Rec Camp

Next week, Lee County Parks & Recreation (LCPR) will host Rec Camp to provide parents a fun and safe place for their kids (ages 6 to 13) to spend the post-Irma school outage. 

Where:   Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center, 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers, 239-432-2154
              Matlacha Community Center, 4577 N.W. Pine Island Road, Matlacha, 239-283-4110

              Alva Community Center, 21471 N. River Road, Alva, 239-728-2882 (NEW, beginning Tue, Sep.19)

When:    Monday – Friday, September 18 – 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Cost:     FREE

Registration:  Each camp will have limited space.  Pre-registration via RecTrac is highly encouraged (  However, a limited number of walk-ins will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Matlacha & Wa-Ke Hatchee are now FULL.  Alva Community Center will accept a limited number of walk-ins (no pre-registration), beginning Tuesday, Sep. 19.

Waiver Required:  Parents will need to sign a waiver form the first day your child attends camp.  

Notice to Parents:  Rec Camp is not a child care program. Children are allowed to enter/leave at-will.  LCPR is not able to provide meals or transportation.  Please send your child with lunch, snacks and a water bottle.

Club Rec & Fun Days Canceled:  Club Rec and Fun Days September 18 – 22 are canceled. If your child was registered for either of those next week, you will be refunded. Prior registration for Club Rec and Fun Days is separate from registration for Rec Camp.

Future Planning:  Lee County Parks & Recreation is planning Rec Camp at additional locations this week, as power is restored to facilities and more buildings become available.  Check online at or  City residents can also check with their municipalities, many of which are also hosting camps for children out of school due to Hurricane Irma.