What is the Florida facility like?
Our camp is hosted on the beautiful grounds of the Florida Institute of Technology, about an hour southeast of Orlando. The campus is situated on the beautiful Melbourne coast, minutes from the scenic Indian river and a short drive from gorgeous beaches.
The property boasts state of the art collegiate sporting facilities including soccer, baseball, softball, and intramural fields, as well as a large Aquatic Center featuring a large recreation pool and multi-lane collegiate size pool. Their Recreation Center is fully air conditioned and includes several group fitness spaces, basketball courts, and fitness center with state of the art wellness equipment.
Where do your kids come from?
Most come from the southeastern states. However, we have several campers from around the US and a few from overseas. We welcome and encourage diversity.
What about living accommodations?
Residence Halls are modern and very comfortable. They are set up ‘apartment’ style, with two, three, or four bedrooms per apartment. Each camper will have their own bedroom, and share a living space and bathrooms with 2-3 other campers/staff.
What is a normal day like?
Camp Shane Florida offers six periods daily, filled with a well rounded and fun filled balance of activities. We offer most sports, outdoor swimming and water exercises, nutrition and cooking classes, crafts, Zumba, circuit training, fitness, and scores of unique fabulous games created by Shane staff and found only at Camp Shane. We also offer optional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Each season we take trips to the beach, beautiful nearby parks, and so much more. A child will never be bored at Shane and will take home real, usable skills. The excitement continues into every evening with activities like movies, talent shows, pool parties, theatrical performances, movies, games, etc.
How do you deal with homesickness?
It may surprise you, but we have little homesickness at Shane. We provide a warm, nurturing atmosphere, where everyone knows everybody’s name, and there is a tight knit community of campers and staff. Children flourish in our “home away from home”, where the environment is always encouraging and positive.
What if my child gets sick while at camp?
Any prescription medication must be submitted through Camp Meds or packaged and labeled clearly by parents and given to head staff upon arrival. Medication will be distributed by an adult staff member. We do not assume responsibility to dispense medications, but we work hard to ensure that there are no problems. In the event of a more serious illness, a camper will be taken to a nearby clinic or in an emergency, the hospital. Both are located only ten minutes from the school.