Sunday, October 24, 2021

Camp Mackle Offers Something for Everyone

The City of Marco Island Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking registrations for Camp Mackle 2018. Camp Mackle is a summer camp program for children entering first grade through fifth grade. Hours of operation are 7:30 AM – 6 PM, Monday through Friday. Camp Mackle will begin Friday, June 1st and end on August 14th.

To kick off Camp Mackle’s eighth summer, we are exploring our oceans, seas and creatures from the deep. We’ll have special guest speakers and presentations, field trips, specialty craft projects, games, athletics, and more. Camp Mackle is a unique opportunity for children to engage in hands-on activities lead by trained, motivated counseling staff which will expand their knowledge, activate their creativity, and excite their curiosity of the world around them.

Camp Stellar is summer camp for youths in grades 6-8. Camp begins Friday June 1st and ends August 14th, with hours of operation from 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday. There will be special guest speakers and presentations, field trips and crafts, athletics, and other significant experiences. Summer homework will be started along with expansive knowledge and creative activation.

All winter programming has ended and will return next season which includes: Essentrics with Judy, Meditation and Mindfulness, Chair Yoga, Gentle Stretch Yoga, Line dancing, Fun and Fitness.

Programs still in progress at Mackle Park from 12:30 to 3:30 PM are Canasta (Tuesdays), Knitting (Wednesdays), Mahjong (Thursdays), and Bridge (Fridays).

Performing Arts with Marianne Larusso are on Monday evenings, and include the following groups and times:

  • Youth Beginner Dance Technique: 4 to 5 PM for ages 4 -7 years old.
  • Youth Intermediate Dance technique: 5 to 6 PM for ages 8+ years old.
  • Teen Jazz/Tap Technique: 6 to 7PM, 13+ years.
  • Teen Lyrical/Ballet Technique: 7- 8 PM, 13+ years.

Tumbling programs are as follows:

  • Tumbling/Camp Mackle participants only. Monday, June 4, 11, 25 and July 2, 8 to 9 AM.
  • Tumbling for Future Stars and Camp Stellar only, drop-ins only. Wednesdays, beginning June 6th. 8 to 9 AM at Mackle Park.

Police/Fire Academy: June 11- June 15, 9 AM to 2 PM. Grade level: Rising 6th through 8th grades, call Mackle Park for more information.

Fishing Camp 101: June 18, 19 and 20. Ages 8-10 years old. Location is at Mackle Park.

Zumbini Demonstration Class: Saturday, June 16th, 1:45 to 2:30 PM. Created by Zumba and Baby First, for kids ages 0 to 4 years old. Call Heather Lopez at Mackle Park for more information or register online at

Welcome to Zumbini: Saturdays at Mackle Park, 1:45 to 2:30 PM, June 16 to August 4. Space is limited.

Racquet Programming/Marco Island Racquet Center: 1275 San Marco Rd.

Tiny Tumbling: Wednesdays, beginning June 6, ages 3-6 years old, 9:30 to 10:30 AM. This class will be held in the Racquetball Building.

Coach Wayne’s Tennis Sports Camp: Mondays and Wednesdays, starting June 4, 8:30 to 10 AM. Call Coach Wayne at 239-450-6161 or the Racquet Center at 239-394-5454 for more information.

For more information on any of the above programs, call Mackle Park at 239-642-0575.



On May 25th from 12:30 to 3:30 PM, the End of School Teen Party will take place at the Mackle Park Basketball Court. This free event is open to kids grades 6 through 12. There will be food, games,

music, and activities.

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