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Florida summer camp providers moving forward with virtual programs

Posted at 5:41 AM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 05:41:19-04

TAMPA, Fla. — As our state gradually reopens, some summer camp providers are moving forward this their program plans. Only this year, they're virtual.

Family-Friendly Tampa Bay says it will launch its 4th Annual Summer Camp Expo online starting Tuesday to help families plan for learning and childcare when school is out.

"We have prepared activities for the kids and the whole family, as well as informative sessions for parents to learn about virtual and available in-person camps, Q & A with healthcare professionals, virtual camp tours, camp-themed crafts, games and more." said Miriam Cook, Family-Friendly Tampa Bay's Founder and Summer Camp Expo organizer.

The program will run May 12 - 17 on Family-Friendly Tampa Bay's website and Facebook. Parents are encouraged to register online here.

According to a press release, the expo with include camps from adventure to stem, academic to sports, technology to theater, and more. There will also be specialty camps like coding, video game design, special needs camps and chef camps.

"Summer camps have a transformative power," Cook said, "Camps, whether they are online or in-person, help kids gain exposure to new interests, and camps can help kids delve deeper into a subject enjoyed at school."

The release says there will be themed activities and camp spotlights each morning, with live entertainment, cooking demos, and camp-themed craft ideas for the rest of the days.