Camp Jaguar is one of our most popular camp options! Each week we pick a theme on which our crafts, field trips and outdoor activities focus. Each provides a fun, safe and enriching environment. Children learn through instruction, hands-on crafts, and have the opportunity to cool off by our pool! Every day is an adventure!
Below is a list of the weeks we provide Camp Jaguar. A short description of the weekly themes and field trips is included.* Camp classes are broken up according to the grade the student is entering the 2019-2020 school year. Camp activities will vary according to the age of the camper and are subject to change.
Pre-K3 and Pre-K4
Academy of the Holy Names has developed a summer program for older 3- and 4-year-olds that provides children a small taste of what a classroom setting may feel like, adding fun activities to go along with a weekly theme. Whereas the transition into a new preschool setting can take weeks for a young child, children will learn what circle time includes, how to make and treat new friends, sing songs, visit centers one might see within his/her future preschool classroom, get accustomed to a schedule, and create amazing crafts throughout each week that are sure to be a keepsake. This camp ensures love, safety, creativity and fun to each and every child. This is an encouraged half-day program for the new little preschoolers, but we also offer a full-day which includes “lunch-bunch,” a full rest time and an extra swim time at the end of the day. Let us help your child succeed in transitioning into his/her new preschool environment in time for the start of school. On Monday of each week, full-day campers should bring a blanket or towel to rest on and any other item they like for rest time. The items will be sent home each Friday.
**Pre-kindergarten campers do not attend off-campus field trips. Field trips are subject to cancellation or change of location due to weather or unforeseeable circumstances.
- Week 1 (June 3-7) Dinotopia
- Week 2 (June 10-14) Around the World
- Week 3 (June 17-21) Superhero Training Camp
- Week 4 (June 24-28) Aquatic Adventures
- Week 5 (July 8-12) Galactic Adventure
- Week 6 (July 15-19) Music Week
- Week 7 (July 22-26) Mighty Jungle
It’ll be a wing-flapping, tail-tapping, prehistoric party. Campers will explore the prehistoric age while learning about giant lizards, feathered friends and more. The campers will go searching for clues and fossils to identify some of the most common dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus and Triceratops. They are sure to dig up some great finds through their crafts, books, videos and more. Before they head home, they will travel to Dinosaur World to see the ancient creatures up close!
Field Trip: Dinosaur World on June 7, 2019
Pack your bags and grab your passport, we are catching the next flight around the world! We will say “Bon Voyage” to Tampa for the week, with adventures lined up sure to last a lifetime. Go on a journey with us, we will never run out of new places to go. We will travel to the new places by learning games, enjoying crafts and exploring popular tourist destinations. We will wrap up the week with a “Welcome Home” party to celebrate and share the fun we have had!
Field Trip: CJ the DJ Party at AHN on June 14, 2019.
Do you have a Superman or Wonder Woman on your hands? This week we will learn more about what super powers we have within. While learning about all the superheroes in the world, campers will get to pick their favorite superpower and help keep our camp safe. On Friday we will wrap up the week with an in-house field trip with Bricks4Kidz superhero style!
Field Trip: Bricks4Kidz at AHN on June 21, 2019.
It’s summer time and the sun is hot, but water is sure to cool you down. Come make a splash with us at camp this summer. We will learn about how fun water can be and how it is used throughout the world. With fun experiments, crafts and more, your little camper will have a splish-splashing time. We’ll beat the heat with a trip to The Florida Aquarium to see what lies beneath.
Field Trip: The Florida Aquarium on June 28, 2019.
Interested in lunar learning? Get ready to blast off into this fun and activity-filled week learning about the galaxy. Campers will let their imaginations soar while learning about the planets, stars, and constellations. As we learn about outer space, we will explore videos and books to give us an up close look at our milky way. We will end the week with an out-of-this-world-trip to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI).
Field Trip: MOSI on July 12, 2019.
Have a love for music or just like to dance when you hear it? We will take your camper through the decades to explore genres like Jazz, Blues, Rock 'N Roll, Hip-Hop, Country and more. The tunes never get old, exploring clothes styles, colors and historic figures that helped shape the music world. But WAIT, we can’t forget the instruments! Campers will learn about different instruments and their sounds--we are sure to have music-makers on our hands by Friday! We’ll enjoy an in-house concert at the end of the week, sure to represent the decades!
Field Trip: CJ the DJ at AHN on July 19, 2019.
In the jungle … the mighty jungle … the campers will find a wayyy! They will explore high and low and through the groves to see the animals up close, discovering wildlife and plants they’ve never seen before. This week we will explore the jungle and find our inner strength to face some of the most frightful jungle creatures. We'll wrap up the week with a trip to ZooTampa.
Field Trip: ZooTampa on July 26, 2019.
- Rising PK3-4th graders
- Week 1 (June 3-7) through Week 7 (July 22-26)
- 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OR
- 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (K-4th grade only) OR
- 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
- $150/week (half day)
- $300/week (full day)
In order to attend camp at AHN, campers are required to be able to visit the bathroom without assistance from a camp counselor. If a camper has three accidents at camp during any length of time, the camper will be asked to return after he/she is able to visit the bathroom without assistance. AHN will not provide a refund for camp fees.
- Camp Attire
- What You Should Bring Each Day to Camp
- Camp Hours
- Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures
- Athletics Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures
- Food Options, Ordering Lunch and Allergy Policy
- Transfer Between Camps
- Camp Jaguar Field Trip Permission Forms
- Enrollment/Withdrawal Policy
- Lost and Found
- Contact Info and Additional Forms
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Wait Lists
When dressing for camp, please remember that campers will be both inside and outside. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
Any loose items brought to camp should be properly labeled with the camper’s name.
DRESS CODE - GENERAL
Appropriate attire is expected for all participants, respective of their session. The basic attire should be a T-shirt, shorts or pants and sneakers or closed-toed shoes. Participants should not wear short-shorts, midriff shirts or revealing outfits. Camp Jaguar participants must bring swim gear (swimsuit, towel and spray-on sunscreen) daily.
DRESS CODE - SPORTS SESSIONS
All sports participants should be dressed prepared to practice in the respective sport. Participants should wear shorts, a T-shirt and have proper athletic shoes. Tennis players must bring their own racquet and lacrosse players must bring their own stick. For those sessions where the pool will be used, a swimsuit, towel and spray-on sunscreen should be brought daily.
Although we would like each child prepared to enter the pool immediately when they come to campus, we know that this might not be possible. Ideally, and more specifically for the PK-3 and 4-year-olds, we would like the children to come to camp in their bathing suits with a cover-up and sunscreen already applied. Campers will all need a change of clothes, including undergarments. These items should be in a gallon zip-lock bag with the child’s name on the outside, especially for the young ones (PK 3-4). All clothes, goggles and towels need to be labeled with your child’s name AND grade that they will be entering next year so we can return items to their owner.
Campers will be in the pool roughly one or two times a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon (full-day campers). Please bring the following items each day if your camper is not dressed-and-ready to jump in the pool:
- Swim suit
- Sun screen--lots of it! Typically we will keep their sunscreen at camp for the week, labeled with your child’s name, so that we are sure he/she is properly protected.
- Change of clothes
- If your child has floaters or any type of assisted swim device, please have him/her bring that on the first day of camp. We can keep that device in the classroom for the week.
- Water, water bottle
- Towel, bathing suit (if applicable). Full-day Camp Jaguar participants should bring a dry swimsuit for the afternoon session.
- Sun block!
- Snack (Please pay attention to the allergy section of this document when packing snacks.) Please send one snack for the morning and one for the afternoon, if applicable.
- Lunch (Full-day campers only, if your child is not buying lunch.)
- Any medications your camper might need during the day. (Please complete the over-the-counter medication authorization form and/or allergy form and allergy action plan.)
- Pre-K3 and 4 full-day campers should bring a blanket or towel to rest on and any other item they like for rest time on Monday of each week. The items will be sent home each Friday.
Morning supervision begins at 8:45 a.m. and afternoon supervision ends at 4:15 p.m. Pick-up for half-day morning sessions, including athletic camps, concludes at 12:30 p.m.
Note: Extended care is available before and after the scheduled supervision times at no cost.
Early Bird hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30-8:45 a.m. in the Brady Center.
*There will be no supervision before 7:30 a.m.; please do not drop off your child earlier than 7:30 a.m.
Aftercare hours are Monday-Friday from 4:15-5:30 p.m. in the Brady Center.
* Please plan to be at the Brady Center promptly. We will charge an additional fee of $1.00 per minute if a child is sitting in aftercare after 5:30 p.m.
Please be prompt at pick-up time, and use the appropriate spaces or lanes if you arrive early. Any participants not picked up by 4:15 p.m. will become part of the Extended Care Program. Any Extended Care Program participant not picked up by 5:30 p.m. will be assessed $1 per minute.
Please allow up to 15 minutes for check-in on Monday each week. You will need to park and walk your camper(s) in to the Brady Center for their first day. Tuesday-Friday, high school counselors will escort campers from their cars to camp during drop-off. Campers arriving for Early Bird (7:30-8:45 a.m.) should be walked into the Brady Center.
In an effort to help create a fluid and safe pick-up environment for the Summer on Bayshore camps, we would like to provide you with a more detailed description of how the 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. pick-ups run. This procedure is very similar to the process used during the school year.
The nearest three lanes to the Brady Center are labeled as "Stacking Lanes." The farthest lane is labeled as "Keep this Lane Open." Please adhere to these labels. When you come to campus, pull in as far as you can and fill the three "Stacking Lanes." Please stay in your car and keep moving forward slowly until you are stopped at the "Pick-up Area." The lines look like a cross walk, and there will be camp personnel there to radio for your child. The "Pick-up Area" is just past the Brady Center, just before you turn to exit onto MacDill. It is very important that we keep the fourth lane (farthest from the Brady Center) open. The dismissal process is simple and effective. The moment you come to the pick-up lines, our camp personnel will radio for your child and your child will be walked to your car.
Please note the following important instructions:
- Please do not show up early for pick-up. If you show up early, the traffic on MacDill will get obstructed. You will then be asked to circle the block.
- Pick-up for athletics is 12:00 p.m.
- Pick-up for half day Camp Jaguar and enrichments is 12:00 p.m.
- Afternoon pick-up for all other camps is 4:00 p.m.
- Please stay in your car. We will bring your child to you. This procedure will keep the line moving and make it a safer environment for all involved.
- Please drive slowly and cautiously through all lanes of traffic.
As we are strongly committed to the safety of all, a security guard will be posted to ensure that the important instructions listed above are followed.
LATE ARRIVALS & EARLY DISMISSAL
Camp late arrivals and early dismissals should enter AHN from MacDill and proceed up South Drive, following the signs for “Front Desk/Drop Off.” Parents will need to park and walk their students in through the middle school building to be checked in. Parents will then proceed out West Drive, following the “EXIT” signs back to MacDill Avenue.
If you need to pick up a camper early, you must notify counselors of the pick-up time at drop off. Please note, no early pick-ups will be allowed after 11:30 a.m. for the morning session and 3:30 p.m. for the afternoon session.
DROP-OFF/PICK-UP FOR ATHLETICS CAMPS:
- Campers should be dropped off on our athletic campus each morning between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. Check-in will take place in the gym lobby. We recommend that campers are walked into the gym each morning.
- If you are utilizing the early bird drop-off in the Brady Center, a representative from our AHN Athletic Camps will walk campers across the bridge each morning at 8:45 a.m. Please note that early bird drop-off does not begin until after 7:30 a.m.
- Campers should be picked up in the gymnasium lobby area between 12:00 and 12:30 p.m. Please note that the following is a change from previous summers: This year’s pick-up procedure for the athletic campus requires our camper’s rides to retrieve them from the gymnasium lobby area at the conclusion of the session. This procedure is being implemented for your child’s safety as we do not want campers wandering into our parking garage during this busy time.
- Campers who will be participating in a Summer on Bayshore afternoon session will be walked across the bridge by an AHN Athletic Camps representative.
- Participants in the ALL IN flag football camp must be picked up between 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Participants attending the full-day Camp Jaguar or a morning and afternoon session on the same day should pack a lunch, drink and snack. Full-Day campers may also order lunch. All other participants should pack a snack and drink.
Lunch Options: Campers may order lunch daily or weekly from Wholesome Tummies. You may begin placing orders now.
There are a number of children at AHN with serious peanut allergies. Any food items sent to school for sharing (e.g. for birthday, class parties, special events, etc.) may not contain peanuts or any other tree nuts (e.g. sesame seeds, pecans, almonds, walnuts, etc.). This includes all products containing nuts, traces of nuts and nut byproducts (peanut oil, peanut flour, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, etc.). Most food products are clearly labeled and state “may contain nuts or traces of peanuts.” By following this procedure, we hope to avoid any chance of cross-contamination.
Campers may bring items from home that contain peanuts or tree nuts for their personal snack or lunch. If your child brings in such items, please remind him or her not to share food with anyone. Students who have an allergy to peanut products will not be seated at the same tables as those students who are eating items containing those ingredients.
WHEN YOU HAVE TWO ENRICHMENTS
When campers are enrolled in two enrichment courses, or Camp Jaguar and an enrichment course, we plan for you to be here all day—this includes the hour of lunch. Campers are not permitted to leave campus without parental permission and notifying the camp director or assistant camp director. Camp role call is taken at the beginning and end of lunch, for drop-off and pick-up purposes, as well as check-in for the next activity.
TRAVELING BETWEEN CAMP JAGUAR/ENRICHMENTS & ATHLETIC CAMPS
For those students traveling between a morning athletic camp to an afternoon Camp Jaguar or an enrichment course: Campers will be walked across the bridge by an athletic staff member and directed to the Brady Center for lunch.
For those students traveling between a morning enrichment/Camp Jaguar to an afternoon athletic camp: Campers will be walked across the bridge by a faculty/staff member and directed to the gymnasium to be checked in.
Anyone* participating in Camp Jaguar may attend our field trips! If your camper would like to attend the field trip, the camp director must receive the signed permission slip no later than 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday the week of the field trip.
We leave for field trips from the Brady Center no later than 9:45 a.m.** Each child must be accounted for no later than 9:30 a.m. IN THE BRADY CENTER. Although each field trip is different, we plan to be back at AHN by 2:30 p.m. Students are to be picked up during normal pick-up at 4:00 p.m. in the Brady Center. Normal rules for Extended Care apply if a parent is not present at the designated time.
*PK3 & 4 campers do not apply to this rule as they do not travel on field trips. Please contact the camp director with any questions.
**Field trips are subject to cancellation or change of location due to weather or unforeseeable circumstances.
All participants are expected to behave appropriately at all times while in the care of the Academy of the Holy Names personnel. Any behavior issues will be addressed with the participant, and if deemed necessary, the parent(s) and/or guardian(s). If the inappropriate behavior continues, and the behavior is deemed serious enough by our faculty/staff, we will immediately withdraw the child from the summer program without refund. Parents/guardians will be phoned and expected to pick up the child immediately.
In order to attend camp at AHN, campers are required to be able to visit the bathroom without assistance from a camp counselor. If a camper has three accidents at camp during any length of time, the camper will be asked to return after he/she is able to visit the lavatory without assistance. AHN will not provide a refund for camp fees.
Registration is accepted pending space availability in the requested session as there is a maximum number of participants, which varies per sport, session and program. AHN reserves the right to cancel a session and refund payments to participants if the session does not meet the minimum participant requirement.
Any participant withdrawing prior to May 31, 2019 will be assessed a 25% withdrawal fee. No refunds will be given on or after June 1, 2019.
Please direct camp questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions relating to athletics camps may be directed to Athletic Director Kevin Vargas via email or at 813.839.5371, ext. 320.
- Waiver of Liability (signed during camp enrollment)
- Allergy Form
- Allergy Action Plan
- Over-the-Counter Medicine Authorization
Please email the forms to email@example.com or bring hard copies on the first day of camp.