Find the best summer camps! With summer vacation on the horizon, it won’t be long until your kids are out of school for the year. While this is great fun for them, it’s not always easy on you as a parent.
These summer camps in Naples (and nearby) include art camps, theater camps, beach camps and more. Whether you’re coming to Naples for summer vacation, a family reunion or spending July at the beach, Naples offers a ton of fun for families with children. See our guide to the best summer camps in Naples (and nearby) for your kid’s best 2019 summer vacation experience.
Fortunately, there are a variety of summer camps for kids in the area, all of which have something unique to offer.
Summer camps for kids to check out in Naples, FL:
Offered by the Naples Art Association, this summer camp is for children ranging from 5 to 17. There are eight different weekly sessions that touch on subjects such as drawing, painting, mixed media, clay models, and paper arts.
With sessions running from June 4 to August 3, this is the perfect camp for many children (and parents). Learn more here: naplesart.org
Collier County Park and Recreation
For many years, Collier County Parks & Recreation summer camps have been among the most popular in the area. There are many reasons for this, including a variety of options. For example, its cooking and sports camps are extremely popular among children of all ages.
With more than a dozen community parks and community centers, Collier County offers day camps, classes, and independent activities for families. In addition to an online calendar, they have the Real Guide, updated every six months and available online.
- Velocity Skate Park at East Naples Community Park is one of the top-rated skate parks in Florida.
- Golden Gate Community Center features a BMX track, as well as the Wheels Skate Park.
Special events at the county parks include arts festival and concerts.
You can register your children for one week of fun or the entire summer. Either way, they’re sure to have an enjoyable experience with the help of the Collier County Parks & Recreation department. Learn more here: colliercountyfl.gov.
Naples Parks and Recreation
The city offers summer camps for pre-school age, elementary age, middle school age and high school age participants — including programs for children with special needs.
- In addition, there are juniors programs (open to non residents) at the city’s Arthur L Allen Tennis Center,
- And Gymnastics, Martial arts classes and Lil Putters golf at Fleischmann Park
- Art Camps at the Von Leibig
Talk about summer activities for children. You can book Park District programs by the week at:
- the Naples Park District or
- the Collier County Park District
- Community Centers
- Kids art camps at The VonLeibg
- Skateboarding at Fleischman Park
- Discovering the wonders of the Everglades National Park, go wading through the Florida Swamps, Ocean Kids Beach Camp, Kayaking & Surfing all together with local experts – an experience your kids won’t soon forget.
And the best part is – you need not be a resident to enjoy these great Summer camp programs for your kids.
Greater Naples YMCA
The Greater Naples YMCA is well known for Camp Wyhoway, as it’s one of the best outdoor summer camps around. Your children will spend their time playing sports, exploring nature, swimming, and much more.
Since each week has its own theme, you can rest assured that your children will always have an enjoyable and unique experience. Best yet, breakfast and lunch are included. Learn more here: greaternaplesymca.org
Ocean activities abound in this truly fun beach experience. Ocean Kids will provide participants with a fun and educational introduction to surfing, snorkeling, skimming, SUP, and will play and compete in beach and lifeguard games. Every Thursday the junior guards will be divided into two teams and will compete in ‘Beach Olympics.’ The camp’s daily schedule includes individual and group competitions.
The program has a physical element and all participants should be good swimmers.
Click here to Register for Ocean Kids Summer Camp 2019!
Conservancy Summer Camp
The award-winning summer camps at Conservancy of Southwest Florida combine programs that feature our land, water and wildlife. There are awesome outdoor adventures, exciting nature discoveries and field trips!
Registration for Conservancy members will begin on March 25 and open to the general public on April 1. Check out their full calendar of events for Summer 2019.
Children’s Museum of Naples
Join C’mon Summer Camps! Get ready to travel back in time to the prehistoric age, explore cultures around the world, dive into the deep blue sea, go on an out of this world adventure, whip up some kitchen chemistry, and more!
Camps are a week long and full-day (drop off between 8:45-9:00 am, pick up between 5:00-5:15 pm) with the exception of Kindergarten Camps which are week-long and half-day (drop off between 8:45-9:00 am, pick up between 1:00-1:15 pm). Before Care is available (8:15-8:45 am) for $25/week, it must be purchased in advance.
Registration opens March 1st for C’mon Members and March 15th for the general public.
Summer Theater Camps
This summer, Gulfshore Playhouse Education’s STAR Academy will feature a series of summer half-day camp and full-day theatre camps for students aged 6-18. Students of all experience levels are invited to participate in these amazing theatre camps, taught by experienced theatre professionals. Participants will learn about singing, acting, and dancing on the stage through performance.
Registration occurs through the City of Naples. Registration opens for City of Naples residents beginning April 1st, 2019 and will open to non-residents starting April 15th, 2019. Click here for more information.
Gymnastics Summer Camp
Beat the heat Gymnastics World’s 10,000 square foot, fun-packed, air-conditioned facility. The camp is offered all summer and most school holidays and vacations. They have a very flexible schedule! Pick your days and weeks as you please. Daily, Weekly & Entire Summer Rates. The camp is offered for Pre-K – 8th grade or ages 3-13, and children must be toilet trained. Extended Hours are available upon request. Fun, Fitness, and Arts & Crafts Every Day. Click here for more information on Gymnastics World summer camps.
Final Thoughts on Naples Summer Camps
While these three summer camps are among the most popular, there are many others to choose from. Learn more about each one, discuss the options with your kids, and then decide what to do next.
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