Camps for Kids

COVID-19 Updates

Visit our Closures & Cancellations page to view the latest Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources closures, cancellations and updates related to Coronovirus.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Registration for Spring Break Camp at G.T. Bray and John H. Marble has been suspended until further notice.


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.


Summer Blast Camp

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

Specialty Camps

A variety of Specialty Camps are offered during the summer as well.  Select and pay for camps at the G.T. Bray Recreation Center or online. 

Registration paperwork will be done when you arrive on the first day of camp. Note: For Specialty Camps Only

Register Online

G.T. Bray will be offering swim lessons all summer long for all levels and ages. It is suggested that you sign your child up for an early session during drop off or later session during pick-up. Campers registered for swim lessons will be escorted to the pool and back to their groups when the lesson is done. It is important that you inform a Camp Site Supervisor at check-in to ensure your child does not miss his/her session. 

Note: If your child receives a red or yellow swim band, this program is highly recommended.

Spring & Winter Blast Camps

The G.T. Bray Recreation Center offers Spring and Winter Blast Camps during school breaks in the spring, Thanksgiving week, and throughout Christmas to New Year's. No registration fee. ‚Äč

Registration paperwork must be done in person at the G.T. Bray Recreation Center.