Our Top 10!

It is Summer again!  Whether you are a stay at home mom or a working mom or an “in between” whatever that means, we all need the info on summer camp programs!

As you probably know there are plenty of camp options in Miami, so how to choose? Our recommendations have always pointed to exploring and discovering those talents that help awaken our kids to find their passions and interests. Thus, summer should be seen as an opportunity to explore the individual potential of each child while enjoying the great outdoor and nature offerings that Miami has.

You will find that there are many options out there, but what makes our recommendations unique is that we do take the time to research and ask questions. Plus, we are moms and kind of know what we are looking for.

Like previous years, we have used different criteria to select our TOP 10; we have selected favorites according to main categories that are important to us and considered the needs of moms with kids of all ages. We have taken into consideration goals of programs, training of staff members, facilities, safety, enrollment options, the ratio of nature to indoor activities and other important considerations.

Without further ado here are our Miami TOP 10 Summer Camp Programs 2019…

@ Miami Country Day School

The oldest day camp in Miami is also one of the most comprehensive ones. Day 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 also available.

Ages: PK3 - 9th graders

Dates: June 10 - August 2

Cost: Varies according to program

Contact: 305.779.7200

@ Alexander Montessori

Alexander Camp is truly a combination of indoor/outdoor balance. The camp program is  designed toward fostering a sense enjoyment and engagement in young campers. Through a variety of stimulating activities, each child is provided with the opportunity to discover teamwork and sportsmanship, a love of learning, and renewed self-confidence - all while having a blast! They alternate indoor and outdoor events and have fun, rain or shine, at their 8,000 sq. ft. air-conditioned gymnasium!  

Ages: 18 months - 12 years

Dates:  June 17 - August 9

Cost: $215-$295/week
Contact:  305.665.6274.

@ Frost Museum

Camps at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Downtown Miami provide an unforgettable experience for children and pre-teens to dive deeper into the science of the museum. Campers explore the wonders of science including engineering, astronomy, marine biology, and tech. Campers also get a chance to dive into ocean exploration, tackle engineering challenges, investigate the world of the microscopic, explore the cosmos, and simulate their own volcanic eruption during this unforgettable summer of science. 

Ages: Grades K - Grade 8

Dates: June 17 - August 9  

Cost: $295 - $400 /week

Contact: 305.434.9564

​@ Virginia Historic 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.

Ages: 4 – 12 years

Dates: June 10 - August 9

Cost: $345/week

Contact: 954.654.0395

@ Miami Children's Museum

This Summer, MCM is kick-starting camper's creativity with hands-on learning and experiences. Each week campers will grab their tools, tinker, explore, imagine and create something extraordinary with simple everyday objects. Campers will also enjoy a weekly theatrical performances by their in house theater troupe, participate in outdoor recreational games and activities, work in their tinker lab, cool down mid-week with water slides, and attend field trips to various local attractions.

Ages: 4-10 years

Dates: June 10 - August 23

Cost: $198 members/$220 non-members/week

Contact: 305.373.5437 ext. 112

@ Adrienne Arsht Center

Does your child love to perform? They can learn from Broadway’s best! Camp Broadway enables theater-loving kids, ages 10-17, to develop their confidence, character and presentation skills through lessons in dance, acting, singing and ensemble performance! This 5-day program is open to all children, regardless of previous performing experience. Students will be immersed in an authentic Broadway process through a wide array of classes, workshops and experiences. The program will culminate in a special finale musical performance on the Arsht Center Stage!

Ages: 10-17 years

Dates: August 5– 9

Cost: $575 per week - Family price of $525 per sibling

Contact: 786.468.2299

​@ Whitten University Center

Each summer, Hurricane Aquatics hosts its popular Swim Camp. This celebrated day camp, based at UM's Whitten University Center outdoor pool, provides instruction in the areas of swimming in a group setting, springboard diving, and stroke technique. Their staff includes energetic and knowledgeable coaches and instructors who are eager to share their passion for the sport of swimming.

Ages: 7 - 12 years old

Dates: June 3 - August 3

Cost: $295/week

Contact: 305.284.4713

@ Innovative Pediatric Learning Center of Miami

I.P.L.C. Miami Summer Program is not just another summer camp. It is an enrichment program ran by highly qualified therapists which incorporates various therapeutic methods to provide children with individual intervention, small groups, social groups, sensory play, feeding intervention, yoga, music therapy, play therapy, self-regulation skills, school readiness, and more!
Ages: 18 months - 7 years old
Dates: June 10 - August 16
Cost per week: $500 weekly, with the exception of the week of July 1 - July 3 which is $300. 20% discount applied if all charges paid in full by Monday, June 3.
Contact: 786.622.2353

100% Spanish Day Camp and Sleepaway Camp Programs, designed and directed by experienced and completely bilingual camp professionals. Promotes personal growth, leadership and teamwork through awesome camp activities and competitive games in direct contact with nature. Day Camps: Miami Horse Country [10 minutes from South Miami] & Southwest Ranches [5 minutes from Weston]. Sleepaway Camp: Lake Wales, FL [1 hr from Orlando]

Ages: Day Camp: 4 to 10 y/o &  Sleepaway Camp: 7 to 16 y/o

Dates: June 16 - August 10

Cost: Day Camp: Starts at $360/week       Sleepaway Camp: Starts at $1,198/week

Contact: 305.390.0476

@ the Lowe Art Museum - University of Miami

Based at the inspiring Lowe Art Museum, campers explore various art techniques such as drawing, painting, sculpture, paper mache’, ceramics and much more. They will also be able to tour and get inspiration from the phenomenal first art Museum in South Florida. The Beaux Arts summer camps also help raise funds to support their unique children’s art education programs such as Hands On! which benefits Miami-Dade Title 1 schools, as well as other art programs.

Ages: 5 - 12 years old

Dates: June 10 - August 16

Cost: $450/ 2 week session

Contact: 305.284.1672

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