10 – Creating a Bird-friendly Space. (1690 Tamiami Tr. N., corner of US 41 & Fleischmann Blvd.) Baby Fitness (18 months and up) Instill healthy habits for life in your toddler by attending the dropin Mommy and Me Open Gym on Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. $6 per child. Call 239-213-3020. (1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples) Free Concerts at the Cambier Park Bandshell Bring a blanket for the whole family and enjoy free concerts in Cambier Park. All concerts at 2 p.m. Naples Dixieland Jazz Band on April 1, Gulfcoast Big Band on April 8, Naples Concert Band on April 15, and Naples Dixieland Jazz Band on April 29. Call 239-213-3058. (755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples)

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ASK THE OUTNUMBERED MOTHER

By Amy Hunter

Advice on Social Media, Camp Q: My kids are driving me insane. Lately, they are always acting so bad, and I’m constantly having to yell and punish everybody. All of my friends on Facebook are spending quality time with their kids, and everyone is enjoying themselves. What am I doing wrong? Amy: Eek. The only thing you’re doing wrong is believing that the persona people show you on Facebook is real. Yeah, I said it. Social media is outstanding for certain things, but trusting the images and fantastic lighting as fact are not one of them. I have one good picture of all of my sons together. To get that photograph it took seven million takes, a professional photographer, multiple bags of fruit snacks, and bribery. And I only attempt that crap once every 12 months. Okay, the professional photographer is embellishing a bit, it was my cousin, and she had a camera. If your kids are misbehaving, do what you need to do to correct their bad behavior and stop feeling sorry about it. Being a cop is the crappiest part about being a mom, but it has to happen sometimes. You are the ultimate decision maker when it comes to your child’s behavior. And if social media is making you feel worse about those deci-

sions, you might want to take a step back and unplug for a week. Q: It’s only April, and already everyone is talking about summer camps and programs. My oldest wants to go to sleepaway camp, but I’m on the fence about her being away from home by herself, and the cost is exorbitant. Any suggestions? A: Okay, I know April feels early, but camps are attempting to staff and plan, so this is the “Wheeee, get your act together for summer” part of every year. My oldest went to sleepaway camp for the first time when he was eleven. And while insanely expensive, sleepaway camp was a game

changer for my kid. He was able to make friends with people from across the world and all walks of life. He found he enjoyed hiking, camping, and color war, (things he never thought he’d enjoy before). He’ll be going back this summer as well, and he’s super excited. My younger kids go to day camp in town and also look forward to it all year. We ask a lot of our children with regimented school calendars, music lessons, and sports, so summer is a great time to unwind and chillax with their friends and counselors in a less structured setting. Ask around – find a program that works for your schedule as well as your kids’ interests and sign them up for camp. Amy Hunter grew up in the suburbs of Long Island singing Barbara Streisand hits into her hairbrush. When she’s not writing her hilarity-fueled parenting memoir as The Outnumbered Mother, she’s a Naplesliving, butt-wiping, soccer-team carting, gourmet-chef attempting, tennis-skirt wearing, non-tennis playing, self-proclaimed bad mamma jamma to three sons and a very understanding husband. You can find Amy at theoutnumberedmother.com.

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FAMILY LAW

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By Reuben Doupé and Dale Klaus

Understanding the Court System

t is widely known that the vast majority of divorces settle. That means the spouses enter a settlement agreement and thus avoid having to go to court to have a trial and subject themselves to the ruling of a judge. Anecdotally, we would say that about 80% of divorces, if not slightly more, resolve by settlement agreement rather than heading off to trial. Trial can be very expensive, and very risky, as the spouses are allowing their personal financial matters to be resolved by a judge. Additionally, even after a trial is over, one or both spouses may choose to exercise their right to appeal the case to the district court. Florida has a four-tiered judicial system. The county and circuit courts are the local courts that normally address trial situations. This is level that most people cogitate when they think of going to “trial.” At this level, the parties put on their evidence (testimony of witnesses along with documents or other physical exhibits) and set forth their legal argument to support their case. There is one judge hearing and ruling on the case. Family law cases are only permitted in circuit court and there are no juries. The next level is the district courts of appeal. In Florida, there are five districts courts, which address appeals of all types of law. The most noteworthy difference at the appellate level is the absence of presentation of new facts. The “facts” are set by the evidence presented to the trial court. There will be no new testimony and no new evidence presented to

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the district court. Another major difference is that an appeal is heard by three sitting district judges, instead of just one. Every final judicial decision made by the circuit court is subject to appeal. That means, if one spouse is not satisfied with the result, they have the right to appeal the decision to the district courts. There are time limits, though, that are extremely important and cannot be missed. The procedure of an appeal requires both sides to file their “briefs,” which describe their legal authority to support their claims that the trial court was either wrong or right, depending on your side. After all briefs are filed, the lawyers head to court for a 40-minute oral argument, addressing all three judges to explain their client’s position and answer the judges’ questions. After this, the three judges enter a ruling through a published “opinion.” In most family law cases, the ruling of the district court is final. The fourth tier in the system is the Florida Supreme Court. In relation to family law cases, appeals to the

Florida Supreme Court are very limited to: a) resolving direct conflicts in opinions between the district courts and b) handling cases of substantial public importance. Such decisions are limited to a couple per year, so this level of appeal is not common in family law. The existence of these appellate rights should be considered when going to trial. There is potential cost to both parties of appeal, so this is something to consider when attempting to settle. Additionally, the potential for appeal must be considered by the trial lawyers to ensure they have presented the evidence to give their client the best chance on appeal, if the trial decision does not go their way. Editor’s Note: We are pleased to announce that our Family Law column received a Parenting Media Association 2018 Gold Award!

DALE KLAUS and REUBEN DOUPÉ are Family Law and Divorce Attorneys with Coleman, Hazzard, Taylor, Klaus, Doupé & Diaz, PA. Visit www.CHTlegal.com or call 239-298-5200.

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SPRING CLEANING

By Rebecca Barton

What to Donate, and Where

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hether you are clearing out during spring cleaning or because you want to assist those who need a helping hand, donating goods is a wonderful way to give back to your community. But how can you make sure your donation has an impact and doesn’t just make one more stop before the dump? We asked three local organizations that accept donated goods what they want and don’t want. For all items, make sure that they are clean and in good condition so that they can be sold. But, please note that St. Matthew’s House accepts stained or ripped clothes, but most places do not. Whether the donated items are sold to fund the organization’s mission – Goodwill – or are given to those in need – The Shelter for Abused Women – or a combination of these two efforts – St. Matthew’s House – the items need to be able to be used by the people who receive them. What to donate Clothes in all sizes: children and baby clothes, adult clothes, pajamas, socks, and shoes. Make sure everything is clean and in good condition. Furniture: armoires, bedframes (no mattresses), end tables, and sofas. Most furniture is accepted, but call before you drop off larger items. New toiletries: conditioner, feminine products, shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, and toothpaste.

Baby/child needs: car seats, cribs, diapers (The Shelter for Abused Women and Children specifically asks for sizes 5 and 6), formula, pacifiers, playpens, sippy cups, strollers, and toys. Appliances: irons, microwaves, ovens, refrigerators, stoves, and toasters. Miscellaneous: books, CAT bus tickets, cell phones, computers (working or nonworking), crutches, gas cards, lawnmowers, magazines, phone cards, and wheelchairs. Food: Unexpired and unopened canned items. Meat, fruits, and vegetables are requested canned, along with pantry staples like pasta and rice. High protein foods like beans and peanut butter are welcomed,

along with healthier versions of the foods listed above (for example, choose to donate whole-wheat pasta instead). Remember: try to donate food you would actually want to eat. While a large donation of mystery meat may be appreciated, a can of Chef Boyardee ravioli may mean the world to someone who otherwise cannot choose their favorite foods on their own. Many organizations, like the Shelter for Abused Women and Children, ask for baby formula, because it is very expensive and some mothers cannot nurse. Remember: your trash may be another person’s treasure. Try to donate items you no longer want or need before tossing them in the trash can.

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Keeping track of which restaurants offer free (or discounted) kid’s meals is an impossible task for parents, so we’ve done the legwork for you. Check the details below for each restaurant, as days and purchase requirements vary, even among different locations of some of the chains. We’d love to hear about other restaurants in Naples where kids can eat for free, so please share with us at info@neafamily.com. PERKIN’S RESTAURANT & BAKERY HURRICANE GRILL & WINGS APPLEBEE’S 5082 Airport Pulling Rd., Naples 239-434-7744 Kid’s meals are $1.99 every Sunday.

BEEF O’BRADY’S

6345 Naples Blvd. #7, Naples 239-513-9900 One free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée on Monday nights.

4335 Tamiami Tr. E., Naples 239-775-8200 3585 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples 239-596-0700 One free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult meal every Tuesday.

7385 Radio Rd., Naples 239-348-2100 One free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entree on Tuesday nights from 4-8 p.m.

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2570 Northbrooke Plaza Dr., Naples 239-598-5255 One free kid’s meal with each adult entrée purchase every Tuesday.

1921 Davis Blvd., Naples, 239-793-0704 6631 Dudley Dr., Naples, 239-643-7500 One free kid’s meal with purchase of one adult entrée every night, 4-10 p.m.

1200 5th Ave. S., Naples 239-434-6616 28580 Bonita Crossings Blvd., Bonita Springs 239-948-1313 Free kid’s meal every day with the purchase of each adult entrée priced $15.99 or higher.

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1514 Immokalee Rd., Naples, 239-631-8227 12712 Tamiami Tr. E., Naples, 239-330-7804 One free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult meal every Tuesday for kids 12 and under.

405 New Market Rd. E., Immokalee 239-658-9255 Purchase an adult entree, get one kid’s (12 and under) meal free, Wednesdays after 3 p.m.

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6320 Hollywood Dr., Naples, 239-591-0125 Kids eat free on Tuesdays with the purchase of an adult meal.

2650 Immokalee Rd., Naples 239-597-0306 Kids 0-3 eat free every day.

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28051 S. Tamiami Tr., Bonita Springs 239-949-1999 ½ priced kid’s meals all day on Sundays with each adult entrée purchase.

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10750 Tamiami Tr. N, Naples 239-263-6114 Request a Burgers for Books flyer. Bring back the completed form listing the titles of five books your child has read, and receive a free kid’s meal.

RIB CITY 9191 Tamiami Tr. N., Naples 239-591-3500 3871 Tamiami Tr. E., Naples 239-417-9090 Kids under 4 years old receive a free meal with the purchase of each adult meal every day.

9110 Strada Pl., Naples 239-566-0644 Free kid’s meal on Thursdays with the purchase of an adult meal.

6434 Naples Blvd., Naples, 239-594-0065 7335 Radio Rd., Naples, 239-352-1212 1016 Immokalee Rd., Naples, 239-593-4993 One free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult combo meal on Tuesdays, after 3 p.m.

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4691 9th St. N., Naples 239-430-0955 One free kid’s meal with each adult meal purchase 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sundays.

5555 Golden Gate Pkwy., Naples 239-352-1401 Kids eat free on Tuesdays and Thursdays with each adult entrée purchase.

2620 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples 239-262-1039 Kids eat free Saturdays and Sundays. Dinein only with the purchase of an adult entrée over $8.

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11178 Tamiami Tr. N., Naples 239-500-7827 One kid’s meal is $.99 when you buy an adult meal on Mondays and Wednesdays.

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15215 Collier Blvd., Naples 239-352-4266 One free kid’s meal with the purchase of each adult meal every Wednesday.

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EDUCATION

Shadowlawn Students Growing in Garden

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ow in its third year of existence, Shadowlawn Elementary School’s garden provides students and staff with an oasis of learning. A true team effort, the garden was born from the efforts of students, staff, and the local community. A vision of former principal Dr. Laurie Mearsheimer, the garden started to take root during the 2014-15 school year. Four teachers (Katie Schneider, Trish Mckenzie, Sophia O’Neill, and Dana Winogrodzki) led 60 students in the project, worked tirelessly to build 15 beds and fill them with soil, and disperse mulch between the beds. They also dug and laid a border around the perimeter of the 70 x 40 ft. garden. The garden was funded by donations from parents, staff, the PTO, Yahls, House of Carpets, Cemex and Greenway Landscape Supply, and the Avery Foundation. Naples Botanical Gardens provided a variety of seeds and starter plants. Students studied growing charts to determine which seeds should be planted during what time of year. They learned how to read the back of the seed packets to plant seeds at the proper depth and adequately space the seeds. They worked together when planting to make sure that the root ball was placed below the level of the soil and firmly packed into place. They carefully labeled the seeds and plants and then tended them carefully, pulling weeds and pruning them as needed. Today, when students are not working, learning, or relaxing in the garden, they learn about the nutrition behind the plants they are growing. They study vermiculture and its benefits to garden plants by creating a worm farm and making worm tea. The students also create books – detailing how they built the garden so future classes will know all the logistics, dedication, and work that went into creating the garden. At the either end of the gardens, there are picnic tables that enable teachers to teach a lesson outdoors. On early release days, teachers have the opportunity to bring their students to sit and each lunch in the garden. Students also get to enjoy the fruits of their labors, literally.

Above: Shadowlawn Elementary School’s garden. Right: Shadowlawn students work together to maintain their school’s garden.

Some have made and consumed salads and smoothies made from kale, giant red mustard, Napa Japanese cabbage, radishes, carrots, and tomatoes. Shadowlawn also shares its harvest. Students and staff have taken home more than 20 pounds of vegetables. To date, Shadowlawn has donated 42 pounds of vegetables to St. Matthews House, which provides meals and shelter for community members who are in need.

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TRAVEL

By Karen T. Bartlett

Destination:

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m I right about this? One of the joys of living in Southwest Florida is more beaches and fewer megarollercoaster attractions. The other joy is that when we do crave all that, we can hop in the car and less than three hours later have all the adventure we can handle – and then come home to serenity. Take, for example, Tampa:

Photo courtesy of ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Do the drop My first question would be, “why?” but apparently tons of kids (48” tall and over) and a gazillion grownups are lining up to check out the brand new Vanish Point experience at Adventure Island, adjacent to Busch Gardens. You go zooming down in these slide things called skyboxes, through 425 feet of spiraling tubes, and then ... the drop. I’ll pass, thank you very much, but if you plan to go, be sure to invest in the extra 12 bucks for the Quick Queue and skip those lines. There’s a huge park full of other splashy water and land action for the little ones, too. adventureisland.com

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Be Tarzan. Be Jane. Be a Ninja. A brand new TreeUmph Adventure Course, tucked into a dense pine forest covering 40 acres, has 130 adventure games: something for every Tarzan, Jane, and Ninja wannabe. Besides ropes and zip lines, here’s what you get: wobbly footbridges, suspended logs, cable walkways, swinging rings, and gladiator nets. TreeUmph’s original location is in Bradenton. The brand new one, just north of Tampa, added a special course called Little Ninja for kids age 5-8. There are ninja slants, a ninja bridge, hanging barrels and rock walls, and a mini zip line. treeumph.com Meet a pygmy hippo and 1,299 of its closest friends Visit ZooTampa at Lowry Park now, and you’ll get the rest of 2018 free, including the zoo’s super-spooky after dark weekends in October called Creatures of the Night. Among the 1,300 animals at ZooTampa NEAPOLITANfamily • April 2018


(formerly Lowry Park Zoo) is a humongous land tortoise waiting for a kid-size hug, and lots of new babies, like a southern white rhino, a Malayan tiger, a Bornean orangutan, some tiny African penguins, and … aww … Holly Berry, the pygmy hippo. The zoo is wheelchair accessible and autism-friendly zootampa.org

Photo courtesy of The Florida Aquarium

Count the suckers No, not that kind! I’m talking about those funky looking suckers on the tentacles of a giant Pacific octopus. Fair warning: there can be more than 2,000 of them. Because of all its hands-on experiences, The Florida Aquarium in Tampa is considered one of the best family-friendly aquariums in the country. For example, at an extra charge, you can get a backstage pass to the penguin habitat, where you get up close and can even touch those cute, tail-shaking, waddling, South African birds. Kids as young as six can Swim With the Fishes, a scuba-like experience designed to simulate a coral reef dive while you’re floating on top of the water. It’s a bit pricey at $85 but beats the cost of a trip to the Dry Tortugas. Plus, you get a video. There also are different age-appropriate

Under, you can get a close-up look at the freaky-looking sea dragons that resemble bunches of seaweed with fearsome, meateating snouts. Pack the swimsuits, as the admission price includes the Splash Pad, an outdoor wet and dry play zone. flaquarium. org

Photo, facing page: Mother orangutan DeeDee cradles her new baby Dira at ZooTampa. Above: The Florida Aquarium’s giant Pacific octopus. levels of Dive with the Sharks experiences. Among the habitats in the aquarium is the No Bones Zone, home of creatures that have no backbones, like anemones, sea cucumbers and sea stars. In Dragons Down

Fly If you’re between the ages of three and 103, how about some nice indoor skydiving to round out your weekend adventure? The idea is to simulate the feeling of free-fall through the use of wind tunnels. You gear up in a flight suit, get your training, and then float on a cushion of air; no parachute needed! IflyTampa is part of a chain attraction with three Florida locations. Check out the All Abilities Nights, exclusively designed for those with physical and cognitive challenges. Iflyworld.com A streetcar named TECO Tampa Electric Company runs a cute electric streetcar, reminiscent of those in the 1800s, between Tampa and Ybor City. A modest fee gets you an all-day on-off family pass. tecolinestreetcar.org

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MOMentum Moms

April Momentum Mom Corporal Natalie Ashby models kindness, strength, and bravery to both her daughter and the community she serves and protects.

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atalie Ashby is a deputy sheriff corporal at the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, working within the North Naples District Community Oriented Policing Unit. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Belmont Abbey College, her master’s in forensic science from Florida Gulf Coast University, and is pursuing a doctorate in philosophy in industrial and organizational psychology. She has received a number of awards for her work, including Deputy of the Quarter Award; the Medal of Valor, which is the highest decoration for bravery exhibited by public safety officers; and the Distinguished Public Service Award for Law Enforcement. What made you decide to become a deputy? As a young child I was always intrigued by police officers. I felt that they possessed a great deal of strength and bravery; combined with the genuine desire to not only protect, but to help other people. What do you love about your job? I enjoy the diversity in my day-to-day experi22

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ences. I am utilizing different skills, from more technical policing to drawing upon human and community interaction skills while working with colleagues and people in our community. What is a typical week night like for your family? I think it mirrors that of many busy young families. To maximize the time we spend together, we walk or run for physical activity, we make art work, I help with homework, and we read books. Then we close out the evening with dinner and bedtime rituals, before collapsing into bed. Do you have any favorite local spots you go to with your family? We prefer interactive activities that can be experienced again and again. The Naples Zoo and the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples and are among our favorite local places. What’s the best parenting advice you’ve received? The best parenting advice I’ve received remains that “character is not simply something that you teach your children, but rather something that

you demonstrate for them each and every day.” If you want to have a child who is inquisitive and kind, be the type of adult role model they can emulate. What’s the best and worst part about your daughter’s current age? My daughter is four and that is such an amazing age. I love everything about it. She is learning so much and asks so many questions! She is so smart and it amazes me every day how quickly her mind is developing. The worst part about her being four is that she is growing so quickly. I wish I could slow down time. What’s your proudest moment as a mother? I have so many proud moments as a mother. My daughter’s kindness and loving attitude toward everyone is so amazing. What are your hopes and goals for 2018? I look forward to 2018 being a year in which I step up to challenges and log achievements in all facets of my life; as a loving and present mother, daughter, sister and friend, and also as a dedicated employee. NEAPOLITANfamily • April 2018


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SUMMER CAMP

By Anna Snyder

Is Overnight Camp Right for Your Kids?

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ummer break is just around the corner – do you have plans for your children yet? With camps that focus on the arts, academics, sports, and more, trying to choose the right one for your child can be confusing. Throw in the question of day camp versus overnight camp and it quickly becomes overwhelming. As you contemplate your family and individual kid’s needs, consider the benefits of overnight camp. Several local families have shared their overnight camp experiences with us, and the parents all agree that overnight camp has fostered confidence and independence in their children. We’ve also included profiles of two overnight camps for kids with special needs, so they don’t have to miss out on any of the fun. How do you know? The big question for most families comes down to this: How do you know if your child is ready for an overnight camp 24

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adventure? There’s no easy answer, and it differs from family to family. Leigh Ann Newman (Neapolitan Family co-publisher) decided to keep the first overnight camp experience for her daughter Rachel close to home. “Rachel went to volleyball camp at FGCU when she was 11 years old,” Newman said. “It was a two-night camp, so it was a good way to ease her into the experience.” Rachel continued her overnight camp experience by attending Irish dance camp in upstate New York last summer. “That was harder for me because her dad and stepmom took her there, so I didn’t get to see where she was staying or help her settle in,” Newman explained. “There also was a strict no-cell phone policy at camp. That was difficult for both of us because she couldn’t check in with me at night. But I think it made her a stronger person because she had to deal with some difficult issues by herself.” Newman noted that the main drawback

to overnight camp was missing out on time in the summer with her daughter. “And the expense,” she added. “Overnight camp is obviously more expensive than day camp.” “I don’t think overnight camp is a right fit for every kid. But it can be a great learning experience, as it gives kids independence that they don’t have at home, and forces them to figure things out themselves. Specialty camps also give kids a chance to focus on their passion, and be surrounded by other kids who love to do what they love to do.” The Chahwan family The three Chahwan children go to a three-week overnight camp in North Carolina every summer.“We chose to send them to overnight camp so they can have a different kind of summer than being here in Naples,” said Gabriela Chahwan. “The scenery and different activities offered at camp are very interesting, and being without a family NEAPOLITANfamily • April 2018


member teaches them to rely on themselves. The experience empowers them and helps them develop confidence.” Mateo (14) and Martina (13) started camp in the summer of 2014, with Mateo attending Camp Highlander (co-ed) and Martina at Camp Illahee (all girls). Marcos (11) followed Mateo to Camp Highlander a year later. There were some challenges the first year, according to Chahwan. “For our children (and for us), the biggest challenge was being away from home for that long without being able to talk to either their dad or me. We could send them emails every day, but they could only write letters to us and send them by mail. I was very nervous about being so far away from them. But, our children had a great experience. I remember the day I picked up my son from camp – he gave me a big hug and asked me right away if he could come back the following year. That’s when I felt we had made the right decision to send them to overnight camp.” And it’s been a positive experience for the Chahwan family ever since. “Every year they go to camp, they mature a little more,” Chahwan said. “I am the type of mom that does everything for them when they are home, so going to camp definitely helps them learn responsibility and independence. For my daughter, Martina, going to an all girls’ camp is great! She has two brothers at home, and its good for her to be surrounded by female friends.” The Browner family Alicia Browner began sending her two boys to Camp Blue Star in North Carolina when they were 9 and 10 years old because she wanted a camp with longer hours and more engaging experiences. While the cost

Photos left and above: Campers enjoying their summer at Camp Highlander. for overnight camp was prohibitive, she found some help. “The Jewish Federation of Greater Naples made it possible for me to give my boys the experience of overnight camp,” she said. Browner’s sons are second-generation campers at Camp Blue Star. “I wanted my boys to experience new things by living as a part of a community with kids from all over the world,” Browner explained. “They’re in the  mountains  and have the opportunity to learn about themselves in a safe environment, but with new freedoms.”   Browner noted that her sons were noticeably changed after each summer at camp. “The kids came back from North Carolina full of stories of  mountain adventures, camp outs, white water rafting, mountain biking, exploring the woods, and new friends. They have made both simple and

complex choices for themselves and they have started learning about who they want to be as independent young men. In short, a few weeks in camp each year has  given them an opportunity to explore who they are, and who they want to be.” That’s not to say that camp is all campfires and s’mores. Browner’s younger son broke his arm two days before the end of camp one summer. “It was devastating being so far away when he was hurt,” Browner said, “but this was old hat to the camp and doctors in the area. They kept in constant contact with me throughout the ordeal. The camp was very professional, and my son had one heck of a story to tell!” The Kuhl family Jodi Kuhl heard about Camp HighContinued on page 26

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lander from Stacy Nicolau (Neapolitan Family co-publisher). Her kids attended camp there for the first time in 2014. When they arrived to visit the camp in 2013, “my daughter said she would never go to overnight camp,” Kuhl said. “We explained to her that we were visiting the camp for her older brother. By the time we left the camp, our daughter said she was going to camp, too!” Kuhl cited her childhood experiences as one of the reasons she sends her children to overnight camp: “I had the opportunity to go to sleepaway camp as a child and loved it. I wanted the kids to be able to make memories of their own. Camp allows kids to be kids, playing outside in a safe environment without electronic devices. They are active all day long – they don’t have time to be bored.” While Kuhl was nervous sending her kids to camp the first time, she “knew they were in great hands. We met with the owner of the camp and knew the rigorous screening process they had in place for hiring counselors. The counselors also called home a few days into the three-week session to let us know how the kids were doing, which definitely put our minds at ease. The camp also posted pictures on their website twice a day. We got to see how much fun our kids were having!” For kids with special needs For families with children who have special needs, many options exist for overnight camp experiences. We have profiled two below, including one in Florida and one in Ohio. Easter Seals Camp Challenge, a 61-acre camp located in Sorrento, Florida, provides both overnight summer camp and weekend camps throughout the year. The staff is highly trained to meet the needs of a variety of campers at Camp Challenge. “All of our staff members receive training in not only camping programs and skills, but in the special needs of our campers,” said Maggie Denk, director of Camp Challenge. Training addresses behavioral and physical disabilities, as well as issues unique to each camper, such as dietary restrictions, 26

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medication management, and communication skills. Denk said the key to Camp Challenge’s success is the low ratio of campers to counselors. “In our overnight camp there is one counselor for every three campers. As camp serves both children and adults, we have watched many of our campers return to Camp Challenge for many summers and gain independence, form lifelong friendships, and have experiences that would otherwise be unavailable to them.” One family has been attending Camp Challenge for 15 years! Mom Diane loves the experiences Camp Challenge has given Meghan (26), Molly (22), and Maddie (21). “They’ve been able to have fun, try new activities, and make lifelong friends,” Diane said. “They can grow in a loving environment. It gives my husband and me time to regroup and some much-needed rest. Our girls are well taken care of at camp, which allows us to just enjoy some free time.” Amp Camp Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp in Ohio offers six-day programs for children ages 10-17 with limb loss and limb difference. “The focus is on the campers,” said Tonya Osborne-Simpson, director of peer support programs for the Amputee Coalition. “We plan and train in preparation. But most importantly, we take the time to select an exceptional group of camp counselors. Many of them are former campers or have served as one of our counselors in past years, and all of them are living with limb loss or limb difference.” Campers grow and develop in new ways, according to Osborne-Simpson. “This past year, one of our campers had been used to having a parent available for most activities of daily life, including bathing. At camp, the counselors quickly helped this camper learn to bathe independently. This has the obvious benefit of a new skill, but it also adds to self-confidence and problem-solving abilities, too.” Campers experience this type of increased confidence as they make friends with others who have similar challenges. “Every year, campers tell us how amazing it is to feel normal, and that ‘Amp Camp’ self-esteem boosts last throughout the year, as do the friendships they make,” said Osborne-Simpson. NEAPOLITANfamily • April 2018


Confessions of a Camp Director: Even My Kids Need Camp By Melissa Fitzgerald, director, Camp Highlander, NC

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amp is the one gift that I cannot afford to not give my children. Camp is their escape from our hectic schedule and the pressures of school, sports, and social media demands. It is the best excuse to take away the electronics I bought them, and allow them to connect with people, nature, and the world around them. Camp is how I show my children love, because what camp gives them in just a few weeks takes us, as parents, months to provide. • Three Square Meals with Cabin Mates. Sitting around the table three times a day is something I only dream of doing with my kids. The conversations shared, the laughs exchanged, and the memories made around a table are priceless. Without phones, social media, or documenting the meal for the world to see, these meals just have to be experienced. • Exciting Activities. Where else can you zip line through the trees, shoot a rifle, ride a horse, and swim at the base of a waterfall all in one day? We live here all year and my kids still only have these adventures at camp. Where else can you hike to the top of a summit to witness breathtaking views, without the urge to Snapchat the unforgettable moment? • Traveling Everywhere on Foot. Camp is a little like Andy Griffith’s Mayberry; everyone knows everyone and there are great conversations to be had as you pass your neighbor when you travel through your day. If trees could talk, oh the stories they would tell of the laughter, joy, and inside jokes that echo beneath their lofty branches. No need for cars, cell phones, or texting. Anyone

you need is just a few steps away. • Connecting with Nature. The physical benefits of being outside are obvious, but children are happier and healthier when they experience the outdoors. Free play in natural areas enhances children’s cognitive flexibility, problem-solving ability, creativity, self-esteem, and self-discipline. • Rainy Day Boredom. Technology has provided a quick-fix for boredom, but without technology at camp, our campers learn to problem solve, get creative, and use their imaginations. When a rainy day cancels their activity period, they find new ways to smile, laugh and play – without looking for a solution on the Internet. • Family. Living in a cabin unit, campers feel part of a close-knit community that accepts them and loves them just they way they are. The cabin unit – your family at camp – nurtures the innate need in every one of us to belong and be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Separation makes the heart grow... After weeks away from home, my kids always come back a little bit wiser, braver, and taller than when they left. At camp, they’ve had the opportunity to interact with positive role models who have taken time to listen, talk, relax, reflect, and think through daily life with them. My kids have learned to work selflessly within a group, to responsibly make their own choices, to discover, grow, fail, succeed, mature, and gain independence. The life skills they take away from camp are necessary tools on their path to healthy, productive lives.

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5:00 p.m. I Love Libraries Family Night. Celebrate National Library Week with crafts, games, snacks, and stories. Stop in, meet our staff, get a library card, and discover all resources that are available. East Naples Library, 8787 Tamiami Tr. E., Naples. Call 239-775-5592 or visit collierlibrary.org. 9

6:30 p.m. Peter Rabbit Party. If you liked the movie, you’ll love our party. Enjoy themerelated crafts and snacks. We’ll also have a photo and petting session with our rabbit Trix. Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-593-0870 or visit collierlibrary.org. 16

11:00 a.m. Mercato Summer Camp Fair. Meet local summer program providers and register your child. Free kids zone with bounce house, face painting, lawn games, and more. Sponsored by Neapolitan Family. Mercato, 9128 Strada Pl., Naples. Visit www.mercatoshops. com. 8

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3:30 p.m. Kindness Club. Kids can participate in fun activities designed to encourage kindness and help make the world a better place. For grades 2-6. South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy., Estero. Call 239479-4636 or visit collierlibrary.org.

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10:00 a.m. Easter at the Shell Factory & Nature Park. Free Easter egg trail, kid-friendly buffet, live music, and photos with the Easter Bunny. The Shell Factory, 2787 N. Tamiami Tr., Fort Myers. Visit www.shellfactory.com.

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5:30 p.m. Reach for the Sky with Stomp Rockets. Make paper rockets, then propel them skyward on a PVC-made launch pad. All supplies provided. A fun program for the whole family. Registration required. Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples. Check collierlibrary.org. 18 4:00 p.m. Petting Zoo with 4-H. Pet some fun animals on the porch while you learn about them. Ages 3-11 years. Registration required. Vanderbilt Beach Library, 788 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples. Call 239-597-8444 or check collierlibrary.org.

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4:00 p.m. Origami. Learn about the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, and how to make some of your own creations. Ages 11-17 years. Registration required. Golden Gate Library, 2432 Lucerne Rd., Naples. Call 239-252-4542 or check collierlibrary.org.

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10:30 a.m. Behind the Badge. An interactive hand-on experience designed to give you a closer look into the day-to-day operations of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office specialty units. Estates Branch Library, 1266 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples. Call 239455-8088 or visit collierlibrary.org. 12

4:30 p.m. Teach 4 Collier. Are you looking for a career change? You may already be on your way to becoming a teacher in our district. Collier County Public School District, 5775 Osceola Tr., Naples. Contact Daryl Scott at 239-377-0365 or scottd6@ collierschools.com.

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6:00 p.m. Free Parenting Workshops. The Lee Health Healthy Life Centers are hosting eight-week workshops focused on parenting the exceptional child. Coconut Point, 23106 Fashion Dr., Estero. Call 239-992-9966.

thursday 4:00 p.m. Girls Who Code Club. Become part of the national movement for girls to have a voice in tech. Creativity and fun guaranteed. Middle school and older. Visit GirlsWhoCode.com. Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples. Call 239-262-6853 or check collierlibrary.org.

wednesday 9:00 a.m. Pee Wee Play Dates. Children and their caretakers are invited to a play date. Have fun with our toys and games and listen to music. For children 9 months to pre-K. Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-593-0870 or check collierlibrary.org. 4

3:30 p.m. Meals of Hope Mobile Food Pantry. In the YMCA parking every Tuesday. Frozen food, fresh produce, and canned goods will be given away to families in need. Greater Naples YMCA, 5450 YMCA Rd., Naples. Call 239-597-3148 or visit greaternaplesymca. org.

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10:30 a.m. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Select dates through May 20. $19 for kids of all ages, includes lunch and show. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Call 239-278-4422 or visit BroadwayPalm.com.

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Call for times. Disney on Ice. Disney on Ice returns to Germain Arena with Reach for the Stars through April 15. Call box office for tickets and times. Located at Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy., Estero. Call 239335-0457 or check www. germainarena.com.

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7:30 p.m. Stars on Ice. The best of the U.S. will be coming to you direct from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games to skate together – live in an allnew Stars on Ice show. Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy., Estero. Call 239-335-0457 or check www.germainarena.com.

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10:00 a.m. Earth Day Festival at the Conservancy. Features guest speakers, live music, festival food, exhibits, crafts, face painting, live animal programs, and boat rides. Conservancy, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. Call 239-262-0304 or visit www.conservancy.org.

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11:00 a.m. The Taming of the Shrew. The Naples Players KidzAct presents The Taming of the Shrew through April 15 on the Baker Stage at Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. Visit naplesplayers.org.

10:00 a.m. Cornerstone Farm Open House. Visit our new location to meet our horses and ponies and learn about the programs we offer. Cornerstone Farm South, 3375 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples. Call 239-595-7618 or visit cornerstonefarmsouth.com.

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6:00 p.m. Art After Hours. Enjoy free admission to The Baker Museum from 6-9 p.m. Live music. Audiences of all ages are welcome to view the galleries and learn from our docents. Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Call 239-597-1111 or check artisnaples.org.

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4:00 p.m. Maker Space. Bring your friends and have some fun together creating fun crafts. All ages. Registration is not required. Located at Immokalee Branch Library, 417 N. First St., Immokalee. Call 239-657-2882 or check collierlibrary.org.

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10:00 a.m. Tamiami Trail 90th Anniversary Celebration. Parade, music, food, and fun for all the family. Walking tours of historic buildings and storytelling. Museum of the Everglades, 105 Broadway W., Everglades City. Call 239-695-0008 or visit evergladesmuseum.org.

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10:00 a.m. Terrific Trees. Also on April 26. Help us tap the magic tree to see what we find. Learn about the changing season’s effect on trees and the creatures that live near the trees. Conservancy, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. Call 239-262-0304 or visit www. conservancy.org.

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10:30 a.m. WONDER Kids in the Garden. Drop in anytime 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays to the Smith Children’s Garden for fun activities. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr., Naples. Call 239-643-7275 or check www.naplesgarden.org.

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4:00 p.m. Let’s Go Bananas. Bananagrams – the anagram game that will drive you bananas. How good are you under pressure? Are you good at spelling? Love a challenge? Immokalee Branch Library, 417 N. First St., Immokalee. Call 239-657-2882 or check collierlibrary.org.

10:00 a.m. Vendor and Craft Fair. Food, crafts, local produce, beer, live entertainment, playground, and petting zoo. Southern Fresh Farms, 8500 Penzance Blvd., Fort Myers. Check www.southernfresh.farm.

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YOUR COMMUNITY APRIL EVENTS

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CALENDAR SUBMISSIONS: To submit your event for both our online and print calendars, go to the Calendar at neafamily.com and follow the instructions for inputting event information. The deadline for print calendar events is the 12th of the month preceding publication. You can submit events anytime for the online calendar. Note: Please check dates and times before attending events. As we do not enter all calendar data, we cannot guarantee its accuracy.

8:00 a.m. Farmer’s Market and Native Plant Sale. Local fresh produce, seafood, honey, arts and crafts, native plants and trees, and more. $1 per vehicle admission. Located at Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero. Call 239-992-0311 or check www.floridastateparks.org for additional information. 9:00 a.m. Clam Pass Guided Walks and Birding. Join Conservancy volunteers for a free guided walk along Clam Pass boardwalk, bay, and beach (meet at parking lot tram stop) Monday-Saturday. On Sundays, meet guides in orange vests on beach for free birding. Ask questions and view birds with scope. Located at Clam Pass Beach Park, 410 Seagate Dr., Naples. 9:00 a.m. Yoga in the Park. Traditional yoga class focuses on breathing, stretching, and postures. Located at Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero. Call 239-992-0311 or check www.floridastateparks.org. 10:00 a.m. Easter at the Shell Factory & Nature Park. Free Easter egg trail at 10 am. Kid-friendly buffet, live music, and photos with the Easter Bunny, 12:30-4 p.m. Located at the Shell Factory, 2787 N. Tamiami Tr., Fort Myers. Check www.shellfactory.com for more information. 10:00 a.m. Educator Appreciation Days. Pre-K-12 educators receive 25% off every Saturday and Sunday in April. Located at Barnes & Noble, 5377 Tamiami Tr. N., Naples. Call 239-597-2040 or check bn.com. 10:30 a.m. WONDER Kids. Drop in anytime 9:30

a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays to the Smith Children’s Garden for fun activities. Located at Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr., Naples. Call 239-643-7275 or check www.naplesgarden.org. 11:00 a.m. The Women of Koreshan Living History Tours. Tours led by women in period costumes, with a visit to the Cast Iron Cafe where visitors can enjoy a sample of Koreshan cooking. Located at Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero. Call 239-992-0311 or check www.floridastateparks.org. 11:30 a.m. Spanish Church Service. St. Monica’s church, in support of the Latino community, will hold a Spanish speaking service every Sunday. Located at St. Monica’s Church, 7070 Immokalee Rd., Naples. Call 239-591-4550 or check www.stmonicasnaples.org. 2:00 p.m. Free Concerts at the Bandshell. Bring a blanket for the whole family and enjoy free jazz concerts. Located at Cambier Park, 755 8th Ave. S., Naples. Call 239-213-3058 or check www.naplesgov.com.

2 MONDAY 10:30 a.m. Mommy & Me Kid’s Yoga Club. For children ages 2-5. Join us as we go on exciting adventures through story telling, yoga poses, and songs. Class for children ages 5-9 at 4:45 p.m. Located at Whiz Kids, 1050 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples. Call 239263-7017 or check whizkidsnaples.com. 3:30 p.m. Kindness Club. Participate in fun activities designed to encourage kindness and help make the

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world a better place. For grades 2-6. Located at South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy., Estero. Call 239-479-4636 or check collierlibrary.org. 4:30 p.m. Pups ‘n’ Books. Stop by to read to a pup or just pet one. The service dogs-in-training are provided by PAWS Assistance and Therapy dogs. All ages welcome. Registration is not required. Located at East Naples Library, 8787 Tamiami Tr. E., Naples. Call 239-775-5592 or check collierlibrary.org. 6:00 p.m. Art Classes for Kids. Kids will learn and explore art in a fun environment applying different methods and media. Fun projects with acrylic on canvases, watercolor, collages, STEAM projects, and more. Located at Fleischmann Park, 1600 Fleischmann Dr., Naples. Call 239-213-3020.

3 TUESDAY 10:00 a.m. Free Tuesday Morning Nature Talk. Bring your children and learn together how nature can flourish in urban and suburban areas, with the proper care. Located at Naples Preserve, 1690 Tamiami Tr. N., Naples. Call 239-261-4290. 3:30 p.m. Meals of Hope Mobile Food Pantry. The Meals of Hope Mobile Pantry will be in the YMCA parking every Tuesday until 5:30 p.m. Frozen food, fresh produce, and canned goods will all be given away to families in need. Everyone is welcome. Located at Greater Naples YMCA, 5450 YMCA Road, Naples. Call 239-597-3148 or check greaternaplesymca.org for additional information. 6:00 p.m. Chess Instruction K-12. Join Antonio as he shares his skills at chess with students entering K-12. Only for beginner players. Registration is not required; space is limited to the first 24 walk-in students. Located at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-593-0870 or check collierlibrary.org.

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4 WEDNESDAY 7:00 a.m. Marco Island Farmer’s Market. Each Wednesday from mid-November to mid-April. Located at Veterans’ Community Park, 901 Park Ave., Marco Island. Check www.colliergov.net. 9:00 a.m. Pee Wee Play Dates. Have fun with our toys and games and listen to music. For children 9 months to pre-K. Located at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-593-0870 or check collierlibrary.org. 10:00 a.m. Free Kids’ Crafts. Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities. Located at Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero. Call 239-948-3766 or check www.miromaroutlets.com for additional information. 10:00 a.m. Preschool Story Time. Parents and caregivers encourage independence by waiting nearby in the library for this program. Located at South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy., Estero. Call 239-479-4636 or check collierlibrary.org. 10:30 a.m. Family Story Time. This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Located at Bonita Springs Public Library, 26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs. Call 239-992-0101 or check www.leegov.com/library. 11:00 a.m. St Monica’s Farmers Market. Great local produce, honey, food, herbs and spices, and local handmade items. Every Wednesday afternoon, November through April. Located at St. Monica’s Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Rd., Naples. 5:30 p.m. Sewing Classes for Kids. Come and learn to sew by hand every Wednesday. Super cute stuffed animals, modern characters, bags, and much more. $20 per child. All materials included. Located at Fleischmann Park, 1600 Fleischmann Dr., Naples. Call 239-213-3020 for additional information. 5:30 p.m. Parent/Teen/Child Mental Health Support Group. For parents/ caregivers and children ages 6+ with a mental illness. Parents and youth meet jointly and then break up into groups according to age. Located at NAMI of Collier County, 6324 Trail Blvd., Bldg. C, Naples. Call 239-434-6726 or check namicollier.org.

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5 THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. Spring Book Sale. Print books, audiobooks, DVDs, music, CDs, and more. Located at South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy., Naples. Call 239-252-7542 or check collierlibrary.org for additional information. 10:00 a.m. Toddler Tales. This interactive time for toddlers ages 18-36 months and their caregiver will include storytelling, wordplay, fingerplays, and music-making designed to advance pre-reading skills. Registration is required. Located at South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy., Estero. Call 239-479-4636 or check collierlibrary.org for additional information. 10:00 a.m. Tai Chi in the Garden. Located at Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples. Call 239-643-7275 or check www.naplesgarden.org.

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10:15 a.m. Unique Plants and Unique Planters. Whether you are a beginner or an expert gardener, container gardening offers flexibility and creativity. Located at Estates Branch Library, 1266 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples. Call 239-455-8088 or check collierlibrary.org. 2:00 p.m. Guided Tours of Historical Koreshan Settlement. Explore structures and gardens of the 19th century utopian settlement and learn about these idealistic pioneers. The walking tour is about 90 minutes and is accessible. Located at Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero. Call 239-992-0311 or check www.floridastateparks.org. 4:00 p.m. Girls Who Code Club. Become part of the national movement for girls to have a voice in tech. Creativity and fun guaranteed. Middle school and older. Registration is not required. Visit GirlsWhoCode.com for more information. Located at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples. Call 239-262-6853 or check collierlibrary.org. 5:15 p.m. Sunset BBQ and Songwriters at Sunset. The concerts will take place in the large gazebo located right on the beach. Seating is available for the first 80 people. Located at Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Blvd., Estero. Call 239-4634588 or visit www.friendsofloverskey.org for additional information. 7:00 p.m. Emilio Sanchez Special Olympics: Legends, Pros, Music. Enjoy matches between tennis legends and star Special Olympics Florida tennis athletes, and a night of upbeat hit music and a special musical guest. Located at Academia Sánchez-Casal, Naples Bath & Tennis Club, Naples. Go to specialolympicsflorida. org/collier or call 239-775-1991 to buy tickets.

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8:00 a.m. Birding Basics. Enjoy this fun and informative class designed to help you identify birds around you. Oriented toward the beginning birder, the classroom session explores how to use birds’ plumage, shape, behavior, and habitat to recognize various species. Located at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd., Naples. Call 239-417-6310 or check rookerybay.org. 9:00 a.m. Find it Fridays. Kids enjoy a scavenger hunt all day. Located at Everglades Wonder Gardens, 27180 Old 41 Rd., Bonita Springs. Call 239-992-2591 or check www.evergladeswondergardens.com. 10:00 a.m. Drop In Baby Fitness Mommy and Me. Instill healthy habits for life in your toddler by attending the drop-in class every Friday. $5 per child. Located at Fleischmann Park, 1600 Fleischmann Drive, Naples. Call 239-213-3020. 5:30 p.m. Mommy/Daddy & Me Painting Afternoon. First Friday of the month. Parent and child paint their own canvas. Every month a different theme. Located at Fleischmann Park, 1600 Fleischmann Dr., Naples. Call 239-213-3020. 6:00 p.m. Friday Night Concert Series. Highlighting the music of local bands. Located at Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero. Call 239-948-3766 or check www.miromaroutlets.com for additional information. 7:30 p.m. Stars on Ice. The best of the U.S. will be coming to you direct from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea to skate together – live in an allnew Stars on Ice show. Located at Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy., Estero. Call 239-335-0457 or check www.germainarena.com for additional information.

7 SATURDAY 7:30 a.m. Third Street South Farmer’s Market. Parking lot behind Tommy Bahama’s. Located at Third Street South, Naples. Call 239-434-6533 or check www. napleschamber.org for additional information. 8:00 a.m. Community Yard Sale. Find yard sale bargains all in one location. Call to reserve a spot to sell used items. Located at Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. First St., Immokalee. Call 239-252-4449 or check www.collierparks.com. 8:00 a.m. Gigantic Garage Sale at Moorings Presbyterian Church. No early sales. Selling large assortment of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, furniture, small appliances, and more. Located at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr., Naples. 8:00 a.m. Farmer’s Market. Every Saturday. Fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, honey, prepared foods, wears, specialty foods, and more. Located at Shoppes at Vanderbilt, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples. Call 239-273-2350 or check Facebook. 8:00 a.m. Insane Inflatable 5K. A fun and dynamic obstacle course made up solely of inflatables that will challenge and surprise you, and leave you bouncing back for more. Located at JetBlue Park, 11581 Daniels Pkwy., Naples. Call 239-334-4700. 9:00 a.m. Greenmarket. Locally grown, caught, and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase. Located at Alliance for the Arts, 10091

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8 SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Yom HaShoah Commemoration. Sixth grade students present the stories of local Holocaust survivors. Located at Temple Shalom, 4630 Pine Ridge

Rd., Naples. Call 239-455-3030 or check www.naplestemple.org. 11:00 a.m. BBQ, Bands & Brew. Located at Centennial Park, 2000 W. First St., Fort Myers. Check www.fortmyersmusicwalk.com for additional information. 11:00 a.m. Mercato Summer Camp Fair. Meet local summer program providers and register your child. Free kids zone with bounce house, face painting, lawn games, and more. Sponsored by Neapolitan Family. Located at Mercato 9128 Strada Pl., Naples. Check www.mercatoshops.com for additional information.

9 MONDAY 9:30 a.m. Essentials of Digital Photography Workshop. This class covers the essentials of your digital camera. Located at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd., Naples. Call 239-417-6310 or check rookerybay.org. 5:00 p.m. I Love Libraries Family Night. Bring the family to celebrate the start of National Library Week. Enjoy an evening of crafts, games, snacks, and stories. Stop in, meet our helpful staff, get a library card, and discover all the books and resources that are available. Located at East Naples Library, 8787 Tamiami Tr. E., Naples. Call 239-775-5592 or check collierlibrary.org for additional information.

10 TUESDAY 10:00 a.m. Dashing Dolphins. Also on April 12. Discover how dolphins use echolocation to find their way around the ocean. Make your own dolphin craft to take home with you after the story. Located at Conservancy of SW Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. Call 239-262-0304 or check www.conservancy.org. 4:00 p.m. Let’s Talk About Trees. Join Tish from 4-H to learn all about trees and their importance to you and our world. Ages 5-11 years. Registration required. Located at South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy., Naples. Call 239252-7542 or check collierlibrary.org for additional information. 6:00 p.m. 3D Printing Pens/Button Maker. Use a special pen to draw a 3D picture in plastic instead of ink. You can also create your own button with our

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new button maker. Drop-in program. Located at South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy., Estero. Call 239-479-4636 or check collierlibrary.org for additional information. 6:00 p.m. Free Parenting Workshops. The Lee Health Healthy Life Centers are hosting eight-week workshops focused on parenting the exceptional child. Exceptional children have special needs, including developmental disabilities, special health care needs, or emotional disturbances. Located at Coconut Point, 23106 Fashion Dr., Estero. Call 239-992-9966 for additional information.

11 WEDNESDAY 10:15 a.m. Wetlands of South Florida. Did you know that over 75% of Collier County is classified as wetlands? What are wetlands? How are they classified and conserved? And of current significance, how did the Everglades get into their current state? It should be a lively discussion. Located at Estates Branch Library, 1266 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples. Call 239-455-8088 or check collierlibrary.org. 3:30 p.m. Lego Club. Join the club and share ideas, be creative, make new friends, and have fun. Bricks will be provided. Ages 5-11 years. Registration is not required. Located at South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy., Naples. Call 239252-7542 or check collierlibrary.org for additional information. 4:00 p.m. Lego Club. Share ideas, be creative, make new friends, and have fun. Test out your wheeled creation on our super-fast test track. Bricks will be provided and your creation will be put on display at the library. Ages 5-11 years. Registration is not required. Located at Estates Branch Library, 1266 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples. Call 239-455-8088 or check collierlibrary.org for additional information. 4:30 p.m. Teach 4 Collier. Are you looking for a career change? If you hold a bachelor’s degree and are considering the teaching profession, you may already be on your way to becoming a teacher in our district. Located at Collier County Public School District, 5775 Osceola Tr., Naples. Contact Daryl Scott at 239-377-0365 or scottd6@collierschools.com for additional information.

12 THURSDAY 10:30 a.m. Behind the Badge. Behind the Badge is an interactive hand-on experience designed to give you a closer look into the day-to-day operations of the Collier County Sheriff ’s Office specialty units. Located at Estates Branch Library, 1266 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples. Call 239-455-8088 or check collierlibrary.org. 3:30 p.m. Lego Club. Share ideas, be creative, make new friends, and have fun. Located at Marco Island Branch Library, 210 S. Heathwood Dr., Marco Island. Call 239-394-3272 or check collierlibrary.org. 3:30 p.m. Turtle Talk. Come to the library to learn about turtles. The biggest turtle species, turtle eggs, and much more. Ages 5-11 years. Registration required. Located at Golden Gate Library, 2432 Lucerne Rd., Naples. Call 239-252-4542 or check collierlibrary.org for additional information. 5:00 p.m. Family Game Night. Bring your favorite family game to the Immokalee library and share with other families. The library will provide some games for families that haven’t found a favorite. Located at Immokalee Branch Library, 417 N. First St., Immokalee. Call 239-657-2882 or check collierlibrary.org. 6:00 p.m. Bedtime Storytime. Wear your pajamas to the library and listen to picture books being read aloud. Then use your library card to check out your favorite bedtime stories to read at home. For families with children ages 18 months - 5 years. Registration is not required. Located at East Naples Library, 8787 Tamiami Tr. E., Naples. Call 239-775-5592 or check collierlibrary.org for additional information. 6:30 p.m. Spring Plantings. Ms. Tish from the 4-H extension office will be here to show us some beautiful plants to grow in the spring. Located at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-593-0870 or check collierlibrary.org. 7:00 p.m. FBA Performance of Annie Jr. Join us for a student-lead performance of Annie Jr. in the Worship Center. Located at First Baptist Academy, 3000 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-597-2233 or check www.fbalions.org.

13 FRIDAY Call for times. Disney on Ice. Disney on Ice returns with Reach for the Stars through April 15. Call for tickets and times. Located at Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy., Estero. Call 239-335-0457 or check www.germainarena.com for additional information. 6:00 p.m. Indoor Movie Night. Family movie night with popcorn and drinks.

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$5. Located at Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. First St., Immokalee. Call 239-252-4449 or check www.collierparks.com for additional information. 8:00 p.m. Freckleface Strawberry. Performances through April 15. Located at Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. Call 239-939-2787 or check www.artinlee.org.

14 SATURDAY 7:00 a.m. Canine K-9 Run/Walk. This 1.8 mile course will be fun for all ages and canines to experience and complete. Located at Vineyards Community Park, 6231 Arbor Rd., Naples. Call 239-363-9669 or check colliergov.net. 8:00 a.m. Walk the Talk for Epilepsy. Located at North Collier Regional Park, 15000 Livingston Rd., Naples. Register at www.efof.org. 10:00 a.m. Relay for Life. Teams take turns walking the track to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Located at Pine Ridge Middle School, 1515 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples. Visit www.cancer.org. 11:00 a.m. The Taming of the Shrew. The Naples Players KidzAct presents The Taming of the Shrew through April 15 on the Baker Stage at Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. Visit naplesplayers.org for additional information.

16 MONDAY 4:00 p.m. Lego Club. Join the club and be ready to accept this month’s building challenges. Share ideas, be creative, make new friends, and have fun. Bricks will be provided. Ages 5-11 years. Registration is not required. Located at East Naples Library, 8787 Tamiami Tr. E., Naples. Call 239-775-5592 or check collierlibrary. org for additional information. 6:30 p.m. Peter Rabbit Party. If you liked the movie, you’ll love our party. Come enjoy theme-related crafts, and snacks. We’ll also have a photo and petting session with our rabbit, Trix. Located at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-593-0870 or check collierlibrary.org for additional information.

17 TUESDAY 2:00 p.m. Earth Day Make and Take. Make an Earth Day mobile to decorate your house. We will have a table set up full of everything you need. All ages. Registration is not required. Located at Golden Gate Library, 2432 Lucerne Rd., Naples, and at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples. Check collierlibrary.org. 4:00 p.m. Petting Zoo with 4-H. Miss Tish from UF/IFAS Extension Collier County will bring some fun animals for us to pet. Enjoy the beautiful weather on the porch while you learn about cute animals. Ages 3-11 years. Registration required. Located at Vanderbilt Beach Library, 788 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples. Call 239597-8444 or check collierlibrary.org for additional information. 6:00 p.m. Free Healthy Living Series. Whether you are trying to prevent, manage or even reverse chronic diseases, need to lose a few pounds, or just want to learn how to become healthier, this series is for you. Located at Greater Naples YMCA, 5450 YMCA Rd., Naples. Call 239-597-3148 or check greaternaplesymca.org.

18 WEDNESDAY 3:00 p.m. Paws to Read. Come meet Baxter the golden retriever. Bring your favorite book or pick a library book to read to this book loving dog or just stop by to give him a pet. All ages. Registration is not required. Located at South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy., Naples. Call 239-252-7542 or check collierlibrary.org. 5:30 p.m. Reach for the Sky with Stomp Rockets. Join us for scientific fun as we make paper rockets, then propel them skyward on a PVC-made launch pad. A fun program for the whole family. All ages welcome. Registration required. Located at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples. Check collierlibrary.org.

19 THURSDAY 4:00 p.m. Origami. Learn about the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. See demonstrations and learn how to make some of your own creations. Ages 11-17

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years. Registration required. Located at Golden Gate Library, 2432 Lucerne Rd., Naples. Call 239-252-4542 or check collierlibrary.org for additional information. 6:00 p.m. Third Thursday on Third Street South. Live music in the Fleischmann Courtyard. Located at Third Street South, Naples. Call 239-434-6533 or check www.napleschamber.org for additional information. 7:00 p.m. PFLAG Support Group Meeting. The Naples chapter of PFLAG (Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meets on the third Thursday of each month. Call 239-513-4568 for location.

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20 FRIDAY 9:00 a.m. Earth Day BOGO. In celebration of Earth Day, the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center offers “buy one, get one free admission.” Higher price prevails. Cannot be combined with other offers. Located at Rookery Bay, 300 Tower Rd., Naples. Call 239-417-6310 or check rookerybay.org for additional information. 10:30 a.m. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Select dates through May 20. $19 for kids of all ages includes lunch and show. Located at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Call 239-278-4422 or check www.BroadwayPalm.com for additional information. 2:30 p.m. Recycled Crafts. Celebrate Earth Day and drop in to the Children’s Library to create some recycled crafts from discarded CDs. Ages 5-11 years. Registration is not required. Located at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples, and South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy., Naples. Check collierlibrary.org. 6:30 p.m. Buddy Break Respite Program for Kids With Special Needs. Threehour monthly session of free respite care for children with special needs and their siblings. Every third Friday. Registration required. Located at Naples Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5050 Davis Blvd., Naples. Call 239-272-8031 or check www. naplessdachurch.org to register your child or to volunteer. 8:00 p.m. Spamalot School Edition. Through April 22. Presented by Alliance for the Arts Youth Theatre. Located at Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. Call 239-939-2787 or check www.artinlee.org.

Miracle Opening Nights & Fireworks

Hammond Stadium, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Rd., Fort Myers April 5 - 6 • 7 p.m. Celebrate the beginning of the 2018 Miracle season with Southwest Florida's most spectacular fireworks show! Fireworks begin after the games. Miracle vs Stone Crabs. 239-768-4210

Aviation Day

Page Field, 5200 Captain Channing Page Dr., Fort Myers Saturday, April 7•10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aviation aircraft exhibits, airplane and helicopter rides, children’s activities, bounce houses, clowns and face painting and more! 239-275-1769

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Riverside Park, Old U.S. 41/Pennsylvania Ave., Bonita Springs Saturday, April 7 • 4 p.m. Live entertainment, children’s activities & more. www.cityofbonitasprings.org

Disney On Ice: Reach For The Stars Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero April 13 - 15 www.ticketmaster.com

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21 SATURDAY 7:30 a.m. Reeling for Autism. Come join us for our tournament and event. A great day with a silent auction, kids’ fishing, live music, and fun. Sponsorship opportunities available. Located at Fort Myers Beach. Check www.visitfortmyersbeach. com for additional information. 9:00 a.m. Healthy Kids Day. Our annual, nationwide initiative designed to inspire all youth, parents, and caregivers – regardless of membership status – to get active and make healthy choices. Located at Greater Naples YMCA, 5450 YMCA Rd., Naples. Call 239-597-3148 or check greaternaplesymca.org . 10:00 a.m. Green is Great. Earth Day Storytime. Join us for stories and a craft celebrating the environment, for ages 3-6. All children attending must be registered. Located at South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy., Estero. Call 239-479-4636 or check collierlibrary.org for additional information. 10:00 a.m. Earth Day Festival at the Conservancy. Features guest speakers, live music, festival food, exhibits, crafts, face painting, live animal programs, and boat rides. Located at Conservancy of SW Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. Call 239-262-0304 or check www.conservancy.org for additional information. 10:00 a.m. Magic Carpet Family Concert. An up-close concert with instrument demonstrations, these performances are a great way for families to learn more about instruments and music-making. For youth ages 3-9, this concert will feature musicians from the Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia. Located at Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Call 239-597-1111 or check artisnaples.org. 10:00 a.m. Junior Ranger Program. Come in for a fun learning experience and become a Junior Ranger. Discover and learn about plants, animals, and other secrets of the park. Meet in the picnic area. Ideal for children ages 6-12. Parental presence required. Located at Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero. Call 239-992-0311 or check www.floridastateparks.org for additional information. 1:30 p.m. Pups ‘n’ Books. Stop by to read to a dog or just to pet one. Dogs are provided by PAWS Assistance and Therapy Dogs. All ages. Registration is not required. Located at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-593-0870 or check collierlibrary.org for additional information. 2:30 p.m. Remake It. Turning Trash into Treasures. Get ready for Earth Day by recycling stuff you usually throw away into beautiful craft projects. Ages 11-17 years. Registration required. Located at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-593-0870 or check collierlibrary.org.

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6:30 p.m. Mini Moo Petting Zoo. Goats, rabbits, and chickens are just a few of the animals you’ll interact with. All ages. Located at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-593-0870 or check collierlibrary.org for additional information.

22 SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Vendor and Craft Fair at Southern Fresh Farms. Food, crafts, local produce, beer, live entertainment, playground, and petting zoo. Located at Southern Fresh Farms, 8500 Penzance Blvd., Fort Myers. Check www.southernfresh.farm for additional information.

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of having all the sales in one location. If you are interested in reserving a spot to sell used items, call the respective park location to reserve a spot. Located at Max A. Hasse Jr. Community Park, 3390 Golden Gate Blvd., Naples. Call 239-348-7500 or check colliergov.net for additional information. 9:00 a.m. Science Saturday. Science Saturdays provide an opportunity for families to spend the day at the Environmental Learning Center enjoying programs, labs and activities centered around a different science theme, on the last Saturday of every month. Located at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd., Naples. Call 239-417-6310 or check rookerybay.org for additional information. 10:00 a.m. Tamiami Trail 90th Anniversary Celebration and Festival. Festivities will include a parade, live music, food, and fun for all the family as well as a walking tour of historic buildings and the “old timers” storytelling. Located at Museum of the Everglades, 105 Broadway West, Everglades City. Call 239-695-0008 or check evergladesmuseum.org.

4:00 p.m. Let’s Go Bananas. Bananagrams – the anagram game that will drive you bananas. How good are you under pressure? Are you good at spelling? Love a challenge? Located at Immokalee Branch Library, 417 N. First St., Immokalee. Call 239-657-2882 or check collierlibrary.org for additional information.

24 TUESDAY 10:00 a.m. Terrific Trees. Also on April 26. Help us tap the magic tree to see what we find. Learn about the changing season’s effect on trees and the creatures that live near the trees. Located at Conservancy of SW Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. Call 239-262-0304 or check www.conservancy.org. 3:30 p.m. Mineral Mosaics. Create beautiful mosaic art and learn about minerals. There will be a choice of templates on which to put tiles and we will frame our pictures when finished. Ages 5-11 years. Registration required. Located at Golden Gate Library, 2432 Lucerne Rd., Naples. Call 239-252-4542 or check collierlibrary.org. 4:00 p.m. Baby Animals Galore. It’s Spring. Time for baby animal fun. Come see what Tish from 4-H has for you this year. It could be ducks, chicks and more. Ages 3 years and older. Registration is recommended. Located at South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy., Naples. Call 239-252-7542 or check collierlibrary.org. 5:00 p.m. Sensory Night at C’mon. For children on the autism spectrum and or with other sensory integration disorders. Lighting and sound are muted and cool down spaces are provided. Limited participation in order to minimize crowds, and registration is required. Located at Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, 15080 Livingston Rd., Naples. Call 239-514-0084 or check www.cmon.org.

25 WEDNESDAY 10:15 a.m. Orchid Basics. Have you ever aspired to cultivate prize-winning orchids? Start with the basics in this program. Located at Estates Branch Library, 1266 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples. Call 239-455-8088 or check collierlibrary.org. 6:00 p.m. Art After Hours. Enjoy free admission to The Baker Museum the last Wednesday of each month from 6-9 p.m. Live music. Audiences of all ages are welcome to view the galleries and learn from our docents. Located at Artis-Naples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Call 239-597-1111 or check artisnaples.org.

26 THURSDAY 4:00 p.m. Maker Space. Bring your friends and have some fun together creating fun crafts. All ages. Registration is not required. Located at Immokalee Branch Library, 417 N. First St., Immokalee. Call 239-657-2882 or check collierlibrary.org.

27 FRIDAY 10:00 a.m. Art Smarts. Join us for a special story time focusing on process art. This month’s theme will be spring. We’ll enjoy some stories, sing some songs, and wear some old clothes because we’ll get inventive creating some colorful spring art. Ages 2-5 years. Located at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-593-0870 or check collierlibrary.org for additional information.

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11:00 a.m. Smoke on the Water BBQ and Music Festival. Browse local retail vendors, enjoy delicious barbecue, listen to great bands, and watch the young ones have a blast in the Kids Zone. Located at Fort Myers River District. Call 855-7323836 for additional information.

Summer Camp 2018 Are you looking for summer camp for your children? Whether you need one week of specialty camp or an entire summer of daily supervision, we have the answer for you! This year, we have expanded our section on Special Needs Camps to include those beyond SWFL Florida to give you additional options. Check out the directory – you’ll find the right fit for every child.

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SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION Intervention for challenged readers grades K-4. Also, SAT Prep for Reading, Writing, and Essay sections.

ACADEMIC CAMPS SUMMER SKILLS BRIDGE PROGRAM AT EDUCATIONAL PATHWAYS ACADEMY Naples l 239-289-3639 educationalpathwaysacademy.com

ARTS CAMPS BACKSTAGE DANCE ACADEMY 5385 Jaeger Rd., Unit 102, Naples 239-566-3535 www.naplessummercamp.com

The Summer Skills Bridge Program at Educational Pathways Academy is designed to offer learners a platform to maintain and sharpen crucial language-based academic skills during the summer. Small classes taught by creative, experienced teachers will allow students to strengthen essential reading skills in the areas of vocabulary development, fluency, and comprehension focusing on inference, main idea, sequencing, comparing/contrasting, and making predictions. Learners will practice and build written expression skills as they take part in creative writing experiences. Exciting activities in art and technology provide additional ways for tapping into inventiveness and imagination. June 11-15, 18-22, and 25-29, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. This is a comprehensive three-week program. There are no weekly options. Open to all local students who are rising 3rd-6th graders. Cost is $750, with $375 due upon registration and remaining $375 due by June 1.

This summer we will offer weekly thematic five-day dance camps for children ages 3-8. Our structured, fun-filled camps will include multiple styles of dance, arts & crafts, and other fun dance activities that will keep your dancers focused and leave them with happy memories and a wonderful summer experience. Crafts and a camp t-shirt are included. Each week will conclude with an instudio demonstration, so plan to bring your cameras! Registration will begin mid-April. Our current Backstage Dance Academy will have the first opportunity to register, and then registration will be opened to the public. Stop by and visit our friendly front desk staff. CENTERS FOR THE ARTS OF BONITA SPRINGS 10150 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs 239-495-8989, ext. 15 ArtCenterBonita.org

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15 students or less offer students individual attention while they explore the exciting, learning adventures available in the arts. Creative classes engage students in activities that use abstract and tactile problem solving skills while having fun. Opportunities for ages 4-18 include painting, cooking, sewing, dance, theater, music, and more. New camps for summer 2018 include 3D Design & Printing, S.T.E.A.M., Singing Intensive, Music Camp, and Ship Wrecked. Generous discounts and scholarships are available to ensure art, music, theater, and dance are affordable for all. DANCE ARTS BY MARIA 5610 Yahl St., #10, Naples 239-513-6999 www.naplesdancearts.com Dance Arts by Maria, Inc., offers several summer programs tailored for all ages and levels of dance. Summer dance camps are for ages 3-12 and incorporate dance, arts & crafts, and activities. Summer intensive programs are for the serious dancer and involve several styles of dance in an intensive atmosphere, and summer classes are offered for all ages and levels in all styles.

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Always something new and fun for budding artists, actors, chefs and dancers. Age specific classes of 15 students or less offer students individual attention while they explore the exciting, learning adventures available in the arts. Creative classes engage students in activities that use abstract and tactile problem solving skills while having fun. Opportunities for ages 4-18 include painting, cooking, sewing, dance, theater, music, and more. New camps for Summer 2018 include 3D Design & Printing, S.T.E.A.M., Singing Intensive, Music Camp and Ship Wrecked. Generous discounts and scholarships are available to ensure art, music, theater and dance are affordable for all.

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GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE 755 8th Ave. S., Naples 239-261-7529, ext. 207 Gulfshoreplayhouse.org/education Gulfshore Playhouse is opening registration for its 2018 summer programs, serving students ages 6-18. The Little Mermaid Jr., for ages 6-14, runs June 11-29. Program fee is $350 for students 6-8, and $500 for ages 9-14. The Teen Conservatory runs July 9-Aug. 3. From June 4-July 13, Gulfshore Playhouse will offer one-week programs for ages 6-18, including the following: June 4-8, ages 6-8: The Velveteen Rabbit; $200 per student. July 9-13, ages 6-8: Broadway Bootcamp Jr.; $225 per student. June 4-8, ages 9-12: The Lorax; $200 per student. July 9-13, ages 9-12: Broadway Bootcamp; $225 per student. June 4-8, ages 13-18: Acting Shakespeare; $300 per student. June 11-15, ages 13-18: Musical Theatre Intensive.; $325 per student. Need-based scholarships are available for all programs, but limitations apply. In-person registration opens for City of Naples residents on Monday, April 2 at 9:00 AM. For all other participants, registration opens on Monday, April 16 at 9:00 AM. KIDZACT YOUTH THEATRE OF THE NAPLES PLAYERS 701 5th Ave. S., Naples 239-434-7340, ext. 127 naplesplayers.org KidzAct educates, enriches, and empowers the youth of Naples to create vibrant art and entertainment and to become leaders in the community by engaging in teamwork, respect, and imagination. We offer four summer camp sessions for ages 3-18 that last for two weeks each. Our sessions begin on June 4, with no classes the week of July 4. We offer a variety of classes with tuitions at varying prices per level. Great scholarships are available for all classes and productions. NEAPOLITANfamily • April 2018


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION NAPLES ART ASSOCIATION 585 Park St., Naples 239-262-6517 www.NaplesArt.org Great art opportunities for youth happen year round at the Naples Art Association. In addition to regularly scheduled classes and workshops just for kids, don’t miss the NAA’s popular ARTScool for children ages 5-17 this summer. The program includes eight different sessions in a variety of subjects weekly from June 4 through Aug. 3, with two class times daily: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Early morning drop-off is available at 8:00 a.m. for an additional $5 per day. ARTScool curriculum offers project-based learning that incorporates math, science, language, history, technology, and design into creative courses like Bake Sale Bonanza; Wearable Art; Wire and Bead Sculpture; Creative Carvings; and Gadgets, Gizmos, and a Robot. NAPLES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 1048 Castello Dr., Naples 239-597-6722 naplesperformingartscenter.com

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Come visit us at our new location! Naples Performing Arts Center offers summer camp, classes, private lessons, and workshops in all three performing arts areas. NPAC also offers a year round program for students with special needs. The “I’m a Star” program gives students with intellectual challenges numerous opportunities

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GENERAL/MULTI-SPECIALTY CAMPS CAMP EINSTEIN 4630 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples 239-455-3227 templeshalompreschool.org Temple Shalom’s Camp Einstein is an exceptional academic camp for children 5-8 years old, led by adult preschool teachers. This program involves learning through hands-on games, creative writing and illustrating, and thought-provoking activities, providing a wonderful opportunity for children to expand their knowledge and continue to learn while having a fun and creative experience. Whether the children are writing a business plan and opening their very own store, designing their own city and building it, or learning about measurements and baking yummy treats, they are always learning through doing. CAMP SHALOM 4630 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples 239-455-3227 templeshalompreschool.org Temple Shalom’s Camp Shalom is an outstanding seven-week summer program for children ages 2-5. Campers participate in water play, dancing, arts & crafts, STEM activities, cooking, performing arts, foreign language, science, and music, all while exercising their creativity, imagination, talent, and funny bones. Whether they are playing in water or sand, or are covered in paint, they are enjoying the company of friends and the love and caring of fabulous adult teachers and wonderful assistants who engage the children in fun games and exploration in a safe and loving environment. CHILDREN’S MONTESSORI SCHOOL 2535 Northbrooke Plaza Dr., Naples 239-593-6668 www.childmont.com Children’s Montessori School is excited to present the Animal Discoveries Summer Camp from June 2 to July 27. Themed weeks include Dinosaur Dig, Radical Reptiles, Under the Sea, Mad About Mammals, Buggin Out, Shark Week, Amphibian Antics, and Birds of a Feather. Campus hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer VPK is offered from June 4 to July 30. CITY OF NAPLES Various locations in Naples 239-213-3020 www.naplesgov.com The City of Naples offers a variety of specialty summer camps offered for pre-K to teens. The specialty camps will be held at many locations within the City of Naples and include camps at Lowdermilk Park, The Naples Preserve, Fleischmann Park, River Park, Anthony Park, The Norris Center, the Arthur L. Allan Tennis Center in Cambier

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SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION Park, and a variety of other locations. Call Fleischmann Park at 239-213-3020; River Park at 239-213-3037; or Norris Center at 239-213-3058. COLLIER COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION 10 locations in Collier County 239-252-4000 www.collierparks.com Experience any of the following camps for elementary and middleschool aged children: day, educational, arts and theater, robotics, video game design, extreme sports, sports, skiing, sailing, and fishing. Sibling discounts. Camps are held at 10 convenient locations throughout Collier County, M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Before-camp care starts at 7:15 a.m. and after-camp care runs until 6 p.m. CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples 239-262-0304 www.conservancy.org/summercamp The Conservancy is offering its popular summer camps again in 2018. For children entering grades K-6, Oceans Ahoy explores marine biology and oceans; Marsh Mania covers coastal mangroves and cypress swamps; and Critter Camp examines scaly, splashy, and feathered animals. For students finishing grades 7-9, the Junior Naturalist program offers hands-on activities and ecosystem exploration, and also allows participants to complete 10 hours of

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community service. Weekly camps are held June 11-Aug. 3 (no camp the week of July 4). Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with before- and after-care programs available. The cost per week is $255 -$285 for Conservancy members and $305-$355 for non-members. FULL S.T.E.A.M. AHEAD St. John the Evangelist, 625 111th Ave. N., Naples 239-451-3142 www.fullsteamaheadfl.com Our world-class summer camp programs are back again for 2018, offering everything from video game creation to dance to 3D printing. All of our campers get snack, free explore time, free early drop-off and late pick up, a free t-shirt, and participation in our Challenge Badge program, designed to keep kids engaged, curious, and always learning more. THE GARDEN SCHOOL OF NAPLES 6051 Bayshore Dr., Naples 239-424-9084 l www.gardenschoolnaples.com The Garden School is offering a four-week summer camp in 2018. Parents can sign up their children for one, two, three, or four weeks. Camp runs from 8 a.m. to noon, M-F. The cost is $175 per week. June 4-8, Princesses and Princes at the Castle; June 11-15, Dinosaurs: Their Habitat and Era; June 18-22, Oceans and Their Secret Creatures; and June 25-29, Holidays Around the World. For more information, call or stop by between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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THE GREATER NAPLES YMCA 5450 YMCA Rd., Naples 239-571-9022 www.greaternaplesymca.org

New this summer are non-LEGO STEM camps for kids ages 13+, and revamped LEGO camps for younger children. Weekly camps, June 4-Aug. 3. KidsTek Learning offers a fun filled series of after-school enrichment programs as well as LEGO and Minecraft camps. Designed and developed by the founder John Van Gilder, an integrated circuit design engineer with more than 25 years experience, all KidsTek programs are focused on teaching and inspiring a future generation of innovators in science and engineering. Whether it’s playing with LEGO models of their own design or building LEGO models designed by KidsTek, kids will have a great time in one of the LEGO camps while learning about space exploration, architecture, car design, amusement park design, and create/build models from Star Wars. In the Minecraft camps, kids learn how redstone and command blocks work. MONTESSORI ACADEMY OF NAPLES 2659 Professional Circle, Suite 1118, Naples 239-597-2255 l www.naplesmontessori.org Summer Programs: Elementary for 6-12 year olds; Children’s House for 3-5 year olds. Children do not have to be a MAN student to enroll in our Summer Programs. Children will have a summer of mystery solving, skill building, and fun. The program is an eclectic mix of activities that ask and answer everyday questions like “How do you make paper?”, “How do plants grow?”, or “How do you fly a kite?” Areas of emphasis will be on fostering social grace and courtesy; developing practical and personal skills for both work and play; and encouraging scientific inquiry and experimentation. Each program offers age-appropriate activities that reinforce the idea of building specific skills and knowledge. All programs are set in a prepared Montessori environment and incorporate an outside time each day, weather permitting. Conveniently located just off Immokalee Road at interstate 75, next to Hodges University. NEAPOLITANfamily • April 2018


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION NAPLES ZOO AT CARIBBEAN GARDENS 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd., Naples 239-262-5409, ext. 158 napleszoo.org

THE SALVATION ARMY FRAN COHEN YOUTH CENTER 1472 Airport Rd. S., Naples 239-210-4019 l salvationarmynaples.org

Camp WILD starts June 11 and is a week-long daily camp where campers will enjoy games, activities, behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, arts and crafts, and much more. Campers are separated into three groups based on age. Each week, campers receive morning and afternoon snacks, indoor and outdoor time, and a t-shirt. Camp runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Extended care is available for a fee. Age groups: Nature Cubs, 5-6 year olds; Leapin’ Lemurs, 7-9 year olds; and Cheetah Champs, 10-12 year olds. Members: $270 per week. Non-members: $295 per week. Discounts available for multiple weeks and multiple children. PRECIOUS CARGO ACADEMY 5200 Crayton Rd., Naples 239-261-7442 www.preciouscargoacademy.org

The Salvation Army Fran Cohen Youth Center’s summer day camp, offers engaging and educational activities for children ages 6-12. M-F, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Cost is $70 per week. $25 registration. Volunteer opportunities for kids ages 15-18. Includes lunch daily and field trips. SOUTH BREEZE DAY CAMP 6000 Goodlette Rd. N., Naples 239-213-8001 l southbreezedaycamp.com Campers ages 3-13 enjoy fun-filled days with a variety of activities including sports, science/robotics, theater, and creative arts. Located on the campus of The Village School of Naples, July 2 to Aug. 3. Enrollment is limited.

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Precious Cargo, a full-time, year-round daycare and preschool, offers summer camp for children in grades K-5, as well as summer VPK. We offer small group sizes and fun curriculum that includes summer review skills. Academics include mathematics, science, and literacy skills. The children enjoy weekly field trips to destinations including the Imaginarium, Naples Zoo, Sun ‘N’ Fun Lagoon, the beach, Conservancy, and Paragon Pavilion movie theater.

CAMP HIGHLANDER Mills River, North Carolina 828-891-7721 l www.camphighlander.com Experience a magical summer at Camp Highlander, a summer camp for girls and boys located on Old Forge Mountain in Mills River, North Carolina. Year after year, girls and boys from all over the

Founded in 1957, CampCamp Highlander is a summer for boys and girls the Founded in 1957, Highlander is acamp summer camp for in boys beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. Between rock climbing, arts and girls in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. and crafts, a high ropes course, hiking/backpacking, canoeing/kayaking and There is never a dull moment camp with activities such as many other activities, there’s never a at dull moment on fun camp! With an emphasis on developing young and women of courage,course, honesty, zip integrity andhorsefaith, rock climbing, themen high ropes challenge lining, Highlander truly is acanoeing/kayaking, place like no other! back riding,Camp hiking/backpacking, painting,

woodworking and much more.ages With5-10), an emphasis on developing Rookie 1: (6 days, June 11-16 Sidebar young men andSubtitle women ofText courage, honesty, integrity and faith, Rookie 2: (6 days, ages 18-23 Camp Highlander truly is a5-10), place June like no other!

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Session B (Ages 5-16) – July 1-13 Session C (Ages 8-16) – July 15 - August 3 Father/Son Weekend: June 2-4 Father/Son Weekend (Ages 5-13) – June 1-3 Mother/Daughter Weekend (Ages 5-13) – September 7-9 Mother/Daughter Weekend: September 8-10 Family Camp (All Ages) – May 25-28

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Give your child the Sport of a Lifetime! Especially for beginners, ages 5-16

Learn or improve tennis at Collier County Parks Weekly group lessons and holiday and summer camps Fun! Fitness! Friendships! Highly qualified tennis professionals, trained in making tennis fun and fulfilling

Visit www.TennisDynamicsNaples.com or call Spike Gonzales at 239-248-0894 country come to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina and Camp Highlander – a special place where children learn important life lessons about courage, honesty, integrity, and faith while having the time of their lives. Come discover why Camp Highlander is a place a place like no other.

children with special needs to experience an overnight camp July 11-15. A day camp option also is available, and transportation can be provided. All meals are included, and there are dormitory-style accommodations with full bathroom facilities. The cost of the camp is $550. Limited financial aid available. CAMP ABLE ACADEMY 5860 Golden Gate Pkwy., Naples 239-352-7600 theableacademy.org

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS AMPUTEE COALITION PADDY ROSSBACH YOUTH CAMP Clarksville, OH www.amputee-coalition.org Since 2000, the Amputee Coalition has provided a safe place for kids to learn more about living with limb loss and limb difference. Today, it has evolved to a traditional summer camp, complete with canoes and campfires. Most importantly, the focus is on the campers: kids living with limb loss and limb difference, ages 10-17. CAMP ABLE AT ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 1101 N Collier Blvd., Marco Island 239-394-7242 www.campable.org At Camp Able, we aspire to be a community that celebrates our diverse abilities and gifts. Camp Able offers the opportunity for

Camp Able Academy offers an intensive and comprehensive summer camp program for children with special needs, ages pre-K through high school. This program typically has an extensive waitlist. CAMP THUNDERBIRD 909 E. Welch Rd., Apopka, FL 407-889-8088 www.questinc.org Quest’s Camp Thunderbird’s 6- and 12-day overnight sessions give parents and guardians a break from the demands of 24-hour caregiving. For many families, this respite is their first chance to relax, spend time with friends, or even take a vacation knowing that their loved one is receiving quality care and attention.

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SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION CAMP WEGO 352-445-2044 Holder, FL l Campwego.com We offer high-quality supervised tours for teens and adults with special needs year around. Our travel programs are specialized for individuals with developmental disabilities, autism, learning disabilities, ADHD and Asperger’s syndrome. Camp Wego is fully committed to developing life and social skills for individuals with special needs, ages 14 and up. We travel throughout the U.S., and offer cruises and theme park vacations. We travel in small groups and usually with a ration of one staff member to four travelers. CITY OF NAPLES 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples 239-213-3037 l www.naplesgov.com City of Naples offers a summer camp option for children with special needs at River Park, and it currently has an extensive wait list. Call for more information or to be placed on the waitlist. COLLIER COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION 15000 Livingston Rd., Naples 239-252-4045 l collierparks.com

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Collier County offers inclusion opportunities as well as summer camps specifically designed for children with special needs. For more information, visit the website, or the office at North Collier Regional Park. DIABETES DAY CAMP Greater Naples YMCA, 5450 YMCA Rd., Naples 239-821-5051 l www.HelpADiabeticChild.org Help a Diabetic Child Foundation purchases diabetes supplies and insulin for children and college students whose families are having financial difficulties. The organization also hosts a Diabetes Day Camp in the summer and the Diabetes Awareness Outreach Series. Check the website for future events. EASTER SEALS CAMP CHALLENGE 31600 Camp Challenge Rd., Sorrento, FL 352-383-4711, ext. 201 easterseals.com/florida Easterseals Camp Challenge provides weekend camp and family fun days, in addition to summer camp. Children six years of age and older and adults of any age, with disabilities or special needs, may enjoy a getaway filled with laughter, friendship, and fun. Exciting activities include swimming, zip lining, archery, sports, drama, arts & crafts, and special events. GOLISANO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF NAPLES 15080 Livingston Rd., Naples 239-514-0084 www.cmon.org While C’mon does not offer camps designed for children with special needs, it does provides accommodations in its summer camps on a case-by-case basis. Call for more information. NEAPOLITANfamily • April 2018

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These camps are designed for participants with special physical and/or developmental delays. All potential special needs camp participants are required to complete an assessment by Parks & Recreation’s Special Needs department in order to register. Campers with varying disabilities have the opportunity to register in the Special Needs summer camp programs upon assessment. LIGHTHOUSE OF COLLIER, INC. 2685 Lighthouse Dr. S., Suite 211, Naples 239-430-3934 l www.lighthouseofcollier.org We offer a summer camp program July 9-Aug. 3 for children who are blind and visually impaired. The education curriculum focuses on helping with: compensatory skills, such as communication modes; orientation and mobility; social interaction skills; independent living skills; recreation and leisure skills; career education; use of assistive technology; self-determination; and visual efficiency skills. The program is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., M-F. Call 239-430-3934.

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SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION NAPLES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 1048 Castello Dr., Naples 239-597-6722 naplesperformingartscenter.com NPAC offers its “I’m a Star!” program year-round. It gives students with intellectual challenges numerous opportunities to be “stars” and shine on the stage. They are challenged with music theory curriculum, vocal and acting classes, and specially designed choreography. Students perform in various community events, open up for NPAC’s JuniorStage and MainStage productions, and hold their very own I’m a STAR Showcase each season. NAPLES THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER 206 Ridge Dr., Naples 239-596-2988 www.naplestherapeuticridingcenter.org NTRC offers inclusion horsemanship camps during June and July each year. Our camps accommodate both special-needs and typically developing children. Horsemanship skills include riding, horse care, grooming, anatomy, tacking, and a daily craft activity. The summer camps are supervised by a PATH-certified therapeutic riding instructor as well as a state certified public school teacher. Our camper to counselor ration is 1:1. For ages 4-16. Campers are placed based on their abilities and current horsemanship skills. Campers must be potty-trained, able to follow verbal directions, and have an interest in learning more about horses and horse care.

TALISMAN SUMMER PROGRAMS Western North Carolina 828-697-6313 l www.talismancamps.com Talisman Programs is a summer camp for young people ages 6-22 with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (Asperger’s), ADD/ADHD, and other learning differences. We provide a structured, nurturing environment in an exciting adventure program. THERAPEUTIC SUMMER CAMP Naples l 239-597-2343 Audra Boxma, Kathleen Meyerson, and Julie McKenzie are offering a therapeutic summer camp with four hours of therapy each day, focusing on social skills, emotional regulation, anger management, self esteem, occupational therapy, academic, and executive functioning skills. For elementary, middle, and high school students.

SPORTS CAMPS ACADEMIA SÁNCHEZ-CASAL 2035 Sánchez-Casal Way, Naples 239-263 1818 l www.asc-florida.com The ASC Summer Camp is designed for players from around the world ages 8-25 years. The Sánchez-Casal System allows all levels of players to enjoy high performance training. Basic, intermediate,

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and advanced level players all will thrive within the ASC training environment. The ideal combination of tennis and performance training, language classes, and leisure activities will enable campers to have an unforgettable summer camp experience. PROVIDENCE EQUESTRIAN CENTER 13731 E. Terry St., Bonita Springs 239-948-7669 providenceequestriancenter.com Daily riding lessons are just the beginning of this fun and comprehensive camper experience. Everything “hands on” with horses: horsey games, horsey crafts, and horsey water activities. Enjoy interaction with our small animals, including goats, pig, ducks, and chickens - yes we’ll collect eggs! Beginners welcome. Special clinic sessions for intermediate and advanced riders. Weekly sessions M-F, 8:30 a.m. to noon. TENNIS DYNAMICS Naples 239-248-0894 l tennisdynamicsnaples.com TennisDynamics offers children’s (ages 6-15) tennis camps at Vineyards and Veterans Community Parks in June and at the Cypress Woods Country Club in July and August. Camps for tournamentlevel players are run by invitation at the Wilderness Country Club FBCN VBS AD 2.pdf

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS COVENANT CHURCH OF NAPLES 6926 Trail Blvd., Naples 239-597-3464 l covenantnaples.com An exciting new VBS is coming to Covenant Church. Basic Elements: A Science-inspired, child-focused VBS program will be held June 18-22 from 8:45 a.m. to noon for children 4 years old to those entering 6th grade. The Biblical truth combined with hands-on science exploration equals unforgettable faith lessons for your children. Register online. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH NAPLES VBS 3000 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples 239-596-8600, press 2 www.fbcn.org/VBS Vacation Bible School will be held June 4-8 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. This fun week is for current pre-K 3 year olds (must be 4 by Sept. 1) through 5th grade.

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