Fishing Camps

Building Up Sports Academy offers one of the biggest youth fishing programs in the state of Florida.  We offer many different fishing camps and clinics in Palm Beach County and Nantucket, MA.  Our fishing camps and clinics are entertaining as well as educational.  We want kids to experience the thrill of catching fish and to learn important conservation and ethical angling techniques. Studies have shown that kids that take up fishing at an early age are less likely to use drugs. Campers will learn all aspects of fishing from identifying different species of fish, feeding habits, casting techniques and conservation.  We also teach different fishing knots and water safety.  Some common fish caught in our Florida freshwater fishing camps are Largemouth Bass, Peacock Bass, Bluegill, non-native Mayan Cichlid, Catfish, and Tilapia. 

Fishing Camps Campers will learn to tie different knots, bait a hook, learn water safety and learn to identify different freshwater and saltwater fish in Florida.  Every camper will receive their own FREE rod and reel.  Join us for a great week of fishing and a chance to catch a trophy fish!! (we release all caught fish)

Fishing camp ages: 6-13

All camps include:

- 5 Days of structured activities

- T-shirt

- – Daily prizes

- Awards ceremony / every camper receives a fishing medal

- All rod & reels are donated by Florida Foundation For Responsible Angling, INC. (FISH FLORIDA) – Please support them by buying FISH FLORIDA license plates!



2022 Summer Fishing Camp Schedule 

-Because of park usage fees and municipality contracts, camp prices may vary
depending on the location

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* We will be offering Peacock bass fishing charters year round for children and adults.  Call or e-mail for further information


FISHING CAMP  / Lake Clarke Shores

Date:  June 6-10, 2022

Time: 9 AM – 12 PM
Location: Memorial Park
Price: $135.00
Ages: 6-13 (We provide all
fishing equipment including rods, bait, etc)
Catch & Release


FISHING CAMP / Palm Beach Gardens

Date: Session#1 June 27 – July 1, 2022  /  Session#2 July 11 – 15, 2022

Time: 9 AM – 12 PM
Location: Lake Catherine
Price: $135.00

Ages: 6-13 (We provide all fishing equipment including rods, bait, etc 
FREE rod/reel
) Catch & Release



Date:  * 2022 Jupiter fishing camps canceled due to park construction
Time: 9-12
Location: Jupiter Community Park
Price: $135.00
Ages: 6-13


FISHING CAMP   Boca Raton 

Date: Session 1: June 13-17, 2022 Session 2: July 25-29, 2022

Time: 9-12

Location: Spanish River Library, City of Boca Raton
Price: $145.00
Ages: 6-13


Shark-Fest Marine Camp 

Date: May 31 – June 3, 2022
Time: 9-12:30
Location: Spanish River Library, City of Boca Raton
Price: $235.00
Ages: 8-14

*Come celebrate Shark-Fest Camp this Summer! Campers will learn about different species of sharks as well as other freshwater and saltwater marine life.  Fun and stimulating activities all week include shark dissection, Megalodon lab, fossil dig, sharks and crafts, fishing and more.  Campers participating in camp program will gain an understanding of various marine-related topics such as ecology and marine biology, with an emphasis on conservation. Join us for a JAWsome week of shark activities !


FISHING CAMP   Royal Palm Beach

Date: July 18-22, 2022
Time: 9-12
Location: Challenger Park, Royal Palm Beach
Price: $135.00
Ages: 6-13


FISHING CAMP  Wellington

Date: Session#1 June 20-24, 2022 / Session #2 August 1-5, 2022

Time: 9-12
Location: Village Park, Wellington
Price: $135.00
Ages: 6-13




Registration information (Please register through municipality where camp is located)

- Palm Beach Gardens Recreation – Phone# 561- 630-1100

- Village of Royal Palm Beach Recreation – Phone# 561-790- 5124

- Jewish Community Center – Phone # 561-712-5275 

- Town of Jupiter Recreation – Phone# 561-741-2400

- Village of Wellington Recreation – Phone# 561-791-4747 or 791-4786

- City Of Boca Raton – Phone #561- 367-7035

- Lake Clarke Shores – Phone #561-964-1515

- City of West Palm Beach # 561-804-4900

- Building Up Sports Academy  – Phone# 561-601-5248


*Popular Peacock Fishing Frenzy Charter  

Great for Birthdays!

Fish and explore beautiful Lake Clarke and the surrounding canals in our 22 foot 2015 Seahunt Bay Boat.   We offer 3 and 5 hour fishing charters.  Lake Clarke offers 3 different species of bass. The Largemouth, Peacock and the Sunshine bass.  We can accommodate 1-5 people.  If party is bigger than 5 we have access to additional boats upon request.

For more information please click on the link below.

Peacock Fishing Frenzy Charter

Ages 4 and up

Trip includes:

- All rod/reels, tackle, bait (including live shiners)

- Drinks and snack

- T-shirt and fishing medal for children under 12

- Fishing grab bag for kids


Waiver for charter for youth under 18

Waiver for charter 18 and over


Fishing Tips for parents

“As busy as we all get with work and the daily grind, just remember how much it means to take your kids fishing. When you see the smile on their face, there is no better reward”
David Aagaard – President of Building Up Sports Academy, Inc.


Fishing with your children can be very rewarding and educational.   Here are some tips for taking them along.

Be relaxed:   As you head out the door, leave behind the tension and take along a smile, an open mind, and a lot of patience.

Make it fun:   Above all else, make the fishing trip fun and safe.   Don’ t measure the success of the trip by the number or size of fish caught.  Make the trip successful simply by having a fun, safe time outdoors.  Praise children for their patience and cooperation.

Make it a shore thing:  Teaching children to fish from shore has some important advantages.  It provides them more opportunity to go on their own or with friends when they are old enough.  Give the first few lessons at a local park, farm pond, or a lake with a dock or gentle shoreline where children can run and play when their attention span runs short.  If and when you progress to a boat, be sure to have the proper safety equipment for you and your youngster.

Fish for little fish: Catching fish is important; size isn’t.  Start new anglers off on species that are plentiful and more easily caught. Popular fish for beginners are sunfish or perch.  Most kids prefer to catch lots of fish versus big fish.  Larger fish can be sought when the child has developed basic fishing skills.

Start with the basics:  Begin with simple equipment and bait.  Use simple spin-casting equipment, a bobber and a hook with live bait, as it will work well for a variety of fish species.  Be sure the equipment your child uses is in good working order to avoid any unnecessary frustration.

Teach skills:  People, regardless of their age, enjoy fishing more when they are in control and have the ability to do it themselves. Resist the temptation to do things for your children.  If you are using live bait, teach them how to put it on the hook themselves. Teach them how to tie their hook onto their line and how to cast.  On future trips, help them develop these skills and their self-esteem, as they begin to master them.

Clinch Knot (we teach the clinch knot at all camps and clinics)

One of the most basic knots for adding end tackle, such as hooks,lures, or swivels.

1. Pass the line through the eye of the hook, or swivel.

2. Double back. Make five turns around the line.

3. Pass the end of the line through the first loop, above the eye, and then through the large loop.

4. Draw the knot into shape.

5. Slide the coils down tight against the eye.