Camp Fire is one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit youth development organizations offering all-inclusive, co-educational programs. Founded in 1910, Camp Fire’s outcome-based programs include youth leadership, self-reliance, after school groups, camping and environmental education and child care.
S.T.E.A.M. TEAM AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM – STEAM is an after school program designed for K-7 grade students. Kids will spend their afternoons exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) based programming. School pick up available, program runs until 6pm.
eSCHOOL – Camp Fire is here to provide a safe and engaging place for K-5th grade students to participate in their campus eSchool classes.
VACATION STATION – Vacation Station provides purposeful, fun, and appropriate programming for your children (K-5) on those special days when school is out-of-session.
CLUB PROGRAM – Traditional club programs (what most of our alumnae from Camp Fire Girls remember fondly) pairs a trained volunteer leader with a group of youth who work through a Camp Fire curriculum after school, in the evening, or on the weekend. Clubs typically go on field trips, undertake service projects, and do other activities to earn emblems and learn life skills.
Explorations V Children’s Museum provides 3 floors of kid-powered, hands-on exhibits and mind-stretching programs in the arts and sciences to celebrate the five senses! Art and Science are the pathways for many learning concepts, freeing the child’s creativity and unleashing the power of play. The Museum was founded on the premise that children, like adults, use all five senses to explore and learn about the world around them, hence the V in our name.
The Second Floor includes a small children’s art gallery, interactive science components and brain-teasers as well as Temporary Exhibits located in the Dreamer’s Gallery.
The First Floor features Our Town including exhibits that offer action-packed opportunities for learning through the basics of music appreciation, art, theatre, math, science and history. The new Tot Spot is an engaging area designed especially for our youngest visitors.
The Lower Floor introduces children to local history and Our World through
O is for Oranges, from seed to Our World. Pick, pack, sort and slide in this
fanciful Florida orange grove that takes visitors on a journey of discovery to Asia, Africa, Australia and America.
OTHER PROGRAMS – The Museum offers field trips, free tax preparation, summer camps, spring break camps, Financial Fitness for Families classes, tutoring and test prep, homeschool programs, and daily programs that are included with admission.
BIRTHDAY PARTIES – Host your party at the greatest place in town! Birthday Parties are held at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm during the day on Saturdays. Call to inquire about weekday party times. Party includes Use of a party room for 90 minutes, plus unlimited play in the Museum. Themed parties available including princess tea party, crazy chemistry, and art-rageous art. Details – https://explorationsv.com/parties/
Annual Memberships are the best way to enjoy Explorations V Children’s Museum all year long!
Central Florida Athletics offers team gymnastics, recreational gymnastics, tumbling, all-star cheerleading, all-star prep, recreational cheerleading, and more! We also host birthday parties, homeschool classes, and have morning care and after school care with drop-off/pick-up available at local schools.
2125 Sleepy Hill Road, Lakeland, Florida 33810
For over 50 years, the YMCA has been the only cause-driven wellness center in our area to offer programming for the whole family that focuses on the spirit, mind and body. Facilities include: a weight room, a gym for basketball and exercise classes, an indoor swimming pool, locker rooms, racquetball courts, a craft room, childcare facility, group exercise room, gymnastics center, and more.
LAKELAND FAMILY YMCA
3620 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803
FONTAINE GILLS FAMILY YMCA
2125 Sleepy Hill Road, Lakeland, FL 33810
The Learning Resource Center of Polk County helps students maximize their learning potential through year-round one-to-one tutoring, SAT and ACT test prep, study skills courses for middle and high school students, after-school programs, summer programs for all ages including Camp READY! for rising kindergartners, and more.
Minds in Motion after school program offers a variety of activities! Your child will enjoy daily access to technology resources, gaming stations, STEAM activities, creative learning & play, academic assistance, and much more. Our goal is to provide a facility that is clean, safe, and offers daily enrichment focused on student interest, knowledge, and skills. We promote respect and tolerance. Our instructors will make sure that your child has ample time to complete their homework as well as offer assistance and guidance. Hours are 3:00-6:30pm. Click here to see a list of school pick-up locations. Click here to see a list of school pick-up locations.
Kelly Recreation Complex is a 30,000+ square foot facility that provides a variety of features and offers the residents of Lakeland (and visitors) access to a diverse selection of recreation activities.
Programs offered at Kelly Rec include pre-ballet for kids, adult dance classes (latin, swing, belly dance, line dance, salsa), martial arts, basketball, chess, sewing, guitar, etiquette, and more.
Check the website for a full listing of classes – http://www.lakelandgov.net/departments/parks-recreation/kelly-recreation-complex/
At Engineering For Kids of Central West Florida, we are very passionate and excited to be able to inspire the next generation of engineers by bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.A.M.), to children ages 4 to 14 in a FUN and CHALLENGING way through classes, after school programs, summer camps, clubs and parties.
Our young engineers have the opportunity to design, build, test, and refine their own creations in a safe and fun environment.
We offer the kinds of excellent programs for kids that parents look for:
- Camp programs
- After-school enrichment
- After-school enrichment located at your school!
- Evening & weekend classes
- Homeschool enrichment classes
- In-school field trips
- Clubs & competition groups
- Scout activities
- Corporate events
Family Martial Arts Center offers after-school care, summer camps and night class programs for all ages.
Our school strives to instill the basic life virtues of discipline, respect, integrity, and confidence. These qualities have been the foundation of the martial arts student since the beginning. The staff of Family Martial Arts Center helps reinforce each quality trait through Leading by Example. Our children of the future need positive role models that will set the right example. Our instructors make this the first priority.
No martial arts school is complete without the proper credentials. Family Martial Arts Center is proud to be part of the Victory Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan Association. This organization provides our school and instructors with authentic certification from Korea and the World TaeKwonDo Federation. Along with credentials, this association also provides instruction and training to the black belt instructors so that we may continue to provide outstanding instruction to your family.
Our programs include:
- Evening Classes
- Little Ninjas for ages 4 – 6
- After School Care – Monday-Friday from 2:30pm till 7:00pm
- Summer Camp
- Birthday Parties
- Holiday Camps
- School Holiday Camps – FMAC is open 7am – 7pm on School Holidays and a daily rate is available to families who just need a day here and there.
Spring Break Great Escapes with the City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation has been CANCELED.
Parks & Recreation facilities are NOT open for public daycare/camp while Polk County Public Schools are closed for COVID-19 and Spring Break. (This is a rumor that has been circulating)