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Miami, April 17, 2013 - Kids and teens can sharpen their skills while recording their own music, playing with Legos, performing on a stage, learning new technology, playing sports, creating art, and more at dozens of exciting summer camps offered by Miami Dade College (MDC) at its Kendall and North Campuses, MDC’s Koubek Center in Little Havana, and several outreach centers. 

Below are some of MDC’s 2013 Summer Camps:   

The North Campus will be offering several specialized camps this summer.  Among them a Collision Cars LEGO® Camp beginning on June 24 for children 9-13 which incorporates exploration, problem solving, and risk-taking with a goal of learning and experimenting with how machines work using LEGO® kits. The Robotics Camp, which starts July 8, will give teens an opportunity to work with programming software and robots while learning the principles of mathematics and physics, prototype constructions and elements of mechatronics. That’s not all; children and teens also may join the CSI Camp, to experience what it takes to work as a CSI agent in the field.  If they prefer the arts, they may join Camp Wannadraw: Fine Arts and Crafts to enhance their creativity and artistic skills, or join the music or sport camps.

In addition to those specialty camps, North Campus also offers a more traditional summer camp Kidscene Camp where children ages 5-11 will participate in weekly fieldtrips, swimming, reading program, social skills, sports, music and environmental activities. 

This year, Prometeo Theatre’s Prometeitos camp will take place June 10 – 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at MDC’s Koubek Center. Activities include acting, singing and dancing for children ages 6 – 12. In addition, older kids can sign up for Discovering the Actor in Teens, a beginners-level acting course that teaching ensemble technique, which will be held Saturdays, May 18 – August 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Prometeo Theatre  at the Wolfson Campus. For more information, please visit www.prometeotheatre.com.

The Art Portfolio & Color Camp, located at Hammocks Middle School is open for students entering 7th and 8th grade who are familiar with drawing and want to learn advanced drawing skills. Students will be introduced to the different color relationships, color mixing and layering techniques, and the steps for planning a painted composition. For those interested in creating portfolios for magnet schools, they may bring in their work at the beginning of the session to be analyzed and used during the two weeks of classes to fill in any gaps in their skills. For more information please call (305) 237-2161. 

Also, at Hammocks Middle School, the Latin Jazz Experience camps will teach budding musicians skills in jazz improvisation, music theory, and gain a better understanding of both traditional jazz and Latin Jazz styles. The campers will be able to make friends, perform in small groups and jam with some of Miami’s top jazz instructors. The following instruments are welcome: piano, bass, guitar, drums, woodwind, brass, strings. The camp meets daily Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch is not included. For more information, please call 305-237-2161. 

The Kendall Campus’ Kids/Teen College Program offers an educational and fun environment where kids, teens and parents can customize their schedule and choose from an array of classes and activities such as robotics engineering by LEGO®, computer training, sports and fitness, science, theatre, dance, test preparation, among many others. The classes are offered during the morning or afternoon, giving kids and teens the choice of attending half day, or spend the entire day, just like if they were attending College! The program is offered to children ages 7-12 and to teens from 13 – 17.  The classes are divided in three different age groups.  For a complete schedule of classes, please visit http://www.mdc.edu/ce/kendall/kidsteencollege/  or call 305-237-2976. 

Also at Kendall Campus, the Montana Tennis Academy Summer Camp is open to kids and teens ages 4 – 18. Sessions include foot-work drills, conditioning exercises, stroke development, game strategies and match play. Full day campers are welcome to bring or purchase their lunch. To register, visit www.montanatennisacademy.net, or call 786-246-8680. 

Children ages 5 – 11 can get a full day’s dose of swimming, dancing, computers, arts and crafts, reading, indoor games, field trips and more at the popular Wild Things Happen camp at the Kendall Campus. The first session begins Monday, June 10. Lunch and snack are included. For more information, please call 305-237-2161.  

Fees vary for each camp and are subject to change without notice and courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. MDC will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

 

For more information, please call 305-237-2343. A complete description of each summer camp is available at www.mdc.edu/main/summercamps

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359, khill1@mdc.edu, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366, rromero3@mdc.edu, media specialist




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