Summer Fun at Camp Bayshore
Camp Bayshore is a fun, Christian-centered program for students 3 years old through rising 6th graders that provides a fun and safe place for children from all around the Tampa Bay area. We started our program with just a handful of campers in the early 1980s. Now, 40 years later, we see over 300 campers on campus during a typical camp week!
Ready, Set, Fun!
Bayshore summer campers learn through hands-on experiences as our staff challenges them in fun and exciting ways. Campers enjoy structured and free play, off-campus field trips, shows, music, art, science projects, service projects, and many, many other activities.
Camp Hours of Operation
Camp Bayshore 2023 will be open May 30 - July 28. Camp is open every day, unless otherwise noted, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Camp Costs and Fees
Camp tuition includes all daily activities and field trips. We do not assess an additional cost for before or after care.
Minnows - 3 and 4 year olds - $275 per week
Polliwogs - Rising Kindergartners - $275 per week
Crickets - Rising 1st and 2nd graders - $300 per week
Bullfrogs - Rising 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders - $300 per week
Camp Bayshore requires a non-refundable registration fee. The registration fee for Camp Bayshore 2023 is $75 per child (February 6 - April 30), $100 per child (May 1 - May 29), or $125 per child (May 30 - July 28). This cost covers the online registration, online payment account enrollment, and t-shirts.
We offer a $25 per week discount for additional children of the same immediate family that attend camp during the same week.
CANCELLATIONS: To not be charged the weekly tuition, you must notify the camp director of the cancellation two weeks prior to the week being cancelled. Otherwise, the account will be charged for the tuition. The non-refundable registration fee will not be reimbursed.
We only select Camp Bayshore staff members who profess themselves as Christians and who have an obvious love and previous experience caring for children. We conduct a background check on all potential counselors with final approval of counselors granted by camp and school administration.
We assign an adult counselor who has at least three years prior experience to each age group at Camp Bayshore. All of our adult counselors have received CPR and first aid training. Counselors, at least 16 years old, provide back-up assistance. Camp Bayshore follows the same policy as Bayshore Christian School - Bayshore Christian School is an equal opportunity employer and educational provider committed to a policy of non-discrimination for any member of the school's community. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, nationality, or ethnic origin in hiring practices, policies, and administration. This policy applies to faculty, staff, students, visitors, applicants, and contractors in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations, ordinances, orders, school policies, procedures, and processes.
Child to counselor ratio:
10:1 for 3 - 5 year olds
12:1 for 1st - 6th graders
News and Information
We will close camp for safety reasons if weather conditions become dangerous. You may check for camp closures as follows:
- We will send an email notification to the address provided on your registration form.
- Call the camp cell phone at (813) 528.0588 to hear a message.
- Check online at TBO: The Tampa Tribune under Public Announcements on the Home page. Click on “Tampa” to see a list of closings in the area.
If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Veeser, Camp Bayshore Director, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling her at (813) 839.4297, ext. 300. During the school year, the best way to contact her is via email.
Camp Bayshore Director
My name is Ashley Veeser. Currently, I am the Upper Division English Teacher at Bayshore Christian School, and I am honored to serve as the Camp Bayshore Director! My own experiences at summer camp contributed to the development of my faith and values and played a large part in making me who I am today. I am looking forward to a wonderful summer at Camp Bayshore!
Camp Bayshore 2023 Registration is NOW OPEN!
*Several weeks of Camp Bayshore are at capacity. Registrations which are waitlisted are processed in the order received, and you will receive notification from camp staff if your camper is moved off the waitlist.*
New Camper Registration
Camp Bayshore 2023 will be open May 30 - July 28.
Camp Employment Forms
Seeking qualified and dedicated Christian women and men that wish to work Camp Bayshore this summer and are 18 years or older. Apply on this page. Contact Camp Director Ashley Veeser with questions.
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