Full-Day Themed Camp Sessions For Ages 2-10
Winter Garden Location

Summer Camp 2019

The summer program at Cranium Academy is 11 weeks of fun and learning for students who have a wide range of interests. Browse our schedule of programs here.

We offer full day camps for children from 2 years old to 10 years old in arts, humanities, sciences, and more! Camps are from 8:30 AM until 3:30 PM for School Day and 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM for Full Day.

Camp Schedules

School Day

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Full Day

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

11 Exciting Sessions

Week 1:6/3 – 6/7
Week 2:6/10 – 6/14
Week 3:6/17 – 6/21
Week 4:6/24 – 6/28
Week 5:7/1 – 7/5 (closed 7/4)
Week 6:7/8 – 7/12
Week 7:7/15 – 7/19
Week 8:7/22 – 7/26
Week 9:7/29 – 8/2
Week 10:8/5 – 8/9 (closed 8/9)
Week 11:8/12 – 8/16

Main Camp Themes (Ages 2-10)

Week 1: Future Meteorologists

Meteorologists across the world get to predict some of mother nature’s wildest weather. From hurricanes to tornadoes and from heatwaves to blizzards, this is one career choice that will keep you on your toes. Join us as we go on an adventure of severe weather preparedness! Campers will enjoy putting together their own weather channel and launching their channels with a newscast.

Week 2: Mad Scientists

Science is all around us! Campers will discover how different people use science to do their jobs well. Children will also perform exciting experiments throughout the week.

Week 3: Techy Tots

Your techy tot will explore some of the latest technologies that are changing the world we live in today. Campers will play and create various types of technology using their “e-maginations”! *This camp is for ages 2-4 only.

Week 4: Dinosaur Dig

Your young scientist will discover prehistoric times and explore the world of dinosaurs! Campers will enjoy learning about fossils, analyzing dinosaur eggs, and studying history.

Week 5: Kids Café

Campers will become entrepreneurs, working together to help make important decisions for their business. Children will come up with their own concepts, role play various members of the restaurant team, and design a menu. By the end of the week, they will celebrate the grand opening of their own restaurant!

Week 6: Young Astronomers

Campers will train to be astronauts as they launch into an out-of-this-world adventure to the moon! They will embark on virtual journeys through our solar system and discover what life is really life amongst the stars! This camp is for ages 2-4 only.

Week 7: Junior Park Rangers

Pack your gear and get ready for adventure! Campers will set out on an imaginative journey to national parks across the country, discovering amazing wildlife and land formations that make each park unique.

Week 8: Sports of All Sorts

Reach high and play hard as we strengthen our bodies and minds with various sports activities! Campers will prepare for fun, friendly competition in our very own Cranium Games! This camp is for ages 2-4 only.

Week 9: Ooey, Gooey!

Make crazy concoctions! Mix up a mystery ooze. Build your brain power and explore chemistry during this icky, fun week! This camp is for ages 2-4 only.

Week 10: Young Time Travelers

Hop on board our time machine! We’ll journey into the past for some old school fun and then race ahead for futuristic adventures!

Week 11: Art Explosion

Campers will set out on a journey to become DaVinci’s apprentices. Through imaginative virtual adventures and creative hands-on exploration, campers will discover how color and contrast affect how someone feels about art.

STEM Camp (Children Entering Kindergarten)

Week 3: Junior Engineer!

Calling all inventors, builders, designers and dreamers! From wing designs to clothespin cars, curious camper minds discover what it takes to be an engineer. Throughout the week we explore engineering disciplines ranging from aerospace to electrical, with little hands working on innovative projects that engage and amaze. Curious kids explore how engineers problem solve to address environmental crises, use nature to inspire inventions, and complete complex circuits to light up the night sky.

Week 6: Jr. Astronaut!

Three, two, one…blast off! It’s time to fall in line for astronaut training! Campers dive in by earning their helmets and jet packs as they discover what it takes to make it in outer space. Next up: Escape Earth’s gravity to explore the Sun, the Moon, and many of the solar system’s interesting features. From launching Alka-Seltzer rockets to creating satellite spinners, budding space explorers learn the ropes as they prepare to take off to infinity and beyond!

Week 8: Jr. Game Maker!

Game on! With the development of logic skills serving as the foundation for fun, budding programmers learn the basics of computer science while creating digitally interactive puzzles and exciting video games. From designing custom characters to sequencing motion blocks, kids “crack the code” using software such as ScratchJr and Tynker. With off-line projects like mini skee-ball and labyrinth, campers delve into a world filled with strategy, logic, and luck!

Week 9: Jr. Physicist!

Unlock the forces that drive our universe! From mastering matter to exploring fundamental forces, future-physicists learn through hands-on projects such as designing a gravity maze and constructing a kaleidoscope. Topics like magnetism, density, and friction come alive! Kids love rocking out on their homemade rubber guitar and going for the high score on their DIY pinball game. Through exploration of exciting physics concepts, kids develop a better understanding of nature and the world around them.

STEM Camp (1st Grade – 5th Grade)

Week 3: High Voltage Heroes!

Amplify your child’s interest in electronics as they power their inner hero! Through an understanding of circuit components and the flow of electricity, campers arm themselves with the knowledge to create super gadgets that save the day. From series and parallel circuits to capacitors and electromagnetic motors, the nanoscopic world of fast-moving electrons brings superheroes to life. With projects such as creating a customized light-up superhero mask and building a scale model “heromobile” of their very own, kids feel charged up and ready to take on any challenge.

Week 6: Wacky World of Aircraft

It’s time for takeoff! The adventure begins with a steep climb to cruising altitude as our aspiring pilots learn the fundamentals of unpowered, subsonic, and supersonic flight. Campers earn their wings building their own aircraft ranging from paper airplanes to balsa models. The week would not be complete without a study of VTOL (Vertical Take-Off & Landing vehicles) and remotely operated aircraft. Our pilots wrap up the voyage by assembling their own rubberband powered helicopters and experimenting with hand sensing drones!

Week 8: Coding + Digital Design

Join us at the crossroads of coding and digital design! In this camp, kids explore how technology has revolutionized video production, website design, 3D modeling and more. Our young, inspired thinkers use software to create their own logos, “photoshop” pictures to produce exciting visual effects, and generate three-dimensional virtual representations of their unique product ideas! Balancing design with coding, campers use MIT’s Scratch to increase their understanding of logic and programming.

Week 9: Kids Crime Lab

Join the CSI team as we investigate the mysteries of the living world through forensic biology. Designed as a suspense-building “whodunit” experience, Kids Crime Lab guides campers through the discovery of clues and the tackling of challenges tied to topics such as cellular structure and DNA. From bacterium to blood type, kids learn how to interpret data and draw conclusions necessary to crack the case. Secret message glasses, microscopes, and DIY lab kits are just a few of the CSI tools that campers create and take home for further crime scene investigations!