Bayshore Christian School Tampa, Florida
Camp News

Camp Newsletters have detailed information regarding activities and schedules for the week.

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Because a picture is worth a thousand words.

Registration Forms

Please download and complete the registration forms. Bring or mail your forms to the BCS school office. Please do not fax forms.

We will not process forms without payment of the non-refundable camper fee.

Employement Forms

Camp Bayshore is currently seeking qualified and dedicated Christian women and men to work with us this summer. Applicants must be 16 years or older and complete the entire application. Submit completed applications to Emily Stoops or mail to Attn: Camp Director; Bayshore Christian School; 3909 S. MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33611.

If you would like to apply to be a junior counselor and have completed 7th grade, please submit the below application.

Camp Calendars

Stay tuned for Summer 2016 calendars!

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Camp Bayshore

Camp Bayshore

Camp Bayshore is a fun, Christian-centered, and child focused program that provides a fun and safe place for families and children from all around the Tampa Bay area. We started our program with just a handful of campers in the early 1980s. Now, over 30 years later, we see over 100 campers on campus during a typical camp week!

Ready, Set, Fun

Camp Bayshore

Bayshore summer campers learn through hands-on experiences as our staff challenges them in fun and exciting ways. Campers enjoy structured and free play, off-campus field trips, shows, music, art, science projects, service projects, and many, many other activities.

Camp Bayshore 2016 will be in session June 6, 2016, through August 5, 2016. The camp is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Camp Costs and Fees

Camp tuition includes all daily activities and field trips. We do not assess an additional cost for before or after care.

  Age Group Weekly Tuition
Minnows 3 and 4 year olds $185
Polliwogs Upcoming Kindergartners $185
Crickets Upcoming 1st and 2nd graders $200
Bullfrogs Upcoming 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders $200

We require a non-refundable registration fee of $35 per camper at the time of registration. The registration fee increases to $50 after May 27, 2016.

We offer a $25 per week discount for additional children of the same immediate family that attend camp during the same week.

Camp Staff

We only select Camp Bayshore staff members who profess themselves as Christians and who have an obvious love and previous experience caring for children. We conduct a background check on all potential counselors with final approval of counselors granted by camp and school administration.

We assign an adult counselor who has at least three years prior experience to each age group at Camp Bayshore. All of our adult counselors have received CPR and first aid training. Counselors, at least 16 years old, provide back-up assistance. Male counselors work only with children in 1st grade and up.

Child to counselor ratio:
7:1 for 3-5-year olds
10:1 for 1st-6th graders

Inclement Weather

We will close camp for safety reasons if weather conditions become dangerous. You may check for camp closures as follows:

  • We will send an e-mail notification to the address provided on your registration form.
  • Call the camp cell phone at 813.528.0588 to hear a message.
  • Check online at TBO: The Tampa Tribune under Public Announcements on the Home page. Click on “Tampa” to see a list of closings in the area.

Contact Info

Emily Stoops, Camp Bayshore

Emily Stoops, a graduate of Florida State University, began her journey with Camp Bayshore in 2005. She has worked as a counselor, head counselor, and co-director before becoming director the summer of 2016. She works as the computer technology teacher at Bayshore Christian School. If you have any questions, please contact Emily at 813-839-4297, ext. 344.