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Pasco County summer camps give kids lots of choices

Claire Coffin, age 10, selects a utensil to use for her creation for the Pasco Arts Council’s Kids ’N Art Exhibition. The arts council is also hosting a Summer Art Adventures camp beginning June 21.
Claire Coffin, age 10, selects a utensil to use for her creation for the Pasco Arts Council’s Kids ’N Art Exhibition. The arts council is also hosting a Summer Art Adventures camp beginning June 21.
Published May 4, 2013

Visual arts

PASCO ARTS COUNCIL, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday, (727) 845-7322,, will offer Summer Art Adventures 2013 from June 21 through July with various art classes for ages 8-16. Classes include drawing, mosaic, pottery, painting in acrylics, digital photography and polymer clay class. Call or visit website for details.

PROGRESS ENERGY ART GALLERY, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, (727) 848-6500,, will offer arts-related workshops for ages 7-13 during June and July. Call for schedule and prices.


DADE CITY'S WILD THINGS, 37237 Meridian Ave., Dade City, (352) 567-9453,, offers adventure camps in which kids learn about nature, science and the animal kingdom while hiking through the 22-acre private zoo, exploring behind-the-scenes and interacting with ambassador animals. One-day camp runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 17 (cost $65); three-day camp runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 16-18 (cost $165). Cost includes photo CD and T-shirt, which must be worn at camp. New this year is a pre-K camp for ages 3-5; for a $20 fee, a parent and child can participate in 1.5-2 hour camp activities.

SURVIVAL OUTREACH SANCTUARY, 22005 Bowman Road, Spring Hill, (352) 799-2334,, call for details.

Summer reading

PASCO COUNTY LIBRARIES offer free summer reading programs for children of all ages. Sign up by May 28 at any Pasco library or at Children who complete a certain number of books by July 27 will be invited to a special party.

Throughout the summer, all branches will feature gaming, movies, programs and activities geared toward kids and teens. Locations are:

Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson, call (727) 861-3040.

Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday, call (727) 834-3204.

Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City, call (352) 567-3576.

Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes, call (813) 929-1214.

New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills, call (813) 788-6375.

Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey, (727) 861-3049.

South Holiday Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday, call (727) 834-3331.

NEW PORT RICHEY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 5939 Main St New Port Richey, call (727) 853-1279,, offers a summer reading program from June 17-Aug. 2. Children of all ages can qualify for prizes after each reading goal is reached. Other free programs, including movies, crafts, story times and performances, will be offered all summer. Contact the Youth Department.


PASCO-HERNANDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, will offer two academic career-themed summer camps for middle and early high school students (those entering seventh, eighth and ninth grades).

Business and Technology Careers will include a day in drafting a design, creating a plan for a new business, preparing for a mock trial and learning computer forensics techniques. Session I: 1 to 4:30 p.m. June 17-20; Session II: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 22-25. $80.

Health Careers will feature activities related to PHCC's paramedic, nursing, dental and radiography programs. Everything from taking basic vital signs to capturing X-rays will be covered, and campers will become CPR certified. Session I: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 10-13; Session II: 1 to 4:30 p.m. July 8-11. $100.

Space is limited. Visit or call (727) 816-3244.


ALL SPORTS ARENA, 7716 Rutillio Court, New Port Richey, (727) 845-7808,, will host weekly sports camps for ages 5 and older June 8-12, July 15-19 and on dates to be announced in August. Camp will be open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays for the duration of summer vacation. Cost is $100 a week, plus $5 a day for lunch; multiple-child discounts available. Campers will learn fundamentals of basketball, soccer, hockey and other sports, with water activities on Fridays.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF TAMPA BAY, Lewis Abraham Lacoochee, 38749 Patti Lane, Dade City, (352) 583-2994, and Port Richey Teen Center, 8239 Youth Lane, Port Richey, (727) 842-5673. Field trips, arts and crafts, bowling, video games, swimming and sports such as football and softball, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., June 17-Aug. 9. Fees vary.

CAMP SEAL, 19501 Holly Lane, Lutz, (813) 229-7946,, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays June 10 through Aug. 16. This camp, for ages 4-12, will offer swimming lessons, recreational swim, weekly sports, arts and crafts, archery, outdoor activities and an inflatable water slide. $150 per week, $45 per day. Extended care available.

HORSE CAMP AT ANGELS MEADOW, 28432 St. Joe Road, Dade City, (813) 494-3066, will offer camps from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday from June 24-28, July 15-19, Aug. 5-9, for $175 for each camp. Kids will learn about all aspects of horses and riding, as well as enjoy crafts, pool time and play time.

IMPACT TRAINING SUMMER CAMPS, Quail Ridge Country Club, Shady Hills Road just off State Road 52, (727) 919-2011.

Impact Training Summer Tennis & Golf Camp runs Monday through Thursday most weeks this summer for ages 5-15. Weekly cost is $85 for half day (8:30 to 11:30 a.m.) or $160 full day (8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Sibling discounts available.

Impact Training Competitive Summer Tennis & Fitness Camp, providing advanced training for ages 12-18, runs from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday most weeks this summer. Cost is $110 per week, discounts for siblings and additional weeks.

Contact camp director Brent Wellman at (727) 919-2011 or

INGRAM'S PROFESSIONAL KARATE, 4116 Little Road, New Port Richey, (727) 372-7673, will host four one-week camps from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, beginning June 10; before and after care are available. Martial arts classes and other activities. Call for rates.

JOHN PREVATT'S AFTER SCHOOL KARATE, 1916 Oak Grove Blvd., Lutz, (813) 948-4004,, will offer a summer sports camp Monday through Friday from June through August. This will be a structured karate camp with a flexible schedule that includes swimming, music, horseback riding and field trips. Weekly tuition, daily rates and half-day rates available.

KRAV MAGA MARTIAL ARTS, 1829 Collier Parkway, Lutz, (813) 948-4844, Martial Arts and Movie Summer Camp will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays June 10 to Aug. 16. The centerpiece of this year's camp will be the production of a zombie martial arts movie. Students can learn a full set of martial arts skills (everything from krav maga to kickboxing) and enjoy activities such as archery, obstacle courses, sports and leadership. Call for rates.

LAND O'LAKES WAKEBOARD CAMP, Land O'Lakes Marine, 3208 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes, (813) 431-5926, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10-14, $300; or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9-11, $200. Learn wakeboarding and how to have a safe and fun time on the water.

MEGA SPORTS CAMP, The Church of the Lakes, 2530 Wilson Road, Land O'Lakes, (813) 948-4358,, offers summer camps in soccer, baseball or volleyball for kids in grades 1-6; a prekindergarten camp includes crafts, activity and play. Camps run from 9-11:30 a.m. June 17-21 and feature drills and practice games. Cost is $10, includes T-shirt.

NEW PORT RICHEY RECREATION AND AQUATIC CENTER, 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey, (727) 841-4560, will offer three camps that include sports, swimming, field trips and arts and crafts. Summer camp runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday June 17 through Aug. 9 for $400 for city residents and $480 for noncity residents. An Adventure Camp offering similar activities will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 10-14 for $60; and Splash Camp will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 12-16 for $60.

PASCO COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT will offer summer day camps at 10 locations, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, unless otherwise noted. Activities include games, sports, arts and crafts, field trips, movies, guest speakers and special events; as well as three sports camps that teach specialized skills. Call locations for rates and availability.

J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex (Holiday Recreation Complex), 2830 Gulf Trace Blvd., Holiday, (727) 942-7439.

James Irvin Civic Center, 38122 Martin Luther King Blvd., Dade City, (352) 521-4166. (note: this program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Lacoochee Elementary School, 38815 Cummer Road, Dade City, (352) 521-4166. (note: this program from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday only)

Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes, (813) 929-1229.

Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes, (813) 929-1220.

Odessa Park Community Center, 1627 Chesapeake Drive, Odessa, (813) 929-1229.

Centennial Middle School, 38501 Centennial Road, Dade City, (352) 521-4166.

Shady Hills Community Center, 15840 Greenglen Lane, Shady Hills, (727) 861-3033. (note: this program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Starkey Wilderness Nature Camp, 10500 Wilderness Park Road, New Port Richey, (727) 942-7439.

Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson (727) 861-3033.

In addition, Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex will offer three sports camps this summer:

• Barrios Baseball Camp, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 10-14 and June 17-21; $120 for one week, $190 for both weeks; $65 per week for half days, 9 a.m. to noon at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes, (813) 929-1220, or call Coach Barrios at (813) 469-8423. Camp is designed to help young ball players, ages 7 to 15, improve their skills.

• Summer Volleyball Camp, 1-4 p.m. June 10-14 for girls entering fourth through eighth grades, emphasizes skill development, drills, contests. Cost is $100.

• Boys and Girls Basketball Camp, June 10-14, Aug. 12-16, 9 a.m. to noon for students aged 7-15. Cost is $75 per week.

REGIS LIMA MARTIAL ARTS, 9914 State Road 52, Hudson, (727) 868-1188, Weekly summer camps available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 10 to Aug. 9 for children ages 5-12. Includes multiple martial arts classes a day (tae kwon do, grappling and street self defense), anti-bullying techniques, soccer, dodgeball, crafts, team games and movie time, plus field trips to local parks, swimming pools, movies and Stop 'N' Play.

PROtential KIDS' SUMMER SPORTS CAMP, 2910 Sports Core Circle, Wesley Chapel, (813) 843-9460. Former NFL player Tony Bland is the owner and director of this camp, and his staff is made up of former and current pro and collegiate athletes. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 10 through Aug. 16 with instruction in football, baseball, basketball, tennis, golf and soccer; plus swimming on a daily basis. Call for rates.

RISING SUN BLACK BELT ACADEMY, 9111 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, (727) 226-3788, offers extensive martial arts training, including ancient forms and kata, in addition to field trips, guest speakers and exhibits for $50 a week. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every weekday, from the end of school to the beginning of the fall term.

SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO, KEIKO SHIN KARATE ACADEMY, 26312 Wesley Chapel Blvd., Lutz, (813) 994-9253. Summer day camp will run 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and will feature daily martial arts classes, games, sports, reading, movies (both watching and making adventure movies), and video and board games. The cost is $79 per week, field trip fees extra. Family discounts are available.

SPORTS AND FIELD, 2029 Arrowgrass Drive, Wesley Chapel, (813) 948-5500, All Star Summer Camp for grades 1-7 starting June 5, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, featuring kickball, soccer, flag football, volleyball, baseball and water activities, as well as arts and crafts, and field trips. Call for rates.

TRINITY TAE KWON DO ACADEMY, 6648 Ridge Road, Port Richey, (727) 844-5724. The 10-week camp, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. from June 10 to Aug. 9, includes tae kwon do lessons, arts and crafts, fishing, bowling, ice cream and trips to the beach and park in a family-oriented atmosphere that emphasizes respect. Call for prices and details; a new after-school program is coming soon.

WESLEY CHAPEL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION SOCCER CAMP, Wesley Chapel District Park, 7727 Boyette Road, Wesley Chapel, (913) 599-4884. Wesley Chapel Soccer Club Soccer Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 23–27 for $135 per player; for ages 8-14.

WESLEY CHAPEL MARTIAL ARTS, 5268 Village Market, Wesley Chapel, (813) 928-6900,, will offer a Martial Arts Summer camp from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Students will learn Olympic Tae Kwon Do, practical self defense, self discipline through the ancient philosophy of martial arts, and proper stretching to prepare for any type of sport. They also will enjoy field trips. Free uniform included. Call for rates.

WORLD CHAMPION CENTER, 2133 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes, (813) 949-3222,, will offer a 10-week Summer Camp Around the World June 10 to Aug. 16. Skills taught include nunchucks, form, breaking and tournament techniques; plus field trips and class lessons about famous people and other countries. Call for rates.

WEST PASCO YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION, (727) 457-2059,, will offer Bill Capobianco's Finesse and Finishing Soccer Camp at Mitchell Complex. Week 1 runs from June 6-10 for ages 6 to 10. Week 2 runs from June 13-17 for ages 10-14. Call or email for rates.

WIREGRASS RANCH BASKETBALL CAMP, 2909 Mansfield Blvd., Wesley Chapel, (813) 346-6000; Call or email for information about the school's basketball camp.

Dance, theater and gymnastics

ARTS IN MOTION, (352) 834-1246,, will offer two theater camps featuring dance, improvisation and other stage skills at Zephyrhills Alliance Church, 6251 Fort King Road, Zephyrhills. The "Broadway Kids" camp for students entering first through sixth grades runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24-28 for $150. The "Broadway Bound" camp for students entering sixth through 12th grades will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 8-12 for $150. Must be a 2013-14 AIM member; an AIM Family Membership is $50.

BLACKWOOD STUDIOS, 37747 Meridian Ave., Dade City, (352) 567-5919,, Fiesta of Fun day camp runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays July 1-12. Students in kindergarten and up can learn dance skills as well as musical theater, voice training, games and arts and crafts. Prices vary; call for details.

BROADWAY DANCESATIONS, 1408 N Dale Mabry Highway, No. 106, Lutz, (813) 406-4894, will offer Summer Dance Camp from June 17 to Aug. 9 with ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, lyrical, tumbling, arts and crafts, choreography and costuming. Sessions for ages 5 and older will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $125 per week; ages 3-5 meet from 9 a.m. to noon for $75 per week. Registration is $15; before and after care available for $25 a week.

CONTEMPO SCHOOL OF DANCE, 24148 State Road 54, Land O'Lakes, (813) 948-3262, will offer several theater camps. A musical theater camp for ages 7 to teens is from 9 a.m. to noon July 22-26 (Grease) and July 29-Aug. 2 (Annie), tuition $125. A princess camp for ages 3-5 is from 9-11 a.m. June 17-21 and July 15-19, tuition $95. A Girls Rock Dance summer camp will emphasize dance for children ages 5-13 (divided into three groups) from 9 a.m. to noon July 15-19, tuition $125. A Nutcracker in July Ballet Boot Camp will teach ballet, pantomime, Nutcracker variations, and set/prop design to children ages 5-7, 8-10 and 11 to teen 9 a.m. to noon July 29-Aug. 2, tuition $125. A dance team camp for current and prospective team members is from 1-5 p.m. June 17-21 or July 8-12, tuition $140. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at registration.

THE DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ACADEMY OF TAMPA, 23633 Venezia Drive (at State Road 54 and Livingston Road), Land O'Lakes, (813) 949-7875,, will offer summer recreational gymnastics camps June 5-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-Aug. 2, Aug. 5-9 and (new this year) cheer and tumbling camps June 10-14, June 24-28, July 15-19, July 29-Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-9. Camps will include skills classes, open gym time, arts and crafts, games and movies. Weekly cost is $125 for full day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for cheer and tumbling, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for gymnastics), $65 for a half day (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 to 4 p.m. for cheer and tumbling, 9 a.m. to noon or noon to 3:30 p.m.); the daily rate is $30 per child full day, $15 per child for both camps. A $50 nonrefundable deposit is due at sign up.

DANCE ARTS CENTER, 1924 Oak Grove Blvd., Lutz, (813) 907-0990,, will offer Tutus and Tiaras Dance Camp for ages 3-6 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. weekdays July 15-19 and July 15-19, with lessons in classical ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, hip hop, flamenco and improvisation. Cost is $110 per week. The studio also will offer a Dance, Choreograph and Improv Camp for ages 7 and up from 1-5 p.m. July 15-19 for $160. Dance forms will include classical, ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, hip hop, flamenco, Latin dance, modern, choreography and improvisation.

EAST PASCO GYMNASTICS AND CHEERLEADING, 37828 Sky Ridge Circle, Dade City, (813) 715-7400, will offer camps featuring gymnastics, water fun and arts and crafts. A three-day team camp will run 9 a.m.-noon or 12:30-3:30 p.m. June 10-12 for $50. A gymnastics camp will run from 9 a.m.-noon and 12:30-3:30 p.m. on June 17-21 and July 8-12. A cheer camp will run from 9 a.m.-noon July 22-26. And gymnastics camps will run from 12:30-3:30 p.m. July 22-26, as well as 9 a.m.-noon and 12:30-3:30 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2. The sessions are $75 a week for morning or afternoon, or $135 a week for full day.

GRANDE JETE DANCE SCHOOL, 2020 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Lutz, (813) 949-8400, will host a ballerina summer dance class, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 25 to July 3, for children ages 3-5. Minidance camps will be available 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from June 24-July 12, for ages 6-8 and 9-13. Cost is $80 for one-day course, $145 for two-day course and $180 for three-day course, plus $10 registration. The school also offers once-a-week classes from June 24-July 12 in ballet, hip-hop and jazz for various ages; $45 for one course, $80 for two courses and $115 for three courses, plus $25 registration.

HARMONY STUDIOS INC., 4818 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday, (727) 945-9868, offers summer dance classes and ballet workshops. Call for information.

KARL & DIMARCO SCHOOL OF THEATER AND DANCE, 19022 Geraci Road, Lutz, (813) 909-7346,, will offer weekly summer dance camps from June 24-Aug. 2. Skills taught will range from tap, ballet and jazz to Broadway and contemporary, plus acrobatics, hip hop. Prices range from $150-200; a non-refundable deposit of $35 is required.

KELLY'S DANCE ACADEMY, 8500 County Road 54, New Port Richey, (727) 376-7315,,, offers one-week camps from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 10-Aug. 16 with separate themes to introduce different styles of dance to students age 5-13. Students will be divided into two groups based on age and ability. Tuition is $85 per week, plus a one-time $10 registration fee for non-KDA students.

LIVE OAK THEATRE COMPANY, a not-for-profit family-oriented theater company, will hold its fourth annual Performing Arts Camp 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 24-28 at the Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Ave., Brooksville. Call Randi Olsen at (352) 593-0027, email or visit Camp is for children ages 7 to 18, though younger children may be able to participate based on interview and audition. Children will learn various concepts of musical theater, from vocal techniques to costumes to makeup and acting. Children must bring their own lunch, snacks and beverages. Tuition is $150 for the week. Limited partial scholarships available.

PEGGY'S DANCE PLACE, 36751 State Road 54, Zephyrhills, (813) 715-4422,, will offer a summer dance camp from 9-10 a.m. July 22-25 for ages 3-5 (cost is $40); and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 22-25 for ages 6 and up (cost is $95).

PREMIER GYMNASTICS, 4575 B Pet Lane, Wesley Chapel, (813) 973-9920, will offer a summer camp from June 10-Aug. 16 (closed July 1-5) with vault, floor, beam and bars, as well as the use of inflatable whale, trampoline and foam pits. Other activities include games, open gym, movies and arts and crafts. Preschool camp for ages 3-4 is from 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday for $60 for a full week and $25 daily; camp for ages 5 and up from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday for $120 for a full week and $30 daily. Half-day sessions available for $60 per week, $15 per day.

RICHEY SUNCOAST THEATRE, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, (727) 842-6777, will offer a theater workshop 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11-15 to teach ages 6-16 acting, dancing, vocals, costumes, technical theater and set decoration. Attendees put on a show, Alice in Another World, at the end. Cost is $145, which includes two drinks and two snacks each day.


ALL PRO PERCUSSION, 23908 State Road 54, Unit 102, Lutz, (813) 341-3786, will offer summer drum and percussion lessons.

FLETCHER MUSIC CENTERS, 36520 State Road 54 West, Zephyrhills, (813) 715-4775. Parents and grandparents encouraged to bring kids in over the summer for supervised family music lessons; call for rates and details.

HAPPY TUNES MUSIC AND HOBBIES, 24028 State Road 54, Lutz, (813) 948-1419, offers summer lessons throughout the season, emphasizing vocal skills and a variety of instruments. Call for details.

KOSS MUSIC INSTITUTE INC., 1922 Oak Grove Blvd., Lutz, (813) 949-6881,, offers a Summer Music Camp June 10-14, July 8-12 and Aug. 5-9, for $199 per weekly session, that will teach students a variety of instruments as well as how to compose music. Movies and prizes included. Also available are classes and private lessons in all types of musical skills, from pop music to concert band. Call for details.

MUSIC MATTERS, 4112 Little Road, New Port Richey, (727) 834-8856,, will offer RocKamp, in which students form their own bands and perform a concert, from June 17-Aug. 18. The rate is $240 for one week, $200 each additional week. Music Matters students get a 25 percent discount. Also available: Guitar Camps from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; weekly beginner camps starting June 10 and 24, July 15 and 29, and Aug. 5; intermediate camps starting June 17, July 8 and 22, and Aug. 12. Each weeklong camp is $150, siblings half price; additional weeks are $100, with siblings $75 each.

RAMBLIN RHODES MUSIC, 10720 State Road 54, Trinity, (727) 375-0123,, offers Camp Ramblin Rock from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (drum camp from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.). Each week students will learn instrumental parts, vocal scores, stage presence and performance techniques. Each Friday, the students will play on stage for family and friends. Themed camps run each week from June 10-Aug. 2, check website for details. Cost is $230 a week, $180 per additional sibling.


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