Camp Villages sign-up begins

Residents of The Villages and their grandchildren can start preparing for the 17th edition of Camp Villages, the intergenerational summer program.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 23, for the camp that runs for nine weeks from June 12-Aug. 11, according to The Villages district website. More than 4,000 children are expected to participate in the camp’s 80-plus activities, which include sports, scrapbooking, gardening, kite-making, belly dancing, hula hooping, and much more.

The program also includes Camp Buckaroos for grandchildren ages 3-6, and a Summer Family Film Program each day at the Old Mill Playhouse at Lake Sumter Landing. Movie tickets are available in advance at the theater.

A brochure with a complete schedule of Camp Villages activities is available at districtgov.org/departments/Recreation/recevents.aspx. To register, clip out the release form from the brochure and bring it along with a list of preferred activities to any Villages box office: Lake Sumter Landing, 1070 Canal St.; Savannah Center, 1545 Buena Vista Blvd.; Spanish Springs, 970 Del Mar Drive; Brownwood, 2726 Brownwood Blvd. Box office hours are 8:30am-3pm Monday-Friday, and Brownwood also is open 8:30am-3pm Saturday.

Camp Villages tickets also are available at thevillagesentertainment.com. For more information, call 352.753.1716 or email lifestyleevents@districtgov.org.

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