DATE: May 10, 2012
CONTACT: Michael Mills, Broward County Parks and Recreation
There’s no excuse for letting your child turn into a couch potato during summer break – not when there are so many recreational opportunities out there. The Broward County Parks and Recreation Division offers several Summer Camps that emphasize a wide variety of activities for kids.
WHAT: Summer Horse Camp
WHERE: Tradewinds Park Stables, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek 33073
WHEN: Mondays-Thursdays, June 11-August 16 (no camp July 2-5); 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
WHO: For ages 9-16.
HOW: $300/four-day session. Preregistration required.
ETC.: Daily riding instruction (weather permitting) and other equestrian activities are included. Children must provide own lunches/refreshments. Long pants and closed-toe shoes required. Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and towel also needed.
CONTACT: Call the stables at 954-357-8720.
WHAT: 4-H Summer Camp
WHERE: Camp Cloverleaf, Lake Placid, Florida
WHEN: Monday-Friday, June 18-22
WHO: For ages 8-11.
HOW: $225/4-H members, $250/nonmembers. Preregistration required.
ETC.: Fee includes transportation, lodging, food, T-shirts, and canteens. Activities include swimming, kayaking, team building, and archery.
CONTACT: Call the Broward County 4-H Office at 954-357-5270, or email 4-H@broward.org.
WHAT: Science Eye Safari Camp
WHERE: Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center, 3501 S.W. 130th Ave., Davie 33330
WHEN: Mondays-Fridays, June 25-29, July 9-13, August 6-10; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
WHO: For ages 7-12.
HOW: $250/child per week. Preregistration required. After-care (4-5 p.m.) available for additional fee.
ETC.: Topics include astronomy, geology, marine biology, paleontology, physics, and wildlife conservation.
CONTACT: Call Science Eye at 954-680-7977, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Nature Detectives
WHERE: Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek 33063
WHEN: Mondays-Fridays, June 25-29, July 23-27; 9 a.m.-noon.
WHO: For ages 8-11.
HOW: $75/child per week. Preregistration required.
ETC.: Each day focuses on a different theme, with participants exploring the nature center’s habitats through hands-on experiences, crafts, and other activities.
CONTACT: Call Fern Forest at 954-357-5198.