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ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN!!!
2018 Nature’s Classroom Summer Day Camps

SWFWMD Water Adventure Camp
Cost: FREE (SWFWMD Sponsored)
Exiting 4th – 7th grade
Come experience Florida’s amazing water resources, animals and plant communities within the Hillsborough River Watershed. Participants will enjoy a boating adventure, shoreline sampling and an off-site field trip to Crystal Springs Preserve. Each student allowed to attend one session only.
Minimum of 15 students per session / Maximum of 40 students per session (2 instructors).

DATES:
  • Session 1:      June 4-7     FILLED
  • Session 2:      June 11-14 FILLED
  • Session 3:      June 18-21 FILLED
  • Session 4:      June 25-28 FILLED
HOW: Applications, along with notarized medical release and photography permission forms, will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis BEGINNING MARCH 23, 2018.  We will not be able to “reserve spots in the camps.”  There are 40 spaces available for each week.

FEE BASED CAMPS:


Early Explorations ½ day Camps
8:00-11:30am AND/OR 11:30-3:00pm
Cost:  $75.00 per each half day
Exiting Pre-K - 1st Grade
Morning session: Campers will use their 5 senses to explore and discover how animals use their senses to survive!
Afternoon session: We will focus on a different group of animals each day, such as invertebrates, birds, and mammals.
Campers may attend one session or attend both. Activities will be both indoor and outdoor. (approximately 50/50 depending on weather)
OFFERED:  Week 2 - June 11 - 14 - AM and/or PM
Minimum of 15 students per session.
Young Naturalists Camp
Cost:  $150.00
Exiting 1st - 3rd graders
Young Naturalists will be immersed in the great outdoors as they participate in nature walks, scavenger hunts, animal encounters, games and crafts while learning about the amazing flora and fauna that make Florida home.
Activities will be both indoor and outdoor. (approximately 50/50 depending on weather)
OFFERED:  Week 1 - June 4 - 7
Minimum of 15 students per session.

Survival Camp (Primitive Skills)
Cost :  $150.00
Exiting 4th - 7th graders
Come on an outdoor adventure as you learn primitive survival skills in the Florida wilderness.  Food resources, fire building, methods of findin g and conserving water, and shelter building will be highlighted.  Additional activities may include:  tracking, hiking, animal/plant identification and orienteering.
OFFERED:  Week 2 - June 11 - 14
Minimum of 15 students per session.
Outdoor Skills Camp (Present Skills)
Cost :  $175.00
Exiting 5th - 8th graders
This camp will focus on many present-day activities and skills of the outdoors such as:  canoeing, tent camping, archery, hiking and orienteering/GPS, and camp-side activities.  (Cost includes canoe rental fee.)
OFFERED:  Week 3 - June 18 - 21
Minimum of 15 students per session.

Wilderness Camp (Pioneer Skills)
Cost :  $150.00
Exiting 4th - 7th graders
Discover Florida through activities of the pioneers.  Make homemade root beer, butter, ice-cream, soap and rope.  Build a camp fire to cook your lunch, shoot a bow and arrow, and explore the woods to discover the natural resources from plants and animals in Floridaís woods.
OFFERED:  Week 1 - June 4 - 7
Minimum of 15 students per session.
REFUNDS CAN ONLY BE GIVEN IF THE CLASS IS CANCELLED.  Confirmation emails will be sent to you at a later date in May.


HOW: Applications for Fee Based Camps, along with notarized medical release and photography permission forms, will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  We will not be able to “reserve spots in the camps.” DEADLINE: All camps filled.

ALL CAMPS

WHERE: All camps will be held at Nature’s Classroom Outdoor Environmental Studies Center, 13100 Verges Road, Thonotosassa, FL 33592 (located off Fletcher Ave./Morris Bridge Rd., approx. 1.5 miles east of I-75). Directions

WHEN: All programs will run from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

These are not sleep-over camps. Parents are responsible for daily transportation of student(s).

Mail or drop off completed applications to:

        Nature’s Classroom
        13100 Verges Road 
        Thonotosassa, FL 33592

                OR

        Inter-office School Mail
        Nature’s Classroom
        Rt. 3

Original signatures and notarization required.  PLEASE do not scan/email or fax registrations!  Thank you!

Confirmation emails will be sent to you in May.

Any questions, please call (813) 987-6969 ext. 221 or email: debi.richardson@sdhc.k12.fl.us.

**NOTE: ALL programs are conducted in an outdoor environment. Please apply sunscreen and bug spray prior to arrival at Nature’s Classroom. Free breakfast and a free bagged lunch with milk/juice will be provided daily by SNS or you may bring your own.