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South Florida Summer Camp Guide

By on March 7, 2015

Here is your Guide to Spring Break and Summer Camps! There are camps and classes and activities galore. Some you’ll like less, some you’ll like more. Browse through and find the one you like best, then come to our camp fair and join in the fest. Start planning now for when school is out so your children don’t claim boredom and sit home and pout!


Arts & Crafts Camps

Miami Children’s Museum  | Kids World Summer Camp: June 8–August 21

It’s not too early to sign up for Summer Camp! PreK3–5th grade. 9am–3pm. Register Today! Before & after-care available! Email yanet@mi amichildrensmuseum.org or call 305-373-KIDS (5437)x112. 980 MacArthur Cswy. Miami. www.miamichildrensmuseum.org

Educational Camps

Funcamps

Since 1989 Funcamps programs have offered a fun & creative approach to the world of day camps. Funcamps is proud to have been awarded as one of the top 5 unique camps in the country, by Disney, & is the only accredited camp in Miami-Dade. Since Launching our MagiCamp program 26 years ago, Funcamps has grown to include 5 more programs. From Jurassicamp to Amazing Science & Space Rocketry Combination to Game Tech Computer Institute, and the New! Game Tech Robotics to Camp Idol, there’s a program for everyone. Funcamps strives to provide an educational & safe, secure environment dedicated to developing the child’s talents, self-esteem & interactive social aptitude. Locations at The University of Miami & Pinecrest Community Center & Gardens. 305-666-2992. www.funcamps.com

Camp Seaquarium | Spring Camp March 23–27

Throughout this week-long experience, students will explore various marine ecosystems unique to So. Fla. Each day, they will enjoy marine mammal shows, animal interactions, arts & crafts, interactive games and much more. Additionally, campers will receive a Camp T-shirt, a Kodak souvenir photo, daily lunch, snacks & beverages.

Camp Seaquarium | Summer Camp: June 8–August 21

Summer Camp Open House: Saturday & Sunday, May 16 &17 (Free lunch program for each child registered at Open House!)  Campers will explore educational topics according to their grade level from K–12. Topics include, marine animal habitats, environmental awareness, the devastating effects of human activity and more. Campers will experience at least one animal interaction and show daily. The cost of camp includes a T-shirt, souvenir photo, and daily snack. Mon–Fri. 9:30am–4pm. Summer Camp info & registration forms are available on the website. Sibling discounts available. Annual pass holders/ discounted rate. 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy. Key Biscayne. 305-361-5705×207 or 520 www.miamiseaquarium.com/education

Zoofari Spring Camp at Zoo Miami | March 23–27

Enjoy a great spring break the wild way at Zoo Miami! For children ages 4–10, campers will explore animal characteristics and behaviors through animal encounters, exciting presentations, and visits to animal exhibits, among other fun activities. Morning and afternoon snacks provided. Campers must bring their own lunches with beverages from home. Camp starts promptly @9am & ends @4pm; drop-off 8:30am w/extended care until 5:30pm. Registration deadline March 18, at 4pm. $190– $210. Zoo Miami, 1 Zoo Blvd. (12400 SW 152 St.) Miami. zoocamp@zsf.org. 305-255-5551. www.zoomiami.org

Zoofari Summer Camp at Zoo Miami |June 15–August 7

Designed for children 4–13 to have fun learning about our animals, getting an introduction to conservation and gaining an overall appreciation for wildlife. Camp activities include: wildlife presentations; visits to animal exhibits; animal encounters with the Children’s Zoo collection; preparation of special treats for animals, with visits to watch them enjoy their gifts; monorail rides; arts & crafts; and plenty of playtime both in the water play areas and playgrounds. Zoo Miami, 1 Zoo Blvd. (12400 SW 152 St. Miami) zoocamp@zsf.org. 305-255-5551. www.zoomiami.org

General Interest Camps

Alexander Camp | Summer Camp: June 15–August 7

A family-owned and operated school dedicated to providing school and camp programs since 1963, Alexander Montessori School has been serving South Miami-Dade families with a great summer camp experience to thousands of children just like yours for Preschoolers through 6th Graders. For Elementary Campers, Alexander has an “All-Around” Camp as well as Sports Track, a sports-intensive program focusing on football, basketball, and soccer, directed by Coach Rudy Fernandez. Air-conditioned gymnasium. 9am–3:30pm (early arrival & extended day available). Pre- & Post- Camp Fun Weeks available, too. Preschool: 6050 SW 57 Ave.; Toddler & Preschool: 17800 Old Cutler Rd.; Toddler & Preschool: 14400 Old Cutler Rd.; Elementary: 14850 SW 67 Ave. 305-665-6274 www.alexandermontessori.com

Alper JCC Summer Camp | June 15–August 7 (2, 4, 6 or 8 week sessions)

The award-winning Alper JCC Summer Camp provides a challenging and exciting environment for children 13 mos–14 yrs. There are general & specialty camps in Performing Arts, Sports, Special Needs and NEW this year: Robotics and Teen Tour Travel specialty camps. Staffed by nurturing professional teachers, head counselors & specialists, campers choose from over 50 Hobby Hour activities including: canoeing & fishing, computers, gymnastics,, Lego/K’nex construction, jewelry making, robotics, rocketry & all sports. The Alper JCC was voted Best Summer Camp (Nickelodeon Parent’s Pick). Non-member rates available. Everyone is welcome! Dave and Mary Alper JCC on The Jay Morton- Levinthal Campus, 11155 SW 112 Ave. 305-271-9000 x271. www.alperjcc.org

Girls Only Camps

Carrollton for Girls Summer Program

Carrollton welcomes girls from all over the world to participate in our summer programs. Guided by experienced adult teachers and professional enrichment instructors, campers enjoy artistic, athletic and educational experiences while creating new friendships and wonderful memories. Campers have an opportunity to select from four different camp experiences: • STEM Camp (Grades 5-8) • Around the World Camp (Grades PK3 – 6) • Academic SuperCamp (Grades 3 – 6) · Summer Sports Camp (Grades 3-8). Open online registration begins March 2, 2015. 3747 Main Hwy. Coconut Grove. Visit www.carrollton.org for more information or contact the Summer Camp Office at 305-446-5673 x2340.

Gymnastics Camps

Tumblebees Gymnastics | Spring Break Camp: March 23–27 | Summer Camp: June 8–August 14

Weekly Sessions. Campers will enjoy instructional coaching on Trampoline, Balance Beam, Bars, Vaulting & Tumbling on the Spring Floor. Pre-School campers will enjoy arts & crafts and creative movement activities in addition to their gymnastics. Dance, movies & Karaoke will be included for all-day campers. Lunch plan available. All campers must be 2 years old & older. Full & Half-Day camp. Early & Late pick up avail. 6950 SW 117 Ave. (Sunset Dr. & Turnpike), 305-596-BEES (2337). www.tumblebeesgymnastics.com

Language Camps

“Viva el Espanol!” | Summer Camp: June 8–August 7

Boasting the lowest camper/teacher ratio offered by a language camp (3/1), Step by Step, the language academy for kids & teens, will be hosting “Viva el Espanol!” for the 13th year running. Fun! Fun! Fun! Drama, culture, arts& crafts, guided conversation, pair work activities, language games, soccer, basketball, & loads of indoor & outdoor activities. Campers, 3–6 & 7–11, are grouped based on age & linguistic competence. 9am to 2:30pm. Serving Coral Gables, Pinecrest & South Miami. Experience speaks for itself! Check our website www.VivaelEspanol.com. To speak with Roberto, Camp Director, call 305-666-6609. Location: Riviera Presbyterian Church, 5275 Sunset Dr. Coral Gables.

Music Lessons

Kendall Conservatory of Music

Call about our new summer programs! Private Lessons by caring and professional musicians available throughout the summer specializing in Music lessons, Voice Lessons, Instrumental Lessons and Instrument Instructions. Instrument Rentals, Music Accessories & much more. 7153 SW 117 Ave. Miami. 305-274-9207. www.kendallmusic.com

Nature Camps

Camp Live Oak | Spring Camp: March 23 – 27 | Summer Camp: June 8 – August 21

An ACA accredited camp in Ft. Lauderdale / N. Miami Beach & Dania Beach offering outdoor enrichment for ages 5–13 & a Teen Eco Program for ages 14–16! Exciting adventures include hands-on science, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, archery, crafts, biking, surfing, photography, paddle boarding, scuba diving camp (Ft. Lauderdale location only), field trips & special activities. Certified teachers as counselors. Bus service available. Weekly & session rate options with sibling discounts. 305-940-4748 or 954-491-2917 www.CampLiveOakFL.com

Deering Estate at Cutler | Spring Break Camp: March 23–27

“SPRING ON” Children, ages 4-14, will learn about climate change through hands-on experiments, hike through the mangroves, historic sloughs and natural areas, go on tram rides, and celebrate the end of spring break with field games, exploration and obstacle courses! 7:30am–5pm. Late pick-up from 5–6 pm available for additional fee. Cost: $188. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave. Miami. Register online or call 305-235-1668 x 233. www.deeringestate.org

PreSchool Camps

Coconut Grove Montessori School | Summer Camp: June 22–July 31

One Week Sessions–Half & Full Day. Choose from multiple sessions of fun activities, swimming, sports & more! Main Campus: 2850 SW 27 Ave. Coconut Grove. 305-444-4484. Bird Road Campus: 3280 Bird Ave. Coconut Grove. 305-444-4484. www.cgrovemontessori.com

Gables Montessori School | Summer Camp is 2-week sessions beginning June 15

Activities include soccer, tennis, ballet, yoga, art & crafts & more. 990 South LeJeune Rd. Coral Gables. 305-567-1900. www.gablesmontessori.com

International Bilingual Montessori | Summer Camp: May 22

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, April 11, 10am–1pm Our summer camp sessions will be filled with lots of fun, swimming classes, sports, & Montessori learning (Spanish & English)! More information will be provided during our annual OPEN HOUSE & CHILD ART SHOW. Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to meet and interact with teachers, administrators, and students; as well as tour the campus. 6330 SW 40 St. Miami. 305-661-6434. Hablamos en español tambien. www.ibmontessorischool.com

Kids For Kids Academy | Summer Camp, June 8–August 13

Enjoy science, technology, art activities & more!Travel around the world with us this summer! Eat foods, play games, & learn about children from other cultures during our summer program. We accept infants– Grade 5. 14465 SW 144 St. Miami (inside Country Walk) 305-232-0606. www.kidsforkidsacademy.com

KLA School of Palmetto Bay | Adventureland

Summer Camp Session 1: Princess & Pirates (July 1–11)Session 2: Abracadabra (July 14–25)Session 3: Super Heroes (July 28–Aug 8)Children will experience Dress up day parade, Tree House Workshop, Field Trips, Magic Show, Splash Days, Yoga, Soccer, Puppet Workshop, Technology, Cooking, Physical Education, and more! 14775 South Dixie Hwy. 305-233-0130. www.klaschoolscom

L’Atelier | Summer Camp Session 1: June 2–June 19 | Summer Camp Session 2: July 7– July 24

The 1st Reggio Emilia Inspired School in Miami 1995 – 2015 invites your child to celebrate its 20th anniversary! Explore and learn about the Seven Wonders of the World, at L’Atelier in collaboration with D-Lab! through summer games, creative installations and cultural experience, all in a summery feeling of joy and creativity. For 1–10 years of age. Register now. 5960 SW 71 St. Miami. 305-662-2326. www.latelier.org

La Scuola, A Progressive Reggio Inspired School | Summer Camp: June 1 – July 24

La Scuola offers an exciting Summer Camp program that provides many wonderful opportunities for children to explore the city of Miami, discover the outdoors, attend field trips, & enjoy Art, Environmental Education, Aquatics, Sports, Creative Arts & Crafts, Cooking, Science, Music, Dance, Drama, Spanish, & much more!!! Your child will create, explore, discover, sing, dance, and participate in all the special activities our staff has planned! Our Summer Camp is about building teamwork, lifelong memories, and most importantly having FUN while learning! La Scuola welcomes children 3 months–8th grade! FREE SUMMER CAMP for VPK STUDENTS – 13301 SW 87 Ave. Miami 305-278-9555. www.lascuola.com

Montessori Children’s Academy | Open House: March 2 at 6pm | Summer Camp: Begins June 8

Fun weekly themes! Activities include Hands-on Science, Crossfit Kids, Music, Yoga, Sports, Arts, Field Trips and Swimming with American Red Cross certified instructor 9400 SW 16 St. Miami or 1401 SW 87 Ave. Miami 305-225-3070 www.miamimontessori.com

REM Learning Center | Open House: March 11 at 7pm | Summer Camp begins June 8

REM has a creative and stimulating program that holds both a Gold Seal Award and National Accreditation from NAEYC with 33 years of service to the community. Weekly themes, Special events and Field Trips, all add to an exciting Summer Camp full of fun. Soccer, Ballet, Karate and our Play Make Share program where children are challenged to become creative learners and thinkers, are part of our everyday program. For children 12 mos–1st grade on a 2.5- acre property. 16400 SW 147 Ave. Miami. 305-235-0300. www.remlearningcenter.com

Tu Mundo Montessori Bilingual Preschool

Tu Mundo Montessori is a school dedicated to children ages 1-6 that uses an English and Spanish Montessori Teaching curriculum. Summer camp includes Field Trips, Weekly Themes, Arts & Crafts & Science.Our tuition includes: yoga, science, music, fitness, reading readiness and much more! 3878 SW 112 Ave. Miami. 305-992-6279. www.tumundomontessori.com

Special Needs Camps

South Florida Autism Charter School Camp | Session 1: June 15 to July 10 | Session 2: July 13 to July 31

Summer Fun Camp focuses on self-esteem, community integration and developing social, independent living & communication skills. Camp includes sports activities, arts & crafts, & one field trip/week. PreK-12. Staff trained in ABA; 3:1 ratio.13835 NW 97 Ave. Hialeah. 305-823-2700 www.sfacs.org

Swimming Camps

Little Swimmers

Little Swimmers staff is Red Cross certified and insured. With a combined experience of over 30 years, teaching infants, children & adults. The staff consists of male & female instructors who are fluent in Spanish & English. Private lessons may be scheduled at any time during operating hours. We also offer lessons in the convenience of your own pool and lessons for adults & children with special needs. 4 Pool locations: • Killian Palms Sports Complex, 9950 SW 104 St. Miami, 305-598-1200. This location provides 2 heated pools for year-round swim instruction. • Miccosukee Golf & Country Club, 6401 Kendale Lakes Dr. Kendall, 305-383-SWIM • 171 NE 30 Rd. (The Isles of Oasis Clubhouse), Homestead • Grand Palms Country Club, 110 Grand Palms Drive. Pembroke Pines, 954-646-SWIM. www.littleswimmers.net. Check out our Facebook page.

Theater Camps

Summer Theatre Academy at U of M | Session 1: June 8–June 26 | Session 2: June 29–July 17 (no camp on July 3)

Study acting, dance, music & more! Your child will gain valuable theatre skills, confidence,self-esteem & a love of creativity led by ourwell-trained, caring staff. Accepting grades 1–7, with advanced training for grades 8–10. Everyone performs in the final production at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre – This year’s theme will be STA Goes Around The World! Register today! University of Miami Theatre Arts, Coral Gables. 305-284-4474. www.as.miami.edu/sta

Actors’ Playhouse | Spring Break Mini-Camp: March 23–27

Five days of concentrated study of theatre. Includes warm up and audition techniques, theatre games, improvisation, music and dance. Plus an end of the week performance for family and friends. Ages 7–12 • 9am–4pm. Early Drop-off (8am) & Late Pick-up (6pm) incl. FEE: $400 Actors’ Children’s Summer Theatre Camp: July 6–31 This all-inclusive experience will have your young actor taking an original show from concept to stage! Mon–Fri: 9am–4pm. Before & After care. Fee: $1,100 (Includes Show DVD, TShirt, Digital Headshot & Digital Group Photo) 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables.305-444-9293 x621. www.actorsplayhouse.org.

Tutoring in the Summer

Huntington Learning Centers

Since 1977, Huntington has been helping students reach their full potential. Huntington will pinpoint your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses and tailor an individualized program just for your child. Just a few hours per week, all grade levels. Get help in reading, writing, math, spelling, phonics, study skills, college SAT & ACT Prep, FCAT Prep and more! Take advantage of the long summer to target critical education skills for improvement. www.HuntingtonHelps.com • Aventura- 305-792-2535 • Doral -305-591-4006• Kendall – 305-598-0686• Pembroke Pines East – 954-436-3330• Pembroke Pines West – 954-431-4443• Plantation – 954-474-4144

Educational Camps

Camp Seaquarium | Spring Camp March 23–27

Throughout this week-long experience, students will explore various marine ecosystems unique to So. Fla. Each day, they will enjoy marine mammal shows, animal interactions, arts & crafts, interactive games and much more. Additionally, campers will receive a Camp T-shirt, a Kodak souvenir photo, daily lunch, snacks & beverages.

Camp Seaquarium –Summer Camp

Summer Camp Open House: Saturday & Sunday, May 16 &17 (Free lunch program for each child registered at Open House!) Summer Camp: June 8–August 21 Campers will explore educational topics according to their grade level from K–12. Topics include, marine animal habitats, environmental awareness, the devastating effects of human activity and more. Campers will experience at least one animal interaction and show daily. The cost of camp includes a T-shirt, souvenir photo, and daily snack. Mon–Fri. 9:30am–4pm. Summer Camp info & registration forms are available on the website. Sibling discounts available. Annual pass holders/ discounted rate. 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy. Key Biscayne. 305-361-5705×207 or 520 www.miamiseaquarium.com/education

Oxford Academy Summer Camp | June 8–August 21

We truly care about the children & families we serve & offer a safe and secure environment with our professionally trained child care workers. Our summer program is well balanced offering engaging, developmentally appropriate academic & recreational activities & field trips. Daily breakfast & nutritional snacks & drinks are provided, quiet homework time, technology, hands on science activities, art & crafts, organized sports, social skills, cultural arts, field trips & special events are all part of our program. 6:30am–7pm. $140/wk. 4682 NW 103 Ave. Sunrise. 954-748-4037. www.oxfordacademysunrise.com

School Camps

American Eagle Academy | Spring camp: March 23–27

Summer camp: June 8–August 21 This Academy ‘s formula for success is our experienced, loving team of educators, big classrooms, & a huge playground with a pool. Our outstanding Summer Camp is filled with a full day of fun activities for children ages 5–12. Enroll now for Summer & Academic VPK. Open enrollment. All this in a safe and secure environment! Call to register 954-722-7102. 10046 West McNab Rd. Tamarac. www.americaneaglepreschool.com

Montessori Institute of Broward | Summer Camp: June 9–July 24

Don’t let academics decline over the summer! Age 2–6. Attend our Davie campus: 12425 Orange Dr. Davie. 954-472-9620.or Downtown Miami campus, The Learning Nest: 1801 NE 2nd Ave. Miami. 786- 414-8968 for a MONTESSORI ACADEMIC SUMMER which will also include sports, art, water day and more! www.montessoriinstituteofbroward.com

Summit-Questa Montessori School

Join us for Summer camp activities. 10-acre campus with a brand new gymnasium and pool. Pre-K to 8th grade. 5451 SW 64 Ave.(Davie Rd.) Davie 954-584-3466. www.summitquesta.com

Nature Camps

Camp Live Oak | Spring Camp: March 23 – 27 | Summer Camp: June 8 – August 21

An ACA accredited camp in Ft. Lauderdale /N. Miami Beach & Dania Beach offering outdoor enrichment for ages 5–13 & a Teen Eco Program for ages 14–16! Exciting adventures include hands-on science, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, archery, crafts, biking, surfing, photography, paddle boarding, scuba diving camp (Ft. Lauderdale location only), field trips & special activities. Certified teachers as counselors. Bus service available. Weekly & session rate options with sibling discounts. 305-940-4748 or 954-491-2917 www.CampLiveOakFL.com

Swimming

Little Swimmers

Little Swimmers staff is Red Cross certified and insured. With a combined experience of over 30 years, teaching infants, children & adults. The staff consists of male & female instructors who are fluent in Spanish & English. Private lessons may be scheduled at any time during operating hours. We also offer lessons in the convenience of your own pool and lessons for adults & children with special needs. 4 Pool locations: • Killian Palms Sports Complex, 9950 SW 104 St. Miami, 305- 598-1200. This location provides 2 heated pools for year-round swim instruction. • Miccosukee Golf & Country Club, 6401 Kendale Lakes Dr. Kendall, 305-383-SWIM • 171 NE 30 Rd. (The Isles of Oasis Clubhouse), Homestead • Grand Palms Country Club, 110 Grand Palms Drive. Pembroke Pines, 954-646-SWIM. www.littleswimmers.net. Check out our Facebook page.

My Pool Party Lifeguard

We provide certified professional lifeguard services for all your pool party events. Keep you family and friends safe with a certified lifeguard you can trust. Professional lifeguards for hire are fully certified in CPR/AED, & first aid. 954-829-0993. www.mypoolpartylifeguard.com

Tutoring

Huntington Learning Centers

Since 1977, Huntington has been helping students reach their full potential. Huntington will pinpoint your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses and tailor an individualized program just for your child. Just a few hours per week, all grade levels. Get help in reading, writing, math, spelling, phonics, study skills, college SAT & ACT Prep, FCAT Prep and more! Take advantage of the long summer to target critical education skills for improvement. www.HuntingtonHelps.com • Aventura – 305-792-2535 • Doral – 305-591-4006 • Kendall – 305-598-0686 • Pembroke Pines East – 954-436-3330 • Pembroke Pines West – 954-431-4443 • Plantation – 954-474-4144


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