Camps

 

History Adventure Camps

When school is out, learning and fun are in at the History Center! History Adventure Camps include behind-the-scenes tours, outdoor activities and interactions with historians and experts. At the conclusion of each camp, each child will take home a memory book of their adventures.

Each week-long Adventure Camp is led by experienced educators who provide hands-on, educational activities for campers. Join the History Center for one or more of these week-long adventures.

History Adventure Camps

When school is out, learning and fun are in at the History Center! History Adventure Camps include streetcar excursions to historic Ybor City, behind-the-scenes tours, field trips to nearby cultural sites, outdoor activities and interactions with historians and experts. At the conclusion of each camp, each child will take home a memory book of their adventures. Each week-long Adventure Camp is led by experienced educators who provide hands-on, educational activities for campers. Join the History Center for one or more of these week-long adventures.

Swashbuckling Summer - June 10-14

Unmask the myths behind pirates, discover legends about mermaids, ‘dive’ into waters with maybe-not-so-mysterious sea creatures during Swashbuckling Summer! Campers will immerse themselves in Florida and Tampa history by focusing on pirates and explorers.

Email Amanda Hoffman, Youth Programs Coordinator, for details. ahoffman@tampabayhistorycenter.org.

AMERICAN GIRL© - June 24-28

Spend your summer with American Girl© characters from three different periods in history – Cecile & Marie-Grace (1853), Kit (1934), and Julie (1974). Campers will learn about each era, along with Tampa’s history. Email Amanda Hoffman, Youth Programs Coordinator, for details. ahoffman@tampabayhistorycenter.org.

Swashbuckling Summer - July 8-12

Unmask the myths behind pirates, discover legends about mermaids, ‘dive’ into waters with maybe-not-so-mysterious sea creatures during Swashbuckling Summer! Campers will immerse themselves in Florida and Tampa history by focusing on pirates and explorers.

Email Amanda Hoffman, Youth Programs Coordinator, for details. ahoffman@tampabayhistorycenter.org.

AMERICAN GIRL© - July 22-26

Spend your summer with American Girl© characters from three different periods in history – Cecile & Marie-Grace (1853), Kit (1934), and Julie (1974). Campers will learn about each era, along with Tampa’s history. Email Amanda Hoffman, Youth Programs Coordinator, for details. ahoffman@tampabayhistorycenter.org.

Camp Requirements

Camp Requirements

Camps may include guest speaker, museum store visit, museum behind the scenes tour, Cotanchobee Park playground and waterplay day and take-home memory book.

Register online here, each child and session separately. Camp registration is handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Camp fills up, so register today! Join as a History Center member today and receive 20% off all summer camps.

Elementary Camp Price: $215/week + optional $35 extended care

Member Camp Price: 20% discount

 

Campers must be within the age range allowed for each camp during the week(s) of their camp. Elementary Camps: Ages 7-11.

Elementary Camp hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Middle School Camp hours: 9a.m. – 1 p.m.

Extended care is available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. for an additional fee. Extended care is not available for middle school camp.

If you are interested in having your child attend a camp but have financial concerns, please contact the Education Department

(813) 675- 8987 or ahoffman@tampabayhistorycenter.org

Refund Policy: A refund, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be issued if a written cancellation request is received at least 10 business days prior to the first day of camp.

Camp Reviews

The girls loved the connection with the galleries and activities associated with the galleries. In particular, they so enjoyed the pioneer experience. As to activities, the girls played with their crafts each evening so it was a major success.

This is first and only time I have had my son in ANY after school activity or summer camp that the directors have let me know so thoroughly everything about the camp and what was going on. It was the best experience both my son and I have had with any camp hands down. I have already been recommending the History Center to everyone I know.

Both of my kids love absolutely everything about camp. I love that they love it and there is never any complaining about going. They beg to stay until the very end of the day and get mad if I pick them up early! I also like that they are learning while having fun!

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