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Tampa's WestShore Plaza gets an affordable pop-up day camp for toddlers called 'Camp Doublemint'

Started by two best friends and babysitting moguls
Posted at 1:22 AM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 07:16:50-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Opening a pop-up day camp for kids in the middle of a pandemic would be considered risky business for some people.

Synthia Fairman is not some people.

"Why not?" says Fairman. "It's the perfect opportunity!"

The 27-year-old and her best friend and business partner, Gabriela Rosello, thrive on knowing the world of kids and parents.

Their Doublemint Sitting agency, started when they were just 20 years old, is now a major babysitting player in the Tampa Bay area.

The duo's latest venture is a bold yet playful spinoff of that. "Camp Doublemint" is a pop-up day camp across from Hot Topic inside Tampa's WestShore Plaza mall.

All staff are certified and screened for safety. The maximum number of campers is capped at around 10.

The space is clean and bright and fun. The campers are constantly engaged in crafts and fitness.

"Parents love us because we're honest, we're reliable, we're happy, but most importantly, we keep their kids safe," says Fairman.

At $30 a day, Camp Doublemint is an affordable option for parents looking to drop off their kids 6 & under for a few hours in the morning (9am to noon, to be exact).

Fairman is also starting a Drop & Shop program ($10 an hour) for parents who crave a little peaceful retail therapy in the mall.

She is also considering afternoon sessions.

For more information on Camp Doublemint, click here.