The back-to-school countdown has begun. And for many programs, this is the last week of day camp.
If you’re a working parent, or if you just can’t cope with having the kids around the house ONE MORE DAY, there are still some options available.
Showtime performing arts has a mini-camp inspired by the Glee TV show. A couple of sports and recreational camps run right up until Aug. 17.
Here are a few options:
- Showtime offers two Glee-inspired mini-camps for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade. The theme is “Pop Rock” for Aug. 6-10; and “Broadway” for Aug. 13-17. The day runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with before- and after-care available. $250 a week. Showtime Performing Arts Theatre is at Royal Palm Place, 503 SE Mizner Blvd. Call 561-394-2626 or visit www.showtimeboca.com.
- The city of Boca Raton offers extended camps for kids entering first through fifth grades at the Boca Raton Community Center downtown and the James A. Rutherford Community Center at Patch Reef Park. Kids will do arts and crafts, games, special events, field trips and more. The day runs 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. $153 a week for residents; $209 for non-residents. More info at city website.
- Three local gymnastics organizations offer camps that run through Aug. 17. Info at links: Twister in East Boca; Gymnastics Plus in West Boca; Rising Stars in Central Boca.
- Kiddie Academy’s summer “adventure” program for kids age 1-8 runs through Aug. 17. The day runs 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at 2240 NW 19th St., Suite 703-709. $200-260 a week. Call 561-392-7474 or visit www.KiddieAcademy.com/BocaRaton.
- Kids age 7-15 who want to improve their softball skills can practice the week of Aug. 6-10 at Dragons Fastpitch Softball Camp at Don Estridge High-Tech Middle School. The camp is led by the Don’s Head Softball Coach Mark Stansell, who also coaches at West Boca High School. The day runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Don Estridge, 1798 NW Spanish River Blvd. $150. Call 561-236-0938 or visit www.dragonssoftballcamp.com.
- The YMCA of South Palm Beach’s summer programs for kids 3-15 run through Aug. 17. Price varies by program. The Y is at 6631 Palmetto Cir. South. Call 800-798-4531 or visit ymcaspbc.org.
- The Woodmont sports and recreational camps at the Lifetime Athletic Club, 1499 Yamato Rd., run through August. Price varies by hours. Get the details at the camp website.
School starts Aug. 20.
- CHARLENE PACENTI