LAUDERHILL HOUSING AUTHORITY – SUMMER CAMPS
Windermere Summer Camp
Beginning in 2008, the Lauderhill Housing Authority (LHA) launched its first summer camp at the Windermere Community Center. Due to its overwhelming popularity, the camp has become a tradition in the Central Lauderhill community for residents and their children. This camp is open to children ages 6 thru 12 and is free to Lauderhill residents that meet federal income guidelines. Each summer approximately 50 children benefit from this unique camp that features tutoring in reading and math. The opportunity allows our children to address the academic regression that typically occurs during the summer, and instead gives the kids an advantage in heading back to school.
Along with the academic component, the Windermere Camp emphasizes physical fitness and the campers have a chance to enjoy sports activities such as basketball, soccer, tennis, golf and swimming lessons. In addition, the children enjoy field trips to popular local venues such as Sawgrass Lanes, Miami Science Museum, Kabooms, IMAX, and Jungle Island. Finally, LHA seeks to enrich the campers experiences by providing educational activities in the areas of art, science and technology. Our campers have the opportunity to participate in ceramics and painting classes, learn chess, engage in robotics, and improve their computer skills at the Learning Center Computer Lab.
Sadkin Center Basketball Camp
Since 2013, the Lauderhill Housing Authority has hosted a successful Summer Basketball Camp at the Herbert Sadkin Community Center in East Lauderhill. The camp is open to children ages 6 -17 and can be attended by both residents and non-residents. All LHA basketball staff and counselors are experienced in teaching the sport of basketball and participate in coaching local leagues, high school teams and travel basketball clubs.
Campers have the opportunity to develop essential basketball skills as the camp focuses on increasing speed and agility, learning the art of defensive play, and improving rebounding. In addition, the Sadkin program encourages kids to develop healthy eating habits so that they can have the endurance and stamina needed for a high intensity sport like basketball. Lastly, campers are able to cool off by enjoying weekly trips to Wolk Park Pool for swimming.