2020 Summer Camp Guide

By Alysa Hritzik & Amy McCrory, Publishers, North Lake Macaroni Kid March 23, 2020

Summer will be here before we know it so we have rounded up some of the best camps to be found in our area! There's something for everyone. 

Click on each program image and the pink links below to find out more! 

First United Methodist Church Tavares
Vacation Bible School
June 15 - 19   |   9AM - 12PM

Click on the underlined program title to learn more or register online.

Lake Sumter State College - Kids' College at Leesburg Campus

Kids’ College is an enriching summer program for school-age children to expand their knowledge, learn new skills and have an opportunity for exploration and discovery. Classes range from academics, sports, performing arts, crafts, and more!

Who:         Program is for children entering grades 1st through 6th

Dates:       Program 1 - June 3 - 13, 2019 (8 day session)

                  Program 2  - June 17 - 27, 2019 (8 day session)

                  Program 3 - July 8 - 18, 2019 (8 day session)

 Times:      Half days available - 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. OR 12:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

                  Full days available - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 P.M.

 Location: Virtual for Summer 2020 

Xploration is a new summer program designed for middle school aged students to experience hands-on, interactive and challenging courses. These tracks will put their skills to the test and provide them with a more advanced learning experience.

Who:         Program is for children entering grades 7th through 9th grades.

Dates:       Program 1 - June 3 - 13, 2019 (8 day session)

                  Program 2  - June 17 - 27, 2019 (8 day session)

                  Program 3 - July 8 - 18, 2019 (8 day session)

 Times:      Half days available - 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. OR 12:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

                  Full days available - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 P.M.

 Days:       Mondays through Thursdays           NO Fridays

 Location: Virtual for Summer 2020

Warren Willis Summer Day Camps

Dates: June 8 - July 31 (Weeks 1 & 2 are canceled)

$140 per Week

Elementary-aged students are welcome to join in on the fun of summer camp during the day!  Our experienced camp staff, extensively trained counselors, and American Camp Association-accredited program aim to provide a rich and rewarding experience for day campers. 

The camp runs from 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM Monday - Friday. Day-campers take part in traditional Warren Willis Camp activities like swimming, canoeing, archery, group challenge course, the camp store and more. Each day is centered in a Christian atmosphere with an opportunity for daily small group Bible studies. Please join us for a summer of fun!

 Daily activities may include:

  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Fishing
  • Group Challenge Course
  • Camp Store
  • Outdoor games & Sports
  • Canoeing
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hikes
  • Drama
  • Playground Time
  • Nature Center

Mount Dora Martial Arts Summer Camp

Visit our website or call 352-383-2898 today to find out our summer schedule!

Florida Elks Youth Camp

Our mission is to mold the current generation of youth into adults that we’d be proud to have as American citizens. Our motto is to “inspire, connect, and expand.” We inspire our kids through the quality of our facilities, of our staff, and of our programming. Without electronics, we help kids build connections between themselves and their peers, their counselors, and nature.

Week 1 - June 14 - 20
Week 2 - June 21- 27
Week 3 - June 28 - July 4
Week 4 - July 5 - 11

Week 5 - July 12 - 18

Week 6 - July 19 - 25

Week 7 - July 26 - Aug. 1

Camp Horizon

Ages 8 - 17

$290 / Week

Camp Horizon exists to provide Summer Camp in a place where children can learn about their Creator surrounded by an unspoiled natural Florida Habitat, families can be strengthened through fellowship and sound Biblical teaching, and young people can grow in their faith through service, fellowship, training, and sharing their faith with others.

First United Methodist Church of Tavares Vacation Bible School

June 15 - 19

9 AM - 12 PM

K - 5th grade children. 

Yeehaw! Get's a-steamin' your way! FUMC Tavares is just plumbed excited to announce their VBS dates! Nail down your yougin's spot(s) for June 15-19, 2020 (a small fee applies to cover costs of event, but if you need some assistance there are SCHOLARSHIPS are available). VBS runs from 9:00-12:00 each day. Drop off starts at 8:30am. Get ready to take an adventure with Jesus, who will pull them through life, on the Rocky Railway! You'll be hoopin' an' hollerin' at all there'll be to do, explore, and discover on this out-west adventure. And wait till you see how this church transforms their worship center and children's areas with some of the most creative, rootin' tootin', out-west effects! Parents won't want to miss the first day as they'll have the opportunity to take a gander inside the main worship center where campers will be singin' an' dancin' an' whoopin' it up for Jesus all week long! Guests will be immersed in a Rocky Mountain setting from the minute they enter the doors! They'll pass through an "abandoned mine shaft" and make their way to the "mess hall" where they'll get signed in.To enter the worship center, guests will enter a log cabin, and head out the back door into a tall pine forest nestled among the boulders. In the distance they'll see the train a-comin' through the tunnel, headin' toward the station. Then they'll take their kiddos to their assigned (fake) campfires and turn 'em loose for our highly qualified staff of volunteers to take the best care of their growin' whipper-snappers, and most importantly, teach them about Jesus! 

Call 352-343-2761 for more information.

Bishops Gate Golf Academy

Ages 10 -19

Built around you, Summer Camp at International Junior Golf Academy provides junior golfers with a plan and strategy to improve their technical skills of golf.

IJGA Campers receive fitness, mental, and technical training techniques they can take home with them to continue improving their individual game. Following an assessment day, campers will work closely with IJGA’s highly skilled and experienced coaching team to develop the tools they need to follow their training plan.

Our purpose is to help you love the game, get better and learn some valuable lessons to make sure you play the game for a lifetime.
Summer camps run from June through August every year. Come for a week, multi-weeks or the entire summer. Camp options include Core and Elite.

Easter Seals - Camp Challenge Summer Camp

Easterseals Camp Challenge provides two unique summer camp programs. Overnight Camp for children over 6 years of age and adults of any age, with disabilities or special needs in a 3:1 camper to staff ratio. Day Camp for school age children, typically developing or those with mild to moderate special needs in a 6:1 camper to staff ratio. Exciting activities include: arts & crafts, swimming, ropes course with zip lining, an air soft target range, sports, drama & music, and special themed events each week!

Summer Overnight Camp 2020

June 14 – 20, 2020 (Adults Campers)

June 21 – 27, 2020 (Adults Campers)

June 28 – July 4, 2020 (Adults Campers)

July 4, 2020 – Staff Break Night – All campers check out.

July 5 – July 11, 2020 (Adults Campers)

July 12 – 18, 2020 (Young Adults/Teen Campers)

July 19 – 25, 2020 (Kids Campers)

Day Camp 2020

(Monday – Friday) 

June 15 – July 24, 2020

St. Paul Catholic Community Vacation Bible School

Catholic Kidz Camp
June 8-12, 2020 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Register today for FIVE FUN-FILLED days of exciting lessons, cool crafts, fun games, upbeat music, hands-on activities and delicious Irish snacks.

All children (4 years old through 6th grade) are welcome to attend, regardless of church affiliation.

Contact Elizabeth at or 352-787-6354 ext 239.

We are proud to present these camps as a sponsor of North Lake Macaroni Kid. Please note: Parents should do their own research when selecting programs for their children.