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Summer Camp Programs for Children in Jupiter, Florida

by Emily DeYoung

Families looking for summer activities for their children will find no shortage of diverse camps in Jupiter, Florida. Situated just off the Atlantic coast near West Palm Beach, Jupiter's locale creates many opportunities to capitalize on water-related endeavors. From summer camps that emphasize sports and the arts to camps fostering snorkeling and ocean aquatics, summer in Jupiter offers something for children with many likes and interests.

Dive In Snorkeling Adventure Camp

Children interested in the water and the outdoors can get their fill of fun at Dive In Snorkeling Adventure Camp. Located on Jupiter beaches, kids are taught snorkeling, skimboarding and water safety. They also fish, trap crabs and do cast-netting, and engage in marine-life collection and identification. Campers explore the lush, tropical landscape of Jupiter Island and celebrate the week's end with a pizza party. Dive In Snorkeling Adventure Camp is suitable for children ages 4 to 14.

Jupiter Pointe Paddling

For a camp with an emphasis on water sports, youth ages 7 to 13 can attend Summer Splash Camp at Jupiter Pointe Paddling. Activities include stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and windsurfing in a protected cove, and pool games, yoga and adventures to nearby beaches and sandbars. Experts engage campers in marine-life discovery and a program about manatee rescue. The camp concludes with celebratory drum circle that parents are welcome to attend.

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Conservatory of Performing Arts Camp

At the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Conservatory of Performing Arts, budding performers engage in a range of theater-related activities. Youth are trained in acting, singing, dancing, prop-making, storytelling and improvisation and finish with a themed showcase performance for family and friends. Offered to children in kindergarten through 12th grades, kids can attend weekly themed camps or take part in an intensive three-week conservatory program, rehearsing and performing shows such as "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Aladdin."

Town of Jupiter Summer Camps

The Recreation Division of the town of Jupiter offers full-day summer camps for youth ages 6 to 13. Highly popular and interactive, the camp schedule includes several day trips per week to venues such as swimming, skating and bowling, and games, arts and crafts. The town also offers summer sports and fishing camps, and the Teen Summer Adventures Program for youths ages 12 to 15, whereby teens take day excursions to destinations that include Orlando theme parks.

SportsTyme Sports Camp

Children enrolled at the SportsTyme Sports Camps play a variety of sports each day, including tennis, volleyball, gymnastics, golf and archery. Activities rotate between indoor and outdoor sports and arts and crafts, team-building and Water Day. Two camps are offered; one for youths ages 5 to 8 and another for youths ages 9 to 13.

About the Author

Emily DeYoung is a staff writer for "Touched By Cancer Magazine." Formerly an instructor and counselor in higher education, she holds a master's degree in counselor education. DeYoung is also a certified interpreter of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

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