We’re looking for information on local summer camps and day programs for children and teens in and around Gadsden County. Know of one? Part of one? Give us a call at 627-7649 or send us the information via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll help you get the word out!
Some camps we’ve heard of in the area that you may be interested in are:
Camp Timpoochee (4-H) • June 14-18
Sponsored by UF/IFAS Liberty County 4-H; general camp for kids 8-18. Features swimming, canoeing, hiking, snorkeling, campfires, recreational games. Cost is $210, due by June 1. Call 643-2229.
4-H Food and Fitness • July 20-22
Sponsored by UF/IFAS Liberty County 4-H; day camp, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee is $20, deadline is June. 1. Call 643-2229.
4-H Wildlife and Recreation Day Camp • June 21-25
For ages 10-18; Cost $65. Runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Plant ID, archery, air rifle, wildlife ID, shotgun, canoeing, compass reading, fishing, conservation, forestry and aquatic science. Call 606-5213.
ACT Prep Class • June 8-11
For ages 14-18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $399. Call 681-6543.
Adam Rich Softball Camp • June 14-18, June 21-25, July 12-16
Day camp for ages 12-14. Catching, hitting, pitching, fielding. Will be held at Chiles High School, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., and 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Fee is $175. Call 556-3895.
Southern Ball Academy • June 21-25
Advanced baseball hitting camp. For ages 10-15. 9 a.m. to noon. Fee is $160. Call 386-8174.
Southern Ball Academy • June 7-11
Baseball camp. For ages 7-13. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Fee is $170. Call 386-8174.
TCC All-Star Summer Camp • June 7-25
Sports, water activities, arts and crafts, cooking, special events. For ages 6-11. From 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $110 per week. Call 201-8082.
Challenger Learning Center • June 14-18, July 19-23
Astronaut training for missions to the Moon and Mars using the Challenger simulator. Learn about planets and moons and see IMAX and Digital Dome shows. Hands-on activities. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for rising first-eighth graders. Fee is $190 per week. Call 645-7777.
GameSpeed Basketball • Every Sunday and Thursday, June 7-Aug. 9
For boys and girls 8-18. Focus on shooting, ball handling, footwork, offense and defense. Cost is $300 for 14 workouts. Enroll by June 4. Call 407-718-4414.
Camp Fierce at The Dance Studio • June 7-11
Performance camp for ages 8-11. From 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Fee is $180. Call 562-9556.
Camp Flastacowo Travel Camp • June 7- Aug. 13
For ages 13-16. Low and high ropes challenges, canoeing, snorkeling, hiking, mountain boarding, kayaking, sailing, tripes to area rivers and beaches, and the Florida Caverns. From 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Fee is $230. Call 644-6892.
Camp Ooey Gooey • June 7-11
For ages 9-12; from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Cost is $160. Activities, games and snacks that are squishy, sticky and slimy.
CheerCo All-Stars • June 7-11, June 14-18, June 21-25
Cheerleading camp for ages 3 and up. full day of instruction from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Team building, games, crafts, pizza party, skate day, parent performance and T-shirt. Cost is $160 for full day, $90 for half day. Call 894-5867.
Gym Force Cheerleading Day Camp
Full day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Basics, along with tumbling, jumps and stunts for kids 5-12. Full day costs $160, half day is $90. Call 877-4255 for dates and details.
Mark Krikorian Soccer Academy Day Camp • June 7-10
Held at Florida State for kids 5-18, from 9 a.m. to noon. Fee is $225. Call 645-3200.
Foundation for Dreams Summer Program • June 14-Aug. 6
Day camp for kids in grades K-8. From 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Provides academic enrichment, with assistance in math, reading and writing. Arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor activities, games, computers, story and movie times. Includes breakfast and lunch. Cost is $65 per week. Call 212-4764.
FSU Flying High Circus Camp • June 21-July 17, July 26-Aug. 13
For kids 7-17. Learn everything from juggling to trapeze. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $250. Call 644-4525.
FSU Music Camp • June 13-July 11
For middle and high school students. Band, orchestra, chorus, jazz, marching band. Hours and fees vary. Call 644-9934.
Happy Trails Horse Camp • June 7-11, 14-18, 21-25; June 28-July 2, July 12-16 and 19-23; Aug. 2-6 and 9-13
From 8 a.m. to noon, Mon.-Thurs. and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. Cost is $275 per week. For kids 7-13 years. Learn to saddle, bridle and care for a horse. Lessons in western riding. Call 893-0771.
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