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Tampa summer camp registration

School's out for summer. Well almost. And you still haven't decided what to do with the kids while you're at work? From athletic to academic, from cooking to swimming, somewhere around town a camp is waiting for your child. Here are just a few:

Terrace Community Middle School: Summer SLAM (Summer Learning and More) features 17 different programs including Lego Mania, digital photography, volleyball, basketball, archaeological digging, vegetarian cooking and more.

When: Half-day camps from 8 a.m. to noon or from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.; full-day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $15 one-time registration fee, and programs are $65 each week.

Contact: (813) 987-6555; 11734 Jefferson Road;

Tampa Chess Club: Learn chess tips and tricks. A camp for all levels from beginners to tournament skill.

When: 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. or all day June 15 to 17, June 29 to July 1 and July 13 to 15.

Cost: Half-day camp is $30 for chess club members and $40 for nonmembers; all-day is $50 for members, $70 for nonmembers.

Contact: (813) 727-8852; 10936 N 56th St., Temple Terrace.

Hillsborough County Summer Fun Camp: The Summer Fun Camp is for ages 6 and older and takes place at 43 playground and recreation centers locations throughout the county.

When: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 8 through Aug. 14.

Cost: $300, discounts are available based on income.

Contact: (813) 635-3500; visit

Hillsborough County Traveling Teen Camp: Six one-week camps take kids ages 12 to 17 to area attractions like Wet-n-Wild, Universal Studios, and the Museum of Science and Industry.

When: Camps start June 8.

Cost: $90 to $123, depending on field trips.

Contact: (813) 635-3500; visit

Carrollwood Cultural Center: Children ages 2 to 14 can check out the 22 half-day camps in four focus areas, including movement and performance, music, art, and construction and engineering.

When: June 8 to July 17.

Cost: $90 for members and $100 for nonmembers each week; $180 for full-day camp for members and $200 for nonmembers each week.

Contact: (813) 269-1310; 4537 Lowell Road;

Big Cat Rescue: Children ages 8 to 15 can discover the outdoors with more than 100 big cats at the 45-acre Citrus Park facility.

When: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting June 15.

Cost: Early bird registration through May 29 is $175. The cost is $190 for each four-day session.

Contact: (813) 920-4130; 12802 Easy St.;

Independent Day School: Children from grades pre-K3 to 8 can participate in more than 60 full- and half-day camps including sports, academics, recreation and field trips.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; extended care is available starting at 7:15 a.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m. starting June 15.

Cost: From $90 depending on the camp.

Contact: (813) 961-3087; 12015 Orange Grove Drive;

Wharton Wildcats soccer camp: Learn technical and tactical tips to step up your soccer game. Camp is for students entering grades 3 to 12.

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting June 8.

Cost: $100 each session.

Contact: (813) 340-5285;

Rocket Science Summer Camp: Students in grades 5 to 8 can learn all aspects of model rocketry including design, building and safe launch. Completion of this camp qualifies scouts for the Space Exploration Badge.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 8 to 25 at Gaither High School, 16200 N Dale Mabry Highway.

Cost: $237 for 12-day session. Register by May 29.

Contact: (813) 975-4818, ext. 449; or e-mail

YMCA Summer Day Camps: This program is for kids age 6 and up. Speciality camps are available for preschool ages 3 to 5 and teens 13 to 17.

When: Full day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 8 to Aug. 21.

Cost: $120 to $200 each week; there is a 10 percent off second child discount.

Contact: Check your neighborhood YMCA for more information or go to

Compiled by Jared Leone, Times Staff Writer

Tampa summer camp registration 05/07/09 [Last modified: Thursday, May 7, 2009 4:30am]
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