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Budget-Friendly Summer Camps – $160 or Less Per Week

Looking for affordable summer camps near you? We know summer camps can get pricey, especially with multiple children, or for working parents who utilize camps most weeks during the summer.

We can help you find cheaper summer camps in Lakeland and Polk County. These budget-friendly camps are $160 or less per week per kid AND fall into the category of full-day camps, lasting 6 or more hours per day.

(There are some other camps that are less than $160 per week but only cover a half-day – you can find them in our full Summer Camp Guide)

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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Summer Fun Programs Lakeland 2022
Lakeland Christian Preparatory School Summer Camps (2)
Lakeland Christian Preparatory School Summer Camps (2)
Summer Fun Programs

Our Summer Fun Program is designed for parents to have a peace of mind about summer care. We offer fun activities, sports, crafts, weekly field trips, chapel, and so much more!

Camp Dates:

May 31 – August 5, 2022

Ages:

3 – 15

Camp Hours:

8am – 2:30pm with extended care available 6am – 6pm for an additional cost

Field Trips?
Yes, but Field Trips are optional
Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions
Price:

$50 per week with code LKLDMOMS for 8am – 2:30pm plus a $25 weekly activity fee. Field trips are optional and not included in the price. Extended care is an additional cost. (It is $100 per week with no promo code)

Discounts:

$50 per week (8am – 2:30pm) when you use the code LKLDMOMS

3151 Hardin Combee Rd, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
YMCA Lakeland Summer Camp (3)
YMCA Lakeland Summer Camp (3)
YMCA Lakeland Summer Camp (3)
YMCA of West Central Florida Summer Camps

The YMCA is one of the nation’s largest providers of out-of-school programming and has a long, rich history of over 100 years in providing top-notch summer camps to parents across the country. All camps are a full day camp unless otherwise noted.

Lakeland Family YMCA (South Lakeland)
3620 Cleveland Heights Blvd.
• Day Camp (completed K – age 12)
• Pre-K Camp (ages 4-5 – must have turned 4 by Sept 1, 2021)
• Aquatics Camps (ages 3-6 – half day / ages 6-12 – full day)
• Co-Ed Sports Camps (completed K – age 11)

Fontaine Gills Family YMCA (North Lakeland)
2125 Sleepy Hill Road
• Day Camp (completed K – age 12)

Lake Wales Family YMCA
1001 Burns Ave.
• Day Camp (completed K – age 12)
• Pre-K Camp (ages 4-5 – must have turned 4 by Sept 1, 2021)

YMCA Par 3
• Golf Camp (separate listing – see details)

HOW TO REGISTER – Registration form is available on the YMCA website. In-Person Registration is required at one of the following locations:
-YMCA Childcare Facility front desk on Cleveland Heights Blvd. (behind the main building)
-Fontaine Gills Family YMCA (North Lakeland)
-Lake Wales Family YMCA (Lake Wales)
Registrations can be taken from 6am-6:30pm, Monday-Friday. Call 863.644.3528 to inquire about availability.

Camp Dates:

May 31 – August 5, 2022 – weekly sessions

Ages:

Lakeland Family YMCA and Lake Wales YMCA – AGES: 4 – 12
Fontaine Gills YMCA – AGES: 5-12 (must have completed Kindergarten)

Camp Hours:

7am – 6pm

Field Trips?
No Field Trips
Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions
3620 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
2125 Sleepy Hill Rd, Lakeland, FL 33810, USA
1001 Burns Ave, Lake Wales, FL 33853, USA
No Limits Sports Camps Lakeland
No Limits Sports Summer Camps

No Limits Sports Camp is a fun way for kids to experience several different sports or focus on their primary sport of choice. Campers get to choose which sport they want to work on each session of the day including basketball, volleyball, soccer, flag football, bocci, and baseball. Campers will be taught the basic fundamentals of each sport and given an opportunity to use those skills in team games.

Camp also includes group games and water day on Fridays. Campers get a camp shirt each week they attend until they have all 5 camp shirts. Both half Day (8am – 1pm) and full day (7am – 6pm) sessions are available.

No Limits Multi-Sport camps develop the player and the person. At No Limits Summer Camps, we train more than just athletes. We want to create good people, strong in their faith, who give back to their community and are able to be successful on and off the field. No Limits also offers Volleyball, Basketball, and Football Camps.

Camp Dates:

Weekly sessions May 31 – August 5, 2022

Ages:

5 – 15

Camp Hours:

Half day 8am-1pm or Full day 7am-6pm

Field Trips?
No Field Trips
Registration type:
Weekly Sessions
Price:

Half day $75 or Full day $110 (per week)

4416 Co Rd 540A, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
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
Minds in Motion 2021
Minds in Motion 2021 Summer Camp
Minds in Motion 2021 Summer Camp
Minds in Motion Summer Camp

Do you want MORE for your child this summer? Join Minds in Motion summer camp and become part of an exciting kids program in Lakeland! Our summer program offers a wide range of experiences including STEAM activities, creative play and imagination rooms, computer stations, video games, outdoor areas, and a STUDIO for whole body fitness and theater arts. They will be having such a great time, they won’t want to leave. Your child will have a wide variety of opportunities for field trips and experiences.
Get more out of your summer program!​

Camp Dates:

June 6 – August 5, 2022

Ages:

Students who were in grades K-5th in the 2021-22 school year.

Camp Hours:

7:30 am – 6:30 pm

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

$130 per week with full summer registration. Weekly registration is available at an additional cost.

126 Horizon Ct, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
Family Martial Arts Center Lakeland After School Care
Family Martial Arts Center Lakeland (2)
Family Martial Arts Center Lakeland (2)
Family Martial Arts Center Day Camp

Our school strives to instill the basic life virtues of discipline, respect, integrity, and confidence. These qualities have been the foundation of the martial arts student since the beginning. The staff of Family Martial Arts Center helps reinforce each quality trait through Leading by Example. Our children of the future need positive role models that will set the right example. Our instructors make this the first priority.

Summer Day Camp Activities include theme parks, bowling, Family Fun Center, swimming, state parks, and go-carts just to name a few. Some of the activities are free and others have an additional cost. Field Trips are OPTIONAL and students not attending the day’s activity will enjoy a fun day at the studio.

TaeKwonDo Classes: Your child will receive 2 hours of instruction per week.

Camp Dates:

Entire summer – Can register daily, weekly, or entire summer

Ages:

Entering PreK4 & Up

Camp Hours:

M-F 7am-6:30pm

Field Trips?
Yes, but Field Trips are optional
Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions, Daily Registration
4525 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
Nova Athletics Summer Camp 2022 (1)
Nova Athletics Academy
NOVA Athletics Academy
Nova Athletics Academy - Supernova Summer Camp

SUPERNOVA Summer Camp is a perfect way to ensure your child has an AMAZING Summer. We are NOT an ordinary summer camp, we are a Gymnastics, Tumbling, and Hip-Hop Dance summer camp! While teaching brand new athletes or athletes who have been in the sport for years, your child will be coached by our amazing staff. So don’t forget to sign your child up for an AWESOME Summer!

Camp Dates:

Weekly Sessions from May 31 – August 5, 2022

Ages:

5-18

Camp Hours:

7:00am – 6:00pm | Half Day 9am – 12pm

Field Trips?
No Field Trips, Other
Registration type:
Weekly Sessions, Daily Registration
Price:

WEEKLY: Half Day $125 | Full Day $150
DAILY: Half Day $35 | Full Day $45

2250 Heritage Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
Choe's Martial Arts Summer Camp
Choe's Martial Arts Summer Camp
Choe's Martial Arts Summer Camp
Choe's Martial Arts Summer Camp

Master Choe’s offers an action-packed summer experience, filled with daily martial arts training, special field trips, enrichment classes, along with group games and activities.

Field Trips include Movies, Local Parks, Water Parks, Arcades, Skating, Swimming, plus mega trips to fun places in Tampa and Orlando.

Choe’s has been providing martial arts training in Lakeland for over 40 years. To register or get more details call (863) 665-0488 or visit the website.

Camp Dates:

Weekly Sessions all summer

Ages:

Ages 5 – 12 (completed Kindergarten)

Camp Hours:

Visit the website for camp hours

Field Trips?
Yes, Field Trips are part of camp
Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions
2136 E Edgewood Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
Camp Blast City of Lakeland
Camp Blast City of Lakeland Roller Skating
Camp Blast City of Lakeland
Camp BLAST - City of Lakeland

Camp BLAST is the City of Lakeland’s highly successful summer recreation program for kids. Activities include on-site supervised recreation and in-town field trips (skating, bowling, swimming, and the movies).

2022 Locations:
Lake Mirror Auditorium
Sleepy Hill Middle School
Southwest Middle School
Simpson Park Community Center

2022 Registration:
Register in person at the Kelly Recreation Complex or Simpson Park Community Center. $250 is due at registration.
In-City Registration Begins:
Saturday, April 2 @ 9 AM –  Registrants must show TWO PROOFS OF RESIDENCY within the city limits of the City of Lakeland.
Open Registration (In-City & Out-of-City): Saturday April 9 @ 9am

For more information about Camp Blast visit the Summer Camp website or call Kelly Recreation at (863) 834-3284 option 2.

Camp Dates:

June 13 – July 29, 2022

Ages:

Completed K – 5th Grade. Participants MUST have completed kindergarten and not yet entered 6th grade. Parents MUST verify the child’s age with a copy of the child’s most recent report card.

Camp Hours:

Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

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

$400 for the Summer

2215 Sleepy Hill Rd, Lakeland, FL 33810, USA
1725 Martin L King Jr Ave, Lakeland, FL 33805, USA
2815 Eden Pkwy, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
121 S Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
AGT Athletics Nova Summer Camp
AGT Athletics Camps

Summer Camp registration is now open at AGT Athletics.  Make sure you reserve a spot for your child! This summer will be filled with activities. We have planned field trips, games, tumbling, water days, park days, crafts, etc. Some field trips may include lunch. Most days, all you need to bring is a lunch and a water bottle!

Camp Dates:

Full Summer

Ages:

Age 4 & up

Camp Hours:

6:15 AM – 6:00 PM

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

Full summer: $110.00/week
Drop-in by the week: $125.00/ week

2335 Commerce Point Dr Suite 170, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
Camp Explorations at Explorations V Children's Museum

Book the week for a specific theme or book the whole summer to experience this fun and educational summer camp for kids in Lakeland. Explorations V’s Camp Explorations is a top ranking camp for language gains based on data from United Way of Central Florida. To kids, camp is a fun getaway from school. For grownups, it is a trusted learning experience.

Camp Dates:

Weekly sessions from June 6 – July 29, 2022

Ages:

Ages 4 – 10 (must turn 5 by Sept. 1, 2021)

Camp Hours:

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

Field Trips?
Walking Field Trips
Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions
Price:

Cost per week: $160 / student
Member and Sibling Discounts
Scholarships Available

109 N Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
City of Plant City Summer Program
Camp Dates:

June 6 – July 29, 2022

Ages:

Ages 6-15 – must have completed Kindergarten

302 S Maryland Ave, Plant City, FL 33563, USA
301 N Dort St, Plant City, FL 33563, USA
Legacy Dance Studio Summer Dance Camp
Camp Dates:

July 18-22 or July 25-29, 2022

Ages:

5-15 years old

Camp Categories:
325 Fleetwood Ave, Bartow, FL 33830, USA
Lakeland Xpress Athletics Tumbling & Cheer Summer Camp
Camp Dates:

June 6 – July 5, 2022

Ages:

5 – 14

3711 Century Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33811, USA
Haines City Summer Camp
Camp Dates:

June 6th – July 29th, 2022

Ages:

Currently in Grades 1 – 5 in the 2021-22 Academic School Year

555 Ledwith Ave, Haines City, FL 33844, USA
Bartow Bash Day Camp
Camp Dates:

June 6 – July 29, 2022

Ages:

5 – 12

520 Idlewood Ave S, Bartow, FL 33830, USA
2 Dance 4 Life/Lakeland Academy of Arts Summer Blast Camp
Camp Dates:

May 31-Aug 9, 2022

Ages:

5+

6595 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33813, 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
Auburndale Parks & Recreation Summer Camp
Camp Dates:

June 6 – July 22, 2022

Ages:

Kids Quest Grades K-4 / Teen Xtreme Grades 5-7 (Grades for 2021-22 school year)

321 Ramsgate Rd, Auburndale, FL 33823, USA
243 E Lake Ave, Auburndale, FL 33823, USA
Lake Alfred Summer Recreation Program
Camp Dates:

June 6 – July 22, 2022

Ages:

6 – 12 (must have completed K)

550 E Cummings St, Lake Alfred, FL 33850, USA
Winter Haven Parks & Recreation Summer Camps
Camp Dates:

June 6 – July 29, 2022

Ages:

Completed K – 8th Grade

350 6th St NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881, USA
801 M.L.K. Blvd NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881, USA
210 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33880, USA
FAM Kids Club Summer Program
Camp Dates:

All Summer

Ages:

K – 5th Grade

1400 E Canal St, Mulberry, FL 33860, USA
Highland Park Church Summer Sports Camps
Camp Dates:

Weekly Sessions

Ages:

Ages 5 – 15

4777 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
Highland Park Church Goal Seekers
Camp Dates:

Weekly Sessions running the entire summer

Ages:

Completed K – 7th Grade

4777 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
Campus KidCare Summer Camp
Camp Dates:

June 6 – July 29, 2022

Ages:

5 – 12

Twisting Tiger Summer Camp
Camp Dates:

May 31 – August 5, 2022

Ages:

Ages 5 – 14

7343 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809, USA
Lakeland PAL Summer Academy
Camp Dates:

June 2022

Ages:

13 – 17

Camp Categories:
325 W 2nd St, Lakeland, FL 33805, USA
Warrior Combat & Fitness Academy Summer Camp
Camp Dates:

Weekly all summer

Ages:

Ages 5 – 12

Camp Categories:
3621 Century Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33811, 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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