- $149 for a one-month after-school program ($381 value)
From 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. kids keep their minds and bodies active during an after-school program that includes homework help. A sports activity and tae kwon do lesson, each lasting 45 minutes, help reduce stress, burn energy, and instill discipline.
Kendall Dynamic Center
Discipline is better when it comes with a field trip to the beach. Kendall Dynamic Center's summer camps teach children respect, courage, and responsibility through martial arts, while at the same time engaging them through crafts, entertainment, and camaraderie. Rafael Ramos founded the facility, and as a longtime student and instructor of martial arts, he sets the scene for an encouraging space where kids can enjoy themselves both indoors and on fun outings while building character. After learning how to use traditional weapons, break boards, and deal responsibly with bullies in the morning's tae kwon do class, kids channel their creativity through art and kick back for a session of video games or sports, perhaps heading out later to play in the ocean or spar with a water-park fountain. The center also holds after-school programs where kids of all ages can learn martial arts in a safe and guided environment.