Are you looking for summer camp for your children? Whether you need one week of specialty camp or an entire summer of daily supervision, we have the answer for you! Check out the following camps–you’ll find the right fit for every child.
Active Learning Video Game Creation and USA Chess Camp
USA Chess camps are a great way for kids to learn the game in a fun and exciting environment. The USA Chess staff is comprised of the finest children’s chess instructors in North America. Camp is co-ed for ages 8-16 yrs. Morning, afternoon and all day sessions are available. Visit www.activelearningcamps.com for further information and to register online. At the Video Game Creation Camps, children 8-16 create their very own video games. Camps are held at The Community School of Naples, June 26-30.
Backstage Dance Academy
This summer we will offer weekly thematic five-day dance camps for children ages 3-8. Our structured, fun-filled camps will include multiple styles of dance, arts & crafts, and other fun dance activities that will keep your dancer focused and leave them with happy memories and a wonderful summer experience. Crafts and a camp t-shirt are included. 25% sibling discount. Each week will conclude with an in-studio demonstration, so plan to bring your cameras! Registration will begin mid-April. Stop by and visit at 5400 Jaeger Road, Unit 1, Naples or visit www.naplessummercamp.com for information.
Camp Shalom and Camp Einstein
Temple Shalom’s Camp Shalom is a 7-week summer program specifically targeted to children ages 2–5. Campers participate in water play, dancing, arts and crafts, STEM activities, cooking, performing arts, foreign language, science and music, all while exercising their creativity, imagination, talent and funny bones. The teachers and assistants lead the children in fun games and exploration in a safe and loving environment created just for them.
Temple Shalom’s Camp Einstein is an exceptional academic camp for children 5-8 years old. This program involves learning through hands-on games, creative writing and illustrating, and thought-provoking activities, providing a wonderful opportunity for the children to expand their knowledge and continue to learn while having a fun and creative experience. Whether the children are writing a business plan and opening their very own store, designing their very own city and building it, or learning about measurements and baking treats; they are learning through doing.
Email for both camps is: email@example.com. Check www.templeshalompreschool.org for additional information.
Experience a magical summer at Camp Highlander, a summer camp for girls and boys located on Old Forge Mountain in Mills River, N.C. Year after year, girls and boys from all over the country come to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina and Camp Highlander – a special place where children learn important life lessons about courage, honesty, integrity, and faith while having the time of their lives. Come discover why Camp Highlander is a place like no other. Go to www.camphighlander.com for more information.
Cedar Montessori School
Cedar Montessori School offers summer sessions with options for either full or half day fun. Each session will be themed-based and enriched with outdoor activities, water play, cooking, nature exploration, science projects and a continuation of focus on developing the child’s natural love of music and art. All day students will be provided an afternoon work session to facilitate and continue with their academic progress. Enrollment is open to toddler through lower elementary school children. The spacious campus with two large outdoor play yards is located in a residential area of North Naples at 10904 Winterview Drive, Naples, 34109. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or check www.cedarmontessori.org for information.
Children’s Montessori School
Children’s Montessori School is excited to present the Animal Discovery Summer Camp. Camps begin on June 5 to July 28. Campus hours are from 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. For more information visit www.childmont.com or call 593-6668. Children’s Montessori School is located at 2535 Northbrooke Plaza Drive across from SuperTarget in North Naples.
City of Naples
The City of Naples offers a variety of specialty summer camps offered for pre-K to teens. The specialty camps will be held at many locations within the City of Naples and include camps at Lowdermilk Park, The Naples Preserve, Fleischmann Park, River and Anthony Park, The Norris Center and the Arthur L. Allan Tennis Center in Cambier Park and a variety of other locations. Call Fleischmann Park at (239) 213-3020; River Park at (239) 213-3037; Norris Center at (239) 213-3058. www.naplesgov.com.
Collier County Parks & Rec
Collier Parks & Recreation summer camps for children of all ages and abilities. Come experience any of the following camps for elementary and middle-schoolers: day, educational, arts and theater, robotic, video game design, extreme sports, sport, skiing, sailing, and fishing. Camp is only $66 per week when you sign up for the full 9 weeks. 10% sibling discount. These fun, exciting, activity-packed camps are held at 10 conve-nient locations throughout Collier County, June 5 - Aug. 4 (no camp July 4), M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Before- and after-camp care available. Camp Collier offers elementary school day camp for kids in grades K-5 (must be 5 years old by Sep. 1) and middle school day camp for children in grades 6-8. Secure a spot for your favorite camp by downloading our mobile app or register-ing through our website, collierparks.com.
Conservancy of SW Florida
(239) 262-0304 x266
Award-winning Conservancy camps have been expanded. Camp days are filled with fun nature exploration, crafts and games. For all summer camp information and registration visit www.conservancy.org/summercamp.
Covenant Church of Naples
SonQuest Rainforest Vacation Bible School will be held at Covenant Church June 19-23, 8:45 a.m. to noon, for children ages three to those who have completed 5th grade. Chil-dren will have a great time at this free VBS while they sing songs, watch skits, create crafts, and play games. We’re looking for-ward to sharing this rainforest-themed event with children and parents as we learn about how much God loves us. Register online at www.CovenantNaples.com.
Dance Arts by Maria
Dance Arts by Maria, Inc. offers several summer programs tailored for all ages and levels of dance. Summer dance camps are for ages 3-12 and incorporate dance, arts and crafts, and activities, summer intensive programs are for the serious dancer and involve several styles of dance in an intensive atmosphere, and summer classes are offered for all ages and levels in all styles. Located at 5610 Yahl Street #10. Naples. www.naplesdancearts.com.
Easterseals in Naples is planning a unique summer program for individuals with special needs ages 11-22. There will be two three-week sessions (Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) jam-packed with fun, friendship, learning, field trips, and more. Session 1 is June 12-30 and Session 2 is July 10-28. Both programs are located at 8793 Tamiami Trail E., Suite 111, Naples. For additional information, contact Michelle Turchetta at 239-403-0366 or email@example.com. Space is limited.
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead
Our world-class summer camp programs are back again for 2017, offering everything from video game creation to dance to 3D printing. All of our campers get snack, free explore time, free early drop-off and late pick up, a free t-shirt, and participation in our Challenge Badge program, designed to keep kids engaged, curious, and always learning more. Complete camp informa-tion and registration are available on our website at www.fullsteamaheadfl.com.
Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
Join us for C’mon Summer Camps as we explore space, the sea, grossology, the Wizarding World of C’mon, and much much more. Each full day camp seamlessly blends play and learning as campers do science experiments, explore the museum, and make new friends. Both half day Kinder camps and full day camps for grades 1-6 are available. We sell out fast, so book today. Located at 15080 Livingston Rd., Naples. www.cmon.org.
(239) 261-7529 ext. 207
Gulfshore Playhouse’s unique theater education programs serve SWFL through a variety opportunities for children, teens, and adults. Visit our website for details about our exciting summer camps, such as Aladdin Jr., Into the Woods (directed by Broadway star Jeffrey Binder), and much more. www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org/education.
Impact Martial Arts Naples
Summer camps are super fun at Impact. Kids love the games, activities, arts & crafts, reading times, martial arts lessons and more. From dodgeball to obstacle courses to fitness challenges, your child won’t want to leave. Impact has great instructors and a huge facility. No previous martial arts experience is necessary, and children ages 4 and up are welcome. Family discounts available. Please register in advance at www.ImpactNaples.com or call (239) 596-1633. Located at 5926 Premier Way #128, Naples, 34109.
KidzAct Youth Theatre of The Naples Players
Four sessions of Summer Theatre Camps for students aged 5 - 18 are offered by KidzAct Youth Theatre of The Naples Players with a different curriculum for each session. Morning classes are held in all aspects of theatre: acting, singing, dance and creative dramatics. Additionally, several fully-mounted productions are presented by the talented students each summer. Professionally trained instructors and low teacher to student ratio. Scholarships available for all KidzAct offerings. www.naplesplayers.org.
KidsTek Learning offers a fun filled series of afterschool enrichment programs as well as LEGO and MINECRAFT camps. Designed and developed by the founder, John Van Gilder, an integrated circuit design engineer with over 25 years experience, all KidsTek programs are focused on teaching and inspiring a future generation of innovators in science and engineering. Whether it’s playing with LEGO models of their own design or building LEGO models designed by KidsTek, kids will have a great time in one of the LEGO camps while learning about space exploration, architecture, car design, amusement park design, and create/build models from Star Wars. In the MINECRAFT camps, kids learn how redstone and command blocks work. Located at 10904 Winterview Drive, Naples. Email johnv@kidsteklearning or visit the website at www.KidsTeklearning.com.
Montessori Academy of Naples
Summer Programs: Elementary for 6-12 year olds; Children’s House for 3-5 year olds. Children will have a summer of mystery solving, skill building, and fun at Montessori Academy of Naples. The program is an eclectic mix of activities that ask and answer everyday questions like “how do you make paper”, “how do plants grow”, or “how do you fly a kite?” Areas of emphasis will be on fostering social grace and courtesy; developing practical and personal skills for both work and play; and encouraging scientific inquiry and experimentation. Each program will enjoy age-appropriate activities that reinforce the idea of building specific skills and knowledge. All programs are set in a prepared Montessori environment and incorporate an outside time each day, weather permitting. Visit www.naplesmontessori.org for info. Located at 2659 Professional Circle, #1118 Naples, 34119.
Naples Art Association
ARTScool immerses local children ages 5-14 in the arts throughout the summer. Courses are intertwined with math, science, language, history, technology, art, and design from accredited art instructors. ARTScool students design and construct buildings, create kaleido-scopes, build robots, and much, much more. With two class times daily (9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.), this is the perfect op-portunity for a child to dip his or her toes in the art pool, or even dive right in! The NAA also now offers Homeschool Arts Education in Elementary Art Adventure, Junior Art Adventure, Elementary Creative Clay, and Junior Creative Clay. And, Collier County high school art students have opportunities to earn scholarships to pursue their artistic studies at the collegiate level.. www.NaplesArt.org.
Naples Performing Arts Center
NPAC offers a variety of summer camps focused on the performing arts. Students are immersed in acting, dancing. music, audition technique, tap, ballet, stage presence, and more. Exclusive camps that bring in Broadway artists to train students who are serious about the arts. Full day and half day camps offered. 2017 camps include, but not limited to: The Broadway Artist Alliance, Triple Threat, Beauty & the Beast Showcase, Straight from New York, Stage Choreography, and High School Musical Camp. NPAC also offers its “I’m a Star!” program year-round., which gives students with intellectual challenges opportunities to be “stars” and shine on the stage. They are challenged with music theory curriculum, vocal and acting classes, and specially designed choreography. Students perform in various community events, open up for NPAC’s JuniorStage and MainStage productions and hold their very own I’m a STAR Showcase. Go to www.naplesperformingartscenter.com.
Precious Cargo Academy
Precious Cargo, a full time, year round daycare and preschool offers summer camp for toddlers and preschoolers as well as VPK. Academics including mathematics, science as well as literacy skills are included. Field trips to destinations like Barnes & Noble, Artis-Naples and the Naples Zoo are included. Located at 5200 Crayton Rd, Naples. Go to www.preciouscargoacademy.com.
Summer of the Arts
Our phenomenal award-winning program integrates the various creative/cultural arts and educational themes in a safe, experiential, and spirited setting. We offer children opportunities to explore through music, art, baking, sports, drama, dance, and science. Children have fun in the sun with outdoor water play and older children go on weekly trips throughout Collier County. The camp tempo and unique blend of activities transmitted by our nurturing educators and professional instructors makes Summer of the Arts the perfect setting for any Naples child! Our one-stop shop of fun and enrichment caters to children 18 months to 10 years old with specially designed programs to maximize each child’s experience. Dates: Monday through Friday June 5 - July 14. Full and half day options. Located at 1789 Mandarin Road, Naples. Check www.Naplessummerofthearts.com for additional information.
Summer program includes Individual Intensive Reading Intervention for challenged readers grades K-4. Also, SAT Prep for Reading, Writing, and Essay sections. Email info@ReadingRescueCenters.com or check www.ReadngRescueCenters.com for information.
Rock Star Cheer
Rockstar is the perfect place for your kids to stay active, safe, and healthy during any school break. Join us the weeks of June 5-9, July 10-14, and July 31-Aug. 4 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) for our annual cheerleading and tumbling summer camp, and July 17-21 for our brand new Ninja Camp. Space is extremely limited. Register today. Located at 2383 Linwood Way, Naples, 34112. Check rockstarcheerswfl.com for additional information.
The Salvation Army Fran Cohen Youth Center will host a summer day camp, offering engaging and educational activities for children ages 6-12. M-F, June 5-Aug. 4, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Cost is $70 per week. $25 registration. Includes three field trips a week and lunch daily. www.salvationarmynaples.org
South Breeze Day Camp
South Breeze Day Camp is back for its eighth summer of action packed fun, friendships and lifetime memories. The six-week pro-gram (June 12-July 21) is held on the campus of St. John Neumann High School and offers sports leagues, musical theatre shows, a dynamic hands-on science and nature program, arts & crafts, plus the exciting Special Event days. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with early drop-off and late pick-up available. Our camper-to-counselor ration is kept low to ensure that your child gets all the attention they need to feel safe and supported. Visit www.southbreezedaycamp.com for more information.
The Greater Naples YMCA
Summer camps at the Y share one thing: they’re about discovery. Children have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting memories. And it’s fun, too. Campers from grades K-5 will enjoy weekly themes, sports, activities, and field trips. Visit www.Greaternaplesymca.org for more information.