Winter Camp at the Deering Estate
Children, ages 6-14, will explore and learn from nature at Deering Estate's Winter Camp! Two, three-day sessions are available: Session I: December 21-23 and Session II: December 28-30, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Campers must practice social distancing and wear face coverings.
$120 per session. Registration online only. Please note that the Deering Estate has moved to a fully online and user-friendly registration system for our camp, homeschool, kayak rentals, school groups, and events. All registrations and payments require a new Account, even if you had a Account with us in the past. To help make this transition smooth, please create your household account today by clicking here.
For more information on Winter Camp at Deering Estate, please visit the website.
Session I: December 21-23, "Naturalist in Training"
Campers will become familiar with the skills and knowledge set of a South Florida Naturalist! They will learn such skills as plant and animal identification, basic survival skills, and learn how they can play a role in the preservation of the nature found in their own backyard.
Session II: December 28-30, "Find Your Habitat"
There are more than 450 acres of protected natural areas at the Deering Estate, which includes six unique habitats: Hardwood Hammock, Salt Marsh, Pine Rocklands, Mangrove Forest, Sea Grass Beds, and our Historic Slough Creek Habitat. Each day, campers will learn about two of these habitats by hiking and exploring their various flora and fauna. They will also learn about some of the more historic inhabitants of our property and how they survived in early South Florida.
About the Deering Estate
The Deering Estate preserves the 1920s-era Miami estate of Charles Deering, Chicago industrialist, early preservationist, environmentalist, art collector, philanthropist and first chairman of the International Harvester Company. The Deering Estate is a 21st Century house museum, cultural and ecological field station, and a national landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, owned by the State of Florida and managed by Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. The Deering Estate is located at 16701 SW 72nd Ave. in Miami.
About the Deering Estate Foundation
For those who treasure the Deering Estate, who advocate for its preservation and wish to invest in its future, The Deering Estate Foundation provides opportunities for individuals and corporations alike to partake in membership, signature events, and one-of-a-kind experiences, all in service of providing vital funding and support to the Deering Estate. Through these efforts, the foundation fulfills its mission to uphold the legacy of Charles Deering's cherished 1920s-era property, to provide funding for the cultural, educational and recreational experiences it offers, as well as its significant scientific and archaeological endeavors to conserve its diverse flora, fauna and the eight native ecosystems that thrive on its 450 acres, and to ensure its longevity as a prized American heritage site. Established in 1989, The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc. is a community-based charitable 501(c)3 Florida Corporation and the philanthropic partner of the Deering Estate.