Summer Camps

The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department is your best resource for keeping your child active, healthy and having fun all summer long.  Play Pensacola Summer Day Camps are offered close to home at your neighborhood resource centers and the adventures your child will experience include exciting field trips, swimming, computer labs, special events and tons of indoor and outdoor fun! 

Our summer camp programs offer a safe, affordable, inclusive environment where children can explore their creativity, learn new skills, and make lasting memories.  

Our Day Camp program is offered Monday-Friday in five locations for the weeks when school is out following the Escambia County School System calendar. 

We also offer specialty camps for kids who love sports, dance and the great outdoors. These camps typically last one week with a variety of camps scheduled each week throughout the summer. Specialty Camp dates, times, age ranges and costs vary according to each program.

Day Camps

Performing Arts Camps

Outdoor Adventure Camps

Sports Camps

2020 Day Camps

We have Day Camps that will be offered at your neighborhood resource centers where the adventures will include field trips, swimming, and tons of indoor and outdoor fun!

COVID-19 Response: 

The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department is proceeding with plans for 2020 Summer Camps with enhanced protocols for sanitation and social distancing measures to protect the wellness of participants and staff.  Camp sizes will be limited to 36 participants per location in order to keep groups small and provide staffing at acceptable levels. Camps are anticipated to begin June 15, 2020 as long we are able to move into Phase 2 of the City of Pensacola’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan and the status remains there as of the start of camps. 

At this time and due to limited availability of field trip venues and guidance for capacities we will make a determination later as to what field trips may be taken this summer.

Dates: June 15-August 7, 2020
Camp Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Ages: 5-12 years old (must be starting Kindergarten through 5th grade)
Cost/Fees: We offer one of the lowest weekly tuition rates in the area with additional financial assistance available for qualifying families (limited scholarship funding available, extended to City residents only). Our Youth Scholarship Application deadline is Friday, May 29, 2020.  Lunch and one snack are provided daily. Field trips are an additional expense and costs will vary based on the planned trip. 

If you have questions about summer camp operation and/or policies please contact Recreation Superintendent, Tonya Vaden at

Location City Resident Fee Non Resident Fee
E. S. Cobb Resource Center
601 East Mallory St., (850) 436-5192
          $58             $65
Fricker Resource Center
900 North F St., (850) 436-5195
          $58             $65
Woodland Heights Resource Center
111 Berkley Dr., (850) 435-1750
          $58             $65
Gull Point Resource Center
7000 Spanish Trail, (850) 494-7360
          $97            $121

Register: Register online at

Download our Summer Camp Parent Guide. Please be sure to print and sign a child registration packet for each child who will be attending and bring to your camp location prior to attending camp. We need a registration packet on file for each camper whether they register online or in-person. 

2020 Performing Arts Camps

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Due to spatial limitations and the continuous threat of the pandemic, all 2020 Performing Arts Camps have been cancelled. While the decision has been difficult, the health and safety of our campers is our top priority. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and encourage you to explore our additional options for camp this summer. 

Princess Dance Camp

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Jojo Big Bow! Mini Hip-Hop / Tumbling Camp

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Mermaid Dance Camp

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Beach Party Dance Camp

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Musical Theater Camp

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Tiny Dancer Camp

2020 Outdoor Adventure Camps

PROGRAMMING NOTE: We are in the process of determining if these camps will take place this summer. Please check back for updates or email Paul Pipes at

Location: Sanders Beach Corinne Jones Resource Center

Fees: $130 City resident / $140 non resident

Camp hours: Mon-Thurs 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. with Family Fish Fry* 12:00-1:00 p.m.  

(Family Fish Fry applies to Beg. and Adv. Fishing Camps)*

Act fast! Our Outdoor Camps fill quickly!                                         Click here to register for Outdoor Camps.

Already Registered?                                                                   Download our Outdoor Parent Guide and child registration packet.

Get information about the camps via email.     


If your child already knows how to fish and wants to learn
some places around town to fish this is the camp for them!
Each child will receive a tackle box and fishing pole at the end of camp.                                                                                     

Ages: 8-15
Activity #        Dates                                       
404049-16        June 15-19                


Your child will learn the fundamentals of Stand-Up paddleboard (SUP) and kayaking, first in a pool then out on the open water. River Trip on Thursday.                              

Ages: 9-15
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404049-17         June 22-26                               


This is one of those camps your child will talk about for years! They will have fun learning about kayaking, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, archery and environmental stewardship.  

Ages: 8-15
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404049-18       July 6-10                
404049-19       July 13-17                  
404049-20       July 20-24                                                                 404049-21       July 27-31                   

adventure camp naval live oaks

fishing camp

Climbing Wall

2020 Sports Camps


PROGRAMMING NOTE: Challenger International Soccer June 8-12 camp session has been rescheduled to July 20-24. Please find more detail information below and visit the Challenger Sports website to register.

Challenger Sports, the leading soccer camp company in North America, is combining the most popular elements of their two existing industry-leading camp programs, British Soccer and TetraBrazil, integrating them into a collection of the most effective soccer practices used by youth teams around the world.

The new Challenger International Soccer Camp reflects the truly global nature of the sport today and provides young players with a wide variety of coaching styles, practices, and influences that will help them develop a well-rounded skill set.

Challenger Sports has taken the best coaching methodologies and practices from England, Brazil, Spain, USA and France and have woven them together in a multi-faceted on and off-field coaching experience.

Dates: July 20-24
Location: Roger Scott Athletic Complex, 2130 Summit Blvd.
Sessions & Fees: 8:00am-9:00am Tiny Tikes (Ages 3-5), $102
9:00am-12:00pm Half Day AM (Ages 6-14), $138
5:30pm-8:30pm Half Day PM (Ages 6-14), $138


PROGRAMMING NOTE: Chip Boes Championship Basketball June 1-5, 15-19 and July 13-17 camp sessions have been cancelled. 2021 Chip Boes Champion Basketball Camp sessions have been scheduled for June 7-11, June 21-25 and July 19-23, 2021 at Malcolm Yonge Gym.

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PROGRAMMING NOTE: Girls Volleyball June 8-12 camp session has been cancelled.  2021 Girls Volleyball Summer Camp has been scheduled for June 14-18, 2021 at Malcolm Yonge Gym. 

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PROGRAMMING NOTE: North Pensacola Optimist Soccer Camp July 13-16 camp session has been cancelled.

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PROGRAMMING NOTE: Roger Scott Tennis Camp has been cancelled. Junior Clinics will be offered starting the first week of June. Please visit the Roger Scott Tennis website for more details.

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