Dream Oaks Camp provides a program that gives children with special needs an opportunity to identify their incredible potential by teaching them life skills in a healthy, inclusive environment. While participating, children engage in adaptive activities, learn new skills and develop productive behaviors while having a blast. As the child attends Dream Oaks Camp, staff and parents collaborate to identify two individualized targets they want their child to work that fall within four domains: social interaction, activities of daily living, behavioral skills, health/hygiene.
Our mission is to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Franz Ross YMCA offers youth archery for after-school programs, day camps, summer camps, and special events.
To promote healthy and socially rewarding activities through the preservation of cultural resources and the provision of diverse high quality parks and natural spaces. The Morgan Family Community Center currently uses FYCCN resources to offer kayaking classes for beginners.
Shamrock Park and Nature Center encompass some of the last remaining scrub habitat in the coastal area of Sarasota County. It includes a 1.2 mile paved multi-use trail that winds through the central portion of the park. The park trail system connects to the Venetian Waterway Trail, which further connects to the 10.6 mile Legacy Trail. This network of trails offers park visitors the opportunity to walk, bike or roller blade from Shamrock Park to downtown Venice, the historic train station, Caspersen Beach, and north to Sarasota with several parks to visit along the way.
Cypress Pillar Healing Arts is dedicated to helping "grow a healthier you" through programs and services that support the mind, body, and spirit. We believe very strongly that connecting people to nature as well as teaching traditional outdoor activities such as archery, kayaking, fishing, environmental education, mindfulness, and outdoor survival can truly help improve health. These types of programs are a vital part of our Healing Arts Center's offerings. We provide programs at our center, online via virtual classes, and also offsite at parks and preserves.
The YMCA's mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. We have multiple programs for all ages; programs like silver sneakers, boot camps, 21 day fitness, Les Mill's body combat, Zumba, pool aerobics, basketball leagues, pickle-ball, volleyball, karate, swim team, sailing, personal training, after school programs and summer camps. We offer a full size gymnasium, exercise and weight room, pool, sauna and spa. There is something here for everyone!
The City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District seeks provide diverse recreational opportunities for residents and visitors through facilities and programs that meet the needs of the community while increasing their quality of life. Our Bayfront Community Center offers room rentals and a salt water fishing camp.
Collier-Seminole State Park features recreational camping with 105 campsites, water and electrical hook-ups, laundry facilities and three bathhouses with hot showers. A primitive backpacking site is also available via the northern trail and a remote primitive camping site on the river at "Grocery Place" is available with reservations by calling the park office at 239-394-3397. Four walking/hiking/biking trails are available but expect limited access during certain times of the year. Please call the ranger station for trail conditions.
Conveniently located less than two miles from downtown Sarasota, Arlington Park was selected as one of the South Florida locations on the Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail. This city park offers residents and visitors a 50-meter lap pool, 25-yard instructional pool, outdoor and indoor basketball courts, tennis courts, playground, outdoor fitness gym, ½-mile walking trail and dog park. This park is owned and operated by the City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District. Diverse recreational as well as aquatic programs are offered year round.