2017 Summer Camp Guide
Check out SocialMiami’s 2017 Summer Camp Guide for a list of great camp experiences for kids of all ages!
June 12 – August 25
Join Miami Children’s Museum this summer and travel around the globe! Each week children will discover different countries, cultures, art, music and science! Complementing the weekly themes, campers will explore the Museum’s galleries as well as participate in off-site field trips to fully immerse them in the different cultures, art, foods and music of each destination on their summer journey.
Weekly Camp Themes
Week 1: June 12 – June 16: Caribbean, Kick Off with Carnaval
Week 2: June 19 – June 23: Sight See in South America
Week 3: June 26 – June 30: Outdoors of Africa
Week 4: July 3 – July 7: Outback of Oceania
Week 5: July 10 – July 14: Southeast Asia. Sail the Southeast Seas
Week 6: July 17 – July 21: Asian Amazement
Week 7: July 24 – July 28: Migrate Through the Middle East
Week 8: July 31 – August 4: Europe and Yonder
Week 9: August 7 – August 11: Arctic Adventure
Week 10: August 14 – August 18: Navigate with Native North America
Week 11: August 21 – August 25: Discover the Floridian Frontier
Cost is $198 weekly for Museum members and $220 for non-members with sibling discounts available. Before care ($25 per week) and after care ($60 per week) are also available.
Camp Broadway 2017
Monday – Friday, August 7 – 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Camp Broadway is an immersive summer camp for theater-loving kids (ages 10-17), offering hands-on experience in theater, song, and dance. The program welcomes all skill levels, and no prior experience is required. The week-long program will culminate in a special finale performance featuring Shrek the Musical Jr.! Camp Broadway enables kids to develop their confidence, character and presentation skills through ensemble performance. The program is non-competitive and ensemble-based. A typical session includes master classes in voice, dance and acting, Q&A’s with industry professionals, and a backstage seminar with a production crew. Plus, campers have the opportunity to rehearse and perform on four different performance spaces at the Arsht Center, including the Knight Concert Hall. Campers will learn from Broadway’s best! The program is five days (40 hours) and includes official Camp Broadway t-shirt; Cast of Characters headshot; healthy lunches, snacks and water; and complimentary admission to the Family Finale performance. Tuition is $750.
Creative Arts Summer Camp
June 12 – August 18 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, will host its 2017 Creative Arts Summer Camp, five 2-week sessions for ages 6 through 12. Each session will offer a different theme to help kids experiment with a variety of art and design techniques in a creative environment. Campers are taught by art professionals, and all projects will be inspired by great works of art, dating from antiquity to the present day. Camp Schedule: June 12 – 23: Fairies and Trolls; June 26 – July 7 (no camp on July 4): Dragons and Knights; July 10 – 21: Heroes and Monsters; July 24 – August 4: Kings and Queens; and August 7 – 18: Mario and Sonic. Pre-care and after-care can be provided for an additional fee from 8:30 a.m.to 9 am. and from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $160 per 2-week session for the general public and $120 per 2-week session for MOCA members, North Miami residents and employees.
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
770 N.E. 125th Street, North Miami
YALA Youth Artist Learning Academy
June 12 – 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays
Florida Grand Opera’s learning academy is back and better than ever! If you are in grades 7 to 12, and an aspiring young classical singer, have a talent in creating the magic of the backstage world, or are a budding opera aficionado, this camp is for you. Held in FGO’s rehearsal studios, YALA is a three-week day-camp program where participants receive invaluable hands-on experience with leading industry professionals and performers. Each instructor at YALA is a nationally-acclaimed specialist in their field, selected specifically to offer campers a broad and accurate view of the world of opera. All participants will take a number of fun and engaging classes ranging from performance and diction to design and production. In addition, YALA participants attend exclusive workshops with Florida Grand Opera senior staff, master classes with industry luminaries, and roundtable discussions with mainstage FGO singers. The three weeks at YALA will conclude with a showcase performance in the Balfe Studio where opera stars from across the globe have rehearsed for Florida Grand Opera productions over the years. New this year – those who graduate from YALA 2017 will have the opportunity to repeat their final showcase in a professional performance at the new Pompano Beach Cultural Arts Center on September 16, 2017! Applications will be accepted until all spaces have been filled. Also available – optional Advanced Techniques from 4 to 5 p.m. and Career Trace Classes for an additional fee.
3 Robots – Gametech Institute Robotics Camp
Monday – Friday, June 26 – July 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Campers, ages 9 to 13, will build robots, learn about engineering, programming, have robot competitions, field activities and much more to round our their days! Cost is $565 per participant. Includes equipment, shows, fieldtrips and special events. Two sessions: June 26 – July 7 and July 10 – 21.
11000 Red Road, Village of Pinecrest
Monday – Friday, June 26 – 30 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The POP Collage workshop will focus on experimentation in collage techniques. Campers will learn simple ways to create interesting textures and patterns using paints, gel mediums, photo transfers and methods for working with magazines and text. Basic supplies and tools will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own favorite personal papers, photos, magazines and anything else to add to the art. Cost is $200 per participant. Materials and snacks are included.
Boys & Girls Clubs Summer Program 2017
June 12- August 4; Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The 2017 Summer Program at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade will be offered at four different locations, providing children the opportunity to learn values like friendship, honesty and teamwork by offering a safe and secure environment. Campers participate in fun indoor activities, including arts & crafts, computers, games, movies, basketball and more. Outdoor activities include all types of organized group games, and field trips are also offered to exciting locations – the movies, bowling, Chuck E. Cheese’s, swimming field trips for older groups and more. A free nutritious lunch and afternoon snack are provided daily at no additional cost, or campers may bring their own lunch. To register, parents must come in person to the specific Club where their child will be attending. Dates, duration and price vary depending upon club location.
Hank Kline Club, 2805 S.W. 32nd Avenue, Miami (305-446-2654) – 8 weeks $450; 4 weeks $250
Northwest Club, 10915 N.W. 14th Avenue, Miami (305-758-5753) – two 4-week sessions; 6/12-7/7 and 7/10-89/4 – $110
South Beach Club, 1200 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach (305-535-0070) – 8 weeks $200
Kendall Club, 9475 North Kendall Drive, Miami (305-279-3013) – 6/12-7/7 and 7/10-89/4 – $345
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade – 4 Locations
Summer Camp at Frost Science
June 19 – August 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dissecting squids, launching rockets and building lasers — it’s all in a day’s work during Summer Camp at Frost Science! After 50 award-winning years at the Coconut Grove location, Frost Science Museum is kicking off its inaugural summer camp season at its new home in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park. At Frost Science Summer Camp, students entering grades 2–5 will explore riveting, real-world subjects alongside inspiring educators and scientists who share their passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Campers will get hands-on with science through four different week-long camps themed around the amazing science featured at the museum, including: Crazy Contraptions (engineering); Shark, Shores and More (marine biology); Flying High (physics of flight); and All About You (the human mind and body). They’ll design a plane, meet the animals in the Aquarium, explore the universe in the state-of-the-art 8K Frost Planetarium and learn about the amazing human body and brain in four unforgettable weeks. Weekly cost is $350 for non-members and $295 for Frost members. Before and after-care available.
Summer Art Camp
July 17 – August 18 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Bass’ Summer Art Camp is back for children ages 4 to 12. It features hands-on art experiences that develop skills in a variety of media and teach about important artists throughout history, with each week devoted to exploring a particular theme with a multitude of activities. The 5-week program is taught by professional art educators daily, Monday through Friday. Campers are divided in to two age groups: ages 4 to 6 and ages 7 to 12. Camp is hosted in the museum’s newly designed Creativity Center where campers will enjoy visual art, multimedia and performing arts activities, as well as weekly adventures in Collins Park! Tuition is $200 per week for Museum dual/family members and $250 per week for non-members. After-care is available until 5:30 daily for an additional $10 per day per child.
The Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
786-436-6024 (Lisa Quinn, Education Manager)
June 26 – 30
Modeling Camp offers aspiring models, ages 11 to 17, the opportunity to explore the world or modeling and fashion this summer! Discover the model in you at its Miami Beach location! This summer, fashion camp in Miami introduces girls to the world of modeling and fashion and steps them through a series of workshops, photo shoots and daily challenges with top industry professionals. Featured on Good Morning America and NBC, Modeling Camp teaches girls about modeling in a fun, non-competitive environment, and they walk away not only with knowledge of the industry but with valuable life skills that they can apply to their everyday life. From fashion shows to photo shoots, from making your own TV commercial to meeting celebrity models…Modeling Camp has something for all fashionistas!
17375 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach
Summer by the Sea Camp Marine Science Day Camp
July 12 – August 4; Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Have the best summer ever at the Biscayne Nature Center’s Summer by the Sea Camp for kids, aged 8 to 12. Each camper will enjoy exciting, hands-on marine science explorations with a lifeguard-certified marine biologist. Campers will experience a sea grass adventure, kayak and snorkel alongside the Nature Center’s unique fossil reef, paddle board, dissect squid, make beautiful art projects, play fun science beach games, plus lots more. Camp sessions are June 12-16, June 19-23, July 26-30, July 5-7, July 10-14. July 17-21, July 25-29. and July 31-August 4. Sign up for one week, two weeks or all weeks! Tuition is $395 per week. Discounts available for returning campers and siblings. Campers provide their own lunches.
Center Stage Miami Dance Academy: Dance & Music Camp
June 12 – August 18
Be a free bird and dance to your own beat with your own choreography! At Center Stage Miami Dance and Music Academy, students will engage in educational activities with the basis of dance and music. With activities like dance and music classes, group games, movie time, photo shoots, acting classes, pony rides, field trips and a summer recital, campers will have something new to do every day during this 10-week program. Open to children ages 4 and up, with breakfast, lunch and snacks included. Cost for a 3-week package is $390 for full day and $240 for half day. For week-to-week payment, cost is $165 for full day and $100 for half day.
12th Annual Benny Fragela Summer Basketball Camp
June 12 – August 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Benny Fragela’s Summer Basketball Camp provides boys and girls, ages 5 to 15, with a structured basketball learning experience that encourages team participation and personal development. The camp focuses on improving camper’s fundamental skills while emphasizing offense, defense and shooting. Campers will receive top quality, fully-trained coaching through an excellent camper/coach ratio. Some of the top professional athletes in the world have been featured as guest speakers for campers to meet. Camp fee is $165 per week with multiple week and sibling discounts available. Each camper will receive a Benny Fragela 2017 Exclusive Camp T-shirt, the opportunity to participate in and win prizes and participation in BF Championship Friday. Camp weeks are June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 3-7, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4, August 7-11, August 14-18.
Wayside Baptist Church Indoor Gym
7701 S.W. 98th Street, Miami
Monday – Friday, June 19 – 23 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Campers, ages 10 to 16, will be taught by professional artists and designers to create fashion designs by recycling old clothes into new unique art garments. Learn to implement different techniques that include painting, fiber drawing, sewing, embroidering and collaging as you make several wearable pieces and have a fashion show at the end of the week. Campers need to bring recycled clothes for projects. Cost is $280 with materials and snacks included.
The MOZ-art Summer Music Camp
June 12 to July 8; Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Open to young singers. aged 12 – 17, who wish to learn Musical, Opera and Zarzuela, this four week musical journey will foster artistic growth and inspiration. Singing, theory, acting and performance. Free tuition; $25 registration fee.
2017 Summer Film Camp
June 12 to July 21; Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Florida Film Institute offers a summer partnership with the Coral Gables Cinemateque where 25 high school students, ages 13 to 18, will attend summer workshops. Students will focus on essential and practical aspects of commercial motion picture production, including script preparation, cinematography, lighting, sound recording, directing, acting and music. The program will feature instruction by South Florida Film Industry professionals. The total camp fee for six weeks is available at $695 plus a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee.
CGC’s Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
Little Revolt’s Miami Shakespeare Camp for Teens
July 27 – August 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Little Revolt’s Shakespeare Camp for teens, ages 13 to 17, is an intense, fun, busy, creative and joyful 12 days with an aim to create memories that will last a lifetime. Shakespeare Camp activities include Shakespeare original staging practices, costuming, talk-back sessions with adult actors, acting exercises, improvisation, movement, safe stage combat, Elizabethan era dance lessons, and more. Camp culminates in a final student performance. Camp fee is $440 for the 12-day camp.
Jungle Ed-venture Camps
June 12 – August 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jungle Island presents all-new exciting Jungle Ed-venture Camps, designed to keep kids, ages 5 to 12, engaged and thoroughly entertained over the long summer break. The 10-week-long, full-day camps are filled with educational hands-on animal encounters, arts & crafts, snack and story time, and fun and exciting themed activities. Cost is $215 per week, excluding taxes ($195 for annual pass holders). Discounts for additional siblings and early and late care is available at an additional cost. Lunch package also available.
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami
Theater Creative Camps and Broadway Bound
June 12 – August 4; Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Miami Childrens Theater runs camps in two locations, Coral Gables and Kendall, with a one of the top theater summer camps in the nation. Camp locations in Coral Gables and Kendall with a camp for younger actors (Creative Camps) and teen actors (Broadway Bound). Campers work four weeks on a big musical and then present the production for friends and family. This year summer camp shows are Jungle Book and Seussical for Creative Campers (5 through 12) and Les Miserables and Anything Goes for Broadway Bound campers (12 through 18). Camp tuition is $1,150 for four weeks and $2,000 for all eight weeks at the Alper JCC location. Sessions are June 12 – July 7 and July 10 – August 4.
War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Drive, Coral Gables
Alper JCC, 11155 S.W. 112th Street, Miami
French Summer Camp in Miami
Session 2 – June 26 – July 7 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Themes for weeks 3 and 4 of French Summer Camp, Session 2, are “World of Discovery” and “Wonders of Life.” Campers, ages 4 to 14, will enjoy a full day immersed in French culture and customs. Daily lessons in the French language, art, cooking, movie-making and photography. Native French teachers will lead camp days with a focus on food tasting, culture and geography with two Splash Days weekly on-site, accompanied by picnics and traditional French games. Weekly field trips, entertainment and sports too! Before and after-camp care also available. Tuition is $250 per week with sibling discounts. Includes language notebook, portfolio, a Summer Camp T-Shirt, and all arts & crafts materials. Optional lunch available for $25 per week.