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MDC Offers Fun, Educational Summer Camps for Kids and Teens

Registration is now open – Online enrollment available
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Miami, April 20, 2012 - Whether it is recording music, hitting a homerun, improving reading skills, or performing in a play, parents will find dozens of unique and educational summer camps for children of all ages at Miami Dade College (MDC). The options include sports, music, technology, art, robotics, dance, and much more. Registration is now open and parents are encouraged to enroll their children as soon as possible. The camps will be offered at MDC’s Kendall, North and Wolfson campuses. 

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

Here’s a sampling of some of this year’s summer camps at Miami Dade College:    

KENDALL CAMPUS:

Kids/Teen College

A variety of exciting learning opportunities are offered for children ages 7-9, 10-12 and teens 13-17 years old. Classes will include art, automobile design, business, CPR, dance, computers, math, reading, LEGO® (for 7-9 and 10-12 age groups), modeling, photography, theater, robotics, sewing, sports, and SAT preparation. Classes in the program begin as early as Monday, June 11, and ends Friday, August 10. Schedules and prices vary. Check the website for more information and to register or call 305-237-2976 for more information. 

Latin Jazz Experience at Hammocks Middle School

Participants will get the chance to develop 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 cost is $185 and lunch is not included. For more information, please call 305-237-2161. 

Montana Tennis Academy Summer Camp

The experienced and talented staff of Montana Tennis Academy incorporates a variety of age and skill-appropriate instructional methods. They will help students develop their fundamentals and enjoyment of the game. Sessions include foot-work drills, conditioning exercises, stroke development, game strategies and match play along with swimming and ping pong. Full day campers are welcome to bring or purchase their lunch. Open to ages 4-18. For information, email Marlene Shulman, mshulman@mdc.edu. To register, visit www.montanatennisacademy.net or call 786-246-8680. 

Rock Camp USA

Features intensive performance-oriented instruction given by some of the finest professional musicians in the country. Each camp is two weeks long, features student songwriting, recording in a state-of-the-art recording studio, and culminates with the young rockers giving a live performance in front of hundreds of people in their own concert. The cost of the camp is $595 and lunch is not included. For more information, please call 305-237-2161. 

Soccer Camp

This camp will provide a safe and fun environment with focus on technique. Each day will emphasize a specific theme which will work on strengthening the "Five Basics of Soccer" - passing, dribbling, receiving, finishing and heading. Small and full sided games will be played each day. Drop off time is 8 a.m. For information, please email Marlene Shulman at mshulman@mdc.edu. To register, please email sunblazersoccer@msn.com or call 786-333-3002. 

U-Works of Art Summer Camp

Students will have the opportunity to work with a variety of art media such as clay, acrylic paint, charcoal, pencil, watercolor, plaster, and printing. They will be able to engage in different forms of art to express their own creations and enhance their multi-sensory skills. This camp is for students in grades 6-12 and will be held at Hammocks Middle School beginning June 18 and July 9. The cost is $185 for each session. For more information, please call 305-237-2161. 

Wild Things Happen

Children ages 5-11 will enjoy activities that include: computers, arts and crafts, reading for fun, swimming, dancing, indoor games, field trips and more. The first session begins Monday, June 11, and the last session begins Monday, August 6. The cost is $153 and lunch and snack is included. For more information, please call 305-237-2161. 

NORTH CAMPUS:

Performing Arts Camp

Designed for ages 6-12, the focus of this program will be on the performing arts, while exploring other creative activities such as crafts, make-up, costuming, and arts history, as well as introduction to various dance styles such as ballet, hip-hop, jazz, belly dance; as well as voice, acting, and modeling. Breakfast, lunch and mid-day snack are included. The camp begins Monday, July 23. Cost is $255. 

Teen Art Camp

Start building your art portfolio now. Register for this hands-on art camp and learn about studio drawing and different drawing concepts. Each student will complete work in charcoal drawing, canvas acrylic painting, and multi-media. For their culminating project, students will put together a closing art show for family and friends to share their projects at the Art Gallery of MDC’s North Campus. Limited space is available Open to ages 12-17. The camp starts Monday, July 23 and costs $255. 

Junior Engineering 1 LEGO® Camp

This camp will provide hands-on learning and building exercises using unique LEGO® kits. Campers will creatively build and modify machines through basic engineering skills. Breakfast, lunch and mid-day snack are included. Open to ages 6-8. There will be three sessions beginning Monday, June 11 and costs $153 per session. 

Kidscene Environmental Camp (Ages 5-11) -$225

This three week camp will educate the students on environmental issues and living healthy. Students will get hands on experience with MDC’s organic herb and vegetable garden. Students will attend weekly field trips that are sports and fitness related. Breakfast, lunch and mid-day snack are included. Open to ages 5-11. The camp begins Monday, July 23 through Friday, Aug. 10. The cost is $225. 

Swim Camp

This camp is ideal for students of all levels of swimming who would like to receive direct training on water safety techniques, swim lessons, and stroke development. It is open to ages 5-15. Breakfast, lunch and mid-day snack are included. The cost is $153. 

Music Camps

There are three different camps for specific age ranges, which include the Elementary Junior Music Camp for ages 8-11, and the Intermediate Music Camp for ages 12-17 both begin Monday, July 30; and a Music and Entertainment Productions Camp for ages 12-17, which begins Monday, July 2. Each camp cost is $225 per camper. 

WOLFSON CAMPUS:

Etiquette & Leadership Skills for Teens

Teens between the ages of 12-17, will learn to develop confidence and self-assurance for social and professional situations by learning great leadership skills. Students will learn proper manners, posture, how to address adults, how to behave in public places, personal appearance, and do's and don'ts at dinner. Camp begins Monday, July 7 and the cost is $85. 

Create Your Own Song for Teens

In this course students will learn how to create their own song using Apple's popular music production software called Garage Band. The class completely reviews Garage Band in all of its facets including production, recording vocals and instruments, and mixing. By weeks end, each student will have a "hit song" to call their own. Basic music theory, history, and song format will also be covered. For additional information, please call 305-237-3120, or e-mail: sbaker2@mdc.edu. First session begins Monday, July 9 and the second session begins Monday, July 17. The cost is $110 per session. 

Digital Photography for Teens

This course provides an introduction to the fascinating technology that is catapulting the photographic world into the 21st century. Campers will learn the basics of digital photography, equipment, and software, the digital darkroom, printing, Internet and email use, along with commercial and personal applications. For additional information, please call 305-237-3120, or e-mail: sbaker2@mdc.edu. Camp begins Monday, June 4 and cost $110.   

Motorized Mechanisms by LEGO®

Students will learn basic principles of design technology, science and mathematics through a series of hands-on activities. Students will build and explore machines and mechanisms, investigate motorized machines, calibrate and capture wind and study gearing mechanism. The camp begins Monday, July 30 and cost $110. 

Los Prometeitos

Aspiring actors can once again participate in Prometeo Theatre’s program for children ages 6 to 12. Classes are in Spanish and run June 11-22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 305-237-3262 for more information. 

All the camps will allow children and students to enjoy their summer vacation in a fun and safe environment. Fees are subject to change without notice and courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment. MDC will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

For further information regarding additional summer programs being offered and to register online, visit http://www.mdc.edu/main/summercamps/ and select a campus; or call 305-237-0651.

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359, tcarroll@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist




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