Miami-Dade County Parks offers affordable, healthy and eco-conscious summer camps for kids
With summer in its full swing, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces are offering affordable and fun summer camps for kids to encourage green and healthy behaviors. The summer camps will start from 12th June to 4th August 2023 at 30 parks located across Miami-Dade County.
Here are the full details about the summer camps so parents can have peace of mind during summer.
General program Summer camps, TRI, and so much more
Miami-Dade County Parks offers various summer camps, including Nature Camps, Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion (TRI) Camps, Children’s Trust Camps, and General Program Camps.
The camp timings are 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, but parents have early drop-off and late pick-up options, so they can drop their kids at 7:30 am and pick them up at 6 pm.
These camps will challenge children, but what sets them apart is the fully-supervised activities so parents can go about their day knowing that their children are enjoying themselves. A full recreational schedule includes nature encounters, fitness activities, arts and crafts, field trips, sports, and quiet games.
The camps will enable children to learn the benefits of adopting green behaviors to support the planet. They’ll also learn the basics of water conservation, recycling, and other eco-conscious habits.
Campers will get to participate in an end-of-summer bash to enjoy lunch, games, and sports competitions.
The online registration for General Program Camps will begin on Monday, 3rd April 2023, for children aged 6 to 14 years old. The cost for this program is $45 per week, along with a $15 registration fee which is non-refundable. There are various payment options to ensure convenience for parents.
The Children’s Trust Camp registration will begin in person on Saturday, 8th April 2023, at 8 in the morning. This free-of-cost camp program has a $15 non-refundable registration fee per child. Check out the official page for available sites.
These summer camps are inclusive to ensure children with disabilities can also join in. The TRI camp is exclusively for children with disabilities, with programs either funded by the trust or fee-based.
Other specialized camps focus on the unique and specific interests of children. These camps include Girl Empowerment and Mentoring (G.E.M.), Deering Estate, Junior Golf, EcoAdventures, Arts Experiences, and Zoo Miami Camps, to name a few.