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Orlando’s coolest extracurricular programs for kids

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A Kids Gym Learning Academy
The learning opportunities are endless at A Kids Gym. Our Out-of-School Program offers an integrated approach to after-school enrichment that combines experiences in art, science, physical fitness and gymnastics. Also, our after-school cheer, dance, and gymnastics programs are designed for kids to gain self-confidence and skills in an environment where each child’s personal best is most important. Learning has never been more fun!

1495 Evans St., Oviedo
407-365-6800
akidsgym.com
akidsgymoviedo@aol.com


All Kids Spanish Immersion Program
We prepare your child to thrive in a global and multicultural world providing the roadmap to become bilingual. We offer a 32-week program from toddlers to 5th grade. After-school, homeschool, private classes, toddlers/preschool family-style classes and Saturday program. Schedule a FREE trial! We hold the programs at First Congregational Church.

225 S. Interlachen Ave., Winter Park
321-460-2844
allkidspanish.com
admin@allkidspanish.com


Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Explore. Learn. Inspire. You will find opportunities for educational immersion around every corner at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. In addition to the in-park experiences and up-close animal encounters, the Zoo has exciting educational programs for all ages such as: Wild Night Camping Adventure, Scout Programs, Workshops (Bat House Building in October), Homeschool ZOOventure Classes and Family Workshops—plus the Zoo Keeper Experience!

3755 NW. Hwy. 17/92, Sanford
407-323-4450
centralfloridazoo.org


Cranium Academy offers a curriculum that features enrichments of art, music education, physical education and character education. Our after-school program offers the perfect combination of homework help, new learning opportunities, physical activities and fun for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Teachers provide assistance in reading and math while offering activities in Spanish, science and art.

4068 Winter Garden Vineland Rd., Winter Garden – 407-294-6950
10275 Savannah Park Dr., Orlando – 407-255-2171
CraniumAcademy.com
info@craniumacademy.com


Cornell School of Fine Arts at Rollins College
Bring your child to the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. In addition to free admission, CFAM offers a rich environment that encourages creativity and imagination, making each visit a hands-on learning experience. CFAM’s Educational Gallery, with its interactive play stations and activities, provides a wonderful introduction to the world of art. Explore it together.

1000 Holt Avenue-2765, Winter Park
407.646.2526
info@rollins.edu


Dance 360 Orlando
Located in Baldwin Park, this is the leading dance studio for dancers ages 2 and up. Classes are offered in a variety of styles, including ballet, jazz, tap contemporary, hip-hop and much more! Both a recreational and competitive program are provided—there is truly something for everyone. Our instructors are highly trained, and our faculty includes nationally award-winning choreographers. Dance 360 Orlando is proud to be one of the only Dance Masters of America certified studios in Central Florida!

4867 New Broad St., Orlando
407-704-6800
dance360orlando.com
office@dance360orlando.com


Emotions Dance Studio
A brand new, state-of-the-art dance and fitness studio located in Central Florida. Emotions Dance Studio’s mission is to create artists one dance at a time. There’s a strong focus on technique, high-level instruction by experienced teachers, and a variety of programs for recreational students as well as the more serious students. We also offer a full schedule of adult and professional (former and current) classes for beginner through advanced dancers.

105 Melody Ln. West, Casselberry
407-788-1659
emotionsdancestudio.com
info@emotionsdancestudio.com


Full Sail Labs
An innovative learning provider specializing in transforming young students from content consumers into content creators. With unique year-round programs and workshops in game design, music production, robotics and more, kids (ages 7–12) and teens (ages 13–17) master skills using professional equipment in collaborative experiences. Students nourish their own creative greatness and change their world with it.

221 S. Semoran Blvd., Winter Park
407-673-6249
FullSailLabs.com
Info@FullSailLabs.com


Kumon Math & Reading Center
Kumon’s time-tested self-learning program uses engaging worksheets and guidance from an on-site instructor to present new concepts and materials, giving children an academic advantage in the classroom and throughout life. To learn more, attend a free orientation at a Kumon Math & Reading Center near you.

1.800.ABC.MATH
kumon.com
facebook.com/kumon


O2B Kids offers preschool education for infants to age 5, an after-school program for ages 6–13 and an unprecedented Family Membership Program for all kids from infants to age 13! Our all-inclusive price provides classes in karate, gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, art, science, technology, sports and more. We also do birthday parties, play groups and field trips and allow unlimited free play in our amazing Play Village!

O2B Kids Oviedo: 1175 Oviedo Mall Blvd.
O2B Kids Altamonte Springs: Oak Grove Shoppes, 995 N. State Rd. 434, Suite 600


Orlando Ballet (OBS) is one of the finest training academies in the world and is the official school of the Orlando Ballet. With three Central Florida locations, Orlando Ballet School adheres to the American Ballet Theatre® National Training curriculum, and our American Ballet Theatre® certified teachers provide disciplined training for dancers of all ages and levels. Register today by visiting orlandoballet.org.

407-418-9818
jzimmerman@orlandoballet.org


Orange County Library System
Parents, help your child get ready for kindergarten. The Kindergarten Readiness program is an eight-part series to prepare preschool children to excel in kindergarten through creative play, cooperative learning and imaginative activities! This series introduces important concepts and skills that align with the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds. In order to fully experience this series, please register and attend all eight sessions.

Various locations in Orange County
407-835-7323
ocls.info/kready
comrel@ocls.info


Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra offers free and low-cost programs perfect for families. We present 8 to 10 free concerts annually at outdoor parks throughout Central Florida. Our Symphony Storytime Series, presented at The Plaza Live, is only $10 per person, with children under age 3 admitted free. We also add special programs throughout the year. Visit orlandophil.org/family-friendly to learn more!

425 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando
407-770-0071
Orlandophil.org
Groups@orlandophil.org


Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP)
The REP’s platform is theatre. We are not naïve enough to think that theatre alone solves all our ills, but we do know that theatre is an extremely powerful tool for sharing perspectives and cultivating empathy. And we know that empathy and understanding can indeed save the world; therefore, we believe theatre is vitally important work. Theatre can bridge gaps; theatre can change hearts; theatre can change minds; theatre can inspire compassion; theatre can provoke conversation; and theatre can transform.

1001 East Princeton St., Orlando
407-896-7365
orlandorep.com


Orlando Science Center
The STEM Discovery Center at Orlando Science Center allows students in pre-K through 12th grade to explore STEM in hands-on, age-appropriate settings. Orlando Science Center offers an immersive after-school program, exciting school break camps and summer camps, early childhood education, homeschool days, volunteering opportunities and more. All programs help students develop 21st-century skills like collaboration and problem-solving.

777 E. Princeton St., Orlando
407-514-2112
osc.org
classes@osc.org


Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Taught by theater professionals and arts educators, our classes benefit youth and teens onstage as well as in everyday life. We celebrate the process of learning, experimenting, taking risks and challenging expectations by focusing first on acting, then on movement and finally on Shakespeare’s words. Alone or as a package, this training is valuable for beginning actors as well as professionals. Orlando Shakes youth and teen classes are jam-packed with fun for all ages!

812 E. Rollins St., Orlando
407-447-1700 ext. 1
orlandoshakes.org
education@orlandoshakes.org


Orlando Museum of Art
Help your kids broaden their horizons by enrolling them in one of our programs. We offer something for every budding artist! Giving children a strong base within the arts teaches practical skills, self-discipline, confidence, creativity and critical thinking and provides an outlet for artistic expression. Plus, you’ll absolutely adore the “masterpieces” they’ll bring home! Visit omart.org for more information.

2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando
407-896-4321 ext. 262
omart.org
info@omart.org


School of Rock Orlando & Oviedo Locations
For more than a decade, School of Rock has been inspiring kids to rock onstage and in life. We believe the best way to learn music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels.

Orlando/Windermere: 6700 Conroy Windermere Rd., Ste. 140, Orlando
407-710-9100
orlando.schoolofrock.com

Oviedo: 5420 Deep Lake Rd., Ste. 1024, Oviedo
407-706-3900
oviedo.schoolofrock.com


Starchild Academy
We provide school-aged kids a safe after-school environment that is both productive and fun. On days off school, field trips and other planned activities will keep your child busy and entertained. We offer dedicated classrooms, a quiet area for Homework Club with teacher assistance as needed, sports activities to keep kids active, nutritious snacks, transportation to and from local elementary schools, planned arts & crafts activities, big screen TV, classic videos games, computers and more. Choose from seven campuses in Orange and Seminole counties.

starchildacademy.com


Urban Ninja Athletics
Kids love our after-school program at UNA! Our after-school students learn parkour, tumbling and martial arts in a fun-filled, safe environment with our dedicated caring staff. We provide free transportation from most Seminole County schools. Your children will love our dynamic, character-building curriculum! Call now and save!

1155 Charles St., Unit 135
407-260-6242
urbanninjaathletics.com
urbanninjaathletics@gmail.com

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Party PLAYguide 2017

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The list of the top party venues, services and products in Orlando!

A special advertising section.


A Kids Gym Learning Gymnastics Academy
Jump, climb, play and laugh your way through our brightly colored space made specifically for active fun! Join us for your celebration and experience what an awesome birthday bash truly is. Your group will have the whole place to yourselves with games, music and activities created especially for your birthday star. Two of our trained “energizers” will lead the party and handle everything from setup to cleanup. We treat everyone like number one, in a facility made for fun! Call to book your party today.
1495 Evans St., Oviedo
407-365-6800
akidsgym.com


Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Have your child’s birthday party at the wildest place in town! Our ZOOper Birthday Packages include: zoo admission, a train and carousel ride, pizza and drinks, goodie bags, a reserved parking space for the birthday family, one hour in the party room, and two birthday hosts to make sure everything runs smoothly. Add an animal encounter for extra fun!
3755 NW. Hwy. 17/92, Sanford
407-323-4450 ext. 123
centralfloridazoo.org



Consider Any Thing Done can do it all! Planning a birthday party, baby shower or family celebration? We handle everything, including party theme, decorations, location, invitations and all the details in between. Put the fun back into your parties and consider any thing done! Call for a complimentary consultation. Serving the Central Florida area and beyond.
352-895-7535
ConsiderAnyThingDone.com
champ_alisha@yahoo.com


Cookie Cousins
Take Home Cookie Decorating Parties

Looking for a creative activity to add to your party? How about decorating your own cookies? This is a fun way to interact with each other and let your creative side come out. And of course, end with a sweet treat to eat. Take Home Cookie Decorating Parties include prebaked cookies and icing. Minimum of 24 cookies to place an order.
2322 Edgewater Dr., Orlando
407-420-7940
TheCookieCousins.com


Cranium Academy offers the coolest parties for kids ages 2–8, plus a more private, worry-free experience for parents! Your action-packed celebration includes up to 24 children and nearly exclusive use of our 10,000+ sq/ft indoor play areas with customized games, bouncers and slides, parent lounge areas and a private party room. Our party pros handle everything for your child’s special day!
Winter Garden: 4068 Winter Garden Vineland Rd., Orlando – 407-294-6950
Lake Nona: 10275 Savannah Park Dr., Orlando – 407-255-2171
CraniumAcademy.com


Grow and Sing Studios
Kindermusik birthday parties are a wonderful interactive experience for your baby, toddler or preschooler. Parties are age-appropriate and actively involve the parents and guests. Everyone will have a great time! Grow and Sing Studios educators are musicians and background-checked, licensed Kindermusik Educators, so this brings expertise that you won’t find anywhere else. Parties are mobile, we come to you!
407-970-2774
GrowAndSing.com
info@growandsing.com


Gymnastics USA provides families with all their party needs, while creating a day of fun, excitement and memories for all party participants. We are truly the “one stop spot” for your child’s special day. Choose our signature Olympic Theme birthday or the Do It Yourself party option. One thing is for certain, a gymnastics party at Gymnastics USA is the best kind of party!
400 Gold Medal Ct., Longwood
407-831-2582 13175 W. Colonial Dr., Winter Garden
407-614-8361
gymnasticsUSA.us


Lou & Pepper
We plan parties for kids ages 0–101! We love to celebrate your little ones but we love big kid parties too. Whether in your home or not, let us customize a party of any theme. From a playful celebration to an elegant soirée, we will curate your party from invitations to favors and everything in between! Contact us today for a free consultation. Serving Orlando and surrounding areas.
407-476-9659
louandpepper.com
info@louandpepper.com


Mad Science has birthday parties down to a science. Our parties entertain children of all ages with exciting, high-energy, interactive shows at our Mad Science Laboratory — or we can bring a party to you anywhere in Central Florida. Kids will be amazed by our cool demonstrations, crazy reactions and activities! Parents will love that Mad Science birthday parties are mess-free, stress-free and hassle-free.
1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd., Oviedo
386-898-4570
CFL.MadScience.orgFacebook.com/MSCentralFlorida


O2B Kids
5 reasons to have a party at O2B Kids!
1. The birthday child feels like the most important person in the world.
2. Guests will have a blast.
3. WE set-up. WE clean-up. YOU enjoy.
4. Our environment is safe and secure.
5. Party is a GREAT value!Build your own theme or choose a pirate, princess, sports or superhero themed party.
Oviedo: 1175 Oviedo Mall Blvd.
Altamonte Springs: 995 N. SR 434, Ste. 601 (Oak Grove Shoppes)
O2bkids.com


Orlando Repertory Theatre (The Rep) is a professional theatre with a mission to create experiences that enlighten, entertain and enrich families and young audiences. In addition to professional productions, the award-winning REP Youth Academy provides classes and workshops for children, along with professional development opportunities to classroom teachers. Visit our website for tickets and info on birthday parties!
1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando
407-896-7365
orlandorep.com


Orlando Science Center has the perfectly balanced equation with all of the necessary elements for your child to have FUN! With three unique, all-inclusive party packages and awesome add-ons to choose from, you can customize your celebration to build a day your child will never forget. So relax, leave the planning to us and celebrate with your kids!
777 E. Princeton St., Orlando
407-514-2112
osc.org/birthday
classes@osc.org


Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Celebrate your little one’s birthday at Orlando Shakes! Enjoy one of our exciting shows from our Children’s Series with a private party in either The Dr. Phillip’s Patrons Room or The Darden Courtyard. Visit orlandoshakes.org to download our Birthday Packet.
812 E. Rollins St., Orlando
407-447-1700, ext. 200
orlandoshakes.org
rentals@orlandoshakes.org


Painted Oaks Academy Ranch has been the number one destination for children’s pony parties for over 12 years. We offer two all-inclusive packages for kids ages 3–10. Our packages start at only $400 for a complete Pony Party for 10 kids, but we can also plan a custom Ultimate Party for up to 75 kids. Our packages include pony rides, hay rides, games, farm animals, music, horsey swings and playground. Additional options include piñata, bounce house, paint-the-pony, 1925 fire chief truck, face painting, pizza and BBQ.
15100 Lake Pickett Rd., Orlando
407-929-0970
paintedoaksacademy.com


RDV Sportsplex Ice Den Have the COOLEST party ever! Birthday parties at RDV Sportsplex Ice Den include 2+ hours of ice skating, a private party room, party leader, set up & clean up, pizza and unlimited soft drinks. Upgrade your party package to include paper products, decorations, invitations and goody bags — just bring the cake and candles. Call 407-916-2430 to book your party today!
8701 Maitland Summit Blvd., Orlando
407-916-2550
RDVSportsplex.com
info@mvpsportsclubs.com


Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena of Apopka provides a birthday party experience to exceed your expectations! Our specially trained party staff will organize and set up your child’s party for you; no work required! Your child and party guests will jump on our massive & safe trampoline arenas, cool off with refreshing beverages and treats from our Café and wind down with arcade games, cake and more!
474 S. Hunt Club Blvd., Apopka
407-307-5192
rebounderzapopka.com


Sky Zone Orlando
Elevate the way you celebrate! Book your best birthday ever at Sky Zone Orlando! We offer four different party packages, including our popular GLOW party.All parties include: 1 hour of jump time, 40 minutes in a private party room, a dedicated Sky Zone party host, pizza and unlimited fountain drinks, party products (plates, napkins, cups, and utensils), party room set-up and clean-up, plus E-vite invitations.
5250 International Dr., Orlando
407-326-0482
skyzone.com/orlando


WonderWorks
Turn your birthday upside-down at WonderWorks! Choose from our party packages to experience laser-tag, over 100 interactive and hands-on exhibits, a 4D Extreme Motion Ride, Virtual Roller Coaster, Indoor Ropes Course, and the Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show. With so many adventures to choose from, WonderWorks is the perfect place to celebrate your birthday!
9067 International Dr., Orlando
407-351-8800
wonderworksonline.com
birthdays@wonderworksorlando.com


Zoom Air Adventure Park Orlando
Take your celebration to a higher level — in the trees! Our zip lines and more will give your party a bird’s eye view of the land below as you trek through the trees on dancing logs, tight wires, suspended disks and zip lines. We offer party packages for ages 4 and up. Located at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens.
3755 NW. Hwy. 17/92, Sanford
407 330-0767
zoomair.us
office@zoomair.us

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Summer Camp PLAYguide

Your resource for awesome summer adventures!

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Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 3.03.23 PMCamp Kids Academy at A Kids Gym allows children to explore their creative side and have fun! We offer weekly theme camps for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as summer camp for school-age children in grades K–8. Weekly tuition ranges from $105–$160. There are even daily rates available! Full-time campers attend fi eld trips (included in tuition) with an optional Big Trip on Thursdays. Camp Kids are separated by age, and small group ratios are maintained. Exciting daily opportunities include gymnastics, science, games, art and more!

1495 Evans St., Oviedo
407-365-6800
akidsgym.com


All Kids Spanish offers three Spanish immersion summer camp programs at two locations: • Learn and practice Spanish surrounded by nature at Maya Maya Papaya Organic Farm (245 W. Beasley Rd., Oviedo). Options include a weekly themed, full-day summer camp for kids in K– 5th grades. Parents and toddlers/preschoolers can attend a family-style immersion class. • At First Congregational Church of Winter Park (225 S. Interlachen Ave.) , kids in K-5th grade can attend an 8-day intensive program. Basic Spanish experience required. Private classes also available.

321-460-2844
allkidspanish.com
admin@allkidspanish.com


Art & History Museums Maitland
Join us for Culture Camp! Six weeks of full-day or half-day summer camps for grades 1-6, offering 4 hours of themed and age-specifi c art instruction daily. Full-day campers will also explore our fi ve museums and beautiful historic campus, play games and enjoy visits with partners such as Audubon Center for Birds of Prey and the Maitland Fire Station.

231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland
407-539-2181
artandhistory.org


The Art Room offers hands-on artist fun for kids entering 1st grade and older. We offer nine different weeklong themed sessions beginning June 5, including Mosaic, 2D and 3D art. Choose 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. or 1 p.m.-3 p.m. sessions, or bring a lunch and stay all day for both sessions! Cost ranges from $155–$160/week and includes all supplies.

709 Main St., Windermere
407-909-1869
artroomorlando.com
art@artroomorlando.com


Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Bring your child to a whole new world of adventure. Explore exciting summer programs, including half-day and full-day camp options for children ages 5-12. Jr. Zoo Keeper, Pirates of the ZOOribbean, and so many more! For more information or to register, call 407-323-4450 ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org. Visit our website at centralfloridazoo.org for a complete brochure or to register online.

3755 NW. Hwy. 17/92, Sanford
407-323-4450 ext. 123
centralfloridazoo.org


Cranium Academy offers the ultimate summer camp experience with unforgettable learning and play adventures all summer long! From our classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art learning technology to our out-of-this-world play areas including an indoor gym and outdoor playground, you don’t have to choose between learning OR fun at camp anymore! STEM Camp also available. Call or visit us today to find out more information!

Two locations: Winter Garden 407-294-6950 (4068 Winter Garden Vineland Rd.)
East Orlando 407-255-2171 (10275 Savannah Park Dr.)
CraniumAcademy.com


Crealdé School of Art
Crealdé’s Art Camp runs June 5 to July 28. Young artists ages 4 to 17 will be immersed in a summer of creativity on Crealde’s lakeside campus in Winter Park. They will learn from professional artists in working studios and gather inspiration from campus galleries and sculpture garden. Select from one-week or two-week camps. All materials are included in the tuition!

600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park
407-671-1886
crealde.org
jhurt@crealde.org


Creative Inspiration Journey School
Nothing but fun and excitement await your child at the CIJS summer camp program. School-agers participate in weekly fi eld trips in addition to schoolwide weekly themed activities for infants through age 12. Lifelong memorable experiences are made daily with fun-fi lled 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.

780 E. State Rd. 434, Winter Springs
407-327-4000
CIJSchools.com
Info@CIJSChools.com


Dance 360
Our weeklong, half-day camps are geared toward students ages 3–6 starting June 12– August 4. Each week features a new and exciting theme — everything from princesses to pirates! All of our students will learn a dance they will share on the final day. No camps are scheduled during the week of July 4. See the full summer schedule of classes on our website.

4867 New Broad St., Orlando
407-704-6800
dance360orlando.com
office@dance360orlando.com


Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Broadway, jazz, dance, acting and a special needs partnership fi ll our stages when Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts takes over the arts center this summer. Join Broadway’s Paul Cannan, recording artist Rodney Whitaker and other seasoned professionals for weeklong programs, with final performances on our stages. Ages range from 7–20. Register before May 19 to avoid $25 late fee.

155 E. Anderson St., Orlando
407-455-5551
drphillipscenter.org/schoolofthearts


Edible Education Experience is a weeklong camp providing a seed-to-table experience. Children ages 11–15 will explore the fundamentals of cooking and gardening in our brand-new Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden. Children will be able to gather ingredients from the garden to prepare their own lunch while learning about how science, math and history can be discovered on their plate.

26 E. King St., Orlando
407-247-5137
EdibleEd.org
Allyson@edibleed.org


Emotions Dance Studio
Make new friends, get creative, create artwork and experience the excitement of performing. Our creative craft and dance camps for ages 7 and up (half-days available for 5 and up) integrate dance and visual arts along with music, creative movement and arts and crafts. Each week offers a different theme that sparks imagination and creativity with an informal art gallery and performance for friends and family at the end of each week.

105 Melody Ln. W., Orlando
407-788-1659
emotionsdancestudio.com
info@emotionsdancestudio.com


Five Stars Volleyball Club
Join us for summer camp skills clinic. Sharpen your skills for the upcoming Mini Club Season or learn the fundamentals. Coach Vicky Veloz is a former professional women’s volleyball player from Peru. Mini Club Season is August-October. June 26-29, Advanced Camp, 5–7 p.m., $130;July 10-14, Beginner/Intermediate Camp, 5–7 p.m., $100.

Holy Family Catholic School Gym
5129 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando
407-968-4839
fivestarsvbc.com
fivestarsvbc@gmail.com


Full Sail Labs offers weeklong summer camps that run from June to July on Full Sail University’s campus in Winter Park and at our Lake Nona location. Kids (ages 7–12) and teens (ages 13–17) use professional equipment to learn what they love: filmmaking, music production, game development and much more. Reserve your spot today!

221 S. Semoran Blvd., Winter Park
6555 Sanger Rd., Orlando
407-673-6249 Ext. 6788
Learn.FullSailLabs.com/playguide
Info@FullSailLabs.com


The Geneva School
Taught by The Geneva School’s talented faculty and athletic coaches, campers will enjoy enhancing skills, learning new ones and having some wild summer fun. Youth Digital, Code Teachers, and iBrick Academy are also partnering with Geneva to bring some technology and LEGO camps that are sure to pique the interest of your children. Don’t delay; sign up today!

2025 SR 436, Winter Park
407-332-6363
genevaschool.org/summercamps


iBrick Academy has provided camps, after school programs, and special/custom events using LEGO and LEGO Education Products for over 17 years. Our focus in LEGO LEARNING FUN at its best! We provide trained instructors (real teachers!) and all the equipment needed to have a successful event provided by a family owned and operated company with a combined 50+ years in education.

16877 E. Colonial Dr., #326, Orlando
407-230-6100
ibrickacademy.com
fun@ibrickacademy.com


Lake Cypress Summer Camp at Windermere Prep is for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade. A variety of activities, including crafts, fi eld games, swimming, sports, dance, cooking, martial arts, Drums Alive, game room, Gaga, box forts and more! Academic half-day camps for elementary and middle school. Register online now!

6189 Winter Garden-Vineland Rd., Windermere
407-905-7737
camp.windermereprep.com
camp@windermereprep.com


Leadership 4Girls camp is fun, interactive, and filled with powerful learning experiences.  Girls laugh, connect with others, share their strengths and learn how to communicate effectively in challenging team building situations. They engage in critical thinking and problem-solving activities that encourage creativity and effective communication.

1750 Common Way Rd., Orlando
321-946-1629
leadership4girls.org
cindy@leadership4girls.org


LearningRx Brain Camp offers an energized and educational weekly summer program in an engaging environment where your child can discover tools for thriving in school and life. Using strategic and entertaining mental exercises and games, we expose kids to fun activities that work on core brain skills, including memory, processing speed, attention, logic and more. When cognitive skills are strong, learning and life are easier!

6735 Conroy Rd., Ste. 326, Orlando
407-614-6255
learningrx.com/orlando-windermere


Mad Science sparks imaginative learning throughout the summer with AWESOME STEM Camps! Campers will watch a rocket launch, make fun potions and concoctions, create their own inventions, build their own robots, engineer with LEGO bricks and more! Your child will be able to touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about. Locations all over Central Florida, with tons of fun themes. We make science fun! Camp locations all over Central Florida!

Lab Address: 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd., Oviedo
386-898-4570
CFL.MadScience.org
Facebook.com/MSCentralFlorida


Summer Camp at O2B Kids ROCKS! Any child entering First through Eighth Grade who wants to investigate the mysteries of science, plant a garden, do karaoke, paint a picture, sing songs, play games with friends, learn a dance, do a flip, write stories, take a trip, play basketball, laugh, learn and play with their friends should attend our Summer Camp! Children are grouped by age and interest to help create easy and lasting friendships.

Altamonte Springs: 995 N State Rd 434 #601, 407-335-4422
Oviedo: 1175 Oviedo Mall Boulevard #1005, 407-542-8899
O2bkids.com


Orange County Regional History Center
History and fun collide at our Adventures in History Summer Camps. Our camps have a new pricing structure that makes these fun experiences even more affordable. Campers can learn about animals, participate in dance and drumming workshops, visit other museums via SunRail and explore downtown Orlando’s history. Your children are sure to leave with lasting memories.

65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando
407-836-8580
thehistorycenter.org/education/day-camps


Orlando Ballet School is regarded as one of the fi nest training academies in the world. We offer an extensive summer program for dancers of all ages. Whether you are a serious dancer looking to refi ne your technique or a young dancer looking for some summer fun, we have a summer program for you!

415 E. Princeton St., Orlando
407-418-9818
Orlandoballet.org
fagostino@orlandoballet.org


Orlando Repertory Theatre
Summer camps return to The REP, with over 80 offerings for students in pre-K through graduating high school seniors. The REP Youth Academy offers young people an environment where they can be themselves and support each other through the performing arts. Weeklong camps from June 5 through August 11. Five campus locations throughout Central Florida (including Orlando, UCF, Dr. Phillips, Lake Nona). Enroll online.

1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando
407-896-7365
orlandorep.com


Orlando Science Center
Experience an engaging environment that promotes hands-on learning while fostering excitement for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Daily experiences include guided activities, hands-on experiments, exploring exhibits, seeing a film or live show and more! Topics and fees vary by grade (pre-K–grade 9). Satellite also available in Seminole County for grades K–4 for selected dates in June and July.

777 E. Princeton St., Orlando
407-514-2000
osc.org
classes@osc.org


Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Taught by theater professionals and arts educators, these creative summer camps are designed to ignite the imagination and inspire creativity while teaching life skills. Inspired by Shakespeare, fairytales, Magic Treehouse, Where the Wild Things Are, and many more, Orlando Shakes’ summer camps are jam-packed with fun for all ages!

812 East Rollins St., Orlando
407-447-1700, ext. 1
orlandoshakes.org/summer-camps
boxoffice@orlandoshakes.org


Painted Oaks Academy
Horseback Riding Day Camp from 9am to 5pm! Learn to ride and take care of your horse. First-time riders welcome!
Learn to walk, trot and canter; large air-conditioned bunk house and crafts room; pool; games and more. Horse care and education: feeding, grooming, ect.
Many farm animals to play with and care for: lambs, mini-goats, chickens, bunnies and more.
Limited space available, register online at paintedoaksacademy.com

15100 Lake Pickett Road
407-929-0970
lisa@paintedoaksacademy.com


RDV Sportsplex Ice Den offers weekly Learn to Skate camp for beginner skaters ages 6+. Camp includes group lessons, supervised public skating, flexibility class and on and off ice games. Figure skating camp is for advanced skaters ages 7+, and RDV Ice Den and Orlando Solar Bears Hockey Camps are for experienced hockey players ages 5-18. Register today at RDVSportsplex.com!

8701 Maitland Summit Blvd., Orlando
407-916-2550
RDVSportsplex.com
info@mvpsportsclubs.com


R School is a new progressive learning center located on a 4.5 acre campus in East Orlando that includes a community garden, basketball court, playgrounds and lots of natural Florida beauty. Enrichment camps will be provided this summer for kids ages 5–12. Campers will enjoy a nurturing environment with leaders who have a passion for fostering imagination, inquiry and discovery. Visit our website for more camp details.

5873 N. Dean Rd., Orlando, 32817
407-385-0234
rschool.us
rschooladmin@rschool.us


StarChild Academy offers exciting summer camp programs at all seven of our locations. StarChild Academy’s programs feature fun-filled field trips and interesting guest speakers. In addition, many of StarChild Academy’s locations offer weeklong summer academic enrichment programs featuring interactive learning experiences such as aerospace engineering, computer programming, robotics, applied math fundamentals and creative writing.

StarChildAcademy.com


The Entertainment Coach Acting Camps. Learn how to audition for commercials and TV shows! Train in acting, auditioning and on-camera techniques in a fun and encouraging environment. Each camper will shoot a professional headshot, receive an actor mini reel and meet with a local talent agent. Please check our website for information on our year-round classes for children, teens and adults.

407-232-7152
theentcoach.com
info@theentcoach.com


The Parke House Academy offers a variety of fun-filled camps this summer! Please check out our Fun in The Sun Camp (ages 3–5). For our K– 5th students, we offer Art-A-Go-Go Camp, Roller Coaster Camp, and Shine in the Limelight Theater Camp. Join us for a fantastic summer!

 

1776 Minnesota Ave., Winter Park
407-647-3624
TheParkeHouseAcademy.com
pha@theparkehouseacademy.com


Theater South Playhouse
Welcome to The Playhouse! Join us for our 9th summer season, located in our brand-new theater in The Dr. Phillip’s Marketplace! Camps include: I WANNA MOANA, REVOLUTIONARY MUSICALS featuring Hamilton & Les Mis, MATILDA ROCKS, PITCH PERFECT & POP PRINCESS, CAMP WICKED, AWAKEN THE FORCE, MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM , and VIRAL VIDEO CAMP. Grades K–12. Pre- & post-care available. Act. Play. THRIVE.

The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips
7601 Della Dr., #15, Orlando
407-489-4458
TheatreSouthOrlando.com


Twinkle Toes offers the best in childcare from date night babysitting to full time nanny care. With nannies who are screened far beyond industry standards you can rest easy knowing your children are in the best of hands. It’s not too early to schedule your summer nanny for the whole summer or just to fill the gap between summer activities. You deserve peace of mind and your child deserves a Twinkle Toes Nanny!

southorlando.twinkletoesnanny.com


Summer Camp at the USTA National Campus kicks off June 5 and runs for 10 weeks, concluding on August 12. Campers will refine their games and their strokes, and learn skills that will help them enjoy the sport for a lifetime. The program will feature professional coaching and training, combined with the perfect blend of camaraderie and fun!

10000 USTA Blvd., Orlando
407-670-9630
reserve.ustanationalcampus.com/summercamps
georgiana.brown@usta.com


YMCA of Central Florida
Summer camp programs offer children a place where they can build the foundation for a lifetime of learning in a safe and caring atmosphere of fun. This year’s lineup includes specialty camps where kids can learn how to cook or be an entrepreneur as well as traditional day and overnight camps with engaging curriculums for mind, body and spirit.

433 N Mills Ave, Orlando
407-895-8618
ymcacentralflorida.com
camp@cfymca.org


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Maternity PLAYguide 2017


Here comes baby! These local services for expectant mothers will make your new baby’s transition into the world a little easier.

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B & B Babytalk offers a unique shopping experience. From Once Upon a Time to Happily Ever After! Fulfilling your needs from maternity to childhood. This family-owned business has everything. Maternity, infant & children’s clothing, baby gear & necessities, toys, new & resale, custom everything & even a photo studio. Hate shopping with your kids? Not here. We have a play area, and we happily welcome kids!
12315 S. Orange Blossom Trl., Orlando • 407-412-5043 • bbbabytalk.com


Birth In Awareness Homebirth and Midwifery Services
Maggie McCarthy, LM, CPM offers comprehensive prenatal care, including home birth, water birth, VBAC and prenatal midwifery care for those choosing hospital birth. Actively sharing in decision-making helps women feel empowered in their health care. Appointments are personalized for individual care and education. The Birth In Awareness team is confi dent and compassionate, focusing on creating family through education, awareness and support.
Serving Central Florida • 407-234-7482 • Birthinawarenessfl.comMaggiemccarthy723@gmail.com


Consider Anything Done, LLC Provides customized full-service assistance for families in the greater Orlando area. For over 25 years, owner Alisha Champ has been helping families in many different ways, such as new motherhood consulting (from swaddling to potty training), nanny services (including tutoring and survival swim lessons), event planning (birthdays and baby showers) and/or home organization and interior design. I will lighten your load to allow you more time for making memories with your family. If there’s a need, Consider Any Thing Done!
352-895-7535 • ConsiderAnyThingDone.com


Doulas of Orlando
The doula is a positive contribution to the care of women in labor. By tending to the woman’s emotional needs, obstetric outcomes are improved plus early mother/infant bonding and breastfeeding are enhanced. A woman’s satisfaction with the birth experience improves with a doula’s assistance during childbirth. We offer Birth & Postpartum Certifi ed Doulas, Childbirth Education, Placenta Encapsulation, Breastfeeding Assistance and Birth Consulting. Hablamos Espanol.
Serving Central Florida • 321-804-2969 • DoulasofOrlando.comlunardoulas@gmail.com


Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.52.39 PMScreen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.52.43 PMFlorida Hospital for Women is not only a haven for women’s health, but is also Florida Hospital’s newest addition to the extension network of women’s services. The 12-story, 332-bed comprehensive women’s hospital offers an array of services, including obstetrics, gynecology, surgery, breast care, and cardiovascular services. The hospital will soon be home to a Level 3 NICU, oncology, and innovative mental health services.
601 East Rollins Street, Orlando, Florida 32803 • 407-303-4HER • www.FH4Women.com


Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.52.28 PMJessica Friend Photo Design
Jessica Friend is an Orlando-based lifestyle portrait and event photographer whose work has a fresh, light, natural style with a photojournalistic feel. She loves to catch those in-between moments that showcase the love family members have for one another as well as their individual personalities. Her goal is to capture brief moments in time and turn them into family memories that will be cherished forever.
407-212-7881 • jessicafriendphotodesign.comjessica@jessicafriendphotodesign.com


Lou & Pepper love babies! Boutique Party Planners & MOMS, Andrea and Cristina, will partner with you to celebrate all of your baby’s party-worthy milestones. We specialize in parties for kids ages 0-101, so you can count on us for baby showers, faith-based celebrations and 1st birthday parties, and 2nd, and 3rd, and 4th … Contact us today for a free consultation.
Serving Orlando and surrounding areas • 407-476-9659 • louandpepper.cominfo@louandpepper.com


Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.52.14 PMScreen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.52.18 PMMaison Baby
Owned and operated by local moms, Maison Baby children’s boutique brings you the best of the best in gear, gifts and surprises for a variety of ages! Take the guesswork out of what’s great for your little one. Our products are mom-tested and kid-approved!
Maison Baby 485 S. Orlando Avenue • Maitland, FL 32751 • 407-605-2860 • www.maison-baby.com


The Placenta Hacienda
Central Florida’s #1 Placenta Encapsulation Service
CERTIFIED | INSURED | PROFESSIONAL
When only the best will do, turn to Florida’s ONLY Commercial Placenta Kitchen.
With over 5 years of commercial experience, you can trust The Placenta Hacienda to handle, process and prepare your placenta to help ease your postpartum time safely, securely & timely. Serving all of Central Florida.
201 West Cypress Street, Kissimmee • 407-301-2324 • theplacentahacienda.com


Romp n’ Roll Winter Garden
We offer a Baby Gym class (3-12 months) with a different theme and setup each week for your baby to develop appropriate skills and muscle groups. The 45-minute class includes instructor-led activities, yoga and relaxation tips, music, parachute time, sign language, and discussion topics for parents to share information with one another. Class opens with a book and ends with a lullaby, bubbles and song. Come play and discover with your baby!
14131 W. Colonial Dr., Winter Garden • 407-656-ROLL • rompnroll.com


Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.51.17 PMScreen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.51.20 PMSimply Shelby Photography is an on-location boutique studio specializing in modern baby, children, family and maternity photography. Owner and photographer Shelby Finkelstein uses only natural light and believes in taking a more “lifestyle” approach to her photography. Shelby’s style is PERFECTLY IMPERFECT. Being a mother of three has inspired her playful style and ability to connect with her subjects.
Central Florida and Surrounding Areas • 407-951-5123 • 561-654-4339 (cell) • shelby@simplyshelbyphoto.comwww.simplyshelbyphoto.com


Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.51.06 PMScreen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.51.11 PMtugboat & the bird was established in 2001, and is known by locals for its bright yellow door and playful interior. We carry traditional children’s clothing and layette, fun accessories, unique room décor and one-of-a-kind newborn and children’s gifts. Our cheerful employees are passionate about what they do and welcome the opportunity to help customers choose the perfect gift for their own children or for those of another. Baby registry in-store and online!
318 Park Avenue North • Winter Park FL 32789 • 407-647-5437 • www.tugboatandthebird.com


Twinkle Toes offers the best in childcare from date night babysitting to full time nanny care. With nannies who are screened far beyond industry standards you can rest easy knowing your children are in the best of hands. It’s not too early to schedule your summer nanny for the whole summer or just to fill the gap between summer activities. You deserve peace of mind and your child deserves a Twinkle Toes Nanny! southorlando.twinkletoesnanny.com


Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies
Our 11-story hospital provides complete women’s care, from obstetrical care and high-risk births to minimally invasive gynecological surgical services. We are also home to one of the largest, most advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the country, with national recognitions and outstanding care.
83 W. Miller St., Orlando • 321-8HEALTH • WinniePalmerHospital.com


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Pediatric PLAYguide 2017


Keep your family healthy! These pediatricians and pediatric dentists can guide your path to a healthier lifestyle.

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Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.33.44 PMScreen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.33.50 PMChildren’s Dentistry of Longwood: Dr. Donald is committed to the highest level of pediatric dentistry for your child. You and your child will experience dentistry in a fun environment that teaches about healthy teeth.
365 Wekiva Springs Rd., Ste. #121 Longwood 32779 • 321-295-7893 • www.longwoodpediatricdentist.com


Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.33.21 PMFirst Choice Pediatrics: We treat children from birth to 18. Our caring doctors and staff strive to provide extraordinary quality of care to every child, while simultaneously putting the parents’ minds at ease. We offer a range of services, including well visits, emergency sick visits and sports physicals. Our six locations use a centralized Patient Portal so that you can visit any of our offi ces and receive the same personalized care. Metrowest, Sanford, Kissimmee, Winter Park, East Orlando, Oviedo. 407-249-1234 • www.fcpediatrics.com


Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.32.59 PMScreen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.33.08 PMFlorida Hospital for Children: Supported by the strength, innovations and mission of the Florida Hospital system, Florida Hospital for Children is committed to delivering world-class programs, extraordinary patient care and clinical excellence. Our flagship children’s hospital is the heart of a pediatric network that includes primary care pediatricians, specialty clinics, children’s emergency departments and Kids Urgent Care.
601 E. Rollins St. Orlando 32803 • 407-303-5437 • floridahospitalforchildren.com


Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 7.08.00 PMFlorida Hospital Kids Urgent Care provides trusted, convenient pediatric medical treatment for minor illnesses and injuries when your pediatrician’s offi ce is closed. Our specially trained physicians and nurses treat infants to young adults as old as 21 years of age. Both locations are open exclusively after-hours until 11 p.m., 7 days per week, even on holidays.2325 W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park 32789 • 407-539-0311
105 S Country Club Rd, Lake Mary, FL 32746 • 321-363-4927 • MyKidsUrgentCare.com


Interlachen Pediatrics has been caring for Central Florida families for over 30 years. We are a team of 9 physicians, 4 nurse practitioners and staff working together to provide your child with the highest quality pediatric care. We strive to accomplish this by demonstrating compassion, excellence, integrity and teamwork and by treating every child as our own.
846 Lake Howell Rd., Maitland • 1000 W. Broadway St., Ste. 100, Oviedo • 407-767-247 • IntPeds.com


Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has provided compassionate care to the children, teenagers and young adults of Central Florida for more than 25 years. Led by dedicated doctors, specialists and caregivers, Arnold Palmer Hospital offers a wide range of advanced pediatric services in an environment built just for kids.
92 West Miller St., Orlando • 321-843-2584 • ArnoldPalmerHospital.com


Orlando Health Physician Associates is one of the largest multispeciality healthcare groups in Central Florida with convenient neighborhood locations, including 16 pediatrician offi ces. Because we are a part of Orlando Health, you have access to coordinated care, a wealth of experience and state-of-the-art resources, making us the right choice for your family. We have over 20 locations serving the Central Florida area. Visit our website to find the location nearest to you. 321.8HEALTH • paof.com


Orlando Orthopaedic Center: Dr. McCleary attended the Medical College of Ohio to earn his medical degree before completing a residency in pediatrics at Akron’s Children’s Hospital (ACH) in Akron, Ohio. At ACH, he completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine, providing him specialty training in the care of musculoskeletal and medical problems of active individuals, particularly athletes. Dr. McCleary is the managing physician for Orlando Orthopaedic Centers Concussion Program. 407-254-2500 • OrlandoOrtho.com


Orlando Orthopaedic Center: Dr. Riggenbach specializes in hand surgery for children and operative and non-operative management of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, nerves to the brachial plexus and extremities as well as microsurgery. He graduated from the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University and completed an orthopaedic residency at the Ohio State University Medical Center followed by a hand/upper extremity fellowship at the University of Florida Department of Orthopaedics. 407-254-2500 • OrlandoOrtho.com


Orlando Orthopaedic Center: Dr. Topoleski specializes in all aspects of children’s orthopaedics, including pediatric spinal surgery and the Ilizarov method. She earned her doctor of medicine degree from New York Medical College. Upon completion of her orthopaedic residency, Dr. Topoleski became a Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellow at Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa, Florida. She is the Orlando area’s only independent pediatric orthopaedist.
407-254-2500 • OrlandoOrtho.com


Orlando Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics: Dr. Chaudhry, Dr. Girardot and Dr. Patel are board-certifi ed pediatric dentists providing pediatric dental services to infants, children, teens and special needs patients. Dr. Smith provides orthodontic services to children and teens. We strive to create a positive dental experience in a comfortable, fun, and caring environment. 907 Outer Rd., Ste. A, Baldwin Park • 4769 The Grove Dr., Ste. #118, Windermere407-898-5437 • orlandopediatricdentistry.com


Pediatric Dental Group: Dr. Aina, Dr. Hernandez, Dr. Mendez and Dr. Sainvil have two years of specialty training following dental school, with experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood. Pediatric Dental Group is a group of board-certifi ed pediatric dentists who take pride in helping children get a healthy smile, one at a time. 9161 Narcoossee Rd., Ste. 101B, Orlando 5518 Lake Howell Rd., Winter Park • 407-737-7767 • pediatricdentalgroupflorida.com


Pediatric Dentistry of Central Florida: Dr. Bertot, Dr. Mansour, Dr. Correia and Dr. Smith offer the oldest active pediatric dental and orthodontics (Dr. Smith) practice in the greater Orlando area treating infants to teens and children with special needs. Being parents themselves, they strive to make each appointment positive and informative in addition to providing the highest quality care for your child. 1650 Maitland Ave., Maitland • 407- 628-2286 • 3109 Innovation Dr., St. Cloud • 407-593-8900 • ibrushteeth.com


Windermere Pediatrics: Committed to keeping babies to big kids happy and healthy! Our pediatricians are board-certifi ed by the American Board of Pediatrics. Our professional facility offers everything from on-site diagnosis and diagnostic testing to pediatric vision screening, ear piercings and in-offi ce circumcisions. We have a doctor on call 24 hours to provide you with quality care and peace of mind. 7635 Ashley Park Ct., Ste. 501, Windermere • 407-297-0030 • windermerepediatrics.org

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Party PLAYguide 2016

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Check out these party locations, services and planners for your child’s next birthday party!

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A Kids Gym

screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-10-05-40-amscreen-shot-2016-10-12-at-10-05-36-amJump, climb, play and explore our bright, exciting space filled with bounce houses, trampolines, obstacles courses, parachutes, hoops, balls and more! Two party “Energizers” will lead the kids in organized games and activities that they will literally flip over! Enjoy food and cake in the party room and a special chair for the birthday child. Call today to book the best party ever.
1495 Evans St., Oviedo
407-365-6800
www.akidsgym.com

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Consider Any Thing Done

screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-10-05-18-amscreen-shot-2016-10-12-at-10-05-14-amConsider Any Thing Done can do it all! Planning a birthday party, baby shower or family celebration? We handle the party theme, decorations, location, invitations and all the details in between. Put the fun back into your parties and Consider Any Thing Done! Call for a complimentary consultation.
352-895-7535
champ_alisha@yahoo.com
www.consideranythingdone.com

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Central Florida Zoo

screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-10-05-07-amscreen-shot-2016-10-12-at-10-05-03-amEach birthday is an opportunity to enjoy a celebration with family and friends. Make it EASY for you and FUN for everyone by booking a ZOOper Birthday Party at the Central Florida Zoo! For information and reservations, please call us or register online.
3755 US 17, Sanford
407-323-4450 ext. 138
bdayparties@centralfloridazoo.org
www.centralfloridazoo.org

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Cranium Academy

screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-10-04-59-amscreen-shot-2016-10-12-at-10-04-44-amCranium Academy offers the coolest parties for kids ages 2 to 8, plus a private, worry-free experience for parents! Your action-packed celebration includes up to 24 children and nearly exclusive use of our 10,000+ sq/ft indoor play areas with customized games, bouncers and slides, parent lounge areas and a private party room. Our party pros handle everything for your child’s special day!
Two Locations: 10275 Savannah Park Dr., Orlando
4068 Winter Garden Vineland Rd., Winter Garden
407-255-2171 (Orlando), 407-294-6950 (Winter Garden)
www.craniumacademy.com/birthday-parties

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Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream

screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-12-08-01-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-13-at-12-07-55-pmKelly’s Homemade Ice Cream offers many options for your child’s birthday party. Our ice cream truck can come to you, or you can host your party at our shop. We also do custom ice cream cakes for any occasion. All of our ice cream is homemade at our shop, and we have dairy-free sorbets and shaved ice.
3114 Corrine Dr., Orlando
321-226-8685
info@kellyshomemadeicecream.com
www.kellyshomemadeicecream.com

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Let’s Skate Orlando

screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-12-07-52-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-13-at-12-07-49-pmLet’s Skate Orlando is a fun skating rink for the whole family to enjoy together and the greatest place in Orlando for birthday parties. Choose from our six themed party rooms, including Beautiful Princess, Rock and Roll, Celebrate, Sports, Wizard and our wonderful Icy Frost Room. Schedule your parties early. See photos of our party rooms online.
14207 West Colonial Dr., Winter Garden
407-614-3812
letsskateorlando@aol.com
www.letsskateorlando.com

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Lil Angels Party Rental

screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-12-07-46-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-13-at-12-07-44-pmLil Angels Party Rental is here to make your next party or event a success. Serving Central Florida and surrounding areas, we offer the best prices for bounce houses, combos and waterslides in town! We offer FREE delivery and 1-day rentals. Please choose us for your next event.
407-286-5643
lilangelspartyrentals@gmail.com
www.lilangelspartyrentals.com

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Lou & Pepper

screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-12-07-39-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-13-at-12-07-30-pmHi, we’re Lou & Pepper and we LOVE parties. We’re also really good at planning them! We curate stylish + quirky parties from start to finish for kids ages 0-101. As a boutique party planning company based in Central Florida, our focus is to partner with you to celebrate life’s party-worthy moments.

 

407-476-9659
info@louandpepper.com
www.louandpepper.com

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Mad Science

screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-12-07-27-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-13-at-12-07-23-pmMad Science has birthday parties down to a science! Our parties entertain children of all ages with exciting, high-energy, interactive shows at our Mad Science
Laboratory OR at a location of your choice! Kids will be amazed by our cool, interactive demonstrations, crazy reactions and activities! Parents will love that Mad Science birthday parties are mess-free, stress-free and hassle-free.
1680 Oviedo Mall Blvd., Oviedo (We travel all over Central Florida!)
386-898-4570
MadScienceRocks@gmail.com
CFL.MadScience.org
Facebook.com/MSCentralFlorida

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Orlando Repertory Theatre

screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-9-56-56-amscreen-shot-2016-10-12-at-9-56-49-amOrlando Repertory Theatre (The REP) is a professional theatre with a mission to create experiences that enlighten, entertain and enrich families and young audiences. In addition to professional productions, the award-winning REP Youth Academy provides classes and workshops for children, along with professional development opportunities to classroom teachers. Visit our website for tickets and info on birthday parties! Come see Llama Llama, opening September 12!
1001 East Princeton St., Orlando
407-896-7365
www.orlandorep.com

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O2BKids Oviedo

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1. Your birthday child will feel like the most important person in the world!
2. Your guests will have a blast!
3. We set up! We clean up! You enjoy!
4. Our environment is safe and secure!
5. Our parties are a great value!
1175 Oviedo Mall Blvd., Oviedo
407-542-8899
Trudy@o2bkids.com
www.o2bkids.com

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Orlando Science Center

screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-9-56-46-amscreen-shot-2016-10-12-at-9-56-41-amWe’ve got birthdays down to a science! Orlando Science Center’s all inclusive party packages are designed to take the hassle out of party planning so you can relax and celebrate with your kids! Parties include a private decorated party room, party staff just for you, themed activities and admission to the Orlando Science Center. Visit us online for more information.
777 East Princeton St., Orlando
407-514-2112
www.osc.org/birthday-parties

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater

screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-9-56-36-amscreen-shot-2016-10-12-at-9-56-31-amCelebrate your child’s birthday at Orlando Shakes! We offer group ticket rates, room rentals, autograph sessions with characters after the performance and plenty of other special surprises to make the day unforgettable! Performances this season include Stuart Little (October 27–November 18, 2016) and Pinkalicious: The Musical! (April 6–May 6, 2017).
812 E. Rollins St., Orlando
407-447-1700 ext. 200
rentals@orlandoshakes.org
www.Orlandoshakes.org

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Pampered Chef

screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-9-56-28-amscreen-shot-2016-10-12-at-9-56-24-amAre you looking for a unique birthday party idea? A hands-on cooking class with Pampered Chef Director, Christina Epperson, is the perfect idea. Our Basic Party Package ($150) includes all the ingredients for a cooking class for 6–8 party guests (each additional child is $12). Choose from several themes, and each child gets their own high quality Pampered Chef cooking tool to take home! We offer a Premium Party Package as well!
352-804-9374
Christina@sassychefs.com
www.sassychefs.com

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Pigtails & Crewcuts

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-4-04-18-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-11-at-4-04-11-pmWhether it’s a pretty princess or a peppy pirate, we’ve got a party for you! Our salon has its own party room where kids can put their imaginations to the test. Our team will plan the party and lead the group in giggles galore as they play dress up, get a fancy hair-do, create arts and crafts and make great memories. EVERYTHING is included. Call or e-mail us to start your party planning.
Two Locations:
7536 Dr. Phillips Blvd., #300, Orlando
407-351-1017
5872 Red Bug Lake Rd., Winter Springs
407-790-7302
www.pigtailsandcrewcuts.com

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RDV Sportsplex Ice Den

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-4-04-07-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-11-at-4-04-00-pmHave the COOLEST party ever! Birthday parties at RDV Sportsplex Ice Den include
2+ hours of ice skating, a private party room, party leader, set up & clean up, pizza and unlimited soft drinks! Upgrade your party package to include paper products, decorations, invitations and goody bags — just bring the cake and candles! Call us to book your party today!
8701 Maitland Summit Blvd., Orlando
407-916-2550
info@mvpsportsclubs.com
www.RDVSportsplex.com

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Rebounderz

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-4-03-57-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-11-at-4-03-54-pmIndoor Trampoline Arena of Apopka is dedicated to providing a safe, exciting and fun environment for friends and families to enjoy together. Our mission is to explore the creation of unique extreme fun, to provide new stimulating activities for everyone and to boldly go where no one has gone before! Superior Engineering – Maximum Safety!
474 S. Hunt Club Blvd., Apopka
407-307-5192
www.rebounderzapopka.com

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Sparkled Pink

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-4-03-52-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-11-at-4-03-47-pmSparkled Pink offers a large selection of spa services, including mini-manicures, mini-pedicures, mini-facials, makeup, hair up-dos, and themed spa parties. Our parties are sure to make your child’s birthday sparkle. Party themes include: Princess & Pirates, American Girly Girl, La Bella Princess, Jazz It Up Rock Star, Paris Fashion Show, Jammin’ PJ, Glow-in-the-Dark and Sparkled Pink Spa. We offer mobile parties too!
457 Avalon Park S. Blvd., Suite 200, Orlando
407-277-2184 info@sparkledpink.com
www.SparkledPink.com

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The Sugar Table

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-4-03-42-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-11-at-4-03-39-pmBring your party to life with a customcandy buffet. Your guests will be in awe and your event will have an extra memorable  air! We will create a unique dessert bar that enhances your party’s theme. A Sugar Table is perfect for birthday parties, showers, weddings and more. Contact us for a free consultation.
407-476-6145
thesugartable@gmail.com
www.thesugartable.com

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Sky Zone Orlando

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-3-52-40-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-11-at-3-52-29-pmReady to take your next birthday to the SKY? Sky Zone Orlando offers several out-of-this-world birthday party packages to make your party soar, literally! Packages include one hour of jump time, private party room, dedicated party host, party supplies and pizza, unlimited fountain drinks, party room set-up/clean-up and evite invitations. Plus, the birthday child will receive a Sky Zone T-shirt & two 1-hour jump passes.
5250 International Dr., Suite C1, Orlando
407-917-2676
www.skyzone.com/Orlando

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Tutu Tales Party Production

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-3-52-25-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-11-at-3-51-52-pmTutu Tales Party Production is the LARGEST children’s event company in Central Florida, offering party services to custom-create unforgettable events! Services include characters, decorations, baked goods, photography and more! Choose from our cast of 80 characters for girls and boys, close your eyes and make a wish! Thank you for trusting us in taking your party from concept to completion!
321-804-5726
info@tututalesparty.com
www.TutuTalesParty.com

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Victory Martial Arts

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-3-51-49-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-11-at-3-51-45-pmVictory Martial Arts is a family fun place to celebrate exciting birthdays and parties! Let us do all the work while you just sit back and enjoy your child’s party… Victory style! Choose from one of our 13 Central Florida locations. Call to schedule your upcoming birthday celebration. All PLAYGROUND Magazine readers will receive 10% off their next party!

4418 Edgewater Dr., Orlando
877-797-7988
contactus@victoryma.com
www.victoryma.com

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WonderWorks

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-3-51-42-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-11-at-3-51-35-pmTurn your birthday upside-down at WonderWorks! Choose from our party packages to experience laser-tag, over 100 interactive and hands-on exhibits, a 4D extreme motion ride, virtual roller coaster, indoor ropes course and the Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show! With so many adventures to choose from, WonderWorks is the perfect place to celebrate your birthday!
9067 International Dr., Orlando
407-351-8800
birthdays@wonderworksorlando.com
www.wonderworksonline.com

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ZOOm Air Adventure Park Orlando

screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-3-51-33-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-11-at-3-51-29-pmZOOm Air Adventure Park Orlando at the Central Florida Zoo is taking your celebration to a higher level — in the trees! Choose from several birthday party ZOOm Air packages/courses. Contact us you have any questions or would like to schedule a birthday celebration that rises above the others. We’ll be happy to help!
3755 U.S. 17, Sanford
407-330-0767
office@zoomair.us
www.zoomair.us/orlando

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2016 EducationPLAYguide™

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A Kids Gym Learning Academy

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 5.35.51 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 5.35.47 PMA Kids Gym Learning Academy offers little learners (walking to pre-K) a wonderful introduction to school in a half-day or full-day program with a literature-rich environment and hands-on activities. We have an outstanding physical education curriculum that introduces little learners to gymnastics and dance and teaches them the core skills needed for basic ball handling, skipping, jumping, kicking and more.1495 Evans St. #400, Oviedo, FL 32765 • 407-365-6800 • akidsgymoviedo@aol.com •www.akidsgym.com

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Creative Inspiration Journey School

Screen Shot 2016-08-05 at 1.27.44 PMScreen Shot 2016-08-05 at 1.27.31 PMCreative Inspiration Journey School (CIJS) implements standards using a ground-breaking approach in an organized manner through interdisciplinary learning while integrating a project-based method of teaching with the Reggio inspired philosophy. We establish an environment where children love to learn through self-discovery, imagination, and creativity while interacting with others in a friendly and safe atmosphere. www.CIJSchools.com 407-327-4000 info@cijschools.com 780 E. State Rd. 434, Winter Springs, FL 32708.

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Cranium Academy

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.09.42 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.09.39 PMCranium Academy is a prestigious private school revolutionizing preschool (age 2+) through 5thgrade education. Students bene t from low student-teacher ratios and a unique combination of advanced curriculum featuring custom learning paths, critical thinking, innovative technology and creative play experiences. Also available are exceptional camps, birthday parties, after-school programs and more. 4068 Winter Garden Vineland Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787 • 407-294-6950 • www.craniumacademy.com

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FlipQuiz™

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.09.36 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.09.33 PMFlipQuiz™ provides educators with a quick way to create their own Jeopardy-type games for test reviews in the classroom, replacing traditional games created using poster board, chalkboards or markers. With FlipQuiz™, questions are displayed on-screen and saved for later, and students are more interested and engaged with the test review process. www.flipquiz.me

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Florida Film Academy

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.09.30 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.09.25 PMFlorida Film Academy offers year-round programming in East Orlando and Winter Garden for students ages 7 to 12 and ages 13 to 18. Specializing in after-school, homeschool, summer camp, workshops and special events, students can learn filmmaking, photography, journalism, movie make-up, acting, stop motion and so much more! Interested in having your child try a class? Mention PLAYGROUND Magazine for a free trial! 270 W. Plant St., Winter Garden, FL 34787 • 407-654-8400 • www.flfilmacademy.com

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Holy Family Catholic School

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.09.16 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.09.12 PMHoly Family Catholic School serves students pre-K to grade 8 and was voted #1 Private School in Orlando for 2015 and 2016. Holy Family Catholic School is fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference. As a Blue Ribbon School, it boasts high academics,  ne arts, foreign language and a vibrant sports program. Our philosophy is to provide a Catholic atmosphere where our students achieve academic excellence and a deep love for their faith. 5125 S. Apopka Vineland Rd., Orlando, FL 32819 • 407-876-9344 • www.hfcschool.com

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Huntington Learning Center

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.09.10 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.09.05 PMThe school year is just around the corner! Equip your child with the necessary skills to be successful at Huntington Learning Center. We provide individualized programs for students PK-12 and are open 6 days a week. Mention this ad and receive an Academic Evaluation for $99 (regular price $199). We look forward to helping your students achieve their goals!5060 Dr. Phillips Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819 407-522-4477 • aziz@huntingtondp.com • www.HuntingtonHelps.com

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Jewish Academy of Orlando

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.58.23 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.58.19 PMJewish Academy of Orlando is a K-5 school where students receive academic excellence within a culture of Jewish values. Our faculty strives to engage every student with new and innovative ways that best fits their learning style. Critical thinking, problem solving and challenged-based learning create an environment that encourages our students to be risk takers and strive for excellence. 851 N. Maitland Ave., Orlando, FL 32751 407-647-0713 • admissions@jewishacademyorlando.org • www.jewishacademyorlando.org

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Lake Highland Preparatory School

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.58.04 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.58.00 PMLake Highland Preparatory School is Central Florida’s school of opportunity. Lake Highland is a pre-K to 12th grade private school located on a beautiful 42-acre, lakefront campus in downtown Orlando. Students are inspired by innovative educators, and they thrive in academics, earning top rankings annually at international STEM competitions. Beyond outstanding academic opportunities, our artists and state-champion athletes flourish under the mentorship of award-winning directors and coaches.901 N. Highland Ave., Orlando, FL 32803 • 407-206-1900 • www.lhps.org

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LearningRx

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.57.58 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.57.53 PMLearningRx works with kids and adults, improving the core cognitive skills the brain uses to think, read, learn, remember and pay attention. Our programs focus on reading, math, comprehension, processing speed, attention (sustained, selective, divided), logic, visual processing, auditory processing, long and short-term memory, executive processing skills and study skills. We average 3.5 years of reading gain, 1 to 3 years of skill growth and a 15-point IQ increase. 6735 Conroy Rd., Ste. 326, Orlando, FL 32835 407-614-6255 • gleacox@learningrx.net • www.LearningRx.com/orlando-windermere

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Loving Earth Preschool

Screen-Shot-2016-07-27-at-4.00.39-PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 4.02.01 PMWe focus on early childhood education, ages 6 weeks old to 8 years old, which includes full-time, part-time and before and after school child care. Our teachers are experienced professionals, maintaining up-to-date knowledge to ensure academic excellence. Our programs are offered in a loving, nurturing, and challenging environment. Parents will find a spacious, clean, well-monitored, wholesome environment, where safety is the #1 priority.
813 N Lakemont Ave, Winter Park • 407-740-6118 • lovingearth@live.com • www.lovingearthpreschool.com

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MusikGarten

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.57.50 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.57.45 PMFounded in 1994, MusikGarten is an internationally known, pre-eminent early childhood music program available to children ages birth through 9 years old. Classes are informal and structured in a way that is age appropriate. Each lesson includes singing, dancing, playing instruments, listening and pattern work. Join us this fall in Downtown Orlando. 106 E. Church St., Orlando, FL 32801 • 407-423-3441 x1186 • srivera@fpco.org • www.fpco.org/musikgarten

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One School of the Arts

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.51.14 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.51.09 PMOne School of the Arts is a fast-growing, private, Christian school offering classes for children from pre-K to 12th grade, incorporating visual, performing, communicative and culinary arts into our program. Our mission is to provide a school of excellence, creativity, innovation, honor and curiosity where the mind and heart are fully engaged. Through this environment, scholars will thrive, discover their true identity and, as a result, find themselves positioned for success as leaders in our culture. Innovate. Create. Collaborate.1675 Dixon Rd., Longwood, FL 32779 • 407-774-0168 • www.oneschool.net

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Orlando Metro Gym

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.51.05 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.50.59 PMOrlando Metro Gym’s after-school program provides transportation from local schools directly to our facility. Daily activities include gym games, outdoor games, homework and trampoline time. In addition, once a week swimming and once a week gymnastics classes are provided. 4915 New Broad St., Orlando, FL 32814 • 407-644-0847 • www.orlandometrogymnastics.com

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Orlando Science Center

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.50.52 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.50.47 PMOrlando Science Center after-school programs are a wonderful way to engage children in additional STEM learning opportunities outside of the school day. The Orlando Science Center is launching a new immersive afters-chool program that offers enriching hands-on learning for elementary K-5 students. We believe in a hands-on, inquiry-based model that is developmentally appropriate by grade level. Registration begins August 22, 2016 and sessions begin January 16, 2017. 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando, FL 32803 • 407-514-2112 • classes@osc.org • www.osc.org

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Park Maitland School

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.50.41 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.50.37 PMPark Maitland School is an independent day school for children in pre-K4 through 6th grade known in the community and beyond for its challenging academics, fine arts, performing arts and cadre of enrichment subjects and activities that help mold the whole child. 1450 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, FL 32751 • 407-647-3038 • info@parkmaitland.org • www.parkmaitland.org

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Serendipity Learning Center

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.50.33 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.50.18 PMSerendipity Learning Center is an inspiring and developmentally appropriate learning environment that allows children to express their creativity, explore their surroundings and learn while providing peace of mind to parents when it comes to the care of their children. Starting at 6 weeks old. Located just off 17-92 between Casselberry and Maitland. Ask about our corporate discounts. 410 Ridge Rd., Fern Park, FL 32730 407-848-7790 • www.myserendipityschool.com

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StarChild Academy

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.43.08 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.43.01 PMStarChild Academy offers the highest quality children’s programs for those parents who want the very best in education, personal development and safety for their children. For infants through school-age children, StarChild Academy’s caring and dedicated educators provide first-class developmental programs at seven convenient, world-class facilities in Apopka/Wekiva, Hunter’s Creek, Lake Mary, Oviedo, Waterford Lakes, Windermere and Winter Garden. Several locations throughout Central Florida www.starchildacademy.com/locations

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St. Luke’s Lutheran School

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.42.38 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.42.35 PMSt. Luke’s Lutheran School provides a strong academic foundation. Our staff studies and uses materials that align with our school philosophy on education from multiple sources, such as Florida Sunshine State Standards, Regional Education Laboratories, Common Core State Standards Initiative, Concordia Curriculum Guides and national subject area organizations such as STEM education.Our goal is to help your child grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and academically. 2025 W. State Rd. 426, Oviedo, FL 32765 • 407-365-3228 • www.school.stlukes-oviedo.org

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Ampersand School

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.42.21 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.42.13 PMAmpersand School is an innovative K-12 learning environment. Ampersand is a radically new school experience for makers, entrepreneurs, inventors, philosophers, writers, thinkers, doers and world changers. If you’re looking for been there done that, we might not be the place for you. If not, let’s talk. 893 E. State Rd. 434, Longwood, FL 32750407-960-7994 • sayhello@ampersandschool.com • www.ampersandschool.com

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The Christ School

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.42.09 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.42.05 PMThe Christ School partners with families to provide an academically rigorous and Christ-centered K–8 experience.The Christ School students and graduates confidently pursue excellence in scholarship, service and leadership. The Christ School is an independent school accredited by Christian Schools of Florida.The Christ School is located in downtown Orlando on the campus of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. 106 E. Church St., Orlando, FL 32801 407-849-1665 • info@thechristschool.org • www.thechristschool.org

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The First Academy

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.42.02 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.41.56 PM (TFA) is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school serving over 1,400 students across four academic divisions: Upper School (9th-12th), Middle School (7th-8th), Lower School (K4-6th) and the Extended Educational Programs (Preschool, Homeschool and Special Needs). Since 1987, TFA has grown the academic, fine arts and athletic programs and has helped develop its students’ strength and character, leading these young men and women to serve others locally and globally. 2667 Bruton Blvd., Orlando, FL 32805407-206-8642 • www.thefirstacademy.org

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The Geneva School

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.13.26 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.14.25 PMThe Geneva School is a private school serving students in grades K4-12. The Geneva School embraces the gospel of Jesus Christ and applies the truths of Scripture as the foundation for all its programs. Subjects are integrated historically, thematically, and developmentally, all under the banner of God’s over-arching truth in history and creation.2025 State Rd. 436 Winter Park, FL 32792 • 407-332-6363 • www.genevaschool.org

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The Parke House Academy

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.13.23 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.13.19 PMThe Parke House Academy vision includes the preparation and continual assessment of a well-balanced academic program with both competitive and cooperative learning experiences. Our curriculum promotes a healthy social and cognitive development. Students acquire the necessary skills to meet present and future challenges within our advanced curriculum. We are traditional in our content, but young and innovative in our approach. • 1776 Minnesota Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789407-647-3624 • www.theparkehouseacademy.com

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Walden Community School

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.13.06 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.13.02 PMWalden Community School offers a unique educational program that focuses on educating the whole person through the development of each student’s artistic, intellectual, emotional, and physical growth. Led by excited, passionate teachers who utilize hands-on activities and big-picture thinking, Walden students learn how to think not what to think, enabling them to become motivated, eager, and responsible community members.4595 Howell Branch Rd., Winter Park, FL 32792 • 407-677-8225 www.waldencommunityschool.com

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Weekday School

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.12.39 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.12.35 PMWeekday School is a Christian preschool serving children ages 2 ½ to 5 years. Known for its committed teaching staff, play-based learning environment and personalized focus on each child, Weekday School offers small class sizes and a strong parent-volunteer network. Established in 1950 at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando and accredited by the Christian Schools of Florida. 106 E. Church St., Orlando, FL 32801 407-996-5864 www.weekdayschoolorlando.org

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Windermere Preparatory School

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.12.30 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-27 at 3.12.24 PMWindermere Preparatory School (WPS) is a private college preparatory school educating students from Pre-K3 to 12th grade. WPS is located on a 48-acre campus in Southwest Orlando and its curriculum culminates with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). WPS is the only Central Florida private school to offer the IB Diploma, which is widely considered as gold standard of high school curriculum. • 6189 Winter Garden Vineland Rd., Windermere, FL 34786407-905-7737 • www.windermereprep.com

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Summer Camp 2016 PLAYguide

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A Kids Gym

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 3.03.23 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 3.03.28 PMCamp Kids Academy at A Kids Gym in Oviedo offers full-time and part-time weekly themed camps for toddlers and preschoolers as well as a big kids summer camp for campers in grades K-8. Weekly tuition ranges between $105-$160. There are even daily rates available! Full-time older campers have daily field trips (included in tuition). There is an optional “big trip” on Thursdays. Exciting daily activities include gymnastics, science, games, art and more! 407-365-6800 • 1495 Evans St., Oviedo • www.akidsgym.com

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All Kids Spanish

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 3.03.19 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 3.03.19 PMChildren in grades K-5 will be immersed into the Spanish language and culture through fun themed activities. We guarantee to boost your child’s Spanish language skills! This is a two week Spanish immersion adventure program held at the Oviedo Mall, Community Room from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Themes for each week: June 13-17 is “Pasaportes Mini” and July 18-22 is “Mis Lugares Favoritos.” $165 per child per week; or 2 weeks for $299. This is a hands-on memorable experience. 321-460-2844 • 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd., Oviedo • allkidspanish@gmail.com • allkidspanish.com

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Art & History Museums Maitland

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 3.03.05 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 3.03.10 PMJoin us for Culture Camp. Eight weeks of full-day or half-day summer camps for grades 1-6, offering 4 hours of art instruction daily. Full-day campers also explore our five museums and
enjoy visits with partners such as Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. Learn more and enjoy free admission to Maitland Art Center during Family Day on May 21! Weekly rate: $100 half-day; $150 full-day. Multi-week discounts on full-day camp. Before/after care available. 407-539-2181 • 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland meganberry@artandhistory.org • www.artandhistory.org

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Camp Artegon

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 3.02.56 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 3.03.02 PMEncourage your little ones to explore their creative side with Artegon Marketplace as we partner with Sky Zone for a week of anti-ordinary fun! Our week-long summer camp is packed with exciting activities for kids ages 8-14. We will feature experiences such as glass blowing, candle making, magic classes and more! Give us a call for pricing information! June 20-24, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 407-351-9663 • Skyzoneorlando@gmail.com • 5250 International Dr., Ste. C1, Orlando

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The Art Room

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 3.02.48 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 3.02.51 PMTHE ART ROOM offers hands-on artist fun for kids entering 1st grade and up. We have 8 different weeklong themed sessions beginning June 6, including Mosaic, 2D and 3D art. Choose 10 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1p.m.-3 p.m. sessions or bring a lunch and stay all day for both sessions! Cost ranges from $155-160/ week and includes all supplies. 407-909-1869 • art@artroomorlando.com • 709 Main St., Windermere • www.artroomorlando.com

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Camp J

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 3.02.38 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 3.02.43 PMCamp J is more than a camp — it’s a family! Our caring, supportive counselors teach our campers to become independent and embrace their curiosity. Choose from a variety of traditional and specialty camps each week, all in our newly expanded indoor youth wing. Camp J is open to all children and embraces our community’s diversity, welcoming children of all backgrounds. 407-387-5330 • 11184 S. Apopka Vineland Rd., Orlando • www.campjorlando.org

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Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 3.02.18 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 3.02.22 PMBring your child to a whole new world of adventure. Explore exciting summer programs, including half and full day camp options for children ages 5-12. Jr. Zoo Keeper, Pirates of the ZOOribbean, and so many more! Visit our website for a complete brochure or to register online.
407-323-4450 ext. 123 • education@centralfloridazoo.org • 3755 N.W. Hwy. 17/92, Sanford • www.centralfloridazoo.org

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Camp Create-A-Lot

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.51.09 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.51.14 PMJoin us at The Craft Shack for an exciting summer of art, creativity and fun! In this mixed media arts and crafts camp, your child will have the opportunity to explore, get messy and create with a wide range of supplies, techniques and projects that will spark their curiosity and creativity. Camp runs June 6 to July 29, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for ages 5 and up. Cost is $200/week. 407-448-1375 • 218 W. Church Ave., Longwood • www.thecraftshackstudio.com

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Cranium Academy

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.51.00 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.51.03 PMSummer camps at Cranium Academy offer a dynamic mix of learning and fun! Our week-long, action-packed camps feature unique themes. Campers can become junior paleontologists discovering
fossils, artists preparing their first exhibit, young entrepreneurs opening a restaurant and more. With over 20,000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor play space, advanced curriculum and state-of-the-art technology, Cranium Academy is your ultimate summer camp destination. 407-294-6950 • 4068 Winter Garden Vineland Rd., Winter Garden • www.CraniumAcademy.com

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Dance 360

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.50.34 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.50.55 PMMom’s Morning Out: Drop your little ones (ages 3-5) off for a morning of dance, arts and crafts, story time and a snack. Classes meet Monday mornings: June 13, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25 and August 1 from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $25 for one session, $65 for 3 sessions, $125 for 6 sessions. Princess Camp: Our royal students will learn an enchanted dance to share on the final day. Session 1: July 11-July 15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Session 2: August 1-August 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., $150/ session. 407-704-6800 • office@dance360orlando.com
4867 New Broad St., Orlando • www.dance360orlando.com

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Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts Summer Camps & Workshops

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.50.27 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.50.30 PMGo to camp where the stars perform. National pros like Broadway’s Paul Canaan and recording artist Rodney Whitaker inspire kids and adults through professional mentoring and showcase performances on stage at the Dr. Phillips Center. Participating in the arts develops the whole person–body, mind and imagination. Join us for Broadway, jazz, vocals, theater and dance. To register, visit drphillipscenter.org/schoolofthearts. 407-455-5551 • 155 E. Anderson St., Orlando • www.drphillipscenter.org

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Five Stars Volleyball Club

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.50.15 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.50.21 PMJoin us for summer camp skills clinic July 11-15 from 6-8 p.m. Sharpen your skills for the upcoming Mini Club Season or learn the fundamentals. Coach Vicky Veloz is a former professional women’s volleyball player from Peru. Beginners and advanced players are welcome. Recommended for boys and girls ages K-8. $95/week. Mini Club Season is August-October. Try-outs will be held August 4 and 5. 862-262-2085 • fnvolleyball@gmail.com • Ocoee Middle School Gym, 300 S. Bluford Ave., Ocoee • www.fivestarsvbc.com

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Florida Film Academy

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.40.31 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.40.35 PMSummer camps are back, and this year we have a fantastic line-up of themes and visiting experts at our Winter Garden and St. Augustine locations. Students create their own stories and learn how to script, film, direct, edit and act in their own movies. At the end of the week, families join us for our Friday premiere, where we show the campers’ movies on the big screen! Teens can also experience our advanced DSLR or Summer Film Academy in St. Augustine! Ages 7-12 and 13-18. 407-654-8400 • 270 W. Plant St., Winter Garden • www.FLFilmAcademy.com

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Full Sail Labs

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.40.21 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.40.26 PMUnleash your children’s creativity this summer through technology. A variety of weekly camps are available, designed to encourage and develop young minds. Featured camps include: Game
Adventures, Game Design, Minecraft, Movies and Robotics for kids (ages 7-12) and 3D Games, Film and Video, Music Production and Raspberry Pi for teens (13-17). Classes will start the week of June 6 and continue through August 12. 407-673-6249 • info@FullSailLabs.com 221 S. Semoran Blvd., Winter Park • www.FullSailLabs.com

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Ibrick Academy

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.40.09 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.40.13 PMIbrick Academy provides camps, after school programs, and special/custom events using LEGO and LEGO Education Products for over 15 years. Our focus is LEGO LEARNING FUN at its best! We provide trained instructors and all the equipment needed to have a successful event provided by a family owned and operated company with a combined 50+ years in education. 407-230-6100 • fun@ibrickacademy.com • 16877 E. Colonial Dr., Ste. 326, Orlando • www.ibrickacademy.com

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Irblich Schools

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.40.01 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.40.04 PMIrblich Schools offers 3-week camps for ages 6-16. Become a Jr. Herbalist/Alchemist. Learn the magical and useful properties of 13 common herbs through stories, games, crafts and activities, plus a field trip to a working herb farm. Food provided daily that is food allergy and asthma-friendly. Ask about our 13-week Herbal Preschool Camp for ages 3-5. $190/week if you mention PLAYGROUND Magazine before attending. 407-542-0833 • 126 E. State Rd. 434, #1600, Winter Springs • www.irblichschools.com/summer-camp

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Learning RX

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.39.54 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.39.56 PMLearning RX’s energized and educational weekly summer program is an engaging environment in which your child can discover tools for thriving in school and life. Using strategic and entertaining mental exercises and games, we expose kids to fun activities that work on core brain skills, including memory, processing speed, attention, logic and more. When cognitive skills are strong, learning and life are easier! 407-614-6255 • 6735 Conroy Rd., #326, Orlando • www.learningrx.com/orlando-windermere

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Loving Earth Preschool

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.30.10 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.30.16 PMOur camps run weekly from June 13 to August 12, providing activities for all ages. Field trips will be offered for campers ages 5–10. Activities include science, arts and crafts, sports, water play, cooking experience, swimming lessons, fun field trips and much more.
Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. 407-740-6118 • lovingearth@live.com • 813 N. Lakemont Ave., Winter Park • www.lovingearthpreschool.com

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Mad Science

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.29.41 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.29.47 PMMad Science sparks imaginative learning throughout the summer. Campers will watch a rocket launch, make fun potions and concoctions, create their own inventions, build their own robots, engineer with LEGO bricks and more! Your child will be able to touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about. Locations all over Central Florida with tons of fun themes. We make science fun! 386-898-4570 • 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd., Oviedo • CFL.MadScience.orgFacebook.com/MSCentralFlorida

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Orlando Ballet

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.29.30 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.29.35 PMOrlando Ballet offers summer programs for dancers of all ages. No matter your level of experience, we have a summer program for you! Our Young Summer Dancers program is specially designed for our youngest dancers. The Jr. Intensive is designed to give students continued intense ballet training as well as expose them to jazz, character, musical theatre and more!
407-418-9818 • Central Campus: 2201 McRae Ave., Orlando • www.orlandoballetschool.org

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Orlando Metro Gymnastics

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.29.20 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.29.25 PMJoin us this summer for our Kidz Sports Summer Camp. Full-day and halfday options available. Customize how many days per week are needed to meet your needs. Activities include
gymnastics, indoor games, outdoor games, bounce house, swimming and weekly field trips. Ages 4 and up accepted. Register early as space is limited.
Baldwin Park 407-644-0847 • Waterford Lakes 407-207-4110 • LB McLeod 407-246-1200 • www.metrogyms.com

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The REP – Orlando Repertory Theatre

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.29.08 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.29.12 PMThe award-winning REP Youth Academy’s Summer Camps are back! This year’s offerings boast OVER 85 innovative new camps at 5 locations across Central Florida. The REP’s camp and productions are designed to foster self-confidence, creativity, problem-solving skills, trust, and discipline through the performing arts. For camp dates and more information, visit our website. 407-896-7365 • 1001 East Princeton St., Orlando • www.orlandorep.com

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Orlando Science Center

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.17.03 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.17.07 PMSTEM, STEM, STEM – Science Center Camps offer children hands-on, interactive STEM experiences all summer long in a fun, safe environment. Children will make new friends, learn about
team work and communication skills and have a ton of fun, all in a safe, nurturing environment!
407-514-2112 • classes@osc.org • 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando • www.osc.org/education/summer-camps

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.16.50 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.16.56 PMTaught by theater professionals and arts educators, these creative arts summer camps are designed to ignite the imagination and inspire creativity while teaching life skills. Our summer camps encourage collaboration, problem solving, concentration, public speaking and a strong work ethic. Each camp uses creative dramatics, music and movement, familiar story themes, games, arts and crafts and lots of IMAGINATION to explore the fun and variety of theater. Camps start June 13 and are open to kids in pre-K through 12th grade. 407-447-1700, ext. 1 • boxoffice@orlandoshakes.org • 812 East Rollins St., Orlando • orlandoshakes.org

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Pampered Chef

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.16.40 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.16.44 PMLooking for a fun “kids in the kitchen” summer camp? Join Pampered Chef Director, Christina Epperson, for cooking classes. Your child will learn kitchen basics and knife skills and cook several recipes. Registration is required and is capped to the first 10 kids each week. Available weeks: June 13, June 27 and July 18. Classes will run Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $125/week. Ages 7-15. • 352-804-9374 • Oviedo • www.sassychefs.com

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RDV Sportsplex Ice Den

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.16.33 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.16.36 PMStay cool this summer with Learn to Skate Ice Skating Camp! Youth ages 6 and up are invited to participate in this weekly camp offered from June 6-August 12 (not be offered the weeks of June 13-17 and July 11-15) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $245/week. Skaters experience learning how to skate, learning show numbers, choosing music for their show numbers and decorating their costume. A performance is held on the last day of each camp week. Register online today! 407-916-2550 • 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd., Orlando • info@mvpsportsclubs.com • www.RDVSportsplex.com

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Sparkled Pink

Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 8.24.36 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-20 at 8.25.20 PMOur camp is sure to keep your special girl excited and entertained all summer long. From cooking 101 to fashion design, weekly make-overs, crafts and games. They will be sure to remember this Sparkled Pink summer experience for a lifetime. 407-277-2184 • info@sparkledpink.com • 457 Avalon Park S Blvd. #200 Orlando, FL 32828 • www.SparkledPink.com

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StarChild Academy

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.16.24 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.16.28 PMStarChild Academy offers exciting summer camp programs at all seven of our locations. StarChild Academy’s programs feature fun-filled field trips and interesting guest speakers. In addition, many of StarChild Academy’s locations offer week-long summer academic enrichment programs featuring interactive learning experiences such as aerospace engineering, computer programming, robotics, applied math fundamentals and creative writing. www.StarChildAcademy.com

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St. Luke’s Lutheran School

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.01.59 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.02.03 PMSt. Luke’s Lutheran School offers half-day and full-day programs for upcoming K-8 students. There are a variety of camp options, including math, art, sewing, science, kindergarten preparation, sports, robotics and computers. All camps are held on our safe and secure campus. You can find the registration information on our website or call the school directly. 407-365-3228 • sabell@sllcs.org (Sherry Abell) • 2025 W. SR 426, Oviedo • school.sllcs.org

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TechMe

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.01.50 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.01.54 PMTechMe, an Orlando-based after-school STEM learning center, provides programs where they develop KidResumes™! TechMe has written a popular early reader eBook entitled Sports Is Fun, but Technology Pays! due to be released this summer. Pre-order your FREE copy! ($15 value). TechMe is partners with the Orlando Science Center and OCPS! Limited enrollment. Summer program begins June 14th. Ages 5-17. Register now! Save $25 with code: summer16 407-900-9171 • bruchetta@techmecenter.com • 13000 Avalon Lake Dr., Ste. 208, Orlando • www.TechMeCenter.com

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Theatre South Orlando

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.01.05 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.01.44 PMTheatre South Orlando, located in Dr. Phillips at the new Rosen Event Center Theater, offers professional quality theater camps for kids ages 6-18. All camps are taught by professional performers currently working in their field. This summer’s line-up includes Camp Grease, Descending Royals Camp, Teen Pitch Perfect, Journey To Oz, Princess Boot Camp and Viral Video Star. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with before and aftercare available. 407-489-4458 • theatresouthorlando@gmail.com • 11184 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, FL 32836 • www.TheatreSouthOrlando.com

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Urban Ninja Athletics

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.00.55 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.00.59 PMOur unique summer camp is a great way for your child to have a fun filled, exciting and supervised experience. Whether it be our Parkour course, Martial Arts classes or fun field trips, your child will have a blast. We are open 7:30 a.m.–6:15 p.m., Monday-Friday. Camp runs May 31-August 9. Ages 5-12. Weekly rates from $129-$149, plus $99 registration. 407-260-6242 • urbanninjaathletics@gmail.com • 1155 Charles St., Unit 135, Longwood • www.urbanninjaathletics.com

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Winterclub Indoor Ski & Snowboard

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.00.45 PMScreen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.00.50 PMWinterclub Indoor Ski & Snowboard offers a unique indoor winter sports facility, giving kids the opportunity to experience snowboarding and skiing. Our five-day comprehensive program encourages kids not only to have fun, but also to develop lasting friendships with their chaperones, instructors and classmates. Small groups led by professional instructors teach mountain safety and ski and snowboard techniques to all levels from beginners to experts. 407-618-1123 • 2950 Aloma Ave., Winter Park • www.winterclubski.com

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Maternity PLAYguide 2016

Here comes baby … These local services for expectant mothers will make your new baby’s transition into the world a little easier.
A Special Advertising Section

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A New Image Baby

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.53.07 PMScreen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.53.11 PMA New Image Baby is a Diagnostic Ultrasound Service Clinic providing patients with superior diagnostic and 3D/4D ultrasound services in a caring, safe and convenient environment. Our Registered Sonographers and highly experienced Board Certified Radiologist are here to exceed patients’ and referring physician’s expectations when it comes to care and attention to details. We specialize in General Ultrasound, OB/GYN and Vascular Ultrasound.
A New Image Baby Ultrasound Care Specialist, Inc 8803 Futures Dr., Ste. 12-Unit 105 Orlando, FL 32819 • www.anewimagebaby.com

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Consider Any Thing Done

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.52.56 PMScreen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.53.02 PMConsider Any Thing Done, LLC provides customized full service assistance for families in the greater Orlando area. For over 25 years, owner Alisha Champ has been helping families in many different ways such as: new motherhood consulting (from swaddling to potty training), nanny services (including tutoring and survival swim lessons), event planning (birthdays and baby showers) and/or home organization and interior design. I will lighten your load to allow you more time for making memories with your family. If there’s a need, Consider Any Thing Done! www.consideranythingdone.com • 352-895-7535

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Doulas of Orlando

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.52.49 PMScreen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.52.52 PMThe doula is a positive contribution to the care of women in labor. By attending to the woman’s emotional needs, obstetric outcomes are improved plus early mother/infant bonding and breastfeeding are enhanced. A women’s satisfaction with the birth experience improves with a doula’s assistance during childbirth. We offer Birth & Postpartum Certifi ed Doulas, Childbirth Education, Placenta Encapsulation, Breastfeeding Assistance and Birth Consulting. Hablamos Espanol. Serving Orlando and surrounding areas
321.804.2969 • www.DoulasofOrlando.com

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Florida Hospital for Women

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.52.39 PMScreen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.52.43 PMFlorida Hospital for Women is not only a haven for women’s health, but is also Florida Hospital’s newest addition to the extension network of women’s services. The 12-story, 332-bed comprehensive women’s hospital offers an array of services, including obstetrics, gynecology, surgery, breast care, and cardiovascular services. The hospital will soon be home to a Level 3 NICU, oncology, and innovative mental health services.
601 East Rollins Street, Orlando, Florida 32803 • 407-303-4HER • www.FH4Women.com

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Jessica Friend Photo Design

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.52.28 PMScreen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.52.33 PMJessica Friend is an Orlando-based lifestyle portrait and event photographer whose work has a fresh, light, natural style with a photojournalistic feel. She loves to catch those in-between moments that showcase the love family members have for one another as well as their individual personalities. Her goal is to capture brief moments in time and turn them into family memories that will be cherished forever.
407-212-7881 • jessicafriendphotodesign.com • jessica@jessicafriendphotodesign.com

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Maison Baby

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.52.14 PMScreen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.52.18 PMMaison Baby, Owned and operated by local moms, Maison Baby children’s boutique brings you the best of the best in gear, gifts and surprises for a variety of ages! Take the guesswork out of what’s great for your little one. Our products are mom-tested and kidapproved!
Maison Baby 485 S. Orlando Avenue • Maitland, FL 32751 407-605-2860 • www.maison-baby.com

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Nurse and Nurture

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.52.01 PMScreen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.52.08 PMNurse and Nurture is the premier newborn night nurse provider. We only hire college-educated RNs who have years of experience, are CPR certifi ed, have passed a criminal background check, and most importantly, who love babies! Our nurses provide the best possible care for your baby so you can rest peacefully and enjoy a good night’s sleep.
Serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas • 404-835-7580 • www.nurseandnurture.com • Kristin@nurseandnurture.com

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The Salt Room

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.51.26 PMScreen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.51.57 PMThe Salt Room specializes in natural relief from allergies, asthma, sinusitis, ear infections, colds, and numerous skin conditions. Perfect for expectant mothers who want natural relief for a medication-free pregnancy. Other holistic services offered are prenatal massages, 100% organic facials and acupuncture.
1804 N. Mills Ave. 407-965-3065 • www.SaltRoomOrlando.com

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Simply Shelby Photography

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.51.17 PMScreen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.51.20 PMSimply Shelby Photography is an on-location boutique studio specializing in modern baby, children, family and maternity photography. Owner and photographer Shelby Finkelstein uses only natural light and believes in taking a more “lifestyle” approach to her photography. Shelby’s style is PERFECTLY IMPERFECT. Being a mother of three has inspired her playful style and ability to connect with her subjects.
Central Florida and Surrounding Areas 407-951-5123 • 561-654-4339 (cell) shelby@simplyshelbyphoto.com www.simplyshelbyphoto.com

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Tugboat & the Bird

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.51.06 PMScreen Shot 2016-04-18 at 2.51.11 PMTugboat & the Bird was established in 2001, and is known by locals for its bright yellow door and playful interior. We carry traditional children’s clothing and layette, fun accessories, unique room décor and one-of-a-kind newborn and children’s gifts. Tugboat & the Bird’s cheerful employees are passionate about what they do and welcome the opportunity to help customers choose the perfect gift for their own children or for those of another.
318 Park Avenue North • Winter Park FL 32789 407-647-5437 • www.tugboatandthebird.com

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Pediatric PLAYguide 2016

Keep your family healthy! These pediatricians and pediatric dentists can guide your path to a healthier lifestyle.
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Children’s Dentistry of Longwood

Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.33.44 PMScreen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.33.50 PMDr. Donald is committed to the highest level of pediatric dentistry for your child. You and your child will experience dentistry in a fun environment that teaches about healthy teeth.
365 Wekiva Springs Rd., Ste. #121 Longwood 32779 • 321-295-7893 • www.longwoodpediatricdentist.com

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Elevation Health

Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.33.25 PMScreen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.33.29 PMDr. Dan Yachter (founder) has been providing safe and effective chiropractic care to infants, children and teenagers for over 12 years. With his extensive training and Diplomate status in pediatrics and maternity care, he safely cares for most common pediatric conditions such as sleep issues, colic, ear infections, acid reflux, asthma, allergies and ADHD through chiropractic’s drugless and preventative approach to good health.
3673 Lake Emma Rd. • Lake Mary 32746 • 407-588-0970 • www.ElevationHealth.com

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First Choice Pediatrics

Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.33.15 PMScreen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.33.21 PMWe treat children from birth to 18. Our caring doctors and staff strive to provide extraordinary quality of care to every child, while simultaneously putting the parents’ minds at ease. We offer a range of services including well visits, emergency sick visits and sports physicals. Our six locations make it easy for Orlando families to visit us at our offices in Metrowest, Sanford, Kissimmee, Winter Park, East Orlando and Oviedo.
407-249-1234 • www.fcpediatrics.com

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Florida Hospital for Children

Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.32.59 PMScreen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.33.08 PMWith the help of Walt Disney Imagineering, our seven-story, technologically advanced facility features a child-centered healing environment. We lead the way, in our approach to healthcare, but in research as well, finding new methods for treating children so we can improve outcomes serving as a global destination for Epilepsy, Cardiology and Cellular Therapy patients.
601 E. Rollins St. Orlando 32803 • 407-303-5437 • floridahospitalforchildren.com

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Florida Hospital Kids Urgent Care

Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 7.08.00 PMScreen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.25.25 PMKids Urgent Care is open 7 days-a-week for care of minor illness and injury. Whether your child has a sore throat, upset stomach, allergies, or needs labwork, our Florida Hospital for Children Board-Certified pediatricians will provide the quality medical care they need. Rest assured that your little ones are in great hands with Kids Urgent Care’s team of dedicated professionals.
2325 W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park 32789 • 105 S Country Club Rd, Lake Mary, FL 32746 • 407-539-0311 • MyKidsUrgentCare.com

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Little Gators Pediatric Dental Office

Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.25.05 PMScreen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.25.09 PMAimed at helping kids (and parents) enjoy their dental experience. Our offi ce environment is designed to help put children at ease and we have all of the kid-friendly staples including books, games and flat screen tvs. “We treat every patient as we’d expect our own child to be treated.”
3650 Winter Garden Vineland Rd. Winter Garden 34787 • 407-347-5956 • littlegatorspediatricdentist.com

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Orlando Orthopaedic Center

Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.24.44 PMScreen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.24.58 PMDr. McCleary attended the Medical College of Ohio to earn his medical degree before completing a residency in Pediatrics at Akron’s Children’s Hospital (ACH) in Akron, Ohio. It was also at ACH where he completed a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine, providing him specialty training in the care of musculoskeletal and medical problems of active individuals, particularly athletes. Dr. McCleary is the managing physician for Orlando Orthopaedic Centers Concussion Program.
407-254-2500 • www.OrlandoOrtho.com

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Orlando Orthopaedic Center

Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.24.44 PMScreen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.24.54 PMDr. Riggenbach specializes in hand surgery for children and operative and non-operative management of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, nerves to the brachial plexus and extremities as well as microsurgery. He graduated from the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University and completed an orthopaedic residency at the Ohio State University Medical Center followed by a Hand/Upper Extremity Fellowship at the University of Florida Department of Orthopaedics.
407-254-2500 • www.OrlandoOrtho.com

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Orlando Orthopaedic Center

Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.24.44 PMScreen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.24.48 PMDr. Topoleski specializes in all aspects of children’s orthopaedics, including pediatric spinal surgery and the Ilizarov method. She earned her doctor of medicine degree from New York Medical College. Upon completion of her orthopaedic residency, Dr. Topoleski became a Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellow at Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa, Florida. She is the Orlando area’s only independent pediatric orthopaedist.
407-254-2500 • www.OrlandoOrtho.com

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Orlando Pediatric Dentistry

Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.17.26 PMScreen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.17.29 PMOffers dental services for infants, children and teens. We also specialize in medically compromised and special needs patients in a comfortable, caring and fun environment.
4769 The Grove Dr., Ste. #18 Windermere 34786 • 907 Outer Rd Orlando, FL 32814 • 407-898-5437 • www.orlandopediatricdentistry.com

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Pediatric Dentistry of Central Florida

Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.17.17 PMScreen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.17.21 PMDoctors Bertot, Mansour, Correia and Orthodontics with Dr. Smith, is the oldest, active pediatric dental practice in the greater Orlando area treating infants to teens and children with special needs.
1650 Maitland Ave. Maitland 32751 • 407-628-2286 • 3109 Innovation Dr. St. Cloud 34769 • 407-593-8900 www.ibrushteeth.com

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Pediatric Dental Group

Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.17.05 PMScreen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.17.10 PMPediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. Dr. Aina, Dr. Hernandez and Dr. Mendez have 2 years specialty training following dental school, with experience and qualifications to care for your child’s teeth, gums and mouth
throughout the various stages of childhood. Our board certified Pediatric Dental Group takes pride on helping children get a healthy smile, one at a time.
9161 Narcoossee Rd., Ste. 101B • Orlando 32827 • 5518 Lake Howell Rd. Winter Park 32792 • 407-737-7767 • pediatricdentalgroupflorida.com

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Premier Pediatrics

Screen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.15.42 PMScreen Shot 2016-02-20 at 2.15.47 PMDr. Mark Gilchrist and Dr. Stephanie Crum, board-certified pediatricians, have been practicing in Central Florida since the 1990’s. They have cared for a generation of children who now trust them to care for their children. Dr. Gilchrist has continuously been voted Pediatric Best Physicians by Orlando Magazine. Dr. Crum has received multiple Patients’ Choice and Most Compassionate Doctor awards.
10000 W. Colonial Dr., Ste. 390 • Ocoee 34761 • 407-290-2394 • www.prempeds.com

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Altamonte Springs, Maitland, Sanford, Longwood, Lake Mary

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North: Art Camps

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Super Awesome Cool Camp

Super Awesome Cool Camp
at The Roth Family Jewish Community Center
851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland
407-645-5933 www.orlandojcc.org

  • Art Camp
    August 17-21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Ages 5-13; $269 ($249 for JCC members)
  • Pottery Camp
    August 10-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Ages 5-13; $269 ($249 for JCC members)
  • Painting Camp
    June 8-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Ages 5-13; $269 ($249 for JCC members)
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Camp Creative

The Craft Shack
172 W. Warren Ave., Longwood
407-448-1375 www.thecraftshackstudio.com
June 8-July 31, 9:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 5 and 6, 1-4 p.m. for ages 7-10, $125 for ages 5 and 6, $185 for age 7 and up
This mixed-media arts and crafts adventure gives your child the opportunity to explore, get messy, and create with various materials and media.

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Aerosim Flight Academy Aviation Camp

2700 Flightline Ave., Sanford. 407-329-4221
http://academy.aerosim.com/aviationcamp
June 22-26 and July 27-31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Ages 14-18; $500
Designed to provide students with a hands-on, real life glimpse of professional pilot training, the curriculum includes practical lessons and activities that take place in the academy’s state-of-the-art flight simulators and live aircraft. Camp cadets will tour an air traffic control tower, learn pre- and post-flight procedures, explore flight navigation, review the training requirements for private and commercial pilots, and fly in an aircraft. Fees include the plane ride, lunch daily, a T-shirt and a pilot logbook.

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Mad Science Camps

Lake Mary Prep School
650 Rantoul Ln., Lake Mary
386-898-4570 www.cfl.madscience.org
July 6-10: Eureka, The Inventor’s Camp!, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; July 20-24: Grossology, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Grades 1-6; $99-$250
Mad Science Camps offer kiddos fun and weeks of hands-on science exploration. Campers will participate in tons of exciting experiments, and will make amazing science gadgets and gear to take home.

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Summer Camp Adventures at the Zoo

Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
3755 N.W. U.S. Hwy. 17-92, Sanford
407-323-4450, ext. 123
www.centralfloridazoo.org
June 1-Aug. 21; full day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; half day,
9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. (Before care, 8-9 a.m.; after care, 5-5:30 p.m.)
Ages 6-12; per week: Zoo Pass holder, $120 per half day or $170 per full day; non-pass holder, $140 per half day or $190 per full day; before care, $5 per day; after care, $5 per day
Bring your child to a whole new adventure, and explore these exciting summer programs. Choose from a wide variety of fun camps, such as Pirates of the ZOOribbean, Jr. Zoo Keeper, Safari Express and more.

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All Sports Day Camp

Dinamo Brown’s Gymnastics
901 Central Park Dr., Sanford
407-302-2044 www.dinamosanfordgym.com
June 2-Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ages 4 to 12; $165 per week
Keep your kids moving all summer long! In addition to daily gymnastics instruction, kids will enjoy arts and crafts, movies, a weekly pizza party and lots of fun and games in the gym.

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Learn to Ice Skate Camp

at RDV Sportsplex Ice Den
8701 Maitland Summit Blvd., Orlando
407-916-2551 www.mvpsportsclubs.com
Dates vary, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; ages 6-plus; $235 All levels are welcome to learn how to ice skate. Camp includes private ice for group class instruction, dance class, on-ice games and supervised public skate time. Campers produce a show at the end of each week.

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Camp J

The Roth Family Jewish Community Center
851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland
407-621-4049 www.orlandojcc.org/camp
June 5-Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (extended day available: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.)
Grades K-10; tuition varies by age group ($100 off for all new campers)
Kids have a blast with swim time, sports, arts and crafts, music, drama, nature, Israeli culture and more. Campers also go on weekly field trips with fun-loving and highly trained counselors.

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Primrose Schools Summer Adventure Club

June 1-Aug. 21, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
www.primrosesummer.com
Ages 5-10; tuition varies by location
Experience the excitement of Summer Adventure Club, where imaginations are free to run wild. Get ready for engineering design challenges, discoveries, outdoor exploration and more. Check the website for weekly theme details.

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StarChild Academy Summer Camp

May 28-Aug. 21, 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Ages 5-12; $175 per week
StarChild Academy offers an exciting and fun filled combination of field trips and on-site activities in a state-of-the-art environment.

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Summer Culture Camp

Maitland Art Center
231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland
407-539-2181, ext. 264 www.artandhistory.org
Full day: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; half day: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Grades 1-6; full day: $150 per week; half day: $100 per week
The Art and History Museums’ Culture Camps offer Art-tastic activities designed for age-specific exploration. All campers will enjoy hours of art classes and exploration of five museums.

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Sweetwater Summer Day Camp

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
251 E. Lake Brantley Dr., Longwood
407-788-3704 www.sweetwaterdaycamp.org
June 1-July 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Age 2 to grade 9; $180 per week

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South

South Orlando, Kissimmee, Hunter’s Creek, Celebration, Dr. Phillips

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South: Art Camps

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Shine in the Limelight Summer Stage

Shine in the Limelight—Katie Corrie
8010 Sunport Dr., Ste. 114, Orlando
407-340-0920 www.shineinthelimelight.com
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. before care and aftercare); grades K-12; $180-$425
This 10-week summer stage program offers acting and design, musical theater, technical theater and Broadway-style productions. Faculty members are industry professionals with extensive experience teaching young people in the performing arts.

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Super Awesome Cool Pottery

6100 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 290-H, Orlando
407-452-2452 www.superawesomecool.com

  • Pottery Wheel Camp: Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.-noon; Ages 8-14; $150
  • Painting Camp: July 13-17, 9 a.m.-noon; Ages 5-12; $120
  • Mosaic Arts: June 22-26, 9 a.m.-noon; Ages 5-12; $120
  • Clay Camp: June 15-19, July 6-10, 9 a.m.-noon; ages 5-12; $120
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South: Science & Technology Camps

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Eureka, the Inventor’s Camp

by Mad Science at Super Awesome Cool Pottery
6100 S. Orange Ave., Orlando
386-898-4570 www.cfl.madscience.org
July 27-31, 9 a.m.-noon Grades K-5; $99-$125
Mad Science Camps offer kiddos fun and hands-on weeks of science exploration. Campers will participate in tons of exciting experiments, and will make tons of amazing science gadgets and gear to take home.

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SeaWorld Camp

800-406-2244 www.seaworldcamps.com
June 1-August 21, 9 a.m.-noon (preschool camp), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (K-8 camp)
Grades preschool-8; starting at $250 per week (Pass members save $35.)
At this different species of camp, come face-to-face with amazing animals, work alongside real animal experts; make new friends; and have a summer you’ll never forget.

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South: General Interest Camps

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Camp Illahaw at Forever Florida

Forever Florida
4755 N. Kenansville Rd., St. Cloud
407-957-9794 www.campillahaw.com
June 7-July 31, 24-hour/sleep-away camp Ages 10-15; $575 per week
Camp Illahaw is a sleep-away camp that is owned and operated by the Allen Broussard Conservancy, a nonprofit organization located in St. Cloud on a 4,700-acre ranch known as Forever Florida. Campers get to experience life on a real Florida ranch and explore nine diverse ecosystems while they are learning horseback skills, Florida history and heritage, hiking, kayaking, archery, shooting, swimming, a ropes course, art, paintball, field sports and other indoor and outdoor activities. It’s a place where friendships and memories are made for life.

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Pet Alliance Summer Camp

2727 Conroy Rd., Orlando
407-351-7722 www.petallianceorlando.org
Dates vary depending on age, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Grades 3-8; $220
This camp is designed for kids who love animals. Campers will experience hands-on activities with shelter pets, educational speakers, animal-related arts and crafts, enrichment projects, games and more. Weekly field trips provide campers with additional fun and educational experience outside of the shelter environment.

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Primrose Schools Summer Adventure Club

www.primrosesummer.com
June 1-Aug. 21, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Ages 5-10; tuition varies by location
Experience the excitement of Summer Adventure Club, where imaginations are free to run wild. Get ready for engineering design challenges, discoveries, outdoor exploration and more. Check the website for weekly theme details.

Primrose School of Lake Nona
9915 Vickrey Pl., Orlando
407-982-5567 www.primroselakenona.com

Primrose School of Hunter’s Creek
5741 Town Center Blvd., Orlando
407-251-2771
www.primrosehunterscreek.com

Primrose School at Vista Lakes
8712 Lee Vista Blvd., Orlando
407-381-5559 www.primrosevistalakes.com

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StarChild Academy Summer Camp

12050 Crystal Commerce Way, Hunter’s Creek
407-352-0014 www.starchildacademy.com
June 8-Aug. 21; ages 5-12; $185
StarChild Academy’s exciting Summer Camp program features field trips, fun-filled activities and a variety of academic enrichment programs.

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South: Sports Camps

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Disney Soccer Academy

Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
810-714-5575 www.espnwwos.com
Session 1: June 22-25; session 2: June 29-July 2 Ages 5-18; $349 per four-day session
Play side by side with soccer superstars! Disney Soccer Academy is a four-day instructional summer camp with a touch of Disney magic.

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Central

Downtown Orlando, Winter Park, College Park

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