Our 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. Camps are offered to children in Kindergarten- 8th grade. Please register your child in the camp of their recently completed grade level.
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
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.***
TREE TO TREE ADVENTURES
Tree to Tree is only available for camps that are listed as Zip Camps, please see below for requirements.
Children must be at least 41″ tall. Waivers must be filled out online by a parent or guardian no more than 48 hours prior to the date of camp, OR filled out manually on 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****** to register online, choose the grade level your child has completed this year below.
Summer Camp 2020
We are so excited to bring a new approach to our 2020 summer camp program! Don’t worry, we’ll maintain our nature-based education method, which includes a healthy balance of indoor and outdoor time and implements hands-on immersive nature experiences. As a nature-based camp program, each week-long summer session will introduce concepts concerning our natural world today. As a camp team, students will work together to find solutions to some of the issues at hand. We have invited experts in the fields of water conservation, bee keeping, agriculture and farming, as well as in areas of tourism to share the work they do and how it all relates to the natural wonders of the Florida landscape. This year we’ll apply our hands-on immersive experiences, as well as the lessons learned from our guest speakers in the development of an end of week collaborative project for each week-long session of camp.
***Kindergarten and 1st grade camps are on-site all days. 2nd-5th grade camps take field trips off-site at least 2 days a week. Some weeks we go for more than 2. Each field trip will be indicated in your parent letter sent out the Friday prior to camp.
Jr.CIT registrations pertain to children who have completed 6th-8th grade. They will be paired with a Kindergarten or 1st grade camp to help the teacher with gathering supplies, setting up & facilitating games and activities.
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.
All people entering the classrooms will be required to sanitize hands upon entry.
Anyone with a fever will not be allowed to remain at camp. A child’s temp is considered elevated at 100.4.
All campers will be instructed to use hand sanitizer while in the classrooms and hallways.
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.
Camp enrollment has been capped to the Government recommended group size. Groups will remain separated from each other while in camp.
Please sign up for the grade that your child has recently completed.
Kindergarten, 1st Grade and Jr. CITs (6th-8th grade): $170/week for members, $180/week for non-members
2-5: $205/week for members, $215/week for non-members
Hours: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Extended Hours ($35): 7:45am – 5:45pm
August 3-7: Experiment: Using household items, complete fun and educational experiments. Campers will learn about the scientific methods. By the end of the week, campers will be able to put different experiments to the test!
— Kindergarten Register HERE
–1st Grade Register HERE
–2nd-5th Grade Register HERE
–JR CIT Register HERE
August 10-14: Fun, Fun, Fun! On this final week of camp, we’ll play lots of games, make loads of crafts, trek around the Museum, and experiment with nature. Fun is the name of the game!
August 17-21: Outdoor Education! We will showcase what we do best, outdoor education! Sure, we can integrate the math, science, language arts, and play, but we’ll do it through nature. Campers will have a good time learning life skills while incorporating the basics.
August 24- 28: Outdoor Adventure! Campers will explore all the adventures to be had outside! Let’s build a shelter, know how to identify birds & plants, and explore in the wild! This is also a zip camp! Parents must complete the Tree-to-Tree e-zwaiver no more than 24 hours prior to day camp, OR fill it 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.***