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Summer Camps


Camp BLAST

  • Camp BLAST

    Camp BLAST is the highly successful summer recreation program for kids located at City recreation facilities and various schools throughout Lakeland. Campers may choose between two camp options: Camp Explore and Camp Adventure (outlined below).


    Dates & Times:

    June 10 - July 26* (7 Weeks)
    Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
    *No Camp Thursday, July 4th

    Camp Blast sites are run out of Polk County Public Schools sites and will be announced as they are confirmed with the School Board. Simpson Park Community Center is one of our Camp Blast sites as well.

    Participants MUST have completed kindergarten and not yet entered 6th grade.
    Parent MUST verify child’s age with a copy of the child’s most recent report card. 


    CAMP EXPLORE

    Camp Explore will include all of the camp activities listed below, along with all of the daily enrichment and activities traditionally planned throughout the Camp experience.

    Camp Activities:

    • Weekly Arts & Crafts
    • Wacky Olympics, Talent Show
    • Trips to
      • Bowling
      • Swimming
      • Movies
      • Lakeland Community Theater
      • Roller Skating
      • City Tours


    Camp Explore Cost:
     $400

     (Or $250 at Registration, plus 3 additional payments of $50)


    CAMP ADVENTURE

    Camp Adventure is the traditional program and includes all trips listed above, PLUS:

    Camp Adventure will also include trips to the following destinations:

    • Theme Park
    • Lowry Park Zoo
    • Lakeland Flying Tigers Baseball Game
    • Tampa Bay Rays Game


    Camp Adventure Cost:
     $550

    (Or $250 at registration plus 3 additional payments of $100) 

  • Camp BLAST Registration

    Participants must have completed kindergarten and not yet entered 6th grade.
    Parent must verify child’s age with a copy of the child’s most recent report card.


    IN-CITY RESIDENT REGISTRATION BEGINS APRIL 6, 2019 at 8am 
    Registrants must show TWO PROOFS OF RESIDENCY within the city limits of the City of Lakeland.

    Kelly Recreation Complex
    404 Imperial Boulevard
    863.834.3284

    Simpson Park Community Center
    1725 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
    863.834.2577 


    ALL-RESIDENT REGISTRATION BEGINS APRIL 3, 2019 at 8am

    Kelly Recreation Complex
    404 Imperial Boulevard
    863.834.3284

    Simpson Park Community Center
    1725 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
    863.834.2577 

  • Northwest Quadrant Registration

    CAMP BLAST - NORTHWEST QUADRANT RESIDENTS

    Cost: $250
    (Or, $175 at registration plus 3 additional payments of $25.)

    Participants must have completed kindergarten and not yet entered 6th grade. All participants must reside in the Northwest Quadrant of the City of Lakeland and must show proof of residency and qualifying income.

    Simpson Park Community Center
    1725 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
    863.834.2577

Camp Extra

  • Camp Extra

    Camp Extra - 2019 Registration Information will be updated here

    • $50.00 per week
    • Limit 60 Kids Per Week
    • Kids 1st - 5th  grade 
      (Kids must have completed kindergarten and not yet entered 6th grade.)
    • Only 60 kids per week will be accepted
    • Drop off 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Location: Kelly Recreation Complex 
    • Lunch not included
    • SWIMMING
    • MOVIES
    • GAMES

    Call 863.834.3284 or email Recreation@lakelandgov.net for more information.

Teen Camp

  • Teen Adventure Service Camp - T.A.S.C.

    Are you ready for something different?
    Are you ready to give something back to the community?
    Are you ready for an adventure?

    Then T.A.S.C. will provide an awesome summer experience!

    T.A.S.C. is a summer enrichment program that offers an incredible experience for teens with the focus on service and adventure. Get ready for summer 2018 and your most memorable summer camp yet!

    Participants must have completed 6th grade but not yet entered 9th grade.

    Hosted out of the Kelly Recreation Complex: 404 Imperial Blvd.


    Application Deadline: April 13th 

    T.A.S.C. application packets can be picked up at the Kelly Recreation Complex (404 Imperial Blvd) beginning March 25, 2019.

    We will be contacting each applicant regarding interview scheduling.


    T.A.S.C. DATES:

    June 10 - July 26* (7 Weeks)
    *No Camp Thursday, July 4

    COST: $750

    (Or, $300 at registration and 3 payments of $150)

    863.834.3283 for more information 


Holiday Camps


Great Escapes

Anyone looking for a place for your kiddos during the holiday break? Check out our holiday camps!

  • Holiday Camps

    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!

    • Stay tuned for information on Spring Break Great Escapes!

    Kelly Recreation Complex
    404 Imperial Boulevard, Lakeland, FL
    863.834.3284

    *Kids must bring their lunch and snack, wear closed-toe shoes, and bring SWIMMING items (swimsuit, towel, flip-flops, sunscreen, etc.).