Selby Summer Camp Lookout

Fantastic Florida

June 13 2016 to July 1 2016 · 9:00am  – 2:00pm


3 sessions June 13-July 1, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Summer Camp at Selby Gardens is designed for lovers of the great outdoors ages 6-11 years. Selby Gardens has teamed with Around the Bend Nature Tours to offer hands-on, minds-on exploration with a native Florida twist. Daily activities embrace nature through group games, environmental science, art and cooling off by wading in our coastal water – the way a child’s summer should be! Sessions will be based in Sarasota’s only rainforest, the Ann Goldstein Children’s Rainforest Garden.

Space is limited to 35 campers per week

Camp Tuition: $145 Members, $160 Guests

This year’s camp features a curriculum focusing on Florida’s uniquely fascinating plants & animals. Smaller student-teacher ratios, appropriate age groupings and expanded hours make this year’s camp even more popular. Led by professionally-certified Naturalists and Marine Biologist, Selby’s Summer Camp Lookout will immerse your child in one to three fun-filled weeks of outside adventures.

June 13-17 – Coastal Kids
Campers get their feet wet discovering what lives in the estuary. Learn to identify the fish and other creatures that call coastal grass flats home. Using creative and critical thinking skills, campers will enjoy fish printing, daily dip–net discoveries, crab inquiry and storytelling games.

June 20-24 – Go Native
Campers will get their hands dirty through planting activities including designing their own take-home butterfly garden. Daily activities surrounding mangroves, epiphytes, and wildflowers are designed to teach children gardening secrets so they’ll go home with a green thumb.

June 27-July 1 – Critter Safari
Take a closer look and discover the big and small garden helpers that make us grow. By searching the gardens high and low for weird and wonderful creatures, campers will find that the garden abounds with birds, bugs, butterflies and crabs. Find them all and learn about how all life depends on plants.


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Event Details

This event finished on 01 July 2016