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Summer Academic Educational Camp Lakeland

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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Featured Updated for 2021
Camp Light-A-Spark Summer Day Camp - Camp Fire (Entering K-5th)

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 rising Kindergarten through 5th graders. 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. And Thursdays are always field trip days!

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.

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

Camp Fire Lakeland Summer Camp
Camp Fire Lakeland Summer Camp
Camp Fire Lakeland Summer Camp
Camp Dates:

Weekly from June 7 – August 4, 2021 (no program on Friday, July 2 & Monday, July 5)

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/Optional/No):
Yes, Field Trips are part of camp
Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions, Daily Registration
2600 Buckingham Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
Featured Updated for 2021
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, transitioning between the worlds of elementary school and middle school. ‘

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

Camp Fire Lakeland Summer Camp
Camp Fire Lakeland Summer Camp
Camp Fire Lakeland Summer Camp
Camp Dates:

Weekly from June 7 – August 4, 2021 (no program on Friday, July 2 & Monday, July 5)

Ages:

Entering 5th & 6th Grade

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, Weekly Sessions
2600 Buckingham Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
Featured Updated for 2021
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 2021. All camps are open to the public. Visit the ASA Camp Website for dates and times for each camp.

  • 2021 Summer Dance Intensive Camp (PK3-12th Grade)
  • Broadway Beginnings: A Musical Theatre Intensive (6th-12th Grade)
  • Camp Discovery (2nd-5th Grade)
  • Circus Camp (Kindergarten-5th Grade)
  • Creativity Camp (1st-5th Grade)
  • Gearing Up for Middle School (6th Grade)
  • Individual Strings Lessons (6th-12th Grade)
  • Keys to Success Week (7th-9th Grade)
  • Middle School STEM Camp (6th-8th Grade)
  • Rising STARS Camp (Kindergarten-2nd Grade)
  • STEM Fun! (1st-5th Grade)
  • Teen Court (9th-12th Grade)
  • Young Explorers (July/PK3-Kindergarten)
  • Young Explorers (June/PK3 & PK4)

All Saints Academy also offers Sports Camps.

All Saints Summer Camps
All Saints Academy Lakeland Winter Haven (2)
Camp Dates:

Vary by Camp – see description below

Ages:

Entering PreK3 – 12th Grade

Camp Hours:

Vary by Camp

Field Trips? (Yes/Optional/No):
No Field Trips
Registration type:
Two Week Sessions, Weekly Sessions
5001 FL-540, Winter Haven, FL 33880, USA
Featured Updated for 2021
Camp READY! - Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center’s successful summer program prepares rising and repeating kindergartners for academic success at several Polk County sites. 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.

To register, please call LRC at 863-688-9477 or email GraceV@LRCPolk.com
Check back soon for camp locations.

Learning Resource Center Summer Enrichment
Camp Dates:

Four weeks during the summer — 2021 Dates TBA soon

Ages:

Students entering or repeating Kindergarten

Camp Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Field Trips? (Yes/Optional/No):
No Field Trips
Registration type:
Other
Featured Updated for 2021
Learning Resource Center - Elementary Summer Programs

Camp READY+
The Learning Resource Center’s Camp READY!+ will take the popular Camp READY! kindergarten-readiness program to the next level, now preparing students for the first grade level. The goal of this program is to focus on concept and skill competence and confidence while reteaching, reviewing, implementing and reflecting on vocabulary, reading, and math sense.
Ages: Entering, repeating, or struggling first graders
Dates + Times
: Vary by site
Location: 3 camp sites (Lakeland, Winter Haven, Ft. Meade)
Cost: $25
Register: Call LRC at 863-688-9477, email GraceV@LRCpolk.com, LRCpolk.com

Super Summer Success – Completed K – 5th Grade
The Learning Resource Center’s Super Summer Success builds confident, successful students through time-tested best practices. Students will explore academics while participating in high-interest, hands-on lessons, exploring math through writing and drawing, engaging in creative art projects, sharing in read-and-respond projects on key ideas, reinforcing skills through interaction and review, and savoring brain-healthy snacks to keep energy up.
Ages: Entering 1st – 6th grade
Dates: July 6-28
Times: Monday-Thursday from 1pm-4:30pm
Location: Family Fundamentals, 109 N Kentucky Ave, 3rd Floor, Lakeland, FL 33801
Cost: $395 *Fee reduction available based on family income. Please ask about LRC’s Sliding Fee Scale or scholarships for deserving students in need.
Register: Call LRC at 863-688-9477, email LRCpolk@gmail.com, LRCpolk.com

Learning Resource Center Summer Enrichment
Camp Dates:

Vary by camp – check description

Ages:

Completed K – 5th Grade (check descriptions for ages for each camp)

Camp Hours:

See description

Field Trips? (Yes/Optional/No):
No Field Trips
Registration type:
Weekly Sessions, Other
Featured Updated for 2021
Learning Resource Center - High School Summer Test Prep (SAT/ACT)

ACT Preparation Course + SAT Preparation Course
Learning Resource Center offers both an ACT Preparation Course and SAT Preparation Course to assist students who are preparing to take the ACT or SAT. These courses build confident successful students through an efficient and effective 23-hour course by engaging in problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering test questions, reinforcing skills through interaction and review, and building confidence while reducing test anxiety through test-taking strategies.

These are two different courses with separate registration required for each one.
Location:
Learning Resource Center, 1628 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland OR virtually
Register:
Call LRC at 863-688-9477, email JudiW@LRCpolk.com, LRCpolk.com

Camp Dates:

ACT Preparation Course: July 12-16, 2021 (Monday-Friday)
SAT Preparation Course: July 19-23, 2021 (Monday-Friday)

Ages:

9th – 12th Grade

Camp Hours:

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Field Trips? (Yes/Optional/No):
No Field Trips
Registration type:
Weekly Sessions
1628 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
Featured Updated for 2021
Learning Resource Center - Middle School Summer Programs

Summer Coding Workshop
The Learning Resource Center is holding a summer coding workshop for students entering 6th or 7th grade to learn the basics of code in a fun and friendly environment. Students will gain experience using the MIT App Inventor and an introduction to code with the popular industry programming language Python. Led by educated STEM instructors, participants will discover the fundamentals of code and use their imagination in game-based learning.
Ages: Rising 6th and 7th grades (completed 5th or 6th grade)
Dates: June 7-11, 2021 from 8am – 12pm
Location: Learning Resource Center of Polk County, 1628 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803
Cost: $200*
Register: Call LRC at 863-688-9477 or email BeverlyM@LRCpolk.com.

LRC Mid Math Camp
The Learning Resource Center’s Mid Math Camp will aid students who have fallen behind in math due to the effects of COVID, virtual schooling, or other reasons and will reinforce important skills specific to grade-level math topics in middle school.
Ages: Students entering 7th-9th grade or repeating 6th-8th grade
Dates: July 6-23 from 8:30am – 12pm
Location: Learning Resource Center of Polk County, 1628 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33803
Cost: $275*
Register: Call LRC at 863-688-9477 or email GraceV@LRCpolk.com.

Study Habits of Successful Students – Learning Resource Center 
The Learning Resource Center’s Study Habits of Successful students is designed to build confident, successful students through-time tested best practices. This interactive study skills program helps motivate and prepare middle school students to become effective learners in school and beyond.
Ages: 6-8th grade
Dates: July 26-30, 2021 from 9:30 – 11:30am
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Cost: $120*
Register: Call LRC at 863-688-9477, email JudiW@LRCpolk.com, LRCpolk.com

*Fee reduction available based on family income. Please ask about LRC’s Sliding Fee Scale or scholarships for deserving students in need.

Camp Dates:

Vary by Camp – Check description

Ages:

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

Camp Hours:

Vary by camp

Field Trips? (Yes/Optional/No):
No Field Trips
Registration type:
Weekly Sessions, Other
1628 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
Updated for 2021
FSC Roberts Academy Summer Reading Camp
Camp Dates:

2021 – June 14 – July 2, July 12 – 23 (weekly sessions)

Ages:

Grades K – 8

1140 Frank Lloyd Wright Way, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
Updated for 2021
Mathnasium STEM Camp
Camp Dates:

Weekly Sessions June 7 – July 29, 2021

Ages:

3rd – 8th grade

4758 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
Updated for 2021
Covenant CDC Summer Camp Programs
Camp Dates:

Please see our website for details.

Ages:

Preschool 2yrs – 5yrs
Big Kids 6yrs – 9yrs

210 Poppell Dr, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
Updated for 2021
Lakeland Christian School Summer Camps
1111 Forest Park St, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
Updated for 2021
Campus KidCare Summer Camp
Camp Dates:

June 4 – July 30, 2021

Ages:

5 – 12

4510 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
2900 E County Rd 540A, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
5500 Yates Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811, USA
2285 Sleepy Hill Rd, Lakeland, FL 33810, USA
Updated for 2021
Boys & Girls Clubs of Polk County Summer Camp
Camp Dates:

June 11th – July 30th (Closed July 5th – 9th)

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