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It's time to make summer camp plans

Registration deadlines for city and county summer camp programs are fast approaching.

Hillsborough County: Summer camps, scheduled June 8 through Aug. 14, offer a supervised playground program at 43 locations for ages 6 and older. Camps are weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Participants currently enrolled in the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department's afterschool program have until March 27 to return their application and reserve a spot.

Others can sign up for a summer program lottery March 30-31 between 6 and 8 p.m. at the center they plan to attend.

The cost is $300, although some discounts are available. For more information, contact the recreation center you plan to attend or call (813) 635-3500. Visit for a complete list of camps.

City of Tampa: City residents get first dibs on spots in the city's 10-week summer camp program. The priority registration begins from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and ends March 27.

Open enrollment begins from 6 to 8 p.m. March 30 until the slots are full.

Register in-person at the desired summer camp program site.

Also, you must be the parent or legal guardian of the child being registered. A birth certificate is required to verify the child's age, and proof of city residency is needed during priority registration.

Summer camp programs begin June 9 and are held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at various sites. The fee is $70 at community centers, $40 for activity centers and $30 for parks. Additional fees for transportation and materials may be charged. For more information about the city of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department, call (813) 274-8615.

For a list of other summer camps throughout the Tampa Bay area, go to the St. Petersburg Times' Go Momma Web page at Click on "Summer camp plans."

It's time to make summer camp plans 03/19/09 [Last modified: Thursday, March 19, 2009 4:30am]
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