Discovery Camp

Bell Shoals Academy

Welcome to Discovery Camp

Discovery Camp is our exciting summer program for preschool through 8th grade.  We have half and full day camp available and each week we have an exciting new theme.  Discovery Camp is open to all BSA students who are pre-K2 through rising 8th grade.

Discovery Camp Director: Gyia Carney   or 813-689-9183; 303

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Option #1 is for Preschool Option #2 is for Academy 

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
       Half Day:  7:30am - Noon
       Full Day:  7:30am - 6:00pm   

2022 Discovery Camp Fees

2023 Information coming soon!

Registration Fee:  $75

1st Camper: Half Day $185 per week // Full Day $235 per week

Cooking Camp Week: $250

Each Additional Camper: Half Day $160 per week // Full Day $205 per week

VBS Week: 2s -K  -same pricing as above // Completed K and up $235 per week

Worship Camp Week: 2s - K, Rising 1st - 5th same pricing as above // Completed 1st and up $150 per week

Pay for 5 weeks up front, get $75 off each camper. Pay for all summer and receive $150 each camper.

Week 1 June 5th - 9th: 
2 years – Rising K “Jesus is Game Changer

Imaginations will be ignited and creativity awakened as kids learn that they are created, designed, and empowered to use their talents to bring glory to God.

Completed K-5th Grade - “VBS WEEK” – Special Price

Full steam ahead as campers participate in BSC’s Vacation Bible School in the morning and then head off to camp at 12:00 PM. Kids will learn that they are created, designed, and empowered to use their talents to bring glory to God at Sparks Studio.  VBS is free from 9 -12 in the AM, the cost incurred for the week is for care before and/or after VBS. For more information regarding VBS go to:

Week 2 June 12th - 16th:
PreK - 5th Grade Kids Kitchen 

LET’S GET COOKING!  Campers will learn new and exciting culinary skills while having fun and trying new foods.  They will make appetizers, entrees, and desserts.  

Week 3 June 19th - 23rd: 
S’mores and More” Pre K2 - Pre K 4

Chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers….does this remind you of a tasty treat?  Campers will “Camp In” during this week including pitching a tent, campfire stories, and of course, eating S’mores.

Survivor” Rising K- 5th Grade

Is your camper a “Survivor”?  Campers will go on scavenger hunts, survivor challenges, use maps and compasses, and much more during this Survivor Camp.

What would it be like to go back in time or forward into the future?  Campers will travel in time and explore different cultures, historical times, and people. Mexico, Iceland, Rome…. who knows where our campers will land?

Week 4 June 26th - 30th: 
Pre K2 - 5th Grade “Legomania”

This camp will focus on the campers’ building skills.  Can you create your own city, using LEGOs®?  Let the architect and engineer in your camper come out in this camp full of LEGOs®!   We will stack, build, create, and let’s be honest, knockdown LEGOs® this week. 

Week 5 July 3rd - July 7th : 

No camp on Monday, July 4th

“Silly Science”  Pre K2 - Pre K 4

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) come alive through hands-on experiments. Campers become inventors as they mix, stir, pour, and measure creating some bizarre mixtures. 

“Mad Science” Rising K- 5th Grade

Campers get messy as they make some cool gooey stuff as they experiment with goo, globs, oozes, and blobs.  This is sure to whip up a week full of zany goos and oohs.  Secret laboratory not required! Muah ha ha ha! 

Week 6 July 10th - 14th:
PreK 2 - Rising 1st Rainbow Splash” 

Creative Campers will flourish this week as we explore different materials and mediums.  Campers will use their skills to create beautiful and exciting art with paints and other supplies. 

Kids Worship Camp

Complete 1st - Completed 5th

Campers will participate in BSC’s Worship Camp in the morning and then head off to Discovery Camp at 12:30 PM. Kids will learn a musical throughout the week and then perform it on Friday night! There are different tracks the kids can be a part of throughout the week: choir, drama, media/tech, creative team, and set design. To participate in this campers must be registered and paid with BSC. Care is available after the morning portion if requested for a fee.   Worship Camp is  from 8 -1 and needs to be paid on the BSC site For more information regarding KWC go to:

Week 7 July 17th - 21st
PreK 2 - 5th Grade "Wild Week"

This is a wild and crazy week for our campers! campers will engage in games and challenges that help develop athletic skills, improve confidence, encourage good sportsmanship then finish off with a bouncy house, and more. This week is the craziest way to begin closing out the summer.

Week 8 July 24th - 28th: 
Pre K2 - 5th Grade "Christmas in July"

Week 9 July 31st - August 4th: 
Pre K2 - Pre K 4 "Dinosaurs"
K - 5th "Space is the Place"



*register for additional weeks only after you have registered with the first link.

For complete details about the camp themes, registration due dates, and forms download the Registration Packet.  This packet is full of essential information and also a few forms which need to be returned as soon as possible to complete your child’s registration. Please take a few minutes to look over everything carefully.

  • Registration Form (Complete and return one per child)
  • Guideline Acknowledgement Form (Complete and return one per family)
  • Camp Guidelines
  • Weekly Themes and Descriptions of Activities

If you have any specific questions or concerns prior to your child’s first day of camp, please contact the camp director, Gyia Carney.  We are looking forward to a fun-filled summer of new adventures and friendships in the light of God’s love and grace.