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Budget-Friendly and Affordable Summer Camps Near You: $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.

While free summer camps are rare, 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 are half-day camps – you can find them in our full Summer Camp Guide)

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Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camp Lakeland FL
Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camp Lakeland FL
Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camp Lakeland FL
Updated for 2024
Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camps

We are excited to announce another super-awesome lineup of Bricks 4 Kidz camps for the summer of 2024! We have a full summer of half-day and full-day unique camps. Each week has a different theme, and each day our campers experience a new adventure with several different types of activities like motorized LEGO® robots, LEGO® mosaics, 3D color brick builds and more! Campers get to take home fun crafts and a custom-made LEGO® minifigure, and have photos taken of all the LEGO® models they build throughout the week! Everything is awesome at Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camp! 

Dates:

Weekly Sessions from June 3 – August 9, 2024

Ages:

Ages 5-12

Hours:

9am-4pm with half day options 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm. Parents looking for early drop-off and/or late pick-up can contact the owner to make arrangements. Camp in Dundee will be Monday-Thursday, 8am-1pm

Registration type:
Weekly Sessions
416 Ariana St, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
1515 Williamsburg Square, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
415 Frederick Ave, Dundee, FL 33838, USA
2024 Civics Leadership Academy Polk State Flyer
Updated for 2024
Civics Leadership Academy (CLA) at Polk State College

Join the Civics Leadership Academy (CLA) at Polk State College and experience hands-on learning at the leadership level. At the Civics Leadership Academy, students will work in teams to identify an issue they are passionate about within their school, community, or city and then create a solution for the issue.

Dates:

June 24-28, 2024 Lakeland Campus
July 8-12, 2024 Winter Haven Campus

Ages:

Grades 6-9

Hours:

8:30am – 3:00pm

Registration type:
Weekly Sessions
3425 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
999 Ave H NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881, USA
Family Martial Arts Center Lakeland After School Care
Family Martial Arts Center Lakeland (2)
Family Martial Arts Center Lakeland (2)
Updated for 2024
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 staff takes pride in the personal relationship that we have with all our students. We believe in offering programs that meet the needs of the community, provide quality instruction, and fair prices that everyone can afford.

Summer Day Camp Activities include games, crafts, movies, and martial arts classes. Our optional field trips include theme parks, bowling, Family Fun Center, swimming, laser tag, and skating just to name a few. These field trips are an additional cost and students not attending the day’s activity will enjoy a fun day at the school.

Weekly TaeKwonDo Classes are optional but are included with tuition.

Dates:

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

Ages:

Entering PreK4 & Up

Hours:

M-F 7am-6:30pm

Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions, Daily Registration
4525 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
Lakeland XPress Athletics Summer camp 2024
Updated for 2024
Lakeland Xpress Athletics Summer Camp

Are you ready for an unforgettable summer filled with fun, cheer, and tumbling? Look no further because our jam-packed Cheer and Tumbling Summer Camp is the perfect place for you! Your children are guaranteed to learn the fundamentals and advanced skills in tumbling and cheerleading, through the use of highly effective drills, obstacle courses, individual coaching and more!

Dates:

June 3 – July 26, 2024 – Weekly Sessions (Closed July 1-5)

Ages:

5 – 12

Hours:

7:30am – 6pm

Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions
3711 Century Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33811, USA
Minds in Motion 2021 Summer Camp
Minds in Motion 2021 Summer Camp
Minds in Motion Summer Camp 2024
Updated for 2024
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!​

Dates:

June 3 – August 2, 2024

Ages:

5 – 11 (as of June 1)

Hours:

7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions
126 Horizon Ct, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
Nova Athletics Gymnastics Summer Camp 2024
Nova Athletics Gymnastics Summer Camp 2024
Updated for 2024
Nova Athletics Academy - Supernova Summer Camp

Supernova Summer Camp at Nova Athletics 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. Whether your child is brand new to the sport or has been doing the sport for years, our camp has much to offer. So don’t forget to sign your child up for an AWESOME Summer!

Our camp age is 5 and up. Every child will be trained on all the gymnastics apparatuses, tumbling equipment, and learn new dance techniques. There will be rope climbing, fitness, obstacle courses, and so much more.

Dates:

Weekly Sessions from June 3 – August 9, 2024

Ages:

5 -18

Hours:

7:00am – 5:45pm | Half Day 8am – 12pm

Registration type:
Weekly Sessions, Daily Registration
2250 Heritage Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
Summer Fun Programs Lakeland Camps
Lakeland Christian Preparatory School Summer Camps (2)
Lakeland Christian Preparatory School Summer Camps (2)
Updated for 2024
Summer Fun Programs

The main focus of our Summer Fun Program is to provide a place where children can be in a safe environment, have fun, and make summer memories that will last a life time! Our Summer Camps Ages are from 3 – 15.

Our staff consists of professional caregivers that love spending time with children and help them have fun! We have great activities, water fun days, movie time, weekly field trips, chapel, and so much more!

Dates:

Weekly Sessions June 3 – August 2, 2024

Ages:

3 – 15

Hours:

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

Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions
Discounts:

$25 off with code LKLDMOMS24

3151 Hardin Combee Rd, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
YMCA Lakeland Summer Camp (3)
YMCA Lakeland Summer Camp (3)
YMCA Lakeland Summer Camp (3)
Updated for 2024
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. Visit the website and check out the PROGRAM BROCHURE for more info on each camp.

Lakeland Family YMCA (South Lakeland)
3620 Cleveland Heights Blvd., Lakeland
• Day Camp (ages 5-12)
• Pre-K Camp (ages 4-5)
• Aquatics Camps (ages 3-12)
• Sports Camps (ages 6-11)

Fontaine Gills Family YMCA (North Lakeland)
2125 Sleepy Hill Road, Lakeland
• Day Camp (ages 5-12)
• Aquatics Camp (ages 6-12)

YMCA Par 3
• Golf Camp (ages 5-16) – separate listing – see details

HOW TO REGISTER – You can register online or at any location.

Dates:

June 3 – August 2, 2024 – weekly sessions

Ages:

Vary by camp – see description or website

Hours:

7am-6pm for most camps, some 1/2 day options available

Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions
3620 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
2125 Sleepy Hill Rd, Lakeland, FL 33810, USA
1740 George Jenkins Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33815, USA
City of Lakeland Summer Camp Blast
Camp Blast City of Lakeland Roller Skating
Camp Blast Fire Department Tour
Updated for 2024
Camp BLAST - City of Lakeland

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

2024 Locations: TBD
Past locations for 2023 – Lake Mirror Auditorium, Sleepy Hill Middle School, Southwest Middle School, Simpson Park Community Center

2024 Registration:
Monday, March 18 at 9:00 AM. Camp BLAST registration will take place online via City of Lakeland – WebTrac. Create your WebTrac profile in advance to save time when online registration opens.

Dates:

June 10 – July 26, 2024

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.

Hours:

Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Registration type:
Full Summer
Top Tier Kids Academy Summer 2024
Updated for 2024
Top Tier Kids Academy Summer Camp

Top Tier Kids Academy is ready for Summer Camp! Come have fun with us this summer. We are a brand new spot in Lakeland and would love for you to come check us out! We are now enrolling for our Summer Camp and we still have spots available for after school care to finish out the school year. Visit the link or scan the QR code to provide us your information and register for a tour of our new center. Your child will receive a camp pack that includes a TTK string bag to bring all their things in, a water bottle, and a camp shirt. A one time registration and supplies fee totaling $65.00 applies for enrollment. Camp tuition is $155.00/wk. Weekly field trips at an additional cost. Come have a summer full of fun and creative learning with us!

Top Tier Kids Academy Summer 2024

Dates:

June 3 – August 9, 2024

Ages:

5-12

Hours:

7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions
1825 N Crystal Lake Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
Updated for 2024
Auburndale Parks & Recreation Summer Camp
Dates:

Weekly Sessions June 10 – July 26, 2024

Ages:

Kids Grades K-5 / Teens Grades 6-8

Hours:

7:30am – 5:30pm

109 W Park St, Auburndale, FL 33823, USA
243 E Lake Ave, Auburndale, FL 33823, USA
Updated for 2024
Bartow Bash Summer Camp
Dates:

June 10 – July 26, 2024

Ages:

Entering 1st – 5th (Must have completed K)

Hours:

7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

520 Idlewood Ave S, Bartow, FL 33830, USA
1255 Polk St, Bartow, FL 33830, USA
Updated for 2024
Boys & Girls Clubs of Polk County Summer Program
Dates:

June 3 – July 29, 2024 (Closed June 19th, July 1st – 5th)

Ages:

Ages 6 – 18

Hours:

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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
Updated for 2024
C.U.E. Kids Drama Camp
Dates:

June 3- August 2, 2024 (closed the week of July 4th)

Ages:

Ages 5-15

Hours:

7:30 AM – 6:30 PM Monday – Friday

209 Palmetto St, Auburndale, FL 33823, USA
Updated for 2024
Camp Fire: Camp Ignite Summer Day Camp (Entering 5th-6th)
Dates:

Weekly from June 3 – August 2, 2024

Ages:

Entering 5th & 6th Grade

Hours:

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

2600 Buckingham Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
Updated for 2024
Camp Fire: Camp Light-A-Spark Summer Day Camp (Entering K-4th)
Dates:

Weekly from June 3 – August 2, 2024

Ages:

Entering Kindergarten – 4th Grade

Hours:

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

2600 Buckingham Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
Updated for 2024
Camp Squeeze at the Lake Wales Family Recreation Center
Dates:

June 10 – August 2, 2024

Ages:

Entering K-5th

Hours:

Monday – Friday – call for hours

1001 Burns Ave, Lake Wales, FL 33853, USA
Updated for 2024
Campus KidCare Summer Camp
Dates:

Visit website

Ages:

4 – 12

Hours:

6:30am – 6pm

4510 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
2900 E County Rd 540A, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
2285 Sleepy Hill Rd, Lakeland, FL 33810, USA
2727 Shepherd Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811, USA
328 E Edgewood Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
4599 Cypress Gardens Rd, Winter Haven, FL 33884, USA
5335 9th St SE, Highland City, FL, USA
Updated for 2024
Carlson Gracie Plant City
Dates:

May 28 – July 26, 2024

Ages:

6+

Hours:

7am – 6pm

109 E Reynolds St, Plant City, FL 33563, USA
Updated for 2024
City of Davenport Summer Camp
Dates:

June 3 – July 26, 2024

Ages:

Entering 2nd – 6th grade

Hours:

8am – 5pm

207 North Blvd W, Davenport, FL 33837, USA
Updated for 2024
City of Plant City Summer Program
Dates:

June 3 – July 26, 2024

Ages:

Ages 6-14 – must have completed Kindergarten

Hours:

7:30 am to 5:30 pm

302 S Maryland Ave, Plant City, FL 33563, USA
301 N Dort St, Plant City, FL 33563, USA
Updated for 2024
Davenport Summer Fun Programs
Dates:

June 3 – Aug 2, 2024

Ages:

3 – 13

Hours:

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

508 Hwy 17, Davenport, FL 33837, USA
Updated for 2024
Excel Athletics Summer Camp
Dates:

Weekly sessions June 3 – August 9, 2024

Ages:

Ages 4 – 10 (field trips for ages 6-10, 4-5 year olds stay at gym)

Hours:

7:30 am drop off – 6:00pm

650 6th St SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880, USA
Updated for 2024
Excel Christian Academy Summer Camps
Dates:

June 10-July 26 weekly

Ages:

K-8th grade

Hours:

8:30am-3pm

6505 Odom Rd, Lakeland, FL 33809, USA
Updated for 2024
FAM Kids Club Summer Program
Dates:

June 3 – August 2, 2024

Ages:

Entering K – 6th Grade

Hours:

7:30am – 6:30pm

1400 E Canal St, Mulberry, FL 33860, USA
Updated for 2024
Haines City Summer Camp
Dates:

June 10 – August 2, 2024

Ages:

Children in Grades K – 5 in the current school year

Hours:

7:15AM – 5:45PM

555 Ledwith Ave, Haines City, FL 33844, USA
1008 Ave D, Haines City, FL 33844, USA
Updated for 2024
Highland Park Church Goal Seekers and Eagles Summer Camp
Dates:

Contact camp for specific dates

Ages:

Completed K – 5th Grade

Hours:

7am – 6pm

4777 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
Updated for 2024
Just About Kids Summer Camp
Dates:

Weekly Sessions – June 3- August 9, 2024

Ages:

5 years old and up

Hours:

7 am to 6 pm

124 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
Updated for 2024
Kids' Sewing Camp: Spools Out for Summer
Dates:

Multiple sessions all summer – sign up required. Visit the library website to see upcoming dates.

Ages:

9-13 and 13-17

Hours:

Vary by week – 10-11:30am or 2-3:30pm

Camp Categories:
100 Lake Morton Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
1700 N Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33805, USA
Updated for 2024
Kidz Life Summer Program Bartow
Dates:

Contact Camp

Ages:

Entering Kindergarten – 8th Grade

Hours:

Monday – Friday, 7am to 6pm

915 S Broadway Ave, Bartow, FL 33830, USA

Summer Camp Guide