Hard to believe spring break has come and gone, which means the school year is winding down! Whether your kids attended virtually or in-person, they all want to stay active, social, and entertained all summer. Check out Playgroundtalk Jax’s Summer Camp Guide for great suggestions to fill up your kiddo’s calendar!
Jax Cooking Studio
Kids are taught to cook with whole foods from scratch. All classes are hands-on, and each child participates in preparing the food. At the end of each day, the kids eat what they have cooked. Yum! Kids also learn about kitchen safety and cleanliness, proper food handling, measuring ingredients, knife safety, how to arrange the kitchen workplace for success, and how to read and follow recipes or even make your own recipes.Ages: 6 and up  Location: Intracoastal West/Beach Blvd
Website: https://jaxcookingstudio.com/summer-camps-for-children/
Each Camp meets Monday-Friday for 3 hours a day; either 9 am-12pm or 1:30 pm-4:30 pm
Camp Sessions:
June 7–11 Sweet and Savory Baking
June 14–18 Italian Cuisine
June 21–25 Iron Chef Bootcamp (AM camp); The Best of Southern Cooking (PM camp)
June 28–July 2 Iron Chef Bootcamp
July 5–9  Sweet Baking & Cake Decorating
July 12–16 International Street Food
July 19–23 Sweet and Savory Baking
July 26–30 Italian Cuisine
August 2–6 Sweet Baking and Cake Decorating
Cost: $315/camp week.

TNT Gymnastics and Fitness

Summer Camp will be starting June 7th and is available for those kids 5-13 years of age.  Sports camp is from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Monday through Friday with extended care options starting at 8:00 AM and ending at 6:00 PM. $190/week with lower costs upon registering for more than one week.
Right now, they are offering an Early Bird Discount of 10% off weekly enrollments if you register by April 12th!

Jax Dragonfly AcademyDo something wild this Summer! Your child an join for an immersive nature camp that gets kids outside, while learning about the environment in a fun, safe way. Led by a Florida Master Naturalist, your kids will experience a true wild education.

Campers will:

  • Go exploring for animals in the forest
  • Learn skills that real scientists use in the field
  • Learn how to create and cook with a fire
  • Explore nature through play and imagination
  • Create crafts and a nature journal of the vibrant Florida landscape
  • Go on science and nature field trips around the city
  • Make friends, sing songs, and have fun!​

This camp is appropriate for kids age 6-12, and runs from 8:30 am – 2 pm daily.  Each day of camp will have a different theme and start each day with a reading and mini lesson, followed by games, songs, and adventure.
WEEK 1

​7/12 Animal Tracks

7/13 Reptiles & Amphibians

7/14 Field Trip: Tree Hill Nature Center

7/15 Early Americans

7/16 Field Trip: Mickler’s Landing

WEEK 2

7/19 Colors in Nature

7/20 Birds

7/21 Field Trip: MOSH

7/22 STEM Day

7/23 Field Trip: Cecil Field Conservation Hike & Swim

WEEK 3

7/26 Insects

7/27 Soil & Decomposers

7/28 Field Trip: Water Warriors in St. Augustine

7/29 Plants

7/30 Field Trip: Hanna Park

FAST First Athletes Sports Training
The Foundation Academy
Jacksonville Zoo
June 7-July 30Jacksonville Surf & Paddle Surf Camp
Get your kids outside with JSP Surf Camp!  JSP Surf Camp is a great way for your little surfer to learn, grow, and have tons of fun this year. Camp is open to any child aged 6-16 who is able to swim. They offer two half day camps, full day options, and when available single day sessions to help fit your busy schedule.

Renaissance Youth Summer Camp
At Renaissance Youth, they believe in growing the whole child, so your child’s days are filled with sports, crafts, STEM activities, and more.
3 different locations: Southside, Arlington, World Golf Village.

Bolles Summer Programs
Baseball, Crew, Dance, Tennis, Photoshop, Minecraft, Soccer, Science and more!

Art of Dance
Several camps: preschool, princess, exceedance, and trolls themed!

We are lucky to have so many options of camps, whether you are looking for sports, the arts, education or exploration! Happy searching!