Category Archives: CLASSES & THINGS TO DO

NEW South Florida Science Center Discovery Playground Opens

Like your own kids, West Palm Beach’s South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is growing rapidly. A recent ribbon cutting ceremony opened the newest expansions. They include the South Florida Science Center Discovery Playground and Multipurpose Center.

The Science Center worked with PNC and other funders to provide the opportunity for all South Florida children to access to a unique space for fun and learning. An uplifting opportunity, disadvantaged and at-risk youth will also be exposed to the South Florida Science Center Discovery Playground and Multipurpose Center.

South Florida Science Center Discovery Playground
Courtesy South Florida Science Center
South Florida Science Center Discovery Playground and Multipurpose Center Now Open

The Science Center has taken the Multipurpose Center, a gift from the City of West Palm Beach, and has converted the building into a classroom environment suitable for workshops and creative spaces. The center is equipped with 3D printers, robotics labs and computer programming spaces. The space is ideal for STEM and STEAM education and fun.

During the ribbon cutting ceremonies, educators were on hand with demonstrations in every classroom. This fostered excitement and displayed how all of the new equipment will be used. We can’t wait to go check everything out for ourselves. Congratulations to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium!

South Florida Science Center Discovery Playground
Courtesy South Florida Science Center

The mission of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is to “open every mind to science” and the indoor/outdoor venue features more than 100 hands-on educational exhibits, a 10,000 gallon fresh and salt water aquarium- featuring both local and exotic marine life, a digital planetarium, conservation research station, Florida exhibit hall, Pre-K focused “Discovery Center,” an interactive Everglades exhibit and the 18-hole Conservation Course – an outdoor putting course with science-focused education stations.

For more information on these new offerings or SFSCA general information, call 561-832-1988 or visit www.sfsciencecenter.org. Like the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram @SFScienceCenter.   


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Top Attractions in Boca Raton *and Beyond*

Orphan Jaguar from Panama Debuting at the Palm Beach Zoo

Fiona, an orphan jaguar at Palm Beach Zoo, was rescued from Panama. She will make her official debut this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend (2017)!

Fiona was just days old in October 2014, when she was found motherless and clinging to life following an attack by hunting dogs. The tragedy, at such an early age, means Fiona is unable to survive in the wild.

Fiona, the jaguar at Palm Beach Zoo, was raised by biologists at the APPC during her recovery. It has taken nearly two years and the dedication of an incredible team to transport Fiona to Palm Beach Zoo. She was formerly living at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort home of the APPC.

The effort was spearheaded by The Panamanian Ministry of the Environment, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Jaguar Species Survival Plan (SSP) and the conservation fund provided by Sea World/Busch Gardens Parks in the U.S., which provides financial support for conservation groups. The Grants Administrator of the conservation fund, Zoo Director Rob Yordi, helped transport Fiona from the Gamboa Rainforest Resort to Palm Beach Zoo.
Fiona, the jaguar at Palm Beach Zoo, is famous!

Fiona, the jaguar at Palm Beach Zoo, is the number one jaguar in the U.S. as far as genetics. The Zoo has already identified the perfect mate for Fiona, a jaguar from Quebec named Zooka. She’s also an international sensation whose genetic diversity makes her a fantastic ambassador for her species. The Emmy-nominated team from The Wildlife Docs filmed Fiona’s arrival at Palm Beach Zoo. Her story of survival is slated to appear in one of its upcoming programs.

jaguar at Palm Beach Zoo

Meantime, Palm Beach Zoo is gearing up for Fiona’s Memorial Day weekend public debut on Saturday, May 27. The winner of the Zoo’s ‘Flat Fiona’ contest will be announced. The Zoo is also giving its members a sneak peek on debut day, allowing them to arrive at 8:30 a.m. (30 minutes before normal hours) for a chance to see the jaguar at Palm Beach Zoo who captured Panama’s heart, first.

Top Attractions in Boca Raton *and Beyond*

Top Attractions in Boca Raton *and Beyond!*

Summer is almost here and as the kiddos finish school and the days get longer, you’ll want something to keep them busy! When you need to get out of the house, here are some of the top attractions in Boca Raton *and beyond*!

Top Attractions in Boca Raton

  1. South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

    At the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, there is always something happening! And Summer is even more exciting and full of plenty of fun! From the Science Summer Camp to Nights at the Museum to the Amazing Butterfly exhibit, there is an endless array of things to do! For more information: https://www.sfsciencecenter.org/

  2. Palm Beach Zoo

    This summer, the Palm Beach Zoo will not only feature animal experiences, educational programs and nights out, but they are also exhibiting some amazing seasonal event! For more information:  http://www.palmbeachzoo.org/

  3. Lion Country Safari

    Between the drive-thru safari and awesome entertainment park (hello giraffe encounter!), Lion Country Safari is a great way to get out of the house and have some WILD fun! Don’t forget about the 2017 Summer Savings Pass! For more information: http://www.lioncountrysafari.com/

  4. PLAYMOBIL Fun Park

    Top Attractions in Boca Raton

  5. I-FLY in Ft. Lauderdale

    A super fun time for parents and kids alike; check out my full review HERE.

  6. Sugar Sand Park

    Featuring the NEW Science Playground, Explorium & Willow Theater, Sugar Sand Park is one of the best hidden gems in Boca Raton! (And one of the top attractions in Boca Raton *and beyond!*). For more information: http://www.sugarsandpark.org/

  7. Daggerwing Nature Center

    Top Attractions in Boca Raton

  8. Boca Raton Museum of Art

    From the finest in adult exhibits to the fun and interactive sights for kiddos of all ages, the Boca Raton Museum of Art has some of the most interesting fun and activities you can find. For more information on what is going on: https://www.bocamuseum.org/

  9. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
  10. Boca Raton Children’s Museum

    The pinnacle of kids fun in Boca Raton, all you have to do is bring your imagination and flair for fun and games!

  11. CHALK Cafe in Delray Beach
  12. Monkey Joe’s

    A place for fun, families and Monkey-ing around, Monkey Joe’s is a ton of fun for your whole group!

  13. Bedner’s in Boynton Beach

    A farm fresh market where you can not only enjoy the outdoors, but you can also pick your own fruit and veggies when in season! For a list of what you can pick and when, look here: http://www.bedners.com/upick.html

  14. Butterfly World in Deerfield Beach

    Top Attractions in Boca Raton

  15. Green Cay Nature Center in Boynton Beach
  16. We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym

    A kids gym that is a safe, nurturing and sensory friendly environment. For more on fun events: https://www.werockthespectrumkidsgym.com/

  17. Patch Reef Park

Which of these top attractions in Boca Raton and Beyond is your favorite? Which ones are you dying to try?! Comment below!

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NEW Swim Program Introduced at South Palm Beach County YMCA

Summer is here mamas…despite the recent *bonus* cool front we received last weekend. That means swimming pools and splash pads galore to cool your kids off during the next 6-8 months of sizzling weather in South Florida! We are so excited to partner with the YMCA of South Palm Beach County (basically, the Boynton and Boca locations) to talk about swim safety AND the new YMCA swim program they just introduced.

NEW Progressive YMCA Swim Program

NEW Progressive YMCA Swim Program

The YMCA’s NEW Progressive Swim Program will help local parents make sure their kiddos learn essential water safety skills. This can open up a world of possibilities for children to satisfy their curiosity safely.

Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury. It is a necessity, especially in Florida.

The YMCA swim program is arranged by progressive stages and children are placed in lessons according to their skill and age. Within the levels, swimmers will learn skills such as personal safety, breath control and other fundamental swimming skills they will be able to use throughout their lifetime. Here’s how the classes are divided:

NEW Progressive YMCA swim program

What about the instructors?

YMCA swim program instructors are nationally certified and their training includes:

  • CPR
  • AED
  • First Aid
  • Oxygen Administration

You’ll never have to worry that your child’s instructor isn’t anything less than top notch and professional.

NEW Progressive YMCA Swim Program


Visit here for swim lessons information in Boynton Beach. For more information, please contact our Aquatics Director, Cindy Dube: 561-536-1406 or cdube@ymcaspbc.org.

Visit here for swim lessons information in Boca Raton. For more information, please contact our Aquatics Director, Clairissa Myatt: 561-237-0951 or cmyatt@ymcaspbc.org.

NEW Progressive YMCA Swim Program


Sponsored: This post is sponsored by the YMCA Swim Program. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own. They are not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider and please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

I Escaped the Mystery of Sherlock Room at Adventure Vault Boca Raton

Have you ever tried to escape the room? I’m not talking about the last time your kids drove you crazy…I’m talking about an ESCAPE ROOM. An interactive game with a theme and fun puzzles. My girlfriends and I were recently invited to serve as beta testers at the new Mystery of Sherlock escape room at Adventure Vault in Boca Raton, which opens May 1st. We were up for the challenge!

As long as we could bring wine(yes!)

Sherlock escape room at Adventure Vault

Mystery of Sherlock Escape Room at Adventure Vault

The premise? Watson has called your team to investigate the disappearance of Sherlock Holmes! He says Sherlock was supposed to have written back to his letter per usual. But, he has not heard back from him in days and is worried something terrible might have happened! Watson has asked your team to investigate his room for any signs or clues to what may have happened. While your team is searching the room for clues, however, it seems to be getting harder to breathe…

The door has been locked and oxygen shut off from the room. You and your team must find out where Sherlock is and escape before running out of oxygen!

Uh oh! We only had an hour to get through the puzzles and get out of the Mystery of Sherlock escape room at Adventure Vault

Did we make it before we rain out of air? Did we need help from Adventure Vault staff? Had we remembered to bring a corkscrew for our wine?

Mystery of Sherlock escape room at Adventure Vault

The answer was YES to all of the above. It’s elementary my dear!

We had a wonderful time working together and trying to figure out the puzzles and clues to make our way out. The Mystery of Sherlock escape room at Adventure Vault is a really fun group activity for mom friends or couples. The room holds up to 8 people.

Book by clicking HERE or call (561) 922-3881 and receive a 20% discount if you reserve the entire room

Good luck!

P.S. Thanks to April Golightly and my friend Graziela for teaming up with me for this adventure!


Hosted: This Mystery of Sherlock at Adventure Vault post was hosted by Adventure Vault. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider and please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I was given a complimentary beauty treatment for consideration in this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

West Palm Beach Butterfly Exhibit Now Open for Summer 2017

A new summer West Palm Beach butterfly exhibit is coming to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium! It starts May 6th and wraps up September 29th! Fun for the whole family, “Amazing Butterflies” details the entire life cycle of the well-loved and beautiful insect.

Visitors will experience the challenges of being a caterpillar as it transforms into a beautiful butterfly. You’ll discover how caterpillars eat, move and live through a hands-on maze. It will be filled with activities the whole family will enjoy!

West Palm Beach Butterfly Exhibit Summer 2017

West Palm Beach Butterfly Exhibit- Summer 2017

Guests of all ages can learn what it’s like to fly like a butterfly, walk like a caterpillar and avoid getting stuck in a spider web. After learning about the life cycle of the butterfly, guests can explore butterfly gardens. They are located throughout the Science Center’s NEW Conservation Course, an 18-hole miniature golf course, to get an up-close look at the beautiful insects.

West Palm Beach Butterfly Exhibit Summer 2017

Tickets to “Amazing Butterflies” are included in the South Florida Science Center’s general admission. It is $15 for adults, $11 for children 3-12 and free to members and children under 3. For more information, call 561-832-1988 or visit http://sfsciencecenter.org.

iFly With My Family | Indoor Skydiving in Ft. Lauderdale

So…I took my 3 year-old SKYDIVING. Indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale that is, at the brand new iFLY!  

indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale iFLY

Judge me if you will (try not to though), but it was one of the most amazing family activities we’ve ever done together! Indoor skydiving was exhilarating, totally unique…and you pretty much look ridiculous doing it together. As a parent, I call  that #WINNING whether you have a toddler or a teenager!

indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale iFLY

Indoor Skydiving in Fort Lauderdale: iFLY

iFLY, the world’s largest indoor skydiving operation, is now delivering the dream of flight to adventure seekers age 3 to 103 in South Florida. With iFLY, people of all ages and abilities can experience human flight in a safe, comfortable and fun environment without having to jump out of an airplane.

PTL because I ain’t doing THAT. Nor am I letting any close family members do THAT.

indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale iFLY
Sporting my LL Scene Swag. I am a smart blonde! 🙂

iFLY is a marvel of engineering that replicates the sensation of freefall, creating conditions that allow you to fly on a smooth cushion of air.

In layman’s terms: you hover over a giant fan in a big, glass tube.

indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale iFLY
Yep, that’s me!
How does it work?

To prepare for your flight experience, you’ll complete a short training class guided by one of iFLY’s flight and safety instructors. Then, you’ll suit up in your flight gear, including goggles, helmet and flight suit, and enter the flight chamber.

indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale iFLY

MBMOM TIP: Mommas, put your/your child’s hair in a low bun or braid if you can. I can’t tell you how many intense tangles I had in my (short) hair post-flight! I also recommend going for the full face helmet as it helps restrict the airflow around your head. This momma drooled like crazy, LOL! Real cute.

With the help of iFLY certified flight instructors, you’ll actually learn to fly and control your body in the air. And it is tricky! Check out these videos:

We each flew 2x for one minute each time. The first flight…you’re pretty much getting your bearings. It’s shockingly a lot of core work and frankly just feels weird. The second time, you can add a “high flying upgrade” to your family flight package and really soar! I definitely recommend it as you’ll feel more comfortable the second time around AND have a lot more fun knowing what to expect.

MBMOM TIP: After donning all the flightgear, my daughter started to get a little nervous. I told her she only had to try it once and she totally did it…but only once. Make sure you get all of your photos/video on the first try in case your kiddo chickens out of round 2. iFLY also takes amazing professional photos and videos that you can purchase for a small fee at the checkout kiosks post-flight.

indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale iFLY

All flight packages include training, flight gear, and flight time with an International Bodyflight Association (IBA*) certified instructor.

You can read all about the iFLY packages available to you HERE.
Birthday Parties at iFLY Fort Lauderdale

Did you know you can also host your next adult celebration or BIRTHDAY PARTY at iFLY?! Not to mention, send your child’s class on an awesome STEM field trip.

The party rooms are amazing and guests can watch all of the high flying action courtesy of flat screen TV’s in each room. CLICK HERE for more events info.

indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale iFLY
Conference Room/Adult Party Room
indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale iFLY
Party Room

11690 West State Road 84 in Davie

*The IBA established the gold standard for training and safety standards for indoor skydiving in Fort Lauderdale instructors. All iFLY instructors meet or exceed IBA standards. 


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Summer 2017 Boca Raton Mommy and Me Program at Grandview Prep

The Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me Program at Grandview Preparatory School is one of the hottest summer class tickets in town! Join us for our next session!

#grandviewmoms Summer 2017 class registration and dates are below! PLEASE CALL 561-416-9737 ext. 1311 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR EMAIL MICHELLE@GRANDVIEWPREP.NET

If you’re hearing about this Boca Raton Mommy and Me program for the first time, here’s some background:

Boca Raton Mommy and Me Program

Each “Modern Boca Mommy & Me” class is held 2-3 times per month (per age group) at Grandview Preparatory School and is specifically tailored to capture the attention and imaginations of children in two age groups:

  • Babies- 6+ weeks to Walkers
  • Toddlers- Confident Walkers to Age 3

Classes will include a rotating schedule of activities including yoga, movement and music– all offered by top notch Grandview Preparatory School Early Childhood faculty. Our program offers moms the chance to have their children learn and explore in a professional educational setting.

How great is that?!

Don’t know much about Grandview Preparatory School? They are an independent college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1997 in east Boca Raton. Student enrollment is offered for Preschool (age 3) through Grade 12.

Grandview redefines ‘Preparatory’ with innovative learning experiences and focus on character and values.  In class and beyond, Grandview students discover their talents, create their own path, engage in meaningful activities, and contribute to the community.


COST:

SOLD OUT- Babies Class Pass (Babies-Walkers, 6 classes/$15.00 per class) is $90.00 for June-July 2017 classes.
Toddlers Class Pass (Strong Walkers-Age 3, 6 classes/$15.00 per class) is $90.00 for June-July 2017 classes.

Please see details below on how to register for the “Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me” summer session!


 

2017 SUMMER SCHEDULE:

SOLD OUT “Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me Program” Baby Class Dates (all at 10:30 a.m.):

6 Weeks- Walking

JUNE (10:30AM-11:15AM):

6/8  BABIES- Musikgarten with Miss Jules

6/14  BABIES- Musikgarten with Miss Jules

6/21 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

JULY (10:30AM-11:15AM):

7/14 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

7/21 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

7/28 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


“Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me Program” Toddler Class Dates (all at 10:30 a.m.):

Strong Walkers – Age 3

JUNE (10:30AM-11:15AM):

6/6 Water Play Party TODDLERS

6/13 TODDLERS- Yoga with Miss Lisa

6/20 TODDLERS- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

JULY (10:30AM-11:15AM):

7/13 TODDLERS- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

7/20 TODDLERS- Yoga with Miss Lisa

7/27 TODDLERS- Yoga with Miss Lisa

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Located at: Grandview Preparatory School

336 Spanish River Blvd. NW

Boca Raton, FL 33431


Space is limited to 15 families for babies and 20 families for toddlers (per class). Please note: the “Mommy & Me Yoga” and “Dance” classes are only for children who are walking confidently on their own.*

“Mommy & Me Yoga” Class Description: With yoga as the foundation, this class will be filled with music and movement, games, and relaxation. We’ll bark in downward dog, moo in cow, and flutter our wings in butterfly, while we take a yoga journey that your child will never forget!


Please note that Grandview Preparatory School is a peanut and tree nut-free campus. For the safety of their students, we ask that you refrain from bringing any item that may include peanuts and/or tree nuts (including those items that are processed in the same facility). Thank you for your adherence to this policy.


Sponsored: This “Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me Program” post was sponsored by Grandview Preparatory School. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor.  Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated or given a product free of charge, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

When Did the Sugar Sand Park Science Playground Open in 2017?

The Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District just announced that the Sugar Sand Park Science Playground opening to the public will be…

UPDATE: March 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The initial public opening scheduled for March 18 has been canceled due to colder temperatures, which have caused the curing time for the soft safety surface to be extended. We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope you will join us on March 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to see the newly renovated, accessible playground!

The reopening will come after a week of circus and science-themed activities. These will be during the “Big Top, Big Universe” Spring Break event running March 17- 25. How excited are you?!

The NEW inclusive playground will feature new swings, slides, and an expanded climbing structure. It will allow for greater access to people of all ages and abilities. And, it will offer greater visibility for parents and children alike.

Sugar Sand Park Science Playground Opening

In order to preserve the history of the original playground, built in 1995 by both professionals and volunteers, the iconic “smiling face” still stands. They have also kept all of the names of volunteers on the pickets surrounding the structure. The updated interactive water feature will showcase various sea creatures. A new train station-themed toddler play area has also been been added. We can’t wait for the Sugar Sand Park Science Playground opening!

Sugar Sand Park Science Playground Opening March 25th

Built to American Society for Testing & Materials standards by Nujak Development, the playground will be stronger and safer. It will have a soft, impact-attenuating ground surface. This surface is also the key to the wayfinding feature. This allows parents and children to pinpoint their exact location within the playground through identifying markings.

Sugar Sand Park Science Playground Opening

I know so many Boca parents will be taking advantage of this playground year-round!

2017 South Florida Summer Camp Roundup

It’s already March and I can’t believe families like mine are already in the market for a SUMMER CAMP! But shoot, here we are. I have done my 2017 South Florida Summer Camps digging and found out there is a great option for every child whether you’re in Boca Raton or beyond in South Florida.

If your son/daughter is into theater, dance, sports, gymnastics, surfing– you name it–we have a 2017 South Florida Summer Camps recommendation below for you!


*** 2017 South Florida Summer Camps Featured Listing ***

2017 South Florida Summer Camps

 Camp Twisters

At Camp Twisters, we realize you have many choices when it comes to finding the best Summer camp for your child.  If your child LOVES climbing, jumping, running and flipping, then they will have a BLAST at Twisters.  Whether your child spends a session, a day, a week or the whole summer at Twisters, their time here will be filled with loads of fun!

We are excited to offer 10 weeks of fun in our clean, state-of-the-art facility with our professional, safety-certified staff! Registration includes the camp sessions of your choice, gymnastics instruction, healthy snack & juice each day, arts & crafts, movie time, fun & games! Lunch is available daily for $7.  In addition to summer camp, Twisters offers many day camps throughout the school year during holiday breaks and teacher work days! Click to see a typical day at Camp Twisters:  https://youtu.be/2fN3Mi1kbMs

3100 NW Boca Raton Blvd #308

Boca Raton, FL

AND

6805 Lyons Technology Circle

Coconut Creek, FL

WEBSITE: www.camptwisters.com

CONTACT: Boca Raton -561-750-6001 or Coconut Creek -954-725-9199


*** 2017 South Florida Summer Camps Featured Listing ***

2017 South Florida Summer Camps

Be Cool this Summer! Curated Camp Experiences by Space of Mind

Summer Discovery! Space of Mind summer campers in middle and high school will explore their passions and discover new ones through the arts, music, movement, cooking, fitness, filmmaking, songwriting, yoga, maker labs and even environmental studies. Our experienced team of coaches have curated fun, personalized and exciting learning experiences including Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Adventure, Farm-to-Table Culinary Creations and Everything Water!

Campers can also hone their academic skills, whether for course credit or just remediation and enrichment. High school students looking to complete their online course requirement (through FLVS or another platform), make up credits or get ahead can do so in a fun and inspiring environment where academic coaches are on-hand to offer support, guidance, organizational and study skills. In addition, the Save our City Sustainable Summer Program allows campers to become a civil engineer for the summer and design a city that can sustain itself as our future redefines the environment and our way of life.  Have your child learn and grow socially, emotionally, creatively and intellectually this summer – all while having an aweSOMe time!

Parent Camp!

When moms and dads tour our whimsical and inspiring space, they always ask for a parent program! On Thursday evenings this summer get artsy, learn to cook healthy family meals, do yoga, enjoy wine and food pairings, learn to raise a tech-savvy and safe child, and more! Most of all, meet other parents just like you and have FUN!

Babysitting Drop-In!

Plan a date night and we will entertain your kids with fun activities, snacks and drinks.

Programs for kids run Mondays-Thursdays, June 12th-August 3rd from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and half day is available from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Parent Camp is held from June 15th-August 3rd from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Babysitting drop in is available from June 17th – August 5th on Saturdays from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

102 N. Swinton Ave.

Delray Beach, FL 33444

WEBSITE: http://www.findspaceofmind.com/summer-programs

CONTACT: 877-407-1122; admin@myspaceofmind.com


*** 2017 South Florida Summer Camps Featured Listing ***

STEM Camp with Wacky Wild Science

Campers (ages 6-8 and 9-12) go on a wild adventure with Wacky Wild Science. They interact with live land and ocean animals, conduct awesome experiments, become archeologists, make volcanoes erupt, travel through space in our mobile planetarium – and so much more!

Included in your Week-Long STEM Package:
  • 5 Full Days Packed with Hands-on STEM-based Activities
    • MONDAY: Get up close and personal with LIVE Creepy Crawlers (bugs, reptiles and arachnids). Campers even design their own insect houses before releasing lady bugs outside!
    • TUESDAY: Conduct hands-on experiments and become a robotics engineer.
    • WEDNESDAY: Dive into an underwater ecosystem and meet ocean animals.
    • THURSDAY: Dig & dissect while discovering real fossils, bones, and rocks. Then, make a volcano erupt!
    • FRIDAY: Turn down the lights and digitally travel through space in a mobile planetarium spaceship.
  • Supplies for Daily Take Home Projects
  • Published student written article on STEAMCityKids.org (online community of young journalists and digital magazine written by students in Florida)
  • Healthy Lunch Every Day
  • STEM Camp T-Shirt
  • Experienced STEM Educators (Current University Students, BA and MBA Staff)
  • Camp curriculum is developed by Wacky Wild Science. We’re a locally owned STEM-based education service with 11 years of experience inspiring students throughout South Florida with live animals, fun experiments and innovative technology.

Saint Andrew’s School
3900 Jog Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33434

WEBSITE: www.wackywild.com/stem-camp/

CONTACT: 561-210-2100 


Sponsored 

Here are Modern Boca Mom’s picks for 2017 South Florida Summer Camps:

Waves Surf Academy

Waves Surf Academy and The City of Delray Beach Surf Camp runs on select weekends, spring & summer dates. The spring break camp program is March 20th – March 24th. The summer camp program is from June – August. The surf camp is Monday though Friday from 9:00 a.m -2:30 p.m. We offer both daily and weekly camp rates. The camp offers a surf program to meet everyone’s needs. Whether you have never surfed before and always dreamed of learning or if you just want to improve your existing skills, we have the coaching that will enable you to reach your goals.

Anchor Park

340 South Ocean Boulevard

Delray Beach, FL 33444

WEBSITE: http://wavessurfacademy.com/

CONTACT: Eric Dernick at 561-843-0481


Organic Movements Dance School Summer Dance Intensives

Organic Movements Dance School in East Boca Raton offers both a ½ Day Summer Dance Intensive for students ages 3+ (students must be 3 by January 1, 2017) as well as their traditional Full-Day Dance Intensive for students ages 7 – 18. Both programs are taught in their state of the art, professionally appointed 5,200 sq ft facilities, which feature an in-house performance space, sprung floor, full-length mirrors, sound systems, kitchen and dressing rooms. Each 3 week Session culminates in a performance review on the last Friday of the session at 4:00pm (12:00pm for the 1/2 Day Intensive students).

Dance Intensive Details

The ½ Day Dance Intensive runs M – F from 8:30am – 12:00pm. Students are introduced to foundational technique in an array of genres of dance, creative movement and performance arts, including: Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Creative Movement, Acro/Tumbling, Prop-Making, and music.

Students enrolled in the Full-Day Dance Intensive are placed according to technique level. Each morning is devoted to technical training, and afternoons are comprised of choreography as well as strength & conditioning training. The programs strongest focus is on classical ballet, yet each session will also focus on introducing, exposing and educating students in different dance disciplines to help create well-rounded dancers. Intermediate and Advanced level students’ training is reinforced through pointe/pre-pointe and classical variations. Additional genres of training vary by session, but include: Modern, Jazz, Broadway Dance, Contemporary and Lyrical.

2400 NW Boca Raton Blvd., Suite 12

Boca Raton, FL 33431

WEBSITE: www.organicmovements.com 

CONTACT: 561-395-6111; hello@organicmovements.com


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TeachGeek’s 3D Printing Summer Tech Program!
TeachGeek’s Student Tech Programs are programs for students ranging from ages 7 & up that are offered throughout the year to keep students engaged in learning technology. Each program is specifically designed to enable kids and young adults to utilize their free time wisely. They can advance their technical knowledge skill set outside conventional educational curriculum, while keeping entertained and still having fun! 3D Printing & CAD programs are the key to creating an amazing idea & making it come to life! Come join us and learn about this innovative, cool technology in a fun, hands-on learning environment!
• Learn 3D Modeling and CAD Designing Skills!
• Gain Critical Thinking and Troubleshooting Skills!
• Improve team building skills through product development!
• Watch your ideas come alive right before your eyes!
• Work together to complete a project at the end that will be donated for a good cause!
TeachGeek’s mission is to offer anyone who wants to learn the world of technology a place to do so. With a tailored learning experience in your own home or place of comfort, TeachGeek is there to help assist with any of your technological needs. TeachGeek’s supports and promotes awareness in STEAM education, and emerging technologies behind them. We aspire to create an opportunity for children of the future to expand the mind, be creative, and come up with something innovative that can change our world!

Grandview Preparatory School

336 Spanish River Blvd. NW

Boca Raton, FL 33431

WEBSITE: www.teachgeek.co

CONTACT: 561-336-0368; falon@teachgeek.co


Boca Raton Therapeutic Summer Camp

If your child has mild to moderate therapeutic needs that may benefit from the tools of therapy and fun and playful activities directed by licensed mental health professionals, then this 2017 South Florida summer camp is for you!

Designed for kids PK-5th grade, morning sessions are available from 9:00 a.m.-Noon. Weekly dates are available 6/5-6/26 and 7/10-7/31. $400 per week.

6971 N. Federal Hwy. #301

Boca Raton, FL 33487

WEBSITE: www.mysouljunkie.com 

CONTACT: 954-892-8603; jenniferbishoplmhc@gmail.com


Summer was Made for Adventure at the South Florida Science Center

Summer is made for adventure! Perfect for young scientists ages 4-14, each exciting week of camp offers hands-on exploration on a variety of topics in science, engineering and technology. The days are packed with interactive lessons, daring laboratories, themed crafts, and outdoor activities led by our expert Science Educators. Themes include Seaside Science, Underwater Robotics, MinecraftEDU: Xtreme and many more!

Additional 2017 South Florida Summer Camps information: Camps run from June 5th to August 11th Mon.-Fri. from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with before & aftercare available from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. These camps are also offered at our Jupiter satellite location, STEM Studio.

4801 Dreher Trail N.

West Palm Beach, FL 33405

WEBSITE:  www.sfsciencecenter.org/camp

CONTACT: 561-832-2026; programs@sfsciencecenter.org


Super Stars Summer Camp

At Super Stars, your child will learn the fundamental skills of sports through a variety of games. Children will engage in recreation and fitness activities, which will enhance their strength and motor skills. Activities include swimming, soccer, basketball, water slides, kickball, relay races, color war, obstacle courses, bounce houses, team challenges and much more!

Sports, fun and activities in Boca Raton at Loggers’ Run Middle School. Super Stars is entering their 14th year of providing fun for children grades k-6. This unique camp concept offers sports and activities in an environment that promotes FUN, fitness, health and sportsmanship. This non-travel camp for ages 4 to 12 keeps your child safe and active throughout the day.

Loggers’ Run Middle School

11584 W Palmetto Park Rd.

Boca Raton, FL 33428

WEBSITE: www.SuperStarsCamp.com

REGISTRATION LINK: https://fs7.formsite.com/superstarscamp/2017Summer/index.html

CONTACT: 954-444-8548; supercamp@att.net


Sugar Sand Park Summer Camp

This summer children ages 5-16 have an incredible number of full and half-day camp options at Sugar Sand Park Community Center! Engaging programs range from rock music to robotics, drama to film, Explorium science to fitness, art to yoga, writing and more!  And for working parents, the Community Center offers an extended afternoon option to 5:30 p.m.

The Community Center’s specialty programs offer parents and kids quality programs by popular instructors like Director’s Cut Film Workshops, Mad Science of Palm Beach, Happy Sunshine Yoga, Curtain Call Playhouse and Sugar Sand Park’s Children Science Explorium. Programs will run weekly June 5 through August 11 and with some multi-week options for the more in-depth advanced programs.  Space is limited. Registration is now open and can be done in person at the Community Center or online for households with an existing online account. The Community Center is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m..- 10:00 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Sunday and holidays 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

Sugar Sand Park Community Center/ 300 S. Military Trail

Boca Raton, FL 33486

WEBSITE: www.sugarsandpark.org

CONTACT: 561-347-3900


iD Tech Camps

iD Tech Camps is a summer technology program for students ages 7-17 with 180 locations across the US including 6 in Florida. We offer courses in programming, video game design, robotics, cryptography, 3D modeling/printing, filmmaking, photography, and more. These weeklong day and overnight summer camps include hands-on, personalized technology instruction and a variety of fun summer camp activities. iD Tech courses are led by tech-savvy staff in a dynamic, pressure-free learning environment. Our goal is to help our kids gain a love of learning through building critical 21st-century STEM skills, and have fun while doing it.

2017 South Florida Summer Camps Locations Include: Florida Atlantic University, Pine Crest- Fort Lauderdale, & University of Miami

WEBSITE: Learn More and Register at: www.iDTech.com

CONTACT: 408-871-3748


Showtime Performing Arts Theatre Summer Camp 2017

Audition, Act, Sing, Dance and Perform! Offering 10 exciting weeks, June 5th – August 11th. Attend all sessions or just parts of the summer. Learn and fine-tune your performance skills from the very best Theatre Professionals South Florida has to offer! Now in our 11th year in the beautiful Royal Palm Plaza, Downtown Boca Raton, we have been voted Best Academic/Arts Program in Palm Beach County and Best Children’s Theatre in South Florida! Open year-round, we produce and perform over 20 family musicals per year in our intimate theater and teaching studios.

General camp hours are 9am-3pm with early and after care options from 8am-6pm featuring sessions for ages 3 through teens. Tuition begins at $300 + call for discounts. Dance, acting and voice classes after camp only $10 per class (normally $20)!  Voted “Best Summer Camp” and sold out 10 years in a row! Don’t be left out!

503 SE Mizner Blvd.

Boca Raton

WEBSITE: For details, discounts and registration, visit our website www.showtimeboca.com 

CONTACT: 561-394-2626


2017 Summer Camp at J&D Cakes!

Have your kids spend their summer with Food Network’s Cake Wars Champions Joel and Daniela! J&D will teach your kids how to bake and decorate cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and cookies in a fun and exciting way.

Class size is limited to 10 campers per day, so don’t wait until the last minute to sign up! Camp starts June 27.

280 N. Dixie Highway, #4

Boca Raton

WEBSITE: For details, discounts and registration, visit our website http://www.jdcakesonline.com/summercamp.html

CONTACT: 561-569-1860


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