Summer Camps Offered Through Broward County Parks
DATE: April 18, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Mills
PHONE: 954-357-8115

WHAT: Equestrian Summer Camps

WHERE: Tradewinds Park Stables, 3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek 33073; 954-357-8720

WHEN: Buckaroos Day Camp – June 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20
Trotters Mini-Camp – June 24-25, 26-27, July 8-9, 10-11
Trailblazers Week Camp – July 15-18, 22-25, July 29-August 1
Horsemasters Advanced Camp – August 5-8, 12-15
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. After-care available for an additional fee.

WHO: For ages 9-16.

HOW: Fees: $75 for one-day camps, $150 for two-day camps, $300 for intermediate four-day camps, $400 for advanced four-day camps. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Call the stables at 954-357-8720.

Depending on program level, campers get riding instruction and participate in grooming,
saddling, horse care/maintenance, tack/equipment, and other activities.

WHAT: Fern Forest Nature Detectives

WHERE: Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek 33063; 954-357-5198

WHEN: Weekdays, June 17-21, July 15-19; I a.m.-noon

WHO: For ages 8-11.

HOW: Fee: $75/child. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Call the nature center office at 954-357-5198.

Topics vary daily and include: tropical hardwood hammock and cypress maple swamp
exploration; prairie habitat exploration; ponds, creeks, and canals; oak, pine, and palm
community; “Understanding Fern Forest: The Big Picture.” Topics may change depending on weather conditions.

WHAT: Science Eye Safari Camp

WHERE: Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center, 3501 S.W. 130th Ave., Davie 33330; 954-357-8797

WHEN: Weekdays, June 17-21, 24-28; July 8-12; July 29-August 2; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

WHO: For ages 7-12.

HOW: Fee: $300/child. Preregistration is required. Call 954-680-7977 or email

Campers are immersed in the roles of a scientist making observations, conducting experiments, and engaging in field studies. Participants will learn to explore the world around them, gain insights, and become aware of why it’s important to take care of the environment by taking part in interactive, hands-on projects. Program includes field trips on Fridays and lunch and a snack daily.

WHAT: Summer Recreation at Neighborhood Parks

WHERE: Boulevard Gardens Community Center, 313 N.W. 28th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale 33311; 954-497-1638

Franklin Park, 2501 Franklin Dr., Fort Lauderdale 33311; 954-791-1037

Lafayette Hart Park, 2851 N.W. Eighth Rd., Fort Lauderdale 33311; 954-791-1041

Reverend Samuel Delevoe Park, 2520 N.W. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale 33311; 954-791-1036

Roosevelt Gardens Park, 2841 N.W. 11th St., Fort Lauderdale 33311; 954-327-3888

Sunview Park, 1500 S.W. 42nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale 33317; 954-791-1040

WHEN: Weekdays, June 17-August 9; 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

WHO: For ages 6-17.

HOW: Free (lunch included). Space is limited and preregistration is required by contacting or visiting the park of your choice.

Program includes indoor and outdoor activities, arts and crafts, fishing clinics, SWIM Central instruction, nutrition information, game-room activities, Paw Hero program, special events, field trips, exercise, Broward Star Time talent competition, guest speakers.

WHAT: Summer Sports Camp

: Tennis Center at C.B. Smith Park, 900 N. Flamingo Rd., Pembroke Pines 33028; 954-357-5170

WHEN: Weekdays, June 10-14, 17-21, 24-28; July 1-5, 8-12, 14-19, 22-26; July 29-August 2; August 5-9, 12-16; available as full days (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) and mornings only (8:30 a.m.-noon) on both a daily and weekly basis.

WHO: For ages 6-14.

HOW: Fees range from $35 to $140 depending on option selected. Some special activities require additional fees. Preregistration is required by calling 954-868-6100.

Activities include tennis, basketball, soccer, football, softball, water park, tube rides, mini-golf and driving range.

Florida sales tax may apply to fee-based camps. Check with the individual program to confirm. 

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Founded in February 1956 and accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, Broward County Parks and Recreation Division manages almost 6,500 acres, encompassing nearly 50 regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas at various stages of development. Facilities include water parks, campgrounds, a target range, a stadium, a skate park, an observatory, mountain bike trails, an educational farm with stables, and a velodrome and other sports facilities. Hours and fees vary by location. For more information, visit

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in County programs, services, and activities must contact the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170 or TTY 954-537-2844 at least 10 business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation.
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