Summer Camp 2019

Summer is fast approaching and our Summer Camp dates and themes have been announced! Registration is now open! (scroll to the bottom of the page)

* May 31: Wild Outdoors Exploration

o How much energy can you exert while exploring our great 105 acre land?!

* June 3-7: Nature Artists

o What kind of beauty can you create and find in nature?

* June 10-14: Native Nature

o What plant & animal species do we have in our own backyard?

* June 17-21: Invasive Week

o What plant & animal species should we NOT have on our land, & how do we identify them?

* June 24-June 28: Survival Week

o How would you survive in the wild? Learn those very important skills this week at Calusa!

* July 1-3 & 5: Patriotic Week

o Every state has their own species, learn about your favorite states and the patriotic wildlife we encounter!

* July 8-12: Grossology

o What ‘ewww’ species can we observe under the microscope and find on our trails?! Time to get messy!

* July 15-19: Out of this World Space Week

o Let’s go on a mission to space by exploring our planetarium, trails and very own museum!

* July 22-26: Natural Careers Week

o Are you interested in being a naturalist? Herpetologist? Or even Entomologist? Learn all about these exciting careers & more this week!

* July 29-Aug.2: Calusa History Week

o Calusa is almost 50 years old! Learn all about Calusa history, land, and wildlife!

* Aug.5-Aug.9: Nature Detectives

o Show off all you learned this summer by identifying all birds, plants, & animals that we learned about this past summer. Enjoy your last week of summer by spending it outdoors!

Enrollment Information and Pricing:

Calusa Camp dropoff (without Early Dropoff purchase) opens at 08:30 and camp begins at 9 am and ends at 4:00 pm.  Please be prompt; penalties for late pickup accrue in 10-min increments (and “late” after 6 pm gets to 5-min increments). If you have an early drop-off or late pick-up requirement, please call our office immediately to discuss this, and make sure you pay for and list those extras using the payment buttons and registration form. Pricing:

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

Early drop-off 08:00 – 08:50: $5/day

Late pickup/After-care 4 – 6 pm: $10/day (movies, activities and crafts that are themed as with camp and designed for smaller groups)  

Calusa camp is for campers from 6 to 13 years of age. All six-year-olds must have completed kindergarten upon starting camp.

Please fill out the application below if you wish to register your camper(s) online. Each camper will require a separate registration form fill, but choice of multiple camp days may be made in that camper’s registration and payments for all of your campers may be made in one pass by setting the item quantities appropriately.

IMPORTANT: The Camper Information Form (included below) must be filled out and submitted once your camper is registered — just one Camper Information Form is required per camper: This is where you will reserve space in specific camps, so be SURE to fill it out as soon as payment is made! Campers will not be able to start camp if their information form has not been processed, so this form should be filled out and sent the same day as registration.

Please remember that your student’s place will NOT be assured until you complete the payment (each payment link, each of the green buttons just above the registration form, opens in a new browser tab).

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY AND SAVE MONEY ON CAMP REGISTRATION! 

Camp Purchase Links
Non-Member purchasing any “single days” of camp ($45/day, select quantity to reflect how many days your camper will be attending):

Non-Member purchasing 5-day camp weeks (please pay July 1-3,5 as 4 days), $225/week, select quantity to reflect number of full weeks:

Member purchasing any “single days” of camp ($35/day, select quantity to reflect how many days your camper will be attending):

Member purchasing 5-day camp weeks (please pay July 1-3,5 as 4 days), $175/week, select quantity to reflect number of full weeks:

Early Dropoff ($5/day, select quantity to match the days of early dropoff you need):

Late Pickup/After-Care ($10/day, select quantity to match the days of late pickup/after-care you need. Thematic activities, crafts, movies for smaller group)

Individual Camper Registration Form

Camper's First Name (required)

Camper's Last Name (required)

Camper's Birth Date MM-DD-YYYY (required: camper must be between 6 and 13 for Calusa Camp)

Will your camper be attending the single-day "Wild Outdoors Exploration" camp on May 31? (required: Y/N)

Which week(s) will your camper be attending? (Click while holding down CTRL key to select more than one!)

If your camper will only be attending certain days or you need to communicate additional information about attendance to us, please type that information into the box here:

Have you paid for all of the camper's week-long or daily-rate session(s) already? (Y/N) (required)

Number of week-long sessions already paid (required)

Number of single-day sessions already paid (required)

Have you paid for all Late Pickup/After-Care sessions already? (Y/N) (required)


First Parent/Guardian's Name (required)

Phone Number where you can be reached in case of emergency (required)

Cell Phone (optional)

First Parent/Guardian's Full Address (required)
Street Address:
City:
State:
Zip:

Second Parent/Guardian's Name (optional)

Phone Number where you can be reached in case of emergency

Cell Phone

Second Parent/Guardian's Full Address
Street Address:
City:
State:
Zip:

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION (required)
Name (First, Last):
Relationship to Camper:
Phone:

MEDICAL INFORMATION (required)
In order to provide the best possible handling of certain situations, please complete the following medical information: Does your camper have any:
• Allergies (if yes, please describe; if none, enter None):

• Other health condition that may affect your camper’s participation in any part of the program? (if yes, please describe; if none, enter None):


If your camper will be dropped off and/or picked up by someone other than those listed above, please fill out the authorization for pickup:
I authorize my camper to be picked up by the following person(s):
Name (First, Last):
Relationship to Camper:
Cell Phone:
Name (First, Last):
Relationship to Camper:
Cell Phone:


CONSENT (required for form submission)
I have read the description of the day camps offered at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium and 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. I also give permission for my child's image to be included in participation photos for purposes of advertising the camp (no child will be identified by name, for safety). Finally, I understand that pickup past the designated pickup time will incur charges and I agree to make every effort to meet the arranged dropoff and pickup times, given that staffing must be arranged in advance. My acceptance and submission of this form constitutes my digital signature.

Submitter's Name (one of the Parents/Guardians)(required)

Submitter's Email (required)