Did someone say summer camp?

The Suncoast Youth Conservation Center will be holding its inaugural day camp this summer! Our summer camps focus on saltwater fishing and kayaking and are for students who have completed grades 3-8. The cost of camp is $190 per child per week.

Dates and ages of camp are as follows:

Saltwater Fish Camp:
Week 1: June 5-9, Grades 3-5
Week 2: June 12-16, Grades 6-8

Kayak Adventures Camp:
Week 3: June 19-23, Grades 3-5
Week 4: June 26-30, Grades 6-8

Learn a little more about our camp programs:

Saltwater Fish Camp

During fish camp, youth will learn how to rig a rod, tie knots, throw a cast net, build a tackle box, follow the regulations, dissect fish, learn about fish ecology, safe boating skills, hear from a law enforcement officer, do a morning of kayak fishing, seining up baitfish and some team building, arts and crafts camp kind of things. Friday there may be a fishfry and invite your parents fishing for the afternoon. Campers will also receive and go home with their very own rod, reel, tackle box, tackle, and tape measure after fish camp, so they have the supplies and basic skills they need to go fishing on their own anytime!

Kayak Adventures Camp

During Kayak Adventures camp youth will learn on the water safety, signs of the weather, parts of the paddle and kayak, basic kayak strokes and maneuvers, rescues, orienteering, chart reading, and more. Throughout the week they will cover all the material a person needs to know in order to get their safe boater's card-a requirement to operate a vessel in Florida state waters. Campers will even have some creative fun one day buildingboats and racing them down the creek or across the pond. We promise time for kayaking every day.

Don't worry, kayaking is part of fish camp and fishing is park of kayak adventures camp, but the emphasis of material learned is different. It will be a blast!

Kids will also receive a camp shirt and water bottle each week as part of the experience to stay hydrated, happy and healthy.

Download the camp registration form.

Return the completed form and a camp registration fee of $190 to Suncoast YCC Camp, 6650 Dickman Rd., Apollo Beach, FL 33572. Camp is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A confirmation email will be sent to all campers enrolled once packet and check are received.