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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – JaxParks summer camps have openings available on a first-come, first-served basis for kids ages 4 through 17 with emphasis on enrichment activities, sports and aquatics.

Enrichment camps for ages 6 through 12 offer a unique blend of education and recreation with offsite trips to local destinations such as the Jacksonville Zoo and Museum of Science and History. Campers also engage in a diverse mix of activities including creating mold terrariums and bird feeders while learning about local ecosystems and wildlife, playing Elbow Tag while learning about the human body and being active, experimenting with programs like the Energy Detectives, the Transparent Egg, Crystal Creations and Making Music with Water while using math and science skills. Sports and art activities are also included.

Kids Kamp for ages 4 and 5 encourages youngsters to explore their imaginations, while learning, keeping active and developing social interaction skills. Teen Camp for ages 13 to 17 introduces youth to a variety of career fields ranging from U.S. Military to Animal Control while spotlighting professional etiquette for interviews and other important life skills. Specialized sports camps for ages 6 to 14 include basketball, volleyball, soccer and tennis.

Aquatics camps for ages 9 through 15 emphasize water safety while engaging participants in activities for both pool and ocean. Ocean Camp participants take to the waves for surfing while developing coordination and balance skills, create sand castle art while learning proportions, consistencies and the importance of teamwork and meet some of the smaller inhabitants of Northeast Florida’s beaches while learning about the shoreline ecosystem. Junior Lifeguard Camp participants engage in a variety of pool activities that emphasize rescue techniques and first aid.

Most summer camps are offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning June 25. Extended day is available at most locations. Enrichment camp fees are $75 per two-week session. Other camp fees vary. Convenient online registration is available.

For more information, visit www.jaxparks.com and select the summer camp link, or visit the following links directly:

Camp programs, locations and fees:  http://www.coj.net/Departments/Recreation-and-Community-Services/Recreat...

How to register: http://www.coj.net/Departments/Recreation-and-Community-Services/Recreat...

Information is also available at (904) 630-CITY (2489).

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