Fishing Camps/Programs


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. 

Camp Varsity – Looking for a full day of fishing mixed with sports, games, and contests?

Check out “Camp Varsity” located at Wellington Landings Middle School.  This camp is offered every week of the summer!    

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 snack and juice

- Daily prizes

- Awards ceremony / every camper receives a fishing medal

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

 

 

2017 Summer Fishing Camp Schedule 

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

 

FISHING CAMP     Palm Beach Gardens 

Date: Session#1 June 12-16, 2017 /  Session#2 July 24–28, 2017
Time: 9 AM – 12 PM
Session 1: Lake Catherine  Session 2: Sand Hill Crane Park * New location
Price: $125.00
Ages: 6-13 (We provide all fishing equipment including rods, bait, etc /
FREE rod/reel
) Catch & Release

 

FISHING FRENZY ADVENTURE CAMP  Palm Beach Gardens

Date: July 17-21,, 2017
Time: 9 AM – 1 PM
Location: Different locations / Meet at Burns Road Recreation Center
Price: $245.00
Ages: 6-14
* Camp includes FREE  rod/reel, Drift Fishing on Sea mist III,
5 days at different fishing locations, fishing
tournament, t-shirt, and fishing medal during
end of week

 

FISHING CAMP  Jupiter

Date: Session#1 June 19-23, 2017 / Session #2 July 31- Aug 4, 2017
Time: 9-12
Location: Jupiter Community Park
Price: $130.00
Ages: 6-13

 

FISHING CAMP   Boca Raton

Date: Session 1: June 5-9, 2017/ Session 2: June 26-30, 2017
Time: 9-12
Location: Spanish River Library, City of Boca Raton
Price: $135.00
Ages: 6-13

 

FISHING CAMP   Jewish Community Center / Palm Beach Gardens

JCC Registration phone # 561-712-5275

Date:  June 12-16, 2017
Time: 9-12
Location: Jewish Community Center
Price: $145.00 / $160.00 for non members
Ages: 6-13

 

FISHING CAMP   Royal Palm Beach

Date:  July 17-21, 2017
Time: 9-12
Location: Session 1: Challenger Park, Royal Palm Beach
Price: $120.00
Ages: 6-13

FISHING CAMP  Wellington

Date: Session#1 June 12-16, 2017 / Session #2 July 10-14, 2017

Time: 9-12
Location:  Village Park
Price: $125.00
Ages: 6-13

 

FISHING CAMP  Lake Clarke Shores

Date:  June 19-23, 2017

Time: 9-12
Location: Memorial Park
Price: $125.00
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

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

 

New 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.

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

561-601-5248

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.