December Winter Break Camps

By on December 11, 2013

When schools let out for the holidays, the following locations offer Winter Break activities for your children

Attractions & Parks

Deering Estate at Cutler
Winter Camp at the Two, three-day sessions are available for children ages 6–15!
Session 1: “Ecological Awareness” (Dec. 23); “Deering Adventures” (Dec. 26)
& “Blast from the Past” (Dec. 27)
Session 2: “Critters and Creatures” (Dec. 30);
“Ice Age” (Jan. 2) & “Desert Oasis” (Jan. 3). Camp hours are 7:30am–5pm. $115/three-day
session, plus a one-time annual registration fee of $12. Late pick up will be available from
5–6pm. for an additional $10 fee. Deering Estate at Culter, 16701 SW 72 Ave, Miami. 305-235-1668
x233. www.deeringestate.org

Camp Seaquarium – Winter Camp
Week A: December 23–27 (no camp Dec. 25)
Week B: December 30–January 3 (no camp Jan. 1)
Each camp day includes a marine mammal show, 1or 2 animal interactions, arts & crafts,
interactive games & much more! Campers will receive a camp T-shirt, a Kodak souvenir
photo, daily lunch, snacks & beverages. 9:30am–4:30pm. $175/week, Annual pass
holders/$160/week, add’l sibling/$160. Early care & late care (add’l $20/ea). Both: $35. E-mail:
education@msq.cc. Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy. Miami. 305-361-5705 x526.
www.miamiseaquarium.com

Zoo Miami Winter Break Daze
Session 1: Animal Families Thursday– Friday, December 26–27
From preparing for their babies arrival to working hard to keep them out of trouble until they can be
on their own, starting a family is serious business for many animal species. Your child will have a
lot of fun at Winter Break Daze learning about curious animal families & their little ones.

Session 2: Cats • Monday–Tuesday, December 30 & 31
Cats are fascinating animals! After all, we are talking about tigers, lions, & other fabulous
felines. This day of cat encounters will be so filled with fun that it will make everyone want
to rollover, stretch & roar like a real one.

Session 3: Munching Away • Thursday–Friday, January 2–3
If you were an elephant, you’d eat over 300 pounds of veggies every day, & if you were a
crocodile at the Zoo you’d have to wait a few days until your next meal! Join us and to take
a look at some unusual behaviors of hungry, very hungry animals. Children will explore
cool facts about what animals need in order to survive in the wild & how we can help protect
them & their habitats. 9am–3pm (except Dec 31, 9am–Noon). Ages 4–9. All 5-1/2 Day rate:$195/
members, $209/non-. Daily rate: $38/members, $42/non-. Extended Care avail: $8/day.
Pre-regis. req. download format www.zsf.org. E-mail: zooczmp@zsf.org. Space limited. Zoo
Miami, 12400 SW 152 St. Miami. 305-255-5551. www.zoomiami.org

Miami-Dade County Parks

Winter Break Camps December 23–January 3
Closed on Christmas & New Year’s Day.

Affordable, fun & adventure-filled activities. Kids fitness, sports, arts & crafts, games, field
trips, & more. Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm. Early drop-off & late pickup available for add’l fee.
Register by visiting the specific Park where you wish to attend. Some parks offer online registration
at www.miamidade.gov/parks, where the entire list of camp sites can also be found. OR dial 3-1-
1 for the Miami-Dade Co. Information Hotline. Prices vary. Cost is between $40 & $90/week,
depending on the program. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

South

• Eureka Villas Park,14301 SW 180 St., (305) 254-5856
• Goulds Park, 11350 SW 216 St., (305) 255-2399
• Hammocks Community Park, 9885 Hammocks Blvd., (305) 380-6917
• South Dade Park, 28151 SW 164 Ave., (305) 247-9453
• Southridge Park, 11250 SW 192 St., (786) 293-4549

Central

• Bird Lakes Park, 14365 SW 48 Lane, (305) 270-1644
• Continental Park, 10000 SW 82 Ave., (305) 274-9666
• Kendale Lakes Park, 7850 SW 142 Ave., (305) 385-4750
• North Trail Park, 780 NW 127 Ave., (305) 207-2420
• Raices Hispanic Cultural Arts Center at Miller Drive Park, 5510 SW 94th Court, (305) 271-0812
• Rockway Park, 9460 SW 27 Ave., (305) 223-8769
• Ron Ehmann Park, 10995 SW 97 Ave., (305) 271-3853
• Ruben Dario Park, 9825 West Flagler St., (305) 222-2194
• Westwind Lakes Park, 6805 SW 152 Ave., (305) 388-4771

North

• Country Village Park, 6550 NW 188 Terr., (305) 622-2594
• Gwen Cherry Park (NFL/YET Center), 7090 NW 22 Ave., (305) 694-4889
• Highland Oaks Park, 20300 NE 24 Ave., (305) 932-2164
• Jefferson Reaves Sr. Park, 3090 NW 50 St., (305) 635-2081
• Little River Park, 10525 NW 24 Ave., (305) 694-5121
• North Glade Park, 17355 NW 52 Ave., (305) 621-2461
• Oak Grove Park, 690 NE 159 St., (305) 944-8670
• Olinda Park, 2101 NW 51 St., (305) 633-4066

Ecoadventure Camps

at A.D. Barnes Park & Arch Creek Park

Two, three-day sessions: December 23, 26 & 27; December 30,& January 2 &3:

Explore the wonders of our South Florida ecosystem with outdoor activities from trail hikes & wildlife
encounters, to canoeing & fishing excursions. 1-time annual Regis. fee $12. Early drop-off and
late pick-up are available for an additional fee. 7:30am-6pm

A.D. Barnes Park Sense of Wonder Nature Center
Nature Detectives (Ages 6–8)
Nature Explorers (Ages 9–15)
7:30am–6pm Cost: $102/week. AD Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72 Ave. Miami. 305-662-4124

Arch Creek Park
Camp Manatee (Ages 6–14) 7:30am–6pm. $102/week. Arch Creek Park, 1855 NE 135 St. Miami.
305-944-6111.

Golf Camps

Country Club of Miami Golf Course
Golf Camp (Junior)
Session 1: December 26–27
Session 2: January 2–3

Learn the fundamentals of golf, full-swing & short game instruction for junior golfers, ages
8–15 (younger with previous golf experience). Half-day: 9am–Noon; Full-day: 9am–4 pm.
$80/half-day, $110/full-day. Provide your own lunch. Country Club of Miami Golf Course,
6801 NW 168 St., Miami. (305) 829-8456×249. www.golfccmiami.com.

Crandon Golf Course
Beginners Golf Camp & Elite Golf Camp
Session 1: Dec. 23, 24, 26 & 27
Session 2: Dec. 30–January 3

Taught by the golf professionals at the Crandon Golf Academy. The Beginners Golf Camp (Ages
4–16) and Elite Golf Camp (Ages 8–16) will cover a curriculum consisting of full golf swing
with video analysis, short game, putting, golf etiquette & rules; plus contests with prizes.
The Elite Golf Camp will additionally include on-course play, lessons on course management
& strategy. Full-day sessions include lunch. Beginners: 9am–12:30pm; Cost: $250/halfday
session. Elite: 9am–4pm: $500/full-day session. Crandon Golf Course, 6700 Crandon
Boulevard, Key Biscayne 305-361-9120 or visit www.golfcrandon.com.

Gymnastics Camp

Tumblebees Gymnastics
1 week Dec. 30 &31, Jan. 2 & 3, 2014
(no camp Jan.1 -New Year’s Day)
Campers will enjoy Instructional coaching on trampoline, balance beam and tumbling on the
spring fl oor. Pre-schoolers will enjoy arts & crafts & creative movement. Dance, movies &
Karaoke for the all-day campers. Early drop-off & Pick up avail. 6950 SW 117 Ave. Miami. 305-
596-2337. www.tumblebeesgymnastics.com

Museums

Coral Gables Museum
City Trekker One-Day Camp, Monday, December 23
Parents, get your holiday shopping done while the kids enjoy the day at CGM! Campers ages 5–10 will explore CGM’s newest exhibits, gallery hunts, arts & crafts & more! 9am–5pm. Pizza lunch & snack included. Reg. Req.
Member/$40, Non-/$45. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables. 305-603-8067.
www.coralgablesmuseum.org

Miami Children’s Museum Winter Camp
Global Kids Holiday Passport, Pre-K (4)–5th Grade.
Week One: December 23–27
Week Two: December 30–January 3

(No camp on New Year’s Day or Christmas Day & no after care on Christmas Eve or New Year’s
Eve).

Join in as we trot the globe to see how different cultures celebrate New Year’s and other winter holidays! 9am–3pm. Members/$160/wk, non-members/$180/wk. Before & after care available for additional fee. Register now by calling Yanet at: 305-373-KIDS (5437)x112 or email yanet@miamichildrensmuseum.org

Miami Children’s Museum: 980 MacArthur Cswy. Miami. www.miamichildrensmuseum.org

Park’s Disability Services

Camps for People with Disabilities

Sponsored by The Children’s Trust, the following Parks provide fun-filled daytime camps for people
with disabilities ages 6–21. Participants will be joined by highly experienced & certified staff for adaptive sports, arts & crafts, & fi eld trips.

• Camp Matecumbe, 13841 SW 120 St. Miami. 305-752-4966
• Coral Estates Park, 1405 SW 97 Ave. Miami. 305-226-1622
• Goulds Park, 21805 SW 114 Ave. Miami. 305-234-1673
• Greynolds Park,18601 NE 22 Ave. Miami. 305-945-3425
• Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24 St. Miami. 305-222-2128
• Westwind Lakes Park, 6805 SW 152 Ave. Miami. 305-380-9106

Schools

A & A Children’s Academy
Preschool & Child Care Holiday Drop-Off Days Monday–Friday, December 23–27 Thursday–
Friday, January 2–3 Closed on December 24, 25, 31 & January 1, 2014 School 1–4541 SW 64 Ct, Miami,
School 2–6725 SW 21 St, Miami, 305-310-0243 www.childrenacademy.net

Alper JCC Winter Break Mini-Camp
Week 1: Monday, December 23, Thursday, December 26 & Friday, December 27
(no camp Dec 24 or 35)
Week 2: Monday, December 30, Thursday, January 2 & Friday, January 3, 2014
(no camp Dec 31 or Jan 1)

Children Grades K–6 can enjoy the fun activities. Sign them up for a day or two, or the full two
weeks of fun with cooking, arts & crafts, science, swimming, computers, fun & games with our
fantastic staff. 9am–4pm. One field trip each week. Open to everyone in the community.
Daily rate: ASP participants/$30, JCC Members/$40, Non-Members/$50. Early arrival & late
pick-up available at additional charge. 11155 SW 112 Ave. Miami. Contact 305-271-9000×263
or emolk@alperjcc.org to register. Alper JCC, 11155 S.W. 112 Ave. Miami. www.alperjcc.org

 

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