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Summer Camps

Summer camp listings 2014


Published:   |   Updated: July 1, 2014 at 08:16 AM

 

Hillsborough

Playtime Learning Academy: Summer Camp specials have 10 different themes starting June 9 thru Aug. 15.  Themes such as "Color Commotion, Super Heroes of Summer, Animal Adventures, Star-Spangled Birthday, Wide World of Sports, Clowning Around, Greatest Creations, Space Is the Place, Splish Splash Sea and Ooey Gooey Hullaballoo;"  $149 per week (meals not included) 4701 Ehrlich Road, Tampa (813)969-2888 www.playtimelearningacademy.com

TRC Academy: Campers 2-years-old through 5th grade will enjoy typical summer fun while continuing academic growth that is typically lost during the summer months including: literacy, fluency, comprehension, writing, mathematics, music, art, organized sports, teambuilding and fun. Full and part-time programs available; M-F; June 9 – Aug. 7; Approximately $116 - $210 per week, scheduled as 3-week sessions. 19215 Livingston Ave., Lutz, (813) 909-9204 TheReadingCorner.org

The Reading Corner: Little learners 18 months – Kindergarten will enjoy summer fun while gaining valuable skills including: handwriting, letter practice, making words, math, music, art and games. Full and part-time programs available; M-F; June 2 – Aug. 15; Approximately $87 - $200 per week scheduled in 2- and 4-week sessions. 1800 Collier Parkway, Lutz, (813) 909-0303 TheReadingCorner.org

 

Sprouts Kids Play/Music & Art: Seven weeks of half-day art options for kids ages 5 - 10. Themes include knitting, sculpting, mosaic, puppets and more. $145 per week, 1219 Hummingbird Ln., Brandon (813) 653-2233 http://www.sproutskids.com/2014_Summer_Camps

VBS Town N Country: Bay Life Assembly of God presents the Vacation Bible School Program Gateway to Galilee.  Free for children ages 4 -  11.  There will be games, crafts, music, and  storytelling. Five nights June 9 – 13 from 7 pm to 8:45 pm.  6923 Sheldon Rd Tampa, Fl  33615For more information call 813-884-3696 or visit http://baylifeassemblyofgod.com/  

 

Golfer's Grail Summer Indoor Golf Camp: Junior golfers ages 6-14 can learn golf fundamentals in a cool, comfortable and fun environment. Each day includes instruction by PGA Apprentices, contests, course play and more. $140 per week, 10019 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa; (813) 969-2100 www.golfersgrail.net/junior-camp.html

 

Tampa Girls Basketball Camps at UT: Beginners and advanced players can sharpen their skill level with All Skills Camp for ages 5-17 Approximately $215 per week, 3 weeks offered this summer; Elite Camp grades 6 -12: advanced players can sharpen their skills with the low staff to camper ratio offered Aug 1-3 $225 for commuter, $275 for resident; 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa; (813) 323-1089 http://www.tjhoops.com

 

Berkeley Prep: Spanish immersion, robotics, baseball and more, there are more than 100 activities on the menu for a Berkeley camp summer; 4811 Kelly Road, Tampa; (813) 885-1673 www.berkeleyprep.org/summer

 

Busch Gardens: Kids who love both roller coasters and animals are right at home at Busch Gardens. Both day camps and resident camps available; Approximately $270 per week; 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa; (877) 248-2267 www.buschgardens.org

Camp Bayshore: Christian atmosphere with fun summer activities for kids ages 3 through sixth grade; Approximately $175 - $200 per week; 3909 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa; (813) 839-4297 http://bayshorechristianschool.org/index.cfm?pID=8378

Camp Frontier: Over 200 acres of property can field a lot of fun, including BB guns, archery, swimming, canoeing, climbing, dance, skateboarding, field trips and more. Overnight and day programs available, ages 6 through high school; Approximately $285 for day camp up to $6,600 for eight weeks of resident camp; 18050 US 301 S., Wimauma; (888) 977-2267 campfrontier.com

 

Camp IDS: A wide array of challenging curriculums are available for any area of interest your child may have. This summer's menu includes dollmaking, earth-friendly art, drama, band, chess, astronomy, rocketry and more; Approximately $100 - $200 per week; 12015 Orange Grove Drive, Tampa; (813) 961-3087 corbettprep.com

 

Camp Terrapin: Academics and sports are the focus of Tampa Prep's summer camp program. Robotics program also available for interested campers; Approximately $130 - $300 per week. Before and aftercare also available. Convenient to parents who work in downtown Tampa;727 W. Cass St., Tampa; (813) 251-8481 www.tampaprep.org

 

Carrollwood Cultural Center: This year's theme is “Arts Gone Wild” and artists ages 4–12 can explore amid “untamed creativity.” Approximately $130 - $210 per week; 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa; (813) 269-1310 carrollwoodcenter.org

 

Cedarkirk Camp: Faith-based sleepaway camp is not too far from home. In addition to Bible study, campers participate in hiking, canoeing, arts and crafts and more; Approximately $205 - $620 per week; 1920 Streetman Drive, Lithia; (813) 685-4224 www.cedarkirk.org

City of Tampa: A variety of specialty camps including cheer and tumble, baseball, tennis, multi-sport and flag football are offered across the city's more than two dozen community centers. Traditional programs are available as well at $80 for the entire summer; $50 - $100 per week; www.tampagov.net/dept_parks_and_recreation

Florida Aquarium: Kids as young as age 3 can enjoy animal viewing, tours, crafts and more at this popular Tampa attraction. Includes camp T-shirt and water bottle; Approximately $52 - $255; 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa (813) 273-4015 www.flaquarium.org

Hillsborough County: With a focus on nature and the outdoors, Hillsborough offers equestrian camps, canoeing, teen programs and more for kids ages 5-17. Special needs camp available for ages up to 22; fee based on a sliding scale; $76- $120; www.hillsboroughcounty.org/?nid=2668

Lowry Park Zoo: A typical day at zoo camp includes keeper talks, animal shows, photography, hikes and arts and crafts; Approximately $180 - $235 per week; 1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa; (813) 935-8552 ext. 268 www.lowryparkzoo.com/camps

 

Mary Help of Christians: This faith-based camp teaches action through prayer alongside fellowship activities such as kayaking, horse-back riding, basketball, swimming and more; 6400 E Chelsea St., Tampa; (813) 626-6191 ext. 229 www.mhctampa.org

 

Museum of Science and Industry: Children ages 2 through high school interested in science and technology will find a host of choices to explore at MOSI. Camp programs include physics, crime scene investigations, chemistry, even outdoor adventures; Approximately $168 - $450 per week; 4801 E. Fowler. Ave., Tampa ;(813) 987-6000 http://www.campfun.org/suscca20.html

 

Patel Conservatory: Students serious about advancing their skills in the performing arts come from around the country to participate in Patel's summer camps. Programs offered include music, dance and theater for beginners and advanced students; Approximately $165 - $500; 1010 N. W. MacInnes Place, Tampa (813) 222-1002 www.patelconservatory.org

 

Tampa Bay History Center: Kids ages 7–11 can learn about history while having fun designing urban gardens and making crafts. They even have multiple weeks for American Girls doll enthusiasts; Approximately $150 - $195; 801 Old Water St., Tampa; (813) 675-8960 tampabayhistorycenter.org

Tampa Creative Camps: Kids learn lifetime skills such as public speaking and confidence through classes in singing, dancing and public performance; $250 - $1,850 per multi-week session; 3401 Henderson Blvd., Tampa; (813) 410-5682 tampacreativecamps.com

Tampa Elite Soccer Camps at UT: Beginners and advanced players can both sharpen their skills with the low staff-to-camper ratio offered; Approximately $230 per week for day camp, residential $350; 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa; (813) 323-3933 tampaelitesa.com

 

Tampa Museum of Art: 'It's not easy being green,' sculpture, creatures and characters and drawing and painting are some of the themes of this summer's art offerings for children ages 6 – 14 years old; Approximately $150 - $225 per week 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa; (813) 421-8373 http://tampamuseum.org/programs/children-families/

 

YMCA: Kids get fit and have fun with traditional on-site and field trip activities. Options also include a golf camp and attendance at their 65-acre outdoor adventure center, Camp Christina; Approximately $95 - $135 per week; Nine YMCA branches in Hillsborough County; www.tampaymca.org

 

Pinellas

American Stage: It's all about the dramatic arts at American Stage. Themed weeks to choose from. Children as young as 5 can participate; Approximately $180 - $525 per week; 701 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg; (727) 823-1600 ext. 201 http://americanstage.org

 

Belleair Parks and Recreation: Kids ages 6 – 12 are invited to participate in traditional summer fun interspersed with field trips to Airheads, movies, skating rink and more. Programs for teens also available; Approximately $65 - $100 per week; 918 Osceola Road, Belleair; (727) 518-3728 http://belleairrec.com

 

Brooker Creek Preserve: Campers interested in herpetology will get hands-on with all manner of amphibians; Approximately $150 per week; 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs; (727) 865-6255 www.brookercreekpreserve.org

 

Clearwater Ice Arena: Not just skating skills, campers also learn the importance of fitness and nutrition; Approximately $189 - $229 per week; 13940 Icot Blvd., Clearwater; (727) 536-5843 clearwatericearena.com

 

Clearwater Marine Aquarium: Spend the summer with Winter the dolphin exploring watersports and having animal encounters; Approximately $245 per week; 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater; (727) seewinter.com

 

Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center: Children ages 6-12 with all level of abilities are invited to participate in “Art Around The World” at Creative Clay; $150 per week ; 400 23rd Street S., St. Petersburg; (727) 825-0515 http://www.creativeclay.org/program/summer-youth-camp

Dunedin Fine Art Center: Themed weeks of art activities - including martial arts - for kids ages 4 1/2 – 14 are the summer attraction at the Dunedin Fine Art Center; Approximately $80 - $175 per week; 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin; (727) 298-3322 www.dfac.org/dunedin-summer-camp

 

Eckerd College: Eckerd offers a summer watersports camp that includes fishing, sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, kayaking and more for kids ages 5 to 17; 4200 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg; Approximately $160 - $285 per week; (727) 864-8288 www.eckerd.edu/waterfront

 

Great Explorations: Programs designed for kindergartners through fifth grade with a variety of scientific themes to select from; Approximately $40 per day;1925 4th St N., St Petersburg; (727) 821-8992 greatex.org/

 

Pinellas Indoor Soccer Academy: Kids work on their soccer skills in a climate-controlled arena; Approximately $190 - 265 per week; 611 Commerce Drive, Largo (727) 585-4625 www.pinellasindoorsocceracademy.com

 

St. Paul's: Cooking, fine arts and baseball are among the most popular themed weeks at this Christian-based camp program. Serves children prek-3 through eighth grade. Half-day programs available for all age groups; Approximately $85 - $225 per week; 1600 St. Paul's Drive, Clearwater; (727) 536-2756 www.st.pauls.edu

St. Petersburg College for Kids: Learning through fun is the order of the day with camps that focus on rocketry, SAM (science, art and math), finance and other cerebral topics; Approximately $95 per week, extended care available for additional $40, sibling discounts available; Nine locations to choose from; (727) 341-3000 https://www.spcollege.edu/c4k/

Tampa Bay Watch: Kids as young as 6 get an introduction to science through a variety of hands-on educational activities as well as the opportunity to participate in a restoration project; Approximately $100 - $300 per week; St. Petersburg (727) 867-8166; http://tampabaywatch.org/

 

YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg: Kids and teens learn to challenge themselves with indoor and outdoor games and fellowship; Approximately $135 per week; Various locations; (727) 209-9622 http://stpeteymca.org

 

Weedon Island Preserve: Kids interested in archeology, herpetology and wildlife ecology can immerse themselves each day in the study of these sciences; Approximately $150 per week; 1800 Weedon Dr. NE, St. Petersburg; (727) 453-6500 http://www.weedonislandpreserve.org/summer-camps.htm

 

J Park Tae Kwon Do: Daily martial arts, games, field trips - including tours of Raymond James Stadium, swimming, bowling, Chuck E. Cheese, Celebration Station and more; $99 per week; 26246 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater; (727) 796-SAFE http://www.afterschoolkarate.com.

 

Pasco

 

Academy at the Lakes: In addition to typical summer camp fun, kids can also choose technology or academic review in math skills or other subjects. Programs available for ages 3 - 14; Approximately $125 - $245 per week; 2331 Collier Parkway, Land O' Lakes; (813) 948-7600 http://www.academyatthelakes.org

 

Camp Seal: Kids ages 4 – 10 can learn to swim and enjoy other traditional summer activities such as archery, crafts, games and more; Approximately $150 per week. Extended care available for $30 per family; 19501 Holly Ln., Lutz; (813) 229-7946 http://www.campseal.com

 

City of New Port Richey: Programs available for kids ages 5 – 12 at the city's new recreation and aquatic center; Approximately $400 for eight weeks for city residents, $480 for non-residents; 6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey; (727) 841-4560 http://cityofnewportrichey.org/index.aspx?NID=148

 

Dade City's Wild Things: A typical day at Wild Things includes keeper talks, zoo hikes, crafts, animal feedings and more; Approximately $65 for a one-day camp, $165 for a three-day experience. Half-day programs for 3-5 year olds also available; 37245 Meridian Ave., Dade City; (352) 567-9453 http://www.dadecityswildthings.com/

 

East Pasco Family YMCA: Summer fun has weekly themes at the Pasco Y including “Space,” “A Pirate's Life,” and “Go Green!.” There's also a teen leadership program for ages 12 – 17. Approximately $75-$105 per week. Save $5 per week if you pay for whole program in full or have automatically scheduled payments; 37301 Chapel Hill Loop, Zephyrhills; (813) 780-9622 http://tampaymca.org/

Pasco County Parks and Recreation: Ten recreation centers across the county are prepared to offer fun for kids ages 5 - 13 with swimming, games, crafts and other typical summer camp fun; Approximately $15 - $60 per week; Various locations; http://www.pascocountyfl.net/index.aspx?NID=1983

 

Ramblin Rhodes Music: Students are trained in a recording studio atmosphere, learning instrumental parts, vocal scores, stage presence and performance techniques; Approximately $230 per week, $180 for siblings; 3002 Starkey Blvd., Trinity; (727) 375-0123 http://ramblinrhodesmusic.com/summerCamps/

 

Sports and Field: Kids in grades first through seventh will enjoy team sports, field trips, guest speakers and more; Approximately $124 - $144 per week;2029 Arrowgrass Drive, Wesley Chapel;(813) 948-5500 http://sportsandfield.net

Word of Life Florida Youth Camp: Christian-based sleepaway camp in nearby Hudson. Day camp programs also available; Approximately $150 - 278 per week;13247 Word of Life Drive, Hudson;(727) 379-5000 http://www.wolflorida.org

 

Other

 

Circle F Dude Ranch: Campers ages 6 - 16 can choose from over 40 activities including horseback riding, swimming, arts and crafts, paint ball and rock climbing. Prices start at $1695 for a 10-day sleepaway session; 5301 Dude Ranch Rd, Lake Wales; (863) 676-4113 http://www.circlefduderanchcamp.com/

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