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Summer Camps

Experience Summer at our Downtown Sarasota Campus!

June 21 to July 9, 2021
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Little Girl inspects flower

Camp Lookout is designed for nature lovers entering 1st-5th grade.

Each week is packed with plenty of time in the great outdoors, wading in our waters, exploring our banyan roots, and catching lizards! Register for just one week, or all three! Each week we explore a new theme through hands-on activities. Registration for Camp Lookout is limited to 20* campers each week.

Weekly Camp Tuition: $175 Selby Gardens members, $200 non-members

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available! Email us at for more information.

*Safety is important to us. Camp Lookout will be operating at reduced capacity. Campers will be in one of two pods of 10, masks will be required, and we will spend the majority of our time outdoors. Click here more information on Selby Gardens’ Covid-19 protocols.

As we continue to navigate the challenges presented by the pandemic, summer camps will not be offered at our Historic Spanish Point campus this year. We look forward to hosting camps at both of our campuses in 2022!  


Weekly Themes

Girl with sea snail

Camp Lookout Session 1: June 21 to 25

POP! Goes the Garden

Unleash your inner Pop Artist! Campers will explore Selby Gardens through a Pop Art lens. This week is all about bold colors, dots, pop culture, and looking at how nature inspires art.  Campers will experiment with Pop Art techniques and unconventional materials to produce their own works of art.

Register today! Only a few spots remain in Session 1!

little boy Inspecting microscope

Camp Lookout Session 2: June 28 to July 2

Explorers of Sarasota Bay

Get out your dip nets, because it’s time to explore the Sarasota Bay! Campers this week will explore the waters off of Selby Gardens’ coastline to search for the fascinating creatures that live in Sarasota Bay. Wade into our living laboratory to discover the adaptations that allow plants and animals to live in a watery world, and learn about how life on land affects life in the water.

Session 2 is Full

Camp Lookout Session 3: July 5 to 9

Super Natural

Superpowers are not only found in the pages of comic books—super strength, super sight, super hearing, and camouflage are all around us! Campers will explore the real-life, unbe-leaf-able superheroes of the natural world. Through experimenting with forces of nature, we will uncover the science behind superpowers. 

Session 3 is Full