About Mini Canes Camp

About Mini Canes About Mini Canes

The goal of Mini Canes Camp is to teach campers the importance of developing lifelong sports and recreation skills, all while having fun.

Mini Canes Recreational Sports Camp offers educational recreational experiences in a high-quality, fun and safe learning environment to children aged 6-12 years old.

Camp is divided into four two-week sessions. Each session offers a wide variety of sports and other activities for a fun-filled summer. In addition to the "Sport of the Week" and special events, campers can swim, play sports, and take part in a variety of other indoor games and activities. Educational emphasis is placed on developing a lifestyle with health, fitness and safety in mind.

The many features of the Herbert Wellness Center allow campers to participate in a variety of recreational sports and leisure activities. Activities may include: daily swim lessons, sports and games, wellness education, arts and crafts. Sports frequently taught include basketball, kickball, flag football, soccer, softball and racquet sports.

Camp Groups

Campers are divided into groups according to age. Special attention is paid to the individual age and skill level of each camper. For the safety of the campers, requests to change groups will not be accepted.

Canes 6
Manatees 7
Panthers 8
Dolphins 9
Marlins 10
Heat 11-12

Camp Hours

Camp sessions are scheduled Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Supervised camper drop-off begins at 8:45 a.m. and goes until camp begins at 9:00 a.m. Pick-up is scheduled between 4:00 and 4:15 p.m. Requests for early dismissals must be submitted to the Administrative Office by noon on the day of the request. Early dismissals after 3:00 p.m. will not be accepted.

Extended Care

Optional extended care is available at a nominal rate for those campers who wish to arrive early or remain late. Before care runs from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and afternoon care extends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Extended care service MUST be paid in advance along with camp tuition or before the session starts.


Mini Canes Camp has been named one of the top summer camps in Miami-Dade County by South Florida Parenting Magazine six times, and is run by energetic, well-qualified University of Miami professionals, Miami-Dade County teachers, and college students.

Mini Canes SuperLife program was named the Best Children’s Program by Club Industry’s 2012 Best of the Best Awards and was honored at the Club Industry Conference and Exposition for Fitness Business Professionals in October 2012.

The camp has received Best Summer Day Camp in Miami-Dade County from South Florida Parenting Magazine in 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, and 2011.

Health and Safety

Feel secure in knowing that your son and/or daughter is participating in a camp program sponsored and administered by University of Miami professionals. Camp operates in compliance with federal, state, and local standards for health. Camp counselors are qualified professionals and college students. The camper to staff ratio is 8 to 1, which allows for individual instruction. All camp staff must pass a drug test, criminal background check, and are finger printed. A staff member certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED is on duty at all times.


The cost of supplemental medical insurance is included in the camp tuition. Coverage supplements parents’ insurance plan for most injuries and accidents while the child is on the University of Miami campus attending camp.

Health History and Parent Consent Forms

No new camper will be allowed to register for camp without a completed health history form or the yellow and blue form. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to have their child’s physician complete the required forms. For returning campers, any updated information needs to be submited to the main office. A parent consent form is required to be signed at the time of registration for each camper. 

Contact Information

Mini Canes Recreational Sports Camp
University of Miami
Herbert Wellness Center, Room 210
1241 Dickinson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146