Selby Summer Camp Lookout


June 12 2017 to June 30 2017 · 9:00am  – 3:00pm


NOTE: Weeks One and Two have sold out and Week Three is nearly full! Please email to be put onto a wait list.

New this year, Selby’s Summer Camp Lookout! is a full-day camp, designed for campers ages 6-11. Expanded curriculum and new activities integrate both science and the arts at an attractive price to extend the invitation to enjoy a summer in the Gardens to more families!

With a different theme each week, mornings are packed with plenty of time in the great outdoors, wading in our waters, climbing the trees and catching lizards – the way a child’s summer should be! After lunch, Camp Lookout moves indoors, and becomes Camp Look!Art! Created to complement our Gardens-wide exhibition Marc Chagall, Flowers, and the French Riviera: The Color of Dreams afternoons  are dedicated to artistic exploration of the different themes found in Chagall’s colorful, dreamlike works: flowers, people and places, and the circus!

Register for just one week, 2 weeks, or all three! Registration for each week is limited to 35 campers. Note: Each week requires a separate registration but only one checkout/payment. Welcome Packet and Release Forms can be found HERE.

9:00 am to 3:00pm.  Drop-off begins at 8:30 AM, pickup by 3:30 pm

Weekly Camp Tuition: $200.00 Gardens members
$220.00 non-members


WEEK 1: June 12-16–
Mornings, “Adventure Bay”
Campers will get their feet wet as they discover what lives in the estuary and learn to identify the fish, crustaceans and other creatures that make the coastal grass flats their home. Using creative and critical thinking skills, campers will enjoying activities such as fish printing, daily dip–net discoveries, crab inquiry and storytelling games.

Afternoons, “Flowers and the French Riviera”
Complementing our current exhibition featuring Marc Chagall’s flowers and botanical imagery, campers will create beautiful floral and nature-inspired art.

WEEK 2: June 19-23–
Mornings, “Growing Gardeners”
Campers will get their hands dirty by digging into gardening activities, including designing their own butterfly garden and creating recycled wildflower paper. Daily activities surrounding native plants, epiphytes, edibles, and flowers are designed to teach children gardening secrets so they’ll go home with a green thumb.

Afternoons, “I and the Village”
Throughout Marc Chagall’s life, many of his works featured self portraits, landscapes, scenes of village life, and the people he loved. This week, campers will explore self-portraiture, and create their own masterpieces featuring the places they live, and the people they know.

WEEK 3: June 26-30–
Mornings, “Rainforest Friends”
Campers will unlock the mysteries of the deep, dark rainforest, exploring the people, plants, and animals that call this place home.  Make rainforest inspired objects, press & pickle plants and take field notes like a Selby botanist, taste rainforest foods, and learn about the rainforest’s weird and wonderful creatures, great and small.

Afternoons, “Cirque du Sarasota”
Inspired by Marc Chagall’s wild and whimsical circus imagery, and celebrating Sarasota’s own heritage as a circus city, campers this week will make fantastic and colorful circus-themed creations.

Questions?  Email

Event Details

This event finished on 30 June 2017