School Break Camps

Welcome to the Tallahassee Museum’s camp program!  As a nationally accredited history and natural science museum, we are excited to bring science and the arts, to life through engaging hands-on activities.  Our integrated approach implements creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication into each day’s lesson plan. From encounters with wildlife to exploring cultural heritage, your child will have an enriching camp experience at the Tallahassee Museum. 

Our camps are led by experienced Museum educators. Camps are offered to children in Kindergarten- 5th grade.

For more information, please check out the Parent Handbook below. If you still have questions, then please email registrations@tallahasseemuseum.org

2021-2022 Day Camps

K-5th grade Day Camps: $53 for members/ $58 for nonmembers

Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Extended Hours ($8 per day): 7:45am – 5:45pm

REGISTRATIONS

Must register online. Please scroll down to view available camps.

Online registration will close 48 hours before the start of camp.

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. Please see Parent Handbook for information on refunds.

Tree to Tree Adventure Camps:   Parents must complete the Tree-to-Tree e-zwaiver no more than 24 hours prior to day camp, OR filled out manually the day of the camp.  Children 41” – 60” tall may use the TREEmendous Adventures Course, $15 per child. Children at least 54” tall may use the Canopy Crossing Course, $25 per child. ****Fees are in addition to the camp fee.  Tree to Tree waivers must be filled out each time your child participates in the course.***

CAMP LUNCH PROGRAM

The Museum’s Trail Break Café offers a lunch program for K-5th grade campers. Lunch order forms may be downloaded from the forms section. Forms should be filled out by a parent or guardian, and sent with payment to camp with campers.

FORMS
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Camp Lunch Order Form

Parent Handbook

COVID 19 Updates: To be socially responsible to our staff and our guests we are implementing and strictly enforcing the following health and safety requirements to assist our community in reducing the spread of COVID-19. These may change as information on COVID-19 is updated.

Per CDC and AAP recommendation, unvaccinated individuals are required to wear a mask indoors.

All people entering the classrooms will be required to sanitize hands upon entry. 

All campers will be instructed to use hand sanitizer while in the classrooms.

All campers will be taken to the restrooms prior to and immediately after all snacks and lunch to wash hands with soap and water.

Staff will be instructed to assist with proper hand washing techniques and remind the campers what that looks like.

Doorknobs and handles are cleaned with a disinfectant throughout the day.

Any camper who becomes ill at camp will be isolated from other campers and parents will be called to come pick them up immediately.

Anyone with a fever will not be allowed to remain at camp. A child’s temp is considered elevated at 100.4.

Campers cannot have a fever for at least 24 hours before returning to camp.

Themes

 

October 18 – Creepy Crawly

We will explore nature and all the things that may make us a little uncomfortable. How many feet does a centipede have? Are snakes really slimy? Find out at camp.

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November 11 – Florida History

The Tallahassee Museum has a lot of history. Together we will explore the historic buildings. Campers will learn what life was like in the 1880s.

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November 22 – Walk on the Wild Side

Spend the day exploring the Tallahassee Museum and all the wildlife it has to offer. Campers will walk the wildlife trail and the nature trail. How many different animals can you find?

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November 23 – Beaks, Feathers, Feet

Birds are an everyday part of our lives. We will learn about why they have different beaks, feathers, and feet. We will listen to different bird’s songs and try to decide who is making them.

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November 24 – Outdoor Adventure – T2T

Spend the morning enjoying Tree to Tree Adventures and then get to trek the museum. Campers will learn all about the local flora and fauna.

Tree to Tree Adventure Camps:   Parents must complete the Tree-to-Tree e-zwaiver no more than 24 hours prior to day camp, OR filled out manually the day of the camp.  Children 41” – 60” tall may use the TREEmendous Adventures Course, $15 per child. Children at least 54” tall may use the Canopy Crossing Course, $25 per child. ****Fees are in addition to the camp fee.  Tree to Tree waivers must be filled out each time your child participates in the course.***

Register HERE

 

December 20 – Hibernation Station

Did you know Florida black bears don’t actually hibernate? We will spend the day during about the similarities and differences in animals that hibernate. Don’t worry – there will be no sleeping!

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December 21 – Longleaf Pine Restoration

Spend the day learning about the importance of the longleaf pine ecosystem. Campers learn about prescribed burning and will get hands on experience planting longleaf pine trees. Together we can make the world a better place.

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December 22 – Winter Wonderland

We may not get real snow here, but we will make fake snow and bake cinnamon cookies. Campers will get to use the resources around them to make beautiful works of art. They can even make gifts for their friends and family. Together we will enjoy all the fun things of winter.

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December 23 – Outdoor Explorers – T2T

Is this dangerous? Campers will learn how to stay safe while exploring nature. We will forge for food, learn how to build a campfire, and enjoy the sounds of nature. They will even have the chance to participate in Tree to Tree Adventures.

Tree to Tree Adventure Camps:   Parents must complete the Tree-to-Tree e-zwaiver no more than 24 hours prior to day camp, OR filled out manually the day of the camp.  Children 41” – 60” tall may use the TREEmendous Adventures Course, $15 per child. Children at least 54” tall may use the Canopy Crossing Course, $25 per child. ****Fees are in addition to the camp fee.  Tree to Tree waivers must be filled out each time your child participates in the course.***

Register HERE

 

December 27 – International Visit a Zoo Day

In honor of International Visit a Zoo Day, campers will learn all about the museums animals and all the work behind taking care of them.

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December 28 – Old Fashion Fun

Campers will spend the day learning about the 1880’s farmstead. They will learn to make butter, hand wash clothes, and play games children back then would have played.

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December 29 – Things that Fly – T2T

Birds fly. Insects fly. Planes fly. Campers fly..? Today we will discover all things that fly including campers! They will get to participate in Tree to Tree Adventures!

Tree to Tree Adventure Camps:   Parents must complete the Tree-to-Tree e-zwaiver no more than 24 hours prior to day camp, OR filled out manually the day of the camp.  Children 41” – 60” tall may use the TREEmendous Adventures Course, $15 per child. Children at least 54” tall may use the Canopy Crossing Course, $25 per child. ****Fees are in addition to the camp fee.  Tree to Tree waivers must be filled out each time your child participates in the course.***

Register HERE

 

December 30 – Happy New Year

Learn about different New Year traditions and make crafts to go along with them. Campers will be ready to count down to the New Year!

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January 3 – Jr. Zoo Keeper

Campers will learn what it is like to be a zookeeper. It is important to have knowledge about the animals and know what makes them happy and healthy.

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January 4 – Wilderness Survival

Together we will learn how to make a shelter, make a fire, and safely have fun in the wilderness.

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