School’s almost out – and, for parents, that means keeping the kids busy with summer camp. With life slowly returning back to normal, several programs are running as usual (with new rules and restrictions in place), while others are going virtual.
The in-person camp programs will have CDC guidelines in place, including a limit of 10 campers per group, face coverings for counselors, social distancing measures, and frequent hand washing.
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More camps will be added to this list as we find them. For now, here is a list of both virtual and in-person camps to choose from.
Frost Science – Open to grades pre-kindergarten through fifth, with weekly themes like Wild Weather, Bionic Bodies, Mighty Marine Creatures and Kitchen Chemistry. The 10-week camp runs June 8-Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. $350 a week for members and $400 for non-members (fee includes aftercare hours from 4-6 p.m.). Prices adjusted week of June 29 to reflect the July 4 holiday. Two snacks per day and a t-shirt are included. Click here to see the full schedule and register.
Jungle Island – Jungle Adventure Camp will entertain kids ages 5-12 with pinata making, water play, egg drops and animal talks with Jungle Island animal keepers. Camp runs July 6 to Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $175 per week. Campers need to bring a cold lunch and receive a snack. $50 deposit at time of registration and payment required 14 business days before enrollment.
Frost Science – Open to kids in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade, split into two groups pre-K through 5th grade and 6th to 8th grades. The younger campers explore themes of weather, kitchen chemistry and nature while the older ones explore engineering, technology and marine sciences. Each will enjoy virtual museum and lab tours. The 10-week camp runs June 8 through Aug. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for pre-k through 5th and the older campers 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30-4:30 p.m. $190 per week for members and $225 for non-members. Prices adjusted week of June 29 to reflect the July 4 holiday. Register here.
Greater Miami Youth Symphony – Inside Out 2020 Summer Camp open to students from grades K-12 from June 15 to Aug. 7. The little ones learn music with household items in the eight-week “Stomp, Boom, Blast! Music with Everyday Stuff” and third through fifth graders partake in “Recorder Karate” with colored karate belts awarded for level of difficulty reached. There are also classes in Music Theory & Composition, Introduction to Conducting, String and Jazz, Master Classes and private lessons. Times and days vary and classes start as low as $85 for eight weeks. Click here for full details and to register or call 305-667-4069 for information.
Miami Theater Center – Musical Theater Summer Camp open to kids ages 6-15 daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with two sessions June 8 to July 3 and July 13 to Aug. 7. MTC’s staff will guide the kids through virtual classes teaching them about musical theater and honing their performance skills. Newcomers with no experience are welcomed and all will participate in the end of camp show. Camp is $240 per week or $760 for the month, $25 registration fee. 5 percent sibling discount offered. Click here to register.
MusicReach Summer Institute – The Donna E. Shalala MusicReach Program at the Univeristy of Miami Frost School of Music has a free program for students in grades 7-12 from June 15 to Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays, campers will learn about music technology, music theory, digital media, production planning and even college application prep from guests artists and faculty. Campers choose their their two days of the week based on their availability. Click here for more info and to register.
MOCA North Miami – Virtual Art Camps are open to kids ages 6-13 and include a Studio Arts Camp for ages 6 to 9 and Dynamic Design Camp for ages 10 to 13, held via Zoom. Campers will learn about animation, weaving, color theory, cubism, mixed media and sewing and weaving. Camp runs June 8 to Aug. 14 from 10-11:30 a.m. alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes are free, e-mail email@example.com to register and receive the Zoom link.
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Miami, FL 33132
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