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Summer fun in the parks


Re the June 15 article School’s out, let the summer fun in: As a busy working mother I wanted to share with others that our kids can enjoy that idyllic kind of summertime about which Ana Veciana-Suarez reminisces. A great place to let our children have time to enjoy things in nature while being safe and supervised, is one of the many Nature Camps run by Miami-County Parks. From the age of 6, kids can start being Nature Detectives and Eco-Explorers and can advance to the Camp by the Sea where older kids go out exploring a wide variety of places in kayaks, snorkeling, hiking and seeing places most residents of South Florida never see or even know about! You can find details at

Our son started at the age of 6, and has enjoyed a variety of these until he became a volunteer counselor a few years ago, and this summer he has his first job as a counselor. I recommend these nature camps because they let kids be outside, away from electronics, having fun, and learning about the wonderful part of the world in which we are all very fortunate to live.

Suzanne Koptur, Miami

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