2017 Summer Camp

2017 Summer Camp Brochure This is your one-stop-shop for everything Summer Camp and a view to our Summer Camp Brochure. See all the information you need for this year's Tampa Parks and Recreation Summer Camps! Still can't find an answer to your question? Call our Summer Camp Hotline (813) 274-3345.

Registration Dates

Registration Update - The following R.E.C. Camps are full (no enrollments or waitlist available): Benito, Davis Islands, Desoto, Forest Hills, Friendship, Hunt, Kate Jackson (including TLC), Loretta Ingraham (including TLC), and Port Tampa.

Registration periods begin February 27, 2017. Check out the schedule for a full list of all registration periods. Need reminders? We will be posting reminders on social media, so make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

We are offering free (no Rec Card required) access to our computer labs for online only registration dates at select locations. View the list of sites for more information. Please note that staff may only provide limited assistance.

Mobile WebTracNew for this year, you can register for our program through our mobile site. This will make it easier for users who will be registering on their smart phones or tablets, as the site will now adjust accordingly to the device's screen.

Additionally, we want you to have a positive registration experience and to make the most of what we have to offer. That's why we have created a Preparing for Registration booklet. We encourage you to take a look at and become familiar with our registration process.

Summer Camp Scholarships

Financial assistance is available to participants 17 and younger who are city residents and qualify financially. These scholarships are funded by the Friends of Tampa Recreation, the Pete Burgue Scholarship Fund and other donors. The completed application and supporting documents may be submitted in person at any city recreation facility or mailed to:

Tampa Parks and Recreation
Financial Assistance Program
3402 W Columbus Dr
Tampa, FL 33607

R.E.C. vs. Specialty Camps

We offer two types of camps during the summer season. Recreate, Educate, and Create (R.E.C.) is our traditional summer camp, while we also have a variety of specialty. What the difference between our R.E.C. and specialty camps?

R.E.C. Camp (a.k.a. Traditional Camp)

Time Frame: 10-week period Full Day Camp

Price per Participant: $80 for the time frame above (some locations have field trips included and are not part of this fee). Fee includes 1 t-shirt.

Description: Each year a Parks and Recreation committee decides a traditional summer camp theme. They put together activities, crafts, games, etc. to go along with the year's theme. Most locations will go on field trips an average of once a week. Field trip locations vary by site and the majority are within the Tampa/Hillsborough County area. Unless otherwise specified, field trips are not mandatory and may cost an additional fee.

Specialty Camp

Time Frame: 3 days up to 2 weeks Half Day and Full Day Camp

Price per Participant: $40 - $200 for the time frame above

Description: Specialty Camps are really just that. For the designated time frame they cover a specialized category, such as Fine Arts, Sports, and Aquatics related themes.