Summer Camps

Summer Camp Parent Handbook 

Register at any of our facilities:
Click here for summer camps registration form 

  • Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL, 305-460-5601
  • Venetian Pool, 2701 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL, 305 -460-5306
  • The William H. Kerdyk Biltmore Tennis Center, 1150 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 305-460-5360
  • The Salvadore Park Tennis Center, 1120 Andalusia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL, 305-460-5333

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Camps Registration Start Dates:

  • Members: Monday, April 1
  • Residents: Monday, April 8
  • Non-Residents: Monday, April 15

Registration office hours at the Coral Gables Youth Center:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. - 12 Noon

Documents required:

  • For Coral Gables resident rates, two state-issued proofs of Coral Gables residency. One must include a valid Driver’s License
  • Birth proof of participant
  • Report card of participant

Summer Camps Registration Information

  • Grade oriented camps : (i.e. Club PLAY and Half day FUN camp) We need a report card/progress report/proof that child is enrolled in school for appropriate grade.
  • Age oriented camp : We require a copy of their birth certificate or passport upon enrollment. (If enrolled in other programs requiring age verification, we make a note that age has been verified on the clients account)
  • All Residents : Those registering for summer camp must provide two (2) proofs of residency when registering for summer camp. If they are in our system and have participated in programs THIS YEAR we do not need to see residency proof. If they have not done any programs within the calendar year, they need to provide residency proof prior to registration.

Late Pickup Information

  • Camps Ending at 1:00 p.m.
    An additional fee of $12.50  will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 1:01 p.m. 
  • Camps Ending at 1:30 p.m.
    An additional fee of $12.50 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 1:31 p.m.
  • Camps Ending at 5:00 p.m.
    An additional fee of $12.50 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 5:01 p.m.
  • Camps Ending at 6:00 p.m.
    An additional fee of $12.50 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 6:01 p.m.

Club Play Summer Camp
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Age group: Completed Kindergarten - 5th Grade

This summer is going to be the perfect opportunity for your children to unwind and make new friends. Each week of the summer has different field trips, cool activities, new games and a special event at the end of each week. Visits to local parks will provide ample opportunity for physical activities. A cooking class is also included in every week with recipes that can easily be reproduced at home.

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Early drop-off: 7:30 a.m. / Late pick-up: 6:00 p.m.*

Green Group: Completed K - 1st Grades
Red Group: Completed 2nd - 3rd Grades
Blue Group: Completed 4th - 5th Grades

Week 1: June 10 - June 14
Week 2: June 17 - June 21
Week 3: June 24 - June 28
Week 4: July 1 - July 5*
Week 5: July 8 - July 12
Week 6: July 15 - July 19
Week 7: July 22 - July 26 
Week 8: July 29 - August 2
Week 9: August 5 - August 9

*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee:
Members: $167
Residents: $222
Non-Residents: $278

*An additional fee of $12.50 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 6:01 p.m.


Half Day Fun Camp
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Age group: Completed Kindergarten - 8th Grades

Designed for children who want to experience camp only for half the day or who are participating in one of our morning camp programs. Half-Day Fun Camp will participate in fun filled activities designed to promote friendship, and create memories. Field trips for the Half-Day Fun Camp are to points of interest in the City of Coral Gables.

Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Early drop-off: Not available / Late pick-up: 6:00 p.m.*

Week 1: June 10 - June 14
Week 2: June 17 - June 21
Week 3: June 24 - June 28
Week 4: July 1 - July 5*
Week 5: July 8 - July 12
Week 6: July 15 - July 19
Week 7: July 22 - July 26 
Week 8: July 29 - August 2
Week 9: August 5 - August 9

*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee:
Members: $94
Residents: $125
Non-Residents: $156

*An additional fee of $12.50 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 6:01 p.m.


My First Camp
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Ages 4-5 years old.

Designed for preschool aged children from 4-5 years who want to experience day camp in a fun, exciting, and safe environment. The goal of My First Camp is to continue building upon the values and developmental skills learned in their preschool program. Special attention will be placed on activities that improve motor and social skills and hand-eye coordination. Activities include: outdoor games, arts & crafts, swimming, snack time, story time and field trips.

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Early drop-off: 7:30 a.m. / Late pick-up: 4:00 p.m.*

Extended care is available from 4-6 p.m. for an additional $35 per child.

Week 1: June 10 - June 14
Week 2: June 17 - June 21
Week 3: June 24 - June 28
Week 4: July 1 - July 5*
Week 5: July 8 - July 12
Week 6: July 15 - July 19
Week 7: July 22 - July 26 
Week 8: July 29 - August 2
Week 9: August 5 - August 9

*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee:
Members: $167
Residents: $222
Non-Residents: $278

*An additional fee of $12.50 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 4:01 p.m.


Teens Outside Camp 
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Age group: Completed 6th - 8th grades.

The teens outside program offer a well rounded opportunity for teens to experience challenging activities every week. Outdoor field trips and indoor programming provides ample opportunities for team building and cooperation. The goal of this camp is foe each participant to leave camp with a positive experience, acquire new skills, and make new friends that will last a life time.
We encourage all parents to sign up in advance for this camp. Field trip departure times vary for this camp and some waivers have to be notarized in advance. Children that are signed up the day camp starts may not be able to participate on the first field trip of the week.

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Early drop-off: 7:30 a.m. / Late pick-up: 6:00 p.m.*

Week 1: June 10 - June 14
Week 2: June 17 - June 21
Week 3: June 24 - June 28
Week 4: July 1 - July 5*
Week 5: July 8 - July 12
Week 6: July 15 - July 19
Week 7: July 22 - July 26 
Week 8: July 29 - August 2
Week 9: August 5 - August 9

*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee:
Members: $200
Residents: $266
Non-Residents: $333

*An additional fee of $12.50 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 6:01 p.m.


Guard Start Program - Life Guard Aide Course 
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Ages 13-15 years old

Do you want to become a Lifeguard Aid? This program is an advanced course geared towards teaching water safety through the eyes of a lifeguard. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and earn a certificate of completion in CPR, AED and First Aid management.
Upon successful completion of the course, graduates 15 years and above may volunteer and earn community service hours by assisting camp counselors during the Jr. Lifeguard Camp.
Participants must bring: towel, sunscreen and a change of clothes.

Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Session 1: June 10 - June 14
Session 2:  August 5 - August 9
Session 3: August 12 - August 16


Session Fee:
Residents: $105
Non-Residents: $120


Fun in The Sun Half Day Camp
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Ages 7-12 years old

Come have some fun in the sun at Venetian Pool! This camp is completely recreational for your child’s enjoyment. They will enjoy time in the pool with our staff that will provide games and fun. Participants must bring: towel, sunscreen and a change of clothes. Snack will be provided.

Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Late pick-up: 6:00 p.m.*

Session 1:  June 17 - June 21
Session 2:  June 24 - June 28
Session 3:  July 1 - July 5*
Session 4:  July 8 - July 12
Session 5:  July 15 - July 19
Session 6:  July 22 - July 26
Session 7:  July 29 - August 2

*No class on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee:
Residents: $95
Non-Residents: $110

*An additional fee of $12.50 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 6:01 p.m.


Junior Lifeguard Full Day Summer Camp
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Ages 5-12 years old

Team Rescuers: Ages 5-7 years old
Team Life Savers: Ages 8-12 years old
Maximum of 20 participants for each age group.

Come see what lifeguarding is all about! This camp program is geared towards teaching children water safety through the eyes of a lifeguard. Participants will have the opportunity to learn CPR, First Aid management and water rescue skills in a fun yet challenging way.

Program includes:
Swim instruction, T-shirt, whistle, lunch and snack.

Participants must bring:
Towel, sunscreen and a change of clothes.

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Early drop-off: 7:30 a.m. Late pick-up: 6:00 p.m.*

Week 1: June 10 - June 21
Week 2: June 24 - July 5*
Week 3: July 8 -  July 19
Week 4: July 22 - August 2
Week 5: August 5 - August 16

*No class on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Session Fee:
Residents: $300
Non-Residents: $370

*An additional fee of $12 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 6:01 p.m.


Volleyball Camp
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Ages 7-15 years old

Come out and sharpen your skills in the Coral Gables Volleyball Camp. This coed camp will provide instruction in the fundamental skills of volleyball with actual on-the-court game experience. Offensive and defensive strategies will be introduced as well as physical conditioning skills. Campers must bring sunscreen, and a bagged lunch and drink or lunches may be purchased at the Youth Center Concession Stand.

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Early drop-off: 7:30 a.m. / Late pick-up until 1:30 p.m.*

Week 9: August 5 - August 9

Weekly Fee:
Members: $120
Residents: $161
Non-Residents: $201

*An additional fee of $12.50 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 1:31 p.m.


Smash & Splash Tennis Camp
at William H. Kerdyk Biltmore Tennis Center
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Ages 6-18 years old

This is a progressive development camp that will teach your child the necessary skills to be successful in tennis while in a relaxed and friendly environment. Campers will break from the heat with a daily field trip to the historic Venetian Pool for a swim and lunch. Players displaying competitive skills may be identified by their coaches and invited to play against local parks and clubs in team match. Children will be divided into groups by age and skill level providing your aspiring tennis star with the most encouraging atmosphere to learn and advance.

Monday - Friday
Full Day: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Half Day: 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Early drop-off: 7:30 a.m. / Late pick-up: 6:00 p.m.*

Week 1: June 10 - June 14
Week 2: June 17 - June 21
Week 3: June 24 - June 28
Week 4: July 1 - July 5*
Week 5: July 8 - July 12
Week 6: July 15 - July 19
Week 7: July 22 - July 26 
Week 8: July 29 - August 2
Week 9: August 5 - August 9

*No camp on July 4th. 

Weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9
Weekly Fee: Half Day Full Day
Residents $244 $363
Non-Residents $302 $455
Week 4
Weekly Fee: Half Day Full Day
Residents $244 $363
Non-Residents $302 $455

Week of July 4th will be adjusted deducting that day out. Fee includes daily lunch for a week, transportation to and from facility to Venetian Pool, admission into the pool, and tennis instruction.


High Performance Tennis Camp 
at Salvadore Tennis Center
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Ages: 9 - 19 years old

This camp is for the competitive junior player. Includes tactical development, match play, as well as foot work and conditioning. Players in this program need to be competing at the USTA local, state or national level. Acceptance into this program is subject to staff approval. Participants need to bring their own lunch.

Monday - Friday
Full Day: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Half Day: 9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Week 1: June 10 - June 14
Week 2: June 17 - June 21
Week 3: June 24 - June 28
Week 4: July 1 - July 5*
Week 5: July 8 - July 12
Week 6: July 15 - July 19
Week 7: July 22 - July 26 
Week 8: July 29 - August 2
Week 9: August 5 - August 9

*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9:
Weekly Fee Half Day Full Day
Residents $244 $405
Non-Residents $305 $507
Weeks 4
Weekly Fee Half Day Full Day
Residents $195 $324
Non-Residents $244 $405

My First Tennis Camp
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Ages 4-5 years old

This program introduces the sport of tennis in a fun and interactive way to “little ones”. By using modified equipment consisting of: large red, low-compression balls, shorter length racquets, and reduced sized court dimensions and net height, even young ones can achieve success in stroke production and having their ball reach the other side. Emphasis in the development of fundamental movements, agility and coordination all the while alongside a certified tennis professional.

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Week 1: June 10 - June 14
Week 2: June 17 - June 21
Week 3: June 24 - June 28
Week 4: July 1 - July 5*
Week 5: July 8 - July 12
Week 6: July 15 - July 19
Week 7: July 22 - July 26 
Week 8: July 29 - August 2
Week 9: August 5 - August 9

*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9:
Residents: $110
Non-Residents: $138

Weeks 4:
Residents: $88
Non-Residents: $110

*Tuition will be adjusted for 4th of July week deducting that day*

Basketball Camp 
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Ages 7-15 years old

Come out and sharpen your skills in the Coral Gables Basketball Camp. This co-ed camp will provide instruction in the fundamental skills of basketball with actual on-the-court game experience each week. Offensive and defensive strategies will be introduced as well as physical conditioning skills. Camp is supervised and operated by Youth Center Staff. Campers must bring sunscreen (outdoor courts may be used), and a bagged lunch and drink or lunches may be purchased at the Youth Center Concession Stand.

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Early drop-off: 7:30 a.m. Late pick-up until 1:30 p.m.*

Week 1: June 10 - June 14
Week 2: June 17 - June 21
Week 3: June 24 - June 28
Week 4: July 1 - July 5*
Week 5: July 8 - July 12
Week 6: July 15 - July 19
Week 7: July 22 - July 26 
Week 8: July 29 - August 2

*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee:
Members: $120
Residents: $161
Non-Residents: $201

*An additional fee of $12.50 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 1:31 p.m.


Gym Kidz Summer Camp 
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Ages: 5 years old and above
This camp is designed to give participants progressive gymnastics skills on all gymnasts
events. Participants will improve technique, physical strength, flexibility, and coordination
while enjoying fun activities like arts and crafts, games, movie time, music and more. Ages 5 and 6 are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch and extra change of clothes with your child’s name on it.

Check out the Gym Kidz Camp Survival Guide

Monday - Friday
Full Day: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Extended Day: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Early drop-off: 8:30 a.m. No late pick-up.

Week 1: June 10 - June 14
Week 2: June 17 - June 21
Week 3: June 24 - June 28
Week 4: July 1 - July 5*
Week 5: July 8 - July 12
Week 6: July 15 - July 19
Week 7: July 22 - July 26 
Week 8: July 29 - August 2
Week 9: August 5 - August 9

*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee Full Day Extended
Members $184 $205
Residents $244 $273
Non-Residents $305 $336

Register early! Spaces are limited. Registration will close each Friday at noon prior to the camp week you are registering for.


General Fitness & Conditioning Camp 
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Ages 8-15 years old

This program is an introduction to General Fitness and Conditioning, designed for boys and girls ages 8 to 15 years of age. It emphasizes the development of a lifestyle conducive to total wellness. The participant will experience and learn the important role exercise plays in the development of total Physical Fitness. Weight management, speed, agility, quickness as well as strength and cardiovascular training are emphasized. The use of treadmills, stationary bicycles, stair climbers, resistance training equipment and on the field conditioning games is utilized as part of a systemic program of exercise to meet the participant’s fitness goals. A certified strength and conditioning specialist will supervise the program. All participants will be monitored for safety and progress.

Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Early drop-off: Please schedule with Fitness Camp staff. No late pick-up.

Week 1: June 10 - June 14
Week 2: June 17 - June 21
Week 3: June 24 - June 28
Week 4: July 1 - July 5*
Week 5: July 8 - July 12
Week 6: July 15 - July 19
Week 7: July 22 - July 26 
Week 8: July 29 - August 2
Week 9: August 5 - August 9

*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee:
Member: $135
Resident: $180
Non-Resident: $225

Bagged lunch is strongly suggested. Campers please bring a towel, water bottle, and an extra T-shirt.


Fitness Fun Camp 
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A combination and extension of the General Fitness and Conditioning / Pre-Teen and Teen Camps.
Ages 8-15 years old

The objective of this Program is to promote fitness in a fun environment. This Program combines the best of the General Conditioning Camp and the Pre-Teen and Teen Camps. The participant will experience and learn the important role exercise plays in the development of total Physical Fitness, focusing activities towards the improvement of weight management, speed, agility, quickness, strength and cardiovascular fitness.

Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Early drop-off: Please schedule with Fitness Camp staff. No late pick-up.

Week 1: June 10 - June 14
Week 2: June 17 - June 21
Week 3: June 24 - June 28
Week 4: July 1 - July 5*
Week 5: July 8 - July 12
Week 6: July 15 - July 19
Week 7: July 22 - July 26 
Week 8: July 29 - August 2
Week 9: August 5 - August 9

*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee:
Member: $187
Resident: $250
Non-Resident: $312

Bagged lunch is strongly suggested. Campers please bring a towel, water bottle, and an extra T-shirt.


Miami Childrens Theater Creative Camp
At Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center
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Ages 5-13 years old

Miami Childrens Theater returns for its 23nd year of summer camp fun at the Coral Gables Youth Center. Creative Camps is a musical theater-based camp that introduces your child to all aspects of theater: sing, dance, acting and technical. The format is simple and fun: campers work four weeks on a musical and at the end of the session perform the musical for family and friends. Miami Childrens Theater prides itself on the excellence of these productions - the shows feature full costumes, sets, lights and sound. 

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Early drop-off starts at 8 a.m. Pick-up: 6:00 p.m.

Session 1: June 10 - July 5*
Session 2: July 8 - August 2

*No class on July 4th

4-Week Sessions Fee
Member: $825
Resident: $1,100
Non-Resident: $1,375

*An additional fee of $12.50 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 6:01 p.m.


Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO Robotics Summer Camp 
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This is a hands-on LEGO® Robotics S.T.E.M. Summer Camp where students will design
and build educational models including motorized machines. Bricks 4 Kidz® camp
counselors provide the raw materials for the children's imagination to create with model
plans, using LEGO® Bricks. The models students will build every day are challenging
and fun, providing the complete fundamental components of robotics at its best!

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Early drop-off: 8:30 a.m. No late pick-up.

Week 1: June 10 - June 14
Week 2: June 17 - June 21
Week 3: June 24 - June 28
Week 4: July 1 - July 5*
Week 5: July 8 - July 12
Week 6: July 15 - July 19
Week 7: July 22 - July 26 
Week 8: July 29 - August 2

*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee:
Members: $122
Residents: $163
Non-Residents: $204

Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO EV3 Summer Camp
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Ages: 8-13 years old
Experience the cutting edge of technology with the introduction of LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 Robotics. This is a 5-day fun and creative summer camp learning
experience for kids ages 8 through 13. Campers will work in pairs to solve challenges
by building and programming robots using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 Robotics. In
addition to having fun, participants learn daily about robotic programming, problem
solving, and teamwork skills.

Monday - Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
No early drop-off. Pick-up: 4:45 p.m.

Week 2: June 17 - June 21
Week 3: June 24 - June 28
Week 5: July 8 - July 12
Week 6: July 15 - July 19


Weekly Fee:
Members: $173
Residents: $230
Non-Residents: $287


Junior Golf Inclusive & Adaptive Summer Camp 
At Granada Golf Course
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Ages 6 years old and above

Campers will be paired in groups based on age and skill level. This camp is taught by PGA Golf Professionals and is designed to meet the needs of junior golfers of all abilities. Campers will participate in different types of contests and games while learning swing and shot techniques, golf rules, tournament play, and participate in Golf Olympics. 
Registration is open to participants with or without disabilities. All participants must register at the Youth Center.
For additional information contact Philip J. Argianas, at 305-238-7507 or email pjagolf@aol.com

Monday - Friday

Half Day AM: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Half Day PM: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Week 1: June 10 - June 14
Week 2: June 17 - June 21
Week 3: June 24 - June 28
Week 4: July 1 - July 5*
Week 5: July 8 - July 12
Week 6: July 15 - July 19
Week 7: July 22 - July 26 
Week 8: July 29 - August 2
Week 9: August 5 - August 9
Week 10: August 12 - August 16

*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Half Day Weekly Fee: $225


Kidokinetics 
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Ages 2 - 7 years old

Kidokinetics is an exciting and unique program that inspires kids to get up, get moving and get in shape.  Children will be introduced to the basics of each sport in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere.  Activities include soccer, hockey, tennis, basketball, volleyball, football, golf, hula hoops, obstacle courses, T-ball and more.  
Kidokinetics focuses on individual achievement to improve the child’s self confidence. 

Ages 2 - 4 years old:
Mondays, 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
June 17 - July 15
(5 weeks)
July 22 - August 19 (5 weeks)

Ages 3 - 6 years old:
Mondays, 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
June 17 - July 15
(5 weeks)
July 22 - August 19 (5 weeks)

Fee for 5 Weeks
Members: $52
Residents: $68
Non-Residents: $85

T-shirt can be purchased for an extra $10.