This summer Mount Dora really upped its game. In addition to its annual KidzQuest summer camp offered weekly for ten weeks, the City created four new specialty camps that are destined to be even more popular.
Most of the week-long specialty camps are offered more than one week and begin at 7 a.m. and end at 6 p.m with the drop-off location of Round Lake Charter School. Due to limited space and equipment, campers should enroll early to reserve a spot. Dates and details for each are listed on the Mount Dora Buzz cheat sheet below:
Ages: 6-12 Description: The City’s regular KidzQuest camp made some fun changes to excite young campers. Each week will provide a different theme with crafts and hands-on activities planned around it. In addition, the campers will go on exciting field trips. Five weeks of this camp are already full, so it’s best to reserve now. Dates: 10 one-week camp sessions, beginning June 1 and ending August 9. Cost: $99 per week for Mount Dora residents/$109 per week for non-residents
Ages: 8-14 Description: Campers will become seasoned anglers after learning about tackle, knot tying, fish identification, rules and etiquette, as well as cleaning and preparing fish. Campers will experience bank and boat fishing, as well as receive their own fishing pole, tackle box with tackle and a Friday Family Fish Fry. Dates: July 8-12 and/or July 22-26 Cost: $125 per week for Mount Dora residents/$135 per week for non-residents
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP
Ages: 10 -14 Description: Active campers will head to the outdoors to enjoy zip-lining, rock climbing, laser tag and more. Dates: June 3-7, June 24-28, and July 15-19, August 8-12 Cost: $175 per week for Mount Dora residents/$185 per week for non-residents
Ages: 10 -14 Description: Campers that love the water will get an introduction to kayaking including instruction of the basics, as well as paddling techniques before their water adventures begin. Dates: June 14-28, July 1-5 (no camp July 4), July 29-Aug. 2 Cost: $125 per week for Mount Dora residents/$135 per week for non-residents
FIRST RESPONDER CAMP
Ages: 10 -14 Description: Campers will learn what it takes to be a firefighter, police officer and EMT. Dates: July 10-14 Cost: $125 per week for Mount Dora residents/$135 per week for non-residents
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