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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

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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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The Taste of Vero 2017

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This was the Oceanside Business Association’s 7th Annual Taste of Vero event on Ocean Drive in Vero Beach, Florida 32963. Twenty-one restaurants and booths setup shop for the evening with nearly perfect weather roughly 79 degrees and a nice ocean breeze. We had quite the crowd as the sidewalks were lined with people and every booth had a small but quick line. It was steady from 5pm – 8pm.

Most certainly many onlookers at all of the shops, park and hotels eating ice creams and drinking beers watching all the foodie chaos. After you visited the ticketing station and tasted all your plates there was voting to be had for Favorite Booth, Favorite Entree and Favorite Dessert. Below you will find the booths, the sponsors and THE TASTE.

We have our favorites but before we share please tell us who you voted for and why in the comments below.

This year “The Food Guy”, Thomas Miller (Vero Beach Foodie), was out of town with family so Stacy Cook (Vero Vine) and Stacie Renee (Hurried Home Chef) were on scene to taste and report. Below you will find photos and descriptions of all plates and our favorites.

UPDATED: Ultimately the People’s Choice Award for Outstanding Entree goes to Ocean Grill for their lump crab cake with mango salsa that people raved was out of this world. Countryside Citrus took home the prize for Outstanding Dessert with their Key Lime Pie and citrus ice cream, while the Best Themed Booth Award goes to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Florida Realty for their Mexican Themed booth complete with a Mariachi band! Results tallied by The Oceanside Business Association from the paper vote ballots from the date of the event.

Ocean Grill

Vero’s oldest locally owned beachside restaurant served crab cakes with mango, tomato and red onion relish. Exquisitely seasoned large lump crab meat that could make the most picky New Englander smile. The booth was sponsored by Vero Beachside Sales.

Stacy Cook’s favorite entree was the Crab Cake.

Joey’s Seafood Shack

Joey and Kimmy shared their house made fish dip, a shrimp salad, and eggplant parmigiana in a pink cream sauce. The booth was sponsored by I’ll Never Tell.

Eva’s Polish Kitchen

Handmade pierogies with a perfect filling to pastry ratio, a moist but sturdy beef stuffed cabbage, smoked sausage, and the sauerkraut was perfectly made and complemented the dishes well. A sweet angel wing cookie (chrusciki) rounded out the plate with a crunchy, slightly sweet end to the dish. The booth was sponsored by I’ll Never Tell.

Osceola Bistro

Chef created a buttermilk fried chicken sandwich with house made thin potato chips drizzled with blue cheese. The booth was sponsored by The Beach Shop.

Vero’s Caribbean Kitchen

Chef Charles made a perfectly seared steak over a moist and flavorful shrimp topped with a chimichurri sauce. The booth was sponsored by The Beach Shop.

Countryside Citrus

Known for their orange flavored ice cream, they also had a lovely key lime pie to tempt your sweet tooth! The booth was sponsored by Harbor Community Bank.

The Wave Kitchen and Bar

Chef Nick served us a beautiful coconut seafood ceviche with shrimp, calamari, and scallops. Served with a mojito infused water. The booth was sponsored by Daley & Company.

Vero Beach Yacht Club

Had a lovely trio of dishes, first a wild mushroom soup, then a spinach salad with strawberries, goat cheese feta in a white balsamic dressing. Finally, for the main course, a perfectly braised beef over horseradish mashed potatoes. The booth was sponsored by Marine Bank & Trust.

Citron Bistro

Here we had a crab cake and a crispy fresh kale salad with quinoa, butternut squash, dried cherries, pumpkin seeds, queso fresco, and shallots. This salad was a perfect mix of textures and flavors. The booth was sponsored by Sea Turtle Real Estate.

Rhonda’s Seafood

A low country boil of sausage, potatoes, corn, and perfectly cooked shrimp along with a fresh fish dip and a little key lime pudding to round out the dish. The booth was sponsored by Seacoast National Bank.

The Patio Seafood Tavern

Just the perfect crisp and texture. Bill Brown and crew were serving a nicely seasoned Calamari Fritti with tomatoes and capers, and a slice of pickled watermelon. The booth was sponsored by Dale Sorensen Real Estate.

Heaton’s / Cobalt

Chef Daniel Traimas created a bacon-wrapped shrimp with cheddar grits, chorizo citrus crema. To complement those rich flavors, a Lavender Collins made with gin was created by mixologist Rachel Riley.  The booth was sponsored by Dale Sorensen Real Estate.

Dagwoods Deli & Subs

There was no shortage of meat here! Brisket, prime rib, and wings..oh my! Served with a perfectly cooked and seasoned potato salad, not to mention the sauce.  The booth was sponsored by Primal Health Consulting.

Amalfi Grill

Chef owner Robert Rose created a mushroom ravioli with a chiv-a-lini sausage cream sauce and for the sweet lovers, a Meyer lemon blueberry bread pudding with Belgian white chocolate sauce. This was an amazing texture, soft and lite, almost more like a custard, with the sweetness of the blueberry and slight tart from the lemon. Very well done.  The booth was sponsored by Alex MacWilliam Real Estate.

Stacie Renee’s favorite entree was the Ravioli.

Stacie Renee’s favorite dessert was Bread Pudding.

Stacy Cook’s favorite dessert was Bread Pudding.

Blue Agave

Sautéed shrimp tacos with a roasted poblanos, jalapeño, cilantro and corn relish and chipotle cream. A tasty taco with a kick of spice!  The booth was sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Florida Realty.

Baci Trattoria

You’ll have to visit the restaurant to figure out what’s in this sammy called the “Sophia Coppola” with a farfalle pasta salad, a pellegrino, and a biscotti for when the sweet need arises!  There was a techie addition to this dish as Gamer’s Realm had set up and offered Google Earth virtual tours of Rome, Italy. Very very cool. The booth was sponsored by Caliber Home Loans.

Stacie Renee’s favorite booth was Baci.

Stacy Cook’s favorite booth was Baci.

Southern Social

A chilled shrimp with a spicy green tomato sauce and a crispy cucumber jicama relish with just the right amount of crunch and freshness. The booth was sponsored by ReMax Associated Realty.

Vero’s Best Dog Photo Contest 2016 – Winners

Once again, back to back to back, three years in a row The Vero’s Best Dog Photo Contest is the Largest Digital Media Event in the Treasure Coast. Below are the Most Creative, Top Voted and the Raffle winner of the Jake Owen 2 Day Beachtown Festival Tickets!

In total we have 975 submissions which is 375 above our record. 70,710 votes overall and 400,000 total pageviews. Our contest promotions were viewed over 1 million times on social media through the Treasure Coast and US with family and friends.

Please thank our sponsors by liking them on Facebook. Today opens the new month of September and a new photo contest for Vero’s Best Food. Stay tuned for more really great prizes.

1st Place

Water Wings

by Lisa Poziomek Votes: 1,496   |   Views: 5,770

Value: $350

Felicity Images: A photo session with Nellie Quiros at Felicity Images, and a custom photo app with your favorite twenty images., valued at: $350.

2nd Place

Natures Beauty!

by Becky Votes: 1,348   |   Views: 5,419

Value: $154

Riverside Theatre Comedy Zone
: Four Tickets to any Comedy Show, valued at: $64. Eminence Hair Design: 1 Gift Certificate for a Mens or Womens Haircut (Sebastian), valued at: $55. Main Street Vero Beach: A City Scapes Drawing, Unframed, valued at: $35.

3rd Place

Best Friends

by Mark Poziomek Votes: 826   |   Views: 2,159

Value: $120

Vero Beach Karate Association: One Month of Karate Lessons, Includes Uniform, valued at: $120.

4th Place

Double Trouble

by Stacy Christiano Votes: 671   |   Views: 352

Value: $89

River King Cruise: Two (2) River King Cruise Tickets, valued at: $64. The Hair Shop for Men: 1 hot towel, straight razor shave gift card., valued at: $25.


Thanks For Keeping My Seat Warm

by Megz Votes: 44   |   Views: 57

Value: $428

Sand & Land Real Estate Team: 2 Tickets to Jake Owen’s Two Day Beach Town Festival, valued at: $229. Orchid Island Dog Spa: One Full Spa Day at the closest full service styling, boarding and daycare spa to Windsor, Johns Island and Vero’s beachside., valued at: $100. Curves: 1 Month Membership Certificate, valued at: $99.

Most Creative

American Dreamer

by Genevieve Votes: 330   |   Views: 1,493

Value: $100

Artistic First Florist: One (1) American Flag, valued at: $50. The Hair Shop for Men: 1 hot towel, straight razor shave gift card., valued at: $25. Chive: 1 Gift Certificate (Vero), valued at: $25.