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The Best Faith Based Summer Camps in Tampa Bay

Summertime is a great time for your child to reflect on their relationship with their faith and bond with other children.

A faith based camp is a great option or families looking to grow their child’s faith while providing a safe place for them to learn and grow over the summer.

We’ve pulled together a list of some of the best faith based summer camps in Tampa Bay from our 2022 Summer Camp Guide to help you plan your child’s best summer ever!

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. *Registration opens Feb. 28

Cost: $250-$275/week + registration fee
Dates/Times: May 31 – July 29, M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Ages: 3 years to rising 6th graders, Coed

Camp Gilead

1445 Camp Gilead Drive, Polk City 33868

Camp Gilead is a year-round Christian Camp and conference center that has served central Florida since 1938! Whether your children are seasoned campers or first-timers, we are confident that they will find the friendly atmosphere at Camp Gilead refreshing and exciting. We exist to glorify God by creating a fun, safe, Christ-centered place for children and teens to evaluate their relationship with Jesus Christ and to be challenged both physically and spiritually while making lifelong friends.

Cost: $345 Overnight Camp, $245 Commuter Camp
Dates/Times: June 5 – July 22, times vary
Ages: K-12, Coed

Northside Christian Paradise Summer Camp

7777 62nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg 33709

NCS Paradise Camp is a great opportunity for kids of all ages to experience a wide range of physical, educational, recreational and spiritual activities in an exciting, hands-on creative environment that is sure to be a winner! We have weekly field trips along with chapel on Fridays.

Cost: $225/week early bird rate. Enrichment is available at an additional cost
Dates/Times: June 6-10, 13-17 and 20-24, June 17-July 1, July 11-15, 18-22 and 25-29. Full Day Camp 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Enrichments are Monday-Thursday various times.
Ages: rising grades K-6; Coed

A Word of Life Camp: The Coast

13247 Word of Life Drive, Hudson 34669

Are you ready for a summer you’ll never forget? Campers at The Coast will experience high energy action, form lifelong friendships and make defining decisions about their faith as they spend their days worshiping, studying Biblical truths and having a ton of fun in the Florida sun!

Cost: Junior Weeks (6-12yr): $253-$344, Teen Weeks (12-18yr): $279-$399
Dates/Times: June 5 – July 29, day camp and overnight camp options
Ages: Junior Weeks: 6-12 years old, Teen Weeks: 12-18 years old, Coed


Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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