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Summer Camps and Activities for Wakulla County Youth

summer-camp-image-249x187-gif-versionThe following organizations or businesses will be offering camps and activities this summer for Wakulla County youth.

Wakulla County 4-H Camps

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Bugs, Bugs Everywhere

Learn about insects and collecting; focus on honeybees in our area

Dates:  June 6 – 9 (Monday through Thursday)
Times:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.   
Cost:  $60   
Ages:  8 - 12   
Scholarship Availability:  Up to 1/2 cost
Location:  Wakulla County Extension Office,  84 Cedar Avenue in Crawfordville
Contact Info:  Sherri Kraeft at 850-926-3931 or sjkraeft@ufl.edu

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Wakulla County 4-H Camp Cherry Lake

Traditional residential camp in Madison, FL

Dates:  June 13 – 17 (Monday through Friday)
Times:  Monday, June 13, 8:00 a.m. until Friday, June 17, 12:00 noon
Cost:  $205 per camper
Ages:  8 - 13 (Ages 14+ attend as counselors)
Scholarship Availability:  Up to 1/2 cost
Location:  Camp Cherry Lake, 3861 NE Cherry Lake Circle, Madison, Florida 32340
Contact Info:  Sherri Kraeft at 850-926-3931 or sjkraeft@ufl.edu

Visit http://florida4h.org/camps/cherry_lake.shtml for more information.

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Culinary Kids Cooking Camp   

Dates:  June 27 – 30 (Monday through Thursday)
Times:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost:  $50
Ages:   8 - 14   
Scholarship Availability:  Up to 1/2 cost
Location:  Scratch Cakes Restaurant, 1085 Sopchoppy Hwy.
Contact Info:  Sherri Kraeft at 850-926-3931 or sjkraeft@ufl.edu

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Spa-Licious   

Learning about all things spa.  Facials, pedicures, making your own spa treatments   

Dates:  July 11 -14 (Monday through Thursday)
Times:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost:  $50
Ages:  8 - 12
Scholarship Availability:  Up to 1/2 cost
Location:  Wakulla County Extension Office, 84 Cedar Avenue in Crawfordville
Contact Info:  Sherri Kraeft at 850-926-3931 or sjkraeft@ufl.edu

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Beading Fun for Everyone   

Learning elements of design, history and art with beads and jewelry   

Dates:  July 18 – 21 (Monday through Thursday)
Times:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost:  $60
Ages:  8 - 14
Scholarships Available:  Up to 1/2 cost
Location:  Wakulla County Extension Office, 84 Cedar Avenue in Crawfordville
Contact Info:  Sherri Kraeft at 850-926-3931 or sjkraeft@ufl.edu


Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Camps

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Firearms Safety and Outdoor Skills Program

Variety of hunting skills taught, how to use a map and compass; observation of wildlife and reading wildlife signs; outdoor survival skills, first aid, hunting skills and safe use of rifles, shotguns and archery.  On successful completion will be hunter certified.  Scholarships are available.  Two courses are being offered:

Course 1: 

Dates:  June 20 – 24 (Monday through Friday)
Times:  8 am to 5 pm
Cost:  $100 per student (limit 30 students)
Ages:  12 - 16

Course 2:

Dates:  July 18 - 22 (Monday through Friday)
Times:  8 am to 5 pm
Cost:  $100 per student (limit 30 students)
Ages:  12 - 16

Location:  Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Training Center, 65 Qualify Lane, Sopchoppy FL   
Contact Info:  Call Major Larry Massa to register at 850-745-7105

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Larry Summer Camp

The activities include arts and crafts, sports, water safety, archery, nature hikes, bicycling, games, campfire activities and more.

Dates:  July 10 - 15  (Sunday through Friday)
Cost:  FREE  (Limit 6 boys and 6 girls)
Ages:  10 - 15
Location:  Caruth Camp in Levy County, 14770 SE Highway 19, Inglis, Florida
Contact:  Call Major Larry Massa at 850-745-7105.


Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp

This camp focuses on fish and wildlife conservation, outdoor skills and firearm safety.  The camp’s primary goal is to help children become conservation-minded and good stewards of our fish and wildlife resources.  They learn these skills and values through fun and educational, hands-on activities such as fishing, canoeing, swimming, hiking, archery and many other outdoor programs.

Dates:  Six one-week sessions beginning June 19
Ages:  Boys and Girls 9 - 15
Cost:  $295 per camper per week
Location:  Ocala Conservation Center in Marion County, FL
Contact Info:  To register, go to www.OcalaAdventureCamp.com or call 352-625-2804


WORKFORCE plus

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Youth Resource & Career Expo   

The event will provide a forum for youth to meet with various partners to discuss career planning.  Youth will be exposed to a multitude of career paths available to them.  An emphasis will be placed on strong community collaborations brought together to support our future leaders.

Date:  Thursday, June 2, 2011
Times:  10 a.m.  to 12 noon
Cost:  Free
Ages:  16 – 21   
Location:  WORKFORCE plus in Crawfordville, 3278 Crawfordville Highway, Unit G
Contact Info:  850-926-0984 or wfp@wfplus.org


Capital Region YMCA

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Camp Indian Springs

Traditional co-ed resident camp.  Experience activities like Archery, nature survival, outdoor cooking, arts & crafts, swimming in our natural spring and campers will have the option to participate at our skate park, paintball, and horseback riding.   

All sessions are one week.  Each session begins on Sunday at 2pm and ends on Saturday at 10am.   A "Weekend Stay Over" option is available for those campers who would like to stay more than one session.   

Dates:  Camp Sessions begin June 5 and continue weekly through August 6
Cost:  $408 per session for YMCA members; $480 per session for non members
Ages:  Traditional program 8 – 14 year olds.  LIT and CIT (counselor) programs available for 15-16 year olds.  Scholarships are available.
Location:  Wakulla County at Camp Indian Springs, ½ mile from Wakulla Springs; 2387 Bloxham Cut-Off Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327
Contact Info:  Director Jim Bentley at 850-926-3361 or jbentley@capitalregionymca.org

Visit http://cis.capitalregionymca.org/index.html for more information.


Florida National Guard DDR

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Florida ELKS Youth Camp for Military Dependants

One week camp full of sports, high ropes course, leadership and team work activities and much more!

Dates:  July 31 - August 6, 2011 (Sunday through Saturday)
Cost:  Free   
Ages:  9-16  
Location:  Florida Elks Youth Camp, Inc., 24175 SE Hwy 450, Umatilla, FL 32784
Contact:  Camp Director Lynn Warburton at (352) 669-9443 ext. 239 or feyc@feyc.org


Circle C Ranch

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Camp Catch-a-Dream

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Group.  Each group cycle has eight 1.5 hour sessions and is facilitated by licensed and/or certified counselors. 

Dates:  Call to schedule your customized camp session.
Ages:  All ages
Location:  Circle C Ranch - Sopchoppy   
Contact Info:  Camp Director Nancy Culp at 850-962-9999 or 850-778-6505 or campcatchadream@yahoo.com

Visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Camp-Catch-A-Dream-Inc/114969278541314 for more information.


Apalachicola National Forest   

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Fifth Annual Free Fishing Derby for Kids   

Fishing Tournament   

Date:  Saturday, April 30, 2011
Times:  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM   
Cost:  Free   
Ages:  1 - 16
Location:  Buttermilk Pond, off of State Road 12,  just southwest of  the intersection with FR 130 (directional signs will be posted) on the Apalachicola Ranger District.
Contact:  Bryan Jobe at (850) 926-3561, ext. 6510.


Made to Order Equestrian

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Horse Summer Camp

Horseback riding lessons, horsemanship, horse care and management, training demos, swimming, and more!   

Half-day Camps:  

Dates:  June 13 - 17; June 20 - 24; July 25 - 29 (All dates are Monday through Friday)
Times:  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Cost:  $195 per week for half-day camp
Ages:  8 - 16

Full-day Camps:

Dates:  June 27 - July 1; July 11 - 15; August 8 - 12 (All dates are Monday through Friday)
Times:  8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost:  $375 per week for full- day camp
Ages:  8-16   

Special deals and reduced rates are available!   
Location:  Made to Order Equestrian, 454 Tiger Hammock Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327
Contact Info:  Mary Berlauk at 850-528-2404 or mary@mtoequestrian.com

Visit www.mtoequestrian.com for more information.


Wakulla County Parks & Recreation Department

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Parks & Recreation Summer camp

Skating, Bowling, Movies, Wakulla Springs, Swimming

Dates:  May 26th through August 17th         
Times:  Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm  (CLOSED May 30th and July 4th)
Cost:  Registration Fee $25.  Camp Fees are per Day:  1 child $25.00; 2 Children  $45.00; 3 children $65.00
Ages:  5 – 12
Location:  Wakulla County Community Center (Shadeville Highway)   
Contact Info:  WCPRD office at 926-7227 Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00pm


Wakulla County Public Library

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Sean Driscoll:  The Wand of Dreams   

The show combines hilarious puppets, beautiful animation, spellbinding magic, wonderful music with tremendous audience interaction.   

Date:  Thursday, June 9th
Time:  7:00 pm  
Cost:  Free   
Ages:  Pre-k to adult   
Location:  Wakulla County Public Library, 4330 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327
Contact Info:  Scott Joyner at 850-926-7415 or scottj@wakullalibrary.org

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35One Heart Music & Stories   

Music, laughter and stories for the whole family   

Date:  Thursday, June 16th
Time:  7:00 pm
Cost:  Free   
Ages:  Pre-k to adult
Location:  Wakulla County Public Library, 4330 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327
Contact Info:  Scott Joyner at 850-926-7415 or scottj@wakullalibrary.org

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Red String puppets   

Two stories being told with great puppets.  Hansel & Gretel and The Peasant Who Became King.   

Date:  Wednesday, June 22nd
Time:  7:00 p.m.  
Cost:  Free   
Ages:  Pre-k to adult   
Location:  Wakulla County Public Library, 4330 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327
Contact Info:  Scott Joyner at 850-926-7415 or scottj@wakullalibrary.org

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Jane Fleitman Bird Program   

Join Jane as she brings in live birds for a fun and informative program.

Date:  Thursday, July 7
Time:  7:00 pm   
Cost:  Free   
Ages:  Pre k to adult  
Location:  Wakulla County Public Library, 4330 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327
Contact Info:  Scott Joyner at 850-926-7415 or scottj@wakullalibrary.org

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Tommy Johns:  Wherever You Go, There’s a Story   

A global reading celebration featuring Magic, Puppets, and Fun!   

Date:  Thursday, July 14
Time:  7:00 pm   
Cost:  Free   
Ages:  Pre-k to adult
Location:  Wakulla County Public Library, 4330 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327
Contact Info:  Scott Joyner at 850-926-7415 or scottj@wakullalibrary.org

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Katie Adams Make Believe Theater

Katie uses puppets, crafts, and audience participation to tell the Johnny Appleseed story in a new way.   

Date:  Thursday, July 21
Time:  7:00 pm   
Cost:  Free   
Ages:  Pre-k to adult
Location:  Wakulla County Public Library, 4330 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327
Contact Info:  Scott Joyner at 850-926-7415 or scottj@wakullalibrary.org

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Mama Koku Storytellin’   

Mama Koku returns with new songs, stories and fun times for the whole family.

Date:  Thursday, July 28th
Time:  7:00 pm   
Cost:  Free   
Ages:  Pre-k to adult   
Location:  Wakulla County Public Library, 4330 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL 32327
Contact Info:  Scott Joyner at 850-926-7415 or scottj@wakullalibrary.org


Wakulla County Coalition for Youth

Engaging Youth Initiative and Students Working Against Tobacco (S.W.A.T.)

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Fearless Leaders Youth Summit

Leadership training, fun  team building activities centered around enhancing leadership skills, standing up to peer pressure and speaking up for a healthy teen lifestyle.   

Dates:  June 3 - 5 (Friday through Sunday)
Cost:  Free
Ages:  6th thru 11th graders –by invitation only   
Location:  Sheriff’s Ranch Camp Caruth in Levy County, 14770 SE Highway 19, Inglis, Florida
Contact:  Lisa Russell at 850-745-7245


Wakulla Health Care Task Force

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Free Sports Physicals   

Free physical examinations for student athletes, summer campers, and Special Olympians.

Date:  Saturday, May 21
Times:  9am – 1 pm:  Students from WMS @ 9am; RMS @ 10am and WHS @ 11am   
Cost:  Free   
Ages:  6th through 12th grade students
Location:  Wakulla High School Clinic on Coastal Hwy (98)  
Contact Info:  Tanya English at 926-0065 Ext. 253 or Tanya.English@wcsb.us ; Lynn Artz at 850-320-2158 or lynn_artz@hotmail.com


Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC)

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35SEEK Environmental  Conference for Youth   

4-day teen conference with hands-on workshops & field trips.

Session 1: 

Dates:  July 10 - 13 (Sunday through Wednesday)
Ages:  Students currently in 10th or 11th grade
Cost:  $225

Session 2:

Dates:  July 24 - 27 (Sunday through Wednesday)
Ages:  Students currently in 9th grade
Cost:  $225

Scholarships are available through the Iris Garden Club of Wakulla and also FFGC   

Location:  Wakulla Springs State Park & Lodge and nearby public lands   
Contact Info:  Dorothy Pate at 850-926-0885 or pate26888@embarqmail.com ; Lynn Artz at 850-320-2158 or lynn_artz@hotmail.com

Visit http://www.ffgc.org/youth/seek.html for more information.

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Wekiva Youth Camp   

Residential nature camp for youngsters in grades 3-8.

Nature hikes & photography, crafts,  sports, swimming, bicycling, night rides, skit night, evening programs, & campfires.

Sessions:

Boys Week

Dates:  June 19 - 25  (Sunday through Saturday)
Ages:  Grades 3 - 6 + 7th Grade Tent Camping

Boys Week

Dates:  June 26-July 2 (Sunday through Saturday)
Ages:  Grades 3-6 + 8th Grade Envir Ed/Canoeing

Co-Ed Week

Dates:  July 3 - 9 (Sunday through Saturday)
Ages:  Grades 3 - 6

Girls Week

Dates:  July 17-23 (Sunday through Saturday)
Ages:  Grades 3-6 + 7th Grade Tent Camping

Girls Week

Dates:  July 24 - 30 (Sunday through Saturday)
Ages:  Grades 3-6 + 7th Grade Tent Camping + 8th Grade Envir Ed/Canoeing   

Cost for all sessions:  $240 if sent by a garden club; $315 if not sent by a garden club   

Scholarships are available from the Iris Garden Club of Wakulla and also FFGC   

Location:  Wekiwa Springs State Park, 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, FL 32712
Contact Info:  Jeannie Brodhead at 850-926-2264 or irisgardenclub.wakulla@gmail.com

or

Arlene S. (Hanks) Rand
2011-2013 Wekiva Youth Camp Chairman
2337 Hampstead Ave.
Clermont, FL 34711
352-243-7103 H
352-220-2061 C
arlenehanks@aol.com

Visit http://www.ffgc.org/youth/camp_wekiva.html for more information.


Wakulla County Community Center       

summer-camp-sun-cleaned-up-no-rays-gif-version-35Various activities to be determined.    

Wakulla County Community Center, 318 & 322 Shadeville Rd., Crawfordville, FL 

Contact:  Jessica Welch at 926-0919 Ext. 407 or jwelch@mywakulla.com
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