Camp Matecumbe

July 1961 – Summer camp located on 165 acres at SW 137 Avenue and 120 Street in South West Dade – This camp had facilities for sixty boys. When Kendall became over crowded, the 17 and 18 year old boys were moved there.

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Numbers continued to increase and the State Welfare Department approved the use of army tents. A building program began and eventually the use of tents was phased out. For a couple of years, the School Department of the Archdiocese and the De La Salle Brothers ran a high school, Matecumbe High School, in the camp. Camp Matecumbe closed in October 1964, when Bishop Carroll ordered all shelters for teenage boys, St. Raphael’s Hall, Jesuit Boys Home, and Matecumbe be consolidated in the Marine Corps Facilities at Opalocka Airport. In November 2003, Camp Matecumbe was purchased by the Parks and Recreation Department from the Archdiocese and became a public park.

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