Still looking for things for your children to do this summer? Try summer camp offerings in eastern Hillsborough County:
The Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium will hold four-day camps June 15 through August. Camps range from $150 to $175 and are open to kids 6 to 14. Rolling Pin is at 2080 Badlands Drive, Brandon. Call (813) 653-2418 or visit rollingpinonline.com.
The Dance Center offers camps for ballet and acrobatics at 161 E Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon. Ballet camp, or "Fairytale Ballets" are for kids ages 4 and up. The one-week sessions address: dance instruction and history, nutrition, arts and crafts and mime. The acrobatic camp, for ages 6 and up, will be a week of tumbling. Campers are grouped on ability. For information, call (813) 684-4282 or e-mail [email protected]
Just for girls
The GFWC Brandon Jr. Woman's Club will help girls ages 10 to 14 prepare for middle school at its annual Teen Forum mini camp. It is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 21-25 at First United Methodist Church of Brandon, 120 N Knights Ave. Topics include personal safety, team building, babysitting, nutrition, Internet safety and fitness. The cost is $70 before June 12 and $80 after. Call (813) 422-2316 or e-mail Kim Holt at [email protected]
Motivated Steps will put on a two-week empowerment camp July 12-23 for girls 12 to 16. It meets 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Best Western Conference Center, 9331 E Adamo Drive, Tampa. To inspire and motivate campers, speakers will come from the education, business and medical fields. Classes include etiquette, art, dance, swimming and self-esteem boosting. The cost is $150, which includes lunch. Call (813) 325-6779.
Science for girls
TechPlayzone will hold weekly science and technology camps for girls 7 to 12 at 13208 Boyette Road, Riverview. Themes will change throughout the summer. During chemistry week, campers will make slime, perfume and lip gloss. In biology week, they will make test tube gardens for ladybugs. Call (813) 684-7329 or visit techplayzone.com.
Florida Soccer Club will hold a keeper/striker camp June 14-18 and July 26-30 for boys and girls 10 to 19. Camps are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 10341 U.S. 301 N, Thonotosassa. The cost is $100. Campers should bring a soccer ball, water and shin guards. Contact coach John Mendoza at (813) 516-6518 or [email protected]
Softball for girls
Plant City High softball coaches plan one-day camps for girls 8 to 14. The June 21 camp focuses on offense; July 14 is pitching and catching. Both are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, 1 Raider Place, Plant City. Cost is $65 each. Call the Plant City Recreation & Parks Department at (813) 659-4255.