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Category: Half-Day Camps

Half-Day Summer Camps Near You: Lakeland and Polk County

Are you looking for half-day summer camp? Whether you have a younger child that isn’t ready for 6-8 hour full-day camps, or maybe a part-time camp works better for your family, we can help you find the right fit. Below you’ll find a list of summer camps that offer half-day sessions of camp, up to 5 hours per day in the morning or afternoon.

This is not an exhaustive list, it includes camps that we could easily identify as a half-day camp. Many of the camps listed below also offer a full-day option.

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Updated for 2024
Karate Beyond Ninja Day Camp

A summer your child will thank you for… Karate Beyond’s Ninja Camp is an exciting day camp experience in Lakeland. Offering a multitude of fun and constructive activities which includes the popular Karate Beyond Ninja Program. CONVENIENTLY LOCATED on South Florida Avenue next to Dairy Queen and Jimmy Johns; classes are especially friendly to students that are new to martial arts. This camp has LIMITED AVAILABILITY and will accept a small number of students per day. ACT QUICKLY!

Why Karate Beyond Summer Camp?
+ Small Groups for extra care and attention
+ ALL-INCLUSIVE… NO FIELD TRIPS
+ Time AWAY from their electronics
+ Develop social skills and making new friends
+ Fun, exciting, and constructive activities

Daily Themes: Mondays: NERF Wars (bring your own)
Tuesdays: Light Saber Battles
Wednesdays: Team Ninja Warrior
Thursdays: Board Breaking

Dates:

Weekly Sessions from June 3 – August 1, 2024 (Monday – Thursday)

Ages:

5 to 12

Hours:

9am to Noon (Mon-Thurs)

Registration type:
Weekly Sessions, Daily Registration
4124 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
Lakeland Summer Sports Camp No Limits
Lakeland Summer Sports Camp No Limits
Lakeland Summer Sports Camp No Limits
2023 Info - Check back soon
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.

Dates:

Weekly sessions Jun 5 – August 11, 2023

Ages:

5 – 15

Hours:

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

Registration type:
Weekly Sessions
4416 Co Rd 540A, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
Bass Fishing Summer Camp Winter Haven
Updated for 2024
Big Bass Guide - Florida Bass Fishing Camps for Kids

Enroll now in a summer kids fishing camp and learn boat safety, fishing techniques and enjoy bass fishing on the Chain of Lakes in Winter Haven. This hands-on camp also includes education regarding fishing with different types of bait, seeing different animal species in their habitat and even stopping in the sandbar to take a swim and cool off.

The goals of the camp are to take each camper and improve their knowledge and their skills as they relate to freshwater fishing. The instructors make sure each camper improves their abilities whether they are a beginner or a veteran fisherman.

Spots are limited, reserve your week now!!!

Dates:

Weekly Sessions from May 28 – July 18, 2024

Ages:

Age 6 & up

Hours:

Mon-Thurs 8am-noon

Registration type:
Weekly Sessions
1505 Lake Shipp Dr, Winter Haven, FL 33880, USA
Florida Southern Soccer Camp (1)
Updated for 2024
AH Elite Soccer Camps at Florida Southern

This is a fun soccer environment for boys and girls of all skill levels. If your new to the sport or an advanced player, our coaches will provide a fun learning environment for all.

This camp is specifically designed for players who want to learn the fundamental skills of soccer. Emphasis on correct technique is maximized by small group instructions. There will also be small-sided games, providing more touches on the ball and a ‘World Cup’ format competition to allow players to compete in a competitive environment.

Dates:

Monday, June 10 – Thursday, June 13, 2024

Ages:

4-13

Hours:

9am-2pm for ages 7-13 (Junior Mocs)
9am-11am for ages 4-6 (Mini Mocs)

Registration type:
Weekly Sessions
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
Learning Resource Center Camp READY
2023 Info - Check back soon
Camp READY! - Learning Resource Center

Camp READY! prepares rising and repeating kindergartners for academic success through hands-on, experiential learning centers (art, music & movement, cooking and reading-readiness) to build pre-reading skills while continuing motor, social and cognitive development. $25 per 4 week session.

Camp READY!+ prepares students for the first-grade level focusing on concept and confidence while reteaching and reviewing vocabulary, reading, and math sense. $25 per 4 week session.

Camp READY! Special Friends provides readiness skills for our friends with special needs.

Dates:

Four weeks during the summer – Check website for 2023 Dates + Locations

Ages:

Students entering or repeating Kindergarten or 1st Grade. Eligible students must be five years old by September 1, 2023.

Hours:

Approximately 8am – 12pm, check website for specific times for each location

Registration type:
Other
3315 Kathleen Rd, Lakeland, FL 33810, USA
203 Ave R NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881, USA
115 S Oak Ave, Fort Meade, FL 33841, USA
902 Lily Ave, Haines City, FL 33844, USA
1225 E Lime St, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
4815 Bailey Rd, Mulberry, FL 33860, USA
Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO Summer Camp Lakeland Florida
Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO Summer Camp Lakeland FL (2)
Bricks 4 Kidz LEGO 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 10 – August 2, 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.

Registration type:
Weekly Sessions
416 Ariana St, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
1515 Williamsburg Square, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
Polk Museum of Art Summer Art Camp 2023
After School Art at the Polk Museum of Art
Polk Museum
2023 Info - Check back soon
Polk Museum of Art Summer Art Camp

Join us for Summer Art Camp 2023! Give your children (ages 7 to 13) a safe, creative, and open atmosphere to develop their love and appreciation for the arts. Our engaging Summer Camp program fosters the freedom of exploration through a wide array of creative processes, media, and techniques with the guidance and support of our certified art teachers. Campers will have access to endless inspiration by developing studio habits, visiting art-filled galleries, and taking supervised strolls to Lake Morton, Florida Southern College, and Hollis Gardens.

A supervised lunch break will be provided each day for campers who stay all-day. Students must bring their own lunch. Visit the Polk Museum of Art Website to see the full class schedule.

Dates:

2 Week Sessions: Monday-Friday
Session #1: June 5 to 16, 2023
Session #2: June 20 to 30, 2023 (No class on June 19)
Session #3: July 3 to 14, 2023 (No class on July 4)
Session #4: July 17 to 28, 2023

Ages:

Ages 7 – 13

Hours:

Three Classes: 9am – 4pm
Two Classes: 9am – 1:30pm or 11:30 – 4pm
One Class: 9am – 11am, 11:30am – 1:30pm, or 2pm – 4pm

Registration type:
Two Week Sessions
800 E Palmetto St, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
Supernova Summer Camp Lakeland FL
Supernova Summer Camp Lakeland Florida
2023 Info - Check back soon
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. 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 5 – August 4, 2023

Ages:

5 -18

Hours:

7:00am – 6:00pm | Half Day 9am – 12pm

Registration type:
Weekly Sessions, Daily Registration
2250 Heritage Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
Super Summer Success Summer Academic Camp Lakeland Summer.2023
2023 Info - Check back soon
Learning Resource Center - Super Summer Success

Super Summer Success builds confident, successful students through time-tested best practices. Students will focus on academics by participating in high-interest, hands-on lessons while 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.

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

Dates:

June 19 – July 13, 2023

Ages:

Completed K – 5th Grade

Hours:

Monday – Thursday from 1 – 4 pm

Registration type:
Other
650 Bonnet Spgs Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33815, USA
What's Cooking Camp Lakeland (2)
What's Cooking Camp Lakeland (2)
What's Cooking Camp Lakeland (2)
2023 Info - Check back soon
What's Cooking Lakeland Summer Cooking Camp

What’s Cooking? teaches children the importance of clean eating and cooking from scratch in a peanut free kitchen that caters to everyone’s allergies. Camps and classes are offered to further develop cooking skills and teach children about local foods, restaurants and our natural environment. Monday – Thursday we will be making lunch and a take home family dinner entree for 4 on Tuesday and Thursday. Friday will be a brunch that we will enjoy together!

Dates:

June 19-23: Farm to Table
June 26-3: All Girls Camp
July 5, 6, 7: Single Day Registration – All American Camp
July 10-14: Around the World
July 17-21: Cooking with Dough
July 24-28: Kids Movie Themed Week
Aug 1-5: End of Summer Camp
Aug 7: Single Day Camp

Ages:

Ages 5 – 13

Hours:

9:30am – 2pm

Registration type:
Weekly Sessions
6935 S Carter Rd, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
Updated for 2024
Exploring Nature: FSC Early Childhood Learning Lab Summer Fun

We are excited to announce Summer Camp for ages 3-8. We will be exploring nature with new themes every week. Activities include: art/crafts, science experiments, investigating, trips to the gym on campus, and outside time. Plan your experience by the week or for the whole summer!

Dates:

Weekly Sessions June 10 – 28 and July 8 – August 2, 2024

Ages:

Ages 3-8

Hours:

9am-3pm or 9am-12pm (full day and half day)
Before Care: 7:30am-8:45am
After Care: 3:00pm-5:15pm

Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions
1040 Frank Lloyd Wright Way, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
All Saints Summer Camps - Copy 2
All Saints Academy Lakeland Winter Haven (2)
2023 Info - Check back soon
All Saints Academy Recreation & Instructional Camps

All Saints Academy has 20+ camps to choose from this summer! All camps are open to the public. Visit the ASA Camp Website for dates and times for each camp.
RECREATION + INSTRUCTIONAL CAMPS:

  • Aftercare and Games (Kindergarten-5th Grade)
  • Aftercare and Games (Preschool 3-Kindergarten)
  • Concoctions and Creations (Kindergarten-5th Grade)
  • Game Camp (Kindergarten-5th Grade)
  • Math Refresher Camp (Kindergarten-5th Grade)
  • Young Explorers (PK3, PK4 & K)
  • Learn to Play the Ukulele (6th-12th Grade)
  • Circus Camp (Kindergarten-5th Grade)
  • Paints, Playdough & Projects (Rising Preschool 4-2nd Grade)
  • Rising STARS Camp (Kindergarten, First Grade, & Second Grade)
  • Harry Potter Camp (2nd-5th Grade)
  • Dance Intensive Camp (PK3-Kindergarten)
  • Dance Camp (1st-8th Grade)
  • Girls Leadership Camp (6th-9th Grade)
  • Dance Intensive Camp (1st-12th Grade)
  • Full STEAM Ahead! (1st-5th Grade)

All Saints Academy also offers Sports Camps.

Dates:

Vary by Camp – see website

Ages:

Entering PreK3 – 12th Grade

Hours:

Vary by Camp – see website

Registration type:
Two Week Sessions, Weekly Sessions
5001 FL-540, Winter Haven, FL 33880, USA
All Saints Summer Camps - Copy 2
2023 Info - Check back soon
All Saints Academy Sports Camps

All Saints Academy has 20+ camps to choose from this summer! All camps are open to the public. Visit the ASA Camp Website for dates and times for each camp.
SPORTS CAMPS:

  • Cheer Camp (Kindergarten-5th Grade)
  • MVP Camp (4th-8th Grade)
  • Soccer Camp (Kindergarten-8th Grade)
  • Girls Indoor Volleyball Camp (4th-12th Grade)
  • ASA Lacrosse Camp (3rd-8th Grade)
  • Football Camp (1st-6th Grade)
  • MVP Camp (Kindergarten-3rd Grade)

All Saints Academy also offers a variety of Recreational & Instructional Camps

Dates:

Vary by sport – see description for details

Ages:

Entering K – 12th Grade

Hours:

Vary by camp

Registration type:
Weekly Sessions
5001 FL-540, Winter Haven, FL 33880, USA
Snapology Lakeland Summer camps
Snapology LEGO Lakeland Summer camps for Preschoolers
Snapology Lakeland FL Summer camps (2)
2023 Info - Check back soon
Snapology Summer Camps

We are gearing up for a full season of awesome STEAM-themed Summer Camps! Our STEAM themed camps are so much fun, your child with not even know they are learning a little something too! Demand for camps is high and capacity is limited so don’t delay, enroll your child today!
Lakeland Camps – First Presbyterian Chuch on Lake Hollingsworth
Winter Haven Camps – First Presbyterian Church, 637 6th St NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881

Dates:

Weekly Sessions from June 5 – August 4, 2023

Ages:

Ages 5 – 14
Plus select weeks for Preschoolers ages 3-6

Hours:

Half Day: 9am – 12pm or 1pm – 4pm | Full Day: 9am – 4pm

Registration type:
Weekly Sessions
Discounts:

Use discount code LMOM23 at checkout for 10% off Summer Camps – a special thanks to Lakeland Moms!

175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
637 6th St NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881, USA
2023 Info - Check back soon
St. Paul Volleyball Camp
Dates:

Visit website

Ages:

3 day camps for players entering grades 2-11
1 day camp for players entering grades K-1

Hours:

Visit website

4450 Harden Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
2023 Info - Check back soon
Highland School of Dance Summer Workshops
Dates:

2023: June 26 – 29, July 10 – 14, July 17 – 21

Ages:

Ages 4 – 14 (vary by week – check website)

Hours:

9am – 12pm and 9am – 3pm

6929 Old Rd 37, Lakeland, FL 33811, USA
2023 Info - Check back soon
HP Sports Player Development Camp
Dates:

June 5 – Aug 4, 2023

Ages:

7 – 17

Hours:

8:30am – 12pm

4777 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
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Art Centric Studio Summer Art Camps
Dates:

Weekly Sessions from June 5 – Aug 4, 2023

Ages:

Ages 5-12

Hours:

Morning Camps are 10am-1pm – ages 5-10
Afternoon Camps are 2-5pm – ages 8-12

1035 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
2023 Info - Check back soon
Lakeland Xpress Athletics Tumbling & Cheer Summer Camp
Dates:

Summer 2023

Ages:

5 – 14

Hours:

7:30am – 6pm / Half Day 9am – 12pm

3711 Century Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33811, USA
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Lake Wales Arts Council Summer Art Camp
Dates:

4 Sessions: June 26 – 30, July 10 – 14, July 17 – 21, July 24 – 28, 2023

Ages:

6 – 13

Hours:

9am – 4pm, Half Day Sessions 9am-12pm or 1-4pm

1099 E State Rd 60, Lake Wales, FL 33853, USA
2023 Info - Check back soon
Education Empowered Learning Studio Reading Summer Camp
Dates:

June 5 – July 27 (no camp 6/12-6/16)

Ages:

Kindergarten through Second Grade Reading Levels. Ages 5-9

Hours:

12:30 – 3:30pm

99 6th St SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880, USA
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Wendy's Dance Company Dance Summer Camp
Dates:

Weekly sessions – June 12 – August 4, 2023

Ages:

Age 4 – 12

Hours:

Full Day: 7am – 5pm, Half Day: 8am – 12pm

684 Formosa Ave, Bartow, FL 33830, USA
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Lakeland Arts Academy Theater Camps
Dates:

Weekly Sessions – June 5 – July 13, 2023

Ages:

7-18

Hours:

9 am – 12 pm

4175 Pipkin Rd S suite 203, Lakeland, FL 33811, USA
2023 Info - Check back soon
Lakeland Arts Academy Music Exploration Camp
Dates:

July 17-20 or July 24-27, 2023

Ages:

7-18

Hours:

9am – 12pm

4175 Pipkin Rd S suite 203, Lakeland, FL 33811, USA
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BKLNart Summer Art Camp
Dates:

June 12-15, June 26-29, 2023

Ages:

4 – 13

Hours:

9-11am or 1-3pm

4175 Pipkin Rd S suite 203, Lakeland, FL 33811, USA

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