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THE ULTIMATE 2019 GUIDE TM

AN SRQ MAGAZINE ANNUAL 2019

| SARASOTA | MANATEE FAMILIES, KIDS, EDUCATION AND INNOVATION


AN SRQ MAGAZINE SUMMER CAMPS ANNUAL 2019

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SUMMER CAMPS IN SARASOTA, BRADENTON, LAKEWOOD RANCH AND THE KEYS

OVERALL DAY CAMPS ART CAMPS

What incredible treasures we have in our Gulf Coast backyard for kids— ones that truly come alive during the summertime when school is out and the sense of adventure is wafting through the air. In Sarasota and the Bradenton Area, families have no shortage of great destinations for their children and an increasingly diverse menu of summer camps experiences from which to choose. Schools get into gear with a formidable lineup of both academics, sports and the arts—from The Out-Of-Door STEM Camps in engineering to the NewGate School Adventure Camp highlighting hiking, paddleboarding and horseback riding in the great outdoors. Non-profit organizations and attractions typically aimed at afterschool and weekend programs during the school year now set their sights on week-long extended camps—from Sarasota Jungle Gardens Zoo Camp (if your little one loves animals, this should be at the top of your list) to Ringling College of Art and Design’s Summer Classes in drawing, painting, comic art, video production, creative writing, character design and more (our 8-year old can’t wait until he’s old enough to enroll.) There is veritable feast of lovely things for your children to do this summer—all you need is to get your schedules organized (easier said than done. especially when you have more than one child), get registered and get ready for another fun-filled summer that will have your kids begging for just one more week!

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Historic Spanish Point

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Camps Celebrating the Outdoors

Selby Gardens Botanical Paradise

Give your children an authentic Florida summer! Historic Spanish Point Summer Camps take the children of today back into the past with carefree, out in nature, wonder-filled days they will remember forever. Enjoy weekly themed camps that include a variety of activities, including fishing, archaeology, and outdoor survival skills. Camps run from Monday, June 3 through Friday, August 9. Cost is $200 per week -- Discounts available for Historic Spanish Point Members and siblings. —Historic

Experience nature in full bloom at this 15-acre botanical and children’s rainforest garden on the beautiful shores of Sarasota Bay. Home to indoor and outdoor displays of rare tropical plants and an outdoor, elevated rainforest. Selby Gardens is truly a horticultural wonderland for all ages. Enjoy grab-and-go lunches and sweet treats by Michael’s On East, as well as coffees and teas at the Selby House Cafe. —Visit selby.org

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Getting Your Smile On This Summer

Freeman Orthodontics

Freeman Orthodontics is committed to providing you and your family with exceptional orthodontic care in a welcoming, attentive and professional environment. Dr. David Freeman (a Board Certified Orthodontist) and his team are trusted and well known throughout the community for their quality care, treatment results and community involvement for over fifteen years. The boutique practice is centrally located in Sarasota, at 2050 Proctor Road, Suite A. —Freeman Orthodontics, FreemanOrthodontics.com


Front Row Seats to Ocean Literacy This summer, kids can get involved in something fishy through ocean-themed camps with Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium! Mote Camps feature Sarasota-based sessions for children entering kindergarten-8th grade, Florida Keys camps for 6th-12th graders and special Shark Pups & Grownups camp for children ages 2-5 and their favorite adults. —Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium. See all sessions and register at mote.org/summercamp

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Ringling College of Art and Design Summer Studios Stay cool and get creative in studio, digital and lens-based art classes. Have fun while building skills in drawing, painting, figure study, photo, film, animation, concept sketching, character design, comic art, illustration, video editing, portfolio and more. 1-week sessions, half-day or full day. Open to students ages 11-18 entering grades 6-12. Classes from June 3 to June 28. —Registration Opens on April 1 ringling.edu/ SummerArt. 941-955-8866

Florida Studio Theatre Summer Camp Florida Studio Theatre is Sarasota’s contemporary theatre with the mission of making the arts accessible and affordable to as many people as possible. Now in its 45th year, FST has grown to a campus of five stages and reaches over 215,000 people annually through its six core programs: Mainstage, Cabaret, Stage III, Children’s Theatre, Education and New Play Development. Part of FST’s Education programming, the FST School is dedicated to nurturing the individual creativity of youth. Little Theatre, Ages 4-6; Little Theatre - The Play’s The Thing Introduction Week, Ages 4-6; Children’s Performing Arts Camp, Ages 7-12; Intro to Theatre – All the World’s a Stage, Ages 7-12; Teen Performing Arts Camp, Ages 13-17; Young Performer Company, Ages 13-17; Young Performers Company WRITES, Ages 13-17; and more. —Florida Studio TheaFlorida Studio Theatre

tre, 1241 North Palm Ave., Sarasota. 941-366-9000. info@ floridastudiotheatre.org floridastudiotheatre.org

Kid Potential

Brain-Based Learning Skills We are one of 550 providers of a nationally researched pair of programs called PACE and Master The Code. PACE stands for Processing and Cognitive Enhancement, and Master the Code, the other program we offer, re-teaches reading, writing, and spelling codes. The goal of PACE and Master the Code is to build brain based learning skills until they reach or exceed age appropriate levels. Students who complete the program can read, write, and spell fluently. The PACE program, developed by Dr. Ken Gibson and a collaborating team of learning and medical professionals of Colorado Springs, CO, is based on the idea that there are six underlying areas in the brain that govern learning. If these areas are strong and well developed, the student will be an A/B student. If these areas are weak or underdeveloped, the student will struggle in school and in life. —Kid Potential. kidpotentialflorida.com RocketKids | APRIL 2019

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Affordable Camps—Archery, Beach Volleyball, Bricks 4Kidz and More! When school’s out, camp’s in! A trusted camp provider for more than 40 years, Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources offers affordable camps to suit your child’s interests and fit your family’s schedule. Offering one-week specialty camps including Archery, Art and Movement, Beach Volleyball, Bricks 4 Kidz, Chef Camp, Fishing, Mad Science, Mosaic, Sand Sculpting, Sewing, Skim, Surf and Paddle, Woodshop and more. There’s something for everyone! —Register online at scgov.net/parks or call 941861-PARK (7275). www.scgov.net/home/showdocument?id=39948

Empowering Youth at Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County invites children and teens to join one of its six Club locations in Sarasota, Venice, North Port and Arcadia for an exciting 9-week summer experience. The 2019 Summer Program offers enriching programs that empower youth to achieve their full potential. Club memberships include a free breakfast and lunch each day; dinners are also provided at select locations. Teens can participate in exclusive leadership and career development programs. —The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota bgcsarasota.com Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources

Creativity at Art Center Sarasota Art Center Sarasota presents four exciting camps this summer. Creative Kids Summer Art Camp for ages 6-10 and Emerging Artists Summer Art Camp for ages 11-15 where campers are immersed in art. Smaller 3-day camps are Fashion Bootcamp for ages 9-16 creating fun wearable fashions and Picture This! Photography Camp for ages 10-15 focusing on digital photography. All camps run from 9:30-3pm with before and after care offered. Scholarships are available. —Art Center Sarasota. artsarasota.org/summercamp

Art Cemter Sarasota

Summer Family Mental Wellness Dr. Christina de Guia is a board-certified physician with over 15 years of experience. Her training at the NYPH-Columbia and Cornell University programs in Child Psychiatry ensures she has the right background to provide you with quality care. Dr. de Guia continues to promote wellness and education through clinical work, volunteering at community events and teaching FSU’s medical students as a Clinical Professor. Let Dr. de Guia help you, because you deserve someone educated and committed to your mental health and well being.—CMD Psych, 269 S. Osprey Ave., Suite 200, Sarasota. CMDPSYCH.COM, 941-364-3629. 6

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Summer Fun The Out-of-Door Summer Academy

The Out-of-Door Academy’s Summer Academy The Out-of-Door Academy is an independent, college preparatory school with two campuses in Sarasota. Students in Pre-kindergarten through grade 5 receive unparalleled education at the Historic Siesta Key campus, while students in grades 6-12 attend the Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch. Summer Academy offers Arts, STEM and Sports Camps, as well as Academic courses for students ages 5 – 17. Join ODA from June 10 - July 19. —The Out-Of-Door Academy. See www. oda.edu/summer for details.

The Players Studio Let The Players Studio transform your child’s summer into something magical and rewarding. In its two Musical Theatre Camps students learn acting, dance, singing, technical elements, and more! Campers present a full show on stage at the end of four weeks. One-week Mini Camps are offered with fun themes including, mermaids, Star Wars and more. Dance Camps will offer professional training in dance styles as well as competition prep. Programs encourage students to expand artistic, social, and personal skills that they will use for life.—The Players Centre for Performing Arts. www.theThe Players Studio

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Nurturing the Potential of Children Summer Camp at the Y focuses on nurturing the potential of children and helping them grow in spirit, mind and body. Our camps create a fun atmosphere for your child to actively participate in a wide range of activities, all while incorporating our character development program. —Register in-person at the Frank G. Berlin, Sr. YMCA or Evalyn Sadlier Jones YMCA or online at: sarasotaymca.org/camp

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Summer Fun The Ringling

Arts Come Alive Summer Family Programs at The Ringling June 3 through August 3, 2019. Programs include Museum of Art Mondays, ROAR!, Stroller Tours, and Family Saturdays. All programs are free but advance reservations required. Program tickets include Museum admission for that day. Up to two adults may receive free Museum admission per child. No programs during the week of July 4. Please check Ringling.org for the schedule and to make reservations.—The Ringling www.ringling.org/events/series/family-programs

Asolo Repertory Theatre’s Family Day for Around the World in 80 Days Eight actors, 109 characters, six trains, six boats, four flights, one storm, a circus act and an elephant take center stage when Asolo Rep partners once again with UK’s Kenny Wax Family Entertainment (Hetty Feather) to bring Around the World in 80 Days to Sarasota. When the mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg and his faithful servant Passepartout board the train in London in 1875, he has only 80 days to travel around the world to win a wager with his fellow members at the Reform Club. A grand adventure lies ahead in a spectacular journey that includes danger, romance and surprises with the illustrious Scotland Yard pursuing him at every turn. Join the Asolo Repertory for Family Day on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Pre-show activities begin at 12:30pm | Performance begins at 2pm. Around the World in 80 Days is recommended for ages 7 and older. Promo code: 80DAYSFAMILY—Asolo Repertory. www.asolorep.org/engage-learn/family-program

CAMP LISTINGS OVERALL CAMPS CENTER MONTESSORI SCHOOL SUMMER FUN EXPERIENCE CAMP

Ages 3-10 This educational summer program is enjoyable for children and has different themes each week filled with arts and crafts. Themes include (in order by week) Spanish immersion, gardening, art adventure, red, white and blue, becoming a chef, water week, global exploration and drama. Dates: Runs from June 3 to August 2, closed the week of July 2. Cost: Varies from $125-$175 per week, multi-week enrollment discounts available. Register: 941-753-4987; cms@centermontessori. org; www.centermontessori.org. 6024 26th Street. West, Bradenton

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DREAM OAKS CAMP Ages 7-17 All activities are tailored for children with hyperactivity or disabilities who want to be physically challenged at camp. It will be fast-paced and will require strong endurance. Each week has a specific theme. Session #1 (June 18-22): “Let’s Go to the Cinema!”, Session #2 (June 25-29): ”The Greatest Show on Earth!”, Session #3 (July 2-6): ”The Great Voyage”, Session #4 (July 9-13): ”Tropical Oasis.” All activities during this week are tailored for children with severe sensory processing disorders. Session #5 (July 16-20): ”The Time Tunnel”, Session #6 (July 23-27): ”Mystery Week”, and Session #7 (July 30-August 3): ”Enduring the Elements.” Dates: June 18 to August 3. Cost: $25 registration, $125 per week, financial aid available. Reg-

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ister: 941-746-5659, www.foundationfordreams.org/programs/. 16110 Dream Oaks Place, Bradenton.

GIRLS INC. SUMMER CAMP Ages 5-14, girls will be separated into age groups Campers will explore the community, participate in sports, stretch their creativity, acquire valuable life skills, join clubs, learn about the environment, make new friends and have fun. Each girl will participate in activities that involve them in nationally researched and developed programs. Dates: May 29 – August 10 from 7:30am – 6:30pm Cost: $25 registration, $125 per week, financial aid available Register: Jamie Katrine, Jamie@ girlsincsrq.org; www.girlsincsrq.org. 201 South Tuttle Ave., Sarasota.


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NEWGATE SCHOOL CAMP PASSPORT Ages 3-6 For younger children, this camp offers a special extension of NewGate’s wonderful Early Childhood Program. The youngest campers spend their days in a cozy Montessori Children’s House designed just for them. Daily activities include fine and gross motor development, nature study, games, gardening, singing, dance, creative drama and more. In each session, the children take an imaginary journey to another land, experiencing their sights and sounds, flora and fauna, music and food, arts and crafts, dance, games and stories. Based on NewGate’s nationally-acclaimed international studies approach, children will travel to four countries around the world. Each session features a new country and new activities. Dates: June 3 to June 28 from 9am4pm. Cost: $250/week; multi session and sibling discounts available. Register: 941-922-4949, www.newgate.edu. 5237 Ashton Rd., Sarasota. ADVENTURE CAMP Ages 6-12 Campers experience outdoor fun and exciting adventures every day. The action-packed activity schedule typically includes kayaking, horseback riding, ice and roller skating, Acro-Fit Gymnastics, Lido Beach explorations, paddleboarding and much more. Activities take place all around Sarasota. Summer camp at NewGate is a wonderful opportunity for children in Greater Sarasota to meet new friends, engage in diverse and meaningful activities and develop new interests and skills. Dates: June 3 to June 28 from 9am-4pm, extended hours available for additional fee. Cost: $250/week; multi session and sibling discounts available. Register: 941-922-4949, www.newgate. edu. 5237 Ashton Rd., Sarasota. THE OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY BANYAN DAY CAMP Grades K-6 Enjoy the beautiful campus and experience adventures. Each week, the adventure will be different for campers, ranging from escape rooms and outdoor adventures, global exploration, water activities and arts and animal research. Weekly field trips include: Sky Zone, Asolo Repertory Theatre, EVO Athletics Ninja Warrior

Course, Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. Dates: June 10 to July 19 (no camp the week of July 2-July 6) Cost: $195/week Register: 941- 554-3400, www.oda.edu, 444 Reid St., Sarasota.

YMCA SUMMER CAMPS KINDER CAMP Ages 3-5 Kinder Camp is a specialty camp for preschoolers, a perfect introduction to the YMCA camp experience. Trained and caring staff will introduce campers to singing, arts and games and field trips. Children must be fully potty trained. Cost: $95/ week for members and $145/ week for non-members. Dates: June 3 to August 2. Register: KB Belton Youth Development Coordinator kbelton@sarasotaymca.org, 941-922-9622 x1313, Evalyn Sadlier Jones YMCA, 8301 Potter Park Dr., Sarasota. CAMP EXTRAORDINARY Ages 5-12 At Camp Extraordinary, located at the Evalyn Sadlier Jones YMCA , campers find an exciting, safe environment for kids to have fun. While they’re taking part in unique experiences and adventures, they’re also building self-esteem, developing personal skills and making lasting friendships. Activities, combining traditional, sports and outdoor adventure, and field trips, reinforce core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Cost: $145/ week for members and $195/week for non-members Dates: June 3 to August 2. Register: KB Belton Youth Development Coordinator kbelton@sarasotaymca.org, 941-922-9622 x1313, Evalyn Sadlier Jones YMCA, 8301 Potter Park Dr., Sarasota. CAMP INCREDIBLE Ages 5-12 At Camp Incredible, located at the Frank G. Berlin, Sr. YMCA , campers find an exciting, safe environment for kids to have fun. While they’re taking part in unique experiences and adventures, they’re also building self-esteem, developing personal skills and making lasting friendships. Activities, crafts, educational lessons and field trips, reinforce core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Cost: $145/ week for members and $195/week for non-members Dates: June 3 to August 2. Register: Nate Gonyea (Berlin) 941955-8194 x116 or 941-955-8194. Frank G. Berlin, Sr. YMCA. www.sarasotaymca.org/

camp. 1075 South Euclid Ave. Sarasota. CAMP HANCHEY Ages K-8 With weekly swimming and weekly field trips (onsite or offsite), children are placed in age-appropriate groups by grade level. Children are encouraged to be at camp by 9am, as activities and many field trips begin at this time. Dates: June 3 to August 2. Register: 701 Center Rd., Venice. www.veniceymca.org

ARTS CAMP ART CENTER SARASOTA CREATIVE KIDS SUMMER CAMP Ages 6-10 Campers will explore the history of art, as well as flex their own creative skills. Learn basic art skills such as color mixing, painting with artist paint brushes and drawing with marker, pastel and pencil, and explore the world of ceramics and music, all within weekly themed environments. Campers will present all of their art work to parents at a 2pm presentation on Friday. Dates: May 27-August 9 Cost: $260/ week for non-members or $210/week for members. Register: 941-365-2032. www.artsarasota.org/creativekidscamp. EMERGING ARTISTS CAMP Ages 11-15 Campers will explore the history of art, as well as flex their own creative skills. Learn basic art skills such as color mixing, painting with artist paint brushes and drawing with marker, pastel and pencil, and explore the world of ceramics and music, all within weekly themed environments. Campers will present all of their art work to parents at a 2pm presentation on Friday. Dates: May 27-August 9 Cost: $260/week for non-members or $210/ week for members. Register: 941-3652032.www.artsarasota.org/eartcamp. FASHION BOOT CAMP Ages 8-16 With this trio of three-day sessions, young designers create clothing from both conventional and unconventional materials. Students can use materials provided at camp or even bring interesting materials in. Some supplies are included, but students need to bring requested materials on supply list and a basic sewing kit for the project. Supply list provided with reg-


Summer Fun istration. Dates: June 17-19, July 15–17, 29–31 Cost: $140 for members and $170 for non-members per session Register: 941-365-2032 www.artsarasota.org/ bootcamp. 707 North Tamiami Trl., Sarasota. PHOTOGRAPHY BOOT CAMP Ages 10-15 Learn about the photographic arts and test your eye behind the camera with this intensive comprising a trio of threeday sessions. Every camper gets a free t-shirt. Dates: June 3–5, July 1–3, 22–24. Cost: $180/session for non-members or $150/session for members Register: 941365-2032.www.artsarasota.org/summercamp. 707 North Tamiami Trl., Sarasota.

FILMMAKERS SUMMER CAMP Middle and High School Students The program will consist of an exciting six-week course where students will have an opportunity to explore all aspects of filmmaking, from beginning to the actual creation of their own film. At the conclusion, all participants and parents are invited to a Red Carpet Premiere Reception with a private viewing. Last year’s participants also shared in the excitement of viewing their film as part of the annual Cine-World Film Festival held in November. Dates: June 18 to August 1 Cost: Free for qualified applicants Register: filmsociety.org IMG FASHION CAMP Ages 14-18 Engage with fashion industry leaders and guest speakers to explore all facets of the industry, including fashion show production and model management strategies. Work with other campers from around the world in breakout sessions and gain key exposure to diverse perspectives and ideas. Previous speakers include Ashley Graham and David Cunningham. Dates: July 23 to July 29 Cost: $2,550–$2,950 Register: www.imgacademy.com/Fashion-Camp-At-IMG-Academy. 941-7551000. 5650 Bollettieri Blvd., Bradenton. RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN Ages 11–18 Students learn new

techniques through exploration in a variety of media and methods to inspire creative problem solving and further develop critical thinking skills. Stay Cool and Get Creative while having fun and building 10

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skills in drawing, painting, figure study, mixed media, photo, creative writing, animation, concept sketching, character design, comic art, video production and more. Dates: June 3 to June 28, 1 and 2-week sessions, half-day or full-day. Cost: TBA Register: 941-955-8866, www. ringling.edu/SummerArt. 2700 North Tamiami Trl., Sarasota.

RINGLING PRE COLLEGE 2019 Ages 14-18 This program will allow for students to participate in a wide range of immersions and core classes at Ringling College of Art and Design. Their path is based on their interests. Immersions include Computer Animation, Creative Writing: Scripts and Stories, Drawing for Animation, Figure Sculpture and many more! Dates: June 23 to July 20. Cost: $6,020 is the total for tuition and fees (including application fee) plus fully refundable damage/ residence deposit. Register: 941-9558866, precollege@ringling.edu.www.ringling.edu/Applying-PreCollege. 2700 North Tamiami Trl., Sarasota. THE OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY ARTS CAMPS Grades K-8 A wide range of visual and performing arts camps give kids the chance to explore their creative side through music, woodworking, dance, sewing, mosaic art and more. Dates: Camps are divided into week-long sessions in both June and July Cost: $165/week Register: 941-349-3223, www.oda.edu, Siesta Key and Lakewood Ranch campuses.

DANCE CAMPS STEP INTO BALLET CAMP Ages 4-7 Dancers will be swept away by one of these themed sessions, ranging from the work of local children’s book author Diane Ochiltree, to wild animals and the world of music. Each themed session will include classes in ballet, creative movement and the chance for campers to design their own costumes. Dates: Session I: June 3–7, Session II: June 24–28, Session III: July 8–12 Cost: $125/week & $225 for two Register: 941-225-6520, education@sar-

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asotaballet.org, www.sarasotaballet.org/ summer-fun-ballet. 1100 North Tuttle Ave. #17, Sarasota.

CHILDREN’S SUMMER DANCE CAMP

Ages 8-11 This is a fun and educational program for any child who loves dance. Classes will include ballet, character, jazz, mime, costume designing and specialty dance. Themed sessions include “All Around the World” and “Dancing Through the Ages.” Dates: Session I: June 10–14, Session II: June 17–21 Cost: $200/week or $375 for two weeks. Register: 941-2256520, education@sarasotaballet.org, sarasotaballet.org/summer-fun-ballet. 1100 North Tuttle Ave., #17, Sarasota.

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TO DANCE Ages 5-10 Intro to Dance invites beginners ages 5 through 10 to explore new ways of moving. Students will have the opportunity to take Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acro and Creative Movement. Each day will also include craft time and a small provided snack. No dance experience necessary. INTERMEDIATE MOVERS Ages 8-14 Intermediate Movers is designed for those aged 8 to 14, who will learn actual works from SCD’s repertoire. Daily classes includes Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz and Acro. Students will also participate in a variety of games and crafts. Small snacks provided. Dates: July 8 to 12 Cost: $150 or $300 for both sessions, 10% discount for additional sibling registrations Register: 941-2608485,info@sarasotacontemporarydance. org, sarasotacontemporarydance.org/ kids-summer-programs. 1400 Boulevard of the Arts, Suite 300, Sarasota.

MUSIC CAMPS LET’S ROCK SARASOTA GARAGE ROCK BAND SUMMER CAMP Ages 10-16 This summer camp program will allow for students to work on their music skills, interact with fellow young musicians and play in a rock band. Dates: Weeks of June 11, 25, July 9 and 16. Cost: $225/week, a


Summer Fun one-time registration fee of $25 for new students and a one-time registration of $30 for new families. DIGITAL MUSIC PRODUCTION PROGRRAM Ages 10-17 In this eight-week program, students will learn to make their own songs using Ableton 9 and will become familiar with beat production, recording and mixing. Students will create songs with recordings and microphones using a provided sample library to create a finished product. Dates: TBA Cost: $525 Register: 941870-7273. info@letsrocksarasota.com, letsrocksarasota.com. 1355 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota.

hone their own skills or sample something new. Activities for string, wind, brass and percussion students include daily rehearsals in a large ensemble, a technique class, and skill-building in a rhythm class. Classes are kept to manageable sizes, so every student receives individual attention. As part of the experience, students will present recitals in Holley Hall in the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center. Dates: July 8–19 Cost: TBD. Scholarships available. Register: 941-953-3434. www.sarasotaorchestra.org/education/summer-music-camp. Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

MUSIC COMPOUND Grades 1-12; grades 1-5 are grouped together and grades 6-12 are grouped together Summer camp available at Music Compound. Full day options offered. Each week ends with a performance for family and friends. Find your inner musician this summer. The Music Compound provides an environment to inspire, collaborate and educate children and adults in pursuit of their love of music. Members of the Music Compound will have access to a wide array of learning opportunities intended to not only build music skills but also enhance confidence, communication and social interaction abilities. Learning opportunities include one-on-one instrument lessons, group instrument lessons, music education, workshops, open forums to encourage music interactions and performance and recital opportunities. Dates: June 3 to August 2. Morning Session: 9am-12 Noon. Afternoon Session: 1-4pm. Cost: Discounts available. Register: 941-379-9100, contact@musiccompound.com,www.musiccompound.com. 1751 Cattlemen Rd., Sarasota.

SARASOTA YOUNG VOICES CHOIR CAMP Ages 8–18. This five-day choir

SARASOTA ORCHESTRA SUMMER MUSIC CAMP Grades 1-8. Offering the

perfect escape from hot Florida summer days, campers will enjoy this three-week musical adventure in an air-conditioned concert hall. No prior experience is required, this camp is open to students of all abilities and is the ideal time for a beginner to try out a musical instrument or for intermediate and advanced students to 12

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camp comes full of choral education, games/activities, music and movement. Performance for parents at the end of the week. Dates June 11 to 15 Cost: $150 Register: 941-724-4592, sarasotayv.org, 3224 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota.

VENICE SYMPHONY SUMMER MUSIC CAMP Grades K-12, beginner,

intermediate and advanced. For 30 years, The Venice Symphony has proudly provided an annual music camp experience to students of all ages and at all experience levels. The camp meets or exceeds the state-mandated benchmarks. Students have the opportunity to play a variety of string, brass and percussion instruments, from the flute to the harp. They learn about music history and theory and can also attend classes in chorus, musical theater, keyboard, string, jazz or vocal instruction and enjoy learning musical concepts and history. The 2019 Camp will be held at a new location: The Student Leadership Academy on Field Avenue in Venice. On the last day of the program, the students will perform a concert for their families, friends and the public, at the Venice Performing Arts Center. Dates: June 10 to 21. Cost: Morning Session (8 – 11:30am), $175. Afternoon Session (12:30 - 4pm), $175. Full-Day Program (8am to 4pm, bring your own lunch), $300 Register: 941-412-5222, camp@thevenicesymphony.org. 200 Field Ave., E., Venice.

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YOUTH OPERA SUMMER CAMP

Sessions for 8-10 year olds and 11-18 year olds available. Summer camp is a three-week, hands-on workshop held at the Sarasota Opera House every June that immerses young people in all aspects of opera. Though opera may sound scary or weird, this camp shows young artists that opera can be fun on and off the stage. Participants experience the magic on stage and behind the scenes as they study many facets of opera—from music and acting to opera appreciation and technical production—under the direction of Sarasota Opera’s professional staff. Dates: For ages 8–10, Session I June 10–14 and Session II June 17 to 21, or combined session June 10– 21; for ages 11–18, one session June 10–28.. Cost: Ages 8-10: $150 per session or $275 for both; Ages 11–18: $375 for the session. Sibling discounts available. Register: 941328-1300, info@sarasotaopera.org, www. sarasotaopera.org/summercamp.aspx. 61 North Pineapple Ave., Sarasota.

NATURE CAMPS CAMP TLE SUMMERTIME SAFARI

Ages 2-10 A nine-week Summer Safari themed program will take the campers on a journey packed with adventure. From exploring the sounds and sights of the jungle and rain forest with special curriculum, music and hands-on activities to tracking down the big wild game with imaginative tracking gear, each day will unfold new adventures for each child. Dates: June 5 to August 10 Cost: $175 a week or $50 a week Register: 941-251-4046. www. thelearningexperience.com. 14425 Arbor Green Trl., Lakewood Ranch.

CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP: CAMP FLYING EAGLE Boys grades K-5 Day Camp

is an opportunity for boys entering Kindergarten - 5th grade during the 20192020 school year to make new friends, earn rank advancements, enjoy shooting sports, skills, crafts and games. Each pack should send at least one adult to volunteer for the week. Dates: June 11 to June 15, 7:30am-4:30pm. Cost: $85 per Cub Scout


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/ Webelos, registration closes on May 28. Register: ScoutWars2018@gmail.com, swflcouncilbsa.org/registration.

HISTORIC SPANISH POINT SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMPS TIME TRAV-

ELERS This summer fun camp focuses on nature, the environment, archaeology and what life was like in prehistoric times. Meet the resident wildlife, plants, and bugs at Historic Spanish Point. Enjoy nature walks, scavenger hunts, exploring expeditions and games. Be an archaeologist for a day, and practice arts & crafts skills using only natural materials. Dates: June 3–7, July 8–12. CATCH & RELEASE The ultimate kids fishing camp! Catchand-release from the shores of Historic Spanish Point like settlers have been doing for over 5,000 years. Great for first-time fishermen or seasoned anglers. Learn about the local fish, how to cast a line, shoreline wading and knot-tying like a pro. Learn how to throw a cast net for bait and practice fishing etiquette. Dates: June 10–14, July 15–19. WILDLIFE ADVENTURE What’s that noise? Is it a turtle or a tortoise? Is that a frog or a toad? Can a frog really turn into a prince? Can owls really spin their heads around? Wildlife adventure camp will take you into the animal world at Historic Spanish Point with I-spy bird watching, Scat & Track Nature Walks, Wild Adventures, and more.. Dates: June 17–21, July 22–26. EXPLORATION Be a survivor! Learn the basics of outdoor skills. Read a map, learn basic orienteering, make a fire, build shelter, find water, and make primitive tools from the environment. This adventure camp will be full of outdoor games and fun for the little survivor. Dates: June 24–28, July 29–August 2. Cost: $125/week. Register: 941-966-5214, historicspanishpoint.org, 337 North Tamiami Trl., Osprey.

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Ages 6-11 This camp is great for kids that love animals. During the week-long sessions, campers will meet both shelter pets and exotic animals, play games, create animal-themed crafts and learn from exciting speakers. Dates: TBD Cost: $200 14

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per session, with a $15 discount for each additional sibling Register: Ginny Armington, 941-955-4131, www.hssc.org/furfunsummercamp. 2331 15th St, Sarasota.

MOTE MARINE Travel to the Florida Keys with Mote Marine Laboratory for an incredible week of marine exploration. Campers will stay at Mote’s newest stateof-the-art-lab and get hands-on experience with real science as well as explore the wonders of the Florida Keys. DISCOVERING THE FLORIDA KEYS Grades 6th8th Snorkel at Looe Key Reef and Horseshoe Lagoon, explore tide pools and enjoy kayak excursions. The highlight of the week is an all-day boat excursion to Dry Tortugas National Park. Mote provides round trip ground transportation from Sarasota, field trip transportation in the Keys, lodging, food and safety gear. This is a snorkeling camp only; no SCUBA is available. Dates: June 16–21, June 30–July 5, July 14–19, July 28–August 2. ECOLOGY OF THE FLORIDA KEYS Grades 9th – 12th This program will include snorkel and dive excursions at Looe Key, tide pool walks, a fishing trip and a kayak excursion. The highlight of the week is a coral outplanting excursion with Coral Restoration Foundation. Mote provides round-trip ground transportation from Sarasota, field trip transportation in the Keys, lodging, food and safety gear. SCUBA optional for certified divers. Campers must have dive cards during week of camp. Dates: June 9–14, June 23–28, July 7–12, July 21–July 26. Cost: $1300 non-members / $1200 members (+$100 SCUBA registration fee). Register: 941-388-4441 ext. 348, mote.org/ education/kids-families/summer-camps, camps@mote.org​. Mote Marine Facilities in the Florida Keys. SARASOTA JUNGLE GARDENS ZOO CAMP Ages 6-13 Campers explores na-

ture through hands-on games, crafts, demonstrations and other fun activities, going behind the scenes to learn about caring for the animals. With lots of animal interactions and trekking through the jungle, each of the four weeks is themed, ranging from Mighty Jungle to Home Sweet Home. See firsthand what it takes to be

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a zookeeper as well as learn about other animal-related professions. Dates: June 3 to June 28 Cost: $199/week Register: 941-355-1112, ext 307, marketing@SarasotaJungleGardens.com, sarasotajunglegardens.com/Special-Programs/SummerZoo-Camp. 3701 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota.

SELBY GARDENS CAMP LOOKOUT Grades 1-5 A full-day camp, with a different theme each week, mornings are packed with plenty of time in the great outdoors, wading in the waters, climbing the trees and catching bugs—the way a child’s summer should be! After lunch, Camp Lookout moves indoors, with afternoons dedicated to fun craft projects and artistic exploration of the weekly theme. Registration for Camp Lookout is limited to 30 campers each week. Dates Three One-week sessions from June 3 to 28. Cost: $200 for garden members or $220 for non-members. CAMP GREEN STEM Grades 6-8 Designed for those with a demonstrated interest in science and the environment. Camp GreenSTEM will immerse future problem-solvers, innovators and game-changers in hands-on inquiry and open-ended exploration of real world environmental issues that they can embrace and take action on to make a difference in their own neighborhoods and the larger world. Registration for Camp GreenSTEM is limited to 20 campers. Dates: June 3 to 7 Cost: $200 for garden members or $220 for non-members. Register: 941-366-5731, selby.org/events/ event/selby-summer-camp-lookout. 900 South Palm Ave., Sarasota. WINDSONG FARM SLEEPAWAY CAMP Ages 10-16 (girls) Young women

will have a blast brushing up on riding skills, English, hunter jumper, dressage and even basic Western pleasure as well as gain confidence, work on leadership and discover natural horsemanship while earning a great respect for horses in a family environment with personalized instruction. Dates: July 22–27, July 29–August 3, August 5–10 Cost: $1650 for the week. Register: 941-303-2534, Windsong Farm, Lee Rd., Venice.


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YMCA ADVENTURE CAMP Ages 6-8 (Kidventure Camp) and Ages 8-11 (Adventure Camp) This day camp uses climbing, kayaking, hiking, swimming and outdoor activities to allow campers to develop decision-making skills, leadership and goal-setting. The activities will allow for campers of all fitness levels to have awesome experiences in a supportive environment. Dates: May 29 to August 10, Weeks 1–11, 7:30am -5:30pm. Cost: $175 (or $225 for non members) Register: 941-922-9622 x1313. Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch. sarasotaymca.org. 8301 Potter Park Dr., Sarasota.

SCIENCE CAMP FAB LAB | SUNCOAST SCIENCE CENTER Grades 4-8 Weeklong themed

studies bring like-minded students and enthusiasts together for hands-on learning and experience—taking advantage of all the tools and state-of-the-art machines available at the Fab Lab. Areas of study include space science, chemistry, engineering challenges, building a brand, coding and design and more. Dates: TBA Cost: $200/ week. Register: 941-840-4394, info@suncoastscience.org. Suncoast Science Center, 4452 South Beneva Rd., Sarasota.

MAD SCIENCE CAMP SARASOTA LOCATION Grades 1-5 These unique camp experiences engage children in scientific explorations that are so much fun they will forget they’re actually learning! In the half-day and full-day week-long science camps, children can team up with fellow scientists to build and launch a model rocket, create green glowing liquids, ride on strange hovering crafts, explore substances that change from solid to liquid in seconds, build bridges and participate in an unforgettable dinosaur dig. The selection of events and hands-on activities will make your head spin. Dates: Camps take place in Sarasota at The Out-of-Door Academy in Lakewood Ranch (June 3 to July 26) including Eureka! In to the Future, NASA-Junior Astronaut Training, Red Hot Robots, Spy Academy 1: Mission Impossible, Sciencepalooza, Grossology and 16

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CSI-Detective Science, costs range from $170- $195/week and camps take place either from 9am-Noon or 1-4pm. BRADENTON LOCATION Camps also take place in Bradenton at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School (June 3 to August 3) including Eureka! In to the Future, Eureka! Blast to the Past, NASA-Junior Astronaut Training, Red Hot Robots, Spy Academy 1: Mission Impossible, Sciencepalooza, Grossology and CSI Detective Science, costs range from $170. $195/week and camps take place either from 9am-Noon or 1-4pm. Register Online: greatertampabay.madscience.org

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SHARK PUPS & GROWN UPS Ages 2-5 and Favorite Adult Young campers and their favorite adult will learn through stories, games, science tools and crafts. The weekly three-day camp will include visits and special interactions at Mote Aquarium, Marine Mammal & Sea Turtle Center, and hands-on exploration of Sarasota Bay. The first half of the summer focuses on feeding behaviors and the latter on various underwater adaptations. Cost: $145 non-members/ $135 members. TIDAL TYKES Grades K-2 In alternating weeks, campers will, through hands-on and inquiry-based activities, learn about ocean animals’ homes and hideaways and about animal adaptations like gills and special noses. Campers will explore the Mote Aquarium, Mammal Center and Sarasota Bay to discover animal habitats and examine aquatic adaptations. Cost: $259 non-members/ $239 members. AQUA KIDS Grades 3-5 In alternating weeks, campers will explore Mote Aquarium, Mammal Center and Sarasota Bay to experience how different ecosystems work and thrive. Through hands-on and inquiry-based activities, campers will learn about the underwater cities of coral reefs, nursery beds of seagrasses and the vast range of the open ocean. They will also learn about the life cycles and stages of marine animals. Cost: $259 non-members/ $239 members. SEA SLEUTHS Grades 6-8 In The Real World: Ocean Edition, campers are invited to come examine the truth about ocean animals, from the top predators to the small-

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est plankton, and everything in between. And with Generation H2O, campers put on their scientist hats because this week they will dive into the world of water and Florida. Campers will explore, snorkel and kayak their way through the ocean world. Cost: $259 non-members/ $239 members. Register: 941-388-4381. mote.org. camps@mote.org. 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota,

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WATER WARRIORS Grades 3-5 Campers will experience a week of ocean conservation during this classroom-based camp, and learn about the threats oceans face and what they can do to help. Dates: June 10–14, July 8–12. Cost: $259 non-members/ $239 members. JUNIOR OCEAN TECHNOLOGY CAMP Grades 3-5 Digitally “dive” into a week of exploration. Using technology and teamwork, campers will uncover ocean mysteries in this tech lab camp. Campers will create digital stories using stop motion, learn simple computer programming and utilize toy robotics to explore the oceans. Dates: June 17–21, July 15–19. Cost: $259 non-members/ $239 members. ART SEA Grades 3-5 Campers will channel their inner artist while learning about the magnificent life under the sea in this classroom-based camp. Through hands-on activities and exploration, campers will create different marine masterpieces using a variety of mediums. Dates: June 24–28, July 22–26. Cost: $259 non-members/ $239 members. OCEAN TECHNOLOGY CAMP Grades 6-8 Using teamwork and digital detective skills, campers will explore the depths of the oceans. Based out of the tech lab, campers will use a combination of stop motion, storytelling, computer programming and fun robotics to become a scientist for the week. This year, the camp has added an overnight component on Friday. Campers will get checked in for camp as normal on Friday and spend the night at Mote Aquarium. Dates: June 24–28, July 22–26. Cost: $279 non-members/ $259 members. EXPLORING MARINE CAREERS Grades 6-8 Meet Mote scientists, aquarium biologists and animal trainers. Do hands-on field research


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in Sarasota Bay, meet and greet resident animals and participate in training sessions as campers step into the shoes of a marine biologist. Dates: June 10–18, July 8–12, July 29–August 2 Cost: $279 non-members/ $259 members. FUN IN FISHING Grades 6-8 Campers will learn about local fish, sustainable fisheries and practice different fishing techniques. Through experience and hands-on activities, campers will learn the lines of what is takes to be a fisheries scientist. The registration fee includes all activities, equipment and materials. Dates: June 17–21, July 15–19. Cost: $279 non-members/ $259 members. Register: 941-388-4381 mote.org. camps@mote.org. 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota.

SARASOTA SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS Grades 6-9 From fishing to

ceramics, video game creation to hiking, basketball to volleyball, and even a camp dedicated to rehearsing and performing songs from the hit Broadway show Hamilton, this collection of summer camps for middle schoolers lets students explore their world. Morning camps include: fishing, art, Hamilton Camp, Hiking Camp, Video Game Creation Camp, Girls Basketball Camp, Beach Volleyball Camp, Beginning Band and Craft Cool Cinema Camp. Afternoon camps include: She Camp, Woodworking Camp, Boys-Only Phys. Ed Camp, Pop Culture Camp, Photography Fun, Board and Card Game Camp, Arts and Crafts and Algebra Camp. Dates: June 3 to 14. Cost: TBD Register: 941-330-1855, ssas.org, 717 Central Ave., Sarasota.

SOUTH FLORIDA MUSEUM SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP Grades 2-5 Kids

in grades 2-5 can explore space, dinosaurs, the science of travel, engineering and more! Your curious adventurer can enjoy six weeks of camp, with a different exploration every week. Weekly sessions run June 10 through July 19. It even offers early drop-off to make your life easier. Dates: June 10-14, Dinosaurs; June 17-21, Out of This World; June 24-28, Vet 101; July 1-5, On the Move; July 8-12, Building Your Dreams; July 15-18, Explore Florida-Land, 18

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Sea and History. Camps take place 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Cost: $200 for eligible Innovator Level members (and above) of the Discovery Society; other campers, $250. Discounted price for additional Discovery Society campers: $180. Register: Please contact Susan McCarthy at 941-746-4131, ext. 113. You may also email at SMcCarthy@SouthFloridaMuseum.org. 201 10th St. W., Bradenton.

level. The jungle-themed mini-gym is a fun and safe place to master the fundamentals of gymnastics, and instructors and campers will have so much fun dressing up for themed fridays. Dates: June 5 to August 11 Cost: TBA Register: 941-9232100; acrofitgymnastics-sarasota.com; 4015 Clark Rd., Sarasota.

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5 – 7, 8 – 11 (tennis includes ages 12 – 13 as well). All campers must have completed Kindergarten. TENNIS CAMP Offered for all skill levels, with professional instruction from beginner to tournament level campers. Young tennis enthusiasts will receive expert instruction while developing a love of the game that will last a lifetime. Bath and Racquet Athletic Club is consistently voted the best tennis club in Sarasota and offers the most courts, best coaches and excellent facilities for a summer tennis camp experience. Quickstart, Beginner, Advanced and Tournament level camps are offered all summer long. Cost: $240 member and $255 non-member / week. AQUATICS Spend the week in the pool playing water games, learning water safety, swim strokes and competing in fun water relays and races. Cost: $195 member and $215 non-member/week SPORTS ACADEMY Have fun in the sun playing a variety of sports including tennis, aquatics, self-defense, basketball, dodgeball & more. Cost: $195 member and $215 non-member/week SPORTS ACADEMY Have fun in the sun playing a variety of sports including tennis, aquatics, self-defense, basketball, dodgeball and more. Have fun in the sun with water balloons and water relay races. Cost: $240 member and $255 non-member/week. EPICURIOUS JUNIOR CHEFS This camp has a tasty twist. Spend a portion of the day in a professional kitchen and restaurant preparing delicious, healthy (and sometimes not-sohealthy) meals and appetizers. Each week offers a unique theme. Cost: $195 member and $215 non-member/week. CIRCUS ARTS CAMP Welcome to Bath & Racquet’s newest camp. This camp features an introduction to many facets of Sarasota’s Circus Arts heritage. Work with experienced

dents the chance to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in unique and fun ways. Students of all ages can experience hands-on, project-based learning through our STEM camps. ENGINEERING MINDS (FOR HIGH LEVEL LEARNERS) Grades 6-12 Engineering Minds summer workshops are like no other and are designed for super curious students of science and technology! This course is designed for high level learners. Rigorous workshops inspire, enlighten, and empower students through the teaching of engineering theory, application and career or “soft” skills. Dates: July 15-19, July 22-26, 9am-3pm. Cost: $350/ week, price includes all supplies. ENGINEERING CAMP-EXPLORE, BUILD, CREATE Grades 7-9 Join ODA for one full week filled with hands-on STEM activities. Each day will have different hands-on, project-based learning to encourage creativity, promote collaboration, and build 21st century life skills. Students will learn innovation skills and embrace challenges, like how to create without the fear of failure. Dates: July 8-12, 9am–3pm, Lakewood Ranch campus. Cost: $300/ week, price includes all supplies. Register: Online oda.edu. Camps take place the Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch, 5950 Deer Dr., Sarasota.

SPORTS CAMPS ACROFIT GYMNASTICS SUMMER CAMP TUMBLE TIKES Ages 2-3 Little

ones will enjoy music, crafts and games along with fully instructional gymnastics lessons each day, grouped by age and skill

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Summer Fun instructors/ performers who perform locally and have a passion for sharing their skills with the next generation. Cost: $195 member and $215 non-member/week. Dates: Ongoing summer, 9am-3pm. Register: 941-921-6675, Sarasota-health-club. com. 2170 Robinhood St., Sarasota.

CAPOKIDS MARTIAL ARTS SUMMER CAMP Ages 3-5 and grades K-12 After 17

years of experience, teachers and counselors are ready to provide children with the best time throughout the whole summer. There are four options depending on the location and age of the child. CapoKids offers the experience of a lifetime for any kids who want to attend a Sarasota summer camp. Dates: Session One: June 12th to June 30th, Session Two: July 3 to July 21 Session Three: July 24 to August 11. Lakewood Ranch: Session One: June 5 to June 23, Session Two: June 26 to July 14, Ses-

sion Three: July 17 to August 5 Cost: $65 /week Register: 941-922-4520, capokids. com 4672 McIntosh Ln., Sarasota.

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SUMMER GOLF CAMP PGA Golf instruction for kids including full swing, short game, putting, etiquette, rules and play on the golf course. Lunch, snacks and refreshments are provided daily. For kids who want to take their golf instruction to the next level, Golf Academy Elite Summer Golf Camp is an additional summer camp. Dates: June 4 to August 3, 9-4pm. Cost: $25 registration and $250 per week. Register: Dan.Knop@LakewoodRanchGolf.com. 941-907-4710. TENNIS AND GOLF SUMMER CAMP This camp includes tennis, swimming and other group sport activities. Various arts and crafts are also part of this innovative and dynamic camp.

After Hours Care 2pm–4pm: $10/hour, $15 additional fee after 4pm (Advance payment required for all after hours care). Dates: June 4 – August 10, 2pm-4pm. Cost: $170/week or $50/day non-members: $190/week or $60/day. Register: Tammy.Clark@LakewoodRanch.com. 7650 Legacy Blvd., Lakewood Ranch.

RED TIGER MARTIAL ARTS Ages 3 and up Kids will have a blast in tumbling, yoga and parkour classes, while also being taught confidence, discipline and respect for others. Along with important life and leadership skills, kids will also hone physical skills such as coordination, flexibility, balance, strength, speed and agility. Dates: May 25 to August 8 Cost: $150/week Register: Starry Jhoun, 941922-2530, redtigerma.com/summercamp. 4581 Ashton Rd., Sarasota.


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ROSAIRE’S RIDING ACADEMY AND PONY RIDES SUMMER CAMP Ages

6 and up Children can learn horse riding skills and techniques in a safe environment with all adult instructors. Rosaire’s works with the Sarasota County Fairs Department and has a perfect safety record. Kids will have fun interacting with the animals and learning an empowering new skill at camp. Dates: June 4 to August 10 Cost: $300/ week or $1100/month (four consecutive weeks) Register: Ellian Rosaire, 941-356-3993, rideapony@msn. com, rideapony.com/camps/4717807. 901 East Rd., Sarasota.

SARASOTA SCULLERS SUMMER CAMP LEARN HOW TO ROW CAMP

Grades 6-12, participants will be grouped by age and skill level. This camp is for all new rowers. Beginner rowers will learn the basics of the rowing stroke, how to balance a boat, how to navigate a rowing shell and much more. Rowers will start off in 8s paired with top-notch varsity team members, there to guide the new athletes through their first strokes. As they become more skilled, they will have chances to try other boats. Dates: June 24-July 5 / July 8-19 / July 22-August 2. Camp runs Monday-Friday from 8am-11:30am. Cost: $250 for ten days. ADVANCED ROWING SUMMER CAMP Grades 7-12, previous rowing experience is a must.. Designed for youth rowers with at least one season of rowing experience, participants will refine their skills in a variety of boat types. Dates: June 24-July 5 / July 8-19 / July 22-August 2. Camp runs Monday-Friday from 8am-11:30am. Cost: $250 for ten days. SUMMER ROWING/FALL PREPARATION M to F: 7:45am-10:30am (mixture of water and land, coach’s discretion). MWF: optional second workout, either water or land, at coach’s discretion. Participation in regattas is encouraged. Dates: June 6 to August 2. Cost: $750 for 7 week session + regatta fees. Register: 941-966-2244, office@sarasotascullers. org. 800 Blackburn Point Rd., Osprey.

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SARASOTA YOUTH SAILING CAMP

Different levels of classes available for the age ranges of 5-7, 7-12, 8-12, and 13-18 Sarasota Youth Sailing will be continuing their full-day US Sailing ReachSTEM class. Utilizing the sport of sailing, students will explore science, technology, engineering and math while sailing and exploring Sarasota Bay. This class uses Hobie Waves, Hobie Bravos and other boats. Campers must be sure to bring a well-fitting life jacket, closed-toed shoes, a water bottle, a hat or sunglasses, sunscreen, a towel and clothes that can get wet. Dates: May 29 to August 3. Cost: Two week half days or one week full days are $350, limited number of scholarships available. Register: 941-504-4236 sarasotayouthsailing@gmail.com. www.sarasotayouthsailing.org/summer-sailing/ Sarasota Sailing Squadron.

SURFIT BEACH WATERSPORT SUMMER CAMPS Ages 6-14, kids are split

by age group and ability Week-long paddleboard and surf beach camps in sunny Sarasota. They are held weekly, MondayFriday from 8:30am-12:30pm and have an extended day option (8:30am to 3:30pm) at Turtle Beach. These camps are all about stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, ocean swimming and playing, ocean safety and marine biology into the lesson every day. Classes are led by certified lifeguards and have a low teacher to student ratio (1:6). Dates: May 29 to July 27 Cost: $215 for half day and $300 for extended day options. Register: surfitusa.com/kids-waterman-sup-and-surf-camps-summer. 941-952-8245. Takes place at Turtle/Siesta Beach, Lido Beach/Ted Sperling.

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Out-of-Door Summer Academy features specialized individual specialty sport camps where student-athletes can learn a new sport or improve their skills. It also offers the popular Thunder All-Sports Day Camp for an experience with a variety of team sports. See details for the 2019 Sports Camp of-

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ferings below. FULL DAY AND HALF DAY AFTERNOON THUNDER SPORTS CAMP Grades K-9 The goal is to provide children with a well-rounded experience in the world of sports. Focus on developing not only athletic skills, but what it means to be a team player, what it takes to be a leader and the importance of integrity in sports. Team-building and good sportsmanship take center stage. This camp runs for six weeks. Campers will participate in a variety of sports and games that may include basketball, volleyball, soccer, wiffle ball, bombardment, team handball, kickball, capture the flag, track ball, ultimate ball, floor hockey and more. Dates: June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26. Cost: Full day $185/session and half day $110/session CO-ED BASKETBALL CAMP Grades 3-6, 7-9 Here’s a great opportunity to learn the game from one of the greats! Coach Liberty has 10 years of NBA and professional basketball experience. He began coaching shortly after leaving the pros and has been impacting players for over 15 years with his passion for helping students of the game. He is a great role model for youth and emphasizes the importance of character to his players. This camp focuses not only on developing skills but getting kids excited about the game of basketball.. Dates: June 4 to 8 Cost: Half Day, $160/week, Grades 3-6, 9am-Noon. Grades 7-9, 12:30pm-3:30pm. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CAMP Grades 4-7, 8-12 Join Coach Stefanie Betz, ODA’s Head Varsity Volleyball Coach, for a full week of volleyball instruction. Campers will learn the game of volleyball through direct technical instruction, drills and practice. The girls will compete with each other in game-like situations as much as possible. Skills covered will include: serving, hitting, setting, serve receive, defense, transitioning and more. No experience is needed. The intention of the camp is to lay a foundation for all girls to not simply get better at one skill, but to learn more about the game and become better overall players. Space is limited–early registration


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is recommended. Dates: June 10-14 and July 15-19. Cost: $125/week, Grades 4-7: 3:30pm-5:30pm. Grades 8-12: 6pm-8pm. TENNIS CAMP Grades 3-5, 6-9 This is a fun-oriented camp for children entering grades 3-5. The camp will provide a safe, positive environment with a focus on balance, agility, footwork and proper stroke mechanics. Teamwork and sportsmanship will be encouraged while campers can learn skills at their own pace. Campers should bring a hat, tennis shoes, racket, sunscreen and water bottle. Space is limited—early registration is recommended. Dates: June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28. Cost: $140/week, Grades 3-5: 8:30am-10:15am. Grades 6-9, 10:30am12:15pm. Register: 941-554-3400, oda. edu Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch.

YMCA GYMNASTICS CAMP KINDER CAMP Ages 3-5 Sarasota YMCA Gymnastics Camp will introduce children to basic

form, technique and conditioning skills, while setting their own personal goals. Campers will balance, jump, roll and climb their way to fun. School-aged children will receive training on the vault, bars, beam, floor and tumble track. Dates: May 28 to August 9, 9am-Noon. Cost: $95 a week for members, $145 for non members. GYMNASTICS CAMP Ages 5-14 Sarasota YMCA Gymnastics Camp will introduce children to basic form, technique and conditioning skills while setting their own personal goals. Campers will balance, jump, roll and climb their way to fun. School aged children will receive training on the vault, bars, beam, floor and tumble track. Dates: May 28 to August 9, 9am-12 Noon. 7:30am-5:30pm Cost: $195 a week for members, $245 for non members. Register: 941-951-2916. www.sarasotaymca.org/program Frank Berlin, Sr. YMCA, 1075 South Euclid Ave., Sarasota.

THEATRE CAMPS CIRCUS SUMMER CAMP Ages 5-15 Circus Summer Campers enjoy a truly unique experience where they learn circus arts disciplines and then showcase their new skills with a costumed performance with friends and family invited to watch. Circus Summer Campers learn a variety of circus arts including: triple and single trapeze, globes, silks, Rolla Bolla, hula hoop, low wire, clowning, flying trapeze, juggling and much more. Dates: June 3 to August 9; Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm. Cost: $300 for a 1-week session; $600 for a 2-week session. Before Care: $25. After Care: $75. Register: 941-355-9335 ext. 326 or 314. www.circusarts.org/programs/circus-summe-camp-2/ All classes will take place at the recently renovated Sailor Circus Arena at 2075 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota.


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FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE LITTLE THEATRE Ages 4-6 This camp experience is dedicated to the exploration of storytelling, songs and creative play. Little Theatre emphasizes acting and includes music and dance. A final performance will be held for family and friends. Dates: Session I: June 3– to June 21, Session II: July 1 to July 19, Session III: July 22 to August 9 Cost: $330 per 3-week session. CHILDREN’S PERFORMING ARTS CAMP Ages 7-12 Florida Studio Theatre’s original and most popular summer camp. Students will build skills with acting, improvisation and dance in a supportive environment. The camp experience focuses on individual expression and develops personal skills that campers can apply off the stage. The session culminates in a final performance. Dates: Session I: June 3–21, Session II: July 1–19, Session III: July 22–August 8 Cost: $475 per 3-week session. TEEN PERFORMING ARTS CAMP Ages 13-17 The class will focus on exploration of characters, developing truth on stage and the individual expression of each participant. A final performance will be held for family and friends on the last day of class. Dates: Session I: May 28–June 13, Session II: July 22–August 8. FROM HAMILTON TO SHAKESPEARE Ages 12-17 Open to all levels, students will learn performance fundamentals necessary to cultivate skills for Broadway! Dates: June 17-June 20. Cost: $150 Register: 941-366-9017, info@floridastudiotheatre.org, floridastudiotheatre.org/youth-workshops 1241 North Palm Ave., Sarasota. THE PLAYERS CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS Ages 8-17 Let The

Players transform your child’s summer into something magical and rewarding! Learn acting techniques, audition etiquette, singing, dancing and backstage technical elements. This fun and exciting camp mixes lots of laughs, games and field trips. There are two four-week camp sessions and one-week camp offerings to choose from. Camp takes place from 9:30am-2:30pm Monday to Friday. There is a $30 supply fee per session. Dates and

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Cost: Session I: June 3 to June 28 $500/ Four Weeks. Session II: July 8 to August 2 $500/Four Weeks. Sessions I & II: June 3 to August 2 $900/Eight Weeks. Performances: Session I: Legally Blonde Jr. | Friday, June 28 at 7pm. Session II: Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr. | Friday, August 2 at 7pm. Tickets $15 each. Register: 941365-2494. www.theplayers.org/studio/#tab-summer. Musical Theatre Camps are located at The Players Centre, 838 N. Tamiami Trl. and Dance Camps and Mini Camps are located at The Players Studio, 1400 Boulevard of the Arts, Suite 200, Sarasota.

VENICE THEATRE CAMPS THEATRE EXTRAVAGANZA Grades 1-2 Students will rotate between singing, dancing, creative dramatics and technical theatre. Dates: July 22 to Aug. 2; Monday–Friday, 1pm-4pm. Cost: $233/week. MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP Grades 3-12 An exciting opportunity to perform in a fully-produced musical on MainStage! This 6-week experience is designed for actors, singers and dancers of all levels going into grades 3 through 12. In addition to rehearsing and mounting their production, students will help create some of the technical elements of the show. This musical theatre intensive will take students from auditions through a five-show run. Dates: June 3 – July 14 Cost: $495 (Includes two tickets to the performance). MUSICAL THEATRE EXPERIENCE “ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA JR. Grades 3-12 An exciting opportunity to perform in a fully-produced musical on MainStage! This 6-week experience is designed for actors, singers and dancers of all levels going into grades 3 through 12. In addition to rehearsing and mounting their production, students will help create some of the technical elements of the show. This musical theatre intensive will take students from auditions through a 5-show run. Dates: June 3 – July 14. Cost: $495 (Includes 2 tickets to the performance. Register: 941486-8679, info@venicetheatre.net, venicestage.com/classes-camps-listing/ 140 Tampa Ave. W, Venice.

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WESTCOAST BLACK THEATRE TROUPE Ages 13-18 A limited number

of students will have the opportunity to be coached in acting, singing, dancing and improvisation by creative professionals in the field. They will also gain behind-thescenes experience with set and costume design. The program culminates with a public performance of an exciting musical. Intense, focused and fun, this camp is designed for youth who are serious about developing their artistic talents. An audition is required. Dates: June 10 to July 14 Cost: TBA. Register: 941-366-1505, westcoastblacktheatre.org, 1012 North Orange Ave., Sarasota.

TRAVEL CAMPS ACTIONQUEST SUMMER PROGRAMS Ages 12-19 These programs take

place internationally. There is a very wide variety of programs, most take place in the British Virgin Islands on board sailboats. Campers will learn to scuba dive, sail and about marine biology. There are also land-based programs offered in Australia, Ecuador, the Galapagos and more. Register online and call for more information. Dates: June 15 to August 14. Cost: Ranges from $3870 to $6570. Register: 941-924-6789, actionquest.com/upcoming-adventure-camps.

GO BEYOND: TRAVEL SUMMER JOURNEYS Ages 14-18 Explore exotic

areas of earth such as: China, Sri Lanka, India and Peru. Earn up to 50 hours of community service hours by helping the jungles and people of Sri Lanka, or up to 100 hours by enriching the lives of orphan Chinese children. Dates: June 21 to August 2. Cost: Ranges from $3870 to $6870. Register: 941-924-2115, https:// www.gobeyondtravel.com/journeys.


PASSION

CURIOSITY

INNOVATION

LEADERSHIP

INTEGRITY

SU M M ER CA M P 2019 CAMP PASSPORT AGES 3-6

Nature study, creative drama, global learning.

ADVENTURE CAMP AGES 6-12

Outdoor fun, kayaking, gymnastics, bowling.

JUNE 3 TO JUNE 28

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NewGate School is built around a community of families who are passionately committed to giving their children a world-class education that will nurture their self-confidence, personal creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. Students proceed through an exciting and challenging international course of studies at a highly individualized pace. If you believe in your child's potential and recognize that an investment in education pays the best dividends, then NewGate may be the school you have always dreamed of finding. JOIN US FOR AN OPEN HOUSE | EVERY TUESDAY, 9:30AM AT ASHTON ROAD, AGES 18 MO - 6TH GRADE JOIN US FOR AN OPEN HOUSE | EVERY WEDNESDAY, 9:30AM AT LAKEWOOD RANCH, AGES 7TH - 12TH GRADE

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