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Miami, May 1, 2008 - It’s never too early to take advantage of the many learning opportunities at the country’s largest higher learning institution. Whether dreaming of becoming rock stars or helping to save the planet, children of all ages will find their groove at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) 2008 Summer Camps. This year, camps focus on DNA analysis, television production, songwriting, music production and performance, exploring ecosystems and discovering nature, among many other activities.

Learn more about some of the camps being offered below. 

Wild Adventures Camp at the Homestead Campus
A fun-filled camp for children ages 6 to 11, where they can enjoy art, music, crafts, reading, math, computers, and games. Programs are designed to enrich the lives of young people by helping them develop confidence and self-esteem in a safe, challenging and fun environment. The fee is $110.  Lunch and snacks included. Camp begins Monday, June 9, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and runs through Aug. 8. For more information, please call (305) 237-5159.

MDC Productions and CSI Camps at the North Campus
Young ones can learn how to make CD, DVD and graphic arts projects at the MDC Productions Camp, which runs from Jun. 16 to Jul. 3. For all those sleuths ages 11 to 14, the North Campus will be offering a CSI camp to learn how to solve crimes like on the popular TV show. The CSI Camp runs from Jul. 7 to 25. The cost for each camp is $255 per child. For more information, please call (305) 237-8250.  

Rock Camp USA at the Kendall Campus  
Now in its 13th year, Rock Camp USA features intensive performance-oriented instruction given by some of the finest professional musicians in the country. This once-in-a-lifetime class is two weeks long and culminates with the young rockers giving a live performance at Tobacco Road in downtown Miami. First session is from July 7 to 19. The second session begins July 21 until Aug. 2. The fee is $595 (sibling discount price of $450). The program is open for students ranging from 11 to 18 years of age.  Space is limited.  For more information, please call (305) 237-0905.

*Rock Camp USA will also be offered at the North Campus from Jul. 21 to Aug. 2. For more information, please call (305) 237-8250.

Summer Arts Academy at New World School of the Arts at the Wolfson Campus
Students in 11th and 12th grades who wish to hone their skills in dance, music, theater, and visual arts will obtain personalized guidance from professional artists and faculty members. The two-week camp runs June 9 through 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Individual cost is $600. Scholarships are available.  For more information, please call (305) 237-3472.

Los Prometeitos Summer Theatre Camp
This is the camp for future actors! Children ages 7 through 12 can register for this Spanish-language camp at the renowned Teatro Prometeo Theater. There are three 30-hour sessions starting on June 9, June 16 and June 23. Registration for all three sessions is only $400 per child. Campers will have the chance to learn acting techniques from respected instructors in a very dynamic and innovative setting. There will be performances at the end of each session. Space is limited. For more information, please call (305) 237-3262.

All the camps will allow children and students to enjoy their summer vacation in a fun and safe environment. Fees are subject to change without notice and courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment. The camp will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.  For further information regarding additional summer programs being offered at MDC, please call (305) 237-0651 or visit the community education website at and select a campus.

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist

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