Summer fun for kids will soon be available at local church camps. Spaces fill up fast, so children should be registered as soon as possible.
• First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, will offer camp to children age 4 through fifth grade from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, June 4 through August 10 (closed July 4).
Daily activities will include chapel, crafts, music and recreation. There will be water days on campus and special programs throughout the summer. Breakfast and lunch will be furnished by Hernando County.
The cost is $75 per week for the first child; $70 for the second; $65 for the third. The day rate is $25.
"We will be reinforcing that each one of the children are special, and Jesus loves each one the same," said director Pat Wolfarth.
Register at the church or call (352) 683-2600. Forms are available at fumcsh.org/Ministries/Childrens-Ministry.
• First Baptist Church of Brooksville is taking children and teens to Word of Life Florida Youth Camp, 13247 Word of Life Drive, Hudson, for an overnight camp experience. Junior Camp for 6- to 12-year olds will be July 15-20 and costs $325; Teen Camp for 12 years through 12th grade costs $379 and will be July 8-14.
The camps will offer Bible teaching, rallies, games, crafts, water fun, a climbing tower, zip-lines, paintball and archery.
To register, contact Greg Shaw, youth pastor, at (352) 796-6791. Scholarships are available.
• Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Avenue, Brooksville, is offering two camps to children in K-5 to those leaving 5th grade. Camp 1, "Hero Academy," will be from. June 25 to 29. Camp 2, "The Adventures of Tennessee Jones and the Case of the Missing Ducky," will be July 9 to 13.
Both camps are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and cost $60 for the first camper, $110 for two, $150 for three and $180 for four children. Scholarships are available. There will be Bible songs, scripture memorization, Bible lessons and funny drama adventures along with a weekly dress-up day and water day. Campers bring their own lunch; snacks are provided, as are camp shirts.
"We also have fun doing team competitions and playing lots of games in our gymnasium and outside," said director John Cleveland on the church website. "We have snack time and lunch time, and sometimes we end the day with movies."
Register at faithepc.net under Summer Camp. Call (352) 796-4969.
• Lakewood Retreat, 25458 Dan Brown Hill Road, south of Brooksville, will offer its overnight summer camp for two age groups — elementary ages 5 to 10 and middle school ages 11 to 14 — from July 8 to 13. Cadet Counselors, age 15, are also welcome.
The $349 fee includes lodging, meals, worship, Bible study and application, swimming, nature studies, canoeing, games and outdoor activities.
"The 2018 camp is being developed around living in the light of eternity," said director Bud Goodwin. "Worship, teaching and activities will build on this life-altering theme."
Register at (352) 796-4097 or at lakewoodretreat.org.