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Open enrollment for camps for people with disabilities

Disabilities

Limited enrollment slots are currently available for after-school and seasonal camps for people with disabilities at six Miami-Dade Parks locations (listed below). Participants are advised to register now before programs fill to capacity.

These specialized camps are presented by Miami-Dade Parks’ Disability Services division and are managed by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. Participants will have an enriching camp experience that includes sports, swimming, arts and crafts, and field trips.

The after-school camps are held Monday-Friday from 2-5 p.m. Seasonal and Teacher Work Day camps are also offered on school recess days from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

To receive transportation services from school to the park, parents must request an IEP meeting at school, then have “transportation” added to the IEP.

AGES 6-22:

Camp Matecumbe Park, 13841 SW 120 St., Miami; 305-752-4966 or dbonet@miamidade.gov.
Cost: $45/week, plus a one-time registration fee of $15.

Ojus Park, 18995 W Dixie Hwy., North Miami; 305-935-4588 or jthera@miamidade.gov.
Cost: $45/week, plus a one-time registration fee of $15.

GRADES 6-12  - (*) These programs are funded by The Children’s Trust:

*Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22 Ave., Miami 305-694-4889, ext. 250 or bphilli@miamidade.gov.
Cost: Free program; registration fee-$15.

*Goulds Park, 11350 SW 216 St., Miami; 305-234-1673 or jsantia@miamidade.gov.
Cost: Free program; registration fee-$15.

*Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24 St., Miami; 305-222-2128 or arleneb@miamidade.gov.
Cost: Free program; registration fee-$15.

*Westwind Lakes Park, 6805 SW 152 Ave., Miami; 305-380-9106 or Gladys.Seijas@miamidade.gov.
Cost: Free program; registration fee-$15.

For additional information about Disability Service programs throughout Miami-Dade, call 305-755-7848.

About Miami-Dade Parks Disability Services:
Miami-Dade Parks welcomes persons with disabilities in all of its facilities, programs and events.  Miami-Dade Parks Disability Services offers programs exclusively for children and adults with disabilities led by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. It also offers an Inclusion Initiative to assist persons with disabilities in participating in any program or activity in the Parks system.

About Miami-Dade Parks:
Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.

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