Summer Camps In & Around Jacksonville

A special thanks to all the camps that sponsored this guide and for their programs they provide that keep our happy little campers busy all summer long!
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Welcome to the 2024 Jacksonville Summer Camp Guide! It can be hard to get our heads around the fact that summertime will be arriving in Jacksonville soon, but spring is a great time to plan ahead for what will keep the kiddos occupied and engaged when school is out. That’s where summer camps come in!

We know that summer camps are at the top of the list of things parents need to figure out early. While summer makes us think of popsicles, parks, and festivals we KNOW as moms that it can also be a frustrating time where you are struggling to piece childcare together week by week and month by month. From Art to Tech, Theatre to Cooking, Sports to STEM, and plenty in between indoors and out, we hope this Guide to Summer Camps in and around Jacksonville helps you plan for a fun and memorable summer, full of exploring and new experiences!


Episcopal summer programs are for students includes specialty camps, academic classes, sports, fine arts, and various activities. From fishing and Eagle Arts to volleyball and Spanish, algebra prep to chemistry, come spend the summer on campus at Episcopal!

Ages: Kindergarten – 12th Grade
Dates: June thru August
Cost: Varies, $150 and up

Episcopal School of Jacksonville
Episcopal School of Jacksonville
Episcopal School of Jacksonville

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Grit Camp is a summer sports camp designed to develop mental, physical, and emotional resilience in young people. As mental performance coaches, they draw on decades of entrepreneurial and athletic experience to teach kids life and success principles that will help them lead a happy and healthy life. Their teaching tools are brought to life through field and court sports as well as calisthenics (i.e. basketball, flag football, soccer, agility training, etc).  They have a carefully curated roster of counselors that includes male and female college and high school athletes in a variety of sports (and more counselors per camper than any other camp). Their core DNA can be summed up in the GRIT CREED which is taught through example, practice and structured play, daily movie and video instruction, and guest speakers including college and professional athletes and coaches.

Ages: 1st – 8th Grade
Dates: Late May thru July
Cost: $250 – $300


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Tommy Hulihan Basketball is offering sports camp, basketball camp, basketball training, and basketball league this summer!

Ages: Kindergarten – 6th Grade
Dates: June thru July
Cost: $160

Tommy Hulihan
Tommy Hulihan
Tommy Hulihan

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The Discovery School has been serving the Jacksonville Beach area for over 30 years and remains committed to cultivating an inclusive and vibrant community that promotes knowledge, creativity, independent thinking, and mutual respect. The Discovery School offers a wide variety of educational, athletic, and creative camps for children ages 3 through 14 for the Summer of 2024! Both half and full-day programs will run from June 3rd through the week of July 22nd and include arts & crafts, photography, chess, improv, sports, pre-writing and handwriting, and many more! Let The Discovery School share another summer of fun with your child in a nurturing and positive environment.

Ages: Kindergarten through 14 years
Dates: June 3rd – July 22
Cost: TBA

Guide to Summer Camps In & Around Jacksonville
Guide to Summer Camps In & Around Jacksonville
Guide to Summer Camps In & Around Jacksonville

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Find your fun at Summer Day Camp at the YMCA! Every two weeks, a new theme will help campers discover new skills, build self-confidence and feel a sense of achievement and belonging. There is no better place for kids to connect, make new friends, try new things, and discover their potential. Camp activities include STEM, Art, Character Development, Welcome & Inclusion Activities, Indoor/Outdoor Games, Swimming and more! We look forward to meeting campers and having a safe, fun summer.

Ages: 5-12 (5-15 at Baker camp location) *Child must be age 5 as of January 1, 2024
Dates: Varies by location.
Cost: Varies by camp location.

Guide to Summer Camps In & Around Jacksonville
Guide to Summer Camps In & Around Jacksonville
Guide to Summer Camps In & Around Jacksonville

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Since 1909, Camp Immokalee has been providing safe, fun, and high-quality summer resident camp programs for youth in Florida and around the world. Immokalee campers learn to care for themselves, others, and the world around them while building life and activity skills through camp activities. Grit, gratitude, and character are 21st-century skills every young person will need to succeed, and our camp activities are carefully designed to get kids out of their comfort zone and develop leadership skills while building community and having fun.

Campers live in cabins with other campers of their own age and gender, and under the guidance of their assigned camp counselor. Cabin life teaches young people self-sufficiency, contributing to a small community, and stewardship of their cabin and camp.

Immokalee provides campers with the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature, and through that experience, learn about themselves and connect with others. With this purpose in mind, they keep Immokalee a tech-free zone. Cell phones and other media devices are not allowed at camp in order to protect the privacy of all campers and to prevent campers from immersing in a screen instead of in the camp environment and community. Digital or disposable cameras are welcome, and allow campers to select what images they would like to share with friends and families after their time at camp is over.

At YMCA Camp Immokalee, it is the belief that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. They provide an exciting, safe community for everyone to explore the outdoors, try new things, and make lasting friendships and memories. They day camp and resident camp sessions push campers to challenge by choice. There’s truly no place like YMCA Camp Immokalee.

Guide to Summer Camps In & Around Jacksonville
Guide to Summer Camps In & Around Jacksonville
Guide to Summer Camps In & Around Jacksonville

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Welcome to Jacksonville’s Best Summer Camp where you will embrace the moments and cherish the TIME! At JCAmp, children will experience enrichment through teamwork, instilled self-confidence, learning to make a difference and practicing empathy. Campers will gain leadership skills, develop a greater appreciation and respect for cultural differences, engage in team-building activities and enjoy 35 acres of outdoor space thanks to community partners at the Jacksonville Jewish Center. The JCAmp experience is an ideal setting for kids to learn and grow during their summer days. Campers can choose from a wide range of engaging, enriching activities. From the arts and music to carnivals, concerts, science and sports, JCAmp offers more than just a place to spend summer days. Discover all that’s planned for your young camper at JCAmp this summer!

Ages: 2-16 years old
June thru August

Guide to Summer Camps In & Around Jacksonville
Guide to Summer Camps In & Around Jacksonville
Guide to Summer Camps In & Around Jacksonville


JCDS is excited to offer a fun and engaging calendar of camps this summer, all while providing healthy meals, and maintaining a safe environment. Eight, one week camp sessions are offered for students entering Pre K 4 – 6th grade next fall. Campers may choose from specialty topic camps, or the ‘Summer Sharks’ Day camp. For over 50 years, Jacksonville Country Day School has provided students with a high-quality and enriching summer day camp program. Campers experience a wide range of activities including arts and crafts, daily pool time, music, games, sports, fun field trips, and more! JCDS is proud to offer a number of quality and exciting specialty camps. The offerings include dance, art, academic preparation, musical theater, and even archery! The camp is staffed with trained counselors who allow the campers to be creative and express their individuality, while providing leadership in a safe, fun environment.

Ages: PreK – 6th Grade
Dates: June – July
Cost: $220/week, specialty camps: $300 – $400/week.

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The Knight School Chess Academy of Jacksonville will be hosting summer camps at Bolles San Jose, Bolles Ponte Vedra, JCDS, The Discovery School Jax Beach, Jewish Community Alliance San Jose Blvd, and San Juan Del Rio Catholic School. Chess Camp is a super-fun, high-energy experience for kids ages 6-13 years old. Camp participants celebrate a new chess tactic each day with silly videos, music-driven puzzlers for prizes, colorful Tactix Bands, chess movies, and clock slapping tourneys. TKS Summer Chess Camps are the perfect way to keep your brain sharp during the summer while having an absolute blast!

Ages: 6-13 years old
Dates: May 28th – August 9th. Camps are Monday thru Friday with Half and Full day options available.
Cost: Varies per location

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Welcome to Code Ninjas Summer Camps 2024, the intersection of Tech and Adventure! Embark on an electrifying journey into the future of technology with cutting-edge camps. At Code Ninjas, they don’t just code; they craft an unforgettable adventure, elevating your child’s tech and STEM skills. What’s in store for your tech whiz? AI: Unleash the power of AI, exploring machine learning and neural networks. Cybersecurity: Equip your genius with digital defense skills. Minecraft & Roblox: Turn gaming passion into coding prowess, learning to mod, script, and create virtual worlds. Robotics: Bring robots to life with hands-on building, programming, and coding. YouTube Creators: Unleash your child’s inner content creator, mastering video production and storytelling for their own YouTube channel. Join Code Ninjas for an adventure that shapes the future!

Ages: 6 years old and up
Dates: May thru August
Cost: Varies per location

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Bloom: A growing practice that prioritizes children’s health and wellness. Bloom began as a pediatric rehabilitation practice and has since expanded to include the Bloom Nutrition Academy. Their academy offers engaging after-school programs, immersive cooking lessons, and health-oriented summer camps that emphasize the development of lifelong healthy habits. The practice was founded by a board certified behavior analyst and feeding specialist who conducted intensive feeding therapy for children with selective eating habits. Bloom Nutrition Academy and Wellness Warriors were subsequently established to educate all children on the value of healthy practices such as nutritious eating and cooking.

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Very Small Camp Sizes + Unique Topics = SUPER SUMMER FUN!

Join Bolts & Bytes Maker Academy for some of the most fun & unique Summer Camps in Jax for makers ages 6 – 13! We offer a variety of week-long summer camps in Robotics, Coding, 3D Printing, Woodworking, Battle Bots, Hands-On Engineering, DIY Building, LEGO Imagineering and even offer Girls-Only Programs! Camps meet at our Jacksonville Beach makerspace for a full week of morning or afternoon sessions. Our programs are project-based and very hands-on, because we believe that kids learn best when they are actively involved in making projects that really interest them.

OUR CAMPS TEND TO FILL UP FAST! We feature very small camp sizes and fun projects, so our camps tend to fill up very quickly. Don’t miss out on some of the most fun Summer Camps in Jax! Visit our website listed below to find open spots and to register your child today!

Ages: 6-13 years old
Dates: June thru August
Cost: $385 per week

Summer Camps In & Around Jacksonville

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​NEXT STOP BROADWAY® is a week-long musical theatre intensive consisting of classes, workshops, and rehearsals focused on the “Golden Age of Broadway.” The staff of Broadway professionals teaches songs and choreography from classic Broadway productions and replicates the process of putting on an authentic Broadway show.

Next Stop Broadway is unique among the vast amount of theatre programs available for musical theatre loving youth. It is a five-day intensive that focuses on being in the ensemble of a classic Broadway show!

This program encourages teamwork and is designed to teach the importance of building a strong Ensemble. All participants are part of the Ensemble; no auditions are required and there are no “lead” roles. Previous theater experience is celebrated but not necessary, and anyone with an interest in the performing arts is welcome.

Through the rehearsal process of selections from classic musicals, the ensemble sings, dances, and acts, and each member has their chance to shine. This summer cast members will explore the work of Lerner and Loewe, and will perform selections from Brigadoon and My Fair Lady. In addition to the big musicals, the cast is divided into smaller groups where they get to engage their creativity in writing, directing, choreographing, and starring in their own mini-musicals. The week culminates with an “Opening Night” performance for family and friends on Friday.

Summer Camps In & Around Jacksonville

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At Doing Dishes Pottery Studio, they believe that painting pottery and fusing glass should be fun, relaxing and affordable for all ages. Their family friendly studio offers a wide selection for a personalized experience in a warm atmosphere with a welcoming smile. They have over three hundred pieces of bisque to choose from and plenty of stamps, stencils, and idea books to help you create your perfect, personal design. Once you complete your piece, it will be dipped in a clear glaze and fired in one of their on-site kilns. Your pieces will be ready to pick up in 1 week. You do not need a class or to make a reservation, however reservations are recommended for guaranteed seating. It’s that easy!

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Join in the fun-filled adventures of Spring River’s Summer Camp 2024! Each week’s activities will center around an elemental theme — Earth, Water, Fire, and Air! Weekly indoor and outdoor activities will include seasonal songs/music/stories, themed crafts, nature hikes in local parks, trips to the beach for exploratory learning and play, nature journaling, and guided relaxation. Activities will revolve around the weekly theme, such as watercolor and wet felting during Water Week or making beeswax candles during Fire Week. Campers will have lunch at home before they arrive at noon but can bring their own healthy snacks and enjoy making yummy organic snacks with their fellow campers, such as rice cakes with seed butter, or refreshing fruit smoothies.

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The University of North Florida’s College of Education and Human Services is hosting Ozzie’s Playful Computing Camp; a one-of-a-kind experience for 1st-5th graders where they explore coding, physical computing using robots, and game design through a combination of Scratch, Lego Education, and exciting unplugged activities in the UNF STEP Lab. With a camper-to-adult ratio of 6:1, your 21st-century learner will receive individualized attention and support from licensed and trained computer science teachers in a collaborative and nurturing environment. Campers can join for one or all three of the themed weeks!

Ages: 1st – 5th grades
Dates: June 10 -14; June 17-21; June 24-28
Cost: $350 per week or $1,050 for 3 full weeks of camp. (Discounts available for UNF faculty, staff, and current students.)

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This 1-week fashion camp provides a blend of quality industry experts with a well-rounded approach to fashion. Made especially for girls ages 8-12, they’ve created activities and discussions that are relevant to establishing their own personal style. Students will cover fashion techniques, fashion illustration, style vision boards and designing outfits. They will finish camp each day with a project to take home. Camp will be limited to 11 campers with a snack provided during break.   DEADLINE TO REGISTER – June 3, 2024

Ages: 8-12 year old (girls)
Dates: June 10-14, 2024 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $175 per session
Location: Aspire Church San Marco

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Register today at the top-rated tech camp for 25 years and counting! iD Tech is the very best experience built around your child—their interests, their skill level, and their goals for the future. Trusted by the world’s top universities and over 1,000,000 parents, iD Tech is where kids and teens learn from the best—coding, game development, robotics, and more.

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Does your child struggle with slow reading, dyslexia, attention deficits, difficulty spelling or poor memory? Bridge your child’s reading gap at The Morris Center Summer Brain Camp! Get registered for camp May 28th-August 2nd, 2024. Full day or half day options available with a daily snack provided.

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Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center is excited to announce the dates and details of Camp Chatter, our summer program focused on enhancing speech & language skills for children ages 3-7. We invite your children to participate in an exciting 6-week adventure full of games, crafts, music, stories, and other fun activities! If you’re interested in the program, please complete this registration form. For 75 years, the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center (JSHC) has served the speech, language, and hearing needs of the Northeast Florida community with the mission “to provide the highest quality professional and compassionate care to all individuals in our community with speech, language, and/or hearing disorders, regardless of ability to pay.” JSHC is currently the only non-profit agency in Northeast Florida accredited for both speech-language pathology and audiology services. Our vision is that every individual in Northeast Florida is able to communicate effectively.

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St. Johns Country Day School is an independent, coeducational private college preparatory school serving grades PreK through 12th in Orange Park, FL. As we gear up for another season of sunshine and smiles, we invite you on our campus for Summer Camp! Our speciality camps are academic, athletic, and skill-based. Enjoy the arts, dance, sports, writing and reading enrichments, coding, and much more in over 30 camp programs!

Summer Camps In & Around Jacksonville

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Sea Walker Surf and Beach Camp is a collaboration of Beaches Nature Therapy and Sea Walker Surf. We offer an inclusive, low pressure, high fun camp for kids ages 5+ led by occupational therapists and experienced surf instructors. We seek to build a lifetime connection to nature, so if kids aren’t ready to surf, we offer beach games, art, sandcastle building, and play! We are a direct Step Up For Students-UA provider.

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Chantel Beidleman
Born and raised in the Aloha state and a traveling gypsy at heart, Chantel left the nest fresh out of high school and headed off for college in sunny Southern California. Almost a decade later she met and fell madly in love with her hubby who whisked her off to the great Midwest. After five brutal winters in Nebraska, Chantel realized that home will always be where the ocean is (and the snow isn’t), so off to Jacksonville they went, where this Hawaiian girl now spends her days as a stay-at-home wrangler to her two baby bears. Prior to becoming a household CEO, she joyfully spent her time as the Program Assistant Director of a preschool. Digging deep into wellness and health is her jam alongside spontaneous dance parties with her kiddos are what sing to her soul. Chantel is wildly passionate about advocating for her son, who lives with multiple severe food allergies. You can find her out and about on a daily basis as she is a self-proclaimed busy body and loves hitting up the beach or exploring new spots in town while homeschooling her kiddos. If you ever see this fast-paced mama on the go, be sure to say hi because she is always up for meeting new people and making new friends!


  1. do you have to attend any of these school to do these activity. we just moved here and tryin find stuff for my 5 years old just to stay busy but also just be a kid..

  2. Thank you for the list. I’m having a challenge finding a camp for my five year old daughter. I’m interested in performing arts. I’m open to nearby counties – ie St. John’s, Clay, and Nassau. Do you have any suggestions?


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