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South Pinellas in brief

Summer camp for middle school-age kids: Largo is offering Bayhead Teen Camp, a full day camp for kids who have completed grades 6-8. Camp will include themed activities, swimming, sports and more. Plus there will be a variety of weekly field trips scheduled including a Rays game, MOSI, Airheads and Gatti Town. Camp starts the week of June 9 and you can sign up for one week or the entire summer. Call (727) 518-3125 or Highland Recreation Complex at (727) 518-3016.

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Guard Start Program: The Aquatics Division of the Largo Recreation Department is offering a Guard Start Program, an All About Aquatics Camp with daily field trips and a Youth Kayak and Stand up Paddleboard Camp. Aquatic camps are open youth age 11 and up and meet at the Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE. Call (727) 518-3016.

Children's summer theater camp: The Largo Cultural Center will offer opportunities for students of all ages to experience the magic of live theater. Teens ages 12-18 are invited to sign up for Guys and Dolls Jr., scheduled from June 9-28. Children ages 8-13 can register for Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr., scheduled from July 21 to Aug. 9. Some need-based scholarships are available. These three-week day camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call (727) 587-6751 or visit

Half day or full day summer camp: St. Pete Beach has opened registration for full-day camps and half-day specialty camps that include American Girl dolls, archery, construction, cooking, creative writing, cheerleading, fishing, photography and Lego robotics. For forms and information, go to or call (727) 363-9245.

Summer camps at the preserves: Wildlife Ecology and Herpetology camps will take over the Weedon Island Preserve for summer. Wildlife Ecology Camp participants will learn about the ecology of Florida's wildlife and natural habitats through hands-on activities, classroom sessions and guest presentations. Herpetology Camp participants will explore the world of amphibians and reptiles through close encounters with a variety of animals, including tortoises, frogs, lizards and snakes. The camps will be led by wildlife biologist and environmental educator George L. Heinrich. The Wildlife Ecology Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 7-11; the Herpetology Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14-18. Camps limited to 30 participants each, and each costs $150. For information, or to register your child, please contact Heinrich Ecological Services, (727) 865-6255, or email

South Pinellas in brief 05/22/14 [Last modified: Thursday, May 22, 2014 11:11am]
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