Special Events and Activities

Islamorada, Village of Islands Founders Park

May Programs and Activities at Founders Park 2023

NOTICE: Non-Resident Holiday Fees will apply Saturday, May 27th through Monday, May 29th 
$15.00 per adult, $10 per youth/senior for Park Entrance

Bike to the Beach - Florida Ride for Autism Finish Line Celebration:
All day Saturday, May 6th at the Founders Park Beach. A bike ride from Miami to Founders Park to support autism and the disABILITY community. Finish Line Celebration with lunch, snacks, refreshments, live music, activities for family and kids, and an Autism Resource Fair. Visit www.biketothebeach.org for more information.

I.CARE Trash Derby Festival:
Saturday, May 13th from 1:00-8:00pm on the Great Lawn. Sponsored by the National Marine Sanctuary. A free family-friendly event open to the public, including an award ceremony, raffles, silent auction, games and activities, food, music, vendors, and local organizations working to improve our reefs! Visit www.icaretrashderby.com for more information.


Summer Recreation Camp:
June 5th through August 4th (No camp July 3rd-7th). Monday - Friday: 8:00am-5:30pm. $125 per week. $100 per sibling. Ages 6-12. Activities may include: Games & parties! Arts & crafts, sports, contests, movies, special guests & entertainment, swimming at the Pool & Beach, and more! Contact the Park Office at 305-853-1685.

Junior Tennis Camp:
June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23 and July 10-14. Monday - Friday, Full day: 9am-3pm. $250 per week. Half day: 9am-12pm. $150 per week. Ages 6 and up. Includes: Tennis instruction, Olympics, matches, dodgeball, sports & swimming at the Pool. Free Pizza Fridays! Contact USTA Pros: Susie Jannach 954-290-7502 or Greg Pearson 517-285-5693.

Synchro Splash:
June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14. Monday - Friday: 9am-1pm. $200 per session. Ages 6-14. Introductory synchronized swimming techniques and challenging water games. Participants will custom design a swimsuit for their finale performance! Participants must be able to swim in deep water. Contact Isla Crawford 856-473-4752.

Swim & Dive Combo Camp:
July 10-14 & July 17-21. Ages 6 & up. Monday - Friday, 9am-12 noon. $225 per session. Swim clinic includes: Stroke technique, starts, turns, water games, & dry land activities. Springboard Dive clinic includes: Basic introductory to springboard diving and dry land training. Contact Coaches Jon Olsen 305-393-5855 & Kelly Owens (Kater) 215-622-6841.

Learn to Swim Lessons:
June 12th—23rd (two-week session) For infants to 4 years old. $100 for the session. Private lessons available by appointment. Contact Colleen Hammon at 305-393-2513 for more details.

Summer Swim (only) Camp:
June 26-30th. Monday – Friday: 9-11am. Ages 6 & up. $200 per session. Includes introduction to Swim Team and Summer Swim League, competitive swim technique development, plus- water games & play! Friday-Fun Races! Contact Coach Jon Olsen at 305-393-5855.

Counselor-In-Training Program:
Volunteer position for Ages 13-15. Supervise children and assist Camp Counselors in creating and implementing activities for various age groups. June 5th through August 4th, Shifts between 8:00am—5:30pm. Contact Anne Onsgard at 305-853-1685.

Limited Space in all programs. Pre-registration Required. No Same Day Registrations. Payment secures your spot in the program. Must submit payment no later than the Friday before camp session begins.

Visit our Summer Camps page for registration forms and instructions!

NOW HIRING! Full & Part Time Opportunities for Lifeguard and Facility Attendant – We will train you! *Benefits with Full Time Positions.

Now Seeking Summer Camp Staff. Call Anne Onsgard at 305-853-1685 for more information.

Ongoing Programs:

Swim Stronger (adults 18+) Swim Program:
with Coach Jennifer Dutton! Suitable for triathletes, open water swimmers, competitive swimmers and lap swimmers who wish to improve their technique, cardiovascular conditioning, and endurance. All fitness levels welcome! Email Keys2swimming@gmail.com . Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays 6:00am & 7:30am, and Saturdays 8:00-9:30am

Youth Islamorada Swim Stronger (for ages 11-17):
Tuesdays from 4-5pm with Coach Jennifer Dutton.  Private Lessons available. Contact keys2swimming@gmail.com for more information.

AquaFit Water Aerobics:
Join Certified Aqua Fitness Instructors Ken, Paula and Jeri for a fun filled class that includes Cardio, Strength Training, Stretching, Balance & Equilibrium, Increased Stamina, Muscular Endurance, and Improved Range of Motion. Classes are offered Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9:00am-10:00am. Contact Instructor Ken Schryver at 305-942-8005 or Paula Friedman at 773-860-8384 for more information.

Swim Lessons:
Private lessons available by appointment only. Contact Instructor Colleen Hammon at 305-393-2513 for more information.

Synchro Sirens Synchronized Swim Club:
A multidisciplinary program that is designed to help young athletes develop into competing synchronized swimmers. Practices held Mondays and Thursdays 3:30 – 6:00pm and Saturdays 9:00-11:30am. Coach Isla Crawford at 856-473-4752 for more information.

Springboard Diving Lessons:
Students develop strength, flexibility, and confidence, while learning how to dive from springboards in safe progressions and a fun environment! Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-5pm, Saturdays 9:30-11:00am. Contact Coach Kelly Kater at 215-622-6841 for more information.

Florida Keys Swim Club:
Our Youth Competitive Swim Program! Practices are held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 5:45-6:45am and 3:30pm-7pm. Contact Coach Jon Olsen 305-393-5855 or Abbie Kelley at 305-522-1120 for more information.

Tiki Tennis Program:
From beginners to advanced players, Tiki Tennis offers private lessons, clinics, bootcamps and Pickleball clinics & leagues! Contact Tennis Pros Susie Jannach 954-290-7502 or Greg Pearson 517-285-5693 for more information.

Pickleball Programs:
Pickleball clinics and lessons available. Regular programming will resume in the Fall. Contact Pickleball Pro: Susie Jannach 954-290-7502 for more information.

Plantation Key Fitness Program:
Get your fitness on with Instructor Heather Head! Classes include Beach Zumba, Beach Yoga, Beach Body Blast, Gentle Beach Yoga, Chair Yoga Dance and Intro to SUP yoga! Contact Heather Head at 305-304-6880 for more information.

Founders Freediving Program:
Two-day course on the fundamentals of the FII education system in an easy-to-learn course format between classroom, pool and open water setting. With a high emphasis on freedive safety training and technique development, students master the proper skills to effectively freedive up to depths of 66 feet/20 meters. Participants must be 16 years or older. Contact Certified instructor Mike Walsh at 305-394-5690 or mike@othersideboardsports.com for more information and registration.

For more information contact the Park Office at 305-853-1685
email ifp@islamorada.fl.us
or visit www.islamorada.fl.us

This program is open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, all persons who are disabled and who need special accommodations to participate in this program because of that disability should contact the ADA Coordinator at ADA@islamorada.fl.us or 305-664-6448 at least 48 hours before the scheduled event.