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2024 Tampa Bay Boating & Fishing Summer Camp

TBKA Boating & Fishing Summer Camp returns to Oldsmar

Register now for 2024 Summer Camps!

Get your kids out on the water this summer with Tampa Bay Kayak Anglers’ Boating & Fishing Summer Camp in Oldsmar. Developed for young anglers of all skill levels, campers will be taught how to rig a rod, tie knots, select and seine baits, build a tackle box and navigate a Jon boat. As we explore Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve, campers will learn first-hand about fish ecology, safe boating skills, and how to follow current regulations.

 

If you’re looking for Tampa Summer Camps that get your kids outside and active, our program will do just that. The TBKA Boating & Fishing Summer Camp is perfect for children and teens interested in fishing, boating, marine biology, conservation or fish ecology. This one-week Summer Camp in Oldsmar will include hands-on learning, special guest demonstrations, team building exercises, and art projects. Plus, each camper will receive their own rod, reel, and tackle box to keep – all the supplies they will need to go fishing after the camp is over.

Oldsmar recreation cards are available for purchase by residents and non-residents. Safety Harbor, Dunedin and Tarpon Springs rec card holders receive the same benefits as Oldsmar Rec Card holders.

Residents and non-resident applicants will need to fill out an application form and pay the applicable fee.

Learn more about the Oldsmar Recreation Card >

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Campers

Coed anglers, ages 10-17

Dates

Beginners: June 10-14 or July 8-12
Intermediate: June 17-21 or July 22-26
Advanced: June 24-28 or July 29 - August 2

Time

9 AM - 3 PM

Price

$275 per child per week.
Oldsmar Rec Card required.

How to Apply for Summer Camp Scholarship

Our scholarship opportunities are uniquely designed to support young individuals who share a passion for fishing and boating. Applicants are required to write a Personal Statement: A brief essay (300-500 words) that vividly expresses the applicant’s love for fishing and boating, and how the scholarship will serve as a catalyst for their dreams. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity! The application deadline for the June camps is 5pm on May 24th. Winners will be announced on Monday, May 27th. For the July camps, the deadline is 5pm on June 21st, with winners announced by June 24th. To apply for a summer camp scholarship, please submit your essays to info@tampabaykayakanglers.org. In your email, please include the following details: camper’s name, age, the parent or guardian’s contact information (name, phone number and email address), and the camp level (Beginners, Intermediate, or Advanced).

Scholarships made possible thanks to the generous support of

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3 Program Levels

Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced

This year, TBKA is introducing advanced level fishing camps in Florida. Campers who have completed  prior levels of our Boating & Fishing Summer Camp are welcome to register for the following level. Campers can progress through the levels and  put their new skills into practice right away.

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Conservation Efforts

Campers Help Remove Invasive Species

Mayan Cichlids are a non-native, invasive species that is widespread throughout Florida. This non-native species has become a nuisance for the FWC to control in Tampa Bay. In 2022, TBKA campers fished hundreds of cichlids out of local ponds, helping preserve our struggling native species in Tampa Bay. 

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Oldsmar Rec Card

How It Works

Oldsmar recreation cards are available for purchase by residents and non-residents. Safety Harbor, Dunedin and Tarpon Springs rec card holders receive the same benefits as Oldsmar Rec Card holders. Applicants will need to fill out an application form and pay the applicable fee.

Learn more about the Oldsmar Recreation Card >

About Mobbly Bayou Nature Preserve

TBKA Boating & Fishing Summer Camp programs take place at Mobbly Bayou Nature Preserve in Oldsmar. This preserve spans over 225 acres, and the bayou waterways offer campers natural, tranquil and scenic waters to explore. Campers are able to fully immerse themselves in the wonders of nature at this preserve.

Address: 423 Lafayette Blvd, Oldsmar, FL 34677

Summer Camp pick-up and drop-off location is the Lynn Rives Environmental Education Center.

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