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LIST: Tampa Bay area summer camps

Posted at 9:46 AM, Mar 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-13 12:46:36-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Summer camp preparations are underway across the Tampa Bay area as the end of the school year approaches.

ABC Action News has compiled a list of local camps and the information parents need to sign their children up.

NOTE: The information below is subject to change. Please check back for the latest information.


  • Lightning Made Hockey Ice Camps
    • General Summer Camps
      • June 7-11 at Power Pole Arena, Home of Xtra Ice
      • July 12-16 at Tampa Bay Skating Academy
      • July 19-24 at TGH Ice Plex
    • ​​​​​​Goalies Only Summer Camp
      • June 14-18 for Goalies Only at Power Pole Arena, Home of Xtra Ice
    • Cost:
      • Varies by camp and age group ranging from $400-450
    • Click here for more information.
  • Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA
    • 50 days of camps; vary by location — click here for more information.
    • COVID-19 precautions:
      • Before children and staff are checked in, their temperatures are taken. For the safety and well-being of others in camp, those running a temperature of 100.4+ degrees cannot attend.
      • Staggered curb-side check-in.
      • Lower ratio camp groups spread throughout the whole facility. Campers remain in their same groups throughout the week.
      • Individual and spaced out activities to practice safe social distancing where possible when inside. Limited sharing of supplies.
      • Ample access to hand washing and hand sanitizer stations, especially at check-in, before meals and after restroom use.
      • Y staff intentionally teach and encourage good hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and follow a strict sick child/staff policy.
      • Significant disinfecting of supplies and activity areas throughout the day.
      • Face coverings:
        • Required for 5+ indoors while not exercising or participating in youth sports in Hillsborough County
        • Required for 2+ indoors while not exercising or participating in youth sports in Pasco County
  • Dance Camp (New Heights Dance Academy in Tampa)
    • Explore different styles of dance, acro and musical theatre throughout four weeks of completely different camps
    • Ages 5 to 11
    • $149/week
    • CDC guidelines and health and safety protocols regarding COVID-19 will be strictly followed. Masks will be required indoors for all staff and children as well as regular temperature checks, hand washing and sanitizing efforts
    • Get registered now
  • Summer Art Camp (Tampa Museum of Art)
    • May 31 – July 2
    • The Tampa Museum of Art offers smaller and safer all-day or half-day art camps where campers can create, learn, and play in our socially-distanced classroom, in the galleries, and in the Curtis Hixon playground.
    • Camps have different themes based on the Museum’s permanent collection of antiquities, modern & contemporary art, and exhibitions on view in our galleries.
    • Get registered now
  • Apex Performance (7711 Cheri Ct. in Tampa)
    • June 7- June 25
    • Tuesday/Thursday 10am-11:30am, Saturday 10:30am-noon
    • Pre-registry price (May 7- May 31)- $99.99 plus free t-shirt
    • Regular price: $120
    • Focus is athletic training with half working out and speed training.
    • Age: 8-16yrs old


  • Great Explorations Children's Museum in St. Petersburg
    • Rising kindergarteners through 3rd graders
    • Monday through Friday (7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
    • Children will love exploring new themes each week, including:
      • Week 1 (6/14-6/18): "Museum Madness"
      • Week 2 (6/21-6/25): "Full STEAM Ahead"
      • Week 3 (6/28-7/2): "Splish Splash"
      • Week 4 (7/6-7/9): "Party in the USA"
      • Week 5 (7/12-7/16): "Messy Mania"
      • Week 6 (7/19-7/23): "Under the Sea"
      • Week 7 (7/26-7/30): "Around the World"
      • Week 8 (8/2-8/6): "Starry Days, Starry Nights"
    • Cost:
      • For 1st through 3rd graders, the cost is $230/week for Members and $250/week for non-members. The first camp (rising kindergarteners only) cost is $210/week for Members and $230/week for Non-Members. Registration is open now at HERE.
        • A limited number of summer camp scholarships will be awarded based on need and in order of submission, reducing the cost of care to qualifying families in the community. Summer camp scholarships for 2021 are made possible by the White Family Foundation. To apply for a summer camp scholarship, please contact Chel Personius at or (727) 821-8992 ext. 219.
    • COVID-19 precautions:
      • Campers and Great Explorations team members will be required to wear face masks and receive a daily health screening. Capacity is limited.
        • To learn more about summer camp at Great Explorations Children's Museum, including the museum's COVID-19 precautions, click here.
  • Admiral Farragut Academy (St. Petersburg Waterfront Campus)
    • Admiral Farragut Academy will host in-person day and boarding summer camps for boys and girls entering K-12.
    • Admiral Farragut Academy's in-person and open-to-the-public 2021 summer camps are now open for enrollment.
    • Day and boarding options will be offered at the St. Petersburg waterfront campus to students entering grades K-12.
    • While the summer camps follow all COVID-19 safety protocols including the requirement to wear masks, social distance, and consistently sanitize, they also focus on fun, friends, and experiences that children and teens will remember for a lifetime.
    • Early bird pricing ends 3/31!
  • Dunedin Summer Camps
    • Dunedin Parks & Recreation offers a variety of summer camps for ages 4-17. Limited capacity; register early! Camps begin Monday, June 14.
    • Registration For Dunedin's Summer Camp is open and continues until camps are full. Limited space - hurry in!
    • "Camp Dunedin" offers a variety of full-day and half-day camps for ages 4-17. Our staff will provide your child with fun, organized games, activities and opportunities to develop and learn new skills, be adventurous and explore their imagination and creativity.
      • Camp Dunedin also hiring! Dunedin Parks & Recreation is hiring temporary Recreation Leaders and volunteer Teen Leaders to work during summer camp.Camps offered throughout the summer include:
        • Bagpipe
        • Baseball
        • Cooking
        • Golf
        • Hammock Outdoor Wilderness (registration full)
        • Multi-Sports
        • Nature (registration full)
        • Pre-K (registration full)
        • Tennis
        • Tweens & Teens


  • The Bishop’s Summer Science Camps (Bradenton)
    • Curious explorers ages 7-11 can enjoy up to seven weeks of camp with a different science theme each week.
    • Campers will enjoy exciting topics as they learn through games, crafts, experiments, viewing The Bishop’s exhibitions, and more!
      • When: Camp runs 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday with weekly sessions starting June 7 through July 23
      • Where: At The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton, Florida, 34205
      • Cost: Members of the Discovery Society at the Innovator Level and above pay $200 per week. All others pay $250.
    • Camp Dates & Topics
      • June 7-11: “Surviving or Thriving: Species Survival”
      • June 14-18: “Myths, Legends, and Unsolved Mysteries”
      • June 21-25: “Under the Ocean”
      • June 28-July 2: “Creative Chemistry”
      • July 5-9: “Exploring the Elements: Natural Disasters”
      • July 12-16: “Shooting for the Moon: Engineering and Space”
      • July 19-23: “Scaly, Slimy, Spectacular”