City Trekker Summer Camp 2017 offers 10 weeks of fun, educational activities for children ages 5-12, from June 12th through August 18th, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. City Trekker Summer Camp explores the City of Coral Gables through a variety of disciplines and takes advantage of the many cultural destinations and activities that The City Beautiful and the Museum have to offer. Through exhibits, special presentations, art activities and field trips campers will learn about art, nature, design, history and more!
Campers will also enjoy some splashin’ fun with a trip to Venetian Pool every session!
The Coral Gables Museum provides a safe place to create, play and learn. Campers will be grouped according to age. Shirts, field trip fees, and Friday pizza lunch are included in the registration fee. Family and friends are invited to join the campers every Friday at 4pm for Friday Finales, special presentations featuring creative projects and accomplishments from the campers’ week-long adventures.
Into the Wild-Pre-Historic to Now
Take a walk on the wild side with Coral Gables Museum! City Trekkers discover what Coral Gables looked like 10,000 years ago! They travel through time to explore extinct species, participate in an anthropological excursion at Deering Estate, and learn all about native and non-native species of today, their habitat, and what we can do to protect them.
Explorers (10-12) make their own life size dinosaur!
June 26th-July 7th (Closed July 4th)
Campers design a health and wellness focused city! Our “junior urban planners” will design and build gyms, parks, and open air workout areas. They will visit various local parks and fitness destinations to discover why it is so important to stay active, stay fit! Special guests will facilitate mindfulness, yoga, and obstacle course exercise sessions. Campers learn their local community can help them develop healthy habits for the future!
Explorers (10-12) learn about nutrition through an expertly facilitated interactive activity
Inspire the builders of tomorrow! The sky is the limit of what our campers can create using this acclaimed play and learn universal system.
Campers will face new building challenges each day using their favorite toy building bricks. Guided field trips will ignite their creativity and inspire them to design cities, theme parks, buildings, bridges, robots, rockets, vehicles, and fantasy world of their own making.
Explorers (10-12) will also delve into the world of Minecraft. Exploration, resource gathering, and crafting activities will make for a fun and engaging summer camp!
July 24th– August 4th
When words and images collide! Campers create their own illustrated books through art and creative writing workshops! Campers use a variety of mediums to design magazine covers, cartoons, comic strips and even dabble into set design. Field trips to artists’ studios and special presentations by authors and illustrators are part of this fun-filled, visual arts and illustration focused camp session.
Explorers (10-12) create their own comic book!
Sounds of the City
August 7th– 18th
From classical music to street noise, campers explore a variety of sounds they experience every day. Learn all about the harmonies of the natural world and the science behind them. City Trekkers fine-tune their ear for music while they attend musical and theatrical performances. Our mini “virtuosos” perform a recital drawing from various cultural rhythms heard all throughout Coral Gables.
Explorers (10-12) turn up the tempo by learning the visual language of musical composition, and composing their own symphonies!
Members (Family): $450/session
Early Bird rates (register by May 1):
Members (Family): $400/session
Become a Family Member: Save on tuition by becoming a Family Museum Member. Just add your $80 membership fee
to your total on this camp registration form.
Sibling Discount Policy: First child pays full tuition. Each additional sibling receives $20 off each session. Extended Day AM (8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.) is available for an additional $10 per day per child. Extended Day PM (5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) is available for an additional $10 per day per child.
*Regular drop-off time is 8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Regular pick-up time is 4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
To register now, complete the City Trekker Spring Camp Registration Form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Museum Education staff at 305.603.8067.
Summer Camp scholarships are made possible through the generosity of our program partners, the Batchelor Foundation, Inc and the Coral Gables Garden Club, Inc.