Full day and half day camps for all ages in Tampa Bay!

Shorecrest Summer Programs

At a Glance

  • Programs run weekly (Dates coming soon)
    • Specialized week-long programs in arts, sports, STEAM, musical theatre, test prep and much more!
    • Traditional day camp by the week or full the whole summer
  • Full day & Half day
  • Before care & After care 
  • Age 4 - grade 12 (and you don't have to be a Shorecrest student)
  • New Alpha student orientation (week-long program for incoming Alpha students)
The smiles don't stop at Shorecrest when classes end! Choose from:
  • Day Camp - traditional summer camp activities with a weekly theme, field trips, art lessons, games and a giant water slide! (age 4 - grade 6.) Half day camp is 4 hours.
  • 1-Week Camps for varying interests for age 4 - grade 12. Enriching learning experiences such as unique STEAM and marine programs, world languages, and even Driver's Education
  • Mix and Match Day Camp with your favorite 1-Week Camps
Summer Program Hours
Full day camps: 9am - 4pm
Half day camps: 9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm
(Supervised lunch from 12-1pm)
Extended Care
Before Care from 7:30 – 9am
After Care from 4 – 5pm

Learn about some Highlighted Camps:

We offer a wide variety of camps, to see a full list of our summer camp programs click here (linking to the google document) or to see some of our highlighted camps scroll below.

Examples of programs for little ones

Sensory Art

In this camp we will put the emphasis on FUN! We will explore different types of slime, play-dough and water materials to build fine motor skills and use the 5 senses. We will also be exploring writing and artistic materials to make works of art! (Limited to 9 campers.)

NASA Jr. Astronaut Training

Grades: 1 - 6

We will be going to Mars in 25 years according to NASA. That puts our students at the right age to lead these exciting journeys, so let’s get a head start on Training! This hands-on program designed with NASA explores all atmosphere, solar system and space phenomena as well the forces of flight, living in space and the challenges of space travel. Children will build their own Skyblazer rocket and experience a real rocket launch.

Fairy Tales & Castles

Do you love princesses or knights? Then come explore Fairy Tales and castles. We will read different fairy tales, make different related projects, build castles, and have a dress up day! 

Pathfinders Marine Explorations

Grades:  2 - 4

Become a marine biologist for a week, and explore the amazing waters of the Bay Area. Discover the sea creatures that inhabit our estuaries using nets to catch them and observe them. Study the importance of clean water for us and marine animals. Learn about the importance of conservation, and put together a real marine animal skeleton. Join Pathfinder Outdoor Education for a week of fun and exploration. Camp will be held at Shorecrest, and buses will pick up and drop off campers on field trip days. Pathfinder, an accredited non-profit organization located in St. Petersburg, has been leading outdoor and environmental education programs for students across Florida since 1993.

Mural Art

Grades: 2-4
Have you seen the murals around the city? Want to become a mural artist? Ever had thoughts of what your mural would look like? Test it out this week. Create a masterpiece like the famous mural artists do. Come with your creativity!

Modding, Networking & Hosting with Minecraft

Grades:  3 - 10
Minecraft is hugely popular because it is collaborative, open-ended and moddable. Our program preserves those qualities and adds a large does of fun! The week begins with learning the game, controls, recipes and a bit about hosting and networking. Next campers are connecting to different worlds hosted on our secure server and experimenting with character skins, mods and custom maps. By day three the kids are building in the Active Learning World that grows over time. Whether adding a room, building a moat or even creating a chessboard, the possibilities are nearly limitless.

Camp Director

Terry Kessel
Director of Auxiliary Programs

Contact the Camp Director


List of 8 frequently asked questions.

Sample programs for middle schoolers

LEGO Robotics

Grades 4-8

Work in a team to build and program a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot. During this camp you will build a LEGO robot from scratch, learn how to program it to travel around a field, follow a line, and pick up objects. Get a taste of what it is like to be a member of a FIRST LEGO League team. Advanced campers will have the opportunity for more advanced building and programming.

Old Florida Summer Fun

Grades:  6 - 9
We’ll get around! Hillsborough River Park to canoe, Aqua Park to bounce, Weedon Island to kayak, Egmont Key to explore, and Buccaneer Bay to play.

A Little Bit of Broadway

Grades:  4-8
This camp is an outlet for creative kids who love Broadway shows and have a passion for writing. Over the course of a week, every child is given an opportunity within their team to help write, choreograph, and produce a one-act show. It’s an immersive experience studying Broadway shows and learning from Broadway guest experts.

Puzzles, Logic & Problem Solving

Grades:  5-8
Students will explore games, puzzles, and challenges that involve logic, reasoning, and problem-solving.

Sample programs for high schoolers

Painting & Drawing

Grades:  7-12
Instructor:  Charla Gaglio, Chair of Shorecrest Upper School Visual Arts

Pro theatre prep

Grades: 6-12
Pro Theatre Prep is a fun, intensive, multi-discipline Theatre training program taught by local professionals and guest instructors from Broadway, Hollywood and London's West End. Program Directors Cheryl Lee and Bill Leavengood vary the curriculum from year to year, but always focus on elements of acting, singing, dancing and improvisation for the stage or film. See a video sneak peek of this camp above.

Open enrollment is offered for high school students. Middle School students, ages 11-13, who have not participated in a Shorecrest Middle School musical production, are required to audition to be accepted into the program.

School Information

5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191

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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.