Family Fun Guide

Summer Camp Sampler

There are dozens of good local summer camps; here are five of our faves.

By Ilene Denton May 10, 2016 Published in the May 2016 issue of Sarasota Magazine

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Florida Studio Theatre offers a wide variety of acclaimed summer youth camps, everything from Little Theatre for 5- to 6-year-olds to Teen Improv.

Circus ARTS CONSERVATORY presents eight one-week Circus Summer Camp sessions through Aug. 11, with lessons on the flying trapeze, silks, globes, Spanish web, clowning, juggling and more. For youngsters 5-16.

Suncoast Science Summer Camp Youngsters entering fourth to eighth grades in the fall can participate here in the Faulhaber Fun Lab, doing everything from beginning robotics to 3D designs and exploring the basics of electronics and circuitry. A different theme each week through Aug. 4. Class sizes are limited.

Sarasota Jungle Gardens Weekly Zoo Camps help kids learn what it takes to be a zookeeper, through Aug. 4.

Sailing Squadron’s Sarasota Youth Sailing summer camps have been training young Sarasota sailors for generations. A great way to learn a lifetime skill. Five one-week sessions through Aug. 11.

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