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Summer Camp at Upper Tampa Bay Park
Summer Camp at Upper Tampa Bay Park

Town 'N Country, Florida - Kids ages 9-15 can fill their summer days with excitement as they explore the great outdoors at Upper Tampa Bay Park.

Upper Tampa Bay Park's Fun With Nature Summer Camp will be held weekdays from June 17 - Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and offers opportunities to improve camping skills, canoeing, fishing, hiking and a variety of educational and fun activities with park rangers. Online registration is now open, and cost is only $120 per two-week session. Discounts are available.

Upper Tampa Bay Park' Fun With Nature Summer Camp includes the following activities: 

  • Canoeing - Participants begin the day with an exhilarating canoe trip through Double Branch Creek. Canoe trails are filled with bends and turns, allowing participants to practice maneuvering skills learned in during the camp. By the end of the two-week session, participants are more than ready for the long trail out to Old Tampa Bay, where manatees and dolphins are often seen.
  • Hiking/Camping Skills - Campers will hike daily on one of the three exploratory trails (Bobcat, Eagle and Otter) in preparation for a three-quarter mile hike to the primitive camp site. During the hikes, campers will spot different plants and animals, while learning valuable camping skills.
  • Fishing - Campers will have the opportunity to relax every afternoon as they fish from the boardwalk and from the warm water. One of the camp highlights is a 5-hour deep sea fishing trip out of Hubbard's Marina. Participants put their fishing skills to the ultimate test as they fish with the big boys aboard the Fisherman II. During this trip, participants are allowed to bring home everything they catch.
  • Ranger Hour - Throughout the camp participants will have the opportunity to meet park rangers and go behind the scenes of the Upper Tampa Bay Park. The rangers will discuss the various animal species, and the unique ecosystem found at this beautiful Park.

Click here for additional information on these summer camps, or contact the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department at 813-635-3500.

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