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Not all summer camps are created equal. Here’s a roundup of the wide variety of summer camps offered so children can continue exploring new ideas and making new friends even while out of school.

YMCA OF WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA SUMMER CAMPS

As one of the nation’s largest providers of out-of-school programming, the YMCA has a wide variety of top-notch summer camps available nationwide. There are camp activities available for every kind of child. For more information about pricing and locations, email stacey.walsh@ymcawcf.org.

Date: June 3 – August 7; 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Age: 4 – 15 (varies by camp)

Cost: varies by camp

CAMP BLAST

Camp BLAST is one of the city’s most popular summer recreation program for kids. Children are offered endless opportunities for enrichment, including weekly trips, onsite games, and activities at Camp BLAST. Camps will be held at six campuses across Lakeland. For more information, visit lakelandgov.net.

Date: June 10 – July 26; 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Age: K – 5th grade

Cost: $450 for Camp Explore for the
entire summer; $550 for Camp Adventure for the entire summer

POLK MUSEUM OF ART SUMMER ART CAMP

Polk Museum’s Summer Art Camp gives children access to a fun, creative, and open atmosphere. The classes will provide the freedom to explore various creative interests with Certified Art Teachers. Camps are offered on a two-week schedule. For more information about registration, contact echastain@polkmusemofart.org.

Date: July 1 – 12, July 15 – 26

Age: 7 – 13

Cost: $285 for Members, $345 for Non-Members

FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL CAMPS

Florida Southern’s Volleyball Camps are a great opportunity for athletes of all ages to develop a love for sports in addition to strengthening their skills and gaining college exposure. The camp is also open to beginners. For more information about pricing and registration, contact fscvbcamps@gmail.com.

Date: June 19 – 20, June 25 – 27,
June 29 – 30

Age: 8 – 18

Cost: varies by camp

CENTRAL FLORIDA ATHLETICS SUMMER CAMPS

The Central Florida Athletics Summer Camp is designed for the working parent trying to entertain their children during those summer days. The program provides day care for young athletes with a family-friendly environment for children ages
5 – 12. A variety of indoor and outdoor activities will be offered to keep kids entertained all summer long. Visit centralfloridaathletics.com for more information.

Date: June 3 – August 9; 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Age: 5 – 12

Cost: Weekly session $110, Daily rate $35

ART CENTRIC STUDIO SUMMER ART CAMP

For the fifth year in a row, the Art Centric Studio will be launching their Summer Art Camps. The camp has a variety of custom projects and unique themes guaranteed to keep your kids entertained all summer. For more information, contact info@artcentricstudio.com.

Date: May 27 – August 2

Age: 4 – 12

Cost: $160 per week, siblings get $30 off second seat, and $50 off the third seat

To find out more about camps offered in Lakeland this summer, check out lakelandmom.com

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