Summer Recreation Programs/Camps



Florida sales tax may apply to fee-based camps.
Check with the individual program to confirm.

Nature Detectives at Fern Forest Nature Center
If your child would like to explore nature this summer, consider Nature Detectives at Fern Forest Nature Center, an adventure for children ages 8 to 11. Weekly sessions run June 22-26 and August 3-7. Each day's program runs from 9 a.m. to noon, with different topics daily.

children exploring natureThe fee is $75 per child for the week. Parents can preregister by phone at 954-357-5198 or in person at the nature center. Payment is expected at the time of registration. Space is limited.

Summer Horse Camp at Tradewinds Park & Stables
A young girl taking care of a horse at the stablesAre your children interested in horses? Do they keep asking for a pony? Equestrian camp is an opportunity for children ages 9 through 16 to get real experience caring for horses on a daily basis. There will also be riding instruction (weather permitting) and instruction in grooming, saddling, horse care and maintenance, tack and equipment, and other activities.

The camp is offered in one-day, two-day, and four-day sessions: June 8, 9, 10, and 11 for one-day camps; June 15-16, 17-18, 22-23, and 24-25 for two-day camps; July 6-9, 13-16, and 20-23 for intermediate four-day camps; and Aug. 3-6 and 10-13 for advanced four-day camps. Camp is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Camp fees are $75 per day, $150 per two days, and $300 or $400 per four days, depending on the level. All camp participants must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Participants should also bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a towel. Students must bring their own snacks and lunch. Space is limited. To find out more or to register your child, call 954-357-8720 or 954-357-8870. You can also register online by clicking: Reserve Online

Science Eye logoScience Eye Safari Camp at Tree Tops Park
SCIENCE - the power to change the world! If your child likes science, then we have the camp for him or her. Campers are immersed in the roles of a scientist making observations, conducting experiments, engaging in field studies, and more. By participating in fun, interactive, hands-on projects, they'll learn to explore the world around them to gain new insights and become aware of why it's important to take care of the environment. The summer day camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 22-26, July 13-17, and August 3-7. The fee is $300 per camper for one week, $575 for two weeks, and $850 for all three weeks; preregistration is required by the Friday prior to the first day of camp. This includes field trips on Fridays, along with lunch and a snack daily. After-care is available from 4 to 5 p.m. for an additional fee. There are also discounts for children who enroll early, in multiple weeks, and for families with multiple children. For more information, visit the Science Eye Website, call 954-680-7977, or email

Summer Recreation at Neighborhood Parks
Mondays through Fridays • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (early dropoff available from 8 to 9 a.m. and late pickup from 5 to 6 p.m.) For ages 6 to 17 (6 to 10 at Boulevard Gardens and 13 to 17 at Sunview). Starts on June 15 and ends on August 14.

Indoor and Outdoor Activities • Arts and Crafts • Fishing Clinics • SWIM Central • Nutrition Program • Game-Room Activities • Paw Hero Program • Special Events • Field Trips • Exercise • Broward Star Time Talent Competition • Guest Speakers

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. The Summer Recreation Program includes a free lunch. Register at the park you want your child to attend.

2014 Summer Recreation Employment flyer (PDF)

Boulevard Gardens Community Center Reverend Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park
​313 N.W. 28th Terrace ​2520 N.W. Sixth St.
​Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 ​Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
​954-357-6867 ​954-357-8801
Franklin Park ​Roosevelt Gardens Park
​2501 Franklin Dr. ​2841 N.W. 11th St.
​Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 ​Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
​954-357-7080 ​954-357-8700
​Lafayette Hart Park Sunview Park
​2851 N.W. Eighth Rd. ​1500 S.W. 42nd Ave.
​Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 ​Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
​954-357-7970 ​954-357-6520