2011 Top Educational Summer Camps in the Tampa Bay Area

Parents in the Tampa Bay area interested in educational summer programs can find a guide of the most trusted summer camps at the Tampa Bay Parenting site . As an Educator in the area, I have put together my own list of the top 5 summer programs I have personally worked with.

MOSI Summer Science Camps

MOSI offers weekly science based camps available for children ages two – high school age that utilize the museum grounds.

Camps begin June 13 – August 12, 2011. Prices range from $15 to $1080 per week. MOSI members receive a discount. Register in person, by mail, fax, or online. For more information call 1-800-995-6674 or email [email protected] See catalog for more information.

Clearwater Camps Build Character

These camps focus on positive character traits created and planned by the city of Clearwater Parks and Recreation Department to help build positive citizenship for children entering grades 1-8.

Weekly camps begin June 13 – August 19, 2011. Cost per session: $75 Play Pass/$100 Recreation Card/$125 no card. Register by mail or in person. See website for more information.

Zoo School at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Students in grades K-12 get the opportunity to go to “Zoo School” and learn about various animals, environments, and zoo responsibilities.

Weekly camps begin June 13 – August 19, 2011. Prices range from $140 to $350 per week. Zoo pass holders receive a discount. Register online. For more information call 813-935-8552 ext. 268 or email [email protected] See catalog for more information.

Hoffman Performing Arts Center at Ruth Eckerd Hall

The Hoffman Institute offers arts and literacy based themed dramatic classes for children ages 3 to 18 years old.

Weekly camps begin the week of June 13 – August 12, 2011. Prices range from $65 to $575 per week. Register online . For more information call 727-712-2706. See catalog for more information.

Dunedin Fine Arts Center Summer Arts Camps

The Gladys Douglas School for the arts offers a variety of creative classes for children ages 4.5 to 14 years old from pottery to jewelry making.

Weekly camps begin June 13 – August 12, 2011. Prices ranges from $75 to $180 per week. Register by phone, mail or fax. For more information call 727-298-3322. See catalog for more information.

Every child has their own unique needs and interests. Choose a program that best meets the needs of both you and your child.