N.Y.C. Dance Company offers eight themed summer camps.
DANCE SUMMER CAMPS at N.Y.C. Dance Company, 328 Moore Road, Ocoee, 407-905-0107, www.nycdancecompany.com, are offered for eight themed weeks: “Ballerina Spa Week” from June 11-15; “Rock Star Week” from June 18-22, boys are welcome; “Hello Kitty Fashion Week” from June 25-29; “Games, Games, Games” from July 9-13, boys are welcome; “Design Your Own Jewelry Week” from July 16-20; “Ballerina Spa Week” from July 23-27; “Carnival Week” from July 30-Aug. 3, boys are welcome; and “End of Summer Bash Week” from Aug. 6-10, boys are welcome. Children must be potty trained.
Ready, Set, Dance offers summer programs filled with fun and dancing.
DANCE SUMMER CAMPS at Ready, Set, Dance, 2220 Hempel Ave., Gotha, 407-470-7365, www.readysetdance.com. Campers ages 3-5 enjoy half-day themed programs, such as “Princess Ballerina Camp.” Age 5-older can opt for full-day camps, with themes like “Peace, Love, Dance,” “Nifty 50s” and “80s Dance Party.” Weekly sessions end with a performance for family and friends. Dance camps include hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, tumbling, arts and crafts, sewing, hair and makeup, and more. Student drop off is 8-9:30 a.m. Family rates are available, as well as discounts for students who register for multiple camps. Regular afternoon and evening dance classes are offered during the four- to eight-week program.
Central Florida Preparatory School campers experience learning disguised as fun.
EDUCATIONAL CAMPS are learning disguised as fun at Central Florida Preparatory School, 1450 Citrus Oaks Ave., Gotha, 407-290-8073, www.cfprep.org. Located near Dr. Phillips and Windermere, CFP offers a “funtastic” summer camp, where campers learn, dance and play. Campers enjoy water slides, Spanish scavenger hunts, art projects, super science experiments and more. Language arts, math and fun are part of daily activities. Weeklong camps for pre-K3 through fifth grade take place June 4-July 27, and extended care is available. The cost is $125 per week.
Cranium Clubhouse boasts a 13,000-square-foot play facility.
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- and half-day options. Summer camp programs run every week, and themes include “Space Station,” “Kids Cafe,” “Dinosaur Dig,” “Young Picassos,” “Back Pack Around the World,” “Mad Scientists,” “Jr. Park Rangers,” “All About the Olympic Games,” “Animal Kingdom” 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.
Huntington Learning Center offers personalized academic programs.
EDUCATIONAL CAMPS at Huntington Learning Center, 5060 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando, 407-522-4477, www.huntingtonlearning.com. All summer long, Huntington Learning Center offers personalized programs in reading comprehension, math, writing, spelling, phonics and SAT/ACT preparation. Open from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Friday; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays, campers pick the days and times they want to attend. Participants who call early save $100 on a skills assessment and consultation.
Learn to Learn programs improve brain function using fun and interactive methods.
EDUCATIONAL CAMPS at Learn to Learn, 2731 Maguire Road, Ocoee, 407-275-5550, www.learntolearn.com. Learn to Learn offers a unique program that identifies specific underlying strengths and weaknesses in the brain’s core learning abilities. The program improves the brain permanently for life by targeting and strengthening the cognitive and sensory motor skills used in every learning task. Morning and afternoon sessions are available. Six free sessions are offered; however, space is limited.
Mathnasium Learning Center focuses on making math fun.
EDUCATIONAL CAMPS at Mathnasium Learning Center, 13848 Tilden Road, Suite 178, Winter Garden, 321-236-2842, www.mathnasium.com. Studies show that children lose eight to 10 weeks of math computation skills during the summer break. Mathnasium Learning Center’s summer workouts are all about preventing summer learning loss and helping students prepare for what lies ahead. For some students, that means a solid review of previous math material, while others benefit from previewing mathematical concepts.
The Academy of Etiquette & Protocol uses interactive, role-playing activities to teach campers social, business and dining etiquette.
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 are taught to campers ages 5-17 with interactive, role-playing activities. Topics include the 65 table manners and more. Teens are taught job interview etiquette, dressing for success, and formal American and continental dining. The camp includes daily snacks, a midweek tutorial lunch to prepare for the formal graduation luncheon, and an award of completion. Half- and full-day sessions are offered June 11-15 and June 18-22.
Camps at Jewel Court Stables offer equestrian lessons, trail rides, equine games and horsemanship classes.
EQUESTRIAN CAMPS at Jewel Court Stables, 17825 Terra Vista Court, Winter Garden, 407-654-8718, www.jewelcourt.com, are offered for boys and girls age 5-older, regardless of riding ability or experience. Children receive a one-hour group lesson, horsemanship classes, grooming, trail riding, swimming (no prior lessons required), arts and crafts, and lots of fun. Camp sessions are offered Monday-Friday, June-August from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and the cost is $199 per child, per session. Extreme Camp, which includes outings and transportation, also is offered.
Campers at Florida Film Academy learn to create original short movies.
FILM CAMPS at Florida Film Academy, 407-347-7563, www.flfilmacademy.com, offer young aspiring Steven Spielbergs the chance to make movies at this unique summer camp. Campers learn to use cameras, act, script, film and edit original short movies. Parents are invited to a movie premier party at the end of each session. Weekly camps take place June 11-Aug. 3. Sessions are offered from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Golf Academy at Celebration Golf Club offers camps for children ages 5-15.
GOLF CAMPS at The Golf Academy at Celebration Golf Club, 701 Golf Park Drive, Celebration, 407-566-4653, ext. 4, www.celebrationgolfacademy.com. Junior summer golf camps for children ages 5-15 are offered, as well as all-girl and advanced camps. Professional staff members teach character, fairness and citizenship, while incorporating fun and learning. Half-day camps run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; and full-day camps, which offer instruction on the golf course, are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch is included, and no equipment is needed. Advanced registration is required.
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.
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