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Laura Phillips
Laura.Phillips@miamidade.gov
305-755-7842

Free out-of-school-time and seasonal camps for people with disabilities at Miami-Dade parks

MIAMI (March 08, 2017)

Limited enrollment slots are currently available for free after-school and seasonal camps for individuals, ages 6-22, with disabilities at six Miami-Dade park locations (see list below). Participants are advised to register now, before programs fill to capacity.

These programs are presented by the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces department’s Disability Services division and funded by The Children’s Trust (TCT) at no to participants. All programs are supervised by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and include a variety of quality adapted learning opportunities to improve quality of life, foster independence and boost self-esteem. The curriculum includes cultural arts, literacy, fitness, nutrition, hygiene, snacks, and field trips.

The underway after-school program is held Monday-Friday, from 2-5 p.m. Seasonal camps are offered during school recess days, Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Ages 6-22 with disabilities:
Westwind Lakes Park, 6805 SW 152 Ave., Miami
305-380-9106 or Bphilli@miamidade.gov

Camp Matecumbe, 13841 SW 120 St., Miami
305-752-4966 or Dbonet@miamidade.gov

Goulds Park, 11350 SW 216 St., Miami
305-234-1673 or Jsantia@miamidade.gov

Ages 14-22 with disabilities:
Ojus Park, 18995 W Dixie Hwy., North Miami
305-935-4588 or jthera@miamidade.gov

Ages 6-14 with varying disabilities:
Gwen Cherry Park,  7090 NW 22 Ave., Miami
305-694-4889, ext. 250 or Destefano@miamidade.gov

Ages 6-22 with varying disabilities:
Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24 St., Miami
305-222-2128 or ArleneB@miamidade.gov

About Miami-Dade Parks
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.