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.

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 Updated 11/27/2017

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

Tampa YMCA 

Various locations

(813) 224-9622

Dates: 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!

Winter 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 Winter break!

January 2-8, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
 $150 + tax

Ages: 6-13 years old

Register here.



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

December 27nd 
– Enjoy your own edible art creation.

December 28th
 – Create a winter wonderland penguin.

December 29th 
– Bring in the New Year by creating your own festive hat.

January 2nd 
– Let’s explore the world of dragons and conjure up your own fire breathing creation.

January 3rd – Ever wanted a mini me? Now you can create your own.

January 4th – Construct your own four legged friend.

January 8th 
– Make your parents SUPER proud, create your very own chore tracker.


Bricks 4 Kidz Tampa,LEGO® Thanksgiving Week Camp

(813) 545-4282
Dates: Dec. 27-29th, January 3rd-5th, and January 8th
Cost: $40- $150
LEGO® Winter Holiday Spectacular, where all of our campers will get to create LEGO® builds and crafts at their Creativity Center in South Tampa, The Bryan Glazer Family JCC, and Fishhawk Ranch in Lithia/Brandon this holiday season! At the end of each day, every child will get to take home a cool LEGO® craft!

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, Florida, 33767
(727) 441-1790
Dates: December 27-29, 2017 and January 3-5, 2018.

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. Children will learn all about our Florida marine life and their cold-water cousins. Discover how blubber and fur work to keep animals warm, prepare treats for  rescued animals and spend time out on the water seeing animal adaptations in action, and much more!


MOSI Science Camp

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

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

Explore chemistry, robotics, space exploration and tons of science experiments.


Glazer Children’s Museum Maker Workshops

110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602 United States

Phone:(813) 443-3861

December 27-29, 9am-12pm | Half-Day Workshops 
Little makers will tinker, create, and discover new techniques at these half-day workshops.
December 27: Sculpture
December 28: Comic Books
December 29: Woodworking
$30 Half-Day | $25 Members

January 2-5, 9am-3:30pm daily 
Find where art and technology meet! Code an Ozobot, paint with Sphero the sphere-shaped robot, and much more!
$60 Full Day Camp | $50 Members

Florida Aquarium Winter Camps

701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
 (813) 273-4000
Sea Monsters and Myths
December 27-29, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Ages 5-12 | Grades K to 5th
Individual Camp Price/Student
Shark Super Senses
January 2-5, 2018  from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Ages 5-12 | Grades K to 5th
Individual Camp Price/Student

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