ACT III ACTING & PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO held at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden, 407-877-4736, www.gardentheatre.org, offers Broadway Lights/Broadway Lights II from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. from June 10-14; Annie Jr. from June 17-21 and June 24-28; and the new Acting for the Camera with the Florida Film Academy from June 24-28. Make a Movie, during which students create and star in their own film, is held July 8-12. The most popular camp, Youth Theatre Production/Into the Woods Jr., takes place July 1-21, with full sets, costumes and choreography. Performances are July 19, July 20 and July 21, and there are parts for ages 4-17.
ACTING, MODELING, IMAGE & CONFIDENCE DEVELOPMENT CAMPS at The Maile Image, Modeling & Acting School, 999 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, 407-628-5989, www.lisamaile.com. Summer camp classes include Image & Confidence Development, Makeup, Public Speaking, Etiquette, Self Esteem & Communication Skills, Teen Modeling, Runway, Head Shots & Auditioning Techniques, On-Camera TV, Commercials, Cold Reads, Auditioning & Film Acting, and Advanced Acting Monologue & Scene Study. Also offered are special modeling and acting camps with a back-to-school fashion show at The Mall at Millenia, as well as a unique acting camp with WKMG Local 6, during which all students take a VIP tour.
ACTING, MUSICAL THEATER & PRODUCTION CAMPS presented by In the Limelight, a performing arts training studio and theater, 5555 S. Kirkman Road, Suites 104 & 105, Orlando, 407-340-0920, www.inthelimelightorlando.com. Theater summer stage camps are offered for children entering grades one-12. Aspiring stars learn production, acting, art and musical theater skills from June 10-Aug. 16. Musicals are Disney’s Cinderella Kids, Singin’ in the Rain, Music Man and Grease. Auditions are April 20 and May 18. Other offerings include Pop Sensations (One Direction, Taylor Swift), Musical Theater Song and Dance (Hairspray, Wicked, Newsies, Les Miserables), as well as themed acting camps. Extended care and scholarships are available. Costs range from $180-$425.
ACTING & PERFORMANCE CAMP at First Baptist Orlando, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando, 407-425-2555, is held from July 8-12. Summer Music Day Camp offers training and opportunities in choral, dance, drama, technical support, props and stage management, as students prepare and present an original musical — Welcome Back, Jack — a modern re-telling of the biblical story of the prodigal son. For more information, email email@example.com.
ACTING & PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS offered by Orlando Repertory Theatre Youth Academy, 1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando, 407-896-7365, ext. 219, www.orlandorep.com. School is out, but The Rep is in! The Rep Youth Academy 2013 summer program is filled with weeks of theater-based fun and learning. Classes are designed for pre-K through 12th-grade students and taught by experienced faculty. Students gain performance skills and experience, but also build confidence, self-esteem and love for the performing arts. Camps take place at The Rep’s three-stage facility in Orlando’s Loch Haven Park.
ACTING & PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER CAMPS at L.A. Acting Workshop, 1575 S. Maguire Road, Ocoee, 407-876-0006, www.laacting.com. Six theatrical and musical weekly performance camps in acting, singing and dancing are offered to children ages 5-15. This summer’s titles include Pirates of the Caribbean, Grease, Monsters Inc., School of Rock, Aladdin and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. There is a final performance each Friday. The cost is $150 per session, and campers are welcome to sign up for multiple camps. Space is limited.
ANIMATION CAMPS at Elite Animation Academy, located in The Shoppes at Windermere, 8933 Conroy-Windermere Road, Orlando, 407-459-7959, www.eliteanimationacademy.com, offer morning and afternoon weekly summer program sessions for eight weeks from June 10-Aug. 9. Weekly program sessions cover the basics in 2D and Flash animation, Photoshop, drawing, cartooning and more. Students also are involved with art and visual activities, group projects and movies.
BASKETBALL CAMPS through The National Basketball Academy, 407-488-7214, www.tnbabasketball.com, are back from June 3-Aug. 9 for a fifth season of summer instruction. Held at many convenient locations throughout Central Florida, the camps offer expert instruction, giveaways, daily contests, awards and more. Camps are offered for boys and girls 7-16, and all skill levels are welcome. The cost is $220.
DANCE CAMPS at Fairytale Dance Academy, 7751 Kingspointe Parkway, Suite 102, Orlando, 407-545-7701, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fairytaledance.net, a child-friendly dance studio geared toward children 3-9. It offers a quality dance education in a positive, creative and nurturing environment. Its teachers engage young dancers’ attention by introducing skills through songs, props and one’s imagination; and they strive to make the first experiences in dance positive and fun. Summer programs include Princess Tea Party or Dancing Singing Sensation from June 10-14, and Fairy Adventure or Broadway Jazz from Aug. 5-9.
DANCE CAMPS at Footworks Dance Studio, 1201 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden, 407-877-2260, www.footworksdancestudio.com, offer summer fun programs for all ages. Camp sessions include Dance With Me, Creative Movement, Elementary Dance and Art, and dance intensive workshops. Specialty classes offered are Fairytale Fun and Tea Party, Lights Camera Dance, Pirates and Pixies, and more.
DANCE CAMPS at Just Dance Studios, 5911 Turkey Lake Road, Suite 103, Orlando, 407-730-9845, www.justdancestudios.info, offer a great opportunity for dancers to learn dance techniques in a fun and creative setting. Just Dance Studios offers five different camp sessions that feature different content and choreography. Beginning June 24, all sessions are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-noon, including a light snack and all materials. Camps are available for ages 4-14 and cost $125 per week. Just Dance Studios also offers a variety of evening classes.
DANCE CAMPS at N.Y.C. Dance Company, 328 Moore Road, Ocoee, 407-905-0107, www.nycdancecompany.com, include seven themed weeks of summer fun for boys and girls age potty-trained and older. Themes include “Ballerina Spa Week” from June 10-14 or July 8-12, “RockStar Week” from June 17-21 (boys welcome), “Hello Kitty Fashion Week” from June 24-28, “Carnival Week” from July 22-26 (boys welcome), “Design Your Own Jewelry” from July 29-Aug. 2, and “End of Summer Bash” from Aug. 5-9 (boys welcome).
DANCE PROGRAMS at Orlando Ballet School, 407-426-1733, www.orlandoballetschool.org, are held at three Central Florida locations — South/Dr. Phillips, Central/Downtown and Seminole/Longwood. Junior Intensive Dance Camp is offered June 10-21 for children ages 7-12. Sessions include ballet, jazz and musical theater instruction. Young Summer Dancers is offered weekly from June 3-July 27 for children ages 3-6. Intro and Extra Intensives are evening dance classes providing additional training for intermediate students currently in Preparatory Level through Level 3 from June 24-July 26. The 2013 Summer Intensive for intermediate through advanced dancers age 11-older is held June 10-22 in Jacksonville and June 24-July 26 in Orlando.
EDUCATIONAL CAMPS at Cranium Clubhouse, 4068 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden, 407-294-6950, www.craniumclubhouse.com, offer unique, multisensory learning and play for children ages 3-9, with full-, extended- or half-day options. Summer camp programs run every week, and themes include “Junior Meteorologist;” “Kids Café;” “Dinosaur Dig;” “Young Picassos;” “Back Packing Around the World;” “In Search of Energy;” “Junior Park Rangers;” “Sports of All Sorts;” “Safari Expedition;” and “Young Astronomers.” Regular-hour camps cost $140-$190 per week. Extended-day camps cost $190-$230 per week. All campers are pretested for reading and math skills to allow for individualized learning curriculum.
EDUCATIONAL CAMPS at Mathnasium of Dr. Phillips and Winter Garden, 7536 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando, 407-354-1300, www.mathnasium.com/drphillips; and 13848 Tilden Road, Winter Garden, 321-236-2842, www.mathnasium.com/wintergarden, enable children to avoid the summer slide by helping them maintain their math skills during the summer. According to studies done by Johns Hopkins University, children lose, on average, one to two months of math skills during summer vacation.
EDUCATIONAL CAMPS at Montessori World School, 11659 Ruby Lake Road, Orlando, 407-239-6024, www.montessoriworldschool.com, keep children engaged in a Montessori learning environment while they are in a casual summer atmosphere. Montessori World School offers a fun summer filled with learning for toddlers through kindergartners in weekly, themed, half- or full-day sessions from June 17-Aug. 9. Programs include Jr. Chef’s Club, Our Architectural World, Sewing & Weaving and Art in Form. Space is limited.
ETIQUETTE CAMPS, presented by the Academy of Etiquette & Protocol, 407-884-4130, www.academyofetiquette.com, meet at The First Academy, 2667 Bruton Blvd., Orlando. Social, business and dining etiquette skills, along with ballroom dancing, are taught to campers ages 4-17 with interactive, role-playing activities. Topics include the 65 table manners, formal American and continental dining, and more. Teens are taught dressing for success, job interview skills, landing and keeping a job, and how to own a business and network like a professional. Daily snacks, a daily lunch, formal five-course graduation meal, and award of completion are included. Camp hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. from June 10-14, and the cost is $425.
iBRICK ACADEMY LEGO ROBOCAMP, 407-230-6100, www.ibrickacademy.com, uses Lego Education sets, combining simple machines, mechanical engineering, energy and robotics to create fun learning experiences. 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 Jones, a certified Lego Educational Academy teacher/trainer with 18 years of experience. Camps are offered June 10-Aug. 9 at Legoland Florida and in multiple counties, including Orange, Lake, Osceola, Seminole and Polk.
LEADERSHIP CAMPS at Leadership 4Girls, www.leadership4girls.org, are fun, interactive and filled with powerful learning experiences. Girls laugh and connect with others while learning leadership skills to help them build quality friendships, work effectively in groups, resolve conflicts and strengthen critical-thinking skills. Leadership 4Girls coaches girls on how to create an inner confidence and unwavering competence that stay with them for a lifetime. Open to girls entering first-sixth grade, Leadership 4Girls’ purpose is to instill purpose, power and passion in future women leaders.
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 $99. For more information, call 407-903-1133 or visit www.victoryma.com on the Web.
MARTIAL ARTS & CHAMPION BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU/MMA CAMP at Orlando BJJ Training Academy, 28 W. Michigan St., Orlando, 407-730-3389, www.orlandobjj.com, encourages youngsters to train like a champion in a fun, fitness-filled environment. Its skilled instructors teach self-confidence, respect and discipline through skill-oriented games aimed at improving children’s coordination, motor skills, agility and flexibility. Anti-bullying techniques in the Bully-Free Zone, grappling and mat work, Octagon Gagaball/Dodgeball and Junior Cross-Fit Olympics also are offered. Weekly sessions take place June 10-Aug. 10, and are $100 for classes from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. or $160 for classes from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Discounts are available for members.
OVERNIGHT CAMP 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) camp, teen leadership camps, Florida trip camps, and other speciality day camps. Wewa has air-conditioned cabins; water-skiing and water sports; 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.
SKATING CAMPS at Let’s Skate, 14207 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Garden, 407-614-3812, www.letsskateorlando.com. Children enjoy fun and memorable experiences at Let’s Skate, where they can socialize and enjoy the fun fitness of roller-skating. Options include paying $35 per day or $150 per week, and a $25 registration fee is required. Multifamily discounts are offered, and lunch and snacks are provided. Drop-off is as early as 7:30 a.m., and pickup is as late as 6 p.m. Campers are encouraged to enroll early due to limited availability.
SOCCER CAMPS at Disney Soccer Academy, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, www.disneysocceracademy.com, give participants the opportunity to play and learn side-by-side with soccer superstars during an instructional camp for children ages 6-18. Past camp sessions have featured appearances by professional English Premier League players. Registration for the four-day session is $390 and includes on-field instruction on world-class fields, an event T-shirt, athlete gift, lunch and special appearances by professional soccer players.
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 archery, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, softball, volleyball and tennis. Foundation Academy also offers academic and art camps.
SPORTS CAMPS at Trinity Sports Performance, 407-347-7977, www.trinitysportsperformance.net, help athletes improve their endurance, speed, agility/balance and power. Participants learn techniques to minimize/prevent injuries and improve running form and speed, jumping techniques to generate explosive movement in games, and more. Trinity Sports Performance teaches the very skills that recruiters, coaches and top-notch athletes look for.
SUMMER CAMPS at Central Florida Preparatory School, 1450 Citrus Oaks Ave., Gotha, 407-290-8073, www.cfprep.org, offer learning disguised as fun. Summer learners create art, play with clay, embrace the science of cooking, explore Spanish scavenger hunts, and engage in math mania. They also can expect waterslides, music and movement, progressive technology and new friends who will last a lifetime. Weeklong camps are for pre-K3 through fifth grade, and extended care is available. Sessions are $125 per week, but Southwest Orlando Bulletin readers who call by May 1, 2013, can receive $20 off the weekly dues. (Promo 97SWB25, terms apply.)
SUMMER CAMPS at Children’s Lighthouse, 220 Windermere Road, Winter Garden, 407-395-0077, www.childrenslighthousepof.com, are for school-age children who have finished kindergarten to fifth grade. Campers go on several field trips, including SeaWorld Orlando, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Downtown Disney, Legoland Florida and more. The cost is $140 per week, and a one-time activity fee is required.
SUMMER CAMPS at Christ the King Lutheran Preschool, 4962 Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, 407-876-8155, www.ctkpreschool.com, allow campers to experience adventure through themed sessions, including World of Games, Little Chefs, Everything Messy and Spanish Camp. Weekly sessions — designed for potty-trained 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds — are Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Campers are asked to pack a lunch. Registration forms are available on the website listed above.
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 24-July 19 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; and extended care is available.
SUMMER CAMPS at the Jewish Community Center of South Orlando at the Jack & Lee Rosen Campus, 11184 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, 407-513-4226, www.campj.org. Camp J is a one-stop camping shop, located in the heart of Southwest Orlando, for families with children of multiple ages and talents. Serving toddlers to teens, Camp J features a general camp, sports camp and theater camps, plus special activities like weekly field trips. Most programs run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with extended care available from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. At Camp J, children from all backgrounds and faiths have fun.
SUMMER CAMPS at Ladybird Academy Windermere and Lake Nona, 407-829-8530, www.ladybirdacademy.com, are exciting camps for children ages 5-12. Campers will not want to miss Ladybird Academy’s wide selection of weekly field trips, including Gatorland, skating, bowling and Orlando Science Center. Participants also stay busy doing crafts and participating in fun activities. Ladybird Academy’s newest facility is opening in Dr. Phillips this fall.
SUMMER CAMPS at Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, 407-836-8580, www.thehistorycenter.org/education/youth/camp, are sponsored by Orlando Federal Credit Union. Campers in kindergarten-eighth grade can choose from a different theme each week, including pirates, astronauts, crime scene investigators and more. Members pay $125 per child, per week; nonmembers pay $150 per child, per week, except for the week of July 1-3. During that time frame, members pay $75 per child; nonmembers pay $90 per child. Sessions take place June 10-Aug. 16 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Early drop-off and extended day are available.
SUMMER CAMPS at SeaWorld Orlando, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando, 866-479-2267, www.seaworld.org/camps. Campers can uncover the mysteries of the ocean, come face-to-face with amazing animals, make new friends and have a whale of a time at SeaWorld Camp. Participants interact with and learn about a variety of animals, including penguins and dolphins, as well as create unique crafts and enjoy fun activities and games. Day and resident camps are available.
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, crafts, field games and more are offered. Weekly themes are followed for each session. Weeklong sessions run June 3-Aug. 2. A discount is offered for siblings or enrollment for the entire summer, and exciting new science and drama programs are available.
SUMMER READING PROGRAMS through the Orange County Library System, www.ocls.info, entertain and educate children and teens at all library locations from June-August. The fun and free programs keep children active in reading throughout the summer. Research consistently shows that children who stop reading during the summer regress in their reading levels.
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.
SURF & SPORTS CAMPS at Ho Daddy O’s, 4589 S. Atlantic Ave., Ponce Inlet, 386-760-4459, www.ponceinlet.com, are weeklong summer camps for children to learn the basics of surfing, wave riding, stand-up paddle boarding, and traditional paddle boarding, combined with introductory lessons in surf terminology, ocean safety and awareness, and wave and weather predicting. Ho Daddy O’s provides a fun atmosphere designed to be fitness-oriented and quality-supervised. Its staff complements its instruction with games and education, and, most importantly, teaches a love and respect for the ocean and beach culture.
TECHNOLOGY CAMPS offered at iD TECH CAMPS and iD TEEN ACADEMIES, 888-709-8324, www.internaldrive.com, give children ages 7-17 a competitive edge. Participants create iPhone apps, programs with C++ or Java, video games, websites, movies, robots and more. Weeklong, day and overnight programs are held at more than 60 universities in 26 states, including Rollins College, the University of Miami, University of South Florida, and more. Small classes — guaranteed a max ratio of 8:1 — are taught by adult-only instructors for personalized instruction. Also, teen-only programs include iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy and iD Visual Arts Academy.
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, chess and other activities. Weekly sessions are June 10-Aug. 16, and hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The cost is $225 per week.
TENNIS CAMPS at Star Island Resort, 5000 Avenue of the Stars, Kissimmee, just east of Walt Disney World Resort’s entrance, 407-459-6188, www.starislandtennis.com. Star Island offers two different weekly, full-day, summer programs for children from June 10-Aug. 16. A high-performance camp for competitive players is run by former Association of Tennis Professionals tour pro Jhonnatan Medina, and a fun camp for recreational players is also available. Both include tennis, swimming, fitness, beach volleyball, games and more. Camp hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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 lifeguard-supervised swimming 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. Assessments are required for Elite Tennis USA training, which is $300 per week.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL at Harvest Bible Chapel, 12120 Chase Road, Windermere, 407-505-4888, www.hbcorlando.org, takes place June 10-14 from 5-8 p.m. Harvest Kids will perform in Athens — Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth. During the session, dinner is served nightly at 5 p.m., and VBS is from 6-8 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL CAMPS at Orlando Volleyball Academy, 6700 Kingspointe Parkway, Orlando, 407-226-0188, www.orlandovolleyball.com. Orlando Volleyball Academy offers volleyball camps for beginners, intermediate and advanced volleyball players. Camps range from $195-$300 and include half- or full-day sessions. Camps, which are held from June-August, provide skills and drills, along with games, in a safe environment. Due to space limitations, early registration is encouraged.
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