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Enjoy some good old-fashioned summer fun at Mead Garden's Young Naturalist summer camp.
Enjoy some good old-fashioned summer fun at Mead Garden's Young Naturalist summer camp.
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Orange County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services will provide free meals to children during the summer. This summer, meals will be served at many locations including community partners, Monday through Friday at various times. There are no income requirements or registration. Any child younger than age 18 may come to eat. For a list of open sites, contact [email protected] or dial 211.

Winter Park

Youth Leaders

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce’s Youth Leaders program is Central Florida's premier leadership program for high school students. Students develop new leadership skills and discover opportunities for leadership within our community. Session topics include team building, arts and culture, media and communications, law and government and a day for career exploration and mentoring. Two sessions available: June 18-22 or July 16-20. Call 407-644-8281 or visit Apply by May 8.


MASA (Math, Arts, and Science Achievement) Center for Gifted and Talented Youth programs offer students challenging educational opportunities through fun hands-on activities and inquiry-based instruction that allow them to develop their intellect, use higher cognitive skills to create and to invent. MASA is sponsored and supported by NASA's Florida Space Grant Consortium. Sessions are June 11-18 and June 18-22 at 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, in Winter Park (Trinity Prep School). Visit to register.

FYAO Youth Orchestra

Come experience the Florida Young Artists Orchestra (FYAO) summer camp under the artistic direction of world-renowned conductor Dr. Alvaro Gomez. Summer camp is open to all strings, woodwind, brass and percussion musicians ages 7-18, who can read music. Session is June 18-22 at Trinity Preparatory School's campus, 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, in Winter Park. Cost is $250, with $25 sibling discount. Extended day options available. Call 407-257-8886 or visit

Breakthrough Theatre

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will hold a Summer Theater Camp for elementary and middle school students June 11-July 6. The camp is for first through eighth-grade students. The camp will run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration forms are available at under "Summer Registration Forms". The Breakthrough Theatre is located at 419A W. Fairbanks Ave. in Winter Park.


Y camps, whether overnight, day or specialty camps, all share one thing: they’re about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. They spend their days swimming, playing sports, learning positive character development, doing arts and crafts and going on field trips. Visit

Rollins College

Rollins College summer camp programs combine interesting, hands-on activities with innovative course content to create a rewarding educational camp experience. Each course provides in-depth subject exploration while maintaining a fun summer camp atmosphere. The dates for the 2012 Rollins College Summer Camp are Session A: June 12-July 6, and Session B: July 9-Aug. 3. Visit

iD Tech Camp

Held at Rollins College, iD Tech Camp students learn firsthand how their hobbies can turn into potential careers. Campers ages 7-17 create iPhone apps, robots, video games, websites, C++ and Java programs, 3D animations, movies and more. Visit

Crealdé School of Art

Crealdé’s Summer ArtCamp, beginning Monday, June 11, offers kids between ages 4 and 17 more than 20 classes in a variety of media including painting, drawing, clay and ceramics, sculpture, traditional film or digital photography, and printmaking. Contact 407-671-1886 or visit They are located at 600 St. Andrews Blvd., in Winter Park.

Mead Garden

Registration is now open for this summer's elementary, middle and high school camps. Early Bird discount registration for Mead Botanical Garden members and prior campers ends May 15. Enjoy fresh air and fun, wildlife and water, pine trees and pollinators, bees and butterflies, creeks and critters, going green and getting grimy with some good old-fashioned summer fun at Mead Garden’s Young Naturalist summer camp. Visit

Reading sessions

University of Central Florida’s Division of Continuing Education will offer eight different reading skills programs for ages 4 through adults. Tuition and materials fees vary by program level. An early summer session begins the week of June 11, and a late summer session begins the week of July 16. Programs meet in Orlando and Winter Park. For more information or to register, call 888-201-2448.

Winter Park Crew

Winter Park Crew Learn To Row Summer Camp from July 23 to August 17, 2012. The camp will run Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8am until noon. The cost is $300 per rower. Offered to boys and girls in grades 7-12, the WPC Learn To Row Summer Camp is designed to give students the opportunity to learn or improve their skills in the great sport of rowing. No experience is necessary; the camp will teach everything a rower needs to know to start their rowing career. For rowers with some experience on the water, the Camp will provide the chance to continue to build their rowing skills. For all of you high school athletes, rowing is a great low-impact sport and the perfect way to cross-train over the summer. The deadline to register is July 16. For more information, please contact John Hursh at [email protected]

Peterbrooke Chocolatier WP’s Chocolate Camp

Become a chocolatier every Tuesday and Wednesday in June and July from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. It's $40/child. Kids will learn the history of chocolate, dipping and tempering techniques (lunch included) 300 S. Park Ave. Winter Park, FL. RSVP to 407-644-3200.


City of Maitland

Youth Summer Basketball Camps and Youth Summer Volleyball Clinics are planned at the Maitland Middle School gym. Youth Summer Tennis Camps are planned at Maitland Community Park. Call 407-539-0042 or 407-539-2830 or visit for details and registration information.

Art & History Museums – Maitland

Children’s art classes: Ages 6-17, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. We offer three two-week sessions: June 11 – 22, July 9 – 20 and July 23 – Aug. 3. Classes meet three times per week. Choose from pottery, drawing, painting, cartooning and more! Visit

Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic summer basketball camps are back for their best season ever. Join them at one of more than 20 sessions that will offer expert instruction, fantastic giveaways and NBA excitement. The camps are held locally at the RDV Sportsplex and the Maitland JCC. Visit to register.

Intensive Reading/Math Summer Program

MOA Intensive Reading/Math Summer Program designed by certified teachers and school psychologists to help emerging 2nd -5th graders with learning needs. Maximum 6 children per teacher. Contact or 407-809-5680.

Baldwin Park

Bright Horizons

Through discovery and exploration your child will experience the summer of a lifetime while enrolled in Our World Our Backyard, Bright Horizons’ signature summer program. Teachers work to develop a curriculum that takes advantage of all that summer offers. The staff uses playgrounds and the surrounding community as an extension of the center, helping children to discover science and explore nature, creative art and music. For more information please visit

Orlando Metro Gymnastics

Orlando Metro offers Kidz Sports Day Camps on all major school holidays and vacations. Activities include gymnastics, games, swimming, arts and crafts, bounce houses and much more. During summer camp there are regular field trips to the LB McLeod location for skateboarding and other local businesses. Full-day or half-day sessions are available. Visit

Baldwin Oaks Academy

Baldwin Oaks Academy Summer Camp is now enrolling ages 3-12. For elementary and middle school campers, each week features different themes like photography, robotics or drama. Preschoolers will be taking a “Road Trip to the Four Corners of the United States.” Camp hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the cost is $160 per week. For an additional $30 per week, extended care until 6 p.m. is available. Contact 407-647-0119 or visit

Orlando area

Orlando Repertory Theatre

Create, explore and perform with the Orlando Repertory Theatre’s Youth Academy summer camps with multiple sessions for kids entering grades first through 12. Also offered are special sessions for preschoolers and their parents or grandparents. Most camps take place at the theatre’s facility in Orlando’s Loch Haven Park and conclude with a showcase on the final day. For information and pricing visit

Orlando Science Center

The Orlando Science Center is hosting a full schedule of summer camps for kids entering Pre-K through ninth grade. Tuition includes extended care (before and after camp) and a camp T-shirt. Lunch and snacks are available, or campers can choose to bring their own. The OSC will host two open house events for families to preview and register for camp on Saturday, May 12, and Saturday, June 2. For more details visit

Orlando Museum of Art

See, discover and create art treasures at the Orlando Museum of Art this summer through the Summer Art Programs with sessions for students entering grades first through ninth. Join OMA for a summer of unique art-making experiences that place value on the process of creating in a relaxed atmosphere. Register for one week or up to 10 weeks with a different theme each week. For information, call 407-896-4231, ext. 262, email [email protected] or visit

Orange County Regional History Center

Adventures in History camp programs offer kids an opportunity to explore their creativity, expand their imaginations and enhance their knowledge of the world around them. The OCRHC offers summer camp for grades kindergarten though eighth. Day camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Early drop-off starts at 7:30 a.m. and extended day is available until 6 p.m. for an additional $10 per child, per day. The cost for members is $110 per child, per week and for non-members $140 per child, per week. There is a 10 percent discount for sibling or multiple-week enrollment. Visit

East Orlando

Central Florida Soccer Academy

Train with professionals and World Cup champions at Amanda Cromwell’s Girls Day and Overnight Camps at UCF. The camp runs from June 11-15, June 20-23 and July 15-18. Call 407-823-6611, email [email protected] or visit


Spend the summer building robots at I Brick Academy’s Lego RoboCamps for kids grades third through eighth. Call 407-230-6100, email [email protected] or visit

Kids R Kids

Times machines, ice ages, castles and knights—these are all weekly camp themes at Kids R Kids summer camp for ages 5-12. Camp dates are June 8 and Aug. 17. Call Tracy at 407-381-7979, email [email protected] or visit

UCP of Central Florida

UCP of Central Florida offers full-day camp programs for children from newborn through fourth grade. The school is for children with all abilities, but this camp offers experts for children with special needs. UCP is located at 12702 Science Drive, in Orlando, near UCF. Call 407-852-3300 or visit

Academic Summer Camps

Avoid summer learning loss with Sylvan’s Summer Camps. Our camps will boost confidence and enhance academic skills to set your child up for success — in and out of the classroom. Help your child gain the confidence needed to start the new school year strong! Sylvan offers the following learning camps and programs during school breaks. Reading, Writing, Math, Fit 4 Algebra, Advance Reading for speed and SAT/ACT Prep ….For more information call 407-207-8050 or visit our website @

Seminole County

Hard Knocks

Session of Combat laser tag and Gaming camp will be held at Hard Knocks in Oviedo for students ages 8-15. Sessions run Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or 5:30 p.m.) on select weeks, June 18-Aug. 10. Visit or call 407-359-9091.

Cherie Dacko

Instructor Cherie Dacko at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art in Sanford is teaching a six-week schedule of art camp offerings. Dacko has a degree in fine art and has taught children and teen classes for several years. For registration information, contact instructor Cherie Dacko directly at 407-496-9524 or by email at [email protected]

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