By Jill Fox
The topic on every parent’s mind is what they’re doing with their children all summer. With limited camps available, here are a few new options for residents to choose from.
American Twisters Gymnastics Camp
6805 Lyons Technology Circle, Coconut Creek
American Twisters is offering limited enrollment through August 18 for children ages 5 to 12. They can choose from daily or weekly sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for $89, or 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for $104, or weekly sessions starting at $396, with discounts for multiple weeks. Prices include the gymnastics camp session, arts & crafts, movie time, gymnastics instruction, fun, and games. More information here.
6546 N. State Road 7
Dance Theater in Parkland has changed the format of their dance camp and intensives. Children ages 7 to 9, 10 to 12, or 13 and up can learn a variety of dances each week ($150) in a morning (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) or afternoon (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) session through August 7. Intensives are taught by higher-level instructors and include all forms of dance. More information here.
Eagles Landing Camp
7600 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek
For those looking for something more, Eagles Landing has become one of the most popular summer camps in Broward county. Eagles Landing offers options from junior camp, for ages 3 to 5, to day camp, to the night owls, a traditional sleep-away camp experience from Monday through Friday. They provide free bussing from Parkland.
Due to restrictions regarding the Coronavirus, space is limited at the following City of Parkland specialty camps. Parkland residents can register at the P-Rec, located at 10559 Trails End.
For the next eight weeks, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., a maximum of 20 children can attend volleyball camp. The cost for one week is $80; two weeks is $140, or one month is $250. Call 954-512-7983.
Rob Nickels Tennis Camp
Two options are available for tennis camp—a morning session from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and an afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $249 per week, with sibling and multi-week discounts available through August 14. Children ages six and up can register at Parkland Tennis Center at Quigley Park or inside the P-Rec. Visit parklandfunsummercamp.com or call 786-443-3477.
Kingdom Training is now offering outdoor elite summer training for teens ages 13 to 18, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. through July 31 for $180 per week.
Parkland children can also join the basketball training program coached by current and former pros. The camp includes intense drills, skill-building, and games to improve and maximize each child’s potential. Camp runs until August 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended care options offered. Cost is $275 per week, with siblings and multiple week discounts available. Visit kingdomtraining.com or call Steve Allen at 954-736-7796.
5678 Dance, Inc.
Parkland residents ages 5 to 13 can participate in jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, cheer, acro, lyrical, and musical theater at 5678 Dance Inc. camp. Available now through August 14, the cost is $275 per week or $250 per week for four or more weeks. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with early drop-off and extended care options available. Call 954-579-8820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A summer sports camp for children ages 6 to 14 is open at the P-Rec. Participants will play basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, practice speed, agility, and more. Camp dates run through August 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for $275 per week, and aftercare is available.
Previously mentioned, local summer camp options are listed here.
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- Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She has worked on the public relations side as well as the television side of marketing for NBC Universal. A true Floridian, Fox grew up in Ormond Beach and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Advertising from the University of Miami. During college, Fox enjoyed working at Walt Disney World. She loves living in Parkland with her husband, Brian and their two children, Madden, 10 and Randi, 7.
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