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SnowmanMiami-Dade County Parks are a great deal year-round for enjoying Miami’s fantastic weather and they’re an even better option for inexpensive Winter Break camps. Parents have a variety of choices to keep the kids busy those two weeks.

There are 22 parks in all corners of the county offering camps that include fitness, arts and crafts, sports and several field trips for kids ages 6-14. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, to Friday, Jan. 3, with no camp on Christmas or New Year’s Days. Early drop-off is available beginning at 7:30 a.m. and late pick up until 6 p.m. Registration is now open. Cost is between $40 and $90 per week, depending on the program.

The City of North Miami is hosting its own winter camp at Keystone Community Center, 13050 Ixora Ct., North Miami from Monday, Dec. 23, to Friday, Jan. 3, with no camp on Christmas or New Year’s Days.  Kids will enjoy a variety of sports activities, nature experiences, holiday parties and interactive games. Camp hours at Keystone are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fee is $80 a week for North Miami residents and $100 a week for non-residents and includes all trips and transportation for field trips as well as a daily snack. Registration is done entirely online. Call 305-895-9840 for more information.

The City of North Miami Beach’s winter camp, held at 17011 NE 19 Ave. on the same days as the City of North Miami, kids take a variety of field trips and partake in plenty of on-site activities. The schedule includes trips to ZooMiami, Jump Zone as well as to the movies and bowling. On site, the kids will make holiday edible art, enjoy a New Year’s Eve cookout and, if weather permits, even go swimming at the facility’s on-site pool. Cost is $95 a week. A $15 fee covers all field trips and there’s an additional one-time $30 registration fee. Call 305-947-7581 for more information.

Is your city or organization offering a low-cost winter break camp or activities? Leave a comment with all the information and a link to registration.

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