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Educational and Academic Summer Camps in Lakeland + Polk County

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.

For a complete list of summer camps in Lakeland, Polk County, and Central Florida, check out our full Summer Camp Guide.

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Camp Fire Light a Spark 2022
Camp Fire Lakeland Summer Camp
Camp Fire Lakeland Summer Camp
Camp Light-A-Spark Summer Day Camp - Camp Fire (Entering K-5th)

Camp Light-A-Spark is a summer day camp for rising Kindergarten through 5th graders. Enjoy 10 full weeks of summer exploration with Camp Fire! Come for select weeks or the whole summer!

NEW IN 2022: Mini-Camp – Mini-Camp will run Monday-Wednesday weekly, and is an alternative to the full week Light-A-Spark Camp. This may be a great option for younger campers or families who do not need everyday childcare during the summer.

A normal day at Camp-Light-A-Spark usually starts with center time where kids get to choose from a variety of activities including playing make-believe, board games, or Legos. Groups then break off to work on academic enrichment, group reading time, or outside play. Lunchtime is followed by a movie or quiet reading to allow for some rest time. Then, it’s time for a group activity such as an art project or science experiment, with more outside playtime. Check the Camp Fire website for this year’s weekly themes.

Activities are led by trained, adult staff who not only supervise our kids but engage with them as well. Our academic-based activities are designed to help prevent summer backslide in school. Math, science, reading, and writing activities are shared in fun and creative ways; curriculum and hands-on activities follow Florida Standards and are grade-level appropriate.

FIELD TRIPS: The full weekly camp includes 3 field trips each week, Mini-Camp will include 1 field trip per week.

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

Camp Dates:

Weekly from June 6 – August 5, 2022

Ages:

Entering Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Camp Hours:

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

Field Trips?
Yes, Field Trips are part of camp
Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions
Price:

Weekly Rate: $125 full week, $75 for mini-camp
Ask about partial scholarships & sibling discounts. Prices include ALL activities, snacks and field trips.

2600 Buckingham Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
Camp Ignite 2022 Camp Fire
Camp Fire Lakeland Summer Camp
Camp Ignite Summer Day Camp - Camp Fire (Entering 5th-6th)

Camp Ignite is a summer day camp geared specifically for young people going into 5th and 6th grade, designed to establish a bridge from elementary to teen life. Kids will experience increasing independence, service to others, and tons of fun.

Within a typical day camp structure, participants engage in on-site activities such as outdoor play, grade-appropriate educational enhancement to help prevent summer backslide, hands-on experiments and art projects, and team building and group challenges. There are camp days dedicated to extracurricular activities as well, such as lessons based on our ACES (Advanced Camping Experts) program, recreation-based field trips, and community service projects.

Camp Ignite will be located at The Cygnet School (in United Methodist Temple across from Southgate)

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

Camp Dates:

Weekly from June 6 – August 5, 2022

Ages:

Entering 5th & 6th Grade

Camp Hours:

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

Field Trips?
Yes, Field Trips are part of camp
Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions
Price:

$125 per week. Ask about partial scholarships & sibling discounts. Prices include ALL activities, snacks and field trips.

2700 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
Snapology Minecraft Summer Camp Lakeland FL
Snapology Summer Camps

At Snapology we believe that children are meant to learn through play. Snapology engages children using LEGO® bricks, K’Nex and technology. Snapology offers S.T.E.A.M. camps and workshops year-round, including spring break camps, summer camps, holiday break camp and camps during teacher in-service days. Your kids will love our fun camp topics and themes. Shh, don’t tell them it’s educational!

Lakeland Camps – First Presbyterian Chuch on Lake Hollingsworth
Winter Haven Camps – Hope Presbyterian Church, 2110 Cypress Gardens Blvd

Camp Dates:

Weekly Sessions from May 31 – August 5, 2022

Ages:

All weeks are open to ages 5 – 14
Plus one week for Preschoolers ages 4-6

Camp Hours:

9am – 12pm and/or 1pm – 4pm

Field Trips?
No Field Trips
Registration type:
Weekly Sessions
175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
2110 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884, USA
All Saints Summer Camps
All Saints Academy Lakeland Winter Haven (2)
All Saints Academy Recreation & Instructional Camps

All Saints Academy is 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. All camps are open to the public, registration opens March 1. Visit the ASA Camp Website for dates and times for each camp.

  • Camp Discovery (1st-5th Grade)
  • Camp Odyssey (6th-8th Grade)
  • Circus Camp (Kindergarten-5th Grade)
  • Dance Intensive Camp (1st-12th Grade)
  • Dance Intensive Camp (PK4 & Kindergarten)
  • Dance Camp (1st-8th Grade)
  • D-I-Y Craft Camp (6th-12th Grade)
  • E-Sports Camp (7th-12th Grade)
  • Game Show Camp (6th-9th Grade)
  • Gearing Up for Middle School (6th Grade)
  • Gearing Up for Upper School (9th Grade)
  • Girls Leadership Camp (5th-9th Grade)
  • Group Violin Lessons (4th-6th Grade)
  • Musical Theatre Intensive (6th-12th Grade)
  • Plant Mania! (6th-12th Grade)
  • Rising STARS Camp (Kindergarten & First Grade)
  • Young Explorers (PK3, PK4 & K)

All Saints Academy also offers Sports Camps.

Camp Dates:

Vary by Camp – see website

Ages:

Entering PreK3 – 12th Grade

Camp Hours:

Vary by Camp – see website

Field Trips?
No Field Trips
Registration type:
Two Week Sessions, Weekly Sessions
Price:

Vary by camp – see description

5001 FL-540, Winter Haven, FL 33880, USA
Florida Southern FSC Camp Mocs
Camp Dates:

June 6 – July 29, 2022 – weekly sessions except June 4-8

Ages:

6 – 9

Camp Categories:
1040 Frank Lloyd Wright Way, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Polk County Summer Camp
Camp Dates:

June 1st – July 29th, 2022

Ages:

Ages 6 – 18

1525 Martin L King Jr Ave, Lakeland, FL 33805, USA
950 Pinewood Ave, Lakeland, FL 33815, USA
920 Lowry Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
2400 Havendale Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33881, USA
305 NE 1st Ave, Mulberry, FL 33860, USA
704 Ave C, Haines City, FL 33844, USA
1869 E Gibbons St, Bartow, FL 33830, USA
Kids at College
Camp Dates:

June 20 – July 22 – Weekly

Ages:

5 – 12 year-old students

3425 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
999 Ave H NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881, USA
The Roberts Academy Summer Reading Camp at Florida Southern
Camp Dates:

Session I: June 6-June 24, 2022 $150 per week
Session II: July 11-22, 2022 $150 per week
Students can enroll by the week

Ages:

Grades K – 8

1140 Frank Lloyd Wright Way, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
Lakeland Christian School Summer Camps
1111 Forest Park St, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
Campus KidCare Summer Camp
Camp Dates:

June 6 – July 29, 2022

Ages:

5 – 12

Camp READY! - Learning Resource Center
Camp Dates:

Four weeks during the summer – Check website for 2022 Dates + Locations

Ages:

Students entering or repeating Kindergarten or 1st Grade

Camp Categories:
Learning Resource Center - Super Summer Success
Camp Dates:

July 5 – 28, 2022

Ages:

Completed K – 5th Grade

Camp Categories:
Learning Resource Center - High School Summer Test Prep (SAT/ACT)
Camp Dates:

ACT Preparation Course: June 27 – July 1, 2022
SAT Preparation Course: July 18-22, 2022

Ages:

9th – 12th Grade

Camp Categories:
1628 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
Learning Resource Center - Middle School Summer Programs
Camp Dates:

Vary by Camp – Check description

Ages:

Entering 6th – 9th Grade – Check description for ages for each camp

Camp Categories:
1628 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA

Summer Camp Guide

Check out our full Summer Camp Guide for a complete list of summer camps in Lakeland, Polk County, and Central Florida. Find sports camps, full day camps, overnight camps, art camps, camps for preschoolers, teen camps, and more.

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