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Camp Adventure 2013

Highlands Campus


June 10 - 28
July 8 - 26

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


How do I register?


What is Camp Adventure?

Camp Adventure is a summer program that introduces young people to career opportunities through:

  • Fun and interactive sessions
  • Games, sports, and swimming
  • Technology and art
  • Academic enrichment
  • Structured, supervised recreation
  • Program-related field trips to locations around Highlands County

Who Can Attend Camp Adventure?

Eligible participants must be between ages 6 to 12.

Key information

  • Free early drop-off/pick up to accommodate working parents.
  • Fully supervised environment with safe, structured activities.
  • Sign up for one week, two weeks, or all summer!
  • Breakfast and lunch are provided each day. Campers are also welcome to bring meals from home.

Drop Off/Pickup Location:
Career Academy, Building L
Campus Map
Early Drop Off Time: 7:30 a.m.
Late Pickup Time: 5:30 p.m.
All students should arrive by 8:15 a.m.

$100 per week (Monday - Thursday)
$25 per week (Optional program-related
field trips on Fridays)


Week 1 (June 10 – 14) – Healthy Groovin’ to an Awesome Me (Nursing/EMS)
Let’s groove with stimulating activities that engage the body and mind and help children learn about good nutrition by improving their eating and fitness habits. Water safety and basic first aid are part of this week’s groove.

  • Field trip to Gold’s Gym will give campers an opportunity to experience fitness in a fun, educational atmosphere as gym staff groove with campers on a kid-friendly exercise program.

Week 2 (June 17 – 21) Race to the Finish Line: Soapbox Car Derby
(Auto Mechanic/Auto Body)
This week, campers build team soap box cars, strap on a helmet, and lean back in the teams’ sleek car to careen downhill as teammates cheer them on to the finish line.

  • (Field trip TBA)

Week 3 (June 24 – 28) Safe and Sound with the Criminal Justice Academy
(Public Service)
Campers participate experience a mock trial in the SFSC Criminal Justice building, watch a fire safety presentation from the Office of Florida’s State Fire Marshal, learn road and bicycle safety awareness, and engage in a defensive tactics/self-defense presentation. Campers will go home with a new respect for themselves and others as Criminal Justice students, personnel, and a Lake Placid police officer look forward to keeping them safe and sound this summer.

  • Field Trip to the Graziani Reptiles in Venus, Fla. for a presentation by Greg Graziani of National Geographic’s “Python Hunters” TV show.

Week 4 (July 8 – 12) Tickle your Taste Buds with Fusion Cuisine (Culinary)
Campers learn how to make a variety of fun, healthy foods and treats. Food and menu designing with a multitude of mediums will complement the exciting creations. Campers will break into teams for a “Chefs of the Week” food challenge as we experience yummy and exotic flavors and compete for the winning title.

  • (Field trip TBA)

Week 5 (July 15 – 19) Geek Week (Business/Computer Technology)
Campers help create businesses for a new town called “Pantherville.” Students will actively participate in developing a candy and toy store, ice cream shop, theme park, police station, hospital, bank, and library.

  • Field trip will provide hands-on experiences for campers at MOSI’s Kids in Charge, Disasterville, The Amazing You, and the BioWork’s Butterfly Garden exhibits. (Fee to MOSI is included in weekly registration - Monday-Friday. Campers should bring lunch or money to purchase food from the MOSI café.)

Week 6 (July 22 – 26) Take Me to Your Leader (Teambuilding and Leadership Skills)
Meet new friends and strengthen existing friendships. This week, campers learn the value of teamwork and leadership through group activities and competition, such as Tug-O-War, Balloon Toss, Don’t Break the Egg – Egg Drop, Noodle and Balloon Race, and much more.

  • No field trip on Friday. Instead, campers celebrate Friday at camp with a water slide and more games, so bring swim gear!

*No camp week of July 1 - 5.

Community Education
South Florida State College
600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825

To contact us:
Phone: 863-784-7388
Fax: 863-784-7355
communityeducation@southflorida.edu