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2017-2018 Thanksgiving and Winter Break Camps for Tampa Families

School will be out for Thanksgiving and Winter Break! Many parents across Tampa are looking for camps and activities to keep their children busy, entertained and learning.

A variety of centers, attractions and non-profit organizations are offering camps that are fun, interactive, and educational. Camps are available in half-day and full day.

Below you will find some of our top picks and featured camps for Thanksgiving and Winter Break.

Check back often as we will add more camps and activities. Better yet, sign up for our weekly weekend newsletter to get our Thanksgiving and Winter Break Camps in your mail box.


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November Camps at Florida Hospital Center Ice


Learn to Skate Camp includes 2 half-hour lessons on the ice, 1-hour & 15 minute supervised practice session, 40 minutes of strength and conditioning, off-ice training, and fun off-ice games. This camp will be a great addition to your fall break!
November 20 – 22
 $150 + tax

Register here.


This camp will provide players an opportunity to focus on their skills on and off the ice. During these camps, our coaches focus on making hockey fun while demonstrating the importance of fundamental skills.  Visit our website for more information and to register.
November 20 – 22
Age Group:
Cost: $225 + tax

Register here.


Thanksgiving Art Camp @The Ceramic Garden, Where Art is Therapy

4201 Hollowtrail Dr
Tampa, Florida 33624

Dates: November 20-24, 2017
Cost: Starting at$150, Half day and Full Day camp available
Hand building and pottery on the wheel in the mornings and mixed art in the afternoons. Half day or whole day available.


Bricks 4 Kidz Tampa,LEGO® Thanksgiving Week Camp

(813) 545-4282
Dates: November 20th, 21st, 22nd
Cost: $35- $175
Kids will make a LEGO® turkey robot, a LEGO® 3D Mayflower ship like the pilgrims sailed in, a LEGO® bow and arrow, or LEGO mosaic art that looks like an Indian Warrior. At the end of each day, every child will get to take home a fun LEGO® craft and a LEGO® minifigure!

Life Skills in Action Camps

Wesley Chapel location only
2026 Ashley Oaks Circle Suite 102
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Elf Shop Camp

Ages: K-7th grade
Dates & Hours:
Choose a 2 hr session
November 29 from 6-8PM
December 2 from 9:30-11:30 AM
December 6 from 4:45-6:45PM
December 9 from 10AM-12noon.

Elf Shop Camp: Parents can drop their kids for them to shop, plan a budget, and wrap gifts.  When the gifts arrive in two weeks, they will arrange a time for your child to come back and wrap away!

Cost: Elf Shop $100, includes $65 shopping budget for your child. More money can be added for gifts. All teaching time (4 hours), materials, snacks, crafts and gift wrap are included.  Gift financing will be arranged on an individual basis.

Winter Break Camp at Life Skills in Action:

Dates: January 2 – 5, 2018 – 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Kids are invited to spend the day/week where they will participate in 2 academic sessions, a personal development session, 1 physical movement class, and 2 life skill classes.
Ages: K-6th grade
Cost: Winter Break Camp $85/day or $235 for week – sibling discount offered


Winter Holiday Camp at The Reading Corner

1800 Collier Parkway, Lutz, FL 33549


Dates: December 26-29, 2017 AND January 2-5, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ages: 2-6 years old
Before and after care are available from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per hour per day for before and after care.

Four days of game- based learning, hands-on activities, arts and crafts and outdoor time.

Cost: $50/day

Sign up by calling (813) 909-0303 or



Clearwater Marine Aquarium

249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, Florida, 33767
(727) 441-1790
Dates: November 20-22, 2017, Full Day 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Half Day (combo only) 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Ages: 6–12
Cost: $75.00 – $195.00, membership discounts available
Kids 6-12 years old can explore the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and their amazing resident animals during the holiday break.


MOSI Science Camp

4801 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL
(813) 987-6000

Dates: November 20th – 22nd, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Ages:4th-8th grade
Cost:  $120 for non-member, $90 for members

Dates: Dec. 26-29th, 4th-8th grade
Jan. 2-5th, 9am-4pm, K- 3rd grade
Cost: $224 for non-member, $168 for members


Tampa YMCA 

Various locations

(813) 224-9622

Dates: November 20-24, 2017  AND Dec. 26, 2017 – January 8, 2017

Cost: Varies

The Tampa YMCA offers special camps during Thanksgiving and Winter Break. Children have fun making new friends and will spend the day with trained YMCA staff playing a variety of camp style games. Activities will include arts and crafts, group games swimming and much more!

Glazer Children’s Museum Campsgiving

110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602 United States

Phone:(813) 443-3861

November 20-22, 9am-4:30pm daily
Dress up for a Turkey Trot, make your own float for a mini Macy’s Day Parade down GCM’s main street, and express your creativity with Thanksgiving-themed crafts!
$60 Full Day | $50 Members
$30 Half Day | $25 Members


IKEA TAMPA-FREE Fun for kids!

When school is out, get in on the fun at IKEA Tampa Kids Academy! 

The Academy is FREE for kids 12 and under. To participate, show up any time between 11a.m. & 12p.m. or between 5:30p.m. & 6:30p.m.

November 10th – Give us a hand! Help us give thanks to our Veterans!

November 20th – Come craft with us as we create and decorate a festive lantern.

November 21st – Join us as we personalize a candle with your message of thanks.

*All participants will take part in a FREE activity/craft and will receive a FREE Kids Entrée from the restaurant (beverage not included).

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