WILTON MANORS, Fla., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilton Manors' annual Island City Summer Camp returns for its 26th year with even more opportunities for summer-time adventure. This year's program has been extended from 10 to 11 weeks starting June 8, 2015, with an extended Specialty Camp from August 3 to August 21, 2015, and will be held in two locations.
The Island City Summer Camp, for children ages 4 to 14, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Wilton Manors Elementary School (2401 NE 3 Ave.) from Monday through Thursday and at Island City Park Preserve (823 NE 28 St.) on Fridays. Breakfast, lunch and a snack will be offered daily, and children will be divided into different age groups to participate in classes and activities including; arts and crafts, Double Dutch, basketball, cheerleading, modeling, drama, indoor and outdoor games, chorus, dance, free play, board games, story time and reading, science-related activities, and contests, plus a different special event each Friday.
"If you are looking for a safe, reliable and convenient option for your children this summer, Island City Summer Camp is the perfect solution," said Bridgette Pierce, Wilton Manors Leisure Services Department Program and Facility Supervisor. "This year we are pleased to be able to extend the program and offer participants even more opportunities to explore in different surroundings, including in one of our City's most expansive and scenic parks."
In addition to the daily activities, the program will include optional weekly field trips (for an additional fee) to kid-friendly locations including Zoo Miami, Parrot Jungle Island, the movies, Boomers, Rapids Water Park, Lion Country Safari, a roller skating rink and much more!
"The fun won't be reserved for the children only," said Pierce, "but also for the families because the program will include a special Broadway-themed Parent's Night to conclude the Summer and showcase what Campers have learned while attending Island City Summer Camp."
To register for Island City Summer Camp or the extended Specialty Camp, visit www.wiltonmanors.com/parks, or call the City's Leisure Services Department at (954) 390-2130 or (954) 390-2115. A non-refundable registration fee of $10 per child or $15 per family is required. Children who are registered by May 8, 2015 will receive a free T-shirt.
ABOUT THE CITY OF WILTON MANORS
Wilton Manors was laid out in 1925 by Edward John "Ned" Willingham, a land developer from Georgia, as an upscale residential community. It was recognized as a Village in 1947 and incorporated as a City in 1953. Today, the City of Wilton Manors offers all the benefits of a big city from shopping, to hip restaurants and bars, a burgeoning arts community and tons of community events, yet still maintains a cozy, community-feeling offering miles of natural waterways perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding and other outdoor activities. Recently named the "Second Gayest City" in the United States, the City of Wilton Manors celebrates a diverse population of approximately 12,000 residents. To learn more about the live, work and play opportunities in Wilton Manors call (954) 390-2100 or visit www.wiltonmanors.com.
CONTACT: Laurie Menekou, (954) 732-0754 (or) [email protected]
SOURCE City of Wilton Manors