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2018 Summer Camps Offer Many Options To Keep Your Kids Active It’s only the start of spring, but before you know, the dog days of summer will be upon us. What can you do to keep the kids entertained? Where can they go to try new things, learn how to swim, meet new friends and have great adventures and even learn about places and cultures far away? There are many options to choose from locally that will fit the bill. The staff at the Osprey Observer has collected the top recommendations for local summer camps and created this special pull out section. Maybe your kids would like to spend the summer ‘horsing around.’ R&R Ranch offers just that opportunity, and not just to learn to horseback ride, but also about the care of the horses. At Music Showcase, music and theatre take the stage and so can your child. Musicals such as Mary Poppins Jr. and Fiddler on the Roof Jr. will be offered, and your child can hold starring roles in these and other popular musicals offered from the Florida Academy of Performing Arts for chil-

dren ages 5 and up. For your actor or musician, check out Firehouse Cultural Center and Patel Conservatory also offer fun and exciting ideas. The local YMCAs will offer many types of camps which mix fun along with great learning experiences. With plenty of choices, there is something for everyone. Mathnasium is the place to help give them a strong start in the fall. For dates, prices and registration information on these and more, turn the page and enjoy this special section and have a great summer. Do you have a child interested in cooking? Check out Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium’s Cooking Camps for Kids through Teens. With weekly themes utilizing agespecific activities and field trips that make BSAC unique, your kids will enjoy every moment of summer camp. Did we miss one? Let us know by e-mailing subject line “Summer Camp” to michelle@ospreyobserver.com and we will be sure to add our full listing online and in future editions.


Camp BSAC

Brandon Sports & Aquatics (BSAC) impacts lives and the community as a whole by providing over 10,000 swim lessons per year, in conjunction with its mission to prevent youth drowning. It also provides quality affordable childcare for working families. There is programming for the special needs population with its Team Trident Program, which is focused on three main areas: active recreation, proper socialization and interpersonal skills, and independent life skills. There is something at BSAC for every child. Over the past 55 years local families have counted on BSAC to provide year-round, quality sports, recreation and educational experiences for their children. We are a favorite of working parents who want to feel good about where they are leaving their kids every day; that the kids are safe, are learning valuable athletic and social skills and are practicing good leadership. Summer Camp at BSAC is a place for all children to be active, exploratory, creative, independent, playful, friendly, and confident. Join in for BSAC’s Passport to Adventure where your child will experience food, games and culture from all around the world. Both full day, half day and drop-in options at an affordable rate are offered. There are field trips weekly for all ages too. Every week the children will ‘travel’

to a new region of the globe, earning passport stamps as they go. They will dazzle you with the stories of their daily adventures as they bring out their inner Beast Mode in Africa and Seas the Day exploring the Islands. Along with the Summer Camp Experience, additional programming, such as swim lessons are offered. The Learn to Swim Program is the most comprehensive swim lesson program in our area, working with ages six months and up. These are conveniently offered during your child’s Summer Camp day.

Bricks4Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz Tampa is back with awesome LEGO® Summer Camps being offered all over the Brandon, Riverview, and Valrico areas. Join in for a different theme each week such as Star Wars, Minecraft, Ninjago, and much more! Each week our campers will be building signature Bricks 4 Kidz robotic LEGO® models, very popular LEGO® mosaics and 3D LEGO®

sculptures, as well as playing fun games and creating arts and crafts projects they will get to take home. At the end of each week, every camper will get to take home their very own LEGO® mini figure. Each day and week will be a brand new LEGO® adventure you won’t want to miss. Below is the schedule for the camps being offered at nearby locations: We Rock The Spectrum in Valrico, Monday to Friday, June 18-22: LEGO® STAR WARS Camp; July 9 – July 13: LEGO® Movies Camp and July 30 – August 3: LEGO® Superheroes and Villains. Livingstone Academy Campuses in Seffner, Riverview, and Bloomingdale: May 29 - June 1: LEGO® STAR WARSMincraft Mashup Camp (Seffner

Campus); Monday to Friday, June 25 29: Autism Spectrum LEGO Club Brandon Area LEGO Camp Morning Session (Bloomingdale) and July 23-July 27: LEGO® Mashup Camp (Riverview Campus). Sign up today at www.bricks4kidz.com/florida-tampa or call 545-4282.

Musical Theater And Much More Offered At Firehouse Cultural Center

The Firehouse Cultural Center will be offering Summer Camp through the summer. It is located at 101 1st Ave. NE in Ruskin. Week 1: June 4 – June 8 - Musical Theater I; Week 2: June 11 – June 15; Musical Theater II Week 3: June 18 – June 22; Musical Theater III; Week 4: June 25 – June 29; Musical Theater IV Week 5: July 2 – July 6; No Camp on Wednesday, July 4; Week 6: July 9 – July 13; The Art of Printmaking; Week 7: July 16 – July 20; Cartooning & Animation; Week 8: July 23 – July 27; Robotics-Materials Fee for Robotics: $50; Week 9: July 30 – August 3; Robotics -Materials Fee for Robotics: $50. For more information, call 645-7651 or visit www.firehouseculturalcenter.org.

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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

• 6 Weeks Through 12 Years • Full & Part Time Options • Open: M-F 6am to 6:30pm • Creative Curriculum for Infants & Toddlers • ABC Mouse Computer Technology • Brainwaves Curriculum • APPLE Accreditation • CITA Approved Curriculum • Security Code Access Entry • FREE Internet Viewing of Your Child’s Day • Outdoor Playgrounds with Water Park • Servicing the following schools, Grades K to 5 Stowers, Valrico Academy, FishHawk Creek, Bevis, Lithia Springs, Alafia, Cimino, and Foundation Christian • Nutritious Meals & Snacks: Low Salt & Sugar Summer Camp • Spanish & Music Included Begins • Trained Professional Staff, Tuesday, May 29th Certified in First Aid & CPR thru • Extracurricular Programs

NOW ENROLLING

SUMMER VPK 2018 & FALL VPK 2018-19 FREE 3 Hr Program

Kids ‘R’ Kids is excited to introduce our first summer camp EVER designed to teach your child that they are an important part of the global community. With a different “world” to explore each week using STEAM strategies and hands-on activities kids will explore all the things our world has to offer – all while sharing loads of laughter and having heaps of fun! Over the course of the summer, your child will build confidence and discover that one person no matter how big or small – CAN make a difference. And when we work together, there’s NO LIMIT to the amazing things we can accomplish to ROCK THE WORLD!

Friday, August 3rd Trips and Meals included

Two Great Locations...

CIRCA FISHHAWK 813-654-7000

5815 Kids Crossing Drive

VALRICO 813-657-6200

4321 Lynx Paw Trail

(Located next to Stowers Elementary and Mosaic)

(Located across fromLithia Springs Elementary)

Lic # CHC432384

Lic # CHC431024

www.KRKCirca.com

www.KRKValrico.com


Dance, Music And Theater Camps Take Center Stage At Patel Conservatory

Registration is now open for Patel Conservatory dance, music and theater summer camps and classes, which begin the week of May 29. Nearly 70 camps and classes are offered, most with performance opportunities, for students of all ages and abilities. Some camps and classes require auditions. Theater auditions will be held March 29, April 19 and May 18 and music auditions will be held April 7 and May 5. Auditions for Patel Conservatory Popular Dance (PCPD) classes will be held April 7. Registration for auditions is required. Additional information about the Patel Conservatory, including audition scheduling, is available at www.patelconservatory.org and by calling 222-1040. Nearly $200,000 in scholarships will be awarded for Patel Conservatory camps and classes this summer. Scholarship applications are available online and the priority deadline is April 16. The Patel Conservatory offers classes in dance, music and theater for students of all ages and experience levels. Each year, the Patel Conservatory and the Straz Center’s arts education programs enrich the lives of more than 70,000 students in our classrooms, on our stages and through the community. The Patel Conservatory is located at the Straz Center, 1010 N Macinnes Pl. in

Tampa. Visit www.patelconservatory.org.

Busch Gardens Offers Exciting And Educational Camp Programs

Busch Gardens’ Summer Day Camp is a time to make new friends, try new things, come face-to-face with a giraffe and challenge North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower. For more than 25 years, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has provided children with inspiring, exciting and educational experiences with some of the best Tampa summer camp options found anywhere. A variety of Summer Day Camps to fit your student’s grade level and interest are offered. Different programs are offered for

kids in grades K through 8th. Day Camps include daily lunches, snacks and drinks, a Camp T-shirt and a water bottle, complimentary photo with a Busch Gardens animal ambassador and compli-

mentary admission to Busch Gardens following camp each day for camper For students in grades 9-12, Busch Gardens offers Counselor in Training. If you are looking for something fun to do this summer, that will provide you with valuable career experience, then the Busch Gardens Counselor in Training program (CIT) is the summer camp program for you. This week-long program offers a real opportunity to learn from the best. Expert educators will share their experience and knowledge with you on topics from child development to zoo careers and environmental awareness. Complete a specialized orientation and participate side by side with camp counselors during the summer day camp programs. Application required. Information is available at https://buschgardens.com/tampa/summer-camps/day-camps/. If your child is looking for a homeaway experience, Busch Gardens Summer Resident Camp offers this chance for students. Busch Gardens Summer Resident Camps have combined nature and thrills to create a unique one-of-a-kind experience. Based out of a

secure onsite dormitory, Mzinga Lodge, camper’s grades 5 through college are provided with an all-inclusive camp experience from start to finish.

Come Experience The World With Kids R Kids

Some of the fun summer programs taking place at Kids R Kids this summer include: Kid Power - Explore heroes around the world to create an unforgettable superhero story of your own that combines STEAM concepts with special powers. Epic Escape – Solve ‘the-who-doneit’ cases from favorite children’s liaterature and global mysteries throughout history. Use secret code detective work, teamwork and problemsolving to reveal the plots of epic literature. Melting Pot – Get involved in making the world a better place by visiting new cultures, exploring unique languages, cooking up new recipes using math and science and creating new traditions for your family. Mind Blast – Build an original, interactive game using recycled materials found in your community. This is a funfocused week that fuses innovation, imagination and conservation.

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Our instructors have 30 years combined professional playing and coaching experience.

Session 1 June 4-8 (M-F)

Session 2 July 9-13 (M-F)

Session 3 July 23-27 (M-F)

Location:

M-W Ostingers Academy Space is Limited Th-F FishHawk Sports Complex Register Early Age Group: 7 - 14 yrs to hold your spot! Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Cost: $175/camper **(Second Child $125) **Multi week discounts

Daily Instruction • Games • Pitching/Catching Fundamentals Addressed • Drills For More Information:

Call 813.737.3000 or visit our website at www.OstingBaseball.com


Pay it Forward – Create a lasting impression on the world by expressing your kindness and goodwill through community-focused projects and cooperative games that will unite everyone involved. Other fun weeks include Creative Destination, Steam Revolution, Cloud Exploration, Habitat Hunters, Globe Trotters and Our Town. Kids ‘R’ Kids has two locations: Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Valrico is located at 4321 Lynx Paw Trail in Valrico. Call 657-6200 for more information and Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Circa/FishHawk, 5815 Kids Crossing Dr. Call 654-7000 for more information. Visit www.krkvalrico.com/programs/2018-summer-camp

Spend The Summer At R&R Ranch Horsin’ Around

Summer Campers will enjoy riding and caring for horses at family-owned R&R Ranch. It specializes in safe enjoyable horse experiences. The name stands for ‘Rest" and "Relaxation’ and also offers pony parties, trail riding lessons, horse boarding, playgroups and horse camps. Summer Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Monday to Friday. Early and late pickup can be arranged.

Student’s ages 6 to 12 years are invited to attend. Campers will enjoy: a daily trail ride or lesson, pony painting, hay rides, lots of games, snowball fight, learning how to care for horses and farm animals, bounce castle, Lunch and disco in the air conditioned camp house. There is a petting zoo with baby bunnies, chicks, ducks and baby pigs. Kids will also get to enjoy arts and crafts and more. Campers should wear closed toe shoes and comfortable clothes. They will also need a swim suit if they want to participate in the water activities. Campers will need to bring their lunch and lots to drink. Sunscreen and bug spray are also recommended. Safety helmets will be provided. R&R Ranch is located at 9805 Bryant Rd. in Lithia. Visit www.rrranchlithia.com.

Improve Math Performance Over The Summer At Mathnasium Brandon

Incorporating math studies into a student’s summer routine brings other significant benefits. “Take advantage of the more relaxed environment of summer break as a golden opportunity to

improve math performance,” suggests Becky McDaniels, Center Director at Mathnasium Brandon and Mathnasium @home. Mathnasium’s new @Home tutoring program will also help students keep up on their math skills from virtually anywhere. “During the summer, children have a lot of unstructured time, allowing them to unplug their busy minds and begin making different connections. These are ideal conditions for effectively absorbing new information and having a sudden ‘aha’ moment when concepts click into place. McDaniels has found the summer months to be a great opportunity for students to work on mathematics and have seen children make great strides with a serious commitment of just two to three hours a week all while having a great time. Call 655-MATH or visit online at www.mathnasium.com/brandon to schedule summer sessions at your neighborhood center or at home using

its Mathnasium @home program and combat the summer slide from virtually anywhere. Mathnasium will also be offering a coding/robotics camp this year on Sunday, June 17 and July 15. More dates to be added based on enrollment. Mathnasium of Brandon is located at 1048 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico in Plaza Bella.

Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium Is Cooking Up Some Summer Fun

Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium’s Summer Camps are a great way to learn new skills in the kitchen, create tasty recipes, and meet lots of new friends. The only things you need to be prepared are closed toe shoes and a restraint for shoulder length hair. All the ingredients, tools, and even the fun is included. Students are taught how to properly use real kitchen tools, knives, and appliances safely under adult supervision. Students come away with the confidence to prepare dishes that are age appropriate and tasty. The goal is to encourage your child to be a help in the kitchen and to have fun while building a lifetime of good skills. Cooking Camps for kids ages 6-9 will take place from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. daily and the tween’s and teen’s Summer Camps, ages 10-15) will take place from 2-4:30 p.m.

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Camps will take place weekly for four days and run from May 29 through August 2. Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium is located at Brandon Crossroads, 2080 Badlands Dr. in Brandon. Call 653-2418 or visit www.rollingpinonline.com.

Your Kids Will Enjoy Their Best Summer Ever At YMCA Camps

The area YMCA’s offer a lot of options for summer camp fun. With the full day camp experience, campers enjoy days full of themed camp fun like arts and crafts, swimming games and more. Specialty Full Day Camps include time throughout the week spent engaged in activities specific to the specialty chosen. If your camper is looking to spend an entire day immersed in something they are passionate about, the Aquatics, Sports, Teen or Gymnastics camps may be for them. Is your camper looking for a unique adventure? Two camp options may be YMCA Camp Cristina or The First Tee of Tampa Bay. Preschool and Adaptive Camps are offered at a few locations too. For more information at some of the local Y’s, call North Brandon Family YMCA at 685-5402, Campo Family YMCA at 684-1371, YMCA Camp Cristina at 677-8400 and Spurlino Family YMCA at Big Bend Road at 2289622.

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Enjoy The Summer Scene 2018 At The Florida Academy Of Performing Arts

Full and half day camps are available for kids ages 5 and up at The Florida Academy of Performing Arts (FAOPA) at Music Showcase. Kids will enjoy music, acting, guitar and drums, field trips, singing and games and more. Musical Theatre productions of Mary Poppins Jr., Seussical, Fiddler on the Roof Jr. and Junie B. Jones The Musical Jr. will all take place this summer. Daily themes will include Wicked, The Greatest Showman, Frozen, Hamilton and more. For more information, call 490-2787 or visit faopa.org.

Second Annual FamilyFriendly Summer Camp Expo

The Family-Friendly Summer Camp Expo (Tampa Edition) will kick off on Saturday, April 7 from 4-7 p.m. at the George M. Steinbrenner Field in connection with the Tampa Tarpons MLB team Inaugural Home Opener. When families pre-regis-

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ter online, they can take advantage of discounted $1 admission tickets to the Expo and the game. The Summer Camp Expo will offer a one-stop shop to local summer camps, summer activities, special needs camps, family products and services. The first 250 families will receive a free swag bag. Kids can run the bases, get player autographs, enjoy a fun Kids Zone, live entertainment, and so much more. There will be lots of giveaways and prizes up for grabs. Make sure to stay for the post-game fireworks. Visit FamilyFriendlyTampaBay.com for ticket

Learn Baseball From The Pros At Ostingers Academy Baseball Camp

Ostingers Academy will hold Baseball Camp this summer to give your child a better understanding of the game of baseball, through instruction, drills, and games. Having a good time while learning the fundamentals will be the main focus of this camp. Ostingers staff is made up of all former professional players who instruct, teaching the game from the ground up. The camp is not a full day camp with video games and indoor activities.

Jim Osting is a Baseball Instructor with 120 years of professional baseball playing experience including two years of Major League Experience (Padres and Brewers). Patrick Ryan is a Baseball Instructor with eight years professional pitching experience. Kris Wilken is the Head Baseball Coach at Bloomingdale High School and has six years of professional playing experience College and high school players trained by Ostingers Academy will assist your child throughout their camp experience. Additional help is provided from Ostinger players current and past to make the campers experience one of a kind. Camp weeks run Monday to Friday, June 4-8, July 9-13 and July 23-27. Camps run half days from 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Camps are held Monday to Wednesday at Ostingers Academy and Thursday and Friday at the FishHawk Sports Complex. The cost is $175 (multi week/multi camper discount). For more information or to register, call 737-3000 or visit www.OstingBaseball.com.

Summer Fun

Avoid The SUMMER SLIDE! Summer Topics

• Curing Finger Counting • Focusing on Fractions • Having Fun & Building • Confidence in Math

• Preparing for Middle School • Maximizing ACT/SAT Math Skills • Previewing or Reviewing • Algebra I & II or Geometry

Now Enrollin g for Summer

Mathnasium has two options to serve you with an In-Center experience or an @home experience.

Beach Side, Cliff Side, or World Traveler; take Mathnasium@home anywhere!

813-655-MATH Brandon’s Big Green “EggQu arters”

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TechPlayzone Offers Hands-On Technology Enrichment In Fun & Safe Environment

TechPlayzone has led the charge for engaging young people in science, technology, engineering, and math since 2005. With an increased demand for hands-on technology enrichment, TechPlayzone has continued to provide families with excellent curriculum, and fun in a safe environment for all kids. Give your child a high-tech advantage at

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TechPlayzone this summer. TechPlayzone is pleased to offer 4 weeks of STEM Camp for beginning and returning TechPlayzone campers in 2nd5th grade. TechPlayzone is honored to partner with FIRST LEGO League at Hillsborough Community College to power the FIRST LEGO League Camp. We also offer engineering enrichment specifically for 6th - 8th grade students. Using TechPlayzone's formula of hands-on project-based learning with cutting edge technology, students can work

AT T.L.C.’S GYPSY HAVEN! For ages 7 - 99

at their own pace or work as a team with the assistance of facilitators and staff members to complete one of the engineering projects each week. For information, visit techplayzone.com, call 6847329 or email techplayzone@gmail.com.

Find Fun Activities For Your Budding Artists At Center Place Fine Arts

Who knew that art could be so much fun? This summer, you can sign up your budding artists, ages 7 to 16, for workshops at Center Place Fine

NOW REGISTERING Limited Space (8 spots weekly) Call TODAY!

Weekly Themed Horse Back Riding Camps Hands On Experience & Education

Come learn about:

RIDING • GROOMING Monday - Friday Camps 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.

With Friday field trips!

June 4t h - August 3rd We are just ten minutes east of FishHawk! Visit our website at TLCSFARMS.COM. 4325 Keysville Rd., Lithia • Call Tammi at 813.842.4236.

Motorized LEGO® and LEGO® Art Projects

Full Week Camps Half Day and Full Day Options Ages 5-12

Camp locations all over Brandon • Riverview • Valrico Lithia • Fishhawk Early Bird Registration and Sibling Discounts To find out more and to register please visit

www.bricks4kidz.com/florida-tampa

or call us at 813-545-4282

Arts. Learn about painting, drawing, pottery, modeling and more. Workshops include Art Mural, Be Your Own Beautiful, Creative 3-D Masks, Discover America, Paper Sculptures, Recycled Art, Space Art, Wet & Wild Canvases, Drawing and more. Center Place is located at 619 Vonderburg Dr., Ste. B in Brandon. Classes are offered from Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register today by calling 685-8888 or visit www.centerplacebrandon.org.

Bricks 4 Kidz Tampa is back with awesome LEGO® Summer camps being offered all over the Brandon, Riverview, and Valrico areas! Join us for a different theme each week such as Star Wars®, Minecraft®, Ninjago®, and much more!


Art Monkey

Join in the fun this summer at Art Monkey Summer Camps, which will meet from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Camp is open to children ages 8 and up. Art Monkey offers a lot of creativity using pottery, clay, tie dye, mosaics and more. The Art Monkey is a wacky, fun, funky, and awesome place to express your creative side. Weekly themes will have coordinating projects. The participants will enjoy ‘Fun Friday’ with a movie and pizza party. The cost is $240 per child per week. You can register at www.artandicecream.com. While at Art Monkey you can enjoy some of the best ice cream around. Walk-in pottery and canvas painting as well as birthday parties, special events, classes, camps, and girl's night out are also offered. We have something for every age! Come join us today and check out what you've been missing For more information, call 3159803.

Summer Camp At T.L.C.’s Gypsy Haven

Your kids, from age 7 and up, will have a lot of fun enjoying weekly themed horseback riding camps. They will receive hands-on experience, learning to ride as well as how to groom the horses. Camp takes place Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting Monday, June 4. Your kids will enjoy field trips each Friday they are at camp. Just 10 minutes from FishHawk, T.L.C. Gypsy Haven is located at 4325 Keysville Rd. in Lithia. For more information, call Tammi at 842-4236 or visit www.tlcsfarms.com.

Florida Hawks

The Florida Hawks will be offering two camps this summer. Soccer Fun With Coach Juan Soccer Fun with Coach Juan will

T.L.C.’s Gypsy Haven is now registering for summer camp. With limited space (8 spots weekly), you will want to call early.

take place July 2, 3, 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Camp is for boys and girls born between 2006 and 2011. Kids will receive age appropriate technical and tactical instruction - small sided games - daily 5 v 5 competitions - daily soccer tennis and soccer golf competitions. There is a professional coaching staff and athletic trainer onsite. There will be a hydration station and camp -shirt Your child must bring readiness to have a lot of fun playing soccer as well as cleats, shin guards, and a ball. A snack and water bottle should also be brought to camp. The cost is $ 215. Goalkeeper Summer Camp Goalkeeper’s Summer Camp for male and female goalkeepers will take place July 23 to 27. Age Groups include – 10U, 11U 12U, 13U and Up, College Level. Features include: Daily session of specific, age appropriate Goalkeeper Skills; Daily session of tactical aspects of the Goalkeeper Position; Daily Video Session on technical and tactical aspects of the Goalkeeper Position; Daily “Only a Goalkeeper can do it” Competition; Daily Crossbar Challenge Competition; Daily Goalkeeper War Competition;

Experienced Coaching Staff and optimal Coach to Player Ratio; Athletic Trainer onsite; Hydration Station; Camp T Shirt and Written Evaluation at the end of Camp. Your Goalkeeper must bring every day: Readiness to work hard, very hard; Gloves (two or three pairs due to the wetness of summer); Two sets of goalkeeper gear (same as above); Cleats, shin guards, and a ball; Lunch and Water bottle. The cost is $495 for the week. Camps will be held at the FishHawk Sports Complex Soccer Fields. Register online for both camps at www.floridahawksfc.com.

FishHawk Ranch Tennis Club Offers Tennis For All Levels Of Skill FishHawk Ranch Tennis Club is offering its Sixth Annual Tennis Camp for your child ages 6 and up. Full day camps include plenty of tennis games and fun. Kids cool down in an air conditioned event room, and during lunch times engage in other fun outdoor and indoor games. On Fridays, campers walk down to the Starling pool and game room for a nice finish to the week. All levels from Beginning to Advanced. Register online at FishHawkRanchTennisClub.com or call the Pro Shop at 681-4000.

Summer Camp at

Camps Dates:

May 29th through

Looking for Summer Camps? We have TWO offered by Professional Licensed Coaches & Trainers! At Fishhawk Sports Complex Soccer Fields

Summer Fun with Coach Juan! Technical & Tactical Soccer instruction with clinics & competitions

July 2, 3, 5, and 6, 2018 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

August 3rd Sign Up for

We specialize in horse experiences for S u m m e r C am p the young child and beginner riders. Space is limited. • Daily Trail Rides & Hay Rides O n ly $ 2 2 5 p e r wk . (Mon. thru Fri. 9am - 5pm) • Horse Education We Also Offer: Field Trips, Pony Parties, Trail Rides, Play Groups & More 9805 Bryant Rd Lithia, FL 33547 Visit us on the web: rrranchlithia.com

F or more info call 81 3-653 -3 819

Boys and Girls born between 2011 and 2006

$ 215.00

GoalKeeper Camp Daily skills competitions and training sessions to improve position specific skills

July 23-27, 2018 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

Boys and Girls born before 2011 (U8 and up), including College Level Athletes!

$ 495.00 Register online @ www.floridahawksfc.com

Award W inning STEM Camps Since 2005 Where Bright & Creative Kids Play to Learn


Let Your Child Use Their Imagination This Summer At The Art Factory’s Summer Camp

By Kathy L. Collins

If you have a child between the ages of five and 18, and they would like to try a creative, unique and arts filled summer camp, then the Winthrop Arts’ Art Factory Summer Camp is a perfect fit for them. The Art Factory, the arts education programming of Winthrop Arts, is The Art Factory offering a three-week summer camp this June. Campers, ages five to Summer Camp 18, can come out and use their imagination as they create unique one-of-a kind artwork. will run for three weeks in the Summer Camp is Use Your Imagination. month of June beginning on Monday, During week one (June 4-8), June 4. Camp will be held Monday campers will work with Bryant Martinez, through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 the Winthrop Town Artist and Lead p.m. Instructor at the Art Factory to create an Campers can choose to attend one imaginary carousel in front of the Art week or all three. Each camp is priced at Factory. Martinez said, “We have always $80 per camper. There is no registration wanted to install an old-fashioned fee, and the cost includes all materials, carousel at Winthrop. Now, we will get the snacks and a free t-shirt (one per chance to do just that.” camper). Campers are divided by age During the second week (June 11and space is limited. 15) campers will again work with Martinez Campers will have the opportunity to to design, create and install a public art become immersed in art as they spend piece on Winthrop property. This year, three weeks working with professional campers will create small pieces that will artists. They will work with different medicome together to form a larger mixed ums to create one-of-a kind artwork. This media mural featuring indigenous animals year, the theme of the Art Factory and flowers.

Now in Riverview (in Lowe’s shopping center off of Hwy 301)

During the third week (June 1822), campers will work with other Art Factory Instructors, including Amy Estes, to create works of art using fabric. Campers will make unique items such as flags, canopies and lawn sails. They will learn creative

techniques such as sewing, stitching and printmaking. Younger children (ages five to seven) will work to create similar projects but on a smaller scale with more emphasis on take home arts and crafts items. Last year was the first year that Winthrop Arts offered the Art Factory Summer Camp, and it filled up quickly. To register your child or to get more information on this year’s Summer Camp, please visit www.winthroparts.org, or call 7585161 or email info@winthroparts.org.


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