Summer Camp and Summer School Program

Online registration is now open!

Important Message

We’ve made some exciting changes to our summer school program! All K-4th grade and 5th-8th grade summer school classes are now Monday-Friday at the same Monday-Thursday rate! Save an additional 10% on summer school classes when you register by Sunday, May 14. (We’ll add the discount to your invoice.)

You can download an updated PDF version of our brochure here.



Welcome to Summer at the Lakes!

Academy at the Lakes invites all children in the Tampa Bay community to join us this summer for day camp and summer school. We are conveniently located near many of north Tampa’s suburbs, including Land O’Lakes, New Tampa, Lutz, Odessa, Carrollwood, and Wesley Chapel.

Our Summer Camp program includes more than 60 offerings in art, sports, recreation, and enrichment.

We also host Camp Invention®, a nationally recognized one-week long S.T.E.M. enrichment program for students entering grades 2-6. Learn more about the program here.

Our Summer School program offers both noncredit and for-credit courses.

  • “Exploration” (noncredit) courses strengthen students’ knowledge and skills in key areas like math, reading, and writing. These courses are specially designed for students entering K-8th grade and 9th-12th grade.
  • “Acceleration” courses are for-credit high school courses. Course offerings include math, science, English, foreign language, and more. These courses are for grade replacement or acceleration.

Summer Program Overview


Summer Day Camp

  • Summer at the Lakes is open for 9 weeks this summer from June 5-August 4
  • Daily camp hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Extended care is available from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Campers age 3-rising 9th graders can enroll in either full or half day sessions.

Summer School

  • Summer School hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and vary by grade and course
  • Morning and afternoon sessions are available for Exploration classes
  • An optional Friday Special Selection is available for students enrolled in summer school

Get our 2017 camp brochure!

Summer Programs 2017 Brochure cover

Download a PDF version of our brochure (Updated)

Download our planning charts here.

CLICK HERE to request a printed copy of our 2017 Summer Camp brochure. Brochures will be mailed at the beginning of March.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our Summer Program directors by email:

About our directors:

Camp Director Barbara Soulé has 29 years of summer camp experience. Barbara’s love of children and her enthusiasm for day camp are evident to all who know her. She has worked in schools for 39 years and has a master’s degree in education.

Camp Director Kelly Rodowsky has been a member of the Academy at the Lakes Upper Division faculty for the past 6 years. Kelly holds a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Educational Leadership. She brings over 20 years of youth programming experience ranging from teaching and retreat planning to summer camps and Scouting.