Camps

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Sarasota County offers 10 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. Recreational programs are also offered for grades Kindergarten through 6 on a limited basis during the winter and spring school breaks. For details or to register, download our Summer Camp Guide or click on Registration and Reservations.

Summer Camp

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 counselors and have the opportunity to earn volunteer hours.

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

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