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St. Augustine Summer Camps 2019

St. Augustine Summer Camps


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Updated on March 19, 2019.

Alligator Farm Camps

When: June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, July 1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29 – Aug 2; Monday through Friday; 9 am to 4 pm.

About: This summer, send your kids to one of the several weeklong wildlife camps at the Alligator Farm! The theme of each camp varies, but each child will spend their days viewing animal presentations, shows, taking zoo tours, chatting with the zookeepers, playing games, arts and crafts, and much more! The camp themes this year include Caimans Gators and Crocs Oh My!, Rumble in the Jungle, Art Zoofari, Dragon Week, JR Zookeeper, Zooper Heros, Backyard Buddies, Fantastic Beasts and How to Save Them, and Zookeeping University. The student to teacher ratio is 12 to 1.

Alligator Farm Zoo Camps

Anastasia Watersports Camp

When: June 17-20, June 24-27, July 8-11, July 15-18, July 22-25; 9 am to 2:15 pm

About: Looking for a summer adventure for children who love the water and wildlife? Anastasia Watersports Summer Camp introduces campers to the basics of kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and sailing with a variety of native fish, birds and mammals to discover above and below the water. Hikes through the salt marsh and beach introduce campers to the amazing bio-diversity within Anastasia State Park. There are crafts, scavenger hunts, fun-filled water games and a different aquatic activity every day. Campers will learn basic paddling skills, developing a strong foundation and confidence to navigate the Salt Run waterway. Children will also develop an appreciation for the complex ecology of our oceans, estuaries and tidal marshes.

Anastasia Watersports Camp

Art Association Summer Camps

When: June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-22, June 24-28; Monday through Friday; 9 am to 12 pm

About: The St. Augustine Art Association is hosting several week-long art camps during the month of June for grades 1-6. During the camp, children will explore painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media projects inspired by master artists. The sessions are taught by certified professional artist-instructors. Each week has a different theme. This week the themes are: Dali Meets Dolly, A Tree For Me, Farm Out!, Ooh-La-Lautrec. At the end of summer, the Association will set up a Summer Art Camp Exhibit in the main gallery.

www.staaa.org/learn/workshops/classes

Bo Clark Basketball Summer Camp

When: July 8-12, July 15-19; Monday through Friday; 9 am to 12 pm

About: Bo Clark, the former head coach of the Flagler College’s Men’s Basketball Program, is hosting two weeks of Basketball Day Camp. The clinic is designed to improve basketball skills such as points in shooting, ball handling, passing, defense, and game play. Camp includes a free camp t-shirt. The program is intended for boys and girls ages 5 to 16 years.

boclarkbasketballcamps.myonlinecamp.com

Cultural Center Camps at Ponte Vedra Beach

When: 

  • Mini Creators, ages 4-5 years; weekly, June 3 – Aug 9; 9 am to 12:30 pm
  • Youth Arts Camp, ages 6-8 years; weekly, June 3 – Aug 9; 9 am to 2 pm
  • Arts Academy, ages 9+; weekly, June 3 – Aug 9; 9 am to 2 pm
  • Theatre Camp at the Alhambra, ages 9-12; June 17-28; 9 am to 2 pm
  • Theatre Camp at the Alhambra, ages 13-16; July 8-19, 9 am to 2 pm

Where: The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach

About: The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is hosting multiple camps this summer and each is designed with different ages and artistic levels in mind. There are two theater camps for older children and three art-based camps for younger children. Each camp emphasizes education and leads children through a variety of art mediums.

ccpvb.org/arts-programs/youth-arts-camps-workshops

Fort Matanzas and Castillo de San Marcos: Hands-On History & Nature Camps

When: Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm

  • June 3-7: Fort Matanzas
  • June 10-14: Fort Matanzas
  • June 17-21: Castillo de San Marcos
  • June 24-28: Castillo de San Marcos

About: Is your child interested in learning about the history and nature around them? Fort Matanzas and the Castillo de San Marcos are each hosting camps where the main focus will be hands-on history lessons and learning about nature. The camp will cover topics such as archaeology, Native Americans, nature, Spanish exploration, colonial Florida, and Spanish military. Campers can also expect activities based around pottery, leatherwork, textiles and more! Registration opens on April 1, 2019.

For more information and to register, call (904) 829-6506 ext. 227.

GTM Research Reserve Camp

When: June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28; Monday through Friday; 8 am to 5 pm

About: Children will investigate the ins and outs of the ever-changing habitats and experience the rich biodiversity within. Additionally, children will partake in scientific monitoring and stewardship activities very similar to the programs GTM biologists conduct on site. Campers can choose from three camps: Estuary Week, Forest Week, Ocean Week, and Conservation Camp for ages 13-15.

Jacksonville Jaguars Summer Camp

When: St. Augustine session is June 8, from 7:30 am to 12 pm at the St. Augustine High School: , 3205 Varella Ave, St Augustine, FL 32084

About: Join Marcus Pollard, a host of expert coaches, and Jaguars alumni for a day of summer camp – Jaguars style! Children will spend time on football fundamentals, speed and agility training USA Football Heads Up Shoulder Tackling Certification. Registration includes: reversible jersey, Jaguars dry fit t shirt, Jaguars arm sleeve, draw string backpack, group photo with alumni players.

jaguars.com/summercamp

Lighthouse Summer Camps

Grades K-4th

When: June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28; Monday through Friday; 9 am to 1 pm (care from 1-4 pm is available)

About: This year, the Lighthouse has designated different topics per week of summer camp. The themes of the camp are: 1st Explorers, My How My Island Has Grown!, Pharology… what?, Keeping Watch, and I’m Still Shining.
During camp, children can look forward to interactive activities, challenging themselves, and learning about the history of St. Augustine and, the Lighthouse. Each camp includes interactive activities, t-shirts, backpacks, water bottles, and field trips!

www.staugustinelighthouse.org/education/Summer_Camp

Middle School Students

When: July 8-12, Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 3 pm

About: This year, the Lighthouse’s summer camp is all about the Coastal Community. Camp and lessons are geared around learning how St. Augustine’s people have been tied to the ocean for over 450 years. Children can look forward to interactive activities on water and land, practicing their boat building skills, fishing, and field trips such as an eco-tour by kayak and a trip to see modern shrimping and boating operations.

Limelight Theatre Camps

When: Various dates in June and July

About: Is your child interested in theater? Limelight Theatre is hosting several camps this summer where children of all ages can learn what it takes to present a musical. Children will work together and learn the dynamics of onstage and offstage theatre work. At the end of the camp, parents are invited to watch their little ones perform a musical they’ve been working on while at camp. This year, shows include Shrek the Musical Jr., Freaky Friday, Dalmations, Bugz, The Ultimate Getting’ Down with Mama Goose, Lemonade!, and an improv camp for high schoolers. Grades K-12 are encouraged to participate.

Limelight Theatre Summer Camp

Pit Surf Summer Camp

When: Various dates in May, June, July and August; Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 12:30 pm.

About: The Pit Surf Shop is hosting a summer surf camp for boys and girls of all experience levels. Campers can learn from experienced, CPR-certified instructors in a safe and fun environment. Kids will learn about waves, boards, surf etiquette and more; with a 4 to 1 student to instructor ratio. The camp provides surfboards, healthy snacks, drinks, a free bag of swag with items from different companies and of course a Pit Surf shirt. Furthermore, once children have completed a week of surf camp, they can return, for a small fee, each Saturday for Surf Camp Alumni. Campers part of the Surf Camp Alumni reunite with campers and instructors during a self-guided surf day to practice their new set of skills!

Pit Surf Summer Camp

Sail Camp – SA Yacht Club

When: Various dates throughout May, June, July, and August; Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm.

About: Sail through summer during St. Augustine Yacht Club’s summer sail camp! Children between the ages of 8 and 15 are invited to learn the ins and outs of sailing. There are beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels available. Participants in the beginner level will first use an opti simulator before getting on the water; once they’re comfortable, they will start lessons with an opti. Participants in the advanced level will sail with a 420. Lessons are taught by US Sailing Certified Instructors and the teacher to student ration is 1:3. Children will learn about the ropes and knot tying as well as do some swimming. At the end of each week, a mini regatta!

Note: Early drop-off and late pick-up is available.

Sail Camp

Seafarers Summer Camp

When: Weekly from June 3 – July 25 (no camp on the week of July 4th); Monday through Thursday, from 9 am to 2 pm.

About: Join us for summer fun! Camp participants between six and ten years old can look forward to countless adventures in the heart of Historic Downtown all with a nautical theme. Children will go on daily field trips, play games, do crafts, and partake in many more activities. Activities, tours, and games are based around STEM. A snack and lunch are provided each day and multiple week discounts and sibling discounts are available.

Seafarer Camp

Shamrock Summer Camp

When: Dates and times vary.

About: Shamrock Summer Camp is offering several summer camps this year where campers can spend the day on campus or spend a half day on campus. The camp’s agenda is geared towards teaching athletes to maneuver a soccer ball as well as other skills that are important to have on the field. Its a great place for soccer players looking to improve their skills, have fun, and make friends.

Shamrock Soccer Camp

St. Johns County Jr. Lifeguard Camp

When: Mar. 28 – June 1, June 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28; Monday through Friday; 9 am to 1 pm.

About: The St. Johns County Junior Lifeguard Program is a co-ed program for ages 9 to 17 years. The staff is comprised of certified ocean rescue lifeguards. The program’s focus is to provide water safety education, build teamwork, physical conditioning, and respect. It includes a uniform, First Aid lessons (including CPR certification), lifeguard rescue skills, bodyboarding and surfing, lifeguard competitions, special events, and a weekly cookout and awards celebration. Participants are required to pass a swim test prior to registration which includes a 100-yard continuous swim, 5-minute deep water tread, and 10-yard underwater swim.

Tryouts will be held at the Solomon Calhoun Center, click on the link below for more information and tryout dates.

St. Johns County Junior Lifeguard Camp

St. Johns County Park & Rec Camp

Note: Names will be drawn at random on March 25 for registration.

When: June 3 – July 19; 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

About: This year’s theme for St. Johns County’s Summer Camp is “Recnite: Camp Royale”. The camp will be all about teaching children to use their imagination and overcome challenges. Campers will participate in field trips, arts and crafts, swimming, and more!

Camp takes place at six locations: Davis Park Field House in Ponte Vedra, Ketterlinus Gym in downtown St. Augustine, Plantation Park in St. Johns, Solomon Calhoun Community Center in West Augustine, Trout Creek in Mill Creek, and W.E. Harris Community Center in Hastings.

Summer Camp Royale

Surf School Camp

When: May 27-31; Jun. 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27; Jul. 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 29 – Aug 1; Aug 5-8. Monday through Thursday, from  9 am to 12:30 pm.

Where: Mary Street Beach Ramp on St. Augustine Beach.

About: Are your kids interested in learning how to surf? St. Augustine Surf School is offering surf camp at St. Augustine Beach this summer. With a 3:1 student to teacher ratio, each child experiences personalized coaching. All camps are coed and open for ages 7 to 16 years. Half day camp runs Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, full day camp runs until 3:00 pm. Includes a t-shirt, use of a surfboard, healthy snacks, water, games/activities, prizes, surf contest.

Whitney Lab Summer Camps

Sea Turtle Camp

When: June 3-6, June 17-20; Monday through Thursday; 9 am to 3 pm.

About: Sign your kids up for a week at Sea Turtle Camp which is all about sea turtles and their conservation! This camp is designed for students entering 4th and 5th grade in Fall 2019. They will partake in a sea turtle hospital tour, presentations, field and lab activities. Camp fee includes a hospital tour, instructions, presentations, field and lab activities, a daily snack, a Whitney Lab hospital t-shirt and a reusable water bottle.

Sea Turtle Summer Camp

Marine Biology Camp

When: June 10-13; Monday through Thursday; 9 am to 3 pm.

About: Students entering into 5th, 6th, and 6th grades in fall 2019 are invited to spend the week at Whitney Lab exploring the biological diversity of the Matanzas River Basin. Camp fee includes a lab tour, instruction, presentations, field and lab activities, a kayak trip, daily snack, and a Whitney Lab Sea Turtle Hospital t-shirt.

Marine Biology Camp

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2019-05-09T17:00:50-04:00April 4th, 2017|Kid Friendly, St. Augustine News, Things to Do|

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