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The Best Summer Camps for Preschoolers and Little Kids

You’ve been looking and we’ve got it–your list of awesome summer camps for preschoolers in Tampa Bay! If your little one is still in preschool and not quite at the magical age of 6 when summer camp options suddenly bloom, don’t fret! There are still some really amazing summer camp options for your preschooler and rising kindergartener.

We’ve pulled together this list of the best summer camps for preschoolers in Tampa Bay from our 2023 Summer Camp Guide to help you map out out your child’s best summer ever!

The following camps have options for kids ages 5 and younger.


*To connect with each camp’s page, simply click on camp title. Listed in alphabetical order.

The BEST Summer Camps for Preschoolers and Little Kids


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

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

AquaCamps at The Florida Aquarium

701 Channelside Drive, Tampa 33602

The Florida Aquarium offers weekly summer camps experiences for children ages 3-14. A variety of science-themed AquaCamps feature animal encounters and more! There’s event travel camps. Benefits include complimentary extended care and lunch packages. Make a splash this summer with camp at The Florida Aquarium, where fun is in the water!

Cost: ages 3-4: $15-$18/day, ages 5-14: $144-$395/week
Dates/Times: May 30-Aug. 4, Ages 3-4: select Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ages 5-14: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Ages: 3-14, 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

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

Barrett School of Music – South Tampa Music Summer Camps

3822 S Himes Ave., Tampa 33611

Join us this summer with four different camp options, ranging from half-day to full-day. Our school offers unique camp themes like musical theater, music production, string chamber ensemble and rock band. Plus, we still have our Elementary Introductory Camp! Explore music dialed in on your child’s exact interest.

Cost: $150-$250/week
Dates/Times: June 5-9 and 12-16, July 10-14 and 17-21, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. plus half-day options
Ages: 4-17, Coed

Camp Bayshore 

3909 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa 33611 

Camp Bayshore is a fun, Christian-centered program for campers ages 3 through rising 6th grade. Children from all around the Tampa Bay area are provided an exciting and safe family atmosphere to learn, grow, play and make memories that last a lifetime.

Weekly Cost: $275-$300 + registration fee.
Dates/Times: May 30-July 28, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Ages: 3 years – rising 6th graders, Coed

Camp CUBBER at Palm Harbor UMC

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

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 Imagination at Glazer Children’s Museum 

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

Camp Mary Help

6400 East Chelsea St., Tampa 33610

Camp Mary Help introduces the tradition of faith and fun with new, challenging activities for campers. Camp Mary Help is on a 140-acre campus which includes a barn to play with animals, a lake for kayaking and tubing; an Olympic sized pool for swimming and water games; and fields for adventure! 

Cost: $175/week *discounts and scholarships available
Dates/Times: June 12-July 28, Drop off 7:30-8 a.m., Pick up 4-4:30 p.m.
Ages: 5-15, 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

Dunedin Fine Arts Center Art Academy

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
Ages4.5-14, Coed

Eckerd College Summer Watersports Camp

4200 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg 33711-4744

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

Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts

1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater 33759

The Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall offers a variety of musical theater, drama, music and art camps to students ages 5 and up, providing them the opportunity to explore their talents, boost their confidence, discover new friends and learn from professional arts instructors. Camps start June 5. For more information on class descriptions, dates/times, and tuition assistance, please contact the Education Associates at [email protected].  

Cost: $100-$700. *tuition assistance available
Dates/Times: June 5-Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 4 p.m.
Ages: 5-18+, Coed

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

Mary Jo’s Performing Arts Academy Summer Camps

15906 Mapledale Blvd., Tampa 33624

The arts are a perfect avenue to allow your child to explore their creativity, tap into their imagination and discover their potential. Students will develop self-expression, build confidence, learn to work with peers, foster problem solving skills and stimulate curiosity. From classics to pop culture, your children will unfold the wonderful world of the performing arts.

Cost: $125 and up
Dates/Times: June – August, M-F 9 a.m. to noon, 3 or 4 p.m.
Ages: 3 and up, Coed

MOSI Summer Science Camp

4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa 33617

MOSI’s Summer Science Camps bring science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) alive through hands-on experiments and design challenges. From launching rockets, building robots and extracting DNA, we are about creating experiences that expand interests and make dreams a reality. Doing real science is just one way MOSI camps inspire our campers with a can-do attitude that can last a lifetime. Real science coupled with exciting experiments, simulations, explorations and inventions will help you discover the innovator within. Keep your brains engaged all summer long while having fun!

Cost: $217-$485, MOSI Members receive a discount
Dates/Times: Weekly May 30-Aug. 4
Ages: 4 years old-grade 8, Coed

Ms. Lisa’s Dance Camp

3805 W. San Miguel St., Tampa 33629

Spend your summer at Ms. Lisa’s Dance! Weekly themed dance and acro camps run all summer long for ages 3-6. Camps including dancing, crafts, snacks, games and more.

Cost: Half Day $180, Full Day $310
Dates/Times: May 31-Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12-3 p.m.
Ages: 3-6, Coed

Music and More at the Florida Academy of Performing Arts

402 Oakfield Drive, Brandon 33511
813-490-ARTS (2787);

Music and More is a full and half-day week-long camp. We offer daily drop-ins along with early drop-off and late pick-up. Students will explore instruments, acting, singing and art. Musical Theatre camps are two-week intensive production camps. Students work on acting, blocking, singing – dynamics and harmonies, along with how to put together a full production at the end. We offer scholarships and sibling discounts. 

Cost: $30 Registration Fee, Music and More is $230/week, Musical Theatre is $275 for 2 weeks
Dates/Times: Weekly, May 30-Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ages: 5-12, Coed, All Abilities

Paradise Summer Camp / Preschool Summer Care

7777 62nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg 33709; 727-647-0349
K-6 Camp:

Preschool Summer Care:

A great opportunity for your child to experience a wide range of educational, recreational and spiritual activities, all in an exciting, hands-on and creative environment! Your child will enjoy the chance to make new friends, create happy memories and grow and improve their skills in a variety of areas!

Cost: Preschool $250, K-6 $275 
Dates/Times: June 5-30 and July 10-28, Preschool M-Th, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Camp Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Ages: Preschool: ages 3-4, Camp: rising K-6, Coed

Patel Conservatory

1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa 33602 | 813-222-1040 |

The Patel Conservatory Summer Camps and Classes give all of its students the opportunity to reach their creative potential, with instruction in dance, music and theater. Students attend camps and classes appropriate for their age and skill level. Classes require active learning participation from students and conclude with a performance.

Cost: Varies *scholarships available
Dates: May 30 – Aug. 4
Ages: 3 through adult, Coed

Summer on Bayshore at the Academy of Holy Names

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.

Summer at CDS

1515 W. Bearss Ave., Tampa 33613 and 12606 Casey Road, Tampa 33618

The Summer at CDS staff are excited to spend the summer with your little camper for what we know is going to be a summer they’ll never forget! Our camps will allow your children to explore, discover and challenge themselves. Campers will continuously explore new adventures that will allow them to grow and push themselves to new levels.

Cost: $225-$330
Dates/Times: June 5-July 28, Full and half-day options
Ages: Toddler-grade 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
AgesPre-K3 to grade 12, Coed

Summer Camp at Canterbury

990 62nd Ave NE, St Petersburg 33702

From marine science and STEAM to athletics and academics, Canterbury School of Florida offers exciting, educational, and themed camps for PK3 through Grade 12.

Cost: Half Day: starting at $175/week, Full Day: starting at $375/week
Dates/Times: Half Day: 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m., Full Day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: PK3 – 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
727-895-6922 |

At YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg Summer Camp, children and teens have the opportunity to make friends, have fun and build confidence. We offer 10-week programs for children aged 5-12 (Day Camp), as well as aged 12-15 (Teen Camp), as well as week-long Specialty Camps. Day Camp integrates play, STEM-based activities, field trips and more, while Teen Camp offers field trips, guest speakers and enriching community service activities to keep teens engaged all summer long. With our half or full-day Specialty Camps, children can explore their favorite interests such as sports, outdoor adventures, cooking, dance and more.

Cost: Day Camp starting at $160, Teen Camp starting at $200, Specialty Camps starting at $120/week.
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.
Ageskindergarten-grade 8, Coed