a special publication of the ocala star banner, April 14, 2013
inside: tubing down the Rainbow a relaxing ride, PAGE 4 must-see concerts around the area, PAGE 8 listing of local camps, PAGE 13
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Explore some of the area’s cool spots
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Page Designer/ On the Cover Copy Editor Debbie Holley of High Springs kayaks Sharon Sullivan/Staff down the Rainbow River in October 2012. Doug Engle/Staff photographer/ file IELD DAILY F S! TRIP
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h, sure you can swim in your pool this summer. Or your neighbor’s pool or the city pool. Been there, done that. So why not explore some of the area’s natural pools? This region is filled with good old-fashioned swimming holes. You’ll find crystal clear springs. You’ll find local lakes with sandy beaches. You’ll even find campsites and rustic cabins. Olga and David Modders of Ocala, for example, love taking their family to Alexander Springs in the Ocala National Forest. It’s become part of their summer routine. “It’s so beautiful there,” she said. “It’s great for snorkeling. We could just
float out there ■■ Get the drift of and snorthe Rainbow River, kel and See page 4 see so much. The kids had a great time. We just hung out there all day.” Want to make it part of your summer, too? Here’s a rundown of some of the area’s top natural swimming spots.
Located in the Ocala National Forest, it’s one of only 27 first-magnitude springs in Florida. Its sloped spring pool makes it almost like a natural water park and a favorite for families, while the surrounding cabbage palm trees give it a
tropical feel. As with all the springs, it’s a constant 72 degrees, which makes it a refreshing respite on hot summer days. According to the USDA Forest Service, Alexander is tops in popularity among the four springs recreation areas in the Forest, based on visitor numbers. Nearly 42,000 people visited Alexander Springs last year, with some 27,700 of those attending May through August. The weekends are very busy, so you may want to try a weekday if you can. Alexander Springs is in northern Lake County. From Ocala, head east on State Road 40. Once in Astor, look for signs.
Located off State Road
40 about 28 miles east of I-75, Juniper Springs is the closest of the Forest springs recreation areas to Ocala. It had the second highest number of visitors last year with 39,648. It’s also one of the oldest, having been built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. You can still see the historic mill house there, with its recently restored waterwheel. As interpretive panels there explain, the mill house and waterwheel were used to generate electricity for the recreation area, an early example of green energy. It’s still a favorite spot for photographers. While there, take the Juniper Springs Nature Trail to Fern Hammock Springs, where you’ll see
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Swimmers enjoy the clear, cool water of Alexander Springs in the Ocala National Forest in June 2008. Alexander Springs also offers camping, picnicking, canoeing, scuba diving and hiking.
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springs: Salt Springs one of the ‘recreational jewels’ of the Forest Continued from 2 the springs bubbling up. You can’t swim there, but it’s fun to watch. There also is Juniper Run for kayaking and canoeing. Some like to canoe down the run and
afterward swim in the springs or vice versa. The heart of Juniper is the spring-fed swimming area next to the mill house. Juniper is the only Forest recreation area with a diving platform. The swimming area is
completely enclosed by a stone wall with steps leading down into the water and a sidewalk surrounding it.
The Forest Service calls Salt Springs one of the
“recreational jewels” of the Ocala National Forest. It’s located near the intersection of County Road 314 and State Road 19. You’ll find a natural spring rising beneath the swimming area. It gets its name from the presence of magnesium, potassium and salt in the water. Natural Resource Specialist Tonee Davis with the Ocala National Forest said she likes Salt Springs because of the wildlife you get to see. Blue crabs are common in the crystal clear water, and Davis said she’s seen otters there, too. Because of the wall and deep drop-off, it may not be the best spot for toddlers.
Silver Glen Springs
Boaters love Silver Glen Springs because you can take your boat up close to the swimming area and then enjoy the springs. As long as you don’t come on land, you don’t have to pay the park fee. It’s very popular for boaters on Fourth of July and Memorial Day, as well as weekends. Davis said she loves Silver Glen because it’s undeveloped. It’s all natural with no man-made walls, and the beach leads you gradually into the water, making it great for families. Swimmers love to lay out in the grassy areas and bask in the sun.
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The Spring Boils Trail here will lead you to the Spring Boils, another great spot to see the natural springs bubbling up from beneath to create a creek. The spot is significant for Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings fans; this is where young Jody played with his fluttermill along the run in “The Yearling.” Silver Glen Springs is located along State Road 19, six miles north of State Road 40. Admission for each of these Forest recreation areas is $5.50 per person. A $60 pass gives you access for a full year. For $2 per person, you can check out Mill Dam and Fore Lake recreation
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Savoring the Rainbow, slow and easy Thousands flock to Dunnellon’s spring-fed river each year to tube By Rick Allen Staff writer
ith the warmer days of summer in sight, Matt Smith is already looking forward to one of his favorite warm-weather pastimes. Tubing the Rainbow River. The 15-year-old Vanguard High School sophomore gets out on the river that flows the eastern edge of Dunnellon at least twice each summer. “It’s fun,” Matt said on a cold day in March. “It’s a great summer activity, and on the hot days it helps that the water is so cool.” The Rainbow River head springs is one of several Magnitude One springs in Marion County, so the river tends to be a constant 72 degrees. Hypothermia is not out of the question, but usually on 90-degree-plus days the slight chill from below is just what’s needed. But with tubing, much of the fun is what’s above the water. There’s wildlife, an ever-changing landscape and the attitude of just lazing away down the river like Huck Finn and Jim. Still, one of the region’s crystal-clear springs is right under your floating bottom, so there is as much to see underneath you as there is above the surface. Matt is hardly alone. During the peak summer months, thousands will join him for the leisurely float down the river Rainbow River. Yep. Thousands. Last July, in fact, nearly 16,000 tubers set out from the Rainbow River State Park for two-hour floats. And it’s likely just as many launched from the KP Hole County Park on the western bank of the Rainbow for the four-hour jaunt to south of the County Road 484 bridge. “It’s an enjoyable day,” said Rainbow Springs Park Manager Jim Smyth. “It’s a nice family thing to do.” Tubing season gets under way this
Tubers float down the Rainbow River at KP Hole Park in Dunnellon in October 2007. Tubers can launch from the KP Hole County Park on the western bank of the Rainbow for the four-hour jaunt to south of the County Road 484 bridge.
Last July, in fact, nearly 16,000 tubers set out from the Rainbow River State Park for two-hour floats.
Rainbow River State Park Tubing Entrance About a two-hour float past wilderness areas and picturesque homes along the river; exit is a short walk to parking area. Open weekends through Memorial Day, open daily through Labor Day Address: 10830 SW 180th Ave. Road, Dunnellon Cost: $10.60/person, includes tube rental, tram service and tax Info: 465-8555; www.floridastateparks. org/rainbowsprings
KP Hole County Park Tubing Entrance About a four-hour float from the park to the exit point just south of the County Road 484 bridge over the river. Abbreviated schedule: 8-11 a.m. daily until April 13, then 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m. daily. Address: 9435 SW 190th Ave., Dunnellon Cost: $10/person, includes tube rental, shuttle back to park and tax; $7 for shuttle service only. Park entrance fee is $5/person. Info: 489-3055; www.marioncountyfl. org/Parks/Pr_Directory/KPHole_AdditionalInfo.pdf month on weekends through Memorial Day, when the launches are open every day of the week. Both parks warn tubers, however, to get there early; the gates close as soon as the parking lots fill. From then, it’s one car in for every one car out. But Smyth warned there are some rules for tubers, regardless of which side of the river they launch from. First, county ordinances prohibit disposable food and beverage containers along on trips. If you take it into the water with you, you bring it out with you.
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tubing: Park fills up
so get there early
Continued from 4 Also, alcohol is not allowed. Period. Tubes can be rented on either side of the river. Or you can bring your own; however, if you bring your own, you’ll still pay the same park price. Bring sunscreen. “There are patches along the river where there’s no shade and you can get sunburned,” Smyth said. And Smyth warned about hypothermia; also, boats, some motorized, share the river, though they are supposed to travel
at no-wake speed. Still, tubers do need to be aware of them. And one other, sometimes dire, concern is noted on a KP Hole tubing info website: Don’t go onto private properties along the route. “Most residents will help in time of a true emergency and will make sure the proper agencies are alerted of the situation,” the website noted. “‘Can I use your bathroom’ is not a true emergency. You may want to take care of that event before you embark on the journey.”
Timmy Simms holds his grandchild, Riley Browning, and a float while Jamie Simms, Noel Decker and Taylor Simms gather gear as they exit onto a tuber trail after a cool run down the Rainbow River in June 2009.
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“Oblivion”: (Action/adventure) On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Stars Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman.
“The Big Wedding”: (Comedy) With an all-star cast led by Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl and Diane Keaton, this romantic comedy follows a family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full-blown fiasco. Also stars Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams. “Pain & Gain”: (Drama) Based on a true story, “Pain & Gain” follows a group of bodybuilders who engaged in a campaign of kidnapping, extortion and murder in Florida. Stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. He lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. Stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.
“Iron Man 3”: (Action) When Tony Stark finds his personal world destroyed, he seeks those responsible. The journey will test his mettle. Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. Stars Robert Downey Jr. “The Great Gatsby”: (Drama) Would-be writer Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922,
“Fast & Furious 6”: (Action) Hobbs has been tracking an organization of skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries. Full pardons for his crew are granted so they can return home and help. Stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. “The Hangover Part III”: (Comedy) Final film in director Todd Phillips’ record-shattering comedy franchise. This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off. Stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Ken Jeong.
ABOVE: Daisy Buchanan and Leonardo DiCaprio star in “The Great Gatsby,” opening in May. RIGHT: Johnny Depp, left, plays Tonto, a spirit warrior on a personal quest, who joins forces in a fight for justice with Armie Hammer, who plays John Reid, a lawman who has become a masked avenger, The Lone Ranger, from the movie “The Lone Ranger.” The film opens nationwide on July 3.
“Star Trek Into Darkness”: (Sci-Fi) In the wake of terrorism from within their own organization, the
June 7 crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth. With a personal score to settle, Capt. Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction. Stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana.
“Epic”: (Animated adventure/
comedy) A teenage girl finds herself magically transported into a deep forest between the forces of good and the forces of evil. She must band together with a rag-tag team of characters to save their world. Stars the voices of Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz, Aziz Ansari, Pitbull and Steven Tyler.
“After Earth”: (Sci-Fi) A crash landing leaves a teenager and his legendary father stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With the father critically injured, the son must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted
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movies: ‘R.I.P.D.’ is based on
the Dark Horse mini-series Continued from 6 terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Stars Will Smith and Jaden Smith. “The Internship”: (Comedy) Two old-school salesmen who, finding themselves suddenly unemployed and passed-by in the digital world, try to reinvent themselves by becoming interns at a major tech company. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.
“Man of Steel”: (Action) A boy learns he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. Stars Henry Cavill and Amy Adams. “This is the End”: (Comedy) Six friends are trapped in a house after a series of catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. Stars Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride and Jonah Hill.
been denied a job with the Secret Service of protecting the president. When he takes his daughter on a tour of the White House, the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. It’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter and the country. Stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
“Despicable Me 2”: (Comedy) Sequel catches up with Gru, his girls and their bumbling minions. Stars the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Al Pacino and Ken Jeong. “The Lone Ranger”: (Action) American Indian spirit warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice. Stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.
“Grown Ups 2”: (Comedy) Lenny has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grownups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on the last day of school. Stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade. “World War Z”: (Thriller) “Pacific Rim”: (Action/ United Nations employee Sci-Fi) Monstrous creatures Gerry Lane traverses the world known as Kaiju start risin a race against time to stop ing from the sea. To combat a pandemic that is toppling the Kaiju, a special type of armies and governments and weapon is devised: massive threatening to decimate hurobots, called Jaegers, that are manity itself. Stars Brad Pitt. controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. Stars “White House Down”: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, (Action) John Cale has just
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“Turbo”: (Animated comedy) A snail dreams of being the greatest racer in the world, but his obsession with speed has made him an outsider in the slow snail community and a constant embarrassment to his older brother. Stars Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Ken Jeong and Maya Rudolph.
“R.I.P.D.”: (Supernatural thriller) Based on the Dark Horse mini-series, “R.I.P.D.” (short for “Rest In Peace Department”) is Peter Lenkov’s comedic amalgam of the police and zombie genres featuring two dead police officers whose job it is to help the dead “rest in in peace.” Stars Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Bacon. “RED 2”: (Action/comedy) Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. Stars Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
“The Wolverine”: (Action) Wolverine from the X-Men goes to Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world, he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Stars Hugh Jackman.
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Dive. $20. Al Stewart: 7:30 p.m. April Night Ranger and Kansas: 20, University Auditorium. 7 p.m. May 25, Silver Springs. $20-$30. $26.99-$34.99. Stefon Harris, Nicholas Josh Turner: 3 p.m. June 15, Payton and David SanSilver Springs. $26.99-$34.99. chez: 7:30 p.m. April 27, UniKC and The Sunshine versity Auditorium. $15-$25. Band: 7:30 p.m. July 4, Silver Springs. $26.99-$34.99. Whitesnake: 9 p.m. Aug. 3, Bryan Adams: 8 p.m. May Silver Springs. $26.99-$34.99. 19, The Peabody. $45-$75.
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Harry Wayne Casey of KC and the Sunshine Band performs during the first of two shows at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Ind., in February 2012. The band will perform at 7:30 p.m. July 4 at Silver Springs.
Royal Southern Brotherhood featuring Cyril Neville and Devon Allman: 9 p.m. April 16, High Dive. $10. Dick Dale featuring Waylone Thornton & the Heavy Hands/Young Hookers: 8:30 p.m. April 17, High
Live Oak Wannee Music Festival: Acts include Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule and Tedeschi Trucks Band. Music runs April 18-20, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground.
Suwannee River Jam: Acts include Sheryl Crow, Eli Young Band, Easton Corbin, Rodney Atkins and Randy Houser. Music runs May 1-4, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground.
Orlando Rush: 7:30 p.m. April 28, Amway Center. $46-$126. The Black Crowes: 7 p.m. May 1, House of Blues. $45. A Day To Remember: 7:30 p.m., May 3, Hard Rock Live Orlando. $26.50. Crosby, Stills and Nash: 8 p.m. May 5, Hard Rock Live Orlando. $74-$149. Phoenix: 7:30 p.m. May 8, House of Blues. $37.50.
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concerts: Bob Dylan show in St. Augustine sold out Continued from 8 Cheap Trick: 8 p.m. May 10, Hard Rock Live. $33-$63.50. Jamey Johnson: 7:30 p.m. May 18, House of Blues. $28. New Kids On The Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men: 7:30 p.m. June 21, Amway Center. $69.50$89.50. Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine: 7 p.m. July 6, House of Blues. $25-$62. KISS: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16, Amway Center. $35-$95. Bruno Mars, Fitz & The Tantrums: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Amway Center. $38-$82. fun.: 8 p.m. Sept. 19, UCF Arena. $36.50.
St. Augustine The Lacs: 6 p.m. April 17, The Original Cafe Eleven. $15. Smashing Pumpkins: 7 p.m. May 2, St. Augustine Amphitheatre. $26.50-$46.50. Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent: 6:30 p.m. May 3, St. Augustine Amphitheatre. $36.50$86.50. Bob Dylan: 7 p.m. May 5, St. Augustine Amphitheatre. SOLD OUT. Imagine Dragons: 7:30 p.m. May 11, St. Augustine Amphitheatre. $22$35.50. Alan Jackson: 7:30 p.m. May 17, St. Augustine Amphitheatre. $57.50$83. Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell: 7:30 p.m. May 26, St. Augustine Amphitheatre. $36.50$86.50. LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul: 6:30 p.m. June 7, St. Augustine Amphitheatre. $42-$82. Billy Idol: 7:30 p.m. June 12, St. Augustine Amphitheatre. $35.50-$62.
Jacksonville Weird Al Yankovic: 8 p.m. April 16, Florida Theatre. $36.50-$41.50. Carrie Underwood: 7:30 p.m.
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ABOVE: Justin Bieber will be in concert at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Aug. 7. LEFT: Country singer Brad Paisley will perform June 22 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. RIGHT: Carrie Underwood will perform April 20 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
April 20, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. $42.50-$62.50. Welcome to Rockville with Alice in Chains, Limp Bizkit, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach and more: 11 a.m. April 27, Jacksonville Metro Park. $54.50. Crosby, Stills and Nash: 8 p.m. May 17, Florida Theatre. $58.50$123.50. Rosanne Cash: 8 p.m. May 31, Florida Theatre. $35-$45.
Justin Bieber: 7 p.m. Aug. 7, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. $39.50-$95.
Tampa Bay Area Funshine Music Festival with Train, Phillip Phillips, Smashing Pumpkins, Cheap Trick and more: May 3-5, Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa. $20-$249. A Day to Remember and Of
Mice & Men: 7:30 p.m. May 5, Jannus Live, St. Petersburg. $29.50. Taylor Swift: 7 p.m. May 5, Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa. $29.50$84.50. Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers: 7:30 May 23, The Mahaffey, St. Petersburg. $59.50$139. LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul: 7:30 p.m. June 6, The Mahaffey, St Petersburg.
$49.50-$125. Fleetwood Mac: 8 p.m. June 7, Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa. $36.75-$146.75. Brad Paisley with Chris Young: 7 p.m. June 22, Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa. $29.25-$64.75. Dave Matthews Band: 7 p.m. July 17, Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa. $40.50-$75.
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Mark your calendar “Cinderella”: Marion Ballet Theatre original produc-
A family is seen in silhouette as they watch fireworks during last year’s God & Country Day held off U.S. 27 and County Road 225A in Ocala.
New World Treasures: Artifacts from Hernando De
Soto’s Florida Expedition: Exhibit runs through Dec. 31, Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. (291-4455) Victorian International: Exhibit showcasing 19th century English and American decorative art, furniture, fine art and antiques runs through June 9, Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. (291-4455) Wild Waters: Wild Waters will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends through June 8, daily June 8 through Aug. 18 and weekends Aug. 24 through Sept. 2. Daily admission is $14. An unlimited splash pass is $32.99 and expires Sept. 2. On Saturdays from June 8 through the end of August, the park will be open for Family Fun Nights from 6 to 10 p.m. $10. (236-2121 or wildwaterspark.com) “Stuffed and Unstrung”: Variety show from the puppeteers of Jim Henson Puppet Co. starts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dassance Fine Arts Center, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. $22-$24. For mature audiences. (873-5810 or tickets.CF.edu) Opening reception: Reception for Culture Builds’ art series “Evolved Play” runs 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Recreation and Parks Administration and the Discovery Center, 828 NE Eighth Ave., Ocala. “Evolved Play” exhibit runs through Oct. 18. (401-3900) CF Wind Symphony: Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Dassance Fine Arts Center, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. (873-5810 or www.cf.edu) Monster Jam: Monster trucks invade Ocala Friday-April 21 at Bubba Raceway, 9050 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala. $12. (622-9400 or bubbaracewayark.com)
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New Beginnings: Spring Exhibit by the Ocala Art Group
runs through April 30, Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St., Ocala. (369-1500) Pleasure Days: Pleasure driving event runs SaturdayApril 21 at Florida Horse Park, 11008 S. County Road 475, Ocala. (flhorsepark.com)
The duo Within Arms Reach (Zach Clayton, left, and Alex Perrin) performed at Summer Jams last August on Ocala’s downtown square.
tion starts at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday- April 21 at Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. $10-$20. (236-2274) Dance Festival: Springtime dance festival starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. $10 for adults and $5 for ages 11 and younger. (236-2274 or ocalacivictheatre.com) Boomtown Days: Annual event will be held SaturdayApril 21 in Dunnellon’s Historic District. (489-2320 or firstname.lastname@example.org) “Smile”: Student production starts at 7:30 p.m. FridaySaturday and 2 p.m. April 21 at West Port High School, 3733 SW 80th Ave., Ocala. $12 for adults, $10 for students. (291-4000 or www.westportkolfpack.org) CF Patriot Singers: A Celebration of Song concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. Free. (873-5810 or www.cf.edu) Car and Motorcycle Show: Marion-Dunn Lodge No. 19 Car and Motorcycle Show runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20 at the lodge, 1846 SE 36th Ave., Ocala. Free to attend. $10 to register a vehicle. (536-5895 or 233-3250) CF Chamber Ensemble: Concert start at 3 p.m. April 21, Webber Center, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. (873-5810 or www.cf.edu) Spring Carnival: Fort McCoy School will hold a spring carnival featuring rides, off-road show and more from 5 to 8 p.m. April 26 at the school, 16160 NE County Road 315, Fort McCoy. Wristbands are $10. (671-6325) Earthfest: Arbor Day activities and children’s fishing derby will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at Tuscawilla Park, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. Event includes live music, food and more. (368-5517 or recreationandparks.ocalafl.org) Cool Cats and Hot Cars: Fundraiser for E.A.R.S. runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at E.A.R.S. Big Cat Sanctuary, 2250 NE 70th St., Citra. Event includes car show, K-9 demonstration, silent auction, raffles, vendors, swap meet, food, music and a tour of E.A.R.S. (266-2859 or www. bigcatsanctuary.org) Dance week: Dance week kickoff festival and flashmob runs 4 to 8 p.m. April 27 on the downtown square, Ocala. (266-3009 or email@example.com) Mark Johnson: Award-winning Dunnellon banjo player will perform with his longtime musical collaborator, Emory Lester, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 27 at Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. $10-$25. (236-2274) Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band: Swing into Spring concerts start at 2 p.m. April 27 and 3 p.m. April 28 at Marion Technical Institute, 1614 SE Fort King St., Ocala. (624-9291) David Levi: Ocala pop and contemporary Christian sing-
Ocala Comic Con: Large event featuring celebrities and
The Grave Digger, driven by Pablo Huffaker, front, races against Captain’s Curse, driven by Alex Blackwell, during the Monster Jam exhibition held at the Ocala Speedway in April 2011. er will perform a CD-release concert at 6:30 p.m. April 27 at First Presbyterian Church, 511 SE Third St., Ocala. Free.
Art Walk: First Friday Art Walk runs 6 to 9 p.m. May 3 in downtown Ocala. (286-8249)
West Port High School Graduates Art Show:
Exhibit runs May 3-31, Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St., Ocala. Meet the artists and 2013 art student graduates at the May 3 First Friday Art Walk. Kids, Cops and Firefighters: Day in the park with firefighters, law enforcement and rescue personnel runs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex, 1510 NW Fourth St., Ocala. (368-5517 or RecreationandParksOcalaFl.org) Marion Civic Chorale: Vocal ensemble will perform “Give My Regards to Broadway” program at 3 p.m. May 5 at Ocala’s First United Methodist Church, 3 p.m. May 12 at Countryside Presbyterian Church and 3 p.m. May 18 at St. George Anglican Cathedral. All shows are free. (537-8833) 4X4 Show: Off-road vehicle show and shine, three offroad courses, vendors and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 11 at Market of Marion, 12888 SE U.S. 441, Belleview. $15 for adults, $5 for seniors and children ages 6-12. Limited to 1,000 vehicles. No sand rails, ATVs or golf carts. (2456766 or www.themarketofmarion.com)
Car and truck show: “Jacked up for a Cause” car and
truck show runs 6 to 9 p.m. May 11 at Mojo Grill, 506 S. Pine Ave., Ocala. To register, cost is $10 and two cans of food. Spectators are free. (465-7473) Symphony Under the Stars: Annual Mother’s Day concert by the Ocala symphony Orchestra starts at 7 p.m. May 12 at Ocala Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, free for younger. (867-0355) “Guys and Dolls”: Classic musical runs May 16 to June 9 at Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd. $22. (236-2274 or www.ocalacivictheatre.com) Hog for Hope Bikes, Brews & BBQ: Food-and-music party benefiting ARC Marion starts at 6:30 p.m. May 31 at ARC Marion, 2800 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala. $25-$50. Evening ends with a drawing to win a motorcycle. (3512479 or arcmarionfoundation.com/hog-for-hope)
Fine Art on Broadway: Art exhibit runs June 4-29, Brick
City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St., Ocala. Meet the artists from 6 to 8 p.m. June 7. (369-1500). Art Walk: First Friday Art Walk runs 6 to 9 p.m. June 7 in downtown Ocala. (286-8249) Summer Jams: Local young bands and singers will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. June 21 at Citizens’ Circle at City Hall, Ocala. (368-5517 or recreationandparks.ocalafl.org)
costumes runs June 29-30 at Hilton Ocala, 3600 SW 36th Ave., Ocala. Dig Into Reading: Story Miners, reading program for grades K-3, starts at 2 p.m. Wednesdays June 19-July 24 at Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Children will receive a summer reading bag while supplies last; chance to win prizes every time materials are checked out. (671-8551) Dig Into Reading: Read-iologists, reading program for grades four through six, starts at 2 p.m. Wednesdays June 19-July 24 at Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Children will receive a summer reading bag, while supplies last; chance to win prizes every time materials are checked out. (671-8551) Story Time: Family story time starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 18-July 23, and 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays, June 19-July 24, at Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. (671-8551) Tween Time: Tween Book Club for grades four through six held on Thursdays, June 20-July 25, at Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. (6718551)
Marion Cultural Alliance Members-Only Show: Art exhibit runs July 4-27, Brick City Center for the Art, 23 SW Broadway St., Ocala. (369-1500) Art Walk: First Friday Art Walk runs 6 to 9 p.m. July 5 in downtown Ocala. (286-8249) Red, White and Blues: Patriotic festival includes live music, food and more from 6 to 9 p.m. July 3 at Citizens’ Circle at City Hall, Ocala. (368-5517 or recreationandparks.ocalafl.org) God & Country Day: The annual Fourth of July celebration includes arts, crafts, live entertainment, food and fireworks. All-day event is held at U.S. 27 and County Road 225A. (286-9494) Flick and Float: Swimming and movie party runs 8 to 10:15 p.m. July 12 at Jervey Gantt Aquatic Fun Center, 2200 SE 36th Ave., Ocala. (368-5517 or recreationandparks.ocalafl.org) Summer Jams: Local young bands and singers will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. July 19 at Citizens’ Circle at City Hall, Ocala. (368-5517 or recreationandparks.ocalafl.org)
Art Walk: First Friday Art Walk runs 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2 in downtown Ocala. (286-8249)
Back-to-School Bash: Annual event runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex, 1510 NW Fourth St., Ocala. (368-5517 or recreationandparks.ocalafl.org)
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Hannah Palmer of Connecticut cruises down the Twin Twister at Wild Waters in April 2000. The park is open weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June 8, then daily June 8 through Aug. 18.
Flick and Float: Movie and swim party runs 8 to 10:15 p.m. Aug. 10 at at the Hampton Aquatic Fun Center, 255 SW Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Ocala. (368-5517 or recreationandparks.ocalafl.org) Summer Jams: Local young bands and singers perform 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 16 at Citizens’ Circle, Ocala. (368-5517 or recreationandparks.ocalafl.org)
Ocala Shrine Rodeo: Annual circuit competition runs Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 at Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2322 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala. (694-1515) Art Walk: First Friday Art Walk runs 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 6 in downtown Ocala. (286-8249) Summer Jams: Local bands and singers perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 20 at Citizens’ Circle, Ocala. (368-5517 or recreationandparks.ocalafl.org)
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Day Camps Firewise Nature Camps: Mar-
ion County Parks and Recreation will hold weekly nature-themed camps from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, June 10-Aug. 9, Brick City Adventure Park, 1211 SE 22nd Road, Ocala. Camp is open to ages 6-12. $95 per week. (6718560 or www.marioncountyfl.org/ parks)
County Mini Camps: Marion County Parks and Recreation will hold mini camps at Belleview, East Marion and Greenway Elementary schools for ages 6-12. Camps run 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, June 17-July 18. Administrative fee is $25. (671-8560 or daniel.burleigh@marioncountyfl. orgs) Summer Adventure Camp:
This camp is open to ages 8 to 12 and offers a different theme each week at the Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave. Weekly camp sessions run 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 17-Aug. 10. $100 per week for members and $110 for non-members. (401-3900 or mydiscoverycenter.com)
Summer Outdoor Camp: This
camp is open to ages 11-14 at the Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave. The weekly camp sessions run 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 6-17. $100 per week for members and $110 for non-members. (401-3900 or mydiscoverycenter.com)
YMCA Summer Camp: Summer
camps run Monday through Friday and include weekly field trips, swimming, sports and games, arts and crafts and team-building. YMCA, 3200 SE 17th St., Ocala.
(368-9622 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
WinShape C3 Day Camp: The
camp runs June 10-14 at First Baptist Church of Ocala, 2801 SE Maricamp Road, and is open to children in first through sixth grades. The camp combines sports, recreation, arts, Bible study and worship. Hours are 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. $189. (629-5683, ext. 142, or www.winshapecamps.org)
Extreme Adventure Camp:
Marion County Parks and Recreation will host an extreme week of outdoor activities including kayaking, tubing, caving, rappelling, rock climbing and an overnight campout. Open to ages 8-15. Camp meets 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2. $130. (671-8560 or www.marioncountyfl.org/parks)
Outdoor Adventure Camp:
Camps are open to ages 9-15 at Ocala Conservation Center, 7325 NE 170th Ave., Silver Springs. Weekly camps run June 16-Aug.2. $295 per week. (www.ocalaadventurecamp.com)
ROCK Reddick: Recreation Outreach for Community Kids (ROCK) offers games, crafts and more from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 17-July 18 at the Historic Reddick Gymnasium. Open to ages 6-12. Administrative fee is $15. (671-8560 or cathy. email@example.com) Cool Croskey Summer Camp:
Field trips, crafts, games, swimming, field trips and more are offered at this camp for ages 5-12 at E.D. Croskey Recreation Center, 1510 NW Fourth St., Ocala. Camp runs 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 10-Aug. 9 (no camp first week in July). $55 per week. (401-3920 or ocalafl.org)
Lillian Bryant Open Recreation: Activities for ages 5-17 at
Lillian Bryant Community Center, 2200 NW 17th Place, Ocala. Camp runs 3 to 7 p.m. June 10-Aug 16. $5 registration fee, $20 per week. $10 for city residents on free or reduced lunch. (629-8389)
PACC Camp: The Ocala Police
Department’s Summer Day Camp for ages 6-12 runs 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17-July 26 at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 5 SE 17th St., Ocala. Activities include learning about laws, gun safety, forensics, arts and crafts and more. $300. (369-7133)
Xtreme Kids Summer Camp Adventure: Summer fun begin-
ning June 7. Activities include kayaking, rock climbing, swimming, in-line skating, skateboarding, aerobics and more. Camp is at 2801 SW 20th St., Ocala. (861-9474)
ing Center: Summer camp for
ages 5-10 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 5066 SE 64th Ave. Road, Ocala. Dates to be announced. (687-4600)
Skate Mania: Summer camp for ages 2-12 runs 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 5461 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala. Skating, dancing, dodge ball, relay races, movies, arts and crafts and more. $85 per week. Dates to be announced. (624-2223) Master Gardener Summer Camp: UF/IFAS Marion County
Extension Master Gardener Marion Sprouts Summer Camp. Learn about insects, plant growth, herbs, ecology, fruits, nuts, water, landscapes, diseases, vegetables and career exploration. Open to ages 8–14. Camp runs June 24-28 at Marion County Extension Services, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala. $75. Registration deadline is May 17. (671-8400)
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Rowan Quartarao, 6, center, hurdles the ball as he plays a game of cowboys and ninjas with Ava Thigpen, 6, left, and Caitlin Connolly, 6, during the YMCA Summer Soccer Camp at the Marion County Family YMCA in Ocala last July.
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Skylar Moore, 8, cuts up a water bottle to make it into a flower at the weeklong art camp called “Chilling With Chihuly” last July at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala. The children were creating their own works of art with different colored plastics inspired by glass blowing artist Dale Chihuly.
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Overnight Camps Camp Kiwanis: Program runs
June 17–July 12 and features four one-week sessions for ages 7-13. $200 per week. Space is limited. (236-5401 or www.CampKiwanisOcala.com)
4-H Camp Ocala: Camp for ages
8-13 runsJuly 15-19 at Camp Ocala in the Ocala National Forest. Activities include kayaking, archery, crafts, orienteering and swimming. $225-$255 per child. (671-8413)
Girl Scout Camps: Weekly
overnight camps for girls in second grade and up will be held at Camp Scoutcrest and Camp Wildwood. Camps run the weeks of June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21 and July 28. $375 per week. (www.gswcf.org/summercamp)
Enrichment Camps Camp Invention: Grace School,
4410 SE Third Ave., offers students a hands-on camp in science and teamwork for children in second through fifth grade. Public and
private school teachers head up Camp Invention June 17-21. $230. (campinvention.org)
Summer Reading Program:
Marion County Public Library System Summer Reading Program for children, teens and adults. (6718551 or go to library.marioncountyfl.org for the schedule)
St. John Lutheran School: Daily field trips will include bowling, swimming, gymnastics, movies, crafts, museums, zoos and aquariums, library, Chuck E. Cheese, parks and more. School is at 1915 SE Lake Weir Ave., Ocala. Open to grades K-eight. $140 per week. (622-7275 or www.stjohnocala.org for full schedules) Robotic Camp: IHMC will hold
a series of one-week robotics camps for sixth through ninth grades. $150. Space is limited to 20 students per session. IHMC is at 15 SE Osceola Ave., downtown Ocala. (387-3051 or www.ihmc.us for the schedule)
IMPACT Youth Leadership Training: Summer camps promotes literacy, emphasizes leadership skills and character
development. Camp includes community service projects, trips to Wild Waters and more. Camps run June 10-Aug. 16 at 3401 SE Lake Weir Ave., Ocala. $120. (789-6552 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gifts: Gifts will offer a Pre-K Summer Program for 3-, 4-, and 5-years-olds, and Writing Workshop and Reading Camp for first through ninth grades from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through Thursdays, June 11-28, July 8-26 and July 29-Aug. 16. Individual speech, language and reading therapy available. 3401 SE Lake Weir Ave., Ocala. (694-4438 or www.giftstherapy.net)
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Appleton Museum of Art: Two
camps for ages 4-6 run 10 a.m. to noon June 24-28 and July 15-19. The cost is $75 for Appleton members, $90 for non-members, per week. Six Summer Art camps for ages 7-12 run 9 a.m. to noon June 17-21, July 8-12, July 29-Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-9, or 1 to 4 p.m. June 24-28 and July 15-19 at the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Fee is $95 per child for members, $110 for non-members,
Michkail Dandreano plays dodgeball during a WinShape Camp held at First Baptist Church in Ocala last June. The camp offers sports, recreation, arts, Bible study and worship for children in first through sixth grades. per week. (291-4455 or www. AppletonMuseum.org)
Brick City Center for The Arts: Summer art camp on color, techniques and more runs 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays June 11-Aug. 2 at 23 SW Broadway St., Ocala. $25 per day or $80 for
four days. (867-9660)
Theater Ocala Civic Theatre: Work-
shops and performance classes run throughout the summer for ages 4 and older. Theater is at 4337 E. Sil-
ver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Missoula Children’s Theatre and Starfish Circus will run in June. Call the theater for times and registration. (2362274 or ocalacivictheatre.com)
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ning June 10 for kids ages 5-12. Extended time available. 1220 SW 33rd Ave., Ocala. (401-3663 or www.balconysports.com)
Performing Arts Conservatory: The conservatory, at 819 SE
Mary Ellen School of Dance:
MTRA: Marion Therapeutic Riding Association, 6850 SE 41st Court, Ocala, will host a two-week summer riding and horsemanship camp open to riders ages 7-13. Classes will meet 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday June 10-21. $250 per week, or $400 for both weeks. (732-7300 or email@example.com)
First Terrace, offers summer dance camps June 24-28, July 8-12 and Aug. 5-9. Acting camps run July 29Aug. 2. Dance and acrobatic camp runs July 22-26 and Academic camp runs July 29-Aug. 2. Summer classes also available. Extendedday available. (237-5678 or www. pacocala.com)
Full- and half-day camps and clinics for ages 3-12. Camps and clinics include ballet, tap, hip hop, Star Wars Camp, Princess Camp, gymnastics and more. Full-day camps run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 6-12. $120. Half-day camps for ages 3 and older. $60. (732-2030 or maryellenschoolofdance.com for schedule)
Dance Factory: Six-week classes for ages 3 and older. Classes offered include tap, ballet and hip hop. (368-7616 or dancefactoryocala.com for schedule)
Gymnastics Camps Balcony Gymnastics: Summer camps run 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays begin-
Owl Hollow Farm: Summer riding
camp with swimming for all ages with weekly or monthly sessions June through August. 740 SE 59th St., Ocala. (237-4132 or owlhollowfarm.net)
Eden Farm: Three sessions of summer riding camps, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 9-14, June 23-28 and July 28-Aug. 2. $300. 1720 SW 42nd St., Ocala. (572-7658 or edenfarmocala.com) Happy Acres Ranch: Weekly sessions run 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. the weeks of July 8, July 15 and July 22 for ages 7-13. Swimming and horse-oriented games are in the afternoon. $300 per week. 10051 SW 125th Terrace, Dunnellon. (489-
8550 or ocalahappyacres.com)
SilverStride: Weeklong sum-
mer camp sessions include riding, games, races and more, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17-21 or July 8-12, 9925 NW 160th St., Reddick. $150 for half day or $200 for full day. Space is limited.
MARTIAL ARTS Ocala Karate Dojo: Karate and self-defense classes from 9 to 5 p.m., 2611 SW College Road, Ocala. (237-9076 or ocalakarate.com) Ocala Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:
Summer Day Camp for ages 5-13 runs 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 7-Aug. 16 at 7365 SW 38th St., Suite No. 203, Ocala. Daily field trips, self-defense instruction, arts and crafts projects and more. (622-6562 or www. ocalabjj.com)
Ocala Family Martial Arts:
Summer camps include Children’s Beginning Karate, Children’s Beginning Jiu-Jitsu and Beginning Traditional Weapons. Camps held 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 10-Aug. 16, 2511 NE Third St., Ocala. $100 per week. (426-4023)
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ABOVE: Gianfranco Cortes, top, and Gary Rangel juggle during the Starfish Circus at Ocala Civic Theatre. Based in Kalamazoo, Mich., Starfish Circus stops in Ocala each summer to train students in performance and circus arts, which they perform during three shows throughout the weekend. LEFT: Camper David Gulling, 9, wears a pair of spy glasses during gadget day at last year’s Camp Invention.
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summer camps 2013 Continued from 15 Martial Arts World: Summer
camp includes martial arts and weekly field trips from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 10-Aug. 16 at 10654 SE U.S. 441, Belleview. $159 per week, or $129 per week with Star Banner ad. (307-0014 or www.mawus. com)
Sports All Sports Camps for boys and girls: Ages 6 to 12 play five sports
and swim from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17-20 at the College of Central Florida, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. $160. (www.goCFcamps. com)
Baseball for Boys and Girls:
Ages 6 to 12. Baseball Camp runs July 15-18 and Baseball Fun Camp runs July 29-Aug. 2 at College of Central Florida, 3001 SW College
Road, Ocala. $160. (www.goCFcamps.com)
gear. (671-8560 or www.marioncountyfl.org/parks)
Lifeguard Camp: Junior Life-
Adventure Splash Camp:
Kayak/Paddleboard: Children ages 10-15 can learn the basics of kayaking and paddleboarding from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10-13 or Aug. 12-15. The camp will meet at Brick City Adventure Park, 1211 SE 22nd Road, Ocala. $75. (671-8560 or www.marioncountyfl.org/parks)
guard Camp for ages 11-15 runs 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 17-22 at Jervey Gantt complex, 2200 NE 36th Ave., Ocala. $75. (624-2410 or www. ocalafl.org)
Fish Camp: Ages 8-15 will learn to bank and boat, fish, boat safety, fishing rules and more. The week will end with a family fish fry. Camp runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 5-9, Brick City Adventure Park, 1211 SE 22nd Road, Ocala. $130, includes all
Ocala Aquaticsâ€™ one-week sessions featuring swimming, water polo, water basketball, arts and crafts runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 10-Aug. 2 at the Newton A. Perry Aquatic Center, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. $130 first week, $110 each additional week. (873-5811)
Basketball Camp: St. John Lutheran School will host a basketball camp for students in third through ninth grades June 10-14 at 1915 SE Lake Weir Ave., Ocala. $95 prior to May 31, $100 prior to June 10 or $125 day of camp. (622-7275, ext. 2004, or John.Westol@stjohnocala.org)
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ABOVE: Earl Gardner, 13, comes in on his kayak at Camp Amigo at 4-H Camp Ocala last July. The camp, which is a nonprofit run by firefighters, brings burned children to camp for a week at no cost. LEFT: Counselor Molly Lane helps Lexie Gutman, 8, fire a bow and arrow for the first time at Camp Kiwanis last year. The camp has been in operation since 1948 and is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ocala.
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Marion County Parks and Recreation Outdoor Recreation Programs
“FIREWISE NATURE CAMPS” Firewise Nature Camp is the place to be for summer fun with our nature-related camp programs. Children ages 6-12 can explore the wonders of nature through weekly themes and hands-on activities, arts and craft projects, hikes and games, highlighted by special guests and field trips. Additionally, campers will learn about wildfire safety and how to develop safe Firewise practices in their daily lives. Firewise Nature Camp is based out of Brick City Adventure Park (1211 SE 22nd Road, Ocala). Nature camp programs will run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Before-and-after care (7:30-8 a.m. and 5-6 p.m.) is included in the weekly fee. MONDAY-FRIDAY / JUNE 10-AUGUST 9 / WEEKLY FEE - $95 PER CHILD / AGES 6-12 LET’S HEAT THINGS UP! June 10-14 Come explore ways of creating heat with fire. Learn why plants and animals need heat to survive. Explore exotic plants and animals that like heat, but don’t belong here. LIP-SMACKING PACKIN’ June 17-21 Let’s explore the world of edible outdoor foods. What foods give the most energy to keep things moving in the environment? Let’s feed the fire by consuming the fuel. REACH YOUR PEAK! June 24-28 Can you reach your peak? Discover how energy converts into strength and endurance to travel. Explore the balance of fiery highs and valley lows. What’s your physical peak? SNAP, CRACKLE, POP! July 1-5 Why does a bowl of cereal snap, crackle and pop? Is it air, pressure, heat, gas or energy? Join us for a week of exploding fun. (No camp on July 4.) ARE YOU SHERLOCK HOLMES? July 8-12 What happens to energy when it is left behind? Evidence points to droppings or trace minerals! In a world of mystery, let’s examine the evidence left behind in the woods…scats and tracks of evidence! TRIPLE “R” ROUNDUP July 15-19 Howdy, Sheriff…rumor has it there’s going to be a duel at Firewise Camp: good guys versus bad guys. Reckon it might be time to gather a posse together to round up, rustle up and remove the bad guys from the environment. Join the sheriff and posse for a trash roundup and learn what you can do to prevent fires. GALE FORCE VS. TSUNAMI July 22-26 Let’s surf different kinds of waves as we explore the various waves of energy moving around us. We will check out energy forms from fire, wind, weather and water, as well as radio wave communications. Hold on to your hat…this is going to be a strong one!
FISH CAMP August 5-9 / Mon-Fri / 8a.m.-5p.m. Ages 8-15 / $130 per child Youth will learn bank/boat fishing, boating safety, types of tackle, casting tips, knot tying, fish identification, cleaning and preparing fish, fishing rules and etiquette and more. All youth will receive a rod and reel, tackle box and tackle. The final day will include a family fish fry. Fee includes gear. Participants meet at Brick City Adventure Park. Program is limited. Preregistration required. EXTREME ADVENTURE CAMP July 29-August 2 / Mon-Fri / 8a.m.-5p.m. Ages 8-15/ $130 per child A fun-filled week of outdoor adventure that takes it to the extreme with activities including: kayaking, paddleboarding, tubing, hiking, rappelling and rock climbing, as well as an overnight campout. Participants meet at Brick City Adventure Park. SUMMER MINI-CAMPS / AGES 6-12 Monday-Thursday / 8 a.m.-2 p.m. / June 17-July 18 (no camp on July 4) Ages 6-12 / Administrative fee: $25 per child Our summer mini-camps will be offered at Belleview Elementary, East Marion Elementary, and Greenway Elementary schools. Breakfast and lunch program will be available at most mini-camp sites. Registration gets underway April 1. SUMMER “R.O.C.K.” AT REDDICK Monday-Thursday / 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / June 17-July 18 (no camp on July 4) Ages 6-12 / Administrative fee: $15 per child It’s “Recreation Outreach for Community Kids” (R.O.C.K.) at the Historic Reddick Gymnasium this summer with a variety of activities including: fun games, relays, crafts and sports games. R.O.C.K. Reddick requires pre-registration before a child can participate. For information on Reddick programs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or danny.smith@ marioncountyfl.org or call 352-671-8560.
Search, register and pay for Marion County Parks and Recreation programs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any device connected to the internet at http://marioncountyfl.org/parks.htm. For more information, please contact Marion County Parks and Recreation at 352-671-8560 or email cathy.norris@ marioncountyfl.org.
CATCH A RIDE...PIGGYBACK! July 29 – August 2 Explore what’s riding piggyback in the environment. Fire leaps to tree tops, bacteria hitches and rides along, fungus grows on decaying matter and small creatures are always looking for a free ride. We will get down and dirty to experience what else is piggyback riding in the different ecosystems. PLUCKERS AND NOISEMAKERS August 5-9 Crows caw, owls screech and alarms sound. What’s the importance of animal and machine sounds in our environment? Learn about the meaning of sounds around us.
OUTDOOR RECREATION SPECIALTY CAMPS
KAYAK / PADDLEBOARD MINI-CAMP Session I June 10-13 / Mon-Thurs / 8a.m.-1p.m. Session II August 12-15 / Mon-Thurs / 8a.m.-1p.m. Ages 10-15 / $75 per child / per session Learn the basic skills of kayaking, as well as the latest “Stand-Up Paddling” (SUP) sport. Program will include instruction and local outings in the area. Participants meet at Brick City Adventure Park. Pre-registration required.
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ALL AGES • RIDING • SWIMMING HORSE CARE • FUN IN THE SUN A SUMMER YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!
JUNE & JULY DAY SESSIONS WEEKLY OR MONTHLY CALL TANYA GRAEF FOR AN APPOINTMENT
740 S.E. 59TH ST. • OCALA, FL (½ mile east of Shady Hill Elementary)
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Camp Patriot Co-ed Basketball Camps: Basketball camps
Ocala Power: Ocala Power Volleyball will host camps at 1501 SW 44th Ave., Ocala. (207-2934 or www.ocalapowervb.com for schedules)
for ages 8-18 run June 17-20, June 24-27, July 8-11 and July 22-25. $135 before May 1 at the College of Central Florida, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. $150 after. (854-2322, ext. 1323)
Volleyball Marion County Juniors Volleyball Club: Summer camps, skills
clinics and open gym will be offered all summer for girls and boys ages 8-18 at the MCJ Volleyball Club, 1433 SW 15th Ave., Ocala. (3514837 or go to www.marioncoun-
Golf Junior Golf University: Ages 8 to 16 will learn the fundamentals of play, course rules and etiquette. One-week camps are held at Ocala Golf Club, 3130 NE Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. (401-6917 for times and days) Pee Wee Golf Camp: This is a
three-day golf camp for ages 5-7
at Ocala Golf Club, 3130 NE Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Includes basic techniques of the game through hands-on instruction. (401-6917 for times and days)
First Tee Boot Camp: First Tee Summer Boot Camp for ages 10 and older runs 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 13-15 or June 16-18 at Pine Oaks Golf Course, 2201 NW 21st St., Ocala. $150. (362-2258 or thefirstteeofgreaterocala@gmail. com)
Tennis and Swim Camp: Par-
ticipants ages 6-12 will learn basic strokes, proper grips and scoring. Program will run 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monday-Friday, June 10 through Aug. 9, at Jervey Ganntt complex, 2200 NE 36th Ave. $115 per week. Tennis-only camp runs 9 to 11 a.m. $95 per week. (629-8453 or www. ocalfl.org)
Junior Team Tennis: This camp offers children the opportunity to play in a fun atmosphere against competitors of similar skill level. Camp runs 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays or Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 10-July 26 at Fort King Tennis Center, 3301 SE Fort King St., Ocala. $210 for two days or $300 for three days. (629-8453)
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Julia Baxley, 11, and other members of the Discovery Center Summer Art Camp help tape down one of the sculptures for the Scotch Tape Family temporary art exhibit on the Ocala Downtown Square in Ocala last August. The camp members made four sculptures, each made entirely out of scotch tape, which took them about a week to complete.
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Soccer St. John Soccer Camp: St. John Lutheran School offers co-ed soccer camps for second through sixth grades June 25-28 at 1915 SE Lake Weir Ave., Ocala. (622-7275 or www.stjohnocala.org)
Specialty Camps Camp Boggy Creek: The camp’s
mission is to enrich the lives of children who have chronic or lifethreatening illnesses by creating camping experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun, empowering, safe and medically sound. Children will enjoy early morning swims and late-night camp fires. Dates: Heart, June 8-14; rheumatic/ arthritis, IBD and Immune Deficiency, June 18-22; cancer/south, June 26-July 2; bleeding disorder/ hemophilia, July 6-11; epilepsy, July 15-20; asthma with kidney, transplant, craniofacial and spina bifida,
July 24-29; cancer/north, Aug. 2-8; sickle cell, Aug. 12-17; Camp Boggy Creek, 30500 Brantley Branch Road, Eustis. (483-4200, 866-4626449, info@BoggyCreek.org or www.BoggyCreek.org)
Florida Diabetes Camp: The camp provides opportunities at various locations around the state for children with Type 1 diabetes. Activities are designed to meet the specific needs of each age group, but all camps feature traditional land and water activities. Pediatric endocrinologists, nurses and other medical staff are in attendance at each camp. There are several sessions available. Tallahassee Camp (ages 7-11), June 25-29; Pee Wee Camp (ages 6-8), June 16-21; Winona Session 1 (ages 12-14), July 28-Aug. 4; Winona Session 2 (ages 9-11), Aug. 10-17; Fun Sports Camp in Tampa, June 9-14; Cycling Adventure Camp, North Central Florida, June 24-29. Cost: Ranges from $450-$575, depending on camp. Financial assistance is available. (334-1321 or www.floridadiabetescamp.org)
The Florida Diabetes Camp provides camping opportunities at various locations around the state for children with Type 1 diabetes. Camps are open to children ages 6 through 18, and the cost is dependent on the length and location of the program.
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