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Summer Camps for Kids in Grades K to 6

Updated: Jun 21, 2019

Find fun and educational summer day camps for children ages 5 to 12 in St. Petersburg, Florida.


Abba Dabba Perkins Theater Camp

Registration is now open for Abba Dabba Perkins Summer Theater Camp! Camps include Musical Theater and Dance (ages 7 to 18), Recreational Drama ( ages 4 to 8), and Acting/Improvisation (ages 8 to 18).


June 3 - June 28, 9:00am-3:00pm

Ages 4 to 18

$150/week


Admiral Farragut Academy

Open to the public, Admiral Farragut Academy offers fun and educational day summer camps for boys and girls ages Pre-K and up.


June & July 2019, 8:00am-3:00pm

After-care available

Ages 3 & up

Costs vary; sibling discounts available


American Stage

American Stage provides quality theatre training in a positive and inspiring environment that gives young people the tools to be fearless, focused, and flexible on stage and in life. Studying theatre arts does not only help students become accomplished and confident performers, it also empowers creative, intellectual, and emotional growth. Staff is comprised of working, theatre professionals who have a passion for teaching. All experience levels are welcome!


June 3 - August 2, 9:00am-3:00pm

Extended care available

Grades K-8 (rising)

$225/1-week session, $415/2-week session, $610/3-week session, sibling discounts and financial aid available


The Art of Science

The Art of Science will be offering 4 weeks of Summer Camp this year: Under the Big Top, Mythical Creatures, Arabian Nights, and Explorations Along the Nile! These camps are for students curently in grades K-5 and will take place at 1200 30the Ave N.


June 3 -28, 9:00am-3:00pm (before care available)

Registration opens early February

Grades K-5


Bayside Sports Academy

Your child will stay busy learning gymnastic skills as well as improve their physical well-being through strength and flexibility exercises, games, and relay races. Bayside camps provide fun, challenging experiences under the care and supervision of highly trained and skilled coaches. Full- day & Half-Day camp is offered. Child MUST be 5 on or before September 1, 2019.


June 3 - August 9, 9:00am-4:00pm (full day), half days and extended care available

Ages 5 to 13

Early bird pricing available until May 12


Broadway Arts & Dance Academy

Summer workshops at Broadway Arts & Dance Academy include "Toddlers, Toes & Superheroes" for ages 2 to 5 and "Musical Theater Workshops" for ages 5 to 16. Workshops are taught by Broadway alumni with private vocal, acting, audition technique and dance classes available.


July 8 - 19

Ages 2 to 16

Costs vary


Boyd Hill Nature Preserve - Young Naturalist Camp

This camp is filled with a variety of exciting activities including nature hikes, games, animal and plant studies, crafts, and wildlife watching. The goal is for campers to explore and learn about their natural world, encourage personal creativity, and learn to share discoveries by working together and having fun. Themes will change weekly. Different field trip destinations will be offered on Thursday each week throughout the summer.


June 3 - August 9, 9:00am-4:00pm, extended care available

Registration opens March 1, 2019

Ages 5 to 6

$140/week


Boyd Hill Nature Preserve - Wild Explorers Camp

Explore the natural wonder of Florida with hands-on exploration, interactive games, field excursions, hikes, crafts, and songs designed to nurture the love of the great outdoors. Students will learn about our incredible Florida wildlife, the interdependence of all living things, and concepts of conservation crafted especially for the young mind.


June 17 - 21 & July 1 - 5, 9:00am-4:00pm, extended care available

Registration opens March 1, 2019

Ages 5 to 7

$130/week


Boyd Hill Nature Preserve - Herpetology Camp

Campers explore the fascinating world of amphibians and reptiles. Through up-close encounters with a variety of animals, such as gopher tortoises, frogs, lizards, and snakes, campers learn about ecology and conservation of amphibians and reptiles.


July 15 - 19, 9:00am-4:00pm, extended care available

Registration opens March 1, 2019

Ages 7 to 11

$150/week


Boyd Hill Nature Preserve - Wildlife Ecology Camp

Campers will explore the ecology and conservation of Florida's wildlife and wild lands. A blend of classroom and field sessions will include hands-on activities, guest presentations, and exploration of the preserve's diverse habitats where campers will practice their nature detective skills.


July 22 - 26, 9:00am-4:00pm, extended care available

Registration opens March 1, 2019

Ages 7 to 11

$150/week


Boyd Hill Nature Preserve - Nature Adventure Camp

Campers learn about Florida's unique habitats and their inhabitants, get dirty during dip-netting, observe wildlife while hiking preserve trails, and acquire basic birding skills. Designed with new themes and guest programs throughout the summer, every day includes relevant natural history topics and exciting adventures, crafts, and activities. Different field trip destinations will be offered on Thursdays.


June 3 - August 9, 9:00am-4:00pm, extended care available

Registration opens March 1, 2019

Ages 7 to 13

$140/week


Boyd Hill Nature Preserve - Pioneer Camp

Campers experience a time when family, friendship, and character were as important as food, water, and shelter. Young pioneers will learn through activities adapted from the Association for Experiential Education to foster team building, leadership, and self-esteem. They will have hands-on experiences at the blacksmith shop.


June 3 - August 9, 9:00am-4:00pm, extended care available

Registration opens March 1, 2019

Ages 7 to 13

$140/week


Boyd Hill Nature Preserve - Raptor Camp

Enter the world of raptors! Campers have up-close encounters with live birds of prey including owls, hawks, vultures, and a bald eagle. Learn the important role these apex predators play in the environment as well as how to care for and train them.


July 29 - August 9, 9:00am-4:00pm, extended care available

Registration opens March 1, 2019

Ages 8 to 12

$140/week


Canterbury School of Florida

Canterbury Camps are open to EVERYONE, not just Canterbury families, so bring a friend and enjoy your summer together! Camps included sciences, tech, arts, athletics, and enrichment.


Summer 2019, 9:00am-4:00pm (full day), half days available

Registration opens February 2, 2019

Grades K - 12

Costs vary


Creative Clay

Greeting from Australia, China, Mexico, and Madagascar. The art from these countries will be the focus of this summer's Art Around the World Summer Camp at Creative Clay. This 8-week camp for kids of all abilities will highlight art, culture, and customs that emanate from these diverse areas of the world.


June 3 - July 26, 9:00am-3:00pm

Ages 6 to 12

$150/week, scholarships available


The Dali Museum

Become a Junior Docent at The Dali Museum’s week-long camp, where campers discover new ways to interpret and create art, meet new friends, and have fun. This year, campers will become art detectives, discovering how to decode the artwork of Salvador Dali. Finding inspirations in Dali’s mysteries, campers will make their own art each day. Campers will learn the meaning behind Dalinian symbols, decipher double images and answer riddles.


June 10 - July 26, 9:30am-3:30pm

Ages 9 to 14

$200/week (members), $250/week (non-members), $225/week (military)


First United Methodist Church

Don't miss the fun this summer! Join First United Methodist Church in downtown St. Petersburg for a variety of summer camps including Art Camp, Science & Nature Camp, Vacation Bible School, and Friendship Camp.


June 3 - August 2, 9:00am-1:00pm or 9:00am-5:00pm

Ages 3 to Grade 6

$35-180/week


Eckerd College - All-Sports Camps

Eckerd College All-Sports camp goals are to aim for fun and enjoyment and provide instruction and rules for each sport while developing motor skills and coordination. Activities during the Recreation and All-Sports Camps may include basketball, volleyball, crazy kickball, flag football, indoor games, free play, swimming and soccer.


June 10 - July 26, 8:45am-4:00pm

Ages 6 to 12

$250/week


Eckerd College - Waterfront Program

The Eckerd College Waterfront Program, one of the largest collegiate programs in the U. S., offers instruction in Little Mariners Watersports, Exploring Watersports, Sailing, Wakeboarding, Windsurfing, Paddlesports, Saltwater Fishing, Children’s Marine Discovery and Exploring Marine Life for students of various ages at various levels. Located on Boca Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg, the school provides the perfect environment for learning watersports!


June 3 - August 2, 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00-4:00pm

Registration opens March 11, 2019

Ages 5 to 17

Costs vary


Girls Incorporated SMART Summer Camp

Girls Inc. of Pinellas's 2019 Environmental Science SMART Summer Camp will explore the interdisciplinary field of Environmental Science that integrates physical, biological and information sciences with the study of the environment, and the solution of environmental problems. All girls will also participate in the GirlSMART Reading Program, Girls Inc. National Literacy Initiative, and the United Way Summer Bridge program, designed to foster a love of reading, improve literacy skills, and reduce summer learning loss.


June 3 - August 9, 6:30am-6:00pm

Ages 5 to 18

$100/week


Girls Rock Camp

Join the band! Girls Rock Camp St. Pete provides a week intensive summer camp facilitated by an all-female volunteer crew which uses music as a medium to teach self-empowerment, teamwork, positive body image, social justice, herstory, and more! Apply now through March 25th here: www.girlsrockstpete.org


July 15 - 19

Ages 8 to 17

$250, financial aid available


Grace Lutheran School

Grace Lutheran provides a Christ-centered summer camp with the opportunity for scholars to explore various science topics with daily investigations, physical activities, hands-on art projects, and weekly field trips.


June 10 - August 2, 9:00am-3:00pm, extended care available

Ages 2 - Grade 6

$190/week


Great Explorations Children's Museum

Great Explorations summer camps are a fantastic way to have fun while school is out! Camps stimulate learning and imagination with days filled with experiments, arts, field trips and guest presentations from local experts in the fields explored!


June 3 - August 9, 9:00am -5:30pm, extended care available

Registration opens March 4, 2019

Grades K-3 (rising)

$210/week (members), $230/week (non-members), scholarships & sibling discounts available


Gulfport Community Players Jr. Stars

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr." The two-week camp ends with two performances of the full one-hour musical.


June 3 - 15, 9:00am-2:00pm

Ages 7 to 16

$400/2-week camp

Register by May 15 to save $50


Imagine Museum

The possibilities are infinite at Space Odyssey Summer Camp at the Imagine Museum! Campers can create a pendant or key chain, use a 3-D pen to create art, utilize virtual and augmented reality, create with modeling clay, and participate in the Student Show. Includes all supplies.


June 10-14 & July 15-19, 1:00-4:00pm

Ages 11 to 14

$120/week


The James Museum

Let your imagination soar as you explore the museum’s galleries, create original artworks, and showcase your masterpieces in a special exhibition each week. Learn about the museum’s collection while honing skills in drawing, painting, sculpting and more! Led by professional art instructors, camps inspire out-of-the-box thinking, art appreciation, and hands-on practice with a variety of art materials and methods.


June 10 - July 26, 9:00am-3:00pm, extended care available

Ages 6 to 11

$160/week (members), $180/week (non-members)


Keep St. Pete Lit - Creative Writing Summer Camp

Come learn about creativity in a fun week-long writing camp with Keep St. Pete Lit teachers at the Morean Center for Clay! All students will explore storytelling through play, art, writing, and zine-making in a welcoming environment. Students will also be invited to participate in a final camp reading!


July 15 - 26, 9:30am-12:30pm

Ages 9 to 12

Free for low-income families or $150/week


makeme studio

makeme's mixed-media half-day camps are the perfect way to enrich and entertain your little ones during the summer! Camps are designed for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade (ages 5 & up) and include awesome themes that incorporate many opportunities for making (including painting, drawing, collage, sewing, building and much more)! Experienced instructors keep camps engaging & exciting. Choose to attend weekly or daily.  Pre-registration is required.


June 3 - July 19, 9:00am-12:00pm

Grades K-5

$40/day or $150/week

15% off discount through March 1, 2019


Morean Arts Center

Summer Camp at the Morean has something for every budding artist! Art Camps take place at the Morean Arts Center; Clay Camps take place at the Morean Arts Center for Clay.


June 3 - August 9, 9:00am-3:00pm

Ages 5 to 16

Costs vary


The Movement Sanctuary

Join The Movement Sanctuary this summer some circus fun with friends! Summer Circus Camp is will be filled with AcroYoga, Standing Acrobatics, Juggling, Slacklining, Aerial Skills, Parkour, Clowning, and more!

July 15-19, 9:00am-3:00pm

Ages 8 to 15


Museum of Fine Arts

Join the MFA for two unique camps this summer -- Art, Marine Science and Yoga Camp (grades 2-6) or Wild Creations: Empowerment & Art Workshop for Young Women (rising 6th-9th graders).


July 15 - August 2, 8:00am-3:30pm

Grades 2 - 9

$190/week (MFA members), $250/week (non-members)


NoiseMakers

Whether you're an accomplished musician or a beginner, Rock Camp is the place to be! Great counselors and teachers, amazing guest musicians, more instruments than ever, fun games, and interactive methods of learning your favorite instrument highlight the program. And don't forget the End of Summer Concert, where campers get up on the big stage and perform for friends, family, and the community. It will be the hit of the summer and a great memory to build a lasting love of music. This year, NoiseMakers Rock Camp will be capped at no more than 12 kids each week. The ages are 5-10 for the four weeks in June. There will be classes available for older kids throughout the summer and a special Rock Star camp in July.


June 2019

Ages 5 to 10

$175/week (if registered by April 1)


Pinellas County Schools - STEM Summer Camps

Applications for PCS STEM Summer Camps will be posted at https://www.pcsb.org/stem at the end of February 2019.


June 2019, 8:00am-3:30pm

Students entering grades 2-6

Cost TBD


Practically Pikasso

Campers will learn about process, technique, and art history while having tons of fun exploring and expanding their creativity. This is not a “keep them busy” camp, this is a genuine art camp and art is our passion!  Projects include, but are not limited to pottery, canvas, clay, mosaics and more.  Camp includes an optional field trip to Crescent Lake Park at no additional cost.


May 30 - August 16, 9:30am-4:00pm (full day), half days and extended care available

Ages 5 to 12

$275/full week or $55/full day; $175/half day week or $35/half day

Register by February 28 to save 20%


Saint Pete Dance Center

Join SPDC for ballet, musical theater, acrobatics, jazz, hip-hop, and conditioning intensive workshops with great teachers.


June 17-21, 9:00am-3:00pm

Ages 6+

$200/week, sibling discount available


Sanderlin Family Center

The Sanderlin Center 10-week summer camp is offered to ages 6-14 for $250. The fee includes field trips, lunch and snack. The camp runs from Monday, June 3 to Friday, August 9 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Before and after extended care is offered for an additional $100. Some of the activities planned at this summer-long camp art arts & crafts, science experiments, gardening, games, movies and cooking.


June 3 - August 9, 8:00am-5:30pm

Ages 6 to 14

$250/all 10 weeks


School of Rock

School of Rock's music camps offer an incredible selection of experiences from beginner music camps to intermediate and advanced sessions. Music camps often include performance boot camps, artist-themed camps, songwriting and recording, and more—there's a camp for every interest and skill level. Most music camps end with an epic live rock show performed by the campers.


June 3 - July 26

Ages 6 & up

Costs vary


School of Skatin

Your child will grow and learn as a skateboarder while making new skate friends along the way! Campers will be going to a different skatepark daily on the School of Skatin Sk8 bus where they will take part in interactive activities designed by professional camp instructors. They will also be doing cool fun summer activities such as: kids movies series, swimming, waterparks, splash parks, griptape art, skate photography 101 and much more! If that is not enough, there are a few select days of skim boarding instruction throughout the summer. All levels welcome!


June 3 - August 9, 8:00am-5:30pm

Ages 6 to 15

$165/week or $55/day



Shorecrest Preparatory School

The smiles don't stop at Shorecrest when classes end! Choose from Day Camps with traditional summer camp activities with a weekly theme, field trips, art, games and water fun and enriching learning experiences such as unique STEAM and marine programs and world languages.


June 3 - August 2

Full day (9am-4pm) & Half day (9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm)

Extended care available

Age 4 to Grade 6

Costs vary


St. Pete Music, Acting & Dance

Join St. Pete Music, Acting, and Dance for a summer filled with magic! Parents will love the creative camp selection (including Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, Trolls, Disney, the music of Queen, and more themes), a professional and caring staff, small camp sizes, and payment plan options.


June 3 - August 2, 9:00am-3:00pm (extended care available)

Ages 5 to 15

Costs vary


St. Petersburg City Theatre

St. Petersburg City Theatre is offering four Summer Theatre Camp sessions on the Main Stage this summer! Show to be announced. Camps will be two weeks long and end in an evening performance on the second Friday.


June 3 - August 2

Ages 7 to 14

$400 per session


St. Petersburg International School

Immerse your child in a full day of arts-infused Spanish for one week. Reading, conversation, visual arts, music, performance, and plenty of games are all used to help children build their Spanish comprehension and speaking skills. No prior knowledge of Spanish is necessary.


June 28 - July 19, 9:00am-3:00pm (aftercare available)

Ages 4 to 11

$160/week, financial aid available


St. Pete Makers

The St. Pete Makers Summer camp offers a learning experience that mirrors our eclectic city. The focus is on originality, innovation and self-expression with real world experience in creative business models. Camp participants will work with local makers and artists to learn the basics of the following crafts: 3D modeling and printing, LED electronic design, woodworking, and writing.


July 29 - August 2, 9:00am-3:00pm (aftercare available)

Ages 9 to 16

$250/week


St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation

These popular school camps are designed to give youth fun, engaging, and memorable times through creatively planned indoor and outdoor activities supervised by well trained staff. Extended care is available at most sites for an additional fee. Fee assistance is available to those who qualify.


June 3 - August 9, 7:30am-5:30pm

Children entering grades 1-6

$695/full summer, reduced rates and early registration discounts available


St. Petersburg Sailing Center

The St. Petersburg Sailing Center offers All Day Youth Sailing Camps, Fishing Camps, Board Sports, and Learn to Sail classes during the summer.


Summer 2019 beg. June 3, 8:30am-4:30pm (full day)

Ages 5 to 17

Costs vary


Suncoast Martial Arts

Suncoast Martial Arts programs are fun, safe and affordable! Here’s what’s included in summer camps: Karate, Soccer, Football, Baseball, Arts and Crafts, Daily Educational Lessons, Guest Speakers, Field Trips, and much more! Save your spot now with a $75 registration fee (includes uniform, t-shirt, lunch box, backpack).


May 29 - August 10


Tampa Bay Turners

TBT Recreational Summer Camp is fun for all ages! Camp activities will include all gymnastics events: Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor…plus the use of the in-ground trampoline and foam pits, slides and obstacle courses. Other activities include a short movie time, arts & crafts, games, relays and free swim in the indoor, heated pool! Children will be required to do a swim test. The pool is zero entry so it can accommodate average young swimmers.


June 5 - August 9, 9:00am-3:00pm, extended care available

Children entering K & up

$165/week or $40/day (pre-registered), $170/week or $42/day (walk-ins)


Tampa Bay Watch

Join Tampa Bay Watch for an unforgettable summer experience immersed in the Tampa Bay estuary! Estuary EDventures summer camp program is a fun-filled, hands-on learning adventure focused on marine ecology. Under the guidance of a professional education staff, campers will participate in boating trips, snorkeling and exploring native habitats, and collecting unique species inhabiting the estuary.


June 10 - August 2, full days (9:00am-4:00pm) and half days available

Ages 6 to 15

$325/week (non-members), $290/week (members) for full days


Vertical Ventures

Vertical Ventures Camp programs will give children the skills and confidence to scale walls up to 40' high with ease. More experienced climbers will learn the skills it takes to tackle some of the more difficult climbs. Participants will learn the fundamentals of climbing movement, equipment and safety. Experienced and supportive staff emphasize personal responsibility and encourage each camper to develop greater self confidence throughout the session. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced level climbers are welcome.


June 4 - August 3, 9:00am-12:00pm

Ages 6 to 16

$159/week (members), $199/week (non-members)


YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg

From swimming to the arts, your child will discover a summer of exploration and new skills taught by our highly-trained staff. Our renowned curriculum has been developed to help close the summer learning gap - while school’s out of session - integrating physical exercise, structured /spontaneous play, literacy, STEM-based activities and more. Day Camps span 10 themed, fun-filled weeks.


June 3 - August 2, full day and half day options

Ages 5 to 12

Costs vary

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