SUMMER CAMPS at Bambini Montessori Academy, 6885 Tamarind Circle, Orlando, 407-351-4717, www.bambinimontessoriacademy.com. Bambini Montessori Academy camps offer a variety of activities for participants, including cooking, water activities, a water slide with obstacles, fun sprinklers, floor water slide and mini pools. Weekly sessions are July 9-27. Campers can choose 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for $200 per session; or 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. for $220 per session. Siblings receive a 4 percent discount.
Bright Horizons campers experience a variety of themed activities.
SUMMER CAMPS at Bright Horizons, 1660 Daniels Road, Winter Garden, 407-654-9693, www.brighthorizons.com/wintergarden. X-Treme Summer Camp offers campers an opportunity to get together with others and create memories that last a lifetime. Campers, under the supervision of degreed counselors, enjoy themed field trips, an on-site pool, tech lab with interactive Smartboard, gymnasium, Wii gaming system, air hockey, ping pong, rock wall and Fantastic Friday events. Camps run from June 11-Aug. 17, and full- and part-time enrollment is offered.
Central Florida Preparatory School campers experience a variety of themed activities.
SUMMER CAMPS at Central Florida Preparatory School, 1450 Citrus Oaks Ave., Gotha, 407-290-8073, www.cfprep.org. Located near Dr. Phillips and Windermere, CFPS offers a “funtastic” summer camp, where campers sail down water slides, create artistic expressions, embark on Spanish scavenger hunts, conduct super science experiments, dance, learn and play. Language arts, math and fun are part of every day. Weeklong camps for pre-K3 through fifth grade take place June 4-July 27, and extended care is available. The cost is $125. Campers who register by May 1 receive a 20 percent discount.
Campers enjoy a variety of outdoor activities at Gan Israel Day Camp.
SUMMER CAMPS at Gan Israel Day Camp, 2037 Hempel Ave., Gotha, 407-354-3660, www.ilovegi.com, is a summer camp on 27 acres that is dedicated to enriching the lives of children from diverse Jewish backgrounds and affiliations through a stimulating camp experience. Camp activities include sports, swimming, archery, a ropes course, water sports, art and specialty fun shops. Camp Gan Israel is part of the largest and fastest-growing network of day camps, and enjoys a reputation as a trendsetter in Jewish camping, with innovative ideas and creative programs. CGI is accredited by the American Camp Association. Camp programs are available for ages 3-15; sessions are June 25-July 20 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; and extended care is available.
Holy Family Catholic Church campers choose from a variety of camps, including basketball.
SUMMER CAMPS at Holy Family Catholic Church, 5125 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, 407-876-0833, www.hfcchurch.com. Children choose from a variety of camps to develop their skills in sports, science or art. Camps provide lots of fun in a wholesome environment and include Orlando Magic basketball, video gaming, soccer, art, science, math, volleyball and more. Weekly sessions are offered June 11-Aug. 3.
Premier Academy offers campers a uniquely themed summer experience.
SUMMER CAMPS at Premier Academy, 9380 Gotha Road, Windermere, 407-290-3277, www.premieracademyschools.com. Children ages 18 months-7 experience creative fun in uniquely themed camps, including Gymboree Adventure Camps. Seven weekly sessions, which run from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., begin June 18. Extended care is offered until 5:30 p.m., if needed. The cost per session is $200 for children ages 18 months-2 and $180 for ages 3-7. Due to space limitations, early registration is suggested.
Providence Foundation offers a personalized camp experience focused on arts, academics and motor skills.
SUMMER CAMPS at Providence Foundation, 7605 Conroy-Windermere Road, Orlando; 1561 S. Alafaya Trail, Suite 200, Orlando; 407-298-8699; www.theprovidenceacademy.com, are offered for students in kindergarten-third grade who are looking for a personalized camp experience with an emphasis on arts, academics and motor skills. The student-to-teacher ratio is 4-to-1, and the school specializes in students with special needs. All students participate in art, cooking, music and movement, fine and gross motor skills, reading, social skills and theater activities.
Children learn about wildlife, including seals, at SeaWorld Camp.
SUMMER CAMPS at SeaWorld Orlando, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando, 866-479-2267, www.seaworld.org. Campers can make new friends, flippered, feathered and otherwise, as they get face-to-face and hands-on with all kinds of animals, including penguins and dolphins. Campers also create special crafts, enjoy a variety of activities, and make new friends. Day and resident camps are available.
StarChild Academy offers elementary-age children summer camp that includes field trips, video games, free playtime and more.
SUMMER CAMPS at StarChild Academy, 1324 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden, 407-877-0345, www.starchildwintergarden.com. Elementary-age children enjoy field trips to exciting local venues, computers, video games, lunch and snacks, huge playgrounds, guest speakers, arts and crafts, and more at StarChild Academy’s summer camp. StarChild Academy is open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday. The cost is $175 per week.
Campers at Windermere Preparatory School’s Lake Cypress Summer Camp participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.
SUMMER CAMPS at Windermere Preparatory School, 6189 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Windermere, 407-905-7737, www.lakecypresscamp.weebly.com. Lake Cypress Summer Camp offers a variety of activities for children ages 5-12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with extended care available for the morning and afternoon. Swimming, cooking, art, drama, field games and more are offered. Weekly themes are followed for each session. Weeklong sessions run June 4-Aug. 3. A discount is offered for siblings or enrollment for the entire summer.
Surfguys Surf School teaches ocean safety and stances.
SURFGUYS SURF SCHOOL, celebrating 15 years of quality service, is holding surf instruction in south Cocoa Beach and Melbourne Beach from 8-11 a.m., Monday-Thursday, for age 6-adults. Parents are welcome. Professional staff members teach students marine and ocean safety, stance, wave and board safety, and surfing fun, as well as stand-up paddle surf training. The ratio is a maximum of four students per instructor. Tours, private and group lessons are also available. The cost is $200 per person, with a required $100 deposit. For more information or to enroll, call 321-956-3268 or visit www.surfguyssurf.com on the Web.
Campers ages 7-17 at iD Tech Camps day and resident camps create websites, video games, animation and more.
TECHNOLOGY CAMPS offered at iD Tech Camps and iD Teen Academies, 888-709-8324, www.internaldrive.com, give children ages 7-17 who enjoy gaming, programming or filmmaking the opportunity to create iPhone applications, programs, video games, websites, movies, robots and more. Weeklong and residential camps are available at more than 60 universities nationwide, including Rollins College, the University of Miami and more. Small classes are taught by adults for personalized instruction. Teen programs, such as iD Gaming Academy, iD Programing Academy and iD Visual Arts Academy are offered at select universities.
Lake Cane Tennis Center’s camp offers court fitness, mental-toughness training, water games, kickball and more.
TENNIS CAMPS at Lake Cane Tennis Center, 5108 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, 407-254-9170, www.lakecanetennis.com. In addition to playing tennis, Fun & Sun Tennis Camp includes QuickStart formatted courts, court fitness, mental-toughness training, coordination-building activities, water games and other activities. Weekly sessions are June 11-Aug. 17, and hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The cost is $225 per week.
The Tennis Academy at Windermere Preparatory School gives campers hands-on tennis experience.
TENNIS CAMPS at The Tennis Academy at Windermere Preparatory School, 6189 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Windermere, 407-928-6666, www.orlandotennisacademy.com, www.elitetennisusa.com, is the No. 1 facility for summer tennis lessons. Experienced coaches are on-hand to give children of any age or ability a week of tennis fun, games, activities and swimming with a lifeguard present at the academy’s world-class facility, which also includes a pro shop and café. The cost is $225 per weekly session. Lessons and clinics also continue throughout the summer. Tryouts are held for the Elite Tennis USA camp.
Athletes hone their abilities through training at Orlando Volleyball Academy.
VOLLEYBALL CAMP at Orlando Volleyball Academy, 6700 Kingspointe Parkway, Orlando, 407-226-0188, www.orlandovolleyball.com. Orlando Volleyball Academy offers volleyball clinics, leagues and summer programs at all levels for ages 6-18. The academy’s new state-of-the-art facility features 12 indoor courts and six beach courts. The program provides athletes with the training needed to perform at their highest levels.
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