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By Jill Fox
For those without travel plans or a vacation from work, spring break may cause some stress – especially if you have nothing lined up to keep the children entertained.
There are a number of options around Parkland to help prevent a week of aggravation. We’ve gathered information from the following camps which are taking place from March 25 through March 29.
Soccer Camp at Pine Trails Park
Soccer players of all levels are invited to a training camp for those looking to up their game. Boys and girls ages 5 to 12 will work on basic skills and soccer concepts, teamwork and game situations daily from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The well-trained coaches promise to provide a camp that is fun and challenging at every level of play. According to Laurie Thomas, she and her husband, Roger, who have owned Soccer Academy & Training (SAT) in Parkland for over ten years, take great pride in teaching the players how to play the game at all levels. The cost is $170 per player for the week or $40 per day, and a sibling discount will be offered for interested families.
For more information, visit www.satsfl.com.
Kingdom Training Basketball Camp
The season may have ended, but basketball players can still get some tips at Kingdom Training’s spring break basketball camp where weather conditions won’t distract from the fun that takes place on the courts inside the Parkland Recreation Center gymnasium.
The co-ed camp, led by Steve Allen includes intense drills to master the fundaments, skill building activities, and fun games all packaged together to improve and maximize each child’s potential. The majority of the coaching staff has pro-level playing experience, or high-level coaching experience.
Coach Allen said that over spring break, he tries to encourage parents to get their kids away from the idle time in front of the TV or playing video games like Fortnite and sign them up for camp.
Kingdom Training Basketball Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended hours available. Boys and Girls, ages 5-16 will be separated into different divisions based on age and skill level. Lunch is provided, and prices are $220 per week for residents and $250 per week for non-residents. Visit www.KingdomTraining.com.
Art Paper Scissors Art Camp
Children ages 4 to 18 can explore their creativity through art-focused curriculum daily from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. From paint to mixed media, they will be introduced to a variety of mediums and styles. The projects will be adapted to the needs and comfort levels of all children.
The cost is $295 per week, including lunch, snacks and drinks. Siblings pay $275. Art Paper Scissors is located at 6654 Parkside Drive.
Golf Camp at Heron Bay
A golf camp will take place at Heron Bay from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and will cover all the basics, like grip, set-up, posture and putting. The camp, geared towards beginners, will be run by very experienced staff teaching golf and life skills at the same time.
Nick Cupper, who has been running the Eagle Trace and Heron Bay youth golf programs since November said that everything he does is about youth development and growing the game of golf.
Cupper, the owner and director of player development at RTS Golf Academy has partnered with Justin Cheresnick, program director for I9 Sports for the golf camp.
For more information, contact 954-479-7990 or email@example.com.
Tennis Camp at Cypresshead
For top quality tennis instruction, a tennis and sports spring break camp will take place at CypressHead. Children will participate in match play tennis, soccer, basketball, fishing, swimming and field games from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For more information contact Riki at 954-234-5352 or Gabriel at 954-825-6580.
City of Parkland spring break camp
The city will have a spring break camp at the Parkland Recreation Center for children from K-5 grade from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Students will travel everyday to great locations like the Palm Beach Zoo, the Miami Seaquarium, Jungle Island and TY Waterpark in Hollywood.
The cost for the week is $210 for Parkland residents and $235 for non-residents. 954-757-4179.
Junior Dolphins flag football camp
Dolfans can spend some time with the pros at the Junior Dolphins spring break flag football camp. The Miami Dolphins, along with several of their players will be hosting a one day camp for the Parkland Flag Football league. Boys and girls ages 8 to 14 will have the opportunity to attend a free workshop on March 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Pine Trails Park.
For more information, visit Miami Dolphins Youth Programs.
Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She is currently a Senior Account Director at Lon Haber & Co., a leading full-service public relations firm. Fox worked at NBC Miami for eight years after graduating from the University of Miami. She lives in Parkland with her husband, Brian and two children.