Summer camps start soon at Shining Starr Learning Academy


Shining Starr Learning Academy in Rockledge offers 12 summer camps starting in June.

Photo by Mike Gaffey

Summer camps kick off next month at Shining Starr Learning Academy with a variety of activities at the newly opened private school in Rockledge.

Camps are open to the public and will take place at the 12,000-square-foot facility at 1535 Cogswell St., Suite D-29, said owner/principal Lisa Starr, who opened the school in January.

“I have 12 summer camps, and three already are half-full,” Starr said. All materials are included in the camp price.

Photography Camp for youths ages 8 to 16 runs from 2 to 5 p.m. June 5 to 9 and June 12 to 16 and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 10 to 14. A professional photographer will instruct the class. A digital camera is not required, but students can bring one if they choose. The class is limited to eight students and it costs $150.

Baking Camp for children ages 9 to 14 is from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 5 to 9 and July 24 to 28 and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. July 24 to 28. The cost is $75.

Neil Starr, left, and owner/principal Lisa Starr; Tina Veltri, academic director/teacher; and the Starrs' children, Joseph and Victoria, foreground. | PHOTO BY MIKE GAFFEYA Breakfast Cooking Camp for ages 8 to 14 is from 9 a.m. to noon July 10 to 14, and a Lunch Cooking Camp for ages 10 to 14 is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 17 to 21. The cost for each class is $125.

“I will be running the baking and cooking camps, and assisting with the others except for MinecraftEdu,” said Starr, whose facility includes a working kitchen.

Recycling Fun Camp for Grades 1 to 6 is from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 5 to 9 and July 17 to 21. Students can take part in water play, gardening, game making, art and races. Class size is limited to 16 students. The cost is $125.

Art Camp for students ages 8 to 14 is from 1 to 4 p.m. June 12 to 16. Students will work on canvas in acrylic, watercolor, chalk or mixed media. The class size is limited to eight students and the cost is $125.

MinecraftEdu Club Camp for grades 3 to 6 is from 1 to 4 p.m. July 17 to 21. The class size can range up to 20 students and the cost is $145.

Registration forms are available online for downloading at shiningstarr Completed forms can be dropped off at the school or sent by mail. Checks should be made out to Shining Starr Learning Academy.

Students who sign up for multiple camps can save up to $50, Starr said. A few more camps are in the works, so interested persons should keep checking the academy website, she added.

Shining Starr Learning Academy is a hands-on, interactive learning school that welcomes students with dyslexia, anxiety and processing issues as well as neuro-typical and gifted students, Starr said.

The academy currently is taking registration for the 2017-18 school year for grades 1 to 8, and plans to add high school in the 2018-19 school year. Students who register by May 19 for the 2017-18 school year will receive a $332 tuition discount.

The mission of Shining Starr Learning Academy is to create a family environment where students are “allowed to grow on their own terms, in their own time, in their own way by building on their strengths and interests,” Starr said.

“I want to see all of our students shine,” she added.

For more information, go to or call 321-400-9044.

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