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Registration is now open for the "Youth Arts in the Parks Creative Arts Summer Camp" for children and youth with and without disabilities

Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 23, 2017

MIAMI (May 16, 2017)

Registration is now open for the summer session of the nationally award-winning “All Kids Included - Youth Arts in the Parks” program, presented by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Miami-Dade County Park, Recreation and Open Spaces, in partnership with Arts for Learning/Miami.  Youth Arts in the Parks Creative Summer Camp is an inclusive, socially-oriented arts camp for children and youth with and without disabilities starting June 12, 2017.  Campers will enjoy a fun and educational program that teaches kids of all abilities multidisciplinary arts and creative expression in an inclusive social setting.  Instruction is led by professional artists/art teachers, certified instructors and disability experts.  No prior art, music, dance, theater or creative expression experience is required.  The summer camp sessions will be held at Wild Lime Park, 14751 Hammocks Boulevard, Miami, FL 33196.

Two camp sessions are being offered this summer. They are as follows:
•    Session 1:  June 12 - June 30, 2017
•    Session 2:  July 10 - July 28, 2017

The program accepts children and youth ages six through 17; youth with disabilities accepted through 22 years of age. The camp sessions will be held Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. The deadline to register to receive priority consideration is May 23, 2017. The registration form can be accessed online at http://miamidadearts.org/education/youth-arts-parks-0. The program costs are $200 per three-week session, siblings $100; or $300 for two sessions if registering for both sessions at the same time, siblings $200.

For more information, contact Janet Evans at Arts for Learning Janet@A4LMiami.org or visit Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Youth Arts in the Parks at http://miamidadearts.org/education/youth-arts-parks-0.

ALL KIDS INCLUDED (AKI) promotes inclusive arts and cultural programs in school settings and throughout the community enabling kids of all abilities and their families to participate fully in the arts.  All Kids Included continually raises the bar with excellence in programming that demonstrates and promotes the benefit and importance of inclusionary arts and cultural programs for children and youth. All Kids Included is an initiative of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and funded in part through a grant provided by The Children’s Trust.  The Children's Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County by making strategic investments in their future.  For more information about AKI and its programs, visit www.AllKidsIncludedMiami.org.

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The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences.  The Department directs the Art in Public Places program and serves its board, the Art in Public Places Trust, commissioning, curating, maintaining and promoting the County’s art collection.  The Department also manages, programs and operates the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, a campus of state-of-the-art cultural facilities in Cutler Bay,  as well as Miami-Dade County Auditorium, Joseph Caleb Auditorium and the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, all dedicated to presenting and supporting excellence in the arts for the entire community. Through staff, board and programmatic resources, the Department, the Council and the Trust promote, coordinate and support Miami-Dade County’s more than 1,000 not-for-profit cultural organizations as well as thousands of resident artists through grants, technical assistance, public information and interactive community planning.  Other support and services are provided by TicketWeb for the Culture Shock Miami program, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the South Florida Cultural Consortium and the Tourist Development Council.