Pensacola Magazine

Pensacola’s Complete Summer Camp Guide 2018

School’s out for summer! This is the best possible news for kids, but a bit of a conundrum for parents. While summer is a great time for open-ended play and relaxed, lazy days, kids also need to stay challenged and have social interactions during the summer months and parents need a safe, engaging and fun place to send their kids during the workday. Enter our annual guide to summer camps in Pensacola. We’ve picked the best of the best opportunities—from adventure and active camps to art, music, theatre, science and more. You’re sure to find a number of interesting options—the hard part will be choosing between them!


Ballet Pensacola

Dates: June 4-7; June 11-14; June 18-21; Aug. 6-9

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 7)


Ballet Pensacola is offering a summer children’s program with two sessions per day with stud-dents 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: The Enchanted Toy Shop Camp, Cinderella Camp, Angelina Ballerina Camp, and Sleeping Beauty Camp. Classes are Monday through Thursday. 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.

PMA Summer Art Camps 2018 

Dates: July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27; July 30-August 4

Times: 9 am – 3 pm

Ages: 5-9 (PMA Art Studio), 10-14 (Voices of Pensacola)

Where: 407 S Jefferson St

Cost: $165 for PMA family Members and above / $195 non -members

PMA Summer Art Camps include a variety of genres for every age. This year’s camp themes include A Week of Warhol, E(art)h Art, Peruvian Art and Artists and Pushing Proportions. Artists can attend one week of camp or all four weeks of camp. Artists will need to bring clothes to get messy in, lunch, water, and a light jacket. Aftercare option available from 3 pm – 5 pm

Pensacola Little Theatre

Dates: June 4-August 3

Times: 9 am- 1 pm, 2 pm – 4 pm

Early drop-off and late pick-up options available (additional cost).

Ages: Footlights, 5-9; Summer Stars, 10-16; Improvaganza, 12-16

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

Cost: Varies by class, $350-$450


Pensacola Little Theatre’s Education Department has a selection of summer camps lined up this year including Footlights Theatre Camp for ages 5-9, Summer Stars for ages 10-16, and Improvaganza! Improv Camp for ages 12-16. Students can learn the fundamentals of acting or star in a full-length play. 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 16-20 for Youth Camp; July 30-August 3 for Teen Camp

Times: 9 am – 2 pm for ages 8 – 12  and 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 16 and August 3, campers will star in a final performance for parents and friends. The Youth camp will perform Romeo and Juliet, and the Teen camp will perform Operetta Favorites. Campers are asked to bring a lunch each day. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Pensacola Children’s Chorus Summer Festival

Dates: July 30 – August 3

Times: 9 am – 4 pm

Ages: 3rd– 8th grade

Where: Pensacola Children’s Chorus, 46 E. Chase Street, Pensacola FL 32502

Cost: $185


Young performers interested in having fun while developing vocal skills will spend an exciting week at Pensacola Children’s Chorus. Singers will participate in dynamic music classes while they explore performance skills in age-appropriate vocal artistry, engaging and game-based sight singing, creative and hands-on music theory, world music exploration, and movement based on music and musicianship. Participants will also have the opportunity to sing for friends, family, and community members at two Festival performances.

Pensacola Children’s Chorus Vocal Arts Intensive

Dates: July 2 – July 6 (Holiday on July 4)

Times: 9 am – 4 pm

Ages: 9th – 12th grade

Where: Pensacola Children’s Chorus, 46 E. Chase Street, Pensacola FL 32502

Cost: $185; Limited Spots Available


High school singers who are called to the performance stage or who may be considering a career in vocal music will spend an intensive week learning what makes professional performers so successful. Led by PCC’s own Hanan Tarabay, an accomplished operatic singer, and Alex Gartner, whose former students and colleagues can be seen on Broadway stages and in operatic young artist programs across the country, participants will workshop audition pieces in a masterclass setting as well as diving into the concepts of character development, self-teaching strategies, audition techniques, résumé development, and personal presentation. Space is limited to the first 15 participants.

Five Flags Dance Academy

Dates: Princess Camps, weekly June 4 – July 27; Summer Intensives June 11 – June15, June 18 – June 22

Times: Varies by session

Ages: 2 – 18

Where: 1903 E. Olive Rd.

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


Five Flags Dance Academy is offering summer sessions/intensives as well as Princess Dance Camp. Princess Dance Camp, for ages 2 to 4, 5 to 7, and 8 to 11, will commence weekly from June 4 – July 27, 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 11 to June 15 and June 18 to June 22. Featured dancing styles are jazz, lyrical, tap, ballet, contemporary, musical theater, and more. Guests from NY, Vegas, and the show Bring It. Snacks and drink are provided but dancers must bring their own lunch.

First City Arts Center “Creatisphere”

Dates: May 29 – August 10

Times: 9 am – 4 pm

Ages: 7-12

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

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


Creatisphere Summer Art Camp offers hands-on classes in pottery, drawing, sculpture, photography, glass blowing, 3D design, mixed media, painting, printmaking, textiles and more. Creatisphere takes art “out of the box,” allowing participants to explore and experiment with unique art forms that encourage creative development, critical thinking and innovation. Each week, campers work in the Ceramics and Hot Glass Studios, and visit the 1060 Art Gallery where they can observe artists working in their studios. In addition to art activities, each day includes a light session of movement, such as Yoga or outdoor games. Select weeks FCAC will partner with the Mess Hall.


National Academy Ambition & Flight Adventure Deck Summer Programs

Dates: Flight Adventure Deck Day Camp Dates: June 5-8, June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29, July 09-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-August 3

National Flight Academy Deployment Dates: May 27 – June 1, June 3-8, June 10-15, June 24-29, July 8-13, July 22-27, July 29-August 3, August 5-10

Times: Flight Adventure Deck: 9am-3pm, M-F; National Flight Academy: 6 day overnight

Ages: Flight Adventure Deck: 10-12 years old; National Flight Academy: 12-18 years old

Where: National Naval Aviation Museum, 1750 Radford Blvd, NAS Pensacola; National Flight Academy, 1 Fetterman Way, NAS Pensacola

Cost: Flight Adventure Deck Day Camp: $175/one-week session; National Flight Academy: $1,250/six-day session


Flight Adventure Deck Summer Camp: The Flight Adventure Deck Summer Camp is a camp specifically designed for rising fifth and sixth graders. Flight Adventure Deck is an aviation themed STEM Day Camp lead by certified teachers. Campers learn the fundamentals of flight and how to build and launch their own rockets & 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 beginning of the camp, students will receive a “Flight Adventure Deck” t-shirt, lanyard and Navigation Booklet. Campers are also given a ‘call sign’ and get to design their own Squadron Patch! Sessions fill quickly so reserve your spot now.

The National Flight Academy: 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.

Episcopal Day School

Dates: June 4 – July 27

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 sessions, 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 painting and sculpture, volleyball and basketball, cooking, and even a babysitter prep course for 7th and 8th graders.

Full and half day options are available for both sections of camps. Extended care will be provided from 7 am to 8:30 am and from 4 pm to 5:30 pm and is complimentary with registration.

Montessori School of Pensacola

Dates: June 4-8; June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 2-6; July 9-3; July 16-20; July 23-27; July 30- August 3

Times: Preschool camps (8-11:30, full day options available), Elementary camp times vary

Ages: 4-14

Where: MSP Campus, 1010 N. 12th Ave. (preschool camps); 4101 Montessori Dr. (elementary and tennis 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 have several exciting themes including comic book making, fairies, animals/monsters/beasts, solar system, the elements, winged creatures, and recycle/re-imagine/re-use.  Times and costs vary.  Children are asked to bring their own lunch and snack.

Pensacola MESS Hall Summer Camps

Dates: May 29-June 1, June 4-8, June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25- 29, July 2-6, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, July 30-August 3

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 Science Sampler; Inventor’s Workshop; EcoQuest; Materials Matter; Space Troopers; Water Works; Illuminating Inventions; Anatomy Academy; and Robot, Set, Code. 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.

Pensacola Cooks Kids Summer Camp

Dates: June 4-8; June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27; July 30-August 3

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

Ages: 5-14

Where: Pensacola Cooks, 3660 Barrancas Ave.

Cost: $200/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, World Traveler Chefs, “From Scratch” Baking Camp, Cave Pastry Chefs, and Personal 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.

Navarre Beach Marine Science Station

Dates: June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29;

Times: Vary depending on camps

Ages: 4-15

Where: 8638 Blue Heron Ct., Navarre, FL

Cost: $275-$300


Navarre Beach Marine Science Station will be offering an array of summer camps this summer, for all ages to engage with sea life. Themes include Underwater Discovery, Reefs and Robotics, and Paddlepalooza. 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.

Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Dates: Oceans Alive Day Camps: June 8, July 13, or July 30

Bio Blitz Day Camp: June 15, July 12, or July 31

Survivor: Dauphin Island: June 14 (FULL), July 13 (FULL), or August 1

Times: Vary depending on camps

Ages: Oceans Alive Day Camps: 5-8; Bio Blitz Day Camp: 8-10; Survivor: Dauphin Island: 10-13

Where: 101 Bienville Blvd. Dauphin Island, AL

Cost: Oceans Alive Day Camps-$35; Bio Blitz Day Camp-$50; Survivor: Dauphin Island-$50


The Discovery Hall Programs offer a variety of marine science programs for children during the summer. In addition to the popular day camps, Dauphin Island Sea lab also offers overnight camps for grades 3 through 5 and a 4 week-long summer intensive for high school students.

McClelland Tennis Academy Tennis Camps held at Montessori School of Pensacola

Dates:  June 11-15, July 9-13, August 6-10

Time: 9 am – 12 pm

Where: Montessori School of Pensacola

Cost: $175

Info: This half-day summer camp is designed to help your child stay active, progress in their tennis skills, and have fun doing it! The camp is designed to provide the greatest development of your child’s physical, mental, and technical performance levels.

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 at 5910 North W St. Pensacola, FL 32505

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).

UWF Explore Summer Camps

Dates: June 4-August 10

Times: Varies by session

Ages: 5-17

Where: UWF Main campus (11000 University Pkwy.), Historic Pensacola campus, Gulf Breeze Elementary School, UWF Fort Walton Beach campus, Pensacola Museum of Art

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 in incoming kindergarten to 12th grade.  Camps are either one or two weeks in length that encourages students to discover the world through hands-on activities. UWF Explore Camp’s many programs include LEGO Robotics, Explore Hogwarts, Marine Science, Broadway Bound and Mad Scientist.

PSC Kids College

Dates: May 29-August 10

Times: Varies by session

Ages: 6-12

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

Cost: Varies by session; $29-$158


Pensacola State College is offering specialty camp sessions, as well as summer courses you can pick and choose for children, in the 2018 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.


Play Pensacola Summer Day Camp

Dates: Weekly, May 29-August 10

Times: Camp times varies by session

Ages: Grades K-5

Where: Cobb Resource Center (601 East Mallory St.), Fricker Resource Center (900 North F St.), Gull Point Resource Center (7000 Spanish Trail), Vickrey Resource Center (2130 Summit Blvd), Woodland Heights Resource Center (111 Berkley Dr.)

Cost: Varies by session


PlayPensacola will host eleven weeks of summer camps at each of these five resource center locations: E.S. Cobb, Fricker, Gull Point, Vickrey, 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, performing arts and dance camps, British soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis and junior tennis camps. Outdoor specialty camps are located at Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center, Roger Scott Athletic Complex and Tennis Center, Malcolm Yonge Gym, and Gull Point Resource Center. Day Camps run Monday through Friday from 7 am to 6 pm, lunch and snack provided.

Waterboyz Surf, Skate and Skim Camps

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 (must be a good swimmer)

Where: Pensacola Beach and Waterboyz

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


Waterboyz is offering surf, skate and skim camps this summer. All camps offer lessons for be-ginners 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. Camps run from 9 am to noon, and will provide a snack and water.

Innerlight Surf Camp

Dates: May 29, 30, June 1; June 4, 6, 8; June 11, 13, 15; June 18, 20, 22; June 25, 27, 29; July 2, 3, 6; July 9, 10, 11; July 16, 18, 20; July 23, 25, 27; July 30, Aug 1, 3; Aug 6, 7, 8

Times: 9 am-1 pm

Ages: 8 and older

Where: Behind Crabs Restaurant on Pensacola Beach

Cost: $170 per session


Innerlight Surf Shop’s Summer Surf Camp takes place all summer long. Students will learn to surf, surfing etiquette, culture, techniques, wave knowledge, and tides and marine biology. No worries 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 board shorts or swimsuit, a towel, a lot of sunscreen, a rash guard, a snack/lunch, and something to drink.

UWF Argo Kids Adventure Camp

Dates: May 29-June 1; June 4-8; June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 2-6; July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27; July 30-August 3

Times: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Ages: Grades K-5

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

Cost: $100- $160


UWF Argo Kids Adventure Camp will be using the following themes for its summer camps this year: It’s a Bugs Life, Mission Argonauts, Into Magic Kingdom, Five Days of Summer, Every-day Heroes, Show Your Skills, Under the Sea, Wild Wild West, and Farewell to Summer. Out-door 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.

Cordova Lanes Pins and Pals Summer Camp

Dates: June 4-August 3 (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.  

Pensacola Beach Junior Lifeguards

Dates: Tryouts: June 9th; Session 1: June 18-29; Session 2: July 16-28

Times: Tryouts – 7am; Sessions – 9am-330pm

Ages: 13-15

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

Cost: $200/session


Contact: [email protected]

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 rescue 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: Varies by location

Times: – Varies by location

Ages: 5-12

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

Cost: Varies by location; all locations: one time fees of $20/registration and $50/activity.


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 all locations, a lunch and two snacks are provided; each location requires campers to bring a change of clothes. All locations: $50 activity fee and a $20 registration fee are one-time costs.  The PSC campus costs $100/week plus fees, while Milton and Century are priced at $85 per week plus fees. Each camper will receive a t-shirt.

PSC: May 29-August 10

*This camp is currently full, check with organization for cancellations.

6:30 am – 5:30 pm

Century: May 29-August 3
7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Milton: June 4 -August 10
7 am – 5:30 pm

Pensacola Yacht Club

Dates: June 4-8; June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 2-6; July 9-13; July 23-27; July 30-August 3, August 6-10

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.

Kidz Pointe Summer Camp

Dates: May 29-August 3

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 29 – August 10

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

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 $115 per week for two-year-olds, $110 per week for three-year-olds, and $105 per week for four-year-olds; camp is located at Santa Rosa Christian Learning Center. For Big YAC campers, the cost is $85 per child per week to stay until 3pm, with an additional charge to stay until 5:30 pm; camp is located at Santa Rosa Christian School.

Mojo Elite Gymnastics

Dates: Weekly camps beginning May 29

Times: Ages 3 to 4: 9 am-12 pm; Ages 5 to 13: 9 am- 3 pm

Ages: 5 and up

Where: 65 E. Olive Rd.

Cost: $75 to $100/ week


Mojo Elite Gymnastics offers summer camps focused on gymnastics, parkour, ninja warrior, daily swimming and water activities, games, crafts, weekly field trips and more. Weekly themes include outback survival, renaissance week, around the world, science week, wet and wild, animal planet, under the sea, motor city, and mojo sportz week.

First City No Bummer Summer Gymnastics

Dates: May 29 – August 10

Times: 7:30 am-6 pm

Ages: 5 and up

Where: 65 E. Olive Rd.

Cost: $145/ week


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.

Aubrey Hill Summer Riding Camp

Dates: June 4-8, June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29

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 horse riding, 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.


Camp Walkabout

Dates: (ages 8-11, seven day/six night) June 10-16, June 17-23, July 24-30, July 1-7; (ages 11-13, fourteen day/thirteen night) June 10-23, June 24-July 7; (ages 14-16, fourteen day/thirteen night) June 10-23, June 24-July 7

Ages: 8-16

Where: 171 Baylor School Rd., Chatanooga, TN

Cost: (8-11) $1,384; (12-13) $2,384; and (14-16) $2,484


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 intense 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: May 27-July 27. 1 week and 2 week sessions available

Ages: 6-16

Where: 757 County Rd. 614, Mentone, AL

Cost: $1,995 (1 week), 3, 700 (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, canoeing, 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.