Registration is open for Lee County Parks & Recreation Summer Camp, which annually draws thousands of youngsters to programs, outings and activities at the department’s traditional camps, teen camps and specialty camps.
Parents are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible – each year the allotted spaces at Estero Recreation Center, Wa-Ke Hatchee, and Lakes Regional Park fill up well before school ends. Camp registration is ongoing as long as space is available. Registration for swimming lessons and other aquatics programs will begin Thursday, April 5. Summer camp runs eight weeks – from June 11 through Aug. 3.
If you plan to register for camp at one of the four large recreation centers, you need to obtain a family membership first.
All campers will receive a specially designed Lee County Parks & Recreation t-shirt. Camp sites will participate in countywide initiatives, such as service learning projects, fitness and wellness programs, and National Park and Recreation Month. The 2018 theme for the National Recreation and Park Association is “A Lifetime of Discovery” and encourages involvement in some of the “undiscovered” elements of Parks & Recreation departments.