It’s been a bit of an odd season for all of us, so we can imagine most of you are looking forward to some normalcy this Summer. If your kiddos are ready to get out and interact with other kids here are some of the Summer Camps being offered this Summer in Sanford.

Remember to check back often as we will continue to update our Summer Camp Guide.

Recreational Camps

City Church Academy Summer Camp

City Church Academy. 650 E. Airport Blvd. 407.321.9690.


Our mission is for campers to experience God, build lasting friendships, and broaden their horizon through both sports and the fine arts. We are a camp that offers breakout times for Bible, Sports, Art, and Fine Arts. Students will also participate in weekly field trips, and be given the opportunity to grow both spiritually and in a variety of skills.

Sign your child up for an unforgettable summer at City Church Academy!


Camp Dates: June 1st – July 31st


$130 plus field trips


$110/Child OR $165/Family

Salvation Army Summer Camp

Salvation Army Summer Camp. 700 W 24th Street. 

A decision regarding summer camp 2020 will be made Thursday May 7th if we get the go ahead

The camp session dates for 2020 will be June 8th – August 6th 2020

Camp this year runs Monday through Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm. The Salvation Army offers a safe environment with fully trained and experienced staff.

Summer Camp enrollment will begin May 11th 2020.

The Salvation Army office is located at 700 West 24th Street in Sanford. You will need to print application online (click here to download application) and fill it out and bring it to our office with payment to reserve child’s spot. You will also need to pay the first full week’s fee for registration (non refundable). Registration will be open to children between the ages of 7-12.

This year we will only be taking 30 children due to social distancing (10  children for each age group 7-8, 9-10 & 11-12)


The cost for the camp will be $75.00 per child, field trip fees are extra. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Camp activities will include:

Sport’s, video games, music, Arts & crafts, 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 25003 or Email:

Thank you for your time & We look forward to seeing you in the summer

God Bless

Ross Cook

City of Sanford Summer Camp

City of Sanford. 300 N Park Ave. (407) 688-5000

City Residents Registration begins May 27th & Non-residents June 1st

Register HERE or at recreation office June 1st 7am-5:30pm

7 weekly sessions from June 15th – July 31st

Cost is $70/Child/Week* 10% Discount for Add. Child

Monday through Friday Hours 7:30AM to 5:30PM**

Lunch provided -Supply 2 snacks or cash snacks daily

First 48 to Register – Ages 5 through 12

Age and gender specific groups and activities

**Non-resident fees apply **Late fees apply for late pick-ups

Summer Camp Program at Kiddie Academy of Sanford-Heathrow

Kiddie Academy. 92 N. Oregon St. (407) 732-0080

Kiddie Academy’s® CampVentures® program turns your child’s ordinary summer into a summer of exciting exploration. It nurtures your child’s development by expanding on the Life Essentials® curriculum and helping to make connections to the world around them.

CampVentures inspires imagination through hands-on activities, field trips and themed events, while balancing individual needs and interests.

2 Year Old Program

3 and 4 Year Old Program

5 Year Old and School Age Program

Vacation Bible School

Central Baptist Virtual VBS

Central Baptist Church Sanford. 3101 West State Road 46. (407) 322-2914

Building on the love of Jesus. Philippians 1:6

$5 per child. June 22nd-June 26th. 6pm-8:30pm

Theater Camp

West End Theater Summer Camp

Theater West End. 115 West 1st St. (407) 995-6532

With over 30 summer camp offerings in June for young aspiring performers, it can be hard to cut through the clutter! Check out these easy-to-understand grids, broken out by age, date and time.

Camps limited to just 9 students, so book soon!

You asked, we listened! Many of our upcoming June camps will now be offered in-person, in addition to a virtual option. Choose what works best for you!

? Students and instructors wear masks
?? 6-feet social distancing
?? Temperatures checked
? Curb-side drop-off
9?? Classes limited to 9 students

Explore at, and be sure to read our detailed health and safety guidelines.

Junior & Senior Summer Camp Drama Camp

Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center. 201 S Magnolia Ave. 407-321-8111

Junior Summer Camp

June 22-26, 2020 9am – 2pm (Weekdays) $185 ?Director: Barb Kellar Target Camper Age: Grades 1-5 ?This elementary drama camp introduces your child to theatre basics! They will learn songs and dances from popular shows like Disney’s Frozen Jr., Footloose, Legally Blonde and more! All students get a camp t-shirt. Final showcase performance if Friday June 26 at 2pm. Entrance is $5 cash.

Senior Summer Camp

July 6-24, 2020 9am – 3pm (Weekdays) $385 Director: Jamaal Solomon Target Camper Age: Grades 6-12 Students will work together to produce the popular musical “Mary Poppins Jr!” Students will learn the process all the way through auditions, rehearsals, technical assistance and final performance! All students get a camp shirt. Final show takes place Friday, July 24 at 7:30pm. Admission to the show is $10.

Musical Theater Camp

Lochwood Academy Summer Camp

Lochwood Academy Performing Arts. 109 W Commercial Street. 321.355.3757

Browse the multiple summer camps that are available at Lochwood Academy during Summer 2020 by visiting their website, link below.

Lochwood Academy is a performing arts studio serving the Sanford, Heathrow, Seminole County area. At Lochwood Academy, we thrive on being a step above the norm and we encourage our students to do the same. Through educating and nurturing our students in a caring, professional environment, we see our students build their confidence and become inspired for their future in the arts.

Art Camp

Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Summer Camp

Jeanine Taylor Folk Art. 211 E 1st St. (407) 323-2774


Kids Ceramics Class

When: June 23-25
Time: 9-12pm
Cost: $150 (all supplies included)

Description: Students will learn how to build animals and people using slabs, coils and pinch pots. The class will also explore surface techniques. Sculptures will be fired and will be available for pickup the following week.

Students will be provided with beverages but must bring their own snack.

About the teacher: A self-taught artist, Julie began her career as a painter and muralist. Her love of art and wish to share her talents led her to teach high school art for five years, and later open her own gallery/studio. When Julie is not exhibiting at art fairs or filling gallery orders, she now teaches sculpting workshops for adults and children. She is an accomplished carpenter, handyman, wife, and mom.

Safety precautions: We requires each student to wear a mask. Students will be seated at their own six foot table, located at a safe distance away from others.

Kids Painting Class

When: Jul 7-July 9
Time: 9-1pm
Cost: $150

Julie Latayan delves into color, form and various acrylic painting techniques to teach students how to express themselves in paint. Students will create self portraits and animal portraits on unlikely material (tar paper and plywood). Students will come away with multiple finished pieces ready to don the halls of their own home gallery. 

Students will be provided with beverages but must bring their own snack.

About the teacher: A self-taught artist, Julie began her career as a painter and muralist. Her love of art and wish to share her talents led her to teach high school art for five years, and later open her own gallery/studio. When Julie is not exhibiting at art fairs or filling gallery orders, she now teaches sculpting workshops for adults and children. She is an accomplished carpenter, handyman, wife, and mom.

Safety precautions: We requires each student to wear a mask. Students will be seated at their own six foot table, located at a safe distance away from others.

Nature and Animal Camp

Central Florida Zoo Summer Camp

Central Florida Zoo. 3755 NW Hwy 17-92. 407.323.4450 x123

Summer Camp Brochure 2020

Wild Summer Camp Adventures. Ages 5-17

Fill up your summer with WILD adventures at the Central Florida Zoo! Campers can go behind-the-scenes in Jr. Zoo Keeper, set sail for mysterious islands in Pirates of the ZOOribbean, create their own zoo in Build a Zoo Workshop and discover the “yuk!” side of animal science in Ickyology. These camps, and so many more offer one-of-a-kind and incredibly fun learning adventures.

Campers must be registered for a weeklong full-day camp which runs  9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Each week is designed to offer campers different themes in the morning (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) and afternoon (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm). Campers will enjoy a supervised lunch break from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

Before Care: 8:00 am – 9:00 am / After Care: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

General Camp Information

  • Campers must register in their appropriate age group and must be at least the minimum age for the group at the start date of the camp.
  • We encourage campers to experience a variety of camps. Repeating camps are the same.
  • Each camper will receive a confirmation email with instructions for attending zoo camps.
  • Campers will receive a maximum of 2 free t-shirts. Additional T-shirts may be purchased for $10.00 each on the first day of camp.
  • Before and After Care available for individual days. Sign-up is available online or at check-in on the first day of camp.
  • Each camper must bring a water bottle with their name on it.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Campers can bring their lunch or purchase a Safari lunch. Please pack a snack for both morning and afternoon camp sessions. Lunch boxes can be stored in the classrooms.

Cub Club Summer Classes

Explore the 2020 Cub Club Programs for class descriptions!

Program Details

Each series includes three classes.  Can’t attend all three classes, sign up to attend individual classes.

Ages: 2-5
Time: 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

Cost Per Child Ages 2-5:

$32 per series – Annual Pass Holders/ $42 per series – Non Pass Holders

$12.00 per class – Annual Pass Holder; $15.00 per class – Non-Pass Holder

Zoo admission is separate and not required to attend. 

Siblings under 2 are free with paid child.


  • Registered children participating in the program must be two at the start date of the program.
  • One adult per every two children is required.
  • Caregivers are responsible for participating along with the registered child/children.

J&A Equestrian Center Horse Camp

J&A Equestrian Center. 5950 Feather Lane. (407) 417-5355

Come Join J&A Equestrian Center for our annual summer break camp at our equestrian facility in Sanford! All riding levels are welcome from no riding experience, to advanced!

$350 per week. Monday- Friday (Dates above on flyer) . 9am-4pm

  • Horseback Riding Lessons Daily
  • Learn to groom, bathe & care for the horses
  • Paint the horses
  • Games (On & Off Horseback)
  • Swimming & Water Slide
  • Hay Rides
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Pizza Party Friday
  • & More

Lego Camp

Bricks for Kidz Summer Camp

Bricks for Kidz. 5070 Orange Blvd. (407) 620-5782

Our programs provide an extraordinary atmosphere for students to build unique creations, play games, and have loads of fun using LEGO® Bricks. The activities are designed to trigger young children’s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence.

A multitude of Lego building day camps such as Space Adventure, Super Hero Camp, Jr. Robotics and Coding, and so much more. Head over to the website for a full list.

Photography Camp

4-H Photography Basics

UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County. 250 W County Home Road. 407-665-5560

This program is open to youth ages 8-18 interested in learning the basics of photography. This is open to youth in District VIII- Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties.

When- June 3rd through July 22nd, Every Wednesday for 8 weeks

Time- live video instruction at 10 am, if you are unable to make it to the morning session you can watch the recorded 10 am session later that day at 3 pm.

Virtual Platform- Zoom video conferencing

Materials-Internet, laptop or phone to stream video conference, and any type of camera including smart phones.

Program Week by Week

Week 1- Camera functions, focusing, and proper handling

Week 2- Types of photography, writing captions, and critiques

Week 3- Intro to composition, rule of thirds, and framing

Week 4- Low angle and high angle photographs

Week 5- fill the frame and vertical/horizontal photographs

Week 6- Symmetrical/Asymmetrical Balance

Week 7- Leading lines and diagonal lines

Week 8- Careers in photography

Youth will interact with each other through Zoom to positively critique each other’s weekly photography assignments and develop communication skills through caption writing.

For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact Chelsea Woodard at 14 days prior to June 3, 2020 so that proper consideration may be given to the request.

After Eventbrite registration, youth not currently active in 4-H will need to create a “short-term member” profile in 4-H Online. Directions on how to do this will be emailed to registered participants prior to June.

Weekly programs will be recorded through Zoom. All participants will need to have photo and voice recording permission granted through 4-H Online prior to June 3, 2020.

An Equal Opportunity Institution.

Activities and Things to Do

Black Bear Wilderness Area. 5298 Michigan Ave. (407) 349-0769

Go for a Hike and enjoy nature!

There are several options for hiking at Black Bear Wilderness. Don’t forget your water, snacks and bug spray!!

For hiking options visit

Sanford Library

North 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!!

Airport Lanes. 190 East Airport Blvd. Sanford, FL 32773