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Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp

Ready for adventure? Spend your summer exploring 114 acres of protected Pine Rockland Hammock. Campers will participate in traditional camp games, crafts, swimming, sports and experience activities such as trail biking, science, cooking, archery, air riflery, reptiles, drama, woodworking, hiking, caves and so much more!

Reserve early, space is limited.

  • Camp Dragonfly

    Ages 6 – 8


    • Archery & Sling Shots
    • Swimming, Water Slide & Slip-n-Slide
    • Sports / Games
    • Crafts / Projects
    • Cooking, Drama, Nature, & Gardening
    • Caves, Reptiles, & Woodwork
    • Wheels on Wednesday – Bring a bike, scooter, skates, skateboard, and don’t forget your helmet
  • Operation Outback

    Ages 9 – 12

    Weekly rate $125 – Registration fee $15


    • Archery & Riflery
    • Swimming, Water Slide & Slip-n-Slide
    • Sports / Games
  • Campers Choice

    • Crafts / Projects, Go Green (Nature, Gardening)
    • Cooking, Drama, Dance
    • Caves, Reptiles, & Woodwork
    • Geo Cache, Science, Woodwork, Photography
    • Outdoor Recreation: Basketball, Volleyball, Gaga Ball, Horseshoes, Ping Pong
    • Trail Bikes, & Wheels on Thursday – Bring a bike, scooter, skates, skateboard, and don’t forget your helmet
  • LIT (Leaders In Training)

    Ages 13 – 14

    Leadership Skills

    • Teamwork, Responsibility, Handling Conflicts, Problem Solving, Innovation, Goal Setting
    • Planning, Designing, and Running Special Events for the younger campers
      Such as: Water Carnivals, Beach Parties, and Challenge Courses

    Also participating in activities

    • Archery & Riflery
    • Swimming, Water Slide & Slip-n-Slide
    • Sports / Games
    • Trail Bikes, & Wheels on Thursday – Bring a bike, scooter, skates, skateboard don’t forget your helmet

    Limited Space: 10 LIT’s per week

    Any camper turning 15 before June 12, 2023 is not eligible for camp. Proof of age is required.

  • Hours

    • Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
    • Early Bird 7:30 am – 8:00 am – $10
    • After Care 5:00 pm – 6 pm – $10
    • Regular camp drop off begins at 8:00 am
    • Curb Side Pick Up Service begins at 4:30 pm

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  • Facilities:

    • Bath house with separate men’s, women’s and ADA accessible showers
    • Large air conditioned dining hall and kitchen
    • Recreation patio with ping-pong tables and benches
    • Arts & Crafts room
    • Swimming pool, basketball courts, volleyball courts, softball field, open field space, horseshoe pits and tether ball
    • Archery and air rifle range
    • Nature trails and caves
  • Age Ranges:

    • 5 year old campers must be 6 by Aug. 18, 2023 in order to attend. Proof of age is required.
    • Any camper turning 15 before June 12, 2023 is not eligible for camp. Proof of age is required.

Themes for 2023

  • Week 1, June 12 – 16 Summer Vacation
  • Week 2, June 19 – 23 Survivor
  • Week 3, June 26 – 30 Sports-a-Thon
  • Week 4, July 3 – 7 Cowboys & Campouts
  • Week 5, July 10 – 14 CSI – Conservation, Science & Investigation
  • Week 6, July 17 – 21 Extreme Summer Games 2023
  • Week 7, July 24 – 28 NASA & Beyond
  • Week 8, July 31 – August 4 Greatest Show on Earth
  • Week 9, August 7 – 11 Raider of the Lost Artifact
  • Week 10, August 14 – 16 Awesome Endings

Program Fees

Program Fees
  • Registration Fee: $15, non-refundable, annually per camper.
  • Tuition: $125 weekly per camper.
  • Sibling Discount of 10%
  • Deposit 25 % Payment for the first week camper will attend must be paid in full
  • Early Bird Drop Off: $10/week/camper
  • Late Pick Up: $10/week/camper
Initial Registration/Deposits

Initial registration is processed through online registration at www.miamidade.gov

17001 SW 264th St.

Homestead, FL 33031

Tel No.: 305-247-6016

Registration is based on a First Come, First Serve Basis. Limited space is available. You are highly encouraged to pay in full for all weeks needed.

Summer Camp 2023 Registration begins, March 27, 2023


Deposits are an easy way to secure your child’s spot, provided the remaining balance is paid on or before Wednesday, prior to the week attending. For example: If registered for week of June 19 – 23, 2023, your remaining balance is due on or before Wednesday June 14, by 6 pm. At this time, deposits are NOT available online. Deposits must be paid through the camp office. The remaining balance can be paid online at any time, you don’t have to wait to pay the balance.

Weekly Payments

If a camper is enrolled with a deposit for a particular week(s), a payment of the remaining balance must be made to complete the registration and maintain their spot. Payment is required on or before the Wednesday prior to each week the camper is scheduled to participate.

Late Payment

Late payments result in a loss of deposit and spot for that week. Your camper will be placed at the end of the waitlist. Waitlist will be called beginning at 9 am on Thursday mornings. If space becomes available, a full weekly payment is required. Deposits are non-refundable/non-transferable.

Q&A: Health and Safety

Q. What health and safety procedures are youth camps required to follow during COVID-19?

A. Enhanced health screening and sanitizing procedures, social and spacial distancing, use of face coverings indoor and passive outdoor activities, use of cohort groups of no more than 10 campers and counselors, and no sharing of designated -equipment, camp supplies, and campers’ personal supplies and spaces. Limited sharing with gloves and frequent disinfecting may be needed for some outdoor and recreational activities.


Q. Will I or my child be required to complete a health screening or be tested for COVID-19 prior to registering for camp?

A. We understand your concerns. We will not require a health screening or COVID-19 test prior to camp start. We will conduct daily wellness checks on children at drop off including – checking the temperature of children and asking standardized CDC screening questions for adults regarding their children’s health.

Children with a temperature ≥ 100.4 or whose parent/caregiver answers “yes” to screening questions will not be permitted to register their child into any of our summer camps, and will be prevented from entering park facilities or the summer camp programs, unless their child has been cleared by a doctor, and written proof is presented as part of the screening process.

Children who exhibit physical symptoms of an upper respiratory illness (coughing, sneezing, running nose, fatigue, amongst others) will be sent home, will not be permitted to attend the program that day and are highly recommended to be monitored according to CDC guidelines.


Q. What are your plans to clean and sanitize camps?

A. Keeping camp areas clean is everyone’s responsibility. We have updated and enhanced park and camp program cleaning policies, which includes more frequent cleanings and disinfecting of highly used surfaces including tables, door handles, other surfaces, sports equipment and camp supplies, and other items used by campers. The public will be limited in their access of summer camp designated spaces, equipment and supplies used by campers. And, campers and employees are receiving regular training on best practices in personal hygiene in accordance to the CDC guidelines.


Q. Who is guiding your camp health and safety plans?

A. Like many communities, advice and counsel is at the highest level. Camp program managers and Miami-Dade Parks Department leadership are receiving guidelines and instruction from the Mayor’s Task Force, which is comprised on health experts who liaison with the national and MDC Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as selected individuals from the medical, legal, safety, and insurance fields. This Task Force routinely reviews all elements of PROS Summer Camp health and safety protocols as they pertain not only to camp, but to all our programs and operations .They are working diligently to provide our community and our parks with additional guidance specific to the summer program operations and the current COVID-19 situation.


Q. What are the limitations on group sizes for youth camps and who is included as a part of the group size?

A. Following MDC Executive Order No. 20-21 youth camps must limit group size to no more than 10 (children, counselors in training, and/or counselors). The group size requirement is for all camps – including sport camps, general camps, nature and accessibility camps — whether indoors or outdoors.


Q. Will everyone be REQUIRED to wear face coverings as part of the Summer Camp program?

A. Yes, with few exceptions. Campers and counselors will wear face coverings when indoors at all times and when transitioning between indoor and outdoor spaces. Face coverings can be removed when engaged in strenuous outdoor activities, when social distancing can be achieved, and when eating.

Parents/Caregivers (and all persons in the vehicle) are asked to wear face coverings at all times when registering, dropping off and picking up your child from camp. We ask that everyone wear face coverings in parks in accordance with Order No. 20-21.


Q. What are the social distancing guidelines for summer camps?

A. Individuals and groups must be spaced at least 6 feet apart during stationery and mobile activities.


Q. What are you doing to prevent someone from bringing COVID-19 into camp?

A. First, individuals and families must monitor their personal health, family situation and not let anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or who has been around anyone with COVID-19 symptoms attend summer camp. Per PROS policy, all employees and summer camp attendees receive an individual health questionnaire and symptom screening upon arrival to the camp site as part of daily check-in. These screenings apply to camp staff, participants, and adult leaders. Individuals who do not pass the a.m. daily screening will be sent home.

Each site has completed a COVID-19 Emergency Readiness site Re-Opening Checklist that includes additional health and safety standards to help prevent the spread of contagious diseases. Use of face coverings, social distancing practices, enhanced cleaning schedules of activity spaces, restrooms, eating areas and supplies and equipment, and the use of cohort groups are best practices announced by the CDC and MDC to include in re-opening guidelines.


Q. What if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 among the children, staff, or families?

A. In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 positive individual, prompt action defines the “inner circle” of a cohort group (those within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) as a “close contact” for contact tracing, isolation, and additional health monitoring.

If a staff member or camper within a cohort groups is identified as having a potential or confirmed case of COVID-19, the individual will not be permitted to come to camp for work or as a participant.

If a staff member or camper begins to show symptoms of an upper respiratory ailment, the individual will be isolated in a location previously identified as part of the camp’s communicable disease plan (CDP). Arrangements will be made for the staff member to return home or for additional medical evaluation. Confidentiality as well as prompt communication and care is important at the individual and contact tracing level. The individual staff member or camper will not be permitted to return to camp until they are cleared by a medical professional. Parents of campers in the cohort group will be notified at pick up that a staff member or camper was sent home because they showed symptoms of an upper respiratory ailment and asked to monitor their camper. It will be up to the parent’s discretion if they choose to have the child continue with the camp program. Refunds will be issued upon request.

Sources and additional layers of “low-risk” contacts are identified in the “outer circles” of the cohort group interactions and may or may not include other camp groups.These groups will be notified as necessary, using the small group and cohort strategy . Contact tracing can be undertaken promptly by trained professionals and in coordination with local and state health resources, with isolation and health monitoring implemented expediently.

In addition, employees are to follow all County HR protocols for care in accordance to CDC guidelines.


Q. Where can I go for additional information on Health and Safety best practices for my children during this summer?

A. In order to provide a safer and responsible environment to serve children and families in Miami-Dade County and to deliver services in the “New Normal” for childcare facilities, summer and sports camps, and after school programs adhere to the following guidelines and regulations from:

American Camp Association, Camp Operation Guide Summer 2020 https://www.acacamps.org/resource-library/coronavirus/camp-business/camp-operations-guide­ summer-2020
Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF} https://myflfamilies.com/service-programs/child­ care/covid-19-faqs-provider .shtmI
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC} https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/201 9- ncov/community/schools-childcare/guidance-for-schools.html
Florida Department of Education (DOE} http://www.fldoe.org/em-response/index.stml
Florida Department of Health guidelines http://www.floridahealth.gov/
Miami-Dade County general reopening guidelines on page 21 of the "New Normal, A Guide for Residents and Commercial Establishments" https://www.miamidade.gov/information/library/new­ normal.pdf

Please download the Parent Handbook for camp rules and procedures. We thank you for your patience as we strive to provide a fun and safe camp experience for your camper. To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in any Miami-Dade Parks sponsored program or meeting, contact Gisel Pardo, 305-755-7848 or Gisel.Prado@miamidade.gov at least 7 days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service)