Summer Camp Guide



Summer's right around the corner, and SocialMiami's 2016 Summer Camp Guide is full of fun camp experiences for kids of all ages.

Swing, Splash, Shoot, Score!

June 13 - August 26

Miami Children's Museum offers an entire summer of exciting camp activities for kids in Pre-K through 5th Grade! Swing, Splash, Shoot, Score! will show youngsters what it takes to become an Olympian. Campers will practice some of the sports that have united thousands of athletes around the world! Each week campers 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! The camp sessions are one week, each focusing on a specific theme.
  • June 13 - 17: Kick Off Summer in Olympia
  • June 20 - 24: Twist and turn like a Capoeirista
  • June 27 - July 1: Celebrate Fútbol and Fiesta
  • July 4 - 8: Defend the wicket in a game of cricket
  • July 11 - 15: Nock an arrow and aim like an archer
  • July 18 - 22: Master the flow of Taekwondo
  • July 25 - 29: Try to catch up with Bolt
  • August 1 - 5: Swing and serve like Serena
  • August 8 - 12: Shake a leg and sail the seas
  • August 15 - 19: Dribble aroung Miami Heat
  • August 22 - 26: Make a final summer splash
    Cost is $198 weekly for MCM members and $220 for non-members with sibling discounts available. Before care ($25) and after care ($60) are also available.

    Miami Children's Museum
    980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island, Miami
    305 373-5437, Ext. 117 (Yanet)
    Yanet@MiamiChildrensMuseum.org
    www.MiamiChildrensMuseum.org




  • 8th Annual Summer Music Program

    June 6 - August 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Every summer, Live Modern School of Music hosts a series of 2-week camp sessions for students aged 8 to 18 and all experience levels, creating a unique environment for anyone who wants to learn, grow and have fun with music. Over the years, a diverse group of students have attended and had the opportunity to meet and perform with peers from around the world, creating the ideal setting for LMSOM's performance-based program. Students learn how to write their own music and lyrics, enhance their technical playing abilities, and work in unison with other musicians in a true band setting. At the end of each 2-week session, students and their instructors put together a repertoire of songs that will be showcased in a live performance for family and friends.

    Live! Modern School of Music
    1788 Sans Souci Boulevard, North Miami
    305-893-0191
    INFO@LMSOM.COM
    http://www.liveschoolofmusic.com/summer-2016/#summersignup




    3rd Annual Camp Broadway

    Monday - Friday, August 8 - 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    If your child loves to act, sing and dance, then give them a chance of a lifetime to learn from Broadway's Best! Camp Broadway at the Arsht Center enables theater-loving kids, ages 10 to 17, to develop their confidence, character and presentation skills through lessons in dance, acting, singing and ensemble performance. Campers will be immersed in an authentic Broadway process that allows all campers to be successful regardless of experience level. Inspired by Broadway’s cherished works and steeped in its grand traditions, Camp Broadway is designed to inspire creative expression and instill well-being in both aspiring students and future audiences. The week-long program will culminate in a special finale musical performance open to the public and on the Arsht Center Stage!
    Open to all skill levels and no previous experience is necessary to enroll. The program includes: Master classes with visiting artists; Q&A sessions with area industry professionals; backstage seminar with a production crew;
    official Camp Broadway t-shirts; official Cast of Characters headshot; healthy lunches, snacks and water; complimentary admission to the Family Finale performance of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Tuition is $750.



    Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
    1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
    305-949-6722
    Education@ArshtCenter.org
    www.ArshtCenter.org


    iD Tech Camps Held at U Miami & FAU


    This summer, inspire the awesome in your child at the world’s #1 summer tech camp, iD Tech! Students ages 7 to 17 can learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, model 3D characters, engineer robots, create websites, discover photography, print 3D models, and much more! Campers are taught in small groups of just 8 students per instructor — guaranteed for the most personalized instruction. Coupled with iD Tech’s proprietary learning platform, iD Game Plan, these programs ensure that both beginners and advanced students learn at the perfect pace. iD Tech instructors are recruited from top universities like U Miami, Rollins, Emory and NYU, and they’re passionate about the subjects they teach—iD Tech has been voted a Top Workplace by Bay Area News Group for 6 years and running! Factor in our commonsense balance of indoor instruction and outdoor activities, and it’s easy to see why iD Tech campers always have a blast!

    University of Miami in Coral Gables
    Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton
    1-888-709-8324
    Info@iDTech.com
    www.idTech.com




    Ninja Lounge

    June 6 - August 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Ninja Lounge is more than just a summer camp - the experience makes memories, promotes exercise, and a healthy lifestyle. Ninja Lounge provides adventures where children are challenged to leave their comfort zones, have non-stop fun and an action-packed summer! Experience fitness the fun way with Ninja Lounge summer camp program. Campers can choose from a variety of games and activities, scavenger hunts, field days, arts & crafts, music, swimming, great field trips, and special events planned during the summer. Lunch provided daily for $5 per day. After-care available until 6 p.m. for an additional fee.


    Ninja Lounge
    14401 N.E. 20th Lane, North Miami
    888-682-4318, Ext. 2
    www.NinjaLounge.com


    Modeling Camp

    June 27 - 30

    Modeling Camp offers aspiring models, ages 11 to 17, the opportunity to explore the world or modeling and fashion this summer! Discover the model in you at its Miami Beach location! This summer, fashion camp in Miami introduces girls to the world of modeling and fashion and steps them through a series of workshops, photo shoots and daily challenges with top industry professionals. Featured on Good Morning America and NBC, Modeling Camp teaches girls about modeling in a fun, non-competitive environment, and they walk away not only with knowledge of the industry but with valuable life skills that they can apply to their everyday life. From fashion shows to photo shoots, from making your own TV commercial to meeting celebrity models...Modeling Camp has something for all fashionistas!

    Modeling Camp
    17375 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach
    www.ModelingCamp.com


    Miami City Ballet School Summer Camp

    July 11 - August 5

    Miami City Ballet School is offering quality summer training for boys and girls of all ages. MCB School's Thoughtfully Designed Summer Programs are located at MCB's state-of-the-art facilities in South Beach, and each program is designed to be a fun and challenging summer dance experience. Children's Summer Dance for ages 3 to 10 will take place July 11-29 - no audition required. The Young Dancer Intensive is July 25-August 5 for 8 to 12 year-olds. By audition only.



    Miami City Ballet School
    2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach
    305-929-7007
    School@MiamiCityBallet.org
    www.MiamiCityBallet.org


    City Trekker Summer Camp

    June 13 - August 19

    City Trekker Summer Camp at the Coral Gables Museum offers 10 weeks of fun, educational activities for children ages 5 to 12. Campers explore the City of Coral Gables through a variety of disciplines and takes advantage of all the cultural destinations and activities that "The City Beautiful" and the Museum have to offer. Through exhibits, special presentations, art activities and field trips campers will learn about art, architecture, history and more! Campers will also enjoy some splashin’ fun with trips to Venetian Pool every session! Each two-week session has a different theme: June 13-24 - "Find Your Park;" June 27-July 8 - "STARchitects;" July 11-22 - "Build BIG;" July 25-August 5 - "Junior Engineers;" and August 8-19 - "KIDnetic Sculptures."

    Coral Gables Museum
    285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
    305-603-8067
    Education@CoralGablesMuseum.org
    www.CoralGablesMuseum.org


    Game Tech Institute Robotics Camp at Pinecrest Gardens

    June 27 – July 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


    Game Tech Institute Robotics Camp is a robotics exploration where children ages 9 to 13 will build robots, learn about engineering, programming, participate in robot competitions, take field trips and much more to round out their days! It's all presented in a fun and supportive environment. Cost is $565 for the two-week session (June 27 to July 8 or July 11 - 27) with before and after care available for an additional fee.


    Pinecrest Gardens
    11000 Red Road, Village of Pinecrest
    305-666-2992
    www.FunCamps.com


    Junior Naturalist Summer Camp

    June 20 - July 29 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Exploring tropical flora and fauna, investigating the rich world of science and art, and fun and exciting outdoor activities are in store for campers attending summer camps at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Kids can become certified Junior Naturalists at the Junior Naturalist Summer Camp where they will conduct science experiments, dissect flowers, construct solar ovens, discover butterflies and birds, and engage in entertaining environmental activities. The camp offers six one-week sessions, and youngsters, ages 6 to 11, can register for more than one. The cost is $185 per week for Fairchild Garden members and $225 per week for non-members. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.

    Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
    10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
    305-667-1651, Ext. 3322
    www.FairchildGarden.org


    2016 Summer Programming for Young Performers

    June 13 - August 6

    Actors' Playhouse will host a summer filled with exciting camp sessions for young performers. Each session runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the exception of the Teen One-Act Showcase. Summer Theatre/Film Camp runs June 13 – July 1, for ages 7 to 12. This all-inclusive theatre and film experience will have young performers taking an original show from concept to the stage and the BIG screen in three fun-filled weeks! Fee is $900, including before and aftercare. The four-week Summer Theatre Camp runs July 11 – August 5, and will provide performers, ages 7 to 12, an all-inclusive theatre experience taking an original show from concept to the stage. Fee is $1,100, including before and aftercare. The Advanced Musical Theatre Camp for ages 8 to 18 is offered by audition only from June 13 to August 6. Young performers will be cast in the Playhouse's professional production of Pippi Longstocking that runs all summer. In addition to Monday through Friday camp, performances will be held Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m., from July 2 through August 6. There will be an additional show that will be performed at the end of summer. Fee is $1,500 (including before and aftercare), and participation is by audition only. The Teen One-Act Showcase runs June 27 through August 5, held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Teens aged 13 to 18 will study audition techniques and then audition for, rehearse and perform in a published one-act play. Fee is $400.

    Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
    280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
    305-444-9293
    emaulding@actorsplayhouse.org or educate@actorsplayhouse.org
    www.ActorsPlayhouse.com


    Alper JCC Summer Camp

    June 20 - August 12

    The Alper JCC Summer Camp provides an enriching and exciting environment for children 13 months to 14 years. The JCC offers general day camp and specialty camps in Robotics, Performing Arts, Sports & Special Needs. Camp is staffed by nurturing professional teachers, counselors and specialists who are trained in group dynamics, child development, building self-esteem and peer relationships. The aim is to impact the lives of children with quality programs in a creative, supportive, and safe atmosphere, enabling all children to reach their fullest potential. Campers choose from dozens of Hobby Hour activities including: swimming, canoeing and fishing, computers, gymnastics, nature, cooking, jewelry-making, robotics, rocketry and sports, to name a few. The Early Childhood Center at the JCC also offers a summer camp tailored to infants to 1 year olds. New this Year is a $99 Summer Family Membership for new campers. While your kids are enjoying camp, the family can enjoy the many conveniences located on the JCC’s 23 acre campus, including the fitness center, swimming pool and more. Everyone is welcome!
    Sign up for 2, 4, 6 or 8 week sessions with weekly options available.


    The Dave and Mary Alper JCC
    11155 S.W. 112th Avenue, Miami
    305-271-9000, Ext. 271
    EMolk@AlperJCC.org
    www.AlperJCC.org/ChildrenFamily/Summer-Camp


    Summer Intensive Program of Russian Ballet Technique

    July 5 - July 30

    Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, under Artistic Director Vladimir Issaec, is offering a complete Summer Program in classical ballet focusing in the Vaganova Method. Considered the best and most complete intensive program in the country with experts in the Vaganova Method, directly from the Vaganova Academy of Russia. Open to dancers in levels Preparatory, Intermediate, Advanced and Pre-Professional. The program offers internationally acclaimed teachers, small classes, intensive training and performance opportunities. Scholarships are available.


    Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
    15939 Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami Beach
    305-948-4777
    Summer@ArtsBalletTheatre.org
    www.ArtsBalletTheatre.org


    Musical Theater Summer Camp

    June 13 - August 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Act. Sing. Dance. Express yourself! Miami Theatre Center's summer camps are an artistic adventure – led by expertly trained, talented MTC company members – that will open your children’s eyes, hearts and minds to the transformational power of theater. And unleash untold creative potential. Session 1 runs from June 13 to July 1, and Session 2 from July 18 to August 6. Tuition is $650 per session, for 6 to 12 year-olds. MTC also hosts a Teen Theater Workshop from July 5 to July 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop is designed for ages 13 to 18. directed by Rosalind Thomas-Clark. Cost is $625.


    Miami Theatre Center
    9806 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
    305-751-9550
    www.MTCMiami.org/Education/


    The Cushman School's Camp Innovate

    June 13 - August 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The Cushman School Summer Camp is available for children ages 3 to 14, providing a safe and fun environment to explore creativity and make new friends. At Camp Innovate campers will enjoy a comprehensive 8-week experience, or sign up for individual 1-week sessions. Each session will provide complete immersion in: Performing Arts, Robotics/Tinkering, and Visual Arts. In addition, campers will engage in cooking, fitness fun, design thinking, water play, old fashion camp games and a showcase event every Friday to highlight each week’s theme. Giant water slides will be brought in on Fridays, a Bounce-House on Wednesdays, snacks and pizza Fridays. Flexible Enrollment - sign up for all 8 weeks or just 1 week. Tuition is $325 per week.

    The Cushman School
    592 N.E. 60th Street, Miami
    305-757-1966
    www.cushmanschool.org/summercamp


    Drawn to Nature Art Camp

    June 13 - July 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Drawn to Nature Art Camp at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is taught by award-winning artist and naturalist Hillary Parker. Campers, ages 8 to 11, will observe, explore, and create beautiful works of art inspired by the natural beauty of Fairchild Garden, developing strong art skills using different forms of media while working in a fun studio environment (air-conditioned) and outside “en plein air” style. There are three one-week sessions held Monday through Friday. The cost for one week is $185 for Fairchild members and $225 for non-members.


    Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
    10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
    305-667-1651, Ext. 3322
    www.FairchildGarden.org


    11th Annual Benny Fragela Summer Basketball Camp

    June 13 - August 19 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m.

    Benny Fragela's Summer Basketball Camp will provide boys and girls ages 5 to 15 with a structured basketball learning experience that encourages team participation and personal development. The camp focuses on improving camper’s fundamental skills while emphasizing offense, defense and shooting. Campers will receive top quality, fully-trained coaching through an excellent camper/coach ratio. At BF Camp, some of the top professional athletes in the world have been featured as guest speakers for campers to meet. Camp fee is $165 per week with multiple week and sibling discounts available. Each camper will receive a Nike Camp T-shirt, the opportunity to win other Nike giveaways during daily competitions and participation in BF Championship Friday. Camp weeks are June 13-17, June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 5-8, July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29, August 1-5, August 8-12 August 15-19.


    Wayside Baptist Church Indoor Gym
    7701 S.W. 98th Street, Miami
    786-853-0315
    www.CBFCamps.com


    Nature-Based Camps

    June 20 - 24; July 18 - 22; and August 1 - 5

    Timbernook Miami offers three whimsical, nature-based camp programs focused on unstructured play. Programs are rich in outdoor play and interest-based learning, with campers learning to be good stewards of nature by forging a love for the forest and establishing a relationship with the land where they live.​ Children gain problem solving skills, confidence, resilience, group skills and responsibility at these camps, which are held 100% outside (weather-permitting).​ Barefoot and Buckets Summer Camp (June 20-24) - A traditional camp where young children have unique play experiences that challenge their mind and body in beautiful natural settings followed by hours of free play out in the wild. Storybook Summer Camp (July 18-22) - With the turn of every day, comes a new story for the children to experience new adventures out in the woods, and lots of fun! Going Wild – “Sensory Adventures” Summer Camp (August 1-5) - A week of amazing adventures that challenge the mind and body such as creating a giant mud slide, orienteering for gems hidden under the ground, and making miniature boats and then testing them out in the slow-moving river.

    Castellow Hammock Nature Preserve
    22301 S.W. 162nd Avenue, Miami
    www.Timbernook.com/Register-Miami


    Summer Intensive 2016

    July 5 - July 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami School is offering a Summer Intensive Program for students in all levels, ages 9 through 17 years. The summer program is focused on the Cuban Classical Ballet Technique and will include Pointe, Variations, Pas de Deux, Character Dance, Lyrical, Physical Training., Dance Appreciation, Make up and Nutrition. The training will conclude with a Showcase Performance on July 30 for all students in the 4-week program. Options available for attending weekly or the full four-week sessions. Tuition is $250 for 1 week; $450 for 2 weeks; $650 for 3 weeks; and $800 for 4 weeks. Dancers provided their own lunch and snacks.

    Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center
    111 S.W. 5th Avenue, Miami
    786-747-1877
    PPena@CubanClassicalBalletofMiami.org
    www.CubanClassicalalletofMiami.org


    Amazing Art for Kids Camp

    Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    "Amazing Art for Kids” at Pinecrest Gardens is an all-inclusive art workshop open to children of all abilities. Students will use mixed media techniques to create nature themed paintings, fine art and other projects based on the surroundings of Pinecrest Gardens. All classes are taught by VSAFL's Certified Teaching Artist Yvette Cortera. Classes are limited to 15 students, pre-registration is recommended. Two sessions (July 9 16, 23 and 30 or August 6, 13, 20 and 27) are offered; $12 per class.

    Pinecrest Gardens
    11000 Red Road, Village of Pinecrest
    305-735-5341
    OriginalArtPad@bellsouth.net

    Summer by the Sea Camp

    July 13 - July 8
    Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Have the best summer ever at the Biscayne Nature Center's Summer by the Sea Camp! Kids, aged 8 to 12, will enjoy the summer with BNC's lifeguard certified marine biologist Naturalists leading them in exciting hands-on marine explorations. The summer will be filled with Seagrass Adventures, Mangrove Slogs, Snorkeling, Kayaking and Paddle-boarding. Explore Key Biscayne's unique fossil reef, dissect squid and sharks, design beautiful art projects, play fun beach games, learn about Florida’s first inhabitants, create and perform fun and educational science experiments, plus lots lots more! Camp sessions are June 13-17, June 20-24, July 27-July 1 and July 5-8. Sign up for one week, two weeks or all four weeks! Tuition is $395 per weeks for weeks 1, 2 and 3 and $300 for week 4 since there is no camp on July 4. Discounts available for returning campers and siblings. Campers provide their own lunches.

    Biscayne Nature Center
    6767 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne
    305-361-6767, Ext. 119
    Reservations@BiscayneNatureCenter.org
    www.BiscayneNatureCenter.org


    Ocean Explorers Camp

    Three sessions: June 20-24, July 18-22 and August 8-12

    The Museum of Discovery & Science's Ocean Explorers Camp is a 5-day camp offered for incoming 7th and 8th graders. Campers will spend two days at the Museum and three days at FAU’s SeaTech in Dania Beach exploring coastal marine and coral reef ecosystems. They will conduct estuary and barrier island field work and tour FAU’s ocean engineering and electronics labs, submarine, and flow tunnel. Plus, they will learn about sea turtles, marine science careers, and design, build, and race a solar-powered boat. Tuition fee is $300 per five-day camp, which includes all workshop materials.

    Museum of Discovery and Science & AutoNational IMAX 3D Theater
    401 S.W. 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale
    954-713-0930
    www.MODS.net


    Camp Kesem Miami

    August 7 - 13

    Camp Kesem Miami is offering its 9th annual camp this summer for approximately 100 children, ages 6 to 16, who have or have had a parent or guardian with cancer. The aim is to provide a safe, loving and accepting environment to empower campers as they meet others who understand what they are going through. Bus transportation to the campsite is provided to campers from the University of Miami campus. There is also a counselor-in-training program for 17 and 18-year-olds. Camp is completely free of charge to its families.

    Camp Winona
    DeLeon Springs, Florida
    www,CampKesem.org/Camper-Application


    Camp Discovery

    June 13 - August 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Camp Discovery at Museum of Discover and Science is designed to give children ages 6 to 12 entire days filled with exploration and hands-on learning. One-day and five-day camps are offered. The line-up of 5-day camp themes are: June 13-17 - Makers Studio; June 20-24 - Science Around the World; June 20-July 1 - Creep into the DeepEnd; July 4-8 - The Science of Art; July 11-15 - Food Science!; July 18-22 - Mythbusters; July 25-29 - Wilderness Explorers; August 1-5 - Sleuth Science; August 8-12 - MODS Olympics; and August 15-19 - Dissection Inspection. In addition, all camps include an exciting IMAX® Film Adventure. Tuition is $200 for MODS members and $225 for non-members with before and after care available. Camp fees include all workshop materials and chaperoned exhibit exploration. Campers should bring two snacks, lunch and a drink, and the Subway Café is available as a lunch option.

    Museum of Discovery and Science & AutoNational IMAX 3D Theater
    401 S.W. 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale
    954-713-0930
    www.MODS.net