2017 Summer Camps Guide

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Summer can prove to be challenging for working and stay-at-home parents. We all want to enrich our children over the summer rather than having them sitting home bored all summer long. Below are a list of the Orlando summer camp options, and summer camps that we’ve found all over Central Florida that are in addition to all of the preschools and day cares. As always, this list will be a work in progress and we will add, update and remove any summer camp as necessary. Know of a camp we’ve missed? Email it to us at Brandi@MyCentralFloridaFamily.com.

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*Seminole County Public Schools Extended Day: KidZone & Beyond (formerly Extended Day) offers before and after school child care, afterschool enrichment and summer camp. The program is designed to enrich children’s lives educationally, socially, culturally, emotionally, physically and to provide a safe and familiar setting for pre-kindergarten and elementary school children. We focus on meeting the needs of working parents by offering a safe, accessible, affordable program that is school based. We will achieve these goals through activities that allow for creativity, discovery and exploration.

*Bricks 4 Kidz (West Central Florida): Orlando area LEGO® Summer Camps! Join us for a fun and educational Summer!  Each camp is one week long, 9-4 (extended day options available) and includes a ton of motorized LEGO® model building, games, building challenges and more! Each week we will have new experiences that will keep the Kidz looking forward to each day all summer long!  All campers will receive a Bricks 4 Kidz gift and make a custom mini-figure that they will use during camp and then take home!  Camps are specially designed for kids ages 5-12+ and are staffed by trained, screened Bricks 4 Kidz® teachers.

*Bricks 4 Kidz (Sanford-Altamonte Springs): Camps in Debary, Sanford, Maitland and Oviedo. We are so excited to offer fun-packed camps this summer. Your kids will not only have a blast constructing our proprietary models, being creative with LEGO® bricks, playing games, taking on challenges and more, they will also add to their knowledge base and know-how through our themed camps.

*Florida Film Academy: Camps available for Ages 7 – 18. Camps are available in Winter Garden, Montverde, and in Tampa and St. Augustine. We have residency and day camps, customized for all experience levels – from beginner to advanced festival level filmmakers.

*Mad ScienceMad Science camps offer a daily combination of in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities, and hands-on applications of the scientific principles presented. Your child will be able touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about. We use simple, real world science techniques that allow even the youngest of campers to enjoy our learning environment. Campers create, build and assemble a variety of take-home projects while exploring how science affects the world around us.

*LaPetite: Are your kids ready for THE BEST SUMMER EVER? At La Petite Academy, children have all the fun that comes with summer while learning skills to help them grow. School-agers participate in a variety of activities each week, with plenty of amazing things to discover about the week’s theme. Summer camp at La Petite Academy is perfect for younger children too! During June, July and August, your younger child will continue to learn and grow with fun themed activities and special guests. Ages 5 weeks to 12 years.

*YMCA: There’s plenty for parents to love about the Y Before and After School Programs. There’s a good feeling that comes with knowing your child or teen is safe and thriving at the very same place they attend school. No finding a bus. No commute. No worries. What’s more, learning is a part of everything we do. Children and teens are taught the kind of values – caring, honesty, respect and responsibility – that make them who they become.

All YMCA camps share one thing: they’re about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, it’s fun too.

*Grow & Sing: Summer session weekly classes for babies to 8 years old begin week of June 5th! Sessions go until July 21 with no classes during the July 4th weekend and are offered in various locations. Each class will be 45 minutes long held once per week. Family Music, Art and Baby Music…

*Orlando City Soccer: Our highly acclaimed camps teach the basics of the Beautiful Game in a fun and safe environment. Camps are open to boys and girls aged 5-12 of all experience levels. Each one hour soccer camp session will consist of technical station training and scrimmages, and feature club coaches and professional Orlando City player appearances.

*American Dragon Martial Arts: The American Dragon Martial Arts Summer Camp is not a day care. It is a so much more than babysitting and coloring books. It is a week-to-week, year around program that is an affordable, educational, and FUN alternative today care or babysitting. The purpose of this program is to give parents an attractive alternative to traditional day care, where children can learn martial arts and martial arts related values, while providing a safe environment until their parents get off work. Our award winning summer camp program has become the most popular day camp of it’s kind in the Apopka, Clermont, Ocoee and Orlando area.

*Primrose Schools: Adventure awaits this summer as your child explores something new each day at Camp Primrose. Exciting summer curriculum projects, special events, and field trips keep your child’s imagination growing. Summer at Camp Primrose is filled with excitement, enthusiasm and creativity!

*My Gym: Summer Camp for 6 yrs to 11yrs 11 mos is offered every Tuesday and Thursday all summer long betweeen June 6 and August 10.  Camp for 3yrs to 8yrs 11mos is held every Wednesday and Friday all summer long btween June 7 and August 11.  Camp times are always 2:30-5:30.  If you would like your child to get out of the house for a few hours of fun and exercise to escape the summertime blues, this camp is for you!  Games, Relays, Sports, Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Team-Building Activities, Zipline, Rock Wall & lots more.

*iBrick Academy:  For over a decade, iBrick Academy has offered Summer Camps featuring LEGO © Education Sets. We believe that children of all ages should be able to have a safe, structured camp while learning S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts. We also believe this all can be done while having fun with LEGO ©. iBrick Academy is a local, family-owned company purposed to offer children ages 3-18 science, technology, engineering and mathematics training through the use LEGO © Education Curriculum and sets. The focus of our business is to provide students the opportunity to work hands on with LEGO © Robots and other LEGO © Education Activities. We provide a setting that fosters hands-on learning also known as Discovery Learning. iBrick Academy incorporates state and national standards along with learning experience that combines FCAT skills, such as problem solving with hands on activities that captivate minds.

*Orlando Rep Theatre: The REP Youth Academy provides outstanding classes, camps, workshops, and performance opportunities for young people. The Youth Academy’s programming consists of a variety of performance and technical classes for youth during the school year and summer. The Academy casts young people in their own full-scale productions, complete with professional directors and designers. Its mission is to provide a professional theatrical experience in an educational environment that is by, for and about young people.  Please take some time to look through our programs by clicking on the appropriate semester above.  For additional questions, please contact the Youth Academy Office at education@orlandorep.com.

*Ladybird Academy: Our unique themes and facilities offer a variety of programs to ensure a memorable and exciting summer vacation for your child.

*Starchild Academy Summer Camp: StarChild Academy’s programs feature fun-filled field trips and interesting guest speakers who visit our locations.  In addition, many of StarChild Academy’s locations offer week-long summeracademic enrichment programs featuring interactive learning experiences such as aerospace engineering, computer programming, robotics, applied math fundamentals, and creative writing.

*Orlando Magic Basketball Camp: Orlando Magic Youth Basketball Camps presented by UnitedHealthcare focus on helping players reach their full potential and learn in a fun environment. Boys and girls ages 6-17 learn fundamentals and hone their skills through expert instruction provided by The National Basketball Academy. On a typical day, participants will experience specialized drills, skill development stations and live games. Every camper also receives a t-shirt, basketball, bag and free ticket to a Magic game! For more information, visit OrlandoMagic.com/youth.

*Camp Invention: Camp Invention is one week in the summer where your child’s creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills are challenged and developed in fun and exciting ways. Our top priority is to inspire future innovators and build their confidence in the natural ability to dream and create.  Camp Invention is for any child entering kindergarten through 6th grade! The curriculum is designed with each child in mind, featuring fun, age-appropriate activities.

*Boy Scouts: Camp La-No-Che is the Boy Scout Camp located on the North shore of Lake Norris in Paisley, Florida. It is a part of Central Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America and is home to Tipisa Lodge of the Order of the Arrow (OA). Camp La-No-Che is part of the Leonard and Marjorie Williams Family Scout Reservation. The camp is open year round with its most active time being the 8 weeks during summer camp in June and July. La-No-Che also hosts weekends for local JROTC units, Venturing units, Learning for Life units, Cub Scouts (Boy Scouts of America), and Webelos (Boy Scouts of America) weekends. Tipisa Lodge also hosts OA events including sectional weekends.

*Kids R Kids:  Join us for “American Road Trip” Junior & Senior Camps (Kindergarten – 12 Years). Kids ‘R’ Kids Academies all across the U.S. are teaming up for a unique summer camp experience fueled by a powerful combination of creative energy and virtual technology.

*Cranium Academy: The summer program at Cranium Academy is 10 weeks of fun and learning for students who have a wide range of interests. Browse our schedule of programs here. We offer full day camps for children from 3 years old to 10 years old in arts, humanities, sciences, and more! Camps are from 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM for a half day, 8:30 AM until 3:30 PM for an extended day, and 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM for a full day.

*Girl Scouts of Citrus:Whether you’re looking for a summer in the heart of Orlando or right by the beach, we have a camp for you. Find your ideal camp at one of our three summer camp locations.

*KinderCare Learning Centers:  When your local public schools are closed for breaks, we’ve got the perfect backup plan!  We’ve created winter, spring, and summer break activities that are fun, smart, and save the day when school is out. We have preschool and school-age programs that kids love, and we offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours.

*Orlando Ballet School: Orlando Ballet offers an extensive summer program for dancers of all ages. Whether you are a serious dancer looking to refine your technique or a young dancer looking for some summer fun, we have a summer program for you!

*TGA:  Golf and Tennis Camps available. TGA camps are all about providing a fun atmosphere for juniors of all ages and skill levels to play golf, build friendships and create lifelong memories. TGA camps are held during the summer, winter and spring breaks and include day camps at a golf facility, school-based camps, and camps in conjunction with other youth organizations.

*Seminole Music Together: Seminole County Music Together offers a Summer Program for children mixed ages Newborn to Five Years old with the grownups who love them! We meet once a week for 45 minutes for six weeks. Songbook and CD and more included. Choose your location. (Winter Park, Oviedo, Lake Mary). Visit www.seminolemusictogether.com to register. $125/child, $65/siblings.  Activities include singing, dancing and playing with musical instruments and props. Music is of value in itself! PLUS Music aids in ALL learning! PLUS Music Together is FUN!

*Summer Reading Skills at UCF: Programs are offered through University of Central Florida, Division of Continuing Education, in collaboration with the Institute of Reading Development Program design and instructional support are provided by the Institute of Reading Development.

*SportsTyme: SportsTyme is a family owned and operated summer camp that has been serving Florida for well over a decade. Our mission is to provide an exceptional sports camp experience for every camper bu making safety and fun our top priorities. Kids learn the importance of sportsmanship while attending summer camp.We like to think that the lessons they learn here will last a life-time.

Medical, Eductional, and Special Needs Camps

Thank you to Bright Feats for these great camps.

*Alpine Academy/Interventions Unlimited: If your child is having a difficult time making friends, we can help! Using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), this program will focus on improving your child’s social communication by teaching core strategies that will allow him or her to develop and maintain friendships with peers. We utilize a variety of social skills curricula to teach language skills and promote social interaction. Our activities are fun, creative, and designed specifically to target your child’s social challenges. Through cooperative games and team building activities, the children practice perspective-taking and emotional self-control, learn to recognize verbal and nonverbal social cues, as well as practice conversational skills and good sportsmanship. Most importantly, they learn how to make friends and have FUN in a low student to teacher ratio environment. We also have in-house field trips and other fun activities such as visits from the Kona Ice truck incorporated into the camp.

*Arbor School of Central FloridaOur school offers a sensory-based summer camp that allows your child to build more on their experiences in school and bring it to a new level. Camp is a multi-sensory experience that provides occupational therapy, speech therapy, music therapy as well as art, academic remediation, social skills training and play based activities.  Camp is a motivating and rewarding experience with weekly themes that are exciting and fun.  Each day the campers experience sensory based play that improves body awareness, core strength, gross, and fine motor skills.  The day moves quickly with art activities, language based games and academic supports all carefully planned to support the interest and needs of the campers.

*CECO (Conductive Education Center of Orlando): Summer Camp Age Group: 4 years to 18 years. This is a special needs summer camp for children with cerebral palsy and other related motor disabilities.  CECO can offer your child an intensive conductive education program with the focus on increasing physical and social independence.  The intensive sessions are led by PETO trained conductors including physical, educational and self-care skills. Students are grouped in small classes (up to 6 students max in each classroom) that are segmented to meet your child’s developmental needs. There is one-to-one student to staff ratio (each group is led by a conductor with trained program assistants) and physical and cognitive stimulation for your child throughout the entire day. The daily routine includes programs to develop new skills and improve existing gross motor; fine motor and self-care skills in a group environment. Students from around the world join us for this life changing program. You must complete an application and assessment prior to submitting the registration form.

*The First Academy: The campus of The First Academy has always been a great place to spend time over the summer months, but the fun and enrichment has been taken to new heights in recent years! There are programs for all ages and interests, from Arts to Sports to Academics – and much more!

*UCP of Central FloridaAt the UCP Summer Camp Programs children experience different things, develop new skills and have fun along the way. We foster an exciting and safe environment for kids of all abilities to create unforgettable summer memories. While they are taking part in unique experiences and adventures, they are also building self-esteem, developing interpersonal and leadership skills and making lasting friendships and memories.

The REP: Sensory-Friendly Theatre Camp at Princeton House Charter. The REP continues its commitment to serving all young people of Central Florida through offering classes at Princeton House Charter School that incorporate evidence-based practices and supports that can accommodate students with autism and other developmental disabilities. While The REP practices inclusion in all of our camps and classes, some students find that a more sensory-friendly atmosphere allows them greater success,

Princeton House Charter School is located at 1166 Lee Road, Orlando., Camp for rising 3-5 (ages 7-10) graders and a camp for rising 6-8 graders (ages 11-13) is June 19-22 from 9am-2pm.

Altamonte Springs

*Allstars SportsplexRegistration started April 3rd for camp May 29th-August 9th.. Ages 5-12 and camp shirt included. Select 1 week or multiple weeks. Discount for more than 5 weeks.  Each week will have a theme like Science Week, Game Show Week, etc. Weekly specialty coaches for sports training. Click here for flyer.

*Brown’s GymDaily Gymnastics, Karate, Soccer, Cheer and/or Dance Instructions Included Featuring FULL DAY and HALF DAY Summer Camp Programs available to Girls & Boys ages 5 to 13 years* *Must turn 5 by September 1st, 2014 (Activities and Camp Themes Vary By Week)


*Patriot Aquatics: Summer Splash Camp at Lake Brantley Aquatic Center, Registration starts March 11th 9am-5pm.  Weekly camps begin June 5th and last week is August 7-9. Office hours for in person registration 9:00AM-12:30PM Mon, Wed and Fri. In order to register at other times, call and leave a message, or email admin@patriotaquatics.com. You will be contacted for registration.

*City of Altamonte Springs Summer Camp:  Summer time is a great time to play outdoors, learn new things and make new friends. The Altamonte Springs Recreation Summer Camp takes place at Westmonte Park and is limited to City residents. Children ages 6 to 12 can participate in our one-of-a-kind learning experience.  Activities include arts and crafts, optional field trips, games, organized sports, movies and swimming. Programs such as gymnastics, swim team, splashball, tennis and cheerleading are also available to those who are interested.  Summer camp is held from June 5 to August 4. There is no camp July 3 – 4. Registration will open on Monday, April 3, at 9 a.m. Registration is limited to City of Altamonte Springs residents only. Space is limited to 300 participants.



*Rebounderz ApopkaAges 2 and up. 2 hours of fun for your camper! $15 per person, includes socks.
Session Time Slots: 9:00am-11:00am, 11:30am-1:30pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm

*Claudia Heath FarmWe offer several day camp sessions for different levels of riding in the summer for kids aged 6 and up. Check out our schedule for details. Our riding program provides extensive riding and lesson time.  Campers will learn how to take care of the horse and tack, as well learning to ride.

*City of Apopka RecreationJune 5-August 4 for 1st through 5th grades, 7:30-5:30pm. Summer is just around the corner and the City of Apopka Recreation Camp is gearing up for summer fun! Held at Fran Carlton Center, 11 N. Forest Avenue in Apopka as well as Kit Land Nelson Park. This traditional summer day camp will include visits to the North West Recreation Center for fitness and sports activities, special events and movies, time for reading and quiet activities, weekly field trips. The goal is for children to have fun, stay fit, learn new skills and form lasting friendships. Special events include cook-outs, end of camp DJ party, ice cream social, talent show and more. Call 407-703-1642 for current rates. Each child will require a camp Tee shirt for field trips at a cost of $10 each. Space is limited – so sign up early to avoid missing out on this fun summer experience!

*Total Life CounselingThis Summer adventure based social skills camp is in the Orlando area and is for students that may lack assertion, poor self esteem, low self confidence or have social skills issues with their peer group. Students have traveled from Central, South America, the Caribbean, and all over the United States for this Social Skills Camp.

This Social Skills Summer Camp is great for students with:

  • Low Self-Confidence or Self-Esteem
  • Anxiety – To Help Face and Overcome their Fears
  • Social Anxiety – Build Social Confidence
  • ADHD or ADD – 60% of ADHD students are behind socially so we help close the social gap!
  • Aspergers or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – High Functioning

As all of these diagnoses tend to be behind socially by showing some or all of the following social delays.

*Oakmore Equestrian Horse Summer CampAges 6-14. June 5-9 and 12-16, 9am-3pm, Sumer Camp offers campers the ability to ride each day with instruction, learn how to clean and care for the horses and equipment, participate in arts and crafts, and acquire general information about horse anatomy, riding disciplines, and horse show. $400 per week. 407-880-0698.  Email: Info@oakmoreequestrian.com. More info and registration form click here.

Baldwin Park

*Bright Horizons: Day camp programs at Bright Horizons® offer indoor and outdoor activities, plus opportunities for fun, friendships, and exploration. Our programs group children by age and encourage their growing ability to make choices, work with others, and assume responsibilities.

Our camp teachers work collaboratively to develop a fun curriculum that takes advantage of all that the summer offers. They use playgrounds, the surrounding communities, and special visitors as an extension of the camp, helping children to discover science, explore nature, and engage in the creative arts, while learning about the vast opportunities in the world around them.

We follow four essential rules when planning our excursions: the trip must be developmentally appropriate, safe, have educational value, and it must be fun! Programs vary by location. Contact your local center to check availability of summer camp programs.

*Metro Gymnastics: Orlando Metro offers Kidz Sports Day Camps on all major school holidays and vacations. Come join us for gymnastics, games, swimming, arts and crafts, bouncer and much more! During our Summer Camp we take regular field trips to the LB McLeod location for Skateboarding and other local businesses. Cost of field trips not included in camp tuition.  Purchase of a Yellow Metro T-shirt required to attend field trips. Full day or half day sessions are available.

Boggy Creek

*American Cancer Society R.O.C.K. Camp: Reaching Out to Cancer Kids in partnership with Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis. This residential program exclusively for children with cancer offers campers an opportunity to experience the fun and adventure of summer camp without having to feel different from other kids. Full-time volunteer medical staff includes resident pediatric oncologists and nursing personnel. Activities include swimming, music, arts and crafts, archery, sports, fishing, talent shows, horseback riding, and campfires. Space is limited. Visit BoggyCreek.org.

Casselberry and Fern Park

*Camp HeronwoodCamp Heronwood is an outdoor summer day camp for boys and girls ages 5 to 11. We are secluded, yet convenient to many communities and schools in the Central Florida area.  Our activities include horseback riding, boating and tubing, arts and crafts, land sports, canoeing and nature activities. Thank you for your early registrations!  As you can see all of our weeks are filled!  We are looking forward to a wonderful summer with your children!

*SocPrep STEAM Summer Camp:  This sumer camp will take STEAM and put it on steroids!  They are going to give the kids the chance to learn about science, math, engineering, art and technology, while applying it to complete a grand cumination project each week.

*Starz Dance GalaxyThis year bring your kids to a Summer Camp they will look forward to coming to each day while also staying physically fit, learning to dance and even performing in front of an audience. Bring them to Starz Dance Galaxy’s Summer Camp!

*Not So Campy Camp-Amaya Papaya: This summer we are offering a program at Amaya Papaya called Not So Campy Camp! Please see the details below:
-Not So Campy Camp™ is a cool way to allow YOU and your child to participate in summer classes &  activities without needing to be registered for a full summer camp program.
-Not So Campy Camp™ classes are a great way to expose kids that ordinarily cannot attend traditional  summer camps to fun classes & activities that are age appropriate for them.
-Not So Campy Camp™ has classes & activities for kids 0-5 years old & for adults!!
-Not So Campy Camp™ is a parent & me program. All children must attend classes & activities with a  parent or guardian.

*Casselberry Summer Camp:

Kids will have the best time of the year at the City of Casselberry Summer Camp 2017! Children entering 1st grade to children entering 7th grade will enjoy 8 weeks of action-packed fun and excitement that includes:

  • Field Trips
  • Arts and crafts
  • Sports
  • Games
  • DJ dance parties
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Talent Show
  • Free Breakfast and Lunch

Students will also learn about things like food and nutrition, the environment, music and the arts, how to play chess, perform magic tricks, and create interesting science projects.
City of Casselberry Summer Camp counselors are background screened, undergo a mandatory training program and are certified in CPR and First Aid.
This camp provides safe, respectful, age-apropriate, supervised activities for only $95 per week (Casselberry resident) and $120 per week (non-resident).
Enrollment is limited to 100 campers per week.



*Foreign Language Immersion School: The Foreign Language Immersion School & Mad Science have partnered for an Amazing Summer Camp Experience.  Students will participate in a fun and educational experience where kids get the opportunity to learn about science through interactive hands-on science activities all in the Spanish language.  This camp will be a sensory explosion of creative learning. Classes will allow students to become junior scientists for the summer and embark on a series of adventures all facilitated in the Spanish language. 3 hour weekly Mad Science Lab, daily stem activities to reinforce lab content facilitated in Spanish.  Extremely competitive pricing for Summer Camp this year. Free morning care and aftercare and all meals and snacks included.


*Florida Film Academy:  Florida Film Academy boasts 4 exciting locations to choose from this Summer! Winter Garden – Montverde Academy – Flagler College in St. Augustine – Eckerd College in St.Pete/Tampa area. Join FFA for everything creative!!!   Families can choose from beginner to advanced Pre-College Filmmaking, Creative Photography, Journalism,  Movie Make Up & Special FX camps and more for kids ages 7-12 and teens ages 13-18.  Day camps run Monday – Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm with early drop off and late pick up available.  Residency Camps are also available which include all food and accommodations – please see website for more details

*DreamCatcher Horse Ranch Summer Camp: Camps for beginners through intermediate ages 5-15 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Junior Buckeroos Camps ages 2-5 Wed-Fri 9-11am (parent/guardian must stay); and Intermedfiate/Advancerd Riders Camp ages 10+ 9am-4pm. See website for scheduled weeks, times etc. Riding lessons daily -tailored according to individual child’s needs Swimming in our sparkling pool! Arts and crafts, paint a horse competition Field trips to local veterinarian office and a local feed/tack store.*subject to availability/ change Everyone gets to do a trail ride and bareback riding Pizza Party at end of camp and presentation show for Parents to watch.


College Park

*Local Color Art StudioWe opened our doors to children’s art education in 2001 serving primarily the College Park Community. We are currently, first and foremost, a children’s after school art educational facility

*XL Sports World (Soccer):  XL Soccer World offers fully supervised vacation camps throughout the year. Players aged between 4 and 14 years old will learn and develop their skills in a safe, fun soccer environment.

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Disclaimer: We do not endorse any of these summer camps, nor do we have personal knowledge of them. Please be sure to use this guide as just that…a guide. We have put this guide together based on our research of potential summer camps in the Central Florida area. Do your research and your homework to pick the best and most reputable summer camps for your children.

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