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The Best Outdoor Camps and Sports Summer Camps in Tampa Bay

If your child is obsessed with sports or maybe you just want them to experience the great outdoors this summer, a summer camp focused on outdoor and active fun may be just for them!

We’re pulling together the best outdoor camps and sports camps in Tampa Bay from our 2023 Summer Camp Guide to help your child experience the best summer ever!

We’ll be adding to the list, so be sure to check back often.


The BEST Sports and Outdoorsy Camps in Tampa Bay for 2023


Academy of the Holy Names Summer on Bayshore

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!

Cost: $175-$400
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.

AdventHealth Center Ice Hockey Camp

3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Wesley Chapel 33544

AdventHealth Center Ice offers four specialized five-day camps focusing on skill development to help players reach their maximum potential. Players will work on skating, stick handling, shooting and game awareness. Participants will receive three hours of on-ice training with two hours of off-ice training each day. Daily activities will allow skaters and goalies to hone new skills while making friends and having fun.

Cost: $175-$475/5-day camp, $100/day drop-in 
Dates/Times: June 5-9 and 12-16, July 17-21, July 31-Aug. 4, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Ages: U8 to U162 Rec & Travel players, Coed

AdventHealth Center Ice Learn to Skate Camp

3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Wesley Chapel 33544

We offer eight weekly camps with a different theme each week, providing an environment for skaters to make new friends while learning and improving skating skills. Camp is available to skaters from beginner to intermediate levels, including introduction to hockey and figure skating programs. Hockey Summer Camps are also available! 

Cost: $325 + tax for a 5-day camp week. Drop-in rate is $70 per day. 
Dates/Times: May 30-July 28, Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.; pick-up 3-3:30 p.m. *extended care available
Ages: 5-14, Coed

Adventure Camp Tampa at Hillel Academy 

2020 W. Fletcher Ave., Tampa 33612

The Best Summer Camp in Tampa! Morning STEAM Activities are loaded with hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and sports, with afternoon recreational activities allowing campers aged 18 months through sixth grade to explore, experiment and make life-long friendships. Flexible scheduling; register by the week! Seventh to 10th graders can participate in the Counselors in Training program.

Cost: $255 – $275/week
Dates/Times: June 5 – July 28, times vary *extended care available
Ages: 18 months – grade 6, Coed

Berkeley Preparatory Summer Programs

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

BEST Horse Camp at West Coast Morgans 

17126 Boy Scout Road, Odessa 33556

JUMP for JOY! The BEST Horse Camp is back! Our kid-friendly horses make are trained for excellent riding lessons, learning and fun on the ground. Beginners through advanced riders enjoy different weekly themes and days filled with hands-on horse activities. We offer half or full days, single and bulk week options over summer and winter breaks, and discounts. 

Cost: $80-100/day, $400-$500/week
Dates/Times: May 30-Aug. 9, Half and Full Day options, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 6+, Coed

Bulls Soccer Camps 

12503 USF Bull Run Drive, Tampa 33617

Suitable for beginners, elite players and teams, our experienced staff works to improve players’ technical abilities with intense, fun training sessions based on daily themes, including dribbling, passing and receiving, finishing and possession. Afternoons are for tactical coaching in game situations and preparation for Friday’s exciting playoff day! Expect team spirit, chanting, campers vs coaches games, swimming and more!

Cost: $285-$305
Dates/Times: June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23, times vary
Ages: 6-14, Coed

CAMP IDS at Corbett Prep

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

Camp Terrapin at Tampa Prep

727 W. Cass St., Tampa 33606

Camp Terrapin is Tampa Prep’s well-known coeducational, sports and fine arts camp for students entering grades 1-8. Structured activities and theme days provide friendship and fun in downtown Tampa. Additional Summer Programs include a variety of Sports Camps and courses in Robotics, Academics and Enrichment. This summertime extension of our award-winning day school program offers something for everyone!

Cost: Camp Terrapin Half-day and Weekly rates: $155 – $295. Enrichment Camps: $295 – $1,000.
Dates/Times: June 5-July 21, M – F, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. *before and after care available
Ages: Entering grades 1-8, Coed

Camp Osprey

18050 US Highway 301 S., Wimauma 33598

208 acres that parallel the Little Manatee River, Camp Osprey is filled with kids 7-15 years old. Some of the activities include horseback riding, paintball, high ropes, giant swing, ziplining, ninja warrior obstacle course, Blob, Redneck slide, BB guns, archery, hiking, trail biking, kayaking, swimming, tubing and so much more!

Cost: $325-$795
Dates/Times: June 4-Aug. 5. Overnight camp: Saturday-Sunday. Day Camp: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. *breakfast and lunch provided
Ages: 7-15, Coed

Circle C Ranch Academy

6204 Interbay Blvd., Tampa 33611

We have Summer Camp and Summer VPK available with many activities! Camp Activities include horseback riding, swimming, art, sports including archery, canteen snack hut, outdoor exploration and bounce house. Come join us for all the fun outdoors!

Cost: Full Day $285/week, Half Day $220/week
Dates/Times: June & July, Full Day: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Half Day: 8 a.m. to Noon
Ages: 1-12, Coed

Earth Immersion SCUBA Summer Camp

180th Street, Live Oak 32060

Earth Immersion is a scuba, adventure and outdoor education camp for teens (13-17 yrs) looking for an unmatched experience exploring North Florida’s crystal-clear springs. Activities include earning SCUBA certifications, snorkeling, canoeing, hiking, fishing, tubing, community service hours and learning about freshwater/marine biology. We offer 7- or 13-day overnight co-ed programs.

Cost: $2,250-$4,100
Dates/Times: June 11-Aug. 4, 7- or 13-day overnight programs
Ages: 13-17, Coed

Eckerd College Summer Watersports Camp

4200 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg 33711

The Eckerd College Summer Watersports Camp offers classes in exploring watersports, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, wakeboarding, saltwater fishing, Little Mariners and Exploring Marine Life and more for students ages 5-17. This camp is taught in the perfect environment for learning watersports and gives campers exciting and unforgettable experiences!

Cost: $180-$295/week *10% off of each class for multiple classes
Dates/Times: June 5-July 28, 9 a.m. to Noon and 1-4 p.m.
Ages: 5-17, Coed

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida 

3 locations: Palm Harbor, Riverview and Wildwood

Summer Camp is a magical place where your girl can explore the best version of themselves, develop skills they won’t learn in the classroom, grow their love for the outdoors, become more independent, and make lasting friendships! Our camps offer a range of activities like archery, swimming, hiking, canoeing, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking and adventure. At Camp Wildwood, you will interact with our horses, while at Camp Wai Lani, you will explore our marine life while kayaking on open water. NEW family camping weekends available at Camp Dorothy Thomas for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors together.

Cost: Weekly Rate: $275 for Day Camp; $375 Half Week Camps; $500-$700 for Overnight/ Specialty/ Equestrian Camp
Dates/Times: June 4-July 29, times vary
Ages: 6-17, Female

Marine Science Camp at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

249 Windward Passage, Clearwater 33767

Get your camper ready to have fun in the sun as they embark on their own coastal learning experience with our Marine Science Camp at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Enjoy our week-long K-12 camps featuring our rescued dolphin, river otter and sea turtle friends! Our camp options feature snorkeling in seagrass beds and sand flats, kayaking through local estuaries, visiting our rescued residents, and discovering fascinating marine creatures in their natural habitat. Each summer camp program is a one-week session and runs Monday through Friday. Your summer fun begins at Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Marine Science Camp!

Cost: Starting at $240/week; $220 for members
Dates/Times: June 5–Aug. 18, Half Day: 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 1-4 p.m.; Full Day: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: Grades K-12, Coed

Summer at the Lakes

2331 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes 34639

Summer at the Lakes provides your child the opportunity to make lasting friendships while exploring nature and learning new skills! Children have fun all day by participating in a variety of activities from canoeing and fishing to building rockets or robots, acting, cooking, community service and a variety of sports.

Cost: $300-400/week
Dates/Times: Weekly June 5-July 28, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. *aftercare available
Ages: Pre-K3 to grade 12, Coed

Summer at Shorecrest

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

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

YMCA Summer Camp

Multiple Locations
813-224-8622 (Tampa) or 727-467-9622 (Suncoast) or

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

YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg Summer Camp

Multiple Locations

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

ZooTampa Summer Camps

1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa 33604

Your kids can explore the Zoo like never before! Campers will get VIP behind-the-scenes access to the Zoo, up-close to our amazing animals from across the globe, and talk directly from the teams that care for these animals every day to learn what it takes to become a Zoo veterinarian or animal care expert. Plus, they’ll get plenty of splashes on our water adventure, Roaring Springs. Get ready for a WILD SUMMER at ZooTampa!

Cost: starting at $329
Dates/Times: June 5-Aug. 4; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: kindergarten-grade 8, Coed