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Budget-Friendly Summer Camps – $150 or Less Per Week

Looking for affordable summer camps in Lakeland? 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 $150 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$150 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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Please check directly with camp organizers for safety protocols, mask requirements, and any last-minute changes. All information on our website is for informational purposes only – we are not qualified to provide health or safety recommendations.

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Featured Updated for 2021
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. The YMCA Summer Camp Guide is the best resource for information on ALL of their camp options. View it at http://www.ymcawcf.org/summer-camp-2020/

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

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

Lake Wales Family YMCA
1001 Burns Ave.
• Day Camp (ages 5-12)
• Pre-K Camp (ages 4-5)

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

HOW TO REGISTER – 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.

YMCA Lakeland Summer Camp (3)
YMCA Lakeland Summer Camp (3)
YMCA Lakeland Summer Camp (3)
Camp Dates:

June 7 – August 6, 2021 – weekly sessions

Ages:

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

Camp Hours:

7am – 6pm

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

Family Martial Arts Center Lakeland After School Care
Family Martial Arts Center Lakeland (2)
Family Martial Arts Center Lakeland (2)
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/Optional/No):
Yes, but Field Trips are optional
Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions, Daily Registration
4525 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
Featured Updated for 2021
Camp BLAST - City of Lakeland

Camp BLAST is the City of Lakeland’s highly successful summer recreation program for kids. Camp activities in previous years have included: recreation activities, Lakeland Park and Playground Trips, Movies at Lake Mirror, Swimming at Simpson Pool, Roller Skating, Bowling. Check back for 2021 activities and field trip details.

2021 Locations:
Dixieland Elementary
Southwest Middle
Sleepy Hill Middle
Simpson Park Community Center

2021 Registration:
Register in person at the Kelly Recreation Complex or Simpson Park Community Center. $250 is due at registration.
In-City Registration Begins: Friday, May 14 – 8 AM –
 Registrants must show TWO PROOFS OF RESIDENCY within the city limits of the City of Lakeland.
Open Registration (In-City & Out-of-City): Monday, May 17

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

City of Lakeland Camp Blast (4)
City of Lakeland Camp Blast (4)
City of Lakeland Camp Blast (4)
Camp Dates:

June 14 – July 30, 2021

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/Optional/No):
Yes, Field Trips are part of camp
Registration type:
Full Summer
1725 Martin L King Jr Ave, Lakeland, FL 33805, USA
2215 Sleepy Hill Rd, Lakeland, FL 33810, USA
416 Ariana St, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
2815 Eden Pkwy, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
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AGT Athletics Camps

Summer Camp registration is now open at AGT Athletics (formerly Nova Camps).  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, 3D printing, etc. Some field trips may include lunch and may require a face covering/mask. Most days, all you need to bring is a lunch and a water bottle! Parents in the hustle of your daily life, if you forget the lunch, mask, or water bottle, we’ve got you covered!

Click here to register for summer camp at Nova Camps.

AGT Athletics Nova Summer Camp
Camp Dates:

Full Summer

Ages:

Age 4 & up

Camp Hours:

6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Field Trips? (Yes/Optional/No):
Yes, Field Trips are part of camp
Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions
2335 Commerce Point Dr Suite 170, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
Featured Updated for 2021
Minds in Motion Summer Camps & Workshops

Do you want MORE for your child this summer? Join Minds in Motion summer camp!
Our summer program offers a wide range of experiences and activities that are not available elsewhere. Your child will participate in engaging and structured activities throughout the entire day. Our camp includes STEAM activities, creative play and imagination rooms, computer stations, video games, outdoor areas, and our new STUDIO for whole body fitness and theater arts. Your child will have a wide variety of opportunities for field trips and experiences. They will be having such a great time, they won’t want to leave!

Minds in Motion 2021
Minds in Motion 2021 Summer Camp
Minds in Motion 2021 Summer Camp
Camp Dates:

June 1 – August 13, 2021

Ages:

5 – 12

Camp Hours:

7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Field Trips? (Yes/Optional/No):
Yes, Field Trips are part of camp, Yes, but Field Trips are optional
Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions, Daily Registration
126 Horizon Ct, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
Featured Updated for 2021
Choe's Martial Arts Summer Camp

The most action packed summer camp in Lakeland is at Master Choe’s. We offer a complete 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. Join them for the best combination of fun and learning for our Summer of Fun in 2021!

To register or get more details call (863) 665-0488 or visit the website.

Choe's Martial Arts Summer Camp
Choe's Martial Arts Summer Camp
Choe's Martial Arts Summer Camp
Camp Dates:

Weekly Sessions all summer

Ages:

Ages 5 – 12 (completed Kindergarten)

Camp Hours:

Camp is 8:30am – 3:30pm. Bonus class/activity time runs from 7:45am – 5:30pm.

Field Trips? (Yes/Optional/No):
Yes, Field Trips are part of camp
Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions
2136 E Edgewood Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
Featured Updated for 2021
Lakeland Christian Preparatory School Summer Camps

Lakeland Christian Preparatory School is offering two summer camps on our new campus.
Summer Fun Program includes fun activities such as crafts, water days, movie days, games, and so much more! Ages 3-17.

Sports Summer Fun Camps will be playing sports all day while enjoying fun activities and playing in sports tournaments. Basketball, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Softball, Martial Arts, Football. Ages 5-17.

LCPS provides lunch and snacks for our campers. Plus, each camp will go on weekly field trips!

Lakeland Christian Preparatory School Summer Camps (2)
Lakeland Christian Preparatory School Summer Camps (2)
Lakeland Christian Preparatory School Summer Camps (2)
Camp Dates:

June 1 – August 6, 2021

Ages:

Summer Fun is 3-17
Sports Summer Fun 5-17

Camp Hours:

8am – 2:30pm with extended care available 6am – 6pm

Field Trips? (Yes/Optional/No):
Yes, Field Trips are part of camp
Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions
3151 Hardin Combee Rd, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
Featured Updated for 2021
Camp Explorations at Explorations V Children's Museum

Explore each of the galleries coming to the new Museum at Bonnet Springs Park this summer! Each week will feature fun, hands-on, specially curated content inspired by themes of new spaces and programs. Book the week for a specific theme or book the whole summer to experience one of the best camps in Lakeland.

Camp Dates:

June 7 – August 6, 2021 | Weekly Registration

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? (Yes/Optional/No):
Walking Field Trips
Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions
109 N Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
Featured Updated for 2021
Ultimate Dance Center Performing Arts Summer Experience

Ultimate Dance Center Performing Arts Summer Experience will give your child the opportunity to immerse themselves in many aspects of Performing Arts from more traditional forms of dance such as Ballet and Contemporary dance to fun and exciting dance forms such as Acro, Hip Hop, Musical Theater and Lyrical.

Students will also have an opportunity to learn through social dance and performing forms such as bucket drumming, country line dancing, blacklight puppetry, performing arts and music/rhythm classes. This summer experience will be an exciting and encouraging environment for your child to be exposed to the world of Dance and the Arts.

Performing Arts Summer Camp Ultimate Dance Center
Camp Dates:

June 21 – July 30, 2021 – Weekly from Monday through Thursday

Ages:

Ages 6 – 12

Camp Hours:

9am – 3pm

Field Trips? (Yes/Optional/No):
No Field Trips
Registration type:
Weekly Sessions
2980 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
Featured Updated for 2021
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!

NOVA Athletics Academy
Camp Dates:

Weekly Sessions from June 7 – August 6, 2021

Ages:

5-18

Camp Hours:

7:00am – 6:00pm | Half Day 9am – 12pm

Field Trips? (Yes/Optional/No):
No Field Trips, Other
Registration type:
Weekly Sessions, Daily Registration
2250 Heritage Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
Updated for 2021
City of Lakeland - Camp Extra
Camp Dates:

August 2 – 6, 2021

Ages:

Entering 1st – 5th grade

404 Imperial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
Updated for 2021
WonderHere Summer Camps
Camp Dates:

Weekly Sessions from June 7 – July 30, 2021

Ages:

K – 5 – Camps are designed for elementary aged children

111 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
Updated for 2021
Auburndale Parks & Recreation Summer Camp
Camp Dates:

June 7 – July 23, 2021

Ages:

Kids Quest Grades K-4 / Teen Xtreme Grades 5-7

321 Ramsgate Rd, Auburndale, FL 33823, USA
243 E Lake Ave, Auburndale, FL 33823, USA
Updated for 2021
Lake Alfred Summer Recreation Program
Camp Dates:

June 14 – July 30, 2021

Ages:

6 – 12 (must have completed K)

550 E Cummings St, Lake Alfred, FL 33850, USA
Updated for 2021
Winter Haven Parks & Recreation Summer Camps
Camp Dates:

June 7 – July 30, 2021

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
Updated for 2021
FAM Kids Club Summer Program
Camp Dates:

June 7 – July 30, 2021

Ages:

K – 5th Grade

1400 E Canal St, Mulberry, FL 33860, USA
Updated for 2021
Warrior Combat & Fitness Academy Summer Camp
Camp Dates:

Weekly all summer

Ages:

Ages 5 – 12

3621 Century Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33811, USA
Updated for 2021
Bartow Bash Day Camp
Camp Dates:

June 14 – July 23, 2021

Ages:

Completed K – Age 12

520 Idlewood Ave S, Bartow, FL 33830, USA
Updated for 2021
Highland Park Church Summer Sports Camps
Camp Dates:

Sports Camps are each week during the Summer starting June 7 – July 31, 2021

Ages:

Ages 5 – 15

4777 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
Updated for 2021
Highland Park Church Goal Seekers
Camp Dates:

Weekly Sessions running the entire summer – June 7 – Aug 6, 2021

Ages:

Completed K – 8th Grade

4777 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland, FL 33813, 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
Twisting Tiger Summer Camp
Camp Dates:

June 14 – August 6, 2021

Ages:

Ages 5 – 14

7343 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809, USA
Updated for 2021
2 Dance 4 Life & Lakeland Academy of Arts Summer Blast Camp
Camp Dates:

June 7 – Aug 6 – weekly

Ages:

5 and up

6595 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33813, 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
Updated for 2021
Kids Clubhouse Summer Camp
Camp Dates:

Entire Summer

Ages:

Preschool (4) & up

4842 Cypress Gardens Rd, Winter Haven, FL 33884, USA
Updated for 2021
Lakeland PAL Summer Academy
Camp Dates:

June 7 – July 1, 2021

Ages:

13 – 17

Camp Categories:
325 W 2nd St, Lakeland, FL 33805, USA