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2023 Summer Camps in Sarasota, Manatee - Education

Summer Success Institute offers a camp for students entering kindergarten through eighth grade.
Summer Success Institute offers a camp for students entering kindergarten through eighth grade.
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State College of Florida Coding Academy Summer Camps

SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton; and SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway E., Sarasota

Details: STEM camp covers a variety of topics such as robotics, engineering, computers and technology, game design, coding, manufacturing, entrepreneurship and Minecraft for junior engineers.
Camp dates: 8 a.m. to noon June 19-July 28 for grades 2-5; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12-July 28 for middle school and high school
Tuition: $175 per camper for elementary; $299 per camper for middle and high school
Ages: Grades 2-12
Contact: 941-752-5160 or [email protected]; Click here to register!

Discovery Point Child Development Center Twelve Oaks 

7218 55th Ave., Bradenton

Details: Mission Possible! Campers will have a summer of mystery and adventure from solving mysteries to cracking codes, learning about the spies of the American revolution, computer coding, mind games, creating their own spy kit and an escape room challenge. They will travel through time learning about the different ways throughout the years that coding and spies worked, with a different theme each week. Breakfast, lunch and snacks included.
Camp dates: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 30-Aug. 4. Extended care is available from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuition: Call for information
Ages: 4-12
Contact: 941-200-4250 or [email protected]; Click here to register!

Kiddie Academy of Lakewood Ranch Camp Adventure

4225 Concept Court, Lakewood Ranch

Details: Camp Adventure curriculum is built upon a series of themes designed to inspire children to explore, create, interact and stay active. For younger campers, each day is spent practicing a preschool activity — from throwing and catching to scientific exploration. Older campers gain vital decision-making skills as they assist their teachers in choosing each day’s activities.
Camp dates: May 30-Aug. 9
Registration: Activities fee is $175
Tuition: $275 per week for school age children; $345 per week for 3-5 year olds
Ages: 2-12
Contact: 941-727-9072; Click here to register!

Sarasota Jungle Gardens Zoo Camp

3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

Details: The camp explores nature through hands-on games, crafts, demonstrations and other activities. Come explore behind the scenes as you learn about caring for our animals. There’s lots of animal interactions and trekking through the jungle. You’ll see first-hand what it takes to be a zookeeper.
Camp dates: Weekly sessions 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 5-July 14
Tuition: $270 per week
Ages: 6-11
Contact: 941-355-5305 or [email protected]; Click here to register!

Summer Success Institute

Sarasota Suncoast Academy, 8084 Hawkins Road, Sarasota

Details: Campers will work on reading and math, social skills, self-awareness, character development and community service. Occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and STEM activities will be available.
Camp dates: 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. June 5-July 28 (Extended care available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
Tuition: $349 per week
Ages: Entering K-8
Contact: [email protected];; Click here to register!

TheCoderSchool of Sarasota Summer Camp

TheCoderSchool of Sarasota, 6293 Lake Osprey Drive, Lakewood Ranch

Details: Learn how to code and discover different programming languages. The camp offers different options each week including game development, artificial intelligence and robotics.
Camp dates: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 30-Aug. 4
Tuition: $395 to $595
Ages: 8-18
Contact: 355-2633; [email protected]; 

Doodle Bugs Doodle Day Camp 

11015 Passage Drive, Bradenton

Details: Doodle Day Camp combines learn-through-play and summer fun so children stay active and never stop learning. Camp has weekly themes, field trips, special events and ongoing educational opportunities.
Camp dates: May 29-Aug. 4
Tuition: Call for information
Ages: 3-12
Contact: 757-0330 

Harvest Kids Summer Camp 

14305 Covenant Way, Lakewood Ranch

Details: Each week campers will learn about new topics, including space, the world of sports and interact with wild animals. The camp offers an indoor gym, indoor playground and fun Fridays.
Camp dates: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 30-Aug. 4
Registration: $50 per camper
Tuition: $130-$250 per week
Contact: 907-7333 

Pinnacle Pediatric Therapy Group of Lakewood Ranch

6215 Lorraine Road, Lakewood Ranch

Details: This camp helps prevent the summer slide while students gain skills to boost development and school readiness. The camp focuses on fine motor and sensory skills, handwriting, coordination, expressive language, receptive language, socialization, following instructions, friendship development and games with rules.
Camp dates: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 5-16, June 20-30 (No camp June 19)
Tuition: $1,000 for June 5-16; $900 for June 20-30
Ages: 4-8
Contact: 755-1400 or

The Preschool at Forty Carrots Family Center Camp Carrots

1500 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota

Details: Campers engage in age-appropriate, multisensory, hands-on learning activities using music, movement, language, art and nature.
Camp dates: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 1-30 or July 5-29 Registration: $100 deposit 

Tuition: $900 for one half-day session, $1,800 for both half-day sessions, $1,300 for one full-day session, $2,600 for both full-day sessions
Ages: 3-4
Contact: 365-7716 or

Sea of Strengths Academy

7313 International Place, Suite 90, Lakewood Ranch 

The Reading Station Summer Program

Details: Students will build reading, math and writing skills as well as receive individual attention with small classes taught by experienced teachers.
Camp dates: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for Core Academic Program, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Core Academic Program and Arts Enrichment Program June 12-July 7
Tuition: Call for information
Ages: Entering grades 1-8
Contact: 361-1173  

The Thinking Center of Sarasota

The Thinking Center of Sarasota, 5949 Approach Road, Sarasota

Intensive Summer Reading Camp

Details: All sessions are one-on-one. Participants can expect a pre-assessment to customize literature study; evidence-based strategies to strengthen oral reading, expression, fluency and visualization; novel studies individualized to match each child's interest and reading level; vocabulary building activities; fluency training and practice; and post-assessment of outcome-based learning.
Camp dates: June 1-Aug. 10
Tuition: Call for information
Ages: All ages and grades
Contact: 993-6743 or