Summer Camp Guide Tampa Bay
FINAL1 10 copy

The 2014 Summer Camp Guide has the bay area’s best summer camps and programs to choose from.  It can be daunting to investigate them all. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you find the programs that best suit your child’s personality, needs and interests.  We also produce a Summer Camp Fair called Summer Splash  where you can meet with over 75 different camps face to face on April 6th at the Straz Center in downtown Tampa.

For Pasco, Pinellas, Out of Area, Various Locations scroll down.

HILLSBOROUGH

AquaCamps at the Florida Aquarium

701 Channelside Drive, Tampa

813-273-4015 – www.flaquarium.org

June 9 – August 15

Get NAUI open water certified during this scuba camp for ages 12-15. Ages 10-14 may participate in travel camps, enjoying snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and tubing around Tampa Bay. Location camps for ages 6-9 include science experiments, field trips and the opportunity to see live animals. AquaTots and AquaKids programs for ages 3-6 include crafts, games and live animals. Register online!

 

Carrollwood Cultural Center’s The Arts Gone Wild

4537 Lowell Road, Tampa

813-269-1310 – www.carrollwoodcenter.org

June 9 – August 15

Experience a summer full of beautiful artwork, music, dancing and voices joined together in perfect harmony. Campers will get a chance to discover their inner artist and performer.

 

Berkeley Summer Programs

4811 Kelly Road, Tampa

813-885-1673 – www.berkeleyprep.org/summer

June 2 – July 25

With more than 100 activities, there is something for everyone and every age. Children can explore diverse interests or a singular passion. There are full- and part-time sessions in a variety of areas, including sports, science, academics and fine arts. Try programs such as Juguemos en Español, Science Magic and Just Art. Register online!

 

Big Cat Rescue – Cool Cats Camp

12802 Easy St., Tampa

813-323-3265 – www.bigcatrescue.org/kids-camp

June 16 – August 8

Ages 8-15 can explore the great outdoors with 100-plus big cats of every size, color and purrsonality. While participating in educational activities on the 55-acre campus, campers will meet lions, tigers, leopards and other felines and learn about animal habitats, diets, adaptations and conservation. Interactive learning opportunities include diet preparation, scavenger hunts and keeper demonstrations of feedings and behavioral training with the cats.

 

Busch Gardens Adventure Camps

3000 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa

888-800-5447 – www.buschgardens.org

June 9 – August 15

Camps include resident camps that marry the best of the park’s offerings into multiday, sleep-away programs for students in grades four through college. Day camps — single day to weeklong — provide campers in prekindergarten through ninth grade with hands-on, educational experiences with animals and the outdoors. One-night sleepover camps are perfect for groups and students in first through 12th grade who are looking for enriching up-close encounters with amazing animals as well as fun crafts and activities.

 

Camp Bayshore

3909 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa

813.839.4297, Ext. 344 – www.bayshorechristianschool.org

June 2 – August 8

This day camp for 3 year olds to rising sixth graders is a fun, safe, Christian camp chock full of activities, shows, swimming, sports, the arts, music and field trips. Check out the school’s website to see pictures from last summer’s program and download forms to register your camper!

 

Camp Connect at Glazer Children’s Museum

110 W. Gasparilla Plaza, downtown Tampa

813-443-3861 – www.glazermuseum.org

June 9 – August 15

Week-long camps (Mon-Fri) are available for children ages 5-9. One teacher and one assistant will be with every class (Maximum 20 students per class).Camp programs might include but are not limited to science explorations, arts & crafts, games, walking field trips, guest presenters and play time throughout the museum.

 

Camp IDS

12015 Orange Grove Drive, Tampa

813-961-3087 – www.corbettprep.com

June 16 – August 1

Campers can try their hand at archery or broadcasting in the morning and dabble in painting or French cooking in the afternoon. More than 60 half- and full-day camps ensure everyone has a great time. Academic camps include math, science, reading, writing and technology. Chinese, French and Spanish language camps available. Free morning drop-off at 7:15 a.m. After care (3-6 p.m.) and bus transportation is available for a fee.

 

Camp JCC

13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa

813-264-9000www.jewishtampa.com

June 16 – August 8

Camp JCC provides a fun and dynamic summer program, where your camper will gain memories that last a lifetime.  Your child will experience a warm and nurturing environment where they feel comfortable exploring new ideas and experiencing new activities while being supported by our caring staff.  Our beautiful 22-acre campus provides outdoor amenities, including our NEW zip line and obstacle course, canoeing & boating, full-sized heated pool, sports, nature trails, arts and drama, weekly field trips and much more!

 

Camp Seal

19501 Holly Lane, Lutz

813-229-7946 – www.sealswimschool.com

June 9 – August 15

This aquatic camp program for ages 4-12 will offer weekly themes that center on a variety of activities, including swim lessons, recreational swimming, outdoor sports, indoor games and arts and crafts. Each child will receive personal attention from the professional camp staff. Before and after care available. Register for the whole summer or individual weeks.

 

Camp Terrapin

727 W. Cass St., Tampa

813-251-8481 – www.tampaprep.org

June 2 – July 25

Academic and enrichment courses cater to the student who wants to strengthen existing skill sets or advance to another level. A coeducational, sports and fine arts curriculum provides structured activities for students entering first through eighth grades. Robotics courses from basic building skills to programming available.

 

Carrollwood Day School

1515 W. Bearss Ave., Tampa

813-920-2288 – www.carrollwooddayschool.org

June 2-27 and July 7 – August 8

For campers entering first through 12th grade, each weeklong camp session has its own theme. Full-day camps are $200 per week, beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 4 p.m. daily. Register online!

 

Color Me Mine

1609 W. Snow Circle, Tampa

813-258-8368 – www.tampa.colormemine.com

Everyone’s favorite pottery studio is now offering summer day camps for ages 5-12. Kids will explore pottery, painting, glazing and more.

 

Florida Fantasy Fishing Camp

Multiple Tampa Bay locations

813-244-4682 – www.fantasyfishingcamp.com

Join Florida Fantasy Fishing Camp for a fun and educational week where young anglers can catch memorable fish while learning important sporting values and skills on the water! This unique, specialized camp gives your child an opportunity to fish with professional, licensed captains each day as well as learn about target casting, knot tying, marine biology, conservation, boating safety and much more!

 

Girls With Confidence

Locations in Brandon and Lithia

813-571-2002 – www.girlswithconfidence.com

June 9-12 and June 16-19

This summer program offers three awesome half-day camps where girls develop a different area of building their self-esteem and confidence.  One camp focuses on scrapbooking and another on creative art projects.  Each offering addresses various themes such as Friendships, Role Models, Manners, Being Unique, Taking Care of YOU and Mirror-Mirror.  Activities include games, group discussions and art.  You don’t want to miss out on this unique and fun camp for your girls!

 

Gr8Code Summer Coding & Technology Camp
 1724 E. 5th Avenue, Tampa,  
(813) 248-CODE - www.gr8code.com
June 9 – August 15
Does your 8-13 year old have the next great Flappy Bird idea? Create an app, design a website, shoot a short film, or create a video game during our weekly summer camps. Led by experts, we also teach business fundamentals and entrepreneurial skills. We are Florida’s first and only STEM Center USA partner for the Pi-Bot robotics program. Lunch program available. Early drop off and pick up at NO charge. Conveniently located near Downtown Tampa. Each week ends with our very own Shark Tank pitch session for parents. Teams will also have the opportunity to participate in StartUp Weekend for kids! (www.http://tampabay.startupweekend.org/) Register now at www.gr8code.com​ Space is limited!

 

HCC’s Summer Fun with a Purpose

Four Hillsborough locations

813-259-6010 – www.tampatraining.com/kidscollege

June 9 – August 15

Campers will spend the summer developing and expanding their interests into a wide range of fields from fossil hunter to chess master and computer wiz to interior designer. Register before April 30 and receive a 15% discount.

 

Hillsdale Summer Camp

6201 Ehrlich Road, Tampa

813-964-5735 – www.hcatampa.org

Learning can be fun this summer. Children ages 2-12 will enjoy hands-on activities, arts and crafts, field trips, fun with science, music, math and drama.

 

University of South Florida - iD Tech and iD Teen

888-709-8324 – www.internaldrive.com

June 23 – August 1

Build apps, video games, programs in C++/Java and more during weeklong (day and overnight) programs for ages 7-17 at the University of South Florida. Space is limited.

 

Joni Marie Dance Academy

2711 S. MacDill Avenue

813-418-0488 - www.jonimariedance.com

June 2- August 8

South Tampa’s premier destination for the best dancing, acting, and vocal training!  Classes include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Musical Theatre, Voice, and Acting!  Our summer camps accommodate students ages 2.5 – 12 years old.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in audition workshops and dance intensives.  Graduates of the camps will be best prepared to audition for our competition and performance teams.  Dancers perform in various events throughout Tampa Bay, including the Danceros showcase, charity events, and the opening of the Tampa Bay Lightning game.

 

Mary Jo’s Sizzlin’ Summer Camps

15906 Mapledale Blvd., Tampa

813-969-0240 – www.mjpaa.com

Experience a summer of dance (ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, acrobatics), acting, musical theater, voice and music for ages 3 and older. The weekly themes include Princess and Pirates, Beach Bash, Dancing Divas & Dudes, Tampa’s Got Talent, Movie Moves and In the Jungle! Register online.

 

MOSI Science Summer Camps

4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa

813-987-6000 – www.campfun.org

June 9 – August 15

What do launching pumpkins, designing video games, explosions, slime and fashion design all have in common? They are just part of the MOSI Summer Science Camp adventure waiting for your child. MOSI offers science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM, camps for preschoolers to high schoolers. There are half-day, full-day, technology, travel and residential camps, with certified teachers for all programs.

 

Music Showcase and The Florida Academy of

Performing Arts

402 Oakfield Drive, Brandon

813-490-2787 –  www.faopa.org

Ages 5 and older can learn to sing, act or play an instrument! Camps include Musical Theater, where students sing and act on stage, make costumes and sets and perform before a live audience. Also join the GLEE show choir, acting classes, commercial, TV, film, group guitar, group violin, toddler and voice over classes as well as Rock Band. Half- and full-day camps available.

 

Northdale Lutheran Church & School Soccer Camp

15709 Mapledale Blvd., Tampa

813-961-9195 – www.northdalelutheran.org

June 16-19 and July 21-25

The school is offering a summer soccer camp and a Vacation Bible School for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. For detailed information, visit the website.

 

Patel Conservatory

1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa

813-222-1002 – www.patelconservatory.org

Offering more than 70 camps and classes in all areas of dance, theater and music for all ages and experience levels, weekly classes for ages 3 through college.

 

Rockatar Music Academy & Studios

4205 South Mac Dill Avenue Tampa FL 33611 

(813) 404-9194  -  www.rockataracademy.com

June 16 – July 25

Our students will learn music and singing, and play a variety of musical instruments, including guitar, keyboard, bass guitar, drums and voice. During each session, our students learn to play real instruments of their choice and learn to perform in a band.   On Friday, the last day of the camp session, friends and families are invited to join a rockin’ music jam to enjoy band performances by our students.

 

Stand Up Paddle Summer Camp

7404 Picnic Blvd., Tampa

813-999-6414 – www.whatsupsouthtampa.com

June 16 – August 8

Children ages 9-14 come enjoy lots of fun activities at the beach this summer! Camp will include paddle boarding, eco-tours, snorkeling, swimming, beach games, yoga, water safety, races, contests and much more.

 

Sweetwater Organic Community Farm Camp   

6942 W. Comanche Avenue, Tampa

 813-887-4066  - www.sweetwater-organic.org

June 2- August 22

At farm camp children have the opportunity to discover the pleasure of growing and eating their own food while engaging in a number of activities designed to heighten their awareness of sustainable living. Our program is designed with Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for grades 4-6 as well as curricula from Project WILD. Campers learn about cellular-level plant biology, how to grow a garden successfully, the value of composting and the science behind it, and so much more!

 

Summer on Bayshore

3319 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa

813-839-5371 – www.holynamestpa.org

June 9 – August 1

This open enrollment program from Academy of the Holy Names runs June through July and includes Camp Jaguar, a weekly themed day camp for ages 3 through fourth grade as well as a variety of individual week sessions for prekindergarten students through 12th graders in technology, sports, enrichment and arts studio. Full- and half-day sessions are available. Register online!

 

Tampa Parks and Recreation

25 locations

813-274-8615 www.tampagov.net/dept_parks_and_recreation

June 9 – August 8

The city’s nine-week camp is available at 25 community centers. Children will enjoy sports, arts and crafts, games and more.

 

Tampa Bay History Center

History Adventure Camps

801 Old Water St., Tampa

813-675-8960 - www.tampabayhistorycenter.org

June 15 – August15

Your children can dig, craft and build their way through the past! Open to ages 7-11, the camps, led by experienced educators, include games, music, literature, splash park fun and interactions with historians and other experts.

 

Tampa Tennis at HCC Jam Weeks / High Performance Camps 

3901 W Tampa Bay Blvd. Tampa

813-348-1173  www.tampatennis.net

June 9 – August 15

The Junior Development Tennis Program runs clinics for all levels/ages between 4-16 years old. The philosophy of the instructional style is face paced, high cardio, and games based approach that adds excitement and enjoyment for the kids as they learn through a progression of drills and games. Jam Weeks = Games, fun environment, and other sports for 1 hour each day. High Performance = High intensity. For serious players only who are looking to take their game to the next level.  Contact Kevin for more information.  kevin@tampatennis.net

 

Tampa Theatre

711 N. Franklin St., Tampa

813-274-8286 – www.tampatheatre.org

The Tampa Theatre Film Camp is collaboration with the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the USF College of Education, with assistance from Learning Gate Community School. During the one-week camp, young filmmakers from third to 12th grade actively participate in the creative process of filmmaking from idea generation and storyboarding to scriptwriting, filming, lighting, sound and editing, using all digital technologies.

 

Tampa YMCA

Various locations

813-224-9622 – www.tampaymca.org

June 9 – August 15

Summer camps focus on nurturing the potential of children and helping them grow in spirit, mind and body. Fun and friendship are encouraged and young people build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills and make lasting memories. Camps are offered at 10 Y locations and at several program sites.

 

USF Pre-College

4202 E. Fowler Ave., SVC1072, Tampa

813-974-4926 – www.usf.edu/pre-college

June 8 – August 1

USF offers high school students an outstanding pre-college summer experience, offering programs in engineering, global sustainability, toy and game design, animation, film studies, S.T.E.M. and more! Students can pursue academic interests, discover career options, earn college credit, and explore university life. Programs begin June 8 and range from one to four weeks and offer overnight (residential) or daily (commuter) access.

 

Vosler Young Artists’ Studio Teen Drawing

Workshop

1906 N. Armenia, Suite 207, Tampa

813-417-5867 – www.vosleryoungartistsstudio.com

June 9 – 17

Introduction to a classical atelier program of instruction for young artists ages 13 – 18.  Drawing lessons include:  classical drawing technique, Charles Barque program, emphasis on the classic order of light, concentration on anatomy & the head, plus drawing from live models to practice learned techniques.  Kerry Vosler, master instructor, gives demonstrations and instruction at the artist’s easel.   No prior experience necessary. Workshop includes supplies and models.

 

Wellspring Summer Camps

10701 Sheldon Rd., Tampa

813-454-4045 – www.wellspringtampabay.com

June 16 – August 8

Let your kids get hands-on this summer with camps like Cooking Camp, Roller Coaster Wonders, Helping Hands, Game Factory, Amazing Anatomy and much more. Lunch is provided. Full and half day sessions are also available.

 

Zoo Camp at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa

813-935-8552, Ext. 268 – www.lowryparkzoo.com

June 9 – August 15

Zoo School is headquarters for more than 100 weeklong camps for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Kids and teens can learn about nature, science and the animal kingdom while hiking through the zoo, exploring behind-the-scenes and cooling off in the water play areas. Adventure camps include animal encounters, keeper talks, educational shows, games and crafts.

 

 

PASCO

 

Academy at the Lakes

2331 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes

813-948-7600 – www.academyatthelakes.org

June 9 – August 1

Campers ages 3-14 can choose from many activities, including sports, arts, recreation, science, technology and academic review. Full and half-day camps are available for the eight one-week sessions. Extended care is available.

 

The Red Ranch Ultimate Summer Camp! 


11604 Innfields Dr. Odessa

1-866-888-7131  www.TheRedRanchFl.com

June 16-20 & June 23rd-27

Children in kindergarten and Up. Experience the most unique camp around! Campers will enjoy horseback riding, hands on learning of donkeys, pigs, chickens and more. Days will include fishing, archery, arts & crafts, fun field day games and the ultimate water day with water slides, sno cones and more!

 

Super Summer Splash Camp

6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey

727-841-4560 – www.citynpr.org

June 16 – August 8

Campers are bound to have a great summer  spending camp days on field trips, swimming, playing games, participating in summer olympics and much more! Camp is open to children from kindergarten to 12 years old and runs 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

 

PINELLAS

 

American Stage

163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg

727-823-1600, Ext. 201 – www.americanstage.org

June 9 – August 8

Discover the difference that theater can make in your child’s life! The camp provides enriching experiences in a positive and inspiring environment that enhance a child’s communication skills, confidence and creative expression. The staff is comprised of working theater professionals and all experience levels are welcome.

 

Canterbury School of Florida

Two St. Petersburg locations (Snell Isle and Shore Acres)

727-525-1419 – www.canterburyflorida.org/summer

The school’s summer programs offer opportunities for campers to explore interests, strengthen skills, make new friends and have fun in a safe environment. Full- and half-day programs are available for ages 4-10 as well as full- and half-day themed camps for ages 4 to adult. Themed camps include athletics, archery, cake decorating and mud therapy. Sign up for one week or the whole summer!

 

Clearwater Academy Summer Adventure

801 Drew St., Clearwater

727-446-1722 – www.clearwateracademy.org

Your great kids deserve an awesome summer at Clearwater Academy. Campers will enjoy field trips, beach exploring, whitewater rafting, sports and games. Kids from preschool through grade 12 are invited to have the best summer yet!

 

Creative Clay’s Art Around the World Summer Camp

The Clay Center of St. Petersburg

400 23rd Street South, St. Petersburg

727-825-0515  www.creativeclay.org

June 9 – August 1

Our sixth annual summer camp featuring the art of Turkey, France, Cuba and New Zealand, campers work in drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics. Campers’ art work will be on display for one week following the camp at Mahaffey Theater. Classes limited to 12 children ages 6 – 12 years. This eight-week inclusionary camp is available to children with disabilities and typically developing children.

 

Dunedin Blue Jays Summer Baseball Camp

373 Douglas Ave. Dunedin, FL 34698

(727) 733-9302 -  www.dunedinbluejays.com

July 16 – July 18

Looking for a great baseball camp experience for your child?  Look no further than your hometown Dunedin Blue Jays Summer Baseball Camp!  The camp features three mornings of professional instruction from Blue Jays coaches and players in fielding, throwing, batting, and base running.  In addition, all campers will receive a Blue Jays souvenir water bottle, a certificate of completion, and a complimentary ticket to each night’s game!  Camp runs 9am – 12pm. Lunch is served until12:30pm.  Ages 6-16.

 

Dunedin Fine Art Center

1143 Michigan Blvd.

727-298-3322 – www.dfac.org/tbp

June 9 – August 15

These art camps offer fun, creative, cognitive experiences for ages 4½ to 14. Activities include drawing, painting, drama and dance. Camp themes include Groovy Graffiti, Rockin’ Reptiles and Water World.

 

Eckerd College Waterfront Program

4200 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg

727-864-8288 – www.eckerd.edu/waterfront

June 2 – August 1

Classes offered include sailing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, kayaking, saltwater fishing, children’s marine discovery, exploring marine life, little mariners watersports, and exploring watersports for ages 5 to 17. Weekly camps run from 9 a.m. to noon and/or 1-4 p.m. All watersports equipment and life jackets are provided. Each student receives a camp T-shirt, sports bottle, class photograph, certificate of completion and snacks. Register online!

 

Explore the Shore

1603 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach

727-360-7621 – www.montessori-by-sea.org

June 16 – July 25

Children ages 3–9 years will explore sea birds, seashells, fish and water transportation during this four-week camp. Each week includes beach play and exploration, arts and crafts and cooking. Camp is led by a certified Montessori teacher. Enroll for one week or all four. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost is $150 per week, with a $50 registration fee.

 

Florida Fantasy Fishing Camp

Multiple Tampa Bay locations

813-244-4682 - www.fantasyfishingcamp.com

Join Florida Fantasy Fishing Camp for a fun and educational week where young anglers can catch memorable fish while learning important sporting values and skills on the water! This unique, specialized camp gives your child an opportunity to fish with professional, licensed captains each day as well as learn about target casting, knot tying, marine biology, conservation, boating safety and much more!

 

Morean Arts Center

719 Central Ave., St. Pete

727-822-7872 -  www.moreanartscenter.org

June 9 – August 15

Campers will explore a variety of art concentrations like clay and glass under the guidance of the most talented artists and staff. Camp is open to kids age 5-15.

Additional options available for teen campers.

 

Summer@ Farragut – Multiple level camps

501 Park St. N., St. Petersburg

727-384-5505, Ext. 258 - www.farragut.org

May 26 – July 27

With an academic foundation to all it’s programs, Admiral Farragut Academy offers programs for children age 4 – 12th grade. Camps include Little Captains, STEM camp and Summer @ Farragut, a 4-week college prep boarding experience for students in or entering high school.

 

Summer Arts 2014 at Hoffman Institute

111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater

727-712-2706 – www.hoffmanperformingarts.org

Give your child a summer in the spotlight. Performing arts classes and camps are available for ages 3-18. Save money with special discounts. Save time with the convenient lunch program. Save stress and relax knowing that your child is in a safe, cool and creative environment. Tuition assistance is available.

 

Shorecrest Summer Programs

5101 First St. N.E., St. Petersburg

727-522-2111 – www.shorecrest.org

June 2 – August 15

Camps are open to the public and serve more than 2,000 campers each summer. Academic, enrichment and recreational camps are offered for ages 4-18 throughout the 11 weeks. The full- and half-day sessions include sports, theater, engineering camps, video game design, arts and driver’s education. Register on a weekly basis. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with before and after care available.

 

St. Paul’s Summer Programs

1600 St. Paul’s Drive, Clearwater

727-536-2756 – www.st.pauls.edu

Whether it’s the Knights Discovery Camps or one of the numerous specialty camps, including music and instrumental, parents can make their child’s summer more interesting and enriching. Help your kids discover themselves this summer!

 

St. Petersburg Music Factory Summer Rock Band Camp
 
3222 Bennett Street North, St. Petersburg
727-420-ROCK(7625) - www.stpetemusicfactory.com

St. Pete Music Factory Rock Band Camps will be two music filled weeks. Plenty of time for campers to have fun, make new friends, and of course make music! The camps will start at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. and run Monday through Friday for TWO consecutive weeks.  We will also be offering parents the option of early drop off at 8:00 a.m. and a later pick up at 3:30 p.m. for an additional fee.

Each camp camp will have a maximum of TEN students, so that each camper can receive individual attention.  Student bands will will be formed according to skill level, with Instructors Mike Martin and Marty Fouts at their side.  If you don’t own an Instrument, no problem. The Factory has plenty of instruments that will be available to use. On Friday afternoon, campers take to the St. Pete Music Factory stage for a Grand Finale Concert for parents, family and friends!  Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.

The camp cost is $200.00 per week. The early drop off and late pick up fee is $35.00 per week. Campers will be responsible for bringing their own lunch. Bottled water will be provided.

 

Tampa Bay Skating Academy

255 Forest Lakes Blvd., Oldsmar –  813-854-4010

27001 U.S. 19, Countryside  -  727-723-7785

www.tbsa.com

Have a cool time on the ice through camps for beginner and intermediate level skaters ages 6-12. Daily camp sessions include on and off ice instruction, arts and crafts, catered lunch and supervised on ice free time. There also are camps for experienced skaters, including a hockey camp in Oldsmar and a figure skating camp in Countryside.

 

Tampa Bay Watch Estuary EDventures Summer Camp 

3000 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde

727-867-8166, Ext. 246 – www.tampabaywatch.org

June 16 – August 8

Does your child have an interest in marine science? Tampa Bay Watch is offering some fun in the sun this summer with marine ecology summer camps! Sea Monkeys is for kids ages 6-8 and offers an introduction to the marine environment. Tampa Bay Discovery camp is for kids ages 9-14 and offers an in depth look at what makes Tampa Bay one of the most incredible estuaries in the world!

 

YMCA of the Suncoast

Various locations – www.ymcasuncoast.org

June 9 – August 15

Youth and teen campers will experience indoor and outdoor games, field trips, activities and specialty camps that will help them grow in spirit, mind, and body.

 

 

OUT OF AREA

 

Circle F Dude Ranch Camp

5301 Dude Ranch Road, Lake Wales

863-676-4113 – www.circlefduderanchcamp.com

June 8 – August 12

Nestled in 500 acres of wilderness, this traditional sleep-away camp for ages 6-16 offers two-week, three-week and 10-day sessions packed with exciting programs that focus on providing young people the opportunity to just be kids. Campers build lifelong friendships as they participate in horseback riding, archery, sports, photography, arts and more in a safe environment.

 

Valley View Ranch Equestrian Camp

606 Valley View Ranch Road, Cloudland, GA

www.valleyviewranch.com – 706-862-2231

June 1 – August 1

A horse lover’s paradise since 1954, instructors teach beginner to advanced riders.  For girls age 8-17, the camp includes barrels, vaulting and trails.

 

 

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

 

Camp Invention

Various locations

630-431-7754 – www.campinvention.org

Dates vary by location

This nationally acclaimed, weeklong summer enrichment day experience for children entering grades one through six is free to schools and organizations nationwide. The program’s top priority is to provide quality enrichment programming in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). Local schools host the program and the week’s hands-on activities are led by local teachers to ensure a safe learning environment. Go online to find a camp near you.

 

La Petite Academy Summer Camp

Various locations

877-217-9530 – www.lapetite.com

Dates vary by location

Join the academy for the best summer ever to experience a variety of summer camps from outdoor adventure to sports, music and drama. Kids will love the field trips and there’s plenty of fun for younger kids, too. A ho-hum summer? No way. Reserve your child’s spot!

 

Painting with a Twist

Various locations

813-839-2409 –  www.paintingwithatwist.com

June 24 – August 8

Participants ages 7-14 will learn about various visual artists and cultures and paint their own daily masterpiece inspired by the artist/culture of the day. Program developed by certified elementary art instructor. Paint, brushes, canvas and lunch provided. Local artist will give step-by-step instruction. Cost is $40 per day per child or $175 per week per child.

 

Primrose Schools Passport to Adventure

Various locations

www.primroseschools.com/find-a-school

June 10 – August 15

Camp offers field trips, creative activities, sports and fun adventures to help explorers play, laugh and learn their way through an unforgettable summer. Choose specific camp weeks or join a location all summer long.

 

Pro Martial Arts Karate Kamp!

Various locations

813-252-3955 – www.promartialarts.com

Packed full of activities to keep your camper busy, participants will build confidence, character and self-esteem while learning self-defense and enjoying healthy snacks, crafts, movies and more. Parents are invited to demonstrations at the end of the week to see what the new martial arts masters have learned.

 

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)
Summer Camp Guide Tampa Bay, 10.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating

2 Responses to Summer Camp Guide Tampa Bay

  1. sandy malone says:

    hello i live in polk county and i was wondering if there are any camps for special needs children.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  2. jennifer says:

    Seal Swim has special needs classes. I have a special needs child and we will be going there for swim…

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>