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Indian River County Summer Camps 2018

Summer is just around the corner! Have you made plans yet? Check out this year’s assortment of camps kids of all ages are going to love! Check back weekly as we add to our list of available camps!


Community Preschool Summer Camp

Arr, Matey, everyone loves playing pirate! Have your child join in the fun as we embrace all things pirate. Your little Landlubber will have a chance to experience a variety of activities, as each day brings a new focus. The activities will include arts and crafts, physical movement, and pirate games, whipping up some pirate grub, age-appropriate Pirate Movie day, and cool down Fridays and Pizza days. Everyone is guaranteed to have a swashbuckling good time!

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Wacky Water Week Camp at Community Preschool

Splish Splash, we’re going to have a BLAST! What better way to beat the heat than by playing with water! Some of our outdoor water activities include water squirters, sprinklers, toy-filled water tables, and discovery buckets. And you know if you give a kid a bucket, they’re going to want bubbles to go with it! Seeing all the bubbles will remind them of snow and ice, and then they will ask to play with ice cubes. To all of which we say yes, yes bring on the bubbles and ice! What a great way to enjoy a sizzling summer. Each day will find us either creating summer related crafts or slipping on our suits and having fun getting wet. We will be having a Movie Day and Pizza Day during the week. Come join the fun! 

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Land of Make Believe Camp

Come with us to a faraway land of castles, where we will meet princesses and knights. let your imagination take you where anything is possible: from a quest to find Camelot, a jester contest where campers can perform a talent of their choice, and catapulting the castle (with marshmallows, of course!) We will have a Royal time creating themed crafts and snacks. All of the guests of the court are encouraged to dress for the fairy tale movie event. We will also have a regal cool down day with a pizza lunch. It will be a magnificent time of magic and make-believe.

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Super Hero Power Camp

POP! WOW! ZOOM! Who doesn’t like Super Heroes? But being one is even better! Everything we do this camp will have a super hero twist, from special snack days to the arts and crafts we make. We even have a Dress Like Your Favorite Super Hero for our movie days! Super Powers will be tested as campers jump to new heights in the bounce house, navigate through a “hazardous” obstacle course, and use super strength to build a brick wall. Campers will make the most of their super powers, real and imagines! Always a favorite, Cool Down Fridays and a pizza lunch end our weeks.

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Skate Factory Summer Camp

We have great adult supervision and lots of fun, such as field trips, games, activities and much more.

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The Jungle Summer Camp

The Jungle Adventures Summer Camp is a co-ed weeklong program for children ages 6-12. Campers can play sports or participate in activities both fun and educational. There are 11 fun-filled themed weeks! Depending on the themed week and/or weather, campers can be found in the Camp Areas, racquetball courts, the Sports Arena, volleyball courts, swimming pools for lessons and recreational swims, tennis courts for daily lessons, group fitness studios or Kids Fit area inside the Jungle Club facility.

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Maximum Velocity Gymnastics Summer Camp

Gymnastics, Animals, Skate Factory, Karate, Crafts, & Games!

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Summer Gymnastics at Leisure Square

There are gymnastics and aerial classes available for beginners through advanced students. Our performance-based program offers performing arts instruction for toddlers through teens!  Receive training from the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department’s USA Gymnastics Safety Certified Instructors.

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Horse Camp

This camp is based around safe fun with horses. Included are crafts, outdoor games, horse-based classes, and of course horseback riding.

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Riverside Theatre Summer Camp

Our classic camps return with more joy and fun as young performers get their first experiences with acting, singing, dancing, and some art.  Each week has a different theme and will culminate in a Showcase for family and friends on the last day! 


Kids Theatre Intensive: Madagascar Jr

Recommended for ages 7 – 11 years. Prepare 16 measures of an up-tempo musical theatre song. Music, Dance, and Script Readings may also be taught during the audition process. 

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Junior Theatre Intensive: Madagascar Jr

Recommended for ages 12 and up. Drop off your child as early as 9:00a and pick up your child as late as 5:00p each day.

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iRascals Pop Summer Camp

Recommended for ages 8 – 13 years. The perfect camp for both new AND experienced performers, where they will build skills in singing, dancing, and storytelling.  The weekends with performances on the Anne Morton Stage. 

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iRascals Broadway Summer Camp

Recommended for ages 8 – 13 years. The perfect camp for both new AND experienced performers, where they will build skills in singing, dancing, and storytelling.  The weekends with performances on the Anne Morton Stage.

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Beginning Stages Summer Camps

Recommended for ages 5 – 7 years. A great way for budding performers to get involved with the performing arts!  Skills taught will include acting, singing, dancing, and arts and crafts.  Each week is based on a different theme with a sharing for the family and friends at week’s end.  Students may pick one or more weeks of fun!

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Summer Teen Intensive – Once On This Island

Recommended for ages 13 and up. Auditions Required.  Our Summer Teen Intensive offering goes to the next level as we offer the Award winning play Once on this Island by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.

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Saint Edward’s School Summer Camp

Saint Edward’s Summer Camp welcomes children from the community and beyond. There are a wide variety of camps on the river, on the fields and in the classroom. There is something for everyone!


Saint Edward’s Summer Water Camp

SES Water Camp, located on the beautiful Indian River Lagoon, offers a unique summer
experience! Morning activities can include: sailing, water-skiing, knee boarding, wake
boarding, tube rides, jet-ski rides, kayaking, paddle boarding and more. In the afternoon,
enjoy sports, games, arts-n-crafts, swimming and other group activities.

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Maintaining Excellence Summer Camp

This class offers an exciting way to help your child prepare for the next school year by using a
creative, structured, and effective way to learn while having fun. The three main areas which
we will focus on during this class are reading, writing, and Singapore Math. The goal is to
organize assignments for the summer while keeping students motivated by charting their
accomplishments. Students will look forward to returning in the fall and earning many “treasures”!

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Algebra Summer Camp

This camp will cover the assigned summer work for Algebra I Honors at SES. Topics will
include variables, grouping symbols, basic equations and problem-solving. You will learn to
translate words into equations, and how to develop a problem-solving plan. We will also work
extensively with the commutative, associative and distributive properties, as well as properties of closure, identity, and equality.

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Gone Fishing Summer Camp

Learn to fish like a master. Each day, students will learn from a master as they board a
boat and travel the lagoon in search of the perfect catch. This fun and educational camp
will be the highlight of the day for every junior fisherman or fisherwoman. Some fishing
poles will be available, but students are welcome to bring their own. Bait will be provided
daily. Please bring water and put on plenty of sunscreen. Swimsuits and wet shoes are
recommended because participants may get wet.

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Tinkering with Technology Summer Camp

Students will be challenged to make an interactive game using technology.
Tinkering is viewed as an effective means to engage students in exploring STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts. During this class,
we will explore Little Bits, Makey Makey and Programming.

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Transition to Middle School Summer Camp

This program is designed to help Saint Edward’s School students (rising grades 6-8)
with the transition into middle school life. Areas of focus include middle school skills in
reading, note-taking, test-taking strategies, organization, and study strategies that best fit
individual learning styles. The program will also cover the computer and tech skills
needed to manage in a digital classroom. In addition, students will work on logistical
concerns such as building layout, how to navigate transitions between classes, and
using lockers.

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Phabulous Photos with Your iPhone Summer Camp

Your iPhone is with you all the time, and photo ops are everywhere. Tired of average photos of
your friends and poorly lit pictures of scenery? Kick it up a few notches with the use of iPhone
tips and photography techniques. Have fun while using photo editing apps to improve the quality of your pictures. First tip: don’t take photos of tech teachers, Mrs. Kutschinski and Mrs. Wachter!

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My Spanish Club Summer Camp

Each day is an adventure in this action based program. The children will build a
substantial vocabulary through activities such as: arts and crafts, yoga, scavenger
hunts, plays, games and more, all in Spanish. There will also be a Fiesta day
during the week.

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Handwriting Without Tears Summer Camp

Handwriting Without Tears provides a multi-sensory approach to learning. Your child
will learn how to write letters with correct formation and have fun at the same time!
Students will also be exposed to manipulative play that strengthens the fine motor skills
needed for writing.

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Phonics and Fun Summer Camp

This exciting camp will provide 4 and 5-year-olds with an opportunity to learn about phonics
through games, crafts, and computers. It is a multi-sensory program of visual, kinesthetic
and auditory activities that will be enjoyed throughout the week.

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How Does Your Garden Grow Summer Camp

This summer program will teach children about the way things grow in a “down to
earth” approach. Learn about plants by planting sunflowers, dissecting seeds,
making leaf rubbings and creating plant and vegetable prints. We will also talk about
bees, a flower’s favorite pollinator, and investigate the world of worms. Come have
fun and play in the dirt too!

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Chess Summer Camp

Learn the fundamentals of chess and have fun while engaging at all levels of
play. By signing up for this camp you will be taught the game of chess by a Chess
Master. Milos Bajsanski has coached eight U.S. chess champions and more
than 20 state chess champions.

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Girls Lacrosse Summer Camp

This camp will emphasize positional play, team concepts and gameplay. Every aspect
of the game will be covered from footwork, passing, stick handling, shooting, dodging, face-offs, speed/agility/strength conditioning, and of course GAMES!

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Lil’ Picassos Art Summer Camp

This class will be taught by local artist Teri Barrett of Artworks by Teri. Students will
spend time creating their own masterpieces. Join Ms. Teri for fun, painting and creating
right here at Saint Edward’s School.

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Tinkering with Sewing Summer Camp

During this class, we will make sewn circuits and fuse plastic. We will turn old plastic bags
into beautiful new fabrics that can be used to make a variety of fashionable and functional
items. You’ll develop your sewing skills as you use a needle and thread to stitch your
design into a wallet, bag, or purse. Girls will design their own wearable light-up circuits
with a battery, conductive thread, conductive tape, an LED light, and material.

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Science Expedition Summer Camp

This camp will explore the campus and Middle School science lab each day.
Expedition topics may include: animal science (meet animals in the science class
and identify those found on campus), geology/fossils (first learn how fossils form,
see a wide variety of fossil samples, and dig for your own fossils to take home), habitats
and observation skills (learn about how the habitats on campus vary and sharpen your
ability to observe things around you), water chemistry/oceanography, and more. During
the second half of the morning, students will utilize technology to create a variety of
different projects building upon the knowledge gained from the morning’s expedition. Other possible projects include creating videos, Kahoot trivia games, journal
entries, and interactive multimedia posters.

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Middle School Science Fair Summer Camp

This is a great opportunity to get an early start on science fair. It is ideal for new
students entering 6th, 7th and 8th grade. In this class you will work on finding the topic
that will be perfect for scientific research to find the information you will need to create a
hypothesis. You will also put together a preliminary plan for how you will conduct your
experiment.

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Chinese Summer Camp

Chinese has become a 21st-century must-have skill as it is the language for world business and commerce. If you can speak both Chinese and English, you can communicate with half of the world population, because more than 1.3 billion people speak Chinese. Your child will develop basic skills in Chinese listening and speaking through multimodality means such as physical movement, games, songs, dances, music, cooking, and brush writing. Students will acquire some basic Chinese literacy skills in a fun, relaxing and meaningful way. Learning Chinese is really fun!

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Life for Youth 

Each week the five, six, and seven-year-old campers are preassigned their activities. They will be with the same counselors all day and will be led to their activities as a group. Campers eight and up will choose an activity track. Activity tracks include a variety of the activities listed below and the campers will be guided by their Track Leader to all activities. Groups will be as follows: All eight & nine-year-olds together, all ten & eleven-year-olds together, all twelve & thirteen-year-olds together, and all fourteen & up will be placed together. (Age is as of September 1, 2018.) Camper safety is of great importance when planning and implementing all activities.

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Boys and Girls Club Summer Program

While also rotating through our quality programming, the children attend exciting field trips to area attractions and enjoy games and activities with their friends and caring staff.

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Kid-Friendly Weekend Fun

Long weekend ahead – Have plans? Here are some local community kid- friendly events that will be fun for the whole family! There’s something for every one to enjoy. 


Winnie the Pooh Kids

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS is a delightful show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated film.  Featuring favorite songs from the film, as well as new hits by the Academy Award-winning Robert and Kristen Lopez (Frozen), this honey-filled delight is as sweet as it is fun. Event Details.


2nd Annual Fire Truck Pull

A one day event with teams competing to pull a Fire engine in the fastest time possible. It’s the ultimate tug of war challenge and great team building event. Event Details.


Kindermusic Preview Class

Kindermusik with Ocean Strings Studio – “Where music and minds wave together.” We welcome you to try a Kindermusik Preview Class! * Open to all NEW families to Kindermusik that have not experienced a Playdate or class before. Class Preview is $25 may be applied towards Enrollment the day of the Preview class OR participants may choose a Kindermusik instrument and CD/Playcard. Event Details.


Touch Tank Encounter

This is a true hands-on experience with the marine animals occupying our 145 gallon Touch Tank in the Discovery Station interactive museum. Our Touch Tank docent explains what each marine animal is and all the interesting facts about them. Free with ELC Admission. Event Details.


Atlantic Surfing Federation Championship Surf Contest

Come out and watch amateur surfing, featuring contestants from the East Coast of the United States, as they battle to find out who is the best during the Atlantic Surfing Federation Championship Surf Contest. The location of the surf contest is by the North Jetty. Event Details.


International Costal Cleanup

Join us at the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup in a worldwide effort to remove litter off of beaches and coastal areas. In order to receive supplies and a FREE T-shirt (while supplies last), you MUST sign up through Keep Indian River Beautiful. Event Details.


Treck & Tracks Nature Walk

Come explore our Lagoon Island at a leisurely pace -great for all ages! A Nature Guide will tell you all about the plants and wildlife you’ll see on our boardwalks and nature trails. No reservations needed. FREE with admission. Event Details.


Kashi Sunday Market

Hot Cinnamon Buns, Teas and Organic Coffees. Try a facial, a chair massage or a tarot card reading. Great gifts and bargains from many Vendors including Seasonal Organic Produce, local Artists & Crafters, Bric-a-brac, Jewelry, and vintage items. Children’s corner with painting, crafts & goat petting area. Event Details.


The 26th Annual Jungle Jog 5k

The Jungle Club is pleased to announce the 26th Annual Jungle Jog which will take place on October 7th, 2017. It will start and end at the Jungle Club  and is a very flat race. Registration starts at 6:15 A.M. and we have a special kids race at 7:15 A.M. The 5K begins at 7:30 A.M. Event Details.


Pelican Island Pontoon Boat Excursion

See the Indian River Lagoon up close with a Naturalist Guide! There’s nothing like being on the water for a close-up view of Lagoon nature, taking you by Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge (the nation’s first national wildlife refuge.) Event Details.

Top 9 Things to do in Sebastian

The City of Sebastian boasts beautiful parks, riverfront district, close proximity to Atlantic beaches, a year round average temperature of 73.4 degrees, a police department, shops and restaurants, many churches, several City festivals each year, monthly arts and crafts shows, concerts in the park, a municipal golf course and airport, and a central location with easy access to I-95 and the Florida Turnpike.


#1. Sebastian Inlet

Sebastian Inlet State Park is one of the best places to catch snook, redfish and Spanish mackerel on the Atlantic Coast. With more than 3 miles of beach and one of the most consistent surf breaks in Florida, Sebastian Inlet’s “First Peak” draws its share of wave riders. Monster Hole, which is actually a shoal a little farther out, is another internationally known surf spot. But there is more to do here than just surf and catch fish. Visitors can also canoe and kayak the Indian River Lagoon or stroll down the mile-long Hammock Trail. Bring a picnic lunch and set up at one of the water-front pavilions. Bring a tent and spend the night along State Road A1A, about 15 miles south of Melbourne Beach. More Details.


#2. Mel Fishers Treasure Museum

In December of 1992, world famous treasure hunter, Mel Fisher, opened a permanent museum in Sebastian, Florida. Mel started his full-time treasure hunting career in Vero Beach when he moved there with his wife Dolores and their family, from California in 1963. Mel spent the next 7 years successfully salvaging the 1715 Fleet, a fleet of sunken treasure-laden ships, which sank off the coastline which is why the surrounding area got the name, “Florida’s Treasure Coast”. He then went on to discover the main pile of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha in July of 1985. This is the largest underwater treasure find in history. Mel’s family continues the search for the remaining cargo of the Atocha today. More Details.


#3. Riverview Park

Riverview Park is along the shores of the Indian River.  The park hosts major events and concerts, such as the Annual Clam Bake Festival, Pelican Island Wildlife Festival, Sebastian Fine Arts and Music Event, the 4th of July Celebrations and the seasonal Music in the Park Concert Series hosted by the Sebastian Chamber of Commerce.  With its mix of open space and oak-covered walkways, Riverview Park offers panoramic views of the River and recreational opportunities for everyone. More Details.


#4. Pareidolia Brewing Co

We are Sebastian’s FIRST and ONLY brewpub. We’ve been voted best craft beer on the Treasure Coast in 2 separate online campaigns. We are kid friendly til 8:00 and friendly dogs are welcome in the beer garden. Hungry? We serve delicious pub fare as well, Cheers and beers! More Details. Read Review.


#5. Captain Hiram’s Sand Bar

What’s better than one bar? Three bars in one, naturally. Anchored in the sand, surrounded by coconut palms and buffeted by cool river breezes, our outdoor tiki-style Sandbar is Sebastian’s go-to destination for live music, cold beer, tropical cocktails and the chance to mingle in a trio of spirited spots, each with its own unique personality and drink menu. More Details.


#6. Skydive Sebastian

A world class skydiving center, catering to Skydivers from their first jump to the highest levels of proficiency in all skydiving disciplines. Check out our Skydiving Facilities. In a beautiful park-like setting, our facilities spread over 7 acres and include our main hanger, a spacious team building which includes complete bathroom and shower facilities and an on-site Restaurant and Tiki Hut for our post jumping Happy Hour activities. The Staff at Skydive Sebastian is committed to making everyone feel at home around our DZ whether they are a first-time tandem skydiver, a recent Accelerated Freefall graduate, one of our regular experienced skydivers or a traveling skydiver spending a vacation at our Drop Zone. More Details.


#7. Environmental Learning Center

ELC is a nature center ready for your discovery. 64-acres. On an island in the Indian River Lagoon, north of Vero Beach, FL. Discovery Station w/ aquariums and exhibits. Stroll boardwalks. Gift shop. Boating, canoeing, hikes. More Details.


#8. Shooting Range

Indian River County operates a complete public shooting range under a concession lease with the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission. The Shooting Range is constructed on State owned land and developed by Indian River County through funds made available from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The range is structured to provide a safe, supervised facility for the patrons of the Treasure Coast. The facility is recreational in nature but also provides for the training of Law Enforcement Agencies in the area. More Details.


#9. Skate Park

The City of Sebastian Skate Facility is owned and operated by the City of Sebastian. The street course skating area is 7,700 sq. ft. Only skateboards, in-line skates, and quad skates, can be used at the facility. A signed, notarized or verified waiver must be on file. Proper identification is required. More Details.


#10. The Village Square

Situated in the heart of Sebastian, The Village Square gives you the opportunity to shop, dine and browse to your heart’s content in more than 10 stores. The Village boasts anchor tenants like Oceanviews Optical, The Den – Wine, Beer & Arts, The Cat’s Meow Cat Clinic and Eva Tiffany Jewelers, as well as delicious restaurants like A Taste of Asia and Village Sandwich Shop & Grill. More Details.