Hi there, every year at this time; some of you ask me the same question that I ask myself – summer is right around the corner – What are my options for Summer with the kids? I know I will be away for a few weeks on “vacation” but what about the rest of the summer?
As you probably know there are plenty of camp options in Miami, so how to choose? Our recommendations have always pointed to exploring those unique talents that make your kid vibrate and shine. Basically, every kid is different and summer should be seen as an opportunity to explore the individual potential of each child while enjoying the great outdoor and nature offerings that Miami has.
You will find that there are many options out there, but what makes our recommendations unique is that we do take the time to research and ask questions. Plus, we are moms and kind of know what we are looking for.
Our TOP 10 this year have been brought to you by Freddo, our Summer Sponsor. We have used different criteria to select our TOP 10 this year; we have selected favorites according to main categories that are important to us and considered the needs of moms with kids of all ages. We have taken into consideration goals of programs, training of staff members, facilities, safety, enrollment options, special needs, the ratio of nature to indoor activities and other important considerations. Without further ado here are our TOP 10 Summer Camp Programs 2016!
@Key Biscayne Presbyterian School. New and exciting learning adventure for children ages 12 months – 12 years – ($225/week) Dates: May 31 – August 12 – Contact: 305.361.2058
@Miami Children’s Museum. Children explore different cultures of the world and the roles that sports and art play in them. Ages: 4- 10 – Dates: June 13– August 26 – ($198 m/$220 nm/week). Contact: 305.373.5437 ext. 112
@Arsht Center – for theater-loving kids; includes lessons in dance, acting, singing and ensemble performance. Culminates in a special finale musical performance on the Arsht Center Stage. Ages: 10-17 – Dates: August 8 – 12 – ($750/weekly) Contact: 305.949.6722
Various Innovating and educational programs which include Computer Programming/Coding, LEGO® Robotics, 3D Printing, Fashion Design, Tinkering and variations of Minecraft™) – Ages: 5-15 – Dates: May 31- August 22 – ($599/week). Contact: 305.668.0605
@St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School (artistic, athletic and educational) Ages: 3 through rising 5th grade- ($250 – $380/week) Contact: 305.665.4851
@Alexander Montessori School (imagination-driven/family-owned and customized). Ages: 18 months to 12 years old – Dates: June 13-August 19- ($205-$275/week. Contact: 305.665.6274
@Fairchild Tropical Botanic – Campers explore nature, science and art. Ages: 6 -11 – Dates: June 20-July 29 – ($185 m/$225 nm/week) – Contact: 305.667.1651
@Miami Country Day School is celebrating its 90th year of summer fun. Offerings include: Day Camp, Performance Sports Camps, Outdoor Adventure Program, Study Abroad, Aquatics, Summer Academies, and much more. Ages: 3 years old and up. Dates: June 6 – August 5, 2016. Contact: 305.779.7350
@Crandon Park KB: Home of the Miami Open. Ages: 7-17 – ($395/week) – Dates: June 6-August 19 – Contact: 305.365.4300 Sports Camp@Ritz For younger tennis players -Ages: 5-10 – ($250m/$295nm/Week) – Contact: 305.365.4300
@ My Time Pediatric. Inclusive groups promoting sensory motor skills, attention, regulation, feeding, language skills. Ages: 3-8 – Dates: June 13-August 12 – ($400/week) Contact: 305.632.3359