Robotics camps: Registration is open for engineering and robotics summer camps that will be held at the Hillsborough Community College Brandon campus, 10414 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. The cost is $150 for each weeklong camp. Several sessions are available during the summer:
June 17-21: Introductory robotics camp for middle school girls
June 24-28: Introductory robotics camps for all middle school students
July 8-12: Introductory robotics camps for all middle school students
July 15-19: Intermediate robotics and engineering camp (A) for middle school students
July 22-26: Intermediate robotics and engineering camp (B) for middle school students
July 29-Aug. 2: Robotics and engineering camp for all high school students
To register, visit fl-ate.org/projects/camps.html or madeinflorida.org, or contact outreach manager Desh Bagley at [email protected] or (813) 253-7838.
Football camp: Durant High School head football coach Mike Gottman will hold the 2013 Cougars Youth Football Camp this summer for players in fifth grade to incoming freshmen. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Ron Frost Field Sports Complex practice fields behind Durant High School, 4748 Cougar Path, Plant City.
The camp will cover stance, starts, running form, throwing, catching, blocking, ball handling, 7-on-7 and team flag football. The cost is $125 per camper. Camp registration will be held in the school's gymnasium on June 8 from 8 to 9 a.m., and June 10 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. For more information, call (813) 757-9075.
Basketball camp: Bloomingdale boys basketball coach Joe Willis will host the Bulls Basketball Camp for boys and girls of all skill levels. The camp will focus on fundamentals, sportsmanship and fun. The camp will be held in four one-week sessions. Session I will be June 10-13, Session II will be June 17-20, Session III will be June 24-27 and Session IV will be July 8-11. The cost is $75 per session. Each camper will receive a Nike camp T-shirt. For more information, contact coach Joe Willis at [email protected] or (813)298-3448.
Basketball camp: Gaither High School will host summer basketball camps for boys and girls in grades 2-8 on June 10-13, June 18-21 and June 25-28. For more information, contact coach Dwayne Olinger at [email protected] or (813) 975-7340, ext. 563.
Fire rescue summer camp: Registration is open for Fire Rescue Summer Youth Academy. The camp runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17-28 at the Fire Rescue Training Facility, 3210 S 78th St., Tampa. The camp is for youths ages 14-17 interested in learning about careers as firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Students will get hands-on, supervised experience with fire engine operation, using a fire hose, using a fire extinguisher with live flame, climbing a truck ladder, and the dangers of methamphetamine labs. They will also learn about disaster preparedness, fire behavior, CPR and first aid. Instructors are Hillsborough County Fire Rescue professionals.
The camp is free. All required materials and lunch will be provided. Applicants must be low-income and either requiring assistance with life skills issues, requiring assistance to complete an educational program or attain employment, at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system, or in the foster care system.
Applicants must submit a recommendation letter from their school counselor or case manager and proof of a sports physical examination dated after August 2012. The deadline to apply is May 10. For more information or to receive an application, contact Capt. Robert Collins at (813) 393-9582.
County summer camps: Online registration for Hillsborough County summer camps begins at noon Monday. Camps will run June 17 to Aug. 9, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Traditional summer camps, fine arts camps, teen camps for ages 12-17, nature camps and therapeutic/special needs camps will be available at several locations throughout the county.
The cost is $76 per two-week session for traditional day camps, $120 per two-week session for specialty nature camps, $50 per day for Bakas Equestrian camp, and $38 per week for Camp Sparks. Income-based discounts are available by building an online profile and taking a free/reduced lunch letter to any Rec2Six site before Monday.
For more information on summer camps and locations, or to build an online profile, visit hillsboroughcounty.org/summercamps.
Camp IDS: Registration is open for summer Camp IDS through Corbett Preparatory School of IDS. One-week sessions are available for children ages 3 to 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 17 to Aug. 2. Half-day and full-day sessions are available. More than 60 different camps are available in academics, communication and technology, performing arts, visual arts, recreation, sports and travel. Bus transportation to and from camp is available for $30 per week. Extended care from 3 to 6 p.m. is available for $12 per day. Extended care in the morning from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. is free. Visit idsyes.com/camp-ids.html for more information on individual session costs or to access a registration form.
Teen forum: The GFWC Brandon Junior Woman's Club will host its annual Teen Forum from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 29 to Aug. 2 at the Nativity Catholic Church Youth Center, 705 E Brandon Blvd., Brandon. The weeklong camp is for girls entering grades 6-8. Activities may include arts and crafts, fitness and nutrition, skin care and fashion trends, personal finance, community service, modeling, cheer and dance, pottery and team building. The cost is $70 in advance or $80 at the door. Space is limited to 75. The reservation form is available online at thebjwc.com. For more information, call Donna Griffin at (813) 244-4758.