2016 Sanford Summer Camps and Activities for Kids

Do you feel that, that’s the summer heat coming upon us! Yes, summer is just around the corner and  2015-02-23 23.35.11 is here to save the day yet again with a list of camps and things to keep the kids busy this summer! 

Theater Camp


Wayne Densch Theater. 201 S Magnolia Ave -407.321.8111. http://waynedenschperformingartscenter.com/2016-summer-camp.html

wayne densch summerJunior Camp-Target Camper Age: Rising 1st – 3rd Graders  June 27th-July 1st (9am-2pm)

A theatre basics program culminating in an end of the week afternoon performance.

Senior Camp-Target Camper Age Rising 4th – 12th Graders July 11th- July 29th (9:00am-3pm)

A theatrical experience in a camp setting that culminates in a multi-faceted theatrical review presentation.

expressly you summer camp Expressly You Performing Arts. 1211 Mellonville Ave. 321.314.7165. http://www.eyschoolofarts.com/home.html

Ages 3-17 June 1st-August 14th (8am-3pm) Extended hours available for a Nominal Fee

$50.00 weekly Breakfast and Lunch included, $35 registration fee

Dance, Drama, Music, Arts & Crafts, Recreation, Reading & Math, Field Trips





Musical Theater Camp

lochwood AcademyLochwood Academy Performing Arts. 109 W Commercial Street.321.355.3757. http://www.lochwoodacademy.com/classes-camps-workshops/


beauty and the beast Jr.Disney’s Beauty and the Beast  Summer Camp. June 13th-June 24th. Grades 2-12

This Summer, Disney Comes to Sanford for a Magical Production of the Hit Musical Beauty and the Beast Jr – and you are invited to join the performance!

Please click the HERE to view all the exciting details!!

The Granny Awards

The Granny Awards Summer Camp. June 27th-July 1st. Grades 2-6.

This Summer, Fairy Tale Land Comes To Sanford, FL For A Magical Performance of “The Granny Awards”  And You Are Invited To Join The Performance!

Please click the HERE to view all the exciting details!

Nature and Animal Camp

zoo summer-2Central Florida Zoo. 3755 NW Hwy 17-92 – 407.323.4450 x123. http://www.centralfloridazoo.org/summercamp

Sprouts and Seedlings Nature Play Programs for Children Ages 2-5 9:30am-10:30am Year Round

Zoo Pass Holder – $12 per class, Non-Pass Holder – $15 per class Zoo Pass Holder – $32 per series, Non-Pass Holder – $42 per series

Camps run from June 6th- August 12th (9am-12pm/1-4pm) Half and full day options. Ages 5-6/Ages 6-8/ Ages 9-12 Prices Vary based on camp/age and pass holders-$120-$190, Please visit here for a full detailed list of days, times and prices. 

Bring your child to a whole new world of adventure! Explore our exciting summer programs including half and full day camp options.

Choose from a wide variety of fun and exciting camps such as Safari Express, X-treme survival, Wild Artist, and so much more!

Junior Zoo Keeper Camp!  June 13-17, June 27-July 1st, July 11-15, July 20-24, July 25-29, August 8th-12th (9am-12pm) Ages 9-12

Zoo Pass Holder-$120, Non-Pass Holder-$140

Experience what it’s like to be a Zookeeper going behind-the-scenes to work with the animals! Participants will conduct real animal behavior studies, work directly with zoo keepers, and create enrichments for the animals.

Horse Camp

Ms. Savanna’s Horse Camp.386.801.2438. http://savannashorsecamp.com/index.html

Day Camps 

Kids will learn the tack up and wash the horses. Learn proper balance and basic riding.

Please have your kids bring a lunch, bottle water and they will enjoy S’mores around the campfire.

For more information call 386-801-2438.

Ms. Corinne’s Horse Camp.407.463.0608. www.MsCorinnesHorseCamp.com

Day Camps. Mon.-Wed. 9:30AM-3PM. Ages 5-13


May 30th-June 1st, June 6th- 8th, June 20th-22nd, June 27th-29th, July 11th-13th, July 18th-20th, July 25th-27th & August 1st-3rd.

J&A Equestrian. 407.417.5355 or 407.463.5650

Day Camps. Mon.-Fri. 9AM-5PM


June 27th-July 1st, July 18th-July 22nd & July 25th-29th

Art Camp

Jennifer Summer ClassJennifer Lindquist. 211 E 1st St. 407.323.2774 – http://www.jenniferlindquist.com/workshops.html

July 11th-16th Mon.-Fri. (10am-2pm), July 17th Sat. Exhibit/Reception (3pm-5pm) Ages 12-up

Price is $200.00 for the week

Professional artist and certified art educator Jennifer Lindquist  works with intimate groups of student-artists to spark their creative impulses by providing Discipline-Based instruction tailored for each student’s level of artistic development. The focus of this year’s workshop is photography and small-scale Public Art installations. 
The workshops are held in the inspiring, nationally renowned Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery. 

All material provided, plus a bonus hand-crafted sketchbook ($20 value)

 Enrollment is limited to 10, enrollment is based on “First come, First Served”

* Students will create a series of art objects/artifacts that will focus on both ‘use’ and ‘user-centered’ design approaches.

 * Students will use the” Elements and Principles of Design” to accomplish each project.

                -Color theory (warm/cool, complimentary, neutral, analogous), 

               – Value scale, shade & shadow, perspective, point of view, scale and  aesthetics 

preschool kids

Dance Camp

New Location of Cindys Dance Studio

New Location of Cindys Dance Studio

Cindy’s Dance Studio. 119 S. Magnoia Ave. 407.324.3999. http://dancewithcindy.com/Forms/2016-Summer_Intensive_Schedule.pdf

Intermediate Intensive (Ages 9+) $135

July 25th-29th Mon-Fri (9:30am-4pm) 

One week of an introduction to conditioning with an intense stretching & strengthening, followed by fine tuning the technique needed to perform leaps, turns & various skills. Also introducing Guest choreographers each day in Contemporary, Lyrical & Jazz.

Dress code preferred form fitting attire to enhance lines of choreography (per instructors preference). Please bring water, lunch and snacks each day. Early drop off/late pick up available upon request.

Advanced Intensive (Ages 12+) $165

July 25th-July 29th Mon.-Fri. (8am-4pm)

One week of intense conditioning (beginning each morning with a workout ~wear your sneakers in the am), then continuing to the studio for stretching & strengthening, followed by the fine tuning the technique needed to perform leaps,turns & various skills and styles of dance, Finishing with different Guest choreographers each day in Contemporary, Lyrical, & Jazz

Dress code preferred form fitting attire to enhance lines of choreography (per instructors preference). Please bring water, lunch and snacks each day. Early drop off/late pick up available upon request.

Recreational Camps

Kids Rock early Learning Center. 6641 W. State Road 46. (407) 688-2445http://www.kidzrockelc.com/#!camp-divergent/jwljx

camp divergentWEEKLY CAMP FEES 

 8:00 am — 2:00 pm –  $105

8:00 am — 6:00 pm –  $125


  MAY 1st – June 3rd  – $95


 Morning Snack, Lunch & Afternoon Snack , Athletic Training & Instruction  *includes weekly Orlando City Soccer Lessons, Theater and Stage Production Training & Instruction, Musical Training & Instruction, Artistic Training & Instruction, In School Field Trips, Bounce Houses, Indoor & Outdoor Activities & Water Slides and a plethora of water activities!!!!


team challengeTEAM CHALLENGE June 6-10: A week full of team building games, finding new friends and challenging each camper to learn and grow through positive interaction.

Reel RunREEL RUN June 13-17: Come learn all about theater and performance with specific focus on memorization, characterization and improvisation.  Each camper will be involved with set building, prop and costume making in preparation for their special end of the week performance.

Camp RockCAMP ROCK June 20-24: We will be camping out all week!  Each child will enjoy the thrill of building a fort, embarking on a wooded scavenger hunt and overcoming a daring obstacle course. This week will feature presentations from our local police, fire and animal rescue service departments.

Children celebrating Fourth of July

R,W,B & SPLASH June 27-July 1: This week is packed with patriotic fun!  From cooking all american foods, indoor fireworks and an end of the week grill-out. Each camper will have the opportunity to learn and explore our country and the celebration of Independence Day.

olympic training campOLYMPIC TRAINING July 4-8: Each camper will receive individualized instruction in a wide variety of sports including baseball, football, basketball, golf and soccer.  This week will include team competitions, special presentations and an appearance from our very own defender Luke Boden of Orlando City Soccer.

creative expression campCREATIVE EXPRESSION July 11-15: Each day will explode with color, crafts and artistic exploration! Campers will experience a variety of art mediums including canvas, molding, sand and sculpture.  We will end the week with a super exciting Color Run!

sound waves camp SOUND WAVES: July 18-22: This week will showcase the vibrant frequencies of music! Campers will flow through a variety of musical genres including: Rock-n-Roll, Country, Hip Hop and 50’s style. Each day will be filled with wave after wave of creative sound and activities. We will end the week with a concert as our grand finale.

H20 July 25-29: Camp Divergent has reserved the last week for a Tidal  Wave of water fun! There is not limit to the amount of joy each camper will experience, as they splash their way through the week. BE PREPARED TO GET SOAKED!!


Kids Camp at Central Baptist. 3101 W. State Rd. 46. 407-322-2914 – http://cbcsanford.org/index.php/ministries/children/kids-camp/

Kids Camp is a week-long high-energy event for kids. Kids will make friends, have fun, and develop faith as they participate in games, worship, and tracks each day.

June 13th-17th Mon.-Fri. (8:30am-12pm)


Kids who have finished 1st-5th grade


Each day of Kids Camp, kids have the opportunity to participate in two tracks. Tracks are 60 minute classes where children learn a specific skill from an experienced adult. When your child registers for Kids Camp, he or she will select their top track preferences. We will assign children to tracks based on the amount of openings available.

Track Options for 2016

  1. Soccer
  2. Art
  3. Sewing
  4. Lego Building
  5. Indoor Games
  6. Drama
  7. Cheer
  8. Ballet
  9. Basketball
  10. Volleyball
  11. Discovery Lab
  12. Survival Skills

City Church Academy. 650 E. Airport Blvd. 407.321.9690 – www.citychurchacademy.com

Make Summer fun again – Field Trips Weekly. Free Lunch. Swimming Everyday.

 Join us for Summer Day Camp at City Church Academy!

Early Bird Registration Ends April 31.

Receive $25 off of registration!

Call today to register!

This is a day camp for boys and girls where we will provide a fun, safe, loving atmosphere for your child this summer. It is run by Chandra Story, a Florida State Certified Teacher with 14 years of teaching experience. Our days will be structured with all sorts of activities that every child will be able to participate in. There will be arts and crafts, lots of sports opportunities, swimming, music, drama, games, reflective time, movies, Bible lessons, kids in the kitchen,  field trips, and more.

summer camp 2016City of Sanford Recreation Dept. 801 W. 22nd St. 407.688.5120.

June 6th-July 29th (7:30am-5:30pm) Ages 5-12 Closed Monday July 4th

$70 per child per week

Should you be late to pick up your child on any day there is a late fee of $5 per 10 minutes

Field Trips are not included in the weekly rate and will cost extra

Camp will be held at the Riverwalk Christian Academy

Registration begins May 4th at 7:30am at Sanford City Hall for Sanford residents and May 5th 7:30am-5:30pm for Non-residents (if space is available)

Lunch is provided, please bring 2 snacks or money for the camp store

Age specific/ Gender specific groups

Field Trips Cost Extra

Pal Camps. 1151 E. 28th Street. 407-708-7641. http://www.seminolecountypal.org/pal-camps.html

June 6th-August 5th (7am-6pm)

$100 per child/per week

$70 per child Non-Refundable Registration Fee

The camp hours are 7 AM to 6 PM with organized activities occurring from 9 AM to 4 PM. Each camper is responsible for bringing their lunch each day as we do not provide any lunch. There is a snack bar available to the campers during the day to purchase sodas, candy, chips & more.

Seminole County PAL Camps is a proactive initiative to offer low cost, safe and supervised activities to youths during Seminole County Public Schools Spring and Summer breaks. We have limited spots available for our 2016 Summer Camp, so register early.

Please view all the details & download an application from the website and drop it off with the registration fee to the Youth Services Prevention and Enforcement Center.

For further information, during business hours contact: (407) 708-7641.

Salvation Army Summer Camp. 700 W 24th Street . http://www.salvationarmyflorida.org/sanford/summer-camp/

The camp session dates are Tuesday May 31st – August 5th 2016 , Monday through Friday 7.00am – 6.00pm. The Salvation Army offers a safe environment with fully trained and experienced staff.

Summer Camp enrollment will be April 1st 2016.

The Salvation Army office is located at 700 West 24th Street in Sanford. You will need to come to the gymnasium entrance where you can fill out your application. You will also need to bring the first full week’s registration fee. Registration will be open to children between the ages of 5-14.

The cost for the camp will be $60.00 per week for 1 child, $115.00 a week for 2 and $140.00 a week for 3 and field trips are extra. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

If a returning child brings a new friend I will take 50% off your first week’s payment for introducing a new family to our summer camp.

Camp activities will include:

Sport’s, video games, music, Arts & crafts, exciting field trips, Swimming plus much more.

A great time will be had by all! We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information please contact Ross Cook, Community Center Director at 407 322 2642 Ext 227. To download your application for summer camp please click here

holy cross lutheranHOLY CROSS LUTHERAN ACADEMY. 407.936.3636.  http://thehcla.org/camps/utm_source=Shortcode&utm_medium=Shotcode&utm_term=camps&utm_campaign=Shortcode


Activities include daily devotion, swimming, theme related exploration, games and art.

Weekly Themes:

  • Amazing Ocean – June 6th – June 10th
  • Mountian Madness & Cave Quest (Vacation Bible School)- June 13th – June 17th
  • Dancing Desert – June 20th – June 24th
  • Rainforest Rally – June 27th – July 1st
  • Everglades Extravaganza – July 5th – July 8th
  • Rapid Rivers – July 11th – July 15th
  • National Parks – July 18th – July 22nd
  • Fabulous Florida – July 25th – July 29th

Ages: Students Entering 1st – 5th Grade

Dates: June 6th, 2016 – July 29th, 2016 from 9:00am – 3:00pm. Cost: $150 per week

Before/Aftercare: 7:30am – 5:30pm for an extra $50 per week

School-age Childcare: Offered May 31st – June 3rd  at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy’s Lower Campus for an extra $125 per week.

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy
Upper Campus
100 Aero Lane
Sanford, FL 32771



All Educational Summer camps include fun based educational activities with themed games, crafts and a weekly field trip.  Enhance their learning and bridge the summer gap in a fun and meaningful way.  All camps taught by HCLA teachers.

Weekly Themes:


Reading Camp, Math Camp, Reading Campb & Science Camp

Ages: Students Entering 1st – 5th Grade

Dates: June 13th, 2016 – July 22nd, 2016 from 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Cost: $175 per week

Holy Cross Lutheran Academy
Lower Campus
5450 Holy Cross Court
Sanford, FL 32771




Weekly Themes: Soccer, Basketball, All Star, Basketball II, Soccer II; A continuation of Soccer I Camp: clinics with trained coaches, scrimmages and fun all week long

Ages: Students Entering 6th – 8th Grade

Dates: June 13th, 2016 – July 22nd, 2016 from 9:00am – Noon.

Cost: $125 per week

Before/Aftercare: 7:30am – 5:30pm for an extra $75 per week

More Information

 Holy Cross Lutheran Academy
Upper Campus
100 Aero Lane
Sanford, FL 32771


Summer Camps in Sanford FL

Lego Camp

Bricks for Kidz. 5070 Orange Blvd. (407) 620-5782. http://www.bricks4kidz.com/florida-sanford-altamontesprings/2016-summer-camps/
Camp Name: Jurassic Brick Land
Date: 5/30-6/3
Time: 9:00 am–12:00 pm
Ages: 5-12

Click HERE for more details
Camp Name:Amusement Park
Time: 1:00 am–4:00 pm
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Camp Name:Teenage Brick Turtles
Time: 9:00 am–12:00 pm
Click HERE for more details
Camp Name:Pocket Brick Monsters
Time: 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Click HERE for more details
Camp Name:Mining and Crafting 2
Time: 9:00 am–12:00 pm
Click HERE for more details
Camp Name:Ev3 Robotics
Time: 9:00 am–12:00 pm
Click HERE for more details
Camp Name:Model Designer
Time: 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Click HERE for more details

gak vacation bible schoolVacation Bible School Camp

Crossings Community Church.407-324-5433.http://www.crossings.cc/gaks-ahoy-vacation-bible-school

Come join us on this Deep Sea Adventure, Gak’s Ahoy!

Monday, June 13-Wednesday, June 15

Your kids will “Set Sail’ on Monday June 13th with all kinds of water fun from 9am-2pm! Tuesday June 14th 9am-2pm, they will go on a TREASURE HUNT where they might meet up with some PIRATES argggg! And the EPIC conclusion will be Wednesday June 15th 6pm-9pm with dinner and a GLO Party! Your kids will not want to miss this time to Go Deeper in their relationship with Jesus and meet new friends!

Registration $15 per child –  T-shirt, Breakfast and Lunch Provided!

Baking Camp

The Sweet Chalet. 209 Bellagio Circle. (321) 363-4841. http://www.thesweetchalet.com/clases.html

Young Bakers Summer Camp

June 20-24

Ages 12-16

Project: A Candy Factory Cake

Contact the Sweet Chalet for more info. http://www.thesweetchalet.com/contact.html

Stay at Home Camp

Check out Macaroni Kid ideas for creating your own camp right at home…http://lakemary.macaronikid.com/article/1204940/diy-summer-camp

Activities and Things to Do

summer expressSummer Movie Express. 430 Towne Center Circle. 844. 462.7342

Summertime Tues. & Weds. (10am)

Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016:   The Lego Movie / Max

Wednesday, June 8, 2016: The Lego Movie / Max

Tuesday, June 14, 2016:   Goosebumps / Iron Giant: Signature Edition

Wednesday, June 15, 2016:   Goosebumps / Iron Giant: Signature Edition

Tuesday, June 21, 2016:   Pan / The Smurfs 2

Wednesday, June 22, 2016:   Pan / The Smurfs 2

Tuesday, June 28, 2016:   Despicable Me 2 / Home

Wednesday, June 29, 2016:   Despicable Me 2 / Home

Tuesday, July 5, 2016: Minions / The Peanuts Movie

Wednesday, July 6, 2016:   Minions / The Peanuts Movie

Tuesday, July 12, 2016:   Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip / Curious George

Wednesday, July 13, 2016:   Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip / Curious George

Tuesday, July 19, 2016:   The Book of Life / Hotel Transylvania 2

Wednesday, July 20, 2016:   The Book of Life / Hotel Transylvania 2

Tuesday, July 26, 2016:   Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 / Shaun the Sheep

Wednesday, July 27, 2016:   Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 / Shaun the Sheep

Tuesday, August 2, 2016:   The Croods / Dr. Suess’ The Lorax

Wednesday, August 3, 2016: The Croods / Dr. Suess’ The Lorax


Kidx Monthly Social. 200 Towne Center Circle. (407) 323-1843 – http://seminoletownecenter.com/events-news/event/kidx-monthly-social

Join us the first Tuesday of every month from 5:30pm-6:30pm for our KidX Social events. Kids will have the opportunity to meet and greet with some of our tenants while participating in a fun, interactive activity such as Make Your Own Sundae, Make Your Own Nachos, and more.

Please note* The first social will take place on May 10th in front of Haagan Dazs/Nestle Tollhouse in the Food Court.

RSVP for the FREE event: FACEBOOK

wondermade workshopWondermade Marshmallow. E. 1st St. Sanford. 407-205-9569 – http://wondermade.com/

Interactive tours and field trips that range from 45 – 90 minutes from $7 to $15/person.

Love Sweets and Fun?! Who doesn’t? Join in on this SWEET activity! Get a behind the scenes peek at how Wondermade makes their delicious marshmallows, cut and decorate your very own marshmallows and take place in your very own marshmallow contest!

 To book an event email events@wondermade.com. We can book any weekend morning between 9am-12pm.

summer reading-2North Branch Library. 150 N. Palmetto Ave. 407.665.1620

Books, Books and More Books! Keep cool indoors and visit Sanford’s Library, don’t forget you can also check out DVDs!!

Also, June 1st 7:-8:30PM is the Summer Reading Kickoff


Mayfair Summer Mayfair Country Club. 3536 Country Club Road. 407.322.2531.

Children ages 6-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Offer available for one child per adult. Valid and day June 1st – September 30th.

spalsh pad

Fort Mellon Park, Splash Pad. 600 E. 1st Street. 407.688.5103

March 1 through October 31  (in March and October, only open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Admission Fee: $2 per person
Free B Fridays: No admission charge from 11 AM – 8 PM on the first Friday of every month.
Season Pass: $25 per person


Sanford Memorial Stadium, 1201 S. Mellonville Ave. 407.688.5000 ext: 5604 

Catch a Sanford River Rats game at the Sanford Memorial Stadium! Games run this year from June 2nd-July 30th. Playoffs are the first week of August. Games start at 7pm, unless noted.

View Calendar for Schedule!

FREE BOWLINGAirport Lanes, Bowling. 190 E Airport Blvd. (407) 324-2129

Stay out of the heat with our Free Bowling for Kids program! Each child registered will receive 2 FREE Games of Bowling ALL summer long.

Register today: http://www.alomabowlingcenters.com/airport/events/free-kids-bowling/