Camps for Kids

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Our goal is to offer a variety of recreation camp opportunities that meet the needs of the community in a safe and fun environment.  Grouped by age, we strive to maintain a staff to child ratio of 1:15.  Register for only the weeks you need or the entire summer; our flexibility allows you to create the program that works for you and your family.

Initial pre-registration paperwork for Summer Blast Camps at the G.T. Bray Recreation Center or the John H. Marble Recreation Complex must be done in person.  Once pre-registered, you may select and pay for weeks or optional field trips at your camp location. Pay online for weeks or optional field trips at either location.

Find a variety of Specialty Camps listed below and register at the G.T. Bray Recreation Center or register online.  Registration paperwork will be done when you arrive on the first day of camp. 

For general information regarding site locations, dates and fees, please click on one of the category titles below. If you are interested in more specific information, please click on one of the links to the left.

Summer Blast Camp

"Community Heroes" Report to Camp

Download your 2018 Summer Blast Camp brochure.

2018 Summer Blast Camps Brochure

Two Camp Locations

G.T. Bray Park Recreation Center
5502 33rd Avenue Drive West, Bradenton

June 4 - August 10
$30/Pre-Registration (T-Shirt Included)
$100/Weekly (Lunch, Snack, and Field Trip Included)

John H. Marble Recreation Complex
3675 53rd Avenue East, Bradenton

June 4 - August 3
$30/Pre-Registration (T-Shirt Included)
$100/Weekly (Lunch, Snack, and Field Trip Included)

Specialty Camps

Located throughout Manatee County's Parks and Preserves, these exceptional camps offer a variety of unique themed summer fun from fishing to archery, basketball to volleyball.

Basketball Camp 

@ GT Bray Park - Gymnasium
TBD

Paddleboard Camp
@ Robinson Preserve
TBD

Freshwater Fishing Fun Camp
@ Jiggs Landing (Large Pavilion)
TBD

Right on Target Archery Camp
TBD

Sun and Fun Saltwater Fishing Camp
@ Emerson Preserve
TBD

Beach Volleyball Camp
@ Manatee Public Beach
TBD

Indoor Volleyball Camp
@ GT Bray Park - Gymnasium
TBD

Winter & Spring Camps

Camps are offered during Spring Break and Winter Break from school at the G.T. Bray Park Recreation Center – 5502 33rd Avenue Drive West, Bradenton.

Watch here for upcoming information on Registration. All dates are tentative.

Thanksgiving Camp
November 19th - 21st

Christmas Camp
December 26th - 28th

New Years Camp
January 2nd - 4th

Swim Lessons at G.T. Bray Recreation Center

G.T. Bray Aquatics will be offering swim lessons this summer for all campers who attend Summer Camp.  Campers will be escorted to their lesson and returned to their camp groups upon completion of each lesson.Note: If your child receives a red or yellow swim band, this program is a must this summer.

Cost is $35 per session, with each session consisting of 6 classes.  Times and days vary. When registering for Summer Camp, please ask staff for more information.  

Get more information about Swim Lessons at G.T. Bray Aquatics Center. 

G.T. Bray swim lessons Schedule and Fees.