Are you ready for summer in 2023? Here’s a look at some great summer camps and other fun summer activities in Lee County:
All Aboard Preschool
Summer Camp includes free meals and field trips are offered. The camp tuition is $50 per day or $147 for the week. This is the price for school age children only. There is a registration fee of $120. When enrolling and paying the registration the children can come any school off day, spring break, Christmas break, and summer. Sign up now to ensure a spot!
1918 SE Santa Barbara Place, Cape Coral
(Near Midpoint Bridge Access)
239-574-5220 or 239-574-2904
Alliance for the Arts
Alliance for the Arts will be hosting its Summer Break Arts Camp this year beginning June 19. Registration opens March 3, and is open to any student who completed first through seventh grade. Summer Break Arts Camp will be broken up into three two-week sessions: June 19 – 30, July 10 – 21 and July 24 – Aug. 4. No camp session will be held over the Fourth of July holiday. There will be different artists each day of the two-week session with a gallery show of the camper’s art at the end of the two weeks. The Alliance is partnering with Broadway Palm to host a Musical Theatre Intensive Camp with one week sessions held at the Broadway Palm: June 12 – 16: Footloose (Ages 11+), July 10 – 14: Little Mermaid Junior (Ages 7 – 10), July 17 – 21: Little Mermaid (Ages 11+), July 24 – 28: Season Pass Juniors (Ages 7 – 10), July 31 – Aug. 4: Season Pass (Ages 11+). Regular camp hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Before and after-care are available 8 – 9 a.m. and 4 – 5 p.m. for an extra $10 per child. Pricing is $420 per session for members and $504 for non members. Sibling discounts are available, as well as scholarship options.
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
www.artinlee.org • 239-939-2787
Join us for a fun-filled summer camp. A fun filled experience that includes creative drama, arts and crafts, music, sports and much more. All of the developmentally appropriate activities have been planned for our campers around weekly themes. There are also water play activities as well as in house visitors that make each day special. Learning and readiness skill development continue during our summer long adventures that enhance what your child has already learned.
8560 Crystal Ct, Fort Myers
Brown Academy Gateway
Brown Academy offers a new adventure each and every day for children ages 2 to 10! Exciting activities include arts and crafts, sing-a-longs, sports, cooking activities and picnics. Each week your child will participate in an in-house field trip enjoying special events such as puppet shows, magic shows, wild life exhibits, bounce houses and pony rides. As part of our commitment in keeping your child safe, every day the children will have a scheduled time in the pool for water safety instruction. For children ages 11 to 15, we offer a special Counselor in Training Program.
12211 Towne Lake Dr., Fort Myers
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
Join us this summer at Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium for Summer Camp! We will be hosting nearly 10 weeks of awesome programming for your rising 1st though 8th grader. Topics include Outdoor Survival, Plant Detectives, Astronomy, and more. Availabilities are open now! For an affordable price of $175 per week for members, and $200 per week for non-members, we will teach your child all about nature, space, and more. Visit our website at www.calusanature.org for more information on registering.
3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
Summer camps run June 5 – Aug. 9. The Centers welcome kids ages 4-18 to our innovative summer program features classes in painting, sculpture, pottery, drawing, glass, and mosaics; plus, courses in singing, dancing, acting, and audition techniques; write and perform a play; build your own instruments; take ballet, tap, and jazz dance classes and more! Pick your favorites, mix and match courses to create your own dynamic schedule. Supervised Before, Lunchtime & After Care are available. Registration and more information is available online.
Performing Arts Center, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
Coast Elite Gymnastics Academy
Check out the fun at Coast Elite Gymnastics Academy during our fun themed weeks, including ninja week, space week, superhero week, and more! Join us this summer for an action-packed good time! Trampoline, movies, crafts, gymnastics, bounce house and more! We have weekly, and daily programs available. Other programs featured this month are back handspring bootcamp, classes and teams for all ages, birthday parties, and new parent and child classes for 2 &under! Call for a free trial in our tiny tots program for ages 3-4!
6360 Arc Way, Fort Myers
Cultural Park Theater
June 19 – July 29
7 to 14 years
Cultural Park Theatre is excited about Summer Camp 2023. Staffed by award-winning counselors, campers will be coached in the skills needed to act, sing and dance, as well as learning about set design and creation, acquiring or creating props and lighting and sound design. Join us for 1, 2 or all 3 sessions of Summer Camp 2023 – registration is open now – call us to register your 7 – 14 year old today. Sessions include The Spongebob Musical June 19 – July 1, Willy Wonka Jr. July 3 – July 15 and Aladdin Jr. July 17 – July 29. Tuition for each two-week session is $330.
528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral
Curtain Call Studios
Join us for musical theatre Summer camp at CCS! Half-day options available for students 4 – 6 years and Full-day options for students ages 7 – 13. Younger dancers can try our Monday Mini-Camp pop-ups from 4 – 6 p.m. most Mondays for ages 3-5 years. Find your spotlight with us by visiting our website.
15250 S. Tamiami Trail,
#119-120, Fort Myers
Edison Sailing Center
Edison Sailing Center welcomes children ages 8-13. We offer sailing programs in weekly sessions taught by certified US Sailing instructors and experienced educators . Students gain independence and experience being able to sail his/her own boat by week’s end. Students ages 10 and older may register for powerboat training and learn to safely operate a powerboat. For information visit www.edisonsailingcenter.org for call 239-454-5114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Each week is a new Adventure! We will be exploring many variety of hands on activities: Cooking, Sports, Arts & Crafts, Stem , Literacy and so much more! Come Experience fun and adventure at Educare! For more information, call 239-992-3424.
Educare Bonita Springs,
10220 W Terry St, Bonita Springs
Players will be grouped by skill level at which point high repetition training will guide our sessions. Our emphasis is on maintaining a fast paced and challenging environment that will foster skill development and player growth. Coaches will cover all phases of the game during “day camps” and positional specific/skill specific opportunities will be presented within our single day sessions. Come train like an Eagle! Register now on our website: www.fgcuvolleyballcamps.com
Florida Repertory Theatre
Florida Rep Education will offer summer intensives for ages 9 – 18 include Once on This Island Jr. June 12 – 23, Elf the musical Jr. June 26 – July 7, Mean Girls Jr. July 10 – 21 and Finding Nemo Jr. July 24 – Aug. 4. Tuition is $440 for Summer Intensives. Registration is open. Visit online for more info or call.
Downtown Fort Myers
Fort Myers Tennis
Beat the heat this summer and join Fort Myers Tennis for indoor tennis camp! This half day camp will include one hour of small group tennis instruction and hours of fun – out of the sun, in our air-conditioned indoor space at the Fort Myers Skatium. Campers will have access to lots of other sports, games, arts & crafts, fitness instruction and more each day. Ages 5+ (Advanced Juniors Camp available for experienced players!)
Fort Myers Theatre
A whole summer of theatrical fun awaits you. Our summer camps include Disney’s Beauty and The Beast June 12 – 23; The Descendants the musical June 26 – July 7; Disney’s The Little Mermaid July 10 – 21; and Shrek the musical Jr. July 24 – Aug. 10. Before and after care available. They also offer Disney Winnie the Pooh Kids on Saturday afternoons from May 6 – July 29 (ages 5 – 12) and Broadway Beginners weekly from June 12 – Aug. 4 (ages 4 – 7).
16120 San Carlos Blvd #5, Fort Myers
www.FMTcamp.com • 239-347-9987
Full STEAM Ahead
When School’s Out, We Are in Session!
Our Summer Camps offer a truly original hi-tech enrichment program for kids age 5-14. Weekly camps provide a science and technology treat that kids love! Half day and full day camp options are available with dozens of camps to choose from in two locations, Naples and Ft Myers.
Please visit www.fullsteamaheadFL.com for more information. 239-689-3602
Gulf Coast Music School
Gulf Coast Music School offers Suzuki and traditional private lessons and group classes for violin, viola, cello, and piano for beginning through advanced level, ages 4-104. Since 1988, we have offered year round classes, exciting performance opportunities, and a fun summer program. This year our Summer String Camp is July 10-14, 2023. Call us at 239-994-8628 for more info. www.gulfcoastmusic.org
Gulf Coast Symphony Music Camp
The Gulf Coast Symphony will offer six weeks of summer camp at the Music & Arts Community Center (on the campus of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation). Camps will focus on Musical Theatre, Jazz, Orchestra and Band Performance. Camp instructors are faculty at FGCU and Lee County Schools. Daily activities include rehearsal, small group lessons, faculty performances and recreation breaks. Each week of camp culminates in a performance for family and fellow campers. Breakfast and lunch are provided each day.
13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers
www.gulfcoastsymphony.org • 239-277-1700
Gulfshore Ballet welcomes children of all ages and levels. This summer we’ll be offering a series of programs geared to improve classical ballet technique in a fun and loving environment. Registration is open, a non-refundable $25 to hold your spot. Summer Series for beginners starts June 5th- July 29th (8 week session). Baby ballerinas – Preballet 1: Saturdays: 9-9:45am. Tuition: $160. PreBallet 2-Preballet 3: Saturdays: 9:45-10:30am. Tuition: $240. Young ballerina Lyrical: Saturdays: 10:30-11:15a. Tuition: $160. Teen Ballet (beginner/intermediate) Saturdays: 11:30-12:30am. Tuition: $230. Level 1 and level 2: Tuesday -Thurdays 4:45-6pm. Tuition: $480. Summer Series for intermediate students starts June 5th-June 23rd. Mon-Wed-Fri: 4:30-7:30pm. 1 technique class (2hours), 1 specialty class (modern jazz, point, and pilates). Tuition: $450 for the three week session. Summer Intensive for advanced students is from June 5th – June 23rd. Monday-Friday 10am-2pm. 3 classes per day: 1 technique, 1 point, 1 specialty class
Tuition: $1,350 for the three-week session.
5636 Youngquist Rd, Unit 1, Fort Myers
Sign up now for summer gymnastics camps at Gymnastic World. Camp runs June 7 – Aug. 9 for ages 5 to 12. Camp day is 7:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. ($60 per day). After care is available 3 – 6 p.m. ($15 per day). Snacks are included, but campers must bring a lunch. Three full gymnastics classes throughout the day. $25 registration fee for non-members. For after care, you must be enrolled in the gymnastics camp day. Space is limited, so sign up while spots are still available.
15989 Old 41 Road, Fort Myers
IMAG STEAM Camps
Ready to be inspired? The IMAG History & Science Center is presenting its STEAM Camps (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) from June 12 to Aug. 9 for students in 1st through 8th grades. Special themes include Junior Astronauts, Critter Keepers, STEAM Olympics, and Robotics Engineers sparking campers’ imaginations as scientists, designers, engineers, and artists. For camp reservations, visit www.theIMAG.org or call 239-243-0043.
2000 Cranford Avenue, Fort Myers
Laboratory Theater of Florida
Laboratory Theater of Florida will offer a summer theater camp for ages 11 – 17. The camp will run June 26 – July 14 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Monday – Friday). The students will create and produce the high-octane comedy She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition by Qui Nguyen, with four performances July 13 – 16. The Laboratory Theater of Florida takes a “whole actor” approach to acting. In addition to physical theater, stage combat, voice modulation, blocking, stagecraft, and scene study, students also learn the basics of set design, lighting elements, lighting design, costuming, stage makeup, stage management, and theater etiquette and best practices. And, of course, theater games. Information, scholarship applications and registration are online.
1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers
Music Foundation of Southwest Florida
The Music Foundation of Southwest Florida is happy to announce some new and exciting Summer Arts Camps. Starting June 12 and running through July 23, there will be approximately 12 different camps offered in all areas of instrumental and vocal music, including Piano, Guitar as well as Visual Arts, Dance and Culinary Arts this year! The camps are designed for students 8 – 15 years old. Camps run from 9 am until 3 pm with a final program each Friday afternoon. Cost is $125 per week, which includes breakfast, lunch and a T-shirt. Scholarships are available!
The camps will take place at Harns Marsh Middle School in Lehigh Acres.
Out of My Hands Juggling and Illusions
Blending choreographed juggling with illusions, Out of My Hands delivers a high-energy show that is innovative and interactive. Cutting-edge light & laser effects will amaze & delight all ages. It’s kinetic artistry! Music! Magic! Memories! Creating the WOW factor from beginning to end!
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is pleased to announce 2023’s CreatED summer camps for amazing learning, performance, and exhibition experiences for aspiring young Southwest Florida visual artists, rock musicians, and string players! Art Camp dates are June 12 – June 16 for ages 6-8. The week of June 26 – 30, Art Camp will be offered to students ages 9-12+. Two Strings camps for violin, viola, cello and bass students ages 9-17 will be held July 17-21 and July 24-28. During July 10-14, Art Camp for students 12-15+ will be open. Building the Band Camp will be held June 19-23. The camps run from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The tuition cost for each camp is $350 (due at registration), with partial tuition assistance available in the sign-up link. Extended day (8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) is available for an additional $25 per day. Students are required to pack a lunch and a snack each day.
2301 First St., downtown Fort Myers
Southern Starz Gymnastics
Flip into Southern Starz Gymnastics for summer camp. We will be offering Summer Camp for boys and girls ages 5-14 – June 7 – Aug. 9. The day will start with gymnastics, trampoline time, bars and ropes, and the rock wall, after lunch its games, arts and crafts, and open gym. We open at 7:30 a.m. and offer extended care until 6 p.m. daily and weekly rates as well as sibling discounts are available.
915 SE 14th Place, Cape Coral
Swimtastic Swim School
Summer Swim lessons!– Swimtastic Swim Schools serves all of SW Florida, Cape Coral, Fort Myers and Naples. We have indoor group, semi-private, and private lessons (30 mins). Waves (pre-swim team prep 1 hour). Adult lessons are available & Adaptive Aquatics for swimmers with special needs. Our professional teachers use unique teaching methods to help infants through adults learn to swim. We offer easy registration, flexible class times, small class sizes, professional, loving teachers, and indoor pools! Experience the difference, where “Smart Fish Swim in Schools.”
Birth – 9 years, Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wellington Academy is one of Lee county’s local providers of quality child care for children ages birth through 9 years of age. Wellington Academy has three convenient locations that have been serving families since 1985. Our program offers a variety of summertime fun activities that include arts and crafts, sports, dance, cooking classes, science experiments, games, guest speakers, & more! Come STEAM with Wellington Academy this summer!!
(Near Sam’s Club Plaza – 275-8818)
South Cape Coral
(Near CC Parkway Bridge – 549-8818)
North Cape Coral
(Near Cape Coral Hospital – 574-8818) www.wellingtonacademyschools.com
The Wonder Gardens
Let Wonder Gardens be your family’s summer oasis, close to home! The moment you walk through the front gate, the tropical gardens, waterfalls, parrots, flamingoes, and tortoises beckon you to stay, slow down, breathe deeply, and enjoy the historic paradise. Families will discover Wild Wonder feeding encounters, weekly habitat chats, and pop-up interactive tables. Groups and organizations can book guided experiences and animal meet & greets. Visit Wondergardens.org for a summer of Wonder!
27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs
Summer Means More at the Y! At our YMCA camps, kids become stronger, smarter and they learn how capable they are – all while having fun! Campers ages 4-15 experience everything the Y offers, from traditional day camp games and crafts to active pursuits like sports and swimming. Also offering a Teen Camp in both locations and a variety of specialty camps such as Sports, Dance, STEM, Nature, Travel & more! Camp rate vary per camp, financial aid is available.
239-221-7560 in Bonita Springs & Estero
239-275-9622 in Fort Myers
Zion Lutheran Day Camp
Zion Lutheran Day Camp K- 8th Grade provides a physically and mentally enriching summer experience. Campers will get to participate in Archery, Basketball, Soccer, Arts & Crafts, STEAM, and so much more.
Register today by visiting www.zionlutheranecc.org – Price ($175) Zion Lutheran Day Camp K-8th – Hours 9-4 (with drop off from 8-9 and pick up 4-5)
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers
239-481-4040 ext. 208