Arts & Culture

Looking for Summer Camps in Orlando? Here Are 25 that Will Be Held at UCF

There’s an educational and fun camp for just about every student – no matter their age or interest – that will have them excited to tell their friends about all summer.

By Nicole Dudenhoefer '17 |
May 9, 2018

A group of students explore UCF's Arboretum during the biology track of the Summer Institute Camp.

From athletics to the arts, there are plenty of summer camps for learning and play affiliated with UCF that can help keep students busy during the summer break. UCF employees are offered a discount on some camp rates, so be sure to sign up early to take advantage of this benefit.

ATHLETICS

Knights Cheer and Dance Camp: Learn the basics of cheers, dances, stunts, pyramids and tumbling for cheerleaders. Open to girls and boys.

Age Group: Grades K through 9

When: July 11-13

Where: UCF Education Building Gymnasium

Last Day to Apply: June 1

Coach ABE’s Girls’ Basketball Camp: Prepare for the pace of college basketball with UCF women’s basketball head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson and her staff, who will work with players on a variety of individual and team skills.

Age Group: Grades 8 through 12

When: June 15

Where: CFE Arena

Johnny Dawkins Basketball Camp: Advance your basketball skills, working firsthand with UCF men’s basketball head coach Johnny Dawkins and his staff. Open to boys and girls.

Age Group: Grades 1 through 12, depending on the camp selected

When: June 4-8, 18-20, 23-24, 25

Where: CFE Arena and UCF basketball practice courts

Last Days to Apply: June 3, 17, 22, 24

Greg Lovelady Youth Baseball Camp: Learn about the four phasesof baseball: hitting, pitching, catching and fielding from UCF’s Head Baseball Coach and his staff.

Age Group:Grades K through 8

When:June18-21, 25-28, 9-12, 16-19

Where: UCF baseball complex

Last Day to Apply:June 2, 28, 12, 19

Greg Lovelady High School Baseball Camp: Develop your talent with UCF’s Head Baseball Coach and his staff while preparing to play baseball at the collegiate or professional level. This camp is designed for the serious baseball player.

When:July 28, Aug. 25-26

Where: UCF baseball complex

Last Day to Apply:July 28, Aug. 26

Josh Heupel Football Camps: Sign up for daily sessions for the chance to train under UCF head football coach Josh Heupel and his staff. A three-day team camp is also available.

Age Group: Grades 1 through 12, depending on the camp selected

When: June 2, 6, 7, 15, 16, 17, 20-22

Where: UCF football facilities

UCF Central Florida Girls Soccer Camp: Learn about the coaching philosophy and training environment of a top-level Division 1 program. Based on age, players can sign up for either the Elite Residential Camp, Youth Day Camp or College ID Camp.

Age Group: Ages 4-12, 10-14 and 14-21, depending on the camp selected

When: May 31-June 3, June 4-8, July 12-15

Where: UCF campus

Last Day to Apply: Registration closes once capacity is reached.

UCF Knights Boys Soccer Camp: Join the UCF coaching staff and players for a fun filled learning experience on the campus of UCF. Based on age players can sign-up for either the Youth Day Camp & Futsal, Junior Elite Camp or Elite ID 150

Age Groups: Ages 6-12,  11-14 and 15-18, depending on the camp selected.

When: June 11-14, July 8-10, July 20-22

Where: UCF Campus

Last Day to Apply: Registration closes once capacity is reached.

Knights Summer Elite Softball Camp: Hone your offensive, pitching, catching and defensive skills.

Age Group: Open to all entrants, but geared toward advanced 7th graders through junior college students

When: June 11, 12

Where: UCF softball complex

Last Day to Apply: June 1

UCF Central Florida Volleyball Camps: Join UCF head volleyball coach Todd Dagenais and his staff for the annual summer camp.

Age Group: Ages 10-14 and 15-18, depending on the camp selected

When: July 13-15, 16, 17-18, 21-23, 24-27, 28-29

Where: The Venue at UCF and Lake Claire

Last Day to Apply: July 12, 15, 16, 20, 23, 27

UCF Boys & Girls Tennis Camps: Get personal attention while learning advanced teaching techniques, intensive drill work and game/match play, all in a fun and competitive environment.

Age Group: Ages 7-18

When: July 22-27

Where: United States Tennis Association campus in Lake Nona

Last Day to Apply: July 1

ARTS

Orlando Repertory Theatre Camp at UCF: Challenge your theatrical abilities with a variety of artistic offerings from Lighting McQueen and Friends to Hamilton’s Hip Hop History.

Age Group: Grades 1 through 10, depending on the camp selected

When: July 16­-20, 23­-27

Where: UCF Main Campus

UCF Summer Reading Clinic: Develop your reading and writing skills with help fromundergraduate education students. The final session includes a parent celebration demonstrating family literacy activities.

Age Group: Grades K through 6

When: June 11-22

Where: UCF main campus

UCF Digital Storytelling Camp: Embark on reading adventures through digital storytelling during a week-long camp.

Age Group: Grades K through 6

When: June 11-15, 18-22

Where: UCF main campus

UCF Rosen College Camp Pineapple: Learn more about the hospitality and tourism industry by spending time in culinary labs, meeting industry leaders and visiting sites for behind-the-scene access.

Age Group: Grades 9 through 11

When: June 24-29

Where: UCF Rosen of Hospitality Management College Campus

Last Day to Apply: May 18, registration closes once capacity is reached.

MUSIC

UCF Flute Boot Camp: Develop your flute skills with a three-day intensive program designed to educate and inspire young players.

Age Group: Grades 6 through 12

When: June 8-10

Where: Performing Arts Center – Music 120M

Last Day to Apply: June 1, however enrollment will close once capacity is reached.

UCF Summer Flute and Piccolo Institute: Learn more about every aspect of a flute performance through weeklong intensive program aimed at educating and inspiring young flutists through an interesting and cultivating curriculum.

Age Group: Grades 6 through 12

When: June 11-15, 18-22

Where: UCF Performing Arts Center – Music 120M and Rehearsal Hall

Last Day to Apply: June 1, however enrollment will close once capacity is reached.

UCF Piano Camp: Improve your musical prowess with private lessons, group practice, sight-reading classes and more.

Age Group: Ages 11 to 18

When: June 24-30

Where: Performing Arts Center – Music and Rehearsal Hall

Last Day to Apply: June 1, however enrollment will close once capacity is reached.

UCF Sax Boot Camp: Learn more about the saxophone during this three-day intensive program designed to educate and inspire young saxophonists.

Age Group: Grades 6 through 12

When: June 8-10

Where: UCF Performing Arts Center – Music and Rehearsal Hall

Last Day to Apply: June 1, however enrollment will close once capacity is reached.

UCF Summer Opera Institute: Take voice lessons, participate in master classes, get private coaching, and study diction, acting and movement during this intensive 10-day program that culminates with a final concert June 24.

Age Group: Grades 9 and up

When: June 15-24

Where: Performing Arts Center – Music and Rehearsal Hall; Visual Arts Building Auditorium

Last Day to Apply: June 1

UCF Percussion Summer Institute: Study closely with UCF percussion faculty Thad Anderson, Kirk Gay and Jeff Moore, as well as special guest artists Brian Baldauff and Jonathan Ovalle.

Age Group:Grades 10 through college

When:July 15-21

Where:Performing Arts Center – Music

Last Day to Apply:July 1, however enrollment will close once capacity is reached.

STEM

Camp Connect I: Gain experience with various engineering fields through hands-on activities, presentations and lab tours.

Age Group: Grades 8 through 11, participants must be at least 13

When: June 11-15

Where: Harris Corporation Engineering Center (HEC) 101 on the UCF Main Campus

Last Day to Apply: May 11

Cyber Camp: Learn beginner and intermediate computer security techniques and preparation for cyber competitios through daily challenges and hands-on labs.

Age Group: Grades 9 through 12

When: July 23–26

Where: Harris Corporation Engineering Center on the UCF Main Campus

Last Day to Apply: June 30

EEK! Engineering Education for Kids: Solve real world engineering problems through activities that will excite, inspire and challenge.

Age Group: Grades 3 through 8

When: June 25 – 29

Where: UCF College of Education and Human Performance

Last Day to Apply: June 20

Summer Institute: Explore different branches of sciences while receiving individualized instruction in the following tracks: biology, computer science, competitive programming and physical sciences.

Age Group: Grades 6 through 12

When: Varying dates between June 11 and July 27

Where: Harris Corporation Engineering Center on the UCF Main Campus

Last Day to Apply: June 30