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Cheap winter break camps in Miami for 2020

Miami-Dade County Parks are a great deal year-round for enjoying our fantastic “winter” weather, and they’re an even better option for inexpensive Winter Break camps. 

During the two-week break, parks in all corners of the county offering camps that include fitness, arts and crafts, sports and several field trips for students age 6-14.

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Camps run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 21-24 and Dec. 28-31. There’s no camp on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, and half-days are available on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Early drop-off is available beginning at 7:30 am and late pick up until 6 p.m.

Cost ranges from $40 to $90 per week, depending on the program. 

Interested? Registration is now open. For more information, click here.

OTHER WINTER BREAK OPTIONS

Frost Science Winter Break Camp (in-person camp is sold out, but there is a waitlist)

Campers can enjoy amazing experiments, discoveries and investigations during the museum’s two-week-long camp sessions from December 20-24 and Dec. 28-31. In-person (waitlist only available) is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. $280 a week for members and $320 a week for non-members. Virtual is 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., $152 a week for members and $180 a week for non-members. For more information, visit frostscience.org/wintercamp or call 305-434-9564 or email camp@frostscience.org.

MOCA Virtual Winter Workshops

Young artists 6-13 years old can participate in creative and interactive art workshops including painting, beadwork, mold-making, bookmaking, prints and Japanese Kawaii creatures. Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 28-31 from 10 a.m. to noon for kids 6-9 years old and 1-3 p.m. for kids 10-13 years old. Members $30 a day or $200 for full two weeks; non-members $40 a day or $270 for full two weeks. For more information, visit mocanomi.org/winterworkshops.

Coral Gables Museum Winter Camp

Campers will love celebrating end-of-year holidays from around the world, making crafts and playing games. December 28-30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parents may register their children for just one day or all three. Members $90 a day or $210 for all three days; Non-members $115 a day or $285 for all three days. Sibling rate available. To register, email lili@coralgablesmuseum.org or contact Museum Education staff at 305.603.8067. Click here for the website.

Discovery Lab Camp at Pinecrest Gardens

Kids ages 4-8 years old become junior scientists during this discovery camp exploring the gardens, creating art and making snow and gingerbread houses. Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 28-30 from 9 a.m. to noon. $170 per week. Spaces are limited and mask wearing will be required. Click here to register. 

City of Hialeah Winter Camp

City of Hialeah’s Educations and Community Services Department’s Winter Camp will include arts & crafts, indoor and outdoor activities and a weekly field trip. Campers should bring lunch and a snack every day. Camp runs Dec 21-23 and Dec. 28-30, call 305-818-9143. $45 a week for residents, $65 for non-residents. Click here for the website.

 

City of Miami Parks has not released a Winter Break Camp schedule yet for 2020.

City of Miami Parks & Recreation Department also hosts an affordable winter break camp at 28 parks around the city. Kids ages 6-13 can play, learn and stay active with all types of activities from sports to field trips. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with early drop off as early as 8 a.m. Camp dates are Dec. 21-24 and Dec. 28-31. No camp on Christmas or New Years Days. There is a $10 mandatory registration fee and camp is $48 per week for residents and $56 per week for non-residents. There is also a fee reduction program available. For more information, click here.

Camp Unbeatables Winter Camp (no dates announced for 2020)

Winter Camp at Doral Legacy Park, 11400 NW 82th St., in Doral, FL for children 5 to 14 years old. Daily, weekly or bi-weekly rates. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 23, 26, 27 and 30 and January 2 and 3. $40 per day for Doral residents and $48 per day for non-residents. 786-502-3376. Click here for the website.

Miami Children’s Museum Winter Camp (no camp for 2020)

Winter Camp will include art, music, and drama based activities like costume and prop design, improv exercises, theatrical games, script reading, song and movement activities and so much more! The two weeks will culminate in a stage production and performance by the campers, which will take place on the final day of camp for friends and families to attend! Camp runs Dec 23-24 and 26-27 and Dec. 30-31 and Jan. 2-3, email or call 305-373-5437 ext. 112 to register. $165 a week for members, $185 a week for non-members. Click here for the website.

Jr. HEAT Winter Camp (no dates announced for 2020/2021)

Jan. 2-4 from 9 am-3:30 pm at S.L.A.M. High School, 542 NW 12 Ave., Miami

Cost: One week session $250

Details: HEAT Camps are for boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 16. Campers will be grouped according to their age and ability. Lunch will be provided daily and campers will receive giveaways daily.

All HEAT Camp Sessions Feature:

  • Quality Instruction
  • Guest Speakers
  • Camp Insurance
  • Air Conditioned Gymnasiums
  • Lunch
  • Individual Camper Evaluation
  • Prizes and Awards
  • Surprises

Here’s the link for more event info and to download the registration form: http://www.nba.com/heat/heatcamp

Is your city or organization offering a low-cost winter break camp or activities? Send us the info, along with the link to the registration, here.

More free & cheap things to do with kids:

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free kids' movies at Paragon theaters

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Paragon Theaters, Multiple Locations

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

Free art classes for kids

FREE | Miami Beach Botanical Garden

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free kids' movies at Paragon theaters

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Paragon Theaters, Multiple Locations

Summer Art Classes for Kids (Free!)

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

$1.50 Summer Movie Clubhouse for kids at Cinemark

10:30 am to 12:00 pm | Discounted | Cinemark

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

$8 roller skating in Davie

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Discounted | Galaxy Skateway Davie

Thursday, June 30, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free kids' movies at Paragon theaters

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Paragon Theaters, Multiple Locations

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

Food trucks and music

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Amphitheater

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Friday, July 1, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Zoo Miami After Hours discount

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

First Fridays @ 5 concert series

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Boynton Beach Amphitheater

Free outdoor family-friendly films

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Gold Coast Museum free first Saturday

All Day | FREE | Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

$3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free kids' movies

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Pembroke Pines Theatre Of The Performing Arts

Car Show in Coconut Creek includes live entertainment & food vendors

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Coconut Creek community center

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

11:00 am to 12:00 pm | $15.00-30.00

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Zoo Miami After Hours discount

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

$3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Monday, July 4, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

July Fourth festivities in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Fourth on Flagler

6:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Downtown West Palm Beach

See our full Calendar of Events

 

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About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Edible South FL, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today covering the arts community and restaurant scene and served as Calendar Editor. She has also worked in public relations for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, in travel and tourism for Newman PR and at the Miami Science Museum. She has written for Florida Travel + Life Magazine, Florida Monthly Magazine, Miami.com, Indulge Miami and MiamiCurated.

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