Summer Camps, Events

In MANATEE COUNTY:

Emerson Point Preserve events offer children’s activities

5801 17th St. W, Palmetto • 941-721-6885

Tall Tails Tribe: Water Watchers • Saturday, April 22, 10 to 11 a.m.

Suitable for preschool age children 5 and under

This is the chance for your preschooler to learn about the properties of water and explore the shoreline. They will learn that saltwater fish drink water, about animals that live on the shore and what they eat. They will have the opportunity to see them up close when they go dip-netting.

Participants must wear appropriate clothing and shoes that can get wet. Reservations are required by calling 941-742-5757, ext. 3.

Green Explorers: Whimsical Wildflowers  • Wednesday, April 26, 10 a.m. to noon

Suitable for ages 6 through 12; all ages are welcome

Flowers are always in bloom in Florida. Go to this event to explore their beauty, color, and shapes of all our wonderful wildflowers. Using hands-on discovery, attendees will have a chance to play in nature. Green Explorers is a low-structure, highly social and experience-based activity.

Reservations are required by calling 941-742-5757, ext. 4, or e-mailing Coral.Bass@mymanatee.org.

Wild Florida 101: Edible Plants of Spring • Wednesday, April 26, 10 a.m. to noon

Suitable for ages 13 and older

This is your chance to experience an array of wild delicacies to tantalize your taste buds and learn about nature’s bounty with a short hike to explore various native plants and their uses. You will then sample dishes made with a variety of native ingredients.

Reservations required, call 941-748-4501, ext. 6039.

Tall Tails Tribe: Float Like a Feather, Sink Like a Stone  • Friday, April 28, 10 to 11 a.m.

Suitable for preschool age children 5 and under

Some objects float on the water, some drop to the bottom of a stream and some can do both. Bring your toddler to a morning of hands-on exploration into buoyancy. Discover how objects react differently in salt and freshwater. Finish the program by making their very own boat.

Reservations are required by calling 941-742-5757, ext. 3, or, you can e-mail Coral.Bass@mymanatee.org.

Take Stock in Children launches company, announces summer camp programs

Take Stock in Children of Manatee County, Inc., a nonprofit, has been providing one-on-one mentors, college scholarships and hope for qualifying youth who could not otherwise afford post-secondary education.

Now they have launched a new business that will offer summer camp programs for youth from grades four through 12.  Creativity Camps, LLC, a for-profit organization  solely owned by Take Stock, will use its revenues from Creativity Camps to further fund Take Stock’s mission.

Camps:

•  CSI – Forensics

•  Robotics

•  Graphic Novel Creation

•  Clay Studio Visual Arts Design

•  Songwriter Workshop

•  Superhero Training

•  Mad Scientist Laboratory

•  Technology Playground

The Technology Playground will be facilitated by Manatee County Teacher of the Year Nick Leduc.

They are using content developed at such institutions as Rice University and the Stanford Design School.

Diana Hill, the executive director of Creativity Camps, said, “Our programs will let students get their hands dirty, and we are also planning field trips to extend their learning into real world situations.”

Parents can learn more about the camp offerings, dates, costs and registration at www.creativitycamps.net.

Parrish Branch YMCA Summer Camps

 ‘Camp Rivers Edge’ Day Camp

Activities: Swimming, Sports, Field Trips, Arts & Crafts, Archery, Water Slides, Summer Games and more. Weekly themes such as Pirate & Princess Week, Sports Week, Circus Week and Superhero Week.

Facilities: Outdoor heated pool, Youth Center, Outdoor Sports Fields, Outdoor Pavilion.

Parrish Day Camps will be held off premises at St. Frances X Cabrini Church, 12001 69th St. E., Parrish, FL 34219.

To learn more and to register, go to http://tinyurl.com/klt5v7u. For more information, call Colby Hall at 941-798-9622, ext.  202 or e-mail chall@manateeymca.org.

Soccer MiniCamp

Soccer Camp is for ages 5 to 13 and is held at St. Frances X Cabrini Church, 12001 69th St. E., Parrish, FL 34219.

To learn more and to register, go to http://tinyurl.com/klt5v7u. For more information, call Colby Hall at 941-798-9622, ext.  202 or e-mail chall@manateeymca.org.

Cheerleading MiniCamp

Cheerleading Camp is for ages 5 to 13 and is held at St. Frances X Cabrini Church, 12001 69th St. E., Parrish, FL 34219.

To learn more and to register, go to http://tinyurl.com/klt5v7u. For more information, call Colby Hall at 941-798-9622, ext.  202 or e-mail chall@manateeymca.org.

Ellenton Ice hosting Summer Ice Skating Day Camp

Ellenton Ice is hosting four weeks of day camp with the options of doing day “drop-in” or “a la carte.”

The Figure Skating Beginner Camp is for skaters just starting out through Freestyle 6 level. The camp teaches essential skills to help kids enjoy the sport of figure skating to their full potential while having fun.

•  Weeks

June 12 -16

June 19 – 23

July 10 – 14

July 17 – 21

•  Daily Schedule

8:45 a.m. – Check in

9 a.m. – Group skills class

10:15 – Off-ice activity such as ballet, stretch, dance

10:45 a.m. – Skates on

11 a.m. – Recital practice

Noon  – Lunch

12:30 p.m. – Crafts/skating movie

1:15 p.m. – Skates on

1:30 p.m. – Skating free time on public (supervised)

3 p.m. – End of day/pick up (extended care available)

To learn more, go to ellentonice.com/summer-camp/

 

 

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