Summer Camp Options from Tampa Parks and Recreation Department

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Ready to plan your child's summer activities? The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department is your passport to summer fun. Check out these great camps.

Kids Art Camp at Ybor Art Studio
Kids Art Camp at Ybor Art Studio is an eight week exploration of art and will be themed on different art movements. Campers will learn about surrealism and the work of Dali and create a unique design with opposing shapes and contrasting colors in the late collage style of Matisse. Weekly projects will be centered on the exploration of art history and mediums including clay, sculpture, painting, and printmaking.

Dates: June 20 - August 10
Program Hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays
                         1 p.m. - 3 p.m. for ages 8 - 12 years
                         3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. for ages 13-17 years
Location: Ybor Art Studio, 1800 E. 8th Ave.
Fee: $120 for the eight weeks.

For more information on Kids Art Camp, please call the Ybor Art Studio 242-5370.

Mangrove Marcus Adventure Camp
Mangrove Marcus Adventure Camp is a one-week environmental day camp designed for children who love the outdoors and want to learn about Florida's marine environment. Campers will snorkel, fish and explore the "wild side" of Florida. Children should bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, shoes for wading, lunch and an afternoon snack.

June 20 - 24 (ages 8 to 12)
July 18 - 22 (ages 8 to 12)
July 25 - 29 (ages 12 to 14)
Program Hours: Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Loretta Ingraham Community Center, 1611 N. Hubert Avenue
Fee: $100. Before care (7:30 a.m.) and after care (until 6 p.m.) is included in the camp fee.

For more information on Mangrove Marcus Adventure Camp, please call the Loretta Ingraham Community Center at 348-1175.

Kids Create Art Camp
Kids Create Art Camp is a one-week visual and performance art camp that will give children the opportunity to the theme of light and color as it relates to the world of art in the past and present. Campers will also explore creative movement and use a variety of media to mark art projects such as luminaries and light graffiti.
June 27 - July 1 or July 25 - 29
Hunt Community Center
4810 N. Himes Avenue

July 11 - 15 or August 8- 12
Taylor Art Studio
611 W. Indiana Street

Program Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 8-12 years old.
Fee: $85

TADA! Performing Art Camp
TADA! is a one week theater, arts and dance adventure camp. Campers will have fun using their voice, body and action to bring stories to life and create magic in motion with a large shadow screen as well as learn some new dance pieces.

Dates: July 18 - 22 or August 1 - 5
Program Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Hunt Community Center, 4810 N. Himes Avenue
Ages: 8-12 years old
Fee: $45

For more information TADA! Performing Arts Camp, please call the Hunt Community Center at 348-1172.

Camp Registration Information
A current Rec Card is required to participate in City of Tampa Parks and Recreation camps. Current Rec Card holders can register online. Not a Rec Card holder? Visit your nearest community center to purchase yours today or to register in person. Visit our web site to view the list of all our summer camps.