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Registration for Miami-Dade County Parks’ “Fit2Play” Spring Break camps begins March 2
Keep your kids active, fit and engaged during the spring school break with one of these affordable and memory-making “Fit2Play” Spring Break Camps being offered by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. Registration begins online Monday, March 2, 2015. Camps will be held March 23 - 27, 2015, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with early drop-off available at 7:30 a.m. and late pick-up until 6 p.m.
General Camp programs will thrill and challenge youngsters with a variety of activities from fitness, sports, and arts-and-crafts to games and exciting field trips. There are also Specialized Camps, which focus on a specific interest or need, including camps for nature and wildlife-lovers like Zoo Miami’s “Zoofari Spring Camp,” Miami EcoAdventures Camps at A.D. “Doug” Barnes Park and Greynolds Park and “Spring On! Nature Camp” at the Deering Estate at Cutler. For young golf enthusiasts, there are Junior Golf Camps at the Country Club of Miami, Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne and Palmetto Golf Courses. Parents may register their child by visiting the specific Miami-Dade County Park where they wish their child to attend. Some parks offer online registration at www.miamidade.gov/parks, where the entire list of camp sites is also found. The public may also dial 311 for the Miami-Dade County Information Hotline. Prices for camps vary. Children with disabilities are welcome in all park programs. Contact the park manager to develop an inclusion plan as early as possible.
“Zoofari Spring Camp” at Zoo Miami
“Zoofari Spring Camp” at Zoo Miami is designed to immerse children ages 4-10 into the world of wildlife and conservation. It’s a fun-filled learning adventure that includes live animal presentations, visits to animal exhibits, questions and answers with zookeepers, wildlife enrichment activities, and much more! March 23-27. Camp hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Extended care is available and pre-registration is required. Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152 St., Miami. For more information visit www.zoomiami.org on or after February 16, or contact ZSF Education at [email protected].
Miami EcoAdventures Camps at A.D. “Doug” Barnes Park and Greynolds Park
Miami EcoAdventures Camps at A.D. “Doug” Barnes Park and Greynolds Park provide unique opportunities for children, ages 6-14, to explore the wonders of our South Florida ecosystem with outdoor activities from trail hikes and wildlife encounters, to canoeing and fishing excursions. Participants will not only learn about their environment and connect with nature, but will get plenty of exercise.
Commissioner Sosa, Miami Springs Mayor Zavier Garcia and the Miami Springs Council will present a free Moive Night featuring “The Lego Movie” on Saturday, March 14 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Curtiss Park Median just off Miami Springs Circle. Food trucks will be on site. For more information contact the District 6 office at 305-267-6377 or [email protected].