It's Time to Think About Fun in the Sun For Your Kids

Enjoy all the incredible options to give your children a wonderful summer camp experience they will treasure for a lifetime

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Looking for affordable summer camps for your kids?  Here are some of columnist Analyn Megison's suggestions:

What wonderful times lie ahead for children over the summer break and for parents planning summer vacations for the whole family! Which summer camp is the right choice for you?  To keep it simple, I looked for options with the cheapest prices and most convenient scheduling 

1. Summer Day Camp (6630 Van Buren Street, New Port Richey, 727-841-4560) This city-run day camp lasts for eight weeks.  New Port Richey residents pay $320 for the full program.  Non-residents pay $400 for the full 8 weeks. Ages 6-12 are welcome. The camp offers swimming, arts and crafts, and field trips around New Port Richey. Registration for city residents started Monday, March 21, and registration for non-residents starts March 28.    You can also register for partial camp. 

2. If you are currently a child care scholarship recipient for younger children, contact the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco Hernando.  You might qualify for scholarship help over the summer break as well.  Contact the  and ask your current provider.

3. Starkey Wilderness Nature Camp (727-834-3247.) This day camp costs $55 a week for children ages 5-13, but they must have completed kindergarten first.  


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