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June 1 - 7, 2010

Shake-A-Leg invites campers on board for fun-filled summer BY LAURA ACKER

Shake-A-Leg Miami — a communitybased aquatic activities center serving able bodied individuals as well as those with physical, developmental and economic challenges — is inviting thrill-seeking students to spend their summer discovering the majestic marine environment of South Florida while making a splash in the waters of Biscayne Bay at its 2010 Summer Camps. Offering three interactive summer camp options that promise to satisfy the interests of children of all ages and abilities, and provide an unforgettable, action-packed summer, Shake-A-Leg Miami is hosting an Eco-Island Adventure Camp and Watersports Camp that are available in two-week-long sessions. Campers participating in the Eco-Island Adventure Camp will spend their days exploring the eco-island at Shake-A-Leg Miami, which is a tropical cay located just off the shore of Dinner Key that acts as a one-of-a-kind outdoors classroom to teach students about South Florida’s unique aquatic environment and how they can protect it. Public and private partners, includ-

Campers participating in the Eco-Island Adventure Camp spend their days exploring a tropical cay located just off the shore of Dinner Key. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

ing the City of Miami, DERM, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises, helped Shake-A-Leg Miami to restore the EcoIsland. Based on an ecological curriculum and

marking its second camp season at ShakeA-Leg Miami, Eco-Island Adventure Camp will consist of several fun-filled activities campers will enjoy, including exploring the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay via kayak or sailboat, art, music, snorkeling, fishing, photography, science, nature walks, and swimming. Children will learn at camp, how to observe animals in their native habitat and how to identify different species of sea plants and living specimens under microscopes; practice catch and release fishing; record their island experiences in personal journals; hand-craft jewelry or musical instruments out of objects found in nature, and learn how to collect and filter water for their island garden and outdoor shower. The Eco-Island Adventure Camp is offered to campers ages 7 to 14 and costs $500 per two-week session with the first session beginning June 14 and running

every two weeks through Aug. 20. For campers who want to be at the helm of summer fun, Shake-A-Leg Miami is offering a Watersports Camp, where campers will learn sailing theory and technique, along with sharpening their kayaking, sailing, standup paddling and windsurfing skills on the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay. Open to campers ages 8 to 14, the Watersports Camp costs $500 per twoweek session with the first session beginning June 14 and running every two weeks through Aug. 20. Shake-A-Leg Miami also will offer an Eco-Island Outings program this summer, a program that affords individuals and groups the opportunity to enjoy an educational sailing or kayaking excursion throughout Biscayne Bay and Eco-Islands. The cost for Eco-Island Outings is $25 per person, with excursions running twice a day Monday through Thursday beginning on June 14 and available to children ages 7 and older. “We are excited to build off the momentum of our summer camp season last year, when we exhibited the highest attendance rates in the history of our organization,” said Harry Horgan, CEO and cofounder of Shake-A-Leg Miami. “Every summer brings more fun-filled adventures, new activities and smiling camper faces to Shake-A-Leg Miami, and we look forward to our 2010 camp program being the most exciting and successful to date.” Shake-A-Leg Miami is located at 2620 S. Bayshore Dr. in Coconut Grove. For more information on Shake-A-Leg Miami or to register your child at any one of the summer camps, visit online at <www.shakealegmiami.org/summercamp2010. or call 305-858-5550. For information on Shake-A-Leg Miami’s camps, contact Jonas Roddenberry via email at <Jonas@shakealegmiami.org>.

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