Updated on June 3rd, 2022

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Summertime fun returns to the Nation’s Oldest City in 2022!  These popular summer camps are enrolling now- with many filling up well before the session starts. Please keep in mind that a camp your child has previously attended might be operated differently this year.

Disclaimer: OldCity.com makes every effort to ensure the information on this page is accurate. Please contact each organization before making permanent plans.

Alligator Farm Camps

Date: Weeks in June, July, and August
Time: Times vary per sesssion
Location: Alligator Farm

About:  This summer, send your kids to one of the several week-long 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! Camp themes this year include: It’s a Pirate’s Life, JR Scientist, Zoo Myth Busters, Zoorassic Park, Surviving the Outback, Where the Wild Things Live, Feasts for Beasts, and Camp Xtreme!

Alligator Farm Zoo Camps

First Coast Cultural Center

Date: Sessions May-August
Time: Times vary per session
Location: Varies per session

About:  The First Coast Cultural Center is hosting multiple camps this summer, each designed with different ages and skill sets in mind.  This summer’s camps include Explore Your First Coast where kids will learn about the history and culture that makes this area so unique!  For children 8+ there is the theater camp, where they will be learning and performing the musical Twinderella!  Another drama camp, led by Sheri Lahri, will teach kids improv, monologues, scene work and more.  This session is for any skill level or age.

https://firstcoastculturalcenter.org/arts-programs/summer-art-camps

Art Association Summer Camp

Date: Sessions start June 6th and June 13th
Time: 9 AM- Noon (half-day sessions)
Location: St. Augustine Art Association

About:  The St. Augustine Art Association is offering two in-person camp sessions this year!  Keep in mind these are half-day sessions, not full day.  Session one’s theme is Playful Pastels, where students will explore the versatility and vibrancy of pastels!  Session two is WIRED! Both sessions are lead by Debra Weller, an artist and educator who teaches using a variety of mediums and encouraging students to experiment with their own creativity.

www.staaa.org/summer-art-camp/

GTM Research Reserve Camp

Date: Weeks in June and July
Time: Monday through Friday; 8 am to 5 pm
Location: GTM Research Reserve

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 the following camps: Estuary Week or Ecology Week.  Sessions are separated by ages 6-8 and 9-12.

gtmnerr.org/summer-camp/

Lighthouse Summer Camps

Date: Weeks in June and July
Time: Times vary
Location: St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum

About: Join the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum this summer to explore maritime history, coastal ecosystems, and learn new skills. Students who have completed kindergarten through fourth grade may attend any of the available five weeks of camp.

www.staugustinelighthouse.org/explore-learn/education/day-camps/

Limelight Theatre KidzfACTory

Date: June, and July and August (Multiple Sessions)
Time: Times vary
Location: Limelight Theatre

About:  Each spring and summer, Limelight Theatre hosts several camps for children 5-18 years old. During camp, children work together and learn about just what it takes to present a musical as well as the dynamics of onstage and offstage theatre work. At the end of camp, parents are invited to watch their children perform the musical they’ve been working so hard on throughout camp. This year’s summer musicals are: Rock of Ages, High School Musical Jr., Spaced Out!, Something Rotten!, Winnie the Pooh, The Cheese Stands Alone, It’s a Jungle Out There!, E-I-E-I-Oops!, and Nuts!

Limelight Theatre Summer Camp

Pit Surf Summer Camp

Date: Weeks in May- August
Time: Monday through Thursday; 9 am to 12:30 pm
Location: St. Augustine Beach

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.  Attendees must be competent ocean swimmer.

Pit Surf Summer Camp

Sail Camp – SA Yacht Club

Date: Weeks in July and August
Time: Monday through Thursday; 9 am to 3 pm
Location: St. Augustine Yacht Club

About:  Sail through summer during St. Augustine Yacht Club’s summer sail camp! Children between the ages of 8 and 17 are invited to learn the ins and outs of sailing. There are beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels available. Participants will learn to pilot sailboats, kayaks, SUPs (stand-up paddle boards), and more. Lessons are taught by US Sailing Certified Instructors and the teacher to student ratio is 1:3. Children will learn about the ropes and knot tying as well as do some swimming.  And at the end of each week- a mini regatta!

Sail Camp

PGA Tour Golf Academy

Date: Weeks in June and July
Time: Varies per session
Location: PGA Tour Academy at World Golf Village

About:  This camp, sponsored by the PGA Tour, allows kids to learn the fundamentals of golf while in a fun environment.  Open to all skill levels, participants can start with the basics or play alongside other experienced players.  Campers learn fundamentals of the game including: full swing, chipping, pitching, putting, bunkers, golf fitness, rules, etiquette along with fun drills and games. 

PGA Tour Summer Camp Schedule

First Coast YMCA Summer Camps

Date: Weeks in May-August
Time: Varies per session
Location: Varies per session

About:  YMCA has offered summer camps for many years- and this year is no exception!  Join them as they host camps centered around STEM, arts and humanities, character development, and sports!  Sessions take place in nearly all counties in Northeast Florida, including St. Johns County.  This years themes include: Ship Wrecked, Under the Sea, World Traveler Week, Into the Jungle, Spirit Wars, and many more!

First Coast YMCA Summer Camps

First Tee- North Florida

Date: Weeks in June, July, and August
Time: Half day, 9 am- 12:30 pm
Location: St. Augustine Shores Golf Club

About:Summer camp coaches introduce the fundamentals of the game of golf while seamlessly integrating the First Tee Nine Core Values and Healthy Habits with the primary goal of having fun!!! Offered at three different program locations, First Tee – North Florida’s Weekly Summer Camps offer a safe, nurturing environment where participants will explore new ways to succeed on and off the golf course.

First Tee- North Florida Golf Camps

Farm Camp- Wesley Wells Farm

Date: June 6-10, June 13-17, June 20-24
Time: Half day, 8:30 am- 12 pm
Location: Wesley Wells Farm

About: Wesley Wells Farm Camp is a great opportunity for kids to experience a working farm, from the fresh snacks straight from the field to hands-on farm work and daily chores, they get a taste of it all and a better appreciation of agriculture.

Farm Camp- Wesley Wells Farm

St. Johns County 4-H Summer Camps

Date: Sessions in June & July
Time: Varies per session
Location: Varies per session

About: This year, 4-H summer camps include all kinds of activities! Join 4-H as they offer sessions such as Science Is Fun, Aquatic Adventures, Bugs & Blooms, Food Science, Enchanted Garden Adventures, Quilting, Amazing Amphibians, Animal Science, Archery, and many more!  These affordable sessions are offered through a partnership between the University of Florida, St. Johns County, and the US Department of Agriculture.  

St. Johns County 4-H

4-H Summer Camp List

Sports & Arts Summer Camps

Date: Sessions in June & July
Time: Varies per session
Location: Heritage Landing or Good News Church (depends on session)

About: Sports & Arts will be hosting three summer camp sessions this year!  Basketball camp at Heritage Landing will teach kids the fundamentals of basketball like free throws, dribbling, and passing.  Their other session, Summer Camp at Good News Church, is open to children K-5.  This camp is all about sports, fitness, and art! No flip flops for these sessions- sneakers only!   Discounts available for siblings that attend together.

Sports & Arts Summer Camps

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