Kind Camp 2023!

Kind Camp 2023

It’s official, Kind Camp 2023 is on! Join us this summer for our Seventh Annual Keys to Kindness, Kind Camp. This year, Kind Camp will be held for just one week, from

WHEN:  July 31st – August 4th , 2023/ 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

WHERE:  St. Marks Episcopal Church/ 13312 Cain Rd./ Tampa, FL 33625

Look below for more information on Kind Camp and click here to register!

What is Kind Camp About?

  • Providing a place for kids to shine and share their purpose to make a difference in the lives of others!
  • Teaching the importance of Connecting with Others, Character Building, Sportsmanship, Manners, Patriotism, Resolving Conflict, Sharing Kindness, Showing Compassion, Diversity, Team Building, Resolving Conflict, Respect & Responsibility.
  • Opportunities  for “Little Buddies” (Elementary School Students Pre-K – 5th Grade) who are partnered with a “Big Buddy” (High School Students)
  • We are an electronic-free zone!  Yes, that means no cell phones for Big Buddies or Little Buddies, and Big Buddies are fully engaged with their Little Buddies! Cell phones are collected at the beginning of Kind Camp and returned at the end of the day.
  • Providing Daily Lessons on giving back in the community as well as making crafts for different organizations in the community, such as Foster Care,  children with Special Needs, Disabilities, or Illnesses, First Responders, the Elderly, Widows, and Animal Shelters.
  • We provide an opportunity for our volunteers to earn community service hours.

Every year, we sponsor almost half of our campers.  We believe every child should have a platform to share their purpose and know they have the power to make a difference.  We are so grateful for all our Big and Little Buddies and their families who have been able to attend Kind Camp and excited that we get most of them to return each year and always look forward to meeting new ones.

Kind Camp Registration Information

Little Buddies

Pre K – 5th Grade Registration Form

Keys to Kindness hosts an annual Summer Kind Camp for Pre-K through 5th-grade children. This is the one-stop camp that has a little bit of everything to make the summer days fun and kindly filled for both boys and girls. The camp is held Monday through Friday. All Day Camp is available from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. for $150.00 or Half Day Camp is 9:00 am – 1:00 pm for $75.00.

Big Buddies

6th Grade – 12th Grade Volunteer Registration Form

Kind Camp is a great opportunity not just for our Little Buddies to spend part of their summer making a difference and learning the importance of kindness but for our Big Buddies as well.  Connecting with their Little Buddies and knowing they are impacting and making a difference for someone else is a lifelong lesson. They also get the opportunity to earn community service hours!  We have an awesome return rate on our volunteers, even having some of our college students and out-of-state volunteers return!

In order to be a “big buddy” at Kind Camp, volunteers must have already completed sixth grade.

A mandatory volunteer training will be prior to Kind Camp. At this training, we will go over the rules and procedures for camp, practice a fire/emergency drill, and teach CPR Training. Information concerning the date and location will be shared closer to camp. Please feel free to send us an email with any questions or concerns.

Kind Camp 2023 T-Shirt!

This year, our camp t-shirts were made in honor of a dear friend and beloved member of the community, Jeff Wilson. "Coach Wilson", as he was known to his students, was a selfless and kind person who could make anyone smile. Jeff devoted his life to his family and students and believed strongly in supporting our veterans. We will be forever grateful for the time we had with him and are thankful to be able to honor his legacy at Kind Camp this year.

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