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CAMP IDS 2016: Where Everyone Has a Great Time!

Corbett Prep’s CAMP IDS has been a favorite Tampa summer camp for about 20 years.

Feb. 25, 2016 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Bollywood dance. Lego movie making. Gourmet cooking. New languages. Video game design. Corbett Prep’s CAMP IDS is packed with options from sports to arts to academics that will create a memorable summer for students in PreK3 through high school.

Fun and informative, camp engages students in learning in creative ways — a benefit when it’s time to go back to school. Research shows that students can forget up to two months of academic instruction during summer vacation, but camps’ enriching experiences help reduce this summer learning loss, according to the American Camp Association.

Luckily, there’s an abundance of entertaining and educational opportunities at CAMP IDS, a favorite in the Tampa Bay area for two decades.

Camps are divided into seven weekly sessions from June 13 to July 29. Families can choose from more than 60 full- and half-day programs on the beautiful lakeside campus of Corbett Preparatory School of IDS. Extended care is available before and after camps, as is transportation to certain areas.

CAMP IDS appeals to a wide variety of interests and ages. S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) themes provide avenues to explore graphic design, robotics, astronomy, physical science, model rocketry, Minecraft and 3-D design and printing. Communications camps put future journalists, documentarians and movie-makers to work in broadcasting, Claymation, magazine and filmmaking. Academic camps use creative approaches to help students hone reading, writing and math skills during summer break. Students can also test the waters of a new language with French, Chinese and Spanish camps that feature fun, culture-based activities that may involve cooking, music or art.

Visual and performing arts camps showcase students’ talents. Students can turn found materials, clay or even wire into masterpieces in a new mixed media camp, build sculptures from recyclables or paint their way across the globe. And musicians, actors and dancers will find plenty to like about band, strings, drama, dance and musical theatre. This year, students in grades 3-8 will perform in the imaginative Once on This Island Jr. on July 15 and 16 (auditions will occur on June 4).

Corbett Prep’s cypress-covered campus is the perfect backdrop for outdoor activities, and CAMP IDS delivers. Look around the grounds, and you’ll see campers enjoying soccer, canoeing, fishing, flag football and the popular (now full-day) team challenges in “Warrior Games.” CAMP IDS also offers archery, golf, tennis, martial arts, cheerleading, basketball, off-campus adventures and wilderness excursions.

To learn more about this Tampa summer camp and specific sessions, download a registration form online or call (813) 961-3087.

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Founded in 1968, Corbett Preparatory School of IDS (formerly Independent Day School - Corbett Campus) is a fully accredited, nonsectarian private school located in Tampa’s Carrollwood neighborhood. The school serves over 500 students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade and offers the International Baccalaureate program of study for all students. Teachers are endorsed in gifted education through a master’s level grant with the University of South Florida College of Education. Corbett Prep balances a dynamic, nurturing and safe learning environment with high standards and high expectations to develop a positive approach to life and learning. Corbett Prep has become recognized as an exemplary school with over 7,000 visitors observing and learning from Corbett Prep teachers. For more information, visit or contact the Admissions Office at (813) 961-3087.