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  • Summer Camps 2017 – Our TOP 10!

    Summer Camps TOP 10

    Yeah, summer is almost here and it is time to think about Summer Programs for the kids. Whether you are a stay at home mom or a working mom or an “in between” whatever that means, we all need the info!

    As you probably know there are plenty of camp options in Miami, so how to choose? Our recommendations have always pointed to exploring and discovering those talents that help awaken our kids to find their passions.  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 Head Cleaners Clinics, the great lice experts. Like previous years, we have used different criteria to select our TOP 10; 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, the ratio of nature to indoor activities and other important considerations.

    Without further ado here are our Miami TOP 10 Summer Camp Programs 2017!

    Nature & Exploration: Day Camp Guaikinima

    @Virginia Historic Park. Designed to expose children to live challenging, competitive and healthy adventures in a Spanish immersion program. Activities include: High Ropes, Survival and Water Sports among others. Ages: 5 – 10 years – ($345/week) Dates: June 12– August 11 – Contact: 954.907.1242

    Museum Fun: MCM Explorers

    @Miami Children’s Museum. Children travel around the globe while discovering different countries, cultures, art, music and science! Ages: 4- 10 – Dates: June 12– August 25 – ($198 m/$220 nm/week). Contact: 305.373.5437 ext. 112

    Science, Education & Fun: Zaniac Learning

    Various Innovating and educational programs which include Computer Programming/Coding, LEGO® Robotics, 3D Printing, Fashion Design, Tinkering and variations of Minecraft™ music through GarageBand® and much more! – Ages: 5-14 – Dates: June 5 – August 19 – ($599/full-day week). Contact: 305.668.0605

    Animal Encounter & Conservation: Camp Seaquarium

    @ Miami Seaquarium. Children will enjoy sun-and-fun-filled days of education and conservation with variety of activities such as environmental awareness, marine biology while doing animal encounters. Ages: 5-18   – Dates: June 12-August 19 – ($175 (early bird online promo ends June 1st) $250/week) Contact: 305.361.5705 x526

    Pre-School-based Fun: La Prima Casa Montessori

    Children enjoy a full range of exciting and hands-on opportunities to experience the world around them in a nurturing environment! Ages: 18 months to 5 years old ($250 /week) Dates: June 26-August 18 Contact: 305.854.8001.

    Performing Arts: Summer Theatre Academy & Camp Broadway*

    Summer Theatre Academy@ University of Miami Department of Theatre Arts. Six-week day camp for students looking to develop an appreciation for the performing arts through theatre games and acting exercises led by trained, caring staff. Ages: Grades 1-10 in the fall. Dates: June 12-30/July 3-21. ($700/three week session/$1,300/six week session before April 30) Contact: 305. 284.4474

    Camp Broadway@ 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 7 – 11 – ($750/week) Contact: 305.949.6722

    Indoor/Outdoor Fun Mix: Alexander Camp 

    @Alexander Montessori School – Well deserved reputation since 1963 for its Imagination-driven, family-owned and customized programs. Ages: 18 months – 12 years old. Dates: June 12- August 18 –  ($205-$275/week). Contact: 305.665.6274

    Parks & Recreation: Zoo Camps

    @Zoo Miami – Combining education with entertainment kids learn about animals, environmental conservation and wildlife. Activities include animal encounters, interactions with zookeepers and playtime. Ages: 4-12 – Dates: June 12-August 18 – ($160 m/$200 nm/week) – Contact: 305.255.5551

    Legendary Fun:  Miami Country Day Summer Camp Programs

    @Miami Country Day School. The oldest summer camp program in Miami offers day camp, Performance Sports Camps, Outdoor Adventure Programs, Study Abroad, Aquatics, Summer Academies, and much more. Ages: Grades Pk3-6. Dates: June 12 – August 1. ($430-$385/varies per week) Contact: 305.779.7350

    Sports & Movement: Ransom Everglades Summer Day Camp

    @Ransom Everglades. Program provides opportunities to explore different sports and disciplines in a teamwork environment: Aquatics, Archery, Arts & Crafts, Basketball, Canoeing, Drama, Karate, Sailing, Soccer, Tennis, Yoga. Ages: 4-13 – Dates: June 19-July 28 – ($900/ 2-week) Contact: 305.460.8874

     * If you envisioned your kid as a future Hollywood/Broadway star these are the programs for him/her. We decided to choose both as they are a great complements.-

    Note: The TOP 10 Summer Camps 2017 list was put together by BKB Moms. Sponsored summer programs meet our criteria to make it to the TOP 10. We have made every effort to include relevant info, however we are not responsible for any of the changes in rates, prices, schedules of the different summer camp options. We encourage you to attend our SUMMER  Info session scheduled May 4, 2017 to learn about different options and meet with Camp representatives If you would like to share please credit BKB MOMS.

  • Creativity to its fullest!

    miami maker fair

    You know we love connecting, collaborating, creativity and gatherings.  You also know we are all about PLAY! We love to bring our community together and inspiring our kids for a better future. So, we are happy to be collaborating and supporting a great event that happens annually in Miami and all around the world. First […]

  • Summer Camp?

    Tent 2017

    by Valeria Fontanals/ for BKB Moms Summer is a great opportunity for children to explore and nurture their talents. Most often than not schools do not provide all the experiences that children need to develop their full potential, so summer camps provide the chance to fulfill that gap. We are lucky to live in a […]

  • Some of our Gifting ideas for the Holidays!

    Hi ladies! It is that time of the year again and I hope we are not too late for some gifting ideas! Simple ideas but valuable ones -because if you are like me – I am overwhelmed with all the to-dos, shopping, holiday parties and commitments. So, here we go, I hope it helps! Please […]

  • Lo que les dije a mis dos niñas esta mañana siendo una mamá Latina en los Estados Unidos.

    Esta mañana me desperté corriendo a leer las noticias en mi celular, no tuve fuerzas para quedarme despierta hasta largas horas de la noche y esperar los resultados. De todas formas tenia que despertarme bien temprano para preparar a mis niñas para la escuela. Para mi sorpresa y la de muchos otros, el candidato que […]

  • Some interesting things you probably do not know about education and Schools in Miami….

    Portrait of diligent schoolkids and their teacher talking at lesson

    Did you know that …? within the Archdiocese of Miami there are 48 elementary schools and 13 secondary schools enrolling 34,000 students? Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the fourth largest school district in the United States, comprised of 392 schools and 345,000 students? there are at least seven public schools that provide International Studies Program […]

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