This year, campers can customize their summer camp adventure with our new Summer Camp Options. There are so many choices, campers have the opportunity to experience something new each week!

Finding the right camps is easy! You can:

Campers will have the BEST SUMMER EVER at the Tampa YMCA!



Camp Adventure Selector

FULL DAY CAMP EXPERIENCE

Get Ready for the BEST SUMMER EVER! Our fun-filled Day Camp Experience immerses campers in a new, exciting theme each week! With this option, campers will enjoy days full of themed camp fun like arts and crafts, swimming, games and more!

AGES:

Varies by camp

(see inside for details)

TIME:

9am-4pm

EARLY AND LATE
SUPERVISION INCLUDED!

BREAKFAST AND
LUNCH INCLUDED:

Weekly Theme

FULL DAY CAMP EXPERIENCE PLUS SPECIALTY

Looking to amp up the Summer Camp FUN? It’s easy to enhance any week with new and engaging adventures and experiences by simply choosing one of our many Day Camp with Specialty options. With this, campers will enjoy all the fun of the Day Camp Experience PLUS time throughout each day spent engaged in activities specific to their added Specialty.

Artrageous

Description: Campers discover their artistic side and let their imagination soar. Campers will create through a variety of projects that may include beading, painting, drawing and jewelry design.


Dance

Description: Campers will learn and master new dance moves while having a blast, building con dance and making new friends!


Discover Science

Description: Enjoy hands on learning with crazy, slimy and fizzing experiments that make science camp a blast!


Lights, Camera, Action

Description: Sing, dance and act your way through this week; ending with a showcase of skills in a grand finale show on Friday!


Kids in the Kitchen

Description: Learn how to cook and prepare an entire meal from start to finish. Campers will learn how to plan, prep and cook different meals each day.


Survivor Camp

Description: Based on the popular TV show, this camp will have campers competing in challenges and obstacles as a team to earn points working together building relationships and problem-solving skills while building self-confidence AND having a blast!


Camper vs. Wild

Description: Campers develop skills in this exciting, hands-on outdoor camp. Campers develop orienteering skills and learn plant and animal identification along with discovering useful camping skills including fire building, knot tying and campfire cooking


Bricks 4 Kidz (New Tampa location only)

Mad Science (New Tampa location only)

Robotics (New Tampa location only)

Description: Designed to encourage creativity, foster imagination, and make learning a truly fun-filled experience! Campers will be involved in hands on activities as well as coding and programming the Dash Robot to learn these 21st century skills. They will use critical thinking, problem solving as well as working collaboratively together


AQUATICS, SPORTS, TEEN AND GYMNASTICS CAMP

Choose one of our Specialty Day Camps – Aquatics, Sports, or Gymnastics, and your camper will spend each day learning skills and having fun specific to the Specialty chosen.

Aquatics

Aquatics Camp

Description: Do you love the water? Aquatics camp is perfect for water enthusiasts interested in experiencing a camp filled with water sports and pool games. This camp is perfect for campers looking for a fun and exciting way to cool off during the summer. Each day campers will be introduced to a new water sport and/or water game in the pool while also participating in traditional camp activities such as team building, character development, and arts and crafts. Campers must be able to pass the YMCA Swim Test to participate, which requires them to swim the length of the pool and tread water for 1 minute. Campers should bring sunscreen, swim suit and towel each day of camp.


Waterpalooza

Description: Get ready to make a splash during this wet and wild week of camp! Campers will enjoy various water activities such as water bucket relays, water balloons, water balloon toss, water tag and more. Each day campers will be introduced to a new water themed activity or game while also participating in traditional camp activities such as team building, character development, arts and crafts, and swimming. Campers will have fun all week in and out of the water. All swimming abilities are welcome. Campers should bring sunscreen, swim suit and towel each day of camp.


Swim Skills and Drills

Description: Campers will develop their competitive swimming strokes (including starts and turns) through stroke technique drills. They’ll work on proper form for the four competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butter y), while also improving endurance and enjoying fun water sports and games. Each day campers will spend time in the pool working on stroke technique while also participating in traditional camp activities such as team building, character development, and arts and crafts out of the pool. Campers must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and 25 yards of backstroke to participate. Campers should bring sunscreen, swim suit and towel each day of camp.


Synchronized Swimming

Description: This program introduces intermediate level swimmers to synchronized swimming, a sport which combines dance, tumbling and swimming. Campers must pass swim test in order to participate in camp


Sports

Y World of Sports

Description: Do you love sports? If your child loves participating in sports and/or wants to experience a variety of athletic activities; this is the camp for you! This camp is led by dynamic enthusiastic staff that enjoy sharing their love of sports with each camper. At sports camp, campers will enjoy participating in a wide array of sports including, soccer, flag football, basketball, volleyball and more. Each day campers will focus on a different sport or game while also participating in traditional camp activities such as team building, character development, arts and crafts, swimming and more.


Teens

Teen Camp

Description: You are never too old for camp. Teen Camp offers an incredible summer enrichment experience which allows campers to explore incredible activities and interact with new friends all while having fun. Campers will enhance their leadership and social skills as they organize and plan their schedule.


CLT (Campers in Leadership Training)

Description: Campers in Leadership Training provides campers with rigorous team building activities, service projects and staff shadowing which introduces campers to the skills necessary to be a leader in the real world while forging life-long relationships.


GYMNASTICS

Gymnastics Camp

Description: Campers will ip over this week-long gymnastics camp learning gymnastics skills and routines.


Gymnastics Team

Description: Top Flight Gymnastics Team Camp is for boys and girls competitive gymnastics. Must be in competitive gymnastics to participate. The camp will focus on strengthening and developing new skill as well as perfecting and polishing current abilities.


UNIQUE DESTINATIONS:YMCA CAMP CRISTINA AND FIRST TEE OF TAMPA BAY

YMCA Camp Cristina is our 65-acre outdoor center equipped with zip lines, paintball, archery, shing, and more. The First Tee of Tampa Bay is available for beginners and advanced golfers.

Rods and Reels

Description: Get hooked on fishing and learn everything from basics of fishing poles and types of fish to baiting a hook and casting a line on our very own shores of Lake Cristina.


Boots and Saddles

Description: This horse camp will provide campers a chance to learn horse and grooming basics, trail rides and arena rides at Camp Cristina.


Paintball

Description: Develop communication and teamwork as your friends compete in a safe and fun setting. This camp is sure to increase your heart rate and engage in critical thinking skills.


Kids in the Kitchen

Description: Learn how to cook and prepare an entire meal from start to finish. Campers will learn how to plan, prep and cook different meals each day.


Discover Science

Description: Enjoy hands on learning with crazy, slimy and fizzing experiments that make science camp a blast!


Artrageous

Description: Campers discover their artistic side and let their imagination soar. Campers will create through a variety of projects that may include beading, painting, drawing and jewelry design.


Lights, Camera, Action

Description: Sing, dance and act your way through this week; ending with a showcase of skills in a grand finale show on Friday!


Theme Week

Description: Campers will experience a different, exciting theme every week! Campers will be immersed in our themed-week through creative programming with enthusiastic counselors!


Camper vs. Wild

Description: Campers develop skills in this exciting, hands-on outdoor camp. Campers develop orienteering skills and learn plant and animal identification along with discovering useful camping skills including fire building, knot tying and camp fire cooking.


High Adventure

Description: Thrill seekers will love our 50-foot High Ropes Course, 40-foot Climbing Tower, Zip Line, and Giant Swing. Campers will learn basic climbing skills like knot tying. Camp Cristina’s Challenge course will test their skills within a group.


CLT (Campers in Leadership Training)

Description: Campers in Leadership Training provides campers with rigorous team building activities, service projects and staff shadowing which introduces campers to the skills necessary to be a leader in the real world while forging life-long relationships.


PRESCHOOL AND ADAPTIVE CAMP

Preschoolers enjoy themed weeks of camp with indoor and outdoor activities, arts and craft projects, interactive story time, enrichment centers and more. Adaptive Camps are designed specifically for campers with special needs. These adaptive camps will ensure fun and inclusion for all!

Preschool

Description: This camp is designed specifically for campers with special needs. These adaptive camps will ensure fun and inclusion for all!


Adaptive

Description: Spend the summer a wide variety of themed weeks with engaging activities, games, friends and FUN!


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