If your child is looking to channel their inner artist this summer –or maybe they want to give the arts a try, an art camp may be a great choice for them.
Summer camp is the perfect time to experience something new or polish up skills which is why we’ve pulled together this list of the best art summer camps in Tampa Bay from our 2023 Tampa Bay Summer Camp Guide!
We’re continuing to add to this list, so check back often!
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*To connect with each camp’s page, simply click on camp title. Camps are listed in alphabetical order.
4811 Kelly Road, Tampa 33615
With over 120 camps and classes on a beautiful 80-acre campus, Berkeley has an enormous summer catalog of swim lessons, tech camps, fine arts, baseball, chess, volleyball, football, LEGO, basketball, rock climbing, skateboard design, reading skills, lacrosse, tennis, debate, math review and so much more! Our Summer of Excellence and College Application Series offerings are uniquely designed to meet the needs of each individual. There’s something for everyone at Berkeley Summer Programs!
Cost: prices vary per camp
Dates/Times: June 5–July 28, times vary *early/after care available
Ages: 4-17, Coed and single sex camps
1551 Belcher Road, Palm Harbor 34683
We provide your child with the best summer possible in a safe, family friendly environment. Weekly campers enjoy a field trip and special onsite activity as well as activities like science, art, creative writing, reading, music, game room, active play and much more! It’s almost too much fun to fit into one summer!
Cost: $165-$175/week + registration fee
Date/Times: June 5-July 28; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. *extended care available
Ages: Rising kindergarten – grade 8, Coed
12015 Orange Grove Drive, Tampa 33618
Design an escape room. Cook like a chef. Train with conditioning coaches. Play pickleball, battle robots, illustrate a comic book or write a play – with more than 100 half- and full-day camps, CAMP IDS has something for everyone! Weekly sessions run June 12-July 28. PreK3-8th grade students will find engaging options in STEAM, sports, academics, arts and recreation. Take field trips across Tampa Bay or enjoy archery, canoeing, fishing and retro games on Corbett Prep’s lakeside campus. Free morning drop-off at 7:45 a.m. After-care from 3:15-5:30 p.m. ($75) and bus transportation available for a fee.
Cost: $140-$325 per week
Dates/Times: June 12-July 28 (closed July 3-7), Half Day 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:15-3:15 p.m.; Full Day 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Ages: PreK3-grade 8, Coed
110 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa 33602
At Camp Imagination, your little learners imagine, discover and connect to the world around them. With imaginative weekly themes, there’s a camp for every kid. Register your kids to play with purpose and embrace curiosity this summer at Glazer Children’s Museum! Summer Camp Imagination includes NEW private playtime with Big John, NEW dinosaur-themed activities each week, programming and supplies, museum playtime, morning and afternoon snack and Camp Imagination t-shirt.
Cost: $315/week per child before April 17, $350/week per child on and after April 17. Add lunch for $60. Annual GCM Members save 15%.
Dates/Times: June 5-July 28
Ages: 5-10, Coed
1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin 34698
DFAC’s Summer Art Academy has proudly offered over 35 years of summer art enrichment fun. Todd Still, director of Youth Education, is excited about heading up his 26th year of one of the premier summer programs in the Tampa Bay area. Seven different art camps feature the best artists and art educators in the region – multi-media experts with skills from painting to clay to drawing to dreamin’!
Cost: $175 – $230 *scholarships available
Dates/Times: Weekly Sessions May 30 – Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. *before and aftercare available
Ages: 4.5-14, Coed
The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art
150 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 33701
727-892-4200 ext. 1010; thejamesmuseum.org/summercamp
Expand your creative horizons and make new friends at The James Museum this summer. Week-long summer camps offer a variety of fun, hands-on activities that encourage creative thinking, original art-making, and playful collaboration.
Cost: $250; $225 for members
Dates/Times: June 12-16 and 26-30, July 10-14 and 24-28, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ages: Grades 1-6, Coed
3319 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa 33629
From cooking and crafting to drones and dancing, there is something for everyone at Summer on Bayshore! Fun-loving kids ages 3 and up may choose from our themed day camps (Camp Jaguar), academics, the arts, athletics, enrichment and STEM. With more than 100 camps to choose from, your Summer on Bayshore adventure awaits!
Dates/Times: June 5-9, 9 a.m. to noon, June 12-30 and July 10-21 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: grades PK3-12. We offer coed, all-boy and all-girl camps.
5101 1st St. NE, St. Petersburg 33703
Summer at Shorecrest offers a huge variety of exciting, enriching and FUN summer programs for students in preschool-12th grade. Featuring classic summer day camp, STEM camps, performing and visual arts, sports clinics, academic enrichment/college prep…and so much more! Programs run weekly from June 5-Aug. 4. With extended day care, camps are available 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Each year, Summer at Shorecrest welcomes children from across the Tampa Bay area to learn and play together. Nearly half of our campers come to us from schools across Tampa Bay and around the country! View the full catalog and register at www.shorecrest.org/summer.
Cost: $195-$550, Full day camps include lunch
Dates/Times: June 5 – Aug. 4, Most camps run 9 a.m. to noon, 1-4 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. *before and after care available
Ages: Age 4 – Grade 12, Coed
Cornelia Corbett Center, 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa 33602
Children and teens exercise their creativity and imagination with hands-on activities themed around the Tampa Museum of Art’s permanent collection of antiquities, modern and contemporary art. With a variety of 2D and 3D mediums to choose from, campers connect with the art on view and create unique works of art.
Dates/Times: June 5 – Aug. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1-5 p.m.
Ages: 6-17, Coed
330 Pauls Drive, Brandon 33511
This is our 14th year of exceptional workshops. Our instructors will do frequent short demonstrations. Workshops vary in content from year to year so returning students can continue to build both skill and knowledge. Anatomy will be taught along with drawing from live clothed models at the end of the week. All workshops are extremely focused and artists can expect a certificate of completion on the final day.
Cost: $410/week (supplies included)
Dates/Times: June 5-9 and June 12-16, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 12 and over, adults welcome, Coed
Children and teens make friends, have fun and build confidence. Day Camp integrates play, STEM-based activities, field trips and more. Children can explore favorite interests with specialty camps featuring sports, outdoor adventures, cooking dance and more. Teen Camp offers field trips, guest speakers and enriching community service.
Cost: Day Camp starting at $160, Teen Camp starting at $200
Dates/Times: May 30-Aug. 4, times vary
Ages: Day Camp for ages 5-12, Teen Camp for ages 12-15, Coed
Y Summer Camp offers children a SAFE and FUN summer camp experience! The camp curriculum is full of fun, educational activities infused with the Y’s character values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Campers experience a variety of activities including S.T.E.A.M activities, swimming, science, high ropes, outdoor education, nature encounters, horseback riding, canoeing, visual arts, arts and crafts and more! The fun and unique experiences give Y campers an opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime.
Cost: Tampa Y: Starting at $184/week, Suncoast Y: starting at $99/week
Dates/Times: Begins May 30, times vary based on location
Ages: Tampa Y: 6-15, Suncoast Y: 5-17, Coed
9690 Seminole Blvd., Seminole 33772 and 23606 State Road 54, Lutz 33559
Our fully immersive culinary camps bring sizzling surprises and delights as we cook and bake our way through exciting tips and tricks with friendly cooking challenges to put your newfound skills to the test. Every week is a new curriculum (so no two camp weeks are alike).
Dates/Times: 10 weeks of camp starting May 30, 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.
Ages: 7-17, Coed