St. Augustine Summer Camps
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cultural Center Camps at Ponte Vedra Beach
- 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
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.
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.
Lighthouse Summer Camps
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!
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.
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!
Shamrock Summer Camp
When: Dates and times vary.
About: Shamrock Summer Camp is offering several summer camps this year where campers can opt-in to spend the night on Flagler College, 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The following camps have not released their schedule for 2019. Check back soon for the latest updates.
Good Beginning Riding Centre Camp
When: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, June 4 – 6, June 18 – 20, June 25 – 27, July 9 – 11, July 23 – 25
About: Linda Heath, instructor and owner of Good Beginning, is hosting a summer camp where children from ages 5 to 15 can learn how to ride a horse via beginner or advanced English Horse Riding Lessons. You can count on an attentive teacher and small classes of two to four riders.
Musical Theatre Camp
When: Various dates in June and July; times vary
Where: Ancient City Baptist Church
About: Does your child want to explore the world of musical theater? Summer Musical Theatre Camp gives students an overview of musical theater production including acting, music, and dance. Campers have the chance to perform a complete production in front of a live audience. Summer Musical TheatreCamp is hosting three different camps this year! All performances will be at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College
- Les Miserables
- Northeast Florida Teen Leadership Camp
Surf School Camp
When: May 28 – August 6, Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm.
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 15 years. Camp runs Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. Includes a t-shirt, use of a surfboard, healthy snacks, water, games/activities, prizes, surf contest.
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