• Darren Reid

Free summer camps in Opa-locka are coming

(The Miami Times)

Students in grades 4-12 can participate in free summer camps focused on the arts, heath and innovation in Downtown Opa-locka.


The first initiative of the Thrive Innovation District is the Arts+Tech Summer Camps 2017, students will have an opportunity to explore interests and talents in the areas of Creative Writing, Music and Dance, Gaming, Web Design, Mobile Apps and 3-D Printing. These six-week camps will take place from June 19 to July 28. Participants will get free breakfast and lunch while at camp, which will run between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday (exact times vary per camp).


Creative Writing Camps will be facilitated by PageSlayers, a 2016 Knight Arts Challenge winner, featuring writers of color in the areas of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and short story writing. A Music and Dance Camp will be run by industry leaders, and will give students a firsthand experience in music production, recording, and movement. Tech-based camps will be conducted by the Florida Education Fund and feature lessons on coding, app building, digital imaging and hands-on design.




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