Deering Nature Camps

campers enjoying a camp fire during winter camp
Campers enjoying a mango milkshake after a hike.

The Learning Program’s Seasonal Nature Camps are offered during select Teacher Planning Days (Mini Camp) and over Winter, Spring, and Summer breaks, aligning with Miami Dade County School’s.  Our camps aim to connect children to nature by allowing them to experience it first hand. Campers, ages 6-14, will dive into the mission of Deering Estate as they explore, learn, and become environmental stewards. Every camp session has a different theme and explores a different aspect of nature, allowing campers to have fun while also learning about different fields of science. With a diverse array of ecosystems that capture the essence of Florida’s wilderness, we encourage every child’s inner explorer. Hiking, biking, planting, kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, swimming, dissecting, and discovering the endless possibilities at our 450+ acre park.

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

Winter Camp: The Deering Estate Winter Camp aligns with Miami Dade County School’s scheduled winter break.

Spring Camp: Our Spring Camp aligns with Miami Dade County School’s scheduled spring break.

Summer Camp: 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. During the week long summer sessions, the campers will get the chance to hike, play, and discover how they can contribute to the protection of our protected natural areas. The Deering Estate’s Summer camp aligns with Miami Dade County School’s scheduled summer break.

The Deering Estate has moved to more user-friendly online registration system for our camp, programs, and events. All registrations require a new Household Account, even if you had a Household Account with us in the past. This easy-to-use and fully online system allows you to register for upcoming programs, and view past and future registrations at any time, all from the comfort of your home. To help make this transition smooth, please create your household account today by clicking here.

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Learning Programs

Upcoming Camp

  1. Discover Deering

    December 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. Winter Camp

    December 21 - December 23
  3. Mini Camp (Teacher Planning Days)

    March 26, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. Spring Camp “Splash into Spring”

    March 29, 2021 @ 8:00 am - April 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm