Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in Jacksonville

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JaxMomsBlog.com shares their list Jacksonville summer camps.

Hard to believe it is already time to plan for the summer. Many camps have opened registration and are accepting applications now! I know many moms that map out the summer with different camps every week to keep the kids busy over the summer. Whether you are booking every week or just a week or even a day here and there, check out our guide to summer camps:

Page 1: Sports Camps
Page 2: School Camps
Page 3: Museums and Educational Camps
Page 4: Other Camps

Sports Camps

Sports and Fitness Camp at UNF – Fun sports camp that involve daily swimming, group fitness classes, a weekly field trip, free play and more.  For children ages 5-15, there are 9 sessions beginning June 9th.

YMCA – Lazy summers are one of the most significant, yet least acknowledged, causes of underachievement in our schools. The YMCA provides high-quality summer learning initiatives through fun, themed activities that give children a variety of ways to improve reading and math skills, explore music, arts, drama and sports, and learn teamwork and develop new talents.

Sports Camps in Jax

Tommy Hulihan Sports Camp at St. Pauls
- Sports Camp is open to girls and boys 5 years old through 6th grade. They have a special program for 7th/8th grades. Campers will participate in Team Sports and age appropriate activities including: Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Kick Ball, Whiffle Ball, Dodge Ball, Tag Games and much more.  Sessions run from June 4 through August 8.

TNT Gymnastics – TNT Camp offers gymnastics, games, crafts, fitness and fun for childrens ages 3 & up. Runs from June 10 – August 16.

Starlight Gymnastics – Camps include gym activities, creative play and crafts, snacks, games, etc.  Free T-Shirt for all campers when registered.  Campers pack a lunch-morning snack is provided.  Friday is water play day!  Wear your swim suit and bring a change of clothes and towel.  For ages 3(bathroom independent) and up! Camps run from June 9 through August 15.

North Florida Gymnastics & CheerleadingOrange Park and Atlantic Blvd - Offering both gymnastics and tumbling camps all summer long, June-August. Campers must be between four and 18. Half and full day camps are available. Call 904-221-5544 for Atlantic Blvd. and 904-278-8587 for Orange Park.

Infinity All-Stars – Typically offers camps through out the summer with weekly and daily options.  Last summer they had an awesome Groupon!

My Gym – Summer camps will run the week of July 14 – July 18 with different themes daily. A hot nutritious lunch and craft are included in every camp session. Half day and full day sessions available.

Nancy Dance – Nancy Dance typically offers themed camps on select weeks during the summer.  Keep checking their website for information if you are interested!

Studio K Dance – Offers fun-filled summer options for any age and ability! PRETTY PRINCESS CAMP (ages 3-8) is a week-long session that includes ballet, tumbling, crafts, tea parties, dress-up, spa days, activities and visits from a real Princess! Camp runs from 9:00am to 1:00pm, Monday through Friday, extended care available 8:00am-4:00pm. The Studio K Dance SUMMER INTENSIVE (ages 8 & up) is two concentrated weeks of dance study from nationally-known instructors and the faculty of Studio K Dance. Great prep for the 2014-2015 season, available to beginning through advanced students, placement class to determine level.

Studio 1014 - Summer dance classes offered June 23 – August 1. Classes offered in tiny tumbling, tap and ballet, jazz, and hip hop. Pretty Princess Dance Camp: June 23 – August 1, ages 2 – 5 , 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., $140.00. Dancing Diva Dance Camp: June 23 – August 1, ages 6 & up, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (extended day available) $165.00.

Surf into Summer Surf Camp – All sessions begin with introductory instruction on general water, ocean safety and surfing etiquette. Most of the time is spent in the water with instructors, learning to surf. Sessions run from June 2 through August 15. Boys and girls ages 7 and up; surfers of all levels encouraged to attend.

Surf Camps in Jax

Saltwater Cowgirls
– Our weekday, all female camp is offered to students between the ages of 7 and 17. Classes run Monday through Friday, from 9:30am to 12:30 pm. Lengthy instruction is given on land prior to students entering the water. Safety is our highest priority. We emphasize board control and ocean-awareness to fully prepare the students for their surfing experience. Instructors are in the water at every moment to offer assistance and ensure student safety throughout camp.

Super Surf Camp (presented by Sunrise Surf Shop) – Super Surf Camp is a one-week, half-day camp from 8:30 am – 11:30 am for beginners. It provides surfing instruction on basic surfing skills & water safety. Only two sessions, week of June 9 and week of June 16. Ages 8 & Up.

Kona Skatepark – Kona Camp is a weekly camp for skaters ages 6 ? 16, and welcomes skaters of all abilities. Campers will get to experience all types of skateboarding including but not limited to street, vert, pools, flatland and downhill racing.

Karate America (various locations) – Kids can have an exciting summer learning martial arts at Karate America! Sessions last from one to five weeks (multiple sessions available). Parents provide two snacks and lunch. Drop off time is from 8 to 9am and pick up time is 6pm (or earlier). Campers will get a discount when 6 weeks or more ($100 per week).

First Coast Soccer – Typically offers camps and clinics various weeks throughout the summer. Last year registration did not open until May.

Team 23 Baseball and Softball Camps – Ages 5 – 14. Camps are designed to introduce the necessary fundamentals that will teach young players how to successfully play the game of baseball and softball, while having fun and improving their skill level. Players will participate in skill specific drills that will help to develop their game, improve confidence and learn what it takes to play at the High School level and beyond. All coaches are experienced Division 1 and ex-professional players with multiple years of coaching experience in the Jacksonville area. Contact: Dennis Robinson at 914-837-3393 or via email dennisrobinson23@gmail.com to enroll. Location: Arlington Little League / 6530 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32277

Eco Camp at UNF – Eco Camp provides children the opportunity to spend the summer outdoors while learning about Florida wildlife, canoeing at UNF and having unforgettable experiences. It has expanded drastically in the past decade and is suitable for ages 6-15 years old.

Wilson Tennis Camp at UNF – Under the guidance of head men’s tennis coach, Mark Finnegan, campers will learn the latest tennis techniques, tactics and strategies through on-court instruction, competitive drills and singles and doubles match play. Full and half day options for boys and girls of all skill levels, ages 8-18.

Junior Tennis Camp - Jacksonville Beach Tennis Center offers beginner through advanced summer camps for juniors 6-16 years. The camps are offered in the mornings 3 days a week for a period of 2 hours. Camps cover basic fundamentals of tennis to match play. The Tennis Center also offers follow-up programs all year.

Windsor Parke Golf Club Junior Golf – Offering a limited number of youth golf camps during the summer. Instructional programs open to all juniors age 6-16.

Jax Beach Golf Camp – Golf Camp is sponsored by the Golf Course Division. Golf camps are available throughout the year for all levels of golfers from beginners to advanced, but the summer camps will be held in June and July.

Junior Lifeguard Camp - The Junior Lifeguard program is a one-week, full-day camp for kids 9-15, and is sponsored by the City of Jacksonville Beach and the American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corp.

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