There are numerous activities in Walton County and the surrounding areas for children during the summer. To submit an event, email

30A Dancewave

Dancewave Dance Team Camp will be held from 3-5 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2. Students ages 9-15 will audition for New York City Dance Alliance Competition Teams. Cost for camp is $135/week. Call 687-6711.

Summer Art Camps

E. O. Wilson Biophilia Center and Abrakadoodle present Recycled Art from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 31 at the center, 4956 State Hwy. 20 E in Freeport for children ages 5-12. Cost is $35/child. Campers should bring a sack lunch and a drink. To register, call 835-1824 or visit

Camp Rosemary

Bring the kids for art projects including tie dye tees, sand art, and glitter tattoos from 12-4 p.m. Monday through Friday in July in Rosemary Beach. Cost is $5-$20 per craft. Not a drop of program.

A sports and talent workshop includes soccer and baseball to juggling and magic for ages 8-17 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in July.

Surf school

Ride On Surf School, on the beach behind Captain Dave's restaurant on Scenic Hwy. 98 in Miramar Beach, will host the following events. Call 240-7822 or visit

• Billabong Surf Camp: Three-hour surf instruction from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $80 and includes T-shirt, goody bag. Additional days,$50.

• Group Surf Lessons: One hour instruction and one hour free surf time for 2 or more people. Cost is $55/person.

• Ride On Surf Camp: For those wanting multiple visits throughout the summer, two hour surf instruction daily (choose your times). Cost is $40/person for four or more lessons.

• Mini Surf Lesson: A half hour introductory surf instruction. Cost is $30/person.


Children ages 8 and older are welcome at Camp Showtime, presented by the Seaside Repertory Theatre, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday through Aug. 9 at the Meeting Hall Theatre, 216 Quincy Circle in Seaside. Cost is $30/day; $75/week. Sign up at 231-0733 or email Children will learn the basics of improve, performance skills, storytelling and more.


Join the Seaside Rep as they present a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience for children of all ages at 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Lyceum Archway in Seaside.

Take the kids to a magical children's theatre performance, “James and the Giant Peach,” at 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 19 in the Seaside Amphitheatre.

An original storytelling experience for children of all ages, audiences may help create Adventures In Alys at 10 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays through Aug. 8 at Fonville Press in Alys Beach.

Once Upon a Thyme takes place at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays through Aug. 9 at South Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach.

Music classes

Discover music at Studio 237 School of Music in Santa Rosa Beach. Private music instruction available on piano, voice, guitar, drums, and clarinet. Call 231-3199 or visit

Singing for My Summer Chorus for children grades 2-8 will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost is $20/class.

Music Discovery Classes for ages 4-6 meet at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through July 31 for 45 minutes.  Cost is $10/class. 

Kids' Rock the Block

Bring the family for a free night of fun at the Kids’ Rock the Block party from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 31 on the Western Green in Rosemary Beach. Moonwalks, face painting, airbrush tattoos, arts and crafts, hula hoops, bubble machine and more top the list of fun.