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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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