Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about how to keep your kids engaged and active during the break. Luckily, Volusia County offers a wide range of summer camps for kids of all ages and interests. From sports and arts to science and technology, there’s something for everyone.
Discover the Best Summer Camps for Kids in Volusia County: From STEM to Sports
Summer camps are an excellent way for kids to make new friends, learn new skills, and have fun while staying safe and supervised. Not only do they provide a fun and exciting way to spend the summer, but they also offer a variety of benefits, including improved social skills, increased self-confidence, and enhanced creativity.
How to Register Your Child for a Fun and Engaging Summer Camp in Volusia County Today
Here are some of the best summer camps available in Volusia County, along with registration information:
Volusia County Parks and Recreation:
With locations throughout the county, this summer camp offers a wide range of activities, including sports, arts and crafts, and outdoor adventures. Registration is open now, and the cost varies depending on the location.
Volusia County Parks, Recreation and Culture has scheduled supervised play, games and trips daily from
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 12 through July 28 for children ages 5 to 12.
Five-year-olds must have completed kindergarten. Programs close promptly at 5:30 p.m. Children picked up late will be assessed a $10 late fee per 15 minutes, starting at 5:31 p.m.
The $80 weekly fee includes all field trip entrance fees. Regardless of your child’s attendance, there will be no reduction in weekly fees. There is a one-time $20 non-refundable registration fee per child to participate in the Summer Recreation Program. T-shirts are included in the fee and must be worn on all field trip days.
All fees must be paid by check or money order on Mondays only. CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Checks should be made payable to the County of Volusia, and a driver’s license number must be on all checks.
Volusia County Government’s Community Assistance Division will start accepting 2023 summer camp scholarship applications at 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 10.
Scholarships are awarded to income-eligible households for children between the ages of five and 14. For a child to receive a scholarship, they must have completed kindergarten by the conclusion of the 2022 – 2023 school year. Additionally, children up to the age of 17 planning to attend an approved special needs camp are also eligible to apply for a scholarship.
Scholarship information, an interactive map exhibiting the approved camps and an application are available at volusia.org/scs.
It is preferred for applicants to upload their completed application and supporting documentation through the secure portal at volusia.org/community_assistance/applications. The portal to upload applications will be available at 7:30 a.m. Monday, April 10. Applications may also be mailed or provided in person to the Community Assistance Division, 121 W. Rich Ave., DeLand, FL 32720. Faxed or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
For more information or to request assistance in completing an application, contact Brittany Louis at email@example.com or 386-736-5955, ext. 12285.
Registration will be held on Saturday, May 13, at 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration will be held at the following locations:
- DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd
▪ RegistrationforDeBaryHall,GeminiSprings,and Orange City Elementary camps
- Chisholm Community Center, 520 S. Clara Ave, DeLand▪ RegistrationforChisholmCenter,BoyScout Hut, and Taylor T. DeWitt camps
- Robert Strickland Park, 1670 Robert Strickland Rd, Daytona▪ RegistrationforHollyHillK-8School,Hinson Middle School, James Street Park, and RJ Longstreet Elementary camps
- New Smyrna Beach Regional Library Auditorium, 1001 S Dixie Fwy▪ RegistrationforCoronadoBeachElementary, Edgewater Public School, and Mary DeWees Park campsParks, Recreation and Culture has the right to limit the number of registrants at each of its summer sites.
- Gemini Springs Park, 37 Dirksen Drive, DeBary
- DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.
- Orange City Elementary, 555 E. University Ave.
- Chisholm Community Center, 520 S. Clara Ave., DeLand
- Boy Scout Hut, 716 N. Frankfort Ave., DeLand.
- Taylor T. Dewitt Middle-High School, 100 E. Washington Ave, Pierson
- Holly Hill K-8 School, 1500 Center Street
- R.J. Longstreet Elementary, 2745 S. Peninsula Drive, Daytona Beach 32114
- James Street Park, 1700 S. James St., South Daytona
- David C. Hinson Sr. Middle School, 1860 N. Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach 32117
- Mary DeWees Park, 178 N. Gaines Street, Oak Hill 32759
- Coronado Beach Elementary, 3550 Michigan Avenue, New Smyrna Beach 32169
- Edgewater Public School, 801 S. Old County Road, Edgewater 32132
YMCA Summer Camps:
The YMCA offers several summer camps throughout Volusia County, including day camps and specialty camps. Activities include swimming, sports, and arts and crafts. Registration is open now, and financial assistance is available.
The YMCA Summer Day Camp is a place where children can develop their skills, confidence and blossom new friendships. Each day your child will have tons of fun as they explore new adventures and experience different themes each week.
Summer Day Camp for ages 5-14 yrs offered at 3 locations, Port Orange Y, Ormond Beach Y and Southeast Volusia Y.
DeLand Y offers camp for ages 6-14 years old and Kinder Camp (Ages 4-5) is full of the same fun activities and trips (with some age-specific modifications) as Day Camp. * Only offered at the DeLand Y location.*
Camp runs from June 5th – August 11th , Monday – Friday 7am -6pm.
Rates: Member: $95 Weekly| Community Participants: $115 Weekly
Registration Fee: $50 per participant
Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) payments are required.
Campers will experience: Arts & Crafts, Games & Sports, Team Building, Swimming, Making Friends and so much more…
Click here to register and find more information.
Museum of Arts and Sciences Summer Camps:
This camp focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, as well as art and history. Kids can participate in hands-on activities and experiments, as well as field trips. Registration is open now, and the cost varies depending on the program.
The annual Summer Learning Institute focuses on art, science, and history, with many integrated learning experiences for our students. All classes are taught by education professionals with many years of teaching experience. The Museum of Arts & Sciences and our Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum provide interactive and engaging experiences for each of our Summer Learning Institute students.
City of Daytona Beach Summer Camps:
This camp offers a variety of activities, including sports, arts and crafts, and field trips. Kids can also participate in swim lessons and other aquatic activities. Registration is opening soon, and the cost varies depending on the program.
The city’s popular summer camp program begins June 5 and runs through Aug. 4. This 9-week program is for youth ages 5 to 16 and will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The summer camps will be at these locations:
- Cherry Cultural and Educational Center
- Palm Terrace Elementary School
- Schnebly Recreation Center
- Sunnyland Recreation Center
- Turie T. Small Elementary School
- YSG Cultural and Educational Center
Registration opens Monday, May 1, at the Parks & Recreation Department at City Hall (301. S. Ridgewood Ave.) The camp fee is $270 per youth. A payment plan of $30 per week is available. Scholarships are available online through the Volusia County Community Assistance Division for qualifying youth. To apply for scholarships, visit www.volusia.org/scs. For more information about summer camp, call (386) 671-8337.
Marine Discovery Center Summer Camps:
Get ready for a summer of hands on, feet wet adventures! Campers will participate in scientific activities, hike through nature, explore our waters, investigate new creatures, and more while fostering life long friendships and appreciation for the world around them. This camp focuses on marine science and conservation, with activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, and beach exploration. Kids can learn about marine life and ecosystems and participate in conservation projects. Registration is open now, and the cost varies depending on the program.
Click here to learn about the variety of Summer Camp adventures including descriptions and age ranges.
City of DeBary Summer Sports Camps
Some summer sports camp programs will be starting soon! Have you registered yet? Don’t miss the opportunity for your child to enjoy a summer full of fun in the sun! Contact instructors directly to register for each program!
Other Summer Camp Options to Consider in Volusia County:
ArtHaus Summer Classes and Camps:
ArtHaus offers a wide variety of art classes and camps for all ages. Arts After School classes are taught by current & retired Volusia County Art Educators, as are our youth-oriented Summer and holiday camps. Our upcoming adult painting classes will be taught by professional artists on a rotating schedule.
Click here for schedules and more information.
No matter what your child’s interests are, there’s a summer camp in Volusia County that will suit them. Whether they want to learn new skills, make new friends, or simply have fun, these camps offer a safe and supervised environment for kids to explore, discover, and grow.
To register for any of these summer camps, visit the organization’s website or contact them directly. Spots fill up quickly, so be sure to register as soon as possible to ensure your child’s place.
Daytona Beach Gymnastics
Daytona Beach Gymnastics is hosting a summer specialty camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26-29 at Schnebly Recreation Center, 1101 N. Atlantic Ave. Offered to boys and girls ages 5 and older, this camp includes fitness games, crafts, movie time and fun provided by gymnastics coaching staff. The camp fee is $149. For more information, call (386) 671-3566 or (386) 671-8250. To register for the camp, visit www.CODB.us/Activities.
New Smyrna Beach Leisure Services Summer Sports Camp
NSB Summer Teen Time
Are you between the ages of 12-15 and looking for some summer fun? Then sign up for our upcoming Teen Time! Summer Field Trips at the Babe James Community Center. We’re kicking off the summer season on May 12th with a trip to Ormond Lanes. There is no cost to register but participants need to bring their own spending money. Space is limited, so register early!
Florida Tennis Center Summer Camp
Get into the swing of things this summer at the 2023 Summer Tennis Camp at the Florida Tennis Center. Located at 1 Duce Court, this camp is offered for youth 4 to 16 and will include tennis fundamentals, drills and match play from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday through Thursday beginning June 5. Registration is $250 per week or $75 a day and pre-registration for 3 weeks is $200. For more information, call (386) 671-8901.