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Fun, adventure options awaiting kids at Miami-Dade Parks Summer Camps: "We Have a Camp for That!"

MIAMI (April 19, 2017)

Summer is just around the corner! Do you have a budding artist or a child that loves to learn about nature or science?  What about a basketball player or cheerleader?  No matter what your child's interests, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department will put a smile on their face with their fun and exciting summer camp options, saying “We have a camp for that!”

Located at 42 parks throughout the County, Miami-Dade Parks Summer Camps will run from June 12 through August 11, 2017 (select sites open through August 19). The camps will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and offer 7:30 a.m. early drop-off and 6 p.m. late pick-up options.

Unlike traditional day camps, parents can mix-and-match their preferred options, so their children experience a new adventure each week throughout the summer. There are camps for those who enjoy outdoor sports challenges, like golf and fishing, as well as nature-based camps with eco excursions, art camps and Learn-to-Swim lessons — the list goes on and on!

Summer Camps are also inclusive and managed by Miami-Dade Parks' Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. Learn more about accessibility at Miami-Dade Parks.

Parents can register their child for most of Miami-Dade County Parks’ exciting Summer Camps online, starting May 1; and at all hosting parks, starting May 2. Families in need of financial assistance must register and apply for assistance in person at their selected park. For more information, patrons are encouraged to visit the Miami-Dade Parks Summer Camps web page, call their local park, or call 3 - 1 - 1 for Miami-Dade County Information.       
“Miami-Dade Parks Summer Camps provide kids with active recreation experiences in the great outdoors that are designed to enrich their summer off from school experience. Utilizing our world-renowned parks and attractions, these camp provide a positive place to build friendships and enjoy fun, organized activities that help them discover and explore their interests, outdoor skills and the value of belonging to a community and becoming environmental stewards,” said Miami-Dade Parks Director George Navarrete.

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.