Pensacola Magazine

Adventures in Summer Camp


Ballet Pensacola

Dates: June 5-8; June 12-15; Aug. 7-10

Times: 9 am – noon for 3-4 year olds/1 pm – 4 pm for 5-6 year olds

Ages: 3-6

Where: Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 S. Jefferson St.

Cost: $125/one-week, $325/three-week, $450/four-week session (non-refundable deposit of $25/session due by May 8)


Ballet Pensacola is offering a summer children’s program with two sessions per day with students grouped together according to age—there will be one session for three and four-year-olds, and another session for five and six-year-olds. Young performers will learn instruction in individual and group dances, character acting, as well as in crafts and mime work. There is a Beginning Session for students who have already completed one year of Pre-Ballet, as well as a Children’s Session for students just starting ballet. This year, students enrolled in the Children’s Session will learn dance in their choice of one of the following productions: Peter Pan, Aladdin, and Angelina Ballerina. Classes are Monday through Thursday, but sessions run from 9 am to noon for three and four-year-olds, and from 1 to 4 pm for five and six-year-olds. Students are asked to bring a healthy snack for each day, and to wear uniforms of solid black leotards, pale pink-footed tights, as well as full-soled, pink ballet slippers.

First City Arts Center “Creatisphere”

Dates: May 29 – August 4

Times: 9 am – 4 pm

Ages: 7-14

Where: First City Arts Center, 1060 N. Guillemard St.

Cost: $240/nonmember session, $200/member session


First City Arts Center has expanded its Creatisphere summer art program for children and now offers week-long sessions for students who are grouped by age—one session for ages 7 to 10, and another for ages 11 to 14. Children will learn about pottery, sculpture, photography, glassblowing, fashion design, bookmaking, 3-D mixed media, painting, mural arts, and drawing, as well as other creative outlets. Creatisphere is open to students of all skill levels and encourages children to make art that’s “out of the box” in order to promote creative development, critical thinking and innovation. To showcase what the children have learned, Creatisphere will end with an art party and student art show, which parents and friends are invited to attend. Supply and material costs are included with the price of each session, but students are responsible for bringing snacks and lunch each day.

Pensacola Little Theatre

Dates: June 5 – July 28

Times: Varies by session

Ages: 6-17

Where: Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 S. Jefferson St.

Cost: Varies by session from $150 to $250


Pensacola Little Theatre’s Education Department has a selection of summer camps lined up this year including Lights, Camera, Action!, Bravo!, Break a Leg!, and Summer Stars. Students can learn the fundamentals of film acting, or star in a full-length play. Young actors will also learn how to design props, sets and costumes, as well as other backstage duties, and how to perform singing and dancing numbers. Students learn through hands-on experiences in a non-competitive atmosphere – the primary purpose of which is to help our local youth by providing the opportunity to develop, practice and hone the skills needed in all aspects of the theatre arts and theatrical production.

Pensacola Opera Camp

Dates: July 11-15 for Youth Camp; July 25-29 for Teen Camp

Times: 9 am – 2 pm for ages 8 – 12/9 am – 4 pm for ages 13-17

Ages: 8-17

Where: Pensacola Opera, 75 S. Tarragona St.

Cost: $150 for ages 8-12, $175 for ages 13-17


Each year Pensacola Opera holds summer Opera Camps in which sessions focus on vocal and dramatic coaching, audition techniques, as well as set and costume design. At the end of each session, which will be on July 15 and July 29, campers will star in a final performance for parents and friends. The Youth camp will perform Man of La Mancha, and the Teen camp will perform Madama Butterfly. Campers are asked to bring a lunch each day. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Pensacola Museum of Art

Dates: May 30 – August 4

Times: 8 am – 5 pm

Ages: 5-9 (Mini Masters), 10-13 (Junior Artists)

Where: Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St.

Cost: $200/member session, $250/nonmember session

Individual Class- one class per week $120/member, $175/nonmember


Pensacola Museum of Art is offering up to 10 weeks of creative fun in its annual Summer Art Camp in which students are shown a variety of mediums with which to create unique works of art. Some of the camp themes include Dreams and Surrealist Art, African Art and Culture, Mixing Media, Making Mad Machines, Printmaking, Creation Space, Mad Science, Great Art, Women in Art, Making Music, and Puppets, Costumes, and Creativity. Have your children dressed in clothing they can get messy, and make sure they wear closed-toe shoes for safety.

Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Company

Dates: June 19 – 23

Times: 9 am – 4:30 pm

Ages: 9-17

Where: 1010 N 12th Ave.

Cost: $300


It’s a mystery of Shakespearean proportions as this year’s campers create a whodunit from the ground up using Shakespearean characters, plots, intrigue, dialogue, and combat. Each camper will get to choose a Shakespearean character to play, agree on a Shakespearean murder victim, and help write and perform an original play using Shakespearean themes. Campers will learn about the plays, acting, and stage combat in this week-long experience that culminates in a live performance. SETSCO will provide everything except underwear, shoes, and lunch.

Pensacola Children’s Chorus

Dates: June 26 – July 1

Times: 9 – 5

Ages: 4th – 7th grade

Where: Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, 75 Fairpoint Dr.

Cost: $200


Join Pensacola Children’s Chorus for an exciting and fun-filled week-long summer music and theater workshop. Campers will have a week of masterclasses from experienced instructors in dance, drama, music, and stagecraft, and at the end of the week will perform a play they’ve taken from page to stage on June 30 and July 1 at 7:30 pm. The ticket sales will benefit Encore, The Pensacola Children’s Chorus Alumni Association.

Five Flags Dance Academy

Dates: June 5 – July 21

Times: Varies by session

Ages: 2 – 18

Where: 1903 E. Olive Rd.

Cost: $150/week (intensive); $125/week (Princess/Diva)


Five Flags Dance Academy is offering summer sessions/intensives as well as Princess and Diva Dance Camp. Princess and Diva Dance Camp, for ages 2 to 4, 5 to 7, and 8 to 11, will commence weekly from June 5 – July 17, from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday and 8 am to 12 pm Friday. Snacks and lunch will be provided, and students are asked to wear comfortable clothes. For experienced dancers, intensive sessions will be offered 8 am to 5 pm from June 19 to June 23 and June 26 to June 30. Featured dancing styles are  jazz, lyrical, tap, ballet, contemporary, musical theater, and more. Snacks and drink are provided but dancers must bring their own lunch.


Montessori School of Pensacola

Dates: June 5-9; June 12-16; June 19-23; June 26-30; July 3-7; July 10-14; July 17-21; July 24-28; July 31- August 4

Times: Preschooler camps vary; 8 am to 3:30 pm (elementary)

Ages: 4-13

Where: MSP Campus, 1010 N. 12th Ave. (preschool camps); 4101 Montessori Dr. (elementary camps)

Cost: Preschool camps vary based on times; $285 per camp


Montessori School of Pensacola has two summer camp sessions lined up this year—one camp for preschoolers between the ages of 4 to 6, and the other for children between the ages of 7 to 13. In addition to recreational summer fun outdoors, preschoolers will learn about different world cultures, theatre terms and production, jewelry-making, cooking safely and hygienically, science experiments and discoveries, music styles and instruments, as well as different artistic styles and mediums. Drop off is as early as 7 am and pick up is as late as 5:30 pm. Elementary-level students will have the option of three different art camps. Under the Sea Art Camp will involve combining all things nautical with methods such as sculpting, oil painting, printmaking, and bookmaking. EXTREME Art Camp is for the more serious artists, focusing on alternative creative processes that get your children’s bodies moving at the same time. Myths and Magic Art Camp is for your Harry Potter lovers, and includes activities such as bookmaking, sculpting, painting, and printing focused on the fantastic. Each art camp runs from 8 am to 3:30 pm. Children are asked to bring their own lunch and snack.

Episcopal Day School

Dates: June 5 – July 21

Times: Full and half day options available

Ages: 2-13

Where: The Hilton-Green Campus, 601 N. Palafox St. (rising kindergarten and under); South Campus, 223 N. Palafox St. (rising 1st through 8th)

Cost: $195/one-week session; $125/half-day one week session


Episcopal Day School is planning for eight weeks of summer fun with its annual summer camp session, stretching Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. For rising PreK-2 through Kindergarten students, all camps will explore the seven continents through food, music, art, language, and stories.  Rising 1st through 8th graders will have the opportunity to pick a morning and afternoon session to complete their schedule.  Options will vary each week, and many camps will have a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) emphasis.  Classes will include crochet, a study of Gulf Coast shells, stop motion animation, futsal fundamentals, Irish dance, World of Wizardry, themed reading camps, world religions, music making and much more. Students should bring a snack, drink and lunch each day. Although supplies are covered by the camp fee, additional items may be needed for certain activities, such as goggles and coats for the science-themed camps. Full and half day options are available for both sections of camps. Morning and after care is provided from 7 am to 8:30 am and from 4 pm to 5:30 pm. The morning and after care is complimentary with registration.

Pensacola MESS Hall Summer Camps

Dates: May 30-June 1, June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26- June 30, July 5-7, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4

Times: Morning sessions 9 am-noon/afternoon sessions 1 pm-4 pm

Ages: Grades 1-3, 4-6, and 7-9

Where: Pensacola MESS Hall, 116 N. Tarragona St.

Cost: $100/member session, $125/nonmember session


This summer, the camps offered at Pensacola MESS Hall focus on building math, engineering and science skills, and students are organized according to grade levels. Themes at MESS Hall include Tinker – Explore – Create Studio; Inventor’s Workshop; Electricity/Wire It Up!; Space Explorers; Pirates! Ahoy!; Rockin’ Out; Materials Matter; Toys/Games Unplugged; Maker Studio; Robot, Set, Code; and Engineer the Story. Students will learn about the basic elements of architecture, anatomy, DNA, sailing and LEGO robotics, as well as space, earth and ocean sciences. Camp days are half-days with either morning sessions from 9 am to noon, or afternoon sessions from 1 pm to 4 pm. Students should bring snacks for all sessions.

PSC Kids College

Dates: May 30 – June 28

Times: Varies by session

Ages: 6-12

Where: PSC Main Campus, 1000 College Blvd., Bldg. 96

Cost: Varies by session; $58 per course


Pensacola State College is offering specialty camp sessions, as well as summer courses you can pick and choose for children, in the 2017 PSC Kids’ College Summer Program. The options for enrollment are practically endless and parents have the choice to register children for individual courses, or week-long sessions that run daily from 8 am to 4:45 pm. A few of the themes for Kids’ College courses include sports, book clubs, jewelry making, learning about local and foreign cultures, computers, photography, movie making, newspaper reporting, zoology, art, ecosystems and so much more. Students must bring or purchase a lunch, and lunches are available for purchase at the on-campus Subway restaurant, for each full day of classes. Students are also encouraged to bring snacks and water, too. For a successful first day at PSC Kids’ College, make sure your child wears comfortable clothing and give your child a written list of their classes.

UWF Explore Summer Camps

Dates: June 5-9; June 12-16; June 19-23; June 26-30; July 10-14; July 17-21; July 24-28; July 31-August 4

Times: Varies by session

Ages: 5-17

Where: UWF Main campus (11000 University Pkwy.), Historic Pensacola campus, Gulf Breeze Elementary School, Arcadia Mill

Cost: Varies by session from $125 to $360


UWF Explore Summer Camps will be offering STEM, language and writing, art, and social studies camps for campers between ages 5-17. Kindergarteners will have their own summer camp in which they will become ocean explorers, dinosaur experts, and adventurers who journey through the galaxy. Each STEM camp is a week-long session that encourages students to discover the world of science, technology, engineering, and math through hands-on activities. Art and writing camps will teach students how to express themselves in new, creative ways. Social studies camps will teach students about archeology and local history, and will include trips to the Arcadia Mill in Milton.

National Academy Ambition & Flight Adventure Deck Summer Programs

Dates: June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4 (Flight Adventure Deck); June 25-30, July 2-7, July 9-14, July 16-21, July 23-28, July 30-August 4, August 6-11 (National Flight Academy)

Times: National Flight Academy – 6 day overnight; Flight Adventure Deck – 9 am-1 pm

Ages: 10-12 (Flight Adventure Deck), 12-18 (National Flight Academy)

Where: NAS Pensacola, 1 Fetterman Way

Cost: $165/one-week session for Flight Adventure Deck, $1,250/six-day session for National Flight Academy


The National Flight Academy and Flight Adventure Deck Summer Camp are now launching programs for summer enrollment. The Flight Adventure Deck Summer Camp is open to rising fifth and sixth graders, who will learn how to launch their own rockets and build gliders. Other activities include watching the Blue Angels practice, experiencing Giant Screen Theater films, or using the museum’s exciting flight simulators during a week-long session. At the conclusion of the camp, students will receive their own “Flight Adventure Deck” t-shirt. The National Flight Academy focuses on building science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills, along with critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills. Rising seventh through twelve graders participating in the National Flight Academy’s program live aboard a multi-story facility, AMBITION CVT-11, the world’s only virtual land-locked aircraft carrier for six days. Participants eat on the mess deck, sleep in staterooms and plan missions with their squadrons in an immersive, theme-park like environment to provide a “best-in-the-world” learning environment.

Pensacola Cooks Kids Summer Camp

Dates: June 5-9; June 12-16; June 19-30; June 26-30; July 10-14; July 17-21; July 24-28; July 24-August 4

Times: ages 5-9/9 am – noon; ages 10-14/1 pm – 4 pm

Ages: 5-14

Where: Pensacola Cooks, 3660 Barrancas Ave.

Cost: $175/one-week session

Info: [email protected]

Pensacola Cooks is having its annual Youth Summer Cooking Camp starting in June. This year, the weekly themes range from Gardener Chefs, Global Breakfast Chefs, “From Scratch” Basic Baking Camp, Cave Dweller Chefs, and Jr. Master Chefs. Students will get to create dishes from cooking shows and from countries around the world. Students are asked to wear closed toed shoes and pull any long hair back in a ponytail. Food and drinks are included in class fee.

Pensacola Yacht Club

Dates: June 5-9; June 12-16; June 19-23; June 26-30; July 3-7; July 10-14; July 17-21; July 24-28; July 31-August 4; August 7-11

Times: 9 am – 3:30 pm

Ages: 6-17

Where: 1897 Cypress St.

Cost: $250 members/ $295 non-members


Pensacola Yacht Club is having its annual summer sailing program stating in June. Students will learn to sail with confidence. All sessions offer lessons for beginner to advanced students. Students will learn boat rigging, boat handling, basic knots, sailing fundamentals, sportsmanship, and boat responsibility. Students are asked to bring a personal floatation device, safety whistle, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, dry change of clothes, clothes to get wet in, closed toed shoes, water bottle, sack lunch, and snack; there is also the option to pay $35/week and PYC will supply lunch.

LearningRx Brain Camp: A Smarter Camp Experience

Dates: June 12-16; June 26-29; July 10-14; July 24-29

Time: 9 am-2 pm (Mon. – Fri.)

Ages: 8-12

Where: Jubilee Academy, 5910 North “W” St.

Cost: $325, includes breakfast & lunch


LearningRx Brain Camp has four camp sessions lined up this year that will create an engaging environment in which your child can discover tools for thriving in school and life. A cognitive enrichment program for children, Brain Camp exposes kids to fun activities that work on core brain skills, including memory, attention, and logic. Brain Camp also teaches kids how to solve problems, set S.M.A.R.T. goals, harness the power of a great attitude, and use cool tricks to memorize things easily (for example, the first 20 elements of the periodic table). LearningRx, is a pioneer and a leader in cognitive training with about 80 training centers across the nation.

Navarre Beach Marine Science Station

Dates: June 12-16; June 19-23; June 26-30; July 24-28; July 31-August 4

Times: Vary depending on camps

Ages: 4-15

Where: 8638 Blue Heron Ct., Navarre, FL

Cost: $150 (Turtle Tots); $275 (Dolphin Discovery); $300 (Paddle Palooza); $350 (Guy Harvey Fishing Camp);


Navarre Beach Marine Science Station will be offering an array of summer camps this summer, for all ages to engage with sea life. 4 to 5-year-olds can enjoy the Turtle Tots day camp from 8 – 11 am and learn all about life as a sea turtle. Dolphin Discovery, for children entering 3rd through 8th grade, includes a dolphin cruise and lessons on echolocation. Paddle Palooza, for children entering 3rd to 5th grade, teaches campers how to surf, kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddle board. Participants of this camp must pass a swimming test. Campers ages 9 to 14 will get their own fishing pole at the Guy Harvey Fishing Camp, where they’ll go on a deep sea expedition and learn about fish conservation and biology. Your child will need to bring sunscreen, a snack/lunch (depending on camp time), water bottle/drink, shoes that can be worn in the water, beach towel and a change of clothes.


Kidz Pointe Summer Camp

Dates: May 30-August 4

Times: 7:30 am-3 pm

Ages: 4-12

Where: Marcus Pointe Christian School, 6205 North “W” St.

Cost: $125/week, plus activity fees are $85 for 4-5 year olds and $135 for 6-12 year olds


Elementary school-aged children will have a blast at Kidz Pointe. This camp features field trips to the Gulf Coast Explorium, Chuck E. Cheese, NAS Museum, and Sam’s Fun City, as well as activities and games. Weekly camp themes include Water Water Everywhere, Aargh Matey, The Final Frontier, Nerd Explosion, Superheroes, Happy Birthday America, Under the Big Top, Animal Antics, and Vacation Bible School. A snack and lunch are provided.

YAC Summer Day Camp

Dates: May 30 – August 18

Times: 6 am (6:30 for Big YAC) – 5:30 pm

Ages: 2-4 (Little YAC), 5-10 (Big YAC)

Where: Santa Rosa Christian Learning Center; Santa Rosa Christian School

Cost: Varies by age


Your child will have a blast at YAC Summer Day Camp. Activities include field trips, swimming, arts and crafts, Bible study, inflatables, wading pools, and much more. Two snacks and a lunch are included. Weekly rates for the Little YAC campers are $105 per week for two-year-olds, $100 per week for three-year-olds, and $95 per week for four-year-olds; camp is located at Santa Rosa Christian Learning Center. For Big YAC campers, the cost is $70 per child per week to stay until 3 pm, with an additional $20 charge to stay until 5:30 pm; camp is located at Santa Rosa Christina School.

First City No Bummer Summer Gymnastics

Dates: May 30 – August 4

Times: 7:30 am-6 pm

Ages: 5 and up

Where: 65 E. Olive Rd.

Cost: $140/ week or $35/day


First City’s No Bummer Summer Gymnastics Camp will have an obstacle course, gymnastics, arts and crafts, trampolines, games and contests, and field trips. Camp runs weekly, but will be closed the week of July 4. Campers will get a free t-shirt upon registration, and can bring their own lunch, snack and drink, or will have the option to buy these at the gym’s snack bar. They’re asked to wear comfortable clothes, without any zippers, buttons, or snaps. If you register your child before May 12, the cost per week will drop from $140 to $98!

Junior Lifeguards

Dates: Tryouts – June 3, July 1; Sessions – June 12-23, July 10-21

Times: Tryouts – 7 am; Sessions – 9 am-3:30 pm

Ages: 13-15

Where: Quietwater Beach Pavilions next to Key Sailing, Pensacola Beach

Cost: $200/session


Find out what it takes to become a Guardian of the Gulf in the Junior Lifeguards program on Pensacola Beach. This camp promotes physical fitness, training in beach safety, and education on the historical, ecological, and economic significance of Pensacola Beach. Campers will get fire rescure and emergency medical training, as well as daily physical conditioning. The cost of camp does not include materials, which is a suit for boys or a suit and pair of cover-up shorts for girls. Campers bring their own lunch and snack to eat on the boardwalk, but will have access to a microwave and refrigerator.

Camp Fire WILD and Wise Nature Day Camp

Dates: May 30 – August 11 (varies by session)

Times: 7 am (6:45 at PSC campus) – 5:30 pm

Ages: 5-12

Where: Pensacola State College Child Development Center, Century Youth Learning Center, Milton Clubhouse

Cost: Varies by session


At Camp Fire, campers will learn how to interact with nature and wildlife while having a blast. Camp activities include archery, swimming, hikes, and more outdoor adventure, as well as skits, movies, music, field trips, and games. At the Milton and PSC campuses, a lunch and two snacks are provided, but at the Century campus campers must bring their own lunch; each location requires campers to bring a change of clothes. The PSC campus costs $100/week plus fees, while Milton and Century are priced at $85 plus fees. Each camper will receive a t-shirt.

Aubrey Hill Summer Riding Camp

Dates: June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30 (advanced riders only)

Times: 9 am – 2 pm

Ages: 6 – 13

Where: 2729 Ten Mile Rd., Pace, FL

Cost: $300/week


Aubrey Hill Summer Riding Camp is for beginner and intermediate riders, still learning how to hold their own on a horse. There will be arts and crafts in between learning to ride and instruction on horse care. Campers must wear jeans or riding pants and a t-shirt (no tank tops) for horseriding, and have their hair pulled back. Tennis shoes or paddock boots are required at all times, no sandals allowed. Campers must bring their own lunch and drink.

PlayPensacola Summer Day Camp

Dates: May 25 – August 9

Times: Camp times varies by session

Ages: 6-14

Where: Cobb Resource Center (601 East Mallory St.), Fricker Resource Center (900 North F St.), Gull Point Resource Center (7000 Spanish Trail), Woodland Heights Resource Center (111 Berkley Dr.)

Cost: Varies by session


PlayPensacola will host nine weeks of summer camps at each of these four resource center locations: E.S. Cobb, Fricker, Gull Point, and Woodland Heights. Field trips, swimming, arts and crafts, plus games and sports are just a few of the activities students can enjoy this summer with PlayPensacola summer camps. PlayPensacola is also offering specialty camps this year, which will include beginning and advanced fishing camps, as well as SUP, adventure, dance, teen, playground, British soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis and junior tennis camps. Outdoor specialty camps are located at Community Maritime Park, Roger Scott Athletic Complex and Tennis Center, Malcolm Yonge Gym, and Gull Point. Camps run Monday through Friday from 7 am to 6 pm, lunch and snack provided.

UWF Argo Kids Adventure Camp

Dates: May 30-June 2; June 5-9; June 12-16; June 19-23; June 26-30; July 3-7; July 10-14; July 17-July 21; July 24-28; July 31 – August 4

Times: 7:30 am – 5: 30 pm

Ages: Grades K-5

Where: UWF Campus, 11000 University Pkwy., Bldg. 72 Rm. 278

Cost: $35- $160


UWF Argo Kids Adventure Camp will be using the following themes for its summer camps this year: Out of This World, Throughout the Decades, Pirates of Florida, Wizarding Week, Olympic Week, Superhero Week, Holiday Extravaganza, Toontown Week, and Best of the Best. Outdoor time will be spent on natural trails, hiking and doing rope courses, while indoor activities will include dance, swimming and rock climbing. Safety activities will also be offered to give students instruction on knot tying and self-defense, and sports activities will allow students to play softball, kickball, tennis, and much more. Every day students should bring a backpack or gym bag with sunblock, extra clothes and shoes, swimming gear, and a water bottle labeled with your child’s name.

Northeast Pensacola’s YMCA Summer Day Camp

Dates: May 30 – August 4

Times: 9:30 am-3:30 pm/Early drop off 6 am and late pick up no later than 6 pm

Ages: 5-12

Where: Pensacola’s Northeast Branch, 3215 Langley Ave.

Cost: $60/member session, $120/nonmember session


YMCA Summer Day Camp is hosting summer camp sessions at its Northeast Pensacola location this year. Activities include arts and crafts, sports, indoor and outdoor games, swimming, skits, singing, field trips, as well as other themed sessions. In addition to offering swimming lessons for an extra $20 per session, YMCA Northeast is offering Leader in Training Programs for youths between the ages of 13 and 15. Field trip opportunities this summer for YMCA Northeast include excursions to Dreamland Skating Center, Waterville USA, Pensacola MESS Hall, Sam’s Fun City, Gulfarium Adventure Park, Bounce House Pensacola, Mobile Exploreum, and Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. Sessions will include projects, games and events built around weekly themes such as time travel, rock the vote, tropical paradise, inventor’s workshop, challenge week, and more. Campers should bring a bag packed with a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and a water bottle, as well as a lunch that does not require special heat or refrigeration.

Waterboyz Surf and Skate Camp

Dates: May 30-June 2; June 5-8; June 12-15; June 19-22; June 26-29; July 3-6; July 10-13; July 17-20; July 24-27; July 31-August 3

Times: 9 am-12 pm

Ages: 7 and up (for swim camp, must be a good swimmer)

Where: Pensacola Beach and Waterboyz

Cost: $170 per session for Surf camp/ $120 per session for Skate camp


Waterboyz is offering surf and skate camps this summer. Both camps offer lessons for beginners to advanced students. The students attending the surf camp are asked to bring sandals, sunscreen, rash guard, lunch, and a towel. The students in surf camp will learn surfing, paddle boarding, ocean awareness and safety, and wave knowledge and etiquette. In the skate camp, the students will set their own goals each week and work to achieve each trick. The students attending the skate camp are asked to bring a skateboard, and sack lunch. Both camps run from 9 am to noon, and will provide a snack and water.

Innerlight Surf Camp

Dates: May 31 – June 2; June 5, 7, 9; June 12, 14, 16; June 19, 21, 23; June 26, 28, 30; July 3, 5, 6; July 10, 12, 14; July 17, 19, 21; July 24, 26, 28; July 31, August 2, 4; August 7-9

Times: 9 am-1 pm

Ages: 8 and older

Where: Pensacola Beach

Cost: $160 per session


Innerlight Surf Shop is hosting their surf summer camp starting in June. Students will learn to surf, surfing etiquette, culture, techniques, wave knowledge, and tides and marine biology. Even if the surf is flat, the students will still have fun games and activities. Each student will receive a Surf Camp T-shirt, stickers, coupons, and other goodies. The students are asked to bring boardshorts or swimsuit, a towel, a lot of sunscreen, a rash guard, a snack/lunch, and something to drink.

Cordova Lanes Pins and Pals Summer Camp

Dates: June 5-August 4 (no camp week of July 4)

Times: 10 am-1 pm

Ages: 5-18

Where: 2111 Airport Blvd

Cost: $130 weekly – includes own bowling ball and lunch/ $90 weekly – without bowling ball


Students will begin with bowling basics and end with a greater appreciation for bowling and a comfort level that will let them enjoy bowling more – all with your very own bowling ball.  Coaches are available to help you develop a killer shot, or to just show you enough to allow you to enjoy the sport.  Lunch is provided each day. Reserve a seat early, because they fill up quickly.


Camp Walkabout

Dates: (ages 8-10, six day/five night) June 12-17, June 19-24, July 10-15, July 17-22; (ages 11-13, thirteen day/twelve night) June 12-24, July 10-22; (ages 14-16, fourteen day/thirteen night) June 11-24, July 9-22

Ages: 8-16

Where: 171 Baylor School Rd., Chatanooga, TN

Cost: (8-10) $1,145; (11-13 and 14-16) $2,295


Camp Walkabout offers an array of activities for all ages, and takes full advantage of the beautiful wilderness Tennessee offers. Younger campers ages 8 to 10, or Discoverers, will experience an introduction to the outdoors, spending one night camping and the rest in a comfy dorm. Adventurers ages 11 to 13 will be more immersed in the outdoors, splitting their camp and dorm time and learning more intsense skills such as top rope climbing and rapelling. Expeditioners ages 14 to 16 will have multi-day camping trips, including a 2-3 backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail, and will learn to belay and raft.

Riverview Camp for Girls

Dates: (1 week sessions) June 4-9, June 11-16, June 18-23, June 25-30, July 2-7, July 23-28, July 30 – August 4; (2 week session) June 11-23, June 25 – July 7, July 9-21, July 23 – August 4

Ages: 6-16

Where: 757 County Rd. 614, Mentone, AL

Cost: $1950 (1 week), 3500 (2 weeks)


Riverview is considered one of the South’s favorite summer camps for girls, and is located 45 minutes south of Chatanooga on top of Lookout Mountain. Girls ages 6 to 16 will have the opportunity for horseback riding, swimming, archery, gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, tennis, canooing, arts and crafts, drama and chorus, and much more. This camp is a great place to build lifelong friendships and chase adventure at the same time.

U.S. Space Camp and Aviation Challenge

Dates: Varies based on age

Ages: 9-18

Where: One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL

Cost: Varies based on age/session


Come experience space and the sky like never before at U.S. Space Camp and Aviation Challenge. Camp sessions are year-round, for age groups 9-11, 12-14, and 15-18. Each camp lasts for 6 days and 5 nights, and may include simulators, wilderness training, teambuilding and leadership exercises, flight combat training, and rocket building; there’s even a robotics camp for 12-15 year olds. The experience and knowledge gained at Space Camp is invaluable to any future astronauts and aviators. Visit the website for further details and to register your child for this incredible experience.