Cheap summer camps at Miami-Dade College campuses

college-studentsThe Homestead and North Campuses of Miami-Dade College are offering inexpensive summer camps, a great option for parents whose kids are interested in the arts, robotics and crime scene investigation.

These are the inexpensive options:

Homestead Campus, 500 College Terrace, Homestead: ArtSouth Creative Arts Summer Camp includes dance, music, painting, drawing and crafts activities. Includes weekly Friday field trips, daily lunch and all supplies. It’s open to kids ages 7-15 and runs from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., from June 16 to August 8. (No camp on July 4). Early bird fees are $20 for registration and $130 per two-week session; on first day of camp $25 for registration and $150 for two-week session. Early registration is encouraged due to space limitations. Call 305-247-9406 for more info.

North Campus, 11380 NW 27 Ave., Opa-Locka: CSI Camp, open to kids ages 14-17, is geared toward kids interested in pursuing science degrees. At this interactive camp they’ll learn how to evaluate a crime scene; package, collect and process evidence, projectile motion and DNA with the assistance from the School of Justice Faculty as well as from the departments of Biology and Chemistry. Camp is held in the Building A Plaza, runs from June 16-27, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and costs $99. Lunch and snacks are included. Call 305-237-1400 for more info. The Robotics Camp is free with a $50 registration fee and runs from July 7-25, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to kids ages 14-18 but limited to 50 high school students interested in pursuing a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) career. A writing assignment is required prior to being chosen.  Lunch and snacks are included. E-mail Maria Cumana at for more info.

Miami Dade College also offers more expensive summer camps at the Kendall campus.

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