2014 Summer Camp Guide
School will soon be out! If you haven’t finalized summer plans for the kids, SocialMiami’s Camp Guide offers some exciting camps to engage your youngsters right here in South Florida.
July 14 – August 1
Calling all boys and girls in grades 3 through 12 who love to sing! Campers will have a blast at The Children’s Voice’s 3-week 2014 Summer Choral Camp! CVC's music educators and industry professionals are dedicated to enhancing the lives of youth through choral training to develop vocal technique, ear-training, music reading, and interpersonal skills. Fun and interactive activities include the writing, recording and filming of a professional quality music video! No former music training or an audition are required to attend. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and extended hours are available – from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an additional $55 per week. Cost is $450 for the 3-week session, and campers must attend the full three weeks to participate in the music video. Tuition does not include lunch. Financial assistance is available to qualifying families, and sibling discounts are also available. Space is limited so call to register today!
Old Cutler Presbyterian Church
14401 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay
June16 - 20
Partnering this summer with Camp Broadway, an industry leader in theater arts camps and educational programming, the Adrienne Arsht Center will present Camp Broadway Miami for youth aged 10 to 17. Offering an immersive program of hands-on experience in theater, song and dance for theater-loving kids, Camp Broadway Miami will include 5 full days of instruction by trained Broadway professionals, master classes with visiting artists, backstage seminar with a production crew, official T-shirt, cast-of-characters headshot and healthy lunches and snacks. The week-long camp culminates in a special finale performance on Saturday, June 21, as part of the Arsht Center's popular Free Family Fest series. All skill levels are welcome, and no prior experience is required to enroll. Kids will be engaged in the magic of musical theater in a non-competitive, ensemble-based program that develops confidence, character and presentation skills. Fee is $800 for the week.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
June 16-27; July 7-18; July 21-August 1; August 4-15
This contemporary music camp is the perfect choice for young students, ages 8 to 18, who are eager to begin their musical journey. During each two-week session, every musician will experience hands-on instruction in the instrument of their choice, practice performance technique in a band setting, and participate in innovative music labs catered to each individual. Teachers will familiarize the student with the latest trends and innovations in the music world as well as providing tools for enhancing creativity and musicianship. Instruments offered are guitar, bass, drums, voice and piano. Camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. In each of the four sessions offered, there are only 20 seats available. Cost is $690 for the two-week program.
Live! Modern School of Music
1788 Sans Souci Boulevard, North Miami
June 16 - August 8
If you are looking for something more than medication to help improve your child's behavior, the award-winning Summer Treatment Programs at FIU's Center for Children and Families offer therapeutic planned activities in a summer day camp setting. Children with ADHD and other behavior challenges in Pre-K, children entering grades K-5 with ADHD, and children between 4 and 6 years of age who are currently in the higher end of the growth curve will flourish in this Summer Treatment Program composed of a set of evidence-based treatments. Children entering grades K through 5 (ages 5 to 12) will spend the day playing sports and engaging in recreational activities with other children their age. They will also participate in social skills training, and spend 2 hours each day in a classroom setting working on academics and behaviors conducive to academic success. Each group will consist of up to 15 children and 4 staff members. All groups participate in special activities on Fridays. Parents also receive parent training in how to manage their child’s ADHD and other behavioral challenges. Children who participate in this year's STP will have the opportunity to enroll in a medication research study as well. Families enrolled in the treatment study will receive free medication and evaluations. The camp runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost of the program is on a sliding scale based on income and number of dependents. The program will be held near FIU’s University Park Campus (South Campus). For more information or to enroll, call the Center for Children & Families between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday or go online.
Center for Children & Families
11200 S.W. 8th Street, AHC 1 - Room 140, Miami
June 24 - 27
Modeling Camp offers girls aged 12 to 18 the opportunity to experience the world of modeling and fashion! This exciting, empowering camp takes girls through a series of workshops, photo shoots and daily challenges with top industry professionals. Campers learn about modeling in a fun, non-competitive environment and walk away with the knowledge of how to get in to the industry and with valuable life skills that they can apply to their everyday lives. Meet Laura Kirkpatrick from TV's hit show "America's Next Top Model." From photo shoots to fashion shows, this four-day camp is jam packed with exciting activities! The program culminates with campers meeting top Miami agents and casting directors including Elite, Ford, Michele Pommier and Wilhelmina Agency! Featured on NBC Miami and on Good Morning America, Modeling Camp is the perfect camp for all fashionistas! Camp hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Fees are $999 and include all camp activities, photo shoot, portfolio, lunch daily and a Modeling Camp T-shirt.
17375 Collins Avenue
North Miami Beach, FL
June 9 – August 22
Summertime at Miami Children’s Museum means a new adventure every week! Campers aged 3 to 11 will enjoy a fun-filled learning experience as they explore the museum from top to bottom while developing new interests and making new friends. Children will experience fun and educational weekly themes that introduce them to different cultures and parts of the world through special programming designed for Pre-K (3 years) through 2nd grade and 3rd to 5th grades. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Camp fees are $198 per week for Miami Children’s Museum members and $220 for non-members. Before and after care are available for an additional fee.
Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island, Miami
305-373-5437, Ext. 112
Session 1: June 9 - June 27 and Session 2: July 14 - August 1
Miami Theater Center’s talented company members will lead students, aged 6 to 12, on a fun-filled artistic adventure. MTC’s Summer Camp will give campers the opportunity to explore self-expression and work together to develop an original production for the camp's final performance. Acting, music, dance, improvisation and theatre games will all be part of the programming offered in each of the two sessions. Camp runs June 9 through June 27, and Session 2 is from July 14 to August 1. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and lunch is provided. Cost is $650 per child per session with sibling discounts and full and partial scholarships available. A $25 registration fee applies.
Miami Theater Center
9806 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
June 16 – August 8
The Miami Science Museum is gearing up for its 48th Annual Summer Camp, offering eight one-week camp sessions for kids aged 4 to 14. Unique and fun-filled experiences include ecology, robotics, engineering, technology, field trips and more. While camp activities will be specific to the session chosen each week, every class will feature science lessons, projects, experiments and crafts, interspersed with time to explore the museum galleries, planetarium or theater shows, and a 30-minute outdoor PE time. Campers in the 2nd through 8th grade groups will also go on a variety of field trips geared toward the weekly topic. Group categories are set according to age: Pre-K, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd & 3rd grades, 4th & 5th grades and 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with before-care and after-care available at an additional cost. Camp fees are $180 for Miami Science Museum members and $210 for non-members (additional fees for specialty classes like Robotics, Sailing, etc). Sibling discounts are available. Campers bring their own lunches; two healthy snacks are provided each day.
Miami Science Museum
3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami
June 9 - August 15
The AutoNation Academy of Art + Design at NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale’s Creative Summer Art Academy inspires students of all ages and levels of ability to learn, explore and express themselves creatively. The uniqueness of the Academy is its commitment to a high-caliber, curriculum-based education in the fundamentals of studio art for all levels of interest and skill. Classes taught by professional artists provide broad fundamentals, instill creative concepts and foster a greater appreciation of the visual arts. Core classes for Grades 1 - 12 include Drawing and Painting. Students in Grades 5 - 12 may also choose from specialty classes in Ceramics, Photography, Digital Design, Photoshop, Musical Theater, Set Design, Printmaking and Character Design. Five two-week sessions run from June 9 - August 15; Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with before and after-care available. Campers bring their own lunch; snacks are provided. Merit and need-based scholarships and family discounts are available.
AutoNation Academy of Art + Design
NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
4 West Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
June 16 - July 25
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is offering two exciting summer camps this summer. Both camps are great opportunities for campers to explore the tropical flora and fauna of Fairchild's 83 acres and to investigate the rich world of science and nature. The Junior Naturalist Summer Camp (June 16 - July 25) is open to ages 6 to 11 and invites campers to explore nature, science and art with fun outdoor activities and games. Each of the six-week sessions has a special environmentally-focused theme. The camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost per week is $175 for Fairchild members and $200 for non-members. The new KoolScience Summer Camp (June 16 - 27) is for youth ages 12 to 14 and spans two weeks, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It offers campers the chance to conduct research, explore Fairchild's labs, work with scientists and collect data in the Garden. Cost is $400 for Fairchild members and $450 for non-members.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
305-667-1651, Ext. 3322
June 9 – July 3 and July 21 – August 15
City Trekker Summer Camp at the Coral Gables Museum offers 8 weeks of fun, educational activities for children ages 5 to 10. Campers will explore the City of Coral Gables through a variety of disciplines, taking 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, design, history and more! The Museum provides a safe place to create, play and learn, and family and friends are invited to visit every Friday at 4 p.m. for Friday Finales, special presentations featuring creative projects and accomplishments from week-long camp adventures. Grouped according to age, campers will enjoy themes like Design and Play, Shutter Bugs, Splish N’ Splash and Natural Wonders. Field trip fees and Friday pizza lunch are included in the registration fee. Camp takes place Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with early drop-off and late pick-up available for an additional fee. Camp fees are $400 per session for Museum Family Members and $450 for non-members. Early registration and sibling discounts apply.
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
June 16 - August 8
Zoo Miami is hosting Zoofari Summer Camp, a fun-filled, educational camp that offers a wide range of activities for campers aged 4 to 13. Children will be immersed into the world of wildlife through animal encounters, special presentations and other fun and exciting activities. Weekly themed presentations include replicas and preserved animal skulls, teeth and skins. Monorail trips, carousel rides, arts & crafts and playtime in the playgrounds will also be part of the fun! The camp session from June 16 through August 1 is for campers 4 to 10; July 14 through August 1 is also for 11 to 13 year-olds; and August 4 through 8 is for ages 4 to 8 only. Camp hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an 8:30 to 8:50 a.m. drop off. Pick up: 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Extended care is available until 5:30 at an additional cost of $40 per week. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided, but campers bring their own lunches with drinks. Cost is $175 per week per child for Zoo Miami members and and $195 per week per child for non-members.
12400 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami
305-255-5551, Ext. 112
June 16 – August 1
The Belen Wolverine Summer Camp, sponsored by Belen Jesuit Preparatory School, is one of the longest operating and largest day camps in South Florida for campers aged 4 to 14. Supervised camp activities are offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with an array of recreational, educational and vocational activities, lunch, snack and a weekly field trip. Camp runs from June 16 to August 1 and is offered in its entirety for $1,105 (or $1,030 if paid before 5/16/14); in two shorter 4-week sessions (each costing $765); and weekly for a fee of $220. Registration opens March 17, and a fee of $100 is required to register. A Summer Camp Parent Open House will be held on June 14 at 10 a.m. to acquaint parents with the camp.
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School
500 S.W. 127th Avenue, Miami
June 9 - August 9
Actors’ Playhouse Theatre Conservatory will host a variety of theatre arts training programs over the summer that provide children and teens the opportunity to hone their skills in acting for theatre, camera and musical theatre, as well as develop self esteem and greater communication skills. Programs include: three Summer Mini-Camps (June 9 - 13, June 16 -20 and June 23 - 27) for ages 7 – 12 that focus on Broadway musical theatre techniques and acting in front of the camera; a Four Week Summer Theatre Camp (July 7 - August 1) for ages 7 – 12 that provides an all-inclusive theatre experience that will have your young performer taking an original show from concept to the stage; an Advanced Musical Theatre Camp (June 9 - August 9) for ages 8 – 18 that features performance opportunities in Actors’ Playhouse Musical Theatre for Young Audiences' professional production of Pinocchio; and a Teen One-Act Showcase (June 23 - August 1) for ages 13 – 18 that offers actors the opportunity to study audition techniques and then audition for, rehearse and perform in a published one-act play. All summer programs are limited in size, offering personal training to all participants. Conservatory teachers are experienced South Florida theatre professionals committed to offering the highest caliber theatre-training program that benefit students of all ages.
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
June 16 - August 8
Have fun in the sun at the Dave and Mary Alper JCC Summer Camp for kids 13 months to 15 years. With general camp and specialty camps for special needs, offering 2, 4, 6 or 8-week sessions, campers can participate in sports, fishing, canoeing, rocketry, gymnastics, arts and crafts, performing arts, cooking, chess, computers, Lego/K'nex. More than 50 Hobby Hour and general activities are available, along with exciting field trips and more! From swimming instruction for the little ones to field job and leadership training for teens, there’s something for everyone this summer at Alper JCC's award-winning camp. Registration is now underway so don't miss out.
Dave & Mary Alper Jewish Community Center
11155 S.W. 112th Avenue, Miami
305-271-9000, Ezt. 271
July 14 - 18
The Curtiss Mansion, in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame (of which Glenn H. Curtiss is an inductee), is offering the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention for children entering grades 1 - 6. The week-long summer adventure in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is all about big ideas – kids working together to find innovative solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical learning skills through four modules that reinvent summer fun. In the Super Go™ module, students design a small, motor-powered vehicle that zooms, plus they collect energy coins along the way for building ramps, bridges and tunnels for the Super Go Road Rally. Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are nurtured during the Design Studio: Morphed™ module when kids are presented with personalized challenges. During the Amplified™ module, children invent bionic gadgets while acquiring superhuman senses by encountering illusions and becoming a supertaster. Finally, Camp Invention’s flagship module, I Can Invent: Pinbug™, shows campers how to use tools to upcycle electronics and build an epic, insect-themed pinball machine! Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.The base price is $220 and includes a Camp Invention T-shirt.
500 Deer Run, Miami Springs
Session 1: June 9 - 20; Session 2: June 23 - July 3
Make this summer memorable and embark on an Around the World of Francophonie without leaving Miami. Centrally located at the Downtown Miami Charter new facility, children aged 4 to 14 will be totally immersed in everything French while enjoying a variety of fun activities with daily French classes, etiquette, arts and crafts, theater, culture, food tasting, yoga, sports, outdoor French games, weekly field trips, splash days and a parents' show. Beginners and bilingual children are welcome. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with before and aftercare available. Weekly tuition is $265 per week with a minimum two-week session, and a $50 registration fee applies. Optional before camp care is $25 per week, and after-care is $35 per week. Lunch can be provided for $25 per week.
EFF France Miami
305 N.W. Third Avenue, Downtown Miami
https://www.smore.com/em4s (Camp Flyer & Registration)
Session 1: June 16 - 27; Session 2: July 7 - 18; Session 3: July 21 - August 1
ArtCenter/South Florida will host its 28th summer of art and fun for children aged 6 to 12. Children interact in small, age appropriate groups led by the best teaching artists in Miami who come to ArtCenter to share their knowledge of drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and more. Art Camp | 2014 offers unique lesson plans and small class sizes. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Camp tuition covers a two-week session for one child, including art supplies. Cost is $375 for AC/SF members and $425 for non-members.
ArtCenter/ South Florida
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
June 9 - August 15
Creativity! Inspiration! Imagination! Fun! Art is a wonderful way for children to express themselves and show their creativity! Beaux Arts Children's Pavilion is now enrolling students, ages 5 to 12, for Summer Art Camp with two-week sessions from June 9 through August 15. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Art Camp is located at the Lowe Art Museum on the University of Miami campus.
Lowe Art Museum at UM
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables
June 9 - August 1
Where summer excels! Miami Country Day School is a college preparatory learning community committed to educating the whole child. Through the core values of Honor, Respect, Wisdom and Compassion, students are prepared to be lifelong learners. Miami Country Day School inspires children to develop their intellectual, physical, aesthetic, social, emotional and spiritual potentials by valuing every camper, every day. At MCDS Camp, this is accomplished by learning through play, adventure, and the formation of lifelong skills and friendships. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. (drop-off at 8:45 a.m.)to 3:45 p.m. with extended care available as early as 7:30 a.m. and as late as 6:30 p.m. Children ages PK3 to 5th grade can attend the Day Camp program, and grades 6th through 8th for the CIT (Counselor in Training) program. Each week has a different theme, and each day is packed with fun and educational activities. Located on the beautiful, state-of-the-art campus of MCDS, your camper will swim in the pool, canoe in the canal, shoot archery and enjoy the science center, to name just a few activities! Lunch, snacks, a camp shirt and all activities are included. Sibling and weekly discounts are available. Call today and check out the website for more information!
Miami Country Day School
601 N.E. 107th Street, Miami Shores
June 9 – 27
Inside Out Theatre Company's Summer Conservatory Program will offer youth aged 9 to 14 classes taught by professional artists in acting, voice, dance, mime, stage combat, improvisation, stage make-up, film/commercial acting, physical comedy, audition techniques, Shakespeare and more. Campers will create and perform an original show at the end of the session which will take place at the Susan B. Katz Theatre in Pembroke Pines. Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tuition is $625 with a $50 discount offered if registered before April 1.
Sagemont Upper School
2585 Glades Circle, Weston
Session A: June 9 – July 11; Session B: July 14 - August 8; Session C: August 11 - 29
Organic Kids Miami Beach Summer Camp is where kids can explore, play and create! The camp’s focus is to inspire children aged 4 to 12 to use their imagination and be as creative as possible. Weekly themes, such as The Olympics, Under the Sea and The Dinosaurs make campers learn while they play as they participate each week in sports, dance, clay class, music, yoga, acting , cooking, splash day, dancing and much more! The camp’s fun and loving staff members and volunteers will provide the best environment for every child! Costs are $1550 for Session A; $1240 Session B; $930 Session C; $3400 for all 12 weeks; $320 weekly; and $75 per day. A one-time $50 registration fee applies. Sign up now so you don’t miss out!
Casa Dei Bambini
4025 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach
June 2 - 6 and June 9 - 13
Join Team Dibia for an intense basketball training experience in a fun and exciting DIBIA -designed environment at the 2014 DIBIA Basketball Skills Camp in Miami. DIBIA Skills Camps are designed for boys and girls, ages 8 to 18. The camps instruct at all levels from beginners to varsity level athletes. Programs are broken down by age and/or ability to ensure that each athlete will succeed and develop the necessary confidence to help them reach their full potential. Individual attention builds confidence, and the highly qualified coaches at DIBIA provide athletes with quality basketball instruction, team building techniques, and character strengthening guidance. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $275 each week.
Ransom Everglades Middle School
2045 S. Bayshore Drive, Miami
June 7 & July 12
DIBIA Football Clinic offers athletes the opportunity to build upon their football foundation and enhance their skills by learning from NFL Trainer Bo Smith. Campers will be immersed in the sport while learning essential life skills needed to take their game to the next level. Sessions run from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $50 per session.
765 N.W. 36th Street, Miami
June 9 - 20
SpartanTV Camp is for kids ages 10 to 17 from any school in Miami who love television, acting or think they might enjoy learning how to work behind the camera. Emmy™ Award-winning broadcaster and educator Karen Davis and Miami Country Day’s Media Lab Director Beth Long will guide campers through the hands on experience they need to write, produce and edit like true broadcasters and speak like the pros. Campers prepare live studio segments for a daily webcast on the camp's very own channel, SpartanTV, using a state-of-the-art television studio, professional cameras, and video editing software. Plus, there will be swimming and outdoor activities, an off-site field trip and a complimentary lunch every day. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. No prior experience is needed, but enthusiasm is required! Cost is $1200 for the two week session.
Miami Country Day School
601 N.E. 107th Street, Miami Shores