Are you looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer? There are some amazing camps right here in Pinellas County for kids of all ages. I love that there are some quality camps available in my own neighborhood (or just a short drive away).
36750 US Highway 19N, Innisbrook, FL (Palm Harbor)
Mon-Friday (some sessions M-Th): Full day and half day sessions
Camp Ratio: Varies by session/age
Ages: 4-16 yrs
June 9 – August 15
Innisbrook offers some great camps for kids of all ages. Camp Nessie is a laid back weekly camp with crafts, games and a lot of fun at the Loch Ness Monster pool. Camp Nessie is available in both half day and full day sessions (8:30am-4pm) Monday-Friday. There’s also a Friday and Saturday Kid’s Night Out that includes dinner for only $40. For your sporty kids, you’ll enjoy the Tennis and Golf Clinics/Camps. Available daily or weekly and include lunch. Your child will get the opportunity to train with a certified professional in each sport. Prices vary for daily, half day, and full day sessions. $35-260.
Multiple locations around Tampa/St Pete including Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Oldsmar, and Citrus Park Mall
Mon-Friday 1/2 day sessions (morning and/or afternoon)
Camp Ratio: 1 Instructor to 16 participants
Ages: 7-14 yrs
Price: $199/half day sessions
The Robots-4-U summer camps are for boys or girls, and provide a fun environment for kids to learn more about robots and computers. It’s a hands-on camp and robotic kits and computers are loaned to students to use during the week. Each robotic kit includes building parts, robot brain and sensors. Instructors are Engineers and Computer Scientists that can help educate your kids in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M) subjects.
The Centre of Palm Harbor is the main community activity facility; class location may be at other Palm Harbor parks.
Mon-Friday – Full day or half day camps
Ages: 5-16 yrs
Price: Starting at $95/week
Camps for boys and girls of all ages. For the sporty child there is baseball, tennis, football, and volleyball. For the outdoor enthusiast there are kayaking and fishing camps. Do you have a Mini Chef, they have a camp for them also. Depending on which camp you sign up for your child may be playing at the Centre, Sunderman Park, Putnam Park, Palm Field, or Pop Stansell Park. Discount prices for all rec members.
34238 US Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor
Mon-Friday – 9am-2pm – Select Weeks
Ages: 5-13 yrs
Prices: Call for pricing, (727) 787-4675
Victory summer camps happen one week each month and focus on a different theme or topic each month. The first camp is their XMA Camp, June 9-13th. Camp includes martial arts training, fitness, lunch, and games for both boys and girls. Students will also learn valuable life lessons such as discipline, respect, self esteem, belief, honesty, and communication. This camp is open to students and non-students and is one of our families personal favorite summer camps.
Palm Harbor United Methodist Church
1551 Belcher Road, Palm Harbor
Mon-Friday – 6:30am to 6:00pm
June 9 – August 14th
Ages: K-8th Grade
Prices: $130-150/week plus registration and meals. Multi-child discount.
This is one of the most sought after camps in Palm Harbor. Sessions start to fill up as early as March/April. There are on-site activities, field trips, arts, music, sports, computers, gaming and more. Field trips are age appropriate and may include trips to the pool, beach, local parks, movies and theme parks. Some of the fun field trips this year include Old McMicky’s Farm, Dunedin Spray Ground, Congo River Golf, Lowry Park Zoo, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and so many more fun places. Camp Cubber has safe church vans for off-site transportation and their staff has been part of the camp for years. In fact, every year when we go to register they remember my son by name. This will be my daughters first year to attend camp at Camp Cubber during Vacation Bible School. This is one of the only full-day camps that accommodates working parents hours.
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
3030 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater
Mon-Thursday – 9am-12pm
Weekly – June 9th through August 14th
Instruction is age based and will introduce your child to the game of gold. Students will learn grip, posture, stance, putting, chipping, Rules of Golf, etiquette, and will even get to play on the Chi Chi Rodriguez golf course throughout the week. Golf equipment is available to all participants or students may bring their own. Be sure to bring sunscreen and a water bottle since the kids will be outdoors most of the day. In past years students were provided with First Tee golf hats and tee shirts. The volunteers are experienced golf instructors and are great with the kids. At the end of the summer they even have a tournament open for the students to show off their new skills.
This list isn’t anywhere near complete with all the great summer programs in the area. I know many day care centers provide summer programs for school age kids. Also, check out the places where your child is involved with after-school activities (dance studios, gymnastics studios, horse lessons, etc) because they typically offer summer programs as well. You can also check out Tampa Bay Parenting’s Summer Camp Guide. Feel free to leave a link to your favorite summer programs in the comments!