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 10, 2018 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 11, 2018.

Young Leaders with Character (YLC) & STEAM Ahead

The YLC Academic Achievers and STEAM Ahead programs serves teens ages 11 to 18 years old from the following schools:

  • Henry H. Filer Middle School
  • Hialeah Educational Academy
  • Hialeah Middle School
  • Jose Marti MAST Academy
  • Palm Springs Middle School

The summer camp includes:

  • Academic tutoring
  • Enrichment activities
  • Indoor / outdoor games
  • Project based learning activities
  • STEM classes
  • Water safety program

Registration for the YLC programs begins at each of the site locations from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on April 17, 2018. The program is free due to funding from 21st CCLC.


The STEP Ahead Program offers free 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.

The summer program runs from June 11 to July 26. Hours are Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Space is limited and registration is currently open.