Summer Camps for Preschool Age Kids (5 & Under)

Summer Camps for Preschoolers Lakeland

We are here to help you locate summer camps for those hard to find age groups, including teenagers and PRESCHOOLERS! It seems there are plenty of camps for elementary age kids, but we’ve also tracked down local camps for ages 5 & under.

{Side note – this is how Lakeland Mom got started – I was searching for summer camps when my kids were 4 & 6 and had a hard time finding anything for the younger one, so I decided I’d make a website where I could list summer camps!}

If you’re looking for a summer camp in the Lakeland or Winter Haven area for your son or daughter that is preschool age or younger, this list is for you. There is no set theme for these camps, other than the ages they cover from infant through entering kindergarten.

Don’t miss our full Summer Camp Guide and other summer camp articles:

Summer Camps for Preschoolers

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Grade (Fall 2020)
Featured 2020 Registration Open
Camp READY! - Learning Resource Center
Learning Resource Center Summer Camps

Students entering or repeating Kindergarten

Camp Dates:

June 29 – July 24, 2020

Camp Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Field Trips? (Yes/Optional/No):
No Field Trips
Registration type:
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.

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.

Although Camp Ready is typically held at multiple sites across Polk County, limited sites are available this year. Visit the website to check for any new locations to be added.

Featured 2020 Registration Open
All Saints Academy Recreation & Instructional Camps
All Saints Summer Camps
All Saints Academy Lakeland Winter Haven (2)

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
TimberNook West Central Florida Summer Camps
TimberNook West Central Florida

Ages 4 – 8 and 8 – 12 years old, see description (Ages are flexible, contact directly about an older/younger child)
My First Summer Camp (June 22-25) is for ages 18 months to 5 years old with a parent/caregiver joining them

Camp Dates:

June 2-5: Friends in the Wild, 4-8 year olds, 9:00-12:00 pm
June 8-12: Castaways, 8-12 year olds, 9:00-12:00 pm
June 16-19: Enchanted, 4-8 year olds, 9:00-12:00 pm
June 22-26: My First Summer Camp, 18 months – 5 years old with a parent/caregiver, 9:00-11:30 am

Camp Hours:

9:00 am – 12:00 pm or 9am – 11:30am

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

Big outdoor play experiences to build STRONG and CONFIDENT kids!

Does your child prefer to play indoors or on screens?
Do you find yourself having to keep your child busy?
Today’s culture, pace, and expectations are stealing our kids’ childhoods!

Like you, we want more for today’s kids! Together, let’s bring back the JOY and GROWTH opportunities of outdoor play for your child!

TimberNook West Central Florida summer programs are facilitated by experienced professionals in the fields of occupational therapy and education. Every day brings a new adventure to challenge sensory, motor, social, emotional, and cognitive skills. Kids will also explore the natural world and have ample time for child-led play! Programs limited to 10 kids.

Friends in the Wild – June 2-5
Ages 4 – 8 | 9am-12pm | $130.00 per child
Dive into your imagination with a little help from a friend. Children will bring a stuffed animal from home as they handicraft items for their special animal and take them on sensational journeys through the mud, up in the air, and more! 4 Day Camp.

Castaways – June 8-12
Ages 8 – 12 | 9am-12pm | $160.00 per child
A week-long adventure where survival instincts and imagination are challenged. “Stranded” on a deserted island and with only the bare essentials, the children will make their own little world in the woods. Each day is filled with adventure and excitement as the theme unfolds and children build huts, tools, rafts, and more!

Enchanted – June 16-19
Ages 4 – 8 | 9am-12pm | $130.00 per child
This week children enter the world of Heroes & Villains. As they choose to become either a superhero or a super villain, they will create their own lairs, test their skills, and save the day. 4 Day Camp.

My First Summer Camp – June 22-25
18 months to 5 years old with a parent/caregiver | 9am-11:30am | $100.00 per child
Includes 4 Days of PLAY, NATURE, CREATIVITY, and FUN while challenging and supporting your child’s motor, cognitive, social/emotional, and sensory development!

2020 Registration Open
St. Paul Lutheran ECEC | PreK Summer Camp (15m - PreK4)
4450 Harden Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33813
2020 Camp Updates

St. Paul Lutheran will have childcare / summer camp for ages 15 Months – 2 Year Olds | PreK3 – PreK4. Unfortunately, they will not be able to host Camp Spirit (K-5th Grade) this summer.
Visit for more info.


15 months – PreK4

Camp Dates:

June 1 – July 31, 2020

Camp Hours:

½ day (8am-12pm) | Full day (8am-5pm)

2020 Registration Open
Gymtek Summer Gymnastic Camps
2045 East Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803

Age 3 & Up

Camp Dates:

June 15-18, July 6-9, July 27 – 30 (Mon-Thur)

Camp Hours:

9am – 12pm

2020 Registration Open
Covenant CDC Summer Program
210 Poppell Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33813

Child Care for ages 2 – 5
Summer Enrichment Camps for ages 4 – 5

Camp Dates:

June 1st through August 6th

Camp Hours:

8am – 4:30pm

2020 Registration Open
Art Centric Studio Summer Art Camps
1035 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33803

Ages 4 – 12

Camp Dates:

Weekly Sessions from June 1 – July 31

Camp Hours:

Vary by camp – 10am – 1pm or 10am – 2pm

2020 Registration Open
Florida Southern College FSC Early Learning Lab Camp
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801

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
Florida Dance Theatre Summer Dance Intensive
305 West Main Street, Lakeland, Florida 33815

Primary Dance Intensive – Ages 4 – 6
Junior Dance Intensive – Ages 7 – 12
Senior Dance Intensive – Ages 13 +

Camp Dates:

FDT Senior Summer Intensive (ages 13+) – June 8th – 27th, 2020
FDT Primary & Junior Intensive Program (ages 4 – 12) – July 6th – 17th, 2020

Camp Hours:

Vary by program, see description

2020 Registration Open
Little Einstein Preschool & Summer Camp
3034 Atlantic Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33803
1129 1st Street South, Winter Haven, Florida 33880

Ages 5 – 12 for summer camp. Ages 6 weeks and up for daycare.

Camp Dates:

Weekly sessions all summer

Camp Hours:

6:30am – 5:30pm