2021 Spring Break Camp Guide for Lakeland + Polk County Kids

Spring Break Camp Guide

Spring Break is sneaking up on us! Schools are out from March 22 – 26, 2021. Whether you are looking for a full-day/all-week camp for your kids to attend, or an activity to get the kids out of the house for a few hours each day, Lakeland Mom’s Spring Break Camp Guide has you covered. This list includes both paid and free listings. We have one request – if you sign up for one of these camps, make sure to let them know you found it on Lakeland Mom!

Are you staying in town for spring break but not planning to send your kids to camp? No worries, we’re thinking about you too and will be updating our “Guide to Spring Break Fun.” It is full of ideas for family-friendly spring break activities in the Lakeland and Central Florida area.

**Some camps have not released plans yet for 2021. Keep checking back for updates!**

Spring Break Camps in Polk County

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Camp Fire Vacation Station Spring Break Camp

Join Camp Fire for Vacation Station during Spring Break!

Vacation Station provides purposeful, fun, and appropriate programming for your children on those special days when school is out-of-session. Staffed with caring, attentive staff, your child will have an opportunity to learn about the world around them in a way that will encourage them to grow mentally, emotionally and socially.

Ages: K – 5
Dates: Spring 2021 – Monday, January 18 | Monday, February 15 | Spring Break: March 22-26
: Structured program is from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with early & late care available.
Cost: Only $25 per day! Ask us about sibling discounts and available scholarships.

Have a middle or high schooler? Don’t stay home this spring break. Hit the road for a week long adventure with Camp Fire! Alternative Spring Break is designed for teens in 6th-12th grade. Click here to learn more.

Polk Museum of Art Spring Break Art Camp

Join the Polk Museum of Art for spring break art camp! Give your child a FUN, CREATIVE, and OPEN atmosphere to develop their love and appreciation for the arts. Camp classes will provide the freedom of exploration through creativity, medium, and technique.

IN-PERSON CLASSES: These classes will take place at the Museum with the health of your child and the health of others in mind. To ensure everyone’s safety, classrooms and supplies will be sanitized regularly, class sizes will be limited in order to maintain social distancing, and masks will be required to be worn by all staff, instructors, and students while in the Museum.

Max capacity for classes is 15 or 20 students. All classes are taught by certified art teachers and/or art professionals. Background checks are conducted for all teachers and Museum staff.

Ages: 7-13
: March 22 to 26, 2021
Times: 9am to 4pm
Cost: $150 for Members, $200 for Non-Members (Family Memberships are $80/year – see Benefits at
Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 14, 2021. Any registrations submitted after the registration deadline will include a $35 late fee.

Explorations V Spring Break Camp

This spring break will be out of this world. Spring over to Explorations V to explore earth and space! Book camps by the half day to accommodate your other spring break plans or book the full week for five days of hands-on learning. Students will be in a private classroom with special time for Museum exhibit play. All programs and exhibit play will follow the Museum’s SAFE + KIND procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students over age 8 will be required to wear a mask and all educators will wear a mask.

Programs for Spring Break Camps are curated by the National Informal Science Education network and NASA. Explorations V received a grant for materials and licensing which is now available to you!

Ages: 5-10
: March 22-26, 2021
Times: AM Session, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (encouraged to bring a lunch)
PM Session, 1 – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Each half day session is $20 and includes all program supplies and Museum playtime.

What's Cooking?

What’s Cooking? teaches children the importance of clean eating and cooking from scratch in a kitchen that caters to everyone’s allergies. Camps and classes are offered to further develop cooking skills and teach children about local foods, restaurants and our natural environment. Kids will make breakfast, lunch and/or take home dinner at What’s Cooking camps. Sign up for one, two or all three days.

Ages:  5-13
Dates & Times: Tuesday, March 23 (9a-2p), Wednesday, March 24 (9a-2p), Thursday, March 25 (9a-12:30p)
Cost: $45 – 75/day

Nova Athletics Camps

We are a before and after school camp. We are open for all school holidays, early release days and teacher works days. We offer full time and part-time care for e-learners. Contact us for details on Spring Break Camp!

Haines City Spring Break Camp

Haines City Parks and Recreation provides recreation camps throughout the year such as Holiday Camp, Spring Break Camp, and Summer Camp, for children currently in grades 1-5.

Spring Break Camp serves as an opportunity for parents to help keep children active during their break from school while we make such fun memories with new and old friends! Camp will have activities like arts and crafts, fun games, movies, and more! Spaces are limited!

Ages: Grades 1-5
Dates: March 22-26, 2021
Time: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Cost: $50 for Haines City Residents and $75 for Non-City Residents

TimberNook West Central Florida

This Spring Break, give your kids 3-days of epic outdoor adventurea. This outdoor play experience will challenge their motor skills, engage their senses, inspire creativity, and support social engagement. Kids will also explore the natural world, periodically cook over an open fire, and have ample time for child-led play!

Ages: 7-12 Year Olds
2021 TBD
Times: 2021 TBD
Cost: 2021 TBD

*TimberNook programs maintain a 6:1 child to adult ratio. All team members are background checked and finger printed. A team member will always be certified in first aid and CPR. A camp toilet and/or a port-a-john are available.
*The specifics about this program will be e-mailed to you a few days in advance.
*This is a drop-off program.
*This program is 100% outdoors. Weather appropriate attire is required.
For more information, please contact us.

WonderHere Spring Break Camps

Join us for this year’s Spring Break Workshop, themed “Ice Cream Shop & Soda POP”! We’re talkin’ science, art, bubbly sweet recipes and activities to keep your kiddos playfully busy all week long! Your child will enjoy a full fun week of puffy paint ice cream, catch the ice cream scoops, “Ice Cream Shop” dramatic play, chalk ice art, ice cream making experiment, mini ice cream sandwiches, soda pop experiments, and more!

Ages: 5-12
Dates: Monday, March 22 – Friday, March 26, 2021
Times: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $50 per child/per day, or $139 for the full week.

Art Centric Studio - Mini Art Camps for Spring Break

Join Art Centric Studio for a Mini Spring Break Art Camp.

Ages: TBD
Dates & Times: 2021 TBD
Cost: TBD

Off the Wall Adventures Spring Break Scuba Camp

Off The Wall Adventures Spring Break SCUBA Camp is a one week scuba course designed for kids & teens ages 10-17 taking students from beginner to full Open Water Scuba Diver certification. Camps are Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm for one week with checkout dives on Saturday in West Palm Beach.

Minds in Motion Spring Break Camp

Join Minds in Motion for a week of fun! 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.

Ages: 5 – 13
Dates: Monday – Friday, March 22-26, 2021
: 7:30am-6:30pm
Cost: $125 for the entire week or $40 /day. Discounts available for Siblings and students enrolled in After School Care.

Polk County Parks & Recreation Spring Frenzy

2021 Details TBD
Polk County Parks & Recreation offers a FREE spring break camp for kids in 1st-5th grade at the following Resource Centers:
Eloise Resource Center, Eloise (863) 298-4485
Wilfred Smith Resource Center, Winter Haven (863) 298-7898
Mary Norma Campbell Resource Center, Lake Wales (863 )679-4335
Wabash Community Center, Lakeland (863) 284-4223
For more information, please call a center near you.

Great Escapes at Kelly Recreation Complex

Great Escapes is a youth enrichment opportunity available for elementary school-aged students (K-5th grade) during select school holidays. The program includes games, crafts, sports and lots of fun! Check back for 2021 details.

Ages: K-5th Grade
Dates & Times: 2021 TBD
Cost: TBD

Check out our full Spring Activities Guide for more things to do in Lakeland, Polk County, and Central Florida from January – May.