Can we all agree that this is going to be the strangest summer we’ve experienced? Sadly, some of our favorite summer camps are not operating for Summer 2020 due to social distancing requirements and other restrictions in place.

We’re keeping a list of camps that have been canceled so that parents can easily find them and keep them in mind for Summer 2021.

The great news is that we still have quite a few camps open for Summer 2020. See our master Summer Camp Guide that can be filtered by age, dates, theme, etc, and our other summer camp articles:

 

Some of the camps listed below have indicated they will be providing virtual camp options and other summer activities. Be sure you sign up for our Newsletter to get more details when they are published on our website, as well as other ideas for family fun during Summer 2020.

Editor’s Note: We can tell you that none of these businesses or organizations have made summer camp decisions lightly. Anyone running a summer camp is having to weigh many factors in deciding whether they can host camp this summer – the liability, the cost, whether they have the physical space to fulfill social distancing guidelines, etc. For some camps, operating at half capacity would actually mean operating at a deficit to cover expenses. Some of the camps also use public school facilities which may not be available this summer.

We will continue to update all of our Summer Camp information as we receive details in May, June and July. 

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Featured 2020 In Person Camps Canceled
Polk Museum of Art Summer Art Camp
800 East Palmetto Street, Lakeland, Florida 33801
2020 Camp Updates

The Polk Museum of Art has made the difficult decision to cancel traditional in-person summer camp programming for Summer 2020.

Their creative team has developed alternative Summer 2020 programming of art-based activities and projects in the form of boxed kits to be enjoyed from the comfort of home.

Designed by Polk Museum educators, Art (Un)Boxed is a self-paced art program with a set of art kits based on the popular art classes for children and families normally held at the Museum during Summer and Spring breaks. Available by subscription or offered à la carte, Art (Un)Boxed kits include easy-to-follow instructions, prompts that foster creative thinking, all necessary art supplies, and special kit-specific video links featuring our favorite Museum instructors.

For an overview of the entire Art (Un)Boxed program and registration information, please click on the link below.
PolkMuseumofArt.org/Art-Unboxed

Read the full message – https://mailchi.mp/polkmuseumofart/update-on-summer-2020-programs

ArtUnBoxed Summer 2020
Polk Museum of Art Summer Camp 2
Polk Museum of Art Summer Camp 2
Polk Museum of Art Summer Camp 2
Featured 2020 In Person Camps Canceled
Polk Museum of Art Winter Haven Art Camp
500 3rd Street Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
2020 Camp Updates

The Polk Museum of Art has made the difficult decision to cancel traditional in-person summer camp programming for Summer 2020.

Their creative team has developed alternative Summer 2020 programming of art-based activities and projects in the form of boxed kits to be enjoyed from the comfort of home.

Designed by Polk Museum educators, Art (Un)Boxed is a self-paced art program with a set of art kits based on the popular art classes for children and families normally held at the Museum during Summer and Spring breaks. Available by subscription or offered à la carte, Art (Un)Boxed kits include easy-to-follow instructions, prompts that foster creative thinking, all necessary art supplies, and special kit-specific video links featuring our favorite Museum instructors.

For an overview of the entire Art (Un)Boxed program and registration information, please click on the link below.
PolkMuseumofArt.org/Art-Unboxed

Read the full message – https://mailchi.mp/polkmuseumofart/update-on-summer-2020-programs

Polk Museum of Art After School PMOA
Polk Museum of Art Summer Camp 2
Polk Museum of Art Summer Camp 2
Polk Museum of Art Summer Camp 2
2020 In Person Camps Canceled
Destination Aviation Summer Camp - SUN 'n FUN Campus
4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland, Florida 33811
2020 Camp Updates

Destination Aviation and STEMtastic Camps are going virtual for 2020! Click here for additional details on the Destination Aviation Virtual Camp. 

2020 In Person Camps Canceled
Sertoma Camp Endeavor
605-601 Camp Endeavor Boulevard 4th, Dundee, Florida 33838
2020 Camp Updates
2020 In Person Camps Canceled
Camp R.O.C.K - Polk County Parks & Recreation Summer Program
2020 Camp Updates

Polk County has cancelled summer rec programs (Camp ROCK) for this year. We hope to offer some day camps or children events if circumstances change.

2020 In Person Camps Canceled
Cedarkirk Camp
2020 Camp Updates

All residential camps have been suspended for the summer of 2020. We will miss ALL of our campers and staff this summer, and are already planning for Summer 2021 – our 50th Anniversary year!

2020 In Person Camps Canceled
WinShape Camps
2020 In Person Camps Canceled
St. Paul Lutheran School Camp Spirit Summer Camps (K-5)
4450 Harden Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33813
2020 Camp Updates

Unfortunately we will not be able to host Camp Spirit (K-5th Grade) this summer. We are very sad and disappointed, however, logistically, we cannot make it work. In order to follow CDC/DCF guidelines, we are not able to mix groups (so that means staying in one room all day) and would need to try to adhere to the 10 person group limit. While we understand things may change as we enter further into the reopening phases, we can only make decisions based on the information we have now. We are sorry for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing everyone in the fall!

**St. Paul Lutheran will still have childcare / summer camp for ages 15 Months – 2 Year Olds | PreK3 – PreK4**
Visit http://www.splslakeland.org/programs-clubs/summer-programs/ for more info.

2020 In Person Camps Canceled
Summer Band Camp at Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
2020 Camp Updates

“Attention everyone interested in the Florida Southern College Band Camp and String Camp. We are sorry to announce that both music camps, Band and Strings will be cancelled for summer 2020. This decision was made for the health of all of our faculty, staff, campers and families.”

2020 In Person Camps Canceled
Bartow Bash Day Camp
520 Idlewood Avenue South, Bartow, Florida 33830
2020 Camp Updates

Summer camps and swim lessons for Summer 2020 are cancelled. Any decision to provide summer recreational programming will be made based on (a) policy guidance from the CDC, the FDOH, the Governor of the State of Florida and Polk County and (b) the availability of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for City staff. From the City of Bartow EMERGENCY ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-14.

2020 In Person Camps Canceled
Auburndale Parks & Recreation Day Camp
2020 Camp Updates

The City’s 2020 summer recreation programs have been cancelled. This includes the Kids Quest and Teen Xtreme programs. This difficult decision was made due to the many challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. For further information about program closures, please call (863) 965-5545. The City will continue to explore ways to provide activities for kids while following the appropriate guidelines this summer.

2020 In Person Camps Canceled
Discovery Days Summer Camps at Bok Tower Gardens
2020 Camp Updates

Bok Tower will not have a face to face summer camp this summer. They will be doing some virtual offerings that will be free to the public.

2020 In Person Camps Canceled
Lake Alfred Summer Recreation Program
East Haines Boulevard, Lake Alfred, Florida 33850
2020 Camp Updates

Lake Alfred has decided to cancel the summer recreation program for this year.

2020 In Person Camps Canceled
Polk State Kids at College
3425 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, Florida 33803
999 Avenue H Northeast, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
2020 Camp Updates

Both sessions of Kids at College have been canceled for 2020.

2020 In Person Camps Canceled
First Presbyterian Church VBS Vacation Bible School
175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
2020 Camp Updates

First Presbyterian Church is offering VBS in a Box this year! Learn more at https://lakelandmom.com/online-resources/listing/vbs-in-a-box-fpc-lakeland/ (in person VBS is not scheduled for 2020)

2020 In Person Camps Canceled
String Orchestra Camp at Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
2020 Camp Updates

“Attention everyone interested in the Florida Southern College Band Camp and String Camp. We are sorry to announce that both music camps, Band and Strings will be cancelled for summer 2020. This decision was made for the health of all of our faculty, staff, campers and families.”

2020 In Person Camps Canceled
STEMtastic Day Camp
2020 Camp Updates

Destination Aviation and STEMtastic Camps are going virtual for 2020! Click here for additional details on the Destination Aviation Virtual Camp. 

2020 Summer Camps in the Lakeland Area

Take Home Activity Kits

Take-Home Activity Kits for Kids in the Lakeland area

Take-home kits, at-home activities, curbside pick-up kits… we aren’t sure what exactly to call these options, but local businesses and organizations have some great hands-on activities for your kids to do at home this summer.
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Summer Art Dance Drama Camps

Visual and Performing Arts Camps for Summer 2020

These visual and performing arts camps will allow your child to explore their creativity while having fun this summer! Camp themes include acting, dance, music, musical theater, as well as visual arts such as painting, digital art, crafting, and more.
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Summer Academic Educational Camp Lakeland

Educational and Academic Summer Camps for 2020

Are you looking for a camp with an educational theme that offers academic enrichment or help for your child? These educational camps will help students progress academically over the summer with math, science, reading and writing activities, but always while having fun!
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Summer Sports Camps Lakeland

Sports Camps for Summer 2020

We love summer sports camps because they let kids burn off energy and improve their skills at their favorite sport. If you're looking for a summer camp in the Lakeland or Winter Haven area where your son or daughter can play a sport at summer camp (or try multiple sports) this list is for you. Our guide includes camps for
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Summer Camps for Teens Lakeland Winter Haven (2)

Summer Camps for Teens Ages 13+

We are here to help you find summer camps for those hard to find age groups, including teenagers! Check out our list of summer camps for children ages 13 & older in middle and high school.
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Summer Camps for Preschoolers Lakeland

Summer Camps for Preschool Age Kids (5 & Under)

We are here to help you find summer camps for those hard to find age groups, including preschoolers! Check out our list of summer camps for children ages 5 and under.
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Full-Day Summer Camps

Full-Day Summer Camps in Lakeland and Polk County

Do you need a full-day summer camp? We have a list of summer camps that are ideal for working parents or families who need a full day of childcare during the summer. All camps listed cover a minimum of 6 hours each day.
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Lakeland Summer Camp Guide (2)

Lakeland Mom’s 2020 Summer Camp Guide

We've got the ULTIMATE list of summer camp options in Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and across Polk County, as well as some popular overnight camps in our area. Camp themes include Art, Sports, STEM, Preschool, Dance, Drama, Teens, VBS, and much more!
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