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Summer Camps Guide in the Brandon & Surrounding Areas

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2019 Brandon & Surrounding Area Summer Camps 

The summer offers a great opportunity for children of all ages to attend summer camps in the Tampa Bay Area. All across Tampa Bay you will find day camps, residential camps, and week long camps that will entertain, educate and explore your children’s interests. Camp options in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties.

You will also find Special Needs Camps resources and Vacation Bible School programs.

Below you will find our Featured Summer Camps for 2019.

 

 

Meet Our Summer Camp Sponsors 

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General/All-Inclusive Summer Camps

 

1. Bulls Eye Learning Summer Camps

Presbyterian Church of Bloomingdale
710 E Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon, FL 33511

Your Interactive Summer is being a TV news reporter, making food alongside a chef, telling jokes with a comedian, catching “bad guys” alongside a police officer with a 4-legged partner, playing sports with professional athletes and interacting and learning from more than 50 guest speakers. Campers will learn by doing with the pros in the business of roller coasters, firefighting, inventing, karate, dancing, drawing, clothing design, painting and animal rescue. Don’t forget our weekly scavenger hunts, obstacle course races, water day, pizza Friday and much much more.

Type of Camp: Day Camp
Dates: June 3 – August 9, 2019
Registration Link: See more Summer Camp details here!

 

 

2. Girls with Confidence Summer Camps

Girls With Confidence offers summer camps for girls. They offer several unique and fun camps for rising K-5th grade girls AND for teen girls entering 6th-8th grades. Whether your daughter is confident or struggles with being shy or having low self-esteem…all girls LOVE our camps. Every day we focus on a new “confident building” theme where we have discussions, activities, indoor & outdoor games and spend time working on different creative art projects and crafts.

Type of Camp: Days, Evenings and Weekend Summer Camp. Pick your days, pay by the hour and don’t pay for time not in attendance!
Dates: All Summer Long
Ages: 2 – 12 years old

Registration Link: See more Summer Camp details here!

 

3. The Learning Experience Brandon-Bloomingdale Summer Camps

413 E Bloomingdale Ave
Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 330-7051

https://www.thelearningexperience.com/our-centers/fl/brandon/bloomingdale
At The Learning Experience, we’re creating smiles all summer long through our fun and engaging summer camp program! Camp TLE® is the perfect place for your little one to experience a summer like no other through a variety of weekly themed programs and hands-on activities.

Dates: June – August, 2019

Spaces are filling up fast – See more summer camp details here! 

 

 

4. Firehouse Youth Centre Summer Camps 

Summer Camp in Brandon that includes weekly field trips to Busch Gardens, Islands of Adventure, Skating, Movies, Museums, Cook Outs at the Park and more! Includes an an annual Fun Card Pass to Adventure Island & Busch Gardens. Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided.

Dates: June 3-August 8, 2019
Ages: Grades 2-8th grade

Price Range: Early registration discount available. $125
Call today to register (813) 626-4600
KidLife camps available for K-1st grade at www.kidlife.fun

Registration Link: See more Summer Camp details here!

 

 

Education/Tutor Themed Summer Camps

 

1. Best in Class Education Center

1221 Kingsway Rd
Brandon, FL 33510
(813) 713-9874

brandon@bestinclasseducation.com
Best in Class students benefit from individual attention, active instruction in small groups, and engaging course material aligned with common standards.
Dates: June-August 2019
Ages: Ages K – 12th grade
Register for Camp: www.bestinclasseducation.com/brandon

 

2. HCC Kids College Summer Camps

At HCC’s Kids’ College, they recognize that a positive learning experience can be life-changing, this has inspired us to provide families in the Tampa Bay area with high quality, educational summer programs in a safe environment. HCC Kids College Camps Include: STEM, Artisitic Expression, Chess, Jazzy Hip Hop, Criminology and so much more!

Dates: June 3-August 9, 2019
Ages: Elementary-High School age
Registration Link: See more Summer Camp details here!

 

 

3. The Wayne Institute (Overnight Camps)

The Wayne Institute is a dynamic, 5-day sleep-away summer camp in West Palm Beach, Florida that prepares rising 9th & 10th graders for success in high school & for college admissions.
Dates: 5-Day Sessions: June 10th l June 17th l June 24th l July 8th l July 15th
Ages: 9 and 10th graders
Register for Camp and pricing details: thewayneInstitute.org

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Music Summer Camps

 

1. Brandon Institute of Music

Register here: (813) 484-4951
Highly specialized and individualized music camps. Themes include Percussion Camp, Harry Potter Camp, Improv/Composition Camp, Band Camp, Tech Camp and Choral Camp.
Camp Dates: June 3-August 2, 2019
Ages: 1-12th grade
Price: $100-$150 per week

 

 

2. USF Free Summer Camp

Enroll your kids into a Free Piano Lessons, Free Education Class Free half-day Camp

Limited enrollment for USF’s research based camp.

Contact Adrian Iordache at (813)-618-2491   
Email:  iordache@mail.usf.edu

Camp Dates: Call for dates
Ages: 9-12 years old
Price: Free

See more summer camp details here!

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Specialty Summer Camps

 

Cooking & Sewing Camps

1. Young Chef’s Academy of Wesley Chapel & New Tampa

20709 Center Oak Drive
Tampa, FL 33647
(813) 574-2433

Young Chefs Academy New Tampa & Wesley Chapel summer camps deliver an immersive culinary adventure for the young chefs within our community, empowering campers to grow in their knowledge of the culinary arts and self-confidence. Each fully-immersive, 3-hour / multi-day camp experience will include new recipes, cooking and baking techniques and more.

Dates: Jun 10 – August 8, 2019
Types: Day Camps
Ages: Ages 7 years old and up
Register for Camp: See more Summer Camp details here! 

 

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Religious Themed Summer Camps

1. Mary Help of Christians Camp

6400 East Chelsea St.
Tampa, Florida 33610

(813) 626-6191

Our camp embodies Don Bosco’s oratory by creating a home, school, church, and playground. Home: giving campers a place to feel welcomed. School: teaching through example. Church: celebrating Mass and Faith Time everyday. Playground: many activities to have fun. Camp is where faith and fun come together!

Dates: June-July 2019
Types: Day Camps
Ages: Ages 5 – 15 years old
Register for Camp: mhctampa.org

2. Vacation Bible Schools

See our 2019 Vacation Bible School List Here! 

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STEM/STEAM SUMMER CAMPS

 

1. Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)

4801 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617
(813) 987-6000

MOSI’s Summer Science Camps bring science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) alive through hands-on experiments and building projects. From extracting DNA to launching rockets and building robots, we are about creating the experiences that expand interests and make dreams a reality.

Dates: June- August 2019 Types: Day Camps Ages: Ages 4 – 18 years old Register for Camp: mosi.org/summer-camp

 

2. Bricks 4 Kidz Tampa

3713 W. Dale Ave. Tampa, FL 33609 (813) 545-4282

Bricks 4 Kidz Tampa summer camps offers a variety of themed camps, including Star Wars, Superheroes & Villains, Mincecraft and much more! Kids will have a chance to create motorized models, color brick builds and so much more!
Dates: May – August 2019
Register for Camp: See more summer camp details! 

 

3. FUN WITH BOTS

Summer Camp Locations:

South Tampa/ Carrollwood / North TampaFishHawk / SE Brandon / RiverviewTarpon Springs / East LakeWiregrass / New Tampa
Lutz / North TampaCavalry Chapel

813-263-3491

http://funwithbots.com/

Fun with Bots Summer Camp programs give students a variety of activities to pursue. All activities are centered around LEGO Robotics! For each activity, students focus on different aspects of robotic technology to reinforce the skills they are learning in camp. Younger kids will engage in age appropriate projects that tap their creativity while building basic foundational skills. Students work cooperatively in small groups (typically 2-4 students per group) to accomplish their projects.

Dates: June- August, 2019
Ages: Rising 1st grade and up

Register for Camp: See more summer camp details!

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SPORTS & RECREATION SUMMER CAMPS

 

 

1. Tampa Metropolitan YMCA

At the Y, we make kids feel welcome and supported. This summer, we invite you to enroll your kids in YMCA Camps for days full of adventures, exploration and friends.

Dates:  May 28-Aug. 9, 2019
Ages:  Rising 1-Rising 10 (some locations have Kindergarten and Preschool)
Location:  13 location in the Tampa Bay and East Pasco area
Registration Link: See Summer Camp details here! 

 

2. Top Golf Summer Camps

10690 Palm River Road
Tampa, FL 33619

Top Golf’s 2019 Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game.

Registration includes:

  • Entry into the Academy
  • Topgolf Game Play and Golf Instruction
  • Lunch
  • Topgolf Gifts
  • Certificate of Completion

Dates: June 10 – August 2, 2019
Registration Link: See more Summer Camp details here!

 

 

3. FishHawk Ranch & Tennis Club


(813) 681-4000

Kids Tennis Camp for beginning and Intermediate skill levels.
10 weeks of fun and skill building, make new friends!
Choose your weeks!
Dates: June 3 – August 9, 2019
Ages: Ages 6-16 years old
Price: Free camp week available. Call for details!

 

 

4. Camp Seal Summer Camps

Christ Cumberland Presbysterian Church
19501 Holly Lane
Lutz, FL 33548
(Camp is located 1 block north of our Lutz swim school)

(813) 229-SWIM

Swim, play, and imagine! Seal Swim School’s summer camp includes more than just swimming. Weekly themes and special activities provide a variety of daily fun. Campers will enjoy field trips, Lego robotics, archery, field sports, water games, arts & crafts, PLUS swim lessons and daily recreational swim! With a student to teacher ratio of 15:2, your child will receive personal attention they need.

Dates: June 3 – August 9, 2019
Registration Link: See more Summer Camp details here!

 

 

5. Tampa Tarpons Baseball Summer Camps

George M. Steinbrenner Field
1 Steinbrenner Dr. Tampa, FL. 33614

Campers will receive professional instruction from Yankees Minor League Coaches, Players & Staff.

Type of Camp: Baseball
Dates: July 24-26, 2019
Ages: 6-13,coed
Registration Link: See more Summer Camp details here! 

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Nature/Animal/Adventure Summer Camps

 

1. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

10165 N McKinley Drive,
Tampa, FL 33612
813-884- 4386
Busch Gardens Camps marry the best of the park’s offerings. Day camps are week-long & provide campers with
educational experiences with animals and the outdoors. Resident camps are multi-day sleep-away programs for
students in grades five through college.

Dates: June – August 2019
Types: Day Camps
Ages: K- College Age
Register for Camp: See Summer Camp details here! 

 

 

2. Camp Osprey


Horseback riding, paintball, high ropes challenge course, canoeing, fishing, color games, archery, gaga ball and much more.
Theme: Kids day and overnight adventure camp
Age Range: 7- 15
Dates of Camp: June 2- August 3, 2019
Register for Camp: See Summer Camp details here!  

 

 

3.  Earth Immersion

Register here: (352) 641-0350
Earth Immersion SCUBA Summer Camp is a scuba, adventure and outdoor education camp for teens (12-16 yo) looking for an unmatched experience exploring North Florida’s crystal clear springs. No prior scuba experience is necessary. They offer one- or two-week overnight co-ed programs. Their main focus is exceptional and safe scuba training. Students can earn multiple scuba certifications. Various programs and certifications are offered for returning campers or for new campers that are already certified and want to advance their scuba training.
Camp Dates: June 16 – July 19, 2019
Ages: 12-16 years old

See more summer camp details here!

 

 

 

4. Girl Scouts

Looking for an escape to the great outdoors? You’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re looking to spend some time in the water or take a trail ride on horseback, Girl Scouts has got a camp for you. This year girls can take part in STEM Camp sessions while also getting a more traditional camp experience like archery and swimming.

Dates: June 9 – August 3, 2019
Types: Day Camps & Overnight
Ages: 1st to 12th grade
Register for Camp: See Summer Camp details here! 

 

 

5. HorsePower 4 Kids

8005 S. Racetrack Rd
Tampa, Florida, 33635
(813) 855-8992

Horse camp with Trail Rides, Riding Lessons, Equine Education, Grooming and Feeding, Horse Shows, Animal Care and more.

Dates: May – August 2019
Types: Day Camps
Ages: K- College Age
Register for Camp: See Summer Camp details here! 

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ARTS, DANCE & THEATRE SUMMER CAMPS

 

1. Florida Academy of Performings Arts Summer Camps

402 Oakfield Dr, Brandon, FL 33511

(813) 490-2787

Join Florida Academy of Performing Arts for an exciting summer of Musical theatre summer camps. If your child wants to  perform and build their skills then FAOPA is a great place to do it. Check out these exciting summer camp options for 2019.

Dates: June 15- August 4, 2019
Types: Day Camps
Ages: 5-12

 

 

 

3. Drama Kids International Summer Camps

(Various locations throughout the Tampa Bay Area)

Campers will have a blast exploring our fun themes in Actor’s Workshop camps, or putting on a full musical production in our Performance Academy programs!

Dates: June 17- August 2, 2019
Ages: 4-7 and 8-11 years old

Register for Camp: See more Summer Camp details Here!

 

 

3. Dancing Donations

1076 E Brandon Blvd. #101
Tampa, Florida 33511
(813) 601-3009

Come enjoy a fun dance summer camp with Dancing for Donations. Choose the schedule that works best for your family.

Dates: July 8- August 9, 2019
Types: Day Camps
Ages: Ages 2 and Up
Register for Camp: Camp info and registration link.

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