Inspiring People to Connect with Nature
New Camps Added!
August 17th-21st (1st-5th Grade) and August 24th-28th (4th-9th Grade)
CNCP Exploration Camp
Meet our animals, see planetarium shows, explore our trails (and go off-trail), learn about the environment of Southwest Florida, make things, build forts, and hang out with other campers at these extra weeks of summer camp!
Summer Camp Registration NOW OPEN!
We have a big summer ahead of us! Come out to Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium for our nature-focused summer camps. Explore our 105-acre forest, meet our live animals, watch planetarium shows, and more!
Summer Camp runs from 9:00am-3:30pm
Drop off is from 8:30-8:55am
Pick up is from 3:30-4:00pm
Our camps are tailored to different age ranges each week. Please look at each week on our schedule to see which will be suited for your camper(s). The grades listed are the ones your campers will be entering next fall.
Pricing: $175/week members or $200/week non-members
The penalty for late pick-up is $5 for every 10 minutes after designated pick-up time and will be charged to your card on file at time of pick up.
If you are unable to attend your week of summer camp, please contact us as soon as possible so we can see about transferring your registration to a different week.
If you must cancel your registration, please contact us as soon as possible.
Our new refund policy is as follows:
<2 weeks prior to camp: full refund
14 days to 48 hours prior to camp: 75% refund
48 hours prior to camp: 60% refund
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 to register your camper(s) online. Clicking the Submit button will automatically re-direct you to the page where camp sessions can be purchased. To register additional campers, please return to this page and fill out the camper information form again. Your child will not be registered until both of these are completed!
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 mask each day of camp. We will be requiring that masks are used whenever possible.
We will be checking temperatures of each camper at drop-off each day.
We have also modified certain procedures to reduce the sharing of items (such as craft supplies) between campers and reduce camper physical contact. Our camp is designed to take place almost entirely outside, where campers will have lots of fresh air and space to spread out!
Hopefully we will be able to relax these requirements soon, and we will keep camp parents updated!