With the school year soon coming to an end, many families are looking for summer activities for their children. For those of you who attended summer camps as children, I’m sure you have fond memories of campfires with your summer besties, cannonballing into lakes, and hiking up trails. These days, though, kids don’t even have to go out of state to enjoy new experiences. They can stay local and spend their summer learning or perfecting a sport or hobby.
They can learn to sail.The Lauderdale Yacht Club Summer Sailing Program is an exciting chance for new and current young sailors to spend time learning about sailing, seamanship, and the environment. The Summer Sailing program is open to children of both members and non-members, ages 5-16, from June 11- August 3.
They can learn to fish. Fishing Fun Under the Sun offers children an amazing experience outdoors learning to fish, and learning more about the local marine ecosystems. This summer fishing camp features hands-on lessons on how to fish responsibly, and education about marine science and conservation. Children ages 5-15 of all fishing experience levels can test their skills catching a wide variety of species.
They can learn to golf and play tennis. The Coral Ridge Country Club provides an excellent golf and tennis camp experience for children of members and non-members. Experienced professionals and instructors give campers individualized attention, helping them learn, improve and gain confidence in the two sports. Starting June 11, the club offers 10 one-week sessions with a variety of camp options for kids ages 3 – 15.
They can learn 3D printing. For the kids that prefer to be indoors, TeachGeek’s 3D Printing & CAD Summer Tech Camp is specifically designed to advance a child’s technical knowledge skill set in an engaging and entertaining way. This program is offered to students ages 8 and up, from June 4th– August 17th.
South Florida isn’t all about escaping the winter weather. Families have so many options when it comes to summer fun in South Florida. In fact, there are activities to fit any child’s interest, be it outdoor, indoor or educational. If your family is considering year-round residence in the Fort Lauderdale area, send me a note, I’ll be happy to show you all of the secrets of summer in our little slice of paradise.