Camp Ogle

Camp Ogle Registration OPEN for Summer 2023

Each week will feature a different interactive section of world history, as  campers will spend a week living in different periods of world history and playing a role in the successful development of their own civilization.  Camp Ogle provides children a summer opportunity to not only learn about important events of the past, but also to experience them.  Every summer, Camp Ogle will feature several separate simulations that will challenge the students to make problem solving decisions on important historical decisions.  While learning about some of the events that made our civilization what it is today, students will live the history, as this real-time historical simulation camp will be an experience and academic event that the students will always remember. 
We will hold junior and senior sessions.  Both sessions will follow the same theme but work on age appropriate material.  Those students entering 4th grade can choose either the junior or senior session.  The Camp Overview and breakdown of weekly classes are as follows:

PLEASE NOTE - THIS SUMMER THERE IS NO JUNIOR CAMP OFFERED IN JULY - WEEK THREEIf However, if you have an incoming 3rd grader who has already been to a junior camp this summer, they can attend the final week of senior camp Ancient Egypt & Egyptian Mythology.  

WEEK ONE Week of June 19th - 23rd, 2023

The Golden Age of Piracy

Ahoy, me Hearties!  Set right in the middle of the Age of European Colonization, students will now get to see the opposite side of history, as Buccaneers defy European Empires, and raise the flag of the Jolly Roger.  The Golden Age of Piracy was a period of history that spanned through the 17th & 18th Centuries when swashbucklers like Captain Kidd, William Morgan and of course Blackbeard have become legendary for their crimes.  In this week, students assume the role of these seadogs and command their crew with the audacious spirit of so many pirates that roamed the seas of the Caribbean during this outrageous period of history.  Will you grow in legend and take your place alongside Blackbeard?  Or will you end the week in Davy Jones' locker?     



The senior session (entering grades 4-12) of this camp will be instructed by Mr. William Ogle. 

The junior session (entering grades 1-4) of this camp will be instructed by Mr. Joseph Brown.

This session of camp is currently filled to 75% capacity.

WEEK TWO Week of June 26th - June 30th, 2023

World War II

It's 1940 and Europe has erupted in war!  The German Army has invaded Poland, and taken land in Austria and Czechoslovakia.  They've toppled Denmark and Norway.  And now, Hitler's Weirmacht has blitzed France!  In this week, students enter in the most dramatic of moments, as British and French soldiers ready themselves to face  the armies of tyranny as the Nazis and Soviets march through Europe.  Additionally, Mussolini and his Italian Army has invaded Africa and Japan continues to expand island by island in the Pacific.  Meanwhile, a sleeping giant of a nation sits isolationist across and ocean while inspirational leaders ready their people for a time more brutal and more epic than any other period in world history   "We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender." -Winston Churchill


The senior session (entering grades 4-12) of this camp will be instructed by Mr. William Ogle. 

The junior session (entering grades 1-4) of this camp will be instructed by Mr. Wayne Muse.

This session of camp is currently filled to 85% capacity.

WEEK THREE Week of July 10th-14th, 2023

Ancient Egypt & Egyptian Mythology

The Pyramids, the Pharaohs, the Nile, the Sphinx, Anubis, Set and Ra.   Long, long ago lived the world’s first great civilization, Egypt.  Cleopatra's reign is closer to our own time than it was to that of the construction of the pyramids of Giza.  Egypt provided the building blocks for Greek and Roman culture, and, through them, influenced all of the Western tradition. Today, Egyptian imagery, concepts, and perspectives are found everywhere from our architecture to our money.   For one week, students get to walk like an Egyptian as they are dropped into an ancient land full of ancient legends with mysteries abound.  


The senior session (entering grades 4-12) of this camp will be instructed by Mr. William Ogle. 

No Junior Camp is offered this week.   However,  If you have an incoming 3rd grader who has already been to a junior camp this summer, they can attend the final week of senior camp Ancient Egypt & Egyptian Mythology.  

For those of you with older children who’ve attended camp, you know it does move pretty quickly and gets fairly competitive so I can’t guarantee your 3rd grader will understand everything that’s going on that week.  But they should still have a ton of fun and the week's theme, Egypt, is really great. 

This session of camp is currently filled to 65% capacity.

 My goal as a teacher is to not only to give my students an educational adventure that they will always remember, but also to open their minds and hopefully allow them to see our world in a different way then they ever have before.  I teach through simulation, motivation and inspiration.  My students live the experience, and they retain knowledge because what they are learning about is happening to them and becomes meaningful to them. Their experiences will create memories, understanding and knowledge that will always stay with them.  


Camp Ogle Details

Location:  Avalon Community Center, 13401 Tanja King Blvd. Orlando, FL 32828

Time:  9am-3pm Monday-Friday

Price: $250 per week for one week of camp

            $200 per week for two weeks of camp 

            $150 per week for three or more weeks of camp

            Discounted weeks also apply to siblings.  For instance, if a brother and sister attend one week of camp, the cost is $200 per child, $400 total.   

All Campers Receive:  In depth interactive instruction on history, symbols and geography; and a camp t-shirt.




Who can Register?  The Senior Camp Sessions are targeted for students in 4th-9th Grade.  If you would like a student outside of that grade level to participate, they will be accepted with the Camp Director's permission.  Camp Ogle Junior is designed for grade 1-3.  For students entering 4th grade, they can choose which session, senior or junior, they prefer.

Do I have to bring a lunch?  Yes.  Lunch is not provided by Camp Ogle.  Each child may also bring a healthy snack if they so chose to do so. 

Do I get a Camp Ogle T-Shirt? Of course you do.  Along with a week of learning that will allow students to understand the evolution of civilization in a way they never thought of before, each camper will get a t-shirt!  *Please note however, if you do register within a month of a specific camp starting, there is the possibility of receiving a regular Camp Ogle shirt and not a camp specific version, considering the shirts are ordered about a month prior to each camp.  

Is there a chance that Camp Ogle will fill up and you may not be able to register?  Yes.  Spots in the camp will be reserved on a first come first serve basis.  Once the camp is full for a given session, a waiting list will begin and if anyone cannot attend the camp, or fails to make a payment one week prior to the camp's start date, then students on the waiting list will be given a chance to join the camp.  You can reserve your spot in the camp by filling out the form that is attached below.  If less than 10 children sign up for a given session, Camp Ogle holds the right to cancel that specific class up to one week prior to that class’s first day.  If the class is cancelled due to low enrollment, all students will receive a refund for that specific week, and that week only. 

Is Camp Ogle affiliated with Orange County Public Schools?  No.  Camp Ogle has no affiliations with OCPS or Avalon Elementary School. 

How do I register?

1.  Complete this online form or fill out the Registration/Release of Liability form that is attached at the top of the website   and e-mail your completed form to or mail the completed form to 13909 Golden Rain Tree, Orlando, FL, 32828.  You will receive a confirmation e-mail and receipt when your application forms and payment are received, guaranteeing your spot for each week you register.  If any of the sessions of camp that you selected are already filled, you will receive an e-mail informing you that the requested section of the camp is filled.  

2.  Make your payment on Venmo to @willogle31, or you could mail a check to the address above, made out to Camp Ogle.  Payments are made with registration and class lists will be created in the order the registration form and payments are received.  

Camp Ogle Weekly Overview

During each week long in depth study of World History, the students will:

Be passionate about what you do,

stand up for what you believe is right,

remember the past,

and dream of the future.