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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Wild Florida Adventure Camp - 2022

Join us for our NEW and exciting nature-based summer camp for children ages 6-10 years.

Get ready for a summer to remember!  Join us for our NEW and exciting nature-based summer camp for children ages 6-10 years at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Each week features a different theme with fun, interactive, hands-on activities for campers to explore the natural wonders of the Sanctuary. Campers will discover the ancient forest and animals along the boardwalk through activities that integrate science, arts, music, movement, drama, and more.  Sports and water play will also be part of each fun-filled week.

Each of our camp weeks focuses on a different theme. Sign up for one week or more! The fee for each camp week is $200, with scholarships and sibling discounts available. 

CLICK HERE to Register! 

Weeks 1 and 7 (June 6th and July 18th weeks)

Super Swamp Sleuths - Hoots, Howls, Grunts, and Growls

Campers will use their detective skills to investigate the sounds of the swamp. Who are these noisy swamp critters? Why do animals make these sounds? Are they calling for a mate or warning of a predator? Super sleuths are on the case!

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Weeks 2 and 8 - Wild Wings & Bird Nerds (June 13th and July 25th weeks)

Birds, bugs, and bats - what do they all have in common? Wings! Campers will observe flying creatures in action, and through fun experiments and activities, they will investigate the differences in wings, feathers, and the nature of flight.

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Weeks 3 and 9 - Insect Investigators (June 20th and August 1st weeks)

They aren't creepy, but they are crawly and so important! Campers will explore water, bushes, trees, and the earth beneath our feet, using magnifying glasses and other tools to get a closer look at our 6 legged friends and learn about the role they play in our ecosystem.

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Weeks 4 and 10 - Talons, Teeth, and Claws, Oh My! (June 27th and August 8th weeks)

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is home to many fascinating predators like alligators, owls, bobcats, hawks, and more! Campers will discover how these creatures find and hunt their prey, the important role predators play in the food chain, and how to track them as they explore the swamp along the boardwalk.

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Weeks 5 and 11 - The Wonderful World of Wetlands (July 5th and August 15th weeks)

The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is actually one big wetland!  Campers will discover the many wonders of water in this wetland and participate in fun activities along the boardwalk and in the Sanctuary as they explore the amazing qualities of water.

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Week 6 and 12 - Animal Architects (July 11th and August 22nd weeks)

Animals can be the most amazing and creative architects in building their homes! In this week, campers will get the chance to take on the role of animals. Together we will build dens, dig burrows and create our own nests, all using materials we find along our hikes.

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Before and After Care

Before care is available from 8:00 am to 9:00 am, and aftercare is available from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  

For more information about the camp, contact Debbie Lotter

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