Miami-Dade County Parks Turns up the Heat with Exciting Summer Camp Activities

Author  Laura Phillips

MIAMI — When school is out for the summer, students can enjoy exciting activities ranging from art, athletics, nature and so much more thanks to Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces (Miami-Dade County Parks). Miami-Dade County Parks “We Have a Camp for That!” summer camp program offers a bounty of kids’ “favorite things,” ensuring their school break is thrilling and memorable.   

GEM ClassLocated at parks throughout Miami-Dade County, Summer Camps will run from June 8 through August 7, 2020 (select sites open through August 14). 

Campers can customize their summer experience, to explore personal interests or uncover a talent while also making new friends. Choices range from exciting sports challenges like golf and fishing, nature-based camps at Zoo Miami, Deering Estate and Miami EcoAdventures locations, and creative arts camps — the list goes on and on!

Summer camps are also inclusive and managed by Miami-Dade County Parks' Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. Camps will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and offer 7:30 a.m. early drop-off and 6 p.m. late pick-up options. 

Registration opens March 23 and participants are accepted throughout the summer. Registration requires a $15 non-refundable fee and several summer camp applications are available online. Siblings are eligible for a 10 percent discount.

Parents are encouraged to download the Next Door App to coordinate with park’s manager and get updates on park activities. For more information, patrons are encouraged to visit the Miami-Dade Parks Summer Camps web page, call their local park, or call 3 - 1 - 1 for Miami-Dade County information. 

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