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Summer camps

By TIMES STAFF
Published May 12, 2007


The Hernando County Family YMCA will offer the following summer camps:

- QUEST: Teen Camp: June 4-Aug. 10. The camp is open to ages 10-15. Two field trips per week are conducted and each week has a different theme. The cost is $110 for facility members and $125 for program members.

- First and Ten Flag Football: June 4-8. For ages 10-15. The cost is $60 for facility members, $75 for program members.

- Martial Arts Camp: June 4-8. For ages 10-15. The cost is $65 for facility members, $80 for program members.

- Animaniacs - Teen Art Camp: June 11-15. For ages 10-15. This will be a week of drawing, painting, molding and working with art. This camp will be at Powell Middle School, with extended care available at the YMCA. The cost is $65 for facility members and $80 for program members, which includes all supplies and materials.

- Sports Fanatic! All Sports Camp: June 11-15. For ages 10-15. Campers will participate in swimming, biking and other outdoor sports. The cost is $60 for facility members, $75 for program members.

- Just Lift It! Weightlifting Camp: June 18-22. For ages 10-15. The cost is $60 for facility members and $75 for program members.

- Day James-Teen Music Camp: June 18-22. For ages 10-15. The camp introduces students to the basics of guitar, keyboard and vocals. The cost is $65 for facility members and $80 for program members.

- It's Outta Here! Baseball Camp: June 25-29. For ages 8-15. The cost is $60 for facility members, $75 for program members.

- Spike It! Volleyball Camp: July 9-13. For ages 9-15. The camp focuses on the basic skills and rules of the game. The cost is $60 for facility members, $75 for program members.

- Hole in One! Golf Camp: July 9-13. Open to ages 10-15. Campers will learn the three-step system to golf, including the "gold" swing, rules of the game and proper etiquette. The cost is $60 for facility members, $75 for program members.

- In the Zone! Triathlon Camp: July 16-20. For ages 9-15. Participants will run, swim and bike in preparation for a mini-marathon. The cost is $60 for facility members, $75 for program members.

- Are You in Style? Fashion Camp: July 16-20. For ages 8-15. Participants will learn the basics of what is in style and given insight into designing and what it takes to become a fashion designer. This is a full-day camp at West Hernando Middle School. The cost is $85 for facility members, $100 for program members.

- Kick it Up a Notch! Soccer Camp: July 23-27. For ages 10-15. The cost is $60 for facility members, $75 for program members.

- Water Adventures! Kayaking/Canoeing Camp: July 23-27. For ages 10-15. Participants will learn techniques essential to canoeing and kayaking, and take a trip on the river. The cost is $100 for facility members and $115 for program members.

- H2O Exploration: Marine Biology/Snorkeling Camp: July 30-Aug. 3. For ages 10-15. The camp will include activities and trips throughout the week. A schedule of activities is provided prior to camp indicating any possible supplies or items needed. The cost is $140 for facility members and $155 for program members.

- First and Ten! Junior Flag Football: Aug. 6-10. For ages 5-9. The camp will be at Powell Middle School. The cost is $60 for facility members, $75 for program members.

- Let's Work Out! Fitness Camp: Aug. 13-17. For ages 10-15 (limited to 12 participants). Campers receive instruction in nutrition, exercise and strength training from certified instructors. The course meets the Youth Fitness Requirement. The cost is $50 for facility members, $60 for program members.

- Kick It! Soccer Camp: Aug. 13-17. For ages 5-9. Participants learn the fundamentals of soccer, including passing, dribbling, shooting, offense and defense, teamwork and sportsmanship. Taught by a certified coach at Powell Middle School. The cost is $60 for facility members, $75 for program members.

Unless otherwise specified, camps are conducted at the Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Extended care is available during camp weeks at an additional cost. For information, call the YMCA at 688-9622 or visit the Web site at www.suncoastymca.org.

The City of Brooksville Recreation Department will offer the following summer camps:

- Basketball Camp: Two sessions, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4-8 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 11-15. The cost is $50 per session, which includes a shirt and lunch. Designed for ages 6-11.

- Track and Field Camp: Two sessions, June 11-15 and June 18-22. For ages 8-14. The cost is $50 per session, which includes a shirt and lunch.

- Flag Football Camps: Two sessions, June 25-29 and Aug. 6-10. The cost is $50 per session, which includes a shirt and lunch.

- Baseball Camp: Two sessions, July 9-13 and July 16-20. The cost is $85 per session and includes lunch and a shirt.

- Volleyball Camp: July 23-27. For ages 9-14. The cost is $50 and includes lunch and a shirt.

- Floor Hockey Camp: Two sessions, July 30-Aug. 3 and Aug. 6-10. This camp is played without skates. The cost is $50 per session and includes lunch and a shirt.

- Tennis Camp: Two sessions, June 18-22 and July 16-20. For ages 6-17. Beginner, intermediate and advanced players welcome. The cost is $90, which includes a shirt.

Programs will be at the Jerome Brown Community Center in the Tom Varn Park complex, 99 Jerome Brown Place. Unless otherwise specified, programs are for children ages 6-12 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. "After Care" will be offered from 3 to 5:30 p.m. for an additional $12 per week. For information, call 544-5498.

- The First Tee of Brooksville will offer golf camps for ages 7-17 from June 19 to July 26 at the Quarry Golf Course, taught by golf pro Robert Buck. Times are tentatively scheduled for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for beginners, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays for intermediate (par); and 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays for advanced (birdie). The cost is $50, which includes the 2007 annual First Tee registration/membership. Call the Quarry at 544-5485 or visit the Web site at www.thefirstteebrooksville.com.