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


Appleton Museum of Art

The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will offer 22 weeklong summer art camps, and several two-week camps, over the course of eight weeks for ages 4 and older. Enrollment begins April 1 at

One-week camps are $100 for Appleton members and $120 for nonmembers. Two-week camps are $185 for Appleton members and $220 for nonmembers. For more information contact Hollis Mutch at 352-291-4455, ext. 1613, or

Camp Calendar

June 3-7

Crazy About Color (Limit 12 students): 9 a.m.-noon, Ages 4-6

Imagination meets inspiration in this color-filled week. Sensory, fine motor and color awareness skills will be explored while creating colorful works of art.

Van Gogh: 9 a.m.-noon, Ages 7-12

Learn about the artist Vincent Van Gogh and some of his most famous works of art while painting using his style and techniques.

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

It’s all about fashion! This week is full of dreaming, designing and creating fashion and art using a variety of techniques.

June 10-14

Birds, Butterflies and Bees: 9 a.m.-noon, Ages 7-12

There are so many BEE-utiful colors and patterns in these wonderful little creatures. Campers will learn about the important role bees play in our environment while creating art. It’ll be a “honey” of a week.

Storybook Art: 1-4 p.m., Ages 7-12

What are flip books or triangle books? Learn all about them and make books and art inspired by stories.

Meet the Masters (Limit 12 students): 1-4 p.m., Ages 4-6

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.

June 17-21

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

What is big with bright colors and fun subjects? Pop Art! Discover the Pop Art movement to create bold and exciting works of art.

Meet the Masters (Limit 12 students): 1-4 p.m., Ages 4-6

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.

June 17-28

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

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

June 24-28

Printmaking and Illustration: 9 a.m.-noon, Ages 12 and up

Using our printing press, discover different types of printmaking and then combine these artistic processes with illustration.

Florida Wildlife: 9 a.m.-noon, Ages 7-12

Manatees, gators, herons and even snakes will be the subjects of our artwork this week. We’ll be drawing, painting and sculpting some of the most interesting animals that call Florida their home. Bring a gator home that doesn’t BITE!

July 8-12

Painting Possibilities: 9 a.m.-noon, Ages 12 and up

Spend a week discovering new painting techniques while creating with acrylics, watercolor and mixed media.

Ancient Egypt: 9 a.m.-noon, Ages 7-12

The mysteries of the Egyptian underworld and pyramid treasures will be unraveled as campers make Egyptian-themed works of art. But, they can’t bring their mummy!

Ahoy, Pirates! 1-4 p.m., Ages 7-12

Pirate ships, treasure maps and islands of adventure await campers. Live like a pirate for a week and create pirate-inspired works of art.

July 15-19

Myths & Legends: 9 a.m.-noon, Ages 7-12

Unicorns, dragons and mermaids: are they myth or legend? Creativity will be unleashed to make artwork inspired by these magical creatures.

Caribbean Art: 1-4 p.m., Ages 7-12

Known for bright tropical landscapes and crystal clear oceans filled with colorful fish, the Caribbean will inspire campers to bring the warmth and color of the islands to their work this week.

July 15-26

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

This two-week camp for teens is all about throwing, building, glazing and discovering what fun clay can be! Learn to throw on a pottery wheel and combine it with unique hand building techniques to make some amazing pieces. Explore how glazes can make a simple piece spectacular.

July 22-26

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

Campers will go back to nature, where art began, and use supplies like sand, clay, leaves and sticks to create masterpieces.

Brick Art: 1-4 p.m., Ages 7-12

Design it. Create it. Wreck it. The ARTSpace’s LEGO collection will be used to build three-dimensional works of art. The LEGO creations will be used to inspire painting, printmaking and sculpture projects.

July 29-Aug. 2

Crazy About Color (Limit 12 students): 9 a.m.-noon, Ages 4-6

Imagination meets inspiration in this color-filled week. Sensory, fine motor and color awareness skills will be explored while creating colorful works of art.

Splat!: 9 a.m.-noon, Ages 7-12

Brush it, blend it, dab it, dribble it or stipple, layer and mix – explore all that paint has to offer. The possibilities are endless!

Wonky Sculpture: 1-4 p.m., Ages 7-12

Do you have a camper that likes to carve or build? This week will give them the opportunity to work with wood, clay and other materials to make three-dimensional sculptures.

Baseball Camps

Come and join the fun this summer. Baseball camps are for baseball junkies who will get lots of instruction, fundamentals and several baseball games a day. As always, campers will be grouped by age and placed on a team to win the “Camp Champ” medal at the end of the week. Don’t miss the DAILY awards ceremony everyday at the end of the day. Campers have the opportunity to win award patches everyday and the CAMP CHAMP 1st Place Team Medal at the end of the week. Everyone leaves happy when they receive their first patch!

Camp Dates

June 10-13, 2019 - limited to 80 campers. Camp fills to capacity every year, so register ASAP.
July 22-25, 2019 - limited to 80 campers. Camp fills to capacity every year, so register ASAP.

Schedule for camp for kids ages 6-12: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

Instruction in position fundamentals, offense, defense, base running, hitting
and 3 games per day. Swimming in the afternoon. Lunch included.

Early registration cost is $175 till Feb. 1, 2019
Registration cost is $190 Feb. 2 - May 15, 2019
Late registration cost is $205 after May 15, 2019

Click here to register

Advanced "Patriot Experience" Camp

For ages 9-14 and will include having your own locker in the Patriot Clubhouse, Patriots warm up, agilities, and strength drills. Also, games and fundamentals every day. Cost is $295 for the 5 day camp. Includes lunch, t-shirt and all training. This is limited to 30 players due to space in locker room.

The advanced "Patriot Experience" camp runs Mon-Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Basketball Camps

CAMP PATRIOT provides opportunities for young players to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to play the game of basketball. Emphasis on the fundamentals of shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding and defense will be our main concern; along with cooperation, self-discipline and teamwork.

Daily clinics using stations with basketball drills will help you whether your goal is making the team or making it to the Hall of Fame. If you master the Homework Basketball approach, you'll have everything you need to give you the edge over your opponent. The camp is a player's best preparation for middle school, high school or college basketball.

The staff of Camp Patriot is dedicated to helping individuals improve their basketball skills and to take from this camp a program to improve individual team skills.

We hope to see you this summer!

Camp Info

Session 1: June 10 - 13
Session 2: June 17 - 20
Session 3: July 8 - 11
Session 4: July 15 - 18

Camp Times: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Ages: 6 - 18
Cost: $150 if received by 5/1/19; $170 if received after 5/1/19. For sibling and multiple session discounts, contact us.

Snacks, water and gatorade will be available for sale at all camp sessions. Campers should wear basketball gear: sneakers, socks, shorts and t-shirt.

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Contact Coach Tim Ryan at 352-427-7435 or 352-854-2322 Ext. 1323 with questions.

Summer Camp for Students interested in Equine

Equine Summer Camp

Learn more about the industry that makes our area so unique! The CF Equine Summer Camp will introduce middle and high school students to the world of equine science. Students with a passion for horses will improve their confidence, knowledge and experience around horses while gaining insight into the multi-faceted world of equine science.

Beginning with an introduction to what makes the horse an enduring and unique part of our culture, students will learn basic identification, external anatomy, handling, care and maintenance requirements for safely interacting with these majestic creatures. 

Students will be introduced to the variety of international equine sports that are represented in Ocala, the Horse Capital of the World, as well as the relationship between these activities and the supporting industry which accounts for almost a quarter of the local economy.

Camp is for sixth to twelfth grade students. Click here to register online or call Corporate College at 352-873-5855. 

Riding lessons ARE NOT part of the curriculum. CF’s Equine Summer Camp is run by an equestrian professional and adjunct faculty member Marie Davidson, M.Ed. and the experienced staff at the Vintage Farm Campus.

Softball Camp

The College of Central Florida offers softball camps and clinics for all ages and skill levels. Whether it is a winter or summer camp, a Showcase event, or our popular Monday Night Hitting, the CF Coaching Staff will provide a great camp experience!

Upcoming Camps

Monday Night Hitting Camps: March 11, 18, 25
Monday Night Hitting Camps: April 1, 8, 15

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FANUC Robotics Summer InstituteFANUC Robotics Summer Institute for Educators

June 17-20, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the CF Ocala Campus

This four-day Summer Institute for Educators taught by Sam Ajlani is designed for educators to learn how to successfully deliver robotics instruction in the classroom with a FANUC CERT Mobile Training Cart. The FANUC Certified Education Robot Training Cart (or CERT) is the ideal platform for teaching how to program a real industry-grade robot, in real time, in a safe and controlled environment. Be FANUC CERT Cart ready for fall with this effective training program. This lab-based course will get you up to speed with your FANUC CERT system by providing hands-on training with your robot using the same teach pendant, ROBOGUIDE software and eLearn curriculum you will be using in your own classroom.

To register, click the link below or contact CF Corporate College at 352-873-5855 or

Register Now!

Reimbursement at the state rate is available from FACTE for School District CTE educators upon successful completion of the course for registration fees, lodging, mileage and meals (not provided by the workshop) for all workshop attendees traveling more than 50 miles to attend. Registration and mileage is available for local attendees traveling less than 50 miles.

Reimbursements are provided by FACTE through the funding of a Carl D. Perkins grant. Contact Marilyn Barger at for reimbursement information.

Volleyball Camp

The College of Central Florida will offer a variety of volleyball camps for different age groups in June and July for boys and girls. Knee-pads are highly recommended.

All Skills Camp will be offered Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $160. This camp is open to athletes grades 6-12 and is designed for the player who wants to improve all of their skills (passing, setting, defense, serving, blocking and attacking) through fast-paced training and game-like drills. Athletes will be grouped according to age and skill level to meet the needs of each individual. Campers will be exposed to team systems that will help prepare them for scholastic, recreational, club and college programs.

All Skills Camp will be offered Monday through Wednesday, June 3-5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $185. This camp is open to athletes grades 5-12 who are looking to improve their skills for their school teams, club teams, and those who want to play at the next level. The camp will emulate CF Volleyball drills, skills and culture that campers will be able to take back to their teams in the fall. The focus is on the six major skills (passing, setting, blocking, defense, serving and attacking) and incorporates team systems and skill set for the game.

Patriots Elite Volleyball Camp will be offered Friday through Sunday, July 12-14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $190. This camp is open to athletes grades 8-12 and will provide athletes with an inside look at Patriots Volleyball. The same drills and techniques used to for CF players will be featured. This camp is for players aspiring to the next level and beyond. The camp is limited to 60 players.

CF Youth Volleyball Camp will be offered Monday-Wednesday, July 29-31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $100. This camp is open to athletes grade 5-8 who have no volleyball experience or very little experience. This camp is an introduction to volleyball and focuses on having fun and at the same time learning the game of volleyball, the skills needed, and the importance of each one. Youths will be expected to work hard and have fun regardless of age or experience level.

For more information, contact Coach Israel Delgado at 352-854-2322, ext. 1456, or

Youth Camps

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