Ready or not, here Summer comes! Yes, summer is just around the corner and  we are here to save the day yet again with a list of camps and things to keep the kids busy this summer.

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

Theater/Musical Camp

Wayne Densch Performing Arts Summer Camps

Wayne Densch Theater. 201 S Magnolia Ave -407.321.8111

Junior Musical Summer Camp

June 28th-July 2nd 2021 | 9am – 2pm


Target Camper Age: Grades 1-5

This elementary musical theater camp introduces your child to theater 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.

Senior Musical Theater Camp

July 12- 30, 2021 | 9am – 3pm


Target Camper Age: Grades 6-12

Students will work together to produce the popular musical Xanadu Jr.! Students will learn the process all the way through auditions, rehearsals, technical assistance and final performance! All students get a camp t-shirt.

Sign up and Pay Online Here

Scholarships are available thanks to our partners at Helpful Hands and Sanford Porchfest.

To qualify, the student must live in Seminole County and qualify based on the Florida Income Eligibility Guidelines used by the Seminole County Public School System.

Scholarships are awarded on a first come-first serve basis. Please here to apply.

Theater West End Camps

Theater West End. 115 W 1st St. (407) 548-6285

Introducing West End Prep, an wholistic education program designed by industry professionals to prepare students for the arts and for life!

Encouraging artists to explore, engage and express!

West End offers a variety of camp/classes for all ages. Please visit their website for all camp/class options.

Lochwood Academy Summer Camps 2021

Lochwood Academy Performing Arts. 109 W Commercial Street. 321.355.3757

Browse the multiple summer camps that are available at Lochwood Academy during Summer 2019 and click through for more information!
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.

For registration and pricing visit,

Art Camp

Summer Art Camp with Julie Latayan

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

Julie Latayan delves into color, form and various acrylic painting and drawing techniques to teach students how to express themselves. Students will create self portraits and animal portraits on unlikely materials. 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.Safety precautions: We requires each student to wear a mask. Students will be seated at their own six foot table, located a safe distance away from others.

Dates: Jun 14, 9:00 AM – Jun 16, 12:00 PM

Pricing: $150 (cost of admission includes all three days of class and all supplies) Sign up today!

History Camp

Museum of Seminole County History Camp

Museum of Seminole County History. 300 Eslinger Way – (407) 655-2489

Our Summer Camp returns after a year-long hiatus July 6th-9th, 2021. In a plague-year special, we will be talking about how different peoples, nations, and cultures dealt with disease and pandemics in the past, as a way to understand our present. There will be crafts, activities, games, and challenges. We cannot promise that we won’t send children home in scary-looking plague-masks!

Dates: July 6th – 9th, 9am-3pm

Pricing: $100 per child for all four days, please pack lunches. Reserve your spot HERE or call 407-665-2489

Nature and Animal Camp

Summer Adventures at the Central Florida Zoo!

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

Click Here to be taken to the Central Florida Zoo Summer Camp Website Page

Explore our exciting full-day camps for children ages 6-17. Camp hours are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

Before care starts at 8:00 a.m. After care runs until 5:30 p.m. Before/After care is not included in the

price of camp.

Choose from a wide variety of fun and exciting camps such as Pirates of the ZOOribbean, Jr. ZooKeeper, Jungle to Jungle and more!

Seminole Aerial Adventure Course now included in Explore the Wild camp for ages 9-12.

For more information call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email

Summer Horse Camp 2021

J & A Equestrian Center. 5950 Feather Lane Sanford, FL 32771

Dates: June 7th-11th, 14th-18th July 19th-23rd, 26th-30th, 9am-4pm

Ages 4-12, No previous riding experience needed! Call or text Alex to sign your child up for Horse Camp! 407-417-5355

Entomology Camp

4-H Teen Entomology Camp

UF IFAS Extension Seminole County 4-H. 250 W County Home Rd Sanford, FL 32773. 407-665-5560

Click Here to be taken to the Camp Facebook Page

The University of Florida IFAS Extension office in Seminole County will be holding a camp focused on Entomology.
The University of Florida IFAS Extension office in Seminole County will be holding a five day camp focused on Entomology. This day camp is for youth ages 12-18 (as of 9/1/20). During this hybrid camp, teens will learn how to catch and identify bugs, preserve them, and start their own collection. Teens will receive their own pinning equipment and learn how to create an insect habitat. Finally, youth will learn from professionals in the community about the many jobs available in entomology. The virtual component of camp will be hosted through Canvas with live Zoom interactions with teens.

Tentative Camp Agenda:
Monday- Fieldtrip to catch bugs
Tuesday- Virtual programming
Wed.- ½ participants in person for pinning, other ½ virtual activity
Thurs.- ½ participants in person for pinning, other ½ virtual activity
Friday- Fieldtrip

After completing payment through Eventbrite, you will receive an email regarding additional information about the camp and how to register your teen in 4-H Online. Additional materials for camp will be available for pickup at your local UF/IFAS Extension Office- details will be emailed after registration.
Face coverings are required for all participants at in-person events. Individuals at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 (including older adults and vulnerable people of all ages with certain underlying medical conditions) should avoid in-person events and gatherings at this time.
For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact Chelsea Woodard at 14 days prior to July 12, 2021 so that proper consideration may be given to the request.

Questions- please email

Recreational Camps

Sportstyme Summer Camp

Sportstyme . 100 Aero Lane Sanford, FL 32771. 407-878-1590.

For nearly two decades SportsTyme has served over 4,000 Florida families by offering a safe, fun, and secure camp experience that leaves God in. Join us and discover what an award-winning summer program has to offer.

  •  Countless activities like Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Soccer, Hockey, Football and more.
  •  Highly trained coaching staff with certifications in CPR & First Aid

May 31st -July 30th (Mon. – Fri.) 9am-4pm

“SportsTyme – A vast variety of sports and games ALL summer long. Use promo code ‘sanford365’ for a special discount.”

$175 per week
*Register for one week, the entire summer, or anything in between.

Special offers at this location:
– Early arrival 7:30 AM – 9 AM; $10 per week
– Late stay 4 PM – 6 PM; $10 per week

City Church Academy Summer Camp

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

We are a camp that offers breakout times for Bible, Sports, Art, and Fine Arts. Students will 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!

Dates: June 1st-July 30th, 7am-6pm

Pricing: $130 plus field trips-Summer Camp Weekly Rate, $110/child or $165/family, Sign up HERE!


Kiddie Academy. 92 N. Oregon St..

What is your elementary school age child doing this summer??? Sign them up today for our CampVenture Summer Camp where they will be out on exciting adventures weekly and creating lifelong memories with friends!

Join us for a summer of discovery and learning!

The Kiddie Academy CampVentures program turns your child’s ordinary summer break into an unforgettable summer of fun and exploration. Our program inspires imagination through exciting activities, outdoor adventures and more! Our summer camp includes fun weekly themes, STEM -based activities, music & arts and all meals & snacks.

? Field trips included

? Snacks & meals included

? Campers receive t-shirt, refillable water bottle + drawstring bag

?Pick your weeks or join us all summer!

??Call today to reserve your spot: (407)732 -0080 or click HERE for more info.

Dates: 7:30am-6pm Monday-Friday

Pricing: $190/week $25 reg fee, Sign up HERE!

City of Sanford Summer Camp

City of Sanford.

School’s out, bring on the summer fun! Fill their summer with games, crafts and more!

Google Chrome is the suggested web browser for ease of registration.  

When registering online the “Pay Later” feature is unavailable on tablets and mobile devices.

Click here to create your account and register your child.

(New users must create an account before registering)

To create your account: Follow the link above and click on Log in/Create Account, click Create your SFFLPR account. Step 1: Account Holder, must be the parent and/or guardian.
Step 2: Other Account Member will be the child that you are registering. 

Dates: Specialty Camps: June 14th-July 30th | June 7th-July 30th, Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5:30pm

Pricing: Sanford Residents Day Camp: $70/week per child

Specialty Camp $45/week per child

Specialty + Day Camp $90/week per child

Non Sanford Residents: Day Camp $70/week per child +An annual $10 non resident fee will be applied

Specialty Camp $45/week per child

Specialty + Day Camp $90/week per child

Sign up HERE!

Summer Camp at Altitude Sanford. 

Altitude Trampoline Park. 1810 Rinehart Road Sanford, FL 32771. (321) 246-3407

Click Here to be taken to Altitude’s Website

A jumping good time!

Dates: Every Monday-Friday from June 1st to July 30th 

Our morning session is from 10am-1pm and the afternoon session is from 1:30pm-4:30pm. Kids from ages 6-13 will be able to play on Altitude attractions, participate in creative activities and games, and receive a free camp t-shirt.

Pricing: $109 for session 1 | $199 Session 2 | $88 Tues. – Fri. 1 session | $160 Tues.- Fri. 2 sessions. Contact us at (321) 246-3507 or email

Inventors Camp

Wunderkid Camp

Wunderkid Academy. 730 Upsala Road, Sanford, Florida 32771

This camp will cultivate the inventor mindset as it prepares children toward solving problems in innovative and fun ways. It is rooted in empathy and human passion, discovery, creation, trial & error. Our teachers are certified in the “Innovation Advantage” process and curriculum.


Meet Real Inventors/Entrepreneurs

Hear stories from innovators via zoom and/or in person that will inspire your child.  We will also read biographies from childhood experiences of today’s biggest proponents of innovation such as Bill Gates, Grace Hopper, Walt Disney, Elon Musk and others.

New Project Each Week

We will follow the Innovation Advantage process to solve each week’s new challenge.  Our projects will cover topics in:  weather, archeology, fish, bugs, camouflage, brain, ocean, dogs, and amphibians.

Creativity into Action

Each week we will lead your child through a process to tackle each problem/project.  1) Empathy 2) Discovery 3) Define & Brainstorm  4) Create & Collaborate  5) Share & Reflect.  STEM is incorporated throughout these steps.

Dates: 7:30am-6pm Monday-Friday

Pricing: $130/week, $30 daily rate, $75 Registration Fee, Sign up HERE!

Lego Camp

Bricks for Kidz Summer Camps

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

Join us this summer for a fun-filled Bricks 4 Kidz Camp! Inspire your child to dive into their own imaginations and demonstrate their creativity with awesome, educational builds and activities. We’ll take a thrilling journey through different camp themes, building interesting and fun models. Bricks 4 Kidz provides your children with the tools they need to discover their inner architecture and engineering skills in an exciting learning environment. Don’t miss out on this summer camp opportunity!

To view the full list of camps offered in Sanford from Bricks4Kids, click HERE!

Stay at Home Camp

Check out Macaroni Kid ideas for creating your own camp right at home… Click HERE!

Activities and Things to Do

spalsh pad

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

The Splash Pad located at Ft. Mellon Park:

March 1st-October 31st (In March and October, only opens Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10am-6PM & Sunday: 12PM-6PM

Admission: $2 per person (Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the Splash Pad.)
Freebie Friday: No admission charge from 11AM-8PM on the 1st Friday of each month.
Group Days: Tuesday & Thursday: 10AM-2PM (Groups need to pay in advance at City Hall Parks & Grounds Operation Office (Monday-Thursday). Payment can be made by calling the Parks & Grounds Office at 407-688-5000 Ext. 5415.

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

Airport Lanes. 190 E Airport Blvd. (407) 324-2129

Books, Books and More Books! Keep cool indoors and visit Sanford’s LibraSchool’s out! ?? Celebrate all summer long with Free Bowling for Kids at Airport Lanes. Kids 15 and under can bowl two free games Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration required:

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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!!

Head over to the Libraries website for more details.

Special Events for Kids

Teen Library Activities

Early Literacy & Storytimes

Reading Recommendations