For parents who want their children to stay active during the holiday break, Miami-Dade County Parks will offer a variety of winter break camps featuring sports, arts and crafts, fitness and field trips.
The general camp programs – for children ages 6 to 14 – will be held at more than 20 parks throughout Miami-Dade County.
Programs will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays from Dec. 23 until Jan. 3. Early drop-off begins at 7:30 a.m. and late pick-up is until 6 p.m. Camp will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Prices for these camps vary from $40 to $90 a week and financial assistance will be provided to those individuals who qualify.
There will also be specialized camps offered for children ages 4 to 16 that focus on a particular interest – golfing, wildlife, and hiking. These camps will be offered at Zoo Miami, A.D. Barnes Park, Arch Creek Park, the Deering Estate at Cutler, the Country Club of Miami Golf Course and the Crandon Golf Course.
The Winter Break Daze Camp at Zoo Miami is for children ages 4 to 9 who have a love for wildlife. At camp they will be able to interact with zookeepers, visit animal exhibits, learn about animals through live presentations and participate in enrichment activities.
EcoAdventures camps at A.D. Barnes Park and Arch Creek Park will offer various outdoor activities such as hiking and wildlife encounters for children ages 6 to 15. At the Deering Estate at Cutler children can explore the estate and learning about its surroundings. This camp is also designed for children ages 6 to 15.
Golf camp at the Country Club of Miami will be taught by a professional golf school and will cover fundamentals, full-swing and short game instruction. Although the camp is for children ages 8 to 15, younger golfers can join if they have previous experience.
Beginners golf camp for children ages 4 to 16 at the Crandon Park Golf Course will be taught by golf professionals and cover full swing, short game, putting, golf etiquette and rules and video analysis. There will also be an elite golf camp for children ages 8 to 16, which includes on-course play and lessons on course management and strategy.
Prices, dates, and times for these specialized camps vary.