Nature Camps at Deering Estate

The Learning Program’s Seasonal Nature Camps are offered during Teacher Planning Days, and over spring, winter, and summer breaks. Our camps aim to connect children to nature by allowing them to experience it first hand; campers will explore the park by hiking, biking, kayaking, snorkeling, dissecting, and much more! Every camp has a different theme and explores a different aspect of nature, allowing campers to have fun while also learning about different fields of science.

The Living Classroom at the Deering Estate serves as an environmental education center for all of Miami-Dade County, providing hands-on ecology, geology, marine biology, archaeology, history and art curricula to community youth and the general public. With some of the highest quality, most diverse natural resources remaining in Miami-Dade County, as well as a host of biologists and naturalists to share their knowledge, our Living Classroom also educates the community about preserving our biodiversity through responsible environmental stewardship. Utilizing our 450 acre property, our educational staff take our campers on an adventure filled with nature-themes activities, science experiments, hikes, games, and crafts.

Summer Camp

June 10, 2019  – August 16, 2019
Camp hours are from 9 am – 4 pm
Drop-off from 7:30 am – 9 am
Pick-up from 4 pm – 6 pm

Tentative Schedule – All Weeks 

Out of 365 days, there are 50 days of summer reserved for pure fun. At the Deering Estate’s Summer camp, we expect to make the most out of those 10 weeks of camp! Rain or shine, we will spend our time exploring the best nature has to offer. With a diverse array of ecosystems that capture the essence of Florida’s wilderness, we will encourage every child’s inner explorer. Hiking, biking, planting, kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, swimming, and discovering the endless possibilities at our 450+ acre park. Campers, ages 6-14, will dive into the mission of Deering Estate as they explore, learn, and become environmental stewards. During the week long sessions, the campers will get the chance to hike, play, and discover how they can contribute to the protection of our protected natural areas. Activities are nature based and include hiking, kayaking (age 9-14), science experiments, arts and crafts, and more! The Deering Estate’s Summer camp aligns with Miami Dade County School’s scheduled summer break.

Sibling Discount- 10%
First camper registered will be at full cost, and any additional sibling camper will be at a 10% discounted cost.

Members Discount – 10%
Deering Estate Foundation Members: please call (305) 235-1668 ext. 233 or register in person to receive 10% discount for each child.

Eco Explorers (Ages 6-8)

Cost: $175* for a five-day session (no daily rate)
Cost of Week 4: $140* (4th of July week, 4-day session)
*Please note that weekly field trips will be an additional cost (range $5-$15).

REGISTER ONLINE:

Week #1: June 10–June 14
Week #2: June 17–June 21
Week #3: June 24–June 28
Week #4: July 1–July 5 (No Camp July 4th)
Week #5: July 8-July 12
Week #6: July 15 – July 19
Week #7: July 22–July 26
Week #8: July 29–August 2
Week #9: August 5–August 9
Week #10: August 12–August 16

Expedition Deering (Ages 9-14)

Cost: $200* for a five-day session (no daily rate)
Cost of Week 4: $160* (4th of July week, 4-day session)
*Please note that weekly field trips will be an additional cost (range $5-$15).

REGISTER ONLINE:

Week #1: June 10 – June 14
Week #2: June 17 – June 21 SOLD OUT
Week #3: June 24 – June 28
Week #4: July 1 – July 5 (No Camp July 4th)
Week #5: July 8 – July 12
Week #6: July 15 – July 19
Week #7: July 22- July 26
Week #8: July 29 – August 2
Week #9: August 5 – August 9
Week #10: August 12 – August 16

Mini Camp

The Deering Estate offers one-day camps on select teacher planning days, as scheduled by Miami Dade County Schools.

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with before care from 7:30-9:00 a.m. and pickup from 4:00-6:00p.m. Cost: $40 per day.

2019-2020 Mini Camp Dates: Check back soon!

Winter Camp

The Deering Estate offers a winter break camp, which aligns with Miami Dade County School’s scheduled winter break.

2019 Winter Camp: Check Back Soon!

Spring Camp

The Deering Estate offers a spring break camp, which aligns with Miami Dade County School’s scheduled spring break.

2020 Spring Camp: Check Back Soon!

To register for Nature Camp by phone, call (305) 235-1668 ext. 233.
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Junior Naturalist (Ages 15-18)