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“The great motherhood friendships are the ones in which two women can admit [how difficult mothering is] quietly to each other, over cups of tea at a table sticky with spilled apple juice and littered with markers without tops.” ― Anna Quindlen
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!
@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
@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
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
@ 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
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
@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
@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
@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
@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.
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