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School’s Out! Hurricane Day Camps Available for Tampa Bay Area Kids

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As we look on to see what direction Hurricane Dorian will take, there is one thing that is on the minds of Tampa Bay Area parents. What do we do with our children on Tuesday, September 3rd? Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties are all out of school which leaves many parents in a bind.

Below we have scoured the internet and social media pages for those places offering day camps for kids in the tri-county area. As we hear of more options, we will be sure to add them to this post. Feel free to contact us with any updates.



Tampa Parks & Recreation 

They will be offering a free Non-School Day Camp, for ages 5 years old who attend kindergarten to 14 years old, on Tuesday, September 3rd while Tampa Bay Area schools are closed due to Hurricane Dorian. The community centers will be open from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm and parents will need to provide children with a lunch and snack for the day.

These camps are open to the public and no RecCard will be required to attend. Parents will be required to complete registration paperwork before dropping their children off at the community center. The paperwork will be available inside all community centers.  Space is limited at certain sites which may require relocating to a different facility.

The locations participating in these free Non-School Day Camps are:​
• Benito Activity Center, 10065 Cross Creek Blvd, 33647
• Copeland Community Center, 11001 N 15th St., 33612
• Cyrus Greene Community Center, 2101 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,33610
• Desoto Community Center, 2617 Corrine St., 33605
• Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 2200 N Oregon Ave, 33607
• Fair Oaks Center, 5019 N 34th St., 33610
• Forest Hills Recreation Complex, 724 W 209th Ave, 33612
• Grant Park Activity Center, 3724 N 54th Ave., 33619
• Gwendolyn Miller Center, 6410 N 32nd St., 33610
• Henry & Ola Center, 502 W. Henry Ave., 33604
• Highlands Pines Center, 4505 E 21st Ave., 33605
• Kate Jackson Center, 821 S Rome Ave., 33606
• Kid Mason Center, 1101 N Jefferson St., 33602
• Kwane Doster Center, 7506 S Morton St. 33616
• Loretta Ingraham Complex, 1615 N Hubert Ave., 33607
• Marcelino “Chelo” Huerta Jr. Friendship Center, 4124 W Bay to Bay Blvd, 33629
• NFL YET Jackson Heights Center, 3310 E Lake Ave, 33610
• Oak Park Center, 5300 E 14th Ave, 33619
• Police Athletic League, 1924 W. Diana St. 33604
• Port Tampa Community Center, 4702 W McCoy St. 33616
• Rey Park Center, 2301 N Howard Ave, 33607
• Rowlett Activity Center, 2313 E Yukon St. 33604
• Springhill Center, 201 E Eskimo Ave., 33604
• Temple Crest Center, 8116 N 37th St., 33604
• Wellswood Activity Center, 4918 N Mendenhall Dr., 33603
• Recreation Centers and Art studios not listed will be open normal business hours
For more information and locations, please visit: http://bit.ly/2ZH98MP


Bricks 4 Kidz Tampa

One thing that is certain is the kids of Hillsborough County do not have school on Tuesday. If you still have to work, or just want a fun place to take your children, Bricks 4 Kidz will be having a fun day camp for them to enjoy on this unexpected day off of school!

We will have a fun day building LEGO® robotic models, LEGO® mosaic art, LEGO® 3D art, and much more! AND all campers will make and take home a LEGO® minifigure!

Hurricane Day LEGO® Camp
Location: Bricks 4 Kidz Creativity Center: South Tampa
Date: Tuesday September 3rd
Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Ages: 5 -12 years old
Cost: $65.00

*Early Drop Off/Late Pick Up Available (must contact us to pre-arrange)*
*Parents must provide snacks and lunch*
*No Refunds*

Spots are limited! Call Bricks 4 Kidz Tampa at 813-545-4282 if you have any questions! Sign up for this awesome day camp at the link below before all the spots are gone!



The Prep of South Tampa

4002 S Coolidge Ave
Tampa, Florida 33611
(813) 512-2924

They are having a hurricane camp on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd for those of you whose children don’t have school! Gym games, arts & crafts, cookie baking and a movie! Visit our website at http://theprepofsouthtampa.org/day-camps for all the details!


KidsPark Tampa

26240 Golden Maple Loop, Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544
(813) 803-4972

Hourly childcare for children ages 2 thru 12 years old.

Schools are out, KidsPark is in! While all schools are cancelled on Tuesday, KidsPark has all of your back-up care needs covered and will be open 7am to 10pm! www.kidspark.com/tampa


Clearwater Parks and Recreation

Clearwater Parks and Recreation Department will offer camp on Tuesday, Sept. 3, due to schools being closed. It will be held at the Long Center for kids in K-8th grades from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Hurricane Camp registration and medication forms will be on site at the Long Center (1501 N Belcher Rd, Clearwater, FL 33765, (727) 793-2320)

What to bring:
Kids will need a bathing suit, snacks and lunch.

$18 with recreation card
$20 without recreation card


 Dance and Gymnastics Academy of Tampa in Land O lakes

23633 Venezia Dr, Land O’ Lakes, FL. (813) 949- 7875

Open Gym on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Fun games and arts and crafts. Onuly $50 per child. No need to pre-register. Simply show up to sign-up your child on Tuesday.


Two Sisters DIY Workshop

2020 Land O Lakes Blvd Suite #4, Lutz, Florida 33549
(813) 586-3521

Schools Out Tuesday and Two Sisters DIY will have full day of FUN events to keep the kids busy being creative! ?

12-2pm Slime workshop
2-4pm Freehand Narwhal Painting 
4-6pm String Art

Sign up via ticket link to our website. Seats will be limited. Parents are welcome to drop their littles off for the events or stay and watch and even participate! If you are signing up for multiple events or all day please send us a quick message for an exclusive discount code for the days events. www.twosistersdiy.com


Primrose School at Collier Parkway

23021 Weeks Boulevard, Land o’ Lakes, Florida 34639
(813) 242-7800

Primrose School at Collier Parkway plans to open as usual on Tuesday. School age students are welcome to attend for full day care if needed. We will also have availability for drop in care Infant – PreK for students who do not normally attend.



Get 1 Year for $45!


Discovery Point Trouble Creek

8700 Trouble Creek Rd., New Port Richey, Florida 34653
(727) 376-8211
Hours 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM
They will be open Tuesday, Sept. 3rd and will have their school agers camp open for any parent who need care, they will wave any registration fees. Contact them for details on pricing.


The After School Scholar

2418 Raden Drive, Land o’ Lakes, Florida 34639
(813) 690-2071


The After School Scholar announced on their Facebook page that they will be open. Please call to confirm open hours on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd. theafterschoolscholar.com


Found more day camps? Did we miss one? Feel free to contact us with any updates.