Summer Camps 2016

What's Happening? Update on CDS Summer Camp!

Camp Video
In this video Ken Akins (CDS) chats with Carlos Alvarez (Cheval) about What's Happening this summer!


This year Carrollwood Day School is pleased to partner with Cheval Athletic Club to offer expanded day camp and enrichment camp experiences for students entering grades 1 - 12! In addition to the return of CDS's themed full day camp (9:00 am - 4:00 pm) at the Bearss Avenue campus and many of our popular enrichment camps. 

CDS Day Camps

CDS Summer Camp is the place to be this summer. Get ready for the total camp experience. Day camp features a rotation of diverse activities revolving around a weekly theme, including indoor games, outdoor recreation, team challenges, structured and free swim, gaming tournaments, creative learning projects, arts & crafts, field trips, and SO MUCH more.

CDS ONLY Preview Week: May 31 – June 3: Anything Goes
Field Trip: Tampa Yankees Game
We’re pulling out all the stops and letting the kids rule! This week’s focus is on all the kids’ favorite games and activities, including silly water games, sticky messy games, and there will even be a blow up water slide. Get read for a week full of all your favorite summer camp madness!

Week 1: June 6 – 10: Welcome to the Jungle
Field Trip: Lowry Park Zoo
This week is all about animals and the jungle. The week will be filled with animal themed fun and on Friday a chance to dress up and act like your favorite animal.

Week 2: June 13 – 17: Super Hero
Field Trip:  Pin Chasers Bowling Alley
Call all SUPER campers! Camp CDS needs your help to save the world Be ready for a super fun week where you’ll be able to dress as your favorite super hero or create your own. Who will you be?

Week 3:  June 20 – 24: Blast Off Into Summer
Field Trip: MOSI
Blast off into a week that’ll be out of this world. What will you space goers dress as this week? An astronaut, alien, or even a planet? We can’t wait to see and we hope you will join us as we explore the Galaxy!

Week 4: June 27 – July 1:  Around the World
Field Trip: The Crayola Experience
This week is all about learning and exploring the different cultures of the world. There will be an Around the World themed Potluck on Friday. We encourage you to bring in your favorite foods from your country of origin or your favorite food tied to a specific country , and to dress as closely to the people from whatever country you choose!

Week 5:  July 5 – 8:  Party in the USA
Field Trip: Tropicana Field to watch a Rays game
July 4th is on Monday of this week, so we are dedicating the entire week to honoring and celebrating the independence of our country! On Friday come dressed in your best patriotic outfit and bring your appetite for our classic Independence Day Barbecue!

Week 6:  July 11 – 15: CDS Has Talent
Field Trip: Chuck-E-Cheese
Whether it’s serious talent or just for fun, we want to see what unique abilities you have. On Thursday night all parents are invited to the CDS theatre where all CDS and Cheval campers will showcase their amazing talents.

Week 7: July 18 – 22: Under the Sea
Field Trip: Clearwater Sea Aquarium
Get ready to dive into this week’s under the sea theme. There are so many things related to the sea that you can dress up to be… a dolphin, a shark, or even a boat. There’s so much to choose and it’s all up to you.

Week 8: July 25 – 29: Olympics
Field Trip: Pump It Up
As we all know this summer is the 31st Summer Olympics, so we will be focusing our final week on the Olympic Games! On Friday all campers will wear jerseys or other fan gear of your favorite international sports teams. Come ready to compete in the Camp Olympics and you might even take home the gold.

Click here to download descriptions of all day camp themes.

Great Enrichment Camps at CDS & Cheval!

(Camps in red will be held at CDS; camps in purple will be meet at Cheval)


  • Art Camp (Mr. Firestone)
  • ARTrageously Creative Camp (Cheval)
  • Beads & Handi Crafts (Cheval)
  • Broadway Bound Camp (Mrs. McEvoy)
  • Cheer (Cheval)
  • Dance - That's Entertainment (Cheval)
  • Junior Chef (Cheval)
  • Sculpture (Mr. Firestone)


  • Baseball (Coach Rodriguez) 
  • Basketball (Coach Mabry)
  • Flag Football (Coach Broyles)
  • H20 Olympics (Cheval)
  • Junior Golf and Golf for FUN (Cheval)
  • Olympics (Cheval)
  • Martial Arts (Cheval)
  • Soccer (Coach Holyman)
  • Softball (Coach Coffin)
  • Summer Equestrian Camp (Cheval)
  • Swim Lessons (Cheval)
  • Stroke Technique/Speed Camps (Cheval)
  • Tennis and Junior Stars Tennis (Cheval)
  • Triple Play (Cheval)
  • Volleyball (Coach Praetorius)
  • Water Works (Cheval)


  • Bricks 4 Kids (Cheval)
  • Card Game Chaos (Cheval)
  • Chess Camp (Coach Crookston)
  • CSI - Forensics Science  (Mrs. Monty)  
  • Digital Citizenship and Online Safety (Mrs. Monty)
  • Drone Camp (Mr. Poulin)
  • Filmmakers' Workshop (Mr. Spaulding)
  • Gaming Galore (Cheval)
  • iPad Claymation and 2D Game Design (Mr. Firestone)
  • iPhone Movie Maker (Cheval)
  • Math Whiz (Mrs. Monty)
  • Minecraft: Server and Mod Design Camps 
  • Mythbusters Camp (Cheval)
  • Star Wars Galaxy Camp (Mr. Espinosa)


  • SOAR Study Skills (Mrs. Monty)
  • College Application Essay Workshop (Mr. Dailey)
  • Diving into Spanish (Mrs. Montalvo)
  • Young Authors (Cheval)


  • American Girl Camp (Mrs. Broyles & Mrs. Wright)
  • Bumble Bee (Cheval)
  • Down on the Farm (Cheval)
  • Leaders In Training (Cheval - Full Day)
  • Princess Power (Cheval)
  • Summer Remix (Cheval)
  • Travel Camp (Cheval - Full Day)

Day camp and 27 enrichment camps at Cheval

WOW Wednesdays and FUN Fridays - 1 & 2 day options

Transportation between campuses - attend a CDS camp in the morning and a Cheval camp in the afternoon!

Order lunch from Cheval's Prime 19 Restaurant (available for both campuses)

Download a Camp Brochure

You asked and we listened! 

For CDS families and Cheval members, only.

Register for Summer Camps!
Questions?  Contact Ken Akins at or 813.920.2288 - or -
                      Carlos Alvarez at or 813.279.5122

Camp Brochure



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