Happy Campers

Summertime in Florida makes for one happy camper. After all, school’s out, and it’s a time to trade classes for summer camps.

Spend your summer days learning to fence, painting a masterpiece or gliding through a pool—there’s a camp for everyone.

FARMING FRENZY

CAMP CABALLO FOR KIDS

June 19-23, 26-30; 9am-12pm

The Marion Therapeutic Riding Association will host Camp Caballo For Kids, an equestrian day camp for horse lovin’ kids ages 7 to 14. Children with disabilities are also welcome to apply. mariontherapeuticridingassociation.org or (352) 732-7300

Dreamcatcher Camp

June 5-9, 12-17; 9am-12pm; July 12, 19; 9am-1pm

This camp by the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association is for kids ages 8 to 14 who have experience around horses. mariontherapeuticridingassociation.org or (352) 732-7300

Uncle Donald’s Farm

July 6-August 3, Thursdays only; 9:45am-3pm

Cows, chickens and goats, oh my! Milk a goat, search for fresh chicken eggs and feed farm animals at this camp, located in Lady Lake. Camp is for children ages 6 to 13 and takes place on Thursdays only. uncledonaldsfarm.com or (352) 753-2882

Owl Hollow Farm

Weekly and monthly sessions in June, July and August, Monday-Thursday; 9am-4pm

Children of all ages are welcome to join and learn how to ride, groom and take care of horses. Pack a swim suit; there’s swimming, too! owlhollowfarm.net or (352) 237-4132

TKO Farm Summer Camp

Dates throughout June, July and August; 8:30am-2:30pm

This camp offers instruction in arena/trail riding taught by handlers and instructors for campers 4 years of age and older. tkofarm.com or (352) 219-0248

Eden Farm

June 5-9, 26-30; July 24-28, Monday-Thursday; 9am-3pm, Friday; 9am-12pm

Children ages 5 through 14 will learn skills in horsemanship, from riding and cleaning stalls to grooming and safety. edenfarmocala.com or (352) 572-7658

Havensight Farm

June 13-15, 20-22, 27-29; July 11-13, 18-20, 25-28, Tuesday-Thursday; 9am-4pm

Kids can learn about all aspects of horsemanship at this farm located in Summerfield. havensightfarm.com or (352) 553-8698

Harley Farms

June 12-16, 19-23, 26-30; July 10-14, 17-21, 24-28; 9am-3pm

With horseback riding, games, arts, crafts and more, kids will enjoy a summer camp full of equestrian fun. harleyfarmsocala.com or (352) 812-3811

Grey Dawn Stables

Dates throughout June, July and August

This camp is for both the older kids and the young buckaroos and includes horsemanship skills, trail rides, proper tacking, grooming, horseback riding and crafts. greydawnstables.com or (352) 427-9721

CALLING ALL ARTISTS

The Appleton Museum of Art

Children ages 4 and up can join the Appleton Museum for an array of art-themed camps. appletonmuseum.org or (352) 291-4455

Week of June 5-9

Architecture FUNdamentals

9am-12pm; ages 7-12

Children will dabble in architecture by drawing, painting and “building” buildings.

Meet the Masters

10am-12pm; ages 4-6

Through art and stories, a new artist will be introduced each day. Children will experience media of all types.

Block Party

1-4pm; ages 7-12

Using the ARTSpace’s massive LEGO collection, kids will explore the fundamental principles of engineering and design.

Week of June 12-16

The World of Art

9am-12pm; ages 7-12

This camp will incorporate mixed-media works of art inspired by people and cultures across the globe.

Pop Art

1-4pm; ages 7-12

Campers will create pop art with a variety of colorful mixed-media art.

Two-Week Pottery for Teens

(June 12-23) 1-4pm; ages 13 and up

Build, decorate, glaze and fire! Learn how to throw on a pottery wheel and combine it with hand building to make amazing pieces like pots, mugs and more.

Week of June 19-23

The Wonders of Brazil

9am-12pm; ages 7-12

Explore the Amazon rainforest, fascinating festivals and creative traditions of our South American neighbors. The culture and colors of Brazil will be applied to pottery, paint, printmaking and metal.

Behind the Scenes

9am-12pm; ages 7-14

Paint backdrops and props for the production of Space Pirates. Kids will visit the Ocala Civic Theatre, be part of the script reading and learn what it takes to create a set.

Week of July 10-14

It’s Good to be Queen or King!

9am-12pm; ages 7-12

Create your own kingdom! But first, you’ll need a crown.

Meet the Masters

2-4pm; ages 4-6

Through a variety of stories and artwork, young artists will be introduced to some of the greats.

Week of July 17-21

Down on the Farm

9am-12pm; ages 7-12

Create mixed-media works of art inspired by the animals, the land and life on a farm.

Brickworks

1-4pm; ages 7-12

This week, children will explore fundamental principles of engineering while creating nontraditional objects.

Week of July 24-28

Up, up in the Air

9am-12pm; ages 7-12

Spread the wings of your imagination and create mixed-media art inspired by flight.

Art from Nature

9am-12pm; ages 7-12

Did you know you can make paint from berries and spinach? Artwork will be made using the Earth’s natural resources.

Painting and Collage

1-4pm; ages 11 and up

Express your individuality and creative side. Learn a variety of painting techniques and experiment with different media.

Benson Academy of Dance

June 10-27

Join Marion Ballet Theatre’s Summer Dance Intensive to take your dance skills to the next level. Ages 6 and up will meet from 10am-5pm. The Kinder Summer Intensive for ages 4-6 will be 10am-12pm. Dancers will practice ballet/pointe, modern/contemporary, jazz, tap, musical theatre and yoga. marionballettheatre.org or (352) 629-6155

Mary Ellen School of Dance

Dates TBD

No matter what you’re looking for when it comes to dance, there is a little something for everyone this summer at Mary Ellen’s. Times and prices vary. maryellenschoolofdance.com or (352) 732-2030

Performing Arts Conservatory

Dates TBD

At PAC, each genre of performing arts will feature its own camp with a new theme each week. pacocala.com or (352) 237-5678

The Dance Company of Ocala

Whether you want to dance like you’re a fairy or a ninja, The Dance Company of Ocala can make it happen this summer! dancecompanyocala.com or (352) 415-3350

Summer Dance Intensive

June 26-July 21; 5:30pm-6:30pm; ages 7-13

June 26-July 21; 5:30pm-8:30pm; ages 11 and up

Fairytale Camp

June 26-30; 9am-12pm, ages 4-9

Pirates and Fairies Camp

July 10-14; 9am-12pm, ages 4-9

A variety of evening dance classes throughout July for ages 2 and up

Ocala Civic Theatre

Children ages 4 and up will experience activities related to music, dance, drama, magic and much more at one of these fun summer camps. Apprentice-level, intermediate-level and specialty classes are available in a variety of themes in addition to the following performance camps. ocalacivictheatre.com or (352) 236-2274

Week of June 5-9

Ready Player One

9am-12pm; ages 8-12

Intro into Musical Theatre

1-4pm; ages 4-7

Week of June 12-16

Starfish Circus

9am-4pm; ages 7-18

Week of June 19-23

Space Pirates

9am-4pm; ages 7-14

The Art of Performing Magic

9am-12pm, 1-4pm; ages 8+

Week of June 26-30

Space Pirates

9am-4pm; ages 7-14

Superhero Boot Camp

9am-12pm; ages 4-7

Dance 101

1-4pm; ages 8-12

Musical Theatre Intensive

9am-4pm; ages 8-14

Scene Study Intensive

9am-4pm; ages 8-14

Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn

9am-4pm; ages 7-14

Week of July 17-21

Comedy Club

9am-12pm; ages 8-12

Oh the Places You’ll Go

9am-12pm; ages 4-7

Fairytales with a Twist

1-4pm; ages 8-12

Disney Mash-up

1-4pm; ages 4-7

Week of July 24-28

Acting for the Stage

9am-12pm; ages 8-12

Padawan Training Camp

9am-12pm; ages 4-7

Jedi Trials

1pm-4pm; ages 8-12

Introduction to Performance

1pm-4pm; ages 4-7

Week of July 31-August 4

Filmmaking

9am-4pm; ages 10-15

Princess Pageant

9am-12pm; ages 4-7

End the Summer Singing

1-4pm; ages 8-12

See the Ocala Civic Theatre catalogue for more details on summer camps.

Movie Making Madness

St. John Lutheran School

May 30-June 2; 9am-12pm

Kids who will be in third through eighth grades will create a movie from scratch, including planning, filming and editing. stjohnocala.org or (352) 622-7275

Artist Hub of Ocala

Dates throughout June

The Artist Hub of Ocala at Brick City Center for the Arts will host a variety of camps for children in kindergarten through ninth grade. Campers will work with pottery, watercolors, acrylics, colored pencil and more. (352) 867-9660 or [email protected]

Picasso’s Palette

June 5-July 28, weekdays only; 9am-12pm, 1-4pm

Children ages 5 and up can experience the world through art with a different country and different art projects each week. picassospalette.com or (352) 789-6670

Ocala Summer Music Camp

June 5-9; 9am-4:30pm

Hosted by Trinity Catholic High School, this camp will help improve musical skills for any middle or high school student involved with band, choir or color guard. ocalasummermusiccamp.com or [email protected]

ALL SORTS OF SPORTS

Baseball Camp at College of Central Florida (Marty Smith Sports Camp)

June 12-15; July 17-20; 9:30am-4pm

Children ages 6 through 12 will learn position fundamentals, offense, defense, hitting and base running all with daily awards. There will also be daily swimming and movie time. Lunch is included. gocfcamps.com or (352) 854-2322

Ocala Christian Academy Sports Camps

OCA will offer several camps to teach the fundamentals of football and basketball. ocalacrusaders.org or (352) 694-4178

Football Camp

May 25-26, 5:30-7:30pm; May 27, 9am-12pm Open to boys and girls entering third through eighth grades

Girls’ Basketball Camp

Dates TBA

Open to girls entering fifth through ninth grades

Boys’ Basketball Camp

Dates TBA

Open to boys entering grades six through 12

Softball Camp at College of Central Florida (Marty Smith Sports Camp)

CF is offering a variety of softball camps for children in middle and high school. cfsoftballcamps.com or (352) 854-2322

Elite Camp

August 12; 9am-1pm

Grades six through 12

Youth Camp

August 19; 10am-1pm

Elementary

Individual Showcase

August 26; 8am-2pm

Grades nine through 12

Volleyball Camp at College of Central Florida (Marty Smith Sports Camp)

Dates TBD

Children ages 6 through 12 will learn techniques such as arm swings and advanced ball control. patriotvolleyballcamps.com or (352) 854-2322

Ocala Power United Volleyball

Location, dates and times vary

Ocala Power United will offer volleyball summer camps for children in grades eight and under and a separate program for high school students. ocalapowerunited.com or (352) 351-4837

Camp Patriot Basketball Camp at College of Central Florida

Dates TBD

Boys and girls ages 8 through 18 can learn basketball skills and drills. camppatriotbasketball.com or (352) 427-7435

Forest High School Football Camp

June 6-8; 9am-1pm

Children entering second through eighth grades can learn the fundamentals of football, make new friends and have a lot of fun. foresthighfootball.com or (352) 671-4717 or [email protected]

St. John Lutheran School Sports Camps

Campers will have a chance to hone their skills at these camps. stjohnocala.org or (352) 622-7275

Basketball Camp

June 5-9; 8am-12pm

Open to kids in third through ninth grades

Volleyball Camp

June 11-15; times TBA

Open to kids in third through ninth grades

Mini Cheer Clinic

August 2-4; 12-3pm

Open to kids entering first through fifth grades

Skate-a-way South

Dates throughout summer; 7:30am-5:30pm

All skating aside, a day at this camp includes a morning snack, lunch, an afternoon snack, face painting, balloon animals and skating lessons. skateawaysouth.com or (352) 671-8100

Archery Camp

June 26-30; 8am-5pm

This is an exciting camp for children ages 9 to 16. It will teach hand-eye coordination and patience. Different target mediums will be used to make the sport fun and interesting. marionparksrec.org or (352) 671-8560

En Garde Fencing Club Camp

June 19-23; July 17-21, July 31-August 4; 8am-4pm

Learn to fence from a former Ivy League champion and assistant coaches from the University of Florida. Camp is open to boys and girls ages 8 through 14. engardefencingclub.com or (352) 286-9608

Trinity Catholic High School Football Camp

June 12-14, June 19-21; 9am-12pm

Learn the fundamentals, skills and drills of football at this three-day summer camp for kids in grades three through eight. [email protected] or (352) 622-9025

Frank Deluca YMCA Sports Camps

Dates TBA

The YMCA will offer a variety of sports camps, including lacrosse, flag football, soccer, basketball and volleyball. Camps are open to children entering second grade through eighth grade. Each camp runs 8am to 1pm. ymcacentralflorida.com or (352) 368-9622

Balcony Gymnastics

Throughout summer, week-long sessions; 7:30am-5:30pm

Kids ages 5 through 12 will receive an introductory look at gymnastics, karate and dance while also playing games and making crafts. balconysports.com or (352) 401-3663

Grace’full Gymnastics Camp

June 12-16; July 17-21; 9am-12:30pm

A girl’s camp full of dancing, gymnastics, baton and karate, including snacks and crafts. facebook.com/gracefullgymnastics or (352) 694-3055

Summer Tennis Camp

Week-long sessions between June 5-Aug 4; 10am-12pm

Players ages 7 and up will improve their foot work, physical conditioning and singles/doubles match play strategy. A team of tennis professionals will teach a variety of drills which will be used to build coordination and skills that will enable students to sustain rallies and improve upon match play. ocalafl.org or (352) 629-8453

First Tee of Greater Ocala

Dates and times vary depending on age and level.

Kids 5 years and older can learn the game of golf. thefirstteegreaterocala.org or (352) 362-2258

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Extreme Adventure Camp

June 12-16; July 17-21; July 31-August 4; 7:30am-6pm

Kids ages 9 to 16 will take part in a fun-filled week of outdoor activities at Brick City Adventure Park, including kayaking, paddle boarding, tubing, ropes challenges, zip lining and more. marionparksrec.org or (352) 671-8560

Firewise Nature Camp

June 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30; July 5-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28; 8am-5pm

Firewise Nature Camp at Brick City Adventure Park for children ages 6-12 presents a fun, new nature theme each week that includes a Firewise Community segment. This weekly camp includes hands on activities, arts & crafts projects, hikes and games and is highlighted by guest speakers and weekly field trips. marionparksrec.org or (352) 671-8560

Fish Camp

June 5-9; July 10-14; 8am-5pm

Kids will learn bank/boat fishing, boating safety, handling a small boat, types of tackle, casting tips, knot tying, fish identification, cleaning and preparing fish and fishing rules and etiquette at this camp located at Brick City Adventure Park. All campers will receive a rod and reel, tackle box and tackle. The final day will include a family fish fry. marionparksrec.org or (352) 671-8560

Kayak/Paddle Board Camp

June 19-23; July 24-28; 8am-5pm

Kids ages 10 to 16 will learn the basic skills of kayaking and stand-up paddling. Program is located at Brick City Adventure Park and includes instruction and local outings. ocalafl.org/recpark or (352) 629-2489

2017 Outdoor Camp

June 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30; July 3-8, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28; 9am-4pm

Children ages 11 through 14 will explore a variety of themes, including “Are You Afraid of the Woods?” “Weird Florida,” “Game of Life” and “What’s the Buzz with Bugs.” The camp takes place at the Discovery Center. ocalafl.org/recpark or (352) 629-2489

2017 Adventure Camp

May 30-June 2, 5-8, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30; July 3-8, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28; 9am-4pm

This camp features field trips and outdoor activities for kids ages 8 to 12. Themes include “Code Breakers,” “Science Around the World” and “Shark Tank.” The camp takes place at the Discovery Center. ocalafl.org/recpark or (352) 629-2489

Ocala Police Department’s P.A.C.C. Camp

June 12-July 21, no camp July 4; 7:30am-5:30pm

Kids ages 6 through 12 can join the Ocala Police Department to learn about safety, D.A.R.E and more. Frequent field trips are included. The camp is also looking for teens ages 15 and up to assist with the program. ocalapd.com or (352) 369-7133

XTREME Kids Summer Camp

May 29-August 4; 6:30am-6pm

Kids ages 6 through 12 will experience a variety of athletic activities, plus field trips and movies, at this camp hosted by Too Your Health Spa. (352) 861-9474

Mrs. Bryant’s Sizzlin’ Summer Camp

May 30-July 28; 7:30am-5:30pm

Activities, adventures, interactive games, sports, arts, crafts, swimming, Lily’s Splash Pad, field trips and more await at this camp for kids ages 6 to 12, which takes place at the Lillian F. Bryant Community Center & Park.ocalafl.org/recpark or (352) 629-2489

Perry’s Swim School

Throughout summer; dates and times vary

Perry’s Swim School will teach anyone over the age of 6 months how to swim. Lessons take place in a heated pool. perryswimschool.com or (352) 732-5540

SwimAmerica

Throughout summer

SwimAmerica will offer swim lessons on the College of Central Florida campus in Ocala. Morning and evening classes available for children and adults. ocalaaquatics.com/swim_america.asp or (352) 804-5438

Hampton & Jervey Gantt Aquatic FUN Center Swim Lessons

Throughout summer; call for dates and times

Children ages 3 and older can learn to swim by certified swim instructors. ocalafl.org/recpark or (352) 629-2489

Junior Lifeguard Camp

June 26-30; July 10-14; 8am-12pm

Kids 11 through 15 years old can learn the basics of being a junior lifeguard. The first session is held at the Jervey Gantt Aquatic FUN Center and the second at the Hampton Aquatic FUN Center. ocalafl.org/recpark or (352) 629-2489

Ocala Aquatics Adventure Splash Camp

June 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30; July 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, 31-August 4; 9am-3:30pm

This swim camp for ages 6 through 12 will provide instruction in a number of water activities and water games. ocalaaquatics.com or (352) 873-5811

MORE SUMMER FUN

Ocala Karate Dojo Summer Camp

June 5-August 11, weekdays only; 6:45am-6pm

Kids ages 5 through 12 can train with national and state champions, take an anti-bully class, go on exciting field trips and visit area parks. ocalakarate.com or (352) 237-9076

Ocala Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

May 30-August 9; 7am-6pm

Kids ages 5 through 13 will learn about martial arts, do arts and crafts and experience daily field trips. There will also be pizza parties. ocalabjj.com or (352) 622-6562

Martial Arts World

Starts May 31, 7am-6:30pm

In addition to daily martial arts training, this summer camp includes fun, educational field trips, swimming and trips to the movies. amsmasites.com/AMSWeb/mawofocala/default.htm or (352) 307-0017

Frank Deluca YMCA Summer Camps

May 30-August 11; 6:45am-6pm

Each week offers a different theme as campers ages 5 through 15 enjoy games, science projects, field trips, singing songs and fitness fun. ymcacentralflorida.com or (352) 368-9622

GraceWay Academy Camp

Mid-June through late-July; 8:45am-12:45pm

Kids ages 3 through second grade will love this fun summer camp! Options include one- through four-day sessions. gracewayacademy.org or (352) 629-4523

The Cornerstone school STEM Day Camp

June 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30; July 10-14, 17-21; 9am-4pm

For children entering kindergarten through fifth grade, this year’s camp brings a different STEM theme each week. Week themes include Robots and Rockets, Creative Chemistry, Construction Junction, Hit the Trail, Funky Food and Body Wars. Water Day Wednesdays will keep campers cool all summer long. thecornerstoneschool.org or (352) 351-8840

Imagination Station

June 5-July 31; 8am-5pm

Campers in kindergarten through second grade will look forward to a variety of fun activities, from reading workshops and puppet shows to movies and water days. imaginationstationocala.com or (352) 622-1206

Kinderoo Children’s Academy

June 1-August 11

Kids ages 4 through 9 will learn, play and create through a variety of fun activities. facebook.com/kinderoochildrensacademy or (352) 854-3800

Alphabet Land Learning Center

June 1-August 11; 6am-6pm

Children ages 1 through 12 can join Alphabet Land in having fun with new weekly themes with water days and twice-weekly field trips. alphabetlandlearningcenter.com or (352) 307-2067

Building Blocks of Ocala

May 30-August 11; 6am-6pm

This summer program for children in kindergarten through age 12 is chock-full of field trips, martial arts, cheerleading, cooking projects and art. bbopreschool.net or (352) 694-7440 ext. 3501

A Child’s Delight Learning Center at Skate Mania

Dates throughout summer; 6:30am-6pm

From skating to swimming, A Child’s Delight Learning Center has summer under control with a plethora of activities. (352) 624-2223

Camp Invention

June 12-16; 8:30am-3pm

Held at Grace Christian School, this camp will inspire girls and boys in kindergarten through sixth grade through science and technology. campinvention.org or (800) 968-4332

Play Academy

Dates throughout summer; 7am-7pm

Join Play Academy for weekly themes, unending fun, games and surprises. Sibling discounts are available. faceboook.com/ocalaplayacademy or (352) 694-1984

Driver’s Education Training

June 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30, July 10-14; 8am-2:30pm

This course teaches the rules of the road and safe driving techniques on the street and in the classroom. stjohnocala.org or (352) 622-7275

Sonshine Summer Camp

May 30-June 2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30; July 5-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28; 8am-5:30pm

Campers ages 5 through 11 will enjoy a week of field trips to the movies theater, museums, zoos, the bowling alley and much more. stjohnocala.org or (352) 622-7275

City Kids Summer Camp

May 30-July 28, weekdays only; 7:30am-6pm

Kids ages 5 to 12 (must have completed pre-K) will explore local government in a fun, interactive way at the E.D. Croskey Recreation Center, including games, sports, arts and crafts, swimming and field trips. ocalafl.org/recpark or (352) 629-2489

First Responder Camp

July 5-7; 8am-5pm

Kids ages 8 through 16 will spend the week learning what it takes to be a firefighter, police officer and EMT. This fun week of interacting with different agencies will give kids an inside look at the training and skills needed to become one of these highly skilled professionals. marionparksrec.org or (352) 671-8560

Summer Mini Camp

June 6-July 28, Tuesday-Friday only; 8:30am-2:30pm

Campers ages 6 through 12 will enjoy a summer filled with weekly themes, indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts, library time and water days at this camp located at the Forest Community Center. marionparks.org or (352) 671-8560 or (352) 438-2840

UF/IFAS Extension Marion County 4H Summer Programs

Marion County 4-H offers day camps for different ages with different adventures throughout the summer. [email protected] or (352) 671-8404

Tech Wizard Camp

June 5-9; Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-4:30pm; Friday, 8:30am-12pm

Kids will take part in hands-on activities to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

4-H20 Camp

June 12-16; Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-4:30pm; Friday, 8:30am-12pm

Kids ages 8 through 18 will learn about marine science, water quality and protecting our natural resources, all while enjoying outdoor activities.

Agriscience Sampler

July 19-23; 9am-4pm; Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm, Friday 8:30am-12pm

Campers will dive into subjects such as cooking, food production, veterinary science, equine science, gardening, agricultural technology, biotechnology and careers in agriculture. Field trips are included.

OVERNIGHT LIFE

UF/IFAS Extension Marion

County 4-H

Marion County 4-H offers camps for different ages with different adventures throughout the summer. [email protected] or (352) 671-8404

Marine Camp

July 17-21

This week is full of learning and other fun activities such as snorkeling, swimming, recreational games, campfires, camp dance, evening activities and more. Sport-fishing sessions will help youth between the ages of 8 and 13 learn about local fish and how to catch them. Marine education activities will be led by specialists from the University of Florida’s Sea Grant Program and State 4-H Staff.

Gator Adventures

July 24-28

This camp for kids ages 8 to 13 is full of fun and educational activities such as canoeing, swimming, recreational games, campfires, fishing, a dance and more.

Camp Wildlands

June 12-16; July 10-14; July 31-August 4

This co-ed camp, run by the City of Ocala’s Recreation & Parks Department, takes campers ages 14 through 16 on different overnight expeditions each week. Campers will explore Crystal River, Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Juniper Springs, Silver River State Park, St. Augustine and Anastasia State Park. ocalafl.org/recpark or (352) 629-2489

Camp Kiwanis

June 5-30, weekdays only

Children ages 7 through 13 are invited to this traditional co-ed sleepover camp, full of safe and fun activities, such as swimming, canoeing, games, arts and crafts, and an end-of-camp dance. Camp runs Monday through Friday. campkiwanisocala.com or (352) 236-5401

Camp La-No-Che

June 4-July 9, weekdays only

Whether with a troop or on your own, boys can take part in this traditional scout camp located in Paisley, south of Ocala. camplanoche.com or (352) 669-8558

Camp Shalom

June 11-July 7, 9-28

Located in Orange Springs on the edge of the Ocala National Forest, Camp Shalom is a Jewish co-ed overnight camp for kids and teens featuring traditional camp activities such as sports and outdoor recreation. campshalom.net or (352) 546-2223

Camp Kateri

June 4-July 28

Open to all girls in first through 12th grades, each camp session features a different theme, from crafting to celebrations. girlscouts-gateway.org or (877) 764-5237

Camp Wildwood

June 4-July 29

Girls in grades first through 12th are welcome to attend full- or half-week camps at Camp Wildwood, a Girl Scouts-run overnight camp, offering swimming, nature activities, barn dances and horseback riding. gswcf.org/summercamp or (813) 281-4475

Florida Fish and Wildlife Camp

June 11-16, 18-23, 25-30; July 9-14, 16-21, 23-28

Florida Fish and Wildlife offers a variety of camps throughout the summer for children ages 9 through 14 featuring different adventures, including fishing, archery, hunting and outdoor awareness. myfwc.com or (352) 625-2804

Water Fowl Camp

July 30-August 4

This camp is best suited for campers ages 15 to 17. The program focuses on waterfowl ecology and management and is for students with a passion for nature, outdoors and hunting. ocalaadventurecamp.com or (352) 625-4475

Editor’s Note: This is not a comprehensive list of summer camps. We made every attempt to research and contact as many camps as possible and to ensure accurate information was included. Dates, times, locations and details are subject to change at the camps’ discretion. Please contact the camp directly for up-to-date information.

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Ladies, gather round. We all know our bodies are seriously...