After School Care Options

Onsite at Roland Park

HOST. The HOST program is run by the school district and operates onsite before and after care for a fee at Roland Park. Click here for more information.

After School Clubs. The Roland Park PTSA organizes vendors and teachers to provide fee-based After School Clubs onsite at Roland Park. Each club meets one day per week; most meet after school (students are dismissed to their club; clubs end at 3:45pm on Mondays and at 4:45pm Tuesdays – Fridays), a couple clubs meet in the morning before school.

Clubs this year (2022-23) will be run in four sessions, with a break week in between sessions; an alternative teacher-led afterschool care option will be available during those break weeks. Registration for the first club session typically opens once school starts, with club sessions beginning the third week of school. Some clubs are available only to younger students, and some only to older students (these requirements are listed along with club details during registration). Note that students in the HOST program can also participate in clubs, and will be dismissed to HOST after the club ends.

See our After School Clubs page for additional information and registration.

A Short Walk from Roland Park

The Loretta Ingraham Center, located in Roland Park’s neighborhood and a five-minute walk from the school, provides after school care through the City of Tampa’s program. They serve students ages 5-12, and the program is currently free to City of Tampa residents. Registration opens early to mid-July for each school year. Click here for additional information and registration.

Provides Pickup from Roland Park

There is currently only one after school program that picks up at Roland Park and provides transportation to their facility – Traditional Tae Kwon Do of South Tampa. Many RP families have used TTKD for after school care and have had great experiences there. Click here for more information.

Other Options

There are numerous city, county, and privately run after school programs throughout the district (transportation from Roland Park is not provided):

  • In addition to the Loretta Ingraham Center, City of Tampa Parks & Rec offers after school programs at many rec center locations throughout the city. Click here for more information.
  • Hillsborough County Parks & Rec provides after school programs at various rec center locations throughout the county. Click here for more information.
  • Fun4Kids Tampa provides a listing of many other after school care options.

Non-School Days, Break Weeks & Summer Camps

Most after school program providers also provide care options for non-school days; during fall, winter, and spring breaks; and over the summer. There are tons of summer camp options in Tampa. A few camps enjoyed by Roland Park families include:

  • City of Tampa Parks & Rec Camps – Traditional option and specialty camps, including Police Athletic League camps. Click here for more information and registration.
    • The traditional R.E.C. (Recreate, Educate, and Create) Camp is a 10-week, full day camp provided at various rec centers throughout the city. The cost is only $80 for the entire summer – these spots go fast! Registration typically opens in March.
    • Specialty camps last one week with half and full day options, at various locations throughout the city, including sports, fine arts, and aquatics related themes.
  • Hillsborough County Parks & Rec Camps – Traditional option and specialty camps at rec centers throughout the county. Click here for more information and registration.
    • Traditional full-day camp for ages 6-12, registration is for two weeks at a time. The cost is only $76 per two-week session (and less if your child qualifies for free or reduced price lunch) – these spots can go quickly too. Registration opens in March for students who are already in the after school program and in April for the general public.
    • Specialty camps currently include Eco-Adventure Camps ($120 per two-week session, ages 6-12), Skate Camps ($120 per two-week session, ages 7-12), and Teen Camps ($76 per two-week session, ages 12-15).
  • Berkeley Prep – For students in PreK-12th grade, full-day sessions in a variety of areas, including sports, academics, fine arts, and enrichment, or you can opt for one-, two-, and three-hour à la carte selections. This is one of the pricier options, but highly reviewed.
  • Camp Bayshore (at Bayshore Christian School) – Full day camps for ages 3-11, includes structured and free play, lots of great off-campus field trips included in the cost, shows, music, art, science projects, service projects, and more.
  • Camp IDS at Corbett Prep – Half- or full-day camps during six weeks of sessions, including sports, academics, arts, recreation and STEAM specialties. Open to PreK – 8th grade students.
  • Camp J at Bryan Glazer Family JCC – One- and two-week specialty camps for ages 4-17, including theater, hockey, Legos, leadership skills, and more.
  • First Tee Tampa Bay – Full-day golf camp for ages 6-17, open to all skill levels including beginners; golf clubs are provided.
  • Florida Aquarium – Full-day camps for ages 3-14 at the aquarium, with different themes each week.
  • Glazer Children’s Museum – Full-day camps for ages 5-10, includes different weekly themes, structured learning experiences, and free play time in the museum.
  • Gracie South Tampa – A fun, educational martial arts camps for kids of all ages.
  • LaFleur’s Tampa Gymnastics – Half- or full-day camps for ages 5-12 with gymnastics fun and an option for swimming as well.
  • Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center – Half-day (AM & PM) music, theater, and dance camps for ages 4-18.
  • Playgrounds of Tampa – Half- or full-day camps for ages 4-10 with indoor bounce houses and other enrichment activities. They also have the option to sign up for a single day if needed.
  • Summer on Bayshore (at Academy of Holy Names) – Half- and full-day camps for ages 3 and up; specialty camps on various topics (STEM, sports, art, etc.) and a traditional “Camp Jaguar.”
  • The Prep of South Tampa – Half- and full-day camps for ages 4-17 with a variety of specialties including art, soccer, baseball, photography, cooking, and more.
  • Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine has a great directory of summer camps, as does Fun4Kidz Tampa.

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