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Summer camps across Southwest Florida

When it comes to signing your kids up for summer camp, there are usually many options. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, many camps are changing the way they operate. Some are just doing virtual camp while others are waiting until later in the summer.

So we went ahead and called around to see who is open and what they are doing to make sure your kids are safe.

Who is open?

Lee County

Lee County Parks & Recreation summer camp plans continue to be finalized; camp will begin June 15. At this time, no new registration is being accepted. Parks staff booked more than 3,000 camp reservations when the 2020 camp registration opened in February.

Announcements about camp, county operations and other information will be forthcoming; check leegov.com/covid-19 or the Lee County Government Facebook page.

Cape Coral Summer Camp: Registration began May 12. Tentatively, summer camp for children entering kindergarten through 8th grade will begin June 15. Changes include no field trips, smaller groups and increased disinfecting and sanitation. The camper to instructor ratio will be 9 to 1.

Collier County

There will be a 9 to 1 camper to counselor ratio. They’ve organized activities with social distancing, no field trips, and will have temperature checks for counselors and campers. Camp is limited to full summer enrollment only to limit contact between different people. Cleaning will be done on an ongoing basis throughout the day. There will be no before or after care.

Online Registration ONLY for all Collier County Parks and Recreation Summer Camps is available by logging onto collierparks.com to access the “Browse & Register for Activities” search.

Elementary School Day Camp is for children in grades K through 5 (must be age 5 by Sept. 1) and Middle School Day Camp is for children entering grades 6 through 8.

Day Camps will run from June 8 through Aug. 7 (Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) The cost is $600 ($66/week paid in four payments of $150). Siblings are offered a 10% discount ($60/week paid in four payments of $135).

Elementary School Day Camp locations:

Adaptive Inclusive Recreation – Activity #18902
Phone: (239) 252-4184
Address: 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd. Naples, FL 34116

Donna Fiala Eagle Lakes Community Park – Activity #18625
Phone: (239) 252-3527
Address: 11565 Tamiami Trail E Naples, FL 34113

East Naples Community Park – Activity #18593
Phone: (239) 252-4414
Address: 3500 Thomasson Dr. Naples, FL 34112

Golden Gate Community Center – Activity #18750
Phone: (239) 252-4180
Address: 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy. Naples, FL 34116

Immokalee Community Park – Activity #18857
Phone: (239) 252-4449
Address: 321 N. 1st St. Immokalee, FL 34142

Immokalee South Park – Activity #19090
Phone: (239) 252-4677
Address: 418 School Dr. Immokalee, FL 34142

Max A. Hasse Jr. Community Park – Activity #18369
Phone: (239) 252-4200
Address: 3390 Golden Gate Blvd. W. Naples, FL 34120

North Collier Regional Park Low Ratio Camp – Activity # 19054
Phone: (239) 252-4180
Address: 15000 Livingston Rd. Naples, FL 34109

Veterans Community Park – Activity #18637
Phone: (239) 252-4682
Address: 1895 Veterans Park Dr. Naples, FL 34109

Vineyards Community Park – Activity #18321
Phone: (239) 252-4105
Address: 6231 Arbor Blvd. W., Naples, FL 34119

Middle School Day Camp Locations:

Golden Gate Community Center – Activity #18770
Phone: (239) 252-4180
Address: 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy. Naples, FL 34116

North Collier Regional Park – Activity # 18638
Phone: (239) 252-4000
Address: 15000 Livingston Rd., Naples, FL 34109

Specialty Camps & Locations:

Orange You Glad You Play Soccer Camp at Veterans Community Park $99/Session

  • Jun 8 – Jun 12 Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:00am – Activity #18586
  • Jun 15-Jun 19 Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:00am – Activity #18587
  • Jun 22-Jun 26 Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:00am – Activity #18835
  • Jun 29-Jul 3 Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:00am – Activity #18836
  • Jul 6-Jul 10 Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:00am – Activity #18841
  • Jul 13-Jul 17 Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:00am – Activity #18842
  • Jul 20-Jul 24 Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:00am – Activity #18843
  • Jul 27-Jul 31 Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:00am – Activity #18844

Phone: (239) 252-4682
Address: 1895 Veterans Park Dr. Naples, FL 34109

Pee Wee All Sports Camp at Vineyards Community Park $50/Session

  • Jun 22-Jun 26 Mon-Fri 9:00am-9:45am – Activity #18491
  • Jul 6-Jul 10 Mon-Fri 9:00am-9:45am – Activity #18492
  • Jul 13-Jul 17 Mon-Fri 9:00am-9:45am – Activity #18493
  • Jul 20-Jul 24 Mon-Fri 9:00am-9:45am – Activity #18494

Phone: (239) 252-4105
Address: 6231 Arbor Blvd. W., Naples, FL 34119

Pee Wee Soccer Camp at Vineyards Community Park $50/Session

  • Jun 22-Jun 26 Mon-Fri 9:00am-9:45am – Activity #18495
  • Jul 6-Jul 10 Mon-Fri 9:00am-9:45am – Activity #18496
  • Jul 13-Jul 17 Mon-Fri 9:00am-9:45am – Activity #18497
  • Jul 20-Jul 24 Mon-Fri 9:00am-9:45am – Activity #18498

Phone: (239) 252-4105
Address: 6231 Arbor Blvd. W., Naples, FL 34119

Sailing Camp at Sugden Regional Park $175/Session

  • Jun 8-Jun 12 Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm – Activity #18923
  • Jun 15-Jun 19 Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm – Activity #18924
  • Jun 22-Jun 26 Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm – Activity #18925
  • Jul 13-Jul 17 Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm – Activity #18927
  • Jul 20-Jul 24 Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm – Activity #18928
  • Jul 27-Jul 31 Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm – Activity #18929
  • Aug 3-Aug 7 Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm – Activity #18930

Phone: (239) 580-9117
Address: 4284 Avalon Dr., Naples, FL 34112

Skiing Camp at Sugden Regional Park $225/Session

  • Jun 8-Jun 12 Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm – Activity #18923
  • Jun 15-Jun 19 Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm – Activity #18924
  • Jun 22-Jun 26 Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm – Activity #18925
  • Jul 13-Jul 17 Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm – Activity #18927
  • Jul 20-Jul 24 Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm – Activity #18928
  • Jul 27-Jul 31 Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm – Activity #18929
  • Aug 3-Aug 7 Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm – Activity #18930

Phone: (239) 580-9117
Address: 4284 Avalon Dr., Naples, FL 34112

Sports Camp at North Collier Regional Park $100/Session

  • Jun 8-Jun 12 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:30pm – Activity #18953
  • Jun 15-Jun 19 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:30pm – Activity #18957
  • Jun 22-Jun 26 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:30pm – Activity #18959
  • Jun 29-Jul 3 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:30pm – Activity #18961
  • Jul 6-Jul 10 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:30pm – Activity #18963
  • Jul 13-Jul 17 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:30pm – Activity #18965
  • Jul 20-Jul 24 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:30pm – Activity #18969
  • Jul 27-Jul 31 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:30pm – Activity #18969
  • Aug 3-Aug 7 Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:30pm – Activity #18971

Phone: (239) 252-4089
Address: 15000 Livingston Rd., Naples, FL 34109

Tennis Camp at Vineyards Community Park $115/Session

  • Jun 8-Jun 12 Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:00pm – Activity #18437
  • Jun 22-Jul 3 Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:00pm – Activity #18462

Phone: (239) 252-4105
Address: 6231 Arbor Blvd. W., Naples, FL 34119

Tennis Camp at Veterans Community Park $115/Session

  • Jun 15-Jun 19 Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:00pm – Activity #18461
  • Jun 30-Jul 3 Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:00pm – Activity #18438

Phone: (239) 252-4682
Address: 1895 Veterans Park Dr. Naples, FL 34109

Charlotte County

Charlotte County will be offering summer camps at five locations. We do not have details on dates at this time. Check the website CharlotteCountyFL.gov and click News for updates.

Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches: Overnight camp. They have already cut capacity in half and pushed back the start of camp to the end of June. A temperature check will be conducted daily. The camp is free to children ages 10 to 15, but you must apply and be accepted.

Hendry County

Hendry LaBelle Recreation Board Summer Camps


Other Camps

YMCA- Lee, Collier counties: Camp will begin June 8. Reduced size of camp, 9 to 1 camper to counselor ratio. They will be taking the temperatures of counselors and campers, staff will wear masks and gloves, no field trips for month of June. Games and activities that encourage social distancing.

If we find that a person (staff or child) tests positive for COVID-19, we would notify all parents and ask them to pick up their children within 30 minutes, close the site 48 hours, do a cleanse of the facility to sanitize and reopen once we feel the facility is safe. If a child is exhibiting potential symptoms, we will isolate them from the rest of the group and ask the parents to pick them up. WE would require a clear test from the parents before allowing the child to return.

Full steam Ahead (Naples, Fort Myers): They’ve been doing social distance learning spaces. They just opened a location in Fort Myers so there are only four kids enrolled at the time of publishing.

Kids will need to take temperature checks, staff is wearing masks and gloves. Kids will be doing activities such as robotics, 3-D printing, gaming, and other things that can be done at a distance all while being fun and educational for kids.

Boys and Girls Club Collier County: A typical summer would see more than 1,000 children enrolled between their clubs in Naples and Immokalee. This summer, they anticipate 160 children between both clubs at reopening.

If the CDC allows for larger group size numbers, they potentially could work with additional children, but anticipate being able to have in-club services for between 20-25% of their students this summer.

They will continue to add to virtual programming for those children at home, and are working with clubs from around the state to develop a state-wide summer-long online scavenger hunt competition.

Florida Rep EducationVirtual. Each day students will log on to join dozens of others in their age group to learn the songs, dances, and characters of each Summer Intensive. There will be Virtual Footloose and Virtual Frozen as students learn their favorite numbers of the show such as “Hear It for the Boys” and “Let it Go.”

Sanibel Sea School As a science-based organization, they are following the CDC’s guidelines on gatherings and regional infection rates. Adhering to these recommendations and exercising an abundance of caution, they will not be holding their regular, in-person camps for the month of June.

“However, we are excited to see your kids again and we will still offer meaningful, remote engagement for your children during our Phase 1 reopening of Sanibel Sea School on June 1st. We are planning a half-day, in-person camp for the second half of summer that will get us together, and in the field, but safely. Of course, we still have to wait a bit longer before we can commit to our Phase 2 reopening, we believe that we will have the clarity to give more details before June 15th. “

J.N Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge: Virtual program

Grace Community School- Collier, Lee counties.

Conservancy of SWFL– canceled but has virtual programs.

SWFL Little Leaves Science Camp not having camp this year.

FGCU Summer Camp: Canceled for now, but urged to check back later.

Sports CLUB Naples – $127 a week, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., online registration only.

Fair Play Indoor Soccer – $150 a week, camps begin June 1. Info/registration here.

Ostego Bay Marine Science Center – camps begin June 8. Info/registration here.

Bishop Verot Viking Cheer Summer Camp – runs from July 6-10. Info/registration here.

If you have an organization you would like to be considered for the list, email [email protected].


Safety questions to ask before you go:

Provided by Bob Hawkes, Program Director of the Physician Assistant Program at FGCU:

  • Are staff and campers screened daily? Do they have their temperature taken? Are they asked about recent illnesses and history of exposure to COVID-19?
  • Does the facility promoting handwashing and wearing of face masks?
  • Are hand sanitizers available for staff and campers?
  • Are staff and campers required to wear masks?
  • What is the cleaning and sanitization policy for the camp?
  • How often are equipment and facilities cleaned?
  • How will the facility adapt to 6’ physical distancing?
  • What is the policy if staff or camper become ill or present with symptoms? Will I be notified?
Reporter:Dannielle Garcia
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