The Ultimate Outdoor Adventure

YMCA Camp Cristina is a 65-acre campus in Riverview, FL that hosts an afterschool program, group team building events, summer camp, spring break camp, family activities and more! Check out the programs, campus amenities, benefits of being a Tampa Y member and your access to YMCA Camp Cristina.


At YMCA Camp Cristina, we aim to impact the lives of all our guests by providing inclusive experiences and lifelong memories and in an environment that awakens the imagination, inspires dreams and provides a sense of achievement and belonging.


The Camp Cristina afterschool program is an amazing outdoor experience for students to develop healthy relationships and build self-confidence through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. The Camp Cristina afterschool program emphasizes the importance of learning foundational skills and social skills through challenging and fun activities.


Monday early release days:  An extra hour means extra fun! Every age group has the opportunity to experience a taste of exciting camp activities like archery, low ropes, high ropes, zip line, rock wall, swimming* and more!


Program Information:

HOURS: School dismissal until  6pm
COST: $65 per week (afterschool care INCLUDED on early dismissal days)
Grades: K-5

Learn more about our afterschool program and register here.


Transportation from:

Bevis Elementary

Boyette Springs Elementary

Dawson Elementary

FishHawk Elementary

Sessums Elementary
Summerfield Elementary

Valrico Academy


Sample schedule:

– Bus Arrival: 2pm Mondays, 3pm Tuesday – Friday
– Backyard Time: 3pm – 3:20pm (Physical activities, arts and crafts)
– Snack and Study Hall: 3:30pm – 4:20pm
– K – 1st grade Activities: 4:30pm – 5:15pm
– 2nd grade – 5th grade Choice Activities: 4:30pm – 5:15pm

*coming fall 2019

YMCA Camp Cristina summer camp is an outdoor adventure where kids learn, grow and thrive. Campers will face challenges and learn foundational and emotional skills every day and discover their confidence through new challenges. They will have the opportunity to climb the rock wall, soar the zip line, navigate the high/low ropes course, ride and care for horses and experience science and art activities. Campers will enjoy the natural setting of Camp Cristina and the retreat from technology and will become more in touch with others and nature.


Summer camp at YMCA Camp Cristina is an eclectic camp in the middle of the Riverview, FL neighborhood. Camp Cristina offers summer camp for kids ages rising first grade through rising ninth grade: “rising” is the grade your child is enrolled for the following school year. Campers will spend their days playing outdoors, swimming in the pool and forming lifelong friendships. Visit the information station to learn more about summer camp, specialty camps, what’s new, add-ons and more.

YMCA Camp Cristina offers rental opportunities for outdoor adventures and team building for all ages. Types of group events include team building experiences for: business retreats, conferences, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, corporate groups, church groups, school teams and clubs.


The Tampa Y and YMCA Camp Cristina know team building is an important part of a healthy work environment. Our staff focuses on building relationships in order to create a cohesive team. The Camp Cristina team building program pinpoints various skills, instilling trust and respect through challenges participants to rely on working together. Our staff will guide your group through activities that are challenging and fun, and ultimately bring your team goals into focus. We believe team development is a process, created and fueled by experiences. The Camp Cristina staff will help your group forge new relationships and create cohesion through activities that align with your group goals and mission.

NEW: YMCA Camp Cristina offers membership that includes unlimited access to all 13 Tampa Y locations! Going on NOW: monthly Parents’ Night Out, family activities, youth sports and Kids’ Day Out


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Click here to check out all the benefits of being a member.


COMING SOON: more programs at Camp Cristina: Swim Lessons!

YMCA Camp Cristina is an enriching experience for visitors of all ages. The 65-acre campus features:


– Swimming pool

– Challenge course: zip line, high & low ropes, rock wall

– Nature trails

– Waterfront

– Target Sports

– Horseback riding

– Playground

– Disc golf course

– Orienteering

– Basketball courts

– Multiple pavilions


*Some activities are available by season. Please contact us for more information.

The Teen Leaders Club is for teens in sixth grade or higher. Club members will learn the core values of the Y:  Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility. Then the members will put their values into action through leadership activities and retreats. The Teen Leaders Club at YMCA Camp Cristina will practice servant leadership through weekly club meetings, volunteering in the community and planning and executing events. Under the supervision of Camp Cristina staff and volunteers, teens can make the Teen Leaders Club exactly what they want it to be!


Many Teen Leaders Club participants enroll in the summer Counselor in Training program (CIT), a program that hones leadership skills alongside a seasoned counselor and working with younger children.

Get so much more with a Tampa Y membership!


Members get access to all 13 YMCA locations PLUS Camp Cristina. We now offer Parents’ Night Out and family activities. Member benefits include also include Parents’ Night Out, up to 50% on programs like summer camp, afterschool, day camps, swim lessons and more. Check out all of the benefits of being a member and join today!

Work with us at YMCA Camp Cristina! We’re always looking for individuals who share the YMCA values and enjoy working with children and family programming.


Summer camp jobs


9840 Balm Riverview Rd.
Riverview, FL 33569

(813) 677-8400



Dave Boyle, Executive Director

Meagan Springer, Director of Camping Services

Nicole Parihar, Program Director Sports, Teens & Family Programs

Kyle Francivilla, Aquatics Coordinator

Board Members

Tom Bozzuto

Andrew Davis

Andrew Learned

Additional Information