Our day camps are led by experienced Museum educators. Our team 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 Museum. Day camps are offered to children in Kindergarten- 5th grade. Please register your child in the camp of their current grade level.
Online registration will close at 12 p.m. on the day 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
The Museum’s Trail Break Café offers a lunch program for K-8th 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.
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 camp fee. Tree to Tree waivers must be filled out each time your child participates in the course.***
Day Camp 2018
REGISTRATION LINKS ARE FOUND ON OUR EVENT CALENDAR ON THE DATE OF YOUR SELECTED CAMP
Please sign up for the grade that your child is currently enrolled in.
All Camps: $50/day for members, $55/day for non-members
Normal Hours: 8:45am – 4:45pm
Extended Care ($8): 7:45am – 5:45pm
Campers will bake cookies and make winter crafts. Spend the day enjoy everything winter has to offer.
During the camp, campers will get to make slime, explode soda, and enjoy additional STEM activities.
|12/31||Zip into the New Year – ZIP CAMP
Spend the morning zipping through Tree to Tree Adventures. Then learn about New Year’s traditions.
|1/2||Jr. Zoo Keeper
Learn about how we take care of our animals at the museum. Campers will even get to make enrichments for the animals and get a chance to pass them out!
Explore all of our exhibits and collections. Learn about what it takes to manage all the exhibits and collections here at the museum.
The Wise ole Owl. Blind Bats. Poisonous Snakes. Toads Causing Warts. This camp will bust some myths and find out the truth about the Animal Kingdom.
|1/7||Winter Migration – ZIP CAMP
Travel through the trees during Tree to Tree Adventures and then learn about the animals traveling through
|3/18||Under the Sea
Let’s dive into the ocean to learn about the deep sea and mysterious creatures that live there!
|3/19||Spring into Spring – ZIP CAMP
Hop, skip, jump, and zip into Spring time! Today, campers will get to go on Tree to Tree Adventures and learn all about movement.
|3/20||Spring Farm Day
Today is the first day of Spring! Learn all about this important season on the farm. We will explore how farm life changes at this time of year.
Campers will learn about the five senses through the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin of animals. They will get an earful about how animals use their senses to survive in the wild.
|3/22||Life’s a Beach
Bring your swimsuit and sunscreen. Campers will get to play in the sprinklers and learn about the animals they find at the beach.
|3/25||Springtime Sports – ZIP CAMP
Campers will enjoy Tree to Tree Adventures. They will learn about the history of different sports and then enjoy some friendly competition!
|4/19||Wild about Art
Kids will get wild with their art today, so prepare to get messy. They will find the art of nature, get to watch an animal paint, and make their own creations.
summer camp 2019
June 3rd-7th– Tropical Vacation: No need for a plane ticket! We will be able to enjoy the tropics right here. Learn about the complex tropical ecosystems from high up in the rain forests to warm waters of the coral reefs. To register, please click the link below for the grade your child has completed.
June 10th– 14th– Wild About Art: Campers will creatively express themselves in this intensive art camp. They will have a chance to sculpt, paint, print, fold, and much more! Materials are age-appropriate for each camp. To register, please click the link below for the grade your child has completed.
June 17th– 21st– Zoo Crew: Campers will contribute to the Museum’s animals by helping in a habitat, creating different animal enrichments, assisting with diet making, telling animal tales, and discovering fascinating facts about the zoo world! Pounce on this week of adventure for your child! To register, please click the link below for the grade your child has completed.
June 24th– 28th– Up, up and Away- (zip camp): It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s a camper! learn about everything that flies from the history of flight to the anatomy of birds. Camper will get a chance to experience what it’s like to be in the air when they go on Tree to Tree Adventures. An additional fee will apply: TREEmendous Adventures course is an additional $15 per child; Canopy Crossing course is an additional $25 per child. To register, please click the link below for the grade your child has completed.
July 1st-3rd– The Wonders of Florida: There is so much to learn about in our own state! From the animals in our amazing forests to the depths of our springs, there is so much to see. Together we will explore much of what Florida has to offer. To register, please click the link below for the grade your child has completed.
July 8th– 12th– Grossology: Icky, creepy, and just plain gross, is what your camper will boast! We will create disgusting food, get our hands dirty in the dirt, make goo, identify scat, learn funny facts about the human body, and create disgusting experiments! Drop your child off for yucky, stinky, science filled fun! To register, please click the link below for the grade your child has completed.
July 15th– 19th– At the Scene of the Crime: Campers will have a chance to explore the ins and outs of crime scene investigation. We’ll work our way through a case where campers have a hand at hair & fiber analysis, fingerprint analysis, crime scene reconstruction, print casting. To register, please click the link below for the grade your child has completed.
July 22nd– 26th– Zoo Crew: Campers will contribute to the Museum’s animals by helping in a habitat, creating different animal enrichments, assisting with diet making, telling animal tales, and discovering fascinating facts about the zoo world! Pounce on this week of adventure for your child! To register, please click the link below for the grade your child has completed.
July 29th– August 2nd– Games, Stories, Adventure (zip camp): ZIP CAMP: This camp is full of fun activities. Campers will have a chance to go through the Tree to Tree Adventures course, as well as enjoy loads of games and stories that they will take home to share with family and friends. An additional fee will apply: TREEmendous Adventures course is an additional $15 per child; Canopy Crossing course is an additional $25 per child. To register, please click the link below for the grade your child has completed.
August 5th– August 9th– Ocean Conservation: Campers will understand the relationship between humans and the ocean as well as learn stories and songs of various cultures that have been passed down through time. They will also learn a bit about the exciting creatures that live in the sea that have ignited the interest of humans for years! To register, please click the link below for the grade your child has completed.