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Summer camps in Pensacola area

School's out for summer. Now what to do with the kids?

In our area, you can find lots of options to keep children busy at Pensacola day camps.

During summer vacation, do you always hear 'I'm bored. There's nothing to do?' Well, maybe a summer camp is something to look into, but how do you choose the right summer camp for your child?

If your child is athletic or needs to burn off extra energy during the day, you may want to check out Play Pensacola summer day camp at Vickery Resource Center.

The camp is June 3 through August 16.

They have something for kids ages K-12. For city residents, it's $94. Non-city, $118.

It's the perfect way for your child to stay active with swimming, tennis, field trips, and indoor gym activities.

"Every kid should at least work out one hour a day, but we're going to give kids much more then that, but we're not pressuring competition. It's fun. It's play," said Thomas Brane.

Maybe sports isn't your childs thing.The University of West Florida is offering a STEM-based camp Explore.

Science, technology, engineering, and math.

Students will be hands on with marine biology to working with UWF Archaeology professors.

Students K-12 are welcomed. Currently nearly 500 campers are enrolled but more are welcomed.

"I wanted to make sure that we had something that we can offer that stimulates the mind and make sure they are still thinking and learning throughout the summer, so they're ready to go back to it in August."

The Explore Camp has also joined the "Let's All Play National Inclusion Project."

"We are now officially ready and able and completely excited about offering camps to children with disabilities and children without."

For a more detailed list on summer camps in our area, you can click on News Links.