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The REP Theatre

Free summer activities for all ages include:

• The Prince and the Pauper: Mondays, 6:30 p.m., at Seaside Amphitheater through Aug. 13

• Beauty and the Beast: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., at North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach through Aug. 8

• Stories by the Sea: Mondays through Fridays, 4 p.m., at the Seaside Amphitheater through July 31

• Adventures in Alys Storytelling: Mondays, 10 a.m., at Fonville Press through Aug. 6

• Alys Awkward Oxen: Thursdays, 10 a.m., at Fonville Press through Aug. 9

• Improv Bootcamp: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-3:15 p.m., at The REP mainstage through Aug. 2. $25

• Improv Bootcamp Performance: Thursdays with Stories by The Sea at 4 p.m., Seaside Amphitheater


Summer On Stage

Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s summer camps for ages four through high school runs through Aug. 4. Tuition is from $130 per person to $375 plus a $25 registration fee. Payment plans, military, sibling, and multi-camp discounts and scholarships are available. For the full schedule, more information and to register, call 684-0323 or visit Summer on Stage will be held at ECTC’s performance space, 560 Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in Miramar Beach, unless noted.

Camps include:

Little Rascals camps for ages 4-6 are held from 9 a.m. to noon. Tuition is $130. July 23-27 and July 30-Aug. 3.

The Adventures of Robin Hood for grades 2-8 are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday with a final performance on the last day of camp. Tuition is $175 per person. July 30-Aug. 3.

Camp Showtime for grades two through eight will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extended drop off/pick up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pack a snack, lunch, and water. Performance last day of camp. Tuition is $150. July 16-20 and July 23-27.

Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr. for grades 3-9 is a two-week musical theater camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 9-20. Extended drop off/pick up available. Tuition is $375/person.

Middle/High School Advanced Theatre Workshops with tuition $175/person.

• So, You Wanna Do Shakespeare … July 9-13

• The Freedom of Improvisation, July 16-20

Advanced Theatre Workshop is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 23-27. Tuition is $175.


Pizza Making

Bring the kids to make pizza together at Henry’s Pizza Truck at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in June and July at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre. Limited to 15 children, $25 per child. Includes one 8-inch pizza and a drink. First come, first served.


ECSA Summer Camps

One of the best places for kids to spend their summer is on the water, learning valuable life lessons and building self-confidence. The Emerald Coast Sailing Association is at the Fort Walton Yacht Club, 180 Ferry Road NE., and offers camp for ages seven to 18. Camp is held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Beginner I classes are for ages 7-17 and Beginner II is ages 9-18. Class price is $250. To sign up and for more information, visit

• Camp 5: July 9-13: Beginner I, optional shuttle to/from Bluewater Bay/Niceville

• Camp 6: July 16–20, Beginner I & II, optional shuttle to/from Bluewater Bay/Niceville

• Camp 7: July 23-27, Beginner I, optional shuttle to/from Mary Esther

• Camp 8: July 30-Aug. 3, Beginner I & II


Creative Kids Camps

Cultural Arts Alliance will host its popular program, Creative Kids Camp, again in 2018. A series of week-long visual arts camp sessions designed to give primary, elementary, and middle school-aged children a different daily hands-on experience will take place in the CAA’s Bayou Arts Center, 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach.

Camp sessions are scheduled Monday through Friday with a different age group served each week. Elementary sessions for ages 7-9 will run July 9-13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Middle school sessions for ages 10-13 will run July 16-20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Get registration details on our #ArtMattersBlog.


Summer Reading Events 2018

Walton County Coastal Library presents the 2018 Summer Reading Events for children and families, Libraries Rock, in June in the community room of the library. During June and July, kids pick up summer reading logs available at the front desk. Completed logs win free books and chances to win “Rockin’ Candy Guitars” or a brand new summer bicycle.


Biophilia Wednesday Day Camps

Art and Nature Adventures, All About Owls on July 11, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays for ages 5-12 at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, 4956 State Hwy. 20 E in Freeport. Sessions are $45 each. Register at

• July 18: Let's Wing It! Birds

• July 25: Buggin' Out

• Aug. 2: Mad Science Experiments!


Kids on Campus

Northwest Florida State College presents Kids on Campus, a unique opportunity for summer enrichment and fun learning in a college environment. Students choose from a variety of classes such as sports, art, academics, life skills, dance and music.

Students create their own schedule and can choose morning, afternoon or all day classes. Extended care is available in the mornings and/or afternoons. Kids on Campus is open to students entering 3rd - 8th grade.

Second Session will be July 9-19. For information and registration, visit


Nature ROCKS

The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center and Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation join forces to present Music, Nature and Theater Arts for first through eighth graders from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 16-20 and July 23-27. Cost is $165 for each session. Register at

This week-long camp includes hands-on drumming and songwriting classes with percussionist Zig Wajler of "Hands on With Zig," wildlife-themed art classes, and dynamic hands-on science activities featuring live animal ambassadors.


Creative Art Camps for Kids

Abrakadoodle holds its Summer Camps and In-School Field Trips to engage and inspire children with art adventures that will be offered at schools and community sites throughout Okaloosa and Walton Counties with concentration in Destin.

Abrakadoodle is unveiling two new camp programs for 2018 that are added to its collection of approximately 25 themed camps, meeting the needs of schools and community sites with a variety of fun camp themes and activities for children ages 3-12. Camp locations include Destin Elementary School, as well as county-wide daycare programs. Visit, call 865-1651 or email to learn more or to register.

It’s a Jungle Out There! Art Camp

The rainforest is replete with imagination-boosting fauna, flora and creatures big and small. Everyone will find inspiration in the rainforest habitat and its people while discovering their customs and creating a tree house collage. Kids will have a wild time creating fun art projects, making new friends and playing games.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts in Art creations

Using a variety of art techniques, campers will make flying machines like Da Vinci, build rocket ships, create aerial view drone maps and much more. Kids will challenge their imaginations and creativity and become extreme artists.

Abrakadoodle’s numerous popular art camp themes include from Mad About Movies and Under the Sea Art to Camp Build It and Creepy Crawler’s Camp to ZooDoodle Safariland. Such classic favorites as Pirates, Princes and Princesses and Wild, Wild West represent a range of interests that engage children in hands-on art and creative discovery at its best.