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Guide to Summer Camps in Sarasota

As busy moms ourselves, we know that finding summer camps in Sarasota is on the top of every mom’s list of things to figure out. While summer in Sarasota makes many think of hot sunny days at the beach, cooling off at local splash pads or running around at the park, we KNOW as moms that it can also be a frustrating time when you are struggling to piece childcare and entertainment together week-by-week and month-by-month. We know our kids would love to spend every day at Disney, but we know that’s not feasible. We hope that this guide to summer camps in Sarasota provides the insight you need to plan a fun and stress-free summer.

A special thanks goes out to all of the sponsors that helped us make this guide possible. If you would like your camp to be included in this guide please email lauren{@}sarasotamomsblog{dot}com. If you’d like to see a comprehensive list of camps in and around Sarasota click HERE.

Let’s explore where we can send our little happy campers this summer!


The Out-of-Door Summer Academy offers unique academic, sports, STEM, and day camps for children ages 4 – 17. With full day programs available, the Out-of-Door Summer Academy provides the most OUTstanding summer experiences in Sarasota!

Highlights include:

  • Camps led by Out-of-Door faculty and staff
  • Sports camps led by Out-of-Door coaches
  • Camps offered on both Siesta Key and Lakewood Ranch campuses
  • Extended day offered for our full day programs

The Out-of-Door Academy has a tradition of academic and extracurricular excellence. Our campuses and state-of-the-art facilities provide the perfect setting for campers to excel, focus, review, enrich, improve, and learn. Every camper in our Summer Academy will benefit from personalized attention, meaningful and engaging activities, and the chance to explore and indulge his or her talents with peers who share similar interests.

444 Reid Street
Sarasota, FL 34242


At Foundation for Dreams, we believe in giving children with special needs and chronic illnesses ages 7-17 a place where they are not only accepted, but celebrated. 
Our program, Dream Oaks Camp, offers residential and day camp sessions during the summer as well as year-round residential weekend sessions. Dream Oaks fosters an environment of support and inclusion, where a child can imagine, dream and achieve. By modifying strategies to include participation of all campers, children engage in our unique camp activities, learn new skills and develop productive behaviors while having a blast! When a child attends our program, staff and parents collaborate to identify targeted, individualized goals for the child to progress towards while at camp. By focusing on each child’s strengths and abilities, staff members facilitate these goals throughout the camp session and encourage campers towards success. By providing intensive staff training and low camper-to-staff ratios of 3:1 or better, each child receives individualized care and support. 
Not only does Foundation for Dreams provide support for children, but strengthens the overall family unit by acting as a resource and respite for parents/caregivers. Parents/caregivers receive a period of extended, overnight respite to spend time with loved ones, relax and recharge to improve overall family health and wellbeing. 

16110 Dream Oaks Place
Bradenton, FL 34212


Youth programs at the Y focus on nurturing the potential of children and helping them grow in spirit, mind and body. We encourage fun and friendship and provide the opportunity for young people to build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills and make lasting memories. Whether you choose an outdoor adventure camp, sports camp or our traditional day camp, our programs create a fun atmosphere for your child to actively participate in a wide range of activities, all while incorporating our character development program. Register for camps and programs at Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Branch and Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch.

Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Branch
1075 S. Euclid Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34237


Campers will explore the community, participate in sports, be creative, acquire valuable life skills, make new friends and have fun. Runs from
June 7 – August 11 and we are open the week of 4th of July.

201 S. Tuttle Ave
Sarasota, FL 34237

i9 Sports

Kids enjoy a Multi Sport Full Day Camp in Lakewood Ranch. Click on the link for more information.
Week 1: 6/12/17 – 6/16/17  and Week 2: 6/19/17 – 6/23/17
10535 Portal Crossing
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211

Want to be a part of our 2016 Summer Camp Guide?

We want to show our readers all the great camps available right here in the Sarasota area. Partnering with us allows your business greater visibility with a large targeted market of local families. Join us and help enrich the lives of Sarasota Moms!

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