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Summer Camp Guide for Pasco County

Enrollment is starting soon for many summer camps. Here's a selection of summer camps in Pasco County.

Summer is on the horizon and with it comes a variety of camp options for the young people in your family. From sports focused programs to ones with an emphasis on performing arts, youth will have ample opportunities for enrichment even when the last school bell rings.

Here's a sampling of summer camp options in and around Pasco County:

New Port Richey Area Camps:

Name: City of New Port Richey Summer Camp 

Location: New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatics Center, 6630 Van Buren St, New Port Richey, Fla.

Type of camp: Recreation/Swimming/Games/Arts and Crafts

Cost: $400/8 weeks; Non-residents: $480/8 weeks

When: June 18-Aug.10 from 7:30a.m.-5:30p.m.

Registration Details: Contact location for registration information

Details: Campers ages 6-13 will participate in indoor and outdoor activities, arts and crafts, games, field trips, special events, guest speakers, swimming and more.

For more information call: 727-841-4560

Name: Horse Camp at Angels Meadows

Location: Angels Meadows, 28432 Saint Joe Road, Dade City, Fla.

Type of camp: Horse Back Riding/Recreation/Arts and Crafts

Cost: $175 per week

When: June 4-Aug.9 from 8:30a.m.-4:00p.m.

Registration Details: Contact location for registration information

Details: Campers aged 6 and up take part in daily horse feedings, grooming, riding and instruction. Arts and crafts and horse shows round out the summer camp experience.

For more information call: 813-494-3066

Name: Music Matters Summer Camp

Location: Music Matters, 4112 Little Road
New Port Richey, Fla.

Type of camp: Music/Instruction/Performance

Cost: $150 first week/$100 each additional week

When: June 15-Aug.17 from 9:00a.m.-1:30p.m.

Registration Details: Contact location for registration information

Details: Campers ages 5-10 will get hands on experience with a variety of instruments from piano, violin, drums and the ukelele.

For more information call: 727-834-8856

Pasco County Summer Camps:

Name: Pasco County Parks and Recreation Summer Camp

Location: Various schools and recreation centers in Pasco County.

Type of camp: Sports/Recreation/Games

Cost: Prices range per location generally $15-$60 per week.

When: June 24-August 9 from 7:30a.m.-6:00p.m.

Registration Dates: Registration information online.

Details: Campers 5-13 can chose from 10 programs at a variety of locations across Pasco County.

For more information call: 813-929-2760

Name: YMCA of the Suncoast Summer Camp

Location: James P. Gills Family Branch YMCA, 8411 Photonics Drive, New Port Richey, Fla.

Type of camp: Sports/Arts/Life Skills

Cost: $85-$115 per week depending on camp.

When: Dates vary but generally June 10-Aug. 16 from 7:00a.m.-6:30p.m.

Registration Details: Registration information online

Details: Youth and teens experience indoor and outdoor activities to motivate, stimulate and recreate them during the summer. Parents and campers can select from a wide variety of camp programs from sports camp to art camp.

For more information call: 727-375-9622

Name: Pasco Arts Council Summer Camp

Location: Pasco Arts Council and The Arts Center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday, Fla.

Type of camp: Art

Cost: Weekly rates range from $60-$80 for non-members, $40-$70 for member

When: June 19-July 27. Class times vary.

Registration Dates: Register online at your participating location.

Details: Campers ages 8-13 will be led by skilled artists in drawing, creative painting, pottery, mobiles and print making.

For more information call: 727-845-7322

Do you know of a great summer camp in New Port Richey? Let us know in the comments.

Discovery Point 47 May 02, 2013 at 05:33 PM
Discovery Point #47, located at 8700 Trouble Creek Rd, New Port Richey is also enrolling for Summer Camp. Summer Camp at Discovery Point is perfect for children ages 2 - 10 years.
Meredith Jesace May 02, 2013 at 08:52 PM
While it isn't a camp, it's always worth it to check out your local library's Summer Reading Programs and other events, most of which are generally free. Visit the New Port Richey Public Library blog for more info and a calendar of events. Kids can read to earn prizes! http://www.nprlibrary.org/blog.html
Sherri Lonon May 03, 2013 at 01:32 AM
Great suggestions. Thank you both!
Chris Botarf May 06, 2013 at 03:58 PM
The Cub Scouts are planning a day camp from 6/10-6/14 at James Grey Preserve. http://www.wcfcbsa.org/camping/cub-scout-camping/cub-scout-day-camps/199
Mickia May 24, 2013 at 10:45 PM
Does anyone know of camps or activities for teens 14-18 years old in Pasco?

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