Are you looking for a camp with an educational theme that offers academic enrichment or help for your child? The camps listed below either have a significant educational component or are solely focused on gaining important skills, but always while having fun! Camps are located in Lakeland, Winter Haven, and across Polk County.

There are academic camps available specifically for kids entering or repeating Kindergarten, kids transitioning to Middle or High School, ACT and SAT Prep Camps, tutoring camps, and others that focus on preventing the summer slide with a variety of math, science, reading and writing activities. These educational camps will help students progress academically over the summer.

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Camp Light-A-Spark Summer Day Camp - Camp Fire (Entering K-5th)
Camp Fire Lakeland Summer Camp
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Camp Fire Lakeland Summer Camp
Ages:

Entering Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Camp Dates:

Weekly from June 1 – August 5, 2020 (no program on Friday, July 3 / August 6-7)

Camp Hours:

8:00 am to 5:00 pm with FREE early and late care available (7:30am – 6:00pm)

Field Trips? (Yes/Optional/No):
Yes, Field Trips are part of camp
Registration type:
Full Summer (see Camp Dates for details), Weekly Sessions, Daily Registration
Camp Description:

Enjoy 10 full weeks of summer exploration with Camp Fire! Come for a day, a week, or the whole summer! Camp Light-A-Spark is a summer day camp for children who are rising-Kindergarten through 5th graders. Activities, led by trained, adult staff, are designed to help prevent summer backslide in school. Math, science, reading and writing activities follow weekly themes and are shared in fun, creative ways. Curriculum and hands-on activities follow Florida Standards and are grade level appropriate.

Camp includes weekly field trips, center time, and daily outdoor play.

Camp Fire also offers:
Camp Ignite (5th-6th)
Teen Programs, Overnight Camps, and Service Projects (6th-12th)

Featured 2020 Registration Open
Camp READY! - Learning Resource Center
Learning Resource Center Summer Camps
Learning Resource Center Summer Camps
Learning Resource Center Summer Camps
Learning Resource Center Summer Camps
Ages:

Students entering or repeating Kindergarten

Camp Dates:

Four weeks during the summer months; Dates vary by site. (See description)

Camp Hours:

3-4 hours each weekday morning, varies by location. Check website for dates/times/locations.

Field Trips? (Yes/Optional/No):
No Field Trips
Registration type:
Other
Camp Description:

This successful summer program prepares rising and repeating kindergartners for academic success. Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN! With art, music and movement, cooking, and reading readiness centers, Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills while also providing a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development. On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of four to seven months from pre- to post-assessment.

Program Goals: To build pre-reading and kindergarten readiness skills through experiential learning centers which include art, music and movement, cooking, and reading readiness

Who: Students entering or repeating Kindergarten
When: Four weeks during the summer months; Dates vary by site. (See below)
How: Highly-qualified teachers will lead the exciting parade of themed rich language-laden lessons with movement and music, color and art, taste and cooking, providing learning opportunities for parent involvement at camp and at home.

CHECK BACK FOR 2020 CAMP DATES & LOCATIONS

Featured 2020 Registration Open
Camp Ignite Summer Day Camp - Camp Fire (Entering 5th-6th)
Camp Fire Lakeland Summer Camp
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Camp Fire Lakeland Summer Camp
Camp Fire Lakeland Summer Camp
Ages:

Entering 5th & 6th Grade

Camp Dates:

Weekly from June 1 – August 5, 2020 (no program on Friday, July 3 / August 6-7)

Camp Hours:

8:00 am to 5:00 pm with FREE early and late care available (7:30am – 6:00pm)

Field Trips? (Yes/Optional/No):
Yes, Field Trips are part of camp
Registration type:
Full Summer (see Camp Dates for details), Weekly Sessions
Camp Description:

Camp Ignite is a summer day camp geared specifically for young people transitioning between the worlds of elementary school and middle school. Camp Fire has helped young people learn to take care of themselves, their environment, and the people around them. Camp Ignite, led by trained, adult staff, is a combination of traditional camp activities, including weekly field trips, a weekly service project, outdoor play and camping skills.

Camp Fire also offers:
Camp Light-A-Spark (K-5)
Teen Programs, Overnight Camps, and Service Projects (6th-12th)

Featured 2020 Registration Open
Camp Explorations at Explorations V Children's Museum
2020 Camp Updates

Registration for Summer 2020 is open. Call the Museum to check availability 863-687-3869, Monday – Friday from 8 AM – 4 PM.

Ages:

Ages 4 – 10 (must turn 5 by Sept. 1, 2020)

Camp Dates:

June 1 – August 7 | Weekly

Camp Hours:

Drop off opens at 8:00 am
Camp Curriculum runs 9 am – 3 pm
Pick up ends at 5:30 pm

Field Trips? (Yes/Optional/No):
Walking Field Trips
Registration type:
Full Summer (see Camp Dates for details), Weekly Sessions
Camp Description:

Exploration awaits this summer at Explorations V Children’s Museum’s summer camp in downtown Lakeland.

CAMP INCLUDES

  • Breakfast & Lunch (campers are allowed to bring their own food)
  • Scientific Inquiry Skill Building
  • Literacy & Language Development
  • Supervised Museum Play Time
  • Friendship Building
  • Supportive Learning Environment
  • Walking Field Trips (weather permitting, Jr & Sr Explorers only – ages 5-10)

Featured 2020 Registration Open
All Saints Academy Recreation & Instructional Camps
All Saints Summer Camps
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All Saints Academy Summer Camps (2)
All Saints Academy Summer Camps (2)
Ages:

Entering PreK3 – 12th Grade

Camp Dates:

Vary by Camp – see description below

Camp Hours:

Vary by Camp

Field Trips? (Yes/Optional/No):
No Field Trips
Registration type:
Two Week Sessions, Weekly Sessions
Camp Description:

We are excited to offer a variety of engaging camps for your child to experience this summer! Grades listed indicate the grades students will be entering in the fall 2020. All camps open to the public.


2020 All Saints Summer Dance Intensive Camp
Grades PK – 12
June 1 – 12 (Monday-Friday) • Show for parents and guest Friday, June 12 at 6pm

PK – K • 9:00am – 10:30am • $100
Grades 1-2 • 10:00am – 11:30am • $100
Grades 3-5 • 11:00am – 2:30pm • $225
Grades 6-8 • 10:00am – 4:00pm • $250
Grades 9-12 • 10:00am – 4:00pm • $275


Broadway Beginnings: A Musical Theatre Intensive (Grades 6-12)
July 13-17  • 9am – 3pm •  Friday 9am-12pm •  Grades 6-12 • $315
This exciting week with Ms. Elizabeth Burton will include masterclasses in singing, dancing, and acting along with Skype Q&A sessions with Broadway director/choreographers and actors.


Bits and Bots – A STEAM Electrical Camp
June 15-19 • 6th -12th Grade • 9am-3pm, M-F • $230
Explore the magical world of circuits, electronics and microprocessors with hands-on activities and projects.


Camp Discovery (Grades 2-5)
Cost $200/wk • 9am-3pm
Week 1: June 1-5 – Tech Camp
Week 2: June 8-12 – Week of Wizardry
Week 3: June 15-19  – Math Lab
Week 4: June 22-26 – Sports Week


Rising STARS Camp (K/1)
Cost $200/wk • 9am-3pm
Week 1: June 1-5 • Week 2: June 8-12 • Week 3: June 15-19 • Week 4: June 22-26
Is your child going into Kindergarten or 1st grade in the fall?  Well, this is the camp for them! Differentiated reading lessons, hands-on math activities, & STEAM Discovery Zone. Soar into the next school year confidently with lots of exciting summer instruction!
**Must be 5 years old by June 1st, 2020 (no exceptions)


Young Explorers
9am – 3pm • $200
June 1-5 • June 8-12 • June 15-19 • June 22-26 • July 6-10 • July 13-17 • July 20-24
June Camps are PreK3 – PreK4 • July Camps are PreK3 – Kindergarten
Explore the world around us through activities such as arts and crafts, dramatic play, music and movement, storytime, outdoor adventures, fun with technology, sensory activities, and more. Each week ends with a splash with Water Day! *Please note: all campers must be potty trained.


Engineering For Kids (Grades 1-5)
9am – 3pm • Grades 1-5 • $230
July 6-10 • July 13-17 • Week 7: July 20-24


Gearing Up for Middle School
Grade 6  • Monday, July 27 – Thursday, July 30  • 12:30pm – 3:30pm • $150
Mrs. Krahe teaches about the rigors of the Middle School curriculum, schedule, and expectations. Campers will practice note-taking skills, time management, test-taking strategies, and they will familiarize themselves with the campus.


All Saints Academy also offers Sports Camps.

Featured 2020 Registration Open
Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camps
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Ages:

K-5th grade (children entering kindergarten must have completed VPK to attend)

Camp Dates:

June 8 – July 17, 2020

Camp Hours:

9am-4pm (early drop-off and late-pick up options available)

Field Trips? (Yes/Optional/No):
No Field Trips
Registration type:
Weekly Sessions, Daily Registration
Camp Description:

This unique summer camp will keep your child thinking, building, innovating, creating, and learning all summer long. Using our high-quality Bricks 4 Kidz® resources, we will build educational and interactive models, as well as learn coding with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 robots. Our camp will be rounded out with other activities including outdoor games and activities, board games, chess, and science experiments for a STEM-full summer!

Our camp encourages imagination and innovation! The campers will have a chance to channel their inner creativity, interests and expressions. They will have the opportunity to work together, build their teamworking skills, get creative and solve problems while having fun learning STEM concepts based on the theme of the day or week.

  • FREE take-home mini figure
  • FREE Bricks 4 Kidz t-shirt (full week campers only)
  • Discount available when signing up for all six weeks
  • Campers are grouped by age
  • Sibling discount available

Middle school options available- please call for more information

Featured 2020 Registration Open
Learning Resource Center Summer Courses - Test Prep (SAT & ACT) & Middle School Study Habits
1628 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33803
LRC SAT ACT Prep
Ages:

6th – 12th Grade

Camp Dates:

Dates & Times vary by program – see description below or check website for details

Camp Hours:

Vary by Program

Field Trips? (Yes/Optional/No):
No Field Trips
Registration type:
Weekly Sessions
Camp Description:

Study Habits of Successful Students – Learning Resource Center
Ages: 6-8th grade
Dates: July 6-10, 2020 – Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $155.00 (Fee reduction available based on family income. Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale)

Study Habits of Successful Students provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 6-8 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies. The course is designed to offer small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students. Lessons include: Get Motivated, Listen Up and Take Notes, Set Goals to Achieve, Read Actively, Manage Your Time, Become Test-Wise.


ACT Preparation
July 13-17, 2020 • 9-12th grade
Monday-Thursday – Math/Science: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. / English/Reading: 1-3:30 p.m.
Friday – Writing: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Learning Resource Center’s ACT Preparation Course provides an efficient and effective 23-hour course designed to help students achieve their best possible score on the ACT. Test-Taking strategies that build confidence and reduce test anxiety with highly trained teachers. How: Acquaint students with the ACT test format and types of questions, as well as, provide a review of relevant content and application of research-based problem-solving techniques with highly trained instructors.


SAT Preparation 
July 20-24, 2020 • 9-12th grade
Monday-Thursday – Math: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. / Reading/Language: 1-3:30 p.m.
Friday – Essay Writing: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Learning Resource Center’s SAT Preparation provides an efficient and effective 23-hour course designed to help students achieve their best possible score on the exam. Math, Critical Reading, and Writing to help all students maximize their learning potential. These test-Taking strategies will build confidence and reduce test anxiety with highly trained teachers. This program will acquaint students with the SAT® test format and types of questions, as well as, provide a review of relevant content and application of research-based problem-solving techniques with highly trained instructors.

SAT/ACT Prep Courses: Cost of Full Course: $575*
Cost of Math/Science or English/Critical Reading Course only: $250*
Cost of Writing Course: $85*
*Fee reductions are available based on family income. Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale!

SAT & ACT prep courses are offered in fall, winter, spring, and summer.

Featured 2020 Registration Open
Learning Resource Center Elementary Summer Programs
203 Avenue R Northeast, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Learning Resource Center Summer Camps
Learning Resource Center Summer Camps
Learning Resource Center Summer Camps
Learning Resource Center Summer Camps
Ages:

Completed K – 6th Grade (check descriptions)

Camp Dates:

Vary by location – see description

Camp Hours:

Vary by location – see description

Field Trips? (Yes/Optional/No):
No Field Trips
Registration type:
Weekly Sessions, Other
Camp Description:

PEP Summer Camp
Entering 2nd – 6th Grade

PEP Super Summer Science Camp will give students the opportunity to explore science and the arts through interaction with hands-on projects. Camp will take place over six weeks and will feature different STEM activities weekly. Choose to attend one week or all six weeks!
Space is limited; early registration is encouraged!

When: CHECK BACK FOR 2020 DATES
Where: Winter Haven PEP Center, 203 Avenue R NE, Winter Haven
Cost: $25 per week (full and partial scholarships available)


Super Summer Success
Completed K – 5th Grade

Super Summer Success offers elementary students a fun way to gain important skills in reading and math.
Classes are small and include hands-on, high-interest activities as well as interactive teaching.
If your child needs a little extra review this summer, Super Summer Success is for them!

CHECK BACK FOR 2020 DATES & LOCATIONS ACROSS POLK COUNTY

2020 Registration Open
Mathnasium STEM Camp
4758 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Ages:

3rd – 8th grade

Camp Dates:

Weekly Sessions June 1 – July 31

Camp Hours:

1pm – 3pm

2020 Registration Open
Minds in Motion Summer Camps & Workshops
Ages:

K – Age 13

Camp Dates:

May 26, 2020 – August 7, 2020

Camp Hours:

7:30 am – 6:30 pm

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 Registration Open
Florida Southern College FSC Early Learning Lab Camp
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Ages:

Ages 3 – 10

Camp Dates:

2020 Dates TBD

Camp Hours:

Camp time is 9am-3pm, before and after care beginning at 7:30am and ending at 5:15pm for an additional cost.

2020 Registration Open
FSC Roberts Academy Reading Camp
1140 Frank Lloyd Wright Way, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Ages:

Grades K – 8

Camp Dates:

2020 – Session I – June 8 – 26, Session 2 – July 13-24

Camp Hours:

8:30am – 11:30am for Roberts Academy Reading Camp / STEM Camp available for 11:30am – 3:00pm

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