It’s almost that time of year again. Summer, when you need to figure out what to do with the kids for 9-10 weeks. Well, you’re in luck! If you are looking for something to keep the kids occupied during the summer, take a look at this list of summer camp options.
Summer Camps in Orlando
There are a variety of different summer camps in Orlando, including performing arts, sports, stem camps and more.
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General Summer Camps in Orlando
The camps below cover a variety of interests, from history to art to film and more.
Have your kids ever wanted to run away and join the circus? Well, here is an option to let them learn circus arts, but keep them home. Sign them up for Circus Camp. Kids will learn to use the flying trapeze, trampoline, aerial hoop/silk, juggling, tight wire and more. Camp is for 6-14 years old.
Florida Film Academy
If your kids are into film making, then take a look at the Florida Film Academy. Students will work on directing, acting, post production, prop design and more. Most camps are held in Winter Garden, but they are also offering a camp at Trinity Prep, one online camp and one on location sleepaway camp.
Leu Gardens Summer Camp
This summer, Leu Gardens is offering four different camps: Super Awesome Cool Pottery Camp, Nature Nut! Camp, Full STEAM Ahead Camp and Nature Around the World Camp. In all camps, kids will explore Leu Gardens to learn about the plants and animals, as well as play games and do different activities.
City of Orlando
The City of Orlando is running three different camps this summer. The Recreation Camp is for elementary schoolers and will run at different schools around Orlando. Kids will be able to participate in a variety of activities including PE, Yoga, Art, Lego Challenges, Singing, Dancing, Karate, Improv and Charades. They will also be running After School All Stars Camp for Middle Schoolers. In the morning, middle schoolers will be able to brush up on their academics and in the afternoon, they will participate in fun activities such as sports, art, dance, etc. The City of Orlando will also be running a skate camp where kids 9-14 can learn to skateboard.
Orlando History Center
The Orlando History Center is running their Adventures in History Summer Camp for kids 6 to 11. Campers will learn cool historic facts and learn about STEAM content through hands-on activities.
Lake Cypress Summer Camp
If you live over on the west side of Orlando and are looking for a fun day camp for the kids, check out Lake Cypress Summer Camp. At Lake Cypress, kids will get participate in a variety of fun camp activities including swimming, dancing, bouncy houses, waterslides, giant obstacle courses, gaga ball, cooking, science and more.
Performing Arts Summer Camps in Orlando
If your kids love dancing, singing, acting or playing a musical instrument, then you will want to check out the camps below.
Central Florida Community Arts Summer Camp
Central Florida Community Arts Summer Camp is offering a variety of summer camps for kids from pre-k through teens. They offer arts camps for younger kids all the way to musical theater intensives for teens. Kids will be able to work with professional directors and choreographers.
Drawchange Art and Music Camp
Drawchange is holding a summer camp for kids ages 5-9. Kids will have a fun music and arts experience. Camp sessions incorporate Imagination, Collaboration, Empowerment, Dream-Building, Self-Esteem, Creation, and Stress Relief.
Dr. Phillips Center Camp
If your kids love musical theater, then you will definitely want to take a look at the summer camps being held at Dr. Phillips Center. They offer camps from age 6 through high school. Each musical theater camp has a final showcase where parents can see what kids worked on for the week. High schoolers can also audition to be a part of a Catch Me If You Can, which is a two-week camp that culminates in the show.
Magic Curtain Summer Acting Camp
Magic Curtain is offering summer camps for kids from pre-k to 10th grade. Each week is a different theme. Some of the themes for younger kids are Disney Favorites, Princess and Pirates, Ryan’s World and Movie Madness. Camps for older kids have Broadway themes, Harry Potter, Marvel, movie madness and more.
Orlando Ballet School
The Orlando Ballet School is offering a 2 and 5-week summer intensive for intermediate to advanced students ages 11 and up. Students will work on ballet technique and the intensive will feature guest faculty in addition to OBS faculty.
Kids Fringe is offering three Campy Camps this summer. In Story Parade and Fractured Fairytales, which are both for younger campers, campers will take part in storytelling, dance parties, nature walks and theatrical movement. They are also offering a production camp for high schoolers where campers create, produce and perform.
Orlando Philharmonic Summer Camp
The Orlando Philharmonic Summer Camp is a two-week camp for student string players who want to grow musically. Students will learn from members of the philharmonic as well as guest artists.
Orlando Rep is offering a variety of camps from including acting, stage combat and sword play, stage makeup, video production and more. Age requirements differ depending on the camp but start at 1st grade and run through 10th grade.
Orlando Shakes offers a variety of one-week camps for elementary aged kids with a variety of themes such as Pokemon, Minecraft, Sonic, Wimpy Kids and more that tap into their creativity. For tweens and teens Orlando Shakes offers acting camps that culminate in a final production of a Shakespeare play or a musical (they are doing Seussical this year).
Russian Ballet Orlando
Russian Ballet Orlando is offering a summer camp for kids ages 4-9. Every week is themed to the most popular characters, movies, and fairy tales. At the end of the week is a showcase for families. Summer Intensives in Ballet are offered for kids aged 10 and up – an audition is required.
Art Summer Camps in Orlando
If your child loves painting, drawing and creating, then take a look at these art camps in Orlando.
Drawchange Art and Music Camp
Drawchange is holding a summer camp for kids ages 5-9. Kids will have a fun summer arts and music experience. Camp sessions incorporate Imagination, Collaboration, Empowerment, Dream-Building, Self-Esteem, Creation, and Stress Relief.
Nailed It Camp
If you have a child that loves DIY, then Nailed It Camp would be perfect for them. At Nailed It Camp, campers will have lots of hands-on fun working on projects using woods, fabrics and metals. They will be able to bring home all the creations they have made during the week.
Osceola Arts will be hosting a one-week animation camp where campers can work to bring their characters to life. They will work on character stories, animation, stop motion and more
Winter Garden Art Association
Each week, the Winter Garden Art Association’s summer camp will teach children about a different type of art, and each week, children will get to explore using different techniques – and with different results. From 3D to mixed-media, children will get to explore and create their own masterpieces.
Orlando Museum of Art
Orlando Museum of Art’s summer camps focus on studio art experiences for both students who want to explore and have fun with art, and those who take it seriously and want to improve their skills. Each week, the camp will focus on a different theme and are age-appropriate in order to focus on specific skills for each grade level.
The Art Room
The Art Room offers three two-hour camp sessions per day. They are offering a variety of fun themes such as Doggy Doodles, Amazing Africa, Mario Kart, Fantastic Florida and more. Kids will be experimenting with clay, mixed media, 3D art and more depending on the class that you choose. Kids can be enrolled for more than one session in a day. If they are in the morning session and the first afternoon session, they would need to bring a lunch.
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Sports Summer Camps in Orlando
If your kids love playing sports then these are the summer camps that you will want to take a look at. They can hone skills in a sport they already play or check out a new one altogether.
Capoeira Martial Arts Summer Camp
Fitness, fun, and friends is what your child will take away after attending the Capoeira Martial Arts Summer Camp. This camp focus on teaching your child the Brazilian art form of martial arts that combines self defense with dancing and music. This camp is perfect for children ages four to thirteen and high schoolers can apply as well to take part in the leadership camp.
Orlando Archery Camp
If your kid is a huge fan of Robin Hood, the Green Arrow or Hawkeye, you might want to sign them up for Archery Camp at Orlando Archery. Kids will learn to use a bow and arrow, play games, work on physical fitness and more. Camp is for kids ages 7-15. Please note that each kid is required to have an arm guard and finger tab for daily use for them exclusively. They can be purchased from Orlando Archery.
Orlando City Soccer
If you want your kids to spend time outside and get some great exercise, then sign them up for soccer camp. From June to August, Orlando City Soccer hosts camps all around Central Florida. Find the date and location that works best for you.
Orlando Magic Basketball Camps
Orlando Magic Basketball Camps are being held for ten weeks this summer at locations all over Orlando. The majority are day camps, with one overnight session. Campers will work on reinforcing fundamental skills and work on conditioning skills. They will also play 5 on 5 games and participate in other contests and competitions.
Orlando Metro Gymnastics
Orlando Metro Gymnastics is holding Kidz Sports Day Camp during the summer. Kids will rotate through different sports, including gymnastics. Camp is for kids from ages 4-17 and both half and full day options are offered.
Oviedo Volleyball Academy
Oviedo Volleyball Academy is holding a few different summer camps for girls looking to work on their volleyball skills. FUNdamentals Camp is to work on skills such as six main skills of the game which include serving, passing, defense, setting, hitting and blocking. Rust Buster Camp is to prepare girls for Volleyball tryouts and the upcoming school season.
XL Soccer Camp
If your kid(s) loves soccer, but not the heat, then sign them up for XL Soccer Camp. Camps are held in XL’s giant indoor facility. Kids will work on aspects of the game such as dribbling, passing and shooting, as well as play fun camp games such as capture the flag, dodgeball and kickball. Both half-day and full-day camps are offered.
Victory Martial Arts
At Victory Martial Arts Camp, kids will have a week of Martial Arts fun! They will have a great time making new friends, playing games and learning some awesome ninja tricks to impress family and friends. Camps are held at 17 locations in the Orlando metro area. (camp availability could vary by location)
Winter Park Volleyball Club Summer Camp
WPVC is holding five one-week all skills camps this summer for both girls and boys. They are also offering High School Tryout Training Camp for older kids. This camp is broken down into Libero/DS, Setters, & Hitters. All camps are 3 hours long. (not yet confirmed)
If your kids love being in the water, then they will definitely love these water-based camps!
Braves Rowing/Boone Crew Summer Camp
Braves Rowing/Boone Crew Summer Camp welcomes beginners and experienced rowers (boys and girls) that will be in 6th through 12th grade in Fall of 2022. Their summer camp involves Technique Training, Erg Training, Physical Training, and Rowing of Singles, Doubles, and 4 & 8 Person Boats as skills allow. Coxswain training is also available for those interested. Join them for one week or multiple weeks. Braves Rowing t-shirt included. They will see you on the water!
M&M Surf School
M&M Surf School was started by Molli Miller a championship surfer. During camp kids will receive one-on-one surf coaching, as well as learn safety, ocean awareness, and surfing mechanics. As we are not near a beach, transportation is provided from the Mills 50 district for parents who want it. (call to ask about the camp; it is not listed on the website)
Nona Adventure Park Wakeboard Summer Camp
Best suited for children seven to fifteen years old, Nona Adventure Park Wakeboard Summer Camp serves up the fun. Located in Orlando, the park has several summer camo sessions to choose from and your child does not have to be a pro at boarding; the expert coaches will help everyone from novices to experts.
North Orlando Rowing Summer Camps
If you are looking for something for your middle schooler to do this summer other than video games, send them rowing at the North Orlando Rowing Summer Camp. The “Learn to Row” camp is great for high schoolers as well. There is no experience necessary to have a great time learning the fundamentals of coxswain and rowing.
Orlando Watersports Complex Summer Camps
Give your kids one amazing week this summer by enrolling them in the Orlando Watersports Complex Summer Camps. Children ages seven to fifteen can do half day or full day sessions and learn the fundamentals of wakeboarding. Their days will be filled with both in water and out of water activities making their week at summer camp the best week ever!
Peak Performance Swim Summer Camps
Call all competitive swimmers! Peak Performance Swim Summer Camps are known for churning our high performance swimmers and this camp is no different. There are two training levels; one for children twelve and older and one for children under eleven. Sending your child to this camp promises to be an adventure they won’t soon forget.
STEM Summer Camps in Orlando
Who says learning can’t be fun? These STEM Camps will ensure that kids are learning new things, but will also ensure that they have a good time doing it.
Bricks 4 Kidz
If your kids love Legos and they love gaming, they will love Bricks 4 Kidz. During camp, kids bring different worlds to live including Minecraft, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more. Camps are held in a variety of locations around the Orlando area.
Full Sail Labs
Full Sail Labs is offering camps for both kids and teens where they can learn to use the latest tech software. They offer camps on Adobe Photoshop, Claymation Stop Motion, Ableton Music Production, Roblox Studio Builder, Esports and more. Camps are offered both in-person and online.
If your kids love robotics, then take a look at iBrick Academy. This summer, they will be hosting virtual robotics camps for kids.
Mad Science is hosting a variety of camps this summer either in-house at their locations in Oviedo Mall or West Oaks Mall, at Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream, Lake Mary Prep or online. Each week is a different theme. Some of the themes include diggin with the dinosaurs, yuckology, NASA and Super Spy Academy. Camps are offered for kids in Pre-k through grade 5.
Orlando Science Center
Orlando Science Center is offering STEM camps all summer long. Each week is a different theme and the themes differ by grade. Kids will learn about science, engineering, maker space, outer space and more. Camps are for kids in pre-school through grade 9.
Synapse Summer Camp
If your kids love working with tech, then Synapse is a great option for them. They can do robotics, coding/programming, 3D design and printing, Minecraft, VR and more. Synapse will also be offering virtual classes if your kids are not able to go in-house.
Camps for the Littles
These camps are a great option for kids ages 4 to 7.
American Dragon Martial Arts Summer Camp
Every parent wants to keep their child busy for the summer, not just having them sitting in front of the television or on a gaming system. American Dragon Martial Arts Summer Camp is just that. Their summer camps offer children from preschool to high school a chance to build friendships, build strength, and build confidence. Their camps tun the entire summer with half day and full day programs to suit the parents’ needs.
Art Room Summer Camp
If you have a creative first grader in your home, then get them over to the Art Room Summer Camp. This year, the camps run from June to August and in two hour increments. Parents can choose to sign up for single or multiple sessions daily. This camp is better suited for children six and older.
Astro Skate Summer Camp
Roll bounce your way over to Astro Skate Summer Camp! Located on South Goldenrod Road in Orlando, Astro Skate is a great camp for children five to eleven years old. They offer half day and full day camps with both onsite and offsite activities. Some of the trips have a fee separate from the weekly tuition. Summer camp starts the last week of May and runs through August.
Capoeira Martial Arts Summer Camp
Fitness, fun, and friends is what your child will take away after attending the Capoeira Martial Arts Summer Camp. This camp focus on teaching your child the Brazilian art form of martial arts that combines self defense with dancing and music. This camp is perfect for children ages four to thirteen and highschoolers can apply as well to take part in the leadership camp.
Central Florida Community Arts Summer Camps
Each summer, Central Florida Community Arts Summer Camps offers fun activities for preschoolers to teens. Starting in June and ending in August, the CFCA Summer Camps offer a fun time to children ages four through ten years old (some weekly camps have different age ranges). There is a registration fee for the weekly camps and this year, there is also financial aid available to those families that qualify.
Code Ninjas Summer Camp
Do you have a techie in your home? Don’t know what to do with them for the summer? Send them to the Code Ninjas Summer Camp! If your child is five and older, the Code Senseis will guide your child and help them gain tech skills, all while making new friends. Summer camps start the last week of May and runs through mid August.
Creative Jane Art Summer Camp
Creative Jane Art Summer Camp is perfect for the artist in your home. Children five and older will love the different mediums that they will work in such as paper mache, painting, clay, and fiber arts. Their days will be filled with messy creations and amazing art. For children under the age of five, check out the art camps for the little ones every Friday. The camps will run from June through the first week of August.
Dance 360 Orlando Summer Camp
Dance! Dance! Dance! The Dance 360 Orlando Summer Camp is back and better than ever. Children from ages three to fourteen will enjoy dance lessons as well as arts and crafts, regular camp fun, and each week has a different theme, so the campers know what’s coming each week. Dance 360 offers half day and full day classes from mid June through the first week of August.
Florida Film Academy Summer Camp
The Florida Film Academy Summer Camp is for older children, seven to fifteen years old, who are interested in cinematic arts. Your youngster experience directing, filmmaking, production and post production. Children are grouped together in small classes with an instructor to ensure that each child will receive individual attention. Summer camp starts may and continues through August.
Free Kick Soccer Camp
Free Kick Soccer Camp has a ten week program filled with activities, training, and fun! This indoor facility, perfect for children ages four to fourteen, is designed for beginner and intermediate leveled players. There summer camp runs from the end of June through the first week of August and with their certified coaches, promise to keep your children fit and provide them fun for the entire summer.
Whichever camp you choose to sign your kids up for, we are sure they will have an amazing summer!