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Summer Camp Guide 2018 COVER

Summer Camp

Sarasota County offers 11 weeks of summer fun for children entering grades 1 through 12. These camps provide a variety of safe and enjoyable summer recreation opportunities for your children.

Day Camp

Designed for children entering grades 1 through 5 in north county and 1 through 6 in south county and includes weekly themes, multiple field trips a week, physical activity, creative arts, science and nature, safety and wellness and character-development activities.

Adventure Camp

Youth entering grades 6 through 8 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.
  • If your child is interested in interviewing for a C.I.T. position, complete and mail in a registration form indicating C.I.T. program and preferred day camp location between April 2 and May 1. 

Mail to the address at the top of the form.

  • Candidates will be interviewed in the order the registration form is received until maximum enrollment is reached.
  • If selected, candidates must provide a letter of recommendation.
  • The program fee is due once the candidate is selected.

Therapeutic Camp

This camp is designed to provide recreational opportunities for children with developmental and physical disabilities, Activities include sports, games, arts and crafts, creative playtime, swimming and special entertainers.

Specialty Camps

More than 35 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.


School Break Programs

During the winter and spring school breaks, recreational programs are offered for grades Kindergarten through 6 on a limited basis.

Winter Vacation in the Parks

Recreational programs are offered during the winter school break for grades Kindergarten through 6 at Colonial Oaks Park and Newtown Estates Park and for school-aged students with developmental or physical handicaps at Oak Park School.

Spring Vacation in the Parks

Recreational programs during Spring Break are offered for grades Kindergarten through 6 at Colonial Oaks Park and for school-aged students with developmental or physical handicaps at Oak Park School.

  • Children may attend morning and afternoon sessions.
  • A supervised lunch hour is available to children registered for both daily sessions.
  • Programs have a minimum and maximum enrollment and may fill so register early

Register online for the Oak Park School program through Wednesday, March 21 and for Colonial Oaks Park through Friday, March 23 while availability lasts.

  • Mail-in and walk-in registrations are accepted at Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Building C, Sarasota, FL 34241 through March 30 until maximum enrollment is reached.