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School's Out Camp

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We host School's Out Camp almost every day that Lee County schools are not in session. Children can spend their days off exploring our 105-acre property and learning all about Southwest Florida's unique ecology.

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February 20th: Predators & Prey - Who eats who out in the swamp? Cats eating alligators, snakes eating snakes, and deer eating bones, the food web is never as simple as it looks in a picture. Discover how animals survive, find their food, and avoid being eaten!

March 17th: Recycle! - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and learn all about where your garbage goes! Discover how plastic is made, what happens to aluminum cans, and what you can do to help conserve our natural resources and keep your used items out of landfills!

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March 20th - 24th: Outdoor Survival - Start a fire, build a shelter, find food and water in the woods. It's time to get out on the trails and learn how to survive in the swamp during Southwest Florida's dry season!

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April 7th: Exoplanets & Alien Life! - Learn about some of the 5,000 planets orbiting around other stars, and discover what life might be like on distant worlds as you explore space in our planetarium.

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April 10th: Nature Storytelling - People from all over the world have stories about the plants, animals, and places around them. Learn some of those stories today, from trickster tortoises to the frogs who wanted a king!

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May 29th: Butterflies! - Monarchs, Atalas, Swallowtails, Skippers, and Sulfurs! Butterflies can be found all over the world, and over 200 visit Florida throughout the year. Explore our butterfly house and learn all about these incredible insects!

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: PLEASE READ AND FILL OUT THE APPLICATION:

 

Camp activities start at 9:00 am and camp finishes at 4:00 pm.

Drop off for camp is between 8:30 - 9:00 am, and Pick up is between 3:30 - 4:00 pm.

The fee for pick up after the designated time is $5 for every 10 minutes, which will be charged to your card on file at the time of pick up. Camp registration closes 24 hours before the start of camp; please email here if you would like to register after the cut-off time or if the camp you are interested in is already full.

Our camp is designed to take place almost entirely outside, where campers will have lots of fresh air and space to spread out!

If you have any questions, have a problem during the registration process, or would like more information, please email Rebecca@CalusaNature.org

 

Please fill out the application below if you wish to register your camper(s) online. Clicking this button will automatically redirect you to the page where camp sessions can be purchased. Your child will not be registered until both of these are completed!

Schools Out Camp Registraton
Camper Registration

I have read the description of the camp experience offered at Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium and understand that drop-off time is 8:30 - 9:00 am, pickup time 3:30 - 4:00 pm unless the applicable day's Early Drop-Off and/or After-Care have been arranged ahead of time with the office. Pickups after the end of the day will be charged by the 10-min increment ($5 for every 10 minutes past the designated pick-up time). I also understand that activities will be involved in my child's camp program; I find them acceptable for my child’s participation. Recognizing the educational benefits of this program to my child, and acknowledging that it is completely voluntary, I, the parent/guardian, do hereby agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium for any loss, injury, or damage resulting directly or indirectly from my child's participation in this program. Pictures of the camp, not identifying my child, maybe used online to illustrate camp activities and promote future camps. My acceptance and submission of this form constitute my digital signature (paper waiver will be signed on the first day of camp).

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