School's Out Camp

We host School's Out Camp almost every day that Lee County schools are not in session. Children ages 7-14 can spend their days off exploring our 105-acre property and learning all about Southwest Florida's unique ecology.

Camp Theme
September 6th
Science Books
September 16th
All About the Atmosphere
October 15th
Water Today and for the Future
November 11th
Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle
November 22nd-24th
Native Florida
December 20th-23rd
Winter Astronomy
December 27th-31st
Junior Naturalists
January 10th
All About Energy
January 11th
Birds of Prey
January 17th
Citizen Science
February 18th
Pluto Day!
February 21st
Farms and Food
March 18th
Nature Storytelling
March 21st-25th
Weird and Wild Weather
April 15th
Florida Gardens
April 18th
Batty About Bats!
May 30th
Inventors Day

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

Drop off for camp is between 8:30-9:00am, and

Pick up is between 3:30-4:00pm.

Pricing: $35/day members or $45/day non-members

Early drop-off 8:00 am: $5/day

Late pickup 4:00-6:00 pm: $15/day

Please make sure to select early drop off or late pick up at the time of registration if you require it, as we may be unable to accommodate last minute requests for these options. The fee for pick up after the designated time is $5 for every 10 minutes, which will be charged at time of pick up.

Camp registration closes 24 hours before the start of camp, please email if you would like to register after the cut off time.

The safety of our campers is our first priority here at CNCP, and so we have developed a plan for reducing risk of COVID-19 exposure during camp.

  • Camp sessions limit has been expanded to fifteen campers. If the camp session you would like is already full, please email to get on the waiting list.

  • All campers must bring their own hand sanitizer and masks each day of camp. We strongly recommend that campers wear masks any time they are inside a building, or when social distancing measures cannot be maintained.

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 & 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, may be used online to illustrate camp activities and promote future camps. My acceptance and submission of this form constitutes my digital signature (paper waiver will be signed on the first day of camp).