Grand Cypress Academy of Golf’s program includes instruction in full swing, putting, pitching and bunker play.
GOLF CAMPS at Grand Cypress Academy of Golf, 1 N. Jacaranda St., Orlando, 407-239-1975, www.grandcypress.com. Grand Cypress Academy of Golf prides itself on creating the pros of tomorrow. The Junior Golf School program includes 20 hours of comprehensive instruction taught by PGA-certified instructors. The five-day course offers instruction in full swing, putting, pitching and bunker play. Daily lunch with instructors is included. Offered June 4-Aug. 17, schools meet Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Beginner to intermediate skill-level sessions are $390, and advanced sessions for ages 12-18 are $495.
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 in Winter Haven.
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.
The Stringmania two-week summer camp by Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra is a musically enriching program for youth string musicians.
MUSIC CAMP at Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, held at 1914 Edgewood Drive, Orlando, 407-999-7800, is a two-week musical enrichment program for string players ages 7-15 who play at a Suzuki book level two or higher. Stringmania participants are provided with a challenging and fun musical experience that includes orchestra and chamber ensemble experiences, chamber group coaching, private lessons, instruction in fiddling, improvisation and more. The camp runs for two weeks, July 23-Aug. 3, Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $250 for the two weeks. A finale concert will be held at College Park Baptist Church on Aug. 23 at 6 p.m.
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) 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.
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 will have fun and memorable experiences at Let’s Skate, where they can 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.
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 grade. 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.
Foundation Academy offers camps in a safe, structured and character-building environment.
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.
Campers at Christ the King Lutheran Preschool experience fun, themed weekly sessions.
SUMMER CAMPS at Christ the King Lutheran Preschool, 4962 Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, 407-876-8155, www.ctkpreschool.com, are designed for ages 3-4. Campers experience adventure through themed sessions, including Art & Dance, Around the World, God’s Creatures and Storybook Land. Weekly sessions are Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Campers are asked to pack a lunch. Registration forms are available on the website.
Campers enjoy a variety of outdoor activities at Gan Israel Day Camp.
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 25-July 20 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; and extended care is available.
Holy Family Catholic Church campers choose from a variety of camps, including basketball.
SUMMER CAMPS at Holy Family Catholic Church, 5125 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, 407-876-0833, www.hfcchurch.com. Children choose from a variety of camps to develop their skills in sports, science or art. Camps provide lots of fun in a wholesome environment and include Orlando Magic basketball, video gaming, soccer, art, science, math, volleyball and more. Weekly sessions are offered June 4-July 27.
Campers make lifelong memories at the Jewish Community Center of South Orlando at the Jack & Lee Rosen Campus.
SUMMER CAMPS at the Jewish Community Center of South Orlando at the Jack & Lee Rosen Campus, 11184 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, 407-387-5330, www.campj.org. At Camp J, children ages 18 months-12 make memories that last a lifetime. With camps and options for every talent and specialty, all campers shine at the JCC. With so many options, Camp J is a one-stop camping shop for families with children of multiple ages and talents. Camp J offers the Dr. Phillips community sports, arts, theater, gymnastics, basketball, film, acting and more. Prices start at $159 per week.
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