The Fran Cohen Youth Center Summer Day Camp provides children of all ability levels the opportunity to play and grow in a positive and safe atmosphere. Motivated by God’s love, our program strives to develop the whole child – within their environment – to help them grow physically, mentally, and socially.
Week 1: NEW BEGINNINGS - Show us Camp Spirit through team banners, goofy hats, and crazy socks, minute to win it games, jell-o contests, friendship circles, trail mix, wacky relays, sports clinics, and more.
Week 2: AARGH MATEY! - Have some swashbuckling pirate fun! Use maps to find lost treasure, pirate hats/eyepatches/sand art, capture the pirate flag, and survive the cannonball attacks through the obstacle course and learn about the history of SWFL pirates!
Week 3: SPACE STATION VACATION - 3, 2, 1…Blast-off as campers learn about the solar system through hands-on activities involving the planets, stars and moon. Make and eat moon rocks, create rockets, make parachutes to come back to earth!
Week 4: WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE - Join us for our Rockin’ Beach Party with hula hoop games, water balloon piñata, duck duck splash, water slides, and a watermelon contest with Luau on Friday.
Week 5: BACKYARD BASH (CLOSED 4th of July) - Enjoy the great outdoors as we partake in summertime classic games like tug-of-war, kickball, foursquare, hopscotch, lawn games, nature crafts, picnics, recycling projects, s'mores, and a BBQ bash to end the week. (Parents invited to BBQ bash)
Week 6: STEAM AND SUPER SOUND - Explore the fascinating world of science and technology through hands-on experiments including exploring how sound waves look and travel through different mediums. Ever built a bridge? We will also explore gravity with an egg drop!
Week 7: SUPERHEROES - Meet and salute real life superheroes, take the Superhero Values challenge, dress up as favorite superhero, Superhero games/crafts and lend a hand as we pay it forward thru community service and create the hero in all of us.
Week 8: CAMPER SKILLS - Calling all superstars to step into the spotlight and showcase your talents through skits, games, dance, music and creative arts, as well learn about sounds and circuits. Enter the Talent Show and show us the Next Big Thing. (Parents are welcome to attend Talent Show – check with Camp Director for details)
Week 9: CELEBRATIONS - It’s time to wrap up the summer with all our friends. Celebrate each day with favorite moments like Shipwreck Stew, Slimy Activities, Root Beer Floats, Sports Clinics, and the final performance!
Make a Gift to support our low-income families and transform the futures of more than 75 children every year. Together, we can provide quality arts instruction and instill lifelong skills. When you do, you give him/her hope and self-confidence. Keep our programs FREE or at a low cost for participating families. Join us in ensuring that all East Naples children have access to our one-of-a-kind Fran Cohen Youth Center programs.
For more information about making a gift to support The Salvation Army children’s outreach programs, please contact Martin de St. Pierre at 239-210-4013 or Robin Wendell at 239-210-4006.