For all you 30A Mamas planning summer camps for your kiddos, I’m sharing a list of local camps that offer daily or weekly options. These fill up quickly so be sure to register for any that you’re interested in.
OUTDOOR / ADVENTURES
Adventure Camp with Florida Boy Adventures
Age 9-12, Week 1: June 3 + 4 (Monday + Tuesday), 1pm – 6pm
Age 5-8, Week 1: June 5 (Wednesday) 1pm – 5pm
Age 9-12, Week 2: June 10 + 11 (Monday + Tuesday), 1pm – 6pm
Age 5-8, Week 2: June 12 (Wednesday) 1pm – 5pm
Age 9-12, Week 3: June 17 + 18 (Monday + Tuesday), 1pm – 6pm
Age 5-8, Week 3: June 19 (Wednesday) 1pm – 5pm
Age 9-12, Week 4: June 24 + 25 (Monday + Tuesday), 1pm – 6pm
Age 5-8, Week 4: June 26 (Wednesday) 1pm – 5pm
Age 9-12, Week 5: July 8 + 9 (Monday + Tuesday), 1pm – 6pm
Age 9-12, Week 6: July 29 + 30 (Monday + Tuesday), 1pm – 6pm
Details: This one is highest on my list because I’m married to the handsome captain at Florida Boy Adventures. : ) This summer he’s added an Adventure Camp designed to help young anglers get hooked on inshore fishing with hands-on learning and instruction from my hubby, FBA Capt. Hunter Ray. Campers will spend two afternoons (age 9-15) or one afternoon (age 5-8) with Capt. Hunter on the water enjoying an educational outdoor adventure. Anglers will work from the dock and on the boat to learn the fundamentals for beginners or brush up on existing skills. This camp is designed to provide an introductory education in inshore fishing while offering a fun and memorable experience to young anglers. Space is limited.
- Knot tying
- Lure Presentation
- Live Bait
- Fish Care
- Local Waters Education
- Ethics, Laws & Fun
Ages 9-15, $250 per child per week
Ages 5-8, $100 per child per week
Where: Camp is planned to launch from Pilcher Park (under the 331 bridge)
Call to book. 850-499-4473. Full camp details including what’s provided and what campers should bring can be found at Florida Boy Adventures.
Whole Life Fitness Swim, Water & Beach Safety Camp
Each Swimmer Ages 5-12 years old will receive one WLF Backpack the first day
1 Backpack, WLF Hat for sun protection,WLF towel,WLF Long Sleeved Rash guard,sunscreen
2 Bring a water bottle and a snack
3 Camps will be limited to 8 campers per week
4 Swim lessons and stroke development will be from 9-10:30
5 Swimmers will walk the Nature Trail
6 Each Wednesday all swimmers will meet at The Orange Street Beach Access for a Beach Safety Day
When: Week 1: June 10 – June 14 / Week 2: June 17- June 21 / Week 3: June 24 – June 28
Where: Camp Helen State Park
Details: For ages 5-12 with a “Counselor in Training” program for ages 13-15. Enjoy a full day of activities (8-9am for early dropoff and 4-5pm for extended care) from a pre-selected list that includes outdoor living skills, crafts and even a slimy science lab. Campers work together on a “give back” project and even play team tournaments to compete in a variety of camp challenges. $400 for full day or $200 for half day.
Registration: (210) 878-9241 or campskyway.com
Art & Nature Day Camps
When: Wednesdays June 5 – July 31
Where: E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, Freeport
Details: For ages 5-12. 9am – 2pm. Fun comes naturally at the Biophilia Center, with plenty of opportunities to learn and explore the nature of science! $45 per session.
June 5 – Mammal Madness
June 12 – Turtle Takeover
June 19 – Little Green Thumbs
June 26 – Super Snakes
July 10 – Pond Pals
July 17 – Earth Savers
July 24 – Whooo Loves Owls?
July 31 – Mad Science
When: First Session: July 15th-19th, Second Session: July 22-26th
Where: E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, Freeport
Details: For rising 2nd – 8th graders. 9am – 2pm. This week-long immersive experience includes hands-on drumming and songwriting classes with renowned percussionist Zig Wajler of “Hands on With Zig,” wildlife-themed visual arts classes, interactive theater, and dynamic hands-on nature activities featuring live animal ambassadors!. $170 per session
Cultural Arts Alliance Creative Kids Camp
Where: Camp sessions are scheduled Monday through Friday with a different age group served each week.
Primary sessions for ages 4-6 run June 10 – 14 and July 15 – 19 from 9am – 12pm.
Elementary sessions for ages 7-9 will run June 17 – 21 and July 22 – 26 from 9am – 2pm.
Middle school sessions for ages 10-13 will run June 24 – 28 and July 29 – August 2 from 9am – 2pm.
Creative Kids Camps take place in the CAA’s Bayou Arts Center located at 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach. Lead instructor Sue Davis and Stacy Martin will lead students in various projects throughout each week, including two pottery hand-building projects where they will tour the CAA’s new pottery studio and learn the basics of glazing and firing pottery. Campers will learn how to work with a variety of mediums and use different techniques so that they go home at the end of the week with a diverse portfolio of work.
Early bird pricing of $175 – $200 per child is available now for each five-day session, and space is limited. Prices will increase to $200 – $250 per child one week in advance of each camp session, and daily drop-in registrations will be available as well. Multiple week discounts apply per child. All supplies are included. Snacks will be provided. For more information or to register, call 850-622-5970 or email [email protected].
4-H Marine Camp
When: July 15-19, July 22-26 (June 24-28 available for ages 14-17)
Where: Camp Timpoochee 4-H Center Niceville
Details: For ages 8-13, learn about marine life, going fishing, and exploring the underwater world with a mask and snorkel. $300 fee provides cabin lodging, 3 meals, snack and camp t-shirt. Senior Camp for ages 14-17 also available.
Registration: Marine Camp
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Christ the King Episcopal Church
When: June 10-13
Where: Christ the King Episcopal Church
Details: Age 4-9. Grade. 9am – noon. $15 per child. Lift off for an intergalactic adventure and learn about God’s plan of salvation from creation to the cross! Just as the earth revolves around the sun, our faith revolves around God’s Word. Keep Jesus and His Gospel at the center of your children’s VBS experience with Miraculous Mission.
Point Washington United Methodist Church
When: July 15-19
Details: 3 sessions per day. Preschool Age Children: 9-11am. Elementary Children: 1-4:30, Club 56 (5th and 6th grade) students 5:30-7:30. Register by 7/1/18.