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Sports Camps in Florida

How would you like your child to learn basketball at the Orlando Magic basketball camp or learn to play golf at the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy? They can at one of the many Florida Sports Camps that teach everything from basketball and golf to surfing and lacrosse.

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Saddle Brook Tennis Camp

Saddlebrook Tennis Camp in Tampa is a world class training facility

Sports Camps are an excellent way for kids to improve their skills, learn sportsmanship, and make few friends. And Florida has a lot of sports camps.

Related: See our comprehensive list of Summer Camps in Florida

Florida Sports Camps - Table of Contents

Surf Camps
Basketball Camps
Baseball Camps
Football Camps
Golf Camps
Tennis Camps
Cheerleading, Dance and Gymnastics Summer Camps

Summer sports camps typically have a higher level of instruction by professional coaches and experts in the field. Kids get more individual lessons and drills to improve their skills. No matter what sport your child plays there is probably a camp for them.

Surf Camps

if your child loves the beach then surf lessons is a great summer camp.  Many of the camps supply surf boards for campers. 

The Florida Surf School promotes safe surf lessons in a fun environment with professionals.  Newsweek Magazine called this school one of the best in the world. The instructors are American Red Cross CPR Certified Surf Instructors.  The school offers summer camps, Saturday lessons, group lessons, and private lessons.  Call 888-672-4887 to set up surf lessons.

All camps and lessons supply surf boards for their students. Summer camps are from 9:30am to 2:30pm

Florida Surf School offers lessons up and down the Atlantic coast in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Cocoa Beach, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Pierce, Hollywood Beach, Jensen Beach, Jupiter, Melbourne, Miami Beach, Palm Beach, and Sebastian.

David Leadbetter Golf

Practicing in the sand traps at David Leadbetter golf camp, Bradenton, FL

Basketball Camps

Improving the game of basketball takes time with drills and practice.  A basketball summer camp is great in Florida because its indoors.  There’s all levels of basketball camps in Florida held at universities, NBA arenas, YMCA, and local parks and recreation departments. 

Orlando Magic and Miami Heat

Orlando Magic basketball camp and Miami Heat basketball camp are popular because the players get a chance to meet a NBA player.  These camps are professionally run, offer day camps, and overnight camps.

Orlando Magic basketball camps are offered throughout central Florida.  Miami Heat basketball camps are offered in Miami Dade and Broward counties.

Nike Sports Camps

Nike Offers basketball camps in Panama City Florida, Altamonte Springs Florida, and Deland Florida.

Disney Basketball Camp

Disney World Sports Complex – for ages 5 to 16, the week long basketball camp is held at Disney’s sports complex.  The package includes 5 to 1 camper-staff ratio, staying at a Disney World hotel (Animal Kingdom Lodge or All Start Sports Resort), 3 day park hopper pass, and an end of week party at Typhoon Lagoon.

University of Florida Basketball Camp

The University of Florida summer basketball camps are offered for ages 8 to 18.  Age 8 to 9 are day camps and ages 10 to 18 have day camp or overnight camp available. Boy basketball camps and girl basketball camps are both available at UF in Gainesville.

Baseball Summer Camps

Baseball Summer Camps – youth baseball camps offer drills on hitting, pitching, catching, and throwing.  Campers are divided into groups by age and skill level. 

Parks and Recreation Department – around the state of Florida you’ll find the parks and recreations departments offer affordable summer camps for kids.  Many times they team up with a local professionals.

Mike Martin Baseball Camp

Mike Martin Baseball Camp is held in Tallahassee Florida for ages 6 to 10, the Leon County Parks and Recreation department host this week long camp.

Spring Training Baseball Fields

There are 18 major league teams that come to Florida for spring training. Their baseball fields are used during the summer for youth baseball camps.

Following is a list of cities that host baseball major leagues teams spring training and youth summer camps:

  • Bradenton Florida – Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Clearwater Florida – Philadelphia Phillies
  • Dunedin Florida – Toronto Blue Jays
  • Fort Lauderdale – Baltimore Orioles
  • Fort Myers – Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins
  • Jupiter Florida – St Louis Cardinals and Florida Marlins
  • Kissimmee – Houston Astros
  • Lake Buena Vista Florida – Atlanta Braves
  • Lakeland Florida –Detroit Tigers
  • Port St Lucie – New York Mets
  • Sarasota Florida – Cincinnati Reds
  • St Petersburg – Tampa Bay Rays
  • Tampa – New York Yankees
  • Vero Beach – Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Viera Florida – Washington Nationals
  • Winter Haven –Cleveland Indians

Surf Camp

Surfing with an instructor at the Florida Surf School

Football Summer Camps

Summer is great way to build up stamina for young football players.  Through drills, work outs, and scrimmage games, football camps condition players with football techniques to improve their game.

Reggie Nelson Football Camp

Held at Jacksonville University and hosted by the Jacksonville Jaguar’s safety, Reggie Nelson, this football day camp will improve your child’s football skills through drills.

Alex Smith Football Camp

Hosted by Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end, Alex Smith, this youth football camp is held at Warner Southern College in Lake Wales.

Golf Camp

Golf Summer Camp for Kids – improving your swing, physical, and mental conditioning is a focus of golf camps for kids. 

Arnold Palmer Golf Academy

Located at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy is for grades 2 and higher. The program is for serious golfing students who would like to go pro.

David Leadbetter Golf Academy

The David Leadbetter Golf Academy is for ages 8 to 18, the golf academy and year round programs are located in Brandenton Florda.  Young golfers will improve skills on their swings, mental, and physical conditioning.

Tennis Summer Camps

Learning to play tennis or improving your tennis game can be accomplished with tennis clinics or tennis camps.  You’ll learn the importance of keeping your eye on the ball, front hand swings, back hand swing, serves, and strategy for playing doubles. 

Saddlebrook International Tennis Camps

Saddlebrook Tennis Camp has world class tennis training facilities in Tampa Florida for players of all ages.  The Saddlebrook program turns out top ranked tennis players. 

Youth Tennis Foundation

The Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida is an organization created in 1962 to help bring tennis to younger students around the state of Florida.

TOPS’L Beach and Racquet Resort

TOPS’L Beach and Racquet Resort was named one of the top 50 tennis resorts by Tennis Magazine is located in Destin Florida right on the beach.

Ponte Vedra Inn and Club

The Ponte Vedra Inn and Club is located just south of Jacksonville Florida in Ponte Vedra, this club has been rated the #1 tennis resort in the US by Tennis Magazine.  The tennis summer camp is for both novice and experts wanting to improve their game.

Cheerleading, Dance and Gymnastics Summer Camps

Summer in Florida is a great time to work on skills for recreational or competitive cheerleading, dance and gymnastics.  Every town around Florida offers these camps – some are focused on recreational and some are focused on competitions.

Palm Beach Gymnastics, Cheer and Dance is located in West Palm Beach Florida, this program offers programs for youth and adults year round.  It offers ½ day and full day programs throughout the summer. 

The Florida Sports Foundation is a non profit organization that works with Florida’s tourism board to promote sports throughout the state of Florida.  It promotes the Florida’s Sunshine State Games.

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