You have found the page for Calusa NatureLab Camp Registration for Summer 2017 — fill your child’s summer with fun, nature, science, and hands-on creative activities at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium: ten excellent themed weeks offer lots of variety! Ages 6-15 (grades 1-10; minimum age is 6 years). Calusa’s NatureLab Summer Camp is a unique active learning experience with our 105-acre outdoors and our learning centers engaging campers. Active learning experiences with animals, challenging research investigations and more. Each week focuses on a different theme. The camp is staffed by professional teachers assisted by advanced FGCU Environmental Studies majors, and all camp personnel are fully background-checked.
NatureLab Summer 2017 enrollment information:
Calusa NatureLab will be open on the weeks listed below, 8:30 am – 4 pm, with optional early drop-off at 8:00 am and optional after-care from 4 pm – 6 pm. Please be prompt; penalties for pickup after 6 pm accrue at the rate of $3/min.
What to Bring/wear: Please send a water bottle and a lunch with your camper each day. Children must dress for the outdoors in “play clothes,” as we will be outdoors exploring nature. All campers should bring a change of clothes and a second pair of shoes: it’s the rainy season and we will be occasionally exposed to muddy trails, etc. Closed-toed shoes are a MUST. Hat and sunscreen are highly recommended.
Enrollment applications are available at the Calusa Nature Center, or you may fill out the application below if you wish to register your student(s) online. Each participant will require a separate registration form fill, but choice of multiple camps may be made in that camper’s registration and payments may be made in one pass by setting the item quantities appropriately.
(Check below for our online application)
$202/week for non-members or lapsed members (Save money! Check out our Memberships Here)**
$157/week for current CNCP members
The two shorter scheduled weeks (3 days each, holiday weeks) are pro-rated accordingly.
Early drop-off (8 a.m.) is $5/child/day
Late Pickup/After-Care (up to 6 pm) is $15 extra per child/day
Book online below, or call 239-275-3435 with any questions.
Keep that young learning brain in shape — supplement your child’s summer break with outdoor activities, and fun science and nature programs!
**Membership in the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium is good for a full year of access to the museum, our planetarium shows and live animal demonstrations and many events.
Now accepting reservations for the following NatureLab weeks:
Session 1: Back to Nature/Ecosystems
June 5 – 9 – Back to Nature Week 1
June 12-16 – Ecosystems Week 2
Session 2: Uplands, Wetlands, and Wayfinding
June 19-23 – Florida’s Uplands Week 1
June 26-30 – Florida’s Wetlands Week 2
July 5-7 – Wayfinding in Nature: three-day wrap-up
Session 3: Nature Builders, Survival, and Plant Play
July 10-14: Nature Builders
July 17-21: Survival Week
July 24-28: Plant Play
Session 4: The Five Senses, Run Wild!
July 31 – Aug 4: Five Senses, Five Days
Aug 7 – 9: Three Days of Wild Adventures in Nature!
Non-members: $45/day or discount bundles of 5 days for $202.
Members: $35/day or discount bundles of 5 days for $157.
Early Drop-off Option: $5 per child, per day (drop off no earlier than 8:00 am)
Late Pick-up/After Care Option: $15 per child, per day (The Late Pick-up/After Care option is 4:15-6:00 pm pick up time)
To register your child for camp, please choose the option(s) you want and use the button corresponding to those options. Each child will need a separate registration.
IMPORTANT: The Camper Information Form (included below) must be filled out and submitted first — just one Camper Information Form is required per camper, whether your child is attending one camp session or all of them: This is where you will reserve space in specific camps, but reservations are not complete until payment is received. Campers will not be able to start camp if their information form has not been processed or full payment in agreement with membership status has not been received, so this form should be filled out and sent the same day as payment.
When your registration form (below) has been submitted, you will be shown a link to the payment options page. You must complete the payment process at that time to ensure your student/camper’s place in Summer NatureLab 2017.