Nature Adventure Summer Camps slate open house events, May 21

By Cathy Guerra….
Join Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures during an open house for their Nature Adventure Summer Camps on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the following Miami-Dade Parks area nature centers: Sense of Wonder Nature Center at A. D. Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72 Ave., and Bill Sadowski Park & Nature Center, 17555 SW 79 Ave. in Palmetto Bay.

This is a great opportunity for parents and their children to learn more about the EcoAdventures Nature Adventure Summer Camp programs available for youth and teens. The Youth Nature Adventure Camps have educational and fun activities such as exploring nature trails, interactive presentations, hands-on activities, field trips and more.

The Nature Adventure Camps for teens offers a variety of unique outdoor adventures, such as canoeing, paddle boarding, snorkeling and “swamp tromps.”

Nature Adventure Summer Camps are available at the following area locations:

Deering Estate at Cutler/Bill Sadowski Park & Nature Center, Eco-Explorers (ages 6-8) 17555 SW 79 Ave. in Palmetto Bay (Bill Sadowski Park), 305-255-4767 or 305-235-1668, ext. 233;

Deering Estate at Cutler, Discovery Camp (ages 9-11), 16701 SW 72 Ave. in Palmetto Bay, 305-235-1668 ext. 233, and

Sense of Wonder Nature Center at A. D. Barnes Park, Nature Detectives (ages 6-8) and Nature Explorers (ages 9-12) 3401 SW 72 Ave., 305-662-4124.

Deering Estate at Cutler, Camp Ikana Okee “Sea & Land” (ages 12-15), 16701 SW 72 Ave, in Palmetto Bay, 305-235-1668, ext. 233;

Matheson Hammock Park, Camp on the Sea (ages 12-17) 9610 Old Cutler Rd, in Coral Gables, 305-255-4767 (Bill Sadowski Park & Nature Center) Camp on the Sea offers convenient drop-off and pickup at A.D. Barnes Park and Bill Sadowski Park.

Tropical Park Fishing Camp (Freshwater), new, (ages 9-15) in partnership with Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission, 7900 SW 40 St. (Bird Road), 305-255-4767 or 305-365-3018.

For information about Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department call 3-1-1 or visit online at www.miamidade.gov/parks.

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