School’s out on June 10th for Lee County Schools. With less than a month until that magic day of freedom for school kids, it’s time to be thinking about summer camps. With a range of camps and costs, there’s something for everyone.
Island kids have some great summer camp opportunities this year. Bay Oaks Recreation Center offers Traditional Day Camp June 13 – August 5. Meeting Monday-Friday from 7:30am-6pm, camp offers weekly field trips, swimming, arts and crafts, sports and more. Ages 6-13. Beginning at $75/week for members. Teen Camp is available for those 14 and up. To register or for more information call 239-765-4222.
Ostego Bay Marine Science Center offers campers from Kindergarten to age 16 the chance to explore some of our beautiful barrier islands and the waters of Estero Bay. Field and beach trips introduce campers to sea grass communities, mangrove tangles and more. Meets Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. Sessions begin June 13nd. For registration, costs and more information call 239-765-0181 MO-SA from 10am-4pm or visit www.ostegobay.org
Sailing Camp at the Mound House will be held June 27-July 1 for ages 8-11. Learn the fundamentals of sailing or perfect your skills with this weeklong sailing camp. Camp is held 8:30am-3:30pm each cay. Cost is $200. Students must be able to swim and bring a properly-fitted PFD, wear clothing and closed toe shoes that can get wet. Class is taught by U.S. Sailing-certified instructors and junior instructors. For details or to register contact Denise Monahan at 848-8969.
CAD & 3-D Printing Summer Camp
The Design Anything! Computer-aided design (CAD) and 3-D printing summer camp at Edison & Ford Winter Estates will run from June 6 through 10 for grades 4 to 8. The Engineering and Design camp geared toward grades 1 to 3 is also open. Campers will explore the world of 3-D printing and computer-aided design and make a personal logo or create a character. Camp hours are 8:45am-3:45pm. Cost is $220 for members; $250 for non-members. For more information call Leeanne at 239-334-7419.
Lee County Parks & Rec Camp
Two parks near Fort Myers Beach offer summer camp activities: Lakes Park, 7330 Gladiolus, Fort Myers and Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center, 16760 Bass Rd, Fort Myers. Camp is open to children age 6-13. Camp hours are 7:30am-6pm Monday-Friday. Camp sessions begin June 20th with the last week of camp beginning July 25th. Cost is $75. Campers must bring their own lunch and snack. Each weekly session includes a field trip, theme day, water play day and guest speaker. Form ore information or to register call 239-432-2154.