EVIDENCE AND ARGUMENT
Say you never win an argument with your kid? That’s a good thing at the Hurricane Debate Institute, the Summer Speech and Debate Camp at the University of Miami in its 22nd year.
Three weeklong sessions are open to middle school and high school students June 10 - June 28.
Tuition depends on the program the student is participating in. The $100 deposit is due now. Camp is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call 305-281-2705, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit debate.miami.edu/workshops.
Girls Empowerment and Mentoring is a summer arts program in its fourth year. Art matters here, said Program Director Vivian Greer-Digon.
At this camp, held at the Women’s Park, 10251 W. Flagler St., girls ages 11-16 can expand their imaginations through a 10-week program. Classes include photography, screenwriting and film, ballroom dancing, painting, knitting, theatre and music. A Mandarin-only-speaking professional will teach the Oriental arts dance classes. Participants also learn about women’s history.
The cost is $75 per week. Hours are 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and classes are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Call Greer-Digon at 305-271-0812 or register at www.miamidade.gov/parks/home.asp.
FIRST GIRLS CLUB
This summer camp for girls is owned and operated by state-certified teachers and is located at the Hillel Student Center, 1100 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. At the First Girls Club girls learn arts and crafts, dance, recreational swimming, cooking, etiquette and reading. The mission at FGC is for girls to develop character and build lifetime friendships.
There are three two-week sessions. The cost is $400 tuition with a $25 registration fee and $50 lunch fee. Fees are slightly less the second session because of the July 4th holiday. For more visit www.fgccamp.com.
MAKE NEW FRIENDS
Outdoorsy campers will enjoy Girl Scout Summer Adventure, open to girls 5-17. There are three locations, Camp Choee, 11347 SW 160th St., Camp Mahachee, 9950 Old Cutler Rd., Camp Little House, 6609 SW 60th St. In our house, we remember fondly one of the slogans at Camp Mahachee: “No ‘P’ in the ‘OOL.”
These fun and adventurous camps includes sessions like “Warriors and Wizards,” “Cooking Mama,” “Mermaid Mania,” “Sangam Style,” which is all about India. Cost is $100 for Girl Scouts and $112 for non-Scouts. Registration fee is $10. There are field trips and overnights.
To register call Lois Auerbach at 305-253-4841 ext. 252 or write her at lauerbach@girlscouts
Miami Beach teens in grades 11-12 are eligible to be interviewed for the Counselor in Training Program. Participants learn the skills to become future recreation professionals. Teens must participate the full nine weeks and are trained by City of Miami Beach Parks and Recreation staff.
Teens should apply in person, with their last report card, at the camp of their interest no later than May 23. Enrollment in the program is limited. Activity fee is $75.
For this and more on camp options through the City of Miami Beach Parks and Recreation, from toddlers to students in 12th grade, go to miamibeachfl.gov/parksandrecreation.
Certified Florida teachers help students build confidence and social and learning skills at Wise Choice Summer Camp held at three locations — University of Miami Summer Camp, Summer Camp in Kendall and Florida International Summer Camp.
Campers play football, soccer, volleyball, box ball, dodge ball, and race in relays. Campers are ages 5-14 and
sessions are June 10- Aug. 9. Weekly rates start at $200 and there is a $50 registration fee. Includes camp T-shirt and bag, all activities plus lunch and Friday pizza parties.
Go to www.wisechoicesummercamp.com/Fitness-Game-Camp.html%20 or call 305-630-3600.
CHIP SHOTS AND PUTTS
Your mini-Phil Mickelson or Paula Creamer can learn how to get on the green quickly at the historic Miami Springs Golf Course, 650 Curtis Pkwy., close to Northwest 36th Street and the Palmetto Expressway.
Beginning and intermediate boy and girl junior golfers, ages 7-17, are invited to learn golf rules and etiquette, strategies, long drives, pitching and putting on the course where legendary golf pros played. The PJA Golf Summer Camp at Miami Springs Golf Course is supervised and taught by PGA Certified Professional Instructor Philip J. Argianas and options include full or half day schedules. There’s even a free golf clinic on May 18 for campers who register early with a drawing for a free set of U.S. Kids Clubs.
“There will be a lot of instruction and personal attention,” Argianas said. “It’s very kid-friendly and campers will have access to short game practice, putting greens and get out on the course.”
Weeklong sessions start June 10 and run through Aug. 9. There are fun contests and prizes daily. Half-day camp is $175 and full day is $280 per week for early registration. Lunch is included for full day camp and 10 percent discounts are available for Miami Springs residents and for siblings. Contact Argianas with any special requests or details about your camp needs. Visit www.pjagolfpro.com or call 305-238-7507.
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Remember private schools, churches and temples have wonderful summer programs too.