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Registration for Miami-Dade Parks' Winter Break Camps starts today

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

MIAMI (December 01, 2016)

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 today, December 1, 2016.

‘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 27-30, 2016-January 3-6, 2017, Tuesday-Friday, 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 Winter Camp

Miami Eco Adventures™ Winter 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 Winter Camps for aspiring young golfers looking to learn the game or hone their skills at Miami-Dade Parks Crandon, Country Club of Miami and Palmetto golf courses.

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 the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.