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Five free and inexpensive Spring Break ideas for Hillsborough County kids

Spring Break is March 18-22
Posted at 5:26 AM, Mar 11, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Spring Break is almost here for Hillsborough County kids. Students will be off school March 18 to 22.

If you are looking for something fun for your kids to do during the break, county officials have the following five suggestions for you.

Spring Break Camp

Children in grades K-8 can spend time with their friends in a supervised environment. Park and Recreation staff create an atmosphere where kids can play and explore. The cost for the camp is $38 for the week. There is no cost for kids enrolled in the After School or Camp Sparks programs. For more information, click here or call (813) 744-5595.

Discovery Pass

The Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative offers kids a free way to explore ten local museums and attractions including Big Cat Rescue, the Henry B. Plant Museum, the Glazer Children's Museum and the Tampa Museum of Art. You can get a Discovery Pass by clicking here.

Great American Campout

The annual Great American Campout allows families to explore and learn about the outdoors in safe environment. It is being held at Alderman's Ford Park on March 16 and 17. Kids can fish, hike, play volleyball, paddle on the lake, use a pie iron to make dessert and learn how to start a campfire. Registration is required. For more information, click here or call (813) 957-6150.

Line up a summer job

Hillsborough County is hiring teenagers for part-time and seasonal jobs. Available positions include lifeguard, recreation leader, and youth intern in various departments. Pay starts at $10.50 per hour. To learn more or to apply, click here.


Hillsborough County is always looking for teenagers who want to make a difference in their neighborhood. Teens can assist pets at the county shelter, deliver meals to seniors, clean up the environment, or help veterans, the homeless or other children. To apply to volunteer, click here.