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Friday, May 13, 2016

Northern Kentucky Summer Camp Registrations For All Ages

Next Level Academy Summer Camp
This week was the last week of preschool for most local schools.  Only eight more school days before Fort Thomas Independent Schools let out for the summer.  And unless you’re planning to summer in the Hamptons, school out in eight days means eleven days before they’re bored!  But fear not; if you haven’t yet planned out your summer, check the list below for a good balance of fun, athletic, or theatrical summer camps for kids of many ages some of which are even FREE if you mention this ad (information is summarized from respective websites of the organizations):

YMCA Camps

The Campbell County YMCA offers a number of different summer camps including Camp Hoopla and Camp Independence! These day camps include weekly field trips, games, activities, swimming, arts and crafts, and a focus on keeping campers engaged in school subjects with centers and reading time.  Additionally, the YMCA is American Camping Association certified.  Registration forms will be accepted at the Fort Thomas YMCA branch only. Options are part time/full time and 6:30a – 6:00p Monday through Friday.

Jessica Berberich, Family Life Director, says “Summer Camp is almost here (…) we have a fun filled summer planned with swimming, crafts, and field trips. We have some fun critters and a magician that will be visiting us!”  Please contact Jessica Berberich or Nikki Boop at 859-781-1814 and mention this ad when registering (before May 20th) to receive FREE registration!

Next Level Academy

The Next Level Academy in Wilder KY is a great sports and fitness academy.  This summer, they are offering several options to keep your kids active.  They will be having Summer Hoops (basketball) League beginning in July for 3rd-7th graders.  Additionally, they are offering an active day camp for ages 6-14 called G.Y.M.M. (Growing Young Minds & Muscles).  This day camp runs from May 31 to August 5th with options to sign up for partial weeks, full weeks, multiple weeks, or even the whole summer.  Next Level will strive to improve the fitness and sports fundamentals of your children on and off the court.  Children will learn new sports and games and improve on their existing knowledge.  Additionally, they will have guest speakers throughout the summer.

Hannah Lugabihl, program director at Next Level, says “We are excited to have G.Y.M.M. at Next Level Academy for the second summer in a row! Last year’s turn out exceeded our expectations and we are happy to announce that this summer already has a good number of returning campers ready for another summer of fun and sports!”  She went on to describe their new partnership with Blue Marble Bookstore to bring additional educational value and reading work.  Finally, Lugabihl said, “We have fun activities planned for all 48 days of camp. Whether it is obstacle course races, basketball fundamentals, puzzle challenges, zombie dodgeball, four square games, or flashlight tag, we have something for everyone every day of the week!”

Call 859-291-3000 or email to sign up!

Fort Thomas Recreation Department

The FT Rec Department offers a number of options as well:

Summer Playground Program ages 7-12. Children must be 7 by June 1, 2016
$50 Resident Per Week/ $60 Non Resident Per Week
Many Different weeks starting June 6th.

Kickball, Whiffle Ball, Tag Tournaments, Art Projects, Science Experiments, Afternoon Snack and Tons of Fun

Highlands Soccer Youth Camp

Date: June 20th – 23rd (4 Days)
Cost: $50 (checks made payable to Highlands High School)
Location: Tower Park Soccer Field
Camp Staff: Highlands Boys and Girls Coaching Staff, Former and Current Varsity Players
Junior Academy – Entering Grade P (Age 4) to Grade 1* 9am to 10:30am
Camp will focus primarily on technical skills (Dribbling, Passing, Striking, Touch, etc.) Senior Academy – Entering Grade 2 to Grade 5*
10am to 11:45am
Camp will focus on technical skills with introductions to tactical skills (Formation, Positional Awareness, Player Roles, etc.)
Pro Academy – Entering Grade 6 to Grade 9*
11am to 1pm

Camp will mimic a varsity training session with emphasis on technical and tactical skills

All Campers should bring a ball, wear shin guards, bring water, and wear soccer shoes!

*Staff may move campers up based on skill level
QUESTIONS: (859) 815-2016

Sunrock Farm:

Milk a goat; work with horses. Bottle feed baby animals and wash a pig. Gather eggs and cuddle chicks. Lead and brush young farm animals. Help with farm chores. Plant and harvest grains and vegetables. Have fun with crafts and food projects.  These are some of the many things a camper can do at Sunrock Farm day-camp.  Additionally, there are special programs such as beekeeping, woodworking and blacksmithing.  Camps are for ages 5- 11 and sessions start in June.  For more information:
Sunrock Farm Camp

MartinE Productions:
The goal of Camp Martweenie is to enrich the community and youth it serves through their passionate belief in the ability of theatre arts to promote confidence, poise, self-discipline, critical and creative thinking, as well as teaching teamwork. The camps are for beginner to experienced level performers. At Camp Martweenie, they aim to entertain audiences today while educating the audiences of tomorrow. The morning session is a workshop, but the afternoon session will be performing Seusical Jr.

They have a variety of camps. Morning Sessions, Afternoon, Mini Camps. Check out the site:   Use online discount code QUICK30 for an additional 30% off.
MartinE Productions Camp

There are also a number of enrichment camps taught through the Fort Thomas School District including reading classes, math, drama, and ESS classes.  Many have already filled and some are by invitation only but check the registration site out on Fort Thomas Schools' website (here) for more information. Also an additional youth sports camp, Volleyball, Basketball, Football. (here)

So, what other great summer camp options are out there that still have registrations available?  Or what was your favorite summer camp experience as a child?  Share your thoughts in the comments below or to our Facebook.

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