2023 Summer Camps - Education

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Young Innovators Academy Summer Camp

1297 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden

Details: Young Innovators Academy combines fun-filled, hands-on, quality educational experiences with surperior safety standards. Our caring, well-trained counselors help ensure an action-packed week of laughing and learning with unique weekly themes, field trips and adventures.
Camp dates: All summer
Tuition: Call for information
Registration: Online at younginnovatorsacademy.com
Ages: Varies
Contact: (844) 909-0800 or [email protected] or Click here to register!

UR Learning Solution Summer Program

Various Locations

Details: Learn academic fundamentals through fun activities. Camp offers field trips, games, social activities, problem-solving and more.
Camp dates: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 6 through July 27
Tuition: Varies
Registration: urlearningsolution.com
Ages: Varies
Contact: [email protected] or (407) 658-7575 or Click here to register!

Orlando Science Center Summer Camp

Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando

Details: These STEM camps provide a nurturing environment that promotes hands-on learning while fostering excitement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Themed weeks include Junior Astronaut, Superhero Science, LEGO-Ology, Young Gardeners, Activate Creature Powers, Engineering Together and Minecraft.
Camp dates: Starting May 29
Tuition: Starting at $200, varies depending on age, program and membership status
Registration: Online osc.org
Ages: Preschool through entering ninth grade
Contact: (407) 514-2112 or osc.org/education/summercamps

Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camp

West Orange Church of Christ, 1450 Daniels Road, Winter Garden

Details: These LEGO-themed camps offer themed weeks, including Star Wars Galaxy, Bat League, Super Hero Academy, Amusement Park, Jurassic Brick Land Park, Pokémon, Classic Arcade and more.
Camp dates: May 29 through Aug. 4
Tuition: Varies - Early care and after care available for extra fee
Registration: Ongoing
Ages: Varies
Contact: (407) 603-5439

Camp Invention: Wonder

The Crenshaw School, 2342 Hempel Ave., Gotha

Details: Campers explore physics, design engineering and art as they build their own mini skate park, create DIY riders, personalize their mini skateboards and try out challenging features.
Camp dates: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 12-16
Tuition: $300
Registration: Ongoing; register online at campinvention.org
Ages: Entering kindergarten through sixth grade
Contact: (407) 757-2241

Children's Lighthouse

220 Windermere Road, Winter Garden

Details: Spend the summer in a fun, exciting and safe setting.
Camp dates: All summer
Tuition: Call for information
Registration: Ongoing
Ages: Varies
Contact: (407) 395-0077 or visit ChildrensLighthousePOF.com

Code Ninjas Windermere

Plantation Grove Shopping Center, 2560 Maguire Road, Suite 210, Ocoee

Details: Kids can participate in camps such as Modding with Minecraft, Intro to Roblox Development, Become a YouTuber and Adventures in Game Design
Camp dates: TBA
Tuition: Varies
Registration: codeninjas.com
Ages: 8-14
Contact: (855) 563-2633

Cranium Academy Summer Camp

Cranium Academy, 4068 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden

Details: The program offers fun and learning for students with a wide range of interests in the arts, humanities, sciences and STEM.
Camp dates: Weeklong sessions
Tuition: Call for information
Registration: Ongoing at camps.endeavorschools.com
Ages: 5-10
Contact: (407) 294-6950

Foreign Language Immersion School Summer Day Camp

Foreign Language Immersion School, 1550 Celebration Blvd., Suite 103, Celebration

Details: Students will participate in a fun and educational experience. They will have the opportunity to learn about science through interactive, hands-on science activities — all in the Spanish language. Classes will allow students to become junior scientists for the summer and embark on a series of adventures, all facilitated in the Spanish language by educators who are native speakers.
Camp dates: Throughout the summer
Tuition: Varies
Registration: Ongoing
Ages: 5-10
Contact: (321) 939-4177 or [email protected]

Grade Power Learning

286 Moore Road, Ocoee

Details: Summer learning programs help students maintain their learning momentum while catching up on missed concepts and getting a head start on next year’s curriculum.
Camp dates: Call for information
Tuition: Call for information
Registration: Ongoing
Ages: All grade levels
Contact: (407) 502-4889

ID Tech Camp

Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park

Details: Kids and teens will discover coding, game development, robotics and design in an inspiring, collegiate setting.
Camp dates: Weekly from June 12 through July 17
Tuition: Starts at $1,029
Ages: 7 to 17
Contact: (888) 709-8324 or idtech.com

Kids’ College By Lake Sumter State College

Various campus locations

Details: Kids’ College, sponsored by Lake-Sumter State College, has a mission to provide an enriching academic summer experience for school-age children to expand their knowledge, learn new skills and have an opportunity for exploration and discovery. 
Camp dates: Various weeks June 5 through July 27. Morning, afternoon and full-day options Mondays through Thursdays. 
Tuition: Ranges from $75 to $260
Registration: Ongoing
Ages: Grades one through nine
Contact: (352) 435-6359 or lssc.edu/youth

Mad Science Of Central Florida

West Oaks Mall, 9401 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee

Details: Mad Science Lab WEST will host a variety of camps that will satisfy scientific curiosities for elementary- and middle-school-age children.
Camp dates: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 5-9 (Brixology LEGO Engineering Camp), June 12-16 (Eureka! The Inventor’s Camp), June 26-30 (Robotics and Coding), July 17-21 (Boom, Splat, Fizz! Messy, Slimey Science!)
Tuition: Starting at $275
Registration: Ongoing at cfl.madscience.org
Ages: 4-12
Contact: (386) 898-4570

Mead Botanical Garden Young Naturalist Camp

1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park

Details: Campers will have fun interacting with nature in the beautiful and unique setting of Mead Botanical Garden. They will make discoveries about wildlife, wetlands, plants, the environment and our ecosystem.
Camp dates: Weekly camps from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 6 through July 22. Extended care available for an additional charge.
Tuition: $275
Registration: Ongoing
Ages: 5-13
Contact: (407) 622-6323 or [email protected]

Oakland Nature Preserve Environmental Day Camp

Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland

Details: Daylong experiences will give students the opportunity to enjoy environmental fun in a safe, small-group setting. The fun-filled day will be a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities, with themes changing weekly.
Camp dates: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12-16 (Creatures of the Night), June 19-23 (Adventures at Frogwarts), June 26-30 (Art in Nature), July 10-14 (Adventures at Frogwarts), July 17-21 (Into the Woods), July 24-28 (The Lorax and More)
Tuition: $175 per week for members, $195 for others
Registration: Available online at oaklandnaturepreserve.org
Ages: 6-12
Contact: (407) 905-0054 or [email protected]

Orange County Public Library Summer Reading Program

Orange County Public Library locations

Details: Orange County Public Library locations will present Oceans of Possibilities, an exploration of new depths, seven seas and infinite stories.
Camp dates: Ongoing
Tuition: Varies
Registration: Register at ocls.info/srpkids
Ages: Varies
Contact: ocls.info/srpkids

Orange County Regional History Center Adventures In History Camps

65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando

Details: The fun learning environment combines cool historic facts with STEAM content through hands-on activities. Camp themes include Courtroom Forensics, Creature Feature, Myths & Mysteries of Florida,Trailblazing Floridians, Moon Walkers & Ocean Trekkers and History Unearthed.
Camp dates: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 30 through Aug. 4 Tuition: $225 for members and $250 for non-members. Orange County Government employees eligible for member discount.
Tuition: includes early- and after-care, and a camp T-shirt
Registration: Ongoing at thehistorycenter.org/education/summer-camp-2023
Ages: 6-11
Contact: (407) 836-8580

Park Maitland Summer Camp

Park Maitland School, 1450 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland

Details: Summer programs include day camps, academic camps, specialty camps and sports camps
Camp dates: May 31 through Aug. 2
Tuition: Varies according to program. Before- and after-care is available
Registration: parkmaitland.com
Ages: Rising K4 through eighth grade
Contact: (407) 904-7390 or (407) 759-4680

Seaworld Orlando Summer Camps

SeaWorld Orlando, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando

Details: SeaWorld Orlando’s summer day camps combine education and entertainment in a way that connects people to the sea and sea life.
Camp dates: Varies
Tuition: Weekly costs vary depending on program
Registration: Ongoing
Ages: Preschool through entering 12th grade
Contact: (407) 545-5550 or seaworldcamps.com/orlando

StarChild Academy Summer Camps

StarChild Windermere, 11815 Silverlake Park Drive, Windermere; StarChild Winter Garden, 1324 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden

Details: Programs feature field trips and guest speakers who visit its locations.
Camp dates: Call for dates
Tuition: Varies
Registration: Fill out application at starchildacademy.com
Contact: StarChild Windermere, (407) 876-7827, or email [email protected]; StarChild Winter Garden, (407) 877-0345, or email [email protected]

Trek Tutoring And Test Prep

Online and in-person tutoring available.

Details: Trek Tutoring offers customized programs in SAT/ACT prep, middle-school math, pre-algebra, algebra 1, algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, AP calculus, IB mathematics and more.
Camp dates: All summer
Tuition: Call for information
Registration: mathtrektutoring.com
Ages: Varies
Contact: (407) 269-2037 or email to [email protected]

UCF Stem

4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando

Details: Multiple camps, including Camp Connect, GLAMPing (Girls Leading and Making Program), Laser & Photonics Camp and Summer Institutes
Camp dates: Varies
Tuition: Varies
Registration: ucf.edu/summercamp
Ages: Middle school and high school
Contact: ucf.edu

Valencia College East Campus

701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando

Details: Rock and Roll Camp and Summer Dance Institute arts- and communications-focused programs are offered
Camp dates: Rock and Roll Camp is June 5-9 for ages fifth through 12th grades; Summer Dance Institute (must audition) is June 26 through July 22 for ninth through 12th grades
Tuition: $320 and $200, respectively
Registration: valenciacollege.edu/academics/programs
Ages: Middle school and high school
Contact: (407) 299-5000 or valenciacollege.edu

YMCA Specialty Camps

Downtown Orlando YMCA, 433 N. Mills Ave., Orlando; Dr. P. Phillips YMCA, 7000 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando; Lake Nona YMCA, 9055 Northlake Parkway, Orlando

Details: Camps include Animal Lovers, Art Lovers, Brixology, Crazy Chemistry Lab, Dance/Cheer Camp, STEM/Science and Junior Chefs
Camp dates: Starting June 5
Tuition: Varies
Registration: ymcacf.org/programs/camps/specialty/interest
Ages: Varies
Contact: [email protected]

Special Needs Camps

Building Pathways Summer Life And Social Skills Camps

Because of confidentiality, call for Ocoee address.

Details: Participants learn social and life skills as they engage in fun activities, including swimming, biking, tennis, basketball crafts and games, as well as attend weekly movies, shop for groceries and enjoy weekly field trips.
Camp dates: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays during the weeks of June 12, 19 and 26, and July 10, 17 and 24
Tuition: $475 per week or $1,325 for three weeks, $2,700 for all six weeks; application fee is $50
Registration: (407) 654-9711 Ages: 12 and older (must be toilet-trained and able to walk independently)
Contact: [email protected]

Easter Seals Camp Challenge

31600 Camp Challenge Road, Sorrento

Details: Camp Challenge provides a unique experience for children older than 6 years and adults of any age with disabilities and special needs to have the opportunity to actively participate in camping activities, engage in social interaction with peers, and achieve life-changing experiences.
Camp dates: Session 1 (adults) June 11-17; Session 2 (adults) June 18 to June 30; Session 3 (adults) July 2-14; Session 4 (young adults) July 16-22; and Session 5 (kids) July 24-29
Tuition: $1,105 for sessions 1, 4 and 5; $2,210 for sessions 2 and 3. Supply fee for first session is $55. The additional session supply fee is $35
Registration: Ongoing
Ages: Varies
Contact: (352) 383-4711 or [email protected]

Interventions Unlimited Social Skills Summer Camp

Interventions Unlimited, 848 Executive Drive, Oviedo

Details: Programs are designed to focus on the social needs of the children. The goal is to provide a motivating, positive, therapeutic and, most importantly, fun learning environment for children. Students must be able to form three- through five-word sentences and manage in a 1:6 ratio without being disruptive, follow directions and not require 1:1 support.
Camp dates: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 5 to July 14
Tuition: $2,655; application fee is included
Registration: Ongoing, preferred registration by June 4
Ages: 5-13
Contact: (407) 678-8889 or [email protected]

Lake Aurora’s Camp Friendship

Lake Aurora Christian Camp, 237 Golden Bough Road, Lake Wales

Details: Camp Friendship is planned especially for those with developmental and physical disabilities. Campers, each accompanied by a “special friend,” will have opportunities to participate in a wide variety of experiences, including worship, Bible study, crafts, swimming, fishing, game room, talent night, hayride and much more. Lake Aurora teams up with groups experienced with specialized programming and is a part of Lake Aurora’s The Sunshine Project.
Camp dates: July 5 to 7
Tuition: $195
Ages: 10 and older
Contact: (863) 696-1102 or [email protected]


5125 Adanson St., Suite 750, Orlando

Details: OCA’s Summer Camp is packed full of fun. Each week has a new and educational theme to deliver a summer camp experience full of fulfilling social and personal growth opportunities. This summer, participants will enjoy arts and crafts, swimming, cooking, science, games, theater, music, dance, and field trips. The PeeWee Camp is for ages 3 to 7, while the School Age Camp is for ages 8 to 22.
Camp dates: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 5 through July 28
Tuition: PeeWee $280; School Age $245 Ages: 3-22
Registration: Ongoing, preferred registration by June 4
Ages: 3-22
Contact: (407) 808-7837 or Nicole Swearingen, [email protected]

UCP Of Central Florida Summer Camp Programs

UCP West Orange Campus, 1441 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden

Details: UCP Charter Schools provide various summer enrichment camp/programs at PreK/elementary campuses. At the UCP Summer Camp Programs, children experience new things, develop new skills and have fun along the way. UCP creates an exciting, safe environment for kids of all abilities so they have an unforgettable summer of fun. A VPK program is also available from June 1 to July 21.
Tuition: Varies
Registration: $40
Ages: 2-11
Contact: (407) 904-0135 or ucpcfl.org