CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 3, 2015) – There are limited spaces still available for full-time faculty and staff, students, and alumni who wish to enroll their children in the Department of Wellness and Recreation’s Mini Canes Recreational Sports Camp.
Celebrating its 20th summer at UM, Mini Canes Camp offers children ages 6-12 educational and recreational experiences in a high-quality, fun, and safe learning environment. The goal of Mini Canes Camp is to teach campers the importance of developing lifelong sports and recreation skills and a healthy lifestyle, all while having fun.
“Mini Canes Camp is not just a sports camp,” says Tom Soria, assistant director of intramural sports and director of camp at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center. “While sport instruction is a key component to our camp activities, we make sure to teach our campers the importance of living a life of wellness.”
Depending on the session, Mini Canes Camp sports offerings include basketball, kickball, flag football, and soccer. Daily swim lessons are a part of all sessions. Special events held throughout each two-week session include wellness education, arts and crafts, cooking lessons, and other special events, such as a carnival and visits from local organizations, such as Zoo Miami.
Mini Canes Camp is divided into four two-week sessions. Parents have the option to sign up their children for any combination of sessions, depending on availability.
Camp Session Dates
- Session 1: June 8 – 19
- Session 2: June 22 – July 2 (Closed Friday, July 3)
- Session 3: July 6 – 17
- Session 4: July 20 -31
The staff at Mini Canes Camp is made up of well-qualified professionals from UM, Miami-Dade County schools, and college students with an interest in recreation and education. Multiple staff members trained in child CPR/AED are on duty at all times.
Registration for all new campers must be done in person at the Herbert Wellness Center, located on the Coral Gables campus at 1241 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables. A parent/legal guardian must be present to register a child for camp and must have a C number and a current ’Cane Card or Alumni Card at the time of registration. To expedite registration, visit www.miami.edu/wellness/camp and download and complete the necessary enrollment packet before in-person registration.
Visit www.miami.edu/wellness/camp or email email@example.com for complete registration information and for more details about Mini Canes Camp.