Summer camps fill up around Central Florida

By Julie Broughton - Anchor

ORLANDO, Fla. - With less than two months left of the school year, you may be thinking about summer camps for your child. Local 6 found most area camps are still enrolling, but do caution spaces are filling up quickly.

If your child dreams of taking the stage, check out the Orlando Reperatory Theatre, which offers more than 80 camps for toddlers through high school seniors. According to education director Gary Cadwallader, the week-long camps focus on creative movement, acting technique or production. Each week leads to a Friday "share-formance."

"We pick a nice theme for them, a wonderful piece of literature, a wonderful book like Harry Potter, and they explore it through drama each day."

For young scientists, check out the Orlando Science Center. Camps are designed for preschool through ninth grade, and have themes such as Culinary Chemistry, Animal Anatomy and The Science of Angry Birds.

"We make sure you're getting something out of it, there's the stand summer camp things like making great friends, that kind of thing," said Madelaine Hartman, Education Director of Camps and Classes.

At the Orlando Museum of Art, students explore the galleries daily to find inspiration for their own creations.

"They're using digital photography, they're working with painting, they're doing portraits, clay all across the board, any art medium you can think of we're offering those weeks," said Gina Neuruether, the museum's program coordinator.

Most of the camps we checked with range in price from around $100-$300 per week. Click here to find a list of summer camps available.

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