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COMPLIMENTARY

It’s Time to Plan for

Summer Camp!

2019 Camp Directory for All Interests, Ages, and Abilities Things You Never Knew About Camp What You Really Need to Pack

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Join us Easter Sunday APRIL 21

EASTER PARTY & EGG HUNT APRIL 6

10 AM - NOON Children and their parents are invited to a special morning of learning about the true meaning of Easter using the Resurrection Eggs. Each family will geta a box of to keep! This will include story, songs and fun activities and keep cool with a KONA ice!

EASTER Covenant Church of Naples | PCA

3 SERVICES 7:30, 9 & 11 AM Children’s Church Ages 3 years - 3rd Grade 9 & 11 AM

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Registration for Fall 2019 opens April 1st Providing a loving environment for children while offering parents and caregivers a needed break

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Science Inspired, Christ Focused VBS Program

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SUNDAY, APRIL 7

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 2019 TABLE OF CONTENTS

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FROM THE PUBLISHER

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FAMILY MOVIE PREVIEWS

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COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT UPDATE

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CITY CONNECTION

on the cover…

14 Celebrate Earth Day by Becoming a Better Recycler. Many of us are unintentionally contaminating our recycling bins. Here’s how to ensure what we recycle doesn’t end up in the landfill. by Anna Snyder

Our Biggest Summer Camp Section Ever! 27 Top 10 Things You Never Knew About Camp. Some of the benefits of summer camp may surprise you. 28 The Ultimate Packing Primer. What to bring to camp that’s not on the list. by Stacy Nicolau

Isaiah Gray is 9 years old and attends Allen Park Elementary School in Fort Myers. He is the son of Stephanie Messam and brother to Roger, 4, and Hector, 2. He fences and plays soccer, basketball, and piano. Thank you to the Southwest Florida Fencing Academy in Fort Myers for providing the equipment for our photo shoot!

Cover photo by Peggy Farren of Avant Garde Photography 239-263-7001 • naplesportraits.com

29 Too Old for Camp? If your kids have aged out of camp, but you don’t want them on their phones for the entire summer, check out our list of counselor-in-training programs.

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31 Summer Camp Directory. Whether you need a half-day camp for your preschooler, or sleepaway camp for your tween, there is something for everyone in our 2019 guide to summer camps. Find a camp that your kids will love!

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Family Easter-Extra Service Brief, Child-Friendly Worshi p Experience Easter Egg Hunt Fun Family Dinner

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Open and Affirming congregation that not only welcomes, but celebrates, all people.

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

Robert, Mariann & Megan MacDonald

Pediatric Emergency Department

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North Naples Hospital

NCH North Naples Hospital 11190 Health Park Blvd. Naples, FL 34110

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•Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year •Safe and secure with designated entrance •Calming environment that promotes healing •Child-focused decor •Equipped with the most advanced, child-sized 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

Co-Publisher Stacy Nicolau snicolau@neafamily.com 239-370-5333 Co-Publisher Leigh Ann Newman lanewman@neafamily.com 239-272-0529 Travel Editor Karen T. Bartlett mostlykidsguides@gmail.com 239-595-9026 Feature Writer Anna Snyder Cover Photographer Peggy Farren www.naplesportraits.com Field Photographer Lisette Morales lisettemoralesart@gmail.com 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 ©2019 by Neapolitan Family Publishing LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission is strictly prohibited. NEAPOLITANfamily • April 2019

THIS MONTH: Summer Camp

Nothing makes a parent more eager to register for summer camp than a week of spring break. Our week consisted of too much fast food, late nights of Netflix, a trip to the Collier County Fair, a few movies, and a lot of sleeping in. Not that my kids were complaining, but I knew by the end of the week I needed to work on our summer calendar. Summer vacation has its dilemmas at every age: working parents of young children need consistent full-day camps. Stay-at-home parents need to keep their kids’ schedule interesting and active, while getting a much-needed break to get things done. Parents of tweens and teens have the challenge of finding appropriate camps and summer programs for their age group, when many of them are too young to work or drive. We have compiled a summer camp directory of great options for children of all ages, interests, and abilities and hope it will help you plan a summer that your kids will love. Is your child going to sleepaway camp for the first time? I have eight years of experience packing camp duffels, and I am pleased to share my Ultimate Packing List on page 28. This summer I will be putting that list to good use as I pack my youngest child for sleepaway camp, my son for a summer counselor-in-training (CIT) position at the same camp, and creating a new list as I pack my oldest daughter to leave for her first year of college. Is your camper too old for camp? We found several great camps offering CIT positions, which combine all the fun of summer camp with leadership and work experience, and in many cases, much needed volunteer hours. In addition to all of the resources in this issue, we are excited to again sponsor the Mercato Summer Camp Fair on April 7. Stop by to meet area camp directors in person, gather information, and get ready for summer 2019!

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FAMILY MOVIES

Family Movie Previews for April AVENGERS: ENDGAME Not yet rated; likely PG-13 In theaters 4/26 • For kids 11+ The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to 22 films. The star-studded cast includes Brie Larson, Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Evangeline Lilly, Chris Evans, Josh Brolin, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Rudd, and Michelle Pfeiffer. SHAZAM! Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action, language, and suggestive material In theaters 4/5 • For kids 12+ PENGUINS Rated G In theaters 4/17 • For all ages Disneynature’s Penguins is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner, and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he’s targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after.

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word – SHAZAM! – this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam. MISSING LINK Rated PG for action/peril and some mild rude humor In theaters 4/12 • For kids 6+ Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific

Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, our fearless trio of explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world to help their new friend. Through it all, the three learn that sometimes you can find a family in the places you least expect. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, and Zach Galifianakis.

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SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, April 13, 2019

Official Attempt to Break the Guinness World Record

LARGEST DISPLAY OF TOY PINWHEELS IN THE WORLD PLACE and TIME

On the Beach at Naples Pier, 12th Ave S. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Ceremony and Official Count at 10 a.m.) FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Everyone is welcome to come help "plant" our shimmering pinwheel garden and be part of Naples history. T he spark le of silver, blue and white pinwheels will be visible for at least a mile in each direction on the beach. Pinwheels will be provided at no charge, although donations are gratefully accepted. CURRENT GUINNESS RECORD

2,222 toy pinwheels achieved by Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel, UAE, in February 2018.

Children's Advocacy Center of Collier County: Jackie Stephens, CEO CEREMONY HOSTS

Honorary Chair NBC-2 Anchor Peter Busch and Naples Mayor Bill Barnett SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS

* Singer/songwriter Carlene T hissen will debut her original song, Pinwheel Dreams . * Sand artist Dan Duling will create a large-scale, one-of-a-k ind sand sculpture. * Fine artists Adorable Monique and Mauricio Garay will be at their easels painting on site. WHY PINWHEELS?

Toy pinwheels are the national symbol for the prevention of child abuse and blu� pinwheels represent National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each April, thousands of pinwheel gardens bloom all over America. Now in its fourth year, Pinwheels at the Pier is !Jelieved to be the only pinwheel garden planted on a beach and the largest in the U.S. CORPORATE SPONSORS NCH Healthcare System* Sunmaster of Naples* Capital Bank* Forge Engineering* Iberia Bank * RealPro Realty* Summerfields Home* Garden & Gifts* Lancit Digital Media* Venue Naples/Craye Culinaire* Tacos & Tequila* BSSW Architects

MEDIA SPONSORS eBella Magazine* Life in Naples* Naples Daily News* Mostly Kids' Guides * Neapolitan Family Magazine * Paradise Coast TV * SPECIAL THANKS to Collier County Sheriff's Office.

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YOUR COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

Entrepreneurial Teens Invited to Apply for Business Summer Camp

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unior Achievement of Southwest Florida is seeking entrepreneurial, business-minded teens for a week-long summer camp during which they will learn what it takes to become a successful business leader and potentially win a scholarship. Open to rising high school juniors and seniors from Charlotte, Collier, and Lee counties, the CEO Academy teaches students the basics of starting and operating a successful business. Guided by local business leaders, entrepreneurs, and Florida Gulf Coast University professors, students work in teams to develop a unique business concept and comprehensive business plan. The 2019 CEO Academy runs from June 3-7 at FGCU’s Emergent Technologies Institute in Fort Myers. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Scholarships will be awarded to each student on the winning team in the business plan competition held at the camp’s conclusion. The $100 application fee is refunded if the student is not selected for the camp. The application deadline is May 1. For additional information about the CEO Academy, call 239-225-2590 or visit www.jaswfl.org.

School House Rock is Live at Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre

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chool House Rock is coming to the Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre this spring for selected matinees April 12 through May 11. This fast-paced, high-energy musical adaptation of the Saturday morning cartoon series that taught children science, grammar, math, history, and politics through clever and catchy songs is great for all ages. Ticket are only $19 for both show and dinner. Group rates are available for parties of 20 or more. Reserve tickets by calling 239-278-4422, visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com, or at the box office at 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.

United Arts Council Accepting Entries for Collier Student Exhibit

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tudents in grades 6-12 in Collier County are invited to submit their artwork to be considered for exhibition in the United Arts Council of Collier County Gallery this summer. The application deadline is May 13, and accepted exhibitors will be notified on May 17. An artist reception will be held on June 13. Visit www.uaccollier.com/opportunities/exhibitions for details on submitting an entry.

Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) services are relocating from Golden Gate to Naples at the end of June. The Naples and Immokalee locations will still provide: Healthy Foods Nutrition Education Nutrition Counseling Breastfeeding Support … and more! Call to make an appointment: Naples: 239-252-8208 Immokalee: 239-252-7310 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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COLLIER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

By Jennifer Kupiec

Working to #KeepCollierSafe

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e’re taught from the time we’re young about consequences. “If I cry, mom comes to feed me.” “When I fall and skin my knee, it hurts.” “And when I draw with lipstick on mommy’s new dress, I may get a time out.” Consequences are a part of life. When it comes to school security, there have been some changes – changes that parents and students need to be aware of as they can have major consequences on a child’s future. Collier County Public Schools rolled out a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) in February dealing with school threats. If you have a child in grades 6-12, you should have received communication regarding the PSA. It discusses the consequences of making a threat, whether it be verbal or written, on social media or otherwise. Students are now potentially facing felony charges for such threats.

Understanding the consequences and having conversations with your child ultimately can save them from making a careless decision. Help us ensure your children understand the consequences of their actions. Statements that were once considered a joke could have serious consequences that will impact a student’s future. To watch the PSA, you can visit www.collierschools. com/keepcolliersafe.

Another PSA that will be coming shortly will illustrate the consequences of bringing a weapon onto a school campus. Pursuant to F.S. 1006.07(2)(l), students determined to have brought a firearm or weapon to school, to any school function, or onto any school-sponsored transportation, or students determined to have made threats or false reports, will be expelled for a minimum of one full year. We strongly encourage parents to have this discussion with their children and regularly check their belongings, including backpacks. Understanding the consequences and having conversations with your children ultimately can save them from making a careless decision. Again, visit collierschools. com/keepcolliersafe for more information. Working together, we can #KeepCollierSafe and keep our students on a pathway to a successful and bright future.

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CITY CONNECTION PARKS DEPT.

By Laura Tichy-Smith

Get Out in April to the Parks April is a great time to enjoy our city parks at these programs and events offered by the City of Naples Community Services Department. Landscape of Southwest Florida; April 16 – The Preserve is for the Birds. Call 239-261-4290. (1690 Tamiami Tr. N., Naples) Take Me Out to the Ballgame Reserve your spot now for a field trip on July 24 to Tropicana Field to watch the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Boston Red Sox. Ages 9 and under must be accompanied by parent or coach. Trip includes charter bus transportation and game ticket. $40 if you reserve before June 1, or $50 after June 1. Call 239-213-3020. Mommy/Daddy & Me Painting

Start Thinking About Summer Camp Registration for summer camp opens on April 1 for City of Naples residents and on April 15 for non-residents. Call 239-213-3020. Free Concerts at the Bandshell Bring a blanket for the whole family and enjoy free concerts in Cambier Park. All concerts start at 2 p.m. Gulfcoast Big Band on April 7, Naples Concert Band on April 14, and Naples Dixieland Jazz Band on April 21 & 28. Call 239-213-3058. (755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples) Free Tuesday Morning Nature Talk Series The Naples Preserve continues its tradition of free nature talks at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. The tentative schedule is: April 2 – Sea Turtles: Conservation of a Species, One Turtle at a Time; April 9 – Strange Plants in a Strange Land: Invasive Plants and Their History in the

Looking for an evening-out activity you can do with your kids? Fleischmann Park is offering a painting night with your child (ages 5+). One parent and one child will each paint a canvas, and the paintings will combine to create a unified masterpiece. Supplies included and step-by-step instruction provided. Friday, April 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. $35 for one parent and child ($5 extra for day-of registration). Call 239-213-3020. (1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples) First Friday Family Art Night Bring your kids (ages 8+) to the Norris Center every month and spend a fun evening together learning a new art form. In April, you’ll create a masking tape bottle. Friday, April 5, 7-9:30 p.m. $30 plus $5 supply fee. Call 239-213-3058. (730 Eighth St. S., Naples) Open Gym (18 months and older) Instill healthy habits for life in your toddler by attending the Mommy and Me Open Gym on Wednesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. $6 per child. Call 239-213-3020. (1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples)

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EARTH DAY

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By Anna Snyder

We’re Recycling Wrong Here’s How to Do it Right

hen you consider the amount of waste the average person in Florida generates each day (approximately five pounds, according to Waste Management), it makes sense to recycle everything you possibly can, right? The obvious answer is: OF COURSE! However, many of us may be unwittingly sabotaging our own efforts at keeping trash out of the landfill. “Collier County is working hard to exceed the state’s 75% recycling goal by 2020, and every little bit counts,” said Margie Hapke, public information coordinator for Collier County. “When families recycle correctly, they contribute to our goal of increasing recycling rates. When they recycle incorrectly, it is a missed opportunity to capture those recyclables toward the county’s recycling rates.” Not only does incorrect recycling increase waste, it costs an enormous amount of money. Moreover, this type of contamination negates the efforts of families who recycle correctly. According to Dawn McCormick, director of communications in Florida for Waste Management, “When families place non-recyclables in curbside recycling containers, those items slow down machinery and contaminate the good recyclables. Employees must climb down

and clear machinery. In the last several years, we have seen a 25-30% increase in recycling rates due to larger carts, which is positive. However, we really need to get back to cleaner recycling.” An estimated 90% of residential households participate in curbside recycling programs. While this statistic is encouraging, it doesn’t tell the whole story. “A lot of families are ‘wish-cyclers’,” McCormick explained. “They engage in the recycling process by saying, ‘Well, I hope this is recyclable,’ and then placing the item in their curbside bin. However, this costs money and contaminates good recyclables. Our motto for residential recyclers is: ‘When in doubt, throw it out.’ We really need to get back to cleaner recycling: clean and dry paper, cardboard, bottles, and cans.” By putting non-recyclables in our curbside recycling bins, we are hindering the overall recycling process. “Once recycling has been collected curbside in Collier County, it’s put in semitractor trailers and taken to Waste Management’s Reuter Recycling Center in Pembroke Pines for processing,” said Hapke. “A visual inspection is made of each load. A load that is determined to contain more than 20% contamination can be rejected from the plant. Those materials then must

be taken to a landfill and treated as municipal solid waste (i.e., buried like regular garbage). When that happens, not only are the recyclable materials lost, it costs the company in terms of having to pay tipping fees at the landfill. In addition, the efforts of the people who recycle correctly are wasted because others are careless or confused about what is and isn’t recyclable.” The most common items people place in their curbside recycling carts that cause contamination are: plastic bags and plastic film packaging, Styrofoam, hoses, plastic toys, yard debris, metal objects, coolers, and food. To help with the confusion over what can and cannot be recycled, we’ve asked the experts for clarification on the items that cause the most contamination. Plastics “Plastic shopping bags and film plastic (things like bread bags, sandwich bags, etc.) should not be placed in the recycling cart,” Hapke explained. “Local grocery stores and some big box stores offer plastic bag recycling. Recycling the single use plastic shopping bags through these programs is much more efficient.” Some stores will accept plastic film, such as the kind that encloses toilet paper and paper towels, but call the store first to verify ex-

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actly what types of plastic are accepted. And never place plastic film/shrink wrap in your recycling bin. What about those plastic pillows included in every Amazon.com box? “Plastic air pillows used for packaging are made from plastic film and are not recyclable in our curbside program, so they should not be placed in recycling carts. Plastic packaging material can be reused or donated to local packaging stores for reuse,” Hapke clarified. And, just in case there are any questions, Hapke reiterated: “No plastic bags or any kind of plastic film – even if it has the recycle symbol on it – should be placed in recycling carts.” Bottles and Caps There are other items that may cause confusion. Plastic water bottles, along with their caps, are indeed recyclable. Additionally, plastic laundry detergent bottles, along with plastic soap and household product bottles – and their lids – are recyclable. Glass jars and bottles are recyclable, but only if the jar is cleaned out completely. Hapke stated, “Glass jars should be rinsed or wiped out before placing in recycling cart. If a jar isn’t cleaned out completely, it will contaminate the whole bin.” Moreover, the metal lids on glass jars ARE recyclable, as long as they are clean and dry. Cardboard boxes and paper According to Hapke, “It’s not necessary to remove the labels and tape, however; we do recommend taking off any loose tape so it doesn’t cause issues with other materials. From a personal identity security aspect, it’s best to black out the names and addresses on the labels.” Pizza boxes are not

recyclable, unless they are completely clean and free from grease (which they usually are not). “At best, you may be able to tear off the uncontaminated top of the box and recycle that, but no grease or food contaminated cardboard should be placed in the recycling cart.” For cardboard boxes that contain a mixture of cardboard and plastic you must remove the plastic and then place the cardboard in the curbside cart.

“No plastic bags or any kind of plastic film – even if it has the recycle symbol on it – should be placed in recycling carts.” –Margie Hapke, Waste Management

What about junk mail and other types of paper? “Mixed paper like junk mail, magazines, envelopes, Post-It notes, and other paper products can be placed in your recycling container. Used paper towels, napkins, and tissues are not accepted in your recycling container. Envelopes with plastic windows may be placed in recycling carts.” When it comes to wrapping paper

and tissue paper: “Only clean, dry paper is accepted in your recycling cart; no foil or flocked wrapping paper is allowed. Tissue wrapping paper is acceptable,” Hapke said. Styrofoam As mentioned above, it may surprise Collier County families to learn that we cannot recycle most Styrofoam products. So, Styrofoam coffee cups and Styrofoam packaging material are NOT recyclable. However, the county encourages residents to recycle certain Styrofoam. Confused yet? Hapke offered clarification: “Collier County’s recycling program allows the recycling of the foam trays that meat and vegetables are packaged on (remove and throw away the clear plastic shrink wrap) and egg cartons only. Styrofoam cups, plates, carry-out food clam shells, and packaging materials are not accepted.” Unfortunately, there is no Styrofoam recycling program offered in Collier County at this time. Batteries Don’t try to recycle batteries in your curbside cart! Rather, Collier County accepts all batteries at county Recycling Drop-Off Centers. The best, most effective way to recycle is to only recycle items you are SURE about. Otherwise, you risk contamination of your bin and other’s clean recyclables, which actually hurts the environment and uses unnecessary resources. Don’t engage in wish-cycling. When in doubt, throw it out! Magnets or brochures detailing what we can recycle are available from the Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Division at 239-252-7575.

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YOUR COMMUNITY APRIL EVENTS 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.

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1 MONDAY Library Hours. Easter Scavenger Hunt. All month. Find the colorful eggs scattered all over the library and get a cool prize. All ages. Located at Vanderbilt Beach Library, 788 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples. Call 239597-8444 or check collierlibrary.org. 10:30 a.m. WONDER in the Garden. Every day, imagine, create, and explore with lessons and activities. Located at Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr., Naples. Visit naplesgarden.org. 3:30 p.m. Meals of Hope Food Pantry. Frozen food, fresh produce, and canned goods will be given away to families in need. Located at Lely Presbyterian Church, 110 St. Andrews Blvd., Naples. Check mealsofhope. org or call 239-537-7775. 4:00 p.m. Spring Baby Animals. See what Tish from 4-H has for you this year. Ages 3+. Registration required. Located at Estates Library, 1266 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples. Call 239-455-8088 or check collierlibrary.org. 4:30 p.m. Pups & Books. Stop by to read to a pup or just pet one. Service dogs-in-training provided by PAWS Assistance and Therapy dogs. All ages. Located at East Naples Library, 8787 Tamiami Tr. E., Naples. Visit collierlibrary.org or call 239-775-5592. 5:30 p.m. Sphero Light Painting. Create a piece of digital art using sphero robots and a slow shutter app. All supplies provided. Ages 11-17. Registration required.

Located at Immokalee Library, 417 N. First St., Immokalee. Call 239-657-2882 or check collierlibrary.org. 6:00 p.m. Gamer’s Club. Ever wonder what your kids are up to in those online games? Worry no more. Located at Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead, 2655 Northbrooke Dr., Naples. Visit fullsteamaheadfl.com or call 239-451-3142. 6:00 p.m. Minecraft Club. Every Monday. A safe and productive place for your kids to stretch their minds and skills, relate to other kids, and create in Minecraft. Ages 6-12. Located at Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead, 2655 Northbrooke Dr., Naples. Check fullsteamaheadfl.com or call 239-451-3142.

2 TUESDAY 10:00 a.m. Fabulous Fishes. Also April 4. Ages 18 months to 5 years. Activities, stories, and crafts. Meet ambassador animals. Located at Conservancy, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. Call 239-262-0304 or visit conservancy.org. 10:00 a.m. Preschool Open Gym. Bring your children ages 6 and younger. Also at 1 p.m. and on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. This is not a drop-off open gym. $9. Located at Gymnastic World Naples, 2187 Trade Center Way, Naples. Call 239-592-0608 or check gwnaples.com. 10:00 a.m. Storytime with Miss Mary Ellen. Join us for reading, singing, and coloring in a fun-filled at-

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mosphere of learning and lots of laughter. All ages welcome. Located at Barnes & Noble, 5377 Tamiami Tr. N., Naples. Call 239-598-5200 or check stores. barnesandnoble.com. 3:30 p.m. Meals of Hope Food Pantry. Frozen food, fresh produce, and canned goods will be given away to families in need. Located at Greater Naples YMCA, 5450 YMCA Rd., Naples. Check mealsofhope.org or call 239-537-7775. 5:30 p.m. Evening Crafters. Adorn a picture frame with beautiful shells. 11 years to adult. Limited seating; registration required. Located at Estates Library, 1266 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples. Call 239-455-8088 or check collierlibrary.org. 6:00 p.m. Chess Instruction, K-12. Join Antonio as he shares his skills at chess with students in grades K-12. Located at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Check collierlibrary.org or call 239-593-0870.

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3 WEDNESDAY 9:00 a.m. Pee Wee Play Dates. Wednesdays. Ages 9 months to pre-K. Have fun with our toys and games and listen to music. Drop-in program, no registration required. Located at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-593-0870 or visit collierlibrary.org. 10:00 a.m. Open Gym (18 months and older). Instill healthy habits for life in your toddler. $6 per child. Located at Fleischmann Park, 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples. Call 239-213-3020 or visit naplesgov.com. 10:30 a.m. Animal Story Time. Learn about baby ducklings, chicks, and even a rabbit, and read a story with our new friends. Located at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples. Call 239-252-5135 or check collierlibrary.org. 11:00 a.m. Make and Take Craft: Animals. Some of our favorite children’s picture books featuring our favorite animals will be displayed. Located at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples. Call 239-252-5135 or check collierlibrary.org. 12:00 p.m. Professional Photos with the Easter Bunny. Easter is right around the corner. Located at InPlay Family Fun, 4035 Santa Barbara Blvd., Naples. Call 239-963-9716 or check www.inplayfamilyfun.com. 5:30 p.m. Art Classes for Kids. For ages 4+. Explore acrylics on canvas, watercolor, collages, STEAM projects, and much more. $15 per class or $48 per month. Located at Paradise Wellness Center, 28410 Bonita Crossing Blvd., Bonita Springs. Call 786-374-6002 or check www.muralistica.com. 5:30 p.m. Logiscool Open House. Learn about our programs, including fun-based after-school coding classes and summer camps. Located at Logiscool Davis, 1715 Heritage Tr., Suite 203, Naples. Call 239-673-0051 or check www.logiscool.com.

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4 THURSDAY 10:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Mini Wonders. Every Thursday. Toddler fun and activities dedicated to little learners 5 and younger. Located at C’mon, 15080 Livingston Rd., Naples. Call 239-514-0084 or check www.cmon.org. 10:30 a.m. Baby Chicks and Ducks. Say hello to a few spring friends after listening to sweet springtime picture books. Located at East Naples Library, 8787 Tamiami Tr. E., Naples. Call 239-775-5592 or check collierlibrary.org. 2:00 p.m. Meals of Hope Food Pantry. Frozen food, fresh produce, and canned goods will be given away to families in need. Everyone is welcome. Located at Golden Gate Senior Center, 4898 Coronado Pkwy., Naples. Visit mealsofhope.org. 3:30 p.m. Lego Club. Join the club and share ideas. Be creative, make new friends, and have fun. Bricks provided. Ages 5-11. Located at Marco Island Library, 210 S. Heathwood Dr., Marco Island. Call 239-394-3272 or check collierlibrary.org. 4:00 p.m. Baby Chicks at the Immokalee Library. See the cute animals and learn proper care and feeding of these little creatures. All ages. Registration is not required. Located at Immokalee Library, 417 N. First St., Immokalee. Call 239-657-2882 or check collierlibrary.org. 7:30 p.m. Alateen Meetings. Alateen is a peer support group for teens who are struggling with the effects of someone else’s problem drinking. Located at Habitat for Humanity Tutor House, 5250 Floridan Ave., Naples. Call 239-263-5907 or check www.NaplesAl-Anon.org for additional meeting dates and locations.

5 FRIDAY 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 visit evergladeswondergardens.com.

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4:00 p.m. Family Night. $7 per child. Located at Whiz Kids, 1050 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples. Visit whizkidsnaples.com or call 239-263-7017. 7:00 p.m. School Age Open Gym. For kids in grades K-8. Join us for lots of fun. Supervised but not structured. No parents. $10 per child. Located at Naples Progressive Gymnastics, 4795 Mercantile Ave., #3, Naples. Call 239-455-3700. 7:00 p.m. Supervised Drop-off Open Gym. Ages 5-13. Drop off your child or stay and watch. $10. Located at Gymnastic World, 2187 Trade Center Way, Naples. Visit gwnaples.com or call 239-592-0608.

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8:00 a.m. Gigantic Garage Sale. The gym is packed full of thousands of nice items. Located at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Dr., Naples. Call 239-261-1487. 8:45 a.m. Additional Needs Bounce Session. Also April 14. The first Saturday and second Sunday of each month, come join other additional needs families. Music is at a low volume or not played at all. Children are safe and monitored both by parents and Bounce employees. Located at Bounce Naples, 2320 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples. Call 239-302-3848 or check www.additionalneeds.info. 9:00 a.m. Free Zoo Admission. Admission is free on the first Saturday of every month for Collier County residents with ID. Located at Naples Zoo, 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd., Naples. Call 239-262-5409 or check napleszoo.org. 9:00 a.m. Science Saturdays. Spend the day enjoying programs, labs, and activities centered around a different science theme each week. Located at Rookery Bay, 300 Tower Rd., Naples. Call 239-530-5940 or check www.rookerybay.org. 10:00 a.m. Easter Party & Egg Hunt. Learn about the true meaning of Easter using Resurrection Eggs. Each family will get a box to keep. Story, songs, and fun activities. Located at Covenant Church of Naples, 6926 Trail Blvd., Naples. Call 239-597-3464 or check covenantnaples.com. 10:00 a.m. Family Easter Event. Play Easter-themed games and visit with the Easter Bunny. Bring your Easter basket and camera. $3 per person. Located at Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy., Naples. Call 239-252-4180. 10:00 a.m. Free Kid’s Fishing. We supply the rods, reels, bait, and knowledge. Located at Bass Pro Shops, 10040 Gulf Center Dr., Fort Myers. Call 239-461-7800 or check www.basspro.com. 10:30 a.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 not required. Located at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples. Call 239252-5135 or visit collierlibrary.org. 11:00 a.m. Petting Zoo. Pet some cute and cuddly baby animals. Ages 3-11. Registration required. Located at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-593-0334 or check collierlibrary.org. 1:00 p.m. Autism Spectrum Playgroup. Saturdays. Open to ages 5-16. $10 per child. Located at Christ Community Church, 4050 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Call 239-910-0712 or visit www.fi-florida.org. 1:00 p.m. Logiscool Open House. Learn about our programs, including fun-based after-school coding classes and summer camps. Located at Logiscool Davis, 1715 Heritage Tr., Suite 203, Naples. Call 239-673-0051 or check www.logiscool.com. 4:00 p.m. Sensory Friendly Saturdays. Free admission from 4-6 p.m. for families with children with autism spectrum disorder or other sensory processing needs. RSVP to education@naplesgarden.org. Located at Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr., Naples. Check www.naplesgarden.org.

7 SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. Sensory Sensitive Sundays. Less crowding and a quieter environment, dimmed lighting, shows and music turned down or off, limited character appearances, full menu, access to all games and rides. Located at Chuck E. Cheese’s, 5020 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. Call 239-334-0563 or check www.chuckecheese.com. 9:30 a.m. Alateen Meetings. Alateen is a peer support group for teens who are struggling with the effects of someone else’s problem drinking. Located at 24 Hour Club, 1509 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples. Call 239-263-5907 or visit naplesAl-Anon.org for other meeting days and locations. 11:00 a.m. Summer Camp Fair. Sponsored by Neapolitan Family. Your one-stop shop for over 20 different are summer camps and programs. There will also be a Kid Zone with a bounce house, face painting, photo booth, balloon artistry, and giveaways. Located at Mercato, 9132 Strada Pl., Naples. Check www.mercatoshops.com.

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8 MONDAY 6:30 p.m. Flashlight Teen Egg Hunt. Bring your flashlight and find as many eggs as you can in the dark before someone else does. Ages 11-17. Registration required. Located at Immokalee Library, 417 N. First St., Immokalee. Call 239-657-2882 or check collierlibrary.org.

9 TUESDAY 10:00 a.m. Safari Squad. Also April 10 & 13. Ages 3-5 years. Features an animal encounter, storytime, arts & crafts, and free-choice play stations. Located at Naples Zoo, 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd., Naples. Call 239-262-5409 or check napleszoo.org. 3:30 p.m. Bunnies and Chicks in the Library. Learn about proper care and feeding of baby bunnies and chicks. Ages 4+. Located at Golden Gate Library, 2432 Lucerne Rd., Naples. Call 239-252-4542 or check collierlibrary.org. 4:15 p.m. PowerPoint for Teens and Tweens (Part I). Students learn how to create a presentations using PowerPoint. Located at Golden Gate Library, 2432 Lucerne Rd., Naples. Call 239-252-4542 or check collierlibrary.org.

10 WEDNESDAY 10:00 a.m. Florida Gopher Tortoise Day. Discover more about these magnificent creatures. Located at Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Blvd., Estero. Call 239-992-0311 or check www.floridastateparks.org. 10:30 a.m. Pre-K Riddle Room. Help us as we solve Stanley the Builder’s riddles. Prizes. Ages 3-5 years. Located at South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy., Naples. Call 239-252-7542 or check collierlibrary.org. 4:00 p.m. Lego Fun. Share ideas, be creative, and have fun. Test out your wheeled creation on our super-fast test track. Located at Estates Library, 1266 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples. Visit collierlibrary.org or call 239-455-8088. 6:30 p.m. Preferred Parenting Instruction Grand Opening. Parents interested in taking our 10-hour course are invited to attend. Space is limited. Call 239-579-6449 to reserve your spot. Located at Staybridge Suites, 4805 Tamiami Tr. N., Naples. Visit www.preferredparentinginstruction.com for additional information.

11 THURSDAY 1:00 p.m. Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating. Many cultures celebrate Easter with colored eggs but none have made it as intricate as the Ukrainians. Located at Golden Gate Library, 2432 Lucerne Rd., Naples. Call 239-252-4542 or check collierlibrary.org. 3:30 p.m. Lego Fun. Bricks will be provided and your creation will be put on display. Ages 5-11 years. Located at South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy., Naples. Call 239-252-7542 or check collierlibrary.org. 5:30 p.m. Children’s Bereavement Groups. Avow Kids offers children’s bereavement groups for children ages 6-11 and their parents every second and fourth Thursday of the month. Located at Lyon Center, 1223 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples. Call 239-646-3191 or visit avowcares.org. 5:30 p.m. Decorating Desserts. Looking for ways to improve your decorating skills when it comes to baking? Look no further. Come to the library for tips and some hands-on practice on dessert decorating like a pro. Located at Immokalee Library, 417 N. First St., Immokalee. Call 239-657-2882 or check collierlibrary.org.

12 FRIDAY 10:00 a.m. Le Leche League Monthly Meeting. All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to a meeting or call for breastfeeding help. Located at Center Point Community Church, 6590 Golden Gate Pkwy., Naples. Check lllsunshinestate.org. 5:30 p.m. Parents’ Night Out. Reserve your spot. Located at My Gym, 13020 Livingston Rd., Naples. Check www.mygym.com.

13 SATURDAY 8:00 a.m. Pinwheels at the Pier. Join this official attempt to break the Guinness World Record of Largest Display of Toy Pinwheels. Pinwheels are free, but donations are welcome. Located at Naples Pier, 12th Ave. S., Naples. Visit www.cacollier.org.

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9:00 a.m. Pete the Cat Spring Scavenger Hunt. How many Pete the Cats can you find in the Children’s Room? Find them all and win a pocket prize. All ages welcome. Registration is not required. Located at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-593-0334 or check collierlibrary.org. 9:30 a.m. YMCA Basketball & Volleyball Clinics. We focus on skill development through dynamic drills and games. Located at Greater Naples YMCA, 5450 YMCA Rd., Naples. Call 646-387-0497 or check greaternaplesymca.org. 10:00 a.m. Bunny Hoppin’ Spring Festival. Join us for an exciting day of egg hunts, games, music, and prizes. $2. Located at East Naples Community Park, 3500 Thomasson Dr., Naples. Call 239-252-4414 or check colliercountyfl.gov. 10:00 a.m. Earth Day Festival. Join us for our biggest community celebration of the year. Live animal programs, boat tours, face painting, food, and much more. Located at Conservancy, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. Call 239-262-0304 or check www.conservancy.org.

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11:00 a.m. Science Saturday. Join Mr. Glen and his science and engineering team for interactive science projects in WINK Playland. Located at Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero. Visit www.miromaroutlets.com. 12:00 p.m. Cinco de Mayo Pool Fiesta. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a taco eating contest, best dressed contest, musical chairs, a dance off, and more. All ages. $3. Located at Golden Gate Community Park, 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd., Naples. Call 239-252-6128 or check collierparks.com. 12:00 p.m. Underwater Easter Egg Hunt. A fun and creative way to go egg hunting for ages 1-3 years. If you don’t want to get wet, join us at the photo booth with the Easter Bunny. $3. Located at Golden Gate Community Park, 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd., Naples. Call 239-252-6128 or check collierparks.com. 12:00 p.m. Water Safety Event. A fun and creative way to learn how to be safe around water. Bring your cameras, because the famous Stewie the Duck will be there. Located at Golden Gate Community Park, 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd., Naples. Call 239-252-6128 or check collierparks.com. 2:00 p.m. Pony Fun Day. Spend a day at the farm. Located at Cornerstone Farm South, 3375 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples. Call 239-595-7618 or check www. cornerstonefarmsouth.com. 5:00 p.m. Kid’s Night Out. Fun and engaging activities in a safe and friendly environment. Located at Greater Naples YMCA, 5450 YMCA Rd., Naples. Visit www.greaternaplesymca.org.

14 SUNDAY 11:00 a.m. Reading Rescue Community Open House. Learn about what Reading Rescue has to offer children who are struggling with reading and writing. See the office and talk with our instructors. Located at Reading Rescue, 501 Goodlette-Frank Rd., #C202, Naples. Check www.readingrescuecenters.com or call 239-233-9400.

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16 TUESDAY 10:00 a.m. Where Should Turtle Be? Also April 18. For 18 months to 5 years. Activities, stories, and crafts. Meet ambassador animals. Located at Conservancy, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. Call 239-262-0304 or visit conservancy.org. 4:00 p.m. Spring Egg Hunt. Enjoy being outside, crafts, and surprises, and maybe you will find the golden egg. Located at Vanderbilt Beach Library, 788 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples. Check collierlibrary.org or call 239-597-8444. 8:00 p.m. Movies on the Lawn: Secretariat. Bring your blankets and chairs. Food and drinks available for purchase. No coolers, please. Located at Mercato, 9132 Strada Pl., Naples. Check www.mercatoshops.com.

650 Central Ave., Naples. Check collierlibrary.org or call 239-252-5135. 5:30 p.m. Eggstravaganza. Join us for a story and a craft, and our annual Easter egg hunt. Ages 2-10 years. Registration required. Located at Immokalee Library, 417 N. First St., Immokalee. Call 239-657-2882 or check collierlibrary.org. 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. Visit pflagnaples.org or call 239-963-4670 for location.

19 FRIDAY 9:00 a.m. Mini Camps. Also April 22. Classes include Robotics, Coding, Minecraft, Piano, Ukulele, Art, and much more. Try out our many challenges, earn badges, earn S.T.E.A.M. Cents, make new friends, and learn the day away. Located at Full STEAM Ahead, 2655 Northbrooke Dr., Naples. Check fullsteamaheadfl.com.

17 WEDNESDAY 11:00 a.m. Story Time Egg Hunt. Join us after story time with your Easter basket and see how many eggs you can find. Ages 1-6 years. Registration required. Located at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples. Call 239-252-5135 or check collierlibrary.org. 6:00 p.m. Dragon Eggs. Create a unique dragon egg using metallic thumbtacks and a Styrofoam egg. Ages 11-17 Registration required. Located at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-593-0334 or check collierlibrary.org.

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10:00 a.m. Art Smarts. Ages 2-5 years. Join us for a new storytime focusing on process art. We’ll read a story and sing songs. Located at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-593-0334 or check collierlibrary.org. 10:00 a.m. Spring Fest. Meet the Easter bunny, participate in an “Eggcycle Hunt�, and watch animals get Easter egg-themed enrichment. Located at Naples Zoo, 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd., Naples. Call 239-262-5409 or check www.napleszoo.org. 11:00 a.m. Chalk of the Estates. Young Picassos will have an opportunity to chalk the walk. Lemonade and light snacks at 1 p.m. All ages. Located at Estates Library, 1266 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples. Call 239-455-8088 or check collierlibrary.org. 1:00 p.m. Solar S’mores. We’ll turn a pizza box into a solar oven and make a s’more in it. Ages 11-17 years. Registration required. Located at Estates Library, 1266 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples. Call 239-455-8088 or check collierlibrary.org. 2:00 p.m. Movie Afternoon. Popcorn and water provided. All ages. Registration is not required. Located at Immokalee Library, 417 N. First St., Immokalee. Call 239-657-2882 or check collierlibrary.org. 3:30 p.m. Free Lifeguard Training for 15+. Must be at least 15 years old and pass perquisites to begin training. Located at Golden Gate Community Park, 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd., Naples. Call 239-252-6128 or check www.colliercountyfl.gov. 6:00 p.m. Science Fun. Come out to the park for some science fun. Ages 3-12. $5. Located at Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. First St., Immokalee. Call 239252-4449 or check collierparks.com. 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 siblings. Crafts, games, movies, special activities. Pre-registration required. Located at Naples Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5050 Davis Blvd., Naples. Visit www.nathanielshope.org/our-programs/buddy-break.

20 SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. Easter Fun Run & Egg Hunt. Bring your camera for a photo op with the Easter Bunny. First 100 people will receive a t-shirt, $10 per participant. Located at Eagle Lakes Community Park, 11565 Tamiami Tr. E., Naples. Call 239-252-3527. 9:00 a.m. Eggs-travaganza. Collect toy-filled eggs. Prizes, face painting, crafts, and more. Located at Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. First St., Immokalee. Call 239-252-4449. 10:00 a.m. Eggstravaganza. Join us for a story and a craft, and our annual Easter egg hunt. Ages 2-10 years. Registration required. Located at South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy., Naples. Call 239-252-7542 or check collierlibrary.org. 10:00 a.m. Swamp Buggy Saturday. Sit behind the wheel of a one-of-a-kind Swamp Buggy Tractor. Make a muddy craft. Located at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-593-0334 or check collierlibrary.org. 10:00 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt & Games. A free party for kids 10 and under. Meet the Easter Bunny and join our eggcellent relay races after the hunt. Located at Royal Scoop, 15 8th St., Bonita Springs. Call 239-992-2000 or check royalscoop.com. 10:00 a.m. Easter Jamboree. Hop on by, meet and take free photos with the Easter Bunny, enjoy arts & crafts, and more. Bring your baskets and collect Easter eggs from our merchants. Located at The Village Shops at Venetian Bay, 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples. Call 239-261-6100 or check venetianvillage.com. 10:00 a.m. Marco Island Spring Jubilee. Guest appearance by the Easter Bunny.

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Games, activities, food, inflatables, live music, balloons, and more. Easter egg hunt begins at 11:30 a.m. for ages up to 10 years. Located at Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terrace, Marco Island. Call 239-642-0575 or check www.cityofmarcoisland.com for additional information. 1:00 p.m. Disney Music Playdate. Sing-a-longs, crafts, and fun. First 100 attendees receive exclusive character cards. Located at Coconut Point Mall Play Area, 23106 Fashion Dr., Estero. Call 239-992-9966. 1:30 p.m. Pups ‘n’ Books. Stop by to read to a dog or just to pet one. Dogs provided by PAWS Assistance and Therapy Dogs. Located at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-593-0334 or check collierlibrary.org. 2:00 p.m. Books & Bites: Monthly Teen Book Club. Meet new friends, eat snacks, and discuss great books. Teens in grades 6-12. Located at South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy., Naples. Call 239-252-7542 or check collierlibrary.org. 5:00 p.m. Saturday Family Easter Extra Worship and Egg Hunt. This free, family event includes a brief, child-friendly worship experience, Easter egg hunt, and dinner. Located at Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Rd., Naples. Call 239-261-5469 or check www.naplesucc.org.

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9:00 a.m. Earth Day BOGO. Buy one get one free entrance in celebration of Earth Day. Located at Rookery Bay, 300 Tower Rd., Naples. Call 239-530-5940 or check www.rookerybay.org. 12:00 p.m. Mini Moo Petting Zoo. Pet and feed a variety of animals. Located at Immokalee Library, 417 N. First St., Immokalee. Call 239-657-2882 or check collierlibrary.org. 2:00 p.m. Monday Matinee. Watch the new DVD release of Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse. Located at Golden Gate Library, 2432 Lucerne Rd., Naples. Call 239-252-4542 or check collierlibrary.org. 2:00 p.m. No School Fun Film. Boss Baby. Rated PG. 97 minutes. All ages. Located at Estates Library, 1266 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples. Call 239-455-8088 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 muted. Cool down spaces provided. Limited participation. Registration is required. Located at C’mon, . 15080 Livingston Rd., Naples. Call 239-514-0084 or check www.cmon.org

26 FRIDAY 6:00 p.m. Museum Night Out: Retro Game Night. Last Friday of every month. Revisit your childhood game closet. All ages. RSVP recommended. Located at Naples Depot Museum, 1051 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. Call 239-252-8419 or visit colliermuseums.com. 6:00 p.m. YMCA Glow Volleyball Party. Grab your friends for a fun night of volleyball games and competitions. Come with your tie-dye and glow necklaces and be ready to party, volleyball style. Located at Greater Naples YMCA, 5450 YMCA Rd., Naples. Call 239-597-31484 or visit greaternaplesymca.org.

9:00 a.m. Healthy Kids Day. Celebrate Healthy Kids Day at the Y, our annual free community event for the entire family. Located at Greater Naples YMCA, 5450 YMCA Rd., Naples. Call 239-597-3148 or check www.greaternaplesymca.org. 2:00 p.m. Lifeskills Bootcamp for Teens. Learn basic sewing, crafting, and cooking skills while creating fun projects. Located at Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-593-0334 or check collierlibrary.org.

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5:30 p.m. PJ Library Presents Passover. Celebrate Passover with stories, crafts, music, and treats. Ages 3-8 years. Registration is required. Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-593-0334 or check collierlibrary.org.

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8:00 p.m. Movies on the Lawn: Secretariat. Bring your blankets and chairs. Food and drinks available for purchase. No coolers, please. Mercato, 9132 Strada Pl., Naples. Check www.mercatoshops. com.

4:15 p.m. PowerPoint for Teens and Tweens (Part I). A two-part workshop where students learn how to create a basic and intermediate presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. Golden Gate Library, 2432 Lucerne Rd., Naples. Call 239-252-4542 or check collierlibrary.org. 9

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6:00 p.m. Dragon Eggs. Create a unique dragon egg using metallic thumbtacks and a Styrofoam egg. Ages 11-17 years. Registration required. Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples. Call 239-593-0334 or check collierlibrary.org.

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10:30 a.m. Eggstravaganza. Listen to a seasonal story featuring spring animals and characters. Search for brightly colored eggs filled with something fun. East Naples Library, 8787 Tamiami Tr. E., Naples. Call 239-775-5592 or check collierlibrary.org.

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7:30 p.m. Alateen Meetings. A peer support group for teens who are struggling with the effects of someone else’s problem drinking. Habitat for Humanity Tutor House, 5250 Floridan Ave., Naples. Call 239-263-5907 or check www.NaplesAl-Anon.org for additional meeting dates and locations. 11

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10:30 a.m. WONDER in the Garden. Every day, imagine, create, and explore with lessons and activities. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr., Naples. Visit naplesgarden.org.

4:00 p.m. Baby Chicks at the Library. See the cute animals and learn proper care and feeding of these cute little creatures. All ages. Registration is not required. Immokalee Library, 417 N. First St., Immokalee. Call 239-6572882 or check collierlibrary.org.

10:30 a.m. Animal Story Time. Learn about baby ducklings, chicks, and even a rabbit, and read a story with our new friends. Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples. Call 239-252-5135 or check collierlibrary.org.

10:00 a.m. Fabulous Fishes. Also April 4. Ages 18 months to 5 years. Activities, stories, and crafts. Meet ambassador animals. Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. Call 239-262-0304 or visit conservancy.org.

4:00 p.m. Spring Baby Animals. See what Tish from 4-H has for you this year. Ages 3 years and older. Registration required. Estates Library, 1266 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples. Call 239-455-8088 or check collierlibrary.org.

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10:00 a.m. Earth Day Festival. Join us for our biggest community celebration of the year. Live animal programs, boat tours, face painting, food, and much more. Conservancy, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. Call 239-262-0304 or check www.conservancy.org.

10:00 a.m. Easter Party & Egg Hunt. Learn about the true meaning of Easter using Resurrection Eggs. Each family will get a box to keep. Story, songs, and fun activities. Covenant Church of Naples, 6926 Trail Blvd., Naples. Call 239-597-3464 or check covenantnaples.com.

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6:30 p.m. Flashlight Teen Egg Hunt. Bring your flashlight and find as many eggs as you can in the dark before someone else does. Ages 11-17. Registration required. Immokalee Branch Library, 417 N. First St., Immokalee. Call 239-657-2882 or check collierlibrary.org.

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5:30 p.m. Art Classes for Kids. For ages 4+. Explore acrylics on canvas, watercolor, collages, STEAM projects, and much more. $15 per class or $48 per month. Paradise Wellness Center, 28410 Bonita Crossing Blvd., Bonita Springs. Call 786-374-6002 or check muralistica.com. 24

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10:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Mini Wonders. Every Thursday. Toddler fun and activities dedicated to little learners 5 years old and younger. C’mon, 15080 Livingston Rd., Naples. Call 239-514-0084 or check www.cmon.org.

6:00 p.m. YMCA Glow Volleyball Party. A fun night of volleyball games and competitions. Come with your tie-dye and glow necklaces and be ready to party, volleyball style. Greater Naples YMCA, 5450 YMCA Rd., Naples. Visit greaternaplesymca.org or call 239-597-31484. 26

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10:00 a.m. Preschool Open Gym. Bring your children ages 6 and younger. Also at 1 p.m. and on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. This is not a drop-off open gym. $9. Gymnastic World Naples, 2187 Trade Center Way, Naples. Call 239-592-0608 or check gwnaples.com.

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5:00 p.m. Sensory Night at C’mon. For children on the autism spectrum or with other sensory integration disorders. Lighting and sound muted. Cool down spaces provided. Registration required. C’mon, 15080 Livingston Rd., Naples. Call 239-514-0084 or visit www.cmon.org.

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amp has become a staple of the summer season. Each year, millions of children, youth, and adults head to the hills, lakes, valleys, and parks to participate in the time-honored tradition of camp. And, while most people easily conjure up images of campfires and canoes, there is a lot more to the camp experience. Here are 10 of the things you may not have known about the camp experience. 10. Camp is older than dirt, almost literally. The camp experience started in 1861. The secret behind the longevity? “Camps are adapting to meet the needs of today’s campers,” said Tom Rosenberg, president/CEO of the American Camp Association (ACA). “The impact camp has on campers, the life-changing experience, has remained after all these years.” 9. Camp is worth its weight in gold, and then some!  Camp is life-changing – developing friendships and memories that last well beyond the final campfire. And, there is a camp for literally every budget. Often camps offer special pricing or financial assistance, and some qualify for tax credits or for payment with pre-tax dollars. 8. Green is “zen.”  Research shows that first-hand experiences with nature, like those at camp, reduce stress in children and help them better handle stress in the future. In addition to teaching children how to be good stewards of the environment, camps are teaching children how to enjoy the world around them and take a minute to

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breathe deep and feel the nature. 7. Mommies and Daddies do it, too. Camp is not just for children and youth. There are family camps and camps for single adults, senior adults, and any adult that wants to relax and enjoy all camp has to offer. Adults benefit from the same sense of community, authentic relationships, and self-discovery that children do. Camp is an excellent vacation option, allowing adults to try a variety of new activities in a safe and fun environment. 6. Camp is a great place to try new activities and hobbies. Afraid of rock walls? According to ACA research, 74% of campers reported that they tried new activities at camp that they were afraid to do at first. And, those activities often leave lasting impressions. Some 63% of parents reported that their child continued new activities from camp after returning home. 5. Manners matter, and often linger. Camp teaches more than just archery or lanyard making. The entire experience is made of teachable moments. Perhaps one of the biggest is how to live with a group of people. Campers learn to pick up after themselves, respect each other’s property, and to say “Please” and “Thank You.” 4. Veggies taste better with friends.  Hollywood and novels may have given camp food a bad reputation, but in truth, camps are constantly exploring healthy food options, and often are at the forefront of things like allergy specific di-

ets, healthy snack options, and vegetarian meals. According to an ACA survey, more than 90% of responding camps indicated that healthy eating and physical activity are important or very important issues. 3. If everyone else went to camp, maybe there’s something to it. Camp has played an important role in the lives of some of the most talented people in history. ACA’s family resource site offers a list of notable campers – including business leaders, celebrities, artists, and great thinkers. 2. Camp gets those neurons pumping. Education reform debate and concern over summer learning loss have pushed academic achievement into the spotlight. Research shows that participation in intentional programs, like camp, during summer months helps stem summer learning loss. In addition, camp provides ample opportunity for developmental growth, which is a precursor to academic achievement. And, because of the hands-on nature of camp, often children who struggle in traditional education settings do well at camp. 1. Camp builds leaders for the 21st century and beyond.  Independence, resiliency, teamwork, problem-solving skills, and the ability to relate to other people – these are the skills that tomorrow’s leaders will need, and the skills camp has been adept at building for 150 years. Reprinted by permission of the American Camp Association. ©2019 American Camping Association, Inc.

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ince the summer 2011, one or more of my three kids have gone to sleepaway camp. This have given me eight summers to refine and reinvent the camp packing list. Whether your child is going for one week or eight, my ultimate packing tips will help you in addition to the packing list that your camp will send you. You can start packing in April or the week before departure; I have done both with similar outcomes. These are the tips that worked best for my kids. Packing supplies Ziploc Space Bags. These bags are like magic. They are giant zippered plastic bags that come in a variety of sizes, with a valve that you can either use a vacuum to suck out the air, or you can just sit on them to squeeze out the air. Use extra large bags for bedding, sleeping bag, and towels, and the smaller ones for each type of clothing. Label them so that your child knows how to repack, and show them how to squeeze out the air. Best of all, they are reusable!

Nylon duffel bags. This is personal preference, based on experience, of course. The first couple of years, I sent expensive footlocker trunks. The kids loved decorating them. But they are super heavy to transport and expensive to ship, and they fit almost nothing. Then, I spent a few years using rolling duffels (two per child). Both the trunks and the duffels almost always came back damaged. Now I use nylon Samsonite bags. Once they are emptied, they can easily be folded up and put away. Pop up boxes. These boxes from Tar28

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get fold flat for packing, then pop up for your camper to use as containers to store clothes and personal items under the bed or on the shelves in the cabin. Clear plastic snap top boxes. For stationery, pens, fabric markers, Sharpies, and accessories. Essential camp items that likely are not on your list Mini lantern or reading light and batteries (in addition to a flashlight). Sport sandals with back straps (Teva, Keen, or Chacos) are indispensable when walking from wet to dry activities and are comfortable enough for light hiking. Because they are adjustable, they often last for one or two size changes. Sneakers tend to get wet and stay damp. Crazy Creek chair to sit in for campfires and other activities that take place sitting on the ground (available at Bass Pro Shops, everythingsummercamp.com, and your camp store).

What you don’t actually need from the camp packing list Two full sets of bed linens. Pack one set and save space on linens. My campers never changed their linens during camp, so the extra sheets and pillowcases went unused. True story: I was unpacking my son’s duffel after the first year he went to camp and I found all of his linens UNUSED. I knew this because they were still folded perfectly (including the bottom sheet!). I found out all of the boys in his cabin only used their sleeping bags! Towels. Send more towels than suggested. Nothing ever dries completely at camp, especially towels, and they use multiple towels each day. (Showers, water sports, pool/lake). Choose thinner, old towels that can be rolled and save space. Forget about the washcloths and hand towels. They come back unused. 2-3 pairs of pants or jeans. Make this one pair. The boys will wear shorts ALWAYS, and the girls will stick to leggings, NEAPOLITANfamily • April 2019


Items that enhance the cabin experience Bring extra stuff to share with cabin mates during rest hour or to dress up in for programs. Note: most camps do not allow food or candy, as they can attract bugs and wild animals. • nail polish and remover • face paint • old costumes, tutus, fun leggings • onesies and footed pajamas in silly animal or character styles • patriotic and camo clothes • fun sunglasses, hats, and beads (pack extra for cabin mates!) • bandanas in multiple colors • white and black t-shirts (helpful when creating a cabin costume) • cowboy hat and boots/booties • scissors, duct tape, and tacks for costumes and hanging “cabin decor.” • Sharpies or fabric markers for decorating white shirts and for adding names to new camp t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other items bought in the camp store • crayons, markers, paper, journals, and coloring books • card games.

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which take up less space. • Two sweatshirts. My daughter suggests four. No matter how far south the camp is, nights and early mornings are always chilly. • Egg crate foam mattress topper. Many camps suggest this and it takes up a lot of packing space. Most kids are fine for the short stay on camp mattresses; opt for a cushy mattress pad instead, or buy the egg crate at a local store before camp drop off.

Too Old for Camp? Be a CIT!

hen your children outgrow their favorite camp, check into counselor-in-training (CIT) programs. Some programs offer volunteer hours, which can fulfill scholarship requirements. Conservancy of SWFL. Spaces are limited for this program, which is one to three weeks long, M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Application deadline is June 4. Diabetes Day Camp. High school volunteers are needed Aug. 5-9 at the Great Marco Family YMCA. Transportation to and from Naples is provided. Call 239821-5051 or email hlpdiabeticchild@aol.com. Greater Naples YMCA. The camp is for ages 14-17. Application deadline is May 17. CITs will earn volunteer hours that can be counted towards their high school graduation requirements. Naples Zoo. CITs help guide campers ages 5-12 through the zoo, and assist with games, crafts, and activities. CIT and other volunteer opportunities are available for students age 16 and older. Naples Therapeutic Riding Center Summer Camp. Teens ages 14-18 can apply to volunteer for at least one week from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in June or July (as well as during the rest of the year). Volunteers must attend an orientation. Applications are available at NTRC.org. Children’s Museum of Naples. “Volunteens” must be age 15 and older and can assist in a variety of areas during the summer and year round. All Volunteens must attend mandatory training sessions. Collier County Parks and Recreation. The AIR Junior Leader Internship program facilitates the development of the skills and knowledge necessary to become a future leader in the community. For ages 13-17. Camp Highlander. The five-week training program for ages 16-17 is designed to transition campers into their role as staff. The program consists of a two-week education period, followed by three weeks of on-the-job training as an assistant counselor in a cabin, under the leadership and guidance of two older and more experienced counselors.

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ACADEMIC CAMPS GET SET FOR SCHOOL HANDWRITING CAMP North Naples Occupational Therapy Services 6734 Lone Oak Blvd., Naples 239-330-8268 x northnaplesot.com For children entering grades K-4. Handwriting Without Tears curriculum is followed and the cost ($350) includes all necessary materials. June 1026, Mondays & Wednesdays, 90-minute sessions. Groups will be formed according to grade level. Space is limited. LANGUAGE & LITERACY SUMMER SESSION GROUPS North Naples Speech & Language Services 6734 Lone Oak Blvd., Naples 239-597-0935 x northnaplesspeech@gmail.com For children entering grades 2-6. June 11-27, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 90-minute sessions. The cost ($350) includes all materials. Your child will work individually and in small groups to improve language and literacy skills. READING RESCUE OF NAPLES 501 Goodlette-Frank Rd., #C202, Naples 239-233-9400 x ReadingRescueCenters.com Summer is the perfect time for children to catch up on reading skills. Does your child struggle with reading? We can help. We have added staff and lesson times so that we can help even more children this summer. Summer program includes Individual Intensive Reading Intervention for challenged readers grades K-4. Also, SAT Prep for Reading, Writing, and Essay sections. Trained and certified in Orton-Gillingham and Reading Recovery. 27 years experience.

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ARTS CAMPS THE ART EXPRESS 755 8th Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 239-434-0781 x theartexpress.net We offer numerous art camps throughout the summer for ages 8-15 years, including camps that focus on painting, drawing, papier-mache, puppetmaking, upcycled art, and more. Registration begins on April 1 for Naples city residents and on April 15 for all others. The camps take place at the Norris Center, the Naples Preserve, and Fleischmann Park Community Center. BACKSTAGE DANCE ACADEMY 5385 Jaeger Rd., Unit 102, Naples 239-566-3535 x NaplesSummerCamp.com Starting June 10, we will offer weekly thematic five-day dance camps for children Ages 3-8. Our structured, fun-filled camps include multiple styles of dance, arts & crafts, and other fun dance activities that will keep your dancer focused and leave them with happy memories. Crafts and a camp t-shirt are included. Each week will conclude with an in-studio demonstration, so plan to bring your cameras. Registration will begin mid-April.

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DANCE ARTS BY MARIA 5610 Yahl St., #10, Naples 239-513-6999 x 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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GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE 755 8th Ave. S., Naples 239-261-7529, ext. 207 x gulfshoreplayhouse.org We offer several summer programs for students ages 6-18. Through Star in a Show ($550) and Star in a Show, Jr. ($375), children can take part in full-day and half-day programs June 10-28, culminating in the musical production of The Wizard of Oz. One-week programs are available July 8-12 through Broadway Bootcamp ($250) and Broadway Bootcamp, Jr. ($250), where campers prepare a musical showcase featuring songs, scenes, and dances. The Teen Conservatory for ages 13 -18 ($800) runs July 8 to Aug. 10 and concludes with performances of Les Misérables. KIDZACT YOUTH THEATRE OF THE NAPLES PLAYERS 701 5th Ave. S., Naples 239-434-7340, ext. 103 x naplesplayers.org We offer four summer camp sessions for ages 3-18 that last for two weeks each. Our sessions begin in June 4. We offer a variety of classes with tuitions at varying prices per level. Great scholarships are available. NAPLES ART ASSOCIATION 585 Park St., Naples 239-262-6517 x NaplesArt.org NAA’s popular ARTScool for children ages 5-17 includes eight different weekly sessions in a variety of subjects, with two class times daily. 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!

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GENERAL/MULTI-SPECIALTY CAMPS BLOOM DAY SCHOOL 15300 Tamiami Tr. N., Naples 239-249-2084 x bloomdayschool.com We offer summer camp for grades K-5, June 3-Aug. 9, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekly themes, activities. Breakfast, lunch, and snack provided. At Bloom Day School, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing, stimulating, and welcoming environment for all children. Our unique programs incorporate a variety of educational styles, while always keeping the child’s best interest in mind and allowing for hands-on, experiential learning, in a secure, loving, and clean environment. NEAPOLITANfamily • April 2019

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CAMP EINSTEIN & CAMP SHALOM 4630 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples 239-455-3227 x templeshalompreschool.org 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 while having a fun and creative experience. 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. CHILDREN’S MONTESSORI SCHOOL 2535 Northbrooke Plaza Dr., Naples 239-593-6668 x childmont.com Our Animal Discoveries camps are for ages 12 months to 6 years. The camps will be offered for four weeks in both June and July from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (half days available). Themes include Dinosaur Dig, Radical Reptile, Under the Sea, Mad about Mammals, Buggin Out, Shark Week, Amphibian Antics, and Birds of a Feather. Includes arts & crafts, games, movement, special animal guests, and themed snacks. We also offer a summer VPK program from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for children who will be attending kindergarten in August 2019 and who have not yet attended VPK.

b CITY OF NAPLES

Various locations in Naples 239-213-3020 x naplesgov.com

The City of Naples offers a variety of specialty summer camps 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 Park, and a variety of other locations. 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.

b COLLIER COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION 10 locations in Collier County 239-252-4000 x collierparks.com

Experience any of the following camps for elementary and middle-school aged children: day, educational, arts and theater, robotics, video game design, sports, extreme sports, skiing, sailing, and fishing. Sibling discounts. Camps are held at 10 locations in Collier County, M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Before- and after-care are available for a fee to extended the day from 7:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. We offer inclusion opportunities as well as camps designed for children with special needs.

And much more!

Call us for more information or check us out on our website!

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CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples 239-262-0304 x conservancy.org/summercamp We offer summer camp for children entering grades 1-10. Seahorses camps are for kids who have completed kindergarten and run 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All other camps are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with before- and after-care available. For students entering grades 8-10, the Junior Naturalist program offers hands-on activities and ecosystem exploration, and also allows participants to complete 10 hours of community service. Weekly camps are held June 10-Aug. 2. Camp fees are discounted for Conservancy members. NEAPOLITANfamily • April 2019


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FULL S.T.E.A.M. AHEAD 2655 Northbrooke Dr., Naples 239-451-3142 x fullsteamaheadfl.com Our classic STEAM camps are available all summer long with new topics mixed with some of our best lessons and activities. Our specialty camps include classics such as 3D Printing, Coding, and Minecraft. Our new camps include Roblox Studio Game Making, Fishing Lure Design, and Ukulele. Rest easy this summer knowing your kids are having fun AND learning. Free early drop off and late pick up from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. THE GARDEN SCHOOL OF NAPLES 6051 Bayshore Dr., Naples 239-424-9084 x gardenschoolnaples.com The Garden School summer camp runs from 8 a.m. to noon, M-F. Themes are: June 3-7, Creepy Crawlies – Stop Buggin’ Me; June 10-14, What’s Out There? Welcome to the Universe; June 17-21, Growing Up On a Farm – Animals, Crops, and Kids; June 24-28; The Web of Life – How We Are All Connected to Each Other and to the Earth.

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b GOLISANO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF NAPLES 15080 Livingston Rd., Naples 239-514-0084 x cmon.org

Get ready to travel back in time to the prehistoric age, explore cultures around the world, dive into the deep blue sea, go on an out-of-this-world adventure, whip up some kitchen chemistry, and more. Camps are a week long and full day. Kindergarten camps are half day. C’mon provides accommodations on a case-by-case basis for children with special needs.

Camp begins June 3rd Early pick-up available Flexible camp hours

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5450 YMCA Rd., Naples 239-571-9022 x greaternaplesymca.org

Children have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting memories. Campers from grades K-5 will enjoy weekly themes, sports, activities, and field trips. The YMCA provides accommodations on a case-by-case basis for children with special needs. KIDSTEK 10904 Winterview Dr., Naples 239-961-0935 x KidsTeklearning.com Weekly camps, June-August. This year, we have added fun LEGO themes

like Space: The Final Frontier, where you will build a three-feet-high Saturn V rocket or learn all about Redstone in our new Minecraft camps. Other camps include: Amusement Park, Architecture, Automania, NXT Robotics, and Arduino Electronics (new this year). LOGISCOOL 1715 Heritage Tr., Naples 239-673-0051 x logiscool.com Fun-based after-school and summer camp programs for kids. Camps include: Minecraft, Robotics, Video Editing, 3D Game Design, and Coding. Mention code NEA2019CAMPS until May 15 and receive a 15% discount.

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LEARNING NEVER LOOKED SO FUN! Not all classrooms have walls and whiteboards. Not all learning is confined to library desks and reading corners. Sometimes, learning is much more experiential than that. Sometimes, learning takes place between rocks and trees, in crisp mountain lakes and across forested trails. Sometimes, we learn best while making new friends, trying new things, experiencing new thrills and discovering new worlds.

THE MOORINGS PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL 791 Harbour Dr., Naples 239-649-1811 x MooringsPreschool.org Visit MooringsPreschool.org for more information on our 2019 summer camp. MONTESSORI ACADEMY OF NAPLES 2655 Northbrooke Dr., Naples 239-597-2255 x naplesmontessori.org Children do not have to be a MAN student to enroll in our summer programs for ages 3-5 and 6-10. Children will have a summer of mystery solving, skill building, and fun. 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. NAPLES ZOO AT CARIBBEAN GARDENS 1590 Goodlette Rd., Naples 239-262-5409 x napleszoo.org Camp WILD starts June 10 and is a week-long daily camp for ages 5-12 where campers will enjoy games, activities, behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, arts & crafts, and much more. Camp runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Extended care is available for a fee. PRECIOUS CARGO ACADEMY 5200 Crayton Rd., Naples 239-261-7442 x preciouscargoacademy.org Open to grades K-5. Creative and dynamic curriculum integrated within fun, engaging themes. Literature units, math and science review, skill based weekly work, reading and writing, and STEAM program. Weekly field trips to destinations such as Sun-N-Fun Lagoon, The Imaginarium, Calusa Nature Center, and more. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekly, daily, and drop-in rates and sibling discounts available. Snacks included. THE SALVATION ARMY FRAN COHEN YOUTH CENTER 1472 Airport Rd. S., Naples 239-210-4019 x salvationarmynaples.org Our summer day camp offers engaging and educational activities for children ages 6-12. M-F, 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Volunteer opportunities for kids ages 15-18. Includes lunch daily and field trips.

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SOUTH BREEZE DAY CAMP 7100 Davis Blvd., Naples 239-213-8001 x southbreezedaycamp.com Campers ages 3-13 enjoy fun-filled days with a variety of activities including sports, science/robotics, creative and performing arts, nature, and more. Located on the campus of Seacrest Country Day School, June 17 to Aug. 2. Enrollment is limited – enroll now.

OVERNIGHT CAMPS A CAMP FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 6-16 Visit www.camphighlander.com for more information

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CAMP HIGHLANDER Mills River, North Carolina 828-891-7721 x 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 country come NEAPOLITANfamily • April 2019


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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 like no other. RECTORY SCHOOL 528 Pomfret St., Pomfret, CT 860-963-6740 x rectoryschool.org/nf Summer@Rectory is a four-week summer program in July for boys and girls entering grades 5-9. It offers a full day of morning classes and afternoon activities for both day and boarding students. The morning program focuses on academics, while the afternoon includes an hour-long focus program for students to cultivate their interests outside the classrooms.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS Camps marked with a b in other sections offer either special needs camps or accommodation/ inclusion options. Please refer to the listing for details. CAMP ABLE AT ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 1101 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island 239-394-7242 x campable.org Camp Able offers the opportunity for children with special needs to experience an overnight camp July 17-21. The staff consists of qualified adults,

as well as a contingency of trained college and high school-aged counselors. A day camp option also is available. Limited financial aid available. CAMP ABLE ACADEMY 5860 Golden Gate Pkwy., Naples 239-352-7600 x theableacademy.org Camp Able Academy offers program for children with special needs, ages pre-K through high school. This program typically has an extensive waitlist. DIABETES DAY CAMP Greater Marco Family YMCA 101 Sand Hill St., Marco Island 239-821-5051 x HelpADiabeticChild.org Aug. 5-9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Greater Marco Family YMCA. Sports, swimming, arts & crafts, and more. A trained professional will be on-site to assist with medical needs. High school volunteers are needed. For ages 8-14 with a type 1, type 2, or a pre-diabetes diagnosis. The cost is $100 per child. Transportation provided to and from Naples. EASTER SEALS CAMP CHALLENGE 31600 Camp Challenge Rd., Sorrento, FL 352-383-4711, ext. 201 x easterseals.com/florida Children six years of age and older and adults of any age, with disabilities or special needs, will enjoy a getaway filled with laughter, friendship, and fun. Activities include swimming, zip lining, archery, sports, drama, arts & crafts, and special events.

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Summer 2019 Grades 1-3: Naples Speech and Language Services for children who have ummer Language & Literacy Groups are being offered by North completed 1st through 5th grade. Tuesdays & Thursdays aples Speech and Language Services for children who have Grades 1-3: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm child will work individually and in small groups to improve: mpleted 1st throughYour 5th grade. Tuesdays & Thursdays

Reading Comprehension Understanding Cause &2:30 Effect pm - 4:00 pm our child will work individually and in small groups to improve: Grades 4-5: Listening Comprehension Receptive & Expressive Tuesdays & Thursdays Reading Comprehension Understanding Cause & Effect Auditory Processing Skills Vocabulary Grades 4-5: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Listening Comprehension Receptive & Expressive Following Directions Written Language Expression Tuesdays & Thursdays Auditory Processing Skills Vocabulary Critical Thinking & Problem Grasping Multiple Meanings 4:00 & pm - 5:30 pm Three-Week Following Directions Written Language Expression Solving Humor Session Offered: Critical Thinking & Problem Grasping Multiple Meanings & Three-Week Our language and literacy approach will be based on the principals of June 11 - June 27 Solving Humor Session Offered: LindaMoodBell's Visualizing and Verbalizing Program for ur language and literacy approach will be based on the principals of June 11 - June 27 Cognitive Development, Comprehension, and Thinking. Price: $350 ndaMoodBell's Visualizing and Verbalizing Program for ognitive Development, Comprehension, Thinking. Price: $350 Call to and register! Space is limited. Additional groups may be (239) 597-0935 added at other times or later in Call to register! Space is limited. Additional groups may be the summer. Call for details. (239) 597-0935 added at other times or later in the summer. Call for details. (239) 597-0935

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GET SET FOR SCHOOL HANDWRITING SUMMER SESSION GROUPS Summer Handwriting Groups are being offered by North Naples Occupational Therapy Services for children who will be entering Kindergarten and for those who have completed Kindergarten through 3rd grade.

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LEE COUNTY SPECIAL NEEDS CAMP 239-267-2181 x napperson@leegov.com leegov.com/parks/programs/special-needs These camps are designed for school-aged participants with special physical and/or developmental delays. LIGHTHOUSE OF COLLIER, INC. 2685 Lighthouse Dr. S., Suite 211, Naples 239-430-3934 x lighthouseofcollier.org We offer a summer camp program for children who are blind and visually impaired. Our Annual Summer Camp is for students ages 5-13 from June 3-14. Transition Camp is for students ages 14-22 from June 19-July 3. NAPLES THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER SUMMER HORSEMANSHIP CAMP 206 Ridge Dr., Naples 239-596-2988 x NTRC.org A weekly inclusion camp for children ages 4-16. The camp accommodates children with additional needs and typically developing children. Campers must be potty-trained, able to follow verbal directions, and have an interest in learning more about horses and horse care. SOCIAL SKILLS AND STRESS MANAGEMENT BOOT CAMP Naples x 239-963-7274 Audra Boxma and Julie McKenzie are offering a therapeutic summer camp with four hours of therapy each day. July 8-12 for children currently in grades 2-3. July 15-19 & 22-26 for kids currently in grades 4-7.

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Are you ready for the BEST SUMMER EVER? This year we have SO MANY exciting Summer Camp options to ensure your kids have FUN all summer long. At the Naples YMCA Summer Day Camp, we create an exciting, safe environment for everyone to have an unforgettable summer of fun.

Y SUMMER CAMP FOR AGES *5 - 13 Y KIDS: $100/WK | GUESTS: $125/WK TIME: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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SPORTS CAMPS i9 SPORTS 239-308-9849 x i9sports.com

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS COVENANT CHURCH OF NAPLES 6926 Trail Blvd., Naples 239-597-3464 x covenantnaples.com

This summer, i9 Sports offers leagues in both Lee and Collier County for boys and girls ages 3-14 in flag football, t-ball/coach pitch, soccer, and basketball. The i9 Sports program teaches young athletes the fundamentals of the game, healthy competition, and good sportsmanship.

F.A.I.T.H Lab, a science-inspired, Christ-focused Vacation Bible School, will be held June 10-14, from 8:45 a.m. to noon for children ages 4 to those entering grade 6. Registration opens April 1.

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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH NAPLES 3000 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples 239-596-8600, ext. 2 x fbcn.org/VBS

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, pigs, ducks, and chickens – yes we’ll collect eggs! Beginners welcome, and we offer special sessions for intermediate and advanced riders. Weekly sessions, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Vacation Bible School will be held June 3-7, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. For children 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2019, through current 5th graders. This year’s theme is “In the Wild: Amazing Encounters with Jesus.” NAPLES UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 5200 Crayton Rd., Naples 239-261-5469 x naplesucc.org/children-youth

S.T.U.D.S. Youth Football Camp Community School, 13275 Livingston Rd., Naples 239-593-6123 x studscamp.com

For grades K-5, July 29-Aug. 2, 9 a.m. to noon. Registration opens April 29. Our Vacation Bible School offers music, crafts, dramatic arts, games, daily Bible lessons, and more. $15 per child or $25 per family for the week. Wrap-around care is available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for $65 per child.

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