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St. Augustine Summer Camps 2019

Photo contains two children flipping through a book indoors.Updated on February 12, 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, 9:00 am to 4:00 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 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; 9:00 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

Limelight Theatre Camp

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, 9:00 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

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.

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, 9:00 am to 1:00 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: St. Johns County Park & Rec Summer Camp’s drawing registration is open from March 4 at 8:00 am until March 17 at 5:00 pm. Names will be drawn at random on March 25.

When: June 3, through July 19, from 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

Whitney Lab Summer Camps

Sea Turtle Camp

When: June 3-6, June 17-20; Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 3:00 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, 9:00 am to 3:00 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

The following camps have not released their schedule for 2019. Check back soon for the latest updates.

Art Association Camps

When: June 4 – 29, Monday – Friday, Morning Sessions: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Afternoon Sessions: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where: St. Augustine Art Association

About: The St. Augustine Art Association is hosting several week-long art camps during the month of June for grades 1-6 and an afternoon session, June 25 – 29, for ages 12 and up. During the camp, they’ll explore painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media projects inspired by master artists. The sessions are taught by certified professional artist-instructors. Each week will have a different theme to be announced on the Art Associations Camp Page. The Summer Art Camp will conclude with a Children’s Art Exhibit during First Friday Art Walk.

Bo Clark 30th Basketball Camp

When: June 4th-8th, June 11th-15th, June 18th-22nd, June 25th-29th

Where: Sebastian Middle School

Includes: T-shirt and basketball.

About: Bo Clark, the former head coach of the Flagler College men’s basketball program, is hosting four weeks of Basketball Day Camp: the morning session is from 9 am to 12 pm, the afternoon session is 1 pm to 4 pm, and the all-day session is 9 am to 4 pm. This program is for boys and girls ages 5–17. Kids receive t-shirt and basketball.

Florida Film Academy Summer Camps

When: July 2019, dates and times vary.

Where: Flagler College

About: Florida Film Academy is offering several summer programs this year for those interested in cinematography and photography! The pre-college program offers the chance for students, ages 7 to 14, to work with industry professionals as they learn the ins and outs of film-making. During these programs, students will work together, get hands-on, make films, learn about equipment and more!

Below is a list of summer camps offered at Florida Film Academy:

  • Beginner to Intermediate at Flagler College
  • Make A Movie at Flagler College
  • Visual & Practical Effects at Flagler College
  • Make Up & Prosthetics at Flagler College
  • Make a Movie Special FX at Flagler College
  • Art of Animation at Flagler College
  • Intensive Pre-College Program
  • Fort Matanzas and Castillo de San Marcos Hands-on History & Nature Camp
  • Castillo de San Marco Summer Camp

Fort Matanzas and Castillo de San Marcos Hands-on History & Nature Camp

Where: Fort Matanzas National Monument, June 4 – 8, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: Castillo de San Marcos, June 18 – 22, and June 25 – 29, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

About: Is your child interested in learning about the history and nature around them? Fort Matanzas and the Castillo de San Marcos are hosting Hands-on History & Nature Camps for ages 9-11 that will cover topics such as archaeology, Native Americans, nature, Spanish exploration, Colonial Florida, and Spanish military. The camps will also include interactive presentations, hands-on projects, games, and living history demonstrations.

To register, contact Alicia Day, Reservationist, at 904-829-6506 ext. 239 Mon.-Fri., between 9:00 am- 3:00 pm.

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

Where: The Good Beginning Riding Centre

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.

Lighthouse Summer Camps

K – 4th Grade Summer Camp

When: Sessions last from May 29 – June 29, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Afternoon from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Where: St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

About: With its own unique paint design by day and flash pattern at night, the St. Augustine Lighthouse tells sailors that they are approaching St. Augustine. Like our Lighthouse, Museum camps sail you into St. Augustine to experience the stories of those who have sailed into St. Augustine over the last 450+ years.

Middle School Summer Camp

When: July 9 – 13, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where: St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

About: Get out on the water and in the coastal community of the Old City. Discover how people have lived and interacted with the marine environment from the early 1500’s to the present. Practice boatbuilding, fish from shore and on the water, row and sail in locally made watercraft, visit archaeologists at a shipwreck site, go on an eco-tour by kayak and more! Activites weather permitting.

Mini Creators Art Camp

When: June 4 to August 3 (weekly), 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Where: The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach

About: During the Mini Creators Art Camp, children will spend the day or the entire holiday break creating original artwork with talented instructors. Depending on your child’s age group there are different offerings for each day, students are welcome to return multiple times during a break to enjoy a variety of different art projects. Camps available for children ages 4-16 years of age.

Musical Theatre Camp

When: Various dates in June and July

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
  • Pinocchio
  • Seussical
  • Northeast Florida Teen Leadership Camp

Northeast Florida Teen Leadership Camp

When: May 29 – June 8; June 11 – June 22; June 25 – July 6; July 9 – July 20; July 23 – August 3, 6:30 am – 6:00 pm.

Where: The Village Academy. Transportation from Village Academy North available.

About: The North Florida Teen Leadership Camp emphasizes learning leadership, organizational, and planning skills fused with career training and college preparation. A few activities under this curriculum include CPR certifications, guest speakers, babysitting certifications, field trips, and community service hours. Teenagers, ages 13 through 16, will also get firsthand experience in leadership roles by working with children ages 5 through 12.

SUP and Eco Camp

When: June 11 – 14, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 8:00 am to 11:30 am.

Where: SUP Yoga Center

About: SUP Yoga Center is proud to offer a children’s camp starting this summer! Come join our highly skilled and certified instructors for a fun week on the water, where your children will have fun, learn new skills, and gain a new appreciation and respect for our Florida waterways and ecosystem. During the camp, children will have daily paddleboard lessons, learn safety and rescue skills, spend time on beach cleanup, games, be photographed by a professional, get goodie bags, get a UV protective shirt, have free play time, have fitness time, snacks and water, scavenger hunt, and partake in a paddleboard race on the last day of camp!

Surf School Camp

When: May 28 – August 6, Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 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 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.

The Village Academy Summer Camp

When: June 21 – September 22, Monday – Friday, 6:30 am – 6:00 pm.

Where: The Village Academy *Transportation from Village Academy North available.

About: Summer at The Village Academy provides a setting for summer learning and exploring. Children can enjoy a wide range of fun and innovative daily activities that are based on exciting weekly themes such as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Activities & Experiments; Indoor & Outdoor Sports; Fun with Food Cooking Projects; Games; Arcade; Gardening; Swimming; Mega Jump Pad; Kidz TRACK; Project Based Arts & Crafts; Community Service Projects. Camp also includes weekly field trips, and nutritious lunch and 2 snacks each day. Ages 5 through 12.

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