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.
June 25 - June 28
Modeling Camp Miami offers girls ages 12 to 18 the opportunity to experience the world of modeling and fashion. This exciting, empowering camp steps girls through a series of workshops, photo shoots and daily challenges with top industry professionals. Girls learn about modeling in a fun, non-competitive environment and walk away not only with the knowledge of how to get in to the industry but with valuable life skills that they can apply to their everyday life. The program culminates at the end of the four days with the option of meeting with top Miami agents and casting directors such as Elite, Ford, Michele Pommier and Wilhelmina Agency! You could leave Modeling Camp with your own modeling contract! Featured on NBC Miami and on Good Morning America, Modeling Camp is the perfect camp for all fashionistas!
Alexander All Suite Oceanfront Resort
5225 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
June 17 – 28
The Children’s Voice offers a two-week choral camp for boys and girls, ages 8 to 16, who love to sing! Campers will have a blast making a professional quality music video to the song “Believe,” written by previous campers. Young musical artists will learn what it takes to work with film and audio production companies as they improve their vocal technique, music reading skills, songwriting ability (including the opportunity to write next year’s song), dance skills and a lot more. Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with extended care hours available at an additional cost. Space is limited so call to save your child’s space now! Tuition for the two-week video-making camp is $350.
Old Cutler Presbyterian Church
14401 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay
Session 1: June 10 - July 3; Session 2: July 15 - August 9
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 10 through July 3 and Session 2 is from July 15 to August 9. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and lunch is provided. Cost is $800 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 10 - August 16
Children, aged 4 to 12, can spend their summer making art at the Bass Museum of Art’s Summer Art Classes. Taught by professional art educators, classes include explorations of the museum’s galleries, adventures in Collins Park and visual and performing art activities. Divided into two different camps – one for ages 4-6 and one for ages 7-12 - each week the campers will use painting, drawing and 3-D design to explore the theme of the week. Young campers will be entertained with such weekly themes as Paint, Paint, Paint; Sculpture WOW Jr.; Puppet Parade; and Animal Mania Jr. The 7 to 12 year-olds will be captivated by their themes – Cartoons and Drawing; Ancient Civilization Adventures; Designing Spaces; and Wild Inventions. Camp runs from June 10 to August 16, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Camp fees are $160 per week for Bass Museum members and $210 for non-members. There is no camp on July 4, and camp fees for that week are $130/members and $180/non-members. Sibling discounts and scholarships are available. After care available until 5:30 p.m. for an additional $10 per day, per child. Campers bring their own lunch and snack for supervised lunch and snack periods.
Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-673-7530, Ext. 1016 (Kylee Crook, Education Program Manager)
June 17 - August 9
Zoo Miami is hosting Zoofari, a fun-filled, educational summer camp that offers a wide range of activities for campers 4 to 13 years old. Youngsters will be immersed into the world of wildlife through animal encounters, interaction with zookeepers, exciting games and the creation of special treats for zoo animals. Weekly themed interactive presentations involve animal biofacts, such as skulls, teeth and skins, and Banfield Pet Hospital FutureVets program presentations. Monorail trips, carousel rides, arts & crafts, playtime in the playgrounds are also included in the fun! Camp begins June 17 and runs through August 9. July 17 – August 2 is for campers 4 to 10; July 15 – August 2 is for 11 to 13 year-olds; and August 5 – 9 is for ages 4 to 8 only. 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/week. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided, but campers must bring their own lunches with drinks. Cost is $195 per week per child and $175 per week per child for Zoo Miami members.
12400 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami
305-251-0400, Ext. 84948
June 17 - July 26
Get ready for a great time at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Junior Naturalist Summer Camp! Campers will explore the tropical flora and fauna of Fairchild Garden as they participate in fun outdoor environmental activities, carry out intresting experiments, create lovely garden crafts and play nature games. Campers will hunt for bugs, look for birds, dissect flowers, construct solar ovens and record observations while learning about South Florida’s ecosystems. After participating in this fun filled, hands-on camp, youngsters will be certified as “Junior Naturalists.” Six weekly sessions are planned, each with a different theme. Camp runs from June 17 to July 26, and sessions are available by the week as well. Each camp session is limited to 25 children, ages 6 through 12. Camp days begin at 9 a.m. and finish at 3 p.m. Cost is $165 for Fairchild members and $185 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
June 24 – 28
This week-long summer camp introduces girls ages 7 to 17 to politics and kicks off with a girl-friendly lesson on the structure of our political system. Each camper will choose to run for a seat in the US House of Representatives, US Senate or for President. She will create her own campaign with a campaign platform, campaign slogan, campaign button, a campaign banner and a yard sign, and each will film a political ad for her campaign. Everyone will register to vote and then vote in an election. Once elected to the Congress, the newly installed members of Congress will learn how to introduce a bill, debate the merits of the bill, lobby other members of Congress and finally vote on the bill. Camp will culminate with a ceremonial signing of the bill by our Ms. President. Throughout the camp week local and state elected women officials will join in to work with the girls as "honorary camp counselors" giving the campers the opportunity to interact with women in office. Camp days are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The camp fee includes a Camp Congress t-shirt, two snacks and all supplies for camp activities. Campers need to bring a lunch daily and wear comfortable clothing. Space is limited, and early registration is encouraged. Hosted by the Political Institute for Women, tuition for Camp Congress is $400 for the week.
Girls in Politics
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
404-797-8650 (Kimberly Mitchem-Rasmussen)
June 17 - 20
This summer build on your creative potential at Summer Studio. It places students in a hands-on, collaborative environment where they learn new skills in the fields of design, culinary, media arts or fashion. This four-day summer program at Miami International University of Art & Design is open to high school juniors or seniors, and offers these workshops: Audio Production; Digital Filmmaking & Video Production; Drawing & Illustration; Fashion; Interactive Media; Interior Design; and Photography. Under the direction of Miami International University of Art & Design faculty, students will work on exciting real-world projects and use professional-grade tools and technology. All workshops are non-credit bearing and do not transfer into any of the programs offered at Miami International University of Art & Design. The deadline for registration is May 24, 2013.
Miami International University of Art & Design
1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
305-428-5634 (Yumarie Ortiz Lopez)
June 17 – August 2
This year Belen Jesuit Preparatory School will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Wolverine Summer Camp, one of the largest day camps in South Florida for campers ages 4 to 14. Under the direction of Belen’s Athletic Director Carlos Barquin, who has been at Belen Jesuit since 1969, Wolverine offers an array of recreational, educational and vocational activities. Camp runs from June 17 to August 2 and is offered in its entirety for $1,000 (or $1,075 if paid after 5/17/13); in two shorter sessions (each costing $735) from June 17 to July 12 and from July 8 to August 2); and weekly for a fee of $220. Camp fees include lunch and a snack daily and a weekly field trip.
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School
500 S.W. 127th Avenue, Miami
June 10 – August 16
Turnberry Isle Miami will host its annual Cañas Tennis Summer Camp where children ages 4 to 18 will master the fundamentals of tennis with instruction from top ranked players. The program is part of the resort’s exclusive alliance with the renowned Cañas Tennis, co-founded by Guillermo Cañas, one of the most recognizable Argentinian tennis figures in the world. Cañas has seven ATP singles championships under his belt, including wins over Roger Federer, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Marat Safin, Tommy Haas and Andy Roddick. Ensuring the best instruction in a fun and secure environment, Cañas Tennis Camps are held on state-of-the-art tennis courts, taught by full-time USPTA, PTR certified professionals. Camp runs from June 10 to August 16, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $120 daily and $395 weekly, including lunch. Half-day sessions are also available. Tennis sessions take place rain or shine. Campers must bring a snack, sunscreen, a swim suit, hat, additional change of sports clothes and an up-to-date physical form provided by their doctor. Space is limited and reservations are first-come, first-serve.
Turnberry Isle Miami
19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura
June 10 – August 16
Summertime at Miami Children’s Museum means a new educational 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 through special programming offered 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
June 17 – August 9
The Miami Science Museum is gearing up for its 47th Annual Summer Camp, offering eight one-week camp sessions fo 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 field trips. 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. 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 10 – August 16
City Trekker Summer Camp at the Coral Gables Museum offers 10 weeks of fun, educational activities for children ages 5 to 12. 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 Nature Rangers, Design and Play, Home, Sweet Home, What’s Cookin’?, and Sounds of the City. Hats, water bottles, 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 members and $450 for non-members. Early registration and sibling discounts apply.
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
July 1 – August 16
Spend the summer exploring the history of Greater Miami through photography, research and documentation in the inaugural Teen Miami Summer Institute. Students (ages 13 to 17 years old) will work with HistoryMiami Museum staff, area experts and other teens to capture contemporary history and create a complete exhibition. From Museum 101 to Exhibition Development, this seven-week program helps build professional development, creative design skills and much more! The program also helps to build an understanding of museums, the roles they play and the various career opportunities available within this field. The program runs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Teen Miami Summer Institute is supported by the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners and the AT&T Foundation. Registration fee is $1,100. Priority deadline for partial scholarships is May 30, 2013.
101 West Flagler Street, Downtown Miami
June 10 – August 2
Summer programs sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will be held at four different locations, providing a safe and secure environment for campers to learn the value of friendship, honesty and teamwork. Open to boys and girls ages 5 to 16, the camp programs are staffed by qualified full-time and summer staff and offer both fun indoor activities and organized outdoor group games and sports, plus field trips. Camps run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with before and after-care available. Lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided daily, or campers can bring their own lunch. Register in person at the specific club. For more general information, call the administrative office at 305-446-9910.
Hank Kline Club (8 week session - $450)
2805 S.W. 32nd Avenue, Miami
Northwest Club (two 4-week sessions - $100 each session)
10915 N.W. 14th Avenue, Miami
South Beach Club (8 week session - $60)
Fienberg Fisher Gym
1400 Pennsylvania Court, Miami Beach
Kendall Club (two 4-week sessions - $325 each session)
9475 North Kendall Drive, Miami
June 3 - August 2
With over 15 unique camps and 20 courses for students ages 3 to 18, Miami Country Day School has something for everyone this summer! Located near Miami Shores, Miami Country Day School is a top-tier college preparatory school that turns into fun-central in the summer! Younger campers can enjoy the comprehensive Summer Day Camp, which includes activities such as canoeing, archery, arts & crafts, pony rides, rock wall climbing, golf with a golf pro, fitness with a former Miami Dolphin, hip hop classes with Hip Hop Kidz and lots more! Older campers will enjoy basketball, soccer, power & fitness, broadcasting, cooking, tennis, and art camps, as well as traveling programs or summer studies courses online or on campus. Campers of every age will also find the selection of aquatics camps conducive to all swimming abilities and styles. Camp dates, pricing, and ages vary by program. Some programs offer discounts for multi-week campers and the Day Camp has a $50 discount for every new referral submitted. Before and after care options are available starting at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m. Lunch and snacks are included for all camps.
Miami Country Day School
601 NE 107 St. Miami, FL 33161
June 17 - July 19
Each week at Summer Knights Athletic Camp campers are taught the fundamentals of a different aspect of sports and competition. Each session runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. under the watchful eye of Archbishop Curley Notre Dame’s Athletic Director Greg Magner, named Dade County Football Coach of the Year in 2003. Camp bees range from $100 per week to $400 for multiple weeks with discounts available for advance, multiple week registration.
Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep
4949 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami
June 17 - July 19
Campers at Summer Knights Performing Arts Camp will learn the fundamentals of drama, acting, singing and musical instruments. The basics of stage production, including set-design and lighting, are also taught, and the campers present a Broadway-style production performed for the community. In addition to performing arts, the camp also offers a new, intensive visual arts program three times weekly where young artists can develop their visual arts skills and portfolio, prepare for an exhibition, and meet art professionals who work in the Wynwood and Miami Design District areas. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep
4949 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami
June 10 – 13
Join Team Dibia for an intense basketball training experience in a fun and exciting Dibia designed environment at the 2013 Dibia Basketball Skills Camp in Miami. Designed for boys and girls, ages 8 to 18, the camps offer instruction at all levels from beginners to varsity level athletes. The 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. Highly qualified coaches provide athletes with quality basketball instruction, team building techniques, and character strengthening guidance. Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $250.
Ransom Everglades Middle School
2045 S. Bayshore Drive, Miami
July 19 – 20
Train like a DIBIA at the Desmond Howard Football Clinic presented by DIBIA Athletic Development. This two-day clinic offers athletes the opportunity to build upon their football foundation and enhance their skills by learning from coaches and former players who have been successful in all areas of the game. Hours are Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $175.
Ransom Everglades High School
3575 Main Highway, Coconut Grove