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Miami-Dade Parks wraps up another fun and thrilling "End-of-Summer Bash" for summer campers

MIAMI (August 17, 2017)

The last week of July marked the official end of summer camp, with the annual Summer Bash - four days of thrilling sports activities and games – held at the Tropical Park Equestrian Center, 7900 SW 40 St., Miami.

Nearly 4,000 campers, ages 6-14, were able to test their skills in S.N.A.G. golf, obstacle courses, volleyball, kickball, tug-of-war, and tennis. After the games, the kids cooled offed on the giant inflatable water slides.  The music was pumping throughout the day.  Campers, staff, and volunteers enjoyed lunch, consisting of chicken fingers, chips, and bottled water (by PDQ restaurant), and Kettle Corn (by Corn, Inc.)  All activities were conducted over the four days, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

[Media Note: To request high resolution photos of the End-of-Summer Bash, contact Laura Phillips at laf@miamidade.gov or 305-755-7842.]

Miami-Dade Parks continues to keeps kids fit and thrilled throughout the school year with its “Fit2Play™: Health, Wellness, and Physical Activity” after-school program, for ages 6-14. The nationally-acclaimed program, designed to help children discover the “fun” in fitness and develop healthy habits for a lifetime, will be held Monday - Friday, 2 - 6 p.m., August 21, 2017 through June 8, 2018, throughout the school year and school vacation breaks, at 25 Miami-Dade park locations.   In addition, Miami-Dade Parks’ “Fit2Lead Youth Enrichment & Sports (Y.E.S.)” program, for ages 12-14, return.  The program, presented in collaboration with the Department of Juvenile Services and local universities, aims to empower youth through sports and recreation.  Fit2Lead is offered free of charge during the regular school calendar year, Monday - Friday, 4 - 7 p.m., at 10 county parks.

For more information about Miami-Dade Parks’ Fit2Play™ after-school program, including a listing of participating parks, visit the web page or call 3-1-1. For more information about Miami-Dade Parks’ Fit2Lead Y.E.S after-school program, visit the web page

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 and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship. 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.