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Be a lifelong learner with these classes for adults

Relive the camp days of your youth by learning something new at one of these local classes or workshops just for grownups.


Brush up on your painting skills and learn new techniques.

Photo by @polkmuseumofart

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Remember the joy of learning something new at summer camp or as a scout? It doesn’t have to end when you grow up. Keep the fun going with these classes, and we’ll give you an honorary badge — sashes not included.

🎨 Arts + crafts badge

Marvelous Mud Pottery Studio
Slip into a pottery workshop and join as a member to take continual classes.

Painting with a Twist
A new class is offered every day so you can try painting with step-by-step instructions.

Polk Museum of Art
Aspiring artists can learn techniques with in-depth courses or get a new perspective on art with monthly tours + talks.


Try a dance workshop to stretch the limits of what you think you can do.

⭐️ Performing arts badge

Florida Dance Theatre
Attend a workshop to get your body moving, or get to the pointe in adult ballet.

Salsa y Bachata
Join these weekly classes to learn Latin dance moves, then finish the night with a social dance under the stars at Munn Park.

💭 Communication badge

Lakeland Public Library
The library is a go-to resource for learning how to use technology, research your family’s past, or start a new craft.

Orange Blossom Poems
Find your creative voice through poetry workshops led by Dr. Diana Álvarez-Hughes.

An aerial view of Beerman Tennis Complex with 18 fenced-in tennis courts surrounded by trees and grassy areas.

Galindo Tennis holds classes at Beerman Family Tennis Center on Edgewood Drive.

🏸 Sports badge

Galindo Tennis
Take a swing at a new sport with private lessons, one-day camps, and clinics for doubles teams.

Lakeland Ice Arena
Learn how to ice skate with private or semi-private lessons in Lakeland’s only real ice rink.

🏡 Home economics badge

Obscure Wine Company
Become a wine tasting + serving expert with courses for beginners and more experienced sommeliers.

UF/IFAS Extension Polk County
Grow your garden and your knowledge base with the expert tips you’ll learn in these gardening and cooking classes.

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