Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Destin Community Center

The following events will be held during the summer at the Destin Community Center unless noted. Pre-registration is required at or at the Center. Call 654-5184 or email for information.

• Dodgeball: Ages 13-16 play from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tues-days; ages 17 and up from 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays; and ages 8-12 from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays. Fee is $2/resident and $3/non-resident.

• Game Room: Open to children age 10 and older from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon-day through Friday. Basket-ball/Volleyball Court, Ping Pong/Foosball/Air Hockey/Pool Tables

• Kids’ Camp: Camp for ages 5-12 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday with DCC Got Talent beginning July 25. The camp will consist of games, crafts, swim days, structured playtime and snacks. Comfortable clothes and tennis shoes are required every day. A swimsuit and towel are required on Fri-days. The weekly fee is $50/resident and $65/non-resident. Supervision is available from noon-1 p.m. at an extra fee of $5/resident and $10/non-resident for the entire week. A cold lunch must be provided if staying the extra hour.

• Aug. 1: Aloha Summer

• Kids’ Night Out: Ages 5-12 will have a night full of games, movies and pizza from 6-9:30 p.m. Aug. 12 (Luau Party). Fee is $20/resident and $30/non-resident.

• Dodge Ball Camp: Ages 9-14 learn of-ficial rules, tech-niques and strate-gies from 1-3 p.m. July 26-28. Cost is $20/resident and $30/non-resident.

Crew Club

Emerald Grande and Abrakadoodle present art projects, games, and fun for ages 5-12 years old from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Wednes-days and Sundays and 6-10 p.m. Saturdays on the Grande Vista level at Emerald Grande. At the day camps, children will create beach and summer themed art projects using a va-riety of materials, and the night camp will have an art project and a dif-ferent movie each week, with popcorn. Cost is $45. To reg-ister call 424-5058 or visit

Magic/Theatre Camp

Harry Potter fans ages 7-12 can learn magical tricks at Emerald Coast Thea-tre's Magic and Theatre Camp when ECTC's Improv actors and instructors teach new magic tricks and theatre games from 2-5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 28 in the Bart Rockett Theater on the sec-ond level of Harbor-Walk Village. Tui-tion is $25/child. Visit to register.

Pirate Cruise

Hit the high seas with pirates on the Buccaneer Pirate Cruise, a 2-hour in-teractive kids cruise where kids sword fight and have water gun battles against each other, while the pirates tell stories of their adventures. Reservations can only be made two weeks in advance. Cost is $34/Mateys (adults); $30/Landlubbers (60+); $19.50/Scallywags (kids 4-14); and free/Lil Bucs (3 & under). Call 269-0896.

Ultimate Summer Camp

Resolute Martial Arts, 4014 Commons Dr. W. #120 in Des-tin, hosts Ultimate Summer Camp for kids age 5-12 and runs through Aug. 5, Mon-day through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with early drop off and late pick up available. Campers enjoy organized activities daily including weekly art project, weekly field trip, two ka-rate classes each week, gymnastics tumbling class each week and Nerf wars once per week. Registration fee is $99 and weekly rate is between $155 and $175 per week. Prices are all in-clusive.

Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp

Through July 24, Bass Pro Shops will have free games for kids, activities, and workshops where families can learn the skills they need to enjoy great outdoor adventures together.

Free workshops conducted by store experts will be held every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and on the basics of camping, fishing, archery and hunt-ing. Other workshops include hiking and back-packing, outdoor gardening, water safety, backyard adventures and bird watching. Kids will get a free lanyard and then earn a free, collectible pin for every work-shop completed (while supplies last). For dates and times of activities, visit

Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Classes at Emerald Coast Theatre Company are for pre-school aged children through ninth grade. ECTC will offer four different camps di-vided by age group. Camps tuition starts at $109 with a $20 T-shirt/registration fee. The tuition goes up from there depending on the full day or half day to one week to two week variables of each camp. All camps will end with a final performance for parents and friends to enjoy. For information on dates of camps, visit or call 684-0323.

RBCS summer camps

A faith based day camp at Rocky Bayou Christian School, 201 Beach Drive in Destin, includes daily Bible lessons and weekly trips to The Track, bowling, Goofy Golf, roller skating, and field trips/activities. Swim lessons with certified in-structors and recreational swimming supervised by certified life-guards.

Camp, for ages 5-13, is held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon-day through Friday, until July 29. First Baptist Church Destin has before and aftercare op-tions.

For all camps, whole day, half day and daily rates, and to register call 729-7227 or visit


The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge will hold its SummerWild Camp learning about all things related to wildlife rehabilitation, rescue, species, etc., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Aug. 5 at HarborWalk Village for those entering first to fifth grade. Cost is $175/week or $35/day and $125/siblings. Military discount is $150/week, $30/day and $100/siblings. Snacks, juice, and water are provided and campers bring their own lunch each day. Register at 830-3933 or email

DUMC Summer Camp

A daily message, worship, danc-ing/karaoke, arts and crafts, outdoor play, a fitness pro-gram, dodge ball, basketball, pickle ball and kick ball are part of summer camp at Destin United Methodist Church on Beach Drive.

Children who have completed Pre-K 4 to fifth grade may attend camps from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-day through Friday through July 29. Campers will have lunch from the Soul Café as well as a morning and after-noon snack.

Fees are $85/week per child, $60/second sibling, and $40/third sib-ling. Each paid camper will receive a DLC Summer Camp T-Shirt.

Register at

RideOn Surf School

Billabong surf camps run from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Sunday. Surfboard, leash, rash guard/wetsuit included. Billabong grab bag includes T-shirt, stickers, etc. Cost is $90/person for 1 day; additional days $60/person. Limited spots available.

RideOn summer camps are held from 10 a.m. to noon Mon-day through Sunday and are designed for those who can't get enough water. In-struction places emphasis on improving surf skills and includes surfboard, leash and rash guard. Weekly rate is $160/person for four (2 hour) sessions. Monthly rate $500/person for 16 (2 hour) ses-sions.

Mini surf lessons start at 1 p.m. and include a 30 minute introductory lesson with surfboard, leash and rash guard provided. Cost is $40/person per 1/2 hour plus additional 30 minutes free surf time.

RideOn Surf School is located behind Capt. Dave's Restau-rant, 3796 Old Hwy. 98 in Destin. Call 240-7822 or email