Pre-CF aged students have an opportunity to learn and have fun at College of Central Florida camps. 

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Each year when area schools close their doors for summer vacation, CF opens its doors to welcome hundreds of students for summer day camps. Sports, robotics, and arts camps are the traditional CF summer camps loved by parents and students.

Most camps are held in during the summer; however, some are offered during school breaks and throughout the year.

Summer Fun Starts Here!


Appleton Museum of Art

The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will offer 17 weeklong summer art camps for students age 4 and older and two-week pottery camps for ages 7-12 and teens. The first camp begins June 4. Students will learn the fundamentals of art and create their own original artwork during six weeks of Summer Art Camp. Enrollment begins April 2 at

For more information contact Hollis Mutch at 352-291-4455, ext. 1613, or

Camp Calendar

June 4-8

ECO-Art: Ages 7-12, 9 a.m.-noon

Art, nature and recyclables – it’s a winning combination for the creative mind. Use your imagination to create art pieces with natural and recycled materials.

Meet the Masters: Ages 4-6, 9 a.m.-noon

Through art and stories, pint-sized Picassos will be introduced to a new artist each day and experience a variety of materials to create inspired works of art.

Fashion Fun: Ages 7-12, 1-4 p.m.

It’s all about fashion accessories. Learn different techniques to decorate a scarf, hat and bag. Practice your drawing skills as you sketch outfits from your imagination, just like professional designers.

June 11-15

Behind the Scenes: Ages 7-12, 9 a.m.-noon

We’re partnering with the Ocala Civic Theatre to paint backdrops and props for a summer production. Read through the script and learn what it takes to create a set. Three complimentary tickets to the performance are included with each enrollment in this camp.

Painting Possibilities: Ages 11+, 1-4 p.m.

Spend a week focusing on acrylic painting and bring out inner creativity you never knew you had.

Asian Fusion: Ages 7-12, 1-4 p.m.

Tour the museum’s Asian Gallery and discover the beauty and design across several cultures. Then, create 2-D and 3-D works of art influenced by the masterful art and objects in this collection.

June 18-22

Cat Fancy: Ages 7-12, 9 a.m.-noon

Can you name five fun facts about cats? Look at artists’ interpretations of the cat and create a variety of cat-themed works of art.

Doggone Days: Ages 7-12, 1-4 p.m.

This week won’t be “RUFF.” You’ll have a howling good time making art about man’s best friend.

Meet the Masters: Ages 4-6, 1-4 p.m.

Through art and stories, pint-sized Picassos will be introduced to a new artist each day and experience a variety of materials to create inspired works of art.

July 9-13

Rad Reptiles: Ages 7-12, 9 a.m.-noon

Guess what? Reptiles are cool! This week will be full of colorful, snapping and slithering art-filled fun.

Crazy about Color: Ages 4-6, 1-4 p.m.

This multimedia camp is designed to inspire your imagination and awareness of color.

July 9-20 (two-week camp)

Dig into Clay Jr.: Ages 7-12, 1-4 p.m.

Learn the basics of hand building and glazing in this two-week camp. It’s clay every day.

July 16-20

Back in Time: Ages 7-12, 9 a.m.-noon

Become a time traveler and discover different eras, making them come alive again through your artwork. Explore cave painting and then paint on stone – and much more.

Rock ’n’ Roll Art: Ages 7-12, 1-4 p.m.

Our special exhibition “Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar” is all about guitars. Let it inspire you to create artwork that’s music to your eyes and ears.

July 23-27

Folk Art: Ages 7-12, 9 a.m.-noon

Learn about the decorative arts across a variety of cultures and what makes them special. You’ll create a variety of unusual and fun works of art.

Brickworks: Ages 7-12, 1-4 p.m.

Design it. Create it. Wreck it. Repeat! Explore the fundamental principles of engineering and design using the ARTSpace’s LEGO collection.

July 23-August 3 (two-week camp)

AppleTEENS Clay: Ages 12+, 1-4 p.m.

This camp is all about wheel throwing, building, glazing and discovering the fun of clay to make amazing works of art! Learn to throw on a pottery wheel and how to combine it with unique hand-building techniques, while exploring how glazes can make a simple piece spectacular.

July 30-August 4

Wonky Sculptures: Ages 7-12, 9 a.m.-noon

It’s all 3-D this week! Walk the museum’s sculpture garden and see how artists design and build sculptures, then create your own monumental works of art.

A Week at the Beach: Ages 7-12, 1-4 p.m.

You don’t need sunblock for this camp that will combine what you see, feel and do at the beach all into fun works of art created right here at the museum!


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  • Camp Patriot for boys and girls ages 8-18 will be offered June 11-14, June 18-21, July 9-12 or July 16-19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Campers, from beginners to advanced, will develop and refine their fundamental skills. Registration is $170; register by May 1 and receive a $20 discount. Discounts are also available for siblings and multiple sessions. 


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  • CF Summer Baseball Camp for boys and girls ages 6-12 will be offered June 11-14 or July 23-26, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Campers will learn fundamentals, base running, offense, defense, play games and go swimming. Lunch and an awards ceremony are included each day. Registration is $175. Registration is open until filled, and each session is limited to 70 campers. 

FANUC Robot ImageRobotics

Learn all about industrial robotics in this four-day camp for high school students. Camp participants will gain hands-on experience building, running, and executing programs on FANUC industrial robots.

When: July 16-19, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: College of Central Florida Ocala Campus, Building 20, Room 108

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Register online here or by calling 352-873-5855 or emailing

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Patriot Volleyball Summer Camps for girls ages 10 years and older will be offered for all skill levels on June 2-3 and June 30 and July 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is $200 and includes a t-shirt and snack.

Patriots Positional Volleyball Camp is for ages 13 years and older from July 14-15 from 8 a.m. to noon for positions including setters, liberos and defense. Hitting Volleyball Camp including outside, ride side and middle hitters are from 1-5 p.m. Registration is $150 and includes a t-shirt.

Israel Delgado Volleyball High School Camp is July 28-29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Training comprises of 50 percent and playing 50 percent. This camp is to prepare teams for their high school season. Registration is $150 and includes a t-shirt and snack.

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