Sanford’s 2018 Summer Activities & Camp Guide

Sanford’s 2018 Summer Activities & Camp Guide


Do you feel that, that’s the summer heat coming upon us! 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.

Featured Camps

















Talent Town. 519 S. Park Ave. (407) 792-3422.

Early Registration begins March 19th. ($10 registration fee through May 1st. $15 registration fee after May 1st.)

Talent Town is thrilled to offer SUMMER CAMPS to our community at an affordable price. As a performing arts school, each camp theme is unique and imaginative and will include dance, drama, music and more. It is our hope that your child will be inspired to develop their talents and love of the arts, while they are having a blast and making new friends.

Let’s Dance – June 4th-8th

This is a perfect introduction to the different forms in dance through creative movement, storytelling, and games. (Please wear comfortable workout clothes and socks.)

Learn and practice investigative skills, fingerprinting, clue hunting, and more. Through a dramatic mystery, solve the crime at the end of the week by using your detective skills

Return to an era of kings & queens. Through the use of dance and drama girls will learn proper etiquette, styling, floral arrangements, hostessing, and everything else princess-ish. A Fashion Show and Victorian Tea at the end of the week will be the highlight.

Calling All Superheroes – June 25th-29th

Want to be a superhero? Through dramatic games & activities, explore what it means to be a hero. Take agility, strength & mental acuity challenges. Use your super-persona to save the day!

Games, activities and everything musical – instrument introduction & exploration, vocal tips, moving to music, harmony….If you like music you will LOVE this!

Who knew time travel was possible – join us as we revisit some of history’s coolest times. Using games & activities along with performing arts, we will journey to places and people in the past, and maybe even visit the future.

LOTR & Hobbit Fans Unite – July 16th-20th

If you enjoy sword fights, treasure, unexpected journeys, and lembas bread – you won’t want to miss this camp. Through drama, music, stunt choreography, games & activities you will feel like one of J.R.R Tolkien’s characters. (For 3rd-8th grade)

Talent Town Day Camps Important Information:

  • Day Camps are for kids who have already completed Kindergarten-5th grade (unless otherwise noted).
  • Camps run from 8:30am-noon with optional early drop off at 7:30am (additional $10 per week).


  • Summer Camp investment is $75 per week (for all 5 days) or optional $50 for 3 day week (you choose the days).
  • Registration is $10 per child through May 1st. $15 after May 1st.
  • A 5% discount will be applied to any additional weeks of camp after the first one. (No refunds on camp tuition.)
  • Each child will receive a swag bag, entry to our weekly raffles, take-homes, snacks and water. (Please provide your child’s snack if they have allergies or dietary restrictions.)
  • We always have a CPR/FIRST AID certified staff member on our campus.

Talent Town Summer Workshops

Our summer workshops are perfect for those wanting to learn a new skill or improve upon a talent they already have. You can attend just 1 workshop or save $$ by signing up for multiple classes. Each workshop will involve instruction and lots of practice.
1 Workshop…$18
Each Additional Workshop…$15
All 6 Workshops…$85

 This workshop is for adults 18 or older. It meets Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm. (No class on July 4th.) You must bring a digital camera, lens, and memory card. The following topics will be discussed, one each week.

  • the 3 keys – June 6
  • Lighting – June 13
  • Composition – June 20
  • Mastering Manual Mode – June 27
  • Storytelling – July 11
  • Post-processing – July 18 (Bring a laptop with LR or PS installed.)

Art of Dance

Class meets on Mondays from 5-6:30pm. Our dance workshops are for ages 8-18, for dancers who want to improve their overall dance techniques while learning some new skills. Each week will be a different focus that will help our dancers to become stronger, well-rounded athletes.

  • Artistry/choreography – June 4
  • Hip Hop – June 11
  • Strength/Training – June 18
  • Intro to tap – June 25
  • Hula – July 2
  • Leaps/turns – July 9
  • Lyrical – July 16

This class is for ages 18 and older. It meets on Tuesdays from 7-8pm. We will focus on the rules of improvisation, character building, believable reactions, and more. Through the use of improv games and sketches you will gain more confidence as an actor. Workshops begin June 5th and end July 17th. (No class on July 3.)

Sportstyme Summer Camp. 100 Aero Lane. 32771407-878-1590.

“SportsTyme has been in business for over 15 years, encouraging kids to experiment with new sports and activities in a relaxed environment. The emphasis is placed on FUN while campers learn the importance of good character and sportsmanship.”

May 29th– August 3rd, 9am to 4pm Weekdays

$165.00 Weekly (9am – 4pm)

– Early Arrival for an additional $10 per week (7:30AM to 9AM)
– Late Stay for an additional $10 per week (4PM to 6PM)















WinShape Camp

June 4-8

Are your kids ready for the best week ever? Whether they like soccer, science, or anything in between, there is something for everyone at WinShape! Come be a part of this incredible adventure where we combine sports, recreation, arts, Bible study and worship into one incredible week. WinShape is for kids who have completed 1st-9th grade and the cost is $214. Register now at

WinShape Camps for Communities is a day camp that provides a professionally trained staff to create the most fun and meaningful camp for completed 1st through 9th graders in town! WinShape Camp for Communities partners local churches with Chick-fil-A to provide an exciting camp experience right in their own community.

Theater Camp

Wayne Densch Theater. 201 S Magnolia Ave -407.321.8111.

“Bits from Broadway”


Junior Summer Camp

June 25 – 29, 2018 9am – 2pm


Target Camper Age: Rising  1st through 3rd Graders

This theatre basics program will culminate in a fun show at the end of the week!

Senior Summer Camp

July 9 – 27, 2017

9am – 3pm


Target Camper Age: Rising 4th through 12rd Graders

This is a multi-faceted theatrical experience that will culminate in a cabaret style production at the end of the week!

To register: 

There is a non-refundable $35 registration and materials fee for each camper.

Children are asked to wear comfortable clothing that they can move/dance in.

Pack a snack, lunch and plenty of water!

Each camp session culminates to a final presentation (1pm on the last Friday of Junior camp and 2pm for Senior camp). Admission is $5 per person and all parents, friends and family members are encouraged to attend!

After care is NOT available this year. Apologies for the inconvenience. 

Musical Theater Camp

lochwood Academy

Lochwood Academy Performing Arts. 109 W Commercial Street.321.355.3757

For registration and pricing visit,


 Music Camp

Saint Andrew’s Conservatory of Music 5525 Wayside Dr. (407) 328-0528.

Looking to sharpen your musical skills this summer? Join us for a 5-day Summer Music Academy that provides a fun setting to learn and grow, both musically and spiritually, this summer! Academy sessions are taught by contracted instructors who are confessing Christians and who take their mission as teachers/performers seriously. They are experts in the field who mentor tomorrow’s musicians with care and wisdom.

Our half day (9 AM – 12 PM) program is open to elementary-age students with no previous musical experience required. Students will spend their week singing in choir, as well as playing Orff instruments, handchimes, and recorders. Parents and friends are invited to join us for a closing concert on Friday, June 29, at 11:30 am. Cost – $80 per student.

Our full day (9 AM – 3:45 PM) program is open to middle and high school students who are intermediate to advanced level instrumental musicians. Students will spend their week rehearsing in both small and large ensemble settings (chamber ensembles, orchestra), learning music theory, and working with faculty in recital and masterclass settings. Parents and friends are invited to join us for a closing concert on Friday, June 29, at 6:00 PM. Cost is $175 per student.

Register by May 18 and receive a free t-shirt!

Visit our website to register:

The Music Place. 101 Towne Center Cir.

Have fun while becoming immersed in the art of music with our professional, well trained teachers. Lessons include piano/keyboard, guitar, voice, and recorder. Come learn how to express musically in a safe and comfortable environment.

Piano Lessons. Guitar Lessons. Voice Lessons


History Camp

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

July 10 – 13, 9am-3pm

Learn how people once worked, ate, traveled, and played at the Museum of Seminole County History! Each of the four days in our History Camp follows a different one of these themes, spanning time periods from 50-3500 years ago. We will be partaking in special crafts, activities, games, and challenges to illustrate just how different things used to be!

Participants will get to handle and identify authentic artifacts from many different periods, and use reproductions as they would have been used in their time. There will also be musket-firing demonstrations by experienced living historians, archaeology workshops, and take-home crafts!

Recommended for ages 9-11, space is limited. Camp begins at 9am, and runs until 3pm daily. The cost is $100 for the four days, lunch included. Please message or call us if you have any questions. To register your child for the camp please call 407-665-2489.

Nature and Animal Camp

zoo summer-2Central Florida Zoo. 3755 NW Hwy 17-92 – 407.323.4450 x123

Explore our exciting summer programs including half and full day camps for children ages 5-12. Choose from a wide variety of fun and exciting camps such as Pirates of the ZOOribbean, Jr. Zoo Keeper, Jungle to Jungle and more!

Visit for the full list of all the great activities for each age group.

For more information call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email

Horse CampMs. Savanna’s Horse Camp








J&A Equestrian. 407.417.5355

Day Camps. Mon.-Fri. 9AM-4PM – June 4th-8th, July 23rd-27th, July 30th-August 3rd

$325 for the week | Snacks and unlimited drinks provided

Reserve your child’s spot today! 407-417-5355

Come Join J&A Equestrian Center for our annual summer camp at our new equestrian facility in Sanford! All riding levels are welcome from no experience, to advanced! Camp hours are from 9am-5pm, $300 for the week, snacks and unlimited drinks provided.

  • Riding Lessons daily
  • Learn to groom & bathe
  • Paint the horses!
  • Games (On & Off Horseback)
  • Swimming & Water Slide
  • Hay Rides
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Award Ceremony & Pizza Party Friday

Circle H Equestrian Ranch.Circle H Equestrian Ranch. 5636 Deer Path Lane. 407.247.5702.

June 11th-13th, June 18th-20th, June 25th-27th, July 9th-11th 8:30am-1:30pm

$165 per session ($55/day)-Discount offers on flyer above

Sessions Limited to 7 Campers

Creative/Learning Camp

Seminole Towne Center. 200 Towne Center Circle.

June 6th-August 8th, Price:$30

Join Seminole Towne Center for the first ever KidX Summer Adventure Camp. Select Wednesdays June 6th – August 8th we will offer a three-hour summer camp from 11 am to 2 pm! Activities will vary each week. Check back for more information on each camp.

KSAC is designed for children ages 6-12 years old. We will offer special camps for preschoolers ages 3-5 years old on August 15, 22, and 29 from 9 am – 12 pm.

June 6th: Amusement Park Engineering
Wheeeeeeee! How do roller coasters work? Why do you feel pushed against your chair when you go on a ride upside down? You’ll find out in this fun trip through the Mad Science amusement park! Make your own Mad Science coaster to take home!

June 20th: Junior Engineers
Do you love to build, design, and fix things? Put on your engineer’s hat for this exciting day of science activities. You’ll have the chance to become a true Mad Scientist as you learn about structures and buildings, shapes and architecture as you design and create amazing bridges, towers, domes, and structures!

July 11th: Movie Magic!
Lights, Camera, Science! Learn all about the Science behind movie magic, and even make your own cool movie effects to take home!

July 25th: Crazy Chemistry Lab
Shake up a flask of fun in the lab and become a junior chemist! Campers will explore chemistry and the fun of mixing things together! Camps will make and experiment with all sorts of SLIMY concoctions!

August 8th: Crazy Coders
Red Hot Robots! Learn all about robotics and coding as we explore using Ozobots and other fun robots. Get your own robot hand to take home!

*Please note, children must bring lunch with them to this event as lunch will not be provided.

Recreational Camps

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


May 30th – August 4th

– $120 a week –

Registration Fees:

$100/child  OR  $150/family

Pal Camps. 1151 E. 28th Street. 407-708-7641.

PLEASE NOTE: As of 04/04/18 – Registration is closed – all new applicants will be placed on a waiting list

PAL Camp is available to all children ages 5-14, children do not have to live in Seminole County to participate; however, we do follow the Seminole County School Board Calendar. Spring camp will be held from March 19th to the 23rd, 2018.  The application deadline for Spring Camp is Friday March 16, 2018.  The 2018 Summer camp will be held from June 4, 2018 to August 3, 2018.


There is a non-refundable $50.00 per child registration fee to enroll children in Summer Camp. The weekly fee is $90.00.  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 and 2 snacks each day as we do not provide any food.

Seminole County Sheriff’s Office 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 2018 Summer Camp, so register early.

Please 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 (Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm) contact Jessica Merck: (407) 708-7686.

Salvation Army Summer Camp. 700 W 24th Street.

The camp session dates for 2018 are June 4th 2018 – August 3rd 2018 , Camp runs Monday through Friday 7.00am – 6.00pm.

The Salvation Army offers a safe environment with fully trained and experienced staff.

Summer Camp enrollment will begin April 2018.

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.


holy cross lutheranHOLY CROSS LUTHERAN ACADEMY. 407.936.3636 #1. 5450 Holy Cross Court.


Summer 2018
1 year old through VPK
June and July
Half – Day, Full – Day and Extended Day Available
2, 3 or 5 days per week

Weekly Themes:

Each week during our summer preschool is themed. June 4th – Under the Sea; June 11th – Mother Earth; June 18th – Down to the Farm; June 25th – Exploring Dinosaurs; July 2nd – Happy Birthday USA; July 9th – Disney Fantasy; July 16th – Wide World of Sports;
July 23rd – Bon Voyage Summer


SportsTyme hosts a vast variety of sports and games from the safety of our convenient campus location – Ages 5 to 13
Holy Cross Lutheran Academy
Upper Campus
100 Aero Lane
Sanford, FL 32771

Kids Camp. 407-322-2914

July 23-27

Kids Camp is a half day camp, for kids who have completed 1st – 5th grade and is $10.

Kids Camp is a week-long high-energy event for kids, and 2018 is going to be EPIC! Kids will make friends, have fun, and develop faith as they participate in games, worship, and tracks each day. We’ve added new tracks and planned some awesome surprises to make the last week of summer the best ever!

Registration opens in May;

Lego Camp

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

To view the full list of camps offered in Sanford from Bricks4Kids, please visit


Stay at Home Camp

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

Activities and Things to Do

Summer Movie Express. 430 Towne Center Circle. 844. 462.7342

Family fun movies playing on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for the summertime!

Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1.

View the Summer List of Movies Here,


spalsh pad

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

The Splash Pad located at Ft. Mellon Park is up and running and open for business:
(600 E. First St.)

March 1st-31st it is only open Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Starting April 1st it is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday through September 30th.
October 1st-31st it is open Friday, Saturday, & Sunday


  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11Am-8PM
  • Tuesday, Thursday, 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. Bands will be distributed by Parks & Grounds Operations Office.

A special Group band is used for groups and can be ready for pick up at the Splash Pad or picked up at City Hall.

Splash Pad Private Rental: $75/hour after hours (6PM-10PM only)

Swim Diapers are required for babies & toddlers that are not yet potty trained. The cost of the Swim Diapers if purchased at the Splash Pad are $2.00 each.

The admission is good for all day.

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 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 May 31st-August 6th. Playoffs are the first week of August. Games start at 7pm, unless noted.

View Calendar for Schedule!



Airport 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:









*Parent or legal guardian must be present*


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!!




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Hi, my name is Claudia! I live, work and play in Sanford, FL. To top it all off, I am also totally in love with Sanford! My husband Jose and I are Realtors in Sanford, FL and help people realize their dreams of home ownership. We have two sons, Nicolas (2011) and Lukas (2013). I am originally from Germany, moved here in 2004. In 2008 I started I love everything that says creativity. Design is my passion, no matter if Graphic, Web or Fashion Design - and I am also into photography :) I'm also very social and love to hang out with my family and friends, be it for a kids play date or a fun night out ;)

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