Summer Camp Opportunities in Downtown Lakeland

IMG_2673Your kids are anticipating the end of the school year and a three-month break from the books. But as a parent, the long hot days might not be the only thing making you sweat.

Summer means you have a lot of free time to fill to keep the kiddos occupied. The Downtown Lakeland Partnership has your back. Here are some summertime camps and activities to consider:

Explorations V Children’s Museum

Ages: 4-12
Cost: Starts at $100 for a half-day week; $150 for a full-day week
Activities include: music, engineering, cooking, water games and more.

For more information, click here or call (863) 687-3869

Polk Museum of Art

Ages 7-13
Cost: Starts at $100 for a two-week session of half-days; $285 for a two-week session of full-days
Activities include: Crafts, drawing, performance, photography, mixed media and more.IMG_2676

For more information, click here or call (863) 688-7743

Just Dance/Sifu Och Wing Chun Kung Fu

Ages: 4-16
Cost: Starts at $85 for a full-day week
Activities include: These two downtown Lakeland businesses have joined forces to offer martial arts and dance classes, as well as fieldtrips to museums, movies, water parks and more.

For more information, visit Sifu Och’s website or call (863) 800-0171; or visit the Just Dance website or call (863) 940-4701.

KRAP Art Studios

The Strategic Peace Game
Dates: June 20-24
Ages: 10-14
Cost: $45 per student

This is a hands-on political simulation where participants work together to solve 25 economic, social and environmental crises.

Homeschoolers Takeover KRAP Art
Date: June 23, 5:30-7 p.m.
Cost: free

This event is open to the general public, in addition to homeschool families. Come see the KRAP Art Studios space, learn about membership and rental opportunities, get an overview of fall activities, and participate in art projects at four stations.

IMG_2672Art Co-op Camp
Dates: June 27- July 1
Ages: 4-16
This camp includes art project-based learning activities and field trips. The week culminates in the creation of a mural painted on the back of the KRAP Art Studios building.

For more information on activities at KRAP Art Studios, call 863-860-1711, or visit

Other summertime activities

Got Candy
Dates: Every Monday from June 13 to July 25, 2-3 p.m.
Ages: 5-13
Cost: $5 per child, per cupcake
RSVP: (required) 863.853-9999

Actvitiy: Join Got Candy for Monday Funday each week, where you can frost and decorate your own cupcake. Choose from a variety of toppings.