Updated on May 14, 2020

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Although some summer camps have been canceled, many summer camps in St. Augustine will continue. Please keep in mind that a camp your child has previously attended might be operated differently this year. Some agendas and processes have changed in an effort to abide by local regulations and policies in place because of the current global situation.

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

Alligator Farm Camps

Date: Weeks in June, July, and August
Time: Times vary
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! This year, camp themes are as follows: Camp Investi-gator, Wildlife Explorers, Ickology, Camp Build-It, Zooper Heroes (best of 2019), Art Zoofari, Camp Catch ‘Em All, Sharks and Minnows: Just Keep Swimming, Fossils Feathers and Fangs, A week in the life of a Zookeeper

Alligator Farm Zoo Camps

Art Association Summer Camp Online

Date: Begins on June 8-26, 2020
Time: Mornings/afternoons (half-day sessions)
Location: St. Augustine Art Association

About: The online summer art camp will include weekly projects and topics surrounding painting, drawing, 3D mixed media, and printmaking.

Online Camps Include:

  • An instructional packet for adults
  • Educational, cultural and historical information on where you’re “traveling” to and the significance of the projects
  • 3 Weekly Art Projects
  • Instructional Videos + a Friday Zoom session at 11 am with the instructor, Debra Weller
  • An online exhibit of the students’ work in July (and possibly–if restrictions allow–an in-gallery showing in July)

A message from the St. Augustine Art Association: You may have been wondering if the plans for Summer Art Camp at the Art Association will change, and if so, how. Unfortunately, we have had to wait and see what will happen with the current virus situation, but now that we have an idea and some guidelines, we are able to finalize a plan for Art Camps. As much as we would love to welcome your children into the gallery for Art Camp, it would not be compliant with CDC recommendations and Florida’s new guidelines for organizations like ours, so we are moving the Summer Art Camp online.

www.staaa.org/learn/workshops/classes

Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach Camp

Date: Weekly in June and July (June camps to be held online)
Time: June – 9 am to 12 pm; July – 9 am to 2 pm
Location: June – Online; July – 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.

www.ccpvb.org/arts-programs/youth-arts-programs

GTM Research Reserve Camp

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

Note: The overnight Conservation Camp, June 1-5, 2020, (overnight), has been canceled. The GTM will contact current registrants and provide full refund.

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, Forest Week, Ocean Week, STEAM camp, and Conservation Camp for ages 13-15.

gtmnerr.org/education/student-programs/summer-camp

Lighthouse Summer Camps

REGISTRATION POSTPONED. Check back soon for details.

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/education/Summer_Camp

Middle School Students

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 – Canceled

Date: End of June, and July and August
Time: Times vary
Location: Limelight Theatre

About: Each spring and summer, Limelight Theatre hosts several camps for children of all ages. 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 the summer musicals are as follows: Beauty and the Beast, Legally Blonde, Aladdin, Minion Mania, Trolls, and Spongebob Summer Fun.

Limelight Theatre Summer Camp

Pit Surf Summer Camp

Date: Weeks in June, July, and August
Time: Monday through Thursday; 9:30 am to 12:20 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. 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

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 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!

Message from the St. Augustine Yacht Club: WEEKS IN MAY AND JUNE HAVE BEEN CANCELED – Currently, registering for any remaining week does not guarantee that it will be run. If for any reason any week of camp is canceled, you will be refunded in full or have the ability to select a different week if possible.

Sail Camp

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