The Aiguille Rock Climbing Center in Longwood has offered a Summer Climbing & Challenge Camp since 1997, where campers can learn different climbing skills including bouldering, knot tying, climbing basics, safety techniques and other skills.
Climbers of all skill levels can experience the sport in this indoor facility under counselor supervision. The camp is designed for children 6 to 16, and will begin June 14. Campers will have access to 25 different walls.
“We want the kids to come in and have that kind of thrill factor; Florida is a flat state,” said Aubrey Wingo, camp coordinator.
During the nine-hour camp, children will spend nearly half of their time climbing. When the children aren’t climbing they can watch movies, make arts and crafts and take part in camp games to cool down.
“Schedules are flexible. If the kids want to climb we can set up a new game,” Wingo said.
Through climbing, campers will learn trust, teamwork, respect, patience and other values.
“There’s a huge trust factor for one kid to hold a rope for another,” Wingo said.
There are two experienced counselors on the floor at all times. Upon completing at least five full days of activity and instruction, campers will be given a certificate of completion and a group photo. The rock-climbing center is at 999 Charles St., Longwood.
For schedule details, see the summer camp guide on this page or call Wingo at 407-332-1430.
Here are some of the summer camps and programs offered around Seminole County to get you started. If your business or organization has a summer activity to include, please let the Herald know by sending the pertinent information and contact name to News@MySanfordHerald.com.
1. Name: City of Sanford Summer Camp
Location: RiverWalk Academy, 801 W. 22nd St., Sanford
Activities: Age and gender-specific activities. Lunch will be provided.
Cost: $60 per week, due at registration
Dates: 8 weekly sessions June 14 – Aug. 6 (closed July 5)
Times: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: Register at Sanford Recreation Department at City Hall, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Space is limited. Recreation Department, 407-688-5120
2. Name: Hot Pots Kids’ Summer Workshops
Location: 215 E. 1st St., Sanford
Activities: pottery, instruction
Cost: 1-Day Camp - $30, June 4-Day Camp- $125, July 4-Day Camp- $125
Dates: 1-Day - every Wednesday starting June 16 (10 weeks)/ June 4-Day - June 21-24/July 4-Day - July 12-15
Times: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Contact: 407-688-7687 or visit hotpotssanford.com
3. Name: Dinamo-Brown’s Gymnastics “All Sports” Day Camp
Location: 901 Central Park Drive, Sanford
Activities: daily gymnastics, optional field trips—swimming, bowling, zoo, science center, arts and crafts, karate, soccer, etc.
Ages: 3-12 boys and girls
Cost: Five days- $140/Four days- $120/Three days- $100/Two days- $80/ Per day fee- $40. REGISTRATION FEES- $40 non-members, $20 for additional children.
Dates: June 7-Aug 16
Times: dropoff between 7:30-9 a.m., pick up by 5:30 p.m. Early drop off and late pick-up includes additional fees.
4. Name: Summer Camp Martial Arts Program
Location: Martial Arts World 5880 Red Bug Lake Road, Winter Springs
Activities: martial arts classes, team-building, character development, field trips and more
Ages: kindergarten- 6th grade
Times: 7:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m.
5. Name: Florida Soccer Alliance Summer Camps 2010
Location: Seminole Soccer Complex, 1900 Seminole Soccer Loop, Sanford
Activities: continuing player development
Ages: 5-19 for Summer Small Side, 5-14 for Early Summer Camp
Cost: $150 Full Day-$100 Half Day
Dates: June 7-July 2 (Summer Small Side), June 14-18 (FSA Early Summer Camp)
Times: Summer Small Side—5:30-6:30 p.m. (ages 5-10), 6:30-7:30 p.m. (ages 11-19)
Early Summer Camp—9 a.m.-4 p.m., extended days available.
Contact: 407-321-5264 or visit floridasocceralliance.com
6. Name: Summer Camp 2010-Anything Goes
Location: Lyman High School
Activities: arts & crafts, sports, games, swimming, and more
Ages: children entering grades 1-5
Cost: $95 city of Casselberry Residents per week per child/ $120 non-residents per week per child
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 14-Aug. 6
Times: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. daily
Contact: 407-262-7700 ext. 1507, firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Name: Hit & Run Baseball Training Velocity Program, Baseball and Softball
Location: Hit & Run Baseball Inc., 115 Central Park Place, Sanford
Activities: instruction, training, and games
Cost: Single Player - $235, siblings - $200, repeat players - $200
Daily Rate: Full Day-$65/Half Day-$45
Dates: June 14-Aug. 13, Monday-Friday
Times: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Contact: 407-320-0882 or visit hit-n-run.net
8. Name: Wekiva River Players Summer Theatre Camp
Location: Sweetwater Episcopal Academy, 251 E. Lake Brantley Drive, Longwood
Activities: “Trip to Broadway” singing, dancing, acting, scenic design
Cost: $200 per child, $180 for additional siblings
Dates: July 12-July 16, registration by June 18
Times: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Contact: 407-262-1801 or visit wekivariverplayers.org
9. Name: Aiguille Summer Climbing & Challenge Camp
Location: Aiguille Rock Climbing Center, 999 Charles St., Longwood
Activities: fundamentals and techniques of rock climbing and character building. Climbing and bouldering, competition and games, instructional videos, movies, arts and crafts. Pizza provided on Fridays for pizza party.
Ages: 6 and up
Cost: Members: half day week- $130, Full day week- $180. Non-Members: half day week-$150, Full day week- $200. Individual camp days are available: Half- $39, Full- $59
Dates: June 14-Aug 20
Times: drop off at 8 a.m., Full day- 8:30- 5:30, Half Day- 8:30-12:30
10. Name: Central Florida Track Academy
Location: University of Central Florida 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, 32826
Dates: June 28-Aug 12, choose between three camp options
Times: overnight, full and half-day options
11. Name: Camp Wewa
Location: 221 S. Binion Road, Apopka
Activities: archery, swimming, rock climbing, team building, tubing, fishing, canoeing, team sports, nature exploration, arts and crafts and more.
Cost: prices range from $595-$695 for a one-week overnight camp session, two week overnight sessions range from $1,150-$1,250.
Dates: day camp offered Monday through Friday
Times: day camp is offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., extended days offered from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
12. Name: Exploring the Wonders of Nature- Our Father’s World
Location: Holy Cross Lutheran Academy & Preschool, 5250 Holy Cross Court, Sanford, 32771
Activities: art, writing, learn about nature, performing arts, field trips
Ages: children who have completed kindergarten-5th grade, childcare is also offered for children 6 weeks-4 years old
Cost: $135 a week, includes lunch and snacks
Dates: June 14-Aug. 6
Times: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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