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 27th-July 1st 2022 | 9am – 2pm

$185

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 11th- 29th, 2022 | 9am – 3pm

$385

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

Welcome to West End Prep, a 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 2022

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, https://www.lochwoodacademysummer.com/


Art Camp

Summer Art Camp

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

Jeanette Comtois delves into color, form and various acrylic painting and drawing techniques to teach students how to express themselves through art. 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 are encouraged to pack a snack and a drink each day.
Summer Camp Art Show:
Parents and friends will be invited to the Summer Camp Student Art Show on Thursday 6/16, at 11:45am. Guests will enjoy refreshments and a chance to view their children’s art mounted in the gallery.

Dates: June 14-16 (Tuesday-Thursday) @ 9am-12pm/ Student Art Show: Thursday 6/16, 11:45am

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

Summer Art Camp – Middle Grade

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

Gwenn Carter guides middle grade students through a world of self expression with a toolkit of techniques! Kids will learn an array of approaches to create their own works of art. Inspiration for the class syllabus comes directly from the gallery as students will take cues from professional artists represented by Jeanine Taylor Folk Art. Kids will come away with multiple finished pieces ready to don the halls of their own home gallery.
Attendees are encouraged to pack a snack and a drink each day.
Summer Camp Art Show:
Parents and friends will be invited to the Summer Camp Student Art Show on Thursday 6/23, at 12pm. Guests will enjoy refreshments and a chance to view their children’s art mounted in the gallery.

Dates: June 21st-June 23rd @ 9am-12pm/Show on Thursday 6/23, at 12pm

Pricing: $150 (cost of tuition 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

Grab your magnifying glass and come solve mysteries with us at the Museum! This year we look at the history of law enforcement in Seminole County through crafts, activities, games, and challenges. See how the ways we investigate crime have changed over the last century, from finger-printing to aerial photography and back again. Price is $100 per child for the four days, please pack lunches. Ages 8-12.
Enrollment is open at recreation.seminolecountyfl.gov, just click on Museum Programs.

Dates: July 12th – 15th @ 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

RHR 2022 Summer Camp

Red Horse Ranch. 280 Cadillac St. Sanford, FL 32771

Red Horse Ranch is currently in open enrollment for our 2022 summer camps!

To discuss your child’s enrollment, call or text 407-620-9175.

 Ages Eligible: 6 years old and up

?Adult to Child Ratio: 1:6 

Activites

In our program, campers will get to experience both the joys and rewards of building a relationship with the animals and the satisfaction of hands-on work on the ranch.

Activities at camp are completely dependent on weather, animals, and availability.

Possible activities are not limited to this list, but can include:

– Learn about Day to Day Animal Care

– Bottle Feed Baby Goats

– Cleaning Stalls

– Learn to Saddle and Ride Horses

– Hunt for Fresh Eggs

– Play Farm Games

– Grooming Horses

– Bathing Farm Animals

Snacks are provided daily such as fresh fruit, water, and pre-packaged goods. 

?What to Bring:

– Sunscreen

– Water 

– Comfortable, Closed-Toe, Athletic Shoes

– Barn Ready Clothes

Dates: June 6th-10th (Monday through Friday) @ 8am-12pm (Four Hours)

Pricing: $250 per camp enrollment, Enroll you child TODAY 

Myersville Farms Summer Camp

Myersville Farms. 6053 Lake Ave, Sanford, FL 32773

Experience first hand what it is like to be a farmer on a real working farm.

 

Pricing: 7 hours @ $350.00, Sign up TODAY!
 
Little kids love farm classes too! Most classes start with a story and include a craft. All classes include animal interaction with our friendly goats, chickens or bunnies.

 

Pricing: 7 hours @ $350.00, Sign up TODAY!
 
The price for camp is $350 for the week. Meals and water are included.
Hands on learning experience at a real working farm! Campers will learn all aspects of animal care including milking goats and bathing our friendly cow, Darla. Campers will also learn about our farm ecosystem, and participate in a guided hike to learn about our diverse eco terrains. We will also be cooking, composting, cleaning and harvesting. This camp is intended to be a unique experience that provides education and lots of fun!

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

AGE LEVEL BREAKDOWN

The Zoo’s summer camps have been designed to provide our campers with a fun, safe, and developmentally appropriate program. To promote teamwork and provide the best experience for all campers, please register children according to the age they will be while participating in summer camp. The Zoo reserves the right to move campers into camps appropriate for their age level. We encourage campers to experience a variety of camps. Repeating camps are the same.

For more information call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org.

Dates: WEEKLY June  – August 2022 @ 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

Before care & Aftercare: $30 per week, 5 Day Camps and $24 per week, 4 Day Camps.

Please note that a late fee of $1.00 per minute per camper applies after 5:30 p.m.

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

Summer Horse Camp 2022

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

Text Alex your email to sign up!
407-417-5355
Limited spots available ?

Dates: June 13-17 & June 27- July 1 @ 9 AM- 4PM

Pricing: $425 for the week

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 9/1/21). During this in-person 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.
Tentative Camp Agenda:
Tuesday- In person at Soldier’s Creek
Wed.- in-person at UF/IFAS Extension Seminole
Thurs.- in-person at UF/IFAS Extension Seminole
Friday- Fieldtrip to Black Hammock Bee Farms
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.
For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact Kaydie McCormick k.mccormick@ufl.edu 14 days prior to June 28, 2022 so that proper consideration may be given to the request.
Questions- please email k.mccormick@ufl.edu

Dates: June 28th-July 1st @ 8:30AM- 12PM

Pricing: $75

Farm to Fork 4-H Food Prep Camp- Summer 2022

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

Learn about Florida agriculture while learning to prepare food in a variety of different ways.
We’ll learn about Florida agriculture while learning to prepare food in a variety of different ways. Each day will focus on a different food group and food preparation technique. Days will consist of hands-on food preparation, lessons about Florida agriculture, movement moments, and more. Open to youth ages 11 to 13.
If accommodations are needed, they must be received in writing 14 days prior to the first day of the day camp, in writing to Karen Henry: khenry@seminolecountyfl.gov.
If you need to cancel, please do so, in writing to Karen Henry: khenry@seminolecountyfl.gov by June 1 to guarantee a full refund.

Dates: June 13th-June 17th, 9am-1pm

Pricing: More details on Facebook Page


Recreational Camps

City Church Academy Summer Camp

City Church Academy. 650 E. Airport Blvd. 407.321.9690. https://citychurchacademy.com/camp/

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! Ages 5-11

Camp activities include:

  • Bible Curriculum
  • Art and STEM
  • Sports
  • Outdoor games
  • Field Trips
  • and more!

Dates: May 31st-July 29thh

Pricing: Weekly Rate:  $150/week. (Registration: $110/per student; $165/per family), Sign up HERE!

Campventures

Kiddie Academy. 92 N. Oregon St..

About our Ages 5 to 12 Summer Camp in Sanford, FL

When schools out and its summer break, you can rely on Kiddie Academy’s® CampVentures® for your summer childcare. Our summer daycare programsturns your child’s ordinary summer into a summer of exciting exploration. Through hands-on activities, field trips and themed events, we make our kids summer camp fun, yet educational by expanding on our Life Essentials® curriculum and helping them 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.

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

City of Sanford Summer Camp

City of Sanford. 407.688.5120.

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

Dates: Day Camps June 6th-July 29th | Specialty Camps: June 13h-July 29th, Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5:30pm

Pricing: Sanford Residents Day Camp: $70/week per child | Specialty Camp: $50/week per child, Sign up HERE!


Inventors Camp

Wunderkid Camp

Wunderkid Academy. 730 Upsala Road, Sanford, Florida 32771

Wunders Of The World

Our Wunders of the World Camp is a great opportunity for parents and guardians looking for a fun summer camp for their young ones. In this camp activity, your young ones will be exposed to the different cultures around the world. Through arts and crafts, we seek to foster curiosity, a love for exploration, and a sense of respect for other ways of life. Furthermore, also facilitate expert-supervised activities, like soccer, taekwondo, and puppetry

Every week, your young ones will get to explore and learn more about a new country. They can learn about the real-life baby dragons in Slovenia, discover the amazing Yellowstone Supervolcano, explore the deep see to search for Krakens, reenact the world’s largest food fight in Spain, find out more about the Mud Festival in South Korea, beat the summer heat knowledge about the Water Festival of Thailand, and indulge in the festivities of the Brazilian Carnival, the Indian Festival of Colors, and more.

In this summer camp, we will lead your child through a fun and immersive learning experience. We will put their creativity into action by inspiring them to create, discover, and delve into the different countries of the world and their unique cultures.

Wunders of the World incorporates science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Dates: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Pricing: $75 (One-time non-refundable fee to hold a spot for your K-5 child)|Tuition

Full Week (5 days): $130

Partial Week (less than 5 days): $30-DAILY FEE for each day child attends Weekly tuition to be charged the FRIDAY BEFORE UPCOMING CAMP WEEK, Sign up HERE!


Lego Camp

Bricks for Kidz Summer Camps

Bricks for Kidz. Sanford – Seminole Community Church, 5070 Orange Blvd

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 FloridaHikes.com

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

Parents can give their kids the ultimate summer break at Airport Lanes. Airport Lanes will offer two free games of bowling for kids per day from May 23 through September 2.
To register for Free Bowling for Kids at Airport Lanes, visit https://bit.ly/3LySJC4
The offer is available Monday through Friday from open to 5 p.m. Participants also receive a free cookie with the purchase of a kid’s meal during their visit.
 

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

Altitude Trampoline Park. 1810 Rinehart Road Sanford, FL 32771

Become a member and jump your way through Summer!

Become a member TODAY!

Elev8 Fun Sanford. 320 Towne Center Cir Sanford, FL 32771

Offering a fun and inspiring place for the community, the Elev8 Fun concept offers over 125,000 square feet of entertainment, games and experiences for the entire family. Attractions include hundreds of state-of-the-art and retro arcade games, full-sized bowling, a multi-level go-kart track, an interactive mini-golf experience, ropes courses, laser tag, and food and beverages.

Kids eat free this summer at Elev8 Fun
 
Families can stay and play all day with savings on kids meals
 
The offer is available all day Monday through Thursday. Kids 12 and younger get a free meal from the kids menu with the purchase of each adult meal.

Learn More HERE! 

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. 3755 W Seminole Blvd, Sanford, FL 32771

The Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a 116-acre zoo and botanical garden located north of Orlando, Florida in Sanford. As a not-for-profit organization, it is a leader in conservation, providing experiences that inspire actions on behalf of wildlife.

Learn More HERE!