School's Out Camp

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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Grades: 2-12 • 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

$125 per week /per camper

While our area schools remain closed, Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium (CNCP) is opening our doors to provide environmental education programs, movies, games, and fun. We are planning this limited reopening Monday, October 10th through Friday, October 14th with a week-long Hurricane Day Camp.

If the Lee County School District remains closed for the following weeks, CNCP will offer additional weeks of camp to coincide with the school closure.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, CNCP is hosting these camps at a greatly reduced price to help families get back to work, and so children can have a safe and fun place to connect with nature.

Space is limited, please register today!

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November 11, 2022

Ages: 7 to 14 • 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

CNCP Members: $35 • Non-Members: $45

Have you ever eaten a fresh tomato or grown flowers in your yard? Learn all about how to grow your own garden, when to plant seeds, and what grows well here in Southwest Florida!


Space is limited, please register today!

Space is limited, please register today!

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November 21-23, 2022

Ages: 7 to 14 • 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

CNCP Members: $105 • Non-Members: $130

Discover the history of Florida at this three-day School’s Out Camp! Learn about prehistoric animals, and why we don’t find  T. Rex fossils in Florida, who the Calusa were, and what life was like for early European settlers in Fort Myers.


Space is limited, please register today!

Space is limited, please register today!



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.


HURRICANE CAMP WEEKLY Pricing: $125 per week / per camper


Single Day Camp Pricing: $35/day members or $45/day non-members

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


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

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).