Summer is approaching, school’s almost out and your kids need something to do in Coconut Grove.
Maybe you think they should learn to sail or what if they try out martial arts or learn to play the guitar. You don’t have to go far. The Grove has all these this and more for your kids to enjoy during their time off from school
Here are some places where they can make new friends and create long-life memories.
Coconut Grove Sailing Club
2990 So. Bayshore Dr.
Camp times: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
In 1946, the Coconut Grove Sailing Club was founded by Miami residents who shared an interests in sailing and volunteering.. It is a safe space for those interested in water activities and learning more about the water. Their summer program starts June 12 and continues until August 11. Each week’s session is $475. Children of ages 6 to 17 can learn to to rig and launch boats, spout sailing terminology, develop wind awareness and sail a race course.
School of Rock
3015 Grand Ave, Ste 220
Camp times: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Franchised all over the world, School of Rock is the place for those who love rock n’ roll. This program offers a wide variety of music camps and workshops for children who want to learn to play guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals. Unlike other summer camps, this program sponsors one-week sessions throughout the summer for ages 6 to 18. Each one costs $420. “It connects the community in ways that it wouldn’t before,” said Sid Desman, studio coordinator. “Every time we perform, it helps the businesses in the area.” There is also an all-star program, in which students will have to audition and judges will choose someone to be a part of a music tour. The program also provides an opportunity for children to record.
White Tiger & Dragon Martial Arts
3051 SW 28th St.
Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
If your child has an interest in martial arts, White Tiger and Dragon offers affordable sessions for children to learn self-defense techniques like American Kenpo Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial arts like kickboxing. Children ages 5 to 15 have the opportunity to be part of a community that helps to build their confidence and learn lifelong habits of physical health. They also focus on anti-bullying and human trafficking awareness. The program starts June 8 and will continue until August 16.
2620 S. Bayshore Dr.
Camp times: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Founded in 1990 by Harry Hogan, Shake-A-Leg Miami is a non-profit water sports facility that provides mentors for people ages 6 and up. Their mission is to utilize the marine environment to help people of all ability levels. In the summer, the program offers two camps. One camp called the Marine Academy offers water activities so that students can learn from certified teachers from Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Another camp is called Adventure Island Camp, whereas children will spend their day doing activities like kayaking, sailing, fishing and swimming visiting islands such as, West Island Nature Park and Paradise Island 305. Both camps start on June 12 and will continue until August 4.
This story was produced by a Caplin News student in conjunction with the Coconut Grove Spotlight.