After-School Programs

When Miami-Dade County Public Schools are closed, the City of Hialeah has you covered. Parents will have peace of mind knowing their child or teen is having a blast in a safe and welcoming environment. The City of Hialeah has three types of summer camps to choose from.

For more information about any of the summer camps, please contact the Education and Community Services Department at 305-818-9143.

Creative Learning & Play (CLAP) Summer Camps

The CLAP Summer Camps are held for students ages 6 to 12 at six convenient locations throughout the city. The camp includes:

  • Enrichment activities
  • Field trips
  • Indoor / outdoor games
  • Literacy tutoring by certified teachers

The program is offered at a reasonable price due to being funded in part by The Children’s Trust.

Registration for the CLAP Summer Camp begins on April 4, 2020 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Milander Center located at 4800 Palm Avenue and will resume registration at the Education and Community Services Office on April 5, 2018.

Young Leaders with Character (YLC) BLUE & STEAM Ahead

The YLC BLUE Program is a fee based program for teens in grades 6th-11th.The program serves teens at the following schools:

  • Hialeah Educational Academy
  • Jose Marti MAST Academy- after school program located at Edgar J. Hall

The YLC BLUE Program summer program is fee based and will include the following:

  • Field Trips
  • Swimming
  • Enrichment Activities
  • Indoor/ outdoor games
  • STEM classes

The YLC STEAM Ahead program is free after school and summer camp funded by 21st CCLC. The program serves teens in grades 6th- 8th at the following locations. 

  • Henry H. Filer Middle School
  • Hialeah Middle School
  • Palm Springs Middle School

The STEAM Ahead summer camp includes:

  • Academic tutoring
  • Enrichment activities
  • Indoor / outdoor games
  • Project based learning activities
  • STEM classes
  • Educational Field Trips


The STEP Ahead Program offers free after school and summer activities for Miami-Dade County Public School (M-DCPS) high school students with special needs.

In partnership with M-DCPS, the program facilitates the shift from high school to the workforce through learning opportunities, enrichment activities, social skills lessons, job training and employment support. During the summer months students can attend summer camp where they participate in a civic engagement project as well as educational field trips and fun activities.