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Hernando and Pasco churches offer summer camps

With students on vacation, it's time for parents to register their children for summer camp. Local churches and faith-based organizations are offering day camps as well as overnight and special weeklong events.

First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, is offering camp for children age 4 through fifth grade from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 21. The cost is $75 per week or $25 per day, with family discounts available.

There will be both indoor and outdoor activities, such as Bible stories, music, crafts and chapel time, available to children in a secure, loving, Christian environment, says a press release from the church. There will also be water days, movies and field trips. Breakfast and lunch is included.

"There will be a new theme each week, such as Disney, Box Trolls, Frozen, Minions, animals, Dr. Seuss and action figures," said Pat Wolfarth, minister of children and education. "Registrations will be taken until we are full."

Information packets and registration forms are available at the Welcome Center, church office and in the Light House. Call (352) 683-2600, ext. 2015 or 2016.

Great Life Church, 14494 Cortez Blvd., will offer Super Camp to children ages 4 to 13, including some special needs children, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays Monday through July 31.

Activities include sports fitness, arts and crafts, summer excursions, theme days, music and tutoring. A healthy lunch and snack will be provided.

Camp staffers have been thoroughly interviewed, have undergone a background check and have CPR and emergency medical response training. "We understand the importance of making sure your child/children are in a safe environment," says a camp brochure.

The cost is $94 per week, with discounts for families. Early drop-offs and late pickups are extra. Call (352) 293-7673 or visit glcsupercamp.com.

Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., will host four camps on its campus this summer.

Live Oak Performing Arts Camp will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through June 12 for children ages 7 through 18. There is a suggested donation of $150. Contact Randi Olsen at (646) 246-3960 or visit liveoaktheatre.org.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22 to 26 and July 13 to 17, children ages 6 to 13 are invited to join their peers for structured activities in the church gym and outside. The emphasis is on team building and will include Bible lessons, track time and games, such as kickball and basketball.

The cost is $75 per week for the first child and $50 per sibling. Children should bring a sack lunch; drinks and snacks will be provided.

Counselors and volunteers will be churchgoers, high school age and above. Space is limited. Register online at faithepc.net under Summer Camps 2015. Call (352) 796-4969.

Martial Arts Camp will also be offered at the church to kids from 8 to 17 years old from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 10 to 14 at a cost of $115 each, and $105 per sibling.

The camp will be a "lot of fun and games," said camp instructor John Cleveland. "We will be learning about karate, self defense, kempo, wrestling, stretching, sparring and much much more," writes Cleveland on his Web site. "Each day we will focus on a new aspect of martial arts and have a special devotion time with some talented instructors and guest speakers."

Visit karatefortheking.com for information about what to wear and other information, as well as to register. The deadline is July 20. Call Cleveland at (386) 984-9493.

Lakewood Retreat, 25458 Dan Brown Hill Road, Brooksville, will offer summer camp to children ages 7 to 16, including meals and overnight lodging, from July 5 to 10. Children will enjoy the camp facilities along with special activities coordinated with the theme "What Does Your Faith Look like under the Surface?"

The cost is $329. Visit lakewoodretreat.org/#/summer-camp-2015 or call (352) 796-4097 to register by July 5.

Word of Life, 13247 Word of Life Drive, Hudson, will offer Junior Camp to children ages 6 to 12 for one week in June and two weeks in July. Teen Camp will be offered to Grades 7 to 12 for two weeks in June, two weeks in July and one week in August.

"Each summer more than 10,000 kids hear the good news of Jesus Christ and are encouraged to grow in their walk with the Lord," said Rich Andrews at WOL about the local Hudson and distant Schroon Lake, New York, camps. "This trademark of Word of Life ministry touches the lives of young people in eternal ways."

Junior Camp costs $290 and Teen Camp costs $345 and includes all meals, entertainment and cabin lodging. This year the 75 year old ministry partnered with Florida Baptist Children's Homes, Hope Youth Ranch and several families throughout the Bay Area in helping children and teens experience a week of camp at no charge.

Activities include paintball, swimming, soccer, field games, archery, crafts, volleyball, basketball, wall climbing, zip lines and campfires along with Morning Bible Hour and a rally each night.

There are two counselors to every 12 campers with a security check point for entrance to and exit of the camp grounds. A full nursing station is available. Call (727) 379-5005 or visit camps.wol.org/florida for detailed schedule information.

Hernando and Pasco churches offer summer camps 06/03/15 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 5:37pm]
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