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Registration for Miami-Dade Parks' Winter Break Camps starts Dec. 1

Camps are fun, affordable and help kids stay active in the great outdoors!

MIAMI (December 01, 2015)

Don’t let your kids get stuck on the couch channel surfing and loading up on junk food during the winter school recess. Help them to stay active, connect to nature and make the most of their off-school time by enrolling them in one of the many fun-filled and affordable Winter Break Camps offered by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. Registration starts Tuesday, December 1, 2015. 

‘General Camp’ programs will thrill and challenge youngsters, ages 6–14, with a variety of activities from fitness, sports, and arts and crafts to games and exciting field trips. Camps will be held December 21–31, 2015 (closed Christmas Day), Mon.–Thur., 9 a.m.–5 p.m., with early drop-off available at 7:30 a.m. and late pick-up until 6 p.m.  The cost for these camps is $40–$90/week, depending on the program.  Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.  

Parents are required to register their child for General Program Camps online at the Miami-Dade Parks web page, where the entire list of camp sites is also found.  

In addition, there are ‘Specialized Camps’ which focus on a specific interest. Included are these Nature and Wildlife-themed camps: 

Zoo Miami’s “Winter Break Daze” Camp

“Miami EcoAdventures™ Camps” at A.D. “Doug” Barnes Park and Greynolds Park

Deering Estate Winter Camp  

Winter Bayologist Camp at Pelican Harbor Marina

There are also, “Junior Golf Camps” for aspiring young golfers looking to learn the game or hone their skills at three Miami-Dade Parks Golf Courses: Crandon, Country Club of Miami and Palmetto.

Some Specialized Camps may require in-person registration. Prices and days for these camps vary.  For details, the public may call a participating park or 3–1−1 for the Miami-Dade County Information Hotline. 

Miami-Dade Parks is a world-class parks system supported by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship.