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ARTS, SPORTS, THEATER, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, NATURE SPORTS AND RECREATION

SUMMER AN SRQ MAGAZINE PUBLICATION | ENGAGING FAMILIES IN OUR HOMETOWN REGION

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OVERALL DAY CAMPS

CENTER MONTESSORI SCHOOL SUMMER FUN EXPERIENCE CAMP AT THE MAIN CAMPUS AND EAST CAMPUS

Ages 3-6 This educational summer program is enjoyable for children and has different themes each week filled with arts and crafts. Dates At the Main Campus, themes and dates include: Let’s Have Fun in French (June 8–12), Gardening: Seeds, Leaves and Trees; (June 15–19), Art Adventure (June 22–26), Red, White and Blue (June 29–July 2), Becoming a Chef (July 6–10), Water Week (July 13–17), Puppet Making (July 20–24), Drama (July 27–31), and Around the World (August 3-7). East Campus Summer Camp listings coming soon. Cost Varies from $125-$175 per week; special first-week discounts available Location Main Campus: 6024 26th S. West, Bradenton. East Campus: 12705 State Rd. 64 East, Lakewood Ranch Register 941-753-4987, cms@centermontessori.org, centermontessori.org

FORTY CARROTS SUMMER CAMP

CAMP CARROTS AGES 3-4 Come join us for a summer of art adventures where we get messy and explore different expressions through hands-on activities. Dates June 21 – July 30 Cost $1,200 for 6 weeks; 8:30am-3pm, 8:30am-1pm; $1,600 for six weeks, 8:30am-3pm. TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM Forty Carrots Preschool is offering a unique opportunity for incoming Kindergarten students. Your child will develop Kindergarten skills that will allow him/her to feel successful, confident and with a love for learning Dates June 21 – July 30, 8:30am-3pm Cost $1,800 for six weeks Location 1500 South Tuttle Ave., Sarasota Register 941-365-7716, ortycarrots. com/preschool/summer-programs

GIRLS INC. SUMMER CAMP Ages 5-14 (girls will be separated into age groups) Campers will participate in girl-specific programming, participate in a variety of fun activities, stretch their creativity, gain valuable life skills, 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. Including gardening and nutrition, media literacy, summer reading, computer skills, Dream Harbor Mini-Society, ProjectBOLD and financial and 4

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economic literacy. Dates June 14–August 6, 7:30am-6:30pm Cost $25 registration; $125 per week; financial aid available Location Girls Inc. of Sarasota County, 201 South Tuttle Ave., Sarasota Register 941-366-6646, Lana@girlsincsrq.org, girlsincsrq.org

so register early to reserve your spot as space is limited. Dates June 7–July 16, 9am-3pm Cost $225/week; extended care available for $45 per week Location ODA Lakewood Ranch Campus, 5950 Deer Dr., Sarasota Register 941-554-3400, oda.edu

NEWGATE SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS

SARASOTA SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS Grades 6-9 This exciting and edu-

CAMP PASSPORT Ages 3-6 For younger children, this camp offers a special extension of NewGate’s wonderful Early Childhood Program. Every week, the youngest campers take an imaginary journey to another land, exploring the sights, sounds, flora and fauna, music and food, arts and crafts, dance, games, and stories of countries around the world Dates June 14—July 30 from 9am-4pm. Cost $250/week; multi-session and sibling discounts available. CAMP ENDEAVOR Ages 6-12 Every week, campers are immersed in a wide variety of activities, learning skills in Circus arts, STEAM-based activities, arts and crafts, and scouting-based skills. Summer camp at NewGate is a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends, engage in diverse and meaningful activities, and develop new interests and skills. Dates June 14—July 30, 9am-4pm Cost $250/week; multi-session and sibling discounts available. Location 5237 Ashton Rd., Sarasota Register 941-922-4949, newgate.edu

THE OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY BANYAN DAY CAMP Grades K-6 The Out-of-Door

Summer Academy offers unique academic, sports, STEM, arts, specialty, and day camps for children ages 5-17. Camp Banyan is one of the most popular day camps. This year its location is moving to the Lakewood Ranch Campus. Each week offers a brand new experience with a fun-filled theme week full of exciting activities, virtual and off-campus field trips, guest speakers, weekly workshops, and special projects. Your child’s time on campus is spent experiencing a wide variety of activities which may include water days, super cool arts and crafts, cooking, hands-on science, outside sports and games, team building, drama, leadership-building activities and more! ODA will be sending a weekly letter with specific details for each week. Off-campus programming is subject to change and will occur only if our COVID-19 protocols related to bus transportation and space availability allow for such activities. This is a very popular and well-loved camp

cational mini-camp provides opportunities for middle school students who can choose from morning and afternoon sessions or they can attend both, for a full day. From fishing to ceramics, video game creation to hiking, basketball to volleyball, and even a camp for Pokémon Go, this collection of summer camps for middle schoolers lets students explore their world. Dates June 16—25, Morning Camp: 9am-12:30pm and Afternoon Camp: 1pm-4:30pm Cost Half Day $200 +$25 materials fee, Full Day $400 +$50 materials fee Location 717 Central Ave., Sarasota Register 941-330-1855, ssas.org

SEEDS OF LIFE MONTESSORI SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS Ages 5-11

Join Seeds of Life for their summer camp offering STEM, Cooking, Spanish Language, Art, and Fitness weekly themes. Seeds of Life is a Montessori Academy that offers an inclusive, bilingual environment that plants the seeds of a life-long passion for learning, relationships, diversity, independence, mental and physical health and love. Dates Week 1 STEM June 14-18, Week 2 Director & Producers June 21-25, Week 3 Monti Chefs & Bakers June 28-July 2, Week 4 Brushes & Canvases July 6-9, Week 5 Conversando (Spanish Week) July 12-16, and Week 6 Fitness & Nutrition July 19-23; Daily Schedule 8:30am-9:30am Games/Crafts, 9:30am11:30am Theme Activity, 11:30am-12:30pm Playground/Sports, 12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch & Rest, 1:30pm-3:30pm Theme Activity/Outdoors, 3:30pm-4pm Snack, and 4pm-4:30pm Playground & Dismissal Cost $375 per week ($100 deposit at reservation) Location 5805 Whitfield Ave., Sarasota Register 727-688-4608 or SolMontessoriAcademy.org

THE SKY FAMILY YMCA SUMMER CAMP

Ages 5-15 Are you ready to dive into the best summer ever? The Sky Family is excited to share with you what they have in store for 2021 and guarantee it’ll be a summer

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Summer Camps 2021 you’ll never forget. Our camps have been reimagined this year for children to explore, discover, and challenge themselves. Camps are progressive so campers can continuously explore new adventures and responsibilities as they grow. Dates Week 1: June 14–18, Week 2: June 21–25, Week 3: June 28–July 2, Week 4: July 5–9, Week 5: July 12–16, Week 6: July 19–23, Week 7: July 26–30, and Week 8: August 2–6 Cost A one-time registration fee of $30 is due with your application. Location 701 Center Rd., Venice Register 941492-9622, swflymca.org/main/summer-camp

SPANISH LEGACY SPANISH SUMMER CAMPS Ages 3-12 Spanish

Legacy Summer Camp is held onsite at the academy throughout the summer. All camps are full immersion led by native-speaking teachers. Children learn through lively games, crafts and fun creative activities, all while developing language proficiency and critical thinking skills. Small class sizes and 1:1 attention. Dates June 1—4: All About the Beach, June 7—11: Dinosaurs, Roar, June 14— 18: Planets Rock, June 21—25: Shark Week, June 28—July 2: Let’s Play Dress Up, July 5—9: Food, July 12—16: Wild About Animals, July 19—23: Planes, Trains & Vehicles, July 26—30: Spanish Artists, August 2—6: Science & STEM. Morning camp is 9am-12pm; Afternoon is 1pm-4pm; Full-day is 9am-4pm Cost Mornings are $205/week; afternoons are $205/week, full days are $250/week, and 10-day drop-in is $400 Location 2822 Proctor Rd., Sarasota Register 941-9258510, spanishlegacy.com

THE CITY OF SARASOTA PARKS AND RECREATION DISTRICT SUMMER CAMPS Ages 6-12 The City of Sarasota

Parks and Recreation District is excited to begin their ninth summer of programming for summer break. Summer Camps are available at Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex and Robert L. Taylor Community Complex. Experience a summer packed full of adventure, crafts, games, swimming, educational activities and more. Each week a new theme will be discovered. ARLINGTON PARK & AQUATIC COMPLEX Please contact Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex for assistance creating your online account or to retrieve your username/password. You will be unable to register without an online account. At this time masks will be required while indoors and outdoors when socially distancing is not possible. Campers will need to bring a water bottle, swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen each day to camp. Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks Provided. Dates June 14 – August 6, 2021, 7:30am - 5:30pm, Space is limited to 40 campers per week Cost $100 per week session. A $25 non-refundable deposit is required for each session registered. The remaining balance is due the Wednesday before the session starts. Location 2650 Waldemere St., Sarasota Register 9416

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263-6732, LetsPlaySarasota.com/Facilities/ Arlington-Park ROBERT L. TAYLOR COMMUNITY COMPLEX At this time masks will be required while indoors and outdoors when socially distancing is not possible. Campers will need to bring a water bottle, swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen each day to camp. Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks Provided. Dates June 14–August 6, 2021, 7:30am 5:30pm, Space is limited to 60 campers per week Cost $75 per week session. Payment of $75 for the first week of camp is due at the time the application is submitted. Payment is due on or before every Wednesday for the following week of camp. For example, payment of $75 for the second session (2nd week) of camp is due on or before Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Location 1845 John Rivers (34th) St., Sarasota Register Applications available online and/or pick-up at RLT front desk. First week payment of $75 is due at this time. 941-263-6562, RLTaylor.com

DANCE CAMPS SARASOTA CONTEMPORARY DANCE SUMMER PROGRAMS INTRO TO DANCE

Ages 5-8 Explore new ways of moving — students will have the opportunity to take Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acro, Afro-Modern and Creative Movement. Each day will also include craft time and a small, provided snack. No dance experience necessary. Dates June 22–26, 9am-1pm Cost $150 ($175 after June 1) INTERMEDIATE MOVERS AGES Ages 8-12 Dance up a storm this summer and learn actual works from SCD’s repertoire. Daily classes include Contemporary, Hip Hop, Afro- Modern, Jazz and Acro. Students will also participate in a variety of games and crafts. Small snacks provided. Dates June 22–26, 9am-2pm Cost $175 ($200 after June 1) There will be a mini performance for the family on July 2 at 1pm Location 1400 Boulevard of the Arts, Ste. 300, Sarasota Register 941-260-8485, info@sarasotacontemporarydance.org, sarasotacontemporarydance.org/kids-summer-programs

SUMMER FUN AT SARASOTA BALLET SCHOOL STEP INTO BALLET Ages

3-4; CHILDREN’S DANCE CAMP Ages 5-7; EXPLORER’S DANCE CAMP CAMP Ages 8-12 These summer camps are designed to introduce children to the wonderful world of dance. Each weekly camp has a special theme and students will enjoy classes in ballet and creative movement, as well as fun activities such as crafts, art and dress up. All children are welcome even if you are not a current student. Our camps do not require any previous experience. Join us for a summer of fun. Our summer camps take place in the beautiful new studios at Rosemary Square. The Sarasota Ballet reserves the right to cancel the camps two weeks before the start date if they don’t have the required number of students. Dates Step Into Ballet

June 14–18: At the Beach and June 21–25: Fairy Tales, Children’s Dance Camp June 7–11: Animals, June 14–18: At the Beach, and June 21–25: Fairy Tales, Explorer’s Dance Camp June 7–11: Around the World, June 14–18: Classical Ballet Stories, and June 21–25: Exploring Styles of Dance Cost Step Into Ballet $50 per week and Children’s Dance Camp and Explorer’s Dance Camp $125 per week (nonrefundable deposit of $25 required at registration) Location Sarasota Ballet Studios at Rosemary Square, 1400 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota Register 941-225-6520, education@sarasotaballet.org, sarasotaballet. org/summer-fun-ballet

MUSIC CAMPS MUSIC COMPOUND Grades 1-12 (grades 1-5 are grouped together; grades 6-12 are grouped together). 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. Options include Performance Master Class, Strings and Things, Rock Band, Vocals and Movement, Drum Circle, Songwriting, DJ, Key to Piano, and Kidz Rock Dates June 3–August 3, Morning Session: 9am-12pm, Afternoon Session: 1pm-4pm Cost $30 Registration fee. Half-Day Session for a Week: $150. Full-Day Session for a Week $300 Location Main Campus: 1751 Cattlemen Rd., Sarasota, Downtown Campus: 801 Apricot Ave., Sarasota (Elementary camp) Register 941-379-9100, contact@musiccompound.com, musiccompound.com THE SUZUKI INSTITUTE SCHOOL OF MUSIC SUMMER CAMP Ages 7-14 These

new, exciting arts camps are designed for students at all levels to offer campers a wide range of experiences with music and other fine arts—exploring multiple arts, developing creativity, building friendships and joining with other campers to create a performing ensemble. In the mornings, campers will be in groups separated by age and ability and given the opportunity to work with different teachers on various instruments ranging from the violin to drums and world percussion, singing and guitar. Beginners will get a fun introduction to a range of musical instruments. Those with prior experience with music will build upon their skills and acquire new ones, including instruments they may not have been exposed to yet. Afternoon sessions will focus on art, dance and drama

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Summer Camps 2021 as participants connect their music explorations to stories, drama games, acting, making art and creating a performing ensemble. Weekly themes will connect explorations with new activities each week. A short performance/presentation will bring each week to a close. Dates June 14–July 30. Cost $275/ week for Full Day (9am-4pm), $150 a week for Half Day (9am-12pm OR 1pm-4pm). Early drop-off (8am) and late pick-up (5:30pm) available for a fee Location 3100 Southgate Cir., Sarasota Register 941-330-9930, sarasotasuzuki@gmail.com, sarasotasuzuki. org/book-online

REMOTE | YOUTH OPERA SUMMER CAMP Ages 8-18 Learn how fun opera

is on and off the stage — and virtually. Designed for all skill levels, our annual camp engages young people in the magic of opera. A typical day includes Zoom and Youtube sessions in singing, acting, sets, props, wigs, make-up, and costumes, all led by professional singers, artists, directors, musicians, and technicians. No audition required, all skill levels are welcome. Camp Requirements: A Zoom account, A cell phone, computer, lap top, or tablet with a working camera and microphone. Dates June 2021, Monday– Friday Cost Please check for tuition cost and sign up information. If you have a general inquiry, email at youthopera@sarasotaopera.org Location 61 North Pineapple Ave., Sarasota Register 941-328-1307, youthopera@sarasotaopera.org, sarasotaopera.org/summer-camp

SCIENCE AND NATURE THE BISHOP MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND NATURE Ages 7-11 Give your kids a sum-

mer of fun and adventure with The Bishop’s Summer Science Camp. Curious explorers ages 7-11 can enjoy up to seven weeks of camp with a different science theme each week. Campers will discover exciting topics through games, crafts, experiments, The Bishop’s exhibitions, and other resources. Dates Surviving or Thriving: Species Survival (June 7–11), Myths, Legends, and Unsolved Mysteries (June 14–18), Under the Ocean (June 21–25), Creative Chemistry (June 28–July 2), Exploring the Elements: Natural Disasters (July 5-9) Shooting for the Moon: Engineering and Space (July 12–16) and Scaly, Slimy, Spectacular (July 19–23). Camp runs 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday Cost Members of the Discovery Society at the Innovator Level and above pay $200/week. All others pay $250 Location 201 10th St. West, Bradenton Register Contact Susan McCarthy at 941-746-4131, ext. 113 or email at SMcCarthy@SouthFloridaMuseum.org

MOTE MARINE FLORIDA KEYS DAY CAMP Grades 5-8 and 9-12 Dive into

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Keys! Campers will be based at Mote’s new state of the art research lab in Summerland Key and will get to participate in the real science happening there. This program will include snorkel and dive excursions at Looe Key, hands-on lab experiences and a kayak excursion. Come spend a week with us and learn how to help make the ocean a better place! SCUBA option available during high school weeks for certified divers. Campers must have dive cards during the week of camp. SCUBA option is an additional $100 for all dive equipment. Transportation from Sarasota is no longer available. All campers must meet at our Summerland Key facility. This camp is no longer an overnight camp. Dates Monday–Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm, July 5–9, July 12–16, July 19–23 and August 2–6. 6 Cost $1,300 for non-members/$1200 for members (+$100 scuba registration fee) Location Mote Marine Facilities in the Florida Keys Register 941-388-4441 x348, camps@mote.org​, mote. org/education/kids-families/summer-camps

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TYKES Grades K-2 One Big Home Who are your neighbors? Examine all the homes beneath the waves, travel from shallow tide pools to coral reefs to the deepest depths of the ocean learning about the animals that use these places as their homes. Campers will participate in age appropriate, hands-on classroom and water activities and exploration while learning all about these unique ecosystems. Discover what animals are neighbors and how they all work together living in their one big blue home. Diverse Universe Campers will focus on the diversity of the marine world through age appropriate, hands-on classroom and water activities. Little ones will explore just how diverse our waters really — including the largest sharks to the tiniest plankton and everything in between. AQUA KIDS Grades 3-5 Water Warriors Campers will come together with like-minded peers and experience a week of ocean conservation. Through exploration, observation and STEM activities, campers will learn about the threats our oceans face and what they can do to help. Campers will learn about youth programs and be exposed to real citizen science projects. Duos of the Deep From friends to foes, our “Duos of the Deep” themed-week will focus on animal relationships. Through water and aquarium exploration and observations, campers will examine different types of animal relationships and how they impact each other. Look at how corals and zooxanthellae have a mutual relationship while groupers encounter a parasitic relationship with fish lice. SEA SLEUTHS Grades 6-8 Marine Missions *Cue Mission Impossible music* Scientists here at Mote are always discovering new ecosystems, animals and threats in our oceans. Through daily STEM-based operations and exploration, campers will learn about the newest ocean discoveries. Campers will par-

ticipate in water activities like snorkeling and kayaking, aquarium exploration and practice their technology skills during this week’s Marine Missions camp. Ocean Opps So you think you want to become a marine scientist? This week will explore some exciting careers in marine science and learn about the opportunities that await you in the science field. Meet Mote scientists, aquarium biologists and animal trainers! Do hands-on field research and snorkel and kayak in Sarasota Bay, meet and greet resident education animals, and participate in training sessions as we step into the shoes of a marine scientist. Dates Monday—Friday, 8:30am-12:30pm, June 7—11, June 14—18, June 21—25, June 28—July 2, July 12—16, July 19—23, July 26—30, August 2—6 and August 9—13 Cost $256 for members; $285 for non-members/ per weekly session Location 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota Register 941388-4381 mote.org, camps@mote.org

SARASOTA JUNGLE GARDENS ZOO CAMP Ages 6-11 Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Zoo Camp is unlike any other camp in the area. It explores nature through hands-on games, crafts, animal demonstrations and other fun activities! Come explore behind the scenes as you learn about caring for animals. There’s lots of animal interactions and trekking through the jungle. You’ll see firsthand what it takes to be a zookeeper. Dates June 7–July 2, 9am-4pm, Week 1: Future Zookeeper June 7–11, Week 2: Wing It June 14–18, Week 3: Native Florida Plants and Animals June 21–25, Week 4: Reptiles Rule June 28–July 2 (Camp may be extended up to two more weeks based on interest) Cost $209.99/week Location 3701 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota Register 941-355-1112, ext 307, marketing@SarasotaJungleGardens.com, sarasotajunglegardens.com/zoo-camp

HUMANE SOCEITY OF SARASOTA COUNTY’S FUR FUN SUMMER CAMP

Ages 6-11 The Humane Society of Sarasota County’s Fur Fun Camps are great for children who love animals. Whether they attend our periodic seasonal day camps in the fall, winter, and spring or our week-long summer sessions, or all of the above, children are sure to have fun unleashing their animal side at HSSC. Fur Fun Camps are designed for children ages 6-11. This year’s camp will be held on HSSC’s campus. Our Fur Fun Camp is five days, four hours each day. Campers will see and learn about shelter pets and other animals, both domestic and exotic. They will also listen to exciting speakers, get an inside look at the happenings in our facility, and learn how to train a dog. Dates June 21– August 6, 1pm-5pm Cost $200 per session and includes a HSSC T-shirt and afternoon snack, with a $15 discount for each additional sibling Location 2331 15th Street, Sarasota Register 941-955-4131, hssc.org/ get-involved/humane-education/fur-fun-camps

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BRADENTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

BRADENTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, Manatee

County’s largest Christian school, has been pre­ paring the hearts and minds of God’s children for 60 years. “By providing a solid academic foun­ dation based on God’s word, BCS shapes young lives to be prepared to take on higher education,” Superintendent Dan Vande Pol says. “Students are poured into by caring Christian teachers while building lifelong friendships from PK3 through 12th grade.” The college preparatory institution includes a wealth of honors-level and advanced placement classes including the AP Capstone Program. An award winning fine arts program is

also offered for middle and high school students. The campus rests on 24 acres with elementary, middle, and high school buildings, the McClure Center of Fine Arts and Technology, and the new Pentecost Athletic Center which includes a 60,000 sq ft two story, state of the art gymnasium with new artificial turf football, soccer, baseball, and softball fields. Interscholastic sports are of­ fered at both the middle and senior high school levels with many championship-caliber teams over the past six decades. The BCS preschool offers classes for both 3- and 4-year old’s and accepts the VPK voucher offered by Manatee County.

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Bradenton Christian School is a Christ centered school which has over 900 students enrolled for the 2021-2022 school year. Students from Christian families with different backgrounds, ethnicities, and cultures attend BCS for a rigorous academic program while attending weekly chapel with their fellow students and teachers. Opening its doors in 1960, BCS’s focus has always been on a strong Christian education for families in Manatee County and surrounding areas.

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Summer Camps 2021

SUMMER VACATION IN THE SARASOTA COUNTY PARKS CREEPY, CRAWLY, CRITTER CAMP Ages 6-9 Want to know

more about bugs, snakes, owls and other critters? This camp provides in-depth exploration into where they live, what they eat, all the fun facts and gory details. Campers will learn about spiders, slimy and slippery amphibians and reptiles, the “good, the bad and the ugly” insects as well as how to identify skulls and wildlife paw prints. Park naturalists will lead nature walks, conduct safaris and provide interactive presentations. Indoor activities include live “show and tell” specimens, owl pellet dissections and take-home crafts. Campers should wear hats and closed-toe shoes and bring a plain white t-shirt to decorate, sunscreen, water and a snack each day. Dates June 28–July 2, 9am12pm Cost $75 Location Shamrock Park Register scgov.net/parks

SUMMER IN THE SARASOTA COUNTY PARKS FISHING CAMP Ages 8-12 This

introduction to fishing techniques for youth anglers teaches basic skills to understand equipment preparation, basic weather and how to target and catch game fish. Techniques are taught in classroom and beach settings with small group instruction. Campers will learn about catch-and-release techniques and the importance of habitat, ecology and resource stewardship. Camp will culminate with a fishing tournament. Campers receive a rod and reel and tackle box with basic supplies to take home. Dates July 19–23, 8am-12pm Cost $100 Location Nokomis Beach FRESHWATER FISHING AND BOATING CAMP Ages 9-12 Campers will have a great time learning freshwater fishing and boating skills while receiving hands-on instruction and in-boat experience. This camp will focus on key angling and boating skills such as casting, netting, knot tying, motor instruction, oaring, launching and maneuvering vessels. Anglers will get up close and personal with fish biology and cleaning, as well as practicing responsible angling methods. This new camp will provide instruction for numerous key skills and techniques that anglers of all ages can use for years to come. Dates June 14–18 and July 26–30, 8am-12pm Cost $100 Location Twin Lakes Park Register scgov.net/parks

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY THE CODER SCHOOL SUMMER CODING CAMPS Ages 8-10+ Let’s get ready for

STEM coding camps. Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles and The Coder School will take care of the rest. Kids code throughout the week then demo their week’s creations later that afternoon. Dates May 31—June 4 and June 14—18, 9am-3pm, Monday through Friday: Game Development (Skill Level: Beg/Int) Teachers will be using 10

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cool drag n’ drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create some cool new and classic games. Aimed at newbie and novice coders Dates: June 21-25: RoboCode (Skill Level: Beg/Int) Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto. The field of robotics is absolutely booming. Everything from cars to thermostats and appliances are all tied to robotics and hardware engineering. If you’re excited by the thought of being an Aerospace engineer at NASA or designing the next robotic creation, then you can get a nice start on the right path with our camp Dates: July 12-16: Python Start-up (Skill Level: Beg/ Int) Prerequisites: Some Coding Experience. They don’t have a pet snake for but they’ll introduce you to Python, one of the most popular coding languages today. Start slowly or code fast, this camp is for intermediate coders — no Python experience necessary Dates: July 19-23: Rise of the Machines (Skill Level: Intermediate) Prerequisites: Some Coding Experience, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the bigger buzzwords today, and they’re ready to help you tackle it. What is AI? Why is it taking over the world? When will the Terminator come back and take down John Connor? Start out talking about AI use cases and dive into some fundamental algorithms and create some basic AI apps as well. Dates: August 2-6: Raspberry Pi Jam (Skill Level: Int/Adv) Prerequisites: Some coding experience. The Pi Jam camp introduces more advanced programmers to the world of IoT, or Internet of Things. As computers and technology expand like wildfire, you’ll find more and more computers in your “things” — like your watch, your smart home or even your refrigerator. Pi Jam camp introduces kids to one of the hottest mini-computers today, the Raspberry Pi. Cost Game Development is $495, RoboCode is $594 (Includes mBot programmable robot), Python Start-Up is $495, Rise of the Machines is $495 and Raspberry Pi Jam is $594 (Includes Raspberry Pi 4) Location 6293 Lake Osprey Dr, Sarasota Register 941-355-2633, sarasota@ thecoderschool.com

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EXPLORERS CAMP Grades 2-3 These camps are all about purposeful play. Kids will have a blast playing and exploring new interests through hands-on activities and making fun take-home projects. Select one of three camps in chemistry, engineering and robotics. STEAM SQUAD Grades 4-5 Through innovative and fun activities, challenges and use of high-tech machines, kids will level-up their learning and become part of the STEAM Squad! Select one of four camps in chemistry, coding and game design with scratch, electric engineering and robotics. MIDDLE SCHOOL MASTERCLASS Grades 6-8 MS Masterclasses will allow preteens and teens to elevate their experience and build skills that will come in handy in high school and beyond! Ready to level up and become a Level 10 master?! Select one of

our four camps in brain benders, coding and game design and engineering bots. Dates June 21–July 30 Cost $200/week Location Suncoast Science Center, 4452 South Beneva Rd., Sarasota Register 941-840-4394, info@suncoastscience.org

THE OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY STEM CAMPS ODA’s STEM Camps offer students

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 all-inclusive STEM camps. CHEMISTRY LAB Grades 1-6 An exciting week of: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - Hogwarts Initiation, Magic Water and Ice Spells, Harry Potter LegoMasters, Hogwarts Social Hour Cooking with Chemistry - Bread Leavening, 5 Food Tastes, 3 States of Cream, Careers in Food Chemistry Careers - Toxic Chemist, Chemical Engineering, Cosmetic Chemists, Artistic Chemists Mad Science Lab - Dry Ice States of Matter, Chemical Reactions, Bond-Chemical Bond CSI Crime Scene Forensic Lab Investigation - STEMania’s Pugsy was Stolen! Eliminate 12 Different Suspects by using 12 Forensics Tests. Dates June 7—11, 9am-3pm (full day) and 9am -12pm or 12pm-3pm (half day) ENGINUITY CAMP Grades 1-6 Daily STEM Warrior Challenges Slingshots, Ski Run, Marble Run, Egg Drop, Boat Race Physics - Energy, Magnets, Gravity Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion - Inertia, F = m x a, Action and Reaction Engineering Academy Think Like DaVinci (Mechanical), Metamorphosis (Mechanotronics), Electricity (Electrical) Construction Junction (Architectural, Civil, and Structural) LegoMaster Engineers - Mega Machines, Colossal Cities, Building Bridges. There will be four lessons at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm. Each hands-on lesson was developed with three interactive exercises by real engineers. Dates June 14—18, 9am-3pm (full day) and 9am-12pm or 12pm-3pm (half day) LEGOMANIA Grades 1-6 LEGO Master Challenges - Minecraft, New York City, North Pole, Treehouse, Atlantis, Shipwreck, Labyrinth Kingdom, Summer Olympics, Pokemon, Superheroes vs Villains (Grades 1-8), LEGO Metropolis Missions - Explore, challenge, innovate, develop, design, build, and code in our Planetary Metropolis using LEGO Programming and Robotics with WeDo (Boomtown Build, Grades 1-3) and Mindstorms (City Shaper, Grades 4-8). Powered by Star Wars: Force for Change and LEGO Education. LEGO Force for Change Missions - Explore, challenge, innovate, develop, design, build, and code in our Force for Change using LEGO Programming and Robotics with WeDo (PlayMakers, Grades 1-3) and Mindstorms (Into Orbit, Grades 4-8). Powered by Star Wars: Force for Change and LEGO Education. LEGO Star Wars - Build and Code Mechanical LEGO Droids (Grades 4-8). There will be four lessons at 9am, 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2pm. Dates July 19—23, 9am-

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EPIPHANY CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL

EPIPHANY CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL (ECCS) was founded in 1959 and opened its doors to 54 students in first through fourth grade with two Sisters of St. Benedict as teachers, Sister Helen and Sister Lucy. Epiphany Cathedral Catholic School is the only Catholic elementary school in Venice and has served its parish and local Venice families with quality education for over 60 years. Epiphany Cathedral Catholic School is home to 167 students in Pre-Kindergarten (3s and 4s) through 8th grade. Our school serves as a partnership with teachers, parents, families and feeder parishes in reinforcing morality, spirituality, and other Christian values in the faith-filled teaching process. We adhere to best instructional practices, current curriculum, latest technology, and hire quality teachers. Of our 32 teachers, 12 teachers have Master’s Degrees in their field of study or in Educational Leadership and 12 teachers hold certifications in ESE, ESOL, or Gifted.

Our programs and curriculum are accredited by The Florida Catholic Conference and we follow the guidelines for the Florida State Standards. Epiphany follows a STREAM Curriculum which is an interdisciplinary, standards-based model that integrates science, technology, religion, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Educational specialist teachers complement the classroom teacher in the areas of: Music, Spanish, Technology, Library, Art, and Physical Education. We offer a variety of athletic, artistic, and educational competitive teams and clubs. Community service is an integral part of our daily lives and we offer a number of outreach programs organized and completed by our students. We believe all students have the capacity to learn in an environment that fosters academic excellence through diversified instruction. Epiphany Cathedral Catholic School offers a safe and nurturing environment for our students.

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ing relationship with God and builds a caring community that serves others. How are we living out this mission at Epiphany? We offer advanced math classes in our middle school which can lead to high school credit. Daily Religion class and weekly school-wide Mass. School wide the GPA requirement and the standard for service, leadership, citizenship, and character. ADMISSION CONTACT: MRS. MARIA SMITH 941-552-3577 MSMITH@STMARTHASCHOOL.NET

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Summer Camps 2021 3pm (full day) and 9am-12pm or 12pm-3pm (half day) ROBOTEK ACADEMY Grades 1-8 Battle Bots - Robots & AI, Robots in Action, Robot Circuitry, Coding Robots - Cozmo, Ozobots, MakeBlock, LEGO Boost Star Wars Droid, LEGO WeDo and Mindstorms, Work Bots - Manufacturing, Submarines, Naval Bases, Human Bionics, Fun Bots - Amusement Parks, Vehicle Technology, WallE Escape Room. Each day will have four lessons: 9am, 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2pm. Each hands-on lesson was developed with three interactive exercises by a robotics expert. Dates July 12—16, 9am-3pm (full day) and 9am-12pm or 12pm-3pm (half day) STEMANIAC EXTREME EXPLORERS Grades 1-6 Survived - Water, Air, Earth, Fire! - Tsunamis, Hurricane Chasers, It Rocks- Earthquakes, Firefighters, Incredible Designers - Lego Designers, Balloonatics, Zipline Parks, Maglev and Hovercrafts, Extreme Careers - Arctic Explorer, Python Hunters, Nuclear Engineering, Paleontology, BodyWorks - Cell Biology & DNA, the Brain, Gut Reaction, Humans in Motion, STEM into the Unknown - Bioluminescence in the Deep Sea, Crime Scene Investigation, 3D Printing in Space, STEM Escape Room. There will be four lessons at 9am, 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2pm. Each hands-on lesson was developed with three interactive exercises by a real med tech executive, registered nurse, biologist, and reptile breeder. Dates June 28—July 2, 9am-3pm (full day) and 9am-12pm or 12pm-3pm (half day) Cost $275/full-day session and $165/half-day session; extended care is available for full day campers for $45 per week. Location Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch, 5950 Deer Drive, Sarasota Register Online at oda.edu

SUMMER IN THE PARKS SNAPOLOGY

BRICK ART AND DESIGN LAB Ages 6-14 As your child learns about different types of art and the periods they were created, they’ll be interpreting what they see and creating their own works of art using LEGO® bricks. Through Snapology’s Interactive Art History class, children will learn about Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Wright’s Falling Water and many more! Campers should bring water and a snack daily if they need one. Dates July 12–16, 1pm-4pm Cost $150 COMBAT ROBOTS Ages 7-14 Do you think you can build the strongest and most agile robot? Can your robot win a head-to-head combat mission? Come learn engineering strategies for building sturdy structures using LEGO® bricks and then apply that knowledge to build a robot for friendly competition. You will have a blast as you play robot football and complete the hoop challenge in this fun robotics program. Campers should bring water and a snack daily if they need one. Dates June 28–July 2, 9am-12pm Cost $175 GAMEBOTS Ages 7-14 Calling all gamers! Have a blast creating robotic games each week while learning about robotics. Students will learn about gear 12

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ratio, sensors, programming and pulleys as they create fun-to-play games. Whether creating a robotic hockey player, pinball machine, or a ring toss, your child is sure to have fun building, learning and playing. Campers should bring water and a snack daily if they need one. Dates June 14–18, 9am-12pm Cost $175 POKE-HEROES Ages 6-14 Come join Snapology for Poke-Heroes. Students will build and explore the world of Pokémon as they create their own gyms, battles and even their very own generation of Pokémon. Children will also learn about real world science as they learn about the habitats of the Pokémon. Your child will have a blast becoming the best Pokémon trainer ever. Campers should bring water and a snack daily if they need one. Dates June 14–18, 1pm-4pm Cost $150 ROBOPETS/CREATURE CREATOR ROBOTICS Ages 6-14 In Snapology’s Creature Creator Robotics class, your animal lover will create their own animal inspired robotic models. Students will learn about gear ratio, sensors, simple machines and programming as they build insects, dolphins, gorillas and much more. Your child is sure to have a wild time as they build, learn and play. Campers should bring water and a snack daily if they need one. Dates July 12–16, 9am-12pm Cost $175 WOODSHOP 101 CAMP Ages 6-12 Here is an opportunity for campers to really get busy with a hammer and nails! What joyous things we can create with wood. Campers will go home with one-of-a-kind masterpieces. All supplies and tools are included. All new projects this summer. Dates July 6–9, 9am-12pm Cost $176 (includes $20 supply fee) SPACE WARS ROBOTICS Ages 6-14 Robotics inspired by Star Wars® and space travel. Come on an adventure building and programming functional robots using LEGO® bricks in this super-fun program. Learn about space, space travel and, of course, Star Wars®! Build different robots each day. Learning is enhanced through the use of laptops in this class. Campers should bring water and a snack daily if they need one. Dates June 21–25, 9am-12pm Cost $175 Location Nokomis Community Park Register For questions about the program, email rachelc@snapology.com and for registration questions, call 941-861-PARK (7275), scgov.net/parks.

SPORTS & RECREATIONAL CAMPS BRADENTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS BASKETBALL CAMP

Grades 3-8 Blue Shooting & Skills Camp is designed for all skill levels for boys and girls entering grades 3-5 and Orange Training & Skills Camp is designed for all skill levels for guys and girls entering grades 6-8. All campers will receive a BCS Basketball Camp t-shirt (recommended that each camper bring a water bottle). Camps will be taught by Boys Varsity Head Coach Scott Townsend & Assistants, Assisted by the Panther Boys Varsity

basketball team. Dates Blue Shooting & Skills Camp July 16—19, 8:30am-11am and Orange Training & Skills Camp July 23—26, 8:30am-11am. Cost $95/week on the morning of camp; Pre-registered cost: $80 by June 20; Checks made out to Scott Townsend. CHEERLEADING CAMP Preschool to Grade 5 Calling all Preschool-5th grade aspiring cheerleaders. Come join us for a week of fun and learning from the talented BCS cheerleaders, and cheer with them at the BCS football home opener August 17 and again on September 14. You will be learning cheers, dances, jumps, and all of the fundamentals of cheer. Your child will also be receiving their very own uniform. Dates July 16—20, 9am12pm. Cost: $100 fee Cost $95/week on the morning of camp; Pre-registered cost: $80 by June 20; Checks made out to Scott Townsend. Location 3304 43rd St. West Bradenton Register Call BCS at 941-792-5454 x110, email jbarber@bcspanthers.org or KWidner@ Bcspanthers.org to secure your child’s spot.

CAPOKIDS SUMMER OF FUN CAMPS

Ages 3-11 CapoKids does summer in a safe, fun and positive way. Structured classes in Capoeira Brazillian Martial Arts, acrobatics and tumbling, instruments, Maculele (Brazillian movement) and grappling as well as strength and flexibility exercises, handstands, active games, crafts and outdoor time. After 21 years of experience, teachers and counselors are ready to provide children with the best time throughout the whole summer. CapoKids offers the experience of a lifetime for any kids who want to attend a summer camp and has one location in Lakewood Ranch and two in Sarasota. Dates Sarasota: June 14, 21, 28, July 6, 12, 19, 26 and August 2, Lakewood Ranch: June 1, 7, 14, 21, 28, July 6, 12, 19, 26 and August 2 Cost $165 per week 9am-1pm, $175 9am-4pm per week, and $185 7:30am-6pm per week (additional $10 weekly for school-age children field trips) Location 4672 McIntosh Ln., Sarasota. Phillippi Location: 2240 Proctor Rd., Sarasota. Lakewood Ranch Location: 11534 Palmbrush Trl., Lakewood Ranch Register 941-9224520, capokids.com

RED TIGER MARTIAL ARTS Ages 3 and up If you want your child to have a blast each day, then you have come to the right place. Staff teaches confidence, discipline, and respect in all of our awesome programs. Daily activities include martial arts, yoga, tumbling, educational/brain games, arts and crafts, problem solving, and much more. You will love this Martial Arts program that will teach your child about safety and anti-bullying techniques. Fun, safe and friendly self defense martial arts training are taught daily. Your child will come home tired after tumbling, yoga and parkour classes. These programs will teach your child coordination, flexibility, balance, strength, speed and agility. This is not a daycare, county park or

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SEEDS OF LIFE (SOL) MONTESSORI ACADEMY

SEEDS OF LIFE MONTESSORI (SOL) ACADEMY

is a fully licensed Montessori-based school located in Sarasota Florida. Founded by Maria Eva Chaffin, a worldwide recognized Montessori leader and author, Seeds Of Life Montessori pioneered multiple Montessori POD programs during the pandemic by enrolling children from the areas of Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch. After a successful school year, SOL Academy now offers a new brick-and-mortar Montessori school that includes three different programs: Toddler (18 months to 3 years old,) Primary (3 to 6 years old) and Elementary (1st to 6th Grades).Each program focuses on different areas surrounding the development of the child, ranging from fine motor skills, to developing self-discipline and responsibility to others. SOL Academy curriculum

focuses on integrating the Arts, Sciences, Math, Geography, History, and Language as well as community building and problem solving. Today, with a new facility near University Town Center, the school offers spacious classrooms, a cohesive curriculum, and an experienced group of accredited Montessori teachers. SOL Academy is committed to using only high-quality materials and qualified staff creating the most ideal Montessori classroom and inclusive learning environment, perfect for developing academics, independence and a love of learning in all children. SOL Academy was founded on four principles of Maria Montessori: Education, Inclusion, Bilinguality and Multiculturalism. The school also offers morning and after care, after school clubs, as well as summer camps.

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Summer Camps 2021 babysitter. Dates June 14—August 6 Cost $180/week Location 4581 Ashton Rd., Sarasota Register Starry Jhoun, 941-922-2530, redtigerma.com/summercamp

ROSAIRE’S RIDING ACADEMY SUMMER DAY CAMP Ages 8+ For beginning to

advanced riders, join us for a summer filled with horses. ponies, farm animals fun and adventure. Dates June 14—TBD, Monday to Friday 8:30am-4pm Cost Check online. Location 901 East Rd., Sarasota, FL 34240 Register 941-356-3993, rideapony@msn. com or online at rideapony.com

SARASOTA CREW SUMMER CAMPS

Grades 3-12 Elementary school students, middle school students and high school students are invited to register for camp, even if you are a new rower. Rowers are grouped by age and skill level. Register for Summer Camp if you are a new rower of any age OR if your child is a returning elementary or middle school rower that will be in the elementary or middle school program next year. Register for Middle School Clinic if you are a returning middle school rower who will be rowing in the high school program in the fall. Register for High School Clinic if you are a returning high school rower (or have experience from another high school program) with at least one year of HS rowing completed. Dates Session 1: June 2—July 2; Session 2: July 12—23; Session 3: July 26—August 6; Monday-Friday, 8am-12pm Cost Summer Camp $250 for a two week session; Middle School Clinic $400 for a two week session; High School Clinic $800 per two week session Location 343 Palmetto Way, Osprey Register 941-966-9791, teamAdmin@sarasotaCrew.org, sarasotacrew.org/ programs/camps/summercamp

SARASOTA SCULLERS SUMMER CAMP

When you come to a summer program at the Sarasota Scullers, among other things, you’ll learn from highly trained and experienced coaches who bring enthusiasm and tremendous knowledge to each session, have a blast and enjoy the training, the competition and make new friends who all share this passion for rowing, and be a part of a cohesive team as an athlete and experience what it is like to compete against some of the highest rated talent in the country. LEARN HOW TO ROW CAMP Grades 6-12 Interested in rowing? Not sure about this new sport? You’ll learn everything you need to know about rowing and have a great time. You’ll also find new friends and a new you. Dates June 14—18, July 19—23, or flash camp August 2—4, 7am10:30am Cost $195 per session and $150 for flash camp SUMMER ROWING Grades 6-12 The full summer session is designed for experienced rowers and prepares them for the upcoming fall season. Rowers will help with summer camp and train hard to be ready for the fall. Dates June 14–August 9, 14

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high schoolers run Monday through Friday, 6:45am-9am (mixture of water and land, at coach’s discretion), middle schoolers run Monday, Tuesday and Friday 6:45am-9am Cost Cost based on high school or middle school age. New to Scullers will have registration fees added Location 800 Blackburn Point Rd., Osprey Register 941-966-2244, office@ sarasotascullers.org, sarasotascullers.org

SARASOTA YOUTH SAILING CAMP Ages

child; non-members $375/week per child; $25 one-time registration fee per child due at sign-up; 10% sibling discount if attending the same week or 10% discount if attending all 10 weeks of camp Location 7650 Legacy Blvd., Lakewood Ranch Register 941-9074710, Tammy.Clark@LakewoodRanch.com, LWRgolfcamps@LakewoodRanchGolf.com

SUMMER IN THE PARKS ARCHERY CAMP Ages 8-16 Campers learn the art of

5-6, 7-12, 8-12 and 13-18 Different levels of classes available for the specified age ranges. Campers must be sure to bring a well-fitting life jacket with a whistle, closed-toed shoes, a water bottle, a hat or sunglasses, sunscreen, a towel and clothes that can get wet. Watersport helmets are recommended. Dates June 14—August 6 Cost Runs as a biweekly half-day schedule (morning or afternoon) for $400 or you can do full days for two weeks for $800; limited number of scholarships available. Location 1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota Register 941388-2355, sarasotayouthsailing.org/programs/ summer-camp-2020

archery through expert instruction by certified USA Archery coaches from the Lekatchka Archery Club. This introduction covers the mechanics of traditional and compound bows, 3-D shooting, Olympic archery and competition shooting. This camp ends with a competition with prizes to test campers’ skills. All equipment is provided. Campers should bring water and a snack daily. Dates June 21—25 and July 6—9, 9am-12pm Cost June week is $90; July week is $72 Location Knight Trail Park Register 941-861-PARK (7275), lekatchkaarchery@yahoo.com, scgov.net/parks

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with professional lifeguards learning the fundamentals of lifeguarding. This program offers hands-on learning experiences and character-building activities while having fun. Lifeguards with the Sarasota County Beach Patrol train participants in water safety, rescue techniques, rescue paddling, competitive lifeguard events, how to identify and treat marine life, CPR and first aid. Fee includes a rash guard and T-shirt. Swimsuits and goggles are required. To participate, all potential campers must attend a 30-minute tryout session at Arlington Park Pool and demonstrate the ability to swim 100 yards freestyle in two minutes and five seconds, tread water for five minutes and retrieve an object from the bottom of the pool. Strong swim background is essential, swim team experience preferred. Conditions vary daily. If your child is a returning camper and has demonstrated the necessary skills in previous tryouts, they are exempt from the tryout. The lead instructor will contact any potential returning campers that need to be reevaluated based on previous years’ performances. Tryouts are offered from 11am-12pm, May 15, 22, 29, and June 4. Reserve your date during online registration or indicate date on mail-in form; walk-ups are not allowed. Alternate tryout dates may be arranged if necessary. Dates June 21–25, 8:30am-12:30pm Cost $150 Location Siesta Beach Register scgov.net/parks

MER CAMP Ages 4-12 This camp includes tennis, swimming and other group sport activities. Various arts and crafts are also part of this innovative and dynamic camp. Dates June 1-4, June 7-11, June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 5-9, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30 and August 2-6; weekdays 9am-2pm Cost $180/week or $50/day; non-members $210/week or $60/day; $100 non-refundable; non-member deposit; 10% sibling discount if attending the same week. COUNTRY CLUB SUMMER GOLF CAMP Ages 6-15 PGA Golf instruction for kids including full swing, short game, putting, etiquette, rules and play on golf course. Lunch, snacks and refreshments are provided daily. Dates June 1-4, June 7-11, June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 5-9, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30 and August 2-6; weekdays 9am4pm Cost Members $250/week per child; non-members $300/week per child; $25 onetime registration fee per child due at sign-up; 10% sibling discount if attending the same week or 10% discount if attending all 10 weeks of camp. GOLF ACADEMY ADVANCED SUMMER GOLF CAMP Ages 6-15 For players who are more focused on taking their games to the next level. Trackman, Flightscope, Swing Catalyst and additional technology will be integrated to augment PGA Professionals and their teaching methods. This camp will concentrate on improving technique and will include playing golf with instructors as part of the daily curriculum. Lunch, snacks and refreshments are provided daily. Dates June 1-4, June 7-11, June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 5-9, July 12-16, July 1923, July 26-30 and August 2-6; weekdays 9am-4pm Cost Members $325/week per

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SURFIT PADDLEBOARD, SURF, AND BEACH SUMMER CAMPS Ages 5-14

Paddleboard, surf and beach summer camps are weeklong all summer long. SURFit incorporates the stand-up paddleboard, surfing, ocean swimming, ocean safety, and marine biology into every camp day (weather permitting). Classes are led by

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ST. MARTHA CATHOLIC SCHOOL

ST. MARTHA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (SMCS) in Sarasota

offers a challenging, faith-based academic experience to students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. “In an effort to serve God and our community, students, staff and families work together to maintain high academic standards, develop Christ-centered relationships, and provide stewardship to Sarasota and the surrounding areas,” a spokesperson for SMCS says. “Students have consistently performed in the top 20 percent across the nation year after year.” The school follows a STREAM

curriculum (an interdisciplinary, standards-based model that integrates science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and mathematics). Teachers design units of study that challenge and empower students, creating an environment that encourages problem-solving, collaboration, student-led inquiry and hands-on projects. A science lab, vegetable and prayer gardens, open fields and the Zazarino Center serve as dynamic learning spaces. The Catholic faith is woven into all subjects and grade levels, promoting a culture of innovation and ethical action.

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In partnership with Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Catholic Church, the mission of St. Martha Catholic School is to provide each student with diverse opportunities which develop strength in faith, and excellence in knowledge and learning. Students build character through their Christian service to the school, parish and world communities.

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Summer Camps 2021 certified lifeguards and have a low teacher to student ratio (1:6). Many kids sign up for more than one week because camp is a lot of fun. Due to COVID-19 camps will be limited in size–sign up soon to ensure you get a spot. Coaches will be temperature checked before work each morning and those with increased temperatures will not be permitted to work. All equipment will be disinfected after use and every effort will be made to keep paddlers socially distant. Dates Camps at Turtle Beach on Siesta Key: June 14—18, June 21—25, June 25—July 2, and July 5—9; Camps at Lido Beach: July 12—16, Camps at Lido Mangrove Tunnels: July 19—23 and July 26—30; Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 12:30pm with extended day options offered at Turtle Beach until 3:30pm Cost $215/ week for regular day students and $300/week for extended day students Location Turtle/ Siesta Beach and Lido Beach/Ted Sperling Park Register 941-952-8245, surfitusa.com/ kids-waterman-sup-and-surf-camps-summer

EVO ATHLETICS SUMMER CAMP Campers enjoy all that EVO has to offer: Ninja warrior, volleyball, gymnastics, cheerleading, trampolines, foam pits, STEM enrichment, games, crafts, field trip(s) and much more! Activities for all interests and ages. Your child’s safety is our top priority. When choosing a camp, choose the one that invests in the highest level of safety possible. All EVO employees receive background screening above & beyond industry standards, CPR and First Aid licensing. Campers should bring lunch, athletic shoes and a water bottle. Dates June 7–August 6, 8am-5pm Cost $55 for the day, $250 for the week; 10% sibling discount for second child. Registration fee is $20 for the entire summer for EVO athletes, $35 for the summer for non EVO athletes. Must be registered the Wednesday before the week or pay a $25 drop-in registration fee Location 7188 15th St. E, Sarasota Register 941-222-0888, iclasspro.com/ portal/evoathletics/camps, Amanda.Schade@ evoathletics.com THEATRE AND PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE SUMMER SESSIONS In Person and Online:

Ages 8-18 Looking for exciting adventures for your Young Artist? Asolo Rep Education & Engagement has in-person camps, online classes, and opportunities to create magical memories this summer. ARTISTIC ADVENTURES (IN PERSON) Ages 8-10 Jump into epic myths, leap into legends, and dance into daring literary adventures with Asolo Rep this summer. Artistic Adventures introduces students to storytelling structures and drama skills as they bring stories and characters to life. These camps are for kids who love using their imaginations, have a dramatic side, enjoy acting out stories and 16

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want to learn something new. Camps begin with a book. Participants do not need to be familiar with the source material to enjoy a camp. Each week begins something new and exciting. Campers will respond to the theme, explore different stories, and learn new skills through theatre exercises, games and activities. You won’t be bored. Dates July 5—9: Heroes, July 12—16: Quest, July 19—23: Heroes, and July 26—30: Quest, 9am-3pm Cost $200/week COURAGEOUS CREATING (IN-PERSON) Ages 11-14 Courageous Creating challenges campers to use performance skills, art-making, and innovative thinking as they explore engaging themes from literature and pop culture. This camp is for young theatre-lovers wanting to learn more about theatrical technique, looking to be creatively challenged, a budding visual artist, looking to shake things up, try something new and exciting. Camps begin with a theme from popular culture or a shared book or short story. Participants do not need to be familiar with the source material to enjoy a camp. Each week of brings something new and exciting. Campers will respond to the theme, explore different stories, and learn new skills through theatre exercises, games and activities. Dates July 5—9: Spark: POP, July 12-16: Miniature Worlds: POP, July 19-23: Spark: LIT, July 26-30: Miniature Worlds: LIT, 9am-3pm Cost $200/week YOUNG ARTIST SUMMER (ONLINE) Ages 14-18 Asolo Rep Young Artist Summer provides online technique-based training opportunities with classes aiming to bring young artists to the next level while giving them the opportunity to learn with professional performing artists from around the nation. Dates July 5—9, July 12—16, July 19—23 and July 26—30, 1pm-3pm Cost $175/session Location In-Person at Frankel Annex Center or The Koski Center Register 941-351-8000, email patronservices@asolo.org or online at asolorep.org/engage-learn/summersessions

CIRCUS SUMMER CAMP Ages 6-15 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 family invited to watch. Circus Summer Campers learn a variety of circus arts including triple and single trapeze, globes, silks, Rola Bola, hula hoop, low wire, clowning, flying trapeze, juggling and much more. Dates June 14—August 6, Monday to Friday 9am-3pm Cost $350 for a 1-week session; $700 for a 2-week session. before-care is $50/week; after-care is $75/ week Location Sailor Circus Arena, 2075 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota at the Circus Arts Conservatory Register 941-355-9335 x307, circusarts.org/programs/circus-summer-camp DRAMA KIDS INTERNATIONAL Ages 6-14 Drama Kids Summer Camps include a unique combination of zany, creative and esteem-building theatre activities, such as

group improvisations, silent scenes, and theatre games. Each week also includes a special playwriting theme, fun dress-up days, and culminates in a fabulous presentation created by the campers themselves. Dates and Locations Session 1: “The Wonderful World of Wizardry,” June 21-25 at Imagine School in Lakewood Ranch, 10535 Portal Crossing, Bradenton Session 2: “Super Heroes Assemble” Dates: July 12-16 at Sun ‘N Fun RV Resort (Woodland Hall), 7125 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota Cost $199/week with before and aftercare for an additional $50/ week, sibling discounts 10% off for second/ third child. $25 ($40/family) Register Dramakids.com/fl1 or call 941-922-8121

FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE SCHOOL FOR YOUTH 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 Little Theatre Full Session (three weeks) Session One: June 21—July 9; Session Two: July 19—August 6, 9am-1pm Little Theatre: “The Play’s The Thing” Introduction Week Session One: June 14-June 18; Session Two: July 12-July 16, 9am-1pm Cost Full Session is $345/session and “The Play’s The Thing” Introduction Week is $140/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 Children’s Performing Arts Camp (three weeks) Session One: June 21-July 9; Session Two: July 19-August 6, 10am-3pm; Intro to Theatre: All The World’s A Stage (one week) Session One: June 14-June 18; Session Two: July 12-July 16, 9am-2pm Cost $525/session and All The World’s A Stage is $185/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 Teen Performing Arts Camp (three weeks) Session One: June 14-July 2; Session Two: July 12-July 30, 10:15am-3:15pm; Teen Improv (one week) Session One: July 5-July 9; Session Two: August 2-August 6, 10am-2pm; Young Performers Company (four weeks) Session One: June 14-July 9; Session Two: July 12-August 6, 10am-4pm. Cost Teen Performing Arts Camp is $525/session, Teen Improv is $175/session and Young Performers Company is $600/ session Location 1241 North Palm Ave., Sarasota Register 941-366-9017, info@ floridastudiotheatre.org, floridastudiotheatre. org/youth-workshops

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levels and accomplishments. Our teachers are great at creatively adapting projects and working with a variety of skill levels and dexterity. Dates June 14–August 6 Cost $300/week for non-members or $250/week for members. EMERGING ARTISTS CAMP Ages 11-15 Emerging Artists Camp is a program for older campers to experiment with more complex art subjects and materials and create projects of their own design under the guidance of our skilled art teachers. Dates June 1–August 7 Cost $300/week for non-members or $250/week for members. All camps offer: before-care, available at no extra cost; after-care $10 a day; all supplies included; sibling discount; scholarships available. Reduced class sizes, masks required, campers bring their lunch. Location 707 North Tamiami Trl., Sarasota Register 941365-2032, ArtCenterSarasota@gmail.com, artsarasota.org/youthprograms

ART CENTER SARASOTA SUMMER CAMPS CREATIVE KIDS CAMP Ages 6-10

RINGLING COLLEGE SUMMER TEEN STUDIOS Ages 12–18 Ringling College’s

STAGE OF DISCOVERY WESTCOAST BLACK THEATRE TROUPE Ages 13-18

At Stage of Discovery, a limited number of students have the opportunity to be coached in acting, singing, dancing, and improvisation by creative professionals in the field. They also gain behind-the-scenes experience with set and costume design. The program culminates with a public performance of an exciting musical. Stage of Discovery is intense, focused and fun. It’s designed for youth who are serious about developing their artistic talents. An audition is required. Dates June 14—July 18 Cost Free for participants. Location 1012 North Orange Ave., Sarasota Register 941-366-1505, westcoastblacktheatre.org

Campers will be led by their teachers in fun and challenging art projects using various mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture and collage. They will learn and practice basic art skills such as color mixing, painting with artist paint brushes and drawing with pencil, marker and pastel. Creative Kids Camp is for younger campers of all skill

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Summer Teen Studios presents students with fun, educational opportunities to explore new and proven art techniques, develop their unique style and expand their critical-thinking skills. Students find inspiration in drawing, painting, character design, sketchbook workshop, filmmaking, experimental animation, photography, illustration,

creative writing, portfolio development and more. Ceramics classes welcome students ages 15+, and ages 12-14 when enrolling with a participating adult. Take just one class, or focus on skill building in a variety of classes. Students of all skill levels are welcome. Early registration savings of 10% through May 15. Dates June 14–August 6 Cost $175-$365 Location 1001 South Tamiami Trl. and 2700 N Tamiami Trl., Sarasota (some classes are remote). Register 941-309-5111, scs@ ringling.edu, ringling.edu/SDA

THE OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY ARTS CAMPS Ages 5-17 A wide range of

visual and performing arts camps give kids the chance to explore their creative side through illustrating, graphic design, dance, improvisation, and more. Includes the Crazy Cooks Camp (rising grades 1-5), Sewing Camp: Creative Sewing Creations (rising grades 2-6), Smash Club Mosaic Art Camp (rising grades 1-5) and Workshop 101: Woodworking Camp (rising grades 2-5). Dates Crazy Cooks June 21–25 and July 12–16, 9am-12pm, Sewing June 14–18, 9am-12pm, Smash Club Mosaic July 19–23, 9am-12pm, Woodworking June 28–July 2, 9am-12pm Cost $175/week Location Lakewood Ranch Campus, 5950 Deer Dr., Sarasota Register 941-349-3223, oda.edu

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