Can you believe that summer is coming? I LOVE summer! There are so many fun things to do with the kids and then there are also long, lazy days, vacations, events and of course SUMMER CAMP! You know that your kids are going to need a break this summer (and you will probably need one too), so be sure to look over this list to find the right summer camp or camps for your child. Many camps fill up early, so don’t wait. We will also be adding to this list as more summer camp options are given to us so check back to see if there are any new ones!
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Summer Camp Guide in #Sarasota:
Featured Summer Camps:
Summer Camps in Sarasota:
Acro Fit Gymnastics Center Summer Camps
Campers will be grouped by age and skill level. There will be specialty activities like ballet, hip-hop, age-appropriate crafts, cheerleading, tumbling clinics, ninja and more! Camps are for boys ages 4-8 and girls ages 4-11. Campers must bring a snack and packed lunch daily. Camps are half day from 9:30AM-12:30PM and full day from 9:30AM-3:30PM with extra care available. There is also a Tumble Tikes Gymnastics and Early Education camp available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from June 5th-August 11th. Get more information about Acro Fit Gymnastics Center Summer Camps here.
Beyond Dancing Summer Dance Camp
There are several weeks of dance camp to choose from at Beyond Dancing. Kids will design a show each week with a variety of props, costuming, and makeup. Camp hours are from 9AM-2PM for $175 per week. The camp sessions are:
Get more information about Beyond Dancing and the dance camps this summer here.
Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camps
There are several summer camps Bricks 4 Kidz is offering over the summer. All of their camps take place at Colonial Oaks Parks Venice Community Center. The schedule is:
Mindstrom: June 12-16 & July 31-August 4th for ages 8-14 from 1-4PM.
Movie Making: July 31-August 4th & August 7-11th for ages 7-11 from 9AM-noon.
Brick-A-Palooza: June 7-9th & July 5-7th for ages 6-12 from 9AM-noon.
City Engineers – June 7-9 & August 7-11 for ages 6-12 from 1-4PM.
Robotics and Programming: June 12-16 for ages 6-12 from 9AM-noon.
Circus Summer Camp at The Circus Arts Conservatory
There are several summer camp sessions for children ages 6-15. The cost per week is $275 and for two weeks it is $575. The hours are 9AM-3PM Monday through Friday. The sessions are as follows:
Session 1: June 12-16
Session 2: June 19-23
Session 3: June 26-30
Session 4: July 10-21
Session 5: July 10-21
Session 6: July 31- August 4
Session 7: August 7-11
Get more information about the Circus Arts Conservatory summer camp here.
Florida Studio Theatre Summer Camps
There are several camps to choose from this summer at Florida Studio Theatre. Each camp is different but the sessions are:
Little Theatre Full Session for kids ages 5-6
Little Theatre: The Plays The Thing Introduction Week for kids ages 5-6
Children’s Performing Arts Camp for kids ages 7-12
Into to Theatre for kids ages 7-12
Teen Performing Arts Camp for kids ages 12-17
Young Performers Company for kids ages 12-17
Young Performers Company WRITES for kids ages 12-17
Each session time and cost varies, so click here for more information about Florida Studio Theatre summer camps!
Jungle Gardens Summer “Zoo Camp”
Camps at Jungle Gardens are offered weekly from June 5th through August 4th with special weekly themes over the summer. These camps are ideal for children to attend for just one week or all summer! Kids ages 6 to 13 are welcome Monday through Friday 9AM-4PM. Get more information about Jungle Gardens zoo camp here.
Registration is now open for MESI CAMP this summer. There is a registration fee of $100 per child. They offer full time, part time, and drop in rates. Get more information about MESI CAMP here.
Music Compound Summer Camps
Music Compound has several camps to choose from. They break their camps into morning sessions (9AM-noon) and afternoon sessions (1PM-4PM). There are lots of fun sessions to choose from. Get the entire list of Music Compound Summer Camps here.
Mote Marine Summer Camp
There is an expanded lineup of summer camps at Mote Marine. Camps will be Monday through Friday (June 6th-August 18th). Morning camp sessions will be from 8:30AM-12:30PM and afternoon camp sessions will be from 1-5PM. Get the full list of Mote Marine summer camps, camp times, ages, and prices here.
Out-Of-Door Academy Summer Camps
There are several camp options to choose from at the Out-Of-Door Academy. The Day Camps are for kids grades k-6. It is Monday through Friday from 9AM-3PM and the cost is $185 per week (June 12-July 21st) at the Siesta Key Campus.
They also offer a “Little Explorers” summer camp (this is prepping for PK). This is $164 a week and kids must be 4 years old). This is at the Siesta Key Campus.
Also offered is a “Strings & Sight Reading Music Camp” on June 12-16th from 9AM-12PM. This is $150 for kids ages 4 and up (beginner to advance). This is also at the Siesta Key Campus.
There are also several sports camps to choose from. Get more information about The Out-Of-Door Academy and all of their summer camp programs here.
Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch – Summer Soccer Camp
There will be two weeks to choose from for this summer soccer camp: June 5th-9th and July 10th-14th). Half day is $85 and full day is $150. Cost includes a tshirt. Get more information about Premier Sports Campus and the soccor camp here.
Rosaire’s Riding Academy Summer Camp
Children ages 6 and up can enjoy riding lessons and fun. Camps are Monday through Friday from 8:30AM-4PM. It is $300 per child per week. Camp will be from June 12th through August 4th. Click here for more information about Rosaire’s Riding Academy summer camp.
Sarasota County Summer Camps
Sarasota County offers several outdoor camps throughout the summer with different themes, locations, and costs. Too many to list here so check out the entire list at the Sarasota County website here.
Sarasota YMCA Summer Camps
The Sarasota YMCA is offering loads of fun summer camps for kids! The camp sessions are:
Camp Incredible Day Camp for ages 4-14 Monday through Friday from 7:30AM-6PM.
Camp Discovery for kids ages 5-12 Monday through Friday from 7:30AM-6PM.
Kinder Camp for kids ages 3-5 Monday through Friday from 9AM-2PM.
Kidventure Camp for kids ages 6-8 Monday through Friday from 7:30AM-6PM.
Adventure Camp for kids ages 8-11 Monday through Friday from 7:30AM-6PM.
There are several sports camps and gymnastics camps to choose from as well. Get more information about the Sarasota YMCA summer camps here.
Soul Studios Dance Camp
Join Soul Studios this summer for themed dance camps. No dance experience is necessary. This is for ages 6-11, Monday through Friday 9AM-2PM. The price is $145 per week or $35 per day. Bring your own lunch but a snack will be provided. To reserve your spot there will be a $50 non-refundable deposit that is required. There will be a performance at the end of each week on Friday at 1:30PM. The camps sessions are:
June 19-June 23rd – Moana
June 26th-June 30 – Superheros
July 10-July 14 – Fashionista
July 17-July 21 – Movin’ & Groovin’
July 24-July 28 – Minions
August 7-August 11 – Hip Hop
Get more information about Soul Studios summer camp here.
State College of Florida – Kids’ Summer Spectrum
Ages 7-15 can enjoy a fun, educational summer camp at State College of Florida in Lakewood Ranch. There will be computer and technical camps offered. Get more information about State College of Florida Kids’ Summer Spectrum here.
SUP and SURF Paddleboard Beach Summer Camps
These summer camps are week long paddleboard and surf beach camps in Sarasota. They are held weekly, Monday through Friday from 8:30AM-12:30PM (extended day camps are available as well). Kids will learn about stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, ocean swimming, boogie boarding, ocean safety and more! The cost is $215 and this is for kids ages 6-14. Get more information about SUP and SURF Camps here.
Summer Sky Camp at Sky Zone Sarasota
Kids ages 6-13 can jump and do fun activities like freestyle jump, dodgeball, sky slam, foam zone and Sky Wars with organized games lead by camp counselors. Camp hours are full day: 8:30AM-4:30PM or half day: 8:30AM-12:30PM or 12:30-4:30PM. It will be $219 per week for full day kids ($150 per additional sibling) and $159 for half day kids ($100 for additional siblings). Daily pricing is $60 full day and $50 half day. Get more information about Sky Zone Summer Camp here.
Sylvan Lakewood Ranch Summer Camps
Kids can enjoy fun and learning at Sylvan Lakewood Ranch’s summer camps! There will be Robotics, Coding, Machine Makers, Engineering camp, and creative coding camp. Get the full schedule and information about registration for Sylvan Lakewood Ranch here.
Summer Camps in North Port:
GMAC Summer Camp
The North Port Parks and Recreation Division offers full day summer camp programs for kids entering first grade through 8th grade. GMAC Summer Camp meets for 10 weeks during the summer from 8:30AM to 4:30PM (extended day available). Get more information about cost and more about GMAC Summer Camp here.
North Port Art Center’s “Funtastic Art” Camp
Each week offers 10 different art projects. Kids will enjoy two (1-1/2 hour) projects a day with a lunch break (lunch is provided). Projects include tie-dye, mosaics, clay, paper-making, paper-mache and more! This is for kids ages 6-16. It will be Monday through Friday 9AM-1PM and the cost is $85 per week.
There is an additional camp program called “Interactive Art” for kids ages 6-14. The times for that are Monday through Friday 1-3PM. The cost for that is $50 a week. Get more information about each of these “Funtastic Art” camps at North Port Art Center here.
North Port Gymnastics Summer Camp
North Port Gymnastics offers day camps throughout the summer. Each camp day is from 9AM-6PM (earlier and later hours are available for additional cost). The cost is $35 per day and a full week is $160 (plus a $30 registration fee). Get more information about North Port Gymnastics Summer Camp here.
Summer Camps in Venice:
Windsong Farm Summer Camps
Windsong Farm offers several fun summer camps in Venice for kids ages 6-16 years old. You can choose from 5 days a week ($295 a week) or 3 days a week ($220 a week) from 9AM-3PM. There is a registration fee of $50. Bring your own lunch and lots of drinks. Get more information about Windsong Farm Summer Camps here.