The Leadbetter Golf Academy at ChampionsGate provides students with the ultimate golf camp experience.
GOLF CAMPS at The Leadbetter Golf Academy at ChampionsGate, 1410 Masters Blvd., ChampionsGate, 407-787-3330, www.davidleadbetter.com/summercamp.html. The Leadbetter Junior Development Camp gives junior golfers ages 11-18 the ultimate golf camp experience. Each four-day camp includes physical training, lunch and the same instruction provided to such golf professionals as Michelle Wie, Ernie Els and Trevor Immelman. Camps conclude with a nine-hole challenge. Sessions are available June-August.
Campers learn golf etiquette, fundamentals and on-course play at West Orange Country Club.
GOLF CAMPS at West Orange Country Club, 3300 W. Orange Country Club Drive, Winter Garden, 407-656-4882, ext. 407, www.woclub.com. West Orange Country Club has expanded its summer golf camps to three weeks this year. Scott Yates, director of golf, and his staff have created a program that focuses on etiquette, fundamentals and on-course play. Camps are June 11-15, July 16-20 and Aug. 6-10, and run from 8:30 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, with swimming after golf optional.
Windermere Country Club junior golfers learn tools to enjoy a lifetime of golf while promoting team spirit and friendship.
GOLF CAMPS at Windermere Country Club, 2710 Butler Bay Drive N., Windermere, 407-876-1112, www.windermeregolf.com. Windermere Country Club provides junior golfers with the tools to enjoy the great game of golf for a lifetime. Five-day summer camp for juniors ages 8-17 are June 11-July 27; special junior sessions for ages 5-7 are Aug. 6-10. Instruction includes putting, short game, full-swing instruction, rules, etiquette and course management. A tournament with awards takes place at the end of each week. The cost is $240 per session; $215 for WCC members. Lunch is provided.
Campers at iBrick Academy combine skills in mechanical engineering and simple machines to construct functioning robots.
iBRICK ACADEMY LEGO ROBOCAMP, 407-230-6100, www.ibrickacademy.com, uses Lego Education sets, combining simple machines, mechanical engineering, energy and robotics to create a fun learning experience. Working in pairs, “cadets” learn robotics using hands-on projects and guided curriculum. Each cadet receives a T-shirt and Lego set. Camps are coordinated and supervised by James C. Jones, a certified Lego Educational Academy teacher/trainer with more than a decade of experience. Camps are offered June 11-Aug. 3 in Kissimmee, Lake Mary, Orlando, Windermere, and LegoLand Florida in Winter Haven.
Campers learn traditional Irish step dancing at Watters School of Irish Dancing.
IRISH CAMP at Watters School of Irish Dancing, 415 N. Clark Road, Ocoee, 407-929-7570, www.wattersschool.com. Children ages 7-16 learn traditional Irish step dancing, ceili dancing and Riverdance-style, as well as learn to speak Gaelic, and play the spoons and penny whistle. Students also participate in Irish-themed arts and crafts, and an end-of-week performance. Camp is held July 16-20. The cost is $190 and includes a T-shirt and lunch.
Brazillian Jiu Jitsu Youth Camp students learn positive character traits while achieving success through physical fitness.
MARTIAL ARTS CAMPS at Extreme Swat MMA, 1319 Green Forest Court, Suite 401, Winter Garden, 407-488-7672, www.swatmma.com, feature Brazillian Jiu Jitsu Youth Camp, which promotes self-confidence, respect and discipline while developing skills to achieve success through physical fitness. The program is designed for all levels of ability. Classes are June 18-22, July 16-20 and Aug. 6-10 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $150, and an additional $50 for the extended martial arts program from 3-6 p.m.
Campers gain self-esteem and respect at summer camps at Victory Martial Arts.
MARTIAL ARTS CAMPS at Victory Martial Arts are characterized by their constant reinforcement of the good habits taught at home through the practice of martial arts. The family-oriented environment provides an ideal setting for students to practice the life skills that will contribute to their success in life, such as having discipline and respect, listening and following directions, and being focused and having high self-esteem. Victory Martial Arts offers self-defense classes for children and adults, and is now offering three weeks of classes, one week of summer camp, and a free Victory uniform for just $79. For more information, call 407-903-1133 or visit www.victoryma.com on the Web.
Genius Music Academy provides an engaging and challenging environment for campers interested in music or art.
MUSIC & PAINTING SUMMER CAMPS at Genius Music Academy, 5006 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando, 407-298-3737, www.genius-arts.com, offer exciting and challenging arts and musical programs for motivated children who want to develop or refine artistic skills and explore their creative potential. Weekly camps with lessons in guitar, drums or bass guitar; song writing; and improvisation are offered. In addition, lessons in art and technique are provided in the tutorial room. The camp, which is offered for children ages 6-15, is a great environment with thrilling opportunities. Weekly sessions run June-August.
Campers learn responsibility, leadership and more at YMCA Wewa Outdoor Center’s Camp Wewa.
OVERNIGHT CAMPS at Camp Wewa, YMCA Wewa Outdoor Center, 221 S. Binion Road, Apopka, 407-886-1240, www.ymcawewa.org. Camp Wewa is dedicated to teaching children values, skills and responsibility in a safe environment. Wewa offers resident (sleep-away) camps, teen leadership camps, Florida trip camps, and other speciality day camps. Wewa has air-conditioned cabins; water-skiing and watersports; a six-lane swimming pool with a slide; low- and high-ropes courses; a 40-foot climbing wall; athletic fields; and a large, air-conditioned dining hall.
First Baptist Church Windermere offers sports camps for children in kindergarten-sixth grade.
SPORTS CAMPS at First Baptist Church Windermere, 407-876-2234, www.fbcwindermere.com/sports, are offered for children in kindergarten-sixth grade, with volleyball camp open to children in third-eighth grades. Available camps include all-sports camp, flag football, cheerleading, basketball, soccer and girls volleyball. All camps are $75 per week and run from 9 a.m.-noon, with volleyball camp being offered for morning and afternoon sessions. Early drop-off services are available. Camps are offered at the downtown and Lakeside campuses.
Tom Shaw Sports Performance Training maximizes athletic potential.
SPORTS CAMPS offered by Florida Hospital Sports Medicine include Tom Shaw Sports Performance Training at ESPN Wide World of Sports, 700 S. Victory Way, Orlando, 407-739-3958, www.coachtomshaw.com. Young athletes learn drills and fundamental techniques to enhance and improve their speed and endurance. The training methods maximize athletic potential through speed training, harnessing explosive power, increasing muscular strength, and developing quickness and agility, which enables athletes to excel in any sport. The one-week session for ages 6-12 is July 23-27, and the cost is $150. Campers ages 12-18 can opt for a one-week session, $200; three-week session, $400; or six-week session, $750.
Foundation Academy head basketball coach and former NBA and Orlando Magic player Andrew DeClercq (left) instructs campers.
SPORTS CAMPS at Foundation Academy, 15304 Tilden Road, Winter Garden, 407-877-2744, www.foundationacademy.net, are designed to provide the best possible instruction for players of all ages and abilities in a safe, structured and character-building environment. Available camps include baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, softball, volleyball and tennis. Foundation Academy also offers academic and art camps.
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