Summer at Trautwein’s ATA Martial Arts is fun, dynamic and challenging! Perfect for both boys and girls who range in age from 5 to 13. You’ll find a caring staff whose sole purpose is to stimulate and draw out each child’s positive potentials, so they can be ready to meet any of life’s challenges. Trautwein’s…

    (SYS) summer camp will run for 10 weeks starting June 13th. In 2010 there were over 425 children in the program, and we are expecting 500 for the upcoming summer! Classes run Monday through Friday for two consecutive weeks and meet either from 9-12 a.m. or 1-4 p.m. Instruction is available for kids aged 5-18 and features all levels…

Sarasota Kaiser DanceSport offers a groundbreaking method of teaching the art of dance to children, ages 4 to16. We focus on development of core strength, as taught by world-class teacher Victor Kanevsky in 1993. With this method children attain a high level of strength and balance. The development of musicality and the ability to hear…

 Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School is built upon a tradition of excellence.  Known for its solid reputation as one of the area’s premier private schools, Saint Stephen’s provide students in grades Pre-K through 12 a world-class education that nurtures each and every child. Saint Stephen’s World-Class Summer Series offers that same level of excellence.  Situated on…

  Circus Sarasota is proud to announce Circus Summer Camp 2012 at the Sailor Circus Arena! At this high energy summer camp your child with balance, spin, twist, twirl and style and smile! At the end of the session the campers will work together to produce a circus showcase for friends and family. Celebrate the…

Revelle Academy is dedicated in giving its students and company members excellent coaching in the dance and other performing art forms we offer. Our goal is to Nurture Students and instill in them the essential principles of Self Worth, Team Effort, Discipline, Hard Work and Integrity in dance and in life and in sharing with…

  Our exciting Stage Door Workshop summer camp is going strong for another year! This camp is for students between the ages of 8 and 17. During these two four-week sessions students will explore the magic of musical theatre learning acting techniques, dance, singing, play production, theatre games, and more. Participants also attend one field…

  Summer at Epiphany! June 5 – June 29, 2012   Week 1 – Music & Math – June 5-8  (NO camp on Monday, June 4) Week 2 – The Arts & Literacy – June 11-15 Week 3 – Building/Engineering & Science – June 18-22 Week 4 – American customs, foods, songs, games, crafts – June…

    Dreams Are Free Catholic School is offering a three-week summer school program, from June 11th –29th, to children with special learning needs. The summer experience emphasizes activities and curriculum for students from first through ninth grade in a small group setting. The curriculum will remediate, reinforce and maintain academic and social skills in a structured environment. The morning session, from 8:00…

  Drama Kids Summer Camps include a unique combination of fun and creative theatre activities Each week also includes a special theme, fun dress-up days, and culminates in a fabulous presentation! Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch Programs Lakewood Ranch:    •   Creative Theatre Camp:  Full-Day Creative Theatre Camp for ages 5 -12. By combining imagination and dramatic techniques, Drama Kids campers will develop…

Are you looking for a great day camp for kids this summer? Sun-N-Fun proudly announces the start of our second summer of fun and adventure for boys and girls ages 6-11 at Camp Sun-N-Fun beginning Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Our superb facilities, including an Olympic-size outdoor pool, 3-1/2 story Hippo Slide, huge jumping pillow, water walking…

The Sea Of Strengths Academy is a school dedicated to helping students with learning disabilities, ADHD, speech/language impairment, and others struggling in core academic areas. The school specializes in providing high-quality instruction and a low student to teacher ratio.  The multi-sensory curriculum allows teachers to reach students at their current level, and systematically raise their…

    Children have fun, make friends and enjoy new experiences at Sarasota County Parks and Recreation summer camps. Parents know their children will be well cared for and have a great time. Families appreciate low fees with payment plans and financial assistance to qualifying families. Programs run from one to four weeks and for…

  Summer is almost here and The Sarasota Ballet School is offering a wide variety of high quality summer options for the very young beginners up to pre-professionals. Ballet Mini Camps are a perfect answer to the enthusiastic energy of your 4-8 year old.  This is a great time for them to try ballet and…

Make this summer the one you discover The Prep Academy during the Broadway Explosion Fun Camp!    The first exciting session runs June 11th-July 6th and the second July 9th-August 3rd. Each session culminates with a student performance of Broadway’s best in a “GLEE” type showcase.  We know that summer also means “fun”, so our…

Ride a horse this summer! Spend your summer at Cheval Centre. We offer weekly summer camps for beginner and intermediate rides from ages 6 – 16. Half-day Camp will be from 9am – noon with drop off as early as 8:30am and pick-up no later than 12:30.  Full-day Camp will be from 9am – 3:30pm. …

ADVENTURE! FUN! AWESOME! The Bradenton Christian School Summer Camp is a high energy, full day experience with before and after camp care available. Kids will have the run of our 24 acre campus featuring two full playgrounds, gymnasium, athletic fields, art studio, computer labs, state-of-the-art auditorium and media center. The camp features daily field trips…

Turkey Burgers! Ask a relative or a few friends to man the grill, and stock it with a mix of hamburgers, turkey burgers, and veggie burgers. The toppings are a mix of the kid-friendly familiar, and the slightly more exotic to entertain the adults. Pile the table high with as many of these toppings as…

Dropping off your little one at preschool can feel heart breaking. Your little sweetheart is throwing a fit, kicking, screaming and crying, “please don’t leave me Mommy!” Preschool separation anxiety – with the proper tools in your parenting tool kit, it can be short lived. 1. Say goodbye. Sounds easy, but is the hardest to…

Revelle Academy is dedicated in giving its students and company members excellent coaching in the dance and other performing art forms we offer. Our goal is to Nurture Students and instill in them the essential principles of Self Worth, Team Effort, Discipline, Hard Work and Integrity in dance and in life and in sharing with…

Dance provides children with physical fitness, social confidence, focus and even better grades in school! ReFLEX Arts offers a comprehensive dance program that incorporates yoga philosophy into innovative dance education systems to make dance not only fun, but personally enriching. The school is owned and directed by Ginny East Hendry, the founder and director of…

Become a part of The Players Performing Arts Studio, the educational arm of The Players Theatre! This dynamic studio holds classes in acting, singing, ballet, pointe, lyrical, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and street dance.  Specialty workshops are also offered for students of all ages! Classes meet weekly for students to hone their skills, and result in…

THE DRAMA KIDS DIFFERENCE Drama Kids International, provider of the world’s largest after-school drama program, offers fun and unique drama lessons to develop communication and acting skills, ongoing confidence, self-esteem and a positive approach to life. Our specially designed curriculum features original and creative lessons in each class for greater excitement, fun and full student…

Why the Y?   The Y ADVENTURE CLUB is a great place for children. At the Sarasota Family Y, we provide quality before and after school care Monday thru Friday during the school year. We have plans available two to five days a week. Also, when schools are closed for holidays and professional days –…

  Do you have a young child interested in starting dance?  Do you have a teenager who has been training in ballet for years and ready for the next level?   Are you an adult looking for fun fitness classes?  We have opportunities for all of you.   We take great pride in our exceptionally…

Brickhouse Academy is an accredited private school for grades three through twelve and offers an extensive after school tutoring program. Courses for credit are available for High School students as well as private and group tutoring for all grade levels and subjects. High School students in the courses for credit program join us after school…

At Trautwein’s ATA Martial Arts, the After-school program, as well as the afternoon and evening Taekwondo classes, are fun, dynamic, structured and challenging!  Perfect for boys and girls, Trautwein’s ATA programs and classes are led by a caring staff whose sole purpose is to stimulate and draw out each child’s positive potentials, preparing them to…

  You think that it could never happen to your family, but each year more than 800 children drown. These incidents are not only preventable but predictable. Here are the five truths about children who drown and what you can do to help keep your children safe around water.   Truth 1 Weak or No…

It is a myth that calcium is lost from the mother’s teeth while you are pregnant. However, your nutrition and oral health can help your baby.  Primary teeth start developing two months after conception.  Strive for a well-balanced diet.  A diet sufficient in nutrients likes vitamin A, C and D, protein, calcium and phosphorous is…

by, Beth Donofrio Let the festivities begin!   Along with Memorial Day cook-outs and Fourth of July fireworks, families can celebrate Summer Learning Day on June 21st with a trip to a museum, a library visit, or even a friendly game of Scrabble. Initiated in 2004 by the National Summer Learning Association, Summer Learning Day promotes…

By Kathryn Kvols “We’re going to Annie’s play to night,” Mom announces with excitement. “Your point?” her son shoots back daggers from his tone and eyes. “Back talk” can leave you anywhere from devastated to infuriated. Below are steps you can take that will keep you from becoming a casualty of disrespectful communication: Determine if…

The first years of a child’s life are a crucial development period, and children who are nurtured and stimulated during these years are much more prepared for formal reading and math and are more likely to have the social skills they will need when it’s time for kindergarten. Here are some tips when looking for…

Many of the the parents I coach ask about letting their babies cry. This is such a important issue I decided to send out a special notice about it. Neurons die – Cortisol, which is a neuron killer, is released when a baby is stressed. Disordered stress reactivity – Prolonged distress early in life can…

Ingredients: For the Tartlets • 1/2 cup sugar • 2 egg whites • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut For the Ganache • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream • 8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (finely chopped) • 2 pints raspberries Preparation: • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. • Butter a minimuffin tin very…

Swirling Mermaid Smoothies Ingredients: Cherry • ½ cup vanilla yogurt • ½ banana • ½ cup vanilla soy milk • 1 cup pitted fresh cherries (frozen may be used) Orange • ½ cup vanilla yogurt • ½ banana • ½ cup vanilla soy milk • ½ cup fresh Preparation: For the cherry smoothies, mix vanilla…

by Christine Pitts When anyone asks Taylor, my 10-year-old daughter, what she did this summer her immediate response is “I went to St.Kitts and stayed at the best hotel in the world.” In just under 3 hours, we left Miami International Airport and landed on an island with beautiful beaches, a rain forest, a volcano…

Whether you are looking for a romantic, relaxing retreat for you and your husband or a great spot to take the family, have I got the place for you. While Mexico has had some bad press lately, I have to tell you, I have had nothing but exceptional experiences in my recent journeys. You land…