Summer Camp

Sarasota County offers 10 weeks of summer fun for children entering grades first through twelfth. These camps provide a variety of safe and enjoyable summer recreation opportunities for your children.

Day Camp

North County Day Camps are designed for children entering grades first through fifth and are offered at Bee Ridge Park, Colonial Oaks Park and Longwood Park. South County Day Camps are designed for grades first through sixth and are offered at Laurel Park and Woodmere Park. Day Camps include weekly themes, multiple field trips a week, physical activity, creative arts, science and nature, safety and wellness, summer reading and character-development activities.

Adventure Camp

Youth entering grades sixth through eighth participate in four field trips a week as well as sports, games, arts and crafts and more.

Counselor-in-Training (C.I.T.)

An elite group of hand-selected high school students learn skills that will prepare them to become successful camp counselors.

  • C.I.T. participants assist Day Camp counselors and have the opportunity to earn volunteer hours.

Specialty Camps

More than 25 specialty camps are scheduled throughout the summer. Each camp focuses on a specific theme, allowing campers to focus on a favorite activity or try something new. Many of our specialty camps are subject to weather conditions. If camp is canceled prior to the start of the day's activities, a make-up day will be offered. No refunds will be given.

Financial Aid

  • Sarasota County families must qualify for free or reduced lunch through the National School Lunch Program to be eligible.
  • The approval letter from the Sarasota County school district must be included with the online application.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available per qualifying location. Applications will be processed in the order received.
  • Online financial aid applications will be accepted beginning March 9, 2020 using this form. Applications will not be accepted prior to 12:01 a.m. on March 9, 2020.  
  • Questions regarding financial aid should be directed to 941-861-PARK (7275) or

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