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November 13, 2018

Holiday Camps in Tampa Bay | Winter Break 2018

By Tampa Bay Parenting

Not sure what your going to do with your kiddos home all week from school? Why not send them to one of the many holiday camps in the Tampa Bay area!


Winter Break Camps in Tampa Bay:

Jewish Community Winter Camps | Dec. 24, 26, 27, 28, 31 and Jan. 2, 3, 4, various times
The JCC Camps this holiday season are full of fun for kids of all ages! Kids grades K and 1st will register for the Kochavim (Stars) camp with numerous activities, field trips, and swim lessons or free swim 2-3 times a week. For your Bonim, or builders (grades 2&3), campers will make new friends, try new activities, and have so much fun! The builders will also experience field trips and weekly swim opportunities. Register your 4th and 5th grader for Tsofim (scouts) for adventure-style activities as well as swim time and field trips. Finally, for the Samrim (natives), grades 6-10, campers can enjoy community service opportunities as well as personal growth. jewishcommunitycamp.com 

Morningside Camps | Dec 24- 28, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (NO Camp Dec 25) | (727) 562-4280
School’s out but the fun is “in” at Morningside. Our campers will participate in structured activities, including field trips, swimming, games, arts and crafts and sports. Ages for day out & holiday camps: Kindergarten-8th grade. $72 w/Recreation Card $80 w/o Recreation Card (prices for all 4 days). 2400 Harn Blvd. Clearwater, FL. For Morningside Recreation Complex contact Paul Roskey at (727)562-4280 or [email protected]com. For The Long Center contact Macie Tripple at (727) 793-2320 or [email protected]com. For Countryside Recreation Center contact Courtney Schultz at (727) 669-1914 or [email protected]com

MOSI Winter Break Camps | Dec. 26-28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Don’t stress this holiday season, MOSI has you covered with four different winter break camps for your campers to enjoy! The first two camps are Cosmic Capers and I Dig Minecraft. Cosmic Capers will be offered for student’s grades K-3rd, where campers will explore all that the universe has to offer! This camp is perfect for students interested in the cosmos, planets, the sun, stars, and anything space related. For 4th-8th graders, I Dig Minecraft is perfect for the campers who are crazy about Minecraft. Campers will go through challenges and exciting activities all relating back to your child’s favorite game, Minecraft. mosi.org/somi-camps/

The Florida Aquarium Serious About Sharks | Dec. 26-28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open for grades K-5th, Serious About Sharks is the perfect camp for those kiddos who are crazy about sharks and their cousins! Campers will learn about the importance of sharks to the ocean and how they help keep our waters healthy as well as what we can do to keep THEM healthy and safe too. campscui.active.com/orgs/TheFloridaAquarium

Explorer’s Club at McGough Nature Park | Dec 26-28, 8am-5:30pm | Ages 7-12
Do some serious exploring in our nature trail as we learn about survival and exploration. For questions, call 727-518-3047. In-person registration only. $60 Member, $75 Nonmember. Click here to book.

Snow and Ice at Highland Recreation Complex & Southwest Recreation | Dec 26-28, 7am-6pm | Grades K-5
Come “chill” with us while enjoying frosty treats, a field trip and games to warm you up. For questions, call 727-518-3016 or 727-518-3125. In-person registration only. $62 Member, $73 Nonmember. Click here to book.

YMCA Camps- Winter Break | Dec. 26Jan. 4, various times
The holidays are busy and can be stressful, luckily the YMCA is there for you and your kiddos this year with Fun Days just about every day after Christmas through the New Year. “Fun Days” include indoor and outdoor activities, games, crafts, character-building, sports, and more! Electronics are not encouraged. Dress your kiddos for outdoor play and bring a lunch snacks, water bottles, and sunscreen! apm.activecommunities.com/tampaymca

Winter Break Horse Camp | Dec. 26-28 and Jan. 2-4 | 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (aftercare available) | 727-433-5865 
At horse camp the children will learn safe horsemanship, daily riding lessons, arts & crafts, pizza party & horse costume contest. $40 per day – multiple day/sibling discounts. Horse camp is for children 5 and up, weekly riding lesson program also available. Two locations Odessa and Land O Lakes www.bristolrose.com and www.beaumontranch.net


New Year Camps in Tampa Bay:

YMCA Camps- Winter Break | Dec. 26Jan. 4, various times
The holidays are busy and can be stressful, luckily the YMCA is there for you and your kiddos this year with Fun Days just about every day after Christmas through the New Year. “Fun Days” include indoor and outdoor activities, games, crafts, character-building, sports, and more! Electronics are not encouraged. Dress your kiddos for outdoor play and bring a lunch snacks, water bottles, and sunscreen! apm.activecommunities.com/tampaymca

Fitness Fun at Highland Recreation Complex & Southwest Recreation | Dec 31, Jan 2-4 and 7, 7am-6pm | Grades K-5
Let’s ring in the new year with a Noon Year’s Eve party. After our party we will make resolutions to incorporate fitness while having fun. Enjoy a week full of active games, a field trip and more. For questions, call 727-518-3016 or 727-518-3125. In-person registration only. $90 Member, $108 Nonmember. Click here to book.

Crocodile Hunter Class at McGough Nature Park | Dec 31, Jan 2-4, 8am-5:30pm | Grades K-5
Learn all there is to know about gnarly crocs and dazzling snacks in this reptile class. A trip to the Largo Nature Preserve is included. For questions, call 727-518-3047. In-person registration only. $80 Member, $100 Nonmember. Click here to book.

Morningside Camps | Dec 31- Jan 4, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (NO CAMP Jan. 1) | (727) 562-4280
School’s out but the fun is “in” at Morningside. Our campers will participate in structured activities, including field trips, swimming, games, arts and crafts and sports. Ages for day out & holiday camps: Kindergarten-8th grade. $72 w/Recreation Card $80 w/o Recreation Card (prices for all 4 days). 2400 Harn Blvd. Clearwater, FL. For Morningside Recreation Complex contact Paul Roskey at (727)562-4280 or [email protected]com. For The Long Center contact Macie Tripple at (727) 793-2320 or [email protected]com. For Countryside Recreation Center contact Courtney Schultz at (727) 669-1914 or [email protected]com

MOSI Winter Break Camps | Jan. 2-4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Don’t stress this holiday season, MOSI has you covered with four different winter break camps for your campers to enjoy! Ring in the new year with Engineering Explorers Camp (K-3rd) and Lights, Camera, Action (4th-8th). Engineering Explorers will discover all that makes engineering possible, perfect for the future designer or engineer! Find out if your building would survive a hurricane and investigate how structures and foundations are made so strong! Campers will construct airplanes, helicopters, rockets, and more. Campers in Lights, Camera, Action will create movie masterpieces! Campers will use digital media, sound effects, and hands-on prop design to bring their production to life! mosi.org/somi-camps/

The Florida Aquarium Life Through a Microscope | Jan. 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Open for grades K-5th, Life Through a Microscope is the perfect day camp for your child to learn about sea life that is only viewable with a microscope. Campers will learn which animals are microscopic, search for those animals, and finally, learn why these tiny creatures are so important to our underwater environments! campscui.active.com/orgs/TheFloridaAquarium