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2014 Summer Camp

2014’s Summer Camp was full of some of the most rewarding and exciting activities. Students had a chance to expand their horizons through sciences, art, music, and more. Take a look at some of the events below.



Barnyard students took a sea grass adventure at the Key Biscayne Nature Center. They found and learned about many sea creatures such as the Mantis Shrimp and the Puffer Fish. — at Biscayne Nature Center.



String Recital. Students studied and developed their violin and cello skills all summer long. They displayed their new found abilities in a final outstanding performance on the Barnyard stage.


The Barnyard students had the priviledge to go to the Perez Art Museum Miami to learn about why artist make art and how to properly critique their works. — at Pérez Art Museum Miami.



Miami Cultural Center


Miami Children’s Museum – Summer 2014

A visit from The Judge

United States Magistrate Judge Andrea M. Simonton along with guest speaker and Law Clerk Pamela Armour came to the Barnyard to inform students on a career as a judge or lawyer. This was part of the Girls Who Run the World Program at The Barnyard; inspiring and motivating girls to excel.




Cleveland Orchestra visits The Barnyard

Cleveland Orchestra Cellist, Brian Thornton, teaches the Barnyard musical ornaments interpreted through physical movements. Utilizing this new knowledge he told an interactive story of a trunkless elephant on his quest to find answers to his many questions.

Cleveland Orchestra

Cleveland Orchestra

The Barnyard Music Program with Frost School of Music



The Barnyard Music-ClassesViolin

Robotics Team

The Barnyard has its first robotics team comprised of Keyannah Allen, Jaylen Bishop, and Keyshawn Felton. The robotics team will participate in the First Lego League Robotics Tournament, along with teammates from Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, at Carrollton in January.





Film Classes at The Barnyard

Arts to Literacy and The Other Side teamed up over the summer to offer filmmaking classes at The Barnyard.

Coconut Grove Cares filmmaking students Michelle Ballard, Demetrius Cobbs, Richard Cook, Howard Homer and Chris James along with Junior Counselors Shaun Harper and Alexis White were honored as mini-Oscar winners by Arts to Literacy and The Other Side at Miami’s City Hall. Sylvia Jordan, Coconut Grove Cares, Executive Director, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Best Child Advocate from Arts to Literacy founders Joseph C. Grant, Jr. and Mary McBeth.


Film Class - Action

Film Class - Camera

Film Class - take 5

Congratulations Sylvia

Sylvia Jordan received the Elizabeth L. Virrick Community Service Award.