Summer Camp enrollment now open for this year

Palmetto Bay parents with children ages 5 to 12 take note — summer is almost here and the official village summer camp begins on June 14 and runs through Aug. 6. Each day’s session runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Youngsters can participate for just a week or for the entire summer. Cost per child is $115 a week.

There’ll be lots of activities in the summer camp program to keep the kids entertained and happy, and maybe even learning something new. Activities include arts and crafts sessions, outdoor sports, indoor games, movies, weekly field trips, and swimming at Cutler Bay Pool.

New for this summer is the addition of the “radKIDS” Personal Empowerment Safety Education program, to provide valuable instruction to help youngsters stay safe. And that’s not all that’s new, according to Parks and Recreation director Fanny Carmona Gonzalez.

“We are now going to be including tennis for our summer camp kids,” Gonzalez said. “The basic camp fee does include that as well as your daily snack, camp T-shirt, your swimming field trip per week and your other field trips. There is no registration fee.”

Field trips will include visits to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts to watch the Broadway play, Mary Poppins, and trips to the Miami Seaquarium, Miami Science Museum, Wannado City and more.

“We also want people to know about our Counselor in Training program,” Gonzalez said. “We’re looking for high school kids 15 to 18 who want to serve as volunteers, counselors in training. They’ll be getting the experience they need should they want to serve as counselors later on, and they’ll be getting their community hours they need for their high school requirement.”

Registration for summer camp can be done at Village Hall or at any park in the village. For more information call Village Hall at 305-259-1234 or visit online at < www.palmettobay-fl.gov >.

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