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 www.hillsboroughcounty.org/parks 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 moms.tampabay.com. Click on "Summer camp plans."