Finding something to keep your kids busy during the summer may be one of parenting’s most difficult challenges, and finding a camp before they fill up can be a grind.
Miriam Cook, the founder of Family-Friendly Tampa Bay, is trying to make those tasks a little simpler.
For the third straight year, Family-Friendly Tampa Bay will hold a big Summer Camp Expo for parents in the New Tampa and Wesley Chapel areas.
Scheduled for Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Plantation Palms Golf Club (23253 Plantation Palms Blvd.) in Land O’Lakes, the expo is free for anyone to attend.
“This is our third year connecting summer camp experts with campers in Tampa Bay,” says Cook. “With over 3,500 event participants over the past two years, they have told us that our expos help create stress-free summers for parents, provide a variety of affordable summer program options and a fun and interactive experience for their children.”
Providers from more than 40 camp and programs — ranging from sports and adventure camps to tech and coding camps — are expected to be on hand to demonstrate camp activities and offer exclusive discounts to attendees.
The Summer Camp Expo also will be something of a camp itself — there will be bounce houses, an all-ages dodgeball area, free crafts and a petting zoo.
Expo-goers also can take advantage of a BOGO round of mini-golf on the Plantation Palms mini-golf course.
Although the Expo is free to attend, those who plan to take part in the festivities are asked to go to Eventbrite.com and search for “Family-friendly”to register. General admission is free, and VIP tickets are available for $20, which include a large beach bag, $75 in coupons for local attractions and other goodies. For additional information, visit FamilyFriendlyTampaBay.com/tampa-summer-camp-expo/.