2017 Summer Camp Orlando


Summer Camp Orlando | Central Florida | Kissimmee | Winter Garden | Clermont | Oviedo | Winter Springs | Oviedo | Longwood | Altamonte Springs | Longwood | Apopka | Sanford | Lake Mary | Eustis | Dr. Phillips | Windermere | Winter Park | Maitland | Casselberry | Brevard County | Volusia County


Summer Camp Orlando…a great way for kids to become enriched over the summer. From sports to outdoor recreation, Central Florida offers tremendous summer camps for Orlando kids.

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St. Cloud


*Camp Illahaw: Camp Illahaw is owned and operated by the Allen Broussard Conservancy, a non-profit organization established in 1991. Since 2005, Camp Illahaw has offered campers the chance to experience all Florida has to offer with a diverse selection of fun activities from Horseback Trail Rides; Arena Activities; Florida History/Heritage; Low Ropes Challenge Course; Hiking; Kayaking; Archery; Shooting; Swimming, Paintball*; and our “unique” Outdoor Survival Activity*. We are home to Central Florida’s longest zipline and the Thrill Pack which includes the first roller coaster zipline in the United States! Summer Camp Orlando

*City of St. CloudAll camps are from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and are for children enrolled in kindergarten through 14 years old. Please register for all day and weekly camps at the St. Cloud Civic Center, 3001-17th Street. Your child will need lunch and a snack for all day and week camps. Please make sure that you clearly label your child’s belongings. Summer camp is eleven weeks this year, running from June 8 through August 21.


West Orlando


*Grade Power Learning: No student – no matter how academically advanced – is immune from the effects of summer learning loss. By taking a two-month break over the summer, the brain loses much of the information it learned over the school year. This makes sense, because the brain is like any other muscle – it needs to be used continually to keep functioning in peak condition.


Windermere


*Lake Cane Tennis Center: QuickStart tennis is an exciting new play format for learning tennis, designed to bring kids into the game by using specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring, all tailored to the kids age and size.  Our QuickStart program follows this latest USTA & ITF format for age appropriate tennis instruction and play.  This format is a proven way to get young players playing quicker, technically better and keep them playing the sport longer.

*SHINE In the Limelight:  Summer Stage will be held at two locations: The Parke House Academy in Winter Park and The Gotha Community Center in Windermere featuring musical theater programs, creative acting programs and production programs.

(Waiting on 2017 update)   Learning RX:  We are so excited about Summer Brain Camp this year! We create an engaging environment in which your child can discover tools for thriving in school and life. This camp is a cognitive enrichment program for children and teens ages 4.5 to 14. They will be exposed to fun activities that work on core brain skills, including memory, attention and logic!

 


Wekiva


(Waiting on 2017 update)   Wekiva River PlayersWekiva River Players is Seminole County’s longest-running theater ensemble, performing continuously since 1993. From its beginnings WRP has served the community, not just providing theatrical entertainment, education and opportunities, but also giving back creatively to support important local causes through donations of time, money and talent. Over the years we’ve worked with a variety of charitable organizations, including our recent and ongoing involvement with Music for Melons, raising funds for breast cancer research. Summer Camp Orlando


Winter Garden


*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.

*Cranium ClubhouseCraniumCAMPS are…..extreme learning, extreme fun and extremely cool. Before CraniumCAMPS came along, parents had to choose between fun camps OR learning camps. Not anymore! Cranium Clubhouse has over 12000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor recreational space that is set up in fun-zones. From an indoor gymnastics zone, to a discovery zone, to an art zone, to an inflatable zone and even to a themed treehouse-rope bridge-camping zone. The center enables kids to outsmart the Florida heat and humidity, when needed, but also experience an outdoor fun zone when desired.

The camps have exciting themes and allow kids to enter virtual learning experiences such as Going Camping, Exploring the World, Owning A Restaurant, Dinosaur Adventures, Interesting Animals, or All About Sports. CraniumCAMPS let the kids experience all of the above while parents can choose from different camps that all buildup a child’s critical thinking, problem solving, communication, reading, math and art skills. The kids are assessed in their reading and math skills prior to their first camp. State-of-the-art high-tech learning stations allow the assessment results to be supplied into various learning and play zones that produce custom experiences for each child. Kids are experiencing learning adventures and having so much fun while building critical reading and math skills that are customized to their individual skill sets and needs. The art portion of the camps utilize the CraniumART program and is usually one of the most exciting highlights of the day. Summer Camp Orlando

*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

(Waiting on 2017 update)   Gifted University: Winter Garden/ Windermere’s newest and coolest SUMMER CAMP!  Our programs are uniquely designed to engage, inspire, and ignite your child’s passion to learn.  The activities are for specifically tailored for children entering Kindergarten through entering 6th grade. Please note: The Specialty MUSIC Camp is for children 3rd grade through 8th grade.

*Gymnastics USAThe Seasonal Camps are for children between 3 and 12 years old. Camps include gymnastics fun activities, arts and crafts, games, and much more! Our seasonal camps are a great way for children to stay active during school breaks. Although camps include many games, and arts and crafts, the special focus is gymnastics! Summer Camp Orlando

*Leadership 4 Girls Change the World CampLeadership 4Girls empowers your daughter to be an effective leader, to confidently achieve her goals, to positively influence others and to live a successful, balanced life.

*City of Winter Garden: Summer Day Camp offers children an interactive opportunity to participate in games, sports, crafts, swimming and much more. This popular program began registration on April 13 and some age groups do fill quickly. Please go online or call the recreation office at 407.656.4155 to check for availability. The first two weeks payment is due by May 15th. Payments not made by May 15th are subject to late charges or cancellation. Registrations made after May 15th require payment for the first two weeks at point of registration. Camp is offered from June 8 – August 14. Space is extremely limited.


Winter Parkummer Camp Orlando

*ID Tech Camp at Rollins College: In 1999, our independent family company set out to reinvent “camp” for the 21st century. Today, we’re the number #1 tech camp on the planet, with summer technology programs for kids and teens held at over 100 campuses nationwide. At Rollins College in Orlando, FL, we offer co-ed iD Tech Camps for ages 7-17. Learn code, game design, app development, web design, film, photography, and more. Kick-start your dream job and gain a competitive edge for college!

At select locations, other co-ed options include intensive 2-week, pre-college iD Tech Academies for teens ages 13-18 and iD Tech Mini for ages 6-9. We also offer Alexa Café, an all-girls program for ages 10-15. Experience personalized learning with a maximum of 8 students per instructor, and use the best brand name products from industry leaders like Adobe®, Apple®, Autodesk®, Google, and Microsoft®. Innovative courses. Your pace. Your internalDrive.

*San Pedro Center:  What do you think the “Heart of the Gospel” truly is? Is it Love? Mercy? Sacrifice? Join us for an amazing journey this summer as we dive into the heart of the Gospels, uncovering God’s Truths that will transform our lives!  At San Pedro Summer Camp, campers trade the distractions (and tech) of daily life for a week of faith, friends and fun! They become immersed in our faith through the sacraments and prayer. They build lifelong friendships through the fun of our low ropes course, archery and giant slip and slide. They encounter Christ through our well trained young adults who infectiously spread their love for God through witnesses and silly skits. So this summer, come to San Pedro Summer Camp and be transformed by faith, friends and fun!  San Pedro Summer Camp 2017 Dates:  June 5-9, 2017 Day Camp 1 (Entering Grades 1-8);  June 11-16, 2017 High School Overnight (Entering Grades 9-11);  June 18-23, 2017 Middle School Overnight 1 (Entering Grades 6-8);  July 9-14, 2017 Elementary School Overnight (Entering Grades 3-5);  July 16-21, 2017 Middle School Overnight 2 (Entering Grades 6-8);  July 24-28, 2017 Day Camp 2 (Entering Grades 1-8).

*Rollins Nike Summer Tennis Camp: Spend your summer at tennis camp working on your tennis game and making new friends! The Nike Tennis Camp at Rollins College is a summer tennis training camp for young athletes ages 9-18 of all skill levels to come and vastly improve their tennis game. This year we are offering three weeks of week long tennis camp and Extended Day (8:30am-9:00pm) and Day (8:30am-5:30pm) camps for kids ages 9-18 of all abilities. In addition, we will also be offering two special Tournament Tennis Training sessions in July geared towards tournament level and ranked players (ages 11-18) looking to improve their tournament results, learn winning strategies, and work on mental toughness. All sessions include a private tennis lesson with a Nike Camp coach.

*SHINE In the Limelight:  Summer Stage will be held at two locations:  The Parke House Academy in Winter Park and The Gotha Community Center in Windermere featuring musical theater programs, creative acting programs and production programs.

*Trinity Preparatory School Summer Programs:  Twin Lakes Camp’s mission is simple: ensure that your child creates lasting memories, grows as an individual, and becomes part of an already great community in one of our three or four week sessions. Summertime is a crucial opportunity for children to develop as they play games outside, go for a swim, make new friends, and so much more.  Surrounded by Trinity Prep’s breathtaking 100-acre campus, campers will be able to discover all that summer has to offer through a myriad of activities. Adventure awaits at Twin Lakes Camp!  Twin Lakes Camp is Trinity Prep’s new all-inclusive summer camp offering for rising first through sixth graders. With two sessions to choose from, an engaging schedule of educational classes and outdoor activities, and Trinity Prep’s breathtaking 100-acre campus, your child is sure to have an adventure of a lifetime. Adventure awaits at Twin Lakes Camp!  Come see what Twin Lakes Camp is all about at one of our open houses on Feb. 27, April 2, or April 16 from 9 a.m.-noon!

*Central Florida Performing Arts: This program was designed to train and educate young performers, age 3 through 12th grade, to become skilled in the areas of singing, acting, and dancing through musical theater. Now in its 9th season, the Children and Youth Arts program has grown into an artistic community where each young performer is given the tools needed to become a successful, confident artist and the means to carry those skills throughout life.

*Conductive Education CenterThis 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.

*Full Sail Labs: Week-long summer camps run from June 2017 to July 2017 and are located in Lake Nona and Winter Park, FL. Kids (ages 7-12) and Teens (ages 13-17) use professional equipment to learn what they love with Filmmaking, Music Production, Game Development, and much more! Register today!  221 S Semoran Blvd. Winter Park, 407-673-6249 EXT. 6788

*Winter Park Community Center: Summer camp for kids entering gardes 1-5 and Middle School Camp for grades 6-8.  Check out the website here for fees for residents and non-residents.  There is also a Junior Counselor Program for grades entering 9-12.  Applications are available here.  Teen leadership volunteer program is FREE.  Learn valuable work experience and be positive role models for campers. Potential participants must apply and interview.

*All Kids Spanish: There are different options to immerse your children into the Spanish language this summer through fun, themed activities in two different locations (Winter Park-FCC, 1st Congregational Church, 225 Interlachen Avenue & Oviedo-Maya Papaya Organic Farm, 245 W. Beasley Road).

Oviedo
-“Habia una Vez…Un Planeta” K-5th
4 week holistic summer camp .  Learn & practice Spanish surrounded by nature.
-“En la Granja” Toddlers/Preschool family class.
Winter Park
-“Yo Hablo Espanol” 8 day intensive program for K-5th. Winter Park.
-Private Classes.

(Waiting on 2017 update)   Future Investors Club of America: Fun, Exciting and Informative! These three terms sum up the FICA Summer Camps. Young Investors enjoy financial intelligence training, video and board games, field trips to local financial districts, and guest speakers from some of America’s largest corporations. FICA Summer Camps are to be held on the campuses of some of America’s most prestigious Colleges and Universities. In addition, each summer camp has been designed to provide special emphases on certain key economic industries, such as: Travel & Tourism, Technology-Communications, Entertainment-Media, Energy-Space Technology, Commodity Markets, Franchise Corporations, Banking, Insurance & Investments, Toys & Sporting Goods. In addition, field trips may be planned to the movies and other local entertainment centers. All activities are designed to enhance and enrich the learning process. As a result, learning about the world of finance and business has never been this much fun! Curriculum includes BFIT, plus analysis of the Entertainment and Media Production Industry.

(Waiting on 2017 update)   Crealde School of ArtRegister for our popular Summer ArtCamp Sessions for ages 4 to 17,Immerse yourself in a summer of fun and creativity on Crealde’s lakeside campus in the heart of Winter Park. Learn from professional artists in working studios and visit the galleries and Contemporary Sculpture Garden for inspiration.Select from one- or two-week camps for young artists ages 4 to 17, who are placed in small, age-based groups for maximum personalized instruction. All materials are included in the tuition!Celebrate at the 34th annual Summer ArtCamp Exhibition featuring art from every one of our campers! Bring the family to the opening reception on Saturday, August 13, from 5 to 7 pm, in the Showalter Hughes Community Gallery.

 

(Waiting on 2017 update)   Mead Park Young NaturalistsDoes your child love nature, plants, animals, birds, bugs, butterflies and exploring the great outdoors? Then they will love the Young Naturalist Summer Camp at Mead Botanical Garden!  New Camper Registration begins Wed., March 16

*Rollins Summer Sports Camp: The Department of Physical Education & Athletics strives to provide a broad-based program which affords Rollins students the opportunity to grow mentally, physically and spiritually. This coincides with Rollins’ institutional mission of providing a “high quality liberal arts education” as well as enhancing the “quality of student life.”

(Waiting on 2017 update)   Monarch Learning Academy: It’s that time of year again! Time to start thinking about summertime fun! Outlined below is a schedule for this year’s summer camp.  Summer camp is offered for children ages 3 through 7 years old.

(Waiting on 2017 update)   TGA Junior GolfTGA 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.Our camps are staffed by certified TGA instructors who focus on improving all aspects of each camper’s golf game through specifically designed lesson plans. Join TGA for a session of golf camp and see for yourself how much fun the game of golf can truly be.

 

Winter Springs


(Waiting on 2017 update)   Irblich Schools: Three summer sessions available for a 3 week Herbal camp for elementary and middle school students.  Become just like a Jr. Herbalist/Alchemist.  Learn the magical and useful properties of 13 common herbs through stories, games, crafts, and activities, plus take a field trip to a working herb farm.  Food provided daily that is food allergy and asthma-friendly.  Also ask about our 13 week preschool herbal summer camp.

(Waiting on 2017 update)   Spark! Family Enrichment CenterSpark! Summer Camp provides 100% pure enrichment fun.  In the past, camp specialties have included cheer & dance, FROZEN musical camp, Space camp, Art of the Masters, reading & writing, math, science, musical drama, and more! We offer flexible, all-day or half-day options, as well as daily or weekly options for your camper.  Your kiddos will experience all the summer fun while exercising their brains and imagination! Camp is available for K-5 with select specialties available for pre-schoolers and teens. Call or stop in today to secure your Spark! Summer Camp spot!  Limited Space is available. See camp hours and pricing.

*Kraze Florida Krush:  June 13-17.  Central Florida Soccer Alliance DBA Florida Kraze Krush Soccer is a professionally managed youth soccer organization in the region, providing age-appropriate training for children of all skill levels by college-level coaches and trainers. Our numerous programs offer playing opportunities for all kids, including children with disabilities. And unlike many other clubs, we emphasize full player development.  At FL Kraze/Krush, it’s not just about winning. Our programs are focused on developing lifelong skill sets that will help our players succeed both on and off the field.

*Arbor School of Central Florida: June 1 to July 31. 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Multi-sensory based camp that provides occupational and speech therapy, art, academic remediation, social skills training, and play-based activities. Art and language based activities and academics support the interest and needs of each camper. Visit ArborSchoolFlorida.com or call 407.388.1808.

*Creative Inspiration Journey School:  Nothing but fun and excitement awaits your child at CIJS’ summer camp program. School-agers participate in weekly field trips, in addition to school-wide weekly themed activities for infants through age 12. Life-long memorable experiences are made daily with fun-filled activities that encourage creativity and imagination as your child engages in water play, drama, art and gardening-all while developing science and engineering skills through learning with play. Weekly drop-in students are welcome, for school-age students who have previously attended grades Kindergarten or higher during the 2016/2017 school year (depending upon availability).

*Aim’s Amazing Sport and Fitness Camps: Our goal is to make children (ages 5-13) aware of their talents through offering them a variety of after school classes related to fitness and the arts. By doing this each child will be able to build self esteem, coordination and artistic expression in addition to learning how to focus on their skills. This also keeps the students involved in some sort of activity in a fun safe controlled environment.  Camp times are 9am-4:30pm with free early drop off and late pick up available.  The camps are theme based.  Camp dates and themes are listed here. Camp is held at Willow Creek Church in Winter Springs.

(Waiting on 2017 update)   Winter Springs Camp Sunshine: June 6 to July 29. 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Three weekly field trips, swimming, arts and crafts, sports, skating, movies, bowling, and guest speakers. $90 per week for the residents and $110 per week for non-residents. For children entering first through sixth grades. Registration for Winter Springs residents opens on April 4th. 407.327.6593 or email BDunigan@WinterSpringsFL.org.

(Wating on 2017 update)   Winter Springs Performing Arts: Pirate & Princess Camp.  What happens when a pirate ship and a princess luxury cruise ship get shipwrecked together on a desert island?  Singing and dancing, of course!  Join WSPA as a swash buckling horde of pirates meet a glamorous group of princesses to learn how the other half lives. This week-long non-audition camp will have students singing and dancing to amazing songs chosen to fit our Pirate & Princess theme! The purpose of this production is to teach the importance of vocals and dance, stamina of the musical theatre performer, how to interpret songs to fit an new theme and working together to create a performance piece. This fantastic program will bring out the Pirate & Princess in all of us!


Brevard County


*Kennedy Space Center: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers youth programs and kid-friendly vacations for many grades and interests, including Camp Kennedy Space Center®, Overnight Adventures, field trips, Girl Scout and Boy Scout Salutes and Salute to Homeschoolers.

*Girls Scouts of Citrus-Riverpoint Program CenterSummer wouldn’t be complete without the adventures of summer camp: uninterrupted time with great friends, the excitement of a roaring campfire, and all of the activities that draw girls together. Summer Camp Orlando

*Ron Jon Surf Shop: Camps run June to August but class size is limited so CALL NOW to grab a spot! Simply put – it’s a blast on the beach!! And we keep our instructor to student ratio at a maximum of 1:4, so our classes fill up quickly. All students must be between 7 and 17 years old and able to swim. The classes are divided based upon age and experience, and spots are awarded on a first come, first served basis.


Volusia County


*Pure Life Surf SchoolKids look forward to our Daytona Beach Surf Camp all year long. We are a surf school that grew up surfing in Daytona Beach and Ponce Inlet. Our core values are instilled in our kids as we enhance their surfing skills, knowledge of their ocean environment, and surfing etiquette; especially when surfing down at the inlets and other crowded surf spots. Talk to any kid or parent that has ever been in our camp and see what they have to say. Our kids have a blast, literally every day is the best day of their lives. No other camp compares to the level of fun that is achieved at Pure Life Surf School.

*Marine Discovery CenterSummer camps at Marine Discovery Center are designed for children to experience the water through our hands-on, feet-wet programs.  All of our summer camp programs will include island exploration, science experiments, marine-related arts and crafts, fishing, shoreline studies in our salt marsh, Field Day Fun Friday, and a photo show of your child’s week at camp!  Each camp will offer a graduated experience that makes the camp unique and gives children something to look forward to each year.


Overnight-Out of Area


*Camp Cedar Cliff: Building genuine Christ-followers through community, worship, Biblical teaching, and outdoor recreation since 2006. Our mission is played out in three avenues, so explore the ways that Cedar Cliff is impacting thousands of kids every year. Summer Camp Orlando

*Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network: The Everglades Youth Conservation Camp (EYCC) is located on the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area in western Palm Beach County. The Youth Camp was created by individuals who cared deeply about conservation, protecting wilderness areas, wildlife in natural habitats and preserving a way of life. The camp facility is managed by the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The residential summer camp program is for children completing 3rd – 8th grade. The EYCC also offers a Leadership Camp for youth completing grades 9th – 12th grade. Summer camp activities challenge camper’s physical, mental and social growth. Group leaders and instructors serve as guides through camp life and activities, mentors and role models. EYCC’s summer programs feature a unique conservation education theme with outdoor adventure activities in the Florida Everglades, as well as time to relax, have fun and make new friends.

The Everglades Youth Conservation Camp is an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited facility, meeting all ACA health, safety, and program quality standards.

*Space CampAlabama

*Busch Gardens: Summer Day Camps and Resident Camps turn Busch Gardens Tampa into a classroom that your kids will actually enjoy! Zoo School will open students’ eyes to a world of wildlife and wild places. Our Teacher Programs provide classroom-ready activities for students. Our Youth Group activities provides both education and thrills to groups of 15 or more. Learning is fun at Busch GardensSummer Camp Orlando

*Kennedy Space Center: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers youth programs and kid-friendly vacations for many grades and interests, including Camp Kennedy Space Center®, Overnight Adventures, field trips, Girl Scout and Boy Scout Salutes and Salute to Homeschoolers.


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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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