Imagine your child awakening for adventure every morning and happily sacked out by the time you pick him up from any of these exciting summer camps. Alternate outdoor with indoor adventures for respite from the sweltering summer heat of awesome outdoor adventures to keep any child 5-17 stoked for the next round of fun in Cape Coral.

1. Four Freedoms Park Summer Science Camps

Experience exciting, hands-on learning in a STEM setting.

Site: 4818 Tarpon Court, Cape Coral, 33904; 239-574-0804

Ages: 5-12 years$195-$253 (Five days) and $156-$203 (Four days)*

Schedule: M-F, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Half-day preschool camps for ages 3-6, M-F, 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $75-$98.

2-4. Yacht Club Community Park

5819 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral, 33904, offers three camps for action/adventure-loving students:

Site: Park, 239-574-0806Ages: 9-14

Paddleboard Camp, $100-$130; M-Th, 8:00-10:30a.m.; 6/13-16; 6/27-30; 7/11-14; 7/25-28

Kids Kayak Camp, $100-$130; 8:00-10:30a.m. ; M-Th 6/20-23, 7/18-21, 8/1-4; T-F 7/5-8

Advanced Beach Bum Exploration, $120-$150; M-F, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 7/25-29

Site: Pool, 239-542-3903

Jr. Lifeguard Camp – Water safety and survival, First Aid, CPR, kayak safety and paddling instruction, trip to Sun Splash Family Waterpark and team building games for age 10-15.

$125-$165 includes t-shirt.

Schedule: M-F, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; 6/13-17, 6-20-24, 6/27-7/1, 7/4-8, 7/11-15, 7/18-22, 7/25-29, 8/1-5

Camp Neptune – Water games, crafts, beach exploration fun.

Ages: 6-9

$85-$110 includes snack. Bring lunch, beverage, swimsuit, towel, tennis shoes, socks, sunscreen.

Schedule: M-Th, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; 6/13-16, 6-20-23, 6/27-30, 7/4-7, 7/11-14, 7/18-21, 7/25-28, 8/1-4

5-6. Sun Splash Water Park Camps

Site: Sun Splash Water Park, 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard, Cape Coral, 33991; 239-574-0558

Jr. Lifeguard highlights lifeguarding skills including First Aid, CPR, and using proper swimming and lifeguard rescue techniques.

Splash-Ca-Teer is a career camp where participants work as volunteers to learn job skills in lifeguarding, guest relations, group sales, cashiering, food and beverage.

Ages: 10-15 varies specifically each week.

$130-$180/week for either camp includes uniform and lunches.

Schedule: M-F, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Each program operates camps during the same hours, days, and weeks:

7-8. William “Bill” Austen Youth Camps

Two locations keep summer fun wild and wet with plenty of field trips, guest speakers, crafts, indoor and outdoor activities, and water play.


Site: Youth Center, 315 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Cape Coral, 33991; Register online or 239-242-3950

Times: M-F, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

CAMPtacular Plus

Site: Kiwanis Club, 360 Santa Barbara Boulevard, Cape Coral, 33991; Register online or 239-242-3950

Times: M-F, 6:30 a.m.-6:00 a.m.

For Both Camps

Ages: Grades K-5. Over 14 years of age can volunteer during Youth Camp hours.

$89/week includes morning snack, lunch. Bring healthy afternoon snack. Extended care until 9:00 p.m. available for fee.

Themes, Dates:

9. Saddlewood Horse Club Summer Camp

Participants ride plenty and care for “their” horse while learning English, Western and vaulting techniques. Crafts, games on and off horse, Wednesday game day, Friday trophies.

Site: Off Pine Island Road at 16111 Saddlewood Lane, Cape Coral, 33991.

Ages: 4-15. No experience necessary.

Dates: 6/13-17; 6/20-24; 6/27-7/1; 7/4-8 with parade; 7/11-15; 7/18-22; 7/25-29; 8/1-5

Times: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Before/after care available.

$225/week. Multiple weeks and sibling discounts. $50 deposit holds spot.

Wear: Long jeans, boots or sneakers. Rental helmets available.

Food: Bring lunch and drinks, or purchase on site.

Register by email, or 239-738-9300.


You packed yet? Summer break 2016 is only seven short weeks. Many camps have space available, but reserve your favorites before they fill up.