Listing: sports/action camps

Published: Friday, March 15, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, March 15, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

Synchro Camp: Synchro Gainesville is a synchronized swimming team offering beginner mermaids summer sessions.

Dates: Every Saturday during July, August and September.

Hours: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $60/month session.

Contact: visit

Summer Rowing Camp: Gainesville Area Rowing (GAR) provides young men and women the chance to participate in the challenging sport of rowing (crew). Camp includes land and water instruction by experienced coaches. Campers learn how to row in both sweep and sculling boats, learn how rowers train on land and on the water, and improve their overall fitness.

Dates: Three sessions available. Rowers can participate in as many sessions as they like. June 24-28, July 8-12 and July 22-26.

Hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Ages: sixth-12th graders.

Cost: $80 per session, includes a camp T-shirt.

Location: Newnan's Lake.

Contact: Jen Figueroa at 219-0717, or visit

The Pony Paddock at Cedar Lane: This camp, perfect for the "horse-crazy kid," is designed to teach children what it would be like to own their own horse. Led by a double-certified instructor to ensure each camper's safety. Campers ride twice per day and learn how to take care of horses.

Dates: Starts June 5 with eight weekly sessions.

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Ages: 6-16.

Contact: 386-853-0615 or

Gainesville Junior Golf Tour: A competitive golf program for experienced boys and girls. Tour starts in June and runs through August. Events are held on Mondays at the six Gainesville golf courses and the two in Lake City.

Dates: Mondays from June until August.

Ages: 8-18.

Cost: $35 membership fee and $25 per tournament (including lunch).

Location: Six Gainesville courses and two Lake City courses.

Contact: Frank Anderson, More information available at local courses in April or visit

YMCA Year-Round Sports Program: YMCA youth sports available continuously throughout the year in eight-week programs with two-week breaks, during which children can switch sports. Five sessions a year, with a December break for the winter holidays. Children enrolled in the program are automatically signed up for the next season in the same sport unless they switch to another sport, and parents can cancel at any time prior to the next season.

Dates: Registration always open.

Cost: $90/season. Sign up for the entire year upfront and receive one free session. The YMCA provides all equipment except athletic shoes and shorts/pants.

Contact call 505-6073, 374-9622, or visit

Coach Ron Norris' 12th Annual Summer Runner Camp: Students train daily to be ready for all fall sports as well as to build foundation, start tempo runs, steady state runs and more.

Dates: June 10-Aug. 17.

Hours: 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday.

Ages: Middle and high school student.

Cost: $150, which includes a Dri-fit team shirt, drinks and free entrance to Ginnie Springs and a cookout on Aug. 17.

Location: Band shell, south area parking on UF campus.

Contact: Ron Norris at A general parent/student meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 24 in the Buchholz High School lunchroom.

Makos Summer Novice Swim League 2013: This league teaches swimmers the four competitive swim strokes and competitive racing dive and turns in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Three optional swim meets are included, and all participants receive a ribbon. Meets take place June 22, July 6 and July 27. Swimmers of all abilities are welcome.

Dates: June 11-Aug. 1.

Hours: Practice takes place one hour per day, Monday-Friday.

Location: The 300 Club (9-10 a.m. and 10-11 a.m.); The Atrium (hour practices from 3-7 p.m.); The Northeast Pool (4-5 p.m.).

Contact: 372-5626 or visit

Chikarakogeki Karate & Judo Kai: Hands-on training for the whole family in Isshinryu Karate and Kodokan Judo.

Dates and hours: Monday and Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (junions dismiss at 7:30 p.m.) Summer program begins June 5.

Cost: $40/month.

Location: Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE Second Ave., Gainesville.

Contact: Sensei Richard Crenshaw at 278-0631, or visit

Patty Connolly Horseback Riding Camp at Sunrise Farm: Campers learn to groom and saddle/bridle a horse, and the mechanics of riding. After a morning of horsemanship and riding, campers have lunch, swim in the pool, and then return to the horses for more riding and/or horse feeding and care. Beginner to advanced instruction available.

Dates: June 6-Aug. 1.

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (half-day pick-up at 1 p.m.).

Ages: 8 and older.

Location: Sunrise Farms, 17305 NW 62nd Ave., Alachua.

Cost: $65/full day, $50/half day or $250/week.

Contact: Patty Connolly at 226-0706.

Chris Mowry/Santa Fe College Basketball Camp: Camp emphasis is on teaching and improving the fundamentals of the game, increasing the camper's basketball IQ and, of course, fun! The coaching staff provides opportunities for individualized attention as well as group instruction.

Dates: June 17-21 and Aug. 5-9.

Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ages: 6-16.

Location: Santa Fe College gym.

Contact: 395-5548 or

Crosstrainers Sports Camp: An action-packed sports camp full of exercise and energy for elementary aged children with a focus on outdoor activities, including fundamentals for basic sports and crazy group games.

Dates: June 24-Aug. 8, Monday-Thursday.

Hours: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Ages: Elementary.

Cost: $375/child.

Location: Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd Ave.

Contact: 376-6615 or visit Online registration opens April 2.

FunFest Summer Camp @ Sun Country West: Campers participate in a variety of sports and fitness-related activities that encourage physical and mental growth. Trained and certified counselors safely lead campers in activities like gymnastics, trampoline, obstacle courses, rock climbing, swimming, fencing, KidQuest, bounce houses, arts and crafts, cheerleading, dance, and martial arts. Optional field trips and special guests are included.

Dates: June 5 through the summer.

Hours: 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Children can attend on a full-time, part-time or even hourly basis.

Ages: 3-15.

Cost: Early bird discounts available. Pay for camp by April 1 and receive an additional 15 percent off the early bird rates.

Location: Sun Country West, 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville. Transportation to and from Millhopper facility is available.

Contact: 331-8773 or visit

Gainesville Juniors Volleyball Summer Camps: The Gainesville Juniors coaching staff leads this camp for beginner and advanced volleyball players.

Dates: Sessions run June 10-13, July 15-18 and July 29-Aug. 1.

Hours: 10 a.m.-noon and 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Players can attend one or more sessions.

Ages: boys and girls 5-18.

Cost: $150 for camp or $50/day.

Location: Gainesville Juniors Volleyball Facility, Phoenix Commercial Park, 12895 NW U.S. 441, Alachua.

Contact: or visit

Junior Champs Summer Track, Field and Running Program: Program is designed for fun and fitness, while learning the basics of track, field and various running-related activities.

Dates: Weekly sessions from June 10-July 26, not including the week of July 4.

Hours: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Ages: 6-14.

Cost: $15/week or $75 for six weeks.

Location: Kiwanis Challenge Track (one block behind Northwest 39th Avenue).

Contact: Joel Dunphy at 375-3064, Geri Baham at 333-3731, Donita Burke-Higgins at 332-0770 or

Johnny Wiggs/Santa Fe College Summer Baseball Camps: Head Baseball Coach Johnny Wiggs and the Santa Fe College Baseball program offer multiple camps this summer, including youth camps and pitching clinics. Youth Camp covers hitting, fielding, throwing, pitching, position play, base running and more. Youth Camps: (ages 7-13) run 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 10-13, July 22-25 or Aug. 12-15.

Pitching Clinics: (ages 10-15) are 9 a.m.-noon June 17 and July 29.

Cost: $125 for Youth Camp and $40 for a Pitching Clinic.

Location: Santa Fe College.

Contact: Johnny Wiggs at 381-3866.

Shands Summer Sports Performance Camp: Athletes work on speed, agility, upper body, lower body and core strength during each session. Pre- and post-testing of each athlete is included in the camp.

Dates: June 10-Aug. 9.

Hours: 1.5-hour sessions, Monday-Thursday.

Ages: 12 and older.

Cost: $300.

Contact: Fernando Hurtado at 733-0834 or

The Swim Squad: The Swim Squad's energetic and fun instructors travel to home and community pools to teach children how to swim and be safe in the pool. Private and group lessons are available.

Dates and hours: April 1-Sept. 30, by appointment.

Ages: 6 months and older.

Cost: $13-$28/lesson.

Contact: 375-8080 or

2013 Gator Baseball Summer Camps: UF offers a variety of baseball camps that cover a range of ages and skill levels. The camps focus on the same basic fundamentals and mechanics in regard to hitting, pitching and defensive skills. All camps are held at the McKethan Stadium at Perry Field on the UF campus.

Contact: 375-4683, ext. 4457, or visit

Youth Day Camp: This camp offers age- and skill-specific training for younger players. The camp consists of drills and daily games with Gator coaches and players.

Dates: July 8-12 and July 22-26 and Aug. 5-9.

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Ages: 8-12.

Cost: $315.

Middle School Camp: The camp consists of drills to prepare the player for high school level baseball. Pitchers will not throw live.

Dates: July 8-12 and July 22-26 and Aug.5-9.

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Ages: Sixth-eighth graders.

Cost: $315.

Gator Prospect Camp: The camp consists of position-specific instruction with video analysis in hitting and pitching, along with live games with pitchers throwing on a pitch count.

Dates: July 14-17 and July 28-31.

Ages: Incoming nineth-12th graders.

Cost: $475 for overnight campers who stay in university housing or $400 for commuters.

2013 Billy Donovan Basketball Camps: Several camps available. Individual Camp runs June 9-12 for boys ages 10-18. Team Camp runs June 21-23. Little Gator Day Camp is June 9-12 for boys ages 8-9.

Contact: Visit

UF Women's Basketball Summer Camps: Different camps available for various ages and skill levels. Fundamental Day Camp is June 17-20 for children ages 8 and older and costs $250. High Intensity Camp runs June 26-27 for rising ninth graders and older and costs $150. Team Camp runs June 28-29 for high school teams and high school-aged AAU teams and costs $100/team, plus $20/player. Gator for a Day is on June 30 for rising eighth graders and older and costs $35. Contact: Visit

2013 Will Muschamp Football Camp: Players receive instruction at each camp on all aspects of football, including: passing, rushing, receiving, line play, blocking, and pass and run defense. Fundamentals and techniques of each position are taught and practiced at three daily sessions. One session emphasizes competition in small groups and teams. Mini Session (grades 10-12) is June 8 and June 15 and costs $45. Kicking (grades 9-12) is June 9 and costs $99. Session 1 (grades 9-12) runs June 9-12 and costs $325 (overnight) or $280 (day camper). Session 2 (grades 9-12) runs June 12-15 and costs $325 (overnight) or $280 (day camper). Jr. Gator (grades 2-8) runs June 17-19 and costs $180.

Contact: Visit

2013 Gator Summer Golf Camp: An intensive, instructional camp with an outstanding curriculum of practice, play and fun.

Dates: June 16-20.

Hours: Overnight and day camper options available.

Ages: 11-18.

Cost: $1,075/session. Day campers receive a $100 discount.

Contact: John Handrigan at 375-4683, ext. 4720, or visit

UF Lacrosse Camps: Two sessions meet the needs of different ages and skill levels. Florida Gator Camp (grades 5-9) is designed for beginners to develop their basic skills and game concepts. Campers enjoy three full days packed with fun lacrosse games and drills. Florida Elite Camp (grades 9-12) is a high-intensity, competitive camp for players looking to take their game to the next level. Campers experience the thrill of playing in the Donald R. Dizney Lacrosse Stadium, home of the Florida Gator Lacrosse Team.

Dates: June 24-26.

Cost: Florida Elite Camp is $450 (resident camp) or $375 (day camp). Florida Gator Camp is $375 (day camp only).

Contact: 375-4683, ext. 1-5400, or visit

UF Gator Soccer Academy: The Gator Soccer Academy provides the best possible soccer instruction for players in a structured environment. The goal is to provide a great learning experience through high-level training. Instructing an attacking game of soccer to all positions is a priority. Day Camp (boys and girls ages 8-12): June 10-14 or July 8-12 at $225 (full day) or $125 (half day). Elite Camp (ages freshman-17): July 27-30 at $649 (resident campers only). Jr. Elite Camp (girls ages 10-13): June 15-16 at $137. High School Team Camp (freshman-17): July 18-21 at $1,000/team plus $18/player.

Contact: Visit

UF Summer Cross Country Camp: The camp runs July 21-25 and costs $475 (resident) and $375 (commuter).


2013 Gator Tennis Camp: Students receive tennis instruction, with concentrations on skill, footwork, strategy, practice, lots of fun and friendship. They learn, improve, and enjoy every aspect of the game. UF coaches and assistants are present to provide campers with outstanding leadership and quality instruction from beginner level to tournament status.

Dates: Session 1, June 16 -20; Session 2, June 23-27; and Tournament Week is July 14-18.

Cost: $450 (day camp, includes lunch) and $650 (resident, ninth grade and older)

Contact: Visit for more information.

2013 Florida Volleyball Camps: A variety of camps available for different ages and skill levels. Individual Camp runs July 15-18; Team Camp runs July 19-21 and July 26-28; Specialty Position Camp runs July 23-25; and Youth Day Camp runs July 22-26.

Contact: Visit

2013 UF Softball Summer Camps: The Gator Softball Summer Camp line-up gives every softball player the opportunity to take her game to the next level. Each camp focuses on crucial aspects of the game taught through various methods inspired by the players and staff of the Gator Softball Program. A variety of camps are available.

Defense Camp: for ages 8-18 runs June 10-12 and July 8-10 from 8-11 a.m.

Cost: $185.

Hitting Camp: for ages 8-18 runs June 10-12 and July 8-10 from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Cost: $185.

Pitching Camp: for ages 8-18 runs June 13-14 from 2-5 p.m. (June 13) and 8-11 a.m. (June 14).

Cost: $155.

Advanced All Skills Overnight Camp; for incoming ninth-graders through age 18 runs June 16-20.

Cost: $515 for overnight campers.

Contact: Brittany Souilliard at 375-4683, ext.5554, or visit

2013 Gator Swim Camp: This developmental camp is designed to teach swimmers proper technique and provide quality training to swimmers of all abilities ages 8 and older. The camp emphasizes technical skills, training habits and mental preparation, as well as the importance of health and fitness in a structured, fun and enthusiastic Gator environment. Various sessions are available.

Weekly Camp Sessions: (ages 8 and older), June 10-13, June 14-17 and July 8-11.

Cost: $650 (resident) or $550 (day camper).

Elite Swim Camp: (ages 14 and older), June 9-21 and June 30-July 12.

Cost: $2,000.

Contact: Erva Gilliam at 375-4683, ext. 4545, Leah Stancil at 375-4683, ext. 4524, or visit

Blue Wave Sports Academy: Focus is on athletic skill, leadership and sportsmanship involving various sports each week, including football, soccer, basketball, baseball and hockey.

Dates: June 24-Aug. 2.

Hours: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (full time); 8 a.m.-noon or noon-5:30 p.m. (half time).

Ages: Second- to eighth-graders.

Cost: $150/full-time week or $85/half-time week.

Location: P.K. Yonge, 1080 SW 11th St.

Contact: 692-3007.

Kevin Maris Baseball Camp: Emphasis on developing baseball skills and fundamentals through in-depth instruction in a positive environment.

Dates: June 10-14.

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-noon.

Ages: 6-12.

Cost: $150.

Location: St. Francis Catholic High School.

Contact: 333-3575 or

Youth Soccer, Inc. British Soccer Camp 2013: Camp features the 1,000 Touches Curriculum, packed with drills and practices designed to improve individual ball control, foot skills, fakes, moves, juggling and core techniques.

Dates: July 14-19.

Hours: 9-10:30 a.m. ($85), 9 a.m.-noon or 5:30-8:30 p.m. ($145).

Ages: 3-14.

Location: Forest Park at Southwest 20th Avenue. Free Jersey with registration by May 31.

Contact: Sandi Rivera at 505-5151 or visit

Strictly Shooting Basketball Camp: This camp teaches the fundamentals of proper shooting and dribbling technique as well as training sessions to develop a player's all-around basketball skill level.

Dates: July 22-26.

Ages: 7 and older, boys and girls.

Cost: Strictly Shooting is $225 (8:30-10:30 a.m. for ages 7-10 and 12:30-2:30 p.m. for ages 11 and up); Strictly Shooting and Dribbling is $300 (8:30-11:45 a.m. for ages 7-10 and 10:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for ages 11 and up); Strictly Shooting, Strictly Dribbling and Basketball Skills Training is $400 (10:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for ages 11 and up).

Location: Oak Hall School.

Contact: David Stirt at 332-3778 or

Summer Sports and Fitness Camp: This camp focuses on personal and team-oriented activities designed to enhance health and performance in a fun and safe environment. Campers participate in team sports, individual sports, swimming, age-appropriate resistance training, fun games and more.

Dates: June 10-July 26.

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ages: Kindergarten-eighth graders.

Location: Westwood Middle School, 3215 NW 15th Ave.

Contact: Becky Fields at 275-2698; Doug Jossi at 339-1298; Brandy Bradshaw at 443-2163; e-mail or visit

Fencing Adventure Camp: Campers experience a fun, safe introduction to the modern sport whose history contains many of their childhood heros like Robin Hood, the Three Musketeers and the Jedi Knights of Star Wars. Campers experience warm-up exercises, physical conditioning, footwork and fencing skills that build a foundation for the world's fastest and safest martial art.

Dates: June 3 to Aug. 12.

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (full day), 8 a.m.-noon or 1-5 p.m. (half day).

Ages: Second-12th grade.

Cost: $150/week (half-day) or $200/week (full-day).

Location: The Unified Training Center, 809 W. University Ave.

Contact: Coach Brian Harper at 262-0184, or visit

Summer Golf Camps at Meadowbrook Golf Club: Several sessions are available for boys and girls of all skill levels.

Dates: June 5-7 (session 1), June 19-21 (session 2), June 26-28 (session 3), July 10-12 (session 4), and July 24-26 (session 5).

Hours: 9 a.m.-noon.

Ages: 7-15.

Cost: $75/session and $50/session for additional siblings, which includes snacks, refreshments and prizes.

Location: Meadowbrook Golf Club, 3200 NW 98th St.

Contact: Walter Smith 332-0577, or visit

Coach Shea Basketball Camp: At this co-ed camp, campers learn fundamentals and have fun.

Dates: June 24-27, July 8-11 or July 15-18.

Hours: 8 a.m.-noon (first-fifth grade) and 1-5 p.m. (sixth-eighth grade).

Cost: $80.

Location: St. Francis High School.

Contact: Coach Shea, 672-4864 or

Dreamstone Farm Summer Horse Camp: This camp accommodates those with a budding interest in horses through fine tuning the skills of advanced riders. Horses and ponies suitable and safe for all skill levels are available. Riding groups are divided based on age and experience. Campers also take advantage of an onsite pool and air-conditioned area for movies and crafts.

Dates: June 3-Aug. 16.

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., extended hours available.

Ages: 6-16.

Cost: $295/week with discounts available for multiple weeks.

Location: Tioga/Jonesville area.

Contact: Taryn Adamy at 494-6897, or visit

300 Club Summer Camp Program: Children create lasting summer memories in the safe, shaded confines of the 300 Club. We offer an array of activities this summer. The 300 Club also is offering new monthly memberships for individuals and families to enjoy the 300 Club during the summer and year-round. Campers eligible for membership discounts on summer programs.

Contact: Pam Bourg at 378-2898, ext. 2, or; Abdoulaye Toure at 682-4766 or; or Meegan Wilson at 378-2898 or; or visit

Programs include: Tennis Camp-300 Club Summer Warriors (ages 6-8), weeklong sessions 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 10-Aug. 16 (excluding the week of July 4). Cost: $25/day or $110/week; Basic Water Safety (ages 8 and up), 6-7 p.m. June 17-21; 3-4 p.m. June 24-28; and 1-2 p.m. July 22-26. Cost: $40/week; Snorkeling Class (ages 8 and up), 2-3 p.m. June 24-28; 6-7 p.m. July 8-12; and 2-3 p.m. July 22-26. Cost: $40/week; Water Polo & Water Volleyball Class (ages 8 and up), 1-2 p.m. June 24-28; 3-4 p.m. July 22-26; and 6-7 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2. Cost: $40/week; Introduction to Junior Lifeguard Training (ages 9-14), 6-7 p.m. July 15-19. Cost: $40/week; Water Fitness/Biathlon Training (ages 8 and up), 4-5 p.m. June 24-28; and 4-5 p.m. July 22-26. Cost: $40/week; and Swim & Fitness Camp (ages 8 and up), 1-5 p.m. June 24-28; and 1-5 p.m. July 22-26. Cost: $110/week.

Swimming Lessons-City of Gainesville: Stay safe this summer by enrolling in swimming lessons. The swim instructors are American Red Cross-certified in Lifeguard Training, CPR, AED and First Aid.

Dates: Spring and summer swimming sessions/lessons available. Registration begins March 19.

Ages: 6 months-14 years old. (Saturday Advance Stroke Clinic for swimmers ages 15 or older is also available this year.)

Location: Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool, 1100 NE 14th St.

Contact: 334-5067, visit or go to the Administrative Office at 306 NE Sixth Ave., 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Junior Lifeguarding Camp: Campers learn a range of skills, including first-aid, CPR and rescue techniques that increase self-confidence and promote safe behavior in the aquatic environment. The program, developed by the American Red Cross, encourages campers to take on leadership roles and challenges them mentally and physically. The course is packed with fun activities, games and free swim. Campers do not receive certifications in lifeguarding, CPR/AED or First Aid, but they will receive a certificate of completion for the Junior Lifeguarding Program. Pre-Requisites: 100-yard swim, one-minute unaided float, retrieve a 10-pound brick from 8-10 feet of water.

Dates: June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19 or July 22-26.

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Cost: $75 for city residents or $112.50 for non-city residents.

Contact: 334-5067 or visit

Water Aerobics-City of Gainesville: Water Aerobics is a great way to burn calories, build muscles and improve flexibility. Training in water is beneficial because it is a low-impact class that helps protects joints and promotes fun. These classes may use resistance tools that include buoyant water weights and noodles. Three classes available: Low Level Class, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Medium Level Class, 11 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday; High Level Class, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Dates: Classes start May 6.

Ages: 15-adults, 15- to 17-year-olds must have a parent/legal guardian present.

Location: Westside Pool.

Contact: 334-5067 or visit

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