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The Best STEM, Science, and Coding Summer Camps in Tampa Bay

Is your child interested in going digital this summer?? Maybe they want to learn more about coding, gaming or simply just want a STEM or science focused camp.

We’ve pulled together the best STEM, science, and coding camps in Tampa Bay from our 2022 Summer Camp Guide.

We’re continuing to grow this list, so be sure to check back often!

Related: The Best Performing Arts Camps in Tampa Bay


Academy of the Holy Names Summer on Bayshore

3319 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa 33629
813-839-5371; holynamestpa.org/summer

Fun-loving kids ages 3 and up may choose from themed day camps, STEM, sports and enrichment camps at Academy of the Holy Names’ Summer on Bayshore! From Legos to lacrosse and cooking to coding, there is something for everyone. Full and half-day weekly sessions run from June 6 – July 22 and include complimentary extended care.

Cost: $160 (half day) to $375 (full day specialty camps)
Dates/Times: Weekly June 6 – July 22, 9 a.m. to noon or 4 p.m.
Ages: Pre-K3 to grade 9; Coed


Adventure Camp Tampa

2020 W. Fletcher Ave., Tampa 33612
813-963-2242; adventurecamptampa.com

Each morning children aged 18 months – 10th grade will get their fill of STEAM activities. As well as hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, language, sports and math projects, afternoon recreational activities will give children the opportunity to explore, experiment and make life-long friendships!

Cost: Starts at $236/week
Dates/Times: June 6 – July 28, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. *extended care available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ages: 18 months to grade 10, Coed


Berkeley Preparatory Summer Programs

4811 Kelly Road, Tampa 33615
813-885-1673; berkeleyprep.org/summer

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! There’s something for everyone at Berkeley Summer Programs!

Cost: prices vary per camp
Dates/Times: June 6 – July 29, times vary *Extended care available
Ages: 4-17, Coed and single sex camps


CAGE Virtual CyberCamp

100% Online, Asynchronous, Facilitated
813-974-1640; signup.usf.edu/k-12camps

Campers work up the ranks as secret agent recruits for the Cybersecurity Agency for Global Engagement (CAGE) by solving puzzles, taking virtual tours and gathering information to expose a mole within the organization! This immersive, high-energy simulation will give campers knowledge in foundational computing concepts, including skills associated with cybersecurity, computing architecture and coding. Campers will also develop knowledge and skills that can be applied to their own interactions within the digital world. A secret agent box, including a CAGE t-shirt and other necessary materials for the week, will be mailed or hand-delivered to each recruit.

Cost: $149.95/week/camper
Dates/Times: June 6-10 and 13-17, July 11-15 and 18-22 (All weeks have counselors available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Ages: Grades 3-5; Coed


Camp CUBBER at Palm Harbor UMC

1551 Belcher Road, Palm Harbor 34683
727-781-6343; cubber.org

Provide your child with the best summer possible in a safe, family-friendly environment. Weekly campers enjoy a field trip and special onsite activity plus daily 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: $160-$170/week + one-time registration fee
Dates/Times: June 6 – July 29; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. *free extended care 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ages: Rising K-8, Coed


Camp IDS

12015 Orange Grove Drive, Tampa 33618
813-961-3087; corbettprep.com/campids

Ace your audition with tips from a professional vocalist. Cook like a chef. Train with conditioning coaches. Play chess, race robots, try calligraphy or code apps – with more than 100 half- and full-day camps, CAMP IDS has something for everyone! Weekly sessions run June 13-July 22. Students entering PreK3-8th grade will find engaging options in STEAM, sports, academics, arts and recreation. Take field trips across Tampa Bay or enjoy archery, canoeing, fishing and outdoor games on Corbett Prep’s lakeside campus. Free morning drop-off at 7:45 a.m. After-care from 4-6 p.m. ($75) and bus transportation available for a fee.

Cost: $135-$350/week
Dates/Times: June 13-July 22, Half Day 8:30 a.m. to noon or 12:30-4 p.m.; Full Day 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: PreK3 – grade 8, Coed


Camp Invention®

9020 Imperial Oak Blvd., Tampa 33647
800-968-4332; invent.org/local

Spark your kid’s creativity and confidence with our new Camp Invention® program! At Turner-Bartels K-8 School the week of June 6, campers in grades K-6 will collaborate in hands-on activities exploring fun STEM concepts by adopting a robotic fish, develop inventions for space exploration and more! Visit invent.org/local to secure your spot and save!

Cost: $250
Dates/Times: June 6-9
Ages: Grades K-6, Coed


The Coder School CODE CAMPS

NEW TAMPA | 8632 Hunters Village Road, Tampa 33647
SOUTH TAMPA | 1730 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa 33629
CARROLLWOOD | 13129 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa 33618
813-422-5566; tampa.thecoderschool.com

Let’s get ready for camps! Our camps provide coding lessons for kids as well as fun offline activities. Kids code throughout the week and then demo their week’s creations on the last day of camp.  Registration is now open. Early-bird discounts available for a limited time. $100 off ALL camps; use the code

CODINGROCKS at checkout!

Cost: $249-$599/week
Dates/Times: June 6 – Aug. 5 (nine weeks of options!) Full Day 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Half Day 9 a.m. to noon, *Early drop off and late pick up available
Ages: 7-15, Coed


CodeWizardsHQ Summer Coding Camps & Classes

Live Online – Attend from home! Headquartered in Austin
800-213-2417; codewizardshq.com/summer https://www.codewizardshq.com/summer?utm_source=tbparenting&utm_medium=listing&utm_campaign=tbparenting

Learn to code from the best this summer with CodeWizardsHQ with no driving required of parents! Hands-on and interactive learning, highly customizable projects and engaging coding-professional educators make for an experience that students love, with Minecraft and Roblox Coding, Python, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Scratch, Java and more. Save $50 if you enroll before May 1.

Cost: $447 – $499
Dates/Times: Several sessions throughout summer
Ages: 8-18; All genders


Destination Aviation Summer Camp at the Aerospace Center for Excellence

4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland 33811; 863-904-6833 Ext. 217
aceedu.org/summer-camps/destination-aviation-summer-camp

Destination Aviation Summer Camp is an immersive one-week experience including hands-on aerospace activities, meteorology, aircraft restoration projects, ground school, field trips and flight opportunities for campers 11 to 18 years of age. Our camps are designed to build upon themselves, starting with a basic understanding of the aerospace industry and moving towards a more in-depth and focused aviation camp.

Cost: $450
Dates/Times: June 6-24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 11-18; Coed


Esports Players Club Summer Gaming Camp

1802 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa 33606
813-771-0070; esportsplayersclub.com

Esports Players Club is a premiere gaming academy located in South Tampa. Our goal is to educate the next generation of gamers on lifelong skills such as graphic design and coding through games that they already love! Students take a mix of educational courses and game coaching to take their skills to the next level!

Cost: $75/day-$299/week
Dates/Times: May 30-Aug. 5, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., full and half day available
Ages: 7-14, Coed


Hillsborough Community Colleges’ Kids Camp

Davis Island: 39 Columbia Drive, Tampa 33606
813-259-6010; TampaTraining.com/Kids-College

There will be a wide range of options ranging from a STEAM 3-week summer series, game design, coding, streamers & gamers, sign language, chess, hip hop dance and young entrepreneur’s class. For youth ages 12-15, Kids’ College will offer a 4-week series on youth empowerment and digital design as well as a babysitting certificate class.

Cost: Starting at $175/week
Dates/Times: June 6 – July 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; AM and PM coding camps available
Ages: 8-15, Coed


MOSI Summer Science Camps

4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa 33617
813-987-6000; mosi.org/camps

MOSI’s Summer Science Camps bring science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) alive through hands-on experiments and building projects. From launching rockets, building robots and extracting DNA, we are about creating the experiences that expand interests and make dreams a reality. Doing real science with the tools and technologies used by professionals is just one way MOSI camps inspire our campers with a can-do attitude that will last a lifetime. Real science coupled with exciting experiments, simulations, explorations and inventions will help you discover the innovator within.

Cost: $217-$333
Dates/Times: May 31 – Aug. 5; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. *extended care available: 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.
Ages: Completed grades K-8; Coed


Summer at Shorecrest

5101 1st Street NE, St. Petersburg 33703
727-409-1668; shorecrest.org/summer

Summer at Shorecrest offers a huge variety of exciting, enriching and FUN summer programs for students in preschool-12th grade with classic summer day camp, STEM camps, performing and visual arts, sports clinics, academic enrichment/college prep and so much more! Each year, Summer at Shorecrest welcomes children from across the Tampa Bay area to learn and play together. Campers do not have to attend Shorecrest Preparatory School to participate. View the full catalog and register at shorecrest.org/summer.

Cost: $195-$550; Full-day camps include lunch
Dates/Times: June 6 – Aug. 5; Most camps run 9 a.m. to noon, 1-4 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. *Before and after care is available 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ages: Age 4 to grade 12; Coed


Tampa Bay Watch Summer Camp

3000 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde 33715
727-867-8166; tampabaywatch.org/education-main/camps
700 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg 33701
727-291-4103; tbwdiscoverycenter.org/summer-camps

Join Tampa Bay Watch for an unforgettable marine science camp! Camp sessions are offered in Tierra Verde and the new Discovery Center on the St. Pete Pier. Campers will explore the Tampa Bay estuary by participating in boating trips, snorkeling native habitats, and engaging in marine science activities and labs.

Cost: $350/week *Membership discount available
Dates/Times: June 13 – Aug. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 6-15, Coed


Tampa Prep Summer Programs

727 W. Cass Street, Tampa 33606
813-251-8481; tampaprep.org/summer

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: $175-$295 for camps and enrichment
Dates/Times: May 31 – July 15, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. *Before and after care provided weeks 6/6-7/15
Ages: Various camps, enrichment courses and for-credit courses are offered for students entering grades 1-12, Coed


USF Everyone Can Code

In-Person: University of South Florida, Tampa Campus
Virtual: 100% Online, Synchronous, Facilitated
813-974-1640; signup.usf.edu/k-12camps

Campers will have the opportunity to LEARN coding basics, PRACTICE their skills through various puzzles and activities, APPLY what they have learned as they create with code, and CONNECT the experiences from camp to the real-world. Campers will also design and create their own working app prototype.

Cost: In-Person: $299/camper/four-day camp; Virtual: $149.95/camper/week
Dates/Times: June 21-24, June 27-July 1 (Virtual), July 5-8
Ages: Grades 4-6, Coed


USF High School CyberCamp

University of South Florida, Tampa Campus
813-974-1640; signup.usf.edu/k-12camps

Supported by local cybersecurity groups and industry leaders, USF High School CyberCamp participants explore cybersecurity careers while networking with industry professionals within the Tampa-area cybersecurity community. Campers will work through hands-on cybersecurity exercises with experts, engage with lectures from industry leaders, and network with others interested in cybersecurity.

Cost: In-Person: $299/camper/week; Virtual: $149.95/camper/week
Dates/Times: July 25-29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: Grades 9-12, Coed


USF Middle School CyberCamp

University of South Florida, Tampa Campus
813-974-1640; signup.usf.edu/k-12camps

The USF Middle School CyberCamp will give campers (grades 6-8) the opportunity to explore basic to intermediate cybersecurity concepts through interactive hands-on experiences. Lessons throughout the week focus on various cybersecurity concepts including cryptography, web exploration, forensics and social engineering interwoven with basic internet safety and ethics.

Cost: $299/camper/week
Dates/Times: July 11-16 & 18-23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: Grades 6-8, Coed


YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg Summer Camp

Multiple Locations
727-895-9622; stpeteymca.org/childcare/summer-camp

During Summer Camp at the Y, children and teens have the opportunity to make friends, have fun and build confidence. Day Camp at the Y is a 10-week program for ages 5 – 12 that integrates play, STEM-based activities, field trips and more. Children can explore their favorite interests with Specialty Camps featuring sports, outdoor adventures, cooking, dance and more. Pair a one-week Specialty Camp with Day Camp for a unique experience. Teen Camp, for ages 12 – 15, offers field trips, guest speakers and enriching community service activities to keep teens engaged and connected all summer long!

Cost: Starting at $155 (Bardmoor, Jim & Heather Gills Y), Starting at $130 (Childs Park Y, Lealman Exchange)
Dates/Times: May 31 – Aug. 5, times vary
Ages: Day Camp: 5 – 12, Teen Camp: 12 – 15, Coed


YMCA Summer Camp

Multiple Locations
813-224-8622; tampaymca.org
727-467-9622; ymcasuncoast.org

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: Starting at $169/week (Tampa). Starting at $95/week (Suncoast).
Dates/Times: Begins May 31, Times Vary
Ages: 6-15 (Tampa), 5-17 (Suncoast); Coed


ZooTampa Summer Camps

1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa 33604
813-935-8552; zootampa.org/summer-camps

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 $299
Dates/Times: June 7 – Aug. 6; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: Grades K-8; 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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