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A place where children can learn + play + create + dream!

Located at 1472 Airport Road South, Naples, Florida 34104

Join the Fun this Summer!

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.

June 5 – August 10, 2018

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Ages: 6 – 14
*Volunteer Opportunities for 15 – 18 year olds

Weekly Rate: $75*
*Some additional cost for field trip meals may apply

Registration Fee: $25
Includes t-shirt and field trips

Scholarships may be available to low-income households. Consideration will be given to families exhibiting the greatest levels of financial need.

For additional information contact Katherine Perez at 239-210-4019.
katherine.perez@uss.salvationarmy.org


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The Fran Cohen Youth Center 2018 Naples Summer Camp Program Schedule

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.

  • *Field trip: None
  • Values Challenge: Passion
  • Wacky Wednesday: Crazy Sock Day
  • Summer Learning: Assessments and Dialogue

Week 2: 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!

  • *Field Trip: Calusa Nature and Planetarium
    • Tuesday: 6-8 yrs old
    • Wednesday: 9 yrs old and up
    • Thursday: River Park 5-6 yrs old
  • Values Challenge: Trustworthy
  • Wacky Wednesday: Star Wars
  • Summer Learning: Map the Stars

Week 3: 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!

  • *Field trip:
    • Tuesday: Fakahatchee Boardwalk 5-8 yrs old
    • Wednesday: Big Splash 9 yrs old and up
    • Thursday: River Park 7-8 yrs old
  • Values Challenge: Compassion
  • Wacky Wednesday: Pirate/Princess Day
  • Summer Learning: Treasure and triangulation

Water Fight Fun

Week 4: 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!

  • *Field trip:
    • Tuesday: Salty Sam's Pirate Cruise 5-8 yrs old
    • Wednesday: Bounce 9 yrs old and up
    • Thursday: River Park 9 yrs and up
  • Values Challenge: Passion
  • Wacky Wednesday: Backwards Day
  • Summer Learning: STEAM activities

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)

  • *Field trip: River Park 5-6 yrs old
  • Values Challenge: Uplifting
  • Wacky Wednesday: Crazy hat
  • Summer Learning: Life Cycles of the earth

Week 6: SUPERHEROES - Meet and salute real life superheroes, take the superhero values challenge, dress up as favorite superhero, superhero games/craft and lend a hand as we pay it forward thru community service and create the hero in all of us.

  • *Field trip:
    • Tuesday: Golden Gate 5-8 yrs old
    • Wednesday: Germain Arena 9 yrs old and up
    • Thursday: River Park 7-8 yrs old
  • Values Challenge: Brave
  • Wacky Wednesday: Dress-up as a Superhero
  • Summer Learning: The Elements

tug o war

Week 7: WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE!!! - Join us for our Rocking' Beach Party with hula hoop games, water balloon piñata, duck duck splash, water slides, and a watermelon contest with Luau on Friday.

  • *Field trip:
    • Tuesday: Green Way 5 & 8 yrs old
    • Wednesday: River Park 9 yrs old and up
  • Values Challenge: Trustworthy
  • Wacky Wednesday: Luau Gear
  • Summer Learning: What makes water a solid, liquid, and gas?

Week 8: CSI WEEK - CCSI aims to develop your child's interest in forensic science. By using investigative techniques and scientific methods, your child will learn how to solve the mysteries behind crime scenes.

  • *Field Trip:
    • Wednesday: Sun and Fun 5 yrs old, 8 yrs old and up
    • Thursday: River Park 5-6 yrs old
  • Values Challenge: Passion
  • Wacky Wednesday: Crazy Hair Day
  • Summer Learning: Work on puzzles

Week 9: CULTURE EXPLOSION - Calling all the superstars to step into the spotlight and showcase your talents through skits, games, dance, music and creative arts, as well learn about sounds and circuit. Enter the talent show and show us the Next Big Thing. (Parents are welcome to attend Talent Show – Check with Ms. Katherine for details.

  • *Field Trip:
    • Tuesday: Golden Gate 5 yrs old, 8 yrs and up
    • Wednesday: River Park 7-8 yrs old
  • Values Challenge: Compassion
  • Wacky Wednesday: Moustache Day
  • Summer Learning: What do we want to be when we grow up?

Week 10: 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!

  • *Field Trip:
    • Tuesday: Golden Gate 5 yrs old, 8 yrs old and up
    • Wednesday: River Park 9 yrs old and up
  • Values Challenge: Brave
  • Wacky Wednesday: 80’s Day



Help Naples children creatively face the world.

Change a life.

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.


Help Naples children creatively face the world.

For Youth Center registration and program information contact Katherine Perez at 239-210-4019.




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