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Summer Camp Guide 2017

Summer Camp 2017: Whether day camp or overnight choosing between general and specialty camps and how to keep kids healthy, safe and cool in Florida heat.

Camp: Alexander Camp
Website: alexandermontessori.com
Hours: 9 am to 3:30 pm
Age range: 18 months to 12 years
With four locations, these camps are designed to be age-appropriate, allowing themselves to be directed by the energy and interests of the campers. Elementary-age campers can choose between an all-around camp with a variety of activities or a sports track with an assortment of sports in the mornings and a focus on instruction in two sports (choices are soccer, basketball, flag football) in the afternoons.

Camp: Biznovator Camp
Website: biznovator.com/camps
Age range: 8-12 (June 4-9); 13-15 (June 12-16);
16-20 (June 18-July 1 & July 9-22)
The BizNovator Camp offers hands-on learning, experiences that focus on the creation, evaluation, development, and launch of new businesses or social ventures. Whether it’s a solo-preneur or partnerships, participants are taught and guided through the startup fundamentals of new venture creation.

Camp: Carrollton School
Website: carrollton.org
Hours: 9 am to 3 pm (extended day available 3 pm to 5 pm)
Age range: Pre-K3 to 9th Grade, depending on camp chosen
In the Around the World Camp, campers explore diverse cultures around the world through classes in art, drama, dance, baking, swimming and language. This all-girls camp also offers an Academic SuperCamp, Summer Sports Camp, Mini Movie Makers, Debate Camp, STEM Camp and Coding Camp.

Camp: City Trekker Camp at Coral Gables Museum
Website: coralgablesmuseum.org/learn
Age range: 5-12
Children ages 5-12 explore Coral Gables through a variety of disciplines and take advantage of the cultural destinations and activities offered by The City Beautiful and the Museum. Learn about art, architecture, history and more!

Camp: Children’s Resource Summer camp
Website: crfcenter.org
Hours: 8:30 am to 3 pm
Age Range: Toddlers to 5th Grade
With more than 15 years under their belt, this program caters to children with developmental disabilities, providing a warm, friendly and structured environment that included both academic and non-academic options. From cooking to music and movement, water play and weekly themes, the camp allows children to engage in exciting activities and strengthen social skills.

Camp: Discovery Lab STEAM Camp
Hours: 9 am – 12:30 pm
Age range: 4-9
Let your child explore everything from force and motion to slimey, popping, fizzing matter at this Palmetto Bay science camp that makes learning fun.

Camp: First Girls Camp
Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
Age range: 4 to 10
First Girls Club, Inc. camp provides girls with exciting and innovative activities in the following areas: Arts and Crafts, Dance, and Reading. Our camp also offers weekly field trips, cooking, and etiquette among many other unique activities. At FGC, girls develop character and build lifetime friendships.

Camp: FunCamps
Website: funcamps.com
Hours: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Age range: 5 to 14
With two locations (Pinecrest Community Center and University of Miami) and six camp options (Space and Science, Drama, Dinosaurs, Magic, Video Gaming and Robotics), these camps offer a full day of fun that includes swimming or water play, special shows and outdoor fun in addition to specialty activities tailored to each camp theme.

Camp: Gulliver Summer Athletic Camps
Website: gulliverschools.org
Age range: Grades 1 and up
These weekly, full-day camps include: Basketball, Flag Football, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Water Polo, Lacrosse, and Baseball. Afternoon combinations with all morning programs are available at an additional charge and include transportation to the Prep and lunch.

Camp: Holy Rosary-St. Richard
Website: hrsrschool.org
Hours: 7 am to 6 pm
Age range: PreK to 8th Grade
Two locations (one on 152nd and one on Franjo Road) offer nine- and seven-week options for students in PreK through 8th grade. Days are spent in everything from morning prayer to sports, language Arts, cooking, dance and field trips with “friends and family” discounts available.

Camp: LEAP South Florida
Website: LEAPSouthFL.com
Hours: Half Day: 9 am-12 pm or 12 pm- 3 pm;
Full Day: 9 am- 3 pm
As a leading sport program dedicated to the total development and inclusion of special needs individuals in Miami, this camp provides Learning Enriched Athletic Programs that are designed to promote fun and exercise in which special needs and typical functioning athletes can learn and develop their athletic skills. The coaching staff is highly trained to work with special needs individuals and create programs that everyone can enjoy while maintaining a 5:1 athlete to coach ratio.

Camp: Miami Children’s Museum Explorers Summer Camp
Website: miamichildrensmuseum.org
Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
Age range: 4 to 10
The camp uses eight areas to teach children about different aspects of life around the globe: food, world crafts and art, music, dance and performance, language, literacy, geography, and games and sports. Each week campers will discover a new sport and explore the countries where it is most popular. Campers will work closely with a sports coach, a visual artist and the museum’s team of professional actors, the MCM Players.

Camp: Miami-Dade County Summer Camps
Website: miamidade.gov/summercamps
Dates: June 12- August 11
Hours: varies
Age Range: 6-18
Miami-Dade Parks Summer Camp programs lets kids, 18 and under, discover their dreams – no matter how bold they may be! Whether they have an interest in nature or a talent for the arts, or prefer to test their golf skills there is something for everyone. Make this summer the one they never forget – register today! For more information, visit miamidade.gov/summercamps or call 786.315.5410.

Camp: Miami Dance Project
Website: miamidanceproject.com
Hours: 9 am- 4 pm
Age Range: 3-15 years
Don’t miss out on this amazing camp. With more than 15 years experience, and known for producing dancers that have been showcased on “You Think you Can Dance,” Miami Dance Project offers a fun filled camp with first class, trend setting instruction in Hip-Hop. Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theater, Field Trips, Water Slides, Performances, Themed Sessions and more.

Camp: Mini-Canes Sports Camp
Website: miami.edu
Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
Age range: 6 to 12
Campers play a variety of sports during four two-week sessions. In addition to the “Sport of the Week,” and special events, campers can swim and take part in indoor games and activities. Educational emphasis is placed on developing a lifestyle with health, fitness and safety in mind.

Camp: Musicians Discount Summer Music Lessons & Classes
Website: musiciansdiscountcenter.net
Age Range: All levels
Instrumental and vocal teachers provide instruction in theory, technique, and performance of many different genres.

Camp: Palmer Trinity Summer Experience
Website: palmertrinity.org
Hours: 9 am to Noon or 4 pm (drop off and pick up from the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m)
Age Range: 2nd Grade to 12th Grade
Summer Experience offers camps for athletics, arts, academics and enrichment. Athletics includes an all- sports camp, a cheer camp and football camps. Academic camps include ones for programming, science and math. Arts includes photography and orchestra camps, while enrichment has workshops on topics like organization and college essays.

Camp: Palmetto Golf Camp
Website: golfpalmetto.com
Hours: 9 am to 12:30 pm or 3 pm
Starting with basics (think golf course orientation, rules and etiquette) this camp allows campers to become well acquainted with the world of golf. The curriculum covers full swings with video analysis, short game, mini golf and putting.

Camp: Pineview Preschool
Website: pineviewpreschools.com
Hours: 7 am to 6 pm
Age range: 12 months to 5 years
Pineview schools offer a summer camp program during June and July, for both toddlers and preschoolers. The Early Childhood Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) curriculum is intended to engage children in experiences that foster the development of the 21st century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. The camp provides fun, creative daily activities and experiences in a safe environment with a professional and caring staff.

Camp: Pure Dance @ Pinecrest Community Center
Website: pinecrestdanceproject.com
Hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Age range: 5 to 15
Dance the summer away at Pure Dance Camp! This camp allows young dancers to experience ballet, flamenco, jazz, tap, salsa, hip hop, samba and elegant ballroom styles. It also offers instruction to campers in the associated art forms of makeup, scene painting and costume design.

Camp: Ransom Everglades
Website: ransomeverglades.org
Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
Age range: 4 to 12
This general day camp is organized to give each camper opportunities for individual growth, forming new friendships, developing teamwork and learning new skills. Activities include swimming, archery and tennis. Located on Biscayne Bay, the camp has its own waterfront facility for sailing and canoeing.

Camp: Roig Academy
Website: roigacademy.com
Hours: 9 am to Noon or 3 pm, with before and after care available (Camp Roig); 9 am to 2 pm (Summer Academic Enrichment); 9 am to 12:30 pm (Fast ForWord)
Age range: Pre-K2 to 6th Grade, depending on camp chosen
Camp Roig provides preschoolers with a fun learning curriculum that incorporates pre-reading, pre-math, fine-motor, gross-motor, sensory-related and story-related activities. The thematically-inspired program includes water days, computers, cooking and field trips. The Summer Academic Enrichment and Fast ForWord programs for older kids also encourages academic growth through the summertime.

Camp: Same Tag TV
Website: sametagtv.com
Age range: All
Come spend the summer at Same Tag and learn about acting. Your child will learn about performance technique and production. Camp will also help students get ready for actual auditions by the time summer is over.

Camp: SKC Miami
Website: skcmiami.com
Hours: 7:30 am – 6 pm
Age range: 5-12
KC’s now famous Super Kid Summer Camp has the best coaches and activities a parent and child can ask for. SKC offers fun activities throughout the day like dance competitions, acting, karate, brain games, Lego build-offs, minecraft video games, sports, karaoke and a number of kid-fun activities for your child to choose from.

Camp: St. Brendan High School Summer Enrichment
Website: stbrendanhigh.org
SBHS offers enrichment courses during the summer to its students. In addition, Math & English summer workshops are offered to incoming freshmen.

Camp: St. Thomas’s Summer Quest
Website: stepsmia.org
Hours: 9 am – 3 pm or 9 am – noon
Age range: Jr. PreK – 5th grade
At St. Thomas’s Summer Quest, students of all ages get into the spirit by probing, investigating, and discovering. The beautiful campus provides the perfect setting for a wide variety of enriching programs ranging from sports, to academics to the arts. With Quest Summer Camp, children embark on a new adventure everyday!

Camp: Stars on the Rise Basketball Camp
Website: starsontherisebasketballcamp.com
Hours: 8 am to 3 pm
Age range: 5 to 14
The Stars on the Rise Camp is designed to teach the fundamentals of basketball in a fun and positive atmosphere. The children have fun learning the game during fast paced weeks of physical exercise including running, jumping and playing while they develop individual basketball skills and work together in an atmosphere of communication, cooperation and teamwork. The camp is designed to help players of all skill levels and abilities.

Camp: Stars on the Rise Summer Camp
Website: starsontherisecamp.com
Hours: 8 am to 3 pm
Stars on the Rise’s professionally trained and experienced staff utilizes group instruction and positive reinforcement for skill acquisition. Campers will experience a well balanced, diverse sports and camp program that encourages interaction with others and allows for the mastery of new skills. Each camper will be afforded the opportunity to learn at their own pace and develop friendships that continue year after year.

Camp: The Art Shack
Website: theartshackmiami.com/summer-camp
Hours: Morning 9:30 am-12:30 pm /
Afternoon: 1:30 pm- 4:30 pm
Age range: 5 to 12
Choose the week you would like, they all have different activities that campers love. Highly personalized, with a ratio of one coordinator for every five campers, students create and learn about different fun themes, and are always ready to explore new materials. With a maximum of 16 campers, groups are just the right size to create an exceptional experience.

Camp: The Ballet Space
Website: theballetspace.com
Hours: 10 am – 3 pm
The Ballet Space’s Ballet Xtreme week invites all intermediate and advanced level dancers to spend the day perfecting their ballet technique, pointe variations and stretch and strengthening as well as learning music theory, dance history, pilates, modern dance and more.

Camp: Temple Bet Shira Camp Gilah
Website: betshira.org
Hours: 9 am to 12:30 pm or 3:30 pm
Age range: 18 months to 2nd Grade
Summer days at this camp are filled with various exciting activities such as arts and crafts, music, creative movement, sports, games, cooking, drama and much more. Other exciting activities include dress up days, amusement rides and special guests.

Camp: YMCA
Website: ymcasouthflorida.org
Hours: Varied
Age range: Varied
The Y believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Summer Camp at the Y provides children with supervised activities that cultivate values, develop skills and nurture relationships. Options include day camp, teen camp, aquatics and more.

Camp: Zaniac
website: zaniaclearning.com/southmiami
Hours: Full Day Session 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Morning Session 9:00 am – Noon
Afternoon Session 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Age range K – 8th grade
Zaniac Camps are the perfect combination of learning and fun, featuring many engaging programs that nurture your K-8 child’s love of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). From Zane Math, Computer Programming, Minecraft, Robotics, 3D Printing and Fashion Design to Tinkering and more, your child will be inspired and have fun. Who says you can’t learn while you play?

Andrea Carneiro
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