MIAMI SUMMER CAMP

Adventure Summer Camp Experiences

in Biscayne Bay & The Beaches

MIAMI SUMMER CAMP

Adventure Summer Camp Experiences

in Biscayne Bay & The Beaches

YOUR CHILD'S SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURE STARTS NOW.

With convenient pickup locations throughout Miami-Dade County and unique experiences tailored to the camper's age, there's a camp for everyone ages 8-15 at Adventure Links Miami Summer Camp.

our activities

Surfing Day Camp Adventure Links Miami Summer Camp

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Snorkeling Day Camp Adventure Links Miami Summer Camp

snorkeling

Paddleboarding Day Camp Adventure Links Miami

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Kayaking Day Camp Adventure Links Miami Summer Camp

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Sailing Day Camp Adventure Links Miami Summer Camp

sailing

Environmental Education Day Camp Adventure Links Miami Summer Camp

environmental education

"My daughter described activities with enthusiasm as she kept saying 'And then...' My daughter asked me the cost of the camp, when I told her, her response was 'That was worth it!' I have never seen my daughter so happy about a camp."

Elisabeth, Camp Parent

"Josh had a fantastic experience! He made new friends and was able to do so many different activities. He was a little wary about going, but came home happy and talking nonstop about everything they did..."

Katie, Camp Parent

"My son had a great experience as a first timer at Adventure Links. His little brother can't wait to go next year too!"

 

Maria, Camp Parent

"My son says that Adventure Links camp 'is exhausting, tiring, fun, exhilarating, and a stamina workout'. He can't wait to try another AL [Adventure Links] camp next summer."

Kathy, Camp Parent

"She had a great time. It was interesting and she learned new things that she would not have learned elsewhere. Highly recommend it to kids who like to be outside."

Melissa, Camp Parent

our camps

We're currently offering two day camps in Miami: Bay Adventure for rising 3rd-6th graders and Ocean Adventure for rising 6th-9th graders. Both day camps provide campers with a wide range of fun, water-based activities guaranteed to give your kids a great time! We provide convenient pick-up locations around Miami-Dade county.

View our schedule below to learn more about our Miami Summer Camp!

Bay Adventure

Grades 3rd - 6th

Our Bay Adventure camp is designed for younger campers. Participants will spend a week snorkeling, kayaking, learning about our environment, and more in the calm waters of Biscayne Bay. Campers will even have a volunteer opportunity with Debris Free Oceans! What better way to spend your summer than enjoying fun water sports and learning about our environment?

Ocean Adventure

Grades 6th - 9th

Campers will spend an exciting week stand up paddleboarding, sailing, surfing, and more just off Miami's coast at Sunny Isles and The Beaches. This is the perfect summer adventure for older campers who want to take their summer camp experience to the next level! Our exciting water sports are sure to leave your children with memories that will last a lifetime.

Please see below for pickup locations and  summer camp dates. All Miami summer camps run Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.

Bay Adventure

$550 per week
  • 3rd-6th Graders
  • Fun water sports in Biscayne Bay
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Team Building & Camp Games
  • Environmental Education with Debris Free Oceans

Ocean Adventure

$550 per week
  • 6th-9th Graders
  • Exciting activities at Sunny Isles & The Beaches
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Sailing
  • Team Building & Camp Games

Included in Both Programs

  • Transportation to and from the pickup location to the day's activity in new passenger vans
  • All necessary equipment for all activities (surf boards, snorkels, etc.)
  • Complimentary t-shirt for all campers
  • Personal flotation devices (life jackets) for all water-based activities and other personal protection equipment
  • An appreciation for the outdoors and our environment
  • Expert instruction in all activities by trained camp instructors who have all passed a criminal background check and undergo pre-employment and random drug screenings
  • The expertise of a company with 20 years experience in summer camps, outdoor education, and team building

Pickup Locations & Camp Schedule

Click your desired location below to take the next step and register for camp!

Coral Gables
Coconut Grove

June 12 - June 16

August 14 - August 18

Pinecrest

June 19 - June 23

Palmetto Bay
Cutler Bay

June 26 - June 30

Miami Shores*

July 3 - July 7

Aventura
North Miami

July 10 - July 14

July 31 - August 4

Miami Beach

July 24 - July 28

August 7 - August 11

The exact address of the pickup locations will be announced at a later date, but pickup locations are usually schools, parks, and community centers. The locations listed above are solely the pickup locations. Campers will be transported to the locations of our activities.

*There will be no summer camp on July 4, 2017. The Miami Shores camp occurring during the week of July 3 - July 7 will be offered at a reduced rate of $440.

Are you ready to give your kids the summer of a lifetime?

our model

a history of excellence

For 20 years, Adventure Links has been a leader in summer camp, outdoor education, and team building. Founded in 1997 by Anna and Austin Birch in Northern Virginia, we have provided exciting and memorable summer camp experiences for nearly 15,000 children and thousands of corporate, non-profit, and school groups. Our Northern Virginia location is a trusted partner of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and Fairfax County Public Schools, and we maintain an accreditation by the American Camp Association. This history of excellence has also allowed us to maintain a 4.7-star rating on Facebook and a coveted 5-star rating on Yelp (as of December 2016.)

 

Over the course of our time in Northern Virginia, we have been recognized as a leader in the industry, and we are excited to be expanding our summer camps to Miami!

group of happy youth club or summer camp kids
Surfer on Blue Ocean Wave in the Tube Getting Barreled

trained & experienced instructors

While most camps call their staff "counselors," we call our staff "instructors." Camp should be a memorable and educational adventure, and the staff are a pivotal part of this journey. With ratio of just 1:4, our instructors will be introducing your children to exciting activities such as kayaking and snorkeling, and leading them on a journey of self-discovery. It might be your child's first time on a surf board, but our instructors have been surfing for years.

 

To ensure a fun and safe environment, all of our instructors must be at least 19 years old, have a passion for the outdoors and youth education, and undergo an intensive training process. Our instructors also undergo a federal criminal background check, pre-employment drug screening, and are subject to additional random drug screenings throughout their employment.

convenient pickup locations

Did you know Miami has 27 individual municipalities and is one of the most densely populated cities in the county? This means getting to summer camp can be difficult (to say the least). Rather than having to drive from Aventura to Downtown everyday to drop your child off at summer camp, we come to you!

 

Adventure Links is one of the only summer camps to offer convenient pickup locations throughout Miami-Dade County. Each week, we travel to a different neighborhood in Miami and pickup our summer campers! All of our convenient pickup locations are generally at neighborhood parks, schools, or community centers in the heart of your neighborhood. Simply drop your child off at 8am and pick them up at 5pm. Our experienced instructors will be there ready and awaiting your arrival.

Summer Camp at Adventure Links Miami Pickup Locations
Adventure Links Miami Summer Camp

adventure, learning, & affordability

Adventure Links' programs strive to challenge the individual, develop teamwork and empower the participant to protect the environment. We create positive learning cultures and challenge ourselves to be on the forefront of outdoor educational practices. Our instructors are motivated to educate youth in the outdoors. They create experiences that provide the back-drop for individual and team development through the use of exciting adventure and educational activities during our summer camps.

 

We know summer camp can be expensive, which is why we offer extremely competitive pricing and payment plans. We also work with local charities to provide complimentary experiences for underprivileged and at-risk youth in our community.

Debris Free Oceans

Adventure Links is committed to our environment and it's betterment. We've partnered with Debris Free Oceans, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to eradicating marine debris from our beaches, reefs, and oceans. All Bay Adventure campers have the opportunity to help better our environment and we participate in regular beach cleanups.

frequently asked questions

About Adventure Links

What is Adventure Links? Are you a new company?
While we are new to Miami, Adventure Links has 20 years of experience in summer camps, outdoor education, team building, and leadership development. Founded in 1997 by Anna and Austin Birch in Northern Virginia, Adventure Links has grown to host nearly 1,000 campers ranging in ages from 7-17 each year. We are trusted by multiple school districts and park authorities as a preferred summer camp provider; and host numerous companies, scouts, and non-profits each year through our exciting team building programs. We are extremely proud of our history, and excited to bring our years of summer camp excellence to Miami! As of December 2016, we have a five star rating on Yelp and a 4.7 star rating on Facebook. You can learn more about Adventure Links on our corporate About Us page here.
Are you accredited?
Adventure Links has 20 years of experience in summer camps, and our original location in Northern Virginia is accredited by the American Camp Association - a nationally recognized certifying body. The accreditation process is very lengthy and our new Miami location is currently in the process of obtaining our accreditation. All of our policies and procedures are in line with guidelines set by the American Camp Association.
What are your staff’s qualifications?
Our instructors must be over the age of 19 and hold minimum current certifications in Wilderness First Aid and CPR. All instructors must also pass a pre-employment Federal Criminal Background Check and drug screening, and are subject to random drug screenings throughout their employment. All of our instructors are selected based on their skills in outdoor leadership and a high degree of commitment to working with youth. Instructors also undergo an extensive training process to ensure a high degree of proficiency in all activities and must be signed off by a senior staff member prior to leading any activity.
What is the ratio of campers to counselors?
We maintain a ratio of at least one instructor per four campers. This is in line with recommendations set by the American Camp Association.
What charities and causes do you work with and support?
Throughout our company's history we have maintained a commitment to the betterment of our environment and the people in it. We encourage all staff members to follow the Seven Principles outlined by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics ensuring none of our programs have a lasting negative effect on our environment. We hold annual river clean-ups and other events to better the environment at our location in Northern Virginia and look forward to expanding those programs to our new location in Miami. We also work with several charities and organizations to provide free or discounted camp experiences for low income families and at-risk youth. We are actively seeking non-profit organizations to partner with in Miami. Should you have a charitable request or are a non-profit looking to partner with Adventure Links, please email chase@adventurelinks.net.

Preparing for Summer Camp

Does my child need to be physically fit?
Participants do not need to be skilled athletes to be successful in our programs. Some of the activities may be more difficult for a child who is less physically fit. To best prepare for any active camp program, it is helpful for a child to consistently exercise and maintain good health.
My child has never done these activities before. Is this camp suitable?
Our programs are designed at mainly an introductory level. A large percentage of campers are trying at least one activity for the very first time. The structure and philosophy of the program allows for personal growth and development at a variety of skill levels.
My child has done a lot of these activities before. Is this camp suitable?
The unique quality of adventure activities is that each child can choose their challenge level. If a child has had exposure to any of the activities in camp, they approach the week with an increased level of confidence.
Do campers sign up with friends or come on their own?
It is common to see campers sign up as a part of a group of friends, and every effort is made to keep these campers in the same group. It is also very common to see groups of campers that are all meeting each other for the first time, as Adventure Links is a great place to meet new people and make new friends.
What should I do if my child will not be attending a day of camp?
Please contact the Adventure Links office at your earliest convenience, preferably the evening before. We can then relay such messages to the staff departing early each morning.
Does my child need a physical examination before camp?
Yes. We require that a child has had an examination within 24 months of the camp program.
Is there any special equipment I need to buy for the trip?
Campers must be prepared to bring the items listed on the pack list for their specific camp. This may include specific items such as backpacks, or certain types of clothing. All other adventure equipment such as personal flotation devices and paddles will be supplied by Adventure Links.

Attending Summer Camp

Can I contact my child at camp?
In the event of an emergency, you may contact the Adventure Links office and we will relay the message to your child. Instructors are equipped with cellular phones but due to the nature and location of our activities, the phones may be out of service and we rely upon messages.
How are my children transported?
Participants are transported in 15 passenger vans. All drivers are screened and must be approved by our insurance company. All of our drivers are required to complete a supplemental Adventure Links driver training program. Adventure Links strictly adheres to regulations set forth by the Florida Department of Transportation.
What if my child gets sick or injured during camp?
Minor injuries and illnesses will be documented and reported to parents at the end of the camp day. If a major injury or illness occurs during camp, Adventure Links will attempt to contact the parent or guardian utilizing the emergency contact information provided on the medical form. Included on each medical form is the authorization to provide advanced medical care in the event of a major emergency.
What happens in the event of inclement weather?
Our camps run in a variety weather conditions. Adventure Links reserves the right to make changes to the scheduled itinerary as necessary to ensure the safety of our campers, and refunds will not be provided for activities that are altered or replaced due to inclement weather. Please see our Summer Camp Policies for a detailed description of our inclement weather policies.
What happens if I am late to the drop off or pick up?
In the morning, staff members are instructed to wait 15 minutes past the pickup time. If you do not arrive within 15 minutes, you may contact our office to arrange to drop your child off directly at the activity site for the day. In the afternoon, we stay with all children until each parent or guardian arrives. Parents have historically been courteous and timely to avoid holding Adventure Links’ staff members late. Please see our Summer Camp Policies for more information on the topic.
Can I drop off my child directly at that day’s activity site?
Where are each of the activities located?
Our activities are located throughout South Florida. Please refer to the specific itinerary for the program or inquire with the Adventure Coordinator who will check your child in on the first day of camp. If you have specific questions about a location you can call the office and we would be happy to address all your questions.
Where are the pick-up locations for day camps?
We have convenient sites located throughout Miami-Dade County; please refer to the Pickup Locations page for further details.
Can parents join their child for a day of camp?
No. We like to involve and communicate with parents openly about their child’s camp experience. However, we have found that having a parent present during the camp day has a detrimental effect upon a camper’s ability to fully immerse and focus on the experience.
Can my child bring a cellular phone or other electronic device to camp?
No. The Adventure Links camp program is designed to immerse campers into the natural environment and dynamics of the group experience. The use of camper cellular phones or other electronic devices is severely disruptive to maintaining this atmosphere. In the event of an emergency, it is the responsibility for the staff to maintain contact with the Adventure Links office and the parents of the camper.

Have more questions? Email your question miami@adventurelinks.net and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Are you ready to give your kids the summer of a lifetime?