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Altamonte Springs, Maitland, Sanford, Longwood, Lake Mary

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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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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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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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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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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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Summer Art Camps

Orlando Museum of Art
2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando
407-896-4231, ext. 233 www.omart.org
June through August, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Grades 1-8; cost varies
Become immersed in unique art-making experiences that place value on the process of creative expression in a relaxed atmosphere. From programs for fun-loving kids to those for the more serious student of art, these sessions offer something for every budding artist.

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Dance 360

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

  • D360 Ballet Summer Intensive
    July 6-10, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Age 10 and up; $250
    This is for dancers who want to take their training to the next level. Students receive classes in ballet, pre-pointe/pointe variations, injury prevention, nutrition and strengthening/conditioning.
  • Musical Theatre Camp
    July 27-31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Age 6 and up; $275
    Students will take classes in jazz, tap, musical theater dance, voice, acting and more. A choreographed production will showcase their skills on the last day.
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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Creative Arts Camp

812 E. Rollins St., Orlando
407-447-1700 www.orlandoshakes.org
June 8-Aug. 7; individual sessions range between one and four weeks long; morning, afternoon and full-day sessions available Ages 4-college freshman; $190-plus
Taught by theater professionals, these camps are designed to ignite the imagination and inspire creativity while teaching life skills. Each camp ends with a performance for friends and family.

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Orlando Repertory Theatre Summer Camps

1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando
407-896-7365 www.orlandorep.com
June 8-Aug. 14, varied times
Grades preschool-12; $80-$225
Camps and productions foster self-confidence, creative thinking, problem-solving skills, collaboration, trust and discipline through the medium of performing arts. This year’s camps draw themes from Mary Poppins, the Minions of Despicable Me, Paddington, Magic Tree House, Harry Potter, Minecraft, Disney villains, Frozen and more. Camps take place at the Orlando Repertory Theatre as well as satellite locations, including Celebration K8 School and the University of Central Florida.

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Stringmania! Summer Camp

Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra
1914 Edgewater Dr., College Park
407-999-7800 www.fsyo.org
July 27-Aug. 7, full day: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; half day: 9 a.m.-noon (must bring own lunch for full day) Ages 7-15; $300-$400 (two weeks)
This is a two-week program for string players at a Suzuki Book 2 level or higher. Participants are provided with a challenging and fun musical experience that includes orchestra and chamber ensemble experiences, chamber group coaching, private lessons, instruction in fiddling and improvisation, and more.

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Orlando Ballet School

407-418-9818 www.orlandoballetschool.org

  • Young Summer Dancers
    June 1-July 25, schedule varies by location
    Ages 2-10; single class: $20, full session with one class per week (eight classes): $125, full
    session with two classes per week: $225, full session with three classes per week: $310
    Classes will be offered at all three Orlando Ballet School campuses.
  • Junior Intensive Dance Camp
    June 8-19, full- or half-day sessions
    Ages 7-12; half day: $165 for one week or
    $300 for two weeks; full day: $225 for one week or $400 for two weeks
    This day camp has fun-filled days with classes at the school’s Central and South campuses, including ballet, jazz and musical theater. The camp targets beginning and intermediate students. In addition to dance classes, students can have fun with acting, arts and crafts, games and movies.
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CFC Arts Musical Theater Camps

Central Florida Community Arts
1199 Clay St., Winter Park
407-937-1800, ext. 2 www.cfcarts.com
9 a.m.-noon (full-day option until 5 p.m.) Ages 3-18; tuition varies

  • Expedition: Exploring the ARTS! Preschool Music and Art Camp. June 15-19; $100
  • Once Upon a Time … Beginner Musical Theater Camp. July 6-10. Grades K-2; Half day: $125; full day: $175 (includes lunch)
  • Heroes—the Musical! Intermediate Musical Theater Camp. July 6-10. Grades 3-6; half day: $125; full day: $175 (includes lunch)
  • Broadway Bound Youth Company Musical Theater Camp. July 13-17. Grades 7-12; half day: $150; full day: $175 (includes lunch)
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Full Sail Labs Camp (NEW!)

at Full Sail University
3300 University Blvd., Winter Park
www.fullsaillabs.com
June 8-Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ages 7-12; $350 per week
Full Sail University has created a summer camp program for children to explore, connect, collaborate, and develop their creativity with technology and art. Its goal is to transform kids from being passive content consumers to being engaged content creators.

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Youth Digital Camp

at The Geneva School
2025 S.R. 436, Winter Park
www.youthdigitalcamps.com/orlando.html

  • Mod Design: Learn Java with Minecraft
    June 22-26, and July 6-10 and 13-17, 9a.m.-4 p.m; ages 8-16; $375
    Kids learn the fundamentals of Java programming by creating their own Mod for version 1.6.4 of Minecraft. For every item, block or creature they want to add, kids design and code their objects in Java, using templates to quickly add new elements without getting bogged down by lines of code. At the end of the course, they will have their own polished Mod that they created on their own.
  • App Design
    June 15-19 and July 20-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $375 per week
    Campers are introduced to the development process as they conceptualize, design and code their very own app for Apple or Android devices. At the end of the week, students can download their app onto their own phone, tablet or iPod!
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Orlando Science Center

777 E. Princeton St., Orlando
407-514-2112 www.osc.org/camps
June 1-Aug. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Grades preschool-9; $190-$420
Summer camp at Orlando Science Center promotes hands-on learning while fostering excitement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and encourages 21st-century skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving and communication. There are exciting themes to choose from, including How to Train Your Dinosaur, Science of Angry Birds and Our World of Minecraft.

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Mad Science Camp

at College Park United Methodist Church
644 W. Princeton Ave., Orlando
386-898-4570 www.cfl.madscience.org
July 13-27: Crazy Chemistry Lab, or Aug. 3-7: Junior Engineers, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Grades 1-6; $149-$175
Mad Science Camps offer kiddos fun and hands-on weeks of science exploration. Campers will participate in tons of exciting experiments, and make amazing science gadgets and gear.

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Calm Kids Yoga Summer Day Camp

427 Gaston Foster Rd., Ste. J, Orlando
321-279-1945 www.calmkidsyoga.org
June 15-18 and 22-25, Aug. 3-6 and 10-14, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Ages 5-12; $139 per week ($119 for siblings)
This awesome experience for your little yogi includes yoga classes, creative art, free play and weekly themes, such as Organic Gardening and Positive Thinking. Healthy snacks and drinks are provided.

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All Skills Volleyball Camp

Top Select Volleyball Academy
1101 N. Keller Rd., Orlando
407-242-3498 www.topselectvolleyball.com
June 29-July 1; July 13-15, 20-22 and 27-29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (aftercare until 5 p.m.) Ages 8-10; $150
Top Select focuses on teaching all the skills and fundamentals needed to learn how to play volleyball. Each camper receives a T-shirt. Campers bring their own lunch. Top Select Volleyball Academy has been in existence for seven years and provides the opportunity for all players to reach their fullest potential.

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Rollins Summer Sports Camp

1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park
407-646-2000 www.rollins.edu
Dates and times vary depending on the sport
Age 6 and up; rates vary
This program consists of individual basketball, baseball, soccer and volleyball camps for kids and is run by the coaches at Rollins College. Kids will enjoy the top-notch facilities at this private university while learning skills and techniques to perfect their sport.

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Summer in the City

The Christ School
106 E. Church St., Orlando
407-849-1665 www.thechristschool.org
June 1-5, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Grades K-6; $175 per week
The Christ School Summer in the City provides an exciting summer camp experience within a safe and nurturing, Christ-centered environment. Summer campers have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities encompassing academics, athletics and the arts.

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Twirly Girly

by The Etiquette School of Florida
at The Parke House Academy
1766 Minessota Ave., Winter Park
407-616-7873 http://etiquettefl.com
June 8-12 and 15-19, July 13-17 and 20-24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; grades preschool-5; $275
Super girly, lots of twirly! The five themed days are: Frozen, Slumber Party, Magic Fairy Day, Groovy Girl Tea and The Paris Runway. Manners are woven through different subjects. This includes crafts, painting, jewelry-making, makeup, hair-styling, nail-painting, frozen drinks, snacks and more. Returning fourth- and fifth-graders are Junior Camp counselors. Twirly Girlies focus on how to be kind, good friends and gracious young ladies.

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Adventures in History

Orange County Regional History Center
65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando
407-836-8580 www.thehistorycenter.org
June 8-Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Grades K-8; members: $175 per week, non-members: $200 per week
Kids explore their creativity, expand their imaginations and enhance their knowledge of the world around them. This summer program is designed to mirror statewide educational standards while providing encouragement and resources to students who exercise their minds during the summer. Kids will explore ancient civilizations, the wild frontier, the wonders of space and the depths of the world’s oceans, and discover distant cultures, alien worlds and mysterious artifacts of days long ago.

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Loving Earth Preschool

813 N. Lakemont Ave., Winter Park
407-740-6118 www.lovingearthpreschool.com
Your child will have a wonderful summer in this caring and nurturing environment. It feels like a home away from home.

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East

Oviedo, Waterford, Winter Springs, UCF, Avalon

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The Music Box

1331 Winter Springs Blvd., Winter Springs
407-505-1611 www.themusicboxinc.com

  • Princess a Day, Come Sing and Play
    July 6-10, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Ages 5-8; $189 plus $30 registration
  • Wild About Broadway
    June 15-19, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Ages 5-8; $189 plus $30 registration
  • Comedy Tonight: All Things Fun and
    Funny on Broadway
    June 29-July 3, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Ages 9-14; $189 plus $30 registration
  • Glee TourBox Camp
    June 22-26, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Ages 11-14; $210 plus $30 registration
  • Rockband Camp
    July 20-24, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Ages 9-15; $189 plus $30 registration
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Set Design and Construction Camp

Winter Springs Performing Arts
1425 Tuskawilla Rd., Ste. 145, Winter Springs
407-359-5309 www.winterspringsarts.org
June 29-July 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Age 10 and up; $125 plus $25 registration
Learn the ins and outs of getting ready for a show. Design and build sets, put together props, and get everything ready for Winnie the Pooh Kids and Shrek.

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Spark! Family Enrichment Center

5965 Red Bug Lake Rd., Winter Springs
1425 Tuskawilla Rd., Ste. 137, Winter Springs
407-679-7775 www.sparkec.net
June 1-Aug. 10; full day: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; half day: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 2-5 p.m., Grades K-5; $25-$225
Spark their creativity by enriching their brain, body and spirit at Spark! summer camp.

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Grow and Sing Studios Music and Arts Camp

at University Unitarian Universalist Society
11648/11658 McCulloch Rd., Orlando
407-970-2774 www.growandsing.com
9:30 a.m.-noon; Ages 4-8; $165 for one child or $270 for two children; June 8-12, July 27-31
Through storytelling, children will develop an early awareness of rhythm, movement, singing and drama. Each day, children will enjoy music, movement and drama activities, along with art time, playground time and a snack.

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Eco Adventure Camp

Seminole County Natural Lands
3485 N. C.R. 426, Geneva
407-349-0959 www.seminolecountyfl.gov
9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Ages 7-12; $132 per week
At Eco Camp, you’ll have fun while learning about the natural world. Seminole County Greenways and Natural Lands is offering the ultimate camp experience for children interested in nature, science, the environment and preservation. Programming includes hiking, fishing, nature crafts, hands-on experience with plants and animals, plus lots of fun and games.

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Wonder of Learning Camp

Creative Inspiration Journey School
780 E. S.R. 434, Winter Springs
407-327-4000 www.cijschools.com
June 1-Aug. 21, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Infants-age 12; $160
Experience the “wonder of learning” through art, technology, engineering and more. Campers will conduct their own drama performance and participate in weekly field trips.

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Mad Science Camp

386-898-4570 www.cfl.madscience.org

  • Mad Science Laboratory Camp
    1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd., Oviedo
    Ages 3-14; $99-$250
    Mad Science Camps offer fun and hands-on weeks of exploration with such themes as Crazy Chemistry and NASA: Journey Into Outer Space. Kids will get tons of experiment time as Junior Mad Scientists and make tons of exciting gadgets to take home.
  • Mad Science Camp at Avalon Church
    13460 Tanja King Blvd., Orlando
    June 22-26: Eureka, the Inventor’s Camp,
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.; June 29-July 3: NASA: Journey
    Into Outer Space, 9 a.m.-noon; August 3-7: Crazy Chemistry Lab, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Grades 1-6; $99-$149 Mad Science Camps offer kiddos fun and hands on weeks of 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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TechCamp 2015 (NEW!)

407-900-9171 techmeavalon.com
9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.
Ages 8-13; $99
TechMe Avalon Park will have half-day summer camp sessions for five days starting Monday, June 8. No experience is needed.
Monday: Beginning Web Design with Wix
Tuesday: Audio Editing with GarageBand
Wednesday: Video Editing with iMovie
Thursday: Coding with HTML and Java
Friday: Robotics with Circuits

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A Kids Gym Camp Kids Academy

1495 Evans St., Ste. 400, Oviedo
407-365-6800 www.akidsgym.com
June 1-Aug. 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; age 1-grade 8; $105-$160
Your little learner will enjoy thematic weeks and activities that are bursting with developmentally appropriate curricula. Camp Masterminds is designed for ages 1 through 5, ready to learn through discovery. Big Kids Camp Academy is designed for grades 1-8. Campers attend daily field trips and participate in gym activities.

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O2B Kids Summer Camp (NEW!)

9 a.m.-6 p.m. (before care and aftercare from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.)
Grades 1-8; non-members: $189; members: $169
www.o2bkids.com
O2B summer camp children enjoy the freedom to try new things, meet new friends and learn lifelong skills. Fun and caring staff members encourage, challenge and support your children all summer long in O2B’s new awesome facility at Oviedo Mall. All children are grouped by age and the following interest area of their choice: sports, visual arts, performing arts, science and technology. Daily field trips are included at no extra charge.

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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.

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St. Luke’s Lutheran School Camps

2025 W. S.R. 426, Oviedo
407-365-3228 www.school.stlukes-oviedo.org
June 8-Aug. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Grades K-9; $100-$125
St. Luke’s offers an innovative à la carte summer program featuring more than 50 camps. From art to sports, service-oriented to technology, camps aim to make learning fun and allow children the creative freedom to discover their personal interests, helping to grow confidence and performance in the academic and extracurricular arenas. The experienced camp staff consists of teachers, community leaders and volunteers who are eager to help your child excel in his or her abilities. Summer camps are one week long and vary with times and instructor.

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StarChild Academy Summer Camp

Dates, times and cost vary by locationStarChild Academy’s exciting Summer Camp program features field trips, fun-filled activities and a variety of academic enrichment programs.

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Camp Gymboree

448 S. Alafaya Trail, Orlando
407-277-2567 www.gymboreeclasses.com
Various days in June and July, 9 a.m.-noon and
2-5 p.m.; ages 3-6
Gymboree Play and Music will have activities for little ones, including art, music, play and theme days. It also has play, music and art classes all summer for newborns to 5-year-olds.

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Dr. Phillips, Windermere, Ocoee, MetroWest, Winter Garden

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West: Art Camps

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Plaster Playland (NEW!)

13848 Tilden Rd., Winter Garden
407-614-3374 www.plasterplayland.com
June 8-Aug. 14, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Grades K-5; 5-day week $250, 3-day
week $170, 2-day week $110
Campers will participate in activities using plaster, ceramics, clay, and arts and crafts.

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Summer Art Workshops

The Art Room, 709 Main St., Windermere
407-909-1869 www.artroomorlando.com
10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m. (or bring a lunch and stay the day)

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West: Science & Technology Camps

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Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Summer Camp

Various locations in Windermere, Clermont,
Celebration and Dr. Phillips areas
407-603-5439 www.bricks4kidz.com
June 8-Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages 5-12-plus; half day: $99; full day: $159
Each camp includes a ton of motorized Lego model building games, building challenges and more. Each week the camp will feature a new theme, from Minecraft to Star Wars Space Adventures, Stop Motion Animation, Advanced Mindstorms Robotics and more.

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Florida Film Academy

270 W. Plant St., Winter Garden
407-654-8400 www.flfilmacademy.com
Ages 7-18; $300-$350
June 8-Aug. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Enter the amazing world of filmmaking, and experience directing, editing, acting, camera techniques, writing, teamwork and more. Students work together to produce their own original movies while learning from special guests and workshops.

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West: Sports Camps

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DreamCatcher Horse Ranch Summer Camp

10639 Toad Rd., Clermont
407-702-8332 www.dreamcatcherhorses.com
June 15-19, June 29-July 3, July 13-17, Aug. 3-7,
9 a.m.-2 p.m.; ages 5-15; $250
Campers will learn safety; horse grooming, bathing and braiding; horse anatomy; and breeds. Activities include beginner or intermediate riding lessons in English or western disciplines, an art lesson with a local artist, an obstacle challenge on horseback, swimming, arts and crafts, outdoor games and field trips.

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West: General Interest Camps

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Camp TLC

The Learning Center Preschool
125 N. Lakeview Ave., Winter Garden
407-656-9228 www.fumcwg.org/preschool
June 9-11, 16-18 and 23-25; June 30-July 2;
July 7-9 and 14-16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Ages 1-8; $80 per session
This is the perfect camp for little ones who may not yet be ready to be gone all week, but whose moms want them to have that camp experience. Certified and loving staff members from the preschool run the camp, offering enrichment and exploration all summer long. Pick just one, or attend all six. Each session is themed to build friendships and fun! Session 1 is Music and Movement, session 2 is Lego Week, session 3 is Superheroes, session 4 is Princesses and Pirates, session 5 is Mystery Week, and session 6 is Camp TLC’s Got Talent.

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Cranium Academy

4068 Winter Garden Vineland Rd.
www.craniumacademy.com/cranium-camps
Winter Garden, Florida 34787
407-294-6950

  • June 8 – Aug. 21
  • Ages 3 – 10
  • Half Day (8:30 am – 12:30 pm) = $190/wk
  • Extended Day (8:30 am – 3:30 pm) = $260/wk
  • Full Day (7 am – 6 pm) = $320/wk
  • Multiple Camp & Sibling Discounts Available

CraniumCAMP at Cranium Academy offers the perfect combination of learning and fun! Unique weekly themes let campers become junior paleontologists discovering fossils, aspiring artists preparing for their first exhibit, young entrepreneurs opening their own restaurant, and more! With over 20,000 sq. ft. of imaginative indoor and outdoor space to explore, exciting curriculum, and classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art learning technology, Cranium Academy is your ultimate summer camp destination. See website for weekly themes & details.

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Gifted University Summer Camp

13848 Tilden Rd., Ste. 200, Winter Garden
407-877-4438 www.gifteduniversity.org
June 8-Aug.14, full- and half-day programs
Grades K-6 (Specialty Music Camp for grades
3-8); $150 per week if you mention PLAYGROUND Magazine
Our programs are uniquely designed to engage, inspire and ignite your child’s passion to learn. This fun-filled and action-packed week incorporates music, dance, art, foreign language, musical theater, science, engineering and robotics. The full-day camp includes a field trip (included in the price)!

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Leadership 4 Girls Change the World Camp

at Foundation Academy
15304 Tilden Rd., Winter Garden
407-443-2515 www.leadership4girls.org
June 15-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Grades 1-8; $235
Your daughter will learn leadership skills so she can build quality relationships and friendships, work effectively in groups, negotiate challenging situations, and lead and motivate groups.

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LearningRx Summer Camp (NEW!)

6735 Conroy Rd., Ste. 326, Orlando
407-614-6255 www.LearningRx.com/orlando-windemere
June 8-July 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ages 5-13; $175 per week
This camp features fun and challenging brain games for children that are high functioning, have special needs, ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, and more.  Please join us this summer with increasing your child’s processing speed, memory, logic & reasoning, attention/focus, reading, and more!  Not only will your son/daughter engage in intense brain training procedures/games, they will have tons of fun in the process!

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Let’s Skate Orlando Summer Camp

14207 W. Colonial Dr., Winter Garden
407-614-3812 www.letsskateorlando.com
June 8-Aug. 14, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Ages 4-15; $30 per day or $140 per week
No reservations are required. It offers casual, laidback fun for your kids and includes roller-skating, socializing, and arts and crafts. Call for more details.

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Primrose Schools Summer Adventure Club

Primrose School of Ocoee
860 Tomyn Blvd., Ocoee
407-223-5233 www.primrosesummer.com
June 9-Aug. 14, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Ages 5-10; tuition: $205
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

Dates, times and cost vary by location. StarChild Academy’s exciting Summer Campprogram features field trips, fun-filled activities and a variety of academic enrichment programs.

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Super Awesome Cool Art Studio

at Jack and Lee Rosen JCC
11184 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando

  • Fun in the Sun: Clay and Canvas June 5 (one day), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 5-12; $65 ($55 for members)
  • Discover the Ancient Arts June 8-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 5-13; $350 ($295 for members)
  • Discover the Modern Arts July 20-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 5-13; $350 ($295 for members)
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