2015 Sanford Summer Camps/Activities
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Wayne Densch Theater. 201 S Magnolia Ave -407.321.8111.http://www.wdpac.com/auditions/summer-camp/
Junior Camp Ages 6-10 July 27th-July 31st (9am-2pm)
A theatre basics program culminating in an end of the week afternoon performance.
Senior Camp Ages 11-17 July 6th- July 24th (9:30-3pm)
A theatrical experience in a camp setting that culminates in a multi-faceted theatrical review presentation.
Expressly You Performing Arts. 1211 Mellonville Ave. 321.314.7165.http://www.eyschoolofarts.com/home.html
Ages 3-17 June 1st-August 14th (8am-3pm) Extended hours available for a Nominal Fee
$50.00 weekly Breakfast and Lunch included, $35 registration fee
Dance, Drama, Music, Arts & Crafts, Recreation, Reading & Math, Field Trips
Musical Theater Camp
Lochwood Academy Performing Arts. 109 W Commercial Street.321.355.3757. http://www.lochwoodacademy.com/classes-camps-workshops/
Intro To Music
Session 1 – June 17 – July 13 (Wednesdays & Mondays)
Session 2 – July 15 – August 10 (Wednesdays & Mondays)
Grade 2 – 5 ~ 5:30 – 6:30pm
Grade 6 – 8 ~ 6:30 – 7:30pm
This 8 unit class will introduce students to many aspects of the musical world. The class will cover Basic Theory, Rhythms, Music Appreciation, Instruments, History, Composers, International Music, & culminate with a Jeopardy game & party!
Both sessions are the same but you are welcome to come to both!
June 8 – 19 (Mon-Fri)
Age: 2nd – 10th grade
Come join us while we go Into the Woods. This junior version will being an exciting 2 weeks of rehearsal which will end with a performance.
Nature and Animal Camp
Central Florida Zoo. 3755 NW Hwy 17-92 – 407.323.4450 x123. http://www.centralfloridazoo.org/summercamp
June, July and August/Tues, Wed, and Thurs. (9:30-10:30am) Ages 2-5
Zoo Pass Holder-$12 per class, Non-Pass Holder-$15 per class
Sprouts and Seedlings Nature Play Program
June 1st- August 21st (9am-4pm) Ages 6-8/ Ages 9-12
Zoo Pass Holder-$120, Non-Pass Holder-$140
Week Long, Stay all day Zoo Pass Holder-$170, Non-Pass Holder-$190
Bring your child to a whole new world of adventure! Explore our exciting summer programs including half and full day camp options.
Choose from a wide variety of fun and exciting camps such as Safari Express, X-treme survival, Wild Artist, and so much more!
Junior Zoo Keeper Camp! June 8-12, June 22-26, July 6-10, July 20-24, August 3-7, August 17-21 (9am-12pm) Ages 9-12
Zoo Pass Holder-$120, Non-Pass Holder-$140
Experience what it’s like to be a Zookeeper going behind-the-scenes to work with the animals! Participants will conduct real animal behavior studies, work directly with zoo keepers, and create enrichments for the animals.
Ms. Savanna’s Horse Camp.386.801.2438. http://savannashorsecamp.com/index.html
Day Camps 9am-3pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays June 2nd – June 25th and July Tuesdays and Thursdays July 7th – July 30th.
Kids will learn the tack up and wash the horses. Learn proper balance and basic riding.
Please have your kids bring a lunch, bottle water and they will enjoy S’mores around the campfire.
For more information call 386-801-2438.
Hyder Gallery. 111 S. Magnolia Ave. 407.878.7646 – www.hydergallery.com
June 15th-19th, July 20th-24th (10am-1pm) Ages 7-12
Price is $105 for the week.
Allow your Child’s Imagination and creativity to flow at the Hyder Gallery at their week long Art Kids Camp!
Please pack a lunch. Each day will be filled with exciting Art projects. A masterpiece each day.
Jennifer Lindquist. 211 E 1st St. 407.323.2774 – http://www.jenniferlindquist.com/workshops.html
July 13-18th Mon.-Fri. (10am-2pm), July 19th Sat. Exhibit/Reception (3pm-5pm) Ages 12-up
Price is $200.00 for the week
Professional artist and certified art educator Jennifer Lindquist works with intimate groups of student-artists to spark their creative impulses by providing Discipline-Based instruction tailored for each student’s level of artistic development. The focus of this year’s workshop is “FUNCTION & DESIGN” Students will create a series of art objects/artifacts that will focus on both ‘Use’ and ‘User-centered’ design approaches. The workshops are held in the inspiring, nationally renowned Jeanine Taylor
All material provided, plus a bonus hand-crafted sketchbook ($20 value)
Enrollment is limited to 10, enrollment is based on “First come, First Served”
* Students will create a series of art objects/artifacts that will focus on both ‘use’ and ‘user-centered’ design approaches.
* Students will use the” Elements and Principles of Design” to accomplish each project.
-Color theory (warm/cool, complimentary, neutral, analogous),
– Value scale, shade & shadow, perspective, point of view, scale and aesthetics
Art for Kids. 1021 W 1st St. 407-416-1779. http://stjohnsriverartfest.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=111&Itemid=536
Art for Kids Upcoming Classes: July 11, 18, 25, August 1
Papier Mache Sculpting/Painting
Ages 6 and up 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Price $95 (price includes all materials)
Papier-mâché sculpting, drawing, painting and collage, are just a few of the techniques we will be using in this art camp. Our theme for this class will be “Sea and nature”. Students will choose a project such as fish, flowers, butterflies and birds. They will then plan and construct a large sculpture out of paper mache. All projects will be finished by painting beautiful color and design onto it. Any of these creations are sure to be whimsical and fun!
The ABC’s of ART – Drawing and Painting
Ages 10 and up 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
$95 all materials will be provided.
In this class students will explore a variety of techniques and mediums. We will work with pencil, acrylic, pastels and watercolor on projects that will build fundamental skills and develop creativity, while having fun! We will teach them which material best suits the project, so they can attain the best results. Recommended for students with a serious interest in art.
Batik and tie–dye
Ages 6 & up 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Price $95 plus $5 materials fee
Color your world! Kids really love working with color – It stimulates their minds and provides a constructive creative outlet. We will supply everything the student needs to make three dazzling, colorfast tie-dye projects. We use the same dyes that the pros use paying particular attention to the color wheel. Children will learn how to make cool patterns such as bulls-eyes, stripes, hearts…even spirals. Batik techniques will also be implemented into some of these projects. Students will take pride in having created their designs themselves every time they wear it! Don’t forget to wear your old art-safe clothes for this class!
Create and Discover Camp
UCF Public History Center. 301 W. 7th St. 407.936.1679. http://www.publichistorycenter.cah.ucf.edu/summercamp.php
Current 2nd-5th graders $150 per week 10% off for Seminole County Employees, 10% off each add. child, 4 week camp advance payment only $500.00
June 3 – June 7: History Detective Camp (9am-3pm)
Campers will be taught how historians develop specific skills to help solve mysteries in history. This includes days that focus on studying Native American history, different aspects of art history and identifying clues in history. They will also learn about some of the architecture in Sanford and historians use different kinds of artifacts.
June 10 – June 14: Pioneer Camp (9am-3pm)
Pioneer camp is designed to teach children about early life in Florida. There are activities that will teach what pioneers ate, how they traveled, and much more! Students will even get to create pioneer crafts and learn games that children in the pioneer days would’ve played. They will make useful items such as homemade candles and woven palmetto baskets that they can bring home as part of their pioneer experience.
June 17 – June 21: Theater Camp (9am-3pm)
Experience life in theater! Students will first become familiar with basic theater concepts such as playwriting, stage direction and terminology. After that students will get to write their own stories for plays, develop characters and even participate in acting improvisation games that incorporate special effects and costumes. By the end of the week the children will be certifiable scene masters and have useful skills for writing and storytelling!
June 24 – June 28: Thrill Seeker Camp (9am-3pm)
Thrill Seeker Camp will prove to be very exciting! Students will learn about thrilling topics such as pirate life in Florida, rock and roll history, spy skills, and much more! By the end of this week children will have experienced exciting games that allow them to live as pirates, rock stars, archeologists and even Florida cracker life!
Monday, July 6: Pioneer Day
Soap on a Rope Make your own soap with beautiful smelling herbs and flowers.
Monday, July 13: Buttons & Bullroars Got Milk? Let’s make some butter the old fashioned way, just like the pioneers did! communicate.
Tuesday, July 7: Chickee Hut Build a model of a Chickee Hut just like the Seminole Indians.
Tuesday, July 14: Cave Art What Is It? Use your detective skills to identify strange and unusual artifacts from the museum!
Thursday, July 9: Thrill Seekers
Raiders of the Lost Artifact Join us for a real Archaeology dig and hunt for treasures from the past.
Thursday, July 16: Glue the Clue Reconstruct broken pottery to determine what it was and how it was used.
Friday, July 10: Backyard Habitat
Seeds & Sprouts Plant seeds that will attract wildlife to your backyard!
Friday, July 17: Seed Paper Make your own paper from scraps and put seeds into the mix. Then plant the paper in your yard to attract wildlife.
Cindy’s Dance Studio. 119 S. Magnoia Ave. 407.324.3999. http://dancewithcindy.com/summer_camp.htm
Intermediate Intensive (Ages 9+) 125
July 27th-31st Mon-Thurs (10-4pm)
One week of an introduction to conditioning with an intense stretching & strengthening, followed by fine tuning the technique needed to perform leaps, turns & various skills. Also introducing Guest choreographers each day in Contemporary, Lyrical & Jazz.
Dress code preferred form fitting attire to enhance lines of choreography (per instructors preference). Please bring lunch and snacks each day. Early drop off/late pick up available upon request.
Advanced Intensive (Ages 12+) $150
July 27th-July 31st Mon.-Fri. (8am-4pm)
One week of intense conditioning (beginning each morning with a workout, meeting location TBD), then returning to the studio for stretching & strengthening, followed by the fine tuning the technique needed to perform leaps, turns & various skills and styles of dance, Finishing with different Guest choreographers each day in Contemporary, Lyrical, & Jazz
Dress code preferred form fitting attire to enhance lines of choreography (per instructors preference)
Please BRING LUNCH & Snacks each day. Early Drop off/Late Pick up available upon request.
Martial Arts Camp
United Tiger Martial Arts. 4942 W. SR 46 #1026. 321.747.6565 – http://tigersanford.com/summer-camp/
May 28th-August 21st Mon.-Fri. (8am-4:30pm)
$149 (Currently enrolled student: $119.00 per week) Daily Rate: $39.00 per day
$50 Registration Fee
Uniform and T-shirt included in registration fee
Taekwondo / Reading and Math activity daily / Bowling / Movie Theatre / Swimming Pool / Putt-putt golf / Splash Park / CiCi’s Pizza / Roller Skating / All activities subject to change
Martial Arts classes included
Age 8-15 can enroll in UTMA Summer Camp
No prior martial arts experience necessary
Requirements: UTMA Martial Arts uniform – for martial arts class / UTMA Martial Arts T-shirt – for field trips / Lunch, 3 snacks, and 4 drinks (you must provide this)
Extended childcare after 4:30PM is available for $5 per hour.
Kids Camp at Central Baptist. 3101 W. State Rd. 46. 407-322-2914 – http://cbcsanford.org/index.php/kids-camp
June 8th-12th Mon.-Fri. (8:30am-12pm)
Kids who have finished 1st-5th grade
Once your child is registered they will choose their top 2 track preferences for each time slot. Track options are Basketball, Soccer, Cheer, Duct Tape Creation, Drama, Move to the music, Outdoor games and Artwork. Be sure to choose the tracks that best suit your child.
City Church Academy. 650 E. Airport Blvd. 407.321.9690 – www.citychurchacademy.com
June 1st-August 21st Mon.-Fri. (7am-6pm) Ages 5-12
$100 per week per child ($90 for 2nd Sibling, $80 for 3rd+siblings)
$75 per child Registration Fee (includes T-shirt)
This is a day camp for boys and girls where we will provide a fun, safe, loving atmosphere for your child this summer. It is run by Chandra Story, a Florida State Certified Teacher with 14 years of teaching experience. Our days will be structured with all sorts of activities that every child will be able to participate in. There will be arts and crafts, lots of sports opportunities, swimming, music, drama, games, reflective time, movies, Bible lessons, kids in the kitchen, field trips, and more.
City of Sanford Recreation Dept. 801 W. 22nd St. 407.688.5120.
June 8th-August 14th (7:30am-5:30pm) Ages 5-12 Closed on Thurs. July 2nd and Friday July 3rd
$70 per child per week/ July 4th week – $50
Should you be late to pick up your child on any day there is a late fee of $5 per 10 minutes
Field Trips are not included in the weekly rate and will cost extra
Camp will be held at the Riverwalk Christian Academy
Registration begins May 6th at 7:30am at Sanford City Hall for Sanford residents and May 7th 7:30am-5:30pm for Non-residents (if space is available)
Lunch is provided, please bring 2 snacks or money for the camp store
Age specific/ Gender specific groups
Pal Camps. 1151 E. 28th Street. 407-708-7690. http://www.seminolecountypal.org/pal-camps.html
June 1st-Aug. 7th (7am-6pm) Ages 5-12+
$100 per child/per week
$70 per child Non-Refundable Registration Fee
Organized activities occurring from 9 AM to 4 PM. Each camper is responsible for bringing their lunch each day as we do not provide any lunch. Activities are set aside for each age group and not all field trips are included in the weekly fee. Seminole County PAL Camps is a proactive initiative to offer low cost, safe and supervised activities to youths during Seminole County Public Schools Spring and Summer breaks. We have limited spots available for our 2015 Summer Camp, so register early.
Activities and Things to Do
Summer Movie Express. 430 Towne Center Circle. 844. 462.7342
June 2nd-July 29th – Tues. & Weds. (10am)
Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. All movies are G or PG.
Week 1-Tue June 2 Wed June 3-: Nut Job & Annie
Week 2-Tue June 9 & Wed June 10: Earth to Echo & The Boxtrolls
Week 3-Tue June 16 & Wed June 17: Paddington & Turbo
Week 4-Tue June 23 & Wed June 24: Rio 2 & How To Train Your Dragon 2
Week 5-Tue June 30 & Wed July 1: Mr. Peabody & Sherman & The Book of Life
Week 6-Tue July 7 & Wed July 8: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb & Penguins of Madagascar
Week 7-Tue July 14 & Wed July 15: Madagascar 3 & Dolphin Tale 2
Week 8-Tue July 21 & Wed July 22: Muppets Most Wanted & Alexander and the Very Bad Day
Week 9-Tue July 28 & Wed July 29: The Lego Movie & The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Chiantis Pizza & Pasta. 685 Towne Center Blvd. 407-878-5900. http://www.chiantispizza.com/
Create your own Pizza (Ages 5+) $4.99 (per pizza)
M-Su. (10:30-11:00am) Please call and schedule your pizza creation a week in advance.
Allow your child’s inner chef to come out and see what they create! Doors will be opened just for you at 10:30am for a special one on one Pizza creation.
Wondermade Marshmallow. E. 1st St. Sanford. 407-205-9569 – http://wondermade.com/
Interactive tours and field trips that range from 45 – 90 minutes from $7 to $15/person.
Love Sweets and Fun?! Who doesn’t? Join in on this SWEET activity! Get a behind the scenes peek at how Wondermade makes their delicious marshmallows, cut and decorate your very own marshmallows and take place in your very own marshmallow contest!
To book an event email firstname.lastname@example.org. We can book any weekend morning between 9am-12pm.
North Branch Library. 150 N. Palmetto Ave. 407.665.1620-http://cdn.seminolecountyfl.gov/departments-services/leisure-services/seminole-county-library/kids-page/
June 3rd is the Kickoff Celebration-Drop in for Super Hero Training Camp. Make a Hero Disguise. Challenge your Superpowers.
Reading will then take place every Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm Free. No Registration required. Kids and Families invited.
Mayfair Country Club. 3536 Country Club Road. 407.322.2531.
Children ages 6-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Offer available for one child per adult. Valid and day June 1st – September 30th.
Claudia thank you so much for compiling this list. I am new to Sanford and I have been so busy with work that I have not had time to research summer camps so I was very excited to find your list of summer camps.
I have been living in Sanford since 2005 and because of work, I have not had time to explore the way that I would truly like to. I am grateful for your site. I am also in love with Sanford and am on the cities CDBG Board. I am looking for a local realtor and your equal love for Sanford makes you a match for me. Can you help me find a property? Please email me back so we may connect.
Aileen, please call/text me at 321 436-6853. I have been trying to reach you via the email address you left here but never heard back so maybe I don’t have the right one? Looking forward to helping you 🙂