A group of kids smiling
A group of kids smiling

Summer campers explore the natural wonders of the Sanctuary. Photo: Donald Sawin.
Summer campers explore the natural wonders of the Sanctuary. Photo: Donald Sawin.

Programs

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Wild Florida Adventure Camp 2023

Exciting, nature-based summer camp for children ages 6-12 years - enrollment begins January 3, 2023.

Get ready for a summer to remember! Join us for an exciting nature-based summer camp for children ages 6-12 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 and crafts, sports, water play, and more. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Each of our camp weeks focuses on a different theme. Sign up for one week or more. The fee is $225/week or $180/week for members. Scholarships and sibling discounts are also available.

Click here to enroll! Enrollment opens on January 3, 2023.

Weeks 1 and 4  (June 5 and June 26)

Many Miles of Reptiles | Explore the two-mile boardwalk in search of alligators, snakes, turtles, and the many reptiles that swim, slither, and sneak through the Sanctuary. Campers will examine snake skins, reptile bones, and turtle shells to find out how these amazing creatures survive in the swamp. 

Weeks 2 and 5 (June 12 and July 3)

Swamp Invaders | Giant snakes, slimy snails, strangling vines. Who are these invaders and how can we stop them? Campers will look for signs of invasive creatures and plants along the boardwalk and learn how they can help remove them from our communities.

Weeks 3 and 6 (June 19 and July 10)

It’s a Bug’s Life | Discover the secret lives of bugs. Hidden hives, underground caves, perilous pits. Step into the fascinating world of insects. Campers will use microscopes, dip nets, minnow traps, and more to get a bug's eye view of insects in their own habitats.

Week 7 (July 17)

Wetland Wonders: Mysteries of the Swamp | What lies beneath the dark waters of the swamp? Campers will discover the many wonders of water and participate in exciting activities along the boardwalk and in the Sanctuary. This theme promises a wet and wild week of watery adventures.

Before and After Care

Before-care is available from 8 to 9 a.m., and after-care is available from 4 to 5 p.m. for an additional fee of $20/week.

For more information about the camp, contact Debbie Lotter.

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