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Five Miami summer camps your kids will love

Written by
Andrea Carneiro

Summer break is just around the corner, but it’s not too late to sign up your offspring for the season’s best camps.


Parents love the 29-year-old camp for having two convenient locations in Miami (Pinecrest Gardens and the University of Miami campus) and catering to a range of interests: drama, robotics, magic, science, coding and, yes, dinosaurs. Sessions run for two weeks and include field trips, outdoor activities and swimming.
Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Rd. • University of Miami, 1330 Miller Dr, Coral Gables ( • Two-week sessions June 11–Aug 17 9:30am–3:30pm; $475–$585. Ages 5–12.

Summer Camp at Frost Science

Educators and scientists share their passion for everything STEM this summer, helping Miami students dissect squid, launch rockets and code games. The lucky campers spend time at Frost’s massive aquarium, its planetarium and various gallery spaces.
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd (305-434-9600). Weekly sessions June 18–Aug 10 9am–3pm; $350, members $295. Grades K–8.

Nature Camp at the Deering Estate

Kids get to spend the day swimming, hiking, kayaking and exploring the grounds surrounding the grand estate. Arts-and-crafts activities, science experiments and field trips round out the fun.
Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave (305-235-1668, Weekly sessions June 11–Aug 17 7:30am–5pm; $175–$200. Ages 6–14.

Ransom Everglades Summer Camp

Even the littlest campers can find something to keep them smiling at this traditional day camp, which takes place on a stunning campus that boasts Olympic-size pools and views of Biscayne Bay. Ransom offers archery, basketball, tennis, sailing, karate, yoga and more. Campers are separated into small groups by grade level and gender.
Ransom Everglades Summer Camp, 3575 Main Hwy ( Two-week sessions June 18–July 27 8:30am–4:30pm; $900. Grades Pre-K–7.

Westminster Warrior Sports Camps

Active kiddos don’t need to give up team sports in the off-season. These half-day camps offer a different sport each week, with instructors building up the tykes’ strengthening skills as well as a strong foundation in baseball, volleyball, soccer, basketball, football, lacrosse and tennis.
Westminster Christian School, 6855 SW 152nd St ( One-week sessions June–Aug 9am–noon; $165. Grades K–12.


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