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February 23, 2016
Where has the time gone? It is almost summer already! Summer can be one of the most memorable times for your kids. Without the structure of school, kids are faced with more free time to explore and learn in a way that they just can’t during the school year. One of the best ways to help them spread their wings and explore is by finding a summer camp where they can make lasting memories. Looking for summer camps can be daunting, however, so we have compiled a list of the very best summer camps. Whether you are looking for a sleepaway camp or a camp closer to home, no matter what time frame you are looking for, you will find it all right here. After all, you never know just how your child’s camp experience will affect not only your child, but your whole family.
Academy of the Holy Names Summer on Bayshore
3319 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa
Fun-loving kids ages 3 and up may choose from themed day camps, technology, sports, enrichment and review, or arts studio camps at the Academy of the Holy Names’ ever-popular Summer on Bayshore! From Legos to lacrosse and cooking to cartooning, Summer on Bayshore has something for everyone. Full and half-day weekly sessions run from June 6 – July 29.
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa
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. On-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!
Berkeley Summer Programs
4811 Kelly Road, Tampa
3D Game Design, Mod Design, Equestrian, Archery, Fine Arts, Rock and Roll Camp, Lego, Basketball, Football, Swimming, Golf, Rock Climbing, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Chess, Driver’s Ed, Financial Literacy for Teenagers, and so much more – there’s something for everyone at Berkeley Summer Programs! Pre-K to Grade 12. Register online. Over 100 camps and classes, including high school credit courses. Before and After Care.
Berkeley Prep High School Business Classes
4811 Kelly Road, Tampa
Back by popular demand, Berkeley Summer Programs will offer the Fundamentals of Financial Literacy (June 6-10, 8:30-12) for rising sophomores-graduating seniors and the Berkeley Business Leaders Symposium (June 13-17, 9:00-2:00) for rising juniors-graduating seniors. In the Fundamentals of Financial Literacy, instructors will focus upon personal money management (basics of banking, budgeting, and managing your finances), investing, and asset protection. The Berkeley Business Leaders Symposium will showcase some of the most successful and respected business leaders in Tampa who will impart valuable advice and share their wisdom and experiences with students. This personable and dynamic seminar format will feature two speakers a day. Confirmed speakers include Bob Gries, managing director of Gries Investment Funds; Steven Derrick, partner (retired) at Price Waterhouse Cooper; Tom Frederick, co-founder of Zymphony Technology Solutions; Jason Kuhn, CEO of Kuhn Automotive Group; Robert Loring, founder of Revolution Capital Group; Sareet Majumdar, president of Interconnect Cable Technologies; Rick Michaels, founder of the CEA Group; Shilen Patel, founder of Health Axis Group; and Marty Schaffel, chairman of AVI-SPL.
Bulls Soccer Camps
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, University of South Florida, Tampa
Bulls Soccer Camps at the University of South Florida is one of the premier soccer camps for female players in the entire Southeast Region. Camps are offered for beginners up to advanced elite players for ages 4-18.
Busch Gardens Camps
3000 E. Busch Boulevard, Tampa
Camps include resident camps that marry the best of the park’s offerings into multiday, sleep-away programs for students in grades five through college. Day camps are weeklong and provide campers in kindergarten through eighth grade with hands-on, educational experiences with animals and the outdoors, as well as Counselor-In-Training programs for grades 9-12.
3909 S. MacDill Avenue, Tampa
813-839-4297, Ext. 344; www.bayshorechristianschool.org
This day camp for 3-year-olds to rising sixth graders is a fun, safe, Christian camp full of field trips, swimming, sports, the arts, music, shows, and various activities. Go online to see photos from last summer’s adventures, to find this summer’s calendars, and to download forms to register.
Camp Connect at Glazer Children’s Museum
110 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa
The Glazer Children’s Museum’s Camp Connect is where you’ll want to spend your summer break. Cruise around the Bay, inspire amazing works of art, and learn about the land down under at one of the top summer camps as voted by Tampa Metro YMCA. Weekly camps are Monday-Friday for ages 5-9. Camp themes include science explorations, arts & crafts, character development, play time throughout the museum, and more!
12015 Orange Grove Drive, Tampa
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 are available for a fee.
19501 Holly Lane, Lutz
Seal Swim School now provides a fantastic aquatic camp program for children 4-10. Each camp week will center on a theme where your child will enjoy a variety of activities such as swim lessons, recreational swim, outdoor sports, indoor games, archery, arts and crafts, field trips and much, much more.
727 W. Cass Street, Tampa
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 Cultural Center
Summer Arts Camp
4537 Lowell Road, Tampa
Artistic expression, belting it out, busting a move and getting into character are all encouraged! Through art, music, dance and drama, campers ages 4-12 will explore a different theme each week — all in a creative and safe environment.
Color Me Mine
1609 W. Snow Circle,Tampa
Everyone’s favorite pottery studio is now offering summer day camps for a wide range of ages. Kids will explore pottery, painting, glazing and more.
Elite Animation Academy Tampa
9634 W. Linebaugh Avenue, Tampa
Weekly camps founded by former Disney animators start June 6 – Aug. 12 teaching traditional and digital animation for ages 8-17. Learn animation, anime/manga, character design, draw Disney characters and Marvel super heroes, Photoshop, 2D/3D animation and much more. Camps are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. with a one-hour break for lunch. All supplies are provided. Register online; cost is $300 per weekly camp.
Florida Academy of the Performing Arts
402 Oakfield Drive, Brandon
Florida Academy of the Performing Arts camp offers acting, crafts, games, singing, drums, musical theatre, beginner guitar, beginner violin, fun activities and more. This camp is for kids ages 5 and up and offer your child the opportunity to learn and grow their talent.
First Baptist Church of Tampa- Free Vacation Bible School
302 W. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa
Batten down the hatches and prepare to be Submerged! Each day kids will explore what lies below the surface in the deep sea by creating crafts, playing fun games, enjoying tasty snacks, singing cool songs, and learning about missions. Kids will discover that Jesus saw people for who they were deep down, not who they appeared to be on the surface. VBS will run from June 20-24, from 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for children ages 3 through fifth grade.
History Adventure Camps at the Tampa Bay History Center
801 Old Water Street, Tampa
Explore Tampa’s historic neighborhoods via streetcar, go behind the scenes of a real museum archive, or excavate artifacts from thousands of years ago! The Tampa Bay History Center’s History Adventure Camps allow kids to dig, craft, and build their way through the past! History Adventure Camps are open to ages 7-11, and include field trips, outdoor activities, splash park fun, and interactions with historians and other experts. Pre-registration required. $220/week, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
iD Tech Camps
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, University of South Florida, Tampa
This summer, encourage the awesome in your child! At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7-17 can learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, model 3D characters, build websites, print 3D models and more! Tech-savvy instructors teach curriculum in small groups of just eight students per instructor—guaranteed—so both beginners and advanced students can learn at the perfect pace. Campers make new friends, learn foundational STEM skills, and enjoy long-term benefits.
Kids’ College Summer Camps at HCC
39 Columbia Drive, Tampa
Tampa Bay’s best youth & teen camps! Not just another play camp, Kids’ College at Hillsborough Community College offers fun with a purpose through a wide variety of educational topics and interests. Programs are offered at nine HCC locations throughout the county for grades 1-10. Camp topics including video game design, fashion, architecture, performing arts, police & fire, athletics, STEM, dance and many more.
Kids’ Stuff Preschool and Kindergarten
21360 Lake Floyd Drive, Lutz
Kids’ Stuff is FUNdamental! Currently enrolling for summer camp and the 2016–2017 school year. Look for exciting summer fun for ages 12 months–12 years. Kids’ Stuff Summer Camp travels off-site for ages 4 and 5, and school-age kids take themed field trips. School year offers pre-school, VPK and private kindergarten with a focus on the development of the whole child in a family-style setting.
Mary Jo’s Performing Arts Summer Camps
15906 Mapledale Boulevard, Tampa
Experience a summer of fun and excitement in the performing arts! Keep active all summer in dance, acting, musical theater, voice and music for ages 2 1/2 and older. The weekly themes include Frozen Fun, Fairy & Fantasy, Be a Rock Star, Princess & Pirates, Broadway & More! Take the stage this summer and perform in a wide variety of styles and venues. Register online now!
2020 McCormick Lakes Way, Seffner
This summer camp at the cable park is for all levels. With premium equipment and conditions, camp counsellors will provide a fun, safe, encouraging environment for your child to progress inside their comfort zone during a memorable summer! Space is limited so sign up soon.
Montessori Academies and Preparatory school
Tampa, Temple Terrace, and New Tampa
Montessori’s summer curriculum includes math, language, science, social studies, Chinese, Spanish and more!
The Montessori House Day School
5117 Ehrlich Road, Tampa
June 20 – July 29
The Montessori House students enjoy summer the way it was meant to be enjoyed, with creativity and exploration encouraged! Every week offers activities, crafts, play, and learning opportunities with a different theme. Camp is from 8:30am to 3pm, with extended care and even half days available. Tour the school today, with an option to enroll for the school year. Experience the difference at The Montessori House Day School!
MOSI Science Summer Camps
4801 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa
MOSI Summer Science Camp brings science, technology, engineering, art, and math (S.T.E.A.M.) alive through hands-on experiments and projects. Launch rockets, design video games, create art with lasers, use DNA to solve crimes or discover your passion in S.T.E.A.M Career camps in the medical, culinary and marine biology fields. Real science coupled with exciting experiments, simulations, explorations and inventions will inspire the innovator within. Pre-K- high school and registration is online.
Ms Lisa’s Dance
3805 W. San Miguel Street, Tampa
Ms. Lisa’s Dance is offering summer and theatre camps for ages 3 to 12. Camps are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and aftercare is available until 3:00 p.m. Each camp lasts five days offering fun and creative themes for your child to enjoy. Activities include art projects, performances, face painting, and dance and include a photographer to capture their adorable smiling faces. Come spend your summer at Ms. Lisa’s Dance where friendship and technique is developed.
Musical Arts Piano Conservatory
2101 W. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa
Piano musical camp for ages 7-12 and teens offers a half-day camp for complete beginners or those already having some keyboard experience. Includes all the basics of developing musicianship in a group together utilizing our Yamaha Piano Keyboards and our acoustic pianos. Includes a daily 30-minute private lesson plus supervised practice and fun group activities to develop music reading and writing, developing the musical ear, playing together in ensembles and learning songs. Camp ends with a performance for the families! Early care and aftercare is available.
1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa
Offering more than 70 camps and classes in all areas of dance, theater and music for all ages and experience levels for ages 3 through college. This camp will give your child the confidence and creativity that they love and that will last a lifetime.
School of Rock Tampa Summer Camps
620 S MacDill Suite C, Tampa 813-873-8047; tampa.schoolofrock.com
We have programs for students of all skill levels – from beginner to expert!
Performance Program Camps are generally for students with some level of playing ability, but we have seen absolute beginners thrive in the Performance Camp. Throughout the week, the team builds a full set of songs culminating in a real stage performance! Rookies Camps are for younger and beginning students to learn about music fundamentals (rhythm, pitch, song structure, etc.) and all the major rock instruments: guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and keys!
Spanish Through Art Summer Camp: Learn Spanish through Fun Mixed Media Art Projects
6202 N. Central Avenue, Tampa
Now, more than ever, it is important for kids to learn a second language. Our Spanish camps uniquely blend language learning with cultural enrichment and will give your child a head start in gaining a critical skill in today’s globalized marketplace. This weekly camp is jam packed with tons of art projects and will leave your child with a new found appreciation for nature, the environment, society and Hispanic culture. ReDefiners World Languages offers summer and after-school programs for kids entering PreK-5th grades in the Seminole Heights community of Tampa, with more locations to come in the fall, for only $100 a week. For more information or to register, go to:www.redefinerswl.org/register. Want to build upon this experience and continue your child’s language learning? We offer after-school and weekend programs for continued success!
Summer Learn to Sail 2016 at Davis Island Yacht Club
1315 Severn Avenue Tampa
The Davis Island Youth Sailing Foundation (DIYSF) is pleased to offer summer sailing instruction for both DIYC members and non-members. Our goal is to promote the sport of sailing for the benefit of the children of the Tampa Bay area in an environment which stresses safety, good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, respect for authority and respect for the community. Dates range from June 13-Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Tampa Music School
3310 S. Westshore Boulevard, Tampa
Explore a variety of Rock Band and Caribbean instruments through our dynamic music summer camp experience. Campers ages 8-13 will be a part of a steel pan band, and star in their very own music video. They will enjoy playing the guitar, keyboard, drum set and steel pans. Register online and save $15 before March 31.
711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa
Each summer, Tampa Theatre’s historic auditorium lights up with young filmmakers working together to produce their visions on-screen. Campers entering grades three through 12 work in small groups to learn the creative process of live and stop-motion animation filmmaking, from storyboarding and scriptwriting to filming and editing. All necessary equipment is provided so that by the end of the week-long session, each production team will have a 3-5 minute movie to debut on the big screen.
Vosler Young Artists’ Studio
1906 N. Armenia Avenue, Tampa
In an Atelier environment held in the beautiful north-light studio, students will study and draw from life with a master instructor. As students master core concepts and show understanding through their drawings, they will be given more complex concepts to master and will draw a variety of pictures in charcoal throughout the week culminating in a session with a live model on Friday afternoon. Students receive a certificate at the conclusion of the workshop. Supplies Included.
US College Soccer ID Camps
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, University of South Florida, Tampa
Each summer US College Soccer ID Camps provides an awesome opportunity for a soccer player with a desire to play collegiate soccer. Over 50 top U.S. College Soccer Programs from all divisions participate every year. Each player will be issued a pinnie with an ID Number that they will wear at each session. US College Soccer ID Camps offers camps for players entering grades eight through 12 grade in Tampa, Florida, Texas and Arizona!
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 locations and several program sites. – See more at: http://old.tampabayparentingmagazine.com/article/summer-camp-guide-2016/#sthash.8idzqgZS.dpuf
Zoo Camps at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa, FL 33604
813-935-8552, Ext. 268; www.LowryParkZoo.org
June 13 – August 5
Zoo School is headquarters to a variety of unforgettable 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.
Admiral Farragut Academy
Summer Day Camps & Boarding Program
501 Park Street N., St. Petersburg
727-384-5500, Ext. 230; www.farragut.org/summer
Camps are open to the public, include a hot lunch, and are held on our campus with a private pool and waterfront! The day camps include STEM, Little Captains, Sports, Bricks 4 Kidz and more for rising PreK-eigth graders. The boarding program is for rising eighth-12th graders and is a two-, four-, or six-week college prep boarding experience where attendees can earn a high school credit in math, biology or history, or take electives like scuba, aviation and engineering.
American Stage Summer Camp & Teen Summer Institute
163 Third Street N., St. Petersburg
727-823-1600 ext 204; www.americanstage.org/youth-education
Choose from 1-3 week sessions for grades K-12. Experience quality theatre training in a positive environment, giving young people the tools to be fearless, focused and flexible on stage and in life. Studying theatre not only helps students become accomplished and confident performers, it also empowers creative, intellectual and emotional growth. All experience levels welcome! Staff is comprised of working theatre professionals with a passion for teaching.
Clearwater Community Sailing Center Summer Camp
1001 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater
The Clearwater Community Sailing Center is offering exciting sailing camps for kids of all ages. Whether your child has never sailed before or is more experienced, this camp offers multiple levels. Camps include Little Puffs, Pram Camp One, Pram Camp Two, Water Adventure Camp, 420 Camp, Windsurfing and Intro to Racing. Register today!
Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Summer with Winter & Hope Camp
249 Windward Passage, Clearwater
727-441-1790, ext. 262; www.seewinter.com
Get your camper ready to have fun in the sun as they embark on their own coastal learning experience with our all new camp selections. Enjoy our half-day or full-day week-long camps featuring Winter and her rescued dolphin, river otter and sea turtle friends! Camp options feature snorkeling in sea grass beds and sand flats, kayaking through local estuaries, meeting our rescued residents, SCUBA, and discovering fascinating marine creatures in their natural habitat.
The Club at Treasure Island Summer Camp/ Camp TI
400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island
Open to kids ages 6-12, this one-of-a-kind summer camp engages children in activities that become fundamental building blocks for their future. Kids can enjoy sailing, tennis, culinary classes, swimming and so much more. Camp TI is open to members and non-members. Become a member of Club TI and receive exclusive rates on summer camp.
St. Petersburg City Summer Camp
1400 19th Street North
Play, learn and explore in one great city with 11 camp locations. This program is safe, fun and educational and breakfast and lunch are served. For kids elementary and middle school age. Well-trained staff, field trips, crafts, sports, swimming and an 8 week summer with extended care available. Camps are in exceptional facilities for as low as $196 full summer rate with fees assistance for St. Pete residents. See website for registration and locations.
Creative Clay Summer Art Around the World Youth Camp
1114 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
Creative Clay’s 8th Annual Art Around the World inclusionary summer camp, for children ages six through 12 of all abilities is now open for registration! In Summer 2016 we will be studying the countries of France, Vietnam, Nigeria, and El Salvador. Class size is limited to 12 students. Professional artist Gordon Bonnett, in his fifth year teaching this camp, teaches all eight weeks.
Classes meet June 13–August 5, M-F from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cost $150 per week. Creative Clay’s Art Around the World Summer Camp will be held at: Brick Street Clay Studio, 400 23rd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Boulevard, Dunedin
DFAC’s Summer Art Academy’s seven separate age-appropriate camps offer fun, creative, cognitive summer enrichment experiences for kids and teens from 4-1/2 to 16 years old. Activities include drawing painting, sculpture, photography, clay and digital arts as well as Arts in Motion curriculum. This year, individually themed weeks include Shark Week, Artful Olympics, Intergalactic Railway and Cinco de July-o.
Eckerd College Watersports Camp
4200 54th Avenue S., St. Petersburg
One of the largest collegiate programs in the United States offers instruction in exploring watersports, sailing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, kayaking, saltwater fishing, and exploring marine life for students of various ages at various levels. The school provides the perfect environment for learning watersports. The Waterfront Program is in its 44th year, and over those years has introduced thousands of children and adults to the wonderful world of watersports.
Feather Sound Country Club Summer Camp
2201 Feather Sound Drive, Clearwater
727-202-4051; 727-572-6677; www.fscc.club
The FSCC Golf and Tennis Camps will focus on solid fundamentals. Golf includes: stance, grip, posture, alignment, and swing including the short game and the full swing. Tennis includes: grips, position, stroke development, footwork, match play and competition. Both programs want to offer kids the opportunity to learn under fully certified golf and tennis professionals, and have a fun and positive experience here at Feather Sound Country Club.
The First Tee of Clearwater Summer Camp
3030 N. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater
The First Tee of Clearwater curriculum teaches all the skills necessary to play the game of golf and nine core values.Instruction includes grip, posture, chipping, full swing, stance, putting, pitching, rules of golf and course play. Golf equipment is available to all participants.We also offer spring and fall Saturday camps.
Great Explorations Summer Camp
(727) 821-8992 www.greatex.org
Great Explorations summer camps are a fantastic way to have fun while school is out! Our camps stimulate learning and imagination with themes ranging from Things that Go to Once Upon a Time. Days are filled with experiments, arts, field trips and guest presentations from local experts in the fields we explore! Our week-long camps are designed for students entering VPK through 3rd grade with a new and exciting theme starting each Monday.
Largo Cultural Center
105 Central Park Drive, Largo
Camps are for kids of all ages and include productions of Legally Blonde the Musical, Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. and Technical Theatre Production. Campers will learn skills from acting and auditioning to working with scenery, rigging, audio, and lighting equipment. They will apply their new skills in the shows. Prices vary; scholarships are available.
Montessori by the Sea “Explore the Shore”
1603 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach
Children ages 3–6 years will explore our beach environment during this six-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 six. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (June 13 – July 22). Cost is $175 per week, with a $50 registration fee.
Morean Arts Center Summer Camp
Unique camp offerings for children 4-15 years old including our brand new pre-school half-day camp. All campers will enjoy a week of art-filled experiences using selected weekly themes, including stories, songs and games. Teen offerings include glass, animation, jewelry, photography, clay and more. All campers will work on take home projects, collaborative pieces and community art projects.
Palm Harbor Montessori Academy
2355 Nebraska Avenue, Palm Harbor
Full-day themed camp sessions for ages 3-12 featuring outside play and swimming! Outdoor environments include state-of-the-art pool facilities, soccer field, basketball court, hydroponics garden, and four spacious and secured playgrounds for fun, learning and meeting new friends. Camp themes include music, drama, Spanish, exploring the world, America the beautiful and more.
RK Music Studio
1500 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg
Summer Music Camp, Pop Slam and Voice/Drama camps are being offered all summer at RK Music Studio. For students ages (completed) Kindergarten-3rd grade our half-day general music camp includes singing, playing instruments and other music-themed activities (after care also available). For older students, our full-day Pop Slam (rock band camp) or Voice/Drama camps give students the opportunity to perform alone and in groups in a supportive, noncompetitive environment. All three camps are geared toward music fun and learning at a pace appropriate for summer.
Saint Paul’s School
1600 St. Paul’s Drive, Clearwater
With the variety of camps, making fun, long-lasting memories won’t be hard. The school offers field trips, recreation and activities, fine arts, marine science, Camp Invention, Grand Slam Baseball and classic day camps. Camps are for children in PreK-3 – eighth grade. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Before and after care is available.
Summer at Shorecrest
5101 First Street N.E., St. Petersburg
From an adventure-themed day camp for preschoolers to sixth-grade academic enrichment, all the way to a professional theatre bootcamp for serious thespians, there’s something for everyone this summer at Shorecrest. An auxiliary program of Shorecrest Preparatory School, Summer at Shorecrest offers nearly 100 different camp sessions, serving students from 3 years to those rising into grade 12. Programs run May 31-Aug. 12.
Soul Adventures Summer Camps
129 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater
Soul Adventures is an adventure summer camp for 10-14- year-olds. Each day will be a different adventure for campers. Adventure days will include kayaking, sailing, fishing, paddle boarding, paint ball, snorkeling, rope courses, Frisbee golf and archery (just to name a few). Five to 9-year-olds can check out the Junior Adventure Camp.
SPCA Tampa Bay Summer Camp
9099 130th Ave. N, Largo
SPCA Tampa Bay offers themed weekly Camps for boys and girls 6-15 interested in learning about animals, responsible pet care, animal professions and more. Campers spend each week enjoying animal interactions, animal related learning activities, games, guest speakers, crafts and having lots of fun! Best of all, campers give love and attention to our shelter animals, and make new two-legged and four-legged friends along the way! We also offer spring, fall and winter break camps!
2685 Ulmerton Road Suite 210, Clearwater
Strykerz Summer Camp program is designed to be a well-balanced and structured learning environment. It features traditional martial arts led by passionate and experienced instructors. We provide children with nourishment to balance the body while learning fun and effective techniques and exercises that build confidence, respect and healthy physical bodies. Each week campers have the opportunity to also participate in an extracurricular theme and activities.
Summer at Delphi Clearwater
1831 Drew Street, Clearwater
Summer at Delphi offers themed weeks, exciting field trips, overnight adventures and so much more! Hands-on workshops, daily activities including dance, cooking, arts & crafts, volleyball, pottery, music – this summer is non-stop fun from 8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m., June 20-July 29. Celebrating 33 Years! Ages 4-17.
Tampa Bay Turners Gymnastics and Swimming Academy
2301 26th Street N., St. Petersburg
Kids can participate in gymnastics and tumbling classes, swim lessons starting at six months in our indoor pool, birthday parties, summer day camps and toddler tumbling open play, all in a Licensed Preschool. Come join the fun!
Tampa Bay Watch Estuary EDventures Camp
3000 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde
727-867-8166, ext. 224; www.tampabaywatch.org/summer-camps
Do your children have an interest in marine science? Do they love going to the beach and finding animals? If so, this is their chance to learn more about it! Send them to Tampa Bay Watch this summer for some fun in the sun with our marine ecology summer camps where they will learn about amazing Tampa Bay, the ocean and its inhabitants.
Academy at the Lakes
2331 Collier Parkway, Land O’Lakes
Campers ages 3-14 can choose from many activities, including sports, arts, recreation, science, technology and academic review.
5415 Post Oak Boulevard, Wesley Chapel
27830 Summergate Boulevard, Wesley Chapel
813-907-8892; 813-994-2700; www.discoverypointenroll.com/summercamp
Discovery Point child development centers offer a variety of summer camps for ages 5 through 12. In addition to themed weeks, children participate in field trips, arts and crafts and more. Camps are 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
La Petite Academy
6829 FL-54, New Port Richey
Calling All Kids Ages 5-12: Get Ready For A Not So Bummer Summer! Sign Up Now for Summer Camp at La Petite Academy! Psssst! Hey, kid! Yes, you! How are you going to get the most fun out of summer? La Petite Academy’s got you covered! Join us for our Not So Bummer Summer to experience up to nine completely different summer camps– with great field trips! Each week we’ll feature a fun-filled theme, from outdoor adventure to cooking to drama and much more. There’s plenty of fun for younger kids, too!
New Port Richey Summer Aquatic and Tennis Camps
6630 Van Buren St, New Port Richey
The Recreation and Aquatic Center is offering summer camp, aquatic camp, and tennis camp for kids ages 5 and up. Dates vary by camp. Each camp is designed to promote exercise and teach safety, along with responsibilities.
Pasco County Summer Day Camps
The Pasco County Summer Day Camp program will run from June 20 – Aug. 5. Campers will experience fun activities including: games, sports, arts and crafts, field trips, movies, guest speakers, special events, and much more! Camp locations are available throughout Pasco County. Register online.
SunWest Wake Camp & SunWest Soccer Camp
17362 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson, FL 34669
SunWest Park is excited to offer half-day summer camps for athletic recreation. Campers will receive sport specific instruction and coaching, whether they sign up for wakeboard camp or soccer camp. All skill levels from basic beginner to experienced athlete are invited to join us for a week of fun. In addition to focusing on a specific sport, camp will be filled with the other great activities SunWest has to offer! Campers will race around the Aqua Park, paddle across the lake, and play games on and off the water. On top of fun-filled recreation, camp counselors will offer a daily message geared towards growing leaders. Focusing on life skills such as respect, honesty, and empathy, campers will finish camp not only having learned something in the sport but also growing in character. Our counselors are committed to developing relationships that empower campers to succeed in the sport and in life.
Camp Dovewood Sleep-Away Christian Camp for Girls
23221 101st Rd, O’Brien, FL
386 935-0863; www.campdovewood.org, [email protected]
This year Dovewood celebrates 39 awesome years of dynamic , fun-filled camping in North Florida. Camp Dovewood is a traditional Christian camp for girls 7-16 offering one, two, and three week sessions. We have an outstanding equestrian program featuring :English , western riding, dressage, rodeo, trail rides, vet care, grooming and stable management, horse shows, overnight trail rides to the Suwannee River as well as many more activities like: archery, dance, swimming, river rafting, cheerleading, art, music, softball, volleyball, tennis, basketball, gymnastics, Bible, tennis, soccer, baton, Christian leadership and more. Accredited: ACA, CHA and member of Christian Camp and Conference Center.
Circle F Dude Ranch Camp
5301 Dude Ranch Road, Lake Wales
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
Horse lovers’ paradise since 1954, atop Lookout Mountain, for 50 girls, 8-17. 1 to 9 weeks, 600 acres, English, Western, Barrels, Vaulting, and Trails. CHA instructors teach beginner to advanced riders. Spend 4-6 hours daily with your OWN camp horse. The Jones family are third-generation horse lovers, camp administrators, and equine educators making girls dreams come true!
Camp Invention; www.campinvention.org
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.
George Kiefer’s USF Soccer Camps
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL & Lithia
USF Soccer Camps at the University of South Florida is one of the premier soccer camps for male players in the entire Southeast Region. Camps are offered for beginners up to advanced elite players for ages 4-18.
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Summer Camps
With five summer camp locations, girl scouts will get to experience wilderness life at its best. Girls will make memories that will last them a lifetime and will stay in cabins at these sleep-away camps. They will also learn skills to help them to earn badges. Depending on the location, the girls will horseback ride, swim, and make arts and crafts.
KinderCare Summer Camps
If your kids are looking to take the lazy days of summer and find something amazing and exciting in each and every one of them, then enroll now in all six of KinderCare’s summer break programs! Summer camp themes include animal antics, art expo, dig ancient Egypt, splash splash, wild wild west and wilderness 101. There is something for kids of all ages from pre-school to school-age.
Kumon North America
Kumon is an after-school math and reading program that unlocks the potential of children so they can achieve more on their own. Through daily practice and full comprehension of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration and develop better study skills. Kumon has centers in 48 countries and more than four million students studying worldwide. In the Tampa area, we have over 20 centers serving students from preschool to high school developing advanced math and reading skills through Kumon’s Method of Learning! Visit www.kumon.com
Count on the best summer ever for your kids. Select one week or the whole summer, indoors and out. On their own or in a group, from archery to arts to canoeing to cannonballs, your kids will have an amazing experience in a safe, inclusive, nurturing environment. Register online.
Swim Start Academy
Swim Start Academy provides water safety and swim instruction across all ages and abilities– all in your own pool! For parents and tots, beginning swimmer, pre-competitive, triathletes and more! The focus is providing services in a home pool because water safety starts at home. Plus, you have the added benefit of not having to travel so learning to swim can become a top priority for your family. The Academy offers four areas of focus and each is designed to maximize progress using proven and effective methods. Lessons are scheduled in blocks of six, 20 minute sessions and are scheduled twice per week at your convenience. Book a six lesson package today!
Tampa Bay Skating Academy
Have a cool time on the ice through camps for beginner and intermediate level skaters ages 6-12. Daily camp sessions include on- and office 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.
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 locations and several program sites.