20+ Central Florida Summer Camps

Central Florida Summer Camps

School is out for the summer, leaving many parents with bored children at home looking for things to do. But fear not, Central Florida has no shortage of options for youth summer camps for interests ranging from sports and science to arts and nature. From Orlando to Seminole County, Osceola County, and Brevard County, plenty of places are dedicated to keeping kids engaged during summer break.

While this is not an exhaustive list, here are some options for summer camps in Central Florida, grouped by county:

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in Central Florida: A comprehensive blog post about the best summer camps for kids in Orange,  Seminole, Osceola, Volusia and Brevard counties in Florida

Science Center Orlando Demonstration with KidsOrange County Summer Camps

Orlando Science Center: With camps for preschool up to ninth grade, the Orlando Science Center offers engaging programs on topics like robots, space, ecosystems, and movie-making. OSC members receive tuition discounts.

City of Orlando: The City of Orlando offers summer day camp programs at various neighborhood centers, featuring activities such as physical education, art, singing, and charades. After-School All-Stars and Orlando Skate Park also provide specialized programming for middle schoolers and skateboarding enthusiasts.

YMCA of Central Florida: With over a dozen locations, YMCA of Central Florida offers camps for elementary and middle schoolers, including crafts, athletics, weekly themes, and interest-based tracks. Specialty day camps focusing on aquatics, STEM, fishing, culinary arts, and gardening are also available.

Parks and Recreation PosterSeminole County Summer Camps

Seminole County Parks and Recreation: Seminole County offers a variety of summer camps for children of different age groups. Camp activities include sports, arts and crafts, nature exploration, and more. Visit the website for specific camp locations and details.

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens: The zoo offers summer camps where children can learn about animals, conservation, and the natural world through fun and educational activities.

Oviedo Parks and Recreation: Oviedo Parks and Recreation provides summer camps with a range of activities such as sports, arts and crafts, field trips, and themed weeks.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida: Boys & Girls Clubs in Seminole County offer summer camps with various programs focused on academic success, character development, and healthy lifestyles.

Osceola County YMCA BuildingOsceola County Summer Camps

Osceola County Parks, Recreation & Conservation: Osceola County offers summer camps with a variety of activities, including sports, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and field trips. Check the website for specific camp locations and details.

Mad Science of Central Florida: Kids can indulge in the wonders of science through hands-on experiments, interactive activities, and exciting demonstrations. Camps are available for various age groups.

Osceola County YMCA: The Osceola County YMCA provides summer camps with a focus on sports, outdoor activities, swimming, and character development.

Kissimmee Parks and Recreation: Kissimmee Parks and Recreation offers summer camps featuring a wide range of activities such as sports, arts and crafts, field trips, and special events. 

Brevard County Parks and Recreation LogoBrevard County Summer Camps

Brevard Zoo: The Brevard Zoo offers summer camps where children can explore wildlife, engage in hands-on activities, and learn about conservation.

Space Coast Summer Camps: Space Coast Summer Camps provides a comprehensive directory of summer camps in Brevard County, covering a wide range of interests including arts, sports, STEM, and more.

Brevard County Parks and Recreation: Brevard County Parks and Recreation offers a variety of summer camps with activities such as sports, nature exploration, arts and crafts, and field trips. Visit the website for specific camp locations and details.

Florida Tech Summer Camps: Florida Tech offers summer camps focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects for children of various age groups.

Volusia County Summer Camps Image of kids at campVolsusia County Summer Camps

ArtHaus Summer Art Camp: Port Orange Florida - Offering 9 full weeks of Art Camp featuring Anime, Comics, Endangered Animals, Mythical Creatures and much more for ages 5-14 

New Smyrna Summer Fun Camp: New Smyrna Florida - Kids in grades 1-9 are now eligible to sign up for 10 exciting weeks of Summer Fun Camp where they’ll enjoy arts & crafts, indoor & outdoor games, dress up days, field trips, and more. 

Halifax Humane Society Paws Camp: Daytona Beach Florida - This 1-week camp is available for nine different weeks from June 13 to August 12 for kids aged 6 - 13.


This is just a small sampling of the many summer camps available in Central Florida. This arcticle was prompted by:  15 Orlando summer camps to educate, entertain and inspire!  June 7, written by Patrick Connolly | Journalist email: [email protected].

If you have attended one of these summer camps, or know of another that needs a little extra attention with a mention, feel free to include your favorite summer camps in the comments! 

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