SummerQuest at The First Academy

The campus of The First Academy has always been a great place to spend time over the summer months, but the fun and enrichment has been taken to new heights in recent years! There are programs for all ages and interests, from Arts to Sports to Academics – and much more!


Summer programs at The First Academy are always facilitated by experienced educators and coaches who work together to provide a memorable experience for all participants. They are experts who enjoy what they do – like our Sports Performance coach, who worked with the professional athletes of the local NBA franchise as well as Olympic athletes looking to take their skills to the max. Imagine what our summer staff can do for your family!

For more information on the wonderful things The First Academy has in store for SummerQuest, contact Doug Cohen, our SummerQuest Program Coordinator, at (407) 206-8634.

Thank you for your interest in SummerQuest! SummerQuest provides students of all ages an opportunity to engage in programs focusing on academics, athletics, and the arts. We are thrilled to offer a variety of courses and camps to fill your summer with growth, enrichment, and fun! At SummerQuest, it is never the same old thing, so be certain to check out the many new courses that we have added to our catalog. We hope you will be a part of SummerQuest as there are many unique opportunities for children to enhance their God-given abilities and learn new skills.

The First Academy is conveniently located just off Interstate 4 and John Young Parkway on the campus of First Baptist Church of Orlando. SummerQuest faculty includes experienced educators, professional instructors, and talented coaches who work together to provide a memorable experience for all participants. SummerQuest is open to students from any school, so please invite your friends! The First Academy hopes to see you this summer as you take on the journey of fun and enrichment.

About The First Academy

For Summer programs please see the SummerQuest Course Description Catalog or contact Doug Cohen, the SummerQuest Coordinator, at 407-206-8634.

The First Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (CASI) and is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Orlando. The First Academy reserves the right to alter the specifics of a class, camp, or program and to add or delete any offerings.

The mission of The First Academy is to prepare children for life as Christian leaders who choose character before career, wisdom beyond scholarship, service before self, and participation as a way of life. Since God’s love extends equally to all people, The First Academy welcomes and encourages any of His children to apply for admission, tuition assistance, and any/all programs of the school, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color of nationality in the administration of any program of the school.

Registration Details

SummerQuest has online registration and payment. Before registering, all participants should complete (or bring to the first day of camp) the online medical information form. This form requires a parent signature to complete. If completing offline copy, please return the medical form to: The First Academy, 2667 Bruton Blvd., Orlando, FL 32805, Attn: SummerQuest.

The deadline for online registration is 3:00 pm on Friday, May 20, 2016. Any registration received after 3:00 pm on May 20th will be charged a $10 late fee.

Course Fee

The course fee must be paid in full to reserve your spot in the course. Before paying online, you will be prompt to fill out a medical form; you may alternatively bring it to the first day of camp.

Refund Policy

The student will receive a full refund minus expenses incurred (T-shirt, etc.) if withdrawing from a program before 3:00 pm on Friday, May 20, 2016. No refunds will be made after this date. If a student is asked to leave the course or camp for disciplinary reasons, no refund will be given. We understand that unforeseen circumstances do arise, however, in order to staff our camps and to ensure the camp programs offered are available to those who registered, there will be no exceptions to this policy.

Cancellation & Withdrawal

The First Academy reserves the right to cancel any program if there is insufficient enrollment. The designated participation minimum is listed under each course description. All fees will be refunded in the event that the course minimum is not met. This application is made with the understanding that The First Academy reserves the right to request withdrawal of any student whose conduct, influence, attendance, or progress is regarded as undesirable or unsatisfactory, or who fails to conform to rules and regulations. No refund will be made to any student who withdraws or is dismissed from SummerQuest after the program has begun.

Dress Code

The dress code for SummerQuest is casual but conservative. Uniforms are not required during the summer. The First Academy personnel reserve the right to dismiss any student for inappropriate dress. If you have any questions about the dress code, please email Doug Cohen.

Map & Location

SummerQuest is located on the campus of the First Baptist Church of Orlando at the northwest corner of the I-4/John Young Parkway Interchange. Take I-4 to exit number 79 (John Young Parkway). Take John Young north to the entrance of the First Baptist Church of Orlando campus on your left. Turn into the church entrance and follow the signs for The First Academy parking. Please see the SummerQuest campus map for details.

SummerQuest Office

For information, please contact Doug Cohen, SummerQuest Coordinator, at 407-206-8634 or

Course not listed? Try Upper School Summer Courses (for credit) or Preschool Summer Camp.


  • Facts at a Glance

    • 21,102

      Volunteer hours given by the Upper School Students last year.
    • 1,345

      Alumni since 1986.
  • The First Academy is Accredited by:

    • Florida Council of Independent Schools
    • Florida Kindergarten Council
    • Southern Association of Independent Schools
    • AdvancEd Southern Association of Colleges & Schools
    • Council on Educational Standards & Accountability
    • Association of Christian Schools International