Ultimate Summer Camp Guide

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2020 Ultimate Summer Camp Guide

COVID UPDATE! Most of the camps in this guide were submitted prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with each listing to see if they have made alterations or cancellations to their Summer Camp schedule.

It is almost summer again, and for many families that means summer camp!

Just because the kids will be out of school doesn’t mean they have to stop learning, growing, and playing! We are lucky to have many different camps available for our kids in Orlando that focus on everything from art, dance, science, sports, academics and more. Here are some of the BEST summer camps in our area.

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iD Tech Camps

Virtual Tech Camps are the perfect, home-based option for students ages 7-19 seeking the collaborative spirit of our on-campus programs. Structured, weeklong sessions with 2 hours of live instruction per day + 2 hours of self-paced project development. Curriculum in Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, AI, Unreal Engine, Adobe, 3D modeling, and more. 5 students max per instructor, blending personalized learning and team interaction. Save $100 with code TOGETHER as long as social distancing is in effect.

Camp Invention

Camp Invention: A hands-on STEM camp where creativity reaches new heights!

Camp Invention® is the nationally acclaimed, nonprofit summer enrichment program created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) for kindergarteners through 6th graders. At Camp Invention, children are presented with opportunities to collaborate and explore STEM concepts through fun, hands-on challenges designed to build confidence, persistence and creative problem-solving skills. Since 1990, this one-of-a-kind program has been helping children unlock their potential to become creators, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Each year, Camp Invention offers an all-new experience that is directly influenced by world-changing inventors, our NIHF Inductees. With our 2020 program, Elevate, children will have fun controlling their very own flight simulation robot and launching rockets and hand-copters in Camp Invention Flight Lab™, protecting the Earth’s ecosystems in Rescue Squad™, designing the ultimate sports complex in Camp Invention Champions™ and learning the value of their biggest ideas in Design Thinking Project™. Local educators will lead this action-packed program featuring imaginative activities that inspire children to ask questions, overcome obstacles and develop persistence. 

Not only does Camp Invention offer a high-energy summer experience, but it provides proven benefits, like greater creativity and interest in STEM subjects, that can last a lifetime. The program also positively impacts instructors who are dedicated to preparing students for the future.

If your child is entering grades 7-9, they can get involved at a Camp Invention location in a whole new way. Through our Leaders-in-Training (LIT) program, they can help guide campers through STEM activities, encouraging creativity and hands-on fun while building their leadership and goal-setting skills.

Camp Invention locations can be found nationwide, including in your area. Visit www.invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to register. Use promo code LOCAL25 to save $25 (expires 3/31/20) or LOCAL15 to save $15 (expires 5/12/10). Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention T-shirt. Availability is limited, so secure your spot today!

Orlando Shakes

Orlando Shakes invites students to expand their imagination, while experimenting, taking risks, and challenging expectations! The young performer in your life will take center stage and learn from professional teaching artists during our performing arts summer camps.

With options to fit every student Age 4 through Grade 12, our education experiences are uniquely designed to use theater to build critical life skills in each participant. Our techniques encourage creativity, collaboration, problem solving, concentration, public speaking, and a strong work ethic. These are the life skills your child will learn that will help them move forward to a better future, while having fun at the same time!

Virtual Summer Camp with The Wiggles and Rascal + Friends

Beginning the week of July 14th, The Wiggles will be partnering with Rascal + Friends to present a two-week virtual summer camp for toddlers and their parents, simply called, “Virtual Summer Camp with The Wiggles and Rascal + Friends.” The program will be hosted by Emma Wiggle and Captain Feathersword, and promises to keep little ones entertained with arts, crafts, singing, dancing, and some special pirate-worthy prizes.

The Virtual Summer Camp is FREE and will take place LIVE for 20-minute sessions July 14, 16, 21 and 23 from Noon-12:20 pm ET. All sessions will be available to families throughout North America on both The Wiggles and Rascal + Friends Facebook pages. After airing live, all the Virtual Summer Camp sessions will then be available on both The Wiggles and Rascal + Friends Facebook sites for the duration of Summer.

Camp J at the Rosen JCC

Campers make lifelong memories at Camp J at the Rosen JCC.

SUMMER CAMPS at the Rosen JCC, 11184 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, 407-387-5330, campjorlando.org. Camp J at the Rosen JCC in Dr. Phillips is the place to be! It offers a full selection of summer programs, open to all, including a general camp, sports camp and a variety of specialty camps. This summer, Rosen JCC is proud to host the Orlando Repertory Theatre Camp (The REP), Orlando Magic Basketball Camp, and My Gym Camp as part of its growing program. Extended care from 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. is available.

More Summer Camps

Anchor Academy Preschool, Apopka, FL

Growing Tree Learning Center, Casselberry, FL

Kids In The Country, St Cloud, FL

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