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Summer Nature Camps Near You: Lakeland + Polk County

Your child will get to explore the great outdoors at these nature-based summer camps and outdoor camps. Learn about plants, wildlife, nature, survival skills, and much more as kids use their imagination and get dirty at these nature camps near you.

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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
WonderHere Summer Camp 2024
WonderHere Farm Lakeland FL
WonderHere Farm Lakeland
Updated for 2024
WonderHere Summer Camps

Are you ready for the best summer of your kid’s life?! At WonderHere, we believe childhood is something to be cherished, preserved, and enjoyed. Our summer camps will leave your children FILLED with wonder. This is our NINTH year of summer camp, and we have fun down to a science! Each thematic week, children will experience hands-on activities, exposure to new hobbies and skills, weekly movie day and water day, and team competitions! Campers will get to interact with nature and farm animals. And daily free play, of course!

Elementary Camps (AGES 5-12)
Your elementary-age child is sure to have a blast at summer camp. Hands-on activities, free play, cooking, games, team competitions, time at the gardens and with farm animals (can you say Alpacas?!)… and so much more. And best of all, they get to learn, play, and create friendships… all in a safe, caring environment.

Minis Camps (AGES 4-5)
Minis camps are perfect for 4-5 year olds who love to wonder! Week after week, children will get to experience the same camp themes as their elementary friends, on a smaller scale. Smaller child-to-camp-counselor ratios. More free play and less structured activities. Calmer afternoons with fewer transitions. All the things you love about camp… but Mini-fied!

Additional Summer Camp Options: Evening Summer Camp Dates, WonderHeroes Summer Camp specially designed for children with varying needs, and a Summer Camp DAY PASS on Mondays – visit camp website to learn more

Dates:

Weekly Sessions from June 3 – August 2, 2024 (closed July 1-5)

Ages:

Elementary Camp – Ages 5-12 | Minis Camp – Ages 4-5

Hours:

8am – 3pm

Registration type:
Full Summer, Weekly Sessions
Discounts:

Use the code WHLKLDMOM at checkout for a $10 discount

5120 Colbert Rd, Lakeland, FL 33812, 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
2023 Info - Check back soon
Summer Camp at Florida Children’s Museum

Welcome to Summer Camp at Florida Children’s Museum! Camp programming is designed and led by FCM’s highly-skilled Education Team. Through hands-on-learning and structured play, your child will explore science, art, math, and language in a space curated just for kids. Each week of camp offers its own unique theme and programming, free-play in the Museum, and daily trips to Bonnet Springs Park.

At Camp FCM, your child can give in to their natural curiosity, use their imagination, and strengthen their development. Dare to be curious with us!

Dates:

June 5 – July 28, 2023 – weekly sessions

Ages:

Ages 4 to 9: all weeks. Must be enrolled in Kindergarten and turn 5 by Sept.1, 2023.
Ages 10 to 12: June 12-16 only

Hours:

8am – 5 pm. Curriculum runs from 9 am to 3 pm.

Registration type:
Weekly Sessions
600 Bonnet Spgs Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33815, USA
2023 Info - Check back soon
TimberNook West Central Florida Summer Camps
Dates:

Visit the camp website for dates

Ages:

Ages 4 – 12 years old, see description
My First Summer Camp is for ages 18 months to 4 years old with a parent/caregiver joining them.

Hours:

9am – 12pm or 9am – 11am

701 E Sparkman Rd, Plant City, FL 33566, USA
Updated for 2024
Camp Fire: Summer Teen Programs & Camps (6th-12th grade)
Dates:

Vary by Camp – see website

Ages:

6th – 12th Grade

Hours:

Vary by camp – visit website for details

2600 Buckingham Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803, USA
Camp Gilead
Camp Gilead
2023 Info - Check back soon
Camp Gilead Summer Camp
Dates:

Varies by camp – visit website for details. Overnight camps begin on Sunday afternoons and end on Friday. Commuter Camps run Monday – Friday.

Ages:

Overnight Camp – entering 2nd-12th Grade
Commuter Camps – entering K-7th Grade
Specialty Fishing Camp – ages 9 – 17

Hours:

Overnight Camp is Sunday 4:00pm – Friday 4:00pm
Commuter Camp is daily from 7:30am – 5:15pm (4pm Friday)

1445 Camp Gilead Dr, Polk City, FL 33868, USA
2023 Info - Check back soon
Summer Camp Out in the Sunshine - UF/IFAS + Florida Children's Museum
Dates:

June 12-16, 2023

Ages:

Ages 10-12

Hours:

8am – 5pm

600 Bonnet Spgs Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33815, USA
2023 Info - Check back soon
Tenoroc Youth Conservation Center Summer Camp
Dates:

2023 Dates: June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28

Ages:

8-14

Hours:

8am – 5pm

3760 Tenoroc Mine Rd, Lakeland, FL 33805, USA

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