Summer Programs for Children- Sarasota, FL, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch

June 1st, 2011

Resources and Recommendations-

I always get asked the question by so many parents I work with in my art therapy practice, “Do you have any suggestions for summer programs?” So here are some resources for parents for summer for the Sarasota, Bradenton /Lakewood Ranch FL area. As always, if your child needs support to help them manage their behaviors at camp (such as getting along with peers, coping with bullying, listening and following directions, or dealing with frustrations) contact us at (941)504-8498, we are here to help!

Art Center Sarasota’s Creative Kids Summer Camp- weekly sessions
Ages: 6-11 & 12-17 June 13-Aug 19
TEN  fun-filled weeks of art making led by a talented team of professional art educators. Each week students will explore unique themes and techniques ranging from Greek Art, creatures, monsters, fairies and zombies to Anime.  Students will have the opportunity to work with mediums such as mosaics, painting, drawing, felting, collage and sculpture and experiment with a wide range of media. Please join us this summer for one week or ten for a stimulating adventure in creativity. 

http://www.artsarasota.org

SUMMER ART experience at Ringling College-

Teen Studios June 20 – July 22, 2011:

Explore your emerging style in just one studio or sign up for an assortment.  Get serious about your creative style.  Build a foundation in basic art concepts.
Teen Studios are open to students who will be entering 7th through 12th grades in Fall 2011.

http://www.ringling.edu/

Social Skills Summer Camp at the Gap School-

Ages: 5-11 June 13 – July 1 and July 11 – 29, 2011

This highly intensive camp helps campers better navigate their social world by offering daily opportunities to practice, modify and monitor their nonverbal communication and verbal interaction skills.

http://www.thegapschool.org/

Little Butterflies at Beyond the Spectrum-
Ages 2-6 June 27th – July 15th (closed Monday, July 4th) and  July 18th – August 5th. A summer camp program designed for children ages 2 through 6 years of age diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  A structured daily program including typical peer interaction and summer camp fun.

http://www.beyondthespectrum.org/

Drama Kids International-

Ages 5 & up and Teen Workshop. Sarasota camp June 27- July 1 & Lakewood Ranch Camp is from June 27-July 1. Camps are held from 9am-4pm (before and aftercare are available). Teen workshop held Fridays June 10- July 8 from 6pm-8:30pm.

http://www.dramakids.com

Thinking Center Summer Reading Intensives-

Programs are typically not grade-based but skill-based. So when choosing an approach, keep in mind the reading goals. By training skills, grade levels increase or are maintained depending on goals. Reading 101, Reading 102, and Reading 103 reading interventions.

http://www.thinkingcenter.com/Reading-Intensives.html

Florida Studio Theatre Children’s/Teen Workshops-

Ages 7-17 (depending upon the program). Starting in June: Children’s Performing Arts Camp, Intro to Theatre, Min- Magical Theatre, Little Theatre, VIP Camp, Teen Performing Arts Camp, Teen Improvisation,Young Performers Company Write, and much more.

http://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/education-children-list.php

Dance Artistry- Arts/Dance Summer Camp-

Ages 4-18. Dance Summer Program

June 13 – June 17        Dance Camp                Ocean Theme
June 20 – June 24       Dance Camp                  Disney Theme
July 11 – July 15           Dance Camp                  Nature Theme
July 18 – July 22           Dance Camp                  Princess Theme
Aug 8 – Aug 12             Dance Camp                  Circus Theme

http://danceartistrysarasota.com

Arts A Blaze Art Camp-

Ages 5 – 12 2 sessions daily 9am-12pm & 1pm -4 pm June 20-Aug 12. Snack included.

ArtsABlazeStudio.com

Mommy and Me Dance Class at Stage Door Studio-

2 year old (Tuesday & Wednesday)

Introductory dance program for 2-yr-olds with caregiver.  Wednesdays 10:30-11am. (Also held Tuesdays 10:30-11am.)

http://www.stagedoorstudios.com
Kids Night Out at Kids Activity Center-

Ages 3-12 years (ONLY on 1st & 3rd Saturdays). 6-10pm. A safe alternative to traditional babysitting. Your child will participate in gymnastics, art, games, and fun all night long! Held the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month.
http://www.kidsactivitycenter.com.

If you have additional resources to share please send me an email and I’ll post it in the upcoming newsletter.

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