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 penguins, 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.
Let’s Skate campers have fun while socializing and exercising.
SKATING CAMPS at Let’s Skate, 14207 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Garden, 407-614-3812, www.letsskateorlando.com. Children have fun and memorable experiences at Let’s Skate, where they socialize and enjoy creative arts and crafts in a well-rounded summer camp. Exercise, of course, is a part of Let’s Skate’s activities, when children may not even realize they are exercising, and love it. Options include paying daily or weekly. Campers are encouraged to enroll early due to limited availability.
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, and 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.
TENNIS CAMPS at the Racquet Club, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, 1 Grand Cypress Blvd., Orlando, 407-239-1944, www.hyattgrandcypress.com. The summer academy sessions are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 18-22, July 16-20, July 23-27 and July 30-Aug. 3. The academy includes two hours of tennis instruction and 1.5 hours of fun activities like kickball, whiffle ball, basketball and volleyball. The cost is $269 per person, per week. Additional weeks may be available. Tennis-only camps and ongoing lessons and clinics for juniors and adults also are available, as well as juniors and adult round robin tournaments. Discounts are available for racquet club members. For more information or to register, contact Lynn Bottger at the number listed above or email
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.
he 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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