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A sampling of 2013 summer camps in Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Summer Youth Academy cadets wait for the burn house to get going as they get ready to knock down the fire with a hose.

SKIP O’ROURKE | Times (2012)

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Summer Youth Academy cadets wait for the burn house to get going as they get ready to knock down the fire with a hose.

Fire rescue summer camp

Registration is open for Fire Rescue Summer Youth Academy. The camp runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17-28 at the Fire Rescue Training Facility, 3210 S 78th St., Tampa. The camp is for youths ages 14-17 interested in learning about careers as firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Students will get hands-on, supervised experience with fire engine operation, using a fire hose, using a fire extinguisher with live flame, climbing a truck ladder, and the dangers of methamphetamine labs. They will also learn about disaster preparedness, fire behavior, CPR and first aid. Instructors are current Hillsborough County Fire Rescue professionals.

The camp is free. All required materials and lunch will be provided. Applicants must be low-income and either requiring assistance with life skills issues, requiring assistance to complete an educational program or attain employment, at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system or in the foster care system.

Applicants must submit a recommendation letter from their school counselor or case manager and proof of a sports physical examination dated after August 2012. The deadline to apply is May 10. For more information or to receive an application, contact Capt. Robert Collins at (813) 393-9582.

Basketball camp: Gaither High School will host summer basketball camps for boys and girls in grades 2-8 on June 10-13, June 18-21 and June 25-28. For more information, contact coach Dwayne Olinger at dwayne.olinger@sdhc.k12.fl.us or (813) 975-7340, ext. 563.

County summer camps: Online registration for Hillsborough County summer camps begins May 6 at noon. Camps will run June 17 to Aug. 9, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Traditional summer camps, fine arts camps, teen camps for ages 12-17, nature camps and therapeutic/special needs camps will be available at several locations throughout the county.

The cost is $76 per two-week session for traditional day camps, $120 per two-week session for specialty nature camps, $50 per day for Bakas Equestrian camp, and $38 per week for Camp Sparks. Income-based discounts are available by building an online profile and taking a free/reduced lunch letter to any Rec2Six site before May 6.

For more information on summer camps and locations, or to build an online profile, visit hillsborough county.org/summercamps.

Camp IDS: Registration is open for summer Camp IDS through Corbett Preparatory School of IDS. One-week sessions are available for children in grades PreK3-12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 17 to Aug. 2. Half-day and full-day sessions are available. More than 60 different camps are available in academics, communication and technology, performing arts, visual arts, recreation, sports and travel. Bus transportation to and from camp is available for $30 per week. Extended care from 3 to 6 p.m. is available for $12 per day. Extended care in the morning from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. is free. Visit idsyes.com/camp-ids.html for more information on individual session costs or to access a registration form.

Teen forum: The GFWC Brandon Junior Woman's Club will host its annual Teen Forum from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 29 to Aug. 2 at the Nativity Catholic Church Youth Center, 705 E Brandon Blvd., Brandon. The weeklong camp is for girls entering grades 6-8. Activities may include arts and crafts, fitness and nutrition, skin care and fashion trends, personal finance, community service, modeling, cheer and dance, pottery and team building. The cost is $70 in advance or $80 at the door. Space is limited to 75. The reservation form is available online at thebjwc.com. For more information, call Donna Griffin at (813) 244-4758.

A sampling of 2013 summer camps in Hillsborough County 04/27/13 [Last modified: Friday, April 26, 2013 2:38pm]
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