CLEARWATER, Fla. – Summer break will be here before you know it, and kids will be looking for fun things to do. Clearwater summer camps offer not only fun, but much more. They offer a variety of fun activities, games, crafts, sports, friendships, and exciting weekly themes.
Additionally, each week a different positive character trait will be discussed and celebrated. These traits include honesty, respect, self-control, responsibility, cooperation, diligence, compassion, and fairness.
Pandemic protocols will be in place to keep campers and staff safe.
Cleanliness will also be a top priority at each facility.
Camp fees are as low as $700 for the entire summer and include all supplies including a T-shirt and 8 weeks full of entertaining activities. Half summer options are also available for as low as $400 per 4-week session. For those that qualify, camps that are sponsored by the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County (JWB) are free for the summer and provide campers with all the above plus lunch through the summer lunch program.
Camp Locations & Hours:
- Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Dr., 727-669-1914 (7a.m.-6 p.m.)
- The Long Center, 1501 N. Belcher Rd., 727-562-4905 (7a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
- Morningside Recreation Center, 2400 Harn Blvd, 727-562-4280 (7a.m.-6 p.m.)
- JWB Sponsored Camps: (8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)
- North Greenwood Recreation & Aquatic Complex, 900 N. MLK, Jr. Ave., (727-562-4590)
- Ross Norton Recreation & Aquatic Complex, 1426 S. MLK, Jr. Ave., (727-562-4380)
New This Summer – Middle School Sports Camps In addition to the city’s annual summer camps, this year Clearwater will be offering sports camps at the Countryside and Morningside recreation centers.
The camps are designed for active kids entering grades 6-8 and will focus on a popular sport each week with fun competitions at the end of the week. Spaces are limited, so sign up early.
Clearwater Camp Dates and Fees:
- Camp Dates: June 14 through Aug. 6, 2021
- No camp July 5
- Camp fees: $700 with a recreation card / $780 without a recreation card for the entire summer
- $400 with a recreation card / $450 without a recreation card per session.
- Session 1 (June 14-July 9)
- Session 2 (July 12-Aug. 6)
- Half of camp fees are due at registration with the remainder due before camp begins.
- JWB Camps are free for the summer for those who qualify.
- Due to the popularity of Ross Norton’s Summer Camp, a lottery process will be held to fill open spaces. Go to myclearwaterparks.com/summercamps to fill out the summer camp lottery form.
- Registration for camps begins March 18 for residents and March 19 for all others.
- Scholarships are available to city of Clearwater residents only. Please contact the center for further information.
Pre and Post Camps:
- Dates: June 10 & 11 and Aug. 9 & 10
- Locations: Countryside and Morningside
- Grades: Entering 1-6
- Camp fees: $18 with a recreation card / $20 without a recreation card per day
The city of Clearwater is also looking for outgoing, enthusiastic, creative and responsible people to become camp counselors at the city’s summer camps.
Pay starts at $12.40 per hour and for those 16 years of age or older. Inquire at the recreation of your choice for more information.
For more information about summer camps, visit myclearwaterparks.com/summercamps.
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