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Specialty Nature Day Camps

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 10119 Windhorst Rd Tampa FL 33619  See map

The Specialty Day Camps are two-week camps specializing on a specific topic held at County Regional Parks. These camps are designed around educational outdoor activities at Hillsborough County's parks, trails and waterways.

These are listed below: 

Specialty Nature Day Camps
The Specialty Day Camps are two-week camps specializing on a specific topic held at County Regional Parks. These camps are designed around educational outdoor activities at Hillsborough County's parks, trails and waterways.

  • E.G. Simmons Fishing Camp, 2401 19th Ave. NW in Ruskin

E.G. Simmons Park offers two fun-filled weeks of fishing and outdoor skills for those ages 9-15. Activities include canoeing, camping and swimming. Guest speakers will include local outdoor celebrities. Camp will end with a deep sea fishing trip.

  • Flatwoods Bicycle Camp, 14302 Morris Bridge Road in Thonotosassa

Flatwoods Park offers a unique bicycle camp for teens age 13-17 only. Although this camp focuses on bicycling, it offers so much more. Activities include biking, canoeing, conservation, ecology, hiking, nature and fishing activities. Bicycle safety, basic bicycle maintenance, and orienteering will also be covered.

  • Upper Tampa Bay Fun With Nature, 8001 Double Branch Road in Tampa

The Upper Tampa Bay Park offers the perfect camp for those who love Florida's wildlife, and want to learn more about Hillsborough County's nature. This camp is designed for children ages 8-15. Participants will experience canoeing, fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing. This camp includes field trips to regional aquariums and a deep sea fishing charter.

  • Eureka Springs Heritage Garden Camp, 6400 Eureka Springs Road in Tampa

Eureka Springs Park offers the opportunity to explore Hillsborough County's historic arboretum with Florida's master gardeners. This camp is for children ages 9-12. Camp participants will experience how gardens and people fit into the natural environment. They will learn to compost, identify garden insects and diseases, and observe seasonal changes. They will also compile a journal to document their experiences of what they learned and participated in during their gardening cycles.

This camp offers a unique opportunity to learn about Eureka Springs' history, meet new friends, learn new things, and go on fun field trips to the USF Botanical Garden, a downtown green roof complex, and Tampa Bay History Center.

  • Lettuce Lake Canoe and Nature Camp, 6920 E. Fletcher Ave. in Tampa

Lettuce Lake Parks offers the opportunity to experience nature through hands-on interaction. This camp is designed for children ages 10-15. Participants will learn the basics of backpacking, building a fire, canoeing, camping, pitching a tent and hiking while identifying native plant and animal species. This camp will finish with a 3-hour paddle down the Hillsborough River.

 

Registration for Specialty Nature Day Camps 
Monday - Friday, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the main office only 10119 Windhorst Road, Tampa, FL 33619


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