School will soon be out for summer and the kids will need something to do. Whether they’re into the performing arts, cooking, learning about nutrition or sports, there are several inexpensive camp options around Miami-Dade County. Note that one-time registration fees are applicable and vary by camp. Most caps also offer early drop-off and late pick-up for an additional fee. Most camps are closed July 4.
Here are some of the least expensive Miami-Dade summer camp options.
Summer Arts Conservatory
Artistic and theatrical types will love the Summer Arts Conservatory at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22 Ave., Miami from June 10 to Aug. 16. Camp days are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m and for the 10 weeks, kids ages 5 to 16 take five classes a day in dance, drama, media, fashion arts, visual arts, instrumental and vocal music. Campers host a Fashion and Summer Arts Festival & Recital in August, dates TBD. Camp is $50 a week with a $162 deposit required to reserve a space. Parents can save $50 when all 10 weeks are paid in full by June 14. Call 305-638-6771.
City of Hialeah summer camps
The City of Hialeah has three types of summer camps to choose from: The Creative Learning and Play (ages 6-12), the free Young Leaders with Character (ages 11-18), and STEP AHEAD. June 10-Aug. 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For details on these, click here.
Summer Camp Weekly Fees
Summer Camp held at Slade, Wilde and Goodlet Adult
$75 for Hialeah residents
$95 for non-residents
There is no daily rate
Summer Science Camp held at Babcock Park, Walker Park, and Hoffman Gardens
** Reduced Summer Fees available at these sites for those with financial need
Proof of financial need may be documented by: Wellfare Assistance, AFDC/TANF, Current Federal UnEmployment Benefits, Food Stamps, Reduced Free Lunch or any other goverment asssistance.
$35/$75 for Hialeah residents
$55/$95 for Non-residents
There is no daily rate
Camp T-Shirts must be worn every day (sold at sites for $6 each)
For more information about any of the summer camps, please contact the Education and Community Services Department at 305-818-9143.
City of North Miami summer camps
City of North Miami offers a variety of camps from June 10 to August 2. Camp hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. except Tennis Camp, which is Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 305-895-9840 ext. 12230.
- MVP Sports Camp and Recreational Camp with sports-themed activities for ages 8-14 at Keystone Center, 13050 Ixora Ct. Weekly Sports Camp ends August 3 and is held in two-week sessions for a fee of $200 for residents and $240 for non-residents. The extended Recreational Camp is two weeks, Aug. 5-9 and 12-16. Weekly Fee: $100 for residents, $120 non-residents.
- Enchanted Forest Camp with theme weeks, games, tournaments, on-site activities and field trips at Elaine Gordon Park, 1725 NE 135 St. Held in two-week sessions for kids ages 6 to 12. Fee for two weeks: $180 for residents, $220 for non-residents. Also, Outdoor Adventure Camp, to learn archery, fishing, yoga and gardening with arts and crafts, nature walks and science activities for ages 6-12. Fee for two weeks: $100 for residents, $120 for on-residents.
- Judson Day Camp with hands-on activities, interactive games, nature hikes, arts and crafts and field trips for kids at Clyde W. Judson, Jr. Community Center, 12100 NW 16 Ave. For kids ages 6-12. Weekly fee: $30 for residents, $50 for non-residents.
- Performing Arts Camp, where kids participate in dance, voice and acting classes and host a talent showcase for ages 6-14 at the end of each session. Location is Sunkist Grove Center, 12500 NW 13th Ave. Fee for two-week session is $160 for residents, $220 for non-residents.
- Tennis Summer Camp 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Claude Pepper Tennis Center, 1355 NW 135 St. Ages 5-18. $85 per week or $25 per day. Sans Souci Tennis Clinic 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1795 Sans Souci Blvd. $185 per week or $45 per day.
Miami Dade College summer camps
From building robots to playing Latin jazz, Miami Dade College’s unique summer camps are open to kids, tweens and teens at seven campuses from June 10 to Aug. 9:
- Homestead Campus
- Kendall Campus
- North Campus
- West Campus
Here are just a few of the classes offered. Click here for more.
Wild Things Happen Summer Camp (Ages 5-11) – $155 – Kendall campus
A traditional all-day camp where children will enjoy daily and weekly activities such as computers, field trips, swimming, indoor and outdoor games, arts & crafts and much more. Field trips included. Lunch and snacks included.
LEGO EV3 Robotics: Engineering and Design Level 1 Summer Camp (Ages 13-17) – $110 – Homestead campus
Participants will design, construct and program robots, using LEGO® Mindstorms NXT Robotics System, in a fun and challenging, hands-on learning environment while learning essential career skills such as time-management, collaboration and teamwork and problem solving.
For more information about MDC’s summer camps, please visit www.mdc.edu/summercamps.
Miami-Dade Parks summer camps
At $45-$100 a week, the General Summer Camps offered by Miami-Dade Parks are among the cheapest options available in Miami-Dade County, and that’s why we are featuring it here on Miami On The Cheap.
Managed by Miami-Dade Parks recreation specialists and conveniently located at 29 parks throughout the county, “Live A Park Life Summer Camps” will run from June 10 through Aug. 9. (select sites open through Aug. 16). The camps will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and offer 7:30 a.m. early drop-off and 6 p.m. late pick-up options. Families in need of financial assistance must register and apply for assistance in person at their selected park.
Unlike traditional day camps, parents can mix-and-match their preferred options, so their children experience a new adventure each week throughout the summer.
Registration is available at any general or specialized camp’s host park. Parents can also register their child for most of Miami-Dade County Parks’ exciting Summer Camps online. Families in need of financial assistance must register and apply for assistance in person at their selected park.
For more information, patrons are encouraged to visit the Miami-Dade Parks Summer Camps web page, call their local park, or call 3 – 1 – 1 for Miami-Dade County Information.
Miami-Dade Parks & Recreation Fit 2 Play Summer Camp. As the name implies, the aim of this camp is to teach kids 6 to 14 about fitness and nutrition through fitness activities, sports, nature encounters as well as learn about recycling, water conservation and eco-friendly behaviors. The camps run June 11 to Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at more than 30 Miami-Dade parks. Weekly fees range from $45 to $100. Call 305-755-7800.
City of Miami Beach summer camps
Looking for a summer camp for your kid at a Miami Beach park? Here is the info:
DATES & HOURS
Day Camp: June 10 – August 15
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
Camp facilities will be open Mon. – Fri. from 7:30 am – 6 pm for convenience at no extra cost.
Package Rate • 10 weeks
Residents: $640 ($320 sibling)
No daily passes available. Weekly camp is based on availability. You must visit your neighborhood facility to register for weekly camp.
Click here to register.
Boys & Girls Clubs
Boys & Girls Clubs around Miami-Dade offer camps for kids ages 5-17 from June 10 through Aug. 4. Their hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and they computer lab, arts & crafts, physical fitness, educational field trips, literacy classes, movies and game room activities. Prices vary from $70 to $670 for all eight weeks. Call 305-446-9910.
City of Miami summer camps
City of Miami Summer Camp Programs are held in 27 parks for children ages 6 through 13. Camp programs are from June 10 through Aug. 9 and run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ending dates vary by park location. Cost is a $10 mandatory registration fee, and weekly rate of $60 for Miami residents and $70 for non-residents. Each park will have a variety of activities including sports, arts and crafts and field trips. Call 304-416-1300 for info.
For the water lovers, there’s Splish Splash Summer at area City of Miami pools, taught by American Red Cross certified instructors. There are five skill levels of classes so residents learn how to swim, float, tread water and learn what to do in an emergency. Rates are $45 for eight classes for city residents and $65 for eight classes for non-residents. Call 305-643-7150 for more info regarding times and dates.
Free summer camp vacation bible school at North Palm Baptist in Palm Springs North
From 8:30 am to 3 pm on June 24-28, students can get their Game On! The camp includes crafts, music, recreation, bible lessons, snacks and more. North Palm Baptist is located at 7801 NW 178 Street, Miami, FL 33015. Call 786-303-8529 for more info. Register online here.
Free arts + tech thrive summer camps in Opa-locka
The Opa-locka Community Development Corporation introduces the THRIVE INNOVATION DISTRICT with a vision that focuses on opportunities for community growth manifested through the arts + tech + health and wellness + innovation + creativity in downtown Opa-locka. The camps are FREE and will offer students in Grades 4-12 an opportunity to explore interests and talents in the areas of Creative Writing, Music and Dance, Gaming, Web Design, Mobile Apps and 3-D Printing. These six-week camps will take place from June 17-Aug. 2 at the THRIVE INNOVATION DISTRICT in Opa-locka. All programs are free, offer free breakfast and lunch to participants, and will run between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm Monday through Friday (exact times vary per camp). Located at 780 Fisherman Street, 2nd Floor, Opa Locka, FL 33054. Phone: 305-687-3545.
YMCA of Greater Miami has camps at Family Centers in Allapattah, South Dade, Homestead and North Dade from June 10-Aug. 16. They offer a wide variety of activities including art, basketball, flag football, gymnastics, dance, hip hop, junior lifeguard, magic, mini master chefs, sports and more. Camps are open to kids ages 5-12. Prices range from $85-$180 per week for members and $95- $240 for non-members for the duration of camp.
The Children’s Trust 2019 Summer Programs Guide is now available strictly via the app, download the guide with the free Programs Guide App click here for instructions on how to download.
Information can also be accessed by calling 211. With information in three languages – English, Spanish and Creole, the guides provide address, contact information and a short description of hundreds of summer camps, both those funded by The Children’s Trust and others that are not. Camp locations are conveniently organized by zip codes. Program fees are listed and locations serving children with disabilities are identified.
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