'Hurricane Camps' offer relief for kids, parents after Hurricane Irma

Fills the need until schools reopen
Posted at 6:13 PM, Sep 13, 2017

Marko Maric knows Hurricane Irma could have been so much worse.

“I thought it was going to be 135 mile winds, but once it got a little bit better and farther. I felt happy,” said the 9-year-old.

And after days stuck inside, he really feels happy now and is back to playing soccer.

“It gets me outside. I feel better than just being inside playing video games,” Marko said. 

Trinity Sports Complex in Pasco County opened it’s doors this week for a Hurricane Camp.

“They are going crazy, they are jumping off the walls,” said owner Bosho Maric.

It’s a safe place to send kids, until schools re-open.

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It costs $45 a day or $120 for 3 days.

“Every time a hurricane comes up we offer a camp. We relieve the parents, the kids can get out of the house, they get to do some fun stuff. Run around, parents really appreciate it. So they can take care of whatever they need to take care of,” said Maric.

We’ve found several other hurricane camps around Tampa Bay, including the Taekwondo Center for Excellence in Palm Harbor.

Also Sidekicks Martial Arts in Wesley Chapel and Bricks 4 Kids in South Tampa.

Many YMCA locations are also offering camps the rest of this week.

After a stressful, difficult time, it’s good to see kids out of the house and using up some of that pent of energy.

“We love kids. We love them being here so it’s a lot of fun,” said Maric.

Owners at the Trinity Sports Complex also offered up their building to Pasco County as a shelter if anyone is in need.