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about the high quality
he checked it out and
the program offered.
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her out of her shell.
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of the teachers are
ho are working in their
said, bring innovative
"The service there and the quality of
instruction is top notch. For what they charge
($50 per week), it's a community based
program so the fees are manageable," said
Thomas said that a typical day exposes
children to a variety of instruction in the
different art forms that engage both sides of
their brains; the creative and the academic.
“The kids take about ﬁve to six classes
per day. It's a multi-disciplinary program so
they can choose from theater, dance, visual
arts, fashion, journalism, creative writing.
It's a really great dynamic program where
students get a diverse range of the arts
"The end of the program culminates in
three major performances. Students learn
how to produce their shows. They have a fash-
ion show where they create all of their own
work; a visual arts exhibition. We also have
a summer arts festival where music, theater
and visual arts are put on display," she said
of the standing room only events. “It ﬁnishes
with a big recital at the Joseph Caleb Center."
Thomas sums up the program like this,
"The center is really the heartbeat of Liberty
City when it comes to cultural arts."
For more information,
please visit ahcacmiami.
org or call 305-638-
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Weachter's own interest in golf is longstanding.
"I've been playing golf for a long time, I started
playing serious golf about three years ago. I
started out as a high handicapper just like
He gets a kick out of teaching young golfers.
"I decided that I wanted to teach juniors
because they are our future," he shared. "Not only
are we teaching them golf, we teach them about
life."For children new to the sport, learning the
basics comes ﬁrst.
“They’ve got to learn the basic ﬁve positions of
the golf swing. They also need to learn the safety
as well. It's a huge factor that we stress per day.
We have a meeting before we even go out, safety
is the biggest part."
And while they won't be able to call themselves
golf pros after participating in the camp, he said,
“You deﬁnitely see the improvement in the kids
from the beginning of the summer to the end of
the summer. Especially the ones that do it week
after week. By the end of the 10 weeks you really
do see a big improvement in their swing."
"We follow a lot with the First Tee program,
we’re actually an afﬁliate of them,” Weachter said.
The First Tee program, which has as its
motto, "positive youth development through
the game of golf," reaches young people ages
5 through 18 through golf instruction and life
skills lessons administered at chapters, military
installations, and to students in elementary
Gratification comes with the youth's
"You're able to see the smile on the kids'
faces when they actually start hitting the golf
ball," Weachter said.
Further evidence of the camp's success can
be seen in its repeat customers.
"If you want to have a lot of fun and learn
how to play some golf, we have top notch
instructors out here that do a fantastic job.
The kids have a blast and we get a lot of repeat
business, seeing them coming back over and
The golf camp begins on June 8 and
ends on Aug. 14. Rates are offered on a
per day basis, ranging from $50 to $95. For
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