The Corridor Paper

Register for Lee County summer programs for children and teens

Registration is open now for youth programs offering summer fun from Lee County Parks & Recreation, Libraries and LeeTran.

Parks & Recreation

Registration has started for the 2017 summer camps at Lee County Parks & Recreation. These camps draw thousands of youngsters throughout the region to programs, outings and activities at traditional camps, teen camps and specialty camps.

Don’t procrastinate – each year, the spots at Wa-Ke Hatchee, Lakes Regional Park and Estero Recreation Center fill up well before school is out. Summer camp runs eight weeks from June 5 through July 28.

Here’s a tip from the registration desk: If you plan to register for camp at one of the four major recreation centers, you need to obtain a facility membership first. This applies to Wa-Ke Hatchee, Estero, North Fort Myers or Veterans Park in Lehigh Acres.

Parents interested in swimming lessons also can register now. Those lessons and other summer aquatics programs are available at the county’s four year-round community pools located in Lehigh Acres, North Fort Myers, Pine Island and San Carlos Park. To register visit your nearest community pool or online at www.LeeParks.org.

For summer camp and aquatic registration call 239-533-7275, or go online to www.LeeParks.org.

Event schedules are available in the libraries, or at www.leelibrary.net/calendar. All events are free, but tickets or advanced registration is required, depending on location. For more information, visit a library, go to www.leelibrary.net/summer-reading-program or call 239-479-INFO.

LeeTran

This summer, and all year round, students are eligible to ride LeeTran for half price with a LeeTran student ID! Bring your school ID to Rosa Parks Transportation Center, 2250 Widman Way, Fort Myers, and for just $1 receive your LeeTran Student ID card. This card allows you to ride all Fixed Route buses for just 75 cents and the Beach Trolley for just 35 cents.

Later this summer, join LeeTran for Summer Bus Bash and scavenger hunt fun. Students will be eligible to win prizes for visiting select locations throughout Lee County that are accessible by LeeTran bus routes. In June, visit www.RideLeeTran.comfor contest rules and more information or call 239-LEE-TRAN.

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