Sarasota's Premier Academic Summer Camps

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We are committed to propelling academic success while strengthening students’ confidence and inspiring them to ‘Be Better’ in all that they do!

About Us

Summer Success Institute is an academic based summer camp centered on reading and math skills for children entering kindergarten through 8th grade with an elevated focus on social skills and character development, community service and involvement, science exploration, and building social, relational connections through exciting games and activities.
SRQ 2024 Award

SRQ Magazine's Highest Honor for 2024

Summer Success Institute is honored to receive SRQ Magazine’s 2024 Platinum Award for Best Summer Camp for Kids.


"I am so excited about the amazing summer program you have put together. Our children have learned so much from you as their principal, teacher and tutor over the years. We can’t wait to see what this summer will bring for our kids. We love the staff and the facilities. Looking forward to finally having a program in Sarasota that offers summer learning, a schedule for two working parents and something that finally both my five year old and eight year old can attend during the same times and same location!"

Chelsea M.

"We are grandparents, and when we pick up our grand daughter Isabel, she is excited and happy about her day of learning and fun! Autumn and her staff are joyful and very welcoming to us always."

Tina P.

"My son TJ spent 4 weeks at camp this summer. We both loved it! The campus is beautiful, field trips come on site, and kids engage in brain stimulating activities every day. Autumn is an amazing director and she really cares about her work. I recommend this camp 1000%! There is definitely something your child will find they we did. Be back next summer for sure!"

Chrissy J.

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Summer Success Programs

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At Summer Success Institute our students experience a turbocharged scholastic journey through our daily two-hour academic block with the county’s finest teachers! Our literacy-based program immerses children in the world of language arts, phonics nurturing their reading and comprehension skills. Additionally, we prioritize mathematics and problem-solving, ensuring a comprehensive skill set. We not only reinforce their existing skills but also propel them ahead, giving students the confidence needed to conquer the challenges of the next grade level curriculum.

Girl playing science games

IMG Academy

We are bringing you the best STEM overnight camp experience! We’ve partnered with the world-renowned IMG Academy. During each summer, they unveil their stunning campus, featuring cutting-edge classroom facilities, top-notch leadership and mindset courses instructed by IMG Academy staff, accompanied by delightful meals and dormitory accommodations. These experiences are sure to create lasting memories for kids and teens.


Day Camps

Your wishes have been granted! Now, you have a charming camp to send your children during school holidays. We host day camps during Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks that are bound to bring immense joy to your children. Our program strikes the perfect balance, combining learning through captivating stories and character development discussions, featuring community presenters who provide hands-on experiences, all while ensuring plenty of social playtime with friends. Our boutique day camps, favored by kiddos, tend to reach capacity quickly due to limited spots, so don’t delay—secure your spot early!


OT and Speech & Language

You heard correctly! Every child in the lower elementary grades participates in our weekly Occupational Therapy and Speech & Language classes. We contract the top local therapists to ensure that skills remain sharp, preventing any loss of progress achieved during the school year.

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Afternoon Rotations

We have a blast during our afternoon rotations block; no two days are the same! Children engage in four 40-minute classes that rotate daily, covering a wide range of activities including STEM, art, performing arts, inside games, outside games & sports, character enrichment, indoor bounce houses, guest presenters and more!

kids playing science games

Character Enrichment

While it’s important to reward children for academic achievements, we believe it’s equally important to recognize them for being well-rounded individuals who make admirable choices. Our students actively participate in daily activities and stories that emphasize character development, using a variety of teaching approaches. These lessons are designed to instill the core values of being responsible and contributing citizens, not just within their school and community but most importantly, within their own homes.



Community Involvement: Our program’s shining moment? Uniting the community! While we teach the kiddos about empathy, selflessness, and other commendable character values, we provide the opportunity for kiddos to get involved and give back to others. We work hand in hand with local non-profit organizations to build students’ awareness and focus on serving the community through multiple avenues including food, clothing and toy donation, product creation and distribution, homelessness and more!

Community Presenters: We turn the tables by bringing field trips to us! During camp sessions we line up a variety of presenters to enrich the understanding of community-related subjects. Kiddos absolutely love these presentations because they’re relevant to their own lives and surroundings with the bonus of hands-on learning in most cases! Some of our favorites include Jungle Gardens, Science Scope, the American Red Cross, beekeeper, park rangers, the Florida Panther presenter, Englewood Shell Club, Fossil Club, and many more!



We are truly fortunate to welcome outstanding high school volunteers to our team during the summer and holiday breaks. We provide a positive environment enriched with exceptional experiences where dedicated teens who adore children can truly shine and make an impact in the lives of our happy campers. Plus, we even feed them lunch! This opportunity serves as an ideal path to fulfill mandatory community service hours and may even lead into a paid internship! A minimum commitment of one week is required and interested volunteers will need to complete an application and go through the interview and training process.

Be Better Principles Sign

Be Better Principles

We are committed to propelling academic success while strengthening students’ confidence and inspiring them to ‘Be Better’ in all that they do so that each child is a positive contributor to society!


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