5 Fort Myers-area Summer Camps to Check Out in 2018
Apr 18, 2018 06:18AM ● Published by Kevin
The Fort Myers area has plenty of fun and exciting summer camps perfect for your little ones to attend. We've compiled a list below for your consideration.
Registration is now open for the Edison Ford Inventor’s Summer Camp taking place May 31 through August 9, 2018. Is your student ready to explore the “living laboratory” of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates? This summer, their Wild Wizards will challenge summer campers to learn more about science, history, technology, art and the natural world! Each week, camps are split into those who are ages six to eight and ages nine to twelve.
Edison Ford Inventor's Summer Camp
To register or for more information contact Leeanne Criswell, Edison Ford Program Registrar at 239-334-7419 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every week has brand new experiments and experiences. Click here to find out more.
Camp Mini-stars is designed for our budding young performers ages 5-8 who might not yet be ready for the bright stage lights. Each two-week camp will focus on creative drama based on an exciting theme! Throughout the course of each day, campers will use their imagination and work on scenes, songs, choreography, and art which will culminate in an informal presentation on the final afternoon of camp.
Tuition is $325 per camp, which takes place Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Aftercare services are available for an additional $5 per day. The services are available from 4 to 4:30 p.m. The Tales of Aladdin camp is already closed for enrollment.
Jurassic Journey explores the land and time of the dinosaurs. Dig up your dancing shoes as we venture back to many ages ago. Learn how to belt like a brontosaurus, tap like a T-Rex, and act as an archeologist as we find fossils and plunge into prehistoric fun! Remember, stay out of the long grass. The camp runs from June 18 to 29.
Once Upon a Time is all about using your imagination. In the not-so-far away land of Florida Rep, students will use storytelling, song, and dance to defeat evil witches and wizards and create their very own happily ever after! The camp runs from July 2 to 13. Note that there is no class on July 4.
Island Adventure is for those looking for a more tropical feel. Dive into a world of demi-gods, volcanoes, and ancient storytelling as you learn to become a wayfinder through the songs and dances of an island princess!
Box lunches are available for $6 each and include an entrée selection, chips, fruit snacks, and a juice box. Make Fridays even more fun by indulging in some delicious pizza from Downtown House of Pizza. Pre-order your serving during registration or no later than Thursday morning.
Campers must wear the designated camp t-shirt every day. One t-shirt will be handed out per registrant for free. Additional t-shirts may be pre-ordered during registration or purchased at any time in person for $10 each, plus tax. Campers who come to camp without a t-shirt will be given a new t-shirt and the fee will be assessed to your registration.
Various camps take place throughout the summer, starting June 1 until Aug. 3. For more information, click here.
City of Fort Myers STARS Summer CampThe city's recreation division’s STARS Complex offers children and young adults the ideal safe place to play, learn, and explore year round. By offering camps which coincide with school vacations, parents are assured that their children experiences fun, friendly, educational situations outside the classroom.
City residents can register for $20, while non-residents pay $25. The camps are for kids ages 6 to 14, and take place May 30 to Aug. 4. They run Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Campers should be picked up no later than 6 p.m.
Free lunch and afternoon snacks are provided through the Lee County School District for the first nine weeks of camp. Campers must bring their own lunch and snacks the final two weeks of camp.
At camp, children enjoy a fully equipped indoor gymnasium, computer lab, movies, game room, swimming, arts and crafts, WiFi, and playground. Activities include swimming lessons, games and open swim; softball, kickball, basketball, tennis, and exercise classes; foosball, ping pong, and chess; Xbox and Playstation; keyboard lessons; educational computer games; and arts and crafts.
Kids also go on field trips throughout the camp period. Trips include Bamboozles Roller Skating & Event Center, Butterfly Estates, IMAG, Sun Splash Family Waterpark, The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, Zoomers Amusement Park, GameTime, and Mike Greenwell’s Bat-A-Ball & Family Fun Park.
To enroll, click here.