Summer Camp 2021
Annual Rec(reation) Cards
A current Rec Card is required to participate in all summer camp activities. Those with active WebTrac accounts, may purchase and/or renew their Rec Cards online.
Note that teens 13 to 19 years of age qualify for a free Rec Card (Teen Pass). You must visit one of our facilities to acquire this pass, it can't be done online.
Summer Camp Financial Assistance
We offer financial assistance to participants 17 and younger who are city residents and qualify financially. Online Applications will be available beginning in March 15. Applications will only be accepted by submitting the online form. Need instructions?
Financial assistance may be awarded to City of Tampa residents who apply and provide a letter of verification for any state or federal assistance* received for each child, two current proofs of residency, and legal proof of guardianship for each child via one of the following documents only: birth certificate, foster parent letter, or Power of Attorney. Notarized letters for guardianship are not accepted.
*Free or Reduced Lunch letters are no longer accepted as proof of assistance.
R.E.C. vs. Specialty Camps
We offer two types of camps during the summer season. Recreate, Educate, and Create (R.E.C.) is our traditional summer camp, while we also have a variety of specialty. What's the difference between our R.E.C. and specialty camps?
R.E.C. Camp (a.k.a. Traditional Camp)
Time Frame: approximately 10-week period (June 1 to August 9), Full Day Camp
Price per Participant: $80 for the time frame above.
Description: Each year a Parks and Recreation committee decides a traditional summer camp theme. They put together activities, crafts, games, etc. to go along with the year's theme. There will not be field trips this summer; however, we have lots of activities planned safely on-site for all participants to enjoy.
Time Frame: 3 days up to 2 weeks Half Day and Full Day Camp
Price per Participant: $40 - $200 for the time frame above
Description: Specialty Camps are really just that. For the designated time frame they cover a specialized category, such as Fine Arts, Sports, and Aquatics related themes.
Online and Lottery Registration
We will be offering a variety of camps during the summer in a safe, yet fun, manner. For safety reasons, all summer camp registration periods are online only.
R.E.C. Camps will be available to City of Tampa Residents only. Those interested will have a short period to register into a lottery for their desired camp location. Lottery registration will begin on Sunday, April 11.
Participants randomly selected through the lottery spin will be notified within 24 hours. Families who did not get into their desired camp location, may try for another lottery registration. There will not be in-person registration or regular registration for R.E.C. Camps. All R.E.C. camp locations will have participants selected through the lottery system.
Specialty Camps will be open to City of Tampa Residents and Non-Residents. A regular registration period will begin on Monday, April 5 at 6pm and will be on the first-come, first-served basis.
Lottery Registration Periods
The lottery registration periods have ended. Check our online registration page to see if there are any spots available.
Still have questions? Our Summer Hotline will be available to assist you beginning Monday, March 15.