PETERSBURG — Get ready for two weeks of fun activities for your children during Pinellas County School’s winter break at St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department’s winter camps. The camps will take place Monday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, from 7:30-5:30 p.m. at 11 recreation center locations and Boyd Hill Nature Preserve.
The Parks and Recreation Department offers the following winter camps:
- Elementary and middle school camps are offered to children in kindergarten to eighth grade where they can enjoy full-days of games, sports, arts and crafts, special events and field trips.
Camp fee is $72 per week for two weeks. Extended care is offered from 7-7:30 a.m. and 5:30-6 p.m. for an extra $5 per week. Fee assistance is available for qualified city residents. Snacks are included, but lunch is not provided. Space is limited.
- Nature camps are offered during the winter break at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve for children ages three to 13.
- Sprouts Camp, for children ages three to four, allows young campers to enjoy nature through stories, songs, games and crafts. The camp is offered in two-week sessions from 9 a.m. to noon. Week one runs Dec. 26-28 for $40, and week two runs Dec. 31 and Jan. 2-4 for $50.
- Young Naturalist Camp, for children ages five to six, focuses on nature and science through exciting activities that include hikes, games and studies of plants and animals. The camp is offered from Dec. 31 and Jan. 2-4 from 9-4 p.m. for $100 for the week. Extended care is available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. for $20 for the week.
- Wild Explorers Camp, for children ages five to 11, gives campers the opportunity to explore the natural wonder of Florida with hands-on activities. The camp is offered in two-week sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Week one runs Dec. 26-28 for $80, and week two runs Dec. 31 and Jan. 2-4 for $100. Extended care is available from 8 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. for week one at $15 for the week and for week two at $20 for the week.
- Pioneer Camp, for children ages seven to 13, allows campers to experience a time when family, friendship and character were as important as food, water and shelter. The camp is offered in two-week sessions from 9-4 p.m. Week one runs Dec. 26-28 for $80, and week two runs Dec. 31 and Jan. 2-4 for $100. Extended care is available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. for $20 for the week.
The city’s very popular camp programs are designed to give youth a fun, engaging and memorable experience while school is out. All camps provide creative activities conducted by well-trained staff. Indoor and outdoor activities and special events are sure to keep children entertained.
For more information about the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department’s seasonal camps, visit www.stpeteparksrec.org/camps or contact (727) 893-7441.