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Ready, set, summer: Time to sign up for camps

Go Momma — the magazine and the Web site — have joined forces to list great summer camps throughout the bay area that you'll want to sign your kids up for. In some cases, the camps are still in the process of deciding fees and schedules. But at least you can get an idea of what is out there. And keep checking as camps can be added or information included on whether registration is still open. If you have camp information to include on the list, please send it to Email Us.

Abba Dabba Summer Theatre Camp: Weekly camps offered throughout the summer to kids in recreation drama, musical theater and dance and improvisation. Ages 5-18. $140/week or $270/two weeks. June 15-July 17. Perkins School of the Fine Arts, 2205 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727-397-8983;

All Star Baseball and Softball Summer Camp: Weekly camps covering all aspects of baseball and softball including hitting, pitching, fielding and situational baseball. Ages 6 and up. $135/week, T-shirt included. June 15 to Aug. 14, weekly sessions (some breaks). 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Extra care available. 3199 46th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727-528-3186,

American Stage Summer Camps: Acting, comedy, puppetry, musical theater, playwriting. Ages 5-17. $150/week. June 8 to Aug. 14, weekly sessions. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extra care available. 211 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. (727-823-1600, ext. 201,

Anytown: Youth leadership and diversity awareness program, sponsored by Community Tampa Bay, beginning with an intensive five-day residential summer program at Eckerd College and continuing for 10 months with community service and leadership development. Ages 14-18. $25 commitment fee. June 7-11, June 28-July 2 and July 12-16. 4200 54th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727-568-9333,

Artzy Kids at the Suntan Arts Center: Classes in 2-D, 3-D, wearable and recycled art. Ages 5-15. $140/week ($110 for members), includes materials and T-shirt. June 8-26. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extra care available. Suntan Arts is located at the Don Vista Cultural Arts Center, 3300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727-367-3818,

Bayside Gymnastics and Cheerleading: Thematic camps including art activities, games, gymnastics instruction, open gym and more. Ages 5-13. $125/week or $30/day. June 8 to August 10. Half- and full-day, morning and afternoon start times. EC free. 4400 118th Avenue, Suite 103, Clearwater (727-592-9232,

Big Cat Camp 2009: Fun, educational activities in the great outdoors with more than 130 big cats in a real, working sanctuary. Camps for ages 8-11 (June 15-18 to Aug. 3-6) and 12-15 (June 15-18, June 22-25, July 13-16). Cost $190 per each four-day session ($175 if you register by May 15), T-shirt included. 12802 Easy St., Tampa. (813-323-3265,

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve: The preserve offers five different camps in one-week intervals in various age groups, all with a focus of educating children about nature. All camps are $100 for friends of Boyd Hill and $120 for non-members and are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Pioneer Camp, for ages 7-13, will give kids hands-on experiences at the sugar shack, blacksmith shop and print shop (June 8-12 to Aug. 17-21); Summer Nature Day Camp (ages 7-13) offers an outdoor learning experience with a theme this year of "Wetlands — From the Swamp to the Coast" (June 15-19 to Aug. 10-14; T-shirt provided); Herpetology Camp (ages 7-11) teaches kids about amphibians and reptiles, lets them handle non-venomnous snakes and create fun arts and crafts (cost is $125; June 29-July 3 and Aug. 17-21); Young Naturalist Camp (ages 5-6) includes such activities as nature hikes, games and animal and plant studies (June 15-19 to Aug. 10-14); and Jungle Boogie Camp (ages 3-4) allows tots to discover plants and animals, crafts and other hands-on activities (cost $50 for Friends of Boyd Hill and $60 for non-members; T-shirt supplied). Dates are June 15-19 to Aug. 10-14 and the time is 9 a.m. to noon. Jungle Boogie and Herpetology at 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg; all other camps at 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. (727-893-7326;

Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center. Nature day camps. Ages 7 to 11. $125/week. July 27-31 and Aug. 3-7. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727-453-6800)

Busch Gardens and Adventure Island: Behind-the-scenes adventures featuring animal investigations, theme park operations, storytelling and more. Preschool to eighth grade. Prices vary. Weekly camps June through August. Half- and full-day sessions. Extra care available. 3000 E Busch Blvd., Tampa. (toll-free 1-877-248-2267,

Camp Cristina YMCA: Campers make their own schedules choosing from activities such as high ropes, horseback riding, canoeing, archery, youth wellness, hands-on learning, swimming, character development, arts and crafts, sports, structured activities. Ages 6-15. $130/week plus facility membership, T-shirt included. June 8-Aug. 21, weekly sessions. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extra care free. 9840 Balm Riverview Road, Riverview. (813-677-8400,

Camp Foodies: Hands-on camp teaching the proper use of cooking utensils, cooking techniques, nutritional values and kitchen safety. Ages 8 and up. $290/week. Snacks prepared by campers with ingredients provided by Foodies. Each day, campers bring home an entree for four and an accompaniment to be prepared at home. One weekly session in June, July and August. 8:30 a.m. to noon. 2312 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727-209-1418,

Camp Kadima: Six weekly camps, offered by the Golda Meir/Kent Jewish Center of Clearwater and the JCC of Pinellas County of St. Petersburg, feature such programs as swimming, field trips, arts and crafts, drama, music and dance fitness and yoga activities and circus arts and tumbling. Grades: entering kindergarten to eighth grade. Early bird fees available through April 17. Members of the Jewish Community Center get a discount (go to the camp Web site for details). Extra care available and free bus transportation to and from both JCCs. There also is free extra care at both transportation sites. There is a $100 per child non-refundable camp deposit that will be applied toward camp fees. June 15 to July 24 (closed July 3 for Independence Day. Pinellas County Jewish Day School, 1775 S Highland Ave., Clearwater (727-736-1494;

Camp Outback: Sports, games, activities, arts and crafts, field trips and more. Kindergarten to eighth grade. $80-$120/week, discounts with play pass or recreation card. T-shirt included. June 8-Aug. 21, weekly sessions. 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Countryside Recreation Center. 2640 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater. (727-669-1914,

Camp Sonshine: A Christian camp with emphasis on social awareness and spiritual growth. Activities include music, art, community service club, daily chapel and Vacation Bible School. Ages 3 to sixth grade. $140/week, includes snacks and T-shirt. June 8-Aug. 7. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church and School, 4301 16th St. N, St. Petersburg. (727-526-8212,

Campo Family YMCA: Thematic day camps, arts specialty camps and physical activity specialty camps. Ages 5-12. $90 to $130/week for facility members. $130 to $185/week for non-members, T-shirt included. June 8-Aug. 21, weekly sessions. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extra care free. 3414 Culbreath Road, Valrico. (813-684-1371,

Circle C Ranch Academy and Summer Camp: Dude ranch experience where kids learn to ride horses, care for farm animals, swimming and other thematic activities. Ages 1-15. $180/week. Two overnight camps available for Monday through Friday, $320. June 8-Aug. 10. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extra care free. 6204 Interbay Blvd., Tampa. (813-831-8429,

City of Largo Summer Camps: Seven full-day camps, two nature camps, 17 half-day specialty camps (fine arts, trains, Mad Science, etc.), two dance camps, 22 sports camps and two theater camps. June 8-Aug. 14, weekly sessions. Half- and full-day sessions. Extra care available. (727-518-3125,

City of St. Petersburg Summer Playcamp and Teen Camp: Fun, engaging and memorable school vacation camp. Grades 1 to 9. $679-$724 for 11-week session, includes breakfast and lunch. June 8-Aug. 21. 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Recreation centers throughout St. Petersburg. Call your local center for details. (

Clearwater Marine Aquarium Summer Camps: Coastal learning experiences including wading and snorkeling from certified pontoon boats, kayaking, scuba, animal training and more. Kindegarten through 12th grade. Members pay $165 weekly for half day or $330 for full day. Non-members pay $210 weekly for half day or $420 for full day. T-shirt included. June 8-Aug. 21, weekly sessions. 9 a.m. to noon for half day or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for full day. 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. (727-441-1790, ext. 222,

College for Kids: Educational camps offered at 12 sites in Pinellas County. Each child attends five classes per day in subjects such as arts and crafts, computers, foreign language, physical education and science exploration. Kindergarten to eighth grade. $85/week plus $50 application fee. Snacks and T-shirt included. June 8-July 31. Weekly sessions for kindergarten to fifth grade, four-week sessions for middle school. 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Extra care available. Multiple locations. (727-341-3184,

Creative Clay Inclusionary Summer Arts Camp: Each camp explores different aspects of Art Around the World using different materials as professional artists work with kids of all abilities. Weekly camps for children ages 6-11 will be June 8-July 3; ages 12-14, July 6-31. Cost is $40 per week, $150 for a four-week package; discounts available for Creative Clay members. Cultural Arts Center, 1124 Central Ave., St. Petersburg (727-825-0515,

Destination Aviation: Explore the world of aviation through science, careers and technology. All students have a chance to fly an aircraft with a flight instructor near the end of the week. Ages 11-18. $250/week for day camp, $625/week for residential camp. Scholarships available. Snacks and T-shirt included. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or overnight for residential). Florida Air Museum at Sun 'n Fun Campus, 4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland. (863-904-4073,

Discover! Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Resident (Overnight) Camps: One hundred residential camps of different lengths featuring themes such as equestrian, aquatics, arts, sciences and technology. Set in rustic camps in three locations: Camp Dorothy Thomas (Riverview), Camp Scoutcrest (Odessa) and Camp Wildwood (Wildwood). Accommodations include tents, cabins, lodges and dorms. First through 12th grades. $200 to $500, depending on session. All meals and snacks provided. June 14-July 29, multiple sessions of various lengths from three to 13 days. (813-281-4475,

Discover the Arts 2009 at Center Place Fine Arts & Civic Association: Workshops in art, mime, magic, science, charm, etiquette and modeling and chess. Ages 4 and up; Mommy & Me classes for ages under 4. Cost varies but typically $36 for members and $46 for non-members for four classes. Sign up for $100 worth of classes and receive a free T-shirt. Dates and hours vary by workshop. Morning, afternoon and evening workshops are available. 619 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon. (813-685-8888,

Dunedin Fine Art Center Summer Art Camps 2009: Art enrichment camps in visual art and musical theater, taught by multimedia experts with skills from painting to clay to drawing. Ages 4 ½-14. $75 to $175/session, varies by age and camp. Discounted tuition for members. June 8-Aug. 14, weekly sessions. Musical theater precamp session June 3-5. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 9 a.m. to noon for 5 and under. Extra care available. 1143 Michigan Ave., Dunedin. (727-298-3322,

Easter Seals Florida Inc. Camp Challenge: Residential camp for children and adults with special needs. Peaceful nature getaway offering a variety of recreational activities including arts and crafts, sports and games. Ages 6 and up with physical or cognitive disabilities. Cost based on length of stay and care needs; scholarships available. Snacks and meals provided. Various six- and 12-day sessions offered in June and July. 31600 Camp Challenge Road, Sorrento. (352-383-4711,

Fleming Fine Arts Camp: Arts activities include creative movement, musical theater, folk dancing, pottery, keyboard and vocal instruction. Ages 4-12. $225-$300/one-week session. $300-$450/two-week session. Price includes snack and T-shirt. Half- and full-day sessions. Extra care available. Berkeley Preparatory School, 411 Kelly Road, Tampa. (813-885-1673,

Forest Hills Presbyterian Learning Center Summer Program: Hands-on experiences in art, science and music, along with physical skill development and field trips. Ages 4-10. $100/week. June 8-Aug. 21, weekly sessions. Price includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Forest Hills Presbyterian Learning Center, 709 W Linebaugh Ave., Tampa. (813-932-8789)

Great Camps at Great Explorations Children's Museum: Thematic camps include karate, 3-D Art, Create with Clay, Kids' Culinary School, Be a Spy, Robotics and Super Space Week. First to sixth grades. $185/week, $160 for members, T-shirt included. June to August, weekly sessions. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extra care free. 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg (727-821-8992,

Gulf Coast Artists' Alliance Inc. Kids' Summer Camp: Classes taught by professional artists in painting and drawing, sculpture, pottery, mixed media, fiber arts, mosaic tile and jewelry. Kids ages 8 and older with special sessions for teens. $40 half day per week or $75 full day per week from June 8 -July 31. Half-day classes are 9-11:45 a.m. or 12:15-3 p.m. or full day 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Artists' Way Cooperative Gallery, 1403 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

G. WIZ — the Science Museum Summer Camp: Camp sessions focusing on learning science through activities, demonstrations and exploring the museum's many interactive exhibits. Pre-Kindergarten to eighth grade. $180-$290, discounts for members. Snacks and T-shirt included. June 8-Aug. 14, weekly sessions. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Extra care available. 1001 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. (941-309-4949, ext. 119,

Hazley's Academy Fashion Summer: Half-day camp offers runway modeling, make-up, dressing skills and more. Ages 4-14. Two three-week sessions starting June 15 and July 6. $350 per three-week session. Ages 4-9 from 9 a.m.-noon; ages 10-15, 1-4 p.m. Extra care available. 6152 126th Ave. N, Suite 504, Largo. (727-519-8727)

IDS Camp 2009 at Independent Day School-Corbett Campus: Weekly camps covering sports, arts, field trips and more. Ages 3-14. Cost varies. June 15-July 31. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Full- or half-day sessions. Extra care available. 12015 Orange Grove Drive, Tampa. (813-961-3087,

JMAC Kids Summer Camp: This camp features martial arts, gymnastics, swimming, ice cream, field trips and more. Ages 3-young 5, $135; kids starting kindergarten up to age 12, $125; discounts available for family membrs. Hours 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. with extended care available. 2177 NE Coachman Road, Clearwater (727-430-3902;

J Park Tae Kwon Do & Hapkido Center Summer Karate Camp: The program offers daily martial arts, games, trips to local parks, outings such as swimming, bowling, the movies, Chuck E. Cheese, Celebration Station, as well as various educational field trips including MOSI, the Dali Museum, the Clearwater Aquarium and more. Children grades kindergarten to fifth. The program runs June 3 to Aug. 21, with a minimum required sign up of two weeks. Cost is $99 per week. Hours are 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. A free uniform is provide. J Park Tae Kwon Do & Hapkido Center, 26246 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater (727-796-7233,

Joe Abrahams Summer Sports Camp Series: Nine one-week sessions with skills, drills, fitness and fun. Ages 6-12. $85/week, $25 deposit required. June 8-Aug. 3. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extra care available. Wayne C. Papy Athletic Center, 6925 N Florida Ave., Tampa. (813-274-8615,

Junior Tennis Camps: Combine fun with creative games and drills that teach strokes, ball placement, playing strategies and general knowledge of the game. Ages 4-16. $125/week, enrollment limited. Dates still to be determined. 9 a.m. to noon. Three locations: Cal Dickson Tekson Tennis Center, 4000 Watrous Ave., Tampa (813-282-2902), Himes Avenue Sports Complex, 4500 S Himes Ave., Tampa (813-351-0410), and Sandra W. Freedman Tennis Complex, 59 Columbia Drive, Tampa (813-259-1663;

Kids Create! Art Camp: Campers create art projects incorporating hand-built clay, painting, printmaking and mixed media while learning art styles and art history in a fun way. Ages 8-12. $75. July 6-10. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EC. Taylor Art Studio, 611 W Indiana Ave., Tampa. (813-274-8615,

Kids in the Garden: Garden and nature-related camp with conservation theme — taught by members of the Tampa Garden Club. First to fifth grades. $45. Snack provided, T-shirt included. June 8-12, one-week session. 8:30 a.m. to noon. Tampa Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa. (813-240-5272,

Kinderarts: Musical and visual arts immersion experience, taught by Kindermusik instructor, designed to introduce preschoolers to the concepts of logic, mathematics and social development through the magic of fine arts. Ages birth to 47 months. $100-125/week, includes T-shirt. Three weekly sessions offered in June and July. 9 to 10:45 a.m., class length varies by age. Berkeley Preparatory School, 411 Kelly Road, Tampa. (813-885-1673,

b>Language Playhouse: Language immersion camps taught by native speakers. Ages 3-18. $195/week plus $20 registration fee. Multiclass or multi-student discounts. Snack provided. June 1-Aug. 14, weekly sessions. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. 4920 Newkirk Drive, Tampa. (813-964-8800,

Lindamood-Bell Learning Process: Daily, weekly or multiweek sessions of individual instruction in reading, spelling, comprehension and math for students to catch up or get ahead. Ages 5-adult. Cost varies. 701 S Howard Ave., Suite 204. (813-253-0453,

Lowry Park Zoo Summer Camps: More than 100 week-long camps in which kids can learn about nature, science and the animal kingdom while hiking through the zoo and exploring behind the scenes. Kindergarten to eighth grade. $165-$200/week, varies by program, discounts for Zoo Pass members. June 8-Aug. 21. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extra care available. 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813-935-8552,

Mangrove Marcus Adventure Camp: Fun-filled week of snorkeling, fishing and exploring the Tampa Bay area. Ages 8-12. $75/session. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extra care available. Dates, drop-off and pick-up locations to be determined. (813-274-8615,

Mary Jo's Performing Arts Academy Summer 2009: Theatrically themed classes in performing arts including dance, acting and voice, cheerleading and more. Ages 3 and up. $165 and up, snacks provided. 1- to 5-week sessions in June and July. Half- and full-day. Extra care available. Mary Jo's Performing Arts Academy, 15906 Mapledale Blvd., Tampa. (813-969-0240,

MOSI Summer Science Camp: Exciting learning adventures in a wide-range of science and technology areas, along with other areas of interest including nature and outdoor experiences, art and even superhero camps! Ages 2 to high school. Prices vary by age and session, T-shirt included. Discounts for members, families with multiple children enrolled or multi-week enrollments. June 8-Aug. 28, weekly sessions. Half- and full-day, morning and afternoon start times. Extra care available. 4801 E Fowler Avenue, Tampa. (Toll free 1-800-995-6674,

Mote Marine Aquarium's Summer Camps: Hands-on marine science camps offering everything from Mommy & Me time to kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, animal interaction, SCUBA diving and even a Florida Keys travel camp for older campers. Ages 2 to 12th grade. Prices vary (starting at $115 for 2-hour Mommy & Me class to a Keys trip of more than $1,000), T-shirt included. June through August; session lengths vary. Half- and full-day, morning and afternoon start times and overnight camps available. (941-388-4441 x229,

NoiseMakers' Rock 'n' Roll Summer Camps: Campers will learn the basics on how to play guitar, drums, keyboards, bass, ukulele and more. There will also be interactive games, song writing, music reading, instrument making and lots of listening to music from around the world. Each session will end with a concert on a local stage. Ages 5-12. $225/week, includes T-shirt, musical instrument, class photograph, CD of child's own music and more. Four weekly sessions between June and August. Half-day, mornings. 5900 Central Ave., Suite K, St. Petersburg. (727-345-7472,

Northside Christian School's Paradise Camp: Each week campers explore a country's culture, history and geography with hands-on activities. Also, games, water fun and field trips. Ages 6-12. $85 to $135 a week, June 1-Aug. 2, 8:30 a.m. to noon or full day until 4:30 p.m. Extra care available. 7777 62nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727-647-0349;

Palm Harbor Parks & Recreation Summer Camps: Many programs are offered for various age groups throughout the summer including Abrakadoodle Art, Winning Inning All-Sports, Hurricane Basketball, Mad Science, Lacrosse, Winning Inning Baseball, EuroStar Gymnastics Conditioning, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Hockey, RAM- Reading and Math, Tennis, Shamrock Soccer, Fishing and Simply Kayaking. Prices vary. 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor (727-771-6000;

Pasco Art Council's ArtAdventures Camp. Educational, hands-on, multimedia arts camp taught in a studio setting. Ages 6-13. $150/four-day week, includes materials. Four sessions in June and July. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pasco Arts Council, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. (727-845-7322,

Patel Conservatory Performing Arts Camps at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center: More than 40 camps in the performing arts — music, theater, dance, film, on-camera acting, vocal arts. Pre-K to 12th grade. Tuition varies. June 8-Aug. 8. One-, two- and three-week camps available. Half- and full-day, morning and afternoon start times. 1010 N W.C. McInnes Place, Tampa. (813-222-1002,

Pathfinder Outdoor Education Summer Camps: Adventure Quest - High ropes, canopy tree climbing, challenge course, canoeing and more. June 8-12 ages 13-16, July 27-31 ages 8-13. Nature Arts and Adventure - Papermaking, book binding, printmaking, canoeing, tree climbing and more. July 6-10 ages 8-15. Ecology Wonders - Manatee CSI, enchanted forest, estuary stomp, night hikes, scavenger hunts, tree climbing and more. June 29 - July 3 ages 8-13 years, July 20-24 ages 13-16. Day camp includles lunch, snacks and T-shirt for $325. Overnight camp option and extra care available. DaySpring Camp and Conference Center, 8411 25th St. E, Parrish, (727-328-0300, ext. 221,

Photo Camp: Students will spend a half day in the classroom learning basic photography skills such as composition, what makes a good picture and picture editing. the second half of the day will be on location photo field trips around Tarpon Springs. Each week the class ends with a gallery show of the students' work. Camp will be in June and July, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for ages 12-18. Cost is $175 if registered by May 1; $200 if registered by June 1; $225 after June 1. Lisa Sibley Photography Inc., 100 E Tarpon Ave. Suite 5, Tarpon Springs. (727-940-4323;

Plant City YMCA Summer Camps: Activities to build spirit, mind and body including character clinic, healthy habits clinic and Inventors Inc. clinic. Kindergarten to seventh grade. $106 members, $149 non-members. Includes two free T-shirts. June 8-Aug. 21, weekly sessions. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Extra care available. 1507 YMCA Place, Plant City. (813-757-6677,

Police Athletic League of Tampa Inc: Educational and recreational programs promoting physical and mental well-being. Field trips, indoor and outdoor activities, crime prevention programs, team-building, swimming and team sports. Ages 5-15 (must have completed kindergarten). Fees on sliding scale, $475 to $1,265 for summer. Lunch and afternoon snacks and three free T-shirts provided. June 8-Aug. 19. 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1924 W Diana St., Tampa. (813-876-9363,

Powerstories Girl Stories Theatre Project: Six-week, intensive summer program for girls to study dramatics, visual art and movement with a larger goal of self-actualization. Culminates with performances at summer's end and throughout the next school year to elementary school groups. Open to Hillsborough County girls in sixth to eighth grades. Audition required (week of April 13). $20 fee for materials. One session June to July (no camp week of July 4). 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Must commit a full year for monthly rehearsals and six to eight performances. The New Place Cultural Arts Center, 2811 N 17th St., Tampa. (941-518-5718,

Practically Pikasso Kids Art Camp: Arts camp featuring clay work, ceramics, tie dye, spin art, painting, mosaics and more. Ages 3-14. $175/week, half-day. $275/week, full-day. Price includes snacks and free T-shirt. June through August, weekly sessions. Half- and full-day. Extra care available. 1912 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727-822-5204,

Saint Paul's Summer Discovery Camps: Science, kayaking, technology, cooking, art, drama, music and sports. Pre-Kiindergarten to eighth grade. Prices vary by length and specialy. June 8-Aug. 7, weekly sessions. Full-day. Extra care available. 1600 St. Paul's Drive, Clearwater. (727-536-2756,

Shorecrest Summer Programs: Arts and sciences to sports and community service camps all taught by certified teachers. Thematic camps for the youngest campers and a safe driver camp for teens. Age 4 to 12th grade. Cost varies by camp, beginning at $150, T-shirt included. June 8-July 31, weekly sessions. Half- and full-day, morning and afternoon start times. Extra care available. 5101 First St. NE, St. Petersburg (727-409-1668,

Showdown Stage Company: Theater camp for teens led by working Hollywood professionals. Ages 11-20. $375, family discount available. One session, July 6-26. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Extra care available. Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. (727-447-5347,

St. Francis Children's Daycare Center: Weekly summer camp offering arts and crafts, field trips, water play and more. Ages 5-12. $50 to $110/week, sliding scale. June 5-Aug. 21. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 912 E Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813-231-4169)

St. Pete Beach Summer Enrichment Program: General camp includes arts and crafts, field trips, sports, free play and more. Specialty camps available in basketball, art and skateboarding. First to sixth grades. Cost to be determined, includes free T-shirt. June 8-Aug. 14. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Extra care free. St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach (727-363-9245,

St. Petersburg Country Club Junior Golf, Tennis and Summer Fun Camps: Professional golf and tennis instruction and organized play. Summer Fun Camp involves swimming, organized games, in-house field trips, arts and crafts. Ages 5-18. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost $150 per week per child, must be club member. Summer-only memberships available. June to August. (727-867-2111,

St. Petersburg Kidzart Summer Camps: Designed for both experienced and novice artists, projects include marbleizing, clay, scratch art, sand art, 3-D projects, copper tooling, collage, watercolor, chalk and oil pastels, charcoal drawings and more. Pre-Kindergarten to fifth grade. Cost varies by location but typical elementary camp is $165/week and pre-K camp is $100/week. Weekly sessions throughout summer. Elementary camps are either 9 a.m. to noon or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-K camps are 9:30-11:30 a.m. Exra care available. Locations vary and may include Game On, Bounce U and Shorecrest Preparatory School, Pinellas County. (727-823-0123,

St. Petersburg Little Theatre: Four camps offered throughout the summer featuring High School Musical 2 (June 22-July 3); Annie Get Your Gun (July 6-17); Bye Bye Birdie (July 20-31); and a Theatre Workshop (Aug. 3-7). Each camp will offer classes in dance, voice and acting. A performance is given at the end of each camp. Each two-week camp is $350 ($50 deposit required); the one-week camp is $175 ($50 deposit). Age 7-14 for camps. Extra care available. 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. (727-866-2059;

Summer Arts 2009 at the Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall: Literacy-based multidiscipline arts camp with classes in creative dramatics, dance and music, a jazz intensive class for middle and high schoolers and theater performance classes. Ages 3-18. $105-$650 depending on session. Includes book, T-shirt and class photograph. June 8-Aug. 3, one- to three-week sessions. Half- and full-day, morning start time. Extra care available. 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. (727-712-2706,

Summer Dance Camp 2009 at Dawson Dance and Theatre Academy. A variety of specialty camps including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and cheer/tumble, as well as High School Musical camp, princess camp and diva camp – all taught by dance professionals. Ages 4-12, day camp. Evening dance classes for ages 2-adult. Sibling and family discounts. June to August, weekly sessions and one nine-week early evening session. Hours and prices vary. Snacks provided for day camps. 12615 Race Track Road, Tampa (Westchase). (813-814-7500,

Summer in the Parks with the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department: Traditional summer program at 31 parks throughout the city. Exciting thematic activities including arts and crafts, computer classes, board games, activities, sports, games and field trips. Ages 5-17. $30-70, depending on location, scholarships available. June 8-Aug. 21. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Extra care available. Locations vary. (813-274-8615,

Summer Marine Adventures 2009 at The Pier Aquarium: Thematic camps in marine science including sharks, sea-science exploration, water art, marine mammals, floating adventure and marine multimedia. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ages 6-13. $185-$250, includes afternoon snack and T-shirt. 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg (727-895-7437,

Summer Peace Camp at Happy Workers Children's Center: Educational camps in the arts, cultural arts, diversity, literacy, peace and the environment. Ages 6-11. $50/week, scholarships available. Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided, along with free T-shirt. June 8-Aug. 21, weekly. 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 920 19th St. S, St. Petersburg. (727-894-5337,

Summer's Here Art Camp at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art: Enhance children's social and creative skills through drawing, painting and sculpture. Ages 6-13. $150/week ($125 for second child in a family or a Museum member). July 6-17, weekly sessions. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Petersburg College, Tarpon Springs Campus, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. (727-712-5226,

Tampa Bay Karate Kick for Success Summer Camp: Karate instruction, exciting field trips, computers. Ages 5 and up. $60/week, $30 registration fee, snacks and T-shirt provided. June 5-Aug. 21, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 4952 E Busch Blvd., Tampa. (813-270-5592,

Sunscreen Film School Summer Camp: Campers will learn to craft stories, write screenplays and render them into a completed movies. At the end of camp, participants will see their films screened for a live audience. Subjects include writing, directing, cinematography, acting, lighting, sound and more. Ages 14-18. $500/2-week session July 6-17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; July 17 also 6:30-9 p.m. Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727-420-0566,

Tampa Bay Rays Baseball and Softball Camp: Players will work on hand-eye coordination drills, infield play (double and corner plays), pitching, catching, batting practice and opposite field hitting. All camps 9 a.m. to noon. Ages 6-13 for camps at Tropicana Field June 8-Aug. 7 ($200); advanced camp, ages 14-17 is Aug. 10-14 ($225); softball camp, ages 6-13, July 13-17 ($150); satellite hitting clinics, ages 6-13 ($75) in Orlando, June 15-16; Port Charlotte, June 18-19; and Bradenton, July 23-24. All campers get a T-shirt, baseball cap, a ticket to four Rays games. Discounts for teams available. All camps except satellite camps at Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. (727-825-3306 for details on satellite camps and for more information;

Tampa Bay Turners Gym, Swim & Fit Summer Camp: Games, relays, arts and crafts, gymnastics, open swim. Ages 4-14. Tiny Turners half-day camp also offered for ages 2-4. $149 full week or $37/day, pre-paid. Walk-ins welcome at higher rate. Tiny Turners camp is $27/day pre-paid. June to August, weekly sessions or daily. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tiny Turners is 9:30 a.m. to noon. Extra care available (not for Tiny Turners). 2301 26th St. N, St. Petersburg. (727-328-8500,

Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association Summer Camp. Global literacy, nutrition, field trips, extended learning in reading, writing, math and science. Kindergarten to 12th grade. $60-$100/week, multiple student discount. Lunch and snacks provided. June 15 through August. 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Make a Difference Center (Tampa Heights), 401 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813-223-1524)

Tampa JCC and Federation's Camp JCC: Recreational summer camp with hands-on swim instruction daily for preschoolers. Ages 2 to eighth grade. Cost varies, T-shirt included. June 15-Aug. 7, two four-week sessions or one eight-week session. 9 a.m. to noon, 2 p.m. or 4 p.m., depending on age. Extra care available. Busing available to and from South Tampa. 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa (Citrus Park). (813-264-9000,

Tampa Museum of Art Summer Art Camp 2009: Art campers will explore a variety of styles and movements in art and participate in hands-on art-making experiences including clay, sculpture, painting, drawing and decorative arts. Fully accessible for children with disabilities. Ages 6-14. $100-$225/week, snacks included. Price varies by lenght of session, discount for members. June 22-July 31, weekly sessions. Half- and full-day, morning and afternoon start times. Extra care available. 2306 N Howard Ave., Tampa. (813-274-8130,

TechPlayzone Summer Camp: Science and technology themes enhanced through video game creation, LEGO robotics, hands-on science activities, digital movie making, web animation, 3-D modeling and music mixing. Ages 6-13. $225 per week for full day, $150 per week for half day. 10-percent discount if enrolled by April 30. June 8-Aug. 21, weekly sessions. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m for full day or 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m. for half day. Extra care available. Open House, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16. 13208 Boyette Road, Riverview. (813-684-7329,

Temple Terrace Summer Program: Summer fun including sports, games, swimming, arts and crafts, field trips and special events. First to eighth grades. $440 ($465 after May 3) plus Family Complex membership. June 8-Aug. 21, one session. 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 6610 Whiteway Drive, Temple Terrace. (813-506-6600,

The Centre for Girls: Girls-only community center providing structured, fun activities including computer and cooking classes, basic health, personal safety, nutrition, substance abuse prevention, career exploration and more. Ages 10-18, residents of Hillsborough County. Free. June 5-Aug. 21. Full-day sessions. 105 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813-231-3404;

The Eagles Sports Activity Camp: Campers enjoy daily tennis lessons from tennis professionals and swimming. $125/week. June 5-Aug. 21. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 16101 Nine Eagles Drive, Odessa. (813-610-6040)

The Ophelia Project and Boys Initiative Programs: Discussions and creative activities meant to build a stronger sense of self and better relationships with peers. Groups divided by gender cover topics like being a girl or boy, individual expression and bullying and violence prevention. Ages 8-18. Approximately $150 per child, scholarships available. One-hour sessions once or twice a week for 8 to 10 weeks. Dates and times vary. Located at various schools and community centers throughout Hillsborough County. (813-514-9555,

Think Summer, Think Canterbury: Summer camp sessions in marine studies, performing arts, basketball, softball, football and soccer. Weekly field trips. Ages pre-Kindergarten and up. $150-$300/week, includes snacks and T-shirt. June 8-Aug. 7. Half- and full-day, morning and afternoon start times. Extra care available. 990 62nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727-525-1419,

USF Preschool for Creative Learning: Immersion in outdoor settings, field trips and activities helping children to understand different environments and developing a respect and love of nature. Kindergarten to age 9. Children with special needs are welcome. $120/week, snacks provided. June 8-Aug. 14. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extra care free. 11811 Bull Run Road, Tampa. (813-974-5142,

Van Dyke Sports Summer Church Camp for Kids: Lessons about sportsmanship, winning, losing and being good citizens while engaging in sports, art, drama and science activities. Age 4 to sixth grade. Session available for children with disabilities. $45 ($30 before May 15). June 14-18. 5:30 to 9 p.m., includes dinner, snacks and T-shirt. 17030 Lakeshore Road, Lutz. (813-968-3983,

Vinoy Kids Camp at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club: Ten weeks of thematic camps including Ice Skating, Sports Galore, Wild Wacky Olympics, Party Week and more. Open to Vinoy Club members and their sponsored guests only. Ages 4 to 10 (child must have fifth birthday by Aug. 31). Cost varies by program, snack provided. June through August, weekly. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extra care available. (727-894-1000 x2848)

Waldorf Doll-Making Workshop: Make a 12-inch Waldorf doll using organic and natural fibers, including silk, cotton and wool. Ages and locations to be determined. $150, small lunch provided. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (727-422-1115, Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center. Nature day camps. Ages 7-11. $125/week. July 13-17 and July 20-24. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727-453-6503,

Wekiva Youth Camp: A residential nature camp administered by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs with activities including swimming, canoeing, synchronized swimming, field sports/tribal activities, nature study and crafts, hiking, bicycling, campfires, s’mores and more. Fourth to eighth grades, with a two-night introductory camp for kindergarten to second grades. See Web site for pricing; meals and snacks included. June 14-July 25, weekly sessions. Wekiwa Springs State Park, 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka. (941-351-1103,

YMCA Summer Day Camps: Weekly camps at numerous locations with sports, swimming, games, arts, field trips and more. Ages 5-17 full day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., ages 3-5 half day. $120 to $200/week. T-shirt included. June 18-Aug. 21. Extra care is free. (

YMCA of the Suncoast Aquatic Programs and Summer Camps: Summer programs are availalbe for ages 3 and up and include day camp, sports, music, arts, swim lesson and more. The programs are in Citrus, Hernando, Pasco and Pinellas counties. Financial assistance available. (727-477-9622;

Youth Arts Corps Quilts Summer Arts Camp: Camp instructors teach the art of quilt making; hand and machine sewing; fiber arts; clay; jewelry making and print making. There are also field trips to area arts and cultural centers. Ages 9-11. June 8-Aug. 21 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and occasional Saturdays. Registration deadline for this FREE camp is May 31. Youth Arts Corps Studios at the Wildwood Recreation Center, 1000 28th St. S, St. Petersburg. (727-552-1825)

Ready, set, summer: Time to sign up for camps 05/07/09 [Last modified: Friday, May 8, 2009 1:53pm]
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