Summer is a time when kids feel free from the pressures of school and parents wish there was no break at all. It can be difficult finding a camp that offers recreation as well as education. We've done some research and have come up with a pretty impressive list of summer camps in the area.
Which one will best fit your child?
- American Stage Theatre Company
The Teen Summer Institute is being offered at the American Stage Theatre Company this summer. Camp starts on June 11 and is broken down into five sessions that reach early August. Professional artists are on hand to deliver one-of-a-kind instruction. The program is open to all levels of performers, from beginners to experienced. Click here for the complete schedule/price list of the Teen Summer Institute.
- Great Explorations
Camps at Great Explorations start on June 11 and run through August 17. The summer schedule is broken down into ten, weeklong camps. Age groups range from 5-11 and there is even a pre-school program http://greatexplorations.org/wwww12/pre.php. Topics covered throughout the summer include recycling, tornadoes, ancient Egypt, dinosaurs and even Dr. Seuss. Click here for a complete schedule of Great Explorations summer camps.
- Morean Arts Center
Give your kids the gift of art education this summer. The Morean Arts Center is holding programs for kids aged 5-15. Age groups are broken down into three categories and kids will learn the basics through advanced techniques. The goal at the Morean's summer camp is to get the children to connect with their artistic side and possibly decide which medium suits them the best. Click here for further information on the Morean Arts Center's summer camp.
The YMCA in St. Petersburg is hosting a slew of summer camps this year. From sports to dance, kids of all ages can find an activity that captures their interest. Click here for a full guide to the YMCA's summer camp offerings.
- Loraines Academy Inc.
Children can learn about the world of hair, skin and nails at Loraines Academy this summer. The school is offering two, weeklong courses for ages 8-13. From hair and makeup to nails and massage, the kids will get the works with this one. The camp is just $125 per week and it includes all materials and a camp t-shirt. Click here for more information on Loraines Academy's summer camp.