Highlander Summer is located on the expansive 42-acre lakefront campus of Lake Highland Preparatory School in downtown Orlando. Summer programs take place on both the Bradshaw Campus and our Middle School Charles Clayton Campus, located less than three miles away.
Our summer facilities include a 50-meter swimming pool with diving boards, two gymnasiums and playgrounds, an Athletic Complex boasting multiple playing fields, tennis courts, and an archery hut, a Blackbox theater, multiple innovation labs, a dining hall with a lakefront view, and more!
Charles E. Bradshaw Campus
(Lower School & Upper School)
901 Highland Ave. Orlando, Fl. 32803
Charles Clayton Campus
941 Mills Ave. Orlando, Fl. 32803
Lake Highland Athletic Complex (LHAC)
500 Brookhaven Dr. Orlando, Fl. 32803
Highlander Summer understands the level of trust you instill in us when you send your child to our camp, and that is why we hire highly vetted and qualified staff members who cohesively collaborate to provide an incredible summer experience. All summer staff members are required to be background checked, fingerprinted, and complete an orientation prior to the start of the summer season.
Highlander Summer is a part of Lake Highland’s Auxiliary Programs Department and run by Julie Gomez, our Director of Auxiliary Programs. With over 30 years of experience working in summer camps, Julie is responsible for every aspect of Highlander Summer from the first email that ignites teacher interest to the last child leaving camp. She is dedicated to the building, planning, assembling and launching of each weekly program. Her detailed organization, energetic passion, and leadership create a summer experience that your child will remember for a lifetime.
If you have communicated with the Auxiliary office, Keri Packman is probably the person you spoke with or emailed. She is our amazing, multi-talented Auxiliary Programs Administrative Assistant who serves as our summer registrar, customer service liaison, and overall operations expert. Her meticulous attention to detail and excellent people skills brings a positive energy to our entire summer program.
Both Julie and Keri provide year-round devotion to making Highlander Summer the premiere summer camp destination in Orlando.
Our summer staff is divided into 6 subgroups.
Lead Teachers and Athletic Coaches
Our Lead Teachers and Athletic Coaches are creative, qualified professionals in their field of work, most of which are annual Lake Highland employees, and are responsible for the planning and management of their camp.
Assistant Teachers and Coaches
Some programs have adult assistant teachers or coaches, most of which are annual Lake Highland employees, to help supervise and manage their assigned camp groups.
Unique to the Day Camp model, are qualified professionals who are responsible for organizing and instructing daily activities and special events. They are eager to share their expertise and teach our campers new skills and games
Senior Counselors are young adults who have completed one year of college and are responsible for leading a cabin group within our Day Camp model. “Cabins” are grade-based classroom groups that campers are assigned to each week. Senior Counselors are fun-loving, enjoy working with children, and serve as role models. They lead cabin groups through their daily schedule.
Our Junior Counselors are young adults who are 18 years old, have graduated High School, and are about to enter their first year of college. Junior Counselors assist their Senior Counselor in supervising and leading a cabin group.
While campers are swimming in our pool, rest assure they are under the close supervision of our team of Lifeguards. Our Lifeguards are fully certified in CPR, First Aid, and lifeguarding and are at least 16 years old.
Volunteers comprise our youngest group of staff members. Our volunteers are high school students who love working with children while earning community service hours.