Summer Camp: Out in the Sunshine

2023 summer camp flyerCalling all nature explorers!

Join UF/IFAS Extension at our first weeklong summer camp at the Florida Children’s Museum at Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland! Join us as we explore wildlife, botany, insects, and nature through crafts, activities, and outdoor play.  Each day will focus on a different nature concept that campers will explore using Bonnet Springs Park as their lab.

Let’s Explore! Natural Resources and Conservation

Polk County has so many wonderful natural resources and environmental lands to explore! From water to woods, campers will explore ways to protect these precious places by conducting experiments, playing games, and enjoying the outdoor spaces at Bonnet Springs Park.

Let’s Explore! Botany

Step into the wide world of botany by starting with a seed! Campers will learn how to grow plants from seeds and cuttings and create crafts using plants and natural items. All campers will come home with green thumbs!

Let’s Explore! Insect Adventures

Let’s learn about Florida’s insects and pollinators! Campers will create insect crafts, explore the world of pollination and bees, and get up close and personal with insects through exploratory activities.

Let’s Explore! Wildlife in Central Florida

Wildlife encounters are part of life as a Floridian! Campers will learn how to live with, and appreciate, the wildlife found in Central Florida.

Nature camp is for youth ages 10-12.

Camp is daily, Monday-Friday.  Camp drop off opens at 8:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm. Curriculum runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Camp fee is $325/week and includes daily lunch and one camp t-shirt. Campers should be prepared to be outdoors throughout the day.

Sign up for camp on the Florida Children’s Museum website. 


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Posted: May 22, 2023

Event Details

Start:  12-Jun-2023 at 8:00 am
End:  16-Jun-2023 at 5:00 pm

Event Series Details:  Not available
Event Link:  More information and registration
Event Location:  Florida Children's Museum, Bonnet Springs Boulevard, Lakeland, FL, USA

Category: Camp, Events, Horticulture, Natural Resources
Tags: #UFBugs, 4-H, 4-H Youth, A Yasalonis, Anne Yasalonis, Events, Florida Wildlife, Florida-Friendly, Gardening, Kids, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Nature

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