The Learning Resource Center of Polk County, Inc. (LRC) offers summer enrichment programs for all academic levels to combat learning loss and prevent summer slide.
Rising and repeating kindergartners can gain the skills necessary for school at Camp READY! featuring multi-sensory learning experiences in an engaging format. The cost is $25 for the entire month. Sites with current openings are:
- Lakeland, Crystal Lake Elementary, June 9-30, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Haines City, Kids Academy, June 30-July 22, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Special Friends, College Heights United Methodist Church, Lakeland, June 30-July 22, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; for our friends with special needs!
- Winter Haven, PEP Center, June 30-July 22, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Elementary students can attend Super Summer Success at Family Fundamentals in Lakeland July 6-28 from 1-4 p.m. Camp will provide an exciting opportunity to improve important skills in reading and math. The cost is $395. For those entering, repeating or struggling in first grade, Camp READY!+ will take the Camp READY! program to the next level, focusing on first grade concept and skill competence while reteaching, reviewing, and reflecting on vocabulary, reading, and math. The registration fee is just $25. Camps with openings include:
- Winter Haven, PEP Center, June 9-29, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Lakeland, Family Fundamentals, July 6-23, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Middle school students will become more effective learners through time-tested strategies with virtual Study Habits of Successful Students on July 26-30 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The course fee is $120. Middle schoolers can also brush up on their math skills during MidMath Camp, July 6-23 from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. for $275 at LRC (Lakeland).
High School students may benefit from LRC’s test preparation courses designed to help students achieve confidence while earning their best possible score. ACT Prep takes place July 12-16 and SAT Prep on July 19-23. Both will be held virtually or in person at LRC (Lakeland). The cost of each full course is $470 and includes a book.
For students of all levels, 1-to-1 tutoring is always an option. Tutoring services are taking place in person and virtually through Polk County.
LRC offers a Sliding Fee Scale based on gross family income with the assistance of United Way. Scholarships may be available for deserving students in need thanks to generous donors and grants. For questions or to enroll, please visit the Learning Resource Center online at LRCPolk.com or call 863-688-9477.