2017 Pre-K Summer Camps
Pre-K summer camp is designed for 3.5-5.5 year old children to explore, learn, create and have fun while continuing growth in all skill areas needed upon entering Kindergarten. Each week, children will visit the Wild Florida Trail, farm animals, sinkhole, nature trail, and play ground, as well as attend at least 2 animal encounters. Each day children will have a balance between outdoor exploration and time to hydrate and cool off indoors on those hot summer days.
Online registration will close at 12 p.m. on the Friday prior to each camp. You may download, and bring in a registration form on the day of camp, but please know this does not guarantee you a spot. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Early registration is recommended.
We understand that changes arise in scheduling and therefore allow for one change in date and time no less than 2 weeks prior to the camp date. A $25 administrative fee for program date/time change is applied to any change made in addition to the allowed change, or one that is less than 2 weeks prior.
CAMP LUNCH PROGRAM
Pre-K campers must bring their own lunches and 2 snacks daily.
GENERAL SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION
Hours: 9 am-4:30 pm, with extended care offered from 7:45 am-8:45 am, and 4:45 pm-5:45 pm.
Fees: Pre-K Camps are: $155 for members/ $165 nonmembers; Extended care: $35/week or $8 per day.
CAMPERS MUST BRING THEIR LUNCH TO PRE-K EARLY CHILDHOOD CAMP
There will be two full day classes with 10 available openings per class. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. We are looking forward to seeing you this summer!
Parents: If you are registering online for multiple weeks of camp, please see How to Register for Multiple Camp Weeks Online for guidance on how to do so.
June 5-9: Fun on the Farm: We are kicking off the summer with a camp favorite! Fun on the farm. Campers will explore life on the farm, make fun enrichment treats for the farm animals and learn the difference between duck and chicken eggs plus more fun surprises.
June 12-16: The Wild Side: Campers will explore and learn about our natural habitat trail through art projects, stories and snacks. We will meet the wonderful people who take care of our animals at the museum.
June 19-23 Let’s Explore Dinosaurs: Campers will enjoy the Jim Gary exhibit and connect the dinosaurs to learning experiences healthy snacks and art projects. We will build our own dinosaurs in this camp!
June 26-30: Mad Scientist Week: Campers will find out how baking soda, balloons and liquid starch can create mad crazy science fun!
July 5-7: Once Upon a Time: (There will be no camp on July 3rd & 4th in observance of the holiday): Each day campers will explore different story books and connect them to the animals at the museum. Campers will have an opportunity to put a new spin on some of the classic tales as the create their own stories.
July 10-14: Habitats are Hip: Every living thing needs a place to call home. We will learn all about the habitats the we can see easily and a few under cover ones as well!
July 17-21: Play Naturally: Campers will do what children do naturally, create art, explore get messy and enjoy learning through hands on stress free play based learning.
July 24-28: Things that Move: Campers will have fun experimenting with building a Lego zip line and submarine. Bring your building skills and imagination.