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Winter Break Camps for Kids in Lakeland + Polk County

Winter Break Christmas Camps Lakeland Florida

Along with all of the holiday festivities and Christmas celebrations over the holiday break, we know you might need some “mom time” before December 25 to get things done, or maybe a few planned activities for those last few days before the kids go back to school… you know, when the new toy fun has worn off!

Luckily there are plenty of local options for camps over the Winter Break! {Christmas break? Holiday break? We aren’t sure what to call it.}

Whether you’re looking for activities to keep your kids busy, or if you need childcare while you’re working that week, we’ve got a list of Holiday Break camps in Lakeland and across Polk County.

Polk County schools will be out for 2 weeks over Christmas break – from December 19, 2020 – January 4, 2021. (Teachers return Jan 4, students return Jan 5 – see the calendar).

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More Camps: Summer Camps | Spring Break Camps | Thanksgiving Break Camps

Don’t miss our Ultimate Guide to Christmas Events + Holiday Activities for a full list of things to do this holiday season in Lakeland and Polk County including Christmas Light Displays, Santa Photos, Christmas Tree Lots, Christmas Parades, Holidays Concerts, Live Performances, Holiday Markets, Ice Skating, Toy Donation Needs, and more.

Christmas Break Camps in Lakeland + Polk County

Knights & Dragons – TimberNook West Central Florida

This winter break, join us for three days of wonder, nature, and play as we dive into our imaginations! During Winter break, Knights & Dragons is designed to help your child become more confident, creative, coordinated, & independent.  Each day is filled with games, discussion, grand TimberNook experiences, extended time for child-led play, ample space for nature exploration, periodic opportunities for open fire cooking, and so much more!  From castle building to dragon games – this holiday event is one your kids won’t want to miss!

Dates: Monday – Wednesday December 28 – 30, 2020
Times: 9:00am– 1:00pm (this is a drop off program)
Ages: 5 – 10 (age range is flexible)
Price: $135 per child for all 3 days
Location: 701 East Sparkman Road, Plant City, Florida 33566
More information & Registration: TimberNook Website

Camp Fire Vacation Station

Vacation Station Day Camp is held most weekdays, throughout the school year, when Polk County Public Schools do not hold class. Youth in grades K-5 will learn about a different wonder of the world in this virtual trip around the world. Fun, hands-on activities and educational enhancements provide a day filled with learning and recreation.

Dates: Monday – Wednesday (December 21 – 23, 2020) and Monday, January 4, 2021
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – early & late care available
Ages: K – 5th grade
Price: $25 per child per day with sibling discount available
Location: 2600 Buckingham Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33803
More information & Registration: Camp Fire Website

Explorations V Children’s Museum

Camp Explorations is the premiere hands-on camp in Central Florida. Join us for Winter Break Mini Camps to explore FIRE + ICE. Choose 1/2 day or full day, anywhere from 1 – 6 days.

Dates: December 21, 22, 23 and 28, 29, 30, 2020
Times: 9am – 12:30pm and/or 12:30pm – 4pm
Ages: Students K-4th grade
Price: $20 per child per session (1/2 day). Can sign up for any combination of sessions and days. Members receive 10% discount.
Location: 109 North Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801
More information & Registration: Website | (863) 687-3869

What’s Cooking Lakeland School’s Out Holiday Camps

Join What’s Cooking Lakeland during the Christmas Break for fun-filled camp days AND take home breakfast, lunch and/or dinner!

Dates: December 21 – January 2 (check website for dates/times)
Times: Vary by day
Ages: Age 9 – 12
Price: $60 – $75 per day. Use coupon code SIBLING for a sibling discount.
Location: 6935 South Carter Road, Lakeland, Florida 33813
More information & Registration: What’s Cooking Lakeland Website

What’s Cooking Lakeland – Lasagna for Salvation Army

Help make Lasagna for the Salvation Army Families. This is a great way for kids to have a short cooking class and also to learn about giving back to families in need.

Dates: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Times: 4-5pm or 5:45-7pm
Price: Only $15 to help cover food cost.
Location: 6935 South Carter Road, Lakeland, Florida 33813
More information & Registration: What’s Cooking Lakeland Website

AGT Athletics Camps

AGT Athletics (formerly Nova Camps) during Christmas Break for all day care. AGT Athletics creates a positive environment empowering children of all ages to explore and develop their talents. Our goal is to provide a safe education, enrichment, and youth program. Summer Camp, Before & After school care, holiday care, early release days, e-school, drop in care. 

Dates: December 21 – 23, 2020 and December 28 – 30, 2020
Times: 6:15am – 6pm
Ages: 4 – 13
Price: $35 per day per child (discount available for current After School kids)
Location: 2335 Commerce Point Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
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Art Centric Studio

Art Centric Studio is excited to announce that for this Holiday Break, we have added a MiNi ArT Camp for ages 5 to 10! This is our first camp with a brand new theme called ‘Snowflakes and Seashells’! The custom art projects are designed around the concept of ‘snow in Florida’ and what that might look like! 

Dates: Monday – Tuesday (December 28 – 29, 2020)
Times: 10am – 1pm
Ages: 5 – 10
Price: $75.00 for both days – cost includes all supplies. **One day camp options are available for the pro-rated $45 per day.**
Location: 1035 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33803
More information & Registration: Art Centric Website

Minds in Motion Winter Break Daily Drop In Camp

Minds in Motion provides your child with a quality program that combines enrichment through STEM / STEAM concepts and hands-on exploration in a fun, safe environment!  Your child does not need to be enrolled in the after school program in order to attend during holidays or breaks.

Dates: Monday – Wednesday December 21 – 23, 2020
Monday – Wednesday December 28 – 30, 2020
Monday, January 4, 2021
Times: 7:30am – 6:30pm
Ages: 5 & up
Price: $40 per day, discount of $180 for all 6 days
Location: 126 Horizon Court, Lakeland, Florida 33813
More information & Registration: Minds in Motion Website

Winter Haven Parks & Recreation School’s Out Camp

Winter Haven Parks and Recreation will host School’s Out Camp during Winter Break at The Winter Haven Recreational & Cultural Center. Each child will need to bring a lunch, 2 snacks, and a reusable water bottle.

Dates: Monday – Wednesday December 21 – 23, 2020
Monday – Thursday December 28 – 31, 2020
Monday, January 4, 2021
Price: $5/day for Winter Haven residents and $10/day for Non-residents
Location: 801 Ave T NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881
More information & Registration: City of Winter Haven FB. Contact Winter Haven Parks & Recreation at (863)-291-5675 to sign up today!

Camp Gilead Christmas Camps

Have your kids been missing camp? Do you need a way to maximize their winter break from school? Introducing Camp Gilead’s first-ever Christmas Camps! Both overnight camps and day camps are available.
Dates: December 28, 2020 – January 1, 2021
Ages: OVERNIGHT CAMP – Elementary – Grades 3rd-6th | Teen – Grades 7th-12th
DAY CAMP – Kinder – Grades K-2nd | Elementary – Grades 3rd-6th
Price: $250 Overnight Camp | $175 Day Camp
Location: 1445 Camp Gilead Drive, Polk City, FL, 33868
More information & Registration: Camp Gilead Website

Unconfirmed or Canceled for 2020

WonderHere Winter Workshops

Join WonderHere for fun winter break learning and playing!

Dates: 2020 TBD
Ages: 5-12
Price: $45 – 50
Location: 111 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33801
More information & Registration: WonderHere website

City of Lakeland Great Escapes Winter Camp

Great Escapes is a youth enrichment opportunity available for elementary school-aged students (K-5th grade) during select school holidays. The program includes games, crafts, sports and lots of fun! Run  by the City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department.

Times: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Ages: K – 5th grade
Price: $60 per child for all 4 days
Location: 404 Imperial Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33803
More information & Registration: City of Lakeland Website

We also have a huge Summer Camp Guide, Spring Break Camp Guide, and Thanksgiving Break Camp Guide.

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Do you know of a school holiday camp we missed that is open over Winter Break? Contact us and we’ll add it to our list.

Christmas Events + Holiday Activities

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Christmas Events + Holiday Activities to find more things to do including Neighborhood Christmas Light Displays, FREE Christmas Events, Santa Photos, Christmas Parades, and more.