The best summer camps in Orlando

After graduating from their respective grades, many children decide to begin their summer vacation by enrolling in a day or sleepaway camp, where they can enjoy everything from sports to academics. Parents who work demanding hours do not have to worry about watching their kids and the youths themselves love the freedom these organizations offer. Homes for sale in Orlando are located near dozens of great summer camps, and if you have any children, keep a few of the following options in mind this summer.

Sports

The premier basketball camp in Orlando is the annual Orlando Magic Basketball program. This year, it will take place at the Orlando Magic/South Econ Recreation Center (3800 S. Econlockhatchee Trail) from July 9th to July 13th.

Here, children age 7 to 16 will be instructed in basketball techniques and nuances by professionals from the NBA. After the completion of the program, campers receive all sorts of free gifts, including a T-shirt, certificate of achievement and even a ticket to an Orlando Magic home game. Tuition costs $260 for the entire week, and this minimal fee is well worth the cost.

Acting

Theater and the performing arts are more than just a fun source of entertainment - they allow children to embrace fantastic worlds filled with mystery, strange creatures and even classic literature.

The University of Central Florida offers a program during one week of the summer that culminates in a camper performance. This year, acting classes will run from June 25th until June 29th, and will last from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The complete fee for the program is $250, and morning/after care is available for parents with non-negotiable schedules. The facility is located at the corner of Centaurus Drive West and Gemini Boulevard.

This camp is restricted to students in the ninth grade or above, but this is the perfect place for an uncertain freshman to get an introduction to acting.

Academics

Some children prefer to focus on academics over the summer, and for math enthusiasts, there is no better place than the Fit 4 Algebra Summer Camp. Conducted at the Sylvan Learning Center at 10815 Dylan Loren Circle, the program lasts two weeks, and multiple increments are offered through June and July.

Campers focus on all sorts of algebraic principles, including fractions, decimals and integers. The cost of the program is $395 for a two-week session, and participants must be in sixth, seventh or eighth grade.