Summer camps will be done on a first come, first served basis during respective registration periods. Active Rec Cards are required for all enrollments.
There will be NO automatic qualifications for Financial Assistance. Anyone interested must re-apply and provide required supporting documentation. Application opens on March 1, 2023.
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?
Time Frame: approximately 10-week period (May 30 to August 9), Full Day Camp
Price per Participant: $80 for the time frame above
Description: Participants will enjoy activities, crafts, games, etc. to go along with the theme. There may be field trips and activities planned for all to enjoy. Must have turned 5 on or before 9/1/2022.
Camp Theme: Think Green... Conserve, Protect, Reduce
March 27, 2023 6pm: Residents Online Only
March 28, 2023 6pm: Residents Online and In Person
April 3, 2023 6pm: Residents and Non-Residents Online and In Person
Time Frame: 3 days up to 1 week Half Day or Full Day Camp
Price per Participant: Varies by Camp
Description: Specialty camps are really just that. Participants will spend the designated time frame enjoying an in-depth exploration of their chosen specialized activity, to include anything from Arts (Visual and Theatre), Sports, and Aquatics related themes.
March 27, 2023 6pm: Residents and Non-Residents Online
March 28, 2023 6pm: Residents and Non-Residents Online and In Person
Annual Rec 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 or call our office to acquire a new Teen Pass, it cannot be done online.
Summer Camp Financial Assistance
Financial Assistance Application
We offer financial assistance to participants 17 and younger who are city residents and qualify financially. The application for Financial Assistance opens March 1, 2023. Applications will only be accepted by submitting online. Need instructions?
Financial assistance may be awarded to City of Tampa residents who apply and provide a letter of verification for select state, federal, or county 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. Allow (3) business days to process applications and forms.
Received an award letter, paid your portion, and need funds applied? Fill out the Apply Funds Form
Still have questions? Call our Summer Hotline* at 813-274-3345.
*Summer Hotline will be active beginning March 1, 2023.