Are your finally kids ready for sleepaway camp, but you don’t want them to go too far? Here are 9 sleepaway camps located in Florida that are no more than 4 hours drive from Orlando.
Updated May 2020
Since 1999, Camp Frontier has provided an outstanding traditional Overnight American Summer Camp experience to thousands of boys and girls from throughout the world. Camp Frontier offers over 40 activities from which campers can choose. Every session also includes a Talent Show, Campfires, ColorWarz games, and a day at one of Florida’s Theme Parks. Campers can choose from two-week or three-week sessions.
Location: 5000 Fire Tower Road, Haines City
Phone: (888) 977-2267
Driving time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Camp Illahaw at Forever Florida
Camp Illahaw is a coed sleepaway summer horseback and adventure camp for kids. Kids can fill their days with horseback riding, ziplining, kayaking, swimming, hiking, paintball or even learning to survive in the wild. Spend evenings around the campfire, building lifelong friendships
Location: 50 Broussard Road, St. Cloud
Phone: (407) 957-9794
Driving time: 40 minutes
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Camp Kateri Girl Scout Camp
Camp Kateri is an all-girls camp that allows girls to experience traditional camp activities such as: archery, canoeing, sailing, kayaking, hiking and exploration. In addition, each camp week has a specific theme so your camper can choose which theme interests them the most. With titles such as Ultimate Camp Adventure, Artrageous, Outrageous Outbursts, and Kamp Katniss there is definitely a theme for everyone.
Location: 183 Camp Shalom Trail, Hawthorne
Phone: (904) 421-3490
Ages: Girls 6-13
Driving time: 2 hours
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Circle F Dude Ranch Camp
At Circle F Dude Ranch Camp, kids can enjoy 500 acres of a nature filled playground along with a 42 acre lake. At Circle F, campers can choose from over 40 different activities including such things as horseback riding, swimming, arts and crafts, paintball and rock climbing. Each camper has an individual daily schedule based on his/her choices.
Location: 5301 Dude Ranch Rd, Lake Wales
Phone: (863) 676-4113
Driving time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Florida Elks Youth Camp
Florida Elks Youth Camp is a 405 acre complex of fun. During their stay, campers participate in a range of activities including: archery, swimming, canoeing, arts & crafts, soccer and the ropes course. Each week also includes; making s’mores around the campfire, getting soaked by a 2000 gallon water truck on Water Day and a Movie Night. Please note that activities repeat each week, so you might only want to sign up for one session.
Location: 24175 SE Hwy 450, Umatilla, FL 32784
Phone: (352) 431-8701
Ages: 9 to 13
Driving time: 1 hour
Life for Youth Camp
Life for Youth Camp is a non-denominational Christian Camp. Its purpose is to provide clean, wholesome recreation and to give each camper an opportunity to know Jesus Christ personally. A daily Christian Bible Study is a required part of the program. While at camp, kids are able to choose from a variety of activities including: arts and crafts, swimming, paddle boating, fishing, bouncy houses and more.
Location: 1416 82nd Ave, Vero Beach
Phone: (772) 567-2446
Driving time: 2 hours
Pine Tree Camp
Pine Tree Camp is a perfect option for a first timer’s sleepaway camp. Kids sleepover from Monday to Friday and go home on the weekends. Kids participate in traditional camp activities such as: Bonfires and making s’mores, pool parties and talent shows, large group games and beach barbecues, weekly field trips, arts and crafts, ice cream socials, zany sports and more.
Location: Lynn University, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton
Phone: (561) 237-7310
Ages: 6 – 13
Driving time: 3 hours
YMCA Camp Wewa
YMCA Camp Wewa is an all-inclusive co-ed overnight and day camp operated by the YMCA of Central Florida. There are 1-week and 2-week sessions of overnight camp, including home cooked meals, immersive camp wide games, and over 18 activities for your child to choose from. The camp specializes in Adventure Based Skills, Team Sports, Arts and Drama, and Leadership Development
Location: 221 S. Binion Rd., Apopka
Phone: (407) 886-1240
Driving time: 30 minutes
YMCA Camp Winona
At YMCA Camp Winona children develop and grow throughout the summer as they learn and connect with friends and nature. Each camper participates in land and water activities daily. Campers choose their activities based on their interests to perfect new skills. Archery, Riflery, Arts and Crafts, teambuilding, team sports, dance and cheerleading, drama, nature study, garden games, gaga pit, newspaper, hiking and more round out the land activities. Water activities include: swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, fishing and water toys.
Location: 898 Camp Winona Road, DeLeon Springs
Phone: (386) 985-4544
Ages: 6 to 15
Driving time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Which sleepaway camp are you planning to send your kids to?