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Hernando County summer camps

The Brooksville Recreation Department will host Summer Camp 4 Kids from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9 through Aug. 8 at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane.

The program is for youth ages 6-14. Camps include floor hockey, baseball, volleyball, flag football, tennis, basketball and a recreational camp.

Camp fees include lunch and a shirt with initial registration. Prices vary. After-care is offered from 3 to 5:30 p.m. each day for an additional $12 per week. For information, call 544-5498.

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The Hernando County Recreation Department will offer:

Camp Funshine: June 9-Aug. 1. Locations at Parrott Middle School, Fox Chapel Middle School, Suncoast Elementary School, Delta Woods Park and Kennedy Park. The cost is $85 per week. Children must be at least 5 by Sept. 1 and entering kindergarten.

Fishing Camp: June 9-13, for ages 10-15. Campers learn to make fishing lures and will go fishing. The cost is $175.

Beach Week: June 16-20, for ages 8-15. Destinations include a tour of Fort De Soto, swim and snorkel at Caladesi Island, swimming and trips to Casperon Beach and Blizzard Beach. The cost is $175.

Sports Camp: June 16-Aug. 1, at Parrott and Fox Chapel middle schools. For ages 8-12. Trips include Buccaneer Bay, skating rink, movie theaters and bowling lanes. Daily sports are flag football, soccer, baseball/softball, basketball, disc golf, dodge ball, kickball, lacrosse, tennis and volleyball. The cost is $85 per week.

Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp: June 16-20, Ernie Wever Youth Park. Mini-soccer for ages 4-5 is $86. Sign up for either 9 to 10:30 a.m. or 10:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Cost for a half day for ages 6-18 is $106, from 9 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Cost for the full-day program for ages 10-18 is $154, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

PADI Scuba Certification Courses: PADI Seals, June 23-27 for ages 8-12; PADI Scuba, July 7-11, for ages 12 and older. Open-water dives include Weeki Wachee and the Gulf of Mexico. The cost is $300.

Football Camp: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 7-11, at Parrott Middle School. For ages 8-14. Campers are to bring their own drinks, lunch, snacks, cleats and towel. The cost is $85. Extended care is available for an additional $10.

"Let's Go Girls!": Program for girls only, July 21-25, for ages 9-15. The cost is $180 and includes canoeing and swimming at Cross Creek, a trip to the mall and swimming and snorkeling at Caladesi Island and Ginnie Springs.

Volleyball Camp: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 21-25, for ages 8-14, at Challenger K-8 School. The cost is $75. Participants are to bring their own drinks, snacks, lunch and towel. Extended care is available for an additional $10.

Wildlife Eco Camp: July 28-Aug. 1, for ages 10-14. Trips include tubing on the Rainbow River, canoeing and cooking pancakes at Hillsborough River State Park, and swimming and snorkeling at Juniper Springs. The cost is $175.

Softball Camp: Aug. 4-8, at Kennedy Park, for ages 8-14. Campers need to bring their own drinks, lunch, snacks, cleats (optional), personal equipment and towel. The cost is $85 per camper, which includes a trip to a Rays game.

Basketball Camp: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 14-18 and July 28-Aug. 1 at Challenger K-8 School and Hernando High School. For ages 8-14. The cost is $85, with extended care available for an additional $10. Participants must bring their own drinks, snacks, lunch and towel.

More information: All summer camp programs require a one-time, nonrefundable $10 registration fee per child. Unless otherwise specified, most camps meet each morning at the Recreation Department's Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Call the information hotline at 754-4823 or the Recreation Department at 754-4031.

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The Hernando County Family YMCA will offer:

Quest Teen Camp: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9-Aug. 14, for ages 10-15. Each week has a different theme. Examples include Iron Chef: The Heat is On! Week, June 23-27, where participants create their own recipes, taste different foods and take a field trip to Disney Quest; TEAM Survivor Week, which includes activities requiring teamwork, such as an obstacle course, mazes, competitions and immunity challenges, with field trips to Sarfari Jungle and the High Ropes Course; Mission Impossible: Fear Factor Week, which includes various challenges and adventure, with field trips to Celebration Station and a canoing/kayaking trip. The cost, per week, is $110 for facility members and $125 for program members.

Flag Football Camp: 9 a.m. to noon June 9-13, for ages 7-15. Campers should bring bottled water and sunblock. The cost for facility members is $60 or $103 with teen camp; the cost for program members is $75 or $118 with teen camp.

Teen Art Camp: 9 a.m. to noon June 16-20, for ages 10-15. Campers create their own masterpieces using different art mediums, such as watercolor, pastels and oils. The cost for facility members is $65 or $108 with teen camp; the cost for program members is $80 or $123 with teen camp.

All Sports Camp: 9 a.m. to noon June 16-20, for ages 7-15. Campers should bring bottled water and sunblock. The cost for facility members is $60 or $103 with teen camp; the cost for program members is $75 or $118 with teen camp.

Baseball Camp: 9 a.m. to noon June 23-27, for ages 7-15. Campers should bring bottled water and sunblock. The cost for facility members is $60 or $103 with teen camp; the cost for program members is $75 or $118 with teen camp.

Weightlifting Camp: 9 a.m. to noon July 7-11, for ages 10-15. The cost for facility members is $60 or $103 with teen camp; the cost for program members is $75 or $118 with teen camp.

Engineering Exploration Camp: 9 a.m. to noon July 7-11, for ages 8-15. This camp is for those who like to create, design and build things. The cost for facility members is $65 or $108 with teen camp; the cost for program members is $80 or $123 with teen camp.

YMCA Residential Day Camp Program: July 13-19, at McGregor Smith Scout Reservation in Inverness. For ages 7-14. Campers will experience the traditional activities of day camp with the overnight camping experience. Campers arrive at 3 p.m. July 13 and depart at noon July 19. The cost is $275, which is all inclusive.

Golf Camp: 9 a.m. to noon July 14-18, for ages 10-15. Campers are to bring a set of clubs, bottled water and sunblock. The cost for facility members is $60 or $103 with teen camp; the cost for program members is $75 or $118 with teen camp.

The Y's Next Top Model Fashion Design Camp: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14-18, for ages 8-15. Campers will create their own designs, learn the basics of the fashion industry and model in their own photo shoot and fashion show. The cost is $90 for facility members, $105 for program members.

Marine Science Camp: 9 a.m. to noon July 21-25, for ages 8-15. Campers will participate in marine science activities. The cost for facility members is $75 or $118 with teen camp; the cost for program members is $90 or $133 with teen camp.

Junior Leadership Camp: 9 a.m. to noon July 28-Aug. 1, for ages 7-15. Campers learn what it takes to be a good leader through games, challenges and activities. Campers should bring bottled water and sunblock. The cost for facility members is $60 or $103 with teen camp; the cost for program members is $75 or $118 with teen camp.

Junior Lifeguarding Camp: 9 a.m. to noon July 28-Aug. 1, for ages 12-15. YMCA certified aquatic staffers will teach campers what it takes to be a lifeguard. The cost for facility members is $75 or $118 with teen camp; the cost for program members is $90 or $133 with teen camp.

Fitness Camp: 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 4-8, for ages 10-15. Campers are introduced to a curriculum of nutrition, exercise, strength training and games. The cost for facility members is $50 or $93 with teen camp; the cost for program members is $60 or $103 with teen camp.

Soccer Camp: 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 11-15, for ages 7-15. Campers should bring bottled water and sunblock. The cost for facility members is $60 or $103 with teen camp; the cost for program members is $75 or $118 with teen camp.

More information: With the exception of the residential camp program at McGregor Smith Scout Reservation, all camps are at the YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd. For information, call the Y at 688-9622.

Hernando County summer camps 05/15/08 [Last modified: Thursday, May 15, 2008 7:16pm]

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