Miami-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 am to 5 pm Dec. 23-27 and Dec. 30-Jan. 3 with no camp on Christmas or New Year’s Days and half days on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Early drop-off is available beginning at 7:30 am and late pick up until 6 pm. Registration is now open. Cost is between $40 and $90 per week, depending on the program. For more information, click here.
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. 23-27 and Dec. 30-Jan. 3. 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.
MORE WINTER CAMPS
Camp Unbeatables Winter Camp
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.
Frost Science Winter Break Camp
Coral Gables Museum Winter Camp
Campers will love celebrating end-of-year holidays from around the world, making crafts and playing games with all their friends at CGM! December 26-27 and Jan. 2-3 from 9 am – 5 pm. Parents may register their children for just 1 day or both weeks. Members $90 a week or $45 per day; $110 per week or $55 per day for non-members. Sibling rate available. To register, email email@example.com or contact Museum Education staff at 305.603.8067. Click here for the website.
Miami Children’s Museum Winter Camp
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.
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 23, 26 and 27 and Dec. 30, Jan. 2 and 3, call 305-818-9143. $45 a week for residents, $65 for non-residents. Click here for the website.
Jr. HEAT Winter Camp
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
- Individual Camper Evaluation
- Prizes and Awards
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.