Best Summer Camps in Sarasota

With summer right around the corner and the promise of life returning to normal on the horizon, many parents are beginning to think about summer scheduling, introducing new routines, and of course, keeping the kiddos entertained! Whether you’re a busy working parent or just looking for something fun and engaging for the kids to do after weeks of being cooped up, summer camp will be a lifesaver this year. There are so many summer camp options in the Sarasota area. Lucky for you, we’ve created a summer camp guide to help you narrow it down and keep your summer planning as stress-free as possible. Below are five of our favorite summer camps in and around Sarasota, FL.

Snapology Summer Camp
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1. Snapology

‍Snapology’s curriculum is designed to build on the math, science and technology knowledge students have gained over the school year to keep them interested and engaged in STEAM year-round. But shh…don’t tell them it’s educational! The best part about Snapology is that their programs are so packed with fun, children will be excited to return to school next year to use what they've learned. Exciting summer camp themes include Adventures with Star Wars®, Gamebots, Junior Creators, Amusement Park Engineering and much more! Snapology also focuses on developing real-world interpersonal skills through sharing ideas, communicating and working together. Check out what this parent had to say about Snapology: “So much fun for kids! The summer camps are a blast and they still got to learn a lot about science. Definitely the best place to send a kid to keep them learning.” There are multiple dates, locations, and themes to choose from. Right now Snapology is offering risk-free summer camp booking to help ease parents' concerns of potential cancellations during these uncertain times. Learn more here.

Kids at CapoKids Camp
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2. CapoKids Camp

Looking for an exciting way for kids to spend the summer? Check out CapoKids Camp! CapoKids Camps focuses on martial arts with learning activities concentrated on balance, acro, brazilian instruments, stick fighting, and grappling. Campers will get to play games and practice exercises while making friends and having fun! There are also field trip days where kids will get to go to parks, movie theaters, Skyzone, pools, and many more fun locations! Camps are separated by pre-K and K-5th grade.

Kids at Art Camp
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3. Art Center Sarasota

Show your creative side with Art Center Sarasota! Art Center Sarasota offers three camp options: Creative Kids Summer Camp for ages 6-10, Emerging Artists Summer Camp for ages 11-15, and 3-Day Picture This Photo Camp 10-15. These art related camps are greats for children of all skill levels. Each week throughout the summer has a different theme so parents can pick the perfect camp for their child's interests. Some themes include under the sea, pumped up mix, all about the animals, and many more! Campers will get to experiment with different forms of art like drawing, painting, pastel art, and more. Instructors are able to adapt projects based on the skill level of the campers to ensure success of each child.

Kids performing
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4. Florida Studio Theater

Looking for a fun way to spend the summer, but still worried about potential health restrictions or just have an unpredictable schedule? Florida Studio Theater is a great option for you! FST School will be offering youth programs for ages 4-17 completely online. These camps are a great way to introduce children to music, dance, and storytelling all from the comfort of your home! Camps run all summer and are separated into three age groups: 4-6, 7-12, and 13-17.

Kid and coach
Photo courtesy of i9 Sports

5. i9 Sports

Get active with i9 Sports! i9 Sports is a great place for baseball, football, soccer, and lacrosse camps. i9 Sports offers camps for kids in kindergarten to 7th grade. Kids will learn the fundamentals of the sport as well as sportsmanship and friendly competition. Camp is held throughout the summer so parents can find the perfect option for their kids!