2021 Summer Camp Guide for Clearwater, Florida

While many summer camps were affected by COVID-19 last year, plenty of Clearwater parks and community centers plan to open with fun and safe activities for your kids throughout the summer. And now is the time to register!

Check out our 2021 summer camp guide for the Clearwater area to help your kids soak up the sun, develop skills, build friendships and make memories that last a lifetime.

Please note: Visit each camp’s website for specific information and registration availability.

 

City of Clearwater Summer Camps

City parks and recreation centers across Clearwater will offer school-aged children fun and safe activities at a low cost this summer, including games, sports, crafts and weekly themes. Campers can also learn positive character traits and build new friendships under the supervision of caring adult counselors.

See what’s available at each city of Clearwater park location below, including all-new middle school sports camps at Countryside and Morningside Recreation Centers.

 

Countryside Recreation Center
2640 Sabal Springs Dr, Clearwater, FL 33761 | 727-669-1914

  • Camp Dates/Times: Sessions from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Session 1: June 1-July 9
    • Session 2: July 12-August 6
  • Ages: 
    • Summer Fun Camp (kids entering grades 1-6)
    • Middle School Sports Camp (kids entering grades 6-8)
  • Camp Fees:
    • Full summer: $700 with a recreation card; $780 without card
    • Separate sessions: $400 with a recreation card; $450 without card
  • Registration Begins: March 18 for Clearwater residents; March 19 for open registration
  • Camp Director: Lizzy Stagliano

Click here to access the Clearwater City Parks summer camp registration form.

 

Long Center
1501 N Belcher Rd., Clearwater, FL 33765 | 727-562-4905

  • Camp Dates/Times: Sessions from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Session 1: June 1-July 9
    • Session 2: July 12-August 6
  • Ages: Summer Fun Camp (kids entering grades 1-7)
  • Camp Fees:
    • Full summer: $700 with a recreation card; $780 without card
    • Separate sessions: $400 with a recreation card; $450 without card
  • Registration Begins: March 18 for Clearwater residents; March 19 for open registration
  • Camp Director: Courtney Schultz

Click here to access the Clearwater City Parks summer camp registration form.

 

Morningside Recreation Center
2400 Harn Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33764 | 727-562-4280

  • Camp Dates/Times: Sessions from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Session 1: June 1-July 9
    • Session 2: July 12-August 6
  • Ages: 
    • Summer Fun Camp (kids entering grades 1-6)
    • Middle School Sports Camp (kids entering grades 6-8)
  • Camp Fees:
    • Full summer: $700 with a recreation card; $780 without card
    • Separate sessions: $400 with a recreation card; $450 without card
  • Registration Begins: March 18 for Clearwater residents; March 19 for open registration
  • Camp Director: Macie Tripple

Click here to access the Clearwater City Parks summer camp registration form.

 

North Greenwood Recreation & Aquatic Complex
900 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755 | 727-562-4590

  • Camp Dates/Times: Sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Session 1: June 1-July 9
    • Session 2: July 12-August 6
  • Ages: Camp Chaka (kids ages 11-17)
  • Camp Fees: This is a Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County (JWB) sponsored camp, so camp fees vary by need.
  • Registration Begins: March 18 for Clearwater residents; March 19 for open registration
  • Camp Director: Johnareus Young

Click here to access the JWB summer camp registration form.

 

Ross Norton Recreation & Aquatic Complex
1426 S M.L.K. Jr Ave, Clearwater, FL 33756 | 727-562-4380

  • Camp Dates/Times: Sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Session 1: June 1-July 9
    • Session 2: July 12-August 6
  • Ages: Summer Fun Camp (kids ages 5-12)
  • Camp Fees: This is a Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County (JWB) sponsored camp, so camp fees vary by need.
  • Registration: Due to the popularity of this camp, a lottery process will be held to fill open spaces. Click here to access the Ross Norton summer camp lottery form.
    • March 15-21: Camp lottery forms can be turned in during open hours
    • March 23 & 24: Parents will be contacted
  • Camp Director: Freda Dixon

Be sure to complete the Ross Norton summer camp lottery form, and click here to access the JWB summer camp registration form.

 

 

Other Clearwater-Area Summer Camps

There are several other Clearwater-area community centers and private camps offering interactive activities for school-aged children throughout the summer. Below are a few of our favorites.

 

Clearwater Community Sailing Center
1001 Gulf Blvd Clearwater, FL 33767 | 727-517-7776

The Clearwater Community Sailing Center allows kids to spend their summer in the fresh air and on the water with sailing, windsurfing and paddling camps for all experience levels.

  • Camp Dates: Weekly sessions from June 14 through August 6
  • Camp Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with before and aftercare available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Ages: Camp offerings vary by age for kids ages 5 to 17
  • Cost: $178-$298 per week
  • Registration: Now open for members and non-members 

Visit the Clearwater Community Sailing Center website for more information and a link to register.

 

 

Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) Summer with Winter & Hope Camp Program

249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767 | 727-441-1790 x 270

Campers can embark on a coastal learning experience at Clearwater Marine Aquarium this summer, from activities ranging from snorkeling and kayaking to visiting rescued residents, seeing marine creatures in their natural habitat, and more.

  • Camp Dates: Weekly sessions from June 7 through August 20
  • Camp Times:
    • Half-day morning camp: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • Half-day afternoon camp: 1 to 4 p.m.
    • Full day camp experience: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Ages: Grades kindergarten through 12th grade
  • Camp Fees: Varies by camp offering and description, and CMA members receive discounted rates. See 2021 CMA summer camp brochure for details.
  • Registration: Now open for members and non-members

Visit the CMA summer camp website for more information and a link to register.

 

Clearwater YMCA Summer Camp

1005 S Highland Ave, Clearwater, FL 33756 | 727-461-9622

YMCA Suncoast summer camps are designed for school-aged children to have fun, find friendships, build confidence and learn the Y values to become great role models—with different weekly themes each session. Depending on the camp program, activities range from hands-on projects and in-house field trips to swimming twice/week, sensory games, sports activities and more.

  • Camp Dates: Weekly sessions from June 14 through August 6
  • Camp Times:
    • Adventure Camp Jr./Sr.: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Camp Coast Jr.: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Camp Coast Middle/Impact Camp: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Ages: School-aged kids 5-17
  • Camp Fees: $135/week for members/$180 non-member cost (with $25/$35 non-refundable down payment at registration)
  • Registration: Now open

Visit the YMCA Suncoast Summer Camp website for more information and a link to register, and view the Summer Camp brochure for specifics on each camp offered at the Clearwater YMCA.

 

 

Dunedin Fine Art Center (DFAC) Summer Art Academy
1143 Michigan Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698 | 727-298-3322

Now in its 30th year of service, the Dunedin Fine Art Center’s Summer Art Academy will offer seven different art camps for a variety of ages, skills and themes. Art camp offerings range from drawing, painting, clay and fashion and are taught by local artists and educators across the region. Camp sizes are limited, so register today.

  • Camp Dates: Weekly sessions from June 14 through August 6
  • Camp Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with before and aftercare available
  • Ages: Camp offerings vary by age for kids 4.5 to 15
  • Camp Fees: $170-$215
  • Registration: Now open
  • Camp Director: Todd Still

Visit the DFAC summer camp website for more information, a brochure and registration links, and check out the video below to get a sneak peek of the fun.

 

 

Soul Adventures Summer Camp
129 North Belcher Road, Clearwater, FL 33765 | 727-797-1186

Skycrest Christian School offers Soul Adventures summer camps, with two camp options by ages: an Adventure Camp for children 10-15 with outdoor activities like kayaking, rock climbing, paddle boarding, biking and fishing; and a Jr. Adventure Camp for children 5-9 years old with indoor and outdoor activities, water days, field trips and more.

  • Camp Dates: May 26 through August 6
  • Camp Times:
    • Adventure Camp: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Adventure Camp: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Ages:
    • Adventure Camp: 10-15 years old
    • Adventure Camp: 5-9 years old
  • Camp Fees: 
    • Adventure Camp: $210/week + $75 excursion fee (covering all equipment rentals)
    • Adventure Camp: $168/week
  • Registration: Now open

Visit the Soul Adventures website for more information and a link to register.

 

 

Violins 4 Joy Summer Violin Camps
1189 NE Cleveland St. Clearwater, Florida 33755 | 727-285-8535

Violins 4 Joy Summer Camps offers school-aged children of all musical abilities to grow as musicians and leaders in their community. Campers will be taught by experienced violinists and instructors, as well as perform as a soloist or part of a group.

  • Camp Dates:
    • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced: One week only from June 7-11
    • Electric Violin and Violin Ministry: Monday-Friday
  • Camp Times:
    • Beginner: 1 to 4 p.m.
    • Intermediate: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Advanced: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., with afternoon and evening performances (TBD)
  • Ages: Kids ages 5-14
  • Camp Fees: $100-$225 per week, depending on experience level
  • Registration: Now open

Visit the Violins 4 Joy Summer Camp website for more information and a link to register.

 

Keeping the Kids at Home This Summer?

Summertime across the Tampa Bay area is known for its long, hot summer days—especially in the months of July and August in Clearwater, with temperatures averaging 90°F.

If you plan to keep your kids at home this summer, it’s important to ensure they aren’t just occupied, but comfortable in your house, too.

Schedule an HVAC inspection and tune-up today with your Clearwater air conditioning professionals at Air Care, who can help your AC system run efficiently and your home stay cool, just in time for the warm summer months.

 

“I love this company! I have been a customer for years! Air Care consistently delivers a high quality of AC repairs that are always efficient and effective. Of all the times that I have used them for repairs and maintenance, I have never had a bad experience with Air Care.” – William F. of Clearwater, Florida

 

Contact Air Care today.

 

 

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