It’s summer and time for fun. To submit a summer activity, email firstname.lastname@example.org. List will be updated throughout summer as events arrive.
Summer On Stage
Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s summer camps for ages four through high school run from May 29 to Aug. 4. Tuition is from $130 per person to $375 plus a $25 registration fee. Payment plans, military, sibling, and multi-camp discounts and scholarships are available. For the full schedule, more information and to register, call 684-0323 or visit www.EmeraldCoastTheatre.org. Summer on Stage will be held at ECTC’s performance space, 560 Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in Miramar Beach, unless noted.
Little Rascals camps for ages 4-6 are held from 9 a.m. to noon. Tuition is $130. May 29-June 1, June 11-14, July 23-27 and July 30-Aug. 3.
The Adventures of Robin Hood for grades 2-8 are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday with a final performance on the last day of camp. Tuition is $175 per person. June 4-8, June 18-22 and July 30-Aug. 3.
Camp Showtime for grades two through eight will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extended drop off/pick up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pack a snack, lunch, and water. Performance last day of camp. Tuition is $150. June 11-14, July 16-20 and July 23-27.
Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr. for grades 3-9 is a two-week musical theater camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18-29 and July 9-20. Extended drop off/pick up available. Tuition is $375/person.
Middle/High School Advanced Theatre Workshops with tuition $175/person.
• Designing Minds, June 18-22
• Techies Rule, June 25-29
• So, You Wanna Do Shakespeare … July 9-13
• The Freedom of Improvisation, July 16-20
Advanced Theatre Workshop is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 23-27. Tuition is $175.
Destin Community Center
The following events will be held during the summer at the Destin Community Center unless noted. Pre-registration is required. Register early, as space is limited, at www.cityofdestin.com or at the Center. Call 654-5184 or email email@example.com for information.
• Little Feet Camp: Ages 3-6 will learn the basics of soccer from 10-11 a.m. May 29-31. Fee is $15/resident and $20/non-resident.
Kid’s Night Out: A night full of games, crafts, food, and lots of fun for ages 5-12 from 6-9 p.m. June 1 and July 20. Cost is $35/non-residents and $25/residents.
• Basketball Camp A Skills Camp will be held from 1-2 p.m. (ages 5-8) and 2:15-3:30 p.m. (ages 9-14) June 4, 6, and 8. Fee is $45/non-resident and $30/resident. Tennis shoes are required.
• Tennis Camp: Learn the basics of serving, backhand, and forehand June 5 and 7 at Buck Destin Park. Ages 5-8 are from 9-10:30 a.m. and ages 9-15 are from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Fee is $20/resident and $25/non-resident.
• Babysitting Safety Course: Courses for ages 11 through 15 will be held from 1-3 p.m. June 7 and July 9. Each student will be certified in CPR and First Aid. Cost $45/resident and $50/non-resident.
• Cooking and Serving: Youth ages 8-15 plan and prepare a luncheon from 12-3 p.m. June 12-14 and July 10-12. Cost is $50/resident and $60/non-resident.
• Volleyball Camp: Ages 9-14 will learn ball control, spiking, setting, and passing from 1-3 p.m. June 18 and 20. Fee is TBD.
• Gardening Camp: Ages 5-12 will plant for themselves and areas around the Community Center from 1-2 p.m. June 19-21. Fee is $20/resident and $30/non-residents.
• Softball Camp: Children ages 7-14 learn the fundamentals of softball like hitting, fielding, and throwing from 1-3 p.m. June 26 and 28 at Threadgill Park. Fee is $25/residents and $35/non-residents.
• Golf Camp: Ages 7-15 will learn the basics of golf, such as driving, putting and chipping, from 10 a.m. to noon June 26 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 28 at Golf Garden. Fee is $40/resident and $50/non-resident.
• Peewee Cheer Camp: Children ages 5-9 will improve their coordination, enthusiasm, positive attitude, team spirit, and self-confidence during camp from 1-3 p.m. June 27 and 28. Fee is $20/residents and $30/non-residents.
• Dance Camp: Learn various hip-hop styles including popping, breaking, and locking from Michael “Turboh” Burton July 16-20. Ages 6-11 from 1-2 p.m. and ages 12 and older from 2-3 p.m. Fee is $30/resident and $35/non-resident.
• Dodgeball Camp: Ages 8-14 learn official rules, techniques and strategies from 1-3 p.m. July 24 and 26. Cost is $20/resident and $30/non-resident.
• Baseball Camp: Children ages 7-14 will learn the fundamentals of baseball like hitting, fielding, and throwing from 1-2:30 p.m. July 31-Aug. 2 and ages 9-10 from 2:30-4 p.m. at Threadgill Park. Fee is $20/resident and $25/non-resident.
• Redbird Art Camp: The Redbird Art Experience invites children 5 and older to express their creative side and imagination using a variety of recycled materials from 1:30-3 p.m. July 27. Fee is $20/resident and $25/non-resident.
Kids Summer Camp
A Summer Day Camp will be offered at the Destin Community Center from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday June 4-Aug. 3 with a lunch program from 12-1 p.m.
The camp is for ages 5-12 years old and costs $65 per week for non-resident and $50/resident (lunch is $15/non-resident and $10/resident). Pre-registration is required at 654-5184.
Each day will be a morning full of fun activities including games, crafts, swim days (towel and swimsuit required), structured playtime, and snacks.
Creative Kids Camps
Cultural Arts Alliance will host its popular program, Creative Kids Camp, again in 2018. A series of week-long visual arts camp sessions designed to give primary, elementary, and middle school-aged children a different daily hands-on experience will take place in the CAA’s Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach.
Camp sessions are scheduled Monday through Friday with a different age group served each week. Primary sessions for ages 4-6 run June 4-8 and June 25-29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Elementary sessions for ages 7-9 will run June 11-15 and July 9-13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Middle school sessions for ages 10-13 will run June 18-22 and July 16-20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Get registration details on our #ArtMattersBlog.
ECSA Summer Camps
One of the best places for kids to spend their summer is on the water, learning valuable life lessons and building self-confidence. The Emerald Coast Sailing Association is at the Fort Walton Yacht Club, 180 Ferry Road NE., and offers camp for ages seven to 18. Camp is held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Beginner I classes are for ages 7-17 and Beginner II is ages 9-18. Class price is $250. To sign up and for more information, visit http://www.ecsasailing.com/summer-camp/.
• Camp 1: June 4-8, Beginner I, optional shuttle to/from Destin
• Camp 2: June 11-15, Beginner I and II, optional shuttle to/from Destin
• Camp 3: June 18-22, Beginner I, optional shuttle to/from Sandestin
• Camp 4: June 25-29, Beginner I & II, optional shuttle to/from Crestview
• Camp 5: July 9-13: Beginner I, optional shuttle to/from Bluewater Bay/Niceville
• Camp 6: July 16–20, Beginner I & II, optional shuttle to/from Bluewater Bay/Niceville
• Camp 7: July 23-27, Beginner I, optional shuttle to/from Mary Esther
• Camp 8: July 30-Aug. 3, Beginner I & II
Biophilia Wednesday Day Camps
Art and Nature Adventures will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays for ages 5-12 at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, 4956 State Hwy. 20 E in Freeport. Sessions are $45 each. Register at www.eowilsoncenter.org.
• June 6: Totally Turtles
• June 13: Forest Friends
• June 20: Pond Pals
• June 27: Radical Reptiles
• July 11: All About Owls
• July 18: Let's Wing It! Birds
• July 25: Buggin' Out
• Aug. 2: Mad Science Experiments!
A summer day camp designed to teach 12-14 year old girls valuable emotional regulation skills takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 11-14 at Padgett Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Daily art projects, group games, meditaiton/yoga and more with lunch and supplies provided. Cost is $400. Only 10 spots available at www.ChristineRushfordCounseling.com/SoulSquad.
Kids on Campus
Northwest Florida State College presents Kids on Campus, a unique opportunity for summer enrichment and fun learning in a college environment. Students choose from a variety of classes such as sports, art, academics, life skills, dance and music.
Students create their own schedule and can choose morning, afternoon or all day classes. Extended care is available in the mornings and/or afternoons. Kids on Campus is open to students entering 3rd - 8th grade.
First session will be June 11-21 and Second Session will be July 9-19. For information and registration, visit https://www.nwfsc.edu/about/conted/
ADSO’s Kids’ Summer Art Camp
The Arts and Design Society offers its Kids’ Art Camp with creative projects for kids ages 6-13 years old. Camps are held at the ADSO Art Center, 17 First Street SE in Fort Walton Beach.
The camp is held in four sessions:
Session 1: June 18-22, 9:30-11:30 a.m. daily and for ages 6-8.
Session 2: June 18-22, 1-3 p.m. for ages 9-13.
Session 3: July 9-13, 9:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 6-11.
Session 4: July 9-13, 1-3 p.m. for ages 6-11.
Classes begin with clay artistry and feature a different medium each day. Each week ends with an art show and reception for the families.
The cost for each session is $70 per child ($60 for the children of ADSO members). Pre-registration is required by June 15 for June sessions and by July 6 for July sessions. To register, call 244-1271 or visit www.artsdesignsociety.org.
Summer Camp Exploration
The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida offers an immersive summer camp for kids ages 5-14 June 18-22 from 9 a.m. to noon daily. Campers will get the chance to experience Northwest Florida with hands-on history lessons and STEM projects that engage the mind with science, technology, engineering and math activities.
Cost is $75 per child for the week or $65 for Museum Family Members.
Call 678-2615 to pre-register or visit http://www.heritage-museum.org/summer-camp.html for more details.
The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center and Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation join forces to present Music, Nature and Theater Arts for first through eighth graders from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 16-20 and July 23-27. Cost is $165 for each session. Register at www.eowilsoncenter.org.
This week-long camp includes hands-on drumming and songwriting classes with percussionist Zig Wajler of "Hands on With Zig," wildlife-themed art classes, and dynamic hands-on science activities featuring live animal ambassadors.
Creative Art Camps for Kids
Abrakadoodle holds its Summer Camps and In-School Field Trips to engage and inspire children with art adventures that will be offered at schools and community sites throughout Okaloosa and Walton Counties with concentration in Destin.
Abrakadoodle is unveiling two new camp programs for 2018 that are added to its collection of approximately 25 themed camps, meeting the needs of schools and community sites with a variety of fun camp themes and activities for children ages 3-12. Camp locations include Destin Elementary School, as well as county-wide daycare programs. Visit www.abrakadoodle.com/fl07, call 865-1651 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or to register.
It’s a Jungle Out There! Art Camp
The rainforest is replete with imagination-boosting fauna, flora and creatures big and small. Everyone will find inspiration in the rainforest habitat and its people while discovering their customs and creating a tree house collage. Kids will have a wild time creating fun art projects, making new friends and playing games.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts in Art creations
Using a variety of art techniques, campers will make flying machines like Da Vinci, build rocket ships, create aerial view drone maps and much more. Kids will challenge their imaginations and creativity and become extreme artists.
Abrakadoodle’s numerous popular art camp themes include from Mad About Movies and Under the Sea Art to Camp Build It and Creepy Crawler’s Camp to ZooDoodle Safariland. Such classic favorites as Pirates, Princes and Princesses and Wild, Wild West represent a range of interests that engage children in hands-on art and creative discovery at its best.
Youth Village Summer Camp
Kids from kindergarten to eighth grade can sign up for the Youth Village Summer Camp of 2018.
Youth Village will offer weekly field trips, fitness workshops, arts and crafts, and even weekly career workshops. Some of the highlights of the summer will include STEM day, a student art gallery showcase for the community and a trip to Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in Panama City.
For more details, visit www.NelliesYouthVillage.org or email Nellie Bogar at email@example.com.