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Most Recommended

Summer Camps 2021

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Everyone is doing their best to continue to create memories of summer while taking all necessary precautions according to health and safety guidelines. Please visit each camp's website for their safety measures!

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School Based

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  • Alexander Camp @ Alexander Montessori: One of our favorites when it comes to school based fun for little ones. A family-owned and operated camp serving children at four locations. Their focus is to provide a variety of fun challenges for campers, providing them with new activities and opportunities to learn new skills. They alternate indoor and outdoor events and have fun, rain or shine, in their 8,000 sq. ft. air-conditioned gymnasium! Dates: June 21 - August 13 Ages: 18 months - 12 years Contact: 305.665.6274

  • Miami Country Day School Summer Camp Programs: The oldest day camp in Miami is also one of the most comprehensive ones. At this legendary Day Camp, campers benefit from a variety of activities that encourage social interaction, self-discovery and fun. Day Camp activities support growth in learning through play, adventure, and the formation of lifelong skills and friendships. Combo camps and sports camps also available. Dates: June 14 – August 6 Ages: PreK – 6th Grade Contact: 305.779.7350

  • Summer @ Gulliver Prep: GP offers an in-person summer experience for every grade level and interest. Broadway, Athletics, and Engineering are just some of the camps available at Gulliver Prep. Dates: June 7 - July 2 Ages: PK - Grade 12 Contact: 305.665.3593 ext. 3327

  • Camp Carrollton @ Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart: An amazing option for both girls and boys. (Yes! in fact, it is a co-ed summer program.) Through a high quality, safe, and fun learning environment, Camp Carrollton offers a variety of camps and classes such as swimming, robotics, coding, and art. Dates: June 21 - July 30 Ages: 3 yrs - Grade 6 (Boys are accepted at 5 years and up) Contact: 305.446.5673​ ​ext.​ ​2341

  • Cougar Strong @ CEA: At this private elementary school in Miami they are hosting different camps. Cougar Strong campers will be exposed to a well-rounded mix of technology, athletics, reading, math, and hands-on experiences through the maker’s movement. Camps will enjoy Hands-on experiences that allow them to create solutions to everyday issues, works of art, and useful inventions. Dates: June 14 - July 23 Ages: grade 4 - grade 8 Contact: 305.227.1149 and summer@conchitaespinosa.com

  • Centner Academy: Innovative new school in the heart of Design District offering sports, STEM, water activities, and more. (Please note this camp does not enforce mask use 😷) Dates: July 6 - July 30 Ages: 2 years - 11 years Contact: 305.576.6070

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Adventure, Nature & Exploration

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  • Camp Guaikinima @ Virginia Historic Beach Park: This Camp is all about connecting with nature and others through engaging sport and social activities,  learning new talents, self-assurance and having fun in a healthy and safe environment right in the heart of Virginia Beach Park. Designed to expose children to live challenging, competitive and healthy adventures plus Spanish immersion program. Activities include: Climbing wall, Kayak and Sports. Sleep away available. *This Camp is in spanish Dates: June 14 -August 13 Ages: 4 years - 12 years Contact: 954.907.1242

  • Camp Discovery @ Fairchild Tropical Garden: Camp Discovery at Fairchild is a fun and educational adventure in one of the most amazing gardens in Miami! It offers kids an opportunity to explore Fairchild’s tropical oasis, hang out with exotic butterflies, experiment with plants that can feed astronauts, and even create, in the new state-of-the-art maker studio. Dates: June 21 -July 30 Ages: 7 years - 12 years Contact: education@fairchildgarden.org

  • Day Camp La Llanada @ Miami Horse Country: As every year camp La Llanada surprises campers exposing them to classic outdoor camping activities. Campers enjoy activities such as kayaks, bow and arrow, sports and horsemanship once a week. *This Camp is in spanish Dates: June 14 - August 6 Ages: 4 years - 10 years Contact: 305.390.0476

  • Camp on the Key: This is the summer program of Key Biscayne Presbyterian School. The program is designed to engage children in educational activities by exploring in the outdoors and creating games that will make learning fun all summer. Dates: June 1 - August 6 Ages: 2 years - 7 years Contact: 305.361.2058

  • Horse Club Miami: This camp provides, at their beautiful facilities in Kendall, fun activities in which campers can advance their horseback riding skills, from beginners to experienced riders. Activities include horse etiquettes, anatomy, horse care, arena riding, water activities, arts and crafts. Date: june 21 july 23 Ages: 5 years -12 years Contact: 786.464.0469

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Art & Music

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  • Dance Camp @ Ayala Royal Ballet: the Summer Intensive focuses on classical training with an emphasis on proper execution and precision without missing all the fun that dance brings! Each week a different theme from Disney princess, LOL, Makeup & Nails etc. is explored. Ages: 3 years - 17 years Contact: 305.763.2214

  • The Summer Theatre Academy @ UM's Dept of Theatre Arts: This camp is six weeks of fun and learning! Campers will gain valuable skills, confidence, self-esteem, and a love of creativity through theatre games and acting exercises led by UM's well-trained, caring staff. Dates: June 14 - July 23 Ages: 6 years - 15 years Contact: 305.284.4474

  • Art Camp @ Key Biscayne Community Center: Campers will have fun while they find out what it takes to become an artist! The camp is led by Dot Art Studio’s founder and Visual Artist Laura Villarreal. She combines creativity through hands-on experimentation and an art history reference approach. Must be a KB resident to register. Dates: July 12-30 Ages: 5 years - 12 years Contact: 305.804.8624

  • Fine Arts Camp @ Doral Fine Arts Academy: This camp has a little of everything; Music, Drawing, Painting, and Theater. This camp also opens doors to other careers, including entertainment. Involved and stimulated children are happier, more emotionally balanced and confident! Dates: June 14 - August 20 Ages: 5 years - 12 years Contact: 305.586.4529

  • Drawing Camp @ Beaux Arts: Taught over Zoom with a live art teacher, classes teach campers how to draw their favorite cartoon and comic characters from popular movies, comic books and TV shows. Dates: July 20 - July 30 Ages: 5 years - 12 years Contact: 724.544.6501

  • Frost Young Musicians' Virtual Summer Camp:  UM's talented and distinguished musical faculty provides group teaching, one-on-one coaching, master classes, informal jam sessions and fun camp concerts virtually. Dates: June 21 - July 16 Ages: Grade 5 - Grade 12 Contact: 305.238.8937

  • Actors’ Playhouse Summer Camp: This camp, in the heart of Miracle Mile, creates an exciting and challenging learning experience through training in vocal, dance and acting techniques. Campers perform for their families at the end of camp. Dates: June 14 – July 30 Ages: 7 years - 12 years Contact: 305.444.9293 

  • Summer Camp @ The Bass: Campers use their unique creativity and make one-of-a-kind projects designed by teaching artists and learn through fun, hands-on art activities in sculpture, painting, design and more. All camps end the week with a student exhibition. Dates: June 14 - August 20 Ages: 5 years - 12 years Contact: 305.673.7530

  • Drawing Camp @ Beaux Arts:  Well known Beaux Arts non profit puts together an amazing art program taught over Zoom with a live art teacher, classes teach campers how to draw their favorite cartoon and comic characters from popular movies, comic books and TV shows. Dates: July 20 - July 30 Ages: 5 years - 12 years Contact: 724.544.6501

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Sports, Movement & Water

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  • Ritz Carlton Tennis Camp: In Key Biscayne, this camp has a variety of activities to engage the kids in the sport of tennis in a safe and fun environment. Activities will include Tennis Instruction and Matchplay for all levels of campers. Dates: June 7 - August 13 Ages: 5 years to 16 years Contact: 305.365.4300

  • Sports Programs @ Ransom Everglades: Ransom gives opportunities to engage in sports and other activities through a variety of one-week camps. These interactive, skill-building camps are hosted by master teachers and varsity coaches in a variety of activities. Each camp is structured in half-day increments with the ability to combine activities for a full-day experience, with lunch then included.  Dates: June 7 - August 13 Ages: 9 and up Contact: 305.460.8874

  • Crandon Golf Academy: This is a camp for golf lovers! They have camps for all golf levels and teach all the components of the game Dates: June 7 -August 20 Ages: 6 years - 14 years Contact: 786.253.2548

  • Coconut Grove Sailing Club:  As the name states, this is a sailing camp organized to give each camper opportunities for individual growth, learning new skills, making friends, developing teamwork and how to sail safely. The camp is geared toward all ages and skill levels. Dates: June 14 -July 20 Ages: 6 years - 17 years Contact: 305.444.4571 ext 11

  • Summer Sailing Program @ KBYC:  KBYC offers sailing, kayak, and marine science camps. Campers navigate to the mangroves and sandbars around Biscayne Bay. The campers will learn about the environment and the sea life of Biscayne Bay through sailing adventures. Dates: June 7 - August 13 Ages: 6 years - 18 years Contact: 305.361.9171

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Preschool Based

 
  • Centner Academy: Innovative new school in the heart of Design District offering sports, STEM, water activities, and more. (Please note this camp does not enforce mask use 😷) Dates: July 6 - July 30 Ages: 2 years - 11 years Contact: 305.576.6070

  • Nature and its enchantments @ KLA Schools: This reggio-emilia inspired school carefully designs programs, children engage in meaningful experiences such as: spanish immersion, construction, arts and culture, music, and theater. Experiences vary based on location. Dates: June 15 - August 6 Ages: 3 months - 5 years Contact: 305.865.2678

  • The Factory of Fun Summer Camp @ BIA: A bilingual camp designed to engage students through different activities such as building friendships, character building, and fun. Dates: June 12 - August 18 Ages: 1 year - 8 years Contact: 954.642.2332

  • Jetsetters Summer Camp @ Brickell Heights Preschool: Small preschool located in the 4th floor of Brickell Heights. Campers will learn about specific countries, doing hands-on science experiments, in-house field trips, athletics and other fun activities. Ages: 4 years - 12 years Contact: 786.530.2716

Dance

 
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  • Dance Camp @ Ayala Royal Ballet: At this small elite vocational dance school will enjoy an intensive program that focuses on classical training with an emphasis on proper execution and precision without missing all the fun that dance brings! Each week a different theme from Disney princess, LOL, Makeup & Nails etc. is explored. Ages: 3 years - 17 years Contact: 305.763.2214​ Ages: 3 years - 17 years Contact: 305.763.2214

  • Summer Dance and Spanish Dance Intensive @ CEA & CEC:  this camp offers aspiring dancers and dance students a well-rounded and comprehensive experience in dance.  Led by Danella Bedford and Marisol Moreno, the CEC Dance Intensive is designed to strengthen students’ dance technique, artistry, and creative capabilities, Dates: June 14 - July 16 Ages: entering 4th grade and above Contact: 305.227.1149 and summer@conchitaespinosa.com

  • Mini Summer Camp @ Miami Dance Project: Campers will participate in fun dance classes such as ballet jazz hip-hop tap contemporary salsa and Zumba. Campers will also participate in field trips fashion shows and more activities. Dates: June 14 - July 30 Ages: 3 years - 8 years Contact: 305.595.1115

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Museum, Science, & Education

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  • Frost Science Summer Camp: Our favorite museum based camp. Camps unleash the power of science through their weeklong camps at amazing state of the art facility. Activities including astronomy, engineering, marine biology, and paleontology. Camper discover the creative brain and the science behind art, recreate amazing inventions, test the physics of flight behind pterosaurs and even launch into outer space for a summer you will never forget! Dates: June 14 - August 13 Ages: Pre-K - 5th grade Contact: 305.434.9564

  • Summer Camp @ Coral Gables Museum: This camp explores the City of Coral Gables through a variety of disciplines and takes advantage of the many cultural destinations and activities that The City Beautiful and the Museum have to offer. Dates : June 21 – July 23 Ages: 5 years - 12 years Contact: 305.603.8067

  • Moonlighter Makerspace: This camp is a virtual maker experience camp engineered to be done safely at home.  A new project theme each week challenges your young maker to think critically, curiously, and creatively. Campers have a balance of on-screen time, with 1-on-1 time with Lead Instructor, as well as real hands-on activities. All tools and materials will be delivered to your home. Dates: June 9 - August 20 Ages: 7 years - 12 years Contact: 305-699-2041

  • Bricks 4 Kidz: With specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz models, LEGO games galore, fun educational activities, and plenty of time for free-play, Bricks 4 Kidz camps are highly rated as some of the best in promoting S.T.E.M. learning. Camp activities are built around themes kids love, like Amusement Parks, Space, Robotics, Super Heroes, Minecraft and more. Dates: June 14 - August 20 Ages: 5 years - 12 years Contact: 786.208.2559

  • Ivy Camps USA: This summer, Ivy Camps is offering three unique summer camps. These camps cover the topics: Arts, Media and Communication, STEM/STEM, and Business Leadership. In each camp, students develop skills through comprehensive instruction, role-play activities, and the pursuit of original projects led by students. Dates: Programs starting every two weeks July 5-August 16 Ages: 6 years-14 years Contact: 813.767.8740

 

En Español

  • Day Camp La Llanada @ Miami Horse Country: As every year camp La Llanada surprises campers exposing them to classic outdoor camping activities. Campers enjoy activities such as kayaks, bow and arrow, sports and horsemanship once a week. Dates: June 14 - August 6 Ages: 4 years - 10 years Contact: 305.390.0476

  • Camp Guaikinima @ Virginia Historic Beach Park: This Camp is all about connecting with nature and others through engaging sport and social activities,  learning new talents, self-assurance and having fun in a healthy and safe environment. Designed to expose children to live challenging, competitive and healthy adventures plus Spanish immersion program. Activities include: Climbing wall, Kayak and Sports. Sleep away available. Dates: June 14 -August 13 Ages: 4 years - 12 years Contact: 954.907.1242

 

Parks & Recreation/Community Centers

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  • Zoo Camps @ Zoo Miami: Combining education with entertainment kids learn about animals, environmental conservation and wildlife. Activities include animal encounters, interactions with zookeepers and playtime. Dates: June 14 - August 20 Ages: 4 years - 12 years Contact: education@zoomiami.org

  • YMCA Miami Camps: Summer Camp at the Y offers a variety of adventures from sports, to science, art, aquatics and fitness and camps in South Florida’s natural habitats where campers will go kayaking exploring marine life and more. 

  • ​Miami Dade Parks Summer Camp: Offers a wide range of outdoor camps to kids at park locations throughout the county. Camps include programs for general activities, swimming, sports, environmental and children with disabilities. Contact: 786.315.5410

  • North Miami Beach Community Center: North Miami Beach resident camper can enjoy weekly field trips, arts and crafts, sports, supervised activities and lots of other fun Dates: June 10 - August 2 Ages: 5 years - 12 years Contact: 305.948.2957

  • Camp J @ Alper JCC Miami:  Campers enjoy age-appropriate activities like sports, art, STEM, swim, music and more.  Inclusive camp program. Dates: June 21 - August 13 Ages: grade K - grade 10 Contact: 305.271.9000

  • Camp Klurman @ MBJCC: This is the premier day camp on Miami Beach. Campers have daily instructional swim/boating, sports, performing arts, robotics, in-house entertainment, a variety of specialty camps and a Kosher lunch. Dates: June 14- August 20 Ages: 3 years - 8th grade Contact: 305.534.3206 ext. 235

Sleepaway

 
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  • Camp La Llanada Sleepaway Camp @ Lake Wales:  This 100% spanish sleepaway camp has activities to generate self-confidence, perseverance, coexistence, teamwork, that accept differences and achieve improvement. They have a culture of positive attitudes. Dates: June 14 - August 6 Ages: 7 years- 16 years Contact: 305.390.0476

  • Camp Guaikinima @  Fruitland Park, FL: This sleepaway camp is all about connecting with nature and others through engaging sport and social activities, learning new talents, self-assurance and having fun in a healthy and safe environment. Designed to expose children to live challenging, competitive and healthy adventures plus Spanish immersion program. Activities include: Wakeboard, Paintballing, and Water Skiing. Dates: June 27 - July 31 Ages: 6 years - 16 years Contact: 954.907.1242

  • Blue Star Camps: Blue Star offers six developmentally suited camp programs for boys and girls.
    Each camp has its own leadership and counseling staff, as well as an individual schedule of activities specially tailored to the interests and abilities of the campers. Jewish Camp. Dates: June 13 - August 1 Ages: Rising 1st grade - 11th grade Contact: 828.692.3591

Personalized / Innovative

 
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  • Summer Learning Pods @ Power to the Pencil:  This personalized camp is designed to provide the highest quality in-home childcare and academic enrichment with schedules full of creative activities and lessons that encourage curiosity, self-awareness, and growth mindsets. Dates: June 14 - August 23 Ages: PreK - Grade 5 Contact: 800.675.1079

  • My Time Summer Camp:  Campers will have the opportunity to have fun while practicing some valuable skills. My Time focuses on communication, social skills, sensory, motor and language development, attention, and cognitive skills. The camp is lead by speech and occupational therapists with lot of experience. Dates: June 14- August 13 2021 Ages: 3 years -7 years Contact: 305.632.3359​

  • Summer Sessions @ Christina Algeciras x Benestar Wellness:  Book club style workshops for tweens and teens with a focus on helping kids build self-esteem, self-compassion, resilience, and an overall sense of well-being. Activities include vision boards, journaling, music and expressive arts. Weekly virtual sessions. Dates: June 22 -July 30 Ages: 8 years - 17 years Contact: 954-532-8301

  • Mindful Summer @ Learn Outside the Box: This camp creates activities that elicit student creativity and questioning skills. They ensure that activities are fun, creative, and educational. They tailor to your needs by varying the classes we offer, from challenging and probing classes, to more fun and creative activities. Contact: 305.994.4089

  • Weekend PE: This is a customized camp experience held in your backyard for your kids and their friends. Campers to daily workouts, sports activities, classic PE games, and arts & crafts. Dates: Starting June 14 Ages: 5-12 Contact: 786.505.2970

  • A Mindful Summer: A Mindful Summer is a 7-week program designed to bring joy and peace to campers after a stressful school year. A Mindful Summer will teach children tools and coping strategies to deal with stress and anxiety. It will invite children to learn more about themselves so that they can strive to be and feel their best. This program will be offered at various indoor locations and will require a mask for certain activities. Dates: July 14-July 30 Ages: 7-9 10 Contact: 786.252.5368

  • Omega Learning Center - Doral: Summer tutoring programs in reading, math, and writing. Dates: June 14 - August 6 Ages: 6 years - 12 years Contact: 305.351.3031

Teens

 
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  • ICA Miami High School Portfolio Prep: ICA Miami’s two-week Virtual Portfolio Prep Program is developed for students interested in furthering their arts education. Taught by museum professionals and college mentors, this two-week online program equips participants with college readiness skills, such as advanced portfolio development and best practices on how to digitize their work. Students are introduced to new media and have the opportunity to engage with artists who have exhibited at ICA Miami. Free camp, application needed. Dates: June 21—July 2 Age: 13 years & up Contactibasualdo@icamiami.org

  • Dance Camp @ Ayala Royal Ballet:  At this small elite vocational dance school will enjoy an intensive program that focuses on classical training with an emphasis on proper execution and precision without missing all the fun that dance brings! Each week a different theme from Disney princess, LOL, Makeup & Nails etc. is explored. Ages: 3 years - 17 years Contact: 305.763.2214​

  • Summer @ Gulliver Prep: GP offers an in-person summer experience for every grade level and interest. Broadway, Athletics, and Engineering are just some of the camps available at Gulliver Prep! Dates: June 7 - July 2 Ages: PK - Grade 12 Contact: 305.665.3593 ext. 3327

  • Frost Young Musicians' Virtual Summer Camp: UM's talented and distinguished musical faculty provides group teaching, one-on-one coaching, master classes, informal jam sessions and fun camp concerts virtually. Dates: June 21 - July 16 Ages: Grade 5 - Grade 12 Contact: 305.238.8937

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Virtual

  • ICA Miami High School Portfolio Prep: ICA Miami’s two-week Virtual Portfolio Prep Program is developed for students interested in furthering their arts education. Taught by museum professionals and college mentors, this two-week online program equips participants with college readiness skills, such as advanced portfolio development and best practices on how to digitize their work. Students are introduced to new media and have the opportunity to engage with artists who have exhibited at ICA Miami. Free camp, application needed.  Dates: June 21—July 2 Age: 13 years & up Contactibasualdo@icamiami.org

  • ICA Miami Middle School Portfolio Prep: ICA Miami’s two-week Virtual Portfolio Prep Program is designed to prepare incoming 7th and 8th grade students who intend to apply to art magnet high schools. Participants will be guided by museum educators and college mentors to prepare for the competitive application process through portfolio review and sketchbook building exercises. Free camp, application needed.  Dates: July 12 - July 23  Ages: 11 years-13 years Contact: ibasualdo@icamiami.org

  • Drawing Camp @ Beaux Arts:  Well known Beaux Arts non profit puts together an amazing art program taught over Zoom with a live art teacher, classes teach campers how to draw their favorite cartoon and comic characters from popular movies, comic books and TV shows. Dates: July 20 - July 30 Ages: 5 years - 12 years Contact: 724.544.6501

  • Frost Young Musicians' Virtual Summer Camp: UM's talented and distinguished musical faculty provides group teaching, one-on-one coaching, master classes, informal jam sessions and fun camp concerts virtually. Dates: June 21 - July 16 Ages: Grade 5 - Grade 12 Contact: 305.238.8937

  • Moonlighter Makerspace: This camp is a virtual maker experience camp engineered to be done safely at home.  A new project theme each week challenges your young maker to think critically, curiously, and creatively. Campers will be have a balance of on-screen time, with 1-on-1 time with Lead Instructor, as well as real hands-on activities. All tools and materials will be delivered to your home. Dates: June 9 - August 20 Ages: 7 years - 12 years Contact: 305-699-2041

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* Disclaimer: Since 2012 we have been putting together our list of most recommended camps in Miami.  We research and talk to over 400 camps in the area, and we know almost everyone by now! We make recommendations based on interviews with local parents, camp organizations, and our own research from content provided. While we do our best to provide these recommendations we are not responsible for programs, changes to programs, or any liability that may arise from the use of them. Please contact camp organizations for additional information. Have a happy & safe Summer! ☀️