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The First Coast’s Summer Camp Guide

Thanks to the camps that sponsored the Summer Camp Guide and for all they do to keep our summers on the First Coast FUN with a capital F! All the camps posted in this blog are paid website advertisers.

We are thrilled to bring you the 2021 First Coast Summer Camp Guide!

School will be out before we know it, and we want to make this summer easy breezy to plan with no shortage of FUN for your families! Camps are taking extra precautions to keep kiddos safe so that this summer can look a whole lot different than last. We've put together a listing of fantastic First Coast camps, and there's surely something to keep all little campers busy and happy all summer long! 

From cooking to STEM, and from art to sports, this Summer Camp Guide is all you need to plan for a memorable and FUN summer!

Variety Camps


Keep your kids active and healthy this summer! Drop them off at BRAVOZ for a fun-filled, action-packed day camp experience! Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to join in the fun! Register for a single day or a full week! Each day your child will have a fun-filled and action-packed experience. They will receive lunch, snacks, and participate in several different activities. Activities will vary by day, and can include the following: Trampoline Jump Time, Laser Tag, Unreal Bowling, Ninja Warrior Course, Climbing Walls, Laser Maze, Leap of Faith, Arts & Crafts, Games & Team Competitions!

AREA OF TOWN :: Southside / Mandarin 

ADDRESS :: 14985 Old St Augustine Rd., Jacksonville, FL, 32258

CAMP DATES :: June 7 - August 13

HOURS :: 9 AM – 2 PM, Half days available, Extended Care available from 2 – 5:30 PM.

COST :: $195/week, $45/per day, $15/per day for extended day



Consistent with the mission of Collage, their summer programming aims to cultivate a sense of wonder in each child and curiosity for the natural world. With two great programs, they inspire creativity, collaboration with others, and confidence to engage in new experiences. Weekly themes for Collage Camp include Into the Wilderness, Water Works, Astonishing Astronomers & More! 

Timbernook Camp weekly themes include Storybook, Friends in the Wild & More!

AREA OF TOWN :: Ponte Vedra / Nocatee

ADDRESS :: 171 Canal Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082

CAMP DATES :: June 1 - July 30

HOURS :: Half Day 9 AM - 12 PM / Full Day 9 AM - 3 PM, Extended care available

COST :: Full Day is $300/week and Half Day is $200/week 

Timbernook is $165-$295/week for Half Day (Mornings)



Summer programs at Episcopal are offered on three campuses this year, with full day care available all summer for preschool through grade 12. The classes give students the opportunity to enjoy the subject matter at a relaxed pace, with fewer students and greater teacher attention. Sports camps stress the love of the game and activities and arts camps allow students to explore a passion with supervision and support. Episcopal's inclusive and caring environment allows campers to focus on what is important: improving academics, athletics, and fine arts skills and having fun!

AREA OF TOWN :: Downtown / The Beaches / Westside

ADDRESS :: Multiple Campuses

CAMP DATES :: May 26 - August 6

HOURS :: Half and Full Day options, extended care is also available

COST :: See website for details



This summer, prepare for an adventure — one that's totally girl-led! Whether your girl wants to sign up for virtual options to take Girl Scout summer camp with her wherever she goes or she wants to experience the outdoors on Camp Kateri or Camp Kugelman, she can't go wrong. Every session is unique, but she'll always experience Girl Scout camp traditions like making SWAPS, learning songs, joining in talent shows and more. Registration includes a Summer Camp 2021 T-shirt and a summer camp patch, for both in-person and virtual camps! Participants in virtual sessions will also receive any necessary nonperishable program supplies.

Not a Girl Scout yet? That's OK — all girls are welcome at summer camp!

ADDRESS :: 183 Shalom Camp Trail, Hawthorne, FL, 32640

CAMP DATES :: June 14 - July 30

HOURS :: See website for details

COST :: $75+



JCA Summer Camp provides a wide range of engaging activities to enrich your child's summer experience. From arts and music to unique Israeli programs, carnivals, concerts, science, and sports, JCA Summer Camp offers more than just a place to spend summer days. It is a place for your child to learn and grow! Camps are open to all children regardless of race, religious affiliation, or ethnic origin. 

AREA OF TOWN :: Southside / Mandarin

ADDRESS :: 8505 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, 32217

CAMP DATES :: June 14 - August 6

HOURS :: Half Day Morning, Half Day Afternoon and Full Day Options

COST :: See website for details



Every summer The Bolles School plays host to a variety of opportunities that enable children to live, learn and grow with their peers. They have a large variety of academic camps - everything from Study Skills to Math Maintenance as well as Athletic & Specialty Camps for nearly every sport. Speciality camps include Zoology, Future Doctor, Robotics & Drone Programming, and Much More!

AREA OF TOWN :: Ponte Vedra / Nocatee, Southside / Mandarin

ADDRESS :: Multiple Campuses

CAMP DATES :: June 1 - August 13

HOURS :: Half and Full Day options, extended care is also available

COST :: See website for details



Full day summer camp for kids entering into Kindergarten - 6th grade. They bring kid tested and approved programing developed through their years of youth education experience and have created a full day summer camp with exciting activities to provide the ultimate summer camp experience!

AREA OF TOWN :: Downtown, Arlington, Northside, Southside / Mandarin, Ponte Vedra / Nocatee

ADDRESS :: Three locations (Holiday Hill Baptist Church, Seacoast Christian Academy and World Golf Village)

CAMP DATES :: May 31 - August 8

HOURS :: 9 AM - 4 PM, Extended Care available 7:30 AM - 6 PM

COST :: $150/week  *Early Bird Pricing through April 13 is $140/week



Through swimming, boating, fishing, sports, crafts and other fun activities, Smitty's goal is to help your child build skills and make memories to last forever! They accept campers that have completed kindergarten through age 12 and also offer a "Mini-Camp" for children who are entering kindergarten.

AREA OF TOWN :: Southside / Mandarin

ADDRESS :: 7710 Hilsdale Rd., Jacksonville, Florida, 32216

CAMP DATES :: May 31 - August 8

HOURS :: 6:30 AM - 6 PM

COST :: $155/week



L.E.A.P. into summer day camp at the YMCA. Each week, a new theme will help campers Learn, Explore, Accept and Play as they discover new skills, build self-confidence and feel a sense of achievement and belonging. Camp activities include: STEM, arts and humanities, Sports, outdoor games and more!

AREA OF TOWN :: Downtown, Northside / NW Nassau County, Amelia Island / Fernandina Beach, Ponte Vedra / Nocatee, Southside / Mandarin, Westside

ADDRESS :: Multiple locations around town

CAMP DATES :: June 7 - August 6 (varies by location)

HOURS :: 6:30 AM - 6 PM (hours may vary by location)

COST :: Pricing varies by location

*First Coast YMCA members save 20% on summer day camp and military families can pay as little as $50 per week!


STEM Camps


Transform your child's love for technology into an exciting learning adventure. Guided by their team of Code Senseis, Code Ninjas Camps empower kids to gain valuable tech skills and make new friends. It's an unforgettably fun learning experience!

AREA OF TOWN :: Ponte Vedra / Nocatee

ADDRESS :: 2758 Race Track Rd., St. Johns, FL, 32259

CAMP DATES :: June 14 - August 6

HOURS :: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM OR 1:00 - 4:30 pm

COST :: See website for details



Built around pop culture themes that kids love, Challenge Island camps are mini-vacations in their own right! Challenge Island has many STEAM-tastic camp offerings this summer including Slime-topia and STEM Tank Entrepreneurs.

AREA OF TOWN :: Ponte Vedra / Nocatee

ADDRESS :: Ponte Vedra High School, Ponte Vedra, FL, 32081

CAMP DATES :: June 14 - July 23

HOURS :: 9 AM - 3:30 PM, Extended Care 8 - 9 AM / 3 - 5:30 PM

COST :: $220/session



At Engineering For Kids, their camps are carefully structured to provide your child with the enrichment he or she needs to grow and thrive. They teach teamwork, decision making, resilience and motivation, and of course a whole lot of FUN! Summer Camp weekly themes include Lego WeDo Robotics, Gross Science Lab, and Smart Home, Smart City: The Building of Cities

AREA OF TOWN :: Southside / Mandarin

ADDRESS :: 6100 Greenland Road, Suite 304 Jacksonville FL 32258

CAMP DATES :: June 14 - August 6

HOURS :: 9 AM - 12 PM

COST :: $155/week



MOSH does a great job of combining education and entertainment in their summer camps! Each camp encourages curiosity and exploration, and their highly-trained MOSH Educators utilize the entire museum to make each camp engaging for children of all ages. Weekly themes like The Science of Me! and Superhero Science are sure to keep kids learning and having FUN!

AREA OF TOWN :: Downtown

ADDRESS :: 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL, 32207

CAMP DATES :: June 7 - August 6

HOURS :: 9 AM - 3 PM, Extended care available 7:30 AM – 5 PM

COST :: $180/week for MOSH Members / $225/week for Non-Members


Sports Camps


Five Tool Training has an indoor and outdoor feel allowing for one of the most unique sports experiences on the First Coast. Located in Above Athletics off Philips Highway, Five Tool specializes in baseball and softball camps but also offers an All Sports Camp so there is something for everyone!

AREA OF TOWN :: Ponte Vedra / Nocatee

ADDRESS :: 14797 Philips Highway Jacksonville, FL 32256

All Sport Camp

The goals are simple: be active, have fun and make new friends! Players will be grouped by age and skill level to allow them to play all different kinds of games including Wiffle Ball, Flag Football, Soccer, Dodgeball, Capture The Flag, Kickball, SPUD, Relay Races and many more games. They will be utilizing the turf space at Five Tool Training and the gym space at Above Basketball. Camps are open to players 6 - 13 years old and campers will be grouped by age and skill level to allow them to play all different kinds of games.

CAMP DATES :: June 14 - August 6

HOURS :: Half Day 9 AM - 12 PM or 12 PM - 3 PM / Full Day 9 AM - 3 PM, Extended care available 8 AM - 5 PM

COST :: $22 - $170

Single day options available
*Early bird discount pricing through 3/31 - Enter EBD15 at checkout for 15% off!


Baseball & Softball Camp

Learn from current and former Division 1 college softball coaches & players! Their staff is the best in all of Florida! They are offering camps geared toward beginner and intermediate baseball and softball players looking to expand their knowledge of the game. Players will be grouped by age and skill level to maximize their learning potential throughout the week. All aspects of the game will be covered: Pitching, Catching, Hitting, Infield, Outfield, and Baserunning.

CAMP DATES :: June 14 - July 9

HOURS :: Half Day 9 AM - 12 PM or 12 PM - 3 PM / Full Day 9 AM - 3 PM, Extended care available

COST :: $150+



JJVA is offering 4 amazing camps over Summer Break this year! Whether you are looking for a fun, skill based volleyball experience, focused positional training, baseball skills camps or are in need of an exciting activity kids camp for our younger ones, we have it all!

AREA OF TOWN :: Southside / Mandarin

ADDRESS :: 8457 Western Way, Jacksonville, FL, 32256

Kidz Camp at the Edge

Kidz Summer Camps at JJVA are a high energy youth sports experience that focus on team building, leadership skills, sports, fitness and fun. Camp is open to boys and girls; kids ages 5-9 and includes weekly themes from Disney to Sharks!

CAMP DATES :: Begins June 7 

HOURS :: 9 AM - 5 PM, Half Day 9 AM - 12 PM, extended care available

COST :: Full Day is $189/week, Half Day is $110/week, Daily is $50


Volleyball Camp

In this JJVA Summer Volleyball Camp, the world-class JJVA coaching staff will focus on fundamental skills through game-based drills and daily scrimmages. This camp is open to boys and girls in grades 4 – 12 (ages 10 and up). It is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate teamwork and sportsmanship.

CAMP DATES :: June 7 - August 6

HOURS :: 9 AM - 4 PM, extended care available

COST :: 5 days is $265, 3 days is $165, 2 days is $110


Focused Camps
Positional Volleyball Training Academy
Baseball Camp


Help your child discover the game of a lifetime by attending a PGA TOUR Golf Academy Junior Golf Camp. Junior Golf Camps will foster your child's love for golf whether they are brand new to the game or a tournament playing junior. They give your juniors the tools they need to compete and play golf for a lifetime. Juniors enjoy hours of Professional golf instruction with new friends and practice partners.

AREA OF TOWN :: Ponte Vedra / Nocatee / World Golf Village

ADDRESS :: 326 World Golf Village, St. Augustine, FL, 32092

CAMP DATES :: June 14 - August 8

HOURS :: 9 AM – 12 PM OR 9 AM - 4 PM

COST :: $125 - $450


Art & Specialty Camps


Creative Me! Summer Camp Program promotes exploration and discovery of the art world. To help foster that growth, they give students the opportunity to think outside the box while working on their teacher-guided art projects. Your child's week at camp will be centered around a specific art theme. Within that theme, they will explore a variety of age-appropriate materials and hands-on processes, while having a great time! Themes include Creatures of the Rainforest & Jungle, Fairies, Dolphins, Whales & Mermaids, and Super Heroes & Super Pets!

AREA OF TOWN :: Ponte Vedra / Nocatee

ADDRESS :: 14797 Philips Hwy. Ste 112, Jacksonville, FL, 32256

CAMP DATES :: June 14 - July 30

HOURS :: 9 AM – 12 PM OR 1 - 4 PM

COST :: $175/week or $35/session



Planning on lion around all summer? How about stretching your legs for Summer Zoo Camp at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens instead? Spend a week or two exploring the natural world while playing games, meeting animals, chatting with keepers, and more! Weekly themes include Wildlife Warriors, Destination Conservation, Zookeeping 101 and more!

AREA OF TOWN :: Northside / NW Nassau County

ADDRESS :: 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL, 32218

CAMP DATES :: June 7 - July 30

HOURS :: 9 AM - 4 PM, Extended Care: 8 - 9am and 4 - 5pm

COST :: Members $225 per week, per child, Non-Members $247.50 per week



JAX Cooking Studio has made changes for safety's sake, but the fun cooking experiences remain! JAX Cooking Studio Summer Camps are sure to be a highlight of your child's summer! We teach kids basic culinary skills while they work in teams to cook the day's recipes. Each week, we feature a different camp theme, so your child can choose the most interesting topic. At the end of each day, campers eat the recipes they prepared. On Friday of each week, the kids show off the skills they have acquired by cooking their favorite recipe from the week or making their own recipe or creation. Although our chefs will be there to offer guidance, our goal is to allow the kids to work independently in the kitchen as possible.

AREA OF TOWN :: The Beaches

ADDRESS :: 14035 Beach Boulevard #6, Jacksonville, FL, 32250

CAMP DATES :: June 7 - August 6

HOURS :: 9 AM – 12 PM OR 1:30 - 4:30 PM

COST :: $315/week


Overnight Camps


Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as Camp Immokalee, our resident camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.

ADDRESS :: 6765 Immokalee Road, Keystone Heights, FL, 32656

CAMP DATES :: June 14 - August 6

HOURS :: Overnight

COST :: $75 - $640 depending on length of camp



At Camp Winona children develop and grow throughout the summer as they learn and connect with friends and nature. We teach every camper Respect, Honesty, Responsibility, and Caring, the same values taught throughout the Y. While learning valuable social skills, campers also learn and engage in many adventurous outdoor skill programs that are sure to spark their interest. 

ADDRESS :: 898 Camp Winona Road, DeLeon Springs, FL, 32130

CAMP DATES :: June 7 - July 2

HOURS :: Overnight

COST :: $155 - $610 depending on length of camp


Helpful Tips & Printables

Things to consider when picking your camp...

1. Some camps offer half days, and others have a full day option. Be sure to check each camp's specific hours, and keep in mind that some camps also offer morning and afternoon extended care. 

2. Are you looking for camps that run all summer long? If so, you're in luck because we have them listed on one page for easy planning.

3. Does your kiddo have a favorite activity they could do all day like art or STEM? Or will your kiddo grow tired of the same thing each day? Variety camps offer various activities so your camper can try their hand at a selection of campy things. We have all the variety camps listed together so you can find one near you!

4. Don't need full weeks? Some camps allow for drop in's or pay by day camps, and we have those listed together, too! Be sure you are on our email newsletter list, because we will send out weekly camp spotlight emails this summer, so you know what camps have spots available. Sign up to receive our newsletter here.

5. Many camps offer early-bird specials so be sure to check so you can take advantage of planning ahead! And don't forget to tell them Fun 4 First Coast Kids sent you their way!

Print these at home for FUN and easy planning!

Summer Camp Calendar
It can be hard to keep track of each week, so print this handy dandy Camp Calendar for a stress-free summer!

First Coast Summer Bucket List
Print this Summer Bucket List checklist off and make the most of your summer on the First Coast! Be sure to hang it where everyone in your family can see it and share your pics with us on Facebook as you check the items off your bucket list!

Daily Camp Packing Checklist
Print this Camp Packing Checklist as a helpful reminder when packing for camp! Hang it someplace where your camper can see it, so he or she can help make it a FUN and prepared day for camp!

Thanks to our Summer Camp advertisers who sponsored this Summer Camp Guide. ​If you are interested in advertising your summer camp, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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